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Wayback Machine: Old Jeeping Photos from late 70s

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , , .

Here’s some great old photographs from the 1970s.  They document some of the events attended by the Good Time Four Wheelers.  The image below was from the 3rd Annual Green River Valley Jeepers in 1976.  I attended one of their playdays in 1981 (I think).  It was located between Black Diamond and Enumclaw;  I wouldn’t be surprised if the area is full of homes now.

I’m suprised that as late as ’76 they weren’t requiring cages to race.  It wouldn’t be too long before they were required.  View all the pics (lots of desert dogs) at the pnw4wda forum.

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1951 CJ-3A Osburn, Id **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_osburnUPDATE:  Purchased by an ewillys reader.  He notes it’s in great shape and was a good price.  It’s now home in Montana.

This looks like it could be a good price to me.

“1951 Willys jeep CJ3. Runs. 4 wheel drive. Has a 6 ft. plow. Original motor. Has rear seat, chains for all 4, transfer case and transmission with gears. Spare motor parts and assorted brake parts. Other misc. parts. Little rust under doors where step used to be. A classic in it own right. “

 
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1959 DJ-3A Surrey Albion, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

1959_dj3a_gala_albionUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Here’s an unusual find.  I can’t quite tell how good of condition it is in.  It sure looks like it is hidden in some kind of tall barn?

“This is a real Gala 1959 flatfender, VERY RARE this one still has a few places you can see the HOT PINK factory paint! tail gate DELETE body, have winshield frame +glass mint! Have Reg., frame is sand blasted in DP-40 no drive train, I got rid of it 25 yrs ago,$3000.00”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Felton, Pa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This is a 1954 Willy’s Jeep CJ-3B, that’s been lifted, v-8ed and customized. This thing starts and runs great and is great fun to drive! The motor and transmission are Chevy 350/350, and both work great. The duals sound great without being obnoxious.  It has power steering, and brakes, and the heater’s hooked up. I’m no jeep expert, but the remainder of the drivetrain appears fairly original equipment to me, other than obviously it was lifted. This Jeep sports 35″/12.50″/15″ radial tires and aluminum wheels, both in excellent shape. ”

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1958 Wagon Iowa $6500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

1958_wagon_iowaThis looks like a wagon out of an old photograph.  I don’t know whether this price will hold, but this looks like it would be a great restoration project that wouldn’t need much work.

“Pulled out of a barn in Iowa. Excellent condition for its age. Runs and looks very good. Has 327 motor (not original). Exterior and interior in above average shape. Interested? Call Ru at 319-651-6758 for details”

http://minneapolis.en.craigslist.org/cto/1296568282.html

 
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1952 CJ-3A Ludlow, Vt $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1952_cj3a_ludlowUPDATE:  Price dropped to $5500

This is a nice looking CJ-3A.

“My computerless neighbor would like to sell his 1952 CJ3A WILLYS JEEP. The engine was rebuilt,new gas lines,brake lines,seat covers,body panels,floor pan,and more.The Jeep runs and drives nice and was shown last year at the Autumn Roundup in Ludlow.For more details call 802-228-3180,no e-mail,thanks”

http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/1296504233.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Illinois $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

A reader named Mike is selling this CJ-3A.  There have been a variety of updates to it and you can see Mike has invested some time maintaining and update this jeep.

“It’s a 1949 cj-2a.f-head motor, narrow trac differentials, t-90 tranns, dana 20 transfercase with adapter. Completely gone through. I put a wrench on just about every bolt. Too much to list. Would trade for cj-3b with pto’S and overdrive or $8000. 309-697-5910 or email mikester51@comcast.net

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1947 CJ-2A Englewood, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_englewoodUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This sure sounds like a good deal. It has a bobcat hood.

“I am selling my cj3a to make room for my other projects. It has a 4 bolt 350 chevy with an sm420 truck 4 speed, dana 20 t-case, dana 44 rear end and stock front. Brand new 33.12.50 BFG mud terrains. Completely rewired with painless harness. Needs brake work and the rebuilt 4 speed still has trouble shifting into 2nd. Does run and drive (I drive it to work on Friday’s and weekends). $2,500.00 or will sell for $1800.00 firm with different wheels and tires. Call for more info.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Idaho Falls, Id $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_idahofalls2The title says it is $2000 and the text says $3000.

“1947 Willys jeep cj-2a all original with insulated cloth wiring. 6 volt system with oil bath air filter and 90 horse Willys go devil 4 cylinder engine. Has hard top with doors. Runs. $3000 OBO.”

http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/1291903245.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Shea, Az Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics and no price.

“1948 Willys CJ-3A with smallblock Ford V8 engine, the ultimate go-kart project. Roll cage, boxed frame, oversize custom radiator. Comes with soft top. Make me an offer, regretfully I need to sell her.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1296137303.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Hudson, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_hudsonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

This is a non running jeep due as the transmission has been removed.

“Buick 283ci V6, 4” Rancho suspension lift. Muncie 4speed. Transmition has been removed and has a broken spline gear. Trailer not included but is also for sale.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Pittsburg, Ca $3750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1949_cj3a_pittsburgThis looks like it could use some work on it.

“1949 Jeep Willy, All original, black Plates.  All original, No modifications done to this Jeep. Flat fenders. Original black plates, runs and drives but needs gas tank, almost no rust, please the pictures and you are welcome to come and see it. 925-381-0152”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1294634902.html

 
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1964 CJ-3B Elwood, Ne $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1964_cj3b_elwoodIt’s a bit beat up on the outside, but otherwise sounds like a good deal.

“I have for sale 1964 Willys CJ3B “High Hood” It has had a inline straight six cylinder engine conversion done. It is an older conversion but was done nicely. Jeep has rancho lift springs, conferr shackles, roll cage, dana 44 rear, dana 27 front, 33×9.50×15 BFG mud terrains that are older tires and slightly faded (not weatherchecked much) with very deep like new tread. It has the original 3 speed T90 transmission with dana 18 transfeYor case. The jeep runs and drives good. The body is rusted pretty bad on the rear tub side panels but the floor pans and rear floor are very solid. The drivers side fender is also bent but a replacement fender that is perfectly straight goes with it. I will not trade for anything other than willys jeeps or parts as well as a 454 engine in very good condition. Cash only I will not ship across the country! Cash Only local delivery possible. You can call me at 308-325-2858″

http://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/1294943756.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Warrenton, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_warrentonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

This is a project that sounds like it doesn’t run.

“In process of conversion to V6 engine and upgrades. Parts include: 2 V6 engines (225 & 231 Buick), 2 Transmissions (T90 & 3 speed top loader side shifter), new pressure plate and resurfaced flywheel, Spicer 18 Transmission, Dana 25 & 41 axles, new 11″ brake drums, Alum plate side panels for body, new leaf springs (extra arch), misc. parts and manuals. $1,200 or best offer.”

 
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1961 DJ-3A Gala Surrey Blenheim, Ontario, CA Auction

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

I have to say I find it frustrating when professional sellers make mistakes with the history of the jeep like RM Auctions.  You can read their interpretation of jeep history here.  This will be a no reserve auction on August 14, 2009.

“60 hp, 134 cu. in. inline L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gearshift, Hypoid semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 80”

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1948 CJ-2A Project Redfield, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_redfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

Today it’s been all about parts!  Here’s another project or possible parts jeep.

“For sale is my 1948 CJ3A Jeep. 4WD. I began the restoration process four years ago and have been unable to continue due to family and job. The old rusted body was removed and a NEW steel body set on the frame (not attached yet) The engine has about 500 miles on a professional overhaul and runs perfect and was not removed from the frame. The entire drive train is still intact. The tires are military NDs and is very good shape. The fuel tank was new just prior to beginning the process. The spare is good the wheel is not. The glass is good. I also have a full metal tip with door (roll sown windows) which is bolted on in the winter. It too is in good shape and may be included for $200.00. If you are so inclined, I also have a full frame and drive train (intact) from a 1953 Jeep Overland Wagon. It has an overhead cam engine, the same transmission and change over case. I’ll throw it in for another $100.00!”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_cheyenneUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

This might be a good price.

“1948 Willys CJ2A. All original except wheels and 11 inch brakes. New tires. Runs and drives good but smokes a little. Selling because I have two other Jeep projects”

 
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1942 GPW/MB Big Pine, Ca $6950

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

1942_gpw_bigpineUPDATE: Price dropped to $6950

The title of the add suggested it was a GPW, but given the willys tub, I’d call it a mix.

“Have nice running and driving 42 jeep all ford except has willys tub and title , 5 ford tires ..rebuilt motor and clutch etc ,not a show jeep but a good dependable jeep with star set and repair manual,windshield cover ,skid plate ,calif title ..$7500 or OBO or trade for antique car …760-938-2250 swcarl@hotmail.com ..thanks SWCARL”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1293496207.html

 
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Parting out 1942 GPW Scotts Valley, Ca

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

“I still have a few parts left on this 1942 GPW jeep. The following parts are still available and are all original used parts.

1….Complete frame ready for media blasting and powder coating with serial # 71000
2….Front third member complete except for axels
3… Rear third member complete except for axels.
4… All four leaf springs
5… Hood
6… Front fenders
7… (5) combat rims with old tires mounted on them.
8… Windshield with frame and brackets, but rusted
9… Original small horn.

Call me at 408-499-6840. I am getting a lot of calls , so please leave me a message . ”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/pts/1292580514.html

 
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Builds: Brian gets his CJ-3B started & tests it out

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Oh, I’m positive Brian is feeling good today!  I can hear the relief a 1000 + miles away!

Brian reports: “At last, after 2 years of work, I powered up my CJ-3B project and drove it down the driveway, around the yard and over a rock, putting 4 miles on it. More than likely, I was also driving everyone in the neighborhood nuts with the 3b’s untamed exhaust manifolds pattering away.

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The beginning of the powering up process began Sunday.  I spent the day going over the jeep with wrenches, sockets and a torque wench, checking everything I thought vital. While it took most of my time on Sunday I had available, it turned out to be a smart move, because I found a few items I hadn’t tightened.

During my investigation, I found a small oil leak on the SM420 transmission from a bolt on the PTO cover. To fix it I will drop the oil level and use some RTV on it (OF ALL PLACES). About a week previously, I found the rear output shaft leaking. I ordered a new seal thinking I botched the seal job.  However, after inspecting the situation more closely, I realized the oil was coming down the spines and leaking under the washer. I reviewed the rebuild procedure and found I did not RTV the washer when it was installed. Oil leaks drive me nuts! Fortunately, I have found my leak has slowed down to the point it might not exist.

Back to Sunday, after filling the radiator I found water on the floor. I thought it was coming from the upper hose connection on the block, but then determined it was coming from the intake manifold right behind the hose. Not good! With some effort, I was able to get a wrench on the two bolts that hold down the lifting bracket and re-torque them.  It appears to have stopped. At worst, I will have to pull the intake and reinstall it this winter when the tub is off.

brian_cj3b_firstday_2Yesterday, Monday, I sat the 3b on jack stands in the garage.  I thought to do this because all of the parts and assembly’s are engineered well, but not necessarily designed to be used with each other.

With the Jeep on jack stands, I climbed in and started it up.  Nothing.  A quick review revealed a loose coil wire.  I quickly reattached it.  So, I climbed back in and tried again.  Within seconds it fired off and ran cold. At that point, I let the clutch out and the tires spun with no gut wrenching crunching sounds.

Whew! What a relief ALL THE PARTS WORKED!

I let the jeep warm up, then started running though the gears. I tested HI-low and then the overdrive in all gears. The only problem I found is that it pops out of third gear. I did take the transmission apart and thought all the synchronizers were in good shape but maybe they weren’t. One thing I did do was instal a top cover from a much later transmission with the backup switch in it. Possibly, this could have some effect on it. I will call Novak to see if there could be an issue with doing the top cover swap. I hope the problem is simply that the tower isn’t letting the gear shift all the way to it’s proper position.

Next, I tested the Brakes on the stands.  They stopped the tires, so I took that as a positive.

Now, it was time to head down the driveway.

During my first drive down the driveway, I reached 10 MPH and hit the brakes. “OH Crap!!” I never have stopped so fast in a jeep. With disks in the front and 11″ in the back I nearly bounced off the steering wheel. I might even consider removing the booster, because they are touchy.

Ergonomically, I am very happy with the seating/steering wheel.  My leg angles feel good, though I am having a hard time keeping my heal on the floor when braking. This compounds the braking problem, because when the jeep stops, my size 14 foot slams into the pedal even more!

With a successful venture down the driveway and back, I decided to try playing on the garden boulders. The tires on it are a set of 20 year old 31’s from my Cj7 with little tread. My first object was a large rock and and I climbed right up on it. Next, I picked a rock 3/4 of my tire height. The front quadrant contacted the 90 degree rock face and began to climb. The motor hardly missed a beat. Wow! It really crawls! The tire had to climb 6″ of vertical face before going forward! [Editor’s note:  I can imagine this — the last tranny dad had in his CJ-5 was a one of the granny T-18s.  It was a great jeeping tranny]

While in the middle of my garden adventure, my wife appeared. I thought maybe I was in trouble for playing among the garden boulders; instead, she had the camera in her hand and shot some video and pic’s.

Overall, I am very happy with the progress. The 3rd gear skipping out is the biggest problem, but will not stop me from further testing into the late summer. My next step is to work on the exhaust and get it quiet enough so that I will better know when to shift. LOL. I also need some small parts like a windshield pivot bolt and the bottom latch/hook that mounts on the dash for the windshield. Then, I’ll be ready to drive it down the road!”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Sumner, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_sumnerUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

It appears in pretty good shape.

“no title, bought to be used on our farm. many extras, new springs, tires, wheels, bearings, gauges, ect,ect. Email any questions.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Madison, Mi $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_madisonIt does not appear to be a VEC CJ-2A.

“1946 Willys CJ2A runs and drives good, new fuel tank, new tires. 601-573-0123. Make me an offer. I will look at trade for camo polaris rzr + cash from me.”

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/1291341510.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Pro Tem, Mo $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_protemUsual paint job.

“1947 Willys, runs great, new master and wheel cylinders, new steering gear, military tires, two gas cans and roll bar. listing for a friend, no e-mails, contact Dave 417-785-4338, cell 417-844-5790. Thanks for looking.”

http://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/1291138745.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Austin Tx $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_austin3It appears to be a running CJ-2A for $1500.  I can’t tell what the condition is.

“Original engine, has heavy duty tow bar and skid plates needs a little tlc. Has the original hard top manufactured by Rawson industries very uncommon. $1500.00 negotiable. Call 512 669 3452 or reply to make arrangements to see”

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/1282615367.html

 
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Builds: Tom’s CJ-3Bs

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For the Beaufort, North Carolina, Fourth of July Parade, Tom decided to get out his green 1954 CJ-3B and join in the fun.  Also pictured is Tom’s tan 1961 CJ-3B.  Those are some great looking jeeps.  Tom’s got two more CJ-3Bs, but not enough hands to drive all of them at once!  Thanks for sharing!

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