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1972 CJ-5 Hillsboro, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

This is a nice looking CJ-5 at a reasonable price.

“6 cyl. 3 speed Jeep runs and drives. Needs a new windshield. Comes with old soft top and miscellaneous parts and pieces. Has 33×9.50×15 tires. 4” rancho lift. New windshield frame and tailgate. New fender flares and Turn signal switch. New tailights and side marker lights. All lights and turn signals work. New glove box and door. New spare tire carrier for tailgate. New seat belts.Need to be installed. Spare set of white spoke 15×8 wheels. Too many projects not enough time to enjoy it. “

 
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1952 M-38 Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“Must Sell 1952 flat fender Jeep. 231 v6 auto. comes with 4 33-14.00-15 super swampers on wheels.. also have soft top and mech. jeep winch. offers and trades considered..”

 
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1958 M-38 Idaho Falls, Idaho $6800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Looks very nice.

"1952 Military Jeep Original with upgrades ( see Photos)  Runs Great!  Call John 208-552-4955 or Cell 208-589-1452"

http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/784494711.html 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Columbus Grove, Ohio eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is a sharp looking jeep.  I would guess the reserve is pretty high on this one.

"For Sale:  1947 Willys Jeep 4×4.  Spent most of its life in California.  Absolutely NO rust.  The paint is not perfect and has some chips.  It has a GM V-6 with roller rockers, aluminum high rise intake with 4 barrel carb, headers, spark arrester header mufflers, electronic ignition, high performance clutch with T-10 4 speed, big face tac, true-loc axles, 3 inch lift, aluminum wheels with 33 inch mud tires, 2 fuel tanks.  Grant steering wheel (also have original big Willys steering wheel and side mirrors), Bimini and full convertable top with canvas doors.  The motor has less than 5000 miles on it and is either built by Kenne Bell or has Kenne Bell parts (this information was provided by previous owner)…. Call Dave at (419)303-4918."

View all the pics on eBay 

 
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1949 CJ-2A Sequim, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It looks like the steps have been modified.  Probably should do a close rust check of that area.

"1949 willys jeep CJ2-A 78,412 miles. 3500$Firm. 4 cylinder F head engine, key start, 3 speed trans, w/ hi-lo range. 4 wheel drive with locking hubs. Newer fuel tank, and electronic fuel pump. Newer carb, Kay-line soft top, newer seats, padded roll bar, electronic wipers, and also comes with tow bar and wiring TOW READY!!!!! 15 years of service records, previously owned by a auto dealer. John @ (360) 461-2628"

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/806451756.html 

 
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Blueprints for Willys

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Website

Here's an interesting site I found. Blueprints.com  claims to have over 24,000 automobile blueprints online (though they appear more like a single drawing rather than full blueprints), including a variety of jeeps.  To the right is a jeep labeled CJ-4.  The site manager states:

"I do not claim to have made, scanned or drawn all of the blueprints on this website. I did on the other collect, edit and host all of them, free of charge, in my spare time.

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My Build – Fender Update

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

I made good progress over the weekend. As you can see, I was able to mount the fenders and take a few shots of the jeep with the fenders.  It will look good.

In order to fit the fenders, I had to make cutouts in the wheel wells for the headers.  But, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted to fill around the headers.  So, I bought a little bit of stove pipe and used that as a form to wrap fiberglass around the headers.  

The last pic is the fenders with the new covers for the headers.  To match the rest of the underside of the body, I'm going to paint herculiner on the wheelwell of the fenders (which saves a bunch of finish work) and fill in the gaps and paint the top and inside of the headers.

Here are some pics below.

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Reader Pix — David’s Parents at the Sand Dunes

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, News

A reader named David has shared an old picture of his parents racing around the sand dunes in what looks to be a CJ-2A.  This picture is a good reminder that you don't need a fancy jeep to go out and enjoy a day in the sand.  David will be sending a few more pictures along with some background text soon.  Thanks David!

 
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1953 CJ-3B Kimberly, Idaho eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This CJ-3B has about 23,000 miles on it.  The body looks in good shape, though the new paint job could possibly be hiding dings and rust. The rims are interesting — I'm not sure if those are newer or old rims.  Kimberly is 2 hours southeast of Boise.

"This is willy. a 1953 Willys CJ 3B 4cyl Jeep 4×4 in nice condition. This is a very fun Jeep to drive in the summer! It has been recently re-painted in a blue to purple coat/clear coat. New Bikini top & doors, new (USED) seats. All new Diamond plate was installed.  A very solid Jeep overall. Runs great with no mechanical issues. Has a very nice set of tires wrapped around a new set of rims. The tires have lots of tread life left. Pardon the mud! See the pictures!"

View all the pics on eBay 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Arvada, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Mighty Mites, Unique Jeeps

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. AS-IS parts or restore. No title. The drive train is complete But the chassis is shot. We do have a few other little parts in a box that we didn’t want to walk off in the wrong hands. Overall this truck has a whole lot of potential. We also have a few other jeeps and 3 1/2 Mighty Mites for sale as well. We are liquidating some of the collection. ”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Portland, Or $2500

• CATEGORIES: Transfer Cases

This jeep's been family owned since 1955.  It's a bit rough and that poorly mounted roof doesn't help it's look.

"Original Willys Jeep that needs some TLC. Civilian model with tailgate. Been in my family since 1955 with only 2 owners before that. Have half hard top plus frame and canvas doors for canvas top. Doors have canvas with see through windows on frames now. Less than 5000 miles on engine rebuild. Odometer froze at 25,000 miles but probably only has 30,000 total miles if that. Never used for anything but hunting. E-mail for more pics. Call if interested, Ray 503-780-6968"

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/car/780107350.html 

 
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1954 CJ-3B Encinitas, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“This is a 1954 Willy’s Jeep model CJ3B. It has a 283 small block Chevy V8 engine.  GM SM420 4-speed transmission (granny low), Dana model 18 transfer case, Warn overdrive, Dana model 44 front and rear axles with Detroit lockers in both, 5.38 gear ratio, AVM lockout hubs, BF Goodrich radial all-terrain T/A tires – size 32 X 11.50 R15, power steering, AM/FM/Cassette radio, CB radio, Confer top carrier, rear carrier with 2 5-gal can carriers, hi-lift jack, 2 under-seat gas tanks, rear seat with under-seat locking storage box, receiver hitch, all VDO gauges, 2 new brake master cylinders and 1 new clutch master cylinder. Runs excellent.  The body was mounted on a new NOS frame in 2006 …”

 
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1942 GPW + Bantam Trailer Bellingham, Wa $3800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

There's definitely some work to be done on this package.

"Broken Leg forces sale! Serious buyers only please, no trades. Engine runs (134L head go devil) 4 combat rims & brand new military tires. Started to tear down for sheet metal work & paint, but unfinished. Box of spare parts goes with. Clear title, same owner last 8 years. Have Bantam trailer fender (is missing in pictures). Would be beautiful restored. Call 360-733-5911 or email aeschliman4@comcast.net for more photos or with questions."

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/car/780675621.html 

 
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1945 MB North Dakota eBay

• CATEGORIES: MB

Ok, I like the big gun.  Hard to find jeeps with big guns in them anymore.  I know it says replica, but maybe it actually shoots?

"1945 Willys MB.  This army jeep is ready for parades, shows, or just driving around. Comes with everything as shown, including .50 cal replica. With the exception of a later hood and T-90 transmission, this is a very complete (original) MB. The steering is tight, brakes are good, engine runs fine, and the tires are three years old. The four wheel drive is fully operational."

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1944 GPW Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

“1944 ford willys jeep from world war II ,completly redone new top tire engine overhaul and more …original manuals ..runs great and good for parades or just to have if your a collector.miles are 23000 and to the best of our knowledge are to be correct as per the title states ..jeep is in great shape and with the 4 wheel drive will go any where offroad ..more pictures available upon request . we are asking 7000.00 but are open to any reasonable offers.”

 
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Why a Roll Cage is a good idea

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Take one look at this photo and you can see why having a good roll cage is smart.  The driver of this jeep, 63 year old Alvin Baldwin, died in the rollover after being ejected.  The link to the original article no longer exists.  It occurred outside Virginia City.

 
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Drive Cycles and Emissions

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Well, I learned something new today:  Drive Cycles …. 

A couple days ago my 1997 BMW 540i failed an emissions test (for the second year in a row).  Last year I had shown enough money spent on the engine to get a waiver.  This year, I was a little nervous because I didn't know whether they'd give me a second waiver or not.  (This vehicle is a blast to drive and a PIA to take care of or work on!!)

Well, I just got done speaking with the head of the Air Quality Testing for ADA County, my new friend Roger (I have to say that it's nice to be able to talk to the head of the department — that's one nice thing about living in a small populated state).  What happened was not that I failed, but that they couldn't read my car's computer.  The reason was that I have not completed a drive cycle since the last time I reset my car's computer codes (Any time I work on it, I reset the codes to see if I have fixed the problem).  I figured anytime I got into the car and drove it that the computer would be on and recording normally.  However, until a drive cycle is complete, none of my monitors (which are really groups of codes) are actually capable of being read.  So, Roger, who said he consulted with the EPA back in 1992, said he had a good deal of insight into what constituted a drive cycle.

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My Build – Operation Fender Length .. cont

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

I made a good deal of progress with the fenders yesterday.  I created a series of mini molds and fiberglassed several times in different sections to successfully capture the right angles.  So, step 1 is complete.

Today I'll be drilling and mounting the fenders so that they fit correctly.  One issue I have to surmount is that the slope on the fenders seems slightly different than the slope on the mount on the body, but I'm sure I can work around this issue.

Once fitted, then I'll have to create the cutouts for the headers and then create the new walls so that the headers are enclosed.  Unlike metal fenders, which wouldn't lose too much strength when cutout for headers, the fiberglass will benefit from having that extra strength.

After the final modifications are made, I will be to run a second coat of resin and cloth along the entire underside of the fenders.  This will create a smoother look and strengthen the fenders considerably.  

The final step will be to use some filler and gel coat to smooth off the top surfaces — then I'll be ready for paint. 

 
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Fixing a Dented Exhaust Header

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Have a dented header you want to fix?  While combing the internet for advice on making my headers work, I came across this interesting solution for fixing dented headers.  It involves water, a freezer, and some time.  Note: I have not tried this, so cannot speak for its effectiveness

Fixing a Dented Exhaust Header 

 
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My Build — Operation Fender Lengthen Started

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features, News • TAGS: .

I've started the process of lengthening my fiberglass fenders. I've determined they need to be extended 4.5". 

My first task was to clean the fenders.  This yielded a surprise:  Business cards from the builder of the body were embeded into both fenders.  To the right a shot of one of them. The information suggests the seller was H.C. "Van" Wagner out of Puyallup, Washington.  He sold Custom fiberglass products including Bobcat products.  The name of the company has faded, but I have the address and phone info.

Once the fenders were cleaned, I cut them in half and I cut out the indent (traditionally for the battery) out of the passenger side.  Once they were cut, I tapered down the cut pieces.  To the left are the cut fenders.

The next step is to fiberglass them.  I'm going to try laying down a layer of gelcoat and then lay the fiberglass over the top of it.  I' haven't used gelcoat in my previous patching jobs, but am trying to gain experience so that I can use it when I do my custom hood project. 

 
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1953(?) Willys Denver, Co $5000 w/ trailer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

I’m gonna guess this is a 1953 CJ-3A with a 2A windshield and a MB grille. It looks like it needs a few more details completed than the seller lists.

“1953 Willys Jeep with Trailer.  $5000 or Make me an offer… I have not run this jeep since I began restoration, but it ran well before I began. It does have overdrive. I am including all the parts to make it look like a 1945 Willy’s. It still needs the seat cushions and speedometer. It will need to have the gas tank hooked back up as well. Has a 6 volt system. Both Jeep and Trailer have been sand blasted and painted. Pintail hook and regular ball trailer adapter is included for the trailer. Trailer has a hill brake.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Denver, Co $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There have been a few updates to this daily driver.  

"This old willys is a daily driver. It has had almost everything replaced or rebuilt. It runs great and is very dependable. It has the original 134 cu engine in it and gets great gas mileage. I can deliver to the front range for free. Call if you have any questions 785-821-1943"

http://denver.craigslist.org/car/776883001.html 

 
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1949 CJ-3A Culver, Or $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This jeep is a daily driver.  It looks well taken care of (except for needing new paint) and has a variety of upgrades.  If as good as advertised, the price isn't unreasonable.

" FOR SALE IS OUR 1949 WILLYS CJ3A 4X4, NEW TIRES & WHEELS, NEW DANA 44 REAR END, NEW DANA 30 FRONT END, NEW GEARS AND AXELS, NEW CHEVY 2.5 LITER 4 CYL, NEW LEAF SPRINGS AND BUSHINGS, 3 SPEED TRANSMISSION, BIKINI TOP.  THIS JEEP IS DRIVEN DAILY BY MY WIFE WE PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER HAD IT OFF ROAD WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE FOR THAT. IT GETS ABOUT 30 MILES TO THE GALLON THE SEATS HAVE BEEN REDONE. THE TUB HAS BEEN SPRAY IN BEDLINERED. EVERYTHING ON THIS JEEP IS NEW IF SOMETHING WENT WRONG WE REPLACED IT WITH NEW PARTS. THE ONLY THING THE JEEP NEEDS IS PAINT AND A SOFT TOP IF YOU WANT TO FINISH IT"

http://bend.craigslist.org/car/776058004.html 

 
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1942 MB/GPW Seattle $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

A running MB/GPW with new tires for $1500?  This should go fast unless there the seller forgot something important.

"350 v8 buick power steering power brakes body ruff firm on price maybe trades has title thats hard to get 206 830-0635 calls good till 11 pm thanks dan new tires"

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/car/772655908.html 

 
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Fiberglass Body Sold — Update

• CATEGORIES: News

Don came buy and purchased the fiberglass body I had for sale.  He said he just couldn't pass it up, though he didn't really need it, but thought one of his family members could use it.  I think he was most interested in creating a template from the grille to make other fiberglass grilles.  

Don belonged to the Bobtails Jeep Club.  When I was growing up, the Bobtails were a jeep club with members mostly in the Eastern Kent and Auburn area of Washington State.  I told him I thought they had dissolved, but he said there a few left, including his family members, but they are scattered (as are most other clubs).  He said all he and his family do is race, so their vehicles are exclusively race focused.  They had just been racing this past weekend down in Chehalis.  I guess about 30 jeeps showed up to race.