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More Postcards from Gerald

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Postcards

Gerald’s got some more images of postcards from the Oregon Dunes.

 
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What Would You Do with Old Bumper Cars?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Thanks to Tommy for forwarding me this unusual story.  The story is that Californian Tom Wright had an opportunity to save these bumper cars from the Long Beach Pike Amusement Park from going to the dump. According to the coolthings.com website, “he took out the Harley motors, replaced it with 750cc Honda and Kawasaki boxes, and redesigned them to pass city driving standards.  His fleet now consists of eight crazy-looking street bumper cars (culled from different amusement parks), all licensed to give your hottest ride a run for its money.”  The rumor is that these could theoretically hit 160mph.  Personally, I will let someone else find that out!

The below image is from the coolthings.com website and the other pics are from an email circulating around the internet.

 
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1945 MB Brea, Ca $6000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

It looks a little rough, but solid.

“This is one badass Jeep. Engine: completely rebuilt 4 cylinder, very simple and easy to maintain but still strong enough for a 4×4 off-road vehicle. Runs great! Four wheel drive with modern tires and rims (spare included)
Three-speed, floor starter.  Paint is original US Issue Olive Drab Green with a white star on the hood. Its even got a row of machine gun bullet holes below the windshield. Straight out of M*A*S*H. Aftermarket roll-bar and bikini top. Overall its a great antique car with some military nostalgia.”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/1608996339.html

 
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1963 CJ-3B Polson, Mt $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It sounds like it runs.  It needs a few parts like headlights.  It has a PTO.  It might be worth checking out.

“Fully working rare High Hood with PTO , v -6 buick. 3 speed with T-18. needs clutch, some rust needs to be restored. We are a Fab shop and can restore or customize your way to all out buggy or take it home and have a great project. Other parts available. will consider trades or offers. e-mail or call 406-212-0827.”

http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/1608144790.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Burien, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1200

The price looks good on this project.

“i have a 51 willys with a buick v6 in it the jeep was a project truck for offroad but i haven’t had the time to work on it but would make a great offroad rig or rock crawler… the brakes need to be blead and fluids replaced it has new tires and it needs a good fine tuning but will run please call with questions ”

 

 
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Year? Slightly Rodded Pickup Union Park, Fl **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $6500. **Status Unknown**

It looks pretty nice, though the ront bumper looks a bit crooked in the pic.

“351 Windsor Ford Engine/20,000 miles-runs great/9 inch Ford rear end/Mustang front  end.”

 
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1949 Crawler Polson, Mt No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This crawler does head stands!

“This is a freaked out full blown buggy with a ford 351 M, automatic 205 transfer case. Dana 60″s front and rear. hydrolic steer, 40 inch Irocs with bead locks. Corbeau seats and harnesses. Fully caged, all linked billisteen shocks, Way to much to list. We are a fab shop and you can have this one or we can build to suit, see other willys and parts for sale listed here. e-mail or call 406-212-0827”

http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/1608238161.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Fortuna, Ca $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It appears mostly stock and runs.

“Stock 1948 Willys CJ3A – Runs $2500 OBO. Call Richard at: (707) 725-1197”

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/1610020603.html

 
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5 Forward Controls in Kingston, NY

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

Save these from the pain of a crusher.

“Any intertest in five cabovers ?845 657 6692 Save these from the crusher”

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/1610139427.html

 
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1961 CJ-6 Monroe, Ga eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

One of our readers must sell his CJ-6, another victim of the economy.  While it doesn’t run yet, it looks much better than when he bought it. Good luck Andy (and I’m happy to see there’s some good bidding on this already)!

“Koenig Hardtop and hard doors.Koenig PTO winch. Bendix brake booster.Front tow-hitch. Heater. Lights work  on high and low beam,horns work. Complete original Fhead Willys 134 engine. Solid drivers side floor board,hood,windsheild frame,drivers side fender, rear floorpan etc.. Has rust through on the passenger side which could be fixed with new floopan and rockerpanel but that is the worst of the rust. Also has some small very spot-weldable rust holes down both sides of the hardtop about an inch above the tub. Test lite gives good voltage at battery and coil. One of only 1991 made in ’61. Original sale date was 08-02-1962. Unique look so its not like every other CJ that you see …. ”

View all the information at eBay

Here’s a video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65NK0s_32NE

And some images:

 
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1962 Truck Bayfield, Co $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This has a pop in the rear, but otherwise appears solid.  It might make a good restoration candidate.

“1962 Willys Pickup. Original 6 cylinder engine. 35,000 original miles. Floorboards are solid, all gauges and lights work. Body is in great shape but does need some paint, primer is showing through in spots. Glass is good all the way around with two cracks on the lower right-hand corner of the driver door and two small cracks up high near the center of the windshield. Seat needs re-upholstered. Has been a great truck for me but has developed a popping noise in the rear differential. I parked it so as to not damage it. Phone 970-731-5646.”

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/1607869245.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3850

It’s a Texas hunter, but doesn’t have any custom rear seats.

Up for sale is a 1947 Willys jeep. A great jeep to drive around your deer lease or ranch. Run’s and drives great. Mechanically in all around sound shape. 4 cylinder, starts and runs great. recent work done on the jeep. New fuel tank, and fuel level gauge. Brakes were replaced approx. 2 years ago. Jeep has no title but has the bill of sale from the last owner and I will give a new on upon sale. Has the jeep type wheel’s and tire on it. Lock out hubs are warren brand. Transfer works. Please ask questions and jeep can be test driven.”

1947_cj2a_fortworth

 
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1951 M-38 Central Maine $1999

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1999

(01/08/10) This appears to be a solid jeep.  A plow is included.

“UP FOR SALE I HAVE A 1951 WILLYS M38 CJ3A , THIS BAD BOY HAS A CHEVY V8 327 W/ 4 BARREL WEBBER CARB WITH 4 SPEED MANUAL TRANNY (BOTH MOTOR AND TRANNY ARE SAID TO BE FROM A 1967 CAMERO) THE JEEP RUNS SWEET AND HAS A TON OF POWER,IT HAS HEADERS AND A VERY SHORT AND LOUD DUAL EXHAUST IT DRIVES DOWN THE ROAD REALLY DECENT FOR AN OLD JEEP IT HAS 33″ X 12.5 ” TIRES ALL THE WAY AROUND, 4 X 4 ENGAGES AND WORK GREAT THIS THING IS A BEAST AND WILL GO ANYWHERE, THE BODY IS SOLID AND SO IS THE FRAME AND UNDER CARRIAGE, THE BODY PANELS DO HAVE SOME RUST AND SOME MUD, THE JEEP HAD 3 COATS OF PAINT ON IT WHEN I PURCHASED IT (THAT WAS LIFTING AND PEELING) OF WHICH I GROUND IT ALL DOWN AND PUT A GOOD FRESH COAT OF PRIMER, THIS IS DEFINATELEY A WORK IN PROGRESS AND IS TONS OF FUN AND HAS A TON OF POTENTIAL, THE INSIDE ONLY HAS 1 SEAT(ITS A RACING SEAT ON THE DRIVERS SiDE AND THE JEEP DOES COME WITH A SOFT TOP AND DOORS NOTHING SPECIAL BUT WILL KEEP THE MUD OFF YOU, IT ALSO HAS A 6 1/2 FOOT WESTERN PLOW THATS INSTALLED AND WORKING TOO THE BRAKELINES ARE RECENT AND THE BRAKES WORK THE FRONT GRAB A BIT QUICKER THAN THE BACK, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GREAT PROJECT THAT IS SIMPLY UNIQUE DROP ME AN EMAIL OR CALL ME @ 207-692-4568 IF I AM NOT AVAILABLE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND I WILL RETURN YOUR CALL IM ASKING $3500 CASH OR BRO I MAY CONSIDER PARTIAL TRADES OF A 4 WHEELER W/ A PLOW OR A 1990 0R NEWER WRANGLER OTHER TRADES MAYBE CONSIDERED ONLY THE SERIOUS NEED REPLY THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST”

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/1609101893.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Paradise, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

This looks like it’s a nice jeep.

“46 WILLYS CJ2A , FUEL INJECTED READY TO GO WHEELIN 35″X TERRAINS 9′ rear super 30 front new family cage , back seat , heater, good top ,too much to list $7500.00 O.B.O”

1946_cj2a_paradise

 
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1958 Truck Fort Jones, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks solid, but the pic is a way from the jeep.

“1958 4X4 WILLYS THIS TRUCK IS IN GOOD SHAPE. IT HAS A CHEVY V8. I HATE TO SELL IT BUT I REALLY NEED A TWO HORSE SLANT BUMPER PULL, OR SMALL STOCK TYPE TRAILER. I WANT $2,500 OBO OR WILL TRADE FOR THE ABOVE TRAILER OF EQUAL VALUE. I’AM OPEN ON THE PRICE AND WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS. ”

 
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1962 CJ-3B Leavenworth, Wa $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  Still Available

Here’s a good looking CJ-3B ready for the trails.

“This has been my willys for 20 years, have done full body and frame restoration.Early model Chevy 283 with Eldelbrock pefomer intake,matching 600 c.f.m. carburator. M/T valve covers.3 speed chevy tramsmission with adapter to stock 2 stick transfer case. Warn Industries full floating rear axle kit with lock-out hubs. 5:38 gears with open diffs. 33-12.50-15 tires. Electric fan and fuel pump,rear in frame fuel tank,boxed frame,after market fuse panel carries all eletrical,newer K-LINE top,NO RUST. tow bar, AND MORE.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1608691379.html

 
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1958 Truck L’Anse, Mi $3600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

Is this winch a Warn winch that is installed backwards?  I havent’ seen the housing on the right before.

“Price Reduced $3600 O.B.O 1958 Willys pickup, Runs and drives good, excellent condition for the year. If you are interested in it, just give me a call anytime. (906)201-2088. Thank You!

http://up.craigslist.org/cto/1609343854.html

1958_truck_lanse

 
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Gerald finds some Flat Fender Toys

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Gerald reports that Lego has put out some Toy Story Flat Fender Toys.  He found some other Lego flatties, too.

 
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Why read eWillys? For Amazing Deals like this one … CJ-3B **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Breatt reports this CJ-3B Sold.   I’ll keep this post around just to give people faith that there are still great deals out there!!

It was available for $1700.  It runs, it has on Overdrive, it is straight.  This won’t last the weekend.  It does have an L-head rather than an F-head though.  Kudos to Brett for spotting this one! If I had a trailer, I would have left tonight to go get this myself. Oh, this one’s painful ….

“This Jeep runs fairly well. Original motor and drive train. It has been driven 4 or 5 times a year for the past 10 years. $1700.00 OBO.”

 
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1964 CJ-3B springfield, Mo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

**SOLD**

Jim’s wife spotted this CJ-3B and sent him the link  (Jim suspects she wants another car .. those sneaky women!).  This looks pretty solid and stock, though it has some rust that rims the edges.

“This is a rare 1964 CJ3B”tall hood” Jeep. It came from Texas so very little rust. Has factory hard top. Starts and runs great, even stops good. $3500.00″

 
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Jeep Tracks Paskenta, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Tires and Rims, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

James found these unusual tracks last night. He gave the seller a call today, only to discover that while the Tracks were $400, the steering mechanism was going to be extra. These are about 500lbs a piece, so shipping is an unlikely option. You can learn more about these Tracks here: http://www.offroaders.com/tech/jeep/Jeep-Wagner-Trac-Tank-Tracks.htm

 
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Year? M-38A1 Cedar City, Ut $1099

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

This might be a good find.  This runs with the help of some starting fluid.  It is still 24 volt.  It probably doesn’t have a title.

“This a MB 24 volt system stock drive train with stock milatary wheels and lights…..this jeep ran and will still run if you jump it and a shot of starter fulid….I am not willing to get involed in starting it or messing around with it for the sake of selling it at this price….you need to be willing to look at it and take it away either for a project or parts….will trade for guns of the same value….just tell me what kind of guns rifle,shotgun or pistol it will just have the same value…..1 gun and cash whatever it is sold as is to the first person that comes to Cedar City with a trailer and picks it up.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=2217118

 
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1957 FC-170 Custom Motor Home Idaho Falls, ID **DEAD**

• CATEGORIES: Camping, FC150-FC170-M677, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Craig reports the following: “ It died a terrible death on the side of the highway sometime back. An electrical fire totally destroyed it. I believe that it was not under its own power at the time. (Being towed or trailered).

Someone put some serious work in this. It was listed at $3500

“22 foot motorhome built on a 1957 Jeep FC-170 chassis. This it a very unique and cool rig. Has Chevy 350, 4×4, 8000lb warn winch, propane furnace, A/C, duel fuel Onan 3500 watt generator that automatically starts when battery gets low, electric leveling jacks, oven, 4 burner stove, gas/electric fridge with small freezer, water heater, and a bathroom. Can sleep six.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=9578301&cat=&lpid=4

 
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The DJ-3A vs the DJ-3A Gala vs the DJ-3A Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, videos, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Bruce let me know that there were three different windshields sported by the DJ-3A:

1. The typical 3A type with the vent that opens up;

2. It also came with what is referred to as the 3B WS frame. That green jeep (see below) probably has it’s original WS frame;

3. The 3rd style is the ventilating WS frame that is similar to the 2a frame in
that the glass tilts outward. This 3rd type is very rare and I have only
seen one DJ with the 3rd style

OVERVIEW

I’ve been meaning to write this history of sorts about the DJ-3A ever since I received this information from Bruce last October.  Many thanks to Bruce for his tireless effort to understand the DJ-3A and his desire to share this information with the world-at-large.

I would still not consider this post finished, as I’m sure a few of you have some interesting details to add or correct.

THE GOAL:

My goal here is to take Bruce’s information and organize it in a way to make sense of this strange thing called the DJ-3A Dispatcher Gala Surrey Not-quite-a-CJ-3A colorful Jeep.   I want to differentiate between these three models — DJ-3A/DJ-3A dispatcher, DJ-3A Gala, and the DJ-3A Surrey — so that I can better evaluate these vehicles when I run across them for sale.

So, let’s begin:

One of the more confusing series of jeeps I’ve encountered are the DJ-3A, the DJ-3A Gala and the DJ-3A Surrey. However, thanks to both information from Bruce (who also supplied Derek Redmond with much of the DJ-3A Gala Surrey information and pics on the CJ-3B Page) and an article in the December 2009 issue of Vintage Truck Magazine, I *think* I have a much better feel for this topic.

Importantly, and for clarification, based on all the research I have reviewed, there appears to be no such thing as a DJ-3A Gala Surrey (and I’m as responsible as anyone for describing them that way).  The literature I have received from Bruce refers to either a DJ-3A Gala or a DJ-3A Surrey.  The Gala’s were promoted as Gala’s at the international resorts and Hawaii (which became a state in 1959, which might explain why this was being handled like an international sale).

THE DJ-3A & DJ-3A DISPATCHER:
The DJ-3A was introduced in 1955. It used the body style of the older CJ-3A, along with the L-134 engine. Unlike the CJ-3A, it came with either a column shift or top loader three-speed T-96 manual transmission. It was offered with many different body options including a soft top, hard top, or even a full van body.  Some of these body options made changes to the body necessary, including some that had no tailgates so the spare tire could mount in the rear.

Others, like the DJ-3A Dispatchers, had differently shaped passenger and driver sides to allow easy entry & exit of the vehicle (I assume those were the reasons).  With all these different body options, it is no wonder many of us, and yours truly as well, were confused about what constitutes a DJ-3A.

Thus far, everything I’ve learned suggests that there were no 4wd DJ-3A’s produced.  So, if you encounter a 4wd DJ-3A, it’s been modified.

Probably, the most distinctive, unique, and consistent body attribute of a DJ-3A is the large speedometer, similar to the CJ-5 and the post-1955 CJ-3B speedometers.  It was the only ‘low hood’ flat fender produced with the large speedometer.

EXAMPLES:

Below is a Convertible DJ-3A.  You can see the lack of 4wd in the front.  Click on the picture to see more pictures.  Though I thought the below windshield was from a CJ-3B, Bruce provided a correction to that statement.  He says some DJ-3As came with a 3B SW Frame, and he believes that’s what we are looking at in this pic.

Here’s an example from Chris of a DJ-3A without a tailgate.


Here’s a DJ-3A Dispatcher example (note cutout sides) with a tail gate:

And here’s another nice dispatcher with a top:

THE DJ-3A GALA:

In early 1959, the DJ-3A Gala was introduced and marketed to vacation locations in an attempt to offer rentable transportation solutions for vacationers visiting resorts.  According to the article below, the idea was the brain child of the Las Brisas Resort in Acapulco, Mexico, which painted a few jeeps pink and offered them to consumers.  Louis Yocich, a Willys dealer, spotted them and brought the idea back to the factory.  To this day, the Las Brisas resort and hotel still refers to itself as a ‘Pink and White Paradise” (see quality control comment).

MUCH MUCH More information.  This post was simply too big to put on the front page:

Continue reading

 
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1960 DJ-3A Surrey St. Louis, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $42,500

“This example in the rare colors of Cerulean Blue and Glacier White is probably the best completely restored example in the world. Everything has been done to the highest standards from the paint and chrome to the bright waterproof fabric upholstery and surrey top. The underhood presentation is exceptional and no detail has been ignored. Much more practical than a Moke or Jolly with legendary Jeep reliability this is a superb and entirely practical vehicle for bright summer days at the shore lake or ranch and will vie with Bentleys and Ferraris for pride of place in valet parking lots in Hollywood the Hamptons or South Beach. $42,500”