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1961 International Harvester Scout Vs. Jeep Booklet

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

In March of 1961 it appears that Willys Motors released a 4-page brochure that compared the jeeps vs. the International Harvester Scout. The IH Scout made it’s debut in late 1960, so Willys didn’t waste much time in producing the document in response to the Scout’s release.

In turn, IH didn’t waste time in publishing it’s own comparison with a technical booklet over 40 pages long. I’m not entirely sure for whom this document was intended, engineers? Sales force? Management? For Marketing so it could distill the information for the sales force?

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February 1948 “See How Much More You Get” Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This “See How Much More You Get” advertisement appeared in the February 1948 issue of the Farm Journal. It measures 8.5″ x 11″. Both the half and full version of the top appear to be Worman tops.

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This same ad appeared in the February 1948 issue of Successful Farming. It also likely appeared in the February or March 1948 issue of Country Gentleman.

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T. Cohn Superior Plastic/Metal Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

T. Cohn made a wide number of toys, but this is the only example of a jeep that I’ve run across. It’s about 5″ long.

View all the information on eBay

“This is a great hard plastic military jeep which also has a metal base, free rolling wheels and nice detail. It is marked “Made in Gr Britain” on both sides of each wheel and it would appear that this toy is missing a “driver” and an “antenna” ?

This toy has great olive drab marbled hard plastic and the brittle windshield is not damaged. It does not retract and it does not appear that this was intended to do so. There is no glue residue, stressed portions or repairs. This item is offered as found.

The entire toy measures approx. 5 inches long. This toy shows the slightest soiling and it is a very hard to find item. It is offered as found with a number of other vintage hard plastic, diecast metal, rubber and other vehicle related toys. These items all dated from the late 1940’s to the late 1960’s.”

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1951 Slide of CJ-3A from Venezuela on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is a great early photo of a CJ-3A out of Venezuela.

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“1 Original slide as shown. K5 013 Amazing old car JEEP WILLYS Caripito Monagas Venezuela 1951 Red Border Kodachrome”

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1946 CJ-2A Arlington, KS $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

This may be worth a look. Only the one pic is provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/311730403554953/

“1946 willys jeep its been in the faimly forever now but we are running out if space indoors for out vehicles. Kept inside, no rust, great condition, all matching numbers, super rare,”

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1947 CJ-2A Eureka Springs, AR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1358790634512522

“$7,000. O.B.O. we can talk WwII Willys 1947 All original runs great drives great”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Republic, MO $4500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

It appears to have some driver’s side rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306636680375920/

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A really solid rebuilt motor and transmission new clutch good tires runs good and drives good bill of sale only.”

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1949 CJ-3A LIberty, TX $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Engine is locked.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1013420722408603/

“1949 Willy’s Jeep . Running gear transmission clutch and differential is good. Has engine but it is locked . In good condition.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1964 Wagon w/ Trailer Colorado Springs, CO $17,000: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/trailer-and-1964-jeep-willys-wagon/7150832444.html
  2. 1957 Wagon Hilo, Big Island, HI $14,800: https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/cto/d/hilo-1957-willys-wagon/7150846707.html
  3. 1953 Wagon Kawaihae, Big Island, HI $25,000: https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/atq/d/kamuela-1953-standard-jeep-willys-wagon/7152403082.html
  4. 1951 Wagon Diamond, MO $17,500: https://joplin.craigslist.org/cto/d/diamond-willys-jeep-overland/7152188832.html
  5. 1961 Wagon Delta, Co $13,700: https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/delta-1961-willys-wagon-4×4/7154299489.html
  6. 1955 Sedan Delivery Wagon Creston, CA $6500: https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/creston-1955-wilys-delivery-project/7153043263.html
  7. 1951 Wagon Alden, IA $6000: https://desmoines.craigslist.org/for/d/alden-1951-willys-jeep/7148094152.html
  8. 1959 Wagon Beaumont, CA $18,450: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/137445654263062/
  9. 2 Wagons and 1 Truck projects Phoenix, AZ Make Offer: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/d/phoenix-willys/7155326382.html
  10. 1956 Wagon Salem, OR $1000: https://salem.craigslist.org/pts/d/salem-1956-willys-wagon-jeep/7153793785.html
  11. 1956 Wagon Sonora, CA $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/205170380745839/
  12. 1955 Wagon San Jose, CA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2681707585408010/
  13. 1953 Wagon Tucson, AZ $2750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3655016701182285/
  14. 1953 Wagon Santa Paula, CA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/954874308317249/
  15. 1957 Wagon Westerville, OH $1500: https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/westerville-1957-willys-overlander/7147566317.html
  16. 1959 Wagon Parker CO $4000: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/parker-1959-willys-wagon/7149996081.html
  17. 1954 Wagon w/ diesel Parkway? San Fernando Valley, CA $10,000: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/los-angeles-willys-wagon-diesel/7146423621.html
  18. 1949 Wagon San Angelo, TX $1400: https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-angelo-1949-willyswagon/7154046175.html Has a rare set of hub lok hubs.

TRUCKS:

  1. 1950 Truck Bridgewater, SD $13,500: https://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/bridgewater-1950-willys-overland-pickup/7143068401.html
  2. 1947 Truck Sauk Centre, MN $6500: https://stcloud.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sauk-centre-1947-willys-jeep-pick-up/7151885553.html
  3. 1949 Truck Arvada, CO $7000: https://denver.craigslist.org/atq/d/arvada-1949-jeep-willys-truck/7148885175.html
  4. 1953 Truck Valley Springs, CA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181017829847958/
  5. 1953 Truck Shelton, WA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615432489403466/
  6. 1954 Truck Oldtown, ID $5000: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/oldtown-1954-willys/7153849790.html
  7. 1948 Truck Golden Valley, AZ $1250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/241646737126538/
  8. 1962 Truck El Monte, CA $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/514694259476376/
  9. 1947 Truck Sacramento, CA $12,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/203569540718334/
  10. Year? Truck Otis, MA $250: https://westernmass.craigslist.org/grd/d/otis-willy-jeep-pick-up/7153653858.html
  11. 1951 Truck Princeton, MN $1100: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/grd/d/zimmerman-51-willy-truck-field-find/7152159928.html
  12. 1947 Truck Parts Bruceville, TX $500: https://waco.craigslist.org/cto/d/bruceville-1947-first-gen-willys-jeepno/7136662668.html
 
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1947 Drag Jeep Visalia, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

Looks drag ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/634576923938259/

“1947 Jeep Willy’s · Other_body_style · Driven 1,000 miles 1947 Willy jeep. Newer 406. Turbo 400 trans with brake. Fiberglass body. 12500 obo. Possible trade for a 68-72 blazer”

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Parts Glendora, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I’m not sure what is priced at $500 (each item, all items?)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/867070000463072/

“Jeep cj 2a bodies”

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1954 CJ-3B Rockwall, TX $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/28/2020) Looks solid. No description provided.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/rockwall-1954-cj-3b-willys-jeep/7154482462.html

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Year? CJ-2A Brandon, MS $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1001039163658482/

“Jeep Willys; Bill of sale only; Doesn’t run but motor is not locked; surface rust mainly; great project Jeep; buyer is responsible for pickup; no low ballers; no trades; serious inquires only”

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1949 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,500.

(05/12/2020) This is looks like a true frame-off refurb; it does have a few minor mods, such as updated brakes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1435152203359496/

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“Here we have a 1949 willy’s Cj-3a Jeep. Vehicle has 2,609 miles since full frame off restoration. Build started 2/3/09 and was completed 11/29/11. Has been garage kept since 2009. All new parts and some N.O.S. parts. Original 134ci. flathead (L-head) engine with .40 over bore. New cam, crank, and pistons. Built by C. Bremmer in Phoenix.

T-90 three speed manual transmission. Dana 18 transfer case with 29 tooth final gear. Dana 25 front axle with new ring and pinion, yoke and spicer style axles. Dana 44 rear axle with new ring and pinion, yoke and full floating axles.

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Year? CJ-2A Goleta, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/20/2020) If you like side pipes and diamond plating, this might be for you.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/208677596911129/

“Chevy 350/ th350 trans. 44 front and rear axles 4:27 gears. Current registration. Full custom body inside and out. Needs some work but all there and drivable now”

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1953 CJ-3B Round Pond, ME $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2019) Body is rough.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/round-pond-willys-jeep-1953-cj3b/7149323951.html

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“Straight from an island off the coast of Maine is a 1953 Willy’s Jeep (It’s now on the mainland!)
Desirable CJ3B model (only manufactured in ‘53 and ‘54.)
Partially restored; body rough, but engine, frame, and drivetrain solid. Many new parts added to frame and motor. Bag of new parts and manual goes with it.”

 

 
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1954 CJ-3B Atascadero, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available? It has been listed for a couple years.

(03/14/2018) Looks pretty unmolested. I wonder how the floors are.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1031039900612089/

“1954 Willys cj3b flathead 4 cylinder
Runs great
Converted to 12v
Not willing to negotiate the price
This vehicle is in great shape and very rare.’

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Year? CJ-2A Del Rio, NM $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **Still Available**

(06/11/2020) Need work. Engine has been removed.

https://delrio.craigslist.org/grd/d/del-rio-willys-jeep/7133740870.html

“Willys Jeep, CJ2A, L134, 4 Cyl Flathead Engine, all Original, very sturdy, rust in parts but very restorable… I just don’t have the money to finish it… Right now I have the engine out, trying to Rebuild it.. It needs to get on the road again.”

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King Top Manufacturing Company

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

UPDATE: This post has been merged and reworked after I figured out that the two tops were actually related. 

In July of 1963, Fresno-based Automotive Fiberglass Company placed an advertisement in Four Wheeler magazine for its new fiberglass hardtop. I wonder if the builder of this top was also a member of the Fresno Jeep Club?

This is the 1963 ad:

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July 1963 Ad from Automotive Fiberglass

This Automotive Fiberglass top appeared on a CJ-5 for sale in Fresno in 2010. It is the only jeep I’ve seen with an Automotive Fiberglass Top:

CJ-5 with 1963 fiberglass hardtop from Automotive Fiberglass. 

TIMELINE —
July 1963:
Automotive Fiberglass places ad in Four Wheeler Magazine;

November 1963: Top King Manufacturing files design patent for an altered version of the Automotive Fiberglass top;
February 1964: Top King top is advertised in the Four Wheeler Magazine;
September 1964: A more detailed ad is placed in Four Wheeler Magazine.

A few months after the Automotive Fiberglass advertisement, two design patents were filed and assigned to Top King Manufacturing. You’ll note that the rear side-angle has been reversed. The mid-section insert piece for the side was also changed, altered from a triangle shape to a rhombus shape.  Here’s the design patent information from the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office:

 

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November 1963 Design Patent filing for Top King. Note that I haven’t had the time to investigate the designers mentioned in the patent. 

By February 1964, King Top was advertising the newly redesigned top in Four Wheeler Magazine. Curiously, the company listed its name as the Top King Fiberglass Company rather than Top King Manufacturing (could be a relic from the Automotive Fiberglass company days):

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February 1964 Ad from Top King.

Seven months later, this second ad was placed in the September 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The company had corrected its name for the ad back to Top King Manufacturing. Additionally, Top King announced it would soon have flatfender versions of the top available, along with a half cab version. Have any of these survived?

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September 1964 Ad from Top King Manufacturing.

 
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2 Similar, But Different 1946 Willys Wagon Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These two slightly different luggage-plus-people-wagon ads were published in different magazines.

This first was appeared in a 1946 issue of the New Yorker. This family is planning their first post-war vacation. You can view all the information on eBay:

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This second one is from 1946, but the publisher is unknown. This ad includes less luggage for the group’s trip to the ‘big game’.  You can view all the information on eBay:

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Boulder Bouncers Patrol 12 Jeep Club Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping

The buy-it-now price is a weighty $749.99.

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“VINTAGE Jeep Off-road Car Club Boulder Bouncers Colorado Grille Badge RARE 50s. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. It is 8” wide.

When we moved into our house the original owner had this in the garage on the wall.

He was a founding member of a very early off road club here in boulder Colorado but not sure of the year? There were early 50s Jeep parts in the garage too that have already been sold”

 
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Hemet Cavalcaders Jeep Club Sign on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping

This is an even crazier price at $1,149.99 (priced to sell??). Was this the original name of the Hemet Jeep Club, with the Cavalcaders portion of the name dropped at some point?

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“Old School, Hemet/San Jacinto Valley – Jeep Cub sign. “Hemet California Cavalcaders.’ – 1940s – The Cavalcaders, were one of the FIRST 4×4 Clubs in the USA! …An ultra-rare item.

9” in diameter, was generally mounted to the Willys’ Jeep door. Cool & Beautiful.

Priced to sell. 2-minor scratches. TAC numbered and officially authenticated! The real dealio – not a fake knock-off!

Antique – 1940s, Hemet CA., “Cavalcaders” – 9″ Round Door – JEEP Club Sign – ultra-rare!

The Hemet Cavalcaders Jeep Club was one of the first four-wheel drive clubs – in the United States, dating back to the late 1940s. Many Club-members affixed these signs to their doors to highlight their club.”

 
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1962 CJ-3B McLouth, KS $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/302653284451505/

“1962 Willys CJ-3B. 4cyl, 3sp manual, 4wd. Starts runs and drives good.”

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1949 CJ-3A Tulsa, OK $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks like a solid build.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/twin-oaks-1949-willys-jeep-cj-3a/7153835034.html

“Complete restoration, 4.3 v6, power steering, new drivetrain, Micky Thompson T/W. Less than 20 miles on build. Make offer”

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1954 CJ-3B Minneapolis, MN $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

More pics would be welcome.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/minneapolis-1954-jeep-willys-cj3b/7154075617.html

“Selling my beautiful jeep willys. This is one of a kind. It was restored 5 years ago. You must see to appreciate.”

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