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1953 CJ-3B Santa Fe, NM $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://santafe.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-fe-1953-willys-cj3b/7256246674.html

“1953 Willys CJ3B completely Original. Runs excellent. New top. 3 speed 134 4/cylinder engine. $16,000 OBO might consider interesting trade or 1947 thru 1953 chevy truck”

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1943 Willys-Overland Trailer Dahlonega, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: trailer

This was just posted at warjeeps.com.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale21/ad005/ad005.html

“Good restoration project. See pics for specific description”

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CJ-2A & Parts Saxonburg, PA Estate Sale

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts • TAGS: .

Not sure how much value is here.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/d/saxonburg-estate-sale-willys-jeep-and/7247498112.html

“Willys Jeep and other Jeep transmissions for sale in an estate sale.”

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1957 Wagon Broomfield, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This is still a project. It has an early set of Free-Lock hubs (circa 1957) that could have been original to the wagon.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/broomfield-1957-jeep-willys-wagon/7256767905.html

“I am selling my 1957 Jeep Willys Wagon. ALL ORIGINAL. This is the perfect project for someone to finish. I don’t have time with a growing family. The frame is in great condition. Patina. The body is immaculate inside and out. Wood trim. All original. All manuals are original. Included are $5,000 in parts to continue on the restoration. Jeep runs and drives but is not ready for the road. A few items from the new parts inventory are rear lights, rear bumper with Willys emblem. 2 front fenders. Chrome for grill. Etc. On the Jeep, new tires, suspension, brakes, exhaust, etc. $7500 OBO.”

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1945? CJ-2A? Garden, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(11/24/2020) The half cab appears custom. Nothing indicates it is a 1945 model.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2860221170857907

“1945 Willys jeep runs drives stops new floor braces,floor pans,fuel pump,exhaust,gauges”not all hook up yet”,choke and throttle cable all new lights and led back up lights custom built half cab with large sliding back window original Willys doors with roll down windows seats redone 33 boggers on back swampers on front not perfect or flawless but great trail buggy sure I’m forgetting some stuff”

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1942 MB Prescott Valley, AZ $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB

A parts jeep or project.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/prescott-valley-wwll-nov-willys-mb-jeep/7258308552.html

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“Its a project as seen.
Frame serial number is there, MB188911 Dates to Nov. 1942
Engine serial no. MB429850
Engine casting 638632 -W-4 NI CR
Transfer case Model 18 J 222262
Transmission T90A-1-34
Steering box Ross T12
16″ rims
Engine turns over and stops, feels like a valve is stuck.

PTO SHOWN AT END OF TRANSFER NO INCLUDED ( single stick)

DOES NOT RUN!

Sold as seen, NO TITLE!”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Fallbrook, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2020) I wonder if the rear drive line has enough movement to accommodate the higher springs.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bar/d/fallbrook-1949-willys-jeep/7255732293.html

“Very clean, no rust, original Motor and trans. Runs good, brakes have been completely gone through. New exhaust, new shocks. Upholstery is in great shape. Wheels and tires are in good condition. 4×4 works good.”

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Year? Jeepney Riverside, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

It doesn’t run at the moment. It has a Missouri title for some reason. There’s nothing to indicate it is a 1946 or was ever a WW2 jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687047558645517

“$15,000 Here is the real deal WW2 willys Jeep Jeepney from the Philippines. Was built in the 1960’s with old war Jeeps left behind. This is a real deal with Isuzu diesel and 4 speed transmission. Old owner was a maga millionaire that took his family in the annual parade every year in this. It was part of the Schats bakery collection. Has a clean Missouri title and had over $5000 invested in the running gear years ago. Been sitting maybe 4 years and will run and drive in a few hours.”

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Article and Photos of the Bantam T2E1

UPDATE: This article from August 28, 1941, published in the Daily News (New York City), describes the Bantam BRC-40 T2E1. This is the second generation of of the T2E1, (reportedly, the first generation of the T2E1 had a the full body, which itself was a derivation of the T2, an anti-tank jeep that had the gun between the seats; however, there apparently is some debate on how to define the versions).

Also mentioned below is the Ford Swamp Angel. I’ll have more info on that in an upcoming post.

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This is a T2E1 from an angle I’ve never seen. It was published yesterday on the Quest Masters Museum Facebook page:

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Originally published May 31, 2020:

An article from 1941 appears to describe the T2E1 Bantams shown in photos below (a few more photos here also).  The article describes the rifles as 47mm, while the photo captions correctly describe the rifle as a 37mm. Perhaps the difference is that the article was written in July, while the photos were taken late in August? So, maybe, 47mm rifles might have been initially considered? (47mm anti-tank guns were developed by France as early as 1931)

This article was published July 21, 1941, in the Lansing State Journal out of Michigan:

Clipping from Lansing State Journal - Newspapers.com

#1 Originally posted 01/31/2014:

This is likely a reprint, but still a good photo of the Bantam BRC-40 T2E1.

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#2 Posted August of 2018:

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“Streamlined” Jeeps From the Pacific

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This post has been updated with a better version of the video:

The photos below are snapshots from the above video. They resemble the jeep shown below that was built by Wayne K. Pike. It was built by members of the 9th Service Squadron at the 13th Army Air Base on the island of Moratai. Note that it has a chrome/stainless trim strip absent from the car featured in the Popular Mechanics article below.

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ORIGINAL POST FEBRUARY 11, 2013:  You can view the entire Popular Mechanics’ issue on Google.

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 6 Streamlined Jeep

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 72 Jeep with Odd Body

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 77 Men using Jeep like a plow horse

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 73 Men us jeep to fix propeller

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Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 70 Fixing Jeep Frame

 
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RedYcut Ford GPA Amphibious Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models

Not many of these Amphibious jeep Ford GPA models around.

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“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE/1 REDYCUT U.S. ARMY AMPHIBIAN JEEP WOOD KIT IN ORIGINAL BOX
THE KIT LOOKS TO BE COMPLETE.
DIRECTIONS INCLUDED
A NICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE WOOD AMPHIBIAN JEEP MODEL KIT.
HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION.”

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Fleet of Toy Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

The seller indicates these were from M*A*S*H toy sets.

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“Metal diecast US military jeeps and trailers, 18 Jeeps and 16Trailers, made by Zylmex, 1983. 12 are OD green, 6 are desert camouflaged. First time I saw them was in the 1980’s they sold as part of M*A*S*H* sets. Selling to reduce my collection of soldiers and vehicles. Scale is possibly HO scale. Condition is “Used”.”

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1952 M-38A1 Parks, AZ **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay.

Bill shared this nice looking M-38A1.

“Rust free1952 M38A1 in very good condition. Period correct paint color with correct military vehicle markings. Older restoration with like-new canvas with a working military radio. Too much to list so please check out all the pictures. I Will upload pictures shortly. Please email if you have any questions or desire specific pictures. Runs great looks outstanding. Won’t find a better-priced M38A1. New steering worm shaft, ball joints, U-joints, and shackles. Period correct locking hubs and so much more using original NOS parts. Also has the original engine with matching MD data plate numbers. Battery tender wired into the 24-volt system”

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1966 CJ-6 Port Byron, IL $5250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

The dash has been modified.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/334551384330867

“Rare 1966 Jeep CJ6 Dauntless V6 runs great New poly fuel tank Freshly rebuilt transmission PTO front winch 4×4 works Great summer top off fun Great in the winter Original Willys tailgate Soft top and doors in good shape Runs down the road at 70mph with no trouble. Perfect for crawls, ice cream runs with the kids or just cruising around. Gets compliments everywhere. This is a 54 year old Jeep. It is not a perfect museum piece, it is a driver. The body has some rust spots but the frame is solid. If you are looking for a Jeep to enjoy doing Jeep things in, this is the one for you. If you want a perfect, frame off restoration, you’ll spend a lot more money and not want to take it down a gravel road or through the field.”

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1949 Jeepster Warwick, NY $9500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Bill spotted this solid appearing Jeepster.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/pine-island-1949-willys-jeepster/7257670694.html

“4 cyl. engine, recent rebuild. Body excellent, solid, absolutely no rust. Amateur paint job. Interior very good. Top like new.”

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1947 CJ-2A Cayucos, CA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The floors may have some body liner on them. There might be a patch on the passenger floor, but I can’t tell for sure. Otherwise, seems pretty solid.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/cayucos-1947-cj2a-willys-jeep/7254970034.html

“1947 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep, 2900 miles on rebuilt motor, runs great. All original. Always garaged.”

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1961 CJ-5 Kirskville, KY $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Terry shared this CJ-5. Listed as a 1961 model, the body and fenders are from a later CJ-5 (early CJ-5s had JEEP stamped in all capital on the side and no side reflectors). A DJ-5 grille has been added to the front to fit the inline 6.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/bar/d/richmond-1961-willys-jeep/7228199073.html

“Military. I was told the jeep came from California Airforce. Straight Six cylinder engine. The jeep needs some TLC with the windshield wipers are not wired. and some other things, but give me time I will get it put together but different cost. I need a truck.
Frame on the Jeep is like new.
Taxes paid up. Title in hand. CJ5
Also I have the top skeleton but not the canvas.
Sale for $5500. or trade for $7500. Looking for 1960s Ford truck.”

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CJ-2A Aluminum Hardtop La Valle, WI $600

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This was sold as a Sears Deluxe Hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/660207391317664

“Willie’s Jeep Aluminum hard top and front grill with doors.”

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1953 Austin Champ Milton, WV $4500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

ausUnique jeep, but expensive to get parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/363721668253756

“1953 Austin Champ 4 wheel drive project right hand drive very rare made in England 5 forward and five reverse gears complete vehicle Motor is free engine sealed against water Car is in Milton wv 25541”

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Year? CJ-2A? Clay City, KY $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000.

(11/24/2020) Advertised as a 1949, this has a 2A body based on the ignition holes in the dash, so it might be a 3A with a 2A body or a late 2A or some other combo.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/693449291564247

“1949 willys project good frame transmission and transfer case has had new barrens and seals put in and a gm adapter to use a gm engine has a v6 buick engine in it also have the original redator for sale or trade”

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Year? VEC CJ-2A Marquette, MI $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2020) Unclear what value is here. It’s listed as both a 1945 and a 1946. It could be early, as it has the early windshield squares.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2602705923375613

“Jeep cj 2 a early 46”

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1960 FC-150 Kiryas Joel, NY Free (To a Good Home)

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Free.

Bill spotted this free FC-150.

“1960 Willys FC-150: Free to good home!
This is a low mileage FC-150 in need of an extensive restoration or good for parts. The engine does run and the truck does move. However, the throttle rod recently broke and the truck has no brakes.
It has the original plow frame and PTO. Truck has spent its life outdoors in New Jersey and was used to plow the owners driveway from 1961 until around 2010.
Truck is currently in my garage and whoever wants the truck will have to remove it. It is currently on wheel dollies that will need to be removed.”

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Philippos Jeep Models

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Philippos has created some newer jeep models, this time building it based on a pic of a Ford GP that was modified into a crane. However, instead of a Ford GP, he made it a Bantam BRC-40. Here’s the original pic:

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWIIG503/permalink/10157377382976046/

Here is the model (FB link):

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1941 Photo of Bantam at DC Steps **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. This photo was floating one of the Facebook groups, but didn’t include the caption, which describes the passengers. This was originally published here Dec 23, 2014. 

The question of the license plate came up on Facebook (as in, why does it have a license plate), while the question of “giant jeep” came up in a previous post on eWillys. The thing that’s been a head scratcher for me is that this jeep is carrying three grown men in the front, with space between the driver and the two passengers.

What is for certain is that in May 1941 Charles Payne (exec assistant to Bantam President Frank Fenn), was in Washington to promote Bantam’s efforts (see newspaper article at the bottom of this post). 

So, thinking out loud, is it possible that the below verbiage is true, that Bantam made a “giant” or larger jeep to promote its effort to obtain a contract? It would explain why it has dealer plates (as it wasn’t owned by the military). Here’s a comparison with another face-front Bantam:

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Photo on the left is a press photo with a standard Bantam BRC-40. The one on the right is the press photo with Congress men and Bantam Rep Charles Payne.

The angle of the jeep on the right going up the steps makes it appear a little larger, so that’s not helpful. One unusual aspect is that it seems to sit taller, with a greater distance between the tires and the front fenders; yet, the spring shacks still have more play in them than the photo on the left. However, all this could be the effect of being on the stairs with six people piled in it.

The license plate, unless enlarged, suggests that the jeep on the left is not giant, but rather a standard sized jeep. Therefore, my suspicion is that this isn’t a larger jeep. So, why the “giant jeep” comment was used by the reporter is still a mystery to me. Thoughts?

From the original eBay ad: “A Vintage1941 Original Photo depicting a Giant Jeep carrying politicians in Washington D.C. The vehicle was made by the makers of the U.S. Army’s newest midget to promote their new vehicle to the suits in Washington. The small four-wheel drive utility vehicles would become an icon of World War II. Original press stamp and caption with a MAY 25 1941 stamp date are on the verso.”

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This photo was published in the May 26, 1941, issue of the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis, Minnesota:

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This article from May 04, 1941, published in the Dayton Daily News (Ohio) provides additional information on Charles Payne’s visit, but doesn’t elaborate on the “Giant Jeep”, which may have been an Associate Press reporter creation:

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1941 Articles, What is a Jeep?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This first column describes seven different uses for the term ‘jeep’. It appeared in the November 15, 1941, issue of the News Journal, out of Mansfield, Ohio:

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A few days later, this blurb was part of a column called the Daily Knave, published November 18, 1941. It highlights some of the alternative uses of the term “jeep”.

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