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Year CJ-3B LIncoln City, Or $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It will run.  Promise.

“Jeep Willy’s CJ-3B highhood, stock 4 cylinder, will run, no title, 503-440-4145”

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/cto/1465758451.html

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Builds: Cutting a logo into metal

• CATEGORIES: Builds

I am planning to do a section on mini jeeps from the 50s and 60s.  As I was searching for images, I ran across this very logical way of cutting out a logo from a thin plate of steel with some simple tools.  Of course, once I saw the pics, I thought, duh, that makes perfect sense, but for some reason, it didn’t occur to me to do it this way.  Now I know how I can make some “ewillys” plates that I could mount on the sides of the jeep.

I got these pics and idea from the Ranger Station.

You can see the logo in the middle of this image

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The Logo was painted onto the steel

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Then the logo was drilled

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Then there were many hours of grinding according to the builder

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And then, the thing that surprised me the most, was where the builder planned to use the logo.

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1954 CJ-3B Eastern Or $2500 + some other jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Builds

The CJ-3B for sale is a Non Running Jeep that’s a bit rough.  It is for sale on MyJeepSpace.com.  This was put up for sale September 09.  I assume it is still for sale.

Below the images of the jeep for sale is the owner’s collection of old jeeps (+ one of his dad’s jeeps).  The owner lives on a ranch in Eastern Oregon and loves running around it in his old 4x4s. It looks like he had a wonderful barn for storing and working on them!

“For Sale, a nice 1954 CJ-3B High Hood. Not running at this time. Body in good shape, has 4 cylinder motor, original seat frames. Clear Oregon title. I was going to restore it, now going to get married, so, plans change ! Was running for the man I bought it from, he thought he would restore it, started to restore, then found out he was in over his head. Nice jeep to restore. There are pictures of it on my profile ‘view more pictures’. $2,500. colt5124440@yahoo.com , 541-358-2800”

You can view the owner’s profile here and   You can view all his jeeps here.

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Now some pics of the collection:

This is his row of project jeeps.

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Here’s his two CJ-5s

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Here’s a 1947 CJ-2A he restored

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And a 1946 CJ-2A that he and his dad restored

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1964 CJ-3B Saratoga Springs, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Gerald pointed out that this appears to be a Right Hand Drive CJ-3b.  I agree it looks that way.  On closer inspection, as Felix noted, the Willys was backwards.  Some of these pics are flipped and some aren’t, though who knows why ..

This jeep has been sitting for 20 years, but it looks more like it has been sinking for 20 years.

1964 Willy’s Jeep. Has not been operated since 1990. In fair shape. A Great Restoration Project or for Parts. I can email any interested party additional pictures. Comes with the snow plow attached. We cannot provide the title (it has been lost), but do have a New York State Registration document for this vehicle. Additionally, we cannot provide a key to the ignition. This car is sold as is. It must be picked up or buyer must arrange pickup. Feel free to email me with any questions.”

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Builds: More on Pauls Stainless M-38

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

If you haven’t yet read about Pauls M-38 project, go to installment 1 and installment 2.

Paul, take it away …

Paul Bierman again with a few more pictures of the never ending Willys project.  I didn’t want a rear seat (Who can fit back there anyway?) so I fabricated a storage box which spans between the rear wheel wells and is divided into two sections.  The half behind the passengers seat is the new battery location along with the circuit breaker panel, the master relay and circuit breaker and most of the switch relays.  The half behind the driver’s side is the home of a now vintage (but it’s still brand new, I bought it quite a while ago) ten disc cd changer with some room left over for an out of view storage compartment.  I’ve replaced just about all of the wiring with new (there’s some original wiring on the gas heater still but I’ll get to that sometime) with some fancy pants, super flexible cold weather wiring which stays flexible down to 55 below zero F.  Boy, doesn’t that just make you feel dandy.  If it’s that cold I’ll wait till spring, besides I try to draw the line on outside work when the temperature drops past 40 below zero F, nothing’s worse than having to take a leak when you’re wearing multiple layers of clothing eight inches thick and Little Mr. Wizzard shrunk up to an inch and a half.  No matter what you do you know at least one of your boots is going to get wet.

Moving the instrument panel above the windshield caused still more problems but the most annoying one was how I could get all the wires from the gauges down to the main body without my work looking like crap.  I was at work thinking this over (Ok, I was in the bathroom but I do my deepest thinking sitting down) when I happened to glance over at the wall and saw a beautiful stainless steel handle just the right size with curved ends, satin finished and everything!   Problem solved, until I mentioned this great solution to my boss and his exact response was, “Touch it and die.”  Geeze, guess I’ll have to spend my own money and purchase some handicap grab handles.  The local home supply store had quite a selection of stainless handles but I ran into a problem with an over enthusiastic clerk wanting to help me with my bathroom remodel.  He’d never heard of a 52 Willys bathroom renovation.  The handles worked out great, you can see them on the pictures of the windshield/instrument panel photos by the door posts.

Winter was late getting here (I love global warming!) but I have lots of cold dark days ahead of me so the Willys will get a great deal of attention before this latest batch of snow melts.  Next week I’ll have the side and rear window glass cut and then I’ll have to make patterns for the door window glass and they’ll be ordered when my wallet says it’s ok.

PS …  I’ve really enjoyed the comments left by fellow Willys wackos, the concern about welding above the jerry can was nice but the can had never been used and I threw it out after I’d made the gas can mount.  If I was to worry about welding safety I should have thought about the beef and bean burrito (with cheese and onions on top) I’d eaten for lunch, not so much for the flamability aspect (the poor garage just isn’t that tightly sealed) but the thrust developed after lunch could have blown me off those fancy bucket workstands!

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Club Runs: Over the Mts and Thru the Woods for Fish & Chips

• CATEGORIES: Club Runs

I’m introducing a new section I call club runs.  We’ll see if it grows or not ….

The members of the Wandering Willys Jeep Club live in the greater Seattle area, which means if they want Fish and Chips, going to Seattle’s Alki Beach on Puget Sound and feasting on Spuds’ Halibut Fish and Chips (fresh fries) would make a great deal of sense.  Spuds has great fish and chips.  But, no one has accused the WWJC members of having much sense.

Instead they elected to jump in their jeeps and head towards the woods, mountains and snow of the Naches Pass to find Fish and Chips.  It was probably their crazy President’s idea, yes Mitch?  I’m not sure where they ate their fish and chips once they reached the other side, but as the pictures show, it must have been a beautiful, winterland run.

On the website, the club notes, “Nine Jeeps took to the Naches Trail for some Fish & Chips on the east side of the Naches Pass.  The snow was fun, but massaged into ice by the Jeeps.  Some of us went home on asphalt after a late lunch, others took the trails well into the night for some fun night Jeeping.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry …..

You can see more pics at the WWJC website.

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Willys Chassis Montosano, Wa $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts

This looks like a straight frame with plenty of parts.

“40 s something willys frame , motor , axles , trans/transfer case. All assembled. Motor block cracked. Running gear looks to be good. Sold as is. $300.00 cash”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1464969811.html

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1948 Wagon Alameda, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like an interesting project.

“Bought for a family project that unfortunetly has never gotten underway…. This is the real deal, ITS ALL THERE!!! Never been taken apart, never, “restored,” and in great shape. Its been warehoused for the last ten years, and has not been on the road since the 80’s. In great shape for its age, Black plates, clear title, 100% unmolested – Dash is untouched, roof is solid. A great candidate for restoration. I will be out of the area until 11/1/09, but will upload pics then. For those who are interested, please email and I will reply upon my return. Available to show Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 2500 obo”

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1951 M-38 Slidell, La eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

It’s too bad this doesn’t run.  I like how rough it looks.

“1951 WILLYS JEEP M38 4X4, 24V  SYSTEM, MFD. BY WILLYS OVERLAND MOTORS INC., MFR. SERIAL NUMBER 38477, VIN # 451-MC1-38477, DATE 10-51, WILLY JEEP HAS BEEN IN MY GARAGE SINCE 1972, LAST REGISTERED LIS PLATE 1972-1973, LOST  TITLE, NEEDS NEW 2-RIMS  AND TIRES, FLOOR BOARD NEEDS REPAIR AND SOME BODY REPAIR, JEEP DOES NOT RUN BUT ENGINE WILL TURN OVER WHEN PULLED.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1956 CJ-5 Bonduel, Wi $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This has a cool old top.  Give this a paint job and it could be a great old jeep.

“For sale 1956 Willys jeep. This jeep has recently had the motor and plow pump rebuilt it runs great. The frame and drive train are in good shape. The body has some rust but for it”s age it”s in pretty good shape. It would make a great cabin or woods truck. $2000 o.b.o call 920-373-0833”

http://greenbay.craigslist.org/cto/1464012653.html

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This looks like an early 50s M-38 eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller lists this as a 1945 jeep, but it looks more like a M-38 based on the windshield and the grille (both headlight bezels and holes below the bezels.  This is located in Oxford Station, Ontario, Canada.

“Willys Jeep I think is it a 1945 it runs good 4×4 work great! comes with a plow and a parts jeep.  If you have any questions feel free to email me”

View all the pics on eBay

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1953 CJ-3A Waukesha, Wi **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38 • TAGS: .

This is a CJ-3A that’s been nicely altered into a M-38 clone.

“1953 M38 CLONE, Rust free, 225 V6, Over drive,”

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M-38 Grille Seattle, Wa $75

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

Steve’s got this good looking grille for sale, though I believe it’s a M-38 grille. Note the holes at the bottom.  I believe they are for attaching the M-38 grille hinges.

“All Orignal early Flat fender Grille with Shroud ( I think CJ2A), Uncut or molested, Light surface rust but in great shape, been in storage 30+ yrs, call with questions, 206 890 6233.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/1462257584.html

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Willys Reason Number 13

• CATEGORIES: Reader Stories

I don’t know the full story here, but I suspect Jim didn’t have a good morning.

Jim writes, “Reason number 13 why you do not let your lazy good for nothing 250 pound coffee drinking buddy lean against your willys on jack stands in the gravel at 8am in the morning!”

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Jewels Stainless Steel Tailgate Seattle, Wa $300

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

This is for sale by Steve, as close to a brother as I had growing up, who grew up in the back of his jeep (Otis) while I grew up in the back of mine.

“I have a Best Jewels SS tailgate super rare.  It has a small dent on top tube but could be easily repaired.  206 890 6233 call with questions.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/1464094723.html

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1951 CJ-3A Kingsburg, Ca $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

It’s certainly a clean,  nice looking rebuild.

“A unique custom with a 4.3 Chev FI and 4L60E. Drivetrain professionally built by Tri County Gear Pomona with Dana 300, 4.88 gears, full floaters, 44 rear, power front discs and ARB lockers, It has Tom Woods drivelines and a beautiful BMW Titan Silver finish. If you are looking for the nicest Flatfender around that is good on the street, beach or trail check this one out. 600 miles on complete restoration. It only needs the key turned-gas is in it! Call Doug at 559 287-4668 or Email at mailto:dlevers@sbcglobal.net”

http://orangecounty.kijiji.com/c-Cars-vehicles-Trucks-vans-SUVs-CJ3A-Willys-Jeep-W0QQAdIdZ168376884#ixzz0Wi8jssJf

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Builds: DJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

Here’s several DJ-5s that popped into my inbox in the passed few days.  I don’t know if it is coincidence or not, but all three are different primary colors.

Rick has rebuilt two of the three below.  Rick writes, The Red one has a Ford 302. Blue has a 351 Ford bored to 394 ci. Thought you might be interested in seeing them. You can post them if you think anyone would like to see them. No, they ain’t for sale.

The third jeep, the yellow one, is on bidding, though bidding has ended.

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And the yellow one on eBay (bidding ended)

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Here’s a before image of the yellow jeep

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Some Registered Trademarks of Daimler Chrysler

• CATEGORIES: Features

I was doing some research on which Registered Trademarks relating to Willys or Jeep were related to Daimler, Chrysler (D/C) or their subsidiaries (and I was surprised at how many of these are owned by different subsidiaries within the D/C organizations).

A short primer on Trademarks.  Registered Trademarks are applied for with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. If the Office thinks you have a good case, they’ll grant you a trademark.  Sometimes you apply for a trademark with just words OR sometimes you apply with the words in a particular design.

When you apply for a Trademark, you apply for 1 or more different classes, with each class costing currently between $275 – $325.  As you see below, over the years, D/C has applied for additional Trademarks over additional types of goods and services (and in fact has applied for and then abandon some other categories also which I don’t list).

So, if you aren’t bored yet, keep on reading.  Below, I’ve listed all the valid Willys, Jeep and some other interesting Trademarks.  First, you’ll see the Trademarked Name, followed by the Registration number of the Trademark, and finally, notes about the particular Class for which the Trademark was granted.  In most cases, you’ll also see the year when it was first used in commerce, which is important for protecting your rights of ownership.

1) I was surprised to see that D/C only has registered trademarks for WILLYS in two classes, which is good for me because it leaves a large number of Willys names open should I want to Trademark some additional names.

A) Willys 2722568 IC 028 TOYS, NAMELY, MODEL REPLICAS OF LAND VEHICLES.

B) Willys 3387789 IC 012 G & S: Automobiles.

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F-head / T-90 / BW Overdrive Portland, or $150

• CATEGORIES: OD Borg Warner/Rancho, Transmissions

Not a bad price for a column shift T-90 and BW Overdrive.  The Engine is seized.

“THIS IS A F HEAD ENGINE IT WAS ORIGINALLY OUT OF A 62 WILLYS WAGON 2WD IT IS JUST A CORE AS IT APPEARS TO BE SEAZED UP BUT HAS A 12 VOLT STARTER GENERATOR THAT CAN BE USED ALSO ON A L HEAD ENGINE THIS IS COMPLETE FROM FAN TO TRANSMISSION
TRANSMISSION IS A FACTORY COLUNM SHIFT 2WD TRANNY WITH BORG WARNER OVERDRIVE ENGINE TRANNY COMPLETE AS PICTURED $150.00”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/1463401389.html

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1948 CJ-2A Hattiesburg, MS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** $750.

It’s been modified in some unusual ways.

“1948 Willy Jeep, not running. Sitting on an early ’80s CJ frame with a Buick V6 under the hood. Ignition needs rewiring, and fuel tank/pump needs to be pulled and checked out/sealed. Will turn over, but couldn’t get it to fire with starter fluid. Bought it to fix up, but have since bought a new house and until I get a shop built at the new house, no room for all my projects. Comes with tow bar that is attached to the front and will throw in the ignition switches I purchased to install. It’s rough looking, but would make a fun project or hunting truck. Currently no fluid in the brake reservoir and I’m unsure on what they’ll need. No title, but I’ll provide a bill of sale along with the bill of sale I received and a copy of the last registered owner information that I have. That’s about everything I know about it. $750 obo. Will consider trades for an ATV, double door white refrigerator & cash (email dimensions), .45 cal pistol (looking for a Kimber ultra carry, but will consider others), tractor, box blade…..”

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1948 CJ-2A Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

There might be some value here, but the body looks beat up.

“Asking 500.00. Great project. I bought it to fix-up. Too many projects. My loss your gain. Call to see! Comes with motor, Clean title”

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1940s CJ-2A Farmington, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was  “Make Offer”

To the seller’s credit, they don’t sugar coat a couple of points,  including noting the decent body, ugly hood scoop built around the radiator, [and] really awful paint.

“CJ2A has been parked a long time, was running 4 years ago. Its a project but could make a good cheap hunting/ranch/camping/rock crawler. Has a rebuilt Ford V8, hanging peddle conversion, decent body, ugly hood scoop built around the radiator, really awful paint. I will include another hood, a correct gas tank, a heavy duty roll bar, a tow bar, military gas can with mount, a jeep 15 inch spare wheel and a factory tire carrier. No title, bill of sale only, sold as is, can help with delivery if not to far away or maybe for the cost of diesel if out of town. Would consider part trades for jeep stuff/parts, winch, military/hunting/cowboy stuff etc”

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1954 & 56 CJ-3Bs Knoxville, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“For sale are a 1954 Willys CJ-3B with factory hard top. This is a rolling chassis only. I don’t have the drivetrain. The axles are complete from drum to drum and are in good condition. The front axle has the factory lockouts that are functional. There is an additional 1956 CJ-B tub, fenders, hood and grill that go along with this that is in great shape. this jeep is body parts only. I also have an extra pair of original hard doors that go with this. These jeeps would be great for going back original or making a fun toy.”

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1951 CJ-3A Carpentersville, Nj eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  The winning bid was $3600, which surprises me a bit given the rotted tires and top and the dented body.

“1951 Willys Jeep w/ 4 wheel drive. I am told it is a CJ3A ?? This is Barn fresh. Stored away for years!! The body is in good condition. Some dents and dings. Was hit in the left rear quarter at sometime. There is no cancer. The floors are great!! No dents in the tailgate or the floor. Motor is free. Turns over. The gas is old. Tires are dry rotted. This is a great one to restore. This is for pickup only!”

View all the pics on eBay

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CJ-3A? Project Westwood, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

It looks like someone just plopped a body onto a GM frame (truck maybe).

“willys not msure of the year but. has gm 44 front and gm 14 bolt rear. 33,12.50 tires 16.5 searil # ca398873”

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