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PNW4WDA Summer Convention Starts Today

• CATEGORIES: News

summer_convention_tshirt2009The Pacific Northwest 4WD Association’s Summer Convention starts today.  I had hoped to go as it is the Carter’s (long time family friends and jeep cohorts) 40th anniversary of their first summer convention back in 1969.  I think I was there too, which would make it my 40th anniversary as well, because I think it was a Wandering Willys Club Event if I remember what my father told me correctly, however I was only four, so don’t remember a thing.

There will racing all weekend, including barrels, drags, team relay, obstacle course, cross country course, and something called a side by side (?), but I haven’t figured out what the heck that is.  So, if someone could explain that to me, I’d appreciate it.  Thanks!

It runs from the today through Sunday at the Straddleline ORV park near Olympia, Washington.

 
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The White Mice

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

This excerpt is from an article title White Mice, which is about policing European highways during and after the war.  Included is a MB painted in the distinctive colors:  White vehicle with a black hood.  If you go to the website article,  you will see a variety of cars with this motif.  This would make an unusual restoration project.

The 62nd Military Police Company was created on November 30, 1943 and activated in North Africa a day later. Originally, it was a standard combat MP unit, and participated in the campaigns in France, the Rhineland and Ardennes-Alsace. Following the end of the war, the unit was reorganized twice, first as the 62nd Military Police Service Company in June 1948 and then as the 62nd Military Police Highway Patrol Company on September 20, 1951, when it was reattached to the regular Army forces occupying American Zone of Germany.

Corporal Edward Olson in a Highway Patrol Willys MB. Note the permanent roof and the large combination siren-warning light on the fender.

Unlike standard military police units, the Highway Patrol was created not only to enforce laws and regulations, but to handle other duties typically handled by civilian police agencies. These included assisting motorists and promoting traffic safety. On a given day, a trooper might work traffic, investigate a crime, or perform escort duty for a convoy. Or all three, just like his civilian counterpart.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Grand Haven, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_grandhavenUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

“Immaculate Condition, Complete frame-off restoration, Body completely powder coated, Original 4 cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, 6 Volt system, newly rewired, Engine clean, new hoses & brakes, new battery w/ rebuilt starter,”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Wilton, Ca $1450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_wiltonThis looks like a good jeep for $1450.

“46 Willys CJ2A flathead, 4. 3 speed, posi rear_end, lot’s of extra parts. runs good! needs some work asking $1,450 or trade… call (916) 837-3306”

http://sacramento.en.craigslist.org/cto/1330625642.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Arvada, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750

“Mid to late 70’s 302 Mustang motor, high-hood, new paint, new 12v electric wiring throughout, new tires, new exhaust, new shocks, reproduction tailgate, new steering box, Subaru seats, bikini top, automatic transmission, includes original white vinyl enclosed cab with zipper windows. Needs new radiator. Sold strictly AS-IS. Runs fine, drivable. “

 
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1952 CJ-3A Portland, Or $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1952_cj3a_portlandI wonder what condition the floor is in given the addition of the aluminum.

“I don’t have the money to keep driving this. I would like to keep it but I need the money. It has a Buick 225, aluminum diamond plate floor, PTO winch, mechanical & electric fuel pumps, power steering, overdrive, CB radio with whip antenna, tow bar, and the tires are barely used. I changed the plates to street plates a couple of years ago. I still have the special use plates for it. Cash talks. No trades. No partial trades. $6000.00 OBO. 503-816-2111”

http://portland.en.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/1330519613.html

 
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1962 FC-170 Simi Valley, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It looks like there is some rust on this to me, but nothing too bad.

“1962 jeep fs 170 it looks rust free, very solid    have not tried to start it, it is complete it belonged to a friends father that passed away  i dont know the last time it ran but they say it ran , tires are ok  there is a dent on the roof  , the glass is good , this ,jeep is for sale in other places so i may end the auction early or it may be sold when you buy it now  ,from 1957 to 1964 only 30,000 where made  DUE TO THE RESPONSE TO THIS LISTING I TOOK MORE PHOTOS AND LOOKED FOR RUST THERE WAS SOME BUBBLES ON THE DOOR BOTTOM EVERYTHING IS SOLID WITH ONLY SURFACE RUST”

View all the pics on eBay

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1950 CJ-3A Boaz, Al eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is one of two 1950 CJ-3As being sold by this seller.

“1950 CJ-3A WILLYS JEEP. THIS JEEP IS ALL ORIGINAL. I BEGAN TO RESTORE THIS JEEP, BUT I NEED TO SELL NOW, MY LOSS IS YOUR GAIN.
THE JEEP IS COMPLETE EXCEPT THE RADIATOR AND SHROUD ARE MISSING ALONG WITH THE HOSES. THE ENGINE HAS SOME PROBLEMS, IT WILL TURN FREELY, BUT I PUT A GOOD STARTER IN AND WHEN THE ENGINE TURNS OVER YOU CAN HEAR A GRINDING NOISE. THE OIL IS CLEAN WITH NO WATER SO I AM ASSUMING THAT EITHER THE RINGS, VALVES, OR BEARINGS NEED TO BE LOOKED AT.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1950 CJ-3A Boaz, Al eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is one of two 1950 CJ-3As by the same seller on eBay (Note the jeeps in the background).

“1950 Willys CJ3A Jeep. CJ3A7499. 4 CYLINDER 134 ORIGINAL ENGINE. THE JEEP IS ALL ORIGINAL .THE JEEP CRANKS EASILY, RUNS AND DRIVE GOOD,THE TIRES RE OK BUT NOT GREAT. THE JEEP IS A GREAT STARTER VEHICLE FOR SOMEONE WANTING A JEEP OF THIS TYPE, IT WILL PROBABLY NEED SOME THINGS CHANGED OR FIXED, BUT FOR THE MOST PART YOU CAN DRIVE THIS JEEP NOW WITHOUT ANY WORK.

View all the pics on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Midlothian, Il eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It looks it good shape.

“1948 JEEP WILLYS CJ2A RUNS/DRIVES, 134 GO DEVIL ENGINE, 3 SPEED TRANS, HI/LO 4X4, JEEP WAS USED FOR HUNTING AND WORK AROUND THE FARM, OVER $1500 IN NEW PARTS, NEW TIRES/TUBES/PROTECTORS …”

View all the pics on eBay

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1942 MB Longview, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

1942_mb_longviewUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

There’s some mb parts, but I don’t think the body is an MB as I don’t see the jockeybox in the dash pic.

“Good running driving willys jeep, new tires, recent carb rebuild and new fuel pump. Has F head motor in it right now, comes with original L head and another L head for parts. No top.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, Co $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Still available

It’s not running, but appears complete.  It might be a good parts jeep.

“1948 CJ2 A Flat Fender Willys Jeep.  Has a 1950’s Studebaker flathead 6 cylinder engine, T90 transmission, and Spicer 18 transfer case. Hasn’t been run for several years since it was put into storage. Has been converted to 12 volts. Body in decent overall condition – floors are solid, dash and gauges are intact, etc. $1200 obo, cash only please. Can deliver locally, or to Denver for a fee. Call 719 231 3589.”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1331004137.html

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1946 CJ-2A Independence, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

1946_cj2a_independenceUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250

The seller probably has the model wrong on this.

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ3A. Recently installed 350, in good condition. Recently installed rear brake cylinders. Wiring needs to be finished. In good condition and ready to sell.”

 
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1960 CJ-5 Newton, Ma eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Jim provided a link to this jeep.  This is an unusual CJ-5 due to the very low mileage (14,736) and vintage accessories.  I love the old top.

“This is a classic all original 1960 Willys CJ5, garage kept with 14,736 miles, one owner. It is in very good condition with original orange paint and factory plough attachment. It has never been restored but it doesn’t need it. It includes the original soft top, owner’s manual, service manual, and the original receipt (from 1959). Flaws: Rodent chewed a single small hole in the top, approximately 1.5″ in diameter. Seats each have a single crack down the middle of the backrest. Ding on left rear corner. Crack in passenger door plastic window. All of the above are repairable. Other than that, it is in excellent shape. It starts, runs, and drives flawlessly. The original suspension is in good working order. The paint is in great shape. Buyer is responsible for shipping charges, if applicable. Please feel free to ask me any questions.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Vista, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This seller also restored this CJ-2A with a similar theme.

A well executed and creative build.  These are exactly the kinds of non traditional restorations I’d like to see more of that properly record the wide and varied deployment of the jeep.

The builder/seller writes, “1946 Willys V.E.C. CJ2A #14, 422 – County Sheriff  Patrol Jeep: I’m relisting this beautiful Willys with a lower reserve. However, don’t make the mistake of believing that I’m giving it away!  I just recognize that the market is soft right now.  I know what I have put into this restoration.  This is my fourth and final restoration of a 1946 Willys Civilian Jeep (CJ) 2A.

I became interested in the 1946 CJ-2A because it was the first production 4 wheel drive vehicle available to the public and is the grandfather of all modern SUVs.  This particular CJ-2A restored as a Sheriff Patrol Jeep was restored as a tribute to my own Grandfather who was a deputy sheriff in Southern California during the 1940’s and early 1950’s.  This CJ-2A is a faithful restoration of the type patrol vehicle that may have been used by the sheriff in the California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona back-country. The Federal siren and all Unity lights are period vintage police equipment.  The STOP light on the left front fender is a vintage Griffin model used by Military Police on jeeps during the Second World War.

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Reverse Shackle CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

There had been some discussion amongst us (maybe it was just Mitch and I?) about whether CJ-5s came with reversed shackles.  Well, here’s an early pretty stock 1955 CJ-5 (serial number 10534) pointed out to me by a reader that has a the reverse shackles.  So, at least for a time, the CJ-5s came with the reversed shackles.

 
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Broken Down Heroes

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

I discovered recently that an eWillys’ reader named Bob has created an ongoing photo essay on junked cars from America’s past called Broken Down Heroes.  For me, the black and while photos capture a sadness, a silence of vehicles trapped and forgotten as trees, bushes and grass slowly overtake and swallow them whole. Great work!  Here’s a couple photos.

 
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Builds: Chris’ Great Grandfather’s Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Chris is a 15 year old who wrote to me last week about a wiring question.  Since then, he and I have been working through some wiring and brake drum issues.  Here’s a little bit about his jeep and some pics.

Chris writes, “It’s a 1947 cj2a mostly stock, with a few mods.  It’s got the stock engine and 6 volt wiring (I want to update it to 12 volt).  I got it last summer from my grandpa down in oregon.  He had picked it up in a field in Idaho (I think Emmet). Thats supposedly where my great grandapa had parked it after he used it on his cattle ranch since it was new. It sat there for about 20 to 25 years.  At some point somebody took all of the brake lines, the master cylinder, and the brake pedal (but my grandpa found me a new pedal).  The picture of the engine is when i dropped the transmission to put in a new cluch fork (you can see the old one on the radiator).

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Website: Classic Military Automotive

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

green_invasion_star_100x100Here’s a recently launched website that focuses on military vehicles called Classic Military Automotive.  The site also has a classified section.

According to the website, “Classic Military Automotive specializes in the sales, restoration and maintenance of 1941 to 1954 military jeeps and light weight trucks. We are located in the Sonoma County Wine Country of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  Our customer base is primarily in California though we have sold vehicles to customers from all over the USA and abroad.  We are experienced in complete frame-off restoration down to minor maintenance.  If you have any questions, or other needs, don’t hesitate to e-mail us at gpajeep@yahoo.com or call Terry at (707) 542-4353.”

Visit Classic Military Automotive

 
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1943 GPW Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**

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

1943_gpw_santarosaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,500

“Fully restored Ford GPW Jeep.  Delivery date 2-11-43 from original data plates.  New Motor with 63 miles on it. Everything rebuilt. Reproduction body tub with many F-marked (Ford) parts. 7.00 x 16 tires on CJ rims. Parade/combat ready. $20,500 or best reasonable offer. “

 
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Very unusual Flat Fender Ottawa, Ontario, Canada **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The status of this is unknown.

This is an extremely unusual flattie. The seller provides a great deal of info about it. It’s been featured in various magazines.

“1946 “Willys” Jeep CJ-2. The “Jeepilac” as it is known (Jeep with a Cadillac engine) was professionally built by Johnson Welding Works. They are a local shop and are very well known in the area for building high quality street rods using top quality parts with attention to detail and safety. It has 2,700 miles since the build …. ”

This vehicle was also featured in the movie “Smash Cut“.

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1945 MB Phoenix, Az $3000

• CATEGORIES: MB

1945_mb_phoenixUPDATE:  Price increased to $3000

It almost looks like it has a tailgate.  I can’t quite tell.

“Original 1945 Willys jeep with new battery,Ignition switch,Rear Gears,Roll bar and original front and back seats! Clean Arizona Title,Street legal,Updated motor but runs like th original and 3 gear tranny 4×4, Pictures are of the actual jeep call or email me anytime (520)518-2122”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1254129852.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Littleton, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_littletonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000

Robert found this jeep for sale.  Someone’s put a great deal of time and money into this rig.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A – Completely Restored. Upgrades include: Rebuilt L-Head motor -500 miles, Dana 44 rear & Dana 30 front axles, both with Detroit Lockers & 5.38 gears, disk brakes in front, 11” drums in rear. Rancho suspension leaf springs & shocks, Stewart Warner gauges, 12 volt electrical system, Custom roll cage & rear bumper with swing away spare tire carrier. Everything new.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Penacook, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_penacookUPDATE: Last listed price was $3950

Except for missing a tail light, this jeep looks pretty darn original.

“I have a 1948 willys cj2a in real good shape for the year, 6 volt system starts and runs great and everything works.”

 
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Year Specific MB & GPW Sites

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), MB, Website

I found a website called 1943MB.com the other day and thought that it had some useful information.  I didn’t realize it until now, but there’s a list of similar sites.  While they look similar, they appear to have at least some different information (I didn’t investigate too closely). For example, the 1941MB.com site has a link to a slat grille rebuild.

One cool feature is the Napa Online Website Link for parts.  Here’s a snapshot of it below.

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