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Sears Half-Top Hammond, WI $180

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Still Available**

Needs glass, but looks solid.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/pts/d/hammond-willys-m38a1-cab-and-doors/6988318872.html

“Metal half cab off a M38A1. Good shape, needs windows. Might fit a Jeep CJ5.”

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1959 FC-150 Tehachapi, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/07/2019) Needs work.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/d/tehachapi-rare-1959-fc-jeep-4×4/6993312390.html

“Selling a RARE 1959 FC Jeep 4X4 for 8000.00 OBO. This is a true barn find all original have all the parts except for the front drive shaft for the 4 wheel drive. It runs and will drive if the brakes are gone through. Check out the pictures and let me know if you have any questions. The seats are in pretty good shape, brakes where replaced before it sat about 6 years ago, tires need to be replaced, has some rust spots on the front and rear cab corners, and the floors need to be repaired.”

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1945 GPW Chula Vista, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has potential.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/d/chula-vista-1945-ford-gpw-jeep/6998099188.html

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“45 jeep Willys ford GPW flat fender
Clean title, non op
Has ford 302 5.0 v8
Has t90 3 speed trans
This jeep is perfect to fully build, straight body and frame
Project

Needs:
Gas tank, brake system n linkage, clutch linkages, exhaust system, deep clean. Engine was rebuilt but then bent push rod(loose rocker arm)”

 
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Photos of the Willys Quad

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

Over the past ten years a number of photos of the Willys Quad (the first ‘jeep’ produced by Willys-Overland) have emerged from dusty files, library depositories, and photo archives. Assembled below are the photos that have been published on eWillys, as well as some others that help tell the Quad story.

I’ve seen it mentioned in a couple places that five Willys Quads were manufactured. While I haven’t seen any specific evidence to back that claim, we do know that two prototype Quads were delivered to Holabird: one was 2-wheel-steer and one was a 4-wheel-steer. I *think* the one with the “3211” license plate on the front was the two-wheel-steer model, while the one marked “USA QMC 1/4 4×4” on the bumper was the four-wheel-steer (but I could be wrong).

Later, circa 1943, one of the Quads was rebuilt with an MB windshield (was this an early Holabird test model or what that didn’t go to Holabird?) and appeared in a few photos.  What happened to the rebuilt Quad and the remaining four Quads (if there were really that many)? No one seems to know.

1 (From July 18, 2019): Mario Maipid shared this great photo taken on the steps of the DeKalb Post Office. According to him the sign reads,

THE WILLYS OVERLAND
GO-DEVIL QUAD;
U. S. Army Mobile Machine Gun West;
Same Motor as WILLYS Americar

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2. (From May 20, 2019): This press photo was produced in 1990 (mostly likely from an original negative) probably for the 50th anniversary of the Quad. It was featured for auction on eBay.

“This is an original press photo. 1940 Jeep Willys Quad – The original Willys-Overland pilot model delivered to the US Army on November 11, 1940 Photo measures 10 x 8 inches. Photo is dated 10-08-1990.”

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Here’s another version without the lettering:

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3. (July 17, 2018): This photo was auctioned on eBay.

“1941- U.S. Troops Testing Willys Quad Prototype Jeep on Rough Terrain. Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”
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There was a crisper, cropped version of this photo used as part of a 2011 Toledo Blade article.

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4. (Feb 28, 2017): This was auctioned on eBay: “1941- Sen. James Mead driving Willys Quad prototype jeep up the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington, DC. Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”

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And, a slightly different, smaller version that doesn’t show the senator twisting his head:

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And, from what I believe is the same event, but from a different angle, we have this photo.

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Continue reading

 
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Hamm’s Beer Commercial and Stickers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ5, Features

UPDATE II: More Hamm’s stuff thanks to Maury:

  1. Here are some Hamm’s Thermo-Serv plastic mugs with Hamm’s on them.
    View all the information on eBay
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  2. A second TV commercial (no jeep, but includes the guy and the bear):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzfJ9_nVJlY

UPDATE: Maury shared a TV commercial that accompanied the Hamm’s beer ad campaign shows in the stickers below. For those old enough to remember Grizzly Adams, which I watched as a kid, it sure feels like an episode of that show. It turns out there was a John “Grizzly” Adams (1812-1860), upon whom the movie/show may have been based, who lived a pretty wild life.

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Original Post November 2012: Is this evidence that a Bear is a Jeeper’s best friend? There are two different ebay auctions for this sticker.

1. This seller is offering two stickers for less than the ad below

“2-Vintage Hamm’s Beer Stickers
RARE SET Grizzle w Jeep & Grizzle w Canoe
Cool set with both stickers included.
These are new-unused stickers!
Thank you for looking!”

2.”Up for auction is a rare vintage Hamm’s Beer sticker with a bear riding in a Jeep. Very cool. New old stock. Measures approx. 5.25″ x 5.25″. Multiple available. Please email any questions prior to bidding. Thanks!”

 
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1945 Envelope with the “J” logo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This unusual envelope was printed with the briefly promoted “J” logo, used by Willys-Overland during late 1945.

View all the information on eBay

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1953 M-38A1 Fulshear, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This could be a good price.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/fulshear-1953-willys-jeep-38a1/6993762775.html

“1953 Willys Jeep M-38A1
Run great, new seats shocks”

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1953 Truck Thornton, CO $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Looks solid in the pics.

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/dupont-1953-willys-jeep-pickup/6987979699.html

“Clean Title in my Name
Original
Runs Drives Stops
Well Kept
Lots of New parts”

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1948 Jeepster Hot Springs Village, AR $9500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has no top.

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/d/hot-springs-village-1948-jeepster/6988088536.html

“rebuilt engine, new paint, excellent interior, no top but new wood on bows ready for top. No trades.”

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1955 Truck Las Cruces, NM $8900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Looks solid. Has been repainted.

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-cruces-1955-willys-truck/6992234170.html

“Selling 1955 Willys truck. Runs and drives great. New clutch. 4 x 4. Paint is OK the interior is decent. Runs and drives very strong”

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2 M-38A1s Ruston, LA $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

One runs.

https://monroe.craigslist.org/pts/d/choudrant-1952-m38a-1/6994906482.html

“I have 2 1952 jeeps brown one running and driving new battery new master cyl all wheel cyl’s brake hoses 12000 pto winch bikini top the other Jeep is mostly complete but for parts no title bill of sale only”

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1948 CJ-2A Lockhart, TX $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The tub appears repaired in multiple places (floors, rear wells, steps).

https://sanmarcos.craigslist.org/cto/d/dale-1948-willys-jeep/6992843042.html

“1948 Willys Jeep. Runs Great. New fuel tank, master cylinder, throw out bearing, rebuilt transmission and transfer case. Great hunting jeep. Too many toys and need to downsize. Please call or text. Serious inquiries only. Cash only, no trades.”

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1953 Wagon JeepRod Fremont, CA $5900

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

Has a bunch of mods.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/fremont-53-willys-rat-rod/6994098536.html

“willys rat rod wagon
231 buick v6
bop powerglide w/ shift kit
drop axel
dearched rear springs”

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Hunter M-38/M-151 24V Heater Readstown, WI $100

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Looks like a good price for the right person.

https://lacrosse.craigslist.org/pts/d/readstown-military-cab-heater-24v/6986771465.html

“For sale is a Hunter Manufacturing 20K BTU Military Cab heater. It came equipped on a restored M38 I recently purchased, and I don’t really need heat in a topless Jeep. Working and in like NOS condition. Uses engine coolant to produce heat, electrical to run the blower fan – 2 speeds Hi/Low. Includes the switch, resistor and a small Douglas connector wiring harness. These were commonly used on M151 MUTTs but can also be used for 5 Tons, M37s, M38s, M38A1… anything with a 24V system. $100 Firm”

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Koenig? CJ-5/6 Doors Wichita, KS $100

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

I believe these are Koenig Standard Cab doors for a CJ-5/6 hardtop: https://www.cj3b.info/Photos/Hardtops/Koenig/KoenigFolder2.JPG

https://wichita.craigslist.org/pts/d/olmitz-early-jeep-cj-metal-doors-cj2a/6992779080.html

“Pair of doors for early Jeep CJ with metal top. Not sure what years? Doors are super solid with no rust through. Includes regulators & latches. $100 for the pair.”

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Year? MB/CJ-3A? Okemah, OK $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, MB

This may be a combination of MB/GPW and a CJ.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/okemah-1948-jeep-willys/6988951881.html

“1948 Jeep Willys. Runs. Great for putting around town or to use as a hunting rig. He’s hauled many a deer out of the woods! I have a clean title.”

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Sears Hardtop Wichita, KS $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Looks like a good price.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/pts/d/wichita-aluminum-hard-top-willys-cj2a/6992815703.html

“Very nice original vintage aluminum hard top. All glass is in one piece and not cracked. This came off this running 1948 cj2a very original jeep. Just in time for winter!”

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1954 CJ-3B Parker, CO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/11/2019) Runs and drives. Needs some additional  works. It appears to be a former Las Vegas Jeep Club rig.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/parker-1954-willys-jeep/6993225450.html
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“1954 Jeep Willys
Has had some customization.
35″ wheels
350 motor, carb just rebuilt.
All wiring to engine just done.
Starts, runs and drives.
New master break cylinder.
Newer Best Top needs to be installed.
Does need some work but it’s a solid truck.
Have clean title.”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Still Available**

(04/25/2017) Needs work of some kind.

View all the information on eBay

“46 Willys jeep and the parts it was my toy and I have been gathering parts need money and don’t have time to work on it”

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1942 GPW Calabasas, CA $19,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/22/2019) The front frame rails and bumper have been modified. This has no combat rims. The dash has been modified. The GPW front crossmember  doesn’t not appear to be there. It’s been covered with a textured paint (body liner?).

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/calabasas-1942-classic-military-jeep-gpw/6983182721.html

“The WWII Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4
Works and runs great.
Clean title in hand.
The coolest and most attractive car on the road.
You will get the most compliments while driving it.
So much fun to drive.
Completely restored.”

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1949 Wagon Cedar Falls, IA $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

This has potential.

https://waterloo.craigslist.org/cto/d/cedar-falls-1949-willys-jeep-delivery/6985536828.html

“Rare barn find- 1949 Willy’s Jeep delivery has been sitting in a barn for 30+ years and then my garage for the past 4 years. The beast was used as a grocery delivery vehicle in the 60ish in Western Iowa. Mileage is at 68,000. Pretty rust free but the drivers side floor board is a little soft. It has new brakes, exhaust, tires, battery, and fuel line. This vehicle has the L134 Go Devil engine in it- 2WD. We had grand hopes to rebuild but it just hasn’t happened. Below is a link for when I drove it into my garage in June. $7500 OBO. Clean title in hand. Thanks.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Des Moines, IA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

Lots to like here.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/d/urbandale-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a-survivor/6991358510.html

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“A 1948 Willy’s CJ2A. Jeep is in very good condition. Shows less than 18 K miles on odometer. This was a classic barn find near Audubon Iowa in 1978, and was purchased by my father and driven home. The motor was smoking badly at that time and it sat indoors in heated storage for many years. In the last few years the 4 cylinder flat head motor has been rebuilt, the 3 speed manual drive line gone thru, the brake,fuel, and cooling systems repaired/replaced.

New windshield glass. New seat cushions on all three seats on original frames. Still wears its faded and scratched “Princeton Black” 1948 paint excepting a few areas that were cleaned up as it was restored to be a turnkey driver. Factory(?) side steps All five original wheels, still in faded 1948 “Sunset Red”- which actually was a pumpkin orange- with a black trim stripe. All five wheels still mounted with military style non directional tires. Continue reading

 
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VIDEO: Ford Reconnissance Cars Join The Army

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

I’ve posted something similar to this video, but not this specific one (at least that I can find). This early 1941 film reel is narrated and shares the news that Ford’s Reconnissance Cars would be joining the Army. The video is located at the National Archives.

 
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Photo of Bantam BRC-40 Exiting the Water on eBay

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

It’s a good photo of a BRC-40.

View all the info on eBay

“1941 Press Photo Wartrace, Tenn. US Army jeep & Pvt NR McDougle of MPs. Photo measures 9 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 6-7-1941.”

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East Penn Jeepers License Plate

• CATEGORIES: Features

Perhaps this license plate belonged to Del and Ann Parker?

View all the information on eBay

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“Here I Have A 1950’s -1960’s Vintage JEEP PLASTIC license plate East Penn Jeepers AMC JEEP WILLYS.Very hard to find in this condition.3RD pic is as found (DIRTY). the rest of thE PICS are cleaned. no chips, rips, or brakes. some rust around mounting holes. there is names printed on tag DEL & ANN PARKER .”