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Ramsey Bulletin 114 For the X-200 Winch (CJ-2A/CJ-3A)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Bulletin 114 from Ramsey Winch includes a good illustration of the underside of the jeep with a Ramsey X-200 PTO winch installed. A price listed was also included with the brochure. Below this post, you can see the truck and wagon brochure version of the X-200 winch.

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Ramsey Bulletin 115 For the X-200 Winch (Truck/Wagon)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is the same X-200 winch pictured in the post above, but setup to function on the longer wheel-base Willys Jeep trucks and wagons. The is Ramsey Bulletin 115:

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M-38/M-38A1 Rims and Back Spacing

• CATEGORIES: Features

Morgan stated in a comment that he was a little confused as to why some of the M-38/M-38A1 rims had back spacing changes. Can anyone help answer his questions?

Morgan wrote, “Trying to get a handle on M38/M38A1 military Jeep wheels is difficult at best (let alone all the other Jeep wheels!).

1. Do only military wheels (all 16″ ??) have weep holes? Correct me but I’ve noticed that maintaining a 12 o’clock alignment of the valve stem hole puts the weep hole of a 16″ x 4 1/2″ at 3 o’clock. And the weep hole of a 16″ x 5″ is at 9 o’clock. While the top lug hole on the 16 x 4 1/2″ lines up with 12 o’clock, it’s the bottom lug hole on the 16″ x 5″ that lines up with 12 o’clock.

In addition the backspace on the 16 x 4 1/2″ is about 3 1/4″ while the backspace on the 16 x 5″ is about 3 3/4″. Now admittedly, my research is limited and maybe I’ve only learned enough to be dangerous, but it’s the backspace that got me going.

2. I’m wondering if the shorter backspace on the 4 1/2″ (setting the tire farther from the frame and brake drum) would allow a tighter turn radius (without rubbing? or no issue?) than the deeper backspace on the 5″ (which would move the rim/tire closer to the frame?) ?? Why such a difference in backspace?

3. And of course if the mere presence of a weep hole would allow a quick accurate idea of a wheel’s exact measurements, that would be a plus. I think I’ve correctly learned that the accurate measurement of a wheel’s diameter and width is always inside the rim ?!?

4. I’ve also heard that the military wheels are a higher grade, and stronger ?!?

 
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1945? VEC CJ-2A Fire Jeep Berkey, OH Sealed Bid

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Jerry Huber confirmed that this is a 1945 VEC CJ-2A, serial number #11822. Jerry added, “That would place the body at the end of the 1945 production run. The Fire Dept. documents that they got it in the spring or summer of 1946, which is still possible with the time for the Darley Fire Conversion. There is also a story that the vehicle had a frame failure shortly after they got it from Darley and it was returned to the Willys Plant in Toledo where the frame was replaced with a heavier duty and reinforced unit. I have heard that story before but can’t verify although some one with more history on the unit may be able to confirm.”

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Originally posted Mar 2, 2021: Listed as a 1947, this is likely a 1945 VEC CJ-2A. It’s got rear hubs, indents, early windshield, a column shift and (I think) the earliest “WILLYS” data plate. Bidding is allowed from March 1, 2021, though April 02, 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322534451279857/permalink/1556809471185676

“Public Notice – Richfield Township is placing the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus for sale via SEALED BID. Richfield Township is accepting SEALED BIDS for purchase of the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus from Monday 3/1/2021 through Friday 4/2/2021 at 4:00 PM. The vehicle is sold as is with no warranties or guarantees made of any kind. This vehicle has been garage stored and maintained throughout its lifetime with Berkey / Richfield Township Fire Department as the original and only owner. The vehicle is open to inspection Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The vehicle sale is subject to a minimum bid of $10,000. The bids will be opened on Monday 4/5/2021 and highest bid above the minimum sale amount will be awarded. Sealed Bids must be addressed to Fire Chief Keith Clonch at 11450 W. Sylvania Avenue, Berkey, Ohio 43504.”

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1969 Flattie Seattle, WA For Trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Seller isn’t looking for cash. This may be a CJ-5 chassis with a Bobcat Body and front clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/135229945148597

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“Just seeing what’s out there for trade. Cars trucks 4×4 Or not. Somthing cool idk. This thing is sweet. 1500 LBS fiberglass tub. 36 inch tires and a 302 ford engine. Has 3 sticks. One tranny and two Tcase. All lights work. Runs and drives. I don’t know a ton of knowledge on it but know it’s old and it’s cool and it’s super light with a v8. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, points, condenser, fuel pump… fixing it up more and more ebery day.

Anyway not looking for cash. Mainly looking to trade for another cool rig. Project or not. But don’t hit me with garbage. This Jeep is bad ass and probably worth some coin. I got it from my boss who collects high end cars.”

 
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CJ-2A, M-38a1, and CJ-5s Galt, CA $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, M-38A1

The seller will sell all the jeeps for $7900. I’ve only posted on pic for each jeep. The pics on Facebook are not in the order described by the seller.

“I am selling off a portion of my Jeep/Willys collection. These are multiple projects that I’ve acquired. Typically, I had to buy everything to get the pieces I need.

Pictures 1-5: Late 70’s cj5 and a 57 Willys. No title on 70’s but 57 has a clean title non op in my name. 57’s body is beat. Tons of parts included $4000 for both

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Pictures 6-9: 1947 Willys with v8 and early 50’s Willys with I6. 47 has a clean title non op in my name but the body is rusted. 50’s has no title but body is in much better shape. Both have overdrives. No idea on running condition. $2200 for both Pictures

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Pictures 10-13: 1953 M38a1 with data plates and vin on dash and hardtop & doors. Never been registered. 1958 cj5 in pieces, but I have a clean title non op in my name. Wheels not included. $2700 for both. FB limits my post, so I can’t give all necessary info. Each package has tons of parts included. Spare engines, axles, body parts, etc. All prices are firm.

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1946 CJ-2A Anacortes, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available? It’s been available for several months, but still listed on Facebook.

(10/29/2020) There are pics showing various stages of work, so I’m unclear what the lasted pic is.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/705159727074794/

“1946 Willys CJ2A project Chevy 4.3 v6 Edelbrock carb and intake manifold 3” lift New brakes all the way around Ford power steering box Needs exhaust, distributor and drivelines Open to trades or cash offers, make me an offer worst I can do is say no”

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1949 CJ-3A Chewelah, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2020) The front frame rails/bumper area could use a rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2467472860219346/

“Straight solid body. No rust”

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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I spent all of Sunday packing up the office, so no Monday updates. I’m behind on comment responses, so bear with me.

Before packing up the jeep ‘toys’ yesterday, I took this photo. It’s not all the toys, but it is most of them. I never set out to collect toys, as I didn’t have the room. Still, somehow, I ended up with these. It’s probably good that I restrained myself; less toys to pack!

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Judy the Jeep Girl

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

In an effort to promote Bond drives during World War II, around 1944 Sgt. Jack Kreismer created “Judy the Jeep Girl”. The character, sometimes described as a paper doll, while other times described as a cartoon, has proved a difficult image to track down. To help raise bonds, July ‘traveled’ from California to Salt Lake City, then on to the Washington, D.C.

A photo of Jack and Judy appeared in the June 1, 1945, issue of Minute Man. It’s the best example of Judy the Jeep Girl that I could find:

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You can see that Jack (on the left) and Allen Overby (on the right) are holding a booklet. Apparently it is a souvenir booklet that features Judy.

The only newspaper representation I could find for Judy is a less-than-perfect sketch that appeared in the Salt Lake Telegram on June 19, 1944. Judy is left to the man in the box (sauna?).

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Later, on January 15, 1945, Elenor Roosevelt commented on Judy’s activities:

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Jeopardy and a Jeep Book by Dorothy Rogers

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: According to the November 24, 1957, issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, this book was published in November of 1957 (previously, the date hadn’t been clear).

The December 08, 1957, issue of the Birmingham News included an article on Dr. Rogers’ new book. Apparently, Rogers was a former teacher in Alabama.

Clipping from The Birmingham News - Newspapers.com

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Originally Published September 25, 2012:

I am a bit behind on writing about my impressions of various jeep-related books I have read.  So, I’m going to try to catch up with that.  First on the docket is “Jeopardy and a Jeep: Africa Conquered by Two Women Professors”, written by a College Professor named Dorothy Rogers.

I’ll forgo a complete summarization of the book, as I’ve included a summarization published on inside of the dust cover.  However, I will say that Dorothy and Louise Ostberg travelled in a Willys Wagon from France all the way down to the southern tip of Africa, before turning around and heading north again.  For that they deserve plenty of kudos!  For most of the trip their wagon, which they named “Jeepie”, was dependable.  One exception to that was the time their brakes went out going down a hill.  At the bottom of the hill was a one lane bridge upon which some road workers had parked their vehicle.  Having no options and no brakes, they were forced to jump Jeepie off a river bank.  They survived, as did Jeepie.  But, they said they hoped they’d never do that again!

While their book was interesting, I never found it as compelling as, for example, Schreiber’s journey in their Seep from Southern California to the Terra del Fuego in South America (which I’ll describe tomorrow).  That said, if you like a good jeep adventure, or Wagons, or Africa, you’ll likely enjoy this book.

Here is the dust jacket summary:

Here are a couple images:

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1946 Photo of Louisiana’s Forestry Jeep

This June 29, 1946, photo in the Daily Advertiser shows off an early MB conversion into a Louisiana Forestry Jeep. Developed by the Louisiana Foresty Commission, the state purchased five of these rigs.

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The Weekly Town Talk out of Alexandria, Louisiana, also ran the photo on the same day, but with a different caption:

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Kaiser’s Flintstone Mobile (aka the “KLI”)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Cruising through some online photos yesterday, I stumbled upon a Kaiser Jeep prototype called the Sport Low Investment” (XLI) vehicle. Apparently, employees dubbed it the Flintstonemobile. Figuring Derek likely did a write up on this vehicle, I went over to the 3B page and sure enough, he’s got an informative write up on it: https://cj3b.info/Factory/FactoryXport.html

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PHOTO CREDIT: Toledo Lucas County Public Library https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/134419

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PHOTO CREDIT: Toledo Lucas County Public Library https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/134408

 
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CJ-5 Lighter Middleton, CT eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

The starting bid is $75 for this unique lighter. It’s one I hadn’t seen.

View all the information on eBay

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR A 5 INCH LONG WILLYS JEEP MODEL CJ5 CIGARETTE LIGHTER.
THE JEEP LIGHTER IS IN GREAT CONDITION
THE JEEP IS WELL DETAILED AND THE CONSTRUCTION IS VERY WELL DONE. ITS HEAVY.
THE LIGHTER SPARKS WELL.
THERE IS NO LIGHTER FLUID IN IT AT PRESENT.
A NICE, RARE, JEEP LIGHTER”

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1953 CJ-3B Central Point, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This jeep has some unusually shaped sides.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/central-point-1953-willys-jeep/7279379388.html

“1953 Willy’s Jeep $6500.00 OBO.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1958 CJ-5 Coolidge, AZ $2900: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/coolidge-1958-willys-jeep/7280877787.html
  2. 1955 CJ-5 Scottsdale, AZ $2750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251120856638303
  3. 1968 CJ-5 Placerville, CA $4200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409296663497735
  4. 1967 CJ-5 Tux Park Foresthill CA $3500: **SOLD**
  5. 1975 CJ-5 Clifton, CO $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/310002604072738
  6. 1960 CJ-5 Wilsonville, AL $2950: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428524445228329
  7. 1960 CJ-5 Kingman, AZ $1200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/819168975354286
  8. 2 CJ-5s Mahopac, NY $5000: https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/mahopac-vehicles-for-sale/7276349740.html
  9. 1976 CJ-5 Louisville, KY $4000: https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/bradford-1976-cj5/7277391288.html
  10. 1964 CJ-5 Prineville, OR $5500: https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/powell-butte-jeep-cj/7283265691.html
  11. 1965 CJ-5 Corbett, OR No price: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/731578691053799
  12. 1968 CJ-5 Kalispell, OR $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/374697187191161
  13. 1965 CJ-5 Spokane, WA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/648996459141080/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1959 M-38A1 Corvallis, OR $9250: https://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/d/corvallis-1959-jeep-m38-a1-clean-title/7281286600.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 San Francisco, CA $11,500: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/san-francisco-1953-willys-jeep/7277037086.html
  3. 1965 M-38A1 Spanish Fork, UT $5900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/376283736723907
  4. Year? M-38A1 Patterson, TX $4500: https://houma.craigslist.org/cto/d/morgan-city-willys-jeep/7276469281.html
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Modesto, CA $5750: https://modesto.craigslist.org/cto/d/ceres-1953-jeep/7282506154.html
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Porter, TX $750: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/porter-1953-m38-jeep/7276027663.html
  7. 1963 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $2900: https://tucson.craigslist.org/ctd/d/tucson-willy-jeep-military-issue/7270120831.html
  8. 1953 M-38A Rohnert Park, CA $1500: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/cotati-1953-military-jeep/7280859698.html
  9. 1956 M-38A1 Washington, NC No Price: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1190053768113514/
  10. Year? M-38A1 Springville, AL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/750421965827979
  11. 1958 M-38A1 Fruitland, ID $10,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1387653088244246
 
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1946 CJ-2A Central Point, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Runs, needs work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/961190601372348

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. Engine and drive train work, body has rust issues, windshield is broken. I think this is a fair price for vehicle’s condition. $4000 or best offer. This is the first model offered to civilians after WWII by Jeep.”

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Home-made? CJ-3A Hardtop Dearborn, MI $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

I don’t recognize this hardtop

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/pts/d/dearborn-heights-willys-jeep-steel-top/7273298752.html

“Original steel top & doors. MB, M38, CJ2 & 3, maybe others. From a CJ3. 350”

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1948 Jeepster Medford, OR **Status unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: status unknown. Was $13,000.

This Jeepster is equipped with 4WD.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/medford-1948-willys-jeepster/7275686044.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeepster. Great 4×4 in very good shape considering the age. Was built and converted to 4×4 by friend whom I purchased this vehicle about 12 years ago. 350 crate motor, sm420 tranny, Ford 9″ rear, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 Front, bikini top. I have probably put a toal of 1000 miles on this rig in the 12 years I’ve owned it, I’ve come to the realization it’s better off in somebody elses hands. I just had extensive brake work done. You get a lot of looks driving this Willy’s, very unique – not many out there. Great wheeler! Please email w any questions,”

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Kubota V2203 Engines Battle Ground, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2020) At the bottom you can see a video of a Kubota V2203 from a refrigeration unit installed in a flattie. You can learn more about this swap at overlanddiesel.com.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/battle-ground-kubota-v2203-d1105/7283517367.html

These engines were removed from refrigeration units with under 15,000 hours.
4 cylinder, 2.2 liter
Multiple engines available, tier 2 and 4
Engine will be strapped to a pallet
These engines are easily swapped into Jeep’s, bobcats, or even used for standby generators.
I can send a video of the engine running or you can come check it out.
I also have some D1105 3 cylinder available $1000
Contact with any questions you might have. Quickest way to contact is text.
If you are needing a specific part for these engines I have many used parts available.
These V2203 engines can be swapped in place of older V1902, V1903, V1702, V1703 models.
If you are unsure if this model will be a direct swap, message me and I will let you know if it will work for your application. Engines are sold “as is” with no warranty. L”

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Here’s the video of a used Kubota engine installed in a a flattie that I mentioned:

 

 
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1944 MB Rolling Chassis Yoncalla, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB

The body has had some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/207003584448042

“Great restoration project no motor or transmission”

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Hardtop Vancouver, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

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1946 CJ-2A Spokane Valley, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/12/2021) It runs and drives, but needs some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2695069074136928

“1946 CJ 2A. Runs and drives well. Minimal rust. Perfect for restore. Farm keep always kept under cover.”

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1952 Ramsey Winch Kit Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This four-page Ramsey Winch Kit brochure is labeled Bulletin 105.

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Ron Fitzpatrick Open House Sunday May 23, 2021

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Ron’s holding an open house, a military vehicle show and sale, this year on May 23, 2021, in Central Point, Oregon.

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