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August 1949 Salesbuilder & May News Article

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Thanks to a May 27, 1949, article in the Rhinelander Daily News (Wisconsin), we now know that the Forestry Demonstration occurred on May 26th. There’s also more in-depth information on the event within the article.

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Originally Posted November 8, 2020: This August 1949, Volume 1, No. 6, Salesbuilder shows off the new 4WD wagon. There’s  a report about a Forest exhibition in May of 1949 near Eagle River, Wisconsin, where the fire jeeps showed their ability to get quickly to fires. The Jeepster’s new inline 6 gets a nod, as does the Bountiful Jeep Posse.

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1957 French Canadian Ad Featuring an FC-170 Stake Bed

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This is the last French Canadian ad. I don’t know in what publication is appeared. It’s interesting that it includes a Kaiser-Willys ad number at the lower left (KW-6100F)

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1951 CJ-3A Cohasset, MA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/133443728658985

“1951 Jeep CJ3-A clean running classic.”

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Future of eWillys

• CATEGORIES: Features

This is a tease …. Barring something unforeseen, our contract indicates this is the future of eWillys …. And, no that’s not a street, it’s the parking. When all is finalized, I will explain more.

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Alaska Road Trip Puzzle w/ Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

My wife thought this puzzle was too good to pass up, given our 2017 Alaska Or Rust trip, so she surprised me with it. This puzzle is available through a variety of sellers (one of which is Amazon). The illustration was done by Ken Zella.

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1943 Article on FDR and Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article shows FDR in jeeps. It was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune February 02, 1943.

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1955 Photo of Tornado Damaged Jeep … Udall, Kansas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This may have been a CJ-3A. It lost a battle to a Kansas Tornado. The photo was taken on May 25, 1955, and is a part of the National Archives of Kansas.

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https://catalog.archives.gov/id/283888 National Archives of Kansas 05/25/1955

 
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1974 DJ-5C Gainesville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This looks in pretty good shape. There are a variety of DJ-5s on Facebook for sale, unlike Craigslist which doesn’t show any for the southeast region. Listing jeeps (and other items) on FB, and not Craigslist, continues to be the trend.

“This 1974 Jeep/Am General is powered by a 232 inline six with a Borg/Warren Automatic Transmission. Don’t have doors and no glass except in front window. Has 2 reconditioned seats and new mirrors. Does not have power steering or power brakes.”

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Year? Jeepney Philippines $80,000 (Scam?)

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Okay, it was listed in Alabama, but after some more research (thanks to Galen’s message) it is clear this should be listed in the Philippines. It may be a scam (with the scam the high price), but I can’t tell for sure …

I assume the seller is kidding when he writes “high performance machine”? I imagine the price is a placeholder?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416858502958652

“Looking for a buyer good condition Jeep, high performance machine. Urgent reason for starting business only”

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DJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

More southeastern US DJ-5s found for sale yesterday:

  1. 1977 DJ-5 Judsonia, AR $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4332132916803990
  2. 1978 DJ-5 Knoxville, TN $1200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/351190049406534
  3. 1973 DJ-5 Folsom, LA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4038739282812693
  4. 1977 DJ-5 Mt. Washington, KY $2200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2879804979010113
  5. 1982 DJ-5 Winder, GA $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/339312280500350
  6. 1983 DJ-5 Statham, GA $800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2847960908772102
  7. 1982 DJ-5 Spartanburg, SC $1440: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1064053220747339
  8. 1975 DJ-5 Limestone, TN $3100: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/776749126250478
  9. 1983 DJ-5 East Carondelet, IL $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/872733840247540
  10. 1974 DJ-5 Central, SC $600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/452670395782458

And a few from the west coast:

  1. 1982 DJ-5 Las Vegas, NV $4800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2320969041360616
  2. 1975 DJ-5 Merced, CA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/736954453596363
  3. Year? DJ-5 Pahrump, NV $1100: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/216633833498949
  4. 1978 DJ-5 Costa Mesa, CA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/260268435405636
  5. 1975 DJ-5 Yuma, AZ $2565: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422359592367749
  6. 1978 DJ-5 Fairfield, CA $500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/477842366711347
  7. 1978 DJ-5 Carson City, NV $2200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734209940603329
  8. 1971 DJ-5 Tuscon, AZ $3200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197454435370127
 
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1953 CJ-3A Logandale, NV $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has an F-head and some Cutlas selective hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/483008532707733

“Old jeep willys for sale early 50s. Message me with any questions. Jeep needs work but it doesn’t take much to get these going”

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Year? Wagon Healdsburg, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

I found this wagon’s headlights modifications interesting. Just something different. There may not be much value here unless those rims are Renegade D-Slot rims. Given this appears to be 2WD, they may not be.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3929903343696656

“Willy’s wagon $500 I don’t know what year it is. Somebody cut the round headlights out. Bummer… Come get it”

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CJ-3A Hardtop Indian Wells, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

This looks to be a Koenig hardtop. Looks like the rear hatch and doors are missing?

“Here is a good condition factory Jeep CJ 3A hardtop. It bolts on. This is just for the hardtop only…not the Jeep. No rust or bad areas……needs painting. The Jeep is gone.”

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1973 Stainless Steel Jeep Las Vegas, NV $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(03/07/2020) It’s a project. Has curved rather than flat fenders.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168482501463382

“For sale rare 1973 stainless steal jeep style body . Needs to be fully re-stored (was bought for that purpose) Has title to the jeep Asking 6,500.00 or 6,000 Cash Only”

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1946 CJ-2A San Tan Valley, AZ $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is a project that lacks brakes and leaks fuel.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/192259265985281

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“I have this gem of a jeep here, rust free 1945 willy’s cj2a with all original tub, body panels, axles, motor, trans, t-case, and much more. Flat head 6 3 speed. It has been 12v converted and a new carb and shocks and a few small things here and there, but I’d say about 90% original. Great restoration project. It runs and goes into gear hooked up to a gas can but there are fuel leaks, and the throttle and breaks are not connected. Might be able to fix it but I’m seeing what I’ll get for it as is.

Negotiable on price, but based on what everyone is telling me about this it’s worth every penny I’m asking and then some. Would easily go for 10k with minimal work giving her a tune up (which I have two boxes of new parts to do so) and can fetch upwards of 30k fully restored, which this is the perfect rust free body and frame to do that to. I want to restore it myself but I have too many projects, took this one in on trade.”

 
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1947? CJ-2A? Arroyo Grande, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/08/2020) It runs, but needs work. Listed as a 1947, it could be earlier.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3182737025148730/

“Jeep with a 350. Chevy. Runs. Have extra brakes lines and wheel cylinders. Drives but pulls hard has been sitting for two years”

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Jeeping Videos on Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this short article written by Daniel Stroh where organized four videos featuring folks and videos you may have seen on Facebook. These guys have been busy the last few years:

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/12/06/these-jeepers-make-black-bear-road-the-most-dangerous-road-in-the-country-seem-like-a-sunday-drive

Here’s one of the videos showing parts of their trip over Black Bear Pass:

 
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March 1957 French-Canadian Ad for the FC-150 + Sign

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Todd shared a sign that matches the Jeep sign which appears in the lower part of the ad at the bottom of this post. I’ve not seen one quite like this, so I imagine it was only available in Canada?

The sign was double sided, but he separated the halves so he could hang them on the wall. Here are some pics:

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This is the back of the sign. It was made by Tek, a company still in business in Canada.

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This March 1957 ad in an unknown magazine highlighted the FC-150 distributers.

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Photo of Seabee MB on Gaudacanal(?)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Gayland shared this photo of a Seabee MB NCB 6 (later changed to an MCB in 1949). He added, “I don’t know the location but suspect it is Guadalcanal. MCB6 was the first Seabee unit in combat when it joined the Marines on that island. Seabee equipment, at least in the Pacific theater, was painted the same color Marine equipment. Haze Gray shows up a little too well in the jungle.”

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1948 Photo From Sweden

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

The good looking MB in this photo has a nice top. What kind of structure is that? A Cabin?

The Swedish translates to English as: “Staff trip to Storvallen 1948. From left: Uno Branden, Britta, Ingrid Hellström, Einar Montén and Astrid Walster.”

https://jlm.kulturhotell.se/items/show/143324

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‘Jeep’ Earth Moving Equipment Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

You can see better pics of this type of brochure here: http://www.ewillys.com/2020/05/18/1951-jeep-moving…uipment-brochure/

View all the information on eBay

“JEEP Willys Jeep Earth Moving Equipment BROCHURE PAMPHLET. 2 page fold out 1940-50’s has 3 punched holes to fit in 3 ring binder. Condition is good “Used””

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1953 CJ-3A? Prescott, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is likely a CJ-3A with a replacement tub.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/pts/d/waitsburg-1953m38/7276343197.html

“1953 m38 in great condition. No body rust at all. Runs great. Steering is not hooked up, as somebody stared a steering column conversion and had not finished before I got it. Has the f head converted in as well. Great project. Could be used as parts, but it is very complete and I have a title. Sad to see it go but I have to many projects and not enough money.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1969 CJ-5 Kiowa, CO $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2797099447245354
  2. 1965 CJ-5 Madison, FL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/258171809021195
  3. 1966 CJ-5 Cullman, AL $3750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428736408292098
  4. 1960s CJ-5 Jonesboro, AR $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/300415857908886
  5. 1968 CJ-5 Fountain Inn, SC $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/513182442997923
  6. 1974 CJ-5 Scott City, KS $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/160263275604124
  7. 1970 CJ-5 Topeka, KS $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/164060941908233
  8. 1956 CJ-5 Cortez, CO $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2821124334802582
  9. 1974 CJ-5 Fort Collins, CO $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/336218211054265
  10. 1982 CJ-5 Hayden, AL $1200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1575908809275838
  11. 1981 CJ-5 Maryville, TN $1900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/844145483107902
  12. 1973 CJ-5 Montgomery, AL $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2737536059909630
  13. 1974 CJ-5 Rainbow City, AL $2600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1473675659503390
  14. 1971 CJ-5 Huntsville, AL $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/105824405798286
  15. 1967 CJ-5 Centerville, TN $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/174899911093796/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Monroe, NC $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/339223660648155
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Glenwood Springs, CO $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/128233099175564
 
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Year? CJ-2A/DJ-3A? Fayetteville, AR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

Joe in Mesa spotted this ad. The body looks to be from a DJ-3A convertible. I can’t tell what the chassis is, but odds are it’s a CJ-2A.

http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/willys/705583-1945-willys-cj-2a-suv-green-4wd-manual.html

“This 1945 Willys CJ-2A is an original. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle runs great.”

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1948 CJ-2A Harrisburg, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(01/282021) This hardtop is unusual. The doors could be Koenig or possibly Worman. It looks like there’s a seem across the top and the side windows in the back are extra large.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1101563960359092

“New engine, rebuilt transmission and transfer case. Rebuilt brake system. Rebuilt starter and alternator. Rebuilt lift pump on the snow plow. Arctic cab and heater. Runs great, everything operates as it should.”

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