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Mason-Dixon Jeep Gathering on Sunday

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Don’t forget about the Mason-Dixon Jeep Gathering this Sunday, October 20th, in Union Mills, Maryland.

https://www.facebook.com/events/union-mills-homestead/mason-dixon-jeep-gathering/209218449654048/

Here’s a pic from the 2014 event posted a few years ago as part of a Baltimore Sun article:

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Chad Hutzell, Ed Smiley and Art Mulkey get a look at a 1946 CJ2A belonging to Adam and Frank Buck of Gettysburg, Pa. during the 8th annual Mason-Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering at Union Mills Homestead Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

 
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Roamin’ Chariots Jeep Club Patch

• CATEGORIES: Features

I found this Roamin’ Chariots jacket club patch on eBay (purchased out of Kansas). The Roamin’ Charios Jeep Club appears to have been originally based in the Tri-Cities area of Washington (hence the design includes Mt. Rainier in the background and the desert-scrub-looking plants in the foreground). Now, the club’s contact is in Spanaway (near Tacoma) on the west side of the state. So, I’m not sure how active or how many folks are involved in the club at this point.

The patch is 9″ wide and 10″ tall. I’ve included a roll of electrical tape to better appreciate the size.

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Toy Vehicle Wheels $49

• CATEGORIES: toys

UPDATE: Glenn notes that these are NOT Al-Toy wheels after all (see his comments below).

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“Post-WW2 West Craft (Al-Toy) heavy cast aluminum toys are incredibly rare and valuable. Parts are impossible to find. I bought these 1-3/4” wheels, but actually need just two size 2’-1/2” plus an axle. They are for a standard Willy’s Jeep.”

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1943 Photo of Jeeps in Sicily on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I figured at the very least that the church still existed. So, I made some guesses and determined where I think the photo at the bottom was taken.

The church is in the town of Gela, Italy. The church still looks about the same, but the building to the left has seen some changes.

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“1943 Press Photo Soldiers in jeeps park outside of building & old church, Sicily. This is an original press photo. World War II – Sicily. … glory flies from a building in Gela in southern Sicily after the city fell … invading Americans. A column of jeeps pauses near an ornate old church which looks out of place beside modern military machines. Photo measures 7.5 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 7-24-1943.”

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1947 CJ-2A Wheatridge, CO $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has some later model Free Lock hubs.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/denver-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a/6998141594.html

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“Stored in a garage in the Colorado Mountains since 1982, this jeep was recently pulled out and revived. It shows just 17,557 miles on it. It runs remarkably well, starts easily, and has no visible smoke whatsoever.
It has a new fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel line, and rebuilt the carburetor. It got a major tune up, oil change and a new battery. All of the wheel cylinders were replaced, new brake shoes and a new master cylinder.
The dry climate in Colorado has preserved the body. There is a crack in the RR fender near the spare tire mount that is showing minor rust. The tub and floors are very good, but the floor supports are rusting and need replacing. (Easy to do and not expensive)
The seats and interior are in very good condition.
The tires are dry cracked and need to be replaced. Right windshield is cracked.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Stevensville, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears worth a look.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/d/stevensville-1948-willys-jeep/7002221840.html

“Runs /Drives
$ 3000.00”

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1952 M-38A1 Brimley, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

Starting bid is $3999. It runs and drives.

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“1952 Willys M38A1 4X4
This is a true military Jeep.

It starts, runs, shifts, drives, and stops as it should. It starts easy enough with pre pumping the gas, and using the manual choke. It runs good. I haven’t noticed any problems with the 3 speed manual transmission or transfer case. I don’t think it has brake lights or turn signals. Some original equipment exists like the light switch panel but I don’t think any work. The headlights and taillights function at some level, they do turn on.

Some of the electrical system has been converted to 12v from typical military 48v, battery, alternator, starter, headlights. The oil volt and temp gauges function. Not the fuel tho, my granddad used a paint stir stick on his so… The brakes are typical for non-power front drum setups. They could use an inspection but operate.

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1955 Wagon Globe, AZ $6500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Could use some interior finishing.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/globe-1955-jeep-willys-wagon/7001202879.html

“This willys has a chev 327 v8 with stock drive train 3 speed manual body is in good shape does still need work runs and drives. No out of state calls and will not ship”

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1947 CJ-2A North Richland Hills, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

That’s a heavy looking bumper.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/d/north-richland-hills-1947-jeep-willys/6999825200.html

“I think it has the original 4 cyl engine. Sounds like a tractor. Runs and drives has all new brake system, heavy duty bumpers and custom roll bar. Body in better shape than most 47’s. Tons of potential. These are getting hard to find”

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1948 CJ-2A w/ Lift Phoenicia, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

(01/11/2019) This CJ-2A includes a Newgren Hitch, rear PTO, a drum pulley and governor. It will require some floor repairs at the very least.

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“For your consideration is super rare 1948 Willys CJ2a farm jeep…all original paint “as found“ condition!….. a true survivor

This jeep, although showing signs of surface rust is really very restorable …it has damage in the front floors that should be replaced but overall has a very solid back bone, no crash damage is evident, nothing worn out or ruined. This rare jeep would make a wonderful addition to the collector of unrestored vehicles and I am sure it would be pretty appealing to all farm jeep collectors as it does have the agricultural implements installed..

This is a real gem…it has a newgren three point hitch and all of its associated parts such as the pump, controller, engine driven governor with correct handle on the dashboard.
also has a full rear PTO as well as a right angle drum pulley that is not shown in the photos…
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1951 M-38 Littleton, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears solid. Has an f-head.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/littleton-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7001873224.html

“This is a Korean War era Jeep
Good title in hand
It is pretty much original except it has a F134 motor, which is a little better motor, and lockout hubs
The 4 wheel drive and high/low range work great
12 volts system
A homemade metal top
Runs pretty good
Has some rust
It sure gets a lot of attention when your out driving, it’s also fun to drive”

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1944 GPW Dallas, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB)

Includes a CJ-2A parts jeep.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/dallas-1944-gpw-jeep/6998986686.html

“This Jeep is a little rough but has lots of parts most other WWII Jeeps are missing. It’s odd it retains many parts that were taken off but it appears to been treated ruff by the metal work – like the floor.
The front wheels are the rare two piece which I have rarely seen and maybe the dual rear wheel option they had offered.
Motor is not the best but I will include another mostly complete early green CJ-2 that should have a good motor – it turns over – oil looks good – and has anti-freeze in the radiator.
Not wanting to send a lot of pictures – best come and look at it and the parts Jeep.”

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1966 CJ-6 Yucaipa, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

No powertrain.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-1966-jeep-cj6-parts-only/6998839039.html

“What I have for sale is a gutted (NO ENGINE, NO TRANSMISSION, NO TITLE) 1966 Jeep CJ6 for parts only. I’m asking $2,500 OBO. Please email for phone number so we can discuss further.”

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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Price dropped to $8500.

UPDATE: This has bounced around on price. It was listed as a 1947, but now has no year. It seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent). Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.

(06/25/2019) It  listed as a 1947, but looks all DJ-3A. Looks like fun.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/atq/d/durango-classic-willys-gala-jeep/6996144219.html

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1947-cj2a-durango-co1“2 wheel drive All American – Red, White & Blue 1947 Willys Jeep
Body of a 1947 and probably engine too. All new undercarriage including: Axles, 3 Speed Transmission Steering, Springs, Shocks, Bumpers, 5 New Tires and Wheels, Radiator. New Lights, Blinkers, Windshield wipers. New Seats and Upholstery. Great parade jeep or just bopping around town. No title or registration, comes with a Bill of Sale. It has always been used on private property. It is street legal, if one so desires to register it! Comes with heavy duty 18 foot flat bed trailer. Will sell jeep only for $5,000 or both for $8,000!
Will deliver for cost of travel.”

 
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Year? CJ-3B Lake Havasu City, AZ $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/09/2019) Has a variety of mods.

https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/lake-havasu-city-jeep-cj-3b/6998434940.html

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“1950 Jeep CJ 3B with a clear title
My Jeep has New:
Tires and Wheels
SBC conversion
Clutch Kit
Rear Springs
Wheel Cylinders, Brake Lining, Master Cylinder
Exhaust
Alternator
Battery
Accessory Drive Belts
Fuel Pump and Fuel Lines
I have updated the T-15 (3 speed) Transmission, Transfer Case and added a new adapter
My Jeep has Power Steering, and a rear locker, a Bimini Top and a Full Canvas Top
This Jeep is not perfect, it is 70 years old.
With full price comes a variety of extra parts”

 

 
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Year? CJ-2A Sikeston, MO $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s being sold as a parts jeep.

https://semo.craigslist.org/pts/d/sikeston-willys-cj2a-jeep/7001789534.html

“I have for sale a cj2a parts jeep. Selling it as parts only, no title. The tub is extremely rusty and rough. It has the axles, drive shafts, springs, steering sector, driver seat frame, passenger seat frame, windshield, hood, fenders, grill, l134 engine, radiator, transmission, transfer case, distributor, carb, starter, four original cj2a rims, rear hitch, and other good parts. The engine does turn over, not stuck, but is leaking above the distributor. There is a lot of parts for this type money”

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1948 CJ-2A Pueblo, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/11/2019) Appears to have an f-head.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/snw/d/beulah-1948-willys-cj2a/7001335168.html

“Clean title….runs…decent tires…. body straight with very little rust. Would make an excellent project Jeep this winter.”

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Year? CJ-2A? Grand Rapids, MI $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Listed as a 1943, it appears to be a CJ-2 or 3A with a CJ-3B windshield.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/d/grand-rapids-1943-jeep-willys-snowplow/6998664756.html

“1943 Jeep Willys ( I think it is a GPW, but I am not sure) with CLEAR TITLE
and a 6-1/2 ft snowplow and hydraulic pump and small box with other parts and extra steering box.
also 2 front windshield frames hanging on the snowplow are part of the sale.
Jeep has running gear, but no motor.
To restore or part out
for condition: see pictures

I also have a Ford 2.3 four cylinder motor with 15,000 miles
on it with manual transmission for $200.00 extra”

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1945 GPW San Diego, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available. Might be located near Dana Point.

(0913/2019) It’s a project.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/d/dana-point-1945-ford-gpw-jeep-willys/6998693603.html

“A project with a running engine. This is a project and will need some restoration to make it a driving vehicle”

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CJ-3A NOS Body Parts Lebanon, PA $3500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/15/2019) Maybe someone can use these?

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/lebanon-cj3a-willys-jeep/6992466441.html

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“This is a collection of N.O.S. Willys body parts gathered over a 30 year period. It has a full set of floor pans, all four quarters including attached wheel housings in rear. It has a new toolbox with lid, and the rear floor pan has the cross member factory attached. I am also including in the sale, a donor Jeep with a straight clean frame and most parts needed to build a show quality restoration. The Jeep can be seen by appointment 10 miles east of Hershey, PA. Please email me if interested and thanks for looking.”

 
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Peace Corps Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

in 1961, President Kennedy signed the Peace Corps Executive Order. Since then, over 1/4 million volunteers have served around the world. Given the rough conditions, especially in the early days, jeeps were a natural fit for the volunteers heading to remote areas. Folks were even trained on how to used jeeps as a part of their introduction to the Peace Corps.

There seems to have been a wide variety of jeeps used by the Peace Corps. How the jeeps were obtained isn’t clear, but at least some in 1965 were donated by Oakland Motor Sales. I imagine the military versions, like the M-170 seen below, could have been transferred to the Corps. After a few years of service, some areas of the world abandoned jeeps. For example, a deteriorating jeep fleet in Sierra Leone led to the abandonment of jeeps, at least according to this article. In another example, according to Ron Horton, who wrote a somewhat risqué look at his time in the Peace Corps, jeeps were quickly phased out in favor of bicycles, because the bikes were considered more friendly by the person who oversaw the Brazilian Peace Corps units.

Here are a few photos related to the Peace Corps and Jeeps:

PEACE CORPS TRAINING:

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1964, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, CAPTION: Peace Corps trainees on the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Three men in jeep on sandy hill, sand flying through air.

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1964, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, CAPTION: Peace Corps trainees on the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Six women driving in snow-covered dirt road, juniper bushes in background.

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1964, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, CAPTION: Peace Corps trainees on the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Jeep ascending steep dirt hill. [THIS MIGHT BE A CJ-3A GIVEN THE SIDE MOUNTED TIRE]

JEEPS IN THE PEACE CORPS:

Here’s a wonderful photo of Perdita Huston, former Peace Corp Director of Mail and Bulgaria, in a WWII jeep:

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Peace Corps, late 1990s, Perdita Huston

This photo of a CJ-3B with a Koenig hardtop in Chile was taken around 1965:

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CAPTION: Peace Corps volunteer Emory Tomor waiting for a farmer and his oxen to pull his Jeep out of the mud. Photograph, c1965. View the photo at fireartamerica.com.

Finally, there’s no caption with this image of the back of a jeep, possibly a 1948 CJ-2A given the spare tire location:

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Sears Selectro 19 Spline Hubs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

These appear in good shape. You can learn more about the Selectro history here.

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“I don’t know if Selectro made these for Sears? But the Selectro ones look like these. You don’t see many with the Sears name, I believe they are 19 spline. 3″ across bottom gear. Need cleaned up and greased.”

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1948 Jeepster Anaheim, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/atwood-willys-jeepster-low-price-set/7000350194.html

“WILLYS JEEPSTER!! GOING TO SELL FAST.”

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1953 M-38A1 USMC? Nantucket Island, MA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

The eBay buy-it-now price of $6500 looks like a good price. Could be a USMC jeep.

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“This 1953 M38A1 is in good condition considering its age, starts easily, and the engine runs well. If you are a collector, restorer, or just someone who loves fun vehicles, this is a rare gem and a great island toy and should not be missed!

This vehicle was purchased in 2005 fully restored. It includes all of the cool features of the M38A1 such as the 24 volt electrical system, the blackout lights, foot starter switch, 3 speed transmission with low/high transfer, rear mounted gas can, and more.

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1963 M-170 Phoenicia, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

This is the radio version of the M-170. The high bid is $1500 as of Thursday morning.

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“For your consideration a nice condition and very rare Willys m170 USMC radio truck.
This is very similar to the more common M170 ambulance but instead of outfitted with stretchers, Was used to carry radio gear. This is a particularly rare bird because it is a later production model from 1963 ….basically almost 6 years later than standard production of the m170 was stopped

I don’t know much about the history of this vehicle in the service but there are a few sources online where one could study about them and the rarity of it.

This particular unit is in nice shape and has been mildly restored from an original unrusted example.
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