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IMCDb – A Willys Hi Railer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

A reader of IMCDb suggested this was a vehicle called a ‘Willys Jeep Hi Railer’.  This was a snapshot from the movie “It happened to Jane

However, based on the Hy Railers at Dave’s Willys Country website, I’m less sure this is a Willys vehicle.   Am I wrong?

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1958 CJ-3B Chevy Chase, MD $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It appears fairly original.

“1958 Willys CJ-3B jeep for sale. Only three owners — a Virginia farmer, a teenage boy who restored it, and my dad, who bought it in 1992 to haul firewood on weekends in West Virginia. It has been sitting in my garage in Chevy Chase for the last 8 years or so. It is totally solid and runs great. Very low mileage/time since engine was rebuilt. All original except seats and tailgate and roll bar. More photos available.”

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/cto/1465064842.html

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Hard top and windshield St. Clair, Mi $250

• CATEGORIES: News

This could be a good deal for someone.

“aluminum half cab , doors, m38 windshield frame 250 obo call Aaron @ 810 650 2136 ”

http://porthuron.craigslist.org/pts/1468031244.html

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2 CJ-2A Parts Jeeps Wausau, Wi $200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I don’t think you can go wrong here.

“2 willys jeep cj2’s for parts no wheels $ 200.00 call 715 424 3137”

http://wausau.craigslist.org/pts/1472959512.html

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Year CJ-3B Depew, Ok $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This might be worth a closer look.

“Willy’s CJ3 Jeep. Needs work. Please call Pat at 918-324-5088 for more information. 1200 OBO.”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/rvs/1474489519.html

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1947 CJ-2A Nine Mile Falls, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Engine is apart.

“1947 Willys CJ2A, cool little jeep with 4×4, needs some love, origional flathead 4cyl. engine, military tires, full rollcage, hate to see it go but we done got no room for it anymore, will need trailered out cause not all of the engine is there. 1500 cash obo”

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1948 CJ-2A Cle Elum, Wa Parting out

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Now being parted out

This is an odd mix of colors, but the motor looks good.

“1948 willys flat fender, new 283 sbc, sm420 and model 18 transfer, fenderwell headers, new alum radiator, new mini torq starter, nice intake and carb, brand new kayline soft top, tilt wheel, lots more new parts, possible trade please call robert (509-260-1130)”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/1474158862.html

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1948 CJ-2A Asheville, NC $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Did I missunderstand the ad?  It says perfect condition.  But, on the pic it looks like there are holes in the passenger side.

“1948 willys jeep perfect condition it was fully restored about 10 years ago but has been under cover since, buick v6 with headers and exhaust od green no rust, 3spd with overdrive high an low range 4wd very nice jeep must see to appreciate! asking 4,000 obo for more info contact me by phone at 828-768-4315! ”

http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/1474184078.html

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1952 M-38 Virginia Beach, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

It’s got some issues, but unclear what they are.

“1952 Willys-M38 Jeep. Water proof,posi traction ,hotwater heaterkit,with /brz foring kit ,runs and drives well. Does need a little tlc but worth the price.

 

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1950 CJ-3A Sicklerville, NJ **SOLD on eBay**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: The winner of this auction for the low price of $1575, Joe reports he brought a new battery with him when he picked up the jeep, stuck it in the jeep and the jeep fired right up.  He then drove the jeep right on to the trailer.  He’s a happy camper about now.  Congrats!

“1950 WILLYS JEEP in running condition. It needs brakes, has oversized tires, original spare tire and needs some body work. It would be good for running around the farm or woods, used for parts or restore it. The mileage listed  may not be correct although it has not had many miles put on in the last 40 years, mostly just offroad around the property here.”

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WW2 Military Field Kitchen Trailer Morton Grove, Il eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE:  Jim knows how much I loved this find.

Apart from jeeps, one of my passions is cooking.  I worked as a chef for about 5 years and have loved cooking ever since.  So, I think this trailer is really cool.  Of course, I’d need a second trailer for a grille, a broiler, a powerful wok, a place for a cooler … oh, this just sounds like trouble.  Here’s a more modern “kitchen trailer” than might work better for me.

“Very early model field kitchen, mostly original parts, perfect working order, great for reenactments, stainless steel pots, makes delicious meals.Included are four stainless steel pots: two: 18″X18″X18″deep and two: 18″X18″X12″deep, at maximum capacity it is good for 100 dinners. The pots work like pressure cookers, so delicious and healthy dinners are ready in no time. This is a wood burning kitchen, no propane necessary. Works perfectly. Originally made in Poland for the eastern front in WW2, made as an attachment to the Jeep Willys MB.”

View all the pics on eBay

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My Build: Mufflers

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

UPDATE:  I reported last week that I got my mufflers attached.  Here’s some pics of that. On my last jeep, I never liked the way I connected my mufflers, so I decided this time I would create a more secure setup.

To start, I select some ‘Cherry Bomb’ mufflers that were the smallest, least expensive ones I could find at my local Schucks store.  Between the headers and muffler I added a short piece of flexible pipe, in part to provide a little flexibility and to turn the corner underneath the front cage mount.  Behind the muffler, I connected a tube with a 50 degree bend and an angle cut at the very end.  To the tailpipe I also welded a flat piece of steel with two holes so that I could connect the muffler section to the bottom of the tube show in the pics below.  You can see that I drilled a holes and inserted studs, which I welded in place,  so I could easily connect the mufflers.

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L-head and F-head performance

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features, Website

I found this article on Automotive.com, though it’s really an article from JP Magazine.  The article highlights improving performance on a variety of Jeep engines.  Here’s two excerpts and a great pic.

Dual carburetor manifolds in the ’50s were available for just about any engine you could imagine and an old-time company, Burns, made a log-type manifold that utilized two Stromberg Ford V-8 carburetors for the Jeep four-cylinder. I’m sure these helped the four-cylinder flathead’s performance, but, still, the long-stroke 134.2ci engine needed a lot more than this…”

And a little on the F-head

The next step was to swap in a later model F-head engine. It wasn’t technically an engine swap because it was a direct bolt in. Still the same basic engine, but a new cylinder head design with the intake valves upstairs in the head instead of the block. Depending on the compression ratio, which ranged from 6.9 to 7.8 (depending on year and usage), it was rated at 72 to 75 horsepower at around 4,000 rpm and torque was up to 114lb-ft. This one got a balance job, some performance pistons from Speed-O-Motive, and a Holley carb from a Falcon six. My new performance motor maybe made 100 horsepower on a good, damp day.

Harry Buschert, who owned a farm implement repair shop in Hemet, California, was a real innovator in design. He built up a very-modified, four-cylinder F-head that even had a Paxton Blower that he had salvaged off a Packard….”

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Go Cart Jeep Bellevue, Oh $1600

• CATEGORIES: toys

Brian found this go cart jeep.

Custom fiberglass body On custom frame, gas,electric start , forward & reverse, lights work, Not A Golf Cart, runs good and fun to drive. unsure of enigine horsepower. $1600.00 firm no trades”

http://sandusky.craigslist.org/rvs/1450875538.html

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1953 CJ-3A Jackson, MS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

This might be a reasonable price.

“runs great, good condition”

 

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1963 Wagon Oak Harbor, Wa $7200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Note that the seller lives in Washington, but the wagon plates are from Oregon (it might still be registered in Oregon?).  The wagon appears in good condition.  The email address is a little odd as well.

“Forrest Green, Buick V6, Brand new electrical, Brand new tires & rims, Runs GREAT! Moving out of state & need it to sell! Email for more details! chc.afcm@hotmail.com.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1473599496.html

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1946 CJ-2A Elkhart, In $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears pretty rough.

“Great winter project! Ran w/parked. $1000 OBO 574-310-1987”

http://southbend.craigslist.org/cto/1473441859.html

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1950 CJ-3A Chanute, Ks $2995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Pics provided and price dropped to $2995

Appears mostly original, except for the CJ-2A windshield.

“THIS JEEP RUNS GOOD I DRIVE IT ALOT. I AM ASKING $2950.00 O.B.O. CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 620-432-3518.”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/1472887904.html

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1948 CJ-2A Durango, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

The coffee has been cleaned off of the hood and this has been sold.  I’m just showing it for kicks.  You can see the early pics (and mouse) here and the coffee here.

“All original everything, needs a complete restoration. Has a very straight body, I just pulled it out of a local farm where it sat unused for the past 30+ years. No title, bill of sale only, if you need a title I am happy to show you how to get one, is simple, cheap, takes maybe 2 weeks, have done it many times. I can help with local transport on my flatbed or farther for the cost of fuel. No scammers, lowballers or BS, thanks and have a great day. Jim”

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A Hot Rod F-Head?

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Engine, Racing

Here’s a couple pics from Gerald of a Zooped up F-Head.  Gerald writes, “Here are pictures of a hot rod f-Head.  This is in a tube frame racer at Lisbon in 02.  Not the kind of motor you see spinning high rpms.  From what little he would say it had a dry sump oil system,  a block girdle,  “modified” head, custom fabbed intake, electronic ignition, etc.  It may have had nitrous as well nut not sure.  That hood was open in public for less than 5 minutes.  He was not real talkative.  But man that thing flew.”

I found a zooped up L-head article that I’ll feature tomorrow.

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A Crosley Farm-O-Road

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

As mentioned, Crosley designed and built the Crosely Farm-O-Road and also provided plans to the Crofton Marine Engine Company, from which they built the Crofton Bug.  Jim has a friend who has teh Farm-O-Road which he has shared with us below. Thanks Jim!

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1952 M-38A1 Castle Rock, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

This might be an interesting find.  Did the early M-38a1 come without a tailgate or is this a later model body?

“For sale is this 1952 Jeep Willy.  Used in the winter months only…the rest of the time it was housed in the garage, Snow blade, Runs okay, Only minor rust, Enclosed roof/cap was installed, A lot of original parts”

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1950 M-38 Blackwood, Nj $800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Here’s a project.

“1950 willys jeep, project, has v6 buick conversion, however motor is locked up due to sitting, also has been converted to 12 volt, would make a great resto, or rat rod! could be done by summer if you have the ambition!! $800 obo, need gone to make room for different project call/email Andy at 856-816-4414 or ilikeemrusty@live.com”

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/1471147528.html

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1941 Slat Grille MB Laramie, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“For sale is a 1941 Willys “slat grill” MB Army Jeep and a matching 1943 Bantam military trailer. Both are fully licensed and titled in the state of Wyoming.

The frame number on the jeep is MB108308, meaning that it was the 8308th production jeep delivered to the Army Quartermaster in WWII. There were more than half-a-million jeeps delivered to the military during WWII from Willys (the “MB”) and Ford (the “GPW”).

There is a weird screw-up on the body, in that early production jeeps featured a “script” from the manufacturer on the back. I purchased a reproduction rear body panel and, somehow, the Willys script was stamped on the wrong side. It’s an easy fix that anyone reasonably adept at welding can handle and I probably should have taken care of it by now, but I actually enjoyed leaving it that way, largely to drive the perfectionists crazy.”

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1961 CJ-5 Hawthorne, Ca $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This is a good looking CJ — must be those rims.  Sounds like price is negotiable, partly due to a possibly bad bearing up front.

“1961 Jeep Willys CJ5 for sale. 221cu in V6. 4 speed Muncie transmission. Brand new Warn Overdrive. Low gears-great for off-roading. 4×4 works well. In 4×4 low you could get out and walk next to it. There is some noise from the front transmission bearing. Mechanic told me it’s about $500 to fix. I will take this in to consideration when negotiating price. Motor is strong. Speedo stopped working about 300 miles ago-cable broke. Comes with bikini top, half doors, full soft top, full soft doors. Has original bumper tow hitch and a Warn 1000 winch on the bumper. Tires are in good shape w/ spare on back. Carburator recently rebuilt. New radiator/thermostat/intake manifold gaskets/head gaskets. Just needs a little t.l.c. Make me an offer. Come test drive it. Jason”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/1471506565.html

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