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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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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 $13,500

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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 $1800

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Non-runner.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/commercial-point-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/6855090339.html

“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!

 
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No Updates Today

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Next updates on Thursday morning.

 
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1953 CJ-3B Grants Pass, OR $6000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/22/2019) Nice looking 3B that has a spring lift and some slight mods.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/grants-pass-1953-willys-cj3b/6824347536.html

“Very nice old willys jeep…all original. Hurricane engine. T90 three speed…Dana 44 rear Dana 25 front 5.39 gears and Dana 20 gear drive transfer case….new fuel tank, pump and carb….solid state distributor…new exhaust new breaks…..Alcan lift springs 2 inch lift good year MTR 33 inch tires”

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1947 CJ-2A Torrance, CA $4000

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This has a rear PTO and looks pretty original. May have a little body rust.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/pts/d/torrance-1947-willys-jeep/6833299507.html

“1947 Willy’s Jeep. Original owner. PTO for farm equipment. 6 volt system. $4000.”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Buckley, WA $1500

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Rob spotted this vintage jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/421588045336574/

“Early CJ2A with column shift transmission Not rusty but fairly beat up, came from Arizona. Frame is rough but we have a really nice frame also from Arizona that goes with this one. Runs great, brakes work, missing original seats, Clean WA title that matches the tags”

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Year? CJ-3B Solana Beach, CA $8700

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8700.

(01/28/2019) Powered by a Toyota 20r Engine.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/solana-beach-1950-willys-jeep-cj3b-high/6825809728.html

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“The Jeep has been completely rebuilt. Receipts for the last 30+ years. The 20r engine is great for reliability and gas mileage. Perfect vehicle for cruising around the beach and town. The entire drivetrain was completely rebuilt, so no oil leaks, 5 brand new tires, new springs, steering arms, new Weber carburator, alternator, red top battery, has a winch, and real nice tow bar with wiring for plugging in the lights for towing, new brakes, new seats, inside all bedlined, all new wiring with turn signals, new windshield, new Best Top, new exhaust and headers, never needs a smog certificate, cheap to register and insure, tags paid thru 2020, and no rust! Own a piece of history.

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Koenig? CJ-5 Hardtop Apache Junction, AZ $400

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Looks like a good price.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/apache-junction-jeep-hard-top/6823091928.html

“Army Jeep hard top , should fit most 50s style Jeep’s hard door’s roll up windows , will deliver in the area.”

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Just A Couple Updates For Thursday

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Updates resume Friday.

 
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No Updates Friday

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I made it home safely Thursday evening (in time for my Valentine). No rain, sleet, slush, snow, or freezing rain could stop me!

Next updates Saturday.

 
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Flying to Richmond

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This morning I fly to Richmond, Virginia, for six days to help my cousin with her house remodel. So, I will likely be less responsive to emails and questions. But, worry not, as I have plenty of posts prepped.

Ann’s recovery continues to go well, but it’s a slow process. Hopefully, she’ll try not to do too much while I’m gone.

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Year? MB Senoia, GA $1500

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Listed as an M-38, it looks to be an MB.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1742950872479712

“1964 M38 with Cannon Turrette Great restore project.”

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2 12 Spline EasyLok Hubs Parkersburg, WV on eBay

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Here’s a set of EasyLocks, but they appear to be 12 spline? They may be designed for a Land Cruiser (’71 axles are 12 spline).

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“From an early model Willys Jeep truck, may fit other four wheel drives.
BestLok or EasyLok?
6 Bolt (bolts included)
12 Spline
Lock or Free settings, turns freely”

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Coin Ride Jeep Salem, OR $750

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TJ shared this coin ride safari jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/276253753082876/

“Coin Ride Safari Jeep Lot ride action engine sound horn plays general lees horn sound from dukes of hazzard”

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