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1951 CJ-3A Stanwood, WA $4250

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2019) Has a Bobcat body and hood. Has custom suspension. May have been a racer.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/stanwood-1951-willys/6854744670.html

“1951 Willys , fiberglass , 289 Ford engine. Too much extras to list., Runs but needs tuning. $4,250”

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1948 Ex-Racer North Bend, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Seems like this ex-racer could be modified into a racer again.

“Jeep willys body on a shortened blazer frame. Healthy SBC 350, world 2.08 iron heads around 450hp. Th350 and dana 20. 10 bolt front open 12 bolt rear locked. Full cage tied to frame, pb,ps, aluminum radiator. Very reliable and can wheel all day and not overheat. Very fun in sand and mud. Runs great. This jeep is an ex barrel racer.”

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Race Jeep Selah, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Looks race ready.

custom built windshield frame
fuel cell
roll cage
mild built 350 motor
fresh turbo 350 trans
205 transfer case
44 front
12 bolt rear”

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Parkette Flattie Wrecked Hugo, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** 

This former PNW jeep was still in good shape last March. Unfortunately, someone crashed this into a tree.  Looks like there’s value in tires, rims and the Parkette body.

“Parting or Repair 1954 Willys jeep that had a 450hp small block Chev till it hit a tree. I bought it this way to make into a 2wd street rod but have 2 many projects now and want to sell it whole or part it out. what you see is what you get. have small block headers that go with it if it sells whole.”

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What it looked like prior to being wrecked.

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Drag Wagon Eastern Oregon **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: No price listed. **Status Unknown**

“1961 Jeep Wagon
Updated running gear, with extras. Best Offer or Part Trade?”

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1947 Flatfender Race Jeep Tualatin, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Still no pics. Was $6000.

“New tub. RL Roll cage. 60 Rear end. 44 Front end. Both Dana 44. Power locks. 488 gear ratio.
Top loader Ford 4 speed. New 406 cu in. small block Chevrolet. 450 HP
$6000.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Weiser, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This is an ex-racer with lots of mods. It needs additional work.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2-A w/ turbo charged 3.8 Buick V-6 $2000 obo

* Stretched body
* Jeepster Commando frame (101″ wheelbase)
* 231 ci Buick even fire V-6 with factory turbocharger (from 1978 Buick LeSabre)
* Turbo 400 tranny mated to model 20 transfer case
* Power steering
* Rear mounted radiator
* Full 6 point frame mounted roll cage
* Full size running gear
* 5.38 gears
* B&M quick click shifter
* 1 piece fiberglass front end
I’ve probably forgotten a lot of stuff, but you get the drift. This is a Jeep that was used for years at local races running a Pinto motor. I broke the old tranny and opted to install the V-6 and automatic, but the local races kind of went away and I never finished it and it has sat in my shop for 10 plus years. This is not a street legal vehicle, although I suppose one could make it that way with work. It is not a turn key ride and definitely does need some work to complete. The motor smokes, but I believe that it is just the seals in the turbo causing this. It needs shock mounts welded, brakes redone, seat covers are looking ratty, shifter needs some adjustment, carb may have issue. . . and I’m sure there is more that I’m not thinking of. Would make a good base for a rock crawler, tough truck rig or just a toy to blow away your friends. I hate to get rid of it but need the space in my shop. Might be willing to deliver within the Treasure Valley.”

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1948 PNW Race Jeep Buckley, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750

(12/29/2013) This is worth a look if someone wants to get into PNW racing.

“All metal body on a custom shortened Blazer chassis, 99″ wheelbase, done right. Motor is a radical 355 SBC, too much to list. Trans is a fresh T-350, 3000 stall. Transfer case is a Dana #20 twin stick with a Advance adapter. Have title and collector plate. Will need lights to be street legal. Unlimited potential here! $3750.00 Will consider selling without motor and or trans/transfer case”

 

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Cam Races Priority in this Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

I just ran across this video of Cam Carter racing the family race jeep Priority. His parents, Tim and Lynette, are friends of mine and were great drivers (probably still are). The video shows Cam is channeling their skills. Tim is in the passenger seat providing occasional advice. It looks like they are running a cross country course at the Monroe Adventure Park.

Priority is a fiberglass Parkette body with a custom link arm suspension. I rode in the jeep on an early version of the suspension a few years ago, but Tim made some changes to it that improved it quite a bit I’m told. It’s powered by an aluminum V8 with about a trillion horse power that feed in a Ford Toploader four speed that used to be in dad’s CJ-5.

Dad had a side shifter installed when he owned the tranny. First and reverse gear were so close. I was learning to drive it on the road when, after stopping at a stoplight during a training drive, I mistakenly put the tranny into reverse rather than first. I nearly backed into the person behind me when I let out the clutch. Dad was in the passenger seat and was pretty rattled by my near mistake (as was I). Fortunately, I had a good grasp of how to use the brake, which averted an embarrassing wreck 🙂

 
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Race Jeep Roseburg, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $21,000

“Race jeep for sale. Modified wrangler chassis with lift off body. Custom aluminum floor pan. Custom full race cage. Engine Sbc 406 with many modifications est at 700 hp, dart cnc ported heads, cull roller cam, rev kit, wesmar gear drive, 2″ headers, flow master exhaus. 850 proform carb. Turbo 400/205 full manual race tranny. 4 link front and rear. 18″ travel ORI struts. Trail ready wheels. Good year tires. Psc/krc full hydro steering Custom paint. Corbeau suspension seats. Tom woods driveshafts. 32 gallon fuel cell, turning brakes, dana 44 front, dana 60 rear spooled with 40 spline dutchman axles. And much more. Willing to seperate engine & tranny from jeep. Sand tire combination available for extra fee.”

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1947 Custom Flattie Randle, WA $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900

This 1947 Custom Flattie is named “Double Joint”.

“I have a 47 with little to no rust
Has custom body work done
set up for 4 wheel steering
runs good.
Original engine, transmission, and transfercase
Title
Won the ridge runners mud races multiple years in a row
For me information please email me.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/4147640219.html

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Race Jeep Ollala, Wa $6500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Looks fun!

“Race jeep, 4.3 chevy,14:1 compression,solid cam,ported heads(vortec),demon carb,automatic,Dana 300,champion bead locks with pro comp mts(all new), one piece fiberglass body, lots of parts and extra sets of wheels and tires”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/4017746512.html

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Racing at the 2012 PNW4WDA Summer Convention in Oregon

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

Here’s a great video of a run at the 2012 Summer Convention held this year in Camas Valley, Oregon.  There are a few more videos posted as well.

 
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Vintage Drag Race Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Racing • TAGS: .

When’s the last time you saw a drag race between a truck and a wagon?  Ron Day forwarded this unique drag race photo from the early 1980s in Tampico, Washington.  You may remember the Yakima Jeep Jockey photos he posted on his website.  Reader responses were so positive to these, that Ron has begun to spend some time looking through his negatives to see what else he has.

 

 
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1950 PNW Racer Woodinville, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was listed at $1500. This is Steve Carters’ rig.  It does include a short block, but no heads.  This was Gary Rich’s El Coyote, which some older PNW Jeepers might remember.

The springs have been out boarded in the back.

“1950 willys race jeep currently setup for v6 but scatter shield has been drilled for v8, comes with 350 short block, t-10 four speed w/ advance early adapter to dana 18 offset transfer case. 44 tapered offset rear. dana 44 front with 30 ends, two desert dogs on super offset wheels, buckshots in the front. does not come with a body.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/3158439915.html

 
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Classic Jeep Racing Photos from Yakima, Washington

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Racing • TAGS: , .

These photographs were taken by Ron Day, who wrote articles about the races and has hundreds of additional photos.  I’ve contacted him, thanked him for publishing the photos, and asked if he had any additional information he could share.  Ron now lives in Alaska and continues to photograph.  You can see his website here:  http://rondayvous.com/

This is a link to his jeep photos: http://rondayvous.com/YakimaJeeps.html

Racer driving modified racing willys jeep through the mud in Yakima

Not all the vehicles were modified.  Many 1970s racers were trail jeeps with winches and tow bars still attached, such as this drag racer.

Tags: Yakima Ridge Runners : Jeep Jockeys

 
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Fiberglass Racing Body Wilson, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $175.

The price is right.  I don’t know who made these or whether new ones are still available.

“I have an all fiberglass Jeep racing body up for sale. Super light fiberglass with wooden braces molded in. measures 56 1/2″ wide, 133″ long, 25 tall. the engine bay/hood is 44″ long. the hood scoop is not factory and needs patchwork done around the edge of it. other than that it isnt cracked or anything anythere that i can see. would like it to be picked up but i am wiling to deliver from baldwin, Wi area to Maplewood, MN any weekday”

 
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Barrel Racing this Weekend (May 5th) in Longview, Wa

• CATEGORIES: Event, FC150-FC170-M677, Racing • TAGS: .

Marty asked me to post this flyer.

 
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Flatfender Race Jeep Renton, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(04/17/2012) “i have a fiberglass willys race jeep it is on a wagoneer frame with blazer front and rear ends 12 bolt rear and 44 front 4:10 gears welded rear power lock in the front the front end has chromoly axles and u joints it has wagoneer rear springs in the rear and 1/2 ton chevy rear springs in the front the springs in the front are also 2 inch lift springs it has a chevy 350 motor with roller rockers aluminum intake valve covers cross over tubes aluminum radiator holley 750 carb toyota land cruiser conversion headers the transmission is a turbo 350 with a shift kit and an ultra bell with a 3500 stall converter the transfer case is a 205 it has beard seats with five point harnesses the tires are 31×10.5 good year wranglers on the rear and co-op on the front it also comes with two spare rebuildable turbo 350s a bunch spare 12 bolt and 44 axles spare drive lines spare tires including 2 brand new never been mounted co-ops this jeep has never been rolled over or wrecked and is a proven winner it has even been raced in the tacoma dome for more information or any questions shoot me an email”

 
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1954 Mud Races in Yakima, Wa, from Criticalpast.com

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Wow.  Here’s some great early mud racing video from Yakima, Washington.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675030302_World-Jeeping-Championship_drivers-race_driver-covered-in-mud_rough-terrain

 
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Race Jeep, St. Helens, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was listed at $3800

(02/15/2011) Looks Fun!

“Flatty body on a boxed cj-5 frame. Dana 44s front &rear, 4.27 gears, dodge 360, dodge top loader 4spd, twin stick jeep 20 t-case, race buckets & harnesses, full roll cage down to the frame, aluminum radiator, msd ignition 6AL box and distributor. More!! Good running, reliable, and very easy on parts. This is a Pnw4wda short 8 class jeep. Turn key race or sand ready!! Not street legal!”

 
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1952 Redmond, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

Update:  **SOLD** Was $1000

Based on the number on the passenger side, I believe this was raced at one time.  It would have been an Eastern Washington jeep (Region 4).  The top appears in reasonable condition.  It either has a DJ or a CJ-3B windshield.

“1952 Jeep Willys Project….Engine is in the back seat……Donated to us just as you see it…… Call or come see it.”

 
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Old Flattie Racer Othello, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

This has some solid lettering Dogs.  It sure looks like a racer from the 80s maybe.

“This is a project rig. It does not run. I don’t know what kind of shape the drive train is in. I found it in a field. I was told it used to be raced and the axles are welded up. I due have a title for it. I can’t remember the year at the moment but 46′ sticks in my head. I was going to build a wheeler out of it but I have no time or money. I’d like to see $800 but feel free to make an offer. I can send more pics. It’s currently in storage in Othello but I live in tri-cities.”

 
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Race Jeep Chassis (FC-150) Randle, Wa $500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(03/08/2011) Here’s an unusual racer that utilized a FC frame.

“Willys Jeep tub and frame.  FC150 frame, custom tub (6″ wider than standard), 2″ roll cage, has leaf springs, steering column, fuel cell, and bucket seats. Mark (360) 497-7504”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/2486173097.html

 
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Chris enters his first PNW Race

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: .

Now, you probably think I run eWillys because of all the money, fame, babes and glory I receive.  Not true!  Instead, it is a story like this one that makes the work worthwhile.  Nearly two years ago I started swapping emails with 15 year old Chris Ruhnau.  He had a mostly stock 1947 CJ-2A and was having problems with some wiring issues.  We worked through those issues, brake issues, battery issues,  and even a girl issue.  Last summer he spotted a CJ-2A just down the road from him, with a full cage and more for only $1000. He couldn’t resist, so at age 16, he was the proud owner of two jeeps.  Clearly, he suffered from a case of Willys Sickness.

Over the past winter he spent time working on his jeep and going to high school.  This summer, he got everything finished and found his way to his very first PNW event.   As you will read, he had a great time.  Nice work on the jeep Chris and keep on racing!

Dave!!! You’ll never believe this! I raced my jeep today! The PNW4WDA put on a race in Ethel, Wa.  I raced twice in the obstacle course! It was so much fun. I’ve never had so much fun! In both races I got the same time… 1.61. It was really hard though because it was really soupy. I only had 2 problems, my fan wire shorted out and then my battery died, but those are minor and i still had tons of fun. everyone was coming up to me when I was sitting in line and asking about the jeep and saying it was nice. I felt pretty good about that. A guy i know that races said that he’s going to let me take my jeep to his shop and we’re going to fix my steering and he’s going to give me some brand new rancho shocks so that my fenders and battery box wont rub on the tire so much. The guy that used to be the leader of PNW4WDA asked for my email, too, to let me know when the events schedule so I can race a lot this summer!