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1942 Flattie Buena Park, CA $16,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/27/2020) I think I’ve listed this before, but can’t find it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/848747005595447/

“1942 Jeep Willies. -turbo 350 trans 350 crate motor 330 horse 9 inch high pinion Dana 300 2.0fox shocks coil over New altimeter gauges new paint and powder coated roll bar new tires much more”

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1951 M-38 Hawthorne, CA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available. See updated rear body patch reference at the bottom.

(05/12/2020) It’s missing a bumper and has a number of extra holes.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/pts/d/hawthorne-1951-willys-jeep-m38/7125643385.html

“Awesome fully restored military jeep. Runs and drives, comes with all newly painted parts etc. new interior also”

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Here’s the M-38 rear body patch referenced by Tom:

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CJ-3B & CJ-2A Projects Kalispell, MT $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/13/2020) The low hood Flattie looks more like a CJ-2A than a GPW. Both the 2A and 3B are projects.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/pts/d/kalispell-cj-3b-willys-plus/7120200781.html

“I have 2- willys Jeep’s that need a new home with more time to care for them.
One is a high hood(CJ-3B),other is a low hood could be a GPW as it does have FORD scripted axles!
You will need a trailer to move.”

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September 1957 Willys News

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

This issue has some good articles, from new dealers, to jeeps in media, to the Schreiders’ first big adventure in their Ford GPA, Tortuga, from the Arctic Circle to Argentina (opposite direction of yesterday’s adventure).

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1942 “Save Rubber Check Your Tires Poster” Sold on Ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This original poster featuring a Ford GP just sold on eBay yesterday for $177.50.

“Original poster printed by the US Government Printing Office. This poster was professionally mounted on what looks like painters canvas so should be ready for framing. Very good condition with sharp color. Measures approximately 43″ x 30-1/2″.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2 Fairfield, CA $5895

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a few updates, but looks good for the price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/vacaville-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/7125384774.html

“Close to all stock first year made the civilian model jeep. Flat 4 cylinder engine converted to 12 volt.
Runs great awesome suspension and running gear everything works.
Body is straight all Willys, Hood, tail gate, grill, body. Has a back bench seat.
No top or windshield wipers.
Trade for newer CJ or Wrangler or Classic Car Truck pre 1970.”

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1948 CJ-2A Ithica, MI $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/369399940684662/

“Fresh 2.0 ford pinto motor. New brakes three speed. Dana front & rear also transfer case.”

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1971 CJ-6 Castro Valley, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

Looks like a solid CJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/903309433442526/

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“1971 JEEP CJ6 with Buick 225V6 39k miles Meyers hard top and door windows work glass good I am the second owner. It was originally bought by a lady to use on her horse ranch up in the sierras. I bought it from her estate.

It’s nearly 100% stock and original. I removed the smog pump and tubing but still have it in a box This is the perfect candidate for full restoration or classy resto mod project. Original Rochester 2G carb rebuilt with brass float.
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1947 CJ-2A Margarita, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Unclear if it runs.

https://slo.craigslist.org/pts/d/atascadero-1947-willys-jeep/7126572868.html

“1947 Willy’s CJ 2A all complete. Clean title 57k original miles vin tags are all intact.”

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1953 CJ-3A Napa County, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This has a variety of mods.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/napa-1953-willys-jeep/7127991248.html

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“1953 Willy’s Jeep Flat Fender
Clean title and registration
4wd
289 V8 Conversion
3 speed manual transmission with overdrive
Dual exhaust
Power steering
Locking front hubs
Dual fuel tanks
Carb rebuilt within last year
Front tow bar
Spare set of stainless steel front fenders included

Runs strong. Used primarily for hunting. Only parting with it due to lack of time.”

 
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1947 Drag Jeep Visalia, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Looks drag ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/844176949398376/

“1947 Jeep Willy’s · Other_body_style · Driven 1,000 miles 1947 Willy jeep. Newer 406. Turbo 400 trans with brake. Fiberglass body. 12500 obo. Possible trade for a 68-72 blazer”

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1955 Truck Frame And Axle Livermore, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This may be a good deal for the right price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/pleasanton-1955-willys/7128870389.html

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“I have for sale a 1955 Willys pickup rolling chassis full running gear. Does not run.
Parts or take all
Motor
Transmission
Transfer case
Overdrive
Axles
Accepting offers”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Sacramento, CA $17,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Lots of updates to this rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2481841058796478/

“The time has come to but the 1954 Willys Cj3b up for sale. 17k OBO Engine: 1969 Chevy 307ci Transmission: Recently rebuilt Th350 Transfer case: Dana 20 Front axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 30 with 30 spline axles, Detroit Truetrac, disc brakes, warn hubs and 4.27 gears Rear axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 44 with 30 spline shafts, Detroit Locker and 4.27 gears. Wheels and tires: 5x 17in Method Racing wheels and 37×12.5×17 Maxxis Trepadors. All tires have 80% tread and spare has full tread. Clean Title in hand and smog exempt. Duel gas tanks”

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1947 CJ-2A Morro Bay, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a rear PTO and gear box. It’s a project.

https://slo.craigslist.org/pts/d/morro-bay-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a-project/7127640580.html

“1947 CJ2a for sale.. good little runner, , fuel tank or fuel cell. I ran it off a jug. New cap, points, wires, coil, start solenoid, plugs, carb, fuel filter all installed. Set up for 12v. Has rear PTO and hydraulic lift tank and control.. no pump..”

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4 16″ Rims Eastmont, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

Looks solid.

“I have four wheels that fit a Willys CJ2A / 3A / 5 or MB / GPW / M38.
All are used but reasonably straight. Some rust but all usable.”

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1952 CJ-3A Ramona, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a project.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/ramona-52-willys-jeep-project/7129029656.html

“All there except carb(I’d get a Weber) and rear driveshaft. Ford ts 1.6. (Pinto engine super nice in these!!)The clutch and adapter kit are all new. Tires good. Yes its got a 2a window but it’s a 3a. Clear nonop title in my name.
Long story short got it from a guy who the city hassled because it was a project in front of his house a number of years ago.
Now I realize I won’t get to it so it’s your chance!!”

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2 M-38s Morro Bay, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Seems like there’s value here.

https://slo.craigslist.org/pts/d/morro-bay-m38-jeep-willys-millitary/7127162312.html

“2 M38 for sale.. can build 1 nice one and have a full chassis and tub, hood left over when done. Comes with lots of parts. Some parts have been restored. Bill of sale only but do have vin tag and numbers that are clear. Brand new wheels and tires on green one. $3000.00 obo for the pair”

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1946 CJ-2A Simi Valley, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a V-6 and some military extras.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/simi-valley-1946-jeep-willys-ww2/7125231589.html

“SUPER COOL 1946 WORLD WAR TWO MODEL JEEP CJ2A WITH 50 CALIBER AND 30 CALIBER MACHINE GUNS MOUNTED FOR GROCERY STORE RUNS ( FAKE GUNS ).
Great car show or ranch Jeep with updated Jeep 6 cylinder motor that really moves out, new tires and redone seats a whole lot of fun and thumbs up for a whole little money.”

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1967 CJ-6 El Cajon, CA $4250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-6

UPDATE: Price has dropped to $4250.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pts/d/el-cajon-1967-jeep-cj6-for-parts/7128437856.html

“1967 Jeep CJ6 w/ running original drive train – 225 V6 motor, T90 trans., Dana 18 tc, good clutch and brakes, rare drivers bench seat, steel half top and doors. Clear title no VIN plate – $4,500”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Portland, OR $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Blaine spotted this column shift project. It doesn’t appear this had indents.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/d/portland-1946-jeep-cj2a-4×4-project/7129338250.html

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/d/portland-1946-jeep-cj2a-4×4-project/7129338544.html

“I HAVE JUST AQUIRED A 1946 JEEP CJ2A 4X4 4CYL” 3SPEED COLUMN SHIFT” PROJECT.HAS A FLAT HEAD 4 MOTOR (THAT WAS OVERHAULED BUT LEFT PLUGS OUT) AND TRANS/TRANSFER COMBO.BEEN APART FOR YEARS,HAVE MOST PARTS AND LOTS MORE(2 OR 3 CYLINDER HEADS,EXTRA WHEELS AND TIRES ETC)THE LIST GOES ON NEW FLOOR SECTION,NEW STEERING COLUMN WITH SHIFT TUBE ATTACHED,THE LIST IS LARGE.MUST BUY COMPLETE IN OTHERS WORDS COMPLETE NO PARTING”

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1960 FC-170 Walpole, MA $3500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Roger Martin Shared this barn find.

“True Barn Find! Out from hibernation and waiting to be restored. Cool 1960 Jeep FC170 4 by 4 stake body. These vehicles are rare. This Jeep had been stored in a barn in Massachusetts for the last 25yrs. It was a farm truck. The Jeep is all original and complete. It equipped with a 226 cu in Super Hurricane flat-six and 3 speed Borg Warner T-90 manual transmission. The motor turns freely – (have video of it turning over). Currently titled and in possession of Massachusetts title.”

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1946-1949 Bike and Jeep Trip from Argentina to Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This is an extensive update to the 2017 post about Pedro and Carlos Rocasalvo’s 1946-1949 trip from Argentina to Alaska and back.

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CREDIT: February 1955 issue of the Willys News. The photo shows Pedro Rocasalvo and some helpers using boards and a railroad track to help the jeep cross a deep gorge. This was part of the return trip to Argentina.

On June 5, 1946, two brothers, 24-year-old Pedro and 19-year-old Carlos Rocasalvo, mounted bicycles at their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and began an adventure north. They carried 80lbs of baggage and $100. Their ultimate goal was to reach Fairbanks, Alaska. They expected the trip to last five years. Their father, a clothing goods salesman, was against the trip, but the boys were confident that they’d be okay.

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CREDIT: March 16th, 1948, issue the Wilmington Daily Press journal, Wilmington, California.

A budding journalist and photographer, Pedro and his brother supported their trip through serialized and syndicated reports to twenty-six newspapers back in Argentina. The pair planned to film their journey and use their notes and articles to write a book about their adventure.

During their trek to the United States, the pair survived four crossings of the Andes, a “ringside seat at Bolivia’s revolution”, and hacking their way through 300 miles of Colombian Jungle that proved the worst part of their trip. During their 26 days in the jungle, they shot and cooked their own food. In the evenings, the brothers slept in trees, but had to select the trees carefully due to snakes and other animals.

At Colon, Panama, the exhausted boys were diagnosed with Malaria; they were treated for the disease and slept for four days.

Once in the United States, the pair’s lack of English didn’t slow them down. Eventually, after twenty-seven months of riding, they reached Los Angeles, arriving in March of 1948. While in Hollywood, Pedro studied photography at Paramount’s photography school for a month.

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CREDIT: Pomona Progress Bulletin, Pomona, California. Pedro and Carlos Rocasalvo receive American Youth Hostel passes.

Soon, they were back on their bikes again, arriving at the YMCA in Portland, Oregon, in June of 1948. There, an interpreter named Celita Dextre, fluent in Spanish and English, was brought in to help the boys tell their story. There may have been some sparks between Pedro and twenty-three-year-old Celita, because she surfaced again later in the trip.

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June 17, 1948, issue of the Dayton Herald, Dayton, Ohio.

After additional stops in Seattle and Vancouver, the pair made a hard ride for Fairbanks.

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Old Jeep on the Palmyra Atoll

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

These images were located at the Hawaii State Archives, Digital Collections. The front bumper on this jeep was pretty beat up! All photos are from the Palmyra Atoll and include Jean Hobbs and Leslie Fullard. The site was very slow when I was exploring it, so searching is a little tedious.

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http://gallery.hawaii.gov/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=36132 Machine shop on Palmyra Atoll, formerly used to service military vehicles. Jean Hobbs in jeep with Leslie Fullard

This second photo includes the front of the jeep and was taken at the local laundry mat.

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http://gallery.hawaii.gov/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=36123 Joe Cavahlo, Jean Hobbs and Leslie Fullard-Leo

This third photo was taken at the same laundry:

 
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1942 Durkee-Atwood Windshield De-Icer / Defroster

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

A friend donated this Durkee-Atwood Windshield De-Icer / Defroster to eWillys. It looks like it was stored well, as everything looks in good shape. It comes in the original metal box. I don’t know anything about these and not sure what the value should be. If anyone’s interested, let me know (d @ deilers.com).

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1949 Movie ‘Come to the Stable’

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

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The movie Come to the Stable includes a jeep in the movie and on many posters about the movie. Based on how often a jeep appears on advertising literature, I thought a jeep might have played a prominent role, but after reading a movie synopsis, it doesn’t seem that way. I couldn’t find a full version of the movie online to see for myself, but there is a version on Apple TV (and likely elsewhere).

The movie features a song titled “Through the Long and Sleepless Night“, with a record jacket that includes a jeep image. It was the reason I began researching the movie:

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These are posters found online:

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