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Photos from the 2020 FC Jamboree

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Congrats to Dan for successfully staging the 2020 FC Jamboree. He had a good showing despite 2020’s challenges. Here are some pics from the event (and more can be seen on Facebook).

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WANTED: Mate for This Mud Flap

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Chris has this rare mud flap, which Barney believes is for the Gladiator Stake bed truck with dual wheels (Or used on an FC dually as well?). Chris is hoping to find a mate for it. Anyone have one?

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1948 CJ-2A Grand Junction, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/960936181037604/
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“Listing my ’48 Willys CJ2A Specs;
Buick OddFire V6 (160 HP!)
Ford Motorcraft 2100 carb with offroad mods
T90 3 speed trans
Dana 18 t-case
Dana 27 front, 5.38 gears, disc brake upgrade using new Jeep/GM parts
Dana 41 rear, 5.38 gears, LockRite locker
New Disc/Drum master cyl from Kaiser Willys
31” BFG KO All Terrains (Plenty of tread, but older tires)
Black 15 x 8 steel wheels
Teraflex hand throttle
Warn M8000 winch with Masterpull rope and fairlead (have new solenoids for it)
Reupholstered stock seats
New tie rods & TRE’s
New battery
Recent tune up
Rebuilt starter last Spring

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1959 CJ-3B Salem, WV $8750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/18/2020) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/728629297931176/

“REDUCED!!! 1959 Willys Jeep — Good Title — almost no rust — — runs — needs new battery and seats installed — and frame included but needs installed”

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1947 CJ-2A State Road, NC $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/826653011071966/

“This is a 1947 Willys Jeep. The Jeep is 4wd and runs good. Minimal rust. Fun vehicle to play around in and great workhorse on the farm.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pottstown, PA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Still needs a few “odds and ends” things completed, but runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/318851579340314/

“This Willys Jeep was a frame-off restoration project I did about 5 years ago with the intent of doing some vintage trail rides. every single thing you can possibly think of was replaced and or rebuilt on this. From bumper to bumper. engine, transmission, transfer case, Body, fuel system, breaks, wiring, starter, generator, radiator, even down to the seat cushions….. EVERYTHING was done …. I took it on one ride and it’s been around the property hauling firewood about five times. Aside from that it’s just sat beside the barn …. anyone who’s worked on old cars knows I’m not lying when I say I have much more invested in it then I’m asking. There’s still a few cosmetic odds and ends to do but other tan that this jeep is ready to go.”

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1949 Jeepster West Springfield, MA $4750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Still Available. There’s another one that was for sale in Springfield that has a red grille rather than a yellow grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/233372824774424

” Sir Ed Griffin has to sell his 1949 Jeepster, V8 engine, has new tires, 2 sets of hubcaps, a new top, needs a little TLC it has been sitting for about a year. He is asking $4750.00 or make him an offer.”

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1947 CJ-2A Buena Vista, CO $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3200.

(08/31/2020) This appears to have a Worman Jee-Cab hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/255233015619179/

“Running and driving and very original cj2a. Getting harder to find these! Some rough edges but a great base to build into a classic head-turner or fun 4×4. Starts and runs and goes through the gears fine. Brakes need bled, but it will stop- eventually. Pto winch works. Body mostly very straight. Original seat bases there with some decent newer passenger van seats on them now. Fairly comfortable. Need bolted in. $3500 obo.”

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Year? CJ-6 Gainesville, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

More pics would be helpful. Includes a trailer of some kind.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/spo/d/gainesville-hunting-jeep-trailer/7195049587.html

“Off road hunting jeep with trailer. Built for rugged terrain. Rebuilt hurricane engine, rebuilt axles and differentials, new tires, lost lease”

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Jeepster & Commando Kennebunk, ME $6000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This seller has a Jeepster Convertible ($3900 … and looks pretty solid) and a Jeepster Comando ($3000), both projects, that he’ll sell for $6000 combined.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/630553621215872/

“Yellow jeepster commander did run and drive solid frame and floors needs restoration mostly body work and cosmetics $3000 . The second Jeep is a 1965 jeepster alot more rare does not run but come with an extra motor and for the most part besides needing a top and body work is pretty solid as well. I would 3900.00 for that one. These are an older version of a Jeep cj or Jeep Wrangler unlimited. Really cool and worth big money once they are restored. I will sell the pair for 6000.00 cash no less just make them go away. Please no low ball offers”

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1946 CJ-2A Center Conway, NH $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller wants this gone before winter.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/650554609176610/

“46 willys jeep for parts Also have another rotted out frame/ drivetrain and body parts to go with it. In total : 4 axles, 2 trans, 2 engines, 2 tcases. Extra rims tires etc. The more parts one not pictured is column shift, somewhat rare Make an offer can load on your trailer. I want them gone before winter”

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1950 CJ-3A Titusville, NJ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4078213955529169/

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ-3a. Has title, does not run, needs full restoration. Is complete. Great project and cool looking Jeep. Sold as is. Make me an offer”

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Year? GPW? Griswold, CT No Price

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

I think those are GPW tool lids.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/322570722405720/

“Jeep Willys — Great Parts Vehicle — Best Offer Message me your best offer for the entire vehicle! Seller will respond in 24 hours and will be comparing offers. Acquired in a property purchase. Stored out in the woods for at least 20 years! What you see is what you get! Located in Griswold. Cross-posted.”

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1958 & 1962 FC-170s Yucca Valley, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Both for $9000. Each has a title. The’ve been stored in the desert since 1992.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/350688452731769/

“Located in Landers, CA 2 Jeep Willys FC170 for sale as a package deal – $9,000 OBO for both 1962 Jeep Willy FC170 – red one 1958 Jeep Willy FC170 – green one Clean titles! These are a rare find. I am looking for the right buyer who can restore these gems and get them back on the road. They have been stored outdoors in the hi desert since at least 1992. They do not run, and there are only 4 tires total for both cars. Please do not ask to buy only 1 Jeep. I am selling both together as a package. Buyer responsible for pick up and tow away. Additional items included: 2 additional seat frames, warn accessory winch.”

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1963 FJ-3 Campbell, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: Still Available.

Jamie’s selling this FJ-3A. It does not run. Email him for more info: jamiebritton3 @ gmail.com (remove spaces around the @).

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Year? CJ-3A Plainfield, CT $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

May have some parts value, but pretty rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/652215139061343

“Good hood windshield and grill. Does not run don’t know exact year has 4 cylinder flathead will part out I have 3 more”

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Year? Flattie Yuma, AZ $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/09/2020) Need more pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/305144494175384/

“Good Jeep cash only”

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1949 CJ-3A Cedar Hills, UT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Has an old school paint job and a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/949830188845838/

“Jeep willy’s hasn’t been started for years the tires are weathered cracked. Hard top and a bikini top also a soft top which isn’t in that great of shape.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Santa Fe, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Price dropped to $5500. Now includes a tool box full of tools and a blast cabinet.

Includes extra parts, too. This combo could be worth a look.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-fe-willys-jeep-matco-tools/7187252632.html

“Two Willys jeeps one title. One runs and drives great Has a straight 6 cylinder and other upgrades . $8000 for both and most all parts Cash AS IS.”

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Willys-Overland Equipment Book

• CATEGORIES: Features

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On Friday I received a Willys-Overland Equipment Book binder that I won on eBay. The book contained a few surprises, such as a 4-page Monroe brochure and a number of early Newgren brochures that rarely hit eBay. The main part of the binder, a collection of 1947 equipment brochures, appears to be as complete as I’ve seen. In addition, at the back of the book, are second-supplement 10-1-1949 brochures that are either updated versions or new brochures. It is so packed with brochures that I will need to remove some to make sure none get damaged. I ended up pay $128.50 and that proved to be a good value.

The biggest surprise was the inclusion of a note from the seller, Nancy, mentioning how this booklet came from her father. The note was thoughtful enough that I reached out to learn more about him.

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I learned that Richard H. Malone was from Westport Island, Maine. He received his bachelors at the University of Pennsylvania, then served in Vietnam. After the war, he raced cars and motorcycles. He and his wife were so passionate about motorcycles that they owned Honda dealerships in Brunswick and in Portland, Maine. They were also both passionate about jeeps, owning jeeps from Willys to modern jeeps and all models in-between. Before her death, Nancy’s mother sold a “panel-sided” jeep, which I’d guess was a Willys Delivery Sedan, under the condition that the new owner had to have a garage for it! Nancy still has her mother’s 2001 Grand Cherokee.

So, as the temporary custodian for this binder, I’ll add a note to it about it belonging to Richard H. Malone, as he deserves credit for preserving this history for us.

A few pics from the book:

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Body Extensions For Early 1/4 Ton Jeeps

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

UPDATE: This DENCO body extension brochure appeared as part of the 10/01/1949 Second Supplement of the Willys-Overland Equipment Book brochures. 

Interestingly, the 1948 First Supplement of brochures showed a Newgren collapsible body extension (see a few brochures down or click here) very similar (identical?) to this 1949 DENCO Body Extension brochure. Both extensions offer 7 cubic feet of space and note that a spare tire can be mounted to the side. They also both seem to have the same style of stabilizer bar that connects to the PTO bar. I wonder if Newgren sold this design to Denco in late 1948 or early 1949?

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UPDATE 04/28/2020: Someone in Georgia is selling newly built beds.

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Originally published in 2016: This may come as a surprise (not) that early jeeps weren’t known for their vast amounts of space. We’ve all seen military photos showing jeeps packed full of stuff, like this SAS desert fighter:

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When the war ended and CJ-2As were introduced, a couple companies recognized the need for more room and solved the problem by creating add-on bed extensions (also known as bed extenders and body extensions). These bolted to the back and, usually, had supports that dropped to the PTO bar to help support the extra weight. Then, the tailgate was fixed to the very rear of the extension. The goal of this post is an effort to identify the different companies and their products.

As early as August and September of 1946, two different patents were filed, both by the same people.I have been unable to discover if that first patent model was ever built, but the second one has two sides that fold down similar to the Newgren (shown in #2).

Various Bed Extensions identified so far:

  1. Porter Reed Bed Extension: One of the earliest known bed extensions was produced by Porter & Reed. It was marked along with a half top, creating a truck out of a jeep.
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  2. Newgren Bed Extensions: The Newgren Company also entered the bed extension field in the later 1940s with two different versions. The first was their standard bed extension:1947-special-equipment-newgren-body-extension2
    The second model Newgren offered was a collapsable version.
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  3. S & B Corporation’s Jeep Panel Body: About the same time Newgren and Porter & Reed introduced their extensions, the S & B Corporation made their own spin on adding more room by selling a kit that converted the jeep into a panel van.
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  4. Koenig Bed Extensions: By 1955, Koenig had entered the market. Whether the company designed their own or bought out one of their competitors isn’t know (to me), but Koenig sold the extensions for at least a decade. This first ad is from 1955, the second from 1960, and the third from the mid-1960s.
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    1966-koenig-hardtops-brochure4-extendedHere is an example of a Koenig data plate:
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  5. Wall & Borg Bed Extender: In the 1960s, a Lake Tahoe, California, company called Wahl & Borg introduced a unique bed extension. Rather than bolt on to the rear of the jeep, theirs slid out.
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There have been a number of bed extensions that have resold over the last ten years on Craigslist and eBay, some attached to jeeps and some by themselves. I have found it difficult to distinguish between them, never having owned or seen that many up close. You can see all the ones documents thus far on eWillys: http://www.ewillys.com/tag/bed-extension/

Derek Redmond also has some excellent information on extensions over at the CJ-3B Page. https://cj3b.info/Tech/BodyExtension.html

 
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1943 Article on Jeep Jumping

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I was surprised to see that this June 24, 1943, article from the Colfax County Call out of Schulter, Nebraska, preceded Dick Ryan’s traveling jeep rodeo where jeeping jumping was also performed. This article appeared in multiple Nebraska newspapers in June of 1943.

Shown in this photo is Robert H. Storz, who is in the jeep, while watching is Lt. Col. Scruby. I can’t tell if Storz is a passenger or the photo is reversed. It looks to me that Storz may be a passenger, based solely on the placement of the tie-rods. But then, who is the driver?

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Who was the driver if not Storz? I’m not quite sure, other than according to the article the driver was a former member of Jimmy Lynch’s Death Dodge drivers. Jimmy Lynch’s Death Dodge drivers performed car stunts at fairs and other events prior to WWII.

According to Youtube, “Lynch’s shows for Dodge served to advertise the many advanced design features that made the 1939 Plymouth his choice to survive the severe abuse inflicted on the cars in those performances, including the famous “Roll of Death” in which the car did a full roll over the roof. Lynch would remain loyal to the Chrysler Corporation throughout his career as a daredevil as can be seen in this very entertaining film.”

You can see Jimmy himself in this short video (to see the car stunts go straight to the 7:15 mark).

There are more video examples of Jimmy and hit Dodge exploits on youtube.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Buelah, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This was listed last year. Now priced at $5000.

That looks to be a Worman Jee Cab.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/d/beulah-1948-cj2a-barn-find-fun-to-drive/7195150604.html OR http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale20/adm173/adm173.html

“1948 CJ2a Barn Find Fun to drive!
Clear Title
Runs and Drives well, transmission and transfercase very good shift well, front axle joints smooth, generator charges battery, rebuilt master cylinder, brakes fair, rebuilt carb,
new: starter, points, condenser, coil, fuel pump,
gas tank probably replaced
Engine all original, except: 12v conversion, fuel pump, starter,
Body in great shape, very little rust (right side hat channels)
Has hard top
Oil pressure 40psi cold, 20psi hot
Gauges all work
Fuel level sender not working”

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1951 CJ-3A Forsyth, MT $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Lots of updates.

https://montana.craigslist.org/cto/d/colstrip-1951-willys-cj-3a-flatfender/7192657054.html

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“1951 Willys CJ-3A
4.3 Vortec V6
4L60E 4 speed auto
NP233 electronic shift Tcase with fixed yoke front and rear
Modified S10 frame
All steel body
Ramsey 9k winch
Tom Woods CV driveshafts
16” Sway-away coilovers with 3 Link front suspension
Old Man Emu Spring over rear with revolver shackles
HP44 front and rear w/dana 50 carriers, 5.38 gears, air lockers, Mark Williams rear shafts, CTM front joints, High steer arm
Odyssey battery
B&M shifter
38” Mickey Thompson tires on OMF bead lock wheels
Custom full gas windshield and fuel filler door
4wd magazine featured flat fender
Bikini and Full Top with doors
Lots of time and $$ invested, selling as it does not get used anymore.”

 
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1948 Truck Andrews, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This might make a good restore or drive as is. Looks straight and appears to lack rust.

https://odessa.craigslist.org/pts/d/andrews-48-willys/7193936590.html

“1948 willys truck 1 of 2000 2 wheel drives built flathead 4 cylinder will start but needs carb tires and brakes parked since 84 no title”

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