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1953 CJ-3B Hood River, OR $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000

(12/25/2018) The windshield is leaning back a bit far.

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/hood-river-1953-cj3b/7099859892.html

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“One day in 2013, I was talking with a buddy and he asked if I was interested in a Willys Jeep and since I was thinking about a “project” car, I said yes. Well, I got this little gem on a farm in the Hood River Valley! I call it Taz Willy and he has won several trophies at car shows! But, as happens with time, I have purchased a travel trailer and will be doing more traveling so I decided to give someone else the opportunity to have fun with Taz.

Even though he was used in the orchard as a spraying machine, and stored for quite a while, he was in good shape and all the dried mud on his underside protected him from rusting! I stripped him down to his frame and painted it with frame paint to continue his protection.

The engine has been rebuilt by Portland Engine Rebuild using the original f-head engine block. It is the 4 cylinder stock engine. Engine has 925 miles – all road miles.

The transmission is the original– 3-speed with compound low. This required only replacement of fluid. I works good.
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Will Parish & Perk Perkins: Around the World in a Jeep Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Will Parish & Perk Perkins authored a book about their trip around the world in a CJ-5. Anyone familiar with it? The cheapest price I could find was priced at $49.

Abstract: Around the World in a Jeep recounts the 1975 grand plan of Orvis CEO Perk Perkins and his then college roommate, Will Parish, to drive around the world in Will’s beloved red Jeep. Over the next 20 months, Perk, Will, and their trusty Jeep crossed five oceans and seas, exploring 35 countries and covering enough road-miles to circumnavigate the earth twice. In addition to cementing their relationship as lifelong best friends, the trip also generated some 2,000 pages of journal entries, which make up the text of this remarkable volume. Illustrated by stunning full-color photographs taken by Perk, Will, and the people they encountered, this beautifully printed and bound adventure book belongs in the collection of everyone who has a yearning to explore, travel, and discover the richness our world has to offer. 12″ x 9″ hardcover

There are at least two book covers:

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Here are a few pics from the book from https://www.influx.co.uk/cars/around-the-world-in-a-jeep/

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1946 VEC Helps Clyde Choate Campaign in Illinois

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

An April 26, 1946, photo in Arizona’s The Coolidge Examiner shows hopeful Congressional Medal of Honor winner Clyde Choate campaigning in a VEC CJ-2A during his 1946 Illinois State Assembly campaign. He would win this election and go on to serve another thirty years in pubic office.

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Willys Jeep Newspaper Ad During 1944

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s an unusually small and succinct ad that appeared seven times in the Midland Journal out of Rising Sun, Maryland, from June 30, 1944, through October 6, 1944. I’ve yet to run across this specific ad elsewhere. I can’t tell if it’s a corporate ad or a locale, hopeful, dealer ad.

One thing to note is that in July of 1944, Willys-Overland began using apostrophes around the word Jeep like this ‘Jeep’ major magazine ads (see the 1944 Saturday Eve. Post Ads here for comparison), yet that was not done in any of the newspaper ads in the Midland Journal, as shown below. (Ed note …. Yeah, I know, not earth shattering news, but I never know when little details like this will add up to some insight).

The one shown below was in the August 11, 1944, issue of the Midland Journal:

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This shows how small the ad was within the newspaper page.

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1962 CJ-3B Yutan, NE $6300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Seems like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/758639404631580/

“1963 willys jeep cj3b new tires carb air intake and exhaust”

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1948 CJ-2A Central City, NE $6250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206673324076403/

“1948 Willys CJ2A · Other_body_style · Driven 5,000 miles 1948 Willys Buick V6 231 Transmission 350 Auto Front Axle Dana 27 Rear Axle Dana 44 Ratio 5:38 Rack and Pinion Steering Tilt Wheel New Seats Linex Spray Coat Soler Red, black in tub and in engine compartment. Very nice willys built from ground up 20 years ago.”

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1946 CJ-2A Hays, KS April 1st Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Auction takes place on April 1 (unless it gets cancelled).

This is being auctions through Purplewave.com. I’m not familiar with that auction site.

https://www.purplewave.com/auction/200401/item/GO9042/1946-Willy’s-Jeep_CJ-2A-Passenger_Vehicles-Passenger_Vehicle-Kansas

“1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2A SUV
63,024 miles on odometer
134 C.I.D. foru cylinder gas engine
Four speed manual transmission
Four wheel drive
Heat
235/70R15 tires”

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1954 M-38A1 Blue Springs, MO $10,800

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/785703341874517/

“Korean War Era Jeep everything works and runs great , Jeep is in good shape”

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1951 M-38 Mitchell, SD $8500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/29/2019) Has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2596444967300342/

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“For Sale 1951 Willys Jeep M38
-231 Buick V6 engine
-3 speed transmission
-Lockout Hubs
-New BF Goodrich 33″ tires
-New rims
-New Carb
-Paint is 2yrs old

Jeep runs and drives excellent. Many extras included with this Jeep are tow bar with chains, extra transmission, off road lights, extra set of lockout hubs, Jerry cans, cb radio. The Jeep came from California and has not rust.
Feel free to call or text with questions or to view. Located in Mitchell city limits.”

 

 
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1955 CJ-5 North Platte, NE $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Has a PTO winch and a Meyer hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/819839738491403/

“1955 Willys Jeep. Good Condition Runs – 4 Cylinder Pinto Engine. More pictures & video of it running/driving – Upon request. PM If Interested – $4000.”

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1948 CJ-2A Boone, IA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Seller is most interested in trades.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/278469909723752/

“Motor is the flat head 4. 3 speed manual trans. 4×4 works. It’s not perfect but it runs and drives. I am looking for trades primarily. I would like to find a decent retro-mod I’m pretty open on make of car as long as I like the look. So who’s looking to trade for a decent old jeep?”

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1971 Wagoneer Boulder, CO $1500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2605708503032167/

“Unfortunately my apartments told me a need to get rid of my Wagoneer so here it goes. 1971 Jeep AMC Wagoneer 360 5.9l engine has a very healthy cam Auto trans turbo 400 Runs and drives great Interior is actually in pretty good shape and all accessories still work as should The exterior is pretty rusted but is definitely fixable Would make a really cool camping rig Or would be really good platform for a project to restore”

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CJ-3B & M-38 Project Jeeps Rapid City, SD $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38

Both are projects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/205964513850246/

“Two complete jeeps. The yellow is a 53’ and the green one is a M38. The yellow Jeep has a title but the green one does not. They both just need put together. Price includes 5 different engines, tons of parts, extra parts and a Willy’s generator as well! Generator has 535 total hours on it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Buffalo, MO $2300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Doesn’t run, but includes extra engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/255961125562254/

“Project vehicle, does not run. Body original and reasonably straight. Has some rust, nothing horrible, basically sound. Frame in excellent condition. Trans shifts, clutch operates, transfer case appears to be functional.

Has a Kaiser Supersonic L134 engine (not original, but very similar to original) installed. The installed engine does not turn over. Frozen. It is, however, complete. Carb, oil bath air cleaner, etc. Jeep comes with an original Willys Go Devil L 134 engine from a 48 Jeepster. That engine DOES turn over, though I have not attempted to start it. Was told by the person who pulled it from the Jeepster that it was a good running motor.

Photos show it without the windshield, but I do have the part. Glass is cracked. I have several additional parts: Complete new gasket set for L134 engine, rebuild kit for the Carter carb, set of 12v windshield wipers, set of 4 original rims in reasonable condition (plus the spare, shown). Clean MO title, in my name.”

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1946? CJ-2A Mobile, AL $12,880

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This militarized CJ-2A lacks front frame horns and seems to lack the holes for the CJ-2A positioned key. So, either this has had some work or it’s not a CJ-2A frame and body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/520704235495523/

“Newly restored 1940s Willys Jeep. Has New OD Green Canvas Top (Not In Pics) This is about as good as it gets.”

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CJ-2A & 3A Tubs Gardner, KS $800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

Seller also has other body parts for sale. I believe the price is for both?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/653669542109306/

“Two, Willys tubs, not in the best shape but someone with the tools and time could restore them. The green one is a 3a and the tan one is a 2a. $800 obo, Also have other body parts if interested at additional cost”

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1974 AMG FJ-8 Hot Springs, SD $1500

• CATEGORIES: FJ

If you are looking for an Jeep FJ project, this might be a cheap substitute.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/203423270968979/

“2wd cj-5 chassis , right hand drive , 258 inline 6 , borg warner automatic . No rear door , but comes with parts to build another one . Needs gas tank cleaned and exhaust fixed , it’s been sitting but it does RUN yard drives and stops . PM me with any questions, Located in Hot Springs, SD”

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1946 CJ-2A Sioux Falls, SD $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Pics show this with two different type of tires, so I”m not sure which are on it currently. Has a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430431291006118/

“Willy’s 1946 Jeep. Have original tires and rims. Extra parts and tow bar. 41,000 miles.”

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1954 M-170 Belton, MO $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/28/2016) Hasn’t run in a while.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/891540197965193/

“1954 M170, had been converted to 12v and civilian seats. Also passenger side has been modified to fit regular-sized doors. Was running several years ago when parked. Would be a good candidate for restoring to front-line ambulance, or as a radio jeep, your choice. Was from Arizona, flat-towed up to Missouri. Rust-free, engine not stuck. Have SOME original parts to go with it, CORRECT ambulance top, some passenger seat and original bows. NEW tires (not pictured) all the way around. True mileage unknown. Open title from Arizona.”

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1947 CJ-2A Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/17/2020) Has some mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/876009826154640/

“1947 Jeep Cj2a · Suv · Driven 12,345 miles 4500 or best offer”

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Just a Few Updates for Saturday

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a few updates today.

 
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Early 1980s Tour of the Toledo Jeep Plant

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Roger spotted this early 1980s video tour of the Toledo Jeep Plant on Facebook. I believe I’ve figured out a way to share it even if you don’t have an FB account. Hopefully, this works for everyone.

Here’s the original link just in case the movie doesn’t work for some folks: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorsMovie/videos/202921640972219/

 
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Just A Car Guy Article on the 9 Slot VS. 7 Slot Grille

• CATEGORIES: Features

An article that discusses the 9 slot vs. the 7 slot grille appeared on Justacarguy.com’s website. Not surprisingly, the author missed some points.

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Read the article here: https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/01/9-slot-vs-7-slot-jeep-grills.html

In response to the article, Mark Wahlster pointed out on Facebook that the author forgot to mention the issue around the 7″ headlights, which were required at the time:

“The Ford design and inability to trademark it is part of it but the main reason was because 7″ headlights which is what the civilian world was using at the time wouldn’t fit. Simple as that. Also the first civilian jeeps came out in 1944 the first CJ2A’s hit the market in July of 45 BEFORE the end of the war in Sept. The first pilot vehicles the CJ2 had the 7″ headlights and 7 slot grills those were made in 1944-early 45.”

However, I thought it important to correct the inaccuracies regarding the trademarking of the grille, which I’ve seen appear in older articles on other sites as well.

“On the whole, I’m in agreement with Mark on this, especially regarding the 7” headlights. However, I’d like to clarify one minor point. The article uses inaccurate info from other, older articles regarding the ‘trademark of the grill’ issue. In my research, and when using TESS, I’ve not encountered any evidence that Willys-Overland tried to trademark the grill during or after the war.

In fact, the trademark filing for the grill wasn’t made until 1979 under AMC Chrysler, which received the trademark (category IC 012) in 1981 (1170088 … see reference pic). Ever since, AMC and Chrysler relied on that trademark to defend the iconic 7 slot grill design (see this link for example: https://law.justia.com/…/distri…/FSupp2/44/1062/2567958/). The trademark does not reference older trademarks; instead, it simply looks back at the first use of the grille (1941) to make its case for a trademark.

So, the issue over the Ford design wasn’t about a grille trademark;, it was that Ford claimed ownership of the grille and wanted credit for it. That led to a fight between Willys-Overland and Ford over who got to use the grille design, who got credit for the term “Jeep” (which Willys DID try to trademark in 1943), who got credit for inventing the jeep design (Willys wanted full credit), and who had the right to use all designs related to the WWII jeeps (which Willys felt entitled to use).

Of course, this wasn’t decided until July 1950 when Willys-Overland was awarded the JEEP trademark, reg #0526175.”

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1979 Jeep Grille Trademark Filing

 
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Year? Photo of Young Girl with Lightening Peddle Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys

This image shows a young girl and her Sherwood Lightening peddle jeep. I found what I think are images of a good example of this model (seen at bottom).

According to one site, this Sherwood Lightning Express pedal jeep was produced from 1947-1950 . Sherwood later became Hamilton.

View all the information on eBay

“5” x 3.5” in good condition.”

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These images of a Sherwood Lightening peddle jeep came from this site:

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1948 Ads in the Chronicle-Star From Pascagoula, Mississippi

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Like we saw with the 1948 ads in the Montana Farmer-Stockman, the ads run in the Chronicle-Star out of Pascagoula, Mississippi were more sparse. Moreover, two different dealers posted ads. The first half of the year it was the Runnels-Wiggins Willys Dealer publishing ads. The second half of the year it was the Stewart Motor company out of Mobile, Alabama, publishing ads.

RUNNELS-WIGGINS: February 13, 1948:

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RUNNELS-WIGGINS: March 05, 1948:

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RUNNELS-WIGGINS: April 09, 1948:

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