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The Jolli Lodge’s CJ-2A in Michigan

• CATEGORIES: Features

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Maury kindly documented this story while on Vacation in Michigan:

My family and I are staying at a beautiful classic lodge on Lake Michigan near Leland, MI. It’s called Jolli Lodge ( https://www.jollilodger.com/ ), and has been run by the same family since 1956. Greg Jolliffe and his wife Lisa currently own and manage the century old lodge.

When Greg’s father bought the Lodge in 1956, a 1947 CJ-2a came with it. A retired mechanic who lives nearby remembers this Jeep coming off the trailer when it was brand new. It was apparently the first four wheel drive vehicle in Leelanau county.

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When Greg (pictured below in the drivers seat) was 12, his dad taught him to drive the Jeep so he could push vehicles up the sloping driveway after they’d get stuck in the snow. He said he got a lot of funny looks, but just told them this was the only way they were going to get un-stuck.

At some point the floor starter button was replaced with a button in the dash. One time, Greg couldn’t get it to turn over, and he hit the steering wheel in disgust – which had the unexpected effect of starting the engine. For quite awhile afterwards, the only method of starting it was to turn the key, press the start button, then hit the steering wheel.

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The engine was rebuilt at some point by a guy who lived nearby and loved to work on it. This Jeep is extremely original in the sense of having had remarkably few, ah, intentional modifications made to it over the years other than the addition of a hydraulic plow. Greg continued to use it for plowing the driveway until about 10 years ago.

As the photos show, this CJ-2a has had a long, hard life of service. However, at 74 years old, it’s still a much-loved and dependable vehicle that starts right up and is driven often.

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1942 Photo of Jeeps Driving Down Sand Dunes

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This April 25th, 1942, photo appeared in the News-Palladium out of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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CJ-2A? w/ Unusual Parkette Body Blue Ridge, GA $2500

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

Given the front clip, this might be a 3B chassis.

The seller is correct about Paul Parker and the body. But, I believe this is the first version of this particular style that I’ve seen. It lacks the side stripe, has fender extensions, has a little different PARKETTE design on the back, has an extra wide lip around the rear, and looks like it has a side step. Very interesting.

https://nwga.craigslist.org/pts/d/cherry-log-willys-jeep-with-parkette/7340208652.html

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“Rare, rare, rare. 48/49 Willys Jeep with Parkette fiberglass body. Believed only a handful made while Paul Parker was back in Georgia. This one is a bit odd as it doesn’t have the “line” above the fender but it does have flared fenders; the Willys nose panel is original equipment. Not sure it’s on the right size frame at the moment but we do have an original Willys bare chassis on the property we can work into the deal.

Engine/trans present. Very cool project. Needs finishing. No title. Bill of sale only. If the ad is up, the Willys is available.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Newburgh, NY $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The body has had some work around the steps. The cab looks in good shape.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/snw/d/newburgh-1946-willys/7340108086.html

“Selling a 1946 willys runs and drives cab can easily be taken off if wanted.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lufkin, TX $20,999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/24/2021) Looks nice. Adding the look of the stake bed to the bed extender gives this one a neat look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/510040676665639

“All original Jeep, Everything has been rebuilt recently. Runs great. Newly rebuilt original engine. All new steering components. Have to see to appreciate.”

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1947 CJ-2A Aledo, TX $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a solid build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/515259272819805

“Approximately 300 miles on fresh 350 Chevy ,4 speed with Warn overdrive.Rancho suspension rust free! Has full top and Bimini.8000 lb winch.everything works”

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1950 Truck JeepRod Rensselaer, IN $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

This looks fast.

https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/cto/d/rensselaer-1950-willys/7330920762.html

“1950 Willys
all receipts and good title
$12,500 obo”

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1962 Wagon Thomasville, NC $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Looks ready to roll.

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/d/thomasville-1962-willys-jeep/7339767316.html

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” HAVE A 1962 WILLY’S JEEP STATION WAGON FOR SALE.
6 CYL HURRICANE ENGINE
3 SPEED MANUAL
NEW WHEEL CYLINDER
GOOD TIRES
NEW SEATS
RUNS&DRIVES GOOD GOOD PAINT AND SOLID BODY
NEW RADIATOR
PRICE $8,500.00″

 
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Year? CJ-2A Oconto, WI $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/16/2021) Not the best pics. It appears to have at least some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2962699710719125

“For sale or trade 1941 willeys Cj2a cal”

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1967 M-274 Mule Cordova, AL $3000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This mule has undergone some customizations.

https://bham.craigslist.org/snw/d/cordova-1967-military-mule/7334796621.html

“Vietnam Era mule, twin cyl. Hercules engine. All wheel drive and all wheel steer. Runs and operates as should. Has a box of N.O. S. Parts. Been converted to alternator. Instead of magneto.”

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1942 GPW Smithfield, VA $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Pics are kind of small.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/smithfield-1942-jeep-gpw/7336541628.html

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“Serial number 818XX
Frame and data plate serial number on glove box match
Clear VA Title
CJ2A engine-turns
T84 Transmission, shifter stuck
Left frame rail rusted through in one place
Driver seat F script stamped
Body panels are riveted panels, not original
Tub has extreme rust
Missing inner windshield
Missing tailgate
Drivetrain appears complete.
Rolls, steers. Located in Smithfield, VA.”

 
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1943 GPW Pollock Pines, CA $6400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6400

(05/28/2021) Lots of updates to this GPW.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/909258446588831

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“1946 Ford Jeep Willy’s cj2a body on a 1943 military jeep frame. 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 and gets more looks and question then anything Ive ever owned. Currently registered. I have the pink slip. $7,400 obo”

 
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Year? M-38A1 Saint Petersburg, FL $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

For the price, there may be value here.

https://ocala.craigslist.org/for/d/crystal-river-1951-willys-m38a1-jeep/7336468593.html

“M38a1 1951 willys jeep. No title. 1500 obo. Runs and smokes a little. Have extra engine and hood and parts.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Honeybrook, PA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

There may be value here.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/honey-brook-1948-willys-jeep/7339052246.html

“I have for sale for parts or restore a 1948 Willy’s jeep with title. I do have a windshield frame that goes with it and some other small parts that came with it. It is a “lefty” they only made a batch of Lefty’s in 1948. Motor turns over not stuck”

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1969 CJ-5 Chassis w/Replacement Body Kaufman, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This is a CJ-5 with a replacement body (not a CJ-2A body).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/556319605530706

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“1969 Jeep Cj5 chassis with a 1946 Cj2 body. Mild cam Chevrolet 350 with an Edlebrock 650cfm 4 barrel carburetor. Dana 44 front and rear axles. (Gear ratio unknown, but they’re low.) Dana 18 Twin Stick transfer case. (Already disassembled and cleaned for rebuild. The rebuild kit is included.) Freshly rebuilt TH-350 auto transmission with new converter, and Novak adapter kit for the transfer case. Used Griffin aluminum radiator. 12″ dual core radiator with integral electric fan. (I was going to use it as a transmission cooler.) I have an extra Edlebrock 650 with electric choke that comes with the Jeep.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A JeepRod Sebring, FL $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods

Still needs some work.

https://cfl.craigslist.org/cto/d/sebring-rat-rod/7339846511.html

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“1949 Willys rat rod, 1953 V-8 Buick Nailhead, modified cam, edelbrock 600 carb. zoomie headers, 350 turbo 3 speed auto transmission, S-10 rear end on S-10 chassis. Suicide front end. all drum brakes. Lots of extra parts.
Needs new distributor, Don’t have time to finish rebuild. I drove it in parades and car shows. lots of fun.
Over &7000.00 invested. Washington Registration $4,000.00 firm”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Pensacola, FL $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here. Jeep does not run.

https://pensacola.craigslist.org/pts/d/1947-willys-jeep/7331491383.html

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“1947 willys Jeep. Does not run, has been stored mostly under cover. Limited rust. Very good condition. Probably needs new engine”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Eugene, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2021) Setup for a Ford V8, but lacks an engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/508581913930145

“1947 CJ2A. No engine, smallblock Ford ready, has a top loader 4 speed, and some extra parts”

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Stainless Steel Parts From Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, stainless/jewels

Dan from Langkau Automotive in Essen, Germany, contacted me. He’s got a variety of stainless steel parts he’s collected over the years during his wide-ranging travels, some from the Philippines, some NOS parts, and some parts he’s bought and restored. He even has some Jewels parts in their original packaging. He’s selling both parts and whole body kits.

The bodies he has are “made from very solid 2mm pure 304 Stainless Steel. Very high Quality.” He says he can ship world-wide.

If you are interested in any parts, contact him at kontakt @ langkau-automotive.de (remove the spaces around the “@” before emailing him).

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2-Inline Raditors on MB Build

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Unusual • TAGS: .

This unusual build appeared in the November 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The build has two radiators, built in-line. I figured you all would enjoy this oddity.

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1953 M-38A1 East Hants, NS, Canada $21,600 (CDN?)

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Ian spotted this nice looking jeep for sale in Nova Scotia. The pics show one light out, but it’s been fixed since then.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/815431855752291

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“Can guarantee that all the lights work. Totally restored.  … US Army 1953 M38A1 Willys Korean War providence – served with US Army airborne unit. Restored to showroom condition. Original engine, new carburettor, new canopy and seat covers. Lots spare parts.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Bellingham, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This old school build may be a good project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/319952853071109/

“1948 Willys JP~ Great project: Buick V6, broken rear axle & differential, custom gas tanks under the seats, tow bar, soft top, no rust . Has been stored indoors for 15yrs. some dings no rust, Clean title.”

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1956 CJ-3B West Sacramento, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This is a project with some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/227066348966434/

“1956 Jeep Willys, needs a new battery. Hardware: Dana 20 axles. Ford Pinto 4 Cylinder engine. 38″ tires. More to come as it is discovered. Notes: Selling as is. No trades, and the vehicle will be shown to all interested parties before haggling. Owner works nights, apologies for any delays. Check back for updates on information.”

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1945 MB? Enterprise, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: MB

It’s got mods and will need some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/541297550203033/

“After the windshield frame was smashed and the gas tank was removed this jeep was parked near a barn for 15 years. It was forgotten about and I believe deserves to be saved, so i brought it home. I chopped the wind shield down to a wind deflector and turned a beer keg from our local pub into the gas tank. After also adding a new battery, it started right up. After bleeding the breaks it also stops. Tail lights and blinkers work although the head lights are not working at this time. If I get a chance I will get them to work.

The tires are worn out but holding air. It runs well, stops ok, starts ok, but needs to be trailered. There is rust and bondo and at least 2 layers of paint over the military olive drab that is starting to show through. This jeep has the original engine with the overhead valve F head, transmission, military blackout lights, axles, spring over lift kit. Steering box, steering column, and shocks have been upgraded.”

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1948 CJ-2A Corvallis, MT $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000.

(06/04/2021) Nice looking 2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3925013127594895

“Nice vintage CJ2A Willys Jeep.Runs great and ready for a new home.Lots of parts included.$15,000.00 or obo”

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