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1978 Article on Road Rebels Playday

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

An article in the June 22, 1978, issue of the Longview Daily News highlighted an upcoming Road Rebels jeep club payday. The reference to 199 trophies to be awarded reminded me of just how big of an event the Sunday evening trophy awards could be. They could last hours. People usually lumped together by clubs in one large group. Each name would be called. Imagine it takes one minute to hand out each trophy; in the case of this event you’d be looking at over three hours for 199 trophies.

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Warn Belt Buckle

• CATEGORIES: Features

Thanks to Dave for sending me this custom Warn hub belt buckle that he made! I’ll have this one on a belt next week. If you are interested in one, he charges $50, but can reduce the price a little if you can donate a hub.

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1950 Willys Makes Sense Postcard

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

This oversize 5″x7″ postcard arrived as part of a multiple postcards from eBay.  The postcard was part of the 1950-1951 Willys Makes Sense campaign and was the first image published in magazines as part of the campaign.

It’s unclear to me just how many different images were used from the campaign for Willys Makes Sense postcards, but beware that there are a variety of newly printed postcards on eBay and Etsy.

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1953 Photo of American Relief for Poland Wagon on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This 7″x5″ photo shows a Jeep Station painted up for an American Relief of Poland campaign.

View all the information eBay

” US Shipping is $4 per photo/lot as listed. Photo shipped in archival plastic sleeve & in greeting card w/ stamp.”

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WANTED: 1971 Offset Dana Rear in the PNW

• CATEGORIES: wanted

My friend Steve is looking for a 1971 Offset Dana Rear in the PNW for a flat fender build. If anyone has one for sale, email me at d @ deilers.com (remove spaces around the @) and I’ll hook you up with him.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Austin, NV $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Needs some work, but runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/403351574116024

“1947 CJ2A willies. Runs and drives. Has tow bar. Needs brakes repaired ( I have the parts to repair the brakes)”

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1958 FC-170 Glenwood Springs, CO $17,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price now $17,000.

(09/30/2020) Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/384787079554219

“1958 Willys FC170 Has a 59 Chevy 283 with a RARE T98 4 speed. Everything works and runs! Zero rust and bondo! Interior in progress. Have seen these going from $7k for a non running one up to $35k for a fully restored. MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER!”

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1972 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Bellflower, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

This is a 2WD sand jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828718211239539

“For sale… $12,500 OBO 1972 CJ5 Jeep all fiberglass body and one piece hood. 2 wheel drive with a Pontiac 9 1/2 rearend. 355 SBC with 400 trans. Only one trip on trans. Running 20.00 paddles. LED headlights and bar. New fuel tank. Custom dash …. $12,500 OBO”

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1968 Land Rover Santana Colorado Springs, CO $9499

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This Land Rover was important from Paraguay and does not have a US title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550242015865151

“1968 Land Rover Santana – Imported from Paraguay (South America). Left Hand Drive, Diesel, Manual Transmission. Solid project for a rugged daily or full high end restoration and custom project. Overlander. Camping. Paint is original brown under the blue wrap. Was used as a rural ambulance in Paraguay. Comes with the Land Rover branded winch in unknown condition but that has to rare? Series III (series 3) 109 pre Defender 110 model but similar look. Very cool rare vehicle. 5 door. Has seats for 10. Has the safari roof with vents under it. This is a legally imported Land Rover from Paraguay. The title is still foreign but I will help the new owner transfer the title to US…I just didn’t do it due to having brought in 6 cars at once and no need to do everything 2x since I’m not keeping it. I WILL HELP YOU GET THE TITLE IN YOUR STATE! Engine and drivetrain are complete but in unknown operational condition other than they turn freely.”

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1946 CJ-2A Murdock, NE $4250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4250.

(11/16/2020) Runs and drives, but has some floor patches.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3410838365637969

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“Willys CJ2A, 134 go devil, t90 & dana 18, new fuel system including new poly tank and carb, 2.5″ rancho lift kit, NEW set (4) 32 x 9.5 super swamper tsl’s on new wheels, new set (5) 31 x 10.5 good year wranglers on new wheels, new rear drive shaft, new aluminum radiator & electric fan, new oil pressure, water temp, voltage gages. Original grill guard installed. Big boy rear fender mod, moves seat back 5″ Needs re wired (bare minimum now), i have new speed way wiring kit, just needs installed Needs front drive shaft. Runs great, brakes work, steering is good, floors and tub really good shape. Clear title. Would trade for TJ. Very good runner. Less than 60″ wide so legal for most local ATV trails. $5k, OBO.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Oneals, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body looks in decent shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2817151551831606

“I have a 1946 Willys CJ2A project. All I have is what is pictured. Tub Fenders Frame 3 axles (2 rear, 1 front) Hood Gas tank Grille Feel free to shoot me an offer.”

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1969 M-274 Mule Loma Linda, CA $5400

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5400.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/322284505745701

“running and driving, street legal with title, just got it back up and running, installed a new carb, fuel pump, fuel filter and plus/wires. Has electric starter and chevy style alternator, this has lots of potential for a full restoration or just polish it up and run it as is.”

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1947 CJ-2A Halifax, MA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) This has a variety of mods. It appears to have a replacement body.

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/clt/d/halifax-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep-10k-or/7235046630.html

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“1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep
Please note: I am just posting this for someone their phone number is listed in the contact button call only he does not text!
40K original miles still have original speedometer 747 mile since complete rebuild only 74 miles in the past 5 years starts right up! original 134 4-cylinder motor never removed. Custom dual-exhaust. 100% original T90 transmission, drivetrain and axle -never removed. axle never removed. Axle gear ratio 5.38 Full Rancho suspension & stabilizers. 34.50 -9.50 Super Slumber tires -100% tread. 100% complete brake rebuild – All Parts including brake lines, brake cams and wheel and master cylinder. Brand new steel body. Frame sandblasting PR-15 and painted 78 Corvette yellow. Continue reading

 
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Year? CJ-3A Abilene, TX $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3200.

(09/06/2020) Lacks a battery and a title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3828836807132212/

“This Willis Jeep has original motor. It is between a 1948 and 1952. Needs battery and a little tlc No title”

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1947 CJ-2A Brookhaven, MS $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2020) Runs and drives. Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/375324926853369/

“1947 original CJ2A Everything works ,Mossy Oak paint is a stick on vinyl”

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Year? CJ-2A Mounds, OK $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price now $2500.

(09/08/2020) Project or parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/802173993950201

“Willyz Jeep doesn’t run would be a great project for the right person.. as is”

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Happy Thanksgiving

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Thanksgiving is a sign that 2020 is almost over …

Mark shared this photo of a CJ-2A and a successful turkey hunt. Per a website about Texas license plate history, the plate indicates this is a 1950 plate, meaning it is likely a 1950 photo. Unfortunately, the KT on the left side of the plate is not a county abbreviation or code.

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Early Tractor Race Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

They aren’t jeeps, but they are definitely off road (and through buildings). Thanks to Roger Martin for sharing this unusual video. The race took place in 1920s New Zealand according to youtube.

 
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CJ-2 Fire Jeep Photos

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

This nice little nugget of Willys history has been posted since 2011, but somehow I missed it. The Kaiser Willys blog has three photos of a CJ-2 (not CJ-2A) Fire Jeep that includes the “JEEP” plate across the front of the windshield.

https://blog.kaiserwillys.com/the-postwar-willys-cj-2-fire-jeep

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1945 Photo of Rocket Launcher

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: The press photo at bottom was published in several newspapers, including the February 04, 1945, issue of the Knoxville News-Sentinel:

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Originally Posted May 14, 2016: 

“1945- Barrage rockets are readied for firing from an experimental rocket firing jeep at test range in Inyokern, California. Photos measure approx. 7″ x 9”.

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Perfect Jeep and Parts Co. Catalog on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’ve seen a Perjeco catalog (note that name is the cable address), but not a Perfect Jeep catalog. I’m not sure how those two companies are related (or maybe one is just a DBA). The catalog is probably not worth much.

View all the information on eBay

“Vintage 1950s Perfect Jeep and Parts Co. Willy’s Jeep Parts Catalogue”

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1975 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Mesa, AZ $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

Could be worth a look if you just want a fun sand/drag jeep. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/182905393/1975-CJ5-Jeep-436-CID.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=59&from=search#9

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“1975 JEEP CJ-5 436,CID small Block
This Jeep is not a show car but
Built for fun!

Engine is New with only one tank of fuel (C-14) ran through it.
Over 15k in Engine 980+ Hp, built to add 500 hp NOS kit.

Racing Part Number:ESP-B12028040 Continue reading

 
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1950 CJ-3A & CJ-5 Roller & Parts Azle, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/415037812962237

“1950 Willys Jeep , Classic fully restored. Azle texas”

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1979 CJ-5 Drag Jeep San Antonio, TX $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

The is actually street legal in Texas. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Willys/183206129/1979-CJ5-stretched-Jeep-.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=51&from=search#4

“Fiberglass front fenders, Rockwell straight axel with disc brakes. Rack n pinion steering. New MC,rear brakes. 9” Ford with 5:13 and a spool. New MY Sportsman S/R tires. MT rims. 1964 327 with 12:1 pistons, Crane roller valvetrain. Crane Fireball heads (292 Corvette angle plug heads) , Victor jr. Proform 750 carburetor dp. New MSD distributor and coil( HVC II) . New 10 gallon fuel cell. Hughes racing pg with trans brake. 4000 stall converter. Ballistic blanket.
Many new parts and miscellaneous parts go with it.
This Jeep has been set up to be street legal. It passed Texas state inspection 11-18. Clear title.”

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Fiberglass Drag Jeep Bodies Monticello, IL $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

There’s a company out of Illinois selling drag ‘jeep’ fiberglass bodies called Dunn & Gone Racing, Inc. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/184108659/RAMROD-JEEP-BODIES.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=32&from=search#6

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“The newset addition to our high quality fiberglass family
—RAMROD—
Each body is hand laid with the best resins and glass available
Specs
overall length 143 inches
cage opening width 30 ½ inches
rear width 63 inches
front width 52 inches
Basic wheel base from rear center to front center 96 inches
untrimed rear wheel well opening 34 inches, trimmed 39 inches
no body work required, just wetsand and paint!!!!
1800.00 in stock and available NOW
Thanks
JD
Dunn and Gone Racing Inc.
Located in Monticello Illinois”