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Golden Spike Jeep Rallys in Utah

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

In 1969, a local group in northern Utah launched the Golden Spike Jeep Rally, an event that occurred in conjunction with the Ogden Pioneer Days in Late July. I know for sure the event took place in 1969 and 1970, but don’t know how long it lasted.

Events included hill climbs at Rainbow Gardens and an Obstacle Race at Mount Ogden Park, both Saturday and Sunday.

This photo and caption were printed in the June 27, 1969, Hill Top Times (Hill Airforce Base):

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This article and photo was printed in the Ogden Standard-Examiner on July 23, 1970.

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VIDEO: Engine Rebuilds…Screen Junk….Valve Problems

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this video of Mr. Metalshaper showing some issues he encounters while rebuilding some L-heads. Check it out on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9hRYtIv0Tk

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Fuel Pump Fun

• CATEGORIES: News

My new fuel pump arrived for Patterson, so I tossed the old one (which was a glass bowled hand-me-down from Chris McKay back in 2017) and installed the new one. Of course, the new one didn’t work. So, I did the usual over a period of a few days:

I checked the lines, I recheck the lines. I rechecked the rechecked lines.
I checked the clamps on the line. I installed different clamps.
I checked the cam for a groove or signs of it being worn (none that I could feel),
I reinstalled the electric pump to double check the lines and to check there was enough gas (there was and it worked).
I pulled the new pump and hand pumped it with some gas in a container (to prime it). It pumped by hand fine. I reinstalled the new pump, but no luck.

So, I pulled the old pump out of the trash (which had worked fine until late last year), reattached the fittings, and hand pumped some gas out of a small container (that worked).

With the old pump primed, I reattached it. The pump is now working.

That was a lot of work for little progress!!

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Spokane, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

You don’t often see the top bows in the bow holders on a militarized 2A. Note this has full floating hubs.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1946-willy-cj2-sport-utility/7500723055.html

“Brand new engine built low mileage”

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1948 Jeepster Dunkirk, NY $14,250

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/822733342226075/

“1948 Willy’s jeepster Has a 1985 Buick odd fire v6. Gets 20mpg. Has cruise control. Brand new Coker white wall tires. Runs great!”

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1949 CJ-2A? Anderson, CA $17,999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

Some interesting mods on this custom build.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/anderson-willys-jeep/7500926755.html

“49 willys cj2a
Chevy v8 327
auto trans runs and drive great
super clean jeep.
ready to drive right now.”

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1979 Mitsubishi J-24H Bradenton, FL eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this hardtop-ed Mitsubishi jeep for auction on eBay (currently $1525).

View all the information on eBay

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“This 1979 Mitsubishi  J24H Jeep is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle is drivable.
2.7L 4DR5 Diesel 4 cylinder, 30 MPG
Ultra Tough 24V System
4WD equipped
Right Hand Drive from Japan
Runs and drives good, turn key starts up every time. Off road ready Willys style JEEP!
Front floor pans will need to be replaced, I found replacement floors for about $60 total for the metal
Everything else is solid, a few imperfections, dents as seen on pictures
Very cool unit that you could get into for cheap and restore to your desired taste.
Please message me with your email if you would like a short walk around video of it running”

 
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1963 CJ-5 Smithfield, ME $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Glenn’s helping sell this CJ-5 with a Koenig PTO winch.

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/smithfield-1963-willys-cj5-pto-winch/7498800966.html

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“Grampa’s JEEP just out of storage. It’s a CJ5 put together many years ago from several donors. All stock, no rust, nice full cab, free running hubs, recent paint, looks great but not show quality. Body has been weld repaired, excellent frame, brakes working well, all gears quiet, engine runs but has an ocassional skip. Nice Koenig PTO Winch as per factory specs. I just drove it around and it goes and sounds like an old Jeep should, like an old school build from the 70’s. Maybe fresh gas or some tune up will help, but you can go JEEPIN’ today. Selling for a friend, Grampa’s Grandson. Grampa lived to 100 and was a fanatic about details. Bill of Sale only. If you need title, it’s at your expense as Maine is no title needed for this vehicle. Contact me thru C.L. for phone, more pix, or discussion.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Archibald, PA $9250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This apparently has a rear facing PTO, but there’s no hole in the bumper for the shaft to connect to a rear gearbox (or am I missing something).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1076917716502717/

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“1947 CJ2A Willys Jeep Very original condition except for paint and seats Starts, runs, drives, and stops great Still 6 volt system Has rear PTO setup Comes with many extra parts including plow w/pump and controls, extra set of 4 original painted wheels with tires, transmission, new hood in box, lockout hubs, tow bar, and more! Recent work includes: complete new exhaust, new master cylinder, new battery and voltage regulator, seat belts, new ignition and light switches, transfer case output shaft seal, windshield wiper assembly. I will consider interesting trades Located in northeastern Pennsylvania”

 
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Ex-Racer Brightwood, OR $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

This looks to be an ex-racing jeep. That pinto engine might have some other HP updates besides the  offy intake manifold. Note those “heart” rims; I’ve never seen them before (see last pic).

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/brightwood-40s-willys-jeep/7499992613.html

“Old Willys jeep project. Pinto motor with offenhouser intake and custom header- doesn’t run appears to have factory transmission/ transfer case but I’m not an expert on that. 4×4 with power steering custom wheels and tires. Full set of the wide wheels with turf tires that are old plus tractor tires that appear to be in very nice shape. Custom roll cage – aftermarket gauges . No title not street legal price is Firm clearing up the yard of projects so no trades- lots of potential- thanks”

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Year? CJ-2A Joelton, TN $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a rear PTO with gear box.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/574163684120206

“Runs, drives, but does not stop. Need tub for restoration or would work well on a farm. 4wd works and so does the PTO. It is not the correct engine for this year model. Sold with bill of sale but bonded titles arr easy to get”

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1974 CJ-6 Ware, MA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

The body looks in great shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1302157690193757

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“I have a very nice 1974 CJ-6 for sale with a great running 4.2 (258) straight six cylinder. Motor runs perfect and is strong. PO siad it had a rebuild about 4K ago. I believe it. Jeep came out of Colorado and is pretty much rust free and very solid, including hats channels, floors and tool box floor. Very hard to find these in New England or anywhere else for that matter. Original T14, Dana 20, flanged 44 rear and Dana 30 up front with drums on all four corners. Brakes were done by PO and have all new parts, but need to be blead better.

What I have time to do and new parts include new Bestop just installed last year new. 5 ew BFG Mud Terrains 31/1050-15 on Renegade alloy rims. Rims are good from 10 foot away, but could use a good cleaning. Also added last year was a very nice and straight swing tire carrier close to correct era. Jeep was originally cooper metalic, not orange. Full roll bar, nicely done. New full tank. Power steering, but manual brakes. Very comfy seats even for bigger people. Installed new rear emergency brake cables. Awesome running 74 intermediate CJ6.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Creswell, OR $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Seems worth a look.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/creswell-1951-willys-jeep-cj3a-flat/7499936899.html

“Pretty Fair 51 Flat Fender, Flat Head 4cyl and original running gear. I installed 2 1/2 Rancho Springs and a SNAP High Torque Starter with Starter Button. I still have the original Foot Starter. Minor rust , floors have been replaced. Have extra Trany and drive lines as well. Runs great and driveable Needs minor work to be roadworthy. Breaks and wheels cylinders replaced about 10 years ago, New Fuel tank and fuel pump. Seats Recovered.”

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1952 M-38 Boring, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This has a variety of updates.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/boring-1952-willys-jeep-cj/7502911989.html

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“Super clean Jeep here! Nice leather seats, roll bar, soft top with doors and zip outs. It was upgraded to a 12 volt system with an alternator. Has power steering, heater, and nice sounding exhaust. No rust in the body. Comes with 5 brand new Yokohama MT’s and Aluminum Wheels. Has spare mounted on a receiver for back or front bumper. Has additional rear fuel tank. Has warn overdrive, and manual locking hubs, good brakes, and new windshield. Starts right up, the Buick V-6 runs great, plenty of power. It is a 3-speed manual and the clutch is in good shape, very positive and no slip. Comes with tow bar as well. Less than 60,000 miles. All the lights work, and it has a clean title. Price is OBO, so feel free to make a fair offer, but please consider how rare these are and especially in this condition.”

 
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1950 M-38 Kingfield, ME $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This was up for sale back in 2012. Now, it’s being relisted. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/502941074958210/

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1948 Jeepster Swanton, VT $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Given the colors, this is likely a former Shriner Jeepster.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2247946072019868

“1948 Willy’s jeepster. 305 ci edelbrock intake and Holley Carb, headers. Heads redone last year. Needs 2 side vent windows and a new top. Frame is there but needs fabric. Inspected, runs and drives”

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1958 FC-170 Port Ewen, NY $29,500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Still Available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/888770578459151

“Pete Ulbrichts 1958 FC/170 Jeep. Featured in several Magazines Search the Internet and u can find pics of the original build. It is a 1958 Jeep on a 1989 Chevy 3/4 ton Chassis with a 350 Chevy Motor. Auto tranny heat and A/C. Licensed in NY State with transferable registration.”

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UPDATE (05/25/2021) : This was sold in New Mexico, made its way to New Jersey, and is now being sold out of Texas. Was priced at $25,000.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448606273128179

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“Custom 1958 Willys Jeep FC-170. Not a Comanche but did not offer FC so had to use this option. Built on a 1989 Shortened Chevrolet chassis. 350 Chevy small block with 700R4 transmission. Has AC. Not many of these old Jeeps left. Older custom truck so not perfect. Overall in good running condition just needs freshening up. Turns heads everywhere it goes. Only in person offers considered. Listing at 25k or first reasonable offer. Clear Texas title. Located in Elderville.”

INFORMATION FROM AN EARLIER AD:
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1953 M-38 Edmonds, WA $9999

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available..

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/edmonds-1952-cj-willys-jeep/7498609184.html

“Antique former WWII US army truck that I inherited and only used minimally. The previous owner restores some parts and kept in good condition indoors. Currently being stored in a tent. A collector’s item. 4 wheel drive, 3 speed manual transmission. It has a 1980s Buick V6 engine.
Serious inquiries only please..”

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1943 GPW Olympia, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still available.

(03/30/2022) A GPW project and parts.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-1942-ford-gpw-willys-jeep-parts/7491206741.html

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“1942 GPW , parts Ford restoration, 1942 Tubb, GPW T84 and transfer box, marked A27451, so that’s January 27 1945.Three Ford frames. Lots of parts. No engine, rear end is a CJ2, front is a GPW with CJ2 gears. The last picture with the soft top it had a cj2 body on it , I pulled the body off. Frame numbers, 1942 GPW 79xx, 1942 GPW 781xx *the last one is a 1943 GPW 1109xx.
To many Jeep projects.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A East Hampton, CT $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/21/2022) This includes a rear PTO setup. It doesn’t run and the front frame rails have been patched. the body floors are rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/737829587573753

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“Project CJ2A. Pretty complete Jeep including a full PTO system. Body is rough but salvageable and frame is in decent shape with the exception of the front frame horns and one spot by the master cylinder. Was told that it ran five years ago but has been sitting since then. Does not currently run. Will probably need to be gone through regardless. Asking $3,800. Bill of sale only NO TITLE”

 
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Howard & Ora Boyd’s Jeep Trip to South America

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .
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A photo from the May 30, 1959, issue of the Eugene Guard showing the FC-170 “EL Borrego” with the Boyds.

UPDATE: This series of articles was first published in 2015. I’ve updated with several additional articles and photos.

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(First published February 15, 2015) This interesting collection of news articles captures Howard & Ora Boyd’s 1958 trip in an FC to South America. The first article was published prior to the trip. The second was published during the trip. The third was published following the trip. I was only able to find one photo and it was poor at best. It may have been that the Boyd’s got the idea from the Schreiders, who did nearly the same route three years before them.

Howard Boyd died in 1993, but Ora Boyd lived until 2009, dying at the age of 106, meaning she was born around 1903. Living much of their lives near Eugene, Oregon, according to her obituary their year-long jeep trip was one of her all-time favorite memories. The obituary was published in the Talent, Oregon, Historical Society newsletter, so I’ve written them to see if we can learn more.

1. This October 31, 1958, EugeneRegister-Guard article discusses trip preparations. The Boyds had a custom camper built for their FC (though no articles mention the model of the vehicle — it looks to me like an FC based on the pic below). They named their jeep “El Borrego”.
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2. November 09, 1958 Eugene Guard .. brief article:

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3. December 14, 1958, from the Eugene Guard:

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1961 CJ-5 St. Maries, MO $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Tom spotted this early CJ-5. It may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1223717441804633

“Willy’s Jeep running driving.. Army tires and wheels..”

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1962 DJ-3A Douglasville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

David shared this ad with me. The jeep has an Allison three-speed automatic transmission (it was a 2-speed BW auto trans that was installed in some 1964 DJ-3As). It’s unclear to me if this was some kind of special order or if it was customized. The radiator has been swapped out with an older radiator, so this has seen some modification.

“4 cylinder flathead, Allison 3 speed automatic. 2 wheel drive. Rough. Been sitting a long time. Did run and drive, when parked. But I have no idea condition of engine now.”

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1977 CJ-5 Norton, VA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This looks like a good price. It may have some vintage Runck bumpers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/429003535778954

“304 three speed rebuilt every thing works well half top ,and full top. has toe bar, new seats,Great tires, new shokes. New windsheild and frame”

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1954 CJ-3B Herrin, IL $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/399755375509787

“Runs drives good”

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