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Year? CJ-2A Alta, CA Auction

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You can bid online. It is listed as a 1942, but clearly is a CJ-2A.

http://www.westauction.com/auction/1317/item/94756

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More updates coming at noon EST

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The web server was down last night, so I didn’t get a chance to finish updates. They should all be up by noon EST / 9am PST and this message will disappear. Thanks!

 
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1950 Flattie Klamath Area, OR $40,000

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The seller seems to be listed in the Klamath, Oregon, area, but is listing the jeep in California (probably due to the price). Looks like a nice rig. The jeep looks familiar, but I couldn’t find it in my archives.

“Registered as a 1950 Ford but is actually an early 1940’s. It has been painstakingly rebuilt from the body up by owner. Updated axles, transmission and engine. Too many upgrades to list but will answer any questions when you call.

Asking $40,000 since owner currently has $50,000 invested. Less than 1,000 miles since completion of rebuild.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like any further information.”

http://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/5078884678.html

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1951 CJ-3A Carson City, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Appears to run. Seller thinks this is an MB.

“1951 (MB) 451G Willy’s Jeep. 225 V6 with 4 speed, needs to be restored from the ground up. Comes with hard top and doors.”

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1946 CJ-2A Puyallup, WA $800

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Surprisingly original for a Tacoma area jeep.

“1946 Willys
Need a project??
Here is a 1946 willys Jeep ,good body, good frame, has a safari windshield,
original 4 cyl. engine (Not Running) and original trans.
It’s old and needs some of everything but is pretty solid and would make a great father son
project to teach a kid hands on auto repair skills and it’s not to big !!!
Or a good parts machine for the one dad has already…
the price is firm (for now) these are rare and hard to find
I do Not have a Title, Bill of sale only But will help with paperwork if neded
thanks”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/5078932482.html

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1946 & 1948 CJ-2As Clemmons, NC $5000

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No pics provided.

“Willys Jeeps CJ2A – 1946 & 1948 $5000 for all.

1946 CJ2A 95% Complete with Clear Title:
Frame restored with sandblasting and POR15 treatment.
Original MB 16″ Wheels and non-directional Tires.
New Floor Pans.
Original Flathead 4 motor turns.
Alternator for 12 volt conversion.

1948 CJ2A Parts Vehicle with Clear Title:
Complete Drivetrain.
Original 16″ Wheels.
4 extra original motors.
2 extra transmissions.
Lots of extra original parts.”

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/5076844888.html

 

 
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Just A Few Updates

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No updates today, but I did recycle a few old posts below. Ann’s grandfather passed away a couple days ago and his funeral was yesterday (lots of family in town last night). He lived a full life, so more relief than sadness that his suffering is no more.

 
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No Updates Sunday

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I’m taking the remainder of the weekend off. Look for updates Monday morning.

 
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1953 Photo and Story from Alaska

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Paul’s Goddess is always watching jeep photos. This photo includes a good story. This photo and story was assembled by Laurel Bill and posted to Facebook. I couldn’t locate an original story and link on Laurel’s website.

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“A group of Cordova Airlines passengers boarded jeeps at the May Creek Airfield in 1953 to go check out the ghost town of McCarthy and the old mining town of Kennicott where the Kennecott Copper Mine had operated. The two men in uniform were the pilots of the plane that flew these folks to the area, and the caption said they were having just as good a time as any of the passengers.

McCarthy was the turnaround station for the Copper River Northwestern Railroad, and hotels, restaurants and stores quickly popped up. Since no gambling or drinking alcohol was allowed in the mining town of Kennicott, McCarthy offered many diversions for the miners and railroad workers with its saloons and “red light” district.

At its peak, about 800 people lived in the town. But when the copper mine closed in 1938, McCarthy became a ghost town.”

 

 
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1951 CJ-3A Auburn, CA $2500

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A little rough. If it runs it might be worth a look.

“1951 Willys Overland CJ-3A with M38 Engine. ”

http://auburn.craigslist.org/cto/5007140952.html

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Year? CJ-3B St. Augustine, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(04/10/2015) Sell sounds eager to let it go.

“Great Jeep for Restoration Project
Motor Runs
Has a Clean Title
$2000.00 Or Best Offer … I really need the space so Come and Get It!!!”

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1949 CJ-2A Ogema, WI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

It’s got a fiberglass body, but has a rare 1949 CJ-2A VIN: 222769!

“Fiberglass tub, new paint, newer brakes, battery, starter, coil, original L-head 4 cylinder motor. Great runner. $6500 obo.”

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1950 M-38 Fort Worth, TX $6500

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Looks like there is a compression dent/damage near the driver’s entrance.

“1950 willys jeep. M38. Does run Excellant shape. 4 cylinder 4 wh drive. 3 speed New paint comes with a soft top. Have antique title. Great shape all the way around.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/4985525773.html

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1951 M-38 Monroe, LA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

The winch alone is probably worth $500 if it works.l

“This Jeep is for parts or restoration. It is not in driving condition. The body has a bit of rust, but not much considering the age. The transmission and transfer case are installed. The engine has the head removed, but included. The jeep has an old Warn 8K winch on it, not sure if it works. I don’t have a title.”

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Only a couple updates this morning

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We had a long day yesterday and the trip report took a while, so I will have to wait until Thursday morning to post more jeeps.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Berlin, CT $6400

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It has a replacement body with an MB lid.

“1949 Willys CJ3A. fresh engine, newer trans, 4″ lift with 32 swampers. Everything is new including the tub. Not a show jeep but could be with some Frame detailing. Nice driver. Im finishing up my next toy so its time for this to move on.”

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/4974660877.html

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1944 American Legion Magazine Jeep Illustrations

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The December 1944 issue of American Legion Magazine included these two jeep illustrations. You can download the entire issue here: The American Legion Magazine [Volume 37, No. 6 (December 1944)]

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1982 CJ-5 Dune Jeep Crystal, MI eBay

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Looks fun.

“Have a blast with this high performance CJ 5 dune Jeep, set up with reverse shift, Ford 9”
rear end with Posi Traction, 400 Auto transmission with a high performance 350 engine.  I am moving and no longer can use.  Comes with street tires and Paddle tires, serious inquiries only.”

View all the information on eBay

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Portland Swap Meet This Weekend

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The Portland Swap Meet celebrates its 51st year this weekend (April 10, 11, 12). Billed as the largest parts swap meet on the west coast, the event is hosted by 6 different auto clubs. There will be jeep-related folks there as well. I know for sure Willys America will be attending. As i understand there’s a pretty good showing of other 4×4 parts there, too.

Learn more here: http://portlandswapmeet.com

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Aluminum Top Lynnwood, WA $250

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Might be a good price.

“I have a WW2 mb/cj2a cold weather top. From the 1940’s. It is all aluminum and has all of it’s original glass. One window is broken. Asking $250 obo. No scrapers. Email or text me with any questions you have or to arrange pick up.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/4968364321.html

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1949 CJ-3A Bonham, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Looks like a good price. No title.

“I have a 1949 Jeep Willy for sale with a bill of sale only NO TITLE, Great for hunting lease, It does run well, NEEDS, breaks bleed out, replacement of muffler PIPE as it has hole in line. I am checking into title and these two repairs and if done price will go up accordingly. Please let me know if you are interested in it, Thanks and have a great day, ”

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Texas Trip Cancelled For Now

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I’m sorry to report that we’ve cancelled the 2015 Texas trip for the time being. We were supposed to begin the trip April 4th (tomorrow), but Ann’s 86yo grandfather’s health has slipped rapidly in the past couple of days. Hospice assistance is now being provided to him. While his death has been expected for some time, it’s imminent enough that we both feel it is better remain in Pasco.

If we find ourselves skipping Texas this year, we should still be getting to Colorado/Utah/Nevada. There are some places I need to visit and photograph for my current book, so that trip (maybe May??) might be the replacement. Mostly, I’m just itching for a good long trip after being cooped up in my office researching and writing most of the last six months.

 

 

 

 

 
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1955 Wagon Pinedale, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Just a great looking wagon.

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“I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD PART WITH MY WILLYS WAGON.  I MADE IT TOO NICE TO TAKE OFF ROAD.  PULLED MY AIRSTREAM BAMBI ONCE ON VACATION AND THATS ALL I USED IT FOR EXCEPT PARADES AND CAR SHOWS.

AIRSTREAM TRAILER IS NOT PART OF THIS AUCTION,  HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD.

TOTAL BODY-OFF RESTORATION WHICH INCLUDED POWDER COATED FRAME, TOTAL REBUILD OF ORIGINAL 4X4 RUNNING GEAR, GM POWER STEERING, CUSTOM FABRICATED X-MEMBERS, 8000 POUND WARN WINCH WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN USED, CUSTOM FRONT BUMPER AND WINCH MOUNT AND BUSH GUARD ALL SILVER POWDERCOATED THEN CLEARCOAT POWDERCOAT.  BODY HAS BEEN PAINTED WITH PPG URATHANE SINGLE STAGE WIHTOUT ANY CLEARCOAT, COLOR IS CORVETTE SILVER AND WHITE.  COLORSANDED AND BUFFED INSIDE AND OUT, ENGINE BAY WITH SAME DETAIL AS OUTSIDE.
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Own the BRC replica

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The folks producing the 4 wheel hero movie are having a raffle for a cj2a and offering the Bantam BRC as a reward for a significant donation. Learn more here:

 
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1948 Photo of the Squirrel Cage

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This unique press photo referred to as a Squirrel Cage for the Jeep has been featured in several publications.

Squirrel Cage for the jeep published in Mechanix Illistrated

A similar version was published in the Spokane Daily Chronicle.