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1949 Wagon/Custom Graham, WA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

I’m not altogether sure what this is, but there do seem to be some willys parts on it.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/1949-willys-overland/6730228566.html

“1949 Willys overland
delivery truck restoration project car
All dis assembled.
Frame and some parts have been powder coated
make offer”

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Year? CJ-2A w/Rear Box Centralia, WA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

Dan spotted this crazy thing. The transmission cross member suggests it is a 2A and the grille suggests it is most likely a ’46.

“I’m selling an old flat fender flathead willys Jeep. This was a barn find, I know very little about it’s history and have no paper work on it. All I know is that it came from Canada and it was used as a snow plow at one time, it made its way down to Washington and then sat in a barn for 40 years. Very interesting custom body with suicide doors. Both door latches and roll down windows work. Has PTU gearbox on rear bumper but the drive shaft from the transmission is missing. Engine is in ruff shape, I have not tried to turn it over yet. Drive train seams to be in working order. What you see is what you get. I will leave it on my flatbed trailer so I can deliver it to you. I will deliver it as far as Idaho and Northern California for a charge of $1 a mile.”

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1952 CJ-3A El Reno, OK $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2016) It’s different.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willy-willys-jeep-runs/6707125867.html

“Runs GREAT, no issues, rumbles and runs like a HOT ROD
4×4 works great
Clean Title
Selling because I don’t have time to enjoy
Ford 302 Engine
Glasspacks
Snorkel
New Brakes Front/Rear
Hydrolic Clutch
38″ tires
4-LED Front lights on switch
2-Rear LED lights on switch
1-Main cut off switch
Custom made luggage rack
Waterproof Stereo System
Cobra CB
Dual Gun Rack”

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1951 Holden-Modified Wagon Haag, Austria eBay

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

Mike shared this unusual wagon that was supposed to be one of seven modified for use by the US military in Austria (I thought Holden modified wagons in Australia??).

View all the information on eBay

“Extremely rare version from the production in the Holden plant Australia. It was only 7 pieces produced !!! Please compare that you have Google images, they will not be found.
Special attention to the moldings and door buckles. 100% rarity with rarity value, value increase etc. etc. 89,200 KM

The vehicle is from military use of the US Army in Austria during the occupation and was one of the oldest military vehicles of the Austrian. Society of the Red Cross in 1951 in Austria.”

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Half Flattie Half Car Albuquerque, NM $200

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Thanks to Paul for spotting this ‘gem’. The front is a CJ, probably a 2A, and the back half is a ???

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/1941-jeep-willys/6714295025.html

“I believe it’s some kind of British car, back half..the frame is early jeep will ya 4×4 no title..for parts or ?”

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1950 Flattie Marion, IN $2500

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

It’s a project that probably should be rethought.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/225924174898070

“Has GM frame,Buick V6 with automatic trans. Has set awhile.Runs good,Bill of sale no title.”

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1944 MB Phoenix, AZ $1500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Wow … just wow!

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/44-willys/6692797021.html

“WWII Willys MB.
This vehicle is fairly complete but not running. 134Lhead motor, T84 transmission and transfer case. The body has been modified with a hard top and other unique additions. Over all this is a great vehicle for parts etc. Good running gear, front rear and original GI Ross stearing box. The parts are worth alot so $1500 takes it. I’m looking for the title but if not found I can do a notarized bill of sale.”

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1953 CJ-3A Silverton, OR $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep/6680229038.html

“One off Willys
1953 willys Jeep only thing original are the grill, hood and cowl everything else is custom built. Waggy dana 44’s rear is air locked bds military wrapped springs bilstien 5100 shocks np241 case 700r4 vortec 4.3 box tube frame with cage tied from front to rear interior panels are all aluminum and have been rhino lined onboard air with tank new 37″ mtrs tires and wheels have less then 300 miles comes with a complete spare engine, transmission, and transfer case. To much to write down call if interested.”

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1946 CJ-2A Flat Rock, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on $3500.

(06/21/2018) Apparently, this was a mail jeep. It’s got a top that fits it (CJ-6 top perhaps?). It runs, it drives, and is a bit different.

“1946 Willys cj2a has had lots of new parts on it over the past couple years new brakes rebuilt carburetor rebuilt generator(still on 6 volts), new tires inner tubes and powder coated wheels I know I’m going to forget alot of stuff. The only issues that I had with it are that it leaks and burns oil. So no long distance trips with it. It does run it does Drive and the 4 wheel drive works. High and low. I know I’ve spent more than $2,000 in Parts on it, for instance the wheels and tires alone where a thousand plus almost $800 for the brake system. master cylinder and all, just to name a few. It’s not pretty but it works. I’m looking to get $3,500 for it CASH only. Price is negotiable slightly. Thanks and there’s one thing I forgot to mention it used to be a mail truck back in the day and I do have the steel top that was originally on it. That’s why the body is extended about 12 inches in the back.”

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1947 CJ-2A Francestown, NH **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4000.

Travis shared this odd-bodied jeep. Is that a cut down 3A windshield?

“custom body on a frame off rebuild about 10yrs old. motor completely done, as well as suspension drive train etc. body is extremely strong. made of 1/8 inch plate steel. undercoated. jeep could use a bath and a little tlc and maybe some camo paint. 3 way plow included. registered and inspected–runs and drives good. tranny has a chipped tooth in 1st and reverse gear still drives ok but you will hear a clicking sound other than that this thing is a tank. it will go anywhere. strong and dependable. we are moving and can not take with us.”

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Throwing Wrenches Episode 3 — Saving the CJ-3A-Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: , .

As Merlins explains at the beginning of this video, This crazy CJ-3A truck was something he saw listed on eWillys. It proved useful into it broke down a couple years ago. In this newest episode of Throwing Wrenches, the crew gets it running again.

 
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Year? MB/GPW Welder & Trailer Ventura, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Industrial-Welder-Generator, MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** $3500.

“One of a kind old Jeep, welder and Jeep trailer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Enterprise, AL $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks like a dedicated hunting jeep.

https://dothan.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willies-jeep/6664096703.html

“Runs great,high and low both work great tires set up for hunting has double dog box on back.$6500 OBO.”

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1953 CJ-3B Duluth, MN No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Here’s an odd one.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-134-cj3/6642627461.html

“I have a complete 1953 Willys CJ3-B jeep chassis with a custom roll cage. I have had this jeep for over ten years. The previous owner had the new roll cage installed and never got around to getting the jeep running. I had it running for a little while but then went off to college and haven’t gotten back to in years. I was hoping to have a place to work on it soon but I could use the space in my garage. I am not in a hurry to sell it so the right price will help. I am posting in hopes of finding someone who would be willing to trade an outdoor sauna for it. Please email me your name and phone number and I will call you.”

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Funky Jeep Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo appeared in what I think was a 1979 issue of Jeep News (I couldn’t find an exact date). It’s a funky setup!

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Year? CJ-2A Butte, MT Auction July 12th

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This appears to have been a CJ-2A that’s been heavily modified. Possible CJ-2L?

View all the information on AuctionZip

“Willys Jeep With Equipment Attachment Willys Jeep Truck with front end loader or snow plow”

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1948 Photos of the 3-Wheeled “Davis” Jeep/Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I’m pretty sure I’ve done a post on this car in the past, but I can’t find it at the moment.

“Original Vintage Photo RARE Davis 3 Wheel Jeep Car circa 1948 Size is 8×10″ inches.”

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1958 Stretched CJ-5 Flagstaff, AZ $4850

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

The VIN plate suggests this is a CJ-5 that’s been stretched and put on a Chev chassis. The grille sure is unusual.

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/d/stretched-1958-jeep-willys-cj/6603086090.html

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“958 Jeep Willys
VIN: Seepicsofvinplate
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 6000
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
I’m selling my awesome project because we’re selling our house and I ran out of money. Will trade for truck of equal value. Send me offers.
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1949 Jeepster Morris, IL $5950

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: still Available.

(06/01/2017) Seth thought someone might enjoy this one. It’s a dual cowl, wooden bench Jeepster.

“1949 Dual Cowl Phaeton, 4 cyl, tuned exhaust, hi-rise intake, 3 sp, bench seats. NEW motor, brakes, susp, steering.”

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/d/willys-jeep-jeepster-rat-rod/6608840403.html

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1948 CJ-2A Custom Williamsport, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SLD** Was $1800.

Oddball.

“1948CJ2A frame has been stretched and a custom bed built on this one of a kind CJ flatfender. Runs and drives, shifts good steers good. It will make a great hunting/recreational/work vehicle. Needs brake work, no title.”

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Year? GPW Friant, CA $5000

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. May have been an ex-cj2.

It’s a mix of GPW/CJ/other parts. No description provided.

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Custom-Flattie/Subaru Bonners Ferry, ID $1250

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1250.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep with Subaru motor and chassis. A great project car that also runs.
We have more spare parts and extra tires and wheels too – all included.
Currently has a dead battery from sitting over the winter. We have used this on our property as a “mule” cart.
It is not titled, but I just called DMV and there is a simple process to take care of that to make it street legal.”

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1948 ‘CJ-2B’ Attack Engine Riot Control Jeep

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

UPDATE: Derek did the initial research and writeup on this project, correctly identifying it as a CJ-2A. Check out the pre-restoration pics and info here: http://cj3b.info/Fire/NewSalem.html

The folks at the New Salem Fire Department near Albany, New York, recently ‘restored’ what they call a “CJ-2B Attack Engine”. And, to be fair, I suppose this CJ-2A has undergone some major changes. Perhaps it should be relabeled a 1948 CJ-2RC (Riot Control) jeep?

You can read about it here: http://newsalemfire.com/new-salem-fire-apparatus-Jeep-CJ-2B.php

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1951 CJ-3A El Cajon, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7900

(04/16/2018) Interesting hood design.

“377 cubic inch stroker motor pro built.high and lowrange transfer case. 400 hp quick 19,034 miles all new or rebuilt.”

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Restored MB Custom Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

This 2013 post from Offroad Action popped up while I was searching for something else. It highlighted the rebuild of an MB-turned-truck in Europe. There are a variety of photos showing the rebuild process.

http://offroadaction.ca/2013/04/05/restored-1953-willys-in-germany/

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