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1946 CJ-2A Mill Valley, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(09/09/2018) It’s a project.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/mill-valley-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a-v6/7154102887.html

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“Clean title 1946 CJ2A with running small block Buick odd-fire V6. Overhauled brakes, new radiator, new alternator, new distributor, new tires and fuel pump. The body has a decent amount of rust and a nice patina but the frame is solid. The steering box recently broke preventing it from driving and still needs replacement but the car still runs well. There is a roll cage included as well as a tow bar which have not been installed. Lastly, the front driveshaft needs to be installed before running 4WD. This would make for a great quarantine project!

Included:
– Willys CJ2A
– Roll cage
– Tow bar
– Front driveshaft and extra rear driveshaft
– New battery (not in pics)

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Fresno, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/19/2020) Needs an engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/171886397507983/

“Great project jeep only thing needed is paint and a motor”

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1956 CJ-6 San Gabriel, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: , .

This appears worth a look. It does need a little work.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/san-gabriel-1956-willys-cj6/7154049344.html

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“Mostly original – 4cyl hurricane engine, 3 spd transmission, front lock/unlock hubs, 6V. Vintage hard top with glass in-tact. Matching spare wheel. Engine bay reasonably clean, engine and drive train needs solid cleaning. Gauges mostly not working, 6 volt, wiring has had a few things added but it is mostly original. Floor boards rough. Tires hold air but are not road-worthy. 26xxx on the ODO but it isn’t working. Needs fuel line cleaning and new gas tank (or have it refurbed). Originally forest green. Bring a trailer or get ready to tow it (2” tow kit installed and goes with vehicle).

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1953 Photo and Article from a Jeep Playday

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Racing

This photo and article appeared in the July 09, 1973, issue of the Longview Daily News. I don’t remember the Road Rebels Jeep Club nor can I remember its insignia. The tow bar on the front suggests this jeep was likely a trail and race jeep, if not also a road jeep. It was common to see the family jeep show up at races into the early 1980s. It doesn’t take too many breakdowns of the family jeep while racing to convince owners to build race-only jeeps.
Clipping from Longview Daily News - Newspapers.com

“A hearty crowd turned out for the Jeep Play Day put on by the Road Rebels Jeep Club this weekend in conjunction with Kelso’s Hilander Summer Festival. The unidentified driver has all four wheels slinging mud, sand and water during his run over the course. Photographer Dave Fox captured the action with a camera setting of f16 at 500th of a second, which is considerably slower than the speed he used to get out of the way.”

Clipping from Longview Daily News - Newspapers.com

 
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Four CJ-5-oriented Questions

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Four CJ-5 Questions for you all:

  1. Anyone know when (month/year or vin) that the CJ-5 switched from the side tank to the rear? I’ve seen dates between mid 1970 through early 1972.
  2. Similarly, when was the PTO draw bar dropped (month/year or vin)?
  3. When did the CJ-5 spare tire mount move from the side to the back (month/year or vin)?
  4. When was JEEP changed to Jeep on the side of the CJ-5 cowl (month/year or vin)? (somewhere on eWillys I’ve answered this question, as I remember doing the research, but now I can’t find it!)
 
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October 1948 Willys Truck Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1948 Willys Truck brochure is dated October 01, 1948, and highlighted the five different models of trucks available for purchase.  These scans were posted to the oldcarmanualprobject.com website by Eddy Jeijer.

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March 1948 “4-Wheel-Drive Power” Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This “4-Wheel-Drive Power” advertisement appeared in the March 1948 issue of the Farm Journal.

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1963? FC-150 Tow Package Mission Viejo, CA $8500

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

This was auctioned in April. Oddly, it’s listed as a 1963.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/554468865230484/

“1963 Jeep Fc 150 tow truck all Original, Engine runs and transmission shifts.”

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1945 MB Azusa, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB

This runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/304606587243964/

“Willys 1945-49 MB as is. Runs great. Motor has been maintained. It’s a work horse.”

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1947 CJ-2A Auburn, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500. It was a former racing jeep owned by Bob and Arlene Brooks, longtime members of the Green River Valley Jeep Club and heavily involved for decades in the PNW4WDA.

Has some mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3166294533426157/

“I have a 1947 willys for sale. It was my fathers jeep I don’t have the time to to work on it and get it running again. It breaks my heart to sell it, but i don’t have the room or time for it right now. My loss your gain.”

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1947? CJ-2A? Arroyo Grande, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

It runs, but needs work. Listed as a 1947, it could be earlier.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3182737025148730/

“Jeep with a 350. Chevy. Runs. Have extra brakes lines and wheel cylinders. Drives but pulls hard has been sitting for two years”

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1973 Suzuki LJ20 Jimmy Grass Valley, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Seller is flexible on price for the right home.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/571254633464206

“If you want a title it’ll be the same price as a whole vehicle. I have this very rare little Suzuki LJ20 Jimny that I bought with big plans, but now need to move on. Engine is a water cooled 360cc 2cyl 2-stroke that is stuck, not sure how bad. 4spd manual trans, 4wd, needs a bit of everything. Practically zero rust but is missing one rear window. Even the original Toshiba headlights from ’73 are intact! Looking for $3000, open to offers Clean title in hand, on non-op Cash offers only, flexible on price to the right home.”

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1943 MB Body Lansdale, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, MB, Parts

Steve spotted this body for sale.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/lansdale-1943-willys-mp-tub-body/7154265530.html

“Original 1943 Willy’s Mp tub/body as is condition, needs restoration
$1000 or best offer”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Guadalupe, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/680446876143214/

“I bought this Jeep in arroyo grande Never did anything with it . Needs a new float in carb. I have too many vehicles. No hurry to sell. Absolutely no trades”

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1946 CJ-2A Reno, NV $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(06/13/2020) Will need some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/268019971066386/

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“Runs and drives great. I drive it at least once a week to buy beer. The good: Engine rebuilt New Clutch New steering (gearbox rebuilt, new tie rod ends, new ball joints) New battery New ignition coil Canvas top New steering wheel The bad: Needs new bell housing (cracked) Brakes are weak, probably needs new drums. Lots of bondo/body filler. Leaks a little oil from engine and transfer case Needs muffler Needs new front driveshaft (works, just loose) Speedometer broken (makes noise and needle snapped) I’m not in a hurry to sell. The longer I keep it the more work I will do, so price will go up. I would consider trading for other off-road toys. M715. Wrangler. Comanche. YJ. TJ. MJ. Let me know what you’ve got!”

 
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Kelly Manufacturing’s 23-Series Tops

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

Sometime in the early 1960s, Kelly Manufacturing altered the design of its angular full and half hardtops. The new tops eliminated some of the horizontal bevels and the flat back design for a slightly more elegant design; but, the tops did retain the angled top-side that was so recognizable (As I don’t have much knowledge on any interior changes, this post will stick to the major exterior differences) (See Kelly’s connection to Beck and Kemco and an early Kelly brochure) (Also see CJ-3B page Beck and Kelly histories)

Interestingly enough, Kelly branded the Flatfender  tops as 23-series, but not the CJ-5 tops. Here’s a 1962 Kelly brochure that highlights a wide variety of the rear-angled design for both the CJ-5 and the flatfenders, along with the model numbers:

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To make the differences more clear, let’s take a look at the early Kelly design (these early hardtops were also marketed by the Berg’s as JeepKing hardtops). Notice the horizontal bevels along the driver’s side rear and on the rear latch. Also note the flat vertical back of the hardtop.

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3D Jeep Puzzle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This tiny 3D Jeep puzzle reminds me of a wooden one I have. This plastic version is currently priced at $39.

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“This JEEP keychain puzzle was made by J&L Randall company in UK in the early 50s. It comes with its original card which has the solution on the back. The card has a punch through or tear top middle and some bending’folds.

The 2 holes punched in the center of the card were used to attach the puzzle onto the card with a rubber band.

The puzzles are all complete, unbroken and in very good to excellent condition with any exceptions clearly specified.”

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BOOK: The Mystery in The Jeep by Ernie Rydberg

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Free-lance writer Ernie Rydberg wrote the Mystery in The Jeep, one of at least eleven books, hundreds of short stories, screen plays, and more over his lifetime (1901-1990). I’ve ordered an inexpensive copy of the book and will report on it when I get a chance.There’s a first edition of the book on eBay for $63.74 and another edition on Amazon for only $19.

According to the synopsis from Goodreads.com, “A pretty librarian helps two high school students, Lefty and Gloria, track down a gang of diabolical confidence men. Their clue is a book, which starts them on the track of illicit real estate deals and other unsavory enterprises.”

Here are two examples of the book cover:

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1950 Sunset Fishing Line and Twine Contest Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

In May of 1950, Fishing Line and Twine sponsored a contest that is described in the Field and Stream ad below . The grand prize consisted of a Willys-Overland Station Wagon, Trailorboat, Harris Trailer, 7 1/2 h.p. Marting outward motor, My Buddy tackle box, Hodgman wader, Montague rod, Ocean City reel, set of Voo Doo Lures, and a spool of Sunset fishing line.

To win the contest, a person simply had to write down their favorite fishing ‘tall tale’ in 150 words or less and send to the Sunset Line and Twine, located in San Francisco. There were 22 weeks of weekly prizes and then the five top prizes.

View all the information on eBay

“1950 Print Ad Sunset Fishing Line Willys Overland Station Wagon Contest”

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BOOK: The Mystery of the Amphibious Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Author Paul Moxham, an Australian writer, has published The Mystery of the Amphibious Jeep on Kindle. At 4.61 stars on Goodreads, it seems to be a popular kids story. Where the referenced ‘jeep’ is a Ford GPA SEEP or a DUKW (or something else), isn’t clear. Given the author’s Australian background and Australian Ben Carlin’s fame, I’m leaning towards it being a GPA.

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According to the synopsis on Goodreads:

“After meeting an American adventurer who is travelling around the world in an amphibious jeep, the Mystery Kids invite him to spend the evening at Rose Cottage. However, the night has barely began when the jeep is stolen by two men.

What do the men plan to do with the jeep? Who are the stowaways? Why does the jeep go round in circles?

Set in 1950’s Britain, this adventure story will suit anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or the Famous Five”

 
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Pat Brady, Dale Evans & NellyBelle Slide on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Thanks to Colin for the corrections

Great photo of Roy Rogers Pat Brady at the helm of NellyBelle with Dale Evans beside him.

View all the information on eBay

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“For sale is this original and vintage slide, Roy Rogers in Nelly Belle Willys Jeep in early 1950’s

The first number in the listing title is the year the slide is from.

Slide Brand: red border Kodachrome from the early 1950’s”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Ethel, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(06/01/2020) Has a Bobcat Fiberglass hood and a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/623686441554841/

“51 willies 3a 4 cly three speed twin stick transfer . Tilt chev colum power steering . Everything works good . Radial swampers with new black wheels”

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1952 CJ-3A Milton-Freewater, OR $5200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Could be worth a look.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/milton-freewater-52-willys-jeep/7154079554.html

“She is 68 years old mostly stock but very fun rig hate to sell it but too many other toys. Has upgraded Buick V-6 out of newer Jeep. Lincoln locker in the rear end. Stock transfer case and 3 speed. Runs great smokes a little and drips a little but has been super fun and made many Jubilee Runs. 35 x 12.5 tires are 95% tread. New front seats.”

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1947 CJ-2A Meridian (or Moore), ID $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The jeep is located in Moore, but the listing is for Merdian, Idaho. There are two trucks and a CJ-5 also shown in pics included in the ad, but I there is no information about them.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4088049491236078/

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“1947 JEEEP WILLYS READ ALL 7500. OR BEST OFFER TRADESOFT TOP / HARD TOP, IN GREAT CONDITIONWITH GREAT INTERIOR ( NEW SEATS ) , NEW GAS TANK,HAS LOTS OF EXTRAS AND A SNOW PLOW THAT YOU CAN PUT BACK ON IT. WINCH IN NOT WORKING . RAN AND DROVE GREATWHEN I PARKED IT 3 YEARS AGO. AT OUR RANCH IN MOORE, ID.”

 
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1961 Traveller? Wagon Edgewood, WA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

The seller listed this as a 1961, but then in the description as a 1963. Looks like a possible Traveller to me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1057130141326344/

“63 Willys wagon, ex forest service
‘64 Buick nailhead, T18, updated rear end, tilt steering wheel, power steering, runs and drives See Less”

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