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Seabees Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums, Old Images

Gayland shard this photo posted on the Navy Seabee Museum site that features Seabees working on a jeep and some other vehicles. The Navy’s Seabee website has done a good job of organizing its digital collections based on multiple factors (time period and location in most cases).

If you haven’t ever visited the museum, it’s located in Port Hueneme. We had a chance to visit back in 2014 while it was undergoing updates. I’m sure it’s even better now.

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1956 French-Canadian Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, How To, International • TAGS: .

Maury spotted this jeep-family ad from Kaiser-Willys of Canada.

View all the information on eBay

“1956 Canadian Kaiser Willys print ad Jeep Universal, Wagon, & Pickup. Original magazine advertisement measures 7 X 9.5 inches (approx.).”

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Florida Senator Claude D. Pepper in BRC-40 and His Campaign Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, MB, Old Images, Unusual

UPDATE II: Somehow I missed this second version of the Senators with Charles Payne driving down he steps on May 20, 1941:

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PHOTO CREDIT: Florida State University’s Digital Repository https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A154424

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Published March 28, 2021: Here’s another, earlier jeep photo, including a dedication by Charles Payne, related to Senator Claude Pepper in a Bantam BRC-40. According to the Florida State University Digital Archives, Senator Robert Reynolds is driving the jeep, Senator Claude Pepper is in the passenger seat, and Charles Payne and Harold Crist are seated in the back. The photo is dated May 1941.

https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A117598

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Also, according to a June 02, 1968, column by Larry King in the Miami Herald, there was a video taken of Senator Pepper riding up the steps and it was to be shown on TV on June 30, 1968. I was unable to find the video on the internet.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2012: This pictures tells the tale of Senator Claude Pepper‘s bid for re-election as a Senator from Florida in the 1950 race.  Like his jeep, Senator Pepper’s campaign crashed that year as well.

PHOTO CREDIT: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36090 CAPTION: Addressed to George Smathers from his friend Carl L. Hahn, an accompanying note says, “Here’s what is left of the Pepper machine in Palm Beach County – Souvenir of your successful 1950 campaign.”

The accident led to a lawsuit against the driver and Senator Claude Pepper. The appeared in the August 04, 1950, issue of the Palm Beach Post:

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1945 “Sno-Jeep” Suits for Children

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This unusual ad appeared in the December 18, 1945, issue of the Poughkeepsie Journal. I guess marketers figured adding the “jeep” name to most anything was a good bet for increasing sales?

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1946 CJ-2A Hagerstown, MN $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/25/2021) This militarized CJ-2A looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2237629423034060

“Runs good, new tires 2 years ago, gas gauge doesn’t work, speedometer doesn’t work needs new cable, tear in passenger seat, just replaced universal joints, professional rebuilt starter and alternator. New fan belt. Driven weekly, starts good. Clear Maryland title.”

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Fiberglass Flattie Tub New Milford, CT $650

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts • TAGS: .

I don’t recognize the manufacturer, but it looks like a good price on a solid tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3790236354417554

“Willys Jeep Fiberglass Tub. Direct fit for cj2a and cj3a..will possibly fit many other jeeps. Good shape. Stored indoors.”

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1953 CJ-3B Bridgewater, MA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814266479440960

“Selling my “mismatch” jeep. It’s a fiberglass cj3b tub sitting on a cj3a frame. The frame is real nice condition and the tub is rust free! Both fenders are good condition. Hood/grill not perfect but definitely usable. No engine/trans. Asking $1200 or best offer.

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1947 CJ-2A Hopkinton, MA $50

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Maybe the rims are worth the price?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/481617376372697

“Good frame no title”

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1974 DJ-5 Lincoln, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks in reasonable shape. It wasn’t that long ago DJ-5s in this condition were selling for $1500.

“Runs and drives amazing …. new parts front tires, brakes, carb , full tune up, timing chain, belts, exhaust down pipe, speedo cluster , battery, heater core, blower motor blue tooth stereo. I drive it a fiew days a week . Fun to drive and it gets lots of comments.

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1962 Traveller Wagon OKC, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. This was a former Texas Border Patrol Traveller.

“Up for consideration is a 1962 four wheel drive Willys Jeep Traveller. Original Texas Border Patrol Jeep with sea foam green and black paint under the yellow repaint. Original 230 inline 6 has been replaced with a later chevrolet 250 inline 6. Original, unrestored traveller needing complete restoration but a very solid platform to start with.”

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Mud Racing Flattie Glencoe, MN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/746299556251559

“old willy’s mudder 44 front 60 rear 5:38 4 wheel disc brakes 39 swampers 350 chevy 4 spd 205 complete motor shot rest good 2500.00 as seen can help load”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2021) Is that a PTO winch in the back?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/371480157507235

“Jeep. 1948 Willys. Two winches front and rear. Spare tire carrier. New soft top. New tires. New brakes. New battery and fuel pump. 1972 pinto engine. 4 cylinder recently overhauled. It does run! A beautiful collector car for anyone who loves classic vehicles!”

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1951 M-38 Owensville, IN $3700

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/11/2021) This doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732001164177710

“Please do not ask if this is still available. If you’re reading this ad, it’s still available. I will take the ad down when it is sold. Willys M38, motor turns by hand, shifters shift & steering steers. I have not tried to start it. Floors are original and pretty good, there is some bondo in the rocker panels, has pattent plate and clear title in my name”

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1945 MB Charleston, WV $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

It runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/132904502125656

“Trade for side by side for equal price Needs gas and battery runs fine”

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1969 CJ-5 Medford, NJ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Seems like a good price given it runs, has a nice Kelly hardtop, and a plow setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1402738556730253

“1969 Jeep CJ5…Buick V6, 3 spd manual, 58k miles. Runs & drives, minimal rot on drivers floor pan. Has a 6 ft Meyer power angle plow. $2,500.00 FIRM. NO LOW BALL OFFERS / NO TRADES!”

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1943 Jeep-O Clubs

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles
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This pledge for Jeep-O club drivers was published in the July 07, 1943, issue of the Leaf Chronicle out of Clarksville, Tennessee. This pledge appears to have been unique to the Clarksville area.

In April of 1943, the Kiawanis Club of Anniston, Alabama, started the Jeep-O Club, an effort to alleviate the transportation problem facing soldiers by pledging to give rides in their vehicles to soldiers who needed one. It was an early Uber system, only with volunteer drivers.

It’s possible the Kiwanis Jeep-O movement got is name from the previous November’s Jeep-O gram movement in Texas.

This photo shows an actual Jeep-O stop. It appeared in the April 15, 1943, issue of the Huntsville Times:

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By May, the Jeep-O club idea had already spread to 22 states:

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A couple months later, in the July 07, 1943, issue of the Leaf Chronicle out of Clarksville, Tennessee,  the paper reported how a Jeep-O club was staring up there: Continue reading

 
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1946 Testimonial from Service Station

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

UPDATE: The other day I realized that the jeep in this photo from a collection of early jeep information published in 2014 looks very similar to an illustrated jeep that appeared in a 1947 newspaper ad. Here’s the image and it’s associated testimonial:

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Here’s the advertisement from the June 3, 1947, ad published in the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana, that highlights the ability of the jeep to be an efficient, low-cost option as a road-service vehicle.

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1943 Photo of Jeep Pulling Avenger on Carrier on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Based on the bumper, I’d say this is a GPW. I had hoped to locate the photo in a newspaper, but had no luck.

View all the information on ebay

“Vintage original 1943 press photo of Grumman TBF / TBM Avenger with Jeep on Wake Island, (approximately 20cm x 15cm), with “Keystone” press stamp & description to rear. OK condition, with wear.”

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2015 Story About “1941” Willys MB

• CATEGORIES: Features

Jerry shared this 2015 story published in AutoRevolution about a 1941 Willys MB that is “Almost 100% original. Some stuff has been removed but very little has been replaced. A couple of needed mods have been made, but nothing substantial”. Hmm … challenge accepted.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1941-willys-jeep-built-on-second-day-of-production-still-runs-as-a-work-truck-102729.html

Upon inspection, the jeep fails the “almost 100%” original claim. For example, the spring hangers are not original, but as I looked closer at the frame I realized that when someone put a newer CJ chassis underneath the jeep, they never removed the frame-mounted CJ-shock mount (visible just in front of the rear tire on the frame). In addition, the rims and rear axle are incorrect. My guess is that this body is sitting on a newer chassis and powertrain of some type.

Given the drain holes are blocked, I blew up the photo to check out the back and it sure seems like there’s tailgate lip sticking up along the rear. Yet, this does have the cutout in the body for the vertical shock mount, so this may be an original WWII body that’s had a tailgate added? I just can’t tell either way for sure. .

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Year? DJ-3A/CJ Franklin, LA $800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This has a DJ-3A body that’s got a chassis updated with 4WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316046526528249

“1940’s WILLYS JEEP (Complete) No Seats Runs with gas poured into carburetor No title $800 OBO”

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1948 CJ-2A Defiance, MO $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This appears solid. The interior has a body liner on it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212915020593961

“1948 cj2a. Very old restoration all mechanical is been gone through. Body is solid but paint is old. Driver seat has been moved back ( plenty of room for bigger people ) has a blinker system installed. Starts and runs great – Drives great ( just slow top speed 50 maybe ). This is not a show Jeep. It is a great driver and a Jeep you can use For any questions call [hidden information]. Have done way to much to enter all the work that has been done”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1962 CJ-5 El Paso, TX $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2867126396865367
  2. 1957 CJ-5 Tucson, AZ $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/527930474856599
  3. 1957 CJ-5 Seabeck, WA $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/258846072585954
  4. 1961 CJ-5 Weed, CA $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/295470075081760
  5. 1967 CJ-5 Tux Park IV Riddle, CA $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/722426011752516
  6. 1973 CJ-5 Ione, WA $4800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1106938289790228
  7. 1973 CJ-5 Colorado Springs, CO $2250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/854424998440128
  8. 1969 CJ-5 Colorado Springs, CO $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1253905741671468/
  9. 1965 CJ-5 Rocklin, CA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/453418435768559
  10. 1973 CJ-5 Moscow, ID $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/112523812093083
  11. 1964 CJ-5 Olympia, WA $2000: https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-1964-willys-cj5/7294977261.html
  12. 1973 CJ-5 Spokane, WA $5900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416716116263561
  13. Year? CJ-5 San Antonio, TX $2000: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/lytle-19willys-jeep/7295047666.html
  14. Year? CJ-5 Jonesboro, AR $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/300415857908886
  15. 1959 CJ-5 Osceola, MO $1200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/502212117612812
  16. 1962 CJ-5 Fort Leonard Wood, MO $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5489633214388080
  17. 1959 CJ-5 Bee Branch, AR $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/266979401564644

M-38A1s:

  1. 1954 M-38a1 Phelan, CA $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/730236297690513
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Clear Lake, CA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/800332787196395/
  3. 1962 M-38A1 Citrus Heights, CA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/457027648874705
  4. 1963 M-38A1 Willows, CA $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2808665042726854
  5. 1955 M-38A1 Cloverdale, CA $2250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/451088332760003
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Maple Park, IL $15,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/145203927499517/
  7. 1955 M-38A1 Weaverville, NC $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1965719946938649
 
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1996 XJ Glaval Conversion Wilmington, NC $8500

• CATEGORIES: News

Mark forwarded this unusual XJ Glaval modified jeep. I’d never heard or seen this vehicle, but then I don’t know much about the XJs.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale21/ad084/ad084.html

“I bought this as a daily driver without a clue about what I had. I have been told less then 100 of these were ever built. Do your research. Its very hard to even find pictures of these online. I was planning a full restore but my 79 CJ5 project has ate up my funds. I did install new radiator, water pump, battery, master cylinder, valve cover and gasket, thermostat and oil sending unit. Odometer reads 219000 and it purrs like a kitten. I have removed some of the interior with intentions of replacing the headliner but never got around to replacing it. I have all the original parts except for the rear bumper apron. Body is solid with zero rust. This in great shape for daily driving but really deserves a full restoration.”

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1946 CJ-2A Buffalo, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/12/2021) Runs and drives? Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/425642518738087

“Clean, road ready 1946 CJ2A. Previous owner did the following: newer seats, military tires, rebuild engine (date unknown), new fuel tank, carburetor, brakes, 12 v system. Has complete set of new gages that need to be installed. THIS JEEP IS A DRIVER AND A FUN ONE! Its not going to win you any trophies for best appearance. The body does not have any rust and the frame is solid. Someone did a lousy job using bondo on the hood but its still in good condition. My plan was to install an aftermarket MB / GPW body on it but a land purchase has changed all. Drives excellent.”

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1948 CJ-2A Shawnee, OK $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has some large steel bumpers. Doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/774891749806401

“1948 Willys model jeep. Great shape considering the age, but will need work to get it running. Would make a great toy by the lake or off road machine”

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