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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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1951 CJ-3A Weaverville, NC $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Body needs work.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/weaverville-1951-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7141730596.html

“1951 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2A 4×4
Hurricane Motor 4 Cylinder
Rebuilt with 1000 Miles
New Carburetor
3 Speed Manual Transmission
Fun Jeep
Clear Title”

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Generator Trailer Carlisle, PA $950

• CATEGORIES: trailer

This includes four combat rims. It’s a little different from the standard jeep trailer.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/for/d/carlisle-military-trailer/7142702836.html

“Military army trailer from the late 40’s. Originally used to haul the generator for a mobile radar system. Trailer is made by Trailmobile-Lapeer. Has 4 Willys Jeep WW2 combat rims. (Red wheel/tire does not go with trailer, I have the 4th combat rim, tire is shot) Has jacks on all 4 corners to level on uneven ground. Trailer is designed to connect in series with other trailers like a train. Would also make a good anti- aircraft battery base! Looking to move this quickly… $950 cash”

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1957 CJ-3B Manning, SC $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s a project.

https://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/cto/d/manning-1957-jeep-willys/7134443022.html

“1957 Jeep Willys–all original– CLEAR SC TITLE.( MAY CONSIDER TRADE) Does not run. Have removed spark plugs and put oil in cylinders and will attempt to free engine (after sitting for several days). KaiserJeep.com offers all parts, even offers a complete body shell. This jeep (as seen in pictures) will need a complete floor, wheel tubs for the rear, and possibly side panels.”

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1953 CJ-3A Project Dewitt, NY $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It looks like there’s plenty of work left on this project.

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/d/syracuse-1953-willys-offroad-project/7140821021.html

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“I’m selling my 1953 Willys CJ3A Project. More than 50% of work done.

Complete all steel bodying excellent condition. Includes windshield frame and tailgate. All rust repaired with high quality panels. Body is in primer. Front fenders still need repair, but they and sound and straight. Rebuilt Jeep Odd Fire Dauntless V6 installed, rebuilt SM420 manual transmission with granny low and Dana 18 transfer case. Has narrowed Dana 44 axels from and rear with Detroit Lockers front and rear and warn front hubs. Spring on custom wrangler leaf springs with a drop shackle. Front Disk breaks and rear drums.

Remaining work to be completed. Front fender repair, roll cage, bumper fabrication (have tube steel), interior, steering, fuel system, cooling system, electrical system, tires and wheels.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Allentown, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/for/d/quakertown-1950-willys/7133395518.html

(01/30/2020)  “Complete frame off restoration (with pictures) about 15 years ago
Winch not hooked up
One of the fender flares is cracked
Have heater but not hooked up
Have soft top
Have back seat
Total head turner. Text is best”

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1952? M-38A1 Bradford, MA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This is listed as a 1952, but it appears to lack the hinged grille present in early M-38a1s.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/haverhill-1952-m38a1-military-jeep/7143148527.html

“1952 M38A1 Military Jeep “Clean Title”
Fantastic contrition tons of work new Tires exhaust. tons of upgrades frame is solid need to look at it to appreciate it. turn key start.
top included…….. Have too many toys one got to go.
12 V frame is solid like I said need to look at it to appreciate it.”

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1948 CJ-2A Foxborough, MA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project.

https://southcoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/foxboro-jeep-cj-1948-cj2a/7136483280.html

“1948 Jeep CJ2A restoration project. Mostly complete and original. Some restoration started. Runs and yard drives. Frame is solid, Tub is rough. Has new floor panels not installed. Has clean Mass. title See pics. $2500 firm.”

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1949 CJ-3A/DJ Baltimore, MD $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A, DJ-5 & DJ-6

Listed as a 1949, this 2WD jeep is probably a DJ-5 with a CJ-3A body on it.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/baltimore-1949-willys-jeep-must-see/7141306361.html

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“1949 Willys Jeep – must see, garaged. Runs and looks great for 71 year old vehicle! Titled as a 1965 for this is when it was released to the public. Has mount for machine gun. Also have soft top. Military plates on dash. Have to see to appreciate. New battery. Also comes with soft top. Windshield also folds down. Come with new exhaust system, which was just installed! $10,500 or best offer. Prefer cash deal but also may entertain trades. What do you have? Please come and inspect, you can drive it home! Looks and runs great.
Also, includes a tow bar that mounts to the front bumper…so drive it home or tow it home!!”

 
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1963 FC-170 Syracuse, NY $1750

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/for/d/jamesville-1963-jeep-fc170/7124511465.html

“1963 Jeep FC170 for sale.
Does not run, however I believe the timing chain has jumped a tooth and haven’t had the time to change it.

The engine is the standard straight 6 226 cu in Super Hurricane paired with the T90 transfer case.
Frame only has surface rust and is solid.
It has the hydraulic system that was used to operate a front mounted plow.”

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1953 CJ-3A Pepperell, MA $3700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3700.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/d/pepperell-1953-cj-3a/7130391200.html

“Complete Willy’s Jeep -titled and ready for full restoration-solid frame and has go devil motor runs great drives and stops body ruff -but have repair tub”

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January 1956 DJ-3A Jeep Dispatcher Introduction

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

The article suggests that the Jeep Dispatcher only came in three models, with one listed as a “basic model with or without a top”. The marketing department must have decided that the single model with or without a top was better off as two models distinct models.

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January 20, 1956, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph

On the same page as the Dispatcher article was an ad for multiple jeep dealers in the Pittsburgh area. The new ad included the DJ-3A with the fiberglass-reinforced hardtop.

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January 20, 1956, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph

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June 1952 Willys Service News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This June 1952 issue of Willys Service News is part service news updates and part ‘how to sell services’. This is one of three that was on eBay recently. The other two will get posted over the next few days.

Included with this Willys News are several supplements places, including 1) Suggestions on maintenance updates for vehicles (there were problems with the Aero car demonstration models not running perfectly, but these tips could apply to jeeps); 2) How to improve steering (again, directed at cars); 3) Passenger car door lock issues.

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1956 Jeep Ads in Time Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These two ads from Time magazine currently on eBay show just how different the company approached advertising in that publication. Unfortunately both are poor quality scans.

This ad was published in the April 02, 1956, issue:

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This ad was published in the June 16, 1956, issue:

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1960 Toledo Made Jeep Vehicles Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Given this brochure includes a Surrey, it was likely printed between 1960-1962. This four-page brochure was auctioned on eBay back in 2015. It lacks a form number; it may have been produced by Kaiser Industries rather than Willys Motors.
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Article Highlights Success of Mahindra Roxors

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: In case you missed it, FCA has won the first round of the FCA vs. Mahindra legal case over the jeep-looking Roxor. The court ruled that Mahindra violated FCAs “Trade Dress”, which isn’t a specific trademark or patent, because the Roxor looks so much like a jeep. Mahindra is currently deciding whether to appeal.

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/jeep-mahindra-roxor-infringement-case-update/

This was the second win against Mahindra. The first win came in January when the International Trade Commission agreed with Jeep’s charge that the company was not contractually barred from suing Mahindra for a Trade Dress violation. This freed Jeep up to pursue the recently won lawsuit.

https://www.autonews.com/blogs/jeep-scores-legal-spat-mahindra-roxor-rolls-detroit

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Originally posted September 29, 2019: This article from the Detroit Free Press highlights the successful introduction of Roxors, to the point that the company can’t keep up with demand. Unfortunately for Jeep, there’s some real branding problems, as I’ve seen countless people on Craigslist advertising these as “jeeps”. Moreover, do a Google search for “Jeep ATV” and Roxors pop up on the results page.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2019/08/31/mahindra-roxor-atv-tractor-jeep-review/2132430001/

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1947 CJ-2A Morrisville, VT Bring-A-Trailer Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Greg from Overland Diesel, which sells Kubota conversion kits for jeeps, shared this modified CJ-2A for sale.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1947-willys-cj2a-10/

“This 1947 Willys CJ2A was acquired by the seller out of Georgia in 2018 and has since been repowered with a Kubota 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-four mated to a three-speed manual gearbox and a two-speed transfer case. The body has been repainted in a desert camouflage scheme, and the truck is lifted over 32″ tires on beadlock wheels. Additional modifications include a roll cage, side steps, power steering, an 8k-pound winch, replacement seats, and more. This CJ2A is offered with a Bestop top and doors, refurbishment photos, and Vermont registration in the seller’s name.”

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