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1953 Extended Cab Truck New Mexico $13,500

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

Is this a wagon made into a truck?

“1953 willys custom pick up lotsof new stuff.no rust..body at 90% done.. asking 13500 obo..call or text if u need any info”


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Year? CJ-2L? Spokane, WA **SOLD?**


UPDATE: Hopefully this sold.

This is the third stretched jeep I’ve seen for sale in the Spokane area in the last few years. It is possibly a CJ-2L.

“I think its a 1944 willys jeep has the original flathead 4 cylinder four wheel drive works. was used to plow the driveway has a back blade. Hasn’t been ran since last winter should run, the frame has been broke by the front leaf springs.”

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1948 Truck Manhattan, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

(11/07/2013) “My 1948 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A Truck needs a good home. I originally got it to restore to it’s original natural beauty, but realized vehicle restorations just aren’t my thing. The body is original and sits on a C-10 frame. It has a 350 engine with a 4×4 that runs like a beast. Don’t’ know how many miles on the engine, but no problems with it. Everything else is solid also. It starts and runs good, plus it just looks really cool. Open to trade offers for other vehicles or bikes, just would like for them to run and safe to drive. ”

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1947 Jalopy Jeep Daytona Beach, FL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

This is . . . unique.

“47willy jeep title runs good have tub fenders grill lights ect call for test drive”

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1958 FC-170 Ocala, FL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay.

Designed for carrying hunting dogs and more makes this an unusual FC.

“Up for auction is this unique 1958 Jeep FC-170. This is a Forward Control model with a 3-speed manual shift. The previous owner had the rear body fabricated especially for hunting. The hunting body features upper and lower seats that still have the original protectors on them. The body was designed for transporting and running hunting dogs. It features kennels for the dogs, coolers, a water tank, and racks for holding guns. This is a well designed and built unit, with solid doors, sturdy frame, it even has cushioned armrests on the hunting seats. The upgraded front bumper features a wench. Previous owner said that the mileage shown was original.

This Jeep has currently been started up and driven a small distance. The engine sounds great and the brakes seem to be working. The headlights are also working. The wench on the front has not been tested out. This is a solid and pretty complete Jeep for a 1958. The previous owner kept it in a garage since 1976 (the last time it was registered). It does need new tires and a brake checkup, once those are done it should be ready for use.

The cab is in good shape, the floor pans are solid.”

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1944 Odd Jeep Maui, HI **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** 

How about this odd ball.

“1944 army willi jeep project takeing offers all areginal parts”

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1947 CJ-2A Truck Missoula, MT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

(06/05/2013) I’ve never seen another jeep truck quite like it!

“Vehicle has been customized, lengthend and widened by adding Jeep Pick-up running gear and fenders.
has original 4 cylinder engine, and running gear. It is in good running condition. Owners manual included. More photos available”

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Unusual Custom Austin Jeep Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was Make Offer

Randy spotted this unusual vehicle. Jack has left a message with the owner in hopes we can learn whether this was a kit or a custom project or something else.

“This is a one of a kind that I know of.
Late 1940’s or early 1950’s. Austin devon chassis with a modified Jeep body on it.
Unfortunately, this is a project that I do not have time for. Sad to see it go. Make me an offer.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spanish Fork, UT $3450

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3450.

(11/17/2013) This has some unusual mods.

“This is a 1948 Willey’s Jeep, runs good (but does need new shocks, yes they had shocks back in 1948). Has been used as a hunting jeep. The four wheel drive does work good.

My son is going to kill me for selling this – please serious inquiries only – if you just want to look just drive by, but if you are serious please give me a call or text.”



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1952 Ranch Wagon & 2 Parts Wagons San Leon, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

Here’s a reasonable package.

“1952 WILLYS JEEP ON 1963 CHASSIS. Over $7100.00 in receipts, at least $1,000.00 more work done without reciepts. Included are two parts jeeps. One of the parts jeeps has a clear California title on a rolling frame. The other parts jeep is just for body parts. The engine in the jeep now is from the parts jeep. It runs and you can drive it but it is not street legal. Not inspected. It needs turn signals and brake lights. The engine from the original jeep has been completely rebuilt bored .030 over. I’m just waiting on the new water pump to arrive to complete this rebuilt engine. The new engine has been test run. New upolstery, paint, rebuilt transmission, etc. The tires are like new, including the spare. It is registered until 2014. I have a clear blue title in my name. There is enough spares to build a complete second jeep. The engine is a Jeep 230 tornado. 4 wheel drive. The body has been modified to make a good hunting jeep. One of the parts jeeps in the pictures has all the wood parts removed and is now a rolling chassis with transmission. Located in San Leon TX close to Kemah and Bacliff on Galveston Bay. Open to trades. Would like a pickup or older Suburban . But let me know what you have. If you see this ad they are still for sale. $3,500.00 for all 3 jeeps.





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Year? CJ-2Aish Athens, GA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Does not run at the moment.

“Jeep Willy’s rat rod, Custom fabricated Jeep willys and Toyota/Nissan truck bed together with chevy 350 engine, 4bl carb, auto trans and 8 lug truck axles. 2wd. I purchased off ebay several years ago and had shipped to GA and it ran and lot drove then. (NOT STREET LEGAL, no turn signals/brake lights). frame is orginal jeep with extensions welded on to create longer wheelbase. It appears to be chevy suspension.

It has sat for over 3 years in my shop, so it will need to be towed and gas tank probably flushed out. I do not have to sell and will not accept any offers, just trying to help finance my home remodel/addition if possible if not I will keep this Jeep in the shop until I have time to finish.”

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Custom Made Hunting Jeep (Jeepster?)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Jeepster, Magazine, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: II: Thie Buick shown below was featured in the Jan 1950 issue of Popular Science (pg 99)



UPDATE: Javier provided the following information. I guess there was some competition among the ranches? Below are two photos of other hunting vehicles.

He wrote, This is very similiar to one of the hunting cars used on the King Ranch. The Kenndy Ranch mentioned in the arcticle is adajcent to the King Ranch. Below is a picture of the car made for the King Ranch. (From this link to the University of Texas)


Here’s the hunting wagon from Texas featured on eWillys a couple years ago (seems I’ve deleted the original post related to it:


David Silberman forwarded this unusual photo from a rare April 1951 issue of Willys Salesbuilder. This one looks like it might have been build on a Jeepster platform.




From this same issue are these two parade float photos:


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1942 GPW Turlock, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000.

(11/22/2013) Wow. Never seen a 3Bish mod like this one.

“1Hi i am selling my 1942 ford willy’s it was the jeep made by the ford company back in the day,
it is currently not running ITS A PROJECT CAR it just needs the transmission put back in and a battery it has been converted to a 12 volt on the original motor.”

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Year? Shortened Wagon Lowell, MI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Here’s another shortened wagon.

“Perfect winter project . Neat little custom Willys panel wagon . Not sure what year it is . 50’s? It’s a little ruff but with a little TLV , you will have a neat little run around jeep .”

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1962 Wagon Brighton, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

How about this unusual panel wagon!

“Here is a diamond waiting to be shined. There is a motor and tran in the back. Havent had much time to play due to many project. Give me a buzz or text with questions or interest. There is a title clean. Thanks for looking and hope to be hearing from you”


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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Creedmoor, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

Looks like there might be some value here.

“Late 40’s project jeep. Does not have title or motor.”

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1964 Kristi Snow Cat Model KT-4G

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

Paul found this unique snow cat made from Kaiser parts. It appears to me to be a CJ-5 body with hardtop combined with a custom FC-looking cowl (with some buck teeth as a grille). There were only two KT-4G models made.

According to the Kristi Snowcat website, “This new vehicle, named the KT-4G, was designed with the aim to reduce costs by maximizing use of standard automotive parts. Kaiser Jeep supplied the CJ-series universal frame and body, while power was delivered by a Chevrolet 6-cylinder engine mated to a Clark four-speed transmission and steering differential. The new Chevrolet engine was water-cooled, allowing for a car-like heating system.”

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J-20 Truck with Extended Bed on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This extended J-20 truck would probably be pretty practical.

View all the information on ebay



I know for sure it is rare, it is the only 1 I made.
There were some Extended cab Jeep pickups made/sold in Australia, and I have seen pics of 1 prototype in the state, but this is a 1 of a kind.

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1947 Custom Flattie Randle, WA $2900

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900

This 1947 Custom Flattie is named “Double Joint”.

“I have a 47 with little to no rust
Has custom body work done
set up for 4 wheel steering
runs good.
Original engine, transmission, and transfercase
Won the ridge runners mud races multiple years in a row
For me information please email me.”



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1947 CJ-2A with Funky Hardtop Plattsmouth, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-2A, Parts, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

“This “Barn Find” is a 1947 Willys custom jeep! The original builder and owner worked as an engineer at SAC and also owned a Suds and Dogs restaurant. At one time it was a plow truck for winter and has a pto on the back for mowing grass in the spring and summer. Rusty!! Needs restoring. The motor is not original it is a ford falcon 6 seems to be stuck. Have no Idea about the transmission but do know that the drive shaft will spin if you lift the tires off the ground. The pto drive shaft also spins.”



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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**


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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