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Builds: Egon’s Projects

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Other 4x4s

Recently, Egon, from Lichtenstein,  and I had been having a conversation about a Jeep project he’s trying to determine how to tackle.  Once again, the google online translation software has been effective enough to allow a conversation to occur.

Egon recently sent me some photos of his projects.  He’s done some very nice restorations.  Danke Egon!

Here’s a 1955 Steyr 15hp Tractor Restoration:

And a family of tractors:

Here is a 1968 Puch Haflinger he rebuilt (haflingers):

And here are a couple of great images of his Russian UAZ 469, which he says he took on a successful Elk hunting expedition in the Kirov region of Russia.  It sports a 2500 cc engine and has a max speed of 75KM/H

 
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1948 CJ-2A Fountain Hills, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

Here’s a good looking Jeep.

“1948 Willys Jeep runs and drives great, Original 4 cyl motor and running gear, Upgraded steering, Upgraded brakes, Off frame resto a few years ago, Rear seat, Roll bar and Bikini top, Tow bar, Fun little jeep.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A La Center, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2995.  More pics.

(07/08/09) Here’s one for you Pittsburgh Steelers Fans!

“Very cool driver>>>>all original drive train and still runs like new. This is a good project or keep as is and use as a slow driver. No speed demon here as this was designed as a work horse with top speed around 50 mph. This is a good 20 footer and is a lot of fun. Take to Sand Lake and you can drive to town as this is what we used it for. Give me a call and we can make a deal as I am out of room. John @ 360 600-8213. Will deliver locally. It also comes with tow bar and you can Rat Rod it or make a cool Hot Rod too!

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1581841498.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Lillington, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

**SOLD to an ewillys reader**

“1947 Willys CJ2A. It needs work. I bought it about 3 years ago and just do not have the time or the money to restore it. It comes with a windshield but it is not original and it has a crack. It did work 2 and a half years ago but that was the last time I messed with it. It is not a military jeep. I have the title in my possession. $1000 or best offer.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Knoxville, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was for Trade

It’s hard to tell much from the pics, however it appears in decent condition.  It’s a project.

“I HAVE A 1947 WILLYS 2X2 HAS GOOD BODY FOR THE YEAR IT HAS A GOOD LOOKING AND RUNNING 81 BUICK V6 IT WILL NEED SOME STARTER WORK TO HEAR IT RUN AND BRAKE WORK TO DRIVE BUT I DONT HAVE THE TIME SO WITH ABOUT $100 AND AN HOUR OF WORK YOU WILL BE DRIVING THIS GEM ANY WHERE JUST LOOK AT HOW MUCH THEY GO FOR AND MAKE ME A GOOD TRADE”

 

 
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1943 MB Helotes, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $1100. **SOLD**

“1943 willys jeep. has deer stand welded to the top over-seeing the jeep. has rack in the back for storage and reciever hitch in the front bumper for easy towing. its also painted camoflouge and is a little rough around the edges. needs a new battery, has been started up before and runs really nicely.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Eagle Lake, Fl $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_eaglelakeUPDATE:  Price dropped to $4000

It’s a tiny pic, but at least it shows the jeep has an unusual paint job.

“Willys’ CJ-2A, It comes with the following: Full soft top, Bikini top, Doors (soft), Engine is a 1968 Chevy 350, Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock carburetor, Mallory Ignition, Brakes have been replaced with a Willwood Master Cylinder, Clutch has been replaced with a Tilton Master Cylinder and Willwood slave Cylinder, Original 3 speed Transmission, New off-road suspension, Electrical wiring has been completely replaced.  $4000.”

http://lakeland.en.craigslist.org/cto/1579525740.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500

(11/17/09) This one is right up the road  … well, up a couple roads from me.  I’ll drop by and check this out more closely. The description appears to highlight the important elements.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ Red”

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1944 MB Northern Virginia $65,000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available.  New pics.

“1944 Willys Jeep.  Loaned to French during war. Excellent Condition – Kept indoors – Several Show Awards.  Only serious inquiries please. (540) 336-8255 – Leave message-will return your call.”

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/1579785912.html

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1946 CJ-2A Petaluma, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

“1946 jeep have papers and new plates runs great.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Phoenix, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000

(10/19/09) It looks nice, but I doubt it will fetch the asking price.

“WILLYS JEEP 1947 CJ2A; ORIGINAL 4 CYLINDER SUPERSONIC ( NOT REBUILT ); ORIGINAL MILEAGE UNKNOWN ( ODOMETER DOSE NOT WORK ); HAVE ALL RECEIPTS & PARTS THAT WERE REPLACED; FRAME OFF RESTORATION; GRAND FATHER OWNED IT, I HAVE OWNED IT FOR 30 PLUS YEARS; DON’T KNOW IF MY GRAND FATHER PURCHASED IT NEW ?  NO RUST, FLOOR PANELS WERE REPLACED BEFORE I EVER HAD THE JEEP ALONG WITH ANY OTHER RUST. NEW PAINT, FACTORY HARVEST TAN FLAT “1947_cj2a_phoenix3

 
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1947 CJ-2A Saint Regis, Mt $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE Still Available

(05/17/2010) I’m not sure what kind of body that is.  Possibly a fiberglass?

“1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2-A, Reasonable condition, Runs well with good power.”

http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/2190557529.html

 
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Early Colombian Jeep Ads — Courtesy of Sebastian

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Old News Articles

Sebastian’s friend Esteban found these great ads.

Sebastian writes, “Here are some vintage willys ads published in Colombia during the late 40’s and early 50’s. The one showing the CJ-3B appeared on a newspaper in 1953. The other ads were published in “Revista Semana”[ed. note: That is Spanish for ‘Week Magazine’ – I hope I got he right web link?], one of the oldest and most prestigious magazines in Colombia. A friend of mine, actually one of the best men in my wedding (Esteban Ucros), found these pictures. For work purposes (nothing related with Willys), he was researching the old archives of “Semana” (hard copies) and ran across these ads. He sent me high resolution pictures and I just did some edits.”

 
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Sears Allstate Locking Hubs

• CATEGORIES: How To

With Steve’s help, I have obtained some rare images of the disassembly of a Sears & Roebuck Allstate Locking Hub.  Accompanying them is a rough guide.

Here, the bolts are being removed:

Here the bolts have been removed.  Now, the big ring must be removed.

You need to get a hold of the ring and flexing it inward to get it out of the channel.

Here is the cap being pried out:

The ring holds in the four rectangular blocks that engage in the cams inside the cam to switch from locked to unlocked. After that, you’ll need snap ring pliers to remove the ring with the two small holes that you can see in the center around the spline.

Here’s another angle:

Here the parts are getting cleaned:

Shows a box with all the parts from both sides (two assemblies):

 
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1953 CJ-3B Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1953 Willys 3B jeep project. Son had lofty plans to restore. Started to dissassemble, now is off to college and I NEED THE GARAGE SPACE. F-head motor, mechanically complete. Jeep was as a driver before dissassembly started. Have extra additional body parts including complete grill, windshield frame, hood, cowl, fenders plus new set of omix-ada fenders. Clear CO title. $1500 OBO.”

 
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1955 CJ-5 Ennis, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Here’s a running CJ-5 for only $1200.  The rims look a little unusual.

“1959 jeep willys cj5. 4cyl 3 spd runs but needs brake work. Original hard top and both doors included.”

 

 
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Stainless Half Doors Woodland, Wa $200

• CATEGORIES: Parts, stainless/jewels

These are the first stainless 1/2 doors I’ve seen.

“WILLYS JEEP JEWELS STAINLESS HALF DOORS MADE TO CUSTOM FIT ALL FLATFENDER JEEPS CJ 3B , 3A , 2 A , AND MAYBE OTHERS . VERY HARD TO FIND !!! $ 200.00 call 360-957-6012 Woodland Wa .”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/1579920159.html

 
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1955 CJ-5 Roseville, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(11/21/09) Lots of upgrades to this jeep.  Not a bad price.  There are some minor issues the seller lists on the craigslist ad.

“Motor – Chevrolet 327-V8 with headers. This thing moves. Custom dual exhaust. Transmission – Dana 20 T-18.  4-speed twin stick.  Gear Ratio – 4:27.  2HIGH, 4HIGH, 2LOW, 4LOW.  Under axle shackles, no lift.  33 X 12.5 R15 Wheels.  All Terrain Tires.  30 Spline Dana 44 Rear Axle (NEW UPRGRADE).
Mico-Lock – (4wheel hydraulic parking brake).  Power Steering.  Tilt Steering Wheel.  Tow bar. Auxiliary lights….. Contact me 916-218-5676 Christopherwilliam@myself.com”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1476498373.html

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1951 Truck Prineville, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $1500

This looks like a great price!

“1951 willys pickup in good shape call for details.1500 obo.”

 
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Willys Truck Parts (and more?) Garden Valley, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

The seller indicates they have lots of parts.  The price is $1500, though I don’t know what that price covers.

“This is for the serious jeep builder dont waist time com see what you need we have parts of all kinds hoods,fenders;running boards, cabs,motors ,and much more cal for directions 208 462 2906 .This is just one of many complete bodies. for sale”

 
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1955 M-38a1 Deming, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850.

It includes an Overdrive.  This looks like a good price for it.

“1955 Willys M38-a1 for sale. $1895.00 It has Warn Overdrive, 134 F head. Runs but smokes some. 20 gallon stainless steel gas tank with electric fuel pump. All 12 Volt with Ford alternator. Had to sell to my wife to a buy a new Welder. She wants to sell it to put money back into savings.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Eugene, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7800

(12/28/09) Here’s a modified CJ-3A.

“4.3 Chevolet Vortex fuel injected V6, TH350 automatic with 700R first gear, D20 transfer case, D44 rear end with pos., D30 front end with new drive line, New power brake unit from Jets, Power steering with flaming river shaft, Flaming river tilt wheel, New brakes – new brake lines – new wheel cly. Completely rewired, Front fenders widen 3.5″. Led tow lights – Tow bar 2″ ball. After market Late model fuse panel with spade fuses. Honda seats – custom rear seat with storage under. Custom rear carrier. KC drivingt lights – custom backup lights. CB Radio – hand spotlight. Frame boxed in stress areas. Custom gas tank 15 gallons under rear between frame rails. 33/12.5/15 MT Claws on 15/8 soft 8 black rims. New exhaust system, mufflers and tail pipes. Front and Rear Heaters.”

 

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1953 CJ-3A Golden Valley, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Note that the front end appears lengthened.  That looks to be a tilt  fiber glass front end, though I don’t remember seeing them looking that stretched. The body might be a M-38 body as I see some tool indents on the passenger side.  The front end has some warn hubs similar to what you’d see on a 70’s CJ-5.   This might be a pretty good deal and an interesting project.

“this is a 53 willys it runs great it has been converted to a 250 inline 6 so the front frame has been lengthend 6 inches , it has oringinal axles tranny and transfer case, i also have a bihimi top for it with doors, it runs super just looking for a cj5 or 7 1500 obo or trade for???”

 
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Year? MB Cartersville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7500

(11/30/09) The seller has two other old jeeps, yet can’t say what year and model this is? It looks in good condition.

“Old Willys Jeep- 4×4 WW2 body style- Runs and drives good. Currently have two old Jeeps and I need more garage space”

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Jeep Images From Cuba via Tim

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Many thanks to Tim from the WillysJeep.com site for sharing these unusual images. He notes he has many more.  I suspect over the next few months as the site grows it will become an important library of information.  Thanks Tim!

The timing of these photos is fascinating, as early 1959 was the ending of the Cuban Revolution and the assumption of control of Cuba by Castro.  Based on a few searches I just completed, it appears Fidel was a fan of jeeps and there are multiple references of him riding in a jeep.

And, in the last photo, that is Fidel himself.

Here’s a pic I’d like to get.  After recieving the pics from Tim, I did a little research.  Here is a video of an image of Fidel and Che Guerva posing in a Jeep in April of 1959. Unfortunately, I do not understand what the narrator is saying.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-rg8DEFuhE