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1952 M-38 Mariposa, Ca $1800


1952_m38_mariposaHere’s an M-38 that’s seen a few trails.

“1952 Willys Jeep for sale runs but has knock all running good no rust”

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1948 CJ-2A St Helens, Or $1500


1948_cj2a_sthelens2The poster of this jeep isn’t the seller.  I’m not sure if this runs or not.

“1948 willys jeep for sale 1500.00 obo. I am posting this for my father inlaw, I don’t know much about it. please call Al for details. (503) 397 1699”

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1948 CJ-2A Twin Falls, Id **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_twinfallsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This looks ready for the trails.

“Freshly rebuilt Ford 302 ci with cam, intake and headers. This Jeep has PLENTY of power to climb up anything. 3 speed manual, front and rear lincoln lockers, body lift, 33×12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws in good shape, racing seats, new battery and new extra parts waiting to be installed. Black soft top and doors in good condition included. The truck runs great. First $5,000 drives it home.”


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1942 GPW Auburn, WA **SOLD**


1942_gpw_auburnUPDATE **SOLD** Was $2100.

“This model is actually a Ford. Has a F head motor (not original) 4 cylinder, 3 speed transmission, PTO Wench. The title is clean, and the jeep runs . Needs for this jeep is as follows: a passenger seat, one gauge glass is cracked,new speedometer and a U- joint for PTO, a new battery.I have some extra nick nacks,radiater,seals for balljoints,wipers,extra pto,and more.All parts go with sale . It is military version and has a gun mount.It has no tailgate. The Jeep has been kept in dry storage for many years. This vehicle is fun, climbs well in harsh terrain and is a great 4 wheeling machine. I will respond to the any email as soon as possibe”

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A Jeep Poem

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories, Women & Jeeps

Here’s a poem quickly penned earlier this decade by the girlfriend of a jeep.

Whether at war time
or at peace
Its wonders never cease
It will conquer anything
standing still
That’s a mountain
To a Jeep it’s just a hill
That’s a river
Just a puddle I see
That’s a ditch
Just a pot hole to me
Lockers and tires-37 inch
If that don’t work, use the winch
There’s no stopping this machine
Persistence like this you’ve never seen
So when you think an incline too steep
You might consider owning a Jeep

– jeepfreak’s girlfriend

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1946 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_greatfalls2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

It looks like some good upgrades have been added to this jeep.

“1946 CJ-2A The exterior of the Jeep is rhino line, and also comes with hard top and doors.  -spring over lift -new springs -new custom fuel tank -32×10.50 BF Goodrich tires -L.E.D. tail lights -2.8L Ford V6 -T-18 -Power steering -tilt steering colum -heater -rear seat -Brush gaurd -stock 16″ wheels”

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1947 CJ-2A Renton, WA **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_rentonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“Complete (but completely in pieces) 1947 Willys CJ-2A, all good body panels and tub, straight frame, 2 transmissions and 2 transfercases, comes with a complete small block chevy (I was told its a 327 but I think its a 350, either way its complete with a manual transmission bellhousing). You will need a flatbed and tie-downs (tub is resting on frame, not bolted). I can usually show this in morning before 10:30am”

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1946 CJ-2A Petaluma, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

This CJ seems quite stock, however its condition is less clear due to the lack of image closeups.

“1946 Willys Jeep straight body, runs great. Needs upholstery.”

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Attaching a Brodie Knob

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features, Website

brodie_knobOne of the positives about living in Idaho is that there are lots of tractors and tractor stores nearby.  I stopped by one today and picked up one item I hadn’t yet purchased: a steering knob for my steering wheel for only $6.99 — the best price I’ve seen anywhere (I got it at D&B, a local farm/garden store).  Now, these aren’t legal in every state, but they are sure handy for jeeping and racing.

I brought it home ready to mount it, but realized I couldn’t remember exactly how to mount it, so I jumped on the internet.  The first thing I learned that a steering knob was actually called a Brodie Knob, which is where the term “doing a Brodie” comes from.

From Wikipedia, “Brodie Knobs were widely popularized, especially on the west coast of the U.S., during the 1950s. Their intention was to be used primarily as addition to a Hot Rod. The knob was used to spin the steering wheel, rapidly in one direction or the other, while accelerating, to cause the tire(s) to spin while rapidly whipping the car 180 degrees or half of a “doughnut”. Hence, comes the term “lay a brodie”. In the 1950s and 60’s a person could go into any local “Pep Boys” and choose from a large variety of brodie knobs, with every conceivable theme, from “Candy Apple colored”, “Product Logos”, to “nude women,” and everything in between, some automobile dealerships even used them for advertisements. They were very useful during a period of auto manufacturing, when power steering was truly a luxury…. ”

thehotrodgirl_2064_125192I also discovered that there’s a wide variety of knobs that I didn’t know exist.  For those growing up in the world of hotrods, they probably aren’t surprised, but the knobs I have seen are generally all tractor related. Other names for the Brodie include the Suicide Knob, Granny Knob, and Steering Wheel Spinner

Check out the different kinds of knobs offered through

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Builds: Smitty’s 1959 CJ-5 “Tinker Bell”


smittys_willysAs a part of Crystal Tours, Tinker Bell is one of the official tour jeeps.  Restored a couple years ago, Smitty documented some of his efforts.  Smitty has restored several jeeps and operates Smittys Willys Online, where he writes about his restorations, his trips and restoration advice.  Below is some info about his CJ-5 rebuild, but he also has a 1954 CJ-3B and a 1964 CJ-6 he has or is rebuilding.

On his website about the CJ-5 he writes, “The restoration work was started in August 2005 and substantially completed nine-months later in May.  During that period seven-months labor and about $4,500.00 in parts and material was devoted to this restoration.  The job took longer than expected due to the deteriorated condition of the body, and me — relearning the restoration trade and techniques, and reading everything available dealing with old Jeeps and their restoration.  This Jeep is a RESTO-MOD.  It’s a stock chassis and drive-train with minor modifications in the electrical, brake system and body….”


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Crystal River Jeep Tours

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Once again, wandering the internet today looking for information on mounting my steering wheel know resulted in several interesting posts.

This post is about a jeep tour business out of Marble, Colorado called Crystal River Jeep Tours.  You can visit the website or learn more about it from this 2008 trip with some video and this post with videos as well.

Here’s a little bit about the tours, ” Crystal River Jeep Tours is located in Marble, Colorado, where the pavement ends and the beauty begins.  CRJT was established in 1951 and ranks among the oldest adventure tour operations in the state. Take one of our guided tours to historic Crystal City and the Crystal Mill, experience the breathtaking views and wild flowers along the Lead King Basin road or the valley panorama from the top of Sheep Mountain. Overlook the Yule Marble Quarry from Treasure Mountain, or experience the Devils Punch Bowl at the foot of Schofield Pass.  Our guided tours are an experience found nowhere else in the world, which skirt the edge of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness area in the White River National Forest.”


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1948 CJ-2A Tillamook, Or **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_tillamookUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1400.

This looks like a project.

“1948 Willys Jeep, comes with two 4.3 Chevy V-6 3 speed transmission and model 20 Tranfer case. Also have motor mounts and adaptors, titled in Oregon, possible delivery. Can send more pictures.”

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1946ish CJ-2A Klein, Tx $2650


1940s_cja_kleinHere’s another customized hunting flattie out of Texas. These really deserve their own category.

“Here is a great hunting vehicle with minor work needed and she will roll. My father and I years ago pulled the flat 4 cylinder engine out and costumized the firewall and dropped a chevy 283 v8 in her. I have recently replaced the water pump, fuel pump, belts, two new front tires, rebuit radiator, fuel line filters. This jeep is a 1943-46 I will have to pull the title to confirm. This vehicle has bee in my family for thirty years and still runs strong. My asking price is $2650.00. Also has rifle rack, three spares which two need tires, Rack on the rear and two gas tanks with quick connects for rapid and easy switching tanks. Thank you for your time. Brandon 713-962-4705”

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1948 CJ-2A Weatherford, TX **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_weatherfordUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

It runs, drives and even stops.  Three important characteristics of a good jeep.  Like you need anything else?


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Video: Yakima Ridge Runners 1950s Video Part 2

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This is the second of two videos made by Universal International News. Much of this footage seems very similar to the shots taken by Life Magazine of the Ridge Runners, when they did ran a story about the Jeep Club.

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Videos: Ridge Runners Video #1

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The Yakima Ridge Runners Jeep Club recognizes itself as the world’s first incorporated Jeep Club, incorporating in early 1947. I have run across reports of early clubs formed in Southern California, but whether they actually incorporated or not is unknown to me. This video made by Universal International News was one of two.

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Video: Autobiography of a Jeep

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Here’s the ‘story’ of the jeep from the Jeep’s perspective. It’s got a bunch of historical footage.

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Videos: Willys Overland – Workhorse of the Industry Part 2

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This is part two of a two part marketing video produced, I think, by Willys Overland about their products. Not only does it cover the jeep, but it also covers, particularly in part 2, the other 4wd vehicles such as the Wagon, the Truck and shows some of the farming implements available.

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Videos: Willys Overland – Workhorse of the Industry Part 1

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This is part one of a two part marketing video produced, I think, by Willys Overland about their products. Not only does it cover the jeep, but it also covers, particularly in part 2, the other 4wd vehicles such as the Wagon, the Truck and shows some of the farming implements available.

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Video: Early Jeep Test

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This is one of the more amazing videos. It’s short. Watch the end of it closely, as the driver escapes the jeep just in time before the flat fender topples on top of him.

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1946 CJ-2A Rifle, CO **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_rifleUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

This looks like a deal to me.

“1946 Willys L134 original flat head converted to 12V runs and drives good tires. almost all original. body pretty straight some rust.  1500.00.  I don’t like posting my number here (too many solicitors) so send me yours and i will call you or reply with email”

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1951 M-38 Limington, Me **SOLD**


1951_m38_limingtonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This might be a good find.  I can’t tell what the seller wants for it.

“1951 Willys M38. Real good shape. Came from Arizona. Engine will run just needs tune up. Great little jeep. My daily driver moved on which pushed me to replace it. Looking for a 4X4 or something neat to trade for this Jeep. Would take cash also. The price range for the Jeep varies so make me an offer.”

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1962 M-170 Project Tumwater, Wa $750


1962_m171_tumwaterIt is definitely a project.

“Roller, 538 gears, tub , doors ,window frame , hard top with glass , fenders , steering collum , heater boxes , dash, Will not part, Have WA title. any question please call # 360-754-1233”

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1944 MB Aloha, Or $2000


The seller lists the good, bad and ugly about this jeep.  Visit the Ad to learn more.

“This 1944 Willys MB Jeep is a great project car. It ran for me throughout high-school (1995-1997), but it’s been garaged for the last decade and no longer starts. I just tried to get it going, and with a jump, it rolls over but likely needs a carb-kit/cleaning to get the fuel going. In 1944, they didn’t make them complex, just durable. Anyone with a week of evenings could likely get this running….”


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1967 Mark IV? CJ-5 Skandia, Mi No Price


One of our reader’s thinks this might be 1 of 89 produced according to the early CJ-5 Page based on these links (1) Production numbers (2) If the Dauntless is stock it would be a 67

Here’s the Ad description “I think it is a 50 are 51 not sure it ran when parked now froze from siting wouldn’t take much to get running again all runing gear is there body wise just hood grill no title.
Make offer! 906-235-0069”