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1950 CJV-35U Fayetteville, NC eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

This might make a good restoration. It looks like the body has been patched a bit.

“n 1950 the USMC ordered only 1000 of these jeeps. This jeep was designed to run submerged for 15 minutes. The serial # ran from 10,000 to 11,000 and this jeep is # 410. My research has this jeep being one of only 29 ever found. The motor is original to the jeep and runs by feeding it fuel. This CJV35/U has one of only 3 original distributors left. The distributor alone has been valued at $3000.00. This jeep still has the original 6 volt generator, starter and voltage regulator. It also still has the positive ventilation valves, waterproof headlights, and the 6 volt ignition switch.  The radios are gone! The 12volt generator for the radios is gone! The hold down loops for the front and rear are still there. The hood is original and still has the 4 hood hold downs and the original USMC bumper #.”

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1952 Wagon Denver, CO **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was last on eBay.

(01/12/2013) This looks good. It needs two minor items fixed.

“This 1952 Jeep Willys “station wagon” was one of the very first SUVs!

$15K Frame-off restoration was completed in 2010 and included:
-Body was pulled off the frame, taken down to bare metal, sanded, prepped, primed and painted professionally.
-Frame was detailed, prepared with POR15 and painted
-Fully rebuilt original overhead valve engine (Runs like new with only about 1000 miles!)
-4 wheel drive system and stock locking hubs gone through and restored.
-Rebuilt 3-speed manual transmission
-New Brakes
-All new interior with original fold and tumble seat
-New oak wood floors runners and slats with new hardware
-New rear tailgate
-All new weatherstripping and rubber
-New Fuel Pump
-Functioning Aftermarket gage cluster
-New Firestone wide whitewall tires (Can be flipped around if you like the old look). Hubcaps shown in a few pictures below are included in sale.”

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FC-Roundup 2013 Starts Today!

• CATEGORIES: Event, FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

The Roundup Starts Today!

That’s Ann and I enjoying our first ride in a tour jeep and our first FC Roundup event

Jesse has announced the dates for the 2013 FC Roundup.

He writes, “The last ten years have been great for Andrea and I, we have been Most Fortunate to be able to meet and become very close friends with many of you, that have attended. Over the years we have seen many unfinished almost disposable, yard art become beautiful daily drivers, some FCs have become better than original.

Jeep Motor company displayed a concept FC this year, We have FC-Owner dream trucks that are displayed at the Roundups that actually become real daily drivers. We started out not knowing who would attend, or if it was just me. We have grown to be able to have on display some of the best FCs to show off. When we started out there was no such thing as going out for an FC Cruise. Last year, thanks to Craig B. and Jason M., we had 2 FC Tour Jeeps driving around town full of Roundup people, all day and into the night, imagine daily going to breakfast or dinner, riding in a Tour Jeep with a lot of other FCs out for FC-Only vehicles cruising on the highway.

I was told by some of you after the last event that it was the best event ever. The reason is that this is your event by being here as a participant, I also feel it may have had something to do with those people having brought an FC to the event. Imagine having a Yard Art FC in the garage backyard or even the front yard for 15 years, and after one visit to the Roundup, we see some of you here again now with a truck.

Lately I have seen a lot of posts about diesel Power, 4 speeds, Power Steering and I have seen a lot of new names, the Roundup and the NW FC Get Together in Tacoma, WA in August, allow some of you to go to one place and see a lot of trucks and see a lot of new ideas, you can learn more in a few days about FCs.

If you own a Jeep Cab Over Forward Control or FleetVan, then invite you all to be here. The date of the Roundup is usually the last weekend of March, this year it was moved earlier, to observe Easter week. I hope to see you soon, remember this event is restricted and is for Jeep FCs and FleetVans only.

It is only 5 months away, and it may seem early, but I feel that some people like me, need to have the date on a calendar far enough in advance to know to be here.

http://thefcconnection.com/2013_fc_roundup_information.htm

Thanks
Jesse Ybarra

You can see photos and my reports from the 2012 event:

http://www.ewillys.com/2012/03/30/friday-at-the-2012-fc-roundup/

http://www.ewillys.com/2012/04/02/2012-fc-roundup-report/

 
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Canyon De Chelly National Monument

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Almost to the observation point at Spider Point, Canyon De Chelly, just before we dodged Craig . . .

For more than a decade Canyon De Chelly National Monument has been on my bucket list of places to visit. I’d read about the beautiful canyons and seen pictures of the Puebloan dwellings perched high within the walls. Yet, I had never visited the place, because its location deep within the Navajo Reservation has kept it from being a convenient side trip. In fact, if you do a search of the web, you’ll find a variety of potential visitors asking if it is worth the trip. While many of the responses gush over the place, Ann and I were deeply disappointed.

We arrived at 4pm under a cloudy sky, having driven through hundreds of miles of Navajo Reservation land (an experience in itself). The winds were blowing pretty good, adding to an already cool day. Fortunately we had plenty of warm clothes, so cold temperatures couldn’t stop us. We entered the visitor center to pay our park fee and learned that the park is free. We thought that strange, but took it as a sign of good fortune.

We told the ranger we knew little about the park and asked if he could make some suggestions on what to see. He described a north tour and a south tour, with the coup-de-grace being Spider Point, the farthest vista along the south drive. We chose to save the best for first and began driving along the south drive.

As soon as we entered the park, we saw the jeep tour sign. Then, there was cowboy woman’s coffee shack, and the term shack might be stretching it, for it wasn’t that nice. But, it was local flavor so we just mentioned it and moved on. But, the local flavor never disappeared. As we drove up the park road we’d see view points for the canyon on our left and Navajo homesteads on our right. As we talked about it, we realized we weren’t in a park, but in the Navajo’s back yard.

After twenty minutes of driving we rounded the Spider Point access road when we saw an unwashed filthy old man wearing a dora explorer pink backpack. He popped out of the bushes some distance in front of us, crossed the road, and was walking off into the middle of nowhere. Ann looked at me and said, “Well, that’s not odd . . .”  Several hundred feet later we saw these two young men of Navajo descent digging with a couple shovels on what seemed to be park land. It just seemed odd.

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Spider Point Parking Lot Overlook at Canyon De Chelly. I liked the simple tubes for viewing. They really helped.

Ten minutes later we were standing at the parking lot at a fence with a beautiful view of the canyon. There was one other car, so it was very quiet. I particularly liked the low budget pointers used to direct visitor’s eyes to different Puebloan ruins. Just as I was beginning to think this might be a cool place, Craig showed up. Well, I guess he didn’t just show up, rather he jumped out of a plateless mini-van that barely slowed down before it sped off again.

It took all of thirty seconds for Craig to amble over to us and introduce himself. Craig’s high pitched  feminine voice was unexpected; so was the smell that followed him. Craig claimed that his grandmother owned the hogan that just happened to be located at the end of the walking path off of Spider Point. He asked if we like to see that? I said yes, just to see what his response was. He took off excitedly down the path to the observation point. Meanwhile, Ann saw two men of apparently Navajo descent disappear into the bushes nearby. We never did figure out where they went.

Given our location, Ann joked that her Spidey senses were on full alert. I had to agree with her, as something felt completely wrong with the situation. Yet, feeling intrepid, we decided to walk down to the observation point path so we could see the view. We found a cool spot and took some photos, lingering to let Craig disappear.

Eventually we made it to the observation point itself, though I could see Craig lurking at a point beyond the view point. After a few quick photos, neither of us were enjoying the view. It just felled odd. So, we decided to get out of there.

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Spider Point at Canyon De Chelly

About a mile passed Spider point was another view point. Parked just to the side of the parking lot was the same van that dropped off Craig. Someone sat inside, waiting for something. So, we sped off to the main road.

At the main road, we began to weave our way back to the park entrance. We saw another spur road that led to another view point. What the heck, we thought. We drove to the parking lot, only to find a peddler of trinkets and necklaces waiting for anyone to appear. We’ve run across similar peddling at Four Corners and Gooseneck State Park in Utah, but never in a national park. That being the last straw, we decided to leave the park.

It turned out we couldn’t leave the park fast enough. The road back to the entrance had a speed limit of 45mph. The road had no shoulders. It bobbed and weaved down a hillside. I was traveling 50mph. A white car behind me was following at a reasonable distance. At one point I looked back at the car and, out of no where, a yellow school bus appeared. It was riding the rear of the white car. The bus was aggressive enough that it caught my attention.

We were halfway down to the park entrance when I saw the white car pull off at a view point. If I were the white car I would have done the same thing. In fact, because the bus was going to be behind me, I sped up to 55mph, figuring that would keep me ahead of the bus. It seems I thought wrong. I watched the bus round two corners behind me, the weight of the bus would cause it to lean. The driver compensated by veering multiple times into the opposing lane. It took several shifts of the steering wheel before the bus driver got control. Once the driver found a straight away, all he/she knew how to do was go fast, because even at 55mph, that driver caught me quickly .

I had two choices, I could remain at 55mph and have some freaking careless driver riding my butt, or I could pull off and let the driver go by. I chose the latter course, because I didn’t need to put our safety risk. Sure enough, that bus roared passed us and we never saw it again.

We thought about stopping at the Visitor’s Center and complaining, but it was closed by the time we arrived, so we bolted. Heck, we wanted our money back, even though we hadn’t paid anything!

As we were about to leave Chinle, the town where Canyon De Chelly is located, Ann noticed the High School had double perimeter fencing, an outside fence consisting of a security fence (barbed wire) and an inner fence. Between the two fences was a security car patroling the area. To enter the school a person had to go through a security booth. Given Chinle is in the middle of nowhere, it was surreal.

That was our image as we left the area. That school bus might as well have followed us out of town, because we weren’t wasting anytime leaving. Besides, there was nothing there that we hadn’t seen at Mesa Verde, Zion, Canyonlands, or other parks in the NPS or Utah State Park system.

 
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Hole N” The Rock South of Moab

We were cruising southward on Hwy 191 when we ran across “Hole N” The Rock“. It’s a very unexpected site!  Though we were curious enough to take photos from the highway, we were too busy hurrying south towards our fateful encounter with Canyon De Chelly. While we took some good photos, we missed getting a photo of the “license plate” jeep sculpture, which sits in the parking lot of the convenience store. I always wondered where that sculpture was. Next time, we will stop and check it out more closely. In the meantime, you can learn more about this tourist trap from these travelers.

This is the view from the north side:

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From the south side:

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And here is a nice shot of the License Plate Jeep sculpture:

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Jumping Jeep Moss Agate From Mitchell, Oregon

• CATEGORIES: Features

As best as I can figure out, there is a real type of agate called Jumping Jeep Moss Agate. If anyone can chime in on this, feel free. The “Shirts” in the story refers to Shirts Quant, who was a real person.

Here’s the story I found . . . “ANOTHER FAMOUS DISCOVERY IS THE JUMPIN JEEP MOSS AGATE FIND NEAR MITCHELL OREGON. NOW SHIRTS AND A FELLA BY THE NAME OF MITCHELL LOCATED THIS CLAIM WAY UP ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN. THEY WERE GETTING SOME FANTASTIC AGATE OUT. THERE WAS A HUGE BOULDER OF SOLID MOSS AGATE WITH REDS AND GOLDS, BUT THEY COULD NOT BUDGE IT. THEY GOT THE IDEA OF BRINGING UP AN OLE WILLYS JEEP AND IT HAD A WINCH ON THE FRONT END, MAN THEY WINCHED THAT HOSS UP AND HIKED TO THE JEEP AND GRINNING THEY TURNED ON THE WINCH AND THE ROCK BUDGED A BIT AND BEFORE THEY COULD STOP IT THE JEEP TOOK OFF ROLLING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE ROCK!!! IN THEIR HASTE THEY HAD FORGOT TO ANCHOR THE JEEP. SHIRTS SAID THEY JUST STOOD THERE IN AWE HE LAUGHED AND SAID “A COUPLE TIMES THAT JEEP WENT WAAAAY UP AIRBORNE” HE SAID FOLKS FROM ALL OVER HAD TO COME AND LOOK AT THAT JEEP…”

http://stores.ebay.com/RHODES-CABBIN-AND-GEMS/THE-PROSPECTORS-PAGE.html

Here’s one picture of Jumping Jeep Plume Agate:

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Wooden Jeep Sign on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

Maybe someone is looking for this unique sign?

“Thank you for visiting my eBay Auctions and Store. 3D Signs specializes in unique hand crafted signs and plaques. These signs make the perfect gift and are not available from any other eBay seller!

DESCRIPTION
This is a single sided sign, routed on Real Wood in my wood shop. It is painted with bright acrylic paints, and finished with multiple coats of clear lacquer for long lasting protection. Your new sign comes ready to hang with a sawtooth style hanger already installed.

This sign measures approximately 11″x 15″

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1942 M2 Half Track Knights Landing, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I don’t know anything about these, but what there looks solid to me.

“this is an m2 halftrack
it has the original data plate and a very good frame. it has all the riveted on bed mounts in good shape.
the engine runs good. i had the head surfaced. it has good oil pressure.

rebuilt carburetor
new intake/ exhaust gasket
new plugs and wires
new electric fuel pump
new shift knobs
new gas petal
new oil and filter

this has no title. bill of sale only

located in knights landing california which is about an hour north of sacramento.
i can load this on your trailer
for more info on halftracks and parts for them visit halftrackinfo.com

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Bantam T3-C Trailer West Coast $1500

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Art asked me to post this.

“For Sale – Rare Bantam T3-C (Civilian) trailer – Has been stored inside for the past 40 years. Original bows as shown. Almost no rust. Call 509 531-9993 -//$1500 firm. I am bringing this little find up from So. Cal. To WA State on March 25. Can deliver most any where in California or parts of Oregon if purchased on or before March 25-26. California title.”

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1953 M-38A1 Oregon Coast, OR $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

It runs and drives. Can’t see much from the pic, but it looks stock.

“Military Jeep. willys. 1953 M38a1. This awesome jeep is all original with gun mount and bo lights . It runs and drives. some rust on the floor and needs a little work on rear quarter panel but nothing bad. Awesome off roader or hunting rig. I will post pics later. 503-593-9451″

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/3695769883.html

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1946 CJ-2A Allentown, PA $5200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It’s not a perfect restoration, but might be worth a look.

“F/S: 1946 Willy’s CJ2-A $5,200
This Jeep runs and drives excellently. It has new wheels and tires, fuel tank, master brake cylinder, and a 12 volt battery conversion (much more reliable than the old 6 volt systems). The Jeep has fresh oil, brake fluid, clean oil/air filters, new spark plugs, and freshly packed grease fittings.

The Jeep is a blast to drive. The 4×4, in combination with the big tires and small wheelbase, makes it a beast off-road. The “Go Devil” four cylinder motor is true to its reputation as being reliable and powerful. Also, it has a Power Take Off in the rear that can be used to power farm equipment like a generator, wood splitter, or winch. A working PTO is a rare option to find in these Jeeps.

Overall, this is an excellent old jeep. Keep in mind, though, it is almost 70 years old. It is great for cruising around town, back roads, or off-roading, but it can’t do highways. It can be driven home locally, but I would recommend transporting it over far distances. Transportation can be arranged through me for a serious buyer.
*The headlights and one brake light recently stopped working, but I have the parts to fix them and I hope to have it done before selling it.

I bought the Jeep as a father/son project. I’m selling it now because I’m ready to start a new project.
Thanks, and for more information/pictures contact me through text or call.

(610) 59 Seven Four 745″

http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/3695104053.html

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1952? M-38? Gardnerville, NV $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, MB

The body doesn’t look like a M-38 tub. It’s missing the fuel inlet. Maybe it’s a mb/gpw tub?

“CA registered till dec 2013 jeep. 231 v6 with long flow headers. 3 speed with twin stick and warn overdrive. new best top tiger top cost $900. full roll cage jeep is complete and is a true m38 tub. I am 3rd owner since it was bought from government. low miles . has tow bar. great hunting rig and eye turner. call 530-852-143four bob”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/3695574837.html

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1950 CJ-3A Tulsa, Ok $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This still needs some work. The brakes aren’t quite ‘right’.

“1950 Willys CJ3A Jeep. Rebuilt Engine, Rebuilt Transmission, Rebuilt Transfer Case, Rebuilt Carb, New Clutch, New clutch Linkage, Replaced Rear End. New Complete Brake System. Rebuilt Starter, Rebuilt alt, Original Air Cleaner and Oil Bath (Very Hard to find) . Steering Colum Rebuilt, Converted to 12 Volt System, Fuse Box, All New Color Coded Wiring, New Electronic Ignition, Turn Signals, Brake Lights. Radiator Cleaned, Fuel Tank cleaned, New Fuel Sending unit. Frame off with all new Body Bushings and Hardware. Interior floor sprayed With Back Rhino lining. New Hood. Windsheild wipers, Windshield is cracked. Has a hard top manf by a after market dealer in Houston Texas in the 50s. This jeep was put back together original . Has the original flat head motor rebuilt. 3 speed 4×4 standard transmission . This jeep is ready to drive. There are a couple things, needs to be painted if you want. There is not a back seat. The brakes have all been replaced, rotors, pads, lines, springs, but for some reason i cant get them right.??? Tires are brand new i put them on basically to roll around to repair, Would suggest getting some type of mud tire. Other than that this thing is ready to have fun with. If you are looking for something to tear down and put a 350 engine and transmission in, this jeep is not for you.

I have all receipts of parts and repairs. Also i have the repair and parts manuals for this jeep. Original color chip from MFG, The original paint color was a burnt red/orange”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/3695627318.html

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1964 CJ-3B Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Sold on eBay for $8000.

This seller calls this a M606 styled CJ-3B. It appears in good shape.

“Very nice, original unrestored 1964 Willys CJ3B in the service skin of the Vietnam war period. These jeeps (last of the Willys Flat Fenders) were sent by the hundreds to Vietnam They were not used tactically by the U.S but in security roles and staff duty vehicles in garrison around Saigon ect.
This vehicle in in very authentic configuration as the 3Bs put into service during that war.
Original condition with no rust or rust repairs ever..
The 134 F head motor powers this vehicle, transfer case and lockouts operate perfectly. There is a chipped tooth on the 1st/reverse gear that makes
a noise in 1st and reverse but does not effect the performance of the vehicle.
It has a military canvas top and windshield cover.
I am the 3rd owner, the 2nd owner was the original owners son who took possession of the vehicle only 4 years ago just before I purchased it.”

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1941? Flat Fender Crawler Arcata, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available

(03/14/2013) This may be a good price if the suspension was modified to crazily.

“1941 Willy’s crawler
Has lockers front rear 538 gears
84 s-10 4cly
Granny low 4 speed
Terra low transfer case gears twin stick dana 18 front dig
35″ boggers 30-20 ish tread
New 12000 winch
Runs good
$3500 obo not moving much
call /text 7074961853″

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/3695248652.html

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1948 CJ-2A Squaw Valley, CA $1850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1850.

(01/19/2013) This has some interesting rims. You might check to see if this has a title before driving out.

“THIS IS FOR A 1948 CJ2A RANCH JEEP. HAS BEEN USED ON THE RANCH FOR 40 YEARS. A NEW CRATED F – HEAD ENGINE WAS PUT IN THE JEEP YEARS AGO. EXTRA PARTS ARE 2 TOW BARS, GEAR BOXES, 4 USED TIRES ON RIMS, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PARTS.

WE ARE LOCATED NEAR GEORGE SMITH AND BUTTERCUP LANE IN SQUAW VALLEY’ ONLY A COUPLE OF MILES FROM HWY 180. PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR TO GET MORE INFORMATION. WE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS. CELL 559 903-4058.”

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/3695564889.html

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Ivan’s Auto Recycling ‘Sign’

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features • TAGS: .

South of Moab a few miles this jeep has become a permanent fixture, hovering above Ivan’s Auto Recycling Sign. I’ve seen pictures of it, but hadn’t done a closeup inspection.  It turns out to be a CJ-2A with three data plates (though the plates themselves are gone). It might also have had indents, but the driver’s side is so hammered, I can’t positive tell if it did or didn’t.

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Paul’s Flat Fender Project

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Paul is building this flat fender so he can drive it on road and off road. It’s his dream jeep that he’s been working on for several winters. As you can see from his list of goodies, it should be a fun vehicle to drive.

Chevy 4.3 carbed
turbo 350 tranny
power steering conversion
IDIIT steering column
hanging pedal conversion
new painless harness
lokar shifter
Lokar ebrake
Auto meter gauges
dana 44 rear 3.73 11″ drums
dana 30 powerlock front
Chevy front disc brake system
dana 300
tom woods cv shaft
74 CJ 5 low back
Warn 8274
2PC front DS
Rancho springs
Rs9000 shocks
true dual exhaust
Full cage

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