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2012 Sand Jeep Mira Loma, CA $30,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks like fun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/740361653135496/

“Stroker 350 SBC, Turbo 400, Manual Art Carr Valve Body, Ford 9inch Strange Heavy 3rd Member. Currie 300m 35 Spline Axels. Pro Am Front Suspension and Brakes. Pro Am Rack and Electric Power Steering. Too much to list..super clean fun reliable toy . Make me an offer located in norco ca”

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1974 CJ-5 Fulton, NY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Runs and plows.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1043158436040498/

“1974 Jeep CJ5 rebuilt straight 6 cylinder 4×4 new aluminum radiator runs good 7.5 ft Meyers plow electric over hydraulic will push snow all day long no title”

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Pink Sands Paddy Wagon Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Postcards • TAGS: , .

No pic of the backside of this postcard from the Bahamas, presumably the pink sands area. I had no luck searching for more info on the web.

View all the information on eBay

“Jeep called the Pink Sands Paddy Wagon. Card in very good condition. Free shipping.”

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1947 Modified CJ-2A Palm Bay, FL Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/04/2020) This modified CJ-2A with the truck-like addition is road ready. The body appears to have some kind of body liner on it.

https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/bar/d/melbourne-1947-jeep-willys-cj2a/7047002650.html

“Selling of for trade is my 2a.. been fully restored inside and out.. I value it to be worth 15 to 20k”

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1953 CJ-3A Sesser, IL $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Listed as a 1953, it appears to be a 1946 CJ-2A. Has a few mods. I’ve never seen a tow mount attached above the PTO bar like this one has.

https://carbondale.craigslist.org/snw/d/sesser-1953-cj-2a/7053107468.html

“1953 Willys cj2a Jeep.
All original, clear title, runs and drives great. Frame is in great shape, very solid. Body is in really good shape. Floors have been patched. Bed is in really good shape with no patches. New paint and decals. Interior has been rhino lined. New tail lights need wired up. Headlights work, gauge cluster works. Brakes work great. Come with another complete set of military tires. They are one size taller. Has removable bikini top. Middle seat slides right out. Just a fun Jeep that never gets used anymore.”

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

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/31/2017) This one has been around a while.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-woodie-custom/7047189099.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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1974 Custom Jeep Lancaster, CA Make Offer

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

Thanks to Kelso Bob for sharing this unusual creation. I am curious about how the builder went about the Chassis’ ‘Bomb protection’ strategy. It’s not clear if the $40k is a real price or just a place holder.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/558752301516432/

“EXCEPTING OFFERS… This 1974 JEEP AMC was the brainchild of a very creative man. (( Firstly You won’t find another one like this on the planet. Just being honest )).
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY ( COMBAT OR PREPER READY! )
(FIRSTLY) This is the only jeep on the road like this, I repeat the only jeep on the road like this. There is not another on this entire planet, IT WAS BUILT FROM 3 JEEPS, created not purchased. – SHALOW WATER AMPHIBIOUS – RIGHT HAND SIDE DRIVE – SEATS 6 PASSENGERS! – *** SIT ON THE ROOF, GRAB A BEER AND WATCH THE STARS IN THR DESERT *** – Clean title – MUCH BIGGER IN PERSON! SITS 7ft HIGH – Gun racks – Knife Locations – 4WD – 2WD SWITCH – 360 CUBIC “ (5900cc) V8 – 3speed AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – TVs – GPS – HIGH MOUNTED EXHAUST FOR SHALLOW WATER MOVEMENT – “FULLY ENFORCED CHASIS FOR BOMB PROTECTION” OVER 100k went into creating this jeep.”

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1962 Wagon San Marcos, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Back on the market.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2636042173152418/

“Willys Jeep. I don’t have the time or money to fix it up like I want. It runs and it drives just needs a face lift.”

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Year? CJ-3B? Wauchula, FL $2000

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

The engine fires on this creation. Looks like a 3B hood on a CJ-5 grille with a CJ-2A windshield?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/744581559343462/

“1943 Willy needs restoration or great a toy..does fire up..cranked it a few weeks ago..”

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1953 Custom Truck Moses Lake, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

I thought I’d seen this for sale, but I didn’t find it in my archives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/755207584989845/

“This is a custom Willys Jeep pickup that has been shortened and made into a convertible. It has original transmission and transfer case. It has a Ford 261 v8 witch is the predecessor to the 289. It has no rust and it also comes with a working PTO winch! I hate to sell it but I have a couple other projects I’m trying to finish and I’m a disabled vet so with Christmas on the way I need the cash! I have a like new set of nice tires I will throw in if someone gives close to my asking price! This thing has had a lot of work put into it!”

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1946 CJ-2A Corona, NY $16,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back up for sale. Not quite all original.

(05/03/2019) Some creative woodworking this 2A.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/cto/d/corona-1946-jeep-willys/7032099376.html

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“I am selling my 1946 Jeep Wyllis. This vehicle is fully restored, and in mint condition. Starts right up, drives, and everything works including the 4×4 system. All original, clean tittle in hand. Clean car – low miles.

 

 
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1954 CJ-3B Donna, TX $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was priced at $23,000. Price dropped to $16,000.

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

https://mcallen.craigslist.org/cto/d/donna-1954-jeep-willys-cj3/7031725852.html

“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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1973 CJ-5 Belvidere, TN $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Some body mods on this CJ-5.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2222847298006155/

“258 inline 6 with a 3 speed runs great doesn’t leak any oil trans shifts good has 31/10.50s on it message me for more info would like to trade for a 5 speed Cherokee or a Comanche”

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1969 Jeepster Commando Stoughton, WI $3500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , , .

Someone created this custom Commando out of what was probably a rusted body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458282124826200/

“V6 225 3 speed T14 manual transmission. It was redone to look nice with rustoleum tractor red paint and filler. It has wood floor and homemade truck bed. I redid brakes and have it running well. Plow pump was removed. Unique and road worthy, but not highway worthy yet. Not many out there and would be great off-road as 4wd works.”

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1954 CJ-3B Wadena, MN $3250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Supposed to have a rear PTO, but I don’t see it on the back? It’s got an L-head rather than an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/554898255248464/

“54 Willy’s CJ 3b, 4 cup flathead engine. Less then 50 miles on overhaul. New brake pads and master cylinder, new rear leaf springs, has the rare agricultural rims. Has the rear pto”

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1952? CJ-2A JeepRod Mountain Home, ID $3800

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(1030/2019) It appears to be a 2A body, give the ignition switch holes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2493158767671587/

“1952 willys jeep / rat rod. Original flat 4 Willy engine transmission, transfer box and rear end. Runs good has new battery. Also have some extra parts. New brake pads wheel seals bearings ect. Custom whiskey barrel seat with suicide doors. Possible partial trade make an offer”

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1956 Modified Truck Charlestown, NH $1800

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Here’s an odd one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/103703779667744/

“Clone willys truck/flatbed. Runs drives stops, needs seats. No rot that I see, bought off a coworker who’s moving to Florida. Was going to put axles and tires and make a woods rig, but too many projects to dedicate time on it. Has plow set up but no blade. Open to offers and trades”

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RLT Development’s Husky R.V. Jeep Kit

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unique Jeeps, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This post about the rare Husky jeep kit has been updated with four more images at the bottom.

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Originally posted August of 2013:

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Sometimes called the Husky R.V. or the R.L.T. Husky, this Jeep Kit was sold out of the UK and used atop a Ford Taurus or Ford Escort Mark IV (and other cars?). It was available for an unknown period during the 1980s and 1990s.

“R.V. – Rugged and Versatile aptly describes these tough, reliable and inexpensive all-weather vehicles. The unique exterior MDF body combines great strength with structural rigidity and will not rust, crack, craze or splinter, yet is easy to repair.

The sturdy steel chassis, with substantial (de)fenders front & rear, is built for long life, stability and to cope with rugged conditions. Seating can vary from 2 fronts with a rear load space, which can be fitted with forward, rearward or inward facing rear seats, accessed via a ‘walk-thru’ from the front can be accommodated by simple modification to the cutting and assembly process, or the rear zip up rear hood window, with or without the optional opening tailgate

Fold-flat windscreen. Ford front engine/RWD ensures safe predictable handling, amazing traction and reliable mechanics. Nimble as an Escort, the HUSKY turns tighter than a London Taxi and yet provides a comfortable ride even over rough terrain. Safety options include a hefty Roll Bar, front Nudge Bar and chassis mounted Side Impact bars/steps”

Some pictures:

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IMAGE LINKS:  Use these links to see the above large res images herehere, here, and here.

http://www.locust.org.uk/about/brochures/wrv/page2.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Fullerton, CA $2700

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

UPDATE: This appeared sold, but has returned to Craigslist. Price dropped to $2700. This was previously listed in Irvine.

(09/16/2019) From the pics, it looks like there was some good work done on this.

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“Very cool Willy’s Jeep all original drivetrain does not run. It looks like the cowl and windshield were grafted from a Willy’s wagon, and the steel cab is all one piece. Probably not a prototype vehicle or a relative to the CJ4, but a cool “missing link” CJ2a built with awesome craftsmanship 40+ years ago. Possibly a non-US made Jeep wagonette. Suicide doors latch. Great patina. This will be the coolest Jeep at Easter Jeep safari.”

 
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1956 Custom Wagon Priest River, ID $4800

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

Ken shared this cool custom utility wagon.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/oldtown-1956-willies-custom-club-cab/6998308677.html

“Custom Willies with manually operated snow plow, dump bed, hydraulic boom lift. Chevy 283 V8 engine. Ready to plow. Cash.”

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1949 Custom Truck Roseville, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Thanks to Nic for spotting this one. Apparently this one was available for a short time at $2500. It’s now $6500. Only one pic. Looks like an interesting build.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/roseville-1949-jeep-willy-truck/6989261810.html

“Runs, needs work, 4 cylinder
Low miles, 1 Owner . Three speed on the column”

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Year? CJ-3B Tucson, AZ Parting Out

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: A similar CJ-3B sold in 2014: http://www.ewillys.com/2014/09/12/1957-cj-3b-airport-jeep-albuquerque-nm-ebay/

This may have a gov plate on the driver’s side dash. The jeep certainly got some unusual, seemingly purpose-driven mods.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/tucson-jeep-willys/6983149663.html

“Parting out a willys cj3b lots of good parts . located at willys works jeep parts . ask for Rob.”

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1954 Wagon JeepRod Marin, CA $13,888

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

Lots of mods on this unusual build.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/larkspur-1954-willys-wagon-for-sale/6957916136.html

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“I purchased this car in the late 1960,s. It’s been a project over the last 50 years. There is over $40k invested. Many new parts are installed & included. The Willys runs and the engine is strong. I have original Pink Slip for origional Willys, but wagon is a make up of many different cars.

It is has been chopped 8 inches, has shaved doors, has frenched tail lights, grill has been flipped, front fenders filled to change look, rear wheel wells have had front fender trims welded to body. The body has been professionally welded to the frame. Bodywork professionally repaired.

The Willys sits on a 1986 Buick Regal frame. The donor drive train is a 1990+/- Camaro IROC with 63,000 miles. The motor is a 305 IROC motor with a mild cam with many custom parts added. The transmission from the same car and is a 700R . Many new parts added to the engine & suspension.

• Custom Shop Auto Meter gages
• K-Source VSS back up camera kit with flush camera
• B&M council mega shifter
• New front Willys badge
• New brakes, rotors, calipers, drop spinals
• Rear drum brakes converted to disks
• 7” dual chrome booster
• Sway bars, bushings
• High AMP 220 alternator and belt tensioner
• Polished aluminum water pump
• Polished aluminum finned oil pan
• Polished aluminum finned transmission pan
• Speedway polished finned aluminum valve covers
• Speedway hugger ceramic headers with professional installed dual exhaust
• Demon 600 to 700CF carburetor
• New midrise aluminum intake
• MSD Billet 8365 CB Pro Built with Accel pro sleeve large plus wires
• Kerr Plating in Phoenix did $1,300 of plating to special interior and exterior parts.
• T/A Performance Lo Profile differential plate
• Yogis hose kit
• New wiring harness
• Vintage Slim line under dash heater and AC
• Vintage condenser and hose kit
• Kenwood stereo, JBL speakers, JBL speaker grills
• Rock Valley bumpers from a 1934 Ford for front and rear
• Pop Works window kit
• Pop Works auto locks
• 2004 Mini Copper interior front and back seats”

 
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1945 GPW Everett, WA $300

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

This has a WWII frame. Has a lot of mods.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/everett-1945-willys-mb-ford-gpw-jeep/6977393685.html

“Titled as a 1945 Ford GPW. 300.00 minus wheels”

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1953 Custom Jeep Fort Lauderdale, FL $3000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This is an unusual project. Maybe it’s a swamp rig?

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/d/fort-lauderdale-jeep-willys-1953/6968641698.html

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“I HAVE A 1953 JEEP WILLYS READY TO WORK OR PROJECT HAVE NO TIME TO DO THE PROJECT WITH IT AND I HAVE THE SHAFT NO TIME TO PUT IT ON

BUT YOU HAVE TO SEE IT IF YOU KNOW ABOUT JEEP WILLYS

ENGINE CLEAN AND START ONE TURN TRANSMISSION PERFECT 3 SPEED GOOD TIRES
4 CYLINDERS”