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1946 CJ-2A JeepRod Newcomb, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/29/2020) This project has some unusual mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/640380323492773/

“I have a 1946 jeep Willy’s that I hate to sell but I don’t have a good spot for storage. I had big plans for it that I couldn’t make happen. It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday. It’s got all original Willy’s badges. I believe it’s on a s10 frame on air bags I know they do have a leak. Possible trades ( looking for 20×12 8x 6.5 wheels )or throw me an offer. I have registration and it was on the road last year. It’s going to need a good amount of work To get going 100% again. I did have the motor running last summer. Trans is slipping”

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1956? CJ-3B? Neosho, MO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Another odd one. Any value here other than scrap?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/216897779626903/

“Custom Willys Jeep $2,000”

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1979 CJ-5 San Antonio, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I wonder what this is like to drive from the top deck?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2448104305499453

“Jeep Wrangler CJ5 double decker hunting Jeep. Top deck can be removed.”

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1970 CJ-5 Channelview, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is listed as a ’72, but has the pre-72 fenders. Lots of mods on this CJ-5 hunting jeep. Keith indicates its a 1970.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/388936428757160/

“1972 Willys Jeep $5000 OBO -1964 Willys Jeep engine -Has a title -4×4 -Rebuilt starter -New distributor -Electric fuel pump New -New battery -Rebuilt Carburetor -New Seats -High Rack Runs great, just brought it back from the deer lease and dropping it off today (8/31) to get general maintenance done to it. $5000 OBO, series inquires only. Let me know if you have any questions.”

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1986 Frankston, TX $26,000

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

This custom build is a little different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/301274604531502/

“86 Stainless steel Willis jeep 9 inc Ford Rear end 4 speed transmission 350 motor bord 30 over with a 280 comp cam”

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1959 CJ-5 Yakima, WA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Seller needs this gone.  It has an unusual cargo area mod. Looks like a Koenig half cab.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/pts/d/jeep-ford-truck-bed-generator/7180001945.html

“I am selling some stuff I need gone. Would like 2000 obo for Willy’s. Make an offer on the rest.
59 willy’s, it has new carb just needs to be installed. Hydraulic plow. Runs
F350 3/4 ton bed. – make offer
Military generator. -make offer”

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1977 CJ-7 4-Door Manchester, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

If you are looking for a 4 ‘door’ jeep project, maybe this is the one.

“I HAVE TITLE! I really wanted to finish this but I dont have enough time ( delivery available) it’s a 1977 cj7 4 door!! A very solid project with 4 brand new racing seats ( with mounts and slides) I have a sbc350 and a 6.2 diesel and transmission either can go with it the jeeps already set up for the motor and trans just have to be dropped in! I was going to bed liner the inside throw the seats and a bunch of speakers on the roll bar but no time! Come get it may trade offer what you have!”

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1942 GPW Parade Float Jeep Azusa, CA $3800

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

This has seen some mods. Was used under a parade float. It was lengthened at some point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1143558509359082/

“WILLYS GPW Government Reconnaissance Willys Second owner East start Runs very well Eng8ne well mainta8ned Good transmission Maintained regularly Very little surface rust Used durung was for either ambulance or Coast Guard Back story: The jeep was used used under a parade float since purchased in the 50s.”

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1942? Custom Truck Morris, AL $2500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/16/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/906909283053138/

“1942 Jeep Willys Custom truck. Chevy 350 engine not currently running but I’m sure it wouldn’t take much to get going. Message me any questions. Got something to trade? Send it to me ”

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Custom Wagon JeepRod Santa Clarita, CA $4200

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

This one has been for sale previously.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/canyon-country-willys-custom/7164303251.html

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“48 Willy’s on a
41 Willy’s coupe chassis.
Rat rod if you will.
This is fully custom from a build back in the 80s.
Channeled 7-9 inches.
Shortened.
Wagon top removed.
They built a truck cab top that has been removed but still have it.
Has a 65ish for 170 with a Zenith/stomberg euro carb from the 70s.
Since I got it I did a suicide front end dropping front about 8 inches and extending it 36 inches. Rear dropped 3 to give it a California rake look to it.
I have not driven it since I finished the suspension changes.
There is defenately things that still have to be done. Some lights that have to be fixed and button up some things. I drove the car last November or so before I started mods.
Only started since then.
This is a one of a kind that will never be seen again.
It is registered and titles and up to date. With title in hand.”

 
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1977 CJ-7 4-Door Goffstown, NH $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Unusual • TAGS: .

If you are looking for an oddball project, maybe this one is it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2714072018829692/

“I HAVE TITLE! I really wanted to finish this but I dont have enough time ( delivery available) it’s a 1977 cj7 4 door!! A very solid project with 4 brand new racing seats ( with mounts and slides) I have a sbc350 and a 6.2 diesel and transmission either can go with it the jeeps already set up for the motor and trans just have to be dropped in! I was going to bed liner the inside throw the seats and a bunch of speakers on the roll bar but no time! Come get it may trade offer what you have!”

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2 Custom Jeeps Eugene, OR $2700

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2692023074452164/

“1956 Willys Jeep sitting on 1976 GMC Frame shortened 4×4 stroker 383 roller lifters and roller cam 4 speed 500 miles on rebuilt motor sitting on 35’s brand new set of paddles an smoothies on identical
micky thompson rims
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January 1950 Popular Mechanics Article on Tinkertown

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

UPDATE: Jerry contacted me about a locomotive jeep he would like to restored (see near bottom). He noted that it was used at Tinkertown and found this older post while hoping to learn more. So, this post is a complete redo of an early post that focused just on photos in a January 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics.

It is probably no surprise that the Los Angeles metroplitan area was a hotbed of theme parks and carnivals following World War II. In particular, there was Beverly Park, which is claimed to be the park that stimulated Disney’s interests in theme parks.

One of those carnivals was a traveling kiddie carnival called Tinkertown. Articles show it existed at least from 1950 through 1952, operating in Monrovia, Wilmington, Los Angeles, and other LA area towns.

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December 06, 1951, Wilmington Daily Press, Wilmington, California. Tinkertown Kiddie Carnival announcement.

Tinkertown appears to have owned, at one time or another, at least four unusual jeeps. One was a fire jeep made from a CJ-2A, shown below in red.

A second jeep appeared to have been a stretched (probably surplus) WWII jeep made into some kind of fire jeep used to tow a small Ferris wheel.

The article above refers to the jeep as a “fire engine”; perhaps it was modified during WWII? Here’s a better image:

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A third jeep-related setup was a train possibly made from a jeep (or jeep-engine-powered at the very least). It is pictured here:

 

The fourth known jeep was a jeep turned into a locomotive. It’s the one Jerry now owns (along with two of the tram cars), one he’d like to restore. It’s in surprisingly complete condition. He’s hoping to learn more about the manufacturer and/or Tinkertown. Here’s a photo of his train:

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Here’s how it looked in 1950:

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1946 CJ-2A Andover, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This has what looks to be a neat cabinet setup in the back (it has been removed).

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/andover-1946-jeep-willys-cj2a/7156262899.html

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A, it is all stock and everything works. Has 3 sets of wheels, 5 original, 4 spoke wheels and a set of street tires. It has a Koenig half cab currently off the vehicle. There are a few pictures attached but message me if you want more info, I have lots of pictures.”

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1953? CJ-3B? International Falls, MN $1530

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/13/2020) This vehicle still runs and plows. It has at least some Jeep DNA, possibly from a CJ-3B or M-38A1 based on the year.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287655079061006/

“1953 government Jeep. Leo had used it for plowing snow. Runs great. Has snow plow .”

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Dune CJ-5 Horton, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800.

Oddball rig.

“Custom Jeep/Scout tube buggy. 5 seater, v-8 international 304 engine, Torqueflite 727 automatic transmission. Titled and road drivable. Dual stick 4×4. Built for Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Runs great, ready to go.”

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1978 CJ-7-Truck Baltimore, OH $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7 • TAGS: , .

Something a little different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/593974034577771/

“CJ7 for sale. Converted to truck. Jeep has 350 chevy motor and runs good with automatic transmission. All new brakes, rotors, calipers, wheel bearings, hubs, etc. Has fairly new 37 inch tires and rims. The CJ still needs a little work. Please call [hidden information] for questions and interest. $13,000 ob”

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Kelly 23-Series CJ-5 Half-Top Carlisle, PA $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

This CJ-5 Half-top has been slightly modified. I’ll highlight the 23-series tops in an upcoming post (it’s been upcoming for a while now …).

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/carlisle-metal-top-and-doors-only-for/7141339984.html

“Hard top half cab with bed lid and doors only from 1963 Willys Jeep. Top and doors only. Jeep is not for sale.”

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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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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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