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1948 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA $1300

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Dan shared this ad. The seller of this jeep told Dan that his father bought a wood kit from Sears or Montgomery to make a wood body; this is the result. I searched my Sears and Montgomery catalogs, but couldn’t locate a body repair kit (but I don’t have all the old catalogs). Dan got some close of up pics which are at the bottom of this post.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/snohomish-1948-willys-cj2a-jeep/7201606335.html

“1948 Willys CJ2a Jeep. Was my dads jeep but he passed away recently. He had hopes to get it runnig and driving again as he used to drive it on his property 20 years ago. Needs work. Engine missing carb, distributor and starter. I don’t know where he put those, also I can’t seem to find the title for it so no title (unfortunately)…selling as parts.

The jeep has a wooden body from the mid body seam to the rear (forward body is original metal). My dad bought a kit to make the wooden body from sears or montgomery wards many years ago. I assume he did this due to rust in the rear body floors. It’s done very well as the kit included supports and corners. The frame and other parts are solid and only have surface rust. I was going to get this going again and purchased a rare Koening hard top for it which I will sell seperately if the new owner desires it. Also the jeep includes a nice roll bar which is not installed.”

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Wood body closeup pics:

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Ice Racer “Dirty George” (not for sale)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

This image was included as part of the sale of a CJ-6 axle (pumpkin removed). It’s an ice-racer with an extended body and a mustang convertible top (reminiscent of the DJ-3A convertible top). It’s sort of an art-car ice-racer. Nice to see folks just having fun with their rigs.

According to the seller of the axle, “I used the [CJ-6] tub and frame to extend a CJ3B to add a Mustang convertible top.”

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1946 CJ-2A? Frankton, IN $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Pics now provided. This has had some creative body work added.

https://muncie.craigslist.org/atq/d/frankton-1946-willys/7187549472.html

“1946 Willy’s Jeep. good shape, need TLC.”

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1952 CJ-3A? Honda Grandview, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Roger and Blaine both sent me this oddity. At least it has a title 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3512934198728894/

“1952 willys with honda body Needs little work to get back on road. Super cool and built right. One of a kind. Not a red kneck back yard build. Its done right Motor runs great. I have it hooked to lawn mower can until tank is cleaned. Clear title.”

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1963 CJ-5 Philadelphia, PA $5850

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

This has some unusual mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3327670610646364/

“Jeep ratrod all gm running gear 283 Corvette engine with a 2 speed power glide transmission. No rust.dependable cool ride…may trade for the right Harley but must be worth the trade”

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CJ-5 Widened and Lengthened Billings, MT No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Here’s an unusual one.

https://billings.craigslist.org/bar/d/billings-52-willys/7191971457.html

“52 willy’s small block chevy 410 gears locker stretched and widened runs great street legal lots of fun let me know what you’ve got”

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1946 CJ-2A Corona, NY $16,500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

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

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748227755913603/

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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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1946 CJ-2A JeepRod Newcomb, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/29/2020) This project has some unusual mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/640380323492773/

“I have a 1946 jeep Willy’s that I hate to sell but I don’t have a good spot for storage. I had big plans for it that I couldn’t make happen. It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday. It’s got all original Willy’s badges. I believe it’s on a s10 frame on air bags I know they do have a leak. Possible trades ( looking for 20×12 8x 6.5 wheels )or throw me an offer. I have registration and it was on the road last year. It’s going to need a good amount of work To get going 100% again. I did have the motor running last summer. Trans is slipping”

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1956? CJ-3B? Neosho, MO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Another odd one. Any value here other than scrap?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/216897779626903/

“Custom Willys Jeep $2,000”

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1979 CJ-5 San Antonio, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I wonder what this is like to drive from the top deck?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2448104305499453

“Jeep Wrangler CJ5 double decker hunting Jeep. Top deck can be removed.”

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1969 CJ-5 Channelview, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This is listed as a ’72, but has the pre-72 fenders. Barney indicates it is a 1969. Lots of mods on this CJ-5 hunting jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/388936428757160/

“1972 Willys Jeep $5000 OBO -1964 Willys Jeep engine -Has a title -4×4 -Rebuilt starter -New distributor -Electric fuel pump New -New battery -Rebuilt Carburetor -New Seats -High Rack Runs great, just brought it back from the deer lease and dropping it off today (8/31) to get general maintenance done to it. $5000 OBO, series inquires only. Let me know if you have any questions.”

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1986 Frankston, TX $26,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels, Unusual • TAGS: .

This custom build is a little different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/301274604531502/

“86 Stainless steel Willis jeep 9 inc Ford Rear end 4 speed transmission 350 motor bord 30 over with a 280 comp cam”

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1959 CJ-5 Yakima, WA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Seller needs this gone.  It has an unusual cargo area mod. Looks like a Koenig half cab.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/pts/d/jeep-ford-truck-bed-generator/7180001945.html

“I am selling some stuff I need gone. Would like 2000 obo for Willy’s. Make an offer on the rest.
59 willy’s, it has new carb just needs to be installed. Hydraulic plow. Runs
F350 3/4 ton bed. – make offer
Military generator. -make offer”

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1977 CJ-7 4-Door Manchester, NH $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7 • TAGS: , .

If you are looking for a 4 ‘door’ jeep project, maybe this is the one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4394972103876714/

“I HAVE TITLE! I really wanted to finish this but I dont have enough time ( delivery available) it’s a 1977 cj7 4 door!! A very solid project with 4 brand new racing seats ( with mounts and slides) I have a sbc350 and a 6.2 diesel and transmission either can go with it the jeeps already set up for the motor and trans just have to be dropped in! I was going to bed liner the inside throw the seats and a bunch of speakers on the roll bar but no time! Come get it may trade offer what you have!”

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1942 GPW Parade Float Jeep Azusa, CA $3800

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

This has seen some mods. Was used under a parade float. It was lengthened at some point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1143558509359082/

“WILLYS GPW Government Reconnaissance Willys Second owner East start Runs very well Eng8ne well mainta8ned Good transmission Maintained regularly Very little surface rust Used durung was for either ambulance or Coast Guard Back story: The jeep was used used under a parade float since purchased in the 50s.”

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Kristi KT-4G Snow Cat Salem, OR $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

Marty spotted this rare (only one of two according to the seller) Krisit Company KT-4G Snow Cat. It uses a CJ-5 body with a Meyer hardtop.

https://salem.craigslist.org/snw/d/salem-1960s-kristi-kt-4g/7174497700.html

“This is 1 of 2 ever produced KT-4G units

Perfect item for a snowcat collector who’s looking for a unique snowcat or a very rare Kristi cat, and Yes… this is a Jeep CJ cab on it, which makes it all that better and more rare – fitting in with your Jeep collection as well.

Running engine when parked few years ago, tracks still got life in them if one wanted to simply get it started and run it for a season or more. Some rust on floor pans, but nothing that cant be quickly fixed/repaired for upcoming seasons use, or put this machine through a proper restoration and make it a museum peace for everyone to envy.

Its very complete with all of the original parts, rest can be easily purchased at most auto-part stores.

Unit is not oversized, thus making it easy to transport and deliver”

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1942? Custom Truck Morris, AL $2500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/16/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/906909283053138/

“1942 Jeep Willys Custom truck. Chevy 350 engine not currently running but I’m sure it wouldn’t take much to get going. Message me any questions. Got something to trade? Send it to me ”

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1952 CJ-3A(?) Vancouver, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Now on Facebook.

This is an odd one.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-1952-willys-jeep/7129903964.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251487635918341/

“Perfect for someone wanting to restore an old classic. Obviously needs work. Very confident the engine will still run. In its non-running life it’s spent most of its life under cover.”

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Custom Wagon JeepRod Santa Clarita, CA $4200

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

This one has been for sale previously.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/canyon-country-willys-custom/7164303251.html

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“48 Willy’s on a
41 Willy’s coupe chassis.
Rat rod if you will.
This is fully custom from a build back in the 80s.
Channeled 7-9 inches.
Shortened.
Wagon top removed.
They built a truck cab top that has been removed but still have it.
Has a 65ish for 170 with a Zenith/stomberg euro carb from the 70s.
Since I got it I did a suicide front end dropping front about 8 inches and extending it 36 inches. Rear dropped 3 to give it a California rake look to it.
I have not driven it since I finished the suspension changes.
There is defenately things that still have to be done. Some lights that have to be fixed and button up some things. I drove the car last November or so before I started mods.
Only started since then.
This is a one of a kind that will never be seen again.
It is registered and titles and up to date. With title in hand.”

 
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1977 CJ-7 4-Door Goffstown, NH $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Unusual • TAGS: .

If you are looking for an oddball project, maybe this one is it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2714072018829692/

“I HAVE TITLE! I really wanted to finish this but I dont have enough time ( delivery available) it’s a 1977 cj7 4 door!! A very solid project with 4 brand new racing seats ( with mounts and slides) I have a sbc350 and a 6.2 diesel and transmission either can go with it the jeeps already set up for the motor and trans just have to be dropped in! I was going to bed liner the inside throw the seats and a bunch of speakers on the roll bar but no time! Come get it may trade offer what you have!”

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2 Custom Jeeps Eugene, OR $2700

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2692023074452164/

“1956 Willys Jeep sitting on 1976 GMC Frame shortened 4×4 stroker 383 roller lifters and roller cam 4 speed 500 miles on rebuilt motor sitting on 35’s brand new set of paddles an smoothies on identical
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January 1950 Popular Mechanics Article on Tinkertown

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Jerry contacted me about a locomotive jeep he would like to restored (see near bottom). He noted that it was used at Tinkertown and found this older post while hoping to learn more. So, this post is a complete redo of an early post that focused just on photos in a January 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics.

It is probably no surprise that the Los Angeles metroplitan area was a hotbed of theme parks and carnivals following World War II. In particular, there was Beverly Park, which is claimed to be the park that stimulated Disney’s interests in theme parks.

One of those carnivals was a traveling kiddie carnival called Tinkertown. Articles show it existed at least from 1950 through 1952, operating in Monrovia, Wilmington, Los Angeles, and other LA area towns.

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December 06, 1951, Wilmington Daily Press, Wilmington, California. Tinkertown Kiddie Carnival announcement.

Tinkertown appears to have owned, at one time or another, at least four unusual jeeps. One was a fire jeep made from a CJ-2A, shown below in red.

A second jeep appeared to have been a stretched (probably surplus) WWII jeep made into some kind of fire jeep used to tow a small Ferris wheel.

The article above refers to the jeep as a “fire engine”; perhaps it was modified during WWII? Here’s a better image:

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A third jeep-related setup was a train possibly made from a jeep (or jeep-engine-powered at the very least). It is pictured here:

 

The fourth known jeep was a jeep turned into a locomotive. It’s the one Jerry now owns (along with two of the tram cars), one he’d like to restore. It’s in surprisingly complete condition. He’s hoping to learn more about the manufacturer and/or Tinkertown. Here’s a photo of his train:

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Here’s how it looked in 1950:

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1946 CJ-2A Andover, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This has what looks to be a neat cabinet setup in the back (it has been removed).

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/andover-1946-jeep-willys-cj2a/7156262899.html

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A, it is all stock and everything works. Has 3 sets of wheels, 5 original, 4 spoke wheels and a set of street tires. It has a Koenig half cab currently off the vehicle. There are a few pictures attached but message me if you want more info, I have lots of pictures.”

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1953? CJ-3B? International Falls, MN $1530

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/13/2020) This vehicle still runs and plows. It has at least some Jeep DNA, possibly from a CJ-3B or M-38A1 based on the year.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287655079061006/

“1953 government Jeep. Leo had used it for plowing snow. Runs great. Has snow plow .”

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Dune CJ-5 Horton, MI $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Oddball rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/874977239661493/

“Custom Jeep/Scout tube buggy. 5 seater, v-8 international 304 engine, Torqueflite 727 automatic transmission. Titled and road drivable. Dual stick 4×4. Built for Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Runs great, ready to go.”

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