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Jeep/Subaru Lakebay, WA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was “make offer”.

The mod was originally done in the late 70’s and has been basically unchanged. Flat fender Bantam/Jeep placed on Subaru Brat.

Needs some work, was running less then 30 days ago, may have fuel/carburetor problems. Let’s talk, open to certain trades (tractor with bucket /Motorcycle)

4x part time, front wheel when not.”

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1947 CJ-2A Galveston, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2990

(08/04/2014) This jeep has a few odd features.

1947 Jeep Willys. No Rust…GREAT condition. Lots of extras.. 
Daily driver. Cash only.. Drive away in your dream Jeep Willys..
this is a one of a kind.. this is a must see..”

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1957 CJ-3B Airport Jeep Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Unusual • TAGS: , , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Was on  eBay

” What a find. A 1957 Willys CJ-3B Luggage Conveyor Jeep. This vehicle was owned by TWA in Albuquerque New Mexico for the early part of it’s life. It was later used by Texas Air as a luggage conveyor to load their aircraft. This vehicle is complete, minus the conveyor for loading, but the front mounts are included. The engine turns but it doesn’t run at this time. This vehicle will have to be restored. There is information and pictures of similar Jeeps used at airports at cj3b.info.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pittsville, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

(08/14/2014) It’s a Dodge cab on a ’46 jeep.

1946 Willy’s Jeep. Entire running gear in good condition. 1940 dodge truck cab. Been barn stored since the 60’s. Worth 1,000 in scrap, asking 2,000 or best offer. Wanting this to go to a good home and hopefully reach full restoration”

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Custom Flattie Camas, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900

Don’t see many ‘big foot’ pedals used anymore.

1972 constructed vehical 1972 flat fender type on a cj5 frame all aluminum tub, has a Buick 330 nail head motor v8 with a turbo transmission and a 205 transfer case. Has Chevy 1\2 ton axles under it runs and drives needs to have the drive line finished. Simply too many projects.
Has a bikini top and poly high back bucket seats.”

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Year? CJ-2A? South Haven, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

(08/05/2014) Certainly unusual.

CJ2A Jeep frame has very little rust, what is left of the tub is not rusted out, someone made a pickup / yard buggy out of it. Engine is not in the jeep, comes with a Ford 200 inline 6 and an adapter plate. Engine is in good condition and is a bolt in to replace what was in it before. Has no title, good for parts, yard buggy and offroad toy.”

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Year? Flattie Twin Falls, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

“1940’s Flat Fender Willys Jeep It does burn oil but runs EXCELLENT. Has been a great camping rig for the south hills all last summer. 4×4 works great. . will consider trade for car or small SUV. It needs some TLC but it is a lot of fun! Please message me for more details.”

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1950 CJ-3A-Truck Barneveld, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

(04/22/2014) Here’s an odd duck. Note the seller will thrown in the weight for only $100.

“For sale is a 1950 Jeep Willys truck with a snow plow and clear title. Registration was active until this spring and it has been used yearly for snow plowing. It runs and drives well, has a 72 horse power F motor with has a 3 speed with high/low 4 wheel drive. This Jeep started out as a farm implement and at some point in time it had the frame and body modified to accept the truck bed. The interior sports VW bucket seats. It will need brake work(currently very little brakes), exhaust, tires(have tread but very weather checked), has a bad spot on the ring gear, the windschield is cracked and it has rust. There are many directions that you could go with it from continueing to use it as a unique plow truck to making a 1 of a kind rat rod. It is being sold as is, needing repairs or for parts.”

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Snow Plow Jeep Reese, MI $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/22/2013) It runs and plows . . .

“Jeep 4X4 for plowing snow, pushing dirt, or whatever. Buick V/6,3 speed, High/Low Range, lock outs. Body was replaced with a home made wood one, kinda neet. Has Top and Curtains, with plexiglass windows. Runs good, needs some tinkering and fine tuning on a few things. $ 1650 or trade for what have you? Rod 989 928 23 four one. Also have a Willys truck cab to go with it for another $ 150.”

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/4465762625.html

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1942 GPW Kona, HI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(03/16/2014) Lots of changes to this body.

“1942 Ford Military jeep GPW, new carb, have replaced brake lines, gas lines, brakes,wheel cylinders, master cylinder, wheel bearings, axial seals, new battery body tub needs sheet metal work, undercarriage sound engine has no leaks. radiator leaks repairable. Engine in great shape, has a new head gasket, your welcome to come by for a look. will consider trades”

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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

No Updates until Tuesday morning. I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day!

In the mean time check out this Willys Woodie (thanks to Merlin and Craig for forwarding the link) update from Hemmings:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/05/12/willenhall-willys-woodie-wagon-winds-its-way-to-weybridge/?refer=news

You may remember that this Woodie was auctioned on eBay in 2012.

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Year? Flattie Splendora, TX **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Was $2700. Status Unknown.

The body is custom.

Got a early model Willys Jeep Cj2a 40’s era. Has the original straight 4 Go Devil Engine very strong doesnt smoke. Recently updated the 6 volt system to 12 volt. New rebuilt Starter, coil, rebuilt Distributor, body is in really good shape, new gas tank, pretty new from the front fenders back. If you’ve ever owned one you know they will climb or push over near anything, This thing is full time 4×4 right now. The brakes have air in the lines and I think the front pads might be a little stuck from sitting cause it makes a slight noise. Runs and Drives good. Might negotiate on my price a little”

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Ordnance Transforms Jeep to Sedan

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Ordnance - Remanufactureing, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

This post was originally published Nov 20, 2013. It shows a jeep that was altered into sedan.

UPDATE: This photograph pair was also published in the February 22, 1945, issue of the IBT Roundup (Inda-Burma Theater Roundup)

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The May 1945 issue of Popular Mechanics published this little blurb about the 8th Air Force Bomber Station’s effort to transform a jeep into a sedan using only salvaged materials.

You can view the document online at Google

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1947 Truck Gueda Springs, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

This is sure different. Does not appear to run.

“1947 Jeep 4×4 V8”

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Jake’s jeep ‘Lil Beasty’

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Jake’s jeep was handed down from his grandfather to his uncle and now to him. As you can see, it had undergone some unique modifications. Jake decided to refurbish the jeep, saving what he could of the modifications while returning other portions to a more stock look. I think it looks great. You can view higher resolution photos of this project here:  http://imgur.com/a/r9dLW#0

Here’s Jake’s story:

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Lil Beasty inside a gymnasium following its makeover.

Please as you read this take note of the doors, tub, tailgate, fenders, bumpers, windshield, cab, cab seat and maybe some other little things. I know the end product is not a STOCK cj2a but it looks good. I am trying to get info on who might have done this awesome metal work job 50+ years ago. Thanks for any info anyone can give me. 🙂

Okay, here is what I know about my great grandpa’s jeep. It is titled as a 1946 cj2a. Has the overhead valve f 134 engine in it. Had a column shift tranny but the side shifters have been welded so they cant move and a floor shifter was added. I was told he got the jeep in the 70s from a gas station in Michigan. He used it for 25 years to plow snow at a church. The plow that was used is shown in picture 1.

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When he passed away my great uncle got the jeep and it sat in a barn for at least 10 years.—pictures 2-4a show this—.

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We loaded the jeep up back on 2009 and that is when the project began. The jeep appears to have a custom body. Except the grill. We gt the jeep home and noticed it had heavy gauge steel. Everything is thicker then it should be except the grill.— thick fenders, body, doors and hood. They look to have been custom made by someone who knew what they where doing.

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1949 ‘Fire’ Jeepster **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Jeepster, Unusual • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Was $6500. **SOLD** Now in Napa Valley.

“Really rare 1949 jeepster firetruck runs drives.”

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1953 Extended Cab Truck New Mexico $13,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/4369790808.html

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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: , , , , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

(06/05/2013) I’ve never seen another jeep truck quite like it! Possible CJ-2L?

“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: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

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.”

http://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/931953?ad_cid=6

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