To Top

Year? M-38 Banning, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It’s listed as a 1949, but appears to be an M-38 with an incorrect windshield.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bar/d/banning-1949-willies-jeep/7109907559.html

“Yellow 1949 willies Jeep , open to all trades”

year-m38-banning-ca1 year-m38-banning-ca2 year-m38-banning-ca3 year-m38-banning-ca4

 
To Top

1947 CJ-2A Sparks, NV $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2020) Looks rough. Has updates. Includes a Warn overdrive.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/sparks-1947-cj-2a-willys-jeep/7108448717.html

1947-cj2a-sparks-nv1 1947-cj2a-sparks-nv2 1947-cj2a-sparks-nv3 1947-cj2a-sparks-nv4

“For sale is a 1947 CJ-2A Willys Jeep.

Sold as is, as a project, not running. Rolling and only somewhat complete.
Nothing left of the original drivetrain. (okay, it does have a Spicer 18 xfer) Body and frame are original.

Hasn’t run with this engine. Been outside, somewhat covered for 15 years.
CA title (lost), but the title is currently being replaced by the state of CA, hasn’t been registered in 25 years

Body
Solid but Bondo in few places, dings and dents (it’s 73 years old)
The bed has been replaced by a ¼” steel plate, welded in place, not flat
Glove box under passenger seat has been removed but will be included in the sale
Seat brackets have been changed
Original style (but newer) gas tank under driver’s seat
2A has fold-up (out) windshield
Some rust on lower edge of tailgate
Left fender pushed out to fit previous headers from Buick V6
Small hole, crudely, cut in firewall, to clear valve cover of Buick V6
Grill modified to fit larger aluminum radiator

Drivetrain
Engine – Chevrolet 4.3 V6
The engine has been fit to the engine compartment. Motor mounts in place. Radiator (new aluminum Ron Davis, 4-core, never used) in place with new mounts/front cross member.
Trans – SM420 (4-spd with a granny 1st gear)
Tower has been off but transmission has been covered
Xfer – Dana 18

Axles
The rear is currently a Dana 44 from a 1948 CJ-3A. The front is a newer Dana 44 (flat top knuckles). It has been narrowed 4.75 inches, professionally. Also changed to 5on5.5. I have the matching rear Dana 44 (not yet narrowed). It is an offset diff with a six-bolt lug pattern. Can’t remember what they were from, maybe a Wagoneer?

Steering
GM steering box relocated to in front of the grill, behind bumper

Tires/Wheels
White wagon wheels, 15×8. Very old 31-inch tires, good for rollers only

Misc
-Current spring over with narrow 1.75” wide springs.
(Rancho 1” lift, for CJ-2A)
-Might negotiate in other springs I have laying around.
-I have two sets of 5.89 gears for Dana 44 axles.
-Extra clutch assembly
-have a top, new in a box for 30 years
-Original horn (6v horn sounds great with 12v to it!)
-Dana 44 spool
-receiver hitch (Ford) for new rear cross member
-tow bar and mounting points for front bumper

I have a Warn overdrive unit that I will sell with the Jeep. It has not been mounted on this vehicle.

I have no interest in parting this out; I’d actually rather throw more parts in with it.”

 
To Top

No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Updates resume Tuesday. I received some cool special equipment brochures (four page ‘jeep’ tractor brochure). I will share that on Tuesday.

 
To Top

Runnels-Wiggins Dealer Ads Feb. 1948 – Apr. 1948

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

The firm of Caver-Wiggins advertised jeeps for sale in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Chronicle Star newspaper from July 1946 to November 1947.

In October of 1947, the Caver-Wiggins corporate charter was changed and the firm renamed to Runnels-Wiggins, with Julius Wiggins and Davage Runnels taking control of the entity.

In November of 1947, a week after the final Caver-Wiggins jeep ad, Runnel-Wiggins began advertising jeeps in the Chronicle Star. The ads only appear to last through April of 1948. No additional information appeared in the Chronicle Star about Runnel-Wiggins.

Later that year, in December of 1948, Coast Cities Motor Sales announced its status as a new jeep dealer in Pascagoula and began advertising in the Chronicle Star.

Below are some Runnels-Wiggins ads:

November 14, 1947 The Farm Vehicle That Works 12 Months a Year:

1947-11-14-runnels-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

February 06, 1948 Get the Facts and You’ll Get a ‘Jeep’:

1948-02-06-runnels-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

February 13, 1948 Winter Chores are Easier with the Universal ‘Jeep’:

1948-02-13-runnels-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

Continue reading

 
To Top

1967 Ramsey Winch and PTO Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Ramsey brochure highlights some of the different Dana 20 PTO options avaialble.

1967-ramsey-winch-pto-brochure1-lores 1967-ramsey-winch-pto-brochure2-lores 1967-ramsey-winch-pto-brochure3-lores 1967-ramsey-winch-pto-brochure4-lores

 
To Top

January 1958 Willys Salespower

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This issue of the Willys Salespower notes multiple fleet sales citing specific vehicles to specific clients.

1958-01-willys-salespower1-lores 1958-01-willys-salespower2-lores 1958-01-willys-salespower3-lores 1958-01-willys-salespower4-lores

 
To Top

1943 Photo of Sicilian Kids Filling a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2019) This scene was part of a Signal Corps News Reel, so there may be film of these kids waving on some internet news reel footage somewhere.

View all the information on ebay

“943 Press Photo Sicilian kids ride American jeep, World War II, Sicily. This is an original press photo. World War II – Sicily. Friendly youngsters crowd themselves into an American jeep, parked on a street in Sicily. Scene is from U.S. Army Signal Corps Newsreel Film. Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 8-10-1943.”

1943-08-16-kids-sicily-jeep1

1943-08-16-kids-sicily-jeep2

1943-08-16-kids-sicily-jeep3

 
To Top

1947 Model 90 Empire Tractor Brighton, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Seems a good price. Radiator has been swapped.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738891896918305/

“1947 Empire tractor, s/n 5184. This tractor runs well. Tires are in good condition. We were told by seller who owned the tractor since the 1960s that the first owner had a custom haying business & the tractor kept overheating pulling a self powered bailer so he installed a McCormick Deering radiator. Sellers family built the 3 point lift & blade to clean barn stalls. Empire tractors were made with same engines, transmission, transfer case, and differential as Jeeps.”

1947-empire-tractor-brighton-co2 1947-empire-tractor-brighton-co3 1947-empire-tractor-brighton-co4 1947-empire-tractor-brighton-co5

Continue reading

 
To Top

1959 CJ-5 Gunnison, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It’s got pretty dented fender, and a little damage in the rear, but otherwise seems like it’s in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/551167715805016/

“Runs excellent, no rust, body has some character. Has been stored in a garage at a mountain cabin. Great candidate for a restoration project or just a summer daily driver.”

1959-cj5-gunnison-co1 1959-cj5-gunnison-co2 1959-cj5-gunnison-co3 1959-cj5-gunnison-co4

 
To Top

1947 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The jeep doesn’t run. May have a Porter & Reed Hardtop. It also has some kind of carrier(?) above the top.

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/pts/d/great-falls-1947-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7114555776.html

“1947 Willy’s Jeep. I have owned this Jeep for numerous years and have too many projects to complete. The jeep has original equipment and it currently does not run. I have a second engine that works well with a transmission and transfer case that goes with the jeep. There is a new fuel system installed, as well as a new gas tank with a professionally rebuilt carburetor. I have receipts for many of the parts. It is currently licensed and titled. Mileage unknown”

1947-cj2a-gf-mt1 1947-cj2a-gf-mt2 1947-cj2a-gf-mt3

 
To Top

1955 CJ-5 Greeley, CO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Looks like it has the original KS 0-10 speedometer in it (but the needle is broken). Has an f-head header, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/660804581370304/

“This is an original 6 volt cj5 has 4 cylinder engine runs great and drives great has twin stick transfer case and 4wd works great have 3 of the 4 stock rims and have 4 newer rims and 3 newer tires no title but have off road tags for it new steering wheel and wiper motor sprayed bed liner in floor of it and just a small amount of rust in floor under fuel tank”

1955-cj5-greeley-co10

1955-cj5-greeley-co1

1955-cj5-greeley-co3

1955-cj5-greeley-co4 1955-cj5-greeley-co2

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Farmington, NM $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It runs. Looks like something was eating the outside of both seat sides.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1161436804197977/

“1946 Willys CJ2A. Manual Transmission. Has been converted to 12 volt system. Does run. Have Title. Good project vehicle. Someone tried cutting dash for a radio, needs windshield, no taillights, seats need to be redone, odometer is broke. Willing to consider trades for things that pew, or reasonable offers”
1946-cj2a-farmington-nm1 1946-cj2a-farmington-nm2 1946-cj2a-farmington-nm3

1946-cj2a-farmington-nm0 1946-cj2a-farmington-nm4

 
To Top

1958 Austin Gipsy Deming, NM $2600

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Rare Austin Gypsy project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1015400368835717/

“Check it out. Rare Austin Gypsy 4×4 . Not running but motor turns by hand. Have good title. Located in Deming NM”

1958-austin-gypsy-deming-nm0 1958-austin-gypsy-deming-nm2 1958-austin-gypsy-deming-nm3

1958-austin-gypsy-deming-nm1 1958-austin-gypsy-deming-nm4

 
To Top

1955 M-38A1 Monticello, UT $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This has a CJ-5 grille, but an M-38A1 body. The rear has been extended on the body. This might have a set of Thor Auto-matic hubs on it, but I can’t tell for certain.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/225162265596202/

“V-6, 227 Conversion, hard top and hard doors included, and tow bar”

1955-m38a1-monticello-ut

 
To Top

1948 CJ-2A Amarillo, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2019) Has a few mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/618132645439188/

“1948 willys runs and drives with title. Brakes need a little attention has lots for new parts. Lights work front and rear. Rebuilt carb After market starter New dizzy New battery Located in Amarillo Texas”

1948-cj2a-canyon-tex1 1948-cj2a-canyon-tex5 1948-cj2a-canyon-tex6 1948-cj2a-canyon-tex8 1948-cj2a-canyon-tex9

 
To Top

1950 CJ-3A Florissant, CO $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/14/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/605008903645815/

1950-cj3a-florissant-co1 1950-cj3a-florissant-co2 1950-cj3a-florissant-co3 1950-cj3a-florissant-co4

“1950 Willys CJ3A / V-6 Conversion $5500.00

• 1995 Chevrolet Vortec 4.3L V6 CPI complete computer and OBD-II port
(VIN 1GNDT13W3S2140797)

• Hood scoop / air intake

• Advance Adapters engine to transmission adapter kit

• Rebuilt T90 3-speed transmission and transfer case

• Warn Overdrive

• FlowTech headers with Thrush mufflers

• All suspension and wheel bearings replaced

Continue reading

 
To Top

Year? CJ-2A Model, CO $3240

• CATEGORIES: News

Listed as a 1949, it looks to be a 1946 CJ-2A based on the grill and the spots where three data plates ought to be. It has a Porter and Reed hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/172226450752984/

“1949 Willys complete last time it runs smoked a little bit !! 3,800 firm trades equal value”

year-cj2a-model-co1 year-cj2a-model-co2

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Weston, CO $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like it’s been sitting a while. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/619103908949398/

year-cj2a-weston-co

 
To Top

1962 DJ-3A Hemet, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/03/2020) This might be a DJ-3A convertible, given the column shift. The serial number indicates it is a 1962 DJ-3A (listed as a 1949). It includes a 4.3gm engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2302920480007411/

“Willys 2wd with a 4.3 gm vortec v6 and 5 speed trans”

1962-dj3a-hemet-ca1 1962-dj3a-hemet-ca2 1962-dj3a-hemet-ca3 1962-dj3a-hemet-ca4

 
To Top

Year? CJ-3A Sterling, CO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/18/2020) The rear’s been chopped a bit.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/508573973403973/

“For sale In Sterling Colo 2.000.00 obo Cj3a roller pm me with any questions.Trades considered.”

year-cj3a-sterling-co

 
To Top

5 Jeeps for Sale in Riddle, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, trailer

UPDATE: Status Unknown. These jeeps were listed in the Farm & Garden section of Craigslist, so the ad was likely flagged for that reason.

Seller has 2 M-38s and 3 CJ-2As for sale. The pics are upside down in the post.
jeep1-riddle-or5

“2 M38’s, 3 cj2a’s, 1 ww2 trailer.
#1- 49 cj2a, just rebuilt engine, body in good shape ( minor rust in tool compartment and passenger floor. New gas tank, good tires and seats. Drivers good,4 wheel works great. Needs the following, no brakes ( need complete rebuild, carburetor work (I think just break down and cleaning). Has flat spot. Can’t find title bill of sale only. Great fun little jeep. $ 4550.00.

jeep1-riddle-or2
#2- 1950 M-38 Complete less seats, was running when parked (4 years ago). Has original engine converted to 12 volt. ( have most of 24 volt parts)
Drive train complete. Have title and will make bill of sale. M38’S are getting hard to find , won’t last long . Asking $ 3500.00

jeep1-riddle-or0
#3 – 50 m38, all parts are there. Started to disassemble to restore but lost interest. Was running when parked , no windshield or seats. Asking $2550

jeep1-riddle-or01
#4 CJ2A all part are there, has been setting for many years. Has a aluminium top. Needs a lot of work or a great parts jeep, $ 1100.00 bill of sale only. Still trying to find title.

jeep1-riddle-or4
#5- cJ 2a parts jeep asking $550.00

jeep1-riddle-or3
#6 – ww2 1/4 ton trailer. Complete, in great shape. Has ball hitch. Very rare hard to find . $ 1200.00″

jeep1-riddle-or02

 
To Top

1956 CJ-3B Loveland, CO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Engine runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/619103908949398/

“Jeep runs and drives. Has no brakes. No tailgate. Is pretty much all original. I have a clear colorado title and a manual for it”

1956-cj3b-loveland-co1 1956-cj3b-loveland-co3 1956-cj3b-loveland-co2

 
To Top

Caver-Wiggens July 1946 – November 1947

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Just a few updates today…

Jeep dealer Caver-Wiggins began operations in January of 1946 with three people incorporating the company: W. Ed Wiggins, Julius E. Wiggins, and J. B. Caver. Mr. W. Ed Wiggins was President of Pascagoula’s Rotary Club at the time.

The firm of Caver-Wiggins advertised jeeps for sale in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Chronicle Star newspaper from July 1946 to November 1947. Caver-Wiggins also advertised Crosley automobiles in October of 1946 and Kaiser Frazier vehicles in November of 1946.

In October of 1947, the Caver-Wiggins corporate charter was changed and the firm renamed to Runnels-Wiggins, with Julius Wiggins and Davage Runnels taking control of the entity.

Subsequently, in February of 1948, Runnel-Wiggins became the Chronicle Star’s main jeep advertiser. Runnels-Wiggins ads began in February of 1948, then stopped in April of 1948.

Later, in December of 1948, Coast Cities Motor Sales would supplant Runnels-Wiggins as the main advertiser.

Below are some Caver-Wiggins ads:

July 05, 1946 Get a ‘Jeep’:

1946-07-05-caver-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

July 19, 1946 If you have Tough Jobs … and lots of ’em GET A ‘Jeep’:

1946-07-19-caver-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

March 28, 1947 The Versatile Farm Vehicle: 

1947-03-28-caver-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

April 25, 1947 Speed Up Work with the Vehicle that Does More Jobs:

1947-04-25-caver-wiggins-jeep-ad-lores

Continue reading

 
To Top

Bros Rotary Sno-Flyr Snow Blower

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Originally several different posts, this post aggregates some of the Bros Rotary Sno-Flyr brochures.

1957-bros-rotary-snow-plow-A-66J-1

1957-bros-rotary-snow-plow-A-66J-2

This was from circa 1955:

bros-rotary-sno-flyer-snowblower-a66j-lores-1 bros-rotary-sno-flyer-snowblower-a66j-lores-2

Continue reading

 
To Top

1954 Photo Mighty Mite & Helicopter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mighty Mites, videos

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

(02/29/2020) This photo appears to show one of the prototype Mighty Mites. It’s hood number (179849) is 3 numbers away from another Mighty Mite (179846) that appeared in the press video at the bottom of this post.

View all the information on eBay

“1954 Sikorsky S-56 Helicopter Backing Jeep into Cargo area … Press Photo”

1954-01-mighty-mite-helicopter1 1954-01-mighty-mite-helicopter2

Here’s the Mighty Mite press video: