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1951 “Jeeps While You Wait” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

This is another example of a “jeep-assembly” demonstration.

“Jeeps While You Wait (1951)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

LV. Elevated, officers watching demonstration in jeep assembly, four men with RCEME SCHOOL written on backs ready to assemble jeep. CU. Officer firing gun to start demonstration. SV. Demonstration team jack up frame and fit in engine. CU. Jack being put onto chassis. CU. Soldiers putting on wheels. CU. Soldier doing up wheel nuts. CU. One of demonstration team. SV. Two members of team putting back axle into position. SV. Team fixing on back axle. LV. Elevated body being put on completed chassis. CU. Body being put into position. CU. Clock. SV. Team fixing on bonnet. CU. Soldier looking on . LV. Team piling into jeep. SV. They drive off.”

 
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1967 Article on Fruit Harvester Mounted to a CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

An article from February 10, 1967, in the Fort Myers’ News Press highlighted the creation of a Fruit Harvester by local inventor Robert Wehr. The device could be mounted to a variety of vehicles, but in this case is pictured mounted on a CJ-5. I was unable to find another other articles about this invention.

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Here’s in the related patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US3413786

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1954 Photo of Women Marine Reservists

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

This photo from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science shows Denver’s female Marine Reservists piled onto an M-38. The women were in their second week of training in San Diego.

https://dmns.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/DMNSDMS~4~4~170428~121051

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PHOTO CREDIT: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, July 16, 1954.

“A jeep load of Denver’s Woman Marine Reservists arrive at a San Diego beach to enjoy some swimmin’ and sunnin’ as a part of their two weeks of summer training here at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. They represent the Woman Marine Disbursing Platoon, 1st 155 Millimeter Gun Battalion of Denver. The unit has just begun their second week.”

 
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Jeep Toy Collection Westland, MI

• CATEGORIES: toys

Seller is selling these toys at price levels of $10, $25, and $35. The seller is also selling the cabinet.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/tag/d/westland-25-year-collection-of-jeep-toys/7316551139.html

“25 year collection of jeep toys,many different sizes,pictures show a lot of them,the willys are banks ,the back door opens up,the glass ones are carved of a jeep,prices are $10.00,$25.00,and $35.00,cash only,located in westland,mi,cabinet is for sale in another ad,”

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1951 CJ-3A Barnes, MN $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks like a solid jeep.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/lake-nebagamon-1951-willys-cj3a/7321434886.html

“1951 Jeep Willys with a newer stock motor, overdrive, lock outs, new shocks, and like new tires. The wiring has been updated. Also comes with tow bar. It runs ”

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3 CJ-2As and Parts Phillips, WI No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

This seller is selling 3 CJ-2As and some parts.

https://northernwi.craigslist.org/pts/d/jeep-and-willys-parts-and-whole-jeeps/7318024532.html

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“I have a bunch of Willys and Kaiser era Jeep parts. Some of this will work on later AMC era CJs too, but do not assume they will. Many things changed from 71 to 72 and then even more from 75 to 76. I have frames and tubs and axles and transmissions and cases and a bunch of other small parts. Email me and lemme know what you need.

I also have complete 46, 47, and 48 CJ2As. All are for sale. I have tons of random other parts as well – frames, axles, etc. Plenty to kick start a good project.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Oconto, WI $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Not the best pics. It appears to have at least some updates.

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/cto/d/oconto-for-sale-or-trade/7308999812.html

“For sale or trade 1941 willeys Cj2a cal”

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1947? VEC CJ-2A Marietta, GA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Listed as a 1947, this militarized CJ-2A may be a 1946 VEC.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/marietta-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a/7319703045.html

“1947 Military Willy’s Jeep CJ2A. Jeep is in excellent, original condition (Garage Kept) and runs strong. It has a canvas roof, seats, body, and tires that are all in great condition.”

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1952 M-38 Jamestown, TN No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This M-38 likely has an f-head.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/snw/d/jamestown-1952-willys-jeep/7317316228.html

“1952 Willys Jeep
Runs good. Garage kept.
Located in Jamestown, TN.
Call/Text Debbie for more information.”

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1946 CJ-2A JeepRod Duluth, MN $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,500

(06/21/2020) Lots of custom work.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/d/saint-paul-reduced-hot-rod-willys-jeep/7314799556.html

“1946 willy Jeep custom replica 454/ posi rear end , everything custom ! auto tranny 8667 miles ”

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Year? M-38 Powder Springs, GA $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Engine is frozen.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/d/powder-springs-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a-m38/7313623287.html

“year is unceratain. For parts or restore . Cleanest 1940s 4×4 you will ever see. No rust any where. Engine stuck. Good brakes. gas tank is clean. tie rod is bent, look under grill picture. it still steers though. No paperwork. Bill of sale. Year is what guy I got it from said. You will have to judge for your self.”

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1965 CJ-5 Tux Park Western MA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: Nate pulled the head off and freed up the two stuck exhaust valves. It now runs great! Also replaced the water pump that started leaking.

(05/04/2021) Nate’s selling this pieced together CJ-5 Tux Park.

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/1965-tuxedo-park-mark-iv.147547/

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“Selling this tuxedo park I pieced together from several different jeeps. All of the jeeps I used had issues. One had a bad frame, but good engine and transmission, one had a good frame with a title and the other had a decent body. Yes, it does have title with vin tag and jeep trim tag attached to the blue cowl in the pics.

Comes with a bunch of spare parts, including another junk windshield frame with a good glass, chrome windshield latches and chrome hinges, chrome tail gate hinges and a column shift T90. Has tuxedo park 10″ brakes and small yoke front driveshaft. Some column shift linkage is still on the column. Blue hood has chrome hood hinges as well. Jeep runs and drives, but it has a stuck exhaust valve. Blue cowl also has a column shift dash. I have 4 extra wheels that go with it, so there will be seven wheels that match. The white one is some sort of oddball thing. The matching ones are correct for a tux park. The only coolant leak I see is from the water pump. Asking $5000 or best offer. I can deliver to the Great Willys picnic in June.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A St. Cloud, MN $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

https://stcloud.craigslist.org/clt/d/campbell-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/7312550055.html

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A: 4X4, Hi/LO Tranny, Fully Restored, New Gas Tank, Fuel Pump, Carb, New Planed Head, Tufted Seats, Roll Bar, Soft Top, Spare Gas Tank and Carrier, Chrome Spokes, Newer Tires, Toll Bar, Original Horn Works! Heater, Radio, Newer Paint, New Battery, Runs like a Kitten, 2nd Owner 53 years, Driven in Many Parades. No Tire Kickers, Don’t need selling! Include your phone number.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Barrington, IL $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks like a good start for a Jeepster project.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/barrington-1950-willys-jeepster/7321725724.html

“NO ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION!
Rolling project car that was running last month
Former hot rod set up for GM V-8 & 4 speed
Has GM power steering installed
Completely fresh fuel system from gas cap to engine
King pin and suspension bushings just done
New brake master cyl., lines and hoses.
Dodge Dakota rear end
Simple to re-power and drive as is with loads of patina or a straight forward, no surprises restoration
VERY VERY solid body needing paint, interior and top”

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1949 Truck Hartington, NE $19,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/16/2020) Nice looking truck with a rear PTO gear box.

https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/grd/d/hartington-1949-willys-pickup/7318787473.html

“Completely restored, new brake linings,new tires,and major overhaul on motor . In perfect condition and ready to drive . Asking 15,000”

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1948 CJ-2A Hartington, NE $17,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/26/2020) Looks solid.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/grd/d/lake-worth-1948-cj2a-willys-jeep/7319170746.html

“New tub ,professional painted,new master cylinder, and new tires . In perfect condition and ready to drive .”

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1943 GPW Powder Springs, GA $4000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/13/2021) It’s rusty, but there still may be some useful parts (whether it is $4000 of useful parts is less clear).

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/d/marietta-1943-willys-mb-ww2-jeep/7313742605.html

“War hero. serial number starts with 20 followed by a 2 or 3 . the rest is not legible. that means it is a early 43. Very Rusty. Needs tub pans front and back. Missing back seat and front seats are toast. As the pictures show it has a lot of original ww2 stuff on it. If you don’t know what this is, then please don’t ask a lot of questions. If you aren’t somebody who builds these then you should look for less of a project. Pictures are clear. It rolls.”

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1948 Parkway Wagon Trailer Sparta, WI $1500

• CATEGORIES: trailer, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/24/2019) Another wagon-into-trailer modification.

https://madison.craigslist.org/pts/d/sparta-1948-willys-camping-trailer/7308066365.html

“Willy’s station wagon made into camping trailer back in the 50’s. Been saving it to restore an pull behind my Willy’s station wagon or truck, but time to let someone else enjoy it. Has the rare, hard to find, ‘ barn doors ‘ in back. Will need metal work, but it’s mostly flat panels on body and frame. $1500.”

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1949 CJ-3A Eveleth, MI $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/12/2021) I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/pts/d/eveleth-1949-jeep-cj-3a-parts-or-will/7319296825.html

“1st thing look up the zip code so you know where the item is located. If your not willing to come and get it or have someone haul it then please do not bother to proceed any farther. I can haul it but 1/2 down before moving and 1/2 down of haul fee.

From best i can find this is around a 1949 CJ-3, the motor, a overhead valve cylinder engine, we put in years ago but then just forgot about working on it. The tub is loose, the fender is off, one is missing. What you see in the pics is what you get, it is a project without a title. The jeep has the vin tag on the tub but is hard to read.”

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1962 CJ-3B Grantsville, MD $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Looks in good shape. Has an OD and PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/157059826366963

“CJ3B 1962 Jeep from southwestern US. Repowered with small V8. 3 speed with Warn overdrive.”

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1941 Video Footage of Edsel Ford and the Ford GP

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

This video was part of the press release information by Ford that introduced the new Ford GP. We’ve seen much of this footage previously.

“This black and white 1941 demonstration film, produced by Ford Motion Picture Laboratories and narrated by Michigan sportscaster Harry Wismer, shows U.S. Army Truck, ¼ ton 4×4 Command Reconnaissance vehicles in action at and around the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan (TRT 0:23).

Opening titles (0:07). Dedication: “This film is respectfully dedicated to the officers and men of the United States Army in the name of American Industry…” (0:27).

A trio of Ford 4×4 Reconnaissance Cars or GPW “Jeeps” exit a Ford River Rouge Plant garage in single file. Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company delivers the initial order of 1,500 U.S. Army cars to then-Brigadier General Charles H. Bonesteel III, speaking into a WXYZ radio microphone (0:45).
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Year? Photo of a M-38 Fire/Brush Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

This m-38 fire/brush jeep has some unusual mods.

View all the information on eBay

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“You are bidding on (1) 35mm Fire Apparatus Slide of Burrilville RI Brush 1 1952 Willy’s Jeep X-US Army

Slide is in excellent condition. If image appears to be cut off it is from my scanner. Actual image is fine in slide mount.

Original photographer retains the copyright on the image.”

 
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SOLD ….

• CATEGORIES: Features

Our old Pasco house hit the market Wednesday afternoon. By 4:00pm yesterday there were four good offers, two of which were $20k over the asking price ($379,000). My Mother-In-Law accepted the best offer ($26k over the asking price with no inspection required) last night. It’s just another reminder that it’s a red-hot market out there for sellers!

With that step done, we are closer to regular updates returning.

My son and his gf are in town this weekend, so updates will be scarce, but things ought to return to normal next week (I know, I said that last week, lol).

 

 
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1945 “Laying Telephone Line in the Saar” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features

The most of this video shares some great footage of a weasel, with the footage alternating between stringing telephone lines and zipping along flooded roads. It feels like the kind of story Ernie Pyle would write about. A jeep appears briefly near the middle of the video.

“Saar,Germany.

Clapper board: “3rd Army, 26th Division. ‘Weasel’ lays wire in flooded Saar valley. Camera: Lt. Elk, Feb. 9th 1945”.

Various shots three American soldiers driving around flooded area in jeep with caterpillar wheels (“Weasel”). A roll of telegraph wire hangs off back off vehicle, GI ties end of wire to tree, vehicle drives off leaving trail of telegraph wire. Various C/Us GIs stripping ends of wire to attach to tree.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Maspeth, NY $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4108739879192868

“I’m selling my wheel willy 1947 total Restoration rom and driving good no problem”

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