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1942 MB Menlo Park, CA $10,450

• CATEGORIES: MB

Jay shared this modified Flattie. The kids selling it are trying to raise money for college.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/menlo-park-1942-willys-mb-crawler/7287033462.html

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“1942 Willy’s MB modified for off-roading. Lots of aftermarket and swapped parts added on, a ton of fun even just to drive on the street. The motor is a Ford 289 (might be a High Output but not sure) from a 60s Mustang with a mild cam, mated to a 4 speed T18 trans. Dana 44 in the rear, Dana 20 up front with a Dana 18 transfer case. It is running on open headers at the moment, but I have the mufflers if you want them. The car sat for a handful of years, but I have completed a lot of maintenance work and she runs and drives very strong:

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October 1952 Motor Trend Cover and Article

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features, Magazine, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

As I was packing, I pulled this issue of Motor Trend aside. When I leafed through it, I realized there was a jeep-related article I missed. So, here the “Unique Cars for Sportsmen” by Jim Earp. All the vehicles herein are interesting. The first page has a pic at the bottom of Vic Hickey’s famous jeep.

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1942 Jeep Day in Mansfield, Ohio, Raises Big Bucks

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The June 13, 1942, issue of the News-Journal out of Mansfield, Ohio, happily reported on the unexpected amount of bond sales at the city’s previous day’s “Jeep Day”. The committee had hoped to sell $10,000 worth of bonds, but topped $25,000 instead. I’m sure it was all due to the jeeps!

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1953 Exploration of Manuelito Canyon, New Mexico

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Gallup’s local Willys dealer organized a trip to Manuelito Canyon, according to an article int he October 14, 1953, issues of the Albuquerque Journal. Some local Gallup area residents had hoped at the time that the canyon would become a national park. Instead, in 1964, it was named a National Historic District. There is (was?) a visitor’s center, but it is temporarily closed (and was so as of January of 2020, which predated the pandemic).

I like this photo with the line up of wagons. I’d love to find the original or reprint of this. 
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Al-Toy Jeepster Butler, PA $999

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s a rare Jeepster Al-Toy for sale.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/tag/d/butler-1949-promo-car-willys-jeepster/7256548112.html

“1949 Promo Car Willys Jeepster Cast Toledo Bronze Co Al-toys RARE 15″ Unrestored told they only made about 350 of these! guess costs were too high to produce & sell, were never sold retail, were made for dealer promo’s pretty rare piece!! a must for the serious collector! have only seen a couple of them for sale at 3000-3500 heres a nice unrestored example!

have some other high end toys listed!”

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1953 M-38A1 USMC Elk Horn, IA eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this M-38A1 for sale. The seller doesn’t note it, but the bumpers suggest this to be the USMC variant. This also has the Selector-Style Free-Lock branded hubs. It’s the first time I’ve seen that style of Selector branded Free-Lock (the others I’ve seen have been the more squat version and/or the more polished version).

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“This is a 1953 M38A1 jeep that I did a full frame off restoration and engine rebuild. The horn does not work. Drives well. New canvas seats. Low miles on almost new tires. Clear Iowa Title.”

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1943 GPW Cumming, IA eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Bill shared this nice looking MB that’s for auction on eBay. This does have a charging issue.

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“Rebuilt 15 years ago haven’t used the last 5. Has a charging problem. Had the generator locally rebuilt so I can only assume it’s the regulator which I will supply with vehicle. Good clear title. Good solid condition. What you see in the photos is what comes with the Jeep. OVM, some tools, jack, air pump, fire extinguisher, Decon cylinder with bracket, grease gun, oil can, water bucket, water can, combat wheels and Firestone tires, working 600 series signal Corp radio with all accessories to include crystals, spare tubes, lollipop mike, headphones, headset, carrying strap, complete vehicle and ground mount antennas, ground mount battery box, radio manual, remote, and antenna tie down with insulator. Numerous “F” marked parts to include but not limited to: bumpers, seats, grab handles, towing Pintle , and numerous bolts. Beach wood canvas top and seat cushions. Also includes rifle rack and hull compass.”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Cathedral City, CA $17,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

This 3B looks solid. It has some unmarked Watson style Hubs (possibly bought through Sears).

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/palm-springs-immaculte-1953-willys-jeep/7284637269.html

“53B Willys CJ mechanically and cosmetically restored, original engine and drive train with 12volt system, 20 year service record, stored in temperature and humidity controlled garage. Jeep is in showroom condition. Runs great and will pass inspection. Comes with spare tire and tow bar.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lemoore, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

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/7286136988.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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1950 CJ-3A Carmel, ME $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Lots of customs work on this jeep.

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/hampden-1950-willys-cj3a-jeep/7284548196.html

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“1950 willys cj2A modified jeep for sale
Classic willys appearance with modern capabilities.
custom built real rock crawler and off roader
complete build with custom frame, driveline, suspension, steering, full roll cage, etc.
Was built in Utah about 8 years ago.
I bought it, used it for a trip to Moab, brought it to Maine and have used it very little since.

6,000 miles on build
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1946 CJ-2A Gloucester, MA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This jeep has a fiberglass body. The bumpers might be from Runck (Runck made products out of North Bend, Ohio .. Rick Riley has more examples on Runck products from this 2018 visit).

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/gloucester-1946-willyz/7286386991.html

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1957 FC-150 Drivetrain Pleasanton, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $500.

(07/10/2020) This does not appear to include the frame.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/pleasanton-57-fc-150-drivetrain/7286509731.html

“F134, t90, spicer 18 front and rear axels and springs.
All running when removed.”

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1960 FC-170 Nova, VA $9900

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9900.

(01/01/2017) More photos here: https://willysjeepfc170.blogspot.com

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/rhoadesville-jeep-fc170-willys-forward/7280565637.html

“Jeep Forward Control. Willys
FC170, with snowplow.
Runs and drives.
All there including the snowplow, brand new windshield and the manuals for maintenance etc.
See blog with photos of project for more photos and information.
This truck will require redtoration work, a new bed and other bodywork to finish depending on what direction u wan to go with it.
These are now getting super hard to find in even reasonable condition.
Dont ask me to come and look at it if you dont have cash and a trailer to take it home with you.
Price is firm due to the rare nature of this truck..”

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1950 M-38 Riner, VA $1200

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This is an incomplete project. The frame has mods.

https://blacksburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/blacksburg-1950-m38-jeep-flatfender/7270416185.html

“Selling my m38 project. It wasn’t a great candidate for restoration so I started taking it in this direction. No engine, no transmission\x-case. Rough tub, cowl good tho, uncut dash. Grill, fenders, hood, windshield frame, seat frames in good condition. Frame is original but has been boxed. Set up with YJ rear leafs all around, new Shackles, hangers and bushings. Includes all small parts. I’m also including pair of scout II dana 44’s. Rather not seperate yet, axles maybe. Lmk if you have any questions and better pictures coming soon. Thanks for looking”

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1944 MB San Gabriel Valley, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: MB

This is a rolling chassis with mods.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/sunland-1944-willys-jeep-cj2a/7283708588.html

“1944 Willys Jeep CJ2A
Very Clean Rolling Chassis
Ready to Build Custom or Classic”

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1948 Jeepster Prineville, KY $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

It’s got some scratches, dents and dings.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/d/calvin-1948-willys-jeepster/7276147566.html

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“1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER
3 SPEED ON THE COLUMN
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RUNS AND DRIVES
LIKE NEW TIRES ALL THE WAY AROUND

ITS GOT SOME DENTS AND SCRATCHES WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES”

 
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1942 MB USN Portland, ME $12,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

It doesn’t run.

https://maine.craigslist.org/pts/d/portland-1942-usn-willys-mb/7285209163.html

“Been garaged until last years for approximately 25 years. Originally from the Brunswick Naval Air Station, all original and complete. Had it turning over but couldn’t get it started so I purchased an identical engine but haven’t installed it yet. Had 3 of the combat split rims blasted and painted with new NDT tires and tubes. Tub can be repaired or replaced, change my mind daily on what way to go. I need to thin out the herd, too many Jeep’s right now. Have some new brake parts, frame is excellent”

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1948 CJ-2A Summersville, WV $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/06/2021) Looks in good shape. Has the wrong grille for a 1948.

https://morgantown.craigslist.org/atq/d/morgantown-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7276752288.html

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“This is a stunning 1948 Willy’s Jeep that has been carefully restored to be a perfect piece for a collector or a Jeep lover who wants a piece of American History. Purchased with plans to drive as a summer toy, plans have changed and need to find this beauty a great home. Vehicle displays 66,705 miles. Vehicle has been restored and includes many original components, including the engine, transmission, bridge frame, gauges, etc.

Was repainted in a satin fire red color and is a real head turner both on and off the road. As you can see from the pictures, all restoration components were carefully selected to be vintage OEM pieces and the work was done to keep the vintage feel of the era. The jeep includes 1/2 doors with canvas uppers (not pictured) and a full canvas top (as shown).

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CJ-2A & Parts Saxonburg, PA Estate Sale

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/08/2021) Not sure how much value is here.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/d/saxonburg-estate-sale-willys-jeep-and/7280844726.html

“Willys Jeep and other Jeep transmissions for sale in an estate sale.”

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1945 MB Wenatchee, WA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

Runs, but had mods.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/east-wenatchee-1945-jeep-willys/7285346415.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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1950-1952 Truck Brochure Scans

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Thanks to Andy for taking photos of his oversize truck brochures. These are framed and behind glass, so he had an understandably difficult time getting good photos. The first two are domestic brochures. The third is a French version of this Willys truck brochure.

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Comparison of Five Wagon/Truck Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Here’s an updated version of the post that separates the 1950-1952 oversize truck brochure from the sedan delivery wagon brochures with similar designs.

Originally Published Feb 26, 2021: I was inspired to purchase and learn more about the brochures below after realizing that a poster I saw during a visit at Dave Antram’s place in 2013. Here’s a photo of it:

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While I originally thought these brochures were all printed in early 1950, I’m now less certain, as Colin pointed out that #1 (4WD Willys Truck) mentions “Key Starting”, which appeared in 1952. In addition, one of the truck brochures has “1951” printed on the subheading. I suspect we’ll never get firm evidence on the publish dates of these:

You can view the original scans using the following links:

  1. The upper right New Willys Sedan Delivery with — Hurricane 4 Cylinder Engine (Copper?)
  2. The upper left New Willys Sedan Delivery with — Hurricane 4 Cylinder Engine (blue) 
  3. The lower left Sedan Delivery Export brochure with the “New” Hurricane (red)
  4. The lower right Sedan Delivery with “Famous” Hurricane is here (blue): 

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And now the trucks from the same period. I don’ have full scans of the bottom two trucks:

  1. The upper left NEW 4WD WILLYS Truck brochure
  2. The upper right NEW 1/2 Ton WILLYS Truck brochure
  3. The lower left is of a French 4WD Willys Truck brochure:
  4. The lower right brochure is a 1951 Willys 4WD Truck Brochure

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Then there is this oddball Willys Delivery Sedan brochure that has the same front as the brochure above, but unfolds differently, is black and white, and has content arranged differently on the interior pages:

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1944 Five Army Auto-Mechanics Courses **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

**SOLD** Scottie has laid claims to these books … 

These five books were published for the military services in May of 1944 and have courses on various aspects of Auto Mechanics. I bought these hoping to find some jeep info, but found none. Still, this may be of interest to some WWII buffs (mostly non-military automobile mechanicals).

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1. C0URSE 1-THE ENGINE – BOOK IS MISSING BACK COVER AND FRONT IS SOILED. NO TORN OR MISSING PAGES.

2. COURSE 2-COOLING, LUBRICATION, AND FUEL SYSTEMS. SOME WATER DAMAGE ON PAGES. BUT COVERS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE. NO TEARS OR MISSING PAGES.

3. COURSE 3-AUTOMATIC ELECTRICITY-WATER DAMAGE AND CREASES ON FRONT AND BACK COVERS-NO TEARS OR MISSING PAGES. BACK COVER HAS A SMALL TEAR.

4. COURSE 4-THE POWER FLOW. MISSING FRONT AND BACK COVERS BUT NO TORN PAGES OR MISSING PAGES.

5. COURSE 5-CHASSIS UNITS. FRONT AND BACK COVERS ARE SOILED BUT NO MISSING OR TORN PAGES.”

 
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1942 War Production Board Father’s Day Poster Bantam BRC-60

The War Production Board produced several different “Father’s Day” posters (other posters at the gov archives), including this one with an illustration of a Bantam BRC-60. It also included a letter, though it’s not clear to me how the letter and poster would have been displayed (newspaper? magazine?). Father’s Day fell on June 21st in 1942.

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Photo of Pouliot’s Dealership w/ Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mike shared this photo that was floating around Facebook. It’s possible that this was a Minnesota dealership, as a few research nibbles seemed to send me there, but I couldn’t confirm anything. I imagine this was taken between 1963-1965, given he models shown.

The photo seems to have been first posted on Facebook here.

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