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1948 CJ-2A Coolville, OH $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available?

(06/05/2019) Looks like this has a rare Worman jee-cab hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1069313006792372/

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“1948 Willys Jeep flathead four-cylinder tub a little rough has been setting for about three years now good title1500 or best offer”

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1948 CJ-2A Wellington, OH $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a fiberglass body. Might have some parts value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/394800991421546/

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“Willys Jeep, fiberglass body, flat fender, Muncie 4-speed transmission, 283 Chevy (has possibilities, but may be cracked), Holley Carb (needs rebuilding), boxed-in frame, soft top (no holes), original windshield (also not cracked). We have the title. No trades.”

 

 
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1960 CJ-6 Denver, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available?

(08/06/2019) Has a Ford 4Cyl engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/843123339392123/

“This is a rare running 1960 Willy’s CJ6. Runs and drives. Has new windshield, new gas tank and a rolled in bed liner material floor. Needs seats. 4×4. 3 speed. Have a wedding to pay for so it has to go. $5,000 obo”

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Images From the Los Angeles Public Library

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections

These images are only some of the jeep images within the Los Angeles Public Library digital collections.

1) This August 11, 1964, photo shows Frank Millard’s 4 Wheel Drive Center in Encino. There’s a pretty wide diversity of jeeps, including CJ-3BS, CJ-5s, A DJ-3A, Gladiators, and Wagoneers.

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Photo LAPL Location. Photo Caption: Photograph caption dated August 11, 1964 reads “Val B. B. West, left, and Calvin Strong are the men heading up the new four-wheel-drive center in the Valley, located at Frank Millard’s new 15611 Ventura Blvd. facility in Encino. Strong heads up the dealership and West is assistant manager. Millard, ‘The Man in Red,’ says they will stock a complete line of the four-wheel-drives, including the Jeeps and Datsuns.

2) A September 24, 1943, photo of a Hollywood Bond Cavalcade with numerous stars.

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Photo LAPL Location. Photo Caption: The Hollywood Bond Cavalcade parading down the street. A long line of jeeps carries a multitude of stars who wave and smile at the crowds. The calvacade is on a 21 day nationwide tour for the Third War Loan drive. Photograph dated September 24, 1943.

3) A rare photo of the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Posse jeep.

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Photo LAPL Location. Photo Caption: Photograph caption dated November 3, 1953 reads, “Members of Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Posse No. 11 take their jeep and mobile kitchen on trips into isolated areas to search for lost children and hunters. The men serve as volunteers in the rescue work on a 24-hour-a-day schedule. Viewing the new 1,200-watt auxiliary power plant are, left to right, Capt. R. M. Boyd, Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, commander of the posse; Sgt. R. F. Brown, co-ordinator, and Capt. Jack Bones.

4) These boys were photographed on July 18, 1958, while riding on the African Jungle Safari Ride at the Pacific Ocean Park (aka POP … see more images on PINTREST) in Santa Monica.

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Photo LAPL Location. Photo Caption: Photograph caption reads, “Stanley Radar 13, and Darryl Ferges, 11, ride the jeep through the Safari Ride which has the ‘African Jungle’ replete with gorillas, spear-throwing natives and screeches and roars of the jungle.” Photograph dated: July 18, 1958.

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Another photo from the safari ride that was posted to PINTREST.

5) This photo was taken as part of the Los Angeles Attacks Army-Navy Show on January 4, 1944.

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Photo LAPL Location. Photo Caption: An Army jeep, loaded with soldiers, climbs up the Spring Street steps of City Hall on January 4, 1944, to lead the “capture” of the building as a prelude to the “Los Angeles Attacks” Army-Navy Show to be held Saturday and Sunday at the Coliseum.

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Dodge Command Car Toy

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I didn’t know there were any Commando Car toys made. This is 30″ long!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1713378238792862/

“German Military Jeep Removable parts Almost 30” long 10”high”

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Unusual Metal Jeep Warwick, RI $25

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Home made?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/504368943689791/

“Metal Army Jeep. In good condition! 12″ long X 5″ wide. All is metal except for the plastic tires.”

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1946 CJ-2A Richmond, ME $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

A military tribute jeep. Looks solid. The drain holes have been filled, but that may have been to make it look more like an MB.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803251570131330/

“Willys Jeep with a military style paint job. Original engine, ran mostly in parades these last few years”

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1943 MB Windsor, VT Auction Oct 12/13

• CATEGORIES: MB

This MB will be auctioned this coming weekend.

https://nh.craigslist.org/grd/d/windsor-estate-auction/6993601677.html

“Live Estate Auction to settle the Estate of Wesley Hrydrziusko. October 12 & 13, 2019 at 2130 US Rte 5 N, Windsor, VT. Viewing starts at 8:30 AM, Auction starts at 9:30 AM. …. 1943 Army Jeep WWII with 2 sets of doors and other parts”

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1942 GPW Bourne, MA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

I like the idea of having the fluid lids red. Sure makes them standout.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/grd/d/buzzards-bay-jeep-willys/6994309236.html

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“For sale a 1942 Ford GPW Willys Jeep fully restored last year . Frame numbers match body numbers .
Lots of new parts, original body and data plates . Comes with a replica aluminum .50 cal MG . I have restoration pictures
Title on hand .
If add still up still for sale .
No trades
No scammers please .”

 
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1963 CJ-6 Sheppton, PA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Could use some body work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/548699592338819/

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“1963 CJ-6 built by Kaiser Body is bad, frame is decent, no holes. 4×4 works great, Hurricane 4 cyl, 3 speed manual, new radiator. Soft top in okay shape, heat works good. Titled/insured, will drive anywhere anytime”

 
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1960 CJ-5 Douglassville, PA $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This has an unusual back end modification. It’s also supposed to include a new top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2306854812968726/

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“This is a 1960 CJ5 Jeep Willy’s motor is not locked up turns over has a new carburetor and a generator on it New oil and new seals in the motor only thing this needs to run is the motor needs to be timed and you need to do breaks and electrical wiring. Also comes with a new top in the back of I”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Chelan, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/02/2019) Springs have been reversed. Could be worth a closer look.

https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/pts/d/manson-1952-jeep-willys-cj3a-flat/6967593769.html

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“1952 Jeep Willys CJ3A Flat Fender Project – new primed hood, tub, fenders, tailgate; partially boxed frame, roll cage, powered saginaw steering box, new 33×12.50 Cooper mud terrain tires plus new steel black wheels, Dana 20 transfer case with rebuild kit (torn apart to rebuild), GM SM 465 4-speed transmission with adapter kit to Dana 20 t-case (partially rebuilt), new GM bell-housing and new clutch kit, Dana 44’s front and rear, new CJ5 gas tank, new bimini top, and Painless wiring kit.
Title in hand.

Currently moving and do not have time to work on project anymore.”

 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Center Tuftonboro, NH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Includes a Sears half-top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1304102996429679/

“Restoration Project, New Body, New Front Fenders, New Windshield Frame & Glass, motor needs to be installed..body is temp bolted together. Frame is solid..great project. Have to many and no time.”

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Front Weight Burrillville, RI $200

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Seems in good shape.

https://providence.craigslist.org/pts/d/harrisville-vintage-willys-pto-front/6989242615.html

“Old pto weight from the Willy’s jeeps im sure it would fit anything looking for $200”

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225 V6 Phillips, ME No Price

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Still has plenty of good Buick 225 parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2426329497444533/

“Frose up make and offer have a 4 speed trans that’s also frose up make and offer or trade for Willys parts”

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1952 M-38? Limerick, ME $850

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller describes this as a 45 rolling chassis and also as a 1952 CJ-2A. However, the fact that the front frame rails are boxed and the fact that the image of the original rusty frame had hinges suggests that the frame is an M-38 frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604443256755306/

“I have rolling chassis 45 willys cj2a I have new transmission cross member rear bumper and steering ball joints”

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1954 CJ-3B Post Falls, ID $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This project includes a Koenig hardtop and a vacuum brake assist (that looks identical to the one I have for Patterson).

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/post-falls-1954-willys-jeep-cj3b-high/6994128729.html

“1954 CJ-3B Willy’s Jeep. This is the rare high hood model. Clear title in my name with original willys vin and plate on firewall. Starts and runs well, shifts and moves but need breaks. Comes with rare full metal hardtop with doors. Has rust and needs bodywork but has a great patina look. $3500 best offer.”

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Year? CJ-2A Andover, ME Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

Looks like a parts jeep. Has a set of EasyLok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/357266821888789/

“Old jeep parts some body parts . 4 cylinder hurricane engine ,trans,diffs, others”

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2 FC-150s Hunlock Creek, PA $2600

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600.

(06/14/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2688591397822562/

“Have two willys fc150s the green one has a good running engine and a working trans. The body need work the red one has a good trans but no engine asking 3000 for both and 2000 for the green one or 1000 for the red one and the red one has a title but the green one does not”

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PTO Gear Box and Drum Pulley Oxford, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $250.

Get this while it lasts.

“This is used with the power take-off at the back of the CJ2An or MJ2A 1946 Jeep. I hosted a belt which was used to run many different machines.”

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Just a Video Update for Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a video update today. We went camping this weekend along the Columbia River in Vantage. It was a wind blown affair, so being outside wasn’t all that great, but being inside as the wind raged outside was pretty cozy.

Updates resume Tuesday morning.

 
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1960s Commercial for American Oil

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Robin shared this great vintage ad that includes a jeep.

 
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Rudy’s Flower Truck

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Jim and his wife Tracey spotted Brittany together with Rudy’s Flower (FC) Truck yesterday afternoon in St. Louis, so he took these photos. I’ve seen this FC appear in a few posts on Facebook and was hoping someone would track it down. Speaking of FB, you can visit Rudy’s Flower Truck page here (or through the website or instagram)

Brittany mentioned to Jim that Rudy’s hopes to expand its fleet by adding another FC that won’t break the bank. So, if you have an FC you’d like to sell which you hope to see go for a good purpose, contact Rudy’s.

Since Brittany is purportedly an eWillys reader, which clearly means she has excellent taste, I have some questions. Who is/was Rudy? Was this Rudy’s FC? Inquiring minds need to know!

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Aug. 18, 1944 Newspaper Ad for the Willys Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Here’s a curiously early newspaper ad for the Willys Jeep in the August 18, 1944, page 3, of the Healdsburg Tribute and Enterprise out of California. It’s a small, one-column, straight to the point ad without any credit as to what company placed the ad. This may be the earliest ad for the jeep I’ve seen in a newspaper. This would have been placed during Willys-Overland’s fight with the FTC over W-O’s use of the term “Jeep” in its marketing.

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The ad was again published the following month in Monterey, Virginia, on September 29, 1944, in the Highland Recorder: https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=HR19440929.2.28.1&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN-willys+jeep——-

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Kids Driving Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: This photo of Jimmy Crabtree resides in the Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections (see bottom image).

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PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections ; PHOTO CAPTION: San Francisco: Jimmy Crabtree, 3, does some repair work on his miniature Jeep, with some aid from a helper. Jimmy’s father, a race car aid from a helper. Jimmy’s father, a race car mechanic, and his uncle made the Jeep for him. It is powered by an electric motor like those used in invalid chairs. Two batteries, one under the hood and one under the rear seat, furnish enough juice for 10 hours driving at 14 mph. Mr. Crabtree estimates it cost about $75 in parts and $2,000 in labor. February 21st, 1948

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Originally posted in November of 2014: The Chicago Tribune featured two kids driving jeeps. The first was about a boy named Richard Aulerich who built a soap box entry and then turned it into a drivable vehicle.

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Boy from Detroit turns Soap Box Jeep into drivable vehicle.

A year later Jimmy Crabtree proved a little smarter than Richard. Three-year-old Jimmy had his father make him a drivable jeep, but it seems ladies-man Jimmy made sure it was a two-seater. He wasted no time picking up Susan Spitzer and taking her for a ride.

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