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Bryce’s 1953 Truck

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Last winter I was standing in my driveway when a guy I didn’t recognize pulled up and asked if I was the guy who ran eWillys. My mind jumped to three things, was he a reader? Was he a stalker? Or was he someone angry at something posted? Before I was done thinking it through, my mouth was answering, “Yep, that’s me!”

Fortunately, he was a reader. His name was Bryce and it turned out he lived just a few houses down and owned a 1953 truck. I told him I’d like to see his truck sometime. Yesterday, ‘sometime’ finally arrived.

Bryce has owned this truck since the early 2000s after his mother spotted it for him. Recently, it’s needed some restoration, especially in the cab area. He’s redone the upholstery and switched the non-stock bench seat for more comfy bucket seats. He’s got a few things to finish up before it’s road ready again, but when that time comes, he said he’d come by and show it off. So more pics to come!


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Chuck’s “new” 1951 CJ-3A Hits the Trails

• CATEGORIES: Features

Chuck bought this CJ-3A just over a week ago and already got it on the trails. He shared a couple great pics of it.

He writes, “The new Willys was in its element this weekend blazing the trail – first ones in cutting and winching downed tress across the trail. I went with two Rubi TJs and kept up no problem. The Willys doing what it was meant to do and doing it exceptionally well!”

“That said, the 51 Willys wasn’t without issues. The front pumpkin was milkshake and rusty. Had to take it apart /clean. Transmission was a little milky. I just changed every single fluid in everything. It also has electrical gremlins. The battery blew up and I spent the night in a auto parts parking lot. New battery, changed the alternator from a three wire to a one wire, did some rewiring and was back on the road with just hand tools. Can’t do that with a new JK or JL! Anyway, put over 300 miles on the Jeep in three days. It was a great adventure. The Jeep did fantastic but I’ll be happy when I get a chance to rip out all the wiring and start over – it really needs it for me to feel it’s a dependable rig.”

These two pics are way above Bass Lake back by Clover Meadow / Granite Creek area called Jackass Meadows in California:



This pic is on the Bald Mountain trail above Shaver Lake. (It’s a listed Jeep trail):

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1943 Photo of Camp Croft Submersible Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The Camp Croft mechanics explored creating a submersible jeep.

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“1943 Press Photo Army Mechanics at Camp Croft Make Army Jeep Submersible. This is an original press photo. The Army Jeep is a “submarine.” Army mechanics at Camp Croft, South Carolina, waterproof the motor and other vital parts and then traveled along the bottom of a shallow lake. The tube in front is an elongated exhaust pipe. Photo measures 9 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-03-1943.”



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1965 CJ-5 Tux Park Fairlawn, OH $15,000


Bob’s selling his beautiful Tux Park. It was parked across from us at 2018’s Willys Reunion in Aurora, so I had time to look it over.

“Willys 1965 CJ5 Tuxedo Park Mark IV. Original condition and paint. Hurricane 4CYC + T90 transmission. PTO winch. Chrome bumpers + accents. 40/60 bench seats. Column shift transmission. 5/new Winterforce tires.Original seats with rear pads. Myers metal half cab(not shown) 33,000 mi. Featured jeep at the 2017 Bantam Jeep Festival history display. Canvas top not included. Only serious calls”


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1952 CJ-3A Sacramento, CA $5900


Appears solid.

“1952 Willys Jeep with early model Chevy 327 motor”

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1946 CJ-2A Middletown, OH $15,000


Roger Martin spotted this 2A.

“1946 Willys CJ-2A.. 98% ORG, has overdrive and converted to 12v $15,000.00 OBO…. Trade. Hmmwv or 2.5-5ton bobbed”

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1947 CJ-2A Truckee, Ca $6900


UPDATE: price dropped to $6900.

(06/15/2019) Looks in good shape.

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“All original except it has been converted to a 12 volt electric system.
It is in very good overall condition. Very low mileage.
There is no rust, the paint is in very good condition and it drives.
Its been kept in a garage most of its life, a true barn find.
Current California registration”

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1948 Jeepster Sacramento, CA $9200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Some pics of the Jeepster’s unique tonneau cover have been added.

Frank’s selling his 1948 Jeepster. Contact him at fnsbill @ (remove spaces in email) or text to (916-832-0545) for more info.

“L4-134 Go Devil engine, 3speed tranny with overdrive
Current California registration
Looks good and rans well
Delivery available for a fee”




Note the tonneau cover. It can cover 1) only the rear, 2) everything but the driver, 3) or everything:


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1970 Hurst Jeepster Commando #1 Tahoe, CA $18,000

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It drives, but may or may not need a restoration depending on how you feel about it.

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“1970 Hurst Jeepster #1
This could be the rarest production Jeep in the world
It is not known exactly how many of these were built. Some say 100 but I think more have come out of the woodwork.
From research done, there’s no solid record of the Hurst build numbers. There is a registry and this one is the earliest number out there. This may be the one pictured in the showroom photo. I have only seen 2 Hurst Jeepsters with the blue stripe that runs side to side in front of the red stripe. Only the really early ones.
Has the luggage rack
Has the rare Hurst badges (not aftermarket). I tried to have a company rechrome all the original emblems, but they were too pitted. The hurst badges are not pot metal, so they chromed up real nice.
The hood scoop had been stolen years before I got this vehicle. The one on there currently is a reproduction and made to look old. The tach was stollen with the scoop, but the Dixco hood tach is what is put in there now.
The wheels and tires are brand new. Have about 5 miles on the tires. I drove it to a car show and back.

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1950 CJ-3A Springfield, OR $6000


Seems worth a look.

“Owned by a Jeep lover and meticulously cared for. Has a cloth top, good tires, original body and was running 3 years ago. Always garaged. Now offered for sale by deceased owners widow will consider offers.”

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2 Jeeps Auctioned at The Dalles, OR

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Anyone attend the auction yesterday for these two jeeps? I somehow missed this Craigslist ad until last night.

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1947 CJ-2A Rockford, MI $2200


Includes an extra body.

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“Up for sale is my 1947 Willys CJ2a. I’ve had this for a couple of years and I just don’t have time to work on it. The motor starts, runs, has good power and doesn’t smoke. It drives and stops around the yard and the 4-wheel drive works. The body is in very bad shape. Included is a second tub, hood, and fenders that are in better condition, however still needs work. The model 18 transfer case has the output for a PTO, however it isn’t hooked up. Comes with a Bill of Sale only.

Extra parts included:
T90 transmission
Model 18 transfer case (Without PTO hook up)
Two leaf springs
Radiator core
Drive shafts for PTO
Assorted odds and ends

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1955 CJ-3B Durham, CA $4200


Could be worth a look, but does have some rust-thru on the driver’s side. I like the canteen holder.

“1955 Willys CJ 3 B, second owner bought in 1988, 3 speed manual transmission, hurricane F-134 engine, 12v system, tow bar, runs and drives like a 55 jeep should. Its been sitting in the garage all too long time for someone else to have fun in it!”

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1951 M-38 Boise, ID $5200


Has some mods.

“1951 Willys Jeep (see pictures) runs well, nice tires, pinto engine, jerry cans and brackets included.”

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CJ-3B Koenig Half-Cab Azle, TX $450


Paul’s got this complete half cab for sale. You can email ( or text message/call at (817)-773-4475 for more info.

“Rare Koenig Jeep hard top. Functioning roll up windows. Been sitting in a barn.”





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1963 CJ-6 Temecula, CA $3000


CJ’s got this CJ-6 with some updates for sale.

“Super Rare 1963 Jeep CJ6 . Not many made . Much like a CJ5 but longer in the back . This has good running Small Block Chevy engine with an automatic turbo 350 transmission the rest of the drive train is stock . This vehicle is not currently drivable . It needs a 12 volt battery , radiator , radiator hoses and a steering box”

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1948 CJ-2A Loveland, CO $3000


This does have an engine, but the block has some cracks.

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“FOR SALE – 1948 CJ2A with title $3000 obo. I have a solid rolling chassis with very good body. This would make a great project jeep. I want to keep this a package deal, so bring your truck & trailer. The frame has been sanded and painted, I also replaced all four brakes and wheel bearings and have receipts. Three motors are also included, they are all disassembled and have been hot tanked. Skid plate and rear bumper have been powder coated. Loveland, Colorado PM if interested 1. L-134 Has a few small cracks in the block, head is good. 2. L-134 Block has thin walls, will have to be sleeved, head is good. 3. F-134 Block also has thin walls and will need to be sleeved, head is in real good shape. • T-90 Transmission • Dana 18 Transfer Case • Dana 25 Front Diff. • Dana 41 Rear Diff. • Steering Assembly • Front and Back Seats • Radiator & Shroud • Misc. Parts • Parts Book & Service Manual”

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L-134 and Shrouds Sacramento, CA

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Frank’s got an L-134 ($450) and 2 shrouds for sale ($100 each). Contact him at fnsbill @ (remove spaces in email) or text to (916-832-0545) for more info.

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2 FC-170 Doors Reno, NV $350

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Someone could probably use these.

“I have two doors for an Willys FC-170 The green one is complete and the other is not and in rough shape. I doo have the upper frame and glass for it though. No handle but do have the pull.”


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Stretched CJ-5 Tub West Jefferson, OH $250


Roger Martin spotted this body. It seems worth the price, especially for some kind of custom project. It looks like it has the earliest 0-10 King Seeley speedo, too.

“1955 CJ tub that has been stretched. What you see is what you get.”

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L-134 Gold Country, CA $200


Maybe some value? Looks like it ran some kind of pump/generator/?.

“illys L-134 GO DEVIL engine , near complete . Good for parts might be a good block , won’t turn over but oil on the dip stick looks decent . I believe this is a CJ model and not G503”


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1947 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $3000


UPDATE: The Facebook Ad has been removed, but the Craigslist ad is still good, so it may still be available.

(06/14/2019) It’s a project.




“1947 Willy’s Jeep project.”

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No Updates Sunday


Updates return Monday morning.

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Spotted in Fortaleza, Brazil

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This guy provides rides along the beach in Fortaleza, Brazil. Maybe’ he’s a jeep lover? Thanks to Tom for sharing this cool pic.



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1943 Tunisia Pics From the Saturday Evening Post

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These two pics featuring multiple jeeps in Tunisia appeared in the May 29, 1943, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, pages 20-21.