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1946? CJ-2A Niles, MI $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4200.

(10/07/2020) Jeep has no title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763373814387535

“Old 1946? Willys CJ2A for sale price reduced to 4500 cash sale only. Jeep runs drives stops. Has new military tires, new carburetor, new brake lines, and a few extra parts that are new. This Jeep needs a new home for winter come buy it before it’s gone! No title bill of sale will be given Will look at possible trades for nice 4×4 truck $4500 obo cash is king”

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1985 CJ-7/Flattie Body Project Hudson, NH $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2020) This has a fiberglass body. I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1223807497989120/

“This is a PROJECT it’s a 1985 cj7 frame and 4 cyl running gear 4 speed trans. The body is a used cj2a fiberglass tub steel frt end. This is a project and needs to be completed”

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1951 CJ-3A? North Branford, CT $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/30/2020) This appears to be a CJ-3A with a replacement tub, but hard to tell for sure given the pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1541216709418444

“1951 willys Jeep. Have 90% of the parts. There is not rot on it at all it has been in a garage all it’s life. Motors all there needs to be gone through before running it. I have the front seats they will need to be re covers but there not bad. Has big tires on it solid front a rear axles. Not in a rush to sell it but I’m also not giving it away. Yes it needs work but you won’t find one in this good of condition in ct. has a new body on it an I have the receipt. Will trade for a tractor with a bucket an a 3 point hitch attachment”

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Year? CJ-3A East Stroudsburg, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2020) Looks to be a CJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/767701680754543

“Willys for sale or trade , comes with plow , was running. Not sure of year and not actual miles.”

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1947 CJ-2A Egg Harbor, NJ $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/03/2020) The drain holes have been filled, so probably has had some body work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2845979825623546/

“Frame off restoration new wheels and tires , wire harness, seats, runs drives well, lots of new parts. Clear title. Looking for possible trade corvette”

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1946 CJ-2A Loudon, NH $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/29/2020) It’s got a fiberglass body and stainless windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/671158700469691

1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A around 1000 miles on rebuilt engine. New carb and front end parts. Fiberglass body, stainless steel CJ-3a windshield. Full roll cage best top seats and full soft top with side windows. Best top center console. 4000lb winch. Spare tire carrier. New 700×16 tires. Fun Jeep.”

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1947 CJ-2A Collins, MS $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2020) Sounds like it runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1193853607683568

“Garage kept since 1993, good condition. Three speed floor shift transmission”

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Jeepsters and the Sunkist Lady

UPDATE: This article provides more information about this stunt Jeepster and plane. It was published in the March 20, 1949, issue of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

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Originally Published Dec 8, 2012:


The Sunkist Lady was an Aeronca 15AC Sedan airplane flown by Dick Riedel and Bill Barris used to set a world-record for endurance flight.  They spent a total of 1008 hours and 2 minutes aboard the airplane, ending their flight in April of 1949. Unfortunately for them, their record was broken six months later.

What makes this relevant for jeep fans was that to keep the plan in the air, the crew used Jeepsters borrowed from local dealers to race down the airport runway so the crew could hand fuel and food to the two pilots.

Thanks to Colin for forwarding the story!

Here is a link to a story and a video about the flight (124 MB): http://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/airport/the_sunkist_lady.asp

Here is a second article:  http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2012/03/saga-of-sunkist-lady.html. The picture below is from that article.


 
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1946 Ralph McGill Column: Jeep Jockey in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

I’d be very interested to know if the driver’s kidney issues improved once he his jeep driving days in the military were over. This article appeared in the February 21, 1946, issue of the Atlanta Constitution.

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Knox Trailers

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

UPDATE: Scott recently refurbed his Knox, making it capable and durable for modern activities. He’s had a hard time finding information on these trailers. Does anyone know more about them? Here are a couple pics of his trailer:

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Here are two Knox trailers that were listed on eBay back in 2013:

1) This Knox trailer was on eBay and has a serial number of 15.

“This is soooo rare there is barely ANYTHING on Google except this listing now..
From what I can gather from old guys in the military vehicle circles, these were made by Knox company who also made utility bodies and truck tool boxes. These were optional equipment for international trucks and some Jeeps. Serial #15, Rated at 1500 pounds”

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2) This one is from the Inland Empire in California and was priced at $800

“Rare! It is an Old School Truck frame and 4’x6′ bed, converted into a trailer. Wood bed floor needs work but Im using ply wood right now. Hi clearance,very heavy duty used for Hualing Quad,offroading and camping. Comes with a Metal storage box on front. It has a Heavy Duty Dexter 6000lb mobile home axle with 3” tube,big spindles, narrowed to fit frame. It still has electric brake backing plates but not complete, You can buy the e-brake Hub/drum kit to fit backplates in future? Use it for parts to restore your Old truck or Rat Rod or As a Wagon for your Willys / Jeep or Offroad Truck. I would like to sell $800 or trade/Barter for A Low milage Jeep/Dodge 4.0L-4.6 Stroker or 5.9 v8.

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1942 Santa w/ Kids in a jeep

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

This 1944 newspaper photo of Santa in a jeep shows a military jeep with a taller-than-normal windshield, almost 2A like. This was published in the December 28, 1942, in the Bull Horn out of Norman, Oklahoma.

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1947 Press Photo of Japanese Kids in Toy Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This press photo was taken March 30, 1947, at a Japanese department story where kids got to test out riding jeeps from a Japanese manufacturer who added “Kiroy was Here” to the dash. I don’t think these models of riding jeeps have been documented.

View all the information on ebay

“1947 Press Photo Children playing with toy jeeps at a department store in Japan. This is an original press photo. Japan (General). Japanese children, visiting a Tokyo department store, try out toy jeeps bearing the slogan “Kilroy was here,” placed on them by the Japanese manufacturer.Photo measures 7 x 8.75inches. Photo is dated 3-30-1947. ”

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I was able to locate a corresponding photo in a newspaper. This one appeared in the March 31, 1947, issue of the Des Moines Tribune out of Iowa:

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Flat Fender Project Eatonville, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500. Includes a Bobcat hood and modified windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1427316374280630

(10/28/2020) “1942 Jeep mb wheeler no engine or trans. Got it but decided not enough time in my schedule. Clear title from prior owner. Needs lots of work but a good base!”

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1942 GPW Blackfoot, ID $8000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2020)  Has updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/874571583075282/

“1942 Ford GPW WILLYs Jeep. Chevy ll engine straight 4 New T-90 transmission Front disc brake conversion”

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1947 CJ-2A Graham, WA $3500

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Lots of custom stuff here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/403091704373781

“1947 willys .its on a Toyota frame 20 r 4 speed toyota axles with 488s locked in rear. waggy springs in front 39.5 swampers on Beed locks 9000 warn .it’s a wheeler.most of wiring is hard wired but drives down the road pretty good needs shocks put back on it”

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1961 FC-170 Springerville, AZ $9000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2020) It’s a dually, too, but doesn’t have the outer rears mounted.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/649536632584214/

“1961 JEEP WRECKER. VEHICLE IS COMPLETE, RUNNING AND OPERATIONAL. ”

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1947 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2020) Looks in good shape. Unclear why the drain holes are filled.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/yakima-1947-cj-2a/7240186090.html

“Very nice condition-Always garaged-No rust-no accidents-original body,engine,and running gears all matching numbers-front disc brakes-12volt ignition and starter-lots”

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1943 MB Medford, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/07/2020) This body’s been altered, as has the power train.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409946760038089

“Work in progress 200 ci Ford L6 engine w/3 sp automatic All parts go with it ,T 96 trans ,with old pto shaft ,brake parts ,lights ,wire , cables ,so on or best offer ,cash only”

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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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1951 CJ-3A Tustin, CA $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2020) Looks like a full rebuild that will take more effort than the seller suggests.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/tustin-willys-cj3a/7228031236.html

“Check out this sweet 1951 cj3a. She has a very solid body. Bubba cut a 2 holes in the rear. I’m guessing to use so kind of equipment. Mobile welder or something off a PTO. She was a work jeep for sure. But looks to be taken care off. Other then the hood the body has this cool German desert camo kind of patina too it and check out the vintage mascot painted one it. It says “go devil powered” pretty Rad!! Also on the tail gate you can still make out the willys four wheel drive. I have a windshield frame gas tank and radiator for it. As is. has a tile and non op reg. But she has her spot in line to be fixed up and it won’t take much to get her going and street worthy again!!”

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November 1946 Carl’s Motor Co. Dealer Ad

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

This looks like it may have been a full-page ad for Carl’s Motor company, despite the news stories sprinkled within. Note the photo of Bob Hope in a CJ-2A that seems to be promoting Carl’s Motors (I wonder if Bob Hope knew it).

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1946 Photo of Jeep Supplying Rural WV Schools

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

As of December 1946, Wyoming County Schools in West Virginia still had 52 one-room schools attended by 1200 students. To serve and maintain those schools throughout the year, the county purchased a CJ-2A.

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More details about the rural schools in this article from the December 27, 1946, issue of the Beckley Post Herald out of West Virginia.

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DJ-3A Gala in Ride the Wild Surf

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

Roger Martin pointed me to a Facebook photo from the 1964 movie Ride the Wild Surf. Pictured is Shelley Fabares (who had a higher billing than her female co-star) and Barbara Eden. The beach party movie also starred Fabian and a DJ-3A Gala.

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This is a video clip from the beach scene:

Here’s another short video clip of a Gala in the movie:

 
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1961 CJ-3B Roundup, MT $4650

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This later model 3B could use some love.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1092061524577915

“CJ3B high hood flat fender. Original 4 cylinder replaced with 6 cylinder 1978 Maverick engine (200 cube, 120 horsepower). Has new windshield, just did not get installed before pictures were taken. WARNE free wheeling hubs WARNE overdrive 11″ Wagoneer brakes. Many other modifications Also includes new bikini top, spare tire Jerry can carrier, extra molded plastic seats, tow bar. Very recently tuned up also new oil and filter. Runs GREAT.”

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1942 MB Napa County, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Jay’s got this update MB for sale. It has a Warn OD, plus other updates. The engine does not currently run.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/napa-1942-willys-mb/7251252863.html

“Here is your chance to enjoy next summer rock crawling the Rubicon trail!! I have a “1942 Willys MB” for sale. It has a small block Ford V8 with a T18 4 speed transmission Dana 18 transfer case with a Warn all range over drive. It has a Dana 44 in rear and a Dana 27 up front, not sure if it has any lockers. It has 33X12.5 R15 tires. I has a clear California title in my name with out any back fees!! The engine does not currently run.”

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