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March 28th: Charging Futility and FC Roundup Day 1

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Wayne’s FC appears to be bowing as if to say “Welcome to the Round Up!”

Prior to the beginning of this trip, I planned to have a new battery in my MacBook Pro laptop (currently three years old) and a backup charger (mine has lots of black tape holding it together). But, my planning went completely wrong. First, I ordered a battery off of ebay, only to receive a broken one. So, I sent that back and ordered a second one, which turned out to be an imitation, unlike what was advertised. Since my current battery still lasts about 2 hours, I figured I’d survive the trip with it.

For a back up charger, I planned to bring Ann’s, along with her old Mac Book Pro laptop. But then, her mom bought her a new Mac Book Pro laptop for her birthday. What I didn’t realize is that Apple changed the charger slightly for the new retina displays, meaning her charger doesn’t work with mine.

Despite these obstacles, I figured I could make the charger survive. Well, I couldn’t. Today, of all days, with us running late to get to the FC Roundup, the charger failed me. So, off to the Apple store I went to buy a new charger, which made us later. You gotta love technology. It never fails to go bad at the worst times . . .

Eventually, we made it to the FC Roundup and had a wonderful afternoon relaxing and talking with folks. There’s a bigger turnout than we’d seen from the last two years were were here. Even more people are arriving tomorrow, so it should be great fun. Here’s some photos from today:


This is what it is all about. Hanging out and chatting.


Note the cut down MB grille on the front of the FJ


This newcomer is a beautiful build.


FCs show up in all types of condition.

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Rusty’s Removable FC Fan Shroud

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“Worn Rusty Hubbs” has a removable lower FC Fan shroud to make it easier to work on the engine. He thought folks might like to see some pics. Thanks for taking the time to shoot the photos Rusty!


Here the shroud is attached.


This shows one set of tabs used to attach the shroud.


This shows another set.


This shows the shroud removed from the jeep.


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Undated Photo of Jeep on Pontoon Bridge in New Guinea on eBay

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I’m surprised there’s no date stamp along with the description.

“This Fine Photo features American Jeeps as they pass over a US PONTOON BRIDGE in the New Guinea Jungle during WORLD WAR II, the troops are loaded with military supplies as they advance toward their ALLIES to aid against the fight with the JAPANESE.”

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Cool old Pedal Jeep Ronks, PA $1250

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Cool old pedal jeep. I’m not sure what type. The price seems a bit over the top given the seller can’t identify it either.

“1940′s Willys Jeep Pedal car had lights, horn, folding windshield, adjustable seat. 2 feet wide 4 feet long. really nice shape and rare have never seen another one like this. $1,250″

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1951 M-38 Narvon, PA $19,000

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Mark just posted this M-38 at war

“We used the original frame and running gear and a new reproduction body. This vehicle has a 24 volt electrical system powered by modern alternator and new replacement carburetor on rebuilt engine. The transmission/transfer case has been rebuilt. It has all new brakes, brake lines, wheel bearings and brand new canvas seat cushions. Everything has been rebuilt on this vehicle. Top bows and fittings are included but there is no canvas for the top. This jeep has a PA title. More pictures available upon request.”



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1965 FJ-6A Pinedale, WY $1600


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600.

(03/11/2014) Dezrik has this FJ-6A for sale.

“1965 Jeep FJ-6A, Super rare, Needs Engine & Transmission. (Original Engine F134 mated to Borg Warner Auto) Missing 3 pieces of flat glass but this could make a awesome unique Project. Everything looks to be there except the roof vent. I do not have any of the keys unfortunately. Bought this as a project and was planning on bringing it home to Texas with me but Plans have changed. No Title (Can give you details on obtaining a title or you can try the sheriffs title route) $1600 OBO
Only Trades I’m considering is a FC170. Thank you!
I have plenty more pictures for a serious buyer.”

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March 27th: Joe’s Jeeps

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From left to right Alan, Me and Joe and Joe’s jeeps. Alan also owns a few jeeps, including a Surrey he’s been restoring. He too can blame his father for his Willys sickness.

On Thursday morning we woke up to silence. The room at the Murray was amazingly peaceful. There’s no constant hum of a nearby highway, no air condition humming noisily, just relaxing quiet. For that reason alone we liked our stay in Silver City. But, as all good things must end, we said goodbye and hit the road for a ‘blue highways’ journey through New Mexico and Phoenix.


Before we left Silver City, we wanted to take a couple photos of the former Main Street. You can see the enormity of the damage from a storm that happened in the 1880s. There has been some discussion of filling in the area, but the importance of the event in the town’s history seems to win over any discussions of change.


Former Main Street of Silver City. Now a giant gully that still fills with water during the rainy season.


An example of the tall side walks that help direct the water down the street during heavy rains.


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1959 FC-170 Billings, MT $10,500

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UPDATE: Still Available —’s_fc-170_stake.htm

“Purchased new in 1959, one owner, 60,000 original miles, Inline flathead six cylinder, one repaint, had very little rust repair at time of repaint. Good running and driving truck. Contact by phone only. four 0 six eight 6 one three five 5 7″

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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $3000


This price includes the winch and an overdrive. Seems like a good price.

“Jeep has a chev 283, t90 trans, dana 18 transfer with overdrive, cj dana 30 front axle with powerloc and beefy crossover steering.
cj dana 44 rear with powerloc, 2″ body lift and 2″-3″ spring lift, 33″x12.5×15″ bfg tires, a electric wench, and 2″ wheel spacers.
Vehicle is licensed and ready to go.
I have a lot of work into this rig, could make someone a great jeep.
Could be open to a fair offer.
Tow bar not included.

I also have many parts for the right prices.
Another t90 and transfer with gm adaptor and overdrive. dana 25 front, dana 27 w/powerloc, 2-dana 41 rearends, dana 44 2 piece rearend, set of lift springs, and a 48 frame. Many other cj parts.
Call or text Kevin. 5099617734″

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1942 MB San Mateo, CA $12,000


If you don’t need a perfect restoration, this might be of interest.

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“Up for sale is my 1942 Willys MB Jeep. These WWII Jeeps are gaining in popularity and have become one of the “the must buy” affordable collector vehicles. I picked up this Jeep from the Northern reaches of the Bay Area where it had been parked for years due to a bad valve. Since acquiring the Jeep, I have addressed all the major issues to make this Jeep an extremely reliable cruiser. In fact, I drive it all the time to do local errands and to attend local car shows.

Work done within the last year:
- Engine valve to replace the one that had cracked
- Head gasket
- Head studs
- Original WWII head checked and restored
- Oil pump
- Distributor
- Points
- Plug wires
- Plugs
- Coil
- Cross over tube and intake hose
- Original WWII oil bath serviced
- Oil pan
- Water pump

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Year? CJ-2A Mt. Pleasant, TX $8000


Looks solid.

“Cj2a Willy’s jeep
Restoration includes:
New military tires
All orininal four cylinder engine andthree speed transmission with high an low transfer case have all been gone through and work correctly. Engine runs great.
Body has no rust and had been rhino lined inside cab and underneath cab.
Frame off restoration.
New glass
New rubbers grommets and hardware.
Must see to appreciate!!!
Asking $8000 obo contact 903767five3 four0″

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1951 M-38 Ephrata, Wa $4250


Appears solid.

“Nice old Jeep, powered by a 1959 Chevy 283 V8, hubs, worn overdrive and two gas tanks. Comes with three new tires and three sets of rims. This old guy runs very good, has new brakes and master cylinder has hydraulic clutch that has been rebuilt, slave cylinder is new. Needs a little body work and some paint. Good Washington title.”

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1942 GPW Kalispell, MT $6000


A GPW with some modifications.

“bought this Jeep in a rust pile at the Creston auction in 2005. It has had a complete ground up rebuild. NO BONDO! All rust was cut out and replaced with steel! Only 1000 miles since. This Jeep most likely came off of the Malmstrom AFB and was an early 50s off-roader. When I got it, it had an “F-head” Jeep Hurricane motor and had been converted to Saginaw power steering. I wanted to retain both the military and off-road histories. So… It still has the “F-head” motor and P/S plus I converted it to 12V and added a full range overdrive making it capable of 60-65 MPH at 2000 RPMs and a real pleasure to drive. I tracked down the correct hood numbers and returned it to the original OD Green paint. Between the seats sits a 50mm ammo can that houses 2 10″ subwoofers, tweeters and an Alpine amp that can be connected to your iPod, smart phone, ect (sweet, sweet sound) plus a 12V power point. Must been seen to be appreciated – $6000 or Will consider partial or full trade for a camp trailer/5th wheel trailer”

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1942 GPW New Hampshire $6500


No pics provided. It needs some work.

“1942 GPW 60,000 miles
All original intact survivor
F script front and rear seats
New canvas with new top
All hardware present
Combat rims (5) with 5 new military firestone tires
Correct glass in windshield
Green Sheller steering wheel
Original and new data plates
Data plates match frame
Engine GPW replacement
Will need new valves installed and head gasket
Body good has new gas tank, new gas tank well, correct 1942 gas can.
New front F marked bumper
New fuel pump and carb rebuild kit
Contact for more info and pictures.
Front floor repaired new rear riser
Sides solid by axe and shovel
I have No time to complete
Info on jeep back to 1946 available”