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1941 Article on the ‘Jeep’ Army Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The jeep has four speeds forward? This article appeared in the Abilene Reporter-News out of Texas on March 02, 1941.

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1956 DJ-3A Dispatcher Mailer Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: These pics are from a previous eBay ad. This mailer brochure rarely comes up for sale. It folds out to 8.5″x11″. There’s no form number printed. 

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1946 CJ-2A St. George, KS $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Does run at the moment. Has rear PTO gearbox and extra parts. Unclear if it is a VC or not. Also includes the drum attachment.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/756874681590170

“1946 CJ2A Kansas title Dash, body, frame and ID tag serial numbers all match Not currently running. Head was removed due to gasket leak. Has rear PTO and belt drive attachment Good Spare engine block included also $3500 obo. For quick sale. Must sell.”

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1946? CJ-2A Desert Hot Springs, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Listed as a 1945 CJ-2, this looks more likely to be a 1946 CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/235982021433497/

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“1945 Willys Jeep Model CJ2 Willys Overland Motors Inc Toledo Ohio USA 1/4 ton four wheel drive vehicle Jeep kept in Palm Springs, California. This Jeep is in good running order and in original condition. Many repairs have been done to keep it operational. Four wheel drive works, steering has been repaired and works well. In the past few years, four new Military mud tires were put on. The original color was military green but the current color is red/orange.

The seats have been replaced with more comfortable ones but the original seats are available and are in need of repair. I do have many photos of the Jeep and video of it traveling up a hill in the desert. It has no issue starting and it runs well. The stock steering wheel, front Willys hood and tailgate along with drop down window are all original so this could be a great restoration project for someone. There is a clear and updated title and registration for vehicle. 12 volt system. Six speed transmission 3 high gear, 3 low gear.

Minor oil leak in transmission, along with minor leak in front and rear differential. It currently is using 5 gallon gas can for gas tank. Price is $7500 without delivery for vehicle. Original seats would be no charge. Seats are in need of work”

 
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1949 Jeepster Gray Court, SC $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, Unusual • TAGS: .

I’m less confident in the price than the seller (a dealer) is, but the real reason I posted this was for that unusual spare tire cover.

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“You are looking at a 1949 Willys Jeepster Overland Convertible! Solid vehicle with manual transmission and a flat 4. Just got it running and it is getting a new top and a brake job! Give me a call so we can talk about how we can make my car yours. I feel that my price of $12,000 is very realistic for a collector car like this one with the potential that this vehicle has.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1958 CJ-5 Sale Creek, TN $4900: https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/cto/d/sale-creek-1958-willys-jeep-cj5-4wd/7261055703.html
  2. 1956 CJ-5 Cortez, CO $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2821124334802582
  3. 1972 CJ-5 Olathe, CO $4200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/230531658551895
  4. 1969 CJ-5 Kiowa, CO $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2797099447245354/
  5. 1955 CJ-5 Corpus Christi, TX $2500: https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/pts/d/corpus-christi-1955-willies-jeep/7264113261.html
  6. 1961 CJ-5 Tuttle, OK $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/961363474403451/
  7. 1970 CJ-5 Bluffdale, UT $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/394423095184512
  8. 1975 CJ-5 Glenrock, WY $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/234638938102594/
  9. 1956 CJ-5 Alamosa, CO $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/786349272163070/ (has early Freelock hubs).
  10. 1976 CJ-5 Lyman, WY $1600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/407409697285715
  11. 1960 CJ-5 Springerville, AZ $4800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/725911318229582
  12. 1971 CJ-5 El Paso, TX $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1799233253583383
  13. 1975 CJ-5 Laughlin, NV $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/322091395713779

M-38A1s:

  1. 1952 M-38A1 New Harmony, Indiana $10,000: https://evansville.craigslist.org/snw/d/maunie-1952-jeep/7265324449.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Grand Rapids, MI $1300: https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/pts/d/fennville-1953-willys-m38a1/7262664940.html
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Scottsboro, AL $1200: https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bar/d/scottsboro-1953-m38a1-willys/7263511248.html
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Florence, CO $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1123123881475550
 
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Year? Jeepster Prescott, AZ $3500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This Jeepster has already been modified with 4WD. It’s also got some early Free-Lock hubs. It might make an interesting project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/415234726358379/

“4×4 327 chevy out of 69 corvette does not run… with .munncle 4 spd trans . $3500 obo trades possible .no title as is…”

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1961 FC-170 Springerville, AZ $9000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2020) It’s a dually, too, but doesn’t have the outer rears mounted.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/649536632584214/

“1961 JEEP WRECKER. VEHICLE IS COMPLETE, RUNNING AND OPERATIONAL. ”

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1954 CJ-3B El Paso, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/17/2020) Seller now provides a description.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/195468425611616/

“Just testing the waters Is a 1954 Willys for trade or sell 350 engine 2 1/2 suspension, trucks is much fun unfortunately couldn’t take it overseas..! We trying to see how much we could get for it (not give it away) My brother had to Deploy and left his toy behind to to sell or trade .! Let me know what u have don’t waist ur time trying to trade me a 1996 Honda no engine or without tires.”

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A World Odyssey-The Epic Voyage of the Sand Ship Discovery

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: Maury forwarded an updated video about the Sand Ship Discovery that was posted to youtube in January of 2020. Loren’s wife provides information on some of the unique details of this CJ-5, modified for difficult terrain and the 6’4″ Loren Upton.

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This post was last posted December 26, 2017:  This just appeared in our local newspaper. A couple local folks are helping him out. Here’s an accompanying video:


ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM MAY 10, 2017:

An article from Spokane’s Spokesman Review alerted me to the story of A World Odyssey-The Epic Voyage of the Sand Ship Discovery. This is actually a local story (for me) as Loren Upton, the man at the root of the adventure, has lived in Yakima and the Tri-Cities and worked at the nearby Hanford  nuclear reservation.

Between 1984 and 1989, Loren piloted a CJ-5 around the world, surpassing 55,000 miles. The jeep holds a Guiness book of World Record for being the first vehicle to cross the Darien Gap. Some of you might remember the 2014 post about the 1959-1960 venture across the Darien Gap in a Willys Truck and a Land RoverHowever, some of that trip was done by floating part of the river.

Loren’s nephew Laurence would like to restore the CJ-5 back to it’s former glory and then take his Uncle on one more world trip. They’ve set up a go-fund-me page and a website with lots of information and photos. Good luck to them!

http://www.outbackofbeyond.com/index.html

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4 1957 FC-150 Canadian Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

These ads were published in conjunction with Willys Limited of Canada.

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“You are bidding on a lot of 4 different ads for the Jeep Willys FC-150 from 1957. Ads are in excellent condition. Check pictures carefully.”

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1954 Kaiser Willys Notepad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This seems a strange item, especially marketed in conjunction with the Civic Opera House in Chicago.

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“1954 KAISER WILLY’S BRAND- POCKET NOTE PAD – CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA HOUSE SPONSORED… BLANK NOTEPAD”

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1969 Mitsubishi J20C Katy, TX BaT Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, International • TAGS: , , .

Blaine spotted this nice looking Mitsubishi J20C that’s being auctioned at Bring-a-Trailer.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-mitsubishi-j20c-jeep/

“This 1969 Mitsubishi J20C is a right-hand-drive Willys Jeep-based design licensed for production in Japan, and was imported to the US in August 2020 by the seller. The truck is finished in a two-tone gray paint scheme with a white roof over green vinyl, and power comes from a 2.2-liter inline-four paired with a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes a pintle hitch, a heater, a Mitsubishi Electric AM radio, fender-mounted mirrors, driving lights, and 15″ Mickey Thompson wheels with 32″ BFGoodrich tires. Since importation, the seller performed an oil change, re-routed the fuel line, adjusted the timing, and replaced the brake booster. This J20C is now offered with a spare wheel and tire, import documents, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name listing the vehicle as a 1969 Jeep J20. more –>

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1951 CJ-3A Charlotte, NC $7950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a new replacement tub.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1951-jeep-willys-cj2-rebuilt/7264693061.html

“Ok frame in great shape I pressure cleaned it up & painted w/gloss black,4cyl hurricane motor rebuilt runs excellent w/3speed manual transmission,Jeep has brand new steel tub $3900,new steering column,new guages,new tires,I bought this Jeep from a family up in Asheville Nc they had it for years comes w/clean title,it’s all original except the new tub.it runs&shifts good and all that needs done is new wire harness done to have lites,also go new seat belts-new taillights-headlights I got a roll bar”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Tullytown, PA $14,000

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

Another unusual JeepRod build.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/croydon-hotrod-ratrod/7262748799.html

“Custom 59 Jeep Pickup rat rod, 430 Buick motor, automatic Trans, with quick change heavy duty rear, fuel cell, new battery, huge wide 5 tires and rims, electric fan, custom air cleaner, Wildwood front brake assembly, all new tires, must be seen.OR OFFER thanks Paul. OR TRADE. RAT ROD”

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1962 CJ-3B Sarasota, FL $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(12/21/2020) I don’t see mounting holes for the rear spare tire holder, so this may have had some body work.

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/cto/d/sarasota-willys-jeep-1962-original/7264133166.html

“1962 WILLYS JEEP ORIGINAL . RUNS & DRIVES FINE. FLAT FENDER TALL GRILLE TYPE.HAVE DOORS & NEW REMOVABLE TOW BAR. REAR SEAT. LOCK OUT HUBS. OWNERS MANUAL INCLUDED.SPARE TIRE.CLEAN FLORIDA TITLE. $14,900”

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Year? Hobart Welder Catawba, NC $1025

• CATEGORIES: News

This welder looks in good shape.

https://hickory.craigslist.org/tls/d/catawba-hobart-welder-jeep-cj2a-engine/7259507491.html

“1940’s Hobart G-261 welder. Jeep CJ2A industrial engine. Engine sounds great, good oil pressure. No water leaks, no oil leaks. Good running and welding machine. Gas tank has been removed, will require clean out or replacement. Currently running using lawn mower gas tank.”

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1945 Converto Airborne Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Bill shared this Converto trailer located in Portland, Oregon.

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“1945 Airborne WWII Converto Dump Trailer
We were in gold country, in central California, hunting for a few things to bring home to the shop when we found this lovely Converto trailer, which is complete down to the last bit, and original. It even has both of the original BF Goodrich military issue tires, which are extremely rare.

The data plates are intact and clear, and the inside of the tub is very straight and clean- No rust or crud piled up- it is ready for sanding and paint-

There are no cuts, dents, or otherwise areas of concern in the tub, gate, and frame. This is a Paint-and-go item. We cleaned out the cement from the tub. If this listing expires without a sale, we may paint it, but the price will be $2500 then.

This is perfect for anyone with a WWII Jeep, wanting to really stand out from the crowd.”

 
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1958 DJ-3A Callahan, FL $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

I’m not sure how many parts are included with this project. The dash has the large speedo, so this does appear to be a DJ-3A body, though it lacks the rear gas inlet hole (maybe it was filled?).

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/pts/d/callahan-1958-willys/7265329549.html

“1958 willys,,,have to sell project….motor already pulled and chassis off frame…have to sell bad health…lot of new parts,,,great project”

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $20,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/jupiter-willys-jeep-m170-the-original/7259818352.html

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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Year? FC-170 Engine/trans/tc Raleigh, NC $650

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Maybe some can use this combo?

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/pts/d/raleigh-jeep-fc170-engine-trans/7249318007.html

“I have a Jeep fc 170 engine,trans and transfer case up for sale. It runs and drives. I just don’t need the stock drivetrain. I am not selling the Jeep. If you have questions feel free to ask. I believe it is a 1955.”

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1950 MC-38? Charlotte, NC $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

The seller of this believes this to be one of the six M-38 pilot vehicles, also known as MC-38s: http://www.cj3a.info/sibling/m38/pilot.html …. However, after looking at the jeep, it has been modified to such an extent that even if it was one of the pilot models, there’s very little left of it. That said, I can see nothing that identifies it as an early model: 1) Serial number of MC 10149 is too late (serial number on data plates); 2) No full-floating axles (pilots had the WWII rear axles); 3) No battery box (battery box lid hinges were on the sides of the pilot vehicles); 4) wrong windshield setup  … the list goes on.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181798629779233/

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Anyone Recognize Tracy’s 1944 MB

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

Tracy shared pics of his grandfather’s WW2 jeep that was customized at some point, either motor-pool modified or post-war modified. He’s hoping someone might have more information about it.

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1944-mb-tracy1“This Willys came to me by way of my grandfather, a WW2 veteran of Normandy where, D-Day+1 his unit was shelled by 88’s and he lost his leg.

I have no idea when he, himself, acquired it as I never even knew it existed until I was called to remove it. Since my father never mentioned it to me, it is likely he didnt know either.

I can only assume he had visions of restoring it. Now, that falls to me, and I gladly accept that.

My plan is to do more of a “restification” on it than an all out restoration.

You see, the modifications that have been made are completely, and thoroughly welded in place. As it looks to have been this way since, at least, the era that it was acquired as surplus, if not before, it has really become part of the vehicle’s story and it will remain. The workmanship is very well done and, whoever did these modifications was a very skilled welder/fabricator as all welds, fit, and finish are top notch.

So, I share it here in hopes that I may find information on that history.”

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1949 Photo of CJ-2As in China on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This press photo shows a good shot of a CJ-2A that was likely commandeered by the Chinese Nationalists for use in the defense of Shanghai. The photo is dated May 14, 1949.

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Jeeps’ Commandeered For Defense of Shangai: Shanghai, China ………..
Here are some of the 300 jeeps commandeered by the Nationalists in Shanghai from civilian business to be used in the defense of the city. Owners not only had to part with their treasured vehicles, but were ordered to supply drivers, tools and spare tire. The jeeps and more than 400 other trucks are now pooled in Chung Cheng Park awaiting assignment orders. Reports this morning said that the sound of big guns could be heard on the outskirts of Shanghai.

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1941 Article Jeep and Dust Clouds

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This June 18, 1941, article in the Los Angeles Times discusses how a “trapped jeep” uses a dust cloud to a escape the ‘enemy’.

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