Doug shared with me the windshield extension included by Sears when he purchased a soft top in 1971. So, if you see something similar, it was actually a third party modification!
He wrote, “Here are some pics of the windshield extension that came with the Sears full soft top that I purchased in approx. late 1979.I ordered the top for an MB/GPW, so it came with the extension. They sold the same top to fit a cj2a without using the extension. I remember going to a canvas/upholstery shop to have some help with the doors. For some reason I could not install the doors without some professional help. Can’t recall why.I got home late that night! I was 17 at the time.”
UPDATE: This was for sale back in 2013. Now part of an estate sale.
“Estate Sale 1948 Willys Jeep Original engine and transmission. Runs good. 12v
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.
May have an F-head. It has an enlarged windshield.
“1950 cj3a runs good all new wiring harness from front to back new tires and rims 33 10.50 15 on pro comp crawler rims new suspension from Holbrook specialties. Brand new full top and doors.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.
(02/14/2014) Some unusual mods on this custom flattie.
“Built from the ground up, litterally. Everything is custom made.Too much to list. Don’t contact me unless you are a serious buy”
The windshield has an interesting mod. Lots of diamond plate.
“Replaced orig Flathead 4 eng with rebuilt 1973 Ford Pinto 2.0 L engine, and has orig 3 spd transmission and 2 spd transfer case. Has a 1500 lb wench on front bumper, and a full canvas top. Comes with a homebuilt 5X10 ft trailer for towing the Jeep or hauling trash to the dump. Used as a hunting rig until quads bought in 2002. Used to move toys around after that.”
It’s go an unusual windshield setup and a meaty rear bumper/carrier.
“1947 Willys for sale, this vehicle can climb a tree, needs a little TLC, it has the Hurricane engine, and Dana axles. With a little bit of work it would be great for hunting thats what my grandpa used it for and he passed it along to me. I still have the Original lead radiator and it is the 6 volt generator electrical system. I don’t have time to restore the thing so give me a call and we can work out a deal.”
No running. It has an unusual update to a CJ-5 windshield.
“1950 Willys Jeep m38a with clear title. 4×4 Modified with narrowed folding cj windshield and custom lightbar and rear bars, perfect for hauling a canoe or ladders. Hurricane 134 4 cylinder converted to 12 volt with original 6 volt starter. Motor rebuilt around 2006-07 with reciepts. Ran when parked in 09 with less than 1000 miles on rebuild. Needs some tlc to get running. Starter went out in 09 and hasn’t been started. Alot of parts put into this little jeep in 07 like custom seats and frames, 12 volt gauges.Rear receiver hitch tube and homemade cargo carrier for reciever. Rebuilt wheel cylinders and many other parts. Great project for traveling in the woods or riding along the beach. Thing would climb trees. For sale $3400.00 Cash only.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,500. The seller says this jeep has a Cooper top, but it looks just like a Muller Top to me. Maybe they are one-in-the-same?
““Ole Yeller” is up for sale or trade. Sporty, fun and dependable head turner. Comes complete with all snap on soft sides and windows and has original Black plates. It has a 48 Willys body, 69 Ford Windsor 302 motor with J-series cast iron heads, Keith Black pistons, Edelbrock cam, intake and timing chain, FMC carb, 69 C4 3 speed auto trans with stage 2 shift kit and B&M 2000 stall converter, Dana 25 front axle, Dana 44 rear axle with 427 gears, Spicer model 30 transfer case, SoCal gauges, Tilt steering wheel, electric parking brake, new hi performance battery, CD player, ceramic coated headers, like new tires. Only 6000 miles on it since build. Paint is not perfect and the Cooper top has a small repair patch in it, other than that it’s a fantastic little Jeep. I want $12,500.00 or trade for a custom vehicle of equal value. Please no texting or low ballers. Read the list of components and add them up, this is a good deal.”
1943 GPW before its restoration.
1943 GPW after its restoration.
Here’s a 1943 GPW that I featured on eWillys back in 2010. It was rough and had a funky windshield. I was sure it was headed for a car crusher.
Instead, someone bought this off of ebay and restored it! Mario, now the proud owner, purchased this from the rebuilder and was looking through eWillys when he stumbled upon the original post from 2010. So, here’s the original post on eBay, plus the after photos. If anyone knows any more history about this GPW, please let Mario know by commenting below the post. Thanks!
“Up for auction is a 1943 Military syle Ford Jeep. Once owned by Edward White who I was told was a Military Commander. Clean Title. Vehicle has been sitting for a number of years and is in need of full restore. Engine has been pulled and disassembled but looks to be complete and comes with Vehicle. Drivers side has a couple bullet holes for authenticity. Body has rust but can be replaced with reproduction style, which can be purchased online. Engine may be able to be rebuilt however I was told you can purchase military surplus crate motor but haven’t researched enough to tell you where. Engine number on Title matches number etched on block ( GPW98036 )while the engine casting number is GPW-6015.”
MORE BEFORE RESTORATION PHOTOS:
MORE AFTER RESTORATION PHOTOS:
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.
Runs, but needs work.
“Runs needs brake work got it for a project but don’t have time.please call toor email to set up a time too check it out serious inquiries only.possible trade let me know what you have.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3500
(02/22/2014) This jeep has a ventilating windshield.
“I’m looking to sell or trade my 1960 Willys/Jeep CJ3B. These Jeeps are highly sought after by collectors and 4×4 enthusiasts alike, especially in original condition. I’ve recently had a new exhaust system installed, rebuilt the transmission, purchased a new top, tires, and had the seats reupholstered. It runs and drives great, and shifts through all gears (including 4WD H/L) perfectly. It has rust spots on the body. It has a clear Kansas title, and can be tagged as an antique, which costs around $40 in Kansas.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.
It’s lacking some rear lights. It looks like the windshield has been enlarged.
“I have a 1950 jeep willys cj3a similar to the cj5 but it’s more awesome and it has the flatfenders first off I’ve put a lot of money into this thing and it is a extremely capable off-road rig and it’s reliable enough to daily drive I started with a brand new wiring harness from ez wiring and all connections were heat shrinked wiring is complete enough to drive and be street legal other than a license plate light I left the gauge wiring incomplete until I bought new gauges but now I’m not gonna have the time for it. I also had 4 brand new b f Goodrich km2 33×10.5×15 mud terrain tires. Tires have 0 miles on them mounted on 4 new black rock crawler wheels. Also had a gmail s10 steering column with tilt. has a brand new suspension in the form of a complete Holbrook long leaf kit (research them seriously do it) a brand new complete bestop tiger top with doors. Come check it out also I have a sm465 that I had planned for a swap but that never happened you could have if u like”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000
(06/19/2014) This might be a good price. It’s got some of the Fresno area mods (doors and the windshield). PIcs could be old or the camera’s date mixed up.
“1949 Willy’s Jeep with new 33″ tires. Chrystler V6 engine, tow bar and winch. $4000 or best offer.”
UPATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.
The windshield on this 2A was a surprise. That could be a pretty rare windshield, though it appears to be a CJ-3A rather than a M-38 windshield. This also has a rear PTO.
“1946 willys jeep, m38 military, project, has rear p.t.o.,— have all parts,with new rebuilt motor, have all receipts, could be froze up from sitting,have xtra parts… …$1500. “
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800
(10/16/2014) It runs and drives.
“1947 split window willys jeep with hardtop and doors, motor was overhauled 3k miles ago, runs excellent, 4×4 works, brakes are a little weak but they work, overall excellent condition for its age.”
Looks like this has a ‘California Modded’ windshield.
“Good running Jeep, needs upholster work on seats, has full soft cab to go with”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.
This has an unusual windshield.
“1953 Willys Jeep 3A for sale. (Project) Ford V8 289/302? It starts and runs however the rear axle is broke. As you can see it is a full on project. There are no seats and the back floor broad is gone. I have two windshields, One that is stock and one that is chopped 6″. It has a hard top and doors that go with it. I also have the Roll bar for it (not pictured) Asking $1200.00 obo. Consider trade for CJ-7 body and frame.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.
(02/23/2014) This has a windshield mod as well as some updates.
“1942 Jeep/Ford GPW military jeep. Looks and runs great. Very reliable for a vehicle 70+ years old. Has a Buick 231 odd-fire V6, T-98 Granny low 4 speed transmission, new rebuilt transfer case, new clutch, Dana 44 rear end with locker. Trail proven and turns heads anywhere you drive. Call or text Brad at 593-9017. Please don’t waste my time with low ball offers.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500
(07/09/2013) This looks in good shape and the tub appears to be a reproduction, so it’s probably very solid.
“Classic willys jeep, restored with original engine, and running gear. has a lift kit installed, as well as aftermarket stereo and rear seat with seat belts. Very clean throughout, always garaged and adult owned. Full size spae tire on hitch mounted rack in rear. No power steering or brakes, all original. used as a camp cruiser and show vehicle for the past ten years.”
It runs, but still a project. It’s got a funky windshield.
“it runs! rebuilt chevy 350 and 4 speed (sm420) mated to the stock transfer case, exahst is made, not hooked up, have pto winch, brand new gauges, axles have had 5.29 gears put in them, custom radiator, new springs for a 3″ lift, custom widshield, new water pump, power steering pump bracket, alternator bracket etc… this is an awsome little flat fender, could be yours 🙂 call me 530 862 1569 asak for dan.”
The cowl has an unusual box on it. The windshield appears modified.
2625 Santa Barbara Avenue Los Olivos
Sat & Sun
December 14 and 15, 2013
9am – 2pm”
This is unusual.
“1947 willys jeep custom built
425 ci cadillac engine mounted in the rear.
Mustang II front end
full roll cage
xrc8 smittybilt winch
stinger front bumper
current tags and clean title
4 wheel disc brakes
Could be used as a Daily driver
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7200.
This looks good. The windshield is unusual.
“Open the garage and cruise the backroads! Be the only one on the block to to own an early CJ, this is the same thing your grandpa rode in. New tires, year old paint, new alternator, starts and runs great, 65 years old but looks great and works good, Climb a hill better than most newer vehicles or ride in a parade! Lots of time and money has been invested.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.
(08/21/2013) This has some unusual mods.
“1947 4 WHEEL DRIVE WILLYS JEEP RUNS AND DRIVES CONSIDER TRADE FOR CAR OR TRUCK NO JUNK PLEASE $2,650.00 CASH, HAS A TITLE CALL 979 798 2660”
UPDATE: Still Available
This has the ‘Fresno’ modified windshield. The passenger side tank inlet is unusual. The body is fiberglass.
(04/23/2013) “Project Jeep, Fiberglass body, fenders and hood – no grill . Comes with second stronger CJ3A frame, also comes with 4.3 liter Chevy V6, T90 transmission, ands D18 transfer case. Everything’s here for a nice small Jeep.
Please be aware there are two spots over the rear fender wells and one over the cowl that need some fiberglass repair. If you’ve ever done body work with Bondo this isn’t much different. Please contact me with any questions and I’ll respond as quickly as possible.
Does not have title, but can supply bill of sale. This vehicle has been off the books in California for more than 25 years. Comes with VIN plates. If you’re affraid of doing a little paperwork with your local DMV then this isn’t the Jeep for you. Priced lower, because I don’t have the time.
Will need grill and radiator.”
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