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Year? CJ-2A London, OH $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not much value left here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/245010559985482/

“Cj2a parts good axels and drive line hood and other parts”

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1951 Photo of CJ-2A w/ Wood Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies

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John spotted this CJ-2A in a Westchester, NY, local history book. As he read through it, he spotted the jeep with it’s unusual hardtop. He was wondering if I knew what it was. (is that possibly the Yorktown Heights train station?)

My best guess is that it is a modified V-7 Body Works hardtop (modified on the lower door along with the front corner extension that appears to go down to the step). Here are some links and photos for comparison:

V-7 hardtop http://www.ewillys.com/2013/04/28/v-7-body-works-out-of-chicago/ which first went on sale in 1948, so the timeline works.

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A few other examples of similar hardtops:

http://www.ewillys.com/2016/07/12/cj-2a-custom-wood-top-sullivan-pa-ebay/:
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http://www.ewillys.com/2013/08/17/1964-usaf-photo-cj-3a-with-body-v7-works-top/
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http://www.ewillys.com/2012/08/10/letter-about-woodies-by-station-wagons-inc-on-ebay/
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http://www.ewillys.com/2017/02/12/1946-cj-2a-yuma-az-ebay/:
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Unusual Dualmatic/Selectro-Like Hub

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

As part of a discussion on hubs on Facebook, someone from Australia posted a photo of his CJ-6 that came with these unusual hubs. They are similar in external design to the Dualmatic/Selectro, have only 3 “bumps” or “tabs” rather than the standard six around the side of the hub. There’s no brand name on the hub or any other identifying characteristics. A search on Australian 4WD sites and on the Australian patent site did not reveal any information.

Anyone ever seen these?

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For comparison, this is a Sears private branded Dualmatic/Selectro (sears branded) hub in the first pic and a Free-lock branded hub in the second pic.

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A Jeep Rambler on Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Originally posted to Flickr in 2012 (https://www.flickr.com/…/71473…/in/set-72157629836314396 )
According to the photographer:

This was taken in Durkee, Oregon – about 1 block from the Durkee, Post Office. (I am not sure if the Post Office is still open). You can actually see this vehicle in Google Street View if you look in the field at the southeast portion of the intersection of Old US Highway 30 and Oxman Ranch Road in Durkee. ….

Link to Google (you can see all sides of it pretty well): https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5810948,-117.4643278,3a,75y,91.3h,96.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syRerHg5QL0Xrk9L1y8brfg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Originally posted in 2014:

Doug sent this beautiful photo of a Jeep Rambler hybrid he spotted on Flickr. One commenter called it a Jambler. All-in-all, this combo could have looked a lot worse! Note the builder even stenciled ‘JEEP’ onto the back tailgate.

The photo was taken by ‘Old White Truck’. There are some beautiful photos and some humorous captions on his Flickr photostream.

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1942 Photo of General Krueger on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is a great photo of General Walter Krueger, Commander of the Third Army.

View all the information on eBay

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“1942 Press Photo Army Commander Lieutenant General Walter Krueger in “War” Jeep. This is an original press photo. When a three star general roams the maneuver country, no cushioned limousine will do the job. Lieutenant General Walter Krueger tries out the two way radio with which his “war” Jeep is equipped. As commander of the Third Army, General Krueger will use the Jeep directing the strenuous maneuvers in the battle-tough Louisiana area.Photo measures 8.5 x 7inches. Photo is dated 07-29-1942.”

 
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1961 DJ-3A Mohave Valley, AZ $1700

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

The seller’s description suggests this was originally a Surrey DJ-3A. There is some pink on the inside. Appears to be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/149468119815046/

“This is a rare Willys Model DJ-3A. Originally was pink with pink and white striped interior. Top is a Super rare steel Koenig Iron Works too from the 40’s or 50’s. It has roll up door windows and window sliders on the sides and a hatch back”

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1946 CJ-2A New Richmond, WI $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1617364035107491/

“46 Willys Jeep CJ2A. Good condition Has Buick dauntless V6 and Warn aftermarket overdrive installed I also have the original flat head 4cyl and extra transmission to go with. Has tow bar and soft top. Great machine for fun or bug out”

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1949 CJ-3A Visalia-Tulare, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: This sold back in 2016; plates must have been transferred to the new owner.

(08/17/2016) “OBO This old jeep has been stored for over 40 years I bought it about four years ago and haven’t been able to do anything got sick so I’m trying to sell it it’s totally stock and everything worked in it four-wheel-drive is like new check with me for more information if you’re interested one of a kind!!non op ”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3523438611005972/

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Some older pics:

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1948 Jeepster Dysart, IA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/616955182391595/

“Older restoration runs”

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1962 FC-170 Mariposa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3350.

Unclear if it runs or not.

“Very hard to find was part of a multiple purchase barn find. 1962 willy’s Fc-170 forward control cab over 4×4. Complete with factory flat bed and stake body. 6 cyl,4spdwith warm hubs. Great solid body to make a very nice project”

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1954 CJ-3B Paso Robles, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/04/2020) Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/194957618246526/

“1953 willys cj3b. She fires up and runs. Pulled my 4wd Toyota out of a mud pit not that long ago. Perfect project or leave her as she is. You might want to trailer her out as her top speed is only about 50mph. Not in a hurry to sell. No lowballs please.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Mariposa, CA $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Might be some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/301121777523768/

“1942 willys flat fender Jeep. Fold down windshield with flat head motor All complete but a project vehicle. All running gear but does not run. Barn find part of a multiple car purchase”

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1950 Custom Flattie Hartsburg, MO $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/672496936909991/

“1950 Willys project 1500 obo 4.3 5 spd not running needs wired have factory seats new radiator 33 12.5 15 thornbirds several too many parts to finish up the project I have way too many projects to finish all them something has to go. AN NO THE MUSTANG IN THE PICTURE NOT FOR SALE”

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1947 CJ-2A Holton, KS $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a Datson powertrain.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/217433712904126/

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“This is a 1947 cj2a Willys Jeep. Started as a project and don’t have time to work on it anymore. It’s got an engine and transmission out of an 1982 Datson pickup. Comes with everything in the picture. Has good tires. Selling as is. Have had the engine running while in the Jeep, nothing is wired up but can start. Let me know if you want a video of it running. No title but comes with bill of sale. Might be interested in some trades.”

 

 
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Year? CJ-2A Seymour, MO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Needs work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1470807939758775/

“Around 1946 model Jeep Willys, motor will spin freely by hand it isn’t locked up. ”

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1953 CJ-3B East Wenatchee, WA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/26/2019) Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/578255402953734/

“53 Willys 3B 350 Chevrolet Toploader 4 Speed four wheel disc brakes power steering nice solid old Jeep New black best top”

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1952 CJ-3A Sedro Woolley, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000

(01/11/2020) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498625227429128/

“1952 cj2a project no title bill of sale. New springs shackles body mounts. Ford 289 started mounting with adapter bell housing. Most of the paint removed. Stock axles trans and transfer case”

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1947 CJ-2A La Center, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/04/2020) Doesn’t run at the moment.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1484878041672340/

Family hunting rig hate to sale but business needs require it. Flathead 4cyl 4sp manual trans all orig. 2 stick transfer box. Ran before dist change to electronic. Just needs parts put in all there”

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The 1959 Willys Malibu Prototype

• CATEGORIES: Features

Websites Macs Motor City and Curbside Classic shared information on this 1959 Willys prototype that looks quite a bit like a Ford Falcon station wagon. You can see additional jeep/car prototypes on the CJ-3B Page: https://cj3b.info/Factory/FactoryDesign.html

I’m sure someone else has more info on this Willys Malibu.

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Ford developed the Falcon Station Wagon in 1959, so it’s possible that the Malibu and the Falcon were developed completely independently, but it sure looks like one could have influenced the other.

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In 1961, this prototype was considered (was an actual vehicle ever built?) with a CJ-5 looking grille:

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In 1961, Willys Motors came out with a different prototype wagon, the J-100, with a more familiar face.

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However, the original Malibu grill concept wasn’t completely abandoned. In 1966 (Thanks Mike), the luxurious Super Wagoneer was introduced with a grille very similar to the 1959 Malibu prototype (with a small hood bump as a nod to the Wagoneer styling).:

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Later, in 1974, AMC Jeep used the same look on the new Jeep Cherokee line.

 
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M-Series(Military FC) Operator Manual

• CATEGORIES: Documents, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

This rare manual was up for sale on eBay last week. It sold for $82.25!

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Dan Details the Thor “Lectro-Matic” Hub

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

UPDATE: I posted this Thor post over a decade ago (how times flies). Below is a look at the switch used to engage the Thor “Lectro-Matic” Hub, which came from this post. Since the below post was first published, there’s also been some history about Thor Products on a shared on another post.

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Originally posted January 2010: 

Dan dropped this into my inbox this evening.  It’s a detailed look at the Thor “Lectro-Matic” Hub (or lectromatic hub). Dan completed this 18 page document, with disassembling the hubs and discussing each step.  You can download the PDF here Great work Dan!

Dan writes, The Thor “Lectro-Matic” hubs off of my 1955 CJ-5 were a bit of a mystery. These must have been some of the first “push button” 4WD systems to come out. There was little to no information on them so I decided to take them apart and see just how they work. Here is what I have learned.

When my Dad said that they were electric, I assumed that they had a little motor that would “spin” them in or out of engagement. What I realized was that they were more like a solenoid or electromagnet.

There is a coil of wire on the wheel side of the hub. When power is applied to the coil it becomes a magnet and draws itself to the axle side of the hub. There are little “teeth” machined into the facing sides of the hub. These teeth engage and the axle side of the hub turns the wheel or magnet side of the hub. A wire is ran through the back of the backing plate through a hole and provides the electricity to the magnetic coil. A contact mounted on a spring transmits this electric power through a slip ring inside the brake drum to the hub.

I imagine that the hubs could be engaged while the vehicle is moving, but I think this would cause the teeth to slip for a moment and lead to premature wear of the teeth. A toggle switch or a maintained push button could be used to turn the hubs on and off. One could even use a limit switch on the 4WD lever of the transfer case to automatically turn them on when the vehicle was shifted into 4WD. The hubs would only remain engaged as long as power is applied to the magnetic coil. If you left the switch on and had run power directly off of the battery to the switch, it would eventually drain your battery after the engine is shut off. If you ran power from the ignition switch to the on/off switch, your hubs would automatically disengage as soon as you shut off your engine.

If for some reason they didn’t want to work, there was a little screw on the outside face of the hub that you could turn to manually engage or disengage the hubs (as you can see below).


On the top of the hub you can see the wire that passes through the brake drum to power the magnetic coil.

Download and read the entire document here

 
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CJ-5 Cuff Links and Tie Clip

• CATEGORIES: Features

These sold on eBay a few days ago for $16. It’s the second set that has sold on eBay in as many weeks.

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“Offered is a Vintage Willys Overland Jeep 3 Pc Cufflink & Tie Clip Set … This set is NOS and was part of a lifelong Willys Overland Jeep executive’s estate. It is marked/made by Mercury Industries on the back of the tie clip. Crisp and clean! Sorry, no box”

 
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1962 CJ-5 Orange County, CA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

This includes a working set of Thor Electronic Hubs (and the first pic I’ve seen of the switch to engage the hubs). These are the “Lectro-Matic” version of the hubs (there was also an automatic version). Dan documented a set of the “Lectro-Matric” hubs here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/513933489290838/

“Anyone looking for the coolest 62 Jeep CJ5 on the planet. I got this handsome little guy up for sale. It’s beyond amazing! Everything works, every light, all gauges, the chrome winch ect…oh and there’s chrome all over the place. Original paint, Original interior.. both are in incredible condition. It’s a very unique Jeep and it’s running a Corvette engine that was installed by the original owner in the mid sixties.He was a aircraft mechanic so everything is perfect .It also has very rare Thor electronic locking front hub set . No rust anywhere and super straight. I have the those crazy off road wide white wall tires in the pics and the hubcaps. I just threw on a new set of Power King black walls to drive it around. The Jeep runs amazing! It’s got really good power and not geared that low. I have not taken it on the freeway but got it up to 60mph with no issues. This is a very special Jeep with history. Ca title & current registration in my name”

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1943 MB? Simi Valley, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $14,500.

(03/15/2020) Nice jeep. Has a replacement body.

“1943 Will’s Jeep Chevy 350 4 bolt main, LT connector rods, hypereutectic pistons, 64cc chambers, 11.5 to 1 compression, competition cams 286H cam, hardened pushrods, Ford late 60’s 4 speed, Hurst linkage. Dani 19 rear, dana 25 front Late model jeep disc brakes front, M38 tub, griffin radiator, alarm, 5100 bilstein shocks. Really one of a kind. Note it’s registered as a 1943 Willy’s, it is most likely a early 50’s. $14,500.00 or best offer.”

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1945 MB Paulden, AZ $7500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/15/2020) Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2747262338688872/

“1945 willys mb. Runs and drives. Needs some tlc but in great condition for the year. New tires. Title in hand. 7,500 obo”

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