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Ed Pranger’s Artworks

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Jeff Pranger shared the following two wonderful paintings by his father, Ed. Ed Pranger was a WWII US Navy artist and cartoonist for The Hoist in San Diego. According to Jeff, after the war, when surplus Jeeps were plentiful (and Ed was single), his father and his buddies would go hunting and drinking in their Jeeps in the Yakima, Washington, area. Ed produced many paintings and some had Jeeps.

Both of these paintings appeared to have been painted in Anacortes, Washington, one year a part (each has Ed’s name, the year, and the location it was painted on it). The first was completed in 1988 and the second in 1989.

It being a small world, I traveled through Anacortes (to catch the ferry) both of those years, as I was working in the San Juans in 1988 and then got married in the San Juans in 1989.

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Willys MB/GPW From Transformers “Bumblebee” Movie @ Auction

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

UPDATE: Tim discovered that this is back up for sale. The auction is set for August 31, 2019. Starting price is $20,000.


Previous post from August 2018 with updates:

On August 25th, the jeep (GPW frame with MB body?) used in the upcoming Transformers was up for auction. It’s unclear whether it sold or not (I suspect not). The starting bid at that time was $19,000.

As you can see in the pics, this MB isn’t all stock. It appears to have a GPW front crossmember. Another pic, from the top rear, suggests it has MB toolboxes.

In the movie, the Bumblebee character starts off as a jeep, but soon becomes a VW, remaining a VW for the remainder of the movie.




Clip (probably from early in the movie, showing Bumblebee with a jeep grille on his chest.


Movie Trailer for “Bumblebee”:

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1942 Flattie The Dalles, OR $9000


Looks like a good build.

“Or best offer Late 61-62 High performance Chevy Corvette 283 4 speed w/overdrive, locking hubs, low 4 wheel drive”

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1948 CJ-2A Gainesboro, TN $14,000


Looks in good shape.

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“1948 Willys, CJ-2A. Rebuilt 4 cylinder “Go-Devil” Motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles. New exhaust system including manifold , driveshaft, clutch, brake shoes, brake drums, brake lines, master cylinder, all pedals, water pump, all gauges, distributor, coil ,front axel shafts, wiring, front and rear leaf springs, leaf spring shackles, shocks and much, much more.
This Willys uses the original 6 volt system via a 6 volt alternator, working 6 volt generator comes with purchase. Also using a Saturn overdrive but have the original PTO that will also come with. Many spare parts will also come along with this Willys.
You are basically buying a new 1948 CJ-2A that runs and drives just like it should.
Have receipts for everything.
Down side…does need a new paint job and the reason I am selling is that the leg room is to short for me. If you are over 5 ft 10 in you should strongly look into a
CJ-3A as its driver seat is back 2 more inches.”

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1948 CJ-2A Albany, OR $11,975


Lots of custom work here.

“1948 Jeep Willy’s rock crawler. Buick V6. Auto. 35″ mtrs on aluminum beadlock wheels. Lockers. Warn 8000 winch. Tons of custom stuff done to this rig”

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1949 Jeepster Sun Valley, ID Aug 31 Auction

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This Jeepster is one of a 150 cars being auctioned August 31-Sept 1.


“1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk & 1949 Willys Jeepster
Up for auction at Silver Auctions Sun Valley Idaho
August 31st – September 1st – 150 Cars
DLR Silver Collector Car Auctions”

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1954 CJ-3B Covington, GA $7000


Could be worth a look.

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“1954 Willys CJ3B 4×4 2nd year with the Hurricane, overhead valve motor. It has the flat fenders and taller hood. The previous owner had the motor rebuilt and the body is good. It has new seat covers, new water pump, electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, lock-out hubs and good tires.
There are seat belts for 4 and it’s street legal.
Could be restored, hot rodded or driven as is. “

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1951 CJ-3A Yakima, WA $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(06/11/2019) Could be worth a look.

“Lots of extras , v6 , headers, extra set 2 1/2″ lift springs, 1/ 2 doors ,new top , spare , back seat ,new gas tank & exhaust , tow bar, 4spd stick , good little jeep”

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1947 CJ-2A Prineville, OR $8000


Appears to be missing a few gauges.

“Stock 4 cyl flathead 3 speed. Rancho springs. New fuel pump and master cylinder. Runs good. $8000 OBO.”

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1962 CJ-3B Crawler Buford, GA $9900


Lots of mods.

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“With great regret, I’m selling my little jeep that has been part of the family since new. I ended up with it in ‘07 and did the transformation to what you see

It has a 1995 4.3 with 90k miles on it, Painless wiring harness, NP435 transmission with Dana 20 twin stick that’s been geared lower, Dana 44’s out of a Scout II with 5.38 gears. It has a Detroit rear and an ARB front locker. It has a power steering box from a Scout II, and Hydroboost from a CUCV.

It also has 14” Fox air shocks all the way around with 37” red label BFG crawlers. I have a brand new pair Of PRP seats that go with it, it already has PRP 4 point harnesses installed. I have a fuel cell for it that I never installed also.

It has a Warn 8274-50 winch, aluminum radiator, xenon headlights, cage is all 120 wall DOM.

It’s completely street legal, has been driven all over the place, it’ll get down on the trails. It has great street manners. 3 link front and 4 link rear with Ballistic Fab brackets everywhere.”

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1955 M-170 Gainesville, FL $7800


Scott’s got this M-170 for sale.

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“1955 JEEP M170 This is a rare bird – rebuilt and in solid shape. As I understand this is a long body M38A1 army jeep and was originally outfitted as troop hauler, radio jeep, or ambulance/medical. May be the early inspiration for the CJ8 Scrambler. Engine rebuilt in 2012. I converted from 24 volt to 12 volt with new starter, alternater, wiring harness, fuse box, head and tail lights, etc. Also has rebuilt carburetor, new fuel pump, lines, fuel filter, steering wheel, horn, new set of tires, rebuilt emergency brake.

Comes with a big winch with remote, tow arms, and a box of random parts (can probably sell on eBay). Seats are new and all have lap belts. Runs, steers, brakes good. Ready for neighborhood drive with kids, grandkids. It does have cracked windshield, but easy to buy kit/replace. Its a rare one and priced to go – so no low ballers please. Clean title.”

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1952 CJ-3A Kent, WA $7500


The windshield has been narrowed at the top, but unclear why.

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“1952 Willys CJ3A
This custom rig is fully equipped to take you where you want to go. Plenty of horsepower and plenty of gears. This old jeep has all of the modern touches that make it a kick in the pants to drive.

The good stuff:
TPI Chevy 350, Tuned Port Injection, RV Camshaft, Stage 3 chip

Chevy NV4500 5-speed, Custom shortened output shaft, Custom adapter to mate with T18 Transfer Case,
hydraulic clutch

Transfer Case:
T18 with Warn Overdrive
Continue reading

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1952 CJ-3A Chico, CA $7500


has some updates.

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“I am selling my 1952 CJ3A Willy’s jeep. The jeep has been taken down to the frame and gone through. New brakes, brake lines, full complete custom wiring harness, all lights replaced, new clutch and throw out bearing. New body mount kit. The tub was rhino lined inside and underside. Motor was gone through around 2005. I put a new head on as the old one had a crack. Jeep is converted to 12volt. New hi torch starter, 12 volt alternator. The radiator was redone also. It also has a custom center console between the front seats that has CD player and a lockable box to secure things. It’s a nice jeep but it’s time for someone else to enjoy it. $7500 OBO. Open to reasonable offers. No low ballers or BS please. Serious inquiries only please.”


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Wagons and a Truck Rupert, ID Auction

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

Blaine spotted this one. There appear to be two wagons and a truck that will be auctioned off. I could only find pics of one wagon. Lots of other junkers, too, including a Willys Aero.

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1944 MB Bend, OR $14,900


This has some Allstate Hubs.

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“This Jeep was most likely crated after it was made and not sent to Europe or the Pacific Campaign. Most Jeeps that went overseas never came home. Jeeps are popular in Japan, China, and Europe – even today.

What I know about this Jeep MB.

Bought from Camp Roberts, CA in the 1940s – between 1948 and 1950 – Army Surplus.
That owner had it until 1954 when he sold it to my friend Bill.
Continue reading

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1952 M-38 Wilson County, TN $3300


It’s a project.


“Project, garage find been sitting for numerous years customized and upgraded Andre done back in the 70s I believe. 1952 M38 Willis Overland hot rod from the factory warmed up with a Buick V6 and headers. Make an appointment for a test drive.? Fresh tune-up and a oil change. Great project for a family .Sold to a good home only. Tow bar can be used to tow it home yourself, very negotiable any trades would have to B a vintage vehicle?”



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1953 CJ-3B West Point, MS $3900


It’s rough.

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“1953 Willys CJ3B Jeep Barn Find Motor will crank and run
1953 Model…looks like it began as some Military Vehicle
Its all there and all Original…I Told you all I know ..Come take a look
VIEW vehicle at Cooper’s Wholesale Cars 8041 Hiway 45 Alt North, West Point MS 39773 (next to Tin Lizzie)
View my website for Toyota Land Cruisers, Tacomas , Tundras, 4 Runners”

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1948 CJ-2A Silverton, WA $5000


UPDATE: Price upped to $5000.

Could be worth a look. It may take more than a “little work” to become a showstopper.

“Clean title no rust warn hubs heavy-duty winch with remote controls towing receiver”


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1948 CJ-2A Saratoga Springs, UT $13,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,500.

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“Selling my 1948 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2A in excellent condition for $18,500 OBO. Numbers matching. Clean title in hand.
Completely ready for Moab or to be driven in a parade.
My wife says it’s time to clean out the garage and since the Willy’s mainly sits in the garage untouched, it’s probably time to let it go.
Excellent condition, no rust, everything works perfectly (better than original), starts on the first crank every time, very smooth/quiet running, always kept in a garage, and does not leak a drop of oil. Continue reading

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Newgren All-Purpose Earth Mover Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Any one know if any of these machines survived?

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1948 CJ-2A Indianapolis, IN $8000


Has a rear PTO.

“Willys Jeep CJ2A 1948
Unmolested Original, runs, drives, stops and steers as should. 4 cyl flathead, 3 spd 4wd. $8000.00 obo”

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Sept 21st Auction with Lots Flatfenders Oregon


Condition of jeeps vary, but there are MBs/GPWs, VEC CJ-2As, CJ-2As and more. The location appears to be southeast of Portland (Happy Valley area). Auctioner will publish address a week before the scheduled auction date.





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1951 CJ-3A Star Prairie, WI $9600


Appears in good shape.

“1951 Willies, warn winch, less than 10 hours on motor (total rebuild), 31″super swampers, warn lockouts, bikini top, t-case doubler (gives you an extra set of high and low range) , no rust runs great”

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1946 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $7500


Has a fiberglass body. Also has an overdrive, but seller notes it does not work.

“1946 cj2a, new Dana 41 rear end, new rear axle, new shocks, Buick 225 V6 engine. Runs great top is in excellent condition, perfect for the mountains hunting and fishing. Comes with tow bar and many extras. Fiberglass tub. OD does not work, just standard 3 speed.”

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2 CJ-3Bs Como, CO $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(05/14/2019) Sounds like there’s some value here. Includes a new soft top, Koenig hardtop, PTO winch, and Warn overdrive.

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“2 CJ3B Willys jeeps
Both have V-6 engines – 1 215 Dauntless Buick, other Chevy 194
Many parts included
10k pto winch, new white soft top, Konig steel top, Borg Warner 98 4 speed, Warn overdrive, alloy wheels
scout disc front and limited slip rear (6″ wider)
lift kit on one, multi military on other
to many other stuff to list
Both are projects or one awsome build into one and a lot of sellable rare stuff left over”