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Service Station Merchandising Contest Winner

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

A service station merchandising contest in 1955 was sponsored by the B.F. Goodrich company. Six cream, blue and red CJ-5s were given away as prizes. The article was published in the May 1955 issue of Willys News.

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Unusual Jeep Loader Attachment

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

The other day Charles shared some pics of unusual jeeps. One photo (seen below) showed a CJ-2A with a rare style of loader / bucket attachment. Chris spotted that photo and mentioned he owned one just like it, but didn’t know who made it or any history behind it.  Does anyone recognize this? Perhaps there was only one produced?

IMG_5092Here is Chris’ loader. The first three pictures of the main structure and bucket. Note: missing from the pictures are the rear stabilizers and the base plate( they are at another location).
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Hydraulic pump and tank:
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Overview of parts:
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Bumper brackets. These mount to the bumper or frame(not sure yet) and push against the back of the bucket for heavy pushing/digging
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The only part that I know I’m missing is the bracket that mounts to the rear bumper to attach the stablizers.

Some general dimensions;

Bucket- 40″
Overall width (rear) 60″
Overall height 60″
Cylinder length 48″

 
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1961 Busy Bee Equipment Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a circa 1961 jeep brochure marked DM 61-02 that highlights the advantages of a jeep. It’s a brochure that could act as a mailing brochure as well. This particular brochure has some wear and a stain, so isn’t an idea example.

If folded, this was the 8.5″ by 5.5″ front page:

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And this the back: 1960-jeep-approved-equip-brochure2

The 8.5″ x 11″ interior: 1960-jeep-approved-equip-brochure3If unfolded all the way, this 17″ x 11″ complete foldout:
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1945 Photo of Pneumatic Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Curious that the pneumatic jeeps had the tool indents on the passenger side. I believe this photo has been reproduced backward. You can see an example of how it appeared in print in the St. Petersburg Times.

“1945 Press Photo The pneumatic jeep, used as decoy during war”

View all the information on eBay

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In some cases jeeps were put inside dummy tanks. Here’s a great photo showing a ‘tank’ being dropped onto a jeep.

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1944 Photo of Ford GP Hauling Hay on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

This is another of a series of Ford GP photos from Lake Geneva.

“You are bidding on an original press photo of WWII Jeep Hauling Hay Trailer Lake Geneva WI Farm. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 1/20/1944.”

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1945 Photo of Fred Heine buying Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This is a second press photo of a photo sold two months ago. The caption is the same, though it has slightly different marks.

“1945 Press Photo Hutchinson Kansas Fred Heine buys Jeep for farm, H Woodring”

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For comparison, here is what the photo and caption from October 2014 looked like:

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1954 CJ-3B Atlanta, GA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

It is supposed to have low mileage.

“1954 CJ3B Willys Jeep
In great condition ready to be restored
Runs Great!
Garage Kept
7555k original miles on engine”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4810906142.html

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1957 CJ-5 Sprague River, OR $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This includes an overdrive and warn winch.

“New SATURN WARN OVERDRIVE
REBUILT DATE 2005 13,685MILS 872 HOURS, F HEAD ENGINE, TRANSMISSION,TRANSFER CASE
NEW BIKE CHINE CLUTCH LINKAGE SYSTEM, AN NEW CLUTCH
NAVY ALUM HARD TOP
WARN WINCH 6000 RATED
MILTARY AXLES
RANCHO 2 1/2 IN LIFT KIT, LEAF SPRING AN SHOCKS
K&N AIR FILTER”

http://klamath.craigslist.org/cto/4811491105.html

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1954 CJ-3B Lakeland, FL $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

The driver’s side looks rough.

“willys 3b jeep.2nd owner 15+ years. all original,garaged no mud or ruff housing well cared for ,4 cyl,4-wheel drive. roll bar, tow bar,winch added .drive train body is a 95%. serious,knowledgable responders only.can be driven daily or for show”

http://lakeland.craigslist.org/cto/4811428358.html

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1943 MB Auburn, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Was $1750. **SOLD**

The engine and rear axles has been swapped (at the very least).

“1943 Willys – Overland Military Jeep…. This is a project vehicle… Jeep was found under a house, mummified…. Been there since 1968… Had to drag it out… Power train frozen… 4 cyl military motor had been swapped out with a 6 cyl Studebaker somewhere in the early 50’s…. That’s all the old gal could remember…. She said it was running when it went into it’s grave… Some parts are off motor, starter, generator… Does/did it run… No Idea… A family member started to get it running… Pulled tranny & transfer case… Found broken gears in tranny… Bought new,,, Included… Then started on transfer case… found reason for locked power train…. transfer case completely rusted solid… and so ended the repairs to the Jeep…. Have some manuals… included…Tub is in great shape…. No Rust… most all parts from original Military configuration seem to be there…. but you need to see and make up your own mind… This baby needs some TLC…. Jeep does roll but must have all wheels off ground to transport…”

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1952 M-38 Delran, NJ $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This might be worth a look. Motor isn’t stock.

“1952 Willys Military Jeep. Runs & drives great. Four wheel drive & hi-lo range work great. 6 cyl. Chevy motor. Tranny & rears are original. This jeep has a rare military hardtop”

http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/cto/4802852356.html

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1951 M-38 Signal Hill, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Has the front of the rollcage installed on the steps.

“1951 Jeep m38 283 small block chevy. Runs good, with only about 500 miles on engine. Rebuilt transfer case, bigger brakes all new, dual exaust, bigger dana rear end, heavy duty rear bumper. No texts. Call number for questions.”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4811343142.html

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1962/63 DJ-3A Trinity, TX $2295

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Has the column shift.

“I have a 62 / 63 DJ3A dispatcher convertible Willys Jeep
Column shift
Have spare
poles for top
Door frames”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/4811175905.html

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1946 CJ-2A Northville, MI $9,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9,500.

(11/25/2014) Jeep’s been rebuilt with a new body.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/cto/4774728459.html

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“The list bellow is just a start of what has been done to this jeep. Complete frame off custom restoration. Way too many parts to list that are new. This Jeep was built to be a “Driver” has been is shows and is parade ready. LOOK AT THE PICTURES THIS IS A CLEAN JEEP FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, FRONT TO BACK.

CONTACT BY EMAIL FOR A VIEWING
OR CALL JAYSON AT 1-248-NINE SEVEN FOUR-4138

• NEW COMPLETE WILLYS OVERLAND BODY ALL STEEL NEW.
• CHASSIS IN BLACK EPOXY FINISH
• UNDERSIDE OF BODY IN BLACK EPOXY FINISH
• ORIGINAL FRONT GRILL
• CUSTOM FRONT TURN SNGINAL RUNNING LIGHTS IN ORIGINAL HOUSING.
• MOTOR FRESH REBUILD
• NEW CARB
• ELECTRIC WIPPERS NEW IN BOX

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1949 CJ-3A Fresno, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Ran when parked. Is the windshield on backward?

“1949 Willy’s for sale. $3000.00 obo. most of body rust repaired, have photo’s. Running when parked. Original 134L head engine. Jeep is all original. Hard top needs window glass but is all there. This was all rebuilt and was driven, then time catches up and toys set around. A little work and it could be a fun jeep again.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/4810800715.html

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Year? CJ-3A Tucson, AZ $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Seller is parting out this CJ-3A. Seller listed this as a 1942.

“Parting out 1942 willies jeep, 500.00 takes all,
you haul”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/4810820550.html

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1947 CJ-2A Monroe, WA $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/25/2014) Looks like a parts vehicle.

“I have a 1947 flat fender willys 4×4
no title for parts ”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/4810340793.html

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1947 CJ-2A Washington, MO $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

“I have for sale a 47′-48′ Willys CJ2A. Does not run but does crank over easily. I tried to get it running but then plans for it changed. Has new plugs and wires. This is a solid jeep. We purchased it to swap bodies with another jeep and found a better candidate. The front fenders are not rusted out on the bracing. hood is straight. Has the correct Carter W-O carburetor and it moves freely. All parts are there engine, transmission, transfercase, driveshafts, axles, wheels, tires, winshield, rollbar, ect. No title. Would make a great start for your winter project.”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/4810834169.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lincoln, NE $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

“Willy’s Jeep for sale with clean title.
ALL of the following EXTRA parts go with the jeep:
2-windshields…2-hoods…2-grilles…1-New gas tank…In storage for 15+ years.
Would consider a trade for older Cushman Scooter;”

http://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/4810734138.html

 
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1955 M-38A1 Acworth, GA $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

No pics provided.

“This jeep is a 55 and is in amazing condition for its age. It is an original m-38 which runs and drives, only has 40000 miles and has the hurricane motor. It does have some rust but is minor, not a rust bucket, I am amazed it is in the condition it is. Don’t want to sell but I have medical problems and need to sell to pay bills. If you are looking for something rare and easy to to restore this is it. Please serious buyers only, cash only, bill of sale only. Don’t need help selling. Please no calls after 9 pm and please leave a message. ”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4810939837.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Waterbury, CT $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.

(12/05/2014) Has a motor. Can’t tell much more from the one pic. Sounds like it runs and plows.http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/4769369044.html

“1948 Jeep Willys, Green with the famous flat 4 engine, manual transmission, 4wd, wooden cover with sliding doors, comes with plow, needs metal work and some rust repair. Have the ORIGINAL CT title, do not recommend driving home, has been off the road for a year. I recommend trailer or tow. ”

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/4769369044.html

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1946 CJ-2A Grand Rapids, MI $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available

(12/02/2014) Seems to be some value here. I can’t figure out the original paint scheme. on the side.

“I have a yellow CJ2A for sale. The body is in pretty good shape and is certainly usable. It will need some work on the floor but that is the only 100% need.

The axles do roll and have good wheels on them. The transfer case does shift. The motor is seized. I do have another motor I could sell with it possibly.
Bill of sale only”

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/4785622335.html

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1953 CJ-3B Yerington, NV $5200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available

(09/10/2014) Runs and drives.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4795224526.html

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“Selling my 1953 Willy’s Jeep, its a CJ3B first year of the high hood model. This jeep starts right up, drives all day, its not a corvette but it will climb over one! It does have the original motor and transmission, transfer case, most of the wiring is original. This jeep is more than 60 years old so it does need some TLC, it needs brake line and/or the brake master cylinder fixed and a couple of the gauges (which are all original) also need some attention, needs new windshield wipers (front glass is near perfect) and driver side mirror. There is very little rust and no cancer that I have found. It has two new tires on the rear and comes with a spare carburetor and a new carburetor kit for it. New battery, original oil filter etc, etc, etc.

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1953 CJ-3B Fairview, NC $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available

1953 cj3b willys Jeep 55,767 miles, in my family since new never been out of Buncombe County N.C. Great shape runs great”

http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/4770185648.html

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1952 M-38A1 Ivoryton, CT $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/03/2014) No pics provided.

“1952, M38-A1, 24 volt military Jeep. Great restoration project.”

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/4810047112.html