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1944 “Tree Felling” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I’m not sure what “VS” stands for? The latter half of the video has Black Peter and Saint Nicholas in a jeep, the first half with the fire and felling trees is interesting, too, but, I’m not sure why?

“VS of troops sitting around wood fire outside trying to keep warm.

Shots of soldiers chopping down large fir trees. They carry off cleaned tree trunk. VS of them chopping up logs with saws and axes.

Shots of two soldier cutting down small fir tree. More shots of soldiers carrying ‘Christmas’ Trees.

VS of soldiers in hospital decorating a Christmas Tree with help from nurses. Shots of other decorations being made.

Quick shot of Saint Nicholas and Black Peter meting children in town. Shots of children and mothers smiling. Shots of St. Nicholas escorted to jeep by soldiers and presents are loaded in. Children cheer and wave. The Christmas jeep is driven along.”

 
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1944 “Look Out” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This Union Defence Force video was titled Look Out! This was apparently filmed in South Africa. There are multiple clips of jeeps. No sound provided.

“Various shots of soldiers in training. We see them doing exercises, jumping over walls and doing forward rolls with bare chests. Then they seem to be receiving instruction on how to handle a jeep. Several shots of men driving jeeps and tanks over rough and bumpy ground. Some soldiers in a jeep crisscross over the path of a tank in motion.”

 
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1944 Video of US Troops and Nazi Pigeons

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This very short video looks staged to me. But, it does show a good shot of a jeep with “MESSENGER” written across the windshield.

“An American Messenger jeep drives up road past soldiers. Various shots as they take carrier pigeons out of basket. C/U swastika on paper tied to pigeon’s wing. C/U message American soldier is writing ‘Adolph (sic) Hitler, Berchtesgaden. No Happy Returns on your birthday but see you soon. Ninth U.S. army.’ Various shots as they tie message to the pigeon’s leg and release it. We see various takes of the same scene.”

 
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1985 Book ‘The Willys Dream Kit’ by Jan Novak on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Scott spotted a hardcover book called The Willys Dream Kit by Jan Novak that’s for sale on eBay ($49.49). The price for a new hard copy is similar on Amazon, but the used ($25) and paperback ($20) editions are much less on Amazon.

Reviews of the book from the Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times in 1985 suggest it’s a good read.

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Our ‘New’ Racing Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing
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My ‘new’ race jeep

I owe Marty Tilford a hearty thanks for spotting this jeep on the local Yakima Craigslist. I never saw it, because it was listed in the wrong category (tires and wheels), so it sat there for a few weeks before Marty sent me the link. Long story short, I showed Ann the jeep and she said, “buy it; you deserve it”. How can I argue with that?

On Sunday we drove to Naches, Washington, where we met Don and Ruth, the owners of the jeep.  They are members of the Yakima Valley Timberwolves club. We enjoyed meeting them and swapping jeep stories. They loved racing the jeep, and were sad to see it go, but the pounding of racing the jeep was too hard on Don, so he thought it best to pass it along.

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This is the Yakima Valley Timber Wolves club sticker.

This race jeep has a built and bored Chev 350 with a Ford Toploader four-speed and a Dana 20 transfercase. The engine is a fresh 350 Chevy bored 30, with 202 summit heads, and an Edelbrock intake with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor,

The body is a narrow body fiberglass. The rear springs were outboarded (DJ-5 or FC mounts still there), but have since been moved underneath the axle; I’d like to move them out again. The front springs are reversed. The rear Dana 44 axle is from a scout. The front is a narrowed Dana 44, but I can’t remember from what.

Here’s a pic of the jeep with the front clip removed:

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I didn’t have to look it over much before I was ready to jump in and drive it onto the trailer:
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When we arrived at our new place, we discovered one of the rear tires was flat. The rear wheels have spacers on it meant to widen the stance but that also meant the jeep barely fit between the rails of the trailer. We suspect the tire may have lost its bead, which caused the air to go out.

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It’s not a big problem, as I plan to a couple Desert Dogs on back anyway.

Below you can see it parked in the new shop. It’s officially the first item moved into our new place (the Roadster in front is the seller’s):

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One of the biggest changes I need to make is to redo the seating so I fit more comfortably. The other thing is to finalize the name. I am told this jeep was originally built by Brian Wylie (sp?). At some point it was known as the Red Delicous (the red paint can still be seen in a few small places).

One name we had in mind was to name it the “Cosmic Crisp” (an apple invented by nearby Wash State Univ) as a nod to the early name. While I like the name, it isn’t one that rolls off the tongue.

OR, because the jeep has Marvin the Martian mud flaps, we thought about calling the jeep “Marvin” and theming it with a Marvin the Martian theme. It turns out that is one of Ann’s all-time favorite cartoon characters. But, I also think there may be another Marvin race jeep out there (it seems I remember one from the 80s, but I could be wrong).

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Note the Marvin the Martian mud flaps.

I likely won’t get to making changes on this for at least a few weeks. In the meantime, here are a few more pics from the ad:

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1948 CJ-2A Alpine, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(07/12/2018) Has a variety of upgrades.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/alpine-jeep/7303819761.html

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“1948 Willy’s Jeep $9,500
2.3 liters Ford engine upgrade
4 speed with overdrive upgrade
Upgraded brake master cylinder
Locking front hubs
Custom tires and wheels
Custom soft top
4 point seat harnesses
Upholstered seats

 

 
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1953 M-38A1 Palm Springs, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Solid looking M-38A1.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/bar/d/palm-springs-1953-m38a1-willys-jeep/7306020391.html

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“Very stock original parts: CA and AZ owned. Basically rust free, small surface rust here and there.
Starts, runs and drives as it should. 4×4 engages easily. Most gauges work, voltage not always.
Has solid bolt on roof, doors, and glass not currently mounted that comes with it.
This is not the jeep to put a V8 in and build your dream rock crawler.
Unbolt the roll bar and change the tires and its back to stock.

In the first three months of 1953, Willys built the new improved military Jeep with three distinct differences.
Early 1953 have two piece front fenders, front grill has two hinges for easy maintenance, and the hood battery cover has four straps not the two that all others have. By April 1953 changes were made and those three characteristics were dropped.

Title in hand, currently on CA non-op Zero snog needed, Zero back DMV costs

Looking to trade for something sporty and I’m willing to add cash to the deal up to 10k.”

 
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1952 M-170 Winslow, AZ $6800

• CATEGORIES: M-170

It doesn’t mention whether the trailer is included or not.

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/joseph-city-willys-jeep/7304924872.html

“Very Rare 1952 M170 Korean War Jeep. 80 percent original Needs to be restored. $6800.00.”

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1948 CJ-2A Cody, WY $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Engine (f-head?) runs.

https://wyoming.craigslist.org/cto/d/powell-1948-cj2a-jeep/7306287280.html

“1948 cj2a Jeep. Engine runs like a top needs a clutch”

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Year? CJ-5 Chandler, AZ $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Rebuilt engine, good rims, a roll cage, and other parts … there seems to be value here.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/chandler-old-willys-jeep/7305268438.html

“Here’s a project. Old Willy’s. Has the hood and fenders but they’re not pictured. Rebuilt Ford 302. Make a nice rig when complete.”

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2 1961 FC-170s Payson, AZ $6000

• CATEGORIES: News

No pics provided.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/payson-jeep-fc-170s-two/7301515672.html

“Jeep fc-170s, projects, both 1961 ,$6000 ,will not separate,”

 

 
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1954 & 1960 CJ-3Bs Littleton, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

No pics of the 1960 part 3B provided.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/louviers-two-willys-jeep-cj3b/7300767222.html

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1) Willys Jeep 1954 CJ3B
This ran when it was parked. Now it needs work. SOLD AS-IS. Has a tow bar and will be easy to move. The tires look good. Floor board has a little rust where it attaches to frame. Was told this happens because the used wood between frame and body. Owner added 11″ brakes. Odometer Reads 34774.

2) In addition to this one there is another one for parts or the potential two have two Willys both have titles.
Additional Parts
Two – Four Cylinder Engines
One – Six Cylinder Jeep Engine
Willys Hard Top and Two Doors
I don’t have pictures yet but was told they started on chassis work. Added larger drum brakes and differential work. They are call it a rolling chassis. Also has the engine.”

 
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1952 M-38 Bozeman, MT $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

It doesn’t currently run, but does have the cold weather heater setup.

https://bozeman.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep/7302964568.html

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“1952 Willys M38 with aluminum “Arctic” doors and top. Willys Straight 4 (L134) with a 3 speed manual(T90)?, four wheel drive with low.
Gas heater that pulls from the main tank, was able to get it working for a while but currently not functioning.
Swapped to a 12v electrical system, lights, wipers, horn all work. Numerous new parts through out.
25k miles currently, not sure if it’s rolled over or not. It’s spent all but the last 4 years of its life in Alaska and has been a ton of fun to work on/drive. Family is growing and don’t have the time to take it any further, Kaiserwillys.com has everything you could ever need to restore her, or keep her as is for a ranch jeep.
I’m sure I’m forgetting plenty of info, call or text with questions or offers. Asking 8,000 OBO”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Cody, WY $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/10/2021) Nice looking 3A. It looks like the floor has body liner.

https://wyoming.craigslist.org/cto/d/powell-vintage-1951cj-3a-willy-jeep/7304935237.html

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“OFFERING, A BEAUTIFUL OLDER BODY OFF RESTORATION OF A 1951 CJ 3A WILLYS JEEP, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO RUST, 4 CYCLINDER 64 HP ORIGINAL ENGINE, 3 SPEED MANUEL TRANSMISSION,TWIN STICK TRANSFER CASE, UP DATED 12 VOLT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ALL NEW BRAKE SYSTEM, TRANNY, TRANSFER ALL REBUILT, COLOR OF LI’L RED, (PRESIDENT RED) BLACK INTERIOR, TIRES ARE LIKE NEW, HAS A LIKE NEW, BEST TOP, (MADE IN THE USA) COMPLETE SOFT TOP WITH 1 PIECE FABRIC DOORS WITH CLEAR PLASTIC SIDE AND REAR WINDOWS. ALL NEW AND REBUILT PARTS HAS BEEN USED IN THIS RESTORATION, JUST WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST, $ 20,000.00 OR WILL TRADE, FOR ANY THING OF INTEREST, ???????? UP OR DOWN WITH MONEY FOR THE RIGHT DEAL”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Tucson, AZ $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Project or parts. It sounds like the seller may have a 1955 CJ-5 for sale, too.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/amado-55-willys-jeep/7303958862.html

Also have 1955 Willy Jeep – have Fhead eng for it, needs work Have a 1950s Studebaker 6 cylinder motor that runs good and will bolt up to it.”

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1948 CJ-2A Golden, CO $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No power train.

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/denver-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a-project/7306396918.html

“1948 Willys Jeep project
Not a good restoration candidate, has been modified.
Good floors, hat channels are good except one spot under drivers side, see photos
Frame is decent but has been modified for different bumpers front and rear
Rare ? Square bolt windshield with an adapter for a 3A soft top
Good seat frames ,but need recovered, vinyl is dried out
Newer Rancho suspension, springs and shocks, looks like 1.5″ lift
Front locking hubs, tow bar, 5:38 gears in stock axles

No engine, no transmission, no transfer case, no steering box or column
Has a good title”

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1951 M-38 Camp Verde, AZ $8500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/19/2021) This is supposed to include a lot of parts, but not many pictured.

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/d/camp-verde-1951-m38-willys-jeep/7303774612.html

“This listing is for this M38 Jeep posted in the pictures, along with MANY extra parts and an additional COMPLETE and CORRECT Army M38 engine and drive train from fan to trans spline. (There still is a model M38A1 motor in the jeep that was in it when I got it). Please SEND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER. We can discuss details and more information.”

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1944 MB Redlands, CA $1800

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/31/2021) It’s a project.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/redlands-1944-willys-mb-for-sale/7297022833.html

“1944 Willys MB project jeep. Some new parts such as brake lines(not installed), tires, leaf springs, shocks, bushings and gas tank. Has Buick V6 mounted up. Engine needs rebuild from water sitting in the cylinders. Transmission, transfer case, axles and brakes all there. Tub is rough and needs metal patches but it is definitely salvageable. Overall good project for someone looking for a vintage jeep. No title. Bill of sale only. $1800 obo must pick up. Will not deliver.”

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1944 Video of US and Canadian Troops

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video shows a burning jeep being pushed aside; oh the horror!

“US And Canadian Troops In Anzio (1944) … L/Ss of burning vehicles, allied troops in background. Several shots of bulldozer pushing burning machinery off the road. Shots of bulldozer clearing up rubble from damaged building. M/S of red cross jeep with wounded soldier strapped on top. M/S of soldier writing letter. Nice M/S of two American soldiers reading letters. They suddenly jump down behind ditch as if a shell has exploded somewhere nearby. Several shots of troops relaxing. M/S of soldier with wounded eye drinking from flask and smoking. More shots of soldiers relaxing.

(L/S = long shot, M/S = Medium Shot, C/U = Close Up)

 
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1954 M-170 Mesa, AZ $16,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000. They may take $20,000 for both this and the project (shown in the post below). 

Per Joe-in-Mesa: “Jun’s dream was to restore/finish the M170 project as the new MASH jeep due to it’s rot-free body, then outfit it with all the ambulance gear, canvas and medical supplies.  This would leave a buyer with a “leftover” solid, running M170 to sell or do the body work or just enjoy for off-roading fun in a stretched jeep.”

This beautiful M-170 is in great shape. Contact Jerry Bubolz at 480 227 8876 if interested.

“Fully Outfitted M170 Field Ambulance. June 1954. #11414. 24V.
Includes all stretchers, medical box, field operating table, and tons
of medical related equipment.
Starts, runs, stops. Good tires. Solid running gear. Drive anywhere.
$2,400 of recent outer canvas and canvas seats from OD Cloth.”

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1954 M-170 Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. 

(03/23/2021) This runs and drives.

“M170 field ambulance, June 1954. #11681.  12Volt. Starts, runs,drives and
stops great. Solid body and floor pans with no rust holes, surface rust
only. Frames for canvas top and doors may or may not fit but are included if
wanted.”

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1953 CJ-3A? San Gabriel, CA $5600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has updates.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/for/d/san-gabriel-1953-willys-jeep/7300880266.html

“It’s 1953 willys. Engine runs no major issues. I have a new pair of bucket seat for you. It’s none op and no back fee.”

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1949 Jeepster Fresno, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Has some updates. Looks in good shape.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/for/d/fresno-1949-willys-overland-jeepster/7302291904.html

“1949 WILLY’S OVERLAND JEEPSTER CONVERTABLE
OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED

3.2 Buick V-6 engine 700 R transmission Mustang II front end Front disc brakes Rear drum brakes 2 WD
Electric window wipers New top Side Curtains Car Cover Current Tags
RUNS GREAT! Well Loved.”

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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Gold Country, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2021) It’s still got the footman loops on the fenders, so it looks like it may have been a Surrey at some point.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/altaville-surrey-jeep/7293576486.html

“selling a surrey jeep 2wd column shift hard to find”

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1949 CJ-3A? Clement, CA $29,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Still Available. Previously listed in Santa Rosa, then Glenbrook. The pics shown at the bottom are from an older ad, but are more comprehensive.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/clements-1949-classic-willys-jeep/7303517065.html

“49 Jeep Willys CJ2A show quality, great restoration project, every piece professionally done. SBC 383 stroke motor, turbo 350 transmission, custom 9” rear with 4.11. Stainless steel and chrome every where. Not for off road but could make it that way, more for cruising. Clean title in hand. Selling because I bought a new house”

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