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1964? Parkette Body and Parts Calhoun, GA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE:**Status Unknown** Was $500. Note the hood looks like a teardrop Bobcat style.

Except for the dash, the body looks good.  This is the third Parkette body I’ve seen in Georgia.

“Its 1946 frame with a 1964 fiber glass body on it. It has been painted with truck bed liner I have a tranny and transfer case that is good. The body’s in good shape its has a few places where the fiberglass has spider webbing. It has a few parts that come with it. I got in on trade just putting it on here to see what else is out there trades are welcome.”

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Tim’s Hill Climb at the Monroe Adventure Park

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Steve forwarded this video of Tim’s jeep Priority running the  Hill Climb at the Adventure Park in Monroe, Washington.  I don’t know anything about the Park, but here’s a link to the website.  Here’s an article about the “Prison Break” event.   Here’s the Facebook page.

Priority is powered by an aluminum V-8 followed by a Ford Top-loader four speed that used to be in my father’s jeep.  It’s got a Parkette fiberglass body with a Bobcat hood.  He runs an independent suspension that has been updated since I last saw the jeep, so I’m looking forward to my next climb underneath it.

 
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Parkette Body plus front clip Lewiston, Id **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was priced at $200.

This is the first Parkette body I’ve seen unattached in 4 1/2 years of looking.  The price is great.  If I only had the space ….

“Willys Jeep CJ2/3 Fiberglass tub/hood/ fenders. The tub will need sanded down
then I would recommend patching every hole and then start from there.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Parkette Body Lawrenceville, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500. It turns out this was not the only Parkette body kit on the east coast. Paul Parker began making them in Georgia after returnig there. this has the “tear drop” Bobcat hood as well.

I wasn’t aware there was another parkette bodied complete jeep on the East Coast.  According to what I was told, this was the only parkette body kit on the East Coast.  It needs a different hood.  It also looks like it has two different headlights.

“1949 Jeep Willys off road
Great for 4X4 off road or a scenic ride
Parkette kit
Great tires almost new and with aluminum rims
Engine runs great and is a 350 V8 Chevy
Only thing the jeep needs is a radiator
For the engine and tires alone you would pay the same amount, so this is a great deal
Cash only.

 

 
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Highly modified CJ-3B with Parkette Body on Stacey David’s Video

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Roberto forwarded this.  I’m not sure how old the show is, but this build has been around a few years.  You can see many more pics of it here.

 
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1946 CJ-2A with Parkette Body Hayesville, Ga **SOLD**

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Still Available. UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

UPDATE 2: I received some images from the seller.  This looks like an exact duplicate of the western parkettes.  Call the seller if you want a rare fiberglass body.

UPDATE:  I’ve exchange some information with the seller.  Apparently, there were two Parker brothers.  One ran a garage that was known as Parker Jeep (he has passed away).  Apparently, the Parker that moved West, moved back to Georgia where the brothers created some additional bodies (he now lives in Gainesville).  As best as the seller knows, he has the only jeep that was actually assembled, though not complete, with an Eastern body.

“this a 1946 willys jeep frame drveline suspension etc the tub is hand laid fiberglass built by two local brothers as i was told by one of the original people that assembled them they were built onthe west coast for racing in the sand body is in excelante shape extra set of axles have a good trans transfer case drive shafts motor needs to be built this is the only one that i know still exists wasnt many to start with looking to trade for rat rod project s-10 what ever ramptruck needing work just about anything never know 1-828-557-3343 no stupid calls dont need any help just thought i would see what is out their have my phone on all day pretty late in the evening”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/2612751412.html

 
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Parkette Body and Bobcat Hood (& more) Yakima, Wa **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  Last price was $1000. It sold.

The Parkette fiberglass body is an extreme rare, well made body.  One of the best things about this body is that a CJ-3A windshield will properly fit it, unlike the fiberglass Bobcat body.   During the 1970s, a friend of mine bought a Bobcat body, prepped it, and painted it.  When he stuck on the windshield he discovered the cowl was too flat to properly seat the windshield to the cowl.  To say he was angry was an understatement, because he felt he was mislead by the promises the manufacturer made.

So, after talking with the Parkette body manufacturer and getting assurances that the measurements were more accurate, he bought the body and has been happy about it ever since.

The body shownn below has had it’s rear wheel wells cut a bit.  It’s got a good looking rollcage that has been attached to the frame.  If this has been available when I was building biscuit, I would have started right here.

 
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1949 CJ-2A Parkette Body Buckley, Wa $1599

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1599

(07/24/2011) This might be worth a look. It runs, too.  It appears a bit hacked up.  I’m very curious about the headlight bezels.  Those look unusual.  It has a bobcat hood.

“CJ5 frame
Parkeet fiberglass body
Buick 225 odd fire V6
Dana 44’s locked
racing seats
runs good
needs TLC
253-224-9450 no texting please”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/2538085459.html

 
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Parkette(?) Flat Fender Fiberglass Molds

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UPDATE:   Steve and I believe these are the Parkette Molds.  They appear to have sold.

You don’t see these appear for sale often. The CJ-3B Molds are especially unusual.

“Old set of molds to build Willys fiberglass bodies
One floor pan mold in good shappe.
One High hood body mold, needs to be reworked, wooden supports rotted and broken
One high hood grille mold
One low hood grille mold
One high hood hood mold
One low hood hood mold
One tailgate mold
Couple other misc. molds”

 
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Sand Flat Fender Jeep Tualatin, Or $3000

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UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $3000 (but only for this weekend — Nov 1st & 2nd 2008).

This CJ-2A sand jeep sports the very rare parkette fiberglass body.  Only a handful of these bodies were made (At one time I was told only about 10 of them).  It sounds like it has some good parts, but it will take some work to convert it to 4wd.

“1941 cj2a military jeep that has a a full fiberglass body so you dont have to worry about rust or dents on this 67 year old jeep! it has a stout good running 350 small block with a 700r transmission. the tread on the tires are very good and i would say have conservitivly 85% of their life left. i just put a brand new radiator on it with all new verrry expensive rad. hosing which is actually 150psi petroleum trasfer tubing so it will never break or pop from heat. 971-645-1635”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/898162709.html

 
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Race Jeep Rochester, Wa **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  *SOLD*

This appears to be a parkette racing body.  The front of the frame looks a little twisted.

“Race Jeep for sale. $2000 OBO–This is a great jeep & a great buy… This jeep has no engine, but all running gear included and this is a great addition to any racing team. This is set up for a Buick V6 231 with a 4 speed. It has 44 axels with 538 gears and a good transfer case. We are also including 3 spare Desert Dog tires with wheels in this great price. Please email me at courbail@hotmail.com with your information. .”

 
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CJ-3B Fiberglass Bodies

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UPDATE: Since I wrote this back in April of 2008, I have learned that someone in the Seattle Area purchased the Parkette molds, but I still haven’t learned who.

In April of 2008 there was an ad from a buyer looking for a CJ-3B Fiberglass body.  Frankly, he was the only person I have come across on Craigslist looking for a fiberglass jeep body other than I.  The CJ-3B bodies are very rare.

I did search and found a guy named Rick in the Northwest who says he has a CJ-3B mold (looks like a parkette mold with the side stripe).  Here’s a website that show’s a variety of pics of him building his CJ-3B. (see more of his pics below)

According to the CJ-3B Page, there are no sellers of CJ-3B fiberglass bodies.

To the right is a fiberglass CJ-3B body I found for sale back in 2008.

“This is a Willy’s Jeep that i got off a friend in a trade. it was sitting in his field for years. it used to be covered but the tarp blew off a couple of years ago. someone put it together in the 80’s with a fiberglass body tub and fenders. they didn’t do such a good job, the wiring is atrocious and it needs alot of other work, but they did put lockouts and disc brakes up front, thats a plus. it needs to be completely stripped down and re-done.”

Here’s more pics of Rick’s Fiberglass CJ-3B with a Parkette (?) Fiberglass Body.  You can read more about it here:

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