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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Gold Country, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

(02/02/2021) It’s still got the footman loops on the fenders, so it looks like it may have been a Surrey at some point.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/altaville-1943-willy/7270336898.html

“selling a surrey jeep 2wd column shift hard to find 10,000 obo”

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1953 CJ-3B Scottsdale, AZ $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Lots of ‘shiny’ on this cleaned up 3B.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/scottsdale-1953-willys-jeep/7280756738.html

“I have owned this jeep for 2 years, fixed a few minor issues and now I am looking to make room for another vehicle. The vehicle is a total rebuild which if you come over and check it out, listen to the engine and take it for a spin, you’ll see it is in great shape, all around. Asking $20,000 OBO”

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1970 M-718A2 Upland, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151

UPDATE: This has been relisted

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/apple-valley-m718a1-ambulance-army-jeep/7275947080.html

(01/12/2021) “Selling a rare military AM General M718a1 Ambulance. Same as M151a2 just setup in the ambulance configuration. Clean Ca title on planned non-op. Pre-smog. Runs and drives great. New nos carburetor and fuel lines. Clean tub never been cut, wrecked, or rolled. Soft top is in decent shape, no rips or tears. tires all have decent tread. Extremely rare Jeep in this configuration and condition. Asking $15,000 no trades.”
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1953 CJ-3A San Gabriel, CA $5700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5700.

(01/27/2021) Has a variety of updates.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/for/d/san-gabriel-1953-willys-jeep/7282014053.html

“It’s 1953 willys. Engine runs no major issues. I have a new pair of bucket seat for you. It’s none op and no back fee.”

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1947 CJ-2A Redlands, CA $12,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This has a replacement tub.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/redlands-classic-1947-willys-jeep/7282315752.html

“Beautifully restored and cared for – original engine and transmission – runs great! New paint, new upholstery, new canvas top (still in packaging), turn signals, seatbelts, almost new tires, and much more! Updated to 12 volt electrical system. Same owner for over 20 years. Current CA registration. Fun to drive and a real eye catcher!”

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1953 Wagon? Angleton, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2020) This modified wagon(?) created as a hunting vehicle has a later model grille. It includes a PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1684042798438023

“53 hunting Jeep. Rebuilt engine, PTO wench, very dependable!”

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Hobart Welder Menlo Park, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Still works.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/tls/d/menlo-park-hobart-welder/7280916528.html

“Vintage Hobart gas powered welder. Powered by Jeep Willys engine.
It’s probably 1950’s era.
Runs and welds perfect. Comes with leads and mounted on a trailer. Located at 3519 Edison Way, Menlo Park.”

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1947 CJ-2A Barboursville, VA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body is rough.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/744843046421469

“1947 jeep Cj2a, body is pretty rough, but the frame is almost perfect except for a small buckle at the frame horn. No title but all the body tags are there, even the frame tag. Runs and drives good, no brakes, needs wheel cylinders. New master cylinder. Needs foot starter wired up. Currently have a jumper wire to start. Needs a gas tank, has a plastic tank for now. May be Interested in trades for other jeeps, broncos, etc.”
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CJ-2A Body and Front Clip Morro Bay, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Parts

That poor CB looks abused. The driver’s step is missing and there are a few mods. Seller has additional parts available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422265132365121

“Cj2a tub, fenders, hood, grill, 3b windshield… 1k obo I have other parts that can go with it for more $$$.”

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DJ-3A Tops Bows and Clips Black Canyon City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/black-canyon-city-jeep-dispatch-dj3a/7278137833.html

The top bows are $700 a set. A price for the top clips were not included. Both the both bows and the clips are for the DJ-3A convertible model (solid back and CJ-3B-like windshield with twist-knobs across the top). The seller only has a few sets made. He notes that he isn’t making any money on them and has been more than willing to share information on the insights he gains trying to make his top.

The soft top is something custom the seller had made by an upholsterer. It took him some work to redesign and properly fit the top so that it would fold up and connect to the windshield properly, yet also fold down and attach to the body.

Here is pic of the reproduction bows vs. the original black bows:

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1946 CJ-2A Tucson, AZ $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has an f-head.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/sonoita-1946-willies-jeep/7278981704.html

“46 Willies Jeep 75 % restored, engine is a 1958 Street four-cylinder, new paint, seats, wiring and much more”

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1953 CJ-3B Fallon, NV $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2020) This has a replacement body, along with some updates.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/fallon-1953-cj3b-obo-trade/7280242543.html

“1953 Willys cj3b. This is a very clean old Jeep, with loads of new parts. It’s on about a 10 year old restoration has the 231 Buick v6 with a three speed plus overdrive. Brand new clutch, new fuel tank, new complete OE wire harness from kaiser Willys online, new ignition switch, headlight switch, front disc brake conversion, and it comes with the conversion for the rear. It runs and drives well, but will still need some tinkering to be 100%. This is one of the cleanest old jeeps I’ve seen. Has new tires all the way around. Come and see it you’ll be driving it home. I’m asking $11,500 obo. Possible trade for a nice 4 door pickup, or Toyota suv”

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Year? CJ-3A Jeep-A-Trench San Mateo, CA $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This will run and drive. Given that, it seems worth a look. It’s listed as a 1948, but seems to be a CJ-3A.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/san-mateo-jeep-willys/7279960909.html

“Flat fender willys Jeep with trencher. Everything’s is original, everything is there. Car has been in the family for years.

Engine is good, turns over,starts up, and will drive,feel free to bring your mechanic or wrenches to get it started, you will need a battery . 70,xxx miles on it.
Tittle is lost.
Car is located in Sam Mateo”

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1950? Willys Sedan Delivery Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

There’s no form number on this Willys Sedan Brochure, but based on the style, I would say it’s a 1950 brochure. This is the front of the brochure. Once I receive on additional brochure, I’ll demonstrate the series of 1950 wagon/truck nose brochures.

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This is the back fo the unfolded brochure:

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When unfolded vertically, this page appears:

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When unfolded once more, this time horizontally, this page appears. One interesting detail is that the other similar brochure refer to the engine as “new”, but this one refers to the engine as “Famous”. Thus, I suspect this is a late 1950 brochure.

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When the brochure is fully unfolded, this page appears:

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This is how the unfolded back of the brochure looks:Photos

 
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1955 Photo of a Leb’s Restaurant Delivery Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Thanks to Mark for forwarding this additional info about Leb’s: http://sites.gsu.edu/historyofourstreets/category/lebs-restaurant/

This May 25, 1955, photo shows a CJ-3B with a Worman hardtop that’s splashed with Leb’s advertising. I can’t tell what the hood advertising states. The photo was taken outside the Bell Telephone Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

https://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/digital/collection/lane/id/1427

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PHOTO CREDIT: Georgia State University Digital Collections 05/25/1955, Lane Brothers Photography.

 
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August 1949 Salesbuilder & May News Article

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

UPDATE: Thanks to a May 27, 1949, article in the Rhinelander Daily News (Wisconsin), we now know that the Forestry Demonstration occurred on May 26th. There’s also more in-depth information on the event within the article.

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Originally Posted November 8, 2020: This August 1949, Volume 1, No. 6, Salesbuilder shows off the new 4WD wagon. There’s  a report about a Forest exhibition in May of 1949 near Eagle River, Wisconsin, where the fire jeeps showed their ability to get quickly to fires. The Jeepster’s new inline 6 gets a nod, as does the Bountiful Jeep Posse.

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1957 French Canadian Ad Featuring an FC-170 Stake Bed

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

This is the last French Canadian ad. I don’t know in what publication is appeared. It’s interesting that it includes a Kaiser-Willys ad number at the lower left (KW-6100F)

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1951 CJ-3A Cohasset, MA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/133443728658985

“1951 Jeep CJ3-A clean running classic.”

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1952 M-38 Cedar Pines Park, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1119998038425563

“Military m38a1 willys Jeep. Has Chevy 265 v8 with and top loader 4spd trans mated to original transfer case. Runs and drives, registered with clean title.”

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Future of eWillys

• CATEGORIES: Features

This is a tease …. Barring something unforeseen, our contract indicates this is the future of eWillys …. And, no that’s not a street, it’s the parking. When all is finalized, I will explain more.

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Alaska Road Trip Puzzle w/ Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

My wife thought this puzzle was too good to pass up, given our 2017 Alaska Or Rust trip, so she surprised me with it. This puzzle is available through a variety of sellers (one of which is Amazon). The illustration was done by Ken Zella.

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1943 Article on FDR and Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article shows FDR in jeeps. It was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune February 02, 1943.

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1955 Photo of Tornado Damaged Jeep … Udall, Kansas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This may have been a CJ-3A. It lost a battle to a Kansas Tornado. The photo was taken on May 25, 1955, and is a part of the National Archives of Kansas.

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https://catalog.archives.gov/id/283888 National Archives of Kansas 05/25/1955

 
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1965 CJ-3B Tucson, AZ $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I can’t tell what hubs this has.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3729001223815228

“65 JEEP CJ2B Restored Frame Boxed in Motor Tranny Differential All rebuilt. Custom Roll Cage Bumpers Nerf Bars. Removable Wench. 1350 Miles $10,000”

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1947 CJ-2A Diamond Bar, CA $5850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have the Hudson steering upgrade.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/237560367896992

“Willys jeep 1947 Chevy 350 v8 engine Drives good Clean title 3 speed transmission”

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