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Ranger & Remodeling

• CATEGORIES: Features

We’ve had some family visiting this weekend, which is why updates have been thin the last few days. More updates Monday.

First, earlier this week some nearby folks who were moving to the west-side of the state posted their 2015 Full-size Polaris Ranger with Turf mode and low miles (1800mi) plus spray equipment for sale for $7000. The price was too good for us to pass up, so we brought this rig home.


One big reason we got this was that Ann’s knees preclude her from using a stiff clutch (like that of a jeep), so this is a much more practical vehicle for her to enter/exit and drive around the property. In two days it has already proven its value (for fun and work).

The weather hit the mid-60s yesterday, so I’ve been able to get more of the old dove-cage removed. the next step will be to move the propane tank. Meanwhile, I’ll be leveling the dirt in anticipation of adding gravel and then raised garden beds. Here is a before and after comparison (the wood had has been removed and the area is actually partly dug out).


In the meantime, during a cold stretch in late Feb/Early March, we made more progress inside. This time, we’ve completed the remodel of a room that was, under the previous owner, an entertainment room, then it became our bedroom when we moved into he house. Now that we’ve moved into the master bedroom, it has become Ann’s craft room.

Here is a before pic taken by the previous owner:


This photo shows roughly the same angle:


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Stratton Lift @

• CATEGORIES: Features

Barry updated a Land Rover post that takes a look at a Stratton-lift-like 3-point lift behind a Land Rover.


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1981 Mitsubishi Bellingham, WA Auction

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Blaine shared this auction.×4–open-top/?g=all-categories&ipp=100&q=&ref=catalog

“4 cylinder diesel engine, 4 spd manual transmission, manual hubs and transfer case, am radio, heater, front PTO winch, 9R15 tires.”


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1967 CJ-5 Bellingham, WA Auction


Blaine shared this one, too. It has a PTO winch and warn hubs, so there’s a little bit of parts value here.–non-operable/?g=all-categories&cpage=4&ipp=100&q=&ref=catalog

“Parts Jeep, 4 cyl gas engine, front PTO winch, soft top, 4 x4. manual transmission, 235/75R15 tires”


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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Martinsville, IL ProxiBid


This non-running lefty’s current high bid is $3400. There are four days to go.

“1948 Willys CJ2A 4wd jeep, 4 cylinder eng., manual trans., 12-15 tires, showing 40,213 miles – Non running”

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Newest Authenticast Surrey DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

eBay has been a bit frustrating lately as there has been a dearth of interesting vintage jeep items to purchase (especially interesting brochures). However, I did spot this Authenticast jeep for sale. The front bumper is broken (which seems the norm), but I do have the broken piece, so I will try to put it back together. Importantly, the straps, fringe and spare tire are all there (these are the three things most often missing).

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1948 CJ-2A Piney Flats, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

Tom shared this nice looking CJ-2A.

“1948 Willys CJ2a new rebuild new motor new tub No trades in East Tennessee”

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3 M-38A1s Yerington, NV


This seller has two projects M-38A1s and one complete one posted in two different ads.

1) 1952 M-38A1 $7900:

“1952 M38a1 military jeep. Runs great, clean title, 12 volt conversion, but no canvas.”


2) 2 1952 M-38A1 Projects $3500:

“Two 1952 M38a1 military jeeps (project). One95% complete with full drivetrain installed. 2nd rolling chassis with separate engine, transmission, and tcase. One extra tub, one new floor and some extra parts $3500 for all”

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1968 M-274 Mule Belton, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Looks like a good price.

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“I am selling a 1968 Baifield Industries USMC Mule M274a5. It has a Hercules A0-42 gas engine that runs great. It has 4×4, low & high range, and 4-wheel steer. We use it all the time to check cows and crops on the farm. It is fun to drive and always starts right up. Please message me if interested.”

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1946 CJ-2A Shandon, CA $9500


Looks in good shape.

“Nice Willys 1946, 327 motor, Manson 4 speed tranny, overdrive, Dana 44s, spindles available, winch, special starter”

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1959 Truck Lemoore, CA $40,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

An unusual truck build.

‘”Willys pu hot rod trade for 55-57 gasser or show car hot rod”

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1948? JeepRod Long Beach, CA $85,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

This one has a hefty price tag. Listed as a 1948, this could actually be a modified DJ-3A convertible.

“Selling my 1948 Willy Jeep Rat Rot for $85k. Spent a lot of money to build it from ground up. This is an authentic vehicle for you old school car lover. Drives great.”

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1953 CJ-3B Dually/Auger Phoenix, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(01/03/2022) This is a big, unusual project. I might have posted this when it was first listed, but I can’t locate it at the moment.

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“This Jeep was sitting for many years. It was an auger during its working life. I got it from a guy who installed fences along property lines in Apache County in Arizona’s White Mountains, intending to get it running but it became a project that went to the back burner.

I took the head off to see why the engine did not turn completely over and discovered that one of the valves is stuck. The cylinders are smooth and free of any scoring and the pistons move freely up until the point where the valve sticks. The Jeep was down due to a broken gear in the auger’s drive mechanism not because there was a problem with the engine or transmission. The original F head engine had been swapped out with a CJ2A L head engine.

I bought a bunch of parts for it. I have a replacement starter, distributor, carburetor, rear drivers side brake drum(already installed), master cylinder, brake lines, wheel cylinders and rebuild kits, shift knobs and rubber boots, etc. I even bought a new 6 volt battery for it but never installed and now due to sitting, it fails to hold a charge. It may be salvageable by opening the case and desulfering it. They are all included. All the parts for the auger are there including the broken pinion gear that needs to have the broken teeth built up or a new gear made up.I am selling it as is as I do not have the time to continue it.
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1984 CJ-8 Alaska Postal Jeep Bagdad, AZ $19,998

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

It’s been a while since I’ve listed one of these: a rare Alaskan Postal CJ-8 Scrambler. It’s estimated there are around 50 of these left.

“1984 cj8 scrambler Alaskan postal Jeep. Original power train, 4.2l, tf999 automatic transmission, 3 inch lift with newer 33 in tires, right hand drive. Less than 350 of these were made for the Alaskan postal services. May consider trades.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Project Phoenix, AZ $6500


There’s still plenty of work to do on this Lefty.

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“Here is a piece of History it is a project that is about 80% restored frame up axles brake lines have all been redone powder coated transmissions been rebuilt motor original tornado 4 cylinder was in the process of being rebuilt have all the hood and fenders all necessary parts boxes and boxes of original parts (everything) I have the original seat frame rails to be reupholstered just ran out of time moving out of town can’t keep all my toys.

my loss your gain clean Arizona title also has an option of a large Ford motor pictured and adapter plates to built in I’d keep everything original original motor looks great pm anymore info the jeep is located in east mesa clean AZ title in hand frame up resto has been started also have some more photos in my phone I will upload”

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1964 CJ-5 Tux Park IV Lexington, KY $1500


This could be a good parts jeep. Thanks to Tom for sharing it.

“I have a 1964 Tuxedo Park jeep does run has a real small tank in the back NO TITLE it is 3 speed on the column it’s 4cyl does have some rust 1500 obo NO TRADES PLEASE DONT WASTE MY TIME, IF YOU DONT LIKE THE PRICE THEN MAKE A OFFER WILL NOT WIGGLE MUCH”

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1963 FC-150 Beverly Hills, CA $14,850

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

The seller indicates this is running, but the engine isn’t installed yet? Am I just confused?

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“Just finished painting the Jeep the 2016 Jeep mojito green. Going throw the engine installing new breaks and clutch. Not installed yet. This is a chance to own a 1963 Jeep FC-150 4×4 truck. The original engine is running needs breaks gas tank cleaned out and a new clutch. A very rare rust free truck”

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1946 CJ-2A Sanger, CA $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2021) Unclear how much value is here.

“1946 willys cj2a buggy project. Clean Cali title in my name. Original flathead I4 powertrain. Previous owner rebuilt motor. Last ran 10 years ago. I’m just never going to get back to it.”

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Sand Jeep Project Norco, CA $19,000


The price includes a 20′ trailer.

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“For Sale : 2 wheel drive Sand Jeep project. Almost complete. 2×3 steel chassis 9 inch shorted to 33” 543 ring & pinion on a spool Moser Axles Coil over w/ ladder bars Mocked up for BBC Powerglide w/ brake – built Drive line 5500 stall converter new flywheel BBC Chevy is apart / new aluminum heads. Dart intake new starter Elec fuel pump Body is all fiberglass except for hood. Howe aluminum 31” radiator Weld Draglite wheels front & rear B&M ratchet shifter Jeep is sheet metaled Aluminum fuel cell Battery tray installed To much to list – car is ready to put together. $26,000 invested. I’ll take $17,000 for the Jeep $19,000w/ the 20’ trailer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Vista, CA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2021) It’s unclear how much value is here.


“1946 Willys 2a, looks rough but has good bones on it. Has a 283 corvette motor with 350 heads, edelbrock intake and holly carb, and headers. Sm420 4speed with granny gear barely used maybe 1000 miles on it. Obviously its a project and needs a lot of work. Have lots of extra part, comes with a custom top, a half shell, a pto winch that came with it. The motor turned when it was parked 10 years ago. Its been in the family for 25 years and hate to get rid of it. I have the title and its on an upnto date non op.”

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1954 CJ-3B Phoenix, AZ $9500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/20/2022) This fiberglass body may be the 3B Bobcat version. It’s got the wide brim in the back and the long steps. But, it is difficult to tell for sure.

“1954 willys jeep. 351 Ford
C4 automatic transmission
Power steering
Dana 44s
Air conditioning
Fiberglass tub
Asking ninety 5 hundred”


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Year? Custom Flattie Norwalk, CA $15,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

The headlight bezels might hit at this being a CJ-V35U, but it also is a pretty big mish-mash of parts. There must be a good story behind this creation. Unfortunately, there is no description provided.

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Signage @ eWillys

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The other day I replaced an old antique yoke the previous owner had hung over the shop door with this eWillys sign. The sign was given to me back in 2013 by the Spring Willys Reunion committee, along with a Toledo Brick award, as a thanks for my work with eWillys. It’s hard to believe that that event was nine years ago!


Now that I have additional wall space in the shop, if anyone has some vintage jeep signs that you just don’t know what to do with them, drop me a note at and maybe we can work something out.


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Year? Mil-Ner Ambulance Model 475-4WD Brochure

I missed out on winning this brochure on eBay. Though stamped “1960”, the early grille plus the Willys-Overland branding on the brochure suggests Mil-Ner’s ambulance modifications may have been one of the earliest example of the Jeep being turned into an ambulance.

There is only printing on the front of the page. The back was blank.


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Early 1960s Dualmatic Hub Information

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Dave found and shared these photos of a Dualmatic hub box with an information sheet inside it.

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