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Video Oil Drum Cars Out of Thailand

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

UPDATE: More info here.

Bill shared this video about little cars/go-karts made from oil drums. Nothing jeepy here, but they certainly are creative. I want to test drive one, but not in Thai traffic!!!

 
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Collecting Jeeps in the Dominican Republic

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features
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Antonio and his jeep collection.

Antonio reached out to me from the Dominican Republic the other day. He told me he collects jeeps and was working on restoring an M-38. He needs the following parts: A windshield, the hood and the radiator front grill. Can be used but in good condition to restore. (If you think you can help him out with the parts he needs, email me at d@deilers.com and I’ll share his email.)

I wrote back and asked if he could send some pics. He generously shared the following pics and a short history of how he got hooked by the Willys Sickness.

“My first vehicle was a Willys cj3 b that I bought in 1989, after several years using to work on it, I sold it. Several years later, in 2002,

I acquired another cj-3b which was very poorly rebuilt and I decided to convert it to military originality, (M-606 Sand desert in the photo), then I acquired an M-38-a1 and rebuilt too.

From, that moment I have not been able to stop. Now, I have several military Jeeps which I have rescued and rebuilt as best as possible.

I also have other willys from Japan and another from Spain, Ebro brand.

In the future I intend to create the first jeep museum in the DR. It would be located in my hometown, Constanza, a military city located in the center of our island, which is the coldest and highest city in the country.”

Here’s a good pic of his collection:

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This show one of Antonio’s sons jeeping with a 3B in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.

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The ‘Jeep’ As a Light Tractor

• CATEGORIES: Features

Barry wrote a version of this article for “Farm Collector” magazine. It has been accepted, but he’s not sure when it will print. I was gratified to see he was able to use some of my research in it. I hope others can leverage their research with other aspects of eWillys.

https://www.farmjeep.com/the-jeep-as-a-light-tractor/

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1975 VAM J3M Roswell, GA $17,900

• CATEGORIES: International, Other 4x4s

Darron shared this ad. At first, I thought it was a custom rig. However, it appears to be a J3M made by VAM in Mexico for the Mexican Army (learn more about VAM here). Darron also shared a photo (seen above) from a movie that featured multiple examples of this rig.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/roswell-1975-jeep-amc-truck-chassis/7429969191.html

“This Jeep Truck is manufactured like CJ5 and a Jeep pickup J10 Combined! New information about this truck. The jeep was manufactured by VAM in Mexico for the army. Model J3M. Rare Jeep to find in the U.S. Ford 302 small block with a 2bbl carb. 4 speed gear box (T-19) Power steering, Power Disc Brakes in Front with drum rear. Good running truck New Tires, 2nd gas tank included (not installed). Soft canvas doors. I could find very little info on line about this model. 4X4 locking hubs, Very Cool Truck!
PS- Do Not offer additional money and ask me to pay a delivery driver etc.”
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Here’s another example of this vehicle found on Pinterest:

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Here’s another example from the BigMackTrucks site:

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1962 M-422A Chine Valley, AZ $18,499

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites • TAGS: .

Sri spotted this unusual M-422A with a hardtop.  I don’t think I’ve seen a hardtop on one of these. Was this something that was available for an M-422A through a third party the way the M-38 and M-38A1 hardtops were? This fit seems pretty good.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3038960089696881

“1962 Mighty Mite 422A · Military small all aluminum jeep made for remote drop for the Vietnam war · Driven 12,345 miles Restored 1962 mighty mite. 422A. Everything in good shape. Lots of work to get it out to restored shape”

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1976 DJ-5 JeepRod Killeen, TX No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

This is an unusual build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/703004871085234

“It’s a V12 postal jeep every thing custom on engine humvee tires included 1995 f250 dually axle runs and drives great any questions”

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Mystery Hardtop and Doors

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

TJ shared this ad for the doors (hardtop not for sale) out of Everett, WA. The doors are priced at $50 on Facebook. I don’t recognize the doors or top. Does anyone else recognize it?

“These doors fit a hardtop like the one pictured. They contour to the jeep body nicely and are complete with glass. Unfortunately the top is not available.”

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1956 CJ-5 McKinney, TX $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

There’s a lot of early jeep here. The 0-8 KS speedo has the orange needle; I’m not sure why some are white and some are orange. This also has an early top that looks in good shape and a set of early, period correct even, Free-Lock hubs. It still has the reversed front shackles, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/271183628411177

“Running, in need of minor TLC.. carburetor & tires. Truly all original just in need of a tune up. Serious inquiries only!”

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1955 M-170 Bryan, TX $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

Looks solid. brakes need work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/893097238063784

“1955 Willys M170 Ambulance Jeep Older restoration runs good, drives good, brakes work. Needs some minor repairs. Canvas all good,many rare parts, some spare parts included. Clear title very original zero rust that we can see, absolutely the best straightest body I have ever seen.”

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1948 CJ-2A Belton, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Listed as a 1949, it’s a 1948 Lefty.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307877887938221

“1949 Willy’s cj2a project needs work asking $2000 obo no title comes with some new parts and a burned up m38 that has a complete drive train message me with questions or offers”

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1948 CJ-2A Henrietta, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Pics are a bit blurry.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1463283040720550

“Hunting jeep great shape. It runs!!needs brakes. Have master cylinder Make an offer”

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Year? DJ-3A? New Braunfels, TX $10,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, this seems to be a DJ-3A chassis with an unknown body. Then engine manifold appears to be DJ as well. The serial number plate has the DJ-3A prefix, but the second set of numbers aren’t readily viewable as if the plate had been changed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1565880117098238/

“1946 Willy’s Jeep Flathead 4 motor New brakes Parking brake works New tires and wheels New bikini top Jeep runs and drives great, is street legal with current antique license plate.”

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This is closer to how the plate ought to look:

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1948 CJ-2A May, TX $4250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It doesn’t run. The floor has been rebuilt, but it wasn’t rebuilt to any standard specs, nor does the floor sit over the frame on hat channels.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/621852475746639

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“1948 Willys Jeep. Clear Texas Blue Title in my name. Original engine, transmission and transfer case. Motor spins freely. Clean, clear oil and water. Hundreds of new parts. Perfect frame. Has unknown transmission issue. Class 3 2” receiver hitch, great brakes. Body has been professionally re-floored. Larger seat recesses already done. Real nice potential for restoration or just enjoy. Needs seats and transmission work. First $4250.00 cash takes her home. Trades for quality hunting items considered with or without cash. I can and will deliver for gas mileage and time as we agree. Feel free to PM me or call me directly to come and see the jeep. It is located on our ranch in May, Texas.”

 
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2 CJ-2As Tyler, TX $6000 or OBO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The rust-colored 2A is a column shift, but not a VEC. It also may have the Hudson steering mod. It’s rim style is hard to find, too. Not sure how much value is actually here though.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323746462589785/

“We have two Willys Jeeps. One of the units has a column shift (pretty rare) . I understand around 650k we’re built only 29k with column shift. Not sure of running condition all were bought on estate. Not sure of mileage , year, etc. Make offer.”

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1953 CJ-3B Houston, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s rough and a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/376564823876140

“I have this project I need the money I was going to fix it but don’t have the time , engine will turn but won’t start I’m not getting spark on the spark plug I replace some parts but may be the cables , I don’t have the title for it so will come with a bill of sell”

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1946 CJ-2A Belton, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Ran when parked.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3142709519296274

“1946 keep Willy. Parked 2 years ago and it ran. I think all it needs is a new carburetor and some TLC. Open to offers No low ballers! Very rare item I know what it’s worth. Have been putting off selling it for years but just don’t have the time to make it look pretty again!”

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1955 Blunder Boys Movie w/ Real Jeep?

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

Blaine spotted what appears to be a jeep in the background of this Three Stooges movie. The jeep appears at the 1:08 mark and is shot from a couple angles until the 2:35 mark.

Can you spot the jeep and what model does it most look like to you? To me there are elements that make it look like it was originally a jeep, but it also has some elements that don’t look correct for this particular model.

https://archive.org/details/166.BlunderBoys1955ShempLarryMoe

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Buick V6 History Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this video that provides some history about the Buick V6. What the narrator doesn’t mention is that by 1965 installations of the Buick V6 were already happening in places like Salt Lake City, where a local dealer was installing them. At least one article in Four Wheeler Magazine also mentions the modifications necessary for a Buick V6 install. Unfortunately, my jeep mags are still stored, so I don’t have the Four Wheeler article handy to share.

(The good news is that we are nearly done with our master bedroom remodel. Once we move in there, we can remodel our ‘family room/office’, which is where we are sleeping right now, where I plan to display and shelve my books/binders until I can remodel the shop … one step at a time)

 
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Tractor Field Books

• CATEGORIES: Features

Since this post about a 1954 Tractor Field Book ad for the Farm Jeep, Barry has been able to track down some Tractor Field Books and post the information at Farmjeep.com. If you are a vintage tractor fan and haven’t heard of the books, I think you’ll like them.

https://www.farmjeep.com/tractor-field-book/

This page from the 1951 Tractor Field Book advertised the Universal Jeep, but post of the book covers standard tractors:

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Trench Art Exhibit at NOLA National WWII Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This article that Bill spotted mentions a trench art exhibit at the National WWII Museum, a place I still want to visit. I wouldn’t be surprised it there’s a few trench art jeeps there, too.

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/article_6542294e-1592-11ec-b22f-479c562f0e04.html

Here’s one example of a trench art SEEP at the exhibit:

 
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1948 CJ-2A Onalaska, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Seems worth a look.

“1948 Willy’s CJ2A- 231 Buick V6,3spd w/Warn OD,5.38 gears,recent tune,fluids changed,new alternator,seats,gas tank. Runs,drives and stops. Not a mint one owner but cool old Willy’s to have fun with.”

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Converto Dump Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Bill spotted this nice looking Converto Airborne Dump Trailer.

View all the information on ebay

“You are bidding only on a fully restored, WWII Air Transportable, Dump Trailer, manufactured by Converto.  Believed to be a 1944.  This trailer was often transported to remote areas and used in construction projects.  It was typically towed with a jeep as both could be transported inside a WWII C-47 Cargo Plane.  The trailer was originally purchased from the estate of a WWII member of the 20th Air Force, and marked in his honor upon restoration. No Title.  Sold with a bill of sale only. ”

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1948 CJ-2A Powdersville, SC $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This has a rare Boston hardtop.

https://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/d/greenville-1948-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7426813224.html

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“48 Willys CJ-2A with a title in my name.
Rough shape but all there except interior.
All drivetrain is there. The engine is newer not the original flat head. Has an over head valve engine that I’m pretty sure is bad. Does have a rare hardtop with one door that’s in bad shape but probably fixable.
I’ve owned the jeep for years and realized I’m not going to have time to do anything with it.
Looking for $1000 will negotiate in person if you’re interested.
Feel free to call or text me with any questions.”

 
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1955 CJ-3B Fall City, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/21/2021) Martin’s got this CJ-3B with a plow, OD, and Kelly hardtop for sale.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/d/preston-1955-willys-cj3b/7419214629.html

“Selling my willys Jeep with hydraulic snow plow and warn overdrive. Runs, drives and stops. Has doors for hardtop. Could use some tranny work. No trades. Will consider reasonable offer. Call for details.”

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1946 Drag/Dune Jeep Cle Elum, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , , .

This could have a Bobcat shell body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/223529036307712

“SD 7AL-2 with two step full wiring/gauges/switch panel. Dana 60 rear end/, 6:17 gears/with spool. 2WD. Full float leaf spring suspension with ladder bars. Reverse shackle with straight axle front end. TIRES/WHEELS/WHEELIE BARS NOT INCLUDED ($3k price drop). 12 point cage, five point harnesses, suspension race seats mounted on cage, Seat covers in excellent condition. Halon full suppression (extinguisher) system. No motor. Set up for SBC on alcohol or gas, plus power glide or TH 400. WILLING TO PART… OBO”

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