What a trip. After driving 4,781 miles we’ve returned home. Half our trip was completed in the last three days … three long days (see maps below). Rosemary, who was feeling better for a while on Friday, relapsed in the afternoon after eating some food. She was once again convinced she was dying. I’m sure she’ll be her old, ornery self soon enough.
Nothing much to report from today’s final leg of the trip. Now that I’m back, I’ll rest a day or two, and then it’s time to begin work on Rusty. I also need to hunt down a scatter shield for Biscuit and begin marketing SLAG in ernest.
The trip down started September 16th and lasted until the afternoon of September 28th:
The trip back lasted from the afternoon of September 28th to midnight of September 30th. Not bad speed for traveling in a motorhome (not a whole lot of fun either):
Steve forwarded a warning about aftermarket steering sector shafts that sheer while driving. This has happened to two forum members.The forum thread about this issue can be found here: http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/omix-sector-shaft-safety-warning-fellows_topic38602.html
Looks great for the price.
“Original California 1946 Willys CJ2A jeep, has fresh rebuilt engine and new gas tank in the last 3 months. Very complete and not hacked up. All lights,gauges,horn,heater,4 wheel drive and Hi/Lo range work. Has complete top with doors. Nice stock Willys.”
Has some useful updates.
“48 cj2a, 134cid flathead, t90 tranny, Dana 18 t case, new 11″ big break kit in front, new rear breaks, new best top, new fuel tank,new sending unit and gauge, the jeep runs and drives great. Has 31/10.50/ 15″ tires,12 volt conversion, includes tow bar. $5000.00 firm or may trade for 72 ford short bed v8 pickup in good shape no crap please”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.
(02/23/2016) Looks solid.
“1949 Willys CJ2A Jeep. Fully restored body. Original tub with Rhino liner sprayed throughout. Original floor mats. Added new seats, rollbar and new rims and tires. This was a farm model Jeep. Engine block is original as is undercarriage. Really fun little run around vehicle that runs great.”
“1958 Willys Wagon with rebuilt original flat head 6. Restore to original inside & out. A must see in person. $15000.00 OBO. ”
Includes an overdrive.
New tires and wheels, new battery, full cover! Runs great!!
Call Lance for more details.”
Looks like a good price.
“1979 Jeep DJ-5G postal Service . 89,000 mile A. color White & Yellow.”
Nothing fancy, but runs.
“1947 Willy’s Jeep v6 Buick 4-speed transmissions
Dana 44 Rear End with posi ”
“Mostly original, low miles. Runs and drives great. Lights including BO and gauges all work. No Bondo. Previous dry climate Idaho owner 1982-2015. Currently registered with clean title. Can deliver Western US. NEW PARTS: Brake lines, master and wheel cylinders; leaf springs and shocks; canvas seat covers, summer top and bows; hoses and belts; two batteries; AT radial tires with original spare. Rebuilt carburetor and fuel pump.”
No obvious rust.
“Posting up my 1951 Willy Overland 4×4.
– Amazing Patina
– Engine Runs – Great Oil Pressure
– Transmission Shifts
Very complete rare jeep with amazing potential.
Original keys and clean California title.
Bring cash and a trailer.
Will trade for older bmw motorcycle running or project. 1972 or older”
Includes a winch. Could be a good price.
“47 Flat Fender, owned 45 years, 265 Chevy engine, power steering (Saginaw Box), fiberglass hood, desk core radiator – 3″ thick, 2 barrel carborator, rebuilt. No longer jeeping, hasn’t been driven for some time.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.
(09/24/2016) Not all original. Looks in good shape.
“I am selling my 1954 Jeep Willys cj3a High Hood Factory Flathead 4 all original been taken apart and rebuilt with all original parts will not find one like it runs and drives great no rust just a great driver very fun removable top brand new bikini top Woodrow Bar a bunch of new parts and old parts original rims and tires also have the new rims and tires all the electrical works great turn signals heater headlamps brake lights everything works excellent will not find one in this condition that still original asking 12 5 or best offer ”
Needs speedometer cable. Looks solid.
“1979 jeep DJ5G postal jeep.
Runs good, new factory rebuilt carburetor, rebuilt tranny, newer heavy duty battery.
$45. Service manual included.
This would be a great project for someone who likes to rebuild old vehicles. It runs now, just renew a few accessories and you have a great unusual vehicle!
Some minor rust on body.
This is 37 years old. It was built to drive city streets delivering mail, so top speed is about 45-50.
It drives great on flat; hills, not so much. It can do them, but very slowly, and it doesn’t like them! It has some play in the steering wheel, and due to sitting, the brakes aren’t up to par, but my mechanic says that is normal for sitting so long without being driven, and they should do fine after driving a bit.
Odometer and speedometer don’t work: it’s a cable issue.
Estimate @ 34K.
Has the tray installed right now. I could remove if you prefer.
One seat, not original (much more comfy!)I found the original passenger seat, included
New radio/CD player
These photos are a bit old, but vehicle looks the same, a bit of fading on paint, but otherwise, it is EXACTLY as represented and written description.
Terms are cash only. No Shipping, you must pick it up.”
Dan forwarded this FC on eBay.
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“Here is a one of a kind ’59 FC170. First of all, I do sell some vehicles on Ebay, almost always old farm trucks, as I live here in the middle of Kansas. I enjoy dealing with the farmers I buy them from, love getting them running again, and also enjoy meeting the people who buy them and seeing where they go. I’ve rescued a lot of old farm trucks. But this one is definitely different. First of all, I’m a little bit of a jeep nut. I have 2 49 jeeps, a 76 Cj7, and numerous AMC vehicles as well. I have never, however, owed a forward control jeep. I was offered the chance to purchase this one, and immediately snapped it up.
The only reason I am offering this for sale, is that I’m more of an original vehicle type of guy, and although this truck has had a ton of money spent on the be and winch, I would prefer one with the original bed. Without exception, until now, I always list my vehicles with a starting price of $10.00 and no reserve. I’ve noticed that there is an ebay law of averages. Sometimes they sell a little high, or a little low, but usually sell for about market valve. This one is a little different, as it’s pretty hard to value, so, I decided if it sells for $4500, o.k. if not, o.k. I’ll put it in my collection.
Jim spotted this pair of FCs.
“We bought these a while back as projects for our shop. Well, we got caught up doing other things and these got pushed to the back burner and now they are just sitting here taking up space. It is going to be a long time before we get to them, so it is time to let them go to someone who can probably use them for parts or to rebuild. I was told that one was a 57 and one was a 58, but someone has since told me one is a widetrack and is a newer model. Not sure what year though. They both have a lot of rust. One has the doghouse and tailgate, the other does not. They are both missing the seats. One of them has a better body and one has a better bed, but they both have the complete 4-cyl driveline. One of them supposedly ran but we never got a chance to try it out.
No titles on these, came from out of state, sold on Bill of Sale. ”
Has a fiberglass body.
“For Sale 1946 Willys CJ-2a #29612
Runs very well, drives well, registered and inspected until end of month. Fiberglass tub, soft top and doors. Flathead 4 go-devil engine and 12v electric. Has new fuel pump and carb rebuild just completed. New tires. Extra Parts included. Needs a minor frame hole patched.
This old jeep is awesome fun to cruise around in. Head turner for sure. ”
If it starts up, this could be a great price, even with a little rust.
“This is a classic! Willys 4WD Jeep Station Wagon with a lifetime total of 75k original miles on it. It has a second engine in it, a completely rebuilt original 6 cylinder “super Hurricane” which is powerful enough to make 70 mph on the high way with the use of a low miles overdrive unit I found and installed in it. The car is a pleasure to drive and a real conversation piece. Sale also comes with a spare, zero miles, rebuilt 6cyl engine of unknown condition. Transmission was gone over by a transmission shop in last 20k miles and runs great. Suspension, steering, drivelines, rear and front drives and body all in acceptable condition. It runs but has been stored under cover for four years since I fired it up last. 4WD works fine. Has some body rust.
This could also be a good candidate for a full restoration. Cherry it out and you could drive it for many years in style!
I’m getting old and need the cash.”
Could be worth a look.
“1962 Willys Jeep It was running and driving great. I then took it to play in some mud, then the carb started flooding. I purchased a new carb and fuel pump it starts and runs but doesnt want to run right. comes with soft top and doors. It has a shop manual and other extra parts that were included when I bought it. Clean title in hand. will take trades but i dont want any more projects. I really need some sort of truck or SUV needs to be a V8.”
It’s a project that includes a Sear half cab.
“For Sale 1947 CJ2
(I thought it was an CJ2a but there is no “a” on the title)
Has been partly taken down for body work… my Son was tinkering with it, but it needs alot of work and we don’thave the time.
4 cyl “Go Devil” Engine: Not running… Needs either mechanical work or just replacement. (Allot of folks just swap out the old motors for Chev 350’s)
Has a half Cab: probably a Sears model they were very popular back in the day.
Front Hubs: “WARN”
New Steering wheel
Its definatly a “Project Jeep” so if thats what your looking for, then call me.
It’s $1750.00 firm”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(09/20/2016) It includes a winch and PTO, so there appears to be value here.
“1960’s Willy’s jeep $1000.00 Obo
Sale as is
Must see in Hollister”
Wade’s friend is selling this project.
“Sand blasted, rebuilt engine, needs a transmission, has a tow bar, original willys data tag”
Wade’s got this tub for sale. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
“I have a WWII Jeep tub for sale. It is a 1944. It is in pretty good shape pretty straight and not too bad rust. it is about an average.”
Needs some more work.
“Up for sale is my 1949 Willys pickup project. This is a mostly rust free project that has some blemishes. This truck is 57 years old and has some age.
The engine was freed up a year ago. I have replaced:
Entire wire harness
All motor gaskets including head gasket