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Modified MB w/ Marshall Jones and Roy Joe Baxter

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This jeep has some of the stranger fenders I’ve seen on WWII jeeps. They seem like they are slowly absorbing the jeep

Marshall “Grandpa” Jones and Roy Joe Baxter pose with Roy Joe’s stream-lined Jeep in Munich, Germany, 1945. The Jeep was named “the Hunk.” After the war Jones attained fame as a musician on the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 32 he was already called “Grandpa”– he got his nickname ten years prior due to his grouchy moods on his morning radio show. The Jeep was most likely a government contracted passenger model made by Ford or Willys. There were over 500,000 of these cars produced during the War.”


PHOTO CREDIT: Universi ty of Tennessee, Knoxville

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WANTED: Anyone Seen this Wagon?

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Hunter is hoping to find a wagon that his father sold about five or six years ago. He sold it to a woman named Heather Berry, who finished the build, then resold it to someone in the southern US. He thinks it was a “1958, 350 SBC with turbo 350 trans, ford 9 inch in the rear and I believe a dana 44 up front. Split window, possibly missing the trim but it could have been replaced.”

If anyone recognizes it, comment below or email me at d @ Here’s a pic of it:


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1948 CJ-2A Rockport, WA $5750


This has an M-38 body on it and also has a variety of modifications.

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“- 231 V6 engine Edelbrock intake, Stan’s headers, duel exhaust
– manual Muncie M21 4 speed transmission.
– Tom Woods CV drive shafts.
– 1969 CJ5 Dana 44 and 30 427 axles with floating rear shafts.
– ATV Manufacturing modern steering conversion.
– Ramsey 6000 remote winch.
– Cobra CB radio.
– Full Bestop and bikini top.
– Stainless grill and fenders.
– Manual windshield whippers.
– Working heater, blinkers, horn, two locking glove boxes.
– Tow bar, 4 wheel hubs and tail lights wired to be towed easily.

This vehicle is mechanically sound and reliable however there is a lot of dents, rust, and Bondo.”

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1948 CJ-2A Crawler Moyle Springs, ID $16,000


Lots of mods.


“1948 Willy’s crawler with forty inches of flex. Four link rear leaf in front. Dana 60 4.11 Eaton E-locker front axle with a 14 bolt Detroit locker rear. 350 sb TPI with turbo 350 trans with manual valve body reverse lockout 203-205 doubler transfer case. 42” Iroc’s on beadlocks. $16,000 obo. No tire kickers please. Text only please. If I feel that you’re serious I’ll call you back.”

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1953? M-38 and Trailer Weiser, ID eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: bidding has reached 10,000, but the reserve has not been met yet as of (03/07).

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“1953 Willys M-38 jeep plus a 1/4 ton Bantam trailer (civilian)!! The jeep is 100% original with a 24 volt system, frame off restoration. The color is 24087, Korean War time. The tires are new – 700×16. The transmission is 3 speed with a 2 speed transfer case. (Both have been reconditioned.) The motor has been overhauled; it has a waterproof ignition. The seats have new canvas upholstery. It has a new canvas top. (There are no side curtains or doors.) It includes a canvas winter front closure and M1 rifle rack. (i have an M1 dummy rifle for extra cost.) This vehicle is motor pool ready.
The trailer is marked US Army but is the civilian model. It has a tailgate, a new floor plate, and new tires.) For more information or with questions, call Jim at (208)549-3400 or (208)550-0928. Located in southwest Idaho, 80 miles from Boise.”

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CJ-3B Glavanized Body and CJ-5 Roller, Longview, WA


Some value here for the right person.

  1. CJ5 roller, sand blasted and ready to build. Comes with 350/350 and Dana 300 transfer case, and a new fiberglass one piece front clip. Lots of parts that all go with it, hoods, fenders, roll bar, etc. $3000
  2. The other is a brand new galvanized 3b tub and hood, also have a new grill. $1600.
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1955 Truck Celina, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000. It does include a bed and a title.

Mary asked me to list this truck. It runs. There is rust in the floor. You can contact her at 702 277 2885 with any questions.

“I have an original 1955 willys truck with extra body parts. The motor is the original Flathead 6. And it  Runs.The wheels and tires have been updated to newer style with spacers and with new tires. I paid over a $1200 for each set up. Also all the glass is orginal  and operational with minor damage.  ”

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1955 Wagon Sacramento, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

There is some floor rust and the brakes don’t work, but it does have a nice patina and a unique overhead upholstery strategy.

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“1955 Willys wagon 4×4 Super Hurricane 226 90k miles. Originally purchased by the San Francisco phone company. My friend’s father bought it from them in 1960. I have his original title in an envelope dated 1961. He drove it lightly around the Bay Area until the brakes went out in 1989. Last registered in 1988. If you do the math, he was getting up in years, so it has sat since then. He died at 100, I purchased it from my friend, his son, five years ago. here’s a list of some of the things I’ve dealt with:
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1946 Seen Trailer Kalama, WA $950

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Seems in pretty good shape.

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“This is a WWII Jeep Trailer that was not used during the war and was sold after the war to SPEN CO. for civilian use. Hitch was converted to ball type at that time by the Spen Co. Rare trailer, very straight. Has a couple small cancer spots shown in pics in front wall. All the rest is surface rust. Has a Title. Just needs paint and the correct lights for a collectors trailer. Has the original (extremely hard to find) Spen hubcaps……”

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No Updates Sunday


No updates Sunday. Updates should resume Monday.


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1945 Bantam Trailer Ione, OR $900

• CATEGORIES: trailer

The back has been cut, but this seems in good shape otherwise. It has the data plate, too.

“1945 military bantam jeep trailer. I wanted to build an off road camper that could haul my 4wheeler and roof top tent but I need a bigger trailer willing to trade for trailer or cash”



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October 1952 Motor Trend Cover and Article

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features, Magazine, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

As I was packing, I pulled this issue of Motor Trend aside. When I leafed through it, I realized there was a jeep-related article I missed. So, here the “Unique Cars for Sportsmen” by Jim Earp. All the vehicles herein are interesting. The first page has a pic at the bottom of Vic Hickey’s famous jeep.






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1942 Jeep Day in Mansfield, Ohio, Raises Big Bucks

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The June 13, 1942, issue of the News-Journal out of Mansfield, Ohio, happily reported on the unexpected amount of bond sales at the city’s previous day’s “Jeep Day”. The committee had hoped to sell $10,000 worth of bonds, but topped $25,000 instead. I’m sure it was all due to the jeeps!


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1953 Exploration of Manuelito Canyon, New Mexico

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Gallup’s local Willys dealer organized a trip to Manuelito Canyon, according to an article int he October 14, 1953, issues of the Albuquerque Journal. Some local Gallup area residents had hoped at the time that the canyon would become a national park. Instead, in 1964, it was named a National Historic District. There is (was?) a visitor’s center, but it is temporarily closed (and was so as of January of 2020, which predated the pandemic).

I like this photo with the line up of wagons. I’d love to find the original or reprint of this. 


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Al-Toy Jeepster Butler, PA $999

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s a rare Jeepster Al-Toy for sale.

“1949 Promo Car Willys Jeepster Cast Toledo Bronze Co Al-toys RARE 15″ Unrestored told they only made about 350 of these! guess costs were too high to produce & sell, were never sold retail, were made for dealer promo’s pretty rare piece!! a must for the serious collector! have only seen a couple of them for sale at 3000-3500 heres a nice unrestored example!

have some other high end toys listed!”






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1953 M-38A1 USMC Elk Horn, IA eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this M-38A1 for sale. The seller doesn’t note it, but the bumpers suggest this to be the USMC variant. This also has the Selector-Style Free-Lock branded hubs. It’s the first time I’ve seen that style of Selector branded Free-Lock (the others I’ve seen have been the more squat version and/or the more polished version).

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“This is a 1953 M38A1 jeep that I did a full frame off restoration and engine rebuild. The horn does not work. Drives well. New canvas seats. Low miles on almost new tires. Clear Iowa Title.”






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1943 GPW Cumming, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** on eBay for $18,551.

Bill shared this nice looking MB that’s for auction on eBay. This does have a charging issue.

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“Rebuilt 15 years ago haven’t used the last 5. Has a charging problem. Had the generator locally rebuilt so I can only assume it’s the regulator which I will supply with vehicle. Good clear title. Good solid condition. What you see in the photos is what comes with the Jeep. OVM, some tools, jack, air pump, fire extinguisher, Decon cylinder with bracket, grease gun, oil can, water bucket, water can, combat wheels and Firestone tires, working 600 series signal Corp radio with all accessories to include crystals, spare tubes, lollipop mike, headphones, headset, carrying strap, complete vehicle and ground mount antennas, ground mount battery box, radio manual, remote, and antenna tie down with insulator. Numerous “F” marked parts to include but not limited to: bumpers, seats, grab handles, towing Pintle , and numerous bolts. Beach wood canvas top and seat cushions. Also includes rifle rack and hull compass.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lemoore, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

It looks like the rear part of the body has been repaired; maybe melded with the back of a WWII body?

“1948 Willy’s Jeep flat fender, original rebuilt 4 cylinder motor with about 1000 miles logged. Runs good, the drive train and the brakes are in good condition, the three speed manual transmission with a two lever transfer case shifts smooth.
The body has no rust. Comes with a set of stock size wheels and tires, the interior is in good shape. Has a clean title and current tag”

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1950 CJ-3A Carmel, ME $15,000


Lots of customs work on this jeep.

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“1950 willys cj2A modified jeep for sale
Classic willys appearance with modern capabilities.
custom built real rock crawler and off roader
complete build with custom frame, driveline, suspension, steering, full roll cage, etc.
Was built in Utah about 8 years ago.
I bought it, used it for a trip to Moab, brought it to Maine and have used it very little since.

6,000 miles on build
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1946 CJ-2A Gloucester, MA $500


This jeep has a fiberglass body. The bumpers might be from Runck (Runck made products out of North Bend, Ohio .. Rick Riley has more examples on Runck products from this 2018 visit).

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1957 FC-150 Drivetrain Pleasanton, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $500.

(07/10/2020) This does not appear to include the frame.

“F134, t90, spicer 18 front and rear axels and springs.
All running when removed.”

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1960 FC-170 Nova, VA $9900

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9900.

(01/01/2017) More photos here:

“Jeep Forward Control. Willys
FC170, with snowplow.
Runs and drives.
All there including the snowplow, brand new windshield and the manuals for maintenance etc.
See blog with photos of project for more photos and information.
This truck will require redtoration work, a new bed and other bodywork to finish depending on what direction u wan to go with it.
These are now getting super hard to find in even reasonable condition.
Dont ask me to come and look at it if you dont have cash and a trailer to take it home with you.
Price is firm due to the rare nature of this truck..”


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1950 M-38 Riner, VA $1200


This is an incomplete project. The frame has mods.

“Selling my m38 project. It wasn’t a great candidate for restoration so I started taking it in this direction. No engine, no transmission\x-case. Rough tub, cowl good tho, uncut dash. Grill, fenders, hood, windshield frame, seat frames in good condition. Frame is original but has been boxed. Set up with YJ rear leafs all around, new Shackles, hangers and bushings. Includes all small parts. I’m also including pair of scout II dana 44’s. Rather not seperate yet, axles maybe. Lmk if you have any questions and better pictures coming soon. Thanks for looking”




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1944 GPW San Gabriel Valley, CA $2200


This is a rolling chassis with mods.

“1944 Willys Jeep CJ2A
Very Clean Rolling Chassis
Ready to Build Custom or Classic”

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1948 Jeepster Pineville, KY $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

It’s got some scratches, dents and dings.

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