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1945 Converto Airborne Trailer Oregon City, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Blaine spotted this Converto trailer for sale.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/oregon-city-wwii-us-airborne-airborn/7251561682.html

“We are offering a 1945 USA Converto trailer used by the Army and Navy, as well as Marine Corps in World War Two WW2.

We were in gold country, in central California, hunting for a few things to bring home to the shop when we found this lovely Converto trailer, which is complete, and original. It even has both of the original BF Goodrich military issue tires, which are extremely rare.

Date plates are intact, and only needs paint, wiring, and the canvas bag for the front. If we replace these ourselves, the trailer will list at full retail value- $2,500”

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1947 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2020) This project jeep has a body with its drain holes filled. Possible gov data plate on dash?

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-collins-1947-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7243571453.html

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, partial restoration, solid body, very complete and original, engine needs to be rebuilt, many spare parts.”
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Year? CJ-2A Redlands, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This doesn’t run. It’s listed as a 1948, but the data plate and early grille suggest a 1946.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/159110628902308

“Willy’s Jeep V-6 Warn front hubs Comes with all sorts of extra parts It ran before I parked it long term”

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1957 Park ‘Jeep’ Dealership St. Louis Park, MN

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

UPDATE: As JoeB points out (and I missed), the van is an Economy 2WD Deliver Chassis with a Montpelier body conversion (vs. the Boyer version).

http://www.ewillys.com/2013/12/02/economy-delivery-van-image-comparison/#more-150114

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Several folks shared this photo with me. It was published by Paul Swanson on Facebook. HIs family used to own the dealership. The fourth vehicle in the row looks to be an unusual model of the economy/package/delivery van. You’ll note it lacks front hubs, suggesting it was 2WD. Some were 2WD and some 4WD vans: http://www.ewillys.com/2020/07/06/photo-of-an-unusual-boyerstown-built-2wd-delivery-van/

Paul dates the photo to 1957, but to me the FC-150 on the left and the first FC-150 in the row of jeeps look like they are not narrow tracks, which would put the photo later than 1957. Moreover, I cannot find any ads for Park Jeep earlier than the summer of 1958.

Paul indicated that he will post better images of the van.

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From the February 02, 1960, issue of the Minneapolis Star. Strangely, I could not locate any ads earlier than the summer of 1958. So, it’s unclear to me when the dealership opened. You’ll note this ad mentions an Economy van; maybe the one in the pic above never sold.

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1942 Jeep Convoy of Russians

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was published in the November 21, 1942, issue of the Los Angeles Times. It shows the convoy of a Russian antitank outfit.

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QSL Cards on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

I haven’t listed these QSL cards in a while. Here’s a couple ones I hadn’t seen.

  1. Jeepster Kid’s KBN-2655 Card on eBay:
    “Vintage QSL Radio Card, JEEP Sanford Florida.

    KBN-2655, The JEEPSTER KID!! 
    NS Stamped.”

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2. This QSL Card is from Earl Clark, Jr:
“Vintage QSL Radio Card.
“KBN-7286 Earl Clark Jr”.
Inkster, Michigan.
Vintage Jeep and camping scene.”
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1943 GPW Paradise, CA $5800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2127914504011897

“1943 World War II military jeep. Clean clear California title with no back fees. It’s all stock except for the small Block Ford V8 that runs excellent. It also has hanging petals with hydraulic brake and clutch master cylinder. This is a great little run around hot rod Jeep that could easily be a candidate for a full restoration or Rockcrawler build. Or just leave it the way it is and have a great time. If you don’t think this is a great deal, then it probably isn’t the deal for you 😊  It has all of the hard stuff to find. Nine slot military grill with the stock headlights and headlight brackets. Tool boxes with latches in the back of the tub. Hood without Willys on it. The correct windshield frame. The stock high-capacity gas tank etc. (I will not be available to show this vehicle until Tuesday, December 29. This will be first come first serve in person cash sale.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rogers, AR $12,400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates. The outside has a bed-liner.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249808279864975

“1948 Jeep Willys · Suv · Driven 3,150 mile WITH TITLE!!!!! Time to sale my old Jeep. I use this a lot in the summer as a town and back road cruiser. Its runs perfect and Pretty much everything is new. It’s fully rhino-lined. 350-SBC with the T-90. PB, PS, fuel cell in rear. No frame rust, Brand new 35×12.50” MT tires. Everything works well. Feel free to ask my any questions and I can send videos of running to interested parties. $17k in build”

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1964 CJ-5 Erie, PA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Kyle’s got his rebuild CJ-5 for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/2793113030954666

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“F134, T90,Dana18, 5:38 gears, I bought this 2 years ago at auction. Since then did a full body off frame restoration. Rust free Frame, body has minor rust by drain plugs & rear body mounts. Rebuilt the T90. New complete Exhaust & muffler. It has 30” 15×7.5 Coker tires with spare. New gas tank Solex carburetor but i do have the Carter YF. Myers Hardtop W/ doors but still work in progress. Farmers Draw Bar hitch Seats i made myself. 8 extra 15” wheels I do have extra axles. One from a CJ7 & (2) 1966 CJ5 4:88 axles, covered in snow. It is Titled & has insurance. Price is a bit high, only reason theres high demand for Jeeps. I am flexible on price. Drop me a DM.”

 
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1964 CJ-3B Fort Worth, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Later model no-script CJ-3B that needs some love.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/915098012580341

“Yes it is a 1964 CJ 3B has a new overhauled engine I believe it’s a 154 clean title 4 x4”

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1966 CJ-6 Spanish Fork, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It turns over, but doesn’t start at the moment. The Kelly hardtop looks to me to be the Custom Full Cab, rather than a Safari top.

“Price reduced…
This Jeep is actually a CJ6 safari edition. It has a pto pinch with snow plow attachment. I don’t have the plow. The engine turns over but don’t start due to the fuel system being disconnected to be cleaned. Just don’t have time to finish it.”

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1944 GPW Strunk, KY $17,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

A solid GPW, but not quite all original and has some replacement parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323126325615384

“1944 Quarter Ton World War II Military Jeep……newly rebuilt 4 cylinder motor and transmission, new seats and top, and new tires. Everything is original Ford GPW.”

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1966 CJ-6 Winchester, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $550.

Not sure how much value is here.

“1966 Jeep CJ6 The good – clean Kentucky Title in my name, the frame is solid, springs are good. Has a Dauntless V6 block & a T14 transmission & it rolls!!! The bad – very rusty body, incomplete engine – see pictures Sold without wheels – if you want four wheels & tires $200 extra Located in Winchester Kentucky.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1955 CJ-5 Fort Worth, TX $3600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2821817818141020
  2. 1958 CJ-5 West Point, GA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/300678744575286
  3. 1963 CJ-5 South Jordan, UT $3650: https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6907646
  4. 1963 CJ-5 Winfield, MO $600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/951794735320698
  5. 1960 CJ-5 Oroville, CA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/670874133586655
  6. 1966 CJ-5 Mesa, AZ $1250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1266787493705037
  7. 1961 CJ-5 Hoopeston, IL $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/373917423832894
  8. 1975 CJ-5 Henderson, TX $2250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2718568885065980
  9. 1973 CJ-5 Whitman, MA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1115696995551192
  10. 1974 CJ-5 Wingdale, NY $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/771379073412879
  11. 1973 Gardner, MA $3300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/680145482686012
  12. 1968 CJ-5 Agawam, MA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/832113560920508
  13. 1955 CJ-5 North Bend, OR $4500: https://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/coos-bay-1967-f100-2wd-55-willys-jeep/7250397703.html
  14. 1961? CJ-5 Brentwood, CA $1950: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/brentwood-willys-jeep/7250049396.html
  15. 1967 CJ-5 Albuquerque, NM No Price: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bar/d/albuquerque-kaiser-willys-jeep/7248036322.html
  16. 1961 CJ-5 Greenville, SC $3000: https://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/d/greenville-willys-jeep-cj-extra-parts/7250863041.html

M-38A1s:

  1. 1954 M-38A1 Perris, CA $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1003407096849453
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Bellflower, CA $4700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198533905273209
  3. 1962 M-38A1 Yuma, AZ $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/797653424145849
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Huntington Station, NY $625: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763312940875339
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Cove, OR $6000: https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/d/cove-m38a1-jeep/7250302966.html
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Durham, CA $2500: https://chico.craigslist.org/pts/d/nelson-m38a1-willys-jeep/7247924228.html
  7. 1963 M-38A1 Vacaville, CA $5300: https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/vacaville-1963-m38-willys-jeep/7244091804.html
  8. 1953 M-38A1 Lebanon, TN $7950: https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/lebanon-1953-willys-m38a1-jeep-cj2q/7242648078.html
  9. 1953 M-38A1 San Francisco, CA $12,000: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/san-francisco-1953-willys-jeep/7251988750.html (has incorrect grille)
 
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1953 CJ-3A Mountain Home, AR $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has lots of updates. Unclear if it runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/998119880673650

“Willys jeep 1953 mud toy,has 350 sitting in it,some tinkering will be needed to get it going,very rear jeep”

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1951 CJ-3A Seattle, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This has leaf springs in the front and link/coils in the back.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/733561367575844

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“1951 Jeep CJ3A · Other_body_style · Driven 123,456 miles
Details in the photos. Well built Jeep. I bought it a little while ago from the builder with the intention of keeping it but I found the expedition build platform I want so a couple toys need to go.
It will track down the highway at 65mph no problem, starts every time and hasn’t given me any issues. Wheelbase it stretched about 6” I’d guess but I haven’t put a tape on it. Top in in good shape but one door window has a 6” tear.
I have new front shock mounts ready to be welded on and Ruff-Stuff 3/8 diff covers for both axles with Lube Locker gaskets un-installed.
$6000 OBO”

 
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Flat Fender Roll Cage Modesto, CA $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Seems a good price.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/pts/d/modesto-willys-jeep-cj2a-rb/7253124800.html

“Cj2a Willys keep roll bar $300”

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Late Model CJ-3B & CJ-3A Van Buren, AR $1000/each

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

Not sure how much value is here. The price at the top of the ad reads $900, so the price may now be $900/each.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1448345718707532

“Two Willy’s Jeeps good for parts on a rebuild. One is titled (1948 model) and one is not. Asking $1000 each.”

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1975 DJ-5D Bel Air, MD $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Includes additional 4wd parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/920854258445270

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“Runs and drives very well, ive had quite alot of fun with this thing over the summer. Its definitely a head turner and people really do seem to enjoy it. Clean title in hand Please be aware this vehicle is only 2wd as well as right hand drive. The jeep currently has an 232 6cyl engine Automatic transmission Dana 44 rear with 3.07 gears Also included are all the parts I have that I intended to use to convert it to 4×4. This includes Cj5 frame and narrow track axles with 4.56 gears. Set of seats from a PT cruiser that will bolt right in. Dana 300 transfer case 2 AMC 232 engines. One is good and ready to use one is locked up and for parts. Miscellaneous drivetrain related parts such as driveshafts and motor mounts”

 
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1975 DJ-5 Fredericksburg, VA $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/678760963046945

“Clean title, right hand drive, 6 cyl, runs great and no issues. Looking to sell asap! No trades, cash”

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1948 CJ-2A Orem, UT $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/28/2020) Runs? The drain holes have been filled, so it’s likely had some body work. Both sides of the body have been notched near the seats.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6847042

“1948 CJ2A WILLYS JEEP. THIS 1948 WILLYS HAS PRACTICALLY NO RUST. THIS JEEP IS THE PERFECT RESTORATION AS IT HAS THE ORIGINAL ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE TRAIN. ITS 95% COMPLETE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SEATS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH RESTORATION PARTS. I ABSOLUTELY HATE PARTING WITH THIS BUT WILL NEVER HAVE THE TIME TO RESTORE IT THE WAY I WOULD LIKE”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Willits, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This VEC CJ-2A still has the column shift and is in pretty original condition. It runs and drives. Drive as is or restore. Includes parts for a rear PTO/gearbox.

https://mendocino.craigslist.org/cto/d/willits-1946-cj2a-willys-jeep-column/7252002800.html

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A rare factory column shift “3 on the tree” Last of my father’s collection, runs drives on Non-0p it isn’t concourse condition in really good condition. True mileage unknown. Fuel tank treated. Lots of extra parts – PTO-top bows-side steps- 2 extra windshields and a lot more. Yes dash tags with Jeep.
$9500 firm”
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First Time Using a CJ-5 Trencher

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve shared this video of MuddOxRacing using a trencher for the first time. There are some good closeups of how the machine works.

 
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1944 Article on Former Decorator’s Japanese Prisoners

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This is a fun article about a former decorator turned jeep jockey named Pvt. Hurshal (Peewee) Wilson in New Guinea ‘captured’ 17 prisoners. It appeared in the Medford Mail Tribune (Medford,Oregon). His jeep was named “Helen” after his girlfriend.

Hurshal would survive WWII and leave the Army a Tech 5, but his relationship to Helen did not. Instead, he married Deedra R (Harman) Wilson. He passed away in 1991, his wife passing later in 2006, with both buried at Riverside National Cemetery. There is no evidence they had children.

After finding the article, a search on eBay led to this photo of Hurshal:

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Here’s the article:

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1958 Service Bulletin For Wagon Side-Panel Heater

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Mike shared an interesting document. This January 5, 1958, Service Bulletin discusses a wagon side-panel heater installation.

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