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1949? CJ-2A Lefty? & CJ-3B? Larkspur, CO $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available. The 2A appears to be a lefty.

No pics of the CJ-3B. Unclear if one or all is $1500.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/391613968188180/

“CJ2A and a CJ3B jeeps. They don’t run and no titles. By appointment only. Starting price is $1500.”

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1947 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(09/08/2019) Could be worth a look. May have an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/400300550648653/

“1947 Jeep CJ2A runs and drives. $3000 obo”

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1947 CJ-2A Dolan Springs, AZ $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/412008219661947/

“All original, has a metal top. Runs good but needs battery. 4 cylinder flat head”

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Year? CJ-2A? Nicholson, PA $300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

John shared this odd one. For $300, there should be value here. This appears to have a Porter & Reed hardtop.

https://scranton.craigslist.org/for/d/nicholson-willys-jeep/7016329832.html

“willys jeep many good parts must go do not want to end up in scrap yard.”

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Koenig Hardtop Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

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This is a good example of simple post that spun out of control. Initially, I wanted to look at some changes in Koenig’s CJ-5 hardtop model numbers over the years; But, that then expanded to a look at twenty years (or so) of brochures.

THE EARLY YEARS:

The timeline of the early Koenig brochures are pretty easy to identify based on the jeeps used. In later years, Koenig began using numbered ‘bulletins’ to identify brochures. At first, I thought the numbered bulletins should be ordered by ascending number, but after closer examination, I the later two digits of each bulletin number reflect the year of the brochure. As you will see, other brochure elements back this theory.

Before we start, you can find installation instructions for some Koenig hardtops here.

The earliest Koenig brochure I can find was published in an early Willys-Overland Equipment brochure (1949?). The models consisted of “Full Cab” and “Half Cab”. This brochure was included among a surprisingly large number of hardtop competitors’ brochures, including Worman tops, CarsonCraft tops, Boston Top tops, Sturdee tops, Porter & Reed tops, Body V7 Works tops, Blue Star tops, Lambert tops, Hills Custom Built tops and Meyers tops (which became sears tops and a company that was different from the one that produced later Meyer tops).

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This brochure circa 1949 showed half and full cabs on a CJ-3A:

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Photo of Paul Revere W/jeep and horse on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This unusual photo shows Paul Revere, a descendent of THE Paul Revere, standing between his jeep and a horse.

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“This is an original press photo. Paul Revere rides again but this time it’s in a jeep and the Paul Revere is a Braintree, Mass. descendant of the famous patriot of the midnight ride. Revere is shown entering a jeep at his camp in Ayer, Mass. and saying farewell to Duffy, a cavalry horse that Revere rode around the camp before donning his uniform. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1946 CJ-2A Diamond Bar, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Has some chromed features.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2018079871628731/

“Beautiful cj2a jeep Clean title Runs great Will climb anything Can be used as a daily but is primarily set up for offroad Need the space, need it gone 10k FIRM”

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1952 M-38A1 Sanford, ME $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/sanford-1952-jeep/7014316015.html

“1952 M38A1 Jeep Willys.
No metal patches and no bondo.
Frame in excellent shape.
Runs and drives great!”

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1959 Truck New Prague, MN $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Looks like a nice truck. Only the one pic provided.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/for/d/new-prague-59-jeep-willys-pick-up/7015467511.html

“Az. truck. Driver quality restoration.”

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1942 MB Montrose, CA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: What I thought was a custom parking brake on the dash is actually a gun mount (Thanks Andy).

The serial number is listed as #GPA8424, which is strange given it does not look like a GPA nor a GPW. However, the dash plate indicates the serial number is 198360, which puts it as a very late 1942 MB.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/montrose-my-grandfathers-1942-willy/7014767154.html

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“A mountain of a man sat to my left, a cheerful grin spread across his face and both of his ‘bear paws’ gripped the steering wheel as we drove though a misty beach town. Bundled up from head to toe and wrapped in 1000 blankets, my siblings and I loved this special time with our Grandpa.
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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS: 

  1. 1964 Wagon Humphreys, CA $5000: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/canyon-country-64-jeep-willy-wagon/7013089401.html
  2. 1955 Wagon Rogue River, OR $7000: https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/gold-hill-1955-willys-station-wagon/7008850012.html
  3. 1959 Wagon University Place, WA $10,500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/tacoma-1959-willys-utility-wagon-price/7015710796.html
  4. 1950 Wagon New Braunfels, TX $12,500: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-braunfels-1950-willys-wagon/7014773244.html
  5. 1954 Truck Natrona Heights, PA $12,000: https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/natrona-heights-1954-willys-one-ton/7009934928.html
  6. 1955 Truck Shingletown, CA $1995: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/millville-1955-willys-4×4-u/7013944651.html
  7. 1961 Wagon Terrell, TX $2500: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/terrell-willys-jeep-great-project/7009855063.html
  8. 1951 Wagon Logandale, NV $2000: https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/coyote-springs-1951-willys-wagon/7011545008.html
  9. 2 Wagons Corpus Christi, TX $900: https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/pts/d/1940s-and-1950s-vintage-willys-overland/7014973467.html

TRUCKS: 

  1. 1962 Truck Elkhorn, NE $9000: https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/d/kennard-willys-jeep-pick-up/7012589166.html
  2. 1954 Truck Polson, MT $6300: https://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/d/polson-1954-willys-jeep/7014987349.html
  3. 1955 Truck Auburn, MI $10,500: https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/d/auburn-hills-1955-willys-pickup/7013042491.html
  4. 1961 Truck Seattle, WA $3000: https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/seattle-classic-1961-willys-jeep-pickup/7012856892.html Posting says Seattle, but pics look like Southern Or.
  5. Truck and Parts Shasta, CA No Price: https://redding.craigslist.org/atq/d/shasta-lake-antique-willys-trucks-and/7006970045.html
  6. 1950 Truck Toledo, OH $3200: https://toledo.craigslist.org/pts/d/genoa-1950-willys-jeep-truck/6985257736.html
  7. 1948 Truck Weston, CO $5000: https://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/d/weston-1948-willies-jeep-pickup/7008076958.html
  8. 1953 Modified Truck Tempe, AZ $5300: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-53-willys-4×4-at/7015218236.html
  9. 1951 Truck Grandbay, AL $6500: https://mobile.craigslist.org/cto/d/grand-bay-1951-willys-truck/7013749488.html
  10. 1959 Truck Utica, NY $1500: https://utica.craigslist.org/cto/d/utica-1959-willys-jeep/7014738456.html
  11. 1963 Truck Boise, ID No Price: https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/boise-1963-jeep-willys-pickup-truck/7005648225.html
 
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1948 CJ-2A Las Cruces, NM $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Rear of the body has some dents. More pics would be useful for this militarized 2A.

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-cruces-vintage-1948-willys-jeep/7014817270.html

“Rebuilt engine, new tires, like new removable military canvas summer top, runs good!”

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1948 CJ-2A Louisville, KY $6000

• CATEGORIES: News

Runs, rough body.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-albany-willys-jeep-48/7015965790.html

“1948 willys cj2a, new brakes, master cylinder Rancho leaf springs,brake lines, cooper tires at3s runs and drives great, has the 134 cubic inch “go devil motor “”

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1959 FC-150 Battle Creek, MI $1500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Brian shared this project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/538114600342062/?ref=messenger_share

“I have a Jeep FC150 that’s mostly in pieces that I’m interested in selling. I bought it as a roller and started stripping it down last fall. I would say the truck is about 75% complete. I have a title and vin plate for the cab that’s pretty beat up but still readable. I have the original t90 and Dana 18, and planned to put a 4.3 in it. The bed that came with the truck was for a 170 I believe. Frame was chemically stripped. I have all the glass but the windshield has a crack in it. I’d like $1500 obo for the fc and would be willing to negotiate a deal to”

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T-96C w/ Stick Shift Golden, CO $250

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Transmissions

This is the first example of a stick shift T-96. I thought, and my research up until now suggested, that this was a column shift tranny. (given the f-head, I doubt this tranny was original to the truck)

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/denver-willys-jeep-t96-1c-transmission/7015728892.html

“Willys Jeep T-96 1C 2wd 3spd transmission. From a ’46 – ’47 Willys 2wd pickup with an F-head engine.  Was running and driving when removed.”

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Jeep Parts Kossuth, PA

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

A variety of parts. There are even some old, worn desert dogs. It looks like there’s a door for a Koenig hardtop.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/d/kossuth-willy-jeep-cj-2a-parts/7013763126.html

“Small collection of jeep parts. Most all cj-2a but some from cj2-cj 5s. Steering colums, windshield frames, grills, heads,carbs, ect..ect. also wheels, some w tires some not.”

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Various Jeep Parts St. Charles, MO

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Seller has a range of smaller parts.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/d/saint-charles-willys-jeep/7007697619.html

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“Dana 44 series IV TRAC-LOC Differential includes OEM NOS part to replace everything $200
OEM used Dana Spicer D25 R+P and case @ 5.38 ratio $100
OEM used Dana Spicer D30 R+P and case @ 3.73 ratio $100
OEM used D44 Open Case series IV 19 spline side gears $30
Dana 44 rear vented cover excellent condition (M38) $20
Dana 25 cover $5
1949 – 1971 CJ drag link includes OEM NOS ends $35
NOS TRW tie rod ends ES-140 have 3 available @ $25 each
TRE clamps qty 4 complete $10
Ross 15/16″ sector output seal new $5
4 New Bronze Leaf Spring Pivot Bushings $15
Late type 9″ Bendix brakes and drum take-offs / Comes with OEM NOS wheel cylinders $100 shipped
Dauntless 225 clutch fulcrum $10
Dauntless 225 release clutch bearing $15
Dauntless 225 flywheel bushings .670 or .75 I.D. $15 each
Dauntless 225 rocker shaft good used $20
OEM NOS Dauntless 225 Rotors for Delco Remy distributors $10 each
140′ of 1/4″ winch cable with hook (no frays nor kinks) $40
Good used Borg Warner T15 Mainshaft $50
Dana 20 transfer case shift lever poppet set $5
Muffler 2″ in and out $10
5 New Super Traxion 7.50 x 16″ tires $
Draw bar $75”

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $23,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks to be #21389. Has updates.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7015173593.html

“Known as a rare “early” model, this particular civilian Jeep has the military tool indents on the driver’s side as Willys was making a running change from the military model to the civilian model. Later in that year those tool indents were deleted. Many new parts, too many too list. Jeep was kept mostly stock. This vehicle is a real head-turner and you will get smiles everywhere you go.”

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1947 CJ-2A Body & Front Clip Randolph, VT $550

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/03/2019) Looks like there’s value here.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/randolph-center-47-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7007538534.html

“Complete 1947 Willy CJ2A body…Tub, fenders, hood, grill, tailgate…Needs tin work, far from perfect, but a good solid start….$600. for everything…or swap for MB/GPW parts.”

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1946 CJ-2A Altoona, IA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Frame appears ready, but a great deal of work left. Body will require lots of work.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/d/altoona-1946-willys/7014620673.html

“1946 Willy’s project. Frame is blasted and powder coated. New front bumper. Selling all parts, engine trans and trans case is what it had in when I got it out of pasture 2.2 overhead 1950’s. Body rough good fenders hood and grill. $2500 obo. Not enough time to fix.”

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Year? CJ-2A Dover Plains, NY $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a 2A body and chassis. Not sure how much value is here.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/dover-plains-1940s-jeep-willys-project/7007739914.html

“1940 ( SOMETHING ??? ) WAS TOLD A 1947 BUT UNSURE.. WILLYS MILITARY JEEP, NEEDS TOTAL 100% RESTORATION OR USE FOR PARTS. TUB IS PRETTY ROTTEN. IT HAD A FLATBED BEHIND THE DRIVERS SEAT AT SOME POINT .SO THE BODY IS NOT THERE IN THE REAR .
BUT THE REST OF THE BODY PARTS IS PRETTY USABLE AND SOLID . FRAME OF COURSE HAS SURFACE RUST BUT IS VERY SOLID WITHOUT ROT. PARTIALLY DISSASEMBLED , LOTS OF PARTS , MOTOR IS NOT LOCKED UP SPINS FREE . BUT MANIFOLDS ARE OFF HAD BEEN RUNNING AND DRIVING LESS THAN A YEAR AGO.

SELLING FOR INLAWS ESTATE . TEXT QUESTIONS OR FOR PICS THAT WILL POST LATER. ..”

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1947 CJ-2A Newberg, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This supposedly needs carb work. Seems like a too-good-to-be true price, but still worth a look for a local.

“1947 Willy’s Jeep: 283 V8 — 3 speed — OD,PS —Tilt — Full cage row bar — Warn Winch — Corvette bucket seats.
Needs Carb. work”

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1942 GPW Sioux Falls, SD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850.

This has an MB frame. There’s a chance this is an early GPW.

“1942 Ford military Jeep , rare , Ford only made these in 42 and were required to use Willys specs. Spare differential”

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Carson’s “CarCraft” Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This post started out as a post about Koenig hardtops, but that lead to updates on the Car Craft and Blue Star hardtops. I should have the Koenig post done for Saturday morning.

This updated post provides more info on the CARCRAFT hardtop. An early Special Equipment catalog contained two different versions of the Carson Machine & Supply Company’s Car Craft brochure. I’ve added a third brochure at the bottom which I’d found off of eBay years ago. Here are two real-world examples: one jeep and another jeep.

This brochure was published back in 2017. It features a CJ-2A and does not have the stylized CARCRAFT branding. Instead, it shows a plain “Car Craft” brand with a space added.

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This is the first time I’ve published this brochure. It includes the new CARCRAFT branding and used a CJ-3A jeep:

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This brochure was available on eBay in 2013.  It appears to be the company’s signature brochure for the hardtop. I haven’t tracked down another copy:

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Blue Star Aluminum Tops

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .
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Rooney77’s Blue Star Top for sale

UPDATE: This post from 2014 has been updated with additional brochure examples. See all the Blue Star hardtops documented thus far:

(From 2014) This Blue Star aluminum top was built by the Blue Manufacturing Company, founded in Kansas by Max Blue circa 1946. ‘Blue Star’ was the brand name used on several products he produced.  There’s some conflicting information, but it appears In 1946 Blue Manufacturing was building aluminum airline parts. About that time, as a hobby, Max began building aluminum boats. He also tried manufacturing and selling jeep hard tops.

Demand was so great for the boats that in 1948 he leased space and built boats full-time. Meanwhile, he either sold or abandoned the jeep top business altogether. Given only a few Blue Star tops have surfaced over the last few years, I imagine he didn’t sell too many of them.

However, Max was able to sell boats. By 1953 the company was building 1,000 boats a year. In July of 1953 he moved the company from Goddard, Kansas, to Miami, Oklahoma. There are various articles into 1960 that talk about the Blue Manufacturing Company. However, the company appears to have ceased boat production in 1964.

This brochure featuring a CJ-2A is the earliest example I have of this top. It was part of an early industrial equipment book.

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Here’s another example, this time with a CJ-3A:

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Here’s an ad that was featured on eBay.

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Here’s an example of the logo badge:

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Here is an example of the half tops:

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Actual top:

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Here are some photos of actual full hardtops:

blue-star-hardtop3 blue-star-hardtop2 blue-star-hardtop4During the summer of 2013 a seller on eBay had two jeeps with Blue Star tops for sale:

Jeep 1)

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Jeep 2)

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