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Jalopnik Article on a Modified Willys Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill shared this article byAuthor Rob Emslie, who shared his thoughts on Jalopnik about a modified Willys Wagon for sale in California.

https://jalopnik.com/at-29-000-is-this-chevy-powered-1962-willys-wagon-a-w-1848513865

Photo: Rob Emslie/Jalopnik

Photo: Rob Emslie/Jalopnik

 
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2022 Moab Willys-Overland Rally Apr 29th-May 1st

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The 13th annual Willys-Overland Rally willy be held from April 29th – May 1st. It should be another great event! It looks like they will be holding it a little earlier than in the past, which should provide perfect weather (not blazing hot).

 
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1946 CJ-2A w/ Capstan Winch Statesville, NC $19,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

When I saw the first photo of this jeep I thought it might be a real nice build. But, some of the other photos tell a different story. My thoughts are among the pics …

https://apvintagemotors.com/1946-willys-jeep-cj2a-12-volt-with-rare-capstan-winch-statesville-nc-28677/7057085

  1. Looks good at first, but given how good it looks, I was surprised the rims lacked stripes and the windshield was one piece.

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The engine sports a later model oil filter bracket, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the engine was from something later.

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Check out the transmission cross member. It appears to be angled forward a little, like it hit something when backing. It’s also missing the transmission skid plate.

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This side of the crossmember looks better.

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The passenger floor has a patch plate and the driver’s side floor a hole.

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1948 CJ-2A Rathdrum, ID $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/941894069823092

“A running, driving, operational “work in progress”. Recent fluid change in all gear boxes, new carburetor & ignition tune up”

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1946 CJ-2A Boykins, VA $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Andy spotted this purpose-modded CJ-2A. It appears to have a lift in the back.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/boykins-46-c2a-willis/7431367496.html

“i have owned for 30 years and used for many chores ,only reason for selling ,need something with a/c no text please!”

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1946 CJ-2A Walpole, MA $16,975

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This is being sold by a dealer. It looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316777337059959

“Incredibly well sorted out jeep, ready to run and drive anywhere in the country. It was traded in by a very reputable collector. This Jeep is excellent and rust free from stem to stern. Call if you have questions, none nicer for the money. [hidden information] *Manual Transmission*

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1947 CJ-2A Richmond, KY $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,500.

(11/07/2021) Has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181836954134110

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“For Sale 1947 Willys Jeep Hot-rod. Jeeps are built not made! Show off to your friends off-roading, plus enjoy it on the street. Body: Military tub, chrome military grill, CJ-3A one pane windshield, Willys hood, Bestop California issued VIN, Kentucky title. Suspension: 2.5 lift long leaf springs. Soft ride and very good off-road. Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. 15×10″ Mag Wheels 33×12.5″ Mickey Thompson Baja-Claw tires.

Front Differential: Dana 30, Warn Hubs, 3.73 gears, Chrome-Moly axels, E-Locker differential, electric so you can turn it off and on with a switch from the driver’s seat. (front lockers do effect steering). Rear Differential: 3.73 gears, Detroit Locker, Chrome-moly Flanged axles. Roll cage: full family type. Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes front, rear and Master-cylinder. Engine: 327 bored .030″ Alu. heads, mild Hydraulic roller cam, AA Headers, Edelbrock. Transmission: BW alu. T10, alu. bell housing, 11″ clutch, Hurst Competition Plus Shifter, Warn Overdrive, M18 transfer-case. The original 1st generation Jeep, improved over the decades. Richmond KY call on cell Rob”

 
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1974 CJ-5 Fleetwood, NC $5995

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This jeep has an unusual paint job. The body appears pretty solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/612943533302403

“-1974 jeep cj -Numbers matching v8 engine -Solid jeep came from out west -new tires -new battery -a lot of work been done brakes,feul,carburetor -runs drives good road ready -comes with back seat,spare tire carrier -Text John at [hidden information] Not interested in trades Thanks for your interest Factory 304 v8 engine new carburetor runs great Solid undercarriage and frame has some surface rust needs undercoating”

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1947 CJ-2A Russell, MA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This CJ-2A has been refurbed. The passenger side drain hole is no longer visible, among some other changes. No pics of the floors.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498098085067910/

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“1947 Willys CJ-2a I bought this in 2015 with rebuilt engine, frame and tub that was sandblasted, repaired, and painted. I added some M38 elements and some items for convenience but kept true to the original. Driven frequently. 2,242 miles since engine rebuild/restoration.
-new front wheel bearings (2015) -bed-liner on floor pans -rebuilt steering box, new pitman arm (2016) -12 volt conversion -fused -recored radiator with US core from Maine supplier (2016) -Beachwood military canvas seats -locking ammo boxes for storage -locking under seat tool box -new tires -M38 Military rear seat and hardware (folds down or up) -new Omix-Ada solid state ignition (2020) -military handles, windshield rests, radiator surrounds, hood rest canvas -manuals and extra parts -leather gear shift/transfer case covers -seat belts -“Tightsteer” steering box free play reducer -stainless steel cup holder -directionals and flashers -inspected 10/2021, -clean title”

 
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1961 Thiokol Trackmaster Ossipee, NH $7500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Who doesn’t need one of these?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/913841289238987

“61 Thiokol Trackmaster. Was running and driving but sitting for couple of years. Needs a couple of tires and some glass. Comes with.spare track and original factory manual. 287 hrs on it. Rare model. $7500 OBO. Bring a trailer”

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1943 GPW Tyngsboro, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Parts or project jeep.

“WWII 1943 Ford GPW, Serial # 108332. Comes with a CJ2A engine (condition unknown, not pictured)), Ford GPW transmission and transfer case (not pictured), 3 combat rims. Lots of F parts. This is a restoration project. A square hole was cut out of the hood, I have two sheet metal pieces to weld in….other than that, the hood is really nice. Ford GWP’s and WWII Jeeps in general are becoming harder to find $5500 or OBO”

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1957 Wagon Elizabethtown, KY $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

If the floors are solid then this may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1612127195821410

“57 willys wagon 4×4 3 speed, 283 chevy engine. Complete minus front bumper and rear seat. Very good builder or rat rod. Very unique. 2500 cash. Will not answer a zillion questions. If your interested come look at it and make me an offer. In hodgenville.ky. if it sits here long I will put it back on the road.has good title”

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4 1946 CJ-2As and Parts Cornish, NH Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

All the jeeps appear to be projects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1098622237595829

“I have 4 46 cj2 jeep willeys and a lot of parts selling them parted or whole. Let me know what you want and we can make a deal”

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1946? CJ-2A? Clarksville, IN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This appears to have a VEC CJ-2A body. It’s unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1006426790223335

“We are selling this 1941-1952 Willys Jeep. It DOES NOT run. We would like to sell it as a whole. It does not have a motor but as rare as these Jeeps are it will be great for parts”

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1954 CJ-3B Holliston, MA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2021) It may have a replacement tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3009512645969978

“1954 willys, comes with almost everything to make it a running driving vehicle. Started the project and lost interest. Tub is perfect and the holes for the pedals were never even drilled. Very solid start for a build. Comes with the “winter top” and four galvanized 16 inch wheels.”

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1951 CJ-3A Center Moriches, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2021) There might be some rust on the driver’s side or just peeling paint.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4640465499381605

“1951 Willys JeepCJ3A nearly in original condition. Original 4 cylinder engine is strong, starts easy and runs real well. Solid body. New wiring harness that includes turn signal lights has been installed. A new speedometer/odometer was installed along with a new fuel gauge. New front springs and four new shock absorbers have been installed. Lap belts added. Four wheel drive operates well. There are locking hubs. New York registration and inspection are current. Clear title. This vehicle is an eye catcher and fun to drive.”

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Jamesway Sprayer Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I spotted this brochure on eBay. It’s not jeep specific, but does depict a CJ-2A using the sprayer. Given the model of jeep, I imagine this was a late 1940s brochure. The brochure came from Canada and the company is from Winnipeg, so the brochure was likely meant for the Canadian market.

I’m showing the order of this 4-page brochure backwards, as the jeep is on the last page, not the first.

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2022 Feb 18-19-20 MVCC and Air Show

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The AMVCC and Buckeye Air Fair show are working together this February in Buckeye, Arizona. The AMVCC event has been extended to three days this year. Our own Joe-in-Mesa is president-elect for the AMVCC, so make sure to say hello to him if you see him there.

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The 1943 Jeepmobile Trademark

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Barry spotted a 1943 trademark application for the term Jeepmobile. The application may have been denied, as the USPTO does not have a record of that term being awarded a registered trademark status.

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So, why trademark the term? My guess is that W-O had noticed that the term was, at times, being used to describe the jeep. For example, the third paragraph in this 1941 article that appeared in a variety of newspapers describes the jeep as “jeep-mobiles” or “blitz buggies”:

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September 09, 1941, The Daily Reporter out of Greenfield, IN.

The application claims the term was first used by the company on March 01, 1943, which likely means it should appear in some ad some where, but I couldn’t find any ad with that term.

Perhaps securing the term was a defensive measure against others using it (especially Ford)? We’ll likely never know.

After the war, the term pops up several times in newspaper articles as well. So, in some form, the term was used by the public most likely in casual conversation rather than as a formal description by W-O.

 
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A Rural Willys Truck Hearse from Brazil

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Blaine spotted this unusual Hearse from Brazil. Now that’s some style! According to the caption, “This is a Jeep Rural Willys adapted as a Funeral Car, which was used by the municipal government of the city of Pirajú, state of São Paulo, Brazil, in the early 1970s.”

 
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Wanted: Old steering shaft with worn gear

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Brian wants to do a steering conversion to saginaw on his 1966 CJ-5 with a V-6 using a standard steering column. However, his steering shaft and box is in great shape, so he doesn’t want to cut the gear off the end. He was wondering if anyone has a steering shaft with a worn gear that he can use instead.

He’s located in central Illinois if anyone can help. Contact him at minerman1 @ juno.com (remove the spaces around the @ before emailing).

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New Rear PTO Gear Box from India on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Barry noticed this rear PTO gearbox on eBay this morning. The condition is described as “new”. Either it is a reproduction piece out of India or perhaps it is a rebuilt item (given the imperfect condition of the housing)?  Unfortunately, the seller doesn’t have a great track record (at 88.4%).

View all the information on ebay

“Willys Jeep CJ2A VEC CJ3A CJ3B Pickup Truck Farm Jeep Rear Output Shaft Gearbox”

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FJ-3 Fleetvan Plastic Model $20.04

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ, Models

UPDATE: Blaine and Michael pointed out that this is a program to print these yourselves (3D printer). 

While looking for something else, I happened upon this model of a FJ-3 Fleetvan. It appears legit, but I can’t say for sure.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/S7NPSJHE4/ho-scale-jeep-fj-3-postal-delivery-fleetvan

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1949? CJ-2A Bakersfield, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seems int good shape.

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/wasco-1949-jeep-willys-cj2a/7441757767.html

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“1949 Jeep Willys CJ2A.
Looks and runs great.
Recently installed a roll bar.
A couple minor rust spots, but overall looks great.
Removable rear seat.
Registered and has up to date tags.
Comes with two Jerry Fuel Cans.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The floors have diamond plate, so it is hard to tell how good (or bad) they are. Everything else seems solid. The serial number is #31000

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7439395225.html

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“946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A

First year for the civilian version of the Jeep.
This one is early production, but not quite “VEC”. (SN 31000)

Original running gear and 4-cyl L-head engine.
Low miles on overhaul, runs very well.

Converted to 12V electricals with alternator.
All instruments and lights are working.
Period-correct aftermarket turn signal kit installed.
Also set up for tow-behind with towbar and trailering light harness.
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