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Updates tomorrow morning

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Updates monday morning, probably right after dad calls from the hospital at 6:30am to tell mom and I that he is awake.  lol … yeah, he’s back to his ol’ self.

 
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Wasn’t that fun?

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I’m happy to report dad has some kind of blood infection that a couple antibiotic doses seem to have solved.  It’s amazing how big a difference that made, turning him from a near zombie into his normal self.  So, another crisis averted.  Onto the next one.

Ask and ye shall receive (another crisis that is) . . . for as I rejoiced over dad’s sudden turnaround this afternoon, I checked ewillys on my phone in the hospital room only to discover my webhost has once again suspended my account (3rd time in a year) for a database spike.

So, if you wandered over to the site and found the subtle “ACCOUNT SUSPENDED NOTICE”, that’s why it was there for about 5 hours today.  And when they suspend it, they suspend it all.  Everything gets turned off, including my email and my access to fix any problems.

The support folks at my webhost have convinced themselves that I understand some of the esoteric details of mysql programming, despite my emails to the contrary.  Over the past few hours, emails have been exchanged in which I indicated that I could neither replicate the problem nor understand exactly what the problem was.  Their response is ‘you have 24 hours to fix the problem’.

I’ve concluded it is kind of like working with the Idaho DMV (see post below if you don’t understand that reference) . . .

UPDATES will start about 9:00ish pm PST.

BTW, if you wander by the site this weekend and it is down again, it’s because I’m moving the site to a new webhost.

 

 
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No Updates Tonight

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Dad’s back in the hospital, so I’m driving back up to Seattle this evening.

 
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1951? CJ-3B Penrose, Co **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

It’s rough. It’s also later CJ-3B, as it has the large speedometer.

“My dad has a 1951 CJ3B. Its a work in progress. It has a ’79 Buick V6 motor. Military PTO winch on the front, shaft driven. There are 7 16” tractor tired on ford pickup wheels that goes with it. Its a good project that some one can finish. We didnt have the time or money to finish it.

 
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No Updates Tonight (Sunday)

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I had a long battle repairing my parents tractor/mower today.  I won, but not by much. It was one of those days where I made 3 different trips down to home depot for a mower belt, receiving the wrong one twice.  In addition, four different bolts broke, too rusted to turn, forcing me to drill them out, which in turn forced me to improvise a new mounting solution for a blade assembly.  If i wanted to do all that work, I’d by another jeep!!

 
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No updates tonight

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I didn’t see too many jeeps, so I’ll skip tonight and post on Friday.

 
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No Updates Tonight

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Have a good night.  Updates Saturday.

 
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1954 Model? Rapid City, SD $1000

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No pics provided.

“MAJOR restoration project. Body very rough. Enginge did run when it was pulled 5 years ago. Some new parts.”

http://rapidcity.craigslist.org/cto/2349477401.html

 
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1951 M-38 Claremore, OK **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Needs some work.

“1951 M38 Jeep. has set for too long. it does run. needs seats and brakes adjusted. body is solid but needs some paint. great for restoration , or use as is for play. $1500 for $2000 I will throw in two extra fullsize chevy diffs. and a 1978 cj5 parts jeep”

 

 
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No Updates Tonight

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No Updates Tonight

 
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Server having problems tonight

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About 10:30pm my time my server company began having problems.  This has not only affected my site, but other sites hosted by the company (including their own website).

Hopefully, they will get this resolved soon … I was able to complete a variety of updates though …

 
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Year? Model? Charlotte, NC $1500

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No pics provided.

“the motor runs just like new and the tires are almost new matched set of mudgrips , runs and drives fine, gears and clitch and steering work fine but has no brakes except parking brake, all new brakes incldding drums, shoes wheel cylinders, master cylinders, etc will cost 4 to 6 hundred dollars but if you turn the drums, that saves 400 dollars, the drums are almost a 100 dollars each.

sheet metal is decent on front but poor on back end, there is no top but the windshield is good

frame and suspension in good condition, but floor very rusty but patched.

military NO TITLE, easy to get one in Va , don’t know about NC

If you don’t include your phone number I will not reply, you are wasting my time if you are not interested enough to talk on the phone.

may negotiate a little on the price or take running stick shift 40 mpg car in trade, swaps fpr building materials, sporting goods, fasrm stuff considered ”

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/2318984786.html

 
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Year? CJ-2A Beaumont, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

There’s $200 of value here. The rims look unusual.

“Willy’s jeep was an off road project that I never started. You haul.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Stephenville, Tx $5500

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UPDATE: I thought this had sold on eBay for $7000, but it’s back for $5500 on Craigslist.

The seller believes this was the original body, but it looks more like a repo body to me.  Also, there’s been a good deal of welding along the passenger front frame rail and along the underside of the driver’s side rail, which could indicate the original rails weren’t in good condition.  Also note the modified transmission undercarriage.

“Original Steel tub, No rust, no rot, just some minor surface rust here and there

  • Paint is older, with some peeling, cracking and fading here and there
  • Solid frame, blocked and braced for strength
  • Full Roll Cage,  with an overhead TUFFY Security Box, a AM-FM CD player 2 6×9’s under the seats
  • 1992 Chevy 4.3  V6 MOTOR with a Chevy SM420 4 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Mallory MSD ignition, coil and distributor
  • Edelbrock manifold and carb
  • Syclone elec fan keeps it all cool
  • Power steering, Power brakes
  • Dana 18 Transfer case with a Warn Overdrive
  • Dana 20 Front differential with Lock-Rite Lockers
  • Dana 44 Rear differential with OX Lock Locker and 538 Gears
  • 2 “ Lift Super Lift springs and shocks all around and Terra-Flex shackles in the rear
  • Front steering stabilizer
  • 33 Inch Mud Brute tires, like new
  • BEST Top top in fair condition with a Bikini top shown in pics
  • Best Top trail cover
  • Full Autometer gauges, all work.  All lights, horn, blinkers work.
  • Elec Windshield wipers
  • Under dash Elec heater, blows HOT air
  • Bucket seats with lap seat belts”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/cto/2305106509.html

 
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Updates Sun Morning

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Updates tomorrow morning.

 
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No Updates Tonight (Thurs Night)

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See ya Friday Night!

 
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Internet Flakey Tonight — No Updates

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The internet is being flaky at the motel, so no updates tonight.  I’ll catch up tomorrow.

– Dave

 
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Boom … out went my lights.

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Ooops.  I guess I was tired last night!  After a few updates to ewillys, i went out for some Pho Noodle Soup, came back to my motel room (I’m in Salt Lake for a couple days) and planned to do more updates.  Instead, I closed my eyes for just a minute and … boom … I was out.  So, I’ll sneak in some more this morning.

 
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Jeeps For Sale China Springs, Tx

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Here are some jeeps for sale.  It sounds like there are more for sale as well.  The 1954 CJ-3B was priced at $15k last month.

“Complete vehicles: 1948 Willy’s Sedan Delivery; 1946 CJ2-A with 350 Chevy; 1946 CJ2-A Stock; Fully restored 1954 CJ3-B with PTO winch and PTO outdrive.

Parts for sale:
Motor: 265ci V8 Chevrolet
Transmission to Transfer Case Adapter: Chevy 4 Speed to NP205; 700R to NP208 –
Transmissions: T90 Top Loader and Side Shift; T4; SR4
Diffs: Model 30 for YJ; Front & Rear for 45-71 CJ; Dana 44 6-Hole Front Transfer Cases: Dana 18; NP 231; Quadra Track; NP 241C; 205;
Body Parts: CJ5 Grill ; CJ7 Grill

Huge inventory of parts motors, transmissions, body parts, axle’s, rear end, front end, complete restored jeeps

(254) 836-9922

http://waco.craigslist.org/pts/2262204680.html

 
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No updates tonight

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No updates tonight.  I’m wiped!  See you Sunday night.

 
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Update from the Bantam Festival — Aug 12-14, 2011

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I received an update from the Bantam Festival folks. Click on the banner to read about the updates. I still haven’t made the decision whether I”m going or not.  If I go, I’d like to spend another week or two in the NY area doing some family research, but that means I’ll be gone a month, so have to figure out the logistics to make that happen.

 
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Updates will be late tonight

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I made my way, through snow, sleet, and plenty of rain, to Seattle this evening.  So, if I get a chance to do updates, they’ll be pretty late.

 
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Mini Jeeps

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These mini jeeps do a pretty good job of climbing.  Check out this video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZMxgEkly4k&feature=related

Here’s a UN version: http://wwww.kurumaerabi.com/?page=shop&store_id=11685

Here’s a seller out of Germany

 
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No Updates Tonight

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See you tomorrow (Saturday)

 
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Up Close and Pickin’ Over at WillysJeep

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Tim asked me to put together a little about myself and eWillyls for him to publish.  You can check out what I wrote over at WillysJeep.com. (or the full post here)