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1951 CJ-3A San Diego, CA $5500

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The half cab looks home made to me. There’s a large dent in the driver’s side fender. I can’t tell if the floors have patches or if there is some garbage on the floor.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/688893073333062

“This is all original jeep lookes good drives good needs a little love clear title can restore for you”

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1959 CJ-5 Los Lunas, NM $2100

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $2100.

(12/04/2023) This appears to have an extra shift lever (probably an overdrive). It also has a Koenig bed extender and a Sears-style half-cab. There could be some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1303466720370982

“1959 Jeep Willy’s project, everything is there. Has a 6 cylinder engine that does not run but it isn’t seized up. 3 speed manual transmission, hi and low range shifter, four wheel drive shifter, and it has a pto lever for a winch on the front. Pretty cool little project. Price is obo make an offer.”

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1960 Wagon Phoenix, AZ $14,000

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Dave’s selling this customized untitled project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1101306231220470

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“This is a non-title project. Willys this old didn’t have VIN numbers so one has to title it as a home build or use the serial number data plate—which I have.

Custom frame, roll cage and fabrication by Kyle Green Fabrication in Gilbert, Az. He builds professional desert race trucks and can be found online.

2007 5.3 V8 (I was told 60k miles) with Pacesetter headers and new HP 4L80E transmission and rebuilt transfer case. I have the engine computer that’s programmed and ready to run. New in Box Painless Wiring Kit (No. 60526) to run engine and transmission. Drive by wire pedal included. Hydroboost brake module (needs brake lines and hoses).

Frame is beautiful and of the finest quality set up for Fox coilovers (I have the fronts new in box). Custom brake pedal installed. Ididit steering column (shift on column) 90 % installed. Rebuilt Saginaw steering gear. JK seats. New body wiring harness.

Will sell for $11,500.00 less engine and transmission.”

 
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1969 CJ-5 Mesa, AZ $1500

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UPDATE: Still Available. I’m a little surprised this hasn’t sold yet.

(07/17/2023) At this price, it deserves more pics and a closer look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/6406478296110799

“1969 CJ needs complete restoration very clean body title in hand. Once again this vehicle needs a complete restoration it does not run! Will make someone a great builder/project.”

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CJ-2A Fresno, CA $800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $800.

This has a fiberglass tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/6906862976013361

“Jeep CJ-2A Frame with fiberglass body tub. No engine or trans. Comes with only what you see. Bill of sale only, not on DMV system.”year-cj2a-fres-ca7 year-cj2a-fres-ca8 year-cj2a-fres-ca9

 
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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Burlington, CT **Sold**

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update: **Sold** was $700.

Thanks to John for spotting this altered Surrey, changed to 4WD with an extra long nose. Despite the changes, there seems to be some value here.

“1963 Jeep Surrey Gala. Swapped to a 283 v8. Runs strong. 3spd on the floor. Fisher plow. Runs drives stops and plows. Have a title. Bring a battery”

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May 1956 Willys News

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I thought I had posted this issue a few years ago, but somehow I missed it. So, here is the 8-page May 1956 issue of Willys News.

Page one highlights that thousands of feet of film was taken as part of creating new promo films for Willys Motors. No doubt that film is long gone. Page two has an article explaining the importance of jeeps to rural readers of North Carolina’s Statesville Record and Landmark newspaper. Page two also claims that the first registered CJ-2A appeared in Mt. Kisco, New York, a claim debated on this post.

Page three has a great photo of Bonner’s Willys Motors out of Texas, a part of which eventually became Barney’s Jeep Parts in Ohio. Page five indicates that at least 100 audio-visual wagons (though the paper calls them ‘trucks’) had been assembled. An article on Page six shares the news that Dispatchers were proving popular as delivery vehicles, with an accompanying testimonial from Carolina Tool.

Page seven highlights “Miss Maude”, an excerpt of which I posted back in 2014. Page eight covers the April 1956 Truth or Consequences “Journal de Jeeps” cross-country race.

 

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Santa in a Jeep History from FarmJeep.com

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Barry just updated Farmjeep.com with this great bit of research into Santa’s appearance in jeeps.

https://www.farmjeep.com/stories-shows-questions/stories/santas-jeep-a-brief-history/

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Joe’s St. Nicholas Poem

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Joe shared this shamelessly hacked poem he wrote for this Christmas season … Thanks Joe!

A Shop Visit from St. Nicholas
(BASED IN ITS ENTIRETY ON THE CLASSIC POEM OF CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE, WHO WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY BE APPALLED BY ALL OF THE SHAMELESS HACKS THAT HAVE BEEN PERPETRATED ON HIS SKILLFULLY WOVEN DEATHLESS PROSE.)

It was the night before Christmas, and all through my shop,
Not one project was running, not a brake drum could stop;
Some small bits were hung on the paint rack with care,
But I’d blown my parts budget buying presents and beer.

The Grandkids were all nestled at their folks in their beds;
While memories of “ice cream runs” played back in their heads.
And their Grams in her nightie and our dog in her lap,
They were all settling down for some long winter’s naps.

Then when out in my driveway I heard such a clamor,
I climbed up from my creeper to see what was the matter.
Off to the garage door I sped like the Flash,
I peered out one small window, my chin on the sash.

The moonlight shining off of the near-record snow,
Gave the luster of midday to my yard art below.
And then what to my bifocaled eyes should appear?
But an engine-less Jeep pulled by tiny reindeer,
With a portly old driver so rotund and so thick,
I got a weird feeling the dude was Saint Nick.

As if powered by hemis his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and bellowed, and shouted their names:
“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the right of that flagpole! Look out for that wall!
Bang a left! Hang a right! Jeez, follow my calls!”

As leaves that behind a Super Hurricane would fly,
Should they meet with an obstacle, watch out for this guy!

So out towards my backyard this lash-up it flew,
With a bed full of packages, and Saint Nicholas too —
And then, in an instant, I heard on the roof,
The screeching of tires and banging of hooves.

As I covered my head, and began scrambling around,
Through the back door Saint Nicholas crashed with a bound!
Dressed all in red Carhartt, from his hat to his boots,
His duds were all covered with grease stains and soot.
A boatload of stuff he had crammed in a sack,
And he looked quite the character. (Hey, what’s in that pack?)

His eyes — they were bloodshot, his balance… was scary!
His cheeks were quite stubbly, his nose red as a cherry!
His mischievous grin was curved up like a bow,
The mustache on his lip was as white as the snow.
The stump of a stogie was clenched in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.

He clutched a cold brew and had an ample beer belly,
Both sloshed as he moved, just like pools full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right pudgy old elf,
And I knew that I liked him, in spite of myself.
A wink of an eye and a nod of his head,
Made me strongly suspect I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Laid new parts on my workbench; then he turned with a jerk,
And sliding two fingers up inside his nose,
Then forcing a toot, out the back door he blows!

Bounced back in his Willys, and to his team he did whistle,
And away they all shot, like a ballistic missile.
But I heard him yell out, as they streaked out of sight —
“Pleasant wrenching to you, and to your loved ones — good night!”

 
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Merry Christmas, 1983!

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Merry Christmas (eve) everyone!

I must have seen this commercial when it aired back in 1983, but I don’t remember it. I guess I had other things on my mind? I graduated in the summer of ’83, for which my parents bought me the first jeep of my own (I’d driven Dad’s CJ-5 for a couple years), a patched together, blue, modified CJ-3A with a Buick V-6 and T-15 for $1500. I spent the summer cruising around in it, then the Fall driving it to my first (and last) quarter at a community college, before pretty much flunking out (I just didn’t care about college at that point).

Instead of college, I traded labor for a rundown, hacked together racer, took that apart, and started building what would become my first project jeep. Too young, dumb, and stubborn to fail, I got a part time job cooking and used those meager funds to cobble together a custom jeep over the subsequent year and a half.

 
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December 1961 Jeep News

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The December 1961 issue of Jeep News was only six pages, but still packed into a few interesting items. In the center column of the front page you can see the California Association of ‘Jeep’ Clubs had already come up with rules for jeeping on publics lands. Here in the PNW, we’ve seen a small contingent of folks doing stupid things that ruins it for everyone else. Such is life. Also note the bottom of page one showing the two giant billboards. I’ve never seen pics of these.

An article on page two references a 28-page two-color booklet titled “Your Ten Major Retail Markets”. That’s not one I’ve seen. Anyone else run across it? There’s also a reference to a Fleetvan comparison brochure. You can see pics of that here: http://www.ewillys.com/2016/03/29/1961-fleet-van-c…brochure-on-ebay/ (Not sure if I have a copy).

Page three contains something really unique: An Army FC-170 with a camper! The FC camper, an Army FC-170 with a Stahl bed, and an Army Traveller wagon were all headed to Alaska. Page three also has pics from a Billings, Montana, Rough Riders Jeep Club road event.

Page five and six contain a variety of stories, with several photos of FC-170 Fire trucks. Page seven shares the story of a New Jersey firm that operated pizza delivery wagons. Anything you can add to that story Mike?

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Stainless Steel Truck/Wagon Wing in 1948s?

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Dave discovered he has this wing window with stainless trim in one of his pickups. He’s not seen one before. Anyone know if they were an option?

He writes, “So I have come across a stainless steel wing window in one of my pick ups. According to the Willys America parts restoration book 48-49 pick ups and wagons had them. I have 3 1948 pick ups. None of them have stainless. I am trying to figure out if this was an option or what?”

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Photo of GPW From Warbird Website

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John shared this neat photo from the Warbird Website. You can even see the Ford tires on it. I tried to find the hood number (20145236), but it appears the G503 search has changed. Maybe someone else can have more luck determining if it is in the database.

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Photo of Elvis & Bazooka

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Mark shared this image of Elvis holding a Bazooka posted to the Armory Life website. Even more interesting, this M-38A1 has a rare defroster mounted on the windshield.

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Meyer Mark III Hardtop Glastonbury, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

Paul’s got this Meyer hardtop for sale. I agree with him, that it looks to be a Meyer Mark III.

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“I think this is a Meyer MIII
top. Surface rust. Rain gutters intact, see pic. Doors
included, windows operate up
and down. No body hinges. Rear
side window glasses, uninstalled,
included.
Extra set of parts doors included,
and a bonus hot water cabin
heater for civilian jeep. I’ll try
to answer any questions.”

 
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February 1959 Jeep News

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UPDATE: This was supposed to publish Friday morning, but didn’t for some reason… just discover this Friday night!

This eight-page February 1959 issue of Jeep News begins with a recap of the 1960 Chicago Autoshow, where the all-white jeep lineup on display was called, by some industry veterans, the most attractive commercial display at the show. Page three shows several different FCs adapted to various speciality tasks.

Page four and five share a report and multiple images from the auto show. There’s also a reference to two films played at the show. One was Jeep Frolics, a video shown in the post below, and another video showing a wide variety of tasks jeeps could perform (not sure which video this might be).

Page six contains an article about Warn’s successful hub sales. the article estimated that by 1959 there were 135,000 jeeps using Warn hubs. Page seven covers the use of jeeps in Detroit’s underground salt mines (also captured in pics from this post). Page eight features several stories, including another example of a custom FC camping unit.

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Jeep Frolics from 1958(ish)

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Willys Motors featured this Jeep Frolics film at the 1959 Chicago Autoshow, as explained in the February 1959 Jeep News. It features color clips from the Jeepers Jamboree out of Georgetown, California, ‘Jeep’ Roadeo racing from Yakima, Washington, and the ‘Jeep’ Endurance run staged at Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. According to the Jeep News issue, the film was a popular attraction at the auto show.

 
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Jeeps in the Detroit Salt Mines

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UPDATE: More on the Detroit Salt Mines from this February 1959 issue of Jeep News.

I saw a reference to jeeps in Detroit’s salt mines on Facebook. After a some research, I found a few more images. The salt is used exclusively as road de-icer.

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https://ephemeraldetroit.blogspot.com/2015/06/salt-city-beneath-detroit-booklet-1971.html

 
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1943 Flattie Auburn, WA $12,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/30/2023) Nice looking build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/6967622806590640

“350ci Chevy engine, Warn overdrive, new tires, tilt wheel, warn hubs, and more. Fun to drive”

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1949 Truck Pahrump, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

This appears worth a look.

“1949 willys truck. 4 cylinder flathead motor rebuilt. Runs 4wd. 6 volt system must see to appreciate. 6,000 or best offers. Thanks for looking.”

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1948? CJ-2A Bend, OR $1800

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This may well be worth a look. No title.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/bend-willy-jeep-project/7697237758.html

“Willys Jeep project. Was a farm vehicle in California. Motor and transmission included. Transmission stuck in gear, Motor ran but hasn’t been started in years.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Upland, CA $4800

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This is number #14701.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/349897247625710

“All original, no rust in the body and only minor rust in the hat channels. Motor is said to run but needs installation. Clean title on PNO. Must be towed.”

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1947 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $8100

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Seems worth a look. Seller must sell.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2930218087115150

“Custom and very clean fresh 327 Chevy custom wheels and tires everything has been gone through/will trade for nice camp trailer or fifth wheel of same value MUST SELL make me an offer”

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1950 M-38 Seatac, WA $10,000

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No description, other than “perfect condition”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1061426531655839

“Inmaculate colection car: 1950 Jeep Wilys in perfect condition, $10.000.”

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Koenig CJ-2A Hardtop Missoula, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

This may lack some glass.

“Hard top with hard doors for a CJ2A.”

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