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The M-38 Rear Patches

• CATEGORIES: Features

Tom pointed out something I didn’t know. Some M-38s have patches along the top of the rear of the M-38 body over both rear vertical seams. This was a technical recommendation was the result of a problem caused by the weight of arctic tops, leading to the separation of the rear body seams.

Below are two unpatched examples:
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This example shows the crude patch example:1953-05-14-mwo-m38-body-patch-lores

This tub looks to have been patched on both sides:

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August 1960 Surrey Contest Ads

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

UPDATE: Advertisements for the summer of 1960 Miss Gotham contest also appeared in newspapers. I also have learned who won the Surrey, but I need to scan the info still.

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CREDIT: August 25, 1960, Chicago Tribune

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CREDIT: August 21, 1960, issue of El Paso Times

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Originally posted May 13, 2020: A contest ad featuring a DJ-3A Surrey appeared in an August 1960 issue of Seventeen Magazine.

“Seventeen 8/1960.
Original magazine page.
NOTE: You are buying a magazine page, a piece of paper. Sheet size given is approximate. [10 1/2 x 13 1/2″]. 2-page ads noted. Occasional small edge splits not affecting image or type may be present.”

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1960 “Go in Snow” Ad for Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

The Ithaca Journal printed this ad on November 10, 1960. Long’s Motor Sales out of Ithaca, New York, paid for the ad. It features an FC-150 and a CJ-5, while also promoting the tv-series Maverick.

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Newgren Brochure Goes For $124.50 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This rare Newgren 3-point lift brochure just sold for $124.50.

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1946 CJ-2A Winthrop, WA $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks in good shape.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/winthrop-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/7130314588.html

“This 1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A presents well with a rebuild/restoration performed by a previous owner. Body work, paint and interior have been refurbished, and it has been converted to 12V electrics. This CJ2A has it’s original “Go Devil” flat head 4 cylinder motor and a like new Bestops soft top. The three speed manual transmission shifts well and all gauges and electrics work as they should. Many spares come with the vehicle, including new brake drums, brake shoes, gauges, a new carb, and many other parts.”

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1954 CJ-3B Marisposa, CA $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Looks like a good price. Maybe it doesn’t run?

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/mariposa-1954-jeep-willys-cj-3b-4×4/7130188822.html

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“Unrestored 1954 Jeep Willy’s CJ-3B 4 wheel drive.
1954 Jeep universal 4
F4-134 Hurricane 4 cylinder engine.
T-90 transmission
Dana 18 transfercase
One piece windshield.
Removable hard top
Original paint
Has extra engine and hardtop
Odometer: 39947
All original unrestored, ran when parked a few years ago. Clean title and DMV, been on non-op.”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Castle Rock, WA $9200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9200.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/castle-rock-cj3b-willys-jeep/7130632756.html

“11953 CJ3B (High Hood). new engine, transmission, transfer case, radiator, gas tank,and wiring loom. Original paint. all original jeep.

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1952 M-38 w/Trailer Colville, WA $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks like a nice combo.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colville-1952-korean-war-jeep-with/7125810785.html

“1952 Korean War Jeep with trailer and second set of tires in beautiful condition. Serious inquiries only.”

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1947 CJ-2A Fountain Hills, AZ $11,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/fountain-hills-1947-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7129869848.html

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“This 1947 Willy’s CJ-2A was acquired in 2017 from a family that had reportedly used it for decades at a cabin near Fort Collins, Colorado. This jeep still has its original 1947 Colorado license plate as well as a current AZ plate and title.

Finished in gray, the Jeep is powered by the infamous 134ci “Go Devil” inline-four teamed with a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The engine runs smoothly and starts effortlessly. 4 Wheel drive works easily and hubs lock smoothly.

This Willy’s could be used as a trail runner for hunters/shooters or even something just to cruise to the local store or car show on the weekends. It could easily be converted into a rock-crawlers dream. The decision is up to the buyer…
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1950 CJ-3A Brush Prairie, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/13/2019) Appears solid. Has an F-head.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/brush-prairie-1950-willys-jeep-cj3/7122860167.html

“Willy’s Jeep cj3. Very nice condition, no rust lots of extra parts.
Would be a great restore project or use for off roading.
All systems work including 4wd. Clean Title”

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1942 GPW Tujunga, CA $18,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

Lacks combat rims.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/tujunga-1942-gpw/7130298859.html

“1942 FORD GPW
Frame off restoration
matching tub and frame
Engine is Willys
recently rebuilt engine and tranny”

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CJ-5s and M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1964 CJ-5 North Palm Beach, FL $4800: https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/north-palm-beach-jeep-cj5/7121996483.html
  2. 1968 CJ-6 Chowchilla, CA $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/165377588105162/
  3. 1955 CJ-5 Kingsport, TN: https://tricities.craigslist.org/pts/d/rogersville-1955-jeep-willys/7108167885.html
  4. 1977 CJ-5 San Luis Obispo, CA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185815946161419/
  5. 1967 CJ-5 Yuma, AZ $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168312124602928/
  6. Year? CJ-5 Taylor Ranch, NM No Price: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bar/d/albuquerque-1948-jeep-willys-sell-or/7128758467.html
  7. 1959 CJ-5 Oro Valley, AZ $3500: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/tucson-1959-willy-jeep-for-sale-or/7126591744.html
  8. 1966 CJ-5 Sun Valley, CA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/528979264460788/
  9. 1960 CJ-5 San Luis Obispo, CA $4700: https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-luis-obispo-1960-willys-jeep-cj5/7128207501.html
  10. 1957 CJ-5 Santa Paula, CA $3000: https://ventura.craigslist.org/pts/d/santa-paula-1957-jeep-willy/7130280949.html

M-38A1s:

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Lynchburg, VA $17,500: https://lynchburg.craigslist.org/snw/d/penhook-willys-jeep-1953-m38a1/7124264126.html
  2. 1954 M-38A1 Coeur D’Alene, ID $16,000: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/coeur-alene-military-m38a1-jeep-1954/7130649389.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Charlotte, NC $11,900: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/ctd/d/statesville-1952-jeep-willys-m38-parade/7127833401.html
  4. 1964 M-38A1 Asheville, NC $2700: https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/dearing-1964-jeep-cj3b/7124017320.html
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Porterville, CA $7500: https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/porterville-1953-jeep-m38a1-cj5/7125976470.html
  6. 1963 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $2900: https://tucson.craigslist.org/ctd/d/tucson-willy-jeep-military-issue/7128338725.html
  7. 1953 M-38A1 La Habra, CA $500: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/la-habra-jeep/7128289017.html
 
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Meyer Hardtop Stevens Point, WI $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $400.

This Meyer hardtop for a CJ-5 is for sale. Contact Contact Dan @ 715-347-0414

“Hard Top from a 57  CJ5. Complete with doors. All glass is good. $400 dollars or best offer.”

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CJ-3A Koenig Hardtop Meridian, ID $650

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Looks solid, Jeep NOT for sale.

https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/meridian-koenig-hard-top/7125703805.html

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“Koenig Iron Works Hard Top. Originally for a CJ3A, I modified it slightly to fit my CJ3B. It can be reverted back with very little work. I had all new shatter proof auto glass and seals installed several years ago. Rear lift gate opens and latches open perfectly. Doors have roll up/down windows. Driver’s side doesn’t go down the last 2″ or so when the interior door panels are on – the arm catches on something. I never worried about it since the top was only on in the winter time.

The door latches work fine but are not the kind that lock. The inside of the roof has the brackets to put a headliner in there if you want one. Top comes apart (sides, lift gate, doors, roof) for easy, out of the way storage, and bolts back together easily. It’s a solid top, but the paint is starting to chip a little bit. Get this now so you’re warm and dry next winter! It is currently off the Jeep and ready to be picked up. $650 OBO.”

 
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Koenig 550 CJ-5 Hardtop Chewelah, WA $400

• CATEGORIES: Alaska Or Rust Trip • TAGS: .

Could be worth a look.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/chewelah-jeep-hard-top-complete-cj5/7124861786.html

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“Will fit Willys flat fenders thru CJ5 -Willys to 1983 Jeeps
Late 70’s-early 80’s a little modification on brackets that attach to window frame (because Window frames taper on sides)
Jeep metal cab complete
Excellent condition
Roll up windows Driver and Passenger side
Sliding windows rear drivers/passenger sides
Rear hatch for tailgate or solid back works on both
All windows 100% no cracks or pits
No Rust, everything works just bolt together
Can deliver for added fee”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Santa Clarita, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

Has a modified body.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/d/santa-clarita-1949-jeep-willys-cj2a/7130583720.html

“1949 Jeep Willys cj2a Jeep tub plus accessories, including gill, hood, soft top and doors, fenders, tires, gas tank, windshield (no glass). Everything but the engine. Great starter project! Must take all. $500 OBO”

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1949 Truck JeepRod Columbus, OH $19,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Looks like a nice ride. For the price, the inside could use some work.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/columbus-1949-jeep-willys/7117114748.html

“Chevy powered on s10 frame. 355 automatic 350 turbo. May trade for 50s cars or trucks.
Very fast.”

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1946 CJ-2A Clarkston, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/06/2020) Has a Bobcat fiberglass hood and some other updates. This was in some kind of accident last year.

https://lewiston.craigslist.org/bar/d/uniontown-1946-cj2a-willys-jeep/7117958087.html

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“Up for sale or trade I have my 1946 cj2a Willy’s Jeep. It has a newer clutch, a small rancho lift , 33×12.50 mud tires not in the best shape. Newer seats , aftermarket gauges and a relatively new rebuild motor before I owned it. Fiberglass hood and front fenders, gas tank relocated behind driver and passenger seat.
Onto the bad …

I was in an accident last summer in which it was declared totaled and I bought it back. I haven’t received a letter stating it has been totaled so I have not been able to get the new salvage title. There was very little damage actually to the Jeep at all, it simply popped the transmission out of gear at the high low neutral stick and so it was determined the transmission was toast which is why it was totaled. Later on while trying to get it working I realized the shift fork was straight up and down but the shifter appeared in high, long story short and a couple wrench turns later and it was like nothing had happened. I’ve driven it 100 miles or more since the repair and nothing has malfunctioned.
It needs wheel studs and lug nuts replaced that broke off.

The seats need to be adjusted because it requires a very short person or someone flexible because the pedals are so close and they are all mechanical. It wears your legs out pretty fast.
I’m looking for either 3,000 or a reliable vehicle for going in the woods, I’ll considered most ideas if the vehicle is in good shape with lower miles. Text or call during regular day hours”

 

 
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1960 FC-150 Elizabethon, TN $2100

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/04/2020) John spotted this FC with some tall wheels in the back.

https://tricities.craigslist.org/cto/d/elizabethton-jeep-fc150/7118049253.html

“Rare Jeep Forward Control FC150 4X4. Great for parts or project car. $2100”

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January 1958 Willys News

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

The January 1958 issue of Willys News includes a rare article on the Willys Economy Delivery Truck, which was new for 1958.

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Learn(ing) About Blitz Buggies

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

This post began as a single newspaper photo and caption titled “Learn About Blitz Buggies”  that Mario posted to Facebook. Just before I readied the post, I figured I’d see if there was a better quality version of the photo he posted.

To my surprise, when I searched for “About Blitz Buggies”, the results returned numerous seemingly press release photos over the summer and fall of 1941. No credit for the photos are provided. Given the titles are mostly identical and all showed various soldiers “working” (but probably posing) in front  Ford GPs, I can’t help but wonder if this was a subtle campaign by Ford Motors to encourage the adoption of the Ford GP “Blitz Buggy” by the military.

So, here are some random newspaper photos from 1941 (there are many more during 1941).

June 26, 1941, Manhattan Mercury out of Kansas:

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June 17, 1941, Montgomery Advertiser out of Alabama (looks to me like the same person as above, yet the caption shows a different name):

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August 16, 1941, Star Gazette out of Elmira, New York:

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August 24, 1941, Austin American out of Texas (that Ford logo looks a little too obvious):

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1947? Photo of a CJ-2A Spraying in South Dakota

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

Taken by Jay Higgins on May 28, 1947, and published by the USDA Forest Service, this photo is shared on archive.org. The confusing part is that this is a May 1947 photo, but CJ-2As with passenger side bow holders weren’t supposedly built until 1948. The photo does not appear reversed, as the reflector is on the correct side in the rear.

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2 – 1954 Willys Commercial Data Fact Books on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Two different 100+page Willys Commercial Data Fact Books on eBay. One is listed at $95.99 and the other at $159.99. I’ve never seen one of these, so I’m not sure all of what is inside them.

  1. This appears to have more cover wear than the 2nd one and priced at $95.99.
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  2. This one is the more expensive one at $159.99.
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The interior pics appear the same for both:
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1952 CJ-3A(?) Vancouver, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is an odd one.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-1952-willys-jeep/7129903964.html

“Perfect for someone wanting to restore an old classic. Obviously needs work. Very confident the engine will still run. In its non-running life it’s spent most of its life under cover.”

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1951 M-38 Sinclair, ME $11,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

(05/23/2019) Includes a canvas top.

“1951 M38 Willys Military Jeep. Really nice condition. 24 volt. Radio,antenna. Have military top and doors also.”

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