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Builds — Brian saves a fender

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Brian had an unsavable passenger side fender, so he found a 2A fender that met his needs and shows us what he did to fix it.  Thanks Brian!

Brian writes, ” The red fender, the original driver’s side 3b fender, was just more than I wanted to tackle. The yellow 2A fender had a useable top, but an inner wall that was gone.  Since I planned to removed the battery box portion of the fender anyway, the 2A fender fit my needs perfectly.

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After I cut away the bad metal, I used a spot weld removal bit (here’s an example bit) to separate the pieces. (See the Early Cj2a page) I used the removal bit with my hand drill when I was working on the tub, but this time I used the drill press — much easier. One tip I learned was to look for a puff of rusty dust coming off the work piece, which indicates you through the first layer of material.

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Used Jeep Parts at Jeep Republic

• CATEGORIES: Website • TAGS: .

I ran across the Jeep Republic website after seeing an ad for it on the Denver Craigslist.  I’ve never been there myself nor know anything about it.  Phone numbers include: 303-806-9100 or 800-827-2418.  The physical address is 3350 S. Federal Blvd. Englewood, CO 80110. You can contact them via the web here.

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This is the third Jeep Salvage Yard I’ve found.  The other two are J&W, which is in Antelope, California, and the Kingston, New York Salvage Yard, which I haven’t found a website for yet.

 
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1950 CJ-3A Aurora, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This auction is for a true barn find 1950 Willys CJ3A civilian Jeep with only 15,500 original miles.  It is very original including the factory headlights with a July 26, 1950 date stamp.  Only one works but I left them in for originality.  All other component date codes correspond to date of manufacture.  The Jeep began life on an Ohio farm and was used to run errands and transport items to town.  At some point, ownership of the Jeep was passed on to the new owner of the farm.  Eventually the Jeep was was removed from service and parked in the barn.  The third owner inherited the Jeep in 2001 as his father in-law was aging and retiring from the Ohio farm….”

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1946 CJ-2A Oregon **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_southernoregonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

“’46’ CJ 2a parts jeep.. rolling chassis.. Tub is fair.. no major damage.. CJ 3 windshield..
Stock diff front & rear.. even has the seats… Since I don’t need any more yard art… make me an offer… I am looking for a good home for the Jeep I call ‘dingle berry’.  Thanks”

 
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Exploration Northwest and the Meeker Trail

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  It turns out that Wally Klingle’s Jeep and the High Hood featured at the beginning are still around.  Wally’s 2nd cousin, who’s name I don’t know yet, commented on the video at youtube.  I’m trying to arrange a visit on my way through Yakima so I can take some pics and learn more.

In his comment on the youtube page, he wrote, “Wally Klingle, the guy they lower down that old cliff they have since shut down, is my 2nd cousin.  He started the ridge runners with a few others.  He still has that jeep.  My grandpa is in the video too and my uncle still has the high hood he was driving. He s..t when I told him about this video.”

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Linda McCune from the Don McCune Library kindly has given me permission to provide some clips from the Jeeping1 DVD, a collection of 3 episodes of Exploration Northwest related to pacific northwest jeeping. To order this DVD, you can contact Linda McCune at 206 726-2650 and ask for the Jeeping1 DVD.  It costs $24.95.  I encourage you to purchase is as she has the video for a Jeeping2 DVD, but has not created it yet.

The first of the three 30 minute episodes on the Jeeping 1 DVD is The Meeker Trail (Naches Trail) episode (1965). The second episode covers the “Doe Run”, a women only jeeping excursion (1974).  The third episode highlights the Yakima Mud Bowl (1977).

From that 30minute Meeker Trail episode follows a dual narrative, discussing the original Meeker trail pioneers and their travails while following the ‘modern day’ jeep pioneers. I’ve agreed to publish only two clips from this episode.

In the first clip,  Don McCune introduces us to the modern day pioneers as they double check their jeeps and head towards the beginning of the trail.  Check out these jeeps from 1965, no fuss, no chrome here.

Jeepers familiar with the western side of the Naches trail will recognize the steep drop off.  It might not look that steep in the video, but it is steep.  A bypass to that hill was created so jeepers could avoid it.  I’ve hiked it; it’s slippery and steep.  Below this video is a shot approx 15 years later, with the sign seen in the video present at the left.

 
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Lesson #37 — Try BEFORE you build

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7

1980_cj7_siltThis is funny.  Built by someone who had never actually rock-crawled before, this seller has a 1980 CJ-7 Rock Crawler for sale.  The fact that this seller tested his jeep in moab with just a roll bar suggests a rookie status, and leaves me wondering what other details he left out of his build.  Read the rest of this to learn why he is selling his jeep.

“1980 CJ-7 Rock Crawler for Sale or trade. Price is negotiable make a decent offer. I have $8,000 invested in the beast. I would love to trade for a decent Toyota.
1980 Jeep CJ-7. New Straight 6 less than 3 thousand miles. New Automatic transmission less than 1000 miles. New 5.38 gears. New lock right lockers in both axels. Full width Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear. 9 bolt pattern wheels. The axels came off a 1970 J-20, ¾ ton pickup. 38 Inch buck shot mud tires with a new spare and bead lock rims …. This Jeep is ready to crawl right now. Runs perfect and drives ok on the pavement.

I built this baby to rock crawl. After I got her going my Dad and Brother took me on my first rock crawling trip! Moab’s Pritchet Canyon. We warmed up on Potato salad hill the day before and some fun trails around town, I really thought I was something with the easy trails, the jeep never missed a beat.  The next day we drove Pritchet. I only had to winch over two obstacles. I actually made it over the rocker knocker without winching. The rest of our group had to winch up. She made this rookie feel safe and even looked like I knew what I was doing. It is a great crawler. This was a year ago last March.

After years of hearing my Brother and Dad’s stories about the trails I finally built a jeep and took a ride. I hated every minute of it.

So now the jeep is yours if you want it.  I am looking to trade for a good running Toyota pickup or 4-runner. Maybe even a Nissan. My selling price is negotiable. I want something I can tow my small camper up and down the highway/  The CJ is not pretty, but mechanically it is pristine.  Call Ed at 970-379-3283 or 970-876-0726 ”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1229848082.html

 
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1964 ‘Army’ CJ-3B San Diego, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-606 (military CJ-3B)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

The seller is calling this a ‘Army CJ-3B’.  The 1945 GPW in the picture to the left of the CJ-3B is also for sale.

“I have an original 1964 US Army CJ-3B for sale. The body is in almost completely rust-free condition with the exception of the rear quarter panels (as pictured), which are also somewhat bent. The front passenger fender and step are bent a little bit. The floor boards only have surface rust. The front bumper is off of an auxiliary power unit jeep and was put on by another person. The engine is more than likely toast because the valve cover was removed by someone and never put back on. I have another F-head engine that I will include which is in a little better shape, but the oil has turned to sludge and it will probably need to be completely rebuilt.”

View the other pics at the g503 forum

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1951? CJ-3B Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1951_cj3b_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600

“1951 Willys Jeep, 3,000 miles on engine,pwr steering.78 cj steering column, transmission, transfer case. rear and front end. Warn winch 8,000 lb. Detroit lockers with 538 gears. Newer best top, tow bar. Very clean rust free jeep. Must see 3,600 obo”

 
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1945 MB Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

1945_mb_fresnoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

I suspect this body is a bit rougher than it appears in the pictures.  Otherwise, it looks pretty complete and has a few extra goodies, such as a winch.

“1945 willys jeep runs good new rear end gears and new flywheel asking 5,000 willing to trade 4 classic car or truck of equal value”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Ambulance Lancaster, CA **SOLD**

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

1948_cj2a_ambulance_lancasterUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $675

” This is an incredible find! 1948 Jeep Willy “hard-shell” ambulance. Includes siren and light.  This is the perfect restoration project for the Willy/Jeep collector or the person who must have that incredibly “head-turning” must-have collector vehicle.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_boiseUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2750

“Excellent running stock jeep with 5K miles on engine. Has roll bar, soft top, back seat, Warn winch and tow bar. A great off road machine.”

 
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1964 CJ-3B Denver, Co $2195

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1964_cj3b_denverBrian pointed this one out to me.  There’s a pic of the hudson steering as well.

“I’m posting my flatty for sale. Its a Jeep CJ3B. The condition its in is ‘rough’ but workable. It drives great; just needs a little tlc. Here’s the meat:  She’s been converted to a straight 6 232 engine, which made for some interesting modifications. Wild Bill was apparently the guy that did it, if that means anything to you. Its got a t-90 with factory overdrive and factory PTO with the winch. The winch has a broken foot, but the mechanism works fine. This jeep has a hudson steering conversion….”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1228903314.html

 
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1956? CJ-3A (M-38?) Greenfield, Az $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

1950s_cj3a_greenfieldUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

I don’t see a battery box in the cowl, but I do see a M-38 gauge panel.  In  general it looks very nice.

“1956 JEEP CJ 4×4 – LESS THAN 100 MILES ON 3.8L CHEVY V-6 ENGINE, TH350 Automatic Transmission, 4″ LIFT, Pathfinders on Chrome rims, SOFT TOP, Bimini top, 8000# WINCH, Stowmaster tow bar (removeable), NEW BRAKES INCLUDING WHEEL CYLINDERS. Chevy steering gear. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OFF-ROAD VEHICLE AND COULD BE A JEEP COLLECTORS FAVORITE. It’s abut the size of a Rhino (59″W X 124″ BUMPER TO BUMPER, 74.5″H) This price is less than what was spent on all recent work – at cost. IT IS READY TO GO. CALL BOB AT 480-797-3683- OR 480-892-5324. – ”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1230529743.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lomas, Nm $1950

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1946_cj2a_lomasThis might be a very good deal.

“This is an unrestored, unmolested original Willys Jeep. It has the original 4-cylinder engine and 6 volt running gear. I bought this Jeep last year, not running, and I put a starter, battery, new cables and a new ignition switch in it. Now it starts and runs and I’m able to drive it up and down the street. I’d love to keep it and make a nice mountain goat out of it, but I just have too many projects and can’t devote the time to it. My loss is your gain! It comes with a gas can with mounting bracket, a tow bar for 1 7/8 ball, trailer hitch and four spare wheels (I was told they are the original wheels). The NM title is clear and in my name.”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1228335934.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Gainesville, Ga **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1946_cj2a_gainesvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

This has an unusual top.

“63,000 original miles, four cylinder Flat Head engine, 3 speed transmission with top end of 52 mph. Converted to 12 volts. New brakes & brake hoses, carburetor rebuilt, replaced generator with alternator, electronic ignition, new hoses, electric windshield wipers, new upholstery, six point bolt-on roll cage with rear lights & bikini top, Barden winch, tow bar. 16″ chrome rims with 235/85 X 16 Dayton Timberline tires,”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Redding, Ca $15000

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UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $15000

This is a beautiful build, but the price will scare a lot of buyers away.   A tilt front flattie is certainly rare enough to warrant posting.

“1947 CJ2A Willys:  Engine – 302 V8, New Edelbrock Carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, New Starter, water pump, one wire Alt, motor mounts, remote oil filter, All new gaskets, oil pan valve cover, front, rear main seals, new flex fan, 3 core radiator, rad hose’s. Transmission – NP435 Four speed with deep granny 6:98 tol, new bearings, seals, sincros and mainshaft, rebuilt with Advance Adapters kit to marry to Dana 18, also rebuilt with new seals, bearings and gaskets.  Front & Rear ends – Model 23 front-41 rear, rebuilt with new seals, bearings, gaskets 4 wheel full size disc brakes, new rotors, calipers, pads, hardware, front axle equipped with ATV manual hubs.”

http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/1229926980.html

 
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Builds: Jim hunts for an MB

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misc-491Here’s another great purchase adventure from Jim.  Thanks Jim!

Jim writes, “Another flat fender adventure but this time with a happy ending (not that kind of happy ending).

The guy on the phone said, “its a WWII Willys MB, great shape, original, runs and drives etc $3000”. So, I drive 6 hours west to Flagstaff and pick up a buddy of mine, then turn around and head back the way I came to find this elusive rig.

misc-492We travel many miles east to Winslow, then the “fun” started as we began to follow what turned out to be a nightmare set of directions. Turn at the end of the pavement, follow the mining road, take the left side of the wagon trail over miles and miles of beat-your-truck-to-death-washboard, dust-covered, filthy, silty, rocky, brutal, teeth grinding, two-track trail for two straight hours! Good thing I had my truck washed and waxed the day before.

We get there, see the jeep and man am I unhappy in the middle of nowhere. It is bad, horrible, mismatched wheels, fat, flat, rotten tires, high back bucket seats, roll bar, filled with junk, a butchered windshield frame, and obviously not driven for years. Nowhere near a $3K MB.

misc-493I looked at the poor guy, surrounded by his huge collection of junk and said no offense pal but that’s a pile of parts shaped like a jeep worth maybe $500 and I’m not too happy you got me all the way out here for this mess.

He said well, I need the money and if that’s what its worth, hand me $500 and here’s the title. Um, well, that pretty much killed my next argument and shut me up.

After throwing away the seats and roll bar, filling a huge trash can with junk, garbage, pounds of dirt, alternators, a radiator, various parts of other cars and rat nests I started looking closer.

misc-494It has the right engine, though 12 volt, right trans, right axles, a super straight nose and dash, a decent tub, mmm…. I check my parts pile and find some correct seat frames, a gas tank, a perfect windshield frame (all from a Durango yard sale for $100) and even managed to come up with 4 civilian 16″ wheels with rollers so I could remove the fat, flat rubber and mismatched spoke wheels.

With a fresh battery we found it would turn over but not start, though it had good spark. Turns out a pack rat had been using the carb as a toilet! There was literally 2 inches of rat shit in the carb! We yanked a good carb off a CJ3A, bolted it up, hit the starter and what do you know, the motor not only ran but sounded great with 50+psi oil pressure. All of the sudden it looked like an MB, with the yard sale parts, skinny tires and wheels, you could start to see the past, faded olive drab ghost of its military history.

I think this is going to be fun, maybe build an SAS desert MB replica loaded with period correct gear and painted desert tan? What to do, what to do….

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Various Early Jeeps Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), M-170, M-38, MB • TAGS: .

1945_mb_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD**All the stuff must go (probably in violation of a county ordinance or something)

  1. 1945 Willys MB jeep (NAVY?) – Flat head four 134 cid. engine, T-90 tranny, it has a tailgate cut in but the panel is still there.
  2. 42 Ford GTB
  3. 42 Willys MB
  4. 42 Willys script body tub
  5. 42 Ford script GPW
  6. 47 CJ2A
  7. 2) 48 Willys jeep pickups
  8. 52 Willys M-38
  9. 54 Willys M-170
  10. 60 Willys utility wagon
  11. 3.5) 61AMC mighty mites
  12. 62 Willys FC-150
  13. 2) 71 jeepsters
  14. trailers and miscellanous jeep parts.”

 

 
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1943 MB Sacramento, Ca $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB

1943_mb_sacramentoThis might be a good price.

“Tow bar and winch included, 4×4, 4 wheel drive, 283 Chevy. 916-927-4999”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1227744508.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Mt. Vernon, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_mtvernonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7900

This looks very nice.

“Frame off restored 10 years ago,very nice condition, runs and drives good,b”

 

 
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1946/1966 flattie Berlin Heights, Oh $5600

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1946_1966_cj2a_berlinheightsThe builder put a good collection of parts together for this flattie.

“1966 custom Willys jeep, with 1946 body./body off restored / 350 chevy v8 motor with avenger holly carb/ munci 465 trans/ dana300 transfer case/ dana 44 rear end/ dana 30 with disc brakes front end/ 33″ like new thornbird tires/ power steering/ only thing it needs is for the brakes to be pressure bled. $5600 call Mike at 440-225-2421”

zhttp://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1221689569.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Glencoe, Al **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_glencoeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

This is a project, but it’s hard to tell how much ‘project’ is left to do.

“1950 Jeep CJ-3B Willis.  All metal in good condition, 4 cylinder L-134, 3 speed transmission, needs windshield and engine rebuilt, great project vehicle. $1,000”

 

 
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1946 Lefty CJ-2A Portage, Wi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_portageUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“I bought this about 15 years ago and it has been a blast. I have a large farm and we used it to cruise around here and taught my kids how to drive on it. It runs excellant and has the original Hurricane 4 cyl. Red Devil engine with a 3 spd. Trans. The tires are great, but as you can see they are not original equip. Recently installed entire brake system. We would use this to ride around at hunting season and the occassional trip down to the local watering hole. It has been great to us and has always started and never left us stranded. It truly is a great piece of history that would make an excellant canidate for restoration or use as is. We have had our fun with it but just don’t use it much anymore so it is time for it to go to a new owner.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Denton, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1948_cj2a_dentonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850

“great jeep mechanically……cosmeticly challanged……… runs and drives and stops! no smoke or grinds etc. was fully rebuilt as a hunting rig about 8000 miles ago ….springs,engine, tranny ,transfer,etc…..and thats about 15 years. kept outside. pretty solid body,orig seats speedo and gauges work .2 new tires original type wheels. wrong steering wheel. brand new starter and carb work done. the old jeep is about farm ready today”

 
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1959 CJ-3B Three Rivers, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

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UPDATE: Was $5600. **SOLD**

“I’m moving in a couple of months and am looking to sell my 1959 Willy’s Jeep, model CJ3B. Rust free, with a four inch lift, new Ground Hawg 6 ply tires (14/35/15). The engine is a 231 Buick V6 with Heddman Headers. The Jeep comes with a vinyl top and original seat frames that have been re-upholstered, the tool box is also in excellent shape.”