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1948 CJ-2A Body, Frame, Parts Petaluma, CA $1000 OBO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The dash has been sliced pretty good. The floor has an oval as if it had a column shift at some point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/929676664154267/

“Have a old Willys jeep body and frame. Not complete. Selling as parts jeep. Asking $1000 OBO”

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1947 CJ-2A Lodi, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/692298514840858/

“1947 Willys Jeep rollercome with extra parts and pink slip”

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Odd Jalopy Stockton, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

The seller thought this was a jeep frame. If so, it’s not one I recognize. Is it something anyone else recognizes?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/465499284377972/

“Selling a old project not sure what model or year it is looks like it’s a Jeep Frame with a different suspension. Lost interest in project comes with a 350 Chevy with a th400 transmission and a b&m shifter engine has 1.8 roller rockers edlebrock intake , carb, and fuel pump . Also has a mini starter and a msd distributor asking 1500 obo also take trades show what you got to trade”

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1946 CJ-2A Placerville, CA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. No price listed.

Looks like the seats could use some work.

“1946 Willis Overland, 283 Chevy engine, needs carb rebuilt, stock running gear. Also square body 3/4 ton Chevy 4X4 complete undercarriage /Diesel V8 in running condition. Was going put on Jeep. Package deal. TRADE FOR SIDE BY SIDE 4×4 age and brand not as important as condition, prefer 4 or 6 seat will consider all. I am open to cash or cash + trade offers as well. If I don’t answer right away just know I am considering all offers and will respond to you if your offer is a consideration. “‘

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1947 Rock Crawler Reno, NV $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5 • TAGS: .

The narrowing rear of the CJ-5 body is an unusual modification.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/368460457333201/

“Registered as 1947 Willys Jeep 1991 Chevy Fuel Injected 5.7 350 350 Turbo trans Scout Shorty Transfer Case Shannon Camble Ind. Stretched Tube Frame and Cage Curry Front and Rear Axel Assemblies Curry U Joints ARB Air Lockers Cannon Eng Drive Shafts Warn M8000 Wench Full Ground Rock Lights On Board Air Compressor and Roll Cage Air Storage Tank Custom Fuel Cell (2) Full Sets Bead Lock Rims w/ Super Swamper 39.5×13.5×15 Tires Boxes of Spare Parts Turn Key Crawler Ready to Go Contact Me For More Information and Pictures $12,500.00 OBO”

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1951 CJ-3A Troy, MT $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2020) Those are some unusual rims.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206026990586177/

“1951 willys Jeep. Had it started up the other day. Has some rust but a lot less than I expected. Sold with a bill of sale”

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1951 CJ-3A Twin Bridges, MT $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/16/2020) It’s now a runner, but the price has jumped, too. Last listed in 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212843166792728/

“1951 CJ3A Willys Jeep, newly re-built original F134 Hurricane Engine with only 20 hours on it. 4 new tires, winch and heater. I also have a soft top with doors”

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October 1943 School at War Bulletin

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This interesting School at War Bulletin from October of 1943 was preserved by the University of Toledo. Pages five and six of the bulletin include a story about the success of the schools-buying-jeeps program. The war department had set a goal of 10,000 jeeps for US Schools for the year 1942. Each state was given a quota, which almost every state exceeded, resulting in the ‘purchase’ of 39,535 jeeps by schools.

You’ll find posted on eWillys various newspaper articles and photos describing the visits of jeeps and military personnel to schools. What I didn’t know was that not only did the jeeps visit the schools, jeeps also were driven “up steps, down steps, into gymnasiums, onto auditorium stages, and around school corridors. Once school in St. Paul, which “bought” 48 jeeps, reports that one of the versatile cars spent a whole day driving through the halls for inspection by the various classes.” 

Here’s a break down of the jeeps purchased by schools during 1942:

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Here is the full seven page bulletin:

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The 60MPH Jeep Claim Discussed on Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Serval folks pointed me to a Hemmings article by Daniel Strohl that lightly addresses the early claim of a CJ-2A capable of pulling a large trailer at a speed of 60mph, specifically the trailer shown in the iconic photo seen below (a PR photo that appeared in multiple places early in Universal Jeep advertising).

Hemmings article: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/05/01/lost-and-found-overflow-the-little-jeep-that-could

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PHOTO CREDIT: Dal Smilie

 
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1952 Birthday Card for Ward Canaday

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: The cow in this illustration may represent an estate and cattle ranch Canaday owned on St. Croix, USVI.

This 1952 birthday card for Ward Canaday has been persevered at the University of Toledo. One of the signatures is from Barney Roos.

https://utdr.utoledo.edu/islandora/object/utoledo%3A3929

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1953 CJ-3A Hoquiam, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This may be built on an M-38A1 frame. Has an unusual roll cage design. Seems a good value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/549671825845221/

“1989 350 vortek from camaro re-cammed, th350 w/ manual valve body and 900 rpm stahl, warn all range OD, dana 44 rear w ARB, dana 30 front w/ ARB, supertrapp exhaust, 4 wheel disc, 4 35″ boggers, 2 35″ buckshot, bellevue winch, on board air system… too much to list”

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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Missing tail lights.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/270199677710092/

“1947 jeep cj2a all original running gear runs and drives good 4×4 works”

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1960 M-274 Mule Benton City, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This one is awfully close to me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/979237039115812/

“Selling my M274A5 mechanical Mule. Military vehicle from the 1960s. This is four wheel drive, with 3 speed transmission. Has high/low range. Come with factory lockers. Has the 12 volt electric start upgrade. Runs/drives great!. New canvas seats, new tool box, new battery, etc, etc etc”

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CJ-5 Drag Jeep Moses Lake, WA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Must really fly around the Moses Lake dunes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/591432754790585/

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“Took on trade have a folder with most info on jeep it has a 69 427 bbc that’s been heavily massaged 13.5.1 comp heads have been worked but unknown parts dual quad with twin matching 6109 750 dp built powerglide with stall transbreak direct drive chain transfer case narrowed 9″ Dana 30 in the front gears in 9″ 4.70 new paddles I will sell or trade for something street driven Pro street 67-72 nova 2010 Camaro ss 2006 or newer Corvette convertible Side by side 4 seater or more Street rod Street strip car”

 

 
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1962 Perkins CJ-5 Rochester, NH $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price now $11,500. Was last listed in 2018. This may have been purchased and is now being resold?

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/rochester-1963-willys-cj-5/7116116047.html

“4 cylinder Perkins Diesel (Factory)
3 speed with overdrive
2 speed transfer case
Hubs, New tires
Good body and paint
6’ quick switch plow
Tow bar Full cab
Excellent driver”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? South Lake Tahoe, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500. More pics provided. It may have been a VEC.

(02/10/2019) Not 100% restoration, but looks in good condition

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/272236193944101/

“1946 Willy’s Jeep restored to original run an looks good. Nv title 11,500.”

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1959 CJ-5 Salmon, ID $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This has a Koenig half cab. The cargo area has a hinged lid. It runs and may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267308234439014/

“… new studded tires, new battery.brakes work. Can start and drive. Needs some electrical maintenance.owner may install new alternator.asking 3500 or best offer. Will trade for good running Honda 4 wheeler.”

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Year? M-37 Polson, MT $2200

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This runs and drives. It could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/639175450257299/

“12v system runs good restore or use as is”

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1966? Truck+’Some Unknown Chassis’ Chewalah, WA $45K(?)

• CATEGORIES: News

Note the license plate … No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/619273172188444/

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1970 Blazer/CJ-5 Payette, ID $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Her’s an odd one that’s still a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323793608582480/

“This jeep is sitting on a blazer frame 350 Chevy motor runs good. Needs another bell housing and .maybe a rearend. Needs work. As is the way it is.”

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1963 CJ-5 Middletown, NY $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Mike spotted this good price. It runs and appears to included a plow!

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/middletown-1963-jeep-willys/7111540269.html

“1963 Jeep Willy’s. Motor runs good. Drive train good. Original 4 cylinder Willy’s motor. Body and frame severely rusted.”

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1947 CJ-2A Baker City, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This looks to be a pretty much untouched Bobcat Body on a CJ-2A chassis. I don’t see the tailgate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/189947615458033/

“Selling for a friend it is a 1947 jeep willeys fiber glass body its a project to put together so if ur look for a project here u go comment or messge for more info 3,000 obo”

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1953 Articles about Kaiser Buying Willys on the CJ-3B Page

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

Derek put together a great multiple-article look at the Kaiser’s purchase of the Willys assets.

https://cj3b.info/History/KaiserWillys1953.html

Below you’ll find some added some additional info and research as well.

First, my only quibble with one article is that there is the implication that Willys-Overland was humming profitably along. Despite profits, it’s my understanding that the company was dealing with some cash issues, hence why they (especially Ward Canaday) might have been interested in selling. At the time, Canaday controlled Empire Securities, the single largest shareholder in Willys-Overland. For some background on Empire Securities, read this 1946 Fortune article.

In regards to some of the issues raised in the final article of Derek’s the post, Edgar Kaiser addresses some of them in this 1955 Congressional testimony, particularly one reason the company lost money during the first two years.

Here are a few more reports from 1953, organized by the University of Toledo:

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And more from the University of Toledo:

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And, here’s Leslie Gould’s take on Ward Canaday in a March 30, 1953, article:

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Kelly Hardtop W/ Swing-out Sides Ellensburg, WA $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Looks like it is all there (see more examples of this hardtop).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2652166735105041/

“Unknown manufacturer. Fits the 1976 and up CJ-5. Top and glass in good shape. Didn’t fit my CJ with my current non factory roll bar, so I’m going a different route”

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Year? CJ-3A Valentine APU Central Point, OR $25,000

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

I don’t see any of the APU equipment left, so while it’s a rare jeep, it’s also no longer an APU jeep. I don’t see anyone paying the asking price for it. That said, it’s got some interesting mods, including a custom lengthened rear cargo area, a custom spare tire well and holder, what appears to be the Hudson steering mod, and a custom modified top (shortened CJ-6 top perhaps). This also utilizes doors from a late model CJ-5 hardtop by Kelly. The rear portion may even be a modified Kelly CJ-6 top.

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/for/d/central-point-willys-cj3a/7114827840.html

“Up for sale is a CJ3A Willys APU Jeep .
This APU Jeep was built for the military Navy and Air Force to start jets by the Valentine Welding Co. they made a total of 75, this is one of two know to still exist, and the only one with a windshield and top .
The newer F head engines were placed in and a custom hood made by the manufacturer
Asking 25k”

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