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1956 DJ-3A? Albany, Ga $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

I’m not sure what model this is.  The windshield appears unusual.

“this is a hard to find 1956 willis jeep 4×4 with a V6 Motor 3-speed trans $3,500.00 FIRM PLEASE CALL 229-291-7664 FOR MORE INFO ( NO CALLS AFTER 9 PM )”

http://albanyga.craigslist.org/cto/1736501441.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Huntsville, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

“1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep Sold with a Bill of Sale. Perfect for Restoration, Deer Lease, Ranch Vehicle or Around the House. 4 Cylinder Flat-Head (Famous Willys Go-Devil Engine). 4×4, 3 Spd Transmission.  No Major Rust Issues, Floor Panels Replaced. Needs Starter Rebuild and Tune-Up.  Will Sell As-Is For $1800 or $2500 Running.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cape Coral, Fl $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

It’s a fine looking jeep.

“1946 willys jeep everything new 239-887-0441”

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/1734237157.html

 
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1943 GTB ‘Burma Jeep’ Wenatchee, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Here’s a rare GTB.

“1943 Burma Jeep Project $2500 OBO.  Located in dry climate of Eastern Washington for the past 30 years. Clean title. Original Data Plates. Good sheet metal. Includes GarWood 10000 lbs winch. 503 347 7496.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1736362002.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Redding, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

It’s got an unusual roll bar.

“*Engine and Transmission rebuilt at 16,000 miles *New clutch at 45,000 miles *New shocks, battery, water pump, master cylinder, brake pedal cross tube, alternator, 12 volt wiring system *Carburetor rebuilt at 31, 000 miles *New plugs, dist cap, fuel filter, and air cleaner *Oil changed, radiator flushed and fresh coolant added at 48,000 miles *NO LEAKS    *Body tub liner *Protective undercoating *New diamond plate replacement floors & rear deck *Heavy duty front and rear bumpers *Warn Winch *12 volt accessory box *Foam filled racing style fuel tank *Fog lights. Includes: Jeep service manuel, extra set of brake shoes, steering bell crank repair kit (to reduce extra play in steering), extra brake cylinder bleeder screws, extra master cylinder brake light switch, extra set of motor mounts, doors & bow support for soft top. Odometer reading: 48,385”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Albertville, Al **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

This tub was built by hand.

“I have a 1946 Willys Jeep. I runs and drives great. It is definitely a project vehicle. I was gonna build a trail rig , and basically just use the body and place it on all modern day drive train a top a YJ frame.  I have too many projects and I need to get rid of some of them. The tub was hand built by a metal fab shop, but the hood and front fenders, windshield frame and dash are all original. Who ever built the tub did a really good job. It would be fine for a trail rig, its just not original enough to restore to a ” Veterans Day Parade” type jeep. I put a new carb. and fuel pump on the original drive train and it runs great. I drive it around my yard, but it needs brakes. call me if U have any questions, I’d be happy to talk about the jeep.”

 

 
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1947 ‘Willys’ish Dolores, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

Here’s a wild rig.

“1947 Willys jeep 4×4 , inline 2 seater, custom body with lots of diamond plate, Chevy feul injected v6, winch , good tires, modified suspension for a smoother ride. Asking $8000 OBo.”

 
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1963 CJ-5 Adairsville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like a great price.  This has a rear PTO and is set up for a plow on the front.

“nice collectable Jeep in good shape….needs little to complete re-store…was built during the transition from Willy’s to Kaiser and has some rare features ( Hydrailic winch/ lift system for Myers snow plow or dozer blade, and a Ford pto system on rear) both factory and operational with shifting levers in floor. Jeep enthusist will know alot more from vin# etc. but these are rare in this condition. Items still needed and currently being worked on……seats, fender flares, rear leaf springs, windshield glass Has fresh paint job, good wheels and tires, motor, tanfer case, transmission, rear end all in good shape……. don’t really have money to finish and need the cash…. has the Hurricane 4 motor.. jeep is all original”

 
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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