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1953 M-38 Addison, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $25,998. **SOLD**

The name on the side of the jeep, Methow Valley, refers to an area on the east side of the Cascade Mountains along Highway 20. It’s a pretty area.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep
Amazing Condition GM Built 327 with aluminum head intake, T-10 4 speed, Headers, 2 gas tanks.
Best Of EVERYTHING!!
Over $20,000 In Running Gear Alone”

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A Couple Days Near Mt. Rainier

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I’ve caught up on a few things, but am still behind on eWillys. So, just a few posts tonight. More tomorrow. Also, I ordered the book proofs AND purchased www.amberpanels.com (not sure why I didn’t think to purchase that domain name sooner).

We had two blue-sky days of camping at Ohanapecosh and ZERO cell reception! The second night was a little noisy, thanks to a visit by the local Boys and Girls Club at two nearby camping spots. Oh well, at least it was pretty! Here are a few photos.

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This photo op was taken on the west side of White Pass heading toward Rainier. That’s Zollie (aka Mr. Personality) in my arms. He’s 1/2 dog and 1/2 . . . cat?

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Here’s our campsite with all of the National Park behind us (plus a few bears, too). I married into that bed . . . yes, we may camp, but we sleep comfortably!

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I was having some fun taking pictures. No shortage of trees to shoot. I liked the way this tree fell perfectly straight, but bent with the uneven ground.

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I was looking up from my camp chair and thought this would be a great shot. 30 photos later and I think I got it :-)

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Zollie is pretending to be a dog, but that didn’t last long. He got to the beach and warmed himself. He didn’t like the idea of swimming. The river is crystal clear at this point . . . beautiful!

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There used to be a bridge that spanned from the top of the bare spot on the right to an unseen spot to my left. It was washed out in 2006 and never replaced. It used to be a great trout spot, but they don’t stock it any more I was told.

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Here I am strumming my six string . . . my attempt to keep the bears away . . . and drown out the noise from the G&B Club kids.

 
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1948 CJ-2A Englewood, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6800.

(04/28/2013) The taillights are unusual. They might grow on me. I like how they fit.

“new All steel body, 5k miles on chev 305 v8 , 350 auto trans W/ B&M slap shifter , 2.5 ” lift on BDS suspension, 32×11.50 x 15 tires on steel rims, custom paint & pinstripes, bucket seats w/5 point harness, full roll cage , new soft top , have extra rear seats,”

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No Updates Sunday

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Well, I’d planned to do updates for Sunday, but an unexpected dinner of Thai food with Ann’s grandfather put me into a food coma, which led to some sound sleeping.

Today I expect to complete the last full edit review of the new book. Forty pages have been slashed, some logic improved, a little back history added, errors corrected, and explanations clarified. I expect to order a proof version monday morning and, if all is correct, announce it is ready for sale by mid-next week.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Simi Valley, Ca **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $$6495

(05/23/2012) This looks like a nice rig.

“Built for the Sand
ENGINE: 1975 GM TRUCK 350
• BORED .030 Over 383
• CAM: CRANE Hi Intensity
• CARBURETOR: HOLLEY Truck Avenger
• MANIFOLD: EDELBROCK
• HEADERS: HOOKER
• SERPENTINE BELT: HAWAIAN RACING
• WATER PUMP: EDELBLOCK

TRANSMISSION: TURBO 350
ROLL CAGE: R-T WELDING & FABRICATION
ELECTRICAL: PAINLESS Micro Fuse Harness
BATTERY: ODSESSEY PC1200 Sealed
RADIATOR ELECTRIC FANS: SYCLONE Dual S-Blade
SEATS: BEARD Suspension – new upholstery
TIRES: Street — GOODYEAR WRANGLERS
OFF ROAD PADDLES: SAND TIRES UNLIMITED”

 
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No Updates Wednesday

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I arrived back in Pasco today after a week+ absence, so I’m spending some time with my honey. No updates Wednesday.

On a side note, just a few miles outside of Renton an early Parkway Conversion drove by me. Not a sight i see every day! It had an early grille.

 
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Palomino Mower Jeep in Rushville, IN

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Bob and his wife spotted this rare Palomino Mower on Friday at the Pioneer Engineer’s Reunion.

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John’s Photos from Vietnam Circa 1964

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John took these photos almost fifty years ago when he went to Vietnam between 10/1963-10/1964.

This first photo is from Khe Sahn:

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Click on the photo and you’ll see a wagon on the right and, possibly, a CJ-3A on the left.john-vietnam2

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I think this ‘4×4’ would have been the most practical for getting places quickly.john-vietnam4

 
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Updates Mid Wednesday

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Ann and I had a ‘date night’ Tuesday night, so I didn’t get anything done.

Early Friday morning I plan to head for Portland where I’ll drop by the MVPA convention. I’ll spend a few hours there and then head north (via Herm’s place if he’s around — still have to call him). I’ll be in Seattle for at least a week. During the first week of August I’ll be dropping by the FC Event in Tacoma.

I’m half done tightening up the book (have dropped about twenty pages) and cleaned up bad transitions, dealt with a few logic problems, and fixed a variety of errors.

 
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4 Hurricane Wheels Kirklin, IN $100

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UPDATE: Still Available. These appear to sport Armstrong Desert Dogs, which aren’t the type of dogs with the meaty tread.

“Set of 4 Hurricane wheels 5 on 5 1/2. The tires aren’t any good but the wheels are in pretty good shape. Call or text 765-242-8909.”

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/pts/3947021706.html

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Updates later on Sunday

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Had a nice Saturday evening with Ann, so no updates in the morning. Some later on Sunday.

 
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No Updates Tonight

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No updates tonight.

I will be in Seattle for a week or more at the end of July, beginning of August. I’m pulling Biscuit’s engine and replacing the TH350 tranny for a T-18 (still have to locate that). I’ll also be dropping by the Northwest FC Get Together in Tacoma in early August.

On my way to Seattle, I was hoping to drop by the MVPA’s international convention in Portland (July 25-27th), but now am not sure whether I’ll have the time or not. Anyone going to that?

 
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Just a few updates tonight

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The kids leave on WEdnesday, so I’ll save most updates until after they leave. Then, I’ll start into the final updates for the book.

 
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No Updates until Sunday Evening

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We are spending the evening with Ann’s family in Monroe and then traveling back to Pasco on Sunday, so no updates until Monday morning. I’ll be out of email reach for most of that time.

 
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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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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.