|07-30-2011 11:02 PM|
|wolfen||Yea, makes me want to go over there and do what my ancestors did.|
|07-30-2011 10:07 PM|
|07-30-2011 06:51 PM|
If nothing else you can resell it for 5 times that price to a collector.
I was trying to get an old Willis from a guy who had it setting in his back yard with a tarp over it that was a serious project Jeep but I gave up on it after the guy told me it wasn't his, it was his sons.
I asked him when his son was coming home and felt like total crap when the guy had one tear coming down his face when he said his son wasn't coming home anymore. thats when I noticed the Jeep had a purple heart medal setting on the seat and a desert cammo shirt near it.
next time I'm near there I'm gonna offer to build a shed around the Jeep for him.
|07-09-2011 07:29 PM|
|07-09-2011 07:28 PM|
|07-08-2011 10:05 PM|
|Tarby||If you buy it for $75, and post it for sale...say for $150...you just doubled your purchase price and mod account for your TJ...at least that is how I look at things like this...can't hurt to try.|
|07-08-2011 06:53 PM|
|07-08-2011 06:46 PM|
I would have handed the guy a $100 bill and not whined if he did not have change.....
where is this thing???? i will take my trailer TOMORROW and give the guy $100.......
Please tell me.....
|07-08-2011 06:01 PM|
|Drakea94||$$ is a big deal|
|07-08-2011 05:38 PM|
|GrassKicker||There is a man in Knoxville, TN. He has a lot of parts but he is proud of them $$. PM me and I might be able to find his #, if you want.|
|07-08-2011 05:33 PM|
|GrassKicker||Drake , it looks like a '53 model. A really good friend of mine has one, looks just like it. 4 banger and everything orig.|
|07-08-2011 05:25 PM|
|Drakea94||Anybody know if a willies engine is harder or easier to work on the air-cooled vw engines ?|
|07-08-2011 05:23 PM|
|07-08-2011 05:16 PM|
55 new headlights 45 for new tags .
New gas tank 45 shocks 240
That's just a start .
( I've been through the restore thing fun but costly )
|07-08-2011 05:05 PM|
|ItsSabby||Man I coulda drove to tennessee, picked it up, and been back with it running by now. Lol|
|07-08-2011 04:37 PM|
|07-08-2011 02:56 PM|
|07-08-2011 02:53 PM|
|07-08-2011 02:46 PM|
|Drakea94||Yea I have yet to decide . I have my tj and would like to mod it|
|07-08-2011 02:41 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Its rusty bub, and money you have to put into something is money best spent else where. I would work on your rig you have no personally. but if you want to part it out, thats a smart choice. though I imagine if it had much in good condition worth parting out the guy would have done it.|
|07-08-2011 02:23 PM|
|07-08-2011 02:10 PM|
Old willys (pics) help
I wouldn't do a lot of agonizing over this. Your "right" answer is "yessir, my address is________________." This is a piece of history here. It appears to be a mid '50s M38A1. If it isn't running just yet, they are simplicity to the max, and would be a fun project to get going. By the color, it isn't easy to see, but if it a Marines version, you get a power lock at both ends. (that's a good thing). And it has a factory installed shackle reversal. Not to mention the machine gun mount on the rear crossmember. If you don't like the F head engine, a Buick v6, or Ford 302, or even a Chevrolet v8 is a simple swap. More than likely has 5.38 gears. Also keep in mind that if he offered it to you that cheap, he has offered it to others, and you may have to do it soon. Also, get as much paperwork as you can to register it. ps., don't just get it to part out, or sell and make money. Build it, and have a good time with it. Keep on Jeepin'
|07-07-2011 07:56 PM|
|Tarby||That's an M38 A1 military jeep, not just any Willys cj5. Pick it up, you can sell it easily to a military guy.|
|07-04-2011 01:25 PM|
|TjTheo||Id do it in a heartbeat, if it turns out too complicated to fix, id clean it up good bedline it and sell it for more.|
|07-04-2011 01:21 PM|
|LilYeller||So where exactly in TN is this located? lol|
|07-04-2011 01:18 PM|
|Kevinm2467||I would never off thought about anything. I would not of took it outta my sight until it was in my garage... You better go buy that thing right now. If you don't want to mess with it then I know you could turn around and make some money off of it.... Go buy it NOW!!!!!|
|07-04-2011 01:17 PM|
|Zetsumei||Hey Drake, if you don't get it my dad and I want it! hahaha.|
|07-04-2011 01:11 PM|
|LilYeller||Dont ask any more questions BUY IT NOW! the best place to start building knowledge is on old and beat up cars. And this isnt just an old and beat up car its a WILLYS lol get off this forum and go buy it|
|07-04-2011 12:56 PM|
|fmhyj||It would already be In my driveway! Good luck with it|
|07-03-2011 06:26 PM|
Well this is the perfect project to get you started then. Its not much money to buy and you can just do as you please with it. If you have someone who is a mechanic to hang around and give you tips that would be great also.
Give it a shot and don't be afraid to get creative and just do stuff. I would try to put as little money into it as possible. That's what I've been doing with my yj. I bought it for $300 and have only put $200 into it to get it running and driving nicely and another $200 on some goodies to get it looking nice.
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