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Jeeps @ Sidney, NE Auction

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, FC150-FC170-M677, Other 4x4s, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

There are four jeeps (or partial jeeps) at a Nebraska Action. This first one is the oddest:

1) This obviously isn’t a jeep, but someone thought this model A should look like one:

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2) Here is an FC-170 (no year listed)

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1952 CJ-3A Northglenn, CO $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Here’s an unusual build. It is stretched and modified.

https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/denver-willys-jeep/7543603466.html

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?I have a 1952 3A Willy’s Jeep for sale over 50K invested runs drives but still needs other work done need room in garage and don’t have time to finish completely! Has a 5.3 V8 320 hp Fi-tech intake computer controlled – griffin radiator 4L60E transmission w1500 stall atlas11 transfer case 4.0 low range 32 spline front and rear front axle Dana 44 rear 9” ford 4.11 gears moser axles 35 spline Eaton Detroit limited slip all new. Jegs LS mini starter 6.1 ratio. Front range custom drive shafts
Paul’s custom canvas bikini top rear cover, doors battery mounted in rear tool box custom seats 5 point harness to many things to list!
Don’t need help selling
No low ballers
Asking 25K?”

 
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1958 CJ-3B Rosedale, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/26/2022) This CJ-3B’s body has been modified in the back.

]https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/bakersfield-1958-willys-jeep-high-top/7536130626.html

“ink in hand, selling a 1958 Willys Jeep High Top CJ3B. Registration is current and no smog needed. Many new parts including 2nd seat, seat belts, fuel line, gas pump, etc. Tires and rims are in great shape. Needs some fine tuning, but the components are there. Currently not running consistently.
Comes with frame for the doors and other parts.
Selling as is.
Cash sales only.
Firm on the price.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Laurel, MT $3500

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

Jerry’s father is selling this jeep he found in Wyoming (contact Jerry via FB — https://www.facebook.com/groups/18657808157/permalink/10160120357838158).

Jerry was told this was one of about a hundred that were built by an unknown company. I looked through my archives, but could not find anything exactly like this one. Anyone ever seen one like this?

For all the work that was done to create it, it seems possible that more were made. Jerry indicates that the body is galvanized. The entire top is custom, along with the fenders, and it looks like the work is reasonably good. The doors are suicide doors. The hood looks like an original part. The cowl and dash may be original, but the dash has been modified. The fan shroud is galvanized with an old electric fan.

If forced to guess, I’d say if several hundred were built, that they were older jeeps that were stripped and rebuilt. If all like this one, they were designed for colder and wetter climates (permanent hood, perm dash, and a perm heater blower), so I could imagine these would have been constructed out of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, or Northern Idaho.

Another theory is that if several hundred built, maybe they weren’t all built the same? Maybe some were more custom than others or more creative than others? That might explain some of the odd designs that we’ve seen over the years out of the northern Intermountain West? My assumption had been these were all home built, but perhaps not?

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1950 Truck Browns Summit, NC $7300

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this running and driving custom diesel truck with some Wilys truck parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1765745750475498

“Fabricated Wheelis Jeep Detroit turbo diesel engine four speed transmission positive track rear-end runs and drives good”

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1948 CJ-2A Hillsborough, NH $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This jeep has a custom body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/818919309122517

“This is my beloved 1948 CJ with a sweet homemade body made out of plate steel with the t-bucket look. It has a reproduction m38 windshield. It has the L134 with the desired kaiser SuperSonic head, t90, and dana 18. It comes on 31×10.50r15 Mastercraft mud terrain tires. This jeep gets all the attention whereever it goes. Jeep has a tabor 9k pound winch with in cab controls. The frame has been boxed. The seats are xp1000 seats out of a newer Polaris RZR. Has LED lights all the way around. Has Brennan Metcalfs tracker disc brake conversion on the front axle. This jeep is well tested on and offroad, it goes everywhere. I really hate to sell it but don’t really need 5 jeeps, and would hate to see it sit. I would like $5000”

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1949 CJ-3A Mora, MN $3950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Dave’s selling this custom build with a fiberglass body, unique fiberglass hood, and reversed springs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3349917061930694

“60’s cj5 frame and dauntless motor. 70’s t15 transmission and Dana 20 tcase. 70’s axles 4:27 gears. Disc brakes and power steering. All new clutch stuff with hydraulic master. Still needs some tweaking, maybe a different size master. Fiberglass body. Good title. Runs moves stops, but still a project.”

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1952 CJ-3A Alto, MI $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Looks like a great price for a fun little rig. Note the disc brake on the transfercase.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1452506678597037

“Willys .buggy. trail rig. Rock crawler. 4×4. Runs.drives.stops. pinion brake and 2 front brakes.twin stick.4 cylinder. No title. Dont message after 9pm or before 9am i wont return message. Dont ask dumb questions. If you dont have cash dont message.”

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1946? CJ-3B? Memphis, TN $1250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

This is an interesting creature. Anyone recognize the chassis? The body looks lengthened, or is custom, or is some type of replacement body (prob out of the Philippines if a replacement).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/554849679675500

“1946 jeep 4 cylinder 3 speed motor runs”

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1982 DJ-5 JeepRod Rome, NY $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

Here’s an oddball.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/487795796012878

“1982 Mail jeep sitting on a 1996 s10 frame. 350 motor and 350 transmission. Steering has been converted to right hand drive. Runs and drivers great. Very fun and fast truck”

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1946 CJ-2A Custom Cab Anaconda, MT $500

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

Here’s an unusual custom cab for sale spotted by Andy.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609039380576173

“I have a 1946 Jeep cab $500. Need gone asap. You haul.”

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1942? MB? Aguilar, CO $2800

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(07/03/2022) I feel like we’ve seen this one before? It certainly has unique mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/603880324702074

“Awesome restoration project rare jeep .tires gas and battery and will drive.”

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1970 CJ-5ish Payette, ID No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $1500. Now no price. It is now part of a retirement sale. 

(03/28/2021) The unusual project needs more work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1421234758341195/

“Cj5 jeep custom build with 350 Chevy 4spd trans transfercase motor run good. Needs a bell housing and a rear end and drive line this is been sold as is will need trailered.”

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1965 CJ-5 Lake Luzerne, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

It’s a working plow jeep. Meyer half-cab.

1965 Jeep 4×4 with 125,000 miles Standard transmission 4cyl motor Clutch, brakes works good, tires are good. 4WD works good. 4way fisher plow works good. Runs and drives good. Frame is solid Would make a great yard jeep for winter plowing or whatever you want to do with it.”

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1943 MB Totnes, England £13,000

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

This modified jeep has benign storage for about four decades. It’s supposedly a Metamet prototype, so, if true, this should be of interest to Metamet fans.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/859266711715886

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“Its a ww2 jeep converted to a saloon , please study the pictures carefully, note the wings, the bonnet the grill the interior, floor pan, engine bay etc etc is a willys mb jeep chassis and running gear , the jeep was originally built in 1943 first registered for road use in 1958, when the conversion was done is aprox 1966 this is the only one in the world , converted by Metamet as a prototype just one of this style built and never went into production despite showing on the brochure as the metaplan, its the swb version so the chassis has not been lengthened. Continue reading

 
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1948 CJ-2A Andover, KS $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This has a Koenig half-cab. It could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/324807319847680

“Everything works and is all there. It’s still a 6V system, has 3 sets of wheels including the original ones. It has the Koenig half cab, currently off the Jeep. It’s does have some rust but isn’t bad for a 74 year old vehicle”

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1946 CJ-2A West Marin, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/05/2022) This appears to be a 2A body with a Willys stamped rear body part grafted on to the back. Yet, it is missing a few 2A features in the dash and lacks a steering column hole. I’m scratching my head over this odd body.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/inverness-1946-cj-2a-willys-jeep-flat/7437883372.html

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“Flat Fender Jeep
READ the add-
– A rolling project —Calif clean title NON op– YOM 46.PLATES– this is a 95% done – frame off. —- Project
Rust free. Both Axels DONE- TRANS AND TRANSFER DONE–WITH chain up grade 11 inch brake up grade. New lines New Solex carb A rust free – EX Alameda AirSation Navy RUST FREE
AS is running motor. ALL THE PARTS TO FINISH. — LIGHTS, WIRE HARDESS- gauges. Black out lights . Fuel tank with new Lins etc etc etc with lots of spare parts. Saginaw steering box with Flaiming river kit. New Stering Wheel Good Seat frames – will need kit NO top Grab Handels. Hardware etc etc Go on line this one done – sell for 40K
Rolling project. and no I am not parting it out. IT ALL GOES AS A UNIT. CALLS ONLY-“

 
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1947 CJ-2A Bozeman, MT $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Along with some rust, this CJ-2A has all kinds of mods. I’ve unaware of any factor “cowl cover”; that said, the place I’ve seen these cowl extensions most often is in the northern Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana areas, so maybe there was a dealer(s) in those areas offering custom cowl creations? The hardtop looks to be an aftermarket Koenig half cab.

https://bozeman.craigslist.org/pts/d/mc-allister-1947-willys/7487207671.html

“47 Willys ran has 6v system needs new batteries. Has very rare factory cab and cowl cover. Rear pto winch. Great project.”

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1946 CJ-2A With Custom Body and Top

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

Eric postedthis cool little jeep to the Willys CJ-2A Facebook page. His grandfather did the original work. The redesigned jeep had fallen into disrepair before Eric began the work necessary to resurrect it back to how his grandfather’s build.

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/18657808157/permalink/10159871614563158

 
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1966 Stretched DJ-6 6×6 Portland OR $23,950

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/04/2021) This is a unique jeep that you may have see pics of around the internet/facebook. Both back axles are powered. A few readers have seen this in person and know the builder. One especially unique thing about it is that the jeep was originally a rare DJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1357040958095194

“Selling 1 of a kind custom 1966 CJ5 jeep , V6 auto. 6×6, former Holbrook specialty jeep, jolly jeepers rig, new tires,new paint and seats. V6 with turbo 400 transmission, bobcat tracks can be added , front winch. Off road use only. Ready for fun. 25,000$ No trades Trailer not included”

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1953 US Navy Smalley Port-O-Spot on ProxiBid

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

Andy shared this rarely seen US Navy Smalley Port-O-Spot. It’s another odd utility vehicle partly built with Willys-Overland parts. Only a couple hours left in the bidding; the high bid is currently $3100.

https://www.proxibid.com/Very-rare-very-early-rail-car-mover-track-mobile-1953-U-S-NAVY-Smalley-Port-O-Spot/lotInformation/68513627

“Made by Oxnard Heavy Maintenance & Mfg Co. Oxnard California. It has a Willys drivetrain, and it does run and drive.”

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1949? CJ-3A? Athens, GA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

This is an odd build. The seller also has a 1979 CJ-5 for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/435403091439151/

“Old Jeeps; 1949 Willy’s rat rod, with Chevy 350, powerglide, convertible hardtop with 8lug full width axles. 1979 Jeep CJ 5 with 304 V8 manual trans, needs full restoration. $3500 ea. as-is. FIRM. If you buy both as-is non-running $5k firm. If you want me to make them run to drive onto your trailer it will be $6k FIRM for the pair.”

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1964 Wagon Traveller Katy, TX eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Mike spotted this modified Traveller for sale out of Texas. The serial number put this at only 7 units later than Scrambleer’s (Dan) Orange Traveller (see his wagon at the lower part of this 2014 post). Given it is so heavily modified, it would make a good platform for doing something creative. It would surprise me if this was a former Border Patrol vehicle (but I see no gov plate).

View all the information on eBay

“We believe this is a 1964 Jeep Willys Traveller based on the interior and exterior trim. It has been modified as shown.

It has a V8 and manual trans, 4×4. It runs well. New BFG Tires.

Would make a good hunting or other off road touring rig. It does not have a title. It comes Bill of Sale only.”

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1957 Fire-CJ-3B-Wagon out of Poland $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, International, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

Ivan shared this rare jeep. It is a former fire jeep-wagon. It was likely part of a limited production model either from some Willys-licensee in Europe or a third party. It’s priced at 45,000 Plish Zlotych which equates to about $19,500 USD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4776713392390767

translated from Polish: “unique willys from 1957 1957 WILLYS OVERLAND JEEP CJ 3 willys overland jeep cj 7 seater foldable engine drives original car used for fire station registered for 7 people”

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1963 Veepish Flatfender Star, ID $2800

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(10/21/2021) This is a custom build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185459397073105

“Custom Jeep body (not a kit) built on top of VW pan. Runs but engine smokes. Very unique and fun to drive!”

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