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1951 CJ-3A Bevent, WI $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Unclear how much value is here.

https://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/d/schofield-1951-willys-jeep/7154736954.html

“Jeep has flathead 4 with 31000 original miles. Needs TLC.”

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1948 CJ-2A Bevent, WI $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The description suggests the jeep has hydraulics. Does this mean a 3 point hitch?

https://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/d/schofield-1948-willys-jeep/7154743367.html

“1948 willys Jeep with hydraulics. Needs some TLC. Flat head 4 engine has 24000 miles original.”

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1970 M-718A1 Upland, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151

Not in perfect shape, but runs and drives.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/upland-m718a1-m151a2-jeep-ambulance/7164155629.html

“Selling a rare military AM General M718a1 Ambulance. Same as M151a2 just setup in the ambulance configuration. Clean Ca title on planned non-op. Pre-smog. Runs and drives great. New nos carburetor and fuel lines. Clean tub never been cut, wrecked, or rolled. Soft top is in decent shape, no rips or tears. tires all have decent tread. Extremely rare Jeep in this configuration and condition. Asking $15,000 no trades.”
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FC-170 Chassis Fryeburg, ME $400

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Bill’s got this FC-170 chassis for sale.

“I have a chassis, steering box, transmission and transfer case and both front and rear axles. I have an engine that would require rebuilding. I’m asking $400 for everything.
Location is Fryeburg, Maine. I can be reached at william_almy @ hotmail.com (remove the spaces around the @ sign) or 802 999 3395.”

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Year? DJ-3A/CJ Hibbing, MN $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This might have a DJ-3A Convertible body on a CJ chassis. While the dash is missing the large speedo, a gauge plate has been installed over that area of the dash. There’s no fuel inlet on the side, but Steve spotted the one in the rear (I missed it). It’s got the correct style of VIN tag to be a DJ-3A.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/d/hibbing-s-cj3-jeep/7144596318.html

“Jeep tub has motor tranny axles wheels as in pic
have to be honest not sure if cj1-cj3 which?”

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January 1950 Popular Mechanics Article on Tinkertown

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Jerry contacted me about a locomotive jeep he would like to restored (see near bottom). He noted that it was used at Tinkertown and found this older post while hoping to learn more. So, this post is a complete redo of an early post that focused just on photos in a January 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics.

It is probably no surprise that the Los Angeles metroplitan area was a hotbed of theme parks and carnivals following World War II. In particular, there was Beverly Park, which is claimed to be the park that stimulated Disney’s interests in theme parks.

One of those carnivals was a traveling kiddie carnival called Tinkertown. Articles show it existed at least from 1950 through 1952, operating in Monrovia, Wilmington, Los Angeles, and other LA area towns.

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December 06, 1951, Wilmington Daily Press, Wilmington, California. Tinkertown Kiddie Carnival announcement.

Tinkertown appears to have owned, at one time or another, at least four unusual jeeps. One was a fire jeep made from a CJ-2A, shown below in red.

A second jeep appeared to have been a stretched (probably surplus) WWII jeep made into some kind of fire jeep used to tow a small Ferris wheel.

The article above refers to the jeep as a “fire engine”; perhaps it was modified during WWII? Here’s a better image:

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A third jeep-related setup was a train possibly made from a jeep (or jeep-engine-powered at the very least). It is pictured here:

 

The fourth known jeep was a jeep turned into a locomotive. It’s the one Jerry now owns (along with two of the tram cars), one he’d like to restore. It’s in surprisingly complete condition. He’s hoping to learn more about the manufacturer and/or Tinkertown. Here’s a photo of his train:

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Here’s how it looked in 1950:

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1953 Photo of a CJ-3A from the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Posse

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

UPDATE: Ooops. It turns out I had forgotten that I’d already posted this photo last year

This photo can be found within the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. It depicts a CJ-3A owned by the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Posse. There are other jeep-oriented photos as well held by the library.

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https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/search/searchterm/HCNVT_d042_f11_i9 .. Los Angeles Public Library, November 03, 1953.  ….. Caption 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.”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Madison, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** WAS $6999.

“1946 Willy’s CJ2A, w/title, only 8000 original miles, very solid, has not run in many years.6999 or best cash offer.”

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1948 CJ-2A Walhalla, ND $6250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Front frame rails have been patched or strengthened, but there’s a lot to like here.

https://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/d/walhalla-1948-willys-jeep/7162687288.html

“1948 Willys Jeep with less than 30,000 miles. I am the second owner and have only put 250 miles on it. It has been changed to a 12 volt system. No rust. Also have an aftermarket cab for it. Runs excellent. $6250 OBO”

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1947 CJ-2A Bosque Farms, NM $7250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Looks like it has some late model Free-Lock hubs.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/isleta-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a/7161547777.html

“Original flathead motor. 12 volt. Many new parts, new rubber. Clean NM title. Hunter or cabin owners dream.”

 

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1946 CJ-2A Andover, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This has what looks to be a neat cabinet setup in the back (it has been removed).

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/andover-1946-jeep-willys-cj2a/7156262899.html

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A, it is all stock and everything works. Has 3 sets of wheels, 5 original, 4 spoke wheels and a set of street tires. It has a Koenig half cab currently off the vehicle. There are a few pictures attached but message me if you want more info, I have lots of pictures.”

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1961 Wagon Waco, TX $24,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun driver.

https://waco.craigslist.org/cto/d/china-spring-1961-willys-station-wagon/7154138037.html

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“1961 Willys Station Wagon
1970 350 Corvette Motor, Completely Rebuilt. Approx. 400 H.P. Late Model 3-Speed Jeep Transmission. Two Wheel Drive.
Ford Econo-line Straight Axle with All New Disc Brakes.
Narrow Dana 44 Rear- 355 Posi.
Brand New Springs & Shocks.
New Brake Booster with Corvette Master Cylinder.
New 3 Core Aluminum Radiator.
Brand New Battery.
Brand new Cooper Tires. Fronts- P205-75R15 Weld Wheels. Rears- 275-75R15 Corvette Rally Wheels.

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1955 CJ-3B Wills Point, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Was previously listed here.

Nice looking CJ-3B. The windshield is missing the channel, so either its been removed or that windshield is from a DJ-3A convertible.

https://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/d/wills-point-1955-willys-jeep/7161653467.html

“1955 Willy Jeep in good condition. Manual transmission. Model number CJ3B”

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1946 CJ-2A Hereford, AZ $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://sierravista.craigslist.org/cto/d/hereford-1943-willys-jeep/7151173101.html

“46 WILLYS JEEP RUNS AND DRIVE GREAT WITH A 231 V6 ENGINE 4X4 3 SPEED WITH OVERDRIVE
NEW PAINT, NEW WHEEL AND TIRES
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY ONLY 8 AM TO 430 PM
LOCATED AT M & R AUTO 5131 HEREFORD RD HEREFORD AZ 85615
ASKING 16500 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY”

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1948 CJ-2A Houston, TX $5950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Need some work.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1948-willys-cj-2a/7163421282.html

“This Jeep has an engine from a 1953 Jeep, so it is not the original flathead. It runs good but the brakes are not working. The Jeep has spent all but the last few years in north Texas. It has some rust, as you’d expect. I bought it from a friend of mine and he threw in another motor, an engine block, and some other parts. I was planning to work on this, but I’ve not touched it in three years. It needs to go to someone who will give it the attention it needs.
I have the original title and many years of subsequent registration receipts. It’s a great window of history.”

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Year? M-151A1 Alvin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-151

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

It needs some love.

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“Barn Find M151A1 made by Ford. UNCUT, and rolls freely. Tires all hold air. Disconnected fuel, hooked up batteries, and poured fuel in the carb and it fired right up and ran until it ran out of fuel in the carb. didn’t want to run with the the fuel tank hooked up until i get the tank emptied and new fuel put in. All lights work with exception of one headlight. Transmission shifts fine. Comes with original seat cushions, and 2008 manufactured canvas A1 top with the two windows in rear. Has small rust areas as seen in the photos, but a FANTASTIC barn find.”

 
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1957 FC-150 Drivetrain Pleasanton, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/10/2020) This does not appear to include the frame.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/pleasanton-57-fc-150-drivetrain/7162702564.html

“F134, t90, spicer 18 front and rear axels and springs.
All running when removed.”

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1963 CJ-3B Wheat Ridge, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

No pics provided. Pics will require unpacking the jeep from the garage, but, to be fair, I am not sure how a person is supposed to evaluate it without being able to see it?

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/wheat-ridge-sort-of-barn-find-1963/7157764682.html

“Hi, inherited my father’s 1963 CJ3B High Hood Jeep.
It has an honest 70XXX miles on it.
Dad never washed it after taking elk hunting for several years and it was badly rusted.
I got a new body – stamped from the original dies, I think it was made in the Philippines.
I had it professionally mounted and painted in the original baby blue. The shop that did to work did an excellent job of transferring every single little piece over. If you did not know, It looks absolutely original.
I started to fix it up and life changed. It continues to change and I think the smart move is to let it go.
A vehicle is a tough thing to hang onto for sentimental reasons.
It has not been started since about 2004. It’s sitting on flat tires, the seats are totally shot. The top is old but in very good shape.
It is sort of buried in the garage, except I never ever set stuff on it – or even leaned anything against the new ( now well cured from 2004 ish) paint.
If your a serious possible buyer, please let me know. I can help you get it out if we go forward.
Because of how it is in the garage, it would be nearly impossible to get pictures. Don’t ask.
Just reply if you’re seriously interested. Low ball bullshit will be ignored”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Paris, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Needs some work.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/brookston-47-willys-cj2a/7158623568.html

“1947 Willys CJ2A
Runs and drives, needs some work
Perfect for farm, ranch, hunting”

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CJ-2A Marine Engine and Transmission Kingston, MI $950

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/23/2020) Here’s a rare pairing. Somewhere I had an advertisement for Willys marine engines in a Florida newspaper from 1946, but I can’t find that ad at the moment.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bpo/d/kingston-willys-overland-jeep-mb-marine/7136212195.html

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“This unit has been in storage for a long time. The pistons are not stuck. Carburetor needs to be freed up and cleaned out. MB 564093 Marine Power Unit. 134 c.i.d.. This is a non running military engine that has been in storage. I see no cracks or breaks in the castings. I separated the engine and gear box so they could be mounted on my engine stands. After removing the oil pan and cylinder head and checking it out, I loosely assembled it just to keep things all together. The generator is a 6 volt, 40 amp. and the starter motor & bendix look good.

The “marine drive” gear box that was mounted on the engine has a multiple disc wet clutch with “knuckle in” engagement and by moving the lever in the other direction knuckles the clutch out, goes into neutral and will begin to apply a band brake as lever movement continues. Box is full of oil and looks good. The universal coupling behind the box is very heavy duty. The engine flywheel is drilled and tapped for a vehicle clutch assembly, but is still yet a clutch virgin. Starter gear shows very, very little wear. I will be happy to open things back up (engine and gear box) with a interested person present.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Dallas, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lacks an engine.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/dallas-jeep-willys-body-s/7160935618.html

“1940’s Special Willys Edition – buy as is. Does not have an engine. Great fixer-up project! Tires in good shape. Some rust. Make me an offer!”

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1946 CJ-2A La Porte, TX $3600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://houston.craigslist.org/spo/d/la-porte-willys-jeep/7163944166.html

“1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A street legal.”

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1959 Review of the Willys Wagon and Land Rover

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

This three-part article appeared in the August 1959 issue of Car Life magazine. The first two-page article is a general look at both vehicles. Then, there’s a long review of the Willys Wagon followed by a long review of the Land Rover. I got the sense that the reviewer Mr. Jim Whipple was more impressed with the Land Rover than the wagon. You be the judge….

General review:
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Willyls Wagon review:

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1948 CJ-2A Elbert, CO $11,498

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Nice looking 2A.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/elbert-1948-cj2a-restored/7158712934.html

“Frame off restoration and complete rebuild. Motor professionally rebuilt,new steering,wiring(12v), gauges, lights,brakes,u-joints,seals and paint.
Less than 300 miles since restoration completed, and runs and drives beautifully. Body sandblasted,primed and painted – no rust.
cash only please – no checks.”

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1954 CJ-3B Aspen, CO $13,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

This is a nice looking 3B with a Kelly hardtop. The interior is mint, with the exception of the dash-mounted custom stuff holder?

https://rockies.craigslist.org/cto/d/aspen-willys-jeep-1954-cj-3b/7156428613.html

“Beautiful 1954 Willys – Rare with steel top.
Original motor, original transmission, original clean engine bay, 6V.
Everything works as it should, interior is mint.”
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