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1942 GPW Kona, HI **SOLD**


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: , .

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:


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


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


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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1952 Custom Wagon Fortuna, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,900

(04/12/2013) Joe spotted this nice convertible wagon. If I were to do a custom wagon, I’d find a beaten up body and do something similiar to this, but with four doors.

“YES this is different!!maybe one of a kind,THIS this is a driver to my car shows that has served me very well,has over drive,4cyl over head engine,new rubber This is a removable velcro top and side curtains.IF there is any Qs”

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Ordnance Transforms Jeep to Sedan

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)



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: .

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: , .

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:


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.


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: , .

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: .

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! 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: .

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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