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1970 DJ-5 Stockton, CA $800


This is probably just a modified DJ-5, but given the rear does’ have the standard wheel well on the outside (it covers the wheel, which is unusual). May be something unique here.

“If your interested in a project. Then this is perfect.
No title. No pink. Bill of sale only. Should be fun for a
Ranch or use it like a golf cart. Automatic transmission.
4 cylinder engine. 2 wheel drive only. $800 Obo.
Its was used by a university, then on a farm. ”


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Odd Jeep from Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This photo that must have been posted on eBay at some point was shared on eBay.


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1946 CJ-2A Iron River, WI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

How about this unusual CJ.

“This is a custom built 46 Willys CJ 2a. has a 46 Ford Cab custom built into the body. Engine is completely rebuilt. new brakes. New clutch, new master cyl. This is a very unique willlys that was custom built 20 years ago. It has been driven appx 1000 miles since built. One of a kind !!”

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Year? MB? Tulsa, OK Auctioned

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

UPDATE: Craig found a video about this auction.

This was auctioned off on Saturday, November 7th.  It has some interesting modifications. The jeep was owned and auctioned by the city of Tulsa.

NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |



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1941 Wooden Willys Wittman, MD $2000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**

(12/31/2014) “1941 willy’s jeep drive train built on wooden body. Titled and legal for road. Lights even work!!!”

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Old images before the 2008 sale:

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1946 CJ-2A Sheridan, WY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Looking for that unusual four wheel drive “jeep”?

“not every one has a 46 jeep frame with a model-A body , hand made fiberglass body, hi- low range 4X4 , front hubs, in & out lock, 4 cyl flat head , single throte carb , electric fuel pump, great heater, electric engine fan, 12 volts system , with alternator – reg. built in,”

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Odd Jeepster-like Jeep Hot Springs, AR **SOLD**

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

UPDATE II: This *might* have evolved into a scam. The seller agreed to sell to one buyer and provided directions to get the vehicle, but now is avoiding the buyer’s calls. 

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

Here is an odd one I spotted on Facebook. It reminds me of Bob’s odd Jeepster-like vehicle.

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“This is a very strange “Jeep like” vehicle that is not a Jeep. I was told that it was possibly a specialty vehicle built in the 60s and that it originally had a 4 or 6 cylinder engine that the previous salvage yard owner removed and sold. 2 wheel drive. No seats or top frame. It has full length curved metal running board fenders that Jeeps never had. It also has a center console that housed the shifter. It was originally painted a coral pink color so the possibility exists that it was a resort shuttle vehicle. It is NOT, repeat NOT, a Jeep Surrey model! They look nothing like this “thing”. No engine or transmission. I saved it from a salvage yard over 10 years ago. It has 14 inch “A.J. Foyt” mag wheels that probably are original. Rusty but restorable. Buy it for $900 firm, fix it up, and have the only one out there.”


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1954 Wagon Lancaster, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500

Here’s an unusually modded wagon.

“1954 Willys sitting on a S10 chassis 95 383 with a 4l60 trans tbi hooked up and running 36 ply front fenders and grill shroud no grill aluminum radiator 50’s Cadillac aircleaner 38 chevy rear fenders 39 chevy taillights power brakes in the floor must sell only have 30 yrs to live project hot rod rat rod one of a kind $9500”

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1959 Truck Jeeprod Griffin, GA eBay

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

Here’s an unusual build.

“Beautiful Rat Rod . One of Kind. Has Won Everywhere it Shows. It took Best in Class at the AUTO RAMA and Street Achievement Traditional Vehicle in Dallas Texas 2013. I have acquired over a 100 beautiful trophies. Drive It anywhere and crowds gather! Everyone ask to take photos. 1959 Willys Pickup \ 383 Stroker 8.5 compression with 671 Blower Shop Blower. Motor has less then 500 miles on it. all the Papers on the motor including the cam card. Coupled to a 350 automatic trans. It has been Chopped 6″ ,Channeled 7″, Stretched 12″ . Bagged on the Front and Air shocks on the back for the perfect ride hight and comfort. OTHER FEATURES; Train Horn, Hand made Tilt Steering, Sun Roof with Rag top, Electric exhaust Cut Outs. Redesigned Tractor Trailer Wheels I HAVE EVERY RECEIPT SPENT ON THE TRUCK. I have built a few and this has been a favorite. Feel free ask any questions. Thank you.”

View all the information on Ebay






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1973? DJ-5 Toledo, OH eBay

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

This has the short nose, so it’s most likely a pre-1972. It’s an odd one!

“The car is a clean example of a self assembled woody wagon. this is a one of a kind model .I am not the original owner , it was purchased in 2013 in Pembervlle Ohio. The body work was done by a retired highway patrol officer. that had a lot of time on his hands. I would like any interested buyer to inspect the vehicle before purchase”

View all the information on eBay


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1948 CJ-2A/CJ-5 Banning, CA $5500


Here’s another of these flat fender bodies modified with the rear of a CJ-5 body.

“Runs great. 283 motor. PTO wench in back. Roll bar.”


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African Veldt Modified Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

The April 1955 issue of Willys News published this photo. It’s a tour jeep truck for the Africa.  It seems a little too open to me. Those lions look like they could easily leap inside.


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2 Jeeps Buckhannon, WV In Person Auction Oct 3.


Check out the grille on this CJ-3B (that is probably not a 3B). A second parts jeep is also being auctioned.






The other jeep being auctions. It’s a CJ-2A.


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Tour Jeep in Africa

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: , , .

This unique tour jeep truck was featured in the April 1955 issue of Willys News.


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1957 CJ-5 Sweethome, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Here’s something special. It runs. You’d be the only one on the block with this rig.

“Most all work has din done and alot of new parts was in the process of restoring but I’m burnt out 4wheel drive all works run’s and drives all wiring is new motor was rebuild a few years ago clean title serious people onely may consider art trade call”


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1962 CJ-5? Jeddo, MI $1400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

Hey, it runs and drives. Could be useful for someone.

“62 Willy Jeep frame and drive line. 231 Buick VA engine w/headers. Everything works including hydraulics . This is your answer to the 15,000$ ATV!!!!! There is no title because it’s an assembled vehicle. This is for off road/ATV use. Had to put a number in odometer section”


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1952 CJ-3A Pleasant Hope, MO $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2015) This has some unusual mods.

“I have a 1952 willy’s jeep 4 cylinder flathead engine rebuilt engine low mileage less 100 miles one motor was used on farm Needs break work done runs good 3 speed. I will take 1200 obo or will trade for a Chevy ex cab 4wheel drive truck.”


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1943 GPW Victor, NY $16,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

The fenders give this a Ford GTB look. Kind of . . .  No description provided.


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1949 CJ-3A/CJ-5 LIncolnville, ME $2300


This is another CJ-5/CJ-3A combined body.

“1949 Willy Jeep CJ3A body mounted on a 1955 CJ5 frame. It has a 225-V6 with a 3spd Transmission. The front axle is a Dana 27 and the rear axle is a Dana 44. The frame is perfect and the body is good. This is a project vehicle and currently does not run or drive. It’s been in dry storage since 1980. All of the major parts are there to complete. If your looking for a Jeep project this is a great opportunity. ”


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Kasper Gut Modified CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , , .

Franziska Gygax shared pics of this jeep on Facebook. He wrote, “Was made by Kaspar Gut a swiss carosserie maker. In the back is place for 4 swiss milk cans. And on the weekend you rebuilt the back to 1 seat for 2 people

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1947 CJ-2A Gold Country, CA $7000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(03/15/2015) This body is a blend of CJ-5 and flatfender. It looks well done.

“1947 CJ2A with 302 V8 and C4 transmission out of a ’71 Mustang. It has a Dana 18 transfer case, a Dana 44 rear axle and a 25 front with 5.38 gears and Torsen gear driven limited slips in both. The frame has been fully boxed and a second fuel tank has been added between the rails in the rear for a total of 20 gallons. It is lifted 3″ with 33×12.50×15 tires that have plenty of tread. There is a Warn 8274 winch on the front and a removable spare tire rack that holds two Jerry cans on the back, when the rack is off there are an additional two Jerry can mounts on the back of the tub. There is absolutely no rust and everything works right down to the fuel gauge, speedometer, blinkers, heater and wipers. It comes with a tow bar so you can haul it or drive it away, it handles just fine on the highway. The little jeep is in great running condition and is ready to hit the road or trail. ”


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1947 Jeepster Mustang, OK $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Jeepster • TAGS: .

The seller notes that the dates on the photos are incorrect.

“1947 Willys Jeepster Custom. ’33 Willys front styling. Rebuilt 1967 283 V8 quadrajet with little cam, headers. Runs so sweet, idles smooth. Runs strong. No smoke at all. No drips at all. New timing chain, starter, altenator, etc. Excellent 350 TH auto very smooth. Power disk brake..Camaro subframe. Excellent brakes. 10 bolt Camaro rear. New wiring. Very well built, solid driver. Highway ready. Radical body mods. Custom made fibgerglass rear hinged toneau. No top. No wipers. Has horn.
Hood is pinned at front, original hinges on back. Cadillac tilt and telescopic wheel. New gauges including tach. CD stereo. Chopped windshield with new glass. ’39 Ford teardrop tail lights with new lenses and bezels. Has solid wood dash which could be re-stained and be beautiful.
Near new tires. New battery. New u-joints. Air shocks. elec. fan, no cooling problem.
Super straight body was white. I’ve put a black primer on it. Wouldn’t take too much to make this body perfect. $20,000 invested. All the hard work is done…now finish it your way and have one of the most unique rods ever. Runs great, drives great. Well built.”


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1951? CJ-5/flattie Combo Liberty Hill, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

(04/01/2015) Another example of a flat tie front cowl blended onto a CJ-5 body. For kicks it has a MB?GPW windshield.

“his is a running licensed 51 Willy’s that had $2500 worth of work on before I got it. runs and drives doing custom camo job on it. I am selling so I can get a newer jeep for my wife . I am up for a trade for newer jeep. there are not many Willy’s left but you can still find parts. call jason”

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1946 CJ-2A Greene, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

The mods give this a little different look.

“1946 WILLYS JEEP 4X4.

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1947 CJ-2A Lubeck, WV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Fuel tank needs fixing.

“47 willys jeep. Original flathead 4 cyl. Runs 85percent origanal. Fuel tank needs cleaned and coated.”

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