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1946 CJ-2A Pottstown, PA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/14/2020) Still needs a few “odds and ends” things completed, but runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/318851579340314/

“This Willys Jeep was a frame-off restoration project I did about 5 years ago with the intent of doing some vintage trail rides. every single thing you can possibly think of was replaced and or rebuilt on this. From bumper to bumper. engine, transmission, transfer case, Body, fuel system, breaks, wiring, starter, generator, radiator, even down to the seat cushions….. EVERYTHING was done …. I took it on one ride and it’s been around the property hauling firewood about five times. Aside from that it’s just sat beside the barn …. anyone who’s worked on old cars knows I’m not lying when I say I have much more invested in it then I’m asking. There’s still a few cosmetic odds and ends to do but other tan that this jeep is ready to go.”

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Year? CJ-2A Fresno, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/28/2020) Unclear how serious the seller is. Listed as a 1942, it looks more like a CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/712447056320857

“Testing The waters On this 42 Willys Jeep. Trans Stuck In Gear. Motor Supposedly Runs Come With another Motor, Trans and Transfercase. 2 Hoods 2 Windslields And Seats. Best Offer Gets It. Or im Gonna Build”

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Video of Bruce Agan’s Former DJ-3A Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, videos • TAGS: .

While looking for something else, I was pleasantly surprised with this video of Bruce Agan’s former 1964 DJ-3A Surrey. The video was posted in 2012, prior to his passing. He was the guru of Surreys and Galas for a time and his restoration (including all the interior fabric) is a testament to that fact. There are various photos of his Surrey, Surrey advertising, and other jeeps on Flickr.

 
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Photo of 4 Bantam BRC-60s

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Brian spotted this photo showing 4 Bantam BRC-60s rolling down a hill. This was posted to the Butlers Standard Eight Facebook Group. The text on the photo reads: “Bantam BRC 40s”  Four of the 70 prototypes produced between September 1940 and December 1940. Despite what the text indicates, we know those as Bantam BRC-60s, not 40s.

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1962 Movie/Poster ‘When the Girls Takeover’

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Bruce Agan assembled these clips of DJ-3A scenes from the movie, “When the Girls Take Over”.

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Original Post May 10, 2018:

Maury spotted this rare poster for the movie “When the Girls Takeover“. The full movie is on Youtube and the jeep appears in multiple scenes.

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE Original Vintage 1962 MOVIE POSTER FOR THE MOVIE “WHEN THE GIRLS TAKE OVER”.

THE POSTER IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND THE COLORS ARE GOOD AND CLEAR BUT THE WHITE BACKGROUND HAS SLIGHT DISCOLOR DUE TO ITS AGE. THE EDGES SHOW SLIGHT WEAR BUT WILL LOOK GOOD WHEN FRAMED.

THE POSTERS MAIN IMAGE IS OF A WILLYS JEEP “PINK SURRY”!

THE MOVIE FEATURED ROBERT LOWERY, MARVIN MILLER, JACKIE COOGAN, AND JIMMY ELLISON. IT MEASURES 22X28 INCHES.”

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Clip from the beginning showing several Surreys in a row.

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And the full movie:

 
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New Gladiator Jeep Ad Controversy

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, videos

UPDATE: Bill shared David Tracy’s updated to this commercial. Apparently, there’s a disagreement on the history of the truck between the former owner and jeep. While an interesting story, I still think it’s a big issue over nothing.

https://jalopnik.com/jeep-bought-his-awesome-1963-gladiator-and-then-crushed-1845936078

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Originally Posted Feb 2, 2019:

Several folks have emailed about the controversy over the new Gladiator Jeep ad. The new ad shows an old Jeep Gladiator being crushed from which the new Gladiator emerges. Some folks resent the fact that the old Gladiator was crushed, as it appears to be in restorable shape. Given there were over 100,000 of them produced, I don’t think crushing one will cause the world to end. There are also plenty of cheap ones available. I found these two on my very first search:

2 for $3000: https://olympic.craigslist.org/cto/d/bremerton-rare-jeep-gladiator/6799254554.html
1 for $1100: https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/gig-harbor-1971-jeep-j2000-gladiator/6804750817.html

The actual crushing aside, my problem with the commercial is this: If the point of creating a new Gladiator was to benefit from the nostalgia of the original Gladiator, crushing the life out of an old Gladiator doesn’t do that. Nostalgia should be about reliving happy memories not, literally, crushing old memories.

For fun, here’s an old Jeep Gladiator commercial (the first 30 seconds is an introduction, but the remainder of the video is a commercial or 2 separate commercials):

On a side note, there’s already a Jeep Gladiator Forum ready for the new Gladiator.

 

 
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Wooden Jeep on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Roger Martin spotted this newly made wooden jeep.

View all the information on ebay

“CUSTOM HAND MADE CRAFTED WOOD WILLY’S JEEP CJ WRANGLER TOY W TRAILER vintage”

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3 Auburn Rubber FC-150 Toys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This seller has three rubber FC-150 toys at $30 each or make offer.

View all the information on ebay

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“Offered for auction is a vintage Auburn Willys Jeep FC-150 4X4 truck, which measures approximately five inches in length. It is made of a red rubber-like material. It has images of passengers in the side windows, and the cab details are highlighted with silver paint. It sports black tires, and the front axle is out of line. The toy is in used condition with some warping, which is present in most of these old rubber toys. There is some dark staining on the surface from age. This toy is suitable for display or just plain play.

This Jeep FC-150 truck will make a great addition to a Jeep and/or forward control truck collection.”

 
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1977 CJ-5 JeepRod Berlin, NJ $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods

Here’s a different looking CJ-5 built atop a Ford Model A frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/685653852140563

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“Up for sale is a fun little rat rod. Cj5 tub on a Ford model a frame 350 small block chevy World Products sportsman 2 heads Summit 488/488 cam Summit roller rockers Victor Jr style intake 750 quick fuel carb TCI Th350 trans Trans specialities 3600 convertor Ford 8.8 with 4.10 limited slip disc brakes Coker Classic white walls Vintage sw gauges Custom shifter Spun aluminum gas tank Speed way front tube axle with disc brakes Speedway wiring harness. All 6an braided trans and fuel lines Has the typical jeep rust issues that where fixed sometime during its life, not perfect but a fun little rat rod that turns heads. $7000.00 or trade for Chevy dually/ramp truck nothing else.”

 
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1962 FC-170 Montauk, NY $17,500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/311566483445777

“1962 jeep Willy’s fc170. Runs and drives well 226 6 cylinder 3 speed trans. Call Randy for more info”

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1952 M-38A1 Dually Spring Mills, PA $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

I don’t see many M-38A1s with dually’s and the extra fender.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/899081024168638

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“This is a really neat 1952 Willys M38 A1 Korean War piece of History. It has the extremely rare dual rear wheel conversion, it still has the machine gun mount brackets in the rear, it has the blackout lighting, and it has a PTO mounted underneath. The Jeep starts and drives, but it needs a complete restoration before it is roadworthy. I got it from an estate, so I know no history on it, I was planning on redoing it, but it is more of a project than I can handle. For someone that has the knowledge, tools, and resources to redo this, it would be an amazing addition to any collection. The price is as low as it is going to go. So many people have said they’re coming to get it, or have tried to lowball me, that this is at. The price is $5,500 firm.”

 
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Jeepster Trailer Phoenix, AZ $1200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, trailer

For the right Jeepster owner, this could be a nice addition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/392776891797683

“Back half jeepster trailer clean and neat. No title. Trades considered”

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1963 CJ-5 Oakley, UT $8300

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8300.

(09/22/2020) This has an unusual paint job and is nicely refurbed.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6693215

“1963 Willy’s CJ 5 Two door with original Konig hard top Original F 134 Hurricane engine. Original miles. Great running & super clean.”

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1953 CJ-3B Scottsdale, AZ $24,000

• CATEGORIES: News

Nice looking refurb with possibly a replacement body.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/scottsdale-1953-willys-jeep/7241640898.html

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“WillysJeep CJ-3B produced by Willys-Overland in 1953, Willys-Overland was sold to the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation, who adopted the Willys Motors name until 1964. The CJ-3B, a transitional model that narrowed the gap between the CJ and M38-A1, while similar in many ways to the 2A and 3A, had one major difference: the new F-Head Hurricane engine, which delivered more horsepower, but demanded a higher hood, a structural feature that also distinguished it from earlier CJs. The new Hurricane engine delivered a marked improvement in performance, with larger intake valves in the head and increased fuel economy.
I have owned this jeep for 2 years, fixed a few minor issues and now I am looking to make room for another vehicle. The vehicle is a total rebuild which if you come over and check it out, listen to the engine and take it for a spin, you’ll see it is in great shape, all around. Asking $24,000 OBO”

 
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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1954 Wagon Salt Lake City, UT $10,000: https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6901329
  2. 1962 Wagon Silverton, CO $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/346732256632882/
  3. 1962 Wagon East Brady, PA $25,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323691025653210
  4. 1950 Sedan Delivery Crofton, NE $17,000: https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/atq/d/crofton-1950-willys-overlander/7236001856.html
  5. Year? Wagon Sacramento, CA $5000: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/antelope-1945-willys-jeep-station-wagon/7245133954.html
  6. 1963 Wagon San Marcos, CA $11,200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/159110628902308
  7. 1954 Wagon San Bernardino, CA $37,990: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3414035955353463/
  8. 1963 Wagon Murrieta, CA $15,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2859923850930420
  9. 1950 Wagon Franklin, NC Hemmings Auction: https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1950-willys-overland-jeep?utm_medium=email&utm_source=auctions_newsletter&utm_campaign=2020-12-29
  10. 1952 Wagon Hatfield, MA $3900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1316393552045138
  11. 1954 Wagon Catawissa, PA $5400: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1588720074669782

TRUCKS:

  1. 1949 Truck Hartville, OH $14,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1002343346898713/
  2. 1949 Truck Salt Lake City, UT $14,000: https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6793951
  3. 1963 Truck Piedmont, AL $22,000: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/cto/d/piedmont-1963-willys-jeep-truck/7245696229.html
  4. 1951 Truck LIbertville, IL $12,000: https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/d/libertyville-1951-jeep-willy-overlook/7239476353.html
  5. 1958 Truck Sauk Rapids, MN No Price: https://stcloud.craigslist.org/pts/d/sauk-rapids-jeep-pickup/7246279302.html
  6. 1955 Truck Mendota Heights, MN $3000: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/saint-paul-willys-jeep-pickup/7247116455.html
  7. 1962 Truck Union Dale, PA $1000: https://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/d/herrick-center-1962-willys-pick-up/7246721808.html
  8. 1953 Truck Burbank, CA $4500: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/d/glendale-53-willys-truck-4×4/7248598075.html
  9. 1963 Truck Raymond, ME $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/811477156093477
  10. Year? Truck Harveys Lake, PA $2450: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337946024306312
  11. 1949 Truck Hamilton, NY $4995: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/408533483474009
 
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1946 CJ-2A Santa Barbara, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/23/2020) This SN 44064 has a solid looking body. There might be a sign on the driver’s side (can’t tell for sure).

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-barbara-1946-willys-cj2a/7252142171.html

“1946 Willys in excellent condition. All original minus wheels and seats. Front disc brakes are installed. All new electrical. Great for driving around town. New odometer has been put in. Original is available.”

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1942 GPW Napa County, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This is a non-runner.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/napa-gpw-wwii-jeep/7254160646.html
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“Up for sale is late 1942 Ford GPW WWII Jeep. This is fresh from the cow pastures of Texas!
THIS IS A NON RUNNING PARTS VEHICLE! Lets go with the “Good, Bad, and the Ugly”.
The good is that it is late 1942 ford with a lot of ford marked parts. It has an GPW radiator, early Sheller steering wheel, nice earlier style hood, ford axles, 1 combat wheel, clean rear panel, nice CJ2a style windscreen, a period correct hand crank winch on the bumper, 2 of the brass data plates on the glove box, motor is Willys MB that was a depot rebuild at the Red River Arsenal 3-3-58, WWII carter carb, OG oil bath air cleaner, and many F marked bolts. Continue reading

 
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1945 Converto Airborne Trailer Oregon City, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Blaine spotted this Converto trailer for sale.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/oregon-city-wwii-us-airborne-airborn/7251561682.html

“We are offering a 1945 USA Converto trailer used by the Army and Navy, as well as Marine Corps in World War Two WW2.

We were in gold country, in central California, hunting for a few things to bring home to the shop when we found this lovely Converto trailer, which is complete, and original. It even has both of the original BF Goodrich military issue tires, which are extremely rare.

Date plates are intact, and only needs paint, wiring, and the canvas bag for the front. If we replace these ourselves, the trailer will list at full retail value- $2,500”

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1947 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2020) This project jeep has a body with its drain holes filled. Possible gov data plate on dash?

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-collins-1947-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7243571453.html

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, partial restoration, solid body, very complete and original, engine needs to be rebuilt, many spare parts.”
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Year? CJ-2A Redlands, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This doesn’t run. It’s listed as a 1948, but the data plate and early grille suggest a 1946.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/159110628902308

“Willy’s Jeep V-6 Warn front hubs Comes with all sorts of extra parts It ran before I parked it long term”

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1957 Park ‘Jeep’ Dealership St. Louis Park, MN

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: As JoeB points out (and I missed), the van is an Economy 2WD Deliver Chassis with a Montpelier body conversion (vs. the Boyer version).

http://www.ewillys.com/2013/12/02/economy-delivery-van-image-comparison/#more-150114

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Several folks shared this photo with me. It was published by Paul Swanson on Facebook. HIs family used to own the dealership. The fourth vehicle in the row looks to be an unusual model of the economy/package/delivery van. You’ll note it lacks front hubs, suggesting it was 2WD. Some were 2WD and some 4WD vans: http://www.ewillys.com/2020/07/06/photo-of-an-unusual-boyerstown-built-2wd-delivery-van/

Paul dates the photo to 1957, but to me the FC-150 on the left and the first FC-150 in the row of jeeps look like they are not narrow tracks, which would put the photo later than 1957. Moreover, I cannot find any ads for Park Jeep earlier than the summer of 1958.

Paul indicated that he will post better images of the van.

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From the February 02, 1960, issue of the Minneapolis Star. Strangely, I could not locate any ads earlier than the summer of 1958. So, it’s unclear to me when the dealership opened. You’ll note this ad mentions an Economy van; maybe the one in the pic above never sold.

Clipping from The Minneapolis Star - Newspapers.com

 
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1942 Jeep Convoy of Russians

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was published in the November 21, 1942, issue of the Los Angeles Times. It shows the convoy of a Russian antitank outfit.

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QSL Cards on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

I haven’t listed these QSL cards in a while. Here’s a couple ones I hadn’t seen.

  1. Jeepster Kid’s KBN-2655 Card on eBay:
    “Vintage QSL Radio Card, JEEP Sanford Florida.

    KBN-2655, The JEEPSTER KID!! 
    NS Stamped.”

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2. This QSL Card is from Earl Clark, Jr:
“Vintage QSL Radio Card.
“KBN-7286 Earl Clark Jr”.
Inkster, Michigan.
Vintage Jeep and camping scene.”
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1943 GPW Paradise, CA $5800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2127914504011897

“1943 World War II military jeep. Clean clear California title with no back fees. It’s all stock except for the small Block Ford V8 that runs excellent. It also has hanging petals with hydraulic brake and clutch master cylinder. This is a great little run around hot rod Jeep that could easily be a candidate for a full restoration or Rockcrawler build. Or just leave it the way it is and have a great time. If you don’t think this is a great deal, then it probably isn’t the deal for you 😊  It has all of the hard stuff to find. Nine slot military grill with the stock headlights and headlight brackets. Tool boxes with latches in the back of the tub. Hood without Willys on it. The correct windshield frame. The stock high-capacity gas tank etc. (I will not be available to show this vehicle until Tuesday, December 29. This will be first come first serve in person cash sale.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rogers, AR $12,400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates. The outside has a bed-liner.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249808279864975

“1948 Jeep Willys · Suv · Driven 3,150 mile WITH TITLE!!!!! Time to sale my old Jeep. I use this a lot in the summer as a town and back road cruiser. Its runs perfect and Pretty much everything is new. It’s fully rhino-lined. 350-SBC with the T-90. PB, PS, fuel cell in rear. No frame rust, Brand new 35×12.50” MT tires. Everything works well. Feel free to ask my any questions and I can send videos of running to interested parties. $17k in build”

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