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How I Wrap Christmas Presents

• CATEGORIES: News

One year, I wrapped all the presents using gold and silver aluminum foil into all kinds of shapes.  Another year, I wrapped presents using only recyclable materials.  This year, I made some jeeps and cars :-).  As you can see, I don’t take wrapping too seriously.

Happy Holidays All .. I’ll have my kids for the next week (starting tomorrow morning), so updates will be occasional and arbitrary.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Nashville, TN**SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2700

“Reduced $500. 1947 Willy’s CJ2A. I purchased this jeep about twenty years ago. 4 cyl L-134 engine starts and runs good. Converted to 12 volt. Partial list of new parts in recent years includes New Solex carb,(still have old carb) New brakes on all four wheels including master and wheel cylinders, gas tank, timing gear, plug wires, head gasket, thermostat, water pump, and battery. Rebuilt Starter. Tires are balanced and ready for you to drive home with no bumping. Next project is to repair minor rust, sand and paint. Just arrivedsd still in the box. 2 new Smittybilt lowback seats ready to be installed”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Plantsville, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

This is a rough CJ-3A.

“Selling a 1952 CJ-3A. I bought to use as a plow jeep for the parking lot but no longer need it. It runs and drives. four wheel hi and low work. Brakes dont work. The insulated aluminum artic top is in great shape. There is a dent in the back corner, the window glass is all intact and the windows slide open easily. There doesnt appear to be any cracking that I can see at the corners or roof which is common. The data tag on the drivers door can be clearly read. The tool box bottom has a sheet of aluminum over it so it looks better from above than underneath. The tub is in very rough shape. It comes with extra parts shown in pictures.”

 

 
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1948 Truck Mason, Mi $3200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Here’s a modified truck that looks pretty good.

“1948 Willys pickup built on a 1985 Ford Bronco II. Ford 2.8 liter V6 with power brakes and power steering. 4WD, 4 speed manual, sun roof. Since earlier listing have had frame welded and replaced bucket seats with a bench seat, making it much more comfortable for taller drivers. Recently had engine tuned up, new starter and fuel pump. Less than 1700 miles on front brakes. Starts and runs well. Single owner, clear title. Actual mileage unknown.

This would is a good hobby truck that technically doesn’t need anything, but could stand some improvements here and there as time and money allow. Paint is fair, with a few points flaking off, especially on the roof. Tires are fair and not in need of immediate replacement, but a new set of larger wheels would look better. Previous owner created wood tailgate, but the original Willys tailgate is available – it is solid but needs work. The wood pickup bed could be replaced. The radio is old and should be replaced along with new speakers. Carpet is OK but eventually could be replaced, with floor / firewall insulation added. Doors could be better aligned and have weatherstripping replaced.

The truck has vintage, rugged Willys looks but with more modern amenities. I am only selling because I bought another ’48 Willys truck. No trades.”

http://lansing.craigslist.org/cto/2126897859.html

 
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2 1946 CJ-2As Sacramento, Ca $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of parts.

“Two 1946 Willys: $2000. One is unassembled and complete except for motor and seats. This one had a small block chevy at one time, frame is boxed and mounts reinforced. The assembled one is complete except for seats. There are three windshields frames between them. One good title. Trailer not included. $2000 OBO 916-717-7290”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2126497384.html

 
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1942 MB Mohave County, Ca $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

The seller must sell this project.

“Nice jeep, a bunch of custom stuff done to it, new paint, ok tires, looks likenew diamond plate all around, roll bar, custom red eucaliptus wood dash, ( very nice) and new VDO guages. new pertronix ign. new carb, orig 4 cyl engine, runs nice. needs to be finished. bill of sale only, car is clear and out of system. can’t finish, losing home and must sell. Open to offers but don’t be an idiot. thanks”

http://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/2127877473.html

 
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Mobile Orientation Unit — Fritz Kaeser

• CATEGORIES: Features, War Images

Originally published in January of 2010″

In the two photos below, photographer Fritz Kaeser captured this Mobile Orientation Unit presentation on June 28, 1945, near Cividale, Italy (at least that’s the assumption as Cividale is scribbled on the back).  I did a search on “Mobile Orientation Units”, but didn’t have any success learning more about them.  Fritz ran a studio in Wisconsin before World War II and then headed to the Western U.S. after the war, photographing the American Southwest and the Rocky Mountains.  These photographs are a part of Denver Library’s Western History Collection.

This photo shows the Tenth Mountain Division Information and Education’s Mobile Orientation Unit’s jeep-top stage parked in the middle of a grassy field during a discussion of the Pacific campaign. Pfc. Bob Wright (left) and Sergeant Ed Curry sit at tables atop the stage. Behind them is a banner with a map of Japan and the slogan: One war, one world. A jeep trailer contains a sound system and two loudspeakers, a third loud speaker is on the other side of the stage.  http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00200148+TMD-148

In the photo below, the Tenth Mountain Division Information and Education’s Mobile Orientation Unit holds a discussion of the Pacific campaign and invasion of Japan with soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division’s Quartermaster Battalion. T/4 Theodore “Ted” Lockwood uses a portable microphone amid the audience. http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00200149+TMD-149

 
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Sunbelt Auto Museum Las Vegas, Nv

• CATEGORIES: Museums

The Sunbelt Antique and Classic Automobile Company & Museum at Las Vegas, Nevada, has several Willys.  I think you’ll find the last one most interesting …

First, we have this beautiful 1946 Wagon:

Here we have a couple pics of a 1948 Jeepster:

And now we have this beautiful ‘1943 Military Jeep’ …. Seriously, here’s the sign!  Sure lookings like a militarized CJ-2A to me.  See more pics as well. I sure hope they didn’t pay too much for that!

 
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1949 CJ-2A Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1995.

(01/26/2010) Looks good.  The seller notes this has a 3A body.

“1949 Willys CJ2A with 3A body. Awesome working condition, a workhorse for your place or a toy for the woods!
*** Only third owner!
*** Converted to 12 volt
*** Complete with 8,000 lb. WARN winch
*** Military non-directional tires and spare with less than 200 miles on them
*** Bestop black vinyl top with nylon zippers
*** Lots of extra parts — transmission boots, engine mounts, etc.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A LaConner, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer

UPDATE:  **SOLD**

“Willys Jeep cj2a-mechanically good, body fair to good. Has a cj3a windshield installed, comes with but not installed rollbar assy, sidesteps, no top but a new all weather cover,it has later cj 15 inch wheels and almost new m&s tires (also comes with 5-16 inch jeep wheels), all 4 new springs (mounted on another Jeep but never ran), front hubs, diamond plate rear body covers (not installed) a really nice tow bar and towing lights plus lots of other Jeep parts.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cropwell, Al $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This might be a good price.

“Runs good, i drove it around town before it got t o cold. Everything works but a couple of the gauges and brake lights. I’ve put everything from plugs and wires to carb. rebuild, bearings in the front end, hoses and belts, lights. Gas tank rusted out so i put a plastic one in for now. I have the windsheild just hadn’t had time to put it in. Email me at jrmycone@yahoo.com for more pics”

http://bham.craigslist.org/cto/2124817921.html

 
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1944 MB Cottonwood, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

I’m not sure what part of this project is the project part.

“1944 Willy’s Jeep. 283 Chevy with a 3spd. Great project! Asking $1500.

 
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1942 GPW Mobile, Al **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE:  A reader bought this “awesome” GPW. He will send us pics and update as he restores it. You can view it here.

No pics provided.

“f-script ford gpw,will be for a restoration project,all orignal parts,f-stamped on bolts seats,and frame,bumpers,spare tire carrier,etc..”

 
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1955 CJ-5 Oklahoma City, Ok $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It might be the carb or a fuel pump.  I suspect the problem is cheap to solve.  This might have little or no rust.

“1955 Jeep CJ5. 4 cyl “F” head engine, manual transmission and 4 wheel drive. It is mechanically in good condition other than a current carburetor problem that allows it to start but not continue to run. It is currently in storage near Alva. but is priced F.O.B Oklahoma City. Asking $1500, or make offer. 405-833-7217″

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/2125665986.html

 
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1950 M-38 Kansas City, Mo $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The price is a bit high on this project.  However, what interests me is that this appears to be a M-38 body, with the exception of a battery box.  And, this doesn’t appear to be a replacement body to me.

“1950 Willy’s Jeep CJ – 3A Serial #49445; Runs Great Needs Body Work; 3500.00 or Best Offer.”

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2126041009.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B eliasville, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7000.

This has some updates.

“1953 modified willy’s jeep with chevy 327 w/four barrel edlebrock carb. dyna four wheel drive and berg-werner four speed trans.”

 
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1942 Greek-Converted MB Brunswick, Oh $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual

Bob spotted this unusually modified MB.  The seller believes this was converted by the Greek Army.

“Converted by Greek Army to re-coilest rifle carrier, ammo mounts in tact, 3 out of 4 combat wheels,solid body with surface rust, does not have motor but does have original running gear-motors available. please call- 216-287-3582”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/2091998420.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Point Charlotte, Fl $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.  Sounds rough.

“1947 willys jeep . runs good has orig 4 cyl engine and transmission. not pretty . good woods buggie, no brakes ..needs wheel cylenders on the back ..1500.00 or trade for aircooled vw bug or bus…9414681223…dj”

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/cto/2123083630.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Nicholasville, Ky $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This looks to have a replacement body.

“1948 Jeep Willy’s CJ2A. This jeep has been fully restored around 10 yrs ago. It had 10,000 dollars put into it. It is in extremely good shape and virtually rust free. The paint is still in excellent shape. It has been converted over to 12VDC so as to make it easier to start, especially in cold weather. It has a flathead 4cyl, and runs excellent. The 4 wheel drive works great and shifts smooth. The gear ratio is 5:38. It has been stored indoors. The only trades I am interested in would be a 3/4 to 1 ton 4X4 truck either chevy, gmc, or dodge. Of equal value.

If interested please call Mike at 859-797-3830 or Bill at 859-797-1411 NO CALLS AFTER 9:30PM.”

http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/2123230044.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Cleves, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

This looks stock and rough.

“Old Army style Jeep. Has plow with hydraulics. Needs carb cleaned and hoses replaced to make run. I bought to use this winter but am not putting the time forth to work on it.”

 
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Year FC-150 Wakefield, RI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

“THIS IS A FORWARD CONTROL JEEP, 4-WHEEL DRIVE WITH PLOW.  I THINK IT IS FROM THE 1960’S. NOT SURE IF IT RUNS.   HAS PLENTY OF POTENTIAL TO RESTORE. VERY RARE FIND!!! ALL COMPONENTS ARE THERE. BOUGHT REAL ESTATE AND THIS WAS LEFT IN THE GARAGE.   OLD TIMER USED IT TO PLOWTHE LOT. DOES NOT HAVE NOT HAVE A TITLE OR ANY DOCUMENTATION, NO WARRANTEES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED”

 
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Year CJ-2A Somerton, Az $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It doesn’t run.

“jeep willys 4500 obo hasnt run in a year call 9289414439 or text 9282460859”

http://yuma.craigslist.org/cto/2124383778.html

 
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1942 MB Fresno, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD**  was priced at $2000.  This is a no-glove-box slat grille MB.

Dexter forwarded the pics and noted, “This guy sent me lots of pics. It’s an early slat without a glovebox. The engine number is I10885, which puts it in the “no glovebox category.” The 10,885th slat made.”

“1942 willy’s Jeep L134 engine runs & drives.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/2122680972.html

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1947 CJ-2A Pasco, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

(12/10/2010) The head is off, but this sure looks solid.

“This jeep is all original.Most of its life has been in eastern washington,so there is very little rust.The engine head is off because of a bad head gasket.”

 
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Year? Veep Marietta, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9250.

(08/26/2010) According to the seller, this is a factory built Veep.  This is one of the nicer Veeps I’ve seen.

“This is a factory built Veep. They were built from 1979 to 1981. It is an all metal CJ3 body on a really tough square tube chassis with all VW running gear. Really well done and well constructed. Drives smoothly like a VW and not like a jeep CJ3. It is the ultimate ride for street or off road. Would make a great hunting buggy. Will go most anywhere without much effort. I have owned the veep for over 20 years and it has always been stored inside. The bottom of the car is as clean as the top. It has a soft top, frame and doors. The car was appraised about a year ago for insurance purposes at $12,200.00. I am asking $9,250.00 for the car and will look at all offers. Need the storage space.”