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Year? GPW Kennewick, WA $1100

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1100.

(04/28/2021) It’s supposed to include four combat rims, so there may be value here.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/richland-ww2-willys-mb-jeep/7325960760.html

“WW2 Jeep rough, disassembled, modified, fairly complete, no title. Bill of sale only. I was told it’s a Ford GPW, but may be a Willys. Frame is boxed and reinforced for 289 Ford V8 engine transplant. 289 is included, condition unknown, plus adapter to Jeep transmission. A WW2 Jeep expert told me the axles, transmission, and transfer case are postwar. But, has 4 original combat rims. Dash and firewall have many non-stock holes. One seat only. Includes top bows, windshield, diamond plate running boards, most of the gauges. I have boxes of parts that go with it. Great project Jeep: I don’t have time and need the space. I got this from the high school friend of the guy who modified it, and he said it was a holy terror for burning rubber.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rocklin, CA $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Looks in good shape. It was previously listed in Portland.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/rocklin-1948-willys-cj2a-4×4/7326300067.html

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“1948 Willys split window Jeep

4 cylinder
3 speed
4×4 manual hubs
Seat belts
Roll bar
Converted to 12 volt

Fun to drive
Runs good
Very nice condition

Currently registered
Clean title in my name”

 
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Jeopardy and a Jeep Book by Dorothy Rogers

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: Ashley Giordano has published a well-written synopsis of the book Jeopardy and a Jeep for Expedition Portal: https://expeditionportal.com/jeopardy-and-a-jeep-africa-conquered-by-two-women-professors/

She also shared this article from April 27, 1954, that was published in the Cape Argus newspaper out of South Africa:

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Published Feb 28, 2021: According to the November 24, 1957, issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, this book was published in November of 1957 (previously, the date hadn’t been clear).

The December 08, 1957, issue of the Birmingham News included an article on Dr. Rogers’ new book. Apparently, Rogers was a former teacher in Alabama.

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Originally Published September 25, 2012:

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Kelly Manufacturing’s Safari and 23-Series Tops

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: The September 1962 issue of Four Wheeler included a full page ad for its new hardtop and half-top designs. The magazine included both a full-page ad and a short article. Given this info, it looks like the top redesign was introduced during the summer of 1962.

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Originally Published July 7, 2020: Sometime in the early 1960s, Kelly Manufacturing altered the design of its angular full and half hardtops. The new tops eliminated some of the horizontal bevels and the flat back design for a slightly more elegant design; but, the tops did retain the angled top-side that was so recognizable (As I don’t have much knowledge on any interior changes, this post will stick to the major exterior differences) (See Kelly’s connection to Beck and Kemco and an early Kelly brochure) (Also see CJ-3B page Beck and Kelly histories)

Interestingly enough, Kelly branded the Flatfender  tops as 23-series, but not the CJ-5 tops. Here’s a 1962 Kelly brochure that highlights a wide variety of the rear-angled design for both the CJ-5 and the flatfenders, along with the model numbers:

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To make the differences more clear, let’s take a look at the early Kelly design (these early hardtops were also marketed by the Berg’s as JeepKing hardtops). Notice the horizontal bevels along the driver’s side rear and on the rear latch. Also note the flat vertical back of the hardtop.

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Cardboard Display Jeep With Various Drinks

• CATEGORIES: Features

Dave Meyer posted this jeep-themed cardboard display to Facebook. It contained Body Armor, Monster, and other drinks. I believe he spotted this in Florida. Anyone else run across this?

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1944 “Invasion Scenes” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This silent collection of videos sent by John includes footage of a jeep carrying General Eisenhower.

“Several shots of the American soldiers clearing debris in heavily bombed area. Various shots of convoy of jeeps driving through town streets, heavily bombed buildings in background. Jeep stops and General Eisenhower (Ike) gets out of jeep and enters a house. Ike leaving house with several other officers. They stand on doorstep talking. There is a three star General with Ike, possibly General Bradley. Ike puts coat on and lights cigarette, he chats a bit more, gets into jeep and leaves.”

This silent video also contains a number of scenes featuring Eisenhower:

“Various shots of General Dwight D Eisenhower presenting medals to American soldiers. Ike gives them a shot pep talk. Shots of General Eisenhower and other senior officers looking over map.

Ike and others arrive in jeep. Different angle of medal presentation and Ike’s pep talk to the men. Eisenhower climbs into jeep and leaves.

Various shots of Eisenhower talking with American officers.

Various shots of American field artillery being fired.

Shots of Troops advancing behind tanks across field. Tanks move into wooded area, possibly an orchard. Soldiers follow up behind them.

American troops with a bulldozer crush a crashed German Messerschmitt ME 109 plane. CU American star symbol painted over German cross on small tank.

Various shots of building with German abandoned staff cars.

Various shots of the broken remains of German aircraft (possibly wooden mock ups) at captured airfield in France.”

 
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Kaiser Jeep Cafeteria Tray on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Chris spotted this Kaiser Jeep cafeteria tray on eBay. It’s price at $50, plus $30 shipping.

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“Kaiser Motors Jeep Cafeteria Tray Toledo Vintage 1950s

Fiberglass Composite Material. Condition is “Used”

From the employee cafeteria Kaiser Jeep Assembly Plant in Toledo Ohio after the Kaiser & Willys Motors merger in the early 1950s

Unique piece of Auto Memorabilia Both SiLite trays and Jeep memorabilia items are both highly collectible

Marked of back by manufacture of the tray (white lettering hard to see in photo)

SiLite
Chicago Illinois USA
H-10″

 
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1955 Wagon Inwood, wV $9000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This seems a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/302138254739145

“1955 jeep whilly panel wagan clean title no damage no accidents not sure about the miles not at vehicle right now, automatic trans,350 engine new tires new battery runs an handles great can be seen by appointment gives me time to get to vehicle”

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1958 Delivery Sedan Madison, ME $14,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/145398100965067

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1951 CJ-3A New Haven, KY $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No title at the moment.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4078191588938228

“1951 jeep willys cj-3 2.2l Jeep willys engine transmission manual works great 4×4 . .this is a fun old jeep Cheaper than a side by side . Great for the woods hunting, or farm No title but have the forms to get one.”

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Year? CJ-5 Cameron, WV $400

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The Meyer half top may be worth the cost of the whole jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/259140359345245

“Old jeep cj rolling chassis, not sure on the year”

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1957 FC-150 King, NC $800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It’s a rusty project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458714108556481/

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“Hello Everyone. I’m posting my 57 Jeep FC for sale. I have way to many projects going on so I’m thinning the garage out. I really hate to sell it but it is neccessary and would really like it to go to a good home. I purchased it about a year ago or so. As you can tell it’s been out in the elements and has been treated pretty roughly unnecessarily. She is very rough but is at least a foundation for a build. I really liked what roam auto did with there FC. If you have a way with metal it is possible to fix the cab and even swap it to another frame. Here are the basics: 1957 Jeep FC 170 226 hurricane inline 6 No title! Bill of sale only. 6ft wide, bumper to bumper 15ft Let the pictures be the best description!”

 
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1963 CJ-6 Reading, PA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/13/2021) Includes a half and full top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/932320107610902

“1963 willys cj6 Brand new wheels abd bfg tires. Comes with a half top and a full top Includes trailer brake controller (brakes work but could probably use bled again) Jeep runs drives and stops. Title is clear and in hand in my name. Actual mileage is unknown. Will consider trades for dual sport motorcycle, World War Two items, side by sides and others.”

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1949 CJ-3A Big Stone Gap, VA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2021) Looks like the steps have been rebuilt. Has a few updates plus a roll cage.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/807347920178576/

“Make Offer? 1949 Willys Jeep 3A Everything in good shape. Newer top,tires, rebuilt carburetor.$8,000 Make Offer?”

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1952 Photo of Jeeps in an Issue of National Geographic

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images

The January 1952 issue of National Geographic included an expansive article on the King Ranch in Texas, which at the time was America’s largest ranch. One of the photos included in the article showed a CJ-3A (in black) and a CJ-2A (in green) towing farm implements.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Justin Locke using Kodachrome.

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Circa 1945? Danish-Made British Paratrooper Jeeps on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Anyone know anything about these unusual wood carvings? The buy-it-now price is $140, but the seller will take offers. They don’t look very big, but look pretty interesting.

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“3 model Jeeps with British Paratroopers. Probably made just after WWII when British Soldiers were extremely popular in Denmark. No factory given. Could be kitchen made, or prison work.”

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Delaware Jeep Surf Fishing License Plate on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

With tags dating to 2005, this used plate probably hasn’t been on a vehicle in a while.

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“Deleware Division Of Parks & Recreation Surf Fishing License Plate Jeep Willys. Condition is “Used”.”

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1945 “Invasion Scenes” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

There are multiple jeeps that appear in this video, but more interesting is how youthful the German prisoners look, some as young as young teens. It’s one thing to read about this, but another thing to see their faces.

“Various shots of civilian refugees walking along road, American Military Police on side of road. Various shots of boy soldiers (very young) marching along road with American jeep leading them. The boys sitting on railway platform. Several close up shots of boys talking to American soldier, eating, smiling to camera.

Several shots of American soldiers on a lorry on empty road, men firing at plane flying overhead.

Long shot of a small town with river in the middle and hills around.

Burning lorry on side of road, vehicles moving past. German prisoners being rounded – some women amongst them. Several shots of dead bodies scattered on ground. American soldiers search and question German women prisoners.”

 
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Year? Dictograph Ad Featuring Willys-Overland on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad cites Willys-Overland’s use of the Dictograph as part of an advertising campaign. Given the war references, this was likely printed between 1942-1945.

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“This is a vintage original ad, not a copy or reproduction. Neatly removed from magazine. Would look beautiful framed. Measures 10 and 1/2 by 14 inches”

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1950 CJ-3A Roseville, IL eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The seller has the starting bid price at $3000, which seems a good price. It appears to run and drive. It’s also got a Meyers hardtop with the Meyers industries label, which means the top may pre-date the companies relationship with Sears/Allstate.

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“1950 Willys CJ2 Jeep. Condition is used. This jeep is a great barn find, clean title, ask questions”

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1951 CJ-3A Dundas, IL $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Nice.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1132364997265388

“Complete frame off restoration done in 2015. Only has 1140miles since restoration. It has been converted to 12v,Engine and transmission rebuilt, all new leaf springs, brake system, wiring, gauges, starter, alternator, tires are new 7.00-16 NDT including matching spare, installed new soft top assembly, had seats reupholstered, he has over $16,000 in receipts for all the parts and pieces. It runs like a top”

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1953 CJ-3A Hudsonville, MI $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

This looks fun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/844958499442461

“1953 Jeep built for Silver lake. Frame has beet stretched and boxed, custom roll cage, fresh rebuild 355 sbc, 350 hp, turbo 400 trans, 4k stall, 4.55 rear gear. Full Suspension done by GFW reverse Deaver springs, and fox shocks. Rips across the sand and I have over 20k invested. Asking 8500. 00 OBO.”

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1960 CJ-3B Balsam Grove, NC $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/386833342588604

“Mechanically restored. New Tires, Brakes/Brake Lines, Carburetor, Fuel Tank, Battery, GM Alternator, Seats, Dash Instruments, Steering Wheel, Wiper Arms/Blades, Engine Rebuilt, New Clutch. Needs some body work. Runs. Owned by one family since 1973. Orig generator available. Tow Bar conveys. Clean title”

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1950 CJ-3A Maryland Heights, MO $12,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/17/2021) This CJ-3A looks in good shape.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ctd/d/saint-louis-1950-willys-jeep/7320146635.html

or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/140276141476567

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“***VERY RARE 1950 WILLYS JEEP***
OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00 AM TILL 6:00 PM
AND SATURDAY 9:00 AM TILL 3:00 PM
***RESTORED NOT ACTUAL MILES***”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lee Center, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a few mods, but looks solid. Nice early half cab with custom windshields.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3862484917153238

“1946 Willys Jeep with plow, under 21000.0 miles. Has been in storage for the last four years ( barn Queen ). Don’t use, only reason for sale. Also a show winner, best in class. Asking $10,000 OBO”

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