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1956? Ramsey Brochure Bulletin 126-A

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’ve guessing the brochure’s year based on the lack of an intake vent on the grille of the Willys truck and the lack of any FCs appearing in this document. I like the underside illustrations on this brochure as well. This is Ramsey Bulletin 126-A

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1957? Ramsey Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These are three separate one-page, two-sided brochures from Ramsey: Bulletin 134, Bulletin 135, and Bulletin 138. The Ramsey 600 R Wire Reclaiming Winch Assembly (page two of Bulletin 135) is a particularly interesting item. I don’t think I’ve run across one of those assemblies on a jeep for sale.

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December 1952 Willys Service News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

On the yellow sheets following this document are suggestions on how to overcome flat spots during acceleration of the F-head engines.

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1946 CJ-2A JeepRod Duluth, MN $22,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

Lots of custom work.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/d/duluth-1946-willys-jeep/7143767522.html

“1946 Willys jeep.
454 , positraction rear end .”

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1953 CJ-3B Colville, WA $2999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This was in worse condition when it was for sale in 2018.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colville-1953-willys-jeep/7142518944.html

“1953 turtle nose jeep. Has 327 small block chev with headers in it. Runs and drives good. Needs some work. Doesn’t have major rust.”

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O.E. Szekely-built(?) Ford-Powered 4WD APU Chula Vista, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is back on Craigslist.

Here’s another possibly-O.E.-Szekely-built Ford-Powered 4WD APU similar to one that was posted a few years ago. It’s not clear whether the one below has a O.E. Szekely data plate or not. The seller suggests this as a 1946, but this is more likely a 1953.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ctd/d/chula-vista-41-ford-willy-4×4-v8-jeep/7144930938.html

“1941 FORD WILLY JEEP V8 4X4 BEAST THAT RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT PROJECT WITH ALL YOU NEED.BILL OF SALE S D AS EQUIPED”

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1950 Jeepster Winchester, VA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Seller listed this as a “1959”, but that appears to be a typo.

https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/d/winchester-1959-willys-jeepster/7137246505.html

“Fun car to drive. Three (3) speed over driver, 4 cylinder. $12,500
Antique Vintage Convertible Jeep”

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1946 CJ-2A Brighton, MI $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Odd strips on either side of the cargo area. I’m not sure why they are there?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/brighton-1946-willys-jeep-mostly/7143739329.html

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“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, Sounds like the Jeeps on MASH. No title, Buyer Pick Up Only. Condition is Used. Jeep has about 1,700 mile on it since it was refurbished and has lived in California for most of its life. Runs strong and straight. No steering pulling and brakes well. I drove it about a hundred miles in the last week or so and put it into storage. Sometimes, in second gear, it will pop out of gear if are letting up on the gas. And, sometimes ‘grates’ when going into second – could be the operator, too. The battery is not getting charged for some reason. There is a small tear in the left cargo cushion. Tires look good but they are the same ones that were on it when I bought it 16 years ago. Has never been ‘off road’ or banged around. As is, where is. Buyer to arrange shipping and bears the cost. Great vehicle for The 4th of July. This is a very original Jeep. She always turns heads.”

 
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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1959 Wagon Manchester, NJ $8100: https://newjersey.craigslist.org/clt/d/manchester-1959-willys-station-wagon/7129928914.html
  2. 1963 Wagon Virginia Beach, VA $19,500: https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/virginia-beach-1963-willys-utility-wagon/7139139061.html
  3. 1956 Wagon Davie, FL $4900: https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/d/fort-lauderdale-jeep-willys-overland/7137866394.html
  4. 1958 Wagon Lake Wylie, NC $7500: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/york-for-sale-1958-willys-wagon/7144372588.html
  5. 1961 Wagon Lexington, NC $14,500: https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/d/lexington-rare-61-willy-panel-truck/7138292560.html It looks like this was originally a standard wagon.
  6. 1951 & 1955 Wagons Hillsborough, NJ $6250: https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/belle-mead-willys-jeep-wagon/7136666824.html
  7. 1962 Wagon Fitchburg, MA $1500: https://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/d/fitchburg-1962-willys-wagon/7142411954.html
  8. 1962 Wagon Cherryfield, ME $1200: https://maine.craigslist.org/pts/d/cherryfield-1962-willys-jeep-wago-trade/7139474191.html
  9. Online Auction 1952 Wagon Princeton, MN https://bid.hansenauctiongroup.com/bid/51235?item=3696825&section=auction
  10. 1954 Sedan Delivery Wagon Duluth, MN $1800: https://duluth.craigslist.org/pts/d/duluth-1954-willys-delivery-wagon-jeep/7142987602.html

TRUCKS:

  1. 1948 Truck Booneville, AR $4500: https://littlerock.craigslist.org/for/d/booneville-1948-willys-jeep-truck/7142949114.html
  2. 1955 Truck Weaverville, NC $2500: https://asheville.craigslist.org/grd/d/weaverville-1955-willys-pickup/7143568731.html
  3. 1959 Truck Queens, NY $6000: https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/pts/d/far-rockaway-1959-willys-jeep-pickup/7131765700.html
  4. 1958 Truck Norwood, NY No Price: https://plattsburgh.craigslist.org/atq/d/norwood-1958-willys-pickup/7130060032.html Looks to be an old Texaco truck.
  5. 1952 Truck Wolverine, MI $800: https://nmi.craigslist.org/pts/d/wolverine-1952-willys-truck/7127949154.html
  6. 1951 Truck Princeton, MN $1100: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/grd/d/zimmerman-51-willy-truck-field-find/7142335319.html
 
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Welder w/ CJ-2A Engine Alexandria, VA $300

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Maybe some parts value here.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pts/d/alexandria-willys-cj-2a-industrial/7141037064.html

“Complete Willys CJ-2A 4 cylinder flat head engine with all accessories and governor. This item sat in a shed for about 25 years and has been covered by a tarp for a couple of years after originally going out of service for fuel tank reasons. Item is stuck from sitting and is still attached to the arc welder it powered and on the trailer it is transported on. Sold as is. Trailer and welder included at no additional cost. Professionally refurbished gas tank also available separately at additional cost.”

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1947 CJ-2A Perrysburg, OH $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Needs some work.

https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/perrysburg-1947-willys-jerp/7138010740.html

“It’s a 1947 Willy jeep with running motor partial restoration motor needs to be gone through and breaks need to be done”

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1952 M-38 Chesaning, MI $6250

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6250

(10/14/2019) This appears to have a replacement tub (no cowl lid).

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/pts/d/chesaning-1952-m38-jeep/7138374303.html

“M38 military. Runs, drives and stops.
Buick V6 motor. Power steering. New NDT tires. Nice aluminum radiator.”

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CJ-2A Marine Engine and Transmission Kingston, MI $950

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Here’s a rare pairing. Somewhere I had an advertisement for Willys marine engines in a Florida newspaper from 1946, but I can’t find that ad at the moment.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bpo/d/kingston-willys-overland-jeep-mb-marine/7136212195.html

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“This unit has been in storage for a long time. The pistons are not stuck. Carburetor needs to be freed up and cleaned out. MB 564093 Marine Power Unit. 134 c.i.d.. This is a non running military engine that has been in storage. I see no cracks or breaks in the castings. I separated the engine and gear box so they could be mounted on my engine stands. After removing the oil pan and cylinder head and checking it out, I loosely assembled it just to keep things all together. The generator is a 6 volt, 40 amp. and the starter motor & bendix look good.

The “marine drive” gear box that was mounted on the engine has a multiple disc wet clutch with “knuckle in” engagement and by moving the lever in the other direction knuckles the clutch out, goes into neutral and will begin to apply a band brake as lever movement continues. Box is full of oil and looks good. The universal coupling behind the box is very heavy duty. The engine flywheel is drilled and tapped for a vehicle clutch assembly, but is still yet a clutch virgin. Starter gear shows very, very little wear. I will be happy to open things back up (engine and gear box) with a interested person present.”

 
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Jeep Bench Abington, PA $200

• CATEGORIES: Features

Steve shared this jeep-tailgate bench for sale in Pennsylvania.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fuo/d/abington-jeep-tailgate-bench/7123426095.html

“EEP tailgate bench. Custom made.
43 1/2 long, 24 3/4 wide and 34 1/2 high
Poly coated. Pick up only. Can help load. $200 cash at pickup”

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1959 DJ-3A? Miami, FL $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2018) This 2WD CJ-3B looks suspiciously like a DJ-3A with a CJ-3B replacement body.

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/d/miami-jeep-willys-1959/7127728683.html

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“THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL JEEP
4 CYLINDER
3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ON WHEEL
NEW BODY AND PAINT
NEW SEATS
NEW CARPET
NEW WINDSHIELD
NEW SOFT TOP
NEW ELECTRIC SYSTEM
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Year? CJ-2A Santa Rosa Beach, FL $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here. It’s listed as a “1943”.

https://okaloosa.craigslist.org/for/d/santa-rosa-beach-1943-willys-jeep/7139499737.html

“I’m selling 1943 Willys Jeep . Been sitting for past 32 yrs . Needs restoration. Has the original willys 4 flat engine . Has two spare rims tires aren’t any good on them . Jeep doesn’t not run . Bill of sale .”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Ypsilanti, MI $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Could be worth a look.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/for/d/ypsilanti-moving-1945-jeep-cj2a-also/7143537794.html

“1945 JEEP
CJ2A
$9,000.00
First full production civilian Jeep.
#377 (1,824 were built)”

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October 1956 Article Introducing the Jeep Dispatcher

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article appeared in the Miami News on October 09, 1956. That seemed a late date for an “introductory” announcement. The article highlighted the low operating cost, the 30,000 mile maintenance guarantee, the four body styles, and the wide range of duties the new jeep could perform.

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Photos From the UTA Digital Collections

These photos come from the University of Texas at Arlington Digital Archives. You can see a some additional photos with jeeps here: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/subject/jeep-automobiles

Let’s start with this photo of a Willys MA dash:

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. 56th Cavalry Brigade war maneuvers. (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20048164 … Brigadier General Walter B. Pyron, of Houston, Texas, commander of the 56th Brigade, shown behind the wheel of a jeep. He is wearing a military uniform and a small brimmed hat. He has his hands on the steering wheel and is looking behind him. Willys MA.

A lineup of Ford GPs:

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Camp Bowie Army Maneuvers . (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20048968 … The 18th Field Artillery Brigade’s 77th Field Artillery joins in retreating from an attack during a military training exercise at Camp Bowie. The first battalion is lined up for an evacuation, riding on “blitz buggies.” This battalion is from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The rest of the 77th is stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Marfa, Texas. The 77th and 142nd infantry are howitzer units of the brigade. Ford GPs.

Good side shot of a Ford GP:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Camp Bowie Army maneuvers: Lietenant General Walter Krueger with Major General Claude V. Birkhead and others. (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053219 ... Camp Bowie Army maneuvers. Four military officers and one military personnel are pictured here. Lieutenant General (LIEUT. GEN.) Walter Krueger, seated in the front passenger seat, Third Army Commander, was in the field almost as much as the participating troops. Here he's leaving 36th Division command post after a conference with Major General (Maj. Gen.) Claude V. Birkhead, division commander, standing by the baby jeep. In the rear seat are, foreground, Lieutenant Colonel (Lieut Col.) George R. Barker, Third Army G-3, and Captain (Capt.) R. H. Chard, Krueger's aid. Driver is Private (Pvt.) Harvey Belote. All are dressed in military uniforms. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram morning edition, June 15, 1941.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Camp Bowie Army maneuvers: Lietenant General Walter Krueger with Major General Claude V. Birkhead and others. (1941). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053219 … Camp Bowie Army maneuvers. Four military officers and one military personnel are pictured here. Lieutenant General (LIEUT. GEN.) Walter Krueger, seated in the front passenger seat, Third Army Commander, was in the field almost as much as the participating troops. Here he’s leaving 36th Division command post after a conference with Major General (Maj. Gen.) Claude V. Birkhead, division commander, standing by the baby jeep. In the rear seat are, foreground, Lieutenant Colonel (Lieut Col.) George R. Barker, Third Army G-3, and Captain (Capt.) R. H. Chard, Krueger’s aid. Driver is Private (Pvt.) Harvey Belote. All are dressed in military uniforms. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram morning edition, June 15, 1941. Ford GPs.

Here’s an early Slat Grille MB:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Army Day Maneuvers: Rides in Dixie Jeeps. (1942). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053248

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Army Day Maneuvers: Rides in Dixie Jeeps. (1942). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20053248 …. Army Day Celebration. Jeep rides were given citizens when the 31st (Dixie) Division held open house here Sunday as part of the observance of Army Day. On this ride at Farrington Field were Alice McDonald (left) and Jaymie Dobbs, both of Fort Worth, Texas. Members of the Service Company, 155th Infantry, in the jeep are, left to right, Corporal (Corp.) J. H. Reeves, Private (Pvt.) Sam Burroughs, Private (Pvt.) Clyde Russell and Private (Pvt.) Hanson Dunegan. The group are riding in a jeep through Farrington Field. Background showing a goal post and stadium bleachers. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram evening edition, April 6, 1942. Willys MB Slatgrille.

Post WWII pic:

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Circle Park School Parent-Teacher Association carnival . (1946). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20058866 … Mr. R. M Baxter is giving a carnival preview ride to 2 pupils of Circle Park Elementary School, Donald Eagle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Eagle and Beverly Jean Burns, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. C. A. Burns. Mr. Baxter will run a jeepney-ride concession at the Circle Park Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association annual carnival. His jeep has a banner of the PTA. Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram evening edition, October 16, 1946.

 
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October 1952 Willys Service News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Page two of this issue highlights what service departments should do when replacing engines in WWII jeeps.

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Year? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Lots of updates to this custom build. The body appears to be from a DJ-3A Convertible or a Surrey. The front frame rails have a curious shape. The chassis may not be a jeep chassis.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/d/sevierville-willys-jeep/7144222585.html

“WILLYS JEEP, 4.3 V6, 700R4 TRANS, S10 FT CLIP AND REAREND, HEATED SEATS AND HEATER,”

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1947 CJ-2A Lake Placid, FL $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s supposed to have the original body, but there’s no original hole for the ignition.

https://cfl.craigslist.org/cto/d/sebring-1947-cj2a/7142467186.html

“Fully restored with all original parts and paint. No rust! Factory new, original 1947 body and starter! Runs great.  Must meet in person, cash offers only.”

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1961 CJ-3B Efland, NC $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Includes a Kelly half-cab.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/efland-1961-willys-jeep-runs-great/7133096619.html

“1961 Willys Jeep with a Mustang 289 engine. 4×4 new tires. Roll bars, hard top and doors included. Runs great and is drivable. Trailer with matching paint can be included for additional $1,000.”
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1946 CJ-2A Newark, DE $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(04/30/2020) Missing front parking lights and has a cracked windshield pane. It does include a soft top of some kind.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/d/newark-1946-cj2a-willys-jeep-runs/7140320363.html

“Running and road ready Jeep with new fuel tank, sender and master cylinder. Has canvas covering and frame rails with doors. lock out front hubs for 2wd. good tires all around and has clear title. will need passenger side windshield”

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1946 CJ-2A St. Clair, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a PTO. Body does have some floor rust.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/luebbering-1946-willys-cj-2a/7142948415.html

“1946 Willys cj2a for sale. Jeep runs and drives good. Has new brake lines and it stops good too. Has the original rear seat and heater that works. Tires are real good as well. It has the flathead 4 cyl/3 spd trans. The lights work on the jeep as well. The jeep isn’t perfect but pretty decent for its age. It has a clear Missouri title.”

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