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Gone Camping

• CATEGORIES: News

Ann and I are going camping for a couple days starting today. I don’t know if I’ll have connectivity or not, but I do have updates planned for the next couple of nights. So, if I don’t answer emails, you’ll know why!

 
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Canadian-Made Bell Crank

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Maury met up with Lawrence, the ex-jeep mechanic who makes modified bell cranks, a couple days ago. Lawrence showed him the unusual crank pictured below. Neither man knew what it was (nor did I), so Maury did a little sleuthing and discovered it seems to be a Canadian made part, built for the M-38/M-38A1 CDN.

You can learn more at G503: http://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=80292#p463590

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From the G503 site:

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Installed on an M-38.

 
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1945 Photo of MB Pulling Farm Equipment on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This May 1945 photo appears to show an MB (rather than a CJ-2) pulling hay rake. It’s curious that the jeep has “WILLYS” written over the rear wheel well.

“1945 Press Photo Farmer Uses A Jeep As A Tractor To Rake Hay. This is an original press photo. Jeep has a future in postwar America The versatile jeep, which has become known as the “Sweetheart of the Army,” has a future in postwar America, both as an agricultural and industrial machine. All kinds of special bodies, air compressors, and pulley attachments for postwar units can be used with the jeep. Here a farmer uses the jeep to rake hay. This in only one of the farm chores a jeep will do. Others are plowing, harrowing, disking, rolling, drilling, cultivating, reaping and binding. Photo measures 8 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 05-26-1945.”

View all the information on eBay

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Datsun 620 with Jeep Mods

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

Blaine told me there used to be some companies that convert Datsun 620 trucks to 4WD using jeep parts. He provided a few examples:

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And here’s another. This one is for sale:

http://www.shoppok.com/corvallis/a,45,63757,1975-Datsun-620-4×4-Conversion—-4200–Lebanon-.htm

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A comment on cargurus also mentions the use of jeep parts with Datsuns:

“There were machine shops who did the conversions that individual dealer had contracts with .Datsun were built by spencer low, southbay, quadco,northwest atv. They used early jeep components dana axles and the semi tough dana 300 tease. Early models used Jeep rear end also to keep 5 on 5 1/2 matching wheels but them the datsun rears were retained with a machined front hubs to run the standard datsun 6 lug wheel.. most conversion company’s added a tag under the vin tag on the back of the driver door sil ,quadco had stamped shift knobs I’ve owned 5 datsuns 73-79 converted to 4×4 a 76 courier sasquatch 4×4 conversion.”

 
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Windshield Defroster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

I don’t know anything about these. Given the instructions mention “6 or 12 volt”, I’m wondering if this was made later than WWII?

“DESCRIPTION: RARE NOS VINTAGE WWII-2-MILITARY ARMY JEEP WILLYS DEFROSTER DE-ICER DEFOGGER WINDSHIELD. NEW OLD STOCK!!!! VERY RARE!!! N/R PLEASE SEE PICS..”

View all the information on eBay

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1960 Wagon Four Door Dayton, VA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Back on eBay (thanks Jerry)

(last listed on ebay in Jan 2015) “This is a custom, one-off Willy’s Jeep. It was made for Henry Kaiser, when he retired to Hawaii and became involved in tourism and land development. He had the custom pink long-wheelbase Willys wagon built for exploring the island. Kaiser’s wife loved pink and all of his construction equipment was painted pink, so that seems to be where the pink color for the Jeep came from. This can all be seen on the following web page, along with a photo (which is the black and white photo provided in the photos of the vehicle) of the Jeep in Hawaii : http://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyHawaii.html

We also have documentation from the Kaiser Jeep Corporation stating that this Jeep is an authentic one of a kind Jeep. Please only serious inquiries only and please do not try to convince us that we are wrong about it being a one of a kind, this is most definitely not a railroad Jeep. We know what we have and are willing to answer questions of those with serious inquiries about this vehicle.”

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The seller claims to have documentation to prove that this is the only four door limo-like wagon made. to Willys Country this wagon was once used as a limo for an airport. Whether there was only one built or remains an undocumented issue at this point. Is the wagon above the same one that’s in the photo below? Hard to say for sure.

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1957 Truck Wichita Falls, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Might be a good price.

“Serious inquiries only. I wanna sell my 1957 Willys Jeep Truck, flatbed, 3.8 v6 motor, sounds good, runs good, drives like a Cadillac. It was restored about 15 years ago.”

https://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/1957-willys-jeep-truck/6461744353.html

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1948 CJ-2A Houston, TX No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape. Not 100% original.

“1948 willys original..runing good..”

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-for-sale/6460626728.html

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1962 CJ-5 Hampstead, MD $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2017) This looks in good shape.

“30,270 Miles – 4 cylinder. Came from a farm estate sale in Shippensburg, PA.”

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/d/1962-willys-jeep-with-plow/6456904401.html

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1948 Wagon JeepRod Sumter, SC $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this unique jeep. It runs, but is not road worthy.

“48 Willys wagon body mated to a 95 caprice wagon lower. Car runs and drives but is not road ready yet. LT1 engine auto trans. All hard work is already done. Car still has factory a.c. if you want it. Willing to trade for an SUV 2006 or newer.”

https://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/6462169796.html

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1962 CJ-5 Emmett, ID $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Runs and drives.

“62 cj chevy 350, new clutch,fuel tank cleaned, runs,drives, needs tune up ,great project , call for info, NO TEXT MAY TRADE ? TELL ME WHAT YOU HAVE”

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/1962-cj5-jeep/6461180779.html

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1953 CJ-3B Tucson, AZ No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It runs and drives, but may not be roadworthy.

“I have a 1953 willys jeep for sale runs and drives. Nice project for some one who will like to restore it ”

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep/6458861585.html

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1947 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Drain holes appear filled.

“1947 Willys Jeep, very original including engine, has been maintained, great driver, this is not a show car but one to use! Good maintenance free battery, tires from 2014 lots of tread, spare tire also new never used, 4 wheel drive and overdrive, newly upholstered seats and top. Super fun to drive!”

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willys-jeep/6453048376.html

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1965? FC-170 Northern Virginia $9975

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Needs body work.

“Jeep FC170.
All there. Original seats, interior, motor, tranny, driveline, runs, shifts and drives. Plow included.
Needs bodywork in all the usual places. Windshield is cracked but have new windshield in the bed of the truck ready to go and included in the price.
Just a fun toy. Please be able to do restoration work if you want to buy this truck. Be ready with cash and a trailer as I am not interested in showing this to random people. I have title, mikeage is unknown.
Cash, as is, you haul, will remove ad when sold.”

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/jeep-willys-fc170/6459258224.html

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1946 CJ-2A Eden, NC $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It needs some work.

“1946 military willy s jeep 4×4 4 speed all org complete been setting in building for 30 years needs some work body solid no rust.. no b s offers not giving away good piece here”

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willys-jeep-4×4-4-speed/6452709176.html

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1942 MB Decatur, IL $1500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Includes a title.

“1942 (yep!) Willys Jeep. Original style engine (head is off) and trans. Rear end is locked up and tires are flat. Clear Illinois title! This is not the civilian model. These are hard to find and never have proper paperwork. Aftermarket parts are readily available and affordable”

https://carbondale.craigslist.org/cto/d/1942-willys-jeep-ww2-vet-title/6460302907.html

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Year? CJ-3B Beech Creek, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Appears to have Allstate hubs. This is one of a variety of vehicles being sold.

“willys jeep fram and body bad $300 engine ran when parked have title”

https://williamsport.craigslist.org/pts/d/vehicles-for-sale/6455798463.html

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1953 CJ-3A Petaluma, CA No price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Needs plenty of work.

“I have a 1953 jeep willys was goong to restore bit dont have money nor time to do so. So shoot me an offer.”

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1953-jeep-willys/6462303363.html

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1959 CJ-3B Queen Creek, AZ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Engine has been removed.

“Very complete unmolested 3B. High hood Willys are getting hard to find in this condition. Engine is out and on stand, very clean motor and was told it was a runner. Very little rust, solid floor boards. Can help with delivery if needed. Clean title. Rancho 1″ springs and shackles, tow bar. NOT pictured is like new 31″ mud terrains, wheels pictured are not included.
If add is up, it’s still available.
No trades, No spam, no low ballers, no bs!!!”

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/1959-willys-cj3b-high-hood/6461292203.html

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1943 MB? Skyline, AL $3000

• CATEGORIES: MB

No description provided.

https://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1943-jeep-willys/6461882961.html

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Cary, NC $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

“Started as a resto project that never made it very far, Now I’m Moving and cant take it with me.

Specs: 48 model original left tire carrier jeep, factory colors were Princeton black with Harvard red wheels
body is off the chassis, motor out etc. Motor ran when parked but that was about 7-8 years ago still turns free and stored inside, Needs a body kit, fenders are decent and hood could be salvaged the rest is junk, I have old body to get parts pieces etc off of, Frame is decent but needs front cross member repaired and one spot on the side repaired.

Lots of good parts, ****jeep is disassembled****
Would make a good restoration project or parts vehicle – clean”

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/pts/d/48-jeep-cj2a/6453753070.html

 
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1952 CJ-3A Onslow County, NC $1150

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

“This is a 1952 Willy’s CJ-3A Jeep serial number 452- GB1 31628…. Has had some work done on it in the past, but still needs more.. Motor and drive train are complete and are original to the Jeep….. Not sure if it runs or not pulled it from a Barn in South Carolina…Body is rusty frame is good and solid with surface rust only….. Good starting point for restoration or use it for parts…. Great Rat Rod project….SOLD AS IS…. NO windshield what you see in the pictures is what you get…..NO TITLE…Bill of sale only… Asking $1150.00 Cash or come look and make me an offer… email this post for info and location…”

https://onslow.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-cj-3a-willys-jeep/6447920395.html

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Year? M-38 Haines City, FL $900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Unclear how much value is here.

“50S M38 JEEP
FOR TRADE FOR RAT ROD O FOR OLD CHEVY PICK UP
NO TITLE NO VIN TAG
BILL SALE ONLY
AS IS WHERE IS
NOT RUNING ENGINE IS OUT OFF THE JEEP”

https://lakeland.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep-38/6439418420.html

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1949 CJ-3A Seneca, SC $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(11/01/2017) Engine needs rebuilding.

“FOR SALE: 1949 Willys Jeep CJ3A. I have owned this Jeep for 20+ years and hate to sell it, but life dictates otherwise. I restored it with my father in high school and drove it around town for 2-3 years. College, marriage, children, mortgage, and other responsibilities resulted in the jeep sitting in the barn for 17 years. The engine and ancillary components have been partially disassembled. Tires are dry rotting. Master cylinder needs rebuilding. Transmission needs a new first gear. Other than a few minor issues, this Jeep is solid and rust free. It is a complete Jeep and the parts needing attention are all in great shape and can be re-built. Engine needs rebuilding. Head gasket was blown when it was parked.”

https://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1949-willys-jeep-cj3a/6453308787.html

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M-38, M-38A1, M-151, Mule, MB Parts Canton, OH

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Bob Christy is selling some parts he received as part of a parts lot purchase. He’s created a google doc with a list of prices if interested. Contact him at bob3bsellingstuff@gmail.com

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xBhSKVqG9K0dxZPaSSpX8M5nrXEkFI-wJIl4ep0hsAo/edit?usp=sharing

“I am NOT a commercial sales guy, I just ran into a very large (for me) lot of parts, including an entire M38A1! I’m selling them to support the resto-Mod of my 1949 Jeepster.

There are over 150 Parts I’ve cataloged, most are for M38A1, a few M151, M37, Mule (mufflers) and MB parts. I’ve already sold a few of these parts to some members here. I am posting this list out to several pages and some facebook pages as well.

I have a google Doc made of the parts and the prices, the prices listed DO NOT include shipping. I also have corresponding photos of each item. If you’d like to contact me about a part, please PM me, or e mail me at “bob3bsellingstuff@gmail.com”, and give me the corresponding number of the part and I can send a photo and we can talk about the parts. Some of the prices I’ve come up with are negotiable, some are not…the prices are based on conversations I’ve had with people who know more about these parts than I do and some educated guessing.

I would prefer NOT to ship these parts overseas.”