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4 Newer Aluminum Rims Flowery Branch, Ga $100

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

This is a good price on some unusual 5 x 5.5 rims.

“4 aluminum wheels that will fit ford, jeep or nissan, 5 on 5 and quarter, have all four in good shape, 10 in. wide, 15 in. wheels $100 770-540-6571”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/pts/1506813628.html

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1965 M-677 Columbia, MO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“Selling 5 of my babies; pandered, pampered vehicles.  This is a Jeep Kaiser M677 Forward Control truck; the M677 was sold to the U.S. military in the 1960’s; and this is one rare car.  Dashboard has a special plate stating this truck was for the U.S. Marine Corps; and that it is “U.S. Property.”  Forward Control Jeeps were pug-nosed, unique vehicles sold as pickups; this version was special for the military and equipped to be a high-torque troop carrier.  Check out “Forward Control Jeep” on google, or “M677″ if you want to learn more.

Two seats in the front, and a bench in rear; the canopy covered pickup bed had two wood slats on either side for another three personnel to sit on each side.  Owned for over a year; mileage is 5,149 miles and it is original, given the condition of the vehicle, original Cerlist 3-cylinder 2-stroke diesel engine, and the fact that this truck never saw military action.  Absolutely nothing cut, spliced, or modified on this truck.  Close your eyes and you might just smell napalm in the morning, somewhere along the Mekong Delta !  After military sale, this truck was sold to the civil park service or something, painted over the military green with a white coat, and gold on the inside.  Where the paint has flaked, you can see the original military colors on this truck.

This vehicle is probably best for the discerning buyer looking for a highly unusual and rare collectible.  There is a small and very supportive club; after I bought it, club members contacted me almost right away, and were super-supportive.  The truck ran when I bought it; and earlier in 2009, I had some work done on it (have all receipts), such as: rebuild injectors, rebuild fuel pump assembly, replace belts, hoses, change all fluids, replace engine mounts with new, repair driver’s side window regulator linkage, check brakes and bleed system, remove and clean radiator and fill with new fluid, and restore some non-working gauges which you can see in photos.  Fuel filters, thermostat and related items were replaced also.  Starting this car requires holding down the glow plug switch for at least a minute, then crank.  The manual transmission and clutch work fine; the transmission has a hi- and lo-mode; plus there is a 4-wheel drive stick; all gauges work.  The engine is in the cab, and unbelievably, there is a huge air filter in the cab also (with new air filter).  This truck is definitely a head-turner; have done up to 45 mph on the highway with it.  Tires are so-so, but hold air just fine.

Best thing about this truck is the purity and completeness.  Purity means all plates are still on it; including a couple on the door sill on passenger side.  Nothing is rusted through, or changed from original (other than the civil service white paint over the military colors).  Completeness means that all unique, impossible-to-find parts are on it; like the military lights, canopy, and Cerlist engine parts.  Very few, probably less than five, of these M677 trucks are still running in the U.S. with the original drivetrain, and this is one of them, or so I am told by the club afficianados, who are an absolute wealth of knowledge about M677 trucks.

Undercarriage has light rust only, nothing perforated nor even close to it.  Doors open and shut fine; there are four doors.  Drive and enjoy as is; or complete the body and interior restoration to make this a very unique show-piece that will easily hold its value.  They don’t make these anymore, and never will again. Drive to the local show, or hardware store, and enjoy the old-timers fuss about this vehicle; that alone is worth the price  Batteries are new; and I installed a 24 volt battery tender to keep them charged; the trickle charger is included, as is a small collection of parts, original shop manual, a new shop manual, a PDF service manual for the Cerlist engine, and related literature.  The car has a clean Missouri title, and was previously titled in Delaware (copy included).”

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Jeep Waterfall

• CATEGORIES: videos

I stumbled upon this cool waterfall.  Maybe some of you have seen something similar, but it’s the first time I’ve seen anything like it.  It seems like to me that if you arranged  a bunch of these in a row that you could create a 3D model out of falling water.

 
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Famous Life Lines Article/Ad

• CATEGORIES: War Images

I found this for sale on eBay (hence the text in the middle of it).

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Another Follow Me Jeep Pic

• CATEGORIES: War Images • TAGS: .

I found the original of this on eBay for sale (though the sale had expired).

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1946 CJ-2A St George, Ut $850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It appears complete, though the engine is updated.

“Great project jeep for a Willys lover!”

http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/cto/1507488270.html

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1958? DJ-3A? Elsinore, Ca $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

There’s been some changes to the dashboard.  This looks like it has a CJ-2A windshield.  I’m not sure what it is.

call 4 question 951-533-7845 ask 4 mike”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/1505334677.html

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Flattie Crawler Fayetteville, AR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This looks like an MB that’s been slightly modified.

“PROFESSIONALLY BUILT ROCK KRAWLER.. 52 WILLY’S JEEEP, CAN BE STREET LEGAL, COIL SPRING SUSPENSION, BEAD LOCK RIMS, 35X12.50 BF GOODRICH TIRES, DANA 30 AXLES, LOCKERS FRONT AND REAR, ELECTRIC BRAKES FRONT AND REAR, ON-BOARD AIR COMPRESSOR, RAMSEY 9000 WINCH, 4-POINT HARNESS, 4 SPEED, VERY NICE ROLL CAGE. HALF DOORS, BIKINI TOP,
FRESH 4.3 V6 ENGINE, ELECTRIC FANS AND CLUTCH FAN… MAKE ME AN OFFER OR INTERESTING TRADES!!!”

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1949 CJ-3A Columbia, Mo $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Obviously lots of updates to this jeep.  The body appears in great shape.

“For Sale: ’49 Willy’s CJ 3A, New body tub, Fenders, Windshield Frame, Tailgate, Chevy 4.3 V6 Fuel injected, Complete new painless wiring, new paint, new seats, gauges, completely undercoated, Dana 44’s, 488 gears, lockers Front/Rear, 350 automatic, completely rebuilt with shift kit, 38′ Swampers, new plus wheels. Placed 3rd in 2 cars shows. Serious inquiries only-573-424-7391 or glassmastersllc@ boardermail.com”

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/1495694131.html

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1946 CJ-2A Huntsville, AL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

I can’t tell if there is rust issues or if there’s dirt and scratched paint on the sides.

“1946 Willys Jeep . 4 cylinder chevrolet engine, buckshot tires, red with black bikini top. Everything works.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pelham, Al **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6850.

This looks nice.

“Nice vintage CJ2A flat fender Jeep with 225 V-6, 3 spd. trans, disc brakes, custom 6 point roll cage, Ramsey wench, custom rear bumper with break away spare tire and gas can holder, pistol grip shifter and Procomp 31 x 10.50 tires. Great Jeep, hard to find like this one. Serious inquiries only please”

 

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1948 CJ-2A Brandenburg, Ky $3300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It appears pretty stock.  Hard to tell much from the pic.

“ForSale 1948 Jeep Cj2A in very good condition, Runs good, Just need to be finished, Do to health I can not. I have most of the parts to complete. If you want more pictures or have any questions E-Mail or call Joe at 270-929-1464”

http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/1507448643.html

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1947 CJ-2A Leroy, Wv $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It runs and drives.  I can’t tell much from the pics.

“All original running gear four wheel drive needs master cylinder for brakes to work other than that runs and drives fine 4 cylinder flat head. Contact Ernest Rollins 304-927-1993.”

http://charlestonwv.craigslist.org/cto/1490798305.html

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1948 CJ-2A Albany, Or $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Here’s a jeep plus a ’43 body that looks in at least reasonable condition.

“This is a solid 1948 Jeep CJ2A. . Everything is there including a clear title…the frame is solid…does have a cracked windshield. This old Jeep would make a fine restoration project, which was my intentions however; I have too many other projects to give this great old jeep the attention it needs.Under cover for 4 years. Includes extra 1943 military tub which needs restoration. Seats reupholstered.  90% painted, major rust dealt with before painting. Some light surface rust from sitting.”

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/1505500387.html

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1953 CJ-3B Alexandria, La $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500

(10/12/09) Here’s a nice looking CJ-3B.  Rack and Pinion Steering?

“1953 Willys CJ B3 Jeep. 4 Cylinder; Manuel transmission. Gray interior and exterior. Has been restored. Runs good and drives good. Engine, running gear, brakes, all have been rebuilt. Rack and pinion power steering. I also have orginal steering parts, and it can be converted back to the orginal steering system. Tow Bar. All new: carb., fuel pump, starter, alternator, gas tank, gauges, electronic dist., tires. Questions call: 318-487-8121 or 318- 419-8120”

http://cenla.craigslist.org/cto/1463684574.html

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1946 CJ-2A Cliffield, Va $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  I thought it had been sold, but it’s still available..

(11/20/09) A restorer’s dream?  Well, it does look pretty stock, but I wouldn’t call it dreamy.

“A restorers dream come true. For Sale 1946 Willy’s Jeep, 4 cylinder flat head engine runs great, 3 speed manual transmission, still has the original 6 volt electrical system and all data plates are still attached, see pictures. Needs restoring and I don’t have the time or place to do this. Contact me at 276-988-4499 if no answer leave message and I will return your call. $2500 or best offer. Thank You.”

http://swva.craigslist.org/cto/1501734329.html

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1947 CJ-2A Miami Dade, Fl *Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Was $6500. *Status Unknown**

“1947 Willy Jeep 4weel drive no rust in very good condition.  not army type…”

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1957 CJ-5 w/Plow Plainsville, Ct $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This might make a good restoration project.

“1957 Jeep Willys cj-5 with hydraulic snowplow is in original condition. The jeep has been stored inside most of its life. It has a Hurricane f-head 134 14 motor with 6 volt system. It has a T-90 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 duel stick transfer case, Dana 25 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. Overall condition is very good for the age. This is a solid jeep Asking $ 3500.00 Call 860-890-1018”

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1504968672.html

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1947 CJ-2A Fergus Falls, ND **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  A reader reports this has sold.

It doesn’t look to bad compared to some I’ve seen today.

“1947 WILLYS $1000.00 O.B.O. Great shape for restoration. Body & frame very solid. Not much rust. What you see in the pics is mostly just missing paint. Not rust. Motor & Hubs had been rebuilt years ago. Hasnt been ran in a few years But use to run great. Needs gas tank & brake work. Dont think it would take much to get it running.Family lost interest in it & left it to me. ”

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1955 Truck Mount Vernon, Wa eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

This looks like a nice truck.

“Body: While this is not a gleaming show truck, it is a good looking and solid Willys pickup. The paint is quite presentable and the truck does look nice. As with any older paint job you will find the nicks, scratches and stains. I do not see any signs of significant rust, this is a very solid example of a ’55. If you are after perfection, look elsewhere. If you are after a decent truck that looks good, this could be your truck! Please take a good look at the photos as they are very representative of this truck. If after looking you would like more information please email or call us at 360-416-4995….”

View all the pics on eBay

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1952 CJ-3A Campobello, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

The truth in advertising here?  “1952 Willys Overland CJ-3A runs, drives, might stop.”  I can’t say I’ve ever seen a grille damaged quite like that.  Check out the gear shift in the third pic.  It’s also a mix of CJ-2A and 3A.

“Here’s the good: This vehicle runs well. -Starting is accomplished using the factory center foot pedal starter engagement. -The following have been replaced recently (last 4 months) -fuel tank, intake, exhaust manifold, intake valves, head gasket, spark plugs, points, condenser, master cylinder, filters, and oil. -the carburetor and fuel pump have been rebuilt recently. -starts, steers, shifts, rides fine.  doesn’t stop well right now. (wheel cylinders need rebuilding, i have the rear kits.) -transfer case works well and is twin stick case. (high/low and 2/4 wheel drive.)”

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oops .. Sorry for the downtime

• CATEGORIES: News

Apparently, there was a problem with the plugin that crashed the site.  Well, things are fixed now!  Hopefully, not too many people noticed!

– Dave

 
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1948 CJ-2A Ronald, Wa $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

(08/30/09) I’ve never heard of Ronald.  It appears to be next to Roslyn, Wa (the stand in town for the TV series Northern Exposure).

“48 Willys, original except for the 289 V8 and the front bench seat. $3000 obo. May trade for same value 2 horse slant load trailer. 360-808-5400”

http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/1504855869.html

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The Topeka Hiway Mower

• CATEGORIES: Machinery, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: I recently ran across an article discussing a pre-war Topeka Hiway mower built from Ford truck parts: http://www.farmcollector.com/tractors/mowing-tractor-zmbz14octzkel.aspx I haven’t looked any deeper into this information.

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This is Joe’s DiMaggio’s Topeka Mower in Wisconsin (see more pics here)

One source argues that the Topeka Hiway Mowers were built by ‘Shorty’ Meinhardt, who founded Meinholt Machine and Welding in Topeka Kansas. Shorty’s grandson Dean Fechter now runs the business. According to Meinhardt’s cousin, the first mower they built rolled over and broke Shorty’s back. But, that didn’t stop them from building more tractors.

Yet, according to at least one data plate, the Topeka Hiway mower was produced out of Irwindale, California, a product of the American Hoist & Derrick Company. Can anyone clear up the discrepancy between producers of the mower?

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According to Marty Henson in 2009 there were three versions of the mower:

I have kept records of all of the people I know who have these mowers and information about the style, age and attachments. So far I have found three distinct styles. The oldest style appears to date to the late 1930s and uses Ford-style sheet metal and running gear. Examples are owned by collectors near Seattle, Wash., and Hartsville, Tenn.

The second style closely follows a CJ Willys/Jeep and uses a Continental 4-cylinder flathead engine, 3- or 4-speed transmission, and Dana 18 transfer case. The mower attachments on these were either a sickle bar or rotary. I think later mowers of this style included a windshield. I have found two examples of the later style Topeka Hi Way mower. One was recently sold by the Montana Highway Dept., and the other is in Lyons, Colo.

Most, if not all, of the mowers were painted yellow. To date, I have recorded the names and addresses of 11 owners in eight states. Just today I added two more contacts. By including my previous letter in your magazine, you have generated many of my contacts. I’d like to receive information from your readers about anyone who has one of these mowers or knows where one might be found. Thank you for producing such a wonderful magazine and assisting me in researching the Topeka Hi Way mower.

Here are some examples of the jeep version of the Topeka Mower:

This was for sale in December of 2014:
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This one was for sale on eBay in Ohio in 2009 (see more pics here):

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This one was for sale in Baker City, Oregon, in 2010 for $400.

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From the CJ-3B Page.  There’s a second pic here with the windshield up.

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Here’s a fancy one from the Antique Tractors Page

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  1. Farm Collector Magazine
  2. My Tractor Forum
  3. Lesser known tractors
  4. CJ-3B Page
  5. Here’s a tractor called a Topeka, but looks different
  6. 1960 article about Topeka Mower
  7. Partial article from 1959
 
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1953 Topeka Hiway Mower **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Machinery, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“RARE WILLYS TOPEKA MODEL. ASSEMBLED IN TOPEKA KANSAS. ALL HYDRAULIC WITH POWER STEERING. HAS A CONTINENTAL FOUR CYLINDER INDUSTRIAL ENGINE WITH ABOUT 1100 HUNDRED HOURS. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, TWO WHEEL DRIVE, HIGH LOW RANGE, FOUR WHEEL IN AND OUT AND HAND THROTTLE FOR THE REAR HYDROLICS SUCH AS LOG SPLITTER, DISC ETC.  FOUR WAY PLOW, HEATER, WITH DEFROST AND REMOVEABLE CAB. GREAT FOR THE SUMMER ALSO. A SICKLE BAR OR ROTARY MOWER CAN BE ADDED ON THE RIGHT SIDE. HAS REAR HYDRAULIC REMOTES FOR ATTACHMENTS. TITLE NOT NEEDED AS ITS CONSIDERED AS A MOWER OR YOU COULD GET ONE AS IT HAS ALL THE STREET LEGAL ITEMS. NEW TIRES AND RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT.”

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