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Australian Ordnance Vehicle Depot in Australia

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This brief video was posted to Facebook. It shows a vehicle yard full of jeeps.

“7 Australian Ordnance Vehicle Park Tolga
August 1944
Estimated to have over 4,000 vehicles
Did you know that Tolga was the location of the largest ordnance depot in North QLD during WWII?
The 13th Australian Advanced Ordnance Depot consisted of over 150 buildings and 18 igloos plus the vehicle park, a salvage area and workshops.”

 
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The 55th Annual Mile-Hi Jeep Club’s All-4-Fun Event Starts July 31st

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

This year marks the 55th annual Mile-Hi Jeep Club’s All-4-Fun event, a week-long event that changes locations each year. An appeal went out to the International Flat Fender Club in the hope of finding some more vintage jeeps to enjoy the experience. Registration is currently open, but closed June 30th. The cost is $500 for the week, July 31-August 7.

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Eisenhower Driving a Jeep in December 1944

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video show Dwight D. Eisenhower driving a jeep on his own and meeting with various soldiers.

“American General Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) in a jeep driving off. Several shots of the American soldiers. Several shots of a group of people gathered around a jeep at the open air camp, tents in background. General Eisenhower in a group, he shakes hands with a man. gets into jeep and drives off. Various shots of the British and American army, navy and airmen lined up on field. “

 
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1966? Postcard From Le Roussillon, France on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

This post card, possibly from August 29, 1966, shows travelers in a Hotchkiss (most likely), modified into a tour jeep.

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“Jeep Willys Hotchkiss car at Canigou, Roussillon, France vintage Postcard”

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1958 CJ-5 Pueblo, CO $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This CJ-5 looks pretty stock, though the V6 has been added (looks like a good install). It includes a good Kelly hardtop and a Warn OD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1926021090881487

“1958 Willys Jeep CJ5. Equipped with the original Buick 235 Dauntless V6 engine. 3 speed manual transmission. Twin stick T18 transfer case with a Warn Overdrive selector. This nice little machine starts right up and operates as it should.”

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1948 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA $14,999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks like a good build.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/el-dorado-1948-jeep-three-aa-flat-fender/7333259474.html

“1948 Willys flat fender has all the goodies 350 Chevy four-speed with granny gear 538 running gears smothers axles lockers power steering mint condition 14,925 miles.
Has a windshield and top”

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1947 CJ-2A Salt Lake City, UT $9878

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Today’s lesson: don’t take a history course from Atlas Motors. Apart from a few light mods, this looks solid.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/7238877

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“1947 JEEP WILLY, this is a shout out to the great men and women that made this country great!!! Building these jeeps to last longer then any modern day auto…Biggest mistake of one of our salesman here is that he passed on the chance to buy one of these that was still in the crate (for only $500.00 bucks), dropping these out of the back of an airplane and assembling them on the go to keep our troops mobile, talk about a modern day marvel… Enough of a history lesson for today, lets get down to brass tacks.

This 1947 green machine is amazing…basically rust free (wish i could say the same), paint and interior are above average. Runs and drives which is most excellent because who wants one of these as “yard art”? its all about the drive ability and this wicked wheeler can conquer anything, from a simple street speed bump to the side of any mountain you dare to roll over!!!

Feel free to come on in and take a look at this piece of history,(bring your checkbook and inform your wife that she just bought you your fathers day gift) museum hours M-F 10-7, S 10-6 closed Sundays
We are agents for most credit unions in Utah. This makes it super easy for us to help find the right loan for you, even if you aren’t a credit union member. (OAC)”

 
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1949 Wagon Grass Valley, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This hasn’t run in a while, but it looks like a great project.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/pts/d/grass-valley-1949-willy-wagon/7335815168.html

“1949, 2 Wheels Drive- Jeep Willy Overland Station Wagon. original, clear title, non op, pink in hand. Complete vehicle- instruments, radio, heater, seats, headliner bows, spare with mount, both bumpers , wood floor slats excellent, needs front floor pan, L6 engine complete, windows intact, last ran 2013, Brand New OEM complete wiring harness from Kaiser Willys included for the first project.”

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1948 Jeepster Auberry, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

Has been modified with 4WD.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/for/d/auberry-vj2-jeepster-1948/7333603383.html

“Jeepster 1948 Willy-Overland built only 10,000 of this vehicle in 1948 its first year, this phaeton body style was a two wheel drive vehicle built from 1948 to 1951. This jeepster has been modified with a 4×4 running gear from a 1950’s 4×4 jeep wagon. The engine is a early Chevrolet 327ci. Parts I have that go with the jeepster is a 4×4 auto trans 700r4 with starter, a new soft top complete with side curtains. the jeepster is complete starts and runs on a (PNO) with clean title. Body is in good shape the only body mods was to install the V8, its a build to build to your liking. All sold as one no parting out price is firm cash only”

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Year? M-38 Connersville, IN $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Mark spotted this promising looking project.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/connersville-1948-military-jeep-m38a/7334575808.html

“1948 Willys M38A, Motor is out and in the back this will be a full restore.”

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1953? CJ-3A? Rigby, ID $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The glass body (looks like a light one) seems in good shape, though the hood has collapsed. The frame may be custom.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/516101382910293

“$1000 obo it has a title fiber glass body it’s not mounted has boxed frame and a short block v6 buick that is a builder it’s a project”

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1942 MB Stanfield, OR $12,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has an f-head. No pics provided.

https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/d/stanfield-1942-jeep-willy-overland-mb/7331456350.html

“Testing the waters Chance to Own An American Icon ,world war ll army reconnaissance 1/4 ton 1942 Jeep Willy’s with updated Hurricane engine. Clean and reconditioned tub. Great running 4 cylinder engine with side valve exhaust and over head valve intake. New carburetor, tires and break system. 4 speed manual transmission with low and high transfer case. 4 wheel drive with locking hubs works like it should. new bushings and rubber mountings allows for a smooth steering with no steering wheel play real tight, Heater works like it should. Clean Title in hand asking $12,000 Or Serious Offers”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Lemoore, CA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(03/06/2021) It looks like the rear part of the body has been repaired; maybe melded with the back of a WWII body?

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/lemoore-jeep-flat-fender/7332324131.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeep flat fender, original rebuilt 4 cylinder motor with about 1000 miles logged. Runs good, the drive train and the brakes are in good condition, the three speed manual transmission with a two lever transfer case shifts smooth.
The body has no rust. Comes with a set of stock size wheels and tires, the interior is in good shape. Has a clean title and current tag”

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1943 GPW Pollock Pines, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500

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

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/pollock-pines-1943-jeep-willys-cj2a/7333306835.html

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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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1949 Sedan Delivery Eagle Creek, OR $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This might make a good build rig.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/eagle-creek-1949-jeep-willys-sedan/7335827091.html

“No motor no Trans, 12 bolt posi rearend, rack and pinion steering, disk breaks, very solid car inside and out no cancer, comes with extra
Doors, fenders and hood. Clean title in hand”

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1964? Flattie Whitefish, MT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/08/2021) This could be a DJ-3A body that’s been modified, but it’s hard to tell for sure. This jeep has a Bobcat hood, but it lacks a front driveline.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/columbia-falls-jeep-cj-2a/7331396278.html

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“Ford 302, has less than 100 miles since rebuild.
Ford T-18 transmission
Dana 20 transfer case
Boxed mail Jeep frame
Warn M8274-50 winch
Custom Dana 30 front end with Powertrax Lock-Right Locker
Dana 44 rear end with Powerlock locker
Warn manual hubs
4:88 gear ratio on the differentials

Doesn’t have front driveshaft. Just put in new battery, fuel pump and brakes.”

 
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1960 Wagon JeepRod Stockton, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

This project jeep rod needs some love.

https://stockton.craigslist.org/pts/d/stockton-1960-willys-panel/7332687785.html

“350 engine disc brakes need to be restored tilt front end”

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1961 FC-170 Moab, UT $15,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/29/2021) Has an updated powertrain.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/7210688

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“1961 Willys FC-170 (Forward Control Long Wheelbase)
*Vortec 4.3 V6
*700R auto trans
*Factory drivelines
*Custom Willy era correct trailer
*Runs & drives very well, even at Hwy speeds (O/D tranny)
*Clean Utah title, 1 of 306 currently titled in the entire US.
$15,000 OBO. (Might trade for a Travel Trailer of same value)”

 
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1957 Truck San Jose, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This “all original” truck sports a V-8. It also has a gov plate. A forest-service shaped sticker suggests this was likely a forest-service vehicle.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1957-jeep-willys-pickup/7336269007.html

“1957 Jeep Willys pick up all original has a 289 Engine has some rust in the bed this is a 4 x 4 truck is pretty much all their original”

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1958 Christmas Story of Kaiser’s Pink FC-170

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

UPDATE: Here’s an article published December 27, 1958, by the Honolulu Advertiser which tells the story of Henry’s gift to his wife.

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Local writer William Drury poked fun at the Kaisers for their pink obsession in this May 31, 1961, column in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:

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Originally Published December 24, 2016: In 1958, Henry Kaiser gave his wife Ale a pink FC-170 for Christmas. I tried to find some additional information or photos, but didn’t have any luck.

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FC-170 Jeep truck – Xmas gift for Ale Kaiser, 1958

A lover of pink, Henry Kaiser also had a colorful boat:
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UPDATED: March 1946 U-Drive ‘Jeep Joint’

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: It turns out that the U-Drive business first started right after the war continued into the 1960s, as this article from the June 1960 issue of the Honolulu Star-bulletin points out:

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Original Published October 20, 2020: A March 29, 1946, article highlighted a Jeep U-Drive business that opened in Honolulu. The first surplus jeeps sold could only be bought for business use by veterans. Roy L. Mongeon, from Hampton, Massachusetts, who was stationed in Hawaii, decided to purchase twenty jeeps. After a number of soldiers asked to drive his jeeps, he decided to open a jeep rental business.

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1960 Truck Ad + Drawing for Trips to Japan

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I thought this ad was interesting, as it promoted the chance to win two free trips to Japan, an offer that probably had little appeal, other than in Hawaii.It was published in the March 12, 1959, issue of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

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1947 CJ-2A Bonney Lake, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have a DJ-3A body.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/puyallup-1947-willys-cj2/7336023170.html

“1947 Willys CJ2 originally restored. Very rare Willy’s Jeep in great condition. Fun to drive and a definite eye catcher. It has been keep in it’s original condition except for a full cage roll bar, updated rims and tires, bikini top. Add to your collection for weekend driver or take further to car show and parade condition. $10,000 OBO.”

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1952 M-38A1 Redmond, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This looks like a good price.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/redmond-military-jeep/7335208216.html

“1952 WILLYS M38A1 MILITARY JEEP”

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1954 CJ-3B Richland, WA $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Looks like a good build.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/richland-1954-willys-cj3b/7335912335.html

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“1954 Willys CJ3B jeep. The tub was a replacement tub in 1994. The dash was removed from a stock 3B and installed. The grille, hood, and tailgate are factory “willys” Autometer “Phantom” gauges. 2014 Corvette seats with power and heated. Full roll cage. 2003 GM LMN-4 all aluminum 5.3 engine with less than 1000 miles on it. Turbo 350 transmission connected to a Dana 300 transfer case. J/B twin stick conversion. Lokar automatic shifter. Ididit stainless steel tilt column with custom wood steering wheel. Remote fan powered transmission cooler.

Power saginaw steering. 4 wheel disc brakes, all brand new, also has the new electronic emergency brake for the rear brakes.Dana 44 front and rear with 4:56 gears with Eaton e lockers F/R.The rear end is a full floating unit, Warn hubs front and rear. 2 1/2 inch Black Diamond lift springs, I also have a new set of Holbrook and hardware that will go with it.Like new BF Goodrich 315×70 R 17 tires on new aluminum wheels. Warn’s latest model of the 8274 winch 10,000 lbs with synthetic rope. NOS Specialty jeep top that was Kayline. Rear seat included but not installed. NO TRADES, CASH ONLY I have had this jeep for over 30 years, getting to old to enjoy it. Ask questions. Don’t need to sell so lets not waste each others time. I have over 3 times into it compared to what I am asking.”