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Bob Christy’s Ice-Cream PTO

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Check out Bob’s PTO powered ice cream machine. Well done Bob!

 
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Prototypes at Fort Custer, Michigan

Fort Custer, Michigan, appears to have been a testing ground for Ford and Willys prototypes. Along with the articles below, there are press photos posted from years passed. You’ll also note that some of the press photos have captions that are printed identically, but pencil-marked up differently. It’s possible someone was selling those as originals when they may not have been.

Here’s an article and a photo showing a couple Ford GPs being run hard, originally printed in the March 09, 1941, issue of the Battle Creek Enquirer:

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Clipping from Battle Creek Enquirer - Newspapers.com

It didn’t take long for the offload vehicles to become a hit with soldiers. This article appears in the March 25, 1941, issue of the Detroit Free Press:

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And, just to set the record straight, at Fort Custer a jeep was a jeep and not a ‘peep’.

Clipping from Battle Creek Enquirer - Newspapers.com

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These press photos have been gathered from older posts. First, a couple Willys MA photos from eBay:

This was posted on ebay in June 2017: “1942 Photo WW2 Era Fort Custer MI Versatile Jeep Military Push Ball Game RareYou are bidding on an original Press Photo from a newspaper archive. The photograph measures 6×7 inches and is dated 9-25-1942.”

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Battle of The Bulge Stamps and Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles shared these photos of the Battle of the Bulge, along with a series of Belgian stamps commemorating the Bulge.

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1961 Willys Wagon Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This May 17, 1961, ad that appeared in the Boston Glove for the Jeep Wagon has art that feels more like a late 1940s ad than a 1960s ad. On the same  page as this ad was the photo at the bottom.

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1975 Perjeco Jeep Parts Catalogs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Catalogs, Features

This seller has two Perjeco catalogs on eBay. I’ve never run across that jeep parts seller. Anyone familiar with it?

  1. 1975 Perjeco Parts Catalog
  2. 1975 Perjeco Parts Catalog

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1949 CJ-3A West Jordan, UT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks like a good build.

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/59227120

“This has a new body, fenders, hood and windshield frame. 231 Buick V6 with stock running gear, T-90 with over drive. Front axel has been converted to disc brakes. 4” lift with reverse shackles. Corbeau bucket seats with rear seat. Removable roll bar and windshield folds down so it can roll into toy hauler. In total just over 30k invested and less than 1000 miles and nothing crazy. It really is a must see. Call to schedule to come have a look.”

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1959 CJ-3B Waco, TX $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/18/2020) This has a PTO, but I can’t tell if there’s a PTO winch on the front.

https://waco.craigslist.org/cto/d/marlin-1959-willys-cj3b/7119658668.html

“Have a nice Willy’s Jeep in excellent condition. This was the last model of the flat fender jeeps. All new parts, carb, shocks, leaf springs, newer exhaust, new upholstery, paint, gaskets. Jeep runs excellent. I am the second owner. Call for more details.”

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1946 CJ-2A Clearwater, FL $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Nice jeep that’s likely had some body work.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/safety-harbor-1946-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7127673347.html

“In excellent condition with 2232 miles.”

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VW VEEP Clinton Township, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(04/30/2020) This was for sale in Grand Ledge, MI, and appears to have sold. It’s now for sale in Clinton Township, MI. Though listed as a 1947 body, it looks like a standard reproduction VEEP body.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/d/clinton-township-vw-veep-willys-jeep/7132256416.html

“VW VEEP jeep. 1947 willys body. Vw drivetrain $5000”

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1962 CJ-2A Baxter, MN $18,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a nice build.

https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d/baxter-1946-cj2a-willys-jeep/7132152454.html

“Body tub-new fenders, hood, windshield frame original. Carborated Ford 302 rebuilt. Exhaust is dual with medium thrust mufflers transmission- T-18 Ford 4-speed rebuilt with novak short shaft kit clutch- is hydraulic transfer case is a Jeep CJ5 T20 all gear totally rebuilt. Front axle 1979 CJ5 Dana 40 with disc brakes including new axle shafts Rear axle 1979 CJ5 AMC20 Brakes-front are disc and rear are shoes rotors, calipers, brake shoes, brake line and master are all new. Gas tank-custom made 25 gal capacity tires-10.50x31x15 Westlakes less than 20 miles on them. Rims-chrome spoke brand new. Roll bar schedule 40 pipe

Selling my 25 year project. To start with, every mechanical piece in this jeep is either new or used and totally rebuilt, resealed, and re-gasketed. Starting with the rebuilt motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles. New clutch and pressure plate and all components for brakes are new and it brakes great. Steering has been set up with a Ford 1985 Explorer Pickup truck with manual steering column and steering sector.

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1948 CJ-2A Auburn Hills, MI $5600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5600.

Seller respectfully asks any interested buyers to arrive with face mask and gloves.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/d/auburn-hills-1948-willys2a/7125055702.html

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“A Wyoming 1948 2a I brought it home a couple of years ago, did a lot or wrenching on it to make it driveable which now it is. All new brake lines, brake cylinders and master cylinder. Lights are wired and working, new light switch too. A very solid willys for the year but not rust free. The tub is better than most and not a Michigan bondo bucket.

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1949 CJ-3A Oshkosh, WI Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This auction ends June 2nd. Note that the jeep has two different Selectro hubs on the front.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/ctd/d/oshkosh-1949-willys-jeep-cj-3a/7128470088.html

Auction site: hansenauctiongroup.com/auctions/detail/classic-autos-trailers-tools-equipment-collectibles-more-osh-bw47188

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**FOR SALE**
#2986: 1949 Willy’s Jeep CJ 3A (NO TITLE BILL OF SALE ONLY) (VIN PENDING PAINTED OVER CANT READ)
Doesn�t Start But Will Run – Wood Dash Panel – Wyoming Vehicle – 4 Cyl – Manual Trans – 82000 Miles-

**INFO**
Will sell online auction with the Hansen Auction Group. Bidding Starts at $1 and ends June 2nd.

**BIDDING**
Bid now (copy and paste) at
hansenauctiongroup.com/auctions/detail/classic-autos-trailers-tools-equipment-collectibles-more-osh-bw47188
or at
HANSENAUCTIONGROUP.COM
This item can be found under our Classic Autos, Trailers, Tools & Equipment, Collectibles & More auction ending June 2nd in Oshkosh, WI.

**OPEN HOUSE**
Monday, June 1st (10am-3pm)”

 
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1972 CJ-5 w/ Bed Fairview, UT $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/18/2020) Coincidently, $2500 ($1500 in cash, key fob, and other stuff and $1000 in tires) is how much it cost us to get out of Spanish Fork when we were there in 2018! This modified CJ-5 is kinda ugly and cool at the same time. Given he top, the winch, and the turbine rims, there just might be some value here. No description provided.

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/59766190

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Meyer CJ-5 Hardtop Bowler, WI $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts

The tops has some dents at the very least. No obvious rust.

https://wausau.craigslist.org/pts/d/bowler-topper-for-willys-jeep/7129373959.html

“Topper came off a 1957 willys jeep”

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VEEP? VW Jeep Logan, UT $3500

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2019) I’m not sure which model of VEEP-like vehicle this one is. Engine appears removed.

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/57987139

“Willy’s Jeep fiberglass tub Volkswagen transmission front and rear Volkswagen drivetrain”

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1950 CJ-3A Shrewsbury, MA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2019) Includes a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206295774005521/

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 with Surrey Top. All new steel body, fenders, hood & cowl. Has right side spare tire mount, all new yellow paint, 5 new non-directional tires. New Sunbrella top and seat covers that snap out. It has undergone a complete ground-up restoration and features rear power takeoff. It is powered by a 134ci 4-cylinder engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. Everything is new or re-built with less than 100 miles since the re-build. Clear Massachusetts title 1950 Jeep CJ3A. $18,500. or best offer. Located in Shrewsbury, MA.”

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1947 CJ-2A Roller Princeton, IN $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/01/2020) Body has some rust.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/princeton-willys-jeep/7125842182.html

“1947 Willys CJ2A. Body, frame & axles in rough but repairable condition. I do have other parts available for this project. $800 located near Princeton In”

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1953 CJ-3B Glen Ellyn, IL $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/22/2020) I’ve not sure how much value is here.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/d/glen-ellyn-jeep-cj/7130115842.html

“53′ CJ3B project has original 3spd. trans., twin stick transfer case, is missing motor but comes with 81′ jeep 151-4 rebuildable engine. Frame is in good shape, body can be fixed.Came from Ohio and has a clean title.”

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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/06/2019) No pics provided.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/d/plymouth-48-willys-cj2a/7128595922.html

“48 willys cj2a, all original, 4cyl, run drives and stops, new gas tank, sending unit, tank straps, brake master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, battery, water pump, plugs, points, condensor, wires, cap, rotor and generator bushings. Have a new set of motor mounts and carb kit needs installed. Body is rough but a good body man could save it”

 
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1945 MB Spanish Fork, UT $6500

• CATEGORIES: MB

This is a nice looking rig for the price.

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/60008039?

“The time has come to sell my little willys Jeep with a 327 V8 in it. It runs and drives great with power steering. It has a 3 speed manual transmission. It also had lockout hubs on the back and a 7 pin plug for towing. It has a bunch of extras”

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1958? Koenig Power Take-Offs by Jeep Model

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Koenig Power Take-Off brochure/chart highlights which PTOs work with which jeep model. It seems like a handy guide.

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1973 Johnson Enterprises Catalog

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Catalogs, Features

I hadn’t heard of a parts reseller named Johnson Enterprises, a company out of Orangevale, California, until receiving this catalog. The side and corner panel skid plates are something I’ve seen on some jeeps, but never knew who made them.

The catalog is pretty small, so the company didn’t offer too many products. All the pages of the 1973 catalog are shown below:

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Late Model CJ-5 Kelly Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This model of top was also sold under the Sears brand. This 1977 catalog shows the top, but doesn’t indicate it was manufactured by Kelly. I’d assume that the different shaped door in the catalog pic has to do with that vehicle being a CJ-7.

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Originally Posted May 2, 2020:  People on Facebook were wondering what kind of top this was. After some searching, I learned it was a late model CJ-5 Kelly Hardtop with swing-out sides.

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From https://www.pinterest.com/pin/541839398893087482/
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Possible cut-down CJ-6 hardtop (same doors):

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Rhino PTO? Marine ON Saint Croix, MN $800

• CATEGORIES: Parts

No pics provided, but there is a pic of this rare PTO here:
http://48cj2a.com/images/pto/Rhino/rhinowwarnod.jpg (it is mounted to the back of a Warn adapter that is mounted to the back of a Warn overdrive). The photo is from this great page for viewing different PTO options: http://48cj2a.com/PTOs.htm.

Here is another photo example from a different page that also includes a rebuild of a Rhino PTO: https://tantel.ca/Rhino%20PTO_2.html

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And now for the Craigslist ad:

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/pts/d/marine-on-saint-croix-rhino-pto-willys/7131133036.html

“Rhino PTO transmission for a Willys Jeep. Very rare. Needs bearings. Other willys parts for sale. $800 B/O Trade.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Maplewood, MN $7100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few minor mods.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/d/saint-paul-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep/7128288099.html

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“1947 Willys cj2a Jeep
4 cyl. Go-devil. 3 spd.
Excellent condition.
Michigan yellow
Soft top.
Tow bar.
$7100 O/BO”