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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.

 
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Dana 18 & Dualmatic OD Rockford, IL **sold**

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UPDATE: this sold quickly.

This is rare.

“This Dana 18 came off of a 1957 Willys cj3b. $300 firm. The Overdrive is worth the $300 by itself.
It sat for 30 years and will need a rebuild.”
CASH only. No trades. NO checks of ANY kind.

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1950 Truck Norco, CA $19,800

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Has a nice look to it.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/norco-willys-truck-1950/6888977751.html

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“1950 Willys truck. Frame off restoration. Original flathead 6. In very good condition. Looks Great. Currently registered, pink in hand.
-New tires
-Upgraded master cylinder
-beer keg gas tank
-4 wheel drive
-Runs good
-12V system with one wire alternator
-All new glass (one front panel has a small crack)
-Door, windows, locks fully functional
-New exhaust system
-Original tailgate:”

 
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The Japanese Kurogane 95

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The Kurgane 95 was a 4WD production model car with part-time 4WD, through the use of a transfercase. Production began in 1936, preceding both the Russian GAZ and the BRC/Ford GPs/Willys MA pre-production models, which means it could be considered the first production part-time 4WD vehicle. However, it did not have low range, which was an important attribute of the jeep.

There are only four known Kurgane 95 vehicles left in the world. You can read more about them on Jalopnik or on Wikipedia. It’s very reminiscent of the 1930s American Bantam Roadsters.

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PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA – Soviet soldiers posing with a captured Type 95 following the Battle of Khalkin-Gol.

 
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1944 Photo of Jeep at Invasion of Hollandia on eBay

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The auction just ended, but I’m sure if you contacted the seller he’d relist it for purchase. His starting bid was $6.95 plus $3.78 shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-Associated-Press-Wire-Photo-U-S-Army-Jeep-Landing-Craft-Hollandia-DSP122-/192919989810?oid=192912994841

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No Updates Today

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The perfect spring weather here in Pasco meant Ann wanted to tackle the yard, which, being the supportive husband I am, means I too spent time in the yard. Then, when evening arrived, there was the final Games of Thrones to watch (yeah, we got hooked on that).

I’m hoping by Tuesday morning to have a post about the Willys Make Sense campaign. I’ve documented fourteen different ads used in 1950 and 1951, plus a variety of other documents that demonstrated how Willys-Overland attempted to change their branding and image both with consumers and with dealers.

Below: Ann built this manifold for distributing water for all her plants. I’m adding some finish work to the post upon which the manifold will hang.

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We brought in 2+ yards of gravel. Half of the gravel has been distributed around the pond.

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The other half will go along the beds next to the fence. 2019-05-18-backyard-gravel1

 

 
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No Updates Until Monday

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This weekend is dad’s memorial, so we have relatives in town.That means no updates Sat or Sun. Updates will appear again on Monday morning. Thanks for your patience!

 
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Craigslist Now Charging $5 to List Vehicles

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I don’t know how I missed this news, but Chad let me know that as of April 15th Craigslist will charge $5 per automotive listing. The listing expires after thirty days, but the seller can repost the exact ad another thirty days (into perpetuity?) for free.

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Am I fan of this change? Nope. Craigslist will simply push people to other websites, most likely and primarily Facebook. And that’s a problem for me, as Facebook’s search engine absolutely sucks. It will probably also mean that vehicles that are non-running will more often appear under automotive parts, which remains free.

 

 
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Some Video shorts from Canyonlands

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I’m experimenting with a video player. Here are some short video clips from the trip. Click on the upper right hand side of the video to get a full screen view. Let me know if you run into issues.

Who says my wife is dramatic? lol

But, understandably, she was looking down this canyon

 
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1946 CJ-2A Auburn, WA $13,000

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A John Deere-themed 2A.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/auburn-1946-jeep-willy/6879273961.html

“1946 Jeep Willy 45k miles”

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1968 M-151A1 Spencer, WV **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $13,500.

Includes some radio equipment.

https://charlestonwv.craigslist.org/cto/d/charleston-1968-ford-151-a1-army-jeep/6873229676.html

“Excellent original condition. Not cut. Original 24 volt. No rust. Runs great. Radios RT-505/PRC25. WV titled. Collector quality.”

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The Hottest Vintage Vehicle is an Old Jeep

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UPDATE: Yesterday when I looked at the article, I am pretty sure Jeep was listed #1. I just looked again and now Jeep is #2. Hmmmm ….

Thanks to Brian for sharing this. According to Forbes Magazine, the hottest collectible car or truck is the jeep [edit … 2nd hottest]. I’m not sure how Forbes measured that result. The problem is that this article is moreclick-baitish than a heavily researched analysis. (and, yes, the article starts with the phrase. $8,800 …)

https://www3.forbes.com/business/the-hottest-collectible-cars-and-trucks-you-can-buy-for-under-10000-ifs-3-nb/?slide=2

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https://www3.forbes.com/business/the-hottest-collectible-cars-and-trucks-you-can-buy-for-under-10000-ifs-3-nb/?slide=9

 
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Just a Few Updates Today

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I finished the final draft of the Willys-Overland WWII advertising post I’d mentioned earlier this week. That sucked up lots of time yesterday, so only a few posts today. I hope you enjoy it!

 
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1948 CJ-2A Commercial Point, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Non-runner.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A
What you see is what you get… not running but the engine turns free, Go Devil engine.
I have an Ohio title in my name.”

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1947 CJ-2A LIncoln, NE $4500

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I’m guess this has a wrap on it?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2318707098364841/

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“1947 Willys Cj2a Motor: L-134(Go-Devil 4cy) Trans: 3 speed standard(manual) Price:4500$ OBO Reason for selling: Down sizing collection of vehicles Clean title:yes! Yes a very very clean title.it has a title! It has a title 🙂 Description: Fires right up.i previously rebuilt motor and carb.New Choke cable.Trans will need new seals. Old leaf springs replaced with Rancho 2.5in springs(I still have the old factories if you want them). I currently was converting it to 12v system.

The wiring to start the jeep is done.you have to finish the headlights.tailights reverse lights. Guages are bad.i have another used set mixed with new set to go in.Radiater has tiny pinhole leak.can fix or get new.Transfercase works(which means 4×4 works) .I have drove it,enjoy driving it but I dont need it. Would consider trade for a nice 3 wheeler, 4 wheeler or a 70s ford rust free parts truck(body) …yes it has a title.yes it runs,drives and stops.”

 

 
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1975 CJ-6 West Virginia $14,000

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This will need body work. Anyone know if a  “Forestry Edition” was produced? I’m inclined to believe this is a Renegade CJ-6 that possibly was used by the Forest Service (awaiting data plate confirmation). If you have questions call Daniel at 304-880-6415.

“We have a 1975 Jeep CJ6 Forestry Edition
Jeep runs
Brakes work
Needs body work
Asking $14,000.00”

 

 
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Next Updates Monday

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Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful condolences. We are in pretty good shape here, but I am going to take the weekend off anyway (and may even get in some more march madness games). I’ll have new updates starting Monday.

Thanks again!