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Photo of Pouliot’s Dealership w/ Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mike shared this photo that was floating around Facebook. It’s possible that this was a Minnesota dealership, as a few research nibbles seemed to send me there, but I couldn’t confirm anything. I imagine this was taken between 1963-1965, given he models shown.

The photo seems to have been first posted on Facebook here.

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1944 Article on “WAC Jeep Day” in Fort Worth, Texas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Women & Jeeps

This May 18, 1944, article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram describes the upcoming “WAC Jeep Day”. The Fort Worth recruiting team would offer free jeep rides to those women who fit the WAC’s specifications. I’m guessing the women had to be “U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 45 with no dependents, be at least five feet tall, and weigh 100 pounds or more.”

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1946 ‘Come in and Drive a Jeep’ Ad

Instead of qualifying for the WACs, it might have been easier to wait two years and drive a jeep with no strings attached! This ad published in the May 29, 1946, issue of the Knoxville News for the Sam Horne Company shows a woman test driving a jeep.

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1949 CJ-3A Motley, MN $8800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The hubs look interesting; maybe Thor Automatic hubs?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/12751028587893

“Runs and drives 12 Volt 134 F Head Motor/Engine Lots of new parts…… Suspension Springs, Shocks, and Shackles Brakes Brake lines Master Cylinder Wheel Cylinder Pads Wheel Bearings Tires Battery Some Wiring Muffler and Tailpipe Gas Tank Gas line Side Steps Tabs good till September Good Title”

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1945? Photo of CJ-2 with Compressor

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There’s not specific date for this photo of a CJ-2 sporting a large compressor that’s powering a jack-hammer. This photo is housed at the National Museum of American History.

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1814581

Gelatin silver print, civilian uses for a Jeep - pneumatic tools, 1945-1946. 2013.0327.1256.

Gelatin silver print, civilian uses for a Jeep – pneumatic tools, 1945-1946. 2013.0327.1256.

 
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PNW4WDA Race Jeep Selah, WA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Lots of custom work here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1087404771735438

“Race season is right around the corner!! Pnw4wda full comp rig, built in 2018/2019, custom tube chassis built by sean trokey, chevy 63″ springs at all corners,4 wheel disc brakes, dana 44 4:56, GM 12 bolt 4:56 (welded), hydraulic steering, triple pass aluminum radiator, dual derale electric fans, new 15 gallon jaz fuel cell, PRP wide seats, new gauges/turning brake, 6 new 31×10.50/15 mudhogs SBC 383 trick flow aluminum heads, aluminum intake, holley 750, runs on 110 octane. TH350 with manual valve body/NP205 transfer case, comes with spare axle shafts Complete jeep has seen about 8 races total, low hours/miles, everything is basically new. Fresh paint job Needs someone who wants to use it!”

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1960 CJ-5 Lake Orion, MI $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This has a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1841267172699121

“Barn find.Nice running little jeep. Needs full restoration. Has PTO off back.Cash only no trades.”

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1948 CJ-2A Plains, MT $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/01/2021) This has a set of leaf springs in place of the front bumper.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/paradise-1948-willy-jeep-cj2a/7284864246.html

“Nice running jeep with the 134 4 cyl that was gone through 13 years ago but only 5000 since, just tootle around the back roads. Has been in the same family since 1954. We replaced the block, front and rear mains, carb. and newer brakes, wheel bearing, leaf springs. Good body with un-cut fenders, no patch work or repairs on the body. small spot in tub. Real nice starter or enjoy as is. $9500 clean title and know of good shipping”

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1947 CJ-2A Uvalde, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It’s a project.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/uvalde-1947-willys-cj2a/7284065287.html

“Barn Find. 1947 Willys CJ2A project. No Title. Hard top and full doors. Has engine, transmission, transfer case, drive lines and axles. Will need floorboards and glass replaced. Has 5 new tires and a new fuel pump. Great project to fix up or part out.”

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1952 M-38 Weatherford, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2020) Runs and drives, but body sounds rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179951393742292

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 Comes with Bill of sale Trail Engine Runs and Drives Trans goes thru all gears Electric fuel pump Not original seats New Brake Lines New Master Cylinder previous owner put thick rubber on the floor with stainless steel plate on top of floor pans for reinforcement, the original floor pans are very rusty The M38 is a 68 yr old it has rust, and is a project. Kinda Rare only 60k produced Also has an Ultra Rare Arctic Top with the doors. Rear hatch also opens up. Appears to be in good condition. I can send more pictures upon request.”

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1949 Jeepster Montgomery, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE Still Available.

(01/01/2021) Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1795291390628678

“Fun car. Head turner for sure. Great parade car. Runs and drives great. It’s 71 years old so it’s got it’s leaks and quirks but easy stuff to manage. New water pump, fuel pump and fuel filter. Three on the tree manual. Seats and top are all in really good shape. I’ve had it serviced in the last year by a mechanic. Trying to get my garage back and ready to play with something else. Serious inquiries only.”

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1967 CJ-6 Pendleton, OR $12,600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,600.

(01/27/2021) Listed as a 1967, it looks to be a post 1972 CJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2910024465946513

“Hello, I have a 1967 Jeep CJ6 4×4 Buick 225 3-Speed Manual transmission. This is a classic Jeep with lots of extras. No leaks, the photo in this post is old. If you would like to look at it, test drive it, etc., please txt or call me at 541-680-83zero7. My name is Dan. Thank you.”

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Year? CJ-2A Graham, TX $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/12/2021) This may have a 3A body and be built from various parts.

https://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/graham-willys-jeep/7259004115.html

“**LOCATED IN GRAHAM, Tx Must pick up there**
Willys Jeep. The body has been bondoed and painted. It has an inline strait four-cylinder and a new carburetor. The tires are in good condition. Plexy glass window comes with it. We are not able to get it to run.”

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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Oklahoma City, OK No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

There’s no price on this and the pics aren’t very helpful, but the rear hubs suggest this could well be a 1945 CJ-2A. Also, the serial number appears to start with a “1”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/232276095287479

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And the Packing Continues . . .

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Over the past year, thanks to the pandemic and my Mother-in-Law’s health issues, we’ve traveled less. This has left more money to purchase vintage jeep documents. I purchased enough that I got behind on organizing them, so packing has been a good excuse to spend the past two days restructuring the binders so everything can fit.

There are binders of company brochures, 3rd party special equipment brochures, magazine articles, dealer newspapers, catalogs, and ads. This effort has been fueled by reader donations and ad revenue, along with gifts of from readers, so thanks to everyone out there! I see myself as the temporary custodian of these. My hope is to donate this collection in the future so others can benefit later. Much of the information on that table has been published on eWillys.

The binder on the lower right contains issues of Kaiser-Willys News, Willys News, and Jeep News produced from 1953-1963. I’d estimate I have roughly half of the issues produced. It also contains a couple issues of the mid-1950 Globe-trotter magazines (I believe there were more than 20 plus issues of those produced ..  a guy in the midwest told me a few years ago he had two dozen or so he wanted to sell, but wanted $1000 for them; I couldn’t justify that on my budget at the time). 
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The set of binders shown below houses only domestic jeep-related brochures produced by Willys-Overland and Willys Motors (so roughly 1945-1962 … so, for example, there are no spec equipment brochures in those binders). I’d call this the core of my collection as I’m attempting to get all of these I can, including revisions to certain brochures (see next two posts). Unfortunately, some of the early brochures do not fit into the 8″x11″ binders, so I also have some large portfolio binders to house them (and large print ads, some posters, and other items) as well.

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One goal of this collection had been to write an advertising history of Willys-Overland/Willys-Motors/Kaiser-Jeep, which showed the progression (and missteps) from the jeep as a 4-in-1-tool, to a jack-of-all-trades utility vehicle(s), to jeeps-as-a-fun toys, which the journey is the reward.

Part of the reason for making the smaller history posts over the years has been to write such a book in small parts; well, that and to determine if there was anything to write about. Because of this approach, there is plenty I can assemble from the site posts at this point to create a book framework, but there is still much more work to be done on that type of book.

At this point in life, I don’t want to write a book and simultaneously run the website, since for me that’s a 7-day a week proposition. Because, once I start writing, my head is so busy with ideas, and the need to write them down, that I can’t not write. I become obsessive, which is really the only way I can get big projects done (perhaps others can multi-task better?). After SLAG, which was two solid years of research and writing, I had to take a long break as I was mentally exhausted.

So, will a book arise out of all this? I’d say it’s a strong maybe, with a litany of qualifiers (Ann’s health, demand of the new home and property, and others). Whatever happens, I’ll keep collecting these brochures …

Somehow, this short post became a long one … how does that happen? Was I avoiding packing? Maybe …. Well, back to packing!

 
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December 1949 Jeep Truck Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Andy shared this Jeep Truck brochure, one that I do not have. It’s Form No. 4WDT-CM1–215M–12-49.

This is the unfolded interior:

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This is a closeup of the specs and form no.:

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This is the unfolded back-side:1949-12-willys-truck-4WDT-CM1--215M--12-49-3-lores

 
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Revision Comparison of DJ-3A Form 59-06

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

While packing, I discovered I had two different version of this DJ-3A Dispatcher brochure from 1959. Willys-Motors published this brochure as Form No. 59-06, but then republished it under Form No. 59-06 R1.

The biggest visual change happens on the folded out page, where an extra yellow box has been removed and the text header repositioned.

The biggest textual change seems to be the subtraction of the “cast-in-head intake manifolding” from the foldout page in the gray area to the back page of the revision brochure, burying it under the specifications section under ENGINE.

It’s not clear to me that it was worth reprinting the entire ad for that change, but maybe I’m missing something.

This is the unfolded interior page:
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This is what I call the back side of the unfolded page:

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1961 CJ-5 Brochure Revision Comparisons

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is another set of brochure-and-revised-brochure that I didn’t realize I had. The 1961 CJ-5 brochure Form No. 61-06 was revised to 61-06 R2 (I’ve not seen a 61-06 R1). One reason may have been the Specifications area misprint of the ring and pinion ratio of 5:38 on the original brochure, then updated to 4:27 on the revised one. There addition of the ventilating windshield verifies that it was still around as of 1961. There other changes are in red.

This is the unfolded interior:

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This is the unfolded backside. For some reason, the spring specs were revised, too.1961-06-cj5-brochure-comparison2

 
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1963 Wagon? Stillwater, OK eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Mike spotted this wagon on eBay. It’s got all correct nomenclature (note that the Gov plate images I have all spell ‘Traveller’ with one L). But, it doesn’t have the correct flat rear wheel wells for sideways seats. So, is it actually a Parkway Conversion?

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“Up for consideration is an original, unrestored 1963 Willys Jeep Traveller. This is a very rare Jeep with production of the 4×4 version less than 1000 units, it came out of Oregon a few years ago and has remained pretty much as found. The Traveller has the original roof tire, the optional front mount Koenig pto driven winch and the optional Overhead Cam Tornado 6 motor. Starts and runs as it should with most all guages and lights operable. I have recently purchased and installed new tires to include the spare. There is structural rust in the floor and also in the roof at the drip rail area that has had some amateur repair done long ago. There are other areas of less serious rust but overall a very restorable jeep, restore or enjoy it as is. Full payment due within 7 days unless prior arrangements are made in advance. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.

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1946 CJ-2A Katy, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

May have been a VEC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422794672156406

“1946 CJ2A with a even fire Buick v6. Roll bar, removable steering wheel, full soft top, aluminum fuel cell. Needs the power steering gear rebuilt. I have a new steering gear on it but it doesn’t fit well. I have the old one in parts in a box. Clean title”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: News

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748416486101560

“Old school Jeep Great condition Great interior”

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1951 CJ-3A Bangor, PA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/11/2021) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430047861646792

“Antique 1951 Willys Jeep In great condition, the seats are all intact, runs well, manual transmission, garage kept.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1949 Wagon Spokane Valley, WA $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337386554285059
  2. 1954 Wagon Albuquerque, NM $3000: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/albuquerque-1954-willys-wagon/7277409160.html
  3. 1962 Wagon Traveller? Clifton, VA $16,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/170642557953533/
  4. 1951 Wagon Cresco, PA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/921067982048974
  5. 1946 Wagon Orwigsburg, PA $25,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1770487386433677
  6. 1952 Wagon St. Charles, MO $12,995: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3735487103187603
  7. 1959 Wagon Barnesville, GA $3850: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3496434460466340
  8. 1952 Wagon Starkville, MS $600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/799768307277375
  9. 1947 Wagon Parkway Meridian, MS $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2770702703246271
  10. 1958 Wagon Jefferson City, TN $10,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2438170709661549

TRUCKS:

  1. 1956 Truck Quartzsite, AZ $10,000: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/quartzsite-willys/7275113465.html
  2. 1957 Truck Bristol, RI $10,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416000096420958
  3. 1949 Truck Spokane, WA $7000: https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/spokane-1949-willys-pickup/7275315885.html
  4. 1950 Truck Gilroy, CA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/853434648554739/
  5. 1954 Truck Auburn, CA $3400: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/garden-valley-1954-willys-pickup/7276138543.html
  6. 1953 Truck Farmington, ME $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/863825604422552
  7. 1954 Truck Westford, MA $19,900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3723690447713446
  8. 1951 Truck Gouverneur, NY $800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/785610758651659
  9. 1955 Truck Elizabethville, PA $18,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/435971024351378
  10. 1969? Custom Truck Ruston, LA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/471194777579083
  11. 1956 Truck Harrisburg, MO $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/877348289750851
  12. 1948 Truck Foster, KY $16,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/519087375726337
  13. 1953 Truck Louisville, MS $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1391857431154232
  14. 1959 Truck JeepRod Thomasville, NC $2600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3592889164153532
  15. 1948 Truck JeepRod Lebanon, TN $4900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/949284488899231
 
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1950 Flattie Dinwiddle, VA $5300

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

This custom jeep hasn’t been raced in three years.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/271342891283816

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“1950 Willy’s fiberglass body on and 70s model bronco from, ford 9 inch in rear and a 12 bolt in from. Turbo 350 trans with a 468 big block chevy that needs new cam and lifters, has world Merlin steel heads with dome Pistons. Center steer. Has 38.5×11 boggers on it with 5×5.5 lug wheels. Have won many of trophies with this truck over the years. Asking $5300 obo. Hasn’t been races in three years and don’t have the time or money to mess with it anymore. Need to sell and get out of my yard.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Newport, NH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks to have a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267686478053020

“1947 CJ 2A. FRAME OFF RESTORATION”

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