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April 1955 Willys News

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

Lots of fun articles in this April 1955 issue.

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1950 Photos of Austin Champ Tests on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: There are now several photos on eBay that were taken during the testing of the Austin Champ.

1. Photo of prototype Champ from the passenger side

“Motor car jeep. Size of photo 8″ x 10.3”

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2. Photo of an Austin Champ prototype from the front.

“Motor car jeep. Size of photo 8.1″ x 10.2″ 1950-07-26”

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1954 “In Uruguay” Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Still Available.

(004/09/2019) This two-page ad is supposed to be from a 1954 magazine. The seller does not provide the magazine or specific issue date.

View all the information on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Livonia, MI $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Nice jeep with a replacement body and a few safety features.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509675806521080/

“I have been over this Jeep and fixed or replaced everything that was wrong with it. I rebuilt the motor starting with a brand new block and everything bolted to it is either new or restored. It was going to live at our family cabin and be used for fishing and canoeing but then Jeep came out with the Gladiator and I just don’t need two Jeeps.”

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1950 CJ-3A Newcastle, WY $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Needs carb work, but could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/484368099167428/

“CJ3A with a Buick V6. Comes with a decent bikini top, full soft top and doors. Dual exhaust. Needs carb work. 32×10.50×15 tires. Very little rust. $4500”

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1951 CJ-3A Phelan, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2607232012708322/

“1951 willy’s cj3a 327 chevy Muncie 4 speed dana 44 front and rear runs and drives”

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1948 CJ-2A El Cajon, CA $1250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be some value here. This might have a DJ-3A grille, based on the size of the parking lights.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/170334480869084/

“1948 willys 2A with Buick v6. Been sitting for 15 years. Motor ran when parked. Floor pan is rusted. Cool little jeep needs some love. Unfortunately I have too many projects. I haven’t been able to find the pink slip so a bill of sale is all I have.”

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1942 Flattie Buena Park, CA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

I think I’ve listed this before, but can’t find it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/848747005595447/

“1942 Jeep Willies. -turbo 350 trans 350 crate motor 330 horse 9 inch high pinion Dana 300 2.0fox shocks coil over New altimeter gauges new paint and powder coated roll bar new tires much more”

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1946 CJ-2A Vernal, UT $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(10/09/2019) No town specified in the ad.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461626431097028/

“1946 CJ2 -A Willys Jeep, runs great, comes with a cab with doors, soft top, 12 ply tires foam filled, tow bar. The electrical system was converted to 12 volt. Great for hunting going on narrow trails. Originally used for mountain lion hunting. Basically it will go almost anywhere on trails, fun to drive on the mountain or in the hills”

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1974 DJ-5 Powell Butte, OR $1800

• CATEGORIES: News

If it runs, it’s likely a good price. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/808128536275012/

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2012 Sand Jeep Mira Loma, CA $30,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks like fun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/740361653135496/

“Stroker 350 SBC, Turbo 400, Manual Art Carr Valve Body, Ford 9inch Strange Heavy 3rd Member. Currie 300m 35 Spline Axels. Pro Am Front Suspension and Brakes. Pro Am Rack and Electric Power Steering. Too much to list..super clean fun reliable toy . Make me an offer located in norco ca”

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1948 CJ-2A Nucia, CO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It runs, so there may be value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/779344422560727/

“1948 Jeep CJ2A. Original 4 cylinder flathead. Runs but needs a new gas tank . Cancer on floorboards. I can take more pictures of whatever you want to see. Unfortunately I do not have the title”

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1950 CJ-3A Kettle Falls, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/584325192345745/

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1973 CJ5PEX(?) Ellensburg, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

Not sure how the seller came up with the model number “CJ5PEX”. I’d be surprised if this wasn’t a DJ-5. This thing sure has an unusual style.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/582077599000346/

“Sweetie is for sale!!! Start your own ice cream business. Drive the streets, do events, weddings, parties ect! Great and inexpensive chance to own your own business. Inventory available. 6 cylinder motor. Inverter to run freezer. Set up and Ready to go”

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1946 CJ-2A Orangevale, CA $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2019) This has a Suzuki Samarai chassis, but it’s not easy to tell that from the pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/511534189610150/

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“1946 Willys CJ2A street legal rubicon trail runner with suzuki samurai chassis and sidekick fuel injected 1600 engine 5 speed trans, 5 to 1 transfer case, runs awesome, power steering, 35′ tires, power 4 wheel disc brakes chromoly axles, rear locker, yj jeep springs, disc emergency brake, 22 gal fuel cell, cb radio, hi lift jack and warn 8274”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2019) Has a fiberglass body. Also has an overdrive, but seller notes it does not work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/711490769298003/

“1946 cj2a, new Dana 41 rear end, new rear axle, new shocks, Buick 225 V6 engine. Runs great top is in excellent condition, perfect for the mountains hunting and fishing. Comes with tow bar and many extras. Fiberglass tub. OD does not work, just standard 3 speed.”

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1948 CJ-2A Sweet Home, OR $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/30/2019) Will build suit to fit? I’m not sure what that means.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1102447510097485/

“Flat fender CJ, this project is still in storage will build suit to fit”

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1948 CJ-2A Oroville, CA $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2019) The hubs have me puzzled. As Peter notes, the axles could have been swapped.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2396613957334622/

“Old Navy WW II Jeep
Has running Corvette 327
Have bunch of historical paperwork
Has never been titled in US
Extra large custom gas tank
Needs new brake wheel cylinders
Very light surface rust
New starter
2 sets of tires and wheels
Some spare available (4speed with transfer case) ”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Apache Junction, AZ $10,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/10/2019) There might be enough room under that hood bump to fit a jet engine! Jeep appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/520694025446205/

“Complete restoration a few yrs ago. 119 miles on new willys engine. Have full vinyl enclosure w/doors. Will consider partial trade – have clear title. Located in A.Junction.”

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1951 Yakima Ridge Runners’ Life Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: , .

This May 14, 1951, article “Life Goes Ridgerunning” from Life Magazine used to be posted in full on the Yakima Ridge Runner’s website, but that site appears to be no longer active. So, you’ll find it below.

If you’ve never seen the color footage of the Ridge Runners jeeping in the Cascade Mountains, that’s worth a throwback look: http://www.ewillys.com/2011/03/29/2-more-videos-from-jpzombie-com/

And, there’s the widely circulated set of two videos that may have been filmed at the same time the writers of the magazine article were visiting Yakima (video 1 and video 2)

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1956 Brochure for the New CJ-6

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This form W-242-6 highlighted the new CJ-6’s additional 50% more cargo area. This isn’t the best example of this brochure, as it has some fading at the top and right side.

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1956 DJ-3A Brochures on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

An eBay seller has four 1956 DJ-3A brochures for sale (should be Form W241-6), each for $7.99 plus $3 shipping. That’s the best price I’ve seen in a while. The below pics are from scans I’ve done (not the seller’s scans).

View all the information on ebay

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1944 MB Colorado Springs, CO $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Looks solid, but lacks combat rims. No pics provided of the engine.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/atq/d/colorado-springs-1944-willys-jeep-mb/7059949708.html

“An incredibly clean and functioning 1944 Willys MB Jeep. This little sweetheart is exceptionally clean. The body is completely free of rust. The top and seats are in great condition. The engine does not leak oil or coolant. The engine runs nicely and starts reliably. The Jeep turns heads wherever it shows up. Truly a wonderful piece of Americana”

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1961 CJ-5 Billings, MY $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Seller must sell.

https://billings.craigslist.org/cto/d/billings-1961-willys-cj5/7060681042.html

“1961 Willy’s CJ5. Runs Great, drives good lots of new parts. Moving out of state must sale. replaced brake master cylinder, front brake cylinder, front brake shoes, new headlight switch, went threw wiring, is converted to 12 volt, new tail lights, new blinker switch, new shifter boots and knobs, new fuel tank and sender, new carb, new aluminum radiator and thermostat. Jeep needs some more minor work.”

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1953 CJ-3B Snohomish, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

The ad has a ‘ran-when-parked’ comment, which suggests it doesn’t run?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/snohomish-willys-1953/7059816366.html

“cj3b willys high hood ,nice project jeep,veyy little rust ,in my garage for last 15 years , came from yakama, its a project i will never do , it needs a new home , it ran when parked ,95 percent stock , do not email”

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