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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Oklahoma City, OK No Price

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There’s no price on this and the pics aren’t very helpful, but the rear hubs suggest this could well be a 1945 CJ-2A. Also, the serial number appears to start with a “1”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/232276095287479

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And the Packing Continues . . .

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Over the past year, thanks to the pandemic and my Mother-in-Law’s health issues, we’ve traveled less. This has left more money to purchase vintage jeep documents. I purchased enough that I got behind on organizing them, so packing has been a good excuse to spend the past two days restructuring the binders so everything can fit.

There are binders of company brochures, 3rd party special equipment brochures, magazine articles, dealer newspapers, catalogs, and ads. This effort has been fueled by reader donations and ad revenue, along with gifts of from readers, so thanks to everyone out there! I see myself as the temporary custodian of these. My hope is to donate this collection in the future so others can benefit later. Much of the information on that table has been published on eWillys.

The binder on the lower right contains issues of Kaiser-Willys News, Willys News, and Jeep News produced from 1953-1963. I’d estimate I have roughly half of the issues produced. It also contains a couple issues of the mid-1950 Globe-trotter magazines (I believe there were more than 20 plus issues of those produced ..  a guy in the midwest told me a few years ago he had two dozen or so he wanted to sell, but wanted $1000 for them; I couldn’t justify that on my budget at the time). 
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The set of binders shown below houses only domestic jeep-related brochures produced by Willys-Overland and Willys Motors (so roughly 1945-1962 … so, for example, there are no spec equipment brochures in those binders). I’d call this the core of my collection as I’m attempting to get all of these I can, including revisions to certain brochures (see next two posts). Unfortunately, some of the early brochures do not fit into the 8″x11″ binders, so I also have some large portfolio binders to house them (and large print ads, some posters, and other items) as well.

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One goal of this collection had been to write an advertising history of Willys-Overland/Willys-Motors/Kaiser-Jeep, which showed the progression (and missteps) from the jeep as a 4-in-1-tool, to a jack-of-all-trades utility vehicle(s), to jeeps-as-a-fun toys, which the journey is the reward.

Part of the reason for making the smaller history posts over the years has been to write such a book in small parts; well, that and to determine if there was anything to write about. Because of this approach, there is plenty I can assemble from the site posts at this point to create a book framework, but there is still much more work to be done on that type of book.

At this point in life, I don’t want to write a book and simultaneously run the website, since for me that’s a 7-day a week proposition. Because, once I start writing, my head is so busy with ideas, and the need to write them down, that I can’t not write. I become obsessive, which is really the only way I can get big projects done (perhaps others can multi-task better?). After SLAG, which was two solid years of research and writing, I had to take a long break as I was mentally exhausted.

So, will a book arise out of all this? I’d say it’s a strong maybe, with a litany of qualifiers (Ann’s health, demand of the new home and property, and others). Whatever happens, I’ll keep collecting these brochures …

Somehow, this short post became a long one … how does that happen? Was I avoiding packing? Maybe …. Well, back to packing!

 
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December 1949 Jeep Truck Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Andy shared this Jeep Truck brochure, one that I do not have. It’s Form No. 4WDT-CM1–215M–12-49.

This is the unfolded interior:

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This is a closeup of the specs and form no.:

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This is the unfolded back-side:1949-12-willys-truck-4WDT-CM1--215M--12-49-3-lores

 
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Revision Comparison of DJ-3A Form 59-06

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

While packing, I discovered I had two different version of this DJ-3A Dispatcher brochure from 1959. Willys-Motors published this brochure as Form No. 59-06, but then republished it under Form No. 59-06 R1.

The biggest visual change happens on the folded out page, where an extra yellow box has been removed and the text header repositioned.

The biggest textual change seems to be the subtraction of the “cast-in-head intake manifolding” from the foldout page in the gray area to the back page of the revision brochure, burying it under the specifications section under ENGINE.

It’s not clear to me that it was worth reprinting the entire ad for that change, but maybe I’m missing something.

This is the unfolded interior page:
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This is what I call the back side of the unfolded page:

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1961 CJ-5 Brochure Revision Comparisons

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is another set of brochure-and-revised-brochure that I didn’t realize I had. The 1961 CJ-5 brochure Form No. 61-06 was revised to 61-06 R2 (I’ve not seen a 61-06 R1). One reason may have been the Specifications area misprint of the ring and pinion ratio of 5:38 on the original brochure, then updated to 4:27 on the revised one. There addition of the ventilating windshield verifies that it was still around as of 1961. There other changes are in red.

This is the unfolded interior:

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This is the unfolded backside. For some reason, the spring specs were revised, too.1961-06-cj5-brochure-comparison2

 
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1963 Wagon? Stillwater, OK eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Mike spotted this wagon on eBay. It’s got all correct nomenclature (note that the Gov plate images I have all spell ‘Traveller’ with one L). But, it doesn’t have the correct flat rear wheel wells for sideways seats. So, is it actually a Parkway Conversion?

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“Up for consideration is an original, unrestored 1963 Willys Jeep Traveller. This is a very rare Jeep with production of the 4×4 version less than 1000 units, it came out of Oregon a few years ago and has remained pretty much as found. The Traveller has the original roof tire, the optional front mount Koenig pto driven winch and the optional Overhead Cam Tornado 6 motor. Starts and runs as it should with most all guages and lights operable. I have recently purchased and installed new tires to include the spare. There is structural rust in the floor and also in the roof at the drip rail area that has had some amateur repair done long ago. There are other areas of less serious rust but overall a very restorable jeep, restore or enjoy it as is. Full payment due within 7 days unless prior arrangements are made in advance. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.

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1946 CJ-2A Katy, TX $7000

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May have been a VEC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422794672156406

“1946 CJ2A with a even fire Buick v6. Roll bar, removable steering wheel, full soft top, aluminum fuel cell. Needs the power steering gear rebuilt. I have a new steering gear on it but it doesn’t fit well. I have the old one in parts in a box. Clean title”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: News

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748416486101560

“Old school Jeep Great condition Great interior”

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1951 CJ-3A Bangor, PA $12,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/11/2021) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430047861646792

“Antique 1951 Willys Jeep In great condition, the seats are all intact, runs well, manual transmission, garage kept.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1949 Wagon Spokane Valley, WA $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337386554285059
  2. 1954 Wagon Albuquerque, NM $3000: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/albuquerque-1954-willys-wagon/7277409160.html
  3. 1962 Wagon Traveller? Clifton, VA $16,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/170642557953533/
  4. 1951 Wagon Cresco, PA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/921067982048974
  5. 1946 Wagon Orwigsburg, PA $25,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1770487386433677
  6. 1952 Wagon St. Charles, MO $12,995: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3735487103187603
  7. 1959 Wagon Barnesville, GA $3850: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3496434460466340
  8. 1952 Wagon Starkville, MS $600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/799768307277375
  9. 1947 Wagon Parkway Meridian, MS $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2770702703246271
  10. 1958 Wagon Jefferson City, TN $10,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2438170709661549

TRUCKS:

  1. 1956 Truck Quartzsite, AZ $10,000: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/quartzsite-willys/7275113465.html
  2. 1957 Truck Bristol, RI $10,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416000096420958
  3. 1949 Truck Spokane, WA $7000: https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/spokane-1949-willys-pickup/7275315885.html
  4. 1950 Truck Gilroy, CA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/853434648554739/
  5. 1954 Truck Auburn, CA $3400: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/garden-valley-1954-willys-pickup/7276138543.html
  6. 1953 Truck Farmington, ME $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/863825604422552
  7. 1954 Truck Westford, MA $19,900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3723690447713446
  8. 1951 Truck Gouverneur, NY $800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/785610758651659
  9. 1955 Truck Elizabethville, PA $18,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/435971024351378
  10. 1969? Custom Truck Ruston, LA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/471194777579083
  11. 1956 Truck Harrisburg, MO $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/877348289750851
  12. 1948 Truck Foster, KY $16,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/519087375726337
  13. 1953 Truck Louisville, MS $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1391857431154232
  14. 1959 Truck JeepRod Thomasville, NC $2600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3592889164153532
  15. 1948 Truck JeepRod Lebanon, TN $4900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/949284488899231
 
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1950 Flattie Dinwiddle, VA $5300

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

This custom jeep hasn’t been raced in three years.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/271342891283816

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“1950 Willy’s fiberglass body on and 70s model bronco from, ford 9 inch in rear and a 12 bolt in from. Turbo 350 trans with a 468 big block chevy that needs new cam and lifters, has world Merlin steel heads with dome Pistons. Center steer. Has 38.5×11 boggers on it with 5×5.5 lug wheels. Have won many of trophies with this truck over the years. Asking $5300 obo. Hasn’t been races in three years and don’t have the time or money to mess with it anymore. Need to sell and get out of my yard.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Newport, NH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks to have a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267686478053020

“1947 CJ 2A. FRAME OFF RESTORATION”

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1964 CJ-5 Weatherly PA $3200

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This has a fiberglass body with a unique four-slot grille. I’m not sure who is producing that grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/141920994460134

“1964 Jeep CJ5. 4cyl engine. Fiberglass tub new wheel cylinders, brake shoes and master cylinder. Had stock steering wheel narrowed. Needs work but runs drives and stops. Call [hidden information] for more info. Listing for a friend”

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1963 Mighty Mite Hinton, IA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites

UPDATE: Still Available.

It’s a project.

“Mighty mite army keep all aluminum air cooled 4 cyl engine its all there 5000 obo”

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1956 CJ-3B University Park, PA $10,750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/06/2021) It looks like the body has seen some body work. This might have the selector-style Free Lock hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1034151597080129

“1956 Willys Cj 3B 54,000 known miles Was redone by owner before me Runs well and starts right up No engine rebuild Updates -Tachometer -Windshield wipers -Air horn -Air tank for tires -Exhaust -Leaf springs -Copper fuel lines -Air intake system -New Paint -Tires”

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1962 CJ-5 Granville, MA $1800

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The new-looking fiberglass tub is worth the price of this jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3015805962078650

“Selling my 1962 CJ 5 Due to the fact I’m moving”

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1955 CJ-3B Denton, MD $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

The body has body-liner on it. It comes with a Kelly hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/360520895004855/

“1955 Willys Jeep CJ 3b – completely restored Original, 6 volt, runs great, comes with hard top and doors”

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Year? Mighty Mite St. Matthews, SC $2750

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites

Tripp spotted this Mighty Mite.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1157421148045544

“M422 Mighty Mite complete sans windshield. does not run. bill of sale only. steering is stuck. rare piece of jeep history.”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2021) Is that a PTO winch in the back?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/371480157507235

“Jeep. 1948 Willys. Two winches front and rear. Spare tire carrier. New soft top. New tires. New brakes. New battery and fuel pump. 1972 pinto engine. 4 cylinder recently overhauled. It does run! A beautiful collector car for anyone who loves classic vehicles!”

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1947 CJ-2A Collins, MS $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2020) Sounds like it runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1193853607683568

“Garage kept since 1993, good condition. Three speed floor shift transmission”

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1950 Willys Sedan Delivery Brochure Blue

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’d forgotten that I’d bought this brochure until it arrived yesterday. So, here’s yet another 1950/51 Sedan Delivery brochure with the same brochure number of SD-73-MI–80M–350. This one has a blue front and a copper-colored(?) delivery sedan on the main page. I’ll get the page comparing these sedan delivery brochure updated after I post some others tomorrow.

This is how the folded front page looks:

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This is the folded back page:

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When unfolded vertically, this page appears:

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When unfolded horizontally, this page appears highlighting the new Hurricane engine:

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When completely unfolded, this page appears:

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And, finally, this is how the back appears when unfolded:

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1950/1951 Willys Sedan Delivery Brochure Black/White

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Finally, one more, similar Willys Sedan Delivery brochure, only it’s not as large or as colorful as the others. In fact, I’d call it a black, gray and white brochure. It’s form number is SD-M3-73–50M. Given it doesn’t label the Hurricane engine as new, it’s probably later than the other brochures, maybe 1951.

This is the front of the unopened brochure.
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This is the back of the unopened brochure:

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When unfolded vertically, this page appears:

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When opened horizontally, this is the fully opened brochure:

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This shows the fully opened backside of the brochure:

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Desktop Pen Holder w/ Gold CJ-5 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This seller has sold several of his father’s items from the time he worked for Willys in the Caribbean. It’s a unique item, but the price seems high given it doesn’t have the original pen.

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“Rare VTG Vintage 1950/60’s Gold Willys Jeep Desktop Pen Holder Wood Base in Very Good Used Condition. Base Only – No Pen Included. Base measures approximately 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″. Cork pads on bottom. Needs a detail job. Minor scuffs and scratches associated with age and use. Please review the attached photos to determine your opinion of the cosmetic condition of this item. The photos are important part of the listing. What you see is what you get. I do my best to describe items accurately, but there may be some dirt, scratches, scuffs, discolorations, and/or other occurrences of wear that I may have overlooked. Again, please carefully review the photos to make your own evaluation of cosmetic condition, and do not hesitate to ask any questions, or request special photos prior to purchase. Thanks!

My Father obtained this pen holder while working in fleet sales for Willys in the Caribbean and Central & South America in the 50’s and early 60’s.”

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Photo of Custom WWII Jeep in Japan on eBay

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

Here’s another customized jeep. This one was photographed in Japan after WWII.

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“Post WWII Willys Jeep Camp Zama US Army Base Japan Vintage Snapshot Photo….actual date not known”

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1953/1954 Photo of Jeeps at Mirror Lake, Colorado

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo of jeeps at Mirror Lake is hosted at the Salida Regional Library. Given the CJ-3B in the photo, but a lack of CJ-5s, this photo was likely taken around 1953 or 1954. The caption reads: “The Jeep Club at Mirror Lake during their tour of Cottonwood and Tincup Passes in Colorado. This image is from the Salida Museum Negatives Collection.”

https://salida.marmot.org/Archive/salida%3A1449/LargeImage

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PHOTO CREDIT: Salida Regional Library, Salida, Colorado https://salida.marmot.org/Archive/salida%3A1449/LargeImage