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1944 MB Colorado Springs, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a variety of mods. I can’t tell how much value is here.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/colorado-springs-1944-willys-mb-project/7213597530.html

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“Perfect Winter Project! With a little know how and determination, you can turn this into your next driver or wheeling rig. There are some choice parts so there is little wiggle room in the price. Clean title but not in my name, never got around to it. I would consider trades. (See below.) Not looking to part out. You can email me with questions though text is faster. 760-519 five six three two

Good;
Custom fully boxed frame
Dana 30 front w/disc brakes
Rare offset flanged Dana 44 axle from a 71 CJ5(has chromoly shafts and Detroit locker
Ford T18 4-speed with Ford to GM bell-housing and Dana 20 adapters from Advanced Adapters
M38 windshield
Working winch
Rancho lift springs at all 4 corners
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Year? CJ-3A Victoria, TX $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

A couple things with the seller’s notes. I agree this appears to be a CJ-3A, but the Dana 44 was introduced in late 1950 to the CJ-3A (not 1952).

https://victoriatx.craigslist.org/pts/d/victoria-old-willys-jeep/7213597950.html

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“Was converted to chevy V8 and front saginaw manual steering (excellent upgrade if you’ve ever driven a stock one). Has 16” wheels and one of them appears to be original (date stamped 1953 military) it will need a replacement engine as the v8 block in it is apart and no good any longer. Jeep is rusty, modified, old and in need of extensive repair and restoration but is mostly all there. I do have the front fenders, they were only taken off to pull the engine out but I have lost interest and have too many other projects to finish first.

The firewall was butchered when the engine conversion was made but wouldn’t be too difficult to patch and repair with sheet metal and a little effort. Asking $1200, it has no title and I am not sure what year or model it is, my best guess 1953. It has the dana44 rear axle (means it is at least a 1952 and they quit building the low hood in 1953 and the gear ratio is 5.38:1 like most of them were throughout the years. It rolls easy but should be trailered because of age.”

 
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Just a Couple Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: News

Normal updates resume Monday morning.

 

 
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1956 Sierras Jeep Trip Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This July 30, 1956, article in the Sacramento Bee gave a brief description of the late July jeep trip over the Sierras.

Clipping from The Sacramento Bee - Newspapers.com

 
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Willys Truck & 2014 JK Chassis

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: apparently, this one is up for sale

This nice looking truck is a Willys body and look adapted to a 2014 JK Chassis. No doubt it cost a few bucks to assemble. The result sure looks nice. Note that the whole truck had to be widened.

See all the pics here: https://www.quadratec.com/c/blog/brothers-challenge

Some of the stats:

  • 1955 Willys Truck mounted on 2014 JK chassis
  • 118” wheelbase
  • 4800 pounds
  • 3.6 Pentastar with RIPP Supercharger
  • Automatic transmission
  • 440 hp at crank
  • Dual exhaust with catalytic converters.
  • Fuel 17” wheels
  • Toyo Open Country C/T 35” tires
  • 3.5” Rock Krawler Long arm lift kit
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PHOTO CREDIT: Quadratec.com

 
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Art Hasler’s 1945 Experiences in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A search for something else led me from a jeep photo (below) to a post about Major Art Hasler’s experience in Germany. The post is mixed with original and period photos, a few of which include jeeps. His story about Karl von Frisch’s work on bees was fascinating to Art, and later to the Nobel Price Committee, as he won the Nobel Price for his work on the social behavior of bees.

Read the full post here: http://haslerhistory.blogspot.com/2016/07/adh-1945-strategic-bombing-survey-photo_26.html

 
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1946 Letter About Troublesome Hunters in Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

It wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns when civilian jeeps arrived. This August 20, 1946, article highlights hunting conflicts in the woods. I can’t blame these hunters for being angry …

Clipping from The Sacramento Bee - Newspapers.com

 

 
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Dark Smoky-Glass Saucers w/ CJ-5 Imprints

• CATEGORIES: Features

I saw these on eBay and decided to snag them. I’d guess they were produced circa 1960? For some reason the jeeps are printed backwards, with the steering wheel and gas inlet on the passenger side. While there are lots of details, a battery box lid detail was not included, so either it was an oversight or the artist didn’t care or it was a post ’62 illustration.

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1949 Spanish Ad for the Willys Jeep Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

Lots of text on this Willys Jeep Truck ad.

View all the information on eBay

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IN ENGLISH: Jeep Trucks: Work with Less Cost
The ‘Jeep’ Trucks have been designed to lower transportation costs and to give safe performance under the toughest working conditions. They consume less oil and less gasoline, the longer they last longer, and their functional design makes them easier to preserve and repair.

Four-wheel drive models, with a capacity for 1 ton of payload, are built “on purpose” for heavy duty off the road. Conventional rear wheel drive models can handle 3/4 to 1 ton of payload and their economical performance on the road is unmatched.

In both types we offer a wide selection of standard body styles, all with fully enclosed cab, suitable for any climate, and in the four-wheel drive models, the motive power take-off is optional.

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1947 CJ-2A Missoula, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Includes a Sears/Allstate-branded (Meyers-manufactured) hardtop.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/d/missoula-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep/7207577178.html

“1947 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP
Runs and Drives
New Battery
Carburetor Kit
New Break Shoes
New Break Lines
New Master Cylinder
New Shocks
New Leaf Spring
Fuel Tank Flushed
New Exhaust ”

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1960? CJ-3B Phoenix, AZ $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I believe this body should have a fresh air vent on the passenger cowl for the 1959-and-later heater.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/d/phoenix-1960-willys-jeep-cj3b/7214244810.html

“1960 CJ3b Willys Jeep
Starts and runs well. 4WD works as it should be. Hurricane F-Head engine. Comes with an extra set of tires w/rims (shown in pic), an extra rebuilt carburetor, and a new steering wheel.
Work done recently: New spark plugs, new battery, new mechanical fuel pump, fuel tank cleaned out, carburetor cleaned and tuned up.
Ready for test drive!
Asking $6,200 OBO
No low ballers please.”

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1942 GPW Bend, OR $15,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/22/2020) Not quite all restored, as the data plates have paint on them a few other issues.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/bend-antigue-wwii-1942-army-jeep/7199394113.html

“This authentic well-kept piece of history can be yours. This 1942 WWII Willy CJ Ford Jeep is a classic and has been restored and garaged for the past 20 years. Runs great, the Willy straight four engine was completely overhauled, like new, full canvas package, full set of manuals and maintenance guides and receipts. To the best research I have been able to do, this jeep was used here in Sunriver, Bend at Camp Abbott 1942-1944. Lots of fun to drive and has been entered in several military vehicle displays and parades.”

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1949? CJ-3A? Grand Junction, CO $10,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s listed as a 3A and has a 3A windshield, but also has a 2A body.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/grand-junction-1949-willys-jeep/7213126901.html

“This is a 1949 Willy’s has a rebuilt L-134 four years ago. Has new alternator, new rear main, newer tires, fresh paint. Clean title in hand”

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1947 CJ-2A Auction Springer, NM Auction 10/31

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is an online 10/31 auction. https://jandjauction.hibid.com/catalog/236531/springer-fall-auction/ . Not a ton of value here.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ctd/d/1947-willys-jeep/7214767244.html

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1951 CJ-3A/Crawler Eastern Montana $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.

(08/23/2020) This has lots of mods.

https://montana.craigslist.org/cto/d/colstrip-1951-willys-cj-3a-flatfender/7209720235.html

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“1951 Willys CJ-3A
4.3 Vortec V6
4L60E 4 speed auto
NP233 electronic shift Tcase with fixed yoke front and rear
Modified S10 frame
All steel body
Ramsey 9k winch
Tom Woods CV driveshafts
16” Sway-away coilovers with 3 Link front suspension
Old Man Emu Spring over rear with revolver shackles
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1963 DJ-3A Carson City, NV $38,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

New tub, drivetrain and an M-38 frame, so not much DJ left on this jeep.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/carson-city-1963-willys-dj3-restomod/7206644005.html

“1963 Willys DJ3 Jeep 2WD Dispatcher Restomod
4.3 Chevy V6 engine
SM465 4 speed transmission
Dana 44 rear end with 3.73 gears, True-Trac, one-piece axles
Modified Dana 30 front axle
15×10 wheels, P275/60R-15 tires
New tub, no rust
Boxed M-38 frame
$38,000.00. No checks, no trades.”

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1946 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(10/04/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/newberry-springs-1946-cj2a/7207204210.html

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“1946 Willys CJ2A has a 1956 Chevy 265 v8 conversion complete with a WARN overdrive, one piece front tie rod, new shocks, and 1” body lift. It has a new wiring harness, brand new 31” tires and 15” wheels with matching spare, and custom winch bumper with winch and high lift jack. It also has new sour apple green metallic paint, bed liner interior, and new racing seats with harnesses. It still has the original brakes, but really needs a disc brake conversion. It also has a clean title and currently on Non-Op. $10,500 obo. Continue reading

 
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DJ-3A Tops Bows and Clips Black Canyon City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/black-canyon-city-jeep-dispatch-dj3a/7208785722.html

The top bows are $700 a set. A price for the top clips were not included. Both the both bows and the clips are for the DJ-3A convertible model (solid back and CJ-3B-like windshield with twist-knobs across the top). The seller only has a few sets made. He notes that he isn’t making any money on them and has been more than willing to share information on the insights he gains trying to make his top.

The soft top is something custom the seller had made by an upholsterer. It took him some work to redesign and properly fit the top so that it would fold up and connect to the windshield properly, yet also fold down and attach to the body.

Here is pic of the reproduction bows vs. the original black bows:

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1946 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Was $3000. Now No Price.

(09/13/2020) Lots of work still left.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bar/d/las-vegas-1946-willys-jeep-3000/7190497072.html

“Have this project I don’t have time to finish. My loss is your gain! At least 95% there, even Gages, floor pans been done. Come get this Gem …. Will take ? or something of same value????l”

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1951 CJ-3A Phoenix, AZ $9900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9900.

(11/14/2019) Has a variety of updates.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/for/d/peoria-1951-willys-jeep-cj3a-4×4-mostly/7209861198.html

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“1951 Willys Jeep CJ3A Mostly Original
Family Owned since the late 1970’s in Phoenix Arizona. Clear Arizona title with no lien or accidents.
Original 134 CID (2.2L) L Head with 5,700 miles
Vehicles starts up and runs. Gauges work.
Comes with doors and top (pictured stacked up but not on the vehicle)

Recently installed brand new items:
– Master and Wheel Cylinders with all new Brake Hoses
– Radiator and Radiator Hoses
– Water Pump
– Full exhaust after manifold all the way back
– 5 Brand New Tires installed with 5 miles on them (BF Goodrich KO2 All Terrain)

All fluids checked or changed including all joints greased. This Jeep is ready to enjoy!

 
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1962 FJ-3 Location? $12,500

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: Still Available.

A ran-when-parked FJ, but looks solid. This appeared in the Los Angeles area Craigslist, but the map shows it in Alexandria, while the plates are from Wyoming. So, it’s unclear where it is located.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/atq/d/fort-washington-1962-jeep-fleetvan-fj-3/7213553525.html

“Unrestored 1962 Jeep Fleetvan FJ-3.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete and comes with a clean title.
$12,500 or will consider reasonable offer.”

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1947 CJ-2A Camino, CA $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2020) This has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/934249773733541/ OR
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/camino-1947-willys-cj3a-jeep/7206939138.html

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“1947 Willys CJ3A. Jeep has a small block Chevy th350 transmission t-20 transfer case, Dana 30 in the front with ARB Dana 44 knuckles with high steer and 5.38 gears. Rear has Dana 44 with Detroit locker, full floating axles and 5.38 gears. Complete new fuel system 22 gal aluminum fuel cell lines fuel pump and new Quadra jet carb. Has a tilt steering column a full swing out tire rack that holds the tire 2 Jerry cans and high lift jack. This is a great trail Jeep and one you can drive to the trail it is ready crawler”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Mesa, AZ $8995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2019) Has an F-head.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/ctd/d/mesa-1952-jeep-cj3a-suv/7212638797.html

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“Pictured is a 1952 4X4 Willys CJ3A in very good condition I keep it inside and it comes with a Kaiser metal hard top. It is registered, insured and I drive it a few times a month. I just gave it a tune up: oil change, greased, plugs, plug wires, carburetor rebuild, rebuilt the cooling system (radiator professionally cleaned, repaired, painted), replaced cooling lines and replaced water pump and fuel pump. This jeep has the higher powered F134 engine in it out of a CJ3B.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Fremont, CA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Still Available.

(09/13/2020) This has a variety of updates.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/union-city-1946-jeep-willys/7211351996.html OR https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/241042210565576/

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A……
VERY COOL OLD FLAT FENDERED JEEP, UNGRADED 350 8 CYLINDER MOTOR, CA Currently Registered LICENSED PLATE AND TITLED IN California RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD
NICE DRIVER AND FUN JEEP A LOT OF FUN.
CLASSIC CAR SHOWS AS EVERYONE LOVES A JEEP.
$15500 BO”

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July 1945 Press Release Photos #11 & #13

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

Below you’ll find Press Release Photos #11 & #13. The seller did not have #12, so at this point I’m left to guess what #12 was. My best guess is that given #11 shows a half top and #13 shows no top, that #12 may have been an image that included some version of the full top.

Photo #11 shows the half or front top:

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Possible Photo #12:  These images were published in an article on the introduction of the jeep. The top photo is press photo #13, which adds weight to the bottom photo being #12:

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The original photo caption for the bottom photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with both tops up“.

Photo #13 shows the jeep without a top:

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Press Photo #14? Finally, there’s this photo which shows the windshield down. It could easily have been Photo #14 as it was taken in the same location, but I have no evidence such a photo was included in the press kit.

If this was actually included in the press kit at photo #14, the caption for the photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with the windshield down“.