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Fergus Falls, MN, to Minot, ND

• CATEGORIES: Features

Not much to report from Wednesday’s drive.

Yesterday we drove from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to Minot, North Dakota. We started the drive by briefly meeting with Minnesota Chris so we could see his unrestored 1959 CJ-3B in person. His floors are in amazing shape.
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From there, we drove to Morehead, Minnesota, which is right on the border and across the Red River from Fargo, North Dakota. The Dairy Queen in Morehead invented the Dilly Bar (which I’d never had … I can now cross that off my list) and also has the world’s largest Dilly Bar, proudly displayed outside DQ.

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World’s largest dilly bar is over my shoulder. I’m enjoying my first-ever Dilly bar.

After a little ice cream, we went to go see a 76-foot Viking dragon ship, which is housed in the Hjemkomst Interpretive Center in Moorhead. When we arrived at the Center, we learned it would cots $10/each to see the ship (and the museum, but we had no time for the museum). While we debated whether to see the ship, we went into the gift shop and quickly found a couple items to purchase.

As we were checking out (and still deciding about whether to enter the Center), a Center worker (a woman probably in her 60s) announced to a Center manager (a woman in her late 40s?) that she was quitting that day with no notice. Instead of the manager taking the employee aside, the manager began chewing out the now-former employee right there (I can see why the woman might have wanted to quit).

As you can imagine, things got a little awkward, so we high-tailed it out of there. Here’s a pic from the web of the boat we didn’t get a chance to see.

We left Morehead, crossed over the Red River, and drove to Fargo’s visitor center, where we donned some hats and re-enacted a scene from the movie Fargo.

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To get you photo taken by the Visitor Center staff, just ask them. They’ll had you the hats and take the photo.

After Fargo, we drove north to Grand Forks, then headed west to Minot (pronounced ‘My Not’ … thanks Chris!). The drive was long and quite flat to Minot, but the road (highway 2) was in great shape. It was also a pretty drive, with plenty of small ponds and lakes along the way. There was also almost no traffic; that was great!

The biggest surprise of the day happened in Minot. There, I discovered that Minot’s Marketplace grocery store has the largest gluten-free section, by far, I’ve ever seen; how is this in Minot … it’s crazy! That’s a pretty big deal to me, as feeding Ann can be a challenge on the road.

 
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Photo of Willys Quad in Dekalb

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Mario Maipid shared this great photo taken on the steps of the DeKalb Post Office. According to him the sign reads,

THE WILLYS OVERLAND
GO-DEVIL QUAD;
U. S. Army Mobile Machine Gun West;
Same Motor as WILLYS Americar

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Photo of Pat Etherton Driving a CJ-2A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Clewiston is in Clewiston, Florida. I could not figure out who Pat Etherton is.

View all the information on eBay

“1952 Press Photo Pat Etherton drives a jeep in a Clewiston field. This is an original press photo. Hand Winch on front of jeep is a handy gadget for the driver who overestimates the capabilities of his “mount.” The cable is hooked around a nearby tree (if there is one) and elbow grease does the test. That’s Pat Etherton of Clewiston at the wheel. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 01-27-1952.”

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WANTED: Dodge Slat 6 to a Long T-90 Transmission Adapter

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Marty Tilford (Vancouver WA area) is looking for an adapter to go from a Dodge Slant 6 to a long t-90 transmission. Anyone have one of these? Email him at moparman63@yahoo.com if you do.

 

 
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1946 & 1948 CJ-2As Cypress, TX $5000 (for both)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller will sell individually, also.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/cypress-jeep-willys-for-sale/6935477858.html

“I have 2 Jeeps Willys CJ2 for sale, Maroon is a 1946 all original, needs restoration very little rust, $3500
Green is a 1948 and also needs restoration, $ 3000 I have all the components and also I have a flat 4 extra engine.
I will sell both of them for $5000”

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1948 CJ-2A Northland, MO $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: price dropped to $12,500.

(03/11/2019) Wood’s been added to the rear bed.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/kansas-city-willys-cj2a/6933458142.html

“Older frame off restoration, 6 volt, 300 miles on rebuilt engine, steel cab, electronic ignition, non directional tires, wood bed inserts, interior upholstery, turn signals, electric wiper, new radiator, new gas tank, radiator screen, headlight screens.”

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1955 M-170 Damon, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

This has a Washington State title.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/damon-1955-m170-jeep/6933212511.html

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“1955 M170 Front Line Field Ambulance – extended version of the M38A1, very rare and hard to find military vehicle (approximately 4200 ever produced). Manufacture date: 3/55, Serial Number: 11747 (data plate appears original), titled in Washington State.

Engine: 24 volt (uncertain if the block has original serial number), engine needs work, it runs but does smoke and leaks some oil (will run up to 45mph).

Reproduction top, sides, back and doors. Repainted about 8 years ago, always garage kept approximately the last 10 years.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Winneconne, WI $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Probably has some bondo on the body (drain holes are filled).

https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/oshkosh-1950-willys-jeep-cj3a/6928708172.html

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“Runs and drive smoothly. Shifts and stops as it should.
No major oil leaks. Clean body with no rust. Converted to 12v.
Jeep will be taken to the Iola, WI car show this coming week.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Houston, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a vacuum-powered brake assist.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1948-jeep-willys/6934784569.html

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“Mechanically sound 1948 Jeep Willy’s.
I’ve done quit a bit of work on this Jeep. It does smoke and will need an engine rebuild. I changed the head gasket a while back and it was .030 over. It does have another rebuild in it. I did add an independent brake boost so this Jeep actually stops.

This Jeep has a title and has good tags thru 2020. This is rare. Liability insurance is $13 a month. Very cheap to own and work on.

Serious inquires only. If you don’t know how to work on vehicles this is not for you. This is a fun second vehicle to run around the neighborhood in. This is a standard and top speed is around 50mph. Not a freeway vehicle.”

 
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1951 M-38 Garner, IA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Interesting steering wheel.

https://masoncity.craigslist.org/pts/d/garner-cj3/6930643218.html

“1951 Willys jeep. Good condition.”

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1949 Wagon Spring Woodlands, TX $22,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Looks fun.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/conroe-1949-willys-panel-van-resto-mod/6934380948.html

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“This rare rare delivery van is begging for a company name on the side, could be plumbing co. , car repair, restoration, resort/ranch, truck jeep shop, etc etc.
True 1949 willys delivery van all original body in perfect shape!! Fresh paint with NO RUST anywhere! This is a frame off top quality build, mustang 2 front end using Heidts suspension. Complete mustang driveline, upgraded 289 engine with fresh new transmission. Power disc brakes, rack & pinion steering. New wheels and tires, ice cold AC, vintage air, all new tinted glass, power frt windows. New blue tooth stereo mounted under seat. Runs and drives perfect and absolute fun to drive around! Drive anywhere, I’ve taken it on many 200-300 mile trips!”

 

 
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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1962 Wagon East Rochester, OH $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1127614894113433/
  2. 1962 Wagon Eden Prairie, MN $3000: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/d/eden-prairie-62-willys-wagon-4×4/6928699180.html
  3. 1951 Wagon Walsenburg, CO $6500: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/walsenburg-1951-willys-station-wagon/6928416275.html
  4. 1952 Wagon Lompoc, CA $5600: https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/lompoc-1952-willys-wagon/6930424248.html
  5. 1956 Wagon San Diego, CA $6500: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/descanso-1956-willys-wagon-real-barn/6927813019.html
  6. 1950 Wagon Oxnard, CA $8200: https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/oxnard-1950-willys-wagon/6934140752.html
  7. 1949 Wagon Canon City, CO $3500: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/canon-city-1949-willys-wagon/6934765133.html
  8. 1955 Wagon Florence, CO $1300: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/florence-1955-willys-wagon/6920491543.html
  9. 1960 Wagon Albuquerque, NM $5000: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/truth-or-consequences-willys-1960-wagn/6931910869.html

TRUCKS:

  1. 1962 Truck Hackensack, NJ $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/344620573135868/ This has some great early signage on the doors.
  2. 1955 Truck Essex, VT $9500: https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/essex-junction-jeep-willys-pick-up-truck/6932606313.html
  3. 1956 Truck Reno, NV $14,000: https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/yerington-1956-willys/6932951954.html
  4. 1955 Truck Bozeman, MT $8500: https://bozeman.craigslist.org/cto/d/bozeman-1955-willys-pickup/6933770730.html
  5. 1952 Truck Isanti, MN $1500: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/pts/d/isanti-1952-willys-truck-parts/6919255912.html
  6. 1948 Truck Vermont $7995: https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-arlington-1948-willys-4×4-jeep/6929364767.html
  7. 1962 Truck Bremen, OH $5000: https://columbus.craigslist.org/ctd/d/bremen-1962-jeep-willys-4×4-pickup/6930897279.html
  8. 1949 Truck Spokane, WA $1200: https://spokane.craigslist.org/for/d/spokane-1949-willys-truck/6932843663.html
  9. 1956 Truck Richland, WA $5000: https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/richland-1956-jeep-willys-pickup/6932827757.html
  10. 1950 Truck Kingston, PA $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/622743971562293/
 
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1951 M-38 Houston, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

One pic shows this M-38 apart. The rest show it together and running. I’m not sure what the current state of the jeep is.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/houston-willys1951-m38-jeep-4-cyl/6935702416.html

“willys. 1951 M38 jeep . 4 Cyl flathead original motor 4×4 have a a title”

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1945 MB Wichita, KS $3500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Seller needs this gone soon. It’s a mash of parts.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/wichita-willys-1945-wwii-mb-jeep-3500/6930327788.html

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“1945 WWII acm type II tub with a 1946/7 CJ motor and T-90 transmission, original MB tag still present on frame. Machine gun pedestal mount present, definitely a WWII frame/tub.

Original data plates are missing. Previous owner added a tailgate, roll bar and a CJ-5 hard top. Used a winch in the front to haul deer through the back without busting a sweat.

Tool boxes flat and nice, not rusted out. Original floors present but have a sheet nicely laid over. It was done so well you can’t tell.

Original air cleaner, I believe carburetor and other parts.

If you’re looking for a gauranteed runner for a start to a project or a reenactor grade Jeep this won’t take much. Has Bondo on left side, some on hood and also on the back. For most it’s clean metal underneath. Tool channel patched with riveted stainless steel, that and tailgate are the worst spots.

Runs and drives great! Starts with the turn of a key. Open to offers. I can also deliver to surrounding states or cities within Kansas at cost.

Has missouri title but does not match, sold on Kansas bill of sale, will include title.

Will upload video to YouTube of it running and a walk around soon. Also available on ebay, need it gone soon.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A? Delano, MN $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/cto/d/delano-1946-willy-jeep/6936333179.html

“Runs great! Fun to ride in, room for 4.”

 
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Husky Overdrive Olympia, WA $450

• CATEGORIES: OD Saturn/Warn

This may need a rebuild. Herm Tilford should be able to rebuild it.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-husky-overdrive/6934127580.html

“Husky overdrive for Dana 18 transfer case. Will fit Willys jeeps, cj5, and even the international scout.”

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1946 CJ-2A & Trailer Flint, TX $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller will also sell the jeep without the trailer for $2000.

https://easttexas.craigslist.org/for/d/flint-1946-willys-jeep/6923824875.html

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“Have this 1946 Willys Jeep for sale. I have all the parts & pieces. Started to rebuild it but I have to many projects going on.
Jeep & Trailer combo $2,800
Jeep Only $2,000”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Holliday, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Seller notes this is all original, but that’s not the case.

https://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/atq/d/wichita-falls-1949-cj-3a-willys-jeep/6936433160.html

“1949 CJ 3A Willys Jeep. Completely rebuilt engine with a modern wiring harness. Needs brakes. All original.”

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1949 Jeepster Blair, NE $6500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Still needs some work. Last driven in 2004.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/ctd/d/blair-1949-willys-jeepster/6932694913.html

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“Year: 1949.
Make: Willys.
Model: Jeepster.
Exterior: Red.
Title Status:Clear.
Restoration History: Partially Restored.
Exterior Condition: Good.
Seat Material: Vinyl.
Power Steering: Yes.
Drive Train: Rear-wheel drive.

It is a 4cylinder with over drive. Last time it was driven was in 2004. All new wheel cylinders and master cylinder. Extra hood and front bumper.”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Appleton, WI $4995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

https://appleton.craigslist.org/for/d/appleton-1953-willys-jeep/6931192689.html

(01/30/2019) “1953 Willy’s CJ3B 4 Cyl L Head 3 spd 4 WD 62,000 miles. Brakes and tires ok. I have been plowing with it this winter. Frame is good. Steel top and doors are solid. $4995 Clean title.”

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Year? M-38 Sikeston, MO $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Needs an engine.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/sikeston-willys-m38-military-jeep/6934314453.html

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“This m38 contains about everything but the engine, radiator and wiring. this is a good restoration project. It comes with solid frame, springs, axles, drive shafts, m38 wheels, steering sector, transmission, transfer case, good tub, tail gate,windshield with glass, hood, fenders, grill, all three seat frames, spare tire carrier, jerry can holder, pintle hitch,front bumper. bumperettes, and much more. The cowl battery box is missing. This jeep is very solid with minimal rust. NO title. Will consider reasonable offers. If the ad is up it is still available.”

 
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Tractors & Spam

• CATEGORIES: Features

2019-07-16-austinToday we drove from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Along the way, there were several cool stopping places, so we took advantage of them.

The first, the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, was in Waterloo, Iowa, (and yes, ABBA’s Waterloo song hits me every time I read a Waterloo sign). We arrived just after the museum opened, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The museum is free and is full of restored tractors, interactive displays, history, and nicely arranged exhibits. It’s worth a stop if you are in the area.

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John Deere also offers free tours of the nearby Engine Works and Drive Train Operations (see the bottom of this page for more info). Unfortunately, we didn’t have time for that.

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Two Jeep Toys from Frank

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Frank shared these pics of toys his neighbor gave him. Anyone familiar with either?

The first toy is an odd one. The rabbit in the bubble spins as the jeep moves.

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The second toy is a puzzle, as it’s in a CJ-2A box, so he’s not sure if this toy had it’s own box and the neighbor got confused or if it came in the 2A box. With all the nice details, one would expect the base would be correct, too.

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Photo of Marine Sgt. Dinnigan in Korea

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marine Sgt. Dinnigan was photographed by Life Photographer David Douglas Duncan in this photo of the Sgt sitting on an MB. The image was shared by his son; what an amazing photograph of his father.

 
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Soap Box Derby Jeep Freeport, NY $250

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I’m not sure if this is really a soap box jeep, but still a neat vintage piece.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1675391245929395/

“Willys Jeep vintage wod soap box derby car! homemade very cool! Measures 52″ long. This is a great vintage piece that was made with pride, just imaging the father son team that raced this with pride for the US Army. Please take a look at the pictures, jeep has some missing layers of plywood, a broken bumper and one rail is missing on the back.”

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