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Amazing Video from VJ Day in Hawaii

• CATEGORIES: videos

Thanks to Randy for forwarding this  amazing footage from a color 16mm camera that captures Waikiki on VJ Day.  Look at the number of people standing on vehicles — they are nuts!  Also, check out the yellow Shore Patrol Jeep.  I hadn’t seen a yellow one before.

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.

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1951 Wagon Warrenton, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1050.

“One of a kind Willys wagon, would make a great restoration project, has a winch and extra parts, also front bumper. no motor, needs total restoration. Have title in hand and two different catalogues for ordering Willys parts. Serious buyers only please, call any time:”

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1948 Wagon Rhode Island **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,900

This looks like a very nice wagon, but the hood doesn’t look like it quite fits right in the front (or maybe it’s an optical illusion).

“New brakes, battery, tires like new, RUST FREE BODY.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lancaster, Oh $2500


This needs some work.


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1962 CJ-3B Saint Joseph, Mo eBay


This is pretty rough, but is a no reserve auction.

“1962 Willy Jeep for restoration. I believe it is a CJ3B flat finder, high hood. It has a clear title and ran before it was put in storage. The transmision and four wheel drive were all working how ever the motor is now stuck. Body has rust and a few holes but the mount and frame are good. The floor board has only a few small holes but the bottom of the bed is gone. The top is good and it has doors as well. Most of the glass is bad or gone. I put lub in the cyclinders and I’m sure you can get the motor to run.There is no reserve and must be paid for at end of sale and pick up with in 30 days Thanks.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1964 M-677 Columbia, MO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“Very rare (less than 400 believed to ever have been produced, and only a handful raimaining).  Kaiser built these for the military based on the Forward Control Willys platform and powered by a Cerlist diesel engine.  The engine, transmission, and transfercase are missing from this rare survivor.  Survivor may be a strong word considering how beat up this example is.  Nearly very door and body panel is beat up in some fashion.  The irony is that this is a relativley rust-free example of a Forward Control Jeep.  The floors and structural body componenets are solid and strong.

This truck comes with a solid and straight civilian cab and doors that can be used to rebuild this ultra-rare crewcab body.  It has the military bumpers and grill guard.  The military garages are gone.  I have a civilian dash to go with it. It is missing the rear seat, and has no glass.

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1959 FC-170 Columbia, MO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“I bought this truck because of the rare 4-speed T98 transmission, and intended to use it as parts for my M677 Crew Cab (listed separately).  I decided to go ahead and list this FC170 separately, but I would also work with anyone interested in both trucks.

This truck starts and runs great.  The brakes are currently down from sitting.  I bought it a year ago.  The preivous owner told me he drove it regularly over the last15 yeas around his farm in Arkansas.

The four speed transmission and shifting mechanis is complete, as is the Ramsey PTO-driven winch.  The seats have been recovered with gray vinyl.  There is some rust in the forward floors and around the inside of the windshield header.  It looks like rust from mouse nests on the interior side.  The exterior does not show rust through. It has relatively new Delta Super Deep Lug tires, size 7.50 x 16. I don’t have a title for this Jeep.  The previous owner was supposed to mail it to me.  I’ve heard from him since then, saying he would send it once the DMV processed some paper work, but it has not yet arrived in my mailbox.”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

This has got some good parts — a nice rims, wheels, and a cage. The gas tank inlet is a little odd.  I’m not sure how/why that was changed. There’s no drain hole either.  Maybe this is a fiberglass body?

“1946 willys jeep, project car, ford V8, headers and custom exhaust, email for info and more pictures.”

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1946 CJ-2A Doddridge, AR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  on eBay.

This looks like a solid vehicle, but still needs to be reassembled.

“1946 Jeep Willy’s CJ2A. This Jeep and its parts are sold in as is condition. The engine was running perfect when I took it apart to put all new gaskets, main seals, cap, rotor, plugs, wires and more. The transmission went out and that is why I started taking things apart. The new transmission has been installed. The old one leaked and wouldn’t shift. the new one has all new seals and shift through all the gears.  The Jeep also comes with the alternator, starter, carburetor and more. I just don’t have the time for the little jeep anymore and have too many other toys that work. The fenders need new bolts to hold them on. The rear left tire goes flat but the rest hold air no problem. There is very minimal rust on the Jeep. It has been in Arkansas for just under 2 years and has spent the rest of its life in the hills of Yosemite Calif. The time if you have it to put it together will make this a great putt putt for the road or ranch.”

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1960 CJ-5 Garfield, Wa $2000


Dan spotted this good looking deal.

“1960 CJ5 Jeep, all original, runs, hard top, $2000OBO. New master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brakes, carburetor, points, plugs last winter. Was used for plowing snow, but time to get rid of it. Call 509-595-3551 or email.”

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1951 CJ-3A Marysville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2800

(05/25/2010) Is that a stainless grille?  If so, this looks like a good price.

“For sale, 1951 Willys CJ3A, 289 Ford, hubs, roll bar, excellent tub, needs seat belts and turn signals, Asking $2800.00 OBO,”

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‘1971’ CJ-3B Battle Ground, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

(04/29/2010) This is CJ-3B on top and ’71 CJ-5 on the bottom.  The front shackles have been reversed.  Much more done as well (the seller provides a very long description in the Ad).

“What I have is a CJ3B siting on a 1971 CJ5 Frame, so it has been titled as a 71 CJ3B. It has a strong running Buick 225 V6 Oddfire, T18 4spd transmission with granny 1st. and new clutch, Fresh rebuilt Dana 20 transfer case, newer drivelines and U-Joints, open knuckle Dana 30 front with disk breaks (no locker), Dana 44 rear with welded spiders, Front shackle conversion, Rancho lift springs (sprung under axle), Powder Coated black custom front and rear bumpers, Hi-Lift mount on rear with storage rack, SW guages (fuel, amps, oil, water temp, tachometer all work fine) Speedometer gear just went out so it needs replacing on the transfer case otherwise it works fine, has brand new cable. Lights and signals works perfect, even hazards. Brakes are great, 4×4 works flawlessly. Solid body and frame. Frame has been braced in the weak spots. Good 32×9.50 TSL’s on black steel wheels with allot of offset to keep the tires out further, it will fit 35’s with a shackle lift…..”

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Just a few updates tonight


There weren’t a lot of updates on Craigslists this evening.  I have several reports for tomorrow: 1) I readjusted my carb after having more problems; 2) I went jeeping today for about 4 hours and the carb worked great, though I ran into a problem with a geyser; and 3) I’ll be going out again tomorrow to see if I fixed today’s geyser issue.

Enjoy Memorial Day!

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1961 CJ-5 Denver, Co $3100


This has got a great old top.

“Flat head 4 cylinder engine. Winch runs off transfer case from transmission.”

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1954 M-38A1 Rockford, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Here’s an original, lightly used Jeep.

“1954 willys military jeep.  under 30,000 miles.  has recently been painted. tires are original and in good condition. all parts are original except 2 new batteries, no canvas top. have some metal frame work for top. body , inner wheel well and framework appear to be rust free.  been in storage for 18 years that we know of. reduced to $3,000.00.”

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1963 ‘Fire’ Fleetvan KIttanning, Pa eBay


Starting bid is $5000.

“For Sale, 1963 Jeep Fleetvan FJ3A, i have had this for a couple of years, it sat in a fire hall for years.  This fleevan is the rare longer version, not to many made.  It has 13,760 original miles, and a working siren and red light. There is a couple of rust spots on it, nothing major, see pictures.  Runs great! Brakes are good, will need new tires.  I had the seat and sunvisors reupholstered red with flames stiched in them.  Thanks for looking”

View all the pics on eBay

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1953 M-170 Lakeview, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(05/01/2010) I like this one.  However, the engine hasn’t been run in a while.  Also, rear drivelines generally don’t just bend, so i suspect the rear end might need a rebuilt.

“1954 Willys M170 Front Line Ambulance. Serial #10538. This was running when it was parked. I don’t know much about the Jeep other than what I was told by the Rancher I got it from. NO TITLE ranch jeep sence late 70s was parked in a barn after rearend went out. I towed it home with no problems. Rear driveline is bent, I do not hear any noise in rearend when it is puled with towbar. This jeep was at an airport when the rancher aquired it. Has the military radio, mike, and loud speker in the dash. see pictures. I have not done anything with it SOLD AS-IS NO WARRANTY. I can store for awhile but will be outside. CASH or BANK DRAFT ONLY!! ”

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1969 CJ-3B Fayetteville, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE:  a reader reports this is sold. Was for sale for $8k.

I’m gonna guess that this is a rare 1968 CJ-3B titled as a 1969, as I believe ’68 was the last production year.

“1969 willys Jeep. Professionally built 302 engine mileage in picture is actuall miles on the engine. 3 speed manual transmission. High and low range 4-wheel drive w/lock in hubs. Has been rebuilt as a project looking to sell so I can buy another one and rebuild it. You can email me for more pictures.”

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1942 MB Sandpoint Id, $1500 (includes parts jeep)


This might be worth a trip to Sandpoint.

“Willeys Jeep. Grandpas project ran 7 to 8 years ago. Complete jeep with spare for parts 43 or 45. Please e-mail questions to”

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1948 CJ-2A Salem, Or **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $2000. **SOLD**

(03/21/2010) Includes emergency brake (installed under the front, driver’s-side wheel).

“1948 willys cj2s, needs tranny rebuilt, has a 225 odd fire v6 that run, axels are good, brakes are good, has rust, need restored. I used the tranny out of it for another jeep and no longer need this one so its time to sell. Rebuild or replace the tranny, one front brake hose, and this will drive. I have tranny/transfer case with it, its all there, its all there except the park grake handle ( I never had one ) just need rebuilt and put back in.Top is in ok condition, its all stock except the v6. all the lights work. I have no room to keep this, so it needs a new home.”

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1946 CJ-2A Darington, Wa $5700


This looks like it has a VEC Body.

“For sale or trade is a 1946 Willys CJ2A. I’m willing to trade for Toyota MR2 (1991-1994), Ford truck 4×4 regular cab (1976-1979), or Jeep Wrangler TJ (1997 or newer). It has:
Clear title. Gun Stone Gray in color. Restoration 95% done and need drive shafts shorten and mounted. Has Chevy 350 small block. TH350 automatic with new B&M shifter. Dana 20 Transfer. Dana 30 with disc brake front. AMC 20 rear. Gear ratio is 3.54. Still have original and functional drive train for spare parts. Recaro like front seats. 6 point roll cage. New soft top.”

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1947 CJ-2A Robbinsville, NC $400


I’m not sure ALL the parts are there.

“1947 willy needs restored motor and everything is there! radiator etc …. ! feel free to call 8287884954”

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1960 CJ-5 Prescott, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Matt spotted this nice Cj.  It has low mileage and looks great.

“1960 Willys Jeep CJ5 18,025 miles from new, very original unmolested. I am the second owner. The original upholstery is nice under the seat covers. Original spare tire still mounted on back. Comes with fiber glass top and 7″ Western plow. The original engine has been rebuilt by North Star Willys. It has a new exhaust, brakes, clutch, battery, belts and hoses. I have all receipts. This Jeep is completely bone stock, drive it home”

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1947 CJ-2A Lewiston, Id eBay


There is certainly some work that would improve this build, but the platform doesn’t fit too badly.  I’d be curious to give it a test spin just to see how it handles.

“1947 CJ2A flat fender. All chevy running gear with a 4.7ltr V6, 700r4 transmission, independent front suspension with auto hubs(4 high and low) tilt steering, really tight drivetrain, power steering, new alternator, front disc brakes and oversized drum on the back. All the gauges work, good solid floors, nice seats(perfect condition), good glass, newer exhaust, all lights work which would include turn signals, headlights, break lights and parking lights….”

View all the pics and info on eBay

Also on Craigslist for $3000

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1953 CJ-3B Rockville, MD **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a good looking CJ-3B. The seller provides a nicely detailed description.  The drain holes have been filled in.

“Here is a very nice 1953 Willys CJ-3B that is roadworthy.  I run errands in it frequently.  I have the title in my name so no drama there.  The Jeep is still mostly original with the Hurricane engine and T-90 transmission, both of which work great. The engine starts right up hot or cold, no smoke and is very smooth. I’ve had the Jeep for two years, and from what I’ve been told by the previous owner, the Jeep was totally refurbished 12 years ago. I have no reason to doubt that. The paint still has some shine but there are some surface rust spots. There is also rust on the drivers side support for the fender. Also some rust on a cross member under the tub near the rear wheel wells. Since I’m in the disclosing mode, the only gauges that are hooked up are the temperature gauge and the oil pressure gauge. The odometer works but the speedometer has a broken needle. The ampere meter and the gas gauge are not hooked up and will be good things for a “to do” list. The seats are not original and in pretty bad shape under the seat covers, but they look okay. The emergency brake cable needs to be replaced….”