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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1958 CJ-5 Sale Creek, TN $4900: https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/cto/d/sale-creek-1958-willys-jeep-cj5-4wd/7261055703.html
  2. 1956 CJ-5 Cortez, CO $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2821124334802582
  3. 1972 CJ-5 Olathe, CO $4200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/230531658551895
  4. 1969 CJ-5 Kiowa, CO $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2797099447245354/
  5. 1955 CJ-5 Corpus Christi, TX $2500: https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/pts/d/corpus-christi-1955-willies-jeep/7264113261.html
  6. 1961 CJ-5 Tuttle, OK $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/961363474403451/
  7. 1970 CJ-5 Bluffdale, UT $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/394423095184512
  8. 1975 CJ-5 Glenrock, WY $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/234638938102594/
  9. 1956 CJ-5 Alamosa, CO $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/786349272163070/ (has early Freelock hubs).
  10. 1976 CJ-5 Lyman, WY $1600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/407409697285715
  11. 1960 CJ-5 Springerville, AZ $4800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/725911318229582
  12. 1971 CJ-5 El Paso, TX $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1799233253583383
  13. 1975 CJ-5 Laughlin, NV $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/322091395713779

M-38A1s:

  1. 1952 M-38A1 New Harmony, Indiana $10,000: https://evansville.craigslist.org/snw/d/maunie-1952-jeep/7265324449.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Grand Rapids, MI $1300: https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/pts/d/fennville-1953-willys-m38a1/7262664940.html
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Scottsboro, AL $1200: https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bar/d/scottsboro-1953-m38a1-willys/7263511248.html
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Florence, CO $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1123123881475550
 
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Year? Jeepster Prescott, AZ $3500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This Jeepster has already been modified with 4WD. It’s also got some early Free-Lock hubs. It might make an interesting project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/415234726358379/

“4×4 327 chevy out of 69 corvette does not run… with .munncle 4 spd trans . $3500 obo trades possible .no title as is…”

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1961 FC-170 Springerville, AZ $9000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2020) It’s a dually, too, but doesn’t have the outer rears mounted.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/649536632584214/

“1961 JEEP WRECKER. VEHICLE IS COMPLETE, RUNNING AND OPERATIONAL. ”

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1954 CJ-3B El Paso, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/17/2020) Seller now provides a description.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/195468425611616/

“Just testing the waters Is a 1954 Willys for trade or sell 350 engine 2 1/2 suspension, trucks is much fun unfortunately couldn’t take it overseas..! We trying to see how much we could get for it (not give it away) My brother had to Deploy and left his toy behind to to sell or trade .! Let me know what u have don’t waist ur time trying to trade me a 1996 Honda no engine or without tires.”

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A World Odyssey-The Epic Voyage of the Sand Ship Discovery

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: Maury forwarded an updated video about the Sand Ship Discovery that was posted to youtube in January of 2020. Loren’s wife provides information on some of the unique details of this CJ-5, modified for difficult terrain and the 6’4″ Loren Upton.

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This post was last posted December 26, 2017:  This just appeared in our local newspaper. A couple local folks are helping him out. Here’s an accompanying video:


ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM MAY 10, 2017:

An article from Spokane’s Spokesman Review alerted me to the story of A World Odyssey-The Epic Voyage of the Sand Ship Discovery. This is actually a local story (for me) as Loren Upton, the man at the root of the adventure, has lived in Yakima and the Tri-Cities and worked at the nearby Hanford  nuclear reservation.

Between 1984 and 1989, Loren piloted a CJ-5 around the world, surpassing 55,000 miles. The jeep holds a Guiness book of World Record for being the first vehicle to cross the Darien Gap. Some of you might remember the 2014 post about the 1959-1960 venture across the Darien Gap in a Willys Truck and a Land RoverHowever, some of that trip was done by floating part of the river.

Loren’s nephew Laurence would like to restore the CJ-5 back to it’s former glory and then take his Uncle on one more world trip. They’ve set up a go-fund-me page and a website with lots of information and photos. Good luck to them!

http://www.outbackofbeyond.com/index.html

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4 1957 FC-150 Canadian Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

These ads were published in conjunction with Willys Limited of Canada.

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“You are bidding on a lot of 4 different ads for the Jeep Willys FC-150 from 1957. Ads are in excellent condition. Check pictures carefully.”

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1954 Kaiser Willys Notepad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This seems a strange item, especially marketed in conjunction with the Civic Opera House in Chicago.

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“1954 KAISER WILLY’S BRAND- POCKET NOTE PAD – CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA HOUSE SPONSORED… BLANK NOTEPAD”

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1969 Mitsubishi J20C Katy, TX BaT Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, International • TAGS: , , .

Blaine spotted this nice looking Mitsubishi J20C that’s being auctioned at Bring-a-Trailer.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-mitsubishi-j20c-jeep/

“This 1969 Mitsubishi J20C is a right-hand-drive Willys Jeep-based design licensed for production in Japan, and was imported to the US in August 2020 by the seller. The truck is finished in a two-tone gray paint scheme with a white roof over green vinyl, and power comes from a 2.2-liter inline-four paired with a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes a pintle hitch, a heater, a Mitsubishi Electric AM radio, fender-mounted mirrors, driving lights, and 15″ Mickey Thompson wheels with 32″ BFGoodrich tires. Since importation, the seller performed an oil change, re-routed the fuel line, adjusted the timing, and replaced the brake booster. This J20C is now offered with a spare wheel and tire, import documents, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name listing the vehicle as a 1969 Jeep J20. more –>

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1951 CJ-3A Charlotte, NC $7950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a new replacement tub.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1951-jeep-willys-cj2-rebuilt/7264693061.html

“Ok frame in great shape I pressure cleaned it up & painted w/gloss black,4cyl hurricane motor rebuilt runs excellent w/3speed manual transmission,Jeep has brand new steel tub $3900,new steering column,new guages,new tires,I bought this Jeep from a family up in Asheville Nc they had it for years comes w/clean title,it’s all original except the new tub.it runs&shifts good and all that needs done is new wire harness done to have lites,also go new seat belts-new taillights-headlights I got a roll bar”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Tullytown, PA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Another unusual JeepRod build.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/croydon-hotrod-ratrod/7262748799.html

“Custom 59 Jeep Pickup rat rod, 430 Buick motor, automatic Trans, with quick change heavy duty rear, fuel cell, new battery, huge wide 5 tires and rims, electric fan, custom air cleaner, Wildwood front brake assembly, all new tires, must be seen.OR OFFER thanks Paul. OR TRADE. RAT ROD”

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1962 CJ-3B Sarasota, FL $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(12/21/2020) I don’t see mounting holes for the rear spare tire holder, so this may have had some body work.

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/cto/d/sarasota-willys-jeep-1962-original/7264133166.html

“1962 WILLYS JEEP ORIGINAL . RUNS & DRIVES FINE. FLAT FENDER TALL GRILLE TYPE.HAVE DOORS & NEW REMOVABLE TOW BAR. REAR SEAT. LOCK OUT HUBS. OWNERS MANUAL INCLUDED.SPARE TIRE.CLEAN FLORIDA TITLE. $14,900”

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Year? Hobart Welder Catawba, NC $1025

• CATEGORIES: News

This welder looks in good shape.

https://hickory.craigslist.org/tls/d/catawba-hobart-welder-jeep-cj2a-engine/7259507491.html

“1940’s Hobart G-261 welder. Jeep CJ2A industrial engine. Engine sounds great, good oil pressure. No water leaks, no oil leaks. Good running and welding machine. Gas tank has been removed, will require clean out or replacement. Currently running using lawn mower gas tank.”

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1945 Converto Airborne Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Bill shared this Converto trailer located in Portland, Oregon.

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“1945 Airborne WWII Converto Dump Trailer
We were in gold country, in central California, hunting for a few things to bring home to the shop when we found this lovely Converto trailer, which is complete down to the last bit, and original. It even has both of the original BF Goodrich military issue tires, which are extremely rare.

The data plates are intact and clear, and the inside of the tub is very straight and clean- No rust or crud piled up- it is ready for sanding and paint-

There are no cuts, dents, or otherwise areas of concern in the tub, gate, and frame. This is a Paint-and-go item. We cleaned out the cement from the tub. If this listing expires without a sale, we may paint it, but the price will be $2500 then.

This is perfect for anyone with a WWII Jeep, wanting to really stand out from the crowd.”

 
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1958 DJ-3A Callahan, FL $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

I’m not sure how many parts are included with this project. The dash has the large speedo, so this does appear to be a DJ-3A body, though it lacks the rear gas inlet hole (maybe it was filled?).

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/pts/d/callahan-1958-willys/7265329549.html

“1958 willys,,,have to sell project….motor already pulled and chassis off frame…have to sell bad health…lot of new parts,,,great project”

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $20,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/jupiter-willys-jeep-m170-the-original/7259818352.html

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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Year? FC-170 Engine/trans/tc Raleigh, NC $650

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Maybe some can use this combo?

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/pts/d/raleigh-jeep-fc170-engine-trans/7249318007.html

“I have a Jeep fc 170 engine,trans and transfer case up for sale. It runs and drives. I just don’t need the stock drivetrain. I am not selling the Jeep. If you have questions feel free to ask. I believe it is a 1955.”

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1950 MC-38? Charlotte, NC $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

The seller of this believes this to be one of the six M-38 pilot vehicles, also known as MC-38s: http://www.cj3a.info/sibling/m38/pilot.html …. However, after looking at the jeep, it has been modified to such an extent that even if it was one of the pilot models, there’s very little left of it. That said, I can see nothing that identifies it as an early model: 1) Serial number of MC 10149 is too late (serial number on data plates); 2) No full-floating axles (pilots had the WWII rear axles); 3) No battery box (battery box lid hinges were on the sides of the pilot vehicles); 4) wrong windshield setup  … the list goes on.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181798629779233/

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Anyone Recognize Tracy’s 1944 MB

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

Tracy shared pics of his grandfather’s WW2 jeep that was customized at some point, either motor-pool modified or post-war modified. He’s hoping someone might have more information about it.

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1944-mb-tracy1“This Willys came to me by way of my grandfather, a WW2 veteran of Normandy where, D-Day+1 his unit was shelled by 88’s and he lost his leg.

I have no idea when he, himself, acquired it as I never even knew it existed until I was called to remove it. Since my father never mentioned it to me, it is likely he didnt know either.

I can only assume he had visions of restoring it. Now, that falls to me, and I gladly accept that.

My plan is to do more of a “restification” on it than an all out restoration.

You see, the modifications that have been made are completely, and thoroughly welded in place. As it looks to have been this way since, at least, the era that it was acquired as surplus, if not before, it has really become part of the vehicle’s story and it will remain. The workmanship is very well done and, whoever did these modifications was a very skilled welder/fabricator as all welds, fit, and finish are top notch.

So, I share it here in hopes that I may find information on that history.”

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1949 Photo of CJ-2As in China on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This press photo shows a good shot of a CJ-2A that was likely commandeered by the Chinese Nationalists for use in the defense of Shanghai. The photo is dated May 14, 1949.

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Jeeps’ Commandeered For Defense of Shangai: Shanghai, China ………..
Here are some of the 300 jeeps commandeered by the Nationalists in Shanghai from civilian business to be used in the defense of the city. Owners not only had to part with their treasured vehicles, but were ordered to supply drivers, tools and spare tire. The jeeps and more than 400 other trucks are now pooled in Chung Cheng Park awaiting assignment orders. Reports this morning said that the sound of big guns could be heard on the outskirts of Shanghai.

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1941 Article Jeep and Dust Clouds

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This June 18, 1941, article in the Los Angeles Times discusses how a “trapped jeep” uses a dust cloud to a escape the ‘enemy’.

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December 1961 Article About Sheriff’s New Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This Times Record (Troy, New York) article on December 14, 1961, shares the news that the Rensselaer County Sheriff just received a new jeep (FC-150) and boat.

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Toy Jeep from Hobby Lobby?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

Blaine shared this ‘toy’ jeep he saw on Collectors Weekly. Neither of us had seen it before, but a commenter on that site said it was an “Art Decor piece likely sold at Hobby Lobby.” Anyone know if that’s the case?

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/88947-jeep-tin-toy?in=216-activity

“It’s a vintage Jeep Tin Toy that I recently bought. The writing on the hood is “U.S.A. 252678548”. It measures about 11 1/2 inches long, about 4 inches tall, and about 5 inches wide. On the bottom, it has “52” stamped on it. On the hood, it has a star.”

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1945 MB Feasterville, PA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Looks solid.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/feasterville-trevose-1945-willys-jeep/7265769468.html

“1945 Willys Jeep WW2 4wd frame off restored, parade ready, runs great, $14,000 / OBO Listing for my son in law. He inherited the jeep from his grandfather a few years ago and want’s to sell it. He has a news article & picture of his grandfather in a parade with this jeep. The odometer reads 34,354, actual restoration miles is under 1500. The Jeep is garaged & is located and can be seen in Feasterville, PA. Cash or bank certified check.”

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1983 Jeep Scrambler Houston, TX $34,995

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I thought this custom rebuild of a CJ-8 Scrambler would be more expensive.

https://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/d/houston-custom-built-jeep-cj8-scrambler/7265370547.html

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“We are in the fortunate position to market for sale a number of vehicles from local car collector w over a dozen fine automobiles. This 1st 3 vehicle group consist of a 65 Factory 5 Cobra, body off frame 73 Toyota Land Cruiser & our body off frame CJ8 Scrambler listed below.

** 1983 Jeep Custom Built CJ8 Scrambler, bright red exterior, black & red interior, hardtop, hardoors, ps, pb, tilt, tach, clock, side steps & wood bed side rails.

Custom Built mods include…

Body: Older 20 yr old body off frame but & bolt restoration w beautiful bright red paint w body color hardtop & rear bed rollbar, factory style Scrambler striping, rear bed liner, stainless steel mirrors & hood kit, front & rear matching stainless steel tubular bumpers & KC Daylighter driving lights
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CJ-3A? Half-Top Ripley, OH $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This is an interesting half-top. I suspect it’s a nicely done custom creation.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/ripley-jeep-willys-aluminum-top-parts/7256384785.html

“1950’s and up Jeep Willys parts. Aluminum half top, soft top parts, brake parts, miscellaneous small parts. Original aluminum half top, doors and bed panel complete $550.00 one door hinge set is rotted has rubber hinge pieces, view photo. Bow set and doors, black in color, includes soft top which is not in very good shape $250.00. Doors, blue in color $75.00 pair”

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