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1952? CJ-2A JeepRod Nampa, ID $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Now priced at $2000 and located in Nampa.

(1030/2019) It appears to be a 2A body, give the ignition switch holes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814911889295291/

“4 wheel drive motor runs need fuel system flushed. Really cool project. Original motor.”

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Older text and pics: Continue reading

 
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CJ-5 Hardtop Butte, MT $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

This top has suicide doors. I’m not sure which model it is.

https://butte.craigslist.org/for/d/sheridan-hard-top-for-1950s-jeep/6970948108.html

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“Hard too that fits 1950’s Jeep M38, M38-A1, CJ5. In fair shape. Has suicide doors.
Asking $550. CASH ONLY!
Not interested in trades.”

 
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1947 Wagon Delivery Sedan Vestal, NY $12,300

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Interesting build.

https://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willya-sedan-delivery/6757536876.html

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“This is a western car that was brought East. It is the original body mated to an 83 Ford Ranger chassis and uses the Ford running gear, V6 and automatic. Lots of changes like reversed doors, power windows, electric wipers, power seat, remote door openers, custom taillights, custom bumpers, tinted glass, dual exhausts, custom paint and more. This is a street rod and it is licensed and on the road, driven only in the summer but driven everywhere. It runs along fine on the turnpikes and keeps up with traffic at any legal speed. I am downsizing my collection so I am not interested in any trades.”

 
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4 Door Wagon w/ Suicide Rears

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Scramboleer Dan shared an Old Willys Forum thread that has pics and a discussion of a 1954 four door wagon that has two rear suicide doors. Later on, the thread contains a video link with Paul Barry sharing a photo of a 3 door wagon with one rear suicide door. At this point, the unknown question is … was this modified at the factory, at Fairmont, or somewhere else? In the meantime, we all seem to be unanimous in our jealously of the new owner 🙂

http://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/showthread.php?13094-Suicide-door-Wagon-Does-exist (there are more pics in the thread)

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1947 CJ-2A Deer Island, OR $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2017) T.J. spotted this one on Facebook. The half top with suicide doors sure is unusual. I don’t recognize the top, but it looks pretty well built.

“1947 Willys Jeep, Rusty, missing some pieces, good clear title and ID tags,”

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/1947-willys-jeep/6439114061.html

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1944? Wagon JeepRod Chico, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,500

(08/16/2016) Nice looking ride.

“This is not a $50,000 car. It is an old school hot rod built by professional Jim Beechler, Fantastic freeway ride and a fun show car with several trophies. Its a driver.
454 Chev, ram-air with dual quads, Turbo 400
8″ Ford rear end
Mustang II front end
Jag headlights
Chopped, channeled, tubbed, z’ed, suicides, you get the idea.”

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1948 CJ-2A Maxwell, NE $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Is that Koenig hardtop? I’m just not sure. No description provided.

http://northplatte.craigslist.org/cto/5744756436.html

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Boston Top New Boston, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400

(02/02/2016) Here’s a rare hardtop.

“i have a cj2a willys hardtop. i bought it a couple months ago amd wrecked the jeep before i even used it. i drove like 6 hours for it and paid what im asking. its in awesome shape. this specific type is very hard to find its fully rivited together with cast aluminum edges. has both doors and hatch but need glass. i was gunna use plexi glass. doors are suicide style. ”

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1951 CJ-3A Apple Valley, CA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

Seller believes this was modified by Barris.

“I have a one of a kind 1951 Willys jeep hard top cj1a that i believe was made by Bairrs Customs in the late 1950s.”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/5400301258.html

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The Boston Top, an Aluminum Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Mystery solved. I found a couple brochures about this top. They were published in a 1947ish Willys Overland Equipment Book (thanks to Jon for letting me scan that particular folder). The suicide doors were original to this top. Examples of The Boston Top below:

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he first two photos show Spencer Landers’ top on two different jeeps.

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Close up of the corners.

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These photos show more examples of the top:

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1973? DJ-5 Toledo, OH eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

This has the short nose, so it’s most likely a pre-1972. It’s an odd one!

“The car is a clean example of a self assembled woody wagon. this is a one of a kind model .I am not the original owner , it was purchased in 2013 in Pembervlle Ohio. The body work was done by a retired highway patrol officer. that had a lot of time on his hands. I would like any interested buyer to inspect the vehicle before purchase”

View all the information on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Portland, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

Very interesting hardtop.

“1947 C2A Steel cab farm version with PTO transmission. Yes there is rust on body but it is all original. Original Go Devil 4cyl engine. Original seat frames, etc., etc.”

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1950 CJ-3A Byron Center, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

Rare suicide doors. Anyone recognize the hardtop? Could be a Blue Star aluminum top that’s been customized.

“cool little jeep from montana.very original late 40 early 50s. runs ,drives and stops.flat head 4cyl. has cool hardtop and rollbar with suicide doors. 6 volt with generator neat,neat,neat.”

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1942 Photo from Iceland

• CATEGORIES: Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

 This is an original press photo. Dept-U.S. Army Signal Corps.Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 6-1-1942.”

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1946 CJ-2A Warwick, RI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $2500. Has a Boston top.

(03/31/2014) The motor runs.

“46 cj2a has an early 60,s F head runs , was in a barn for 10 years It has some cracked fuel lines to the tank but fired up from a can, tank seems to be fine. Needs front floor work and side body work, prob no for the purist due to the later engine but would make a nice summer driver , has rear PTO setup,”

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1948 Truck Fairview Heights, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,900.

(02/12/2014) It looks well built.

“VERY– VERY– VERY RARE 48 WILLYS PICK UP

** Chopped– Suicide Doors
** High Performance 302 Ford V-8
** Power Glyde Trans.
** Floor Shifter
** Power Disc Brakes
** Headers
** Wood Bed
** Fuel Cell
** Rack and Pinion Steering
** All Steel Body
** New Satin Paint
** Brand new tires on front, Rears like new
** Sounds mean
Runs and stops great, It’s a blast to drive. There are very few of these Willys Picks up survivors left.”

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Half Top w/ Suicide Doors Piedmont, SD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $150.

This might be a home made top, but the suicide doors are unusual.

“I have a cab top from a CJ2A. Top and back are stainless steel and has suicide doors. Pictured is the top on my jeep. Good shape.”

 

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1947 CJ-2A Nehalem, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Blaine spotted this jeep with some nifty changes. The top is particularly interesting with its suicide doors.

“I am placing this posting for a friend. He does not hunt anymore. It is in very good condition has always been Inside can . It has a Ford V six engine, automatic transmission with a warning overdrive it cruises nicely at 65 mile-per-hour it has a hydraulic captein built into the fornt bumper there is no rust in the vehicle it runs excellent asking $5500 for it or best offer.”

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1948 Truck Louisville, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

This looks a well built custom truck for a good price.

“1948 Willys Pickup. Very very rare! 2WD. Only about 1,100 were made. It had less than 38,000 miles when it was turned into a hot rod truck. HP302ci built up with around 10,000 miles. Chop top, suicide doors, mustang 2 front end. Too many features to list. $8,000 cash, as low as I’ll go or will trade for a cool old car from the 50s-70s. You couldn’t build this truck for twice that amount.”

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1947? Wagon Central Florida **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

This has a few updates, like those suicide doors.

“this old rat has had some extensive thought and money put in it its on an s10 frame has a 318 dodge engine and a automatic 727 torkflite tranny power steering disc brakes it a cruiser front doors are suiside back hatch open split style all the interior is finished in teak and cedar nice wood floor with strips in the floor all the bells and whistles tons of lights, bucket seats with a jump seat in the back , dual exhaust led lights, all new gauges, speedo and a tack all mounted in the dash ready to drive or show asking 8,000”

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1945? Flattie Susanville, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500. Note the suicide doors.

“1945 Jeep has iron duke 4 cly engine with overdrive. It has hardtop with suicide doors good tires and runs great. Has tilt telescoping wheel with newer power steering box. This is a great deal…..Drive it home today.”

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1948 Jeepster Fenton, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Finished in yellow and blue, this Jeepster was restored and painted with PPG two stage paint, applied by John Johnson, then topped off with beautiful hand-painted graphics and pinstriping, done by Pete “Hot Dog” Finlan of Monster Garage fame. The paint is absolutely incredible, showing no imperfections and shining like the day it was finished! The customization didn’t stop at the paint job … this Jeepster has shaved suicide doors and a shaved power trunk! The front end of the Jeepster is all tube style with coil-overs and the rear end is a bulletproof Ford 9” 31 Spline. Not only was this rig made to turn heads, it was made to actually drive! More info on eBay”

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1960 CJ-6 Ortonville, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $825.

Either that custom top is made of lead, or this need new rear springs.

“1960 WILLYS JEEP CJ6 STRAIGHT CHEVY 6 CYL ENGINE, HAS ADAPTERS TO GO FROM CHEVY BELL HOUSING TO 4 SPD JEEP TRANS NEEDS WORK $825.

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1948 CJ-2A Boerne, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

You don’t see too many jeeps with Suicide doors.

“After about 12 years, way too much money and 1,000s of hours of sweat, I have completed a rebuild of this CJ2A.

Engine Components: new plugs, points & condenser, adjust timing, re-core radiator, rebuild starter, new flywheel, new coil, rebuild generator, new relay, completely rebuild the transmission (all new gears, synchronizers and bearings), all new wiring (front to back), new Solex replacement carburetor for the original Carter, new voltage regulator, plug wires, front lights, ignition switch, battery, horn.

Suspension: new springs and shocks. A steel plate for bed ( I put it under suspension because without the extra weight (250#), it beats you up), new A/T tires, new brakes and lines, Pitman arm, Tie rods.

Body (here is where it gets interesting): sanded and repainted original tub (there were 5 layers of paint to get off which included the original red that CJ2A’s came with).

I picked up a 1974 mailman’s carrier off of a ranch and fitted the top and windshield onto the CJ2A. This gave me an enclosed cab with a rear door and electric windshield wipers. Since the original doors slid on rails, I decided to hinge them and make them suicide doors. I had to custom build some latches. In response to some questions…YES, the top can be removed!

I added spot lights in the back so that I can have some light while closing gates. Put new padding and covers over seats. Painted the inside of the jeep. Remounted the spare tire carrier. I am sure I did some other things to it but I believe you get the gist of this project!”

 
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Unusual Hardtop Oak Harbor, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $600. **SOLD**

“Not too long ago I purchased a 1943 Ford GPW Jeep and it came with this hardtop already on it. I got it from a farm in eastern Washington near Yakima and was used as a cold weather top. Since I am in the process in restoring the Jeep, I’m not going to put the hardtop back on my Jeep, so it has to go! The top is from a late 1920’s to early 1930’s Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Buick. It has suicide doors, original rear view mirror and a windshield wiper motor (see photos). The body is sliver in color with red primer in places. It has a hole in the roof which is covered by a plywood board, which that whole area would have been cloth at one time. The windows on the doors are plexiglass and the rest of the glass windows are cracked bedsides the one on the driver’s side. Very restorable with minimal rust and no bad cancer areas.”