Also, if you’ve never visited Clint Dixon’s Dodge Power Wagon Monroe Lift page, it’s worth a look. There he has some detailed drawing of the Monroe Lifts. He also has a great photo page that shows a Dodge Power Wagon and the Monroe Lift using different implements.
Speaking of Hydraulic Lifts, the Love Tractor Company (or perhaps more accurately Love Industries — I’m not clear on the difference) made a lift and also sold a willys-engine powered tractor.
According to the Standard Catalog of Farm Tractors 1890-1980, by C.H. Wendel, Love Tractor offered model J51 that was built around a Willys CJ-2A engine. This may have been a repurposed Empire Tractor, because at least one source suggests Love purchased eighteen Empire Tractors when Empire dissolved. Anyone know more about the ‘Willys’ Love Tractor?
The February 1947 issue of Popular Science has an article on the Love Hydraulic Lift System distributed by Newgren.
There is also an article about the Love system and Newgren in a 1949 issue of Farm implement news – Volume 70 – Page 56.
Marc found this great photo of two Holden modified jeeps.
“This No Reserve auction is for an original vintage WW2 Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo that measures approx. 8″ x 10″. This is an original photo, not a re-print or copy. Photo is 70 years old and may show expected age. Some photos may have small creasing, pin holes and/or show slight yellowing. The caption on the reverse reads in part …
NOW IT’S A HOSPITAL — Jeeps, fitted with stretcher racks, pull up to this wrecked Jap building on Saipan which the Marines are using for a hospital. The zig-zag camouflage didn’t help much as evidenced by the hits scored by Naval and artillery fire in the early part of the campaign …
OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO”
The Jeep was a newspaper published at the Monterey Presidio in California. The Defense Language Institute in Monterey has a collection of issues from 1943-1944. The one below was published November 4, 1944, and is supposed to be the last one.
It may be a simulated exercise, but it’s a handy way to move a jeep!
This ad was pulled from the July 9, 1942, issue of Farm Implement News. I looked, but there are no current issues for sale on eBay.
Here’s a chance to get Willys World newsletter information on eBay.
“VINTAGE LOT OF 12 STAPLED LOOSE PAGES NEWSLETTERS AND ADVERTISING, 3 MEMBERSHIP ROSTERS 1993 1994 1995, 10 BOOK NEWSLETTERS. NICE CONDITION, NO RIPS , GREAT FIND FOR THE COLLECTOR!! AN ESTATE SALE FIND!”
Dan sent me a bunch of wagon links (thanks!), which explains this evenings wagon ad emphasis. This wagon looks great.
“Looking for a nice clean, ready to go collectors jeep? This jeep has been owned and operated by seller since 2004. Excellent running 4X4, 4 cylinder F Head Engine , bored out at 20,000 over. Interior and exterior in excellent condition. Exterior is rust free and repainted the original color. Interior clean and comfortable; original seats with new upholstery, new front floor boards, new door panels, and new interior paint.”
That engine compartment is spotless.
“1959 Willys Station Wagon. Complete Restoration. Everything rebuilt or replaced with new. Rusted panels & floorboards replaced. Professional paint job. Less than 1000 miles since rebuild. On to my next project. Comes with spare Hurricane motor, tranny, new glass, many extra parts. $20,000. May consider partial trade such as atv’s or utv’s in excellent shape.”
Note the oil change stickers on the inner door well.
“RARE BARN FIND, 34,654 MILES, SECOND OWNER, ALL ORIGIONAL,SOLID BODY AND FRAME, NO RUST, HAS BEEN STORED IN A POLE BARN , WITH A COVER FOR 49 YEARS. THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A ORIGIONAL FLAT FENDERED WILLYS WAGON……ASKING $18,500.00 OBO”
Looks great for the price.
“52 Willys M38 Jeep with removable winter top, new seat covers, new paint, new 12v battery, new brakes & wheel cyls”
This wagon has unusual interior door linings.
“All original all steel wagon with rebuild 226 flathead, trans, t-case, rear end (with power lock), new springs, brakes, drums, hubs, bearings, interior, complete rewire,12 volt, elect wipers, new heater, everything works, this truck is a runner not a trailer queen. Just got back from Willys run to Cazadero 500 mile trip. Over $27000 invested. Call or txt. No e-mails. No brokers. *Will Trade for split window walk thru bus*”
Zach’s got his CJ-2A for sale.
“1946 willys cj2a, restored, runs, stops, turns, drives,….. everything. In excellant condition for the age. a true classic. Matching numbers”
This is a great price!
“this jeep has no title parts or ?”
This runs and looks to have a solid body.
“The worlds first SUV!! 1956 Willys , Hurricane motor, manual transmission with overdrive. Runs and idles, in need of restoration. 2400 or best offer. Thanks for looking!”
Runs and drives.
“1956 Willys Wagon…. all original,
Nice straight body, strong engine and transmission, runs and drives good.
All original including wood floor
Needs a slave cylinder.
“48 willys cj2a. Great condition. All steel rust free. Frame is mint. Por 15. Buick 3.1 with a 3 speed. 34/9.5/15 super swampers. Very quick. Tops out around 50 mph. Headers to dual. Sounds great. Motor was rebuilt last year. Needs a slave cylinder. Very simple job. Right on the side, not behind the tranny. Definitely a head turner. Injury forces sale. Make me an offer. Available whenever for a showing. More pics available. Call, text or email for more info.”
Runs and drives.
“I have a right hand mail jeep for sale. It is in good shape for the year. I bought it to use on my mail route but the post office supplied me with one so this one needs to go. It has studded tires for the winter and regular ones. Would do good for a paper route or just to drive around. I am asking $1800
or best offer.”
Runs and drives. The passenger side has some dents.
“1954 willys wagon has a ford 289 new toyo m55 tires 4wd works great. It als has a warn pto winch good bucket seats. Motor runs strong transmition in good shape. Now the bad its has dents and lil rust in decent shap for being 60 years old overal it could use some brake work but still stops alright and the windshield wipers dont work well.asking 3500 obo”
Engine turns over.
“1962 jeep fc170 engine not locked up but needs restored have title ”
Hard to tell how solid this is from the pics.
“1959 Willys Wagon , 6cyl 4×4 original
Asking 2,800 obo feel free to call and ask questions”
Neither has a title.
“Willy Wagon And A Willy Truck Both For 5000……No Titles”
Sounds like it has been disassembled.
“This is a 1949 CJ3A that I bought about 5 years ago for $600. I saw it sitting in someone’s backyard and made them an offer. I have pictures of when I found it and pictures of it at home in my drive way. Over the next two years after I bought it I started stripping it down to perform a frame off restoration. I was not able to finish the project and now I have the entire jeep you see in the picture in 500 pieces in my garage. It has the L-134 inline 4 cylinder motor, T-90 transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, front axle Dana 25 and rear axle Dana 44. Everything is original to the jeep. I do have a clear title for the vehicle. Best offer and a trailer takes her home. I could possibly deliver all the parts as long as you are within a reasonable distance of my house.”
Dan feels this may be a Maverick.
“Rear wheel drive, all original , 3 speed with overdrive, 4cylinder f head. John”
This looks solid, but it sounds like the engine was rebuilt, but never got running again.
“L226 Hurricane 6 engine [original] partially installed, not running,
fully rebuilt; honed – not bored, original pistons & con rods, carburetor & distributor
New crankshaft, wrist pins, bearings, gaskets, seals, timing gears, water pump
Fresh valve job w/ new guides & hardened valve seats
sand blasted & painted w/VHT
Converted to 12 volt with new battery, wire harness and electric wiper conversion
3 speed, 4 wheel drive w/locking front hubs, high/low transfer case [original/stock]
Borg-Warner overdrive [not installed]
New drive shaft and universal joints
New front leaf springs
Steering gear rebuilt
Axles; front Dana 25, rear Dana 27
Brake system fully rebuilt w/new lines, cylinders
Fuel tank striped & coated w/ new lines & fuel pump
Seats recovered OEM
OEM radio, not installed
OEM headliner, mahogany side panels [not installed]“