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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:
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  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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    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!

 
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1970 CJ-6 Palm Desert, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Has Warn OD. The rear wheel wells were partially trimmed on the inside.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/indio-1970-jeep-cj6-rare/7111748382.html

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“1970 cj6 long wheel base Jeep. These jeeps are rare. 101” wheelbase. Runs and drives however it is a project. Clean ca title and current registration. Dauntless 225 v6 original motor. Dana 44 rear and a Dana 27 I believe in the front. Drum brakes old school technology. 3 speed with a warn overdrive. Rebuilt Holley 2 barrel carb and a new distributor. The tires are 33 inch and currently junk. I have to swap one out due to being flat.

Possible trade for a built banshee, 250r, long travel built quads. Plus cash if needed.
I am more of a Toyota guy and decided not to build this Jeep. I was going to install a 14 bolt rear and a Dana 44 front with 37” tires and leaf spring it AND THEN CRUISE IT… It’s a great platform with a reliable motor. I believe it has a Detroit true track in the rear.”

 
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1946 Frame, 1948 Tub Montrose, CO $400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

Seller is willing to separate.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/montrose-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a-parts/7112482221.html

“1946 CJ2A Frame, 1948 CJ2A tub, fenders, hood and grill. Make offer, will separate if desired.”

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CJ-2A Bodies Bosque Farms, NM $300

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

Not sure if the tubs are $300/per tub?

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/isleta-cj2a-jeep-bodys/7105036010.html

“I have 3 jeep tubs for CJ2A jeeps, some fenders, hoods, windshields, and many other parts, vintage jeeps only”

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Year? Trailer Reno, NV $1000

• CATEGORIES: trailer

It appears to have data plates.

https://reno.craigslist.org/tro/d/reno-authentic-usmc-jeep-trailer/7113722694.html

“Authentic USMC / Army jeep trailer.”


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1948 CJ-2A Wickenburg, AZ $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available

(03/23/2020) Has some cargo and rear bumper mods, along with an updated engine.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/bar/d/wickenburg-willys-jeep-cja/7110453243.html

“1948 willys jeep, this is a great looking an running jeep, has a chevy 2, 4 cylinder engine. Newly rebuilt transmission, 4 wd works great. LED lights front an rear, extra storage built into roll bar, and above wheel wells, Air shocks, upgrade saginaw Steering box.”

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1964 FJ-3A Nampa, ID $14,500

• CATEGORIES: FJ

It’s a project.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/nampa-1964-willy-jeep-fleetvan-wagon/7114001509.html

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“This is a 1964 Jeep Willy FJ-3A service Fleetvan wagon. Very rare left hand drive model. Body is straight and there is no rust eating through any of the body panels. There is rust that is just surface of chassis and body. There are a few bumps that would need some body work but they are very minor and small dents. Front and rear bumpers are missing unfortunately. The original engine has been replaced with a Ford V-8 and automatic transmission, engine turns over and has compression. Though it hasn’t ran for a few years. Engine would need a few parts for it to be finished, Radiator, fan, etc. got most of the parts for it to run. Driveshaft is not attached currently. Brakes don’t work and need servicing as well. This Willy’s Fleetvan will need to be trailered home. Can negotiate delivery after payment. Any questions shoot me a message, I can get any other photos if needed. Title in hand with bill of sale. $14500 or best offer.”

 
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1955 Jeep Specialized Vehicles And Equipment

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Seems I had scans of this 1955 Jeep Specialized Vehicles And Equipment brochure after all (not sure where I got them). The brochure is twenty-eight pages, but does not have a Form number (confirmed by the order form in this post).

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WANTED: Photo of an Early Monroe 3-Point Lift Tag

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Ted Jordan is hoping to find a good photo of a data tag from an early Monroe 3-Point Lift. Apparently, the early lifts did not have stampings; instead they had a tag attached as shown in the poor photo below. Ted would like to get a good photo of one so he can have the tag recreated. If you have something, either comment below, email me d @ deilers.com or email Ted direction willysted @ charter.net.

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Jeep Family of 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicles in Public Service Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure (form W-991-5) is currently priced at $18.99 with free shipping (or make offer). You could probably offer $15 and get it (I made an offer on a different brochure from the same seller and knocked off a few bucks). You can review all 25 pages here.

View all the information on eBay

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1945 Photo of A.J.W in Front of His Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wish they would have provided the full name of the soldier.

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“1945 Press Photo a soldier in his combat gear poses beside his jeep. This is an original press photo. A J.W. in front of his jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-13-1945.”

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1953 CJ-3B Selbyville, DE eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Bidding was $7000 as of Sunday afternoon.

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“This 1953 Willys CJ-3B is a modified vehicle with updates to the exterior, interior and drivetrain. The owner has had it for 4 years. The vehicle is drivable and is not regularly driven.1953-cj3b-selbyville-de1 1953-cj3b-selbyville-de2 1953-cj3b-selbyville-de3 1953-cj3b-selbyville-de4 Less then 600 miles on restoration. 350 Chevy 3 speed trans. Warn overdrive. Over all great condition! new clutch throw out bearing and carburetor recently. Please message with any questions prior to bidding.”

 

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Allen, TX Auction on BAT

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Thanks to Prasantha for sharing this auction. Overall seems like a nice rig. There are a few non-stock items, but they are relatively trivial in my opinion.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1946-willys-cj2a-8/

“This 1946 Willys CJ-2A was reportedly used as an airport tug prior to its purchase by the seller five years ago. It was later refurbished and is finished in Harvest Tan over a tan canvas interior. Power is from a 134ci inline-four paired with a three-speed manual gearbox and a dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes painted steel wheels, steel bumpers, a trailer hitch, a driver-side mirror and windshield wiper, and a rear bench seat. This CJ-2A is now offered with refurbishment documents and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name….”

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1950 Jeepster Atascadero, CA Auction May 16th

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This Jeepster will be up for auction May 16th.

https://slo.craigslist.org/ctd/d/atascadero-1950-willys-overland-jeepster/7111902698.html

Auction site: https://www.777auctioncompany.com

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“Up for Auction is this 1950 Willy’s Overland Jeepster, along with many other Cars, Trucks, Trailers, UTVs, Furniture, Farm and Heavy Equipment and so much more! Due to the Corona Virus, Live Preview of items will be by appt. only . This is an online auction which will take place on Sat. May 16th@ 7pm!! Pre-Bidding is going on now. Please visit our website to view the catalog for more photos and videos.

There are no minimums or reserves – all items will sell to the highest bidder!

If more information is needed please contact our office. We will be happy to take additional photos as well as videos as needed and answer any questions.
Your safety and our employees safety is of utmost concern.
Please call (805) 466-7296 for any questions!”

 
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Electric Stainless Flattie Sausalito, CA $16,999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,999

(01/20/2020) This was the seller’s demo electric vehicle. It has a modified VW Chassis. Needs a couple things fixed.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/sausalito-custom-stainless-steel-jeep/7101668729.html

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“Runs and drives good. I designed and built this as a prototype for a classic EVs startup it passed DMV inspection and is licensed clean title registers as a ‘specialty’ vehicle my Farmers agent insured it less than 100 miles everything still essentially brand new it was my demo vehicle to launch the company.

All the electronics and LiFePO4 battery bank bottom balancing (no BMS headache and potential Li batteries overheating to deal with is a *major plus*!) completed by one of the best EV conversion shops in CA – so everything has been done right batts still holding same charge they did day installed so vehicle should run trouble free and last for many years.
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1943 GPW Upland, CA $4600

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2019) I’m not sure what’s involved with the lien sale papers and obtaining a title.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/upland-1943-ford-gpw-jeep/7112535038.html

“Selling a 1943 Ford GPW. Good running and driving Jeep. Original Ford flathead motor, fully rebuilt and runs excellent. Transmission shifts good. Stops good, has upgraded 11” brakes. Sold as is, what you see is what you get. Lien sale papers. Asking $6500 no trades.”

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1946 CJ-2A? Firebaugh, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have an MB or GPW body.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/firebaugh-46-willys-jeep/7109384126.html

“1946 Willys Jeep. 350 V8. Not currently running. Needs petals/linkage. Stock rear end.
Bring your own trailer.”

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