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Update to the Commenting System

• CATEGORIES: News

Going forward, at least for the time being, comments made by readers who have not already had a comment approved, will require my approval to publish a comment. (basically, new posters will need their first comment approved). I’m hoping this reduces spam comments.

 
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No Updates Tuesday

• CATEGORIES: News

We made it home at 5pm on Monday. There were frequent stops, as Ms. Page came equipped with a ‘starter’ bladder, which is pretty small. However, to her credit, she never peed in the jeep. So, kudos to her.

On our drive through Montana we saw several feral jeeps along the highway in varying conditions. I also ran across a mid 1950s wagon in downtown Bozeman, kitty corner from the https://www.facebook.com/LaPaBozeman/ (which was very good). However, we were in a rush and the weather was snowy and cold through much of Montana, so I did not get any pics of them.

Everything should be back to normal Wednesday morning.

 
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Worlds Largest Bison, Jamestown, ND

• CATEGORIES: Features

Just a few updates today, as I’m wiped.

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That’s one big bison behind us!

Yesterday morning Ms. Betty Page woke us up at 6am. She slept all night on her own, so we weren’t too unhappy with her morning wake up whines.

We’d spent Saturday night in Jamestown, North Dakota. Since it wasn’t quite light out yet, we piled in the jeep, filled up the tank, and found an open Caribou Coffee as we waited for the sunrise, because we wanted to see a special bison.

One of Jamestown’s claims to fame is its giant bison Sculpture, standing 26′ tall and 46 feet long. We decided that before we left town, we’d drive on over to the bison to get a ‘family’ photo. We figured we’d have the bison to ourselves, as who would be crazy enough to get up at day break on a 30 degree Sunday morning to look at a giant fake bison (besides us)?

It turned out, there was a whole frontier town that lined the street leading up to the bison! The cold, quiet morning and some low lying clouds gave the old, empty frontier town an eerie feeling. It was cool.

Here are a few pics.

Just before the Frontier town gates, there was a two story viewing platform (on the left) and a large Prairie Schooner shaped chuckwagon to its right. Both overlook a herd of bison (we couldn’t tell if the bison were there at this time or not).

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After driving through a set of gates (which we were surprised to see open), we encountered an old train depot, a few other buildings, then this general store and church.

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Just beyond the church was a museum, though it was closed (we didn’t have time for it anyway). After the general store and church was a series of buildings that we had to drive through to get to the bison (the bison is behind me in the below pic).

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Here’s another angle with the jeep in the photo:

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WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

UPDATE: Steve spotted a second version of this on Youtube (same video, but different URL address). I first posted the video below in 2015. It’s worth a second look.

This video is called “WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge” and shows Mayor Fred Heine’s Ford GP. The video shows the jeep working on the farm. Lots of great shots. Wyatt’s father was the first person to work on it when Fred Heine couldn’t get it started. The jeep is now at the U.S.Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville Alabama, which was featured last week.

 
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Scheneker Iron Works Snow Plow Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury spotted this one. Listed as a 1943 Ad, this clearly was a post war ad. The first clue is the CJ looking grille. The second clue is the suggestion that folks could find a plow at their “Jeep Dealer”. It’s likely a late 1940s brochure, as it has shown up in late 1940s Willys-Overland Special Equipment booklets.

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1970 Jeepster Commando Fallon, NV $4900

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Willis, the seller, says it drives good. You can contact him through Craigslist or email him directly at willis1952 @ yahoo.com (remove spaces around the @).

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/fallon-1970-jeep-commando/7087420515.html

“I have gone to Fernley a number of times with no issues (it is over 30 miles one way). 4×4 v6 automatic dual hubs for towing a few extra parts runs and drives good.”

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Welcome Ms. Betty Page

• CATEGORIES: Features

On Saturday we made it to Minneapolis to pick up our new family addition, Ms. Betty Page, aka Page, a Shiranian (Pomeranian and Shi Tsu mix).

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10 week old Betty Page

Our ten-year-old dog Zollie (also a Shiranian) had been become very needy following the death of his beagle pal “Jelly”. So, Ann began looking around for a companion for him. She had gotten Zollie in 2010 in Omaha when she lived there. So, when she tried to find a Shiranian locally, it proved impossible. In fact, only two locations had Shiranian pups ready for purchase: Minnesota and Kentucky. A third location, Missouri, had a very young litter, which won’t be ready until early May.

Since Ann needed a short break from her mother, and since family was going to be in town this weekend, we decided to “high tail it” to Minneapolis. After all, the weather was perfect for the drive (sun, no snow, and moderate temps). And, it’s only a 22 hour drive (and 1500 miles one way).  Our return trip will take two days (be home Monday at some point), as Page will require a few more potty breaks.

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The pic that inspired the name.

Now, why the name Ms. Betty Page? Ann thought Page looked like a diva in the pic we received of her (pic above on the pink blanket). So, she did some research and thought Betty Page a good match for how she imagined Page might be. Sure enough, when we met the pup, she was a rascal. She’s not shy about pushing Zollie or chasing him, not that she can keep up with him yet. And, given the fact that I write, the name “Page” was also a fun fit.

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Ann and I both thought that once Zollie passed away in a few years that we’d be dog free. Clearly, that plan is not longer the plan. 

Zollie isn’t quite a Page fan yet. That’s because he’s been a bachelor for most of his life. I haven’t written much about him, but Zollie (his full name is Zoloft) began as Ann’s PTSD dog, acquired a year before Ann acquired me. She’d only had big dogs until she got him, but with her injury issues, she decided a smaller dog made more sense.

He was an energizer bunny when she first got him. Since those early days, he’s become calmer and is now a sweet, smart, and super well-behaved dog. Zollie doesn’t shed (Hypoallergenic) and doesn’t like to get dirty/muddy/wet, so he’s a great inside dog. He can sit through a movie at a movie theatre and not make a peep. He can sit through dinner at a restaurant and not beg.

However, over the years, he’s developed more neuroses than Ann; he’s the one who needs the therapy (he’s afraid of fires, hate’s camping, hates traveling in the motorhome, hates being outside most of the time, hates having to eat out of a bowl, …. the list is a long one).

Anyway, that’s all for now. I need to get to bed. We need to get up early Sunday so we can find the largest Bison in Jamestown, ND, and get a “family” picture with it.

 
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January 1955 NEW CJ-5 Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad for the all new CJ-5 model of jeep was published in the January 8, 1955, issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

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Jeepney Ashtray on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This is a wooden ashtray with a Jeepney image on it. Seller wants $20.

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“This auction is for a vintage Philippines Jeepney molded wood ashtray souvenir.
Measures about 6 inches across.
In good preowned, but unused condition (see pictures).”

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Jeep Hubcap Key Chain on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a neat piece.

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1961 CJ-6 Queen Creek, AZ $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2020) Has later model fenders. Looks in good shape.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1961-willys-cj6/7075416408.html

“Beautiful fully restored 61 willy’s CJ6 (21″ longer than cj5). All mechanical rebuilt. Looks and drives amazing.”

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Year? Flattie El Paso, TX $695

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

It’s got a fiberglass body and hood. It appears to have full floating rear hubs. Given the PTO winch and associating PTO box, I’d say there’s some value here.

https://elpaso.craigslist.org/pts/d/el-paso-willys-jeep/7088017931.html

“Willys Jeep parts or complete as parts car. Just posted still have all parts”

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1947 CJ-2A Longmont, CO $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(02/12/2020) More pics would be useful.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/longmont-1947-willies-jeep/7070839622.html

“1947 Willie’s jeep most body work complete engine is in and can run. I do have most parts to finish the project.”

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1948 CJ-2A El Mirage, AZ $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/12/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1948-willys-jeep/7070177107.html

“350 motor. Standard transmission. Comes with doors and top. Locking hubs all the way around. Runs and drives well.”

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1947 CJ-2A Hysham, MT $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/28/2020) it runs. Has lots of diamond plate.

https://billings.craigslist.org/cto/d/hysham-47-willys-jeep/7080978667.html

“No title. Only bill of sale.
4 cylinder
Runs great
Sold as is, cash only.”

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1946 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2019) Has a fiberglass body. Also has an overdrive, but seller notes it does not work.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1946-jeep-cj-2a-willys/7070579279.html

“1946 cj2a, new Dana 41 rear end, new rear axle, new shocks, Buick 225 V6 engine. Runs great top is in excellent condition, perfect for the mountains hunting and fishing. Comes with tow bar and many extras. Fiberglass tub. OD does not work, just standard 3 speed.”

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1951 M-38 Amado, AZ $15,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2020) This may have some late model Free-Lock hubs. I can’t tell for sure. It’s got a CJ-3A windshields and hood. The fuel inlet is not original. This might have a reproduction tub?

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/amado-1951-m38-korean-war-jeep-and/7074116101.html

“We did complete “frame off” restoration a few years back and less than 200 miles since,mainly to car shows. Actually won “best in class” at one. Converted to 12 volt but all original other wise. We do still have the 24 volt generator if desired.”

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1945 GPW Chula Vista, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/12/2019) Has potential.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/d/chula-vista-1945-ford-gpw/7075290759.html

 

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“45 ford gpw jeep Willys
NOT FOR PARTS

Needs full build. Missing pedals and linkages. Missing fuel tank. Needs full wiring. Not sure condition of engine (supposedly rebuilt..)

302 ford v8
T90 3 speed
Clean title

$2000, not in a hurry to sell. Will keep and build if I don’t get 2k

 
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1946 CJ-2A Yuma Foothills, AZ $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://yuma.craigslist.org/cto/d/yuma-reduced-willys-jeep-cj2a/7075550491.html

“Getting rare to find these and prices going up. Ready for the desert, V6 runs great, new seats, cool 50 cal. replica, military antenna and phone.

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1950 CJ-3A Prescott Valley, AZ $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/20/2020) Not sure if it runs.

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/prescott-valley-1950-willys-jeep/7077792592.html

“Project new tires some new parts lots of potential”

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Year? CJ-2A “Lefty” Tijeras, NM $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2019) Has a later model 2A grille. Has an f-head, not an MB engine.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/tijeras-older-willys-jeep/7085788384.html

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“Calls only no text.
I have an older Willy’s jeep I believe it a 1946 cj2a .
It is pretty much all there.
The motor came out of the mb 3a I think.
I took it in trade and don’t have a title for it . It was on a ranch and was the grandfather’s jeep but they had no idea where the title was.
It did run but hasn’t been started in some time.
If your interested in it as is the asking price is 1800. Obo”

 
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10(?) Disassembled M-38A1s Shawnee, OK

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/19/2019) Various M-38A1 parts, include an M-38A1C body.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/pts/d/shawnee-1950s-willys-jeeps/7050033507.html

“I have 10 Willys Jeep frames and tubs from the 1950’s. They have been in a wooded field since the 1970’s so they are weathered and some are rusted. Some have fenders, leaf springs, steering wheels, etc and some don’t. No motors or transmissions but I do have various parts (see pics). Prices start at $500 but I’ll ask more for the Jeeps with more parts. I’m not a Willys expert so can’t give a lot more details as far as year, model, etc.”

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MB, CJ-2A and CJ-3A Terrell/Elmo, TX $1000/$1300

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/29/2020) The price listed is $1000 in the first ad and $1300 in a second ad, but it’s unclear if the price is for everything or per vehicle.

  1. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/elmo-1940s-willys-jeep/7084014170.html

“Have several willys jeeps from early 1940s one box one pickup and on 4 passenger reg. Jeep”

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2. This looks to be a Lefty CJ-2A: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/elmo-40s-model-willys-jeeps/7081924663.html

“Have several willys jeeps in decent condition they are 40 something models so they are rough. Ine pickup one box (mail truck) one arm”

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Year? FC-170 Romney, WV **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on Facebook.

(03/07/2020) Looks in good shape.

“Going to have to sell my 170. I just bought this day after Christmas. Have done some improvements to the truck. My wife pulled a muscle in her shoulder getting in the cab. So she won’t be riding in it no more. I’ve put around 1700 miles on the truck since I bought it. Runs and drives great. Gets around 12-14 mpg. $12,500 firm located in Romney WV 26757”

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1955 Saturday Evening Post Rolligon Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

This June 04, 1955, article about the Rolligon goes into great depth about the history of the invention. You can see more pics here. The pages below are much clearer once you click on them.

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