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1944 MB Stevensville, MT $950


This is pretty rough.

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“1944 Willys MB military jeep. Not running it’s been sitting since 1979. It has a Studebaker flathead 6cyl in it from a early vintage engine swap. All other running gear is stock. The body is in okay shape for it’s age, the floor boards are pretty good but the two rear tool box bottoms are rusted out. The engine may be good, it does turn over by hand and by jumping the starter. The parts that I know are missing are the Radiator, window glass, headlights, taillights, rear driveshaft and seats. That’s all I know about this jeep, I have never heard it run or worked on it. Bought it last year and decided on another project that has more leg room. My loss your gain. It has no title I will give you a notarized bill of sale. Asking $950. Firm.”

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M-38A1 and CJ-5 Mesa, ID $3500


Unclear how much value is here, but the CJ-5 has a ventilating windshield.

“Great jeep project. One has L head engine, one has SBC. There are two complete bodies. One has a title. Too many parts to list. Need to sell as a package deal.”

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1951 CJ-3A Joseph, OR $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2022) Has hardtop that needs glass.

“Run/drives good, strong engine, good tires, newer upholstery, seat belts for 4, removable hard top needs glass (has seals) good paint, original drop down windshield: body has some rust 4×4 good working”

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1950 CJ-3A Cortez, CO $11,000


This has a variety of updates. Sounds like a solid jeep.

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“1995 Chevy Vortec 4.3L V-6 CPI complete computer and OBD-ll port
Good body, rust free, new seats, driver seat set back 5 inches
T90 3 speed
Warn Overdrive
New stock suspension
Saginaw steering conversion
Four wheel 11″ brake conversion
On board air w/3 gal. tank
Heater and electric windshield wiper
New 15 inch tires and new spare
New hood with Willys logo
Roll Bar”

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2023 Toledo JeepFest

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Roger Martin attended this year’s Toledo Jeep Fest this weekend. He brought along his 1947 CJ-2A, an M-677, and his FC Fire Truck. He also took photos of the jeeps at the show, along with some merchandise for sale and a few of the parade.

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February 1960 Jeep News

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UPDATE: These two February 1960 documents reference the “Corner the Market” contest also referenced by the February 1960 issue of Jeep News, as well as the January 1960 issue and the April 1960 issue (I don’t have the March issue).

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Originally Published June 03, 2020:

This issue of Willys News shows that Jeep dealers were experience continued growth. This issue also suggests that the ashtrays and cuff-tie-links were introduced in 1960. Anyone have the full page 1959 Nieman Marcus catalog ad of the newly introduced DJ-3A Surrey mentioned on the last page?

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Roof Palomino Facebook Group

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Roger Martin shared the news that a Roof Palomino group exists on Facebook. Given their rarity, I wouldn’t have guess that.


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Andy’s Argentine to Alaska Hiccup near Portland

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Andy Reached Alaska!

The intrepid explorer overcame his obstacles and made it to the Alaska border the other day. Congrats on the continuing journey!



Originally posted May 30, 2023: 


Andy, from Argentina, standing in his engine compartment at Washougal Classic Jeep while Richard and Jake work on his engine.

Recently, through Facebook, I was made aware of Andy, who is driving his Willys wagon from Argentina to Alaska. I lack many of the details, but I know that by early May Andy had made it all the way to Oregon when his engine finally gave out. Unable to go any farther, he and friends reached out through Facebook to find someone would could help him fix his engine (a couple posts on this FB page).

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Richard Darr of Washougal Classic Jeep, near Vancouver, Washington, volunteered to help. While Andy stayed with a friend in Tigard, Oregon, Richard towed the vehicle to his place, diagnosed the problems:

“The engine has some serious issues for sure and the cracks have us spooked as well but we are going to try and breathe life back into this engine to hopefully finish the journey to Alaska. We really don’t know if the cracks happened recently or been there for quite some time. We are going to put a new timing set in and reseal the valves, clean out all the blockages in the cooling ports and new head gasket and top it off with a tune up and see what happens. Drive it around locally a bit to see how it takes. If it seems healthy enough to send Andy on his way then off he goes.. if not.. then we will have to switch gears and come up with a replacement engine or something. Jake and I are happy to do what we can to get Andy to the finish line of his more than 8 year Trek.”

After a couple weeks, Richard and Jake were able to repair the engine enough that Andy decided not to invest in another block. They test drove the wagon recently and are satisfied it is ready. Andy test drove it as well and says it is more powerful than it has been since Bolivia (I can only guess something happened to the engine there?). So, Andy is prepared to take off towards Alaska again.



Jake and Richard testing the wagon’s rebuilt engine, with Jake driving.

During the process, did require Richard to spend $400 of his own money (plus all the time). I’m going to send Richard $200 to cover half his expenses. If anyone wants to donate as well, you can send money directly to me through PayPal ( and I will send Richard an additional check based on any donations (he doesn’t have PayPal). If you have any questions, just email me:


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1947 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA $15,000


Looks like a nice build.

“1947 Willy’s, tons of upgrades! Too much to list. Head turner for sure. Must see to appreciate. Automatic Transmission New tires New seats Chevy 350 V8 Tagged and Titled in Hand. No DMV issues. Price is negotiable”

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1964 CJ-3B San Jose, CA $7900


This late model 3B looks in good shape.

“Hi I am selling my 1964 Willy’s Jeep runs perfect, clean , 4 cylinder and 3 speed, always FUN to Drive”

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1953 M-38A1/CJ-5 Murphy, ID $4700


UPDATE: I missed the CJ-5 body. Ugh. Thanks guys!

Someone has swapped out the dash on this. I’m guessing it’s just a custom dash? It isn’t M-38A1 and doesn’t have a whole for a standard CJ-5 speedometer, though it does have a right side glove box.

“1953 Jeep, not sure if model or miles, runs great, drives and stops, 4wd works, good tires, has original seat frames, lights do not work and needs wiring work”

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1957 FC-150 Peculiar, MO $750

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No title.

“1957 jeep fc 150 parts. what ya see is what ya get. no title and engine from one is not included”


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1951 CJ-3A Colfax, CA $2500


Unclear if it runs or not.

“Willys CJ3a 1951 All original running gear Good project Lost title”

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1952 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $3000


The data tag suggest this is a 1952 CJ-3A.

“Jeep Willy’s with original drivetrain Exact year unknown, but it does have original identification plates. In good shape, would make a good build for the right buyer $3000 OBO, comes with bill of sale”

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1951 CJ-3A Yreka, CA $2800


It doesn’t run and has floor rust.

“Pretty cool ok Willy’s 2A jeep Clean title Body has bad floor rust Has an old small block Chevy Muncie 4 speed Warn overdrive Does not run”

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1953 CJ-3B Kimberly, OR $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/03/2023) Runs. There must be a story behind that wood bumper?

“3 speed. All new brakes and drums. Runs good. Just needs some TLC.”

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Year? CJ-2A/CJ-5 East Greenwich, RI $800


Here’s another example of a CJ-5 grafted onto the rear of a CJ-2A. Unclear how much value is here.

“No paperwork, hasn’t run in years.. been in the family a long time. Would Make a nice project. Needs lots of work”


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Year? CJ-2A Trout Run, PA $500


Parts jeep with no title.

“Late 40’s Willys Cj2a. No Title. Frame is rough and rotted through on the front. Engine is froze up. Body still has some decent pieces to use. What you see is what you get. Asking $500 obo. Jeep is located in Trout Run, PA.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Rio Linda, CA $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/17/2023) This has had a few mods, but there is a good deal of pink on that body. It’s also still 2WD.

“1960 Jeep Willy’s Surrey Gala. Body is in great condition.”

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Sidebars and Netting Done; Frame Washed

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UPDATE: The weather was perfect, cloudy, not so hot, and windless, for painting the chassis outside. 

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It’s been a busy few days. I completed the sidebars and netting, then washed the frame. It’s drying awaiting a new coat of paint. While I’d prefer to disassemble and properly clean and paint everything, that’s just not possible at this point.

There’s nothing much fancy about the side bars. A bolt secures the back of the bar and acts as the pivot point. A 3/8’s pin holds the front in place and is pulled to release the bar so a person can enter/exit the jeep. The netting is held in place at the front by a seat belt buckle. Undo that, then pull the bottom bar forward slightly, and the bottom of the net comes loose, then a person can swing the netting onto the top. (note, this phone was taken before I welded a short horizontal tube which will hold the back of the top netting bar in place .. the orange clamp was just to figure out where the tube should go).


With the bars and netting done, the mods are pretty much complete. Now, to clean, paint, and assembly. Hopefully, everything goes back to gather as it did before …

Here’s the chassis a little cleaner. My goal is simply to cover the green and paint the bare metal.

The front tires will go on some aluminum rims, while there will be desert dogs in the back. The back rims remain undecided. I’d rather not use the hurricane finned rims for the rear, but don’t want to crack them. I have some other aluminum rims for the back, but they are six lug, while the rear axle is now a five lug drum.

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Electronic Model Jeep Video

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Frank shared this video showing the creation of a small jeep that can drive and park under its own power.


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Carnival Ride Jeep Ford City, PA $225

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Steve shared this amusement ride kiddie jeep that’s for sale. It looks like it was once part of one of these kiddie carnival rides: see video –>

“FOR SALE: A RARE VINTAGE WILLYS JEEP AMUSEMENT PARK/CARNIVAL RIDE/ KIDDIE RIDE. From The 1950’s & 1060’s. Heavy Steel Construction. The Steering Is Controlled By The Front Bar. Pretty Solid except For Some Rust Hole Spots On Rear. No Damage. Restore It Or Use As Is. Last Photo Is Of One I found On Internet That Looks Pretty Close To It.”

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Pedal Jeep and Matching Trailer Watseka, IL $2000

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Tom shared this nice looking combo of pedal jeep and matching trailer. I can’t remember seeing a trailer that matched a pedal jeep.

“Purchased in Branson, MO. came from a museum. Excellent ’50’s pedal car Jeep with matching trailer. Looks like the originals from WW2 or Korean Wars. Perfect for the military collector.”

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1945 GPW El Sobrante, CA $15,000


It would be great if the seller has an original photo of the jeep in the box, but of course note everyone had access to a camera in 1946.

“My friend bought this in 1946 surplus in a wood box. I bought it 3-4 years ago. We rebuilt the engine ,trany, transfer case, radiator, all new brakes drives and runs great 6 volt I kept it as origanal as i could I had to buy a new block from Kiser Willys but I kept the old block stamped GPW I have alot of origanal part also jack, pump, hand crank, bucket, seat springs, trailer lights by”

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1957 CJ-5 Stevens, PA $7000


Chris spotted this nice looking CJ-5. If that is the original body, it sure is in good shape.

“1957 Willys Jeep CJ5 4×4. Motor F-154 Hurricane. 3 Speed Manual. Good condition. Price is firm. Title in hand. Ad will be taken down when sold. No holds. First come, first serve.”

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