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Just a Few Updates Saturday

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Just a few updates today.

 
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1957 FC-150 Woodinville, WA eBay

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Has a variety of updates. Both driver’s side tires look a little low.

View all the information on eBay

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“Willys–1957 FC 150. Forward Control cab over engine pickup. Rare 4 wheel drive cabover pickup with Buick v-6, T-98 four speed with Warn overdrive and a Koenig PTO winch. Even rarer with no rust issues! One just sold on another website for over $25,000 and it was and original 4 cylinder (75 hp versus 135 hp), only a 3 speed and no winch. My reserve is much lower than that! Cool to drive around except that every time you stop someone has to ask “What is that? This was the first one I ever saw and had to buy it and I’ve only seen one since. This rare beauty includes:
Buick 198 V-6
T 98 four speed trans. with Warn Overdrive (16 forward gears!)
Newer clutch Continue reading

 
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Just a Few Updates Sunday

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Just a few updates Sunday. Regular updates will be back Monday.

 
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4 Tonka Jeeps Portland, OR

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TJ spotted this ad. These Tonka jeeps are for sale at different prices. The olive drab military jeep has sold.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/709972656181263/?ref=messenger_share

” Blue Jeepster in beautiful shape $25
Pink Surrey Elvis Jeep $50
Turquoise Jeep. Nicely restored! $30
Red Jeep. Nicely restored! $25″

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1948 CJ-2A Oxnard, CA $7000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/15/2018) Runs and drives. Not quite “all original”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/824522554633726/

“I have a complete and all Original 48 Willy’s that has current tags and runs and drive like it should I will sell for 10 k no lower and no games I will be willing to trade for a complete off road trailer camper or a pre 75 4×4 truck let me know what you have and I will let you know if it is a good trade”

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Flatfender Koenig Hardtop Albuquerque, NM $350

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Jeff spotted this hardtop. Looks in good shape.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/albuquerque-willys-jeep-hard-top/7022874220.html

“Koenig steel hard top for early model flat-fender jeeps (CJ2a- to CJ3b). All glass intact and in good condition. Vertical sliding windows. No rust. Excellent restoration candidate.”

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No Updates Saturday Morning

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I spent Friday driving to Portland to pick up a Dale Model die cast jeep, so no time to do updates. More on the jeep Sunday morning. Enjoy your weekend!

 
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1948 CJ-2A Louisville, KY $6000

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Runs, rough body.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-albany-willys-jeep-48/7015965790.html

“1948 willys cj2a, new brakes, master cylinder Rancho leaf springs,brake lines, cooper tires at3s runs and drives great, has the 134 cubic inch “go devil motor “”

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FC Forward Forum Temporarily Down?

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Will alerted me that the FC Forward Forum is temporarily down. It was taken down for a supposed violation of the TOS, though I’d be surprised if the forum violated the TOS. There seems to be a way to contact the host and appeal this issue. Anyone know who the administrator(s) were?

https://members4.boardhost.com/jeepfc/

 
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No Updates Saturday

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Updates return on Sunday.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Romeo, MI $9900

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This has a replacement body.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/d/romeo-1949-willys-jeep/7006535906.html

“1949 Willys Jeep, drives and runs well. Mostly original. Owned for 25 years. Includes soft top and doors. New battery. Includes tow bar.”

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1950 CJ-3A Hemet, CA $2100

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This project has been built with a 2WD axle up front.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/hemet-willys-cj-3a-jeep-flat-fender/7006345953.html

“1950 Willys CJ-3A, rolling chassis only. Post office jeep front axle, body is straight, have windshield frame and old glass, this is a project jeep for sure, floors need some work but body is in good shape. Comes with tow bar and working tail/ brake lights, I have some SBC engine parts but nothing complete.”

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Just a Video Update for Monday

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Just a video update today. We went camping this weekend along the Columbia River in Vantage. It was a wind blown affair, so being outside wasn’t all that great, but being inside as the wind raged outside was pretty cozy.

Updates resume Tuesday morning.

 
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Changing the Changes for 2020 — The End isn’t so Near

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Good news! I will be extending eWillys in its current form through the end of 2020.

You might remember that on January 1st of this year I mentioned I was planning on ending or making changes to eWillys in the spring of 2020. I’ve decided to delay any changes until December of 2020.

The principal reason for this is to insure that Ann and I have a smoother transition from life as we know it into our new lives in 2020, should things work out like we believe they will. What this means for you all is that you will accompany Ann and I on these upcoming changes. I know this is all a bit vague, but that’s the way it has to be for now.

So, stay tuned!

 
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1949? CJ-2A Port Byron, IL $4800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(11/16/2018) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2113897685579658/

“1949 Willy’s Jeep.
Runs and drives fine. I drove it all around this weekend. I’ve got Plates and Insurance. I just don’t have time to enjoy it.
Tires are practically BRAND new.
Interior is flawless
All lights and gauges work as they should. ”

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No Updates Monday

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Updates resume Tuesday morning.

 
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d@ewillys Email Still Offline

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UPDATE: My ewillys email account is being rebuilt by my host. So, it remains offline.

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

Many thanks!

 
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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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No Updates Tuesday

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Updates will resume Wednesday.

 
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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.