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Odd MB Shared on FB

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

Roger Martin spotted this unusual 3B on Facebook. There are only two images included, so there is limited info about it. That said, I’m leaning towards this being a home-brew rather than a prototype.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=6613665795327673&set=pcb.1838648579838287

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FC-Bodied John Deere Gator Mt. Airy, MD $4000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

Can’t say I’ve ever thought of putting an FC cab on a John Deere Gator.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/579698177314668

“I have something you have probably not seen it’s a 2006 John deere gator With a 1962 Willys fc170 cab Welded to the gator it runs great it has lights that all work would make a great project to finish”

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1951 Wagon JeepRod Winfield, KS $11,500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2022) This is different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/907066637368587

“51 Willy’s Overland rat rod. It’s on a custom chassis. It’s got a 383 Stroker. Custom long tubes. Moroso 54930 1 inch carb spacer. Edelbrock CB4 intake. Edelbrock performer 600cfm 4 barrel carb with electric choke. Edelbrock Valve covers. MSD ignition. Power steering, power brakes, power wipers. Turbo 400 with trans cooler. Pretty much brand new Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R tires. 26x12xr15 in the front. 31x16xr15 in the rear. 12 bolt rear end with 3.73 posi. Fast Shafts custom drive shaft. Adjustable QA1 coil overs in the rear. 4 link. Disc conversion in the front. I have a set of “prowler” front fenders that were custom built for this that bolt to the front caliper brackets. Runs and drives good! There’s about 5k miles on the build. Clean and clear title in hand. $11,500”

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Modified Truck on FB

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

UPDATE: Dwayne posted some more pics of his truck on Facebook. You can see them below:

This image was posted a few days ago by Dwayne Brown. I am guessing the the back bed is a modified wagon back? It reminds me a little of the “Tender” wagons. Looks like a great rig!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2382510764/permalink/10159262655025765

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1950 Modified Wagon Sun Valley, NV Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This was sold out of NV in 2021. Now for sale (make offer) in Cali.

(04/03/2021) This is different. The price seems reasonable.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/501492705205201/

“Full custom 1950 Willy’s wagon completed 900 miles ago. Frame off, everything new, built 350/350 with tubbed Dana rear end, custom rumble seat, seats 8, custom sound system and led lighting. Looking for trades or make offer!”

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1967? Wagon JeepRod Sylmar, CA $3500

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

This is an odd one. It’s listed as a 1967, but looks to be early 50s.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522959189819291

“1967 Jeep Willys Dragon. Great for someone who likes projects. I do not have more pictures and I am unable to get them due to not having immediate access.. if you want to see it you can make an appointment and my husband can meet you. Bought it as a project but I don’t have the time or money to put into it. Does not have an engine in it.. no title only bill of sale. I also bought an Diesel engine that has the transmission which I was going to adapt to the Jeep. But ended up not doing it. Selling separately Jeep selling for $3,500 Engine with transmission selling for $2,500”

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1946 CJ-2A Anderson, IN $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE :Price dropped to $8000.

(11/09/2022) Roger Martin spotted this oddly-modded CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1151478875454426

“CJ-2A Runs great”

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1946? CJ-2A Charlotte, NC $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The body has some unusual mods. Lacks a title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/560786232528963

“This is a project jeep to finish has all original parts 4cyl motor runs great but has weak cylinder in back of motor it takes little to get driving up to speed but it runs good new water pump,distributor,coil,battery,carburetor,plugs,wire’s,fuel pump,3speed manual transmission shifts good,lock hubs up front,4wheel drive differential transmission good so jeep needs to be finished lights work some.the only thing you need to do is when ready to get tittle bonded in your name”

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1949 Modified CJ-3A Lincolnton, NC $9450

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: This has been painted red and is being resold. Price dropped to $9450.

https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463262155731391/

“1949 Cj3a fire truck one of a kind built by factory for fire protection then used by ambulance service runs and drives some work done”

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1944 Photo of Modified Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mario shared this photo of a highly modified jeep on Facebook. “A field modified up-armored jeep from the 17th Airborne Division, ca. 1944.”

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1972 DJ-5 Custom Model A Concord, CA $750

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this customized DJ-5 with a Ford Model A feel. Even stranger, it has two steering wheels! It is weirdly awesome!

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1972-jeep-custom-dj2a/

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“If the posting is active then YES, IT IS STILL FOR SALE……. If you only ask that, then I will respond with “NO”. Ex-Postal jeep converted to a Ford Model A type vehicle. It is two wheel drive and has the inline 6 motor with an automatic transmission. The motor is currently stuck from sitting. IT IS NOT RUNNING. Yes it has two steering wheels. It’s a Left hand drive car. The right side steering wheel is not connected to anything. It is in rough shape but has good bones and would be a fun project. I picked it up as a cool project car and I don’t have time to work on it. I have oiled cylinders with marvel oil and have not tried to turn it over since. NO TITLE BILL OF SALE ONLY.”

 
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1945? MB? Hesperia, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

There seems to be an MB or GPW under this Ford cab.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/7563328428.html

“Jeep willys flathead v8 converted EAB Heads , 1941 Ford Cab , needs restoration”

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Custom Jeep-Truck Project Woodburn, OR $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500. I last saw this for sale in 2019.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/7563937026.html

“This is a project with about $12,000.00 invested in parts and a lot of labor. This was ment to be a pick up and would be a cool finished vehicle. Working out of state has made it impossible for the owner to finish. The cab and chassis has a used v6 engine, front and rear end. The trans. is a 350 turbo rebuilt with truck internals. The transfer case is a Dana 300 rebuilt. The springs are new. The wheels and tires are used, but there is a new set of wheels. There is also a Buick rebuilt long block and rebuilt Dana 44 front and rear Axles. The front has a Detroit locker and Warn hubs. Two pallets of parts used and new. Selling as parts/ project w/ title.
I would like to sell as a package, but may consider offers as parts.”

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1955 CJ-5 Body Pinehurst, NC $1500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ5 • TAGS: .

This body has been customized in an unusual way as part of a rebuild.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/pinehurst-willys-jeep-body/7556913118.html

“1955 Willys Jeep body”

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1942? GPW? Bend, OR $3000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2022) This oddity is supposed to be built atop a 1942 GPW chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448469127216690/

“Willys Jeep rolling chassis with custom built aluminum body unique vehicle one of a kind just don’t got time to finish it. No motor, trans, or title. Great condition for being from ww2 would make great frame to restore a gpw or finish it as it is.”

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1946 CJ-2A Brillion, WI $14,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/23/2021) Unusual build.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/bar/d/brillion-46-willys-jeep-wrangler/7516960660.html

“rat rod hot rod steet rod willys 355 that made 455 hp and 350 auto with a 3200 stall converter all sway bars have road race it works very good very fun like a big go cart has a dana 44 rear axle with 308 gears so can drive down the highway will go 80 all day long will sale out right chevy 67 to 73 camaro 64 to 72chevelle 62 to 72 nova 64to 72 el camino wrangler or corvette will sale out right will sale with out motor and trans 14000 for complete 9000 with out motor and trans”

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Brook Stevens’ Command Cars

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Here’s an additional photo. It was posted to the Toledo Region History and Memorabilia Facebook Page by Nelson Shaffer, who found the photo at the UAW Local 12 Office in Toledo.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1026729948030025/

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Originally posted April 10, 2019: During WWII Brook Stevens developed a couple different Command Car concepts. All the pics of these can be seen at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s site.

1. The first one is a 6×6 vehicle. It was made into an actual vehicle. I don’t know what happened to it. I’m pretty sure I have a press photo fo this vehicle somewhere, but I can’t seem to find it. This very well could be on the same platform as other 6x6s of the era.

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1982 DJ-5 w/ Replacement Body Rosedale, MD $2500

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

Merlin shared this DJ-5 with an unusual fiberglass replacement body on Facebook. One person thinks the body is a “Bum-Vee” body, but I couldn’t confirm that. Anyone recognize this body? It reminds me of the Parmley body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/642102107495942

“Trades only classic car fire arms Runs and drives4 cyl runs and drives”

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1947 CJ-2A JeepRod Galloway, NJ $12,500

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

Looks ready to go.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1169501547281581

“1947 Jeep willys 350 bored 30 over Edelbrock aluminum heads intake and carburetor two-speed transmission speedway front end”

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1970 J-20 Saratoga Springs, NY $2500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2022) This former race-horse-track jeep has an unusual mod. Might make an unusual restoration. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/747155419912323

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1948 CJ-2A Council Bluffs, IA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The seller describes this as a Pro Street jeep rather than a drag jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/628046495615902

“Custom built willys jeep, Pro street. ( not a drag car ,street car!) 350 Chevy engine .40 over aluminum heads. Tunnel ram , 450 Hollys ,2 speed transmission, manual shift. 12 bolt rear end. 4 link coil over rear suspension. Straight axle ,leaf springs up front. Manual steering and brakes . Custom paint. Slotted mags, new tires all the way around. Less then 200 miles on tires”

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1948 CJ-2A Ovando, MT $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(02/01/2022) Listed as a 1949, the serial number for the chassis is near the end of the 1948 production run. This lacks an engine. The hardtop does appear custom.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/7548756707.html

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“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep. $2000/obo. Sincere, old Montana jeep, surprisingly rust-free body, some bondo. No motor. Title (Helena, 1971); title says 1949 but I was informed the serial number is 1948 production. Unique, custom, well-built, steel full cab, therefore no original windshield frame or tailgate. Floors minor rust-out, bed very solid and straight, toolbox replaced. Some metal sheeting tacked on exterior of body. Original radiator and toolbox lid included. 16” rims, tires have air but need replaced”

 
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1942 MB-Jalopy Twenty Nine Palms, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is unusual! You can see the MB/GPW dash, so it does have at least some jeep DNA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/658029439262195/

“1942 willys jeep dune buggy project. 1993 jeep grand cherokee frame and 4.0 engine. It Runs, drives and stops and the 4×4 works. Still needs some work before taking her out though. Could also be a sweet rat rod project. I was gonna rebuild it but some things have come up and I could use the money. Price is $2200 obo. Price will go up as I continue to work on it. ”

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1973 Stretched CJ-5 Valleyford, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This vehicle is located just south of Spokane. If you were planning on stretching a body, maybe this will meet your needs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/789911865641529

“Bought to finish and time ran out. Has running v8 and wagoner axels. Rear is installed. No driveline installed. Vehicle is stretched. Have pretty much all parts to finish. And extra parts.”

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Jeep Duriez Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: The latest issue of the Europe-based 4X4 Story Magazine has images of a rare surviving Duriez jeep (see ads for the various Duriez models here).

https://www.4x4story.fr/index.php/2022/10/20/jeep-willys-de-1944-carrosserie-duriez/ 

There is also a video of the jeep here (in French): https://www.facebook.com/jeepvillage/videos/1170152156865967

Here are some additional pics:

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Originally posted Dec 14, 2014:  Marc found these vintage Duriez Ads from France. Duriez used the jeep platform (and other vehicles) to create more transportation options.

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