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1952 CJ-3A Barstow, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/21/2021) Has some updates. It may have some rust, too (certainly at the driver’s step).

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/daggett-52-flatfender-willys/7260880325.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/415116223033896

“1952 cj3. Early 70s Buick oddfire v6 swap. Original running gear otherwise. New aluminum radiator, new tires, new battery, rebuilt transmission and transfer case, new carburetor, pertonix electronic ignition, new coil, new fuel pump, rebuilt steering gear. Needs minor body work. Set up to rock crawl or just enjoy a drive. Jeep is fully running and ready to go!”

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1 CJ-2A & 2 CJ-5s Kalispell, MT

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

The seller has three jeeps for sale at different prices.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/225162892697083

“I have three jeeps for sale. Shoot me an offer on one or all will not part out.

1) 1948 cj2a willys jeep for $2000: it is the black one with the top and no doors, (i do have the doors to go with it). it has a 2.3l ford 4 cylinder in it and the original 3 speed and original transfer. does not run, needs to be wired. new gauges, body in fair shape. Firewall is cut up from previous owner, body is rhino lined. winch not included $2,000 obo.

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2) 1965 CJ-5 Tux Park IV $2000: does run needs a carb tune, original v6, 3 speed, and transfer. $2000 obo

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3) 1955 CJ-5 $500: Not running pretty much a rolling chassis. the engine pictured is the original 4 cyl for that jeep, unknown condition. there are a pile of parts in the back for it, it also comes with a soft half cab with no doors or frame. no hood or grill 500 obo

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1946 CJ-2A Scottsdale, AZ $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/25/2021) Has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713339392678417

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A Original Body with matching ACM numbers on tailgate and gusset. Engine is from a 1953 Jeep Willys. It runs great and starts up with one turn of the key. All 4 brake cylinders replaced last month and master cylinder. Very little rust. Will trade for select motorcycles. BMW rnine t, Ducati Scrambler, BMW adventure, Triumph Scrambler”

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1954 CJ-3B Odonnell, TX $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has a few updates, but looks mostly stock. There may be some rust on the driver’s side near the step.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279771153627481/

“Rare 1954 Willy’s CJ3B Jeep for sale. High hood. Original hurricane engine. Very few miles since a complete restoration except for paint and body. Does have a new hood and tailgate. Over $6,500 in parts alone used. We have a list of all parts used. $8,500 OBO.”

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Flattie Body on CJ-5 Chassis Roseburg, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1377795102575092

“Willys low hood, the body is sitting on a 79 cj5 frame, has a amc 304, dana30 front amc 20 rear. 3:53 gears. I do have the right grill for it, and a pair of seats. Will be on different wheels and tires.”

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1947 CJ-2A Camino, CA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/199779665021388

“1947 Willeys CJ2A with Buick 225 Dauntless V6, 3 speed with gearvendor overdrive, PTO winch. Run amazing.”

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Year? CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY $2250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

This has a 2A body, so the listed year of 1950 may be incorrect. It’s got a few other odd mods, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1156921921410986

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 CJ3A Barn Find!!! This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A that has a Buick V6 transplant. Intakes and cylinders look good oil is clean, looks like it was never run. Pretty sure it have not been driven in at least 20 years. Body is ok but not too rusty. Frame is solid. Have a clean title. Bought from a barn locally this winter but have too many projects.”

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1952 CJ-3A Los Angeles, CA $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2021) Is that an office chair as the driver’s seat?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/142418077611984/

“Runs good, excellent condition”

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1951 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/28/2021) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/847603335969777

“1951 cj-3a solid body, no rust needs these items finished * wiring *radiator *plumbing Been in storage for years Ran and drove fine prior to being stored.”

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1947 CJ-2A Fort Mitchell, AL $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/188820516049935

“Possibly trade for side by side , four wheeler or ford truck. Truck must run but body can be a bad. Late 40s cj2a body stretched 10 3/4 inches and mounted to a 1990 yj chassis. Floors need to be completed. Was planning a v8 and 1 ton swap . Does currently run and drive but not sure how good the motor is . Has a 2.5 4 cylinder, ax15 , 231 t case , dana 30 front and 35 rear .not sure of gearing or if they match. All stock yj . Not sure of overall condition of the drive train because i was going to swap it all . Cool project . All controls are already figured out . Pickup in ft mitchell. I have driven it around the property a good bit . No title . Serial number “vin plate” is missing”

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1952 CJ-3A Buckeye, AZ $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/135606341848623

“1952 Willys Jeep CJ 4×4. This is a MAJOR Project or use for Parts or stick it out as some Yard Art. It is VERY RUSTY. The frame and tub both have cancerous rust. The whole floor has been replaced with expanded metal. It does have a 4 cyl Chevy engine swapped into it. Been sitting and not running for decades. It does have a clean title in my name. $950. Buckeye, AZ. I am not selling it for scrap. If no one wants to buy it, I will just keep it and make some cool yard art out of it. The wheel dollies are not included and not for sale.”

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1949 CJ-3A Turlok, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/16/2021) Doesn’t run, but might be worth a look. I doubt the seller is serious about the listed price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2906941316218442

“Turns over. No idea. Non-op.”

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eWillys was Down on Sunday

• CATEGORIES: News

If you didn’t notice, eWillys was down on Sunday. It wasn’t just my server, but seems to have been the entire server farm (or the connection to the server farm). Even the web host’s site was down. Things seem to be working fine now.

With eWillys not working, you’d think I had some extra time to take it easy. No sites, no updates, no problems …. Instead, it just gave me extra time to pace and fret over the VA’s delay of the paperwork we need to close on the house. We were expecting to close on April 2nd, so every day of delay drags on us.

I suppose this house is more than just a house; it’s a transitional period, a bookend to the Finding Virginia story that ended in mid-2011, just before I met Ann. I had just started eWillys a few years earlier as the Recession crushed the companies I’d helped launched in the 00s. By 2011, the Recession had also wiped out half the value of the house I’d bought with my girlfriend in Idaho, meaning it was greatly underwater. The house got sold, I lost money, we split up, and I moved temporarily back in with my parents. So much fun!

Then, I met Ann.

We hit it off immediately. I soon moved in with her and her mom, as Ann was already caring for her mother at that point. Not having to pay for housing and having few bills, I didn’t have to work and, instead, was able to focus on eWillys, research, writing books, traveling, and helping out with my father. It was a unique opportunity to step away from the ordinary work-a-day world and, after all the my stress in the early 2000s of raising money for startups in Silicon Valley, it was a big mental relief (something I didn’t explore all that deeply in Finding Virginia).

And, if that wasn’t all, my mother and sister may be moving to Texas this fall, meaning they will be selling their houses. Having the extra space at our new place to put some of the family ‘treasures’ (like a coal cart from my grandfather’s Idaho mine) just adds to the pressure of needing this place.

I’m sure it will all work out this week, but that thought doesn’t making the waiting any easier, especially with Ann’s mother’s health so fragile.

So, it’s not that we are at the worst parts of our life; instead, we’ve climbed up from the worst parts, together, and can see the best parts before us; the house represents a huge step in that direction and we are ready to proceed. This is why the waiting is intolerable, because we are very, very ready to move forward!!

 
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1946 X-Raying of a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old News Articles • TAGS: .
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This is a real X-ray of a real jeep developed as a life-size image. Life Magazine, March 25, 1946.

In 1946 the wiz kids at the University of Rochester, NY, and Eastman Kodak built the world’s largest radiograph, one that could create an X-Ray photo of a large machine, say a jeep, which is precisely how they tested it. In the jeep’s case, the team used the million-volt x-ray machine to create a radiograph 12′ 1″ long by 4′ 1″ tall, or large enough to contain a life size jeep. The larger goal was create the ability to X-Ray large machinery.

The February 8th, 1946, issue of Rochester Democrat Chronicle shared the story:

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The next month, Life Magazine also ran the story, this time with a copy of the X-ray photo (seen at top):

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The jeep’s hood number is 20200556

 
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Furgason’s ‘Jeep’ News Vol. 1 No. 1

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Magazine

Evan Gillenwater posted the cover of this magazine to Facebook. He seems to think it came from Furgason’s Motors in La Grande, Oregon. The magazine was found at an antique store in New Hampshire.

Anyone recognize it?

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Before the Jeep: Bantams & the Cola Wars

• CATEGORIES: Features

This story doesn’t relate much to jeeps, but theOldMotor website published a piece of Robert Cunningham about that tells the story of Bantam’s effort to participate in the cola wars. However, their effort to patent a carton-shaped truck capable of carrying six packs of beverages was interrupted in the summer of 1940 by a shift in priorities towards the new BRC recon vehicle (aka the jeep), along with the advent of WWII.

https://theoldmotor.com/?p=184427&fbclid=IwAR0loA7Y_2FC3xJhXYx_dFcVMBLy9lfQNF8B6hPWHnwQJfFDa02WVzNfT8I

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Warn Dimpled Summer Hubs Storrs, CT eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

Ted’s got these dimpled Warn summer hubs for sale. The dimpled versions are the second gen summer hubs; the first were the waffle style. The OEM green container is particularly rare.

View all the information on eBay

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“Willys Jeep CJ2A CJ3A Early Column Shift CJ3B CJ5 Warn Summer Hub Universal Jeep. Condition is “Used”.
This is a very nice set of Willys Jeep Warn brand Summer Hubs with original carrying case.These Summer Hubs were a very popular aftermarket item introduced by the Warn manufacturing company and used to help eliminate uneven tire wear,wear and tear on front axle joints,differential gear bearings, Pinion and front drive shaft.

Basically, these Summer Hubs made the Willys Jeep Two Wheel Drive when Four Wheel Drive wasn’t needed for long lengths of time. They would be installed very easily be removing front drive flanges and mounting hubs.They would also give the jeep better gas mileage.

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FC-150 Narrow Track Cuff Links on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Still Available. Buy-it-now price is $99.99.

(01/05/2021) Maury shared these super cool FC-150 narrow track cuff links. They are priced at $99.

View all the information on eBay

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“Very Rare Vintage late 1950’s / early 1960’s Silver Willys FC-150 Cufflinks in Tarnished but Very Good Used Condition. Stamped “NB” and “STERLING” on the inside surface of both backings.

The Jeep Forward Control is a truck that was produced by Willys Motors, later named Kaiser Jeep, from 1956 to 1965. It was also assembled in other international markets. The layout featured a cab over (forward control) design.
The Forward Control models were primarily marketed as work vehicles for corporate, municipal, military, as well as civilian use. Regular pickup box beds were standard, but customers were offered a large number of “Jeep approved” specialized bodies from outside suppliers. These ranged from simple flatbeds to complete tow trucks, dump trucks, and fire trucks. The vehicles were also manufactured under license in India and Spain.

My Father obtained these cufflinks while working in fleet sales for Willys in the Caribbean and Central & South America in the 50’s and early 60’s.”

 
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VW Brasilian JEG Berlin, Germany Auction

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TJ shared this rare offload VW-based Brazil vehicle with 4WD that’s up for auction. It’s located in Brazil, but shipping is available to Europe. There are ton of pics of the Jeg that’s up for auction along with pics of related brochures.

https://getyourclassic.com/item/jeg-brasilian-vw-jeep/ (or read this Samba ad)

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“In the 70s, VW Brasil tried to join the Brazilian army with the VW VEMP. Two prototypes were created (one 4X4 and one 4X2), the car was created entirely in straight and simple lines for easier maintenance.

The engine would be 1600 already used by cars of other VW models. After the project was rejected for political reasons (cars with a rear engine would no longer be accepted by the army) the two prototypes ended up being used internally by the factory.

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1959 CJ-3B Tustin, MI $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Looks like a nice build. I’m wondering if the top was designed for a CJ-5 originally? I haven’t seen a top adapter in the front quite like this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/303122987844216

“1959 Willy’s Jeep Flat Head 4 cylinder Hard Top $12,000”

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1952 CJ-3A Caldwell, ID $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Looks pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458985112010064

“Second owner, clear title, runs. All original. Located in Idaho. Price is somewhat negotiable. May be willing to trade for a Dual-Sport MC.”

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1949 CJ-3A Salem, OR $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Look solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/151568150167753

“This thing runs fantastic, has too many updates to mention, I will let my pictures do the talking, if you have an interest please contact me, located in Oregon”

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1954 CJ-3B Lake Grove, NY $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

It’s listed as a project car; it’s not clear what work it needs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/459034335413548

“Project car 54′ jeep Willy’s Sedan convertible. $9000.oo Firm”

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Bobcat? Fiberglass Body Moxee, WA $400

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts • TAGS: , .

The wider rim around the back suggest this is a later Bobcat fiberglass body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/442476040389776

“Fiberglass flat fender Jeep body. No cracks.”

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1948 CJ-2A Kennewick, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project that includes an overdrive, so there seems to be some parts value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1497126610622297

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“Drivetrain: Engine: 283, guessing 60s vintage. Trans: TH350, have 2 one is bad, one supposedly good. The trans is sitting in the Jeep and a crossmember is built. Xfer: D18, have two xfer and one Overdrive, OD is matched to at least one of them. Axle: Mid 70s Waggy Dana 44s. Front has high steer arms on it. Rear is offset Radiator: New universal Aluminum Body: Body is fair for a 48. CJ-2a winsheild Tube has been cut for bigger tires. Have the front fender, have seen better days. 6 point tube cage, no idea of material. Attic Aluminum top, most window broken or replaced with lexan. Frame: Frame was cut off at center of the front axle bump and replaced with 4” box tube. Ended up moving the engine forward (3” from previous mounting point) for more firewall clearance. Reverse shackle was added. Was going to use FJ40 axles so spring mounts are to narrow for the waggy D44. This is a PROJECT Located: Kennewick WA”