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Howard & Ora Boyd’s Jeep Trip to South America

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This interesting collection of news articles captures Howard & Ora Boyd’s 1958 trip in an FC to South America. The first article was published prior to the trip. The second was published during the trip. The third was published following the trip. I was only able to find one photo and it was poor at best. It may have been that the Boyd’s got the idea from the Schreiders, who did nearly the same route three years before them.

Howard Boyd died in 1993, but Ora Boyd lived until 2009, dying at the age of 106, meaning she was born around 1903. Living much of their lives near Eugene, Oregon, according to her obituary their year-long jeep trip was one of her all-time favorite memories. The obituary was published in the Talent, Oregon, Historical Society newsletter, so I’ve written them to see if we can learn more.

1. This October 31, 1958, EugeneRegister-Guard article discusses trip preparations. The Boyds had a custom camper built for their FC (though no articles mention the model of the vehicle — it looks to me like an FC based on the pic below). They named their jeep “El Borrego”.

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2. One February 15, 1959, the Eugene Register-Guard published an article that updated readers on the Boyd’s progress.

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3. The Eugene Register-Guard reported on May 31, 1959, that the couple had returned safely to Eugene after seven months, 13 countries, and 23,000 miles.

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A ‘Big’ Texas Pipeline Business

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

According to a February 1956 article in Willys News This jeep owner was using a jeep-a-trencher to launch his pipeline business.

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The Laffly French Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles shared pictures of this odd French vehicle called a Laffly.

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Fermel Jeeps from the Union Mine @ Auction

• CATEGORIES: News

This unique South Africa Personnel Carrier was owned by the Union Mine. That’s one strong looking roof! In the last photo it looks like there’s another one of these in the background. See new ones here.

http://www.clearasset.co.za/asset/view/1284/jeep-personnel-carrier

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1941 MB Slat Grille Mount Lookout, WV eBay

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This is a rough project.

“THIS IS A VERY EARLY PRODUCTION WILLYS MB. IT HAS SLAT GRILL AND REAR WILLYS SCRIPT. THE VIN IS I02095.
THIS CAME FROM A FARMERS FIELD WHERE IT HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE THE 1950’S. THE JEEP FLOOR BOARD IS VERY RUSTY BUT THE REAR IS PRETTY GOOD. THE MOTOR WAS COVERED AND HAS OIL IN IT. TRANSMISSION AND TRANSFER CASE ARE STILL IN THE JEEP. THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT WILLYS TO RESTORE GIVEN IT IS SUCH AN EARLY PRODUCTION. PLEASE SEE ALL THE PICTURES WHICH INCLUDE A LOT OF PARTS. NO TITLE. WILL PROVIDE BILL OF SALE.”

View all the information on eBay

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1967 CJ-6 Southern Louisiana **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.

RJ is selling his good looking CJ-6.

“I have for sale my 1967 CJ6 half cab. It was a frame off restoration, however, paint color and half cab is not original to the jeep. A lot of new and rebuilt part. Original drivetrain; Dauntless V6 engine with rebuilt T86 transmission and T18 transfer case. Dana 27 front axle, Dana 44 rear. All new steering linkage with rebuilt Ross steering box. Driven 2,3 times weekly. Starts right up and gets a lot of attention everywhere you go. Asking $11,000 OBO. Located in South Louisiana.”

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Willys Cargo-Personnel Carrier Project

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

A rare Willys Cargo-Personnel Carrier is about to undergo a restoration by the Ione Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West. This one is in pretty rough shape and sports the 6-226 Hurricane Motor. However, the running gear had already been gone through.

Information and specs beyond the brochure are difficult to find. Even good photos of them are rare. If anyone has any additional information on these, email Robert at buckydodle@yahoo.com.

Below are some pics of the jeep:

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Ferris Orange Groves Jeep Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

There must be some other photos of these Ferris Jeeps somewhere.

“Foreman sitting in his Willys Jeep at the Ferris Orange Groves on US 41 in Floral City, Florida. Card is unused.”

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1962 Mitsubishi Jeep Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This has some good Mitsubishi info on it.

“RARE ORIGINAL BROCHURE on the GASOLINE and DIESEL 4-WHEEL-DRIVE CJ-3B JEEP (Versions J3 (JC-3) and J-10 (JC-10) as well as the JEEP STATION WAGON (DELIVERY WAGON), FIRE ENGINE and 1/4-TON TRAILER, all built by MITSUBISHI in the 1960’s under license from WILLYS. Opens to approximately 16 by 21-Inches.”

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1962 Mitsubishi CJ-3B Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

Another neat Mitsubishi brochure.

” RARE ORIGINAL BROCHURE on the GASOLINE and DIESEL 4-WHEEL-DRIVE CJ-3B JEEP built by MITSUBISHI in the 1960’s under license from WILLYS. Opens to approximately 17 by 18-Inches.”

View all the information on eBay

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NOS GPW Engine San Francisco, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine

UPDATE: **SOLD** 

“For sale 1 original WWII NOS crated Ford factory GPW replacement engine assembly (part # FM GPW 6004). The NOS engine & the crate are both in MINT CONDITION!”

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1962 FC-150 Galena, KS **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $5000.

Needs some brake work, but looks solid in the pic.

“Wanting to sell my 1962 willys fc150 truck. Has the hurricane 4 cylinder will run but needs brake work and tires been setting for several years inside. ”

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1966 CJ-6 Corona, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

Has some good updates.

“Up for sale is my fully restored and customized CJ5. I am the second owner of this Jeep, it was purchased by my Grandfather in 1966, I got it in 1998. He and I finished the frame off restoration in 2001 where we stretched it 20 inches to 101 inch wheel base (CJ6). This is a trail Jeep, not a crawler, but will go virtually anywhere you point it if you know what you’re doing. Rebuilt the Dauntless V6, T86 3 speed and Dana 18 xsfer case. Custom list is far too long but here are a few items; 4 inch lift, shackle reverse kit, msd offroad digital ignition, Holley 2 barrel carb kit, custom dash with autometer gauges, tilt steering, dana 30 front end swap W/ disc brakes, 11 inch drum kit in rear, completely hydraulic brake system with manual proportioning valve and OR racing master cylinder, completely new Painless wiring system with fuse box, AGR power steering system, Upgraded headlights, off road lights, rear tire carrier. Serious inquiries only please, no trades, no barters, no low ballers. Txt, email or call if interested,”

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1947 CJ-2A $5500 & 1948 CJ-2A $6500 Appleton, WI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided, but the 1948 has 3 point hitch.

willys jeep 1947 39.000 mi. original condition paint, tires rims, never dented, clean restoreable condition. this rare willys is loaded with extra options. jump seat, wipers, plow, full canvas top, engine original running. has all clips on nuts nothing looks worked on. found in a barn. original key. very nice civilian willys.
Also have a rare 1948 agri willys jeep with a PTO and a 3 POINT HITCH. There is an aluminum plate on the back bumper for the 3pt hitch. SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED for this one or trade for a chevy or gmc 4×4 3/4 ton or dually. this willys is rusty in places but was running a few years ago.

http://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/4887292021.html

 
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1974 CJ-6 Plainfield, IN $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Appears to have a spring-over lift.

“Here is a hard to find 1974 CJ-6 jeep V8 304 with a manual trans. It starts and runs great as well as drives down the road with no issues. It has a new soft cover with removable doors and new tires. It is not perfect, but great shape for it`s age. It gets looks everywhere it goes with big thumps up. Please text with questions.”

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/4889780240.html

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1959 Wagon Ingleside, IL $1500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Runs and plows, but is rough.

“1959 willys overland hurricane flathead 6. With 7’6″ Western plow. Drive train and plow good.”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/4879802905.html

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1948 CJ-2A/MB Livingston, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

(12/06/2014) Solid militarized CJ-2A.

“This is a hybrid Willys CJ2A body and chassis, with an MB front end, with correct military accessories, and correct WWII Olive Drab green paint, made to match that of the WWII Willy’s MB. Ready to drive. It cold starts first try every time, runs smooth and drives straight. Converted to 12 Volt system. 4 wheel drive is fully operational. 8,000 miles on original 4 cylinder L head Go-Devil engine. 3 speed – T-90 Transmission. 5 brand new military style tires. Always garaged. The body has been restored, minor rust on frame. Includes PTO winch on front end, which is operational but does not have a cable. Comes with authentic soft top from a Ford GPW. Locations of choke and throttle do not match that of an MB, but can be moved to correct locations. Includes spare cylinder head, all gaskets necessary for an engine overhaul, brand new spare Solex Carburetor, new spare intake and exhaust manifolds and gaskets. This jeep is more reliable than my daily driver; I really don’t want to let it go and know I will regret it when it’s gone so come get it before I change my mind. ”

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CJ-3A Parts Bagdad, AZ

• CATEGORIES: Parts

No pics provided.

“CJ3A GRILLE $100
CJ3A FIBERGLASS FENDERS (NEW) $150
CJ3B GRILLE $100
CJ3A HOOD $100
DANA 18 TRANSFERCASE, (WAS REBUILT WITH ALL SPICER PARTS-NO CHEAP STUFF)
HAS LESS THAN 1000 MILES ON IT. $250”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/pts/4889753550.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Lodi, WI $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

“1947 Jeep Willys CJ2-A project or parts for sale ($2500 OBO). I have most everything but the body. I started this project over 10 years ago and time/space/money just haven’t been on my side. The body was trashed when I got it and has unfortunately been disposed of. I have the windshield frame, tailgate and front seat frames. I have the motor and transmission and all of the drive-train. I have a new front left axle shaft, 4 brand new tires and tubes, 4 original rims and a couple of mis-matched spares (most have been sand-blasted), a nearly complete bearing kit and many other components needed for the rebuild. I do own the original “Jeep” stamped hood, but I do not have it at my location. I am unsure if I ever had the title, but I will scour all of my records for it. I am very sad to give this up, but it is time.”

http://madison.craigslist.org/cto/4846839370.html

 
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1954 CJ-3B Parker Dam, AZ $6400

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6400.

(06/29/2013) This has slats on the hood.

“This is a really nice Willys original 1954 give me a shout…What do you have to trade? + cash ??? I’m old this Jeep is old BUT the jeep is in better shape than me. Thanks for reading my ad. Bill”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/4885800876.html

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1949 CJ-3A Mt. Arlington, NJ $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2014) There appears to be some value here.

“Up for sale is a 1949 Willys CJ3A. I do not have a title for the truck. The truck was the start of a frame off restoration that was never completed. The body needs work replacing floor sections. I have a lot of spare parts for the truck. If interested please contact me with any questions. I will upload picture soon.”

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/4890513330.html

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1944 MB Winlock, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

(12/16/2014) Has Toyota axles.

“5500 or trade for built Toyota 44 willys Buick v6 3 speed Toyota axles 33″ tires newer warn winch fuel cell gas cans tilt wheel no doors no top runs and drives great no rust trade for a built Toyota tell me what you have”

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1943 GPW Pomona, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks to have an overdrive.

“1943 JEEP FORD WILLY FLAT FENDER 4 CYL. FLAT HEAD 3 SPPED WITH OVER DRIVE CONVERTED TO 12 VOLTS CLEAN TITLE IN HAND UP TO DATE ON REG. RUNS AND LOOKS GOOD NEW 31 BF GOODRICH TIERS ASKING $7500.00 CAL”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4890654693.html

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1946 CJ-2A Silverhill, AL $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(02/05/2015) The engine runs, but jeep needs work.

“Good running jeep,4WD works,original Go-devil flathead 4,has good power,probably been rebuilt but have no papers to prove it,needs tires,and some tlc,tub has some minor rust through but not bad for an almost 70 year old jeep.I’d prefer to sell but would entertain a trade for a good diesel compact tractor or a pre 49 truck,or maybe a nice vintage boat,just ask the worst I can say is no.”

http://mobile.craigslist.org/cto/4877697403.html

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1951 Jeep Race Sends Boys to Court

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

An article in the July 13, 1951, issue of the Toledo Blade reported on three kids who climbed the fence at Willys Overland and commandeered some jeeps.

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