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1946 CJ-2A Chico, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/16/2018) Has updates. Might have a VEC body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/411271159771349/

“This jeep has a 1975 odd-fire 3.8L (231 ci) v6 with Offenhauser 360 aluminum manifold and Holley 4bbl carb. Also has automatic trans, warn overdrive, 4.88 axle ratios, 11″ brakes all around (just converted to silicone brake fluid so new wheel, master cylinder and soft hoses!), dual fuel tanks, full roll cage and a back seat (needs to be reupholstered). Have soft top with all hardware, but needs new top. Also needs paint and new tires (lots of tread but very old).”

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1948 CJ-2A Huntington Beach, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/04/2019) Runs, but could use a little body work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/403864387228442/

“1948 CJ2a Jeep. 3 speed trans, 4 cycle original motor. Good condition mechanically, needs body TLC. no major rust. I have army green spec paint 1 gal for it. Have done much work on it. New battery, oil filter assembly, radiator, gas tank sending unit, thermostat, ignition switch, temp gauge, fuel pump(w/glass dome), water pump. Jeep has 11 dumps instead of 9 inch, better stopping ability, brakes were recently done. New spec steering wheel. No emergency brake though. I have a roll bar for it and the original radiator (no leaks) and parts. Seats are not original but are comfortable. It seems the transmission may have be rebuilt as well as the motor. No smoking on the motor and the trans is solid. I need the room so the jeep has to go.”

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Year? GPW? Rigby, ID $2000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/25/2019) Not sure how much value is here, but may be a GPW. It’s listed as a 1947 Ford.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/395925498025843/

“1947 ford , willys Has axles and all a original No engine”

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W-O Canvas Soldenized Duck Soft Top

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features
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Rear view of the W-O Canvas Top on a VEC CJ-2A. The PTO pump looks to my untrained eye to be an MP Universal Jeep Packaged Pump Model 12M-WJ.

UPDATE II: I’ve added a second version of the W-O Canvas Top brochure (tan brochures). they come from a Willys-Overland Equipment Book that, based on other brochures contained in that book, was likely published earlier than the brochures that appeared in the original version of the post.

This jeep brochure from an early Willys-Overland Special Equipment catalog highlights the first production soft top for the CJ-2A. It was labeled a W-O Canvas Top. The material used wasn’t your average canvas, at least according to the brochure. Instead, it was 10oz soldenized duck. That description meant nothing to me, so I attempted to decipher it.

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These two brochures were published in a Willys Industrial Equipment book. It appears Willys-Overland changed up the name slightly to the Willys Canvas Top, though in the text the W-O Canvas Top name remains the same as above.

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The biggest mystery was the term “soldenized”. Not even the internet knows what “soldenized” means. The fact that the term probably describes a means of mildew or waterproofing makes sense, and Robert Ackerson described it similarly in his jeep book, but that’s more a description of the result of the process, not a description of the process itself.

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FJ-3 Vs. FJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: FJ

In a discussion about FJ-3s and FJ-3As, I wondered why I was confused about the grille FJ-3s had. After looking at some pics and brochures, I realized that the brochures I had all showed the FJ-3 with an FC-like grille. Yet, all the production model images I could find had a horizontal grille. I don’t know when or why the change was made; perhaps it had to do with the intellectual property issue associated with the normal ‘jeep’ grille vis-a-vis the US Post Office?

Also of note, the front bumpers in the brochures are different and the brochure FJ-3s lack panel-side windows, whereas the production models have them.

The FJ-3A, which, as I understand, was targeted at non-USPS businesses, dropped the FC-looking grille design and went back to the vertical tines. The production models were consistent with that. Based on the brochures and pics, the panel-side rear windows were not carried over from the FJ-3 either.

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May 1957 FC-170 Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This appears to be an introductory mailer for the FC-170.

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“Hello, You are looking at an ORIGINAL bi-fold Postcard
1957 Forward Control JEEP FC-170
Eccher’s Jeep, Ferndale, Pa.”

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1947 CJ-2A Yorba Linda, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(07/23/2019) Looks in good shape. Has a Buick 225.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/521570808633214/

“1947 Willys cj2a for sale. This Jeep has Buick v6 225, t90 transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, and warn overdrive. Vehicle mileage is unknown odometer says 6k. Comes with many other parts. Please ask if you have any questions.”

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1949 CJ-3A Eagle, ID $6500

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs • TAGS: .

This looks in good shape. The Koenig hardtop has a useful carrier on the top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/726587544508549/

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“$6500 OBO 1949 Willys Jeep Fresh rebuilt 4 cylinder engine with about 5000 miles. Great hard top by Koenig Iron Works out of Houston TX. Square hardtop which gives the Willys a Range Rover defender look. Aftermarket heater, windshield wipers, etc. Locks up all around. Only vintage Jeep that you have to turn the heater down on. Ramsey 9000 wench. Spare tire can go on the top or the side. The paint and top have great weathered and worn look. Brake lights and turn signals have been raised in the back to view above gas cans. She’s old and slow, but she gets all the looks.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Windsor, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/572746663467624/

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“1948 CJ2A for sale in great condition. Original L-134 4 cyl engine, T-90 trans and transfer case, all new fluids, new radiator, new oil filter, new battery, new Solex Carb, 12 volt electrical system with all lights working, new seatbelts, new 15×8″ Pro Comp rims on new 235/75R15 Hankook Dynapro ATM tires, new shocks and 2″ Superlift leafsprings. I also have an older BestTop frame w/doors and some new steering and front suspension parts in the box. Runs and drives excellent, great condition and is a daily driver. Serious inquiries only please.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A John Day, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/14/2019) Seems worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2542011809178809/

“stock six volt 4cyl.all stock”

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1947 CJ-2A Nampa, ID $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a good build. Has a reproduction body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2541843245899515/

“1nsure of exact miles, but there is low miles. Has been covered in a garage for the past forty years when it is not being driven. Stock four cylinder engine. Three speed trans with overdrive. Winch and new tires.”

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1946 CJ-2A Orangevale, CA $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This has a Suzuki Samarai chassis, but it’s not easy to tell that from the pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/511534189610150/

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“1946 Willys CJ2A street legal rubicon trail runner with suzuki samurai chassis and sidekick fuel injected 1600 engine 5 speed trans, 5 to 1 transfer case, runs awesome, power steering, 35′ tires, power 4 wheel disc brakes chromoly axles, rear locker, yj jeep springs, disc emergency brake, 22 gal fuel cell, cb radio, hi lift jack and warn 8274”

 

 
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1959 Wagon Scio, OR $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/390379761842142/

“59 Willy’s wagon 4×4 with pto winch. 3 speed all original. New tires runs and drives awesome”

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1946 CJ-2A Chico, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It runs and has a column shifter.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1160242634168763/

“1 owner runs straight body title in hand. Please no tire kickers.”

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1948 CJ-2A Kaltenkirchen, Germany 23,900€

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This jeep reached Germany vis Venezuela. It’s a mix of military and civilian parts, so it’s not very original. In addition, the body has some odd features. I thought it might be fiberglass, but can’t tell for sure.

https://www.facebook.com/carclassica.de/posts/535308763712098

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“23,900 € (gross)
VAT not included

This Willys Jeep was produced in 1948 and shipped to Venezuela. Probably the jeep served there in the military. The original SUV was recently brought to Germany and here extensively revised and refined in some areas. For example, the electrical system was switched to 12 volts and received a modern fuse box. The front axle got additional freewheel scars. The mounted powerful winch provides even more applications.

Thanks to the extensive work, this Willys is also in very good condition in detail.
Treat yourself to this original all-rounder for new adventures.
We have access to more vehicles in different states!”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Bellingham, WA $2485

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Unusual hood scoop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/932683607112599/

“V8 Corvette 1969 Engine, 4×4. Run and Drive.”

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1948 CJ-2A Yucca Valley, CA $3300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Some work left on this project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/438326493489250/

“Runs drive needs little to finish it’s a 48 Willie’s Jeep with the Douglas v6 refurbished top end contact for more info and videos of it running”

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1967? CJ-6 Worcester, MA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Listed as a 1967, this has a 1955 0-10 KS speedo and the faux battery box lid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3099801636756489/

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1952 CJ-3A? Benton City, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No pics provided.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/pts/d/benton-city-52-willys-cj2a-best-offer/7014115858.html

“52 willys cj2a lots of history with this jeep been dragging It around for almost 30 years body rough, frame in good shape out boarded springs w/lift only 3 buck shot mudders international 44 axles”

 
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1952? CJ-2A JeepRod Mountain Home, ID $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(1030/2019) It appears to be a 2A body, give the ignition switch holes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2493158767671587/

“1952 willys jeep / rat rod. Original flat 4 Willy engine transmission, transfer box and rear end. Runs good has new battery. Also have some extra parts. New brake pads wheel seals bearings ect. Custom whiskey barrel seat with suicide doors. Possible partial trade make an offer”

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1944 MB Citrus Heights, CA $4860

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still appears to be available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/562385447842452/

The exhaust hangs a bit low for jeeping. Has some updates.

“1944 Willy’s MB Jeep in great shape! Nice paint interior bedliner. 2.8 Ford V6 with electronic ignition new battery starter carburetor tires wheels. Perfect camping, ranch, cruising Jeep. Bikini top clean title and no back fees ”

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1961 FC-170 Mt. Olive, AL $6500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Jon’s got his FC-170 project for sale. It has a few updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/949323008786530/

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“You don’t see these vehicles come up for sale very often. I have had this for several years and planed on doing a full build on it for a show vehicle but time has not allowed. So now it time to let someone else have some fun with it. Its a 1961 Willis Jeep FC170. It has 40k original miles on it and from what I can gather by all the receipts and books that came with it, it was restored somewhere back in the 90’s and everything was replaced or repaired.

Since then I don’t think it has been driven much. It has a Dauntless V6 with a 4bbl and what looks like a TH400 auto transmission. We installed a new carb, upgraded the points to electronic, plugs – wires and fluids. She runs good and actually drive really good for a old vehicle. The interior looks to be mostly original and all the original parts are still there and working.

From what I can tell all of the lights, horn and gauges still work. We installed new LED lights in the bed. It has some sort of light flasher box under the dash that I never messed with. Windshield wipers still work. It has a really nice fabricated flat bed with side storage and a side mounted fuel tank. We did find some rust in the tank so we drained it and planned on having a liner put in it. Currently we have been running it on a external tank so we can be sure rust doesn’t get into the carb. Im pretty sure it has Dana 44 axles.

All the drive train looks to be in great shape. Im not sure what transfercase it has but it works as designed and the 4wd shifter looks original. The windows roll up and down with all the original handles. The 1/4 glass and back glass are in good shape. The windshield has a crack in it. You can find replacement windshields but the 1/4 and rear glass are hard to find. All of the original emblems are still there and in good shape.

Frame is in excellent shape with no rust. There are a few things that need repaired. As you can see in the pic the front lower rocker panels in front of the doors have some rust. I cut out the drivers side and it looks like the rust is only in that general area and there is good metal around it making a easy fix. There is surface rust along the bottom of the doors, this looks like it mainly just paint peeling and surface rust. the doors themselves seem really good.

At one point in time it looks like a tree limb came down n the roof, there are dents in the roof that will need repaired. The roof itself is very solid and was built out of some good thick steel back in the day. Honestly this will make someone an excellent project. Overall this thing is very solid and a very good starting point for a build. A restored FC is worth a lot of money and you just don’t see many of them left.”

 
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Smithsonian Article on the Zamboni Company

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

I suppose the timing of this article is appropriate, given those of us in the north half of the blue ball are plunging into winter quickly (at least the weather in Washington State feels wintery), as a recent Smithsonian Magazine article on the Zamboni Company featured several photos I hadn’t seen of Jeep-based Zamboni vehicles. Here’s the article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-zamboni-changed-game-ice-rinks-180973352/

The article also included this ad featuring the CJ-3B as Model D from the Zamboni Company’s archives:

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If you are not familiar with the use of jeeps as early Zambonis, check out my post about the various jeep models that were used for which Zamboni machines. The CJ-3B Page also has background information about the Zamboni Ice Resurfacers.

If you really like pics of Zamboni machines, check out the Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice.

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Jim Beam Decanter With Box

• CATEGORIES: Features

This mid 1980s Decanter looks to be in great condition and includes the box, also in really nice condition.

View all the information on ebay

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“THIS JIM BEAM REGAL CHINA DECANTER IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. IT WAS PRODUCED IN 1986.
NO CHIPS OR CRACKS AND THE DECANTER
IS STILL MINT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX.
IN LIKE NEW CONDITION…..”

 
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1951 Photo Shows Casualty Evac Demonstration on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

What I like best about these images is that the eBay seller takes the time to include the names of the soldiers. You never know when some offspring will search and find the photo and write in the comments, “Hey, that’s my [insert relative affiliation]”.

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“1951 Press Photo Jeep driver and soldier show how jeep can evacuate casualties. This is an original press photo. A jeep can go where an ambulance can’t. Sometimes the large army ambulance cannot be brought in close enough for litter bearers to load a casualty right in the field. In that case, a jeep is used to evacuate the patient. Here 1st Lieutenant Lawrence a. Doherty, Cincinnati, Ohio, and driver Bill Farrell, Houston, Texas, demonstrate the jeep method of removal, with Leonard Bell, Jr., Pigott, Arkansas playing “casualty” for the occasion.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 05-24-1951.”

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