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Photos From the Muddy Buddies Jeep Club Jam

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

This weekend the Ohio-based jeep club “Muddy Buddies” held a Jeep Jam at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. Roger Margin dropped by to take some photos. Some of the photos include a jeep that participated in TheRoadChoseMe.com, a 53,726 mile trip around Africa:

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Franscico Motors Jeepney Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Roger Martin spotted this Jeepney ad on Facebook.

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Empi Dune Buggy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: David Crawford reports that his father built 36 different Empi’s that ended up all over the western US. In the comments below, he wrote,

“My dad, Bill Crawford, of Tuolumne, CA, “sparkplugged” the build, on those 2’VW based cars. He bought a set of plans for the EMPI Sportster, and made a whole bunch of mods. He planned to build one article, and 20 years later, there were @ 36 of them built, and running around.
Three of them went to South Dakota. A friend in the Phoenix area, over the years, took 3 of the cars from Norcal, and sold them in the Phoenix area.

Most of the cars were built in his home shop, and about 10 of the cars were assembled by students in a high school auto shop survey class that he taught. There are still several of them floating around Norcal.

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Original Post June 2012:

The Empi Dune Buggy was an early metal kit for VWs. There were several styles.  According to tunacan.net, “The EMPI Sportster was a sheet metal buggy built on a modified VW Beetle floorpan. It was available in a two passenger model or a four passenger model. All Sportsters featured a “Deluxe Folding Windshield” and were constructed of 20-, 18-, and 12- guage steel.

Jim, who pics are shown below, wrote:

“We got the Empi running and driving the night before the Durango car show. I washed, scrubbed and entered this quality piece of early 1960s dune buggy Americana and am shocked that I didn’t win a trophy! Crazy huh? All sarcasm aside, little kids loved it, old men remembered it from “back in the day”, rat rod guys thought it cool, I was really surprised at how much attention and photos it created. Still though, no trophy? People just don’t appreciate a good old fashioned, fugly, all metal dune buggy these days, sigh…”

Jim notes that he strategically positioned himself near the only flat fenders at the show.  You can see some of his older flatties here.

Nelson’s Empi Dune Buggy

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1963 Truck w/Dump Bed Manchester, VT $1800

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

I did a double take on this price. The truck runs and has a dump bed. Has rust, too.

https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/manchester-center-1963-willys-jeep-truck/6950280444.html

“1963 Willy’s Dump truck. Needs floor work and a new brake master cylinder. Included with the sale are new passenger side door glass inner and outer rockers. Truck has a flathead 6 cylinder, been converted to electronic ignition. New fuel pump spark plugs wires battery and cables. Starts great transmission works. Good start of a restoration. Would trade for a tractor with a plow or a jeep with a plow.”

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1970 M-151 & Trailer Boerne, TX $18,000

• CATEGORIES: M-151

UPDATE: price dropped to $18,000.

Dave is selling his nice looking 1970 M-151A2 along with a trailer. Contact him at dayvsp @ aol.com (without the spaces around the @).

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“Selling my 1970 MUTT and 1965 Stevens M416 trailer
Matching pair with my old correct VietNam helicopter unit (1971) bumper
numbers/ID stencil painted
Clear TX title on MUTT (registered as a Former Military Vehicle), bill of sale on M416
PM/text/email for more photos, specs,etc
6 new ndt STA tires/tubes
Both vehicles used often in VFW parades and activities
Prefer to sell together
Located in central TX (Boerne)
Delivery possible
$19,000 obo”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Ludington, MI $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/ludington-willys-cj2a-jeep/6956041834.html

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“1946 Willys CJ2A, great shape for age, runs and drive well, 4 wheel drive works, Chevy 283 V8 conversion with overdrive on standard 3 speed transmission, new bikini top, new tires, new cam, lifters, pushrods, new carb, new leafsprings and shocks, 2 gas tanks, one with new fuel gauge sending unit, 2 tops, full bestop and bikini, spare tire swingout carrier with spare, seats redone 5 years ago with marine foam and upholstery , has one small rip.”

 
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1948 Truck St Johnsbury, VT $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Travis spotted this one.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/saint-johnsbury-1948-willys-overland/6952815164.html

“The Willy’s is half restored. Frame is in A1 shape. Many parts have been replased exaust,tires,fuel tank,master cyl, converted to 12 volt, altanator,coil, electronic ignition and much more.”

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CJ-2A Jeep Body and Parts Sugarcreek, OH $400

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

Seems like there’s some value here.

https://tuscarawas.craigslist.org/pts/d/sugarcreek-cj2a-jeep-body/6957767117.html

“CJ2A Jeep Body, Fenders, Hood, Tailgate, Windshield For Sale. A little rough but useable. $400 or Best Offer.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1959 CJ-5 Phoenix, AZ $4900: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/mesa-1959-willy-jeep-cj5/6956017372.html
  2. 1961 CJ-5 Fort Collins, CO $4500: https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/berthoud-willys-jeep-cj5/6953938804.html
  3. 1955 CJ-5 Cupertino, CA $3900: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/cupertino-1955-willy-jeep-cj5-new-price/6938947165.html
  4. 1963 CJ-5 Bella Vista, CA $1650: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/bella-vista-1963-jeep-cj5-hard-top/6951731340.html
  5. 1962 CJ-5 Spring, TX $5200: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/spring-1962-willys-jeep-cj-5/6947034934.html
  6. 1957 CJ-5 Newton, KS $3400: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/negreet-1955-willys/6954913092.html
  7. 1963 CJ-5 Biddeford, ME $3000: https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/hollis-center-jeep-cj5/6955668640.html
  8. 1961 CJ-5 Youngtown, AZ $3000: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/youngtown-61-willys-jeep/6948652944.html
  9. 1959 CJ-5 Redding, CA $4000: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/shingletown-1959-willys-jeep/6945106748.html
  10. 1964 CJ-5 Janesville, CA $3500: https://reno.craigslist.org/for/d/janesville-1964-cj5-willies/6946812235.html
  11. 1955 CJ-5 Fernley, NV $2500: https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/fernley-1955-willys-jeep/6944216457.html This appears to have a ventilating windshield. It might be an M-38A1.
  12. 1964 CJ-5 Ballston Lake, NY $3500: https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/ballston-lake-1964-willys-jeep/6952589519.html
  13. 1961 CJ-5 Glens Falls, NY $3000: https://glensfalls.craigslist.org/for/d/lake-george-willys-plow-jeep/6957722855.html
  14. 1957 CJ-5 Greene, NY $775: https://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/d/greene-willys-cj5-jeep-1957/6945885096.html

M-38A1s: 

  1. 1956 M-38A1 Arlington, WA $1500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tls/d/bainbridge-island-giant-pto-welder/6952947934.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 San Rafael, CA $800: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/san-rafael-1953-m38a1-project-jeep-3000/6945245913.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $3800: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1952-willys-jeep-m38a1-military/6955711485.html
  4. 1955 M-38A1 Hemphill, TX $2650: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/negreet-1955-willys/6954913092.html
  5. 1953? M-38A1 Inland Empire, CA $3000: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/redlands-m38-a1-jeep/6948779150.html
 
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Year? CJ-3B Walton, NY $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This might have some husky/allstate hubs.

https://catskills.craigslist.org/cto/d/hamden-willys-jeep-cj-3b/6957539590.html

“Willys CJ3B for parts . Drive train there . Body / Chassis bad shape .”

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1946 CJ-2A Alden, NY $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/21/2018) Has updates.

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/pts/d/west-valley-1946-willys-jeep/6958515148.html

“46 Willy’s all redone v6 motor 35” tires”

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M-38 Cab Enclosure Hardtop Delanson, NY $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

May be worth a look.

https://albany.craigslist.org/pts/d/quaker-street-willys-m38-arctic-cover/6923924763.html

“This is a complete arctic cover for the Willys M38 Jeep. Other than dirty and a bit dusty, it is all there. The top has no dents or dings, doors are complete as are side panels and rear panel. New glass needed for one of the rear panels. Windshield glass frame is corroded. Here is a chance to get the complete package. These are getting harder to come by, especially when fully complete and original.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Kittery, ME $9995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This early CJ-2A has been refurbed. Has had some body work done, as the drain holes are missing. The windshield is an M-38 or replacement windshield, not a CJ-3A.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/eliot-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/6956739691.html

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Nice restored 2A, serial number 18567 which means it was manufactured in Feb, 1946 making it a VEC or Very Early Civilian jeep made up of mostly left over parts from the MB. Has side indents on drivers side for shovel and ax. Go Devil engine runs well, transmission shifts nicely, all new brake lines, brake cylinders, shoes and master cylinder. New oil pan gasket. Oil changed and new filter. New hoses. All new gauges with exception of speedo which is original (as far as i can tell). New battery. Converted over to 12 volt. New fuel sender and fuel gauge. Lights work, including brake lights. Windshield is not correct as it is off of 1951 CJ3A. You can buy correct windshield frame for $500 and glass is another $100 to be period correct. Four wheel drive works. Exhaust is good. Tires are old but for a vehicle that tops out at 40 mph, they are fine. It is registered and drives nicely down the road. No title as is the case with most of these old WW2 era vehicles. Call 207 three 5 one, 32 hundred. No trades, agents and only cash please.”

 
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1956 CJ-6 Antelope Valley, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

It’s a project.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/palmdale-1956-willys-cj6/6945636010.html

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“New rebuilt 327ci with less than 50 miles.
Rebuilt by Adams Metallizing in Lancaster, CA

Newer axles from a 1975 CJ5

Power steering
Power brakes
Hydraulic clutch
3 speed manual T-15

New in box windshield glass
New in box steel dash
New in box black soft top with soft doors

Everyone kept suggesting high performance parts when rebuilding the motor. I had to remind everyone what it was going back into. That light weight body does not need a high performance built motor. The stock 327ci has enough to power that little jeep anywhere you need to go. By not being high performance it wont be temperamental either.

Comes with a box of extra parts, original axles, etc”

 
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Day 15 Aug 16: The Sun Has Set On Newfoundland 2019

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features • TAGS: .

<–  Day 14 Aug 15: Beach Bums | The Sun Has Set on Newfoundland 2019

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Early Friday morning, the Newfoundland 2019 crew disbanded. I believe Joe left first; he’s headed back to Maryland to reunite with Emily and their son. The Ogles and Ingrums departed soon after Joe; they are headed back to the Paris of Illinois. Jim, Kevin and Bill left a little later.

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Exiting the island didn’t quite go smoothly for Jim and Kevin, as they succumbed to a clogged fuel filter. But, forty-five minutes later, they were back on the road.

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I’d guess everyone is still a couple days from arriving at home. If there are any additional reports, I’ll share them. Otherwise, Newfoundland 2019 is a wrap.

Thanks to everyone who met up with the Newfoundland crew, provided local advice, and followed along the journey. I know the crew really enjoyed meeting you all and, as Cowboy said in one of his Facebook comments, it renews faith in people as you meet folks from all walks of life. From my perspective, being able to meet people on our trips always makes traveling so much more satisfying.

Finally, many thanks to Bill for spearheading this trip. I wish more of his fellow Alaska Or Rusters could have joined, but if not in body and jeep, we were there in spirit, following along with each photo you sent and each tale you spun. I believe we all agree that there will be another grand journey together at some point and we have a couple ideas percolating.

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Friday morning as Joe pull’s into the US border.

<–  Day 14 Aug 15: Beach Bums | The Sun Has Set on Newfoundland 2019

 
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Customized MB/GPW(?) in Rock Island, IL, Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo appeared on Facebook. It was taken south of downtown Chicago. The flattie has been updated quite a bit. Given the rear hubs and the general mods (like the front fenders), I’d say the is likely an MB or GPW. The front of this has a plow.

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1959 Product Merchandising Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ed’s auctioning off this Product Merchandising Manual from 1959. Looks like it’s full of information. He’s also got other Willys-Overland related items.

View all the information on eBay

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March 1950 Willys Overland Sales Builder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

Ed’s got this rare Salesbuilder for sale on eBay. He’s also got other Willys-Overland related items.

View all the information on eBay

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1949? CJ-2A Wells, ME $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Appears to be a well built top.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/wells-willys-jeep-cj2a/6954401562.html

“1949 Willys CJ2A, 4×4, restomod, good body, four cylinder 153 Cubic Inch Chevy Nova engine, tilt wheel. new wiring, new heater, new radio, factory overdrive, new custom made top with built in roll bar, runs good”

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PTO Welder Special Jeep Equipment? Kitsap Cty, WA $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Price dropped to $350.

This seems a bit heavy to be installed in a 1/4 ton jeep.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tls/d/bainbridge-island-giant-pto-welder/6952947934.html

“PTO Welder. Was sold as a farm equipment option for the old Willys trucks.”

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Year? CJ-3B Mitsubishi Oshtemo, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Could be a good price.

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/snw/d/kalamazoo-mitsubishi-jeep/6957815114.html

“Mitsubishi JEEP CJ3B , diesel engine 4 cylinder turbo, 4 speed, 4 wheel drive”

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1942 Flattie Orange, CA $19,999

• CATEGORIES: MB

Lots of updates to this flattie.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/orange-1942-jeep-willys/6944293548.html

“350 motor 330 horse power turbo 350 automatic dana 300 trans case fox 2.0 coiler shocks 9 inch high pinion rear end 456 gears with spool dana 30 front end power steering tilt wheel 660 avenger holley new paint and powder coating 4 wheel disk brakes new tires custom hood, fenders and roof street legal.”

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1947 CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few mods.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-luis-obispo-1947-willys-jeep-12k-obo/6950214897.html

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“Everything has been rebuilt on this jeep. Extremely good shape. Runs excellent with quiet idle. Will climb things that it shouldn’t. Very tough to get stuck anywhere. Good collectible or hunting/pleasure vehicle. Want to sell ASAP 12000 OBO! Please come and check it. Serious buyers only! About 10K on rebuilt motor. Winch is not included. Has a partial or full enclosure top.”

 

 
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Year? GPW Le Sueur, MN $9500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Seller notes you’ll need a trailer; perhaps it needs some work?

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/clt/d/le-sueur-1947-military-jeep/6957646250.html

“1944 Ford GPW Military Jeep, good shape for 75 years old. Runs, drives, stops. Dreamers and low ballers don’t waste my time. 9500.00 cash/ bring a trailer.”

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1945 MB Lynden, WA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a CJ engine.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/custer-1945-jeep-willys-mb/6951184285.html

“jeep willys MB
great condition”

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