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Quick Drive to California

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Ann and I will be making a very quick trip down to California to visit my daughter in Walnut Creek for the weekend. I may be out of service for much of today as we drive down central Oregon, so don’t expect any quick email (d @ deilers.com) replies today.

 
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Email Still Bogged Down

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UPDATE: My email is still bogged down, as more hi res photos have been emailed to d@ewillys email (I’ve concluded this is the scourge of the new hi resolution phones). So, if you’ve emailed me anything over the past couple of days, and haven’t gotten a response, that is why. 

If you need to contact me, use d@deilers.com. This issue will likely last for a couple more days.

I know the whole issue of file size is a mystery to some folks and I understand that. So, if you plan to send me more than 2MB of images, or don’t know how large they are, please contact me first and I can provide an alternative address for emailing your files to me.

Many thanks!

 
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No Updates Tuesday

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Updates will resume Wednesday.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $12,000

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No pics provided.

“46 Willy’s Jeep. Original engine. Runs fine. Pretty rust free. Lots of patina. Fun.”

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/carson-city-46-willys-jeep/6978888521.html

 
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Email Glitch Again

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Someone emailed me 40mb’s in files, causing my email to crash again.

So, if you emailed me over the last two days and haven’t heard from me, please email me again.

Thanks,

Dave

 
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The Ghost Army Documentary from 2013

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I had some kind of intestinal issue yesterday, so I spent most of the time in bed. Looking for something interesting to watch on TV, I ran across a documentary called The Ghost Army, which talks about the top-secret unit charged with creating distractions, illusions, and more. I’d heard of the story, but never saw the video.

I watched the film via Amazon Prime; I can’t find it anywhere online, but I did find this short introduction to the Ghost Army video:

Here are some images showing how the group tried to make a jeep into a tank, but that turned out to be a failure. Instead, they turned to blow-up rubber tanks.

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Here’s a jeep parked next to a rubber tank:

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1946 CJ-2A Mars, PA $850

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/17/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/d/valencia-1946-willys-jeep/6956354382.html

“Body shot, still salvageable parts. Make offer, you haul. J”

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Site was Down …. Trolling for a Troll

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“THIS ” WILLYS ” FORUM IS FOR RANK AMATEURS — WHERE WERE YOU CRETINS WHEN I WAS DRIVING , BUILDING , COLLECTING WILLYS VEHICLES IN THE 1960’S ? ? — SING WITH ME — ” MICKEY MOUSE “” …. from the eWillys Troll.

You might have noticed that eWillys was down for about 24 hours. I apologize for that.

instead of doing updates yesterday, I spent time focusing on another issue: A troll. You might be asking, what is a troll? A troll is a “person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community”.

Our troll is an old man who harasses readers, who calls me names, who makes inappropriate comments, who uses inappropriate language on what is supposed to be a family friendly site.

He’s been around for a couple years, but he’s grown worse, forcing me to monitor all his comments. For example, here is one of over a hundred comments from the troll that I didn’t allow to appear:

“EXCUSE ME , NO REAL WILLYS FANS WANT TO POST ON HERE — ITS CENSORED — THE FORUM MODERATOR IS LIKE A LITTLE HITLER , STALIN , TRUMP ?? — LETS BURN SOME BOOKS ?? — I KNOW FAR MORE ABOUT WILLYS – JEEPS THAN ALL OF YOU PUT TOGETHER — SO SAD — THIS IS A FRAUD — MONEY BACK PLEASE ?? — PS , REMEMBER , I FOUGHT IN THE STREETS OF BERKELEY FOR FREE SPEECH , STOPPED THE VIET NAM WAR , SAVED THE REDWOODS AND YOU —- DIDNT !!!!” (06/01/2019)

Naturally being a troll, he lacks backbone, too afraid to use his real name, too afraid to use his real email. He claims a relationship with Neil Young that likely never existed, as I doubt Neil would ever befriend a troll.

He also can’t keep to his word. Several times he has complained that I edited (which is true) his argumentative comments, then promised he would never come back to the site. Here is an example of that in another post I did not allow:

“THIS IS MY LAST POST ON HERE , MY MOM SAYS I CANT USE THE COMPUTER NO MORE , OH WELL , MY POSTS ARE TOO CAUSTIC ANYWAYS ..” (07/31/2019) 

He fancies himself all-powerful behind his keyboard. He claims he has the right to say whatever he wants (which just shows he doesn’t understand the 1st amendment). He has little useful to say, so instead he babbles, insults, and pontificates. He claims he has jeeps, but instead of spending his time pulling jeeps from his rust pile and repairing them, he lets them rot while he shamefully trolls, perhaps because he isn’t as capable of a jeep mechanic as his bravado might indicate.

Most of his comments are automatically flagged for approval, but some still get through. Some I’ve allowed, as they were either useful or relevant. Most of the others I delete as quickly as I can, but I have also allowed a few that I felt were relevant to the discussion.

However, I’m done being patient (and I have been very patient).

That brings us to what happened yesterday. In my attempt to install a plug-in to help block this troll on a more permanent basis, the plug-in caused a problem with the site, taking it down temporarily. Hence, the troll is the singular reason the site was down. No doubt his parents and family are proud of his accomplishment.

So, feel free to alert me if you see one of his comments. Or, feel free to respond to him; however, because he is too afraid to use his real email address, he may not see your comment.

 

 

 

 
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More Email Problems …

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Again, I’ve run into email problem with my ewillys account. Please send any inquiries going forward to d@deilers.com.

  1. Russel: You wanted to list a CJ for sale? Please send to  d@deilers.com.
  2. James C.: Send me the ebay link to  d@deilers.com.

 

 
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No Updates Monday

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Updates will return Tuesday.

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Tucson, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3300.

This could even be a ’45.

“New battery
New fuel tank
3300.00”

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Lost emails Sun night thru Tues early AM

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I took all of Monday off; I didn’t even look at email (a rarity). So, of course on Sunday evening a large email arrived after I finished working that gummed up my email system, causing me to lose all of Late Sunday night’s, all of Monday’s, and some early morning Tuesday’s emails.

So, if you sent me an email, please resend (and if you are sending large files, please send to d@deilers.com). Thanks.

 
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No Updates Tuesday

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Next updates will occur wednesday morning.

 
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Updates Over the Next Few Days

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I’m spending the latter part of this week and weekend with Ann’s family as part of Stongfest (their annual reunion). So, I won’t be doing many updates other than she ones I’ll be doing for the Newfoundland crew (as well as Facebook updates).

 
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Jeep Fest Shoutout From The Toledo Blade

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This editorial in support of Toledo’s Jeep Fest appeared in the Toledo blade on July 26, 2019.

https://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/27/jeep-fest-2019-rolls-along/stories/20190727015

Learn more about the Jeep Fest (Aug 9-11) here: https://toledojeepfest.com

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Email de-clogged

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UPDATE: Tuesday night I finally resolved my email issue that plagued since Monday night, but I lost some emails in the process. If you sent an email on Monday night or Tuesday and didn’t received one in return, email again or email me at d @ deilers.com (with no spaces around the @). Thanks!

 
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1947 CJ-2A La Quinta, Ca $9000

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Has a few mods. I’m not sure if that’s a Brian Chuchua rear bumper or not.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/la-quinta-1947-jeep/6925403510.html

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“1947 Jeep Willy . Super clean & only one owner ,comes with the original owner’s manual and runs smooth .basically all original except for rims and tires , you won’t find many like this because there’s not that many left .9000 or best offer.”

 

 
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Military Field Speaker System Rocky Mount, VA $600

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Chris thought someone might be interested in this.

https://roanoke.craigslist.org/atq/d/glade-hill-military-loud-speaker-sys/6906348654.html

“Used 1950s military large parade field speakers with stands, amplifier, 33/45 turntable, microphones, original cables which need new wire, a field radio as from Mash with crank on side and jeep loud speaker.
Also have army footlocker with all cables and attachments inside.
Also have vacuum tubes 2 boxes of around 200 vacuum tubes, fuses etc. to maintain this system.
The speakers will work on most amps or stereos.”

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Just One Update for Friday

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We are getting up at 1:45AM Friday morning to drive through Chicago while the traffic is calm. So, only one update (the Dodge video below) today.

 
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**SCAM** CJ-5 in Sacramento $1600

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UPDATE: This jeep ad is starting to spread to other Craigslists. Here it is on the LA board. The seller wants the buyer to pay for the jeep using eBay gift cards. Here’s a discussion about that type of scam.

A reader alerted me to a scam ad in Sacramento. The seller, Ms. Lisa Cruz, claims to be selling a nice CJ-5 for only $1600. The reader relayed the following:

I was in contact with the seller yesterday via email to find out what was up with this really nice looking Jeep. She says the low price is correct, I said OK I will buy it. Sent her my name,address, phone, She said eBay will get back to me. Never heard anything back. Then someone calls me this morning on the phone and said lisa gave me my number, He said he has a jeep for sale, a 1969 V-6. Since he has my number he asked to text me photos of jeep. Haven’t got them yet,”

The ad has already been flagged once, but then popped up again shortly thereafter. Here’s the current link: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/d/sacramento-kaiser-jeep-cj-cj5/6920359522.html

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AD TEXT: JEEP for passenger safety.Tailgate is clean and solid, and the wrapped chains hold it firmly in place. There is no sign of rust or rot on the gate inside or outside.Engine bay is just beautiful, and is ready to display at your local cruise night or car show with pride!The JEEP starts with one push of the gas pedal and a turn of the key when cold, and without the single pump when warm. It idles cleanly, and is ready to go when you are.It drives wonderfully, and has only the typical light play found in a CJ”

 
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No Updates Sunday

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Updates return Monday morning.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Pollock Pines, CA $1200

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Looks like a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1118867801632275/

“Odd fire v6”

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1959 DJ-3A Chelan, WA $6500

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I’d like to see more pics of this one.

https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/d/chelan-1959-willys-jeep/6908846430.html

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“It is a DJ3A 1959 1 of 1250 made. I had the engine completely rebuilt and the numbers still match the VIN also has new everything front to back bearings to breaks. A new rebuilt radiator new starter alternator carb basically everything that moves was replaced. New tires, wheels, shocks.”

 

 
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Pics from Willys Jeep Rally at Hueston Woods State Park in Ohio

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Roger Martin snapped these photos yesterday at the Willys Jeep Rally at Hueston Wood State Park in Ohio. These first pics show Roger’s CJ-2A. His 1947 CJ2A was painted in 1967 and has stayed good all these years. He made the bikini top a few years ago out of a 1951 roll of canvas from the Korean War.

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Pics from the event:
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No Updates Thursday

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No Updates Thursday. I’ll be spending the day semi-assembling Rusty the DJ-3A as I have a buyer for him.  More later.