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New Jeep and Old Tables

• CATEGORIES: News

I wanted to give a brief update on things. I know posts have been limited, but I’ve been putting my time away from you all to good use.

Firstly, we bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. We did it because our GC had hit 110,000 miles, yet was still worth about $20k (thanks to the recent jump in used car prices). We decided to take advantage of the hike and strike while we could. We feel we saved about 10% overall (our jeep jumped $8k in price over the past few months, while the new GC jumped about $3k from pre-pandemic prices).

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However, the process wasn’t without a hitch. The first local Jeep dealership we stopped at tried to stick us with an extra $5000 market adjustment fee that wasn’t disclosed on their website. They claimed all the dealers were adding that fee.

That turned out to be a half-truth … some were doing it and some weren’t. Those folks were a little surprised at how quickly we walked away from their offer.

The next day I called Bud Clary Jeep in Moses Lake. I talked with a sales guy, Jeremy, and outlined what we had, what we saw online at their dealership (in particular the price), what we were willing to pay in cash, and that we weren’t willing to pay some kind of market adjustment fee (at least not a surprise one that wasn’t included with the online price). True to his word, there was no adjustment fee and we pretty much made the deal on the phone. Ann drove up and closed it. We are satisfied customers.

On Friday we got word through a neighbor that the local high school was giving away a parking lot full of furniture. So, we high tailed it down there and snapped up about 10 desks, three rolling cars, and a tower magazine rack (perfect for my 50 or so issues of Four Wheeler Magazine). About the only downside is that I’m having to scrape gum off some of the desks.

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I finished up our garage-turned-workout gym. Having abandoned workouts during our move, I can now return to them, which should help me avoid the local ER, lol.

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My progress in the shop has been less impressive. Still much work to be done.

As far as I know, the Epic Willys Adventure still plans to visit just before Labor Day Weekend. We are looking forward to hosting them for the evening.

We are gearing up for Ann’s surgery on the 29th (stomach surgery). She’ll be recovering most of August and likely won’t be fully recovered for several months.

My hope is that as the weather cools and the work around the place slows, that I’ll be able to return to more consistent updates. But, we’ll see….

 
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1946 CJ-2A Pollock Pines, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is a mix of parts.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/pollock-pines-1946-cj2a-jeep/7351503591.html

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“This is a Ford jeep Willy’s cj2a body on a 1943 military jeep frame and a 1946 body. Motor is a 231 Buick v6 oddfire with turbo 350 3 speed transmission. Brand new spartan locker in rear dana 44. Dana 27 in the front needs front driveline. on 35′ BFG goodrich mud terrain tires with good tread. Bucket seats, power steering. Fresh rebuilt dana 18 transfer case. Has wench up front needs to be hooked up. Roll cage bar extended to back and front floor. Some what new full soft top built buy best top. Brakes aren’t the best but have power brake system that can be installed with vacuum assistance. Also have 15 gallon gas tank that can be installed into back floor or on top of floor. This is still a project and has come a long ways. I no longer have the time to continue this project. I don’t really want to sell it but I believe its time. Runs really well”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Quincy, WA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.

(06/14/2021) This has lots of updates.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/quincy-1951-jeep-willys/7350450186.html

“1951 Willys Jeep flat fender, V6 231 Buick rebuilt, stainless steel headers, auto, warn hubs, winch, running on 35’s, $15,000/ O.B.O”

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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a variety of updates.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/yakima-1948-cj2-willys-jeep/7351662019.html

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“350 GM V8 complete overhaul
Chevy 4 speed trans
transfer case overhauled
410 gears in front and back (no locking)
power steering
water heater with fan
roll bar 80 gauge pipe,
one piece wind shield
4 light bar installed on wind shield frame

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1954 M-38A1 Poulsbo, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Needs a little work, but looks solid.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/poulsbo-m38a1-for-sale/7351462355.html

“1954 M38A1 for sale, have owned for 20 years time to let go. 80% restored runs and drives. $10000”

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1960 Wagon Council, ID $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Don’s selling this project wagon.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/mesa-1960-willys-wagon/7354397490.html

“Super Hurricane 6 cyl. ( Not Running) T90 transmission spicer 18 transfer case. Straight body, minimal rust, tailgate needs sheet metal work”

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1949? CJ-2A? Covington, WA $5000

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

Lots of updates to this fiberglass bodied jeep. This has a Bobcat fiberglass hood and may well have a Bobcat body, too.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/kent-1949-willys-cj2a/7345982967.html

“1949 Willy’s CJ2A. Original frame and grill, fiberglass body. Has 6 point cage tied into frame with 3 beard suspension seats and 4 point harnesses. VERY rare Koenig Arctic top included. Needs to be sand blasted and repainted but no real cancer spots. Motor/trans: carbureted Chevy 327 with new plugs, wires, and alternator, dual electric fans, freshly rebuilt TH 350 mated to a Dana 18 T Case. Running gear: Dana 44 front (Detroit) and rear (spool) with 5.13 gears. Disc brakes all around with dual Wilwood master cylinders. Riding on Rubicon Express YJ leafs SOA with trac bar. 35×15 with tons of life left.

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1948 CJ-2A Estacada, OR $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The top seems a little high in the center?

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/eagle-creek-jeep-willys/7354835997.html

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“1948 Jeep Willys CJ2A For Sale $13,500 OBO Serious Inquiries Only Please
New:
Master Cylinder
Gas Line
Soft Top
Seats
Rubber Liner in Cab
Battery
Steering Box
Front end parts
Tune up
Alignment
Carb Rebuild
… and some!”

 
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1944 Converto Dump Trailer Fort Pierre, SD eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Bill spotted this Converto Airborne Trailer on eBay. Has some rust.

View all the information on eBay

“WWII US ARMY JEEP AIRBORNE 1944 CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER
GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION, HAS ORIGINAL COMBAT RIMS

The 1945 Converto T6/T7 Airborne Dump Trailer for Willys MB Jeeps, was made in limited numbers.”

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1945 GPW Early APU … Parts Available

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), Industrial-Welder-Generator • TAGS: .

UPDATE: As of July 13, 2021, this GPW APU is now in Stefan’s hands in Germany. As you can see, by the time he acquired it parts had already been removed (see original post from 2017 at the bottom of this post). He does not want the APU parts. I figured it is a long shot, but that I would check to see if anyone had an interest in the APU-related parts (some are O.E. Szekely); Stefan is willing to part with them.  Comment below if interested or email me at d@deilers.com and I’ll connect you with Stefan.

Here’s how the jeep looked prior to pulling the parts:

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Here are the parts related to the PTO:

PTO APU Cover:

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1954 M-170 Fire Jeep Columbiana, OH Auction

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-170

Bob shared this online-only auction for a converted M-170 jeep. It has a few updates, including the fire equipment. The auction ends July 21st.

https://baerauctions.hibid.com/catalog/293919/vehicles–tools–auto-parts–columbiana-7-21-21/?q=jeep

“Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel, Ss Sleeves & Piston”

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1984 Herman the German Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: I have to second Mark’s reaction to this book. This has been a great read! Gerhard Neumann feels Forest-Gumpian at times, as his life bebops from adventures to mis-adventures. The jeep trip is a neat aspect to the book, and kudos to his good natured wife for suggesting it. But, his life story is so much more than just the jeep trip. His good natured attitude bubbles through his prose. And, don’t miss his tips and tricks, such as using horse manure to plug radiator holes. 

Here are two pics from the jeep trip:

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Originally posted Jun 27, 2021: Mark Doepel shared news on Facebook of a book he found at his local Goodwill called Herman the German: Just Lucky I guess. It’s an autobiography by Gerhard Neumann.  Mark really enjoyed the read.

A paperback version of the book is available on Amazon and you can probably find hard copies out there as well (I just bought a hard copy version). Here are some general reviews by a couple influential folks from the Amazon page:

“This fascinating and amusing account of his life is told by a colorful and highly capable German who became one of America’s most successful technical managers in the development of jet engines for aircraft.”-David S. Lewis ChairmanGeneral Dynamics Corporation.

“Not only has Gerhard Neumann’s life been filled with exotic and exciting adventures, but he was a highly successful engineer and executive-truly a superior individual and one of my favorite people.”-Sanford N. McDonnellChairman, McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

“Readers of Gerhard’s book will probably come to the same conclusion I formed while doing business with him; there is still room in industry for free spirits.” -T. A. WilsonChairman, The Boeing Company.

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His colorful life included a jeep trip across Asia in 1947 documented in part by this 1948 Kansas City Times article from January 13, 1948:

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This article about the release of Gerhard’s autobiography came out in the June 17, 1984, issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer:

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This obituary was published following his death on November 6, 1997, in the Cincinnati Enquirer:

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1960 Calvacade Changes to Multiple Weekends

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles

One more article on the Colorado Calvacade, this time from the July 23, 1960, issue of Grand Junction’s The Daily Sentinel. The newspaper reported that the Cavalcades had escalated in popularity to the point that instead of one grand event, it was divided into four weekend events.

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1946? Sedan Delivery Stevens, PA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Steve shared this early Sedan Delivery project.

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/cto/d/reamstown-1946-willys-for-sale/7349188711.html

“The Willys has a complete body but no engine. Have other Willys parts for sale too.”

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Another 1959 Report on the Centennial Cavalcade

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

This report on the 1959 Jeep Cavalcade was published in Grand Junction’s The Daily Sentinel, August 25, 1959.

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Struck Mini-Beep Mower Enumclaw, WA $1450

• CATEGORIES: Models, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

This seller added a few customizations to this Struck Mini-Beep. It’s the first one I’ve seen for sale west of the Mississippi.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/563279231502761

“This is a wood kit using plywood and wood boards. Craftsman 19 hr power and riding lawn mower axles. LED lights as well as a winch. Trailer was made from a child carrier. LED’s function. This was a project started by an ole friend, I finished it. Lots more options can be added for Parades or family functions”

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1959 Jeep Cavalcade Article

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

When looking over the 1960 Jeep Cavalcade brochure, I noticed it was the 3rd annual event. However, the 1959 brochure doesn’t mention it being the 2nd annual event. A newspaper clipping from 1958 solved that question. It turns out there was a 1958 advance trail exploration in 1958 to prep for the 1959 event, though it seems to have been more of a low key event when compared to the 1959 and 1960 cavalcades. This short newspaper article in the June 1, 1958, issue of the Fort Collins Coloradoan explains it:

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This article appeared in Grand Junction’s Dailys Sentinenl on August 23, 1959:

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The 1959 Jeep Cavalcade “Rush to the Rockies” Centennial

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images Jeeping • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Will Corbett shared this 1959 ‘Jeep’ Cavalcade “Rush to the Rockies” Centennial event brochure with Gone-Gpn on Facebook. It is a tri-fold brochure that opens up with a full-page on the back. I’ve pieced together the back page from two separate pages, so it isn’t quite a perfect example.

This is the front of the brochure:

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This is the back of the brochure:

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Originally Posted October 18, 2018:

This information covers the 1959 Jeep Cavalcade “Rush to the Rockies” Centennial. The 1959 Cavalcade was part of the 100th anniversary of the John Gregory’s Central City May 1859 strike, which led to a wave of hopeful miners descending upon what would become the Denver area. The Centennial was celebrate throughout Colorado through a variety of celebrations and merchandise (like these bottles and this Centential booklet).

A subsequent ‘Jeep’ Cavalcade was organized for 1960, as shown in this brochure.

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Photo from the Denver Post. Both Life Magazine and the Denver Post covered the event. Note the white wagon above. It appears in a couple of the color photos below.

Some folks attached these flags to their rigs.

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Here are photos of the 1959 Jeep Calvacade that appeared in the December 28, 1959, issue of Life Magazine (the one below).

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Year? CJ-3A Tacoma, WA $4750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

This jeep has been modified with a truck bed. It’s listed as a 1958, so maybe it was originally a DJ-3A or maybe it is a modified CJ-3B or CJ-5.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197222075670198

“I am selling my one of a kind custom Willys Jeep. This Jeep has a CJ3A front end with a custom stepside Willys pickup style bed. It is powered by a Ford 302 v8 with a T150 three speed manual transmission. That is paired to a Dana 18 transfer case that puts power to a Dana 44 rear axle and a Dana 35 front axle. The Jeep has 33” tires with front locking hubs. Jeep runs, but needs a new battery and fuel, possible the carb cleaned. I’m asking $4750 or best offer.”

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Knox Trailers

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

UPDATE II: Here’s another example of a Knox trailer that Jared recently purchased:

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UPDATE: Scott recently refurbed his Knox, making it capable and durable for modern activities. He’s had a hard time finding information on these trailers. Does anyone know more about them? Here are a couple pics of his trailer:

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1961 FJ-3 Fleet Van Philadelphia, PA (Parting Out)

• CATEGORIES: FJ

Steve shared this one. The seller indicates they are parting it out, but it also has a price of $5000.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/richboro-1961-jeep-fj3-fleetvan-engine/7345781077.html

“Complete part out of FJ3 FLEETVAN
Call with needs”

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1953-1955 Kaiser’s Attempt to Standardize Marketing

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This video was shared by the Goddess herself, Deborah. It used the 1954 Willys Export Company’s brochure as the lens through which is shows the variety of jeeps in this movie clip (in color no less). You can learn more about the various forms of this brochure below. This brochure did not have a form number.

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Originally posted January 12, 2020: As noted by Edgar Kaiser in 1955, one of the key reasons Kaiser bought Willys’ assets was that Kaiser didn’t feel Willys-Overland was pursuing the consumer market aggressively enough. As a part of Kaiser’s strategy to move that direction, the company created a wide variety of brochures, folders, direct mail pieces, product booklets, post cards, a Jeep family 16mm movie, and other merchandising materials.

Much of these documents have been scanned and available on the internet, but no one (that I’ve seen) has assembled them together to see what items were available at the time the CJ-5 launched.

So, consider this a draft towards that goal, as I still have some more scanning and locating of documents so I can interlink everything together.

To begin, here is one of the earliest examples of the Kaiser Willys team creating a standardized family of similar brochures that highlight each of the models. Nearly all the first wave of documents were created in 1954. How do we know this? Because the January 1955 Kaiser Willys Sales and Dealer News highlighted these merchandising aides:

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Note that other brochures mentioned in this Kaiser Willys Newspaper include the upcoming  Jeep in Public Service (24 pages), the Jeep in Industry (24 pages, might have ended up this one?), and the Jeep in Agriculture (unclear to me which this is). I do have the brochure shown in the lower right, but it’s in Spanish. So, we can conclude that those were all published in 1955 (there are no publish dates on them).

Here’s an order form from 1955. It’s form numbers for the ‘vehicle folder’ brochures match those shown in the photo below this order form.

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Here’s a photo from an ebay post that shows all the vehicle ‘folder’ brochures together (the form numbers I have for the vehicle brochures below match the numbers on the order form above). I only have 7 of the 10 brochures, or I’d take a photo of my own like this.

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Form #s for 9 of the brochures in the pic above, and one not included (w-221-6): CJ-5 (W-239-5), CJ-3B (W-201-5), 1 Ton Truck (W-205-5), 4WD Station Wagon (W-221-5) (see W-221-4 here), 4WD Sedan Deliver (W-227-5), 2WD Utility Wagon (M-221-6), Cargo Personnel Carrier (W-215-5), 4WD Field Ambulance (W-228-5), 4WD Utility Ambulance (W-230-5), Jeep Fire Engine (W-229-5), and the Commando Fire Truck (W-240-5).

Below are some various brochure covers from the twenty-plus page brochures ….. (Note, one promotional document not listed in the order form was the Willys Story, 1950-1954).

1954 Willys 4-Wheel Drive Form W-1772:

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1954 Jeep Specialized Vehicles and Equipment, Spanish Version, No form or document number on the brochure:

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1955 updated version of the Willys Specialized Vehicles and Equipment Brochure (again, does not have a Form #):

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1955 Willys Jeep in Public Service, Form W-991-5:

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1953? M-38 Myrtle Creek, OR $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Might be worth a look, especially if it includes the winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198013002250705

“1953 Jeep m38 only 47,000 made-$3,500”

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1950? CJ-3A? Thermopolis, WY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a 2A body, so the date and model may be incorrect. The wagon/truck/jeepster front clip fits pretty well.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/622601245384028

“1950 CJ 3A Buick V6, has manual trans with 2 stick transfer case Asking $2,500 Has clear title”

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