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Kelly Manufacturing Hub Brochure

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

This 8.5″ x 11″ brochure from Kelly Manufacturing is from approximately 1960.

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1957 Shenco Full Cab Enclosure Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Better quality scans have replaced the poorer images.

This rare 1-page Shenco sales brochure demonstrates that the Cab Enclosure Hardtop was available outside the military, which I hadn’t known. This does explain why we’ve seen this version of a top on some non-military vehicles.
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1948 CJ-2A Spearfish, SD $4300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller is moving, so it’s a must sell item. Looks like the hardtop doors have been modified to allow for more visibility.

https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/d/spearfish-1948-willys-jeep/7114419829.html

“1948 Willys CJ2A. F-134 Engine. Needs brake repair and fuel system work. Excellent original sheet metal. No rust, rot, patches, or welds. Good paint. Moving–must sell”

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1947 CJ-2A St. Louis, MO $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has some bumper mods and the floor’s cargo floor has been repaired.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/moscow-mills-1947-cj2a-willys-jeep/7112775500.html

“1947 CJ2A Willys Jeep. Clean Title. Good condition. Includes mounted Ramsey 8,000 lb capacity winch. The winch alone is worth $1,000 new. Runs good. Includes tow bar.”

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1960 CJ-3B Longview, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/14/2020) Needs work of some kind. Has updates.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/longview-1960-cj3b/7113961644.html

“1960 Cj3B, 4X4 rebuilt odd fire V6 new rims & tires, new paint, new wiring, new exhaust, new gauges, 90% done great start for a hard to find Willys CJ3B.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1948 Wagon Fort Atkinson, WI $9500: https://madison.craigslist.org/pts/d/fort-atkinson-1949-willys-wagon-4×4/7115201279.html
  2. 1948 Sedan Delivery JeepRod Jefferson City, MO $19,500: https://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/d/jefferson-city-jeep-willys/7111446424.html
  3. 1951 Wagon Leoma, TN $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1573041882861049/
  4. 1963 Wagon Lafayette, NJ eBay: View all the info on eBay
  5. 1963 Wagon Chassis Mobile, AL $1000: https://mobile.craigslist.org/pts/d/mobile-1963-willys-wagon-chassis-and/7098683832.html
  6. 1951 Wagon San Angelo, TX $1900: https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-angelo-willy-wagon-two-door-1951/7109969039.html
  7. 1962 Wagon Portage, WI $200: https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/oregon-1954-willys-jeep-with-trailer/7114741817.html (if glass is good, there could be value)

TRUCKS:

  1. 2 Trucks Auburn, CA $2500: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/d/auburn-willys-pickup/7112594917.html
  2. Year? Truck Norfolk, NE $1200: https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/pts/d/norfolk-jeep-for-sale/7113473771.html
  3. 1952 Truck Cookeville, TN $10,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1116817725325034/
  4. 1950 Truck Tucson, AZ $6300: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/tucson-1950-willys-pickup-winch/7114235944.html
  5. 4 trucks McAllister, MT $4500: https://bozeman.craigslist.org/pts/d/mc-allister-willys-pick-up-collection/7113844675.html
  6. 1949 Truck Alvin, TX $4000: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/alvin-1949-jeep-willys-truck/7110791728.html
  7. 1950 Truck Ben Bolt, Tx $500: https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/pts/d/alice-jeep-willys-truck/7105547260.html
  8. 1963 Truck Ellinwood, KS $7000: https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/ellinwood-1963-willys-pickup/7115263482.html
  9. 1958 Truck Sauk Rapids, MN No Price: https://stcloud.craigslist.org/pts/d/sauk-rapids-jeep-pickup/7111870982.html
  10. 2 Trucks Grey Eagle, MN $975: https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d/grey-eagle-willys-4×4-pickups-for-parts/7111046767.html
  11. 1950 Truck Charlevoix, MI $4500: https://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlevoix-1950-willys-truck-price/7106466864.html
 
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Year? CJ-2A Pinconning, MI $1050

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Given the hard-to-find Beck/Kelly half cab, I’d say this is worth a look.

https://saginaw.craigslist.org/pts/d/pinconning-jeep/7110175524.html

“1940”Willy’s Jeep with plow and extra parts. Asking $1050.00″

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1942 GPW & MBT Trailer Wichita, KS $12,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

No pics provided. Seller won’t ship internationally.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/d/wichita-1942-gpw-mbt-matching/7098060910.html

“Matching frame, engine and tub, all original GPW serial numbers match, date of delivery 12/42.
So original it has F stamped bolts, cross member, seats and more, original crash pads even still in place.
Have 4 original combat tires as well. Starts, will run easy, bracket snapped on shift cable mount but all moves.
Will not ship overseas. Pics to follow, bank draft or cash only.
Email phone number and name and I will reach out.
Clear Kansas title.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Chilhowee, MO $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/01/2020) Mechanically, this looks like it’s been thoughtfully restored. I’m just not sure how the restorer figured out what the “correct WWII Olive Drab” would be?

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/chilhowee-restored-1948-willys-jeep-cj/7115023703.html

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“Fully restored frame-off restoration. No part of this vehicle has been left untouched.
EVERYTHING has been either rebuilt, restored or replaced with either new or NOS parts.
The entire vehicle was disassembled, cleaned, media blasted, repaired or restored, primed and painted with correct WWII Olive Drab enamel paint.

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Meyer CJ-5 Hardtop White, SD $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

The appears in good condition.

https://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/pts/d/brookings-willys-jeep-top/7112830731.html

“Used top and doors that came off a 59 Willys”

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L-heads, F-heads College Station, TX

• CATEGORIES: Engine

Not sure what all is here, but in the pics I can see some L-head and F-head engines.

https://collegestation.craigslist.org/ptd/d/college-station-rebuildable-jeep/7105241933.html

“Rebuildable Jeep engines flat head and F head with many accessories and some new parts available.

75+ engines currently in stock.
Contact for more information.

No MB/GPW in this listing”

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Year? DJ-3A Carlsbad, NM $600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

No pics provided.

https://roswell.craigslist.org/pts/d/whites-city-dj3a-2wd-jeep-rolling/7115202508.html

“No body parts included. Includes motor, transmission, 3rd member, steering, gas tank, small bucket of misc. parts and frame. Was running poorly when I parked it 8 or 10 years ago. Tires are bad.”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Glen Ellyn, IL $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/22/2020) I’ve not sure how much value is here.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/d/glen-ellyn-jeep-cj/7112497868.html

“53′ CJ3B project has original 3spd. trans., twin stick transfer case, is missing motor but comes with 81′ jeep 151-4 rebuildable engine. Frame is in good shape, body can be fixed.Came from Ohio and has a clean title.”

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1951 M-38? O’Fallon, IL $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500

(02/21/2020) This is listed as an M-38, but the one photo that is provided suggests it is a CJ-3A. That said, it appears in good condition.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/fallon-1951-willy-military-jeep/7107987935.html

“1951 M-38 Willy Jeep
Excellent condition. Restored sound body. New Tires, instruments (except speedometer), and upholstery. Runs fine. Driven less than 70 miles in last 8 years. Buyer responsible to pick-up vehicle (no shipping)”

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1946 CJ-2A Bemidji, MN $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDAT: Still Available (listed last summer).

(07/27/2019) Body is a little rough.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/1946-willys-jeep-original-motor-and/7113155069.html

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“title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: offroad
-Original Motor and all Original Parts
-Professionally Rebuilt Motor – Less then 20 hours on the rebuild
-Runs excellent
-Rebuilt Transfer Case in 2016 – 4 Wheel and Low Range Works excellent
-12V System
-New Windshield, New Upholstery, New Brakes
-Includes Maintenance Manual

Clear Title, Current MN License”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Puyallup, WA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500

(09/02/2019) Is that a heater between the seats?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/puyallup-48-willys-cj2a/7113998884.html

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“1948 CJ2A 4 wheel drive frame off restoration just about everything rebuilt except motor and transmission and transfer case low mileage bought from original owner new tires brakes paint mil specs cold weather top runs good top speed 60 it prefers 45 call with questions”

 
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Random Jeepster Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster, Old Images

Some random vintage photos of Jeepsters on eBay:

  1. 1950 Press Photo — 1950 OH Horse Raiser Howard Gustin n Jeepster Daughter on Palomino:
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  2. 1950s Photos with Jeepster:
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  3. Another photo from the same shoot as above:
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  4. No date on this photo, but the photo identifies it as a 1950 Jeepster:
    1950-jeepster-bw-photo
  5. 1948 Photo that might have been taken in Michigan:
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  6. This color photo is actually a calendar page 10″ x 14″:
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  7. There might be some grille damage on this Jeepster:
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1944 Photo of Duffield Intermediate School and Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The Duffield Intermediate School was featured in this January 29, 1944, photo in the Detroit Tribune after successfully enough war bonds and stamps to buy a jeep.

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Body Extensions For Early 1/4 Ton Jeeps

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

UPDATE: Someone in Georgia is selling newly built beds (see post below). So, I thought it would be a good time to rerun this post.

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Originally published in 2016: This may come as a surprise (not) that early jeeps weren’t known for their vast amounts of space. We’ve all seen military photos showing jeeps packed full of stuff, like this SAS desert fighter:

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When the war ended and CJ-2As were introduced, a couple companies recognized the need for more room and solved the problem by creating add-on bed extensions (also known as bed extenders and body extensions). These bolted to the back and, usually, had supports that dropped to the PTO bar to help support the extra weight. Then, the tailgate was fixed to the very rear of the extension. The goal of this post is an effort to identify the different companies and their products.

As early as August and September of 1946, two different patents were filed, both by the same people.I have been unable to discover if that first patent model was ever built, but the second one has two sides that fold down similar to the Newgren (shown in #2).

Various Bed Extensions identified so far:

  1. Porter Reed Bed Extension: One of the earliest known bed extensions was produced by Porter & Reed. It was marked along with a half top, creating a truck out of a jeep.
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  2. Newgren Bed Extensions: The Newgren Company also entered the bed extension field in the later 1940s with two different versions. The first was their standard bed extension:1947-special-equipment-newgren-body-extension2
    The second model Newgren offered was a collapsable version.
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  3. S & B Corporation’s Jeep Panel Body: About the same time Newgren and Porter & Reed introduced their extensions, the S & B Corporation made their own spin on adding more room by selling a kit that converted the jeep into a panel van.
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  4. Koenig Bed Extensions: By 1955, Koenig had entered the market. Whether the company designed their own or bought out one of their competitors isn’t know (to me), but Koenig sold the extensions for at least a decade. This first ad is from 1955, the second from 1960, and the third from the mid-1960s.
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    1960-koenig-hardtop-brochure4-extended
    1966-koenig-hardtops-brochure4-extendedHere is an example of a Koenig data plate:
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  5. Wall & Borg Bed Extender: In the 1960s, a Lake Tahoe, California, company called Wahl & Borg introduced a unique bed extension. Rather than bolt on to the rear of the jeep, theirs slid out.
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There have been a number of bed extensions that have resold over the last ten years on Craigslist and eBay, some attached to jeeps and some by themselves. I have found it difficult to distinguish between them, never having owned or seen that many up close. You can see all the ones documents thus far on eWillys: http://www.ewillys.com/tag/bed-extension/

Derek Redmond also has some excellent information on extensions over at the CJ-3B Page. https://cj3b.info/Tech/BodyExtension.html

 
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Built-to-Order Bed Extenders Gainesville, GA $450

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

These might be based on the Koenig bed extender (see a variety of extenders here). I’ve not interacted with the seller and have not seen one in person yet. Has anyone ordered one of these?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2499950016884911/

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“Listing for a friend that is not on FB. Built Willys Jeep Extend A Bed. 7 cubic ft more room!! Will fit CJ models 2a, 3a, 3b, 5, 6. I had this made exactly from an original 1946 extend a bed. For sale is the base and sides only. Included are nuts and bolts for mounting. Price does not include shipping. Send me your address for shipping quote. Local Pick up is available. These are made to order.”

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Cox Gas-Powered Jeeps Yucaipa, CA $150

• CATEGORIES: Models, toys

UPDATE: Still Available. (The nicer one sold, was priced at $250).

(10/02/2019) Cox jeep for sale that needs some work.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-cox-command-army-jeep049-engine/7105310127.html

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“Played with condition,
engine still turns over (pull start)with a pop..
Seats there,but needs ta be glued,
Extra tank,tires wore down,but basically all there . check the pics..
Xtras..NOS Front Tires and Spindles,Drag link, Rear Axle,Rims.
Worth 50 fer the front NOS alone on epay..if ya can find em.
Thanx fer lookin'”

A vintage ad for them:

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1967 Jeepster Convertible Lowell, IN $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This looks in good condition. Has bucket seats, but seller has original seats still.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206546064057291/

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“Classic 1967 Jeepster Deluxe Convertible. Runs great. Body is rust free. Chrome bumpers have slight pitting. Currently has bucket seats installed but I have the factory original low back seats and will include them in the sale. Newer paint, newer tires with 95% tread and newer top. This has an automatic transmission!!! Power top mechanism was working when I replaced the top but I did not reinstall the old parts; it should work if parts are replaced. Original radio doesn’t work, gas gauge does not work. Looks great and runs great. 4wd mechanism is not connected, we use this only to make ice cream runs in nice weather in the summer. Never goes out in the rain, etc.”

 
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1948 Jeepster Princeton, IN $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/913769912352222/

“1948 Willy’s Jeepster. First year Jeepster was made. Runs, clear title. New, white wall tires, about 1,000 miles on them”

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1949 CJ-3A Paonia, CO $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Runs and drives.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/paonia-1949-willys-jeep/7111381476.html

“49 willys in pretty good shape very lil rust for age, has been in Paonia it’s entire life. Drives great, very fun , purrs like a kitten, Still has the 6volt foot start system, generator works, absolutely no mechanical issues. Fires right up on the coldest days. Seats were original but got a puppy and she decided to tear them up so does need reupholstered 🙁 has original jack and tools. Would make a fun restore or enjoy it the way it is. 36,000 original miles. Asking $3,900 obo. Serious inquires only.”

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1951 CJ-3A Phoenix, AZ $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price bumped to $10,500.

(11/14/2019) Has a variety of updates.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/for/d/glendale-1951-willys-jeep-cj3a-4×4/7111360114.html

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“1951 Willys Jeep CJ3A Mostly Original
Family Owned since the late 1970’s in Phoenix Arizona. Clear Arizona title with no lien or accidents.
Original 134 CID (2.2L) L Head with 5,700 miles
Vehicles starts up and runs. Gauges work.
Comes with doors and top (pictured stacked up but not on the vehicle)

Recently installed brand new items:
– Master and Wheel Cylinders with all new Brake Hoses
– Radiator and Radiator Hoses
– Water Pump
– Full exhaust after manifold all the way back
– 5 Brand New Tires installed with 5 miles on them (BF Goodrich KO2 All Terrain)

All fluids checked or changed including all joints greased. This Jeep is ready to enjoy!