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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, IN $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(11/06/2019) No pics provided.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/d/plymouth-48-willys-cj2a/7100510942.html

“48 willys cj2a, all original, 4cyl, run drives and stops, new gas tank, sending unit, tank straps, brake master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, battery, water pump, plugs, points, condensor, wires, cap, rotor and generator bushings. Have a new set of motor mounts and carb kit needs installed. Body is rough but a good body man could save it”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2019) Has a fiberglass body. Also has an overdrive, but seller notes it does not work.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1946-jeep-cj-2a-willys/7099681978.html

“1946 cj2a, new Dana 41 rear end, new rear axle, new shocks, Buick 225 V6 engine. Runs great top is in excellent condition, perfect for the mountains hunting and fishing. Comes with tow bar and many extras. Fiberglass tub. OD does not work, just standard 3 speed.”

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1955 M-170 Vincennes, IN $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

Could make a good project.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/vincennes-1955-m170-frontline-ambulance/7077972867.html

“Have for sale a 1955 M170 frontline ambulance. Date of delivery 3/55. Has its data plates on the dash that matches the serial number on the passenger wheel well. Still wears its hood numbers. Overall it is in solid shape. Pretty rust free. Floors, toolboxes and the spare wheel well are solid. Even the hat channels are solid which is hard to find. Overall in pretty great shape for its age. Back cross member needs fixed, frame is fine. Included is a section to fix it. Has correct M170 windshield, 4 correct wheels, front and rear sway bars, correct m170 drivers seat and mostly complete top bows. Extra correct tire and wheel is included. Engine is missing distributer and generator — unsure of its condition. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

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1965 M-679 Lake City, FL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

(09/30/2017) Terry is selling this rare M-679 Ambulance. Yes, these do sell for large dollars. You can see how few there are here.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/d/lake-city-jeep-m679-military-ambulance/7085663354.html

“up for sale is my 1965 willys jeep fc 170 ambulance , military designation is m679 24 volt electronics , has an original cerlist diesel engine , it is non running , engine spins over freely , I have never had it running in the approx. 10 years I have owned it , this is a marine corps ambulance , please call as I will not text , if you are a serious buyer call and ask all questions , this price is firm and not negotiable , this truck is extremely rare and does not come up for sale but rarely , im very knowledgeable on this particular variant , hope to find someone that will give this rare bird a new home ,”

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Kaiser’s Hawaii Kai Hydroplane & Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Roger Martin shared a trimmed version of this Hawaii Kai image with me via Facebook. I later discovered the image below on Pinterest. Given the pink color scheme, the name of “Hawaii Kai” (an area on O’ahu developed by Henry Kaiser) and the fact that a matching jeep was pulling the hydroplane, convinced me that Henry Kaiser owned this pair.

However, thanks to information supplied by the hydroplane museum (a place Ann and I visited the museum in 2015), I learned it was actually his son Edgar that owned the combo (Henry had his own fleet of hydroplanes). The Hawaii Kai hydroplane was built for Edgar in 1956. The wagon, by all appearances a slightly modified Jeep Field Ambulance, was being sold at that time as well.

Below is the image I found on Pinterest. Based on the text font, this looks like the image and caption could have been published in a jeep news magazine or a brochure, but I don’t remember seeing any color versions of those documents.

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For comparison, here’s the Jeep Field Ambulance (images are from brochure form W-992-5). Note how the Hawaii Kai wagon has a sloped rear bottom (slopes down toward the wheels), versus the stock flat bottom as seen below from a 1955 brochure. It also looks like the Jeep Field Ambulance has different sized windows on the driver’s and passenger side of the cargo area.

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Vintage Tie Clip Set **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This vintage tie clip set was on eBay. It sold for $32 yesterday (Plus $4.90 shipping).

“Offered is a Vintage Willys Overland Jeep 3 Pc Cufflink & Tie Clip Set … This set is NOS and was part of a lifelong Willys Overland Jeep executive’s estate. It is marked/made by Mercury Industries on the back of the tie clip”

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Engraved, Promotional FC-170 Ashtray **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

This FC-170 “Whirl-away” ashtray, that included the engraved signature of Jim Falvey, sold for $37.60 (plus $13,65 shipping) yesterday. I am not entirely sure, but perhaps Jim Falvey was related to Falvey Motor Sales out of Michigan (same state as the eBay seller is from)?

“Offered is a Rare Dealer Promo Jeep FC170 Forword Control Whirl Away Ashtray . Beautiful “Whirl-Away” ashtray has a divider inside that sweeps the ashes and butts to the back when you turn the bowl part. Has a Jeep FC-170 solid metal truck on top, engraved with the dealers name “Jim Falvey””

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CJ-5 Ashtrays/Plates

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

These ashtray/coaster smoked plates with CJ-5 images sold yesterday on eBay for $50 (plus $8.85 shipping).

“Offered are 4 Vintage Willys Jeep Glass Ashtrays Or Coasters . They are promo items from a longtime Jeep- Willys executive’s estate . Dark smoke colored glass with very detailed kaki green Jeeps enameled on them.”

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1951 Truck Billings, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

Looks nice.

“Ground up restoration. Hurricane F134 engine, complete overhaul. I have all receipts. All new running gear, springs shocks, knuckles, forwheel drives, bearings. New windows and seals, new interior. too much to list. must sell call for more info.”

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1951 CJ-3A Pueblo, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Seller is hoping to trade for a truck. This includes power lock hubs and a bed extension. I’m not sure what the “gentlemen” comment means, but perhaps it’s not so much a gender issue as it is a politeness issue?

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/pueblo-trade-1951-willys-cj3a-for-nice/7101058430.html

“Trade 1951 Willys CJ3A for nice Truck.
51 Willys is 99.9% complete and runs excellent.
This offer is extended to gentlemen only.
If you have a nice girly 4X4 pickup (for my wife) of equal or greater value with a possible cash bump either direction than call me.”

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1947 CJ-2A La Mesa, CA $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is listed at both $8900 and $9000.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/la-mesa-1947-willys-cj-2a/7099848978.html

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“1947, Willys Jeep CJ-2A – has 18,071 original miles-was garaged for 35 years. Jeep is original with 4 cylinder -134 engine, 3 speed manual and 6 volt. The 4wd has front locking hubs, hi/lo transfer case works excellent. Has working heater. Has original back seat with newer upholstery. The Paint is original, as are wheels, minimal rust on this Willys Jeep, was always garaged by original owner. The Brakes were completely replaced-new lines, master cylinder & wheel cylinders; also New clutch.

The transmission and transfer case inspected and resealed, work by professional transmission shop -has 12k warranty on transmission and transfer case. Front and rear axles inspected and resealed, new gear oil. New tune-up and oil change. New gas tank, fuel lines flushed. Brand New shocks and tires. Much invested in this Original Willys. Registered, no smog needed. This Willys runs and drives great. I have extra and new parts for it. Recently laid off, must sell. 8,900.00 or best offer.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like it has potential.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/peoria-1948-willys-cj2a/7098265440.html

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“48 Willy’s.
The good
New radiator
Mostly new brake system
New clutch press plate throw out bearing
New temp gauge
New wiring(key switch etc)
Took tub off frame and welded in new floors and braces
New tires
Lots of small new parts
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1947 CJ-2A Carson, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a rear PTO gear box. Seller will consider offers.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/carson-1947-willys-jeep-cj2/7100767127.html

“1947 Jeep
In good shape . I bought it a few years ago with the intention of doing some off roading but just don’t have the time.
New battery, new exhaust, new master cylinder.
Runs and starts without problem.
Includes a soft top with doors
I need the space. Make me a reasonable offer.
Has a clean Nebraska title.

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1948 CJ-2A Mission Viejo, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Still some bodywork to be done on this jeep.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/mission-viejo-jeep-cj-2-willys-1948/7100320316.html

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“1948 Jeep for sale all paper work in hand with current tags, starts and runs, has all the following done to it.
Engine original side valve four cylinder rebuilt.
Carburretor brand new
Fuel Pump new
Water pump brand new
Starter Motor brand new
Brake Master Cylinder brand new
New Battery
New spring blades on all four wheels
New shocks

Will part with it only if I get $ 5000/- which is what I spent on it .
Paper work all up to date with current tags and a personalised plate for it.
No Low ballers or time wasters please as I am in no rush to sell.

Only needs a little body work and paint job and a new windsheild.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Vail, AZ $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/vail-1947-jeep-willys-cj-3b/7100471461.html

“1947 Jeep willys 4×4 *in need of restoration* with two new rims”

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M-38 Deep Water Fording Kit Las Vegas, NV $250

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Another M-38 Fording Kit for sale (one was just sold out of NY).

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/las-vegas-jeep-38-deep-water-fording-kit/7098544191.html

“Jeep M-38, Military Korean Jeep, new Deep water fording kit still in the original crate after all these years. Some parts may be rusty as these creates are unopened.”

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CJ-3B Parts Laporte, CO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Not sure how much value is here.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/pts/d/fort-collins-willys-cj3b-parts/7100437297.html

“I have whats left of a mid 50’s CJ3B, what you see is what is left. There are a lot of good parts, axles, driveshafts, steering, suspension parts, lots of small stuff also. Prices vary depending on what you want.”

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1958 CJ-3B Fullerton, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(02/19/2020) This may be a former Navy 3B, though the plate has been moved to the inside of engine compartment. The jeep has a variety of updates.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/fullerton-1958-jeep-willys-cj3b/7085409477.html

“this is a jeep that is in real good condition. it has the following new: Windshield & Windshield rubber, Upholstery, Gauges Paint Job, Rims, Tires, all electrical wiring, Crankshaft pulley, Alternator, Starter Solenoid, Thermostat & Housing, Radiator, Brakes, Shocks, Steering control arms, all mirrors, all lights, Water pump, Also good turbo 350 transmission and transfer case ready to bolt in. .. and the motor is a good strong running chevy 283 v-8. Selling do to home purchase out if state.”

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1948 CJ-2A Tucson, AZ $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has updates.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/tro/d/tucson-1948-willys-jeep/7085298939.html

“Selling my 1948 Willys Jeep, to busy to enjoy it. 2nd owner Arizona Jeep, Chevy 350, Muncie 4 speed mated to a Dana 18 with advanced adapter, 11 inch brakes out of a ’72 Bronco, power steering, full best top, no rust, shorty headers, Edelbrock 500, with Edelbrock manifold, full roll cage, less than 1000 miles on the new motor, clean title, new shocks, Ramsey 8000 lb PTO winch, tow bar, Goodyear 33×12.50×15 MTR’s with tons of miles left.”

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1952 Flattie Kingman, AZ $2800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

 UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

Some good 231 parts. The body appears to be a replacement. Looks like there are two roll cages.l

https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/1950s-willys-flatfender-jeep/7100377958.html

“Willys Jeep MB, Buick 3.8 (Needs Overhauled) Kenny Bell Aluminum Intake Manifold, Headers, Turbo 350 Auto, Toyota Transfer Case, Dana 30/35 Front end, Dana 44 Rear end, both have 373 gears with lockers and Disk Brakes, white spoke wheels with roller tires, 2 hoods, 2 different roll cages. Body in Great Condition. Currently all apart, but will put back together as Roller for full $ Offer !! This Is A Project Willys !!! No Title, Bill Of Sale Only.”

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1953 CJ-3A Arvada, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It doesn’t run.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/arvada-1953-willys-jeep/7099863578.html

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1953 CJ-3A Buena Park, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2020) The Yellow jeep is a project. A CJ-2A chassis is also included.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/dearing-willys-jeep/7063723651.html

“Willys Jeep
1953 Willys Jeep Great project
rebuilt 1986 Buick V6 Plus a 1947 jeep chassis with a small block Chevy $4000 obo call for details lots of extras call”

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1954 CJ-3B Camp Verde, AZ $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/23/2020) Has a Gov plate.

https://prescott.craigslist.org/bar/d/camp-verde-1954-cj3b-fs-trade-1200/7092163998.html

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“Health Forces Sale
I have for sale or Trade a 1954 CJ3B (Military)
Needs complete rebuild
has a little rust but basically solid
has a roll bar
the tow bar in the photos don’t fit the Jeep so bring a trailer
It is mostly complete original engine, Transmission and Transfer case
all need to be rebuilt
it was purchased at an auction so it needs a title I have all of the paperwork
but never got around to ordering a title
I have recently became disabled so am forced to sell all of my toys
I’m asking $1,200 cash or $1500 trade value
if you have something you would like to trade send all information along with photos
you can call and leave a message, email or text Michael at 602-nine ten-9740
this is a cash or trade deal only no checks, credit cards or pay-pal and no I don’t need any help selling it
no low ballers you will be wasting my time and yours “

 
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1947 & 1948 Articles about Sam and Julian Kipnis

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This short article in the January 02, 1948, issue of the Arizona Post featured a photo of this father and son team to “prove” they were in WWII together. There time in WWII did not quite go as planned, but you can read that in the article at the bottom. There’s more on Sam’s life, including his time as South Tucson’s mayor, in the book: What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past.

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Here’s the October 03, 1947, story that led to the photo published above …. (note the next to the last paragraph is cutoff in the original article for some reason; only one line shows “Kipnis are trying to forget … “).

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Kelly All-Steel Jeep Cab Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

So … this was on eBay yesterday. I’d patiently waited to purchase it, even setting my alarm clock. However, when the day and time arrived, my phone was away from me charging. Meanwhile, I was distracted researching this book 1000page-plus cook book from 100 years ago (1920 in fact), which I found while doing some ewillys posts yesterday (I was killing time awaiting the eBay auction end).

My supportive wife was very excited when I showed her the book images, as she knows I like a good old cookbook. She started chanting, “buy it, just buy it, buy it” … but no, I couldn’t at that price. After some research, I found a free copy on the Internet Archive, but looking through 1000 pages on the IA just isn’t the same as having the real thing in my hands. Eventually, I found a MUCH less expensive copy through Amazon, which Ann purchased for me as a gift (she’s hoping I’ll cook some food from it).

By the time I returned to this eBay auction, it was exactly 2:15pm, the same time that the auction ended. My timing couldn’t have been any worse.

Oh well, at least I got a cookbook out of the deal! Here are the two images from brochure that were posted to eBay.

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