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Busy Busy

• CATEGORIES: Features

It’s been a couple long days, but 95% of the stuff has been moved. We have some family here now, so we should make more good progress this weekend. My brain is a bit fried, to the point I can’t think of anything clever to write (this of course assumes that I’ve written clever prose in the past; if I haven’t, don’t spoil my delusions … ).

 

 

 
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Hemmings: Did a Pre-VW Influence the Jeep Design?

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill spotted this article from Hemmings about the possibility that the jeep design was partly influenced by a Volkswagen predecessor. The article draws heavily on Bill’s Spears great book Warbaby: The True Story of the Original Jeep.

Here’s the article: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/04/29/did-an-obscure-beetle-predecessor-influence-the-development-of-the-jeep?

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Bantam BRC Mk II (AKA BRC-60). Photo courtesy Bantam Jeep Historic Festival.

 
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Stainless Electric Jeep

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

Bill also shared this article about a stainless flat fender jeep that was modified into an electric vehicle.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/electric-jeep-willys-rocks-stainless-steel-body-will-do-100-mph-160238.html#

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1943 “Roosevelt in Malta” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Vendors

This three minute video offers a variety of clips featuring FDR riding in a jeep.

“President Franklin D. Roosevelt sits in army jeep to inspect British troops in Malta. M/S General Dwight Eisenhower accompanying British Naval officer.”

 
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1942 “Roosevelt With Troops” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This British Pathe video that John shared shows some early shots of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a jeep.

“Various shots of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt arriving in front seat of open jeep at an open tented army camp at unknown location in America. He inspects the camp in a jeep. President Roosevelt remains seated to watch march past.”

 
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1943 “Roosevelt With USA Paras” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This silent video includes several clips of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a jeep.

“L/S palm trees – looks like hot climate, could be Cuba? C/U President Franklin D Roosevelt (FDR) with dignitaries and US Naval Commanders. FDR gets into jeep and is driven past village of straw huts. Various shots FDR having dinner with VIPs inside hut, one of the guests is black. Various shots FDR taking salute at march past by black / Latino soldiers in American army uniform, marching behind American flag. FDR wears a black armband.”

 
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1950 Willys Dealer Day Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Here’s another example of this brochure on eBay

View all the information on eBay

“Illustrates and Details;
An original part color folder sent to Willys-Overland dealers to announce the “Dealer Day”; a celebration designed to help dealers better promote their product.
Shows some of the models that were available – 4 trucks.
Excellent condition piece – perfect for Willys-Overland literature collectors.
Approximate size; 5″ x 7″; 12 Pages, printed in the USA.”

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2021 Great Willys Picnic Sunday, June 13th

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

According to Bob Western, it looks like Pennsylvania will allow this year’s Great Willys Picnic to be hosted on Sunday, June 13th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2371874076451461/

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“Vacation” Reminder

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a reminder for those that are wondering why the updates are so unpredictable right now. There are lots of transitions happening for the next month or so ….

Our move to the new property remains ongoing. The big push occurs Friday as we’ll be moving most everything into the new house that day from the Pasco house. Then, this weekend, we’ll have some family help to get the house and property in better order.

By the end of next week, we’ll think we’ll be ready to list the old house. We expect it to sell in 48 hours or so, as the house is a good one with a great backyard, and the market remains on fire.

Once we get settled at the new place, I will then begin making trips to Renton to pick up jeeps, equipment, tools, and family items from my mother’s place, so there will likely be some interruptions during that period as well.

When in Renton, I will need some help. There are a few heavy items, like a family coal cart, that I may need help loading. I’ll provided an update on that when the time comes.

 

 
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1951 CJ-3A Bardstown, KY $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Does not have a title.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/bar/d/bardstown-1951-jeep-willys/7311860853.html

“1951 jeep willys cj-3 2.2l
In really good shape for it age.
The engine runs great. Would like to trade for a dune buggy
Or $4200 cash obo
Does not have title
But have paper work to get one”

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1948 CJ-2A Oakland, OR $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a variety of mods. This appears to have an unusual overdrive shifter setup.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/oakland-jeep-willys-cj2a/7308361338.html

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“paint color: custom
title status: clean
transmission: manual

Rebuilt and upgraded 1948 Cj2a Jeep.
Engine- 327 Chevrolet with Edelbrock rpm intake, Edelbrock carb, performance cam, new small base circle Distributor and coil, headers, new flywheel, new clutch. New Hydraulic clutch master and slave has been added.

Drivetrain & brakes- has stock axles and transfercase. Axles have had brakes updated to 11” drums from 72 cj5. Power brakes and top swing pedals from Jeep Wrangler. Lift leaf springs. Transmission is a Muncie car 4speed, super fun to drive, has a overdrive that can be shifted between gears giving 8 forward gears in high range and 2 reverse gears.

Tub and interior- has new Jeep Wrangler top swing pedals added & new gas pedal, new steering with removable wheel, new seats, updated gas tank, new battery, new battery box, fresh painted roll cage, new spray in liner, newer best top soft top. Has new windshield as well. Runs and drives and stops and steers well. Has tow bar. Only thing needs, is to hook up headlights, & heater fan. Clear Title In hand

 
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1945 MB Burlington, VT $3450

• CATEGORIES: MB

It’s rough.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/grd/d/south-burlington-1945-willys-mb/7312449839.html

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“45’ WILLY’S MB
LOTS OF POTENTIAL
PURCHASED AS A FATHER SON PROJECT.
FRAME NEEDS REPAIR DRIVER SIDE REAR
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION OUT AND READY FOR RE BUILD”

 
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1942 MB? Southborough, MA $14,999

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,999. The has been available for several years.

(06/04/2017) Looks parade ready. No description provided.

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/d/marlborough-1942-willys-jeep-for-sale/7308818273.html

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1953 CJ-3B Yakima, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

(01/13/2021) This is a little different build.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/yakima-1953-willys-cj3b/7313317056.html

“1953 Willys high hood Buick 215 V8 motor brand new tires 35 inch 6 inch lift 12,000 pound warn winch light bar collector plates $10,000 or best offer comes with extra motor and transmission new wiring front to back done at Yakima battery”

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1958 FC-170 Peru, NY $5000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/28/2021) Includes a Snow Blower Attachment.

https://plattsburgh.craigslist.org/ctd/d/peru-1958-jeep-fc170/7302126010.html

“1958 jeep fcw170,,stake rack,,,,,snow blower attachment,,,,,,,,just out of barn storage,,,,,,,,,$5000”

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1947 CJ-2A Lyman, NH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2020) Needs work.

https://nh.craigslist.org/bar/d/lisbon-1947-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7303919944.html

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“Have a 1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2A
This is a Running off road vehicle
4-cyclender
Three speed on the floor
4X4 works fine

Body in Good shape with little to NO rust
Black spoke rims
Tires are in fair shape
This Jeep is and off read vehicle project still in the making
Have lot’s of new parts
Will not respond to more information unless a phone number is attached to e-mail

Serious inquiry only – $6,500.00

 
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1945 MB & 1944 GPW Randolph, VT $1000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/randolph-center-1945-willys-mb-ww2/7309451061.html

“‘1945 Willy MB…WW2 Jeep…Parts or project Jeep…Body rough…no motor/tranny…no title”

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1953 CJ-3B Hood River, OR $8495

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/25/2018) The windshield is leaning back a bit far.

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/hood-river-1953-cj3b-willys-jeep/7302320215.html

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“One day in 2013, I was talking with a buddy and he asked if I was interested in a Willys Jeep and since I was thinking about a “project” car, I said yes. Well, I got this little gem on a farm in the Hood River Valley! I call it Taz Willy and he has won several trophies at car shows! But, as happens with time, I have purchased a travel trailer and will be doing more traveling so I decided to give someone else the opportunity to have fun with Taz.

Even though he was used in the orchard as a spraying machine, and stored for quite a while, he was in good shape and all the dried mud on his underside protected him from rusting! I stripped him down to his frame and painted it with frame paint to continue his protection.

The engine has been rebuilt by Portland Engine Rebuild using the original f-head engine block. It is the 4 cylinder stock engine. Engine has 925 miles – all road miles.

The transmission is the original– 3-speed with compound low. This required only replacement of fluid. I works good.
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1946 CJ-2A Eatonville, WA $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/26/2020)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/ctd/d/eatonville-1946-willys-jeep-rare-find/7312943336.html

“SPRING PROJECT TO KEEP YOU BUSY!! This isn’t, in any means, in pristine condition, BUT it is a Diamond in the Rough!! “GOOD BONES!!” What a great project for the RIGHT person! Been garaged for 30+ years. These were made, and very popular at the end of WWII and kicked off the 4X4’s of the future. Brand New 15X7 5-5.5 White Spoke Wheels and 30/950R15/6 Starfire SF-510 A/T Tires. Bucket seats are in good condition. Does start and run, but needs work. Come take a look and see that this would be an “Awesome Ride” with some Hard Work and TLC…. Call with any questions…
(and has been licensed for the road before)”

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1956 CJ-6 Pepperell, MA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://maine.craigslist.org/pts/d/pepperell-1956-cj6/7312384432.html

“1956 Jeep Willy RUNS, DRIVES, AND PLOWS 4X4 4 CYL ENGINE F134 BILL OF SALE ONLY…..NO TITLE NEW BRAKES NEW SHOCKS NEW FUEL PUMP HAS SOME DINGS, DENTS, AND A FEW RUST SPOTS. LOOKING FOR SERIOUS MOTIVATED CASH BUYERS READY WITH TRUCK AND TRAILER. ”

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1968 CJ-5 Moraga, CA BAT Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: This was listed on for $10K on Craigslist; it’s now being auctioned on Bring-a-Trailer’s website: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-jeep-cj5-3/

Jay spotted this former Hartford, Ohio, Fire Department Jeep. It looks like the rear cargo area was rebuilt at some point.

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“1968 Jeep CJ5
Jeep CJ5
16K Original Miles
Original 225 Dauntless V6
Original 3-speed manual transmission
4wd low and high
Original Red Paint
Runs great and has plenty of power.
New starter, alternator, wheels, tires, battery, aluminum radiator, brake lines, heater system, spark plugs, alternator, exhaust, top with soft doors, rear bumper with swing-out tailgate, shocks, steering damper, and air filter.
Has new top with doors also
The odometer is at 16XXX miles currently.
Have paperwork proving the miles from the government auction and on the title Continue reading

 
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1945 “Rundstedts Counter Offensive” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This 1945 Pathe Gazette video shows the view of the war from a captured German videographer’s perspective.

 
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1952 Jeep Farm Implement Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This set of brochures just sold for $154.50 on eBay. I’m shocked by that price. In May 2020 I paid $15 for my set!

This collection includes a letter (first time I’ve seen it) that provides a more specific date regarding when these brochures were released. The letter is dated May 5, 1952. Unfortunately, the camera used is poor quality, so the letter isn’t the easiest to read.

This. collection does not include the Earth Moving Equipment brochure.

You can better see each of these brochures here. The one exception is the “Tool Bar Implements page, which may just be a header page rather than a brochure.

View all the information on eBay

“lot of 6 JEEP Farm Tractor plow mower corn picker tool bar implements  Brochures 11 x9 each a page or two showing the jeep and attachments  and a rare letter from Willys Kaiser 1952 introducing the attachments for the Jeep. letter has some browning”

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No Updates Tuesday

• CATEGORIES: News

Last night I spent the night at the new place, but I misplaced my hotspot, so no updates Tuesday morning. I will hunt for the hotspot and post a couple vids later today if I can find it.

 
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1943 Video “Smiles in the News” w/ Ford GPAs

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), videos

This news reel features three segments. The middle one is especially interesting as it shows Ford GPA Seeps zipping around a park in Philadelphia, then jumping into a lake.

“New Jersey. Various shots of the “Nappy National” in New Jersey. Parents putting nappies on their babies – this is a race. Babies take part in a crawling race – an annual event.

Philadelphia. Various shots of the new amphibious jeeps showing their paces. Jeep goes up and down some steps and then leaps from land into a lake and back again.

San Francisco. Various shots of the sea lions at the San Francisco Zoo performing for audience of children at feeding time – swimming around and leaping over and under obstacles.”