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1943? CJ-2A Youngstown, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $1500.

“1943 WILLEY JEEP 4 WHEEL DRIVE WITH 1965-1968 327 8 CYLINDER FOUR BARREL CHEVY MOTOR 275 horse power $1,500 JEEP IS AN ESTATE ITEM THAT HAS NOT BEEN USED FOR YEARS. WILL CONSIDER SELLING MOTOR ALONE $800 FIRM!!! BUT IF YOU BUY IT I WILL PULL THE MOTOR FOR YOU.”

 
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New Windshield Modifications Section

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE:  Chris has provided some valuable insight into this mod.  He writes, “There was a retired Ford mechanic in Rancho Cordova, Ca. that was building flatfenders for a while as a hobby. Back in the early 90’s he had built closed to 40. When he picked up a willys that didn’t have a a good windshield,the large windshield is what he put on. He has since passed away.

As its basic premise, the early jeeps were promoted as a utility vehicle. As such, they were modified in ways limited only to one’s imagination. Some of these modification strategies I have seen; Others I had not seen until I launched eWillys. The modification of the windshield is one of those I hadn’t seen. It is a rare modification, but it has been done a variety of times. I can’t say whether there was an aftermarket product created or if this was simply something that a few folks tried on their own.

After finally gathering enough examples of windshield modifications, and finding the time, I have created a Windshield Modifications section.  Enjoy!

 
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The Victory Car

• CATEGORIES: News

As I read through the Hemmings Blog version of the Wally Cohn story (which I thought was very well done), I saw a picture that referenced a car similar to the Wally Cohn vehicle, but was created in 1942, and called the “Victory Car”, a design suggested by Brooks Stevens.  It turns out, Stevens wrote an article for Popular Mechanics in December 1942 that envisions a variety of victory models, including the Wally-looking vehicle shown in the pics to the left.  One of Brooks’ most prescient predictions was his belief that plastics would be used widely in future vehicles.

In another set of images, which is shown below and is the one highlighted by Hemmings, a Brazilian auto website appears to track the development of Aero Willys starting with the Brooks Stevens vision through both prose and images.  Unfortunately, my Portuguese isn’t best!

After some research, I came across an article from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, dated January 14, 1942 (thanks to the new(?) google news archive search) that covers a meeting which might have launched the entire “Victory Car” discussion.

Here it is in its entirety, written by W.F. Arbogast:

“WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 –AP — A civilian counterpart of the army “jeep” — with certain refinements as a concession to comfort — was suggested today by officials of the National Automobile Dealers association as a possible answer to the new car shortage.

The suggestion came from L. Clar Cargile, Texarkana, Tx., president of the association, and Aurthur Center, Springfield, Mass, it secretary, as a house committee resumed hearings on the effects of new car production curtailment on the nation’s 44,000 dealers.

The small, rough-and-ready vehicle — the answer to any college freshman’s prayer — would probably be called the “victory car” and be produced by leading automobile manufacturers under no trade name.

It would be large enough for five passengers, maybe with a little crowding, and would devoid of costly accessories, nicle or chrome trim and other gadgets adding to cost.

But if built to the specifications of its brothers, it coudl climb most any hill with a top to it, splash fearlessly through the deepest mud, and in general negotiate terrain usually shunned by everything without fur or feathers.

I would be built primarly for service, not for looks, and to meet a need for transportation when present cars wear out and comparable replacements are not available, ” said Center. ” It would be strictly an economy car, with six cylinders and low upkeep.”

Cargile said the automobile industry, despite the conversion of much of its machinery for the production of airplanes and other defense material, could make enough victory cars to meet essential needs, and still not interfere with defense requirements.”

 
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Kris Kros’ Jeep Photos from Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Here’s are some jeep photographs, and they are labeled as photographs,  I ran across on Flickr created/photographed by Kris Kros.  They are certainly heavily ‘enhanced’ and unusual!

 
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1962 Fleet Van FJ +2nd FJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a mostly complete and a parts FJ for sale.   These are hard to find.

“For sale is a 1962 Jeep Fleetvan. I have owned this vehicle for several years as a part of a small Jeep collection. I had the Fleetvan shipped in from California because it is virtually rust free. The engine runs well, does not smoke,etc. the automatic transmission shifts properly. There are no brakes. The previous owner removed the glass etc for a repaint and never followed through. I have the glass and the grille has since been reinstalled. The rear dorr was missing so I bought a parts vehicle for the rear door and any other incidentals that may be missing. This is included in the price. Unfortunately, there are NO TITLES for these vehicles. You will be buying the pair with a bill of sale. The Jeeps are located close to York,Pa and will need to be picked up there.”

 
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Hemmings Blog references eWillys

• CATEGORIES: News

I have to say, it’s been a good, but busy couple of days.  Tuesday, I finally developed a business card design I liked and found a way to easily print some good quality versions.   Yesterday, I received an email I’ve been waiting to get for about a decade regarding some family photos that go back more than 5 generations.  Today, Hemmings thoughtfully referenced eWillys as they covered my ‘explosive expose’ on Wally Cohn, King of Jeeps.  And, tomorrow, maybe I win the lottery?

 
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Jeep4ever’s Black and White Photos

• CATEGORIES: Old Images, Website

Thanks to Wes at offroadaction.ca for creating a post about this great collection of black and white photos (how I haven’t stumbled across it is beyond me) at Jeep4ever’s website. Click here to see nearly 200 b&w photos, some you probably have seen and some you haven’t seen courtesy of Jeep4ever.ca (I’ve posted a variety of these previously, but found them through the library of congress).

I particularly like this one.

 
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Dana 20 Overdrive Solution from the earlycj5.com website

• CATEGORIES: News

This one falls into the “I didn’t know they made an adapter for that” department.  I was doing some research into whether there was an overdrive solution (besides the Sierra OD attempt) for the Dana 20, which I thought there wasn’t, when I came across this thread from the early CJ-5.com website.  It turns out, someone made an adapter that allowed the Dana 20 to attach to a BW overdrive, though I suspect such a combo would only work in a long wheel base vehicle (these adapters are also occasionally on ebay as well).  Here’s a pic from the thread.

Additional Threads:

1. Herm the Overdrive Guy: http://www.hermtheoverdriveguy.com/id20.htm

2. International Harvestor: http://www.justih.org/Binder-Bench/showthread.php?p=36604

3. From Jp Magazine: http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticles/drivetrain/154_0611_old_school/index.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Onalaska, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

It sounds a bit rough.

“I have a 46 cj2a jeep with no motor or tranny searing box or stem or title, theirs a bit of rusted threw spots, but nothing to bad, its been painted flat black, not the best job but it looks alot better then it did, jeeps been sitting in the shop for a couple of years now and i have no use for it anymore, need money for other rigs, the drivers side window it cracked drivers side floor boards have rusted threw but there is a homemade piece sitting there just needs welded in passenger side has a actually store made piece sitting there it needs welded as well, fenders and roll bar are both bolted on solid, the full dash is there,lights and wires are all there, the jeep could use a nice sand blasting job and it would look a million times better. email me for more info/ picks im willing to trade for a truck of some sort that runs and doesn’t need much work or none at all.”

 
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Wanted: Jeep CJ Hub 6-bolt Pattern Spokane, Wa

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I don’t know how common or uncommon these are.

“I’m looking for a 6-bolt hub for a Jeep CJ with a Dana 30 front axle. Let me know if you have a spare laying around and what condition it’s in. Thanks.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/1725409643.html

 
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8000lb Warn Winch Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $175.

“This is a older vintage warn winch 8000lb Model #5721. Very fast line speed, bulletproof construction and reliable. Comes with 100+ ft of cable, solenoid and rare in cab controls. Power in and free spool out. Everything is there and works great. $175.00 call”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Flagstaff, Az $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This looks like a great find by Jim.  The serial number is 17614.  It runs …

“A very rare restoration project. I pulled this CJ-2A out of a barn in Crawford Colorado. It is a very rare original VEC agri jeep, 1946 early serial number, was originally three on the tree, has tool indents, 3 piece agri dash plate, early wire steering wheel, 6 volt, original wheels, original seats, original everything, very little rust, runs, motor is super quiet. Has been in storage, will need brakes, tune up etc The serial number is 17614. Please dont tow this extremey old rig at 70 mph, bring a trailer.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1722796299.html

 
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Year? MB Flagstaff, Az $2800

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Jim spotted this good looking restoration project.  It runs, too.

“Needs a complete restoration, I have started it, the engine sounded excellent, very quiet, I have original seats frames, gas tank, windshield frame etc, very straight dash, cowl, nose etc, tub needs a little work, is a very original complete, very rare willys MB. Have a clean AZ title, make offer etc must sell.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1722866609.html

 
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Year? Wagon Oakboro, NC $1200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Buy some some nice rims and get a parts wagon!

Its a 1950 something Jeep Willys. Has a very solid body, no motor or trans. Great for restoration. call mon-fri 8am-5pm 704 485 8187″

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/1723919307.html

 
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1957 FC-150 Sacramento, Ca $2000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

This has been available on eBay for a few days.

“$2000 bucks 1957 willys jeep forward control (916) 410-7138”

http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/1725853112.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Coney Island, Ny $4000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4000

(05/05/2010) This seller also has these 4 jeeps for sale.

“1950 Willys Jeepster. Good running car. It is all there. It needs a top and restoration. Interior and body are good. No rust through. Car was in very good condition a few years ago when I covered it and put it in storage. 4 cylinder original engine. $4,000.00 or best offer. I am moving and can’t take the car with me. No e-mails please. Call (347) 203-9631.”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/1732013800.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Natomas, Ca **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Last price $8,500. Status Unknown.

(03/01/2010) Here’s a modded VEC that looks in very good condition.

“This 46 Willys has been completely gone through. It has always been garaged and is extremely clean. It has a Buick V-6 that runs strong – Turbo 350 transmission – Detroit Locker 44 in rear, 27 in front – brand new Toyo 33″ mud terrains – 2 in. lift with spring over – power steering – Ramsey 8,000 lb. winch – 1 year old paint job with no nicks or scratches – custom built roll cage with built-in speakers – CD player – Corbeau race seats and lap belts – GT steering wheel with telescoping and tilt column – tacometer – newer gauges – BNM floor shifter – bikini top – lots of chromed parts and much more! Must see to appreciate – serious inquiries only – no trades.”

 
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The Mitsubishi Prototype “Pajero”

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

This is the 1973 Mistubishi Prototype “Pajero”.  Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I found the photos.  Next to the wagon, is what I call the CJ-3B Wagon, but what Mistubishi called the CJ3B-J11, created in 1956. You can see a full version of it below.  Click here to see the Mitsubishi virtual museum.

 
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Dinky little Delilah by Louisa Hennessey

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings

Here’s a beautiful photograph of a MB named Delilah taken by Louisa Hennessey in Feb, 2009. It can be seen on Flickr.

 
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1948 CJ-2A Bastrop, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  An eWillys reader bought this CJ-2A.  Congrats!

This does have the rare bed extension on the back.

“1948 Original Willys Jeep. All records since 1967. Barn kept. Title, tagged and inspected. Everything works.”

 
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Year? M-38 Evansville, Wi $3000 includes trailer

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

The seller lists this as a CJ-2A, but the top half looks all M-38 to me.

“1946 World War II Willys Jeep 4X4 with trailer. No windsheild or top. Turns over but won’t start.”

http://janesville.craigslist.org/atq/1723033414.html

 
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1951 M-38 McKinney, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** WAs $2500.

If it runs as well as advertised and the rust is light, this might not be a bad price.

“I AM SELLING A 1951 WILLYS CJ38. IT IS A MANUAL TRANS THAT IS VERY STRONG. THE MOTOR IS ALSO VERY GOOD RUNS LIKE A CHAMP. THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE IS AMAZING IT IS LOCK IN HUBS AND WORKS REALLY GOOD. THE JEEP IS SOLID AND RUNS GREAT. WE REPLCED THE BRAKES AND MASTER CYLINDER ALONG WITH STEERING KNUCKLE. IF HAVE ANYMORE QUESTIONS”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Holden, Mo $800 w/OD

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Buy and overdrive and get a parts jeep for free …

“1953 Willys flat fender jeep set up for V8 Chevy, no motor has 4 speed chevy trans, daul stick transfer case with an overdrive. Jeep is solid very little rust. Would make easy project. Call with any questions (816)405-1698”

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/1725023120.html

 
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1956 CJ-5 Sandstone, Mn $1100

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

I don’t know if it runs, but it appears complete.

“nice shape, needs engine and brake work”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/1724607230.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Fountain Valley, Ca Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks more like a CJ-3A to me.  It’s clearly a paint job from another era … I love it!  I’m wondering if this has the hudston steering.  It has hydraulic clutch/brake and probably swing pedals.

“1946 Willy Jeep. I believe it is the CJ – 2A model. This is a perfect starting spot for a full restore / rebuild. Pretty much everything is there other than the original engine which was only there for a little while because my Grandfather swapped it for a 283 Corvette Engine. Fenders, hood, grille, rims, tires, spare, 4 wheel transmission, axles, unknown transmission (hooked up with 283), steering column, steering wheel, shift linkage, all seats, gas tank, lights, wiring, ignition with key, fold down windshield, more random parts, etc. Please note, these pictures were taken a while ago and the tachometers are no longer with the car, everything else is the exact same.”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/1724734794.html