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1954 CJ-3B Arvada, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: News

It is a project with an 1972 drive-train. Sounds like a great project and, given the Warn winch, Koenig hardtop, and tires, this looks like a good price.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/arvada-1964-willys-jeep-cj-3b-high-hood/7122672028.html

“This was my project jeep that needs to be completed. I am unable to finish this project because of health problems. This jeep has a V8 289 mustang motor with a 1972 drive train and 11in drum breaks. Two fuel tanks that combine to make 25gal. Warren 8000 winch electric that works great. Two bucket seats. Hard top with role bar. Original body minimal rust. It needs quite a bit of work to fish. Asking 3000 or reasonable offer. I prefer call but I can text and email. 303 nine0six four8one9

Assortment of Tires and wheels one set 35in one set 16in one set Jackmon 11/15s all hold air. One set your choice or take em all. I also have a set of AT recap tires on 16in 4runner rims. Jeep has to be sold first before separating tires”

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1951 Farm Jeep & Jeep Tractor Brochure

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

This modest four page brochure was spotted by Maury on eBay along with five other cool brochures which I’ll share over the next few days. They are great brochures at a killer buy-it-now price.

Each of the brochures had consecutive form numbers, from FS-514100 to FS-514105. The brochure below included extra digits at the front: FS-4 FS-514102.

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Feb. – Mar. 1958 Willys Salespower

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I do think it’s odd that while the brand ‘Jeep’ dominates much of the consumer facing literature by 1958, the marketing department still uses the ‘Willys’ term. Of course, the company’s name is Willys Motors, but that’s pretty much a legacy name by this time (at least in retrospect).

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1942 Photo of Dutch Airmen in a Slat Grille Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This August 21, 1942, photo in the Nogalas International Newspaper didn’t provide any names, but does make it appear that these airmen are enjoying the ride.

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1953 CJ-3A Fresno, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has a replacement body along with a variety of mods.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/fresno-1953-willys/7121242169.html

“1953 Willys. Willys is in excellent running condition. Ready for trails or just a little run around. 327 with mild cam runs nice and smooth. Not radical. Automatic 400 transmission. Power steering. Power brakes. Warn overdrive transfer in original transfer case. Factory undercarriage. All lights work and are led. All new wiring. New tires and wheels. Frame rails in excellent condition.”

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1964 VEEP Granite Bay, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

Looks in good shape. The seller mentions videos in the description, but I could find no links to them.

https://www.letgo.com/en-us/i/jeep-m38-veep-1964_34d222f0-cdfc-4e57-a81a-e02b520ab112
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https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/granite-bay-jeep-veep-m-fun-car/7118674736.html

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“Built in 2006 and titled as a 1964.
Mileage reads 38000
A recently rebuilt 1600cc Dual port VW engine that starts easily and runs good.
4 speed manual transmission that is quiet and works as it should.
The body is a Willys M38 military Jeep steel body with folding windshield, no rust and the diamond plate corner pieces are just decorative.
New front disc brakes on a ball joint front end and rear drum brakes.
This is a full frame Jeep and does not use a VW pan.
This is a super fun Jeep to drive, its faster than a stock M38, easy to get in and out of and easily cruises at highway speeds.
This Jeep is ready to go and could be driven home.
Please look at all the photos and watch the videos.”

 

 
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1945 GPW Torrance, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks like a good one fore someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/torrance-1945-ford-wwii/7120290504.html

“All numbers match runs good, have been garaged for the last 60 years. Minimal rust, mostly original. Serious inquiries only, priced to sell”

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1952 M-38 Red Bluff, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

This has a few minor mods.

“1952 model M38. Recent rebuild on 134 engine. This was a Marine Jeep with a California delivery date of 1951.
Clean title with a clean body tub. Stored inside. Rear axel assembly has been converted to warn hubs for flat towing.
Converted to 12 volt system. Nice winch up front with tow bar and heavy chain.
Asking $6500.00 or a reasonable offer. ”

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1946 CJ-2A Campbell, CA $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be worth a look.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-46-willys-street-rock-obo/7121033405.html

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“1946 Willys Jeep, Rock Crawler
street registered never smog required
CURRENT CA REGISTRATION-STREET LEGAL
driven by a little old man that ONLY drove it on Sundays (no really!)

Runs great – $4,200 – OBO
Ford V8 – 302
Edelbrock four barrel carburetor
Edelbrock Performer 302 aluminum intake manafold
Pertronix distributor/ignition system
MSD ignition coil
105 amp Delco 10Si self-exciting alternator, 1 wire hookup
Warn locking hubs
Big radiator
Electric fans”

 
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1955 CJ-5 Kittitas, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

My great uncle had a low mileage early CJ-5 jeep that was rarely used and rarely left the farm (sold before his death; sadly I couldn’t get it at the time). So, it’s possible the 8200 mileage is correct. However, with that low of mileage, I’m surprised the heater (or whatever was installed on the passenger side — see engine compartment photo — isn’t still there).

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kittitas-1955-willys-jeep/7122320063.html

“This Jeep is completely original. It has 8200 original miles. It spent most of its adult life in Eastern Wa. Everything works…4 wheel drive..runs well. Has always been garaged.”
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Year? MB Lompoc, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a civilian engine (or head at the very least) and some other updates. It’s listed as a 1942, but I don’t see any reason to think that year is correct.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/lompoc-1941-willy-jeep/7120648761.html

“1941 willy jeep new tires new trasmison cluch shock toon up”

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1949 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ $18,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is looks like a true frame-off refurb; it does have a few minor mods, such as updated brakes.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/tucson-49-willys-cj-3a-jeep/7119305521.html

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“Here we have a 1949 willy’s Cj-3a Jeep. Vehicle has 2,609 miles since full frame off restoration. Build started 2/3/09 and was completed 11/29/11. Has been garage kept since 2009. All new parts and some N.O.S. parts. Original 134ci. flathead (L-head) engine with .40 over bore. New cam, crank, and pistons. Built by C. Bremmer in Phoenix.

T-90 three speed manual transmission. Dana 18 transfer case with 29 tooth final gear. Dana 25 front axle with new ring and pinion, yoke and spicer style axles. Dana 44 rear axle with new ring and pinion, yoke and full floating axles.

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Koenig Jiffy Cab 325 Half Cab Stores, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

“Second Top is a Willys Jeep Factory approved Koenig brand all Steel Jiffy Half Cab model 325. This model half cab top is correct for CJ3A/ CJ3B model Willys Jeeps. Top is in overall excellent condition complete with Doors ,and all mounting pieces. Original Paint, with great patina as well as original Koenig Tag still intact. Top could use a good cleaning and if it ever warms up here I will get a chance to do that. All glass good.

Whats left of an original factory approved Jeep sticker is still visible in rear window. Like the previous top listed with a little work and good cleaning this would be an excellent top for a 3A/ 3B restoration or Daily driver. Same as top above once its paid for ill be happy to hold onto it for a reasonable time period to allow new owner to come get it.

Just thought I would give all the Ewillys guys and girls a shot at these tops before I went the Ebay route $750 OBO Im open to a package price on both tops if someone is interested.”

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Cab Enclosure Hardtop Storrs, CT $650

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Email Ted Jordan at Willysted @ charter.net (removed the spaces around the @) or call  860-428-3265 with any questions.

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“For sale is a Willys Jeep M38 /CJ2A Arctic Top, Windshield Frame and Doors. Over all pretty decent condition, with all glass good except for rear hatch glass. All insulation still intact,as is original Tag. Windshield frame is very nice as are the doors with the exception of some of the window frame metal needed some work.

Ive been told these tops will also fit CJ2A model jeeps as well as possibly CJ3A models using the Windshield frame that come with top. Anyone have any info on this ill be happy to comment on this and ad it to listing. These Tops look really cool when mounted and with a little work this one would be a great addition to an M38 restoration, driver or Winter Wheeler.

If you do a search on Willys Arctic Tops you can see some great pics of this type of Top installed. Located in Storrs CT , and I will be happy to hold top until new owner is able to come get it. Could possibly ship through Fastenal but not sure as there blue line for shipping is down right now, so might have to be a You Ship type of deal or come and get it. $650 OBO”

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Year? M-38 Banning, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It’s listed as a 1949, but appears to be an M-38 with an incorrect windshield.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bar/d/banning-1949-willies-jeep/7109907559.html

“Yellow 1949 willies Jeep , open to all trades”

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1947 CJ-2A Sparks, NV $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2020) Looks rough. Has updates. Includes a Warn overdrive.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/sparks-1947-cj-2a-willys-jeep/7108448717.html

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“For sale is a 1947 CJ-2A Willys Jeep.

Sold as is, as a project, not running. Rolling and only somewhat complete.
Nothing left of the original drivetrain. (okay, it does have a Spicer 18 xfer) Body and frame are original.

Hasn’t run with this engine. Been outside, somewhat covered for 15 years.
CA title (lost), but the title is currently being replaced by the state of CA, hasn’t been registered in 25 years

Body
Solid but Bondo in few places, dings and dents (it’s 73 years old)
The bed has been replaced by a ¼” steel plate, welded in place, not flat
Glove box under passenger seat has been removed but will be included in the sale
Seat brackets have been changed
Original style (but newer) gas tank under driver’s seat
2A has fold-up (out) windshield
Some rust on lower edge of tailgate
Left fender pushed out to fit previous headers from Buick V6
Small hole, crudely, cut in firewall, to clear valve cover of Buick V6
Grill modified to fit larger aluminum radiator

Drivetrain
Engine – Chevrolet 4.3 V6
The engine has been fit to the engine compartment. Motor mounts in place. Radiator (new aluminum Ron Davis, 4-core, never used) in place with new mounts/front cross member.
Trans – SM420 (4-spd with a granny 1st gear)
Tower has been off but transmission has been covered
Xfer – Dana 18

Axles
The rear is currently a Dana 44 from a 1948 CJ-3A. The front is a newer Dana 44 (flat top knuckles). It has been narrowed 4.75 inches, professionally. Also changed to 5on5.5. I have the matching rear Dana 44 (not yet narrowed). It is an offset diff with a six-bolt lug pattern. Can’t remember what they were from, maybe a Wagoneer?

Steering
GM steering box relocated to in front of the grill, behind bumper

Tires/Wheels
White wagon wheels, 15×8. Very old 31-inch tires, good for rollers only

Misc
-Current spring over with narrow 1.75” wide springs.
(Rancho 1” lift, for CJ-2A)
-Might negotiate in other springs I have laying around.
-I have two sets of 5.89 gears for Dana 44 axles.
-Extra clutch assembly
-have a top, new in a box for 30 years
-Original horn (6v horn sounds great with 12v to it!)
-Dana 44 spool
-receiver hitch (Ford) for new rear cross member
-tow bar and mounting points for front bumper

I have a Warn overdrive unit that I will sell with the Jeep. It has not been mounted on this vehicle.

I have no interest in parting this out; I’d actually rather throw more parts in with it.”

 
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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Updates resume Tuesday. I received some cool special equipment brochures (four page ‘jeep’ tractor brochure). I will share that on Tuesday.

 
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Runnels-Wiggins Dealer Ads Feb. 1948 – Apr. 1948

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

The firm of Caver-Wiggins advertised jeeps for sale in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Chronicle Star newspaper from July 1946 to November 1947.

In October of 1947, the Caver-Wiggins corporate charter was changed and the firm renamed to Runnels-Wiggins, with Julius Wiggins and Davage Runnels taking control of the entity.

In November of 1947, a week after the final Caver-Wiggins jeep ad, Runnel-Wiggins began advertising jeeps in the Chronicle Star. The ads only appear to last through April of 1948. No additional information appeared in the Chronicle Star about Runnel-Wiggins.

Later that year, in December of 1948, Coast Cities Motor Sales announced its status as a new jeep dealer in Pascagoula and began advertising in the Chronicle Star.

Below are some Runnels-Wiggins ads:

November 14, 1947 The Farm Vehicle That Works 12 Months a Year:

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February 06, 1948 Get the Facts and You’ll Get a ‘Jeep’:

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February 13, 1948 Winter Chores are Easier with the Universal ‘Jeep’:

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1967 Ramsey Winch and PTO Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Ramsey brochure highlights some of the different Dana 20 PTO options avaialble.

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January 1958 Willys Salespower

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This issue of the Willys Salespower notes multiple fleet sales citing specific vehicles to specific clients.

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1943 Photo of Sicilian Kids Filling a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2019) This scene was part of a Signal Corps News Reel, so there may be film of these kids waving on some internet news reel footage somewhere.

View all the information on ebay

“943 Press Photo Sicilian kids ride American jeep, World War II, Sicily. This is an original press photo. World War II – Sicily. Friendly youngsters crowd themselves into an American jeep, parked on a street in Sicily. Scene is from U.S. Army Signal Corps Newsreel Film. Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 8-10-1943.”

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1947 Model 90 Empire Tractor Brighton, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Seems a good price. Radiator has been swapped.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738891896918305/

“1947 Empire tractor, s/n 5184. This tractor runs well. Tires are in good condition. We were told by seller who owned the tractor since the 1960s that the first owner had a custom haying business & the tractor kept overheating pulling a self powered bailer so he installed a McCormick Deering radiator. Sellers family built the 3 point lift & blade to clean barn stalls. Empire tractors were made with same engines, transmission, transfer case, and differential as Jeeps.”

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1959 CJ-5 Gunnison, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It’s got pretty dented fender, and a little damage in the rear, but otherwise seems like it’s in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/551167715805016/

“Runs excellent, no rust, body has some character. Has been stored in a garage at a mountain cabin. Great candidate for a restoration project or just a summer daily driver.”

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1947 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The jeep doesn’t run. May have a Porter & Reed Hardtop. It also has some kind of carrier(?) above the top.

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/pts/d/great-falls-1947-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7114555776.html

“1947 Willy’s Jeep. I have owned this Jeep for numerous years and have too many projects to complete. The jeep has original equipment and it currently does not run. I have a second engine that works well with a transmission and transfer case that goes with the jeep. There is a new fuel system installed, as well as a new gas tank with a professionally rebuilt carburetor. I have receipts for many of the parts. It is currently licensed and titled. Mileage unknown”

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1955 CJ-5 Greeley, CO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Looks like it has the original KS 0-10 speedometer in it (but the needle is broken). Has an f-head header, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/660804581370304/

“This is an original 6 volt cj5 has 4 cylinder engine runs great and drives great has twin stick transfer case and 4wd works great have 3 of the 4 stock rims and have 4 newer rims and 3 newer tires no title but have off road tags for it new steering wheel and wiper motor sprayed bed liner in floor of it and just a small amount of rust in floor under fuel tank”

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