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Sunday April 26 — Parks and Wind

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An overlook at Big Bend National Park (looking west)

Today we drove and drove.

2015-04-26-alpine-odessaThe first part of the trip took us south toward the Mexico border at Presidio, Texas. Along the way we encountered ‘Elephant Rock’, which we felt lived up to its name.


Called Elephant Rock for an obvious reason.

Eventually we reached Presidio, a dusty dry border town, I am not entirely sure what the appeal is for living in that area. Looks like plenty of shops and stores were out of business.


Ruins of an old house in Presidio


Ruins of old building in Presidio


Ruins of old truck in Presidio

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Fort Miles Motorpool Re-enactment in Delaware

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Joe Sicenavage was kind enough to share these photos. He writes, Here’s a look at the Fort Miles, DE motorpool during a re-enactment event Saturday.  This garrison was home to the 261st Coast Artillery Corps beginning in WWII and is located within the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware.

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WANTED: DJ-3A Convertible Front Springs (3 – leaf spring pack)

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Charles is look for a very rare set of three-leaf front springs, only found (to the best of our knowledge) on the front of the DJ-3A convertibles and offered only as an option. If you know anyone who might have these, contact me (comment below) or Charles directly:

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CJ-5 Jeep Belt on eBay

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Seth found this oddball item. It’s a series of CJ-5s on a belt.

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1943 GPW Carmichael, CA $5000


This could be a good price. Looks ready for the Rubicon.

“1943 Ford GPW, World War II vintage, converted to 12 volt, 302 V8, auto trans., Warn overdrive, air locker in front, 33″ tires, Ramsey winch. Current non-op.”

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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO $2200


This runs.

“Willys Jeep. Runs good. Good Colorado title. No rust in the floor. Tires like new. New parts include, Napa’s best battery, master cyl, wheel cyls, Front & rear axle seals, shocks, gas tank & sending unit, shifter boots. All running gear fluids have been changed. New oil, filter & spark plugs in engine. Have extra stock windshield. Have a set of chains & spare tire with rim. You will need to come up with some seats.”

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1960 DJ-5 Grovetown, SC $2700


Seller mistakenly listed this as a CJ-5. It appears to be an early DJ-5.

“This is a rare jeep in great shape best tub I’ve seen on a 50 year old jeep … This is a 2wd dispatcher jeep ,hurricane 4cyl, runs good, would b easy to fully restore or just ride around farm wt no rust on tub very solid”


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1948 CJ-2A Greenwood Village, CO $15,000


I wish the pics were better on this.

“1948 CJ 2A for sale
this is a must see to appreciate, runs well, gets a lot of attention
I bought this nearly 20 years ago and put some work into it
V8, headers, winch, fog lights, 5 new BF Goodrich all terrain TAs, custom all weather seats
also have a tow bar, soft top with framed doors, 2 – storage covers, towing lights and some parts
I have it stored in a garage in Greenwood Village CO.”

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1947 CJ-2A Sandy, OR $5500


Appears to have lots of wiring updates.

“47 willys cj2a, has lockers front and rear, onboard air, mostly original with 4 cyl. engine, 3 sd. trans., have all original parts, 11in front and rear brakes, may take boat or conversion van for part trade. ”

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1952 Wagon Little Elm, TX $7000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(03/28/2015) Looks in good shape.


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1943 GPW Yelm, WA $4000


The driver’s side has some rust under the tool indents.

“1943 Ford Jeep Military project, comes with extra wheels and tires”

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1954 CJ-3B Folly, SC $2800


This may have potential. The body doesn’t seem as bad as described by seller. It needs engine work.

“This is a Frankenstein 1954 Jeep Willys CJ3B. It is the high hood flat fender Jeep. It has a Chevy 4.3 Vortec TBI engine and Turbo 400 automatic transmission. It has low and high 4wd on Dana 44s and sits on a 2.5 inch lift and 32×11.5×15 BF Goodrich All Terrain Tires with good tread. It has an Air Compressor rigged to the Air Conditioning compressor. WARN locking front hubs. It HAD an ARB Air Locking Hub system but I could never get it to work. The engine just stopped running on me and I am done trying to rig this back together. I think it is electrical because I can start it with direct fuel. The Jeep needs substantial body and floor board work. It is currently registered and insured.”

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1969 DJ-5 Leonard, ND $2800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/15/2015) Runs and drives.

“1969 Mail Jeep. Right-hand steer, recent paint, tires, seats, and carb. overhaul. Runs and drives nice. Stored inside always. 4 cyl. with auto. Pioneer plates so no license to pay for! $2800. cash and firm on price”


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1949? CJ-2A Eagle Creek, OR $3400


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/22/2015) Includes a warn winch.

“1949 Willys Jeep 4×4, strong Buick V6 engine, zero miles on rebuilt tranny transfer case. Good tires and top. Full rollbar. Dual battery system with electric winch. Locking hubs. No rust. Posted by friend; ”

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1946 CJ-2A Turlock, CA $2900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

(04/09/2015) Needs wiring.

“Nice clean jeep. Needs TLC and needs wiring harness and carb. ”


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1951 CJ-3A Tacoma, WA $2500


Doesn’t run.

“I have a 1951 Willy’s Jeep for sale ($2500). Currently not running but the pistons(?) still turn. No water in the oil, gas tank filthy, haven’t seen any leaks. 4.7L v6 (chevy) engine, T-90 transmission. It is in rough shape but It will climb walls in low gear. It has rust and it needs lots of TLC. When we parked it, it ran awesome. I have to owner’s manual on CD and it has a clean title. Original tow-bar included.”

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1951 CJ-3A Paris, IL $6000


Needs brakes.

“1951 Willy’s Jeep. Starts every time. 3 speed. Tires are great. Needs new brakes”

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Koenig Hardtop Phoenix, AZ $300


Looks like a good price.

“Hardtop and doors made by Koenig Iron Works made for most Willies Jeeps”


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1946 CJ-2A? Faucett, MO No Price


No price, no description, no photos.

“Restored call for more info”

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1942 GPW San Diego, CA $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2013) The motor’s been updated.

“Runs great, serial # GPW 84796, new clutch”


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1948 CJ-2A Project Middletown, CT $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

“1948 Willys CJ2A restoration project. Family owned for the past 30 years. All the hard work done as pictures show, needs final assembly – have all parts, final body work and paint. Reluctant to sell, but possible move forces sale. Asking $5,500.00 or serious offers only please. (Sorry pics aren’t as clear as they should be, camera went on the fritz) ”

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1947 CJ-2A Mt. Shasta, CA $6200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/20/2015) Runs and drives.

Custom rims and wheels, also original wheels, soft top and sides, new leather front and back seats. All original, no body rust and running.’


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1949 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $19,900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $19,900.

(03/29/2015) Has some unusual customizations. The Dash and windshield are both altered.

“Facts: Engine – Chevrolet 350, 3 speed w/ overdrive, winch, air compressor, 28 gallon gas tank, micro lock brake system, power steering, radio/c.b., 2.5″ body lift, 33″ tires, custom paint job. Custom everything around ever corner of the Jeep.

The gentleman whom I bought this Jeep from a year ago really did a fantastic job. He stripped it down and rebuilt it part by part while fabricating along the way. He was a true craftsman. It’s a head turner and random people will be asking you questions or giving you thumbs up on every drive you take. The straight pipes really sound amazing. Why am I selling it? There is too much going on in my life at the moment and I simplifying a bit.

If you’re interested or have questions, shoot me an email. No joy riders or bums. Bums with $ – ok!”

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Saturday April 25 — Saddleblankets to Prada

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Oh yeah, I can work it!

Our goal for Saturday was to visit multiple odd-ball places in El Paso, then head to the Guadalupe Mountains, before dropping to the town of Alpine. The key to this plan was an early start and an aggressive stop-and-see plan at the oddball locations. However, Texas had other plans for us.


It started 30 seconds from our West El Paso motel. On our way to see Pancho Villa’s finger — yes, downtown at Dave’s Pawnshop is something that resembles Villa’s trigger finger that is for sale, only $9500 — we hit traffic. Since we only had four miles to go, I figured it couldn’t take us too long, right? Wrong. Without any other route options, we were forced to endure stop and go traffic as four lanes dropped to three, three lanes dropped to two, and two lanes dropped to one. One hour later(!!!), we finally made passed the blockage — workers were hanging signs on an overpass. Who knew? We didn’t, at least not in time.

By the time we reached the finger (Ann’s idea) I might have been a little surly. But, it was fun to visit the shop on El Paso Street, a mini-Tijuana that looked like it might be fun to stroll up and down when we didn’t have camera and computer equipment locked in our jeep. So, we passed on the walking, but I did drop Ann by to get a photo of the finger.


After getting the finger, we left for an older relic, a 1919 refurbished gas station with non-functioning pumps. Local resident Rod Davenport restored the gas station. Other local residents were so pleased with the result they turned the surrounding area into a small park. It was a neat little place.

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Hemet Jeep Club Porcelain Sign

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Seth spotted this one. There is no price listed for the sign. I don’t know if it is an original club placard or a knockoff sign.