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1955 CJ-5 Kettle Falls, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Has the early King-Seely 0-10 speedo. Could have restoration potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/293559965146502/

“Selling a 1955 Willys Jeep. All stock. Has motor and tranny. Comes with new soft top in box. Overdrive transfer case. Been sitting, doesn’t run, needs restoration. $3,500”

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CJ-3A(?) Body Chicopee, MA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Has some rot in the rear.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/563673067913094

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1947? VEC CJ-2A Curlew, WA $850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/30/2020) It appears to have a VEC body. I think that is an early Koenig top.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/curlew-1940s-cj2a-parts/7170996692.html

“Willys Jeep CJ2A parts! Includes 1947 parts jeep with title and a good galvanized steel hard top. Parts also include 3 blocks, heads, cam shafts, and oil pans, miscellaneous oil filters, generators, and some transfer case parts and clutch housings. There are axles for the ’47. There are transmission parts, but none are complete.”

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M-38 Body, Chassis and Parts Stanwood, WA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Matt’s selling these M-38 parts. You can email him directly at mpstratton66 @ gmail.com (no spaces around the @).

Here’s the body. As you can see, it’s missing the steps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/889161208228309/

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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/299496947743666/

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/718456625575022/

“I have multiple M38 Jeep parts for sale. I have a frame and running gear that has the following: Ford 302/C4 Trans with military transfercase with Hi/Lo. I believe its a Dana 44 in the rear and a Dana 30 in the front. (I don’t know the Dana series at all.) I also have an original M38 tub in beautiful shape. The frame to match, windshield, gas tank, 2 tailgates , grille with war headlights, and various other parts I will try and post them all but FB only allows ten photos at a time… I would like to sell it all together and would put it on a trailer and deliver for a small fuel fee.”

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1957 Jeep Ads in the Saturday Evening Post

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

After Willys Motors found it’s groove in 1956, the marketing department continued its Saturday Evening Post ad-a-month pace throughout 1957. The company used the same triple-pane style of ads as it had in 1956, the exception being a two-page, color, introductory ad for the FC-170. Marketing also reused some content from the previous year, but combined that older content with information about the FCs.

For example, the first triple-pane ad, in February of 1957, was very similar to the the June 1956 ad, except that it included an FC-150.

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Comparison of similar “Gets there … works there … anywhere!” ads from June 16, 1956, and February 23, 1957.

Here are the next four ads for 1957 in the Post:

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These ads appeared in the Saturday Evening Post March 30, April 27, May 25, and June 22 of 1957. The April 27, 1957, ad is mostly a repeat of the November 17, 1956, ad. The June 22, 1957, ad is mostly a repeat of the September 26, 1956, ad.

In July, Willys Motors, as they did for the FC-150 in December of 1956, ran a full-color two-page ad for the new FC-170:

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This two page ad introducing the FC-170 appeared in the July 13, 1957, issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

The remaining four ads for 1957 are shown below:

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These ads appeared in the Saturday Evening Post on August 17, September 21, October 19, and November 11 of 1957. There was no ad published in December of 1957.

After Willys Motors near-montly ads in 1957, I expected to find similar advertising the following year. Instead, I could not locate any ads in the Saturday Evening Post over the course of 1958.

 
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1947 Advertisement “Jeep Speeds Up Construction” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

No month or journal name for this ad.

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“Type: This is an original 1947 print ad, we do not sell reproductions.
Year Published: 1947
Format: Black + White
Size: 8.0″ W x 10.5″ L”

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Canfield Wrecker Plates on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Shane spotted these rare Canfield Wrecker Plates on eBay.

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“CANFIELD TOW BAR CO. TOW TRUCK METAL BADGE EMBLEM NAME PLATE VINTAGE RARE. this was on a wrecker boom from a jeep when it was common to use jeeps as tow trucks. they are in good condition a few minor dings(see pics) for there age, they measure 12″ long and 4″ high. looks like the model no. is C450L and serial no. is 9204.”

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1965 FJ-6 Bighorn, WY No Price

• CATEGORIES: FJ

Runs and drives.

https://wyoming.craigslist.org/cto/d/story-kaiser-jeep-fleetvan/7122625133.html

“1965 kaiser Jeep fj6a Fleetvan. 4 cylinder/ automatic. Runs and drives great. New tires, brakes, and carburetor. This cool old van was originally a USPS mail van. Right hand drive. Perfect for farmers markets. Attention getter.”

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Never used Allstate Deluxe Hardtop Truckee, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Can’t be many unused examples of these left!

https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/truckee-cj-2a-rare-and-new-condition/7136137275.html

“Complete with all parts hardware windows keys and original manual. White/ no rust and never used. All aluminum – purchased from Sears Roebuck. Fits CJ-2A and Military Jeep.”

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1953 CJ-3B Scottsdale, AZ $24,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

A lot of chromed parts on this rust free CJ-3B.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/scottsdale-1953-willys-jeep/7135262487.html

” have owned this jeep for 2 years, fixed a few minor issues and now I am looking to make room for another vehicle. The vehicle is a total rebuild which if you come over and check it out, listen to the engine and take it for a spin, you’ll see it is in great shape, all around. Asking $24,000 OBO”

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1960 M-151 Grants Pass, OR $8900

• CATEGORIES: M-151

This could be worth a look. No obvious rust.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/grants-pass-military-vehicle/7126627330.html

“Old Army Jeep, good tires, battery look at pictures”

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1952 CJ-3A? Phoenix, AZ $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks like a thought-out build.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/heber-1952-willys-jeep/7137519443.html

“1952 Willys Jeep, completely rebuilt. 327 Chevy engine, Warn overdrive manual transmission,Mustang swing pedals, 11” brakes, extra 8 gallon fuel tank, bikini top only, and many other extras.”

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1946 CJ-2A Chicopee, MA $19,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Has better pics now, but a higher price as well.

(11/19/2019) This has some unusual mods. The body is fiberglass.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2739214596354535/
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“1946 Jeep (CJ2) for sale! This one of a kind ride is not for the faint of heart. I purchased this vehicle for several reasons. I appreciate someone’s labor of love, the time, patience and skill it requires to turn a heirloom into a beautiful racing machine. This itself is a memorable challenge and an accomplishment. A few things were kept original.

In 2010 the original family owners took it off the road, took the 350 out, bought a new 350 4 Bolt Main, and ripped it down **every nut, bolt, gasket and more…** It was built by a Chevy Master Mechanic of 38 years. Everything was done from the heads, lifters, cam, new transfer case, rear end, 411 gears, and so much more that is way too much to list.

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1954 CJ-3B Elk Grove, CA $17,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This looks to have new tires and rims since the last time it was listed in 2018.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-cj3b-jeep/6722553850.html

“The time has come to but the 1954 Willys Cj3b up for sale. 17k OBO

Engine: 1969 Chevy 307ci
Transmission: Recently rebuilt Th350
Transfer case: Dana 20
Front axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 30 with 30 spline axles, Detroit Truetrac, disc brakes, warn hubs and 4.27 gears
Rear axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 44 with 30 spline shafts, Detroit Locker and 4.27 gears.
Wheels and tires: 5x 17in Method Racing wheels and 37×12.5×17 Maxxis Trepadors. All tires have 80% tread and spare has full tread.
Clean Title in hand and smog exempt.
Duel gas tanks”

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CJ-3B Roll Cage Spokane, WA $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Looks like a fine cage at a reasonable price. This might not fit a low hood depending on how tightly the front loop follows the high hood cowl and windshield.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/spokane-willys-jeep-roll-cage/7118002356.html

“Roll cage with mounting hardware removed from a 1954 CJ3B. I would assume it would fit any flat fender cj 3a, 2a ford or whatever.”

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Pentagon-Made Cab Enclosure Hardtop Coos Bay, OR $100

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Price is right, but will need some work.

https://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/pts/d/coos-bay-rare-willys-jeep-civilian/7127497775.html

“Early civilian Arctic top. These are hard to find.”

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1952 CJ-3A Kent, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/24/2019) The windshield has been narrowed at the top, but unclear why.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kent-cj3a-willys-offroad-jeep/7134248586.html

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“1952 Willys CJ3A
This custom rig is fully equipped to take you where you want to go. Plenty of horsepower and plenty of gears. This old jeep has all of the modern touches that make it a kick in the pants to drive.

The good stuff:
Engine:
TPI Chevy 350, Tuned Port Injection, RV Camshaft, Stage 3 chip

Transmission:
Chevy NV4500 5-speed, Custom shortened output shaft, Custom adapter to mate with T18 Transfer Case,
hydraulic clutch

Transfer Case:
T18 with Warn Overdrive
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Unused Bestop For MB/GPW/CJ-2A Kalispell, MT $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Could be a good price. You’ll want to verify how the front of the top mounts to the windshield [channel mount (3A or M-38) or twist fobs (MB/GPW or CJ-2A … yeah, I know that’s not the right name for them, just can’t think of the right name at the moment)]. The top is resting on a CJ-5, but that’s just for show.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/pts/d/kalispell-cj2a-mb-jeep-soft-top/7136007623.html

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“Best Top for Jeep CJ2A 1945 to 1949 and MB 1941 to 1945 with bows. This is a top I received with a 1948 CJ2A that I am restoring and chose not to put a top on it. It is a new top that has not been installed, in new condition. Have the original installation instructions and owners manual, both soft doors, bows, bag of parts. We displayed this topper on our Jeep (which does not fit) for pictures only. Any questions please email.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Brush Prairie, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/13/2019) Appears solid. Has an F-head.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/brush-prairie-1950-willys-jeep-cj3/7135044465.html

“Willy’s Jeep cj3. Very nice condition, no rust lots of extra parts.
Would be a great restore project or use for off roading.
All systems work including 4wd. Clean Title”

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1948 CJ-2A Port Angeles, WA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

No title. No engine.

https://olympic.craigslist.org/pts/d/port-angeles-1948-jeep-cj2a/7128349473.html

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“1948 jeep cj2a for sale, no title, its missing. Bought it to restore thinking it would be an easy quick one but its too much of a project for me. No motor. Has original tranny, t-case, and axles. someone along the way put on a decent suspension and a roll cage. Neat old Jeep!

will trade for plymouth duster /valiant/scamp/ dodge dart part, chevy square body parts, rotary motor, old ww2 military memorabilia, ford galaxy / galaxie parts, Isuzu rodeo parts, 1 gen supra parts or late 1st generation mustang parts.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Confier, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Runs, but needs work of some kind. Seems worth a look.

https://denver.craigslist.org/atq/d/conifer-47-willys-cj2a/7137965464.html

“Willys CJ2A, running engine, needs tuning. No current title in hand.
12 volt system conversion, 4 cyl., L134, alternator. Decent shape, needs additional work to run street.
New battery, running lights work.”

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Ads in the 1954-1956 Saturday Evening Post

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Prior to the Kaiser buyout, Willys-Overland was a regular advertiser in the Saturday evening post, with ads appearing almost monthly from late 1941 (after winning its military contract) up until 1952.

From 1952 through 1954, the focus of the advertising shifted to the new Willys Areo line of vehicles, abandoning jeep advertising in the Post almost entirely.

In February of 1954, one ad for the Willys wagon was published, the only jeep-oriented ad of the year. However, the title of the ad was “The Common-Sense Car that Leads a Double Life”. So, even that ad was as much a “car'” ad as a “jeep” ad.

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February 27, 1954. The branding emphasis remained on the ‘car’ being a ‘Willys’, rather than jeep, as it had since the 1951 ‘Willys Makes Sense’ campaign.

Given how similar the above ad was to the Willys Makes Sense campaign of 1951, It’s clear that even under the early days of Kaiser’s management, the advertising for the Willys/Jeep line had yet to be changed. That probably explains why no more jeep ads appeared in the Saturday Evening Post for the remainder of 1954 (and Willys Aero ads ceased after June of 1954).

Then, on January 8, 1955,  Willys Motors published a two-page splash with an ad for it’s new model: The CJ-5.

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January 08, 1955, Saturday Evening Post

Subsequently, Willys Motors’ advertising in the Post waned again, absent throughout the remainder of 1955. It’s advertising in the Post remained dormant until mid-1956.

On June 16, 1956, Willys Motors published “Gets there … works there … anywhere!”. The ad also appeared to have introduced a new slogan: ‘Jeep’ VEHICLES BY WILLYS KEEP AMERICA ON THE MOVE (that was used by the company at least through the end of 1957 .. I haven’t check past that yet).

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June 16, 1956, Saturday Evening Post, “Gets there … works there … anywhere!”

Once again, jeep ads started appearing on a regular basis. On August 4, 1956, the ad, “Gets there … works there … anywhere” was published:

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August 04, 1956, Saturday Evening Post, “Traction … Action … Satisfaction!”

Willys Motors continued advertising monthly with the same three-pane theme. These were the next three ads:

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Willys Motors ads: September 22, 1956, “Goes more places, Does more Jobs, Save more money”; October 20, 1956, “Takes the lead, On the road, Off the road”; November 17, 1956, “Thousands … Millions … Billions!”. 

On December 29, 1956, the final Post issue of the year, Willys Motors interrupted its three-panel campaign to introduce readers, in a two-page color ad no less, to the new model of jeep: the Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-150.

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December 29, 1956, Saturday Evening Post 2-page ad, “extraordinary! Now… the completely new Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-150”

As well see in a future post, the company continued an almost monthly advertising campaign through out the following year of 1957.

 

 

 
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1941 Article Introducing the Air-Borne Battalion

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This September 18, 1941, article in the Petoskey News-Review introduced readers to the new Air-Borne Battalion. The new battalion would be trained in air landing operations and include two rifle companies. One of those two companies would be equipped with riflemen on bikes (40), motorcycles (140), and jeeps (105).

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March 1948 Ad W-O Brings Farmers 4-Wheel-Drive Power on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad, “Willys-Overland brings Farmers the advantages of 4-Wheel-Drive Power”, was published in March of 1948 most likely in a farm magazine (based on other ads the seller was selling).

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Stainless Body Klamath Falls, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

It’s listed as a jewels, which is usually a higher quality tub. But, I’d make sure it is stamped jewels before believing that.

https://medford.craigslist.org/pts/d/beatty-jeep-jewel-cj3-stainless-body/7132890727.html

“Imported from the Philippines. Tub is galvanized steel and everything else is stainless.”

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