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1959 Truck Lemoore, CA $40,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

An unusual truck build.

‘”Willys pu hot rod trade for 55-57 gasser or show car hot rod”

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1951 Shortened Truck Payson, AZ $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This might be a project?

“1951 Willys Truck · Truck · Driven 10,000 miles”

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1951 Custom jeep Newport News, VA $1700

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/29/2018) Chris spotted this oddball. Might be neat if finished up nicel

“1951 Willys jeep Va Title in my name has f134 motor that runs and yard drives good,working 4 drive,vintage lockout hubs,needs mastercylinder and wheels cylinders resealed, to stop. Recent tires Starts easy and purrs like a kitten”

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1961 Truck? Reeds, MO $2000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .


“6 cylinder. 5 speed. 1961 project Willys jeep.”


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1949 Truck Belton, KS $9500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/01/2018) Shortened truck, maybe on a CJ chassis?

“I am selling my 49 Jeep Willys Overland!
– 12 Volt Conversion
– Professionally Rebuilt 6 Cylinder Flathead
– 4WD”

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1955 Truck Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4400.

Interior looks good. Bed’s been shortened. Might be worth a look.

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“I bought this truck with the idea it would be my winter project. I soon learned that my body lacks the flexibility necessary to take this on. Work that had been done before I bought it:
1) bed shortened by approximately 6″
2) new wiring and shocks
3) bench seat replaced with bucket seats
4) visors, headliner and door panels redone
5) new Stewart Warner gauges (oil pressure, water temperature, fuel, battery and speedometer)
6) new door glass
7) new rear window glass (not installed)
7) new gas tank
8) working heater
The tires are in good shape. The truck runs but I would not recommend driving it until all running gear was gone through.

There is obviously a lot of body work to be done but this truck has what it takes to be something very nice.”


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1953 Truck John Day, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

This appears to have a short wheelbase.

“Willys pickup not sure of year, shortened wheelbase, v6 Buick, runs no title $1000 obo’


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1953 Truck Amity, OR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , .

This truck has been shortened and had it’s top lopped off. And, it’s still a project.

“Selling our project, bought this 1953 Willy’s Jeep truck last year intented to paint it and drive it daily. But we have to many projects. It is on a early Willy’s Jeep frame. The guy we bought it from cut the bed down and made it a convertible. Every nut and bolt is new on this. No rust anywhere. Has a 302 out of a 1970 mustang needs a tune up. The wintch works. Has new breaks and a hydraulic clutch. New exhaust except one of the new mufflers needs to be replaced. Needs front shocks”

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1956 Truck Houston, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This one has a different look to it. I don’t think the body is a ’56.

“I have a 1956 willys Jeep with a modded ls1 engine. Engine and transmission are really good and has cold A/C I’m asking 8000 or best offer, open up for trades too.”


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1961 Truck Whitesboro, TX eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Craig spotted this odd one on eBay.

“1961 willys truck on a 1971 4wd chevy frame 327 auto ps pb digital gauges red. Red rhino lining paint Dana 60 rear’s and Dana 44 fronts Diamond plated door panels.”

View all the information on eBay


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1949 Shortened Truck Orangevale, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

There could be some value here if you are looking for an unusual project.

“I have too many projects so it’s time for this one to go, it’s a 1949 Willys truck, the bed has been shortened about 1 1/2 feet. No motor but it does have the original tranny and transfer case, 70s jeep Wagoneer Dana 44’s front and rear, only asking $500 for quick sale. I was going to build a rat rod out of it but it could be a nice crawler. The Dana 44’s and the tailgate are worth $500 alone so don’t try to lowball me. No paperwork bill of sale only.”

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1953 Truck Placerville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: *SOLD** Was $4500.

It’s a shortened truck project. That looks like a fiberglass drag jeep body in the foreground.

“53 willys pickup on Cherokee chassis,360 AMC v8, turbo 400 ,208 t/c,dana 44 front ,disk brakes, aluminum radiator,corprate 20 rear. shortened bed. needs finishing good project. $4500.00”

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1956? Truck Mariposa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This has a short wheelbase. Maybe this is a truck on a CJ-5 chassis?

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“We have a 1955 or 1956 Willys Flatbed pickup would make an excellent crawler.

The transmission and transfer case look like a T89 transmission and a model 80 transfer case which would be correct for this vehicle.

The engine in the photos is not the correct engine for this model regardless of the year, however, it looks like a 215 c.i. Buick V6 engine that was an optional engine in the Jeep CJ5 from about 1966 to 1969? (Jeep Corp. bought the engines from GM)The Buick engine in the CJ5
was matched to the T89 transmission and model 80 transfer case until about 1969 or so.

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1951 Shortened Wagon Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000

(05/23/2013) Steve spotted this shortened wagon.  It hasn’t been started in years.

“51 willys wagon,has been shortened by 30 inches(easy to turn around in tight spots)rebuilt 4 cylinder,all new hoses-fuel pump-wheel cylinders-master cylinder-brake shoes-3 speed trans,pto on front,rewired,all kinds of new parts.”


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1949 Shortened Truck Project Spanaway, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Here’s a shortened truck project.

“1949 Willy pick up sitting on a 1980 international scout frame and running gear.shortened box, int. 304 with a 727 trans. not wired etc so it does not run. Too many projects not enough time or extra $$
$1,500 is a fair price it has a ton of potential..”


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Year? Shortened Wagon Lowell, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Here’s another shortened wagon.

“Perfect winter project . Neat little custom Willys panel wagon . Not sure what year it is . 50’s? It’s a little ruff but with a little TLV , you will have a neat little run around jeep .”

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1955 Wagon Albuquerque, NM $950

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Here’s a shortened truck. It’s rough.

“New Mexico truck
1955 Willy’s Jeep Model # L6-226
4 Wheel Drive
105 HP Super Hurricane Flat Head 6 cyl
Rewired for 12 volt conversion
Good 4 core radiator
All (5) original 5 on 5″ with 4.5″ center hole 15” Rims
Rear plexiglass is cracked
All other Glass intact with no cracks
Solid body with limited rust
Last ran in 2004 when the truck was rewired for 12 volt conversion. (All working components)
Missing title / Bill of sale made out by previous owner of 15 years (1997-2012) received at time of purchase

More pics here on Flickr
If interested, Please Contact Jerry at 505-328-5387 (no texts)”


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1947 CJ-2A Wrapped with a Wagon Body Giltner, NE $550

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This has been painted a little and the price has dropped. It’s sure unusual.


CALL 402-469-5703

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1947 Shortened Truck San Diego, CA $2600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2600.

(11/18/2012) Here’s a shortened truck or a truck body put on another chassis.

“1947 Willys Jeep Truck, 4×4, original engin,e trans, and running gear, all running and working great!! Good pink and current tags, drive it home. Call Kenny for more information 951-767-0707

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Year? Shortened Wagon Tucson, AZ Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Here’s another shortened wagon.

“Willys Wagon Project, a unique shortened rolling chassis and body with title. A great project as a one of a kind custom build or as a Rat Rod. Offers accepted.
520-861-2763 ”

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1951 Shortened Truck Kentucky **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

Here’s custom truck.

“1950s Willys jeep. It’s 6 volt with new battery and tune up it has a superhurrican flat head six motor. Cuts out think it needs a little carb work. 4/4 works great.”

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1948 Shortened Truck Port Orchard, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $1900. **SOLD**

Needs work, but I think it has potential.

“PRICE DROP NEED TO SELL. I am selling my 1948 willys pickup project truck. With 1988 internation scott frame and running gear. Good working 4 wheel drive. Dana 44 front and rear. 35in tires, 345 interanational motor with automatic transmison. Has a chevy tilt wheel steering colum. Needs a little work but will make a great off work rig.”

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Shortened Wagons in Brazil

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

After seeing this ad about the shortened wagon, a reader named Or forwarded me the following links that show these shortened wagons aren’t as rare as we thought.  Thanks for finding these!


From this link comes this picture:

Here’s this one with a slightly different front end from this link:

Or, if you like red:

Here are a few more links, too:

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Year? Wagon? Richmond, Ky $750

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $750. 

(01/27/2012) This has been altered in the back, so it might be worth a look.

“Sell or trade.
This will make a cool old ratrod
You dont see these old trucks anymore
It is pretty much all original except where the top has been shortened
Flat head 6 cylinder with a 4 speed
This is a 4 wheel drive
Does not run
Does have rust in the floors, they will need to be replaced
Would be real cool when done
No title
No texting
Calls only 859-582-3710”

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Wagon Body on Short Wheel Base Grand Rapids, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.  Better pics posted.  

(03/25/2012) What happens when you put a wagon body on a 1/4 ton chassis?  Well, this appears to be one example.

“I am not sure on exact year or if there is even an exact year. It is titled as a 2004 assembled and needs to be inspected before going on the road. This thing is a bit ugly. It is basiccilly a shortened Willys Wagon. The motor is a Chevy 6 cylinder so it should be an easy candidate for a SBC swap. Right now it does run and drive pretty good for the age but will need some brake work. It is not something that you are goinmg to buy and drive home from here. I bought it thinking I should have one more project jeep but there is no way that I am going to do anything with it. I did not build it so I do not know a whole lot about it. It does have the OEM Willys running gear. Tires hold air pretty good but they are rough. Buy it now and have a different ride for the holiday weekend at Silver Lake. The body work is rough and the side panles were welded on but never ground down or filled in so it definitely looks rough.”