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Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums

Just a few posts tonight.

This jeep is featured at a Brussels military museum (Royal Armed Forces Museum?)

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Here are some miscellaneous photos:

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Laser Scanning the Bantam BRC-60 Frame

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

The Austin Bantam Society shared a link to this interesting story about the use of a laser scanner by Direct Dimensions, INC, to scan what they describe as the Bantam BRC frame, but is really a BRC-60 frame according to Bill Spear. I’d read that the frame broke after heavy testing, but I don’t see any obvious breaks. I didn’t know it had been saved. It definitely has decayed.

http://www.laserdesign.com/project_news/200/

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Bantam BRC original prototype frame

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Feb 1956 Issue of Willys News on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

At the bottom of the last photo check out the jeep with the cement mixer.

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1946 Photo of Modified Jeep in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This modified jeep reminds me a great deal of Wally Cohn’s jeep. The photos was posted on G503’s Facebook page.

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Photo of modified jeep from 1946 Germany

Wally Cohn’s modified sedan jeep. Kind of an original jeepster

 
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March 1956 Issue of Willys News on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

One article covers a ground-rod driving unit installed on a truck.

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1942? MB? Lawrenceburg, KY $1700

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Photos added.

(11/13/2014) No pics provided.

“This a 1942 (I think) Willys MB Jeep. It appears to all military except the headlights which appear to CJ 2 A type. Needs restoring. I bought it as a project and realize I have no time. Engine turns over, but I have not run it. It has a set of wheels from an M 151 and tires that hold air.”

http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/4769639808.html

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Jeep Wreck by Barry

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Blaine discovered a thread at SCALE MOTORCARS about a guy named Barry who builds scale car wreck dioramas. Included in the different dioramas is a pretty neat scale model of a jeep graveyard. Barry built it based on photographs of an actual location. The setting and condition of the jeeps look a lot like the photo I shared earlier this month from Price of Wales, Papau New Guinea.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of that page to see all the photos

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Diving for Jeeps in the South Pacific

• CATEGORIES: Features, Last Ride

UPDATE: I first published this in 2009. I thought it was worth an update, so I’ve added some better photos.

Note: Some of these photos are posted online as being at the Coolidge wreck when they are really from the nearby Million Dollar Point dump. I believe I have the photos under the correct locations, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

1) Wreck of the SS President Coolidge. Built in 1931 as a luxury liner, the SS President Coolidge was drafted into WWII service and painted gray. While navigating the islands of the Republic of Vanuatu in the Pacific during the war, the Coolidge hit a cluster of recently deployed American mines. The ship listed to the right as more than 5,000 troops were forced to abandon it, leaving behind guns, helmet, jeeps, tanks, rations, medical supplies — all of which sank with the ship in 70-to-240 feet of water about 100 yards from shore.

This jeep is entombed in hold #2 at a depth of 110 feet:

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The Yacht Lorelei Blog features these photos from 2012:

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2) Million Dollar Point is another area in the Republic of Vanuatu where jeeps and other equipment was dumped. Located just off the coast of Espirito Santo Island, the area is full of “jeeps, six-wheel drive trucks, bulldozers, semi-trailers, fork lifts, tractors, bound sheets of corrugated iron, unopened boxes of clothing, and cases of Coca-Cola….” dumped by American troops as a way of disposing of the items. Learn more here. Below are two photos of jeeps:

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The Yacht Lorelei Blog shared these two jeep photos from Million Dollar Point:

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1945 Photo of Marines in the Solomon Islands on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Looks like both jeeps no long have windshields.

“You are bidding on an original press photo featuring . Photo is 6” x 5” in size.”

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Feb 1957 Issue of Willys News on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

The last photo shows a jeep setup to change traffic lanes.

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April 1957 Issue of Willys News on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This issue is the only one I’ve seen printed with a green header.

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WWII Jeep Matchbook Cover on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

I’ve seen a variety of jeep matchbook covers, but I believe this is the first with a military theme. It doesn’t seem to be advertising anything either.

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WAAC Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps

I believe this “I was the one that couldn’t even change a tire” postcard has the WAAC working on a jeep. It’s not one of the better jeep drawings we have seen.

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WW2 Jeep Board Game in Massachusetts $20

• CATEGORIES: Features

It’s not a very large game, but still kind of a neat piece.

“World War 2 jeep board games for sale. Outside shows wear, but inside is in very good condition.”

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/clt/4770405340.html

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1963 CJ-3B Laguna Park, TX $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

1963 CJ3B Willys Jeep. 38,200 original miles. Original VIN Tag. Original 4 cyl F Head Engine. New paint in 2012 matched to original paint code. Clear blue Texas Title. Rebuilt starter. New shocks. New battery. PTO Winch on front. Tow Bar. May include new front and rear springs for the right price.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4770460483.html

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1967 CJ-6 Denver, CO $3900

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This has a motor upgrade and the Hudson steering upgrade.

“Rare 1967 Willy’s CJ6. Only 50,000 ever made. 20″ longer than a CJ5. (101″ wheelbase). 258 inline 6 cylinder engine is bigger than stock. Custom recessed firewall to fit engine. Custom pin-striping, tail lights, and rear seat. Two gas tanks. New battery. Runs great. little rust. Comes with ragtop.”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4771234975.html

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1958 CJ-3B Sweet Valley, PA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Seller must sell this weekend. Runs and drives.

“UP FOR SALE IS A 1958 WILLYS FLAT FENDER CJ3B HIGH HOOD WITH ONLY 40K MILES. HAS THE HURICANE 4CYL WITH TWIN STICK TRANSFERCASE AND THREE SPD TRANS.RUNS AND DRIVES. READY FOR RESTORATION. COMES WITH SOFT TOP AND DOORS FRAMEWORK AND PLOW. POOR CONDITION VALUE ON NADA IS $4700 AND PRICE GOES UP FROM THERE. ONLY ASKING $1500 OBO MUST GO BEFORE END OF WEEKEND. HAVE ANOTHER CAR COMING IN GARAGE. TITLE AVAILABLE. DELIVERY AVAILABLE WITHIN REASON. FENDERS HOOD GRILLE COWL WINDSHIELD FRAME DASH AND GAUGES IN GREAT SHAPE. FRAME IS GREAT. MOST ATTENTION NEEDED ON TUB . ONLE $1500 OR BEST OFFER. ALSO INTERESTED IN GUNS ATV JEEPS ETC.”

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/4770289067.html

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1950 CJ-3A Sheridan, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/14/2014) Looks in good shape.

“Stock – 4 Cylinder – 3 Speed – 4 Wheel Drive. Everything has been rebuilt on this beauty! It has been a Labor of Love working hours and hours tinkering and restoring this sweet ride! It has New Wheels and Tires, Diamond Plate Tank. It is rebuilt mechanically and ready for you to paint!”

http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/4771195282.html

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1980 Mitsubishi J-53 Stratford, OK $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

It’s had some use, but I haven’t seen many at this price.

“1980 Mitsubishi J53 4×4 this is Mitsubishi’s version of the willis CJ3b. It has a four cylinder diesel motor,four speed trans,hi/lo transfer case,has skid pans over the oil pan and transmition.it has a 24 volt electric system . this jeep is built to military spec’s, being manufactured in japan not for transport to the U.S. it has right hand steering. this jeep runs and drives good. FOR SALE OR TRADE would trade for 4×4 pickup in good condition.”

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/4769741357.html

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Sand Jeep Buellton, CA $10,500 or $5,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Seller will sell with or without drivetrain.

“SAND JEEP FIBERGLASS BODY, 20.00 SAND TIRES UNLIMITED TH400 TRANSBRAKE FORD 9′ REAR WITH STRANGE 3RD MEMBER AND AXELS. A ARM FRONT END. CHEVY 383 WITH ALUMINUM BRODIX HEADS. ALL MSD MAGNETO WITH 3STEP IGNITION, NOS FOGGER SYSTEM.

$10,500 COMPLETE OR $5,500
WILL SELL AS A ROLLER FOR $5,500 NO MOTOR OR TRANS

2015 CURRENT GREEN OFF ROAD STICKER AND TITLED
SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION 2007 TITLE OFF ROAD”

http://slo.craigslist.org/cto/4770624892.html

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1946 CJ-2A Charleston, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks ready for winter.

“1946 Jeep CJ2A flat fender with hard top, 4cyld, Lots of new parts, Springs, brakes, wheels, Tires and more, call for more info”

http://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/4770555851.html

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1952 CJ-3A Asheville, NC $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Looks like a good jeep.

“1952 Willys cj3a. Almost everything replaced or rebuilt. Sanded or media blasted down to bare metal then epoxy primed and painted. Rebuilt transmission, transfercase, front and rear end. All new brakes from master cylinder to brake shoes. All new fuel system from tank to carb, carb is a professionaly rebuilt origanal carter. All gauges, lights, switches, wiring harness are new and work great. New tires, wheels and tubes. New seat covers from beechwood canvas, new radiator, Battery, electronic ignition. To many new parts to list. Have recipts for all parts replaced. No rust, very clean straight jeep. Runs ,drives and stops as it should. This is a 62 year old jeep so if you are looking for a daily driver or something to do 60 or 70 mph in this is not for you. Please email with any questions or a phone number and i will call you back. Also have a complete motor, transmission, transfercase, and front axle to go with it, Price is $10,500 or best offer”

http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/4770757794.html

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1946 CJ-2A Macon, GA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

What’s that hanging off the front bumper?

“First civilian jeep offered. 1946 that has been upgraded with brakes, wiring harness, clutch, steering and more.”

http://macon.craigslist.org/cto/4769637630.html

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1947 CJ-2A Pearland, TX $4850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Runs and drives.

“1947 WILLIS JEEP CJ2A
THIS JEEP IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND IT RUNS PERFECTLY. IT HAS A PTO DRIVEN WINCH AND CANVASS TOP WHICH IS IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS A NEW STARTER AND BATTERY AND WAS JUST TUNED UP.”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/4770775385.html

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1964 CJ-3B Burlington, VT eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This includes an overdrive, but it does need some work.

“Bought vehicle in 2007 with 38,000 miles and drove it daily to work (less than 5 miles) everyday, moved to VA in 2010 and parked vehicle, then moved back to VT in 2013 and found vehicle rusty and needing some TLC, I’m moving in 6 months so I have no time to rebuild/restore…great daily driver just needs a good home. Has new points, plugs, condenser, NEEDS fuel line, master cylinder, and tub body work…ran when parked and moved in 2010, runs with battery and fuel but will need brake work, two sets of tires and rims, bikini top…will need to be towed or flatbed to your location…moving in six months and no time to rebuild/restore….strong running daily driver needs TLC”

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