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Usual Car/Jeep Custom Project

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

I ran across this today at the Jeep Forum.  Posted last year, someone was trying to identify it.  This is the closest thing I have seen to a Wally Cohn Jeep.

 
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1942 GPW Seabeck, Wa **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE:  Status unknown. Was priced at $1995

It’s rough and rusted, but unusual.  Note the extended back. Hopefully, the right person will buy and carefully restore this one.

“1942 FORD GPW USN. SPECIAL BODY BUILT BY THE NAVY. It was a runner about six years ago.”

 
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Wooden Bodies at Cherrybronco.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

These wooden Jeeps and Broncos were built by a craftsman named Jack who posted these photos to a website called Cherry Bronco.com (site was live in 2010, but has been down for years). He made wooden vehicles and furniture as a hobby in his spare time.

In the case of the 1977 Cherry Ford Bronco below, as you can see in the before and after pics, the body was pretty trashed and in need of something new.  The pieces are all 7/8″ to 1″ pieces glued and screwed together.  The bumpers and trim are done in Oak and Ash.  A single coat of linseed Oil and three coats of Marine Varnish protect the finish and the owners clean it with furniture polish.  Surprisingly, the new  wooden body is actually 300lbs lighter than the original metal.

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Here’s a 1956 CJ-5

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Here’s a 1966 CJ-5

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Here’s a 1969 CJ-5

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And a 1977 CJ-5

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1952 Wagon Red Bluff, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

1952_wagon_redbluffUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was  $2400

“Parade special, 1952 willys wagon, current registration, recent upholstery, new paint, tires, stock running gear, locking front hubs, all in good running condition. ( 2400- O B O )”

 
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One of a Kind Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

I can’t say I’ve ever seen modded 4×4 quite like this.

“my father built this jeep in the 70s it started out as a 67 wagoneer shortened the frame by 21 inches put a 351 clevland in it frome a 70 torino with a ten bolt top loader 4spd the motor is hopped up cam/carb/the moudual went out in the electronic dist so i put the points dist back in and it is running but needs timed”

 

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Oddball Jeep Hemet, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

year_model_hemetUPDATE: Was $1100. **SOLD**

“1941 Willys Jeep, 4 cyl. flathead engine, tow bar attached, original gas tank w/cap under seat. Restoration project that never materialized.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Ambulance Lancaster, CA **SOLD**

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

1948_cj2a_ambulance_lancasterUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $675

” This is an incredible find! 1948 Jeep Willy “hard-shell” ambulance. Includes siren and light.  This is the perfect restoration project for the Willy/Jeep collector or the person who must have that incredibly “head-turning” must-have collector vehicle.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Gainesville, Ga **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1946_cj2a_gainesvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

This has an unusual top.

“63,000 original miles, four cylinder Flat Head engine, 3 speed transmission with top end of 52 mph. Converted to 12 volts. New brakes & brake hoses, carburetor rebuilt, replaced generator with alternator, electronic ignition, new hoses, electric windshield wipers, new upholstery, six point bolt-on roll cage with rear lights & bikini top, Barden winch, tow bar. 16″ chrome rims with 235/85 X 16 Dayton Timberline tires,”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Niles, MI **SOLD**

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

1948_cj2a_nilesUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This jeep has undergone a number of changes.  The seller has added detailed artwork to the hood, while underneath is a nice looking V8.

“You are bidding on a 1948 Willys jeep, that I have owned for 25 years, After sitting for a number of years in Nov. of 2007 I redid this vehicle, the following is a listing of what was done. New brakes and lines and master cylnder, wheel cylnders and parts associatted. New fuel tank, lines, fuel pump and 2 bbl. rebuilt carb. Rebuilt 350 turbo trans, new driveshaft, u-joints, trans mount, new torque converter and flex plate. 305 Cu. In. 175 HP small block with under 35000 miles. new radiator, hoses, belts, water pump (corvette), trans-cooler and lines. new ss flex fan, all new wiring, switches, bulbs, seats and interior redone, mostly new gauges, headers with 2-1/2″ exhaust to the rear….”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Canada eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1947_cj2a_canadaIt seems the seller has owned this for 35 years, but doesn’t really know anything about it.  The seller has this listed as a CJ-3B and wasn’t aware that the back of the jeep wasn’t original.  It’s certainly an interesting rebuild.  The seller apparently had this sold, but the buyer backed out, so the seller has relisted it.

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1949 CJ-2A Fairfield, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1949_cj2a_fairfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

The back of this jeep appears to be solid.  I can’t tell for sure.  It also appears this jeep has a full floating rear end.  Obviously, the body has been modified a bit.

“49 Willys Jeep 950. obo as is.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Boaz, Al eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride • TAGS: .

This might be one of my favorite all-time body pictures.  Can you imagine what it took to damage the cowl and dashboard? The seller suggests you might need to get the body replaced, but I’m thinking the body is the best part.

“Serial number 109850. This jeep was built around 1947.  willys built around 240,000 of these jeep from 1945 until 1949.  the serial number of this jeep (109850) shows that it was built around 1947 according to production figures from the willys jeep homepage on the net. The jeep is complete, it runs very well and drives well also. the jeeps body is very rusty , with lots of damage. i would say that the body would need to be replaced;however, the engine, transmission, drivetrain is in good , operating condition. this jeep is in original conditon with all oringinal componets.”

View lots of pics at eBay1947_cj2a_boez

 
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1947 Frankenstinian Monster – Manchester, Ct **SOLD**

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

1947_cj2athingUPDATE:  This sold for $698

An eWillys reader somehow found this in the ‘other makes’ section of ebay Motors.  It made me laugh, so I have posted this for your Sunday amusement.  Even though the starting bid is only $99, there are no bids.

“… The complete, unaltered 4WD drivetrain from that 1947 Willys Jeep: engine, tranny, transfer case, front & rear drive, suspension, steering, cooling system, etc. was installed on a homemade (C channel) frame. Most of the body, tilt bed & plow were also homemade. I must say, while “strange”, (owner is a carpenter), everthing is “well built”….. “

 
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1946 CJ-2A Rice Lake, Wi eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

Brian found this unique ’46 on eBay. No doubt there’s a certain personal touch to this CJ-2A.

“For sale I have a 1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep. It runs good, all 4 WD works properly. It needs rear brake drum installed, I have the drum. It has all new brake shoes and wheel cylinders, duel rear wheels needs wiring work for lights to all work. The jeep was my dads he had it since 1962 it was always kept in the garage. The body is in pretty good shape for a 46. It was painted in 1995 and it had floor patches welded in 5 years ago. The snow plow, hydrolic up and down manual left and right. I just put in a new interstate battery. It was converted to a 12v system. Thanks for looking, ask any and all questions. The jeep is for sale locally, I can stop the auction at any time!!!!!”

View all the pics on eBay