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1942 MB Southern Vermont Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available

(04/28/2010) This has certainly been modified — there is still work to be done.

“1942 Willys Jeep with 225 Buick V-6 Engine, 12volt system. Cylinders bored out .030 oversize. Brand new fiberglass tub, hood and fenders (fenders and hood need paint), dual exhaust to the mufflers (needs tail pipes), axle over suspension. 2 Bbl carburetor (4 Bbl Holly carburetor goes with it). New brakes including pads, spring kits and calipers. 15 Gal gas tank mounted in rear, all wiring and hoses are run. (extra 7 gallon tank goes with it). Frame is reinforced and rust preventative POR-15 applied. Wiring is installed (needs to be hitched to steering column), 5 brand new Cooper tires. Reinforced roll cage. Rear seat is installed (two front seats need to be mounted). Power steering needs to be mounted.  I have over $5,000 invested just in new parts. With a little work, this Jeep could be running in no time. Make me an offer – best offer gets it! Limited time offer! Act soon! Call: (802) 380-4858 or email me at breezyacres42@msn.com.”

http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/1739931110.html

 
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1967 M-38A1 Heber, Ut $1300

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1200

(04/23/2010) The Utah eWillys Bureau found this rig.  Drop a different body on this and it could be a nice jeep.

“This is a running jeep i have a it primmered. it has a 304 v8 manual 3 speed and a twin stick transfer case. It is sitting on 34×9.50×17 super swamper tsl with 99% tread. it comes with soft doors and a soft top. I bought this to build it up and decided to go another route. Thanks Jake 4358815966”

www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=10750786&cat=402&lpid=1


 
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Jeeps @ Plastic Warriors

• CATEGORIES: toys, Website

Over at Plastic Warriors, Paul has put together a site dedicated to pictures and info about 1/76 and 1/72 plastic soldiers, kits and wargaming. He has spent considerable time photographing, discussing and comparing various model types and clearly has a passion and expertise for the subject.  One item that caught my eye was his link to the five worst army men of all time.

In this archive link, you can see his examination of minature Jeeps.  He also had these matchbox covers, which were I thought were interesting.

 
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1962 DJ-3A Fallon, Nv $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has been available for a few weeks, but I somehow missed it.

“1962 Willys Jeep DJ-3A. This is a Dispatcher Jeep which was the same as the CJ-3A except for being two-wheel drive. Currently registered and operating. Has a Willys flathead four cylinder engine and three speed transmission. This is a good restoration project, or an excellent candidate for a Buick or Chevy V-6. Comes with a later model Dana postal Jeep rear axle (new 4.56:1 gears / center pumpkin), and postal Jeep front axle if you want to use with modern wheels and brakes. Clear Nevada title. Call Don at 775-742-5089.”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/1720303486.html

 
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1961 Wagon Molalla, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

This appears in good shape.

“61 willys wagon 327 ps $2500 obo”

 
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1956 Wagon Ellensburg, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

I’ve seen worse for more money.  This includes a PTO winch.  Looks like a good buy from the image.

“Stock / 6 volt / flat head strait 6 engine / PTO winch / 16″ tires / body and glass in rough shape / need trailer to haul away”

 
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1948? CJ-3A La Pine, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

This includes an overdrive. This appears to have a variety of updates, including swing pedals and tilt steering wheel.  It might make a pretty good project.

“1948 CJ3A orange Willy Jeep. Has a 3 speed trans. w/overdrive. Engine is a 289 V8 Ford. There is no top and it has a roll bar. Asking $2800”

 
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1963 CJ-3B Silver Spring, Md $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

It might make a good project.

“I am selling my ’63 CJ 3B because I was hoping to have it for a restoration project, but as you all know sometimes life gets in the way. I’ve owned it for 7 years and it has just sat, the engine has run in the past five years or so. It’s all factory. In the pictures the doors are off of it they way they were when I bought it and have been kept in my garage. The frame is solid, and the worst part of the body is the hood. It still retains the original firewall VIN plate and I have a clean, clear Maryland Title. This is a really great starting platform. I wish I could keep it. Looking for $2000. I am in Silver Spring, MD just outside of Washington, DC.”

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/1732701251.html

 
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1960 Wagon Vineland, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This is an unusual build.

“1960 jeep wagon, 400 sb chevy, air conditioning, 3spd man. 4X4, restored in 96 garage kept, stock running gear..”

 
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1969 Sand Toy Marcellus, In **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This engine sounds interesting, though it’s seized with rust. I’d sure like to tear it apart and check it out.

“DANA 44 IN REAR WITH 513 GEARS MARK WILLIAMS AXLES AND LOCKER 40 IN FRONT WITH LOCKER HAS CLUTCH TURBO 400 VERY WICKED TRANS HAS LADDER BARS 5 POINT HARNESS HAS NICE PADDLES AND FRONT TIRES HAS 231 BUICK BUILT TO GILLS WITH NOS CRANE ALUM SHAFT MOUNT ROCKERS DOUBLE VALVE SPRINGS 194 VALVES VERY LARGE SOLID CAM FORGED PISTONS POLISHED H BEAM RODS STEEL CRANK WEIAND SMOKIE YUNICK INTAKE MALLORY DIST AFB 750 CARB ENGINE SAT AND SEIZED DUE TO RUST IN CYLS NEEDS BORED OR CHANGE BLOCK REALLY DONT WANT TO SELL ENGINE JUST GET RID OF EVERYTHING ELSE BUT FOR RIGHT DEAL WELL YA KNOW”

 
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1961 FJ-3 Pasadena, Ca $2700

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

Here’s a very good price on a nice FJ-3.

“1961 Willy Fleet Van…FJ3A…..Left hand drive….runs well….current registration … Hurricane four engine…T90 three speed trans…two twheel drive”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/1737306007.html

 
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1956 DJ-3A? Albany, Ga $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

I’m not sure what model this is.  The windshield appears unusual.

“this is a hard to find 1956 willis jeep 4×4 with a V6 Motor 3-speed trans $3,500.00 FIRM PLEASE CALL 229-291-7664 FOR MORE INFO ( NO CALLS AFTER 9 PM )”

http://albanyga.craigslist.org/cto/1736501441.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Huntsville, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

“1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep Sold with a Bill of Sale. Perfect for Restoration, Deer Lease, Ranch Vehicle or Around the House. 4 Cylinder Flat-Head (Famous Willys Go-Devil Engine). 4×4, 3 Spd Transmission.  No Major Rust Issues, Floor Panels Replaced. Needs Starter Rebuild and Tune-Up.  Will Sell As-Is For $1800 or $2500 Running.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cape Coral, Fl $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

It’s a fine looking jeep.

“1946 willys jeep everything new 239-887-0441”

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/1734237157.html

 
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1943 GTB ‘Burma Jeep’ Wenatchee, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Here’s a rare GTB.

“1943 Burma Jeep Project $2500 OBO.  Located in dry climate of Eastern Washington for the past 30 years. Clean title. Original Data Plates. Good sheet metal. Includes GarWood 10000 lbs winch. 503 347 7496.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1736362002.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Redding, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

It’s got an unusual roll bar.

“*Engine and Transmission rebuilt at 16,000 miles *New clutch at 45,000 miles *New shocks, battery, water pump, master cylinder, brake pedal cross tube, alternator, 12 volt wiring system *Carburetor rebuilt at 31, 000 miles *New plugs, dist cap, fuel filter, and air cleaner *Oil changed, radiator flushed and fresh coolant added at 48,000 miles *NO LEAKS    *Body tub liner *Protective undercoating *New diamond plate replacement floors & rear deck *Heavy duty front and rear bumpers *Warn Winch *12 volt accessory box *Foam filled racing style fuel tank *Fog lights. Includes: Jeep service manuel, extra set of brake shoes, steering bell crank repair kit (to reduce extra play in steering), extra brake cylinder bleeder screws, extra master cylinder brake light switch, extra set of motor mounts, doors & bow support for soft top. Odometer reading: 48,385”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Albertville, Al **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

This tub was built by hand.

“I have a 1946 Willys Jeep. I runs and drives great. It is definitely a project vehicle. I was gonna build a trail rig , and basically just use the body and place it on all modern day drive train a top a YJ frame.  I have too many projects and I need to get rid of some of them. The tub was hand built by a metal fab shop, but the hood and front fenders, windshield frame and dash are all original. Who ever built the tub did a really good job. It would be fine for a trail rig, its just not original enough to restore to a ” Veterans Day Parade” type jeep. I put a new carb. and fuel pump on the original drive train and it runs great. I drive it around my yard, but it needs brakes. call me if U have any questions, I’d be happy to talk about the jeep.”

 

 
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1947 ‘Willys’ish Dolores, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

Here’s a wild rig.

“1947 Willys jeep 4×4 , inline 2 seater, custom body with lots of diamond plate, Chevy feul injected v6, winch , good tires, modified suspension for a smoother ride. Asking $8000 OBo.”

 
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1963 CJ-5 Adairsville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like a great price.  This has a rear PTO and is set up for a plow on the front.

“nice collectable Jeep in good shape….needs little to complete re-store…was built during the transition from Willy’s to Kaiser and has some rare features ( Hydrailic winch/ lift system for Myers snow plow or dozer blade, and a Ford pto system on rear) both factory and operational with shifting levers in floor. Jeep enthusist will know alot more from vin# etc. but these are rare in this condition. Items still needed and currently being worked on……seats, fender flares, rear leaf springs, windshield glass Has fresh paint job, good wheels and tires, motor, tanfer case, transmission, rear end all in good shape……. don’t really have money to finish and need the cash…. has the Hurricane 4 motor.. jeep is all original”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300

(05/01/2010) A running jeep + an extra chassis and drive train.  This looks like a good price.

“1946 Willys with 283 chevy v8 engine, 3 speed transmission, with overdrive transfer case, power steering, 2″ body lift and after market springs. Runs great! Included is an additional complete chassis, with original flathead 4 engine, radiator, transmission, transfer case, front and rear ends, and springs.”

 
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1952 M-38 Lake Oswego, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(09/03/09) This looks like it might have the hudson steering modification.

“i have a 1952 w/1953 motor in it for sale, this is the military willys with oversized fuel filler that pulls out, correct instrument panel etc.. yes oversized civilian tires where added at some point and rig set up for hunting. this vehicle is good though should be gone through as it has been sitting a few years now… redid clutch gear and starter and carb… before i parked it .. i will entertain serious offers , it simply needs a new home….”

 
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Builds: Diego’s 1946 CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Diego describes himself as a ‘new willys lover’ who discovered a CJ-2A project on eWillys that he just had to have — a clear sign that he has been overcome with the damned ‘Willys Sickness’.

Despite the severity of his illness, which he has shaken off with bravado, Diego has made substantial progress with a project jeep he spotted on ewillys. As you can see in the first couple of images, at sometime in this jeep’s life an owner felt they wanted to combine the starkness of a jeep with the peacefulness of a natural setting, so it was only logical to turn the cockpit into a park bench. I can’t imagine that made the ride any softer; maybe they had a really padded bottom?

One other unusual change was the additional coil springs between the axles and the frame and all four corners, which I’m sure made the ride all that more stiff! I can’t remember ever seeing that modification.

Anyway, Diego’s turning this back into a real jeep and he has made good progress! Btw, if anyone has any experience with titling Jeeps in Florida, he’d be happy to get some advice as he only has a bill of sale at the moment, though he does have the serial number.

Before:

In Progress:

And now (it’s a little blurry, but you get the point):

 
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How the Walkman Changed Our Music Habits

• CATEGORIES: Features

This has nothing to do with willys, jeeps, 4x4s.  Actually, it has little to do with anything …..

Regular readers will likely remember my post (perhaps memorial is a better term) about C.W.McCall’s Wolf Creek Pass.  After re-reading that post, it seems my prose zig-zagged across topics so far and so wide, that to call it a cohesive post would be a kind and generous gift from readers; However, I would never let a lack of cohesiveness stop my good intentions nor keep me from attempting, because to say I attempt is fair, but to say I always succeed would be too generous, to entertain readers!

So, where am I going with this?  It seems nowhere fast, so let’s get to it already!  In the aforementioned post, one of the topics I cover was my own audiophile history, or the lack thereof, particularly my first experience with my cousin’s Walkman II.  While I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Walkman II, I knew very little about the history of the original Walkman until I ran across a fabulous post, Quiet Revolution, at the Rhapsody blog.

Now, as readers are already painfully aware, I am no audiophile, but I am certainly a history buff.  And in the Rhapsody post Quiet Revolution, Tim Quirk constructs a fascinating slice of audio history and tells a strongly argued story of how the Walkman was the real game changer for how most of us listen to music.

Some highlights:

1) The original Sony Walkman, launched in 1979, came with an orange button and two headphone connections.  Why?  Because, of course, no one would want to listen to music by themselves!  And the orange button lowered the music with a simple click so that you could communicate with a friend (see images from the ad campaign below and contrast that with the solitary, almost non human, solitary dancers from today’s ipod ads)!

2) The stereobelt was invented in 1972 by Andreas Pavel, but was rejected by electronic companies because executives at the electronic companies argued that people would not want to run around with headphones.

3) Almost 40% of Guns N’ Roses fans also listen to Tim McGraw. Nearly as many listen to Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks. How many radio stations play all four?  That’s the essence of the choice these devices have provided.

Some of the Walkman’s original ads …

Ipod Ads:

 
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SM420 Tranny + adapter Port Ludlow, Wa $1000

• CATEGORIES: Transmissions

Ed’s got this nice combo for sale.

“This is a GM SM420 Muncie transmission with less than 2000 miles since rebuild.its a granny tranny, Has an aluminum bellhousing for a small block chevy. (new cost $400. for bellhousing) Has an advance adapter with cross member mount for an 18/20 Dana transfer case (new $530). This is the strongest 4 speed GM ever made. I removed this out of my 1956 Willys to put an automatic in for the wife. only interested parties need to call 360-774-2620
http://www.jeeptech.com/convtrans/gm/gmsm420id.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/pts/1735115952.html

 
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1953 M-38A1 Karlstad, Mn $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this low mileage Jeep.  I wonder if the mileage is accurate? hmmm. It sure looks like it would make a good restoration candidate.

“1953 willys army jeep 24 volt less then 6000 miles runs and drives. has been painted red. needs new paint and some body work but doesnt have rust. has all the black out lights that work. will trade for muscle car any condition dont be afraid to ask. Have millitary tires for it to. Have started to sand it.”

http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/1735652410.html