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1953 M-38A1 Copa, AZ $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/12/2017) Been parked for a while, but still looks in good shape.

“Original M38 A1 Jeep. 3 speed, 4 cylinder hurricane 134 engine, all original. 24v electronics. Waterproof alternator etc. Cool original military accessories. Been parked for over 8 years. One of the very first m38a1 ever built. No rust but will need some help to run again.”

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1949? CJ-2A Bonanza, OR $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/29/2017) Has some alterations.

“***TLC Needed**** Bought to restore – time, no money – money, no time”

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1951 Jeepster Jefferson, IA $3000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Might make an interesting project. I can’t tell how bad the rust is.

“1951 Willy’s Jeepster Convertible needs restored”


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1959 FC-150 Box Elder, SD $2200

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/17/2016) Not sure how much value is here.



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1953 CJ-3B Hamburg, NY $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

“1953 Willys Jeep, front blade, metal half cab, Auburn trencher, x-Bflo. Fire Dept. Telegraph Dept., 8500 original miles – needs restoration. $4000.”

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Patterson Losing Its Head

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

I pulled the head on Patterson last night. I don’t see any cracks in the block nor do I see any obvious signs of coolant, though there might be a tiny bit of residue on the tops of pistons 1 and 2. My initial reaction is that coolant is entering the oil elsewhere. The engine does appear to have a recently replaced water pump. Anyway installing that incorrectly would result in mixing coolant and oil??

The first two photos show how the pistons and head gasket looked right after pulling it. 
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Then after pulling off the gasket and vacuuming up the dirt:

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The bottom of the head:


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2017 Midwest Willys Reunion

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: The original photos I posted were from the 2016 event. The new batch of photos are from the 2017 event.

I’m told last week’s Midwest Willys Reunion was a big hit, despite a couple rain storms and some hot weather. Here is a video from the event:

Scott shared this video on Alaska Or Rust’s Facebook page:

Bob Christy contributed these photos from last week’s event:





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FC Jamboree moved to September 15-16

• CATEGORIES: Event, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

UPDATE: Dan DeVries has moved the FC Jamboree to September 15-16. Contact Dan to learn more. Some hotel info is shown at the bottom.


Here are some nearby hotels and motels.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northwood 
4712 Wheelerwood Road
Northwood, Iowa 50459
United States
1 641 323-7500

Country Inn and Suites/Diamond Jo casino
711 Diamond Jo Ln, Northwood, IA 50459
Phone: (641) 323-7000

Lake Mills Motel
400-488 N Lake St, Lake Mills, IA 50450
Phone: (641) 592-3711

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1954 Print Ad Showing CJ-3B on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Some good CJ-3B-at-work photos in this ad.

“1954 Print Ad Jeep Farm Vehicle Harold Bordner of Weston,Ohio”

View all the information on eBay


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1953 Ad Showing Jeep Swinging on a Gate on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad from Alproduco proves how strong their gates can be. It depicts a jeep hanging from the end of the gate.

“1953 Alprodco Farm Gates Jeep vintage print ad”

View all the information on eBay


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1950 Jeepster Greeley, CO $45,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun ride.

“50 Willys Jeepster 4X4 street rod convertible 2500 miles 383 with 6 pack. All mopar performance up grades – torque flyte – 441 posi-track. Trophy winner”

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1959 FC-150 Leavenworth, KS $8500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Scott shared this ad.

“1959 Jeep FC-150 run’s & drive’s 4cyl 3-speed $8500”

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1946 CJ-2A Fairplay, CO $5500


Looks ready for Colorado’s fourwheeling.

“231 buick engine, the current engine is weak, but runs OK…..I don’t have the time to go through her and see what the issue is.
This is such a fun off road vehicle, I hate to sell it, however the wife has given me an ultimatum. I have too many toys, some have to go…….

turbo 350 tranny, true track front end with 4:11 gear ratio, locked out rear end with 4:11 gear ratio, bilstein long travel shocks, ARB on board compressor and holding tank, high flow power steering, electric fans, curstom front bumper and rock guard, custom rear bumper, swing away tire rack, stero/cb, tilt steering column, bucket seats with 4 point harness, original rear seat, custom roll bar with 6 point harness, 35 x12.5×15 super swampers ( a little dry rotted but still OK ) bikini top, soft top and doors, plus more extras I am sure I am forgetting other things. NO joy rides without cash in my hand”

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1947 CJ-2A Westminster, CO $3750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer

Include the trailer.

“This 47 Willys has 8000lb wench, 327 Chevy V8 engine, 3 speed transmission. Trailer is single axle and was built for hauling this jeep. ”


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1950 M-38(?) Canon City, CO $5000


This has a 2A body and CJ-3A elements, but I don’t see anything that suggests M-38.

“Jeep 1950 Willys M38 with F-Head “Hurricane” 134 cubic inch engine. Full Roll Cage With Rack, Fuel Cell. Good Tires and Service Manual. Runs Great!”



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1942 MB Thousand Oaks, CA $4000


The bumper suggests there’s been some mods. Pics aren’t too helpful.

“1942 Willys MB. 6 cylinder. Runs, needs TLC.”


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1949 CJ-3A Greeley, CO $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/30/2017) Looks good. Has a few minor changes (front bumper, windshield, parking lights. roll bar, radio, among others).

“For sale 1949 willys jeep manual 3 speed, 4 wheel drive, good shape, good tread, everything works has original flat head 4 cylinder motor, has original heater bikini top, and full enclosure with doors. ”

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1951 Truck Copley, OH $2175

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2175.

(04/18/2017) Looks like there’s some value here.

“Truck disassembled and in good condition. Grill, front fenders, hood and frame in perfect condition.
L134 – 4cyl, head and oil pan removed for inspection. Found O.K. Complete drive train.
Includes 2 hydraulic cylinders for bed. Orginally from Wisconsin where it was used as a grain truck on a farm.”


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Converto Airborne Trailer Gonzales, CA $1750

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Could be a good price.

“2 Wheel, 1/2 Ton Airborne was manufactured during WW II by Converto Manufacturing Company. It was designed for use with jeeps and light trucks for hauling tools, equipment, and other supplies in support of Airborne Engineer operations. This trailer was distinguished by having the ability to tilt and dump its contents through a rear tailgate.

the condtion of the dump trailer is in mint condition there’s a couple rusty parts on it but not bad for being over 70yrs plus. it works paperwork.”


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Fiberglass Mud Jeep Pollock Pines, CA $2400

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

It’s a narrow bodied former mud drag jeep. Looks to be a project.

“1943 Willys
fuel: gas
title status: parts only
transmission: automatic
Older professionaly well built chassis, stretched body for Placerville Flat fenders club “Willy Make it” 4×4 454 chevy big block auto trans all the cool stuff!!!
Used for sand Drags later mud. Single seater but could easily be a bad ass two seat crawler!! Must see unlimited potenetial and real good parts and start! Totally complete unmolested needs tires.
Call text emailI just brought home last night so I’ll clean up and get more pics later but this gives you a idea. It has rear cooler with fan and water pump, and all your basic common set ups for a vehicle like this. I was hoping it was more road ready but the starter is dragging bad and heating up so I need to put one in. The breaks need juiced and bled from sitting. The carb seams stuck but I have only just started messing with it. It’s sat for years but my buddy assured me it was running 6 months ago. So with all that said if it’s of interest to you make a offer I have a yard full of projects I’d rather turn it and burn it!!!!!”

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1947 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA $1800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800. Includes an overdrive.

No pics provided.

“47 Willies CJ2A project. Have the tittle. Needs to be restored put back together. Currently tore down. Rolling chassis started sanding frame down, original Willies scripted tub in good condition on chassis. Custom roll cage mounted. Scripted original tailgate, hood, fenders. Comes with two Buick 225 motors. Complete motor ran when pulled. Original green seats and two bucket off roading type seats. Solid good condition windshield and wipers with motor. Original speedometer, after market gauges, 3 speed transmission with over drive. Power steering. Will make a great project.”

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1950 CJ-3A Bakersfield, CA $3500


No pics provided.

“Frame off project. Fully rebuilt 1969 Buick/Jeep Odd Fire V-6, Never Fired. GM Bell housing SM-420 Heavy duty 4 speed with super low first gear. Novak adapter to Spicer 18 transfer case with New Warn Overdrive unit.
Body tub is in great shape, Zero rust, both rear corners replaced as well as the front floors. Channels under floor also replaced. Zero putty on body all repairs were weld in.Tub was sand blasted and shot with Rust Bullet. Hood, fender, windshield and tailgate all here.
Has Full Aluminum top and doors. Also have 6 point roll cage that fits under the top. Many other spare parts, Shortened Open Knuckle Dana 44 front with axle shafts. Spare 4 cylinder Iron Duke engine, complete with trans and transfer case/ overdrive unit.”


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1947 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2017) Been sitting for a few years.

“1947 Willy Jeep 4×4
80,000 miles
Was running but has not been driven/started for a couple years now.”

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What the Bell Crank?

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

I made an puzzling discovery about bell cranks the other day. I ordered a rebuild kit for Rusty’s bell crank. When I began assembling it, I discovered the original and new bolts were different. So, I had to use my old bolt (which fortunately was in good shape). Going back online, all the bell crank rebuild kits show the left hand bolt below (anyone need a new bolt .. I don’t). Do any other jeeps use the shorter bolt in their bell cranks?

Both of the DJ-3As have the same setup. The bolts they use lack an indent (used to secure the bolt to the bell crank mount). They are slightly shorter and 1/16th larger in diameter than the replacement crank. The DJ bolt lacks the hole at the end.
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Here it is reassembled. The horizontal bolt clamps the unit together, but does not anchor the bolt.



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Patterson’s Windshield Sprayer

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

One unique feature that came with Patterson is this foot pump activated windshield sprayer. This is how the bag looked when we bought it. The top was corroded and the bag was empty and dirty.  You can see the hose running from the top to the firewall.


Under the dash, the hose ran to the pump.


Here’s the whole system after the parts were cleaned up.


Unfortunately, the rubber on the pump isn’t any good. I found an NOS food pump on eBay that’s affordable, but would love to find the same pump again. Continue reading