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May 1955 Willys News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

The cover of this Willys News highlights marketing’s strategy for attacking niches that could use four-wheel-drive vehicles.

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1954 KW Station Wagon Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is likely the first station wagon brochure for the ‘brochure family‘ that the Kaiser Willys marketing team produced. It’s from SD-221-4 and has the KW logo. This is currently available on eBay.

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Here was the subsequent version (see all pages here):

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Brian Hainer’s Lubrication Video

• CATEGORIES: News

Brian Hainer and Matt Hovey assembled this tutorial video on lubricants, with a focus on Willys Vehicles.

 
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Gumby & Pokey Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

For only $2.99 you could have had Gumby, Pokey, their jeep and playmates back in 1966, at least according to this page from the Ward’s Christmas catalog Maury spotted. Someone is selling this page of the catalog for $15 (yikes).

View all the information on eBay

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Or for a lot more, you can have an original set in very good condition, plus a few extra figures for only $350!

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Or, for $79, you can have a slightly used set from eBay.

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Year? Junction, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This may be a later model 3B, as it looks to have the larger speedo.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1317595935067596/

“In good shape it was running about 3 Months ago needs new carb sold as is and most pick up”

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1959 Truck Makawao, HI $7600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Looks in good shape.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/makawao-willys-overland-pickup/7064259031.html

“1959 4 wd willys overland jeep pickup truck, in good shape, for sale. all stock except for comfortable bucket seats and an electric fuel pump and windshield wipers. lots of Hawaiian history with this one as its from Hanalei to maui. I’m considering serious people and offers only please. we can work out shipping, no problem.
I have extensive receipts on everything done to this including engine rebuild, 4th gear (Saturn overdrive) installation, etc, etc, more than I will list here, we can talk about it .”

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1951 M-38 Wichita, KS $5250

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Mark just posted this at warjeeps.com.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm021/adm021.html

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“134 cubic inch, 4 cylinder flat head “Go-Devil” engine
3 Speed T90 transmission
Dana 18 transfer case
Dana 25 front and Dana 44 rear axles
5.38 differential gears front and rear
Really great Jeep
Genuine Korean War Jeep, has the olive drab under the blue paint
Converted to 12V
New high torque starter
Electric fuel pump, starts right up even on 20 degree morning
New alternator

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1946 CJ-2A Peyton, CO $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Body appears pretty straight. Rear bumper needs some cleaning up.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/477062919624484/

“Cj2 4cylinder Willy army Jeep California title.runs drives 4×4 The bad need windshield and rear main leaks. Would be interested in trades utv, I will sell as is or fix issues but price will go up.”

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1949 CJ-3A Longview, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(11/15/2019) Runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509457503306811/

“selling a willys jeep.
Runs great. It is in good mechanical condition.
Has new wiring
Motor is strong.
Transmission and transfer case are both working and strong.
Brakes are new.”

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1948 CJ-2A Stowe, VT $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available, though more finished that previously listed. 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/777229909401251/

“SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY! FCFS. CASH only. Make an offer and drive it away today”

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1970 CJ-5 Ex-Trencher Bainbridge, OH $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(05/18/2019) Jordan shared this ex-trencher with duallies.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/855713871487874/

“289 hypo. Runs strong and has original 4 cylinder Motor. Has tons of extra parts”

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1942 GPW Deer Park, WA No Price

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Was $8900. Now for trade, though likely listed there to avoid the $5 fee.

(01/11/2020) It’s got an unusual rear bumper modification. Runs and drives. Has an f-head.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bar/d/deer-park-1942-gpw/7063635606.html

“This is a 1942 ford GPW has a willys 1950’s 134f and t-90 trans. From California very little rust. Fun To drive. Not a show rig been repainted several times, was blue years ago, I was planning to restore it one day comes with some extra parts. Run’s and drives very well. New brakes. Needs a gas tank its running on a boat one under the seat. Comes with hood because the one on it has a hole in it . Let me know if you are interested. may trade for a Kubota or similar tractor, dodge diesel 4×4 or?”

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1947 CJ-2A Irving, TX $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(08/29/2019) Has a unique look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2665784703649113/

“I have a 1947 Willy’s Jeep cj2a 3 speed, 4×4. That has been in my family since 1947. It was my great grandpas, he used it on his farm in east tx. It sat in a barn for roughly 40 yrs until my grandpa restored it. It has been garage kept since then. After my grandpa passed away several years ago my mom got the Jeep and she gave it to me. I have no place to keep it besides in my back yard. It runs and drives, and attracts everybodys attention. I know it’s worth a decent amount of money, I’ve done my research. Im asking $8k or best offer or I’m considering trades just let me know what you have the worst I can say is no thanks.”

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1947 CJ-2A Chickamauga, GA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/20/2019) Though the spare tire is on the driver’s side, this is not a Lefty.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1446036528896558/

“This is a 1947 Willys CJ2A. It was just rescued out of a collapsing barn. It has been sitting for 25 or more years. The engine is not stuck and the transmission and transfer case shifts. It will need a total restoration. The frame is in good condition as well as all the other under body items. The body has some bad spots like most of these. This is a very good candidate for a restoration and was too good to part out. It is at QTM Parts in Chickamauga, GA.”

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1953 CJ-3B Fountain, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Rob shared this jeep. It’s got potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2801722096516286

“A true barn find. 1953 Willys Jeep that has been stored in a shed for 30 years. Starts right up and runs great. Also has an extra set of tires that goes with it. Will sell for $3500 or best offer.”

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Shane’s Spring 2020 Trip in a GPW

• CATEGORIES: Features
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Shane’s preliminary route from Florida to Richmond, VA, Spring 2020, View it on Google.

You may remember my visit with Shane Miller while I was visiting Richmond, Virginia, this past December. I recently turned Shane onto a running, driving GPW in Florida, which he subsequently bought. Instead of towing it home, he’s decided to drive it home to Richmond, an 863 mile drive. He plans on taking the trip sometime in late March or April.

Shane’s preliminary Route on Google 

Why is he doing it? Because, why not? I applaud the adventurous spirit and am jealous that I’m not in the passenger seat! Sometimes you just gotta live life and take some chances.

That said, he’s not dumb either. He’s worked on enough WWII jeeps that he doesn’t underestimate their ability to break down. So, he’s publishing a potential route to see who might be along the route in case he does have some mechanical problems.

One of his goals is to visit the Jeep-Collection at Omix-Ada. Another goal is to visit his 101-year-old Great Uncle, a WWII vet, in Athens, Georgia. He thinks his uncle will get a very big kick out of seeing him driving the GPW.

If you are along the route or have suggestions/comments, feel free to comment below or contact him directly at donovanshanemiller @ gmail.com (no spaces around the @)

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1942 Article About Holy Names Academy Buying Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This November 20, 1942, article from the Catholic Northwest Progress Newspaper highlights the Holy Names Academy’s Girls School’s efforts to purchase a jeep for the Army.

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https://washingtondigitalnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=CATHNWP19421120.2.95

Holy Names Académy Girls Buy Jeep for U. 5. Army

RIDING In the jeep which had been sent to Holy Names Academy through the courtesy of the War Department, the members of the Student Council celebrated a major event in the Schools at War Program which has been carried on at Holy Names since September. During one week the pupils of the school contributed $1040 In savings bonds and stamps to the War Savings Staff, the “buying” of a jeep for the army being the goal of their efforts.

Making a serious effort to co-operate with the Treasury Department to save, serve and conserve, the girls have entered upon all three avenues of action. A recent questionnaire revealed the types of service being rendered: Clerical service, messenger service for local civilian defense, assisting in the unification and harvesting of crops, studying, first aid, roiling bandages, making of kits, and the collection of books and magazines for recreation centers.

The Christmas project at Holy Names this year is the preparing of boxes for army chaplains. containing religious articles for use in their work. Besides these helpful articles, a chaplain will also receive a spiritual bouquet which the girls are preparing during these preceding weeks.”

 
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1955 Willys History in Air Trails Hobbies For Young Men

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

Air Trails Hobbies was a ‘how to’ magazine that provided news, reports, designs, and ‘how to’s’ on a range of hobbies. It’s intellectual bent on science and design just makes it more odd that it’s overview of the Willys History seems so lacking, especially in the 4WD jeep department. Given that, by February 1955 (the date of the issue below) the CJ-5 was already introduced, it seems a bit odd to ignore the latest jeep!

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1950 Photo of “Bringing Up Father”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The December 22, 1950, issue of the Catholic Northwest Progress reported that Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan’s jeep was named “Bringing Up Father”.

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Chaplain’s Jeep Has Perfect Name

HAMHUNG, North Korea—Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan of Troy, N.Y.. (right), chaplain attached to the U.S. Third Infantry Division. could not have found a more appropriate title for his jeep. Here Father Ryan is shown talking to Pfc. Pedro Marti Arguinzone of Cavey, Puerto Rico, while using the jeep’s hood for a desk—(Religions News Service Photo.)”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Savannah, GA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could use some cleaning, but appears mostly stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2455998211322573/

“1948 Willys jeep, runs and drives great. Has been in family for around 20 years. Over the years many parts have been replaced including wiring harness, shocks, tires, factory wheels powdercoated, exhaust, and much more. Has Warn overdrive. Great Jeep but we just don’t have time to enjoy anymore.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Gainesville, GA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has some floor rust. Appears to have Kelly hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2581562392133141/

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“Listing for a friend not on FB. Message me your number and he will contact you ASAP.

1948 Willys CJ2a “Lefty”. They only produced these for a short period in 1948. No one seems to be clear why they machined this version of the 2a with the spare tire on the left. Some say it was Jeep’s way of complying with a law certain states had at the time. Others say it is for agricultural use for state municipalities. This is a rare option that will make you stand apart from the crowd. The small production numbers makes it even more rare. The Jeep isn’t running because of low compression. It has a new fuel, fuel pump, rebuilt carburetor. Brakes will need to be fixed with new master cylinder. Tub has usual floor pan rust”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Knoxville, TN $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522513575025205/

“Great jeep, runs strong. Starts real quick. Has unlocking hubs roll cage, and seat belts. Roll cage and seat belts can be removed if desired. Paint is rough in spots, but the drivetrain is in excellent condition”

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1947 CJ-2A Foster, WV $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few minor mods, along with some body liner on the interior.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/548362579300180/

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1955 M-170 Vincennes, IN $3800

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

Could make a good project.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/vincennes-1955-m170-frontline-ambulance/7048046946.html

“Have for sale a 1955 M170 frontline ambulance. Date of delivery 3/55. Has its data plates on the dash that matches the serial number on the passenger wheel well. Still wears its hood numbers. Overall it is in solid shape. Pretty rust free. Floors, toolboxes and the spare wheel well are solid. Even the hat channels are solid which is hard to find. Overall in pretty great shape for its age. Back cross member needs fixed, frame is fine. Included is a section to fix it. Has correct M170 windshield, 4 correct wheels, front and rear sway bars, correct m170 drivers seat and mostly complete top bows. Extra correct tire and wheel is included. Engine is missing distributer and generator — unsure of its condition. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

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1970s ATEX 6×6 Argos, IN $1300

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Might be something fun for someone with some property.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/535239407347889/

“1970s amphibious 6×6. Body is clean with a few scratches, has keys and working headlights, tires are older and may need replaced. Used this a lot when I was younger and I know the original engine needs some minor work. Ie new fuel line and repair on an axel and chain. Willing to listen for partial trades, just ask.”

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