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1973 CJ-5 Cincinnati, OH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This might have done some early racing at some point? Has a one-piece fiberglass front clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/123194343052664

“Needs some TLC 383 Stroker Chevy engine Chevy turbo 400 automatic trans. Model 20 transfer case Front and rear 373 gearing 4×4”

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1950 CJ-3A Denver, CO No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2020) Has a few updates. Looks well maintained.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1292028234483927/

“This is a 1950 Wilys Cj3 2a Jeep completely restored original drive train. many extra parts”

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1947 CJ-2A Winfield, WV $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2021) The tub looks nice enough that it may be a replacement tub (this could be a 3A based on the bumper).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/879904392848913

“Mostly original message for more details”

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Military Jeep Photos From Various Databases

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

Here are some military photos that appear in various library databases.

1. This first one shows a jeep that was dug out from an avalanche in the Grand Tetons:

“lack and white photo showing a Jeep vehicle after being extracted from an avalanche at Glory Bowl in the Teton Range, Wyoming.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Ted Majors and the University of Utah Digital Library Collections

2. Here’s a solider welding jeep fenders:

3. This 1947 photograph appears to be a Swedish family surrounding the family MB:

4. This 1947 photo from Sweden shows the same jeep as above. It seems like some of the folks from the top photo also appear in this one? 

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PHOTO CREDIT: https://jlm.kulturhotell.se/items/show/142944

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November 1947 Ad for a Jeep Caravan in North Carolina

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a great vintage ad for the Jeep Caravan ‘Free Show’. That’s a nice touch with the fire jeep shooting water up the side of the ad. This appeared in the November 6, 1947, issue of the News and Observer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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1942 Americar Brochure w/ Willys MA Photos

This 1942 Americar Brochure includes a page that shows the Willys MA. I dropped out of the bidding at $30. I’ll keep my eye open for a cheaper version of this brochure.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1942-Willys-AMERICAR-JEEP-PICK-UP-PANEL-DELIVERY-Truck-Dealer-Sales-Brochure/363291618312

Here’s the page with the MAs on it.

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The following images might show the entire brochure in the correct order. Note the page showing the Americar’s “Willys Chassis” … anyone know how similar this was in size to the wagon chassis?

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Jalopnik Author Shares a Bad Dealer Tale

• CATEGORIES: Features

The author of this non-jeep Jalopnik post tells the story of how a dealership intimidated his mother into signing paperwork she didn’t want to sign and how she successfully sued the dealership in return. Thankfully, she had read and understood the contract she had signed.

This story hit home with Ann and I as she bought herself a Red 2017 GMC truck the other day and we both left feeling like those folks had no interest in having us actually read what she was signing, though we did quickly skim the contract to the annoyance of the paperwork guy.

https://jalopnik.com/my-mom-has-her-own-terrible-detained-at-the-dealership-1846348696

 
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1961 CJ-5 JeepRod Bartlett, NH $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

Lots of custom jeep here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3698330556895617

“1961 Jeep willys custom 1400 miles from frame off restoration chop windshield 270 v 6 two wheel drive headers duel exhaust!! Disk breaks !! Fiber glass hood !! One of a kind !!”

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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ Poplar Bluff, MO $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The body has some rust, but doesn’t appear too bad.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/451808122842051/

“Jeep runs and drive has good brakes ,disc brakes in front ,has newer interior .new tires ,new springs and shackles,new canvas top,has 12 volt setup.rear seat,heater.has small amount of rust,I have another body I can cut all the pieces needed to repair rust areas,also have original style of wheels.both the repair pieces and wheels included in sale. Have clean title”

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1966 CJ-6 Tux Park IV Albany, OR $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/07/2020) T.J. shared this ice looking CJ-5.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/340980110536714

“1966 cj5 tuxedo model. Buick 350 V8 . 3spd on the floor with top and doors. Contact Brian Evans, serious inquiries only.”

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Year? CJ-3B West Granby, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

This won’t last long.

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“1950s willy’s Jeep CJ-3b F-head overhead valve 4 cylinder T-90 3spd Great little willy’s project for parts or repair. Engine runs nice 12v system Body tub and tail gate are reproduction parts installed in the past. Overall good shape. Original style seats, seat brackets and gas tank /strap components. Newer bestop soft top Windshield has a hole but have another windshield and frame off another 3b. Was sitting for a while so brake/clutch pedals are sticking. Body is solid, few typical rust areas . Rear frame horns are rusty but repairable. Have a new fuel pump, filter and line that I have not installed yet. New dash gauges Great piece of history at a fair price. Too many jeeps in line to get to this one.”

 
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1951 M-38 Logan, UT $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The rear of this jeep is unusual and interesting. The work seems pretty good, but the ‘why’ will likely remain a mystery.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/866022770853658/

“M38 Jeep Project. Engine is… in boxes, one cylinder needs sleeved (see pics). Family rumor is that this was purchased as military surplus from Fort Ord. Open to offers, located in northern Utah.”

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1946 CJ-2A + Trailer Mcalester, OK $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks solid. It has a few mods. The drain holes have been filled.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/mcalester-willys-cj2a-1946-and-m416/7284319989.html

“for sale …. 1946 Willys CJ2A and M416 ammo trailer. This is not a project, tagged and titled, everything works as it should, to many new parts to list. Starts right up, runs great. Don’t use it anymore, needs to go to a good home that will enjoy it as much as we have. Asking $13,500. Open to offers, no trades.”

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2 1966 CJ-5s Kennwick, WA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

A running jeep plus a parts jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1045907669239658

“Year: 1966 Make: Jeep Model: CJ 5 Body style: convertible Exterior color: Blue Interior color: Black Fuel type: Gasoline Mileage: 65000 2- 1966 CJ 5’s 1 is a great jeep so much done already and so much fun! Wind in your hair sun on your face! Also have a near complete match for you to have, lots of parts, new 2” lift, new tires, wheels, top, seats, completely new fuel system tank to carb. Complete brake rebuild kit master to drums. Ready to go have fun at the dunes!”

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1954 CJ-3B Jamestown, OH $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: This was last listed in 2019.

(05/15/2019) It is a flat fender body on an S-10 subframe.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/431831474712150

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“1954 Willys jeep. Sits on s-10 frame, drivetrain is all Chevy, 350 engine, tires 33×12.50×15, this is 2 wheel drive. Built from the ground up. Not another one like it anywhere. Runs/drives great. Looks great. Great for summer cruising”

 
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CJ-5 Fiberglass Body Coeur d’Alene, ID $800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ5, Parts • TAGS: .

This has a post 1972 solid front clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198811178614698

“Good fiberglass CJ5 Jeep tub and hood. Comes with steel steps in photo. Great for a crawler project light weight and rust proof. New CJ tubs sell for close to 4000 between body and nose.”

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1953 CJ-3A New Milford, CT $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a project. The ad could use some better pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4489363814425441

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“Posting for a friend that doesn’t have Facebook. Sorry that the picture quality is not very good but the Jeep is in storage for the winter. I can provide his phone number to all serious inquiries and he will answer all questions. Here is the info he provided: 1953 Jeep willys cj3a 350 chevy Warn Overdrive Ford 9″ rear locked Dana 44 auto-lock New 3″ lift Frame is good Tub in decent shape for age Have 2 good front fenders and a rear quarter to fix body Started a frame off restoration and ran out of time.. my loss your gain..more in parts alone than I’m asking.. ran and drove before disassembly Have title Great project just needs reassembly”

 
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A Date With Judy, Issue #22

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features

Between 1947 and 1960, Judy (do we ever learn her last name?) dated A LOT. Every couple of months, Judy was on another date, hence the title “A Date with Judy”. During date #22, she hooked up with a feller who owned a jeep (who may have been her main squeeze named Oogie?), at least the jeep appears on the cover (I don’t know if the jeep plays a role in one of the stories inside the comic book).

As you may have guessed by now, I really don’t have any idea what I’m talking about regarding this comic book series! Anyway, here’s the cover.

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Prior to the Comic book, there was a radio series by the same name.

 
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Winter Park Villager: A DJ-3A Surrey Pulling a Matching Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features, Old News Articles, Postcards • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The two post cards at the bottom of this post were on eBay several years ago. I recently came across some newspaper clippings that give background about the Winter Park Villager tram’s purpose. The service began November 28, 1966, but I could not find an end-date.

This first article discusses the jeep tram’s beginnings:

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Article dated November 13, 1966, from the Orlando Sentinel

This next article notes that Monday, November 28th, as the launch date for the jeep tram service.

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Article dated December 1, 1966, from the Orlando Evening Star

This short article from March of 1967 describes some of the tram’s stops:

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March 03, 1967, in the Orlando Evening Star

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This Winter Park Villager shows a DJ-3A Surrey pulling a matching trailer in Winter Park, Florida. One of these postcards is currently on eBay.

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Here’s another view of the same combo. One of these postcards is currently on eBay

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Year? M-38 Willys-Overland Export Company Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This sold yesterday on eBay for $51 +shipping. I gave up bidding on it, because I couldn’t tell how many pages there were. I was concerned there were only four and didn’t want to get into a bidding war over it (I got another cool brochure instead).

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1949 CJ-3A Kennewick, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/02/2021) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4527835737242957/

“49 willys flatfender cj-3a Original go-devil L134 motor Factory 3 speed manual Warn overdrive Digital ignition Gm 1 wire alt (12V) Gear reduction starter 11″ brakes all around Power-loc rear lsd Runs and drives great Comes with another set of 1 piece 15″ rims, a spare two piece 16″ rim, and parts”

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1951 M-38 Canon City, CO $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Looks solid. Has some updates.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/canon-city-vintage-jeep/7283328643.html

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“Price reduced from 20,000 because of some paint damage. Off road adventures caused the small paint damage.
See photos.

Once in a lifetime purchase. Has been in my family for 40+ years. Need to sell to purchase another vehicle for my children to drive. This Jeep is not like ANY you will ever see. EVERYONE loves it. Definite head turner. You could enter it in a show or drive it to impress the neighbors! Welcome to the awesome Jeep world!!!!!
Rebuilt motor and full off frame restoration. Rarely drive it except to play in the mountains.
Text me for more information.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Garberville, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(06/30/2019) Seems worth a look. Some body damage on the passenger rear quarter panel.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/449874352431066/

“2500 or trade for top shelf 215”

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1954? Siebert Willys Ambulance Utility Cars Brochure

This undated Siebert Willys Ambulance brochure was probably produced in 1954-or 1955, based on the grille design on page 4. There is no form number on it. Within the brochure the company describes three different ambulance options.

  1. One was called an Ambulance Utility Wagon and is featured on the backpage. It appears to be a basic sedan delivery with added first-aid/ambulance equipment.
  2. The company also produced a Willys Custom Ambulance, which included side windows and a “deluxe interior”.
  3. The third was called the Willys Ambulance Bus (originally called the Willys Ambulance in a 1951 brochure). It was a lengthened 4-door (with the rear doors set up as suicide doors), along with other mods.

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Derek provides more information on the Siebert Ambulances and has additional pics on the CJ-3B page.

 
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1960 Article on the Los Angeles Arborteum Jeep Train

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This June 25, 1960, article the Los Angeles Times shares the news that the jeep train would be expanded to two trams, rather than just one. Based on other articles, it appears the one-tram jeep train was started sometime around 1955.

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