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June 1949 Southern Utah – Glen Canyon Trip

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

These two photos from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Digital Archives includes these two photos from a June 1949 trip though Southeastern Utah, specifically the Glen Canyon area. It’s unclear who these folks were or whether this was an official survey party or just an jeep adventure.

 
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1957 French-Canadian FC-150 Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in a July 1957 magazine, but don’t which one. As Vernon noted about this ad, the ad below also shows a truck with a stake bed extension. Any ever seen that option?

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February 1945 Ireland Denies Jeep Trademark

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

On February 11, 1945, the Pittsburgh Press shared the news that Ireland had ruled that the word Jeep could not be trademarked there. There were two reasons for that decision: 1) the word had not been stamped on the vehicle(s) and 2) the term ‘Jeep’ had fallen into public domain as a result of usage.

Both concerns seem valid. Even today, there’s confusion around the brand in terms of Willys vs. Jeep. However, one could argue that both issues were the result of Willys-Overland’s effort to win a war, thus the company sacrificed normal naming (in terms of vehicle models), advertising, and trademarking issues. So, why should they be penalized?

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1957 FC-170 Plymouth, MA $39,950 (eBay)

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this beautiful FC-170 for sale on eBay via AutoEvolution.

View all the information on eBay

“This is a 1 owner truck and considered brand new, never been registered or titled til summer 2020
A Mississippi Truck its entire life, used on a farm and around town.
52,000 Original Miles
Undergone a complete frame off restoration
Hurricane 6 Cyl motor with less than 20 miles on rebuild
3 speed transmission with 2 speed transfer case
Original Radio and Fan as were the only options for that year.
No rust
New Paint in original color scheme and new upholstery on interior.
Truck looks Brand New!
Runs and Drives Beautifully!!”

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1953 CJ-3A Chico, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/01/2021) Only the one pic provided. It looks like the drain hole has been filled.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/774769846460272

“1953 willys jeep. Runs great. Brakes and axle have been gone threw. V6 Buick”

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1946 CJ-2A Charlotte, NC $16,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Appears solid.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/ctd/d/statesville-1946-jeep-cj2a-willys/7272921848.html

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“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A

MECHANICAL:
-Factory 4 cylinder engine.
-3 speed manual transmission.
-Original 6 volt system.

INTERIOR:
-Front bucket seats.
-Rear Bench seat.
-Uncut dash.

EXTERIOR:
-Rare folding split windshield.
-Powder coated factory steel wheels and full size spare.
-Custom center console and storage boxes.
-Jerry can and rear mounted flare box.

 
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1953 Wagon Mt Vernon, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Unclear if it runs or not, but looks like it may.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/722581471955163

“Restoration project I never got around to doing. This is a 1953 Willys wagon Original 226 in line 6 3 speed with overdrive, new wiring harness included to convert it over to a 12 V, Electronic ignition, Comes with two extra spare doors, a grill and a top.”

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2 M-38A1 Frames Clovis, CA $400/each or $700/both

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Mike spotted these frames for sale.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/grd/d/sanger-jeep-frames-m38a1-military/7275442311.html

“Here are two military army 4×4 M38A1 jeep frames.
Both still have the machine gun mount attached.
$400 each choice or $700 for both.
I also have Willys MB and Ford GPW frames”

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1950 Jeepster Monticello, IL $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

It’s a project.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/d/monticello-1950-willys-jeepster-overland/7275114097.html

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“Up for sale is a 1950 Willys Jeepster Overland, This vehicle has very good bones and would make an excellent restoration project. Body is solid although quarter panel on driver side has some rust..As you can see in pictures the top has a good frame and the seats are all there but will need reupholstered.. The original engine has been replaced with a 455CI, 4BBL four speed with power steering and the steering column as well. Some of the body paint is peeling but the metal is really in great shape.Under carriage is also very solid. Also along with this we have a number of extra parts including hoods, vent windows, two more top frames and many other items. The asking price is $5500 for everything”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Eveleth, MI $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/pts/d/eveleth-1949-jeep-cj-3a-parts-or-will/7273514866.html

“1st thing look up the zip code so you know where the item is located. If your not willing to come and get it or have someone haul it then please do not bother to proceed any farther. I can haul it but 1/2 down before moving and 1/2 down of haul fee.

From best i can find this is around a 1949 CJ-3, the motor, a overhead valve cylinder engine, we put in years ago but then just forgot about working on it. The tub is loose, the fender is off, one is missing. What you see in the pics is what you get, it is a project without a title. The jeep has the vin tag on the tub but is hard to read.”

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1953 CJ-3B Seminole, FL $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

The body looks patched.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/largo-1953-willys-cj3b-jeep/7264043920.html

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“6000 obo
Strong motor and trans.
All new flooring.
New spark plugs
New water pump
New fuel gauge with hose
New breaks and brake lines
New floor braces
I have all new gauges as well as parts for completion
4×4 works great
Original hurricane motor
Primed for paint
Little to no rust”

 
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Fiberglass Drag Jeep Bodies Monticello, IL $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/26/2020) There’s a company out of Illinois selling drag ‘jeep’ fiberglass bodies called Dunn & Gone Racing, Inc. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/184108659/RAMROD-JEEP-BODIES.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=32&from=search#6

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“The newset addition to our high quality fiberglass family
—RAMROD—
Each body is hand laid with the best resins and glass available
Specs
overall length 143 inches
cage opening width 30 ½ inches
rear width 63 inches
front width 52 inches
Basic wheel base from rear center to front center 96 inches
untrimed rear wheel well opening 34 inches, trimmed 39 inches
no body work required, just wetsand and paint!!!!
1800.00 in stock and available NOW
Thanks
JD
Dunn and Gone Racing Inc.
Located in Monticello Illinois”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Kutztown, PA $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/pts/d/kutztown-1946-cj2a-project/7268032857.html

“I have two 1946 Jeep CJ2As for sale. The one with the hard top has a tub that’s still in one piece. You might be able to fix this tub too. The fenders on that one are fairly nice. The other one’s tub is shot. Both Jeeps still have their original motors/transmissions, etc. (L134, T90, Dana 18) The drivelines are both complete. I did not check if the motors turned over. Frames are both in good shape. Perfect for parts for a build or to put these two together to make a CJ2A”

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1943 MB Redding, CA $3155

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/16/2020) Looks like a rolling chassis. No title. No engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/847437039159050

“1943 Willys Jeep. No engine. Comes with some extra parts. It has not been registered in decades and the title is missing. A project I just can’t find the time to do. Could be a fun for someone who has more time than I”

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Year? CJ-2A Haines City, FL Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/28/2020) Doesn’t appear to be much value here.

https://lakeland.craigslist.org/atq/d/haines-city-green-willys-jeep/7273663755.html

“Collectible piece won’t go any lower then $2500
Everything picured included ,
Original inline 4 cyl. Flathead
Original manual transmission
As is,and will be sold with bill of sale only”

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1997 Honda + Wrangler Oxford, ME $100

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Looks like this project didn’t quite work out. At least it is priced reasonably. It even runs and drives? The tailgate might be worth the price (but probably not the hassle)?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609467243052187/

“100. 0BO This is a honda civic with a jeep wrangler body. the body is welded onto the civic uniboby with the rear fenders and floor pan done by the previous owner. All I did was put a second seat into it. Use it as a woods rig or whatever. Open to offers or trades let me know what you got.NEED GONE … Does still run and drive. Has no exhaust or exhaust manifold!!! 100obo”

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March 1950 Dealer’s Day Booklet

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

As best as I can tell, this booklet was part of a Willys-Overland Motors Dealer Day presentation on March 30, 1950. This particular booklet came out of Canada, so I am not positive whether this was a Canadian event or a Brand-wide (US, Canada, and other?) celebration.

At 5″ x 7″ the booklet is smaller than I thought it would be.
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1949 Trip Down Africa in a Jeep

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

On December 06, 1949, New York Artist and former Gallery owner Elenore Lust drove her WWII jeep  into Capetown, completing a 13,000 mile trek from France to South Africa. Their trek took them across ten countries. During one long stretch in the Sahara Desert she and her husband Paul Koston, who didn’t know how to drive, had to spread wire mesh on the sand, drive atop it, then roll it up, move it to the front of the jeep, then drive forward again, a process they repeated many times.

Unfortunately, I could not locate a photo of her and her jeep, but I was able to find a photo and an obit, which shared that after teaching art in South Africa, she returned to the US and began teaching art in Pennsylvania up until her death.

This article from the December 07, 1949, issue of New York’s Daily News provides some details about the trip.

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Here’s the only photo of Elenore I could find. It was printed in the June 08, 1988, issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

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Her obituary was published in the April 24, 1997, issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

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IH Scout Toy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

Brian shared this post from the AACA site that shared information about an IH Scout toy, a dealer promo that was given away or sold. I’ve never seen that toy, but I was also never around Scouts much either.

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There’s one of these on eBay, with the box. It’s pricey, but cheaper than a similar quality Al-Toy would be.

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“TRUE VINTAGE WITH MINOR AGED CHARACTERISTICS PLEASE SEE PICS FOR HIGH DETAILS
DISPLAYS WONDERFUL AGED PATINA WITH BOX!! STORED WELL AND SHOWS GREAT
BOX IS IN FAIR CONDITION CONSIDERING AGE, DOES HAVE SOME MINOR TEARS AND IS MISSING A FLAP”

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1955 French-Canadian Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada

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

This ad appeared in a 1955 magazine, but I can’t say for sure which one. This mostly shows the CJ-5 busily at work, though a 3B and the truck make an appearance.

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1951 CJ-3A Scituate, MA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Better pics of the CJ-3A. Now the price is $11,000. It looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/697673277576510

“Selling off a bunch of extra equipment. I’ll be servicing and making any necessary repairs. Let me know if you guys are interested in anything…
1951 Willys Jeep – $10,000

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1945 MB Albany, NY $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has an MB body with some CJ parts. It has a rare set of Hub Lok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/806451573247465/

“1945 jeep solid and clean. Fresh paint and new battery”

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1951 Wagon Colbert, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Runs and has a PTO winch. It sounds like the seller must sell.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/417439619545763/

“1951 Willys 4×4 · Wagon · Picked this up on a whim ! Can’t afford a divorce! It must go! Really nice runs excellent, pto winch , great tires , amazing interior, minimal rust. 6500$”

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1946 CJ-2A Folsom, CA $4495

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Either the bumper has been replaced or the frame has.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1122401658209890/

“1946 Jeep Willys · Other_body_style · Driven 43,000 miles Willys project. Comes with $500 in new parts, misc parts and a tow bar. Message me if you are interested and I can tell you more about it.”

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Rear PTO Gearbox Perris, CA $450

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Seems in reasonable shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1163677844067505/

“Used rear mount farm Jeep pto gear box, good used condition”

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