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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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1951 CJ-3A El Cajon, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7900

(04/16/2018) Interesting hood design.

“377 cubic inch stroker motor pro built.high and lowrange transfer case. 400 hp quick 19,034 miles all new or rebuilt.”

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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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1944? Jeep Brandywine, MD No Price

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

UPDATE: Still Available. Description has been updated. Was $400. Now no price.

(07/02/2014) Oh this crazy thing is great! It’s got some floating rear hubs, so very well could have a 1944 chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2018505331808739

“Experimental? 312 engine was informed by the long retired pilot Air Force. Found locally near Hyde field near Andrews AFB .. 312 virtually identical to 292 without checking numbers on crankshaft. Complete except carb. Parts or restore – pto, Dana 44s, tow bar. One off hand built cap. Still has some military type script on inside of cap, looks like they used recycled ductwork or equiptment steel. Ford mustang type seats. .. no parts this on really needs to be researched. Haven’t been able to locate a VIN. Confusion as to all that have studied it. No parts sell as whole unit. Bill of Sale. Great conversation piece, yard art or rare historical piece. Pretty solid except for some floor pan and rocker repair.

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1984 Bronco Goldendale, WA $15,500

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,500.

(01/07/2018) Someone spent a lot of time and money building this rig. You might ask why? I certainly wonder why? Sometimes, a feller just has to follow his own path no matter where it leads ….

“Titled and lic. as a 1984 bronco 11( has bronco running gear) NEW custom hand built tub–it it 6″ wider and 6″ longer–It has taken 2 years to build–Here is a list of new parts–seats and covers–gauges–wiring harness–roll bar–paint–bed liner–flag–clutch–flywheel–windshield and rubber–wipers–fuel pump–lights–custom fuel tank–battery–filters–drive shaft–sensors==belts–shocks–exhaust–plugs and wiring–high performanc dist–starter–side steps–hubs–Many-many more parts—Also have an extra 2.8 engine with trans and transfer if a person would want them”

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/custom-1946-willys-jeep/6449576110.html

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1948 CJ-2L? Spokane, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

More evidence that suggests the rumor of a Spokane Jeep dealer extending CJ-2As into “CJ-2Ls” was true. Thanks to Jay for spotting it. The hardtop has a Cab Enclosure data plate, suggesting that this top is a modified (hacked) version of that top.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-jeep-project-car/6515321431.html

“1948 Willys CJ-2A Jeep complete. This jeep is perfect for a full restoration project. Engine turns over freely, but does not start. Needs brakes. It has a hard top taken from a 1/4 ton truck welded to the body. Surface rust and some sheet metal rust out (see photos).

Started restoration, but stopped due to injury and now moving. Have all the parts removed plus new 50 Amp 12 volt alternator.”

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1957 CJ-5 Eugene, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Well this is different.

“1957 Willys CJ5 with 1957 GMC bed. Runs well and drives well. 18 gal aluminum tank in bed. 30×10.50 x15 tires. New alternator, new water pump.”

https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/1957-willys-cj5/6495920015.html

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Year? CJ-5 Magnolia, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

Engine supposed to be good, though it doesn’t run. That’s a funky half cab.

“1957 Willy’s jeep with cab does not run but has working engine.”

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1956? Flattie Reedsport, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2017) I just thought this one was interesting.

“1956 Willy’s on 1976 Chevy 1/2 ton 4×4 . Frame shortened 38″ to match tub. Mickey Thompson aluminum wheels. 13.5-15 hole shot paddles.4spd.350.roller rockers,big cam,Edelbrock intake,carb,vavle covers,and air breather.High back bucket seats.G-Force 5 point harnesses”

https://eugene.craigslist.org/snw/d/1956-willys/6465727503.html

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1948 Wagon JeepRod Sumter, SC $5000

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

Mike spotted this unique jeep. It runs, but is not road worthy.

“48 Willys wagon body mated to a 95 caprice wagon lower. Car runs and drives but is not road ready yet. LT1 engine auto trans. All hard work is already done. Car still has factory a.c. if you want it. Willing to trade for an SUV 2006 or newer.”

https://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/6462169796.html

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1966 CJ-5? Youngstown, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Craig spotted this oddity.

“CJ 6 1966 V 6 Buick engine 14″ ag tires 4 wheel drive 3 speed”

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Year? CJ-3A? Sacramento, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Has some unique updates.

“1941 Willys jeep- 2×4 box frame- 3B high hood- winch- 350 small block Chevy with a sm 420 trans to a Toyota Landcrusier t-case- Dana 44 front and rear, front axle disk brakes, 4:88 gears with air lockers, Power steering, power brakes, hydro clutch, Tilt steering column, Sliding seats, Full roll cage, New 35 inch tire’s, Alum radiator with electric fan, twin stick transfer case, Arb air comp, Rear seat, spare tire, ice chest rack, tube fenders, body armor, shade top, Power tank to Air up tires and use air tools, Arb air down kit, Front seats slide back 4 extra inches, Alum fuel tank, This Willys is street legal and will make it through the Rubicon Trail no problem.”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep-rock-crawler/6445830649.html

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1951 Wagon “Tender-Like” Riverside, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

I’m sure I posted this one, but not sure what happened to it. Thanks to Dan for pointing it out.

“This has been in the family since mid 1960s. Yes, it is in pathetic shape. It underwent a hack job to make into a pickup. Still has some decent body panels. Last ran ~2006 after getting new (non-stock) wiring, rebuilt knuckles/wipers, a Chevy 305 V8, and a bell housing adapter. Still has original 3 speed with lever overdrive. A new gas tank was installed at some point. Not sure if this is a parts car or if someone wants to bring it back to something functional.
Body style is 4×473 SW.
Serial No. is 12123.”

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/6427213543.html

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1953 Photo of a Jeep Rolligon

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

UPDATE: A great press photo of the experimental Rolligon jeep (More info on the Rolligon from a 2013 post shown below). This just expired on eBay, but I expect it will be relisted. I’ll watch for it.

“1953 Press Photo Man Driving Albee Rolligon Jeep Like Vehicle. You are bidding on an original press photo of Man Driving Albee Rolligon Jeep Like Vehicle. Photo has a small light crease left edge & waving right side due to too much glue being used to attach the information sheet onto the back of the photo. Photo measures 6 x 10 inches and is dated 3/20/1953.”

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Originally published 2013 .. You’ll note the one pictured above seems to be the same as the one in the swamp, based on the hood number. 

This jeep was built by the Albee Rolligon Company, which also built an FC version. William Albee, the inventor, has a son who rode on the FC version. You can see a comment from his son at hemmings.

“This is an original press photo. Credit- US Navy and United PressPhoto measures 9.25 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated –1953.”

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The above pictures was published on page 165 of the March 23, 1953, issue of Life Magazine. You can view it in Google without the watermark. It’s still pretty dark. There are several issues of the magazine for sale on eBay.  There is also a story about the roll-on in the September 1955 Readers Digest, originally published in the Saturday Evening Post (date unknown).

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