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Sidebars and Netting Done; Frame Washed

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: The weather was perfect, cloudy, not so hot, and windless, for painting the chassis outside. 

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It’s been a busy few days. I completed the sidebars and netting, then washed the frame. It’s drying awaiting a new coat of paint. While I’d prefer to disassemble and properly clean and paint everything, that’s just not possible at this point.

There’s nothing much fancy about the side bars. A bolt secures the back of the bar and acts as the pivot point. A 3/8’s pin holds the front in place and is pulled to release the bar so a person can enter/exit the jeep. The netting is held in place at the front by a seat belt buckle. Undo that, then pull the bottom bar forward slightly, and the bottom of the net comes loose, then a person can swing the netting onto the top. (note, this phone was taken before I welded a short horizontal tube which will hold the back of the top netting bar in place .. the orange clamp was just to figure out where the tube should go).


With the bars and netting done, the mods are pretty much complete. Now, to clean, paint, and assembly. Hopefully, everything goes back to gather as it did before …

Here’s the chassis a little cleaner. My goal is simply to cover the green and paint the bare metal.

The front tires will go on some aluminum rims, while there will be desert dogs in the back. The back rims remain undecided. I’d rather not use the hurricane finned rims for the rear, but don’t want to crack them. I have some other aluminum rims for the back, but they are six lug, while the rear axle is now a five lug drum.

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Electronic Model Jeep Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Frank shared this video showing the creation of a small jeep that can drive and park under its own power.


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Carnival Ride Jeep Ford City, PA $225

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Steve shared this amusement ride kiddie jeep that’s for sale. It looks like it was once part of one of these kiddie carnival rides: see video –>

“FOR SALE: A RARE VINTAGE WILLYS JEEP AMUSEMENT PARK/CARNIVAL RIDE/ KIDDIE RIDE. From The 1950’s & 1060’s. Heavy Steel Construction. The Steering Is Controlled By The Front Bar. Pretty Solid except For Some Rust Hole Spots On Rear. No Damage. Restore It Or Use As Is. Last Photo Is Of One I found On Internet That Looks Pretty Close To It.”

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Pedal Jeep and Matching Trailer Watseka, IL $2000

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Tom shared this nice looking combo of pedal jeep and matching trailer. I can’t remember seeing a trailer that matched a pedal jeep.

“Purchased in Branson, MO. came from a museum. Excellent ’50’s pedal car Jeep with matching trailer. Looks like the originals from WW2 or Korean Wars. Perfect for the military collector.”

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1945 GPW El Sobrante, CA $15,000


It would be great if the seller has an original photo of the jeep in the box, but of course note everyone had access to a camera in 1946.

“My friend bought this in 1946 surplus in a wood box. I bought it 3-4 years ago. We rebuilt the engine ,trany, transfer case, radiator, all new brakes drives and runs great 6 volt I kept it as origanal as i could I had to buy a new block from Kiser Willys but I kept the old block stamped GPW I have alot of origanal part also jack, pump, hand crank, bucket, seat springs, trailer lights by”

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1957 CJ-5 Stevens, PA $7000


Chris spotted this nice looking CJ-5. If that is the original body, it sure is in good shape.

“1957 Willys Jeep CJ5 4×4. Motor F-154 Hurricane. 3 Speed Manual. Good condition. Price is firm. Title in hand. Ad will be taken down when sold. No holds. First come, first serve.”

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M-678 & M-679 North Carolina $30k for the pair

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

You pretty much never seen these two models sold at all, let alone together! Seller notes he also has a M-676 for sale.

“1964 M678 van and a 1965 M679 ambulance. Both have been sitting in the woods of NC for 45+ years. Project FCs that are rough but rare and worth saving. Both still have the Cerlist 2 stroke 3 cylinder diesel and come with the transmission and transfer case. Each has a NC title that will transfer legally. They do not run and will require extensive restoration but the owner(s) will be part of an exclusive club!

The ambulance has about 3400 miles. It still contains the rear fold down side bench and the top medic light.

The van has about 3900 miles and what looks to be a full set of rear crew seats. The dog house cover is included.
$16,000 each or $30,000 for the pair.

We still have an M676 left with the Cerlist if someone is interested in a three M series package deal.

This is the M-679 (ambulance):

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This is the M-678 Truck Carryall:

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1966 CJ-6 Upland, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,500.

Looks in good shape.

“Very original with new paint and zero rust. Dauntless Buick V6 and 3 speed transmission. The Jeep runs and drives great. I got so far with the restoration and ran out of steam so there are just a few things left to do,like resealing the transfer case and new exhaust gaskets along with other minor details. It comes with nice spare and I have the title in hand.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Kansas City, MO $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/27/2023) Lots of original Surrey here. It’s a project for sure.

“1960 Surrey real deal
Needs lots of work
Found in Hawaii was used as airport shuttle in 60s
Seats are removed very bad condition
Located in Kansas City
Wheels and tires do not go with but the original set does used these for rollers
Also I have correct tops and seat covers material in all colors extra cost
Hub cap are available but at extra cost”

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1946 CJ-2A Kubota Diesel Swap Bemidji, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000.

Greg shared this recently rebuilt CJ-2A with a Kubota diesel swap.

“‘46 CJ2A, Overland Diesel turbo kubota kit, champion aluminum radiator, electric fan, Rancho 2.5 lift with shocks and springs, new tub, custom fuel tank & extended seats back for more room, new wheels/tires, GM disc conversion, wilwood master cylinders and hydraulic slave for clutch, all braided stainless lines and AN fittings, raptor lined inside tub, wilwood swing pedals, autometer gauges, rebuilt T90/Dana 18 with proper fluids, knuckles gone through with proper grease, stock axles had bearings/seals replaced, stock rear drums, stock steering box with fluid changed and changed tie rod setup to more common setup in place of y-link setup, much more predictable steering. Body is painted with matte clear. Have extra old T84 and other MB axles if wanted. Need rebuilding.

Still needs seat covers, windshield frame, brake lights, and speedometer but would negotiate including those in sale for right price. Since building this has sat in my cabin garage and only put maybe 20 test miles.”

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1942 MB Bainbridge Island, Wa $2995

• CATEGORIES: MB, Ordnance - Remanufactureing

This is a British contract jeep and was remanufactured by Allison, so who knows what parts were substituted during that process. Looks like an interesting pone.

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“1942 Willys BRT MB Jeep – DOD 3/17/42 – MB128189 (BRT – British Contract Jeep)

Made appox two weeks after the last Slat Grill, this jeep has many slat grill features. It went through a rebuild program by Allison Steel in Phoenix Arizona in Feb, 1945 based on the rebuild tag attached to the dash. They used all sort of parts. A slat grill tub, with lots of Ford parts and pieces too. The DOD (3/17/42) would indicate it was a pressed grill jeep with a glove box. A fairly rare & early jeep.

There are no Ford stampings on the frame, so it’s definitely a Willys. The frame data plate is missing up front; however, there is still a rivet (which can be felt from behind) where the frame plate once was. There is some rust and bubba modifications where plates were welded to the floor, a tail gate was installed, etc. but the data plates are original.

The grill is the early type with no indentation on top. It has a Ford transmission with right side drain plug. Passenger side fender and passenger seat are F marked as well. Driver seat is a slat based on the split at top. Axles appear to be the early type. Rubber hood blocks, all 4 combat rims (although rusted and not for use). It also comes with three (3) older NDT Cooper tires which are not mounted. Four inner tubes are included and all go with the jeep. Engine is a CJ and most likely seized.

Additional photos upon request.

I don’t want to part it out, so it’s being sold as-is. There is no title, but will come with a bill of sale. The jeep rolls so could be easily put on a trailer.”

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Wagons and Trucks Montrose, CO

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

This seller has a variety of wagons and trucks for sale, though none run.

“Parkway conversion, 4 wheel drive “Maverick”, complete trucks and parts trucks.”

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1942 MB East Wenatchee, WA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/15/2023) Could be worth a look. It has a variety of mods.

“1942 Willys Jeep. Rebuilt 302 motor with under 400 miles on it. Good tires, full soft top, brand new Summit racing steering column”

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1959? FC-170 Fallbrook, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

The bumper mounted radiator is a daring strategy!

“1950s not sure the year 4×4 302 ford motor turns No papers”

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Year? CJ-3B Roseburg, OR $2750


TJ shared this “highly” modified 3B.

“1953 cj3b tub on a 75 cj5 frame. No title bill of sale only. Main components are there needs motor put back in tranny is still in the Jeep. Has 3 link in the front. With fox air shocks. The Jeep is definitely an off-road toy. Just needs put back together mainly looking to sell but will trade depending on what you have. Make an offer.”

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1951 CJ-3A Quincy, WA $9500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

(06/14/2021) This has lots of updates.

“1951 Willy’s Flat Fender 231 Buick V-6 25K miles on new rebuilt! 350 Automatic Riding on 35” tires Has tons of new stuff! Too much money invest in this rig, don’t use it anymore everything works! Clean tittle in hand, ONLY trade I’ll take is for a dump truck! Shoot me a message if you have any questions thanks! ”

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1947 CJ-2A Peshastin, WA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(06/20/2023) Has a Ford Pinto engine that runs, but needs a tune.

“Willys jeep Power steering Fitted for a snow plow. Still have plow (hydraulic) It has a fire pinto engine in it. Runs fairly good. Needs tune up.”

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Sept 1960 Ad and Merch Bulletin

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

I believe this is the first Advertising and Merchandise Bulletin that I have owned (or even seen). I bought several of these together on eBay. The particular one details the “600 series” of tri-fold brochures available during 1960 (which is one of those nagging issues I’ve always wondered about .. how many brochures were made). So, this answers that question. There were only 13 in that series.

When I get a chance, I’ll add links of images to this post.

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Year? Model? Tillamook, OR $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

TJ spotted this cool old flattie equipped with a tow rigging. I wish there were a few more pics of this creation.

“1942 agra jeep tow truck, PTO winch system. It’s been sitting long time doesn’t run fully welded cab with doors tow hitch.  I have the tow bar for the back for the tow truck part. No I will not trade.”

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1953 Truck Prineville, OR $5800

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

It runs and I don’t see any obvious rust.

“1953 Willys pickup $5,800 OBO This truck runs great! It has a willys L161 straight 6 engine. Clear title in hand.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Mena, AR $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/15/2023) This has full floaters, the early windshield, and indents, so it could be a ’45. It also has a rear PTO setup and Koenig hardtop.

“Willys 1945MB CJ2A.Starts,runs,and stops.New brake wheel cyls,shoes,master cyl,starter,carb,fuel pump,alternator,and fuel tank.HasPTO assy mounted on rear bumper with floor shift.Very nice hardtop with metal doors and roll up windows.Back window of top missing.”

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1958 CJ-3B Ardmore, OK $4500


Replacement body?

“New carb. New starter. New alternator. New battery”

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Stainless CJ-3B Body North Carolina

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, stainless/jewels

This appeared in the “Vintage willys parts cj2a, cj3a, cj3b, cj5” group on Facebook.

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1947 CJ-2A North Tonawanda, NY $5000


The body is a bit rough. It may need a closer look.

“1947 CJ2A. Tires, Battery, Coil, Points, Condenser, Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap, Choke Cable all new. Rebuilt Carb. Previously posted while it wasn’t running. Reposted now I got it running (see video) DM for serious inquires $5,000 Cash/Certified Check”

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1948 Jeepster Portland, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

TJ shared this project.

“1948 Willys Jeepster. Been in storage for many years. Has the drivetrain from a 1961 Ford wagon. 292Y block, auto and rear end. It was running and the transmission shifts into and out of gear. That was what I was told a few years ago when I bought it. Body if fairy solid for the year. Will need a few patch panels. Convertible top bows are all there and intact. Great restoration project”

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