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1942 GPW and Year? CJ-2A Vadito, NM $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

TJ shared this pair of jeeps that apparently is home to some snakes. Note that the red jeep has a set of Huffman hubs, the first set I’ve seen on a jeep for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fieldandbarnfinds/permalink/2006037949521043/

“Two army jeeps one Ford one willys both run both were in ww11! Call about prices serious offers accepted”

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Bradley’s 1949 Rebuilt Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Gayland shared this story from the Green Goddess Glamping website. Owner Bradley Ethington did a marvelous rebuild of this wagon. His tilt-a-rack is particularly interesting. This story is worth a read.

https://www.greengoddessglamping.com/2020/06/bradley-ethington-takes-classic-road.html

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PHOTO CREDIT: Bradley Ethington. Bradley’s 1949 Willys wagon pulling a 1947 Kit Kamper trailer.

 
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1942 Photo of the Fitch Jeep Station Wagon Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: Marc noted the the rear of the vehicle is based on a Renault Juvaquatre. It just so happens this car is somewhat based on the German Opel, which Wally King used to create his Jeepster-like vehicle in Germany following WWII.

UPDATE:  UndiscoveredClassics.com had some additional insights into this vehicle. I tried to learn more about Captain Richard C. Fitch of the Second Regiment Mechanized Cavalry Reserve, Los Angeles, but didn’t have much luck. I did learn he was a design engineer for the Army and was responsible for the MT Tug design (see below post). Below is a photo of how it looked in a newspaper. 

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March 18, 1942, issue of the Sacramento Bee, page 14.

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Originally published March 2014:  I wonder what ever happened to this prototype? Marc spotted this unusual photo. The vehicle doesn’t seem very jeep-like, except in its compact design and front clip similarity. It doesn’t appear it was four wheel drive.

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The image was picked up and published by a couple newspapers. Below are links to Newspaper.com that show a small image of the page. The caption vary slightly:
1. The Amarillo Globe (Amarillo, Texas) March 18th, 1942, on Page 2
2. The Statesville Record and Landmark (Statesville, NC) March 16th, 1942, Page 4

 
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1942 Press Photo of MT Tug

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This photo of an MT Tug with the Ford GP grille was published March 16, 1942, in the Roseville Press out of California. Richard C. Fitch also designed this Victory Car.

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Update Posted on March 2, 2017: Here’s another MT Tug Press Photo. See one sold on eBay in 2014 at the bottom of the post.

“1942- Very rare example of a 6×6 Ford MT Tug “Super Jeep” designed by Captain Richard Fitch of the 2nd Regiment Mechanized Cavalry Reserve. The MT Tug was built in 1941 experimentally for units of the U.S. Army’s Tank Destroyer Command as a light fast vehicle capable of mounting the 37mm anti tank gun..unfortunately series production of this Jeep was not eventually authorized as the gun needed two people to operate it, and the vehicle with gun fitted, could only carry two men so the driver had to act as gunner, which did not make the vehicle a good idea ”

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1950 “Get The Facts, Mr. Farmer!” Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These “Get The Facts, Mr. Farmer!” ads published in 1950 shared the results of the Nebraska Tractor Test of The Universal ‘Jeep’. It was test No. 432.

The ad appeared in the March of 1950 issue of Farm Journal. It measured 8.5″ x 11″.

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(Originally Published in July of 2012): This ad was featured in the April 1950 issue of the Country Gentleman. It showed the results of the Nebraska Tractor Test of The Universal ‘Jeep’. It was test No. 432. The same ad appeared in the March 1950 issue of the Farm Journal.  Because Country Gentleman was an oversize magazine, the ad measured approximately 13.75″ x 10.25″:

 
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CJ-2A Body Storage Rack/Jib Jordan, MN $155

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s a good option for storing your tub, whether you buy this one or make your own.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/jordan-cj2a-body-tub-storage-cart-jig/7140078068.html

“This storage rack was used to locate/ drill tub attach bolt holes to frame. It also allows storage of tub in vertical position saving garage floor space. Once tub is mounted all body parts fit nicely inside tub or strapped to rack. Worked very well.”

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1990 SsangYong Korando K94 Enterprise, AL BAT Auction

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Blaine forwarded this CJ-7-like 1990 vehicle built in South Korea that’s being auctioned on Bring-A-Trailer. There are LOTS of pics.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-ssangyong-korando/

“This 1990 SsangYong Korando K9 is based on the Jeep CJ-7 and was imported from South Korea to the US by the seller in 2019. This long-wheelbase example is powered by an Isuzu-sourced 2.2L diesel inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. It is finished in cream over black, and equipment includes a Warn winch, a limited-slip rear differential, and a reversible second-row bench seat. This Korando is now offered with import documents and a clean Alabama title in the seller’s name.”

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1945 MB Ada, MN $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a variety of updates.

https://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/d/ada-45-willys/7141795938.html

“45 Willy MB, 3.8 fuel injection, aluminum radiator, 3 speed Saginaw, 2 speed transfer case, good condition 7000.”

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1959 CJ-3B Bay City, MI $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Includes extra parts.

https://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/d/pinconning-willys-jeeps/7140763956.html

“1959 Willys jeep cj3b high hood , flat fender,With extra parts. Aluminum radiator, new wiring harness. Extra motor transfer case and front axle. 4,000 obo”

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1956 CJ-5 Iron River, WI $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Given the half-cab, plow, winch and running engine, there could be value here.

https://up.craigslist.org/hvo/d/nisula-snow-plow-willys-jeep/7140706285.html

“1956 Willy’s with plow and winch. Runs and drives. Needs tune up. Head lights work. Tail lights and top light do not work. Cab in nice shape.”

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1943 GPW Mulvane, KS $17,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,000

(05/26/2020) Carson’s selling his nice looking GPW.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/mulvane-1943-ford-gpw/7130274284.html

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“Nice solid gpw “ Original body” 12v. The jeep has the more reliable T90 gear box. Just finished 90% restoration has 9 miles on it. A lot of new parts such as carb, brake lines, gauges, lights, wiring, seat/cushions, radiator, tires, muffler etc. runs and drives great the carburetor could use a little more adjustment and little gear oil leak I didn’t have a car lift so didn’t want to mess with it nothing bad. Please text me with any questions/more pictures. Asking 18500 OBO”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Charlotte, NC $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/31/2020) Looks solid. The floor may be patched.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1947-willys-cj-2a/7130707040.html

“1947 Willys CJ-2A Runs and drives great. Fully restored a few years back. Last year it was given a complete once over by an antique auto shop. New exhaust system, New brakes. I’m only selling it to satisfy the wife. I have a roll bar system for it and safari top that was custom made for it. Currently titled in NC”

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1946 CJ-2A Fayetteville, AR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a clean rebuild, but it does lack some stock items, from missing gussets on the front to the missing the pto bar on the back.

https://fayar.craigslist.org/cto/d/fayetteville-1946-jeep-willys-fully/7140668988.html

“1946 Jeep Willy’s. This jeep is amazing. It had a frame-off restoration on it probably 7 or 8 years ago. The motor has been rebuilt. It has a new tub and hood and I have all of the receipts from the parts for the restoration. Over $7k worth at least. It sat for a few years and has a small leak at the transfer case seal but overall this thing is immaculate. It runs and drives great. Only has 20 miles on it since the restoration.”

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1963 Mighty Mite Hinton, IA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites

It’s a project.

https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/cto/d/hinton-vintage-mighty-mite-army-jeep/7132784852.html

“Mighty mite army keep all aluminum air cooled 4 cyl engine its all there 5000 obo”

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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA $35,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $35,000.

(01/31/2017) This one has been around a while.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-woodie-custom/7138383687.html

“All custom 51 Willys woodie. Extensive sheet metal work, extended fenders, hood, roll pan and a tilt hood and more. All polished LS engine, with LS460e trans polished, hydro boost brakes. Custom dash, gauges, center console. Custom rebuilt painted frame blazer. All custom solid Maple wood with electric lift gate, PW, PB tilt etc. Custom interior, 6 way power seats with headrest monitors, custom made maple rear floor. Brand new 20″ rims and tires. So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. Less than 300 miles. Just testing the market. Serious offers only. Leave a message.”

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1948 CJ-2A Springfield, IL $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

May have had some body work.

https://springfieldil.craigslist.org/cto/d/springfield-1948-jeep-willys/7134290404.html

“1948 Jeep Willys, 4 cylinders, run and drives good. Lots of extra parts”

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1946 CJ-2A Baxter, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,300

(05/30/2020) Looks like a nice build.

“Body tub-new fenders, hood, windshield frame original. Carborated Ford 302 rebuilt. Exhaust is dual with medium thrust mufflers transmission- T-18 Ford 4-speed rebuilt with novak short shaft kit clutch- is hydraulic transfer case is a Jeep CJ5 T20 all gear totally rebuilt. Front axle 1979 CJ5 Dana 40 with disc brakes including new axle shafts Rear axle 1979 CJ5 AMC20 Brakes-front are disc and rear are shoes rotors, calipers, brake shoes, brake line and master are all new. Gas tank-custom made 25 gal capacity tires-10.50x31x15 Westlakes less than 20 miles on them. Rims-chrome spoke brand new. Roll bar schedule 40 pipe

Selling my 25 year project. To start with, every mechanical piece in this jeep is either new or used and totally rebuilt, resealed, and re-gasketed. Starting with the rebuilt motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles. New clutch and pressure plate and all components for brakes are new and it brakes great. Steering has been set up with a Ford 1985 Explorer Pickup truck with manual steering column and steering sector.

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1946 CJ-2A St. George, UT $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Sits on a Suzuki chassis and appears to have a replacement tub, so not much 2A left.

https://stgeorge.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-clara-1946-cj2a/7141595834.html

“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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1953 CJ-3B Buffalo, MN $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/17/2020) Includes 2 Ramsey winches.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/for/d/monticello-willys-cj-3/7139325913.html

“Cj3b complete sale to many parts to list… 2 Ramsey winches go with it”

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May 1951 Jeep-Tractor Farm-Jeep Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This May 1951 AD differs slightly from the April 1951 ad on the CJ-3A page here. So, I’d guess there were at least two version of this ad. The differences are primarily related to minor changes in font sizes and styles, along with a shadow and different tilt of the “Milestones” box on the upper left.

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1959 Hemet De Anza Borrego Cavalcade

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

1959 marked the 11th annual Hemet to Borrego via De Anza trail Cavalcade. That year over 400 vehicles joined the adventure. The author and photographer of the below article, Del Schrader, was transported over the trail via two German DKWs. The article was published in the March 22, 1959, issue of the Los Angeles Times.

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Fire Brigade Trucks From Australia

Cool photos. I would guess these were Personnel Carriers converted into fire trucks. However, they may also have been a cab-only chassis as well. The serial numbers would tell us more. You can see a few more photos at the bottom of this CJ-3B page.

https://www.alamy.com/st-george-fire-brigade-car-1-july-1962-st-george-fire-brigades-car-1-converted-from-a-willys-jeep-truck-the-queensland-government-supplied-these-units-to-small-rural-towns-in-1961-the-chassis-were-built-by-willys-motors-australia-pty-in-brisbane-and-the-bodies-by-enoggera-motor-body-works-image188710782.html

“St George Fire Brigade Car 1, July 1962. St George Fire Brigade’s Car 1 converted from a Willys Jeep Truck. The Queensland Government supplied these units to small rural towns in 1961. The chassis were built by Willys Motors Australia Pty in Brisbane and the bodies by Enoggera Motor Body Works.”

This example calls Mattaburra, Australia, home:

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Here’s another example. The pic is small.

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The Four Large Speedo Clusters for Universal Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features

I thought I’d posted this graphic a while ago, but I cannot find it. So, here are four examples of the different large four-speedometer clusters used from 1955-1957 (and later). The transition dates are approximate (I haven’t studied them too closely).

Each of these four appeared in CJ-5s, CJ-6s, and DJ-3As (as documented here https://www.cj3b.info/Siblings/DJDetails/DJ3ASpeedometer.html). According to the CJ-3B page, only the latter two speedometers (the KS 0-9 and the SW 0-9) appeared CJ-3Bs.

The first three were manufactured by King-Seeley, while the last and most common one with the orange coloring was made by Steward Warner. I have seen a 0-9 with an orange needle, but I don’t know if that was a custom styling or not.

The first speedometer shown sits in my early 1956 DJ-3A “Patterson”. The second one was in my 1956 DJ-3A Rusty that I sold last year (only 200 units later than Patterson). The third speedometer was a replacement I bought. The fourth is from an image on the CJ-3B page.

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1953 Postcard of a Delahaye VLR(?) 4×4 Working a Field on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Postcards

Probably a rare postcard of a French Delahaye 4×4. It might be a VLR model, but I don’t know these well enough.

View all the information on eBay

“Attention : Collage réalisé il y a +- 15 ans
à partir d’une photo d’un d’article issu d’un Magazine
collé sur un dos de carte postale
8.7 x 14cm”

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Former Electric Stainless Flattie Sausalito, CA eBay

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

UPDATE: Now on eBay. Starting bid is $3500.  As Lee points out, this is just for the body. 

(01/20/2020) The body includes additional parts.

View all the information on eBay

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Here’s what it looks like when was together.

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This is how the chassis looks:

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“Hi I have stainless steel CJ3A body for sale complete including windshield and Omni wipers installed with 12v wiring included. I believe I bought Del@OMC last CJ3A from him in Oregon a few years ago before he passed away (rip).

Del owned the factory in the Philippines where they were made and exported to U.S. Great construction his bodies will probably out-last you and I!:) I built it for a EV prototype for a classics EV startup but all future models will use aluminum body out of Canada BC (stretched ~ 1 foot for more legroom up front) so no longer need this body. It’s just been a demo vehicle max 50 miles on it it’s like new see pics (does has vinyl EV stickers on hood those should heat gun off I haven’t bothered yet don’t have the time))”

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