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Dale Model, Inc., Model Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models
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Dale Model Co. Cast model jeep

Our normally dull lives were upended last week as a neighbor dog we watched during the day passed away, then our dog Zollie suffered a slipped disc, meaning he needs some special attention, and one of Ann’s relatives suddenly landed into the middle of a messy divorce, with Ann lending a hand in that process.

Amongst all of that, on Wednesday I spotted an unusual model jeep for sale for only $15. The seller lived a few hours away from me in Portland, so I expressed interest and sent her an email, asking if she could mail it. A 67-year-old woman named Jan responded with an email explaining that it was her deceased husband’s jeep and that she has some medical issues that would prohibit her from mailing it. This led to more emails between us, as it took me a while to identify the jeep (A Dale Model Co. jeep, which is a derivative of a Fromburg model jeep). As we got to know each other better, I decided to drive to Portland and meet her. She just seemed like a nice person.

I ended up spending a couple hours with Jan, learning about her much older husband (he was born in 1914), about his teenage years working in the CCC in Oregon, his Navy experience in Hawaii during WWII building plane hangars and his long work as an engineer with the city of Portland, erecting buildings, parks and fountains.

We also walked through some of the stuff she has left to sell (she’s downsizing), most of which isn’t really worth much. However, she does have an cool machete from her husband that has a leather sheath. I had a suspicion that it might be something of value, as it has a great weight to it. She was willing to give it to me and have me pay her once we figured out a value. I told her I was concerned that it was quite valuable and beyond my budget, but I took some pics and promised I would figure out what it was.

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#128 Collins & Sons Legitimus Machete and a #13 Leather Scabarrd.

Last night when I returned home I did some research, discovering the machete is a Collins & Sons Legitimus 27″ Machete #128 with a number #13 leather scabbard. It was likely made around 1941. Values range from up to a couple hundred dollars, though that’s someone’s asking price on eBay. I reported my findings to her and we struck a fair deal, one that includes returning to Portland to help her with some more of her stuff.

So, in the end, that little $15 jeep will cost me more than $200 after gas, food and the cost of the machete! But, helping someone out and making a new friend seems worth the cost.

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Size comparison between the Al-toy CJ-2A and the Dale Model Co WWII jeep.

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Late 1940s Willys Sign Peoria, IL $3800

• CATEGORIES: Features

Has working neon.

https://peoria.craigslist.org/atq/d/peoria-willys-jeep-porcelain-neon-sign/7018335865.html

“Willys Jeep porcelain sign with an original can single sided. 70″ X 35″ X 10″. No touch ups.”

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1952 M-38 Eagle Creek, OR $8900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: price dropped to $8900.

(06/14/2019) Looks solid.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/eagle-creek-1952-jeep-willy-fantastic/7020899644.html

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“Classic Willys Jeep with a New V6 engine and chrome wheels. great condition runs and drives great!”

 
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1945 MB Eugene, OR $9500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

(11/03/2019) Not a perfect specimen, but could be worth a look.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/eugene-1945-willys-jeep-mb/7021028470.html

“1945 WWII Willys Jeep MB
-Flathead 4 Cylinder w/manual transmission.
-12 volt conversion
-Clean title in hand
-Full frame off restoration
-Not original windshield. It currently has a CJ2A windshield.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lee’s Summit, MO $7995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of description, but nothing specific about this particular jeep.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/ctd/d/kansas-city-1948-willys-jeep-price/7018027438.html

“1948 Willys Jeep ready to drive and ride”

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1970 M-151A2 High Desert, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-151 • TAGS: , .

No description provided.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/phelan-military-jeep-m151a2/7021457189.html

“M151A2 Uncut”

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1945 GPW Chula Vista, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(10/12/2019) Has potential.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/pts/d/chula-vista-jeep-gpw/7020271085.html

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“45 jeep Willys ford GPW flat fender
Clean title, non op
Has ford 302 5.0 v8
Has t90 3 speed trans
This jeep is perfect to fully build, straight body and frame
Project

Needs:
Gas tank, brake system n linkage, clutch linkages, exhaust system, deep clean. Engine was rebuilt but then bent push rod(loose rocker arm)”

 
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1975 CJ-6 Prescott Valley, AZ $3300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3300.

(04/24/2019) Frame has been reinforced.

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/prescott-valley-1975-jeep-cj6/7020313445.html

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“I’m selling my 1975 Jeep CJ6. It’s a great Jeep with the reliable 258 I6 engine. It has about 50k miles since rebuilt. The transmission is a 3 speed with a new clutch kit that’s 1 year old.
Factory Disc Brake Setup
New Smittybilt Rear Seat
The body is a little beat here and there. The door opening on the passenger side was modified at one time. The frame has many reinforcements from the past owner. It’s a great Jeep but I have too many.”

 

 
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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1951 Wagon Ada Lowell, MI $15,995: https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/pts/d/lowell-1951-willys-overland-jeep-wagon/7019866526.html
  2. 1964 Wagon Los Angeles, CA $5000: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/canyon-country-64-jeep-willy-wagon/7011040887.html
  3. 1962 Wagon Santa Cruz, CA $3000: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/mount-hermon-willys-wagon/7020279455.html
  4. 1951 Wagon Salina, KS $4250: https://salina.craigslist.org/pts/d/gypsum-1951-willys-wagon/7018080580.html
  5. 1948 Wagon Boulder Creek, CA $700: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/boulder-creek-1948-willies-wagon/7018409254.html
  6. 1962 Wagon Boise, ID $2300: https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/boise-1962-willys-wagon/7016813113.html
  7. 1956 Wagon Bigfork, MT $1500: https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/somers-1956-willys-wagon/7017601619.html
  8. 1959 Wagon Project Sams Valley, OR $2800: https://medford.craigslist.org/bar/d/talent-1959-willys-wagon-ford-460-trade/7015364800.html
  9. 1956 Wagon Sacramento, CA $1400: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/el-dorado-1950-willys-wagon/7020818198.html
  10. Year? Wagon San Diego, CA $1950: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/pts/d/willys-station-wagon-to-be-rebuilt/7002776176.html

TRUCKS:

  1. 1951 Wagon Tulsa, OK $8500: https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/wagoner-1951-willys-pickup-truck-2wd/7017590540.html
  2. 1952 Truck North Branch, MN $7700: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/north-branch-1952-willys-truck/7016894211.html
  3. 1947 Truck Longview, TX No Price: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/longview-willys-overland-jeep-pickup/7017675323.html
  4. Year? Truck Tucson, AZ $2500: https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/tucson-52-willys-truck/7020058287.html
  5. 1957 Truck Portland, OR $1250: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-jeep-willys-truck-1957/7008843944.html
  6. Year? Truck Ellensburg, WA $500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/ellensburg-willys-pickup/7017077495.html
  7. Year? Truck Project Cashmere, WA $1200: https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/pts/d/cashmere-willys-pickup/7019628372.html
  8. 1955 Truck Shingletown, CA $1795: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/millville-1955-willys-4×4-u/7019430178.html
 
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1947 CJ-2A Alto, MI $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a V6.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/alto-1947-willys-cj2a/7018370184.html

“- solid Colorado Willys
– 225 v6
– new springs, shocks & brakes”

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1942 MB Grass Valley, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has updates.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/grass-valley-42-willys/7020935011.html

“New tires wheels 4 wheel disc brakes lines and master shocks springs exhaust ring & pinion bearings u joins training clutch sets top windshield and lots more,can send more pictures”

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Year? M-38/CJ-3A Project Camas, WA $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

It may be a mix of 3A and M-38 parts.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/camas-1947-jeep-willy/7019566348.html

“1947 Jeep Willy Project”

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1956 CJ-6 Ferndale, CA $1400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Unclear what value is here.

https://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/d/ferndale-1956-cj6/7019894283.html

“1956 Jeep CJ6, F head 4 cylinder, headlights recessed M170 grill, storage last 6 years, as is where is.”

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1949? CJ-2A Carmen, ID $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

(05/31/2019) This is a CJ-2A (or possible 3A) that’s had a CJ-3B body added to it.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/carmen-high-hood-jeep/7020966810.html

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“Ready for summer cruising or head to Moab-1949 cj2a converted to cj3b, the rare high hood.Fresh rebuilt 1967 225 dauntless V-6 with headers.tilt column,new (rebuilt mustang steering gear,warn over drive hydraulic clutch firewall mounted master cylinder,two tanks (one is new), full roll cage,almost new 31×9.50 15 super swamper tires new high capacity aluminum radiator new heater windshield electric wiper motors upholstery front and rear paint and carb. weather has not been nice enough for me to drive it yet after build -soon I hope. but it drove good and four wheel worked well before build”

 

 
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1942 GPW? Live Oak, CA $1200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.

(11/02/2019) Seller needs to sell. No rear full floaters.

https://yubasutter.craigslist.org/cto/d/live-oak-1942-jeep-willy/7012153154.html

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“Price reduced to $1,800. Will be sold to the first person that can pick up this weekend.
$2,500 obo
1942 Military Jeep Willy
4 cylinder Chev motor, which runs. Transmission is bad, but there is a good replacement transmission included, ready for install. Flip-back headlights so you can work on engine at night. No paperwork. Tow ready. Pick up in Live Oak.”

 
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1943 MB Rohnert Park, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(10/17/2019) Doesn’t run. Has a Pinto engine.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/penngrove-1943-willys-mb-4×4-military/7019507466.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-6 Auburn, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(09/03/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/auburn-cj6-project-dropped-price-to-2800/7020471217.html

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“This cj6 is missing the engine tranny and transfer case
It has steering already moved fwd.
It seems stock orherwise
These are rare. Im only considering selling because i have to many vehicles.
If i dont get asking price i will just keep it and get to it next yr. So price is firm.”

 
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Fiberglass CJ-5 Tub Pittsburg, CA $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2019) The pics suggest it is in pretty good shape.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/oakley-cj5-fiberglass-tub/7019578994.html

” have a fiberglass CJ5 tub It’s in good overall shape and would make a great replacement tub.”

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1954 CJ-3B Hayward, CA $1399

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1399.

(12/17/2018) Seems to be a project.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/hayward-1954-willys-jeep-high-hood/7019737822.html

“Hi i have a willys jeep high hood. It has its original motor n transmission.”

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CJ-5 & Snow Plow Livingston Manor, NY $300

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this ‘free’ jeep with a $300 snow plow. Looks like a good deal. The Meyer top alone makes this a good price.

https://catskills.craigslist.org/pts/7020554297.html

“Snow plow for Jeep. Simple but works. Comes with FREE JEEP. It ran when I parked it. Has a flat head 4cyl engine.”

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No Updates Saturday Morning

• CATEGORIES: News

I spent Friday driving to Portland to pick up a Dale Model die cast jeep, so no time to do updates. More on the jeep Sunday morning. Enjoy your weekend!

 
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1957? Family of 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I bought this brochure years ago. I’m glad I did, because I think I’ve only seen one other appear on eBay. The is high on my list of favorites. It’s a high quality print job on textured paper. The downside of the textured paper is that I had to manipulate the images to turn them into decent scans, but doing so made the yellows brighter than they ought to be.

This brochure has no date, but given that includes the FC-150 and FC-170 models and labels those models “New”, then my guess is this brochure was published in mid-to-late 1957. Curiously, the brochure also includes the new ‘Hockey Stick’ style 2-Wheel Drive Wagon, but doesn’t mention that the design is new or anything about ‘Maverick’.

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1953 Truck Aubrey, TX $19,800

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Beautiful truck. Does the rear PTO gear box only require two bolts when mounted onto a truck bumper?

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/d/aubrey-1953-willys-jeep-pickup/7010195993.html

“1953 Willy’s Jeep Pickup, 226 CI engine, 3 spd, 4wd, locking hubs, body-off rotissierie restoration correct PTO winch, rare rear PTO, collector’s dream. Excellent condition.”

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1949 CJ-3A? Las Vegas, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(10/11/2019) Looks like a great little jeep. It’s listed as a 2A, but may be a 3A. This was previously listed here.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1949-willys-cj2a/7019420425.html

“Willys CJ2A for sale. Powered by 1973 Ford Pinto 2.0L engine. Comes with 2 soft tops and doors, bikini top, 9500 lb winch. Engine and transmission overhauled. Great vehicle for driving the woods.”

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1950 Jeepster Lafayette, IL $2850

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Could be a good price.

https://springfieldil.craigslist.org/atq/d/west-lafayette-willys-jeepster-1950/7019799834.html

“All Steel Roadster 4Cyl. W/ overdrive, motor turns over, holds water, no battery, frame is good, body is solid, has old side curtains & top frame, 90% complete, needs lots of work,
in Indiana. Fun to drive!”

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