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Gone Camping

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THURSDAY UPDATE II: Wednesday night we stayed at the Maryhill State Park, which is nestled next to the Columbia River. Unfortunately, it’s also next to a train track; and, across the river from a second train track and I-84; and at the bottom of a long hill down which semi-trucks travel using their air brakes all night. For a pretty spot kind of in the middle of nowhere it was noisy, way too noisy!!

So, we are heading to another campground, this one a primitive place in the middle of Oregon. There are no train tracks, no nearby highways, no power, and no cell service …. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Good news. We have connectivity at our campground. We’ll be camping for a few days.

Now for a funny story.

We stopped to fill the motorhome with gas this afternoon. Next to the gas station was a McDonalds, so Ann walked over in her baggy camping clothes to get a little food.  As she walked away she laughed and shouted, “I bet these clothes make me look homeless!”

Her knee has been bothering her, so she slowly walked there, just adding to her “look”. On her return trip, she exited McDonalds, again slowly, then paused to let a vehicle leave the drive-thru. At that point, a woman driving slowly past Ann rolled down her window and attempted to give Ann a dollar bill, thinking Ann was homeless. Ann was befuddled. She looked at the woman and shook her head and said, “no thanks.” Puzzled, the woman shrugged, rolled up her window, and drove on….

I think my next book should be titled, Yikes! I Married a Homeless Woman!

 
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1948 CJ-2A Springville, CA $5000

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UPDATE: Still Available

(09/20/2017) Has some old school looking pin striping.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A, 4×4, 4 cylinder, L Head converted to 12 volt, disc brakes on front, tow bar on front.”

https://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willy-jeep/6459790985.html

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1966 CJ-6 Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Somehow the back of the Meyer hardtop is dented. This needs work.

“For sale I have a really rare 1966 cj 6 that has been a Colorado jeep since brand new. From what I was told from the guy I bought it from the city of aspen bought it for snow mass ski area and then it spent its life on the ski slope. It runs actually pretty good it does need a carb rebuild and fuel lines to actually run. The body is in pretty good shape some light rust on the out side of tub but not half as bad as I’ve seen on some newer models both floor boards are gone due to rust. It has the factory hard top and hard doors that need some work but it is there and complete. I have driven it all 3 speeds work as do the 2 speed transfer are clutch seems to have lots of life and the mileage was told to me to be accurate not really wanting to sell the holy grail Jeep I really just don’t have the time it needs to bring it back to glory.”

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No Updates Today

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Next Updates will be Sunday.

 
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CJ-2A Trans/TC/Engine St. Charles, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

The tran/tc are supposedly rebuilt.

“L134 go devil engine trans and transfer case. Trans and transfer case we’re rebuilt. Engine needs parts but crank. Have steering column and other engine part, pedals etc. Also have the Dana 25.”

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No Updates Wednesday

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We drove to Seattle and spent the evening with family on Tuesday, so no updates for Wednesday.

– Dave

 
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Just a Few Updates Today

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Just a few updates today. We didn’t head over to Seattle on Christmas day due to the ice and snow, so I expect we’ll be heading there today.

 
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No Updates Sunday

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The next updates will be Monday morning. Have a good rest of your weekend.

 
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No Updates Sunday

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I’m took last night off. Updates begin anew on Monday morning.

 
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The Joys of Technology

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Well folks, sorry for that interruption. The host that manages the eWillys domain failed to renew the name. My attempts to manually and auto renew it this past week failed. It took support to finally get it to work this morning. Since then, I’ve been exchanging emails with the host to explain that their technology is flawed. While they sent emails that included their apologies, they have no good explanation as to why their system didn’t auto renew the domain name. So, there will be another interruption after the holidays when I move the domain name to another host.

 
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CJ-5 Kelly Hardtop Montoursville, PA $600

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Sounds like it is in good shape.

“This Kelly top is off of a 1975 CJ5. These metal hardtops were available as dealer add-ons, and this one is in all original and working condition. All glass is there, and all the hand cranks work. The dome light lit when it was taken off. This is a 300 model, which is the top of the line except for the Bonanza. This hardtop would be easy to restore and put on that CJ5 you wanted to show.”

https://pennstate.craigslist.org/pts/d/1975-cj5-jeep-kelly/6358412511.html

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Bad Internet!

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The internet was unusually bad last night, so just a few updates today.

 
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Colorized Photo of Dodgers in a Jeep

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Stever shared this eBay ad. It is a colorized reproduction photo of some famous Brooklyn Dodgers in a jeep. Not worth a whole lot, but interesting just the same.

“Jackie Robinson Duke Snider PeeWee Reese Jeep 8×10 11×14 Colorized Photo”

View all the information on eBay

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Just a Couple Updates Today

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Just a couple updates today. Enjoy your Sunday!

 

 
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1964 CJ-5 Lecanto, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300.

Includes a Warn OD and a fiberglass tub.

“64 Jeep CJ 5 project, fiberglass tub, 4 cyl, 3 speed plus it has a Warn overdrive system installed so you have the option for overdrive in all 3 gears. Needs interior, tires and master cyl. Motor runs good just have to many projects.”

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1953 Truck Amity, OR $10,000

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This truck has been shortened and had it’s top lopped off. And, it’s still a project.

“Selling our project, bought this 1953 Willy’s Jeep truck last year intented to paint it and drive it daily. But we have to many projects. It is on a early Willy’s Jeep frame. The guy we bought it from cut the bed down and made it a convertible. Every nut and bolt is new on this. No rust anywhere. Has a 302 out of a 1970 mustang needs a tune up. The wintch works. Has new breaks and a hydraulic clutch. New exhaust except one of the new mufflers needs to be replaced. Needs front shocks”

https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/d/1953-willys/6368853475.html

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Just a Few Updates Today

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The internet in Boise was terrible for some reason, so I was unable to complete updates. Updates tomorrow.

 
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Down in Salt Lake for a Few Days

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I will be spending a few days in Salt Lake City (roughly Friday through Tuesday) to visit with my kids. So, updates might be a little spotty.

 
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1948 CJ-2A San Diego, CA $8500

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That’s a creative paint job!

“engine – Buick Odd Fire V-6, 231 cubic inch, Muncie transmission 4 speed, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 27 front axle 4.88 gears, Warn Hubs, Dana 44 rear axle 4.88 , lockers – Power Trax Lock Right both axles, Warn overdrive, power brakes, power steering, CJ3A windshield, soft top with doors”

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/willys-jeep-cj2a/6363702733.html

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A Little Behind Schedule

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What a day yesterday! I woke up to learn that my deilers.com site (which also hosts the Alaska Or Rust site) had been hacked. If you viewed the site on a phone, you’d get a nice photo of an undressed young lady. As you can imagine, that’s a problem.

After some research, I learned that some from Turkey (probably that was spoofed IP) has uploaded zipped files, added some .htaccess files, and changed some the website files. While attempting to douse that fire (which I’ve fixed about 25% of the way), I was also packing for a short trip to Seattle. My father has surgery on his leg to improve its circulation.

Meanwhile, my mom is still on her walker from her knee surgery, due to newly pulled groin and other issues. To see the following each other, both pushing walkers, is a bit humbling!

So, I’m a little behind today. Sunday I *should* be back to normal.

 
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1942 GPW Vacaville, CA $5000

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It appears the sides of these have been cut down. Looks like a fun little jeep.

“1942 ford gpw original flat head 4 runs great 33’s MT Baja claws”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1942-ford-jeep-willys/6362605163.html

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NEWS: Omix-Ada and Warn Acquisitions

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  1. Truck Hero Sign’s Agreement to Acquire Omix-Ada
    Truck Hero has agreed to acquire Omix-Ada, adding it to a portfolio of twelve other businesses purchased by Truck Hero since 2007.
  2. Dover Corporation sells the Warn Industries Company to LKQ
    The Dover Corporation, which has controlled Warn Industries since 2003, has sold the company to the LKQ Corporation. The deal will close in December.
 
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No Updates Today

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I’m taking the day off. Updates will resume on Monday morning.

 

 
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Just a Few Updates

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I tried hard to avoid my wife’s cold (even left in the motorhome for a few days), but I still caught it. So, I’m taking it easy today (Sunday). Just a few updates for Monday.

 
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M-38A1s

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  1. 1952 M-38A1 Vacaville, CA $3000: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willy-jeep/6328093721.html
  2. 1965 M-38A1 Orange County, CA $13,000: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1964-usmc-m38a1-jeep-wts-wtt/6315961410.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Nampa, ID $2900: https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep/6328355849.html
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Salina, KS $7900: https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/52-m38a-military-jeep/6328393910.html
  5. 1956 M-38A1 New Haven, CT $6900: https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-military-jeep/6331460372.html
  6. 1952 M-38A1 Vermont $11,000: https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-m38-a1/6331924123.html
  7. 1964 M-38A1 Nuevo, CA $8300: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep-1964-m38a1/6334149067.html