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1960 FC-150 Kiryas Joel, NY Free (To a Good Home)

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Free.

Bill spotted this free FC-150.

“1960 Willys FC-150: Free to good home!
This is a low mileage FC-150 in need of an extensive restoration or good for parts. The engine does run and the truck does move. However, the throttle rod recently broke and the truck has no brakes.
It has the original plow frame and PTO. Truck has spent its life outdoors in New Jersey and was used to plow the owners driveway from 1961 until around 2010.
Truck is currently in my garage and whoever wants the truck will have to remove it. It is currently on wheel dollies that will need to be removed.”

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Philippos Jeep Models

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Philippos has created some newer jeep models, this time building it based on a pic of a Ford GP that was modified into a crane. However, instead of a Ford GP, he made it a Bantam BRC-40. Here’s the original pic:

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWIIG503/permalink/10157377382976046/

Here is the model (FB link):

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1941 Photo of Bantam at DC Steps **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. This photo was floating one of the Facebook groups, but didn’t include the caption, which describes the passengers. This was originally published here Dec 23, 2014. 

The question of the license plate came up on Facebook (as in, why does it have a license plate), while the question of “giant jeep” came up in a previous post on eWillys. The thing that’s been a head scratcher for me is that this jeep is carrying three grown men in the front, with space between the driver and the two passengers.

What is for certain is that in May 1941 Charles Payne (exec assistant to Bantam President Frank Fenn), was in Washington to promote Bantam’s efforts (see newspaper article at the bottom of this post). 

So, thinking out loud, is it possible that the below verbiage is true, that Bantam made a “giant” or larger jeep to promote its effort to obtain a contract? It would explain why it has dealer plates (as it wasn’t owned by the military). Here’s a comparison with another face-front Bantam:

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Photo on the left is a press photo with a standard Bantam BRC-40. The one on the right is the press photo with Congress men and Bantam Rep Charles Payne.

The angle of the jeep on the right going up the steps makes it appear a little larger, so that’s not helpful. One unusual aspect is that it seems to sit taller, with a greater distance between the tires and the front fenders; yet, the spring shacks still have more play in them than the photo on the left. However, all this could be the effect of being on the stairs with six people piled in it.

The license plate, unless enlarged, suggests that the jeep on the left is not giant, but rather a standard sized jeep. Therefore, my suspicion is that this isn’t a larger jeep. So, why the “giant jeep” comment was used by the reporter is still a mystery to me. Thoughts?

From the original eBay ad: “A Vintage1941 Original Photo depicting a Giant Jeep carrying politicians in Washington D.C. The vehicle was made by the makers of the U.S. Army’s newest midget to promote their new vehicle to the suits in Washington. The small four-wheel drive utility vehicles would become an icon of World War II. Original press stamp and caption with a MAY 25 1941 stamp date are on the verso.”

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This photo was published in the May 26, 1941, issue of the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis, Minnesota:

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This article from May 04, 1941, published in the Dayton Daily News (Ohio) provides additional information on Charles Payne’s visit, but doesn’t elaborate on the “Giant Jeep”, which may have been an Associate Press reporter creation:

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1941 Articles, What is a Jeep?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This first column describes seven different uses for the term ‘jeep’. It appeared in the November 15, 1941, issue of the News Journal, out of Mansfield, Ohio:

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A few days later, this blurb was part of a column called the Daily Knave, published November 18, 1941. It highlights some of the alternative uses of the term “jeep”.

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1962? Chicago Fire Department Parade Clown FC-170

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was floating around Facebook. It shows a Chicago Fire Department FC-170 dressed up as a clown carrier. Anyone know where the photo originated (the FB poster didn’t know). He did have a date of 12/5/1962.

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1945? Custom Jeep Brimfield, MA $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2020) Here’s a utilitarian rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1479197772283483

“50’s military Jeep converted to a plow rig and grader. Has power up and down grader blade on rear of Jeep. Plow on front , hydraulic up and down. No turn pistons on at the moment but the lines are there to install. Plowed twice with Jeep. It’s a beast. Took in trade. The guy I traded with said he noticed a clicking noise in front end. Removed cover and said one tooth missing from ring gear. I haven’t been into it to see what is going on. I plowed with it in 4×4 and it was fine. Needs 4 glow plugs installed which I have. It’s a diesel. Motor is a 4 cylinder Ford Has a roll cage. Cool rig for a camp or farm. Well built. Firm on price. Thanks for looking. Runs excellent. Has small fuel leak on very top of injector pump. O-ring on top shaft. Easy fix for someone who is mechanical. I have a plow truck. Just don’t need this. Come check it out.4 new tires. Will consider a trade for a decent quad with plow”

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1965 FJ-6(?) Chassis Andover, OH $450

• CATEGORIES: FJ

Not sure how much value is here, but you don’t get to see an FJ chassis too often. I’m not sure if this is a FJ-6 or FJ-8.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/425150871978763

“This is a 1965 Jeep fleet van chassis. Everything is there but the cab, wiring and the steering column (but the gear box is still there. The frame is in gorgeous shape, the motor is free but doesn’t run and the trans and front and rear ends are free. Its a automatic transmission and is 2wd. It was an old mail truck so it is set up for right handed steer. Great project machine. No title will write bill of sale”

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Year? CJ-2A Santa Maria, CA $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project. Only one pic provided.

https://santamaria.craigslist.org/pts/d/casmalia-1946-willys-cj2a/7252082040.html

“This is a PROJECT CJ2A! It doesn’t have an engine or windshield, but it is solid with typical California light rust. It has clean California title on Non-Ops and what you see is what you get plus a new upper cawl panel. More pictures on request. If you email I will only respond to those that leave contact information.
Asking 1800 OBO,”

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1970 Kaiser M35A Deuce & a Half on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Bill shared this former volunteer Fire Department truck. It’s a slow time of year, so why not post it. I have no idea what these are worth.

View all the information on eBay

“This Kaiser was in use by a Volunteer Fire Dept. Had brake problems and removed the master cylinder. Never completed repair. The master cylinder is included. This truck has little rust and interior is almost rust free. Cab in good shape. Solid flat bad. Batteries have been removed. You are welcome to put batteries in it and come start it prior to bidding.”

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1956 DJ-3A/CJ State College, PA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-3A

Looks like a 1956 DJ-3A body on a CJ-5 chassis (not how the frame is little longer than the body).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/895304877957576

“Looking for offers. I have a Willys Jeep titled a 1956 but I’m told it’s earlier than that. This jeep runs and drives. Frame is good and body is good except for some welded patches. Also selling a 1968 fiberglass body, a 1978 CJ5 and a 1978 Bronco Custom. Trying to thin the herd for 2021. Again, looking for offers on one or all. If I recieve good offers they’ll sell… if not, I’ll have them restored”

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1976 CJ-7 JeepRod Salamanca, NY $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(07/28/2020) If it runs and drives, it seems like a good price for something unusual. It is 2WD only.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/440414590329943

“1976 Custom CJ7, 2 wheel drive, automatic..401 AMC ENGINE!! $6500.00 as is! NO TRADES.. TEXT ONLY!!”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Mocksville, NC $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Everything is original? Floor is in great shape? Not much value here, but may have some early 2A parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/860754408081574

“No title. Does have an original bill of sale and can write a bill of sale; bonded title is easy to get. Floor is in great shape, not a lot of rust. Numbers do match engine, transmission, and front and rear axles. Everything is original, needs minor work in order for it to be street worthy. Bring a trailer”

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1954? CJ-5 Truck East Dorset, VT $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/12/2020) Here’s an unusual creation.

https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-dorset-willys-jeep-pickup/7206352366.html

“Toyota 22R drive train, 4 link with coil overs, power steering , power brakes, leather interior, pro built. 5 speed, all new parts.”

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1968 M-151 Hawkinsville, GA on eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-151

Bill shared this project or parts M-151.

View all the information on eBay

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“M151A1 (Mutt), with a delivery date of 1/1968. This Mutt is like a woman I know, she looks good at a distance, but up close she is rough. It has been cut and welded back together. There is major rust and rot on the 2 main support beams of the body where it was cut. Please look at the pictures closely and ask questions you might have before you bid. If you are proficient in welding and sheet metal repair, you might could repair the body. If not, this can be a donor Mutt for replacement parts you might need. Complete powerpack is included and the motor turns freely. Included in the auction is a battery pan ($120), a full replacement underbody repair kit ($700), (but this does not include the main beams replacement), engine gasket kit ($80) and rubber boot kit ($30). No title, but it will come with a bill of sale.”

 
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1941 Article with Ford GP

This photo and article featuring a Ford GP was published June 09, 1941, in the Democrat and Chronicle out of Rochester, New York. It highlighted Major Harry Miller’s jeep modification, which added a 37MM gun to the rear of the vehicle.

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Originally posted February 07, 2015:  This post emphasized the Camp Lewis connection.

This June 9, 1941, article from the Spokane Daily Chronicle notes the Ford GP belongs to a Fort Lewis unit visiting California for maneuvers.

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1949 Ad for the Universal Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

What I found curious about this advertisement is that it sounds more like one from 1945 or 1946, rather than 1949. Published January 23, 1949, the ad by Fort Worth Willys-Overland seems to be trying to introduce readers to this ‘new concept’ of an automobile. However, it does so without invoking the four-in-one-vehicle concept used in the early years. Had Fort Worth Star-Telegram readers never seen or heard of a civilian jeep?

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FC-150 Narrow Track Cuff Links on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury shared these super cool FC-150 narrow track cuff links. They are priced at $99.

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“Very Rare Vintage late 1950’s / early 1960’s Silver Willys FC-150 Cufflinks in Tarnished but Very Good Used Condition. Stamped “NB” and “STERLING” on the inside surface of both backings.

The Jeep Forward Control is a truck that was produced by Willys Motors, later named Kaiser Jeep, from 1956 to 1965. It was also assembled in other international markets. The layout featured a cab over (forward control) design.
The Forward Control models were primarily marketed as work vehicles for corporate, municipal, military, as well as civilian use. Regular pickup box beds were standard, but customers were offered a large number of “Jeep approved” specialized bodies from outside suppliers. These ranged from simple flatbeds to complete tow trucks, dump trucks, and fire trucks. The vehicles were also manufactured under license in India and Spain.

My Father obtained these cufflinks while working in fleet sales for Willys in the Caribbean and Central & South America in the 50’s and early 60’s.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Sleepy Eye, MN $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This restored CJ-2A probably had indents. It still has the column shift.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/632824984297587

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A Vin: 26096 Condition: Excellent Cylinders: 4 Drive: 4 Wheel Drive Fuel: Gas Title: Clean Transmission: 3 speed manual on the column Engine: 4 cylinder flathead”

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1981 CJ-5 Milan, IL $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This is an unusual, sort of minimalistic, build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2526206411010240

“Custom 1981 CJ5 Jeep 4 inch lift kit 20 inch rims rolling on 35. 13,500 miles on build. Has Chevy 4.3 L V6 mild cam 550 elderbrock carb 4 Speed manual. 12000 OBO”

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1947 CJ-2A Sleepy Eye, MN $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This jeep went through a restoration, though it was restored entirely to stock (rhino lined and gray/silver frame).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307594576986552

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Vin: 130636 Cylinders: 4 Drive: 4 Wheel Drive Title: Clean Engine: Flathead 4”

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1957 DJ-3A Allentown, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This was listed on eBay back in 2016. It looks like it was a convertible DJ-3A at one point (there’s no documents to suggest there was a “special edition DJ3” or special edition DJ-3A), but the column shift has been removed and 4WD has been added. The original convertible windshield has been replaced with a CJ-3B windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/445633623129123

“The Willy’s runs and drives. It is in good condition. New brakes lines, distributor,starter, carburetor, hood, shocks, the muffler and more. This Willy is special edition DJ3. Only a few were built. It can be recognized by the location of the gas tank. It has clean title.”

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1967 Jeepster Commando Fire Jeep Celina, OH $29,900

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Jeepster

UPDATE: The buyer of this in June appears to have relisted this at a higher price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4203866812973080

“225 V6 Jeep Dauntless 2 barrel engine, 3 speed manual 4×4 transmission, emergency lights on top, water tank and hoses in back, front and bottom brush guards, new 15” white spoke wheels, Nexen mud tires size LT235/75R15 front and rear, extended rear bumper with platform, trailer hitch”

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1948 CJ-2A Mesa, AZ $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Project jeep with potential. The body looks to be fiberglass.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1948-willys-flat-fender-jeep/7253178047.html Or here: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323377705456743

“Solid PROJECT Jeep
Needs work but runs and will drive onto your trailer.
289 SBF / C4
Power Steering
Needs tires, windshield, exhaust, and cooling fan.
Has the spare on it now but comes with all 4 matching aluminum wheels.
Comes with brand new aluminum radiator and tune up parts.
No Rust!
Clean Title
Located in Northeast Mesa
Cross Street : Power / Brown”

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1949 CJ-3A Sunbury, PA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was listed for sale back in 2019. 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1348201052182702

(09/01/2018) Has a fiberglass body. Includes a parts jeep.

“This is a 1949 Willys cj3a Jeep, it runs pretty good and the transmission is good, however the body is not original, it has a fiberglass body on it. It also comes with a parts Jeep which is a 1947 Willys cj2a Jeep but that one doesn’t have a title. I have a list of stuff I’ve done to it since I bought it and a video of it running if you pm me”

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1976 CJ-5 Rochester, MN $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

I’m not sure how this build was used, but it has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/253754752532245/

“Fiberglass CJ5 aluminum tub Roller set up 4 Chevy Too much to list Get in touch if interested, can then you give you more info.”

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