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Roof Palomino Facebook Group

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Roger Martin shared the news that a Roof Palomino group exists on Facebook. Given their rarity, I wouldn’t have guess that.


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Andy’s Argentine to Alaska Hiccup near Portland

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Andy Reached Alaska!

The intrepid explorer overcame his obstacles and made it to the Alaska border the other day. Congrats on the continuing journey!



Originally posted May 30, 2023: 


Andy, from Argentina, standing in his engine compartment at Washougal Classic Jeep while Richard and Jake work on his engine.

Recently, through Facebook, I was made aware of Andy, who is driving his Willys wagon from Argentina to Alaska. I lack many of the details, but I know that by early May Andy had made it all the way to Oregon when his engine finally gave out. Unable to go any farther, he and friends reached out through Facebook to find someone would could help him fix his engine (a couple posts on this FB page).

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Richard Darr of Washougal Classic Jeep, near Vancouver, Washington, volunteered to help. While Andy stayed with a friend in Tigard, Oregon, Richard towed the vehicle to his place, diagnosed the problems:

“The engine has some serious issues for sure and the cracks have us spooked as well but we are going to try and breathe life back into this engine to hopefully finish the journey to Alaska. We really don’t know if the cracks happened recently or been there for quite some time. We are going to put a new timing set in and reseal the valves, clean out all the blockages in the cooling ports and new head gasket and top it off with a tune up and see what happens. Drive it around locally a bit to see how it takes. If it seems healthy enough to send Andy on his way then off he goes.. if not.. then we will have to switch gears and come up with a replacement engine or something. Jake and I are happy to do what we can to get Andy to the finish line of his more than 8 year Trek.”

After a couple weeks, Richard and Jake were able to repair the engine enough that Andy decided not to invest in another block. They test drove the wagon recently and are satisfied it is ready. Andy test drove it as well and says it is more powerful than it has been since Bolivia (I can only guess something happened to the engine there?). So, Andy is prepared to take off towards Alaska again.



Jake and Richard testing the wagon’s rebuilt engine, with Jake driving.

During the process, did require Richard to spend $400 of his own money (plus all the time). I’m going to send Richard $200 to cover half his expenses. If anyone wants to donate as well, you can send money directly to me through PayPal ( and I will send Richard an additional check based on any donations (he doesn’t have PayPal). If you have any questions, just email me:


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1947 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA $15,000


Looks like a nice build.

“1947 Willy’s, tons of upgrades! Too much to list. Head turner for sure. Must see to appreciate. Automatic Transmission New tires New seats Chevy 350 V8 Tagged and Titled in Hand. No DMV issues. Price is negotiable”

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1964 CJ-3B San Jose, CA $7900


This late model 3B looks in good shape.

“Hi I am selling my 1964 Willy’s Jeep runs perfect, clean , 4 cylinder and 3 speed, always FUN to Drive”

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1953 M-38A1/CJ-5 Murphy, ID $4700


UPDATE: I missed the CJ-5 body. Ugh. Thanks guys!

Someone has swapped out the dash on this. I’m guessing it’s just a custom dash? It isn’t M-38A1 and doesn’t have a whole for a standard CJ-5 speedometer, though it does have a right side glove box.

“1953 Jeep, not sure if model or miles, runs great, drives and stops, 4wd works, good tires, has original seat frames, lights do not work and needs wiring work”

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1957 FC-150 Peculiar, MO $750

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No title.

“1957 jeep fc 150 parts. what ya see is what ya get. no title and engine from one is not included”


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1951 CJ-3A Colfax, CA $2500


Unclear if it runs or not.

“Willys CJ3a 1951 All original running gear Good project Lost title”

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1952 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $3000


The data tag suggest this is a 1952 CJ-3A.

“Jeep Willy’s with original drivetrain Exact year unknown, but it does have original identification plates. In good shape, would make a good build for the right buyer $3000 OBO, comes with bill of sale”

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1951 CJ-3A Yreka, CA $2800


It doesn’t run and has floor rust.

“Pretty cool ok Willy’s 2A jeep Clean title Body has bad floor rust Has an old small block Chevy Muncie 4 speed Warn overdrive Does not run”

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1953 CJ-3B Kimberly, OR $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/03/2023) Runs. There must be a story behind that wood bumper?

“3 speed. All new brakes and drums. Runs good. Just needs some TLC.”

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Year? CJ-2A/CJ-5 East Greenwich, RI $800


Here’s another example of a CJ-5 grafted onto the rear of a CJ-2A. Unclear how much value is here.

“No paperwork, hasn’t run in years.. been in the family a long time. Would Make a nice project. Needs lots of work”


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Year? CJ-2A Trout Run, PA $500


Parts jeep with no title.

“Late 40’s Willys Cj2a. No Title. Frame is rough and rotted through on the front. Engine is froze up. Body still has some decent pieces to use. What you see is what you get. Asking $500 obo. Jeep is located in Trout Run, PA.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Rio Linda, CA $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/17/2023) This has had a few mods, but there is a good deal of pink on that body. It’s also still 2WD.

“1960 Jeep Willy’s Surrey Gala. Body is in great condition.”

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Sidebars and Netting Done; Frame Washed

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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

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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

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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

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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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