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1942 Postcard “I’m Leaving on Leave”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

This postcard just sold eBay for $6.50.

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4 Photos of Family and Later Model CJ-2A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This auction is set of four negatives showing a family and a late model CJ-2A, determined by the stenciling on the tailgate which didn’t appear until around August of 1947.

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“HERE ARE FOUR B&W NEGATIVES THAT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE TAKEN ON A FARM. LOOKING AT THE CLOTHES GUESSING 1950’S. ON THE JEEP YOU CAN SEE WILLYS AND 4 WHEEL DRIVE. THESE MEASURE 2 3/8″ X 3 1/2″.”

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Chris notes that this photo is reversed, as the spare tire is shown on the driver’s side.

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1948 CJ-2A Uvalde, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This appears to have one of the full-size body extensions on it. It runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/733712534037794/

“Running condition drivable”

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1948 Ford Tow Truck Tyler, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This just struck me as having potential to be a neat ride. It appears straight and rust free.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2468977223213563/

“1948 Ford Tow Truck with a 390 V8, Truck starts and runs. Will make a great Street/Rat Rod with some work or great advertising vehicle Real eye catcher. Asking $8,000. Clean California Title.”

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1963 CJ-6 Longview, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

The last image contains some ‘facts’. To the best of my knowledge, there’s no data available regarding how many CJ-6s were exported vs. kept domestically. Then, there’s the Kaiser reference which isn’t quite correct either. 1963 was indeed a pivotal year,  marking the move away from Willys branded jeeps. But, by that time, Kaiser interests had owned Willys-Overland assets for almost a decade. Instead, this was a re-branding move, a time to ditch the Willys moniker (and its baggage/identity) in favor of the Jeep brand that saw the introduction of the Full-size Jeep line.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/163311288456770/

“1963 Jeep CJ, runs good, 4×4, bikini top, 4cyl,”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Prescott, AR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

No declaration as to whether it includes the trailer or not. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/154400776001053/

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Pittsburgh, PA $5600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/26/2020) No engine or interior photos.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2260053244295810/

“CJ2A 1946 Willy’s original equipment Runs , Drives , And Stops Very Good,Solid Original Engine 3 Speed Transmission, Frame Solid No Rust Floors Are Solid Body Mostly solid Top Is Very Good”

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Year? CJ-2A El Paso, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available?

Listed as a 1943, it looks like a pretty stock early CJ-2A to me. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/586890668540899/

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1947 CJ-2A Hemphill, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

A 1947 “left over from war”, or so the owner was told. Hmmm. May or may not start.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/549904342374617/

“Friend needed to pay for funeral so I gave her what she needed and she gave me this it was her husband they brought it new left over from war I think she said never ended up used in it it is running great me and brother was going to sand blast it and sell for two Harleys but he is in UT so not working out to fast and don’t need it setting here for ever might start on it but for now it is as seen it’s a lot better then what I see on here for the same price text for more info thanks”

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1948? CJ-3B? Lawrenceburg, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

The fenders and body are odd on this one.

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Kayline Soft Top and Cab Enclosure Hardtop Stayton, OR Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

TJ shared Therese. The seller listed these at $100, but it sounds like that is just a place holder. Seller is really looking for offers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/246167143348842

“I’ve got an arctic top off a 47 cj2a and a Kayline soft top. The Arctic top has been on the Jeep for many years just sitting in a barn. Pretty dirty and definitely needs paint, but structurally sound. The Kayline top I just got for the Jeep, as I am starting to fix it up, but it is not going to fit the full roll cage that I’m using. Seems to be in decent shape, just needs to be cleaned. Honestly, I’m not really sure what to ask for these tops, so if you’re interested, just make me an offer.”

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1953 CJ-3A Hamshire, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No description provided, other than a note that it is in ‘poor condition’.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/489298321982058/

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1951 Jeepster Live Oak, FL $8500

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Jeepster, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back up for sale. 

(12/29/2017) Isn’t this just a little different? It’s sitting on a CJ-5 chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/171228887663624/

“1951 Custom Willys Jeepster Woody. Jeepster front body on 1974 CJ5 4×4 with custom woody back. Std. transmission 3 spd., 4.2 6 cyl. engine. 20″ extended frame. Runs good. Needs new tires and windshield wiper motor. Many new parts.”

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Year? CJ-2A Florence, IN $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/275972633584083/

“Old Willy’s Jeep do not know the year, has been used mainly as farm vehicle. Asking $1500 OBO. Will have to come pick up.”

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Just a Couple Posts for Saturday

• CATEGORIES: News

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! Just a couple updates today.

 
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1955 Willys Motors Mailers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

When I first completed the post on the early brochures and mailers created by the Kaiser Willys marketing team, I didn’t have a complete list of mailer examples. Below is what I believe to be the completed list:

Here’s an order form from 1955. At the bottom of the order form is a list of mailers, but the mailers lack form numbers.

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These are the mailing brochures, but without identifying form numbers, I am not 100% positive these are correct …..

Farmer and Ranchers Best Investment: Whatever You Grow for Profit

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Earth Moving Equipment:

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Power Producing Equipment:

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Jeep-A-Trench:

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Service Station (Mr. Service):

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They Go Through: Form W-1765

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Postcard of Joe’s Super Service Station Hillman, MI on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Nice shot of Joe’s Super Service Station in Hillman, Michigan. The photo features a jeep truck and a CJ-3A that could both be from the same year.

View all the information on eBay

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1945? Bantam Trailer Northeast Ohio **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: **Sold**

The sellers are hoping to find a good home for this Bantam Trailer.

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April 1960 Jeep News

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

This issue of Jeep News is interesting in that the whole middle section focuses on the rise in jeep clubs. It isn’t an exhaustive list, but rather simply a list of clubs in contact with Jeep News, with a heavy emphasis on western clubs.

Note the CJ-6 hardtop on page 7. It’s a custom top built by Koenig. I don’t have it in my records, so keep a watch for it. It’s probably still out there somewhere, most likely still in Texas. Note also the scale model FC-170 giveaway and certificate with each FC-170 purchase on page 2.

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1955 CJ-3B Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1955 brochure form W-201-5 highlighted the CJ-3B as part of the advertising standardization push by the Kaiser Willys marketing team.

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Introducing the Jeep Surrey

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Here are a couple more articles introduction the Jeep Surrey. The first one notes that women will like it for its fashion while men will like it for its fine engineering. I’m less convinced that the term ‘fine-engineering’ should be applied to any of the DJ-3As.

The second was widely disseminated in various arrangements and reminds us that A similar model, the “Jeep” Gala, was introduced to the export market early this year . This documents that the Gala was the export model and the Surrey the domestic model.

This first article was published October 08, 1959, and comes from Utah’s Orem-Geneva Times:

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This October 04, 1959, article published in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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1946 CJ-2A Dallas, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Avaialble.

(05/20/2020) Two-owner jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/301123330882218/

“My father purchased this 1946 jeep in 2019 from the original owner here in Dallas. The Willys jeep is a 1946 CJ-2A. It had been in their family since that time. The vehicle was painted white some years ago and was converted to a 12-volt system. The jeep is mostly original with many additional options. A heater, Koenig winch, wipers, blinkers were added to name a few. The original owners manual and framing for the top are also included with a few other random parts. While the jeep would benefit carburetor cleaning the Jeep runs and drives well now. $10,000 obo. Willing to trade. No scams”

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1946 CJ-2A Ripon, CA $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1826935964107009/

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1945? CJ-2A Cyril, OK $2250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I see nothing to indicate it is a ‘1945’.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/870030490166581/

“Cj2a. Nothing army about this all citizens Jeep.”

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1949? CJ-2A Arlington, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some passenger-side rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/603200913942773/

“Vintage Willys Jeep, very complete, needs a restoration. The motor is a flathead 4 cylinder, dana 18 transfer case, 3 speed transmission. The body has rust on the right side, frame is good. The data tags are still on the Jeep, I have a title in hand. The windshield frame has rust, I have a spare one to go with it”

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