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1962 Topless Wagon Katy, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Was listed at $5500. It appears to have sold. 

“This is a 62 willys wagon. Dana 44 rear axle, super hurricane flathead straight 6, 4 wheel drive, all original drivetrain, original motor, original transmission, and original transfer case. Clear title in hand. Runs great and gets lots of attention everywhere you go

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1963 Not-a-CJ-3B Jay, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Wow. It doesn’t look like a CJ-B.

“63 jeep cj3b very solid ready for hunting $2000”

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John Jennison’s Custom Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Charles sent a picture of this wagon. After some research, I learned the unusual modifications were completed by John Jennison, who was an Australian engineer, car builder, motorcycler and more. He had a vision for a jeep as a sports wagon. More information can be found at this vintage caravans forum and at Brendan’s this-old-jeep website.

John started with the old military jeep:

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More Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This first jeep looks like some kind of customized fire/crash wagon.

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1974 CJ-5 w/ Popup Camper in Colorado **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Camping, CJ5 • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8295

DP spotted this unusual CJ-5 with a custom built popup camper.

“1974 Jeep CJ5 with a custom pop up camper shell built by Phoenix pop up in Denver.
The Jeep has recently been painted and is in very good condition, it has a 232 inline 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual transmission and locking front Warn hubs and it rides on 35″ tires. The chassis wiring has all been completely redone as well as the upholstery.
The camper shell sleeps 2, it has storage for all of your gear and is set up for propane and self contained water. If you are interested in the camper let me know and we can discuss a price.
This is a fun Mountain vehicle but could also be used for hunting.”

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Bill’s Report From Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Bill filed a report on his trip to Alaska.

He writes, “Back from Alaska – assumption going, it would be the land of 4 wheel drives and lots of jeeps old and new.  Reality – the Toyota sedan is the vehicle of choice, Jeeps on the road from Fairbanks to Seward numbered about 2 dozen – none Willys era.  Bubba lives up there – see the M38A1 grafted to a Willys wagon, the Willys truck with a Ford or Chevy bed and the Willys truck with wire wheels.  There was a CJ3B fire truck I saw.

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1946 Unusual ‘CJ-2A’ Bozeman, MT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950.

It’s funky, but appears in good shape.

“Running gear is from a vintage CJ2A. Body custom built. Equipped with stock 4 cyl engine, 3 spd trans, hi-lo range and 4 wheel drive. Mechanically strong, good tires. Good title and vintage plates. A lot of fun to drive and to look at. Good business mascot, parade vehicle or use on you acreage, at the cabin or lake.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sturgeon Bay, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Buzz found this crazy looking CJ-2A.

“1946 Willys jeep with an old school repower. Has a 1950’s flathead ford engine, this jeep ran three years ago but needed a pull to get started. One head was removed to inspect the cylinders. It looks like this motor may have the original bore but is ready for a rebuild. The distributer was removed and is missing. I will throw one in if I can find one in the shed. The body behind the firewall is made of plywood and fiberglass, it was nicely made but alot of the wood should be replaced if you choose to keep it as is. Original jeep dash and front sheet metal is in good condition. The frame is mostly solid but does have some issues at the front of the rear leaf springs and it has been notched for the steering gear to clear the engine. The engine is coupled to the jeep transmission with a rare adapter. Will be sold with a clear 1956 Willys title. The buyer will have 30 days to pick it up, if you send a trailer I can help load.”

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Unusual Stainless Flattie Knoxville, TN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(08/19/2013) I’ve never seen a front end like that. Anyone else?

“THIS JEEP WAS SHOWN AT THE 1982 WORLD’S FAIR IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. THIS JEEP IS GOOD FOR SHOW AND DRIVING. INTERIOR IS ALL BLACK AND THE SEATS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED WITH BLACK VINYL. IT HAS A NEW BLACK CONVERTIBLE SOFT TOP.

THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND JEEP WILD CAT ALL STAINLESS STEEL. IT IS AN EYE CATCHER–GREAT TO DRIVE IN PARADES–TO TAKE TO SHOWS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, THIS IS THE VEHICLE TO BUY.”

 

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1948 CJ-2A Francestown, NH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

A little different.

“This was a frame up build project my son and I did 5 yrs ago. The frame was repaired and strengthen like the military version. Engine, tranny, transfer case, and axles all rebuilt. New leaf springs and shocks. All original running gear. Body made from 11gauge steel. Underbody Herculined protected. 12 Volt system. Electronic ignition system. Starts right up and is a fun drive. go anywhere!! this thing is great for the back words or hunting the deep woods or just plowing the driveway. Comes with an old jeep plow and tire chains. tires are in fair shape . a one of a kind. Call Bob at 603-547-2416”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4022371259.html

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1946 CJ-2A “The Pope Mobile” Hondo, TX **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was up for barter.

(07/15/2012) As Mark notes,  “I don’t know what to say. is it the pope jeep?”.  So, if you have a visiting dignitary that needs a clear glass coach, I think this is just about there . . .

“Have a 1946 Willys Jeep that runs, no title. 12v conversion. Will trade for 50s Chevy project truck or car or BO. Has a homemade 2″ square tube windshield frame/roll bar with plexiglass. I can remove the frame if need be.”

 
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1963 Willys/Ford Truck JeepRod Indianapolis, IN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was $4100. **SOLD**

It’s different.

“i have a 62 willys rat with a 50’s f100 front end and bed 305 chevy motor 700r4 trans air ride new vair compressors and bags”

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Another Usual Jeep from the Big Island

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB • TAGS: , .

Bill from Lime Street Carriage spotted this jeep siting on the side of the road south of Kona in the Captain Cook area of the Big Island of Hawaii. This is similar to several other oddly shaped jeeps near Captain Cook, HI,  (here and here) that have been for sale. There was no for sale sign on the one below.

It sure seems likely that someone built all of these.

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1958 Truck Pekin, IL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $5850.

I’ve never seen front fenders extended quite like that.

“CHECK OUT THIS OLD SCHOOL BEAUTY! RUNS GREAT, DRIVES GREAT & VERY RARE. ALL TRADES WELCOMED. CALL MIKE ANYTIME (INCLUDING DAYS, EVENINGS UNTIL 10 & WEEKENDS)”

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Ad for Hickey 4×4 in Four Wheeler Magazine

I ran across this unusual ad for the complete setup for an unusual 4×4 in the February 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The prototypes and parts were being sold by Vic Hickey (or he was acting as an agent). Anyone have more information on this? It appears to be a four wheel drive dune buggy.

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1946 CJ-2A/Wrangler(?) Greenwood, SC **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Nope, never seen this mod!

“have a nice old 1946 jeep upgraded to a 12 volt system and newer front grill off a 12 volt later model jeep everything works on it ……….might be open to a good trade I like bangs and farm stuff”

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1946 CJ-2A Antelope, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(07/17/2013) The seller describes the body as a M-38 body, but it’s clearly a MB/GPW.

“I have a 1946 willys jeep cj2 with 283 chevy engine conversion done in the 1960’s (jeep sat in barn covered for 30+ years) factory overdrive unlocking rear hubs for towing ALL STOCK except for engine swap m38 military body also have tow bar roll bar and aftermarket all aluminum top doors and rear window ( probly jc whitney or sears back in the 50’s) RUNS and drives great NEW battery fuel system new master cylinder new wheel cylinders military seat belts no smog needed perfect hunting or camping 4×4 nice little cj2 a $4800 b/o clear title in hand

call or text Ken @ 916-223-6868 no emails”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/3986841174.html

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1946? Truck Felton, DE **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was sold at auction.

It’s got an unusual cab.

“Selling for owner at public auction next Thursday Night Aug.8,2013.
This one of a kind hand built Willy Jeep will be sold first item of the auction. Locally built and being sold by estate. This jeep has been in garage storage for 5+ years and has just been brought out to Delaware Auto Exchange to be sold next Thursday Night at 6:30pm.
More photos on auctionzip.com selling auctioneer ID number 35488. or call 800-608-2727 ask for Ron for further details.”

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1953 CJ-3B Long Island, NY $2300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

It runs. I can’t say I ever thought of melding a CJ-5 and CJ-3B this way.

“1953 cj3b Buick v6, runs great. NY registration. great project.”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/3969389018.html

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Custom Jeep Chesire, OH $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Unusual • TAGS: .

This appears to have been a CJ-6.

“This Jeep is not street legal off-road use only. It has been cut down and has a three link suspension in rear has dana 44 rear axle it has good set of 33” Buckshot tires has new carburetor, new fuel pump,new plugs wires, new brakes on rear have new set for front to go with it just never got them put on, has new battery, Has a griffen 4 core aluminium radiator, aluminium keg fuel cell, aluminium diamond plate dash with 5 light up switches and water temp gauge, oil pressure gauge and voltage gauge. new electric fan with a thermostatic control switch to turn fan on and off. Complete rewired jeep,has cd player in console, has 5,000 lbs winch, and D rings front and rear the motor is a F head 4 cylinder has info plate on motor saying board 30 over carries 40lbs oil pressure motor sounds and runs good. cell 740-645-2219″

http://athensohio.craigslist.org/cto/3966303989.html

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1948 CJ-2A Westcliffe, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Here’s an oddball.

“This jeep has a new rebuilt engine, new u-joints, new tires, new carburetor. Ready to go, especially during hunting season, good for ranch work, etc. This price is firm. Serious buyers only.”

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1946 CJ-2A Lynchburg, VA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(04/13/2013) This jeep has some unusual changes. Put “GREEN” in the subject if you email the seller.

“46 Willy’s Jeep great run around the farm or road. Had antique tags on her but now just use on grass. 4WD HIGH AND LOW PTO/WINCH in rear works flat 4 cyl.
Hate to get her up but just don’t use much and don’t want it to sit.
PUT “GREEN” IN SUBJECT SO I KNOW YOU ARE REAL”

http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/cto/3845793815.html

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Scrambler Flatfender Project Hemet, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“CJ8 Long Wheel Base, Aluminum Body, Custom Flat Fender Frontend, 9 Hole Grill, Custom Dash, Tailgate, Aluminum Radiator, TDK Frame, 4 1/2” Lift, ProComp Springs, Atlas 2 Transfer Case 3.8, 31 Spline, 4L60E Automatic Overdrive Trans, LS Motor Mounts(Motor not included), Stainless Hinges, New Windshield, Curry Hangers, Power Steering, Axles are rollers, Over $17K Invested, Great Project,

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Year? DJ-5 Sand Springs, OK **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: STatus Unknown. Was listed for $1000.

You don’t see many DJ-5 half cab trucks.

“2 Wheel Drive Mail Truck that has the potential to be an amazing tailgating ride or Sunday driver with a little bit of time. This is a project that needs new tires and will run with a little bit of elbow grease. Might be willing to trade for a pop-up camper or travel trailer. $1,000.”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/3779838329.html

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6 1950 Flatfender Camper Negatives on eBay

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

Anyone know the history behind this wild rig? This auction ends soon.

“This auction is for SIX original,vintage c.1950 B/W film photo negatives showing trailer Jeep.The negative was converted to positive to see the image.Enlarged at a scan for better viewing.As shown at a scans.Please see DETAILED scans for condition”

View all the information on ebay

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