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1946 CJ-2A Flat Rock, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on $3500.

(06/21/2018) Apparently, this was a mail jeep. It’s got a top that fits it (CJ-6 top perhaps?). It runs, it drives, and is a bit different.

“1946 Willys cj2a has had lots of new parts on it over the past couple years new brakes rebuilt carburetor rebuilt generator(still on 6 volts), new tires inner tubes and powder coated wheels I know I’m going to forget alot of stuff. The only issues that I had with it are that it leaks and burns oil. So no long distance trips with it. It does run it does Drive and the 4 wheel drive works. High and low. I know I’ve spent more than $2,000 in Parts on it, for instance the wheels and tires alone where a thousand plus almost $800 for the brake system. master cylinder and all, just to name a few. It’s not pretty but it works. I’m looking to get $3,500 for it CASH only. Price is negotiable slightly. Thanks and there’s one thing I forgot to mention it used to be a mail truck back in the day and I do have the steel top that was originally on it. That’s why the body is extended about 12 inches in the back.”

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1947 CJ-2A Francestown, NH **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4000.

Travis shared this odd-bodied jeep. Is that a cut down 3A windshield?

“custom body on a frame off rebuild about 10yrs old. motor completely done, as well as suspension drive train etc. body is extremely strong. made of 1/8 inch plate steel. undercoated. jeep could use a bath and a little tlc and maybe some camo paint. 3 way plow included. registered and inspected–runs and drives good. tranny has a chipped tooth in 1st and reverse gear still drives ok but you will hear a clicking sound other than that this thing is a tank. it will go anywhere. strong and dependable. we are moving and can not take with us.”

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Throwing Wrenches Episode 3 — Saving the CJ-3A-Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: , .

As Merlins explains at the beginning of this video, This crazy CJ-3A truck was something he saw listed on eWillys. It proved useful into it broke down a couple years ago. In this newest episode of Throwing Wrenches, the crew gets it running again.

 
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Year? MB/GPW Welder & Trailer Ventura, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Industrial-Welder-Generator, MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** $3500.

“One of a kind old Jeep, welder and Jeep trailer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Enterprise, AL $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks like a dedicated hunting jeep.

https://dothan.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-willies-jeep/6664096703.html

“Runs great,high and low both work great tires set up for hunting has double dog box on back.$6500 OBO.”

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1953 CJ-3B Duluth, MN No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Here’s an odd one.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-134-cj3/6642627461.html

“I have a complete 1953 Willys CJ3-B jeep chassis with a custom roll cage. I have had this jeep for over ten years. The previous owner had the new roll cage installed and never got around to getting the jeep running. I had it running for a little while but then went off to college and haven’t gotten back to in years. I was hoping to have a place to work on it soon but I could use the space in my garage. I am not in a hurry to sell it so the right price will help. I am posting in hopes of finding someone who would be willing to trade an outdoor sauna for it. Please email me your name and phone number and I will call you.”

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Funky Jeep Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo appeared in what I think was a 1979 issue of Jeep News (I couldn’t find an exact date). It’s a funky setup!

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Year? CJ-2A Butte, MT Auction July 12th

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This appears to have been a CJ-2A that’s been heavily modified.

View all the information on AuctionZip

“Willys Jeep With Equipment Attachment Willys Jeep Truck with front end loader or snow plow”

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1948 Photos of the 3-Wheeled “Davis” Jeep/Car on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I’m pretty sure I’ve done a post on this car in the past, but I can’t find it at the moment.

View all the information on eBay

“Original Vintage Photo RARE Davis 3 Wheel Jeep Car circa 1948 Size is 8×10″ inches.”

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1958 Stretched CJ-5 Flagstaff, AZ $4850

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

The VIN plate suggests this is a CJ-5 that’s been stretched and put on a Chev chassis. The grille sure is unusual.

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/d/stretched-1958-jeep-willys-cj/6603086090.html

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“958 Jeep Willys
VIN: Seepicsofvinplate
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 6000
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
I’m selling my awesome project because we’re selling our house and I ran out of money. Will trade for truck of equal value. Send me offers.
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1949 Jeepster Morris, IL $5950

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: still Available.

(06/01/2017) Seth thought someone might enjoy this one. It’s a dual cowl, wooden bench Jeepster.

“1949 Dual Cowl Phaeton, 4 cyl, tuned exhaust, hi-rise intake, 3 sp, bench seats. NEW motor, brakes, susp, steering.”

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/d/willys-jeep-jeepster-rat-rod/6608840403.html

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1948 CJ-2A Custom Williamsport, PA $1800

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

Oddball.

https://williamsport.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep/6599320336.html

“1948CJ2A frame has been stretched and a custom bed built on this one of a kind CJ flatfender. Runs and drives, shifts good steers good. It will make a great hunting/recreational/work vehicle. Needs brake work, no title.”

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Year? GPW Friant, CA $5000

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

It’s a mix of GPW/CJ/other parts. No description provided.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/1940s-jeep-willys-for-sale/6581037510.html

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Custom-Flattie/Subaru Bonners Ferry, ID $1250

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1250.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep with Subaru motor and chassis. A great project car that also runs.
We have more spare parts and extra tires and wheels too – all included.
Currently has a dead battery from sitting over the winter. We have used this on our property as a “mule” cart.
It is not titled, but I just called DMV and there is a simple process to take care of that to make it street legal.”

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1948 ‘CJ-2B’ Attack Engine Riot Control Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Derek did the initial research and writeup on this project, correctly identifying it as a CJ-2A. Check out the pre-restoration pics and info here: http://cj3b.info/Fire/NewSalem.html

The folks at the New Salem Fire Department near Albany, New York, recently ‘restored’ what they call a “CJ-2B Attack Engine”. And, to be fair, I suppose this CJ-2A has undergone some major changes. Perhaps it should be relabeled a 1948 CJ-2RC (Riot Control) jeep?

You can read about it here: http://newsalemfire.com/new-salem-fire-apparatus-Jeep-CJ-2B.php

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Restored MB Custom Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

This 2013 post from Offroad Action popped up while I was searching for something else. It highlighted the rebuild of an MB-turned-truck in Europe. There are a variety of photos showing the rebuild process.

http://offroadaction.ca/2013/04/05/restored-1953-willys-in-germany/

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1947 CJ-2A Lake Geneva, IL $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6900. It appears the spare tire holder is mounted atop an antenna bracket. 

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-army-jeep-with-trailer/6561191200.html

“1947 army jeep
New tires
Runs good”

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Convertible Truck @ Portland Swap Meet $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Paul shared this odd-cool truck that’s for sale at this year’s swap meet. It’s got a shortened bed, which

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Year? Flattie Amelia, OH $350

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/11/2018) All kinds of oddness.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-cj/6522009308.html

“CJ 5 rolling project custom built body , frame , axles , wheels project heavy steel was used so you at least need a six cylinder . Roll bar has been sold Also have alot of other CJ parts for sale complete rear pto , harrisson heater , hi lo pumps , engine blocks parts , rims, axles just check other listings”

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Motor Patrol Colorado Jeep “Long John”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I can’t remember where I found this, but I thing it was part fo the Denver, Colorado, St. Patrick’s parade. Anyone know anything about this jeep?

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1947 CJ-2A Snowflake, AZ $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/07/2014) The body has obviously been modified.

https://showlow.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-cj2-willys-jeep-will/6540198296.html

“This vehicle is in decent running condition and decent condition for the body. It is a 4×4, good meaty tires. Has roll bar, 2 gas tanks, towbar, All working lights, new fuel pump recently put on. Had doors made for this jeep and they can be removed.
This is good for playing in the hills or summer time work vehicle. This is a classic or collectible vehicle. I am moving and I will not have a place for the Jeep. I do not leave it outside, therefore I would rather sell at this price then to have this jeep destroyed by the weather elemen THIS TRANSACTION WILL ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON. DUE TO HIGH FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY .

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1952 Extended Truck Greenville, IL $15,000

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

Something different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/355867868218333

“350chevy motor 7oor4 trans on s10 frame”

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1953 M-38A1 Custom 4DR Monrovia, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

It’s different …

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep-4-door/6533392575.html

“Marine corps jeep sitting on an fuel injected bronco uncut solid frame
M38A1 korean war jeep

-Now has 5.0 v8 electronic fuel injection
-sitting on a bronco frame with independent fron suspension
-overdrive transmission great for the highway
-converted to 4 doors
-full roll cage
-power steering and brakes
-custom lights
-running boards
-2017 jeep bumper/tailights/tire carrier
-interior sprayied with truckbed liner for washing mud easily
-all metal doors and fender it is a solid functional car but not a show car

Might be forgetting some things but runs great on the highway and offroad 4×4 works great have all military tags with matching vin number from 1953 overland willys riveted to the body, has tags til mar 2019 clean tittle pink in hand under my name ready to go”

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Year? GPW? Walnut Grove, MO $4500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still was is still for sale.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/40s-ford-gpw-rail-road-jeep/6520264044.html

“Found this in a old barn it’s a old Military Rail Road jeep real neet looking a jeep with a flat bedand still a 4×4 still have the original rail wheels on it the jeep is all there the way the military had it , I have not had the time to mess with it yet they year i was told 1941 to 1943 i do not know exactly , I have looked to find another one up for sale but i have not been able to find any ,I have found info on it about the military having them made and showed pics of them and it looks just like the old pics of them back in the 40s ,We are putting it up for sale for $4500″

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1953 CJ-3A Oddball Davisboro, GA $4500

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

Runs and drives.

https://augusta.craigslist.org/cto/d/cj-3a/6503675641.html

“CJ3A
Runs good
Body is angle iron.
Aluminum electric radiator
New gastank, electric harness.
Original engine and trasmission
Used around farm but not off road trails
Extra axle and many original parts”

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