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1965 CJ-5 Merced, CA $9999

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This has been listed for a while. I include it here as the jeep has one of the rare CJ-5 aftermarket-angled dashes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1013679742503159

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“Hello I have a 1965 cj5 willys jeep pre smog no smog required runs like a champ very very clean for it’s age very easy to drive looking to trade will consider any and all trades motorcycles boats jetskis etc. but shooting for a class c rv have cash to add or other stuff as well if you wanna buy the jeep inbox me we can discuss a price clean title in hand”

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1949 ‘Budson’ Salem, OR $6500

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UPDATE: This was last listed (and sold) in March of 2020. Thanks to Marty for spotting it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/166977578903025

“Selling my 48 Willy’s jeep fully custom,has a 48 champion hood and front window as well as dash components, it has a slant 6cyl,three speed manual,on floor,4x4works I know it’s a weird looking but it’s one of a kind,have title and bill of sale, asking $6500 firm!! thanks ron it runs and drives, (needs the breaks worked on sold as is,I’m done messing with it,) great little rig!!!!!”

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1948 CJ-2A Manasquan, NJ $14,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,000.

(01/28/2018) Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/956384518444843

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“It’s time to sell my 1948 Willy’s CJ2a Jeep. Price is $14,000. Facebook won’t allow my price. I’ve owned this Jeep for about 4 years and have had a great time with it. It’s now time for someone else to enjoy.

I’ve driven this Jeep around many back roads of New Jersey sometimes putting upwards of about 150 to 200 miles on it in a weekend. It always starts and runs like a champ. Got into it in the middle of May after its long winters nap and after a couple of pumps on the accelerator pedal and a few seconds cranking the engine it sprang to life! It was restored when I purchased it but the former seller left it outside under a cover for about a year. Continue reading

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1950 M-38 St. Anthony, ID No Price

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This is a project or parts jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251131500142305

“Willys M38 military Jeep it needs alot of work still, however it has new leaf springs, shocks, brake lines and a master cylinder and a remanufactured carter carb. I have the hood and rear tailgate as well. It has a 1957/58 studabaker champion 185 6 cylinder engine and ran before I started working on it. I am not positive of the value. I have $1500 in parts alone. She is a project military jeep. Located in Saint Anthony, Idaho.”

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1945 GPW Red Bluff, CA $8000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/12/2020) This old school California build with a Muller top went through some additional modifications over the years. It will need a little more work, hence the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/829533537842042

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$8k 1945 Ford GPW, old school “uncut” survivor, original boxed frame, sheet metal, and (extended) seats. 327 4bbl, Pertronix, 7:1 SM420, middle diameter Model 18 TC, 44 rear, 30 front, YJ spring-over, 2” hub spacers, proven bulletproof drivetrain. M38 windshield with hinged vent, PS, Power drum brakes, 1957 25A vintage generator/PS pump. Oil, power steering and extremely rare TRACO transfer case coolers.

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1954 CJ-3B Port Orchard, WA $8100

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8100.

(11/07/2020) Could be worth a look.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/port-orchard-1954-jeep-cj3b-high-hood/7233288602.html

“Ranch ready! 1954 CJ3B High Hood jeep! Runs and drives awesome. Recent work includes
-New 7.00×15 tires
-New battery
-New shocks
-Rebuilt steering box
-New brakes
-new fuel pump

Good electrical, lights and signals etc.
Runs and drives down the road like a champ. 4×4 systems work properly, lock out hubs. Nifty one-off winch built from an aircraft starter motor!”

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1945 Canadian Spark Plug Ad w/ Ford GP on eBay

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This ad is slightly larger than a postcard.

View all the information on ebay

1945 CANADIAN CANADA AD WWII PATRIOTIC WILLYS JEEP COMMANDOS MACHINE GUNS
100% ORIGINAL NOT A COPY OR REPRINT.
MEASURES ABOUT 5.5 X 6.5 INCHES
THIS ORIGINAL ITEM WOULD BE NICE TO FRAME
GOOD CONDITION.”

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1943 MB Lake Havasu City, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Has a V-8.

“Jeep is in great conditon. Has a small block chevy 350. Bored .030 flat top pistons. Balanced crank. Summit racing cam kit 1107. Original 3 speed transmission and transfer case. Has a heater underneath the seat. Custom fuel tank. Thing runs like a champ. Sounds great. Looking into buying a canam only reason im selling. Clean title.”

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Maynard Roberts’ Two-Year Jeep Trip Through South America

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Maynard Roberts pictures on the left in San Paulo, Brazil, from the January 23, 1950, issue of the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

In 1948, 34 year-old Maynard Roberts, from La Verne, California, traveled south into Mexico and spent the next 18 months exploring Central and South American. He wrote a series of articles for the Pomona Progress Bulletin detailing his trip. He’d hoped to write a book, but I have been unable to locate one. If he didn’t, it’s too bad, because I think he was a very good writer.

His skill is evident early on when he wrote a phrase that caught my attention, “About seven years ago I was keeping company with my last twenty-dollar bill …” His attention to details and telling a few small stories make his tale worth reading. It’s unfortunate that these articles only share snippets, for it seems he’s got a good story to tell and the skill to tell it.

His idea to travel germinated prior to WWII. He was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1914. As a child, his parents moved to California, Near the start of WWII he got the idea to travel to South America, so he began saving money. During WWII he was a draftsman, perhaps a skill learned during his college days at Chaffee college? Finally, by 1948, he saved up enough money to buy a jeep and afford to travel.

Part one of his adventure appeared in the January 09, 1950, issue of the Ponoma Progress Bulleting, split into two sections.

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Part II: This is the second installment of Maynard’s adventure. It appeared in the January 16, 1950, issue of the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

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1966 CJ-6 St. Charles, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Runs, but will need some work.

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“1966 Willys Jeep CJ6 Clean title Buick v6 New Headman headers and turbo mufflers 3 speed Cooling and charging systems work great Headlights work Have to crank it over a bit to get fuel in the carb, but the new fuel pump will be here on 7/5 No rot, the salt has spared this one Right rear quarter is riveted on Floor panels are missing Has new brakes, master, drums, cyl Block has jb weld patch but no leaks -Distributor clicks, sounds like upper end but if you put your hand on the distributor you can tell that’s where it’s coming from. Once warmed up there is a tick coming from somewhere lower but actually runs pretty decent. No problems spinning tires, one wheel burnout champion. Tires are a little stiff. If your looking for a show jeep id move along, this isn’t the droid your looking for. We use it to run around the farm and cruise. It’s not scared of beer cans and being a cj6 it holds even more. Just clearing out the barn and have to many projects. Trade for 3/4 wheeler”

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August 1953 Article “Jeeps Goes International”

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I bought this August 1953 issue of Cars magazine for the jeep article, but it also has all kinds of interesting information in it. The article “The Jeep Goes International” by Evan Jones highlights how various companies in different countries were capitalizing on the demand for jeep vehicles by manufacturing jeep-like vehicles of their own. The story discusses the new Austin Champ, the Fiat Campagnola, the Land Rover, and the Delahaye V.I.R.

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1943 Photo of Joe Louis Driving a Jeep

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This photo and caption about boxing champ Joe Louis driving a jeep made the Detroit Tribune newspaper on October 02, 1943.

The biographical book Joe Lewis: The Life of a Heavyweight includes a short look (pages 193-196) at his time in the military during WWII. The book explains that he had a unique opportunity to advocate for black troops, due to his substantial connection inside the War Department. He took advantage of his connections to overcome discriminatory practices that he witnessed.

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1953 CJ-3B Dixon, CA $4900

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Has lots of updates.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/snw/d/dixon-1953-willys-cj3b/7083739074.html

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“1953 willys CJ-3B (reg as ‘48 for some reason) (it’s small like an atv so I posted it here)
Flatfender high hood 4×4
Clean title
Current reg, Runs and drives, needs some minor maintenance and improvements (imho)
cj5 frame and engine (oddfire 225 v6)
Good compression
Good 2 barrel Rochester carb (needs a little tuning)
sm420 4 speed transmission with AA adapter
Twin stick Dana 20 transfer case (drips, of course)
SOA cj7 axles, 4.56 gears (amc20 rear with Detroit and one piece shafts, Dana 30 front with lockright)
New front u joints, calipers, rotors, pads, ss lines (one drips)
Warn hubs
YJ springs
6 point cage
36” tsl’s, black rims. Spare set of champion bead locks and rings included
New front driveshaft
Power steering
Manual brakes
Windshield frame not installed (have two, one banged up, one straight, neither have glass)
Autometer gauges (loose ground wire somewhere)
12v air compressor mounted on firewall (was for air lockers in previous axles)
Spare headers (straighter then than the currently installed ones)
Great project”

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1953 CJ-3B Folsom, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

/Lots of mods.

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“1953 Jeep CJ-3b 4×4
clean title in hand and currently registered non-op so no back fees.
Selling whole for parts or project.
Does run and drive.

CJ5 frame
Buick odd fire 225 V6
120 psi across all cylinders
New plugs
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Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections Photos

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These photos are located in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Digital Collections. I’ve posted eight photos below. There are many more “jeep” related photos on the site. See all 124 of them here: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/search/home/page/5/q/jeep

  1. Keystone Automobile Club Road Patral Service CJ-2A:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Keystone Automobile Club – Road Patrol Service

  2. This photo was taken in 1946 in Denmark.

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: This Danish reporter was so bent in following his nose for news, he mounted the stairs of the Parliament building, Copenhagen, here with his Jeep. He was the first buyer of the Danish post war Jeeps sold in this city. It cost him about $2,000.

  3. 1946 Photo of Surplus Jeeps:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Willys-Overland Motors, Toledo, Ohio. Some of the 2,700 army Jeeps which will be sold to veterans by the War Assets Administration are shown parked in Atlanta. Sale will begin on June 10, 1946. There have been many complaints from veterans that they buy army surplus material only through dealers. These Jeeps will be sold directly by the W.A.A.

  4. 1948 Photo of CJ-2A plowing sidewalks in St. Louis, Missouri:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: STL 46………………………………….NEW YORK BUREAU “OPERATION SNOWPLOW” ST. LOUIS: “SIDEWALK SNOW SCOOTER” IS THE AFFECTIONATE NAME GIVEN BY THE STUDENTS OF ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY TO THEIR SCHOOL-OPERATED JEEP. THE VERSATILE VEHICLE IS BEING USED AS A SNOWPLOW TO CLEAR SIDEWALKS AFTER THE YEAR’S HEAVIEST SNOWFALL, MARCH 11. NY-A-B CREDIT (ACME TELEPHOTO) 3/11/48

  5. Postcard of Pocket Testament League Jeep Truck in China (FRONT & BACK):
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  6. This 99 year-old Civil War Vet wished he was a little younger so he could fight in WWII:

    PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTO CAPTION: Franke E. Ross, age 99 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, fought in the the infantry away back in Civil War days and now he would like to fight against the Nazis. He said, "If I could go back a few years, I'd be figting with you fellows." He proudly steers a Jeep in front of his home during the pause of a unit there while on the maneuvers of the Second Army in middle Tennessee.

    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Franke E. Ross, age 99 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, fought in the the infantry away back in Civil War days and now he would like to fight against the Nazis. He said, “If I could go back a few years, I’d be figting with you fellows.” He proudly steers a Jeep in front of his home during the pause of a unit there while on the maneuvers of the Second Army in middle Tennessee.

  7. Customs Inspector checking jeep:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Ralph Overall, U.S. Customs inspector, inspecting Jeep.

  8. Jack Hoffman and his CJ-2A (bought with proceeds from the sale of a champion steer):

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Jack Hoffman, whose champion steer brought him a fortune of $43,005.77 at Kansas City’s American Royal Livestock Show, checks the water in the radiator of his new Jeep. January 1947, Ida Grove, Indiana

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Jeep Posse Article in May 1948 Issue of Outdoor Life Magazine

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The May 1948 Outdoor Life magazine has an article called “Jeep Posse Fights Fire & Flood”, but I can’t find a reasonable priced issue. If anyone happens to have that article or  the magazine, I’d be interested in sharing the story.

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Cover of the May 1948 issue of Outdoor Life with the Jeep Posse article.

This issue includes (from a worthpoint auction),  “Jeep Posse Fights Fire & Flood”, ” Turkeys of the Tall Peaks” and ” This Happened to Me”. There is also a print suitable for framing titled ” The Battle with the Wolves” by Fred R. Zepp. There are to many vintage ads such as Champion Outboards, Remington, Dupont, Heddon, Dipsy Doodle Wood Manufacturing Co., True Temper The Rod of Champion, Calvert, and more to mention, there is a color ad for Old Thompson Brand Blended Whiskey on the back cover.

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Year? VEEP Grand Ledge, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(08/16/2016) Looks fun.

“This is a kit car project from the 70s. It uses an all steel Willys body with a steel 2×3 steel tube frame. It uses a VW Link pin front beam, A VW sedan extended rear trailing arm/ adjustable torsion beam suspension. Standard VW bus 4 speed trans. All gas shocks. Two removable poly seats with covers. Standard 5 point racing harness, Front mounted 6.5 gal RJS fuel cell. rack & pinion steering. Aluminum front and rear wheels. Aluminum skid pan. Air horns. Complete tig welded roll cage. 1600cc dual port VW engine. Remote Oil cooler and filter. Rear mounted aux start switch in engine compartment. Nerf bars and front bumper. This vehicle was used as a promotional race jeep in the traveling short course series, The Michigan Off-Road Championships. Great for the street, sand or trails. No Rust. No trades, no green stamps, no calls from Europe with wire transfers, no unclaimed lotto tickets. Call or text only. E mail not answered because of spam”

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1945 MB Roy, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Has a Buick V6.

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“45 Willy’s MB Jeep. $4000 obo
Buick odd fire that runs like a champ, but needs a carb rebuild
New suspension/shocks and springs
New aluminum radiator
New brakes
New fuse box
Yellow top optima
Jegs sears and 5 point harnesses
Transmission and transfer case rebuilt
There’s a hole in the floor board to make room for the odd fires bell housing.”

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1961 CJ-5 Boring, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** $2700. Paul pointed out that his probably has a ventilating windshield.

Runs and drives. If the rust isn’t bad, it could be a reasonable price.

“U.S. Forest service Low time unit. Has been stored for long time, runs like a champ.”
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No Updates Sunday

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Another long day on Saturday (fortunately, we spent lots of it talking and very little of it driving), so no updates on Sunday. Rusty has a new home. After a short visit with Merlin Hansen to see his new place, we are heading home. We should make it to Champaign, IL, by Sunday evening, where we plan to take a photo with Roger Ebert.

This April 22, 2013 photo provided by Thompson-McClellan shows a bronze statue of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert giving his famous 'thumbs up" sign in Champaign, Ill. The statue will be unveiled Thursday, April 24, 2014, outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign where Ebert held his annual film festival. Ebert died in April 2013.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Thomspon.McClellan)

This April 22, 2013 photo provided by Thompson-McClellan shows a bronze statue of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert giving his famous ‘thumbs up” sign in Champaign, Ill. The statue will be unveiled Thursday, April 24, 2014, outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign where Ebert held his annual film festival. Ebert died in April 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Thomspon.McClellan)