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1962 FC-170 Parts Lyndhurst, NJ

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No pics provided.

“Misc. parts from a 1962 FC 170, seats, switches, rare speedo cable, much more. NO BODY PARTS or DRIVETRAIN ITEMS. Call 201-741-1423”

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/2955287247.html

 
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1951 Wagon California **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

“Four-wheel drive Willys Jeep station wagon. It has a 1975 Buick V-6 odd fire engine (approximately 65k miles), a SM465 manual transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 30 with Power-lock front axles, and a Dana 44 with locker in the rear (axles are 4.10s). The drive train is in good working condition. It is suitable as a daily driver, and for longer trips. It’s a great camping vehicle.

12-volt system with upgraded headlights. It has a custom suspension, with Firestone inflatable air springs, and a towing receiver. All other parts are original, including the seats (all reupholstered), gauges, and wood floor strips. It is a California vehicle, with some rust and dents. The outside has been repainted once. Inside is all original paint. It would make a great project vehicle. Receipts for work done are available.”

 
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Prototype top on MB?

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Bob forwarded me this image.  We both felt the top looked more designed for GP, Bantam or Quad than for a MB/GPW.

Bob writes, “A woman at work gave me a small print today. Said it was in her aunt’s stuff when she died. It was taken around 1947. Looks like an MB sporting it’s combat wheels. It was her boyfriend who drove the jeep. He was int he Navy at the time, but I don’t know if it was his Jeep or the Navy’s. I think the top is pretty cool”

 
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Hi Jinx Jeepster

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Looking for anything Easter & Jeep related, I stumbled upon Jinx Faldenburg and her Jeepster named “Hi Jinx” at this website.  Since I had no idea who Jinx was, I had to look her up.  It turns out she was one of the first ‘supermodels’, while also being an actress, expert swimmer, and tennis player.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx_Falkenburg

 
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1946 CJ-2A Sauk Center, MN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. This is a no reserve auction so it will sell regardless of price. The bidding will start at $1.00. It starts good, runs good, and drives good. Original 4 cylinder L-head 134 flathead engine. Good shape. Carb will need to be cleaned or put a carb kit in it (choke has to be pulled out halfway to get it to run good). 4×4 seems to work good as well as the Hi-Lo Transmission. Tranny has a howl in high gear but not too bad. Missing brake access cover. Brakes work good. Clutch works good. Needs a new speedo cable. Speedo shows 1415 miles but not sure if it works (the speedo end of the cable is frayed). Temp and Oil Pressure.”

 
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Normal Updates Commencing Friday Evening

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After fourteen hours on the road yesterday, through sun, wind, snow, rain, fog, and nightfall, Ann and I returned safely to Pasco.  Between the scenery of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, the FC Roundup, and camping with my kids, and 3200 miles of driving, there was plenty of adventure and fun.  I even went 48 hours without internet connectivity!  Yes, it is still possible to escape the internet (if you have ATT — Ann (Verizon) and my daughter Kasia (Sprint) both had connectivity).

Speaking of my daughter, it was her 16th birthday April 2.  It is safe to say that her birthday evening was NOTHING like the My Super Sweet 16 over-the-top birthday parties on MTV.  The main reason for that is because I’m her dad and I’m horrible at putting together parites.   However, she took her ‘party’ in style as we celebrated at the Howard Johnson in St. George (the winds that night were to gusty to camp).   No doubt it will be memorable for her.

Regular updates return this evening.

Here’s Kasia’s Cake:

Here’s me, Karson (to my left), Colter (to my right), and, in the seat of honor, Kasia:

 
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Mannerspielplatz: Outdoor Adventures

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2006_06_01_actionpark_planFEATURED IN JANUARY, 2009

So, you wanna shoot guns, dig with backhoes, race a suzuki, work a jackhammer, and drive a dozer all in one day?  Where do you go?  How about a Disneyland for Dudes?

The most recent edition of Wired Magazine ran a very interesting article about the Mannerspielplatz, which I roughly translate as a “play place for men” (I knew those 3 years of highschool german would come in handy someday).  I went to the Mannerspielplatz, but even my rudimentary German isn’t quite enough to translate all the things you can do at this unique German park.

However, it did get me thinking — could you pull off something similar in the U.S.?  Of course, the version in my head has an jeep/4×4 focus, but adding some big machinery along with some old automobiles, a tank or some other cool stuff might really be fun.  Frankly, there’s all kinds of vehicles I always wanted to drive but never have had the chance.  If the insurance and liability issues could be successfully negotiated, which I’m sure they could, then this could be a really cool idea.

 
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Heading to Cedar Pockets to Camp

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After discovering Snow Canyon State Park was full yesterday, we decided to hold up in a motel last night.  Because of the crazy winds, camping didn’t sound all that great anyway.  Today, the winds have died down and we’ve found a new area to try:  Cedar Pockets, Az, a small area a little ways from I-15 in the northwest corner of the state.  It’s off of that one exit in the middle of the plunge through the tight rocky canyon as I-15 descends from St. George, Utah, to Littlefield, Az.  So, we’ll see what we think of that spot.  I expect no cell service there, so if there aren’t any updates for a few days, that is why.  However, I will re-run some older feature stories each day for fun.

Here’s an image from the area (not ours):

 

 
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1958 Wagon Classic Car Liquidators $8999

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Am I missing something?  This looks like a great price.  Fuel gauge doesn’t work.  It might even be financeable.

http://classiccarliquidators.com/classic-cars/1958/willys/wagon/5416714665

 
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No Updates Tonight (Monday Night)

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I’ll do some updates from the road on Tuesday.

 

 
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1957? M-38 Westmont, Illinois Make Offer

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The frame isn’t a M-38 frame.  Note this has the extra round springs in the rear.

“M 38 Willys Army Jeep for Parts vehicle Barn Find. as is where is….Leave phone # for response Best Offer”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/2920785597.html

 
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1952 M-38 Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $6000.

(03/09/2012) Nice looking M-38, though the dash is a bit patched.  This has the Bobcat fiberglass hood.

“Willys Flat Fender Jeep
Restored and is in Excellent Condition
Dana 44 Differentials in the front and the rear
Warn Hubs
Twin Stick Transfer Case
New tires and Bikini Top
Complete Full Soft Cab Enclosure w/Doors
Complete Painless Wiring Harness all redone front to back
Tilt Wheel
V6 Engine Swap w/3 Spd trans
Wood Grain Dash, Lockable Glove Box, and Under Seat Storage
New Tires
Lights and Everything Work
Don’t Miss this Ultra Clean Jeep”

 
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No Updates Tonight

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UPDATE:  Oops .. forgot the ‘http://’ on the front of the WAAAM Link.  Thanks for pointing that out Bill.   It works now.

Travelling tonight. Updates tomorrow (tuesday) including a report on our visit to the WAAAM.

Here’s  pic from the WAAAM.  I’m also tentatively scheduled to be back at the WAAAM during the second weekend of May for a book signing.

Here’s us at Washington State’s “Stonehenge” around noon on Monday.  That’s the Columbia River in the background.

 
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1953 CJ-3B Lake Elsinore, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $999

The engine runs.

“1953 willys cj3b. Have no more time for restoring. F-head engine does run. this is obviously a project vehicle. Has a Dana in the front and in the rear.
Rear was recently rebuilt. Asking $999.00 OBO”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Corvallis, Or $10,000

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This looks good.

“M-38 A1 (Korean War MP Model)
Freshly rebuilt engine, transmission, rear end, and radiator
transfer case recently serviced
new water pump
new paint
All original, all there!
will consider trade for a motorhome
For all questions call 541-401-7468”

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/2889619656.html

 
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WW2 Signal Corps Bulge photo captured Germans GIs Willys Jeep 11th Armored Div. on eBay

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“Nice original 4 x 5 inch Signal Corps photo taken by the 167th Signal photo company of 11th Armored Division soldiers bringing back two captured German prisoners. Notice the M3 grease gun and .30 cal. on this super clear photo. The soldiers in the photo are idd on the back as is the photographer with a date of Jan13, 1945. Check out my other auctions for more original WW1 and WW2 photos”

View the photo and info on eBay

 
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1951 M-38 Southern California eBay

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This isn’t stock, but appears to be a solid rig.

“This is a 1951 M38 Willys Jeep. Originally built for the US Military, it was sold as surplus in 1963, still unused in its wooden crate.It was bought by a family who converted it back then, to a GM V6 Fireball engine, free wheeling front hubs, and GM truck front brakes. It was used by this family for the next 46 years as a hunting vehicle. I bought it 3 years ago with 7,500 miles on the clock, which may or may not be accurate. I have added 2,000 miles since then.

I have had the vehicle completely restored during the 3 years, and just about everything has been either renovated, replaced or repaired. EVERYTHING! I use it as my local daily driver, and it has always been a hoot to drive, with about 160 hp instead of 65 hp. Everything works perfectly. It has a complete all weather Beechwood cover as well. It also has a towing bar.

It has been welcomed in all the 4th July parades and gets more attention at car gatherings than Ferraris’!

It is not 100% original, but it does look the part, and everyone smiles when they see it. You can even invade small countries at the weekend with it.

There is a reserve on it, equal to about what I have invested in it during my ownership, but I will not disclose this, so please do not ask.

Obviously there is no warranty, implied or otherwise, and I reserve the right to end the auction early as the car is for sale locally.”

View all the information on eBay

 
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1962 Truck California

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Mark listed this truck at jeeptruck.com today.  This looks very nice.

“1962 Willys 4X4 Jeep Pickup Truck for sale buy owner. Clear California title with current California Registration till Dec. 2012.

Driven daily. Original, with 230 ci. Overhead cam. 6 cylinder engine runs and drives as good as it looks. All drive train in good working condition. Has front locking hubs. It came stock with the 230 6 cylinder engine and 4.10 axle ratio. It is more driveable on the highway than most old Willys Jeep 4X4 Trucks. All lights, turn signals, brake lights, heater, wipers, defroster, and radio work. It has all original 16 inch wheels with 7.50 16 inch mud and snow tires.

The outside has been repainted once. Inside is all original paint.

Price is $8500.00

Location – California

Please call Jerry at:

(510) 799 4135 or (510) 799 4747”

http://www.jeeptruck.com/sale/salebd/adb110/adb110.html

 
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No Updates Tonight

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Updates Sunday.  But, if you need your fix, don’t forget about the new ebay listings pages.

 
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1951 Truck Colorado $8000

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Dave is selling his truck.

“1951 Jeep Willys Pickup with 289 Ford V8, runs great, must sell due to divorce, Asking $8,000 or best,  Dave 970-406-1272”

 
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No Updates Tonight

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I’m taking Sunday evening off.  Besides, a new episode of Downton Abbey is on tonight.  Yes, I’m hooked and I blame Ann and her mother for this!

 
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No Updates Tonight

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I’m heading to be early.  No updates until tomorrow night when we get back home.

 
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3 CJ-2As Canosia Township, Mi **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

The two 1948 jeeps run and drive ok.  This might be worth a look.

“FOR SALE- JEEP COLLECTORS JACKPOT:

1) 1948 cj2a Willys jeep with stock running gear, body and clean title. It starts, runs ok, and drives but needs some TLC (been stored for 20 years). The body is in good shape.

2) 1948 cj2a Willys jeep with stock running gear and clean title. Starts, runs, drives but also needs some TLC. The body tub has been redone in diamond plate. Needs front fenders.

3) 1946 cj2a Willys jeep with no title.(lost it in the fire and it was never in my name) Stock axles, transmission, and transfer case. It has a Buick 231 3.8L v6, 2 1/2″ suspension lift, 2″ body lift, and 36×12.50 tires on 15″ aluminum wheels. Body is really nice, jeep is not finished and hasn’t been run for a long time. I have the stock engine and I built the jeep so it could go back to stock.(no hacking) I also custom built power steering in it.

ALSO- a complete rolling chassis, extra transmissions, transfer cases, axles, and misc. parts.”

 
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CJ-2A Parts Las Vegas, Nv

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Various parts .. pics at the ad.

“Parts from a Jeep willys CJ2a 1946 & 1948

Clean frame $100.00 ( has been modified with wider spring perches but can be cut off )
$75.00 Grill & Lights
$75.00 Rear axle complete
$40.00 Front axle ( missing some parts passenger side inner axle )
$30.00 2 Rear leaf springs
$15.00 1 front spring
$30.00 front drive shaft
$30.00 rear drive shaft
$25.00 transmission parts ( taken apart good for parts )
$75.00 windshield frame and good glass 1948
$50.00 steering gearbox and shaft
$10.00 tie rods/steering each
$50.00 tail gate
$40.00 radiator ( Im sure needs cleaned out )”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/2828743855.html

 
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No Updates tonight (Wed Evening)

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Updates tomorrow.