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1946 CJ-2A Reno, Nv **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $8000

(08/22/2010) Rick is selling his CJ-2A.  It looks like a solid runner with some good updates.

“231 V6 AMC (Similar to Buick V6); 4 Speed with External OD; New Soft Top; Extra Stock Wheels and Tires; Gas Tank Rack; Spare Tire; Winch; Full Roll Cage; 4 Core Alluminum Radiator; Converted to 12V.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Folsom, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

(08/23/2010) Looks good.

“54” Willys CJ3B, original “F” head engine ,T-90 Trans, Dana 18 T-Case, 5:38 Diff Gears. Factory heater, that works. Full and bikini top. Warn OD unit. Share tire rack that holds two gas cans. Have title and pink, licenced thru June 2011. Everything works  $5500.00 OBO”

 
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Top Bows — Who sent me a Top Bow question?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  It turns out Mike still operates the business  topbows, but is too busy with his current project, so topbows is temporarily closed.   He mentions in the comment below that John Bizal at www.midwestmil.com has bows as well.  Thanks Mike!

Yesterday morning I received a question from a reader regarding where to purchase top bows for a CJ-2A (they had checked with topbows.com and found they weren’t in business).

Unfortunately, I can’t find that email (please re-email me if it is you) — it is possible I accidentally deleted the email as I’m still getting used to my new android phone. Why I’m perfectly capable with a computer and perfectly in-capable with a phone still confuses me ….

Since I don’t know of anyone that sells top bows, I did some searches on CJ-2A Top Bows, but had no luck.

Then I remember that Beachwood Canvas carried various top-related items.  After a quick tour of their site, I found  they  sell a complete set or just the front set.  You can follow this link https://www.beachwoodcanvas.com/order/productlist.cfm

Then, select CJ-2A from the drop down list of Vehicle types & Group 18: Body, Body Parts and Kits.  Finally, enter the search term ‘bows’.  Bows are $195 for the front set and $350 for an entire set.

 
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1960 CJ-5 Conifer, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This looks like a good price.  It includes a good looking top and a PTO Winch.

“1960 Willys Jeep CJ5 in good running condition – old school build up; Buick 225 V6 with low torque Offenhauser Dual Port 360 intake manifold; 12 volt system; Warner T-98 4 speed transmission, 6.40:1 first gear, similar to a T-18; Husky 2 speed overdrive; Spicer model 18 twin stick transfer case; PTO attachment; Koenig PTO winch, (not hooked up but drive shaft included); Folding two piece front windshield with tilting glass; Rare original front bench seat; Original rear seat; Kayline soft top; Body very solid with very little rust, storage box is solid; Frame repaired at rear right side spring mount welded and plated;”

 
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1964 CJ-3B South Burlington, VT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

(07/25/2010) There is some rust on the driver’s side.

1964 Willys CJ3B , daily driver, some rust in drivers running board area, floor pans and corners are solid..Rebuilt 134 Hurricane Engine, 4 cyl. F- head, transmission and transfer case, new exhaust and gas tank, new Bestop and Bikini top. 2 Sets of tires ( 31 inch Mud tires with white spoke rims and radial  winter on 15 inch original rims. Rear seat and Jerry can with holder, Pintle hook and 2 inch ball hitch as well. OVERDRIVE works great, brakes are original 9 inch shoes but still stop it. A great classic flat fender legend of the Jeep family, no time to restore it so I ‘m selling it . Serious inquiries only. No swaps , trades, or scams please Certified Bank Check or Cash at time of pick up”

 
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Year? MB? Rosebush, Mi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700.

This looks like a deal.  It runs, has a top, and a plow.  That’s worth $700 easily.  I’m guessing this is a MB rather than a CJ-2A.

“1946 Jeep with plow. 4 wheel drive used to plow driveway for last 3 years. extra set of original rims, extra transmission and transfer case, axels and steering column and wheel. Also have tow bar”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Camas Valley, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

Here’s a good looking flattie with a fiberglass body.  This might be a good price.

“the jeep has a 4 cyc ford motor 3 speed trans. 4×4 all works good the body is fiberglass all in good shape has a heater late steering gear box highway gears”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Delafield, Wi $4999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Mathew noted this is still for sale.

(06/22/2010) This looks pretty nice, though something unusual has been done to the hood.  There are 2 bolts/rivets on both sides of the hood that seem to warp it slightly.  There is also a motor issue.

“Real nice old jeep. was restored about 10 years ago. Body is in great shape… didn’t require any patchwork. Interior was PROFESSIONALLY Rhino Lined. Not the cheap imitation stuff. Completely new wiring harness, 12 volt. New Gauges. New seats, new upholstery, new rear seat. New Tires. All new switches. New brakes, New heater. No expense spared. Everything was gone through, and it has less than 5000 miles on it since completion. Needs some motor work / new motor depending on how handy you are. An exhaust seat let loose on the number 3 cylinder. Didn’t do any damage to the motor, but it needs a new one pressed in. I’m not handy enough, nor do I have the time to do the work. Top end is off the motor. Winch not included. Comes with a rollbar, new bikini top.”

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/1880683341.html

 
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1949 Jeepster Pasadena, Ca $8800

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $8800

(08/13/2010) This looks great.

“NICE WILLYS JEEP NEED TO SELL ASAP PLEASE LOOK ALL ORRGINAL EVERY THING WORKS NEED TO SELL 310-930-2719 california car always lived in palm springs

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/1927487075.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Kingston, Nj $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(08/19/2010) This build deserves some better pics.

“This show quality Jeep classic has been rebuilt from the ground up. All steel body, and a new NOS original Willys frame. Every nut and bolt has been off the rebuilt. Original motor, trans, transfer and axles all rebuilt 2 years ago. New soft top and redone interior. 5000 lb. winch on front with full roll cage (bolted in), chrome wheels and new tires, too many new and rebuilt parts to list individually. You must see this unique Jeep to really appreciate it. Located at Carlotta in Kingston, call 570-287-5454 for more info. Price $9500.00”

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/1916961043.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Mohave County, Az $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

(08/11/2010) This looks solid, is mostly stock and comes with a nice rack.

“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep. Very clean. Original drivetrain with flathead 4 cyl. Runs great but needs transmission work. Comes with several styles of soft top and towbars. $3500. Trades considdered. Call 928-303-0754 serious offers only please”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/1918541441.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Englewood, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17500

(07/06/2010) This is a nice build.  It has the Hudson steering mod.

“One of a kind 1953 Willy’s Jeep CJ3B. This is the cleanest most unique Willy’s on the road. Completely restored with Buick v6, Headers, Hudson steering, overdrive. Amazing paint job, candy apple red w metal fleck. Chrome all over, including bumpers, grill, dash, motor parts. Custom diamond plate all around, roll bar, sweet interior with leather buckets and custom carpet and pads. BFG Radial T/A’s in great shape, on classic chrome rims with dog dish in the rear. Runs great, sounds great, looks great. Always stored inside. Fresh carb rebuild, fluids and battery. Soft top with doors is still in good shape. Won show awards in the 80’s. Same owner for 39 years. Hate to sell it but it’s finally time.”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Aransas Pass, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $6000.

(08/01/2010) This looks nicely restored.

“1953 Willys M38 A1 Jeep good running condition”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Portland, Or $1100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

This might be worth a closer look.

“1949? Willys CJ2A. pretty much complete, has not ran in a while, but it turns over nicely. all stock. pto winch, tow bar, soft top. floors and tub sides have had the rust cut out and new metal welded in. not perfect, but very functional. great 16″ traction tires. NO title. I have checked Oregon, Washington, Cali, Idaho, and Nevada, and there are no records on this rig. It obviously has not been titled in a long time. Forms required by Oregon dmv from these states are available online. complete and send in as part of the title process.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/1897892449.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Torrance, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

(06/12/2010) “This Jeep is the high hood model formerly containing the Hurricane 4 cylinder engine. It has been converted to a 231 Buick V-6 aluminum block engine with low miles. It also has a 4 speed Muncie transmission coupled to a Warn overdrive. It has new 1250 x 15″ tires, a new radiator, new starter, new clutch, new brake lines, new water pump and many other extras.”

 

 
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1942 MB Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750.

The body appears to be a MB body.

“1942 Willys Jeep. It was bought as a project car and I have put many hours into it. It is getting very close to being done but I know longer have the time and more so I am moving to Nevada this weekend and I can’t take it with me. I have the original bumper and windshield as well as over $1500 in new and used parts that will go along with it. I also have a soft top for it. Please contact me ASAP if you are at all interested.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A North Dakota $5999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

I think those are doors on the hood rather than a hood mod.  The jeep looks good.

“must sell!  runs perfect.  all restored. new top and doors. 3 speed. worth 15000.  other info or details call or text at 701-238-7735 thanks

http://nd.craigslist.org/cto/1892947134.html

 
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1962 DJ-3A Spring Hill, Mo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

For the condition, this looks like a good price.  There just aren’t that many DJ-3As in good condition for sale out there.

“Pretty clean 1962 Jeep flat fender, 2 wheel drive, has top, runs and is driveable. This is NOT your normal rust bucket, 99% rust free!! Please call my brother, he is the owner.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This was for sale on eBay in 2010.  Check out the work done to restore this.  Particularly interesting is the body’s sub frame.    I like the vintage looking tail lights — they 1950 Pontiac repop lights.

“I started out with a total scrap basket case. The entire Jeep is metal! Repop body panels are: front fenders, grille, hood, windshield frame(CJ3A) and the tailgate. I built the majority of the body tub which included all new floor braces made out of rectangular tubing. This body tub is far superior in strength when compared to the original design. Its not perfectly straight, i wanted it to look more original as they weren’t exactly perfect either. The only parts left on this Jeep when it left Toledo back in ’47 are the headlight buckets, the cowl section and the vin tag. I bought a repop passenger seat frame, the drivers seat is an original M38 seat frame(NOS). There is a custom made gas tank under the driver seat(approx. 12gal.) and a storage compartment under the passenger seat(lockable). All new Autometer gauges are used. The entire steering column including the steering wheel are brand new, the steering box housing is the original with all new guts and pitman arm. Hsa its original horn too! This Jeep includes the Best Top as seen in the pics and comes with the doors too. There is a small aftermarket heater on the passenger side. The radiator is a repop of the original. 1950 repop Pontiac taillights are used. The Jeep looks like it is white, it was supposed to be gray, but came out the colour you see in the pics, an off white that looks kinda gray, depending on the lighting.

I sourced a near mint ’48 CJ3A along with a ’79 DJ5 front axle that used to be in a postal Jeep, it has a ’78 CJ5 AMC Model 20 rear axle with 3:07 posi and aftermarket one piece axle shafts. Four repop leaf springs and gas shocks at all corners. The frame and axles were cleaned up and painted with POR15 as was the bottom of the body tub. The interior and inside the wheelwells are coated with DIY Hippo Liner. It has a set of 4 1/2ton Dodge steel rims with the centres trimmed out to fit the hubs along with a set of new baby moons. This Jeep also comes with an original implement hitch as seen in the pics. I made the custom front bumper, it looks original but was bent up out of 1/4″ flat plate to give the front frame horns more strength. This Jeep is a 2 wheel drive only.

This Jeep has a VERY RARE 1962 Chevy II 153ci 4 cyl engine!!! This block is date coded ’61, so its an early production one. The block has been bored .040, has N.O.S. Jahns domed racing pistions from the 1960’s yielding 11:1 compression, the head has been reworked to accomodate the biggest valves it can handle, it has a steel crank, the wildest hydraulic Competition Cams camshaft available for the street, custom made header and a custom made intake manifold with a Rochester 2bbl off a 283 on it sporting a tri-power top on the carb. The entire engine has been rebuilt and runs very strong and sounds great! Doesn’t sound like a rice burner 4 banger, it’ll idle at 550rpm and sounds hairy! Like the saying goes: No replacement for displacement! The transmission is a 1960 SM-420 bull low 4-speed. It leaks fluid and could stand a rebuild, it still works pretty good..”

Let’s start with some old pics of this build and work forward ….

Follow this link for more pics ….

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Late Model CJ-3B Catlettsburg, Ky $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The seller contacted me and wanted to update the listing. This CJ-3B has an OD rather than a PTO. Also, the seller has a good deal of images here. Finally, the engine is out, so it doesn’t run. This looks like it would make a great stock restoration projection.

(07/28/2010) “I purchased this jeep about 5 years ago with the intention of restoring it but have not had the time to do so. It has an overhead valve 4 cylander motor and lots of parts. It also an Overdrive.”

http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/1874519642.html

 
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1968 CJ-5 La Pine, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750.

This looks in good shape.

“A jeep with a lot of potential. 1968 CJ5. 225v6. T-14 3 speed Transmission. Lots of New parts. New Radiator, Front Wheel bearings. Brakes all the way around. New Clutch, Alternator, Regulator, battery and more. Needs some little things but not far off from being a real nice classic. I have many extra parts. Tranny, Transfer Case. Extra set of wheels with mud tires. Runs good. This is not a rig your gonna go 65 mph in. It is geared low and meant for play and trail driving. $2,750 OBO.”

 
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1944 MB Madera County, Ca $4000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

This seller listed this for sale back in 2008 for $5k.

“Selling my 1944 Jeep Willys – divorce, buy it before the Ex Takes it!  1944 Jeep Willys; Flat Head 4 cyl; T90 Tranny with 29 Tooth Transfer Case; 5:38 Gears; Dana 41 Posi Rear End; New Style Axles up front; Soft top with Doors; Non-Op registration; 8,000lb winch; Tow Bar; 31 inch tires; Excellent Hunting, Off Road and Snow Travel Vehicle. Call (559) 223-0597.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/1875763030.html

 
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1963 CJ-3B Prineville, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $5000

(07/19/2010) Looks great!

“I have a rare hard to find 3B high hood for sale . It has been in my family for twenty plus years . My grand father had it all rebuilt 18 years ago and then parked it in his shop for yhe next 15 years . I got it 4 years ago and fixed a few little leaks it had from sitting so long . It has a ford 289 V8 in it . The motor is pretty much stock other than headers . It also has saginaw power steering . This is as nice of high hood as there is around .I talso has new tires and wheels .”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Magnolia, DE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks like a pretty stock CJ-3A.

“ihave 1949 willys jeep 6v soft top & hard top and more needs mastercylinder come and get 3500.00”

 
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1958 CJ-5 Phoenix, Az $2250

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This looks pretty stock.

“Original Cj5 runs great and great for hunting, been sitting for years and started right up.
4 Cyclinder runs xlnt typical wear and tear on a 50 year old Jeep.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1858232833.html