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1959 CJ-5 Walla Walla, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

I post this because it wins the award for the most creative use of a Uhaul item (as a seat cover).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/925982008024172

“Everything is factory on this runs and drives factory PTO with blade .needs new leaf springs in the front,shocks have all been replaced. Price is firm please no messages after 10 pm won’t answer until morning thank you. Oh it is not mine I’m helping a neighbor.”

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1949 Truck Somerset, KY $6500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This modified truck has had the top removed, among other changes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1020500588729420

“Keep Willis 1949 Original title”

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1950 Modified CJ-3A Celestine, IN $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/06/2021) This jeep is probably a re-themed version of this ambulance jeep from 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/188309073217907

“For sale is a early 50s Willys Jeep. Runs good. Does need brakes to be drivable. 4×4. Has a generator in the back, used to be driven in parades in Vincennes. I do not have the title for it. Asking $10,000”

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1948 CJ-2A(?) Hohenwald, TN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Obviously a custom build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/573228564026294/

“4500 obo call for more info”

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1963 Veepish Flatfender Star, ID $2900

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

(10/21/2021) This is a custom build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185459397073105

“Custom Jeep body (not a kit) built on top of VW pan. Runs but engine smokes. Very unique and fun to drive!”

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1962 Custom Wagon Build From Australia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Blaine shared this unusual wagon build from Australia. Note the side mounted air cleaners.

https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/gavan-julie-starr-thomas-1962-willys-jeep-wagon

 
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Year? Custom Flattie Norwalk, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

The headlight bezels might hit at this being a CJ-V35U, but it also is a pretty big mish-mash of parts. There must be a good story behind this creation. Unfortunately, there is no description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1247561359054193

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1946 CJ-2A Brillion, WI No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Unusual build.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/bar/d/brillion-46-willys-jeep-wrangler/7404693102.html

“rat rod hot rod steet rod willys 355 that made 455 hp and 350 auto with a 32 stall converter all sway bars have road race it works very good very fun like a big go cart chevy 67 to 73 camaro 64 to 72chevelle 62 to 72 nova 64to 72 el camino wrangler or will sale out right will sale with out motor and trans”

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Various Jeeps Cornell, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

The yellow jeep has an unusual windshield/top combo.

https://up.craigslist.org/pts/d/cornell-willys-jeep/7394567241.html

“Orange Willys CJ -2A 4 x 4,missing carb, motor froze. $700
Green Willys 1/4 4 x 4, just Transmission, rear ends $700
Light green Willys, 1/4 ton 4 x 4, no motor, has transmission. $500
Yellow Willys, 1/4 ton, 4 x 4, has Ford motor 6 cyl., has transmission with pto . $500
Have extra Willys Jeep motor 4 cyl. Froze up.
1977 Jeep J-10 pickup-has motor and transmission. $500”

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1947 CJ-2A Franklinville, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was For Trade.

Lots of custom work on this flattie.

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“Looking for trade offers only really, not even sure I want to let it go. Just bored and looking for the next thing to tinker on since I don’t have room to store them.

1947 steel tub Willys CJ2a stretched about a foot and sitting on a 1979 CJ5 chassis. YJ springs, fresh built 258 (built by Steve Damon) oil catch can, crane cam/lifters, heavy crankshaft (early model with 7 counterweights great for low rpm no-stall) Keith black pistons, head and block surfaced, T18 4 speed with 6.32:1 low gear, D20 transfer case, Ford 9″ rear end & D30 front (with lockers) 3:54 gears, 35×15 tires, custom oak dash/center console with all SpeedHut gauges (GPS speedo), hi-output single wire charging system, Kicker speaker pods, kicker amp/10” sub, integrated roll bar, Griffin radiator, MSD ign, “monstaliner” coating on body, no rust many more pics and parts but this is getting long.

I like all sorts of vehicles so shoot me a [worthy] trade offer and if I’m interested I’ll message you back to exchange more”

 
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1957 Swedish Fire Truck in Germany 16,500 Euros

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Craig shared this 1957 Swedish Fire Truck for sale ion Germany. It looks in great shape. The price is just over $19,000.

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html

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Roughly translated from German:

A very rare treasure. Forget all the assistance systems and all the other bells and whistles that today’s cars have.

This is pure driving!

Swedish Willys truck from 1957 with 3.6 liter Super Hurricane 6-cylinder engine.

An old master mechanic did a lot on the car in just under 100 hours.
Main work: The front was converted to disc brakes with a conversion kit from kaiserwillys.com from America. That’s why 17 inch rims from a Dodge Ram are now fitted. The rims were turned out to match and powder-coated in black.”

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Year? CJ-3B Florence, AL $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

This looks to be a modified and stretched CJ-3B. This might be 2WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/655065439191894

“1946 Willy jeep will crank by spraying starting fluid in carburetor 62654 miles showing. No u can not drive it home. It needs work. But for its age it’s not bad 2500 o.b.o”

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1951 CJ-3A Wood-body Kalkaska, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

This unusual body deserves some more pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1137248250119632

“1951 Jeep Willy’s Willy’s · Small_car · Driven 500 miles All wood body Willy’s.”

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1966 Stretched DJ-6 6×6 Portland OR $25,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

This is a unique jeep that you may have see pics of around the internet/facebook. Both back axles are powered. A few readers have seen this in person and know the builder. One especially unique thing about it is that the jeep was originally a rare DJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/505387947387753

“Selling 1 of a kind custom 1966 CJ5 jeep , V6 auto. 6×6, former Holbrook specialty jeep, jolly jeepers rig, new tires,new paint and seats. V6 with turbo 400 transmission, bobcat tracks can be added , front winch. Off road use only. Ready for fun. 25,000$ No trades Trailer not included”

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1946 CJ-2A Wheat Ridge, CO $1000

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

This is an unusual build with a tilt hood and raised gauge panel.

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/wheat-ridge-1946-willys-jeep/7357633012.html

“I’m not certain on the year of this Willys. This was purchased at a Estate sale and has NO TITLE, just a bill of sale.
Would make a great off road crawler. Was set up for a small block Chevy. One piece lift off front end. Custom dash.
A few misc. parts come with it, windshield frame, tailgate, some driveshafts and such. What you see is what I have.
Has original axles under it. Newer steering box. This could be a cool crawler.
Has a nice set of 33×12.50 tires on it.
May part out if I get enough interest in parts.”

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Year? DJ-5 Stretched Houston, TX $5900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

A custom stretched DJ-5.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-jeep-dj5-modified/7360059170.html

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“Wow this is cool – what kind of Jeep is this exactly? From Europe? South America? Is this Korean war era? Falkland Islands? Northern Ireland? These are the kinds of questions I get which is a lot of fun. If you don’t like attention, this is not the Jeep for you.

It started out as a retired postal Jeep (DJ5). I’ve since extensively modified it to be of roughly the same dimensions as the rare Willys CJ6. Frame stretched 18” with lots of hand fabricated body modifications, roll bars, etc. Custom safari top (the only top), new seats & seatbelts, Bluetooth stereo. I tossed the tired 4-banger and swapped in a stout Ford 302 & C4 automatic. Engine has 351 heads, 4bbl, new electronic distributor, water pump, radiator, exhaust manifolds, battery, etc. etc. Fairly aggressive cam, sounds great. Way more motor than this light truck needs, but it is fun.

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Year? CJ-3A Tacoma, WA $4750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

This jeep has been modified with a truck bed. It’s listed as a 1958, so maybe it was originally a DJ-3A or maybe it is a modified CJ-3B or CJ-5.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197222075670198

“I am selling my one of a kind custom Willys Jeep. This Jeep has a CJ3A front end with a custom stepside Willys pickup style bed. It is powered by a Ford 302 v8 with a T150 three speed manual transmission. That is paired to a Dana 18 transfer case that puts power to a Dana 44 rear axle and a Dana 35 front axle. The Jeep has 33” tires with front locking hubs. Jeep runs, but needs a new battery and fuel, possible the carb cleaned. I’m asking $4750 or best offer.”

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1950? CJ-3A? Thermopolis, WY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a 2A body, so the date and model may be incorrect. The wagon/truck/jeepster front clip fits pretty well.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/622601245384028

“1950 CJ 3A Buick V6, has manual trans with 2 stick transfer case Asking $2,500 Has clear title”

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German’s Re-style a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This post was first published September 25, 2014:

Joshua Regula-Morris has a neighbor who had an MB in Germany. The first photo shows him on his Jeep in 1946. The second photo shows the text on the back of the first photo. Apparently, some Germans restyled the jeep, resulting in photo #3. Joshua’s neighbor swears this is the same jeep. Before leaving Germany he sold it to a friend. You can just make out the shackles at the front below the bumpers. Unfortunately, there aren’t any photos from the side.

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2-Inline Raditors on MB Build

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Unusual • TAGS: .

This unusual build appeared in the November 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The build has two radiators, built in-line. I figured you all would enjoy this oddity.

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1942? MB? Port Orchard, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

Hey, it runs! So much to look at here …

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/991011251697589

“42 Willys, many mods to the body, very cool rig, runs like a top, needs brake work and some love.”

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1951 CJ-3A? Kalkaska, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2021) Someone spent some time on that wood body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/126990732737502

“1951 Jeep custom wood body runs good one of a kind.”

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1948 CJ-2A New Paltz, NY $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/27/2021) This runs, but it appears to have a CJ-5 body melded with a CJ-3A cowl.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1466927140316312

“Good jeep starts right up 35 firm will start it up in front of you”

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1952? M-38A1? Silver Lake, MI $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Listed as a 1952, this may have been an M-38A1 at some point. If you like a colorful jeep, this may be for you.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/mears-1952-jeep-willy-cj-chevy-motor/7332281538.html

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“1952 jeep 350 chevy motor with aluminum heads turbo 400 trans 4×4 39x19x15 tires this jeep is set up for the beach ore sand dunes it has a fiberglass body with steel doors if you put on the street you will need to put on a different set of tires the frame is powder coated …..power dist brakes ps auto ALSO YOU CAN REMOVE THE HOOD AND REMOVE THE TOP ..”

 
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1974 CJ-5 Newkirk, OK $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

Here’s a customized plow jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/536866917321740

“1,500 firm I will not go any lower 1974 Jeep cj5 conversion. 258 inline 6 bottom end knocks Hydraulics work. Only one ever made I have the email from the company that manufactured it if proof is needed. Has a hydraulic blade on the front and hydraulics on the side for a brush hog. I do not have the brush hog”

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