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No Updates Sunday

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No Updates Sunday. Updates return Monday.

 
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1955 CJ-5 Diesel Lincoln, IL $16,500

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I thought the build had some interesting aspects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3143316459069252

“1955 Jeep recently fully restored from the frame up. No rust at all, 4bt Cummins diesel swap. 5spd transmission. Power steering, 4wd, runs and drives flawlessly. $16,500 obo or possible trade for something else interesting”

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No Updates Thursday

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Updates resume on Friday.

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A McKinney, TX $1000

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Not a whole lot of value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2653594761619394

“Selling a 1947 Willys body and frame. No drive train, just a roller. Body is just sitting on the frame, it is not bolted down. No title. Please let me know if you have any questions.”

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Fall 2020 Dispatcher Magazine

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The Fall 2020 Dispatcher Magazine reached my door this week. Usually, the fall issue would include a report or two on this summer’s jeep events, but thanks to the sneaky coronavirus, will have to wait for events until next year. In the meantime, you can read about Jim Allen’s piece on the Jeepster Convertible and an interesting non-jeep look at a vehicle that always intrigued me:  the Tucker Combat Car.

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1951 CJ-3A Missoula, MT $1500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/14/2020) Doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1052446361819219/

“1951 jeep willys all original. Needs some work doesn’t currently run. Clean Montana title all new ignition parts New carburetor just needs finished up. New 6 volt battery. Good litttle jeeo just not enough time to finish it up.”

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No Updates Monday

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Updates return Tuesday morning.

 
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Any Seattle Area Stratton Hydraulic Lifts?

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Anyone in the Seattle area have a Stratton Hydraulic Lift? A man named Ernie lives in the Seattle area (don’t know where just yet) and it was his family’s Cleveland, Ohio, machine shop that built the Stratton Lifts. We are hoping that if he sees one in person that it will jog his memory for some stories about them.

Email Barry Thomas at barry@farmjeep.com or me at d@deilers.com if you know of anyone.

You can read more about Ernie and his Machine shop here: https://www.farmjeep.com/2020/11/08/stratton-lift-builder-found-us/

The machine shop is still in business and, if there is enough interest, they may even be willing to manufacture some parts.

 
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1943 MB Wills Point, TX $1950

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/20/20) Doesn’t run at the moment, but will run if fluids added, at which point the price also increases ….

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/237738130643827/
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“(If I do put fluids in it and test drive it price will increase dramatically as it’s a driving project at that point)

MOTOR DOES RUN WELL! This is a real WW2 Willys MB. It is titled as a 46 Jeep. It is a project. It has a ford 200ci Straight 6 that starts and is turn key, but I have not driven it yet. It needs brakes redone and new tires first before being driveable. (Will include some used 31 inch tires) I’ve removed all the old 6v wiring and have it striped for you to start running your own. I was going to start chopping it all up to make a ratrod, but I figured I would give somebody the chance too bring it back to life before hand. I am open to cash offers, bring a trailer and come give it a good home.”

 
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1945 Photo of Bulldozer Pulling Jeeps Across River on eBay

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This photo shows a bulldozer pulling four jeeps across the Luzon River in the Philippines.

View all the information on eBay

“1945 Press Photo a bulldozer tows American jeeps across the Tarlac River, Luzon. This is an original press photo. Luzon — A huge bulldozer tows this string of jeeps across the Tarlac River, Luzon, when the water proved too deep for even the ever versatile jeep to negotiate under its own power.Photo measures 9.25 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 01-30-1945.”

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Monday’s Updates Will Return as Normal

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Well, this past week got away from me. So what happened?

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Betty Page (right), Zollie (middle), and Lizzy (lower right) makes three …

We have an 11 year old Shitzu-Pomeranian mix (aka Sheranians) named Zollie who is my wife’s service-PTSD dog, one she got when she lived in Nebraska. He’s been a great, well-behaved, obedient small dog, but has heart issues and appears to be pretty close to the end. In our search last winter for a replacement PTSD dog, we learned that finding another Sheranian in the Western US is very difficult. But. thanks to a Sheranian Facebook page, we located one in Minneapolis. You might remember that last March we made a quick trip to Minneapolis to pick up Ms. Betty Page.

That’s when things went a bit awry, as Page ended up bonding to ME rather than my wife. Moreover, as Zollie’s health worsened, Page’s enthusiasm to play grew. Unfortunately, Zollie had been unable to keep up (his heart wants to play, but his heart just can’t do it). Page also seems to be much more needful of canine social interaction than Zollie ever was, as he is pretty independent.

Late last week the person from whom we got Page had another litter of pups. After considering the situation (the coming winter, the widening pandemic, Ann’s mother’s health, and Ann’s health), we decided that getting a full-sister for Page was a good idea. The problem was that a cold front had descended across the northern plains, making a ‘quick’ trip to Minneapolis across the northern route unpractical. But, there appeared to be a 5-day window of opportunity to make it taking the I-80 route (2000 miles almost exactly one way), which added a minimum of 6 hours (28 hours one way instead of 22 hours along the northern route) to the trip.

Additionally, Ann’s mother had been doing a little better (though still tethered to oxygen), at least well enough to allow us to make the trip. So, on Monday afternoon, we planned to begin our trek.

But, it being 2020, nothing could go as planned. For example, just a few hours before we were supposed to leave, Ann’s mother had to go back to the hospital for breathing issues (COPD, not COVID or Pneumonia related).

That meant I had to go on my own, along with Page, whom I hoped would help sooth the puppy on the way home. Now Page, who hasn’t travel too much with us yet, but is closely bonded to me, wasn’t altogether to happy about being in the Jeep after a couple hours of driving. Worse, she was never very settled at night in the motel rooms. We eventually concluded that disrupting “her pack”, meaning she missed Zollie and Ann, was more difficult for her than we expected. So, throughout the journey I was having to stop every hour and a half for potty breaks, food breaks, and general play. Worse, Page wasn’t settling or sleeping well in the jeep.

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Betty Page and I early in the trip. You might notice my hair and beard are longer. With our lives pretty much shut down for the foreseeable future, I want to see if I can grow my hair long enough to donate it for a child’s wig. Why? Just for something different.

Meanwhile, after I left Tuesday, Ann’s mother’s doctor prescribed a 5-day stay at the hospital in hopes of getting Rose’s breathing under control. So, at the start of day three, Ann could hear the exhaustion in my voice and decided to fly to Minneapolis (one upside of the pandemic is cheap flights!). So, she got a same-day flight that landed just after I was expected to arrive in Minneapolis on Wednesday night.

Just minutes before Ann was supposed to fly out of Pasco, Ann learned the docs were releasing her mother. We believe they needed hospital beds for incoming COVID patients and, given Rose’s stage of life, they made the decision that she should just go home with meds and God speed to her (basically, that she’s expendable over younger patients at this point — I don’t envy the decisions that hospitals have and will be making over the coming months). So, our neighbor was drafted to pick up Rose at the hospital and bring her home.

Ann’s flight landed without a hitch. When she got into the jeep she still had on her mask and goggles (there’s evidence to suggest that the virus can be picked up through the eyes, though no studies have confirmed it).

We returned to our Minneapolis hotel room on Wed night around 10:00 pm, only to learn from the breeder that a big storm was expected to arrive Thursday morning. Crap! So, at 10:30pm, after I’d been driving since 3am, we made a mad dash north to go pick up the puppy. Thankfully, at that point, it was only raining.

We made it back to our hotel at 1am.

We knew we had to leave early Thursday morning to avoid the advancing storm (cold front coming from the north, wet and snow from the West, and rain from the south were all converging to dump nasty weather on Southern Minnesota). Despite grogginess, no food, and no coffee, we left Minneapolis at 8am just as freezing rain was dropping around us. That first hour driving south was a mix of freezing rain, snow, and vehicles. There were enough wrecks along the highway to keep driving speeds slow, so that was very much a relief. The snow finally shifted fully to rain an hour later at about Albert Pea, Minnesota.

Perhaps the best news is that Page and her sister, named “Lizzy” (Betty Paige had a younger sister named Elizabeth, hence “Lizzy”), bonded instantly and played/slept next to one another. That made the drive home much better.

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Betty Page and Lizzy

For the most part, the weather was good. The drive out of Cheyenne on I-80 was a little dicey, as there was fog, ice, snow, and 10 degree temps. Also, our drive over Oregon’s Blue Mountains was full of blowing snow, but there was no ice and was sticking just yet. Given we did 4000 miles in 6 days with two dogs under the age of 1 year, the actual driving went pretty smoothly.

And, a tip. If you have a dog and need to stop near Rock Springs, Wyoming, check out their dog park (search Rock Springs dog park). It’s a nice, two paddock park.

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Me on the motel floor. These two Sheranians aren’t much help with the computer …

I’d hoped to do posts after returning home last night, but I was too exhausted to formulate sentences very well (not that any of my posts are Pulitzer Prize entries anyway).  This morning, I’ve already started on posts for Monday morning, so some sense of normality should resume (like anything has been normal in 2020 …).

Stay safe out there!

 
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Just a Few Updates Wed

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I’m pretty sure there won’t be many updates between Wed and Sunday the way things are going. There’s lots of driving and lots of pup management.

 

 
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Just a Couple Updates Sunday

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Normal updates resume Monday morning.

 

 
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1963 CJ-5 Oakley, UT $9500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2020) This has an unusual paint job and is nicely refurbed.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6693215

“1963 Willy’s CJ 5 Two door with original Konig hard top Original F 134 Hurricane engine. Original miles. Great running & super clean.”

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No Updates Saturday Morning

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Next Updates will be Sunday morning.

 
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1951 M-38 Vaughn, WA $19,500

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Lots of updates to this M-38. It look sin good shape. This has a Bobcat fiberglass hood.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/vaughn-1951-jeep-cj3-m38/7200664911.html

“1951 jeep C3-M38, this jeep is in great shape has a Chevy 305 V8, 4speed transmission with hi/lo range, Warren 8,000lb winch, matching military trailer.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Graham, WA $4500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(09/19/2020) Has a few updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/634133867292185/

“1946 CJ2A Jeep. Runs, drives, stops. Motor is rebuilt, >1000miles ago. .030 overbore. Crank is NOS with new rod and main bearings. All motor and drivetrain is intact and works. Has been converted to 12v but I have the generator/regulator for 6v. Also included is tow bar (I never used). Body has some rough spots but is solid. I used for transportation to and from truck shows and hotel. I am moving and not going to take it with me. Please be serious if you make contact”

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1946? CJ-2A Mitchell, IN Auction Oct 10

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This is most likely a CJ-2A. It is being sold for parts. I’m not sure what hardtop this has. The auction occurs Saturday October 10 in Mitchell, Indiana.

https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3413191.html

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No Updates Wednesday

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No Updates Wednesday. Updates Resume Thursday morning.

 
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No Updates Thursday

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Taking the day off. Regular updates return Friday.

 
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1953 CJ-3B Sheboygan, WI $700

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Includes a plow. Between the plow and the half cab, maybe there is value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2030281533762147/

“1953 willies jeep pickup with plow With title Motor is tight, Rare barn find Parts or restoration”

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No Posts Saturday

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I bought a 46″ heavy duty Husky tool chest a few days ago. That innocent purchase led to the complete rearrangement of my mother-in-laws garage, but out of the deal she asked that I combine her tools with mine (another sign that she knows she doesn’t have too long left). So, yesterday I drove to my parents to get a set of industrial shelving, but then detoured to Moses Lake … so, I was too busy playing to do updates for this morning. Updates will resume Sunday.

Next week I’m breaking my quarantine and heading down to visit my kids in Salt Lake. My oldest just bought his first house, so I’m bringing him a variety of tools. So, updates may be sparse over Labor Day Weekend.

Have a good weekend!

 

 
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Late 1940s Willys-Overland Dealer Ad

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Joel shared this late 1940s ad from the Maine Willys Sales Company of Augusta, Maine. Note the Willys Sign in the background with the early “J” logo. It appears that Maine’s State Foresty Department was an early enthusiast of the new jeep trucks. I was unable to locate the this ad using newspapers.com, so cannot date it at this time.

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No Updates Tuesday

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No updates Tuesday. Updates will resume Wednesday.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Valley Center, CA $4750

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Needs work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/295676044995982/

“1949 Jeep CJ3A, 350 which needs to be put backtogether, has transmission as well. Great project.”

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