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I Was So Tired Last Night That …

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…. I managed to schedule this morning’s update on the wrong date. And, it was just the simple update below:

We had a very slow start yesterday for reasons that shall remain in confidence due to the sensitive nature of the person who slowly got ready, delaying our departure, and who was not Ann nor I. The slow departure kept us from spending as much time as we’d hoped in downtown Fort Worth. More on that tomorrow.

Later on in the day, the two fast morning-dressers went out on their own and had a lovely afternoon meeting with Jesse and Andrea Ybarra, then a wonderful dinner with my niece, who is feeling the affects of being away from home as a Freshman in college. Our timing with her couldn’t have been better.

When we returned to the motorhome, I received an email that may lead to an incredible jeep-related opportunity, which could change our travel plans slightly. I’ll know more later today.

However, right now (that would be late Monday evening) I’m exhausted, so this is the only post for Tuesday morning. Stayed tuned …. I will post Tuesday afternoon if our travel plans change.

 
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1953 CJ-3B Corbin, KY $1100

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The body looks rough.

“1953 Willys CJ 3B 4cyl F head. First year of the high hood. Body rusty the rest in fair shape. Frame and gears good and engine turns by hand. I have too many projects letting this one go.”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/5797774507.html

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Desert Dwelling

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And this cute, fuzzy, tarantula, that was resting outside the guest house where Ann and I are staying.

For the past couple of days we’ve been having some good family fun at Ann’s uncles place. They have about 10 acres of flat desert that’s relatively uninteresting during the day, unless you have an ATV to explore the area, but at night comes alive with all types of creatures. Never a dull moment here!

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It’s not a jeep, but Ann and I had fun racing around in this thing.

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Ann driving her aunt. I think my wife is ready for some jeep racing. She was driving that ATV fast!

Ann’s cousin Shelby found two things near the border of the property yesterday. A basketball and, of all things, a jeep grille, leftover from some mysterious plastic jeep. I can’t imagine why, but they thought I should have the grille. I guess it’s going up on my office wall somewhere.

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Here are a few of the creatures we found at night:

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Just a Couple Updates Today

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Ann will be heading for Spokane this morning and I won’t see her again until Sunday. So, I thought it best to spend time with her :-). Then, on Monday, we’ll be heading together for Billings to meet Robin for the first time, see his jeep collection, and then meet with Lloyd to pick up my new/old DJ-3A! Many thanks to Robin for running up to inspect the jeep (and my apologies for causing him to buy a  Jeep Wagon from Lloyd).

 
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Veterans To Mt. Currahee 2016

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Eric Kalamaja is helping raise funds to bring “Band of Brothers” back to Camp Toccoa, Mt Currahee. He’s setup a gofundme account to help cover their travel expenses.

If you are interested and want to learn more, go here: https://www.gofundme.com/2e665wc4

 
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1967 Volvo Laplander Butte, MT Make Offer

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Glenn found this rare Swedish vehicle. Looks in good shape.

“1967 Volvo Laplander
L3314 HT

RARE SWEDISH MILITARY / RESCUE VEHICLE!!

Includes Custom Built Matching Trailer
& Plow
Dual Shaft PTO with
Monstrous Winch / Pulley System

Original Owners Manual
All Original B-18A Drive-Line
ONLY 68,235 KILOMETERS
(42,399 Miles)

$3,000 In Recent Upgrades / Repairs & Maintenance
Previous Owner’s Daily Driver
Vin # 002505
Type: L 3314 HT
Chassis # 2542

Built In: Goteborg, Sweden
MAKE AN OFFER!!”

http://butte.craigslist.org/cto/5702056531.html

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No Updates Today

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No Updates Today. I’ve spent the last few days remodeling the garage so that there’s more light and more room to being working on Biscuit again. Updates will resume on Monday.

 
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1958 CJ-3B Afton, WY $5800

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That’s one large front bumper! Despite that, it looks like a good price.

“Good condition Jeep Willys. Engine runs great, recently replaced the water pump. Brakes are good, recently replaced the parking brake cable. Body in good condition with no major rust. Set up for towing behind another vehicle. Has a PTO off the transmission which runs the winch. Lights and gauges work, but speedometer does not work. This jeep is clean and ready to head out in the mountains or just cruise around town.
Located in Afton, WY. 3.5 hour drive from Salt Lake valley. ”

http://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/3140682?ad_cid=15

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1952 M-38A1C Cookesville, IL eBay

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Most importantly, does it fire live rounds? lol … I wonder why the rear rims are a dark semi-gloss that doesn’t match everything else? Learn more about the M-38A1C.

“major overhaul on engine, nos distributor, new wiring harness, new tires .new brakes-wheel cylinders-master cylinder,rebuilt carburetor,new plug wires, new seat covers, transmission and transfer gone through, all new seals etc. this machine drives very smooth and handles great on the open road. 24 volt– zero rust was ever on this machine, rare to find.”

View all the information on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Burlington, IA $5500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(07/26/2016) Appears to have some rare Husky hubs. The body has a couple patches.

“Nice ,good running jeep with original drive train that’s in good condition, New items include….radiator, battery, tires and wheels, heater, seats, gas tank, carb., top from Bestop ,tailgate. everything works, fun to drive, Call for more info an d pictures. ”

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/5696983019.html

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Chris McKay is Heading West, Need something hauled?

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This weekend Chris McKay, aka MInnesota Chris, will be heading to Salt Lake City with a trailer, then up to Sandpoint, Idaho. If you need something shipped, he might be able to help you out. contact him at Nscustoms@hotmail.com.

 

 
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1945? MB? Westland, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

This has MB/GPW parts, a CJ-3A windshield, and an M-38 body. The half cab looks to be a Beck or Kemco.

“1945 cj5 jeep willys in need of full restoration but is a great project jeep! only needs magneto and a battery to run”

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Jeep Farm Episode 3 – 1957 Willys Jeep Truck Makeover

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Tom and Mark Smith have completed Episode 3 of their Jeep Farm series. In this episode, sponsored by eWillys, Drew Norman does a budget makeover of a 1957 Willys Jeep Truck.

 
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No Updates Tuesday

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UPDATE: This should have posted this morning, but the newest version of WordPress has a glitch that causes posts to randomly miss their scheduled appearance. 

Despite Charter Communication’s claim of ‘Blazing Speeds’, last night it was more like tortoise speeds. It was so slow I couldn’t get their Internet Speed Test to work. So, I’d say that calls for the evening off. I’m sure everything will be working by tomorrow night.

 
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1945 MB Tucson, AZ $11,000

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Looks nice, lacks combat rims and rear floating hubs.

“Six year frame off restoration with new MB body tub, windshield, hood , military grille, top bars, canvas top , seats, bumper and bumperetts, spare tire support , shocks, wheel bearings and brakes, gas tank, fuel filter, air cleaner, voltage regulator, horn , lights, wiring harness, gas lines, fuel pump, military light switch and lights, tires with military tread,”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/ctd/5702276527.html

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1949 Jeepster Central PA $6250

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Doesn’t run, but looks to potentially be a good project.

“1949 Willys Jeepster all original and unmodified. Flat head 4 cylinder with 3 on the column. Original 6 volt system and all chrome. Engine turns. New tires. Please see pics. Located in central PA. ”

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/5678509030.html

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“New” Willys Station Wagon Article

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This July 25, 1946, article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette introduced the Jeep Station Wagon, designed to carry passengers or freight.

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1960 CJ-5 Prairie City, OR $750

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Sounds like there is value here.

“1960 CJ5. Motor started. Have gas tank removed to fix holes. No title. Tub rusted needs work.”

http://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/5663685223.html

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Just a Couple Updates Saturday

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Just a couple updates today, though it certainly isn’t for lack of content. There was a noticeable increase in jeeps for sale last month that was constant throughout the entire month. We may be looking at the leading edge of another recession.

 
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SLAG Is Here .. In Limited Numbers

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I’m ready to release a small number of books … 12 to be exact. These first books are signed copies and will be $30 (with free shipping). Around the end of July I will be making the book available to everyone, with signed copies available from me or unsigned copies through Amazon. You can learn more about the book at my new author’s site: http://www.deilers.com/.

Though I’ve done my best to squash all the grammatical errors, I’m sure I’ve missed a few. So, as a part of this first round of books I’ll be offering a bounty of $5 per error if anyone wants to take me up on it (up to a max of $100 or 20 errors — not person but total). When you order the book I’ll explain how to send the errors you find to me. I’m only making this offer to the twelve eWillys readers who purchase this version.

If you want a book, drop me an email (d@ewillys.com) that includes your mailing address. I’ll explain how to pay (I’ll take check or paypal).

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1947 Truck Quad Cities, IA/IL $25,000

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Looks nicely updated.

“1947 Jeep Willys 4×4 Pick up
It was appraised at 37,000
Have the appraisal to show if you are interested
Engine 300 miles on the rebuild — 400 small block Chevy
Trans— 350 turbo
new 4 core Radiator
new- drive shaft
new- u-joints
finished oak bed
new interior
new fuel tank
new brakes, drums and rotors
Way to much to list”

http://quadcities.craigslist.org/cto/5650148132.html

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No Updates Sunday

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Did a quick trip to Seattle. Just a few updates today. Back on Monday.

 
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Reminder: I am gone until around 6/7

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Today, my son and I return to Salt Lake and I’ll spend the day with my other two kids. On Monday, I’ll be heading for Winnemucca, then turn north for Silver City, Idaho for a little remote mountain exploring.

That’s a quick summary of this quick trip. Though I’ll be gone.

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Winch-Powered Hoist at Construction Site

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This CJ-5 powered a winch to hoist materials for a building under construction in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It was featured in the January 1858 issue of Willys News.

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