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Sebastian Visits Colombia and Brings Back Pics

• CATEGORIES: International • TAGS: .

As the eWillys Senior Envoy to Colombia, Sebastian continues to bring back some great pics and information. This time he’s posted them at the Flat Fender Club of Butler’s website.  Below are a few of them. Thanks Sebastian!

 
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Fire Jeepish Pics

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

The CJ-3B Page has some great pics of Fire Jeeps.  Here’s a few I found by accident on this page.

 
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Book: Willy – The Little Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Here’s a kid’s book called Willy:  The Little Jeep Who Wanted to Be a Fire Truck.  I haven’t read it yet, but it’s supposed to be based loosely on a real event and a real 1947 CJ-2A.  The book has its own website.

From Amazon.com, “Join Willy as his dream of becoming a fire truck takes some surprising twists and turns. Travel with him on an adventure that brings him from the sidelines to center stage and safely back home again.

Written originally as a Christmas present for a friend, WILLY has already captivated children of all ages. As one reviewer noted, “The book is written for a child, but has so much meaning for adults as well. I don’t mind admitting that a tear of joy rolled down my ‘headlight’ too!” Others have described Willy as “lovable,” “endearing,” and “plain ol’ fun.”

The story, penned by volunteer firefighter Don Estes, is based on actual events that happened in Clinton Corners, New York and Clinton, Connecticut.”

View all the information at Amazon

 
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1948 CJ-2A Prunedale, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Was $3400. **SOLD**

Here’s a highly modded flattie.

“1948 4X4 Willys Jeep, 283 Chevy engine, 4 speed transmission, front disc brakes, air compressor, back seat, 8000 lb winch on front, 33″ swamper tires that go great in the sand, dana locker rear end. This jeep has been in the woods and the beach. It goes anywhere you take it. Asking $3400 obo.”

 
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Photo of Jeep during Prohibition $10

• CATEGORIES: Features, News, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

After seeing this ad multiple times, it got to me.  The seller claims in each ad that the photo below was taken during the Prohibition era.

I mean, c’mon, how difficult is it to look up Prohibition (1919 -1933) and look up when jeeps were built (nothing before 1940).  I mean, am I asking so much?

Now here’s a more complete version of the picture.  Note the jeep is atop wood slats which are atop beer bottles.

Ok, here’s the best one I found.  I thought I had posted it previously.

and a pic of the Andrew sisters .. is that them?  Could be.

 
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1955 M-170 Omaha, Ga $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  The seller has dropped the price to $2000 and is throwing in a beat up 1952 M-38.  I’d say this is a good price.

(12/27/09) The seller notes that this would not make a good original restoration projection.

“I have a 1952 M38 for sale along with a 1955 M170. The M38 is still 24 volt and would make a great restoration project, it does not run. The M170 has been converted to 12 volt and has aftermarket seat frames, it would also make a great project. The M170 was a military ambulance when it was in service. Both are classic vehicles and would be great for trail jeeps or collectibles. I priced them together and cheap because i need to get rid of both of them. All i am asking is to get my money back out of them. Please call or text 334-750-1062 and ask for Mac. I am 25-30 miles outside of columbus. Please no emails. Thanks for looking!

http://columbusga.craigslist.org/cto/1539394775.html

 
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1951 Truck Brevard, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

This looks like a solid truck.

“willys needs a new home moving and cant take it this truck is almost completely restored with 28,000 original miles clear title ready for transfer 4000 cash or best offer i have lots of pics if interested”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Asheville, NC $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The pics aren’t the greatest, but this might be nice.

“I hate, hate, hate that I have to sell this Jeep. I purchased in the early 2000’s and have 293 recorded man hours into the restoration. I have a full photo album of pictures from the very early stages through completion. However, none are online. I have taken a few pictures of the pictures with my camera phone.

Too much detail to go into regarding the restoration, but I do have a printout of everything that went into it. It runs well and is started weekly to keep everything in working order. T-90 Transmission and Transfer Case Model 18. Engine: #J45856. This restoration is one of the nicest that I’ve ever seen. This jeep is a great collectible and a piece of American history. Please feel free to ask questions, I’ll do my best to answer. $15,000.00 OBO… Make an offer!”

http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/1546572732.html

 
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1960 CJ-5 Brewerton, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

This looks like it’s in great shape. Might be a deal.

“1960 willys cj5 jeep. Runs and drives good. It has a fiberglass body with original drive train. It is a 4 cylinder f- head with a 3 speed transmission. Twin stick 4wd with locking hubs. Many new parts including Brakes, tires, windshield, paint, seats, steering wheel and wiring harness. Needs very little to finish. Like mirrors, e brake and the horn has to be hooked up. I have the mirrors and horn, just haven’t had any time. A lot of time and money have been spent, but it has to go.”

 

 
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Willys Truck Tailgate Laurel, DE $2000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

No pictures.  Is this tailgate really so rare?

“I have a super rare Willys pickup tailgate stamped with the W over the O that became the most recognized Willys Overland symbol. It is in very good condition. While the pickup remained the same from the 40’s to the 60’s, this tailgate was only made from 49-52……..and I challenge you to find one available for sale. replies MUST have WILLYS in the subject or I will delete as spam. Will consider all sorts of possible trade material….motorcycles, tools, firearms….what do you have?”

http://delaware.craigslist.org/pts/1539550803.html

 
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1952 m38a1? Cobleskill, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

I’m assuming it’s the green jeep for sale?

“1952 willy mb green with a 289ford v8 and headers, need work (master cylinder,body and wiring) engine runs very good and has a excellent vinyl top black in color . $400.00 firm. Pick-up only”

 
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1985 CJ-7 Masquerading as M-38A1 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5400.

Located in Windsor, Rhode Island.

While this may be a fine jeep, claiming that, except for the longer length of a CJ-7, this is a ‘perfect copy’ of a M-38A1 seems a bit dishonest to me. Exactly what part of this jeep is a ‘perfect copy’ of a M-38A1?

“Up for sale is a Korean war era M38A1 1985 CJ7 MASQUARADE. Apart from the fact that CJ7s are about 8 inches longer this is a perfect copy. Its got a 5 speed transmision with the AMC 258 L6 motor and the 3.31 axel to gear ratio. And good 28′ wheels and tires. Only 130,000 miles on it (pretty low for a jeep) …. Military stuff: Comes with “lusterless forest green” high test military paint job as well as has “USN 023990″ painted on hood (yes the navy actually had more green jeeps then grey jeeps). Has military canvas seats, an authentic m38a1 dashboard (with all gauges hooked up and working, military black out lights and locking toggle switches (including blackout light, convoy lights and military rear and front light clusters). Comes with digital camo hard top and authentic jerry can and bracket.”

 
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1945 GPW Sarasota, Fl $19988

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

Someone traded this in for a Jag perhaps?

“Rare Numbers Matching Ford GPW Military Jeep!  This Jeep has been very well cared for and captures history of WWII Much More Information.  Call Zachary Blaugh, Internet Sales Manager at 941-232-4236 OR 800-791-4271.  VIN  GPW261030”

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/ctd/1546531291.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A New Enterprise, Pa eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

If this sat in a barn for 15 years, that barn must have been pretty leaky!

“This Willys is being sold to settle an estate, it will be sold at No Reserve with NO TITLE! The odometer shows 1,572 miles but will be sold as true miles unknown. Fresh from the barn where vehicle has been parked for 15+ years. Great for restoration or donor. Willys & Jeep parts are becoming harder to find as the years go on, this one is complete with every part you need. Included in the auction are both side doors with great frames, front windshield assembly which is complete with glass & wipers, and all framework for the top. Please ask any questions and i will answer you asap. I am listing this for another person who is settling the estate. Local towing can be arranged if needed. Once again it will be sold with no title and true miles unknown.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1952 M-38 Madison, Ga $2900

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900

(12/6/09) For the 4wd not to work, is the front drive shaft missing?

“1952 willys jeep, 4 cylinder, Runs like a champ, fun to drive. The only thing that doesnt work is the 4 wheel drive, has very little rust. the price is $2900 OBO. Hand in the 3rd photo not included, lol …Call for more details.  706-474-2507. Thanks for looking.  Lee”

http://athensga.craigslist.org/cto/1542340396.html

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1960 FC-170 Westfield, Ma $1000

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000

(12/23/09) There’s plenty of rust lining the edges of the body.

“This is a 1960 Willys FC170 snub nose flatbed.It has a inline cast six cylinder that runs very strong with low original miles.The drive train is in good operating condition,4wd works fine.The frame has had alot of reinforcement (plated)and there is some rust of course.I have used this for hauling wood out of my property it is a beast.These are pretty rare I was told.I am selling this as-is for parts or restoration.Please feel free to call me with any questions @413-977-9684 I will post more pics as soon as i can.There is no reserve,good luck in bidding,buyer is responsible for pick-up.Bill of sale only never had a title.”

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/ctd/1544346001.html

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A PTO, transfer cases Colorado Springs, Co

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This seller has a few different items for sale.

“Ramsey PT1-J Dual output single stick Power Take Off (PTO) for a Dana Spicer 18 Transfer Case (Xfer Case) connected with the drive lines and u-joints to a Koenig 8000# PTO driven winch with steel cable. Both have been drained the refilled with fresh fluid and all the grease Zerk fittings pumped full of grease.

This is a special order item for some CJ2A jeeps and is very rare to find in such good condition. The winch alone has been listed on Ebay for over a $1000. The PTO goes for over $150 for a rear output without the chain housing.

I also have a couple Dana 18 transfer cases and T-90’s if interested (not pictured) extra of course.

If you have a functioning Warn Overdrive for a Dana 18, I may be interested in trading. Also interested in other trades for equivalent valued items used for defense.”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/1545585835.html

 
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Year? MB Spokane, Wa $350

• CATEGORIES: MB

It’s certainly not a perfect body, the outside does appear to be pretty straight and rust free.

“Willys MB $350.  Not sure of the year because the tags are missing but it is definitely military because of the lack of a tailgate, storage boxes behind the rear wheelwells, ax and shovel cutouts, and the 50 cal mount on the frame (my favorite part). Tub needs a new front floor but otherwise is in great shape. Includes tub, windshield frame, hood and frame with running gear minus the engine.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1545256012.html

No title

509-999-9930

 
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1945 MB Dallas, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

(12/31/09) Here’s another hunting jeep out of Texas.

“runs good, new tires, new battery, body in good shape.”

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Canvas Beachwood Top Temple City, Ca $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts

This looks like a good price on a canvas top.  The price on the bows, however, seems a bit high to me, though I haven’t bought bows separate from a top.

NEW WINTER FULL CAB CANVAS TOP PURCHASED FROM BEACHWOOD CANVAS. MADE TO ACCEPT SIDE CURTAINS, DOOR COVERS (NOT INCLUDED). REAR CURTAIN IS NON REMOVABLE. WILL FIT JEEP/WILLYS/KAISER CJ2A, CJ3A AND CJ3B. OLIVE DRAB IN COLOR. STILL HAS THAT NEW CANVAS SMELL.”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/1544442717.html

 
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Builds: Rebuilding the front of a CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, How To

One item I often see on older jeeps are cracks, patches and general ugliness along the front 2 feet of the frame rails.  Sometimes, patching simply isn’t enough and an amputation/replacement is in order.

Over at Pirate 4×4, there’s some great pics of a rebuild that were posted during 2009.  Below are just a few of the many pics posted regarding this surgery.  If you want/need to do this to your build, I suggest you visit the site and check it out.

View all the pics and information here.  Here are some excerpts:

The Surgeon reports, “The front frame section was kinked I think from an incident with the tow bar hitting the ground at speed. It was like that when John bought it. The frame pointed at the ground and the front shackle lay flat against the front bumper meaning no suspension. I cut the fubared frame off and built a new section and front bumper out of 2×3 box tubing.”

The patient prior to Surgery, a 1947 CJ-2A:

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Here’s a closer look at the problem.  Note how the frame still trends downward rather than traveling horizontal.

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And, a closer look:

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The front of the frame has been removed:

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In this photo, you can see the new sections, build out of 2″ x 3″ square tubing that I would guess is 1/4″ thick.

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And here’s another view:

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You can view all the pics here

 
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What is it? Langton, Norfolk, Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep, Unusual, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

As usual, the folks at the Israeli Bureau of eWillys have spotted another unusual vehicle.  I *think* this is a combination of a CJ-3A body, willys truck/wagon fenders/windshield, a cj-3a hood and grille, and some creativity.  But I could be wrong….

“Selling Willys jeep. Doesn’t run. Has a straight flat six cylinder motor. Comes with 4×4 rear PTO wench and welder generator. Frame is in good condition.”


 
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1947 CJ-2A La habra, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

“The motor runs strong with new electrical, and it only needs a rear drive shaft It is a (Project car) buyer picks up.. 450 obo the motor is a ford 240 with a holley two barrel carb.”

 
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1959 CJ-5 Nathrop, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  This was listed for $800.  Read the comment for an update.

Clean out the fuel line and replace the fuel pump and you might have a running CJ-5 for under $1000.

Willy’s CJ5, 4 cyl, 3 speed. Has fuel problems, does not run. Needs work, a good project Jeep. Has clear title. ”

 
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1954 Truck San Jose, Ca $600

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  The price dropped to $600

(10/12/09) I think I saw this in the Road Warrior Movie, lol.  And yeah, it has no brakes, but, seriously, would you really be worried about hitting a tree in this?

“1954 JEEP WILLY’S, RUNS NICE, 4X4, M/T, NO BRAKES!!! HAS RUST AND A BUNCH OF HOME MADE WELDS ALL OVER BODY NEED ALOT OF WORK MAKE OFFER!!!”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/1543607693.html

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