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Year? CJ-2A Bemidji, MN $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s got EasyLok hubs, but that’s all I can tell from the pic.

https://brainerd.craigslist.org/rvs/d/wilton-willys-jeep/6923763779.html

“It’s a old Willy’s Jeep,used to be my dads. Ran its couple years ago. Try to clear out stuff”

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1947 CJ-2A Parts Colton, CA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There might be some value here. Body seems in pretty good shape. It might actually be a ’46 body based on the data plates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/colton-1947-jeep-willys-body-and-parts/6925884863.html

“Original 1947 jeep Willys body and fenders. Plenty of extras come with it.”

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M-100 Trailer Indiana **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

(06/11/2019) Jordan also spotted this trailer. Looks like a good price.

“Early 50s Dunbar kapple M100 military trailer. No title, will write a bill of sale if you want. Pulled behind the m38 and m38a1 jeeps during Korean and Vietnam wars. Still has all 3 of its data plates intact. Pretty solid old trailer”

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Brazilian Rural Wagon Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

This Brazilian tutorial about the Willys Rural Wagon and Truck was spotted by Carl. Portuguese speakers might find it interesting.

I hadn’t noticed it before, but some of the Rural wagons and Jeepsters have a “Parkette”-looking fiberglass stripe along the sides. Maybe that’s where Paul Parker got the idea?

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December 1942 Article About a Modified Bantam

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This news clipping from the December 30, 1942, issue of Yank: The Army Weekly shares the story of a Bantam (no 1687) that was pieced together by the Ordinance Depot.

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Koenig Standard Cabs Model 330 Full & 335 Half Cab

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: , .

The Koenig Standard Cabs Model 330 Full and 335 Half fit CJ-3As, CJ-3Bs, DJ-3As and possibly others.

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Ramsey Winch Zippo Lighter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

The price on this seems high, but it’s a unique lighter branded by Ramsey Winches.

View all the information on ebay

“Zippo Ramsey Winch Tulsa Ok. RARE RARE RARE”

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WANTED: Gates Commando Tires

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Rich is hoping to find a set of vintage Gates Commando Tires. He’s open to different 15″ sizes from G70 to 10-15 or whatever someone might have. You can email him at squareweave@shaw.ca if you have something.

Here’s a photo of what the XTs look like:

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Mickey Thompson has reproduced a set of 27″ Gates for the dune buggy folks, but I’ve not had much luck finding any other vintage Gates-like tires.

 
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Year? Jeepney Salem, OH $32,500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

Craig shared this nice looking Jeepney. It’s got a number of cool details, including a map of the midwest painted on the ceiling. Listed as a 1946, I couldn’t say for sure if that year is accurate or not.

View all the information on eBay

“1946 F-134, T-90 3 speed, if you want a vehicle to take to the car and Jeep shows that will always bring a smile and draw a crowd this is it!! Super rare to find in this country, Jeepneys were made after WWII when we left our Jeeps in the Philippines, the people there were very crafty and creative, they turned the WWII Army Jeeps into colorful people haulers, there are only a few in this country, here is your chance for a cool vehicle for your collection that is guaranteed to stand out.”

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1956 Wagon JeepRod Beechgrove, TN $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Lots of work into this modified wagon.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/beechgrove-1956-willys-hot-rod/6923850529.html

“The Willys is a 355 gm with power glide trans ps pb disc in front drum in back. Have you ever seen one.”

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1953 CJ-3B Lakeland, FL $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Lots of updates to this 3B.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/lakeland-jeep-willys-1953-cj-3b/6911336657.html

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1953 Jeep Willy’s cj3b cj3-b flat fender high hood. First year civilian Jeep. Complete custom, one of a kind. 327 Chevy small block V-8 paired with bulletproof off-road 4 speed chevy manual tranny. 4×4. 4-inch lift all the way around. 35 inch super swampers on new 15 inch wheels with plenty of tread life. 4 wheel disc brakes with booster recently added. Stops on a dime with ease. El Camino seats, s.s.

Fuel cell under rear seat. Bimini top, aluminum doors, black diamond plate with matte black finish. Sony head unit, 2 speakers in box center console. 10k lb warn winch with remote. Warn hubs. Brand new flow master exhaust, sounds amazing! No rust, no leaks! Doesn’t overheat. Fires right up first try. Optimum battery less than 1 yr old. Auto meter gauges, everything works! Can run this Jeep 55-60 mph on highway and steer with 1 finger. Or take it off-road for some fun. Tons of attention and thumbs up. Draws a crowd when fueling every time. Not perfect by any means, but a very cool, super solid, loads of fun, classic Jeep. Come check it out.
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1947 CJ-2A JeepRod Glendale, AZ $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

Joe shared this custom CJ-2A. No description provided and only one pic.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/679333125819159/?ref=messenger_share

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1942 MB w/ Trailer Lakeview, MI $16,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

No pics provided. P# provided.

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/for/d/lakeview-1942-willy-jeep/6925227700.html

“42 Willy Jeep w/ canvas top and trailer. Ex military, original condition

 
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1961 Truck JeepRod Mesa, AZ $2000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

Joe-in-Mesa spotted this custom truck project on a local Facebook page.  If you believe it’s exactly what you need, you’ll have to join the Mesa Man Junk Facebook page to contact the seller.

“1961 willys pickup ratrod.
Building it with an army theme.
6.2 diesel from an army truck
Sitting on a 85 chevy c10 chassis
Clean willys title
Th400
Four link parts…not installed
Not a finished project.
$2000
East Mesa AZ”

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1952 Model? Dallas, GA $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics and very little description.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/d/dallas-1952-willys-jeep/6920208500.html

“1952 Willys Jeep for sale. All stock condition. Like brand new. Too many details to list”

 
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1964 CJ-3B Onsted, MI $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Tom spotted this old 3B chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2293390657582928/

“For parts or restore. $500 obo.No title.”

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1952 CJ-3A Yakima, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No pics provided.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/naches-52-willys-cj3a/6924923592.html

“52 jeep cj3a project. New custom stretched frame, custom bumpers front and rear, complete new tub, new 327 engine never fired, quadra jet carb, aluminum radiator, custom rear 21 gallon fuel tank, Vdo guages, New Rancho 2.5″ lift rear cj5 springs front and rear, (great flex), dana 44s front and rear, 5.38 gears, Strange full case spool in rear with Summers Bros 30 spline chromo shafts, Arb air locker in front. Front disc brakes, warn internal spline lockout hubs, Pro car seats, 8274 Warn winch, t18 ford 4 speed. Warn overdrive, model 18 transfer case, (5) 35″ Maxxis creepy crawlers, on board air, Ez wiring harnass. Swinging pedals, and lots more. Note: Some assembly required. More pictures upon request, serious inquiries only.”

 

 
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L-head Western NC $300

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Has a crack under the distributor, but perhaps it could be patched/welded/sealed.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/shelby-willys-jeep-cj3a-flathead-4/6913344812.html

“Willys Jeep CJ3A engine as pictured. Serial number starts with 3J but can be used in other Jeeps. Has casting flaw or hairline crack under distributor. Engine turns over. Pick up in Western NC unable to ship. $300”

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1953 CJ-3B Muscoda, WI $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/19/2019) Engine runs (or did 5 years ago), but may have an oil issue. Includes a rear PTO setup.

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/muscoda-1954-willys-cj3b-jeep/6912613269.html

“1954 Willys Overland CJ3B. Ran when parked about five years ago. Snow plow and PTO. One cylinder gets oil fouled after two hours run time. Rusty. $2500 negotiable. Clean title in hand.”

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1942 MB Riverhead, NY $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,000.

(02/20/2019) Has some floor patches, but looks like a solid parade jeep.

https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/riverhead-1942-willys-mb-military-jeep/6919463480.html

“This is a 1942 Willys MB Jeep. This Jeep has been converted to a 12 Volt electrical system from the original 6 Volt system. It is an older restoration – please see the pictures for details. In the past it has had some body work done and floor repairs were done with sheet metal. The wiring in this Jeep needs some work and it could us a canvas makeover.

Since this is an older restoration most of the parts on this vehicle are original on this vehicle like the wheels and rifle rack.

This MB is in good driving condition – Perfect for someone starting in the military vehicle hobby or wanting a nice parade vehicle. Comes with all accessories pictured. The pedestal is a homemade pedestal with original .50 Cal’ Cradle.”

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1963 CJ-6 Temecula, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/24/2019) CJ’s got this CJ-6 with some updates for sale.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/temecula-1963-cj6/6918781855.html

“Super Rare 1963 Jeep CJ6 . Not many made . Much like a CJ5 but longer in the back . This has good running Small Block Chevy engine with an automatic turbo 350 transmission the rest of the drive train is stock . This vehicle is not currently drivable . It needs a 12 volt battery , radiator , radiator hoses and a steering box”

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Filip Rosz and Metamet

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Barry Thomas from Farm Jeep shared this story of a family who purchased a Metamet Jeep.

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Filip is seated in the passenger seat.

Anita Long was kind of enough to share some photos and stories about her father, Filip Rosz. He worked for years at the British firm of Metamet, which in the late 1940s and 1950s specialized in refurbishing jeeps into a wide range of specialty models.

Filip came to the UK the hard way. According to Anita, he was originally from Lwow and in the Polish Home Army at the outbreak of World War II. During the autumn campaign of 1939, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets. Deported to a POW camp in Siberia, after two years he was released as a result of the negotiations of the Polish Government in London with the authorities in Moscow.

He travelled a long way to enlist in the 2 Polish Corps that was forming in the west, the 8th British Army. He went through a combat route to Iran and Egypt to Monte Cassino in Italy. He served in 3PU in the West as a mechanic and driver in the 2nd Warsaw Panzer Division.

After the war he was a displaced person, since his home town was now in Russia. He ended up in London and started working at Metamet, as it was owned and run by Poles in similar circumstances.  Though listed as a Panel Beater, Anita says her father was the best welder at Metamet.

One Metamet employee Anita wanted to also mention was General Julian Zdzislaw Starosteck who, for a brief time, was the production engineer at Metamet before going to America and working on the Patriot Missile.

Anita tells me that Metamet was well known to a lot of Poles who came to settle in London. In fact, her Polish Step-father worked there briefly before he joined the Merchant Navy. He was too young for the war but did join the Polish Navy as a Submariner with the express purpose to ‘jump ship’, which did happen when his first pert of call outside of Poland was Edinburgh. He made his way down to London and hooked up with the Metamet guys.

Metamet not only rebuilt and sold jeeps, but also provided transportation for Film Garden Parties,  events where British and American film and stage actors mingled with everyday folks. Filip was one of the employees that would chauffeur the stars in Metamet jeeps. At some point, he met his future wife Joan at one of the events.

Joan loved the Garden Parties and was an avid collector of autographs. She also would bring along her box Brownie camera to snap photos. For Joan, it was love at first site when she met Filip. They married in 1952. Only eight years later, in 1960, Anita’s father Filip passed away.

Anita labeled her father in each of these rarely-seen photos. A big thanks to Anita for sharing them.
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Metamet and Garden Parties

• CATEGORIES: Features
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Metamet employees driving jeeps for a Garden Party

Thanks to Anita Long for these images and for introducing me to Garden Parties. I had no idea such events had taken place. It was at one of these events that her parents met.

She wrote, “As a teenager my Mum was an avid film goer and her main interest was writing to movie stars and studios for autographs. In the summer time she would attend the Sunday Pictorial Garden Parties at Morden Hall Park in Surrey to see more film stars and hopefully ‘get’ their autographs.

The staff at Metamet would drive to the Movie Stars hotels and take them to the Garden Parties. I don’t think they drove them around at the park as my photo shows them at the temporary fencing where they parked them. The jeeps were the best way to chauffeur the stars to all their scheduled meet and greets for the fans on the day. Everyone got to see them as there were definitely no open top limos in those days! The boys at Metamet must have really enjoyed those days and I thank fate for the opportunity given to my Dad. If he hadn’t met my Mum there then I wouldn’t be here now!”

Anita shared this video from Youtube. At the 40sec mark you’ll see a couple jeeps behind Bette Davis:

Here are some photos:

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You can learn more about Garden Parties and see some more jeeps here:

https://alondoninheritance.com/eventsandceremonies/the-sunday-pictorial-film-garden-party/

The site includes this photo, which gives a good look at the side of the 5-in-1 Jeep. It has a little bit of a Holden Ambulance look.

 
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Metamet: British Jeep Rebuilders

UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect some more information and images. It was originally posted in March of 2013.

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Metamet was a British company that refurbished WWII jeeps and civilian jeeps, creating a slew of different models. According to the G503 Forum, “Metamet was run by an expat Pole, and latterly his son. It was a wonderful Aladdin’s caves of wartime Jeeps and Jeep bits and pieces located in a series of old mews stables in Daleham Mews. These places were commonly garage workshops in post-horse London, but nowdays are worth untold fortunes as residences.”

At one point in the early 1950s there were twelve different models of jeeps offered by Metamet, only one of which was the standard production model jeep. The rest were all customizations of one type or another. Seven models were 80″ wheel base, while the other five had 100″ wheel bases.  The models include, the Standard, De-luxe, Farmer, Five-in-one, Saloon, Shooting Brake, 10 CWT Truck, Metaplan, Station Wagon, 15 CWT Van, 20 CWT Lorry, and a 2 Ton Loadmaster.

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Metamet’s early 1950s models. There were seven 80″ wheel base jeeps and five 100″ wheel base jeeps.

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Here’s an example of Metamet’s advertising.

A 1952 Ad posted to Flicker by Johnathan confirms there were twelve models also:

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Finally, here’s a 12 page brochure that provides examples of different models that used to be linked to on the jeep farm website:

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1943 GPW Metamet Saloon Body £14,995

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

Here’s a rare Metamet Saloon body jeep for sale in the UK.

http://www.milweb.net/webvert/78018

“Just one owner since military release, genuine 28,400 miles.
Metamet Saloon body fitted early 1950`s.
A very unique vehicle, chassis no gpp82293, supplied to a Mr HJ Odell the on 30/04/1952 and the only owner since.
Trade advert.”

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