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May 1941 Article on a Reporter’s First Jeep Ride

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

In the May 25, 1941, issue of the Des Moines Register, Iowan reporter Donald Grant describes his first ride in a jeep (Ford GP). Also included is a short article about three Iowan kids who died tragically during the previous weekend.

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Leddy Willys MA Model + Ford GA Model **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

This combo sold on eBay for $62.89. It features what appears to be a Leddy Willys MA model jeep + a built Ford GPA (possibly a Leddy model also). I was about to make a $110 bid to buy both just before the auction ended, but then I noticed the model box had no top. I thought that hurt the value, so declined to bid. I may regret that as the chances of finding another Leddy MA model probably isn’t very good.

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1969 RHD Pahrump, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Unfortunately, the driver’s side portion of the body has been hacked. The serial number of 8505025 identifies this as a Right Hand Drive DJ-5.
85: Code for Universal CJ-5
05: Open Body
0: Place holder
2: Right hand drive
5: F-134 with emission equipment (and a data plate confirms the emission equipment).

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/pahrump-1969-military-police-jeep-right/7258838018.html

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“1969 Military Police Jeep Right Hand Drive DJ5
We started to restore it but no longer have the time.
4 New Military Tires put on
New Carburetor put on needs to be adjusted
New hoses, fan belt, air in take hose to go on.
Changed all fluids, did tune up.
2 New Seats to go in, plus an extra bus seat for the back.
I started to sand it to have it rhino lined military green. We also have vendor for windshield glass & gasket.
Asking $5000 OBO”

 

 
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1950 CJ-V35U Hawkinsville, GA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This could use some work, but runs and drives.

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“Rare 1950 CJ-V35/U military jeep used by the Marines and Navy, only 1,000 produced. This one is the 552 produced. The CJ-V35/U is one of the rarest military Jeeps ever built by Willys. This would be a good addition to your military vehicle collection.

The Jeep is in good running condition. It has new radiator, generator, exhaust pipe & muffler, carburetor. The Jeep is 12 volts and has the original hood and headlight bezels. Tires are in good condition with little wear. The floorboards have been replaced, but with plate metal instead of replacement panels. The cutout between the 2 seats is where the generator was mounted for the radio.

The passenger side of the jeep needs some TLC. Looks like there was a spare tire on that side at one time. Both cowl side steps have places that has rusted holes. This is the only place on the Jeep that has rust through. The gas gauge and speedometer need to be hooked up. Included in the auction is the original gas tank and hood. Also include is a new full passenger side repair panel plus all 3 manuals for the Jeep. No title will come with a Georgia Bill of Sale.”

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1943 MB Phoenix, AZ $9200

• CATEGORIES: MB

It seems like a good restoration candidate.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/phoenix-1943-jeep-willy-jpmb/7260477002.html

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“Breakdown:
– Runs and drives on original engine and transmission.
– Mostly Original Parts
– Comes with a ton of history and documentation on the vehicle.
– Perfect starting point for a partial restoration with relatively minimal work.
– Majority of issues are cosmetic (From my understanding)
– It’s an old classic car and needs an owner who loves the jeep heritage and wants to return this vehicle to its original glory.

I am open to best offer and some negotiation. I am unable to deliver the vehicle, it would need to be picked up. I inherited this vehicle from my grandfather and it has been in many small parades. I unfortunately do not have the time to spend on the vehicle and don’t want it to waste away when it could be with someone who will have the time to work on it.”

 
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1950 Bantam T3-C Trailer Cleveland, OH Willoughby, OH $3800

• CATEGORIES: trailer

I’m amazed at the unrestored condition of this trailer.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/tro/d/eastlake-1950-bantam-t3-trailer-jeep/7255729447.html

“Original condition Bantam civilian trailer. Pleas see pics. No title, Bill of Sale. Impossible to find in this original condition.”

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1954 CJ-3B Sequin, TX $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

A buick V6 has been added to this 3B.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/seguin-jeep-willys-high-top/7265187860.html

“VERY RARE WILLYS HIGH TOP WITH DAUNTLESS V6. THIS WILLYS IS A TEXAS JEEP. I BELIVE IT IS THE ORIGINAL PAINT. RUNS AND DRIVES VERY WELL”

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1954 M-38A1 Austin, TX $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

This M-38A1 is setup as a hunting vehicle. It has a set of Easy Lok hubs as well.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-1954-jeep-m38a1/7262015099.html

“1954 Jeep Kaiser M38A1, old military jeep converted into hunting rig.
Starts on first crank and runs perfect, no mechanical issues. Everything works.
-High seat
-Corn feeder
-Gun scabards
-Tow bar
-RKI PTO winch
-Custom safari top
-Spare tire
$9500 OBO, need to sell!”

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1944 MB Las Vegas, NV $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Any old school flathead build with a cowl mod.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1944-willys-mb-jeep/7261638558.html

“1944 Jeep Willys MB. Bought as a project but I need the room so it must go. Ford flathead conversion done by previous owner. Not ruining but pretty complete. Great project for jeep or military enthusiast. 2500 obo.”

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1947 CJ-2A Victorville, CA $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The frame has been modified to sport longer and wider springs. It’s also a later model frame.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/phelan-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a-parts/7263671728.html

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“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Part
Original steel tub-600
Frame-300
Radiator-90
Grill with Headlight buckets-250
Fiberglass Hood-55
Fenders complete with hood latches and inner wells-135 for the pair
Take it all for $900.
If the part is listed it’s still available.

Email any questions through Craigslist and I’ll get back by that days end.
Non Op Clean Title Available.”

 
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L-134 & F-134 Engines and Parts Aspen, CO

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

This seller has some L-head and F-head stuff.

https://rockies.craigslist.org/pts/d/aspen-willys-134-engines/7260138613.html

“I have a built L 134 and some builders – one used engine that may run OK, etc. I also have an F builder and miscellaneous other parts. If ad is up parts are still available!”

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M-170 Body and Parts Killeen, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

That’s some tight storage!

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/743023996334578

“M170 body tub, frame, hood, grill, dash, tailgate, fenders in very good shape.”

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1943? MB? Riverton, WY $1000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

This appears to have. Koenig hardtop with a. variety of updates. It could have a military body and front clip. You have to scroll the through the CJ-5 pics in the ad before seeing this flattie in the pics.

https://wyoming.craigslist.org/pts/d/saint-stephens-jeeps-for-jeep-heads/7263544262.html

“1943 willy’s jeep
started as rock hopper
metal top
new power steering
no engine
transmission and transfer case w/350 chevy converter
no title
$1500”

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Converto Airborne Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Bill spotted this Converto Airborne Trailer being sold out of Georgia. Starting bid is $850.

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“Converto ½ Ton Airborne Dump Trailer with original data plates. The trailer is in good condition for its age with some rust on the back tailgate, see pictures. Tires are dry rotted and will need to be replaced. Trailer rolls free. Not sure if the taillights work as I have never tried to hook them up. The previous owner put a piece of sheet metal on the floor, unknown why, but it is rust free underneath. The hitch has been changed over to a regular ball type. I do not have the original military hitch that was on the trailer. Included with the trailer is manual, new data plate, and hard to find items, the dump handle and lubrication pouch that mounts on the front. Trailer does not have a title but will come with a Georgia Bill of Sale”

 
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1943? Bantam Trailer Mooresville, NC $800

• CATEGORIES: trailer

I’m not sure if this has a data plate that pinpoints the date as 1943 or if that’s just a guess. I suspect Acme only manufactured the tongue?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428123261717216/

“Original 1940s ACME built Willys Jeep trailer. It has been sitting for some time and definitely needs some TLC, nothing a little sheet metal, a grinder and a welder can’t handle. Perfect winter project to get your Willilys ready for car show season”

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1949 Jeepster Plum City, WI $6000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(01/18/2021) Could be worth a look. Seller is accepting offers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1159641421077357

“Needs work body good needs engine work make offer”

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4 Tons of Vintage Jeep Parts Fort Mojave, AZ $35,000

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Still Available. Been available since 2014. If nothing else, the seller is persistent.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/fort-mohave-jeep-parts-all-original/7245902831.html

“Jeep parts 1940-1965. MODEL 18 and GPW Transfer cases. Transmissions T-98, T-90, T-84, T-86. 24 Volt Generator and starters. 3 Transmissions for a Military 2 1/2 Ton Truck Model CCW. New Hoods for M-38 A1 plus used front grills. Spring and drive lines. Radiators for M38-A1. Early model jeep, 5 hole, chrome, 15″ X 10″ wheel. Have 4 ton of Jeep Parts. Bring money. $44,000 takes all 4 ton. In the asking fee a 48 foot van semi trailer is included! Pics DO NOT show everything I have. NOTE: THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL PARTS….NOT FROM CHINA, ETC.This is what you call a BARN FIND! Be the ENVY of all your friends who missed out on this deal!!!”

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1944 GPW Prescott Valley, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

Joe in Mesa’s friend Vern is selling his GPW. Joe reports that Vern, whose father was in the OSS, is a history buff who knows his stuff, so this should be a pretty accurate GPW. Why only $14K? Well in addition to the light harness needing to be installed, the transmission leaks (don’t they ALL?) and that bothers him. He thinks it should be pulled out and re-gasketed.

“1944 GPW, Everything is correctly F marked. No aftermarket parts, New Firestone tires, New highend wiring harness, Lights need to be wired and connected. The kit for that comes with it. Arizona title. When all is said and [done] it’s a really nice jeep; runs very well, can’t think of too many problems with it. Asking 14K. Firm.”

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Odd CJ-5 Grille on Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

UPDATE: Thanks for everyone’s quick input, we’ve solved this mystery. This particular grille is a 1969-1971 grille (see more in the comments).

Darin posted on Facebook this grille with tear-drop shaped parking light holes.

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1955? Warn Hub Catalog and Price List

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

The catalog number for this Warn Hub document is 2-55, which might mean February of 1955. It shows the WL-2 Locking model on one side and the WA-1 Automatic model on the other.

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Warn Hub Service Manuals WA-1, WL-2 and WO-1

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: I found this 18-page Warn Selective Drive Hub Service and Repair Manual on eBay last week. This appears to be an earlier version (February of 1955?) than the PDF version linked to at the very bottom of this post (which covers WL-2 and WO-1 hubs).  It covers the WA-1 Automatic Hub and the WL-2 hub. This is document No. WD-255.

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Late 1940s Willys-Overland Dealer Matchbook

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This looks to be a Willys-Overland produced matchbook that allowed dealers to add their names. In this case, Ike’s Haugland Motor Company out of Wheaten, Minnesota, added its brand to this matchbook. The interior of the matchbook was the biggest surprise to me, as it listed the 9 reasons why the jeep can do all it does.

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1950 Press Release Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

These are interesting, but seem pretty high priced at $360. One photo reportedly includes Delmar Roos.

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“This is a 1950 Willys Overland press release. It has five pictures in the folder with an explanation of each picture stapled to the back. The folder is not in perfect shape, please see pics. One photos has a crease in it”

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Slide Depicting CJ-2A Brush/Fire Jeep on eBay

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

I wonder where this jeep is.

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“You are bidding on a 35mm slide of
Paden City (WV) Willys Jeep Brush Truck/Forestry Unit
Credit to the original photographer, who retains any copyright
Shipping and Handling – $2.00”

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GEE-I Jeep w/Box Chicago, IL $50

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Roger Martin spotted this GEE-I Jeep with its display box. Shipping is only $10.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/159410239058143

“VINTAGE 1940’s THE BRAMD NEW GEE-I JEEP PUSH BUTTON CONTROL ,SOLID RUBBER WHEELS,FORWARD REVERSE NOT TESTED DONT NO IF IT WORKS. VIBRO-ROLL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURE OF QUALITY TOYS PITTSBURGH PA. WITH ORIGINAL BOX WITH SOME SHELF WARE”

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