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1960 CJ-3B Ellensburg, WA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has mods. Still needs a little bit of work of some kind.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2448372681935515/

“Nice willys new or rebuilt everything.225 oddfire, t90, twin stick transfer case,power steering,new wiring harness,4v carb,headers,2.5 inch exhaust, new gauges, aluminum radiator. About 90% done.needs to be finished, meny more pictures.”

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1949 Jeepster Burken, WA $4250

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2451035458297369/

“4th ’49 Jeepster made. 85,000 miles. Original floor boards very very minor rust. Runs great! New brakes. Fun to drive and gets lots of thumbs up”

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1953 M-38A1 Benton City, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2399347760317982/

“1953 Military Jeep M38A1. Selling my military jeep. Lots of work done, including, brakes, new radiator, new top, batteries, and much more.. This jeep has no rust!!. Body in great shape. A great survivor. Selling to fund another project. Has original 24 volt electrical system. Comes with Overdrive transmission/PTO. Also has side canvas doors. (Full winter top). Also has factory hard top, but do not have hard top doors.”

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1952 M-38 Yreka, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(06/17/2019) May have an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/602524426991177/

“My dads old Jeep runs and drives new seats and fuel system m38 original military have clean title in my name ”

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1948 CJ-2A San Francisco, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of mods to this jeep. The rear PTO bar has been accessorized a bit.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472667696982553/

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“OR SALE 1948 WILLYS Solid starting point for a PROJECT. 283 with LT-1 intake, advance adapter headers, advance adapter side pipes, 2 piece scatter shield, Muncie 4 speed, warn overdrive, Dana transfer case, custom built front and rear drive shafts, Dana front with a DANA 60 rear (yes that is a 1 ton rear end) end both sporting 5:38 gears. Locking hubs on the front. GM steering box and column, Hurst linkage, 2 10 gallon fuel tanks. Sand roll bar with a full cage. Same owner since around 1979. I wanted to rebuild it to it’s former glory but just don’t see it happening.”

 
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1951 M-38 PIlot Hill, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I believe this pic was taken prior to disassembly.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2470755753241277/

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“951 M38 Willy’s Military Jeep. It has been converted to 12 volt. I have taken this down to the frame and started to put it back together. It ran and drove before my restoration began. I have lost interest in the project. It has a: Buick V6 even fire out of an early Grand National (better than the odd fires) Dana 27 front axle Dana 44 Rear axle Brand new Rancho 2.5 inch lift kit with new leafs and shocks Muncie SM420 4-speed T-18 Transfer case (brand new adapter from Novak) Super Swamper 32.5 inch tires (5 of them) Front Disc Brakes Power Steering

Parts that come with it: New wiring harness New gauges 4 New Hummer seats, cushions and seat belts Soft top with doors (old has some holes) Aluminum radiator and electric fan Brand new heater All the brass placards for the dash Roll bar New brake lines Many many more parts. All the parts are there to get it back on the road. It is currently on a DJ-5 frame which is 3/4 of the way boxed in, the original frame will come with it also if looking to restore back to original. You will need a trailer to pick this up and a way to haul all the parts. It’s registered non-op and has original CA black lic plate.”

 
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1947 Wagon Lexington, KY $3250

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

There’s plenty of work to be done on this wagon. I just liked the old lettering along the side. The hood  has the pre-war W-O design on it.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/pts/d/liberty-47-willys-jeep/7053030780.html

“For sale 1947 willys jeep overlander. No motor or trans. Asking 3250.00 obo make a great project. Has tenn title”

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1943 MB & 1952 CJ-3A Sedro Woolley, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, MB

Not a whole lot of value in the MB. The 3A looks like a project (only one pic provided).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498625227429128/

“Selling my 1943 willys and my 1952 willys cj3a only have title for the 1943 it is a Ford mb. Bill of sale on the 52. Have tons of parts this is a package deal for both firm on price.”

CJ-3A:

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MB:

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1947 CJ-2A Boring, OR $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Runs, but not road worthy. Has Suzuki Samurai axles.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/552624562252854/

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“Note: … It Runs now. Still nds work but moves under it’s own power! if u see this ad, YES its available. ….47 willys jeep, Cj2a. Awesome shape, see pix, no rust bucket here! Has tasteful mods. But not hacked apart like most. Original flathead 4cyl. Engine. Samurai axles, disc brake front. 4″ superlift springs, Gm tilt column, 12v conversion. Was a great ol’ huntin rig. Got put in barn for last 5 to 7 yrs. Got it running still needs dialed in. So No u can’t *drive it home sorry. Have clear title in hand. Price is $3900 cash only, no trade. Go see the rest and you’ll realize its a good deal on this 1! Bring trailer and cash if u want to check it out.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Taylorsville, UT $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/739586449781260/

““46 Willy”s Jeep 350 Chev V8/automatic trans, front disc brakes. Runs/drives. Needs work from sitting. Needs radiator, lighting and gauges wired.”

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Year? CJ-3B? Eastern Washington $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

This is listed as a 1952, but has a replacement CJ-3B body. Appears the fire wall has been removed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/731776807314522/

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“Custom Willy’s high hood project. Stretched custom frame,new paint,stainless fenders,9 inch ford 538 gear 44 front. Have everything to put together windshield frame soft top exc. make awsome mud bogger or sand drag. Have Lenco 2 speed with Dana 20 transfer case air shift. Lots parts to go with set up for sbc or bbc. Lost interest my bad ! Trades welcome”

 

 
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1951 CJ-3A Port Angeles, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available? This is still listed on Facebook.

(08/06/2019) This is a definite 80’s throwback build. The diamond-plating, the engine selection, the high-back bucket seats, and the bobcat hood were all popular northwest mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/497639894112432/

“Thinking about selling my 1951 Willy’s, it has a 151 iron duke 4 cylinder Chevy engine with a 3 speed manual, power steering and a Chevy tilt wheel, 33×13.5 R15 TSL boggers that are almost, new shocks, a 9,000 lb winch, comes with soft doors and soft top, it needs some minor things here and there, but it runs and drives, looking to get 5,500”

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1954 CJ-3B Raymond, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available?

(11/06/2019) Has a variety of updates including the custom hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/916236715427892/

“Original 4 cylinder, runs and drives like a old Jeep should. 4X 4 works great”

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1951 CJ-3A Yakima, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1539220572891825/

“Project jeep. 1951 flat fender willys. Toyota rear ends, 4.3L v6 engine. 350 turbo tranny automatic. 209 transfer. Mileage is unknown, just picked a number for the listing. Owner doesn’t have time for a project. Open to trade for cows, 4 wheelers, what else you got?”

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Hubcap Branding by Willys Overland/Willys Motors

• CATEGORIES: Features

For decades car makers have used hubcaps as a way to promote their brands, so it’s not surprising that Willys-Overland and Willys Motors also did that, specifically with W-Os and Ws. Now, I’m most definitely no hubcap expert, but I’ll take a stab at this anyway based on some Google searches (what could go wrong with that?).

In Willys-Overland’s case, one of the earliest examples of the W-O branding appearing on a hubcap was this 1932/1933 Overland 8-88s:

By 1939 (possibly earlier), the Willys-Overland sedan was sporting a more familiar arrangement, a large W over a broken O:

Based on that hubcap, we can also date the original version of this sign, which pops up on the internet quite frequently, to the late 1930s:

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In 1940, Willys changed it up to show WILLYS in all caps:

For the 1941 Willys Americar, the company created a much fancier hubcap:

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Early 1950s: The W Logo

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

(This is an extension of the hubcap post above, but also covers how the angular W was used in other ways)

In 1952, Willys-Overland introduced the Aero line of cars. They sported a new hubcap that featured only the W, along with a W on the front of the car and Willys script along the side.

The hubcap would be used throughout the Aero car line for the next four years.

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Note that this May 03, 1952, ad from the Evening post includes the Jeep logo and the new angled W logo for marketing purposes. The anglular W logo would end up on the front of Aeros, on the covers of a variety of documents as well, such as parts catalogs.

The 1952 Mechanic’s Manual below shows how the W logo was used on covers.

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1952 Manual with the W logo on it.

This page is from a 1952 owner’s manual; it demonstrates that the Willys-Overland Export Company had already been formed by 1952, so it was a pre-Kaiser creation.

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Here’s a good shot of the angular W on the grille on they 1952 Aero Ace. Note the Willys script logo along the passenger side fender.

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In 1954, I’m sure just to make my life documenting hubcap history more difficult, Willys introduced a new hubcap with a circle around the W on the Willys Aero Ace. What other models may have sported this hubcap I couldn’t say:

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Also, in 1954, Willys offered a dual concentric circle hubcap, a design used later on the  Surreys (Galas) starting in 1959. However, these were all red. The one below looks like it could have been an aero cap:

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1954 Aero Eagle

In 1955, Willys Motors introduced the Willys Bermuda, which sported a brand new hubcap design:

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The Aero cars were discontinued in 1955, with some (or all) tooling eventually shipped to Brazil. The angular W logo would mostly disappear after 1955, but a few ripples remained. For example, the plain W re-appeared on the DJ-3A hub caps starting in 1956,

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Close up of an early DJ-3A hubcap.

Sometime after 1959, with the introduction of the DJ-3A Surreys (and Gala’s for export), Willys re-introduced the concentric circle W hubcap design:

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I doubt that this is a complete list of Willys-related hubcaps or of the angular W, so I welcome corrections for those that know more about this than I do!

 
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Late 1950s Meyer Snow Plow Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 32-page snow plow manual includes a variety of jeep-related photos.

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“Here I have an Excellent Condition 32-Page Brochure
MEYER SNOW PLOWS SNOW PLOWING MANUAL
Measures about 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches
Near Mint condition except it has 2 holes punched to fit in a ring notebook
Has some great photos inside of 1950s vehicles
including several Willys Jeeps”

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1946 CJ-2A Sioux Falls, SD $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks solid. I’d like to see more pics. Has a rear PTO.

https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/d/sioux-falls-1946-willys-jeep/7052467340.html

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ- 2A, standard 4 cylinder, recently overhauled, 4 wheel drive, new shocks, new tires, new gas tank, no rust, PTO setup, plus extra set of tires. Excellent condition.”

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Year? MB? Colorado Springs, CO $4500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Listed as a 1954, it looks to be an MB/GPW with a CJ hood and grille.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1954-willy-jeep/7051700795.html

“1954 Willy Jeep for sale. Runs, newer tires and new battery. Top comes off.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Dripping Springs, TX $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Listed as as 1946 Cj-2A, it looks more like a CJ-3A. If the top only has surface rust, then there could be value here.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/dripping-springs-1946-jeep-cj2a/7051726516.html

“Need parts? has a Koneig hard top with doors. Engine ran when last tuned off.”

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From Counterweight Moss Point, MS $250

• CATEGORIES: Parts

No pics provided.

“Weight that mounts just behind the front bumper of Willys Jeeps. Super heavy (200lbs+)”

https://mobile.craigslist.org/pts/d/new-augusta-willys-jeep-counterweight/7051170108.html

 
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Pallet M-38A1 Parts Lorena, TX $300

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts

May be some value here. No pics provided.

https://waco.craigslist.org/pts/d/lorena-willys-jeep-parts/7045467337.html

“Parted out 1953 Willy’s M38A1. Pallet of parts left over. Transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles, springs, etc. see photos. $300 for all.”

 
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1956 DJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(11/25/2019) This looks to be a late model 1956 DJ-3A convertible (#11432). Body might be in decent shape. Windshield probably toast. In this case rare doesn’t equal valuable.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-antonio-1956-dj3a-dispatcher-willys/7049922769.html

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“I have a super rare DJ3A 2 wheel drive Dispatcher Jeep for sale,

It is all original except for the wheels, I had intended to restore it to drive around downtown New Braunfels i just haven’t had the time to work on it.

I am asking 5000 or best offer as is. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I am keeping it at my parents place in the Garden Ridge area. “

 
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1951 M-38 Fountain, CO $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2020) Modified and solid looking M-38.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/fountain-1951-willys-jeep/7047559817.html

“1951 Willys Jeep. Clean Colorado title. Runs great. 289 Ford engine. Automatic transmission”

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1949 CJ-3A Magnolia, TX $3600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Needs some brake and body work.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/magnolia-1949-willys-jeep/7049852292.html

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“MOTOR RUNS GREAT
4 CYL FLAT HEAD / 4 SPEED 4X4
ODOMETER READING IS 03192.1
VERY NICE WINCH, TOW BAR, DECENT TIRES W/ SPARE / IT’S ALL HERE
NEEDS BREAK WORK AND WATER PUMP TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE AND SOME GOOD TEXAS TLC
I AM ASKING 3600.00 CASH OBO / POSSIBLE TRADES BUT CASH IS ALWAYS BEST”