In 1986 during a jeep drive around Washington I stopped by to visit my great aunt and uncle, Tom and Ev in Oroville. That’s when I took the top photo. Yesterday, I decided to recreate the photo. Since Tom has since passed, I stood in for him.
As I remembered from my previous visit to Oroville in 1986, my great aunt Ev was a gracious host and great cook. We awoke at eight O-clock on Wednesday morning to find a table set with fresh fruit and home made granola. She also whipped up some eggs and bacon for us. Good stuff!
After breakfast we toured the apple orchards that they farmed for many years before selling them. Naturally, if she needs some fresh fruit during the summer, she doesn’t have to go far out her backdoor to find some!
At 90yo, she still can farm a mean garden! The orchards are behind her garden. In the background stands “Numbers Mountain” where the high schoolers used to paint mark their class years.
Joe’s son-in-law drives a truck in New Jersey and forwarded this cool photo to Joe. You don’t see three jeeps on a trailer too often.
Marc found this neat press photo.
“1942- Very rare example of a 6×6 Ford MT Tug “Super Jeep” designed by Captain Richard Fitch of the 2nd Regiment Mechanized Cavalry Reserve. The MT Tug was built in 1941 experimentally for units of the U.S. Army’s Tank Destroyer Command as a light fast vehicle capable of mounting the 37mm anti tank gun..unfortunately series production of this Jeep was not eventually authorized as the gun needed two people to operate it, and the vehicle with gun fitted, could only carry two men so the driver had to act as gunner, which did not make the vehicle a good idea ”
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It runs! Never seen a Willys Overland jeep listed as a “AMC”. Includes soft top.
“AMC CJ3a no title, runs great! see pictures for original items. I have the soft top, and original air cleaner. It is converted to 12 volt with the original generator.”
Looks like a good truck.
“Selling for my father.
A classic 1954 Willys 4 WD Jeep Pickup truck. Originally a Montana Truck. Stored winters.
Dark Green, New Interior, New Tires, just serviced.
Super Hurricane Engine
Engine rebuilt less than 500 miles ago by Magnum Superchargers of Cedar, MN.
Gas Gauge and Tachometer do not work. Clean exterior, some light rust.
Please email with questions, call if you are ready to buy. “
Runs and drives, but needs some TLC.
“For your consideration, a WW2 jeep, a Ford GPW, DOD 6/11/1945. This is a running vehicle, licensed and clear title, but needs some TLC, of course. It has matching serial numbers of engine, body, and frame. The engine is a recent rebuild with about 100 miles on it. The body is in fair shape and has many F marked parts. The bumper is not original and the rare crossmember is missing. It has been converted to 12 volt key start, and has an upgrade T-90 transmission. It has turn signals, hazards, seat belts, and an electric WS wiper for the driver side. It has aftermarket vinyl top and doors. The jeep has been outfitted with 11″ brakes and Rancho springs and shocks. There is a new master cylinder, new left wheel cylinder, new flexible left brake line. The fuel system has an original fuel tank, boiled out and relined, new fuel line with additional fuel filter inline, new fuel pump, rebuilt original Carter W-O carburetor. The air filter has been overhauled. The front seats are overstuffed naugahyde. It could probably use new tires soon. It can be a candidate for retro to original WW2 configuration, or continue with what you have. “
Looks like a good jeep. I was surprised to see the original motor in it.
“49 CJ3A. 4 cyl ” Go Devil motor” , T90 trans, Dana 18 transfer case, Warn Overdrive, Dana 44 rear axle, Dana 25 front axle, Xtra Dana 41 & 25 axles complete, 11″ drum brakes, Saginaw steering, Rancho suspension, 31X10.50R15 Tires, 12 Volt system w Radio, Bikini top, Cab cover. Runs Great.”
If interested, put “Willys Military Jeep” in the subject line of your email.
“1947 Willys Jeep Rat Rod
Automatic 3 Speed / Rear Wheel Drive
Running on a custom built SOLID handmade frame.
Motor is a 350 Chevy bored to a 383 Stroker / 400hp
Has just under 3,000 miles on it.
Custom one of a kind!
WON 1st Place at Car Nutz for Best Rat Rod of 2014.
It is a daily driver, miles will go up.
Registered, inspected, and insured in Vermont.
Has a solid metal top that can be bolted on and off.
Very solid, really fast and a great attention getter!
$28,000 or best reasonable offer.
Please put “Willys Military Jeep” in Subject Line”
Not an ‘absolute’ original, but pretty close. For example, the gauges have been replaced. A second set of lights is on the grille . … etc. But, it is a good looking jeep.
“ABSOLUTE ORIGINAL 1954 WILLYS CJ3B JEEP FOR SALE. LOW MILES AND IN VERY — VERY EXCELLENT CONDITION.
UNCUT , UNTOUCHED AND IN ORIGINAL RED PAINT. STARTS , RUNS AND DRIVES WELL. HAS ORIGINAL JEEP FRONT POWER TAKEOFF WINCH AND ROLL BAR. HAS NEW SET OF 5 OVERSIZE (900-16) GOODYEAR TIRES, FOLD DOWN REAR SEAT, TOOL BOX AND SIDE STEPS. All SEATS HAVE SEAT BELTS.
HAS RADIO, HEATER, WARNER HUBS, SIDE STEPS, TURN SIGNALS AND DRIVING LIGHTS.
SECOND OWNER FOR 35 YEARS. ALWAYS GARAGED AND COVERED. HAVE BOOKS, PARTS AND ACCESSORIES.”
Nice jeep. Seller has to sell as son is too tall already to fit behind the wheel.
“1947 Willy’s Jeep with Running gear from early 70s CJ-5 and tilt colum from cadilac boxed frame lots of chrome and stainless steel the jeep was on display for over 30 years at concord 4 wheel drive specielties after so many years sitting it needed the fuel tanks ( yes it has a 20gal auxilery tank) and brakes and fuel system completly gone through and the carb replaced the power steering pump and steering box and water pump replaced then i bought a new convertable top and seats and new BF Goodrich mud terrains and installed and ARB air Locker in the rear I went through the whole jeep spent about 20k to give to my son when he turned 16 and have only driven it to the Oregon dunes but sadly my 14yo is now 6’3and over 200lbs and he is never gonna fit behind the wheel by the time he is 16 and 6’7 like the doctors say he will probably be”
“1941 Willy’s “Slat Grill”.
DOD December 4th 1941.
Older restoration that was hardly ever driven. Only 875 miles since it’s restoration.
New paint is pretty much all it needed.
Runs and drives and stops very well.
All canvas in good shape.
Titled and currently on a “NON-OP” status.
We will deliver it anywhere in California and put basic markings on it with a full price offer.”
Had recent rebuild.
“Beautiful frame off restored jeep up for sale with 6447 original miles. Chrome wheels, bed liner interior, Black vinyl seats and rare rear PTO. 4WD 4Cyl. Lots of new parts when restored!! Selling because of New Toy!!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7900.
(05/14/2014) Looks like a nice rig.
“Solid body on raised suspension with 5 Mickey Thompson tires 35×11.50 15 and Boyd aluminium wheels. 289 Ford 2 barrel, header exhaust, Warn hubs and overdrive, AM/FM radio, CB, tilt power steering, full roll bar with bikini top. Lots of fun!! Call for more info.”
UPDATE: Pics now provided. Looks solid
“1953 Willy’s with original motor and drivetrain
-nice soft top; fresh super swampers; clean California title and registration; new metal gas tank and fuel pump; 11″ brakes
-noisy throw out bearing; body has some rust; clutch chatters; seats need to be mounted better”
This might be worth a look. Been sitting along time.
“1951 Willies flat fender, ready for a new home, it has been stored in side for 35 years. I do not have the time for this project and I need the space, I would like to see it go to a good home not just put out to pasture”
This has a variety of updates, including a Ford inline 6 motor. The original dash appears to have been covered or replaced. More pics at the auction site.
Listed as a 1947, it looks more like a MB/GPW.
“1947 willy jeep for sale… $5000 or best offer”
Not perfect, but might be refurbishable back to a pretty original look.
“This is a barn find coming out of the Bakersfield area. Limited paper work. The car needs TLC and some one with auto skills. The car has been run very limited and seems to work in all areas. You will see extra parts on the car. This is not a total original car. Could also be a great parts car. New gas tank, starter on a 12 volt system, carb, fuel pump, and stuff. “
UPDATE: Pics now provided.
“1964 WILLYS JEEP FC-170
FRAME UP RESTORATION STARTED
NEW LEAF SPRINGS
REBUILT REAR END, BRAKES
NICE CAB BLASTED & PRIMED
NO BED BUT OTHERWISE ALL THERE
NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED
Runs, but locker broke in rear. Has unusual paint job.
“I have a 52 willys cj2a mild built 304 3 speed manual tranny twin stick tcase 5.38 gears little lift still spring under so it drives nice down road all lights and blinkers work has tabs was driving it every day tell locker broke in rear like to trade for 98+ Cherokee 91+ ranger or 3200 obo will conceder other trades has clean title”
This still needs some work.
“1947 Willys CJ2A. 90% original with L head “go devil” engine. Rebuilt rear end from 1945 MB. Original transfer case and transmission completely gone through. New clutch, flywheel and pressure plate. Over $1000 in new wheels and tires. Body solid. Frame good with small crack by passenger side front shackle. Have repair plates for both sides even though driver’s side is good Comes with a new best top soft top with doors and all hardware. Just changed plugs, rotor, points and condenser. Needs some work but a true flat fender classic. Price is negotiable.”
Gotta love the ‘disc’ brake on the driveshaft as the stopping power!
“CJ2A Willys Jeep for sale. $1600 OBO. It is a 1946/7. Frame has been completely replaced with a custom frame. Brakes are via disk brake on drive shaft. I have lapped the valves and adjusted. New points, condenser plugs and coil. Carb has been cleaned but probably needs some adjusting. It still misses out some. There is rust on body, see pictures. No Title.
This would make a great hunting or ranch jeep.”
No pics provided.
“I have a 1947 willys for sale. the motor turns over and I had it running briefly. Trans shifts as well as the transfer. This jeep is very very rough. Lots of rust. Excellent for parts! still has all 4 16in rims, oil bath air cleaner,grille is in very nice shape.I do have the vin tag on the frame of the jeep and I have the title in hand!! I do not need any help selling my vehicle. Thank you”
No pics provided.
“Some restoration. Solid body and tires. Replacement engine. Winch and roll bars”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.
(01/18/2014) I don’t often see a Capstan Winch on a CJ-5.
“Up for sale is a 1959 Willys Cj-5 with a rare Braden J-2 Capstan winch. The jeep runs and drives great but the brakes are inop. Trans/t-case are in working order. The engine starts right up and runs great with the exception of the exhaust needing to be replaced. The Capstan winch is complete and operates smoothly. The winch is correct for a WWII Willys Mb or Ford Gpw and would look great on your restoration. It can also be left on the Jeep like it is currently for that oopsy when you get stuck on the trail. I have a clear Michigan title. I also have many other Willys Jeeps and parts. E-mails will not be responded to. Please call (906) two eight seven fourteen hundred”