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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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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”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Justin, TX $3950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has an inline 6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/715661085691073

“Asking $3950 OBO Runs well Not street legal Been on same farm 25 yrs, hasn’t left…. Tires are new. Jeep is 1950 Willis engine is 50 model studie Baker flathead 6 cylinder, uses oil not new its Vintage. Windshield included”

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1959 Model? Topsham, VT $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ-6, CJ5, DJ-3A, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/grd/d/sharon-willy-jeep/7236066296.html

“I HAVE A 1959 JEEP WITH A LOT IF NEW PART”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Philadelphia, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Steve spotted this rusty 3B. It sounds like the seller is willing to deal. Not a whole lot of value here.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/philadelphia-1953-willys-jeep-parts-or/7235386861.html

“PARTS OR REPAIR U DECIDE….SELLING COMPLETE VEHICLE AS IS…..1953 WILLYS JEEP…. WITH A PLOW PUMP…THE BLADE MIGHT BE HERE SOMEWHERE…..HASENT RAN SINCE TO 80s….O THE GOOD OLD DAYS !!!!….MOSTLY ALL THERE…LOL…GOOD FOR PARTS….ENGINE SEEMS TO BE LOCKED UP…FRAME LOOKS GOOD AS FAR AS I CAN SEE….LOOK AT PICTURES….2500.00…O.B.O…HAS KEY AND A TITLE !!!….ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK…..LEAVE A NUMBER IF INTERESTED…..THANKS…….IT HAS TO GO !!!”

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Drag Jeep McMinnville, OR $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

This drag jeep uses a narrow racing body which were popular in the PNW4WD racing scene. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Mud-Racing/184109610/Fiberglass-Jeep-.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=46&from=search

“540 c.i. Dart block, Turn Key, Chrome Molly frame. Power Pro Chain drive, 1250 CFM, TH400, Mac, 360 c.c. heads.”

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1950 CJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $4153

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has axle, brake and steering updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5633819699977588

“NO TITLE! Bill of Sale ONLY! $4250 Or Best CASH Offer 1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep does run and drive (no brakes) Also included: Dana 30 narrow axle (disk brake) Leaf springs Power steering gear box (mount) 5 OEM rims w/tires Drive train looks to be original and in good shape (engine timing cover leaks oil). surface rust (previous body repairs need work) a little money in parts and you can drive it around the lease, property, ranch…”

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1950 CJ-3A Justin, TX $22,750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2020) Nice looking 3A. Lacks a hood gutter, but that’s a trivial detail.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3123387011032243/

“Fully restored and family owned since 1960. Painted Luzon red with black canvas top (military style folding top) & interior. Converted to 12V electrics with dual turn signals and brake lamps. Original engine, transmission, and transfer case/running gear. Never wrecked. New body (original windshield frame & grille), wheels, tires (military NDT). Overdrive transmission, electric wipers and period correct military hemp tow rope. New front axle shafts. 200 miles since restoration. No expense spared in restoration, every nut/bolt/seal etc replaced.”

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1950 CJ-3A Denver, CO No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2020) Has a few updates. Looks well maintained.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1292028234483927/

“This is a 1950 Wilys Cj3 2a Jeep completely restored original drive train. many extra parts”

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1952 M-38 Bossier, LA $4000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(03/20/2020) This old Portland Fire jeep is supposed to run and drive, once the clutch is finished.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1747082655457321

“‘Selling my dream project. Tough times require tough decisions. This is a 1952 M-38 Willys Jeep. 4WD miracle. RUNS AND DRIVES, doesn’t stop great. Brand new clutch. Comes with extras, and a $50 gift card to the Jeep parts store I never got to use! Serous inquiry only, please no tire-kickers. Almost all original. Started life as a Korean war jeep, then went on to be used for the fire dept in Portland. You can see the OD green under the red FD paint. Very cool and nostalgic. Email me with any questions you have, I’ll be happy to answer. Title in hand. $100 deposit. ”

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1956 CJ-6 Pepperell, MA $3400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/d/pepperell-1956-cj/7233340322.html

“Good running Willy’s Jeep ,drives ,stops recent all new brakes .New shocks and other new parts ,enclosed cab with good heat for winter plowing .plow is manual and needs pump to raise and lower .body has patches and frame is in good shape Bill of sale only $3000 please only serious interest”

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1946 CJ-2A Everly, IA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still available.

(06/13/2020) Project or parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/616705352266894/

“I have a Willy’s CJ-2a for sale with an F-head engine in it out of a cj-3b The entire frame has been redone with new suspension, transmission was went through before I purchased it. The engine was rebuilt before it was put in the frame. The body needs the floor and firewall finished and braced. I do not have the steering column or windshield for it. Selling because I have too many projects at the moment and this one just isn’t getting done. I have a title for it in hand.”

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FC-150 Postcards

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here are multiple FC-150 postcards advertising FC-150s.

1. This postcard is Form No. W-FC-10 and is currently on eBay. It opens vertically: 
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2. This postcard is Form No. W-FC-11 and opens vertically. It is currently on eBay:

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I’ve been watching for one of these FC-150 fold-out postcards for a while. I found this one the other day included with some others on ebay. This postcard is Form No. W-FC-12 and it opens horizontally. There is another one on eBay:

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1942 Photo w/ Jane Wyman in a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Actress Jane Wyman was captured in this photo while visiting Kirkland Field in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in May of 1942. The jeep driver doesn’t seem too unhappy to be escorting her.

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May 20, 1942, Visalia Times-Delta in Visalia, California.

 
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1943 Willys-Overland Fire Pump Little Rock, AR $400

This Willys-Overland Fire Pump needs an L-head, but it seems an unusual item. It looks like the trailer was not original to the unit, based on these two photos from G503:

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillysSwapMeet/permalink/2800695516870376

“1943-dated Willys American fire pump. US Army Corps of Engineers, 250 GPM.
“Willys American” cast into the pump body. Enclosure is gone.
The base is the fuel tank. Mounted on a 2 wheel trailer chassis with antique tires and 2” ball hitch.
No suspension and old tires so needs to be hauled on a trailer.
Has WWII OD paint under the red paint.
I removed the engine and bellhousing for use in WWII jeep restoration. Selling with the engine front plate, manifolds & carburetor, governor, oil filter & bracket, fan and fan shroud and generator. You will need to supply a Willys L-134 motor and bellhousing to put this back in operation.”

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1951 CJ-3A Denison, TX $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/776095633243025

“Runs like a sewing machine!”

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1949 Truck JeepRod Columbus, OH $11,000

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

Lots of mods to this custom truck.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/310758740349481/

“1949 jeep willys pickup on a s10 blazer frame. 355 with a 350 transmission. Runs and drives great new windshield and back glass. Would trust it anywhere. May trade for older truck or car”

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1955 CJ-5 Diesel Lincoln, IL $16,500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

I thought the build had some interesting aspects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3143316459069252

“1955 Jeep recently fully restored from the frame up. No rust at all, 4bt Cummins diesel swap. 5spd transmission. Power steering, 4wd, runs and drives flawlessly. $16,500 obo or possible trade for something else interesting”

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1948 CJ-2A Owatonna, MN $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(09/07/2020) Has a bad engine block.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/310466657040208/

“1948 Jeep Willys All steal body. Set up for sbc. Has 4 speed manual transmission 205 transfer case. Fuel cell,battery box. Needs motor. Have the motor that was in it to go with. Block is bad. Camel back heads. New set of aggressive tires also included.”

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