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1947 CJ-2A Carthage, TN $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200.

(01/19/2021) Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/438013297398642

“1947 Willys CJ2A for sale. Mostly complete but needs full restoration. Clear title and all body and frame tags are on the Willys. Makes a great conversation starter and women dig it!”

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1948 CJ-2A Bend, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This could be worth a look. Not running at the moment, but it all looks pretty solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/271841414558901

“1948 Willlies Jeep, has not been run in years. Was running driving before stored. Newer motor and wiring was installed less than Year before stored. Has original motor and parts as well. Had metal hardtop and two non matching doors, never actually ever put on. Was torn apart sanded and repainted before stored. Paint currently in poor shape. This was purchased by grandfather and given to son, then grandson, then great grandson who is not interested in restoring or keeping.”

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Ten-Passenger Personnel Carrier

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

On eBay the other day there were these two different technical sheets from Willys of Canada Limited. The truck spec seems pretty straight forward, though the company labeled it a 126″ Jeep Truck (named for the wheelbase length … why wasn’t it the standard 118″ wheelbase?). But, the wagon had me scratching my head. Given the split windshield of wagon (I can’t tell if the truck has it), my instant thought was that these were both pre-1960 vehicles, especially given they both used the Superhurricane L-head.

As we learned yesterday, Canada didn’t have it’s own production plant until mid-1959, so if these personnel carriers are earlier than that, then they must have been made in the US and imported into Canada. The lack of the ‘hockey stick’ trim suggests they were earlier than the Traveller. Are they a precursor to the Traveller or were they concurrent to the Traveller? If the latter, why the split windshield and why wouldn’t they have been named ‘Traveller’?

Meanwhile, searches for any reference to the 126″ Jeep Truck or the Ten-Passenger Personnel Carrier haven’t yielded any newspaper ads or brochures.

Here is the Ten-Passenger Personnel Carrier spect sheet:
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Here is the 126″ Jeep Truck spec sheet. Was it a coincidence that the J-300 truck introduced in 1962 was also had a 126″ wheel base?

Over the years I’ve heard about two Willys truck bed sizes, a shorter one and a longer one, but all the info I’ve read indicated the Willys Jeep truck beds were all the same size. If a bed was made to fit this longer wheelbase, it may have meant the creation of a longer bed. This might explain the rumor of the longer beds?

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1942 Jeep Figment to Fact Article

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This “Figment to Face” article about the jeep’s conception-to-reality story landed in a variety of newspapers across the US, though this is the best scan of it so far (which doesn’t speak too highly of the other scans, as it shouldn’t). I wondered how many other drawings were made that weren’t realized with the standardization of the jeep.

The article appeared in the Daily Reporter out of Greenfield, Indiana, on October 19, 1942:

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WANTED: Pics of the 25V 60amp M-38A1 Alternator Conversion

• CATEGORIES: wanted

David wants to convert his 1952 M-38A1 from a generator to a 25v 60 amp alternator. He can be contacted at ddelamar35 @ gmail.com (remove the spaces around the @ before emailing).

He writes,  “I am trying to convert the generator system on my ’52 M38A1 to a 25v 60amp alternator. I have the alternator and the conversion wiring harness, but I would appreciate seeing pictures of such a conversion and/or speaking to someone who has done it. I know that the m38a1’s manufactured by Ford in Canada had this feature”

He’s already done his research and is familiar with this post on the topic from the WillysMJeeps.com forum here, here,  and the G503 forum, but is hoping to find more pics or even discuss it with someone who has made the conversion.

 
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Gold-Plated FC-170 Ashtray with Box on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This is still available.

(03/01/2021) This rare package includes a plaque and the original box (pretty cool box). The starting bid is $175.

View all the information on eBay

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR A WILLYS JEEP MODEL FC 170 GOLD PLATED ASH TRAY IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX AND INCLUDES “CARE” INSERT.
WILLYS MOTORS INC. OF TOLEDO, OHIO
GOLD PLATED WITH 22K GOLD PLATE
THE ASHTRAY IS IN GREAT SHAPE WITH MINIMAL WEAR.
THE BOX IS IN GODD SHAPE ALSO WITH GOOD COLOR AND GRAPHICS.
50’S VINTAGE
A NICE, RARE, JEEP TOY”

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1949 CJ-3A Motley, MN $8200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8200.

(03/05/2021) The hubs look interesting; maybe Thor Automatic hubs?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1117322162065006

“Runs and drives 12 Volt 134 F Head Motor/Engine Lots of new parts…… Suspension Springs, Shocks, and Shackles Brakes Brake lines Master Cylinder Wheel Cylinder Pads Wheel Bearings Tires Battery Some Wiring Muffler and Tailpipe Gas Tank Gas line Side Steps Tabs good till September Good Title”

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1958 CJ-5 Batesville, AR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2020) This has a dual PTO with a Ramsey winch in the front and a rear PTO gearbox in the back. It’s topped by a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/454676592168935

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“1958 Willy’s Jeep CJ5 (Serial # [hidden information])
-Starts/Runs/Drives
-RARE Dauntless Buick V6
-Front PTO drives working RAMSEY WINCH.
-rear PTO spins/works perfectly.
-Hard Top from KOENIG IRON WORKS and Hard Doors
-Dualmatic Locking Hubs
-New Tires/Rims

CONS
-some rust spots
-seats need reupholstered
-loud exhaust (dual glass packs I believe)
-no heat/air
-a lot of play in steering wheel”

 
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CJ-5 and Scout II for Sale on Long Island

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Other 4x4s

Nick spotted these two vehicles near Glen Cove in case anyone’s interested. My email issues with my main account delay our connection, so he can’t be sure if they are still available.

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1974 CJ-6 Bayfield, CO $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/219096179932042

“Posting for a friend. He’s selling his Rare 1974 jeep CJ 6. It has the 258 inline 6 that runs like a top. 3spd manual. Has dana 30 front axles and Dana 44 in the rear with limit slip. It is in very restore able shape or to be customized. Has 85584 original miles on it. New fuel tank and fairly new tires mounted on the orignal wheels radiator was replaced about a year ago. New windshield also. He’s asking 10k.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/29/2021) Has a some minor updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/225126065875711

“12volt electric conversion Soft top/ rollover bar/ bench back seat Reupholstered seats/ front seat belts. Locking glove box. Liberty tires/plus spare tire Been kept in garage.”

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CJ-3B & CJ-3A Long Grove, IA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

Seller wants these projects gone. The Koenig hardtop on the 3B looks restorable. The 3A body appears to be sitting on a later model CJ chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1178423975921503

“1940 Jeep Willys · Sedan · Driven 3,000 miles Two jeep Willys! Best for parts NO TITLES AND DO NOT RUN! Got them and was going to build mud toys out of them had to have surgery and can’t do it! $1000 or best want gone!”

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1947 CJ-2A Lyle, MN $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/915041835706287

“No motor no top or doors I was told it was non-military no title bill of sale”

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1946 CJ-2A Lamar, MO No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have early Husky hubs, though the driver’s side looks incomplete.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/465072604697098

“What’s it worth??? Need to sell it to work on my other one… Too many projects”

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First Canadian Made Jeep Rolls Off The Line in 1959

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Here’s an example of a Windsor, Canada, data plate, one of the CJ-5s that was imported from Canada to keep up with sales demand in the US.

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On August 21, 1959, the first Canadian-built jeep, a CJ-5, rolled out of the assembly plant in Windsor, Canada. Below are two articles and one advertisement that celebrates the acheivement.

This first article appeared August 22, 1959, in the Windsor Star and shows the actual first CJ-5.
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This third item is an advertisement that appeared in the August 25, 1959, issue of The Province, a Vancouver newspaper.

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Kennebunk Fire Dept’s CJ-2A Brush Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Nate spotted this article in the 1st Responder Newspaper about the Kennebunk Fire Department’s 1947 CJ-2A, which is still in service.

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There’s also a pic of the jeep on the department’s website:

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Hand-Built Command Car Columbus, OH $300

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: In the comments section you’ll see a reference to another, similar Command Car on eBay. Yet, there are differences between the two. I’m not sure what’s going on with these.

Roger Martin spotted this hand built Command Car model. It is 15″ long, so it’s a good size. I told Roger that I’d buy it, but it’s not a good use of my budget.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/291299039023339

“Hand made Military Jeep by a WWII Veteran who served in North Africa. All metal Modeled after the Jeep he drove . One of a kind . Built meticulously no details left off. Great for Military collectors 15” L 7” h. 51/2 “ w .”

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1961 FC-170 Indianapolis, IN BAT Auction

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Blaine spotted this FC-170 that’s being auctioned on Bring-A-Trailer.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-jeep-fc170/

“This 1961 Jeep FC170 is a running cab-over pickup project finished in yellow over multi-tone cloth upholstery and powered by a 226ci ‘Super Hurricane’ inline-six paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. Equipment includes towing mirrors, a 108″ bed, steel 16″ wheels, and an AM/FM radio. The truck spent time in Georgia and Florida before it was acquired by the selling dealer in 2018, and servicing conducted in preparation for the sale is said to have included replacement of the transmission. This Jeep Forward Control is now offered at no reserve in Indiana with a clean Florida title.”

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1968 M-715 Acworth, GA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Someone need a brush truck?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1106129949827265

“I have a Jeep Kaiser m715 military truck for sale. This truck was later used by the fire department and has had a V8 Chevrolet small-block installed in it otherwise the drivetrain is original. It runs and drives will I drive it around my neighborhood and use it on some property that I have. I have a 20000 pound electric superwinch on the front when the winch was new it retailed for around $4,500.”

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1951 M-38 Orlando, FL $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Runs and drives, but looks like the gauge panel is hanging loose.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/233705708444780

“1951 Jeep Willy’s CJ3a Flat Fender flat head /4cyl/manual 3shift/ Run and Drive clean title”

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1951 CJ-3A West Monroe, LA $4300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/01/2021) Might be worth a look. I can’t tell if there’s rust on the driver’s side floor or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/842857559783921

“In good shape”

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1945 MB/GPW Prairie Village, KS $20,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This 1945 MB was rebuilt in 2012. Unfortunately, it seems to be a mix of parts (GPW body and MB frame for example). Also, it seems the parking brake equipment was not installed.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/prairie-village-1945-willys-jeep/7294787467.html

“Documents list all the work that was done when it was restored in 2012, at a total of $22,566. I love this jeep but unfortunately I will be moving across the country in the next year and don’t have options for storage. Someone else will enjoy it!

Odometer 96,930 (no more than 25 miles have been put on it since the engine was redone.”

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Bantam Trailer Cascade, IA $325

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Allan’s selling this rough trailer. He’s hoping someone can get some use out of it.

https://dubuque.craigslist.org/pts/d/cascade-vintage-bantam-willys-trailer/7285869845.html

“This is a survivor Bantam Willys trailer. The trailer is very rusty and would need major work for restoration. The frame looks to be Ok and the axle, springs, hubs, wheels are all intact. Front tongue jack is intact and workable.The tailgate is intact, but would also need work. There is a bracket on the front of the trailer with a wire spool attached. Not sure what the wire spool attachment may have been used for.

The ID serial tag/plate is intact, but it is weathered to the point that I cannot read it. I have not tried a magnifying glass.”

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1948 CJ-2A Orleans, MA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(02/03/2021) It is missing the steps. This has EasyLok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/235855824748624

“1948 Willys Jeep Runs well”

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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/06/2019) No pics provided.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/d/plymouth-48-willys-cj2a/7280646445.html

“48 willys cj2a, all original, 4cyl, run drives and stops, new gas tank, sending unit, tank straps, brake master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, battery, water pump, plugs, points, condensor, wires, cap, rotor and generator bushings. Have a new set of motor mounts and carb kit needs installed. Body is rough but a good body man could save it”