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No Updates Saturday

• CATEGORIES: News

Updates resume Sunday morning.

 
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Thank Goodness, 2020 is Over!

• CATEGORIES: Features

Happy New Year 2021!  Whew. We made it! Let’s hope 2021 is not the “Shit Show” 2020 was:

To no ones surprise, none of what I thought would happen, happened this past year. I could go through the long litany of what I had planned vs. what actually occurred, but I expect that’s true for all of us. Instead of tackling plans, we hunkered down, got two pups and stayed home. On the plus side, this did allow me to spend time better learning how to utilize our Traeger, as we had a freezer full of meat. I experimented with brining, smoked prickly pear (seems to reduce the stickyness) and chicken feet (for the dogs), played with chicken wing recipes, and cooked some amazing lamb/beef/pork/bison roasts. I also now have a pretty good workout gym in the garage, so I have returned to working out regularly, though, sadly, no gym means no basketball.

In July, Ann contracted the virus, and subsequently Covid, which hit her pretty hard, though thankfully didn’t seem to affect her lungs. She’s had various health issues since, similar to other ‘long haulers’; as of an ER visit in early December, one that required emergency dental surgery, her T-cell counts were still unusually low. Hopefully, she continues to improve.

For Ann and I, we expect 2021 to be a continuation of 2020, in that we begin the year with doctor appointments for our oldest dog, for Ann, and for Ann’s mother. That our oldest dog and Ann’s mother survived 2020 were minor miracles, but recent doc visits leave us doubting they will make it through 2021, so we will remain tied to home for the foreseeable future. Because of this, eWillys will continue as is (because I have plenty of short time bursts available, just not the long ones necessary to return to book writing).

My goals for the year are pretty modest, such as continuing to grow out my hair. I hope to get my hair to the point where I can donate it to a cancer patient as a wig. That means I have at least another year of growth. I’ve let my beard grow as well. Thankfully, Ann seems delighted by the whole process; she’s always up for an adventure.

I do have two short trips planned for 2021. Assuming the Homefront can survive without me, one trip will be a week-long adventure to Utah’s San Rafael Swell in late March to hike some remote trails with my oldest son. Sometime, probably in May, I’ll likely return to Salt Lake to help him build a shed for his backyard.

All that said, we did have some good fortune during 2020 and at some point late this year or into 2022 we will be buying a house or buying property and building a new place; that may require significant time away from updating the site and answering emails, Rest assured, there will be fair warning before that happens.

 

 
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August 1949 Toy Wagon Build From Mechanix Illustrated

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, toys

The August 1949 issue of Mechanix Illustrated included detailed plans for constructing a battery powered, remote-control toy wagon.
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1946 Photo of Jeep and New T28 Tank on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I suppose the jeep is included in this press photo for size reference purposes?

View all the information on eBay

“1946 Press Photo T28 Army Tank and Military Jeep in Aberdeen, Maryland. This is an original press photo. 100-Ton Tank Unveiled by Army – Aberdeen, Maryland – Jeep is dwarfed by new superheavy T28 tank, one of the new Army weapons showed for the first time at the 28th annual meeting of the Army Ordnance Association before 6,000 industrialists. The tank, said to be the biggest vehicle ever built for the Army, weighs nearly 100-tons and carries a 105mm gun.Photo measures 7 x 10inches. Photo is dated 10-03-1946.”

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1946 Article on Salt Lake City’s Sheriff’s Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This November 25, 1946, article in the Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the first big test for the Sheriff Office’s new CJ-2A. Lacking today’s causeway to Antelope Island, the trip required often navigating over or through water. I can imagine such a drive was a big unnerving, unless a route was marked by marker-sticks. Today, the southern portion of the island is owned by the State of Utah. Bison, Sheep, and Antelope roam the island, as do bikers, hikers, and tourists.

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1942 Photo of Jeep Stuck in Sand on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Barney Goodwin wanted to note that jeeps get stuck in duck ponds, too…

He writes, “While in the Navy in Stockton, I bought this 43 GPW from a farmer up in Anderson CA. After a paint using the local USMS detachment’s supply, we did a mechanical refresh, rollbar, and some stuff and took it our to test it at the base duck pond which I managed.

Got stuck in the marsh near it and had to pull it out with a friend’s M151. Fun times! Happy New Year!”

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Yep, apparently this soldier learned the hard way that jeeps can get stuck in sand.

View all the information on eBay

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“ORIGINAL WWII PHOTO – ORIGINAL TO THE TIME – NOT A COPY, SCAN, OR REPRO

QUANTITY: 1 – See the other original WWI & WWII photos that I have listed.
ITEM: Original WWII photo of US Army JEEP in DESERT SAND at Ordnance Desert Proving Ground, Camp Seeley, California, 1942. Photo was taken by GI named D. W. Bonachevski who was stationed at Camp Seeley.

SORRY. I WILL NOT SELL OR SHIP THIS ITEM TO RUSSIA, AFRICA, OR SOUTH AMERICA DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH POSTAL SYSTEMS.
DATE: WWII – photo does not glow under a black light.
SIZE: 3.75″ x 4.75″
CONDITION: Very Good; see scans.
BACK: Has descriptive note written in pencil; See last scan..

SOURCE: From the archives of the World War History & Art Museum (WWHAM) in Alliance, Ohio. WWHAM designs and delivers WWI and WWII exhibits to other museums. Our traveling exhibits include Brushes With War, a world class collection of 325 original paintings and drawings by soldiers of WWI, and Iron Fist, an HO scale model of the German 2nd Panzer Division in 1944 with 4,000 vehicles and 15,000 men.”

 
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Crowd Sourcing Special Equipment Dash Stickers

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury sent me this link to the earlyCJ5.com page showing several different Warn hub dash stickers. Here are the three shown from that page:

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That got me thinking that a post Special Equipment and other standard vintage dash stickers might be useful (such as hub, transfer-case, transmission, snow plow, overdrive, etc). By far, Warn seems to have been the most prolific producer of dash stickers, followed by Dualmatic.

However, during my searches, I ran into two issues. One is that I have no idea if or when transfer case stickers appeared on dashes (did the factory apply them ever or were they from dealers or from a third party)?

Secondly, I am sure I have seen stickers that I can no longer find, such a dash sticker for a Husky Overdrive. There are likely some I haven’t seen. So, I figured I’d ask readers if they have anything interesting.

So, if you have unusual stickers or decals on your jeep’s dash (or have pics to that effect), please send them to me at d@deilers.com. I’ll put together some kind of post based on them. 

I’ll likely do something similar later on with data plates (rather than club or event related plates), as there are a range of them (gov plates, original data plates, remanufactured plates, etc).

 

 

 
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1983 Wagoneer Warrenville, CT $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

Bill spotted this nice looking Wagoneer. I don’t know how accurate the restoration is, but it sure looks good.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/d/ashford-jeep-wagoneer/7254894335.html

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“The Jeep Wagoneer first previewed in 1963 and has been called the first all wheel drive SUV, even though it was really a station wagon. This one of a kind classic example represents the nearly three decades of production with the same body style ending with the Grand Wagoneer in 1991. It wears up front the first year grill, has seventies 6 lug wheels/hubcaps and interior from the eighties. Being the ‘ Limited ‘ edition it has all the bells and whistles to include power windows, side mirrors, 4 way leather seats and rear window that all that work as they should. The factory AC blows cold and the heater/defroster does hot. It still has the factory Am/Fm cassette radio that works.

This vintage wagoneer spent most of its life in Colorado, where they do not salt the roads during the winter and was shipped to Conn. in the early 2000 teens to begin its restoration. The 4.2 L straight 6 has been rebuilt/machined with maybe 2000 miles since the overhaul. I have all the repair and parts receipts along with the factory repair manuals. You would be hard pressed to find a cleaner rust free Wagoneer. However, the original rubber body mounts have seen better days. I do have new oem replacements from Crown waiting to be installed. It is currently registered and insured. Serious buyers only and I will gladly take phone calls. Tire kickers or purists need not apply. I will not respond to e-mails without a contact number… Thanx for looking…’

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Jackson, MS $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not the best pics. The video is probably more helpful. The tailgate appears unoriginal.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/387253032349659

“I have a 1946 Willys Overland Jeep I have a video of it running has 4 wheel drive and about to get painted cranked up on a dime. New belt hoses and gaskets clean good looking jeep !!!!!”

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Madison, MS $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Listed as a 1964, I suspect the seller meant 1946, as it looks to be a VEC (though the seller listed the year wrong twice).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/413237246586782

“All original tops and doors three speed 1964 jeep”

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1949 Jeepster Montgomery, TX $11,000

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Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1795291390628678

“Fun car. Head turner for sure. Great parade car. Runs and drives great. It’s 71 years old so it’s got it’s leaks and quirks but easy stuff to manage. New water pump, fuel pump and fuel filter. Three on the tree manual. Seats and top are all in really good shape. I’ve had it serviced in the last year by a mechanic. Trying to get my garage back and ready to play with something else. Serious inquiries only.”

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1946? CJ-3A Milton, WV $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: As Joe notes, this is a 3A and not a 2A.

Are those Desert Dog X tire recaps on the rear?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/991941457939888

“Great Willys Jeep. It is all original, engine totally rebuilt and painted. Runs great, it has been sanded down and ready for body work”

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1967 M-151 Houston, TX $4500

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This has some additions for hunting.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1013937792425581

“4500 obo will trade for side by side or work mule must be 4×4 jeep runs and drive great independent suspension”

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1943? MB? Eagle Rock, MO $6000

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I’m not sure if there’s much ’43 left here, except the windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/262112508803940

“Newer 350 Chevy with 4 speed. Fun rig but wouldn’t be the best daily driver. Clean title. Runs and drives”

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1949 CJ-3A Holidaysburg, PA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Unclear how much value is here. The exhaust strategy is … unique.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/393172891942417

“1949 jeep willys cj3a LS SWAPPED with an manual NV4500 trans. Runs and drives needs some body work finished and rear end 4-linked. No title motor was rebuilt and all steering and suspension is from 92 wrangler. Overleaf kit. Frame off build all thing have been coated and rhino lined except outside of body for paint. Taking reasonable offers”

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1947 CJ-2A Quinlan, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Looks a bit rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/390615472161819

‘Trade 47 jeep turn over ,runs on spay.needs work.”

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Forward Control Parts South Paris, ME

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/03/2020) Seller has parts for sale from several FCs. May be more parts than listed below.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/385286869507941/

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“Lots of parts hard to list everything and I know I will get flooded with messages. So bare with me. No holds it’s not yours until you pay me, if someone offers more money and pays me first they own it.(sorry to do it this way but it makes It easier on me, one someone pays me I write down everything in my notebook, I might have several people at a time interested in an item and it’s hard to track on messenger) I am willing to cut these bodies up, they aren’t in good enough shape to save so I hope to help you guys any way I can. Windshield and rear glass is not for sale. I have almost 2 full sets of door handles inside and out.

Here are a few prices you pay shipping on top of price
Bumper $150(no bumperettes)
Handles $25-40 depends on condition Set of arm rests
$200 Speedo I have 2 one is clean
$100 ones pretty dirty
$50 Battery tray
$50 Rear window gasket
$40 Side window gasket
$30 Complete glove box
$120 Windshield vent trim
$30each Shifter
$100”

 
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1943 MB Wills Point, TX $2250

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: Price now $2250.

(05/20/20) Doesn’t run at the moment, but will run if fluids added, at which point the price also increases ….

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2824552787816064

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“(If I do put fluids in it and test drive it price will increase dramatically as it’s a driving project at that point)

MOTOR DOES RUN WELL! This is a real WW2 Willys MB. It is titled as a 46 Jeep. It is a project. It has a ford 200ci Straight 6 that starts and is turn key, but I have not driven it yet. It needs brakes redone and new tires first before being driveable. (Will include some used 31 inch tires) I’ve removed all the old 6v wiring and have it striped for you to start running your own. I was going to start chopping it all up to make a ratrod, but I figured I would give somebody the chance too bring it back to life before hand. I am open to cash offers, bring a trailer and come give it a good home.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Justin, TX $22,750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2020) Nice looking 3A. Lacks a hood gutter, but that’s a trivial detail.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3123387011032243/

“Fully restored and family owned since 1960. Painted Luzon red with black canvas top (military style folding top) & interior. Converted to 12V electrics with dual turn signals and brake lamps. Original engine, transmission, and transfer case/running gear. Never wrecked. New body (original windshield frame & grille), wheels, tires (military NDT). Overdrive transmission, electric wipers and period correct military hemp tow rope. New front axle shafts. 200 miles since restoration. No expense spared in restoration, every nut/bolt/seal etc replaced.”

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1946 CJ-2A St. George, UT $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/17/2020) Sits on a Suzuki chassis and appears to have a replacement tub, so not much 2A left.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6872555

“1946 Willys CJ2A project. Built on Suzuki Samurai chassis. Chevy 350 with T90 trans and Dana 18 transfer case. All have been resealed, trans and transfer were rebuilt. Set up to be a fun cruiser and off roader, not a serious rock crawler. Body, chassis, wheels, Powertrain all painted. Zero rust, always stored in garage. No wiring, no seats.”

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Photos of Jeeps at Bauman’s Gas Station Toledo, Ohio on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A half-cab tow-equipped CJ-2A at Bauman’s Service Station appears in two different photos on eBay. Both pics show the #4 on the doors.

The last photo shows a CJ-3A with the #9 painted onto the side. “DORR & SECOR” was painted on all the Bauman vehicles.

  1. 1961 Photo of Bauman’s during the day:
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  2. This undated photo was taken at night:
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  3. Undated photo of CJ-3A at Bauman’s with Tow Package:
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1944 Article about “MA”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article about an older woman named “MA” appeared in the August 08, 1944, issue of the Austin American. I just thought it was a neat story only tangentially related to jeeps.

 

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And, in a big detour here, the author mentions the “Friend’s” ambulance unit, suggesting that most or all of the unit were Quakers. My grandmother grew up a Quaker in Hopewell, Virginia, where the Branson clan (her maiden name) were longtime Quakers, first arriving in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1776 (in NJ before that).

The family attended the Hopewell Friends Meeting House (where my grandmother and non-Quaker grandfather would marry in 1939). Abolitionists, the family’s “Branson House” was part of the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, the family found themselves serving food to one side or the other, depending on who had control of the area. Based on the stories, both sides took what they wanted and demanded to be fed.

One family story from the War describes the day a cannon ball blasted through the house unexpectedly.

Another tale tells how a Union spy traveling with the Confederates, as a Confederate Officer, left a gold dollar under a plate after he ate. The family found the dollar when cleaning up after the soldiers had left. They only learned the officer was a spy following the war, because years later he returned and explained what he’d done during the war and that it was he who had left the golden dollar under the plate. As of the late 1980s, according to my great aunt in a letter to my sister, someone in the Branson clan was reported to still have that gold dollar.

 
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1958 CJ-5 Batesville, AR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This has a dual PTO with a Ramsey winch in the front and a rear PTO gearbox in the back. It’s topped by a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/454676592168935

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“1958 Willy’s Jeep CJ5 (Serial # [hidden information])
-Starts/Runs/Drives
-RARE Dauntless Buick V6
-Front PTO drives working RAMSEY WINCH.
-rear PTO spins/works perfectly.
-Hard Top from KOENIG IRON WORKS and Hard Doors
-Dualmatic Locking Hubs
-New Tires/Rims

CONS
-some rust spots
-seats need reupholstered
-loud exhaust (dual glass packs I believe)
-no heat/air
-a lot of play in steering wheel”

 
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Year? CJ-5 Hugo, OK $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Given the front and rear PTO winches, the engine (just parts value alone), and the spare tire carrier, there seems to be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/991445458047024

“Hasn’t run in many years it has a 283 Chevy motor 3 speed 4×4 and a winch on both ends call me 580 nine 6 nine 0 nine 45”

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1953 Wagon? Angleton, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

This modified wagon(?) created as a hunting vehicle has a later model grille. It includes a PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1684042798438023

“53 hunting Jeep. Rebuilt engine, PTO wench, very dependable!”

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