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July 1953 Newspaper Announcement for Kaiser Willys

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

On July 30, 1953, newspapers across the country ran full-page or nearly-full-page ads announcing the combination of Kaiser Frazer and Willys-Overland into Kaiser-Willys. Maury spotted an actual ad, though not full-page, from the Minnesota Morning Tribune that is for sale on eBay: View all the information on eBay

Here’s an example of a full-page ad below that was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

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Year? Photo of Ford GPA Seeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images

This undated photo shows a line up Ford GPA Seeps ready for action.
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“World War II Photo Stockpile of Amphibious Jeeps or Ford GPA Seep, 8″x10″”

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4 Flatties Freeport, ME $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

One of these is a VEC  and the other has a column shift with a rear PTO.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/freeport-willys-cj-2a-and-cj-3a/7260106015.html

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“Several old Jeep Willys in various states of poor condition

CJ-2A has decent metal but is a project. Has rear PTO. Engine is free, oil in block. Gear box shifters move freely but transmission shifter does not. Tub needs work but is salvageable. Has original Willys seat, can sell seperate.

CJ-3A has Arctic Top, driver door is off but I have it. Engine is free, oil in block, fluid in radiator. Tub is shot.

One other rolling chassis with engine, also a CJ-3A I believe. There is another CJ-3a with front hood and sheet metal. Has engine but manifold is gone, open to weather likely no good.

Have at least one each Dana 25, 41 and 44 axles, with driveshafts attached that do spin. Three transmissions, two have gear box shifters that slide, gear shifters are seized.

Other miscellaneous parts.

$3000 or best offer for the whole lot. Willing to sell items or Willys separately. I can help load on your trailer with my tractor.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Kapolei, HI $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The seller notes it needs a little work.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/d/kapolei-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7254250083.html

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“Selling my 1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A. All stock with brand new tires, freshly powdercoated rims and a powdercoated roll bar. Bikini top. Runs and drives but needs a little time put into it. Took a long time to get all the title and everything worked out and lost love for it. Very minimal rust.

Title is finally clean and in my name. Plates in storage at Kapolei branch. Pretty sure all it needs to get safety is the fluids topped up, the rear light rewired and the fuel gauge installed.”

 
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1943 GPW Kona, HI $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks like a good project.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/wto/d/kailua-kona-1943-willys/7257547589.html

“1943
Ford
Willys
$5000
Rebuilt motor installed keen set or hili coil needed front Sparkplugs stripped, surface rust two holes at the driver and passenger foot have a second motor broken on the pallet next to it”

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1947 CJ-2A Loon Lake, WA $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(12/24/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/loon-lake-1947-willys-jeep-cj2/7261479360.html

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“Here is your chance to own a piece of history. As they say, They don’t make them like this any more. 225 Buick v-6, t-14a transmission, Dana 18 transfer case and a Warn Overdrive swapped in from a late 60’s CJ-5.

The engine is healthy and has a rebuilt Holley 2280 carb with no choke, new intake manifold gaskets, new t-stat and new electronic ignition and coil, the trans and transfer case got new bearings 2 years ago. New coolant gauge installed last week.

A Dana 44 with open differential pushes the rear and an Dana 25 with new axles, Spicer I-joints, and new bearings and seals 2 years ago on the knuckles. New blinker switch, tail lights, and wiring this summer.

A full roll cage keeps you safe and I do have a full soft top and doors to go with it. A Warn 8274 winch is up front to pull your buddies out. Nearly new 33×12.5×15 mud terrain tires. This is not a rust bucket nor a near mint Jeep. It was my daily driver until 2 yrs ago. has sat way too much since then so time to sell.”

 
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1955 CJ-5 Chuckey, TN $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

If the body is solid this is worth a look.

https://tricities.craigslist.org/cto/d/greeneville-1955-jeep-willys/7260076561.html

“Our jeep looks original but has had everything rebuilt and or new…. engine, transmission, brakes, steering, fuel system, tires. She purs like a kitten…. starts first turn and drives great”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1969 CJ-5 Greer, SC $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/177231574150907
  2. 1960 CJ-5 Many, LA $2800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/126743922697621
  3. Year? CJ-5 Palmer, MA $800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/694868437898119
  4. 1966 CJ-5 Falls Church, VA $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/188433922970178
  5. 1961 CJ-5 Mt. Vernon, IN $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1356122484740870
  6. 1979 CJ-5 Caraway, AR $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/500428290923881/
  7. 1972 CJ-5 Bedford, TX $1260: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1010617096091165
  8. 1977 CJ-5 Gentry, AR $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422820218853649
  9. Year? CJ-5 Lewiston, ME $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/412708333268129
  10. 1974 CJ-5 Bastrop, TX $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/387156649033034
  11. 1974 CJ-5 Kenilworth, NJ $4700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3225544084190776
  12. 1978 CJ-5 Clinton, TN $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/655110901809891
  13. 1975 CJ-5 Magnolia, TX $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1609370215890569
  14. 1978 CJ-5 Burnet, TX $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2709059142689704
  15. Year? CJ-5 Johnsboro, AR $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/300415857908886

M-38A1s:

  1. 1954 M-38A1 Wolcott, IN $10,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432355647742475
  2. 1968 M-38A1 Hartland, WI $10,350: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3607431995946994
  3. 1954 M-38A1 Perryville, MO $12,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/233199495010109/
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Tunkhannock, PA No Price: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/257220979086538
  5. 2 M-38A1s Springville, AL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/151207436516761
 
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PTOs, Winches and Gearboxes Hillsborough, NH

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Various PTOS, wishes and rear gearboxes for sale.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/hillsborough-willys-jeep-pto-winches/7255199878.html

“See photos all is included at this price. Two complete willys jeep pto winches, two ptos, two gear boxes.”

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1949 CJ-3A Cincinnati, OH $2500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

Tom spotted this project. It has some 4-Wheel-Parts Selectro-Style hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763426277601681

“1949 Willys jeep hard top. No tittle, was left in my garage. Will need gone through. Started and ran on starting fluid. Has the 4 cylinder go devil engine. Looks like interior is all up in the loft and is included. Tires are shot, can deliver for the right price”

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1955 CJ-3B Wrentham, MA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This was listed in Wrentham, but now is in Plymouth, but seems to have the same pics.

https://capecod.craigslist.org/cto/d/plymouth-1955-willys-jeep-cj-3b/7264198387.html

“1955 Willys CJ3B, In very good condition, 4-134 F Head Motor, Arena yellow. Recently serviced which includes the following work, new rear main seal, new oil pan gasket, new timing gasket, new front crank seal, re-sealed transmission and transfer case, new rear pinion seal, new rear differential fluid, new wiper motor, new carburetor, new fuel pump, new tie rod ends, repaired emergency brake, rebuilt brake master, new transfer case yolk, new front light sockets and lights, cleaned fuel tank and re-plumbed fuel lines, new seat belts and new speedometer. Heating element is in place but not plumbed. Everything else works as it should.”

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GPW Chassis and MB Engine Webster, MA $3200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

Not sure how much value is here.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/d/webster-ww2-jeep-gpw-willys-mb/7261291784.html

“Gpw frame with willys mb engine
Ran many years ago
Has been sitting in carport sense I bought it
Thinning out my projects”

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Warn OD Camillus, NY $575

• CATEGORIES: OD Saturn/Warn

Looks like no shift linkage is included.

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/pts/d/camillus-willys-warn-overdrive-unit/7258772556.html

“Willys T18 Warn overdrive
29 tooth gear.
Fits 54 and up.”
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1946 CJ-2A Hillsborough, NH $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/08/2021) This has a fiberglass body.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/hillsborough-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a/7262991330.html

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“I am selling a 1947 cj2a. It has a nice frame that is all painted. A high quality fiberglass body with tailgate (uncommon to find) the jeep has been swapped to a 225 buick oddfire v6. All new brake lines, upgraded to a duel circuit master. New starter, 4 barrel holly carb. This still need to be finished but is going to be a very nice jeep with only a little more work. The buick v6 is going to make this a great little jeep.”

 
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1960? Custom Flattie Project Kuttawa, KY $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/16/2020) Given the price, there might be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/346038503320041

“Toy or parts has a 350 motor an 400 trans has military running gear”

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Year? CJ-2A Germantown, TN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It appears to have a 2A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1177260892738677

“19xx willys jeep . Runs and has title. With so many Willys experts messaging me about year and model, it is a 70+\~ year old jeep. Need brake lines. Has rust but not terrible. Has hard top and hard doors. Only reply to offers, will delete all others. If post is up it’s available”

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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. Anyone checked into this? It’s been around a while.

(11/06/2019) No pics provided.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/d/plymouth-48-willys-cj2a/7242663532.html

“48 willys cj2a, all original, 4cyl, run drives and stops, new gas tank, sending unit, tank straps, brake master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, battery, water pump, plugs, points, condensor, wires, cap, rotor and generator bushings. Have a new set of motor mounts and carb kit needs installed. Body is rough but a good body man could save it”

 
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1942 MB Eureka, MT $5000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Runs and drives.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/fortine-1942-mb1a-willys-jeep/7260852192.html

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“WW2 military jeep. Never sectioned or wrecked. Very minor / easily repairable rust on side panel seams (see in pics). Needs hood repaired and original style windshield. Engine is the F head from a latter willys. Original hood will fit without the hole.

We purchased it in Barstow Ca. from the original purchaser in 1997. He used it on his farm and had purchased it from Fort Irwin in 1966.

Fuel system was gone through last year. All other systems are up to date and ready to drive. That is except the brake master seems to be low on fluid. Other than that, she runs and drive great.

Just don’t need or drive it enough to justify keeping it. Besides. My new shoulder doesn’t like either steering it or working on vehicles anymore.”

 
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1962 Newspaper Ad For Hatari Movie

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the October 30, 1962, issue of the Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania). Like other newspaper ads I found, no jeeps were placed within the movie ad itself. I know lots of other literature showed jeeps, such as movie posters. However, I was surprised to see no jeeps in any newspaper ads. Apparently, Ruffners, a jeep dealer in Indiana, Pennsylvania, didn’t like this either, so the company placed their ad within a Hatari Ad.

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1962 Photo of Bob Pearsall Motors Promoting Hatari

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE:  This post originated with an 8×10 glossy photo at the very bottom. Now, there is a small photo (from a personal camera?) version of the same photo for sale on eBay. It almost seems a reprint? 

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“Good vintage condition; some corner and edge wear, 3.5″ X 3.5″ and 4.5″ X 3, glossy. Please see the photos for more details. Smoke free home.”

Compare this vintage photo with the larger one at the bottom. Coincidence that they look the same?
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I thought I’ve also seen this image around as well, but I can’t find another example at the moment.

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Original Post March 2, 2020: Since I posted this, Barney has determined that this is likely a 1963 Tux Park III CJ-5. He reports the following:

“I went to my library and W-1155 particulars for the Mk III show it CJ5 only. The one for the Mk IV printed in 1964 W-1175 show availability as a 5a and 6a.”

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“Here’s a classic & very scarce 8″ tall by 10” wide B&W glossy photo from a Chattanooga, Tennessee Jeep dealer advertising the John Wayne movie “Hatari” back in 1962 -Photo features a real photo image of a man (presumably a local radio DJ from WKDA radio named Eddie Kilroy) dressed in safari gear with a pith helmet and rifle seated in an open jeep with signs all over the outside of the vehicle reading: “See and Drive the new Jeep Tornado OHC Powered Bob Pearsall Motors”… “Kilroy is Here! to see Hatari! Starring John Wayne NOW Tennessee Theatre.”… “See and Drive the new Tornado OHC Powered Jeep at Bob Pearsall Motors”… “I’m Eddie Kilroy the great game player from WKDA 1240 on the dial. Follow me to Hatari! at the beautiful Tennessee Theatre”… “See Hatari! Tennessee Theatre. See Jeep Vehicles in Action! Bob Pearsall Motors”

The vehicle is parked in a downtown lot with other billboard signs all around too-The photo has some wear with a minor center crease, but still a neat dual collectible item that will display nicely! How many of these throwaway items survived? This is an ORIGINAL item, NOT A REPRODUCTION item!

 
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Undated Slat Grille Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Here’s a 7″x9″ photo that includes a Slat Grille MB.

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“WWI
Army
Willys Jeep
Springfield Rifle
Photo #1
Size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Condition: Good condition”

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Wanted: CJ-2A Front Seats / Frames

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Troy is looking for some seat frames for a 1946 CJ-2A. He says they don’t have to be perfect. Contact him at jeepfrk50 @ comcast.net (remove the spaces around the @)

 
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M-38A1 Wood Splitter Salem, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

Roger Martin spotted this unique build, an M-38A1 transformed into a wood splitter. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1611210942413745

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1966 CJ-5 Lacombe, LA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The trailer is available for sale, too. It seems like a full-Hatari setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1093916267695354

“1966 JP hunting Jeep. Can seat 6. Gun racks, cup holder. Custom modifications. Towable. Runs great. Nice, low gear for the fields. 4 WD. Dog/ hunting trailer also available.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lake St. Louis, MO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

IT runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/793177408207346

“Runs good. Needs steering work.”

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