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Andy Gard Ride-on Toy Middletown, CT $25

• CATEGORIES: toys

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/tag/d/middletown-andy-gard-green-jeep-toy/7242939617.html

“Andy Gard Sit N Ride ARMY Jeep. Has 2-Stars on the hood,Steering wheel has ANDY GARD.
Andy Gard was well know for all his plastic toys back in the 1950’s,He made all his toy’s Near Pittsburgh Pa. in a small town call Leetsdale Pa. Comes with all wheel’s and steering wheel.”

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1945 MB & 1944 GPW Randolph, VT $3650

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/randolph-center-1945-willys-mb-ford-gpw/7247428116.html

“’45 Willy Military Jeep model ‘MB’ rolling frame and body only, no motor/tranny/T.C. (rough), and complete solid ’44 GPW frame/motor/running gear, CJ cowl in pics is removed (no body, motor has a knock)…’45 MB body is correct for the ’44 GPW….Body is not a good candidate for restoration, but could be a ‘driver’ or ‘reenactment’ jeep… $3650…Will sell separately…$1000. for the ’44 MB chassis and body…….$2650. for the ’44 GPW”

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2 1950s Jeepsters Hudson, NY $2600

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Lots of Jeepster parts.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/hudson-willys-jeepsters/7242197521.html

“2 1050 Jeepsters. One parts car rusted alot. Other very restorable. Yellow car orig. Paint. Very nice nose grille and doors. Extra door and windshield frame. Yellow car 90% complete. Both have orig drive trains. Both have 3 spd column shift with overdrive. Yellow car has org 6 cyl. Both motors stuck. Lots of parts. 2 nice comlete top frames. Multiple sets of trim. Cool project.”

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1963 DJ-3A Carson City, NV $38,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/17/2020) New tub, drivetrain and an M-38 frame, so not much DJ left on this jeep.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/carson-city-1963-willys-dj3-restomod/7206644005.html or
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1056906958105130

“1963 Willys DJ3 Jeep 2WD Dispatcher Restomod
4.3 Chevy V6 engine
SM465 4 speed transmission
Dana 44 rear end with 3.73 gears, True-Trac, one-piece axles
Modified Dana 30 front axle
15×10 wheels, P275/60R-15 tires
New tub, no rust
Boxed M-38 frame
$38,000.00. No checks, no trades.”

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Bantam? Trailer Kerhonkson, NY $550

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Looks like a good price on a trailer.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/tro/d/kerhonkson-willys-jeep-trailer/7231532849.html

“Willys Jeep Trailer with new Tires and New Springs,
3 1/2 thousand pound capacity
550 or best offer
Kerhonson near New Paltz”

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1947 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seems like there’s value here.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/snohomish-willys-jeep/7249040994.html

“1947 willys jeep. has not run in years. but all parts are there.”

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No Updates Friday

• CATEGORIES: News

I got busy with holiday stuff yesterday, so no updates today.

 
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Christmas and New Year Jeep-O-Grams

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

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In 1942, the Amarillo Globe-News and the Amarillo Daily News published messages called Jeep-O-Grams in both the hometown newspapers and a special Holiday Greeting edition of the Globe News Jeep. They did it as a way for families to send their family members world-wide Christmas wishes (though they did charge 4 cents a word).

What is the Glove News Jeep? Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to track down an example. According to the Volume 20 (sometime in 1942) issue of Newsweek, “Employees of The Amarillo ( Texas ) Globe – News get up a weekly soldiers ‘ and sailors ‘ edition in their spare time called Amarillo Globe – News Jeep . Carrying no advertising , the eight pages are packed with pictures and stories of men in the military”. 

While acknowledging it was an imperfect system for sending greetings to soldiers, the Amarillo Daily newspaper noted that the cable systems were expected to be jammed with messages during December 1942. So, a Jeep-O-Gram in the holiday edition of the Globe News jeep was better than nothing.

I’ll start with the published page of Jeep-O-Grams and then work backwards. The messages in the N-Z image are easier to read. I can publish a link to a higher res version of A-N if anyone is interested.

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March 1941 Popular Mechanics Article on Pygmy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This article on the Ford “Pygmy” was published in the March 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics. You’ll note there is no reference to the vehicle being called a “GP” (though, to be fair, the term GPW never appears in the magazine either), nor is there a reference to it being “General Purpose”.

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Walt Disney Driving a “Lefty” CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos

These photos popped up one Facebook recently, likely pulled from the Just A Car Guy blog. I believe these were originally from some kind of video of Disney driving, because I was able to find an animated gif on Pinterest of the same event. I could not locate the original video, but I’m sure it is digitized and out there on the net somewhere …

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Photo of Slat Grille Jeep Being Loaded onto Plane on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No date on this photo of a Slat Grille MB being loaded onto a plane.

View all the information on ebay

“Press Photo Military personnel watch Jeep being loaded on aricraft. This is an original press photo. Military personnel — Jeep – aircraftPhoto measures 10 x 8inches. Photo is dated –NONE.”

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1946 CJ-2A Acworth, GA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/24/2020) Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/706580923593882

“1946 cj2a. Good jeep. Runs drives well. Previous owner installed new original wiring harness. Very solid rust free”

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1946 CJ-2A Vero Beach, FL $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some mods. This might have a new body.

“1946 Willys cj2a. Runs and drives. Title in my name. $8000 cash only no trades. If you’re reading this it’s still available”

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1944 MB Shingle Springs, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

Seller does not want to ship. The jeep might need some wiring fixes.

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“December 1944 delivery date willys MB. Fires up quick and easy, runs and drives great. All original body, frame, axles, engine, trans and transfer case. Data plates on glove box original and match frame tag.

There are some reproduction parts on this jeep like the black out light, carry handles, wheels, top bows, new a upholstery. Partial restoration done as accurate as possible for exterior looks.

Wiring has some issues PO hooked in a electric pump and it starts by dash button instead of floor button now, not sure if charging system is working. I would consider a new harness later and getting the missing air cleaner and fuel filter to make it more original.

There is absolutely no bondo or body work done and you can tell by being able to see the factory seam welds and little imperfections. There is some rust in floor boards that goes into the hat channels beneath. Common issue and better to have that than bad a repair job. Not willing to ship to another country or state.”

 
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1963 CJ-3B Montgomery, AL $7700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7700.

(12/01/2020) This is a non-script CJ-3B (no WILLYS stamps on the hood or tailgate).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/692982558316980

“1963 CJ3B Willys Jeep. Runs good. Call if questions.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1968 CJ-5 Kalispell, MT $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/374697187191161/
  2. 1957 CJ-5 Seabeck, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/209955633611927
  3. 1960 CJ-5 Salt Lake City, UT $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2656445574606690
  4. 1980 CJ-5 Barstow, CA $1999: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307793840468411
  5. 1979 CJ-5 Filer, ID $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428851041835364
  6. 1966 CJ-5 Provo, UT $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/658691168145128
  7. 1964 CJ-5 Laredo ,TX $3000: https://laredo.craigslist.org/cto/d/laredo-1964-willys-jeep-cj5/7236517475.html
  8. Year? CJ-5 Wellington, CO $1500: https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/pts/d/wellington-1953-jeep-willys/7240219905.html
  9. 1961 CJ-5 Spokane, WA FREE: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/665709587355945/
  10. 1955 CJ-5 Asuza, CA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383850582954867
  11. 1976 CJ-5 Yuba City, CA $2300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1207238636344150

M-38A1s:

  1. 1954 M-38A1 Glen Cove, NY $12,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/501107804161625
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Cathlamet, WA $5600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2749013702027116
  3. 1963 M-38A1 Vacaville, CA $5500: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/vacaville-1963-m38a1-jeep/7242479337.html
  4. 1954 M-38A1 Oscoda, MI $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/818730658962787
  5. 1955 M-38A1 Erie, PA $25,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/144380390457434
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Inland Empire, CA $5500: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/rialto-1953-willys-jeep-complete-stock/7243535217.html
  7. 1953 M-38A1 Cleveland, OH $8500: https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/d/cleveland-1953-willys-m38a1-jeep/7234938696.html
  8. 1953 M-38A1 Placerville, CA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/842036336642106
  9. 1953 M-38A1 Corona, CA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/231853974997960
  10. 1953 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $15,800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/393581475114096
  11. 1956 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $9999: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/794162321142762
  12. 1954 M-38A1 Perris, CA $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1003407096849453
 
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Sears/Meyers Half Cab Tampa, FL $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This Sears-branded Meyers half cab appears worth a look. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/673810379944607

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1947 CJ-2A Woodside, CA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2020) Has some updates. Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/975741502920961

“947 Jeep Willy’s has a 1970s Ford v6 motor warn winch no rust at all very clean runs great everything works has three speed transmission and over drive interior and exterior are clean also has two gas tanks and much more”

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1972 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Bellflower, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2020) This is a 2WD sand jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828718211239539

“For sale… $12,500 OBO 1972 CJ5 Jeep all fiberglass body and one piece hood. 2 wheel drive with a Pontiac 9 1/2 rearend. 355 SBC with 400 trans. Only one trip on trans. Running 20.00 paddles. LED headlights and bar. New fuel tank. Custom dash …. $12,500 OBO”

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1949 CJ-3A Visalia, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/17/2020) Not ‘completely stock, as the seats have been changed out, it has a passenger gas tank, and a few other minor changes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/406484877386965

“1949 Willys Jeep completely stock 4500 obo 8000 original mi NO RUST! Call for details”

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Off Road Race Jeep San Tan Valley, AZ $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

Interesting square muffler (custom?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1930969883707286

“Off ROAD RACE JEEP $3800 OBO”

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1953 CJ-3B Orlando, FL $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This 3B was for sale earlier this year and had an L-head in it, but that engine and tranny/tc have been removed. The price has been dropped.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1177165422628921/

“1953 jeep willys for sale with title NO Engine NO Transmisión Has rust on tub Chasis in good condition Front and rear differentials in good condition New gas tank, front seats”

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2 FCs Punta Gorda, FL $3500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Both of these are projects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/807847896440891

“Two Jeep fc Would make awesome projects Both need a lot of work No doors on green one $3500”

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Feb 1957 Science and Mechanics FC-150 Blurb

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

The February 1957 issue of Science and Mechanics introduced readers to the FC-150 with this short article.
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Canfield Tow Company Wrecker Mailers & Documents

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

UPDATE: Yesterday my brain failed me. First, I labeled Mike “Tom”. Second, I misunderstood the brochure Mike sent. Moreover, Mike sent some additional Canfield information, which I’ve added to this post. So, let’s try this again ….

1. Mike’s Canfield Wrecker Mailer Postcard. 8 x 9 Folded , 11 x 9 Unfolded. This is the outside back and front.
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This inner portion allowed recipients to resend the postcard back to Canfield for more information.

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2. Canfield Wrecker Mailer Postcard from eBay. These images came from eBay and don’t show the whole card. From the eBay ad:  “original Postcard, 8.5 x 5.5, Canfield Tow Truck Equipment.”

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3. Additional Canfield information. Mike provided these bulleltins about how to sell the Canfield wrecker to prospects. These first two pages deal with incentives for Jeep dealers for installing Canfield wreckers.

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