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Saturday Morning Bantam Festival Photos

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Thanks to Roger Martin for sharing these Saturday morning photos from the Bantam Festival’s jeep history display. You can see Roger’s M-677 and his FC Fire Truck in a couple photos.

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Bantam Jeep Festival Photos

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Roger Martin shared these photos he took today (Friday) at this year’s Bantam Jeep Festival.

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Chris @ Bantam Jeep Festival

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Chris, aka thegrilleguy, is selling a variety of things at this year’s Bantam Jeep Festival, so drop by and say hello.

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Mobile Drill Brochure Parts & Operations

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This 22 page brochure is something I found on a non-ebay auction. I had to buy it with some other stuff I already had, but I couldn’t pass up this rare (perhaps 1-of-a-kind) brochure.  I hope it helps someone down the line.

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Great Willys Picnic and Bantam Fest This Weekend

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This weekend is the Great Willys Picnic (in Kempton, PA) and Bantam Fest (in Butler, PA).

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Long Range Desert Group Lighter

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This tiny LRDG-styled lighter is something I’d been keeping an eye out for. It’s smaller than I expected, just slightly larger than a biz card (or in this case a Fred Smiley’s old club card, which is something that accompanied a different purchase). I forgot to take a photo of the bottom, but there’s no identifying information there.lighter-lrdf1 lighter-lrdf2 lighter-lrdf3 lighter-lrdf4 lighter-lrdf5

 

 
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1950? Photos of CJ-2A

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These just sold on eBay for $9.99. This CJ-2A was equipped with a rear PTO.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/204812664497

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2 FC-150s El Dorado, CA $8000

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Only one title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1168293217698696/

“Two 2X 1960 Jeep/WILLY F150 trucks 4X4 They were being restored one seems to have a brand new engine and lots of bodywork on it. One is titled couldn’t find the paperwork on the other so it’s going as a parts car..”

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1946 CJ-2A Shandaken, NY $12,000

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UPDATE: Thanks to Gordon for pointing out this link that discusses another jeep that a buyer in France is trying to acquire after purchasing it. https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/need-help-to-pick-up-my-cj2a_topic53340.html, which is *think* is by the same seller. 

Andy shared this very stock 2A for sale. I suspect this is another jeep that was a part of Andy’s collection.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773540394952012

“Up for sale is a 1946 Willys CJ-2A farm Jeep. It sits in its all original condition. Never any metal patch work and or re paints. Does not currently run. Has PTO with lift and governor underneath the hood. All original gauges, seats, top bow brackets, paint, wheels and tires. Truly a special rare restoration project.”

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1953 CJ-3B Helena, MT $2200

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This has potential. Thanks to TJ for sharing it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463479766081382

“I have an old Willy’s for sale. It’s all there, comes with a spare 2l pinto motor. Also have a box of extra parts including a painless wiring harness. Has some rzr seats i was gonna throw in. No title but comes with paperwork to get one. Would be super cool all finished up but never have the time.”

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Sears Deluxe Hardtop Hamden, CT $250

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John shared this top for sale. Looks like it might be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/469081852282956/

“his is a white hard top or hard cab for a Willys Jeep CJ-2a. It may also for CJ-3a. Door windows slide up and down, rear hatch works, a cool design! It’s all there. I have no equipment but I will help lifting it into your trailer or truck bed. Located in Hamden CT”

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CJ-2A/CJ-3A Front Weight Reedsburg, WI $150

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Andy spotted this good price on a front weight.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/438770778744071/

“Fits cj2a, cj3a, cj3b. $250 obo Located in Reedsburg, WI”

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1965 CJ-6 Onalaska, TX $750

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This project includes a hardtop. Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2746896955472705

“Selling my project Jeep CJ6. Has floor pan rust and tub rust. Windsheild frame, hood and tailgate are all rusted out. Engine has moisture in it. Have rough doors and roof pieces. No title or keys. One wheel is stuck and all the tires are bad. Asking 750 or best offer. Will need a trailer with a winch to pick up. Located in Onalaska Texas.”

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1946 CJ-2A Boerne, TX $7700

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Andy shared this project that needs completion.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/412323448247014

“Posting this ad to see if anyone is interested in taking over a CJ2A frame of restoration. Would be a terrific father/son project, which was my intent but my boy is too young right now. This project includes pretty much every single nut and bolt needed to build a CJ2A. I have probably invested over $13k in parts from various sources so my loss your gain. I have a 100% new body (most of it still in shipping bubble wrap), rolling frame and chassis, original engine, transmisssion, etc. Included is an entire trailer full of NEW IN BOX parts to go with this project. Wiring harnesses, rebuild kits, brakes, clutches, etc, etc, etc. Included in the deal is a fuel injected 4.3L vortec engine I was considering installing. The whole project is currently stored in my enclosed trailer so delivery could be potentially arranged depending on proximity. Clean title in hand. Looking for cash. Low ball offers and rude comments need not apply.”

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1953 Truck Body Abilene, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100.

Maybe someone can use this body. It appears in pretty good shape. Thanks to Andy for sharing it.

“53 Willys pickup body only for sale. I’m keeping the Chevy frame. I no longer have the original frame. No title. Good body. Right rear fender is missing.”

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FC-170 Bed Trailer Eureka, MT $500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/30/2024) If this weren’t a 900 mile round trip, I’d snag it. It would be great for towing behind the Tour Jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1490909034823120

“This is a trailer made with a box from an old jeep willys fc170 pickup truck. The box is 9′ long on the inside and 4’1″ wide on the inside. Cheap utility trailer, or build an overland expedition trailer. You could fit 31″ tires or maybe larger. Stake pockets to easily put a rack on it and rooftop tent. No title, but it’s pretty easy to get one. It’s wired but the wiring most likely needs work. Tailgate works as it should. Safety chains.”

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1964 M-677 Parker, CO $1000

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Andy spotted this parks M-677.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1139845763728178

“1964 Jeep fc 4 door super rare for sale. Heavily rusted but all contours are there. Sheet metal work $1000 obo no title. ”

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E-Stopp Parking Brake Arrived Today

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The tour jeep’s E-Stopp parking brake arrived today. I couldn’t get a very good sense of the size on the seller’s website, so I have photographed it on one of Ann’s cutting boards.

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1949 Slide Showing Billboard w/ Wagon on eBay

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UPDATE: Matt thought I should add this billboard to this thread.

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This really neat color slide documents a Setaro’s Willys Motors Billboard ad. The only issue I see is the price of $79.99! Setaros was in New Haven, CT. I’ve included an ad published in the Yale Daily News Newspaper from January 13, 1948.

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“Original Kodachrome Red Border Slide 1949 – Jeep Station Wagon Billboard. Beautiful vintage original slide. Comes as shown and described. Very rare!”

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This is the newspaper ad from the Yale newspaper historical library archives:

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Frank Sinatra’s GPW

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UPDATE: Thanks to pics posted to Facebook by Ken Wyatt, we now know that Frank’s GPW has moved to the lobby at the Golden Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection.

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Originally posted September 27, 2018: Gordon mentioned to me that Frank Sinatra had once owned a GPW. So, I spent some time searching for Sinatra and jeeps. Here’s what I have so far:

Franks GPW went to a Sotheby’s auction in 2003 (which listed it as a 1942 GPW),

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then to a Barrett Jackson auction in 2005 (which listed it as a 1944).

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It now resides in the Tebo Museum (private museum approx 400 vehicles) collection (Facebook link) (Flicker Link). Here’s how the jeep is presented:

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Back when Frank built his home in 1947 at Palm Springs, California, his daughter noted that the town was still small and the roads rough, so “We . . . needed our jeep to manage the dirt roads, sand dunes, and tumbleweeds,” No indication as to what jeep model this was.

Of course, Frank spent some time in jeeps while acting. For example, this still photo from a French eBay page of Sinatra in a jeep is from his 1958 film “Kings Go Forth”.

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According to an April 1966 Esquire magazine article,

“At other times, aiming to please, his men will overreact to his desires: when he casually observed that his big orange desert jeep in Palm Springs seemed in need of a new painting, the word was swiftly passed down through the channels, becoming ever more urgent as it went, until finally it was a command that the jeep be painted now, immediately, yesterday. To accomplish this would require the hiring of a special crew of painters to work all night, at overtime rates; which, in turn, meant that the order had to be bucked back up the line for further approval. When it finally got back to Sinatra’s desk, he did not know what it was all about; after he had figured it out he confessed, with a tired look on his face, that he did not care when the hell they painted the jeep.”

According to the “Remarkable Cars” website, this 1941? MB was used during the filming of the dirty dozen, then purchased by Sinatra, who then gave it to Burt Reynolds. It is now located in the Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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I’m sure there’s much more out there. I’ll add to this thread as I learn more.

 
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Year? CJ-2A Beach Tram on eBay

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No pics of the actual slide. The seller wants $23 for it. Unclear where this was taken.

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“Slide 1950s Red Star Border Kodachrome Jeep Train on Tropical Resort Beach”

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1958 German CJ-3B Manual on eBay

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Andy shared this rare CJ-3B manual printed in German currently priced at $59.

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Middle-aged Female Co-Pilot Sought

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Brian shared this unique ad on the back of a jeep’s spare tire. It was posted to Facebook.

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Half-Cab Chair Pittsburgh, PA $350

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Roger Martin shared this unique half-cab chair for sale. It’s listed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/257291947029332/permalink/441725818585943/

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1955 M-170 Greensboro, NC $8500

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Thanks to Tom for sharing this one. It has some interesting dash additions, but I can’t make out some of the extra data plates to explain their purposes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1158711171937686

“1955 M1 70 24 V WP System Ran when parked about 10 years Breaks updated but need some more work Clear Title”

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