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Worman Hardtop Graeagle, CA Best $300

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

UPDATE: Still Available. The jeep as a whole was sold back in 2014.

(12/28/2017) The hardtop looks to be an early Willys-Overland Worman-manufactured hardtop .. a very hard to find item.

“Cab with doors as seen in pics. Does NOT include tub. Best CASH offer.!

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Late 1948 America’s Most Useful Vehicles Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

This 1948 jeep family brochure was likely produced in late 1948, as there’s a reference to an upcoming expectation “in early 1949” within the text. Outside of that reference, there’s no date stamp or form number. I’ve only seen few of these pop up for sale on eBay, so I snagged this one right away. I believe it represents the earliest and most complete (in pics and text) listing of the full line of jeep models for the civilian market (it lacks any military models and business-focused models, such as the Package Delivery Vans).

I especially like the illustrations. The discussion of the different factory divisions at the back was interesting, too. Including the covers, the brochure is 26 pages.

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1949 Ad from Dealer M. O. Trindel

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

This ad March 05, 1949, ad in the Beatrice times (Beatrice, Nebraska) from M. O. Trindel, and authorized Jeep Sales and Service provider underscores his enthusiasm for the Willys 1949 line-up of vehicles. His argument that Willys-Overland’s lack of innovation (models didn’t change yearly) was a competitive differentiator that I hadn’t considered, but this meant there was much internal innovation. I would argue that instead of Willys-Overland and Willys Motors innovating internally, they left the innovations to the special equipment folks, from tops and hubs to winches and other pto equipment.


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1957 Ad and Merchandise Bulletin for Jeep Pens and Pencils

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Mike shared this September 6, 1957, announcement sent to all dealers about the new Eversharp ‘Jeep’ pens, pencils and sets, now available with the Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-170 illustration.

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CJ-5 Truck


Blaine shared this build that combined a CJ-5 and a GMC bed was featured a few years ago on It was a product of necessity; he builder had an old CJ-5 and needed a truck.


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Toy Pressed Steel Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** for $12.00 on eBay (plus $15 shipping).

Anyone recognize this toy? It is in rough condition.

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“Vintage 1940’s Era Pressed Steel Willys Jeep, Metal Wheels. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Couldn’t find the makers mark it may have deteriorated over time, I am not an expert on steel pressed toys it looks like it was modeled after the Louis Marx Pressed steel jeeps but it is 6.5″ long and i have been told that Marx Jeeps were 11″ long. The steering wheel is missing and the pop-up window is missing”





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WANTED: Looking for Custom CJ-3B Naples, ID

• CATEGORIES: wanted

This person is hoping to locate a custom CJ-3B build that was in Naples, ID (I think?). It’s got a pretty distinctive hood, grille, and windshield.

“1953 Jeep Homemade · Other_body_style · Driven 530 miles I built this with my Dad over 40 years ago trying to find out if it’s still in the area”


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1946 CJ-2A Hamilton, MT $3000


This could be a good price. No description provided, but there is a p# provided.

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1947 CJ-2A Mt. Angel, OR $7999


It’s not clear to me whether this was part of a fire department or just made to look like that. The seller is firefighter.

“I’m a firefighter and it’s time to sell my “fleet”. The fire trucks have been sold but this 1947 Willys is a solid runner. Top and bottom of original engine has been rebuilt. New radiator installed last September. Has Warn hubs and like new Toyo tires. In addition to four wheel drive the overdrive allows you to drive comfortably at 50-55 mph, Tow bar will be included. Emergency lights have been removed.”

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1952 CJ-3A Marysville, WA $20,000


This CJ-3A includes a rear PTO and gearbox. The body and front clip look in exceptional shape. It looks like the PTO bar has been cut down a little? It also looks like there is/was some kind of nest in front of the radiator?

1951 Willy’s Jeep with PTO
All original and everything works except the fuel gauge.
A true classic!
First $20,000.00 CASH Takes it!
No Disappointments.”

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1949? CJ-2A? Covington, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

Lots of updates to this fiberglass bodied jeep. This has a Bobcat fiberglass hood and may well have a Bobcat body, too.

“1949 Willy’s CJ2A. Original frame and grill, fiberglass body. Has 6 point cage tied into frame with 3 beard suspension seats and 4 point harnesses. VERY rare Koenig Arctic top included. Needs to be sand blasted and repainted but no real cancer spots. Motor/trans: carbureted Chevy 327 with new plugs, wires, and alternator, dual electric fans, freshly rebuilt TH 350 mated to a Dana 18 T Case. Running gear: Dana 44 front (Detroit) and rear (spool) with 5.13 gears. Disc brakes all around with dual Wilwood master cylinders. Riding on Rubicon Express YJ leafs SOA with trac bar. 35×15 with tons of life left.

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1962 Truck Wycoff, NJ $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Bill spotted this truck. It’s not clear if it was a service station truck, but a vintage “ROAD SERVICE” label has been painted on the hood. It’s listed as a 1962, but lacks the “hockey stick” trim.


“I’m thinking of letting go of a vehicle dear to my heart. I’ve owned this girl for about ten years and have brought it back to very presentable condition. Three speed manual, no power steering or power brakes. All glass clean. Crank windows work and the heater is remarkably effective. New tires, wheels, brakes, muffler, fuel pump, carburetor and fuel tank. Cab corners were becoming thin so I had them replaced using metal. No bon-do anywhere. She is equipped with four wheel drive which I had repaired. She runs like a sewing machine.
Plow available but I have never had it on. I doubt if the hydraulic pump works although it’s all there.
Truck is domiciled in Pennsylvania presently. It would make the trip back to this area although I would take back roads to hold the speed down. She will do 50. This vehicle is for rides around town, short trips and shows. Thumbs up and flashing headlights from admirers, you will get used to. Odometer reads 19xxxmiles. Cab has fresh flat black paint on it. I left ROAD SERVICE on the hood because I wanted the vehicle to look like a farm or garage truck. Interior is not restored although it is completely serviceable.”


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1951 CJ-3A Engine Jersey City, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1951 CJ3A Motor
L Head 4 cyl. 134 cu in
Excellent condition. 61,839.9 miles. Garage kept. Starts right up. Runs smooth. Does not smoke. Video of the engine running taken on 1/2/21 available upon request. If you are interested I will also include the carburetor, starter, fuel pump, radiator, new two piece front exhaust pipe and tail pipe. (Unfortunately the new muffler fell off the trailer somewhere along the way home)”




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1949 CJ-3A Cincinnati, OH $2500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(01/20/2021) Tom spotted this project. It has some 4-Wheel-Parts Selectro-Style hubs.

“1949 Willys jeep hard top. No tittle, was left in my garage. Will need gone through. Started and ran on starting fluid. Has the 4 cylinder go devil engine. Looks like interior is all up in the loft and is included. Tires are shot, can deliver for the right price”

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Marx Lumar Fire Jeep Massapequa, NY $50


Roger Martin spotted this Marx Lumar fire jeep. It’s a little rough, but still a hard version to find.

“Antique Lumar metal hero truck, clean and solid condition,12 inch long ,from 1940s-50s”

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1947 CJ-2A Lebanon, TN $7000


A project that still needs some work.

“Restoration partially completed needs brakes done have all parts and finish hooking engine up and rewire lots of new parts new oem windshield frame tailgate all new gauges fuel tank gauges spray bedliner inside tub and base coat clear paint matte finish military tires too much to list lost interest will trade for nice camper no junk”

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1946? CJ-3A Milton, WV $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

Are those Desert Dog X tire recaps on the rear?

“Great Willys Jeep. It is all original, engine totally rebuilt and painted. Runs great, it has been sanded down and ready for body work”

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1970s Kent-Moore Special Tool “Posters”

• CATEGORIES: Features

Thanks to Blaine for spotting a Craigslist ad for six unique tool posters. They are each almost 2ft square and made of a plasticized (?)  paper. There is definitely a weight to them. I suspect, given two of the posters have a number (Transmission & Clutch 2) that there were additional types of posters.


The text of the ad explains them well, “Set of six 1970’s vintage Jeep Kent-Moore special tool dealership posters. The six posters include special tool diagrams with associated part numbers for the “Body”, “Transmission & Clutch 2”, “Brakes”, “Axle & Propeller Shaft 3”, “Transfer Case & Overdrive”, and “Steering & Suspension”. Each poster measures 23.5” x 23.5” and has 4 punched holes in each corner for hanging/display purposes. All posters are in very good condition with some very minor paint wear on a few of the diagrams. The posters were found in the basement of an old jeep dealership in Montana and believed to have never been used.”

I picked these up Saturday afternoon, knowing that the proceeds were going to help restore vintage Yellowstone Tour Cars, but more about that in a moment.

The sellers, David and Cheryl, were a delight to speak with and I felt like we became fast friends. They explained that David’s grandfather owned a garage on the Main Street of Red Lodge, Montana. After WWII, his grandfather started selling jeeps, which meant David spent his youth driving a CJ-2A, so he is pretty familiar with jeeps. In fact, David and Cheryl still own two Wagoneers, both of which came from the family dealership.

These days, the garage is no longer a garage; instead, it houses the Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust, Inc., a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the history of the early Yellowstone tourist vehicles. If you are interested in making a donation to their efforts, you can do so here.

David and Cheryl are also restoring the garage and former gas station back to a 1930s feel. One item they are still seeking is an original or good quality reproduction of a large Mobilgas Pegasus sign/horse. If you have any signage like that, I know they’d be interested in discussing it with you.

Once we can travel again, we’ll be stopping by Red Lodge, as they’ve offered to give a us a tour of the old station.

In the meantime, here are some pics of the tool posters:
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April 1947 Willys Ad in French Canadian Magazine

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

This is the first of a series of French Canadian ads that I found on eBay. This first one was published in the April 1947 issue of Le Bulletin des Agriculture.


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2 Photos Generals w/ Modified Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A couple good photos of a modified jeep used by Generals, including General Hodges, General Bradley and/or General Eisenhower. The cowl on the second jeep below is particularly unusual (armor plating?).

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“ITEM: Original WWII Photo of GENERAL COURTNEY HODGES (1st Army Commander), GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY (in back by Hodges) and GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (in front seat) all in the same JEEP at REMAGEN just after the 9th Armored Division captured the LUDENDORFF BRIDGE in tact, March 1945. I cannot tell who the Major General is that they are talking to, but it is probably John Leonard who commanded the 9th Armored Division. See the other Remagen related photos that I have listed separately.

Photo is from Sergeant Robert L. Lambert who was in the III Corps Inspector General Section. III Corps participated in the Tennessee Maneuvers. Later they processed troops arriving in Normandy during the invasion of France and organized the Red Ball Express to supply the drive across Northern France in 1944. Before and during the Battle of the Bulge, III Corps was in Patton’s 3rd Army and consisted of the 26th & 80th Infantry Divisions and the 4th Armored Division which Patton thrust into the flank of the German Bulge to relieve the 101st Airborne Division surrounded at Bastogne. In 1945 III Corps was assigned to the 1st Army and included the 9th Armored Division which captured the Ludendorff Bridge in tact at Remagen, Germany.”

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“ITEM: Original WWII Photo of GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY in JEEP and GENERAL COURTNEY HODGES (1st Army Commander, extending hand) in REMAGEN just after the 9th Armored Division captured the LUDENDORFF BRIDGE in tact, March 1945. Note the three stars for Lieutenant General on the Jeep. I am guessing that the smiling major (who Hodges is reaching to shake his hand) must have been one of the principles taking and securing the bridge, but I do not recognize him. See the other Remagen related photos that I have listed separately.

Photo is from Sergeant Robert L. Lambert who was in the III Corps Inspector General Section. III Corps participated in the Tennessee Maneuvers. Later they processed troops arriving in Normandy during the invasion of France and organized the Red Ball Express to supply the drive across Northern France in 1944. Before and during the Battle of the Bulge, III Corps was in Patton’s 3rd Army and consisted of the 26th & 80th Infantry Divisions and the 4th Armored Division which Patton thrust into the flank of the German Bulge to relieve the 101st Airborne Division surrounded at Bastogne. In 1945 III Corps was assigned to the 1st Army and included the 9th Armored Division which captured the Ludendorff Bridge in tact at Remagen, Germany.”

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1941 Article on the ‘Jeep’ Army Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The jeep has four speeds forward? This article appeared in the Abilene Reporter-News out of Texas on March 02, 1941.

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1956 DJ-3A Dispatcher Mailer Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: These pics are from a previous eBay ad. This mailer brochure rarely comes up for sale. It folds out to 8.5″x11″. There’s no form number printed. 

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1946 CJ-2A St. George, KS $3500


Does run at the moment. Has rear PTO gearbox and extra parts. Unclear if it is a VC or not. Also includes the drum attachment.

“1946 CJ2A Kansas title Dash, body, frame and ID tag serial numbers all match Not currently running. Head was removed due to gasket leak. Has rear PTO and belt drive attachment Good Spare engine block included also $3500 obo. For quick sale. Must sell.”

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1946? CJ-2A Desert Hot Springs, CA $7500


Listed as a 1945 CJ-2, this looks more likely to be a 1946 CJ-2A.

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“1945 Willys Jeep Model CJ2 Willys Overland Motors Inc Toledo Ohio USA 1/4 ton four wheel drive vehicle Jeep kept in Palm Springs, California. This Jeep is in good running order and in original condition. Many repairs have been done to keep it operational. Four wheel drive works, steering has been repaired and works well. In the past few years, four new Military mud tires were put on. The original color was military green but the current color is red/orange.

The seats have been replaced with more comfortable ones but the original seats are available and are in need of repair. I do have many photos of the Jeep and video of it traveling up a hill in the desert. It has no issue starting and it runs well. The stock steering wheel, front Willys hood and tailgate along with drop down window are all original so this could be a great restoration project for someone. There is a clear and updated title and registration for vehicle. 12 volt system. Six speed transmission 3 high gear, 3 low gear.

Minor oil leak in transmission, along with minor leak in front and rear differential. It currently is using 5 gallon gas can for gas tank. Price is $7500 without delivery for vehicle. Original seats would be no charge. Seats are in need of work”

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1949 Jeepster Gray Court, SC $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, Unusual • TAGS: .

I’m less confident in the price than the seller (a dealer) is, but the real reason I posted this was for that unusual spare tire cover.

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“You are looking at a 1949 Willys Jeepster Overland Convertible! Solid vehicle with manual transmission and a flat 4. Just got it running and it is getting a new top and a brake job! Give me a call so we can talk about how we can make my car yours. I feel that my price of $12,000 is very realistic for a collector car like this one with the potential that this vehicle has.”