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Part II: 1948 Willys Overland Press Release

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features
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This is the last page of the Press Release. One thing that caught my eye is that every jeep shown here, based on what I can see, came equipped with dual windshield wipers. I tried to discover when wipers were required on all vehicles, but did not locate that info.

This is part II, the Jeep Line of Vehicles, of the Willys-Overland April 22, 1948, forty-seven page Press Release. Part I, the History of Willys-Overland, can be viewed here.

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Pedal Jeep Marietta, GA $450

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Roger Martin spotted this unusual pedal jeep. It’s got very distinctive fenders. I don’t recognize it and don’t see it on Derek’s CJ-3B pedal jeep pages.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185960546095961/

“Early 50s steel jeep pedal car ready for your restoration. Body is straight”

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Santa Claus Christmas Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

This is a Christmas card, signed by Joyce & Glen (whoever that is).

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“Vintage Christmas, it has been used but it is in very nice condition.”

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1948 CJ-2A Orcutt, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a nice build.

https://santamaria.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-maria-1948-willys-jeep/7072255815.html

“This is a 1948 CJ3A Willys Jeep with 4wd. It has a new rebuilt 327 chevy motor with a 4 speed transmission. Has custom seat front and rear. 12 volt system, stainless steel radiator, edelbrock carb. with electronic choke, custom wheel and Mickey Thompson Baja tires with less than 500 miles on them. It also had a chevy steering box and comes with a tow bar. Just installed a new gas tank. This jeep has a lots of power and the Body is straight and if you want a jeep where you can go anywhere this is it.”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $12,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/idaho-city-willys-jeep-1953/7072168743.html

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1951 CJ-3A Baker City, OR $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2020) Sounds like a good build. It needs a few things fixed.

https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/d/baker-city-1951-jeep/7071981289.html
or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/195909691807939/

“Chevy 283,power pak heads, torker intake, holly carb. New, accel plugs, wires, coil, distributor.aluminum high volume water pump, Howe radiator.spring over lift. New NW autowire wiring harness,head lights to tail, including fuse box.power steering, brakes. D30 front posi, disc brakes, warn hubs, 4:56 gears. T15 3spd trans, T20 tcase with high/low in both 2/4wd.dana44 rear, ratchet locker, 4:56 gears. Full roll cage, new top and doors. 33″tires,tow bar. Needs rear drive line, wiring finished, and a dozen small things fixed. Runs good. $5800,or trade for TJ or YJ wrangler.”

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1949 CJ-3A Marana, AZ $22,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The rims are a 1970s style, but they look in such good shape, I can’t tell if they are restored or not. The early Free-Lock hubs have been nicely restored.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/758964731178287/

“New everything 350 motor Turbo 350 Trans,Rancho shocks Bluetooth, hands free stereo”

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Electric Stainless Flattie Sausalito, CA $19,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $19,000 (starting eBay bid, no reserve)

(01/20/2020) This was the seller’s demo electric vehicle. It has a modified VW Chassis. Needs a couple things fixed.

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“Runs and drives good. I designed and built this as a prototype for a classic EVs startup it passed DMV inspection and is licensed clean title registers as a ‘specialty’ vehicle my Farmers agent insured it less than 100 miles everything still essentially brand new it was my demo vehicle to launch the company.

All the electronics and LiFePO4 battery bank bottom balancing (no BMS headache and potential Li batteries overheating to deal with is a *major plus*!) completed by one of the best EV conversion shops in CA – so everything has been done right batts still holding same charge they did day installed so vehicle should run trouble free and last for many years.
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1945 MB and 1947 CJ-2A Shelton, WA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/626179087953889/

“2 willys cj red one is 1947 and black one is a 1945… Project for someone $2000 obo”

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3 Combat Rims Boise, ID $400

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Could be worth a look.

https://boise.craigslist.org/wto/d/caldwell-wwii-willys-mb-combat-wheels/7070846422.html

“I have 3 Willys MB Combat Wheels in over all good shape, just needs to be cleaned up.
One has a small crack starting”

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1944 MB Gonzales, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: MB

More pics would be helpful.

https://monterey.craigslist.org/cto/d/gonzales-1944-willys-mb-jeep/7071706529.html

“1944 Willys MB jeep. Comes with new motor and 2 blocks.”

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1952 CJ-3A Mesa, AZ $10,500

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2019) Has an F-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2668700119890665/

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“Pictured is a 1952 4X4 Willys CJ3A in very good condition I keep it inside and it comes with a Kaiser metal hard top. It is registered, insured and I drive it a few times a month. I just gave it a tune up: oil change, greased, plugs, plug wires, carburetor rebuild, rebuilt the cooling system (radiator professionally cleaned, repaired, painted), replaced cooling lines and replaced water pump and fuel pump. This jeep has the higher powered F134 engine in it out of a CJ3B.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Indianapolis, IN $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2019) A lot of work to be done.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/766147873888111/

“1948 willys jeep . Been in storage a long time . Asking $3800 obo . No title but will give bill of sale”

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1948 CJ-2A Placerville, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Now on eBay.

(02/14/2019) Looks like a nice build. I believe the windshield bulge allows the use of a CJ-5-style windshield wiper motor; A friend of mine did something similar with his flattie. I’ve never seen a hinged windshield quite like that.

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“Willys Jeep. 1948 C J 2 A. Rebuilt 225 Buick V6 1500 miles ago. Also SM 420 4 Speed rebuilt. Warn Winch. Spring over syst 11″ brakes. 44 rear 4.27 posi. 25 front. Tow bar setup. 33×12.50 x15 BFG. 15×10 wheels. New Best Top New gauges 2 fuel tanks. 10 gal each. Cross flow radiator. Heater. Lots of custom work. Lots of extra parts go with it. $12,500.00. OBO.”

 

 
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1953 CJ-3A Pleasanton, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2019) The body has various mods. The homemade hardtop seems functional.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432446104318199/

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ 3 A, 4 CLY. Willys Engine, Tow Bar, Galvinized Canopy, New Shocks(not installed), Spare Engine, Spare Transmission, Clear Title, Tires hold air, Good project vehicle all major OEM parts still available from many sources”

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1946 Project Grand Junction, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

As the seller notes, lots of work left. No title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2935789219848808/

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“This is a ground-up build Willys Flat Fender rock crawler. It is a big project, if you want to finish it you better be capable of fabricating, as there is a lot left to do. I’m selling it for LESS than what I have into the parts alone.

The price is FIRM and I am NOT parting it out. If either of those are a problem for you, don’t bother messaging me about it.

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Just a Few Updates for Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a few updates today.

 
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Part I: 1948 Willys Overland Press Release

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

This is part I, the History of Willys-Overland, from the Willys-Overland April 22, 1948, forty-seven page Press Release. Part II, the Jeep Line of Vehicles, will be published on Tuesday.

Thanks again to those who’ve made donations making it possible to purchase unique items like this so that we I can obtain and publish them for all our benefit. This particular item was poorly marketed on eBay. Only one page was shown and no description of the number of pages was included. I took a chance and it turned out to be a great piece for only $13!!

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1945 Article on Mobile Welding Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article from the March 28, 1945, issue of the Farmers’ Weekly Review highlights the mobile welding capabilities of the wartime jeep. The article also notes that the Army tested the jeep on a 500-mile obstacle course before approving it.

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Welding Shop on Wheels Is Big Help
Emergency Repairs Made on Field of Battle .

NEW YORK . — A highly mobile welding shop on wheels that can traverse ground which proved impassable to most previous maintenance vehicles has been developed by General Electric, in cooperation with army engineers, to enable emergency repairs of damaged war equipment to be made right on the field of battle, the company disclosed . Consisting of a standard army jeep bearing a specially perfected G-E arc welder, this mobile repair shop, according tc army reports , has proved invaluable in helping to keep front line equipment in fighting condition. In weight the G-E welder jeep is equivalent to a one-quarter ton truck, whereas the equipment it replaced consisted of a five-ton truck towing a one and one-half ton welding trailer. This weight reduction, plus the jeep s great maneuverability, enables the vehicle to readily negotiate rugged or muddy ground where larger and heavier trucks broke down. When desired for use in air borne operations it can also be loaded aboard a transport plane

Power to operate the welding unit is obtained by means of a V-belt which is connected to the engine of the jeep. As soon as the vehicle is brought to a stop the unit can be put in use. Proper engine speed is maintained by a governor, quickly disengaged to permit normal operation of the jeep. The welding unit is installed in place of the right front seat of the jeep, allowing the vehicle to carry a crew of three -men comfortably. Before accepting the welder jeep for service the army subjected it to rigid tests on a 500-mile obstacle course, the same course on which combat tanks are tested, and it came through with flying colors .”

 
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Early 1950s Switzerland Wagon Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

Maury spotted this rare ad for wagons that was published in Switzerland.

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“Willys Jeep station wagen : an old German advertising, Switzerland, 50’s. cs.
size: 31 cm x 13 cm ( 12.4″ x 5″ )
Condition: in a good condition, cut out from a magazine.”

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1949 Jeepster Franklin, OH $5850

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/17/2020) Roger Martin spotted this one. Has potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/532278640840993

“Runs drives great ”

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1946 Cj-2A Lakeside, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/20/2020) Seller will throw in the trailer for an additional $1000.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/541734026553478/

“$5000 ( $6000 with 16 ft flat trailer) 1946 Willys CJ 2A, 134 Hurricane 4 cylinder engine, Warn overdrive, Detroit locker rear, Loc-right front locker, Smitty built winch, Bestop/Soft top.”

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1959 FC-150 Madison, WI $8500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

May need a tune up.

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/stoughton-willys-jeep-fc150/7071856547.html

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“1959 Willy’s FC150 with title. Runs and drives. Still needs some work here and there but overall a very nice example of this classic little truck. I have owned this for several years and have countless hours into the restoration. My intent was to leave it in some patina with a stout look. Here is a list of things I have done.

Rebuilt corners and windshield frame ( rust repair)
New floors and door sills
New wire harness, built from scratch with fuse block, shrink wrapped and in woven loom
Frame cleaned and painted.
New brake lines
Add-a-leaf 2” lift
New suspension bushings
All new steering arms, tie rods and pitman drop bracket.
New shocks
New rear bumper
New tail lights
New hand made fenders
New bed sides
Color matched spray on bed liner
Electric fan with shroud
New switches
New clutch and seals in transmission
New bell crank
Front auxiliary lights
New windshield seal (professional installation)
New 33×10.50 BFG Mud Terrains-4
Cleaned gas tank
New fuel lines

I have many original parts that still need to be cleaned and installed to include glove box, heater box, windshield wipers seat frames and more. All the lights work, including the rare turn signal switch. The dash was painted in base-clear before assembly. The interior dog house, roof and doors need to be painted. I have an original interior door panel for a pattern. There is much more I’m sure. Please, serious inquires only.

In full disclosure, it has been in storage and now has a backfire. I may get to looking at it and tune it, but I may not.”

 
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Garage Sale Various Jeeps .. Unclear If Any Are Left

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, DJ-3A, FC150-FC170-M677

Thanks to Nick for spotting this garage sale. It occurred last weekend, but maybe some jeeps remain. The FC has potential. The yellow DJ-3A appears to have been a cargo loader.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/for/d/howell-willys-jeeps/7066405763.html

“Have a few jeeps for sale. B/o
Some run some don’t.
Garage sale at 7 pinewood rd Howell nj 07731.
Sat 10-6
Sun 10-6
Lots of other stuff”

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Who? is Going Where? For What Purpose? When?

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UPDATE: Congrats to Joe in Mesa (who I had already planned to see next month in Mesa) for correctly guessing that I am tentatively scheduled to fly to the African country of Namibia in early July 2020 for a 2-3 week drive/camping in a CJ-2A with 2 or 4 other jeeps for a trip around that beautiful country. I then plan to spend several days in Capetown before flying back home. There will be more info forthcoming as the trip gets put together.

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Sometimes life just happens in unexpected ways.

So, the first person who can decipher these semi-cryptic clues as to what will be happening, then comment below with the correct answer as to ‘Who? is Going Where? For What Purpose? In What Month?’ will be awarded one of two brochures. The winner can choose between this original 1955 Willys 4-wheel-drive-brochure or this original 1955 Public Service brochure.

Once the correct answer is determined (and I might not be awake when the first answers appear in the comment section, as most posts appear before 4am my time), I will explain more detail.

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