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1953 Exploration of Manuelito Canyon, New Mexico

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Gallup’s local Willys dealer organized a trip to Manuelito Canyon, according to an article int he October 14, 1953, issues of the Albuquerque Journal. Some local Gallup area residents had hoped at the time that the canyon would become a national park. Instead, in 1964, it was named a National Historic District. There is (was?) a visitor’s center, but it is temporarily closed (and was so as of January of 2020, which predated the pandemic).

I like this photo with the line up of wagons. I’d love to find the original or reprint of this. 
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Al-Toy Jeepster Butler, PA $999

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s a rare Jeepster Al-Toy for sale.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/tag/d/butler-1949-promo-car-willys-jeepster/7256548112.html

“1949 Promo Car Willys Jeepster Cast Toledo Bronze Co Al-toys RARE 15″ Unrestored told they only made about 350 of these! guess costs were too high to produce & sell, were never sold retail, were made for dealer promo’s pretty rare piece!! a must for the serious collector! have only seen a couple of them for sale at 3000-3500 heres a nice unrestored example!

have some other high end toys listed!”

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1953 M-38A1 USMC Elk Horn, IA eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this M-38A1 for sale. The seller doesn’t note it, but the bumpers suggest this to be the USMC variant. This also has the Selector-Style Free-Lock branded hubs. It’s the first time I’ve seen that style of Selector branded Free-Lock (the others I’ve seen have been the more squat version and/or the more polished version).

View all the information on eBay

“This is a 1953 M38A1 jeep that I did a full frame off restoration and engine rebuild. The horn does not work. Drives well. New canvas seats. Low miles on almost new tires. Clear Iowa Title.”

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1943 GPW Cumming, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** on eBay for $18,551.

Bill shared this nice looking MB that’s for auction on eBay. This does have a charging issue.

View all the information on eBay

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“Rebuilt 15 years ago haven’t used the last 5. Has a charging problem. Had the generator locally rebuilt so I can only assume it’s the regulator which I will supply with vehicle. Good clear title. Good solid condition. What you see in the photos is what comes with the Jeep. OVM, some tools, jack, air pump, fire extinguisher, Decon cylinder with bracket, grease gun, oil can, water bucket, water can, combat wheels and Firestone tires, working 600 series signal Corp radio with all accessories to include crystals, spare tubes, lollipop mike, headphones, headset, carrying strap, complete vehicle and ground mount antennas, ground mount battery box, radio manual, remote, and antenna tie down with insulator. Numerous “F” marked parts to include but not limited to: bumpers, seats, grab handles, towing Pintle , and numerous bolts. Beach wood canvas top and seat cushions. Also includes rifle rack and hull compass.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Carmel, ME $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Lots of customs work on this jeep.

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/hampden-1950-willys-cj3a-jeep/7284548196.html

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“1950 willys cj2A modified jeep for sale
Classic willys appearance with modern capabilities.
custom built real rock crawler and off roader
complete build with custom frame, driveline, suspension, steering, full roll cage, etc.
Was built in Utah about 8 years ago.
I bought it, used it for a trip to Moab, brought it to Maine and have used it very little since.

6,000 miles on build
Continue reading

 
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1946 CJ-2A Gloucester, MA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This jeep has a fiberglass body. The bumpers might be from Runck (Runck made products out of North Bend, Ohio .. Rick Riley has more examples on Runck products from this 2018 visit).

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/gloucester-1946-willyz/7286386991.html

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1957 FC-150 Drivetrain Pleasanton, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $500.

(07/10/2020) This does not appear to include the frame.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/pleasanton-57-fc-150-drivetrain/7286509731.html

“F134, t90, spicer 18 front and rear axels and springs.
All running when removed.”

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1950 M-38 Riner, VA $1200

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This is an incomplete project. The frame has mods.

https://blacksburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/blacksburg-1950-m38-jeep-flatfender/7270416185.html

“Selling my m38 project. It wasn’t a great candidate for restoration so I started taking it in this direction. No engine, no transmission\x-case. Rough tub, cowl good tho, uncut dash. Grill, fenders, hood, windshield frame, seat frames in good condition. Frame is original but has been boxed. Set up with YJ rear leafs all around, new Shackles, hangers and bushings. Includes all small parts. I’m also including pair of scout II dana 44’s. Rather not seperate yet, axles maybe. Lmk if you have any questions and better pictures coming soon. Thanks for looking”

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1944 GPW San Gabriel Valley, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: MB

This is a rolling chassis with mods.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/sunland-1944-willys-jeep-cj2a/7283708588.html

“1944 Willys Jeep CJ2A
Very Clean Rolling Chassis
Ready to Build Custom or Classic”

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1948 Jeepster Pineville, KY $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

It’s got some scratches, dents and dings.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/d/calvin-1948-willys-jeepster/7276147566.html

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“1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER
3 SPEED ON THE COLUMN
ORIGINAL TOP
RUNS AND DRIVES
LIKE NEW TIRES ALL THE WAY AROUND

ITS GOT SOME DENTS AND SCRATCHES WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES”

 
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1942 MB USN Portland, ME $12,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

It doesn’t run.

https://maine.craigslist.org/pts/d/portland-1942-usn-willys-mb/7285209163.html

“Been garaged until last years for approximately 25 years. Originally from the Brunswick Naval Air Station, all original and complete. Had it turning over but couldn’t get it started so I purchased an identical engine but haven’t installed it yet. Had 3 of the combat split rims blasted and painted with new NDT tires and tubes. Tub can be repaired or replaced, change my mind daily on what way to go. I need to thin out the herd, too many Jeep’s right now. Have some new brake parts, frame is excellent”

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CJ-2A & Parts Saxonburg, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**

(01/08/2021) Not sure how much value is here.

“Willys Jeep and other Jeep transmissions for sale in an estate sale.”

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1950-1952 Truck Brochure Scans

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Thanks to Andy for taking photos of his oversize truck brochures. These are framed and behind glass, so he had an understandably difficult time getting good photos. The first two are domestic brochures. The third is a French version of this Willys truck brochure.

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Comparison of Five Wagon/Truck Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Here’s an updated version of the post that separates the 1950-1952 oversize truck brochure from the sedan delivery wagon brochures with similar designs.

Originally Published Feb 26, 2021: I was inspired to purchase and learn more about the brochures below after realizing that a poster I saw during a visit at Dave Antram’s place in 2013. Here’s a photo of it:

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While I originally thought these brochures were all printed in early 1950, I’m now less certain, as Colin pointed out that #1 (4WD Willys Truck) mentions “Key Starting”, which appeared in 1952. In addition, one of the truck brochures has “1951” printed on the subheading. I suspect we’ll never get firm evidence on the publish dates of these:

You can view the original scans using the following links:

  1. The upper right New Willys Sedan Delivery with — Hurricane 4 Cylinder Engine (Copper?)
  2. The upper left New Willys Sedan Delivery with — Hurricane 4 Cylinder Engine (blue) 
  3. The lower left Sedan Delivery Export brochure with the “New” Hurricane (red)
  4. The lower right Sedan Delivery with “Famous” Hurricane is here (blue): 

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And now the trucks from the same period. I don’ have full scans of the bottom two trucks:

  1. The upper left NEW 4WD WILLYS Truck brochure
  2. The upper right NEW 1/2 Ton WILLYS Truck brochure
  3. The lower left is of a French 4WD Willys Truck brochure:
  4. The lower right brochure is a 1951 Willys 4WD Truck Brochure

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Then there is this oddball Willys Delivery Sedan brochure that has the same front as the brochure above, but unfolds differently, is black and white, and has content arranged differently on the interior pages:

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1944 Five Army Auto-Mechanics Courses **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

**SOLD** Scottie has laid claims to these books … 

These five books were published for the military services in May of 1944 and have courses on various aspects of Auto Mechanics. I bought these hoping to find some jeep info, but found none. Still, this may be of interest to some WWII buffs (mostly non-military automobile mechanicals).

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1. C0URSE 1-THE ENGINE – BOOK IS MISSING BACK COVER AND FRONT IS SOILED. NO TORN OR MISSING PAGES.

2. COURSE 2-COOLING, LUBRICATION, AND FUEL SYSTEMS. SOME WATER DAMAGE ON PAGES. BUT COVERS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE. NO TEARS OR MISSING PAGES.

3. COURSE 3-AUTOMATIC ELECTRICITY-WATER DAMAGE AND CREASES ON FRONT AND BACK COVERS-NO TEARS OR MISSING PAGES. BACK COVER HAS A SMALL TEAR.

4. COURSE 4-THE POWER FLOW. MISSING FRONT AND BACK COVERS BUT NO TORN PAGES OR MISSING PAGES.

5. COURSE 5-CHASSIS UNITS. FRONT AND BACK COVERS ARE SOILED BUT NO MISSING OR TORN PAGES.”

 
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1942 War Production Board Father’s Day Poster Bantam BRC-60

The War Production Board produced several different “Father’s Day” posters (other posters at the gov archives), including this one with an illustration of a Bantam BRC-60. It also included a letter, though it’s not clear to me how the letter and poster would have been displayed (newspaper? magazine?). Father’s Day fell on June 21st in 1942.

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Photo of Pouliot’s Dealership w/ Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mike shared this photo that was floating around Facebook. It’s possible that this was a Minnesota dealership, as a few research nibbles seemed to send me there, but I couldn’t confirm anything. I imagine this was taken between 1963-1965, given he models shown.

The photo seems to have been first posted on Facebook here.

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1944 Article on “WAC Jeep Day” in Fort Worth, Texas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Women & Jeeps

This May 18, 1944, article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram describes the upcoming “WAC Jeep Day”. The Fort Worth recruiting team would offer free jeep rides to those women who fit the WAC’s specifications. I’m guessing the women had to be “U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 45 with no dependents, be at least five feet tall, and weigh 100 pounds or more.”

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1946 ‘Come in and Drive a Jeep’ Ad

Instead of qualifying for the WACs, it might have been easier to wait two years and drive a jeep with no strings attached! This ad published in the May 29, 1946, issue of the Knoxville News for the Sam Horne Company shows a woman test driving a jeep.

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1945? Photo of CJ-2 with Compressor

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There’s not specific date for this photo of a CJ-2 sporting a large compressor that’s powering a jack-hammer. This photo is housed at the National Museum of American History.

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1814581

Gelatin silver print, civilian uses for a Jeep - pneumatic tools, 1945-1946. 2013.0327.1256.

Gelatin silver print, civilian uses for a Jeep – pneumatic tools, 1945-1946. 2013.0327.1256.

 
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1960 CJ-5 Lake Orion, MI $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This has a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1841267172699121

“Barn find.Nice running little jeep. Needs full restoration. Has PTO off back.Cash only no trades.”

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1952 M-38 Weatherford, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2020) Runs and drives, but body sounds rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179951393742292

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 Comes with Bill of sale Trail Engine Runs and Drives Trans goes thru all gears Electric fuel pump Not original seats New Brake Lines New Master Cylinder previous owner put thick rubber on the floor with stainless steel plate on top of floor pans for reinforcement, the original floor pans are very rusty The M38 is a 68 yr old it has rust, and is a project. Kinda Rare only 60k produced Also has an Ultra Rare Arctic Top with the doors. Rear hatch also opens up. Appears to be in good condition. I can send more pictures upon request.”

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1949 Jeepster Montgomery, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE Still Available.

(01/01/2021) Appears in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1795291390628678

“Fun car. Head turner for sure. Great parade car. Runs and drives great. It’s 71 years old so it’s got it’s leaks and quirks but easy stuff to manage. New water pump, fuel pump and fuel filter. Three on the tree manual. Seats and top are all in really good shape. I’ve had it serviced in the last year by a mechanic. Trying to get my garage back and ready to play with something else. Serious inquiries only.”

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Year? CJ-2A Graham, TX $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/12/2021) This may have a 3A body and be built from various parts.

https://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/graham-willys-jeep/7259004115.html

“**LOCATED IN GRAHAM, Tx Must pick up there**
Willys Jeep. The body has been bondoed and painted. It has an inline strait four-cylinder and a new carburetor. The tires are in good condition. Plexy glass window comes with it. We are not able to get it to run.”

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1945? VEC? CJ-2A Oklahoma City, OK No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

There’s no price on this and the pics aren’t very helpful, but the rear hubs suggest this could well be a 1945 CJ-2A. Also, the serial number appears to start with a “1”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/232276095287479

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