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Colombian Roller Coaster at the Parque Del Cafe

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

An article about the impact of the Coronavirus on Colombian theme parks led me to this recently opened jeep-themed roller coast at the Parque Del Cafe (which translates into the Coffee Park). It underscores how nuts Colombian’s are about jeeps!

The park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colombia. In 2017 it attracted more than one million visitors. The name of this particular roller coast is the Yippe, likely a play off of the Yipao bean/jeep culture. It opened in late 2018 as best as I can tell.

I imagine this video was created during the testing/building phase:

Here are some pics:

 

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Electric Motor Built into a Chev V-8 Block

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve shared this unusual modification. This experienced hot rodder built an electric motor into a V8 block to make it look like a traditional engine. To improve the engine’s range, he installed a V8 into the bed of the truck which will power a pair of generators.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/hot-rodders-hybrid-1936-pickup-hides-an-electric-motor-inside-a-chevy-small-block-v8/ar-BB13wvKB?ocid=spartanntp

The build:

 
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1943 Photo of Football Players Pushing Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Below is a press photo of the ‘push-a-war’ photo in the original 2014 post on eBay

View all the information on eBay

“1943 Press Photo Camp Joe T. Robinson, football players push a jeep for training. This is an original press photo. A new use for the versatile jeep is shown here. The jeep is being substituted for a charging sled. Captain C.R. Goodwin, Special Projects Officer of the 66th Div. soon at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, is getting a “ride” while directing the training of a gridiron team which is part of the camp’s athletic program. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 11-15-1943.

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Original Post February 2014: I stumbled up a collection of photos from the Signal Corps Collection in Record Group #111, Still Picture Branch, National Archives at College Park, MD: http://www.history.army.mil/photos/WWII/Preps/WW2-Prep.htm

This photo seems to show the opposite of a tug-a-war. It’s a push-a-war!

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THE CAPTION FROM THE SITE READS: Training. Football Training in the Army. A new use for the versatile jeep, as it’s being substituted for a charging sled. Capt. C. R. Goodwin, Special Projects Officer of the 66th Division at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark., is getting a “ride” while directing the training of a gridiron team which is part of the camp’s athletic program. (Nov 43)

Here’s a photo  of a Jeep Assembly line in England:

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England. Jeep Assembly Line from which a completely assembled jeep can be produced every three minutes. Assembly Depot 0-640, Tidworth, Wilts, England. (8 Sep 43) Signal Corps Photo: ETO-HQ-43-6606 (Lt. Ray)

 

 
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1960 CJ-5 Santa Cruz, CA $7969

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This one owner jeep appears to have never been restored.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/579477055980162/

“1960 Willy Jeep. Great to drive three speed one owner needs transmission work.”

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1949 CJ-3A Placerville, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/24/2020) Looks good for the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/514744346140241/

“Runs good. Has 3 speed with Warn overdrive. Powered by 289 Ford V8. I will only deal with local people. No Paypal. No shipping….etc..”

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(09/25/2019) Ready to race.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1022640538129662/

“Sand drag Jeep. Fiberglass body. Brown primer. 454ci Chevy motor. Power Glide transmission and torque converter are fresh. Zero passes. Trans brake, shields and deep pan. Olds rear end. 614 gears, Summers Brothers spool and axles 35 spline. Car goes straight, runs 450’s…fastest pass was 448.8. Turn key.”

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1953 CJ-3A Project Sonora, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Lots of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522668265279922/

“1953 Jeep Willy’s. Dana 44 rear, Dana 30 drum brake front. 231 Buick V6, SM420 Trans, Dana 20 Tcase (also comes with a Dana 18 offset Tcase still in the Jeep and an offset 44 that’s not in the Jeep). 35″ procomp tires nearly new, front frame has been extended for longer wheel base and has a home built shackle reverse. I believe it has a Detroit locker in the rear and a lock right in the front. I just bought it but my plans have changed. Body is rough but fixable. Come look at it before making offers. I just bought it for $3500 and bought the Dana 20 for it to replace the Dana 18. I have tons of paperwork on it.”

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1959 CJ-6 Los Banos, CA $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7900.

(03/15/2020) Dash has been customized.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/809603949562076/

“1959 willys jeep CJ6 has original 4 cylinder motor runs good all new brakes including E brake, 5 new tires and rims, rare jeep and also has rare functioning pto driven winch, currently registered title in my name 8500 or best offer”

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1948 CJ-2A Body, Frame, Parts Petaluma, CA $1000 OBO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The dash has been sliced pretty good. The floor has an oval as if it had a column shift at some point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/929676664154267/

“Have a old Willys jeep body and frame. Not complete. Selling as parts jeep. Asking $1000 OBO”

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1947 CJ-2A Lodi, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/692298514840858/

“1947 Willys Jeep rollercome with extra parts and pink slip”

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Odd Jalopy Stockton, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

The seller thought this was a jeep frame. If so, it’s not one I recognize. Is it something anyone else recognizes?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/465499284377972/

“Selling a old project not sure what model or year it is looks like it’s a Jeep Frame with a different suspension. Lost interest in project comes with a 350 Chevy with a th400 transmission and a b&m shifter engine has 1.8 roller rockers edlebrock intake , carb, and fuel pump . Also has a mini starter and a msd distributor asking 1500 obo also take trades show what you got to trade”

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1946 CJ-2A Placerville, CA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. No price listed.

Looks like the seats could use some work.

“1946 Willis Overland, 283 Chevy engine, needs carb rebuilt, stock running gear. Also square body 3/4 ton Chevy 4X4 complete undercarriage /Diesel V8 in running condition. Was going put on Jeep. Package deal. TRADE FOR SIDE BY SIDE 4×4 age and brand not as important as condition, prefer 4 or 6 seat will consider all. I am open to cash or cash + trade offers as well. If I don’t answer right away just know I am considering all offers and will respond to you if your offer is a consideration. “‘

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1947 Rock Crawler Reno, NV $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5 • TAGS: .

The narrowing rear of the CJ-5 body is an unusual modification.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/368460457333201/

“Registered as 1947 Willys Jeep 1991 Chevy Fuel Injected 5.7 350 350 Turbo trans Scout Shorty Transfer Case Shannon Camble Ind. Stretched Tube Frame and Cage Curry Front and Rear Axel Assemblies Curry U Joints ARB Air Lockers Cannon Eng Drive Shafts Warn M8000 Wench Full Ground Rock Lights On Board Air Compressor and Roll Cage Air Storage Tank Custom Fuel Cell (2) Full Sets Bead Lock Rims w/ Super Swamper 39.5×13.5×15 Tires Boxes of Spare Parts Turn Key Crawler Ready to Go Contact Me For More Information and Pictures $12,500.00 OBO”

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1951 CJ-3A Troy, MT $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2020) Those are some unusual rims.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206026990586177/

“1951 willys Jeep. Had it started up the other day. Has some rust but a lot less than I expected. Sold with a bill of sale”

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1951 CJ-3A Twin Bridges, MT $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/16/2020) It’s now a runner, but the price has jumped, too. Last listed in 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212843166792728/

“1951 CJ3A Willys Jeep, newly re-built original F134 Hurricane Engine with only 20 hours on it. 4 new tires, winch and heater. I also have a soft top with doors”

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October 1943 School at War Bulletin

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This interesting School at War Bulletin from October of 1943 was preserved by the University of Toledo. Pages five and six of the bulletin include a story about the success of the schools-buying-jeeps program. The war department had set a goal of 10,000 jeeps for US Schools for the year 1942. Each state was given a quota, which almost every state exceeded, resulting in the ‘purchase’ of 39,535 jeeps by schools.

You’ll find posted on eWillys various newspaper articles and photos describing the visits of jeeps and military personnel to schools. What I didn’t know was that not only did the jeeps visit the schools, jeeps also were driven “up steps, down steps, into gymnasiums, onto auditorium stages, and around school corridors. Once school in St. Paul, which “bought” 48 jeeps, reports that one of the versatile cars spent a whole day driving through the halls for inspection by the various classes.” 

Here’s a break down of the jeeps purchased by schools during 1942:

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Here is the full seven page bulletin:

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The 60MPH Jeep Claim Discussed on Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Serval folks pointed me to a Hemmings article by Daniel Strohl that lightly addresses the early claim of a CJ-2A capable of pulling a large trailer at a speed of 60mph, specifically the trailer shown in the iconic photo seen below (a PR photo that appeared in multiple places early in Universal Jeep advertising).

Hemmings article: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/05/01/lost-and-found-overflow-the-little-jeep-that-could

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PHOTO CREDIT: Dal Smilie

 
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1952 Birthday Card for Ward Canaday

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: The cow in this illustration may represent an estate and cattle ranch Canaday owned on St. Croix, USVI.

This 1952 birthday card for Ward Canaday has been persevered at the University of Toledo. One of the signatures is from Barney Roos.

https://utdr.utoledo.edu/islandora/object/utoledo%3A3929

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1953 CJ-3A Hoquiam, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This may be built on an M-38A1 frame. Has an unusual roll cage design. Seems a good value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/549671825845221/

“1989 350 vortek from camaro re-cammed, th350 w/ manual valve body and 900 rpm stahl, warn all range OD, dana 44 rear w ARB, dana 30 front w/ ARB, supertrapp exhaust, 4 wheel disc, 4 35″ boggers, 2 35″ buckshot, bellevue winch, on board air system… too much to list”

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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Missing tail lights.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/270199677710092/

“1947 jeep cj2a all original running gear runs and drives good 4×4 works”

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1960 M-274 Mule Benton City, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This one is awfully close to me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/979237039115812/

“Selling my M274A5 mechanical Mule. Military vehicle from the 1960s. This is four wheel drive, with 3 speed transmission. Has high/low range. Come with factory lockers. Has the 12 volt electric start upgrade. Runs/drives great!. New canvas seats, new tool box, new battery, etc, etc etc”

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CJ-5 Drag Jeep Moses Lake, WA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Must really fly around the Moses Lake dunes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/591432754790585/

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“Took on trade have a folder with most info on jeep it has a 69 427 bbc that’s been heavily massaged 13.5.1 comp heads have been worked but unknown parts dual quad with twin matching 6109 750 dp built powerglide with stall transbreak direct drive chain transfer case narrowed 9″ Dana 30 in the front gears in 9″ 4.70 new paddles I will sell or trade for something street driven Pro street 67-72 nova 2010 Camaro ss 2006 or newer Corvette convertible Side by side 4 seater or more Street rod Street strip car”

 

 
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1962 Perkins CJ-5 Rochester, NH $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price now $11,500. Was last listed in 2018. This may have been purchased and is now being resold?

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/rochester-1963-willys-cj-5/7116116047.html

“4 cylinder Perkins Diesel (Factory)
3 speed with overdrive
2 speed transfer case
Hubs, New tires
Good body and paint
6’ quick switch plow
Tow bar Full cab
Excellent driver”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? South Lake Tahoe, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500. More pics provided. It may have been a VEC.

(02/10/2019) Not 100% restoration, but looks in good condition

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/272236193944101/

“1946 Willy’s Jeep restored to original run an looks good. Nv title 11,500.”

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1959 CJ-5 Salmon, ID $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This has a Koenig half cab. The cargo area has a hinged lid. It runs and may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267308234439014/

“… new studded tires, new battery.brakes work. Can start and drive. Needs some electrical maintenance.owner may install new alternator.asking 3500 or best offer. Will trade for good running Honda 4 wheeler.”

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