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Heat Spike

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Yesterday, we had our only heat spike of the season, with temps hitting, but thankfully nothing like 2021 and temps of 116! Today will be 107, followed by around 104 tomorrow. Saturday, the highs will drop to a comfy high 80s. So, without air conditioning in the shop, not much progress will be made.


I’m currently working through this rats nest and how I want the new wiring junction atop the firewall to be strung. The firewall top sits up to 1.5″ under the cowl in places, so no wires have to go through the wall. There’s also not much rewiring to be done, as I didn’t have to make many changes.



The remaining floors are about ready to be reinstalled, but I want to make sure everything else is in place before I add them.


Oops. I was 2″ short on my fuel line. I replaced a rubber hose at the fuel pump side, which gave me enough room to attached this valve.

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1958 FC-170 Wolverine, MI $10,000

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UPDATE: I originally posted this being in NY, but it’s actually in Michigan. I assume that was my error.

This FC has a dump bed. A video shows this running, driving, and dumping.

“1958 Jeep FC150 225 V6 Manual 3 speed Runs & Drives 4×4 works Dump Box Not restored but Rescued Still needs some finishing SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY $10,000 OBO”

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1965 Flattie Lake Odessa, MI No Price


Sounds like seller would prefer to trade. It appears to be 2WD.  I see no reason to think this was a DJ-3A at some point, but I’ll add it to that category anyway.

“Let’s trade what do you have this Jeep is very very very clean in new shape and done right also has an all new interior powered by a Isuzu fuel injected 4cyl motor runs and drives plz send pics and info with your offer thanks”
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Oglesby Jeep Silver Grove, KY $50

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

May be a fair price.

“Missing 1 hub cap”


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1948 CJ-2A Esperance, NY $6500


Unclear what engine this has.

“1948 cj2a runs, drives, stops all as it should. Original steel body and frame all in pretty good shape. Winch works, 4wd works, comes with soft top and doors. After market seats and roll bar. Currently on white wagon wheels and 31s. I’m moving and can’t take it with me, I’m really going to miss this thing so don’t bother asking if I’ll take $6500. Clean nys transferable reg as they don’t have titles back then. Only selling to the right person, so if ask a thousand questions or need more pics, come see it and decide for yourself.”

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Flattie Hardtop Conway, PA $500


This is one of the military contract hardtops for the M-38.

“Hard top for a Willys CJ2A. Asking $500 obo”

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Year? CJ-3A Buffalo, NY $550


Looks to be a 3A. Given the plow, there could be some parts value here.

“OLD 1940s-60s JEEP is known to be around 40-50s Era, if newer would be called a Jeep Wrangler.”

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1946 CJ-2A Winsted, CT $2500


Only the one pic provided.

“1 running one good frame painted od green extra axles as well if you need more pictures then come look at it.”


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1983 CJ-5 Parkersburg, WV $3500


Depending on the reasons for it sitting, this might be worth a look.

“PROJECT JEEP…5 new tires 31×10.50…has factory roll bar…258 6 cylinder engine…4 speed standard…runs & drives…clear WV title…been setting for 3 years on a farm…80000 miles…$3500 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A Charlton, MA For Trade


Seller believes there is over $10k in value here.

“Turn key (then push the floor button) Willy’s. On the road and driven. Looking to TRADE. Looking for a compact backhoe/loader like a terramite or similar. Lots of work done to this but it’s not a show jeep. All metal and super solid. Could use a bit of tinkering but I drive it a few times a week. Not looking to sell but would entertain offers over 10k”

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1959 CJ-5 St. Clair, MI $2500


This includes a rare Kelly Custom “300” half cab.

“I have a 1959 wills jeep, it runs and drives just ran all new break lines and master cylinder just needs one wheel cylinder replaced and they are ready to go. Comes with plow and pump.”

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1946 CJ-2A Harleysville, PA $3000


Unclear how much value is here given potential tub work. The serial number would put this as a very late ’46.

“1946 Willys CJ2a. Has clean title and tags. S/N: 82,XXX. Open to trades. Tub needs work. Engine in pieces and missing intake/exhaust and maybe some other parts. Lots of new parts. Brake lines, master cylinder. Rebuilt steering box. Have inner and outer windshield. Other parts come with but not pictured. Unconfirmed: rebuilt trans, transfer case and both differentials (don’t have full details from PO)”

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1955 M-38A1 Buffalo, NY $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/14/2022) Could be worth a look.


“This is a 1953 Jeep Willys M38A1. Selling for a friend. This is a previous parade vehicle that was registered in both Texas and Mexico. This vehicle is being sold as-is.”

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August 1964 Jeep Family Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This August 1964 brochure is part of the first reprint series, but I don’t know what corrections were made from the first run of this brochure. Absent from this family of jeeps are the DJ-3As (and siblings), CJ-3Bs, FCs and any FJs Kaiser jeep may have been producing.

This is the first page. It isn’t a surprise that Kaiser was promotion the new Cherokees and Wagoneers:


This is the back page of the brochure:


The brochure opens up horizontally to reveal this page:1964-08-jeep-brochure-2

It then opens up wider to reveal this tri fold page:


Finally, it opens vertically to reveal the family of jeeps. Note that it includes a top section in the lower right corner, highlighting Meyer-style cabs, though in 1964 it appears the cabs may have been marketed as “jeep” cabs or Orrville cabs, since Meyer didn’t purchase Orrville until 1965.

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December 1960 Jeep News – Pepe Movie

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UPDATE: This dealer Advertising and Merchandising Bulletin from February 6, 1961, was sent to dealers explaining the Pepe Movie promotion and possible promotional tie-ins dealers could try. The package included a movie poster also. 



Original posted June 29, 2020: Instead of the usual eight pages, the 1960 issue of Jeep News is limited to four pages. Still, there’s some interesting information inside.

First, the front page article on the movie to-be-release movie “Pepe” described the forty-jeep-gala ballet filmed in Las Brisas as spectacular. I tried to find some clips from Pepe online, but have yet to see any. The CJ-3B page does a good job describing the Gala’s role, along with a few pics, in Pepe:

Second, on page three the article about the Hy-Rail FCs contains a noticeable goof. The title refers to the FCs as “FC-170″s, while the pics and text correctly show them as FC-150s.

Third, there’s a good photo of an FC-170 flatbed with a Mobile Drill mounted on it, the first example of an FC with a mobile drill that I’ve seen and the latest reference to the sale of a Mobile Drill.

Fourth, the article on the Fresno Four Wheel Drive Club underscores why so many jeeps continue to emerge from the Fresno/Clovis area. As of December 1960, the family-friendly jeep club had more than 350 members, likely making it the largest jeep club in the US. The club even had a newsletter, which at that time was edited by Mr. Otto Traeber and called “Four Wheeler”; sound familiar? This newsletter was also shared with other jeep clubs. One year and two months later, in February of 1962, a new vehicle magazine was introduced to the public, published out of Southern California: Four Wheeler Magazine.

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Jeep Transformers

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

At the bottom of this post is the Bumblebee jeep that became a transformer in one of the transformer movies. A couple days ago, Frank sent me another example (only an image) of a transformer jeep, which led men to a few more as well. I don’t know who created this wagon–>transformer image, but here is a link to where I found a copy:


And then there is this one. It seems to be a Mitsubishi-jeep–>transformer:



And, we have this one with a newer jeep:


And, if you got to this link, you can see even more of them. I had no idea!



August 24, 2019: Tim discovered that this is back up for sale. The auction is set for August 31, 2019. Starting price is $20,000.


Previous post from August 2018 with updates:

On August 25th, the jeep (GPW frame with MB body?) used in the upcoming Transformers was up for auction. It’s unclear whether it sold or not (I suspect not). The starting bid at that time was $19,000.

As you can see in the pics, this MB isn’t all stock. It appears to have a GPW front crossmember. Another pic, from the top rear, suggests it has MB toolboxes.

In the movie, the Bumblebee character starts off as a jeep, but soon becomes a VW, remaining a VW for the remainder of the movie.


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1946 CJ-2A Gypsum, CO $9000


This looks pretty solid.

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“Selling for my customer he has owned since 1960. Always kept inside and in awesome shape been in Colorado it’s entire life. Converted to 12v new carb and pump electric wiper conversion heater conversion. This Willy’s is in such good shape. Not a rott project like most. Starts runs and drives great. I have the title from
THe 60s and also a current title
He babied this guy it’s whole life
Asking 9000 obo.
Located in Gypsum Colorado”

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Various FCs for Sale in Baton Rouge, LA

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Will is selling his collection of FCs. He’s got a variety for sale.

“Hello everyone. I have decided to move back to the Caribbean this fall so I will be liquidating my collection of FC’s and CJ’s. Some are complete and some I never got started on. I really hate to do it but I don’t have anywhere to keep them and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy them. I will be making individual posts with additional pics and info for each one over the next few days. Here is most of the collection. They are all located in Baton Rouge. Be on the look out for the individual post”


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1952 M-38 Hubbard, OR $17,000


Lots of updates to this M-38.

“1952 willys . Runs great and in great shape ready for hunting season to get that big trophy this year! Help you carry it out for you. All paperwork all of auto records.”

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1950 M-38 Ronan, MT $6500


Listed as a CJ-3A, this looks more like an M-38.

“1951 Willy’s De-Militarized War Jeep -Minimal rust, runs & drives -OE Flathead GoDevil 4cyl, T-90 transmission & Dana transfer case + axles -Factory hardtop and doors Needs some work. Clean Title.”

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1949? CJ-2A? Grangeville, ID $8500


Only the one pics provided.

“Built willys pm for more info 8500.00 obo. Possible trade for?? Motivated seller can send more pics.”


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1951 CJ-3A Fincastle, VA $7000


This doesn’t currently run. It is part of a collection of jeeps being sold.

“1951 Willys CJ3A located in Fincastle, VA. 7000$ obo This is a CJ3A with 47 2A Grille. Front winch with PTO and rear PTO with a Flat Belt Pulley including the governor. Pictures! This jeep was running great ten years ago. Engine turns free. It is a very solid specimen. Passenger side floor pan needs a little work. The top on this jeep has kept the interior in great condition. No Title. This jeep is part of an extensive collection of flat fender Willys. The owner of this collection has sought my help with listing some of it. If you are searching for something specific we would love to hear from you. I will forward the owners contact info once you message me”

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1971 CJ-5 Portland, Or $4000


The dash has a lot going on, but there may be value here.

“71 jeep cj5, sanded down so you see what you get, runs good, needs exhaust hooked back up, Buick 225 v6, HEI, conversion. New head gaskets, new gas tank, master brake cylinder, brakes good, trany rebuilt by Tualatin transmission,”

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1942 GPW Hood River, OR $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/04/2023) This could be worth a look. It doesn’t run at the moment.

“I have a 1942 Ford JP. These were made by Ford during WWll and were used in war frequently. This Jeep doesn’t run but it ran when it was parked years ago. Haven’t really tried to start it because there isn’t a battery. It is a 3 speed manual. It has a dual case, and front locking hubs. This Jeep is very very rare, yes it doesn’t run but everything else is there. Body is straight, tires hold air, engine and tranny are there ect…. I won’t respond to “is this still available” not in a hurry to sell, looking for the right deal as this Jeep is very rare and is 81 years old. Number of miles is unknown You will need to bring a traile”

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1948 Jeepster Portland, OR $4500

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Now here’s a combo you don’t see often. TJ spotted this Jeepster body on a 1961 Ford Wagon drivetrain. Thanks to Race for correcting me.

“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. New Tires and Wheels Great restoration project.”

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And this is a picture of a 1961 Ford Wagon (according to the internet … I wouldn’t know):