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1946 VEC CJ-2A Pittsburgh, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5300.

Has the square bolt heads on the windshield.

“Solid, one of the very few made runs drives stops everything works ”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Milwaukee, WI For Trade


It’s missing a few stock details (pto bar and rear lights), but otherwise looks in good shape.

“Fully restored numbers matching 1946 CJ2A Willys Jeep painted in the factory yellow color. Original drive train. This Jeep runs and drives and stops fine. Everything operates as it should. Also has Rebuilt engine. Im exploring a trade for an equal value RUNNING AND DRIVING RESTORED Model A Ford in Trade. I will NOT chop up your Model A for a hotrod or ratrod. It will be driven and enjoyed like I did with the Willys Jeep. Please, dont contact me if you’re not serious or with a fixer upper.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Wyoming, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Might be worth a look.

This is an early CJ2A Willys Jeep with a column shift. Jeep was originally green with yellow wheels. Tub and frame have original matching vin tags. Trans and transfer case are original. I have another original column that goes with including new shift rods. Engine is free but has small crack in water jacket. I am including another early cj block that is in good shape. I wanted to restore this one as column shift jeeps were only made for a few months. Plans have changed so it is up for sale.”


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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Apache Junction, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,800.

(11/10/2019) There might be enough room under that hood bump to fit a jet engine! Jeep appears in good shape.

“Complete restoration a few yrs ago. 119 miles on new willys engine. Have full vinyl enclosure w/doors. Will consider partial trade – have clear title. Located in A.Junction.”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC Stillwater, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Appears worth a look. Has newer engine.

“Early production Willys, with the die marks on the driver’s side of the body. Runs. Drives. Stops. Has Chevy iron Duke engine, original transmission. 4WD works great. Comes with top and doors, body has some rust but tub is still solid as a whole”


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2 CJ-2As Daggett, CA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000

(12/16/2020) The running one is a VEC. The parts jeep is a column shift.

“I have for sale 1 complete 1946-48 Willys Jeep and 1 parts Jeep, I also have some extra engine parts that i will throw in the deal. The complete Jeep runs and the engine was a brand new military crate motor that my father installed many years ago, the Jeep has been parked ever sense and only has a few miles on the new motor, $ 5,500 If you have any questions please PM, thanks.”

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1946? VEC CJ-2A Coos Bay, OR $1800


Listed as a 1946, this VEC could be a 1945 given the rear floaters. That said, there’s lots of rust.

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“I have a collection of 1946 VEC CJ2A Jeep parts for restoration or just parts. I was going to restore this but I have an aircraft restoration project that is more demanding of my time.

Parts include: Rolling chassis, (full floating rear axle), with tub, 5 mounted like new 600×16 military NDT tires, engine, transmission/transfer case, radiator, rear driveshaft, drivers seat frame, non-VEC windshield frame, tailgate, hood, front fenders and grill.

Couldn’t find an engine id number in the usual two places/pads but the cylinder head is the early smooth top design. The engine turns over with a wrench and the crank pulley nut looks correct for a VEC.
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1944? CJ-2A? VEC? Coleman, TX **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $5000.

(08/23/2019) Listed as a 1944, this has a variety of CJ-2A parts on it. The body appears to be a VEC body. Needs a closer look to sort things out.

“Titled 1944, but have been told body is 45 or 46, engine is 46. Runs and drives, not bad for overall shape. Have all new seats with cushions, new tires, starts right up. Trades possible.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Coos Bay, OR $1800


It looks to be a pretty early one.


“I have a collection of 1946 VEC CJ2A Jeep parts for restoration or just parts. I was going to restore this but I have an aircraft restoration project that is more demanding of my time.

Parts include: Rolling chassis, (full floating rear axle), with tub, 4 like new 600×16 military NDT tires, engine, transmission/transfer case, radiator, rear driveshaft, drivers seat frame, non-VEC windshield frame, tailgate, hood, front fenders and grill.

Missing parts: Front drive shaft, exhaust system, fuel tank, VEC windshield frame, passenger seat frame and both rear axles.

The tub is interesting in that there is and opening around the steering column for the column shift linkage it also has the cover and mounting holes that look original for a floor shift. The trans I got with it is a top loader T90 floor shift.

There is the usual rust in the floors, toolbox and hat channels.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Auburn Hills, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1946 Willys Jeep 2a. Project Jeep. Mostly complete. The motor did run before I pulled it. It will need some sheet metal replaced. Motor is original and so is the whole drivetrain. It has a rare column shift transmission in it. The wheels on the Willys are not included. I will however include the original wheels that came with it instead. Im firm on the price, no trades. Michigan titled.

For sale till add is deleted.
Also, I do have another Willys, a 1948 2a. From Wyoming and still titled as such. $6000. for that one, a turn key jeep. E-email me if interested in that. Not yet listed.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Menlo Park, CA $8500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(11/03/2019) It’s got a column shift and tool indents.

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“Selling my 1946 Willys Jeep. This is the Civilian Model with three on the tree. It is Street Legal and Off Road Ready. This is great for around town and off-road…great hunting vehicle. Runs and looks great. This goes up the steepest of terrains with low gear 4WD like a tank. Many Extras: new soft top, extra rebuilt starter (original), outdoor rain cover, custom raised back bench, custom safari seat covers from Africa, tow hitch, tow harness and more. Easy to maintain. Fun to drive (lots of looks) and great investment. Call to see. Asking $9,000 or best reasonable offer”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Bangor, PA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $800.

The VEC body is rough, but this does have column shift parts and a supersonic head.

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“1946 Willys Jeep 4×4, incomplete, no paperwork, no title, I mistakenly paid 1500 for this and now willing to lick my wounds after a dip in lake stupid. I was told this is a 1946 as it is a 3 speed on the column, and has the two sticks on the transmission.
Lets be clear, I do not need a lesson on values, on what it takes to re-do a Willys, to be honest I don’t need anymore lessons on anything.
What you see is what you get, there is no secret stash of New Old Stock parts that I am squirreling away.
We almost had it running, lost spark and interest when the rotor fell apart, engine block is good, turns over no problem, and is very complete, was told early block as it has an “oval pad” behind the oil filler.
Has locking hubs, and a pretty decent frame, not trying to be rude in my description, oh well sorry my wife doesn’t like me either, so ill get over it. Its like a 1947 1948, and maybe a 1949
Happy to answer any questions that I have not covered, and this is located in BANGOR PENNSYLVANIA 18013
if that’s not in your Gas Monkey wheel house to get to that’s ok too.
God Bless, and have a wonderful day.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A New River, AZ $3000


This VEC appears to be # 22678. For some reason there are no indents.

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“Selling my project 46 cj2a. I was planning on restoring it and building it but plans have changed. It has a dauntless v6, 3 speed trans, twin sticks, reupholstered seats, original data plates which are hard to find, and a fairly rust free body. No rust holes! The hood and fenders are taken off at the moment but I can put them back on if need be. It is a project, but it runs, drives and stops and all gauges work accurately.

Needs paint, body work, probably a little more tuning with the carb, and wiring for the lights. I can finish the body work and paint but we would have to work out a price. Overall is a really cool little project. Not firm so send in some offers or trades! Serious inquires only, no low ballers please. Possible delivery, I have it on the trailer already”

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Maurertown, VA $8500


Listed as a 1947, it appears to have a VEC CJ-2A body.

“47 willys jeep cj2a. Fresh rebuilt engine transmission an transfer case runs an drives little to no rust. New tires/ shocks/ master cylinder/ carburetor /oil pump/ fuel pump/ new wiring /wipers/ seats/ gauges/seatbelts/aluminum radiator/ new soft top and door/ heat. Has new cluch an presure plate/ fly wheel ringan strarter bedix Also have a few extra parts. Call for details thank for looking..”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Luxemburg, WI $6500


UPDATE: Still Available. Was listed as a 1946; Now listed as a 1947.

(10/06/2019) Has the indents, so likely a VEC.

“Runs – Drives – Stops
Full soft top(doors included)
Rebuilt: Motor / Trans / T-case
Original L-134 Go Devil
4wd and Lo work great
Tool-slotted tub
Good tires
Solid frame
Price Negotiable. Cash Only.”

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Year? CJ-2A? VEC? Coleman, OK $5000


Listed as a 1944, this has a mix of mostly CJ and a few military parts. To me, it’s most likely a VEC CJ-2A.

“I bought this 1944 willy’s for my dad to restore, he just didn’t have the time or energy. It has a 1946 3 cylinder engine in it, runs good. New tires, new seats and seat cushions, including the back seat”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Escanaba, MI $16,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/17/2019) This has a dual master cylinder power booster brake setup.






“1946 Willys, very early civilian, completely restored. Rare column shift. New items Stock: Tub, Fenders, Windshield, Seats, suspension. Rebuilt items: Motor original flat head “Go Devil.” Rebuilt Tranny, Rebuilt Transfer, Rebuilt differentials. Original rims and new tires. New additions to stock that can be easily removed. Overdrive unit, Lock out hubs, Best Top Soft top, Aftermarket Heater, turn signals and lights, LED windshield mounted light, electric wipers, vacuum booster for stock brakes. Frame was sand blasted, treated for future rust and painted. Body was treated for future rust and painted. Way too much work to mention here also have the original tub, additional tranny, motor parts, transfer case, diff parts fuel tanks and body parts.

What don’t work: small oil leak in filter line, Speedometer. The speedo had been changed so we trusted it, alas we shouldn’t have. All new cables though and gear etc.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Albert, KS $4995


Has some steering updates (#19399).

“Original 4-cylinder motor, 3 speed transmission, 4 WD, with Chevy Power Steering.
Camo Paint job.”

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1946? VEC CJ-2A Albany, OR $1500


Looking for an odd VEC CJ-2A? Look no further. It also has some value just in the combat rims.

“Has been sitting in my garage the last few
years, and I now know I will never finish the project, The engine is froze It is an F head engine I remove the head, number four cylinder is froze the rest probably are stuck as well, It is still fixable, Overall condition seems to be really good, it has a three speed shifter on the steering column
Pop out front windshield works, it has a metal top with doors, and at some point somebody added about a foot to the back of the jeep box. Will sell for 1500 or trade”

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1949 CJ-3A Pipestone, MN $3950


Chandler’s is selling his CJ-3A that has a VEC CJ-2A body.

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“CJ3A with very rare 2A body (has MB side panels for shovel and axe on drivers side) Runs and Drives. frame has been painted with pour 15 anti rust paint. Was converted to 12v system. New clutch, new electric fuel pump, new drivers seat, New front bumper, new electrical, new ignition new gas tank painted with Berliner. Runs and drives, and shifts nice, needs lineage for clutch adjusted. Body is in great shape newly patched floor panels and side walls with correct sheet metal, 4 small spots fixed with bondo. Entire underside of body painted with pour-15 anti rust paint. bed patched and painted with pour-15 and bed liner. Rope, and grill cover not included”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Minnetonka, MN $2000


Runs and drives.

“1946 Willys Jeep, exact to Army issue, runs & drives, fair condition.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Crawler Colorado Springs, CO $7500


Lots of updates to this VEC CJ-2A.

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“-Chevy Vortec 4.3L V-6 engine and 4L60E Automatic transmission from Blazer with less then 60K Miles.
-Dana 44 front and rearSpartan locker in rear with new Dutchman axles.
-New brakes all around.
-Body undercoated with rust prevention, heat shielding paint.
-Inside coated with truck bed-liner.
-Tilt steering wheel
-GPS speedometer.
-New gauges.
-Totally rewired.
-New aluminum radiator
-New soft top
-New seats
-Nice tires and rims.
-Dana 300 transfer case with twin shifter.
-New gold Warn hubs.
-Clear Colorado TITLE

Runs well and is all there for what ever custom touches you want to finish yourself. This is a rock crawler not a highway queen so don’t expect it to drive like one. Radiator has a pinhole leak but besides that every thing is good to go.

$7,500 cash or trade. Just seeing what is out there. Let me know what you have.”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Berwick, NH $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000 on Facebook:

Travis shared this ad. It looks like the floor and wheel wells have been repaired. Seller has extra parts that go with the sale.

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“46 willy’s CJ2 jeep, 4 wd, hi/lo, runs and drive good, new brake lines, brakes, water pump, 12 v. alternator, seat covering, top, painted in the past 2 years, Mohawk Chief tires, 2 shovels, fire ext, axe, first aid,ammo box, has spare engine, transmission,transfer, front & rear end, heater plus more.”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Prescott, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(05/04/2019) This has some tool indents, but the gas inlet is missing (probably removed, as the gas tank sits in the cargo area now). Strangely, there appears to be also a custom tank underneath the cargo area.


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1946 CJ-2A Houston, TX $13,900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,900.

(12/17/2018) Looks in good shape.

“Restored 1946 Willys CJ-2A. It is equipped with a Flathead 4-Cylinder Motor, Single-bbl Carb, 3-spd Manual Transmission, 6-Volt system, and Drum Brakes all around. The engine, transmission and 4×4 are in great condition. There are no noticeable rust issues. The paint and interior are in good condition.

All matching and brand new tires: Falken Rocky Mountains

Mileage: 21099
Engine #: 2.2 Willys Go-devil
3 on the tree, three speed manual transmission”

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