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Patterson’s in Prosser

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Patterson arrived yesterday on Steve’s trailer (a big thanks to him), but things didn’t go smoothly at first (I will explain more tomorrow).

For example, some days you have to resort to old school carb techniques to make the jeep roll..


While at other times, the jeep rolls on it’s own …2021-05-22-renton-patterson-prosser


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Late 1940s(?) Ad For Lewis Auto Service

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Mike spotted this ad posted by Andy Fuhrman on Facebook. I’d guess it is a late 1940s ad from a Dansville, Virginia, newspaper.  It seems an odd promotion. Is the wink by “Lewis” supposed to mean that you can bet on the jeep breaking down, so bring it in for service today?


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1946 CJ-2A Sunburst, MT $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/24/2020) Has a few mods including an f-head. This may have a Bobcat hood, but I can’t tell for sure.

“Would like to swap my Jeep for a pickup, preferably a 3/4 or 1 ton, preferably a Chevy. Located in Sunburst. ($8500 is LOW book, this until is well above LOW)”






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You may have noticed that regular updates have returned. I hope to keep them going, though I may still need a few more days off than normal.

For example, we discovered yesterday that some of our outlets in the living room didn’t work. Three of them each had their bottom portions of the outlet on a three way switch, but the wiring was never completed. I made them work, but not via the three-ways switches. Whoever wired it, did it oddly, so I bypassed the switches. Because we hope to remodel the living area next year, my fix will do for now.

Our back pasture has three and a half new ‘squatters’ in the form of three cows and a calf. A neighbor offered to managed the back pasture in exchange for keeping his cows there. He rebuilt some sections of the fence and brush-hogged much of the grass. He’s getting a good deal, but, for this summer at least, it’s one less thing I need to manage.

Today I left early for the “west-side” so Steve Carter and I can bring back Patterson. I tried to purchase a cheap electric fuel pump yesterday, as the one on Patterson isn’t working at the moment. I only need it to get Patterson up on the trailer, but neither NAPA nor Autozone was capable of selling me a cheap pump. All the ones they had were 8″ long and $70 or more. That was overkill for what I want. So, I’ll do a simple gravity feed setup.

Progress has slowed on unpacking as Ann hasn’t felt good for a couple days.

We had a few amazing, golden sunsets over the past few days. This place will be a bunch of work for the foreseeable future, but evenings like this make it worth it.



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1945 “Invasion Scenes” Video

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I can’t remember seeing a spare tire being carried on a wire cutter like the jeep shown early in this video.

“Various shots of American jeep and trailer crossing a river on pontoon type raft. It seems that the raft has motor – it is more like a ferry. More vehicles crossing river. More shots of the ferry travelling across with German prisoners. American soldiers escort prisoners ashore.”

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1948 CJ-2A Libby, MT $6500


Looks like this has had some body work on the passenger side.

“All original drivetrain, 4cyl. no leaks, no smoke, runs and drives great. 12v. NO RUST. Solid, reliable jeep.”


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1948 CJ-2A Clovis, CA $4500


No details provided.

“Jeep sits on a CJ 5 frame. Reach out for more details.”

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1948 Truck w/ Tow Package Parker, AZ $6000

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Doesn’t run at the moment.

“1948 Willys tow truck. This has a 228 Studebaker engine that is estimated to be a 1951. Needs restoration. The engine will turn over. Just don’t have time for it.”

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1950 M-38 Sun Valley, CA $18,000


No description provided for this modified M-38.


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1948 CJ-2A Greeley, CO $2250


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2250.

Not sure how much value is here. Appears to be a parts jeep/project.

“1948 CJ2A lots of parts to go with it. Or selling individual parts. PM for more info”


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1953 CJ-3B Butte, MT $1000


Not sure how much value is here.

“Project for Jeep lovers. ‘53 Willy’s Jeep. Complete, just rusty. Will deliver within reason”

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Year? CJ-2A Bassett, NE No Price


It’s a collection of parts at this point.

“Flat fender willys jeeps part. Have a lotta parts and accessories.”

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CJ-3B Buggy Green Valley, AZ $5900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/03/2021) Looks like it is a project.

“It has new motor lots off new parts just purchased the tires”

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The Huffman Hub Company of Albuquerque, NM

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UPDATE IV: Well how about this …. There was an early Huffman hub that didn’t have the fancy ‘weapon-looking’ topper (as seen in the pics below). Instead, a cylindrical key was supplied to help select whether the hub was engaged or not. This ad is from the September 1962 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine.



UPDATE III (May 17, 2020): In September of 1964 the Huffman Hub company posted this full-page ad in Four Wheeler Magazine —


September 1964 Four Wheeler Magazine


(UPDATE II: Finally got a look at the 1967 article about Floyd Huffman that appeared in the August 20, 1967, issue of the Albuquerque Journal (pg 28):

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1941 Slat Grille Pics

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These pics featuring the newly designed jeep appeared in the December 05, 1941, issue of the Ithaca Journal, two days before Pearl Harbor. I feel bad for those women having work the line in a dress and high heels.

The blurb below states:

THE JEEP TAKES ITS PLACE IN ARMY AND IN DICTIONARY: Officially designated as “quarter-ton four-by-four trucks,” but known to the U.S. Army as jeeps, the fast little scout cars, being turned out by thousands to serve as liaison between advanced mechanized units and infantry follow-ups, now are recognized as among the most important contributions of modern American assembly-line methods to the service. Powered with a 63-horsepower, four-cylinder engines, the jeep has a four-wheel drive, can carry three men and a machine gun, and can tow a heavy-calibre anti-tank gun. The pictures, illustration jeep production and testing, were made at the Willys-Overland plant in Toledo, Ohio. Left (in our case top): Women employees at work on a jeep assembly line. In the rear is an assembly line of civilian cars. Center: The cars being tested on the proving-ground. At right (in our case at the bottom): Negotiating an open field choke with heavy brush.

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1940s Kits for Installing a Jeep Engine in Other Vehicles

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This Northwestern Auto Parts and Wilenskey Auto parts ads in the January 05, 1947, issue of the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis highlighted engine kits that allowed a jeep engine and transmission (which was included with the purchase), along with the necessary mountings, to be installed into certain Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet vehicles. I wasn’t aware there were kits design to do this.

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1948 CJ-2A Henderson, NV $28,500


It looks like lots of time and money was put into this.

“PRICE IS 28,500…AWEOME 48 willys 4.3 chevy v6. Jeep was built in 07.. Me and the wife are selling because we want to buy property in another state.. or would t sell it..has 4 JBL bluetooth speakers for music. Fuel injected..factory jeep winch and factory jeep 2 lever transfer case. Power steering and power brakes as well..serious inquires dont message me just to ask a bunch of questions.. I daily drive this jeep again wanting property so have to sell”

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1947 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $13,000


This jeep has a variety of updates.

“1947 Willys CJ2A Chevy 283. Asking $13,000 obo. New tires. Comes with a hard top. New Painless Performance Wiring and lots of other maintenance recently done. Great jeep. Need to sell to fund another project.”

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1948 CJ-2A North Bend, OR $10,000


Includes a trailer.

“1948 Willys jeep CJ2A · Other_body_style · Driven 30,000 miles 1948 Willys jeep runs great and is clean. Price includes military trailer.”

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1951 CJ-3A Bend, OR $8500


UPDATE :Price dropped to $8500.

(05/03/2021) Has various updates.

“1951 jeep willys with 1965 corvette 327 with upgrades,close racio muncie 4speed(rebuilt) new-hydraulic throwout bearing and clutch,tires,wheels,exhaust,cobeau seats,dana 44 with detroit locker(rebuilt)”


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1953 CJ-3A Sacramento, CA $4000


It’s a project; engine is out.

“The motor is not in it will have to be towed away…. 1953 Willys jeep has a Ford 302 V8 T90 Transmission and T-case. Extra axles 33 inc tires Great for hunting rock crawling if put a lil love in it. 4000$ I’m not the owner I’m helping a friend out by posting it for him. Jeep I located in the Sac area”

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1948 CJ-2A Brentwood, CA $6000


Doesn’t run.

“Mostly original, back seat, front wench, pink slip on non op. Not running”

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1949 CJ-3A Turlok, CA $7000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(03/16/2021) Doesn’t run, but might be worth a look. I doubt the seller is serious about the listed price.

“Turns over. No idea. Non-op.”

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1953 CJ-3B Boulder City, NV Make Offer


UPDATE: Now the seller is accepting offers. Was listed at $16,000. Front tires are flat.

“Very clean Original motor”

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Year? MB? Redding, CA $2499


No title. Unsure how much value is here. It does have a set of Watson hubs.

“1947? Willys Jeep. No engine and comes with some extra parts. It has not been registered in decades, and the title is missing. I was told it is a 43, but I’m not a jeep expert and several people have told me it is 46 up. I don’t know how to confirm this. Your guess is likely better than mine. It could be fun for someone who has more time than I but it’s a project I can’t find the time to dig into.”

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