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1977 Hardtop/Body Keesport, PA $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This Meyer hardtop looks grafted onto the body. The seller is only selling the body/front clip and a few other parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/214298616555761/

“Selling the tub, hard top roof, fenders, mirrors, rear hatch. I purchased a new tub and I’m looking to sell this body. Good, windshield, grill, tail gate, not included. Would like $750 obo the tub needs work could use a floor and side panels, fenders are far from perfect, hard top is good and rear hatch doors need love”

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1953 CJ-3B Newport, VT $4000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2020) This custom oddity could be worth a look. It might make a good restoration project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1597726797051226/

“Runs & drives great. 30 minutes on new motor. PTO…. Black tank is hydraulics, white tank for gas. Has gauges, etc… This is a one off, custom built by a car restoration company log splitter that was used for many years, then rebuilt & basically stored in the warehouse. Been started every year. This is a badass toy!!! I’ll dig it out from under the new clutter for the serious buyer”

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1954 CJ-3B Westmoreland, NH $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(05/072020) Unusual canopy setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327792088204837/

“motor turns freely, needs restoration, new tires, PTO winch, plow , good glass, spot light, safari top, have repair metal for inside fenders, frame great, good suspension, few spare parts. Message me with questions”
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1942 Photo of the Fitch Jeep Station Wagon Car

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

UPDATE II: Marc noted the the rear of the vehicle is based on a Renault Juvaquatre. It just so happens this car is somewhat based on the German Opel, which Wally King used to create his Jeepster-like vehicle in Germany following WWII.

UPDATE:  UndiscoveredClassics.com had some additional insights into this vehicle. I tried to learn more about Captain Richard C. Fitch of the Second Regiment Mechanized Cavalry Reserve, Los Angeles, but didn’t have much luck. I did learn he was a design engineer for the Army and was responsible for the MT Tug design (see below post). Below is a photo of how it looked in a newspaper. 

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March 18, 1942, issue of the Sacramento Bee, page 14.

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Originally published March 2014:  I wonder what ever happened to this prototype? Marc spotted this unusual photo. The vehicle doesn’t seem very jeep-like, except in its compact design and front clip similarity. It doesn’t appear it was four wheel drive.

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The image was picked up and published by a couple newspapers. Below are links to Newspaper.com that show a small image of the page. The caption vary slightly:
1. The Amarillo Globe (Amarillo, Texas) March 18th, 1942, on Page 2
2. The Statesville Record and Landmark (Statesville, NC) March 16th, 1942, Page 4

 
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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA $35,000

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $35,000.

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

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-woodie-custom/7138383687.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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1955 CJ-5 Clear Lake, MN $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This was listed in Colorado. It’s now listed in Clear Lake, MN.

(02/02/2020) Something different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/248994596540922/

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“Stretched 36” to make 4 doors, with full welded steel tread plate interior New Bestop professional modified, removable doors, leather bucket seats front, bench rearRCI 17-gallon Aluminum Fuel Cell, LED tail lights Engine 318 Dodge V8, 2 barrel, MSD Ignition,Tranny 3-spd Automatic 727 TorqueFlite Transfer Case NP-208D part-time with Slip Yoke Eliminator 1-ton 8 lug GM axles, 10.5” Corporate 14 bolt rear limited slip, 10 bolt front open diff Power brakes, disc front, drum rear, Steering upgraded power gear with crossover and high clearance setup,New Jeep YJ long leaf springs with SOA setup, Heavy Duty bumpers. NEW Work just done: Warn manual hubs, upper and lower ball joints left side, spindle needle bearings and axle tube seals, new front breaks, right side u-joint, new gear oil, new tranny filter and fluid, new fuel filter, new cooling fan switch, oil and filter. New Front LED projector Headlights Brand NEW BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 37×12.50R17

 
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Custom Ford-Jeep Jesup, GA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is a 1950 CJ-3A body grafted to a 2010 Ford Ranger.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/238527360590791/

“1950 Willys Jeep body cut and modified to fit the frame and motor of a 2010 Ford Ranger. It has the motor and tires from the Ranger, 28,000 miles on it”

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Year? MB? Gold Hill, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $250.

If you are close by, this might be worth a look to see if there is any value in this poorly modified creature.

“OLD JEEP ranch project—-USE YOUR IMAGINATION
Contents in bed (fenders& M37 hood) NOT included
NO engine(was Ford V8 flattie) exhaust manifolds there.
trans trans case and diffs there
gas tank there
MUST be trailered
I am cleaning up my property”

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1952 CJ-3A Kent, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/24/2019) The windshield has been narrowed at the top, but unclear why.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kent-cj3a-willys-offroad-jeep/7134248586.html

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“1952 Willys CJ3A
This custom rig is fully equipped to take you where you want to go. Plenty of horsepower and plenty of gears. This old jeep has all of the modern touches that make it a kick in the pants to drive.

The good stuff:
Engine:
TPI Chevy 350, Tuned Port Injection, RV Camshaft, Stage 3 chip

Transmission:
Chevy NV4500 5-speed, Custom shortened output shaft, Custom adapter to mate with T18 Transfer Case,
hydraulic clutch

Transfer Case:
T18 with Warn Overdrive
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1935? Dodge? Truck Jeep-Looking Front Garden Valley, ID $1500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Very odd 3B-like Dodge truck.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2689482824641344/

“1935 Dodge engine and frame. Man made cab and flat bed. Milage unknown. Great project to restore.”

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Year? CJ-3B Pocomoke City, MD No Price

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

A later model 3B turned into a golf course jeep, hence the steel mesh.

https://easternshore.craigslist.org/pts/d/pocomoke-city-willys-jeep/7130908868.html

“Willy’s Jeep for sale. Was at a golf course.”

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1949 Truck JeepRod Columbus, OH $19,000

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

Looks like a nice ride. For the price, the inside could use some work.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/columbus-1949-jeep-willys/7117114748.html

“Chevy powered on s10 frame. 355 automatic 350 turbo. May trade for 50s cars or trucks.
Very fast.”

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Odd Ball Jeeps

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

A few items I found on my phone. I think all these photos were on Facebook?

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Some thought when into the mods on this jeep:

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This sedan jeep is odd even for custom hardtop jeeps.

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1970 Blazer/CJ-5 Payette, ID $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Her’s an odd one that’s still a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323793608582480/

“This jeep is sitting on a blazer frame 350 Chevy motor runs good. Needs another bell housing and .maybe a rearend. Needs work. As is the way it is.”

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Year? CJ-3A Valentine APU Central Point, OR **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $25,000.

I don’t see any of the APU equipment left, so while it’s a rare jeep, it’s also no longer an APU jeep. I don’t see anyone paying the asking price for it. That said, it’s got some interesting mods, including a custom lengthened rear cargo area, a custom spare tire well and holder, what appears to be the Hudson steering mod, and a custom modified top (shortened CJ-6 top perhaps). This also utilizes doors from a late model CJ-5 hardtop by Kelly. The rear portion may even be a modified Kelly CJ-6 top.

“Up for sale is a CJ3A Willys APU Jeep .
This APU Jeep was built for the military Navy and Air Force to start jets by the Valentine Welding Co. they made a total of 75, this is one of two know to still exist, and the only one with a windshield and top .
The newer F head engines were placed in and a custom hood made by the manufacturer
Asking 25k”

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1947 Modified CJ-2A Palm Bay, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $11,000.

(01/04/2020) This modified CJ-2A with the truck-like addition is road ready. The body appears to have some kind of body liner on it.

“Great condition no rust
Vehicle came from las Vegas
Has about 50 miles on the rebuilt 2.2 engine. 3 speed transmission and 2 speed transfer case. Original 2a frame professionally stretched. Only reason I’m selling is I’m ready for a new project. I have owned it for over 5 years. I have over 12k invested just in parts.

Cash price 11k or trade of equal value. Let me know what you have and let’s make a deal. Main interest would be skid steer or wrecked jk”

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1954? Custom Flattie Bartlesville, OK **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3000.

This is one odd duck.

“1954 Willys Jeep, has chopped 1982 Chevy Luv 4×4 frame, engine,
trans, etc, runs pretty good, drives down the road, 4 linked rear, crappy tires hold air, 4×4 seems to work ok, has new windshield glass and battery, fresh oil. NO TITLE, I was just building me a toy, $3000, may take weapons on partial trades”

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1950 Custom Flattie Hartsburg, MO $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/672496936909991/

“1950 Willys project 1500 obo 4.3 5 spd not running needs wired have factory seats new radiator 33 12.5 15 thornbirds several too many parts to finish up the project I have way too many projects to finish all them something has to go. AN NO THE MUSTANG IN THE PICTURE NOT FOR SALE”

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1956 CJ-5 Quincy, MA $12,999

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , .

It looks like this has a once piece grill/fenders? The fenders have an indentation along each side. Gives the jeep a little different look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/818309225266322/

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“This is a 1956 willys Jeep. Civilian variant of the M38A1 military Jeep. It’s a southern Jeep with a TN title. No mileage on the title because it’s exempt. The cluster has 8k on it. Car starts up runs and drives. Just tuned up with a new carburetor. Tub is steel and is mint with no rust. Frame is also immaculate and had been completely under coated. We have been using it as a beach cruiser. Car has a little Bimini top for the summer. Powered by the original 4cyl. 134cid/70hp 1bbl. Front axle is a Dana 25 and the rear axle is a Dana 44. Tranny is a T90 3 speed. Not trying to field a million questions come look at it. Cash in hand for a ride.”

 
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1959 Truck JeepRod Mount Vernon, WA $36,950

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

Looks like a fun ride.

https://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/d/mount-vernon-1959-willys-custom-truck/7094966562.html

“351 Windsor Ford V8
C-6 Automatic
9 Inch For Rear End
Mustang II Front Suspension
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Custom Crafted Quad Cab
True Quality Built Rod
More Fun Than A Basket Of Puppies!
Fast & Comfortable”

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Year? CJ2A? Marshall, MI $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Here’s an oddly updated flattie. Note the headlight mods. Runs!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/282849096027148/

“Looking to sell my Willy’s jeep Original Flathead 4 cylinder / 3 speed trans with PTO I bought this jeep out of a barn where it sat for many years. I do not have a title for it. I put brand new correct style tires and a brand new carb on it. Several other odds and ends to get it running. It runs and drives as good as a Willys ever did.”

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Year? Custom Flattie Morgantown, WV $800

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

It’s a combination of parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2260988270841030/

“Selling my Jeep Willys that was mounted on an International Scout frame. Comes with an International Scout title. Fenders, hood, and grill on the Jeep are in good shape. The bucket has been lengthened a few inches to help it fit on the frame. Jeep does not run, I was told that it ran when it was parked.”

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1946 CJ-2A “Nellybelle II” Cave Creek, AZ $29,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This was for sale in June of 2019 for $10k. Now it’s on sale for $29,500. This is a replica that reportedly was built for the museum. It wasn’t used on the actual show, based on the ads for this jeep that we’ve previously seen. The original Nelly Belle sold for $116,500 in 2010 and, subsequently, for $38,400 in 2018.

(02/22/2019) This was originally for sale in 2010.

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1317090/1946-willys-cj2a-for-sale-in-north-scottsdale-arizona-85331

(from the 2019 ad) “This 1946 CJ-2A is an exact replica of the Jeep Nellybelle used in the Roy Rogers’ TV Show of the 1950’s. It was commissioned by Roy Jr., aka Dusty Rogers. It was used at the Roy Rogers Museum for the children to climb into so that the original Nellybelle would not get all that “abuse”. We have the Certificate of Authenticity as well as pictures we took with Dusty and his son, Dustin. We are also friends with the fine gentleman who built this jeep for Dusty.

It runs well, smokes a little (it’s old enough and Dusty said it always smoked).”

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1946 CJ-2A Harrisonburg, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Well this has some unusual mods!

“Solid 1946 Jeep Willy. Runs great for a 74 year old vehicle. Great Willy for a farm,ranch or camp. A true workhorse. Came from rancher in Texas and was used on a cattle farm. Was purchased from the previous owner in Virginia where it was used as a recreation vehicle. Currently used at a kids camp in the Shenandoah Mountains. Runs strong and will turn a lot of heads.. One of the stronger old jeeps that I have seen … a true original with a powerful working winch as a bonus.”

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1945 Photo of Modified Jeep

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

This press photo and caption was posted to Facebook.

“THIS IS A “TWEEP”
MAJURO– This combination truck and jeep was constructed by Seabees fo materials salvaged from six abandoned jeeps. With a wheelbase one-half times longer than the standard jeep, the “Tweep” accommodates eight person and gear, carries gas in its fenders. Red Cross Field Director Robert De Lawny, Spring Lane, Ithaca, NY , Stands by the Vehicle.
CREDIT (Red Cross PHOTO FROM ACME) 11-20-45″
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