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Ken Hechler: The Man in the Red Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features

Longtime public servant and former WWII veteran Ken Hechler served President Harry S. Truman, held the position as West Virginia’s Secretary of State, and represented West Virginia in Congress for several terms. Early in his Secretary of State run he began using a red CJ-5 as his office. Over the years he went through 6 jeeps.

Over the years Ken wrote multiple books. His earliest was Bridge at Remagen: A Story of World War II. He went on to write additional books, articles and other works. Eventually, Carter Taylor Seaton wrote a book about him called The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler’s Life in West Virginia Politics. Here are a few pics:

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1944 Photo of H. Larsen and A. Vandegrift w/ Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This event was captured in a series of 10 photos. Some others from his visit March 1944 visit to Camp LeJeune can be found here.

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“1944 Press Photo Henry L Larsen talks to Alexander A Vandegrift in jeep, NC. This is an original press photo. Vandegrift, Alexander A. (Lieutenant General). Lieutenant General Alexander A. Vandegrift, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, recently made a four-day inspection tour of the Marine Corps training base at Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina.

It was his first visit since he became commandant and the first trip back there since he left it in the Spring of 1942 to lead the Marine assault forces that drove the Japanese out of the Solomon Islands.

Lieutenant General Alexander A. Vandegrift (front seat of Jeep), listens to Major General Henry L. Larsen (right), describe a re-enforced rifle company’s field problem on a musketry range Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina, during his inspection tour. General Larsen, Commanding General of Camp Lejeune, and Colonel William N. McKelvy (rear seat), of Washington, District of Columbia, Commanding Officer of the Instructors’ Group, Replacement Battalions, accompanied General Vandegrift during the field problem. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-2-1944.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lefty? Inchelium, WA $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This has a driver’s side mounted spare, so might be a lefty body, but the grille is early. It looks like it has a sears top, not a “homemade cab”.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/inchelium-1946-willys-jeep/7000741483.html

“1946 Willys Jeep, C-J2-A
4 Cycle, 4 Wheel Drive, 3 Speed Manual Transmission
Enclosed Homemade Cab
6′ Snow Plow, vaccum lift blade
New Tires
Collector Plates”

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1942 GPW/CJ-3A Electric Auburn, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB)

This is an electric powered jeep that’s listed as a 1942 GPW. It’s actually on a 3A chassis. The tub has MB tool lids, but it has the other hallmarks of a GPW body (square indentation for the tool box lock button and the GPW rear seat setup).

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/rvs/d/auburn-1942-ford-gpw-electric-jeep/6997663746.html

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“This jeep is a real original 1942 gpw ford military tub hood and fenders On real original civilian cj3a frame and running gear.

I just regd it. It is fully street legal but just like the original its not a freeway veh.

It has a brand new ELECTRIC Motor.
And brand new duracel batterys.

The motor puts out 77hs power.
The Orig motor only had 60hs power.

It Runs great. It’ll do about 35 And it doesnt like hills but It can be tweaked to do higher rpms or have higher torque. I just started messing with that but im slow at it because of a condition with my hands. I will change this paragraph when i have it dialed in right.

It Wheels good and does great on flat ground. I have a wheelin test hill here i can show u on. extreme hills use lower gears and it does good . It’ll do it but u have to Know your gears to get the most out of it. It takes a little getting used to.

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Year? FJ-3 Gettysburg, PA $6000

• CATEGORIES: FJ

Jamie shared this FJ-3 ad. It’s a project.

https://york.craigslist.org/cto/d/gettysburg-1961-fj3-jeep-fleetvan/6997936554.html

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“1961-1964 FJ3 Jeep Fleetvan for sale, not sure of exact year. No title, bill of sale only. This is the right hand, stand and drive model. Not sure the last time I saw one for sale, as these are getting very hard to find. A true piece of Americana. Body is in good shape with only one area of rust (just past the driver’s door, near the bottom). All original drivetrain, not sure if it runs as it has been sitting since the 80’s. Originally from Colorado, just arrived in PA. Missing the steering wheel, and back two wheels are not original.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Mauertown, VA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/07/2019) Appears solid.

https://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/atq/d/toms-brook-47-cj2a/6995068866.html

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“1947 cj2a jeep. Rebuilt motor. Rebuilt transmission. Rebuilt transfer case. Nice jeep lot of news parts.”

 
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1951 M-38 Sunrise, FL $18,400

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Is the generator era correct?

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/clt/d/fort-lauderdale-1951-willys-m38-trailer/6993431040.html

“1951 WILLYS M38 W/M416 TRAILER AND MEP 018A GENSET”

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MB, M-38A1, CJ-2A & Parts Redding, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38A1, MB

No pics of the 2A.

“Have a willys MB , Cj2a,M38A1 plus axles , trans , springs , misc parts”

https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/redding-jeeps-and-parts/6998471929.html

MB: 

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1952 M-38A1 Kalispell, MT $3200

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Might have an engine issue, but looks like a good restoration candidate.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/trego-1952-m38a1/6998469323.html

“1952 M38A1 military jeep Body is in great shape with very little rust. Many new parts such as springs, brakes, clutch, starter, distributor. rebuilt carburetor. complete engine overhaul with hardened valve seats. Bad news is some where it had low oil pressure and developed an engine knock. All original 24 volt system. Very clean and an easy restoration.”

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1943 MB Rohnert Park, Ca $4900

• CATEGORIES: MB

Doesn’t run. Has a Pinto engine.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/penngrove-1943-willys-mb-4×4-military/6996695389.html

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“Helping sell for a friend.
1943 Willy’s MB 4×4 (Military version)
Vehicle does not run, Sold as is.
Great project vehicle
Body/Tub – Solid, No rot/rust

Ford Pinto Engine (4cyl./OHC)
Tilt Column
Tow Bar
Roll Bar
Old version Black CA License Plates(2)

asking: $4900
Emails with questions are welcome. Thank you.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Garden City, ID $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Listed as a 3A, the body is a 2A.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/boise-jeep-willys-cj3a/7000336738.html

“I have a 1949-1953 (unsure exact year) Jeep willys CJ3A. Asking 3,000 OBO. I believe it has all original parts (sorry I am from out of state and will be driving up in a few weeks to get it sold), but I doubt it runs.”

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1942 GPW Auburn, CA $3800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Parts or project.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/rvs/d/auburn-1942-gpw-ford-jeep-with-orig/6996328995.html

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“1942 ford gpw – Mostly there
This has orig vin tags on the dash and orig matching frame #. These tags are worth 1000 by themselves.

Original to this jeep – f marked tcase
Orig axles

Set of 4 combat wheels.
Willys flathead L134 turns freely. Needs rbld. May run as is.
This motor is not orig to this jeep. It is a willys cj2a engine.
If u dont want it. Ill jeep it and take off 300.

I have the inner window frame and a few parts and pieces. It will need some parts and some love to complete. But its already od green.

I have all the paperwork needed to reg it. I have the papers from last owner and i got the vehicle verification already to go. Just need to go to dmv and pay and I am not going to go pay dmv fees until i am ready to get it running but that wont be anytime soon. So there it will sit unless it sells.

Price is firm. And is fair. I may take a trade but id rather have cash.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Redding, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a project.

https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/redding-2947-willys-jeep/6996713273.html

“1947 Willy’s Jeep will run needs carborator kit, has tow bar good condition needs some work.”

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1951 Jeepster Flat Rock, MI $6500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(08/22/2019) Rick is selling this Jeepster.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/d/flat-rock-1951-willys-jeepster/6999738527.html

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“1951 Willys Jeepster,134 F-head 4 cyl,runs good,3 on the tree with overdrive.A real barn find,purchased from estate of Jesse Morrel of Luna Pier in 2001.He bought it in Collorado in ’73,sat in barn till I bought it at estate sale.Colorado car VERY clean very little rust in front floor pans,repair panel are available.Rockers&body structure in great shape runs&drives,complete car,comes with side curtains,top boot,heater,muffler,spare trans,& stock rims.Asking $7000,no trades”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Acworth, GA $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has a pto winch. Body will need work.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/acworth-jeep-willys-cj3a-with-pto-winch/6998792021.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.”

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Hardtop Vancouver, WA $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $350.

(09/18/2019) Desi is helping his friend sell this hardtop. Contact the seller at 360 607 9474 (no text please). Leave a message and the seller will call you back.

“I believe it is an arctic top, maybe someone out there can educate me, It
came off my M38 . Glass for one side is badly cracked & there is no windshield glass, have an extra windshield frame that will go with it. (also with bad glass) Has one small tear (see picture) in back right corner of roof, previous owner
skimmed the whole top with some kind of metal filler that has failed and
cracked all over the place, it will all need to be removed (more than I want
to do).”

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1947 CJ-2A Spring Hill, FL $1050

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/ctd/d/spring-hill-1947-willys-for-parts/6982106207.html

“1947 WILLYS FOR PARTS.FRONT END PARTS IN CAB”

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1948 CJ-2A Beach Park, IL $2300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/15/2019) It’s a project with an extra body.

https://racine.craigslist.org/cto/d/zion-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/6980009422.html

“1948 Jeep CJ2A Project. Body and frame are rough. Includes repairable tub from 1949 CJ2A. Engine and trans are currently removed. Engine is disassembled, but all parts are there. Crank and block are machined and ready to rebuild. Sold as is as a project. Can also include an extra set of axles for an additional $250.”

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1951 CJ-3A Valdese, NC $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/19/2019) It’s a project.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/pts/d/valdese-1951-willys-cj3a/6996086087.html

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“I have owned this 1951 Willys CJ3A since 1979. So many great memories made with this jeep and with a little TLC another generation can experience the Willys vibe. I took it apart for a frame up restore in 1981 but never got around to putting it back together (military, marriage, kids). It has the original T90 transmission with a Novak adapter bolted to a Buick Dauntless 225 V-6 (has about 60K miles on engine). Frame is solid with new leaf hangers and bushings. The tub, fenders, hood, tailgate, grill and windshield frame are in excellent shape and were sand blasted and coated with a heavy 3M primer before it was stored. This jeep has been barn stored for the past 36 years. Just needs to be reassembled and painted. Includes original backseat and added roll bar.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Sutherlin, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(06/30/2019) Has lots of mods.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/bar/d/wilbur-46-willys/6997551090.html

“383 stroker 2wd has a lot of money into I just need the money 4500”

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Model Jeep Built by Chinese Prisoners

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This handmade jeep was made by Chinese Prisoners and presented to an American Gynecologist during the Korean War. It’s not completely clear, but I believe this was part of the Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library, which closed recently. Some (all?) of the collection was moved to the Truman Library. The photo and caption below was published as part of a January 2019 magazine article published by the Tru Magazine (a donor magazine published by the Truman Library Institute).

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Newgren Bottom 12-Inch Moldboard Plow

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s another hard-to-find farming brochure produced by the Newgren Company.

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Love Spike Tooth Harrows Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This love company brochure highlights its Spike Tooth Harrows equipment. Based on the first set of pics here, this equipment have have been used with the Disc frame work as well.

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2 GPWs & 1 early MB Springtown, PA Oct 26 Auction

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

Thanks to Steve for sharing this event. Three jeeps, some jeeps parts, and some other items will be auctioned off Saturday October 26, 2019, in Springtown, PA.  No [ics provided as of yet.

https://www.rhclintonauction.com/saturday-october-26-2019

PUBLIC AUCTION:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Springtown Volunteer Fire Company Banquet Hall
3010 Route 212 * Springtown, Bucks Co., PA  18081. 

Vintage WWII Early 1940’s Military Jeeps including 1941 Willy’s MB, 1942 Ford GPW Outfitted w/Vintage Radio & Electronics, 1942 Ford Outfitted w/Machine Gun Mounts & a Vintage Radio, Quantity of Jeep Parts, Selection of Vintage Woodworking Planes, Primitive Farm Tools, Etc.             

  1. 1942 Ford GPW “Follow Me” Jeep, T-84 4 cylinder gas engine, 4WD, manual transmission, script Ford body, outfitted w/vintage radio, transmitters, receiver & flags, SN-GPW5887, date of delivery-March 12, 1942, antique PA title & plate;
  2. 1942 Ford GPW Jeep, odometer reads 49,869, T-84 4 cylinder gas eng., 4WD, manual transmission, outfitted w/vintage radio receiver, transmitter, gun mounts, SN-GPW92184, antique PA title & plate.
  3. 1941 Willys Jeep MB, odometer reads 12,244, T-84 4 cylinder gas engine, 4WD, manual transmission, SN-104151, script Willys body,
    date of delivery-December 17, 1941, restored condition, antique PA title & plate.
  4. PLUS: (2) M-100 single axle trailers, (1) Stevens single axle trailer; Quantity/Jeep Parts incl.: 4 cylinder Ford/Willy’s engine, transmission, transmssion bell housings & mounts, crank shafts, various front suspension parts, body, frame, grills, fenders, other sheet metal, hoods, steering wheels, windshields, split rim wheels, etc.
 
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1946 CJ-2A Portland, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/24/2019) This has some unusual elements. The seat that tilts inward could be a hand feature.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/6938788061.html

“Home built way back in the 1980’s by me. Engine is the F-head F134 “Hurricane” engine. Power steering. Dana 44 rear axle and Dana 25 front axle with a 3 speed transmission and transfer-case. Nice set of tires on 15″ Powder Coated rims. Cruises down the street real nice. No sissy bar or seat belts”

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