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No updates tonight

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Updates Monday …

 
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Thanks Louis!

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Last night, Louis, who lives on Long Island, and I met up for a bite to eat.  He suggested the meeting after hearing I would be on Long Island this week.  Patient with my ever changing schedule, we agreed to meet around 8pm last night and had a fine time talking jeeps and life.  I learned during our meeting that he has a very low mileage FC-150 and a 1965 CJ-5. He promised to share some pics with us.

So, thanks to Louis for taking the time to drive to meet me and for buying me some food!!

 

 

 
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UPDATES in the Morning

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I’m exhausted and my broadband is running out of juice, so updates in the morning.

 
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A few eBay ads …

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I”m running short on time, so here they are …

1962 Wagon 1 owner: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160653528631+&viewitem=

1947 CJ-2A:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140608839333+&viewitem=

MB & GPW and more from the Netherlands: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290611762979+&viewitem=

1946 VEC CJ-2A that I think I’ve seen for sale previously: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300601688039+&viewitem=

 
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no updates tonight

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No updates tonight. Updates tomorrow.

 
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CJ-2A Windshield Question

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A reader asked me the following question and i didn’t know the answer.

“Can the the fold down split windshields and solid windshield be interchanged without mods?”

 

 
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Back on Track today .. sort of

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UPDATE: Laundry, lunch, done .. now for  updates.

(from Thursday ) I went jeeping in a ford mustang for a couple days and got stuck on a faraway island with only canadian wireless. It turns out those crazy canadians dont want to share their wireless cheaply. We are talking dollars a minute in international charges. So, while i love you all, i dont love you that much 🙂

Even in this remote, faraway place, my intrepid jeep instincts didnt fail me. I spotted gpw #4484 (or thereabouts) housed in a glass paned garage no less at a house for sale. No one was home so we let ourselves in to take some pics. It even has an interesting winshield mod.

I will return to the real world late tonight with some updates and pics of the gpw i found.

 
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CJ-3A Body Kit Options

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A reader plans to buy a CJ-3A body kit for his 1949 CJ-3A.  He was leaning towards either Morris 4×4 Center or Willys Overland. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with a full body kit purchase?

 
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No Updates Tonight

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Updates tomorrow (sat)

 
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More updates in the morning

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I got a few updates done before my FireFox Browser crashed, taking with it the remaining links I was going to post.  So, I’m going to sleep and will try again in the morning!

– D

 
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Saturday Night Update

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So, I go away for one night (hanging out in Yakima)…. though a fun night …  and the search site (jaxed)  that I have used faithfully for 4 years to find old willys & jeeps for sale across the US receives a cease and desist letter from Craigslist lawyers.  I have seen that happen to other sites, but somehow jaxed could always get around it, until now.

While I can still search through a mashed up collection of individual craigslist sites through SearchTempest, searching nation-wide will be more difficult (or at least time consuming using SearchTempest).  So, I will spend a day or two trying to figure out another method.  One way or another I will have updates Sunday night.

In the meantime, I finished draft 3 of my book, which involves jeeps and more.  The reviews I have received are extremely positive, so I hope to complete one more draft and then have it ready sometime in September for ebooks (real books will take longer, but I hope will come at some point too).  Here’s a draft of the book cover:

– Dave

 
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1948 CJ-2A Batesville, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

“I have a 1948 Willy’s Jeep CJ1. Not running. Body is solid and complete.”

 
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1962 Wagon Cleveland, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

There may be some value here?

“1962 willis jeep needs gas tank to run phone ”

 

 
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1942 MB Rosamond, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000.

Bill forwarded this MB/GPW.  There have been a few updates on this.  I didn’t know there were lighters in WWII jeeps!  That must have been handy for keeping their cell phones charged, too.

“42′ Willys Jeep. W/4 cylender Chevy motor. 4X4, 4 shifters,front and rear locking hubs,tow bar,Full vynyl top&doors. New battery, New alternater. Runs perfect. The lighter even works. Asking $9,000 OBO. Serious inquires/offers only please. Email if interested. thank you.”

 
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1961 Truck Rocky Ford, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,500.

“1961 Jeep Willys Pickup, serial number 55268-64738. The title is clean and in my possession.

It is powered by a Ford 302 small block V8. The engine is used but starts and runs nicely. The three speed transmission and transfer case are original. The four wheel drive works great. There is an aftermarket overdrive installed and it will cruise at highway speeds. The rims are aftermarket chrome-alloy and the tires are barely used.

Mechanical updates include: power brakes, electrical engine fan, new fuel tank, and dual exhaust with cherry bombs. The steering is still original but has been overhauled including a new steering wheel. The bed is lined with Herculiner roll on bed liner. The interior is restored with new upholstery, rubber flooring, and door panels. The door and floor panels are new and made out of an oak veneer.

The carburetor needs a tune up and the suspension is sagging and needs updated. There is a crack in the top corner of the driver’s side window. If the battery is not unplugged after driving it will drain over long periods of time. The paint is in decent condition with only minor scratches and chips. Rust is minimal. ”

 
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1947 CJ-2A York, Pa $9500

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The tub is brand new.

“Clear title. New remanufactured tub/body- red, no rust. Completely rebuilt engine and running gear 4 plus years ago, almost zero miles since. Replaced Carter W/O 636-SA carburetor. Seats refinished to new condition, rear bench seat. 5 new 600×16 tires. New master cylinder, elec. wiper assy, spare tire bracket (not installed). New convertable top (tiger top by Best). Padded roll bar. Converted to 12 volts. New battery. New starter relay. New exhaust system- 4 plus years. Has PTO transmission with shifter. Clean unrusted frame. New floor mat. Has seat belt for driver. Have non attached power take off and drive shaft. (rare). Will consider offers. Over $5,000.00 in new parts.”

http://york.craigslist.org/cto/2523268200.html

 
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No Updates Tonight

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Updates Monday

 
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1950 M-38 Austin, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

“i have a 1950 jeep m38 no title has a motor and trany.”

 
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Ford V-8 Headers Burket, Indiana $300

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Steve is selling these headers.

He writes, “these are a new set of advanced adapter headers, the way my engine was installed i cant use them, i want 300.00, payed almost 400.00”

 
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No Updates Tonight

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Grandma’s house is full of hungry teenagers, including some of mine.  Duty calls and tummies need satiation; so, I must forgo updates tonight.

 
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No updates tonight

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updates tomorrow.

 
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No Updates Tuesday Night Either …

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UPDATE:  We made it to Seattle, but the day was long and I’m exhausted.  So, I will post in the morning (yes, I really will!).

I had planned to do updates tonight, but my kids arrived today, so the video games are trumping jeeps for the evening.

We are heading to Seattle in the morning to spend the week up there.  However, I decided to plan a stop in Baker City and, finally, check out the “Paint Your Wagon” exhibit at the Oregon Trail Regional Museum.  As a LONG time fan of the movie (Dad was a fan and, for better or worse, passed on the legacy) I have always wanted to stop there, but wanted to bring the kids along.  And, yes, I can sing every song on the sound track, most by memory.  That’s what happens when you get trapped on road trips in your parents’ motor home as a kid for hours at a time with only a few eight track tapes in the motorhome — you hear the same ones over and over and over.

 
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Updates Tonight

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As you can probably guess, I didn’t quite get to updates this morning .. soooooo, I shall do them tonight.  However, I’m sure you’ll feel better knowing that most of my garage is now packed and cleaned!

 
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No Updates Tonight

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I’ll post some tomorrow morning …

– Dave

 
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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.