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Big Trees and Jelly Belly Beans

• CATEGORIES: Features
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Me, Ann, and Kasia at the Jelly Belly Factory tour in Fairfield, California.

On Friday we drove through two National Parks, then headed for Concord, California. On Saturday, we let Roadside America be our guide.

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Friday’s trip from Tulare to Clayton, California.

Late Thursday night we had planned to stay in Exeter, but the lower prices in Tulare (plus my sudden realization that I was tired) convinced us to find a close motel after our visit with Chuck. The downside of this plan meant that we had to wake up at 5am if we wanted to reach Sequoia National Park at a reasonable time.

Thus, before the sun broke over the Sierra’s on Friday, we left for a 90 minute trip to see the largest organism (by volume), the mighty General Sherman Tree (a Sequoia). By the time we reached the park’s entrance, we had enough light to take a photo:

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From that point, we climbed 7,000 ft on a tight, twisting road that never got over 35 mph. It’s a slow grind uphill that even caused our jeep to get slightly warm; yet it’s also a very pretty drive and, better, there were no vehicles in front of us. By the time we reached the top of the hill, the temperature had dropped to 39 degrees, which was chilly for two people dressed for 80 degree weather.

But, no matter the temperature, we were going to see that tree! So, we put on a couple layers and began a short walk to the tree. Part of the trail went through a fallen Sequoia. As you can see, they are pretty thick!

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Finally, we reached the General Sherman Tree. I’ve seen taller Redwoods, but this tree was quite thick and stubby all the way up it.  Continue reading

 
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1953 CJ-3B Aurora, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Appears worth a look.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/aurora-1953-jeep-willys/6983819641.html

“Late model 4 cylinder straight wheel cylinders. Lifts all around, seat belts, new tires with 4X4 towing package. Heavy duty roll bar. Excellent heater. Needs a little love, would be an excellent summer fun car or ready for a hunting trip. Rag top, but windows need repair.”

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1958 Wagon Islip, NY $8000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Appears in good shape.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/islip-willys-station-wagon/6982410570.html

“1958 Willys Station Wagon, L6-226 Super Hurricane engine w/ 3 speed manual trans w/ Warn Overdrive, 4 wheel drive w/ 2 speed transfer case and locking hubs. Older restoration in fair condition- same owner 20+ years – this car is complete and running. Clean title – currently unregistered. ”

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1951 CJ-3A Trinidad, CO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This could use some more overall photos. It likely has a replacement body (passenger side indents and no battery box in the cowl).

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/d/trinidad-1951-willys-jeep/6981581035.html

“1951 Willy’s Jeep. No rust, runs and drives. Solid. Very clean barn find. Asking $6500.00 OBO. No Solicitions accepted. I don’t need help selling this. Serious Inquiries only”

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1954 CJ-3B Bedford, NH $11,500 or BO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Seller will consider offers.

(9/15/2019) Has a replacement body. It looks in good shape.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/bedford-54-willys-jeep/6977673320.html

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“Selling my ’54 CJ3B that I bought in 2010. The previous owner put a new steel body on in the ’90’s. There is no rust at all on this vehicle. I rebuilt the engine in 2010 and may have 500 miles on the rebuild. The reason I am selling is that I just don’t drive it anymore. Time for someone else to have some fun with it. While I am “asking” $11,500, I would entertain any REASONABLE offers. I will not answers texts. No scammers. If the ad is up it is still for sale so don’t call and ask”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Springhill, FL $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://nwga.craigslist.org/ptd/d/spring-hill-1947-willys-for-parts/6982645399.html

“1947 WILLYS FOR PARTS.FRONT END PARTS IN CAB”

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1951 M-38 w/ Trailer Inman, SC $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The M-38 will need some work.

https://columbusga.craigslist.org/for/d/inman-1951-military-jeep-trailer/6982922655.html

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“1951 Military Jeep
M38
Mileage 16,282
1/4 Ton Trailer
Partially Restored”

 
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4 F-heads for sale in Gales Ferry, CT

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Prices range from $150 to $400.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/d/bozrah-jeep-willys-engines/6957970573.html

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“I have 4 F134 Jeep Willy’s Engines for sale. I assume all will need a rebuild, 2 turn by hand. One is missing the oil pan but the other 3 are mostly complete”

 
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1947 CJ-2A? Mansfield, CT $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided. Lacks a body.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/d/storrs-mansfield-47-willys-jeep/6981971666.html

“Hi I have a 47 willys jeep for sale it doesn’t have a body just just couple motors and hood, frame is there also has other parts on the frame to and can be rolled on a trailer selling for my uncle”

 
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1965 CJ-5A Mogadore, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

No pics provided. Maybe something?

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/pts/d/mogadore-1965-cj5a/6979040312.html

“Clear CJ5A title numbers matching frame , new suspension, blasted and primed frame org motor trans extra motor and trans , new fiberglass body-from the 1970s reinforced. Never painted or primed extra org wheels . Lots of new parts this is a project almost enough for a complete Jeep .to much to list . Email for details”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Covington, GA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/24/2019) Could be worth a look.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/covington-1954-willys-cj3b/6964676668.html

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“1954 Willys CJ3B 4×4 2nd year with the Hurricane, overhead valve motor. It has the flat fenders and taller hood. The previous owner had the motor rebuilt and the body is good. It has new seat covers, new water pump, electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, lock-out hubs and good tires.
There are seat belts for 4 and it’s street legal.
Could be restored, hot rodded or driven as is. “

 
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1948 CJ-2A Redlands, CA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/18/2019) Lots of updates to this flattie.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/redlands-1948-willys-cj2a-4×4/6983402120.html

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“Here is my 1948 Willys! It runs and drives great! Everything works on it and it has a lot of extras! Fun car to do some off-roading in! Asking $18,000 obo. Here are all the details
305 Chevrolet V8
Dana 44 axles
Front disc brakes
PRP seats
CNC pedals
Jamar ProX master cylinder
20 gallon fuel cell
Onboard air compressor
8000 lb winch
2 KC HID lights
KC LED light bar
Swingaway spare tire carrier
Race radio
Intercom
Auto meter gauges
New wiring
Roll cage
Warn hubs
Tow bar”

 
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1957 FC-150 Tamworth, NH $10,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: It looks like the price has been dropped to $10,000.

https://nh.craigslist.org/bar/d/tamworth-1957-fc-150-willys-jeep-10000/6974296987.html

“1957 FC 150 WILLYS JEEP NEW CLUTCH JUST INSTALLED 20000 MILES FLAT HEAD 4 CLY. RUNS AND DRIVES WELL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE WORKS WELL!”

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Sears CJ-3A Half Cab Yorktown, NY $200

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

May need some work.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/d/jefferson-valley-willys-cj3a-hard-top/6981248756.html

“This is a half top, hard top off a Willys Jeep CJ3a. It comes with both doors.
It is in poor shape but it has not rust through. Definitely worth fixing.”

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1942 MB Riverhead, NY $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/20/2019) Has some floor patches, but looks like a solid parade jeep.

https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/riverhead-1942-willys-mb-military-jeep/6962364226.html

“This is a 1942 Willys MB Jeep. This Jeep has been converted to a 12 Volt electrical system from the original 6 Volt system. It is an older restoration – please see the pictures for details. In the past it has had some body work done and floor repairs were done with sheet metal. The wiring in this Jeep needs some work and it could us a canvas makeover.

Since this is an older restoration most of the parts on this vehicle are original on this vehicle like the wheels and rifle rack.

This MB is in good driving condition – Perfect for someone starting in the military vehicle hobby or wanting a nice parade vehicle. Comes with all accessories pictured. The pedestal is a homemade pedestal with original .50 Cal’ Cradle.”

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Year? M-38 Worth, GA $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some parts value, but not sure how much value.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/acworth-m38-willys-military-jeep/6983364318.html

“I HAVE A M38 JEEP UNSURE OF THE YEAR. IT IS A PROJECT THAT WILL NEED TO BE GONE THROUGH. THE BODY NEEDS FLOOR OR A REPLACEMENT TUB. IT HAVE THE ORIGINAL FLAT HEAD MOTOR AND COMPLETE DRIVE TRAIN.”

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1945? CJ-2A Madison, VA $24,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Described as “Fully and professionally restored Army Jeep”, it isn’t either (not fully ‘restored’ and not an Army Jeep). That said, it looks like there was a great deal of work done on this. The serial number suggests it is a 1947.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/pratts-1945-willys-army-jeep-completely/6982923865.html

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“Fully and professionally restored Army Jeep in excellent condition! Only driven 520 miles since completed and completely turn-key. Fully military spec’d with rear seat, jerry can, Army spec paint, military tread tires, tools and more. Fold down windshield, canvass upholstery (no top), 4×4. Rebuilt engine, runs, drives, steers and stops very well with no issues of any kind. This is a super fun vehicle that is great for display, parades, shows or Jeep events. Very authentic, southern Jeep that needs nothing but a new owner”

 
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2 CJ-2A Projects and Parts Burrillville, RI $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1700

(05/23/2019) Has a rear PTO box.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/d/harrisville-willlys-jeeps-cj2as-and/6964019618.html

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“I have 2 1946 Willy’s jeeps cj2a’s both have vin tags only have a reg for one jeep but they have been in family for 40 plus years and one has been in since 46.. barn of parts has been collected since the 70’s,fenders windshields hoods pto weight axles bumpers rollbar plow parts electric pump one chassis has 11” brakes and one chassis has a dealer installed locker…$2000 for everything sorry for pics I cant move around anymore so its hard to get pics but I’ll answer to the best i can

 
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1957 CJ-3B Parts Jeep Angola, NY $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/122019) No pics provided.

https://chautauqua.craigslist.org/pts/d/angola-1957-willys-jeep-cj3b-cj-parts/6971934725.html

“Clearing out my garage before winter. Up for sale is a complete rolling chassis from a 1957 Willys Jeep CJ3B. Basically it’s the frame, front/rear diffs with wheels, suspension. There is NO motor, although I do have the original transmission/transfer case combo as well as the drive shafts. I was planning on doing an engine swap, so I also have an Isuzu 1.8L diesel as well as the Isuzu MUA5 manual transmission/transfer case. I went through the entire engine and also resealed/ repainted it. I have a new starter for the diesel engine as well. I also have a set of front/rear narrow track diffs from a CJ5 for it too. As for other parts from the CJ3B I have: the hood, front grille/radiator, seat frames, some electrical parts, gauges, fuel tank, lighting and some other miscellaneous parts. Selling everything together for $500. If you are interested in certain parts separately, let me know.”

 
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Kelly CJ-5 Hardtop Morgantown, WV $200

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This looks like a good price.

https://morgantown.craigslist.org/pts/d/morgantown-cj5-metal-top/6981360918.html

“Metal top for CJ5 or M38A1 manufactured by Kelly. Includes key lock doors and mounting hardware.”

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More 1970 Con-Ferr Catalog Pages

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I hadn’t planned to take so long to scan this second set of 1970 Con-Ferr Catalog pages, but such is life. (You can view the first twenty pages, plus back and front covers, here).

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1951 Photo of Jeep in Bavaria on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This looks like a good hardtop.

View all the information eBay

“1951 Press Photo Bavarian housewives wearing shawls, walking past American jeep. This is an original press photo. Germany, people, Bavarian housewives wearing similar shawls go about their daily chores, passing a winterized American jeep without giving it a thought. Costume and custom have changed title in the small Alpine towns.Photo measures 9.75 x 7.5inches. Photo is dated 12-09-1951.”

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Mighty Mite Demonstration Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video shows an early Might Mite being tested.

https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675077115_M422-Mighty-Mite_driving-jeep_soldier-aboard_driving-without-one-wheel

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WANTED: F-head in Kentucky

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Kenny in Louisville, Kentucky, is looking for an f-head for his 1959 CJ-5. If anyone knows of one, contact him via email at krshepherd @ windstream.net (remove the spaces around the @).

 
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1964 CJ-3B Tracy, CA $8450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

This has a fiberglass body along with a bunch of mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/tracy-964-willys-3b-high-hood-jeep/6982934096.html

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“Custom 64 Willy’s Jeep with a 350 V-8, Dart heads, Edelbrock Victor manifold and a just rebuilt Holly 750. It was originally professional built and a true head turner and performer! Upgraded transfer case, Fiberglass body, Front tilt hood, and RARE ORIGINAL SAFARI WINDSHIELD. Take it to the dirt or sand a true performer. This is a true off road vehicle. True miles unknown, stated mileage is an estimate, odometer was non-op when I bought it. The transmission is a 4 speed with a low 1st gear. Local mechanic believes it is a GM SM420 with a Dana Model 18 Transfer Case. Title in hand and tags are current.”