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A Brief Break From Remodeling Projects

• CATEGORIES: Features
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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 @ gmail.com … 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

• CATEGORIES: Features

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

  1. Engine Block Wine Rack:
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  2. Industrial Table Lamp:
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  3. Candle Opera 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.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/cto/d/corona-1946-jeep-willys/7032099376.html

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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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

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

https://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/d/lake-winola-willys-overland-cj-2a-flat/7031804297.html

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“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 $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be worth a look.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/cub-run-1948-jeep-willys-cj2/7034183374.html

“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

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Looks like a good price.

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/carlisle-willys-cj3a-jeep-steel-1-2-top/7035310787.html

“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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

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

https://neworleans.craigslist.org/bar/d/gretna-1978-dj-5f/7035145313.html

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“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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has lots of updates.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/d/dallas-1946-jeep-willys/7033822251.html

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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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Whitco? Tire Carrier San Antonio, TX $150

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I believe this is a Whitco spare tire holder.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/grd/d/cibolo-cj-willys-jeep-swing-spare-tire/7028718749.html

“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

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

No pics of the 2nd CJ-5.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/bar/d/two-harbors-1957-jeep-projects/7025394916.html

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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

• CATEGORIES: M-170

Not easy to find these bodies.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/vincennes-1955-willys-m170-body/7034764944.html

“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

• CATEGORIES: Engine

This could work for someone.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/d/east-hampton-1953-willys-jeep-cj-4/7033333188.html

“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

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

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/pts/d/bernhards-bay-willys-cj-jeeps-134-head/7019569701.html

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

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like the passenger side may have been repaired.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/fallon-1948-willys-jeep-cj2/7034298387.html

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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”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Stoughton, MA $1995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/03/2019) Includes a plow. Has some wood sides that I imagine are covering a rough body.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/pts/d/stoughton-jeep-willys/7034717985.html

“1950 Jeep CJ3A – have plow also.
Was my project but moving soon.
Wood on sides (see pictures).
Not started in some time.
Complete. Unmodified original.”

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1947 CJ-2A Body & Front Clip Randolph, VT $600

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/03/2019) Looks like there’s value here.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/randolph-center-47-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7035390628.html

“Complete 1947 Willy CJ2A body…Tub, fenders, hood, grill, tailgate…Needs tin work, far from perfect, but a good solid start….$600. for everything…or swap for MB/GPW parts.”

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Year? CJ-3A Muskogee, OK $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has rear floating hubs and a winch. Thanks to Jordan for spotting this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/555744641906403/

“Has chevy v8 engine that needs replaced.”

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1952 CJ-3A Vancouver, WA $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

(10/22/2019) This has a variety of updates. It could use some “additional wiring to make it more street legal”.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/vancouver-1952-cj3a-wheeler-priced-to/7035422822.html

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“This is a cross between a 1952 willys CJ3a and a 1979 CJ5. The body and frame are 1952 with a title and registration in my name in hand to mach. The axles, dontless v6 engine, trans, powerstearing and seats came from a 79 CJ5.

Iv replaced with brand new since I’ve owned it in the last 9 months:
Power stearing box
Power stearing lines
Power stearing pump
Stearing column
Stearing shaft
Stearing wheel
Bikini top
Carboratotor
Fuel pump
Plugs
wires
Cap
Rotor
Air cleaner
Front calipers with pads

This thing runs strong, drives ok on the street for what it is. Great trail rig. It’s got wheel adapters on it to fit newer ford 8 lug wheels. It comes with a set of 33s too that are 5 on 5.5 so you can take the adoptors off if you dont like them. Could use some wiring to make it more street legal, brake lights and blinkers, wipers are inop. body is in fairly good shape, full soft top was new just before I bought it. not cut up or full of rust. Also comes with lots of extra parts. I’m asking $4500 obo”

 
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April 1960 Wagon New Style Story Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This April 1960 New Style Story on the 2-Wheel Drive ‘Jeep’ Station wagon brochure is unusual in that it starts as a 5.5″ x 11″ brochure that folds out vertically, revealing two pages, then folds outward vertically again revealing the 17″ x 11″ inner page. I’ve seen this style referred to as the Harlequin styling (a Brook Stevens design), but ‘Jeep’ made no reference to any style in the brochure.

This is the front of the brochure:

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This is the back:

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When folded open part way, this combo page of two half pages appears:

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When the top page is folded up and the bottom page folded down, this full page appears.

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Roberto’s Illustration: Santa’s Jeep Shop

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Another great illustration by Roberto Flores.

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1956 & 1957 Universal Jeep Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These two ads have similar artwork and were published six months apart in California.

This October 11, 1956, ad was paid for by Leo Frediania and Son and appeared in the Healdsburg Tribune:

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This March 15, 1957, ad was paid for by the Slavish Bros and appeared in the Madera Tribune:

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Rat Fink “Jeep” T-shirts

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Ken shared this link for a Rat Fink T-shirts.

http://wrench-wear.com/ratfitshwije.html

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1946 Delivery Sedan Beatrice, NE $6900

• CATEGORIES: News

Runs and drives.

https://grandisland.craigslist.org/for/d/beatrice-1966-jeep-willys-overland-wagon/7034084690.html

“One of its kind, 1946 Jeep Willys Overland wagon. 4 cyl. New tires and other parts that needed replaced. 67718 original miles. Runs and drives. Pretty good shape. No title. Asking $6900 obo”

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1952 CJ-3A Paonia, CA $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Appears solid.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/somerset-1952-jeep-willys-overland/7032611591.html

“Full off frame restoration. Excellent daily driver.”

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1952 CJ-3A Mesa, AZ $10,500

• CATEGORIES: News

Has an F-head.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1952-cj3a/7032061570.html

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“Pictured is a 1952 4X4 Willys CJ3A in very good condition I keep it inside and it comes with a Kaiser metal hard top. It is registered, insured and I drive it a few times a month. I just gave it a tune up: oil change, greased, plugs, plug wires, carburetor rebuild, rebuilt the cooling system (radiator professionally cleaned, repaired, painted), replaced cooling lines and replaced water pump and fuel pump. This jeep has the higher powered F134 engine in it out of a CJ3B.”