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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300

(05/01/2010) A running jeep + an extra chassis and drive train.  This looks like a good price.

“1946 Willys with 283 chevy v8 engine, 3 speed transmission, with overdrive transfer case, power steering, 2″ body lift and after market springs. Runs great! Included is an additional complete chassis, with original flathead 4 engine, radiator, transmission, transfer case, front and rear ends, and springs.”

 
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1952 M-38 Lake Oswego, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(09/03/09) This looks like it might have the hudson steering modification.

“i have a 1952 w/1953 motor in it for sale, this is the military willys with oversized fuel filler that pulls out, correct instrument panel etc.. yes oversized civilian tires where added at some point and rig set up for hunting. this vehicle is good though should be gone through as it has been sitting a few years now… redid clutch gear and starter and carb… before i parked it .. i will entertain serious offers , it simply needs a new home….”

 
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Builds: Diego’s 1946 CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Diego describes himself as a ‘new willys lover’ who discovered a CJ-2A project on eWillys that he just had to have — a clear sign that he has been overcome with the damned ‘Willys Sickness’.

Despite the severity of his illness, which he has shaken off with bravado, Diego has made substantial progress with a project jeep he spotted on ewillys. As you can see in the first couple of images, at sometime in this jeep’s life an owner felt they wanted to combine the starkness of a jeep with the peacefulness of a natural setting, so it was only logical to turn the cockpit into a park bench. I can’t imagine that made the ride any softer; maybe they had a really padded bottom?

One other unusual change was the additional coil springs between the axles and the frame and all four corners, which I’m sure made the ride all that more stiff! I can’t remember ever seeing that modification.

Anyway, Diego’s turning this back into a real jeep and he has made good progress! Btw, if anyone has any experience with titling Jeeps in Florida, he’d be happy to get some advice as he only has a bill of sale at the moment, though he does have the serial number.

Before:

In Progress:

And now (it’s a little blurry, but you get the point):

 
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How the Walkman Changed Our Music Habits

• CATEGORIES: Features

This has nothing to do with willys, jeeps, 4x4s.  Actually, it has little to do with anything …..

Regular readers will likely remember my post (perhaps memorial is a better term) about C.W.McCall’s Wolf Creek Pass.  After re-reading that post, it seems my prose zig-zagged across topics so far and so wide, that to call it a cohesive post would be a kind and generous gift from readers; However, I would never let a lack of cohesiveness stop my good intentions nor keep me from attempting, because to say I attempt is fair, but to say I always succeed would be too generous, to entertain readers!

So, where am I going with this?  It seems nowhere fast, so let’s get to it already!  In the aforementioned post, one of the topics I cover was my own audiophile history, or the lack thereof, particularly my first experience with my cousin’s Walkman II.  While I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Walkman II, I knew very little about the history of the original Walkman until I ran across a fabulous post, Quiet Revolution, at the Rhapsody blog.

Now, as readers are already painfully aware, I am no audiophile, but I am certainly a history buff.  And in the Rhapsody post Quiet Revolution, Tim Quirk constructs a fascinating slice of audio history and tells a strongly argued story of how the Walkman was the real game changer for how most of us listen to music.

Some highlights:

1) The original Sony Walkman, launched in 1979, came with an orange button and two headphone connections.  Why?  Because, of course, no one would want to listen to music by themselves!  And the orange button lowered the music with a simple click so that you could communicate with a friend (see images from the ad campaign below and contrast that with the solitary, almost non human, solitary dancers from today’s ipod ads)!

2) The stereobelt was invented in 1972 by Andreas Pavel, but was rejected by electronic companies because executives at the electronic companies argued that people would not want to run around with headphones.

3) Almost 40% of Guns N’ Roses fans also listen to Tim McGraw. Nearly as many listen to Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks. How many radio stations play all four?  That’s the essence of the choice these devices have provided.

Some of the Walkman’s original ads …

Ipod Ads:

 
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SM420 Tranny + adapter Port Ludlow, Wa $1000

• CATEGORIES: Transmissions

Ed’s got this nice combo for sale.

“This is a GM SM420 Muncie transmission with less than 2000 miles since rebuild.its a granny tranny, Has an aluminum bellhousing for a small block chevy. (new cost $400. for bellhousing) Has an advance adapter with cross member mount for an 18/20 Dana transfer case (new $530). This is the strongest 4 speed GM ever made. I removed this out of my 1956 Willys to put an automatic in for the wife. only interested parties need to call 360-774-2620
http://www.jeeptech.com/convtrans/gm/gmsm420id.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/pts/1735115952.html

 
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1953 M-38A1 Karlstad, Mn $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this low mileage Jeep.  I wonder if the mileage is accurate? hmmm. It sure looks like it would make a good restoration candidate.

“1953 willys army jeep 24 volt less then 6000 miles runs and drives. has been painted red. needs new paint and some body work but doesnt have rust. has all the black out lights that work. will trade for muscle car any condition dont be afraid to ask. Have millitary tires for it to. Have started to sand it.”

http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/1735652410.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Veneta, Or $2450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This looks in good shape with some good solid metal rims.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Flat Fender. Original 4 cyl. Willys engine. Runs and drives good.  Call David anytime 541-935-1322 (home) 541-285-6829 (cell)”

http://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/1736552227.html

 
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1942 MB West Baden Springs, In $3500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

This looks pretty nice, but I can’t quite tell how original it is other than the non-original windshield.

“This is a nice little jeep with a hard to find wagon. The engine is a 4cyl. and the transmission is a 3spd. It is a 4×4 with lowlock. It runs good and has good brakes. It is stock. The wagon is an army with front brake lock. The owner can be contacted at 812-936-9192 for a complete detail of the jeep and wagon. Also you can email me with your question or phone number. The owner is asking $3500. OBO. for this combo. He may also consider taking trades. Thanks”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/1735320278.html

 
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A CJV-35U and a Lost Opportunity

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, News • TAGS: .

Well, I completely blew it.  I’m ashamed, embarrassed.  Truly, I wasn’t thinking clearly.  Too much stuff was clogging my brain tunnels to put the pieces together.  Here’s the sad, brief tale …

Late yesterday afternoon the ‘staff’ (also known as Brett) at the Utah Bureau of eWillys spotted a great deal:  A 1948 flattie for only $1000.  It appeared almost completely stock, with no obvious rust, though there was plenty of paint oxidation.

It had unusual bezels, a CJ-3Aish windshield, a cutout for a breather on the passenger side of the hood and hooks on the front.  It was an odd combo of a M-38, a CJ-3A and titled with a year of 1948. Also, strangely, it had no willys script on the hood that I could see.

My gut said go get it.  My practical side said no, so I put it out of my head.  I should have listened to my gut, because after thinking about, I now realize it was  CJV-35U that was running, extremely stock (except for the installation of the bench seat), and in great shape.

OHHH THE PAINNN!!!!  How did I not put those clues together?  Unfortunately, only an hour or so after I made my decision not to get it, it disappeared from the KSL classified list.  So, the decision was made for me and I put it out of my mind.  It wasn’t until this morning that I realized how big my mistake had been.

Alas, this too shall pass, slowly, painfully, like a kidney stone.

Here’s a perfect example of what it looked like (I didn’t get the chance to download the pics of it).  Imagine this, unrestored, without the breathers for the intake and exhaust … and with a hardtop: http://www.cj3a.info/sibling/cjv35u/photos/p158.html (or click on the above link)

 
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The Saugus EMV CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Somewhere around 1950 the Emergency Management Folks in Saugus, Massachusetts, bought a CJ-3A as an all-around emergency vehicle.  As you can see by the emergency boat (being towed by the Jeep in the 2nd pic below), this isn’t a high budget operation, but then this town of 26,000 probably didn’t need much more (though they did invest in a DUKW in the late ’50s).

Sixty years later, Saugus still has the CJ-3A (at least it looks the same with minor additions).  Sporting the code name ‘Unit 41’, it seems this EMV handles emergency parades more than anything these days.

You can see more of the early Saugus EMVs here, including the original Seagrave Pumper from 1919.

 
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‘Willys Last Ride’ Photographed by Charles Jolliffe

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings

Often mistaken for a ‘Willys’ (there goes the trademark …), this poor Ford M151 captured by Charles Jolliffe looks pretty beat up.  Though image description notes, “This old Jeep is buried deep in the woods of Florida. I guess someone forgot where they parked. Limited Edition Series One- signed and numbered by artist“; I believe this M151 is actually hiding from it’s owner.  Seriously, can you blame it?

 
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1952 CJ-3A Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

This does not include an engine and transmission.

“For sale is a1952 Willys CJ3A jeep compete less engine, trans and t/c. This jeep has been in our family for over 30 years. This was a project started but never finished. The body is perfect with NO RUST and a sweet paint job.

Here is what was done up till now: Body was removed and sand blasted then painted. Same with the frame rail. New Rancho 2.5″ suspension installed with KYB shocks. Replaced the origanal axle with a pair from a 1968 jeep, Dana 44 rear and a Dana 27 front. Installed front mounted steering plate for power or manual, replace tie rods and tube with 1 piece (1972 jeep style steering). ”

 
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1962 CJ-5 Woodland, Ca $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Given this includes an overdrive, nice tires, and nice rims, this isn’t a bad price.

“Warn overdrive, Flat 4 cyl, 3 spd, Tow bar, Roll cage, Bikini top, 2.5” lift, 33” BFG mud terrains, Hunter/Ice chest rack, Gas can rack.  $2400 OBO. No trades.
Additional pictures at your request. Inquiries can be made via email or call (530) 383-0618.”

http://siskiyou.craigslist.org/cto/1733604781.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Le Roy, Ks $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The front of this looks good, but I wonder why the rest of it isn’t shown?

“1948 cj jeep willyz 3a jeep. 289 ford v8. 3 speed with high and low 4wd. Call 620.340.7364”

http://topeka.craigslist.org/cto/1733119314.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Tucson, Az $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700.  This looks like a good price.

(04/25/2010) This has a nicely installed inline 6 (no hood mods).

“1947 WILLYS FLATFENDER JEEP 6-CYLINDER RUNS GOOD TOW BAR NEW REAR TIRES NEW GAS TANK NEW BATTERY $2700 OBO. CALL GREG AT 520-808-9558”

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/1733146401.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Colbert, Ga $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500

(05/07/2010) The body appears in decent condition.

“I would like to trade for a fullsize truck, bronco, or k5 or $2500 cash. But may be interested in anything never know . I don’t have to sell or trade just seeing what’s out there. Send pics and details on trades I will get back quickly. Thanks.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/cto/1733391160.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Salt Lake City, Ut eBay

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on eBay

(04/22/2010) Here’s a solid look Jeepster that hasn’t been restored yet.

“THIS IS A GREAT LITTLE 1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER FRESH OUT OF THE BARN……..I BOUGHT THIS JEEP ABOUT 35 YEARS AGO FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER, WHICH MAKES ME THE SECOND OWNER…….THIS JEEPSTER WAS ORIGINALLY BOUGHT NEW IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND DRIVEN TO UTAH IN THE 1960’S…….I PURCHASED IT AND HAVE HAD IT IN STORAGE EVER SINCE, WAITING FOR ME TO GET THE TIME TO RESTORE IT…….IT HAS ALWAYS RUN GREAT…..IT IS  MECHANICALLY ALL ORIGINAL,  WITH 4 CYLINDER OVER HEAD VALVE (F-HEAD) HURRICANE ENGINE, THREE SPEED TRANSMISSION, AND OVER DRIVE……THE JEEP WILL NEED A NEW BATTERY, FRESH FUEL, AND PROBABLY A TUNE UP, SINCE IT HAS BEEN SITTING FOR SEVERAL YEARS. WE ALSO REMOVED THE OLD GLAS BECAUSE IT WAS YELLOWING AND WE WANTED TO PUT NEW GLASS IN…..WE WEREN’T ABLE TO FINISH THAT PROJECT, SO IT WILL NEED SOME NEW GLASS….IT’S ALL FLAT GLASS, SO WON’T BE TOO EXPENSIVE. THE BODY ON THIS JEEP IS JUST ABOUT PERFECT, VERY SOLID, WITH NO RUST THROUGH,  OTHER THAN A HOLE IN THE DIVER’S SIDE FLOOR BOARD, WHICH HAS BEEN PATCHED AT ONE TIME LONG AGO, AND WILL NEED TO BE PATCHED AGAIN. THIS CAR IS AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR RESTORATION, SINCE IT IS VERY STRAIGHT AND MECHANICALLY ALL ORIGINAL. CLEAR TITLE……”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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A Beautiful Day for a Sunday Drive

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

After fixing the sprinklers and getting the lawn ready for summer, I decided it was too nice of a day to waste any more it, so I pulled out my trusty Idaho map and searched for a local drive I hadn’t tried yet.

Sure enough, there was a dirt road about 15 minutes north of me that meandered upwards 12 miles into the mountains until it reached Spring Valley Summit (4500′) on Highway 55 between the Treasure Valley and Horseshoe Bend.

It was perfect, as I live just off Hwy 55, so I could roar down the highway following my exploration into the ‘unknown’ and test out my new timing specs (I just readjusted the distributor to 13 degrees). With new jets and the timing dialed correctly, it seems to be running very well.

Along the way, I snapped a couple pics for your viewing pleasure.  In this first pic, I’m near the beginning of the drive.  That’s Squaw Butte in the background, which I’ve only climbed halfway so far (prior to having the jeep).

There were a number of mines along the drive.  Why someone parked a car onto of the entrance is beyond me … Maybe it’s called the Rusty Auto Mine?

 
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1949 Jeepster Aurora, Il $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

It looks nice and a good price.

“1949 Willys Jeepster convertible, 4 cylinder, 3 speed with overdrive, lots of new brake and front end parts, looks and drives good, recent “driver” quality paint job, seats recovered in brown corduroy, top and side curtains in great shape, newer radial tires, some bondo on rockers but rest of the body and frame are solid. Fun to drive and very collectible! Make an offer! 630-309-0269″

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/1731181439.html

 
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1960 CJ-3B Cambridge, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

This appears to be a great price on an updated CJ-3B.

“1960 Willys CJ, 289 Ford V8, 4 spd, 2500 firm must see. LOTS OF FUN!

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cincinatti, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

“1946 jeep willys small lift on 31s 4cyl stick 4wd good climber looking to trade for street legal railbuggy or ???? vehicles only or would sell for 2200 obo”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Perryhall, Md $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The body appears in good shape.  This might be a good price if you can install a gas line (which should cost $20 or less).

“48 Willys CJ2A. Has a new gas tank that just needs hose run to Carb. Then engine will run. I have a few new parts that go along with it. Call Richard for specifics. (443)928-8739. Clean title in hand. Asking $2000 obo.”

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/1731801637.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Hope, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

It’s nice, but needs a tiny bit of work.  I have a pic of this when it was red and for sale in colorado.

“1951 Willys CJ3A powered by 1979 Buick 3.8L V6. Original 3-speed manual trans with 2-speed transfer case and overdrive. Saginaw steering conversion with GM tilt wheel. 11″ front brakes, Superwinch free wheeling hubs, Superlift springs and shocks – 2″ or less lift. Nice ride. New aluminum radiator, electric cooling fan, CJ high back buckets, custom spare tire carrier, heater, 31×10.50 BFG mud terrain tires, 8″ or 10″ wide aluminum rims, original front and rear axle housings. Unsure of gear ratio. New single exhaust, tow hitch with 2” receiver. Bikini top only. This vehicle came from Colorado 6 months ago. Body is in very good condition. Has a small amount of rust under passenger side. Items needed – new or rebuilt carb, trans needs 2nd gear synchro, brakes need to be checked, needs emergency brake cable. A little bit of work will make this a really nice vehicle.

 
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Year? CJ-2A Saginaw, MI $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This runs and the plow works. The body sounds bad, but the deal sounds like a good one.

“1941 Jeep Willys 4×4 With Plow, Needs Carb Adjusted Or Kit Put On It. Rust and Voids On Body. Frame Solid. Most All Original. Pushes show well. Good 2 Track Runner.”

Photos of Willys: http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii32/msuspartanpride2007/1941%20Jeep%20Willys/

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/1732077520.html

 
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1955 Wagon Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  $1000.

(05/05/2010) This looks like a good project.

“I am selling a 1955 Willys Overland, 2 wheel drive station wagon with a 283 Chevy engine and a Powerglide transmission. It will need some work to get running. Body is in very decent unrestored (never been painted) condition. It needs a full restoration but all in all a very good starting point. Asking $1,000”