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Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by James Robbins, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Feb 13, 2019
    James Robbins

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    I am going to look at this Willys this AM. The guy who owned it passed away and his S.I.L. is selling it...This pic and a price tag of 10K is my only knowledge of it. Can someone help ID exactly what model and roughly what year it might be? The color (purple) has got to go but I need some help on what to look for before making an offer...[​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 13, 2019
    73 cj5

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    cj2a by the looks of it. Should have a d25/d41 l134/t90/d18
    I’d say 46-49

    I don’t know what you’re looking for in a flatty but 10k can get you a very nice one up to or better than your liking. Heck an mb/gpw can be had at that price rebuilt.

    Just me but I’d never shell out that change for a stock flat fender. Shop around; there are better and more cost effective ones out there. I wish someone had told me that years ago....

    Good luck
     
  3. Feb 13, 2019
    James Robbins

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    Thanks for the input. Seemed a little steep...Don't even know if it runs...
     
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    Focker

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    10K is too much. If it were original and untouched then maybe it could bring that price?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2019
    James Robbins

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    Safely say its a cj2a ('46-'49)? Anything look outa whack? Windshield?
     
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    73 cj5

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    The blocks like to crack around the distributor. Not a big deal but something to look for. I see it has a steering stabilizer so something is being compensated for (steering bell crank or ross box or etc) and 9” brakes are lackluster even when rebuilt imo.

    Windshield looks correct. Grill is correct. Tub still has the bow brackets for the top.
    I’d phone the man from bonney lake and see what his inventory yields. ;)
     
  7. Feb 13, 2019
    James Robbins

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    "Stabilizer" is that piece behind front bump correct?
     
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    73 cj5

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    Correct. I try to point out as many flaws as possible when I buy something. Keeps the owner on their toes and can get you more room for haggling.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2019
    James Robbins

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    Ha! Thank you. Gonna see it at 9 this morning with a friend.
     
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    Grill says 46.
    I see these for sale all the time at around 10K. I think that's outlandish, but some clearly have gotten it. I say 5K, but I am cheap and know how "interesting" these are to drive in stock form.
     
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    James Robbins

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    Thanks...I was thinking 3-5 myself.....
     
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    jeepstar

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    keep us posted. nice looking jeep, but i wouldnt spend 10k on it.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2019
    zila

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    The Ross steering box flat sux.. Ask me how I know
     
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    [QUOTE I’d phone the man from bonney lake and see what his inventory yields. ;)[/QUOTE]

    Anybody heard from Daryl lately? Shows he hasn't been on here for awhile. Hope everything is okay up his way.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2019
    Focker

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    He's good, just busy working his FT job and a side job.
     
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    fesser

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    Good to know. Thanks Focker.
     
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  17. Mar 7, 2019
    James Robbins

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    OK. I'm back with an update on this guys Willys....The guy wants 10K for this '46. Here is a link to the pix. Too rich for my blood. How would you advise him? He is a nice guy selling it for his MIL..

    1946 Jeep Willys
    New Firestone 6.00x16 tires
    Quarter ton/4 wheel drive
    Manufactured in Toledo OH
    Rebuilt flat head 4 cylinder
    Single barrel carburetor
    Converted to 12 volt with alternator
    All new wiring
    New fuel pump

    1946 Jeep Willys - Google Drive
     
  18. Mar 7, 2019
    montanacj

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    I think the market will advise him when it sits there forever at 10 grand. It’s not a bad looking jeep it’s just not a 10 grand jeep. I’m thinking 3-5, like others said, but I really dont know much about flatties.
     
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  19. Mar 8, 2019
    zila

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    Yeah it's a nice Jeep, but not ten grand nice..
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2019
    lhfarm

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    I would send the guy to eWillys.com to get an idea of the market. The problem is they look at the asking price on Craig's List or eBay and assume that is what they should get (or more). As others have said, it isn't a $10K early 2a. I get a lot of guys wanting to sell me their jeeps (or they are selling for someone) and they rarely have realistic expectations. I try to advise them the best I can and help with ad wording. So, for example, if this is a column shift, that is what I would push.
     
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