The links to posts below show jeeps grouped by models, condition, and other ways. Some of these jeeps are for sale and others have been sold. If you are unsure whether a vehicle is still for sale or not, email me at d [at] ewillys.com for more info.
Importantly, the allure of buying a project jeep can be romantic. The reality of restoring a jeep can be quite different, expensive and overwhelming without the right tools and resources. So, tread carefully when purchasing a "project". If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam, feel free to contact me for help, comments or concerns .
“For sale a really Hard to find 1954 Willys Truck with a stock 4 cylinder stock engine 4X4 and manual transmission. Runs Drives and Stops. Text me at 214 87six 962four if you are interested and or to answer any questions.
Looking for a modern truck in a vintage package? Thanks to Guy, we now know of at least one option: Legacy Classic Trucks. Based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the company specializes in rebuilding classic trucks of all kinds, including Jeep Scramblers and Dodge Power Wagons. The Four Door Power Wagon below is one example. According to their website, most of their trucks are built to order with a variety of power train options and are priced accordingly.
Wally wrote me the other day to share information about a vintage jeep restoration and parts shop called Tonka Jeep Limited. The business has only been opened since 2012, however their service guy has more than 40 years experience working on jeeps. You can learn more about the company via the website or the Facebook page.
Tonka Jeep Limited started in 2012, following twenty-five years of being a vintage Jeep owner as a hobby. Our product and service offerings cover all Jeep and Jeep variants (Jeepster, Truck & Wagon) from 1941-1955. We’ve grown steadily, by offering hard to find original parts, NOS, as well as all reproduction parts. Along with parts, we offer complete rebuild services on all mechanical components. Restoration services are offered exclusively on both civilian and military Jeeps. Parts can be ordered through our website, or by email inquiry. Our means of contact is unique, as we don’t take phone calls, we found email contact to be faster and a more efficient way to service our clientele; our response times are usually same day, however, twenty-four hours is standard. Many have asked if we have a shop or store to come by and visit; for now no, but of course if you want to pick-up parts, we’ll gladly direct you to one of two locations, where inventory is stored.
Our website is: tonkajeepltd.com and email address for questions and ordering is; firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a photo of their promotional and work jeep, a 1943 GPW:
The photo is of the owner, after an all day product shoot for the website; the back-drop is a hood from a 1950 6 cylinder Station Wagon in the original Jamaica Green and yes, it is in excellent condition and for sale.
UPDATE: Ted’s got an updates on Bill’s FC truck collection. Bill will sell the collection for $4500. Both Ted and Chris have seen the collection and report below in the comments. Sounds like a good deal.
Jeepers Bar and Grille just opened in Spanaway, Washington (map). For me it is conveniently right on the way to my sister’s house in Roy. So, we’ll be stopping by at some point. Not only does it feature a CJ-3B on the menu and logo, but there are several large vintage jeep photos around the place. My cousin Eric dropped by on Thursday and told me they enjoyed the place.
The 545th Military Police Company has seen action in a variety of places. Some of this history is captured in a “Pictorial History of Vehicles” page they’ve assembled. Naturally, there is a section on jeeps. Below are a few of the photos. See all the photos here: http://www.545thmpassn.com/Vehicles.htm
This 1949 color photo shows the yellow and black paint scheme:
545th MP Co. Yellow Jeep, Camp McNair, Japan 1949
I think the purpose of this vehicle is pretty obvious:
This jeep was utilized exclusively to escort VIPs’ and General Officers at Camp Drake Note the abundance of red lights and the siren
This photo shows a good view of the black striped hood:
545th MP Co yellow jeep at Camp Drake, Japan circa 1949
Some of the M-38A1s had an unusual paint scheme:
545th MP Co. Willys Jeep near Mt. Fuji, Japan 1954 – 1955 — M-38A1
Maury forwarded this jeep-related website. It’s not entirely clear to me what the site is about, other than to encourage jeep owners to wave. I always wave in Biscuit, but never think about it in our new jeep.
Tom Perkins’ company Treeline Teardrop Trailers out of Petaluma, California, offers both road and offroad trailers. Tom’s considering the purchase of a CJ-3B, which I think would look good pulling on his trailers. Here’s an example of the offroad one below.
I happened upon this website while looking for some transmission information. As I scrolled through the page I was impressed with the amount and organization of information. I ended up spending time viewing a bunch of other pages. Since it is a Wiki-based website, people can make corrections and add information.
This green trailer ($1295) was highlighted in a Craigslist ad. It’s built and sold by Endurance Trailers out of Groveport, OH. It looks like they have a variety of Bantam-like models.
“Bantam style Off-Road Trailer
Constructed from heavy duty steel, fully welded seams, wrap around running board/step/luggage platform. Extremely versatile, rugged, and durable. The interior of bed had been coated with Herculiner. LED lights. Wheel & Tire options available.
David Wildenberg from Wildenberg Parts emailed me. They will soon be celebrating their 60th birthday! They deal in Jeep (MB, GPW, M38, M38A1 and cj models up to the CJ5) Dodge WC series and M37, GMC 352 and 353. Spare parts and vehicles. If you are in the Netherlands, drop by their warehouse.
Here’s a great photo from their early days. Look at all those jeeps!
Wildenberg BV was founded in 1954 in Zeist, the Netherlands, by Wildenberg Sr. The son of Mr Wildenberg, Etienne Wildenberg, also worked in the company, and took over in 1988.
Recently David, Etienne’s son, also joined the company. He is the third generation involved with the company, which makes Wildenberg BV a real family-business.
How it went further:
Selling parts was a beginning but the sale of military vehicles also became a part of the business. The company grew steadily and soon outgrew the location in Zeist, and relocated to its current location in Rhenen. The inventory kept growing and eventually the warehouse had to be expanded. This created more space for the enormous number of parts and military vehicles. The warehouse:
All these years of experience have resulted in a stock of over 2300 square meters! All parts are cataloged and displayed by type.
60th year anniversary: In 2014 our company exists 60 year. And we are going to celebrate that! With as start the new years drink on January 18 from 2 am to 6 am. The rest of the year we got lot’s of discounts. Package deals and free merchandise. We are also planning a party weekend and a Army-verhicle tour.
There weren’t many jeeps for sale yesterday, so not many updates today. On another note, I received this JP Magazine update yesterday. The new website’s address is: http://www.Fourwheeler.com/JP-Magazine. After a quick review of the site, it’s easy to see the site has received a major facelift and the JP brand has been suppressed in favor of the Four Wheeler Network brand.
“The JP Magazine website has moved, and we’d also like to welcome you to what we feel is the ultimate site for off-road content on the Web — the Four Wheeler Network.
What is the Four Wheeler Network? A group of six publications, including: JP,FourWheeler, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road, Off-Road, 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, and Mud Life. While the network will carry the FourWheeler banner, JP Magazine and each publication will have its own unique landing page with the same great stories and personalities you’ve come to expect.”