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Ewillys is on Hiatus

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I am sorry to report that, until further notice, ewillys is on hiatus. I will provide an update in the next few days when I learn more about my health situation.

Thanks for your support, interactions, corrections, and, in many cases, friendship. It has been a most interesting journey.

-Dave

 
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No Updates Friday

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No updates today.

Thanks for everyone’s suggestions on the Allen bolts. I greatly appreciate them.

I made progress on the shop and garage-gym yesterday, and entertained Ann’s family. There may not be any Saturday morning either, as I need to mow, fix a few sprinklers, then drive Ann to Walla Walla this afternoon for dental surgery, the other guests arrive tonight.

Temps have been adjusted upward. High will now be 116 degrees.

 
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1954 M-170 Hellertown, PA $8000

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Craig shared this one. It looks like a good restoration candidate.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/for/d/hellertown-military-m170-medical-jeep/7337789234.html

“Military 1954 M170 medical ambulance. Good condition with all the rails and hanger. Has 24v heater and new batteries. Engine is in excellent condition with correct parts. original data plates with Willy’s as manufacture. Needs canvas but bows are included.”

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No Updates Wednesday

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Just a couple updates for Wednesday.

 
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3 Willys Aeros Nampa, ID $5500

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Looks like none are drivers.

https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/nampa-willys-collection/7333201496.html

“Selling my Willys collection. Two-1953 and One- 1952 Aero cars.”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $10,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/04/2021) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748416486101560

“Old school Jeep Great condition Great interior”

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No Updates Monday

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Remember that time I wrote that I hoped regular updates would resume on Monday? Well, life threw us a curve. I visited my mother for Mother’s Day and learned she is struggling much more than I realized. So, we will probably be moving her sooner rather than later.

I brought back a few items from her place, like some desert dog tires for the race Jeep and some tools, but had hoped to bring back the DJ-3A aka Patterson (with Steve Carter’s offer to trailer it to Prosser). However, my mother’s garage door was broken and  Patterson wouldn’t start (fuel pump not working), so I told Steve we’d do it some other time. I never got the fuel pump working, but I did get the garage door working again. I will swap in my electric fuel pump for the time being.

 
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“Vacation” Reminder

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Just a reminder for those that are wondering why the updates are so unpredictable right now. There are lots of transitions happening for the next month or so ….

Our move to the new property remains ongoing. The big push occurs Friday as we’ll be moving most everything into the new house that day from the Pasco house. Then, this weekend, we’ll have some family help to get the house and property in better order.

By the end of next week, we’ll think we’ll be ready to list the old house. We expect it to sell in 48 hours or so, as the house is a good one with a great backyard, and the market remains on fire.

Once we get settled at the new place, I will then begin making trips to Renton to pick up jeeps, equipment, tools, and family items from my mother’s place, so there will likely be some interruptions during that period as well.

When in Renton, I will need some help. There are a few heavy items, like a family coal cart, that I may need help loading. I’ll provided an update on that when the time comes.

 

 
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No Updates Tuesday

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Last night I spent the night at the new place, but I misplaced my hotspot, so no updates Tuesday morning. I will hunt for the hotspot and post a couple vids later today if I can find it.

 
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No Updates Friday

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It’s been a busy Thursday in a good way. I will update on Sat morning.

 
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CJ-2A Engine Everett, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

TJ shared this ad for a running CJ-2A engine.

“Engine is a 1946. Ran good in my MB. Just pulled it to replace it with a 1944 MB engine. Messenger me for a video of it running just before I pulled it. Brand new never installed manifolds with new gaskets available for an extra 300.00”

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Year? CJ-5 Jonesboro, AR $4000

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This includes a rear PTO and a Kelly hardtop. I’m surprised this hasn’t sold yet.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/300415857908886

“1950s jeep ran great when we parked it years ago. Needs a little tlc and would run great again. Was our hunting jeep and again everything worked when it was parked”

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eWillys was Down on Sunday

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If you didn’t notice, eWillys was down on Sunday. It wasn’t just my server, but seems to have been the entire server farm (or the connection to the server farm). Even the web host’s site was down. Things seem to be working fine now.

With eWillys not working, you’d think I had some extra time to take it easy. No sites, no updates, no problems …. Instead, it just gave me extra time to pace and fret over the VA’s delay of the paperwork we need to close on the house. We were expecting to close on April 2nd, so every day of delay drags on us.

I suppose this house is more than just a house; it’s a transitional period, a bookend to the Finding Virginia story that ended in mid-2011, just before I met Ann. I had just started eWillys a few years earlier as the Recession crushed the companies I’d helped launched in the 00s. By 2011, the Recession had also wiped out half the value of the house I’d bought with my girlfriend in Idaho, meaning it was greatly underwater. The house got sold, I lost money, we split up, and I moved temporarily back in with my parents. So much fun!

Then, I met Ann.

We hit it off immediately. I soon moved in with her and her mom, as Ann was already caring for her mother at that point. Not having to pay for housing and having few bills, I didn’t have to work and, instead, was able to focus on eWillys, research, writing books, traveling, and helping out with my father. It was a unique opportunity to step away from the ordinary work-a-day world and, after all the my stress in the early 2000s of raising money for startups in Silicon Valley, it was a big mental relief (something I didn’t explore all that deeply in Finding Virginia).

And, if that wasn’t all, my mother and sister may be moving to Texas this fall, meaning they will be selling their houses. Having the extra space at our new place to put some of the family ‘treasures’ (like a coal cart from my grandfather’s Idaho mine) just adds to the pressure of needing this place.

I’m sure it will all work out this week, but that thought doesn’t making the waiting any easier, especially with Ann’s mother’s health so fragile.

So, it’s not that we are at the worst parts of our life; instead, we’ve climbed up from the worst parts, together, and can see the best parts before us; the house represents a huge step in that direction and we are ready to proceed. This is why the waiting is intolerable, because we are very, very ready to move forward!!

 
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1962 Traveller Wagon OKC, OK **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. This was a former Texas Border Patrol Traveller.

“Up for consideration is a 1962 four wheel drive Willys Jeep Traveller. Original Texas Border Patrol Jeep with sea foam green and black paint under the yellow repaint. Original 230 inline 6 has been replaced with a later chevrolet 250 inline 6. Original, unrestored traveller needing complete restoration but a very solid platform to start with.”

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1996 XJ Glaval Conversion Wilmington, NC $8500

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Mark forwarded this unusual XJ Glaval modified jeep. I’d never heard or seen this vehicle, but then I don’t know much about the XJs.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale21/ad084/ad084.html

“I bought this as a daily driver without a clue about what I had. I have been told less then 100 of these were ever built. Do your research. Its very hard to even find pictures of these online. I was planning a full restore but my 79 CJ5 project has ate up my funds. I did install new radiator, water pump, battery, master cylinder, valve cover and gasket, thermostat and oil sending unit. Odometer reads 219000 and it purrs like a kitten. I have removed some of the interior with intentions of replacing the headliner but never got around to replacing it. I have all the original parts except for the rear bumper apron. Body is solid with zero rust. This in great shape for daily driving but really deserves a full restoration.”

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4 15″ Rims San Francisco, CA $FREE

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Scramboleer Dan got these rims from a friend and is giving them away to anyone who can pick them up. One of the four rims is slightly different from the others (marked with a red line). Here’s what Dan wrote:

Here are the details: four 15″ yellow Jeep wheels, 4″ center bore, 4.5″ inside width, 5.5″ outside width.

I got them from a local Jeep buddy who is moving out of the area. The wheels have been sitting outside for years, but I scrubbed them with soap and water. These have what appears to be a rubberized yellow coating on them. Beneath that is a forest green. Free to anyone who can pick them up in San Francisco. Easy backyard access on a quiet street a few minutes from major freeways.

Here are two comments from OWF (can’t confirm as to their accuracy).

Comment 1: “These are the earlier version cj5 rims, pre ‘66. Still had the rivets. These have the smooth face and can not take the dog dish hub caps.”

Comment 2: “You have 3 of the later 50’s – 60’s CJ5 wheels and 1 early CJ 3A 3B CJ5 wheel. See the different shaped dog dish centers.”

Hope someone in the eWillys world can use them!

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No Updates Sunday

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Next updates will be Monday.

We had planned to close on the new place this past Friday, but a delay by the VA has put us back a few days. So, we should be closing this upcoming week. Stay tuned!

 
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1947 CJ-2A Coeur d’Alene, ID $4250

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4250.

(03/26/2021) This seller has three jeeps for sale, all for $4500. The white and grean jeeps look to be CJ-2As.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/125497576144270

“(3) jeep willys cj2a. Lots of parts! $45”

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Cast Thin Jeepster (Mailbox Topper?)

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I purchased this cast Jeepster off of eBay. It might have been a mailbox topper, but neither Colin nor I are exactly sure what it’s original purposed was supposed to be. While this one has been tapped for screws, Colin’s was never tapped. This is 11.5″ long.

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No Updates Saturday

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Next updates will be Sunday.

I got a ton of drudgery completed on the house on Friday (hence the reason for no updates today), from washing the porch, the garage, and the exterior lights, to cleaning the front vinyl fence and completing the trim painting. Whew.

As for the new house, the loan has been approved and we should be signing next week.

We certainly couldn’t ask for a better market for selling: super low interest rates and a super low inventory of houses. We expect that once it is on the market that the house will sell within a few days. This is just a crazy real estate market right now.

I should be an interesting few weeks!

 
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Reminder Regarding my eWillys email

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My d@ewillys.com account continues to be problematic (I can see headers, but that’s all). So, if you have emailed me and I did not respond, please resend the email to d@deilers.com.

Thanks, Dave

 
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No Posts Monday

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No posts for Monday. Updates will resume Tuesday morning.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Brigham City, UT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This sold in only a day. It was listed at $4000. Looks like it has a Kelly half cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4292515837459316

“Here is a great project complete cj3a. This is a civilian model. If you are interested in this vehicle I would love to speak directly with you about details.”

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No Updates Sunday

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No updates Sunday. Updates should resume Monday.

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Spokane Valley, WA $4500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/12/2021) It runs and drives, but needs some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2695069074136928

“1946 CJ 2A. Runs and drives well. Minimal rust. Perfect for restore. Farm keep always kept under cover.”

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