Today my only objective was to ride the Georgetown Loop train and explore the Lebanon Mine in Colorado.
It wasn’t altogether clear to me at first, but after I boarded the train I learned that the Georgetown Loop train didn’t run in a loop. Instead, it runs between Silver Plume, the western terminus of the ride, and the Devil’s Gate Station, the eastern terminus. Essentially, it runs up the canyon and then back down. Technically, there is a loop, as the train does cross under its own track, but to me that distinction wasn’t clear in the name.
Silver Plume station
The ‘crowd’ waiting to board.
I boarded the train at Silver Plume and we headed south for a couple miles. At that point we disembarked for a guided tour of the Lebanon Tunnel. Our guide was a friendly young lady who was more interested in being funny than providing interesting information. But, I was after more technical information than the average visitor. Near the end of the tour, I ended up answering some participant questions and explaining that smelting lead was an important financial component of the silver-lead mining and smelting process.
After our half hour tour, we boarded the train for a trip down to the Devil’s Gate station, before heading back up the mountain to the Silver Plume Station. I was surprised we never reached Georgetown. If you’ve never ridden the train, or want to share the experience with your kids, you’ll probably enjoy this ride and the mine tour. However, I would have preferred to skip the train and get a more thorough mine experience.
On thursday we have nothing planned, except to drive to Colorado Springs, where we will stay a few days.
You might remember the auction that took place on May 18th. Jay Margolies, the owner of the parts and operator of Willys Overland, reported to me yesterday that not much sold at auction. Jay would really like to sell these parts, preferably in large lots. If he can’t find a buyer, he may be forced to send them to salvage (which is not his preference). So, if are interested in obtaining parts, contact Jay Margolies at 419-531-0707.
List of parts.
Appears in good shape.
“1962 Military Jeep M38-170 Ambulance fully restored. Time to let someone else enjoy it. Has sentimental value. ”
“Very Clean 1965 CJ5 “Tuxedo Park” Kaiser/Willies Jeep For Sale.
4 wheel drive, locking hubs, 3 speed(three on the tree). 4 cylinder engine, new shocks, battery, good tires, bimini top, doors w/ windows, 3 boxes of spare parts, a rear seat(don’t think it is original).
The seats aren’t original, but close.
The Tuxedo Park came with hub caps, I think these hub caps came from a later model Wagoneer.
In 1965 there were aprox. 7,400 of the Tuxedo Park model made.
IF YOU DO NOT LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER , I WILL NOT RESPOND.
If you are seriously interested I can take more pictures and e-mail them to you.
NO Trades. Pink Slip in hand. Presently non-opped”
I wonder how well those front mud flaps hold up at higher speeds. Seems they would be flapping like mad.
“This Willy’s Jeep has been fully restored, converted to 12V system and well maintained. The engine and drive train are (to my knowledge) original and runs well. All of the sheet metal is new and has been “rhino coated” underneath and on the floor surfaces on top. All gages work, new upholstery with rear side pads as additional seating, cargo rack, spare gas can, tire, “handyman jack”, shovel, and tow bar.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(05/14/2015) Everything is stock except the motor? Not quite the case. Still, there’s value here. Looks like jeep modified in the 70s or 80s.
“I have a oldie but goody willys jeep, she’s not perfect but it could be a great project for the right person. First off everything is stock except the motor. It has a newer Chevy crate motor (350 not rebuilt) that runs like a top. It is caburated by a edelbrock performer 4 barrel carb. Another nice addition is the factory Willys half doors , Bestop Soft top in good shape, Borg Warner R10 overdrive (not hooked up), electric fuel pump and 2 gas tanks(one under the seat and one in between the frame rails).
Has an f-head.
“Runs great!! Must see in person to appreciate the quality of this vehicle!!”
Seller indicates there are only dings and dents under the diamond plating.
“I have owned this jeep for 37 years and have replaced almost everything, engine, brakes, lights, seats, tires, wiring, gauges, changed to 12 volts, and added electronic ignition. I had it undercoated 37 years ago and the body has not changed. I added the plating to cover up dings and bangs it is old and original but the plating can be removed. I put it on with about 15 stainless screws per side plus used the snaps along the upper edge for the rag top. ”
Might be some rust in the rear.
“1962 Willys Wagon.
Rebuilt engine. New clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing. 4 wheel drive, and dash gauges all work. Surf board “needs repaired” comes free.”
Roy spotted this CJ-5. May be a good price.
“I have a classic 1963 Willy’s Jeep CJ-5 for sale. Jeep runs and drives excellent. Everything works!! Heater, wipers, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, horn plus extra horn. All gauges work: speedometer, gas, coolant temperature, oil pressure, voltmeter. The speedometer is new so it has only a hundred or so reading on it plus whatever im still putting on it.
It has roughly 120,000 miles. The jeep has a gray Besttop soft top. Its a little older and some of the stitching has come undone but still works. Could have a fabric or top place re-stitch for a fair price I would imagine but I haven’t looked into it yet. I prefer no top but sometimes you need one, and it works. This jeep is old but considering its year it drives excellent!!!!
It has a 4 cylinder motor, 3 speed manual tranny, and 4 wheel drive. NO power brakes or power steering. Jeep has a factory winch on the front that has cables that operate it from in the cab. It was off when I got the jeep so It is not currently hooked up yet, but I plan on tinkering with it a little when I have some free time just cause i’m curious and want to try it out. It is a slow go-er but “The Duke” will get up to freeway speeds and keep up with traffic but you must consider in 1963 they were only made to go 50-55 mph. Suprisingly it handles pretty good at the faster speeds.
The brakes could use a little work it pulls to the right when stopping fast but il try to bleed it again to see if it helps. drum brakes all around so they will only be as good as manual drum brakes can be. All in all great classic Willy’s Jeep that works and can be registered immediately. It should pass safety and immisions it has been registered every year since at least 88′ minus the last couple years it has been sitting in the garage. Come check it out or give me a call or text. I work nights but leave me a message and il get back to you, $2,700″
Currently only 2WD.
“I have a 1943 Ford Army jeep. Has been modded with a 350 chevy v8 is currently 2wd.Not currently running. Clean title. Has lots of mods and is not really a good one to make back into an original. clean colorado title.”
UPDATE: This was listed in 2012. Now it is relisted, but has been painted.
“1952 m38 willy’s 4×4 with arctic hard top from the factory. Running and Driving. It was converted to 12 volt and has a Buick 225 v6 engine. Lots of recent work done and new parts with receipts including: new master cylinder, brake shoes, 60 amp alternator, brand new radiator, new paint. Just rebuilt the Rochester Model B carburettor. 3 speed transmission with 2 speed transfer case rebuilt last summer. The electrical system was redone last summer. It is set up for towing with a mounted tow bar and wired for towing(4 prong). It also has a custom hitch on the back for towing a trailer. 6,000 lb. winch on front bumper with button control inside jeep. It has a second tank mounted under the back seats(needs cleaned) and also has the original. Full set of chains and second tailgate included. Aftermarket heater core mounted. Stay warm in the winter and get out in the snow in style this winter. Also the doors lock with the key say you can keep things inside safe.
I am sure I forgot some things so call or text with any questions or for more info.
I am only selling as college is on my agenda and the Willy’s has been but on the back burner. $3500 obo.”
Pics from a 2012 Craigslist ad:
Body has some rust holes.
“1975 Cj-6. Runs great.
3.8 Inline 6.
3 speed manual transmission.
I have the doors.
2 sets of rims and tires.
4 35″ boggers on 12.5″x15″ AMC rims.
4 235×10.5×15 on AMC rims
The jeep runs and drives great. I’ve had it for about 2 years. I just don’t have the time to restore it and drive it ad much as I want to. I am not in a rush to sell. This is a very rare jeep. Do your research before making a low offer.”
Runs and has a rear PTO.
“1961 jeep willy’s Run’s and drives no 3rd gear the person I bought the Jeep from said everything work so don’t know if it’s due to sitting for a long period of time if the synchronizer bad in the transmission or not but the PTO works in 3rd gear, body is rough great project or parts Jeep standard transmission PTO on the rear.”
No pIcs provided.
“Own A Piece Of History! 1943 Jeep GPW, motor and trans rebuilt, Motor runs great, #9000 Tulsa Wench on front, new carb, top, custom bows, drivable, Have welded up holes in the body, won’t take much to get into top shape….fuel tank sump is rusted out, glove box never opened….$4000 OBO”
No drive train.
“1974 Jeep CJ-6. No engine or transmission. Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. Solid frame. Body is in good shape. Have a dash and seats that can go with it. Sold with Bill of Sale. $1200.00″
A CJ-2A and parts for sale. No pics provided.
“I have a complete 1947 cj2a jeep not running but it did just a couple years ago…..its a good doner vehicle for parts as its not road worthy….no title so it goes as is…..the drive train is excellent working and movable….I have some other parts for these jeeps….extra front and rear axles….engine/trans/transfer case assembly’s and a project cj2a i started that will have to go as well….no more time for these projects so call with any questions just east of Johannesburg…reasonable prices…also have a Lincoln shield arc welder and a 58 big block mopar 350 engine rare rare also Edlebrock headers for 94-02 Dodge ram V8 engines great shap”
No pics provided.
“We have a ’47 CJ-2 “Super Jeep” getting ready for the off road or street life. It has a Ford 2800cc V-6 engine and smooth 5-speed tranny, power steering, power brakes, Warn hubs, Centerline wheels, custom upholstery on original Jeep seat frames. A Ramsey winch, tow bar, roll cage, new (still in the box) Bestop canvas and front doors are included. Jeep has a fresh coat of 2-part epoxy primer over completely restored floor pans and underbody structure. Entire 4 year build is documented with notes and many pictures. Jeep has a clear title and runs strong. $4800″
No pics provided.
“for sale 1942 willys flat fender jeep,orginal engine rebuilt by the military in 1951,three speed,body straight, still has data plates on the glove box.Needs a new battery.”
No pics provided.
“This is a CJ2A, windshield is from a CJ3A (1 piece glass, not split windshield)
Replaced the following, about 6 years ago;
New Springs & Rancho Shocks
All new gauges including speedometer
Has original flathead 4 cyl. Engine.
Please call if interested. Will add photos soon.”
This has a stamped WILLYS body. It also has an M-38a1 grille.
“43 willy’s jeep project .
nice wheels and tires.
solid body. ”
Not running at the moment.
“1947 willys jeep for sale,5 new tires,soft top and doors.plow was running last year.body good shape.needs restoration.tlc.also have extra parts and new windshield frame”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.
(04/18/2015) Appears in good shape.
“1973 cj 6 long tub. 304 motor rebuilt , super swampers are nearly new. . Has soft top . Jeep runs good. New master break cylinder.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200.
“Due to another project I have decided to sale my 1948 Willy’s Project. Here is what I was told when I bought it. Engine totally restored. (It does appear this was dne) Frame cleaned painted new lines brakes etc. ( have not verified) I was told the transmission was rebuilt but there still appears to be allot of build up of gunk but everything seams to work. It is at a great place to start putting back together. You could either totally restore or build back and drive the crap out of it. Supposedly 100% of all the parts are there. Somebody has started cutting parts from the body and patch back but has a long way to go.”