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Old Car Rally Coventry to Birmingham 1946

• CATEGORIES: videos

This was fun to watch.

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Jeeps in Production

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, War Images • TAGS: .

Here are 3 images taken by Alfred Palmer in December of 1941.  These three photographs were taken at the Toledo Willys Plant. There are other images that show the machines used to manufacture parts, but I didn’t really find them very interesting.

Library of Congress Link for the below photo

Library of Congress link for the below photo

Library of Congress link for the below photo

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Year? Wagon Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $800

“4 Cylinder Engine, 3 Speed Transmission.  Project. Buyer to pay all delivery charges, if any
Clear Title.”

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1948 Truck Louisville, Ky $5500

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

This Wagon has a pretty plush interior.

“VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND 48 WILLYS JEEP. HAS 69 CHEVROLET 350 4V, AUTO, 69 NOVA SUB FRAME AND REAR END.  NO E`MAILS – if interested or want more info please call DALE @ 502- 396-9088 NO Scammers Phone calls ONLY.  my friend listed this for me and I don’t have a computer – phone calls only.”

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1955 Truck Holcomb, Ks eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Sunglasses required to look at this truck!  It’s a bright one.  I can appreciate a seller telling it like it is.   The seller did the painting and notes “I did the painting, there is no bondo under the paint. Sorry the paint is not great.”

“1955 Willys Jeep pickup, This is a pretty straight pickup.  The paint is bright, but rough.  Someone put a 351-C6 in this pickup, but did a lousy job.  They butchered the firewall and front differential pinion shaft.  It is in there and seems to run good.  Please ask questions ahead of time, I will do my best to answer them,  i will also try to get you any photos you want, feel free to ask.”

View all the pics at eBay

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1959? DJ-3A Fresno, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The seller indicates this is a ’59, however a potential buyer (see Q/A at bottom of ebay page) felt that based on the speedometer design, this was more likely a ’56.  I’d agree with the potential buyer, because this document indicates that the serial number of this jeep, 56337 10425, makes this a 1956 DJ-3A, the 425th DJ-3A made.

“This is a 1959 Willys Jeep 2 wheel drive Gala Surrey or Dispatcher project.  These are rare and valuable vehicles when they are restored, but this one isn’t.  It needs A LOT of restoration, but what’s here is in fairly good shape.  It would make a good starting point for a restoration.  Fortunately, these are not too hard to work on.  I bought this many years ago and have slowly been collecting a few parts, but I have too many projects and not enough time or money.  This project has to go.  This is a body & frame and axles and some parts.  There is no motor or transmission.  I have a correct type motor and correct column shift T 96 transmission with overdrive, but they are listed seperately on ebay and not included with this listing (see my other listings).  The guy I got it from had started to convert it to a 6 cylinder motor and was going to make a sand buggy out of it.  He removed the original motor mounts and put some other mounts in, but I don’t know what engine they are for.  He didn’t do any significant damage to the frame, and the correct motor mounts should go right back on the frame”

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1948 CJ-2A Chesapeake, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

The body looks pretty clean.

“New water pump, head just machined, new fuel tank, new shocks.”


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1969 CJ-5 Spokane, Wa $3000


I would assume this has a Dana 44 in the rear and probably a Dana 27 in the front?

“1969 cj5 rebuilt buick 225, sm465 trans (4spd), dana 18 twin stick, dana 25 front 4.88,dana 27 4.88. dual 10 gal tanks. front bucket seat from jeep cherokee. fold n tumble rear seat new brake mstr cylinder, electric fuel pump. This has been a good rig for me great for hunting, wheelin, or just driving. No longer use so just need to sell.  asking 3000.00 obo  Please call me at 206-227-2302 Pat or Pete 509-533-0741.”

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1959 CJ-5 Lakewood, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000. 

(12/26/09) “1959 willys cj body style xtra parts has ford v8 installed. was used for hunnting and snow car. soft top ruff was listed for 2500.00 but wife says sell so price reduced to first 2000.00 takes!

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1947 CJ-2A Hayden, Id $2500


UPDATE:  Still Available

(12/07/09) This is very much a project still.  I love the Hayden area.  I still have relatives up there and if I could make a good living up there, I’d move in a heartbeat.

I have a stock 1947 Willys CJ-2A, the body work is 95% complete and the frame has been blasted, primed and powder coated black along with the wheels. The engine is in good condition and just needs rebuilt since it has sat for along time. Th engine is #’s matching down to the generator and voltage regulator.”


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1948 CJ-2A Warner Robins, Ga **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

It may run, but it’s not “ALL” original.


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Reader Builds: John’s 1944 GPW

• CATEGORIES: Builds, GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

John spent this past fall and winter doing some cosmetic restoration to this great looking GPW.  John says he’s keeping this GPW for a while, so please don’t send him any sales inquiries.  Thanks for sharing!

See all of the images of his GPW here

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Australian Troops in New Guinea

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, War Images • TAGS: .

Here some pics of Australian Troops during WWII from the Library of Congress.

Taken in March, 1943, In New Guinea.  This Willys serves as an ambulance for Australian troops in New Guinea. Library of Congress

Here’s some troops navigating through some muck. This convoy is carrying military chiefs and cabinet ministers on a visit to battle areas in New Guinea. Air Vice-Marshall G. Jones is shown in the leading vehicle during the tour of the convoy.  Library of Congress

This image might not be Australian Troops, but it is supposed to be taken in October of 1942 in Australia.  Library of Congress.

Soldiers, wounded in the fighting in New Guniea, are carried to a base.  Library of Congress.

This was taken in March of 1943.  Australian troops and supplies go to the front line at Buna.  Library of Congress.

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Willys Trucks and Wagons over at Jalopy Journal

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Website, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

Jalopy Journal has a short thread with a variety of pics.  The wagon that caught my eye is shown below, a creatively constructed ‘party wagon’.  I love it!  There’s a few more pics of this at the website.

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1956 CJ-6 Marthasville, Mo $1000


The seller says this is a CJ-5, but it looks to be a CJ-6 with a full canopy. No motor.

“1956 cj5 no title 4 cyl hard top runs but i think it has a wheel locked up all new break system summer 2008 will need to be trailered or towed it pulls nicly on the factory tow bar behind a full size truck $1000 or trade for complite running sbc 4 bolt main 350 383 or 400 may do partial trade for a 2 bolt 305 or 350 running and complite no fuel injected motors please it is for a 1984 chevy P/U.  i do not have money to buy a motor so do not ask.  may trade for zero turn mower, log splitter, or guns no junk please.  636-295-7379 if no answer leave message justin.”

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1951 CJ-3A Loveland, Co Make Offer


Best offer takes it.  It hasn’t been run in a few years.

“1951 Willy’s Jeep. Great project. flat 4 engine was rebuilt 5 years ago, still needs new/rebuilt carborator and new rear seal. Body/Seats need work. Has sat for the last 5 years, I did not have the mony to complete rebuilding it. For more info call Dan 970-290-5573.”

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1946? CJ-2A? Anchorage, AK **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $2800.  **SOLD**

(06/01/09) The seller says this is a ’46, but the body looks more like a MB/GPW body.  There’s no gas inlet and no bow holders.

“Willing to trade for a 4×4 chevy or import truck. Contact via email for more details”

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1962 CJ-5 Hartford, Ct $4600


The seller claims this jeep only has 5100 miles.  It looks pretty stock, but hard to believe the miles are that low.

“For Sale 1962 Willys CJ5 Jeep 5,100 original miles with Meyers 6′ snow plower in very good condition call 860-614-7096”

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1949 CJ-2A Kettle Falls, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

(06/23/09) The suspension has been highly modified.

“1949 willlys jeep with all toyota running gear; 20r eng, transmission, transfer case and rear ends. Great project to finish up and get out on the trail. Needs a few things finished up but I have all the parts needed. I also have two toyota parts rigs that can go with it for free. It has a soft top but not in great shape and it also has a new bikini top and new tires.”

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1946 CJ-2A Cleveland, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The drain holes have been plugged, which I suspect means there’s been some work done on the passenger and driver’s side areas of the body.

“You are 1946 Willys in great condition. This truck has been completely restored and looks and runs great. It has always been garage kept. We are selling it due to lack of room. This truck needs a good home. Transmission in great condition. Own your own piece of WWII history. This truck is as is, there is no warranty. This is pick up only. Happy Bidding. If you have any questions feel free to ask.”

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1944 MB Fairplay, Mo $2500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500

(11/22/09) It looks in reasonable condition.

“1944 military willys jeep runs and drives good needs paint.I am listing this for my dad call him @ 417-694-7642”


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1948 CJ-2A ‘lefty’ Lamar, Mo eBay


UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

Here’s a CJ-2A that has the spare tire on the driver side and the bow holders on the passenger side.  I see no evidence to indicate this was a military vehicle or a military ambulance.

“I am selling a 1948 Willys for a friend of mine.  It runs good, all tires hold air, and it’s fun to drive around the farm.  It has a clear missouri title.  He was told that it used to be a military ambulance.  I have posted several pics of it, but I can get all the pics you need, so just send me an email and tell me what you would like to see. I am starting the auction at the lowest price he said he would take for the willys, but if you want to make a reasonable offer I will ask him if he will take it.  If you need me to deliver the vehicle I can do so for .75 cents per mile round trip (total from Lamar, MO to your place and back)  This will need to be paid in full prior to me delivering the vehicle.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Again, please email me if you have any questions and thanks for looking.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1956 Wagon Pendleton, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

(12/20/09) I’m not sure if this runs or not.

“I am selling my 1956 willys wagon it has the original 6cyl supper hurricane motor 3spd with factory electronic over drive. when i got it the restoration had been started so all the chrome is off and the inside panels are off but all of the parts are in the wagon, even the original wood slats in the back and i have a few other misc parts and some owners manuals as well i am pretty set on my price any offers please have cash and in person i don’t want to trade”



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1948 CJ-2A Spanaway, Wa $2500


UPDATE:  Price has risen.

(01/18/09) It’s a project.

Got It From grandpa. Means alot to me but need cash.. grill, fenders, body, motor, seats, top, hood,some wires,and window.  It ran few years back. bolts broke. good project. even got keys for the ignition. 2500 obo”

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Reason #63 for a trip to Italy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Museums, Old Images, Website

Some of the folks over at the website had a discussion regarding the Museo Storico Piana delle Orme – Latina (Italy).    The museum describes itself as a “historical theme park designed to accommodate one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world: planes, tanks, locomotives, wagons, radio, weapons and hundreds of military vehicles, agricultural tractors, threshers, trams and coaches, tools and thousands of objects of all types and sizes. Dedicated to the twentieth century, the Museum is a journey through 50 years of Italian history. 14 themed to tell the traditions and culture of the peasant, the great works of improvement, the Second World War but also to show the vehicles and means at the dawn of industrialization and great toys with which children entertained themselves.

For the purposes of ewillys, the highlight of the trip might just be the opportunity to check out these two modified flatties a little closer (ok, hopefully we could find many more highlights as well!)

In the foreground, we have a MB that has been converted into a tow truck.  Behind, and to the left, is a jeep with a water tank(?) on the back of it.  Maybe a water transporter?  This photo was taken by “Captain Bill”.