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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”

 
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Year? MB Irvine, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750. Now listed here.

This highly modified MB has been floating around Facebook a few days. Listed as a 1941, it appears to be an MB of some vintage. Someone invested quite a bit of time with the mods, especially the door and top system. The fenders and bumper look to me like parts form a Philippine Jeepney.

“Selling a rare 41 Willy’s coupe been in storage years ! Solid orig engine n drive train not Running suicide doors 4X4 great project to restore ! Missing seats”

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1948 CJ-2A Cuba No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

I’m not sure on the price, but there’s been quite a bit of customization to the CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/468691937023881/

“Jeep año 48 verde y gris bicapas todo nuevo,motor 03 lada a 79 caja 5ta listo para pasear,al negociar si aparese interesado él precio cambiaria.llamar a los numeros [hidden information]..59096470…76444333”

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1962 Wagon Jalopy Islamorada, FL $7500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

If you are looking for something different, this might fit the bill. It’s a custom body on a 1962 wagon chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383433208981693/

“1962 willys station wagon frame. handmade body 225 dauntless oddfire rebuilt engine 4 wheel drive with hubs, 3 speed with warn overdrive front disk brakes everything new or rebuilt runs down the road fine or would be a great storefront addition open to offers”

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1960 DJ-3A Cleveland, TX $12,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

This appears to be a DJ-3A with the slanted opening. I wonder how much weight that wood adds. The rear fuel inlet is not longer in the back, so I wonder how you fill it with fuel (maybe it’s just sitting in the rear?).

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/cleveland-1960-custom-willys-jeep/6937812334.html

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“1960 Custom Willy’s JEEP. Multiple award winner and one of a kind. You will never see another like it at any car show. Body panels covered in wood and done with great care by a master wood worker. Custom interior with lots of wood trim. New lay down windshield.
Original engine (4-cylinder willy’s), column shift transmission, 2 wheel drive, new brakes including master cylinder and wheel cylinders, good tires, dolphin gauges, runs and drives. Clear TX title, antique plates can be issued from the state.”

 

 
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1957 Odd Truck Cheboygan, MI $650

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Something unusual is afoot with this oddity. It might be a truck that’s been placed on a CJ chassis. Note how the doors have been cut.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/pts/d/cheboygan-1957-willys-jeep-for-parts/6944886401.html

“1957 Willys jeep truck, back cut short, complete. Drive. Train still intack. It has the Willys Hurricane. 6 cylinder engine, should run with some work, if interested.”

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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 is quite the build!

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-woodie-one-of-kind/6939268500.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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Modified Canadian MB

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

This Canadian jeep has some unusual modifications. The image was featured at https://captainstevens.com/military/mv/mvmarkings/, which takes a look at Canadian Military Vehicle marketings.

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Photo Credit: http://Captainstevens.com W-LU GOC_4th Canadian Armoured Division (Canadian Army PA211629_jpeg) This appears to the the same jeep as in the colour photo above, just after it was customized for the General Officer Commanding 4 Canadian Armoured Division. They added roof, doors, flag staff and light and extension on rear of vehicle. It is carrying at least one wireless set.

It’s believed that this is the front of the above jeep. As you can see, a rounded topper has been added to the windshield. It appears to be a nice bit of work.  The windshield has also been converted into a vertical windshield.

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Photo Credit: Major-General Worthington in the 4th Armoured Division GOC’s jeep Late 1943 or January 1944 L&AC

 
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1955 Custom 4Door Truck Erie, PA $65,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

Chuck shared this customized and stretched truck. It’s expensive, but it would be even more expensive if you had to build it your self.

http://nfiempire.v12soft.com/cars/12030894

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This 1955 Jeep Willys Truck is a ONE OF A KIND, you will NEVER find one like this again. This beauty was completely CUSTOM BUILT! The truck combines the iconic look of the Willys with modern touches of the 1999 GMC 3500.

The frame of the truck is from a 1999 GMC Silverado 3500 dually. The body of the Willys was elongated to fit the Dually frame, with all original Willys parts. The interior was completely restore with Buick Rivieria front seats, and custom built bench seats in the rear.

This truck was built, to tow like a 3500 and daily drive like a GMC. You won’t believe how smooth the ride is!

This build took over 1.5 years and involved over $110,000 invested.

Features:
– Garage Kept
– Never seen snow or rain
– Complete Custom Build
– 454 V8 Engine
– Custom Paint
– Buick Riviera Front Seats
– Custom Built Bench Seats in the Rear
– 1999 GMC Silverado 3500 Dually Frame
– Dash is from the 1999 GMC
– Power Steering
– AC
– Heat
– Tow Package
– Tow Brake
– AM/FM”
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Customized MB on Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

This photo was posted by George Manousakis on the FB G503 group page. It’s got some style of its own. I wish there were more pics of it.

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1973 CJ-5-Truck Walton, KY $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Tom spotted this oddity. Even for parts alone, this looks to be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/340028506714886/

“I have for sale a 1973 Jeep CJ-5. It has a 304 v8 with a manual transmission. 4×4 works great. New radiator. Stsrts right up every time. Started fixing It up a little just dont need it anymore. Fun farm jeep. No title. Strictly for offroad use. Make me an offer”

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