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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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1950 Commentary on the State of Willys-Overland Management

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old News Articles
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1958 Photo of Arthur Gaeth: Source

Arthur Gaeth had a career that ranged from being a pre-WWII LDS missionary and tour conductor in what is now the Czech Republic/Slovakia, to reporting on displaced citizens in Europe. In 1946, he reported on the Nuremberg trials. In 1947, he provided more details on his life during a Senate hearing where he encouraged the loosening of travel restrictions in Europe. He subsequently had his own radio broadcast and Washington Correspondent for the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1950s he became the “Voice of the Denver Post” and a News Commentator for Denver’s KBTV News.

The reason for the background information on Arthur Gaeth is that In January of 1950 he delivered a scathing review of Willys-Overland’s management, which was printed out in the January 1, 1950, issue of the Arizona Sun. While there’s likely some exaggerations within, it still provides some interesting tidbits, such as Mahoney’s Technical Services, Incorporated, side deal. Also, if the name Empire Securities isn’t familiar to you, I’d suggest reading this 1946 Fortune article.

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1950 Photo of Soldier Sleeping In Rear of Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Not much of the jeep shows in this photo showing a soldier hoping for some sleep in the back of a jeep.

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“1950 Press Photo a soldier sleeps in his jeep while battle rages near Kumchon. This is an original press photo. South Korea — American troops grab their sleep whenever possible in the battle area near Kumchon. Here one soldier sleeps on the back seat of his jeep.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 08-04-1950.”

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Junior Pro 6 Volt Electric Jeep $1200

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

These were built as pedal cars, but optionally included a 6 volt motor upgrade. Some of these were also adapted for kids amusement rides. You can learn more at the CJ-3 page: https://cj3b.info/Toys/RidingToysJuniorPro.html . Not many have come up for sale, so the value is hard to ascertain.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475/permalink/1593770904094125/?sale_post_id=1593770904094125&rt=11

“This is a 1947-57 junior pro products 6 volt electric jeep. JPP used to build carnival rides and then built these as pedal cars and later on optioned them with 6v power. Very rare jeep. Not a lot of info on these and not very many like this one were sold. This one came from a cushman dealership in Altoona PA. It had never been sold and was still being stored since the 50s. I’m offering it up for sale for $1200 OBO. The motor still works in forward and reverse. The tires have flat spots on them and it’s missing the v-belt for the motor and the hood. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Thanks the price is shipped within the United States.”

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1962 CJ-3B Brush Fire Jeep @ Gov Deals Auction

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

Joel alerted me to this auction at GovDeals.com.The auction ends 04/08/2020. The jeep is located in Northeast Ohio. It’s listed in two spots as a 1962 and one spot as a 1963.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=20&acctid=13812

“1963 Willy’s Jeep CJ3-B Brush Truck. This truck is a one owner and has served as a grass fighter ever since new. Jeep starts and runs perfectly. Emergency lights and siren will stay. The radio will be county removed. 50 gallon water tank. (2) 3/4″ booster lines. Winch works. 4×4 works. Tires in great shape. Mileage is believed to be accurate. Vehicle serviced regularly.”

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1973 CJ-5 Brush Fire Jeep @ Gov Deals Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Joel alerted me to this auction at GovDeals.com. It is incorrectly listed as a CJ-6. The auction ends 04/08/2020. The jeep is located in Northeast Ohio.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=21&acctid=13812

“1973 Jeep Brush Truck. This truck is a one owner and has served as a grass fighter ever since new. Jeep starts and runs perfectly. Emergency lights and siren will stay. The radio will be county removed. 50 gallon water tank. (2) 3/4″ booster lines. Winch works. 4×4 works. Tires in great shape. Mileage is believed to be accurate. Vehicle serviced regularly.”

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1946 CJ-2A Des Moines, IA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/513894049463810/

“Located in Des Moines, IA. May require some maintenance, the body does have a few rust spots.”

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1962 CJ-3B Omaha, NE $14,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Looks in good condition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/220221402370441/

“Fun, 62 Jeep Willy. 289 engine, manual trans with overdrive.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rienzi, MS $3150

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Doesn’t run at the moment. Might have a modified Porter & Reed half top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2600564296890036/

“This old Jeep has been sitting in my garage for many years. I don’t know if it will run, but it has minimal rust and the tires will hold air. It is In practically the same shape as it was when my late husband purchased it about 35 years ago. It could be restored. It has never been wrecked or in an accident since my late husband acquired it. Since it is 1948 model it is BOS only.”

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1956 Wagon Garland, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Harley Davidson themed wagon.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/141595620556163/

“I have a 1956 willys that’s all custom.. It’s got a 302 ford , automatic, a/c, heat, power steering , power brakes, tilt and more. I’m asking $7000 for it. My name is Shannon and my number is [hidden information] give me a call. Will consider trades for”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1962 CJ-5 Lunenburg, MA $3400: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1137500113248258/
  2. 1963 CJ-5 Monroe, NY $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/679376222819415/
  3. 1970 CJ-5 Pacific Beach, CA $3500: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/san-diego-1970-willys-cj5-jeep-fire-sale/7088692101.html
  4. 1958 CJ-5 Concho, AZ $2000: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/bar/d/antique-58-cj5-for-sale-or-trade/7068502970.html
  5. 1955 CJ-5 Tahoe City, CA $4900: https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/tahoe-city-1955-willys-cj5/7096905216.html
  6. 1961 CJ-5 Sutton, NH No Price: https://nh.craigslist.org/bar/d/south-sutton-61-willys-cj5-plow/7097390659.html
  7. 1960 CJ-5 Napa County, CA $3800: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/napa-jeep-vintage-willys-cj-hunting/7096317812.html
  8. 1965 CJ-5 Beaumont, CA $3800: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/beaumont-1965-jeep-4×4/7086102799.html
  9. 1956 CJ-5 Glendora, AZ $4700: https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/glendora-willys/7088689388.html
  10. 1957 Cj-5 Whitehall, MT $6495: https://billings.craigslist.org/bar/d/whitehall-trade-1957-jeep-willys/7096078203.html
  11. 1955 CJ-5 Cuero, TX $5000: https://victoriatx.craigslist.org/snw/d/cuero-1955-willys-jeep/7084643218.html
  12. Year? CJ-5 Longwood, FL $2500: https://orlando.craigslist.org/pts/d/longwood-1951-willys-jeep/7083898599.html
  13. 1962 CJ-5 Hudson, NY $750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/794820301025781/
  14. 1966 CJ-5 Coopersburg, PA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198712164726948/
  15. 1972 CJ-5 Clearwater, KS $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212141370139555/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Moses Lake, WA $2900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/142951950428227/
  2. 1962 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $2300: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/phoenix-1962-jeep-willys/7096760153.html
  3. Year? M-38A1 Felton, PA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/195353571798107/
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Somerset, PA $3495: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409337379781285/
  5. 1954 M-38A1 Auburn, AL $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/223056675753442/
 
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Year? FC-150 Pleasant Hill, MO $3599

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/533814103838823/

“1950s Jeep pickup has vin doesn’t run or drive transmission in it No title but can get on for $1k extra Have cleaned it up & pulled it out since pictures. Let me know if you want to buy it do not try to haggle down – will let it sit”

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1951 M-38 Albion, NY $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Runs?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1475437489300677/

“1951 Jeep M38 with original waterproof 4 cyclinder engine. Keep is complete. Also have a brand new steel tub and fenders that go with it. Rare Jeep, only made 2 years.”

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Year? CJ-3B/GPW Mix Newnan, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, GPW (Ford MB), Last Ride

This appears to be a CJ-3b with the rear of a GPW attached.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2531789340429970/

“Vintage 48-53 Willys Jeep CJ. Barn find. Original drivetrain (F134 Hurricane engine, T90 transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 25 front, Dana 44 rearend). Custom pusher, rollcage. Converted to 12 volt system. Brought it home as a project but wife is not cool with her car left out in the rain while the jeep is in the garage. I have not tried to start it yet as I only have weekends to tinker with it. The only thing I’ve had time to do is clean out the debris and do some research on Willys. Great rare find with lots of potential for the right person. $1500. Not interested in any trades at this time.”

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1958 CJ-6 Columbia, LA $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1116111462081937/

“1958 Keiser Willys cj6 jeep. Hurricane engine, transmission complete. Does not run. President red code 78, Model #57748. Only 1,214 units made in 1958.”

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1946 CJ-2A Torrington, CT $12,000?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has had some body and fender work. Unclear how much of a project it still is?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1700276353445277/

“1946 willys jeep motor resleaved and rebuilt body solid breaks redone stored serious inquires only better pics to come great barn find, nice project”

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1947 CJ-2A Waterford, PA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. It appears this has been painted. It also has new plates. 

(10/08/2019) Missing steps, drain holes and a rear tailgate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517352342310930/

“1947 willys Jeep. Excellent condition. ”

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1947 CJ-2A Irving, TX $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/29/2019) Has a unique look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2665784703649113/

“I have a 1947 Willy’s Jeep cj2a 3 speed, 4×4. That has been in my family since 1947. It was my great grandpas, he used it on his farm in east tx. It sat in a barn for roughly 40 yrs until my grandpa restored it. It has been garage kept since then. After my grandpa passed away several years ago my mom got the Jeep and she gave it to me. I have no place to keep it besides in my back yard. It runs and drives, and attracts everybodys attention. I know it’s worth a decent amount of money, I’ve done my research. Im asking $8k or best offer or I’m considering trades just let me know what you have the worst I can say is no thanks.”

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1953 CJ-3B Round Pond, ME $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2019) Body is rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2747759288609330/

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“Straight from an island off the coast is a 1954 Willy’Jeep. Desirable CJ3B model. Partially restored; body rough, but frame and drivetrain solid. Many new parts added to frame and motor. Bag of new parts and manual goes with it. Understanding is that it was stored in a sealed barn for last 10 years when it was put in deep storage. It ran prior to being placed into deep storage and was stored in the proper manner for doing so.”

 

 
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1948 Report On The Universal ‘Jeep’ in Conservation

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Here’s the 1948 1948 Report On The Universal ‘Jeep’ in Conservation I mentioned last week. At twenty-three pages, it’s larger than I expected with lots of photos. All but three of the photos were taken at the Rio Grande College Farm in Ohio (see last page for more info).

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