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1950 CJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $3553

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/26/2020) Has axle, brake and steering updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5633819699977588

“NO TITLE! Bill of Sale ONLY! $4250 Or Best CASH Offer 1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep does run and drive (no brakes) Also included: Dana 30 narrow axle (disk brake) Leaf springs Power steering gear box (mount) 5 OEM rims w/tires Drive train looks to be original and in good shape (engine timing cover leaks oil). surface rust (previous body repairs need work) a little money in parts and you can drive it around the lease, property, ranch…”

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1948 CJ-2A Houston, TX $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

A steep price for a jeep with a broken differential (if that’s actually the case).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/284784356281170

“demás trabaja bien … translated to English: 48 Jeep with all the original parts. is broken the differential everything else works well”

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1948 Photo of MB/GPW at Cape Hattaras

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was taken August 8, 1948, at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It was posted to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page. According to the post, “On August 8, 1948 flags flew from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, as the United States Coast Guard celebrated the 158th anniversary of its founding. Governor R. Gregg Cherry flew in by helicopter and spoke at the celebration, which also included Coast Guard apparatus demonstrations and a mammoth fish fry.”

The jeep looks to be an MB or GPW with a custom top accented by sliding doors. It’s a pretty nice setup.

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A Few Jeep Stories from 1943

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article demonstrates the hazards a jeep faced in the field. The article was published December 16, 1943, in the Kansas City Times by Kenneth L. Dixon.

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Image Comparing Rear Seats & DJ-3A Seats

• CATEGORIES: Features

I was nearly done assembling this post (a post I started when I spotted the useful seat comparison image below) when I discovered that Derek already has a pretty complete post (and frankly better than mine was going to be) on the topic of rear seats (and was the actual source of the seat comparison).

But, there were still a few unanswered questions I had after reading his page, so I deleted what I had and reframed it as shown below.

I realized:
1) I didn’t know if the DJ-3A used the CJ-5 rear seat, the CJ-3A/CJ-3B rear seat or something else?

2) And, did the Surrey have it’s own rear seat or the same as the DJ-3A? (My guess, based on the pics above, and Bruce’s pics below, is that the DJ-3As and Surreys used the 3A/3B seat)

Below are photos of Bruce Agan’s DJ-3A restored back seat:

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While my DJ-3A came with a rear seat, it was actually one of the folding rear seats from an M-38 or M-38A1, a topic covered in these two links:

https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=235427

http://willysmjeeps.com/v2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=10636

Here’s a pic of my 1956 DJ-3A with the rear seat that was in it. While no the correct seat, it fit in there pretty well:

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1963 Rural Wagon Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure out of Brazil highlights 6 reasons to buy the 1963 Rural wagon.

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“1963Jeep Folder, Brazilian Rural Jeep Folder. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS First Class. This is a very nice folder Written in Portuguese Willys Overland”Fabricator vehicles of high quality”. I think what it’s saying is 6 positive reasons To buy a jeep in this rural area. Very nice piece, In great condition. All original.”

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1951 CJ-3A Loveland, CO $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

A stock, solid looking CJ-3A. Electrical has been updated to 12 volt.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/windsor-1951-willys-cj3a-jeep/7255087848.html

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“This little jeep has been great for my family over the years. We have primarily used it around our property, collecting firewood and doing other chores for the last decade. I purchased this vehicle from the original owner who bought it from a dealer in Glenwood Springs, CO. This is an original Colorado vehicle that runs and drives good. It can be used “as is” around your property or is a great start for a restoration project.

We have recently moved to town out of the mountains. As much as we want to keep this little jeep, we have limited storage and no longer have a use for it. We are asking $4,800.00. Clean, clear title in hand. Please email, text or call James with any questions or schedule a time to see it.”

 
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1945 MB Central Point, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2020) Lots of mods, including the cali windshield mod and reversed and lengthened front springs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3075544135887896/

“225 v6 auto trans, power steering, electronic ignition, tilt steering wheel.runs great comes with soft top doors runs great also I’m posting the for my father”

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1957 DJ-3A Orlando, FL No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This nice looking DJ-3A has a few mods, such as the wrong tailgate, incorrect turn lights. extra rear bumper, extra gauges and some changes within the engine compartment. The history listed isn’t quite right either.

https://www.orlandoautomuseum.com/sales/vehicles/3564/1957-willys-jeep-dj3a

“The Willys Jeep Truck is a truck made by Willys-Overland Motors from 1947 to 1965. The styling and engineering of the Jeep Truck was based on Willys’ existing vehicles, the Willys Jeep Station Wagon and the Jeep CJ-2A. The DJ-3A was introduced in 1955. It used the body style of the older CJ-3A, along with the L-134 engine. Unlike the CJ-3A, it came with either a column shift or floor shift three-speed Borg-Warner T-96 manual transmission. The DJ-3A”

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1947 CJ-2A Redding, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $5000.

Not too many jeeps with Dodge engines anymore.

“Firm price. 1965 318 Dodge motor installed. Not original. Needs brake work. Needs wiper installed (included). Needs some work not much. I also have soft top metal and door metal. No fabric. Also tow bar. Runs great”

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1946 CJ-2A JeepRod New Windsor, NY $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(11/30/2020) This custom road jeep will need some work. The body may be atop a non jeep 2WD chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3572353829493079

“1946 Jeep willys with 4.3 vortec engine and transmission. Was running and driving but now won’t move. Maybe transmission maybe something else. Was driving and went to go somewhere won’t move. Wish I had the time to work on but not looking like anytime soon. Obviously needs pretty much full restoration but definitely a good start. Don’t waste either of our time with offers by text, they are worthless and zero people who make offers by phone ever show”

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1961 Parkway Conversion Wagon Eatonville, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

The seller has done some research, discovering that this started life as a 2×4 for the Navy, but was then was refitted to be a 4×4 for the Forest Service (perhaps the Parkway Conversion was also implemented at that time?) .

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/689434258375917/

“1961 Willys wagon 4×4. 4 speed with a Chevy small block. Vehicle has been stored under cover for the last 5 years until recently. There is some rust shown in the pictures. Hasn’t ran in 3 years and the rear brake line is bad. Does come with a tow bar and lights. Here’s a little back story on the wagon. Researching the serial number from Kaiser/Willys website this was a 2wd drive naval personnel carrier that was built at the end of the Korean War but never left the factory.

The government had Kaiser repurpose it for the forest service they transferred the body to a 4×4 chassis and sent it the forest service in Leavenworth Wa. I purchased it from the grandson of the man who bought it from the forest service. The original engine failed and was swapped out some time in the the mid 80’s. I don’t really want to sell but the wife wants a new house. Open to offers. Please don’t make a low offer I won’t be giving it away :-)”

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1947/1948 CJ-2A(s?) Kalispell, MT $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Based on the pics, it seems both of these vehicles are included? The ex-service station red one with the sears half-cab is definitely included. There could be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/825239761542240

“1947/1948 willys cj2a project 99% original and complete. Functional before disassembly. Was originally a Standard gas service vehicle from big timber. plenty of extras. Engine is a L134 go devil (ww2 gpw) runs and supposedly fresh rebuild. Start of PTO front and rear. Extras: axles, tranny and t case, 5 tires and wheels, fenders, grill, guages, gas tanks, window, hood, heater, generator, steering etc etc New hat channel, most rust has been replaced with fresh steel. Needs: some more body work Springs, wiring and some break work. 1500 OBO or trade.”

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1964 CJ-3B Sandy, OR $4900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Plenty of project left. I don’t have any experience with the turbo 2.3l.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1296922074025514

“Selling Willys cj3b project. Moving and can’t take it. Runs good with new 2.3 turbo charged fuel injection 4 cyclinder. Lots of new parts. Great project as is.”

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1954 CJ-3B Shingle Springs, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/16/2020) Seller has owned this for a long time.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/768900666998809

“1954 CJ-3B Willys Jeep.
289 Ford V8. Chevy truck 4 speed. 4:88 gear ratio. Posi front. Limited slip rear end. 35’s. Chevy steering, bikini top and full top. Extra elec mustang seats. Spare transfer case and overdrive. Extra gas tank and headers. Swing pedals. Runs great. I’ve Owned for 44 yrs.”

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1956? FC-170 East Falmouth, MA $5200

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

This has a dump bed. It’s listed as a 1956, but that seems unlikely since none were produced that year.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/693254341581948/

“1956 Willys jeep fc170 runs and drives. dump works. needs some work. make and offer. good title.”

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No Updates Saturday

• CATEGORIES: News

Updates resume Sunday morning.

 
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Thank Goodness, 2020 is Over!

• CATEGORIES: Features

Happy New Year 2021!  Whew. We made it! Let’s hope 2021 is not the “Shit Show” 2020 was:

To no ones surprise, none of what I thought would happen, happened this past year. I could go through the long litany of what I had planned vs. what actually occurred, but I expect that’s true for all of us. Instead of tackling plans, we hunkered down, got two pups and stayed home. On the plus side, this did allow me to spend time better learning how to utilize our Traeger, as we had a freezer full of meat. I experimented with brining, smoked prickly pear (seems to reduce the stickyness) and chicken feet (for the dogs), played with chicken wing recipes, and cooked some amazing lamb/beef/pork/bison roasts. I also now have a pretty good workout gym in the garage, so I have returned to working out regularly, though, sadly, no gym means no basketball.

In July, Ann contracted the virus, and subsequently Covid, which hit her pretty hard, though thankfully didn’t seem to affect her lungs. She’s had various health issues since, similar to other ‘long haulers’; as of an ER visit in early December, one that required emergency dental surgery, her T-cell counts were still unusually low. Hopefully, she continues to improve.

For Ann and I, we expect 2021 to be a continuation of 2020, in that we begin the year with doctor appointments for our oldest dog, for Ann, and for Ann’s mother. That our oldest dog and Ann’s mother survived 2020 were minor miracles, but recent doc visits leave us doubting they will make it through 2021, so we will remain tied to home for the foreseeable future. Because of this, eWillys will continue as is (because I have plenty of short time bursts available, just not the long ones necessary to return to book writing).

My goals for the year are pretty modest, such as continuing to grow out my hair. I hope to get my hair to the point where I can donate it to a cancer patient as a wig. That means I have at least another year of growth. I’ve let my beard grow as well. Thankfully, Ann seems delighted by the whole process; she’s always up for an adventure.

I do have two short trips planned for 2021. Assuming the Homefront can survive without me, one trip will be a week-long adventure to Utah’s San Rafael Swell in late March to hike some remote trails with my oldest son. Sometime, probably in May, I’ll likely return to Salt Lake to help him build a shed for his backyard.

All that said, we did have some good fortune during 2020 and at some point late this year or into 2022 we will be buying a house or buying property and building a new place; that may require significant time away from updating the site and answering emails, Rest assured, there will be fair warning before that happens.

 

 
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August 1949 Toy Wagon Build From Mechanix Illustrated

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, toys

The August 1949 issue of Mechanix Illustrated included detailed plans for constructing a battery powered, remote-control toy wagon.
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1946 Photo of Jeep and New T28 Tank on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I suppose the jeep is included in this press photo for size reference purposes?

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“1946 Press Photo T28 Army Tank and Military Jeep in Aberdeen, Maryland. This is an original press photo. 100-Ton Tank Unveiled by Army – Aberdeen, Maryland – Jeep is dwarfed by new superheavy T28 tank, one of the new Army weapons showed for the first time at the 28th annual meeting of the Army Ordnance Association before 6,000 industrialists. The tank, said to be the biggest vehicle ever built for the Army, weighs nearly 100-tons and carries a 105mm gun.Photo measures 7 x 10inches. Photo is dated 10-03-1946.”

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1946 Article on Salt Lake City’s Sheriff’s Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This November 25, 1946, article in the Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the first big test for the Sheriff Office’s new CJ-2A. Lacking today’s causeway to Antelope Island, the trip required often navigating over or through water. I can imagine such a drive was a big unnerving, unless a route was marked by marker-sticks. Today, the southern portion of the island is owned by the State of Utah. Bison, Sheep, and Antelope roam the island, as do bikers, hikers, and tourists.

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1942 Photo of Jeep Stuck in Sand on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Barney Goodwin wanted to note that jeeps get stuck in duck ponds, too…

He writes, “While in the Navy in Stockton, I bought this 43 GPW from a farmer up in Anderson CA. After a paint using the local USMS detachment’s supply, we did a mechanical refresh, rollbar, and some stuff and took it our to test it at the base duck pond which I managed.

Got stuck in the marsh near it and had to pull it out with a friend’s M151. Fun times! Happy New Year!”

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Yep, apparently this soldier learned the hard way that jeeps can get stuck in sand.

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“ORIGINAL WWII PHOTO – ORIGINAL TO THE TIME – NOT A COPY, SCAN, OR REPRO

QUANTITY: 1 – See the other original WWI & WWII photos that I have listed.
ITEM: Original WWII photo of US Army JEEP in DESERT SAND at Ordnance Desert Proving Ground, Camp Seeley, California, 1942. Photo was taken by GI named D. W. Bonachevski who was stationed at Camp Seeley.

SORRY. I WILL NOT SELL OR SHIP THIS ITEM TO RUSSIA, AFRICA, OR SOUTH AMERICA DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH POSTAL SYSTEMS.
DATE: WWII – photo does not glow under a black light.
SIZE: 3.75″ x 4.75″
CONDITION: Very Good; see scans.
BACK: Has descriptive note written in pencil; See last scan..

SOURCE: From the archives of the World War History & Art Museum (WWHAM) in Alliance, Ohio. WWHAM designs and delivers WWI and WWII exhibits to other museums. Our traveling exhibits include Brushes With War, a world class collection of 325 original paintings and drawings by soldiers of WWI, and Iron Fist, an HO scale model of the German 2nd Panzer Division in 1944 with 4,000 vehicles and 15,000 men.”

 
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Crowd Sourcing Special Equipment Dash Stickers

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury sent me this link to the earlyCJ5.com page showing several different Warn hub dash stickers. Here are the three shown from that page:

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That got me thinking that a post Special Equipment and other standard vintage dash stickers might be useful (such as hub, transfer-case, transmission, snow plow, overdrive, etc). By far, Warn seems to have been the most prolific producer of dash stickers, followed by Dualmatic.

However, during my searches, I ran into two issues. One is that I have no idea if or when transfer case stickers appeared on dashes (did the factory apply them ever or were they from dealers or from a third party)?

Secondly, I am sure I have seen stickers that I can no longer find, such a dash sticker for a Husky Overdrive. There are likely some I haven’t seen. So, I figured I’d ask readers if they have anything interesting.

So, if you have unusual stickers or decals on your jeep’s dash (or have pics to that effect), please send them to me at d@deilers.com. I’ll put together some kind of post based on them. 

I’ll likely do something similar later on with data plates (rather than club or event related plates), as there are a range of them (gov plates, original data plates, remanufactured plates, etc).

 

 

 
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1983 Wagoneer Warrenville, CT $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

Bill spotted this nice looking Wagoneer. I don’t know how accurate the restoration is, but it sure looks good.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/d/ashford-jeep-wagoneer/7254894335.html

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“The Jeep Wagoneer first previewed in 1963 and has been called the first all wheel drive SUV, even though it was really a station wagon. This one of a kind classic example represents the nearly three decades of production with the same body style ending with the Grand Wagoneer in 1991. It wears up front the first year grill, has seventies 6 lug wheels/hubcaps and interior from the eighties. Being the ‘ Limited ‘ edition it has all the bells and whistles to include power windows, side mirrors, 4 way leather seats and rear window that all that work as they should. The factory AC blows cold and the heater/defroster does hot. It still has the factory Am/Fm cassette radio that works.

This vintage wagoneer spent most of its life in Colorado, where they do not salt the roads during the winter and was shipped to Conn. in the early 2000 teens to begin its restoration. The 4.2 L straight 6 has been rebuilt/machined with maybe 2000 miles since the overhaul. I have all the repair and parts receipts along with the factory repair manuals. You would be hard pressed to find a cleaner rust free Wagoneer. However, the original rubber body mounts have seen better days. I do have new oem replacements from Crown waiting to be installed. It is currently registered and insured. Serious buyers only and I will gladly take phone calls. Tire kickers or purists need not apply. I will not respond to e-mails without a contact number… Thanx for looking…’

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Jackson, MS $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not the best pics. The video is probably more helpful. The tailgate appears unoriginal.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/387253032349659

“I have a 1946 Willys Overland Jeep I have a video of it running has 4 wheel drive and about to get painted cranked up on a dime. New belt hoses and gaskets clean good looking jeep !!!!!”

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