To Top

Service Jeep Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Speaking of service jeeps, Glenn shared this photo of a neat looking dually service jeep off of Facebook.

The caption reads: “Here is a postcard of the Pig Hip Restaurant and Edwards City Service station (later the Phillips 66), 101 West Oak St., Broadwell, Illinois on Route 66.”

route-66-service-station-jeep-postcard.

 
To Top

1964 CJ-3B Monterey, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Someone will hope on this late 3B quickly. If I didn’t have my hands full with this FC …

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1468291700701514

“Nice clean Jeep reg ready to go. Come look and drive. New registration ready to go.”

1964-cj3b-monterey-cali6 1964-cj3b-monterey-cali7 1964-cj3b-monterey-cali8 1964-cj3b-monterey-cali9

 
To Top

1942 GPW? Chico, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

This has a variety of mods, but still has GPW tool box lids.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/918597729618294

“1942 Willys jeep.Front end of Jeep has a 8000 pound warm sidewire, winch. Front end has been completely rebuilt. It has a V six motor with throttle body Injection. It has disc breaks all the way around and hubs all the way around. Transfer case is brand new is a 29 tooth instead of 26. The rear end has a floating rear axle. To lock in hubs and to tow. And lots of stuff that go with.”

1942-mb-chico-cali5 1942-mb-chico-cali6 1942-mb-chico-cali7 1942-mb-chico-cali8 1942-mb-chico-cali9

 
To Top

CJ-2A PTO Setup Plus Roper? Auger Santa Rosa, CA $1600

• CATEGORIES: Parts This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Looks like a good price for all of that.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2400505070145285

“Take off from Vintage CJ2A Jeep, PTO Unit and Auger Drill set up. Plus misc parts, In good condition but needs cleaning .”

cj2a-pto-roper-auger-santarosa-ca7 cj2a-pto-roper-auger-santarosa-ca8 cj2a-pto-roper-auger-santarosa-ca9

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Salinas, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/19/2024) Looks in good shape. It has updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1271271340211933

1946-cj2a-salinas-ca-6 1946-cj2a-salinas-ca-7 1946-cj2a-salinas-ca-8 1946-cj2a-salinas-ca-9

“1946 willy’s CJ-2A dana 44s front and rear with lockers. Sm420 trans with a granny low and warn overdrive. Brakes and seats were replaced last year. Disk breaks in the front drums in the rear. It has a small block chevy v8 motor and plenty of power. It has some bondo on the hood and fenders but it is rust free and the tub is in good shape. Has power steering and other features. Very good rock crawler and will hit 70mph on the highway.”

 
To Top

1952 Modified Truck Flanders, NJ $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Here’s an unusual build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/605328924848200

“1952 Jeep Willys, 350ci Chevy small block with automatic transmission, 2-4 barrel carburetors, Completely Done, Ready to Run.”

1952-truck-proctor-wv5 1952-truck-proctor-wv7 1952-truck-proctor-wv8 1952-truck-proctor-wv9

 
To Top

Late Model NOS CJ-5 Passenger Side Body Panel Flanders, NJ $250

• CATEGORIES: Parts This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

John spotted this part. I don’t think I’ve seen a side panel shaped like that. Was it in 1975 or 1976 that the Jeep name was dropped so low on the cowl?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/764593441671685

“NOS Body Side from dealer, original AMC Jeep part. Located just off exit 27 of I-80. Many other Jeep CJ parts available.”

1976-later-cowl-piece-nj

 
To Top

1943 GPW? Salinas, CA $8200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

It’s a project. It appears to have a Ford frame, but it has MB tool box lids.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/911331847097163

“1943 Ford GPW. Needs a new starter, oil pump, oil filter and radiator. Other than that runs great. I have 4 Denman tires and a winch that goes with it. Send me an offer!”

1943-gpw-salinas-cali6 1943-gpw-salinas-cali7 1943-gpw-salinas-cali8 1943-gpw-salinas-cali9

 
To Top

1960 CJ-5 Massillon, OH $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available. Will notes that the CJ-5 body is sitting on an FC-150 wide-track chassis. This unusual CJ-5 looks widened..

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/851596403378646

“Rare find – Custom 1960 Willy’s FC-150 Jeep 4X4. 289 Motor. 3 Speed Manual Shift. Diamond plate floor. ****mileage not known **** No holds. Pickup in Jackson Township.”

1960-cj5-massilloh-oh6 1960-cj5-massilloh-oh7 1960-cj5-massilloh-oh8 1960-cj5-massilloh-oh9

 
To Top

1946? CJ-2A Modesto, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Listed as a 1952, this looks to be an early CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1471671663418468

“Vintage willys forsale sold to highest offer / comes with parts u see in pics original engine/ I’m not sure of the year or model comes with bill of sale any questions lmk thank you 3k obo”

year-cj2a-modesto-ca5 year-cj2a-modesto-ca7 year-cj2a-modesto-ca8 year-cj2a-modesto-ca9

 
To Top

Unusual Flatfender Hardtop Britton, MI $100

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

If this is home made, it is pretty well done.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/704689591822175

“Willys early Jeep home made light weight top no rear window top side is aluminum & sides are steel Britton Mi”

flatfender-aluminum-hardtop-britton-mi7 flatfender-aluminum-hardtop-britton-mi8 flatfender-aluminum-hardtop-britton-mi9

 
To Top

1948 CJ-2A Rohnert Park, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/23/2024) This one hasn’t been running since 1974.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/235334319594460

“1948 Willys Jeep , 265 bored out to 283 , cam, glass pacts, 539 rear end. Used for deer hunting, last ran 1974, selling as is, mileage unknown”

1948-cj2a-rohnertpark-cali6 1948-cj2a-rohnertpark-cali7 1948-cj2a-rohnertpark-cali8 1948-cj2a-rohnertpark-cali9

 
To Top

1946 CJ-2A Oakhurst, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/28/2023) Rolling chassis with “wonderful” body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3653338314951029

“46’ Willy. Rolling chassis. The tub is in wonderful condition.  NO motor or trans. NO paperwork as is Located in oakhurst firm on price you’re more than welcome to make an offer. No low ballers.”

1946-cj2a-oakhurst-cali8 1946-cj2a-oakhurst-cali9

 
To Top

Year? CJ-3A Santa Margarita, CA $2100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2023) Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/858423522170369

“50 cj3 pinto moter no time to restore”

year-cj3a-sm-ca6 year-cj3a-sm-ca7 year-cj3a-sm-ca8 year-cj3a-sm-ca9

 
To Top

1965 Jeep News Volume 11 Number 1

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

This eight-page 1965 Jeep News Volume 11 Number 1 kicked off 1965 with the announcement that 1964 had been the best sales year in history. The article specifically targets the Tux Park CJ-5s as an important driver of the success. Page two shares the news that the Kaiser-backed Willys Overland do Brasil had begun building a second plant in Brazil; also noteworthy is that the Brazilian company was the largest publicly held company in Brazil at that time.

Page three contains an article about Pope Paul IV conferring the order of St. Gregory upon the President of the Industrias Kaiser Argentina S.A., which, to me, seems a curious distinction given all the other people in the world doing important things and the fact that the Knights Commander seems a fairly rare award (I tried to find the total number of recipients, but had no luck). Lower on the page is a photo of a CJ-3B carrying the Pope in Bombay, which causes the cynic in me to wonder about the timing of these two events. I’m sure it’s a coincidence.

Page four is dealer news. Page five covers the use of Tux Parks in former President Kennedy’s inauguration parade. We’ve seen a couple of these with the dash plaque pop up for sale since the start of eWillys. Page six tells the story of the John B. Calfee family, who traveled Europe driving a Wagoneer that pulled a travel trailer. Pages seven and eight have a few different mini-stories and photos.

1965-jeep-news-vol11-no1-1 1965-jeep-news-vol11-no1-2 1965-jeep-news-vol11-no1-3 1965-jeep-news-vol11-no1-4 1965-jeep-news-vol11-no1-5

 

 
To Top

November 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

One of the blurbs this four-page November 1962 issue highlights is the introduction of an electric motor kit for the Forward Control Jeeps.

1962-10-jeep-service-and-parts-news1 1962-10-jeep-service-and-parts-news2 1962-10-jeep-service-and-parts-news3

Form D-119 Parts and Accessories Bulletin: Electric Wiper Kit

1962-11-d119-parts-and-accessories-bulletin-fc-electric-wipers

 
To Top

The Airstream-Jeep Rabbit Hole

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features, videos • TAGS: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Some of you may have seen an image of a CJ-2A setup to pull an Airstream trailer that has gone around Facebook. Unfortunately, there was no history attached to that image. So, that’ got me hunting for more information. Below is my quick education on the Airstream history. I’m sure some of. you folks know more, so correct me if need be.

I was able to find a few more images of that CJ-2A and trailer, which has led me to believe that Airstream founder Wally Byam used that jeep, probably purchased in Europe, to pull his trailer around Europe during Wally’s first trip in 1948, which he used to scout various countries for future caravans. However, I have so far been unable to find anyone explicitly saying that Wally did that. But, the jeep is a CJ-2A, so the timeline fits. The top looks similar to other European tops of the late 1940s, and in Europe I suspect there weren’t many vehicle options at that time. Here are the pics I found, the first being the one circulating on Facebook:

wally-byam-airstream-cj2a

Wally Byam sitting in one of his early trailers. A Cj-2A with a European style top appears to be the pull-rig. I believe this would be 1948.

This photo, clearly in Europe, was posted on this site taken in Turkey, from the 1948 trip:

wally-byam-airstream-cj2a3

And this photo posted on this site. I assume this is in Europe, but cannot confirm it:

wally-byam-airstream-cj2a2

As the Airstream trailer business grew, Wally began encouraging traveling, leading some international caravans himself.

In 1951, he led a trip into Mexico and Central America, using what looks to be an early Jeep Wagon.

wally-byam-airstream-wagon2

I found this example of a wagon pulling a trailer, but can’t determine when or where this occurred.

wally-byam-airstream-wagon1

Eventually, Wally assembled the first around-the-world Airstream caravan that travelled over the course of 1963-1964 30,000 miles through thirty countries with 104 people in 40 Airstream trailers. Here’s a video about one family’s take on the event.

According to the video’s summary, Journalist Mac Smith was hired to document the trip and brought along his wife Jackie and their three children, Lorie, Judy, and Scott. Mac would go on to write an account of the Around the World Caravan in his 1966 book, Thank You, Marco Polo: The Story of the First Around-the-World Trailer Caravan [which appears to be out of print].”

So, as you can see, I kind of fell down a rabbit hole of Airstream history.

 
To Top

Ohio State Patrol’s CJ-2As and Trailers

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

While researching the Airstream history, I discovered a couple photos of the Ohio State Patrol’s communication trailers and jeeps, purchased in ’46 or ’47. There were several of these combos used for special tasks, such as enforcing aviation offenses.

This photo was posted to Cleveland.com (have to scroll down a bit):

ohio-state-highway-patrol-jeep-and-trailer1

This photo was posted onto LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ohio-state-highway-patrol_oshp90th-activity-7126255477654523905-RtsY?trk=public_profile_like_view

ohio-state-highway-patrol-jeep-and-trailer2

 
To Top

DJ-3A Production Years and Serial Numbers

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

This image used to be on Bruce Again’s JeepSurreyGala website. I figured it would be good to repost them here. They show the serial numbers of DJ-3A Dispatcher and Surrey models over the production period 1956-1965. As you can see, the 1962 year is missing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 
To Top

Military DJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Barney added to this discussion. He had a customer who refurbed a military DJ-5. 

Barney wrote: “Years ago I sold parts to a customer who had a military DJ5. He restored it to USMC tribute because it had been a Marine Corp vehicle. I have attached 2 photos. Note that it is left hand drive.  He said they were used for base runabouts – messengers, delivery, etc. Obviously the graphics are not original but a tribute to his own service with the Corps.

I know the military used CJ5s stateside in the 70s and 80s and even in civilian colors as if they had got it from a dealership. Saw a 73 CJ that was and  metallic green with a white Meyers hard top   and a blue cherry on top as it was an MP Jeep at Fort Ord CA. I saw it patrolling the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey”

Dale Harris 2 Dale Harris 1

============================

Chris was kind enough to share images of his DJ-5 that was purchased my the military. It just shows that the AM General DJ-5s were used by more than just the USPS.

dj5-military-chris1 dj5-military-chris2 dj5-military-chris3 dj5-military-chris4

 
To Top

DJ-3A Carter Carb Forms

• CATEGORIES: Documents This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Matthew was kind enough to send along a scan he did of the YF2392s Carter Carburetor used on a variety of DJ-3As. This is Form 5170A. A later form, 5170D, features the YF2392sa version of the carb.

Carter-2392S-matthew-scan1 Carter-2392S-matthew-scan2

I’ll include here a comment from this discussion of these same carbs, which also includes the linkage issue I ran into, that was copied by Charles Tate from a now-non-working-thread from an old CJ-3Bpage discussion (that quoted Bruce Agan):

Hi Barry. As a DJ3A Enthusiast I have to limit my response to that carburetor only.

Quote from Bruce Agan (jeepsurreygala.com) and premier expert on DJ3A Dispatchers September 20, 2011 07:42 PM

“the dj has always used the YF carb. 1955-56 parts lists show both the YF 2392 & YF 738S & 738SA carbs used on the early DJs. the YF 738 carb was the original carb used on the 4-63, VJ-2, VJ-3 (Jeepster”

Quote from OLDTIME from Deriks CJ3B bulletin board

“The specifications for the 2392 S are not identical to the more commonly found Jeep YF carburetors.
That implies differences such as the main metering jets, the metering rods etc. ”

Those specifications can be seen on Carter form #’s 5170 and 5170d

The difference between yf2392s and 2392sa was likely going from a air bypass check ball an air bypass check needle.

As said Barry I know absolutely nothing about the earlier CJ3A carbureator per sey. What I ‘think’ is that the YF Series carburetor used on the DJ3A dispatcher had a larger throat bore.

IF SO, then we can refer back to this comment from KEN (OLDTIME)

“Larger diameter throat bore = decrease air velocity = increase of the air % to fuel % = lean fuel mix =
better operation at high altitude or burnt valves at designated altitude”

If all of the above is true then it might also be true that better operation doesn’t necessarily equate to more actual horsepower???

More information and my actual rebuilding of a yf2392s carburetor here along with some of the research quoted”

 
To Top

1976 CJ-5 Sussex, WI $14,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

Someone went all out with this rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3678135442466654

“1976 Jeep CJ 5, 304ci V-8, Custom headers, 4 spd (Granny Low), 3.70 (stock) rear end, Fiberglass Tub(all other steel is Jeep o.g.), Original Jeep hardtop, Full frame off restoration finished in 2010, Rebuilt Engine, Trans, Rear End, Brakes ect. 12,000 miles since restoration, Have original bumpers, Have back seat(matches front seats), Custom Straight Line Interior. $14,000”

1976-cj5-sussex-wi6 1976-cj5-sussex-wi7 1976-cj5-sussex-wi8 1976-cj5-sussex-wi9

 
To Top

1970 CJ-5 (Canada-made) Hamden, CT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

John and Jeff shared this Canadian-made CJ-5. It looks in good shape. That’s a curious radio setup in the dash.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/d/hamden-vintage-wd-1970-jeep-cj5-with/7718824121.html

or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/776254771044083/

“Unique GM Buick “fireball” 90-degree 225 cu in (3.7 L) “The Dauntless” V6 engine.
🔹Ample horsepower curve at 160HP and broad torque of 235 ft. lbs.
🔹T-14 manual three-speed transmission with Dana 18 transfer case with a single stick.
🔹2-barrel carburetor.
🔹Dana 27A 4.88 gears open diff front axle.
🔹Possibly the factory 30 spline one-piece flanged offset rear diff Dana 44.
🔹15-inch Kelsey Hayes rim and hub
🔹11-gallon gas tank located under the driver seat.
🔹Meyer M-III Cab, safety glass station wagon visibility.
🔹Roll-down windows, and easy-access rear opening.
🔹Custom-classic Meyer U-13 Serial Electric Hydraulic snowplow pump.

🗽Ride proud and take home a piece of Americana’s culture and history. It is a definite classic collector item. The 1970 Jeep CJ-5 is an iconic vehicle that holds a special place in automotive history and the Buick “fireball” V6 left a lasting mark on automotive history.

💰Place your offer by DM, text, email, or in person. The starting offer must be more than $10,000. Serious offers only. Kindly, place your highest and best offer.”

1970-cj5-hamden-ct3

1970-cj5-hamden-ct6

 

1970-cj5-hamden-ct8

1970-cj5-hamden-ct7

1970-cj5-hamden-ct9

Continue reading

 
To Top

1956 CJ-3B Abington, CT $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/25/2023) This has a rare ventilation windshield. This appears to have been part of a Salem Air Station Search and Rescue Team.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1010014566870701

“F Head 4 cylinder
Motor rebuilt 2 years ago
Restored 20 years ago
Mileage 2,000 on motor since rebuild
Comes with soft top and doors”

1956-cj3b-putnam-ny5

1956-cj3b-putnam-ny6

1956-cj3b-putnam-ny7

1956-cj3b-putnam-ny8

1956-cj3b-putnam-ny9

 
To Top

1947 CJ-2A Yucaipa, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000 .. I thought this one had sold.

(07/03/2023) It’s a project with a 283/t90 combo and 2 225 Buick V6s, along with an SM420.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/943048480129807

1947-cj2a-yucaipa-cali

“1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A. M38 body CJ3a windshield T-90 3 speed 283 small block Chevy Motor is good, just pulled it to replace the distributor and I take manifold. Motor is still out, I don’t have time or desire to finish it. Trades welcome. Examples: Center Console fishing boat Ford Maverick Grabber and other muscle cars (1975 and older) Truck bed camper 8′ Hobie PA14 Datsun 510 / Z Honda XR650L”