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1953 CJ-3B Fountain, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Rob shared this jeep. It’s got potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2801722096516286

“A true barn find. 1953 Willys Jeep that has been stored in a shed for 30 years. Starts right up and runs great. Also has an extra set of tires that goes with it. Will sell for $3500 or best offer.”

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Shane’s Spring 2020 Trip in a GPW

• CATEGORIES: Features
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Shane’s preliminary route from Florida to Richmond, VA, Spring 2020, View it on Google.

You may remember my visit with Shane Miller while I was visiting Richmond, Virginia, this past December. I recently turned Shane onto a running, driving GPW in Florida, which he subsequently bought. Instead of towing it home, he’s decided to drive it home to Richmond, an 863 mile drive. He plans on taking the trip sometime in late March or April.

Shane’s preliminary Route on Google 

Why is he doing it? Because, why not? I applaud the adventurous spirit and am jealous that I’m not in the passenger seat! Sometimes you just gotta live life and take some chances.

That said, he’s not dumb either. He’s worked on enough WWII jeeps that he doesn’t underestimate their ability to break down. So, he’s publishing a potential route to see who might be along the route in case he does have some mechanical problems.

One of his goals is to visit the Jeep-Collection at Omix-Ada. Another goal is to visit his 101-year-old Great Uncle, a WWII vet, in Athens, Georgia. He thinks his uncle will get a very big kick out of seeing him driving the GPW.

If you are along the route or have suggestions/comments, feel free to comment below or contact him directly at donovanshanemiller @ gmail.com (no spaces around the @)

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Shane and I in December 2019

 
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1942 Article About Holy Names Academy Buying Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This November 20, 1942, article from the Catholic Northwest Progress Newspaper highlights the Holy Names Academy’s Girls School’s efforts to purchase a jeep for the Army.

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https://washingtondigitalnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=CATHNWP19421120.2.95

Holy Names Académy Girls Buy Jeep for U. 5. Army

RIDING In the jeep which had been sent to Holy Names Academy through the courtesy of the War Department, the members of the Student Council celebrated a major event in the Schools at War Program which has been carried on at Holy Names since September. During one week the pupils of the school contributed $1040 In savings bonds and stamps to the War Savings Staff, the “buying” of a jeep for the army being the goal of their efforts.

Making a serious effort to co-operate with the Treasury Department to save, serve and conserve, the girls have entered upon all three avenues of action. A recent questionnaire revealed the types of service being rendered: Clerical service, messenger service for local civilian defense, assisting in the unification and harvesting of crops, studying, first aid, roiling bandages, making of kits, and the collection of books and magazines for recreation centers.

The Christmas project at Holy Names this year is the preparing of boxes for army chaplains. containing religious articles for use in their work. Besides these helpful articles, a chaplain will also receive a spiritual bouquet which the girls are preparing during these preceding weeks.”

 
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1955 Willys History in Air Trails Hobbies For Young Men

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

Air Trails Hobbies was a ‘how to’ magazine that provided news, reports, designs, and ‘how to’s’ on a range of hobbies. It’s intellectual bent on science and design just makes it more odd that it’s overview of the Willys History seems so lacking, especially in the 4WD jeep department. Given that, by February 1955 (the date of the issue below) the CJ-5 was already introduced, it seems a bit odd to ignore the latest jeep!

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1950 Photo of “Bringing Up Father”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The December 22, 1950, issue of the Catholic Northwest Progress reported that Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan’s jeep was named “Bringing Up Father”.

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Chaplain’s Jeep Has Perfect Name

HAMHUNG, North Korea—Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan of Troy, N.Y.. (right), chaplain attached to the U.S. Third Infantry Division. could not have found a more appropriate title for his jeep. Here Father Ryan is shown talking to Pfc. Pedro Marti Arguinzone of Cavey, Puerto Rico, while using the jeep’s hood for a desk—(Religions News Service Photo.)”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Savannah, GA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could use some cleaning, but appears mostly stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2455998211322573/

“1948 Willys jeep, runs and drives great. Has been in family for around 20 years. Over the years many parts have been replaced including wiring harness, shocks, tires, factory wheels powdercoated, exhaust, and much more. Has Warn overdrive. Great Jeep but we just don’t have time to enjoy anymore.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Gainesville, GA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has some floor rust. Appears to have Kelly hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2581562392133141/

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“Listing for a friend not on FB. Message me your number and he will contact you ASAP.

1948 Willys CJ2a “Lefty”. They only produced these for a short period in 1948. No one seems to be clear why they machined this version of the 2a with the spare tire on the left. Some say it was Jeep’s way of complying with a law certain states had at the time. Others say it is for agricultural use for state municipalities. This is a rare option that will make you stand apart from the crowd. The small production numbers makes it even more rare. The Jeep isn’t running because of low compression. It has a new fuel, fuel pump, rebuilt carburetor. Brakes will need to be fixed with new master cylinder. Tub has usual floor pan rust”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Knoxville, TN $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522513575025205/

“Great jeep, runs strong. Starts real quick. Has unlocking hubs roll cage, and seat belts. Roll cage and seat belts can be removed if desired. Paint is rough in spots, but the drivetrain is in excellent condition”

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1947 CJ-2A Foster, WV $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few minor mods, along with some body liner on the interior.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/548362579300180/

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1955 M-170 Vincennes, IN $3800

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

Could make a good project.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/vincennes-1955-m170-frontline-ambulance/7048046946.html

“Have for sale a 1955 M170 frontline ambulance. Date of delivery 3/55. Has its data plates on the dash that matches the serial number on the passenger wheel well. Still wears its hood numbers. Overall it is in solid shape. Pretty rust free. Floors, toolboxes and the spare wheel well are solid. Even the hat channels are solid which is hard to find. Overall in pretty great shape for its age. Back cross member needs fixed, frame is fine. Included is a section to fix it. Has correct M170 windshield, 4 correct wheels, front and rear sway bars, correct m170 drivers seat and mostly complete top bows. Extra correct tire and wheel is included. Engine is missing distributer and generator — unsure of its condition. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

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1970s ATEX 6×6 Argos, IN $1300

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Might be something fun for someone with some property.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/535239407347889/

“1970s amphibious 6×6. Body is clean with a few scratches, has keys and working headlights, tires are older and may need replaced. Used this a lot when I was younger and I know the original engine needs some minor work. Ie new fuel line and repair on an axel and chain. Willing to listen for partial trades, just ask.”

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1946 CJ-2A Ludington, MI $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500

(908/18/2019) Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/926433927707749/

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“1946 Willys CJ2A, great shape for age, runs and drive well, 4 wheel drive works, Chevy 283 V8 conversion with overdrive on standard 3 speed transmission, new bikini top, new tires, new cam, lifters, pushrods, new carb, new leafsprings and shocks, 2 gas tanks, one with new fuel gauge sending unit, 2 tops, full bestop and bikini, spare tire swingout carrier with spare, seats redone 5 years ago with marine foam and upholstery , has one small rip.”

 
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CJ-5s & an M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1979 CJ-5 Riverside, CA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2436354903357296/
  2. 1970 CJ-5 Chester, MA $6000: https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/d/chester-1970-cj5-with-oddfire-dauntless/7044347906.html
  3. 1968 CJ-5 Palm Desert, CA $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2584055905210348/
  4. 1955 CJ-5 Salem, OR $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3448972051811089/
  5. 1978 CJ-5 London, OH $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168290064450352/
  6. 1972 CJ-5 Oconomowoc, WI $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2454554048098739/
  7. 1973 CJ-5 Rockford, IL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/612091356232710/
  8. 1957 CJ-5 Millmont, PA No Price: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/443902262925177/
  9. 1968 CJ-5 Jackson, NJ $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/567186210682019/
  10. 1966 Pinehurst, NC $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/865890720510843/
  11. 1978 CJ-5 Lawndale, NC $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1788048581325544/
  12. 1967 CJ-5 Chesapeake, VA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2912762532128193/
  13. 1976 CJ-5 Beaver Falls, PA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2565224443537681/
  14. 1975 CJ-5 Rock Creek, OH $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463504907928766/
  15. 1978 CJ-5 Mattawan, MI $1100: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/592768804622455/
  16. 1960 CJ-5 Phoenix, AZ $2700: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/phoenix-1960-cj5/7062382465.html

M-38A1

  1. 1959-M-38A1 Vancouver, WA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/211097946589242/
 
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CJ-2A Parts Muncy, PA $2200

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Appears to include three engines and many parts. Might be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2932099076822279/

“CJ 2A Willy parts. 3 hood’s, everything in photos including 2 T90 trannies. 2 steering columns. Many extras New/old stock painted parts. Sell all or none. 2200 or best offer”

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1980 Custom CJ-7 Zanesville, OH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7 • TAGS: .

Here’s an odd rig … ex mudder? Looks to be a CJ-7 with a CJ-5 rear body added to it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316271939293249/

“Won’t separate the tires. Looking for cash. Has title. Will include spare parts including 350 engine, trans, etc. Have about $4,500 in tires/rims. Asking 3,500 firm. Runs. Just want it gone”

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1946 CJ-2A Gilman, IL $3995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s supposed to run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/369986937287763/

“Jeep Will Start & Operate. It Does Need Checked Over Before Anything. New Tires, Removable Top/Windshield. Clean Title In Clients Name”

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1948 CJ-2A Lamont, OK $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/508552303315842/

“Decided to sell my 46 2a. No title, normal rust (which is a lot). Glass is broke. $900.00 Located, north central Oklahoma. 74743 Ok. here’s more info. No. it does not run. Has incorrect F-head engine. P/O did a spring over axle mod to it. Either needs steering linkage mod or axles returned to original position. Needs a LOT of t.l.c.”

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1947 CJ-2A West Pittston, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Not sure how much value is here. Does not appear to run. Has what may be Kelly Hubs and a Sears Hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2806649449620471/

“1947 Willy’s nice and crusty ready for a full restoration or Hot Rod. Complete with a clean Pennsylvania title in my name”

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1946? CJ-2A Garden City, KS No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a later CJ-2A grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/623251485170510/

“46 willy cj2a was going to build it but decide not to”

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1948 CJ-2A Project Sulphur Springs, TX $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/05/2020) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/456947944919556/

“1948 Willys CJ2A with Chevy 4.3 V6 -700R4 Transmission Bought in July with the intent on using it as a side x side. No Title but have bill of sale, it became too time consuming and just too much for me to do by myself under a carport with no knowledge of doing an engine swap outside of YouTube videos! It comes with everything I had purchased”

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April 1955 Willys News

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

Lots of fun articles in this April 1955 issue.

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1950 Photos of Austin Champ Tests on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: There are now several photos on eBay that were taken during the testing of the Austin Champ.

1. Photo of prototype Champ from the passenger side

“Motor car jeep. Size of photo 8″ x 10.3”

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2. Photo of an Austin Champ prototype from the front.

“Motor car jeep. Size of photo 8.1″ x 10.2″ 1950-07-26”

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1954 “In Uruguay” Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Still Available.

(004/09/2019) This two-page ad is supposed to be from a 1954 magazine. The seller does not provide the magazine or specific issue date.

View all the information on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Livonia, MI $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Nice jeep with a replacement body and a few safety features.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509675806521080/

“I have been over this Jeep and fixed or replaced everything that was wrong with it. I rebuilt the motor starting with a brand new block and everything bolted to it is either new or restored. It was going to live at our family cabin and be used for fishing and canoeing but then Jeep came out with the Gladiator and I just don’t need two Jeeps.”

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1950 CJ-3A Newcastle, WY $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Needs carb work, but could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/484368099167428/

“CJ3A with a Buick V6. Comes with a decent bikini top, full soft top and doors. Dual exhaust. Needs carb work. 32×10.50×15 tires. Very little rust. $4500”

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