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Rosemary’s Obit

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Rosemary, the queen of Halloween in her natural habitat (part of the garage converted to a dungeon the night of Halloween, 2015).

My mother-in-law passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 76. She was a complicated woman. As I’ve alluded to in the past, her declining health was a factor in the summer-long hiatus of eWillys.

Between the pandemic, her cancer and her COPD, the last two years have been full of medical appointments, oxygen machines, 911 calls, drug management, and patient management. Two Christmas’s in a row have been interrupted with Emergency Room visits.

Much of the work (and frustrating grief) fell into the hands of my wife, Ann, who, through the deaths of her sister and father (both from Huntington’s disease years ago …. a terrible way to go), along with the deaths of several other relatives, has become someone of an expert in palliative (end of life) care, especially related to COPD and/or congestive heart failure. She was a huge asset to my father during his last years and I’ve learned a great deal from her about end of life issues.

My MIL was both grateful for our help and critical of our help during her ill years, because she could be critical of most anything. One of her favorite statements was, “whoever designed this [whatever it was] should be dragged out and shot.” We heard this more and more as she got more and more confused about technology and life; but she was certain she was right and the designer of said service/item was wrong. In fact, she was usually right about everything, whether she was actually right or not.

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1949 Jeepster Orofino, ID $4200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

John’s selling his Jeepster project.

https://lewiston.craigslist.org/cto/d/ahsahka-1949-willys-overland-jeep/7382759136.html

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“I purchased this Willy’s as it was in a off the frame restoration. It has been disassembled and all the parts I was given are still sitting in my barn. The Willy’s was soda blasted and all paint removed. It has since started to surface rust, I don’t want to see all the work lost. I am unable to complete the project and am will to sell. These were marketed from 1948 to 1951, the Jeepster Phaeton was a rather expensive niche vehicle and though admired by many, it was purchased by relatively few. What you see is what you’re buying except for the picture of the beautiful finished Willy’s. I included it as to show how this project was to turn out if I was to finish it.”

 
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Authenticast Surrey Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

I’ve had a little more time lately to spend sometime on eBay. One of the things I stumbled upon last week was an authenticast Surrey in Cerulean Blue for only $30 (including shipping)!! Now that was a score! I then made an offer on a pink one that I found and that got accepted, too. Here are pics of both.

I was surprised that these have such good weight to them; they are about 1.5lbs. The one moving piece on both is the hood, which lifts (tilting up while the windshield tips back), but the straps must be removed from one side for this to happen.

The Blue one still has some fringe on one side, but a piece of the bumper is missing and a strap is broke:

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1973 Slide of Las Brisas Surreys/Galas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This 1973 slide that was on eBay is taken from behind two DJ-3A Galas/Surreys. In the background are some DJ-5 Galas/Surreys.

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San Angelo Die Casting and Manufacturing Products For the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Texas’ San Angelo Die Casting and Manufacturing company was founded by Raymond V. Hart, according to a May 23, 1998, obituary in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The company manufactured a wide range of inventions, from nut shellers used as far south as Brazil to jeep products as evident below.

One of the more unusual products was this jeep trailer. Somewhere in the eWillys archives is an actual example of one of these trailers. I thought it was a custom concoction, but clearly it wasn’t.

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The company’s main jeep-oriented product was gun racks (the firm produced both jeep and non-jeep gun racks). This hard-to-find brochure from the San Angelo Die Casting and Machine Company explains why there are a number of jeeps with similar gun racks in them. That “No. 20” model is particularly prevalent in jeeps.

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1954 “Harvest Your Sales Crop” Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This literature was on eBay (and bought by me). Given this unusual document is dated October 1954, I wonder how many other docs like this were distributed to dealers and distributors. This is the first item like this that I’ve run across. I’ll get a better scan of it at some point in the future.

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1951 CJ-3A Clio, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Only the one pic provided.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/clio-1951-willys-cj3a/7375300614.html

“selling my 1951 willys Cj3A , it runs and drives, but It needs floorpan replaced.
I have a lot of new parts, I just don’t have the time to finish.
the body is in good shape, and looks to have the original paint.”

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Year? GPW Hope, WA $2000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Seems a good price. It looks later than 41.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/hope-1941-jeep-willys/7380895067.html

“I have a used 1941 Jeep Willys for sale. Cash Sale only. No title. Sold AS IS
• Project vehicle or parts
• Complete Body/Frame/Engine/Trans/Transfer Case/ Drive shafts and Differentials
• Very rare and iconic vehicle
• Does Not Run
• Flat Head L-134 4 Cylinder
• 4 X 4”

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1953 CJ-3B Cheney, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Has a variety of updates.

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“1953 Willys CJ3B for sale. Completely rebuilt with new steel body. Rebuilt 225 V6 with new Comp cam. Heads have hardened seats and Chevy dual valve springs. It has all new valves, lifters, and adjustable pushrods. New aluminum radiator and HEI distributor. Rebuilt 3-speed auto with rebuilt Dana 18 transfer case. New brakes and wheel cylinders on 11″ brakes. Homebuilt emergency brakes to keep it road legal. 5.38 gear ratio with Warn hubs front and rear. Top speed is 60 mph and anything over I would consider dangerous. I built it to go play in the sand but never made it. Not safe on the freeway but should be fine just wheeling in town. It has new full set of gauges and a full roll cage. New spare tire mounted in the back so no room for back seat. Genuine German Jerry can. Home made aluminum tool box also in the back. The Willys is painted CAMO with good urethane paint; not rattle can. I fabricated lot of stuff on here so it’s a little different. PS, PB, and bikini top. Have tow bar but not mounted. It has small oil leaks here and there so don’t park on a clean driveway.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Was originally purchased by a fire department in Lake Chelan.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/snohomish-1946-willys/7370387279.html

“Great condition originally bought by Lake Chelan fire department brand new run and drives great this is the jeep for restoration only a little body work needs done all original under all sound frame transmission and engine perfect condition every thing works or trade for great condition cj 5 or side by side.”

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Allstate Hubs of CJ-2A Lebanon, OR $65

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They look like a good price for a vintage set of Husky produced and Allstate branded hubs.

https://corvallis.craigslist.org/pts/d/lebanon-willys-cj2a-locking-hub-pair/7378170580.html

“Surplus to my needs are a set of 2 matching Allstate locking hubs that came off of a 1947 Willys jeep flat fender. I do not know much about them other than the brand shown on them. They appear to need some cleaning, but I assume they work as they are supposed to. You be the judge of that.”

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Year? CJ-3B Mulino, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s a project.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/mulino-willys-high-hood-jeep-cj3b/7376266858.html

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“I have a cool project Willys High hood. Comes with a lot of new and rebuilt parts. I will try to get more pictures.

Rebuilt front and rear axles, rebuilt automatic 350 transmission, new front disc brakes, new rear brakes, new rear driveline, new expensive gauges, power steering, power brakes, and new wiring harness. Cool new shifter, that looks like a tall stick shift. The body is in pretty nice condition. I have nice front seats for it.it has a tilt column in it. The engine is a 283 V8 that I drove, prior to taking it out of another Willys.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Battle Ground, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller will consider offers.  Seller lists it as a 48, but it has an earlier grille.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/battle-ground-jeep-1948/7372882512.html

“we have the title ! it has not been on the road for many years , it has been stored in the garage for the last 30 years!! Time for someone to give it a new life! the canvas cover and doors are here also text only show contact info .my phone has call filter so text only! or call Dan at show contact info his phone is on all day! The seats are in great shape no tears. Make us an OFFER”

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1952 Flattie Issaquah, WA $24,997

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , .

Lots of custom work on this stretched jeep. This may have a modified DJ-3A convertible windshield.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ctd/d/issaquah-1952-willys-jeep-custom-off/7377672038.html

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“This is an extremely custom 1952 Willys Jeep that has been extensively modified and is capable as a street, strip, or sand dune use.

It was a frame-off resto-mod project which features a boxed chassis, fabricated roll cage (certified), custom four link for rear suspension, and laser checked frame.

The engine is a professionally built (balanced and blueprinted) GM V8 Aluminum 406 ci / 7.0L block with aluminum DART heads, pro-comp high lift cam, Forged crankshaft/rods/pistons, and oversized oil pan. It has an Edelbrock intake manifold with 850 cfm Holley carburetor, Hooker headers with detachable mufflers/tailpipes

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1945 MB Phoenicia, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: MB

Andy is selling this MB. It currently lacks a title.

View all the information on eBay

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Trailer West Forks Plantation, ME No Price

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Glenn spotted this trailer and thought maybe someone could use it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803176193650379

“Vintage army jeep trailer”

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1949 Jeepster Eagle, ID $12,900

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,900. I had it last listed in 2017.

(09/16/2016) Looks perfect for cruising around the Boise area.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/boise-1949-willys-jeepster/7379723022.html

“1949 Willys Jeepster
The car starts and drives down the road
This car has all the original equipment.
4 cyl flathead engine and standard drive train.
All new body paint with a couple small dings.
Interior floor and sides were painted as well
All new interior seats and side panes.
New steering wheel with all horn button parts.
I have the original wheels, tires and moon hubcaps.
I have the convertible top frame and a new cream colored top for it
I have all the frames and side curtains to enclose the car.”

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1947 CJ-2A Corona, CA $7000

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This is a project.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/corona-jeep-willys-1947/7380729799.html

“I have a 1947 military jeep Willys this unit was in the military and before by uncle had cancer he was restoring it he had starting sanding it down to bring it back to her original condition the motor ran 10 years ago before he drove it into a enclosed box trailer the motor turns over and Has even compression on all 4 cylinders it’s missing the seats but has basically every thing else still intact it’s a project tho so keep that in mind text or call me if your interested”

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1960 FC-170 DRW Mesa, AZ BaT Auction

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

UPDATE: This rig was sold on eBay back in 2012 (at one point referred to as “Big Red”). It was relisted on eBay in 2018. The current seller bought it earlier this year. Now, it’s back on the market again, this time being auctioned on BaT (thanks Blaine!). The below pics are from the 2018 post.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1960-jeep-fc170/

“This 1960 Willys Jeep FC-170 is a stake bed truck that is finished in two-tone red and white over black vinyl and is powered by a 226ci inline-six paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes a wood-slat bed, power take-off front winch, dually rear axle, and 16″ steel wheels. The truck was refurbished during previous ownership and was acquired by the selling dealer in Arizona in July 2021. This FC-170 is now offered with framed promotional materials and a clean Arizona title.”
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1951 CJ-3A Salem, OR $8500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/24/2021) Looks solid. Has a fiberglass body.

https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/salem-1951-willys/7376232358.html

“1951 willys, Upgraded ! Newer frame , newer suspension, fiberglass body, 11″brakes, V6 , nostalgic daily driver. replaced odometer ,unknown miles .”

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1949 CJ-3A? Clement, CA $26,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Still Available. Price dropped to $26,000. The pics shown at the bottom are from an older ad, but are more comprehensive.

https://stockton.craigslist.org/cto/d/clements-1949-classic-willys-jeep/7373820368.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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1948 Jeepster JeepRod Olympia, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This was last listed for sale in 2018. Has a variety of mods.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/olympia-48-willys/7377218954.html

“I have a customized 1948 Willys Overland Jeepster.
Not super rare.
Channeled body with lots of mods.
Cop car 350/350, M-II, 9″posi, line lock.
Great doughnutz and burnouts. Good tires.
V-8, headers, aluminum manifold, Edelbrock 4 barrel, aluminum radiator, automatic, independent
front suspension , 4 wheel power disk brakes, rack n pinion,
Tilt front end, air shocks.
Built in 95. Then builder died.
I have a basic top frame but no cloth.
VDO gauges.
I got it 5 years ago. Daily driver when nice.
No heater or wipers.
In epoxy primer.
Finish it your way or good as-is.
Might trade.
Like MoPar 440s
Not really a GM fan.
Don’t have a place to park this next winter.
Only accept cash! Offer?
Ask good questions or I’ll assume you are a scammer/spammer
Thanks
Monty
Old Skool hotrodder.”

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1946 CJ-2A Kamiah, ID $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Sounds like it has mods. No pics provided.

https://lewiston.craigslist.org/cto/d/kamiah-1946-willys-jeep/7379460855.html

“1946 Willys Jeep, brand new tires including spare on a new wheel, new soft top, 9500 lb winch 6 cylinder buick motor, lockers, snow plow optional”

 
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Quick Update

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We’ve been extra busy here tending to Ann’s mom. She’s in home hospice and is bed ridden, so Ann and I are trading off evening shifts, with some help from family members during the day. She’s somewhat lucid, better during the day and worse at night and in the morning. We don’t know if she has a day or a week to live, but she doesn’t appear to have long. She’s kept us fairly busy throughout  most of the pandemic (since about Nov 2019). Hopefully, she passes soon in her sleep. This is part of the reason eWillys continues to be on hiatus.

 
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Photo of 2 Early Wagons at a NC Drive-In Theatre

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Blaine shared this vintage photo. It’s undated, but the Jeep wagons are early enough that I would guess it’s a late 1940s or early 1950s photo? It was posted to the Our State website. The article is about early North Carolina drive-in culture.

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The wagon on the right is obvious, but the one forward and to the left is kind of hidden.