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DJ-3A Galas & Frank M. Brandstetter

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features • TAGS: .

I recently ordered a biography called Brandy: Our Man in Acapulco as part of some research into DJs at the Las Brisas Resort in Acapulco. I was surprised to see the cover included a color photo, one I’ve never seen, of nine DJ-5 surrey/galas in Las Brisas. There’s an entire chapter on Las Brisas, so I’m hoping for some good research information.

I’ve only gone through the book briefly, but the book credits Brandsetter with taking over Las Brisas in 1959 and turning it into the world’s top resort by 1972. They also claim Frank instituted the resort’s no tipping policy, but that policy was actually implemented by founder Juan March and existed for more than a year before Brandsetter entered the picture as evidenced in a Feb. 28, 1958 Milwaukee Sentinel article. There is an entire chapter devoted to Brandy and Las Brisas, so hopefully there will be some interesting tidbits and research vectors.


Article from 1958:


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1967 CJ-5 Brush Fire Amenia, NY $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

Looks like a good price.

“I’m selling this all original, 1967 CJ5 Brush Fire Jeep with its original Buick 6 Cylinder “Dauntless” engine. The body and frame are extremely solid. I personally would do a repaint on it but it is not necessary. As you can see in the pictures it was built with brush fire fighting capabilities which make it rare. 4WD with low and high range. Extremely large and powerful winch mounted as seen in the pictures. Interior in excellent condition. Comes with a plow.

The Mack Bulldog on the front is equipped with a water line controlled from the drivers seat which allows the dog to “p” on people in front of it when the button is depressed. Great for parades, fire company display, farm use or just as a novelty driver. Vehicle starts and runs as it should. There is some work that needs to be done with suspension but currently I drive it on the road. Because of the weight from the special gear and water tank when full these jeeps were built with very heavy duty suspension systemsI have a clear transferable registration ready to go.”

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1942 MB Hermiston, OR $6000


Not far from me. Looks good for the price.

“1942 Jeep, Buick V-6, winch, complete with top and doors, back seat, 32″ tires. $6000 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A/Ford/Studebaker Omak, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This is awesome.

“1946 jeep running gear,48 ford cab,259 c.i. Studebaker starts and runs good,slow gears.4wheel drive,a real conversation piece.calls only.scamers please don’t waste my time.the rig is titled as a 46 jeep,it has license.”

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1948 CJ-2A Hudson Valley, NY $7500


Drive as is or restore.

“This is a very original Willys CJ2A. Great patina. It has never been hit, patched or even painted.
Runs and drives great. Perfect windshield and tailgate, body has very minor rust through.
New Coker tires, brakes and a long list of other parts. NOS CJ3B rear seat.
I drive this Jeep around town and it always draws a crowd.
Easy restoration or drive “as-is”.”

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1945 GPW Hudson Valley, NY For Trade

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Seller only wants to trade. Seller will not be including the combat rims and tires. All that aside, it is a pretty creative mod.

“Here is a 1945 Gpw I would like to trade for a Yamaha r3, this runs and drives and has a lot of its original military parts , this is a very cool jeep , I would like to trade this for either a 2015 black and red Yamaha r3 or a 2016 grey and red Yamaha r3 with low miles ( combat rims and tires are not included )”








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1946 CJ-2A Gilbert, AZ No Price


UPDATE: Was $17,500. Now No Price.

(06/15/2016) Looks good.

“All original early 1946 Willys Jeep
Full restoration. Original engine, trans, axles, radiator, rims, driveshafts etc…”

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1950 Jeepster Grove City, OH $9000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

(10/10/2015) Might be worth a look.

“this car is a frame off restoration sand blasted and put back tighter. it has original front end steering with a Chevy rear end. ive had the car for 20 some years . it has a chevy 350 engine. 350 turbo trans , . alumin intake , alt., new batt. headers, dual exhaust, all most new tires weld wheels, new engine dress up, the interior is perfect . good top with side snap ons windows and snap cover when top is down.”


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1969 DJ-5 Dayton, OH $1750


Looks like a good price.



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1969 DJ-5 Wilmington, NC $1500


Looks like a good price.

“1969 jeep dj5 run and drives any questions call or text ”


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1943 MB Marana, AZ $8000


Andy spotted this one.

“1943 willy’s MB looks mostly original if you like military jeeps . The motor is a F head it’s been changed but it runs . The trans is an original T84 . Taking offers or trades for other vehicles I don’t have the title .”


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1946 CJ-2A Saddle Brook, NJ $2350


Needs some work. Of course, those hurricane rims aren’t in fact original.

“Very good condition, nearly no rust. Flathead engine needs valve job. Original wheels. Many new and spare parts. Bonus 4′ X 6′ trailer with with Willy’s/overland tailgate. Sacrifice and must sell, asking $2350 or best offer.”


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1956 DJ-3A Lake City, TN $9500


Underneath the green there appears to be a solid DJ-3A.

“2 wheel dr, 3 speed on colum good condition new motor painted like army jeep ”


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1948 Wagon San Luis Obispo, CA $2400

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Could make a good base for a modified topless wagon (already missing the top).

“1948 Willys wagon. Was going to convert it into a truck. Lots of rust. Engine runs, but needs some work to make it road worthy. $2,400 obo, or trade for car.”


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1966 CJ-6 Tux Park Oronoco, MN $2500


Ron’s go this for sale. Includes an overdrive.

“Used 1966 Jeep cj-5 Tuxedo Park edition. Bought as a daily driver project, turned out to be unsafe and larger project (frame broken) than I wanted. Cleaned and painted a solid M38A1 frame and mounted engine/trans/transfer in it. Cleaned, repainted, remounted springs on new bushings. New Rancho shocks. As far as I want to go. Will be safe anyway. Have Dana 25 and 44 on the frame with 9″ drums and Dana 27 and 44 with 10″ drums extra. Engine, 231 Buick, ran good with good compression, T400 Automatic also worked fine. New parts purchased before aware of condition: Headers, complete floor pan, Plastic gas tank, fuel sending unit, valve covers, Rochester carb, extra (not on), Ford reverse manual steering box, Heavy duty tie rods and ball joints, Borgenson steering conversion, new seats, new bushings for springs. Rust on tub has been stopped, there are holes in wheel wells, with plate steel over these see pictures. Floor pan is for poorly fixed rust on tub floor. Everything else solid. Parts needed to complete, wiring harness, couple of brake lines, and body bushings. I will consider all reasonable offers, but as with all these jeeps have a lot invested. Am trying to sell all together, but will consider parting out. Can provide many more pictures if needed. Mileage listed may not be accurate, but read around 67,000 miles. Thanks for looking.”

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1947 CJ-2A Port Orchard, WA $3000


UPDATE: Still Available. Last listed in 2013.

There’s some rust on that passenger side. Extra parts. Includes the winch.

“Willys cj-2a for sale
Asking 3000 cash obo no trades
1947 Willy’s cj-2a.
street legal
Motor and transmission rebuilt around 3000 miles ago. Has BEST top soft top, bikini top, CB radio, rugged ridge 10,500 lb. winch, and tow bar, full roll cage, electric wipers, spare tire, custom gas tank, drivers and passengers heaters, axillary cooling fan, high jack, jerry can and RIGHT LOCK lockers in rear differential
Foot start with key. I have the original motor for a spare, it runs but smokes pretty badly. The speedometer and temp gauge work, oil and amp gauge not functioning.
I mainly used this as my off road vehicle so it’s pretty beat up, but it will take you anywhere you could possibly want to go, the high jack has a bend in it near the top.
While I do have a tow bar It gets the jeep death wobble if you tow it with it, tow dolly or trailer would be best , I had a custom gas tank made so I would have to worry about puncturing it, I’ve never gotten around to putting a fuel sensor in it. It has the L-134 (go devil) motor and the T-90 transmission both in excellent working order.
I hate to sell but i don’t have the time to take her out and play anymore and I need the room in my garage for other projects”

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1981 DJ-5 Ice Cream Auburn, WA $2000


Needs a radiator.

“1981 Jeep Dj5 ice cream truck money making business right hand drive, 2wd, 4 cyl. Auto, was a postal jeep originally. Removable top tonneau cover . Will run and drive but needs radiator. Also has other features. $2,000”

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1948 CJ-2A Weiser, ID $4500


Has a variety of updates. Not drivable. Seller is willing to negotiate.

“1948 willys jeep has a buick v6 motor good Running but not driveable at the moment. Needs some steering work done before its drivable. Has had alot of upgrades done to it for more information please call. Price is not firm throw me an offer!DO NOT call or text after 9!”




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M-170 Soft Top Grove City, OH $900


Never installed.

“m-170 military jeep top,ambulance with red cross on top brand new never been installed.
as shown in photo hard to find.”


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1946 CJ-2A Casper, WY $2500


Needs work.

“1946 Willys Jeep, manual V-8- rare project car-needs work”


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1949 CJ-3A Quemado, TX $1000


Project or parts.

“Hi I am selling my 1949 project jeep is a cj3a it has the original flat head 4 cylinder transmission and axles as well I just don’t have time start or finsh the project i”

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1950 CJ-3A Woodinville, WA $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/04/2015) Nice looking jeep.

“1950 Willys CJ3A Civilian Flatfender. 95% stock, Flathead 4 cyl. 4 wheel drive, stored for 20+ years, few new improvements, Koeniq “Tin Top”, half roll cage, Diamond Plate corners and steps. Willys ready for restoration back to original or modify to whatever level. Have more photos, send email address if serious restorer / collector / hunter.”

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1946 CJ-2A White Hall, MD $4000


UPDATE: Pics now provided. Price dropped to $4000

“46’2a $5,000. Runs, drives straight and true, new rear brake shoes, have the fronts, new master cylinder, new manifold and exhaust new tires. Led tail lights 55/65w headlights. All new intake and exhaust valves, full valve job and headgasket. Trans, t-case and diffs have been thoroughly flushed and serviced. Engine oil and filter changed every winter regardless of need, always with shell Rotella 30w. Currently tag and insured, very reliable. Comes with a spare engine not sure of condition but is complete, trans/tcase assembly and another t case. Rear seat frame and other odds and ends. Harford county Maryland 1 hr north of Baltimore and 1hr south of Harrisburg Pennsylvania.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sturgeon Bay, WI $2500


It runs.

“It has a 53 Willys engine. All new springs and shocks. Runs fair. Needs brake work.”

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1949 CJ-3A Inland Empire, CA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/23/2016) Has some updates.

“1949 Willys 4×4 CJ-2, 327 Chevy, automatic. Runs great, yes it has rust. Great summer fun jeep. Has a soft top.”

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