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Year? CJ-3A Houston, TX $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/317244889727010

“Old willys and trailer. Hasn’t been running in 3 years. Needs battery. Was stored. Negotiable on process open to trades. Brand new tires on the jeep”

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1973 4Dr CJ-5/7/Scrambler Newark, DE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, CJ5, Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,990.

(12/11/2020) This is certainly unusual build.

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“f Jeep would have started building these in the 70s, they would have never had financial issues. Look at this rare piece.The Jeep was built using all CJ5 parts. The front door is modeled off of a CJ7. The rear door is modeled off of a CJ5.

The bed is extended to the length of a CJ6 or CJ8 Scrambler. The frame is stretched 36 inches in the middle and 14 inches behind the rear axle. The frame was boxed from the front to the rear spring perches. It has Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles (both are open diffs). The transfer case is a Dana 20. The transmission is a 3 speed. I believe it is a T150.

The engine is an AMC 360 from a 1972 Wagoneer. It was rebuilt about 20,000 miles ago. It was bored over. The crank was turned. It got all new bearings, new pistons, new valve guides, and hardened seats. It has an RV cam, an Edelbrock SP2P low rise dual plane intake, and a Holley Street Avenger 570cfm double pumper carb. Skip White electronic ignition/distributor. Warn 8274 Winch. Heavy duty steel front fenders. (Matching Rescue Green CJ5 OEM fenders also included.) Rear corner guards. The motor has more than enough power for a vehicle this size.

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Anyone Recognize Tracy’s 1944 MB

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

Tracy shared pics of his grandfather’s WW2 jeep that was customized at some point, either motor-pool modified or post-war modified. He’s hoping someone might have more information about it.

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1944-mb-tracy1“This Willys came to me by way of my grandfather, a WW2 veteran of Normandy where, D-Day+1 his unit was shelled by 88’s and he lost his leg.

I have no idea when he, himself, acquired it as I never even knew it existed until I was called to remove it. Since my father never mentioned it to me, it is likely he didnt know either.

I can only assume he had visions of restoring it. Now, that falls to me, and I gladly accept that.

My plan is to do more of a “restification” on it than an all out restoration.

You see, the modifications that have been made are completely, and thoroughly welded in place. As it looks to have been this way since, at least, the era that it was acquired as surplus, if not before, it has really become part of the vehicle’s story and it will remain. The workmanship is very well done and, whoever did these modifications was a very skilled welder/fabricator as all welds, fit, and finish are top notch.

So, I share it here in hopes that I may find information on that history.”

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M-38A1 Wood Splitter Salem, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

Roger Martin spotted this unique build, an M-38A1 transformed into a wood splitter. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1611210942413745

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CJ-5 Modified Into a Train Engine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Roger Martin shared this Canadian Jeep Junkee photo of a CJ-5 that (I think) has been transformed into a train engine. I tried to learn more, but had no luck. It’s unclear to me where this might be located.

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1946 JeepRod Brillion, WI $18,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,900.

(03/11/2019) It’s supposed to have 450HP.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/624070105188738

“this is a 1946 willys lower 2wd 450 hp 355 chevy with a 350 auto it has sawy bar on front and a anti roll in the back so it runs like a big go cart it is kind of a rat rod”

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1962 CJ-3B Tecumseh, MI No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

The price listed is $12,345, so I’m guess the seller is taking offers?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/764876520816525

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“As much as I would like to keep this I could use the money for my next restoration. I am in no hurry to sell so all lowball offers will be ignored. If your looking for a truly unique off road toy this is for you. Although it could be converted back to a street legal machine it currently is not so if your looking for something to drive on the street keep scrolling. It started off as a 1962 Willys cj3b.

After giving it a 6″ frame lift I had the frame hot dip galvanized which is why the frame looks to be painted gray. Motor is a 350 out of a 73 Vette +.030 with a off road cam. TH400 trans mated to a Dana 18 via Novak adapter. PTO and winch from a Willys truck modified to run off the back. Front axle is a Dana 44 out of a 75 chevy. Rear is GM 10 bolt out of a 84 chevy with Moser inner shafts. Front AND rear hydraulic steering are independent. Please do not blow up my phone with questions that can be answered face to face if you are serious. Thanks for looking”

 
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1956 CJ-3B Paoli, IN $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/07/2021) Includes a Warn Overdrive.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/721940151786638

“1956 Jeep Willys. V6. Jeep sat for 5-8 years, oil was clean, pulled plugs and there was water in the top of the pistons. Too much work for dad at this point. Pretty solid for the age.”

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1954 Wagon JeepRod Project Novato, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8900.

Seller includes phone number within the ad.

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“Same owner the last 50 years. – $35k invested. Many new parts are installed & included. Willys starts and runs and is not finished. Original Pink Slip slip for 1954 Willys.

Chopped 8 inches, has shaved doors, has frenched tail lights, grill has been flipped, front fenders filled to change look, rear wheel wells have had front fender trims welded to body. The body has been professionally welded to the frame. Bodywork professionally repaired.

The Willys sits on a 1986 Buick Regal frame. The donor drive train is a 1990+/- Camaro IROC with 63,000 miles. The motor is a 305 IROC motor with a mild cam with many custom parts added. The transmission is from the same car and is a 700R. Many new parts have been added to the engine & suspension.
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“Streamlined” Jeeps From the Pacific

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

UPDATE: This post has been updated with a better version of the video:

The photos below are snapshots from the above video. They resemble the jeep shown below that was built by Wayne K. Pike. It was built by members of the 9th Service Squadron at the 13th Army Air Base on the island of Moratai. Note that it has a chrome/stainless trim strip absent from the car featured in the Popular Mechanics article below.

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ORIGINAL POST FEBRUARY 11, 2013:  You can view the entire Popular Mechanics’ issue on Google.

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 6 Streamlined Jeep

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 72 Jeep with Odd Body

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 77 Men using Jeep like a plow horse

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 73 Men us jeep to fix propeller

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 70 Fixing Jeep Frame

 
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1981 CJ-5 Milan, IL $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This is an unusual, sort of minimalistic, build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2526206411010240

“Custom 1981 CJ5 Jeep 4 inch lift kit 20 inch rims rolling on 35. 13,500 miles on build. Has Chevy 4.3 L V6 mild cam 550 elderbrock carb 4 Speed manual. 12000 OBO”

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1967 Jeepster Commando JeepRod Medford, NJ $35,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Jeepster, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

I’m not sure if this is more Jeep Rod or Crawler.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/753721632024238

“’67 Jeepster. Clean title in hand. Also available without the Coyote engine for $28,000.”

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Year? Jeep Chassis? Athens, ME $700

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

The hubs and jeep wheels make me think there’s some jeep DNA under this plow rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/321295522237972/

“This is a 196? Dodge power wagon i was told it was all running a few years ago then the starter went i put a new one in and it turns fine but theres a crack in the intake due to water so probly gonna need a engine if fixed its a 318 4 speed good little plow rig just dont have time plow setup works i figure 500 for plow and 200 for the rest of it so 700 firm you got to haul it thanks”

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Customized WWII Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

This photo is part of a collection of photos of the 333rd Engineers. No date is given. It looks like this jeep was nicely updated until a wreck or something else caused damage.

View all the information on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Graham, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Lots of custom stuff here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/403091704373781

“1947 willys .its on a Toyota frame 20 r 4 speed toyota axles with 488s locked in rear. waggy springs in front 39.5 swampers on Beed locks 9000 warn .it’s a wheeler.most of wiring is hard wired but drives down the road pretty good needs shocks put back on it”

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1943 MB Medford, OR $7000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/07/2020) This body’s been altered, as has the power train.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409946760038089

“Work in progress 200 ci Ford L6 engine w/3 sp automatic All parts go with it ,T 96 trans ,with old pto shaft ,brake parts ,lights ,wire , cables ,so on or best offer ,cash only”

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Year? CJ-2A / CJ-2L Wabasha, MN $650

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This looks like one of the lengthen CJ-2As out of the Spokane area.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/pts/d/wabasha-jeep-willys-cj-3b/7245757511.html

“Classic Jeep Willys model CJ-3B for parts or a project vehicle. Not sure on the exact year, if you have a trailer come and pick it up.
Don’t know how long it has been at the field edge, doesn’t run.”

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Kristi KT-4G Snow Cat Salem, OR $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/12/2020) Marty spotted this rare (only one of two according to the seller) Krisit Company KT-4G Snow Cat. It uses a CJ-5 body with a Meyer hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1964-kristi-kt-4g

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“This is 1 of 2 ever produced KT-4G units

Perfect item for a snowcat collector who’s looking for a unique snowcat or a very rare Kristi cat, and Yes… this is a Jeep CJ cab on it, which makes it all that better and more rare – fitting in with your Jeep collection as well.

Running engine when parked few years ago, tracks still got life in them if one wanted to simply get it started and run it for a season or more. Some rust on floor pans, but nothing that cant be quickly fixed/repaired for upcoming seasons use, or put this machine through a proper restoration and make it a museum peace for everyone to envy.

Its very complete with all of the original parts, rest can be easily purchased at most auto-part stores.

Unit is not oversized, thus making it easy to transport and deliver”
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1971 DJ-5 W/ Custom Body Panorama City, CA $3999

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is an odd one.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/d/panorama-city-1971-dj-jeep-on-x4-gm-ton/7227933049.html

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“This is a 1971 Jeep (Postal Jeep) running on top of a 1993 Suburban 4×4 Big Block drivetrain… This is an unfinished project that I’m not going to have time to finish… The mechanicals are done and it runs and drives… Strong 454ci engine with TBI fuel injection and custom stand alone computer and engine wiring… Heavy duty 4L80E Trans… Dual exhausts… Power steering… Hydroboost brake system…

The Suburban drivetrain was from the limited edition version with the 1-Ton suspension and was low mileage… The whole thing is covered in Aluminum attached with hundreds of rivets… I have full pictures of it being built including pics the the removal/installation of the Suburban and Jeep bodies… Title is clean and registered on a non-op as a 1971 Jeep (so no smog)… This thing has had lots of hand fabrication work done to it that for the price I’m asking I will never get back!… If you’re looking for a completely unique project that is cheap and had most of the hard stuff done then my loss is your gain… There is a lot more done to it than you see in the pictures! Continue reading

 
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1963 CJ-5 Philadelphia, PA $5130

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5130.

(09/15/2020) This has some unusual mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3327670610646364/

“Jeep ratrod all gm running gear 283 Corvette engine with a 2 speed power glide transmission. No rust.dependable cool ride…may trade for the right Harley but must be worth the trade”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Bensalem, PA $13,000

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

Someone went all-out with this Halloween-esque build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3581439765222702

“1959 Willy’s pick up Buick big block 430 auto trans Franklin quick change rear 4 wheel disc brakes Top is chopped body is channeled custom interior power windows turn key and go. Might trade up or down”

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1948 CJ-2A Dalles, OR $1800

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Dan bought this jeep for the hardtop and plans to put it up for sale. As is with no Oregon title it is $1600 (parts jeep). Once he goes through the paperwork to give it an Oregon title, he plans to raise the price to $2000. The body is a unique wood kit. You can contact him at 971 704 1045 for more info or bosmate @ gmail.com (remove spaces around @).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2219840274827346/

Dan shared this ad. The seller of this jeep told Dan that his father bought a wood kit from Sears or Montgomery to make a wood body; this is the result. I searched my Sears and Montgomery catalogs, but couldn’t locate a body repair kit (but I don’t have all the old catalogs). Dan got some close of up pics which are at the bottom of this post.

“1948 Willys CJ2a Jeep. Was my dads jeep but he passed away recently. He had hopes to get it runnig and driving again as he used to drive it on his property 20 years ago. Needs work. Engine missing carb, distributor and starter. I don’t know where he put those, also I can’t seem to find the title for it so no title (unfortunately)…selling as parts.

The jeep has a wooden body from the mid body seam to the rear (forward body is original metal). My dad bought a kit to make the wooden body from sears or montgomery wards many years ago. I assume he did this due to rust in the rear body floors. It’s done very well as the kit included supports and corners. The frame and other parts are solid and only have surface rust. I was going to get this going again and purchased a rare Koening hard top for it which I will sell seperately if the new owner desires it. Also the jeep includes a nice roll bar which is not installed.”

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1952? CJ-2A JeepRod Nampa, ID $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Now priced at $2000 and located in Nampa.

(1030/2019) It appears to be a 2A body, give the ignition switch holes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814911889295291/

“4 wheel drive motor runs need fuel system flushed. Really cool project. Original motor.”

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1952 CJ-3A(?) Vancouver, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

This is an odd one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251487635918341/

“Perfect for someone wanting to restore an old classic. Obviously needs work. Very confident the engine will still run. In its non-running life it’s spent most of its life under cover.”

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1954 Wagon JeepRod Santa Clara, CA $13,500

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

Here’s an odd one.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ctd/d/santa-clara-1954-willys-wagon-custom/7226031726.html

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“Key # H10
Tons of extra parts! Custom made gauge set. Starts, moves, and stops. Eye catching body waiting for your choice of color. Hot rod Jeep.
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