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Oswalds in the Neighborhood

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Will, Sam, Gerald and I.

On Tuesday’s triple-digit afternoon, Gerald and his two kids dropped by for a short visit. Gerald and his son Will, from Pennsylvania, are visiting daughter Samantha, who now lives in Washington State, for the week.  They’ve been exploring some of the state and on Tuesday their travels brought them to our humble home (technically, we never really made it past the shop).

The last time I’d seen the kids was eleven years ago at the 2013 Bantam Festival, and they were pretty young, so I didn’t recognize them at all. But, Gerald still looked the same … I’m not sure he’s even aged!?! Anyway, in 2013, Gerald gave us the grand tour in his CJ-3B of the Cooper Lake campground, a place they had camped for years.

Gerald was an early reader of eWillys (circa 2009 maybe?). As he put it on Tuesday, his online world consisted of The CJ-3B page and eWillys. Outside, of that, he really didn’t want much to do with the internet. His parents were involved in a local jeep club and also raced, so Gerald and I had shared, via email, many stories of growing up in the old jeep world, desert dogs, camping, etc.

While we talked on Tuesday, Will was checking out the racer, so it wasn’t long before I was running him around the property in it. Here’s a quick clip.

Then he climbed in, all smiles, for a chance to drive it. He didn’t go all that fast, but seemed to be enjoying himself.

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The visit was all too short as they needed to make their way back to the Kelso area by nightfall, so we said our goodbyes. Perhaps we’ll see them if we make our way to the Willys Reunion next year.

 
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August 1955 Willys Service and Parts News

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Many thanks to Glenn Byron for sending me a box of documents to share with everyone. Some of the docs, like the one below, are copies made for Glenn by Dave Antram. So, thanks to Dave as well. This is Volume four, Issue number 1.

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Wood Model Jeeps on eBay

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Here are a few oddball wood jeeps that I thought might interest folks.

1. These two jeeps were marked down to $65 as of this writing, but that expired yesterday. I suspect if you made an offer near that amount, the seller might accept.  View all the information on eBay:
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2) This jeep is listed at $25 or best offer. View all the information on eBay:
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1958 CJ-5 w/ Trailer Paris, IL $10,000

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Scott’s selling this unique combo nicknamed “Long Jeep”. The CJ-5 is stretched and includes a trailer for ferrying additional people. Email Scott at scottingrum @ reagan.com (remove spaces around the @) or via his cell at 217 712 0097

“Operation Long Jeep is for sale. It is a 1958 CJ5 stretched with matching Jeep-themed trailer for moving people. The 4 cyl F head runs great. The 4WD works great and there are dual rear wheels. It includes a the framing to install a canvas top on the jeep, but no canvas top is included.”

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1948 CJ-2A Caldwell, ID $8900

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This looks pretty solid. I expect it has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1548750649009309

“1948 Willy’s. Great shape for 76 years old. New tires and correct rims. Just rebuilt the shift tower with new springs and bearings. Runs and drives great. Extra windshield glass from Kiser Willy’s. Cash only and local pickup only. I do not need any help selling this. Call Rex at 208-8six1- 4five5six.”

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1949 Wagon Duluth, MN $13,999

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Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1265068301122206

“1949 Jeep Willys Wagon, 350 Chev small block, w350 turbo transmission, miles not actual, Runs, and Drives Great!”

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CJ-2A and CJ-3B Lancaster, CA $800

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Seems like some parts value here.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1847765829046166

“CJ2a and CJ3B (High Hood) project package for sale. Bill of sale on each only, no title. No body tags or VIN’s on either. The 3B has a flathead engine, 2B has no engine transmission or transfer case. Need gone, make an offer. Pick up only. Bring a trailer big enough for both.”

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Year? CJ-3B Deer Park, NY $1700

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This is a 1959 or later CJ-3B (Note the side heater vent). Thanks to Andy for sharing it. It may be an optical illusion, but it looks like the top kind of angles down near the rear passenger lower edge. Maybe this is a CJ-3B that used to have a baggage ramp? (Prob not, but …)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/469660309029993

“1946 Willy’s Cj runs can start comes with running’ spare four cylinder motor comes with operating six foot meyers plow restore or leave as is and use to plow your property not too many of these left especially on Long Island transferable New York registration”

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1952 M-38 Rainier, WA $8500

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Looks pretty solid, but needs  some attention.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/479328574586038

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“1952 m38 willys. Nice little jeep. Body is in great shape. It was takin all apart and rebuilt about 4 or 5 years ago. Engine was rebuilt. New side panels. New wiring. Has led tail lights and a 7 way trailer plug. Could use New tires, but they still do the job. Runs great. Two things that need attention are, the amp meter and output shaft seal on the transmission. The amp meter did work, so probably an easy fix. The seal isn’t even necessary to do. But the small drip has saturated the park brake band, so the park brake is pretty much useless. Parts to fix it are cheap, I just never cared to do it. Oh the seats are also not the best. They’re not stock. They’re out of a 65 mustang. Factory replacement seats aren’t exactly cheap, so I never bothered. It’s a fun little rig for the summer time. Clear title in hand. Thanks for looking.”

 
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1964 FC-150 Newport, NC $10,000

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This needs some work, but appears in pretty good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/835668236472205/permalink/8281982088507412/

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“For sale…1964 Jeep FC-150 all original, complete and with a clear NC title. It even has the extra weights in rear. I have owned it for over 20 years and has been garage kept. Was last registered in 1984. This was bought new and used by a firehouse in upstate NY for their plowing. It was then bought by a farmer upstate NY and used as his farm vehicle. Then was bought by Manny who had a shop in Queens NY, the name still on DS door and used it to plow his shop that had a small parking lot. He wanted to restore it but never got to it. He switched it from a Generator to an Alternator.

I bought it from Manny when he retired. Its been garage kept ever since. My goal was to restore it but there was others inline ahead. I just sold my Super bee to the TV show Graveyard Cars and it was shown this last episode to lighten my projects. it runs great, it is low mileage. The Doors are rust free, PS window is cracked as in picture. The windshield is in great shape, seats were recovered and comfortable, shifts fine, no smoke, lights work. It does have the common cab rot in the corners as in the pictures, it is 60 years old. It drives but has no brakes, the LF wheel cylinder blew when I drove it outside. I’m not going to fix it but it can be driven onto a trailer. Please only Serious buyers who would appreciate a survivor.”

 
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1942 MB Cambridge, NY $3800

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It doesn’t run, but includes a plow for the $3800 price. Thanks to Steve for sharing it.

https://glensfalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/cambridge-1942-willy-jeep/7764832056.html

“1942 Willy Jeep for sale with plow (plow is detached). Not running. Local pickup cash only
$3800
$3200 without plow”

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1951 CJ-3A Salem, OR $4000

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This needs a clutch and front springs, but runs and drives. The floors may be patched.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/486298663797783

“1951 Willys Cj3a. Runs and drives, it has a new clutch. It needs front leaf springs. It has nice seats with maybe 2 years on them. $5000 OBO a little rust in the floor”

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1947 CJ-2A Post Falls, ID $8700

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UPDATE: Price drops to $8700.

(05/18/2024) Solid, mostly original CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2695146160666071

“All original 1947 Willy’s Jeep, drives and runs great!! $9500! OBO”

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Year? FC-170 McKnight, MA $4500

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No pics and not many details.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/d/springfield-jeep-fc-170-project/7757648684.html

“Forward Control JEEP in need of complete restoration. 1958-1962. Complete with parts vehicle. Motor ran when acquired.”

 
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1957? FC-170 Dagmar, MT Auction

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Roger Martin shared this auction for an FC-170. According to the serial number 10326, this is an early 1957, so the 325th FC-170 produced. As of Wed afternoon, the bid price is $2500.

https://bids.aumannauctions.com/auctions/38963/lot/5833837-jeep-fc170?

“Vin:10326. 6 cylinder engine is untested. 32,220 miles on the odometer. Has key.”

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1946 CJ-2A North Bend, OR $5750

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it appears the includes an overdrive.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/787448420199762/

“46 Willy’s 327 SBC, manual gear box with twin stick transfer case. Also PTO. New leaf springs. 35/12.5/20 tires on 20/12 wheels. Also have a smaller set of tires if ya don’t want the bigger set. Soft top with 2 extra doors. Bikini top also which might be brand new.”

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1942 GPW Boise, ID $3500

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This has a CJ-3A/DJ-3A oil filter bracket, so other engine parts might be non GPW. This has a brake booster installed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/846701340236383/

“Project jeep call for details . Derek 208 803 5076”

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Year? FC-170 DRW Poughkeepsie, NY $1950

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Andy spotted this DRW. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1441841936492836

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2 Flatfenders Moses Lake, WA $4800

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One is parts and the other runs. Both have Desert Dogs, but they are in poor shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1219286419077075/

“2 1942 jeep willys. One complete and runs . Needs more work. The other is gathered parts enough to make a hole jeep. Have title. No venmo”

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1980 Race Jeep Eatonville, WA $11,500

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UPDATE: price dropped to $11,500.

(06/17/2023) Lots of custom work on this modified racer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/804013651818848

” have a race jeep forsale 13.5 to 1 400 small block chevy turbo 350 and a direct drive transfer case 14 bolt rear dana 60 front 4 10 gears nitro gear drive limited slip 35 spline nitro outer drive slugs steer brake coil overs 4 link front and rear hydro steering air bumps in the rear dirtylife beadlock wheels might trade for sxs”

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1959 Seasons Greetings Calendar for 1960

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This was listed on eBay, but didn’t sell. The form number is DM59-9 and the calendar matches the year 1960 (including that year’s leap year). This can also be made into a mobile.

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“THIS AUCTION IS FOR A COMPLETE, RARE, ORIGINAL , USED, (1955?) WILLYS JEEP SALES/DEALER CALENDAR.

THE CALENDAR CAN BE BUILT INTO A HANGING ORNAMENT OR AS A DAILY DESK CALENDAR. THE CALENDAR ALSO HAS COLORED DRAWINGS OF THE WILLYS CJ5, PICKUP, UTILITY WAGON AND FC-170.

GOOD COLOR AND GRAPHICS. VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL. SOME PERFORATION SEAMS ARE LOOSE IN PARTS, BUT CALENDAR IS COMPLETE AND IN ONE PIECE.

MADE FOR THE WHYCO COMPANY, PA.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Sterling, IL $15,900

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This looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/835593491409206

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“The Jeep CJ models are a series of open bodied off-road vehicles built and sold by several successive incarnations from 1945 to 1986. In fact, the 1945 model was the world’s first mass produced 4 wheel drive vehicle for civilian use. As a result the CJ stands for Civilian Jeep.

In 1946 it was equipped with the L34 134ci Flathead 4 cylinder which was nicknamed the “Go Devil” that is mated to a column shifted Borg Warner T90 3 speed manual transmission. This sweet Jeep is also equipped with 3 very rare options making it extremely desirable which are the front tow bar, the rear draw bar (hitch) and the rear bumper mounted Power Take-Off (PTO) which was designed to drive equipment mounted at the rear of the vehicle through a shaft drive assembly. It is also used to drive trailered equipment, operate belt driven machines and shaft driven winches.

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1951 CJ-3A Clinton, TN $15,000

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Looks like a nice build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3347431112227887

“1951 jeep 302 motor runs great 3 speed all the gears has been changed from a 556 to a 411 gear new tires brake lines and brakes and fuel pump and battery runs and drive good ”

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1964 CJ-3B Nixa, MO $14,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.

(05/25/2023) Looks in good shape.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/for/d/nixa-1964-jeep-willys-cj-3b/7613434397.html

“A true classic Willy’s CJ3B. Actual miles shown in picture, less than 13,000 original miles. Inline 4 cylinder engine, disc brakes have been added all around, twin stick transfer case, overdrive unit. Seats have all been recovered correctly and has black Bestop vinyl top. Rancho shocks. Mico brake. CB radio and am/fm cassette radio. Aftermarket heater has been installed. It would be hard to find one in better condition than this. 31×10.50r15 BF Goodrich All Terrain Radials on American Racing Wheels”

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1946 CJ-2A Hominy, OK $14,000

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Looks like a solid jeep, though it has some kind of starting issue.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1017621393123235

“1946 CJ-2A Willys Jeep all original other than electrical has been updated to 12v and wheels replaced engine and transmission in good shape has a fuel system problem but will start and drive around issue is probably just user error”

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