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C.W. McCall — Wolf Creek Pass

• CATEGORIES: News

Yesterday I played basketball, like I do most days of the week.  Before we got started, one of my basketball chums asks me if I’ve had any major injuries from basketball, which is normally a segway for the other person to tell me about their injuries. Fortunately, he’s a likeable guy and I new he’d have a couple good stories.

So, I tell him that when I was 20 I had a major sprain on my left foot and when I was 40 I had a major sprain on my right foot.  Otherwise, I’ve had the normal jammed fingers and such, but nothing else major … I’ve been pretty lucky I tell him.

After he gives me the complete run down on his major scars and basketball-related deformities, he asks how old i am.  I tell him 44.  He says, that I don’t look that old.  I wasn’t surprised by that statement; I get that a lot.  And, it’s working out well now, but when I was younger, say 20, I looked about 11.  That wasn’t so good ….

I bring up my age because, back in the day, we used to have these vinyl things we called records.  Now, this was before iTunes, before iPods, before CDs,  before boom boxes and even before Sony Walkmans.

It is true, I actually remember the day my cousin, for his 16th birthday (I was 16 at the time too) got a Sony Walkman II for his birthday.  It was 1981.  These were high-end, expensive devices.

It was soooo cool!  You could put a cassette tape in it and listen to music through high quality ear phones.  It was wicked!  The sound was amazing!  I wouldn’t say I was green with envy or jealous beyond reason, but I sure would have liked to have gotten one of those myself.  Anyway, I digress ….

I bring all this up because Gerald emailed me this morning, asking me if I remembered a singer named C.W. McCall and his album Wolf Creek Pass? He asked me this because he had just ran across some Youtube videos of Wolf Creek Pass, which aren’t ‘video’s’ so much as they are ‘audios’.

You see, this was before MTV, too.  And, despite whatever propaganda you might have heard, God didn’t create MTV on the 7th day.  No, I might be old, but I’m not so old that I remember hearing a Big Bang, yet am old enough to remember the launch of MTV, which might not have been a big bang, but was accompanied by a lot of noise.

That was when they used to play music videos on MTV, all day and every day, 24/7. This was when we skipped the occasional high school class or two to go watch MTV — yes truly rebels without a cause.  Ok, as you have probably already guessed, I never ran with the Lost Boy crowd or anything close to it.

Now, I speak of all these music references as if I’m some kind of audiophile; but I confess to never have been cool or hip enough to own much music.  When records were cool, I only owned a few.  When cassette tapes were all the rage, I was still listening to dad’s 8 track  John Denver albums (all 2 of them) — and that was only on trips to Idaho, as the only 8 track tape player was in our motor home. Well, there was also the Paint Your Wagon 8 track tape as well, which I memorized and can still sing pretty well to this day.

Of course, now that 8 track tapes might actually be cool again, I no longer have any 8 track tapes; I no longer own any cassette tapes; I might have a total of 10 CDs; my 15 year old son not only owns, but knows more about 80s music now that I ever did; But, I still own one record, one piece of vinyl, carefully stored at my parents house — C.W. McCall’s Wolf Creek Pass in its original Cover.

I remember the evening dad brought it home.  This was the first, and last, music dad ever brought home for me.  If I remember correctly, he didn’t even buy it, but rather won it somehow.  I’d never heard of the album nor C.W., but dad said there was a song about four wheel drive on it, about jeeps.  I put it on the record player and, sure enough, it was as close to a Jeep song as I was likely going to get.  I played that album more times than it deserved, because, no offense to Mr. McCall, but it wasn’t really very good.  No matter, though, I enjoyed it — as did Gerald, who played the title song ‘Wolf Creek Pass’ at his wedding. Perhaps only then did Gerald’s wife really understand what she was in for!!

So, for your listening pleasure, Gerald and I present a couple of C.W. McCall’s songs:

Four Wheel Drive:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0461zognANQ

Classified:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wmhOFvMiOM

 
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Kaiser Era Commercial with FCs and other Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: videos

Dave spotted this Kaiser Era Commercial that was uploaded to Youtube by Brendan, who runs this-old-jeep.com.  Brendan has found and uploaded a variety of similar videos also. Here’s the commercial:

 
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1963 DJ-3A Navy? Mount Pleasant, Il **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

“1963 Willys US Navy jeep, DJ3A, 25,000 original miles, completely restored, rebuilt engine, drivetrain, brakes, new tires, new canvas top/seats, hitch on back, new grey/black paint with US Navy markings on hood, jeep originally came from military base in Virginia, with original Navy Dept. plaque on dash, 3 speed column shift, NO rust, drives great, would be great for driving around, for showing, or for re-enactments. $12000 “

 

 
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1952 CJ-3A? Tyler, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2850

“1952 Willy’s Jeep. Was used mainly for hunting. This Jeep has 2 high rise seats mounted on the back, they can be removed. Motor was rebuilt in1995,all new seals & fluids, new starter, tires in 2008. Asking $2850.00 considering I’ve found this model of Jeep priced more but will negotiate for the right price. This Jeep would be great for hunting, farm use or possible restoration. Please only serious inquiries.”

 
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1961 CJ-5 Albany, Ga $5995 — Quail Hunter

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Here’s a jeep modified for quail hunting.

“1961 WILLYS JEEP CUSTOM FITTED FOR QUAIL HUNTING. THIS JEEP HAS BEEN TOWED MOST OF ITS LIFE TO QUAIL PLANTATIONS. I AM THE SECOND OWNER AND THE JEEP HAS LESS THAN 10,000 MILES ON IT. ROUTINE MAINTENENCE HAS BEEN PERFORMED SUCH AS RECENT TUNE UP ON THE FACTORY 4 CYL, NEW TIRES, AND FUEL TANK HAS BEEN DRAINED AND MAINTAINED. THE REAR IS EQUIPED WITH HIGH MOUNT SEATS FOR QUAIL HUNTING OR OBSERVATION RIDING ALSO DOG BOX IS INCLUDED WHICH WILL HOLD 3 TO 4 DOGS AND STORAGE TRAYS . SERIOUS FOLKS ONLY NO SCAMS. CALL BOBBY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM EASTERN TIME ONLY PH# 229-809-0708.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/rvs/1649514603.html

 
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Year? Truck Marengo, Oh Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

I’m not sure what is in the bed of the truck.

“THIS IS 1 COOL RIDE 6 CYL FLATHEAD RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS GREAT THIS IS A MUST SEE FEEL FREE TO COME SEE AND TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE THANKS FOR LOOKING MAKE ME SOME TRADE OR CASH OFFERS THANKS AGIAN”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/bar/1651049713.html

 
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2 M100 Trailers Statesville, Nc No Price

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Here are two trailers.

“Two M100 trailers one 395 and one 595,Both pull good, use or restore.Thanks Jeep MB GPW M37 marine navy willys ”

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/for/1642556819.html

 
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1951 M-38 New Jersey $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

The seller says this jeep was bought in crates and put together in 1980.  That’s certainly an unusual story.

“1951, All stock except, wipers, blinkers, rear backup light,, vinyl seats, vinyl top and roll bar. car was purchased in crates and assembled 1980, mileage 2500 miles, car has not been driven in 2 years.”

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/1647638748.html

 
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1957 CJ-5 West Ossipee, Nh $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Here’s a no rust, nicely stock early CJ-5.

“1957 Willys CJ-5 Jeep. Good running condition. No rust ( had been previosly professionally repaired ). Has no top and the seats are not original. Great summer vehicle !
Please call for more info 207-717-6112.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/1645509747.html

 
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2 CJ-5s Hillsboro, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

The parts jeep looks like it might have battled a car compactor; it’s pretty beat up.

“I have for sale two Willy’s jeeps. Yellow jeep is a 1956 has a nice tub. runs and drive has no brakes. Red and green jeep hasn’t run in awhile still turns body is rough, has a plow and hard top? both jeeps are powered by a four cylinder flat head engine and also have a spare engine to go with them. make a nice project just don’t have the time to get to it. Like to sell as a package. $3,000.00 or Best offer.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(02/21/10) I’d like to see more pics of this.  It’s worth a look at this price.

“I have cut the price on my 1947 Willys jeep!!! It needs a little TLC, but is a steal at the this price!!! My Willys was painted a year ago, it has dana 44’s, rancho susupension, fiber glass tilt frot end, full tow package, and power steering, and power breaks…”

 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Big Island, Hawaii $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

Plenty of stainless on this jeep to make it shine.

“1953 WILLY JEEP CJ3B HIGH HOOD. JEEP HAS A 1978 3.8 V-6 BUICK ENGINE AND A MUNCIE 21 TRANS. RUN STRONG. POWER STEERING. NEED SOME BODY WORK. 8 MONTH BACK ON TAX. NEED ONE TIRE. $4000. 333-4603”

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/cto/1617485877.html

 
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1954 Truck Rod Selma, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500

(03/15/2010) Here is an old school Rod.

“i have decided to sell my rat rod project.its a 54 willys with 2 1/2 ton izuzu box truck axles.it has the stock frame modified.toyota 4×4 steering box and tilt colum,1972 running 350 motor,1972 turbo 350 trans,around a 373 8000 lb rear end,the truck needs finished.im losing interest in it.it has the removible roof cap to run topless if you want to.needs ,front end finished,wiring,brakes,drivshaft,fuel lines,and glass and also needs a bed but mite have one soon to go with it it is low and long.i will trade this for a chevy muscle car pre 72 or a cool old school chevy truck pre 72 or ?.the more work i do the more the price will go up.im just trying to recoupe some of my money.call 541-660-2202 or email for more info or pics.”

http://medford.craigslist.org/bar/2274318369.html

 
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6 Jeeps (at least 1 is a CJ-3B) Corinna, Me $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Jeeps still available

(02/23/2010) There might be some value here.

“I have 6 jeep willys dated about the 40’s or 50’s.One is running.All the drivetrains and motors are there.$1800 for the lot!Call 278-2441 2 jeep tubs too $300 each”

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/1647245093.html

 
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Builds: Gary makes great progress on his CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

When we last checked in with Gary, he’d just bought this CJ-5 off of Craigslist.  Well, Gary’s been busy this winter getting his Jeep ready for fun this year.  He’s got some work left, but his progress looks great.  Thanks for sharing!

 
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1964 FC-170 Lisbon, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **Sold** Was $2750.

“1964 FC-170 4×4 truck 3/4 ton, 6 cyl hurricane engine, 3 speed standard transmission, good body, good floors , great front cab corners, good title, great windshield, 9 foot steel bed, complete, runs, needs brakes bled out, 2750.00”

 
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Engine Serial Number Question

• CATEGORIES: News

John spotted a flattie with an engine that has a serial number we don’t recognize.  You can see the pics below. As far as we both can tell, the engine should start with a “J” rather than a “V”.  Anyone know why?

 
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1960 CJ-5 Englewood, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

I’ve got a couple good guesses as to why the battery isn’t charging.  Both are a cheap fix.  This might be a good price.

“I have decided to sell my jeep willys. Its a 1960 with a 302 v8 engine in it. The engine is good but needs the cooling system worked on in it.For this I would prefer for someone to trailer it home due to overheating. It does have a few oil leaks which is typical for a jeep 50 years old. The body is in great shape with very little rust (like 5%) The interior is complete with newish seats and all gadges work. There is an electrical issue with the battery not staying charged but it should be an easy fix. Ive just lost interest and want a bike. This is a great jeep and would be an awesome project for someone with some time and very little money to invest.”

 
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Late model CJ-2A Modesto, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $3500. **SOLD**

This looks good and includes a winch and overdrive.  It appears mislabeled as a 1942.

“V-6 Buick engine, overdrive, 8,000 lb. winch, all new suspension, beefed up drive line, good also as a tow-behind.”

 
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Year CJ-3B Polson, Mt $2500 — Hmmmm

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This is a ‘real nice’ ‘CJ-5’ that has no wheels.  It needs seats.  The exhaust manifold is cracked.  It’s got the ‘factory’ 4 inch lift.  Do you suppose this was parked on the hill before or after they took the wheels off?

“Hey. I’ve got this AMC Jeep CJ5 that i’m trying to get rid of cause my wife says ive got to many vehicals and she needs the money for her asthma medication. Its real nice has the odometer shows 83000 but i think it has rolled over about once. As you can see there arent any tires but wheels shouildnt be too hard and expensive to find. for an extra 400 bucks and can throw in set. Im not sure of the year cause i dont have the title but i know its got the AMC 258 inline six so that might narrow it down. My brother had it running last summer but we never drove it on the highway cause i put the rims and tires on my pickup. its got its small issues but since these are getting hard to find its a very good deal. needs seats. the exhaust manifold is cracked and i think it needs the carb cleaned. its got the factory 4 inch lift and the brakes work. Let me know if you want to come have a look at it.
thanks ray.”

http://montana.craigslist.org/pts/1650138319.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Washoe Valley, Nv $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might be a good price, depending on what needs help.

“Runs but needs help.  comes w/2 spare grills,2 fenders,hood,4 spare tires on rims.  Call Me 775-200-8447”

http://reno.craigslist.org/rvs/1649810976.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Denton, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

“1949 Willys CJ3A Jeep with a clear Texas title in hand. The body is in great condition with little rust. The toolbox is solid and not rusted through. This was to be a restoration but I don’t have the time to complete it and I’m wanting it to go to a good home to be completed. It is a runner and can be driven. It has a long list done to it already and parts waiting to be installed … All new parts were purchased through Walcks4wd.com and the motor was rebuilt on March 3rd 2010. It is a driver and is in good shape. The transmission is in good shape. The transfer case has some slop in one of the levers but works fine. It’s at the point of needing disassembly, cleaning, painting and reassembly. This is a great restoration project and requires very little in new parts to complete it. I am asking $5000 negotiable. I have much more than that in it already. This really is a good deal.”

 
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1960 CJ-5 Tulsa, Ok $2350

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This sure looks good for the price.

“1960 Willys CJ5– GREAT CONDITION for a 60’s model ! Front PTO winch. original 4cyl motor. $2350 OBO ! Needs a good home ! MAke me an offer I cant refuse ! 918-476-5246 h 918-694-4948 cell John”

http://joplin.craigslist.org/cto/1649810481.html

 
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1951? M-38a1 Sutton, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,900.

It looks good from a distance. Not a 1951.

“I restored this 1951 Willys Military Jeep with M100 trailer to original condition. Many new parts; brakes, wheels, shocks, exhaust, glass, canvas, seats, new rebuilt engine, transmission, differential, paint, electrical, lights, fording equipment, etc. The jeep is registered and has a clear title. I  won a trophy for the class at a local car show this past fall. I would like to sell the jeep and trailer as one unit for $19,900.”

 
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Fiberglass flattie on CJ-5 Frame Columbiana, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $4500.

This looks nice and has a number of additional mods not listed, including the updated column, swing pedals, and more.

“Willys Cj3a Jeep on 72 Cj5 frame,fiberglass body.V6 4-brl,4-speed. 3 tops, 1 full 2 bikini 2 inch lift with 33 inch tires.Runs great.”