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April 22nd: Old Town Sacramento

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Given the public can climb into this old Ford, it was still a pretty nice car!. They even let me jump into it!

During the spring of 2013 my son Karson visited Old Town Sacramento and said it was a great area of the city.  Ann and I didn’t know for sure what to expect when we arrived there today, but we came away pleasantly surprised.

We began the day at the California Auto Museum located just a little south of the Old Town Sacramento area. Much of the museum’s collection came from Edward Towe, a Montana banker who assembled a large collection of Fords in Deer Lodge, Montana (some of his collection is still there at the Montana Auto Museum). That explains why many of the early vehicles and artifacts are related to Ford.

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I felt like the museum started strong, with some good explanations and backgrounds. The exhibit is organized on a timeline, starting with some very early Fords.

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A good display of how Camp Curry at Yosemite began. The Camp began as a tent camp in 1899 by David and Jennie Curry.

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A pretty static display more typical of the arrangement of the early vehicles at the museum.

The demonstration of how/why a ring and pinion developed was particularly well done. There was a video (see below the picture of the R&P machine) of the R&P and played above a hands-on example that people could spin by hand. Well done!

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The Johnson’s 2014 Moab Adventure

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Jim provided a report on his family’s 2014 Moab adventure.

He writes, “Here are some pics of our adventures at the Easter Jeep Safari. We all faired pretty good. The 1953 CJ-3B ended up breaking a rear axle on Kane creek, but with Russ’s many years of Willys driving experience he was able to finish the trail with it. The 1947 CJ-2A blew the balls out of the front axle but due to Jakes finely tuned Willys repair knowledge he was able to make a quick repair. And my 1962 CJ-5 suffered and broken headlight and a scratch down the side from a scrub oak.(that’s what I get for wheelin and texting). All in all it was a great trip and we can’t wait for next year.”

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1942 GPW Remanufactured? on eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This appears to have a fairly rare Higgins remanufacturing data plate. The seller doesn’t list a location.

“If you’ve been looking for a great project, you’ve found it. I have a very nice 42 GPW for sale. Although not matching numbers, it does have the original data tags on the glove box that match the frame vin on the frame. The jeep is titled under the GPW vin on the engine. Excellent project if you are looking for an early jeep. It does have some rust but very little for its age. Jeeps in this condition with very little modification are getting harder and harder to find. Just came out of about two decades of storage. I will consider slat grill parts as partial trade. Please ask all questions before bidding.”

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1953 CJ-3B Miami, FL $14,995

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UPDATE: Still Available. Was on eBay. From the Dezer Car Museum.

(09/24/2013) Great condition with sign of cosmetic wear. Kept on display for over a year. 15,484! Price is negotiable; call Demetri @ (954)-559-8326. (Speaks English and Russian). Located at the Dezer Car Museum. Where we have over 1200 eye popping cars and counting!

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/4435224291.html

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Year? CJ-3A Princeton, MA Estate Sale

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Listed as a 1948, I suspect it is a 1949 or later CJ-3A.

“1948 Willy’s title : parts only
1948 Willy’s Overland truck . . . fabulous piece for a collector to restore!!
Part of an estate sale featuring antiques, vintage bicycles, vehicles and much more!!
Saturday 4/26 from 9-2 pm at 42A Sterling Road in Princeton. Great sale, see you there!
Please note and respect any parking signs. Visa/MC/Amex accepted.
We try to have prices by Friday, but may not have confirmation until the actual day of the sale.

Items are significantly discounted, and sell very quickly, so it always a good idea to get a number early to beat the crowd. ****Numbers are given at the house, starting at 7:30 a.m., the day of the sale.

Pictures can be viewed at: http://www.consignworks.com/Estate650/index.html

http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/4435299311.html

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1951 Wagon Bumpass, MD $15,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available

(03/04/2014) This wagon was chopped at an angle, giving it an unusual look.

“This wagon has a small block Chevy engine , turbo 400 transmission , CD player , heater works, This Jeep two door has been chopped and has a new mustang 2 front end, good tires and is road ready. This Vehicle runs.

Trades considered- other classic cars or trucks, rat rods, tractors and implements . Ask me if not listed reasonable trade considered.”

http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/cto/4434252035.html

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1946 & 1947 CJ-2A Clinton, AR $4000

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The seller will sell separately or almost everything for $4000.

“1946 CJ2A Runs good, works good. title $3500.00
Parts must sell before jeep or buy it all.
1947 Willys 90% complete, can hear run. Bill of sale. $750.00
1947 Willys Frame, Rears, Froze engine. $150.00
1949 Willys Truck frame and running gears. Good Trans and TX case Bad timing gear. Have new gear. Has 16″ wheels. $200.00
Extra willys CJ2A front clip very good condition. $225.00
Warn Winch XD9000I with remote. Excellent condition. $650.00
2 extra transmissions and transfer cases. (1 tx case froze)
Engine overhaul gaskets
Many other seals and gaskets
Items not priced included in complete sale.
$4000.00 buys everything except winch. $4500.00 with winch
Not looking for trades. This is my price. cash only. Call for complete information.”

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/4434674035.html

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Hermiston, Oregon, Jeeps for Sale

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Still Available

If we were home, I’d run down and check this out. I’ve seen where these were located, but never spoke with the owner.

“MY DAD PAST AWAY AND LEFT US THIS COLLECTION.MOST HAVE TITLES LOTS OF PARTS.ONE ONLY HAS 22 THOUSAND MILES ON IT.COME SEE 8-6 M-F 8-4 SATURDAYS AT BONNEY’S AG. ALSO MANY TRACTORS ,BULLDOZERS,CATS,TRAILERS,EARTH MOVERS, TEE PEE ,TENTS,PRESS,GENERATORS,POWER TOOLS,CORDS,RAIL ROAD CARS ,SPEEDERS,RAIL CRANES ,SERVICE TRUCKS,PICKUPS,STUTZ BEAR CAT,CERAMIC MOLDS AND SO ON.”

http://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/4418562964.html

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1944 GPW Marcellus, NY eBay

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It’s a project.

“This is a 1944 ford GPW, which needs a total restoration. It has been restored several times before, looking at the different layers of paint I see evidence of a bright green and red paint job under olive drab layers. Possibly a “follow me” jeep from the local air base but I have no idea. It does have a grey GPW motor, which is interesting in that motor pool motors were painted green so this may be original. There are no data plates on the body but I did purchase a set that will go with the Jeep. I would replace the floor in this Jeep at minimum, but a replacement tub would be the easiest way to go. I have some small parts that the winner is welcome to.

It is missing the radiator and air cleaner stuff also grab handles and the like. What you see is what you get. and of course this is as-is where-is. I can deliver in New York or Penn for a fee, I can assist in loading.”

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1948 CJ-2A Dawsonville, GA $1600

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600. Pics now provided.

“I have a willys jeep for sale or trade. It does run and drive but, will need work to be a daily driver. It has the original flat head 4 cyl motor, 3-speed and dual stick transfer case. I also have a extra motor, transmission, transfer case, frame, fenders,hood, window frame etc. ( no tub) that I will include. I am willing to trade for other vehicles,boats, 4 wheelers, motorcycles etc. Will try to get pics loaded soon. 678-410-3091 Andy. Calls or e-mail only. My phone does not recieve text.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4419663676.html

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1956 Wagon Hubbard, OH $1500

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Looks like a good project.

“1956 Jeep Willies Wagon 2 Door
Just brought back from Arizona, will make a good restoration project.
Front floor pans are rusted from moisture under mats.
Frame is solid.
Body is in good condition.
Does not have original motor and does not run.
Clean Arizona title.
First $1500.00 takes it.”

http://youngstown.craigslist.org/cto/4434571060.html

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1951 CJ-3A lomita, CA $4000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(12/24/2013) “51 willys / jeep cj2a [flatfender], 09/10 frame off redo , modern jeep 4 cyl motor [pre injection].. less than 5k miles since redo . needs a few things [emergency brake lever] , old brake system [I planned to add power brakes and steering , but never got around to it] , could used a going thru on the front hubs [they locked when I bought t but don't now , re-grease and clean] . runs very good , gets good mileage , plenty of power ….. 4500 or swap for skipjack 24′ – 28′ or similar boat .”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/4409572013.html

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1973 CJ-6 Pleasant Grove, UT eBay

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UPDATE: Was $8500. Now on eBay

(02/13/2014) This has some minor body and paint issues, but otherwise appears solid.

“Extremely rare 1973 Jeep CJ-6 with half cab hard top and doors for sale. Less than 52,000 original miles. Body is in excellent condition for year of jeep. Paint is fading and will need to be redone if show quality is desired.

The history of the jeep as I know it, is it lived most of its life in California as a forest service vehicle. I purchased it from a guy in Wyoming. Since I purchased it in 2012, I installed a new intake/exhaust manifold gasket, new belt, hoses, spark plug/wires, distributor cap, rotor, e-brake cable, extended brake lines, 4 inch Skyjacker springs, Skyjacker shocks, steering stabilizer shock, 15X8 Wheels (2.5″ backspacing), 33X10.50 BFG KM2 tires, rock sliders (.25″ wall).

Wheelbase: 103 Inches
Rear Diff: Dana 44 — Factory Limited Slip, 3:73 Ratio
Front Diff: Dana 30, 3:73 Ratio
Engine: 232 ci I-6
Transmission: 3 speed manual
Transfer Case: Dana 20
Mileage at time of posting: 51,445″

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1953 Wagon Casa Grande, AZ eBay

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UPDATE: Was $4500. Now on eBay

(04/21/2014) Runs? I think I’ve seen this one before, but couldn’t find it in my database.

“1953 WILLYS WAGON, 4 CYLINDER 4 WHEEL DRIVE. VERY GOOD SHAPE FOR ITS AGE
I’VE PUT WAY MORE MONEY INTO IT THAN I’M ASKING. WORK DONE AND PARTS THAT GO WITH IT;
• COMPLETE BRAKE REBUILD, NEW CYLINDERS (SLAV AND MASTER) NEW DRUMS, PADS SPRINGS ETC.
• NEW WIRING HARNESS, 75% INSTALLED
• NEW TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLIES WITH LENSES
• NEW PROFESSIONALLY REBUILD CARBURETOR
• NEW NON ORIGINAL FRONT BUCKET SEATS
• REBUILT GAUGES
• NEW INTERIOR MASONITE PANELS
• NEW PLUGS & WIRES
• NEW WATER PUMP
• OIL CHANGED
• REAR DIFF GASKET REPLACED
• NEW ELECTRIC (NO POINTS) DISTRIBUTOR
• NEW ORIGINAL STYLE LIGHT SWITCH
• NEW ORIGINAL STYLE IGNITION SWITCH
• OTHER STUFF I’M SURE I’M FORGETTING.”

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April 21st: Tom, Paty, Sparky, Bill, Lucy, Snoopy, Charlie, Linus, and More

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Apparently, Snoopy can be a little frisky sometimes!

Fun day today! We met some great people and had a beautiful drive through the Sonoma and Napa areas.

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We drove from Santa Rosa to Sacramento on Monday.

The morning began with a trip down to Tree Line Teardrop Trailers in Petaluma where we met Tom and Paty Perkins. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TreelineTeardrops.

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Tom had contacted me a few months ago about finding a flat fender. He’d explained that the first vehicle he’d driven was his dad’s CJ-2A. So, he was interested in finding another one. As we exchanged emails, I learned he was building teardrop trailers. Fascinated by them, we agreed that Ann and I would stop by during our trip.

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Paty and Tom quickly made us feel at home as they showed us the two different trailers in their driveway, one an off road version and one a lightweight (700lb) road cruiser that was being picked up by the new owner that day. One look at both of the trailers and it is easy to see how well made they are. This reflects Tom’s background in construction and finish work. Both Ann and I were very impressed, from the quality of the workmanship and materials, to the choices in stove top (high quality, sturdy, high btu burners) and portable fridge (ARB). Each trailer is built to order by Tom.

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Perhaps the best selling point was how easy it was for Ann to climb inside. The doorways are wide and even with Ann’s bad knee and brace, she had no problem slipping inside. So sold is Ann, that she’s reviewing each trailer option as I type this.

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Thanks to Tom and Paty for showing the trailers, the bees, the chickens and more!

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