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A video with some early CJ-2 (not CJ-2A) video

• CATEGORIES: videos

Or forwarded this Israeli video that includes some great shots of early experimental CJ-2 flatties. Check out from :59 seconds until 2:18.  Watch a Willys wrangle cows and more ….

 
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Colin Provides Some Updates

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Colin provided a couple updates.  He’s got a new top for his Surrey and his son, Lee,  got their CJ-2A project running for the first time.

Colin writes, “I had a new top put on the Surrey.  Here are a couple of photos of it.  I also attached a couple of photos of our project 1952 CJ3A that is nearing completion. It has a CJ2A windshield and is now 12V with upgraded larger 11″ brakes.It still has the L-134 4 banger, but also sports an electric winch, custom built rollbar and custom bikini top.   These were taken the first time we fired it up..it ran like a Swiss watch!”

 
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Stephen’s Merry Christmas

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

A reader named Stephen is feeling quite Merry about this year’s Christmas after purchasing a CJ-2A project. Good luck and keep us updated!

 
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1949 CJ-3A Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1800

This might be a good price.  The seller needs to sell before Sunday.

“runs great might need a flywheel or starter no leaks 4×4 works great has tow bar 1949 jeep was $2500 now $1800 obo I leave for school on sunday and need this gone call for more info or pics ”

 
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1943/1971 Flattie Rancho Cucamonga, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

This appears in good shape.

“Registered 71 jeep; Rbuilt chevy 350 motor; Turbo 350 trans/ dana 44 posi;street legal power brake, power stering… please cal or text Will 909 9213888…. registered until jan2012”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/2132874616.html

 
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Year? GPW? Hermiston, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200 without the V8

(11/13/2010) That top looks like an old Sears & Roebuck Aluminum top, rather than a custom top.

“This is a old military jeep that someone has put an old ford flathead V8 in.Has some rust issues and a funkey homemade top.No title but the same guy has owned it since the beginning of time,comes with bill of sale.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Marsing, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000

(11/10/2010) For $3000, given all the upgrades, this appears to be a good price.

“1949 cj3a to many upgrades to list 4.3 ltr chevy v-6 hei, 4bbl,fender well headers sm420 chevy 4speed spicer 20 t case ,dana 30 front axle with disk front breaks with reverse spring shackles and axle truss like new 33 1050 wild country tires”

 
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From Jan-Willem de Boer and Roberto Flores

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings • TAGS: .

Here’s a great Holiday drawing!  You can see the full version at Jan’s website, http://www.jwdeboer.nl,  or via this link.


 
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1943 GPW Queen Creek, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1295.

This needs to be trailered.

“First cash (and trailer to tow) gets it!  1943 Ford GPW (similar to Willys MB)
All original parts (except engine)
Plenty of “F” script bolts
Clear title in hand (titled as 1945)
No emissions required due to age
Aftermarket fuel tank added
Has key and ignition

Not running swapped engine
Missing radiator
No top, doors, or seats
No serial numbers, “VIN” stamped in fender
Unknown miles
Fenders, hood, grille, and roll bar currently removed but included in sale

Started as classic rebuild project but ran out of time and money.
Last driven approximately 2 years ago. Garage kept since 2006.

Must sell ASAP.
$1249.00

YEAR:
I wasn’t certain of the year when I registered it with MVD. They guy I bought it from only had a Canadian title with no information. I guessed it was a 1945. I did a little more research and after talking to a few guys from g503.com, we determined it to be a 1943. Instead of dealing with MVD again, I just left it as is.”

 
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1959 FC-150 Stewartville, MN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I’m not sure this will be an ‘easy’ restoration, but this does appear solid.

“THIS IS AS RARE A FIND AS YOU CAN GET. WILLYS JEEP FORWARD CONTROLS PICKUPS WERE A PART OF AUTO HISTORY.  THEY MADE GREAT SNOW PLOWING MACHINES AND WOULD GO ANYWHERE YOU WANTED TO GO WITH THE FRONT WHEEL DRIVE. A LADY FARMER USED IT TO GET AROUND HER FARM IN HILLY AREA OF WISCONSIN AND ONLY QUIT DRIVING WHEN THE BRAKES QUIT WORKING. ENGINE RUNS GREAT AND IT ALL WORKS.  THE BODY IS NOT ALL RUSTED OUT, YOU CAN SEE ONE CUT IN THE LEFT REAR FENDER WHERE SOME RUST MADE IT WEAK.  OTHER THAN THAT IT HAS SOME LIGHT SURFACE RUST BUT OVERALL IT WILL BE AN EASY RESTORATION PROJECT FOR SOME LUCKYU WINNER.  OR JUST USE AS IS. THE PHOTO’S SHOW THE DOOR TOPPS ARE OFF BECAUSE I AM GETTING NEW GLASS MADE FOR IT.  ALSO WE HAVE LOTS OF SNOW SO TAKING PHOTO’S IS HARD RIGHT NOW.”

 
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1942 GPW Peoria, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

“the motor runs strong all the gears work 3 speed 4 weel drive brakes need to be done has a brand new master silnder brake pads are still good floor pan is good must sale moveing call or text 623 205 1588 will be willing to trade for lifted jeep with v8 or v6 jeep or street bike must run and be drive able send me pic thanks”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Hilmar, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Lots of updates …

“1954 Willys Jeep. It has a 4.3 fule injected chevy motor,sm465 4speed,power steering and more.  Must sell,I just bought a quad. $5000 OBO.”

 
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Year CJ-2A? Easton, Ct **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: SOLD … Was listed at $800

It might not be a bad price.

“WILLYS JEEP WITH PLOW AND ARTIC TOP. RUNS AND DRIVES, BUT CLUTCH SLIPS. NEEDS A LOT OF WORK TO MAKE ROAD WORTHY. SOLD WITH BILL OF SALE . NO TITLE. ”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Hermiston, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This appears pretty stock.

“This jeep is original except for a 12 v conversion.Has:134 flathead,t90,t18,25/44 axles, new tires,new seats.Has a little rust in toolbox.$5000.0”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Oak Harbor, Wa $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price bumped to $9500

(10/22/2009) Here’s a nice looking CJ-2A.

“All original 1947 CJ2A Jeep with some mechanical restoration but remaining stock. New wheels and tires added. Original wheels available. Engine and transmission are all original and in excellent condition. Body had no rust, was media blasted and painted original blue. Everything works well. It does not have a top, but they are available……call if you have questions or want to come by for a drive. Rich 360-678-3733, cell: 206-240-9434.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1433648217.html

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1951 Truck Griffin, Ga $14,900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(10/14/2010) This looks nice.

“Super rare 1951 Jeep Willys 4×4 Pick Up. Features: * 4 cylinder ‘F’ Head engine  * 3-speed manual transmission  * 4-wheel drive  * Stake sides on top of bed  * Side mount spare tire holder  * Side mount auxiliary gas tank  * All steel body  * Chrome front bumper  * Factory service manual. Restored to stock condition.

Good paint & body. Runs out strong! When was the last time you saw one? Will trade up or down for your antique, collectible, & special interest vehicles. Call Stuart @ 678-688-2121 for more info.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/cto/2129519410.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Dalton, Ga Trade (or Make offer)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price now $4000.

(12/13/2010) This seller provides a detailed overview of what he’d like to get and the pluses/minuses of the jeep.

“I know times are tough on every one now, so I thought I would set this out for a trade or sale to see what would be offered. I am looking for a NICE aircooled (pre-1980) VW Bus, Camper, Thing or Beetle. It will have to be NICE. I am also interested in a good late model passat stationwagon or Jetta 4 door, or NICE new beetle. I am a VW guy so I know what to look for, so no junk please. Any thing else, just let me know. I am not interested in any money from my end, but I’ll look at trades + Cash.

WOULD ALSO TRADE FOR A NICE MEDIUM SIZED TRACTOR (DIESEL, KUBOTA SIZED) AND IMPLEMENTS.

Ok about the Willys:
-Paint is GREAT (original color)
-Has a new Gas tank, and Tool box.
-Upholstery is great.
-Has a great Bestops top and new bows.
-Has a brand new Heater (aftermarket, w/ blower – needs the hoses ran, but the switch and power are all hooked up.)
-Has a GREAT aftermarket Tub (NO RUST).
-Has the original L134 Flat head engine, runs well.
-Has fairly new Kuhmo 16” 7ply AT tires with tubes on OEM rims.
-Trannie is supposed to be rebuilt as of 7K miles (new clutch at that time).
-Is 12v with the High torque starter.
-115 PSI on all cyl. / 12 PSI oil @ idle with hot oil (20 w/ cold).
-Front Disk Brakes – NEW Hardware. Back Brakes – New hardware.
-Has new front headlights and tail lights, WITH TURN SIGNALS!!!

In the past Month:
-New plugs, oil, oil filter, adjusted valves.

Comes with:
-New front pulley, current one works, just has a bent spot.
-New engine gasket set (head, side, intake / exhaust, water intake…) New oil pan gasket. – bought and never needed.
-New fuel pump. Has an electric one installed now that works, but in case you wanted to go back to an OEM look.
-Has a 1 wire Altenator and all new wiring.

OK, there are not alot of “bads”, but here they are:
-It leaks oil. not alot, but around the oil pan at the front it drips. not alot, but it will “mark it’s spot.” It has a few other “drips”, but nothing other than a light drip every so often .
-It needs a front driver’s hub oil seal. This is the one that goes around the ball that the stearing turns on. – This leak is pretty good and should be addressed before going of road.
-Engine is LOUD, it has a small exhaust leak (seal blown at exhaust manifold at down pipe…)and sounds like an old engine. This ain’t a modern car. If your expecting a 2009 TJ, this ain’t it.
(engine has great Oil Pressure and has good compression…)
-Engine could use new points / condensor. I do not use points on my VW’s, (Petronix) so I hate messing with them. I have set the points and it runs good, but the timming light is jumpy about 3*.(New Distributor with petronix = $125 and never worry about it again….)

Any way it is a GREAT looking / Running Jeep that has lots of potential.
Not alot of Flat fender Jeeps around and not a lot that are ready to get in and drive.

I have been Honest in my presentation of this Jeep, please be honest in your descriptions of your trades. This will save us both some time.
Thanks,
KC
706 – nine eight zero – 5313.
I have more photographs, but do not waste my time.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/2130460357.html

 
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Santa’s Sleigh Got Stuck Last Night

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

It seems Santa had to turn to an Orange CJ-2A to complete his duties last night.  I’d like to give credit for the brave soul who snuck out and captured this photo; however, the reader(s) didn’t leave their name. (Actually, this photo came in from two different email addresses, neither of which had a name).  I guess they were concerned they’d get some coal in their socks?

We’ll just call this wiki-leak-like photo a Santa-Leak!

 
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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