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• CATEGORIES: News

Next updates on Thursday morning.

 
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1966 Jeep Ads in Popular Science

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Blaine shared these two ads from the February 1966 issue of Popular Science. The jeep ad appears on page 71 and the engine adapter ad was published on page 227.
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Zamechatelno! & Meeting Russians’ Ads

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings

UPDATE: Mario shared this article on Facebook. The fact it mentions the term “Zamechatelno” and it’s translation (“swell”) made us both wonder if the article was the root of the subsequent WWII ad by Willys of the same name (shown below). 

The Zamechatelno ad was published three months later in the October 10, 1942, issue of Collier’s Magazine (and subsequently in the November 14, 1942, issue of the Saturday Evening Post).   Given Willys-Overland had to commission the work, ready the ad, then submit it for publishing, this timeline certainly suggests the new article could have been the reason for the ad’s creation.

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Original Post July 11, 2010: A couple ads from Willy’s-Overland’s WWII ad campaign related to Russians. (You can see a list of all the Willys-Overland WWII ads published, with dates, in the Saturday Evening Post and Colliers).

Here’s another Ad with a Russian theme. This one was published in the August 18, 1942, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. I did not find a similar ad in Collier’s Magazine.

 
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1943 Photos of the Chevrolet Airborne Prototype on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Airborne Lightweight Jeeps, Features

This seller has a series of photos of the Chevrolet lightweight prototype.

  1. View all the information on eBay

“1942 Chevrolet US Army 1/4 Ton Jeep Truck Prototype Press Photo. Original
Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1”

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2. View all the information on eBay

“1942 Chevrolet US Army 1/4 Ton Jeep Truck Chassis Prototype Press Photo. Original
Condition: Looks as though it was likely cut from an 8×10, possibly had two photos on 8×10 sheet”

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3. View all the information on eBay

“1942 Chevrolet US Army 1/4 Ton Jeep Truck Prototype Press Photo. Original
Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1″

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1965 CJ-5 Tooele, UT $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Nice looking CJ-5 with some updates. Nice Kelly hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2192795541041611/

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“My dad had finally decided to sale his baby. 1965 Willy’s Jeep CJ 5 with small block ford V-8 289. Transmission is Bourg Warner T-10 4-speed. Warn all range overdrive. 5-38 to 1 hear ratio. Pos front and rear. Warn free wheeling hubs. 2×11 power assist brakes. Sagana power steering with stabilizer. Dual exhaust glass pack (new). 2 gas tanks (Original 10 gallons Aux 15 gallons). 4 western mag wheels with steel belted radial tires LR 78 R 15 comes with same size spare. Dual shocks each wheel. Extra heavy duty springs all the way around. Tow hooks front and rear. Trailer hitch rear with trailer plug. Crome tow bar with plug. Crome driving lights (Air craft landing lights 100w). Crome grill cover, headlight rings, hood latches, hood louvers (1967 Camero), hood hooks, air vents, door hinges, windshield hinges, dual spot light’s, outside mirrors.

KELLY insulated steel top with locking doors with roll up windows. 8000lb warn electric winch. Custom wood and crome steering wheel. Stewart Warner gauges. Crome grab bars, crome windshield latches. Dual electric wipers with washer. Dual heaters. Floor insulated and carpeted. Roll bar. Custom plet and rolled naugahide bucket seats, back seat, fender cushion, door panels and dash. Crome back up lights 1965 mustang tail light. Aftermarket air conditioner was installed 2 years ago. This is a one owner all of the mechanical work was done by himself. Also have a 1996 Tex trailer enclosed for additional 2000.00. It is 16ft. This jeep is ready for Easter weekend it just needs a battery. Trailer will only be sold with jeep if it doesn’t sale with jeep it will be for sale at a higher price just giving a break on it to sale with jeep”

 

 
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1954 CJ-3B Pendleton, OR $4250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/811526665866502/

“350 Chevy 3speed with overdrive. New Battery and Windshield. Needs carb cleaned. But runs descent with the choke on.”

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GoodYear Terra Tires St. Helens, OR $80

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/330045314283629/

“To wide for my Willy’s. 31×15.5×15 Rims are extremely wide”

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Year? CJ-3B Portland, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(01/14/2019) No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1037025669832621

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1953 CJ-3B Stites, ID $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2019) This might have an early set of Free-Lock hubs, but I can’t say for sure. Includes a half cab, though the rear glass is broken.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1380742335394723

“1953 Willy for sell. Picture of Willy bought to restore. Have brand new engine and another body that will sell as package”

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Auburn Machine Works Trencher Patent

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

There are some great illustrations that accompanied this patent filed August 15, 1950, by Friedrich Schmidt on behalf of Auburn Machine Works.

According to the filing, “An object of this invention is to provide means for digging trenches particularly suitable for mounting on a conventional vehicle such as a truck or jeep without any substantial modification thereof and driven from the vehicle power take-01f. It is a related object to provide novel means coordinated with the digger portion of the device for enabling the vehicle to be advanced positively at a speed which is only a fraction of the normally obtainable minimum speed and with the engine operating at full rated R. P. M. I”

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1945 Photo of a Jeep stuck in Philippine Mud

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo appeared in the February 03, 1945, issue of the Saturday evening Post, page 18.

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Gee-I Jeep Toy Davidson, NC $50

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Dan shared this early Gee-I Jeep toy. Someone ought to like this for the price.

https://offerup.com/item/detail/622295627/?_branch_match_id=636002163807956657

“The Gee I jeep is in good condition with all original paperwork box. Rare piece to find. Was made in different years this is the first. You can color the Jeep any color you want.”

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Centaur Antique Farm Tractor Century, FL $2200

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Doug spotted this tractor with a Monroe 3 Point Hitch. Could be a good price given that.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/grd/6826160300.html

“1948 ? Centaur AG tractor , has good running 4 cyl. Leroi engine , Monroe 3 pt. hitch and good rubber, cast iron dash and grill with factory manuels , built in Greenwich Ohio, may be able to deliver in northern states.”

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1953 M-38A1 Ocean Shores, WA $8950

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Has some mods, but looks in good shape.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/ocean-shores-53-willys-jeep-cj/6843220388.html

“M38 A1 Body off restoration, rancho suspension, painless wiring, 12 volt, Besttop, new interior, locking hubs. Book full of receipts, has never been driven in the rain. A must see. Located”

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Newly Chromed Front Bumper Butte, MT $2000 + Shipping

• CATEGORIES: Features

Kris is selling this newly chromed front bumper and parts.

“This is a freshly chromed full front bumper assembly for the Willy’s Wagon or Truck. This should also fit the Jeepster. Not only are these parts very hard to find but chrome shops are getting ever more difficult to find. Especially shops that do work like the top notch work done at Decorative Industrial Plating out of Helena, MT. This bumper is in perfect condition and is truly show quality chrome. All chrome carriage bolts, nuts and washers are included! Bumper is located in Butte, MT. Send me an email with any questions at wyantk@hotmail.com.
Kris. $2000 + shipping”

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1948 CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has updates.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/rio-rancho-48-jeep-willys/6842955076.html

“1948 CJ2, V8 conversion, small block recently rebuilt 302(not stock), 3-speed manual with a Studebaker overdrive. Belleview 8000 lb front winch. Serious inquiries only.”

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1951 CJ-3A National City, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1187191574792754/

“FOR SALE 1951 JEEP WILLY’S CJ3 🚜🚜🚜 POWERED BY A FORD V8 302 HIGH PERFORMANCE MSD DISTRIBUTOR MSD IGNITION BOX 4 SPEED MANUAL RACING CLUTCH EXTREMELY POWERFUL MORE THEN I CAN HANDLE, STARTS EVERY TIME READY TO GO”

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1949 CJ-3A Rifle, CO $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This one has an f-head.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/rifle-1949-cj3a-willies-jeep/6843368505.html

“I have a restored 1949 Willie’s CJ3A Jeep. Runs Perfect. Just in time for summer adventures! Cash only.”

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1948 Truck Sunderland, VT $8295

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Here’s another truck with the metalwork on the front bumper.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-arlington-1948-willys-4×4-jeep/6843123854.html

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“For sale – 1948 Willys pickup. Four wheel drive, 4 cylinder Willys Go Devil L head engine, 63HP, 6 volt electrical system, foot actuated push button start, 3 speed column shift, Timken rear axle, Warner T90 3 speed transmission. Patina body and paint-unrestored. Many new mechanical parts, including wiring harness, clutch, brakes, water pump, hoses, thermostat, 6 volt battery and more. Rebuilt starter. Five new 700-16 vintage-style tires from Miller Tire. Truck runs and drives well and is Vermont inspected through June.

Truck includes many surviving, rarely seen features including functioning Marvel Inverse Oiler, WO front grill guard and kerosene emergency flare. Only selling because we have too many projects – Scout and Jeep to be posted soon.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Mesa, AZ $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/25/2019) Was a column shift. Needs some work.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1946-cj2a/6841651214.html

“Mostly original with the 134 flathead and original drivetrain. Runs and drives. All electrical has been converted to 12 volt. New alternator, starter, battery and coil. Replaced gas tank with plastic and changed to an electric fuel pump. Brakes have many new parts. New low back seats and seat frame. Needs tuned a little, just don’t have the time to work on it. Body is rusty, we just rattle canned it so we could drive it around town one color. Have a clean title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Mead, WA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/chattaroy-1947-willys-jeep-buggy-street/6843053643.html

“Jeep willies willys
Chevy small block
2speed power glide
2.5ton rockwell axels
4 link rear suspension
Incomplete 4 link front suspension
I have all knuckles to complete the front suspension
Comes with two Michelin 54″x16 tires
Lots of extras. Call for more details.”

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1949 CJ-3A Springdale, WA $2600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1187191574792754/

“1949 Willys Cj2, has F Head Motor. runs good. 4×4 works good. price firm. Still project that runs good….No Rust”

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L-134 Engine Perris, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

Has a WWII head.

“Don’t turn, pick up as is if you can use it get it now.”

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T-96 Transmission and Overdrive Olympia, WA $225

• CATEGORIES: Transmissions

Dan shared this one. If you need the comb, this seems worth a look.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-borg-warner-86-3-speed/6831445373.html

“1966 1967 Borg Warner T-86 3 Speed Transmission! Part Number T 86 -1A 4! With R10B -1 E Overdrive! Comes Complete as Shown! Working Condition Unknown! Storage Find! Stored Indoors!”

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1947 Model? and 1959 Truck Brentwood, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Willys Trucks

No pics provided.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/knightsen-willys-jeeps/6842590934.html

“Have a 47 Willy’s and a 59 Willy’s pickup”