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Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno Vest on eBay

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This California Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno’s roots date back to 1953. It’s unclear what size this is.

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“Vintage Four Wheel Drive Club Of Fresno Vest, Green. 8 Vintage Patches. 79-83..”

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Drifters Jeep Club Jacket on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Here is another Drifters Jeep Club jacket for sale on eBay, this time for $60. The name on this one is “Crash”. It is a Large.

The San Gabriel Valley area Drifters Jeep Club still exists. 

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This jacket sold in 2019/2020. It was priced at $199, but when I clicked on the “watch” button I received an offer of $175 from the seller.

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The Qualls’ Roadtrip Part II

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(<– See pics from the westward trip here, Part I)

A few days ago, the intrepid Team Qualls reached the western destination: Ventura, California. This pic celebrates that achievement:

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Wasting no time, they turned north along Highway 1, a magnificent coastal drive I’ve had the pleasure of making several times, but never in a topless jeep!

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It appears Randy and Carson kept driving north until they crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge. There, they discovered first hand the thick summer fog that often inundates the central coast, turning the weather from warm to near-frigid and the views from beautiful to a grayish-soupy-fog (where I lived in Aptos, California, from 2003-2006, the afternoon fog arrival was a near daily summer event).

Eventually, the pair turned east towards Yosemite National Park. Here are a few pics:
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1966 CJ-5 Trencher Daggett, MI $3500

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Jerry shared this CJ-5 with a working trencher for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1619396325123243

“1966 Willys Jeep Trencher. Engine fires right up, trencher works great. Title in hand.”

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1948 CJ-2A Kelseyville, CA $9500 obo

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Runs and drives.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/7528714066.html

“1948 willys jeep. Complete running jeep. Completely new wiring. All original. Seats need reupholstering and the paint is faded. Runs and drives well. 3 speed transmission. Rust under the passenger seat where the compartment is. Jeep is located in kelseyville Ca. In VERY good shape for its age. Price is obo.”

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1954 CJ-3B Imperial Beach, CA $5400

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The pics suggest the driver’s side floor might have been repaired, but I can’t tell for sure.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/d/imperial-beach-1954-willys-jeep-4×4/7531211756.html

“Cj3b Starts up just fine. mileage unknown., upgrade with new dual master brake cylinder with front wheel rotors. Floor is good no apparent rust. Upper body some rust. Clean title. I just used it to move utility trailers around my storage area. Original engine. Special storage box. No text messages please.”

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1947 CJ-2A, Boat, Trailer Banner, WY $16,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,500.

(08/06/2022) This combo package includes a CJ-2A, boat and trailer. I have no idea what the value of the boat and trailer would be. It has a Porter & Reed hardtop.

https://wyoming.craigslist.org/cto/d/sheridan-green-machine-1947-willys-jeep/7531815114.html

“Here is the ultimate travelers package. Jeep, boat, and trailer. The Jeep is in good condition and is great for any outdoor enthusiast. The Jeep is a 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A. The mileage is unknown. Facebook wanted a number so we we made something up. The boat is a 12’ 1962 Montgomery Wards Sea King Jon Boat. The motor is a 1942 Montgomery Wards 3.5 HP. The boat comes with the trailer. The package also includes a 11’ trailer for the Jeep. This is a great package for anyone that enjoys the outdoors and loves to fish.”

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1948 CJ-2A Del Mar, CA $13,500

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The jeep appears solid, though the drain holes have been filled, so the body should be checked for filler. This has an f-head and custom hood. There are additional mods.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/solana-beach-1948-willys-cj2-jeep-new/7532324944.html

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“Bought off Bring a Trailer for $11k over a year ago and was told it was in perfect shape, guess what and no surprise, that good old boy from Virginia lied through his teeth!!!

Anyways, I’ve had several Jeeps and this one has one of the nicest rust-free bodies, as well as complete and original gauges, E-Brake Handle, Seats, Motor and Trans. The engine has been completely rebuilt by a top shelf mechanic that works on my entire collection of rare and High cars such as Porsches, Mercedes, and muscle cars. I bought this as a beach cruiser, around, town summer fun car…
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1952 CJ-3A Mohave Valley, AZ $2400

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No engine.

https://mohave.craigslist.org/pts/d/mohave-valley-1952-cj3a-flat-fender/7537041625.html

“1952 CJ3A Flat fender Jeep project. 5x rare 16″ wheels, original drive train minus engine. Adapter included for small block Chevy. New grill. Includes some extra bits, steering boxes, PTO winch, hood, fender, ect. $2400. Clear AZ title in my name.

Will trade for 40′ container, K5 Blazer project, or block work. Can put cash on either side to make deal work.”

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2 1947 CJ-2As Thompson Falls, MT $3000

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No pics provided.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/pts/d/thompson-falls-jeep-project/7540662321.html

“2 Jeeps 47 CJ2-A (both titled) One is pretty much original. The other has upgraded wheels ,tires, Dana 30 narrow axles, 225 V-6 engine, much. Will not separate. Pictures available.”

 
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1955 Truck and Parts Truck Lake County, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

One runs, the other doesn’t.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/7531845262.html

“Registered and vin plated as 1955 Willy’s pick up. Body is probably 62.
Original 226 Super Hurricane, 1 Ton 4WD, Runs,Drives and stops. Registered.All lights work.
New battery, camshaft seal, timing seal, water pump sealed, Coil, cap and rotor, plugs, wires, condenser, points, Master cylinder, 12 volt conversion and fuel pump.
Motor and Radiator flush. Rebuilt wheel cylinders. Front wheel bearings repacked. Have doner truck with solid roof and lower cowl for patch panels.
Photos show all bad areas. Cab floor is sound. $6500. Hidden Valley Lake. Northern California possible trade for other 4wheel drive”

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1948 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $17,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/18/2022) The pics suggest this is a good restoration. This has a rear PTO gearbox.

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/atq/d/great-falls-1948-cj2a/7535187978.html

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“I have a 1948 CJ2A with rear PTO. It’s all restored to original. The restoration was done roughly 15 years ago but looks like it was done less than that. This was all done recently as it sat for so long: New fuel pump, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, condenser, oil lines, fuel pump to carb line, carb was completely rebuilt, new master cylinder, bell and crank for the steering. I’m sure I’m missing a few things. Have new wheel cylinders but haven’t installed them. Comes with tire chains, a bucket of carbs (3-4) a crate of other parts and a hard cab that needs to be finished. Runs and drives. $18,500. Open to trades”

 
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1959 FC-170 Northern Nevada $6900

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This is a rolling chassis project jeep. It is listed in Cali, but the seller indicates it is actually in Nevada.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pts/7534339030.html

“1959 Jeep FC170. 4 wheel drive, no engine, no transmission. Clean title
**Jeep is in Northern Nevada, delivery available **
Call for more info, NO text, NO email
Thanks – Tony
775 three09 3910”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Vista, CA $750

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Did this endure a fire? It appears to be a VEC. Unclear if there is much value here. The grille is drilled as if it was mounted to an M-38

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1945-willys-jeep/7532576693.html

“Rolling project or lawn art.”

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1946? CJ-2A? Yuma, AZ $2950

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UPDATE: price dropped to $2950.

(07/20/2022) Unclear how much value is here. The body has several mods. No engine.

https://yuma.craigslist.org/cto/d/yuma-1946-willys-cj2-or-jeep4x4/7535881120.html

“DRIVE TRAIN COMPLETE MINUS ENGINE”

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Roger’s Remembrance Ride In Georgia

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2022-09-30-roger-martin-ga-pics2-loresIn case you hadn’t heard, Roger Martin’s father Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin passed away recently. He was one of the “Toccoa Originals”, one of the folks that was there when Camp Toccoa in Georgia first opened.

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Roger Martin at his father’s funeral

To honor his father, Roger drove up Mt. Currahee in a 1942 GPW loaned to Roger by his friend Paul Grice. The mountain road is 2.5 miles and climbs 850 feet. Roger was accompanied on the trip by two daughters, two nieces, and a few other family members. They all enjoyed the beautiful views!

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Of course, Jim was one of several members of the 101st Airborne that were portrayed in the HBO series, The Band of Brothers. According to Roger, the series transformed Jim’s life. Here is unique look at Damien Winters and Jim sharing stories about making the series along with some of Jim’s experiences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynzOAqTZFUE

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Huge Truck Auction Oct 26th & 27th Sidney, NE

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UPDATE: A reader noted that the auction site had updated it’s photos with some jeep photos. Here are some of the jeeps that will be auctioned:

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Original Post: Roger Martin shared this truck auctions, which is supposed to include at least one jeep (I couldn’t find any pics of said jeep). Lots of neat old trucks.

https://www.farmauction.net/auction/nebraska-truck-hoard/

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1983 J-59 Mineral Bluff, GA $10,750

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This is likely one of the Mitsubishi jeeps imported by Paladin Trucks out of Georgia. Thanks to Tom for that link.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/531126368680999

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“Rare find – 1983 Mitsubishi Willys Jeep J59. Low mileage (73k shown is kilometers, which equates to 46k miles). Clean Georgia title. Imported from Japan, right hand drive. No issues, drive it frequently around Blue Ridge. Stored under cover (car cover included). Will provide contact info for a local mechanic who knows old Jeeps, so no worries about maintenance. Only selling because I just got a new trailer, don’t have room to park it anymore. Great vehicle, loads of fun!”

 
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1964? Wagon Forest City, NC $2500

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Mike shared this link. It already has a pending status.

https://www.facebook.com//item/477119054337865

“Actually 1964 Willys Overland, last year built, has rare Jeep Tornado 230 OHV 6 cylinder engine. For Rat Rod or restore. Have a North Carolina title. Has new wheels and tires worth 750.00 Also have original wheels and tires and dog-dish hub caps.”

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1957 FC-150 Peyton, CO $6500

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Here’s a modified FC-150.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/473443890838238

“This is a project truck, it does run with a Buick V6 in it. Clean Colorado title. It has the pto winch, a plow and all of the typical rust. As is. The first $6500 takes it home.”

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UPDATE: Slicer and Corral Panels

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UPDATE: Ann’s family descended upon our place this past weekend. We are only catching up with everything now. The property worked great for the family event and should work great for a jeep event, once we get one organized. 

Earlier this week, we managed to collect all the corral panels Ann won at the auction, including the 24′-long heavy metal fence (with an added 12′ foot gate). With the help of a tractor bucket, I was able to carry it home on our 18′ trailer (Dave, we’ve put those straps you’ve sent us to good use!). 

While loading the gate, a man came by in a truck to check on us. It turns out, he is the owner of the auction facility (Mr. Booker of Booker auctions). He asked where we lived and we said Prosser. Given he’s a long time resident of the Tri-Cities, I jokingly asked if he knew the former owner of our property in Prosser, Merlin Brown, as he was a bit notorious around these parts. Sure enough, somehow Mr. Booker had met Merlin while camping one time. Mr. Booker noted, “I thought I was a pretty good bullshitter, but that Merlin, he was over the top”. 

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Meanwhile, in “slicer” news … I discovered that when I plugged in the slicer, it didn’t work. After dissembling the power box, I found the power lines weren’t attached to anything (see lower left circle and arrow).  Why didn’t they at least cap or cut the ends?

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After some discussions with my uncle, we figured out that the former owner (Walmart) must have disabled/decommissioned before selling it by pulling the wire the power wire between the cord and the board (likely a safety thing). So, after unable to find any schematics online, we made and educated guess and I wired the hot and common wires to the board near that lower arrow on the left. Viola, it now works!

I also discovered one of the foots was an incorrect length (by half an inch see upper right arrow above), making the slicer unstable. It took a while to find at our local ACE store, but I finally found another 4″ metric Phillips bolt to properly adjust the footer to the correct length. 

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Originally Posted Sept 23: Ann’s family will be here this weekend, so the next updates will likely be Monday. So, we’ve been busily tidying up the property, inside and out. However, we did sneak away on Thursday to pickup some items Ann won at a local auction.

The principal purpose was to buy some corral panels (we couldn’t justify buying new ones at $200+ per panel), scoring about 200 feet of 12′ long panels at a great price. But, she also spotted a meat slicer for sale at the auction.

Ever since working at restaurants, I’ve always wanted a quality slicer, but it’s hard to justify the purchase. So, Ann surprised me by winning an auction for a Bizerba GSP HD 13″ slicer! Plus, it came with a stainless steel cart. Priced new (to my surprise) without the cart at between $4k-$7k. Meanwhile, a stainless cart goes for a minimum of $1500 all by itself. So, I was pretty shocked that she snagged the slicer plus a cart for less than $600.  I’d say she scored!

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1974 ACME Jeep Poster

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I finally found a good price on one of these ACME Jeep posters, so I snagged it. I’ll get a better pic of it when I get a chance. It is 29″ wide x 23″ tall.

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1953 CJ-3B Buffalo, WY $14,000

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Looks like a solid rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/455454159854890/

“1953 cj3a frame off restoration, completely freshly rebuilt engine with receipts new brakes all around new floor pans etc, too many new parts too list.runs perfectly, ready to go looking to get 14k , may negotiate realistic offers in person”

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1958 CJ-5 Snowflake, AZ $4000

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The price seems good on this early CJ-5. This *might* also have a Warn OD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/444049607743206

“1958 cj5 Jeep willys runs good new carburetor new radiator new bikini top has clean title $4000 obo ”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Fernley, NV Hemmings Auction

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Thanks to Mike for sharing this VEC CJ-2A that’s being auctioned on Hemmings.com. While not a perfect restoration, there’s a lot to like here and it’s a long ways towards that goal. The jeep includes a rear PTO gearbox and drum pulley. While functional, the exhaust pipe appears under the frame in the first pic, so that would be a good thing to correct. The front frame rail area could use some restoration, too.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1945-willys-cj2a-920716

“You’ll need to look twice, but this is a fetching and genuine example of American automotive history. The seller states that this 1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, from the first year of civilian Jeep production, is also the 325th such vehicle built in 1945, based on its tub and serial numbers, which the seller says were commonly mismatched in those years. Believed to have been originally sold in California, the Jeep is reported to have undergone a four-year, body-off restoration that included a new master cylinder and wiring harness. Described as 90 percent complete, the Jeep is reported to have a rear-mounted power takeoff with a flat belt drive.”

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