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1948 CJ-2A Arlington, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There’s some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/523711048325285/

“Non military jeep. All parts are included, needs assembly. New upgraded brakes, drums and suspension. 7 New tires. Runs great when assembled. Military trailer included. Can be rolled up onto trailer.”

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1943 MB & 1952 CJ-3A Sedro-Woolley, WA $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, MB

Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/869611460206956/

“1943 willys with a 1952 cj3a parts Jeep. Have title and 9 slot grill for the 1943 no title for the 1952 it does come with new springs shackles and body mounts it is set up for a ford 289 the 43 has Chevy motor mount”

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1941 Article: Frank Fenn was the Real Jeep Father

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

On June 24, 1941, a syndicated article claimed that friends of Ward Canaday said he was the father of the jeep:

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The Windsor Star out of Ontario, Canada, published this article blurb on June 24, 1941.

This news didn’t sit well with friends and former employees of Frank H. Fenn, President of the American Bantam Car Co. They wasted no time, quickly countering the notion that Canaday was the jeep’s father by explaining via telegrams why Fenn was the real father of the “Jeep”.

On June 27th, 1941, the Press and Sun-Bulletin published the responses in the following column.

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And, just for fun, here’s another example of a Bantam BRC photo, taken less than a week after it arrived at Holabird. The first Bantam Scout Car wasn’t a secret for very long!

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Published by the Seminole Producer, Seminole, Oklahoma, October 07, 1940.

 

 
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Roy Rogers Sugar Crisp 3D Viewer and Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys
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Each photo (photos front and back, so 4 photos total) is 4.25″ wide. The glasses are just under 4.25″ wide.

Unable to travel much this year, I’ve had a little extra cash to investigate the odder eBay finds. These Roy Rogers photos are a good example of that type of purchase. I’ve learned that if you see something on eBay that has been with a seller a while, put it on your watchlist. Sometimes the seller will respond with a discount offer. In this case, I countered with an even lower offer, explaining that I didn’t collect Roy Rogers stuff and only wanted the images for the one jeep image. That seemed to work, as the seller accepted my counteroffer.

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My eyes failed me … I never did get the image to look really 3D. I also didn’t want to disconnect the glasses from the photos.

Once delivered I was surprised by two things. First, the 3D viewer was much smaller than expected, but then I realized, duh, they are for kids. For me to view the image wasn’t all that easy through the tiny glasses (4.25 inches from end to end). It also didn’t help that my eyes (I’ll be 55 on Friday) are a little too old; I needed to wear glasses when looking through viewer at the focal length required, but that whole thing became awkward and I never could get the full 3D effect.

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All three items were still connected as they originally were. Above them is an 8.5″ piece of paper to give a sense of size.

The second thing that surprised me that the glasses were still attached to the two images and the two images were still attached to each other, meaning these images and viewer had never been used. All three items still folded up into a neat little, compact package.

I just don’t know how stuff like this has survived more than 50 years!

 

 
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1946 Photo of Freddy Holmqvist on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Is Freddy Holmqvist someone that was famous? Does the Swedish caption provide any clues?

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“Swedish students after passing exams, Freddie Holmqvist driving home
1946-05-07
sodra latin, Stockholm, Sweden
Photo size:
6″ x 8.2″ inches”

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Corgi 470 FC-150 Toy Jeep Huntingdon Valley, PA $50

• CATEGORIES: toys

Steve shared this Corgi toy listed on Craigslist. The photo makes is look a little larger than it actually is. These are pretty small.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/tag/d/huntingdon-valley-corgi-forward-control/7121538665.html

“For sale is a vintage 1960’s Corgi Forward Control 470 Jeep FC-150 Die Cast Car. Measures 3.50” long.”

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1951 CJ-3A Ethel, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Has a Bobcat Fiberglass hood and a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/623686441554841/

“51 willies 3a 4 cly three speed twin stick transfer . Tilt chev colum power steering . Everything works good . Radial swampers with new black wheels”

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1947 CJ-2A +3 Parts Jeeps Santa Fe, NM $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Price includes one drivable jeep and 3 parts jeeps.

https://santafe.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-fe-1947-willys-jeep/7133563836.html

“1947 Willys Jeep
4×4
Good drive train.
New tires.
Re-built motor.
Everything works well.
Clean title.
Comes with 3 extra jeeps and tons! of parts.
$3900 obo”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Florence, CO $10,400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has tool indents and an early windshield. It includes a trailer made out of a 2A.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/d/florence-1946-willys-jeep/7131860717.html

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“THIS IS A 1946 WILLYS JEEP CJ2A THAT STARTS AND DRIVES GOOD BUT NOT BUILT FOR SPEED.
IT HAS A 4 CYL HURRICANE MOTOR WITH UNK. MILES AND SOUNDS REAL GOOD WITH NO SMOKE.
3 SPEED TRANSMISSION WITH 4 WHEEL DRIVE AND HIGH AND LOW RANGE.
7 BRAND NEW DEESTONE MILITARY TIRES (JEEP-TRAILER AND SPARE).
NEW BRAKE LINES, 6 VOLT BATTERY, MASTER CYL., REAR BRAKE SHOES, SPARK PLUGS, WIRES, TUNE UP KIT AND HAND WINDSHIELD WIPERS.

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1949 CJ-3A Los Lunas, NM $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This jeep has an early set of Free-Lock hubs and an overdrive. The seller also has a variety of spare parts available.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/los-lunas-1949-willys-jeep-ford-v8/7133537973.html

“49 Willys with small block Ford V8 and Warn overdrive. Running engine and clean NM title.
I also have a lot of early Jeep parts available. Mostly CJ3A, but some CJ2A, GPW, and CJ5 stuff. T90 Spicer”

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Year? DJ-5A JeepRod Phoenix, AZ $2800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods

Something a little different.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/glendale-dj5a-jeep-rod/7133456103.html

“Well… Its kind of a Jeep stew. A little postal, a little Commando, a little Willys CJ5 and kind of a Jeep Rod. It started off as a DJ5A postal dispatcher. Still has the original drivetrain. Chevy II 135cu 4cyl and powerglide transmission. Still right hand drive. Manual drum brakes. Runs good but would be better with a SBC which would bolt right in.”

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1953 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is a custom build with a fiberglass body. I assume it is registered as a 1953 jeep, hence the year.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/snw/d/tucson-1953-willys-flat-fender/7133428354.html

“Custom built Willys Jeep. All tube frame, fiberglass body. Ford 3.8 V6 with Ford auto trans, power steering. 2 wheel drive. New wheels, tires, seats, shocks, stereo. Want to trade for 4 seater Side by Side. Will be taking up to Pinetop for the summer. No Junk please!”

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1949 CJ-3A Edna, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Will need some transmission work.

https://victoriatx.craigslist.org/atq/d/edna-1949-willys-jeep/7132944531.html

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“Own a piece of American history! I have a 1949 CJ3A Willy’s Jeep for sale. The ONLY reason I am selling this Jeep is because I have too many projects going on and I need to pay some bills off. I bought it a few years ago and started on it replacing everything because it was not running.

Here is a list of what I have done so far. New starter, new alternator, new battery, new cables, new points and condenser, new coil, new wiring, new ignition switch, new water pump, new plugs, new relay, new fuel pump, new fuel lines and fuel filter, new radiator hoses, new horn, flushed radiator, pulled and cleaned fuel tank, rebuilt carburetor.

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1947 CJ-2A Galt, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lacks brakes. Appears the tailgate has been replaced with a panel.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/galt-willys-cj2a/7133009364.html

“For Sale 1947 Willy’s CJ2a, This jeep is a great candidate for restoration, has a couple of small rust spots in the floor pans, typical locations other than that solid little rig. stock flat-head 4 (go-devil) runs good, new battery, carb & fuel pump, starts right up. Please note brakes not working, I think its the master cylinder. Clean title in my name currently non-opp with no back fees. You will need a trailer to haul home.”

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1946 CJ-2A Walnut Creek, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has an overdrive.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/d/walnut-creek-1946-willys/7132063948.html

“1946 Willys in great condition, little rust, runs great and has overdrive so reaches speeds of 60+ miles. Currently in nonop. Make an offer.”

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1950 Jeepster Project Lake Elsinore, CA $4295

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

A work in progress.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/lake-elsinore-1950-willys-jeepster-4wd/7125939824.html

“This is a 1948-1950 4-Wheel Drive Willys Jeepster Phaeton Project. It’s a 1948 tub with a 1950 front clip on a four wheel drive frame. The body is in excellent condition. The bodywork has been done and it was primered. This has never been in a wreck and there is no rust. The spare tire carrier has been moved up for a larger tire, The firewall has been sheeted and the dash has been cleaned up. The frame has been sandblasted, painted and bolted to the body and GM motor mounts have been welded to the frame. It has Dana 27 and 44 axles with warn hubs. Parts for these cars are inexpensive and readily available from several sources both new and used. Nicely built 4WD Jeepsters are selling in the $30,000-$35,000 range. You can have this one for only $4295.00”

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5 Replacement Combat Rims Berwick, ME $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Tires and Rims

Not sure how much these run new. Seller will not ship.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/688966595289894/

“Reproduction WWII Jeep combat rims for Ford GPW or Willys MB . Five rims all new for $500. Pick up only no shipping”

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1950 CJ-3A JeepRod Yuma, AZ $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods

Needs work of some kind.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/yuma-1950-willys-jeep-rat-rod/7130748721.html

“rat rod jeep…1950 willys…clean title…built 350 sbc…new 350 trans…air ride suspension…aluminum radiator…much more…runs and drives but needs some work…if interested call and will discuss.”

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1946 CJ-2A Baxter, MN $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,500.

(05/30/2020) Looks like a nice build.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/baxter-1946-cj2a-willys-jeep/7132693392.html

“Body tub-new fenders, hood, windshield frame original. Carborated Ford 302 rebuilt. Exhaust is dual with medium thrust mufflers transmission- T-18 Ford 4-speed rebuilt with novak short shaft kit clutch- is hydraulic transfer case is a Jeep CJ5 T20 all gear totally rebuilt. Front axle 1979 CJ5 Dana 40 with disc brakes including new axle shafts Rear axle 1979 CJ5 AMC20 Brakes-front are disc and rear are shoes rotors, calipers, brake shoes, brake line and master are all new. Gas tank-custom made 25 gal capacity tires-10.50x31x15 Westlakes less than 20 miles on them. Rims-chrome spoke brand new. Roll bar schedule 40 pipe

Selling my 25 year project. To start with, every mechanical piece in this jeep is either new or used and totally rebuilt, resealed, and re-gasketed. Starting with the rebuilt motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles. New clutch and pressure plate and all components for brakes are new and it brakes great. Steering has been set up with a Ford 1985 Explorer Pickup truck with manual steering column and steering sector.

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1973 CJ-6 Sacramento, CA $18,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/14/2020) Looks in good shape.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/woodland-1973-jeep-cj-6/7132269413.html

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“1973 Jeep CJ-6
40,035 Miles
* Throttle body Fuel injected AMC 304 V8
* 4 spd manual transmission
* Warn VR10,000 winch with remote
* ARB compressor and switches
* ARB rear locker
* 4.56 gearing
* BestTop full soft top and side panels with removable doors
* Power steering
* New optima cranking battery
* New stereo system. Pioneer deck, amp, sub, and speakers
* Locking center console
* Reupholstered seats
* Full roll cage”

 
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1949? CJ-3A? Sonoma, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(12/09/2019) Has a 2A body.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/el-verano-willys/7131032249.html

“1949 willy;s jeep – all original except for the paint -perfect for hunting, camping, or cruising. Has a flat head 4 cyl runs excellent, 3 spd manual, drum brakes. asking 15,000 or make me a reasonable offer.”

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January 1960 Willys News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

In the ‘sometimes it’s better to be lucky’ department, eBay blessed me with a huge win the other day: 10 Willys News issues from 1960 and 1961 for only $20 (and free shipping)! Here’s the first one. It includes a lot of DJ-3A Surrey articles, a note about future President Lyndon Johnson checking out a Willys truck for his ranch, and more. The 1/4 ton jeeps (CJ-5s and CJ-3Bs) take a back seat to the FCs, Wagons, and DJs in this issue. There’s also articles demonstrating how dealers felt TV shows were helping to drive sales, which is likely why Willys Motors moved forward with other TV show and movie tie-ins.

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Article and Photos of the Bantam T2E1

UPDATE: An article from 1941 appears to describe the T2E1 Bantams shown in photos below (a few more photos here also). The article describes the rifles as 47mm, while the photo captions correctly describe the rifle as a 37mm. Perhaps the difference is that the article was written in July, while the photos were taken late in August? So, maybe, 47mm rifles might have been initially considered? (47mm anti-tank guns were developed by France as early as 1931)

This article was published July 21, 1941, in the Lansing State Journal out of Michigan:

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Posted August of 2018:

“1941 Press Photo John McCloy & C.M. Drury inspect a new gun mounted on a jeep. This is an original press photo. As the Army’s first “Tank killer” battalion showed off its new fighting technique today, John McCloy (left) assistant secretary of way, and C.M. Drury, assistant special weapons–A 37m. anti-tank gun mounted on the famed “jeep” reconnaissance car. U.S. Army land vehiclesPhoto measures 9.5 x 6.5inches. Photo is dated 08-27-1941.”

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March 1962 Tornado Engine Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This March of 1962 brochure (form 62-03) includes a chart that highlights the performance claims of the engine vs. other engines of the day. It was part of a series of brochures from Willys Motors during 1962 that had ‘wing’ pages that opened horizontally. It’s hard to capture that sense using a scanner, but using a phone Madi those wings more apparent (see the second pic).

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1955 Swedish Photo of Jeep and Log-Peeler on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: I called this a saw when it was actually a peeler.

This photo out of Sweden shows a CJ-5 with a ventilating windshield with a bark-peeler trailer behind it.

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“THIS IS AN ORIGINAL VINTAGE PRESS PHOTO. ONLY THIS ONE COPY AVAILABLE ORDER SOON SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT
The forest in the center. Jeeps and Barkers
1955-09-16
Sweden
Photo size: 6.6″ x 9.2″ inches”

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