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Worked on Patterson Saturday

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I pulled out Patterson yesterday to being making a few minor repairs. You might remember (though I’d rather forget) that the driver’s side rear got a little crunched when Patterson bumped up against the UHaul trailer last fall (Ugh).

On Saturday, I pulled off the surrounding equipment, then using clamps and counter-force (slow and steady), pulled everything back together. It came together surprisingly well. Next steps are to replace the rear lights, replace the generator, and reduce the friction between the brake and clutch pedal (push one down, the other drops a little).

Once the work is done, I will put it up for sale. Do we want to sell it? Not really, but we are working on getting another vintage jeep to replace Patterson, something far cooler. Once everything is settled, I will announce it.

 
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1942 MB Chassis Bucksport, ME $2500

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Glenn shared this ad. Looks like something someone can use.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/orrington-1942-mg-willys-war-jeep/7486422569.html

“1942 willys needs a tub motor and running gear has been done starts right up and runs nice also have another set of running gear from a 1942 Willys motor Trans transfer case and both front and rear ends that will go with it good project for someone that is interested in the old jeep have more stuff that goes with it”

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1946 CJ-2A Sumner, ME $18,000

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Glenn shared this militarize CJ-2A. This would fool most people into thinking it was a WW2 jeep.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/sumner-1946-willys-mb-2a-army-jeep/7485137186.html

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“1946 Willy’s MB-2A. Basically what we have here is a 1946 CJ2A that was completely modified to a Willy’s MB. The motor, transmission and chassis is CJ, the body and all accessories are MB. This was a 2018 frame up restoration, frame is solid, body and accessories are new. Runs and drives, everything works with the exception of speedometer and fuel gauge, however I have those new and ready to be installed. For a complete list of everything I did and for more photos, please email me or call, there’s simply too much to list. While I can be a *little* flexible, I know how much these are worth, I know how much money I have into it and I know how many of these are floating around out there so keep that in mind when you are looking at my price, no trades please, all accessories included, machine gun as well (it is not a real machine gun) thanks.”

 
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Willys Overland Rally 2022 Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill spotted this article from motor1 that included a video of vintage jeeps tackling Moab slick rock  from this year’s Willys Overland Rally 2022.

https://www.motor1.com/news/586094/willys-jeeps-off-roading-in-moab-video/

 
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1966 Cutlas Hub Brochure

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I found this brochure on eBay. It’s the first time I’ve seen this version. The form number is 4-66, which I believe means it was published in April of 1966.
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Jeep Diaper Cake

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Under the things-I-didn’t-know, Ann tells me that folded material into shapes is 1) a thing and 2) is called a “cake”. To wit, she spotted this jeep made from folding diapers and material together (no glue). This is certainly more clever than if I tried to make a jeep using diapers and material.

From the Facebook Post: “A Jeep diaper cake for a new Mom!! She loved it and doesn’t want to take it apart!! LOL!! 10 washcloths, 6 blankets, 2 bottles, 1 pair of socks, 1 medicine dropper, and 55 diapers. I never use glue!”

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=1000582063996149&set=pcb.1224982958173993

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1946 CJ-2A Banks, OR $4000

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Could be worth a look. It has a rear winch of some type.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/568866024668400

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“1946 CJ2A (Project) Willy’s Jeep. All original with extra parts. I also have a convertible windshield for it and an extra front bar. Will be cleaning it up more and more and updating photos. One owner, passed down from my grandfather, have all original info. Needs a tune up, and some fresh tires but as of right now hasn’t been ran in a decade or so. Will run and drive with a little love. Located in Banks, Oregon.”

 
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1955? CJ-3A? Bloomfield, CT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This looks solid, though has updates. It’s likely got a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3150616158492322

“Beautiful 1955 Jeep Willys frame off restoration, only 753 miles since it was restored. Has a Buick V6, 3 speed manual,everything is new. Warn winch. This is a show vehicle. Price is firm. Might consider trade offers, no junk please. Serious inquiries only!”

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1958 FC-170 Port Ewen, NY $29,500

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UPDATE II: This is now being sold out of New York.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/888770578459151

“Pete Ulbrichts 1958 FC/170 Jeep. Featured in several Magazines Search the Internet and u can find pics of the original build. It is a 1958 Jeep on a 1989 Chevy 3/4 ton Chassis with a 350 Chevy Motor. Auto tranny heat and A/C. Licensed in NY State with transferable registration.”

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UPDATE (05/25/2021) : This was sold in New Mexico, made its way to New Jersey, and is now being sold out of Texas. Was priced at $25,000.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448606273128179

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“Custom 1958 Willys Jeep FC-170. Not a Comanche but did not offer FC so had to use this option. Built on a 1989 Shortened Chevrolet chassis. 350 Chevy small block with 700R4 transmission. Has AC. Not many of these old Jeeps left. Older custom truck so not perfect. Overall in good running condition just needs freshening up. Turns heads everywhere it goes. Only in person offers considered. Listing at 25k or first reasonable offer. Clear Texas title. Located in Elderville.”

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1960 Truck Groton, CT $8000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Could be worth a look. Body looks straight.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/532832671565722

“All original. Super Hurricane motor. 3 speed transmission. Runs and drives. There is some rust on driver rocker but overall in decent shape for its age”

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1948? CJ-2A? Riverside, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

David spotted this CJ-2A with an MB body. It’s a mix of parts, so hard telling how much is 2A and how much is MB from the pics.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/riverside-1948-willys/7481221706.html

“Pink on hand, none OP, CJ2A Has Chevy V8 350 that runs, 4 x 4. $3,500 O.B.O. Has tow bar, needs emergency brake. Calls only, no text, must see”

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1950 CJ-3A Ashley Falls, MA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/13/2022) This has a new tub and looks in great shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/991856358130371

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“1950 CJ3A Clean clear Title in my name. Tons of new parts. Partially restored by previous owner. Runs Drives shifts stops as it should. This isn’t mint by any means it’s rattle can painted it has dings & scratches it’s not showroom but could easily be with some love. There’s no rust and it has an actual title! It will need a wiring harness and gages/lights/whipers but it was driven around locally last summer! Considering thinning the heard. Price out what a new tub cost alone! If you want to ask a million questions come take a look and take it for a spin. It’s a 72 year old Jeep!

New Tub, New Seats/brackets/foam/covers, New gas tank, New exhaust, New water pump, New hoses, New gaskets here and there, New Spark plugs/wires, New brakes, F+R New Springs/Shocks/Shackles (5), New tires, New body mounts, New battery bracket, 12v converted.”

 
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1958? CJ-5 Carpinteria, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

David spotted this jeep. It includes a hardtop. Curiously, this chassis has the front reverse shackles, suggesting that either the jeep is earlier than 1958 (though it has the later SW 0-9 speedo or that the frame might not be original to the body. A close inspection is necessary on this one.

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/d/carpinteria-1958-willys-cj-jeep-koenig/7474032726.html

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“For Sale! Father/Son project now available due to health concern. New Engine, (4cyl.) Rebuilt Transmission, great vehicle been in the family like forever. Rhino Liner painted body with accents of Tan. Larger 11″brakes installed. New wiring harness during assembly, new windshield and gasket, upholstered seats with “Sunbrella”. Comes with Koenig Hard Top, Soft Top, Bikini Top. Soft Doors and Koenig Doors all working well. Good Tires, Gauges work, seen by appointment only. Reply by email then we’ll text. Selling price will need to be in CASH, before signed CA title is given.”

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Sidney, MT Auction

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John shared this online auction for a VEC? CJ-2A with a column shifter. It doesn’t appear to have had indents, so this may be in the 3XXXX serial number range.

https://bid.aumannauctions.com/lot-details/index/catalog/31686/lot/4961523

“3 speed on column (Rare), 5 new military tires, restored gas tank and radiator, drives and runs. Sidney, MT Bill of sale.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sequim, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has some potential, but does have a little rust in the step. There could be more underneath.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/534818661456374

“1946 Willys cj2a rebuilt engine trans all new brakes and lines good tread on tires runs great bought from original owner family all stock all fluids just changed also is 12 volt and has aluminum radiator new fuel tank want something newer reason for selling”

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1966? CJ-5 Paso Robles, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

David shared this CJ-5. Note that the body is pre-1963 (had the fake battery box lid), so unclear why this is listed as a 1966.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/paso-robles-1966-cj5-universal-kaiser/7480851002.html

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“It has the original Hurricane F134 Engine and runs well.
It’s a great Jeep, but I need to make room for another project vehicle

I’m including all the work/parts that have been installed over the last month
New Radiator
New exhaust (and new header)
New fuel tank and sending unit
New weatherstripping
New Battery
New Tires
New Carb
New Registration
Repair manual

Needs:
New seals on the transfer case
New Wiring Harness

I didn’t get to complete the build of it, but it’s a great jeep”

 
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1947 CJ-2A East Hampton, CT $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This includes a rear PTO setup. It doesn’t run and the front frame rails have been patched. the body floors are rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/737829587573753

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“Project CJ2A. Pretty complete Jeep including a full PTO system. Body is rough but salvageable and frame is in decent shape with the exception of the front frame horns and one spot by the master cylinder. Was told that it ran five years ago but has been sitting since then. Does not currently run. Will probably need to be gone through regardless. Asking $3,800. Bill of sale only NO TITLE”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Carson City, NV $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s been refurbed, but it is stuck in neutral for some reason. It sounds like more work on other items may be necessary.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/719549199216771

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“1950 Willy’s Jeep CJ3A Recently finished project Runs great but it is stuck in neutral Comes with Doors, Bimini top, & Original Hood (see in pictures) New as of December 2021: –Starter –Battery –Spark Plugs –Alternator –Front & Rear Lights –Wiring Kit –Gauges –Steering Wheel –Steering Stabilizer –Reupholstered Seats –Powder Coated Roll Cage –Paint Exterior & Interior (Raptor Bed Liner for all interior) Rebuilt as of December 2021: –Distributor –Brake Assembly Needs Work: –Front Bumper hasn’t been painted yet due to bend in the bumper –Gas gauge wiring needs to be checked –Transmission is stuck in neutral. May need a rebuild OR $50 worth of bearings”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Milaca, MN $6000

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Ran when parked, but is supposed to be rust free.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/326526712894659

“1946 Willys Jeep Flathead 4cyl, new 12volt wiring harness, new lock outs , clear title This Jeep ran when parked 6 years ago it has new floor pans and is virtually rust free . Posting for a friend so please call or text him as I will not be answering questions. The Jeep is in Belle Plaine Mn you can reach him at 9 five two 2 nine seven 4 nine seven five”

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1948 CJ-2A Brewster, NY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project that’s been for sale for a while.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/983561025580682

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1947 CJ-2A Norwalk, CT $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700.

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/343517187739753

“1947 Jeep CJ2A with title Needs finishing.wiring,gas and brake lines,welding,carb rebuild and some minor parts”

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1948 CJ-2A Orange, CT $11,944

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/13/2022) The seller notes the numbers match (though the tub is new), but the tub and chassis numbers don’t match (though aren’t all that far off …see pic below).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1120651745450095
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“1948 Willys CJ2 4×4 civillan model. Restored w/ originality in mind. Numbers match flat head 4 cyl, 3 speed stick, 2 stick transfer case. Comes w/2 sets if rims & tires. OEM skinny rims & lug style & beech tires on wagon wheels. New tub installed onto mint frame. Restoration was done by WWII vet (owner restored) in the early 90’s. Has gone very little miles since see photos. . Zero rust runs and drives great.” Continue reading

 
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The Minnesota Trip

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Dave and I with the racer loaded on the trailer.

What a couple of weeks!

One of our goals before leaving was to put in Ann’s garden. So, prior to leaving for MN, we expanded the fencing (primarily to keep the dogs in and so they can chase out any critters), laid the dirt for corn and squash, laid gravel over the rest of the dirt, and put in elevated planters so that Ann does’t have to bend down. We’d hoped to move the propane tank, but that will have to wait now until Fall. It’s all temporary so we can see how we like the location.

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Last Friday mom’s place went up for sale. On Wednesday, (as Ann and I were racing back from Minnesota) the home went under contract. It came down to a developer who wanted to develop the land (all cash deal) or a couple with a daughter who wanted to live in the house and offered to take mom’s cats. It was an easy call, as mom would have wanted the cats cared for, so we agreed to the deal with the couple. So, a huge step forward in finalizing the estate.

And now for the road trip to MN, here’s what happened.

Our drive to Minnesota was uneventful. We drove 1000 miles the first day under perfect skies, with no storms. Because I was a little paranoid about blowing a trailer tire, we kept the speed art around 70mph for most of the trip. The next day we drove an additional 500 miles in similar beautiful weather, landing in Little Falls, Minnesota, for the evening.

The next morning we stopped by Thielen Meats in Pierz, as recommenced by Dave F. It was a great recommendation (voted the #1 meat market in Minnesota and celebrating its 100th anniversary this year). We bought some beef sausages, smoked mozzarella, a whole smoked white fish (yum), and some smoked pork ribs. Everything was great (we should have bought more).

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Photo Credit: Thielen Meats

A short time later, we arrived at Dave’s place. Dave and I have been communicating about this racer for several years, but for all the reasons you already know, it wasn’t until this spring that it was practical for us to go fetch the jeep.

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Some of the worst damage:

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Made it Home

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UPDATE: We began Wednesday in Dickinson, ND. We stopped in Montana to visit Dan and April’s new bison ranch, then planned to stop in Missoula for the night. However, our concern over degrading weather on Thursday between Spokane and Missoula convinced us to push through to home. We arrived at 3am, Thurs morning, pretty bushed! I will give a full trip update once I recover from our drive.

We had a good time talking with Dave in Minnesota when we picked up the race jeep. He showed us around his collection of jeeps, which was a surprise! We leave from Dickinson, ND, this morning and have about a day and half left of driving, so more to come, including our story of the TICK invasion!

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Minnesota Trip Update

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We’ve made it to Minnesota after two long days of driving. Other than seeing two semi complete flat fenders (2A or 3As) being hauled west on I-90 near the Bozeman area, not much to report. I’ll post pics and a quick Tuesday at some point.

Last night in Glendive, Montana, and tonight in Minnesota my hotspot internet access has sucked, so I can’t do a whole lot.