To Top

Draining Away the Water

• CATEGORIES: Features

A couple months ago Chuck asked a question about drain holes, so I collected the information below. It’s hardly exhaustive, so if I’ve missed something, please comment. Also, I did not find any drain strategies for Wagons, Trucks or Jeepsters; did they have any interior drains? I’m also unsure if the prototype jeeps had drain strategies.

MBs & GPWs:

MBs and GPWs did have drain holes in the far left of the driver side and far right of the passenger side corners, stopped with brass plugs. There seems to be some debate about whether the plugs should have square tops or slotted tops. You can imagine it might not be easy to locate and remove a brass plug once the floor of an MB was full of dirt/mud/water. Here’s a photo of a square plug from G503 in the left corner of the floor:

mb-floor-drain-square-plug

Arrow points to the drain plug on the driver’s side of this MB.

Fun fact, the drain plug for the floor is reportedly the same size as the drain plug for the MB and GPW gas tank.

gas-tank-drain-square-plug

Here’s an example of the square plug alternative, a slotted plug. I would think this could be especially difficult to locate when filled with water/mud:

drain-hole-plug-slotted

CJ-2As/CJ-3As/CJ-3Bs/DJ-3As:

These jeeps had drain holes on the sides near the outside step on either side of the body. When purchasing a jeep, If the body is missing the drain hole, then it’s worth examining the body to see if it has been altered in some fashion. Sometimes the lack of drain hole is also a sign that the body is an M-38 or that the body is fiberglass.

cj2a-cj3a-cj3b-dj3a-drain-hole

Drain hole for CJ-2As, CJ-3As, CJ-3Bs, and DJ-3As.

Continue reading

 
To Top

Auburn Jeep-A-Trench & CJ-2A Slide on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That might be a 1947 Luzon Red CJ-2A. An early Auburn Jeep-A-Trench is mounted on the back. One of the fellows is wearing overalls with “Lincoln City Line, Inc.” (Bus/Transit Company) on the back, a company that was based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meanwhile, Auburn Machine Works was based out of Auburn, Nebraska. So, I’d wager that this photo was taken somewhere in Eastern Nebraska, probably in 1947 or 1948.

The Burke-Schneider Motor Company out of Lincoln, Nebraska, was also involved in this event. The company had a Willys dealership, which explains the fellow in the center with his white overalls. As early as December of 1946 Burke-Schneider was advertising the new CJ-2A (perhaps earlier, but I have no evidence).

1946-12-02-lincoln-journal-star-burke-schneider-ad

View all the information on eBay

slide-cj2a-trencher

 
To Top

CJ-2A ‘Jeep’ Fire Truck Brochure on eBay

This is one I’ve bid on a few times, but never seem to get. At some point I will.

View all the information on eBay

“Vintage Willys Jeep Firetruck Brochure CJ2 CJ3 as pictured. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. Thanks for looking. Let us know if you have any questions”

cj2a-firetruck-brochure40 cj2a-firetruck-brochure41 cj2a-firetruck-brochure42

Continue reading

 
To Top

Ford GPA PTO on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Jordan shared this Ford GPA PTO. These were also used on the Model 88 Empire Tractors.

View all the information on ebay

“Willys Ford GPA Amphibious Jeep PTO Power Take Off”

ford-gpa-pto

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Indian Spring, MD $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Looks solid.

https://westmd.craigslist.org/cto/d/big-pool-1946-jeep-willys-cj2a/7021104278.html

1946-cj2a-indianspring-md1 1946-cj2a-indianspring-md2 1946-cj2a-indianspring-md3 1946-cj2a-indianspring-md4

“1946 Jeep Willys cj2a with rare aluminum hard top!
4 cylinder “Go Devil” L-head engine. Jeep starts and runs strong. Brakes, steers and shifts through all gears with no problem – road worthy. 4 wheel hi/low works. Engine was removed and re-built in 2008 (have receipts) with a new clutch, pressure plate & throw out bearing. Radiator replaced and new tires. New spark plugs in 2016. Temp, amp & oil pressure gauges all work. Have owner’s manual and mechanics manual. New original style spare tire carrier/mount from Walcks (not generic aftermarket carrier). Has new front turn signals as well as correct tail lights. Headlights work, also has a cabin heater (under driver dash).

All footman loops are present. Original body, not perfect but pretty close and amazing for 70+ years old. Paint is old flat finish, hard to get patina in a paint can. Windows slide open and shut. Seats are good – no tears. Bolt on roll cage for safety along with harness seat belts-can be removed.

One crack in windshield and one crack in side rear aluminum top window. Neither bothered me, but could be replaced cheap! Minor oil leak but for the age, what can you expect (most likely around a seal). I bought another Jeep a few years newer with a snow plow and so wife says one has to go so she can get her vehicle back in the garage! Hoping to find this CJ a good home at $6,500. Also have 5 original (not aftermarket) 16″x 4.5″ wheels in fantastic condition for $400.”

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Chicopee, MA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This has some unusual mods. The body is fiberglass.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/d/chicopee-1946-jeep-cj2a-custom/7022356543.html

“Modified 1946 Jeep CJ2A, Chevy 350 4 bolt mains with forged crank. 11.5:1 forged pistons with cast iron performance heads. Turbo 350 automatic mated to jeep transfer case with Advance Adapter. Dana 44 axles front and rear with 5.38 ratio and Detroit locker in rear. Disc brakes front and drum rear. One piece fiberglass body hinged at rear like a funny car, with an aluminum tub on a modified CJ7 frame. 35X12.50 15 tires. I have owned this Jeep since 1979 and it has been in storage since 2010. It was never raced, is clean and rust free, and it runs and drives. This Jeep has a VIN and I have the title.”

1946-cj2a-chicopee0 1946-cj2a-chicopee1 1946-cj2a-chicopee2 1946-cj2a-chicopee3 1946-cj2a-chicopee4

 
To Top

1952 CJ-3A w/ Trencher Canton, OH $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000

(06/02/2019) Ray’s selling his CJ-2A with a Jeep-a-Trench.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/canton-1952-willys-cj3a-auburn-jeep/7020942944.html

1952-cj3a-jeep-a-trench-canton-oh0 1952-cj3a-jeep-a-trench-canton-oh1 1952-cj3a-jeep-a-trench-canton-oh2 1952-cj3a-jeep-a-trench-canton-oh3 1952-cj3a-jeep-a-trench-canton-oh4

“1952 Willys CJ3A Auburn Jeep-a-Trench Trencher Jeep.
Project – must sell to save this iron. I will consider fair offers. Early Auburn Trencher wheel drive, on a 1952 Willys CJ3A.
No Title. Low miles. NE Ohio. Akron / Canton Area. This Trencher was used to dig irrigation ditches on a golf course in Northern Ohio. It was sitting outdoors when I saved it.
Frame is in great shape. Leaf springs are ok. Body is pretty good (my opinion), No filler. Could use new front floor of course. Half cab top bows – no canvas, no door frames, Monarch Governor with handle and cable. Motor and Transmission are locked, I disconnected the drive shaft to roll it. I removed all brake drums also, found one rear hub was cracked so I replaced both rears hubs. Green narrow 16″ jeep wheels go with it, see last picture. May be able to deliver for a fair price, and if not too far. Serious inquiries only please – I have about 60 or so more pictures to share via email. I am asking $2,000 now – OBO would like to move this to a worthy owner.
Feel free to text of call. Leave voice message if I do not answer. Ray.”

 

 
To Top

1947 CJ-2A Warrior, AL $8750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body was rebuilt. The frame is from ’53.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/warrior-1947-willys/7019381868.html

1947-cj2a-warrior-al

“1947 Willys CJ2A restored in 2017. Engine was bored .060, crank .040/.040 harden
valve seats, new pistons new water and fuel pumps, carb rebuilt. Trans has new bearing
and synchronizer. Transfercase all new gears. Axles bearing replaced as needed and
new seals. Brake system all new. Frame is a 1953 good steering new king pin bearing.
Tub (body) front half is a 1947 back half 1946 married together with new floor board
and frame channels. Seats have been recovered. Lights and instruments work all but gas gauge. New tires.
I have driven about 4000 miles go anywhere as long as I don’t have go more than
55 mph. and have had no problems. I built a another jeep a year ago and don’t need
both. Pics show rebuild and testing have most of new parts receipt”

 

 
To Top

Hobart Welder/Generator Roseville, MN $800

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This industrial engine also has the heat shield atop the carb.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/hvo/d/saint-paul-hobart-310-welder-generator/7010936856.html

“For sale is a Hobart G310 welder/generator. This unit has a Willies Jeep motor that could be pulled and used in something else. The welder/generator doesn’t come with leads”

hobart-generator-mn1 hobart-generator-mn2 hobart-generator-mn3 hobart-generator-mn4

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Wildersville, TN $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

To be a true restoration, this jeep will need more than paint to ‘completely’ restore it.

https://jacksontn.craigslist.org/for/d/yuma-1946-willy-jeep/7022531729.html

“1946 willys jeep .excellent shape . Top included. Thousands of dollars of new parts. To be completely restored just need new paint”

1946-cj2a-wildersville-tn1 1946-cj2a-wildersville-tn2 1946-cj2a-wildersville-tn3 1946-cj2a-wildersville-tn4

 
To Top

CJ-3A & CJ-2A FAlksville, AL $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

May be rough.

https://huntsville.craigslist.org/pts/d/falkville-two-willys/7018214475.html

“The black one is a 1949 and is supposed to run it is $2000. The other is a 1947 Willys, no motor $1200. Both need complete restoration.”

cj2a-cj3a-falkville-al1 cj2a-cj3a-falkville-al2

 
To Top

1952 M-38 Carlisle, PA $2300

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2019) Has a rare Beck/ Kelly Half top.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/carlisle-1952-willys-m38-military-jeep/7015922027.html

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep. Runs good, no brakes, body rusted, needs restoration or for parts. Has correct serial plates, paperwork and correct engine. Has a real nice Kelly steel half top that I will sell separate for $500. Has been converted to 12V and used as a plow Jeep for the last 25 years so you get the picture… Worthwhile candidate to restore. $2700 OBO”

1952-m38-carlisle-pa1 1952-m38-carlisle-pa2 1952-m38-carlisle-pa3 1952-m38-carlisle-pa4

 
To Top

1953 CJ-3B Fairmount, GA $6750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6750.

(10/24/2019) I can’t tell how good/bad the rust is on this one.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/pts/d/oakman-1953-jeep-willys-cj3-bmp/7004865862.html

“1953 JEEP WILLYS CJ3 BMP – $7,250.00 OBO
OLDER RESTORATION, APPROX. 5000 MILES ON DRIVETRAIN
RUNS PERFECT”

1953-cj3b-fairmount-ga1 1953-cj3b-fairmount-ga2 1953-cj3b-fairmount-ga3 1953-cj3b-fairmount-ga4

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Portage Lakes, OH $700

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

Has some floor repairs.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/pts/d/akron-willys-tub/7016935662.html

“1946 WILLYS JEEP STEEL TUB. VERY GOOD COND. WERE TOLD IT WILL FIT FROM 45 THRU 60. WITH SOME ADAPTINGM MAYBE.. yOU REALLY SHOULD SEE THIS ONE
IF YOU NEED A GOOD USED TUB”

1946-cj2a-tub-portage

 
To Top

Year? CJ-3A Carlisle, PA $650

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Last Ride

UPDATE Price dropped to $650.

Not much value here.

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/carlisle-willys-jeep-1955/7019185827.html

“Willy’s Jeep 1955 Antique. Great rebuild project, non-running.”

year-cj3a-penn2 year-cj3a-penn1 year-cj3a-penn3 year-cj3a-penn4

 
To Top

1950 CJ-3A Acworth, GA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(10/17/2019) Has a pto winch. Body will need work.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/acworth-jeep-willys-cj3a-with-pto-winch/7009746118.html

“I have a CJ3a That actually runs. The body needs replacing. I put a few brake lines on it and got the brakes working. It has a cheesy electrical fuel pump currently but it will crank up run drive a stop. I haven’t cranked it up since july. The Pto winch has all the parts. This is a good project jeep that needs fully restoring. I do have a clean title.”

1950-cj3a-acworth-ga32 1950-cj3a-acworth-ga3 1950-cj3a-acworth-ga4

 
To Top

Late 1950s Jeep Sign Meriden, CT eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Reproduction sign? With over 1 hour to go the auction is only at $162 (plus $33.80 shipping).

View all the information on eBay

“Used Previously displayed Jeep Willys lighted sign Sign. Silk screen lens with metal ribbed frame. Measures 37x3x10.5 inches. Recently purchased with other Mopar related items. Has wood backing and the light source is a tubular bulb. Tested in working condition. Has newer cord. Ships priority insured ”

jeep-sign-lighted

 
To Top

1957 Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I have three similar brochures from 1957. I’ve dated them 1957 based on the 0-9 King Sealy Speedometer, which was offered through part of 1957 and can be seen inside both the CJ-5 and Truck brochures.

However, there should be at least one additional brochure based on the Form Numbers; I’m missing W-251-6, if it existed. Was there possibly an FC version of this brochure? That was the first year of the FCs.

  1. Form No. W-250-6 (CJ-5/CJ-6/CJ-3B)
    1957-truck-form-W-250
  2. Form No. W-251-6 (?): Anyone have this? 
  3. Form No. W-252-6 (Wagons):
    1957-truck-form-W-253
  4. Form No. W-253-6 (Trucks):
    1957-truck-form-W-252
 
To Top

1944 Photo of MacArthur in Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s another example of MacArthur visiting the troops.

View all the information on eBay

“Press Photo Douglas MacArthur Jeep Shown forward Area troop Lloyd Lehrbas. This is an original press photo. Douglas MacArthur, in his 4 star Jeep Shown During a visit of his troops in a forward Area, Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 02-02-none.”

1943-01-26-macarthur-new-guinea

 

=========================

Originally Published August 27, 2017

“1944- General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific, in his four-star jeep on a visit of his troops in a forward area in New Guinea on his birthday. General Robert Eichelberger is driving the jeep and his acting aide Colonel Lloyd Kehrbas is in back.”

1944-02-17-mcarthur-newguinea1

1944-02-17-mcarthur-newguinea2

 
To Top

1949 CJ-3A Andover, NH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The seller has provided a very complete description. Includes an overdrive.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/andover-1949-willys-jeep-cj-3a/7017423508.html

1949-cj3a-andover-ma1 1949-cj3a-andover-ma2 1949-cj3a-andover-ma3 1949-cj3a-andover-ma4

“I am selling my used driver quality Willys Jeep CJ-3A. This is a great “drive-it-like-it-is” rig. Starts, runs, drives, and stops exactly as it should; even the parking brake works (could use some adjustment though to hold on a hill…). It’s not perfect, won’t win any concours, but a solid driver. Most of the work you usually have to do when you drag home an old jeep has been done. It’s been driven on the road as well having seen off-roading adventures at the NH Trail Ride and Rausch Creek PA. Used but not abused as they say. Tough to find solid non-rotted originals like this in New England. I can be tough to get a hold of on the phone based on my work schedule so texts and emails are preferred.

The Saturn overdrive allows easy cruising speeds of 55 mph (or better?). The original 3A motor was pulled previously and replaced with a fresher MB motor out of a genset. Continue reading

 
To Top

1961? CJ-5 Pueblo, CO No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This may have potential. That appears to be a Kelly Bonanza III hardtop.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/atq/d/pueblo-antiques-that-must-go/7016329423.html

“We also have a 1951 Jeep Willies”

1961-cj5-pueblo-co1 1961-cj5-pueblo-co2

 
To Top

Year? CJ-3B Lake Havasu City, AZ $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

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

https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/lake-havasu-city-jeep-cj-3b/7020282623.html

year-cj3b-lhc-arz2 year-cj3b-lhc-arz3 year-cj3b-lhc-arz4

“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”

 

 
To Top

1951 M-38 Grand Junction, CO $13,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/grand-junction-military-jeep/7020130103.html

“Original Korean War era Willys M38 military jeep. Runs great and ready to go.”

1951-m38-grandjunction-col1 1951-m38-grandjunction-col2

 
To Top

1946? CJ-2A Houston, TX $4900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is listed as a ’46, but the serial number of 90414 would make it a 1947.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1946-jeep-willys/7020996912.html

1947-cj2a-houstin-tex6

1947-cj2a-houstin-tex7

1947-cj2a-houstin-tex9 1947-cj2a-houstin-tex8

“For sale my beloved Jeep Willys. Car runs, looks and drives well as it is completely functional. Original drive train is still pretty strong.
This is a project that I started 10 years ago but I cannot longer keep since I dont have room for it now. It has several new parts such us carburetor, fuel tank, street legal lights, brakes, fuel pump, refurbished radiator, cables with spark plugs and a brand new battery.

The body was painted military green and it still looks good. Floors were replaced as well.

The car is ready to enjoy and take for a run with the family, friends or pets. It will be a great match for someone who wants to keep working on this project. You will get a lot of attention while on the road, people love it.
Car is available for viewing. Have clear title on hand.
Price is fair so I am expecting serious offers.”

 
To Top

2 CJ-2As and 1 CJ-3A Dillsboro, IN $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Only the green CJ-3A has a title.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/dillsboro-willys-jeeps-for-sale/7018082750.html

“GREAT WINTER PROJECT,THREE WILLYS JEEPS.1946,1947,1950.ALSO INCLUDED IS A 75 HP HURRICANE JEEP ENGINE.GOOD INDIANA TITLE WITH 1950 GREEN JEEP”
3-jeeps-in2 3-jeeps-in3 3-jeeps-in4