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1948 CJ-2A(?) Hohenwald, TN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/18/2021) Obviously a custom build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/573228564026294/

“4500 obo call for more info”

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1959 Truck Lemoore, CA $40,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

An unusual truck build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/477934837101861

‘”Willys pu hot rod trade for 55-57 gasser or show car hot rod”

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1948? JeepRod Long Beach, CA $85,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

This one has a hefty price tag. Listed as a 1948, this could actually be a modified DJ-3A convertible.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625800375194836

“Selling my 1948 Willy Jeep Rat Rot for $85k. Spent a lot of money to build it from ground up. This is an authentic vehicle for you old school car lover. Drives great.”

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Year? Custom Flattie Norwalk, CA $15,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

The headlight bezels might hit at this being a CJ-V35U, but it also is a pretty big mish-mash of parts. There must be a good story behind this creation. Unfortunately, there is no description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1247561359054193

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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Was $35,000. Now Make Offer. This wagon was listed in California in 2020. Now it’s listed in Texas.

(01/31/2017) This one has been around a while.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-custom-woody/7445137286.html

“All custom 51 Willys woodie. Extensive sheet metal work, extended fenders, hood, roll pan and a tilt hood and more. All polished LS engine, with LS460e trans polished, hydro boost brakes. Custom dash, gauges, center console. Custom rebuilt painted frame blazer. All custom solid Maple wood with electric lift gate, PW, PB tilt etc. Custom interior, 6 way power seats with headrest monitors, custom made maple rear floor. Brand new 20″ rims and tires. So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. Less than 300 miles. Just testing the market. Serious offers only. Leave a message.”

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1946 CJ-2A Boykins, VA $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Andy spotted this purpose-modded CJ-2A. It appears to have a lift in the back.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/boykins-46-c2a-willis/7431367496.html

“i have owned for 30 years and used for many chores ,only reason for selling ,need something with a/c no text please!”

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1951 Custom Crew Cab Truck Lincoln, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

Here’s something a little different.

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” Willys jeep made into a crewcab truck. 84 ford running gear. 3/4 8lug ,460 V8 and 4 speed trans. powersteering, power brakes. heat and A/C. setup to tow my Dump Trailler . new tires. I recently acquired this and thought it would be perfect ranch truck for me. I’ts too tall for me to get in and out . In my eightys and my little wife no way can get in. It is roomy inside. I have a 47 jeepster and 47 wagon and I do like willys. . I’ve run add on about 10 vehicles and whatever sells …lIf truelly interested best to call my cell for details. 8 miles from Lincoln ranch has locked gates. in my name as 51 willys.”

 
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Willys Truck Body on Ram Chassis Spokane, WA $20k

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Here’s an odd ball!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1780578822136703

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“12 VALVE CUMMINS (1995 RAM CHASSIS) WITH A WILLYS BODY RAMP TRUCK. ( TITLED AS ’55 WILLYS) ONLY THE BODY SHELL IS WILLYS, EVERYTHING ELSE IS DODGE RAM. MOTOR HAS BEEN HOPPED UP BY NORTHWEST CUSTOMS. TRANNY WAS REBUILT HEAVY DUTY 3500 MILES AGO. BRAND NEW WHEELS AND TIRES, WITH 2 FULL SIZE SPARES. BRAND NEW WARN WINCH FOR RAMPS, AIR SYSTEM ON BOARD FOR AIR BAGS AS WELL AS TANK FOR ANYTHING ELSE. GREAT STEREO SYSTEM WITH 10″ SUBWOOFER,BLUETOOTH. CRUISE CONTROL, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER BRAKES, POWER STEERING. HAVE HAULED 4500 POUND VEHICLES ON RAMPS. ALSO HAS HITCH FOR PULL BEHIND. PRICE CAN BE NEGOTIATED BY PULLING ROOF RACK, STEREO SYSTEM, WINCH AND AIR SYSTEM, OR ANY COMBINATION OF 1 OR ALL OF THE ABOVE”

 
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1974 CJ-6 Coudersport, PA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: , , .

Marty shared this customized CJ-6. He confirmed this was built in Pennsylvania. Both rear axles are drive axles, though one new carrier bearing is needed. The large side windows suggest the Meyer hardtop was modified, too.

https://twintiers.craigslist.org/cto/d/coudersport-1974-jeep-cj-6×6/7433296490.html

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“his is a 74 CJ5 extended to include a third axle. Runs rough at the moment but drives amazingly well. It is powered by a 79 small block 350 which makes this Jeep scream down the road. Very well built all original look steel interior and exterior no fiberglass. Has a stretched and modified steel hard top wrapped in vinyl and a steel half cap included but not in great shape. Also includes the tan bikini top for warmer driving. In the opinion of mine and others (mechanics) this is a very well built rig and can be left as is with minor work and still a one of one head turner in the world!! Needs a carrier bearing on the mid axle rebuilt to drive the rear axle and with that is a live three axle Jeep. Will consider trading for; Scouts, Range Rover, Land Rover, Land cruisers 43,45,or 47 Ford Bronco, Jeep CJ6, CJ8-Scrambler, pretty much anything old cool and definitely 4×4!”

 
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1942 GPW JeepRod Suffield, CT $11,900

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/16/2019) This looks like one of the better Jeep Rod projects.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/suffield-jeep/7437199494.html

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“VERY COOL
ONE OF A KIND
WW II ROADSTER
This is a well designed “FUN CAR”
REAL STEEL 1940’S BODY

The engine is a 355 ci Chevy. It has a 327 block and 305 heads. Custom frame with ’32 Ford front spring set up and a model A rear spring with a 9″ Ford rear. The trans is a 200r4.
DRIVES LIKE A GO CART
HANDLES LIKE A RACE CAR
MORE FUN TO DRIVE THAN ANYTHING YOU HAVE TAKEN TO A SHOW OR CRUISE NIGHT
Is it perfect…no it is not, BUT is it fun to drive…
YOU bet it is
I would consider the car unfinished as the emergency brake has not been hooked up”

 

 
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1949 Truck Somerset, KY $6500

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

This modified truck has had the top removed, among other changes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1020500588729420

“Keep Willis 1949 Original title”

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1962 Custom Wagon Build From Australia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Blaine shared this unusual wagon build from Australia. Note the side mounted air cleaners.

https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/gavan-julie-starr-thomas-1962-willys-jeep-wagon

 
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Various Jeeps Cornell, MI

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

The yellow jeep has an unusual windshield/top combo.

https://up.craigslist.org/pts/d/cornell-willys-jeep/7394567241.html

“Orange Willys CJ -2A 4 x 4,missing carb, motor froze. $700
Green Willys 1/4 4 x 4, just Transmission, rear ends $700
Light green Willys, 1/4 ton 4 x 4, no motor, has transmission. $500
Yellow Willys, 1/4 ton, 4 x 4, has Ford motor 6 cyl., has transmission with pto . $500
Have extra Willys Jeep motor 4 cyl. Froze up.
1977 Jeep J-10 pickup-has motor and transmission. $500”

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1947 CJ-2A Franklinville, NY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was For Trade.

Lots of custom work on this flattie.

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“Looking for trade offers only really, not even sure I want to let it go. Just bored and looking for the next thing to tinker on since I don’t have room to store them.

1947 steel tub Willys CJ2a stretched about a foot and sitting on a 1979 CJ5 chassis. YJ springs, fresh built 258 (built by Steve Damon) oil catch can, crane cam/lifters, heavy crankshaft (early model with 7 counterweights great for low rpm no-stall) Keith black pistons, head and block surfaced, T18 4 speed with 6.32:1 low gear, D20 transfer case, Ford 9″ rear end & D30 front (with lockers) 3:54 gears, 35×15 tires, custom oak dash/center console with all SpeedHut gauges (GPS speedo), hi-output single wire charging system, Kicker speaker pods, kicker amp/10” sub, integrated roll bar, Griffin radiator, MSD ign, “monstaliner” coating on body, no rust many more pics and parts but this is getting long.

I like all sorts of vehicles so shoot me a [worthy] trade offer and if I’m interested I’ll message you back to exchange more”

 
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1957 Swedish Fire Truck in Germany 16,500 Euros

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Craig shared this 1957 Swedish Fire Truck for sale ion Germany. It looks in great shape. The price is just over $19,000.

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html

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Roughly translated from German:

A very rare treasure. Forget all the assistance systems and all the other bells and whistles that today’s cars have.

This is pure driving!

Swedish Willys truck from 1957 with 3.6 liter Super Hurricane 6-cylinder engine.

An old master mechanic did a lot on the car in just under 100 hours.
Main work: The front was converted to disc brakes with a conversion kit from kaiserwillys.com from America. That’s why 17 inch rims from a Dodge Ram are now fitted. The rims were turned out to match and powder-coated in black.”

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Year? CJ-3B Florence, AL $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

This looks to be a modified and stretched CJ-3B. This might be 2WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/655065439191894

“1946 Willy jeep will crank by spraying starting fluid in carburetor 62654 miles showing. No u can not drive it home. It needs work. But for its age it’s not bad 2500 o.b.o”

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1951 CJ-3A Wood-body Kalkaska, MI $6000

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

This unusual body deserves some more pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1137248250119632

“1951 Jeep Willy’s Willy’s · Small_car · Driven 500 miles All wood body Willy’s.”

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1946 CJ-2A Wheat Ridge, CO $1000

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

This is an unusual build with a tilt hood and raised gauge panel.

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/wheat-ridge-1946-willys-jeep/7357633012.html

“I’m not certain on the year of this Willys. This was purchased at a Estate sale and has NO TITLE, just a bill of sale.
Would make a great off road crawler. Was set up for a small block Chevy. One piece lift off front end. Custom dash.
A few misc. parts come with it, windshield frame, tailgate, some driveshafts and such. What you see is what I have.
Has original axles under it. Newer steering box. This could be a cool crawler.
Has a nice set of 33×12.50 tires on it.
May part out if I get enough interest in parts.”

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Year? DJ-5 Stretched Houston, TX $5900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

A custom stretched DJ-5.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-jeep-dj5-modified/7360059170.html

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“Wow this is cool – what kind of Jeep is this exactly? From Europe? South America? Is this Korean war era? Falkland Islands? Northern Ireland? These are the kinds of questions I get which is a lot of fun. If you don’t like attention, this is not the Jeep for you.

It started out as a retired postal Jeep (DJ5). I’ve since extensively modified it to be of roughly the same dimensions as the rare Willys CJ6. Frame stretched 18” with lots of hand fabricated body modifications, roll bars, etc. Custom safari top (the only top), new seats & seatbelts, Bluetooth stereo. I tossed the tired 4-banger and swapped in a stout Ford 302 & C4 automatic. Engine has 351 heads, 4bbl, new electronic distributor, water pump, radiator, exhaust manifolds, battery, etc. etc. Fairly aggressive cam, sounds great. Way more motor than this light truck needs, but it is fun.

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Year? CJ-3A Tacoma, WA $4750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

This jeep has been modified with a truck bed. It’s listed as a 1958, so maybe it was originally a DJ-3A or maybe it is a modified CJ-3B or CJ-5.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197222075670198

“I am selling my one of a kind custom Willys Jeep. This Jeep has a CJ3A front end with a custom stepside Willys pickup style bed. It is powered by a Ford 302 v8 with a T150 three speed manual transmission. That is paired to a Dana 18 transfer case that puts power to a Dana 44 rear axle and a Dana 35 front axle. The Jeep has 33” tires with front locking hubs. Jeep runs, but needs a new battery and fuel, possible the carb cleaned. I’m asking $4750 or best offer.”

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1950? CJ-3A? Thermopolis, WY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a 2A body, so the date and model may be incorrect. The wagon/truck/jeepster front clip fits pretty well.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/622601245384028

“1950 CJ 3A Buick V6, has manual trans with 2 stick transfer case Asking $2,500 Has clear title”

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1961 CJ-5 JeepRod Bartlett, NH $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

(03/11/2021) Lots of custom jeep here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/750173962990520

“1961 Jeep willys custom 1400 miles from frame off restoration chop windshield 270 v 6 two wheel drive headers duel exhaust!! Disk breaks !! Fiber glass hood !! One of a kind !!”

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German’s Re-style a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This post was first published September 25, 2014:

Joshua Regula-Morris has a neighbor who had an MB in Germany. The first photo shows him on his Jeep in 1946. The second photo shows the text on the back of the first photo. Apparently, some Germans restyled the jeep, resulting in photo #3. Joshua’s neighbor swears this is the same jeep. Before leaving Germany he sold it to a friend. You can just make out the shackles at the front below the bumpers. Unfortunately, there aren’t any photos from the side.

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2-Inline Raditors on MB Build

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

This unusual build appeared in the November 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The build has two radiators, built in-line. I figured you all would enjoy this oddity.

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1942? MB? Port Orchard, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

Hey, it runs! So much to look at here …

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/991011251697589

“42 Willys, many mods to the body, very cool rig, runs like a top, needs brake work and some love.”

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