How about that windshield?
“1942 Willies Jeep, motor does turn over. $800 541-530-4454″
How about that windshield?
“1942 Willies Jeep, motor does turn over. $800 541-530-4454″
UPDATE: Back on eBay
(10/23/2012) This has an unusual story.
“O.K. military personnel, here’s your chance to own an iconic piece of history. This is an authentic 1942 Military Jeep (Ford GPW); matching frame and I.D. Plate. This jeep is probably one of the numerous leftovers from World War 2, Asian theater, as it was rebuilt at the 229TH Ordnance Base Depot, Oppama Ordnance Shop (OOS), located in Japan.
I’ve been told that this was a former Japanese navy aircraft rebuild facility located in Yokohama, Japan and was converted to the 229TH Ordnance Base Depot, after the war; much of what they rebuild went to the Korean conflict. I corresponded with a soldier who was stationed there during that time period and he told me that depot rebuilds were performed at the component level; every piece removed and replaced. That may account for jeeps that we find with a mixture of GPW and MB parts on them. I’m not sure if that is when my jeep was fitted with the body tub and windshield for a recoilless rifle, but it is a recoilless rifle version although it has round buttons on the rear tool boxes which suggest it is a MB tub.
According to Fred W. Crismon’s book U.S. MILITARY WHEELED VEHICLES, recoilless rifles were first tried in April 1945 on flat fendered jeeps. It became more commonplace during the 1950’s on M38 (flat fendered) and M38A1 (curved fender) jeeps although my body tub still has the gas tank filler under the seat suggesting an earlier version. The open back of the body tub suggests to me that this tub may have been designed for use with the latter M79 mount instead of the earlier version M75A1 mount, but I don’t know.
Therefore, I can’t be sure when it was installed unless this information is part of the Ordnance Depot Job Order Number detail, and I’m not sure if that data is still available. I don’t have the recoilless rifle and mount, but they do appear for sale from time to time which would significantly increase the value of the jeep. Included with the jeep is an authentic tow bar and 1951 Dunbar trailer. I’ve been told that the trailer is a typical companion of a recoilless rifle for carrying ammo and ancillary items for operating the rifle.
Somehow the jeep ended up in the Greek Army and was then imported to the USA. This I believe to be true because we found Greek coins inside the tub. The jeep is drivable and I used it mostly for running errands. I’ve taken it to a couple of car shows and it cruises at 60 mph with no shake or shimmy. Every time I drive it people beep their horns, wave, crowd around it, and want to talk about it – really a lot of fun.
UPDATE II: This may be the same jeep for sale here and listed in Las Vegas.
UPDATE: This seller says this jeep has a Cooper top, but it looks just like a Muller to me. Maybe they are one-in-the-same?
(09/16/2012) At first I thought this flattie was the same as this 1948 CJ-2A out of Fresno. However, look more closely and there are a few differences. According to the ads these have different engines (304 vs 289). And, this one has no hood scoop, while the other does. They have different steering wheels. One has a wiper, while the other is missing a wiper. So, I’m inclined to say that this is different from the one listed in Fresno. Here are similar flatties.
“This is a custom built 1948 willys jeep body, has been built right from the ground up. starting with the high front windshield with the cooper top, brand new custom interior, very comfortable seats from a 1962 Ford Thunderbird, So-Cal gauges, and American auto wire 15 circuit wiring harness. Then we go under the hood and find a 1969- 302 Windsor with World products J- series cast iron heads ored out to 0.20 over,Keith Black pistons, Edelbrock Performer series cam-shaft, timing chain,intake manifold and 500 CFM choke carburator, coupled to a 1969 C4 3 speed autumatic transmission with a stage 2 shift kit and 2000 stall converter built by B&M Custom Transmissions. Dana 25 front axle (427 gears) and a Dana 44 rear axle with 427 gears as well. Then we added a Spicer model 30 transfer case. This little yellow monster is a blast to Start, Drive, ride in you name it, 100% FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!”
Unusual windshield setup. Good jeeping drivetrain.
“1948 Willys CJ2A
#44 Rear, posi
530-642-8470 NO CALLS AFTER 9pm”
Bill spotted this unusual CJ-2A windshield the other day. He noted the welds look professional and as stock as other windshields he’s seen. Anyone seen anything like this one?
He writes, “It didn’t appear homemade and I didn’t see any welds or cuts that don’t look factory. I did roll it back and looked at the sheet metal on the front – it was neatly rolled and spot welded – very factory-like.”
UPDATE: Now on Craigslist.
(07/17/2012) The windshield looks like a CJ-3B windshield, only taller? Or is that my imagination. The installation of the steering wheel was unusual . . .
“This is a 1948 jeep willys. Many mods/upgrades have been done. It has a compklete fiberglass body kit installed. It has a v-6 225 with headers and a holley intake. The motors runs but may have a blown head gasket, mily oil. It has a pto with a 10,000# winch. Also, having cnc hyd. conversions with rack and pinion steering. The tires are like new goodyears. Although this is a complete running jeep it does need work. I have a clear MI title but the vin tag is gone from previous body change. Call 419-602-3343. 1500 firm. Other parts aval. ”
The paint on the driver’s side seems a little odd. This has the ventilated windshield, the 2/3 1/3 seat, and only 18,000 miles.
“1960 Willy’s CJ5 Jeep, shows 18,000 miles. L-head Jeep engine, gone through on top end (valves). Starts, stops, and runs terrific…very dependable. Five like new 15″ mud/snow tires on five white spoke rims. Has Factory original full front seat (seats 3), and ventilated windshield…”opens like older Jeeps”. New plugs and wires. Passenger seat recovered. New red and black paint. Call us with any questions. Make a great huntin’ rig. Call Len 406-848-7043″
This has a variety of upgrades. The grille reminds me of a Nuffield.
“All steel body, no rust or damage, stock 81″ wheel base
complete frame including spring hangers etc. are boxed in
Hi- Performance 350 cubic inch. fresh small block, Turbo 400 trans, Electric lock up torque converter Halibrand quick change rear end (extra gear sets)
Chrome custom headers, custom made hood all steel Custom body work
Exhaust exit out of rear of body, flaring on wheel wells
license plate recessed, Enlarged windshield, frenched head lights / custom grill
Stainless fuel tank, electric fan, custom trans oil cooler and air inlet
custom Fresno top side panels included, tilt steering wheel /power steering
disk brakes all around, double chain driven transfer case
chrome traction bars, roll cage, bucket seats, recessed firewall
Ive owned this Jeep for over 37 years garage kept
This has the modified windshield.
“1952 Willys Jeep, 302 Ford, 4wd, automatic, needs work, $3000 or best offer. Serious inquiries only 209-617-9158.”
(11/17/2011) This is a nice build. I think the thunderbird seat looks good in it. Here are similar flatties.
“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2AAll Original Steel
ENGINE1965 Ford 289 340hp 10-1compFord C-4 Automatic TransmissionSpicer 20 transfer caseMSD Ignition system100 amp single wire 12v GM AlternatorWalker Aluminum crossflow radiatorCustom fender exit headers aluma-coatedEdelbrock fuel pumpAluminum intake and water pumpVery well built and runs great!
SUSPENSIONRancho Leaf springs and hangers front/rear stock heightRancho shocks in all cornersDana 25 axle in front, openDana 44 axle in rear, open4:27 gear ratioWarn locking hubsDual power drum brakes31-10.50/15 Dominator AT Radial tires 15×8 US Mag steel wheels
EXTERIORCOOPER removable topSnap on clear side curtains, not pictured, very good conditionCustom rear bumperOriginal Military flip-up headlightsOriginal Military teardrop running lights, Ford script F on top, with slat covers12 gallon steel fuel tank in the frame rails, not under the seatsOriginal Black Ca license plates
INTERIORSO-CAL 6 gauge one piece dash boardAmerican Auto 15 circuit wiring system1962 Thunderbird seatsSO-CAL brake and throttle pedals
STORY BEHIND THIS LITTLE JEEPMy buddy is the second owner of the Willys, it’s been in his family since 1967. His dad bought her from a neighbors wife after the original owner passed away. Most of the modifications were done in the 60′s, she’s all original steel and been kept in that 60′s style. The springs and shocks have been upgraded and motor was rebuilt about 5 years ago, the 5k miles is original to the motor and the speedo reflects it. The paint looks very good, there is a few scratches where your feet drag getting in. The body seams were all welded properly, not just covered up and there has never been any body rust. The most off road she’s seen is Deer Hunting, so mainly Forrest type roads and never been wrecked. It’s a great little rig that would make a cool daily driver or weekender.”
The windshield is unusual, but looks like a good build.
“541-223-5404. This is a 1948 Jeep willys with 2540 miles. Automatic trans, and the engine is . The drive type is . Over-size tires,Power Steering,Leather,Premium Wheels.”
This has the windshield modification on a CJ-3A windshield. Note the lack of windshield wipers though.
“1950 jeep willy 4 cyl,33″ tires,all brake system replaced, good toy, strong jeep no rust!!!! Clean tx title Open to trades 915-329-5960 text or calls”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800
(06/18/2011) This looks like it has a custom windshield similar to these others.
“1946 Willys Jeep MB Series, 4 x 4, runs good, full rollbar, towbar, extra parts, fold down windshield, good brakes & wheel bearings, overall good condition, great hunting vehicle. $4800 Call 530 679-0290″
UPDATE: Still Available
(06/22/2011)This has the expanded windshield modification.
“This is a 1947 Jeep with 283 1957 chevy engine 4 barrel Holy carb w/ Holly intake manifold all Mallory ignition w/Optimun battery, w/new lock outs, body repainted in 2010,US Marine Corps theme W/Decals Related to the Corps. Engine to the best of my knowlage has been rebuilt. All it needs is valve cover gaskets that I didn’t get put on yet. Has new 4 pt seat belts in it. Newly powered coated roll bar, dual mufflers with alum steps on each side, chrome grill. Just put on Aluminum wheels. Tires are 33in super swampers. LED brake lights (new also) and has new turn signals. Replaced both rear axles in winter of 2011. Very good comfortable seats. Spare tire is brand new, Front disc brakes. Also with winch.. Has two milatary gas cans mounted on rear not shown. When I first bought it I couldn’t find serial no. Took it to level (1) inspection and had a new number assigned to it. Every thing about registration was a real hassel but got it done. Have title and regestration. This Jeep is fun and will go anywhere you want to go and licenced for the street. Phone no. is 319-215-0353 and is located in Apache Junction.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(12/12/2010) Here’s a CJ-2A worth a closer look. The windshield also looks a little unusual. Based on the pics at the bottom, I’d guess this was an aftermarket extension (rather than a custom job).
“1946 Willys cj2a Jeep. This Jeep starts runs and can be driven. It is in very good shape for 64 years old. It has a PTO driven winch mounted on the front bumper. The seats have been recovered. it has new fuel lines and a new 6 volt battery. The Jeep has a leak in the brake system.
The jeep came from a cabin in northern Arizona town. It also has some 1950s modifications, that extends the rearend for extra storage. This jeep has a valid Arizona Title and is priced for a quick sale this weekend. Call 480-215-2697. $1900.00″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200. Great price.
(09/17/09) This looks more like a MB body. And, it looks like a pretty good price given the winch, rollcage, and overdrive.
“1948 Jeep CJ2A, $3000.00 or Best Offer, 4-cyl F-Head, 3-speed trans w/OD, 8000 # Warn winch w/ remote, Tube bumpers front & rear, Chevrolet tilt wheel, 31 inch tires. Call Donald at (760) 525-2623.”
This looks like a nice rig. Note the custom windshield. This has a winch. It might be a good price.
“1949 Willy’s Jeep with new 33″ tires. Chrystler V6 engine, tow bar and winch. $3500.
Someone got creative with the windshield.
“1942 Jeep Willy $5500 Call for more info (415)720-7402″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2350
(07/21/2010) That might just be the oddest windshield I’ve seen.
“I have a 1950 Willys Jeep CJ3A. 4 cylinder 4×4 that runs great. Only flaws would just be paint and maybe some tires in the future. Guarantee you this is the best deal on a jeep, come check it out in person. If you wanna see the Jeep, call 480-821-2548 between 8am and 9pm. Price is 2500 OBO. Will not let this go for less than 2300 telling you that right now, don’t want to waste your time or mine. Amazing price for this Jeep. Not reserving for anyone, first to bring cash to me will drive this fantastic Willys home.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500
(04/24/2010) This is a highly customized, nice Jeep. Check out the custom windshield.
“1947 Willys CJ2A. Ford V-6, C-4 automatic transmission, rear dana 44, front dana 30, posi front and rear, 31” TSL thornbirds, power steering, 4 wheel power disk brakes, tilt column, air compressor, welder, spring over, custom windshield, bikini top, full top with full doors, clean title.
This Jeep needs some TLC, not a basket case by any means, but does need a little work. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old that will not allow too much time in the garage. $4500 OBO May be interested in a trade( SUV, Rhino, Ranger, RZR, Cruiser )”
No motor, trans or tc. It has a bobcat fiberglass hood. The body has had some work it appears. The windshield looks like it might have glass in the lower portion of the frame.
“Need to sell this project to help pay for another. No motor, trans, or transfer case, but you wouldn’t use the stock ones anyways. This does have a full soft top that is in good condition. Saginaw power steering, has been totally rewired and all the guages worked before the motor blew up. Bucket seats with a rear seat that has a built in tool box. Bobcat fiberglass hood for extra carb room. Rancho 5000 shocks, stock axles. Washington title with collector plate. Ready to build into whatever you want it to be. Can deliver if in the area. Daryl 253-380-5905″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1300.
“1949 Willys Jeep: Kieser Supersonic L Head motor runs and drives needs body and brake work $1850″
Brett found this unusually painted CJ-3A. I can’t tell if this is a well executed canvas of trees and limbs or an arbitrary splashing of paint.
“49 Willyz CJ3A. New engine, and drive train. New super swampers. New suspension with Tera-flex revolvers, front and rear. New Best Top soft top. New seats front and rear. No rust. Jeep is out of California. Excellent condition for age. Jeff 801-647-2280″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000. It needs the tranny rebuilt.
(03/21/2010) Includes emergency brake (installed under the front, driver’s-side wheel).
“1948 willys cj2s, needs tranny rebuilt, has a 225 odd fire v6 that run, axels are good, brakes are good, has rust, need restored. I used the tranny out of it for another jeep and no longer need this one so its time to sell. Rebuild or replace the tranny, one front brake hose, and this will drive. I have tranny/transfer case with it, its all there, its all there except the park grake handle ( I never had one ) just need rebuilt and put back in.Top is in ok condition, its all stock except the v6. all the lights work. I have no room to keep this, so it needs a new home. $2000 no trades. 503-910-7989″
While it was cold and rainy, mixed with, gulp, a little snow here in Boise, weather improved out in Ohio for the Midwest Willys Reunion. Both Bob and Brian snapped a variety of images and gave their own perspectives
Bob writes, “Much better weather today in the mid 70s. There looked to be about 100 Jeeps of all sorts today. There were lots of Cj2as and 3as, three CJ3Bs, and lots of truck and wagons. A whole lot to look at! The little Jeep dispatcher [the red jeep a few pics down] was very cool and sold for around $5500. Also, there were lots of parts to be had. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the high 80s.”
Hey Bob, what is sticking out of the side of the yellow flattie? Is it an air cleaner? Is the ‘windshield’ glass or plexiglass?
What’s the color on this flattie, red or orange or a blend? I like the color. Nice dually, too!
This is the DJ-3A that sold. Are these DJ-3A windshields taller than a CJ-3B windshield? Or were they simply re-purposed for the DJ-3A?
I’m assuming that is an aftermarket bumper? I can’t say I’ve seen one of these on any jeeps for sale that I have seen.
Brian seemed to be captivated by the trucks and wagons during this visit. He captured some great pics of Chad’s project (Chad received the Toledo Brick award, something the Reunion staff has been doing for several years now. It’s a brick from the old Jeep plant in Toledo.) and a pic of his favorite at the show, this wagon below (click on the pic to get a much larger pic).
Here’s images of Chad’s truck:
And 2 other wagons: