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1962 FC-150 Broadalbin, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

It seems a reasonably priced project.

“1962 fc150 completely restored drivetrain and frame. New springs brakes steering. Engine trans tcase all professionally rebuilt. Experienced a small engine fire. Needs wiring and the engine to be repainted. Lost interest.”

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Dare County, North Carolina, Jeep Bookmobile

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles
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April 1954, Dane County, North Carolina: https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/collection/p249901coll36/id/336. The jeep was painted green.

An April 15, 1948, newspaper article in the Winona Republican (Winona, Minnesota) claimed that there were roughly 377 bookmobiles traveling the United States, out of which only one was a jeep.

Two years later, by 1950, the jeep was proving more popular for use as a bookmobile, because it could access rural areas more easily than other vehicles. I doubt there are any records on how many jeeps were used as bookmobiles, but at least one appeared in multiple photos and articles: The Dare County Jeep Bookmobile.

Dare County purchased it’s first jeep in 1950, hence all the photos and news articles on this post. According to the library’s history page: “After the war, the library continued to grow. In 1950, the first bookmobile was purchased – a green Willys Jeep converted for this purpose began making regularly scheduled runs. As there were then no bridges from the mainland or to the Outer Banks, all trips involved ferries. Georgia Harwood retired in 1956, succeeded by Jean Turner Ward, who served as librarian for the next fifteen years.”

This full page article with photos was published in North Carolina’s News and Observer on April 23, 1950. It appears the new jeep bookmobile had just been put into service.

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This next article, which predates the above article by 13 days, was published in North Carolina’s News and Observer on April 23, 1950.

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North Carolina’s News and Observer on April 10, 1950.

Dare County’s digital archives provided additional photos:

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1943 Photos of a ‘Jeep’ Named Squeekie

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A one-of-a-kind ‘jeep’ named Squeekie was built from photos by William Mason in 1942. In 1943, this press photo was taken, then circulated around the country, two of which can be seen below.

Mason worked at Oakland’s Independent Iron Works, Inc. I wasn’t able to uncover too much about Mason, other than he filed a patent for an arc welding machine, on behalf of his employer in October of 1956.

This photo was shared on a vintage photograph Facebook Group by Bob Cunningham. He included the following text, though I’m unaware of where the text originated (maybe based on an original press photo caption?):

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Per the Facebook post: “In 1942, William Mason, an iron works superintendent in Oakland, California, used newspaper photographs to create “Squeekie,” his version of the Army’s new wonder car, the “jeep.” Although Mason built the 2-horsepower car for his son, Billy, his wife often used it for ’round-the-town grocery shopping during the days of gas rationing, since it got a thrifty 35 miles per gallon and rolled on unrationed, small sized implement tires. The little “jeep” was once stolen and abandoned in a farmer’s field, and the U.S. Army was notified that one of their prototypes had been found. At the time, most civilians had never seen an actual “jeep,” so the mistake was understandable.”

Here are two newspaper photos and captions:

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Published March 13, 1943, in the Oakland Tribune.

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Published March 18, 1943, in the La Crosse Tribune, out of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

 
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1946 Photo of Kids in Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images
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Cropped version of the bottom photo.

This photograph was published in the April 29, 1946, issue of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s located in the University of Texas at Arlington’s digital archive library.

https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20033476

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Brooklyn Heights School jeep “test run”. (1946). Retrieved from https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery-beta/img/20033476

“Twenty neighborhood children took a “test run” in a jeep to be used for a carnival at Brooklyn Heights School. Driving the jeep is Jack Scott, and sitting beside him is Howard Victry, president of the school Dad’s Club. The children and Mr. Victry are facing the camera and Mr. Victry’s hand is raised. Published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Morning Edition April 29, 1946.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Anchorage, AK $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This jeep looks well maintained. Note the photo showing the fender underside; the fender support looks sheered near the frame.

https://anchorage.craigslist.org/atq/d/anchorage-1949-jeep-willys/7135897520.html

“1949 Jeep Willy’s. 3 speed transmission, 2 transfer cases. Drives like a Jeep! Priced at $15,000.00.”
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June 1948 Jeep-Propelled Power-House Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

No information provided on where this June 1948 “Jeep-Propelled Power-House Ad” was published. This seller has other jeep ads and willys ads as well.

https://www.goantiques.com/jeep-propelled-power-house-397135

“Jeep Propelled Power-House Ad 1948 This is a June 1948 advertisement. It is a nice black and white ad for Willys-Overland Motors of Toledo makers of the Jeep. Pictures the Jeep on the job and it reads, The 4 wheel drive universal Jeep gets to the job and furnishes power to operate industrial equipment. In mint condition. Photo is taken through plastic and may show wrinkles or crookedness that is not in the ad. This magazine tear sheet measures 10 1/2″” wide by 13″” tall”

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1948 Jeepster Anchor Point, AK $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has some updates, and the interior is different, but the price is great, especially for Alaska! (This seller may also be selling this Jeepster Commando for $2k)

https://kenai.craigslist.org/cto/d/anchor-point-1948-willys-overland/7142243803.html

“V6 270 hp. Chrysler 318
Automatic transmission
Runs good
Drives good
Yellow and Black Body
$5,000 OBO”

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1945 MB Connecticut $3000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(05/06/2020) Matt’s selling this MB. He can be reached via call or text at 860 304 3639.

“Selling one of my projects I won’t have time to get to anytime soon. Up for sale is a late war Willys MB. I believe it is a 1945. All of the data tags are gone so there is no serial number or DOD. There is an ACM number on the tub and it can clearly be read. The frame, axles, steering components and certain body parts are in good shape but the sheet metal is very rough. One of the front frame horns will also need to be replaced.

Lots of rust in the body as you can see in the pictures. There is a later CJ2A engine in it but no transmission or transfer case. There are still a-lot of good hard to find parts on it. This is a good start to a restoration as the chassis is very solid and usable or as a parts vehicle to complete another Jeep with a better body and drivetrain. I do have some parts and pieces that can be purchased separately to make it more complete. Located in Connecticut. Asking $3500 obo.”

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1962 DJ-3A Surrey & Parts 2A Kailua, Oahu, HI $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This DJ-3A has had a little body work, but looks to formerly be a DJ-3A Surrey given the footman loops on the front fenders.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/pts/d/kailua-1962-willys-jeep-willys/7138331536.html

“1962 Willys 2 wheel drive with rebuilt original 4 cylinder motor

1948 Willys Jeep chassis 4 wheel drive rebuilt v6 Buik motor
$3500 firm for both
Parts only”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Website, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1946 Wagon Shepherdsville, KY $9250: https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/7142859152.html
  2. 1962 Wagon Belle Fourche, SD $11,500: https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/cto/d/osseo-1951-willys-pick-up-truck/7133991257.html
  3. 1959 Wagon Government Camp, OR $15,900: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/government-camp-59-willys-jeep-wagon-4wd/7141326414.html
  4. 1957 Wagon Las Vegas, NV $3000; https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1957-willys-wagon/7141772620.html
  5. 1954 Wagon Kalispell, MT $3650: https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/kalispell-54-willys-wagon-s10-chassis/7133203035.html
  6. 1947 Wagon Highland, IL $1000: https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/pocahontas-1947-willys-wagon/7133958785.html
  7. 1953 Wagon Napa, CA $1800: https://visalia.craigslist.org/pts/d/napa-1953-willys-wagon-roller/7118401387.html
  8. 1953 Wagon Duluth, MN $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/672033523574452/
  9. 1958 Wagon Jacksonville, FL $5400: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/848505728929412/
  10. Year? Wagon Waco, GA $2250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2657196464600449/

TRUCKS:

  1. 1963 Truck Colorado Springs, CO $9000: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-willys-jeep-pickup/7140250137.html
  2. 1951 Truck Swedesboro, NJ $15,300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/539629926909764/
  3. 1960 Truck Medford, OR $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3830594436974919/
  4. 1950 Truck Denver CO $12,000: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/golden-1950-willys-truck/7139159277.html
  5. 1951 Truck Osseo, WI $4000: https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/cto/d/osseo-1951-willys-pick-up-truck/7133991257.html
  6. Year? Truck Peculiar, MO $2400: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d/peculiar-1950s-jeep-willys-pickup/7140599779.html
  7. 1949 Truck Viborg, SD $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3025555774189981/
  8. Year? Truck Gresham, OR $400: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/d/gresham-willys-pickup/7140826732.html
  9. 1953 Truck Boise, ID $6500: https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/boise-53-willys-truck/7137469241.html
  10. 1955 Truck Mora, MN $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1348586388686027/
 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Escanaba, MI $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

No pics provided.

https://up.craigslist.org/cto/d/wells-46-willys/7138553056.html

“1946 Willys, very early civilian, completely restored. Rare column shift. New items Stock: Tub, Fenders, Windshield, Seats, suspension. Rebuilt items: Motor original flat head “Go Devil.” Rebuilt Tranny, Rebuilt Transfer, Rebuilt differentials. Original rims and new tires. New additions to stock that can be easily removed. Overdrive unit, Lock out hubs, Best Top Soft top, Aftermarket Heater, turn signals and lights, LED windshield mounted light, electric wipers, vacuum booster for stock brakes. Frame was sand blasted, treated for future rust and painted. Body was treated for future rust and painted. Way too much work to mention here also have the original tub, additional tranny, motor parts, transfer case, diff parts fuel tanks and body parts.

What don’t work: small oil leak in filter line, Speedometer. The speedo had been changed so we trusted it, alas we shouldn’t have. All new cables though and gear etc.”

 
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Montgomery Wards Hardtop Hesperia, MI $401

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Pics could be a little sharper.

https://muskegon.craigslist.org/pts/d/hesperia-willys-arctic-top/7141287958.html

“Willys arctic top
Aluminum
Sold by montgomery wards
With doors
Good shape
Currently on a CJ2a willys jeep
Was told will fit a CJ 3 also”

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Snow Plow Off Truck Northern WI $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Looks in good shape.

https://northernwi.craigslist.org/pts/d/hazelhurst-willys-jeep-snow-plow-set-up/7142613888.html

“I got a plow set up off a 1955 Willys truck, pump hose lever , ram 6 or 6 1/2 ft plow your choice not both and bumper mount”

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Meyer CJ-5 Hardtop Bowler, WI $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/30/2020) The tops has some dents at the very least. No obvious rust.

https://wausau.craigslist.org/pts/d/bowler-topper-for-willys-jeep/7129373959.html

“Topper came off a 1957 willys jeep”

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1951 M-38 Amado, AZ $15,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2020) This may have some late model Free-Lock hubs. I can’t tell for sure. It’s got a CJ-3A windshields and hood. The fuel inlet is not original. This might have a reproduction tub?

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/amado-1951-m38-korean-war-jeep-and/7135869265.html

“We did complete “frame off” restoration a few years back and less than 200 miles since,mainly to car shows. Actually won “best in class” at one. Converted to 12 volt but all original other wise. We do still have the 24 volt generator if desired.”

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1947 CJ-2A Chassis Montgomery, TX $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Tires not included.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/montgomery-47-whilly-cj2a-rolling-chasie/7137623452.html

“frame is junk but have good front end with lock hubs ,and good rear end,steering shaft and box,gas tank, grill tailgate,inner fenders.steering wheel.both drive shafts;Trans and transfer case.no body or engine,Military tires not included have a set of roll around tires that go with.Windshield ”

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Year? Mitsubishi CJ-3B/J-54 Redding, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/douglas-city-mitsubishi-j3-jeep-diesel/7139560865.html

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“Mitsubishi J3 Diesel RHD Military Jeep.

License built by Mitsubishi. 4 Cylinder diesel from the factory. Built for the Japanese army (and others) from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s.

Restoration project. Has sat for a number of years. Complete and original. Rust in the usual Jeep places (footwell). Frame is straight and solid. Motor currently does not run but turns over with compression…. Being a diesel I am sure it would run if you hooked it up to a fuel tank, not had time to mess with it. Parts are available from a number of suppliers. Even has the original Japanese NDTs still on it……. Very cool and unique Jeep.”

 
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2 CJ-2As and a CJ-3A Winso, GA $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

This looks like a good price.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/d/winston-three-vintage-jeeps-cj2a-cj2a/7141143311.html

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“Don’t get excited, they don’t run . . yet. Three vintage early CJ jeeps, all Willys, two CJ2As and one CJ3A. What you see is what you get.
I purchased these three at different times from different sources and was going to get one running “Sarge” jeep for parades and events. Believe enough parts are here to get close to that. But another jeep came my way that will accomplish that purpose and these three can go to a good home.
All three motors turn, not stuck, but have not attempted to start, some do not have manifolds and carbs. Again, my intent was to get one out of three, that’s why I’m sell all three as a lot. $900 takes them all and any loose parts I can find laying around.
The 3A has a L134 engine with a Supersonic head on it and a carb and is the closest to running and the most complete body. One 2A has a Willys L134 motor and the other has a Willys L134 Industrial engine. All three have T90 transmissions and one has a PTO winch mounted on the front bumper.

I have fork lift to assit with loading but if you want to push them or winch them onto your trailer, we might have to switch some tires and wheels around to get rollers.”

 
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1942 GPW and Year? CJ-2A Vadito, NM $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

TJ shared this pair of jeeps that apparently is home to some snakes. Note that the red jeep has a set of Huffman hubs, the first set I’ve seen on a jeep for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fieldandbarnfinds/permalink/2006037949521043/

“Two army jeeps one Ford one willys both run both were in ww11! Call about prices serious offers accepted”

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Bradley’s 1949 Rebuilt Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Gayland shared this story from the Green Goddess Glamping website. Owner Bradley Ethington did a marvelous rebuild of this wagon. His tilt-a-rack is particularly interesting. This story is worth a read.

https://www.greengoddessglamping.com/2020/06/bradley-ethington-takes-classic-road.html

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PHOTO CREDIT: Bradley Ethington. Bradley’s 1949 Willys wagon pulling a 1947 Kit Kamper trailer.

 
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1942 Photo of the Fitch Jeep Station Wagon Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: Marc noted the the rear of the vehicle is based on a Renault Juvaquatre. It just so happens this car is somewhat based on the German Opel, which Wally King used to create his Jeepster-like vehicle in Germany following WWII.

UPDATE:  UndiscoveredClassics.com had some additional insights into this vehicle. I tried to learn more about Captain Richard C. Fitch of the Second Regiment Mechanized Cavalry Reserve, Los Angeles, but didn’t have much luck. I did learn he was a design engineer for the Army and was responsible for the MT Tug design (see below post). Below is a photo of how it looked in a newspaper. 

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March 18, 1942, issue of the Sacramento Bee, page 14.

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Originally published March 2014:  I wonder what ever happened to this prototype? Marc spotted this unusual photo. The vehicle doesn’t seem very jeep-like, except in its compact design and front clip similarity. It doesn’t appear it was four wheel drive.

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The image was picked up and published by a couple newspapers. Below are links to Newspaper.com that show a small image of the page. The caption vary slightly:
1. The Amarillo Globe (Amarillo, Texas) March 18th, 1942, on Page 2
2. The Statesville Record and Landmark (Statesville, NC) March 16th, 1942, Page 4

 
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1942 Press Photo of MT Tug

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This photo of an MT Tug with the Ford GP grille was published March 16, 1942, in the Roseville Press out of California. Richard C. Fitch also designed this Victory Car.

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Update Posted on March 2, 2017: Here’s another MT Tug Press Photo. See one sold on eBay in 2014 at the bottom of the post.

“1942- Very rare example of a 6×6 Ford MT Tug “Super Jeep” designed by Captain Richard Fitch of the 2nd Regiment Mechanized Cavalry Reserve. The MT Tug was built in 1941 experimentally for units of the U.S. Army’s Tank Destroyer Command as a light fast vehicle capable of mounting the 37mm anti tank gun..unfortunately series production of this Jeep was not eventually authorized as the gun needed two people to operate it, and the vehicle with gun fitted, could only carry two men so the driver had to act as gunner, which did not make the vehicle a good idea ”

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1950 “Get The Facts, Mr. Farmer!” Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These “Get The Facts, Mr. Farmer!” ads published in 1950 shared the results of the Nebraska Tractor Test of The Universal ‘Jeep’. It was test No. 432.

The ad appeared in the March of 1950 issue of Farm Journal. It measured 8.5″ x 11″.

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(Originally Published in July of 2012): This ad was featured in the April 1950 issue of the Country Gentleman. It showed the results of the Nebraska Tractor Test of The Universal ‘Jeep’. It was test No. 432. The same ad appeared in the March 1950 issue of the Farm Journal.  Because Country Gentleman was an oversize magazine, the ad measured approximately 13.75″ x 10.25″:

 
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CJ-2A Body Storage Rack/Jib Jordan, MN $155

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s a good option for storing your tub, whether you buy this one or make your own.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/jordan-cj2a-body-tub-storage-cart-jig/7140078068.html

“This storage rack was used to locate/ drill tub attach bolt holes to frame. It also allows storage of tub in vertical position saving garage floor space. Once tub is mounted all body parts fit nicely inside tub or strapped to rack. Worked very well.”

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1990 SsangYong Korando K94 Enterprise, AL BAT Auction

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Blaine forwarded this CJ-7-like 1990 vehicle built in South Korea that’s being auctioned on Bring-A-Trailer. There are LOTS of pics.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-ssangyong-korando/

“This 1990 SsangYong Korando K9 is based on the Jeep CJ-7 and was imported from South Korea to the US by the seller in 2019. This long-wheelbase example is powered by an Isuzu-sourced 2.2L diesel inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. It is finished in cream over black, and equipment includes a Warn winch, a limited-slip rear differential, and a reversible second-row bench seat. This Korando is now offered with import documents and a clean Alabama title in the seller’s name.”

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