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UPDATE: Slicer and Corral Panels

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UPDATE: Ann’s family descended upon our place this past weekend. We are only catching up with everything now. The property worked great for the family event and should work great for a jeep event, once we get one organized. 

Earlier this week, we managed to collect all the corral panels Ann won at the auction, including the 24′-long heavy metal fence (with an added 12′ foot gate). With the help of a tractor bucket, I was able to carry it home on our 18′ trailer (Dave, we’ve put those straps you’ve sent us to good use!). 

While loading the gate, a man came by in a truck to check on us. It turns out, he is the owner of the auction facility (Mr. Booker of Booker auctions). He asked where we lived and we said Prosser. Given he’s a long time resident of the Tri-Cities, I jokingly asked if he knew the former owner of our property in Prosser, Merlin Brown, as he was a bit notorious around these parts. Sure enough, somehow Mr. Booker had met Merlin while camping one time. Mr. Booker noted, “I thought I was a pretty good bullshitter, but that Merlin, he was over the top”. 

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Meanwhile, in “slicer” news … I discovered that when I plugged in the slicer, it didn’t work. After dissembling the power box, I found the power lines weren’t attached to anything (see lower left circle and arrow).  Why didn’t they at least cap or cut the ends?

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After some discussions with my uncle, we figured out that the former owner (Walmart) must have disabled/decommissioned before selling it by pulling the wire the power wire between the cord and the board (likely a safety thing). So, after unable to find any schematics online, we made and educated guess and I wired the hot and common wires to the board near that lower arrow on the left. Viola, it now works!

I also discovered one of the foots was an incorrect length (by half an inch see upper right arrow above), making the slicer unstable. It took a while to find at our local ACE store, but I finally found another 4″ metric Phillips bolt to properly adjust the footer to the correct length. 

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Originally Posted Sept 23: Ann’s family will be here this weekend, so the next updates will likely be Monday. So, we’ve been busily tidying up the property, inside and out. However, we did sneak away on Thursday to pickup some items Ann won at a local auction.

The principal purpose was to buy some corral panels (we couldn’t justify buying new ones at $200+ per panel), scoring about 200 feet of 12′ long panels at a great price. But, she also spotted a meat slicer for sale at the auction.

Ever since working at restaurants, I’ve always wanted a quality slicer, but it’s hard to justify the purchase. So, Ann surprised me by winning an auction for a Bizerba GSP HD 13″ slicer! Plus, it came with a stainless steel cart. Priced new (to my surprise) without the cart at between $4k-$7k. Meanwhile, a stainless cart goes for a minimum of $1500 all by itself. So, I was pretty shocked that she snagged the slicer plus a cart for less than $600.  I’d say she scored!

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1974 ACME Jeep Poster

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I finally found a good price on one of these ACME Jeep posters, so I snagged it. I’ll get a better pic of it when I get a chance. It is 29″ wide x 23″ tall.

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1953 CJ-3B Buffalo, WY $14,000

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Looks like a solid rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/455454159854890/

“1953 cj3a frame off restoration, completely freshly rebuilt engine with receipts new brakes all around new floor pans etc, too many new parts too list.runs perfectly, ready to go looking to get 14k , may negotiate realistic offers in person”

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1958 CJ-5 Snowflake, AZ $4000

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The price seems good on this early CJ-5. This *might* also have a Warn OD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/444049607743206

“1958 cj5 Jeep willys runs good new carburetor new radiator new bikini top has clean title $4000 obo ”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Fernley, NV Hemmings Auction

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Thanks to Mike for sharing this VEC CJ-2A that’s being auctioned on Hemmings.com. While not a perfect restoration, there’s a lot to like here and it’s a long ways towards that goal. The jeep includes a rear PTO gearbox and drum pulley. While functional, the exhaust pipe appears under the frame in the first pic, so that would be a good thing to correct. The front frame rail area could use some restoration, too.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1945-willys-cj2a-920716

“You’ll need to look twice, but this is a fetching and genuine example of American automotive history. The seller states that this 1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, from the first year of civilian Jeep production, is also the 325th such vehicle built in 1945, based on its tub and serial numbers, which the seller says were commonly mismatched in those years. Believed to have been originally sold in California, the Jeep is reported to have undergone a four-year, body-off restoration that included a new master cylinder and wiring harness. Described as 90 percent complete, the Jeep is reported to have a rear-mounted power takeoff with a flat belt drive.”

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1954 CJ-3B Bonney Lake, WA $7500

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UPDATE: price dropped to $7500.

(09/17/2022) This appears solid and pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1575461716241085

“New brakes,tires,shocks and carburetor,Koenig hard top. Runs and drives! ”

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia Falls, MT $8000

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Seems worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2051381385047014

“1948 Willy’s jeep runs and drives selling for relatives in eastern MT $8,000 OBO”

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1949 CJ-3A Billings, MT $21,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks like a fun jeep ready for some off-roading. With all that power and updates, it could use a full rollcage IMHO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/451291330232670

“1949 CJ3A with 350 GMC and 3 Speed automatic transmission. Body and paint are incredible. Bikini top. Roll bar and bikini top. Lots of upgrades. Fun convertible that turns heads.”
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Hy Lo Snow Plow Parts Western, NC $250

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Don’s selling these snow plow parts.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/shelby-hy-lo-willys-jeep-snow-plow-parts/7539264039.html

“Hy Lo Jeep Snow Plow parts removed from a CJ3A Jeep but may fit other models. Most everything except the blade. The hydraulic cylinder would move up and down before we removed it and other than that we know very little about these.”

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1951 CJ-3A Vashon, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This has updates and a little bit of bubbling paint.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/755751222195165

“Let me say, I know this price is probably high. I sold this 20 plus years ago. It was my stepdads and I found it right after he died and bought it back. I paid too much. I am open to reasonable negotiations. That being said it is a good running driving CJ. ‘51 CJ3a, has Buick V6, 3spd with overdrive, hydraulic clutch setup, elec. fuel pump with fuel cell. Great Jeep with aftermarket buckets. Have a full black top with doors but windows went bad and have spots inside them. Needs bodywork and paint. Body has some rust in usual spots but frame is fine.”

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1946? CJ-2A Ordway, CO $4500

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Listed as a 1954, all signs point to it being a 1946 CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/574076270844306/

“Runs and drives. But needs new or rebuilt carburetor. Brake fluid leaks so brakes don’t work. Stuck in 4×4. $4500 or obo. open to trades.”

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1950 M-38 Topeka, KS $2300

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Doesn’t run. Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1344605789635017

“I have m38 ready to be restored made by willys asking 2300 does not run missing carb.”

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1947 CJ-2A Havre, MT $17,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/18/2022) Has a few minor mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327602876201669/

“1947 WILLYS CJ2A rebuilt original L134 flathead 4 cylinder new Carb new Electronic ignition new radiator new Tires including spare new windshield it runs great it is geared low to crawl anywhere”

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Various Jeeps in Various Conditions Santa Fe, NM

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Seems there are still some jeeps here (at least, the ad is still up).

(08/06/2022) There could be something interesting here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5435406496497803

“I am selling a collection of various Jeeps, including Willy’s wagons/trucks, CJ2, CJ3, CJ5, CJ7. Most are complete, just have not been started, run or moved in a few years. Selling all to clear the land. Please message for phone number please as I will NOT do back-and-forth texting. Thank you for your help in that regard. I also have others ads up for vintage aluminum trailers, Mercedes, Studebakers and a few other vehicles from the 1950’s thru 1970’s. Pictures are but a sample of what is available. Thanks for the interest!”

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2 DJ-5 Projects Hermiston, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/31/2022) Unclear if the price is for both DJ-5s.  No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/105621806137796

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Unknown Vehicle Kalispell, MT $1000

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Here’s an odd go-kart like Offroad/snow vehicle. Anyone recognize it?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1285490108877355/

“No clue what it is would love to know has 16in wide tires and Arctic cat 440 tried to start it has spark asking 1,000 obo”

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The Qualls’ Cross Country Adventure

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Randy Qualls is on the left and Carson on the right. Here, they are just entering Arizona.

Randy and his son Carson are currently part way through a cross country trip in two flat fenders. Their journey began a few days ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Their western destination is Ventura, California. From there, they plan to drive back, heading slightly farther north through Utah and Colorado, before angling back south towards Florida. They’ve been documenting their trip on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085873092539

Here are a few pics.

This is a map of their route. They are currently in Arizona driving west along the yellow line.

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From Florida, they drove to Alabama, but had a few mechanical issues at one point.

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Then on to Mississippi:

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They got caught up in some rain, but that didn’t stop them:

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Soon, they were in Arkansas (cool stickers ;-)):

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Eventually they hit Texas (and likely had good weather from there):

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They’ve are equipped to camp at night:

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1949 CJ-3A Council, ID $12,000

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Lots of updates to this jeep, including a Parkette fiberglass body and Bobcat fiberglass hood.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5648060188565361

“Fresh 4.3 Vortec V6 Plus more”

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1948 CJ-2A Gillette, WY $7000

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Looks like it’s been upgraded to an f-head. No description provided, other than a p#.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1125678574714325

“Call Fred 16054902633”

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1946 CJ-2A Superior, CO $7000

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Has some updates, including an overdrive. Interesting choice of a steering wheel. What’s that out of?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/898432214893978

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A Clean Title, owned for about 10 years. Mainly storage kept but less than 500 miles since putting the motor in. 3 speed with overdrive V6 rebuilt motor that came out of a 1979 Buick Skylark. Clutch replaced with motor. Dana 18 transfer case and T90 Transmission Just rebuilt the radiator New alternator just installed as well. All 4 Tires have great tread including spare. Brand new We do have the back seat and front. Also have a set of chains for two tires.”
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1956 CJ-3B Norris, MT $8000

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Looks solid, though the passenger floor has some fiberglass.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1288859938609365

“Willys has been restored not original has the original engine repainted new tires has some fiberglass in the passenger side new windshield new engine transmission and transfer case rebuilt front rear end rebuilt”

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1964 CJ-5 Minden, NV $5500

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While the rear bumper isn’t original, it is period correct. It also hangs pretty low.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/445616134063818

“All original, cash only, no trades, don’t need help selling.”

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1957 CJ-5 Sandpoint, ID $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It includes a plow.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1126569514610464

“Selling 1957 Jeep Willys CJ-5 -Manuel -Gasoline -Comes with a snow plow -Runs well -The body and seats are in fair/good condition -This has been a great vehicle, just don’t need it anymore -I am listing this for my dad, so please message me for his contact information”

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1948 CJ-2A Monument, CO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738170593935294

“Complete with title.”

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1948 CJ-2A Austin, CO $6000

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Has Koenig hardtop and Power-Lok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/804091370720409

“Runs great and a new brakes were recently put on.”

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