Thursday night I came down with a light cold (or something), so I took it easy yesterday. By the evening I felt good enough to jjoin Ann and her uncle Fred for a visit Alamagordo’s art fair. Fred is president of Otero County’s STEM program. He and his wife are also deeply involved in First Robotics and judge robotic competitions all over the country. As leader of Otero Stem, he organized a demonstration at the art fair. It gave the kids a chance to show off the their robots to the public and Fred and the other leaders introduced STEM to many parents who attended the fair.
Fred and I loading the high school kids’ robot.
The Junior High School aged kids robot is on the left.
Fred’s always in trouble with the police :-)
There are as many girls as boys involved in the Otero program. Both Fred and Cindy are Mechanical Engineers and worked for Boeing. So, they believe in Engineering as a career.
While we were at the fair, Smokey Bear stopped by for a visit. Why would Smoke Bear be attending the event? I’ll save that for Monday’s update.
On Saturday I’ll probably just spend the day in bed recuperating and more clearly sketching out our Texas travels.
943 Press Photo Boys Clubs Collect Pennies to Buy a Jeep For the Army
This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 01-21-1943.”
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Not to scale, but still might make someone a fun project. Thanks to Roy for spotting this one.
“I have an unusual project for you!
hand built or homemade mini jeep body….
this is all steel and is 36″ wide by 68″ long
great start to a custom build, put this on a lawn tractor or use atv components for a true 4wd build.
Imagine the time this took to build, unknown history, possibly from lakeside or elitchs???”
Doug’s got these NOS parts for sale.
He wrote, I have some nos parts that I would like to give e-willys readers first chance at buying. I have a few NOS in the original packaging Willys and Jeep parts.Also a couple of NOS autolite 6 cylinder distributor caps.The have auto lite printed on the top of the cap.I have a couple different flasher switches,an FC heater switch,a chrome lighter plug,a wiper switch,4 intake valves for a 6-230 engine,and an oil fill cap.Contact me at 419-721-3320.
Seth found this jewel. I really like the front clip mod with the renegade stripes and black hood paint. Nice!
“For Sale 1968 Jeep Jeepster Willys Commando freshly restored, super clean inside and out. This Jeep has the CJ5 front clip conversion, which gives it more of the traditional Jeep look. It has the 3.8 liter 225 cubic inch V6 and manual transmission, runs and drives well. It has high back Jeep wrangler seats, front seats have sliders, front passenger folds forward, rear seats folds down and folds forward. It has new 16″ Ion wheels, matte black and machined finish and 305-70-16 (33×12.50-16) Toyo MT tires which are about 50% or better tread.
The radio does not work, and there is a tow bar installed on the front bumper. We do have and are not including a top with the Jeep, we don’t have one, it has always been stored in our garage. The next owner can modify as they choose, add a roll cage and a soft top, or find and install a factory hard top. This Jeep has much more room than a CJ5, and would make a great beach cruiser, dune rider, or just to have up your cabin for hunting and fishing. Clear AZ title signed and notarized, located in Buckeye, AZ 85326. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, we may be able to assist in locating a carrier or possibly deliver for an additional fee.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(03/28/2015) Nice looking 2A.
“Fully Restored with 9,260 miles!!
3 Speed Manual
2D Jeep with back bench seat
Tan Canvas Interior”
Craig forwarded this wrecker/ snow plow combo. I bet this doesn’t last long. No title.
“Original factory made Willys Wrecker with Well-Built body.
Equipped with a Fisher power angling snowplow.
Appears in good shape.
“1973 cj 6 long tub. 304 motor rebuilt , super swampers are nearly new. . Has soft top . Jeep runs good. New master break cylinder.”
Could use some new seats!
“Selling my 1946 Willys CJ2A. Definitely not the prettiest cj you’ve seen, but she’s a beast! Runs and drives. 4 cylinder, flat head Motor has been rebuilt at some point, but i’m not able to verify how long ago. Fresh oil and coolant.
Converted to 12 volts. Rear offset dana 44. Also has rear seat included
New battery. I’ll be replacing the Regulator and Ignition tomorrow. I’ll also be rebuilding the carb as well, because it has a hard time idling.
I also have 4 extra original CJ2 wheels (15×6), as well as 2 spare tire mounts. I will also include a tow bar.
Transmission shifts good. No grinding or popping out. 4×4 works.
Obviously, this jeep needs some body work, as you can see in the pics. Some cancer spots, and places where bondo is chipping off from an old restoration. But this jeep is VERY restorable, and will be worth plenty of money after body work and some tlc.
Title in hand. have the license plate for it as well.
$2700 or best REASONABLE OFFER. no trades. Cash speaks.
Call or text the number in the reply section.”
Looks real nice.
“For sale a 1954 M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. Fully restored. Includes Winter top, doors and heater.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(03/27/2015) Looks in great shape.
“Selling a 1959 Jeep FC170 4×4 cab over truck super rare! Jeep is in really good condition! New paint. New custom bed. New front bumper off a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. New wheels and tires. New brakes all the way around including master cylinder, wheel cylinders, pads, e-brake cable, rear brake lines. All new fluids. Engine is a Willys Super Hurricane 226 straight 6 flathead based off the Ford Flathead that runs great backed by a 3spd manual transmission. 4WD works great. 4.88 gears in rear Dana 50 and front Dana 44. The Jeep is slow but great for off road. Great driver right now, I drive it a few times every week. Needs a back window which is easy because its flat but have the window seal. Gets looks every time I drive it, everyone loves it. Looking to buy a house and selling this would make a good down payment or I would keep it. Jeep is almost all original except the bed and front bumper. Been trying to keep it as original as possible. Great for driving around town and showing off at car shows.”
AlphaMav spotted this FC with a funky bumper.
“Not sure of the year . $ 2000.00 OBO flat head inline 6 cylinder.”
Unusual rear bumper. Are those rings hold it to the jeep?
“Civilian model, original 134L, 4 cylinder, 4 Wheel drive, 3 speed, high/low range, 12 volt conversion. Runs and drives great, lots of extras…hard top and doors, rear seat,and tow bar with lights. she has 5:13 gears so 45 mph is the top speed, but it will climb a wall! Lots of fun with the windshield down!!!”
At the very least needs a fuel line.
“I have a 1946 willys jeep for sale. It runs just needs a fuel line. I do have the roof and the doors that go with it. Great project car”
Only $1800 this weekend (otherwise $2500). Plenty of upgrades plus a bobcat hood
“For sale or trade 1952 willys CJ3A $2500 OBO project for sale, my intentions were to make her a beast sand machine but i have to many projects…. so she’s for sale
MOTOR-its powered by a AMC 304 V8 i dont not know the specs, but when she hooks up it’ll pop the front end no problem.
TRANSMISSION- dana 20
TRANSFER CASE – twin stick spicer 18
axles- 1969 wagoneer axles front dana 44 rear dana 44 3.73 gears and 27 spline shafts (the front is still the original dana 20 but the 44 comes with. )
comes with 33’s if i get asking price
Looks like parts vehicles.
“This listing is for 2 Willy’s Jeeps. I know very little about these, I’ll do the best I can to field any questions.
We do not have titles for these vehicles. We are selling these as parts only and have no way to acquire a title. They were donated to our charity. We will of course provide a bill of sale. We had a mechanic do a once over on the one with the body off to the side and he said that it had good compression in 3 cylinders and low in the 4th cylinder. We also installed a new starter.
The oil looks great and was recently changed.
The other Jeep engine oil is milked, but appears in solid condition. LOTS more pictures here: http://www.v8s10.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=39657”
No pics provided.
“This is a numbers matching beauty. Very Nice, runs and drives great. Newly rebuilt engine, new wheels and tires, new exhaust, New leaf springs, rhino lined inside,Call for details ”
No engine, but does have an overdrive and a WWII body.
“1947 jeep needs motor hade ford 312 has P.T.O winch and it’s been seting for about 15 years”
Lots to do on this FC.
“I bought this to restore into a fun little run around truck. I haven’t had the time to do much to it. When I got it I was told it still ran but I never tried to get it running, was planning on a v6 swap. Everything is still there stock motor and tranny t-case and axles, i have all the glass for it as well as headlights and some of the interior. It is a real project but could be awesome!!!”
No pics provided. Hell cat?
“4cyl flathead hell cat motor
“willies jeep chasey, drive train complete. with title”
The seller lists this project at $4000, but notes he didn’t know how to price it. Obviously that’s a bit high, so he encourages offers.
“It is time to SAS my 4runner so I need to sell one project to fund the other project.
1946 Willys cj2a with clean California title in my name. It is current and is in non-op
It is essentially in stock form with the exception of a chevy 265 V8.
I had big plans and still do but no money to have all the toys.
I have a ton of parts.
UPDATE: Still Available.
95% of parts/systems
UPDATE:Price dropped to $4000.
(02/25/2015) Ian is selling his near complete jeep. It ran until he experience a problem with the starter. Ian includes lots of information about the jeep.
I have fallen into the classic trap of rebuilding old iron – I got deep into a project before finally realizing that I am not enjoying it. What I have is 95% of the way to being a totally awesome retro offroader – not the lifted V8 junk that most people do, but rather something that keeps the classic style of the Willys Jeep and improves its performance in sensible ways.