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1965 Photo of New Jersey’s Smith Motor’s Jeep Franchise

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This photo shows the new Ken Smith Motors Jeep franchise. The photo appeared in the May 22, 1965, issue of The News, out of Paterson, New Jersey.

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SUV Loaded into the back of a U-Haul Van

• CATEGORIES: Features

This made the local news yesterday. Some genius thought loading this SUV into the back of a U-Haul was a good idea. However, the State Patrol was less impressed.

https://keprtv.com/news/local/washington-state-patrol-troopers-pull-over-driver-with-suv-hanging-out-of-moving-truck

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1944 MB? Auberry, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: MB

This won’t last long.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/372977491554463

“1944 Jeep Willys. Still has original engine. Has current tags and runs great. Its a great little jeep for taking on back roads and trails. It is easily pulled behind another vehicle. Odometer shows 24k miles but not sure how accurate that is.”

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1948 CJ-2A Chehalis, WA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a good build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/565327591461394

“***POSTING FOR A FRIEND *** Has a Chevy 305 V8. 4 speed with O/D, P/S, and tilt steering wheel. Tires are great. Warn locking hubs. Bikini top.”

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1953 CJ-3B Loudon, NH $18,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Glenn’s listed this CJ-3B for sale. It looks in good shape.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/loudon-jeep-cj-3b-1953/7481481359.html

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“This is a 1953 Jeep cj3b that my dad bought in 1961. It has been garaged all the time only driven in the summer and put up on blocks in the winter. There is no rust on the body or frame. A Warn overdrive has been added and Warn hubs. The seats have been reupulstered with new fabric and foam. The top is in good condition and nearly new. It has been converted to 12volt and the spare tire moved to the rear. The original tire mount and 6 volt parts go with it.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This was/is a VEC CJ-2A, though it has some mods now.. Note the early windshield, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1662798587428392

“1946 CJ 2A. Has a Chevy 235 bolted to a T90 trans and Dana 20 transfer case. Has a Dana 30 front axle with disk breaks and an AMC 20 factory posi rear end. Needs some work still. Frame repaired in front and plated.”

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia Falls, MT $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This looks pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1007641890144113/

“1948 Willy’s runs.”

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1962 Sedan Delivery Cave City, KY $8950

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/741521153636843

“1962 Willy’s Jeep station wagon, Panel Van 350 V8 , 350 automatic transmission. It has the original 4 wheel drive axles but no transfer case. Running and driving restoration project. We have owned this for years and used it for advertising. Clean and clear title in hand. $8950. May trade.”

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1951 CJ-3A Carson City, NV $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Unclear if this is still available. It’s the first time I’ve seen the ad.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337891248248068

“Moving and will take any good offer! Selling for my mother in law. Come take a look today”

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1947 CJ-2A Owensville, IN $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body has some rust in various areas.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/371290798335837

“If ad is still up its still for sale. 1946 CJ2A for sale Very good sheet metal, exceptional floorboards. Pictures show any rust. Has all serial# tags on frame & body Original style Kelsey-Hayes wheels Shifters shift, steerring steers, motor turns by hand. Clean Indiana title. Other parts available.”

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1947 CJ-2A Ellensburg, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This 2A has some updates and has been militarized. The seller notes the jeep ran prior to the rebuild. So, it’s not clear to me if it currently runs?

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/kittitas-47-willys-cj2a-military-tribute/7481183621.html

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“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2a refurbished, close to being motor pool ready. Thousands spent in parts and time. I have to move and cannot take it with me. Small list of new items….12v starter, 12v alternator, new glass, new rubber cowl and glass, new canvas and seat cushions, battery, cables, steering wheel, electronic distributor (no points) brand new Firestone tires (military) never driven on pavement, brand new tubes, new hoses, aluminum radiator, new light switches, new choke and throttle cable, new gas tank, new fuel lines, floor liner. 47 Washington plate, restored professionally ,title in hand, never have to buy tabs. And the list goes and on. Ran before I started restoration. All extra parts that I have for it will go with it. I am open to offers.”

 
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1952 Truck Pasco, WA $2900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This is a short hop from where I used to live in Pasco. It includes lots of parts. This may be worth a look if you want a truck project.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/kennewick-1952-jeep-willys-pickup/7481693021.html

“Willy’s pickup with LOTs of spare parts. Selling all together – no trades. No title and currently doesn’t run. More photos available by request. $2,900 OBO.”

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1964 DJ-3A Modesto, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Was listed at $12,500.

This tribute-to-the-surrey-DJ-3A has been listed in multiple locations, but is located in Modesto, California (based on the plates). The jeep was being auctioned, but the auction ended this morning with a highest bid of $4k.

(03/06/2022) This DJ-3A was modified into a Surrey-like jeep. It looks in great shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5066784120021429

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“Our blue cutie was acquired by its owner in 2016 and has been driven 3000 miles during his ownership. Believed to be a California car most all its life, it resided in Modesto, CA with a clear and clean title in the owner’s name. Continue reading

 
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1966 CJ-5 Ontario, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This might be worth a look. Has a Meyer-style hardtop, a tux park style rear bumper, and many other parts. The passenger fender looks to be from an early M-38A1, while the driver’s side fender may be original.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1206303373238481

“1966 CJ5 jeep all orinal motor 4 cly 4×4 tittle in hand …non-op status ..extra parts included see pictures”

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Year? CJ-3A Farmington, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This might have a gov plate on the dash, but I can’t tell for sure. Unclear why the sis listed as a 1955.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1003038487316790

“1955 jeep Willys no motor”

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1949 CJ-2A? w/M-38 Body Spencer, TN $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38

UPDATE: Price now $10,000. It’s titled as a CJ-2A.

(06/21/2018) The front floors have been patched.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3098347860482099

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1949 titled M38 /CJ2A Titled a CJ2A, but is a 1950- 1952 M38. Original motor, driveline, runs as should, less then 10k miles. No knocks, pings…. Is 12 VDC.

Added: Alum radiator, grill guard, high torque starter, water pump, alternator, and bracket, brakes and brake cyl all 4, aahuga horn, tach, turn signals, tractor seats, 11 gallon fuel cell in back. 265/75R15 digger tires, wiring harness, tow bar, Best Top soft top, ammo can arm rest tool box, seat belts, armor coated inside floor, new floor pans, 1/8″ steel tread plate sides, electric wipers, LED lights, and fire extinguisher. I have new leaf springs and fully tested head, head bolts and gasket kit that goes with it.

This Willys was completely rebuilt by Korean War vet, I bought from family estate in 2014. I do not use it anymore, I have 2 more jeeps and 4×4 truck. Great for hunting, playing in mud, parades, etc. Don’t low ball me I don’t need to sell, just want to find good new home for it.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Los Osos, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/22/2022) This has an unusual power steering setup along with an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/344776617599613

“1946 Willys Cj2a. Ca title. Good body, chassis etc. Vehicle is complete minus carburetor..”

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Year? CJ-2A/CJ-3B Kent, WA $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, it looks to be a CJ-2A with a CJ-3B body. It’s also a non-drivable project.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/for/d/kent-willys-army-jeep/7478387633.html

“1946 willys cj2a. Really cool old jeep. Needs minor motor work like exhaust manifold gasket and brake master cylinder and other tlc. So will need to be trailered. Clean Washington title. Unfortunately a Really cool project I just can’t get to so I’m passing it on to a lucky buyer.”

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1943 MB Stanfield, OR $7500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/atq/d/stanfield-1943-jeep-willies/7479497948.html

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(from an older post): “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”

 
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Metamet: British Jeep Rebuilders

UPDATE II: There’s another 1954 Metamet 12-page brochure for sale on eBay (see bottom of post for pics)

View all the information on eBay

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UPDATE Posted July 04, 2019: 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 1954 12 page brochure that provides examples of different models that used to be linked to on the jeep farm website:

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Continue reading

 
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1956 Wagon Fort Morgan, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1650.

Bob’s selling this parts wagon. The body seems in pretty good shape.

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“1800 OBO
STRAIGHT BODY. SURFACE RUST ONLY.
COMPLETE INTERIOR. ALL SEAT FRAMES. FLOOR WOOD.
LOCATED OFF 1-76 NEAR FORT MORGAN COLORADO. ABOUT 80 MILES FROM DENVER”

 
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1963? LBJ Tux Park IV Everett, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features

UPDATE: Joe spotted this Flickr photo from 1965 that may just show this jeep when brand new.

“January 1965 Kaiser Jeep Corporation press photo of new CJ5s being delivered to Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration of Lyndon Johnson on January 20, 1965. Each float in the parade would be towed by a new 1965 CJ5.”

I hoped to find the above photo in a newspaper, but didn’t have any luck. I did find this short article from the January 30th, 1965, issue of the San Angelo Standard-Times:

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Based on this article, I would guess that the white showing through from underneath the green suggests this was one of the white jeeps for the parade.

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Originally posted May 04, 2022: Listed as a 1963, this was more likely a 1965 as that’s when the Tux Park IV first arrived. This jeep has a plaque indicating it was used in Lyndon B. Johnson’s inauguration parade. This was listed for $800 on FB and sold within a day. Thanks to Jordan for forwarding it to me.

“HistoricalJeep- metal tag on glove box says it was in the 1965 inaugural parade,no title,runs good, good working four wheel drive, no breaks”

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1948 CJ-2A Meridian, ID $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid for the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517427800003775

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“1948 Willys CJ2A 289 Ford V8 3 Speed T-90 Transmission Dana 18 Transfer Case Dana 25 Front, Dana 41 Rear Has been a body off repair and rebuild. Body and frame are virtually rust free. This little jeep came out of Arizona. Needs complete rewiring finished and pedals and steering set up done. Will make someone a nice little jeep when it’s completed. Clear title in hand. Contact me with any questions.”

 
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1953 CJ-3A? Anacortes, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

The seller’s reference to the Bobcat of the 1950s is incorrect. This is the “bobcat” jeep from the 1950s. The Bobcat body wasn’t developed until 1969.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3493101964147415

“1953 Jeep willys bobcat the body is all fiberglass it was a proto type for throwing out of planes but never were produced. This has a ford 302 v8 that runs strong it needs work here and there but nothing major. Im putting a new clutch and brake master cylinder on tommorow. I have title in hand and it has collector plates hollar if you have any questions.”

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1950 CJ-3A Logan, UT $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

A solid looking flattie with some mods that is worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/688191205567313

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“Hi everyone. This is My 1950 Jeep CJ3A. I’m heading to college this fall and will have nowhere to put this. Message me if you have any interest! I’m not available to show until next Saturday. I will get more photos tomorrow afternoon when I pull it out. I’m located in Logan Utah. Clean title. 4.5k obo

Info: 350 small block T-10 Transmission Twin stick Transfer Case Dana 44 short track axles 5:38 Gears Front and rear lockers 35in tires Rancho adjustable air shocks Fuel Cell Roll cage Pros: Recently rewired with lots of extra circuits for customization Rzr Seats recently installed Cons: Tub is a bit rough Has a backfire due to an exhaust leak”