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Video Covering Restoration of a Bantam BRC-40 Fire Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

Shane mentioned the existence of this video about a Bantam Fire Jeep Restoration by Duncan Rolls, who is well known for his other Bantam recreations (such as the original BRC). For some reason, the video won’t appear within the post, so follow the link below.

Here is an older photo of a Bantam fire jeep:



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29th Annual Spring Willys Reunion May 20-21, 2022

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Art let me know that the Spring Willys Reunion is on schedule for May 20-21. This is always a great event.

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CycleKart Video

• CATEGORIES: Features

This throwback sport to early racing carts was sent to me by Bill. This ‘large’ turnout of these race carts happens only an hour north of me and, coincidently, is where I bought my racing jeep last spring.

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How to Survive Oregon Trail Part 2 (Epic Willys Adv)

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s the just-released second video from the Epic Willys Adventure this past summer.

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January 22nd Auction w/Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This auction video was shared by Grant. It includes a CJ-2A trencher jeep and a GPW. Start around the 10:30 mark.

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Receiving a Ticket in an M-38

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill shared this odd story of a jeep owner getting a ticket. The comments are odd/amusing, too. The writer claimed the jeep is a WWII jeep, but it looks like an M-38.


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Kaiser SV-102 H Military Audio/Visual Wagoneer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

Bill spotted this highly unusual audio/visual jeep called an SV-102 H.

View all the information on ebay

“Available for you to consider is a 1967 Kaiser Jeep 4×4 6cyl w/3spd manual 3 on the tree. This vehicle has been stored away indoors for years. Engine spins freely and will run you will need a radiator , carb rebuilt, 2) 12 v batteries (24volt system) most likely clean up brakes and will need fuel system flushed with new fuel. This is a very rare unique vehicle. This Jeep was used in Vietnam for Audio Visual. This Jeep is out of Fort Knox. I really know nothing of this particular history of actual usage and very little information to be found on the web.

I understand it was a very low production vehicle with very few left inexistence. What I do know it is a great conversation piece. It really grabs attention. Check underneath pics. Floors, frame all very solid. Floorboards all solid, rust free….The patina is awesome. Has not been touched since back in the day….Rear barn doors… Seat in great shape as well as dash. Just a unique vehicle..”

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1942 GPW JeepRod Suffield, CT $11,900

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/16/2019) This looks like one of the better Jeep Rod projects.

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This is a well designed “FUN CAR”

The engine is a 355 ci Chevy. It has a 327 block and 305 heads. Custom frame with ’32 Ford front spring set up and a model A rear spring with a 9″ Ford rear. The trans is a 200r4.
Is it perfect…no it is not, BUT is it fun to drive…
YOU bet it is
I would consider the car unfinished as the emergency brake has not been hooked up”


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Anyone Recognize This CJ-5 Toy?

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This jeep toy appears at around the 4:30 mark of the video at the bottom of the post. Anyone know what company produced this toy jeep?


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Some Days, An Inch is a Mile!

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: I got things turned around and mounted the headers. I also got the sliding door done correctly, the first time :-). I think I measured about 17 times, lol.


Slider before trim:


Slider after trim:



As mentioned, I’ve been working on trim for our master bedroom. Ann wanted a Craftsman look to the trim, so I put together this look to the header, constructed out of four pieces, two of which require the table saw and planer to meet the right specs (I love having the wood working equipment at the ready!!). The first iteration of this turned out great on Wednesday.


Still needing to finish two other doors, both 36″ wide (closet was only 29″ wide), I decided to do both headers at the same time on Thursday. I measured. I remeasured. I cut. I painted. Everything seemed to be assembling fine. But, somehow, I wrote down the wrong initial measurement, one inch too narrow, which led to this foul up (albeit, much stronger language was used when I set the header atop the boards in this photo!


Yep, I was exactly one inch short! *%@*@!! So, I spent Friday rebuilding another set of headers exactly one inch wider, lol …

On the bright side, it turns out, after walking through the house measuring doorways, that we have two different doors in the future tv/office that have 35″ doorways, so the now-extra headers will work perfectly in there … whew!

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2021 Fall Colors Tour Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s a neat look at a video from the Fall Colors Tour.

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Video on Rebuilding Headlight Rings

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Jason put together this video on how he, just for the challenge of it, rebuilt a set of headlight rings. You can see his other videos here.

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1945 MB Arvada, CO $7500


This has a CJ grille, but the rest looks to be MB.

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“1945 Willys MB Military
Delivery Date; April 1945 – see photos for tub and motor numbers.

– Runs and drives / original GoDevil motor
– T90 transmission not period correct
– Grill is not period correct
– missing data plate and Vin plate
– titled as a 1952”

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1961 FC-170 Gold Canyon, AZ $5000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Seller has other FCs for sale, too.

“FC 170 Willys Jeep, the engine ran when I parked it, the old cab has sufficient dents have an extra cab that is in great shape ready for you to restore. I have had this jeep for 15 years and it has been kept in the garage prior to that it was in a barn in Colorado. I have 4 more of these jeeps that are also for sale call for more information and prices”


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1948 CJ-2A Lefty Surprise, AZ $9500


Listed as a 1949, this jeep looks to be a 1948 CJ-2A Lefty.

“1949 Willy’s Jeep ,350 Chevy , 4×4,disc brakes. Most everything is new ,clean title,drive it home”

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1942 GPW Coxs Creek, KY No Price


Tom shared this find.

“Selling a 1942 Ford Jeep a good fixer upper will make a good project for someone they are rare”


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1947 CJ-2A Apache Junction, AZ $4250


This has a new tub. The seller has two other CJ-2As and some parts available.


“The ad is for the orange project Jeep shown in the first pictures. I have two others that I will be selling as well. see descriptions of each below
Orange Jeep – Unfinished Project
1947 CJ2A, with clean title
brand new aftermarket tub, with zero miles on it, frame is great and comes with the complete drive train in place. I was told when I picked it up, the guy building it was driving the jeep around the neighborhood with no body on it.
Hate to sell but I have too many projects to keep them all.
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1946 & 1949(?) CJ-2As Lavina, MT No Price


The half cab looks to be home made.

“I have a couple of Willy’s Jeep for sale , one is a 1946 and the other is a 1949 . Call me for more information”

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1953 CJ-3B Prescott Valley, AZ $7000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(10/05/2021) Unclear if it runs or not.

“This 1953 WILLY JEEP IS REGISTERED,clean title. Needs someone that knows this kind of vehicle. Been sitting for a year.”

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1946 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $3000


Might be worth a look.

“1946 Willys CJ2 shell restoration project that includes wiring harness, lights, transmission, carburetor, and four decent tires. The body is pretty straight. There is value in there for the right person that has an engine and transfer case. No title, and local pickup only. Last two pictures show how I had it in my antique store lit up and with equipment. Thank you.”

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1948 CJ-2A Deming, NM $2500


Hat channels need some work, but other wise the body looks decent.

“No title. I bought it with out a title. Tag still on firewall I believe its a 1948. I bought it to make a rat rod out of but just to solid to cut up. I know nothing about the motor / tranny never messed with them ( so please don’t ask if it runs ) selling as is . If your looking for a clean tub here it is.”

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Older Soft Top Gilbert, AZ $180


No hardware, but the top looks in reasonable shape. Some window discoloration.

“used soft top without hardware.”


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Year? MB Colorado Springs, CO $7000


It’s a project MB that has had some mods.

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“Today I put my Willys MB project up for sale. It is a project but has quite a few sought after pieces if you are into rock crawling. I’ve had this since 2018 with the hopes of creating an off-road vehicle I could rock crawl, but still be street-able. As you can see, that hasn’t happened yet and while I’d love to get to it someday in the near future, I wanted to give someone else a shot at fixing this thing up right. I’d like to sell this as a complete project but for the right price, anything can be bought.

Willys MB tub, grill, fenders, hood
M38 windshield
Spicer 18 transfer case core(needs rebuilt)
Short width Dana 30 axle with factory disc brakes from a CJ5
Dana 27 front axle
COVETED 1971 only-flanged, offset Dana 44 out of a CJ5. It is stuffed with a Detroit locker and chromoly axles(have paperwork to verify)
Custom fully boxed steel frame with exact CJ3b, early CJ5s, Willys and GPW dimensions
Ford T18 4 speed w/granny low first gear(has advanced adapter bell housing to mate to any GM V6 or V8(not LS) as well as Dana 20 adapter for t-case also from advanced adapters)
Working off-brand winch
4 Aluminum American racing 15 inch wheels
Rancho lift springs w/confer shackles
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1949? CJ-2A Summerlin, NV $7200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7200/

(09/25/2021) It has an interesting gas inlet mod.

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“For Sale 1949 Willys CJ2A
This is a well running classic! Engine runs great, body is in good condition. I was planning to fully rebuild, but decided to work on other projects. Upgrades already include full custom roll bar assembly ($800) consistent with original dimensions, canvas cover ($750), and original front Koenig TPO winch which is extremely sought after for these vehicles!!! Good tires. Newer exhaust and muffler. A radiator with fan switch has been added so it can safely operate in the Nevada heat. In July 2021, replaced the battery, fuel filter, ignition coil and fuel pump and have receipt ($750). Has a 6 cylinder engine that was a popular replacement engine for this Willys. Have paperwork on what work has been done by the previous owners over the years. Also have a number of new gasket and seal kits that I purchased from KaiserWillys, but have not had a chance to install. These are all included. Clean title in hand. $7,200. Please no low ball offers. Vehicle is in Las Vegas”

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1953 CJ-3B + Trailer Imperial Beach, CA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) It seems a decent price given the inclusion of the trailer.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep and car hauler for sale as is by owner. Jeep runs, but brake master cylinder is broken. The Jeep model is CJ-3B. Jeep is currently registered in Arizona through July 2022.”

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