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Old Time Swamp Buggy Racing

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Steve shared these two videos showing swamp buggy racing from the 1950s and swamp buggy racing today. I remember seeing similar videos on the Wide World of Sports back in the late 1970s.

This first video highlights some crazy looking buggies (and no helmeted-drivers):

This video shows some vintage looking jeeps and how slow they go in the swamp (9:46 mark).

 
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September 1955 Service and Parts News

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Page three of this four-page September 1955 issue includes a long article on Warn Hub servicing. Warn determined that 98% of problems folks were having with the hubs was due to users not reading the instructions properly. From our perspective, I think it shows just how new and unusual a selective hub was for consumers.

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2024 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 26-28

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UPDATE: Next weekend is the 10th Annual Southwest Ohio Jeep FC Gathering & Swap Meet. If you aren’t attending, but want to order a T-shirt, you can use this link to do that.

https://www.designsnow.biz/product-page/jeep-fc-gathering-tshirt-2024

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If you are interested in attending, contact Roger or Sharon for more info:
Roger and Sharon Martin’s Place
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road Waynesville, OH 45068
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1960 Utility Wagon Brochure Switzerland on eBay

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Starting bid on this brochure printed in Switzerland and stamped in Africa is $24.54, with a $9.69 shipping cost. Rare brochure.

View all the information on eBay

“Willy’s Jeep Utility Station Wagon sales brochure for Willys Africa. Printed in Switzerland”

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Tour de France set w/ Jeep on eBay

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This is listed at $130 or best offer. It’s a pretty unusual set, likely from the 1950s.

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“Tour de France set. Bicycle racers, Motorcycle with figurines, Jeep, camera man, driver, assistant. Racer from the time I played (1950s).. with.
Eddy Merckx, Jacque Anquetil, Federico Bahamontes and others. This set is old. From my personal collection.
One of a kind. Plastic racers and metal cars, motorcycle.”

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1949 CJ-3A Temecula, CA $20,000

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Joshua is selling this restored CJ-3A. You can contact him via Facebook Messenger or directly through email: Email: Whipeout1 @ hotmail.com (remove the spaces around the @ sign)

“1949 CJ3a willy jeep. This jeep is turn key ready. Whole new wiring harness with turn signals added. Converted from 6v to 12v, has step-down starter. Will come with the original 6v parts (6v needs rebuild). Body off restoration. Steps are now installed. Engine professionally rebuild. New radiator.Starts, stops, shifts great, on tubeless tires, original engine and drive train. Has front manual hubs, 4w works. New gauges and exhaust system. Seats are high dens memory foam with pocketed canvas covers. Hot Water heater refurbished and works. Installed seat belts. Have receipts. Have pink in my name in hand, and tags paid for the year, smog exempt.”

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1942 MB Duncan, OK $10,000

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This solid looking MB has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/448166348934042/posts/1967178997032762/

“Model 30 front with air locker 44 rear lunch box locker t90 t18 with overdrive Buick V6 odd fire 4 barrel hoffenhauser intake pointless ignition power steering four-wheel standard disc brakes 4-point harness 9,000. lb warn winch line lock five nearly new 12/50/15 tires and wheels worn hubs front and rear air compressor on board roll cage custom fuel tank 15 gallon under seats everything works no top no heater..10.000$..consider trades”

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1942 GPW Clovis, CA $7000

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Given this is from Clovis/Fresno area, the windshield could be one of the ones built by the two guys who did the Fresno mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/436578075906990

“1942 ford jeep. New tires new fuel system new gas tank new seat frames new intake manifold all gaskets replaced etc”

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1946 CJ-2A Northern Cal $9500

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This has a variety of mods. The seller’s son posted the ad. Jeep is located in northern cal (zip 95948) and not Orem, Utah.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/992412765487457

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“For sale is a 1946 CJ2A Willy’s Flatfender Jeep, restored in 2006
It has a Ford 302 engine w/headers,
Electronic ignition,
3 speed manual transmission,
4 wheel drive with locking hubs
all new gauges,
power brakes,
Fox shocks,
Ramsey 7,000lbs PTO powered winch,
35” Baja claw tires.
1,400 miles since overhaul

Starts up and runs great.

More pictures and details in progress, and available upon request. I’m selling this on behalf of my father who currently resides in zip code 95948 in northern CA. That is where the vehicle is currently located.

Send me an offer. My father would love to get on the phone with you about it. He needs it sold.”

 
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1953 CJ-3A Ridgecrest, CA $10,000

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This appears to be solid and pretty original.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/427029593662181/

“6 volt system new tires run great original condition selling for friend Mike is his name title in hand call”

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1953 CJ-3B Yokuts Valley, CA $4200

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Runs and drives, but is a project. The “top” or cover looks to be made of fiberglass. I don’t know if this was a one-off or not, but I could see this being popular with the folks jeeping in the desert back in the day (much lighter than a Muller Top for example).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1196335808046194

“1953 “high Hood” has a Ford 302 V8 everything else is original. Runs and drives but it is a project. I drive it local and have taken it hunting several times. Good little jeep but I don’t have time to finish it right.”

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Year? MB Clinton, NJ $4000

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John shared this MB with an unusual top. The doors have wood trip and are suicide style. The rear doors also have some wood and are cargo style.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/997502515712828/

“This listing is for a 1940s Willys WWII Jeep. It is in non-running condition and being sold as-is. It is complete with a wooden and metal cab. There are some holes due to deterioration (rust) in the floor. The center of the rear of the jeep was removed to accommodate the double doors of the cab.This Jeep has been stored in a barn untouched for the past 60 years. It is either a 1944 or 1945. The center of the read of the jeep was removed to accommodate the double doors of the cab. Buyer is responsible for removing and transporting the vehicle after the transaction has been completed.”

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Year? Bantam BT3-C Trailer Voorheesville, NY $500

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Bill shared this trailer. It look like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1651158502402288

“Jeep specilty trailer aka a post- WW2 light duty utility trailer, model BT3-C. 6’x5′ not including tongue. Produced by Bantum between 1946 and 1953. Cargo body tailgate, 3 hold down spots on each side, 16″ tires, and 36 x 1 3/4 springs. Rated to support 1000lbs on the road. No paperwork. $500”

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1961 CJ-5 Germantown, NY $11,000

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John spotted this CJ-5 that went through a restoration. I imagine stock rims and tires would really help complete this one. Note the tailgate lacks the Willys script.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803134051806989/

“961 CJ 5 WILLYS JEEP Frame of restoration. Too many new parts to list. Professionally rebuilt transmission and transfer case, all new parts. Runs great just like a 1961 should. Standard 3 speed. Other parts are available.”

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1954 CJ-3B Mohave Valley, AZ $2800

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No engine or transmission, but there’s at least some value here. Paddle tires are also included.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/775541367855720

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“We have a 1954 jeep CJ 3B. Has no motor or transmission currently. This is a rare addition high body. We have an inch thick of paperwork from all the original build in the original owner. Original title and bill of sale. We have dimensions and specs from everything when it was built, including gear, ratios, specs, cylinders, and everything when engine was built And the transmission was built in the axles gear ratios. You name it. Unfortunately no motor no trans currently but it originally had a 428 cobra jet in it. It also comes with a set of 18 inch wide rims with paddle tires. One of those tires is flat. Also have a spare set of bucket seats. This is meant for a project. Put whatever you want in it. It’s a 50 for CJ. Imagine putting something feel injected in it and this thing could be worth upwards of 25 grand or more.”

 
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1945 MB San Antonio, TX $3800

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The serial number (459405) indicates this was one of the last 500 MBs produced during 1945. Seller is willing to ship.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/325531863984573

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“Up for sale is a pretty special 1945 Willys MB Military Jeep. This unit is chassis #459405 (production ended at 459874 in Sept 1945) and body #262829 making it one of the final 500 Jeeps produced during WWII. It has excellent bones and will be a great restoration project.

Pros:
Chassis serial tag still intact (459405)
Body number still visible on driver toe-board gusset (262829)
Correct D25 front and D27 rear axles
T84 transmission
Jerry can holder, spare tire mount, bumperettes, handles, pioneer tool hardware all present
Blackout lights intact
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1955 CJ-5 Mansfield, TX $2000

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This early CJ-5 has the rare 0-10 King Seeley speedometer and also has a PTO and winch.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/516692104035331/

“Real barn find! A neighbor just passed away and had this Jeep stashed deep in his garage for many years. It’s always been parked in a garage and has been protected from the weather. He had done a lot of work to it and replaced many parts before he got sick. No rust or rot on the frame or body. This would be a great project to bring back to life. The motor turns over easily but we haven’t tried to make it run. We just pulled it out to sell. I have the windshield frame and some other random parts that go with it. It also has some seats but they look to be from a newer Jeep. Let me know if you want to come see it. I can deliver for a price if needed. Make an offer. May be willing to trade.”

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1947 CJ-2A Sykesville, MD $2000

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The body is pretty rusted. The engine compartment and engine looks in good shape. I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/360999330385685

“I’m ready to sell my 1947 cj2a now. I did a post a couple months ago to see about what it was worth, just so no one thinks it’s a scam, due to using the same pictures. Don’t know much about it. The guy that I got it from wanted to buy it back a year and a half or so ago for $2,150 but I didn’t want to sell it. I was going to use it as a bar/focal piece in my man cave. But I’m moving out of state now and just looking to sell. I’m not a mechanic so I can’t really tell you anything about it. I have the title. Located in sykesville Maryland. Asking $2,000 or best offer”

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PNW Race Jeep Eatonville, WA $8000

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Here’s a highly modified racer.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1153768295870200

“PNW race Jeep. Medium. SBC 406 11.8:1. Runs great. TH350 Dana 20. Dana 44 front open. 14 bolt rear spool. 3:73. Full PSC hydraulic steering. Corbeau seats. Tahoe springs all 4 corners. Race ready. $8000”

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1947 CJ-2A Spring City, UT $4500

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This is a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1093667235043692/

“This is a project that I’ve started and haven’t finished I’ve got a V6 that’s been checked out with new gaskets and gone through new rebuilt transmission automatic rebuilt transfer case and the adapter for the transfer case and transmission needs a lot more work, but will be really sweet when it’s done all body parts are there”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Williams, AZ $2500

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This has the windshield for the early Worman, Willys-Overland hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/493370309768507

“1946 willy’s jeep what you see is what you get no moter or Trans rolling chassis what you want to do to it anything possible 2500 obo no trades no payments”

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1966 CJ-6 Hill AFB, UT $9500

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This is a project.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/2439857242878058

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“As it goes, such is life. Time to send my project down the road. It’s a perfect restoration candidate. I purchased from grandson of original owner, non-running.

-Dauntless V6
-Manual transmission
-Cj6, with hardtop
-Matching keys work both doors and rear hatch!
-Swing out tire carrier/fuel carrier (needs work)

See video, now running, after I rebuilt the carb. I replaced fuel lines and drained the old tank, but haven’t tested it since. I ran it through the gears on jack stands, and it turned the rears in all 3 and reverse. Didn’t engaged 4WD.
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1946 CJ-2A Sonora, CA $2500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(05/07/2024) Parts jeep or project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/339012795654054

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“1946 CJ2A. This jeep has been sitting in a shed for close to 30 years. Has some kind of a 4cylinder Chevy engine in it. But it’s not mounted. Transmission has Chevy adapter installed and is mounted to the engine. someone was trying to install a power steering rack in it but it doesn’t look safe and will need to be replaced. The jeep is in overall good condition. It’s straight has minimal rust, minus the rot in the storage compartment under the passenger seat. There is NO PAPERWORK, NO ID TAGS NO LICENSE PLATE seats and fuel tank are gone as well. sold as parts jeep only. Tires hold air but are 30+ years old. I’m throwing in A spare tire with stock rim, two L134 Willy’s jeep engines (both buildable) one has a 2wd transmission bolted to it incase you wanted to build some kinda 2wd rat rod jeep..?”

 
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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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