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1949 Jeep Trip from South America to Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

An October 18, 1949, article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram announced Daniel M. Towns decision to drive a jeep from Magallanes, Chile, to Fairbanks, Alaska, then drive to Washington, D.C. He is hoping to be able to cross the Darien Gap rather than boat around it. He plans to use tracks on a jeep to get through the Gap. As of the date of the article, Willys-Overland (or a dealer) had already agreed to supply a jeep.

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A few weeks later, Towns received some advice from Frank Buck, as described in a November 07, 1949, article in the Forth Worth Star-Telegram. Frank Buck died a few months later.

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DJ-3A Front Seat Installation Instructions from 1956

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Documents, Features

Somehow, I never posted these Instructions for installing DJ-3A seats that Terry sent me. So, here they are in a post of there own. These are the official instructions dated June 15, 1956, for the front passenger seat installation on a DJ-3A using Field Kit Attaching Parts No. 696529:

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1946 Ad for Olympic Spark Plugs

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This May 29, 1946, ad out of Australia in “The Bulletin” shows what I believe to be a depiction of two Chinese women driving a jeep.

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“Olympic Spark Plugs Large Full Page Original Advertisement removed from a 1946 Australian Newspaper and in good condition for age having some marks and creases and age yellowing and minor damage around the edges. PLEASE NOTE the minor damage around the edges. Size of the paper which the advertisement is on is 43 cms x 27 cms. It would look good framed on your wall or displayed with your Olympic Spark Plug Collection or if you collect Spark Plug Memorabilia. This advertisement would be hard to find in this size.”

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1967 Flattie Fresno, CA $10,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) Looks like a fun jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/291704732085709/

“1967 jeep 355 sbc Brodix heads Demon carb runs excellent This jeep is street legal..Comes with sand tires Tagged and registered. Would consider partial trade”

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Year? CJ-3A Deadwood, SD $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Forgot to include the link.

(01/28/2012) It’s a crawler.  Unclear if it is road licenses or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2621169658163919/

“Selling my rock crawler one ton running gear 350 fuelie 39.5 super swampers on board air ect..”

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1947 CJ-2A Peyton, CO $2600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some updates and needs some love.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/666321627255416/

“1947 Willys jeep cj2a, starts and runs, small block Chevy, manual 3 speed T90 transmission, stock differentials, rancho lift springs, new windshield glass and gasket, Saginaw manual steering, gm steering column, needs some TLC”

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1950 CJ-3A Drag Jeep Sacramento, CA $17,500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/03/2020) Looks fast.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609629349646742/

“Sand Drag/Dune /. 1/8 mile asphalt. Jeep. BB Chevy. Powerglide 8” converter. 9” rearend. Disc brakes. 4 link and coil overs front n rear. New rear tires n wheels. Engine ,Trans and Rearend fresh beginning of last season.”

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1947 CJ-2A Moore, ID $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/07/2020) The jeep is located in Moore, Idaho, at the seller’s ranch. There are two trucks and a CJ-5 also shown in pics included in the ad, but I there is no information about them.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4088049491236078/

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“1947 JEEEP WILLYS READ ALL 7500. OR BEST OFFER TRADESOFT TOP / HARD TOP, IN GREAT CONDITIONWITH GREAT INTERIOR ( NEW SEATS ) , NEW GAS TANK,HAS LOTS OF EXTRAS AND A SNOW PLOW THAT YOU CAN PUT BACK ON IT. WINCH IN NOT WORKING . RAN AND DROVE GREATWHEN I PARKED IT 3 YEARS AGO. AT OUR RANCH IN MOORE, ID.”

 
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1947 Drag Jeep Visalia, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

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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1947 CJ-2A San Jose, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/16/2020) This project may have a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3454522101248014

“1947 Willy’s project, new radiator,gas tank, seats. Needs transmission and transfer case. Lots of parts that go with the sale. The engine is in running condition.”

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Year? CJ-3B Yakima, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/08/2020) Could use better pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/201859051175253/

“My grandpa wants to sell his 1952 willys high hood or trade for a good bass boat”

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1945 MB Manteca, CA $14,999

• CATEGORIES: MB

Appears solid, but clearly not all original. The body seems to be a reproduction CJ body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/917402432114999/

“1945 Willys MB Jeep Classic. All original. Complete stock. New tires. 488 miles after restoration. 3 speed manual with high and low. 4×4 works great with locking hubs”

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1946 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/28/2020) Needs brakes. Runs. Has a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1150404581986530/

“In decent shape 46 willys with hard top that can be removed has a internal roll bar body is straight has a sbc 283 v8 in it runs drives needs breaks bled and a carb kit the engine was put in correctly not a hack job clean title”

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1964 CJ-5 Tux Park IV Edgewood, WA $7999

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/24/2020) If all it needs is cleaning, it could be a good price. Has a Meyer hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/707214473446653/

“Pretty solid taken care of”

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1947? CJ-2A Chester, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/05/2020) Major project with a variety of non-stock parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/146507773457210/

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“1947 ford jeep project or parts. The only real Jeep parts are the windshield and the Willy’s grill. Everything else is aftermarket. Over $20,000 invested. Fiberglass tub, 1976 Buick v-6 rebuilt with many high performance parts, never fired. Curry Ford 9” rear end,front and rear air lockers, new soft top, winch, aftermarket overdrive, rebuilt t-98 trans with new clutch and chrome bell housing. Ididit steering column,painless wiring harness, Corbeu seats and new belts, lecarra steering wheel, willwood disc brakes, 2sets of exhaust manifolds and headers. To much to list. Sacrifice for $7,000. Don’t want to sell but I need the room and don’t have time. I was going to swap parts to my 61 willy’”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Parts Allenton, WI $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/13/2020) Seller recently pulled the body and now is parting it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/214289956689121/

“54 cj3b. Frame is junk. No title. 63.000 miles.Was used on the farm until 2 months ago.F head. Have various parts from the body, no body panels.Have ‘wiper motors,heater box, windshield glass and some gauges and wiring.4 stock rims and radiator.Selling whole drivetrain and all parts.Dont waste my time or yours with the 200 or 300 offers. If it was yours you would probably want double. 500 or possible trade for sporting equipment.”

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1948 CJ-2A Kuna, ID $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/28/2020) This is a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1489447404592177/

“This is a fabricator/mechanic special. It is far from running… It is not for the Jeep purist 1948 Jeep cj2a or cj3a It is sitting on a shortened 1996 Ford ranger chassis It has 1996 Ford ranger running gear All new sheetmetal floor, dash and firewall Brand new tires The ford ranger 3.0 engine is garbage and needs replaced Comes with all the original fenders, windshield, hood, grill, and tailgate. Jeep tub has been lengthened 4” to accommodate a taller gentleman These pictures don’t tell the whole story. If your interested please come look at it. We’re asking 3,000 obo.”

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1947 CJ-2A Redmond, OR $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,500.

(05/23/2020) Jeep appears in good shape. More pics needed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3068862736512861/

“1947 restored Willies Jeep. Basically original. Must see!”

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1946 CJ-2A Wenatchee, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/01/2020) I suspect (hope?) the price is just a place holder.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/497415220921272/

“For Sale as is. Needs a lot of love but it’s a nice jeep. It comes with the snow blade. We did have it running a couple of times but with my grandfathers sickness we cant afford to keep it and work on it. We don’t currently have the key for it but we’re trying to find it so it may need a new ignition.”

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1953 Column by Dick Sanburn about the ‘Old’ Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles
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Photo Credit: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/tribune/photographs/display_photo.php?id=5001 … This is a 1945 photo from VE Day as the paper prepared for the special “extra” paper announcing the end of the war in Europe. Richard “Dick” Sanburn appears to be the follow standing int he back, slightly bent over without a jacket, fourth from the left. He would go on to become editor of the Calgary Herald.

An April 20, 1953, column by Dick Sanburn out of the Calgary Herald, from Calgary, Canada, shared the news that a new type of jeep, the Mighty Mite, had been introduced. This led Dick to reminisce about the capabilities and rough ride of the jeeps he experienced during WWII. I thought his take on the customization of jeeps by their drivers (or jockeys as he refers to them).

Dick Sanburn’s column “Take it From Here” was launched after the joined the Calgary Herald in 1951. It became a local landmark. According to his obituary, “People either loved it or hated it, but they were never neutral. And that was because Sanburn never pulled his punches.”

During his earlier years as a war correspondent, he was frequently under fire. By the end of the war he had been made a member of the Order of the British Empire. Dick passed away on October 1, 1982 (his obit is at the bottom of this post, along with two of his articles).

Clipping from Calgary Herald - Newspapers.com

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August 1958 CJ-3B Farm Jeep Ad **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International, Magazine

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This ad was published in an Australian farming magazine.

“Australian Jeep Original Advertisement removed from a 1958 Australian Farming Magazine and in good condition for age having some marks and creases and age yellowing of the paper. Size is 18 cms x 24 cms.  It would look good framed on your wall or displayed with your vehicle at a car show.”

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Several Lots of Full-Size Jeep Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

An eBay seller has several lots of full-size jeep brochures for sale.

  1. 2 different lots of 8 12-page 1966 Jeep Wagoneer brochures for $25 (plus shipping)
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  2. 2 different lots of 8 12-page 1966 Jeepster Commando brochures:
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  3. 2 different lots of 8 8-page Gladiator brochures:
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1942 MB Sultan, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Locals only. Seller doesn’t want to ship.This may have a Bobcat fiberglass hood, the rarer tear-drop version.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/931544173998977/

“Up for sale is my 1942 Willy’s MB, I’ve taken it as far as I can with my budget but it still needs some mechanical and cosmetic work. Entirely stock drivetrain. Really great potential and comes with lots of parts. $7,500 Local sale only – I’m not interested in shipping”

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1947 CJ-2A Moses Lake, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Runs and drives, but needs a little more work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1759911107497879/

“Price is $4500 o.b.o. 1947 cj 2a project 90% runs and drives needs a little work 283 sbc auto trans dana 44s w 536 gears and locker disc brakes in all 4 corners new 33 12.5 15 Patagonia mts”

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1951 CJ-3A Fruitland, ID $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No indication as to whether it runs or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2738959106319373/

“Just testing the waters . Willing to trade show me what you have please let it be close to my asking price”

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