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RLT Development’s Husky R.V. Jeep Kit

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unique Jeeps, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE III: Robert’s RLT Husky

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UPDATE II:  Ray sent some pics of a Husky he built in 1992. (Also, if you are in the UK, I know of a Husky kit jeep for sale in Jersey)

Ray built this RLT Husky R.V. atop a Ford Escort MK2 chassis. It took Ray 2 years to build his rig. He combined the kit with original parts. As you can see, it is one of the more authentic looking Husky-jeeps built from the kit. Ray sold his RLT Husky in 1995.

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Originally posted August of 2013:

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Sometimes called the Husky R.V. or the R.L.T. Husky, this Jeep Kit was sold out of the UK and used atop a Ford Taurus or Ford Escort Mark IV (and other cars?). It was available for an unknown period during the 1980s and 1990s.

“R.V. – Rugged and Versatile aptly describes these tough, reliable and inexpensive all-weather vehicles. The unique exterior MDF body combines great strength with structural rigidity and will not rust, crack, craze or splinter, yet is easy to repair.

The sturdy steel chassis, with substantial (de)fenders front & rear, is built for long life, stability and to cope with rugged conditions. Seating can vary from 2 fronts with a rear load space, which can be fitted with forward, rearward or inward facing rear seats, accessed via a ‘walk-thru’ from the front can be accommodated by simple modification to the cutting and assembly process, or the rear zip up rear hood window, with or without the optional opening tailgate

Fold-flat windscreen. Ford front engine/RWD ensures safe predictable handling, amazing traction and reliable mechanics. Nimble as an Escort, the HUSKY turns tighter than a London Taxi and yet provides a comfortable ride even over rough terrain. Safety options include a hefty Roll Bar, front Nudge Bar and chassis mounted Side Impact bars/steps”

Some pictures:

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IMAGE LINKS:  Use these links to see the above large res images herehere, here, and here.

http://www.locust.org.uk/about/brochures/wrv/page2.html

 
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1956 Report on the 6th Annual Jeep Trip to Lake Tahoe

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The July 19, 1956, issue of the Auburn Journal reported on the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual jeep trip to Lake Tahoe.

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FC-Ads From Canada on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here are some Canadian FC ads on eBay. One describes a contest in 1957.

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“1950’S WILLYS JEEP FC-150 PRINT ADS (3). Good to fair condition. One of the ads is a 1957 full page ad measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. The other two are half page ads.”

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Jeep-Branded Can of SAE 90 Lubricant on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Here’s something unusual.

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“Vintage Jeep Willys Kaiser CJ2A CJ3A CJ5 Jeepster Wagon Pickup lubricant can NOS”

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Interesting Sign w/ Photo of Wrecked Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This cautionary sign about speed was placed atop this wrecked jeep.

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“Original WW2 photo (3.3 x 2.25 inches), slightly curled from age. No writing on the back. The sign reads “Here lies the body of G.I. Joe – He broke his neck while on the go – His nickname was ‘Speedy’ his last name Burney – He’s had it, brothers – His Sentimental Journey”.”

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1961 Truck w/ Dump Bed Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

I can imagine the seller put time and money into this rig.

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“1961 Willys Jeep Pickup truck. Restoration began with a near perfect rust free vehicle. Project was finished more than 20 years ago. Only 11,784 miles were ever put on the truck. And that was occasional driving for the first 3 years. Mostly to and from cars shows, truck shows, and parades. Then it went into storage for a few years. And for the last several years, it’s been parked under a shed. Time for a new owner.

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Year? CJ-3A? Ione, WA $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Listed as a 1942, this may be a CJ-3A.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/ione-1942-willys-jeep/7202432346.html

“Very good condition with original engine. Has electric fuel pump and fuel reduction unit. New brakes. Needs new soft top (I have the old one). Has a tow bar.”

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1952 CJ-3A Wichita, KS $14,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This militarized CJ-3A looks in good shape.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/wichita-1952-willys-cj3a-jeep-mb/7185292031.html
“The CJ3a has extra leg room and belly room, so it is much more comfortable to drive!

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Up for sale is a 1952 Willys CJ3A serial #31961 that is finished as an MB style WWII Army military Jeep. This jeep is ready to be driven and can be enjoyed today. It is great in parades, errands, and road trips. . You get lots of looks and high fives. This is a Fun Jeep! I take good sound jeeps, fix and upgrade where it needs it, and finish them to military. This Willys is street legal and safe with clear Kansas title, left and right blinkers, tail lights, headlights, olive drab seat belts, and brake lights. The blinkers and seat belts have been added to increase the safety of the vehicle, especially when driving the grandkids around.

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1953 Jeep Buggy Fort Lauderdale, FL eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: , .

This buggy has a feature I’ve not see previously. The shifter knob is a tow ball.

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“jeep willys 1953 . Condition is Used.”

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CJ-2A & MB Projects/parts Kent Island, MD Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

No pics provided. P# is in text of ad.

https://easternshore.craigslist.org/pts/d/chester-willys-overland-mb-and-cj2/7183492888.html

“Multiple project frames, body, engines, transmissions, axles, wheels, miscellaneous parts for MB and CJ2.Make me an offer on individual bits or come haul it all away. My interests have moved on. Would like to part with these hard to come by original components to clear out shop space and clutter, did I mention MAKE ME AN OFFER! All will be considered.”

 
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Hobart Welder Hudson, FL $550

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This was last run about 6 years ago.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/tls/d/hudson-hobart-welderwillies-motor/7164267834.html

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“This welder has a willie motor in it and a engine for parts also comes with this purchase. It is model GPB-261. It was last run about 6 years ago but it still turns and has been kept inside.You could use this motor in your Jeep.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Coeur d’Alene, ID $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2020) This 1948 includes a cowl drain like the CJ-3As. This might be a very late 2A. Passenger floor patched?

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/coeur-alene-1948-cj2a-willys-jeep/7203732869.html

“Very nice original 1948 Willys Jeep . CJ2A . Original running gear in good condition , starts right up , no leaks or oil burning . Have replaced a few things over the years , starter , generator, master cylinder. Everything works , brakes and shifts well . No body rot or cancer , good glass , top and doors . This is a two owner Jeep with current owner having owned it for over 40 years . You probably won’t see another one like this for this price .”
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1974 CJ-6 Salt Springs, FL $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Still a few things left to be finished on this rebuild.

https://ocala.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-mc-coy-1974-jeep-cj6/7192272679.html

“1974 CJ6. Chevy 350 built motor with Holly fuel injection. Motor and 700r transmission are fresh. On 35s with a 4” lift. Rhino liner exterior. It is a 95% completed, off-frame restoration that I’ve lost interest in. Will be an every day driver with a windshield, a little brake work, steering linkage and a rollbar. Also have a 304 on an engine stand and three 3-speed transmissions with transfer case if you want it back to stock. $12,000 for everything. No trades. Clear title in hand.”

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1951 M-38 Schluersburg, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/29/2020) Runs and drives.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/defiance-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7193626407.html

“1951 Willys Jeep, Runs like a top, Converted to 12V, Electric fuel pump, Tires like new.”

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1952 CJ-3A Kendall, FL $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This interesting build may have damage and bondo on the passenger rear quarter panel (see last pic). No description provided.

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/atq/d/miami-jeep-willies-1952/7196996426.html

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Year? M-38 Willow Springs, MC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** “Was $1000.

Not sure how much value is here, but seems to have a variety of original (rusty) parts.

“M38 military jeep for parts.”

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1948 CJ-2A Garden Prairie, IL $5600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/16/2020) I don’t recognize the half top.

https://rockford.craigslist.org/pts/d/garden-prairie-jeep-1948-willys-cj2a/7190343879.html

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“1948 Willy’s cj2a
rebuilt flat head 4 cyl
3 speed manual trans.
Correct 12 volt conversion.
All lights, signals, guages work.
4×4 works.
Runs and drives good.
58 mph top speed. 538 gears from factory.
Newer clutch, brakes, tires.
Rare heater.
Aftermarket Hardtop and doors(with windows)
NOT a SHOW CAR. However it is a fun reliable toy from 1948…”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Shawno, WI $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/04/2020) No pics provided.

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/atq/d/shawano-1947-willys-cj2a/7188752980.html

“Willys Cj2a. New wire harness, gauges, seats and the list goes on. Have receipts. Runs great. Stops as it should. Fun to drive. Lots of waves from passer bys. $11,000. Will trade for ice castle, car, truck, side by side, boat, jet ski. Let me know what you have. No motorcycle”

 
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July 19, 1945, Press Release A

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This press release was part of a package of press releases and photos from eBay. It’s appears to be a press kit of some kind. There are four press releases total, each varying in size. This 14-page version A is the largest.

What is “pulling stone boat”? Apparently, the post-war jeep could do that better than the war-jeep (page A-6).

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1953 CJ-3B Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This first CJ-3B focused ad was published in the April 09, 1953, issue of the Barre Daily Times out of Barre, Vermont. It demonstrated how the Universal ‘Jeep’ “Pays its way Fast!”. It was paid for by Vermont-Willys, INC.

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April 09, 1953, in the Barre Daily Times out of Barre, Vermont.

This next ad appeared two weeks later in the April 21, 1953, issue of the Sentinel out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It was sponsored by the William Peiper Garage.

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Motor Trend’s Short History of the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury shared this recent article from Motor Trend o the history of the jeep. The author does a pretty good job with it.

https://www.motortrend.com/news/1944-willys-mb-jeep-review-americas-real-sports-car/amp/

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1949 Jeepster Taylor, MI $9950

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9950.

(09/04/2020) Looks like a fun ride.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/d/taylor-1949-willies-jeepster/7197818464.html

“1949 Jeepster 2dr Cabriolet, very good condition, 302 V8, C4 Trans, Mustang II front suspension, Rack & Pinion Pwr Strg. Newer tires, Good brakes, Runs Great lots of power. Full top and Lexan side curtains keeps it dry in the rain. Good wipers and Heater.”

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1962? Sedan Delivery Luka, IL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Racing, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This was a drag jeep that’s been made street legal. I’m not sure why it is listed as a 1962.

https://mattoon.craigslist.org/cto/d/iuka-1962-willys-panel-wagon-rat-rod/7198842555.html

“For sale is a very nice and fun to drive 1962 Willys Panel Wagon. spent most of its life as a drag car on the Coles County Dragstrip before being returned to the street. Very strait body, no rust or dents. Very reliable, I have driven it to the NSRA Nationals event in Louisville KY the last 2 years. No problem running 70+ mph down the interstate. It has a .030 over 350 crate motor, 400 turbo tranny, 9″ ford rearend, power steering. Always gets a lot of attention and you wont see another one like it at the car show. Trades considered”

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1951 CJ-3A Lake Tenkiller, OK $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Also listed under Vian, OK.

(09/09/2017) Has a drivetrain update.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/snw/d/cookson-51-willy/7174598389.html

“51 willys with V-6 and auto transmission. Power steering. Great little jeep. Canvas top also. Tandem trailer can also be purchased.”

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1941 MB Slat Grille Aurora, OH $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Tom shared this early Slat MB.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/for/d/east-aurora-1941-willys-mb-army-jeep/7202962605.html
“1941 Willys MB Army Jeep / Runs Good / No Rust / Rare Early ’41 with the Slat Grille”

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