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1946 CJ-2A Tualatin, OR $600

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The price seems good on this parts jeep whose body is plenty rusted. The hardtop has be confused. I think it may be a Koenig hardtop with customized “suicide” doors, but the windshield isn’t something I recognize. It may be this windshield allowed the use of a CJ-5 style hardtop.

The windshield doesn’t look like the DJ-3A windshield (shown here) nor does it look like the early Worman windshield (shown here). Anyone recognize it? It certainly looks production quality. I might have seen something similar on a jeep on Facebook, but I can no longer find that post.
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1961 ‘Maverick’ Wagon 2WD Clarksville, MD $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Mike shared this wagon. It needs some body work (see pic of rear wheel well), but runs and drives.

https://willysforsale.com/ads/1961-maverick-wagon/

“The wagon runs great. Brakes work fine, also. This wagon is very complete and original, but it needs some attention everywhere. The drivers window is broken. There are rust issues with the floorboards and rocker panel supports. I have started replacing some of the support brackets but needs more work.

New Virginia title. I have not retitled the car in Maryland. Car is located in Maryland.”

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1960 Wagon Easthampton, MA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Bill shared this nice looking wagon with an updated power train.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/northampton-willys-wagon/7476208870.html

“1960 willys jeep wagon 4×4 with chevy small block and overdrive auto trans. from CA. very solid, runs drives good, not a highway vehicle. 50mph is what it likes, or about there, no speedo. looks wise I call her a 50/50 50ft or 50 mph. I have all the mouldings for the sides and some other parts. check it out, if your interested call me or send message to cl and I will get back to you. scammers need not ask for my email.”

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Old School Steel Wheel Oregon City, OR $250

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

These are getting hard to find.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/wto/d/oregon-city-15×8-steel-wheels-5×55/7475470418.html

“15×8 Steel Wheels, 4” Backspace, 5×5.5 bolt pattern.
Powder coated black back in ‘07, some rusting coming through the powder coating, will need refinished if want perfect…. Vintage wheels Came off my old GPW, fits a lot of old Jeeps, Dodge, Ford trucks as well as some Geo, Daihatsu etc. Awesome rat rod or 4×4 wheels !!”

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2 CJ-2As Lena, IL $50,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

Bill shared this Hemming’s ad for 2 CJ-2As, one with the Kubota swap. This combo is listed on Hemmings. Given the red jeep isn’t quite stock (front bumper has extra metal, it’s missing the front bow holder, there appear to be no tail lights, and the front parking lights are incorrect) and the black jeep is even less so (has even more mods), though has a new  Diesel engine, the price seems a little aggressive.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/04/28/pair-of-1946-jeep-cj-2a-find-of-the-day-0422

“These 2 1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2’s are being offered as a package deal. The Red Jeep is a 2 owner vehicle, being in the seller’s family since 1953! It has been meticulously restored using all period correct parts, and only comes out for shows or parades. The Black Jeep is built for fun! Utilizing a Kubota Diesel out of a refer trailer (only 500 hours), along with a full swap kit and advice from our friends at Overland Diesel. Both are in amazing condition, and are available now! The owner would love to see them both stay together, but will entertain offers on either of them separately.More details below.”

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Birthday Card from the 1970s

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Another little treasure found while looking through the family stuff is this card drawn on heavy stock paper by my aunt. An architect, she was famous within the family for the cards she produced.

The card below was drawn for my dad’s birthday, likely mid 1970s. No doubt folks can relate to it (though I teased my aunt during a phone call yesterday about the poorly drawn jeep … she is usually attentive to details).

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Old Photos and Family Stuff

• CATEGORIES: Features

On Friday, Ann and I headed over to Seattle to help wind down mom’s house and clean up what’s left (spoiler alert, still more to do …).

The house is pretty much ready to sell, though we still have some odds and ends to remove. We had though the house would hit the market this week, but it turns out that there is a title snag with one of the two parcels. One parcel was some land and the house, while the other parcel was just a piece of land. The land’s title wasn’t filed correctly, so we have to fix that (and of course everyone related to the title purchase and payments has died).

Among the items I brought home on this trip was a surprising collection of dad’s baby congratulations, cards, letters, and wester union cables, from 1933. Also in the mix were condolence letters from the death of my aunt Anita (apparently, my grandfather said Anita was shorthand for ‘little Ann’ (Ann was my grandmother’s name, which I thought was a sweet reference) when she was only 13 in 1944.

Some of the more surprising letters and postcards were from my great grandmother (Leonie Wurlitzer Eilers), who sent my father letters, whom she addressed as Master Karl E. Eilers, II. This rather weighty title for someone under 10 years old partly reflects the fact that Dad was named after his grandfather (and Leonie’s husband) of the same name.

Another surprise was that my grandfather wrote a letter to dad in 1971 a month before he passed. In the letter he discussed his prostate cancer and the pain of urination. He still had three weeks to go before he expected to be done with his treatment (unfortunately, he didn’t last much longer).

 

 
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1960/1 CJ-6 Moncks Corner, SC $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Bryan’s selling this CJ-6. According to the generally accepted serial number database, this was the last CJ-6 manufactured in 1960. It’s title lists it as a 1961, probably because that’s when it was sold.

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Dutch’s High Hood to Low Hood Project

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Bill shared this post about a rough CJ-3B that was rebuilt into a CJ-2A-looking jeep. The result looks good, but it is also a good reminder that what appears to be a particular model may not be so thanks to the interchangeability of parts.

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/cars-of-a-lifetime/coal-1946-jeep-cj-2a-1953-cj-3b-mechanical-mules-and-a-covid-project/

 
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FC-150 Ashtray Sold on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

This R.B. Macbride Ashtray sold on eBay for just over $20. R.B. Macbride was a long time vehicle dealer in Modesto, California, that didn’t get a jeep dealer agreement until early 1957. Here are photos of the ashtray.

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This January 17th, 1957, article in the Modesto Bee shares the news about Macbride’s Willys Jeep dealership:

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Later that same year, on July 17th, the Modesto Bee ran an ad for Macbride touting the new FC-170:1957-07-13-modesto-bee-macbride-dealership

 
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2 Flatties plus Parts Pittsfield, NH $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Seems worth a look for the right person. The green one is a VEC with a column shift and tags.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/pittsfield-jeep-willis-parts/7472884279.html

“Selling all my jeep Willis parts. Not parting take it all at once. Asking 2000 for all of it.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sidney, NE Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This highly modified CJ-2A is being auctioned at Clasiq.com: https://www.clasiq.com/auction/1946-willys-cj-2a/

https://scottsbluff.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sidney-1946-willys-cj-2a/7474065103.html

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“Not much of her past is known, but our Owner is a collector of all things rolling and he had a goal when building this CJ. Give her a punch of power, address the challenges and bring a beauty to the show. Brand new steel tub and frontend assembly were required. Paint scheme was selected, and the rebuild began. Finished, she’s show ready and just stunning. Located in Sindey, Nebraska, she has a clear and clean title in our Owner’s name.

Purchased in 2012 locally, she was believed to be a long term resident of the Mid-West. Time took its toll, so a spanking new all-steel body was acquired and painted a stunning green with white flame accents. And when you paint a Jeep, you pretty much paint everything. Never used off-road, her 10 yr old finish is bright and beautiful.
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1947 CJ-2A Nye, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The hat channels will need some work at some point.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/cto/d/rego-park-jeep/7472521066.html

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“NUMBER MATCHING 1947 CJ2A. MOTOR REBUILT FEW YEARS AGO RUNS PERFECT. TIRES AN TUBES NEW. ALL LIGHTS AN GAUGES WORK. CLUTCH STRONG .4+4 WORKS GREAT. FRONT LOCKING HUBS. EARLY CJ HAS MILTARY FRONT AXLE. RARE FACTOR PART FROM BIG WAR. HAS WORK REAR PTO WORKS GREAT. WILL NEED TO INSPECT BRAKES , FLOOR WILL NEED NEW FRAME BRACELETS .BEST WOULD TO REPLACE FLOOR .

NOT TO HARD, OR HOME MADE FIX. PARKING BRAKE WORKS GREAT. SAND BLASTED FRONT NOSE AN FENDERS AN HOOD ,RIMS WHEN OEM WIRING WAS INSTALLED. RUNNING ON 12 VOLT. HAVE OEM STARTER REGULATOR. HISTORY BOUGHT ON LONG ISLAND. WORKED ON HORSE FARM ,SOLD TO A FOREST RANGER, OEM COLOR RED WINE,THEN FOREST GREEN,NOW BATTLE SHIP GRAY. WHAT A GREAT PIECE OF MACHINE. HISTORICAL, TIME FOR NEW FAMILY TO ENJOY, FOR HUNTING OR FARMING ,HAVE A HENRY SPEN TRAIL FOR WILLYS ON OTHER LISTING.”

 
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1945 MB Connersville, IN $3800

• CATEGORIES: MB

Engine is out and needing work, but there seems to be value in this project.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/connersville-1945-willys-military-jeep/7467642567.html

“1945 Willys needs total restoration, 4 cyl motor needs rebuilt, 16″ wheels, 3 speed transmission, O.D paint. DOES NOT RUN, motor is pulled and on a skid. asking $3,800……WOULD ALSO PART OUT”

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1953 CJ-3B Alexandria, KY $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This runs and drives.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/snw/d/alexandria-1953-jeep-willy/7463571274.html

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“1953 jeep Willy runs and drives 4×4
Has tow bar on front asking 9,000 obo
Possible trade looking for a gas powered golf cart”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Plattsburgh, NY $3750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This has a Porter & Reed hardtop. It’s supposed to run.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/westport-1946-cj2-willys/7469448127.html

“Great solid frame in original running condition 6 v o l t do not bother me with low-ball offers please call”

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1947 CJ-2A Anchorage, AK $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes the trailer.

https://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/d/anchorage-1947-cj2a-willys-jeep/7474119655.html

“1947 cj2a jeep, sn 135-347, with 52000 miles. Comes with its own trailer and spare tire.”

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1948 CJ-2A? Camp Hill, AL $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeepster, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.

https://auburn.craigslist.org/atq/d/camp-hill-1948-cj-willys-jeep/7473457058.html

“Original CJ Willys Jeep. Runs great. All new tires and battery.”

 
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Year? M-422A1 Mighty Mite Eastover, SC eBay

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites

Bill spotted this project Mighty Mite for sale. The starting bid is $3000.

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“Up for auction is a AMC M422 A1 Mighty Mite
The original data plate is missing but the frame number is 3232, the body number is 3521, the hood number is 310001 and there are faint unit markings on each side and on the tailgate that consist of the letter V with the numbers 600 above the V and HQ to the bottom right of the V.
The Aluminum body is in good shape without any major damage. There is some cracking around the master cylinder access hole, a shallow dent in the top of the hood and small dent in the passenger side front corner of the fender. Please refer to the pictures for overall condition.
The steel body to windshield cowl is very thin and will need to be replaced. It would make an excellent template to fabricate an new one. The steel windshield frame is in pretty rough shape. I have seen worse saved though.
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1946? CJ-2A? Taylor, MI $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Listed as a either a 1943 or 1946, this looks most like a 1946 CJ-2A.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/d/taylor-jeep-willys-1943/7470927228.html

“1943 or 1946 Jeep Willys for sale. (probably 1943)”

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3 Trucks Middlebury, VT $1800

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

There might be some value here if you need truck parts.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bar/d/middlebury-willys-trucks/7475206522.html

“I have 3 willys trucks for sale. They are parts trucks. 2 have a 4 cylinder engine. 1 is a 6 cylinder super hurricane. They all have complete power trained. Lots if good parts. I’m looking for $600 each or $1800 for all 3.”

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CJ-2A Body Montgomery, OH $3500

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

This body does look in good shape, but note the drain holes appear patched.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/cincinnati-willys-cj2a-1947-body/7470877153.html

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“Willys CJ2A 1947
Complete body minus front grille
Good condition
Must see to appreciate”

 
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1944 GPW Elma, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Unclear how much value is here.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/satsop-1944-willys-ford-jeep/7475436307.html

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“44 JEEP GPW project
it has 75 cj 5 dana 44 flange rear , 30 front
289 ford that jump time
t18 4 sp. dana 20 trasfer
3500 with 289
3000 with out
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1949? CJ-2A New Prague, MN $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Listed as a 1949, this has a CJ-2A body. The engine needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/new-prague-1949-willys-jeep/7472208996.html

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“1949 Willys Jeep: I’ve been working on this for about a year. Recently found out that engine needs to be rebuilt or need to swap in a newer/used engine. I took the body off, scraped, sanding, acid etched primed, then sprayed with a fine finish tip and put on a raptor liner coating. Black raptor liner to the underside and the inside of the tub. Sandblasted the rims, grill, bumpers, light housings and powder coated with matte black finishes. New gauges, new steering wheel, new reproduction seats with new vinyl. New tires. New. shocks. New muffler, exhaust system. It’s been fun but I’m not wanting to dump another $2,000-$3,000 for the engine upgrade.”

 
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Year? CJ-3B? w/ Unusual Parkette Body Blue Ridge, GA $2500

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

UPDATE: Still Available. The serial number is included, so the year should be estimate-able.

(06/22/2021) Given the front clip, this might be a 3B chassis, though the Parkette body is a low-hood version.

The seller is correct about Paul Parker and the body. But, I believe this is the first version of this particular style that I’ve seen. It lacks the side stripe, has fender extensions, has a little different PARKETTE design on the back, has an extra wide lip around the rear, and looks like it has a side step. Very interesting.

https://nwga.craigslist.org/pts/d/cherry-log-willys-jeep-with-parkette/7474769927.html

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“Rare, rare, rare. 48/49 Willys Jeep with Parkette fiberglass body. Believed only a handful made while Paul Parker was back in Georgia. This one is a bit odd as it doesn’t have the “line” above the fender but it does have flared fenders; the Willys nose panel is original equipment. Not sure it’s on the right size frame at the moment but we do have an original Willys bare chassis on the property we can work into the deal.

Engine/trans present. Very cool project. Needs finishing. No title. Bill of sale only. If the ad is up, the Willys is available.”