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Boomer Needs Snow Plow Info

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, wanted

Our good friend Boomer plans to do some snow plowing to help out his Minnesota neighbors. Rather than plow driveways (too much shit to hit, he says) he will open up all his neighbor’s curb cuts.

He’s snagged a Western plow blade attachment, but he still needs the blade. Does anyone have suggestions what blade length he should seek? 6′ or 7′ or 8′ or something else?


1961 Western Snow Plow Brochure:



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LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler $49.99

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Bill shared the news that Jeep and Lego have partnered ups ro a LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler. It will be available Jan. 1, 2021. With 665 parts, it will take some time to assembler.


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The “Very Mobile” Bath and Laundry Unit

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

(Originally Posted October 21, 2010): It’s easy to forget about the logistical challenges faced by the military to cover simple needs of the military. Showering in the field is one such example. A New Zealand-focused site has a page on the history of mobile laundry and baths from 1914-1990. Canada also had similar mobile services. How frequently such services actually appeared in the field is less clear to me, especially given the lack of photos of this equipment.

Back in 2010 I came upon the model below, which appeared on a new defunct website. The site showed how the builder created the model mobile bath.

The builder, Dave, had based his model on the picture below. In his post, he notes that the Jeep “was stationed in  Germany in 1945 with the 2nd Battalion, The Kensingtons, 49th Division, Transport Centre, Iserlohn, Ruhr“.

This 1954 example out of France shows a mobile laundry unit of some type. This photo (page from book?) is for sale on eBay. The auction title is “Jeep transport laundry collective”.


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Kaiser Willys Guard Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury spotted this unusual item. It’s pretty small. The starting bid price is $50. I’m not sure what the value should be; the seller isn’t all the sure either.

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“Here we have an original ~ “OBSOLETE” VINTAGE KAISER-WILLYS GUARD HAT BADGE ~ that was recently acquired out of a Toledo, Ohio estate. I would imagine that this is a fairly hard badge to find. We could not find any other examples like it for sale. It measures approximately 1 7/8 inches tall by 1 3/8 inches wide. The over all condition is pretty decent with a few scratches from age and use and it does not have the little nut that screws on to hold it to the hat.  Original untouched as found condition. Would make for a nice addition to any advanced collection.”

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Upgraded L/F-134 Engine Mounts $59.99

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Thanks to Aaron for alerting me about these engine mounts. Ian Liljeblad, the builder of Big Willy, sells these L-head and F-head 134 engine-mount upgrades. They look like a good idea to me.



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Kelly Hardtop for CJ-5 Yucca Valley, AZ $1500


Looks good as new.

“Vintage Kelly Hard Top with Doors for 55-71 CJ5. Completely refurbished. Powdercoated white, new glass seals. all hardware is there. These are rare, mine’s clean.”

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1948 CJ-2A Raymond, CA $10,000


Unclear if it includes the trailer or not. Has a mixed set of rims and tires.

“1948 jeep cj2a with PTO wench
runs good”


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1954 CJ-3B Tucson, AZ $11,000


The steps have been lengthened on both sides and the tailgate removed.

“FOR SALE: 1954 CJ 3B. Original engine. Frame-off restoration and current refresh. Less than 275 miles on complete engine rebuild. Runs and drives great. Owner recently retired and is ready to travel. No time for toys. Have $19K in receipts, full documentation with purchase. Includes Ramsey power take off winch. Hard to find option. $11,000 OBO”

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1947 CJ-2A Huntington Beach, CA $12,500


This jeep has a variety of updates.

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“So it’s time for me to sell my favorite toy. I’ve had this little red Jeep for a couple years now and it’s been a blast. The 78 Buick V6 is a beast in such a little vehicle. The Dana axles are strong and make this thing fun to run on any street or trail. The 33” tires aren’t huge but they’re no rinky dink spares either. The chrome wheels make this thing at home at any hot rod meet up or rigs and coffee too.

It’s got an original Warn 8274 winch with a steel cable. People have offered me a grand just for that, but I won’t separate them. It’s got a flat tow set up bolted on, you can leave it on or remove it quickly. I’ll also include my Willys Tonka truck with it. I bought it from an antique toy seller just to keep these together, always thought it was a cool little deal. Continue reading

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1950 M-38 Hemet, CA $12,000


Has updates.

“1950 Willys M38 Jeep. Jeep runs great. Super fun to cruise around town or go off-roading in. Brand new leather top. Many new parts. Fires right up. Have priced them out in this condition and they’re $15K-$25K. $12K takes It”

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1964 FC-150 Baton Rouge, LA $2500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2020) It’s a project.

“Jeep FC-150 Project No title. Came from Alabama Has rear fenders in the bed. Drivetrain is complete. Engine turns over by hand. Located off Perkins Rd in Baton Rouge. Can assist with loading.”

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5 15″ Rims off a CJ-3B Gold Hill, OR $300

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Someone was looking for rims like these.

“5 original wheels with good traction tires from a 1953 Willys cj3b jeep.
Will fit 2a 3a 3b and cj5.
5 on 5 1/2 steel wheels–15 inch-ORIGINAL.

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $19,900


No photos included in the ad.

“952 M38 (MC35123). Frame off restoration. 24v (12v ignition). Includes locking hubs, directionals, rifle rack, 24v distributor, wires and spark plugs.”

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Johnny Lightening Pearl Harbor Day of Infamy Toy Navy Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This toy seems appropriate for today. Thanks to Mark for forwarding it.

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1953 Metamet Parts Catalog

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

This rare Metamet catalog came from the UK via eBay. I had hoped there would be information and pics in side about the twelve different style of jeeps sold by Metamet, but this truly only covers the parts. The best part of this might be the back page, which lists the different jeeps. The catalog also has some well-done diagrams.

This is the cover:


This is the back cover, which is slightly longer than the rest of the catalog. On the left is a list of the Metamet jeeps:


Here’s the inside of the front cover, followed by the pages in order:

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FC-170 Smoke Ejector Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

Roger shared this color photo of a Chicago Fire Department FC-170 designed to eject smoke. It was posted to this Fire Engine Facebook group. This appears to be engine #1.chicago-fc-color-photo-smoke-ejector

A similar black and white photo was printed in the February 1969 issue of Popular Science. This appears to be engine #2.


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1952-1963 Wagon & Pickup Parts, Accessories, & Bulletin Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Documents, Features

This collection of literature also includes some J-Series documents as well. It’s hard to tell if this is mostly just a manual or a large number of Bulletins.

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“Willys Jeep Dealer Manual 1952-1963 Parts & Accessories & Bulletins.”






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2 CJ-5 Smokey Saucers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

These look like the same type of saucers that I got off ebay a couple months ago.

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“Up for sale is a PAIR of new old stock, in the box Willys Jeep CJ5 coasters (possibly ashtrays or small plates).  They are in perfect, brand new never used condition, but the box has some water staining on the corner of it.  There are no identifying marks that show a manufacturer on them, but they certainly are vintage, most likely from the 1950’s.  I’m assuming they were some sort of dealer or manufacturer promotional item.  They show a detailed picture of a light green colored Willys Jeep CJ5 on smoked colored glass and they measure about 4-1/2″ in diameter.”


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1955 Truck Ventura, CA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Nice looking build.

“1956 Willys Pickup 4WD, 327 Chevrolet Engine. Frame off Rebuild by Previous Owner/Willys Enthusiast.”


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1949 CJ-3A Altona, IL $5500


Modified and converted to 2WD. Note the trimmed tailgate across the front frame rails.

“This sweet little open air cruiser has been converted to 2 wheel drive. It has 4cyl. Chevy motor, automatic transmission, Mustang 2 front end, and a S-10 rear end, new front tires and a fresh alignment.”

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1940s Hobart Welder Catawba, NC $925

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This looks in good shape. It also has a 110 volt outlet.

“1940’s Hobart G-261 welder. Good running Jeep CJ2A industrial engine. Purchased several months ago at an estate auction where it had been neglected in back corner of a garage for decades. Rubbed on it a little, installed new battery, poured water in radiator and in just a short time it started. Engine sounds great, good oil pressure. No water leaks, no oil leaks. Still working out kinks. Gas tank needs good clean out, will require sheet metal removal and I just have not gotten revved up for that yet. Have not tried to weld, have not attempted to test for weld current output. Have plugged a grinder in to 110 volt outlet and that did work.”

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4 Kelsey Hayes 15×4.5″ Rims Bellevue, ID $200

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

These look in good shape. They came off of a 1960 FC-170.

“Early vintage Willys Jeep 5 lug steel wheels. Set of four, 15” wheels. Sandblasted clean, no cracks one with small wrinkle on rim lip. One with hub cap clips. Stamped 15×4.50 E with 59 and 60, dates? Off 1960 Jeep Forward Control, I upsized to 16” rims.”


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Warn Hub Parts Franklin Park, PA $80


Some Warn hub parts.

“various complete hubs and hub parts Ford/jeep and at least two sets of Warn hubs extra gears housings”


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MB and CJ-2A Projects Kent Island, MD


No pics provided. Maybe something or maybe nothing.

“Multiple project frames, body, engines, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, wheels, tires, miscellaneous parts for MB and CJ2. Text for more info and photos, six 1 zero four zero 5 72 nine 0. Make me an offer on individual bits or come haul it all away (preferably). My interests have moved on. Would like to part with these hard to come by original components to clear out shop space and clutter, did I mention MAKE ME AN OFFER! All will be considered.”

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Year? M-274A5 Hancock, NY $9500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Runs and drives.


“A vintage U.S. Military M274 1/2 Ton, 4X4 or “Carrier, Light Weapons, Infantry, 1/2 ton, 4×4”, also known as the “Mule”, “Military Mule”, or “Mechanical Mule” for sale in upstate New York.

4-wheel drive, gasoline-powered truck/tractor vehicle that can carry up to 1/2 tons off-road. 2WS (Wheel Steering) with wide fender kit. Well maintained. Runs well. Great for hunting adventures this fall.”