Restored Custom 1956 Willys Jeep - $35K invested Icon

Price: US $12,500.00 Item location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: CJ5
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 200
  • VIN: AZ-327331
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 3.8l V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Jeep CJ

Up for sale is a1956 Willys Jeep CJ5, fully custom and rebuilt top to bottom.

I purchased this Jeep in 2011 from the individual who completed the rebuild. I have receipts documented (listed below) which total $31,545.97, much of it in parts, some are missing. I would estimate the total cost around $35k invested. Over the years I have not put many miles on it as I have only driven it short distances periodically. In addition the the build, I have put around $1.5k sorting out a few issues. It runs perfectly. This is not a modern jeep and will not drive like one, but it will climb like crazy. It is not meant to go fast, it is loud, and it rattles, it's hot but it is oh so awesome.

Approximately 250 miles have been put on it since the rebuild.

Some highlights:

  • GM Aluminum V6 231 3.8l long block
  • Dana T-18 Transfer case
  • Dana 30 Axle
  • Dana 44 Axle
  • Edelbrock 4-barrel carb
  • Rancho RS9000 shocks
  • VDO gauge pack
  • Power steering
  • Full harnesses
  • Warn winch
  • Body professionally coated with bed liner
  • Frame fully powdercoated
  • Super Swamper tires
  • KC Lamps

This Jeep is listed under an Arizona Assigned Identification Number (AZ-327331) which means it has a clean title and can be registered anywhere. It does not have an original 1956 Jeep title as the VIN was removed during restoration, and the AZ DMV would not allow it to be registered because of the removal.

Here is a breakdown of the receipts I have on hand:



1956 Jeep CJ5






B12 Aero


Clutch, u-joint, oil filter, spark plugs, contacts, gasket, ign wire, gear oil


Surface flywheel




Seal, sleeve, cover, bearing, gasket




Engine cleaner




Rebuild dana 18 transaxle, rebuild T-94, winch installation


Back seat, mirror kit




Drain pan


Dana 44 427 Spring over spec


Flywheel, steering box and pump, adapter, imp shaft


Install 427, clean and pack wheel bearings, D30 work, joint kits




Puller se, manual


Holley dominator


Engine build labor


Long block, crank shaft, charge head


Universal engine mount, mounting plate power steering, front kit


Pan kit


VC breather


VC bolts


Valve cover, VC plug


Engine paint


Motor mount


Chrome t-handles


Shock mount, u shape, u bolt plates


OEM Style Bumper


Fuel Pump, Water Pump, Carb Cleaner


Shackle kit


Camshaft, timing set, fuel lin kit, fittings, choke


Performer Buick V6, 500 CFM Carburetor


Shedder, button, packing




Snubber, mount


T-Sig SW


Brushes, puller, mag tray




Aux gas tank


Clutch kit, bearings, master cylinder, pedal, clutch slave, cast arm, spline, transmission rebuild, main shaft idler


Rancho RS9113 shocks, RS9200 Dual action




Buick v6 flywheel


Shackle reverse kit, spring brackets, spring leaf, bushings


Frame Enclosure




Mini high torque co, distributor, ignition control, timing set, cam lifter, air cleaning, etc.


Instrument kit and gauges






Tube, plate, tube


V6 header, chrome






One Wire 100 AMP


Shackle, mount weld, use FP


Shackle, shock tower


Stage 2, custom 5GPM, 3/4-30 shaft






Steering arm, drag link assembly, hitch


Screws, washers, nuts




Stripping jeep frame


Foam BRI


Jeep tub, hood, tailgate, fenders, grill, windshield, fan shroud, dash, headlamps, g-box, seat bottoms, misc stripping


Radiator parts


Frame powdercoating


Screws, washers


Washers, lug nuts


Spring pad


Ball weight, tubing, slip yoke, etc


Nuts, universal black


Lock washes, screws


Axel kit


Brake hose


Roll Bar




Steering box brace and tie rods


Misc tubing and oil seal


Bearing hubs


Screws, washers, lug nuts


Tail light


Fuel tank, sender, and neck


Dash panel


Body lift


Mounting plate, power steering bracket




Carb, offroad needle, ignition, distributor, tach, collector seals, throttle, carb return springs


Carbide BUR


Sanding putty, filler, grease, primer


Black epoxy, flap disc


Brake hose set, line bracket, winch rope, clevis hook, 2 rancho adjustable shocks (RS9000X)


Rod, carbide burr (credit)


Exhaust gasket


Hood catch kit


Electrical parts


Bed liner


Screws, washers, nuts


Brake hose, adapters, clips, line lock


Brake line, clips, bracket


Brake line parts


Fittings and clamps, brake line


Powder coating (grill, windshield, dash, fender, glove box, rear deck, etc)




Spray complete jeep inside and out - bedliner


Filter, paint


Windshield gasket, cowl rubber


Defroster Duct


Elite Steering Wheel, Hub kit, belt (biller), red street belt, header bolt, 28000 BTU heater, Duct kit, locking storage rack, 4xRac mount, Hi lift Jack, Muffler


Winch with cable and winch plate


3 steel drop, 2" adjustable trim floor mount, back boot trim kit


Oil and filters


Coil bracket, wire loom, gear oil, power steering fluid


Valve cover, thermostat, clutch, PS kit, Tube, Disc brake


Turn rotors, misc


Hose, valve, fuel line, brake line, filter, distributor, rotor, coil, wire set, PS pump, hose clamp


PS Hose, clamp


Light, brake line bracket, wiper kit, shifter boot


Dist hold down




Coil bracket, PS hose, nuts, washers, screws


Gasket materials, bud flap


Tubing, flat bar


SAE T, screws


High lift jack isolator, boot


Ign switch, indicator lamp, switches, battery, supplies


Wiper kit, parking light




Jeep parking lamp


Dome light, bulbs, headlight conversion, off road light, headlight bezels, sunvisor, steering cover, parking lamp


Oil filter, belts


Racing FU


Flat washer, screw, delo 15w4, oil


Bracket, smog pump, compressor, a/c hose, fan belt, thermostat, dipstick




Screws, primer


Cold roll round, aluminum sheet


FHP Belt






Air intake fileter


Shift assembly


Cleaning supplies


Timing co, coil brac


Assembly lub


Ring, quick dis, clamp, v-belt, hold down, cap screw, pcv valve


V-belt, curved ra, flex form, htr hose, fuel line, frame nip


Frame Nip


Truck bed






Door latch and lock


Reducers, fittings


Racing FU, hose, bypass, exhaust parts




Gauge harness, headlight switch, pressure switch, storage case


Indoor/outdoor box




Glasspack muffler, reducers, hanger, clamp, tip


Wheel adapters


Band Clamp


EQU timing, Mac ST fluid


Auto trim, black cloth, vinyl skirt


Universal seat belt


Tail pipes, elbows, and exhaust supplies




Total Documented