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1949 Article Sedan Delivery Wagons as Patrol Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This April 16, 1949, article in the Portland Press Herald highlighted critic complaints about several new sedan delivery wagons purchased for use as police vehicles. There was some concern that these new patrol vehicles would be unable to catch modern hot rods. In response, the police chief reminded his critics that this was an experiment.

You will note that there is a black blotch covering a small portion of the second part of the article, but I don’t think anything important is lost with it there.

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June 1960 Willys Amphibious Tactical Truck Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

At $1499.99, the price on this is a head -ratcher. But, it is an unusual and interesting brochure. It reminds me of the Willys airborne prototype called the Jeeplet or the WAC. Here’s a short video with some pics of it.

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“SUPER RARE 1960 KAISER WILLYS CONCEPT AMPHIBIOUS TRUCK ADVERTISING BROCHURE.”

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1946 CJ-2A Kingston, NY $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Jim spotted this one. It looks like a nice setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1155792094768725/

“1946 CJ2 Jeep for sale with factory snowplow, power take off and more.”

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1942 MB Closter, NJ $10,750

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This jeep was listed in Oxnard, California, in 2018 for $13,500. The price has dropped and it’s now being listed in Closter, NJ, for $10,750. Maybe the seller moved?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/203556087741625/

Somewhat modified MB that appears well-loved. The window flares on the wise of the windshield are a unique addition. I could see those being handy.

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“Offered here is a very sharp 1942 Willys Jeep with some unique updates. With a prior restoration, the vehicle shows very well. Power comes by a rebuilt 4-cylinder engine matched to a freshly rebuilt transmission, transfer case, & new clutch. Set-up as a tow vehicle including a built-in tow light system, it would look great behind a motor coach as a grocery-getter and cruiser or expressly for 4-wheel touring. Additional attributes and upgrades include: 12 volt electrical system with a late model alternator Newer model gear-drive starter 22 gallon fuel cell Auxiliary electric fuel pump Stewart Warner gauges Accessory chrome wind-wings Custom metal sun visor Surrey top Tarp over cargo area Seat belts Back seats are included Tow bar w/built-in tow light system Late model 15″ wheels Custom hub caps hide the front locking hubs Nicely detailed Asking 10,750 Located in Closter, NJ Please Call or Text [hidden information] or Email hei at nvmail.net”

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1947 CJ-2A South Weymouth, MA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks refurbed, but not restored.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2798328783728290/

“1947 Jeep Willy Complete Restoration only 348 miles on it. $15,000 please message me to set up a time to check it out! $22,000 into Restoration!!! Amazing deal if you know someone interested please have them reach out and tag them in the post. Also comes with brand new soft and hard top and doors are included!”

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2 Custom Jeeps Eugene, OR $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2692023074452164/

“1956 Willys Jeep sitting on 1976 GMC Frame shortened 4×4 stroker 383 roller lifters and roller cam 4 speed 500 miles on rebuilt motor sitting on 35’s brand new set of paddles an smoothies on identical
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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1965 CJ-5 Freeland, WA $5800: https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bar/d/freeland-1955-willys-jeep-cj5-trade-for/7165602016.html
  2. 1969 CJ-5 Hood River, OR $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/710569459510630/
  3. Year? CJ-5 Pottersville, MO $1500: https://springfield.craigslist.org/pts/d/west-plains-jeep-cj5/7164015626.html
  4. 1963 CJ-5? Toldeo, OH $2500: https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/houghton-lake-heights-1963-willys-jeep/7155039742.html
  5. 1960 CJ-5 Norfolk, VA $2500: https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/norfolk-1960-willys-cj-5/7164207921.html
  6. 1955 CJ-5 Springfield, MO $1250: https://springfield.craigslist.org/pts/d/springfield-cj-jeep/7152790975.html
  7. 1956 CJ-5 Albuquerque, NM $5600: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/albuquerque-56-willys/7163594549.html
  8. 1960 CJ-5 Reedley, CA $1900: https://fresno.craigslist.org/pts/d/reedley-1960-jeep/7156011013.html
  9. CJ-5/M-38A1 Kelly Hardtop Kings Mountain, NC $1200: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/bessemer-city-67-jeep-hardtop-with-doors/7160077880.html
  10. Year? CJ-5 Renton, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/623421301887053
  11. 1957 CJ-5 Fryeburg, ME $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/640716056791587/
  12. 1963 CJ-5 Newport, NY $800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/963529074133410/
  13. 1965 CJ-5A Tux Park Fallston, MD $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/563780844298236/
  14. 1984 CJ-5 Middletown, NY $4200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/366773060960127/

M-38A1s: 

  1. 1952 M-38A1 Gilmanton, NH $6800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197493298280650
  2. 1963 M-38A1 Medicine Lodge, KS $7900: https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/medicine-lodge-1963-willys-m38-1/7158197781.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Underhill, VT $6500: https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/underhill-1952-willys-jeep/7163317057.html
  4. 1955 M-38A1 Squaw Valley, CA $8000: https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/squaw-valley-1955-willys-army-jeep/7158759294.html
  5. 1952 M-38A1 Underhill, VT $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/293130788472532/
  6. 1955 M-38A! Houlton, ME $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1154395298279263/
  7. 1953 M-38A1 Marysville, WA $5000: https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/for/d/marysville-53-willy/7161843365.html
  8. 1953 M-38A1 Scranton, PA $10,995: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1614663882034473/
  9. 1957 M-38A1 Tully, NY $11,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2914305491972587/
  10. 1952 M-38A1 Huntington Station, NY $900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763312940875339/
  11. 1952 M-38A1 Corsica, PA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2818404411720688
 
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1958 FC-170 Camano Island, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Has some rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/303552824348246

“All original Project rig Pm for more information $2500 obo POSSIBLE TRADE FOR TRACTOR”
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1949 CJ-3A(?) Piscataway, NJ $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200.

(06/07/2020) It’s listed as a 2A, but may be a 3A. It looks to have Kelly hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/782825145821011/

“49 cj2a willys jeep,great condition for the year,ran two years ego,solid frame great bones,all original,converted to 12 volt system,clean nj title,easy to work on all parts still available”

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1954 CJ-3B Horseheads, NY $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/250423576247348/

“54 willys ..1958 283 small block chevy..headers..new alt.. new intake. New Holley carb. new bumpers. New exhaust..brand new gas tank..body work done/ .body is excellent ..frame mint..needs some work to finish….If you see the ad its still for sale, If you ask i won’t respond..not going to answer a lot of questions..if interested come look at it…Trades/ Golf cart/mustangs/hot rods..Harleys .must be of equal value or more…T90 jeep transmission/ jeep rears 538 gears/ Chevy power steering with tilt wheel..Most of the wiring is done have the seats..Fenders/hood and grill are included. Body has just been painted.. All new brake lines..new clutch master cyl/ slave cylTexas title. Price goes up the more I do.very little work left to finish. Installed complete roll cage”

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CJ-2A Engine in Welder Alexandria, VA $300

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE Still Available.

(05/01/2020) There could be some parts value here.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pts/d/alexandria-willys-cj-2a-industrial/7164726577.html

“Complete Willys CJ-2A 4 cylinder flat head engine with all accessories and governor. This item sat in a shed for about 25 years and has been covered by a tarp for a couple of years after going out of service for fuel tank reasons. Item is stuck from sitting and is still attached to the arc welder it powered and on the trailer it is transported on. Sold as is. $300.00.”

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1946 CJ-2A New Lenox, IL $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/05/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/pts/d/new-lenox-1946-willys/7156570295.html

“1946 Willy’s project. We bought this as a project for my daughter, but we decided to go with a CJ instead. I have a ton of parts, along with another frame, but way too many to list. Vehicle was abandoned by the previous owner. I purchased it from the property owner the vehicle was abandoned on. Have not had time to apply for a title, but I was told by the Sheriff that it will not be hard to get.”

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Year? M-38 Lancaster, NY $5900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/28/2020) Doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1524076321099292/

“From southern cal. New front springs, proper paper work from D M V solid body no rust motor turns free needs restoration”

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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/02/2020) This has a customized dash, along with other mods. It also includes an extra body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/696227737859341/

“1948 willys Jeep set up for a small block Chevy and power steering , this would be a great wheeler or project. Know motor , tranny or transfer case it’s a roller . Comes with a extra tub both have rust issues but nothing unseen for these old keeps .”

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1949 CJ-3A? Weaverville, NC $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2018) This has a replacement body.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/weaverville-1949-willys-jeep-cj2a/7164241705.html

“I am selling a great piece of American history here. Brand new steel m38 body. Frame off restoration. Flat 4 cylinder bored 30 over. Purrs like a kitten and cranks like a brand new one. Custom made bumpers and the whole body has a freshly done vinyl wrap. This is a nice jeep! Jeep has not seen mud in 25 years and the body never has. Brand New windshield too.”

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1954 CJ-3B Naselle, 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/306657690292816/

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

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1941 Look Magazine Article “Hell on Wheels”

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Magazine

The August 26, 1941, issue of Look Magazine included this large photo of a Bantam BRC-40. The caption, presumably written by the author of the article, Henry McLemorehistor reads:

THIS MOBILE CHIROPRACTOR I am driving is a half-ton reconnaissance car known to the unit as a Peep or Bo-Peep. It’ll go 60 mph, packs two machine guns, a crew of four. It will take you anywhere, provided you can hang on–actually covering worse terrain than a tank. As soon as the Army has enough Peeps, they will replace motorcycles as dispatch and reconnaissance vehicles. Like all armored-division vehicles, the Peep has four-wheel drive and handles as easily as the highest priced pleasure car. The difference is that you sit on a thin cushion over a steel seat and buckle yourself down with an airplane safety belt. “

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The above photo is from this two page spread:

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1946 Plans for Electric Jeep in Mechanix Illustrated

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: I wonder if this electric jeep pictured in the November 05, 1943, issue of the Arizona Republic newspaper was the inspiration for the Jeep for Junior published in 1946?

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The post originally ran in 2014: These plans for an “Electric Jeep for Junior” come from a September 1946 Issue of Mechanix Illustrated Magazine.

Search ebay for original issues of the September 1946 issue of Mechanix Illustrated

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Photo of a Fire Department Jeep in Parade on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This looks to be a press photo of a fire department jeep from the city of Columbus, Georgia, that’s been all dressed up for a memorial or a parade. The coffin seems to be more a statement than a solemn tribute. The jeep looks to be an MB or GPW.

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“Press Photo Fire Department Jeep Col92671 10X8 Photo Photo Is Undated.”

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Evans Clearfloat Lighter w/ CJ-5 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This sold for $66 plus shipping of $15.

This unique lighter with an entombed jeep model has already reached $26 (+$15 shipping) with four days to go.

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“What a great piece. During the 1950s and 1960s Evans teamed up with the Clearfloat Company to create various see through lighters with miniaturized items “floating” inside. This one has a miniaturized figural Willys Jeep.

The lighter is also marked “Dudley”. Likely, this piece was a gift from the Jeep Dealer of Dudley, Massachusetts to their Jeep Customers. If anyone knows more about them, please drop me a line and I will add it to the info.

The Jeep inside this great decor piece is superbly detailed. I have pictured it from all angles for your inspection. Since the craftsmen at Clearfloat made these lighters by hand, there are no two of them alike. This special piece is in excellent condition with a snappy action. The flint tube is clear and a it has a great spark from the new flint that was installed for your convenience.

Here is your chance to add this Good-Looking Evans Clearfloat Décor Table Lighter to your collection – Thanks for looking.”

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1948 CJ-2A Black Diamond, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Runs and drives?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2736073596716984/

“1948 cj2a disc brakes all the way around throttle body injected 4.3 Chevy motor and t 350 trans locked up 5.38 gears”

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1946 CJ-2A Roseburg, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have a fiberglass body.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/dillard-jeep-cj2a-1946/7162825977.html

“Project Jeep 1946 cj2a ford 289 modified for sand 4 spd. harness seats, roll cage, top, been in storage for several yrs. clean Wa. title.”

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Stainless Flatfender Body Grants Pass, OR $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(07/07/2020) This is a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/243612430059895

“Jewel Jeep Stainless Steel body. Doors, Hood, Window Frame, Roll Bar, Spare Tire Carrier. Main tub is galvanized steel”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty”? Brownsville, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Includes three engines and other parts. This might have been a “Lefty”, given the spare tire mounts on the driver’s side.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/pts/d/brownsville-1948-willys-jeep-3-motors/7165386124.html

“Restoration Project! This is a 1948 Willys Jeep. (WWII) It comes with 3 motors and lots of extra original parts. See photos. Clear title. (Note: the white seats in the picture are not original parts, they are from a boat). This was a project my father started and he has since passed. Contact me with questions and I will do my best to answer them.”

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1952 M-38 Portland, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller has lots to say, though some of it is inaccurate (1952 was not the last of the L-134 engines for example). The seller claims the M-38 has heavier duty running gear and frame; while the frame does have additional boxing and supports, the running gear is the same as the CJ-3A (More on the similarities/differences here). The sellers also states it is an “unrestored survivor”, yet then describes the changes the previous owners have made and the changes the seller himself also made.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1952-willys-m38-military-jeep/7165519128.html

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1952 Willys M38 Military ‘Universal Jeep’

Great Runner/Driver UnRestored Survivor, DUAL PTO, Winch and ZERO RUST!

THIS LISTING IS DETAILED TO SHARE THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT A SERIOUS BUYER/TRADER WOULD WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE READ IT ALL BEFORE CONTACTING ME!

I’m considering letting go of my 1952 Willys M38, a.k.a. an MC, the original 4×4 American warhorse utility vechicle. This is a special survivor with important recent maintenance and upgrades.

VIDEO WALKAROUND HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDBhzqPZeE

First off this is a real m38 Military jeep — so heavier duty frame and running gear than the contemporary Civilian model, the CJ-3A. 1952 is the last year of the “Flat Fender” Military Jeeps (much cooler than the M38a1), and also the last and best year of the Willys L134 “Go Devil” engine. I got it from the family which bought it at Government auction in the early 60s. It saw only very light use as a hunting vehicle for over 50 years and was literally kept in a barn and as a result is very very original and 100% RUST FREE ORIGINAL METAL.

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