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1958 Trip Through Needles

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

This article featuring a Kent Frost jeep tour through Needles was published on May 2, 1958, in the San Juan-Record out of Monticello, Utah. At the bottom I’ve included an image of the whole paper as I thought the illustrated header of the paper was well done.

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“Dull” Town of Monticello, Utah, “Explodes” with Excitement in 1935

• CATEGORIES: Features

Search for more information on Kent Frost, explorer by foot and jeep of Canyonland National Park, was injured by an exploding water tank in this unusual turn of events in the normally dull town (probably) of Monticello. The instigator of the fire was only try to fix a lamp….

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CREDIT: November 26, 1935, Salt Lake Tribune

 

 
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Nov. 1941 Photo of Ford GP on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

A Ford GP captured in action.

View all the information on eBay

“1941 Press Photo soldiers drive a jeep thru rough terrain pulling anti-tank gun This is an original press photo. This unit was organized by the 2nd Corps as a weapon of opportunity to combat hostile mechanized threats at any part of the front where the enemy might break through, and is also used against paratroops (parachute troops) or any unexpected threat. The unit is 100% motorized, consisting of three 37 mm batteries, one 75mm battery, one Infantry Battalion, one Engineer Platoon, one Anti-tank Platoon, all equipped with radio communication. Photo shows a jeep crossing rough terrain pulling 37 mm anti-tank gun. Battery D, 44th Division Anti-Tank, Second Corps. (Commanded by Major H.R. Johnson, Wadesboro, N.C. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 11-03-1941.”

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Child in Christmas Hamilton Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Steve shared this photo of a child in his new Hamilton pedal jeep. The photo seems to make the jeep look extra glossy.

 
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1948 CJ-2A-Truck Priest River, ID $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This may be one of the custom CJ-2A trucks sold out of Spokane (or it is a truck chassis with modified 2A body). This might differ from the “CJ-2Ls”, which had extended bodies to match the longer frames. It would be interesting to compare this frame with the CJ-2L frame. The half-top could be a remodeled Worman full-top.

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This bottom ad describes a long-wheel base jeep with half cab made of wood. It’s plausible a similar vehicle was made with a metal half cab.

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1953 CJ-3B Cascade, ID $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Lots of pics of the Koenig hardtop, but could use a few more of the jeep itself.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/426786131639971/

“This has been stored inside. Runs and great for someone that is looking for an old time jeep. We have the original hard cover as well. If interested please pm for contact number. Have clean title in hand.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Walla Walla, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back up for sale.

(08/16/2020) This may well be a 1945 2A. Someone switched out the column shift and it an incorrect dash plate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3289106054517306/

“Early 1945 cj2a runs and drives don’t have the time to put into it good restoration project message for more info”

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1946 CJ-2A Lancaster, CA $11,200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It’s a militarized CJ-2A that looks in good shape.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/lancaster-1946-willys-jeep/7217894901.html

“Selling a “flat fender” CJ2A Jeep (militarized). Military radio, whip antenna, hot/cold thermos jug, rifle rack, (1) fuel can, (1) water can, high lift jack, and aircraft strobe light are all included. 4WD works, 3 speed manual tranny with Warn overdrive unit and Warn locking hubs. Jeep has a 1977 Buick 231 c.i. V6 engine that runs great. ( new wires, plugs, etc…). All 5 tires are 6.00×16 military non-directional, including spare. Vehicle is currently on a non-op registration with a Clean Title. Fun vehicle to drive on or off road. Makes a great parade vehicle. Cash only, no trades.”

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Parts For Sale Port Crane, NY

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Scott’s got these parts for sale on Facebook:

  1. Cab Closure M-38 Hardtop $500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3787626731261511/
    “Willys Jeep Arctic hard top. It is shown on a CJ3A. It is in fair condition. All windows are there except for the windshield. I have several Willys Jeep parts for sale such as: seat frame, windshield frames, hoods, grills, CJ2A and 3A frames, L-head motor, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, tailgates, snowplow with pump, rear mount farm plow with lift (sold), front bumper weight, heaters, Arctic top, soft top frames and doors, etc.”
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  2. Flatfender Snow Plow $500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463451654636163/
    “Willys Jeep Snow Plow. It is shown on a CJ3A. Lift pump works good. It is manual angle. I have several Willys Jeep parts for sale such as: seat frame, windshield frames, hoods, grills, CJ2A and 3A frames, L-head motor, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, tailgates, snowplow with pump, rear mount farm plow with lift (sold), front bumper weight, heaters, Arctic top, soft top frames and doors, etc.”
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  3. Other parts for flat fender jeeps: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1455883741289276/
    “I have several Willys Jeep parts for sale. Taking offers for individual parts or combinations. I have seat frame, windshield frames, hoods, grills, CJ2A and 3A frames, L-head motor, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, tailgates, snowplow with pump, rear mount farm plow with lift (sold), front bumper weight, heaters, Arctic top, soft top frames and doors, etc. Tell me what you are looking for.”
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1948 CJ-2A Dillon, MT $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of clearance for the F-head in this CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/821714551909086

“11inch drums an f head motor”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s: 

  1. 1955 CJ-5 Atascadero, CA $3650: https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/atascadero-1955-cj5-willys-jeep-4wd/7219017505.html
  2. 1956 CJ-5 Willows, CA $4200: https://chico.craigslist.org/cto/d/willows-1956-jeep-willys/7206451075.html
  3. 1958 CJ-5 Syracuse, NY $3500: https://syracuse.craigslist.org/grd/d/little-york-willys-jeep-cj-5/7216874451.html
  4. 1962 CJ-5 Napa County, CA $2800: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/napa-1962-jeep-willys-cj5/7220167833.html
  5. 1955 CJ-5 Sunapee, NH $5750: https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/guild-1955-jeep-willys/7204523463.html
  6. 1958 CJ-5 Bennett, CO $3000: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/bennett-1958-willys-jeep/7214701205.html
  7. 1963 CJ-5 Stafford Springs, CT $2500: https://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/d/stafford-1963-jeep-willys-cj5/7216005683.html
  8. 1972 CJ-5 Kalispell, MT $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/636642240333776/
  9. 1973 CJ-5 Glenwood, WA $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3658432664202133/
  10. 1976 CJ-5 Spokane, WA $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4526118887429800/
  11. 1967 CJ-5 Tenino, WA $3700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/370364530867223/
  12. 1955 CJ-5 Washougal, WA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/398707904468070/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Cathlament, WA $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/350730032860525/
  2. 1955 M-38A1 Cottonwood, ID $12,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/437215963921415/
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Eagle Creek, OR $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/351603259284515/
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Visalia, CA $5750: https://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/d/visalia-1953-m38a1-jeep/7219999440.html
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Perris, CA $8000: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/perris-jeep-4×4-willys-m38a1/7212801660.html
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Portland, OR $2500: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/d/fairview-jeep/7220081370.html
  7. 1954 M-38A1 Alexandria, NH $1000: https://nh.craigslist.org/atq/d/bristol-willys-jeep/7220183505.html (it’s listed as a 3B, but now cowl markings suggests M-38A1)
  8. 1953 M-38A1 Yuma, AZ $4000: https://yuma.craigslist.org/bar/d/yuma-1953-usmc-willies-from-korean-war/7209488186.html
 
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1942 MB Wenatchee, WA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Runs, but had mods.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-wenatchee-1942-jeep-willy-wwll/7211146424.html

“I will sell my 1942 willys Jeep for $11500 or will trade for land in inland empire Phelan, or San Bernardino área Jeep runs and drives 4×4 works good has extra colección pieces That goes in the Jeep. if you need any videos of running I will send it”

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1949 CJ-3A Chewelah, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The front frame rails/bumper area could use a rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2467472860219346/

“Straight solid body. No rust”

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Meyer CJ-5 Half-Top Chehalis, WA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

The cab has been sanded and primered since the pics were taken.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1723798961118014/

“Half cab and doors they were on a 72 cj5 the cab has been sanded and primered since pic was taken Maybe trade”

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Flat Fender Project Eatonville, WA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000. Includes a Bobcat hood and modified windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1202549986793207/

“1942 Jeep mb wheeler no engine or trans. Got it but decided not enough time in my schedule. Clear title from prior owner. Needs lots of work but a good base!”

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“Tiger” Pedal Jeep Cutchogue, NY $399

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Bill shared this original looking, but rough, pedal jeep.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/atq/d/peconic-jeep-tiger-peddle-car-original/7213353558.html

“Jeep Tiger Peddle Car .
Original paint .
Please refer to the pictures for condition.
Please feel free to ask questions
Item sold as is.
Cash deal .
No scammers please .
If this ad is up the car is still for sale.
No low ballers….”

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1952 M-38 Heron, MT $14,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.

(01/30/2019) This appears in good condition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/900233203833012/

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“1952 Willys M38 Jeep/ I am the third owner of this outstanding Willy’s/Overall condition exterior and interior is excellent/ NO CANCER/1000 miles on professional rebuilt L head original engine/ I had my shop restore it about 10 years ago. Always starts, runs smooth, doesn’t leak anything, dual 12 volt batteries, like new Bestop vinyl cab with doors and large zippered rear door, drop down tailgate, Jerry can with carrier, spare tire with carrier, always garaged, 8,000 lb Warn winch with remote, all gauges and lights work (sometimes the fuel gauge can be intermittent), military style tires are 95%, roll bar, heater that will keep you warm. Fold down back seat. I bought this Willy’s from the farmers family that bought it from the military. He parked it in his shop and I parked it in my shop. This was a western Washington vehicle which means no road salt or chemicals. As you can see in the pics, this is a very sweet M38 owned and used by adults. No teenybopper hack job here”

 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Oneonta, NY $6000 or Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Seller is accepting offers. It’s a project with a variety of mods.

View all the information on eBay

“Father started this restore and his health failed. It has custom suspension, new body and tires, Not fully assembled and is lacking the radiator. Engine is a Chevy small bock V8-50 which is installed. Parts that need to be installed on front seat (see picture) Perfect for the handy man mechanic”

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1952 CJ-3A Manson, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This 1952 CJ-3A was priced at $12,000. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/616789585882029/

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1947 Photo of Jeep-turned Sedan in Japan

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

It’s too bad this photo isn’t sharper as I’d like to see if those are wheels and hubs truly look like they are from a jeep. It looks like that body fits the jeep chassis pretty well. This photo appeared in the February 27, 1947, issue of the Brooklyn Citizen.

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1946 Showa, Japan, Army Air Base Photos

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

This photo and caption out of the February 11, 1946, issue of the Herald-Journal (Logan, Utah), shows the press photo that was for sale on eBay back in 2013.

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Originally Published September 18, 2013:  According to the attached information, these jeeps were winterized with left over Japanese transport plane materials.

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This 1946 photo was also available in 2013. It too was taken at a Japanese airbase, but it’s unclear to me if it is the Showa airbase or not.

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This press photo was taken in 1946 in Showa as well.

“This is an original press photo. Instead of manufacturing cargo planes for Japanese use, this assembly line is making US Jeeps fit for winter use. Japanese stocks of aluminum, plexiglass, rivets, iron rods and fabric are being fitted to jeep use. Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 2-6-1946.”

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Willys Sales and Service Sign

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Caveat Emptor: This 11.75″ Willys Sales and Service Sign is one neither Maury and I have seen. It sold on eBay yesterday.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-WILLYS-JEEP-PORCELAIN-DEALERSHIP-SIGN-ARMY-GAS-OIL-IH-WRANGLER-ARMY

“Willys Jeep porcelain dealership sign in great condition. This noteworthy sign is revered by collectors of all types, when it comes to gas, oil, and automotive advertising. This sign measures 11.75” in diameter. This is truly an amazing sign to add to your collection, the sign displays really well, and adds a lot of charm to any environment it’s used in!

I’m parting with my vast collection of signs right now, including “pump plates”, “service station signs”, “lubester signs”, “automotive dealer signs”, and “aviation sign” so check out some of my other auctions for more great deals. ”


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Model/Prop Jeep Elk Grove, CA $200

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Price dropped to $200.

(10/09/2019) This is fun and a reasonable price, too.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/tag/d/elk-grove-jeep-replica/7217471675.html

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“This replica Jeep is 3/4 scale model loosely based on an early 40’s Willy’s Jeep. I built it for a prop for kids to play on at Vacation Bible School. The frame and body are wood construction plenty sturdy for kids (and small adults!) to sit in / play on. Tires are made of styrofoam, plastic lids, and irrigation drain pipe. No, it does not roll; it is stationary, although with a some imagination and skill you could modify it. There are headlights and marker lights in front connected to a 12v battery and switch in the dash.

Would love to keep it, but don’t have the space for it. Could be for a kid’s playroom, or maybe a Jeep dealer could use it for a kid space!”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Wickenburg, AZ $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/23/2020) Has some cargo and rear bumper mods, along with an updated engine.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/bar/d/wickenburg-willys-jeep-cja/7217498998.html

“1948 willys jeep, this is a great looking an running jeep, has a chevy 2, 4 cylinder engine. Newly rebuilt transmission, 4 wd works great. LED lights front an rear, extra storage built into roll bar, and above wheel wells, Air shocks, upgrade saginaw Steering box.”

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1943 GPW Wycoff, NJ $17,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Lacks a title.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/for/d/closter-1943-jeep/7209690900.html

“This is a Ford GPW made in World War II for the U.S. military. An excellent condition jeep. It has a reproduction body, hood, grill, fenders, seats and canvas, tires and combat rims. But the frame, engine and many other parts are original and restored. The paint color and markings are for the USMC used in World War II. NO TITLE. Bill of Sale only.”

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