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Builds — Jim’s 1949 CJ-3A (Potentially for sale now)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Except for those funky turn signals on the front grille, this is a great looking stock jeep.  Jim’s getting this running again and then will decide whether to sell it to someone who will love it.  Otherwise, he’ll keep it and decide what to do with it.

“I pulled this CJ3A (vin 3J28941) out of a little mining town called Silverton. Its bone stock, 6 volt and appears to have never been touched, never had a roll bar, has a rare dealer installed all aluminum hardtop and doors.  A little update on this rig:  I  rebuilt the carb, flushed the tank, blew the lines, new fuel pump etc and we got it started! Not bad for not being run for 10 years!  Motor sounds excellent, no smoke, oil pressure is 60 psi! Now for a complete brake overhaul and then it will be driven for the first time in more 10 years! Anybody want to buy a rare all aluminum hardtop and doors?”

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1948 CJ-2A Italy, Tx $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1948_cj2a_italySomething appears to have been done to the bumper, but otherwise this looks like it could make a great, pretty easy restoration project.

“This is a very collectable 1948 CJ2A Jeep Willys- I am firm on the price of this 60 year old vehicle. It runs good and has the original engine. I have done some restoration which includes:
New brakes and brake lines, new gas tank, new carberator and tune up, new muffler and tail pipe. This has all of the original frame an body matching numbers. This would be a great restoration vehicle and fun to drive in parades or around the farm or ranch. Serious inquiries only- 214-797-0911”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/cto/1071139848.html

 
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1945 MB Bend, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

1945_mb_bendUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Rare 1945 Military Willys Jeep MB and M416  1/4T trailer built by Cemsco Div of ETS Hokin. The Jeep was built 1-30-1945 and delivered to the Navy, likely for California shore duty. It is very complete, with folding headlamps, blackout lights, hand grips and more. There is no structural or panel rust. The only rust is superficial. Good floors. A light sandblast would clean it all up. No panels need to be replaced. All are intact. No body damage. The vehicle is in original, unrestored condition. The only modifications are at the front bumper for the tow bar. I have had the engine running, and it all seems good. The brake cylinders are frozen…so it would need a full brake job, but after that, I would bet it could be driven as is….a bit of a time warp there.

There are (5) five restored wheels, powdercoated, with new military tires. There is no top or top bows, but all the mounting brackets are intact. There are miscellaneous extras, such as a windshield assembly, a cylinder head, flywheel and more.”

 
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Lack of Vitamin D a Warning Sign for Heart Disease? Cmon …

• CATEGORIES: News

Ok, this has nothing to do with jeeps, but until I setup my nutrition blog, I will record this here as I need to get this off my chest.  It has to do with nutrition, critical thinking skills and causal relationships.

I saw a headline that declared “Lack of vitamin D linked to teen health problems“.  As a follower of nutritional information over past few years, when I see a headline like that, I can’t help but wonder what type of study was done to determine how the lack of a single vitamin could be responsible for all the health woes of a generation of people.  It seems to good to be true (the natural corollary is that adding vitamin D to the diet will solve the problem .. yeah, right).

So, I go to the link.  I read the article.  I wonder if anyone else is as confused as I am.

Let’s look at the logic.

  1. The study evaluates 3600 boys and girls 12 to 19.
  2. The researchers draw blood for blood tests.
  3. For some reason, not indicated, levels of vitamin D were measured (no other vitamin or mineral measurements or results were noted).
  4. Indicators for heart disease were measured (waist size, blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  5. The sponsor of the research, not indicated (though one might suspect milk industry people given the focus on vitamin D — btw, I’m total fan of good quality, high fat milk, so no intentional swipe at milk producers is intended).  I searched for information on the study sponsor or original study information, but was unsuccessful.

Now, out of this data, the researchers discovered a pattern.  Teens with low levels of vitamin D had a statistically significant association with indicators of heart disease.  I have no qualms with that association (I’ve read studies a variety of studies indicating that large percentages of americans are vitamin poor.) and it makes logical sense based on what I know.

Importantly, a doctor in the article is quoted, “it’s likely that vitamin D deficiencies in teens stem from unhealthy diets and lack of exercise outdoors … If their diet includes chips and soft drinks, they’re probably not getting enough vitamin D.”  This makes total sense to me too.  I suspect this has less to do with exposure to the sun than ingestion of good quality products that contain fat soluable vitamin D.

So, I ask simply, is it the LACK of vitamin D that CAUSES the factors for heart disease to increase?  Or, is it the consumption of foods poor in vitamins and minerals across the board, that result in the low intake of vitamins and minerals in general WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY introducing high levels of sugars and carbohydrates (that are broken down into sugars) that result in increases in blood sugars in general (note that high blood sugars were also measured in the study).

Your body, in response to high blood sugars, produces insulin from the pancreas to lower blood sugars.  Of course, insulin also produces at least two byproducts: (1) weight gain due to the insulin secretion that causes the storage of fatty acids as tryglicerides within the adipose tissue of the body and (2) insulin which is excreted to deal with high levels of blood sugars causes increases in heart rates and constricts blood vessels which, over time, appears to raise the homeostasis of blood pressure.

GIVEN THE COMMENTS BY THE DOCTORS IN THE ARTICLE, IS LOW VITAMIN D REALLY A WARNING SIGN OF HEART DISEASE AS THE TITLES OF THESE REPORTS ON THE STUDY INDICATE OR SIMPLY A BYPRODUCT OF POOR NUTRITIONAL INTAKE?  IF IT IS NOT THEN WHAT IS CAUSING THE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND WEIGHT GAIN AMONG TEEN AND ADULTS?

Given the enormous amount of quality studies by quality people in this field, the stunning lack of reasonable conclusions here simply floor me. Let me simplify this further.  While different people have different tolerances for this formula, the basic formula applies:

Sugar (& flour and starches) >raise blood sugar levels > which causes a hormone called insulin secretion from the pancreas > which forces your body to burn sugar and save other products, including fats, for burning later.  This causes your body to operate in a manner you will not like!  One byproduct is weight gain: WEIGHT GAIN HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH OVEREATING AND CALORIES AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH EATING POORLY NUTRITIOUS FOODS.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled jeep posts ….

 
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Fiberglass CJ-5 body and parts Fostoria, Oh Status Unknown

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

fiberglassbody_cj5_fostoriaUPDATE:  Was priced at $1000

And one more great find from Brian.  This is a brand new, never mounted CJ-5 fiberglass body along with enough parts to get a project started.  Of course, new, the body and front clip would cost a lot more, approx $3600 from one source before taxes and shipping.

“Cj5 fiberglass tub, cj5 fiberglass front end, 2 new black front seats, black rear seat it great condition, amc 304 engine hasn’t ran in a couple years, amc 20 and amc 30 axels, cj5 frame, window frame with new glass, 2 gas tanks, front and rear drive shafts, brake pedal, gas pedal, emergency brake, steering wheel and steering box, steering shaft for axel, dash with wiring needs new gauges and a couple other small odd parts. alb1185@yahoo.com.  Take it all for $1000 obo, will trade.

 
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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”

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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 …”

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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…. ”

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