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1942 GPW JeepRod Suffield, CT $11,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

This looks like one of the better Jeep Rod projects.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/suffield-1942-jeep-ford-gpw/6817592579.html

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“VERY COOL
ONE OF A KIND
WW II ROADSTER
This is a well designed “FUN CAR”
REAL STEEL 1940’S BODY

The engine is a 355 ci Chevy. It has a 327 block and 305 heads. Custom frame with ’32 Ford front spring set up and a model A rear spring with a 9″ Ford rear. The trans is a 200r4.
DRIVES LIKE A GO CART
HANDLES LIKE A RACE CAR
MORE FUN TO DRIVE THAN ANYTHING YOU HAVE TAKEN TO A SHOW OR CRUISE NIGHT
Is it perfect…no it is not, BUT is it fun to drive…
YOU bet it is
I would consider the car unfinished as the emergency brake has not been hooked up”

 

 
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Dec. 1945 Popular Mechanics Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This Combat Bulletin video was shared by Dee Cook on G503 FB. From 14:07 to 15:05. 

The photos below are snapshots from the above video. They resemble the jeep shown below that was built by Wayne K. Pike. It was built by members of the 9th Service Squadron at the 13th Army Air Base on the island of Moratai. Note that it has a chrome/stainless trim strip absent from the car featured in the Popular Mechanics article below.

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ORIGINAL POST FEBRUARY 11, 2013: Bob alerted me to this first picture. Then, we started going through the whole December 1945 issue and found all kinds of jeep references.  You can view the entire issue on Google.

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 6 Streamlined Jeep

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 72 Jeep with Odd Body

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 77 Men using Jeep like a plow horse

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 73 Men us jeep to fix propeller

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 70 Fixing Jeep Frame

 
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1960 Wagon Four Door Dayton, VA eBay

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

UPDATE: Back on eBay (thanks Craig)

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(last listed on ebay in Jan 2015) “This is a custom, one-off Willy’s Jeep. It was made for Henry Kaiser, when he retired to Hawaii and became involved in tourism and land development. He had the custom pink long-wheelbase Willys wagon built for exploring the island. Kaiser’s wife loved pink and all of his construction equipment was painted pink, so that seems to be where the pink color for the Jeep came from. This can all be seen on the following web page, along with a photo (which is the black and white photo provided in the photos of the vehicle) of the Jeep in Hawaii : http://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyHawaii.html

We also have documentation from the Kaiser Jeep Corporation stating that this Jeep is an authentic one of a kind Jeep. Please only serious inquiries only and please do not try to convince us that we are wrong about it being a one of a kind, this is most definitely not a railroad Jeep. We know what we have and are willing to answer questions of those with serious inquiries about this vehicle.”

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The seller claims to have documentation to prove that this is the only four door limo-like wagon made. to Willys Country this wagon was once used as a limo for an airport. Whether there was only one built or remains an undocumented issue at this point. Is the wagon above the same one that’s in the photo below? Hard to say for sure.

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1950 CJ-3A? Aberdeen, WA $2000

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

I’m not sure what this is or was.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/hoquiam-willies-jeep-1950/6806355235.html

“1950 Willie’s Jeep serious inquiry only $2000 firm”

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1947 CJ-2A/Ford Bolivar, MO $2500

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

Roger shared this odd looking Jeep/Ford combo.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/910784532321724/permalink/2162978273769004/?sale_post_id=2162978273769004&ref=messenger_share

“Clear title. 3 ccy. Standard hasn’t ran in. 5 years. 4×4. Very very cool all original but top somone put a ford. Top it which. Makes it nice at times. Either way it’s. Cool old project. And. Don’t see any like this. ONLY TRADES be. Old muscle cars which means 74 or older”

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1953 CJ-3A Swamp Buggy Glades County, FL $2500

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

I’m digging this oddity.

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/d/palmdale-willys-jeep-1953/6795195640.html

“’53 Willys Jeep buggy is a 4 cylinder 4 speed manual transmission. Price is $2,500.”

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1950 Ford/Jeep Wrangler Project Hartsville, SC $6000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Is the chassis jeep?

https://florencesc.craigslist.org/cto/d/hartsville-1950-ford-jeep-wrangler/6791296636.html

“1950 ford/jeep wrangler running gear 4×4 project runs and drives tittle, lots of new stuff 6000”

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1951 Franken-jeep Leeds, NY $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Runs.

https://catskills.craigslist.org/cto/d/leeds-1951-willys-jeep/6794841455.html

“51 Willy’s,4w drive, rat rod, custom built,could do more! Must see, runs great, clutch slips a little, needs attention, generator not included, could use a new battery,”

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1946 CJ-2A Santa Rosa, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This has a variety of mods. The entrances have been modified quite a bit. It’s oddly cool in it’s own way.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/windsor-1946-jeep-cj-2a/6760512471.html

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“I have had this Jeep for 32 yrs with my dad (have had it 5 yrs since his passing). It has been a very good hunting vehicle for us, but have decided to let someone else enjoy it. Everything works on it and is mostly original or as gotten. Please see itemized list below:

Engine: 1953 134 F-head (replaced in 1986 from original Flathead)
Elect.: 12V (switched at engine change-out from 6V system)
Original Running gear: (Transmission, rear-ends, and transfer case (2 stick)
Extras: Tow bar, 2000 lb winch (used once to pull out buck), Warn locking hubs, good tires and tread, runs and drives strong, solid 6-point ROPS (roll over protection system) with front and middle being added professionally in 2017, all required lights work (head, tail and brake), all 7 off-road lights work (back up flood, 2 floods on front bumper, 2 KC Daylighters on rear roll bar and 2 36W/360 lumen Cree lights on front roll bar, CB antenna with all wiring in place (will change out existing fire radio with CB if wanted, the towing light bar with standard 7-way plug and a Mico hydraulic e-brake.

This Jeep is ready to be used with no fixing on your part. I used it all 2018 deer season with no issues. If you are looking for a hunting rig that is reliable and ready to go and at a fair price, this is it.
I will entertain only serious offers, and ignore all low-ballers. I am not here to give it away, but will respect a fair offer, just the same.
Please email me with any questions or interest.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Donna, TX eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was priced at $23,000. Now on eBay. 

(11/13/2018) Looks like much of the body and the fenders are home made.

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“1954 Jeep Willys CJ3
Overall condition exterior and interior is excellent condition (Show room condition)
ALL Matching numbers!!

COMES WITH OWNER MANUALS, Vinyl cab with doors and large zippered rear door, drop down tailgate. This Jeep is in overall amazing condition and appears to have mostly original parts. The Jeep looks, runs, and drives great, tires are like new, all lights work, starts in one crank.

It’s like your buying a new Jeep in this pristine condition! A real collectors vehicle! You won’t find many like this out there.”

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1946 CJ-2A Berthoud, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Craig noted this is on eBay, too.

We’ve seen this one before, but for some reason I can’t locate the original ad.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/berthoud-1946-jeep-cj2a-willys/6782272131.html

“Selling a 1946 Willys that starts, drives and stops. Has an original motor that does not smoke. Recently serviced plugs, oil and coolant. Has the 6v system so its a slow starter. Great base for a restoration. Come with aluminum top and doors.”

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1955 CJ-3B Whigham, FL $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

The rear of this has been stretched. It includes kennels for hunting dogs. This was for sale back in 2013, but there were not pics of it at the time. This is how the seller described it in that post: “1955 Willys quail jeep with stretch body. Dog boxes and high rise back set and front scouting seats mounted to front bumper. Not perfect or pretty, but runs strong and gets the job done.”

https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/cto/d/whigham-1955-willys-jeep/6773326474.html

“Runs good changed out the condenser points and rotary button fuel tank needs to be cleaned and it will be ready to hunt again it’s a cj3b”

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CJ-3B Body on a 1994 Platform Paso Robles, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2018) Not sure how much value is here.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/paso-robles-1942-willys-jeep/6762365985.html

“1942 Willys Jeep with 1994 GM running Gear.
Needs to be completed.
Nice project for the winter.
Selling as is.
Clear title.”

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Year? GPW Cuba, MO $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/19/2018)  At least it runs.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1947-ford-jeep/6772744254.html

“GREAT RESTORATION PROJECT
RUNS & DRIVES
5 SPEED MANUAL”

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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA $39,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $39,000

(01/31/2017) This is quite the build!

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/woody-willys-1951-one-of-kind/6769668487.html

“All custom 51 Willys woodie. Extensive sheet metal work, extended fenders, hood, roll pan and a tilt hood and more. All polished LS engine, with LS460e trans polished, hydro boost brakes. Custom dash, gauges, center console. Custom rebuilt painted frame blazer. All custom solid Maple wood with electric lift gate, PW, PB tilt etc. Custom interior, 6 way power seats with headrest monitors, custom made maple rear floor. Brand new 20″ rims and tires. So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. Less than 300 miles. Just testing the market. Serious offers only. Leave a message.”

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1951 Custom jeep Newport News, VA $1700

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/29/2018) Chris spotted this oddball. Might be neat if finished up nicel

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep-rat-rod/6762618636.html

“1951 Willys jeep Va Title in my name has f134 motor that runs and yard drives good,working 4 drive,vintage lockout hubs,needs mastercylinder and wheels cylinders resealed, to stop. Recent tires Starts easy and purrs like a kitten”

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Custom Flattie Yuba City, CA $2592

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

Jay spotted this unusual flat fender project on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/446275155885854

“1942 Jeep that’s ben strechted and widened and mounted on a 79 Bronco frame with a 88 fuel injected 5.0, 89 AOD trans, 79 transfer case with split shifter, 9in rear and Dana 44 front, 35in tires on 12inX15in Centerline rims. It’s a project but most of the mechanical is done!”

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Year? Custom Canyon County, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Listed as a 1941 Willys Jeep, this is a curious one. This might have a truck cab and flatfender fenders.

“Runs, Drives, Stops
Needs Work”

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1943 MB/GPW Greeneville, TN $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Now 100% painted olive drab. Price dropped to $2000.

https://tricities.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-mb/6727803651.html

“I have a Willy’s MB Jeep that runs and drives.
I do not have a title for this Jeep but one can be obtained.
I got this Jeep from a man that used it on a farm as a side by side.
It has the original flat head “go devil” engine that starts every time.
I have enjoyed having this Jeep but just don’t have a need for it.
I’m really looking to sell but would trade if I came out ahead on the trade.
Cash price is $2,000 obo. Trade value would be higher.
You could restore this mb and make a lot of money. They sale every nut and bolt for this Jeep.
Please text for inquiries about this Jeep.
If it is still posted I still have it.”

It’s now all painted Olive Drab:

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Was partially Olive Drab (10/05/2018):

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1975 CJ-5 Aurora, CO $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This has unusual grille and headlight mods. Makes sense for a plow rig. Has a Meyer hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1862279830567860

“1975 CJ5 258 inline 6 with a turbo yes a turbo runs and drives has title”

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VW/Jeep Cross Princeton, KY $5500

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

Unusual build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2196055610650648

“Rat rod ,48 willys on 68 vw pan . It has new floor pans.tires,shocks,brakesand drop spindles in front. Runs and drive’s great.”

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1949 Wagon/Custom Graham, WA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

I’m not altogether sure what this is, but there do seem to be some willys parts on it.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/1949-willys-overland/6730228566.html

“1949 Willys overland
delivery truck restoration project car
All dis assembled.
Frame and some parts have been powder coated
make offer”

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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Could be a good project. The roll cage does not look very heavy.

“Custom 1947 CJ2A for sale. Stretched 12″ on a Scout II frame. Chevy 350 engine with np435 4spd transmission. Ended up having too many vehicles to keep this project alive. The jeeps itself is about 90% complete. Just needs some final wiring and brake work. This jeep will make an awesome camping/wheeling rig when complete! Will need to be towed as I don’t have access to a trailer”

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willys-crawler-project/6729336291.html

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Year? CJ-2A w/Rear Box Centralia, WA $650

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

Dan spotted this crazy thing. The transmission cross member suggests it is a 2A and the grille suggests it is most likely a ’46.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/flathead-willys-jeep-with/6724862540.html

“I’m selling an old flat fender flathead willys Jeep. This was a barn find, I know very little about it’s history and have no paper work on it. All I know is that it came from Canada and it was used as a snow plow at one time, it made its way down to Washington and then sat in a barn for 40 years. Very interesting custom body with suicide doors. Both door latches and roll down windows work. Has PTU gearbox on rear bumper but the drive shaft from the transmission is missing. Engine is in ruff shape, I have not tried to turn it over yet. Drive train seams to be in working order. What you see is what you get. I will leave it on my flatbed trailer so I can deliver it to you. I will deliver it as far as Idaho and Northern California for a charge of $1 a mile.”

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1952 CJ-3A El Reno, OK $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2016) It’s different.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willy-willys-jeep-runs/6707125867.html

“Runs GREAT, no issues, rumbles and runs like a HOT ROD
4×4 works great
Clean Title
Selling because I don’t have time to enjoy
Ford 302 Engine
Glasspacks
Snorkel
New Brakes Front/Rear
Hydrolic Clutch
38″ tires
4-LED Front lights on switch
2-Rear LED lights on switch
1-Main cut off switch
Custom made luggage rack
Waterproof Stereo System
Cobra CB
Dual Gun Rack”

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