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Anyone Recognize This CJ-5 Toy?

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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!

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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

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

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Video on Rebuilding Headlight Rings

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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

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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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1946 CJ-2A Fountain, CO $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) I’m not sure if the f-head in the back is extra or even comes with the jeep.

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“Very cool 1946 Jeep CJ2A. This was sitting in a field for quite some time. The owner I bought it from did not title the jeep. The previous owner could not locate the title. So you will need to get a bonded title. I had multiple offers on the way home when picking it up. Will have a bill of sale.. I have shown this jeep to a serious collector and he said this is the kind of jeep he looks for. It’s virtually un molested. It does have rust in the floor under the tank and where the tool box is on passenger side. I bought a new tank and sending unit for it and gas cap.

It also has a new repair manual. The previous owner drove it around for me but did so without working brakes. He used a retro fitted fuel can to make it work. Engine ran rough probably needs carburetor cleaned out real good. I believe the brakes could be bleed. Not sure of their condition. Has to original style seats. This would make a great little project. These thing are going for crazy money and It has the Ford type head. Let me know it your interested and I’m not really gonna budge on price. Other motor shown in pic is not included.”

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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) Not a bad price, but it does need work. The body has been cut at the entrances. .Appears to have the original tank. The seller is correct that this is a convertible model, not a Gala/Surrey.

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Selling a very rare 1958 Kaiser Willys DJ3a Convertible!…VERY LIKELY the original strait-4 cylinder, single carb and oil-bath air filter. 3 speed manual column shift (“3-on-a-tree”)….Yes, it is called a convertible, did a lot of searches, primarily trying to verify if its really a “Gala Surry”. 2 wheel drive flat fender, no tailgate. Got a clean title but not in my name, can transfer over no problem. This a very solid project that I simply do not have time to work on. I have had this is DRY storage since i got it in 2019. Go to “” to see more info. The previous seller had thought it was possible this was a Gala Surrey model (Google “Gala Surrey/Elvis”, light/powder blue). I am not so convinced BUT definitely a “convertible model” (see old brochures in my photos, I own old original copies, bought on ebay).

THE BADS -NO top frame or soft top material, common problem, unfortunately, but might be available online (repros) -NO back seat -Clutch cable is broke I believe, so cannot test -The body has been cut/modified slightly (entrance to driver’s/passenger seats) (see pics first, I’ll explain) -Never got time to start the process of getting it started, I was told it ran not that long ago, maybe on a ranch property near Temple Texas. I got this on trade for a Triumph TR-6 (he got it on trade with the Temple person)

THE GOODS! -VERY solid and very lowrust, if not at all. -Good tires, been holding for awhile (I have been storing on jacks!) -Decent body that does not need a lot of work -Battery tray solid, no rust! -Some parts been replaced not long ago but cannot confirm dates -Solid rig! hate to sell but just no time that it deserves! PLEASE be legit and serious! Happy to call back with anything I know. CALL or TEXT is best. IF YOU ASK, “is it still available” I will not respond, I will delete the post seconds after its sold. Sorry about the sideways shots, not sure why that happened! [hidden information]

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Bantam Trailer Sunrise, MT $700

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The ad is posted in the Vegas area, but the trailer may be located in Montana.

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“Jeep-Willys trailer in fair condition. Bed-box, fenders, tailgate, axle, and trailer tongue.
Currently all apart ready to recondition.
No title, parts bill of sale only.
Call or text for info. 8am-7pm.”

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1959? CJ-3A? White Oak, TX $700


The body appears to be a 3A. I’m not sure why the chassis is being stored upside down? I figured that was just odd enough to post about it.

“Willis jeep for parts. Frame and engine is bad. Yes it has a clear title. Message for info. $700 OBO ”

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Controlling a Lift From the Dash

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A few years ago Barry finally solved the riddle of which hydraulic lift offered by Newgren used a dash control. You can read about it here:


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Updates continue to dribble out, so sorry about that.

We are still working steadily on the master bedroom. I am hoping to be finished with the trim by Saturday, but little things keep delaying us (ex: Ann got a flat tire two days ago, which caused me to use up half-a-day getting it changed and fixed). Once that is done, we can redo the TV/study room (which is currently our bedroom). I hope to get all of the phase one interior changes done by the end of Feb. Phase II will be the remodel of the master bathroom (this summer or fall?). Phase III will be a major remodel of the common rooms of the house, but that is probably a year+ away.

I am also busy documenting the various issues with my sister vis-a-vis mom’s estate in case my sister goes through with her recent threat to sue the estate. The crux of the issue is that my sister doesn’t believe the horses, which she inherits and which my parents bought and owned (and she rode, trained and cared for), have any value to the estate and that she should be gifted them free and clear of the estate distributions. Given my parents put six figures into the horses over two decades, and the fact they own them 100%, the horses do indeed have value to the estate and, thus, part of my sister’s inheritance should include some value placed on the horses. Since she knows this means she will get less cash from the estate, she believes this unfair and is very upset about it (even though the current plan is to give her the horses at half the market value to recognize her contribution to their value, but she refuses to have any conversation about this). Ugh!

We are still awaiting a date for Ann’s semi-emergency gallbladder surgery, but our local hospitals are very busy with COVID patients, so we aren’t sure when she can get in. At this pace, it will likely be an emergency procedure at some point!

Perhaps the best news of the year is that I have the shop heater running … oh boy, does it warm up the shop quickly!!!

Vernon asked about the heater. It is propane powered (we have a 1000 gallon tank). It is connected to a thermometer on the wall: :



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Nate Tests “Snowshoe” in the Snow

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Nate got out his camera and his track-enabled CJ-5 named Snowshoe to see how it would do in the snow. He’s suitably impressed.

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Rescuing a 1949 Jeepster

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Bill shared this TWO-HOUR video of a 1949 Jeepster rescue. I haven’t had time to review it all, but it looks like in pretty good condition and will make a good restore or drive-as-is project.