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1947 CJ-2A Keno, OR $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.

(09/14/2012) There might be some value here.

“Have a 1947 Willys Jeep. Has doors and 2 roll cages. Have a spare fiberglass hood for it as well. Has a crack in the engine block. Everything is there for a winter project or parts. Asking 1200 obo.”

http://klamath.craigslist.org/cto/4785997070.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Rancho Cucamonga, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(02/25/2014) This runs, but needs tags.

“Must go this week 2,000 no more no less
owes 500 in tags uncle forgot to put on non operation at DMV”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4793186434.html

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1945? MB? Tacoma, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

It’s been customized.

“I am selling my Jeep… I bought it a little over a year ago, and have done a lot of work in starting to restore it. It has a 56 ford straight six engine, an old three speed manual transmission, 87 Toyota axles and is a lot of fun. I put on a new starter, single wire alternator, wiring harness, brake lines, and custom soft top. I bought it for 2500, and wanted to slowly build up parts to do a total rebuild. Unfortunately life gets in the way, so I am going to let it go. It is a ton of fun, and always grabs attention, and it could be someones dream car with a little time and patience.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/4793806820.html

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1949 Wagon Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200

“1949 Willys Panel 2 wheel drive. Currently has the 4cylinder engine, 3 speed transmission with overdrive. Was planning on putting a v6 or v8 in it, but this drive train was running and driving. Very straight body, not rusted out. Title in my name. Asking $3200 or best offer. May entertain trades. Don’t need to sell, just hate seeing it sitting and not high on my priority list of projects I have waiting in the wing. ”

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CJ-5 Hardtop w/ Swing Doors Salem, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $120. **Status Unknown**

This has the rare swinging doors. Looks like a good price.

“Cj5 hardtop, driver/passenger doors, and rear doors. Everything is there but the hardwear. Some surface rust, but no rust holes. Asking $120 obo. Open to trades, I would love to trade for an original willies tailgate (it’s the only part I’m missing to complete my cj5), but let me know what you got.”

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1946 CJ-2A San Jacinto, CA $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

(5/31/2014) Looks like a nice rig. The Gauge dash is neat.

Adult owned never abused frame off build from the mid 90s mostly trail driven with a 283 all its life, currently has a pro built 406 chevy small block, pete jackson gear drive, c&j prepped holley 750, roller rockers, super-comp headers with flowmasters, runs on pump gas, and does NOT run hot! Used regularly in the sand dunes for years, super reliable, standard wheel base / width, flanged, off-set, dana 44 rear and 25 front, both have Detroit lockers, summers bros axles, 4 speed muncie M23HD, centerforce clutch, scatter shield, warn overdrive, 25 gal fuel cell in back, 4 stu paddle tires and like new bfg 33′ all terrians, 3A windshield and soft top, 2 sets of doors, current ca tags and clean title. Just getting too old for it! No scammers or BS if you are reading this, the jeep is still for sale.”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4793787683.html

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1947 CJ-2A Pearland, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4850.

(11/21/2014) Runs and drives.

“1947 WILLIS JEEP CJ2A
THIS JEEP IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND IT RUNS PERFECTLY. IT HAS A PTO DRIVEN WINCH AND CANVASS TOP WHICH IS IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS A NEW STARTER AND BATTERY AND WAS JUST TUNED UP.”

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Christmas Time in the City

• CATEGORIES: Features
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Tree at Rockefeller Square

Yesterday Kasia and I went into Manhattan to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It turns out that while Kasia had explored far more of Manhattan than I known, she hadn’t been to the Met, so it was a must visit opportunity.

Riding the train from Sea Cliff into the city with Kasia Friday morning allowed us to catch up on a number of her adventures in Manhattan. In fact, just the night before (Thursday night) my nineteen-year-old daughter was invited to a work-oriented christmas party at Times Square. Near midnight, she left the city for the hour and a half trip back via subway and buses to her current quarters in Franklin Square. Let’s see, traveling late at night by herself through New York . . . sometimes, it is better for a father NOT to know these type of stories.

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Yesterday turned out to be a good day to vista the Met. At times we had whole rooms of art to ourselves. Kasia didn’t realize that I knew a thing or two about art, so I shared what I knew and admitted what I didn’t. We walked for what seemed like days, but that might have been because I have been walking for days. Eventually we both tuckered out, stopping for a quick smoothie before leaving.

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I’m not sure what those two statuettes were doing behind us.

From the Met we walked to my great aunt’s place on the east side to deliver some cookies (special German lebkuchen from an old family recipe), before proceeding to Rockefeller Square so we could see the lights.

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2014-12-05-rockefeller-kasia-treeAs we took photos, we noticed the sky was darkening and the temperature was falling. We felt that signaled it was time to head home. Besides, we didn’t want to be caught up in the evening’s protests.

It took us a couple of hours to return to Sea Cliff. By then we were starving. We pulled out the Yelp app on our iPhones and settled on a peruvian restaurant called Manka in Glen Cove. It proved to be a great choice. We enjoyed a Pervian feast of chicken leg, chicken heart, beef, pork chop, and port sausage, accompanied by fried casaba and plantain.

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I know it doesn’t quite look like it in the photo, but she was enjoying the food!

On Saturday we are going to do a little shopping. We’ll have fun, but I doubt there will be anything interesting to report.

 
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CJ-3B Fire Jeep Delivered Santa to Homer, Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

In 2004, no Christmas tree lighting was complete without Santa Claus. So, while Mrs. Claus and the elves readied the reindeer for Christmas Eve, Santa harnessed his backup sleigh, a CJ-3B fire jeep. Indeed, seeing Santa in his beautiful red jeep must have brought tears of joy to the little ones of tiny Homer, Alaska.

But, the grinches of Homer ended the annual event in 2005, thus the little ones cried tears of sadness for several years. Then, in 2012 the event returned. Yesterday evening, the tree was once again lit. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, eWillys could not send a team to Homer to cover the event. So,whether Santa arrived via sleigh, Willys, or a red Ford Bronco shall remain a christmas mystery.

http://homernews.com/homer-news/local-news/2014-12-04/christmas-tree-lighting-its-happening-friday-0#

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Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer NewsIn 2004, Santa Claus arrives in Engine No. 1, a vintage Willys Jeep, at WKFL Park for the lighting of the community Christmas tree there.

 

 
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1952 Photo of Jeep Convoy in Panmunjom, Korea on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wonder if there is more detail in the original photo.

“1952 Press Photo Allied Jeep Convoy under an ominous sky in Panmunjom, Korea. This is an original press photo. Please see the included scans of this photo for additional information and conditionPhoto measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 01-30-1952.”

View all the information on eBay

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1946 CJ-2A Golden, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900

Has some upgrades.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, Chevy 350 engine, 3 speed transmission (T14) fully syncronized, 2 speed transfer case ,wired 12 volt with an Optima battery
1970 CJ5 axels- 4:88 gear ratios, stronger 1 piece rear axle shafts in rear, front axle has a Locker and hubs ,large brakes all the way around, tube bumpers front and rear and a roll bar
engine runs great, very powerful, brakes are awesome, this will climb a tree!
Chrome spoke wheels, but tires need replaced
rust in floors and toolbox floors but has been plated over
asking $2900 for this great little Willys Jeep”

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1959 FC-150 Downers Grove, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

“Propane powered. Truck runs. All parts are available. Previous owner was “restoring”.”

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1946 CJ-2A Palm Desert, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s no reserve auction currently at only $102.50. Certainly worth that! I’m less convinced about the ‘extremely collectable’ claim.

“1946 WILLYS JEEP CJ2A NO RESERVE!
RECENT BODY OFF RESTORATION
POWERED BY CHEVY 4.3L VORTEC V6
DYNOED AT 261HP
4 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
DANA T18 TRANSFER CASE WITH WARN OVERDRIVE
SERIAL NUMBER 33167 – EARLY PRODUCTION CJ2A AND EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE!!
SELLING NO RESERVE TO HIGHEST BIDDER!”

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1949 Truck Miami, FL eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

While not perfectly stock, the truck looks in good shape. The inline Ford engine looks good inside. This is a buy-it-now or make offer auction.

“1949 WILLYS PICK UP TRUCK 4×4 CLEAN NEVADA RUSTFREE TRUCK STORED INDOORS THESE LAST FEW YEARS BUT STARTED REGULARLY AND DRIVEN IN SHORT RUNS REGULARLY , NICE DARK RED METALLIC PAINT JOB AND CONTRASTING WHITE RIMS SITTING ON NEW KNOBBY OFF ROAD TIRES , PERIOD CORRECT , THE 4×4 WITH THE FRONT MANUAL LOCKING HUBS WORKS CORRECTLY , IT RUNS STRONG , ORIGINAL ENGINE WAS REPLACED BY A STRAIGHT 6 CYL FORD ENGINE WILL NEED A GOING OVER BEFORE PUTTING IT BACK ON THE ROAD , LATER CLOTH FRONT SEAT BRENCH, ELECTRIC COOLING FAN FOR RADIATOR ,EXCELLENT PICK UP BED , EXCELLENT CHASSIS SORING SHACKLES ETC , THIS TRUCK IS COOL AND WILL MAKE ITS NEW OWNER HAPPY.”

View all the information on eBay

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New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn

• CATEGORIES: Features

I took a quick trip to the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. Housed in the decommissioned Court subway station, the location is not only home to the museum, but has also been used in several movies, including the French Connection and the Taking of Pelham 123 (1974 and 2009 versions).

And, the facility sure feels like a subway, so they got that part right, from the entrance on down.

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Museum entrance. It is easy to miss.

The museum tells the story of mass transit and rapid transit solutions in the New York area. There are old trains, old photos, times lines, turnstiles, an array of tokens used (now cards and not tokens are used) and more.  It was fun and the museum people were very accommodating (I got to park my extra bag in the stroller waiting area). I was surprised there were no video or audio demonstrations (or I missed them somehow).

Their subway trains were pretty cool (not my photo):

A set of early cars.

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A collection of scale model trolleys showed how the local trolleys evolved over time.

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An interior shot of the facility

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Me driving a newer bus.

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Me driving an older bus.

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Horses, trolleys, rains and people all navigating the same space in 1895 Manhattan. Craziness! Click on it, as I made it extra large.

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The evolution of turnstiles.

 
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Photo of early Love Lift on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Steve forwarded a link to this photo of a Love lift. Great photo, though it is a reproduction and not an original.

View all the information on eBay

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Jeep Sign Bulverde, TX $200

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

New jeep sign, but still neat.

“Two signs one JEEP, one CHRYSLER from a dealership large outdoor type. They measure 3′ 1/2″ X 10′ $200.00 each.”

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/clt/4789843960.html

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1962 FC-150 Kempsville, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6700

Looks ready to roll (as in drive, not roll over — poor word choice).

“Must see many updates 1 of a kind”

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2 FC Projects Schwenksville, PA $1200

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Includes a PTO, dump bed and 4speed trans. Might be some value here.

“1) Fc 170 1957 with 64??? Miles rough runs and drives no brakes has pto winch and bed dumps 3 Spd

2nd one 1962 chassis 17??? Miles on it, has cab in better shape, t-98a 4spd Trans and transfer case, has pto on it”

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/4790582498.html

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1955 Wagon PIttsburgh, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

The outside looks great. The engine compartment could use some cleaning.

“Just reduced for a quick sale is my original numbers matching Willys Wagon. please call with questions and to schedule a time to see it. This car appraised at 18500 wont last long at this price.”

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Topeka Hiway Mower Shingletown, CA $1450

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Steve saw the article about Topeka’s from yesterday and forwarded this ad. He thought it was a custom rig. This runs and drives.

“4×4 tractor with blade to move the snow that is on it’s way. Good for plowing snow or dirt work. 4×4 has all jeep running gear. Has a hydraulic system. Turn key ready $1450. cash or give me a call and we can discuss a trade. Looking for a gas motor golf cart.”

http://redding.craigslist.org/grd/4758473626.html

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1951 Wagon Bloomsbury, NJ $5200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

The rear sides of the wagon have been trimmed, but otherwise this seems solid.

“WILLYS WAGON, 1951, 6 cylinder orig low milage engine, 58,000 miles, orig rear, NEW—brakes, springs, gas tank, ETC, 3 speed on floor, 4WD, GREEN WITH BLACK TRIM, like new tires, TITLED, REGISTERED, DRIVEN, kept indoors, ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL”

http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/4790286493.html

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1946 CJ-2A Auburn, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Are those full floaters in the rear? Can’t quite tell. It runs, too.

“1946 willys jeep runs needs a few things done brakes finish cooling system used on farm runs and drives”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/4789751871.html

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1948 CJ-2A Red Wing, MN $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Runs and drives. Has a rare set of rear doors. Reminds me of Andy’s airport jeep, but not identical to it.

“Willys Jeep fitted with home made plow
Runs and drives running gear in very good shape
Comes with set of tire chains
Have clear title and current MN plates”

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1950? M-38? Ocean Springs, MS $6400

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: More photos added, including interior shots. It’s clearly a compilation of parts. It is listed as a 1950 M-38, but the body and fenders are MBish or aftermarket MBish. Unclear why there are no tool indents on driver’s side. 

“Must sell call with serious offer. One of a kind, great shape, we drive it often for fun/parades/etc. clean canvas, no tears, detachable doors included.. automatic v6 buick motor, electronic fuel, many spare parts. gas can on rear, ooga horn, very little rust solid..california car..everything works and qualifies for antique license. good tires and spare… Ill text more pix to you. Serious inquiries only. Great to drive for cruising the coast…..make an offer, will send pictures, call and I will text them or email them. ”

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/4791971178.html

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