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1949 Approved Willys-Overland Accessories Booklet

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Books, Features

This 28-page booklet is divided up into several sections including, Comfort, Style & Beauty, Safety, Convenience, and Maintenance.





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The Wishing Well

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury shared this comic; be careful how you wish.


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1956 Ad For ‘Jeep’ and Clearing Snow

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This September 26, 1956, ad was published in the Reporter newspaper from Klingler Pontiac out of Ann Arbor, MI.


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Carnival Ride Stafford, CT $195


Someone ought to enjoy this.

“Carnival kids ride all in great shape. Great patina Pickup Stafford CT”

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1961 FC-170 Santa Ana, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Still needs some finishing.

“Rare Jeep FC-170. Runs well needs some finish work but almost done New brakes shoes, wheel cylinders and master cylinder New tie rods and idler arm bushings Super cool truck for someone to finish.”

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Year? CJ-2A Winter Gardens, CA $5995


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/25/2019) I think the small flat bed trailer to the left of the jeep is the one included in the sale.

“1945 K2 flat Fender Jeep Willys comes with flatbed trailer has Warn winch and hubs upgraded seats power brakes Motors all original as soft top and doors good condition needs minor work”


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1952 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $4000


It’s a project.

“52 willys Jeep has been Sitting about 6 years. F head engine manual transmission 3 speed PTO unit takes up 3rd gear extra carburetor flat Holly All original running gear new clutch put in 6 years ago 12 hours on it newer water pump. Message for price as I’m selling for a friend and unknown mileage. Willing to trade for running Harley”

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1953 CJ-3A Pahrump, NV $3500


It’s a mix of CJ-3A and other parts.

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“NOT A CHEVY AVALANCHE!!FACEBOOK BLOWS! I am posting for an older friend a 53 Willys Jeep with the stock 4 cylinder engine. It does not have a current title. He has extra wheels, tires, fiberglass tub, and and so many other parts (transmission, transfer case) I can’t list them all. He would love to rebuild and retitle it, but simply does not have the time. If you are interested, please feel free to message me. He is hoping to get $3500 for everything. He can even throw in a running Chevy 305 engine for an extra $500”

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1948 CJ-2A Oxnard, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/15/2018) Runs and drives. Not quite “all original”.

“I have a complete and all Original 48 Willy’s that has current tags and runs and drive like it should I will sell for 10 k no lower and no games I will be willing to trade for a complete off road trailer camper or a pre 75 4×4 truck let me know what you have and I will let you know if it is a good trade”

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1949 CJ-3A Mariposa, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/13/2019) I understand that as a seller answering questions can get tiring, but if a buyer isn’t asking questions about a jeep/price like this, then how are they supposed to know whether to see it in person or not?

“49 Willy’s jeep all original ran when parked 10 years ago no brakes that’s why I parked it 3000$ ob”


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1944 MB Olympia, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Rob shared this one. What a price! No doubt this will be gone in an hour or two.

“Hood jeep. Been stored inside for 40 years. Needs a little love but complete and a runner”

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A Brief Break From Remodeling Projects

• CATEGORIES: Features

Shane’s on the left and Mr. eWillys is on the right of the pic.

My cousin and I took a break from painting, hanging ceiling lights, cleaning up her yard and more (oh so much more) to visit Shane just north of Richmond, Virginia, yesterday. He is a long-time reader who jeeped using 80s/90s jeeps, before jumping into the vintage market with a relatively cheap CJ-3A. He told us how surprised he was at how much he enjoyed driving the old rig. Unfortunately, the jeep was later stolen, but by then he was hooked. So, a little while later he bought his second vintage jeep, a 1942 GPW.

What appeared to be a GPW in good condition turned out to be a jeep with problems that Shane didn’t spot until he got it home (I think most of us can related to that at one time or another). At first Shane bought individual parts , but over time he started buying jeep projects from which he could get some parts. That led him to begin reselling MB and GPW parts.

Apart from the WWII jeeps, he’s acquired a CJ-6 project that he hopes to complete at some point. He also continues to look for WWII parts, including the following items (email him if you think he you have something he needs donovanshanemiller @ … no spaces around the @):

Rear seat and j hooks
Top bow body brackets
Side grab handles
Two reflectors(Corcoran Brown bezel, Grotelite No. 100 lens)
Mirror and arm
Stamped pintle
Blackout light bulb assembly 
Axe head bottom bracket(4 hole)
One windshield to hood block
Oil can to firewall bracket
Spare tire carrier and foot
Skid plate

There were a couple of interesting tidbits that we learned from Shane. He explained that there are a lot of 1942 GPWs around the country, because a large number of them were shipped for early military training, while many of the Willys MBs went to North Africa. Anyone have further insights into this?

Additionally, we learned that there was a big auction of brand new, unissued surplus 1945 GPWs sold in 1946 out of Ohio by the military, so it isn’t uncommon to run across 1945s with 1946 titles and bills of sale in that region. Anyone else seen this pattern?

Thanks again to Shane for taking the time to show us his place. Here’s some photos of some of his jeeps:

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Dauntless V6 Art on eBay

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Maury shared these Dauntless V6 parts-turned art/in-home decor.

  1. Engine Block Wine Rack:
  2. Industrial Table Lamp:
  3. Candle Opera” (aka candelabra) w/flame less candles:
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1946 CJ-2A Corona, NY $16,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back up for sale. Not quite all original.

(05/03/2019) Some creative woodworking this 2A.

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“I am selling my 1946 Jeep Wyllis. This vehicle is fully restored, and in mint condition. Starts right up, drives, and everything works including the 4×4 system. All original, clean tittle in hand. Clean car – low miles.


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1946 CJ-2A Lake Winola, PA $900


Based on the VIN, this is a 1946 CJ-2A.






“1946-1949 Willys-Overland CJ-2A Flat Fender

This Willys is in decent condition for its age. It was used to plow snow and comes with the plow. Long time ownership by same family. At this point in time there is no title, but we are trying to get one. It has the original 4-cylinder engine and six-volt electrical system and we are working to get it running. It last ran in 2011. The clutch and brakes will need attention. As far as the tub goes it is restorable as is but will need at least a driver side floor.

It is a cool flat fender original Willys. A tub for this Willys will cost about $2400.00. The fenders and hood are in good condition and would not need to be replaced.

The car is part of an estate that I am helping to liquidate (do not need help). It is being sold as-is, where-is and will need to be trailered off. The VIN number is 77103. The car is located at Lake Winola outside of Scranton.”

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1948 CJ-2A Cub Run, KY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Could be worth a look.

“48 cj2 231 v6 t18 4 speed d18 transfer dana 44 diffs clean title hei ign howell fuel injection”


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Kelly CJ-3A Half-Top Carlisle, PA $400


Looks like a good price.

“Kelly steel 1/2 top and doors removed from a 1952 Willy’s CJ3A. Good condition, some rust where the top meets the rear floor area. (see pictures) $400 obo”

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1978 DJ-5F New Orleans, LA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

John’s selling his DJ-5; Needs a more kid-seat friendly vehicle.


“Trading or selling my beautiful 1978 DJ-5F!
It has a straight 6 with 232 ci, 90 hp.
Along with this piece of American motor, you’ll get a set of 4 snow tires and a full spare, the Service Manual, cans of primer, and other miscellaneous bits. I have the original letter platform.

Work that has been done:
-Filters and fluids changed (air, oil, transmission)
-Brakes bled
-Cleaned carburetor
-New front turn signal assemblies installed
-Redone labels for thermometer
-Repaired fuel gauge
-Installed new windshield wiper pump
-Lubricated manual windows
-Lowered gas tank to allow for more rear storage
-Installed kill switch

I have physical and electronic copies of the service manual. If you want to gander at the service manual, email me.

Has been my frequent driver, but times change. I am selling it, because there is no place to install a baby car seat and I have a 2 year old with another on the way.

$3000 OBO. Looking to trade for a Honda Acty Van (which I’d mod the backseat to have seat belts).

Doors currently off the jeep to install new sliding blocks FYI.”

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1946 CJ-2A Dallas, TX $15,995


Has lots of updates.

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“1946 Jeep Willys
4.0L V8, 3 Speed Manual Transmission
Drives Great
Unknown Miles
Pictures Say it all
all Options work
Black Leather seats
Clean Title”

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Kayline? Tire Carrier San Antonio, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $150. Sold …. Bill notes this is likely a Kayline. I originally thought Whitco, but I can see now that the cross bracing is different.

I believe this is a Whitco spare tire holder.

“CJ Willys / Jeep Swing Spare Tire Mount. $150.00
All the pieces are there. Just bolt on and your ready to go. If your jeep has BIG tires and the spare is always in the way, perhaps this swing tire mount will help. It does NOT interfere with the tail gate action.”

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2 1957 CJ-5s Two Harbors, MN No Price


No pics of the 2nd CJ-5.

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“I have 2 1957 jeeps, both run. They are 4×4 with high and low transfer case. They are both manuals. One has had recent tune up and new valves.. yes there is rust, they are 65 yrs old. The title does say willy’s but not sure how to tell. Do have lots of replacement panels that will come with them.looking to sell or trade, open to all types of trades just let me know what you got. These a very cool projects.”

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1955 M-170 Body Vincennes, IN $600


Not easy to find these bodies.

“For sale. Date of delivery 3/1955 Willys M170 body. Does have serial plate on passenger fenderwell. Has rust. NO PAPERWORK. Asking $600. Price is negotiable or will trade for two nice front fenders. BRING HELP TO LOAD.”


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Running F-head East Hampton, CT $500


This could work for someone.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep CJ 4 cylinder engine for sale.
Electronic ignition.
It runs and I can let you hear it run.”


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3 Engines Constantia, NY $300/Each


Seller describes the engine as an F-head, but it’s the l-head that is pictured.

“I have 3 Willy’s 134 cu inch motors for sale.most parts are was running when I pulled it . asking 300.00 each”


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1948 CJ-2A Reno, NV $11,000


Looks like the passenger side may have been repaired.

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“1948 Willys Jeep Cj2
3rd owner, clean title
Runs great !!
Comes with canvas enclosed top and canvas bikini top.
11,000. OBO”