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1943 GPW Beaumont, TX $4800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Includes a trailer. This could be a very good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/655429285214857/

“1943 Ford Jeep, runs good, new tires, clear title, comes with M416 trailer, tow bar, and extra hood.”

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Different Versions of the Koenig-Manufactured Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .
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The small rear window can be seen on the back of the top at the left top of this 1956 DJ-3A brochure.

Mike raised a question the other day, which resulted in us learning something new. He was viewing the launch-brochure for the DJ-3A when he noticed that the Koenig-manufactured hardtop was illustrated with a small rear window. Up to that point, Mike and I and several other folks were under the impression that all these tops had the same size rear window, but in fact that was false.

Instead, it appears that in 1955, through 1946(?) and possibly into 1957, Jeep used a small window in the back of the top, before moving to a larger one. Especially with the DJ-3As, with their lack of side windows, that small window would have made backing up difficult, as it would have been hard to see anything behind the driver.

Here are the four types of hardtops of this style identified so far.

  1. This top was available as early as 1955. This photo is a 1955 press photo showing a CJ-5 with the small window in the back. The CJ-5 version of the top also came with side windows. The image below is also available on eBay.
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  2. It’s not clear when the transition occurred, but in late 1956 or in 1957 the top began arriving with a much larger window as seen in this photo.
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  3. Though an early photo of the DJ-3A with this style of top showed it with windows, the production version was manufactured without side windows.
    1956-dj3a-buffalo-ny8This photo shows the same jeep from the side. You can see the lack of side windows.
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  4. This image shows a 1964 hardtop on a DJ-3A with the larger window.
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    This photo shows the solid sides:
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Dean Martin and a Jeepster Commando

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Mike shared this photo that was drifting around Facebook. It’s clip of Dean Martin behind a Jeepster Commando. According to the Facebook post, “Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule, and a ‘67 Jeepster Commando Station Wagon. From the 1967 Matt Helm film “The Ambushers”.” As Derek Redmond pointed out, it’s not the only Jeep in that movie.

The Internet Movie Car Database has even more pics from the movie. In fact, Jeepster Commandos appeared in a variety of movies: https://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Jeep_model-Jeepster+Commando.html

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Jeepster Wood Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I have one of these wood Jeepster models. There’s another one on eBay currently.

View all the information on eBay

“Antique vintage new old stock Models of Merit by Ace Products jeep jeepster kit no.7r Balsa Wood Model Kit Condition is nos In box complete with instructions”

These pics are a little nicer, but from a different eBay auction:
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Kaiser Jeep Automatic Transmission Service Guide

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Maury spotted this one. It was on eBay (sold for $17.50). This 1979 guide seems a clever way to diagnose transmission problems.

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“”Kaiser Jeep Corporation Automatic Transmission Circular Slide Rule Calculator” by the writers and illustrators of Kaiser Jeep Corporation, Toledo Ohio. No Copyright data; research indicates Kaiser Jeep used Borg-Warner transmissions at least 1970-1972 – probably longer. Here is a guide for use while servicing those transmissions. Kaiser Jeep published the wheel as a Mechanic’s tool, and as an advertising piece, for their dealers selling retail product in that era. Note – the photos you see are of this mechanic’s tool and advertising piece – no ‘Stock Photos’.

A tight firm clean double-wheel ‘slide rule’ calculator in tan/black, unmarked, a trifle darkened after a half-Century on a shelf. 7 1/4″ in diameter; the inner wheel is 5 1/2″ in diameter.

A guide to when service is required on these transmissions;
The order in which the tests should be made;
The reverse shows the Pressure Levels, where the Transmission selector (gearshift) should be place and what RPM or MPH should be utilized in those tests;
Speeds at which downshifts should be made.
A solid clean circular slide rule – lots of data on the reverse. Direct from a postwar Jeep dealer’s library. No mustiness, No smoke smell. We do try to describe them correctly – We want you back as a customer – hundreds of repeat customers. “

 
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1946 CJ-2A Claremore, OK $5600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This could be a good price. It has a rear PTO gearbox and a Deluxe Sears top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/518683792121861/

“1946 Willys Jeep. First year of the Civilian Jeep. Runs great, drives great. Motor, transmission, transfer case, differentials, brakes all recently rebuilt. New leaf springs with small lift, good tires, recent paint. Has the rare Power-Take-Off option. Aluminum top in great condition. Clear title and current Oklahoma tag. Ready for work or recreation”

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1954 M-170 Mississippi $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

Bill shared this one.

https://gunspot.com/listings/detail/1745/1954-willys-m170/

“The Willys model M170 is the ambulance version of Willy M38A1. The Willy M170 was used during Korean War. I have owed this vehicle for about 6 years. It was a frame off restoration completely rebuilt including body and engine. Has very few miles since restoration. Runs strong 4wd works good. It is not titled for street use however can be by following Motor Vehicle registration in your state. It was not titled when I brought it as it was complete rebuild of military registered vehicle and previous owner never licensed for road use. I have driven in several military parades and used on my ranch. I will provide Bill of Sale.Buyer is responsible for shipping.”

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1951 CJ-3A Starks, LA $2250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

That’s a CJ-5 top sitting on the jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/187759749169323/

“51 willys no title . dontreally want to sell but wouldnt turn 2250 down. Would trade for a 30 plus horsepower tractor with a brush hog. I’d be willing to trade my top for a transferable title now has factory replacement tank”

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1951 CJ-3A Mansfield, AR $3400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

More pics would be useful.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168641107736052/

“1951 Willys Jeep. Needs minor work, Chevrolet V8, 15,000 # PTO winch on front bumper.”

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1954 CJ-3B El Paso, TX $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/781891375632740/

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1953 M-38A1 Black Canyon City, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/816448898811751/

“Good condition must see to appreciate”

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1947 CJ-2A Bristol, RI $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/18657808157/permalink/10158047307553158/

“Rebuilt from the ground up, Dana 44 front and rear w/ disks. Crate Chevy 4.3 Injected Engine. 5 Super Swamper Iroks 36″. Spun Alum fuel tank.
Chevy SM465 Trans. Dana 20 Transfer case with Woods drive shafts. Power steering. Boxed frame. Bluetooth radio. Digital dash. 12v Guy switch panel. Much More”

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1948 CJ-2A Idaho Falls, ID $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like the body has had some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/207507337347941/

“1948 Jeep CJ2a · Convertible · Driven 50,000 miles Nice little Jeep. Willys cj2a. Almost all original. 12v . Flathead four cylinder. Runs and drives good”

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1951 M-38 Flint, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Same owner for 60 years.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432231141042572/

“REDUCED: 1951 Willys Jeep. Price negotiable/OBO. Runs good, ready to use. Real man toy, work horse. One caretaker for the last 60 years. Canvas soft cover in need of repair. Trailer available for an extra &1,000”

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Year? DJ-3A Grasonville, MD $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Looks like this has a 3B or a replacement windshield. Looks to be a post 1959 given the passenger side air intake. Am I just sleepy or does this have an odd heater setup?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249721556045204/

“Old Jeep. Needs everything. Delivery possible. In 21625 zip”

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1947 CJ-2A New Braunfels, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Doesn’t run. May have some passenger side body rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/207913097121018/

“1947 Jeep Willys CJ2A No title Motor needs rebuilding All parts for motor included Does not run Pick up only”.

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1947 CJ-2A Portales, NM $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(01/30/2020) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461873918051537/

“1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A. It is not currently running but I have all the parts to make it run.”

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1961 CJ-3B Thoreau, NM $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Missing a parking light and windshield wipers at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/489085608436936/

“Clean title working good”

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1947 CJ-2A Project Austin, TX $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700.

(01/06/2020) The body is sitting on a later model frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/158076685634553/

“Might trade for something interesting and equal trade. Starts runs and rolls. Needs brakes bled, radiator repaired and wiring completed. Seats and welding on frame. I am too big for the small Willy’s tub.”

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7 MBs Manchester, NH

• CATEGORIES: MB

Prices vary from $18,000 to $500.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1252147641540519/permalink/2936024026486197/

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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

I took Sunday off, so no updates for Monday.

Late Sunday night Washington’s Governor shutdown all restaurants/bars, so we’ve plunged deeper into a unique time. Thankfully, Ann and I are well suited for hunkering down for a month (though I’m estimating nothing will be back to ‘normal’ in the US for another 8 weeks at least). As long as we have internet, and I see no reason we won’t continue to have internet, I’ll post eWillys updates.

Our biggest issue will be Ann’s mother-in-law, as her health continues to deteriorate. In ordinary times, her last ditch opportunity to live would be through the use of a ventilator to help her breath. However, if, like Italy, ventilators become a scarce, she will likely be denied the use of one, which will seal her fate sooner rather than later.

If you want to track the rise of COVID-19, I’d recommend this site: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 (During my time in Silicon Valley, I worked with ESRI and its ARCGIS software, which is what powers the overlays on the map .. they have some cool tech). As test kits get dispersed, I expect US numbers will rise quickly.

For those considering going to Easter Week in Moab, according to my son, Utah’s Governor is urging Grand County to shut it down (part of his job is to work with cities and counties of Utah to manage emergencies like this). There have also been votes within Moab to shut this year’s event down. FCA has already pulled out this year. So, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t take place.

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1956 DJ-3A Troutville, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

Not sure how much value is here. It’s got plenty of rust.

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“Flat Head 4 Cyl. Engine
3 Speed Transmission on the column
Seats in good condition
All original condition
Ran when parked

96000 correct miles
Original title
A real barn find!
$1700 OBO”

 
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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://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1343023962567505/

“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 Twin Bridges, MT $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s now a runner, but the price has jumped, too. Last listed in 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212843166792728/

“1951 CJ3A Willys Jeep, newly re-built original F134 Hurricane Engine with only 20 hours on it. 4 new tires, winch and heater. I also have a soft top with doors”

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1942 Flattie Buena Park, CA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/27/2020) I think I’ve listed this before, but can’t find it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/848747005595447/

“1942 Jeep Willies. -turbo 350 trans 350 crate motor 330 horse 9 inch high pinion Dana 300 2.0fox shocks coil over New altimeter gauges new paint and powder coated roll bar new tires much more”

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