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Buick V6 History Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this video that provides some history about the Buick V6. What the narrator doesn’t mention is that by 1965 installations of the Buick V6 were already happening in places like Salt Lake City, where a local dealer was installing them. At least one article in Four Wheeler Magazine also mentions the modifications necessary for a Buick V6 install. Unfortunately, my jeep mags are still stored, so I don’t have the Four Wheeler article handy to share.

(The good news is that we are nearly done with our master bedroom remodel. Once we move in there, we can remodel our ‘family room/office’, which is where we are sleeping right now, where I plan to display and shelve my books/binders until I can remodel the shop … one step at a time)

 
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Tractor Field Books

• CATEGORIES: Features

Since this post about a 1954 Tractor Field Book ad for the Farm Jeep, Barry has been able to track down some Tractor Field Books and post the information at Farmjeep.com. If you are a vintage tractor fan and haven’t heard of the books, I think you’ll like them.

https://www.farmjeep.com/tractor-field-book/

This page from the 1951 Tractor Field Book advertised the Universal Jeep, but post of the book covers standard tractors:

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Trench Art Exhibit at NOLA National WWII Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This article that Bill spotted mentions a trench art exhibit at the National WWII Museum, a place I still want to visit. I wouldn’t be surprised it there’s a few trench art jeeps there, too.

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/article_6542294e-1592-11ec-b22f-479c562f0e04.html

Here’s one example of a trench art SEEP at the exhibit:

 
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1948 CJ-2A Onalaska, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Seems worth a look.

“1948 Willy’s CJ2A- 231 Buick V6,3spd w/Warn OD,5.38 gears,recent tune,fluids changed,new alternator,seats,gas tank. Runs,drives and stops. Not a mint one owner but cool old Willy’s to have fun with.”

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Converto Dump Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Bill spotted this nice looking Converto Airborne Dump Trailer.

View all the information on ebay

“You are bidding only on a fully restored, WWII Air Transportable, Dump Trailer, manufactured by Converto.  Believed to be a 1944.  This trailer was often transported to remote areas and used in construction projects.  It was typically towed with a jeep as both could be transported inside a WWII C-47 Cargo Plane.  The trailer was originally purchased from the estate of a WWII member of the 20th Air Force, and marked in his honor upon restoration. No Title.  Sold with a bill of sale only. ”

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1948 CJ-2A Powdersville, SC $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This has a rare Boston hardtop.

https://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/d/greenville-1948-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7426813224.html

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“48 Willys CJ-2A with a title in my name.
Rough shape but all there except interior.
All drivetrain is there. The engine is newer not the original flat head. Has an over head valve engine that I’m pretty sure is bad. Does have a rare hardtop with one door that’s in bad shape but probably fixable.
I’ve owned the jeep for years and realized I’m not going to have time to do anything with it.
Looking for $1000 will negotiate in person if you’re interested.
Feel free to call or text me with any questions.”

 
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1955 CJ-3B Fall City, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/21/2021) Martin’s got this CJ-3B with a plow, OD, and Kelly hardtop for sale.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/d/preston-1955-willys-cj3b/7419214629.html

“Selling my willys Jeep with hydraulic snow plow and warn overdrive. Runs, drives and stops. Has doors for hardtop. Could use some tranny work. No trades. Will consider reasonable offer. Call for details.”

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1946 Drag/Dune Jeep Cle Elum, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , , .

This could have a Bobcat shell body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/223529036307712

“SD 7AL-2 with two step full wiring/gauges/switch panel. Dana 60 rear end/, 6:17 gears/with spool. 2WD. Full float leaf spring suspension with ladder bars. Reverse shackle with straight axle front end. TIRES/WHEELS/WHEELIE BARS NOT INCLUDED ($3k price drop). 12 point cage, five point harnesses, suspension race seats mounted on cage, Seat covers in excellent condition. Halon full suppression (extinguisher) system. No motor. Set up for SBC on alcohol or gas, plus power glide or TH 400. WILLING TO PART… OBO”

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1948 CJ-2A & 1950 CJ-3A Palm Coast, FL $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

The price appears to be for both. No pics provided.

https://staugustine.craigslist.org/cto/d/palm-coast-flat-fender-jeeps-for-sale/7423123886.html

“A 1948 and a 1950 CJ3A for sale ! These are both project vehicles in rough shape no title the 1948 has a straight six engine 1950 no engine no transmission ! Call for details”

 
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1965 FC-150 Corinth, TX $22,500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

This has an unusual crane.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/995958617928499

“Absolutely amazing piece of americana. This flatbed FC 150 cab over jeep is nothing short than amazing. Four-wheel-drive (4×4) can handle anything that you put in front of it. It even has a keg which is used as a gas tank. It has its own crane and a PTO as well. Heater works perfect. Everything works! Open to trade”

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1959 CJ-5 Walla Walla, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

I post this because it wins the award for the most creative use of a Uhaul item (as a seat cover).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/925982008024172

“Everything is factory on this runs and drives factory PTO with blade .needs new leaf springs in the front,shocks have all been replaced. Price is firm please no messages after 10 pm won’t answer until morning thank you. Oh it is not mine I’m helping a neighbor.”

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1949? CJ-3A Ex-Racer Hood River, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2021) This looks like an old PNW race rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2864143837230886

“Mug bogg dragger has ford 9 rear end Danna 44 front built 350 with hurst shifter just needs back yoke on rear end and gas. Looking to trade for a 4by4 truck or cash”

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Snow Day

• CATEGORIES: Features

Today we received our first “big” snow. Anything over a few inches is a big snow for us. So, I’ll be shoveling and using the tractor to clear some area. Thankfully, this stuff should melt pretty quickly over the next few days.

Anyone plow with a quad or ATV/UTV? Is that heavy enough to do a decent plow job? Most of my plowing is pavement (about a half acre worth). We could use a small little runabout vehicle for the property anyway.

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Maury’s Lighters

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

Maury shared a pic of four of his lighters. I don’t know the exact dates, but made my best guess as to  the order they might have been manufactured. Maybe someone else has a better guess?

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My guesses:

1) The Willys Motors is likely the earliest, possibly not long after the merger with Kaiser. It didn’t take long after the merger for “Willys” to take a back seat to ‘Jeep’, so my guess is 1953/1954.

2) The 4 Wheel Drive one is my guess for second, maybe 1954-56. Kaiser was ramping up the advertising and “4 Wheel Drive” was definitely a prominent element of that.

3) The yellow-blue logo is from 1957ish. That logo appeared on a number of brochures of that era, including this one from 1957.

4) I can’t tell if the red ‘Jeep’ light is plastic/glass or a combination, but I will guess that one is the newest one? It kind of feels like late 1950s or early 1960s to me.

 
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Pics from Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

I don’t think I’ve shared this specific jeep-trailer photo. It was posted by Morihisa Ochi on the G503 Facebook page. He’s posted a number of interesting WWII-jeep photos.

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Here’s another interesting photo from Morihisa Ochi. It shows a Ford GP that’s been converted into more of a truck and a radio jeep.

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No date on this photo posted by the Maine Forest Rangers on Facebook:

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This customized jeep was on g503, posted by Graham Thrussell.

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Roger Martin pointed me to this jeep with a modified hardtop sitting on the back:

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Roger also pointed me to this unusual tracked mb:

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Mario Maipid posted this May 09, 1943, article to Facebook. It indicates the FTC gave credit to Bantam for creating the jeep.

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1971 DJ-5 JeepRod Hopedale, MA $37,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

If you are looking for a different kind of DJ-5, this one turned heads at SEMA.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jeep/dj5b/2546771.html

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“1971 Custom “One Off” Postal Jeep..
AKA Gone Postal…
Built by Stone cold customs in Enid OK.. The owner Jim Stuart worked for the Enid OK post office, As did his mom.. When Mr. Stuart’s mom retired from the USPS. He was able to acquire the actual right hand drive postal jeep his mom delivered the mail in during her 40 years of service.. Over the next 3 years he transformed his mom’s old work jeep into a work of art..  This cool ass jeep debuted at SEMA in 2014.. This one of a kind postal jeep has been in numerous magazines & publications…

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1946 CJ-2A Sebastopol, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Someone ought to like what’s here.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/sebastopol-1946-cj2a-jeep/7426028858.html

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“1946 early cj2a
3rd owner
Have pink slip it’s on non op
All original engine/ tranny / running gear
Runs and drives great
Has rust and has bondo in tub
New master cylinder , fuel tank
I have a new painless wiring harness,
wheel cylinders/ brake lines and few other parts in a box

Pto winch
Rear pto
Pto belt pulley
Both front and rear pto drive lines
Cj pto twin stick
Jeep truck pto twin stick
Cj pto single stick
Ramsey pto
2Governors
Extra Rebuilt transfer case”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Campbell, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks to have some surface mods, including an unusual rear bumper design.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/campbell-1948-willys-jeep/7418337592.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeep for sale. Runs great, new suspension, radiator. Pink slip in hand”

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1946 CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I’m guessing the body has had some work, but still might be worth a look.

https://slo.craigslist.org/for/d/bradley-willys-jeep/7423915961.html

“1946 Willy’s Jeep runs great smogged registration up to date. New gas tank break lines,cylinder head and gasket. New tires about 30 miles on them.make reasonable offer.”

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1943 MB Stanfield, OR $12,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Seller also has a 1957 CJ-5 for sale.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/stanfield-1943-jeep-willys-jp-mb-also/7417648999.html

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“this great American icon is once again for sale .it is the army jeep of allied in world war ll .It is that 1/4 ton 4×4 command reconnaissance .has hurricane 4 cylinder engine .the engine runs and pulls flawlessly .has many new component and dose not leak or burns oil ,has the standard transmission and transfer case for that year .sorry can not find the info sheet that i had in knowing the specification and gearing ratios .and transfer case and front and back rear end .has very Little rust .great tires .has heater under front seat .12 volt system with alternator ,has new gas tank in the tub .clutch is almost new .
need very little tlc to be perfect

.please call or text for more info .the car is located in city of Stanfield ,umatilla county Oregon and delivery is available .please no scam artist .have been there before .
thanks for looking trade is possible and the price is negotiable .
also have a 1957 jeep cj5 with no rust and all the parts .just beautiful jeep to restore has 4 banger Duke engine .but i do have other engine for it .

At one point i was adapting it to electric unit have all the component .the goal was to have a classic jeep with modern and with a range of recharge of 200 miles”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Union, MO $9980

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Looks in good shape.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ctd/d/union-1953-jeep-military-green-runs/7428332239.html

“This is a 1953 Willys military jeep. It is not perfect but has been saved and redone in many areas. Mechanically good it runs and drives. The carburetor has been rebuilt and the jeep has new batteries. The 24 volt military electrical system in intact and most work. An electric fuel pump has been installed. Sure it is old and not a high speed truck. But rolling history in relativly good condition. The jeep is sold with a bill of sale”

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1947 CJ-2A Lacey, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

This has a CJ-2A chassis with an M-38 body.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-willys-jeep/7426637853.html

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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A St. Louis, MO $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This includes a rear PTO gear box.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bar/d/saint-louis-1947-willys-jeep/7420116748.html

“47 Willys Jeep Original with power take,needs restored.good title.TRADE FOR A JOHN DEERE 455 OR $2.500”

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1942 GPW Olympia, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks like there’s some value here.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-1942-ford-gpw-willys-jeep/7427165430.html

“1942 GPW frame March of 1942, GPW79xx,Tub. Front fenders, winshild, fuel tank, driver seat, passenger seat. Two Combat rims, Body repair parts. GPW H marked T84 transmission, and transfer box, Some small parts. No Title, Bill of sale! Offers,Trades”

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1948 CJ-2A Arlington, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project that needs completion.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/north-lakewood-1948-cj2a-jeep/7423950185.html

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“I have a 1948 Jeep CJ2a for sale due to health problems. This jeep is approx 85% complete. I have converted it to a Kabota 4cylinder diesel engine. All the ends to be done is to finish this project. Contact me for more information. I will be posting pictures later.

New Frame
Front Disc brakes
Dual Master Cylinder
New Brake Lines”