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1946 CJ-2A/M-38 Sacramento, CA $2500

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This is a mix of parts.

“Stock 1946 cj2a with a 1950 m-38 body. Jeep also has a warn overdrive. Jeep ran when parked. This jeep needs to be restored. The only trade I would be interested in would be a old style flat fender jeep pickup. $2500.00. Jack 916-991-5756”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/3911825097.html

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Biscuit Gets a Bath

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Just this update for Tuesday. With our ‘blistering’ 95 degree day, I thought it would be a good idea to give Biscuit a bath on Monday. Amazingly, the kids thought so too. Kasia and Colter even helped!

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Here’s Colter using the compressor’s air nozzle to blow out the pine needles inside of it. Pine needles get into everything around here!

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Colter went from working to supervising Kasia. She listened to her music (note the earbud) and ignored him.

Once we got done washing the jeep, we decided to do a little jeeping.

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This is the back gate from the road to the pasture.

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Kasia took over the camera while I drove Colter, my niece Holly and my nephew Tommy all over.

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There’s only about an inch on either side of the jeep as I navigate between the stump in the foreground and the fence in the background. If you don’t like scratches, this isn’t the place for your jeep!

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You can see we hug the fence.  This is why I’m doing the driving! Not that I haven’t hit the fence once or twice . . .

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This is another stump that has to be rounded. The rear passenger wheel must be placed against it and then when the gas pedal is pressed just right, the tire bumps the stump and gets kicked out to the right. At least, that’s the theory.

 

 
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Just one post for now

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I had planned to do some posts, but I decided to sleep instead. So, until I get to the rest of the posts (which might not appear until monday), enjoy this great old ‘jeeping’ video forwarded by Colin.

 
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4 Turbines (2 different sizes) Monroe, GA $450

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I’ve never seen twelve inch wide turbines.

“THERE ARE 4 FOR SALE 2 15X5.5X 10 WITH EXLRG CENTER HOLE AND 2 15X5.5X12 WITH EXLRG CENTER HUB HOLE TIRES ARE VERY GOOD DECENT BUT OLD ,STILL HOLDIN AIR..THESES WERE THE WHEELS EVERYBODY WANTED FOR THEIR 67-79 4X4 AND WILL FIT 2WD AS WELL.NO I WILL NOT TAKE TIRES OFF, BUT I WILL TAKE PARTIAL TRADE AND LISTEN TO ANY OFFER.DOWNSIZING,GOT ALOT OF OLDER FORD TRUCK STUFF TO GET GONE CHEAP.770 207 0083”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/pts/3897543309.html

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No Updates Today

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We picked up my two youngest kids today, so no updates today.

 
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June 21: Trip is at an end after 10043 Miles

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We made it home after driving 10,043 miles through 27 states. Time to rest. I’ll summarize the trip tomorrow night. Thanks to everyone who helped make it so special!

 
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June 13th: Heinz History Museum

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Ann thought this was a good idea. Gotta humor her sometimes.

We stopped by the Heinz History Center Thursday June 13th in downtown Pittsburgh, but not after a little adventure. At one point SIRI highlighted two competing exits. Unsure which one to take, we guessed wrong had to drive an extra fifteen minutes. That SIRI is one tricky ‘helper’!

When we finally arrived we couldn’t find any parking. Fortunately, my wife is broken, so we have the handicapped pass. Otherwise, we’d have driven away.

The museum specialized in Western Pennsylvania history. Gerald had recommended we stop by and mentioned there was a jeep. So, I wasn’t surprised when we walked into the lobby and spotted a jeep right away on a first floor display. It turned out to be #1007 BRC-60. That means it was likely the 8th jeep ever built. It was donated to the museum in 1944 and looks in great shape.

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I wasn’t prepared for the other jeeps we saw. On the second floor we encountered a beautiful Bantam Speedster. I think my name was on that one somewhere. I was all ready to take it for a spin.

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Next we spotted a Bantam BRC-40 (third generation Bantam jeep). Note the Bantam factory photo to the right.

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Finally, we spotted the front of this wagon (with the rest painted as background)

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I’d hoped to find something in the gift store with Bantam on it, but there was nothing :-(.

Eventually, we landed in Canton and Bob and Mindy’s for the night (thanks for dinner Mindy!). Bob and Brenda joined us as well and we had a wonderful evening. On Friday morning we drove to the Bantam Festival. The shock of rising at 6am on Friday was too much for Ann, as she is now sacked out in the tent.

More from the Festival tomorrow.

 
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The Pig Cutting Board

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Tom Gallagher loves his CJ-3Bs. He also works with wood (professionally). Last summer he gave Ann and I a small pig cutting board as a marriage present. I use it every day and love it. If you are looking for a nice cutting board, check out one of his. (Not a paid endorsement or anything, but he did just launch a new website so I wanted to give him a plug).

http://www.pigcuttingboard.com

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Updates For the Next Couple of Days

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Between the Bantam Festival presentations on Friday and Saturday (both at 1pm at or near the History area — I can’t say for sure at the moment) and that fact that we are camping (which makes charging our equipment difficult), there will likely be few updates. I’ll throw up a few old posts though.

We will be camping at Amphitheater C.

SCHEDULE FRIDAY:
9AM: We will be arriving at Coopers Lake
1PM: My Presentation starts
1:30PM: I will be selling/signing Finding Virginia books and should have a couple more Amber Panels books as well.
5PM: We’ll be participating in the downtown Butler Jeep Rally

SCHEDULE SATURDAY:
1PM: My Presentation starts
1:30PM: I will be selling/signing Finding Virginia books and should have a couple more Amber Panels books as well.
3PM: Docent in history building? TBD
Evening: Eating at the “Pigout”

SCHEDULE SUNDAY:
We hope to be on the road by 11AM. We plan to stop in at the Packard Museum in Ohio.

I expect to have time Sunday evening to do updates.

 
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1953 CJ-3A Brady, NE No Price

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UPDATE: Was on eBay. Now on Craigslist.

(03/29/2013) Has rear PTO. Looks in good shape.

“I HAVE A 1953 WILLYS JEEP IN GOOD CONDITION, MODEL CJ3A, NEW CARBURETOR,NEW STARTER HAS A WINCH ON FRONT AND HAS PTO ON BACK, TAN IN COLOR, CONTACT 308-530-6418 OR 308-530-3423. IF INTERESTED IN PICTURES PLEASE CALL AND WE WILL SEND THEM.”

http://northplatte.craigslist.org/cto/3859701273.html

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Custom Flatfender St. Louis, MO $5500

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UPDATE: Now No Price. Was listed at $5500.

The work looks good, but the frontend design is unexpected.  Those old dogs look in good shape.

“I have a built from ground up 1944 Willys Jeep, it has a regular jeep frame and Willys body, extremely nice, never seen rain or anything, garage kept. NO TITLE, but can get a builders title. Have over $13,000 invested in it. Will sell for $3500 OBO, motivated seller. If live at far distance and unable to pick up, will deliver for fee. You can call/text 618-917-7777, for any questions you may have. tHANKSs”

http://carbondale.craigslist.org/cto/3843977840.html

 
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Next Stops

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Sunday evening we’ll be traveling to Burlington, VT. From there we’ll be going through the NY Mountains to reach Oswego, NY, monday night. Why Oswego? I am hoping to find out more about the two women who did the around-the-world tour in an FC. They were teachers at the University there.

Tuesday night we’ll land in the Buffalo/North Tonawanda area. If I can get a good price, we’ll stay there a week. We’ll be preparing for the Bantam Festival and our trip home.

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Leaving (A) Hollis Center, ME, in the afternoon. Arrive at (B) Burlington, VT, Sunday evening. Arrive at (C) Oswego, NY, Monday Evening. Arrive at (D) Buffalo, NY, Tuesday evening.

 
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Photo of Jeep at Specker Motors

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Marc spotted this reprinted photo on eBay. I tracked Specker Motors to Marquette, MI. You can see more pics here.

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No Updates today

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Spent the night last night in Connecticut and had a nice time meeting extended family I hadn’t ever met. We’ll likely be staying in southern Mass tonight. Then we’ll wind northward through Mass and into Maine. We’ve been talking about trying to reach Acadia NP. More tonight.

Oh, am behind on emails, so I hope to catch up tonight.

 
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Memorial Day Weekend: Karson, NYC and Debella Jeep Parts

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Peter Debella and I at Peter Debella Jeep Parts in Riverhead, Long Island.

On Saturday, we got cultured with Karson. First, we joined the rest of Manhattan and half of Connecticut when we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has been almost exactly thirty years since I’d last seen the museum at age 17. I’m pretty sure in the past thirty years the museum has doubled in size. Well, that or my 47 year old legs are a little more tired than they should be. I guess that’s the downside of spending the last three months either traveling or writing. I look forward to getting back into shape when we return to Pasco.

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This was my wife’s idea. That’s all I”m saying.

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After the museum, we braved the cold and rain as Karson led us to his favorite noodle shop in Chinatown near the Manhattan bridge. The place was a hole-in-the wall with barely enough for the three of us, let alone the twenty three people who squeezed into the tiny lobby to escape the rain. I handed Karson a twenty dollar bill and told him to order enough dumplings for us. I was surprised to see him return with twenty dumplings and beef pancake, along with fifteen dollars in change. The food was awesome! We quickly gobbled through it, so I ordered more. $6.50 later we had more dumplings and another beef pancake. Who would have thought that we’d roll out of the tiny lobby stuffed with great tasting food for under twelve dollars! Well done Karson!

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On Monday we dropped off Karson at his ‘home’ (an Extended Stay Inn), exchanged good byes, and headed to meet with Peter Debella. Peter runs Peter Debella Jeep Parts. He invited Ann and I out to see some of the jeeps and parts he has.

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This unlucky parts jeep got hit by a falling tree during a storm.

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1948 CJ-2A Aumsville, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

This build looks clean, but having the speakers mounted like they are means you’ll have to cover them whenever jeeping. Maybe that part is removable? The hood scoop is unusually shaped.

“1948 willys sb400 chevy 3 spd runs good all new wiring ,gauges ,seats ,stereo ,33 baja claws on weld wheels real head turner $5500.00”

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Buffalo News Article

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Thanks to Gary, I got connected to the Buffalo News, which picked up my story of bringing a plaque of my great great grandfather Rudolph Wurlitzer to the North Tonanwanda History Museum.

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130525/CITYANDREGION/130529746/1019

 
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Year? CJ-2A Rio Verde, AZ $2500

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This jeep has floating rear hubs and the crank starter.

“This jeep has a crank start as well, original windshield.
4 wheel dtive.
OBO”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/atq/3819199818.html

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East Coast Willys Club

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CORRECTION: I accidentally wrote that Paul launched this new website when is was actually Kyle.

Kyle Butcher has launched a new jeep club. He asked me to share that information:

This New club merges pre-1970 jeep loving people. It isn’t just for flat fenders but all classic Jeeps. Great start and great group of people. There are also multiple options. You can join as a member and recieve member benefits or just go on the forum and the facebook for free, up to you. http://www.eastcoastwillys.org and east coast willys association on facebook.

This is an organization to bring pre 1970 Jeep enthusiasts together.
To join go to the online store and select membership.
ANYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN AND PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS. THIS IS BASED OFF OF PRE 1970 JEEPS AND EVENTS ARE DESIGNED FOR THOSE VEHICLES.

 
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1953 Parade in Which Texas Town?

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Joe submitted these pics and question:

Question: What happens when you combine the festive atmosphere of the Texas State Fair, a U.S. Army Band and a battalion of M38 Army Jeeps.

Answer: You have a huge parade and tax the driving skills of 24 soldiers with driving in close-order formation.

These LIFE photos by John Dominis are available for sale on the internet. Do an Image Search on “LIFE Jeep-Borne Army Band”. I count 24 jeeps………. Can anyone identify the name of the city in Texas where this was photographed?

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/34e6a0f9c68b49a8.html:

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Happy Mothers Day — No Updates Tonight

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Between Antique Fire Engines, 16,000 toys, and a French Laundry, our trip from Mackinaw City to Fenton, MI, proved to be fascinating and fun. We have plenty of pics to share, but those will have to wait for at least a day.

Happy Mother’s Day MOM!

 
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Sailor Driving CJ-3A Pulling a Stage

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I’m sure there’s a story behind it, but I fear we’ll never know why a sailor was driving a CJ-3A and pulling a stage through a neighborhood.

“Original vintage snapshot photo, circa 1940s or 1950s. Sailor at the wheel of a Jeep, pulling a trailer that looks to be a stage – “When The Rains Came.” We do not have any details about the location of this photo. Some minor age toning, otherwise a nice image- as seen in scans. Measures about 2-3/8″ x 3.5″

View all the information on ebay

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1946 CJ-2A Elk Grove, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

“VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
Presented today for your consideration is a 1946 Willys Jeep Flat Fender. This vehicle is street legal and set up for your off road adventure. Willys jeeps from this era are very hard to find and this one is set up right. Fold down the front window, remove the top, put it into “climb like a mountain goat” low-low and enjoy the great performance of this true American icon! Back seat area with seat belts lets the whole family enjoy the ride, or simply pile in your buddies and a cooler and hit the trails! No rust underneath, or on body panels. ”

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Sorry for the technical delay

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Hi all. We had a temporary technical delay. Something was gnawing at the sites resources. I suspect bots are attacking . . . again.

We are just entering St. Paul. After an absence of jeeps for the last two days, we finally spotted a CJ-2A perched on the hillside along I-94. More on that tomorrow.

 
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1988 Forumla Desert Dog Ad on eBay

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What interests me about this ad is the date. I thought Formula Tires had been sold and was dead. I bought mine in 1985 and they were hard to find by that point.

“Size is approximately 8″X11”

View all the information on ebay

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