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Austin Mini Moke

• CATEGORIES: Mini Moke • TAGS: .

At first I thought this was some kind of Mutt.  Upon further research, I discovered these were Austin vehicles modeled after the lightweight Jeep design, but were too low to the ground to be of any use offroad.  These might be best thought of as British version of the dune buggy, given all the kit cars based on the Austin design.

Here’s a link to several that are for sale in the US

According to Wikipedia, “The initial design was a prototype for a light military vehicle in the style of the American Jeep, but its small wheels and low ground clearance made it impractical as an off-road vehicle. It was subsequently offered in a civilian version as a low-cost, easily maintained utility vehicle. The Moke finally achieved success as a beach buggy—becoming a popular ‘cult’ vehicle in the Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean. The original Moke used identical engine, transmission and suspension parts to the basic Mini.

Below are some examples of the Austin, with the final one being a fire engine.

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  1. View Mini Mokes for sale in the US
  2. Here’s a great deal of information from Wikipedia
  3. The Mini Moke Fire Engine
 
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1948 CJ-2A Emmett, Id $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000

I have a 1948 Jeep Willys, it has a full roll cage soft top and bikini top included, tow bar, the tub is in good shape all it needs is a motor, it had a 350 in it, still has a munsy 4 speed. We have out first baby on the way and would be willing to trade for a family vehicle of the same value. if not 1500 cash OBO will do. please call for any questions. 209-781-0598 Cole.”

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/1466692866.html

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1953 CJ-3B Lapeer, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

1953_cj3b_lapeerUPDATE;  **SOLD** Was $5900

(11/15/09) This looks pretty nice.

“This jeep has been rebuilt from the ground up with $7500 in receipts, in addition the Jeep appraised in 2003 for $12,000. The odometer has less that 700 miles since the restoration. No winch or PTO. The jeep is done in military dress. Looking to sell (cash only) or trade for a convertible with a clean Michigan title, no Labarons or other disposable convertibles.”

 
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Here’s some pics from Europe

• CATEGORIES: International, War Images

I never get tired of looking at old jeep pics.  These came from this Italian site:  http://www.vignaclarablog.it/200909167279/a-caccia-vecchi-cimeli-militari-a-roma-nord-dodge-willis/

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Kids on a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: News

This pic of kids on a jeep was too precious to resist …

 
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1948 CJ-2A Oklee, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2725.

It’s got a big dent on the driver’s side tail, but otherwise looks good.

Newest daughter just arrived and Jeep has to go. Great vehicle but not a family cruiser. Collector or workhorse, your choice. Comes with 6′ Meyers plow. Runs and operates fine. Homemade soft top. Open to trades for newer Wrangler or CJ otherwise $2725″

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1940s CJ-2A? Nuevo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. Was $2500.

This might be a good price.  I’m wondering if it is a VEC CJ-2A.

“Jeep Willy’s 4 x 4 registered as a 1946 but has characteristics of 1941-42 military jeep. Needs water pump and starter as it grinds sometimes. Original L head 4 cylinder engine and tranny. Has tool boxes in back and a spare on the back. New battery. Love this jeep but have too many toys! Very fun to drive out in the desert. Reduced price from $3000.”

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1948 Truck Bandon, Or $2150

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This looks like a good price.

“This is a 1948 Willys Jeep Pick Up. 4 cylinder 3 speed 4×4 1948 jeep willys pu. Come out and take her for a spin. call 541-297-5878.”

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/cto/1466334901.html

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1953 CJ-3A Harrisburg, Or $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

I’m not sure whether this runs or not.

“1953 Flat Fender Willys Jeep needs work Could be a great project for someone who has the time to give to fixing it up. I am asking $1,000 or best offer. For more information you can contact me at 541-912-7457.”

http://eugene.craigslist.org/pts/1466346129.html

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1948 CJ-2A Sister Bay, Wi $1500 includes OD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**    Robert purchased this deal. I didn’t notice before, but those are Desert Dog Tires (and I’m likely the only person who cares)!

I would image the Overdrive is probably is reasonable shape, potentially making this a decent deal, especially if the price drops.

“This is one of those projects that you never get around too. The rear spark plug is missing and it appears that the cylinder has collected water over the years so I am sure that the engine needs major work. the transmission shift does not move, no idea. It has an overdrive kit purchased through J. C. Whitney so there are four shifting levers, regular transmission, high low range, four wheel drive, and overdrive. The body has some surface rust and a few holes in the floor boards but basically sound. ”

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Year M-38 New Madrid, Mo $1250

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This doesn’t run and looks pretty rough.  The Wagon is for sale for $1250 as well.

“I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A 1952 M38 WILLYS MILITARY JEEP. THE BODY DATA PLATE SAYS SERIAL NUMBER IS MC-59863. THERE IS NO TITLE WITH THIS JEEP. IT HAS THE FOLLOWING ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT: THREE SEAT FRAMES, TRANSFER CASE, TRANSMISSION, MC 80403 ENGINE, BRASS DATA PLATE ON DASH, TWO AXE BRACKETS, WINDSHIELD FRAME, HOOD, TUB, FENDERS, GRILL, TAILGATE, SEVERAL FOOTMAN LOOPS AND OTHERS. IT HAS A CJ5 DIRTY GAS TANK, CIVILIAN 15 INCH WHEELS, AVM LOCKOUT HUBS, SPRINGS HAVE BEEN REPLACED, ALL GAGES HAVE BEEN REPLACED( I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THESE WORK) THIS JEEP HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO 12 VOLTS. THE ENGINE HAS A CRACK AROUND THE CENTER HEAD BOLT STUD ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. IT COMES WITH A VOLKSWAGEN CARB. TURNS OVER, BUT I HAVE NOT STARTED IT, I BELIEVE THE CIVILIAN DISTRIBUTOR IS WORN … willysm38@sbcglobal.net”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1463931490.html

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Miller Falls, Ma $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

You can see this sports a column shift.  And, it sports a seized motor.

“i have a 1946 willys jeep (an old army jeep) motor is seized but all origanal no roit surfaced rust only it has a steel top that was custum made for it that was made in west vergina a good old jeep ideal for somone to restore i have more pictures i can send if needed $4000.00 or best offer call robin 1-413-659-2621 leave message speak slowy and clearly thanks”

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/1466329478.html

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Year CJ-3B LIncoln City, Or $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It will run.  Promise.

“Jeep Willy’s CJ-3B highhood, stock 4 cylinder, will run, no title, 503-440-4145”

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/cto/1465758451.html

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Builds: Cutting a logo into metal

• CATEGORIES: Builds

I am planning to do a section on mini jeeps from the 50s and 60s.  As I was searching for images, I ran across this very logical way of cutting out a logo from a thin plate of steel with some simple tools.  Of course, once I saw the pics, I thought, duh, that makes perfect sense, but for some reason, it didn’t occur to me to do it this way.  Now I know how I can make some “ewillys” plates that I could mount on the sides of the jeep.

I got these pics and idea from the Ranger Station.

You can see the logo in the middle of this image

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The Logo was painted onto the steel

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Then the logo was drilled

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Then there were many hours of grinding according to the builder

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And then, the thing that surprised me the most, was where the builder planned to use the logo.

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1954 CJ-3B Eastern Or $2500 + some other jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Builds

The CJ-3B for sale is a Non Running Jeep that’s a bit rough.  It is for sale on MyJeepSpace.com.  This was put up for sale September 09.  I assume it is still for sale.

Below the images of the jeep for sale is the owner’s collection of old jeeps (+ one of his dad’s jeeps).  The owner lives on a ranch in Eastern Oregon and loves running around it in his old 4x4s. It looks like he had a wonderful barn for storing and working on them!

“For Sale, a nice 1954 CJ-3B High Hood. Not running at this time. Body in good shape, has 4 cylinder motor, original seat frames. Clear Oregon title. I was going to restore it, now going to get married, so, plans change ! Was running for the man I bought it from, he thought he would restore it, started to restore, then found out he was in over his head. Nice jeep to restore. There are pictures of it on my profile ‘view more pictures’. $2,500. colt5124440@yahoo.com , 541-358-2800”

You can view the owner’s profile here and   You can view all his jeeps here.

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Now some pics of the collection:

This is his row of project jeeps.

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Here’s his two CJ-5s

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Here’s a 1947 CJ-2A he restored

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And a 1946 CJ-2A that he and his dad restored

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1964 CJ-3B Saratoga Springs, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Gerald pointed out that this appears to be a Right Hand Drive CJ-3b.  I agree it looks that way.  On closer inspection, as Felix noted, the Willys was backwards.  Some of these pics are flipped and some aren’t, though who knows why ..

This jeep has been sitting for 20 years, but it looks more like it has been sinking for 20 years.

1964 Willy’s Jeep. Has not been operated since 1990. In fair shape. A Great Restoration Project or for Parts. I can email any interested party additional pictures. Comes with the snow plow attached. We cannot provide the title (it has been lost), but do have a New York State Registration document for this vehicle. Additionally, we cannot provide a key to the ignition. This car is sold as is. It must be picked up or buyer must arrange pickup. Feel free to email me with any questions.”

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Builds: More on Pauls Stainless M-38

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

If you haven’t yet read about Pauls M-38 project, go to installment 1 and installment 2.

Paul, take it away …

Paul Bierman again with a few more pictures of the never ending Willys project.  I didn’t want a rear seat (Who can fit back there anyway?) so I fabricated a storage box which spans between the rear wheel wells and is divided into two sections.  The half behind the passengers seat is the new battery location along with the circuit breaker panel, the master relay and circuit breaker and most of the switch relays.  The half behind the driver’s side is the home of a now vintage (but it’s still brand new, I bought it quite a while ago) ten disc cd changer with some room left over for an out of view storage compartment.  I’ve replaced just about all of the wiring with new (there’s some original wiring on the gas heater still but I’ll get to that sometime) with some fancy pants, super flexible cold weather wiring which stays flexible down to 55 below zero F.  Boy, doesn’t that just make you feel dandy.  If it’s that cold I’ll wait till spring, besides I try to draw the line on outside work when the temperature drops past 40 below zero F, nothing’s worse than having to take a leak when you’re wearing multiple layers of clothing eight inches thick and Little Mr. Wizzard shrunk up to an inch and a half.  No matter what you do you know at least one of your boots is going to get wet.

Moving the instrument panel above the windshield caused still more problems but the most annoying one was how I could get all the wires from the gauges down to the main body without my work looking like crap.  I was at work thinking this over (Ok, I was in the bathroom but I do my deepest thinking sitting down) when I happened to glance over at the wall and saw a beautiful stainless steel handle just the right size with curved ends, satin finished and everything!   Problem solved, until I mentioned this great solution to my boss and his exact response was, “Touch it and die.”  Geeze, guess I’ll have to spend my own money and purchase some handicap grab handles.  The local home supply store had quite a selection of stainless handles but I ran into a problem with an over enthusiastic clerk wanting to help me with my bathroom remodel.  He’d never heard of a 52 Willys bathroom renovation.  The handles worked out great, you can see them on the pictures of the windshield/instrument panel photos by the door posts.

Winter was late getting here (I love global warming!) but I have lots of cold dark days ahead of me so the Willys will get a great deal of attention before this latest batch of snow melts.  Next week I’ll have the side and rear window glass cut and then I’ll have to make patterns for the door window glass and they’ll be ordered when my wallet says it’s ok.

PS …  I’ve really enjoyed the comments left by fellow Willys wackos, the concern about welding above the jerry can was nice but the can had never been used and I threw it out after I’d made the gas can mount.  If I was to worry about welding safety I should have thought about the beef and bean burrito (with cheese and onions on top) I’d eaten for lunch, not so much for the flamability aspect (the poor garage just isn’t that tightly sealed) but the thrust developed after lunch could have blown me off those fancy bucket workstands!

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Club Runs: Over the Mts and Thru the Woods for Fish & Chips

• CATEGORIES: Club Runs

I’m introducing a new section I call club runs.  We’ll see if it grows or not ….

The members of the Wandering Willys Jeep Club live in the greater Seattle area, which means if they want Fish and Chips, going to Seattle’s Alki Beach on Puget Sound and feasting on Spuds’ Halibut Fish and Chips (fresh fries) would make a great deal of sense.  Spuds has great fish and chips.  But, no one has accused the WWJC members of having much sense.

Instead they elected to jump in their jeeps and head towards the woods, mountains and snow of the Naches Pass to find Fish and Chips.  It was probably their crazy President’s idea, yes Mitch?  I’m not sure where they ate their fish and chips once they reached the other side, but as the pictures show, it must have been a beautiful, winterland run.

On the website, the club notes, “Nine Jeeps took to the Naches Trail for some Fish & Chips on the east side of the Naches Pass.  The snow was fun, but massaged into ice by the Jeeps.  Some of us went home on asphalt after a late lunch, others took the trails well into the night for some fun night Jeeping.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry …..

You can see more pics at the WWJC website.

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Willys Chassis Montosano, Wa $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts

This looks like a straight frame with plenty of parts.

“40 s something willys frame , motor , axles , trans/transfer case. All assembled. Motor block cracked. Running gear looks to be good. Sold as is. $300.00 cash”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1464969811.html

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1948 Wagon Alameda, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like an interesting project.

“Bought for a family project that unfortunetly has never gotten underway…. This is the real deal, ITS ALL THERE!!! Never been taken apart, never, “restored,” and in great shape. Its been warehoused for the last ten years, and has not been on the road since the 80’s. In great shape for its age, Black plates, clear title, 100% unmolested – Dash is untouched, roof is solid. A great candidate for restoration. I will be out of the area until 11/1/09, but will upload pics then. For those who are interested, please email and I will reply upon my return. Available to show Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 2500 obo”

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1951 M-38 Slidell, La eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

It’s too bad this doesn’t run.  I like how rough it looks.

“1951 WILLYS JEEP M38 4X4, 24V  SYSTEM, MFD. BY WILLYS OVERLAND MOTORS INC., MFR. SERIAL NUMBER 38477, VIN # 451-MC1-38477, DATE 10-51, WILLY JEEP HAS BEEN IN MY GARAGE SINCE 1972, LAST REGISTERED LIS PLATE 1972-1973, LOST  TITLE, NEEDS NEW 2-RIMS  AND TIRES, FLOOR BOARD NEEDS REPAIR AND SOME BODY REPAIR, JEEP DOES NOT RUN BUT ENGINE WILL TURN OVER WHEN PULLED.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1956 CJ-5 Bonduel, Wi $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This has a cool old top.  Give this a paint job and it could be a great old jeep.

“For sale 1956 Willys jeep. This jeep has recently had the motor and plow pump rebuilt it runs great. The frame and drive train are in good shape. The body has some rust but for it”s age it”s in pretty good shape. It would make a great cabin or woods truck. $2000 o.b.o call 920-373-0833”

http://greenbay.craigslist.org/cto/1464012653.html

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This looks like an early 50s M-38 eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller lists this as a 1945 jeep, but it looks more like a M-38 based on the windshield and the grille (both headlight bezels and holes below the bezels.  This is located in Oxford Station, Ontario, Canada.

“Willys Jeep I think is it a 1945 it runs good 4×4 work great! comes with a plow and a parts jeep.  If you have any questions feel free to email me”

View all the pics on eBay

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1953 CJ-3A Waukesha, Wi **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38 • TAGS: .

This is a CJ-3A that’s been nicely altered into a M-38 clone.

“1953 M38 CLONE, Rust free, 225 V6, Over drive,”

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M-38 Grille Seattle, Wa $75

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

Steve’s got this good looking grille for sale, though I believe it’s a M-38 grille. Note the holes at the bottom.  I believe they are for attaching the M-38 grille hinges.

“All Orignal early Flat fender Grille with Shroud ( I think CJ2A), Uncut or molested, Light surface rust but in great shape, been in storage 30+ yrs, call with questions, 206 890 6233.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/1462257584.html

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