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1942 Photo of Jeeps in New Guinea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: A second version of this press photo out of New Guinea is on eBay.

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“1942 Press Photo US jeeps driving through New Guinea jungle during World War II. This is an original press photo. World War II – New Guinea – Dispensing with recognized traffic rules, American “peeps” wind their way single file through this New Guinea jungle. Yesterday Japanese troops were in headlong retreat through New Guinea’s Papuan Peninsula with Americans and Australians in grim pursuit. Photo measures 7 x 7.5 inches. Photo is dated 11-15-1942.”




From June 5, 2017:

“1942 PRESS PHOTO WWII American Army Jeep Convoy Jungles of New Guinea 5757 Measures 6.5 X 8 inches”



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1943 Photo “Just Married?” Jeep Being Towed

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

This will surely delay the honeymoon! These images are from the “Portal to Texas History” digital collection.


“Photograph of a newly wed officer and his bride being towed away in their jeep by a wrecker. A sign on the back of the jeep says, “Just Married?””

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1941 Service School for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford Vehicles $750

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Roger Martin spotted this book on Facebook. It looks like it’s been up since July.


“This book contains invaluable knowledge from the experts themselves, to shape the future mechanics of WWII. They understood the competence of the students could be a matter of life and death. This incredibly scarce, all original book is entitled “Service School for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford U.S. Army Vehicles 1941”.

It was put together by Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan to be used by the school at the Rogue Plant, as well as traveling schools at military posts around the U.S. The contents of this book include:

*The service school program for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford built U.S. Army Vehicles at Rouge Plant
*Program for traveling service school for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford built U.S. Army vehicles
*Ford equipment-specialized services
*Universal equipment-specialized services
*Universal equipment-general shop use
*Individual mechanics equipment
*List of tools – U.S. Army Reconnaissance Car
*List of tools – U.S. Army Staff Car (Fordor)
*List of tools – U.S. Army Bomb Service Truck (Tonner)
*TM10-1101 Maintenance Manual for Ford Truck Model G.P. 1/4 Ton 4×4 for the U.S. Government *U-7434 Service Requirements Ford Army Reconnaissance Car
*To remove front door glass – Staff Car
*Remove and replace w/s glass – Staff Car
*Ford parts numbering system
*Ford Fordor Sedan Body Parts and Price List for U.S. Government
*TM10-1100 Parts Price List Special Model G.P. 1/4 Ton 80″ Wheelbase 4×4 for U.S. Government *Ford Form #7084 Ford and Mercury Chassis Parts and Price List 1938-39-40-41 Passenger Cars and Trucks

Adding further nostalgia, the first page includes a hand written message “Put it back where you found it It’s property of Neil Goldsmith Co A 27th Bn Camp Croft, S.C.” (which was dismantled after the war) The paper cover of this book is in rough shape (shown in pictures). However, the contents are remarkably clean and is a complete set. There is some damage to the back few pages (shown in pictures) but none of the print has been compromised (picture shows the page with the most damage).

Considering the rarity of this collection, aesthetics are variable. Here’s your chance to own a rare piece of American history! Asking $750″

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1948 CJ-2A Pittsburg, CA $2500


You don’t see a windshield like this every day.  It has an unusual headlight setup, too.

“Very rare 1948 bright yellow Willys Jeep. Has a 1968 Corvette engine. Has holly carburetor, modern exhaust system. Exempt from smog. Four Sand tires included (retail $1000).”

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Year? CJ-3A/MB Palm Desert, CA $7000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(01/20/2020) This appears to be a 1950 CJ-3A with an MB/GPW body on it. It also has some Husky/Allstate hubs and what I think is a Con-Ferr rear bumper.
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“Selling my Willy’s. It’s registered as a 1950 but I’m told it’s a 1942-46…
Very Low miles on Rebuilt engine.
Purrs like a sewing machine.
Very reliable.
Military tires.
New brakes, hoses etc
Original steering wheel
Wench works
Original spot lights work
Amazing gas mileage
Tough little jeep
4×4 works. Lo/Hi
White patina
Clean title
Original carb rebuilt

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1949 CJ-3A? Las Vegas, NV $8500


Ii would guess the body is a replacement body. The front roll cage loop rests atop the step. I hope there’s something connected to the frame underneath the step. The soft top looks custom and doesn’t use the windshield channel. It kind of looks like it snaps on the front? No description provided.

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1959 CJ-6 Modesto, CA $8500


Looks solid, though the dash has been modified somewhat.

“1959 rare cj6 body is in good shape. 5 new tires and wheels all new brakes including E brake. Has rare pto driven winch works good. Has been converted to 12 volt system. Currently registered and tagged text is usually best”

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Year? L-head Carnation, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

The looks like a good price. It has an unusual carb horn setup.

“Flat head 134 complete. Exhaust , bellhousing and clutch also included. Comes with original starter but have 12volt gear reduction for extra. $500 for engine and $100 for 12volt starter”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons


  1. 1957 Wagon Lenox, MA $10,000:
  2. 1949 Wagon Gillett, PA $1500:
  3. 1961 Wagon Riverhead, NY $3500:
  4. 1962 Wagon Orange, CT $3500:
  5. 1953 Wagon South Glens Falls, NY $1800:
  6. 1954 Wagon Patchogue, NY $2800:
  7. 1951 Wagon Portland, ME $2000:
  8. 1959 Wagon Farmington, NH $750:
  9. 1956 Wagon Federal Way, WA $1000:
  10. 1955 Wagon Billings, MT $1750:
  11. 1951 Wagon Bigfork, MT $4250:
  12. 1963 Wagon Stonyford, CA $6000 (odd one):
  13. 1955 Wagon Fernley, NV $3495:
  14. 1954 Wagon (diesel) Los Aneles, CA $10,000:


  1. 1959 Truck Far Rockaway, NY $6000:
  2. 1953 Truck Krugerville, TX $18,000:
  3. 1962 Truck Maricopa, AZ $12,500:
  4. 1948 Truck Las Vegas, NV $18,000:
  5. 2 Trucks Hillsboro, OH $5500:
  6. 2 Trucks Oxford, NJ $600:
  7. 1957 Truck Purdys, NY $5830:
  8. 1955 Truck Lake Stevens, WA $3000:
  9. 1954 Truck Las Vegas, NV $5500:
  10. 1951 Truck Vancleave, MS $4000:
  11. 1953 Truck Red Bluff, CA $2300:
  12. 1951 Truck Big Bear, CA $10,000:
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1959 FC-170 Stockton, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It’s a project. The serial number indicates it is a 1959.

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“This is a project truck, needs a full restoration has all parts engine and transmission (doesn’t run). Needs all glass and mirrors but has the mechanisms for all. Body is in great condition no dents and bumpers are still solid, has obvious rust in the usual places but nothing thru and thru. Its a flatbed possibly used for forestry. The railing metals are there but needs wood replaced at flat bed and rails. Someone attached the camper to it but its not designed for it. This truck belongs to my wifes uncle so I don’t know much about it. But I did look it up and they sell for about $4000 in this condition

Now here is the thing about this truck, its located in a small town called Taylorsville right outside of Greenville. I took many pictures of it and if you are truly interested I can tow in myself down to where I live in Stockton. This is NOT a SCAM. I will not ask you for any kind of payment until we are in person and you’ve seen it with your own eyes. I’m just kind of putting this out there to see if anyone is interested if so then I can tow it down at my expense. I really just don’t have the space to have it here (I live in an apartment)”

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1950 Jeepster Project Waxahachie, TX $4750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Appears worth a look.


“1950 willys jeepster condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: yellow size: sub-compact title status: clean transmission: manual type: convertible NOT SURE ABOUT MILEAGE I have a 1950 jeepster project. It has decent driver paint. Interior is in good condition just needs to be put together. Original motor and transmission are in the vehichle, but need to be hooked up. Motor is said to be rebuilt and never fired. Front bumper and drive shaft is gone. Needs top and 2 vent windows. New tires.ready to be finished and enjoyed by new owner. DOES NOT RUN OR DRIVE. PROJECT. Clear title in hand. Bring a trailer and cash only.”


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1983 CJ-8 Scrambler Burnet, TX $5800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I don’t run across Scrambler projects very often.



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1974 CJ-5 Fulton, NY $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(01/20/2020) Runs and plows.

“1974 Jeep CJ5 rebuilt straight 6 cylinder 4×4 new aluminum radiator runs good 7.5 ft Meyers plow electric over hydraulic will push snow all day long no title”

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Year? M-38 Jacksboro, TX $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2019) Still needs some assembly.

“4 cylinder flat head. Body’s in great shape. Just dropped the engine back in after putting a new fly wheel on it. Not completely back together but have all the parts. Was running before I took it apart. Elderly so it’s hard for me to work on.”

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1946 CJ-2A Ladera Ranch, CA $12,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/31/2019) Has a variety of updates.

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This is a classic that can both roar down PCH or up any hill or sand dune across Southern California with fun and ease. Super reliable. This 1947 Willys CJ2a is completely upgraded throughout and as reliable as any daily driver while still staying true to the original.

The ride is super smooth. Springs are upgraded to allow the Willys to purr at 80 mph down the freeway without any wobble, nice and tight. You will never see a flattie roll as stable as this. Can also tackle any off-road situation with zeal. . . Sits on 35” BFG MTs (which will need to be replaced) and also comes with a full roll cage.

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1946 CJ-2A Pittsburg, CA $12,000


A bit rough for the price.

“Willys cj2a, buick v6 excellent body runs great.”

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1947 CJ-2A Port Angeles, WA $13,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

This has some Toyota parts.


“Custom frame off resto mod, less than 10,000 miles on entire build.
Rebuilt 22R
5 speed manual transmission
Custom paint
Toyota axles, rear has new diff 4.10 gearing.
Best-Top Soft Top
Lifted with 33” tires.
KC lights, led backup lights.
Garage kept.
Rhino lined interior.
Leather bucket seats.
Flowmaster muffler
9k Warn winch on stinger mount.
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1980 Malotte Manufacturing Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This rare 1980 Malotte Manufacturing brochure for fiberglass bodies was an interesting one to run across, as it includes a couple eastern dealers (see bottom image). This might explain where some of the older fiberglass bodies in the PA/OH area originated. 
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These four pages were inserts into the brochure:

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Bay City Antique Fire Truck Sale

• CATEGORIES: Features

Roger Martin shared the news that the Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum in Bay City, Michigan, is selling some of their extra fire trucks including a 1958 fire jeep (see the Barn Finds post about the sale), though the fire jeep has sold already (I have no pics of it). Ann and I visited in 2013 and had a wonderful tour courtesy of the owner Jim Dobson.

Our 2013 visit:

Here’s some pics of some of the toys jeeps he has, which I ran out of room to post previously. He has more than this:

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Hasbro LRDG Jeep w/ Figures Lincoln Park, NJ $80

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Steve spotted this set. On ebay (example here), this stuff seems to be priced higher than the asking price of this set. I don’t know much about these prices, but maybe it’s a good price?

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1948 CJ-2A St. Louis, MO **SOLD**


This CJ-2A just sold. The asking price was $19,999.

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1951 M-38 San Angelo, TX $4800


Runs and drives.

“1951 Willys runs and drives New tires, brakes, upholstery front and back seats, extra gas can. Not sure of mileage”

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1958 Truck w/ Dump Bed Navron, PA $9595

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Truck has some side rust. It might have some Kelly hubs.

“mostly original, exceptions: hydraulic dump bed, electric fuel pump & wipers HEI ignition”

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1952 M-38 Schertz, TX $16,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

A variety of extras are included on this M-38. The windshield seems like it leans back a little farther than it should. I’ve never heard the term “Restored to Combat Class”.


“1952 M38 Jeep Restored to Combat Class

Has original parts, 24 volt system. Many original add-on’s that make this a unique find. Please see photos and review the video for running Jeep featuring a narrative from the owner and a full scope of all that is included with this sale.

Several of your inquiries have been to include further photos of what items are extra in my Dads large bin that comes with the Jeep. I’ve put many more photos in the ad now, several items most likely will have no interest to you, nevertheless they come with the Jeep.

I’ve personally never looked at the underside of the Jeep until I took these photos, it is not that easy to snap these upside down, but I did my best. I should tell you that it will have a few areas I know that need to be sanded, I believe on the right front passenger side on the undercarriage. The Jeep has been sitting several years without care, covered, but still without my dads care due to his illnesses, and I know he has not been able to maintain or do further work that he had planned on completing with the Jeep. But, all things considered, it’s not a shiny showpiece, however, it is one heck of a Jeep!

We’d Love to hear from you, make your best offer! Very Motivated Seller”

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1948 CJ-2A Fredericksburg, VA $8500


Roger Martin shared this post. The seller will also include a bantam trailer for another $1500. The body does have some rust underneath.

“I’m selling my 1948 Willys cj2A with a bantam trailer. Jeep was gone through years ago, but the floor is showing a little rot. Runs and drives great. I have clear titles for both the Jeep and trailer. I will separate the two.

$10,000 for both
$8500 for just Jeep
$1500 for bantam trailer”

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