“Red with roll bar and extra parts
Tow bar and newer tires
“Red with roll bar and extra parts
Tow bar and newer tires
This is a two-day report, as I ran out of time yesterday.
After spending the weekend celebrating Ann’s son’s high school graduation, we left Omaha on Monday bound for Colorado. However, we decided to make one stop on the way at a place called Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska.
If you have ever driven through the middle of Nebraska on I-80 you’ve probably seen worn signs in dire need of paint advertising the Pioneer Village. The signs are unimpressive and left us with the impression that they might be relics of a place that no longer exists. However, after seeing a couple signs, we looked up the place and discovered that, indeed, it still exists. Even better, the reviews were generally positive.
We arrived to find a dated building. In the front windows paper letters ‘welcomed’ us. There weren’t many vehicles parked nearby, so we parked right in front of the entrance door. There wasn’t much to give us confidence. However, once we paid the entry fee and walked into the first large space, we could tell it would be a cool experience. There were cars and planes everywhere.
When we exited the first building, we walked into a large outdoor area with buildings set up around a circle. The represented the ‘old village’ part of Pioneer Village.
Seems like a nice jeep.
“For sale 1953 jeep cj3a 231v6 3speed with saturn over drive kit”
Unusual windshield bumps on the hood.
“57,000 Orig. Miles 4cyl. 3 sp complete new brake system, tune up and battery”
Ready for the summer.
“Very origional and sound Jeep I restored a few years ago.
Painted to origional michigan yellow.
Engine rebuilt and runs great the transmission is tight and 4 wheel works like new. Still 6 volt electrical. Must see to appreciate.
I believe mileage to be correct but can’t prove.”
I wonder if by OD they mean the transfercase.
“Original engine and runs excellent
with Borg Warner 2 speed over drive manual transmission
this is a hoot
awesome shape, do not have a top”
Mark posted this good looking M-38 at warjeeps.com.
“rebuilt in 2008. New crank pistons, muffler, etc., 12 volt alt. original 24 volt wiring, all lights, wipers, & combat light work. Includes ax, shovel, all top bows, door frames, handles, winter canvas doors & side curtains, aircraft seat belts & door straps. Engine has 2000 miles on new Speedo since rebuilt. Jeep runs approx. 6 miles per day for local errands. Runs great.”
If you like green carpet, this might be a the jeep for you.
“Jeep in very good condition. Tires and wheels in excellent shape. Custom made cab and rear enclosure. Sound mechanical condition runs very good. Has heater, comes with tow bar and good spare tire, highway legal. Sale Price $3,900.”
I see nothing to indicate this is a 1945.
“I hate to let my jeep go but we just had another baby and I need to free up room in the garage and my wife won’t let me put a car seat in it. ha
Its a 1945 Jeep Willys. It has the factory Go Devil Engine and 3 speed.
It runs great and fires up the first time every time.
I have put a lot of work and money into it mechanically.
All the work was done at C&Ds Performance here in Mansfield.
“I’m selling a 1959 Willys CJ3B. This willys is roughly 98% complete. It currently has
– transplanted Buick 196ci v6 engine with headers, it DOES RUN.
– has new gaskets and carburetor
– powerbreak conversion.
– hydraulic clutch conversion.
– freshly serviced radiator.
– all new axle seals.
– all new wheel cylinders.
– new brake Ines.
– new speedometer.
– comes with “EZ” wiring harness. new in box.
– new cv joints in rear driveshaft.
– .5 inch body lift to clear headers.
This would be a perfect build for anyone looking to own an old cj. in its current state you could take this project any direction you would like. this a solid base for a cj build.”
UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**
“Up for sale is this very rare, early, 1942 Willys MB.
It is a true “WILLYS” script jeep.
Has clear Texas title
Data plate on glove box and frame number match. 160240 Production date 7/20/42
Engine is stamped GPW-2766. It also has an “F” script head.
Engine has all major components and spins freely.
All drive train and suspension components present.
Comes with original windshield frame, drivers seat frame and steering wheel.
I also have a set of 4 combat rims included with this jeep.
As you can see it also has the “ram horn” style tow hooks and the period correct U.S.M.C. stenciling on drivers side of tub. These two items can not absolutely confirm but chances are better than average that this was indeed a Marine Corps jeep.”
Dan spotted this one.
“his is a trailer sold through Willys jeep dealers from the late 40’s through the early 50’s.
It is made by “Spen trailer company”. This is NOT a Bantam trailer, but it is much like one. I bought it with hopes to restore it and use it with my CJ2A, but I don’t have the time. It is in poor shape.
Unfortunatly I dont have any paper work for it.
Please call only during daylight hours. lower cash offers in person only please.”
The pics are kind of haunting.
“1946 Willy’s Cj2a. Needs restored solid good axles tranny still has flat head 4 which is complete. Would be great project or if you need parts to finish one this would be it. Been in a warehouse for 6 years. It looks weird used to be camo and has been primed. $1500 firm not anything less sorry.”
Has a rear PTO.
“1946 WILLY’S JEEP WITH FACTORY PTO MOTOR LAST RAN WHEN PARKED 30 YEARS AGO. BEST CASH OFFER”
No pics provided.
“WILLYS CJ2A JEEP
HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR AT LEAST 15 YEARS
THIS WOULD BE PERFECT TO RESTORE
4800.00 NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED”
Chris is selling these hoods. The price looks good.
“I have various willys hoods from CJ2A’s CJ3B’s and CJ5’s. I will be in Toledo this coming weekend 5-30-15 picking up numeous parts and would like to sell as many of these hoods as possible. I do plan on keeping the Willy’s Wagon hoods in the pics provided. PLEASE NOTE:
THE GRILLES IN THE PICTURES ARE NOT FOR SALE, ONLY THE HOODS.
I am selling the hoods for $35 each hood. Please be aware you will have to pick these up on-site at location 562 South Reynolds Rd, Toledo OH 43615. Also, you will need to pick up between 9am and 12noon.”
No pics provided.
“Selling a 1946 cj2a in need of restoration. I am selling it because i don’t have the time to work on it myself as i am on call 24/7. $3000 obo. Will have to file for lost title.”
Seller is in middle of a rebuild.
“Over this Memorial Day weekend, consider buying yourself the quintessential American vehicle that won WWII. With a very heavy heart I have decided to part with my jeep. I did a complete restoration on this jeep back in the late 90’s, had it in several Petaluma Veteran’s Day Parades, and used it as a regular driver for a long time. I drove the hell out of it, so much so that it needed to go through another rebuild.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.
(10/02/2014) Looks in good shape. I think this includes a CJ-5.
“1948 jeep restored about 10 years ago. One of the nicest around and made so a bigger guy can drive it. Turns on a dime. Too nice for the hills. But made to go hunting if that’s what you want. Nice comfortable high back seats make for comfortable ride. and has a S 10 tire rack on the back. Bikini top as well as a full soft top. Radio needs to be reinstalled. No biggy there. Drives smooth with 1200 dollars worth of wheels. And matching spare. $8500. It is one of the nicest CJ3A’s around. You won’t find one this nice for this price. And no diamond plate so no rust has been cover up. Heater fan does need to be reversed. Price is firm. Has sat for over a year. Has roll bar and is gun metal grey. I just don’t drive it or the 55 CJ5 with a snow plow so both need to go. Both have 4 cyl. engines.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5300
(12/22/2014) Has two batteries?
“The motor runs great!Flathead 6 cylinder, 2 jet carb. This is original motor & transmission rebuilt.
Transmission shift smooth, 3 speed with high/low gear, all Gage’s works great along with oil pressure,water temp., amper meter and fuel gage.
Driver side window cracked,checked price to replace! Window cost 75.00 if they install they charge 125.00. Tires have lots of tread, some weather checking
Wiper motor & heater blower works great, needs new wiper blades.
Off road lights were added, included with willy jeep.
Emergency breaks are good.
Replaced master cylinders, breaks work greatest!
Truck runs in 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive. GREAT VEHICLE! HIGHLY COLLECTABLE
2 batteries wired in parallel”
UPDATE: Price bumped to $2300.
(05/20/2015) Seller included lots of pics.
“Last chance….one day only May 23rd before I load it to tow out of Texas…
Dropping price for quick sale….this project is 70-80% complete. I am prepared to move it out of state, but will sell to a serious buyer who wants a cool old Willys that can be used as a toy not a parade prop.
Serious buyers only. Cash is king. Most recent photos first
UPDATE: We are back in Colorado. Have a report to file about our trip, but that will have to wait until Wednesday morning. We head up to FairPlay and (maybe) Leadville tomorrow. Justr a couple posts for Tuesday.
This article about a Coast Guard jeep driver appeared in the same July 15th, 1945, Milwaukee Journal issue as the CJ-2A article below.
This July 15, 1945, article in the Milwaukee Journal is another example of the 1945 promotional campaign by Willys Overland. A second article also addresses the question of what to do with all the surplus equipment.
Here’s a story about an M-38A1 owned by Korean veteran Jack Gregory from Skaneateles, New York.
SENNETT | When the Skaneateles American Legion Post 239 Memorial Day parade makes its way down Jordan Street and then along West Genesee Street toward Lake View Cemetery, Jack Gregory’s military vehicles will once again be a part of the procession saluting America’s fallen heroes.
Gregory, a Skaneateles native and Korean War veteran, has featured his collection of Army trucks and other equipment in the annual Memorial Day and Labor Day parades every year since 1991 — the year after, his wife Angie Gregory said, he started restoring the vehicles.
A May 31, 1943, article in The Dispatch, a Lexington, North Carolina, newspaper highlights the use of a Ford GPA amphibious jeep in the rescuing of civilians.
This earlier photo from April 05, 1943, in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is horribly blurred. However, it supposedly shows a GPA rescuing three boys. Perhaps a better example of this is on microfilm somewhere?
No photo accompanies this May 23, 1943, report from the Milwaukee Journal of GPAs helping in floods.