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1961 Koenig King Winches Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure, No. 761, highlights Koenig’s King brand of winches in a single sheet with three folds.



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Year? J-24 Mitsubishi Bellingham, WA Auction


UPDATE: This is back up for auction.

(03/14/2022) Blaine shared this J-24 auction. Looks in good shape.–soft-top/

“RH drive, Mitsubishi dsl engine, canvas top, 4×4, manual transmission, locking hubs, hi/lo transfer case, front pto winch, rear hitch, 215R15 tires. Odometer Reads: 28,002 km VIN: J24-07793”

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Nov 1960 Koenig King Winch Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I picked this November 1960 Koenig King Winch brochure with a from number of 11-60 off of ebay.

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1953 US Navy Smalley Port-O-Spot on ProxiBid

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Andy shared this rarely seen US Navy Smalley Port-O-Spot. It’s another odd utility vehicle partly built with Willys-Overland parts. Only a couple hours left in the bidding; the high bid is currently $3100.

“Made by Oxnard Heavy Maintenance & Mfg Co. Oxnard California. It has a Willys drivetrain, and it does run and drive.”

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1955 CJ-3B Guntown, MS $5000


Looks like a good price.

“Had this for good number of years. In good condition, runs well, power steering, 3 speed manual transmission. Know of no problems but with vehicle this old sold as is.”

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1976 DJ-5 Smoker/Grill Waxhaw, NC $4500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features • TAGS: .

Mike shared this DJ-5-transformed-into-a-smoker (in the back) and grille (under the hood).

“Pull up with this at your next party. Built from the shell of an old postal jeep. 18 ga steel welded in the cargo area(back) and sealed and all shelves (2) are on rollers so they pull out. Side back windows have shelf to keep things warm. Under the hood you have a 36″ flat top griddle for cooking. I built a fire box that only uses wood or charcoal. I used only hickory wood. Smoker is mounted on a trailer for easy towing. All lights on jeep except headlights work as they should .”

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1948 CJ-2A Hiltons, VA $13,500


This includes a bed extender, rear PTO, and drum pulley.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Farm Model, 2nd owner, Owned for last 25 years, Always garaged, never rained on. 58880 original miles, Frame and underbody cleaned & painted, exterior painted olive green, new: windshield frame & glass, seats, gas tank, tail gate, 5 new tires, battery, gauges, brakes and shocks. original heater that works, very rare 2 foot bed extension (pictured). Farm model has factory PTO (pictured). Has a gear box that mounts on PTO to run an 8 inch belt (pictured). Motor has never been redone and runs and drives as new. Has the original sears lockout hubs. Excellent top by Best Top. Have the original owners manual. Title in my name”

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1953 Wagon Atlanta, GA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Jody’s selling his nice looking wagon. Contact him through the FB link. He also has three CJ-6s for sale (I currently do not have any info about them).

“1953 Willys Wagon 4×2 for sale. I purchased it from the 2nd or 3rd owner some time back. Vehicle has been stored inside. Looks like original paint except for the white panels. The history was that the Waggy was used as a shuttle/delivery vehicle and the white paint was applied to cover the company logo that was painted on the sides. You can still see the “logo” image when looking from certain angles in the sun. No rust that I can see, vehicle seems to be very original. 6 cylinder engine with 3 speed on the column transmission. Sliding side glass for rear seats. Manual choke and all functional electronics”

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1963 CJ-6 Hampstead, NC $8500


I believe this has a Kelly Custom 300 Series CJ-6 top, but I don’t have a specific pic of that top with the model number.

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“RARE jeep, the older sister to the cj-8 scrambler, this is the CJ-6. (extended version of the cj5) While technically there were 6,000 more cj8’s made, nearly 50% of the cj-6s were exported, and then quite a few of them were sent to the forest service and eventually destroyed. This one even has a rare hard top and only has 64k original miles. She’s powered by the mighty Buick Dauntless V6 and 3speed manual transmission. This jeep runs great and drives well, however the brakes need some attention. There’s no leak, but it’s time for new shoes and some adjustment.”

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CJ-2As & CJ-5 Ridgeland, MSA $500


Is that some kind of lift/fork-lift/press on the front of the CJ-2A?

“Willys Jeep’s 2 are complete and one isn’t. One truck bed made into trailer. Make an offer. Open to trades”

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1964 CJ-5A Tux Park Surprise, AZ BaT


Mike’s selling this nice looking Tuxedo Park IV. It includes a beautiful example of a Kelly Safari Hardtop, complete with the soft-top sections and one of the best examples of that top that I’ve seen. This jeep was listed on Bat (with lots of pics) and other sites, including Craigslist. The body has been restored in some places and patched on the front floors. or

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1946 CJ-2A Niceville, FL $9000


The body has been repair with some mods.

“1946 Willys Jeep Mostly original with a few mods. Aftermarket led lights, roll bar, wider tires and aftermarket wheels. Pretty clean example of a very cool car!!”

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1949? CJ-2A Palm Bay, FL $3000


Unclear how long it has been since this has run.

“Nice project CJ2A. Title in hand. Garage kept. Has ran before. Clean carb. Tubes hold air well enough to transport and store”



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1954 CJ-3B Trenton, FL $6000


No description provided.

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1952 M-38 Denham Springs, LA $4000


The headlights look to be a bit cross-eyed.

“PTO Winch, manual transmission. Hasn’t been driven in a few years. Title in hand.”

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Year? CJ-3B Bristol, TN $2500


This runs, but the body is rough. It includes a Koenig hardtop and EasyLok hubs.

“Old jeep willys the motor runs video of it running 2500obo”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Polkton, NC $6000


This runs, but needs work. It does have a column shifter.

“946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, runs and drives but needs throttle and clutch adjustments. Has rust but I feel it’s more solid than most. F134 4 cylinder engine with rare column shift. Asking $6000 OBO open to offers, if doesn’t sell in next week or so I’m going to list in local auction.”

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RIP Zollie 2009-2022


Ann and Zollie

On Tuesday, we lost internet for the entire day, so I just took the day off the computer.

Well, that was part of the reason. The other part was that on Monday it rained all day, so Ann, the dogs, and I enjoyed some quiet time listening to the rain. It was a good day to decompress.

However, our 13-year-old elderly dog Zollie did not enjoy it quite as much. He struggled on and off most of the day, coughing and spitting up some phlegm. Despite his medication, his failing heart seemed to be failing a little more than usual. Eventually, we went to the animal hospital, hoping that whatever Zollie was fighting was something that could be cleared up, but it was not to be. While his will and attitude were very much intact, his body was failing him. He had life left in him, but he’d be in pain and uncomfortable. So, we held him as he was put to sleep…

In 2010, before I entered Ann’s life, she was living in Omaha and on her own after her ex bf chose to date their babysitter (awkward). Between her already existing PTSD and that tumultuous event, she decided to get a PTSD service dog.

She had always been a big-dog type of girl, but her lingering injuries meant she could only handle a small dog. After searching, she found herself at a Humane Society kennel where she spotted a tiny dog with a big attitude, a foo-foo shitzu-pomeranian mix, exactly the kind of dog she never thought she’d own. The precocious little pup was keeping the rest of the other dogs in the kennel under control and at bay. She liked his toughness and confident attitude, so she took him home.


Zollie at Four Corners. He was always patient with his Momma’s photography.

Her new dog’s role was to help calm her when she she felt her anxieties building. So, she named him after a drug with a similar purpose: Zoloft; but altered it slightly to Zollie.

When I entered the picture in 2011, Zollie was already a well-trained and well-behaved little dog. He could sit through a movie at a movie theatre without making a peep. He could fetch her inhaler on command. If you made the whistle sound of a bomb falling he would duck under the nearest chair (one of Ann’s favorite tricks and a reflection of her sometimes-sick humor). He was so well mannered that you could put him in the front yard and he wouldn’t wander away, even if dogs walked past the yard. He travelled well and rarely complained.


Zollie, Ann and I going camping in 2014. He really didn’t like camping (dirt, fires, slick camper floors …)

I wasn’t all that interested in having a dog when I met Ann. And, she warned me that Zollie hadn’t liked her last boyfriend. So, I think we were both surprised when Zollie and I bonded right away. Though he could be a little jealous when Ann and I kissed, he seemed very supportive of our relationship.

Zollie was a “pretty” dog, often mistaken for a female. The natural shape of his mouth always made it seemed like he was smiling whenever he opened it. He also had a very precise sense of time [by the end of his life, he seemed to know exactly when 6am (food and meds), 2pm (meds), 5pm (dinner), and 8pm (meds) was and he kept us on track by sitting in the kitchen and grunting when it was those times].

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Jeep Article from the National WWII Museum in NOLA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Bill shared this article by Tom Czekanski from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, a place I have yet to visit (“yet” being the key word).


PHOTO CREDIT: 1941 Ford GP awaits assembly. Courtesy of The National WWII Museum.

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Pat Brady Coloring Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Glenn spotted this Pat Brady coloring book on eBay. The cover shows a great illustration of the Nelly Belle jeep.

View all the information on eBay

“My Husband’s coloring book from his childhood.”


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1954 M-38A1 Bridgeport, CT $11,000


Nick’s selling this good looking M-38A1 with much of the original lettering.

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“This fully functional M38A1 wears its patina with pride. The Jeep was manufactured in 1954 for the U.S. Army and spent its life in Kansas before making its way to the east coast. It still proudly displays its original hood numbers and many of its military-issued markings. It underwent a complete chassis and drive train restoration. The body was removed for over two years, all the while its F134 Engine, 3-speed transmission, 2-speed transfer case, and axles were rebuilt to their original form.

The “A1” still retains its original 24-volt electrical system and all lights including black-out lights work. It runs strong and is a pleasure to drive. There is even an air raid siren mounted to the jeep for added fun when at a car show, parade, or going out for ice cream. The jeep will come with all spare parts, literature, extra jerrycans, a military duffle, and a small non-functioning generator. Asking $11,000. This M38A1 would make a great addition to any collection and turns heads wherever it goes.”

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1949 Wagon Graniteville, SC $13,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This looks like a solid build.

“1949 Willys Wagon, mid 80s GM 3.8 V6 engine with auto transmission and matching Rear end. New wood trim inside and out. New seats, Great project to finish or to drive as is!”

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Year? CJ-2A? Sheridan, WY $1500


Listed as a 1944, this appears to be a 2A based solely on the transmission cross member sitting in the back of the jeep. This also has an extended rear, which isn’t seen often on a 2A. It might make an interesting project.

“Old Willy’s jeep. Good restoration project. Selling for a friend”

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1953 CJ-3B Gilchrist, OR $12,500


This has a variety of functional updates. Needs some additional work.

“Willys Jeep CJ3B High Hood Reproduction body sitting on a 71’ Cj5 frame with many modifications Dauntless 231 odd fire V6 engine T18 trans Dana 18 transfer case Disc brake Dana 30 up front Offset Dana 44 in rear Power steering conversion Front shackle reversal Custom roll cage – front & rear bumpers Sitting on 32’s but can clear 35’s Needs a little work on radiator and rear end – otherwise runs great Would need to be picked up from location $12,500 obo title in hand”

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1957 FC-170 Monticello, IL $3500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Greg’s selling this FC-170. It includes a set of Husky-manufactured Allstate-branded hubs. You can contact Greg at 217 417 1246.

“The remnants of lettering on the driver’s door indicate that this particular truck belonged to a bricklayer early in its life. I assume that the bricklayer bought this truck with the intent of installing the flat bed because adding the flat bed to the factory overload springs in the rear would have been ideal for hauling building materials. It also appears that they improved the roadability of this truck by replacing the original 4.88:1 gears in the axles with 4.27:1 gears that were available many years ago but have since been discontinued. Jeep enthusiasts agree that is why this truck has so many miles on it while other FC’s did not.

The manual locking hubs in this vehicle were obtained from Sears & Roebuck, which sold automobile parts in their catalogs from sometime in the 1950’s into the 1970’s.

In poking around the truck some, I have determined that it wore red and white paint at one point in time. Otherwise, it seems that a youngster got ahold of this truck, did an extremely poor job of installing a 4-inch lift kit, and promptly took this truck off-roading where they ran it up onto something. Whoever this was did an equally poor job of trying to replace the radiator and an even worse job of fixing the broken steering.

I have since replaced the sector shaft, pitman arm, drag link and bellcrank with the later, upgraded versions which I obtained from Harry and Jo at Midwest Willys. I also installed the shift plate underneath the cab while I had the shifter assembly out for new rubber bushings.

The truck does not run at this time. However, I have pulled in a new wiring harness from Walcks that I never finished installing. I still have the instructions for this harness and they will be included.

The truck is an ugly survivor with a broken rear window. All of the other glass is good and I put some used tires on it during the summer of 2021 as the old bias-ply tires finally gave up.

I hate to see it go, but, life seems to be taking a turn and I do not think I can give it the time, effort and attention that it deserves.

I am asking $3,500.00 and that is a firm price for an old beast that comes with a title.”





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