Here’s a new illustration from Roberto Flores. Someone else will need to translate
Here’s a letter on a jeep illustrated letterhead, one I’ve never seen.
“An original World War Two letter including the envelope written by Cliff Brandow who was in the 256th Field Artillery. This letter is dated Oct. 18, 1943. It has the logo of a jeep with soldiers and says, Camp Gordon Augusta Georgia. I currently have other letters written by this individual listed. The letter is in very good condition, with some light wear, the cover has wear.”
Runs and drives!
“The Last year of the 3B Hi hood and I was told that this is the only year the hard top on the 3B was a factory installed. This is the original (colors match) hard top for this jeep. I am the 3rd owner. It runs well and drives good. Body is rusty as you can see. It is all there and all original. All the Glass is perfect. Engine starts easily and sounds great.”
“The First year of the “Hi Hood” to accommodate the New F head Hurricane overhead valve engine with more horsepower than the flat head of previous years.
This is all original and needs very little to be usable or easy restoration. These are getting very rare. This jeep has a straight body and only a little rust.
The engine runs and sounds great. Call Rick nine 8 nine nine 64 seven except Saturday.”
Appears to have a rag for a gas cap.
“1964 Willy’s Jeep. Jeep is in really good shape and would make a great resto project or hunting buggy. Has running 4 CYL motor but will need a battery, also needs brakes. Has stright axle front and rear. Very minimal rust. Will be sold with Bill Of Sale only. But a title will be easy to come up with”
Mark just listed this one.
“Mini Jeep riding lawn mower 19.5 hp, 2 spark plugs, new carb, starter.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(10/17/2014) The steps have been updated, but looks like a solid 3B.
“1954 Willy Classic Jeep. 4 cylinder Ford motor 4 wheel drive, runs good. ”
Don’s got this nice looking Jeepster for sale.
“1948 Willys Overland Jeepster Custom in Fire Mist Red. Less than 6000 miles since body off build. Chevy 355, 325 hp, Edlebrock Intake, Holly Carb, 350 Auto Trans, Lokar Shifter, Tilt Steering, Mustang II front end with Independent Front Suspension, Power Disk Brakes, Power Steering,
Ford 8 ” Rear, American Racing Torque Thrust Rims, radial tires, Dolfin Vintage Style Guages,
New Convertible top and side curtains, new custom boot. Chrome bumpers and vintage “blue dot”
HOT ROD rear lights. THIS IS NOT A TRAILER QUEEN, IT IS A REALLY FUN DRIVER.”
Runs and drives.
“This is a 1954 CJ-3B with an F-134 Hurricane 4 cyl, T-90 Transmission and D18 Transfer case. Starts instantly. Runs, drives, shifts, and stops.
Overall excellent. Some rust in spots but no rot or evidence of repair.
Looks good at a glance but does have a lot of patch panels and bondo. Depending on your plans the body is solid enough for a “driver” quality Jeep but beyond that it is questionable. This would be a good candidate for a new repo tub or better donor tub. My guess is the existing tub would be more effort that it is worth should you remove all the bondo, patches, and try to restore to original. Tough to tell for certain until you get into it though.
Lots of updates.
“For sale 1962 willys rat rod. this is a true ratrod. has a 327 rebuilt with brand new heads. motor runs great. has a weiand high rise and edelbrock carburetor. HEI distributor. Zoomies. Custom clam shell silver bucket seats. mickey Thompson valve covers. turbo 350 trans. 32 inch lokar shifter. dana 50 rear end. Aluminum radiator with electric fan. 1953 ford spoke wheels on bias ply tires. rear end has been notched. So Cal speed shop model A front end drop axle. Disk brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. Frame and bed has been shortened. New spun aluminum gas tank. new fuel and brake lines. only thing original from the truck is the body and partial frame. Titled and registered. Pink in hand. $7000 OBO contact me for more info. ”
Runs. Needs work.
“For sale a 1950 CJ-3A Willy’s jeep. Make a great restoration project or for making a trail Jeep.
It would also work to part out for another project.
Engine runs, needs new tires, and battery to drive. No title. Has been garaged for the last 30 years in barn. Frame in good shape. M”
Runs. No title.
“Runs,4wheel drive works. Needs master cylinder, no title”
Mark listed this over at warjeeps.com.
“What you are looking at is an original 1951 M38 Jeep. The Jeep has the correct MC engine, but does have a repairable crack above the distributor. A correct RMC engine block will come with it. The body is pretty straight. It has the usual floor rust. Most of the rust through area is in the driver front floor, but just where the flat panels are meaning it would be an easier repair job if you know how. The engine is not locked and spins freely. The Jeep has most of its original paint from the Korean War era and also still has its hood numbers both are pretty unusual to see on a Jeep as old as this. I would prefer this old steel soldier to find a good home to bring it back to life! I don’t usually sell my project Jeeps, but my dually needs 6 new tires.”
“This is a very early (599th one produced!) 1949 CJ-3A with an L-134 Go-Devil 4 cyl engine, T-90 Transmission and D18 Transfer case. This runs but will be a serious project.
Overall excellent. Some rust in spots but no rot or evidence of repair.
Extremely rough but minimal patches and/or bondo so you can see what you are dealing with. Worse tubs have been brought back to life with the little dedication and a MIG welder.
“Here is a cute little CJ2A I picked up a week ago that needs to find somebody with time to work on it. It looks like it is all complete, the engine turns over and some of the expensive things you never think about when figuring what a restoration will cost — like the seat springs are there. The gauges are all there, with a little tinkering it would probably fire up and run and go play. Or if you need parts — here they are. The little L head engines are getting hard to find, if I didn’t already have a good running one and a spare one for my 48 CJ I’d just keep this.
There are a lot of good parts here, these things have really gotten popular in recent years and the supply of some original parts is pretty slim. The gauges are worth money — the new Chinese ones are crap – the grill and starter and generator and wheels are all worth some bucks.
I just put 48 in the year, I don’t know exactly what year it is and the 113275 is actually the model number. I put parts only in for the title because I don’t have it in hand yet but they are supposed to be sending it to me. When I get the title it will have the year and all that on it — should be in the mail in a day or two.
IT WILL BE AT THE SKUNKWAGON SWAP MEET IN GREAT FALLS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY, THE 29TH AND 30TH. I’m just pimping it on here, come take a look in Great Falls.”
No pics provided.
“1952 Willys M38 for sale.
It has the rare original, factory twin stick PTO system.
Doesn’t have and PTO driven accessories on it.
Seats are in very good condition, it’s been converted to 12 volt.
No rust, original tub is in very good condition, runs great, just needs master cylinder.
The Willys was originally a western, dry, no salt vehicle.
I also have spare parts to go with it.
It has all of the original data plates mounted on the dash.”
No pics provided. May be an M-38.
“Rare 1949 Willys Jeep Military. Solid jeep runs needs some minor work. Body is solid with limited rust. Great restoration project or hunting jeep. Has a tow bar and New tires. 170 hp motor and has been converted to 12 volt.”
“1947 jeep willya cj2a 4 cylinder devil 86xxx miles 3 speed manual good shape barn find! Everything is free moving ran befor parked in barn 2 years ago needs headlight and battery all original frame is clean no rott. Don’t really no much about it looking for 4900 or b.o interested in trades let me know what you have worst”
Not sure how much parts value this has.
“Custom built steel tub , fenders , grill, hood, with title Also have a really good titled frame for sale , motor, tranny, axles etc . very minor rust none thru or thin”
“Full willy’s jeep body no motor or trans included,set of 5 tires and rims steel windshield frame steering wheel gas tank needs some work don’t have the money to fix it up right now comes with spare wheel mount $1200 or best offer (you can part it out for more then my offer easy)has original willy’s logo’s”
Parts or project.
“53 Willys jeep cj 3b frame all sandblasted and painted ,new lift kit, springs , tub has all new floors and sides , has dauntless 225 v6 be rebuilt , t90 transmission , needs to be assembled , lots of time and money already spent on this jeep hard part has been done , missing fenders grill and windshield asking 1200 obo”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(02/20/2016) Not sure how much value is here.
“1948 Jeep CJ-2A. Basic body tub has heavy rust, engine , trans and transfercase would all need rebuild. Rolling chasis, project. Metal cab shown in pics was sold. ”
I got back late from Seattle late last night, so just a couple updates. Several readers asked if I got anything done on Biscuit while there, but (as Mitch can attest, because he dropped by) I took an hour to stare at the jeep, but between minor book fixes, caring for dad, and sonny-do projects, I didn’t have much extra time.
On my way home I stopped by to visit Roy Williams and his friend, Todd Francis. Todd is the 2nd or 3rd largest manufacturer of two-piece high performance VW blocks in the world. He ships them all around the planet. It was a real treat to watch the blocks being milled, drilled, and cleaned. His racing buggy was pretty cool, too. I didn’t have my camera with me, so no pics.
Blaine spotted this great photo showing hundreds of what appear to be M-606s about ready to be shipped to Iran in 1962. It’s part of an article in the Toledo Blade about the 75th anniversary of the Willys-Overland-produced jeep.
The green FC-170 pictured below is the one for sale out of Chicago. I have to say, this is one way to save on gas!