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Flattened Willys Hood Swisttal, Germany on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Thanks to Scott for spotting this unusual auction. The seller is selling an original, flattened jeep hood from WWII that was used in part of a homeowner’s wall rebuild (most likely) just after the war ended. You’ll need to read the text below to get the full story. I imagine the seller will be selling the other hoods later.

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Wall of hoods before being removed.

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The hood up for auction.

QUESTIONS:
Where did the Willys MB come from, whose hoods ended up in a junkyard in Bonn?
And how did the hoods from the junkyard get to the ceiling of a Bonner Bürgerhaus?
And why can you buy one of these historic hoods on Ebay now?

ANSWERS:
The history of the jeeps could have started 18 kilometers from Bonn…

Once there was a Feldflugplatz Odendorf – a temporarly airfield made in 1938 / 1939. Adolf Hitler used it and Göring and Goebbels did too. They used it to reach the „Felsennest“ in Rodert, a secret and not so well known Führerhauptquartier deep in the Eifel woods. Hitler was there in autumn 1939, because of a possible invasion of France and the Low Countries. And the end of WWII Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower landed on the airfield. General George Patton was there to pick him up – with a lot of Willys of course…

But Odendorf was of course not the only historical place in the vicinity of Bonn for the American army. This was above all the world-famous bridge of Remagen after its capture on 7 March 1945.
The Battle of Remagen during the Allied invasion of Germany resulted in the unexpected capture of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine and shortened World War II in Europe. After capturing the Siegfried Line, the 9th Armored Division of the U.S. First Army had advanced unexpectedly quickly towards the Rhine.

They were very surprised to see one of the last bridges across the Rhine still standing. The Germans had wired the bridge with demolition charges. When they tried to blow it up, only a portion of the explosives detonated. U.S. forces captured the bridge and rapidly expanded their first bridgehead across the Rhine, two weeks before Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery’s meticulously planned Operation Plunder. The GIs’ actions prevented the Germans from regrouping east of the Rhine and consolidating their positions.

Everywhere Willys MB jeeps were used.

1945, after the war and the collapse of the Third Reich, the Willys, who had suffered severe damage during the war, remained in Germany. Some came to a junkyard in Bonn-Endenich. Opposite the cemetery in the Hainstraße they were stored and dismantled. You’ll find this place still on Google Earth…

And when the citizens of Bonn repaired their homes from the damage caused by the American bombers, these hoods were of course welcome. They took the bonnets, knocked them flat and nailed them to the walls and ceilings. Then they covered them with boards and so they were gone and forgotten for over 70 years.

A few weeks ago, a citizen of Bonn restored his old house, removed the boards from the ceiling of an old stable and discovered the boards. The house is only 500 meters away from this old junkyard. Therefore it is no mystery where the sheets came from in 1946/1947…

So they came from the junkyard 1946 and they should return to the junkyard in 2018. But we saved them, now they’re on Ebay – that’s the whole story.

You, dear Ebayer, have now the opportunity to bid for these unique witnesses of the past.
Please note: Only the hood on picture 1 is now offered on Ebay. We will decide later, what should be done with the other 13 hoods.”

Other photos of hoods the seller has:

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1954 CJ-3B Royalton, VT $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape. No description provided.

https://capecod.craigslist.org/cto/d/1954-cj3b/6770882420.html

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1948? CJ-2A? Orland, CA $1800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This might have a rare set of Thor Auto-matic hubs. Frame frame appears to be an MB/GPW frame. The body has a custom inlet and a glove box (though not a standard shape); my best guess is that it’s a replacement body or a customized body of some vintage. Title is from Thailand??

https://chico.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep/6768889794.html

“1948 restoration project has a 327 motor that runs has many parts title is from Thailand has never been registered in states. Motor was put in but that is all.”

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1947 Wagon Delivery Sedan Vestal, NY $12,300

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Interesting build.

https://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willya-sedan-delivery/6757536876.html

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“This is a western car that was brought East. It is the original body mated to an 83 Ford Ranger chassis and uses the Ford running gear, V6 and automatic. Lots of changes like reversed doors, power windows, electric wipers, power seat, remote door openers, custom taillights, custom bumpers, tinted glass, dual exhausts, custom paint and more. This is a street rod and it is licensed and on the road, driven only in the summer but driven everywhere. It runs along fine on the turnpikes and keeps up with traffic at any legal speed. I am downsizing my collection so I am not interested in any trades.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Hayward, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(06/19/2018) Has lots of updates.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/1946-jeep-willys/6769590252.html

“Runs very good 4×4 350 motor Chevy power steering disc brakes runs perfect”

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1942 MB? Nampa, ID $4500

• CATEGORIES: MB

It runs.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/42-jeep-willys-flat-fender/6771889146.html

“I have a 1942 Jeep Willy’s flat fender all original runs but needs some work tires on will go with for right price otherwise it will have original wheels and tires 4500 with original wheels 6000 with aftermarket wheels and tires”

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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA $39,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $39,000

(01/31/2017) This is quite the build!

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/woody-willys-1951-one-of-kind/6769668487.html

“All custom 51 Willys woodie. Extensive sheet metal work, extended fenders, hood, roll pan and a tilt hood and more. All polished LS engine, with LS460e trans polished, hydro boost brakes. Custom dash, gauges, center console. Custom rebuilt painted frame blazer. All custom solid Maple wood with electric lift gate, PW, PB tilt etc. Custom interior, 6 way power seats with headrest monitors, custom made maple rear floor. Brand new 20″ rims and tires. So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. Less than 300 miles. Just testing the market. Serious offers only. Leave a message.”

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1962 CJ-5 Napa County, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Could be worth a look.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1962-willys-jeep-obo-moving/6757249904.html

“1962 Willys Jeep – restorations are 95% complete.
$3,500
153cc GM 4 cyl – rebuilt
New Motor mounts
2 speed powerglide torque drive transmission
New steering box
Replaced all brake lines and wheel cylinders
Electric fuel pump
Rebuilt carb
New Cooper tires
Like new bikini top with soft top frame

Runs and drives. Needs fine tuning and wiring gone through. Blinkers not set. Registration will take around $300 to get back on the road.
Clean title in hand, will need to trailer out. Can deliver within reason (Napa Valley).”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1960 Wagon Corvallis, OR $8000: https://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-wagon/6771120331.html
  2. 1954 Wagon Port Orchard, WA $5900: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/1954-willys-wagon-classic/6759977059.html
  3. 1961 Wagon Molalla, OR $1500: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1961-willys-wagon/6768595227.html
  4. 1960 Wagon Albany, OR $1100: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/willys-wagon-1960/6768276439.html
  5. 1953 Wagon Snohomish, WA $5500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/1953-jeep-willys-wagon-sbc/6764155972.html
  6. 1952 Wagon Wilsonville, OR $1000: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/52-willys-overland/6766303485.html
  7. 1962 Wagon Denver, CO $1500: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/1962-willys-wagon-need-to-go/6759399767.html
  8. 1950 Wagon Cincinnati, OH $8500: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/1950-willys-wagon/6762284419.html
  9. 1961 Wagon Santa Paula, CA $7900: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/1961-willys-jeep-panel/6771757900.html
  10. 1958 Wagon Medford, OR $5000: https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/1958-willys-2-door-window/6771517369.html
  11. 1960 Wagon Albany, OR $1100: https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-wagon-1960/6768270783.html
  12. 1959 Wagon Leicster, MA $2500: https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/d/1959-willys-jeep-wagon-trade/6757899080.html
  13. 1951 Wagon Columbus, OH $1500: https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/51-willys-wagon/6768468567.html

TRUCKS:

  1. 1951 Truck Elma, NY No Price: https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-pick-up/6770789579.html
  2. 1953 Truck Castle Rock, CO $6500: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-jeep-willys-pick-upspeed/6768228804.html
  3. 1952 Truck Mohave County, AZ $1000: https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-overland-pickup/6769657664.html
  4. 1953 Truck San Tan Valley, AZ $2700: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/53-willys-pickup/6769373782.html
  5. 1955 Truck Napa County, CA $850: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1955-willys-truck/6769276511.html
  6. 1963 Truck Tacoma, WA No Price: https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/63-willys-truck-project/6769279217.html
  7. 1962 Truck Sterling, NY $4500: https://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep-for-sale/6765748158.html
  8. 1951 Truck Tucson, AZ $3500: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys/6768171980.html
 
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1946? CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $15,300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Listed as a ’46, the serial number of 207201 and the grille suggest it’s more like a late 1948 CJ-2A.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-cj2a/6768577858.html

“Army clone 1946 Jeep Willy’s CJ2A. Jeep has recently undergone a body off restoration and in our opinion considered a good amateur restoration. The frame looks to be very solid and completely intact. The body looks straight and there are a few panels inside the tub that have some minor dings to be expected for the age. The floor pans look good and solid. There are a few patches that have been made under the seat storage area that are not seen unless the storage area panel is accessed.

Over all the jeep shows very well, started right up, gears shifted and appears to be ready to go. The Jeep is a 3 speed manual shift 4WD 60HP “go devil” 4 cylinder and has a top speed of about 50 MPH. The original wheels are paired up with brand new firestone military tires to appear period correct. The odometer shows 9.6 miles since the restoration however the title currently shows 2800 Miles non Actual.”

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1946 CJ-2A Emmett, ID $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Gas tank may have been moved to the cargo area. P# provided, but no description.

https://boise.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1946-willys/6771966528.html

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M-38 Parts Palmyra, PA

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Engine’s been rebuilt at some point. Tranny and TC were rebuilt by Merlin.

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-parts-m38/6766612362.html

“Have a lot of extra parts available
Transmission/transfer case. Rebuilt by Hanson mechanical and never installed.
M38 Engine – was running when pulled but had an intake leak due to a broken stud (see picture). Has RMC serial number.
M38 take off springs
M38 axles (complete but partially disassembled, 1 hub is not the right one)

If interested come see them and make a reasonable offer. The more you buy the more willing I’ll be to negotiate.”

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1951 M-38 Chassis Wakefield, MA $800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

No pics provided.

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/pts/d/willys-jeep/6768567851.html

“selling complete willys jeep engine, transmission and transfer as a complete set. its still in a rolling chassis. Frame and axles still intact. sold as a complete set. engine ran 3 years ago. has been in storage, should work with a little work. Has a stuck valve that keeps it from turning over. This is a complete rolling chassis fro a 1951 M38. Its the flat head L engine. It has no carb, or distributor. valuable rare parts. 800 for frame, axles and complete power pack. can be delivered within reason for small fee. Thanks. Serious inquiry only. please no low ball offers. this sale is for someone that is into the jeep restoration. Thanks”

 

 
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CJ-3B Hood and Tops Cape Cod, MA $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Parts.

https://capecod.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-cj3b/6771819333.html

“3 tops and one hood – Willy’s Jeep cj3b
Roll bar also available.”

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1948 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The trailer is for sale, too.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-jeep-project/6771904553.html

“Great deal on this project (you could easily part it out for more than I’m selling it for).
Windshield and other parts are under and inside jeep.
Buy Jeep for $500 or Jeep and trailer for $2500”

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5 15×5 Wheels West Richland, WA $150

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

UPDATE: Thanks to Paul for pointing out that this is for the rims only. Apparently, I can no longer read!

Looks like a good price.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/wto/d/willys-jeep-wheels/6768330167.html

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“Five Willys Jeep rims.
15 x 5″ original equipment steel rims
5 x 5.5 hole pattern
These have been recently sandblasted and painted with Wimbledon White auto paint and hardener.
New valve stems
Set these up to use on a 1953 Jeep project but decided to go with larger brakes and wheels.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Parts Astoria, OR $400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

Anyone need some parts?

https://portland.craigslist.org/nco/pts/d/1948-cj2a-parts/6769503037.html

“48 cj2a Stock Front and rear end with leafs t90 transmission and transfer case with a adapter to a 231 Buick v6 and fenderwell headers”

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1945 MB Lodi, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2018) This is a project.

https://stockton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1945-willys/6768968064.html

“Show me what you got for Trade or $4500 firm not in hurry to sell 75% built 1981 CJ5 running gear project needs to be completed many new parts.”

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1972 CJ-6 Vevay, IN $1350

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Rough. Has some kind of PTO.

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-pick-up/6770789579.html

“1972 jeep CJ6 been sitting for the last 10 years, has 360 V8, does run has a PTO, also have the original 304 body rough 1350.00 cash”

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1942 MB Monroe, WA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Most of the body has diamond plating.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/1942-willys-jeep-mb/6770568406.html

(06/11/2018) “Runs great, rebuilt motor, (will include all receipts). Stock 3 speed transmission has been professionally rebuilt with after market overdrive added (note extra 4th shiftier) now 12 gears forward. New heater under passengers seat / new interior / new top / 2 – ammunition boxes / 2 – shovels / 2 – canteens / 5 – gal. jerry can / electric winch / diamond plate on body / 9 hole radiator grille / reversing headlights (for working on motor at night) / 12 volt system / seat belts / floor mat / C B radio.

PS; Also included is a tow bar and a new side mount rear view mirror.

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1967 M-151A1 Marlborough, MA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-151

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/16/2018) Pics now provided.

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/d/1967-military-jeep-m151-a1/6770163545.html

“1967 M151-A1 Ford Army Jeep with original military Arctic Roof & amp; Hot water heater low miles, has Meyers power angle Electric plow, some under body rust but have Military issue under-body repair kit included as well as original canvas top and side curtains as well as many spare parts accumulated over the years. Excellent project for motivated individual.”

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1948 CJ-2A Garden City, ID $2795

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2795

https://boise.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1948-willys-cj2a-jeep/6771495111.html

(05/16/2018)  “1948 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP HARD TO FIND
RESTORE STARTED BY PRE-OWNER , ORIGINAL ENGINE,
134 CID L-HEAD ” GO DEVIL MOTOR ” ORIGINAL RUNNING GEAR,
6 VOLT SYSTEM, NEW STARTER, NEW SEATS, NEW STEERING WHEEL,
NEW IGNITION SWITCH, NEW WINDSHIELD, NEW BRAKES,”

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1950 CJ-3A Woodinville, WA $11,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/04/2015) Nice looking jeep.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/50-willys-cj3a-flatfender-jeep/6755379614.html

“1950 Willys CJ3A Civilian Flatfender. 95% stock, Flathead 4 cyl. 4 wheel drive, stored for 20+ years, few new improvements, Koeniq “Tin Top”, half roll cage, Diamond Plate corners and steps. Willys ready for restoration back to original or modify to whatever level. Have more photos, send email address if serious restorer / collector / hunter.”

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1960 CJ-3B Enumclaw, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Needs some wiring, but runs and drives. Seller also has some other parts.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/1960-willys-cj-3b/6771254080.html

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“1960 Willys CJ-3B. All original with the overhead 134ci engine. Runs, drives and stops. Needs seat belts and electrical work to be legal. Headlights, stop and turn signals do not work. I do have the title.

I have a number of extra parts to go with it as I was going to do the Buick V6 conversion. Including a 1978 Buick Odd Fire 231 V6 engine, spare T-90 trans with long input shaft, adapter plate for the T-90 to Buick, Buick bellhousing and exhaust manifolds.

I also have the original metal hard top, two new fenders, BFG Mud Terrain tires, new black wheels, Rancho springs, SM-465 trans and bellhousing, extra cj-3b frame, a cj-2a frame and a set of axles I think from a Willys wagon.”

 
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Just a Few Updates

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: We read through the ER Docs notes online this morning. We discovered that there was mention of the uterus going through the muscle wall. Why the ER doc did not mention this to us, I can’t say. But, when we did the research, we found her symptoms match that diagnosis. We now feel we are onto something. She’s been making calls all morning to arrange a local emergency hysterectomy with a local gynecological group (we think we have VA approval for this … still working the system). Now, we are just waiting on return calls.

Original post: Just a few updates today. We spent most of yesterday in the ER with Ann doubled over with lower abdominal-area pain. Just like our Nov 20th ER visit in Seattle, the docs could find no clues as to what is causing it. There’s no infection, no signs of any internal organ problems, no increase in white blood cell counts, etc, etc. So, they concluded it’s a uterus problem (and she did have surgery on it last month), but offered no specifics. They said it something they said they couldn’t address, and they sent us home late last night with pain pills. Frustrating!!!