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Year? DJ-3A Convertible Diamond Bar, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2021) Listed as a 1945, this looks to be a DJ-3A convertible that’s been modified with four wheel drive.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/676541556372550

“1945 willys jeep Clean title Drives good Buick v6 engine 3 speed transmission”

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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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1947 CJ-2A Shattuck, OK $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(02/14/2021) This hasn’t run in a while.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/771178463475666

“1947 Willys jeep. Original drive train. Flathead 4 cylinder. Ran when parked but has been sitting.”

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Facebook Marketplace’s ‘Disappearing’ Ads

• CATEGORIES: Features

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Has anyone else noticed this behavior by FB Marketplace?

Disappearing ADs:

Yesterday, Ann told me about her recent experiences with FB Marketplace. While I have only posted one item to FB Marketplace (a car that sold in a day), she has posted multiple items (furniture from the old house). She said that her listing will appear for a day or two, then seems to disappear to the point that it’s hard to find using FB’s search mechanism. A week or two later, she receives a notice informing her that for $3, she can make her ad more visible.

So, basically, you can list for free, but then you need to pay money to make it easier for potential buyers to spot your ad. (other folks have reported their ads can be difficult to locate, such as here and here and here).

This better explains issues I’ve had with FB Marketplace. While doing searches, I occasionally find jeeps that I see for the first time, but have actually been available on FB for weeks. Knowing that I’d already searched in the region previously, sometimes multiple times, it has puzzled me as to why I haven’t seen some ads on a more timely basis.

Example: I regularly (at least semi-weekly) search FB ads in California, yet sometimes jeeps pop up that have been listed for a couple weeks that I have yet to see.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m not a fan of FB Marketplace (the search function sucks and I don’t like that you have to sign up with FB to view ads), but there are so many jeeps (and jeep groups) on FB that it’s hard to run eWillys and not follow FB. If my wife’s experience is accurate, then FB is manipulating (no surprise) ads far more than I realized. 

Users Using Free & $1 ads to get priority:

Additionally, this user claims that ads listed for $1 (but with a price listed within the description)  actually get higher billing than a similar ad with the price correctly listed in the price field. I couldn’t find much discussion about this on the internet. It’s worth examining closer.

 

 
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Video of 1946 CJ-2A Priced at $26,900 (Has Sold)

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This 1946 CJ-2A has sold, but I thought the video was worth seeing. The jeep looks in good company surrounded by those classic cars. While it has a few extras (modern soft top and a gas can holder off the PTO bar), it’s still a beautiful looking example of an early 2A.

Here’s the original ad: https://www.schmitt.com/inventory/1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/

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1963 Slide of Hawaii Gala DJ-3A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This Hawaiian rental DJ-3A Gala looks great shape.

View all the information on eBay

“You are looking at an original Kodachrome slide featuring a young woman posing for a picture with a pink Willys Jeep tour vehicle while on a trip to Hawaii in 1963.”

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November 1953 Willys Motors Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This understated 1953 post-Kaiser-purchase ad was published in the November issue of The American City Magazine.

View all the information on ebay

“953 WILLYS MOTORS UTILITY VEHICLES SALES ART AD
AUTHENTIC MAGAZINE ADVERTISING.
OVERALL PRINT AREA IS 7 X 10 INCHES.
IN GOOD CONDITION.”

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1962 FC-150 Lincoln, NE eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

This may be Chicago Fire Jeep #757, which was converted into a hydrant thawing FC in 1978. As you can in the pics on the 3B page, it’s got the similar fenders and bumper.

View all the information on eBay

“Mid-America Motors
2401 Fairfield Street
Lincoln Nebraska, 68521
Office/Fax 402-477-4426

Rod’s Cell 402-560-0766 Anytime….
For Sale Rare Hard To Find 1962 Willys Jeep CF150 4X4 Cab Forward 150″ Wheel Base Pickup….
Very Low Production Around 700 Units Built Of The CF150 Model In 1962….
Believed To Be A Former Chicago Fire Department Unit #757….
Miles Show 1,841 Can Not Confirm….

Clear Colorado Title In Hand….
Runs And Drove On The Trailer, No Brakes And The Fuel Pump Went Bad, Have Located A New Fuel Pump….
Has Some Rust (see the pictures)….
Needs Front And Rear Windshield Glass Also Both Door Glass….
Looks Like The Box Was Built For The Fire Department And No Tail Gate….
Will Help Load The Jeep….
Please Look At The Pictures….”

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1946 CJ-2A Rock Hill, MD eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is powered by an L-161.

View all the information on eBay

“For sale running and driving 1946 Willy’s CJ2A. Jeep is a good cruiser for the summer trails. Currently has a very rare L161 Lightning flathead engine that runs strong with new carb. Jeep shifts through all the gears as it should including 4WD. Equipped with many new parts including aluminum Griffin radiator, fuel tank, 12V conversion w/ new alternator and coil, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, gauges, head lights, tail lights, and much more. Jeep has the usual rust in the driver floor, comes with panel to replace. Clean NJ title. Any questions feel free to ask. Full payment due within 48hrs.

Video of jeep running. Currently stored in workshop.

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1949 Sedan Delivery JeepRod Eagle Creek, OR $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/165448578787202
  2. 1962 Wagon The Dalles, WA $9800: https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/pts/d/dallesport-willys-wagon-1962/7328613993.html
  3. 1948 Sedan Delivery Orange County, CA $2500: https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/pts/d/dallesport-willys-wagon-1962/7328613993.html
  4. Year? Wagon Waterville, WA $15,000: https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/pts/d/dallesport-willys-wagon-1962/7328613993.html
  5. Year? Sedan Delivery Limington, ME $2000: https://maine.craigslist.org/pts/d/limington-willys-panel/7325898397.html
  6. 1956 Wagon Danville, CA $10,000: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/danville-1956-jeep-willys-wagon-updated/7319957314.html
  7. 1960 Wagon Eugene, OR $2200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/186171833235267
  8. 1955 Wagon Redding, CA $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/182019920488563
  9. 1953 Wagon MT. Vernon, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/722581471955163
  10. 1959 Wagon Bozeman, MT $3950: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509748053792009
  11. 1955 Wagon Somerset, CO $8500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/138026388278422
  12. 1958 Wagon San Diego, CA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1011459182925357
  13. 1951 Wagon Artesia, NM $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3690220944394371
  14. 1946 Wagon Artesia, NM $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/504691613981546

TRUCKS:

  1. 1947 Truck Tacoma, WA $13,500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/tacoma-1947-willys-jeep-first-year-of/7330226437.html
  2. 1957 Truck Klamath Falls, OR $18,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1093029161188609
  3. 1950 Truck Missoula, MT $1300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/217327826697524
  4. 1948 Truck Parker, AZ $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1448100775536082
  5. 1950 Truck Taft, CA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463043228353319
  6. 1950 Truck San Tan Valley, AZ $8250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/545341530194040
  7. 1954 Truck Yucaipa, CA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/962391181200864
 
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3 M-151 Wheels and Tires Leavenworth, KS $60

• CATEGORIES: M-151, Tires and Rims

Dallas has these tires and rims for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2900908723501758

“I have three rims/tires for an M151 Mutt. Two of the tires are in decent condition; the third is dried and cracked. Paint is peeling on all three rims but they are in good condition otherwise. All three tubes hold air. $25 each or $60 for the lot. Local pickup in the Leavenworth KS”

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1957 FC-150 Sparks, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It’s a project, but the body looks pretty good.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1454712641553451

“Located Sparks, Nevada. Willing to work with shipper if needed No motor/trans. Body is in pretty good shape besides the one spot where the gas tank sits in last picture. Have I believe most of the parts. Gas tank, Dash with gauges, handles ext. missing side door glass and back glass. It is all flat glass so should be easy to have a glass shop cut it.”

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1957 FC-150 Exeter, CA $8700

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Needs some brake work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/802042830288932

“The Little Red Farm Truck is ready to roll on to its next stop! ❤️ For Sale 1957 Jeep FC150 ❤️ She’s a little temperamental but very rare! Vin# is 10454…one of the first 500 FC models to be built! She starts and runs. Stops…not so much. Currently on no-op. She’s a car show winner! $8700 obo. If you’re looking for a fun way to advertise or a Sunday driver…now is your chance!”

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1949 CJ-3A Molalla, OR $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The seller will be providing a different engine and tranny.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4021488131283707

“49 willies jeep, was used as a sand truck but set up for a rat rod as well. Currently has Pontiac 400 and turbo 400 trans, Ford 9inch rear end with spool and 5.14 gears. Will come with Chrysler 440 and tf 727 trans with manual valve body. Pontiac engine and trans will be removed unless you want to pay 2500 more for that. Full fiberglass body.”

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1962 M-274A2-5 Redmond, OR $5800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

The engine needs work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1364443447251056

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“M274 half ton 4×4 utility platform truck. “Army Mule” Testing the waters here not desperate to sell. About 11,000 made, unknown how many of these military utility ‘s exist?

Motor will run but has a bad cylinder and dumps oil fast. This model has the Hercules engine two cylinder. 3speed manual with 2 speed transfer case. If I sell, would like it to go to someone interested in its restoration. This was a project my dad never got around to.

Body is in pretty good shape. Four wheel steering with full time four wheel drive. Pretty rare ATV that will go anywhere. Popular with ranchers, farmers, hunters, forestry service many possible uses. Not built to be fast or comfortable but extremely durable and reliable. Serious buyers only. Price is firm. Thank you for looking”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Laingsburg, MI $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of parts, but lots of work left.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/281240563731295

“1946 Jeep Willys project. No title. Has most everything you would need to do a ground up restoration. Frame in really good shape. Body a little rough. Have 2 sets of fenders, good, windshield and frame, grille, tailgate, tool box lid, gas tank, 1 seat, axels, engine, transmission and transfer case,l and 2 totes of miscellaneous parts.”

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1948 CJ-2A Crawler Sandpoint, ID $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/05/2021) This has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/457558872053222

“1948 Willy’s crawler with forty inches of flex. Four link rear leaf in front. Dana 60 4.11 Eaton E-locker front axle with a 14 bolt Detroit locker rear. 350 sb TPI with turbo 350 trans with manual valve body reverse lockout 203-205 doubler transfer case. 42” Iroc’s on beadlocks.”

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1948 CJ-2A Davenport, IA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/25/2021) I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/453979332572372

“1948 willys carcass comes with original drive train flathead 4 cylinder 3 speed tranny I believe , comes with the hood roll bars gas tank and tailgate”

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1959 CJ-5 Spanaway, WA $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This includes a PTO winch. Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/304271931332805

“1959 CJ5 F134 manual 4wd Runs and drives, would be a great project, Soft top. Has front mount PTO winch.”

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Early 1960s Anglo-African Trans-World Safari

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

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The March 1963 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine included an article by Brian L. Pinn about the Anglo-African Trans-World Safari, the pics and text of which can be found at The FC Connection.

It turns out there’s a bit more information out there, though not as much as I’d hoped to find, especially given that the group of travelers that made up the trip had access to cameras and film and also given that in January 1963 American Television script-writer John Hicken was supposed to join the group to film the around-the-world adventure.

Without that storehouse of info, or a book, or a movie, we only have the following scraps to better understand the adventure.

South African Derek Linton came up with the idea to travel the world in 1958. At some point, in order to gather equipment, Derek travelled to the United States in 1959. He was photographed at a Ham Radio station in Burlington, Kentucky, a visit later reported in the January issue of Short Wave Magazine:

This map shows the proposed route:

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On September 19, 1961, a photo of Derek Linton and Gerald Cubitt (unsure who he is) was taken by Henry Bush. It’s part of the Henry Bush collection at Shutter Stock:

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Henry Bush/ANL/Shutterstock (5693954a) Anglo-african 1st Expedition Adventurers Derek Linton (left) And Gerald Cubitt. Box 634 413101543 A.jpg. Anglo-african 1st Expedition Adventurers Derek Linton (left) And Gerald Cubitt. Box 634 413101543 A.jpg.

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Anglo-african 1st Expedition Adventurers Derek Linton (left) And Gerald Cubitt. Box 634 413101543 A.jpg.

In the July 27, 1962, issue of the Warren County Observer, a syndicated article appeared by John P. Callahan that shared the news of how the idea for the trip originated and the progress the travelers had made:

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Finally, on January 05, 1963, the Evening Standard (London, England) reported that John Hicken was going to join the crew:

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In March 1963, the Four Wheeler article appeared.

There is also a mention in a 1963 issue of Business Week about the travelers, but I’ve been unable to determine which issue.

After that, I have been unable to learn more about the journey.

 

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Jeep Sign Prices

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ann and I have been taking about transforming the two rooms in the shop (one which would have been my office and the other the wood shop) into a large single room that would contain all my jeep stuff, plus an area for a pool table. Essentially, it would be more of an entertaining space where I could host visitors who might drop by for a visit.

With that in mind, I was looking around at some potential jeep-related signage, a couple things that would be focal pieces. I know prices are hefty on signage, but I wasn’t prepared for the price I found on this 94 1/2″ by 46 1/2″ late 1950s sign. It sold in February of 2020 for $20,000 (before shipping and buyers fees)!!

https://www.icollector.com/RARE-JEEP-4-WHEEL-DRIVE-VEHICLES-DEALER-SIGN_i35651345

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I guess it’s posters and banners for me! lol.

 
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A Creative Hardtop Made During WWII

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

David M. Barlow posted this photo of a jeep top his father made while serving in the Pacific on the island of Peleliu during WWII. Now we know where George Barris got the idea for the Model “T” Buggy top, lol.

George Barris’ Model “T” Buggy:

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1954 CJ-3B Alexandria, MN $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Looks good. Has a government plate on the dash.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498221897883156

“Stored inside. Originally from Las Vegas. New fuel pump and heavy duty battery.”

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1956 Wagon Arcadia, WI $14,850

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This has a variety of updates, yet still looks stock from the outside.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179110937423017

“1956 Willys Wagon, off frame restoration, 4.3 Chevy V6, 5 speed transmission and transfer case, front axle from a 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ 4.10 ratio, rear axle 1999 Ford Explorer 4.10 ratio, power steering, power disk brakes, air conditioning, coated original frame. No rust on floors, original paint, original advertising on doors, only rust on body is showing in pictures. Modern driver, old school look”

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1950 Sedan Delivery Crofton, NE $14,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Looks road ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383371013031074

“14500 or best offer. New Small block Chevy 350 automatic four-wheel-drive air conditioning power assist steering electric power seats disc brakes original frame do not know gear ratio”

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