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1954 Modified CJ-3B Bloomington, CA $7500


This was built as a dunes jeep.

“1954 willys cj3b. has been stretched to 92 inches. primarily built to be used in the sand. but has been licensed and insured for the last 15 years that i have had it. engine started as a mid 60’s ford 428 cu in…… found in the kr500 shelbly mustangs. i took it down to bare block and built it to 435 inches with, 10.5 comp, aluminum edebrock heads, gear drive, comp solid cam, aluminum roller rockers, edel..broc performer intake etc. ended up with 500 hp. the trans is a built to the hilt c6 auto with b and m holeshot 2400 stall converter. has 5.38 rears front and rear. i originally built this motor for a shelbly close mustang or late 60’s fairlane to run brackets…..but work got in the way and never happened. needless to say this jeep runs on the street and in the sand very well. has msd billet distributor and msd7ml-2 ignition. which you can change rev limiter in seconds by chip change. will twist 7000 rpms…..but i run 6400 chip, car has gobs of torque. i now run a 770 holley truck avenger carb that works excellant in the dunes. think i still have a custom 1050 double pumper was completely rewired with a kit a few years ago and everything works. has a custom 5 core radiator with electric fan for auxillary. has trans oiler cooler with fan. jeep tilt wheel. 2 bucket seats with 3 inch harnesses. 2 stock under the seat gas tanks. street 33 inch tires on aluminum wheels. 16.50 paddles for the rear and 15.50 veritracs for the front. jeep still sits on leaf springs front and rear. rear end is a dana 44 postal with a detroit locker. the jeep is still 4 wheel drive and the front diff is a dana 30 with a power lock. for the doubters about the 44 and 30. i have never broken a front or rear axle in the 15 years of owning this jeep. it is a beast……on the asphalt i can roast the tires in 1st, hit second that will pin you in the seat with the tires still smoking and chirp them in 3rd gear. i do have a spare set of rear axles i bought years ago and have never needed. in the sand this jeep is a blast. for lots of years i have run the dunes with 2wheel drive jeeps and stay right with the best of them. body is fair condition. has a lot of bolt and screw holes that i was always going to weld up and never did. also on the drivers side that could use some tlc with some bondo. years ago i did some rust repair and got into the bondo where the stretch was done. all in all this is a cool jeep that has been around a long time and still sounds and runs badass! i am 66 years old, have 3 jeeps, just bought a rzr xp and am thinning out the herd. by no means have to sell this jeep and am not going to give it away. i probably over the years have $20,000 in it. i think when i built the motor i put probably $7500 in motor and trans. is a shame to let it sit and would like to see it back out in the dunes. not interested in any trades that i could think of, have lots of toys. any questions or want to talk call mickey 909 633 7487 ps this jeep is fun the go harass the big boys at route 66! theres more that 1 that have had a good view of my tail lights. probably have more pics on request.”

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1946 CJ-2A Wichita, KS $2000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2000

(11/14/2012) Lots of customization here.

1946 Willys set up for SBC and tranny, tub and frame where stretched 9inches, 4 inch springs over XJ axles, power steering, power brakes, brand new 35-12.5-15 Thornbirds on soft 8 rims, rhino lined inside, with race seats and harnesses, all new wiring and gauges please call for more info 316-305-5870

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1944 MB Coquille, OR $700


Here’s another MB with a rear that’s a little longer than normal.

“4 cyl. Rough body needs work. Currently not running.Possible trade. For more info call or text 541 297 6969 Ray”

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Anyone Recognize this Jeep?


Glenn would like to learn more about this jeep. If anyone knows more about it or knows whose it is, can you let me know.

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1947 CJ-2Aish Wilmington, NC $2800


UPDATE:   Price now $2800.

(07/11/2012) This is a CJ-2A body on some later model chassis (maybe CJ-5). The hood was lengthened, among other changes.  The front fenders are unusual.  This doesn’t run at the moment.

“I am selling a 1947 Jeep Willys. The Jeep was a gift for my graduation, but I just don’t have the time to put into restoring it. This Jeep is the civilian version of the exact vehicle used in WWII. The 1947 is harder to find than most CJ model Jeeps. The engine is a Chevy 305 V8 with an edelbrock carb. The transmission has been switched to automatic. There is surface rust on parts of the vehicle, but could be sanded out with a little work. The vehicle currently needs a battery and rear axle in order to run. I am including a recently purchased rear and front axle in this sale for no extra charge. The gauges and rear tail lights need re-wiring, but front lights and signals work just fine. This Jeep is a lot of fun on the beach and would be a great project for any classis car enthusiast. If you have any questions or would like to see the vehicle, please contact me by phone or email.

I’m looking for a fishing boat. I prefer center console, but would consider other options. The boat needs to be in good shape and include a trailer and motor. Email, call, or text if interested in trading. I do prefer pictures if available.

Thanks for looking. Cell – 336-214-7978″


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1953 M-38A1 Stretched Porter, Tx eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was on eBay. This might be the same as this one.

(06/17/2012) I’d like some better pics of this one.  Pretty neat.

“6 feet (and two rows of seats) added: 17 ft. total length
Seats padded for comfort in parades
Seat belts added for carrying children
Has loud siren
Turn signals added
In working condition
Winner will have to pick up the Jeep from Porter, Texas”

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1947 Wagon (former 4 door?) Memphis, Tn $3200

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

I can only hope that this formerly rare four door wagon was rusted beyond being savable, so was chopped down to a four door wagon.  One can always hope, right?  Never-the-less, the result is surely odd.

“1947 Jeep that was a 4 door has been shaved down to a 2 door single cab. 91 5.0 8 engine with 58,000 miles. Power steering, power brakes.F150 chassi and transmiission. Interior work needed. Runs great can drive away today. Email for more info. **Cash only when vehicle is seen/ picked up**”

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1947 CJ-2A Missoula, Mt $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

According to the Ad, somehow this has both the original running gear and the pickup running gear.  I can’t say I have ever seen a rear truck fender covered into a front fender and then melded together with part of a standard cj-2a fender.

“Vehicle has been customized, lengthend and widened by adding Jeep Pick-up running gear and fenders. has original 4 cylinder engine, and running gear. It is in good running condition. Owners manual available. More photos available.”

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Fiberglass Flattie Body Stretched Billings, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350

(09/27/2011) That is a seriously stretched body.

“I have a complete brand new fiberglass willys jeep body. I had extra re-inforcement in key areas by a fiblerglass shop, and also had them stretch it to allow room for rear seats (I have kids) Anyways the project got scrapped for another. I have 3k into this body. It has been notched to allow a small block chevy to fit in the engine bay. Also had reinforcement but more for the looks the inside is fitted with aluminum diamond plate and the outter body has tread plate accents.”

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1953 Stretched Wagon Belton, Mo

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

UPDATE:  This wagon was listed for auction on ebay in 2011, but didn’t sell.  The other day Buz spotted the forum where the builder documented how he constructed it.  It’s worth a look.   The wagon isn’t currently for sale.  The forum starts at page 7 of 7 then goes to page 1 and then forward (some system glitch at car domain).

It looks like there’s been some very good work done on this.

“Beautiful, 1 of a kind, Custom Built, 1953 Willys Stretched Wagon.  You’ll never see another like it! We started our project in January 2009 and finished in the summer of 2010.  We stretched a 2 door 1953 Willys Wagon into this 4 door Stretched Wagon, only one known to exist!.

Our Wagon features:

– Cummins 4BTAA Turbo Diesel Engine.  Engine direct from Cummins Central Power, Kansaa City (with warranty).  Making 22-24 mpg!! (US gallons).

– 5-speed manual transmission (NV4500), with dual range upgear.  4 wheel drive system.  Custom drive shaft, front & rear.  “PosiLock” on front diff.

– Custom Radiator.  “Spal” Electric fan.

– 4″ Aluminized Custom Exhaust.

– Custom Aluminum Fuel Tank, approx. 33 US gallons.

– Factory Dodge 3/4 ton brake set up.  Front discs, Rear drum.

– Custom body – (stretched 40″),

– 1997 Dodge 3/4 ton 4×4 HD chassis.

– Custom bumpers.  Custom side step running boards, with “Armor Liner”.

– Custom fenders.  Widened front fenders 4 1/2″.

– Custom hitch and 7 wire plug-in with electric brake controller, to tow your toys!

– Custom interior, front bucket seats, rear 60/40 folds down, seat material super suede (used in aircraft).  Oak floor slots with all stainless bolts.  Currently seats 5 with 6+ ft behind back seat with plenty of room for luggage or more seats.  3 lights in the headliner (front, mid, rear).

– “Ididit” brand tilt steering column and banjo “Grant” steering wheel.

– New antique style “Autometer” gauges.

– Custom sun visor, “Fulton” from the late 40’s early 50’s.

– Chrome mirrors.

– Tinted windows.

– Jerry gas can.

– Painted exterior eggshell Merlot, Interior Merlot (dash is gloss).

There is just too much to list, this is 1 of a kind!

This vehicle is 18 1/2 ft from front bumper to back of tow hitch, and it stands 6’11” tall.

We’ve been to numerous car shows and have won several trophies and plaques.  The Wagon has also been featured in a Cummins Newsletter.  No matter where you go in this, it draws looks and a crowd!

For pictures of our build, see our build page on  & search Willys Wagon and you’ll see our 1953 Willys Stretched Wagon.

Buyer is responsible for vehilce pickup &/or shipping.

It saddens me to part with this, but due to health, must sell.

For serious inquiries only, Call:  (816) 215-3105 (NO TEXTING)”

View all the info on eBay

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1940s Stretched CJ-2A (maybe CJ-2L?) Chattaroy, Wa $500


UPDATE:  This was ‘Make Offer’.  Now it is only $500.  This may have been one of the cj2a’s that was professionally extended and resold and called a CJ-2L.  Learn more about the CJ-2L here.

“flatfender willyz long wheel base model. have many parts that go with the rig but it is in rough shape. Call 509 991-3300 for info. no e-mails ”

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Year? Stretched CJ-3B Grants Pass, Or $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , , .

This has a rare Bobcat CJ-3B Hood.

“I am looking to sell or trade for a commuting car, street bike or a yota open to anything as long as it is a vehicle. CALL or TEXT 761-2808
The Jeep is a 1949 Willys on a custom 2×6 frame
Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear shortened and braced
38″ swampers
327 v8
It is street legal!
Will throw in a BRAND NEW 8000lb winch w/remote if the deal is right
BAD: Steering comumn has play and the box leaks a little. I have another steering column for it
And this is a crawler! And I dont have a top or doors for it only a weathered bikini top”

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Unusual Stretched CJ-3B Port St. Lucie, Fl $4500


UPDATED:  Price dropped to $4500

(02/17/2011) This appears to be a painted version of this rig, which was for sale back in 2009.

“This is a one of kind custom CJ-3B 4X4 Buggy with Florida state registration and title. You could have a lot of fun cruising up and down the coast safely with your sweetheart.

The body is all new metal welded to the front end of a CJ-3B then covered with epoxy bed liner for maximum rust and corrosion protection.
Full roll cage and side steps covered with black bed liner.
The frame was sandblasted then covered with black epoxy bed liner.
The front windshield has been powder coated with new rubber seal and safety glass.
Custom made leaf springs with Rancho Shocks,
Chevrolet half ton front end and rear axle with custom heavy duty drive line.
(4-11 gears). Rear axle has been updated with anti slip differential locker
Mickey Thompson (Five tires) 35×12.5 tires mounted on black 6 lug rims,
Chevrolet 350, V8 engine, 4bbl carburetor,
Aluminum Heavy duty radiator
Heavy duty alternator
Turbo 400 automatic with Hurst shifter,
Power steering,
Power brakes,
Custom heavy duty tie rod
Duel exhaust,
Bucket seat with center lock box with rear rumble,
High lift jack, tool box,
Half top with storage bag.
I am including a box full of new accessories to be installed.
You can own this buggy for under $10,000.00
Serious inquires only!** NO SCAMS****Please call 772-882-8885″

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1942 GPW Oregon House, Ca $2000


This sell has a variety of projects for sale.  The tub is certainly unusual.

CALL 530-692-1426 OR 53218-6348″

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1947 CJ-2A Former long bed Body Wenatchee, Wa $100

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This is interesting.  This used to be an extended CJ-2A, but has been cut back down to a stock size.  The rollcage is only $50, which is a great price.

“Flat fender jeep body. Has the general rust under the passenger seat and drivers side. It was a rare long bed that in the 50’s I road in. But between then and when I bought it someone cut it down to a regular CJ2A size. the cut is just stitiched and needs finishing. Overall its not a basket case but will be a good project. I also have a roll bar that is custom for a 2A for $50 that is sitting on it and a windshield that needs the inner piece and a new panel across the front for $50. There are side diamond plate for the foot rest and along the side for $50 and some other 2A and 3A parts. I also have a complete project jeep for $1300. Body needs some work but for its age is better than most. You buy the project I will throw in the body listed above for any part it may need. I have L head motors that will need rebuilding for $300.”

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1957 Flattie Inland Empire, Ca Call for Price


This looks like a well built rig. If the body is stretched, it isn’t obvious. The front fenders and hood might have been stretched though.

“1957 jeep willys, 500 hp small block, stand alone fuel injection (fully tunable) Malote streched custom body, built c5 with lowered planetary gears, dana 300 low gear transfer case, dana 44 front and rear custom built with detroit lockers and 4.27 gears, cv driveshafts by tri county, disc brakes front and rear, custom paitnt, custom fuel cell, custom guages, this has been a complete build and is turn key ready to go play, need nothing othe that a new home, make offer or trade nine 0 nine 2six2 0706 call with cash text with trades”

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Stretched CJ-2A Body Garden Grove, Ca $300

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It looks like this was stretched some time ago based on the rust.

“For sale is a Jeep CJ2A body that has been stretched to fit on a CJ7, Wrangler or Chevy Blazer frame. Come with vin tag. $300 714-318-9381.”

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1951 CJ-3A Project Billings, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This is a project.

“So Heres the deal I have this willys jeep project I started years ago. The tub is fiberglass, stretched 15inches by a fiberglass shop. I have a roll cage that was built by a offroad shop in utah. the whole thing is mounted on a chevy fram with skid plates for the engne tranny and fuel tank. There is a cage in the engine bay tied into the main cage. Was set up with a SBC 350…. I will sell the body for 1700 OBO I have over 3500 in it already, on top of the glass work and extension I had diamond plate kickguards with step reinforcements built as well as aluminum Tread plate on the inside and a tread plate top rail. Would take 2500 OBO for the chassis body and cage. The rear bumper has a built in reciever and swinging tire carrier the front bumper has build in winch mount.”

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1948 CJ-2A Quinct, Ca $950


The body has been extended in the middle.

“Ford 302 engine runs good, running gear/4 wheel drive are working. Climbs and crawls like a goat with hiking boots. Needs brake cylinder at right front. It is currently registered and street legal. Remodeling the house and have no time or money for extra toys. Body is rough and many patches made to it…but hell it’s a jeep. $950 will take it. Will want to trailer it or drive it home in granny gear. Calling would be quickest way to reach me 530-258-1798. Rick”

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Year? CJ-2Aish Republic, Mo $400

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

This is unusual.  I’ve never seen a mod quite like this.  I’s really like a closer look to see exactly how this was done.

“i have a willys jeep. im not sure the excact year. 6cly engine, 3 speed manual trans. needs alittle cosmetic work but for the most part its pretty solid. no title. no emails please. call justin @ 417-840-6343″

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Year? CJ-2A Coeur D Alene, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

This looks like a great price and a fun restoration.  It would be useful to see just how this was stretched. This could be a rare CJ-2L. This it the 5th one I have heard about or seen in the Pacific Northwest. You can see other stretched jeeps here. This looks like a good price.  This almost looks like an old lefty, too.

“It’s all there but will need complete resto.Was stretched by a previous owner.Wheel studs are broken on front axle,so will not hold wheels. No title.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, Wa $1500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500.

(07/15/2010) The seller doesn’t mention that this body has been stretched.  I wonder if those are actually chrome headers rather than stainless headers.

“For Sale.  1948 Willys CJ2 with PTO. •1966 Buick 225 V6 – Runs good. •Stainless steel headers & exhaust system. •Oversize brakes. •Lock out hubs. •New master & clutch slave cylinder. •Valid clear title. •Missing data plate. •Needs to be rewired + minor mechanical. Great restoration project! Call Al at 509-536-6382, if no answer, please leave message. PRICE REDUCED TO $1500″

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LA JEEP Book Cover


I can’t remember where I ran across this photo, but I found it on my desktop waiting it’s turn to be shared with readers.  I thought it was a great example of a stretched mb/gpw.  I haven’t ordered the book yet, but you can find the book at Amazon here for $34.16.

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1947 CJ-2A Gaithersburg, MD $5995


Here’s an unusually stretched CJ-2A.

“Unique extended body, 18 “ in middle and 18” at rear. Great metal condition (top and bottom) for a 62 yr old vehicle. New brake system(master cyl, lines, hoses, shoes, wheel cyl), stops great, quiet engine runs like a top, 20-40 lbs oil pressure, 7,900 original miles, new gauges, no cracked glass, new OD seat covers, running temp is fine, new head gasket, shifts fine, good clutch, no ‘death wobble’, tires balanced and 4 wheel alignment done June 10th 2010, all gear oils recently changed, tight shifter, 134ci flathead 4 cyl, charged 1942 CO2 US Navy Fire Extinguisher, Replica 50 cal gun with ammo box and dummy rounds, manual windshield wiper, tight steering, horn works fine, all lights work, manual turn signaling by driver, Bikini top, Drives at 45 – 50 mph with no problems, 10 gal fuel tank with manual gauge, Great parade vehicle with rear seating for 6 to 8, tires are 2 years old with a lot of miles left, exhaust system is fine and quiet, Original radiator works perfectly with no leaks and has not been repaired to my knowledge. Quite an attention-getter. Will consider partial trade for a 1964 Mercury Comet 2 dr HT / coupe V8 that’s legally tagged and safely drivable. Email for a prompt response. CASH, Wire Transfer ONLY. Clear Title. Will consider free delivery up to 60 miles from 20882

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Column Shift Stretched CJ-2A Bonsall, Ca **SOLD**


This was bought.  Interestingly enough, it’s registered as a CJ-2L.  You can learn more about it here.

So, get it while it lasts and then drop ewillys a donation for finding this extremely rare vehicle for you!

1946 Willys Jeep stretch ….$1850.00 o.b.o. No emails please….Come check it out and make an offer!”