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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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1951 CJ-3A? Kalkaska, MI $5000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2021) Someone spent some time on that wood body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/126990732737502

“1951 Jeep custom wood body runs good one of a kind.”

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1948 CJ-2A New Paltz, NY $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/27/2021) This runs, but it appears to have a CJ-5 body melded with a CJ-3A cowl.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1466927140316312

“Good jeep starts right up 35 firm will start it up in front of you”

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1952? M-38A1? Silver Lake, MI $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Listed as a 1952, this may have been an M-38A1 at some point. If you like a colorful jeep, this may be for you.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/mears-1952-jeep-willy-cj-chevy-motor/7332281538.html

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“1952 jeep 350 chevy motor with aluminum heads turbo 400 trans 4×4 39x19x15 tires this jeep is set up for the beach ore sand dunes it has a fiberglass body with steel doors if you put on the street you will need to put on a different set of tires the frame is powder coated …..power dist brakes ps auto ALSO YOU CAN REMOVE THE HOOD AND REMOVE THE TOP ..”

 
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1974 CJ-5 Newkirk, OK $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

Here’s a customized plow jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/536866917321740

“1,500 firm I will not go any lower 1974 Jeep cj5 conversion. 258 inline 6 bottom end knocks Hydraulics work. Only one ever made I have the email from the company that manufactured it if proof is needed. Has a hydraulic blade on the front and hydraulics on the side for a brush hog. I do not have the brush hog”

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1973 Stainless Steel Jeep Las Vegas, NV $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(03/07/2020) It’s a project. Has curved rather than flat fenders.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168482501463382

“For sale rare 1973 stainless steal jeep style body . Needs to be fully re-stored (was bought for that purpose) Has title to the jeep Asking 6,500.00 or 6,000 Cash Only”

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1959 Custom Wagon Biala Podlaska, Poland $23,000

• CATEGORIES: International, Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Mike spotted this interesting rebuild of a 1959 wagon. It’s located in Eastern Poland. The work looks great. Note the pic of the frame area and how clean that looks.

https://willysforsale.com/ads/willys-1959/

Rebuilt Station Wagon 1959. Original frame, Go Devil engine, T90 gearbox, 4×4 reducer. Rear body made of new sheets. All spare parts new or refurbished. After the renovation, he traveled 4km / 2.5 miles/. I have photo documentation of the renovation.
More information via e-mail: kamaje @ o2.pl (remove spaces around the @).
Shipping to the USA to be arranged.

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Year? CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY $2250

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

This has a 2A body, so the listed year of 1950 may be incorrect. It’s got a few other odd mods, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1156921921410986

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 CJ3A Barn Find!!! This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A that has a Buick V6 transplant. Intakes and cylinders look good oil is clean, looks like it was never run. Pretty sure it have not been driven in at least 20 years. Body is ok but not too rusty. Frame is solid. Have a clean title. Bought from a barn locally this winter but have too many projects.”

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1950 Modified Wagon Sun Valley, NV $4000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

This is different. The price seems reasonable.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3923115954417478

“Mileage unknown. Needs master cylinder and battery. As is..must tow”

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Year? Mighty Mite Tucson, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

This unusual build is a modified Mighty Mite.

“1960’s Mighty Mite Jeep. Aluminum body, fiberglass hood and fenders from a Toyota Landcruiser. 4×4 positraction front & rear. 4 speed with high & low range, Independent suspension with inboard brakes. Power rack and Pinon steering. Engine is a aluminum 215 block shaved & board out to 327 cubic inch. 300 crank, 300 heads, needle bearing roller cam, Chaffer aluminum fly wheel, remote oil filter with oil cooler. Engine built by Sam Sturges & Less Black Selling as is the engine install has not been able to be completed do to health problems. All it need is to be buttoned up and its ready to roll. THIS JEEP IS STRICTLY FOR OFF ROAD USE ONLY!”

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1960 CJ-3B/M-38A1 Spartanburg, SC $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/13/2020) Mark spotted this modified 3B with what I think is an M-38A1 rear body (has military gas tank). Has rear PTO and gearbox.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/spartanburg-willys-cj-3b-jeep-1960/7297454116.html

“Vintage Collectible CJ-3B Willys Farm Jeep with PTO. (Power Take Off)
This is partially restored.
Following has been replaced new: tires, radiator, wiring harness, alternator, ignition wires, brakes, rear main seal, overhaul gasket set, horn, switches. All purchased paperwork along with owners manual and service manual.
Have some other new items such as all shifter boots, battery case holder and misc that are included.
This farm jeep runs great and is a rare find.”

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1953 Jeep Buggy Fort Lauderdale, FL eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is back on eBay. It’s priced at $3500 or make offer.

(09/28/2020) This buggy has a feature I’ve not see previously. The shifter knob is a tow ball.

View all the information on eBay

“jeep willys 1953 . Condition is Used.”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Levittown, PA $14,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/24/2021) Another unusual JeepRod build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3436258699817372

“Custom 59 Jeep Pickup rat rod, 430 Buick motor, automatic Trans, with quick change heavy duty rear, fuel cell, new battery, huge wide 5 tires and rims, electric fan, custom air cleaner, Wildwood front brake assembly, all new tires, must be seen.OR OFFER thanks Paul. OR TRADE. RAT ROD”

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1960? Custom Flattie Project Kuttawa, KY $900

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/16/2020) Given the price, there might be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/346038503320041

“Toy or parts has a 350 motor an 400 trans has military running gear”

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Modified MB w/ Marshall Jones and Roy Joe Baxter

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This jeep has some of the stranger fenders I’ve seen on WWII jeeps. They seem like they are slowly absorbing the jeep

https://digital.lib.utk.edu/collections/islandora/object/volvoices%3A3434

Marshall “Grandpa” Jones and Roy Joe Baxter pose with Roy Joe’s stream-lined Jeep in Munich, Germany, 1945. The Jeep was named “the Hunk.” After the war Jones attained fame as a musician on the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 32 he was already called “Grandpa”– he got his nickname ten years prior due to his grouchy moods on his morning radio show. The Jeep was most likely a government contracted passenger model made by Ford or Willys. There were over 500,000 of these cars produced during the War.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Universi ty of Tennessee, Knoxville https://digital.lib.utk.edu/collections/islandora/object/volvoices%3A3434

 
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October 1952 Motor Trend Cover and Article

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features, Magazine, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

As I was packing, I pulled this issue of Motor Trend aside. When I leafed through it, I realized there was a jeep-related article I missed. So, here the “Unique Cars for Sportsmen” by Jim Earp. All the vehicles herein are interesting. The first page has a pic at the bottom of Vic Hickey’s famous jeep.

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Photo of Custom WWII Jeep in Japan on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

Here’s another customized jeep. This one was photographed in Japan after WWII.

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“Post WWII Willys Jeep Camp Zama US Army Base Japan Vintage Snapshot Photo….actual date not known”

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1946 CJ-2A Clifton, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Lots of custom work on this project.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/clifton-1946-willys-jeep-project/7282703508.html

“Body and frame with clear title are 1946 Willy’s
Running gear – 1986 Cherokee
Engine 2.8 V6 Engine runs fine but fuel tank not hooked up
5 speed manual transmission and transfer case
Tires – 32-1250s on 10″ rims
Lots of extra parts
80% completed”

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1953 Wagon? Angleton, TX **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Seller has been unresponsive to at least one potential buyer.

(12/31/2020) This modified wagon(?) created as a hunting vehicle has a later model grille. It includes a PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1684042798438023

“53 hunting Jeep. Rebuilt engine, PTO wench, very dependable!”

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1972 CJ-6 Cairo, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4850.

Has some mods. The cut sides aren’t finished off quite the same; the passenger side is more finished than the flat, straight angle of the driver’s side. Overall, the look isn’t all that bad in my opinion. I think if there was care taken, with more material left on the front side of the cuts this might make an interesting look.

“Vintage 1972 Jeep CJ6 Runs good”

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1944 MB? Idaho Falls, ID $9000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price is now $9000.

(10/16/2020) What a crazy contraption. “El Burrito”‘s got style. It even has a mural on the back. I’m not quite sure how the rear extends, but it looks like someone would be safe from bugs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/379875466485663

“A Prospector’s Dream or a mini RV!
A unique vehicle for the right individual. A fold out six foot bed behind the seats, and a “kitchen” underneath. Email me for videos showing the set ups. A 1944 WWII surplus jeep purchased in 1954. It is a Willy’s 4 cylinder. I think it might be a CJ 6.
Needs new gas tank (has 2 tanks, if you want to replace both) Seals and belts are dry, but should absorb fluids back when added. It was started, but turned off to avoid running bad gas through the carburetor. All the mini-van modifications can be removed to restore to original jeep without too much conversion.
If interested E-mail phone number to pungoriver@live.com and I will call you for further information. If you like make a bid.
It has been garaged.”

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Year? Model? North Tazewell, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

The frame isn’t 2A or 3A and the front clip appears have truck/wagon. The back appears to be a home brew.

“1946 willy’s, will trade or make offer.”

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