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1947 CJ-2A Lake St. Louis, MO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/19/2021) It runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/793177408207346

“Runs good. Needs steering work.”

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1946 CJ-2A Project Marin, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

Seller won’t part out. This is a mix of parts, including the rear of a Willys script tub.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/inverness-1946-cj-2a-willyes-jeep/7259585267.html

“READ the add– A rolling project clean title NON op– YOM 46.PLATES– this is a 95% done – frame off. Project
Rust free. Both Axels DONE- TRANS AND TRANSFER DONE–WITH chain up grade 11 inch brake up grade. New lines New Solex carbs
AS is running motor. needs real main seal- ALL THE PARTS TO FINISH. — LIGHTS, WIRE HARDESS- gauges. Fuel tank with new Lins etc etc etc with lots of spare parts. Saginaw steering box with Flaiming river kit. Seat frames – will need kit
Black out lights etc. Rolling project. and no I am not parting it out. IT ALL GOES AS A UNIT”

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1948 CJ-2A Latah, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/19/2020) Does it run?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/915040702238844/

“$6000 or make me an offer. 1948 Willys.”

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1942 Article and Pics About Maj. Gen. Jacob Devers

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

Major General Jacob Devers made multiple appearances in newspapers across the country. On February 05, 1942, he announced at Fort Knox that the armored forces could begin personalizing their peeps, jeeps, tanks, and other equipment with names, though they could not be objectionable names. The order does not indicate approval to put names on the windshields, but apparently that became allowed at some point.

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On October 17, 1942 (Appeal Democrat out of Marysville, California) the Major General was photographed with other senior leaders discussing issues while sitting in a jeep:

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Originally Posted March 13, 2018: Interesting discussion on peep vs. jeep within the caption. The caption claims it has been misnamed “peep”, but then claims it has been erroneously called a “jeep” and that a “jeep” is a larger vehicle (Command Car, though in this case it is a Willys MA). As we’ve discussed earlier, there was a great debate about the proper term for the vehicle.

“WWII Maj. Gen. Jacob Devers in Willys MB Jeep Original Press Photo”

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1958 Ad and Merchandise Bulletin For the ‘Jeep’ CJ-5 Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Mike shared this bulletin from March 11, 1958, that notified dealers a brochure was available for the Koenig-made ‘Jeep’ hardtop. For some reason, the company did not produce a brochure for the top; it took dealers requesting a brochure for them to make one.

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May 1947 French Canadian Willys of Canada Limited Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Here’s another early French Canadian ad for the universal jeep.

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1950 Willys Dealer Day Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This may have been a Canadian only brochure? There was another example that I bought from Canada (awaiting delivery).

View all the information on eBay

Illustrates and Details;
An original part color folder sent to Willys-Overland dealers to announce the “Dealer Day”; a celebration designed to help dealers better promote their product.
Shows some of the models that were available – 4 trucks.
Excellent condition piece – perfect for Willys-Overland literature collectors.
Approximate size; 5″ x 7″; 12 Pages, printed in the USA.

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Kempro MB Wood Model Kit on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

Bidding starts at $40 (down from $50). Though the illustration on the box suggests the is a slat grill MB, the grill in the box is the standard looking grille.

View all the information on eBay

“Rare Chicago Kempro All Star Jeep Model Kit Wood. Condition is “Used”. Box has staining as shown. Appears complete but see photos and ask any questions. Box measures 14×6.”

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NOS? 10-Spline Selectro Hubs Gonzales, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

These look like they’ve never been mounted. What’s most interesting to me is that associated docs, which affirm Selectro hubs were made by Husky products (there is a short discussion of Husky making Selectro hubs on this very long page). These documents would have been produced after 1972, as that was the Heavy Duty Selectro hubs were released.

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1948 CJ-2A Sumner, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has some updates.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/d/sumner-willies-jeep-1948/7267268851.html

“Low hood jeep Willies
2 stick speed transfer case
Ford 300 6 cly like new
Tilt steering wheel
All brakes exhaust radiator replaced
Heater works all lights wipers work tires 75% this jeep is clean clean
Bikini top and full soft top
Toe hitch
Clutch new
Starts with a bump of the key
New seats
Paint is perfect”

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1950 Jeepster Black Diamond, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Only the one pic provided.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/black-diamond-1950-jeepster/7267539404.html

“1950 Jeepster. 70 year old surviving warrior. All original with new top and side curtains. Three speed with overdrive. Been in the garage too long. Time to find a new home. $10,000 OBO”

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1951 CJ-3A Spokane, WA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

It appears solid and has some minor updates.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/wto/d/spokane-willys-jeep/7265075995.html

“1951 clean CJ 3a. 2nd owner, title in hand.”

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1948 Jeepster Fontana, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Looks pretty original.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/fontana-1948-willys-jeepster/7268331955.html

“Beautiful Antique Car. Runs well. Original. Standard 3 & tree.
Title in hand. NOP
Call only !!!! No text! Thanks”

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1948 CJ-2A Uvalde, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I’m guessing this has an f-head or some other engine update.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/uvalde-1948-jeep-willys/7266780844.html

“1948 jeep willys. Was running before winter. 4 wheel drive works. Great restoration project or great for ranch or hunting vehicle.”

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L-head with Custom Exhaust San Jose, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $225.

This may be aWWII engine. Most interesting is the custom exhaust. I wonder what carb intake setup was used.

“Willy’s Jeep engine, I think a 1942 to 1948 . Turns over , as is. Will remove from the chassis it’s bolted to. Local pick up only, can load with fork lift.”

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CJ-3A Soft Top Oceanside, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Seems a good price.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/oceanside-jeep-soft-top/7266831287.html

“Purchased in 2016, never used, includes Installation instructions/Owner Manual
For Model CJ3A, 1949-1953”

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2020) Looks fast.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/placerville-willys-jeep/7265946008.html

“Sand drag / Dune / 1/8 mile asphalt Drag. Bb Chevy. Call.”

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Worman Hardtop Graeagle, CA Best $300

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. The jeep as a whole was sold back in 2014.

(12/28/2017) The hardtop looks to be an early Willys-Overland Worman-manufactured hardtop .. a very hard to find item.

https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/clio-worman-cab-cj2a-cab/7266148116.html

“Cab with doors as seen in pics. Does NOT include tub. Best CASH offer.!

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Late 1948 America’s Most Useful Vehicles Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

This 1948 jeep family brochure was likely produced in late 1948, as there’s a reference to an upcoming expectation “in early 1949” within the text. Outside of that reference, there’s no date stamp or form number. I’ve only seen few of these pop up for sale on eBay, so I snagged this one right away. I believe it represents the earliest and most complete (in pics and text) listing of the full line of jeep models for the civilian market (it lacks any military models and business-focused models, such as the Package Delivery Vans).

I especially like the illustrations. The discussion of the different factory divisions at the back was interesting, too. Including the covers, the brochure is 26 pages.

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1949 Ad from Dealer M. O. Trindel

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This ad March 05, 1949, ad in the Beatrice times (Beatrice, Nebraska) from M. O. Trindel, and authorized Jeep Sales and Service provider underscores his enthusiasm for the Willys 1949 line-up of vehicles. His argument that Willys-Overland’s lack of innovation (models didn’t change yearly) was a competitive differentiator that I hadn’t considered, but this meant there was much internal innovation. I would argue that instead of Willys-Overland and Willys Motors innovating internally, they left the innovations to the special equipment folks, from tops and hubs to winches and other pto equipment.

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1957 Ad and Merchandise Bulletin for Jeep Pens and Pencils

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Mike shared this September 6, 1957, announcement sent to all dealers about the new Eversharp ‘Jeep’ pens, pencils and sets, now available with the Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-170 illustration.

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CJ-5 Truck

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Blaine shared this build that combined a CJ-5 and a GMC bed was featured a few years ago on Autowrecking.com. It was a product of necessity; he builder had an old CJ-5 and needed a truck.

https://www.autowrecking.com/blog/custom-1957-willys-jeep-CJ5

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Toy Pressed Steel Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** for $12.00 on eBay (plus $15 shipping).

Anyone recognize this toy? It is in rough condition.

View all the information ebay

“Vintage 1940’s Era Pressed Steel Willys Jeep, Metal Wheels. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Couldn’t find the makers mark it may have deteriorated over time, I am not an expert on steel pressed toys it looks like it was modeled after the Louis Marx Pressed steel jeeps but it is 6.5″ long and i have been told that Marx Jeeps were 11″ long. The steering wheel is missing and the pop-up window is missing”

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WANTED: Looking for Custom CJ-3B Naples, ID

• CATEGORIES: wanted

This person is hoping to locate a custom CJ-3B build that was in Naples, ID (I think?). It’s got a pretty distinctive hood, grille, and windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2819052388349244

“1953 Jeep Homemade · Other_body_style · Driven 530 miles I built this with my Dad over 40 years ago trying to find out if it’s still in the area”

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1946 CJ-2A Hamilton, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This could be a good price. No description provided, but there is a p# provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/743474713254665

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