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Year? Mitsubishi CJ-3B/J-54 Redding, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on Craigslist. Price now $3500.

(10/10/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/douglas-city-mitsubishi-j3-jeep-diesel/7047924005.html

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“Mitsubishi J3 Diesel RHD Military Jeep.

License built by Mitsubishi. 4 Cylinder diesel from the factory. Built for the Japanese army (and others) from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s.

Restoration project. Has sat for a number of years. Complete and original. Rust in the usual Jeep places (footwell). Frame is straight and solid. Motor currently does not run but turns over with compression…. Being a diesel I am sure it would run if you hooked it up to a fuel tank, not had time to mess with it. Parts are available from a number of suppliers. Even has the original Japanese NDTs still on it……. Very cool and unique Jeep.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A St. George, UT $5100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/13/2019) Body exterior has been body-lined.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/5317139?ad_cid=8

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“1948 Willy’s CJ2a Jeep. The entire exterior has been rhino lined so it will last forever. The underside has been painted with a truck bed liner for protection as well. New larger gas tank has been added as well as plastics race seats. New wiring harness has been added along with LED tail lights.
The Jeep runs and drives but could use some general upkeep and maintenance. Very easy to work on as there are obviously no computers or major electronics to deal with. Perfect for someone who is just starting to work on cars. This Jeep was my granddads and I have loved making it mine, but it’s time to move to a new project. This Jeep is sold as is and buyers will be required to sign a bill of sale”

 

 
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Jeep Cigarette Lighter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This LRDG-style lighter is pretty cool. Only available for a few more hours. The seller has a variety of toy jeeps for sale as well.

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“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE WILLYS WW11JEEP – DESERT COMMANDO STYLE- CIGARETTE LIGHTER IN ORIGINAL BOX .

THERE IS NO NAME ON LIGHTER OR BOX. I HAVE HAD THIS IN MY COLLECTION FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

THE LIGHTER IS CAST METAL AND VERY HEAVY AND WELL MADE.
THE LIGHTER SPARKS LIKE NEW, AND HAS NEVER HAD FLUID INSTALLED.
VERY NICE AND RARE PIECE OF JEEP ART.”

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6 Jeeps Lake Como, PA

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, FC150-FC170-M677, M-38

Roger Martin forwarded this post.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/477366653205421/

“6 willys to choose from. Let’s try this again…..
1. Red fc150 $2500 frame cleaned and painted years ago still in nice shape brake lines were done at that time it’s complete will run with a little tlc:

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2. Other fc150 not complete should be enough here to put it together but cab is rough no paper $1500

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3. Green/camo no top cj2 $500 has paper motor rebuilt years ago will run with some tlc

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4. M38 with top and plow $750 has paper motor seized:

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Javier’s Restored M-38

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Javier rebuilt this nice looking M-38, thanks it part to finding parts through eWillys and readers comments. During the rebuild, he added a few additional safety features such as Herm’s dual reservoir setup. He notes that M-38 does have a few CJ parts on it as well. The unique frame for the winch was something he and a friend built after testing out different scenarios with cardboard. The winch cover is a nice touch, too. Thanks for sharing Javier!

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1945 Photo of 5th Division German Entry Point on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The photo caption reads, “THANKS TO THE FIFTH DIVISION: GERMANY — In the Wake of the Fifth Division advance into Germany, a Jeep crosses a Bailey Bridge, spanning the Sure River, marked with a hand lettered sign informing all who pass that they do so through the courtesy of the Fifth Division. A military policeman stands to one side as the jeep heads for Germany. (CREDIT-WP-(ACME photo by Charles Haacker, For the war picture pool) 2-28-45.”

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“as shown … … approx 6 x 8 .. … vintage original authentic press photo ( most are Army radiotelephoto from Acme Newspictures ) … date listed is transmission date … most of these are not perfect ..some are a little blurry… some are sharp.. they may have bends and minor damage from poor storage .. please use the pictures to see the actual condition”

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Marx Toy Jeep w/ Trailer Cincinnati, OH $60

• CATEGORIES: toys

Roger spotted this Marx jeep. Has this one been painted or did some of the Marx jeeps coming in multi colors like this?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/459577364684931/

“Metal toy Jeep and trailer made by Willy’s in the 1950’s.”

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1953 Wagon Jim Thorpe, PA $18,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,500.

(12/03/2019) Nice looking sedan delivery. No description provided.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/d/lehighton-willys-delivery/7042979178.html

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1948 CJ-2A Medina, OH $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The steps have been modified and drain holes covered.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/medina-1948-willys-jeep-for-sale/7045939466.html

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“Fully restored 1948 Willys Jeep for sale. The vehicle is currently in long-term storage and can be viewed upon request. Restored by an experienced classic car enthusiast who also restored two Model As, a Packard, and a REO Flying Cloud. The car was fully operational and regularly driven in holiday parades (i.e., Brunswick and Valley City Fourth of July and Old Fashioned Days Parades) immediately prior to the restorer’s death in December 2017. Has been in covered storage since that time, so may need a minor tune-up.

Being sold by the current owner and titleholder. Title can be transferred immediately upon payment. Purchase must transport from the storage unit.”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Sanford, ME $11,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(11/09/2019) Appears in good shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/sanford-willys-jeep/7049556660.html

“1952 M38A1 Jeep Willys.
No metal patches and no bondo.
Frame in excellent shape.
Runs and drives great!”

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1947 CJ-2A Goshen, OH $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Roger Martin spotted this one. I thought I’d already posted it, but can’t find it. The steps have been modified.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3846565302036034/

“Nice 47 runs and drives great.”

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1944 MB Royersford, PA $13,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Lacks combat rims and has a hood bump; probably had a different engine at some point.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/royersford-willys-mb-jeep/7050336612.html

“1944 Willys MB Jeep. Have owned since 2001. Approx: in 2010, took to Army Jeep Parts in Bristol for upgrades. New Timing Chain, Radiator and Rebuild of Carburator a few of the upgrades. 4 page invoice included in sale. Runs and drives great but needs to go to a good home for more TLC and to be enjoyed/shown. Since rebuild, approx: driven 5-10 miles a year”

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1966 M-416 Trailer Pekin, IL $900

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Looks read for some hauling.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/tro/d/pekin-military-m416-jeep-utility-trailer/7051186052.html

“I recently acquired a 1966 Jeep trailer. Has minor BATTLE damage in the form of a couple bullet holes. All original military. Never restored or repainted. Has lights and wiring harness and brakes. Pintle attachment. Pulls good. Will have a NEW set of off road tires installed. 16” Military rims. No through rust, just minor surface rust. Perfect Jeep off-road utility trailer.”

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $22,500

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/jupiter-willys-jeep-m170-front-line/7050512681.html

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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Ben Hur(?) Trailer London, OH $150

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Roger Martin spotted this trailer, which looks to be a Ben Hur model. It’s only 40 miles from him. He’s generously offered to pick it up for someone if they are interested.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/459139105022862/

“Great pull behind. Solid. Good rubber. 2 inch ball. Lights do not work. No title”

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1949 CJ-3A Lewisburg, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is just a rolling chassis.

https://williamsport.craigslist.org/pts/d/montandon-1949-willys-cj3a-rolling/7047706288.html

“Completely gone over frame and axles. All new seals and axle bearings. 4 wheel disc brake conversion. Cleaned and painted. New king pin bearings. Comes with L-134 engine and original trans and t-case that need gone over. Other parts may be available. NO TITLE.”

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1942 MB Pemberton, NJ $2900

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2019) It’s a project.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/pemberton-ww-willys-mb-military-jeep/7050355202.html

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“LOCAL PICKUP ONLY WITHIN 7 DAYS,WILL BE AWAY DEC 11-26 2019,1942 willys military jeep motor number mb254026 ,motor moves freely,did not try to get running,front frame horns need repair but the rest of the frame looks good,no fuel tank,correct seat missing,bill of sale only/no tile or data tags,includes 4 combat rims,sold as is,body and fenders have rust,2 STOCK JEEP WHEELS ON JEEP NOT INCLUDED,correct motor/early t86 transmission/transfer case,local pick only from Pemberton NJ 08068,all parts unless otherwise noted are used,takeoff,has wear,not NEW ,REBUILT,OR NOS,may be dirty,dings,dented and may need cleaning”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Waterford, PA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. It appears this has been painted. It also has new plates. 

(10/08/2019) Missing steps, drain holes and a rear tailgate.

https://erie.craigslist.org/pts/d/waterford-1947-jeep-willys/7044294961.html

“1947 willys Jeep. Excellent condition. ”

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1948 Wagon Delivery Sedan Braselton, GA $8995

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Drive as is or restore.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/braselton-1948-jeep-willys-delivery/7051528904.html

“1948 Jeep Willys Delivery. All original, good condition, rides and drives. New tires, brakes, steering and lots more.”

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Just a Handful of Updates

• CATEGORIES: Features

I spent yesterday been working on a series of marketing posts related to the Kaiser Willys integration in 1953 and 1954. So, just a handful of posts today.

 
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Blackstone Laboratories’ Engine Oil Testing

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July 23, 2017, after a long day of driving, Scott had a long night of engine work.

Some of you may remember the July 2017 Alaska Or Rust adventure and the problems that Scott Gilbert’s wagon engine gave him (and Bob Christy and, part of the way, Rick Pacholski) … how has it already been 2 1/2 years?? Yikes!

After several engine rebuilds during the trip, the Scott and Bob were forced to turn back early and could not complete the trip. Eventually, Scott reinstalled a rebuilt engine and got the wagon going again. However, not surprisingly, Scott’s especially diligent these days about checking the condition of his wagon’s engine.

In an effort to monitor the engine’s condition, he wondered if there was any way to test the oil (he runs Lucas classic 10-30 oil) to be sure there wasn’t extra engine wear occurring. After checking with other folks and finding no answers, he hit the internet. Eventually, he tracked down Blackstone Laboratories. For only $25, Blackstone tested his oil and reported the results within a week.

About Scotts’ engine, the lab reported that the oil looked in good shape, which provides Scott with more reassurance that his newest rebuild will serve him well over the coming years. Still, he plans to do a few more tests occasionally, just to be sure. So, if you are concerned about your engine oil, you might check out Blackstone Laboratories.

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Canadian Made CJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: Features

Barney Goodwin of Barney’s Jeep Parts brought up an interesting bit of history regarding Canadian made Kaiser Jeep CJ-5s for the US (and Canadian?) market.

He wrote, “Your Canadian made Commando brochure post got me thinking. A customer of mine in my hometown of Houston has his dad’s ’69 CJ5 bought brand new at Woodie’s Jeep in Houston .

And, it was made in Canada!

Dave, the only reason I can think this happened is that Toledo had a military contract(s) they were running at the late 1960s and required the Toledo capacity. Around that same time, Kaiser Jeep had a short contract for M-151A1 MUTTs, contracts for M-274 Mules, and contracts for the Kaiser Jeep M-35 Deuces. Keep in mind it was also the first year for the Postal D100 Dispatcher DJ-5A. All of this was before AMC bought Jeep and moved government products production to Indiana as AMGeneral.

Kaiser Jeep’s solution? Shift the production of CJ-5s (and other vehicles?) to Canada.

Below is a picture of the data plate for my friend’s 1969, the one bought in Houston. Note the location of it and size. It’s right below the regular VIN plate on the firewall.

Most CJ-5s of that era had the 4 holes already punched in that location and they exist on our Toledo made 13,000 mile 1971 CJ-5. 

If anyone else has insights into this, we’d welcome them!

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Mid-1950s Willys Motors ‘Jeep’ Specialized Equipment Binder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Unfortunately, this got wet. Starting bid is $149.99. Or you can have two different binders for $300 off of Facebook (again, both water damaged) (Located at Front Royal, VA).

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“Jeep Specialized Vehicles & Equipment Catalog 1950s Binder Ambulance Fire Engine. Was wet at one time so most pages are wrinkled but none are stuck together. The binder is solid no mold. The white stuff is from another book that was on it when it got wet. Its completely dry and ready to be used.”

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Photo of PFC. Richard Schweers Using Field Radio on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No date or location on this image.

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“This is an original press photo. Pfc Richard Schweers uses field radio in Army jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lexington, KY Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: The seller responded to an inquiry indicating that due to the condition of the shed, it might be a week or two before they’ll allow anyone into the shed to look at the jeep. 

The seller has this listed at $10,000, but that’s only because they couldn’t leave it blank.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/7050412780.html

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“Barn find. Ran sometime before it was parked… Located north of Lexington. Please reply through Craigslist email. Will consider all reasonable offers. There are some required fields I wasn’t going to fill in but have to. No, we’re not really expecting $10,000, but it won’t let you leave that box blank. This was my dad’s. We do have the title somewhere. And I’m guessing it is a manual transmission – can’t imagine it being an automatic. Thanks!”