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Anyone Recognize Tracy’s 1944 MB

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

Tracy shared pics of his grandfather’s WW2 jeep that was customized at some point, either motor-pool modified or post-war modified. He’s hoping someone might have more information about it.

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1944-mb-tracy1“This Willys came to me by way of my grandfather, a WW2 veteran of Normandy where, D-Day+1 his unit was shelled by 88’s and he lost his leg.

I have no idea when he, himself, acquired it as I never even knew it existed until I was called to remove it. Since my father never mentioned it to me, it is likely he didnt know either.

I can only assume he had visions of restoring it. Now, that falls to me, and I gladly accept that.

My plan is to do more of a “restification” on it than an all out restoration.

You see, the modifications that have been made are completely, and thoroughly welded in place. As it looks to have been this way since, at least, the era that it was acquired as surplus, if not before, it has really become part of the vehicle’s story and it will remain. The workmanship is very well done and, whoever did these modifications was a very skilled welder/fabricator as all welds, fit, and finish are top notch.

So, I share it here in hopes that I may find information on that history.”

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1949 Photo of CJ-2As in China on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This press photo shows a good shot of a CJ-2A that was likely commandeered by the Chinese Nationalists for use in the defense of Shanghai. The photo is dated May 14, 1949.

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Jeeps’ Commandeered For Defense of Shangai: Shanghai, China ………..
Here are some of the 300 jeeps commandeered by the Nationalists in Shanghai from civilian business to be used in the defense of the city. Owners not only had to part with their treasured vehicles, but were ordered to supply drivers, tools and spare tire. The jeeps and more than 400 other trucks are now pooled in Chung Cheng Park awaiting assignment orders. Reports this morning said that the sound of big guns could be heard on the outskirts of Shanghai.

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1941 Article Jeep and Dust Clouds

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This June 18, 1941, article in the Los Angeles Times discusses how a “trapped jeep” uses a dust cloud to a escape the ‘enemy’.

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December 1961 Article About Sheriff’s New Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This Times Record (Troy, New York) article on December 14, 1961, shares the news that the Rensselaer County Sheriff just received a new jeep (FC-150) and boat.

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Toy Jeep from Hobby Lobby?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

Blaine shared this ‘toy’ jeep he saw on Collectors Weekly. Neither of us had seen it before, but a commenter on that site said it was an “Art Decor piece likely sold at Hobby Lobby.” Anyone know if that’s the case?

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/88947-jeep-tin-toy?in=216-activity

“It’s a vintage Jeep Tin Toy that I recently bought. The writing on the hood is “U.S.A. 252678548”. It measures about 11 1/2 inches long, about 4 inches tall, and about 5 inches wide. On the bottom, it has “52” stamped on it. On the hood, it has a star.”

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1947 CJ-2A Conroe, TX $12,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape, though I’d like to see under the body given the diamond plate on the floors. It’s missing the PTO bar as well.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/conroe-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep/7265311443.html

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“1947 CJ2A Jeep for sale. It is the civilian model with the original L-head 4 cylinder type engine and 4 wheel drive 3 speed transmission. It has had a fairly recent restoration to include a motor overhaul, and it runs, drives, and shifts well. The tires are excellent, the interior seats are recovered, and the top is almost new ($950). Also the electrical system is 12 volt and has an alternator. Currently titled in Texas in my name as an antique vehicle, and ready for you to go play! Would be a perfect vehicle to own in a coastal setting or ranch. Located in Conroe Tx and available to view most days.”

 
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1945 MB Feasterville, PA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Looks solid.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/feasterville-trevose-1945-willys-jeep/7265769468.html

“1945 Willys Jeep WW2 4wd frame off restored, parade ready, runs great, $14,000 / OBO Listing for my son in law. He inherited the jeep from his grandfather a few years ago and want’s to sell it. He has a news article & picture of his grandfather in a parade with this jeep. The odometer reads 34,354, actual restoration miles is under 1500. The Jeep is garaged & is located and can be seen in Feasterville, PA. Cash or bank certified check.”

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1983 Jeep Scrambler Houston, TX $34,995

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I thought this custom rebuild of a CJ-8 Scrambler would be more expensive.

https://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/d/houston-custom-built-jeep-cj8-scrambler/7265370547.html

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“We are in the fortunate position to market for sale a number of vehicles from local car collector w over a dozen fine automobiles. This 1st 3 vehicle group consist of a 65 Factory 5 Cobra, body off frame 73 Toyota Land Cruiser & our body off frame CJ8 Scrambler listed below.

** 1983 Jeep Custom Built CJ8 Scrambler, bright red exterior, black & red interior, hardtop, hardoors, ps, pb, tilt, tach, clock, side steps & wood bed side rails.

Custom Built mods include…

Body: Older 20 yr old body off frame but & bolt restoration w beautiful bright red paint w body color hardtop & rear bed rollbar, factory style Scrambler striping, rear bed liner, stainless steel mirrors & hood kit, front & rear matching stainless steel tubular bumpers & KC Daylighter driving lights
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CJ-3A? Half-Top Ripley, OH $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This is an interesting half-top. I suspect it’s a nicely done custom creation.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/ripley-jeep-willys-aluminum-top-parts/7256384785.html

“1950’s and up Jeep Willys parts. Aluminum half top, soft top parts, brake parts, miscellaneous small parts. Original aluminum half top, doors and bed panel complete $550.00 one door hinge set is rotted has rubber hinge pieces, view photo. Bow set and doors, black in color, includes soft top which is not in very good shape $250.00. Doors, blue in color $75.00 pair”

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1948 CJ-2A Wisconsin Rapids, WI $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a variety of updates.

https://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/d/port-edwards-willys-jeep/7265644993.html

“1948 Willys Jeep. Everything new or rebuilt. 225 Dauntless, Borg Warner T10 4 speed, Hurst Shifter, Dana 20 Transfer Case, 1973 Dana 30 front and Dana 44 rear axles with 373 gears.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Sanford, ME $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This has a variety of changes.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/springvale-jeep-cj2a/7264513786.html

“This Jeep runs, drives and stops. There are lots of new parts too many to list (have all receipts). It comes with a complete soft top and doors. The tires are 31x 11.50x 15s. The headlights, taillights and brake lights work. If interested please text for first contact as I am on the road during the day.”

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Governor Two Rivers, WI $100

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I’m not sure if this is a good price or not. I rarely these for sale.

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/pts/d/two-rivers-willys-jeep-govenor/7264223668.html

“Belt drive governor for CJ2A — used for belt and PTO Drive application”

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1947 CJ-2A Branson, MO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The grille has been pushed forward, likely due to the installed V8.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/branson-1947-willys-cj2-jeep-title/7263104427.html

“1947 Willys jeep this is V8 powered by Buick with a standard transmission 4×4 body in good shape 74 year old vehicle tires are good for off road. Has title”

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Hobart Generator/ Welder Waterbury, CT $650

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Sounds like it runs.

https://nwct.craigslist.org/for/d/woodbury-hobart-welder/7265906528.html

“Hobart Welder – run by Willys Jeep Motor -“
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1962 FJ-3 Nashville, TN $3500 (Likely Scam)

• CATEGORIES: FJ • TAGS: .

The photo included in this craigslsit ad shows an FJ from a different ad with an email address from “Carla” added. This appears to be a scam, as the same gmail can be seen in some other ads (as this google search shows).

https://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/d/antioch-1962-jeep-fleetvan-fj/7259683489.html

“Unrestored 1962 Jeep Fleetvan FJ-3.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete and comes with a clean title.
$3,500 or will consider reasonable offer.”

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1956 CJ-6 Pepperell, MA $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/d/pepperell-1956-cj/7265865817.html

“Good running Willy’s Jeep ,drives ,stops recent all new brakes .New shocks and other new parts ,enclosed cab with good heat for winter plowing .plow is manual and needs pump to raise and lower .body has patches and frame is in good shape Bill of sale only $3000 please only serious interest”

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4 CJ-2A Seats New London, NH $275

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Not sure if these are passenger, driver, or both types of seats.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/new-london-willys/7265301499.html

“Selling four original 1940’s CJ 2A seats
Asking $ 275”

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1950 M-38 Sikeston, MO $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/18/2020) Mark posted this mostly original M-38 at warjeeps.com. It does have some floor patches.

https://semo.craigslist.org/cto/d/sikeston-1950-willys-m38-g740-army-jeep/7256366271.html
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“The jeep has some rust through in the floor and hat channel on the passenger side. It does have some floor repairs already done.

It Has the following:

24 volts electrical components. All three seats, Pintle, bumperettes, spare tire carrier, jerry can and holder, top bow brackets, first aide box, gas tank (needs cleaning) four m38 wheels, engine lifting bracket, Carter 637s carb, correct vacuum fuel pump, under hood battery box and other original parts.

The engine runs well without any smoke. Running it on a auxiliary fuel tank now.

Most of this work was done some time ago and has set. Due to it setting, some of the seals are starting to fail.

New or rebuilt parts:
Engine,
Fuel pump,
Carburetor
Front axle (needs the shims checked again)
Brakes (lines, wheel cylinder and master cylinder)
Transmission
Transfer case
Exhaust (short pipe, long pipe and muffler.
Has matching number title in my name.
Things it will need:
rewired and Tires”

 
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1960 CJ-3B/M-38A1 Spartanburg, SC $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Still Available**

(11/13/2020) Mark spotted this modified 3B with what I think is an M-38A1 rear body (has military gas tank). Has rear PTO and gearbox.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/spartanburg-willys-cj-3b-jeep-1960/7265158675.html

“Vintage Collectible CJ-3B Willys Farm Jeep with PTO. (Power Take Off)
This is partially restored.
Following has been replaced new: tires, radiator, wiring harness, alternator, ignition wires, brakes, rear main seal, overhaul gasket set, horn, switches. All purchased paperwork along with owners manual and service manual.
Have some other new items such as all shifter boots, battery case holder and misc that are included.
This farm jeep runs great and is a rare find.”

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May 1941 Article on a Reporter’s First Jeep Ride

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

In the May 25, 1941, issue of the Des Moines Register, Iowan reporter Donald Grant describes his first ride in a jeep (Ford GP). Also included is a short article about three Iowan kids who died tragically during the previous weekend.

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Leddy Willys MA Model + Ford GA Model **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

This combo sold on eBay for $62.89. It features what appears to be a Leddy Willys MA model jeep + a built Ford GPA (possibly a Leddy model also). I was about to make a $110 bid to buy both just before the auction ended, but then I noticed the model box had no top. I thought that hurt the value, so declined to bid. I may regret that as the chances of finding another Leddy MA model probably isn’t very good.

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1969 RHD Pahrump, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Unfortunately, the driver’s side portion of the body has been hacked. The serial number of 8505025 identifies this as a Right Hand Drive DJ-5.
85: Code for Universal CJ-5
05: Open Body
0: Place holder
2: Right hand drive
5: F-134 with emission equipment (and a data plate confirms the emission equipment).

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/pahrump-1969-military-police-jeep-right/7258838018.html

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“1969 Military Police Jeep Right Hand Drive DJ5
We started to restore it but no longer have the time.
4 New Military Tires put on
New Carburetor put on needs to be adjusted
New hoses, fan belt, air in take hose to go on.
Changed all fluids, did tune up.
2 New Seats to go in, plus an extra bus seat for the back.
I started to sand it to have it rhino lined military green. We also have vendor for windshield glass & gasket.
Asking $5000 OBO”

 

 
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1950 CJ-V35U Hawkinsville, GA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This could use some work, but runs and drives.

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“Rare 1950 CJ-V35/U military jeep used by the Marines and Navy, only 1,000 produced. This one is the 552 produced. The CJ-V35/U is one of the rarest military Jeeps ever built by Willys. This would be a good addition to your military vehicle collection.

The Jeep is in good running condition. It has new radiator, generator, exhaust pipe & muffler, carburetor. The Jeep is 12 volts and has the original hood and headlight bezels. Tires are in good condition with little wear. The floorboards have been replaced, but with plate metal instead of replacement panels. The cutout between the 2 seats is where the generator was mounted for the radio.

The passenger side of the jeep needs some TLC. Looks like there was a spare tire on that side at one time. Both cowl side steps have places that has rusted holes. This is the only place on the Jeep that has rust through. The gas gauge and speedometer need to be hooked up. Included in the auction is the original gas tank and hood. Also include is a new full passenger side repair panel plus all 3 manuals for the Jeep. No title will come with a Georgia Bill of Sale.”

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1943 MB Phoenix, AZ $9200

• CATEGORIES: MB

It seems like a good restoration candidate.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/phoenix-1943-jeep-willy-jpmb/7260477002.html

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“Breakdown:
– Runs and drives on original engine and transmission.
– Mostly Original Parts
– Comes with a ton of history and documentation on the vehicle.
– Perfect starting point for a partial restoration with relatively minimal work.
– Majority of issues are cosmetic (From my understanding)
– It’s an old classic car and needs an owner who loves the jeep heritage and wants to return this vehicle to its original glory.

I am open to best offer and some negotiation. I am unable to deliver the vehicle, it would need to be picked up. I inherited this vehicle from my grandfather and it has been in many small parades. I unfortunately do not have the time to spend on the vehicle and don’t want it to waste away when it could be with someone who will have the time to work on it.”

 
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1950 Bantam T3-C Trailer Cleveland, OH Willoughby, OH $3800

• CATEGORIES: trailer

I’m amazed at the unrestored condition of this trailer.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/tro/d/eastlake-1950-bantam-t3-trailer-jeep/7255729447.html

“Original condition Bantam civilian trailer. Pleas see pics. No title, Bill of Sale. Impossible to find in this original condition.”

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