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1965 Jeep News Volume 11 Number 4

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This eight-page issue of the 1965 Jeep News volume 11 Number 4 begins with the Vigilante engine billboards, along with a strange story of a hardware merchant using pennies and dollars to buy a jeep only for the jeep dealer to return the favor and buy a washer and dryer from said merchant using pennies, but this time ones bathed in syrup and oil!

Page two contains various pics, while page three includes the story of a Jeepster that looked like new despite having been driven 332,800 miles! His rigorous attention to maintenance was key to his Jeepster’s great condition; it may not surprise you to learn that he worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I wonder what happened to that Kentucky-based jeep.

Page four showcases some international stories, while page five contains another story about Kent Frost and his southern Utah tours out of Monticello, Utah. Page six includes an article about the use of f-head engines in Miller’s Trailblazer welders, while page seven highlights Allen and Phyllis Ellis, who travelled extensively in Mexico in their 1959 CJ-5 (which may have been nicknamed El Osito, which apparently translates to ‘the bear’).  Page eight highlights the use of Wagoneers at the 1964-1965 New York City World’s Fair.

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FC Tour Jeep – Brake MC & Bracket & Other Details

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My poor wife has been down with neck and shoulder spasms for the past two weeks, so time with the FC has been limited. She’s finally feeling a little better, though still unable to drive and do a variety of tasks. At least she has less pain.

In the meantime, I’ve been gathering/making what I have needed to assembling the dual-mc brake setup. The goal was to move the MC back between the brackets so that it is completely hidden under the dash using as many stock components as I could. I mostly followed Steve’s design, but mine is an 1/8inch wider to accommodate the nylon washers.

To the setup I’ve also added Chev brake light switch (left over from disassembly). I happened to have a leftover spring bolt with a zerk fitting that will allow me to apply grease to the brake pedal pivot if necessary (I am waiting to trim down the bolt in case I the end for smoother purpose, such as an extra anchor point of the steering column. To each side of the pedal pivot I’ve added two thin nylon washers which should reduce metal wear between the pivot and the brackets.

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I am unsure what direction I want the MC fluid tops to point. The reservoirs will likely hang on the firewall, but that’s TBD.
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December 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News

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This year ending December 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News includes an index page of 1962 topics. A short blurb on page two highlights the desire of some folks to switch their column shift DJ-3A to cane shift. The column shift as a novelty is neat, but it’s not something to be forced. It feels delicate (to me) when shifting. If I were driving the DJ on a regular basis, I would change it a cane shifter.

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Koenig-Branded Pocket Knife

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Barney Goodwin shared pics of this Koenig-branded knife he bought off of eBay. If you visit his shop in Ohio, you can see this plus other rare items in his shop’s display case.

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1945 Parts List for the Universal Four Wheel Drive Booklet

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Branden scored on this rare, early 1945 print of a Parts List for the Universal Four Wheel Drive booklet. The use of the “J” logo so prominently is unusual. You can view my discussion of the “J” logo’s short history here.

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December 1954 Jeep-A-Trench Added to Spec Equip List

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This December 20, 1954, Commercial and Jeep Sales Bulletin introduced the Auburn Jeep-A-Trench to the Willys Special Equipment Line. No brochure was included with this document (unless it was removed).

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1949 CJ-3A(?) Hamilton, OH Auction

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Listed as a CJ-2A, this appears to be a militarized CJ-3A. Auction ends today, March 3rd, in the afternoon (eastern time). I am not familiar with Skyline Auctioneers.

https://skylineauctioneers.hibid.com/lot/187961631/1949-jeep-cj2a

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1965 CJ-5 Stevensville, MI $5200

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The engine smokes, but it has a PTO winch and an overdrive. The body is fiberglass.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/830761435726962

“For sale is a 1965 Jeep CJ5. F head 134 4 cylinder. It has a very nice fiberglass body made by 4WD Hardware. Best one made. Comes with Warn overdrive and a Koenig PTO winch. Custom seats. New Master cylinder. Brakes work as they should. The carburetor has been rebuilt. Frame is very solid. This has the T90 C transmission and the Dana axles are 4.27 ratio. 4WD works perfectly. Motor runs well but it is a smoker.”

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1953? M-38? Medford, OR $2200

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TJ shared this M-38 (thought title reads CJ-3A), nicknamed Colonel Mustard. It’s got some updated running gear, along with a some other mods, including a metal hood that reminds me a little of a Bobcat fiberglass hood.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1177132913252003

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“Meet colonel mustard. Title says it’s a 1953 CJ3A. I had plans for this Jeep but honestly have too many Jeeps. The previous owner did a in line 6 swap with a later model syncro’d 3 speed transmission. It also has a later model open knuckle big brake Dana 30. It currently has an offset Dana 44 with a Dana 18 transfer case. It will come with an additional Dana 20 transfer case and centered Dana 44 rear to complete the more modern drivetrain. The body is in remarkable shape for its age. There are no rust holes and I believe it’s the original floor. This is a perfect starter project. It has what I assume is a 2.5-3 inch lift. It currently has 31s and will clear 33s. The engine ran when parked but has started a several years. Sad to see it go but it needs a new home”

 

 
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1952 M-38? Hemet, CA $10,000

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It looks like it was made from an M-38 body. It’s got a fiberglass front clip. 2WD only.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1504525147070494/

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“52 Willys Jeep Aluminum headed 406 small block Chevy, Pro comp heads, Crane rockers, Edelbrock Victor intake, Holley HP 750, all new MSD ignition w/ digital 6 box, built TH350 trans with trans brake, trans blanket, B&M pro ratchet shifter, Currie 9” Ford rear end with 5.57 gears on a spool, 4 linked front and rear with coil overs, 2 wheel drive, Cherokee front axle with disc brakes, fuel cell, race seats, VDO gauges, tilt column, new wheels and tire all around, rears are new Hoosier DOT legal slicks. Fiberglass front clip, Aluminum radiator, Been sitting the last 2 years, needs fresh gas, a new battery, and timing set (All new ignition) Easy project, super cool street rod, or sand drag Jeep. Title in hand. $10K FIRM, This means I won’t take any less. Offers will be ignored. may consider old car, drag car, muscle car, jet boat trade. No trades for newer cars, trucks, shitty tattoos, or pot.”

 
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PTO plus Rear Gear Box Roseburg, OR $800

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TJ spotted these PTO parts. Seems worth a look for a the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/130832760087784

“Hydraulic power unit for CJ2A jeep. All parts are there. Worked fine when removed. It is a hydraulics for a snow plow and PTO for farm implements on the rear.”

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1955 M-170 Sikeston, MO $4750

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4750

(12/22/2023) This is a no-title project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1043986956879811

“For sale a 1955 Willys M170 Military Ambulance. This vehicle does not have a title. It has very minor rust through. It has several original pieces. The drive train is still the 24-volt electrical system. The engine is not stuck from sitting; however, it does have a stuck valve so will not run. The transmission and transfer case do shift. The tires are not so good. This is a project jeep. Not very many of these were manufactured. Rare jeep. Please look at the pictures closely. I will not reply to is it available. $6000”

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1959 Wagon Charleston, SC $9000

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Clay has listed this wagon for sale. He noted it does lack a title and needs work. It does include a government plate.

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/johns-island-1959-willys-jeep-station/7721343743.html

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“1959 Willys Jeep Station Wagon, note: no title. The legend, verbal only, was that this had been bought at a government surplus auction and this wagon had belonged to the US Forest Service in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fact is it does have a brass government plate on the dash. Original 6-226 Continental Six cylinder engine, might run, original 3 speed transmission. Original part time 4WD. Rear step bumper, manual carb choke (which were US government specs). Lots of rust to go around. See photos. Where some trim is removed, the original Forest Service aqua green color is visible. It needs everything. But everything is available for it from current vendors. Replacement left and right rear fenders included. I have yard driven it some over the years, but not recently. Great to do a restoration on a noteworthy original piece of history. Some price negotiation after seeing it in person. Email to set up a time to see it. Currently garaged, but will be in the yard soon. Has good tread on tires.”

 
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1957 Wagon Charleston, SC $9000

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Clay’s selling this wagon. It does not run, but does have a title.

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/johns-island-1957-willys-wagon/7721340334.html

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“1957 Willys Jeep Station Wagon, original 6 cylinder Continental 6-226 engine, rebuilt by Bill Fisk Machine Shop, original three speed manual transmission, rebuilt by Pat’s Transmissions, original part time 4WD system. Two door, rusted tail gate hinge, some patched holes in floor, has all glass. Currently tagged and insured. Good SC title. Drove to work in West Ashley for several years. Is original, some rust, not running. Engine turns over easily. Good tread on tires. Great to patch up and drive now, then do more work on it later, or customize it. With engine rebuild and transmission rebuild, will cruise at 60 on HWY 17 no problems. No interest in your stories or lookie loos, just want to hear from interested buyers. Some negotiation possible after seeing in person. Hate to let it go, but now retired and not in a position to put a lot into it.”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Lobard, IL $2500

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It lacks an engine, but does have a title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1329428494359921

“Just putting feelers out there for my 1953 CJ3B. It’s in decent shape but needs work. The axles and running gear are in good shape. The frame is good. Has all its body panels. It needs an engine. Clean Ohio title and original Vin plate. It’s a great project but I need something that’s a little more family friendly. Shoot me a serious offer. Must go complete will not just sell the title and vin plate. Sold as is.”

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Year? M-38 St. Peters, MO $1000

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No title. It’s a project or parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/937323478001720

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“1951 or 52 Willys M38 Jeep. Needs to be restored. It has all parts except the radiator and bumpers as far as I know. The engine is locked up from being stored for so long. I started the restore by taking it apart to get the frame dipped but, never got around to doing that. The frame is solid though. I do not have a title my dad bought this from his friend many years ago and he did have it titled but my dad never go it done. The pictures are of the jeep before I removed the tub from the frame. You will need a trailer to move this. The axels and wheels have also been removed from the frame. EDIT — I also have a canvas top for it but it is missing the plastic rear window”

 
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1960 PTO Winch + Wagon Chassis Burlington, WI $450

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TJ spotted this chassis plus PTO winch. Might be worth a look given the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/332632639111528

“Willys drive train 226 continental with 3 speed and pto winch”

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1950 CJ-3A Merrill, WI $3000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/12/2024) The Desert Dogs look to be recaps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/351279464485452

“Obo 1950 willys jeep with a v8 chevy motor, ran and drove, I’ve since lost the key, possible trades”

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May 1949 Salesbuilder

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This issue May 1949 Salesbuilder has seen some better days, but the info matters more to me than the condition. The cover boasts about “smooth” the new Jeepster is, but I never discovered what was so “smooth” about it, unless the company was referring to the new fabric top?

Most interesting to me was the pic on the last page, lower right. It shows the Palmer Dealership sitting right next to a Koenig sign, leading me to wonder if somehow the two businesses were related at some point? I knew both were out of Houston, but it never occurred to me that they might be connected.

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October 1954 Willys Adds Gran Hydraulic Lifter to Spec Equip List

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UPDATE III: This is a merge post, adding a nicer scan of the Commercial and Jeep Sales Bulletin, this one dated October 29, 1954, to the original Gran Hydraulic Lifter history post. This doc welcomes the Gran Hydraulic Lifter to the Willys Special Equipment list.

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More on Military DJ-5s

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Gayland shared these photos showing the military DJ-5s offered by AMC in the early 1970s. Time has tinted the images. The “brown” Army jeeps are actually OD green for the Army, while the Navy “white” jeeps may actually be haze gray.

US Army Jeep Photo:

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US Navy Jeep Photo:

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Refrigerant Tank Folk Art Jeep

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Roger Martin spotted this unusual jeep made from longs and a refrigerant tank. It sold on Facebook for $55 in just a day.

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1942 GPW Sold for $28,500

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Blaine shared this GPW that just sold for $28,500! You can see all the info on Bring-A-Trailer’s website: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1942-ford-jeep-gpw-5/

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1952 M-38 Pikeville, KY $12,000

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Tom shared this one. Only the four pics, but it looks promising. Ne description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1071284630805885

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1950 M-38 Seattle, WA $10,000

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This M-38 appears to have some minor updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1061426531655839

“Inmaculate colection car: 1950 Jeep Wilys in perfect condition, $10.000.”

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