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Builds: Jim’s new project (or parts jeep)

• CATEGORIES: Builds • TAGS: .

miscstuff-268-2I can only imagine that Jim travels with a trailer everywhere he goes, just in case he sees a stray jeep on the side of the road.  Well, in this case, he went to buy some tires and bought the whole thing.  I can’t wait to see what he does with this.

“I just couldn’t say no. Was talking to an old rancher, told him Id buy the near new tires and stock 16” wheels off this “huntin Jeep” (sitting in his field) for $200. He said,”Hell, if ya dont need no title you can have the whole dern thing fer $300.” How could I resist????”

And just for kicks, Jim goes on to hypothesize about how the builders put this jeep together … “Well sir, me, Crazy Killer Carl and Billy Bob Jr. Jr. Jr. got that there big ass rebuilt V8 engine in her, had to move the grill forward and use a giant shoehorn, pry bar, elbow grease, moonshine and lots of beer. Then, we stuffed that there big ass radiator in her but couldn’t close the hood! Would have just left it off but didn’t want no rain to get into the carb. So, we made us a custom hood scoop and some custom “venterlation” ports at the back of the hood on each side which looks bad ass if we may say so our own bad selves! We also modified the dash for a rockin stereo and speaker which we’ll put in later as soon as we can afford one. Hell, we no longer use a rifle for huntin deer, just run em down with all that horsepower! Look out overhaulin, you have some serious down home engineering competition!”

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1948 CJ-2A Baytown, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

1948_cj2a_baytownUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $995.

Yeah, it’s a bit rough.  But, how can you not love the top?

“This is a 1948 Willys Jeep, ran until parked after last winter hunting season. Have a spare motor that goes with it for parts. The WINCH is not INCLUDED :o) The towing bar is included.
e-mail with any questions. $995.00 OBO”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Russellville, Al eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1949_cj2a_alabamaThis appears to be in pretty good condition. The seller is trying to claim mileage of only 5800, but I’m very sure that’s a replacement speedometer (as are several of the other gauges).  I suspect the front turn signals/pking lights are after market as well.

“What an amazing vehicle!  This jeep was given to a Tennessee Forrest Ranger as a retirement gift, and he held onto it unitl I bought it  3 months ago!  It runs out really well…has new tires…a working original WENCH and PTO GEARS underneath for FARM ATTACHMENTS… The engine is a HURRICANE 4 cyl with 3 speed transmission…4WD…5800 ORIGINAL miles and the ORIGINAL PAINT, as well…I’ve been through many jeeps, and I have to say that I’ve never seen another like this!  it’s truly ONE-OF-A-KIND! if you have questions, call me at my office TOLLFREE @ 888-331-5802, and ask for Keith- in reference to the ’49 Jeep”

View the pics on eBay

 
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4 Terra Tires, 2 kinds, Olympia, Wa $700

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

terra_tires_olympia2UPDATE:  Price dropped to $700

These look like they have not been used much.

“I have a full set of dune paddle tires. They came off of my cj5 jeep. Asking $1200 OBO. They have only been used 2-3 times, wheels are a 5-lug pattern. The wheels are painted orange to match my jeep. The tires are a 31×15.50 R15. Come as is shown in the pictures. No trades. Serious inquires only.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/1066289609.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A CDA, Idaho eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_cdaThere appears to be no reserve on this.  There’s been a good deal of work done on this rock crawler.  The grille and lights are a bit odd though.

“Body:     1946 Willys CJ2A, with a full custom built roll cage. Motor:     350 Chev. ( Came out of a 1979 Chev P/U), Trans:     4 speed  sm 420, Transfer Case:   Dana 20 Transfer Case, Rear Axle:     Dana 60 Rear axle with a welded spider gear, 6.17 ring and pinion, Front Axle:   Dana 60 with a lockright locker, Disc brakes, Chromoly shortside inner and outer shafts, 6.17 Ring and Pinion …”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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year? FC-170 Colville, Wa $1200

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

fc170_colvilleThe pics aren’t quite clear enough to get a good sense of the body.

“body in very good shape motor is shot and out of it. 1-509-675-7021”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1068857635.html

 
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Mickey Thompson Baja Claws Tigard, Or $350

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

bajaclaws_tigardThey look in good condition.

“5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Tires for Sale. These are 31 x 10.50 R15 off my Jeep. They are Radials not Bias Ply. 4 of these tires have about 20k miles on them and are at about 60% tread. the 5th tire was my spare and has 100% tread.
There are no nicks or tears in the tread. The only off road these tires saw was sand. I have added more lift and went up to a bigger tire so these need a new home. If you are looking for a nice, quiet road tire, these are not for you. If you are looking for serious off road traction, these are the ticket. These tires will howl on the highway but won’t leave you stuck off road!”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/for/1067992170.html

 
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Aluminum Rims Portland, Or $100

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

aluminum_rims_portland2These look pretty nice for $100.

“this is a good set of aluminum mods 15in will fit jeep cj or ford pu bronco full size email any ? or call cell virgil 503-839-5316 or ralph 503-771-0157”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/1068662440.html

 
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Locating the F script on your GPW

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Website

So, you think you have a GPW, but you have no idea where to find that F script?

You are in luck!  Ren Bernier has posted numerous images of how the F-script appears across all kinds of parts.  This is the first that I have run across a collection of F-script images so extensive.  It’s a great resource to bookmark.  He also has a variety of images from MB restorations as well.

Ren’s home page, Ren’s F-script pics

 
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1951 M-38 Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

1951_m38_fresnoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

It appears a bit dirty, but this might be a pretty solid flattie.

“This Willys Jeep is in excellent condition for its age. Absoultely no rust on this jeep. The jeep has a small block 327 with a four bolt main. The strongest engine you will find. It has a 2″ suspenison lift and a 3″ body that were installed this past summer. The tires are pro comp X-terrians that measure 33×12.5. The rims are powder coated black and have no more than 500 miles on the tires. The jeep was painted this last summer when the lift was installed. It has a full custom roll cage and a new cb and antenna. The 12,000lbs. mile marker winch may or may not be inlcuded in the sale,depends on the negioated price. Many new summit parts. This jeep will climb with any toyota out there.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Kelso, Wa $2500 or Trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1949_cj3a_kelsoUPDATE: Pics available.

“49 willys jeep run, drives 302 ford v8 stock 3 sp trans 36in superswampers on black wheels, still needs some work to be good check other adds heres some pics email at marcus19831@breakthru.com with trades or if you like to come see or 360 560 2718 ”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1061117483.html

 
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1952 CJ-3A & 1954 CJ-3B Syracuse, NY $3000 for both

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

UPDATE:  These are still available.

These are both running jeeps, with the CJ-2A’s motor recently having been rebuilt.  If I only had a two jeep trailer … hmmm.

“1952 CJ3A ($1200.00) & 1954 CJ3B ($1800.00)for sale. 2A motor has new pistons,rings,brgs,complete valve job, cab,solid frame and powertrain.3B has solid frame and powertrain & very rare rear PTO.Both jeeps stored inside and were run last year.Need to sell them for street rod project.
315-439-1295″

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/1064122783.html

 
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c4 to Dana 20 Adapter Terrebonne, Or $250

• CATEGORIES: Transfer Cases, Transmissions

c4_dana20_adapterA brand new adapter will run around $450 (here’s one for $479).  I suspect these are hard to find used.

“call for a pic or e-mail. there are no cracks and no abuse. i also have a ford bronco frame set up for a willys wagon 4×4. there is a 351w a c6 tranny and a np 208 transfer case. 1200.00 for the whole frame.”

http://bend.craigslist.org/pts/1063263829.html

 
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Flat Fender Monster Truck Marengo, Oh $44,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

willys_monstertruck_marengoI don’t know what these are worth, but you don’t see these everyday.

“TOO MANY FEATURES TO MENTION, PICS ARE BEFORE CUSTOM PAINT JOB, ALSO HAVE LARGER MUD TIRES W/ CUSTOM RIMS, EVEN HAS CUSTOM PTO FOR PROPELLOR IF YOU WANT TO DRIVE IT INTO WATER, NEED TO SELL ASAP $44,000 not a misprint, It’s a full size toy for men! CALL MONTY 419-253-8631”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/1060914213.html

 
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1942 GPW Dallas, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

1942_gpw_dallasUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9400.

“’42 GPW. Utah desert recovered. Nice restoration. 5K in new/OS parts, new canvas seats, top. Does have locking front hubs for ease. New tires, generator, 6 volt system. Starts and runs great. Inop; emergency brake, speedo (new cable, possibly loose?), gas gauge (no sender in tank). Call or e-mail for addit pics, or questions.”

 
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1945 GPW San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was Make Offer

“jeep has new steel floors, no motor or radaitor, body is good. lost interest in this project. make offer”

 
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1942 GPW New London, NH $9995

• CATEGORIES: News

1942_gpw_newlondonIt appears in pretty good shape.  I’ve seen them go for more.

“1942 GPW Ford Military Jeep -Barn Fresh!! Excellent Condition!!Price$9995.00 Cash Only!!Possible Trades Call Scotty At 603-496-4700”

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/for/1019600903.html

 
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1957 FC-170 Kalamazoo, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1957_fc170_kalamazooUPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

“I have a 57′ titled as a 58 Forward Control 4×4 Willy’s is decent shape, not perfect by any means but reliable with a good tune up… ‘WLDWLLY’ (plate) has been sitting in my barn since 2001 when I went to seminary in Oklahoma. Just before graduation I had a massive stroke and severely paralyzed my left side. I was hoping that my arm and leg would get better and I’d be able to do something with the Jeep in the future but so far this hasn’t panned out….”

 
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1946 CJ-2A (mb?) Avenal, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

1946_cj2a_avenalUPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

With the driver side indents and the lack of tailgate, this certainly looks like an MB/GPW to me.  Note the phone number is missing a digit.

“nice jeep …runs ok…have done some basic work on it…used it for deer season last year and now we are moving….got to much stuff has original straight 4 cylinder ….has 4 new bi-directional military tires,new battery,new plugs, cap,rotor and points new coil and 12 volt head lights….12 volt conversion with altenator… call 559-816-960.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/1061328312.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Gloucester, Va eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_gloucesterThis is a great looking, early CJ-3B.

“One sweet little JEEP for a true JEEP lover.  This Willys is all original – nothing added and nothing missing.  I’ve owned it since 2002 when I spotted her frolicking on the beach at Hatteras Island, NC.  It was love at first sight.  I’ve had  7 fun years with it and I feel its time to move on and let someone else have some fun.  I have had the brakes redone along with new stock shocks.  Tires are in good shape but could use a new spare.  The top is in fair shape and should give good service for a while.  This Jeep has the original upolstry and rear bench seat.  All body parts are original and show no signs of rust…. ”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1942 MB/GPW La Center, Wa $1800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

1942_mb_lacenterUPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1800. This appears to be a very good price on an MB.

“Willys Jeep needs a new home. Has a brand new battery. Please call 360 263-3259 or 360 951-3409 after 5 PM..”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1061530789.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Racine, Wi $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_racineThis CJ-2A has a fiberglass body.  The roll bar is attached to the back wheel wells.  I’m pretty sure that’s not a good idea.

“1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep, clear Illinois title. Runs great 4WD works, restored about 10 years ago, fiberglass body, x-tra parts that go with it. ALWAYS stored indoors!! Ready to go for spring, get’s lots of looks!! Price is negotiable, would consider trade for Grand Marquis, or Crown Victoria or ??. Let me know what you got? I’m about 1/2 hour from the Wisconsin border. Call with questions 815-403-6895 – ask for Ryan.”

http://racine.craigslist.org/cto/1059469826.html

 
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1951 M-38 Owasso, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

1951_m38_owassoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

“1951 WILLYS JEEP M38 – $8,000.00 OBO. 26k miles. Third owner (first owner was the US Army), kept in the barn, runs and drives great, 7.50×16 tires. Everything is ORIGINAL to the jeep (OD green paint still underneath) except the carburetor/air cleaner, top, seats. Have the backseat also. Great piece of history – absolutely a blast to drive – gets lots of attention wherever it goes!!”

 
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Spicer & Dana: Where did the Spicer 18 come from?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Transfer Cases • TAGS: .

spicer_manufacturingI spent some time earlier to day trying to track down what came before the Spicer 18 transfer case.  Unfortunately, I can’t find anything such as a Spicer 12 or a Spicer 3 anywhere.  If the Spicer 18 was the Dana Corp’s first try at a transfer case, then it’s entirely reasonable to say they hit a homer with it, as it stayed in the jeep (though ratios and other minor changes were made) from 1941 to 1971, when the jeep started using a center pumpkin and the Dana 20 transfer case.

So, here’s some interesting facts I learned during my searches.

  • The Dana Corp was originally founded as the Spicer Corp by Charles Spicer in 1904 when he was 29 to manufacture universal joints.  Here’s an 83 page PDF book of the first 100 years of the company.
  • The Spicer Corp’s success seems to be the result of the industry standardization around their products due to their high quality and competitive pricing.
  • In June of 1940 during a meeting between Bantam, government, Spicer and Timken representatives, Bantam and Spicer worked out the details of the drive train, for which Spicer received 130,000 for the tooling costs. (from the m38a1 site).  The front end was also worked out during this meeting by an engineer from Spicer.
  • While the Willys used the passenger side drop transfer case (a spicer 18), the Ford Pygmy (Ford’s prototype jeep) and the Bantam BRC Mark I (the very first jeep prototype) and the BRC-60/Mark II (Bantam’s 2nd prototype) relied on a driver side drop transfer case from spicer that was also a Spicer 18. (Here’s more about it)
  • I could only find 4 spicer transfer cases.  The Spicer 18, 20, 23 (for Chevrolet 4wd conversions) and 24 (for Ford 4wd conversions) (see Napco history).  There’s likely more, I just didn’t find any info about them.
  • Charles Dana joined in 1913, injecting money into the company.  In a couple years, Charles assumed the presidency.
  • In 1946, the company was officially renamed the Dana Corp, which by that time was a holding company for Spicer as well as Parish, Salisbury, Brown-Lipe and others.  The idea was to continue using the brand Spicer for the drive train products due to the strong brand name.  For some reason, that’s not clear to me, over time the Spicer brand name seemed to disappear in favor of the Dana name.

Here’s some other links about this early history:

 
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1959 CJ-5 Roseville, Ca $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

1959_cj5_rosevilleThis looks like a good price on a nice, upgraded CJ-5.

“1959 Jeep Willys,4 speed,new 289 motor,clean title,runs and drives good,$1900 call 916-676-5123”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1057252457.html