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1952 CJ-3A Mercer Island, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1952_cj3a_mercerislandThis jeep sports a fiberglass body.

“Had Frame Off Resto in 2006. Nice fiberglass tub painted with bed liner. Ford 302, runs great! Has power steering. Led tail lights. Drives well and more importantly has brakes! Newer 31 pro comps. Have t18 that goes with. Just looking to get a new toy. Cash talks! No money orders wanted! No shipping.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/1123114495.html

 
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1958 FC-150 Quakertown, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1958_fc150_quakertownUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It runs and drives, but needs some restoration.

“you are bidding on a 1958 jeep willys pick up truck forward fc-150 controll four wheel drive tag number 65548 / 18336  barn find has been stored since 1983 previous owner had it running 1 year ago after putting some money into it his back went out and he closed the barn up , i will put a fresh battery in it and start it up and update the listing this is a running jeep , this willys started out in life in the fire dept. to bring stuff to the scenes ,”

 
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1952 CJ-3A McCall, Id (Back on eBay)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1952_cj3a_mccall1Update:  Well, not so fast.  I thought this was sold on eBay, but the deal must have fallen through.  Now it’s back on eBay.

This appeared to sell on ebay for $9100 last month.  The seller was asking $7500 on craigslist.

Restored CJ-3A with a few upgrades plus a Bantam trailer.

“1952 CJ2A & bantam jeep trailer. completly gone thru in 2004 jeep & trailer/new paint/new seats/new aluminum rims&tires/12 volts/also has back seat & 10″ x 2″ brakes. jeep & trailer both match in color/tires & rims.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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Sand Jeep Odgen, Ut Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

sandjeep_odgenThis ad expired Jan 09, 2009, but I suspect this jeep (aka Wild Oats) may still be available (I only saw it for the first time today).  I haven’t seen many of these in Utah.

“SAND DRAG JEEP 1946 Ford CJ2 Jeep. Built frame up.4×4*small block chev* B&M blower* alu. heads* 12,000.00 invested in eng* lenco 3speed air shift trans* Center line wheels* paddle tires* Fiberglass body* black exterior* black interior* lots of chrome & some gold anadized parts*”

http://www.jeep-classifieds.com/32160_jeep-ad.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A South Park, Ca $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_southparkThis is an interesting jeep with a variety of upgrades, including a ’45 (MB?) body on a 70’s CJ frame and running gear.  Someone knew what they were doing.  Given the upgrades, this price would be hard to beat if you had to built it yourself.  I hadn’t heard of the Hyrdrovac brake system.

“Custom 1951 CJ. Stretched 45 body on a 70’s CJ5 frame. 4 speed with granny low.
Dual stick transfer case with 2 wheel low option.  Ford 300 in-line 6. Dana 30 front axle with disc brakes. Dana 44 rear – full floating with locking hubs for flat towing. 33″ tire with like new tread. 8000# Warn winch. power brakes – hydrovac system. Brakes continue to work when the engine stalls. Much better set-up than standard power brakes. Tool boxes built into rear fenders (hidden & stock) …. Text or call 619-813-2600 or Email fatboy@sdccu.net”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1119446791.html

 
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1943 MB Santa Maria, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

1943_mb_santamariaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000

“1943 Willys MB Jeep for sale. Partially restored, has currently rebuilt F head later model 4 cylinder engine, over sized brakes. Non-stock wheels and tires. New canvas, seat and top.”

 
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Brief History of the CA4WDC

• CATEGORIES: News, Website

Here’s an article from the BlueRibbon Coalitions’s sharetrails.org website.  The California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC) is celebrating its 50th anniversery.

Here’s an excerpt:

1959 was a momentous and pivotal year. Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba. Alaska was admitted to the Union as a U.S. state (with Hawaii soon to follow). Rock’N’Roll was heating up the airwaves, and the California Association of Jeep Clubs was formed in April in Tulare, California.

Steve Morris, a member of the Sacramento Jeepers, was elected as the first president of the Jeep Association, an organization that would retain that name until 1962, when it officially became the California Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs.

Read the rest of the story here

 
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1947? CJ-3B Lancaster, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1947_cj3b_lancasterUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

“1947 jeep for sale 1200.00, obo. this jeep has all the parts, the motor, transmission, transfer case and a extra frame for parts. it will require you to put it all together. i would love to but have to move”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Eldorado Hills, Ca $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  It seems I put the wrong link into this Ad.  Now, I can’t find the link.  I suspect this has sold already.  I’ll keep a watch for it again.

Here’s a pretty CJ-3B.  Lots of big pictures and detailed information on new parts included in the Ad.

“1953 WILLY’S JEEP COMPLETE RESTORATION $18,000 IN RECEIPTS 30+ PICTURES UP FOR SALE IS A BEAUTIFUL 1953 WILLY’S JEEP.  THIS BEAUTY HAS UNDERGONE A HUGE RESTORATION!  IT WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED TO GO HUNTING IN AND TO ENJOY! BUT NOW IT’S TOO NICE TO TAKE OUT ON IN THE BACK COUNTRY. I DO NOT GET TO DRIVE IT AS MUCH AS I LIKE SO I HAVE DECIDED TO SELL IT.”

1953_cj3b_eldoradohills

 
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1953 CJ-3B Sublimity, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_sublimityUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9995

“Very cool 1953 Willys High hood Jeep!!!! Jeep is in great condition, runs and drives great!! Call for more info or stop by and check it out. VIN# 453GB237401”

 
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1961 CJ-3B Tyler, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1962_cj3b_easttexasUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

This appears to be a great price on a nice looking CJ-3B.

“For sale: 1962 4WD Willys Jeep CJ2. Good condition, runs great, looks great as you will see in the pictures. Jeep has transportation tow bar in the front and trailer hitch. New starter, and new tires. Please email me if you have any questions. This is a nice, clean vehicle and has been protected from the weather. Serious offers only. Vehicle is located in the Tyler area.”

 
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1951 M-38 Cassville, Wi $1600

• CATEGORIES: M-38

1951_m38_cassvilleThis is a very good price on a running M-38.  Is that the driver-side step hanging off the body?

“Cheaper than a 4 wheeler and alot more fun! Engine rebuilt, brakes good
608-792-6930”

http://madison.craigslist.org/cto/1119458051.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Napa, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_napaUPDATE:  SOLD for $2800

It appears the gauges and steering column have been updated.  It appears in reasonable shape.

“Willys Jeep 1946 CJ2A with V6 Buick engine and new top and battery. Good 31 in. BF Goodrich tires with spare. T-90 Tranny. Good front seats. This Jeep is fun!! Runs! Go 4 wheelin’!! Full roll cage.  Cash only. No checks. No shipping. No trading. Vehicle located in Napa.”

 
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1960 CJ-3B Menominee, Mi eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1960_cj3b_menomineeThis CJ-3B has some unusual upgrades.  I haven’t seen a roll cage quite like this one; and, I’m not sure about having the tubing, unpadded, right behind the driver and passenger.  It’s worth a review.

“1960 willys cj3b, vin 5734860874, about 400 road miles since built, original frame “solid no rust” boxed. cj-5 running gear, front is a dana 25 or 20 completely rebuilt including brakes, rear is a dana 44 same as above, motor is a mid 70’s Buick odd fire 235 v6 it is completely rebuilt from the crank to the heads mostly stock rebuild by a professional ….”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1954 CJ-3B Parts Jeep New Milford, Ct **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1954_cj3b_newmilfordUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

It’s a parts jeep.

“1954 jeep willys cj3B , good for parts or project, body completly rotted except high hood and grill, drivetrain complete ,axles, transfer case motor etc, good frame ,comes with 4 way hydraulic plow and blade ,would make excellent candidate for body swap , last owner owned jeep for over 40 years, motor was previously rebuilt from last owner, Motor ran when parked ”

 

 
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1956 DJ-3A Chandler, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

1956_dj3a_chandlerUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

“Willy’s jeep, body straight, 3 speed manual tranny, no motor, 4 wheel drive, new tires, roll cage, lock out hubs, clear title, tow bar, all instruments work, $1200 obo.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Houston, Tx $3750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_houston3This jeep sports some classic old tires that look like they still have some decent tread on them.  I had a set back in ’84 like that set.

“1948 Willys Jeep would make a great hunting vehicle or just a fun 4×4 to take mudding. Runs strong and fun to drive. It has a new battery & new gas tank. New Master Cylinder. For more information or to set up an appointment call 832-257-8904. $3,750 Thank you & have a great holiday!”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1117605824.html

 
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1956 CJ-5 Williams, Co $2100 (Overdrive)

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

1956_cj5_williamsThis might be a pretty good price considering it includes an overdrive and a nice looking roll cage.

“1956 Willy’s Jeep updated Ford 4 cyl engine, 3 speed transmision, High/ low 4×4 teransfer case, with overdrive. brand new tires. Fun off roader”

http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/1117343609.html

 
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1954 CJ-3B Hayward, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1954_cj3b_haywardUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

Does the windshield looks like it’s tilted back a little far or is it my imagination?

“1954 flat fender high hood CJ3B Willys Jeep 4×4 $5000 OBO.  It has a 350 5.0 engine out of a 1991 Chevy 1500 truck mated with a 4 speed saginaw transmission, transmission has over drive and 4wd w/high and low, 33″ Mud Rover tires plus some parts and accessories.  Runs great and it looks pretty good too (see pics) …”

 
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No updates this evening

• CATEGORIES: News

I’m busy on a project this evening (family history).  I’ll do an update around 2pm MST tomorrow.

Thanks — Dave

 
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The Evolution of Water Fording

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

One of the more interesting early modifications for water fording is visible  in the picture below.  Note how the jeep facing the reader has the exhaust vented out the front of the grill with the muffler laying parrallel to the grille.  I can’t say I’d ever seen that before.

The CJ-3A.info page notes: “The recommended maximum fording depth of an unmodified jeep was 21 inches. That is about the height of the fuel pump and transfer case vents. Any deeper and things would start to fill up with water. Even at this relatively shallow depth the Technical Manual (2) advised that the generator brace should be “pulled up to release tension on the fan belt and stop the fan from throwing water over the engine”. That would be important in order to keep water off the ignition system. During a combat landing the 21″ maximum fording depth was not adequate.”

Read more about the Evolution of Water Fording here

 
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Follow-Up Comments to Posts are Now Emailed

• CATEGORIES: News

When readers comment on a post, I always get a copy of the comment emailed to me.  I had thought that readers who post a comment also received an email anytime there is a followup comment to a post.

Well, it turns out I was wrong about this feature (thanks to Robert for making me aware of the issue). So, I did some research and found a plugin for wordpress that solves the problem.

Now, if you post a comment related to a post, you’ll be sent an email anytime someone posts a follow up comment.  This should help mightly with cross reader communication on posts.

Thanks, Dave

 
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1946 CJ-2A Chittenango, NY $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_chittenangoI can’t tell if this is an early ’46 or not. Only one pic provided.

“1946 Willys Jeep. Newer motor and charging system. New top and seats. Ready to show or drive. Needs nothing! $3,900.00 Firm. Contact Herb at 315-687-9805.”

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/1112691046.html

 
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1952(?) CJ-3B New Bedford, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1952_cj3b_newbedfordUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

“I have a 52 wills cj-3b high hood. I had the jeep running about a year ago when i got it since then the starter stoped working so at this time does not run. The frame axles and engine are all in good cond its a good solid base to start a resto on. The body as you would expect is in rough shape but the frame looks good. all the running gear is there and it would make a great project.”

 
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Year? DJ-3A Russian River, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

year_dj3a_russianriverUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

This might have some possibilities.

“DJ 3A delivery jeep. Was originally 2 wheel drive but converted to 4×4. Have original running gear. Runs but needs seats. Body in very good condition. $1,200.00 O.B.O.”