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No Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: News

I’m taking the day off. Updates resume Monday!

 
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Gladiator/Wagoneer Cuff Links & Tie Clasp on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s an unusual item: Gladiator/Wagoneer Cuff Links and Tie Clip. The price is $25.

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Mechanix Illustrated Magazine: Jiving up the Jeep, Articles 1-4

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Steve obtained copies of article #2, so now this list is complete!

Nine years ago there was a post about “Jivin up the Jeep”, which referenced a series of articles in Mechanix Illustrated Magazine. At that time, I could only locate articles #3 and #4. Steve Zamell just shared the earliest of the four with me (Thanks!). And, I found a poor image of article #2 So, below you’ll find information about all four articles.

According to the information on this Modern Mechanic Post, the October and November 1946 issues of Modern Mechanic magazine each included an article titled “Jivin up the Jeep” that shares various modifications. Those articles were a big hit across the US, as readers from all over sent in follow up suggestions and ideas. That led to an additional two articles, one in April of 1947 and one in November of 1947. I’ve shown the pictorial portions of the articles below. There’s additional content on the 1947 links.

From October 1946 Part I – A few Jeep ideas:
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From November 1946 Part II – I just bought a cheap issue of this magazine. I’ll update these poor pics found on a current  eBay ad once I receive my copy of the magazine. Looks like this article covers the creation of a custom hardtop:

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From April 1947: Custom Tops

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Early 1960s? Mobil Motion Picture Unit Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Documents, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

This is an unusual book. But, the starting price of $279 surprises me.

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“Offered is a Very Rare 1960’s Kaiser Jeep Instruction Manual for a “Mobil Motion Picture Unit” Marked Model 6-230 4WD-EC ,, Contract 1A-10123 on the cover and on the inside it specifies “Governor Model GC 1496”.

This manual and several others I have listed are from the estate of a Longtime Kaiser Jeep executive. This manual is NOS and was stored in a filing cabinet for many years,,, it is crisp and clean but dose have a little discoloring on the edge ( see photo) nothing major or distracting.

This Jeep was produced as a self contained film crew vehicle with onboard generator, cameraman’s platform and various ladders, plugs and fixtures to support a motion picture/ military USIA press crews.

Manual is marked “U.S Information Agency” also known as “USIA” these vehicles were used by the Government agency impart to produce Cold War propaganda.

It is an original Kaiser Jeep instruction manual not a reproduction .

It also lists many part numbers , specifications and maintenance requirements specifically for this vehicle.”

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1948 Wagon Red Oak, TX $9475

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Isn’t that a later model body with the flat rear wheel well?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/478416209484368/

“Rare 1948 willys Sedan Delivery 4 x 4 1956 Chevy 265ci V8 engine rebuilt Muncie 4 speed trans Dana 18 transfer case AMC 30 front axle Painless wiring harness Tilt steering column and custom wheel Power Steering Aluminum Rad. Elec fan Dual exhaust. Elec wiper Mickey Thompson 8 hole 5 New XT Commando tires Redone Interior and Glass Needs Paint Good Texas Title Runs and drives good May consider partial trade for really nice newer golf cart or vintage cushman scooter”

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1953 M-38A1 “Swamp Jeep” Lufkin, TX $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Looks like this is setup for swamps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/499298314317176/

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“1953 Willys M38a1 $8000 obo 305 Small block chevy V8 Hood stacks with tractor flaps Dual electric fans Southwest speed steel Bellhousing Center force clutch Hydraulic throwout bearing Advanced Adapters SBC to T3 adapter kit New “Surplus” T3 transmission and Dana 18 Tcase (twin stick) Wilwood hydraulic clutch and dual brake master cylinder pedal assembly Custom driveshafts Spring over suspension lift Rear axle is stretched 4″ back Dana 44 rear axle, 5.38 gears, limited slip Dana 27 front axle, 5.38 gears, limited slip 8.3-24 tractor tires (~39″ tall) 7″ LED headlights Brand new Besttop bikini top Custom front bumper and grill guard ready to bolt a winch on. Yellow top Optima in Barnes4x4 mount. Jeep wrangler Sahara bucket seats 50 cal ammo can center console Was never titled after military duty.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Bristol, RI $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(03/17/2020) Lots of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/662218717860723/

“Rebuilt from the ground up, Dana 44 front and rear w/ disks. Crate Chevy 4.3 Injected Engine. 5 Super Swamper Iroks 36″. Spun Alum fuel tank.
Chevy SM465 Trans. Dana 20 Transfer case with Woods drive shafts. Power steering. Boxed frame. Bluetooth radio. Digital dash. 12v Guy switch panel. Much More”

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1946 CJ-2A Lorena, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Are the bends actually welds on the roll cage?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2250112101951392/

“1946 Willis Jeep make a great ranch vehicle or toy Still has Flathead 4 cylinder Mickey Thompson tires If Interesting just call me [hidden information] Danny 5500.00 obo Will trade for Harley ,4 Wheeler ,cars trucks ..”

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1950 CJ-3A Anza, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has a variety of updates. Needs front axle rebuilt.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2657848851101633/

“1950 Willy’s Jeep. Runs good Buick v6 swap, front axle needs to be rebuilt haven’t had the time to pull the cover off to see what happened. Transfer case and everything else work great. New steering box. Pretty firm on price, may be open to some trades.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1962 CJ-5 Douglasville, GA $4000: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/d/douglasville-1962-willys-jeep-cj5/7096329250.html
  2. 1963 CJ-5 Houston, TX $3000: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1963-willys-jeep-cj5/7098983721.html
  3. 1963 Pagosa Springs, CO $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732051157262512/
  4. 1979 CJ-5 Cheyenne, WY $2200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/841962302967115/
  5. 1957 CJ-5 Alpine, CA $5000: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/alpine-57-willies-jeep/7099978018.html
  6. 1956 CJ-5 Charlotte, MI $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/534970730735470/
  7. 1956 CJ-5 Republic, WA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/292098281794910/
  8. 1956 CJ-5 Daytona Beach, FL $2500: https://daytona.craigslist.org/pts/d/palm-coast-1956-jeep-willys-project/7101480835.html
  9. 1961 CJ-5 Prestonburg, KY $500: https://eastky.craigslist.org/pts/d/prestonsburg-61-jeep/7101436498.html
  10. 1964 CJ-5 Asheville, NC $3500: https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/dearing-1964-jeep-cj3b/7101385588.html
  11. Year? CJ-5 Yreka, CA $1000: https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/weed-willys-jeep/7098985419.html
  12. 1970 CJ-5 Marlin, TX $5000: https://waco.craigslist.org/cto/d/marlin-1970-jeep-cj5/7099996140.html
  13. 1958 CJ-5 Thornton, CO $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/656849808398458/
  14. 1960 CJ-5 Richland Springs, TX $2800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1657471084393258/
  15. 1960 CJ-5 Killeen, TX $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/187426645657883/
  16. 1972 CJ-5 El Paso, TX $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2751512228193564/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Purcellville, VA $12,500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2475351219380640/
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Madisonville, KY $5800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/626726018179588/
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Vincennes, IN $2600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/723479958185680/
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Charlotte, NC $11,900: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/ctd/d/statesville-1952-jeep-willys-m38-parade/7096217721.html
  5. 1952 M-38A1 Murfreesboro, TN $1900: https://nashville.craigslist.org/ctd/d/murfreesboro-1952-willys-jeep-4×4/7101706708.html
  6. 1955 M-38A1 Cincinnati, OH $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2579351612341648/
  7. 1954 M-38A1 Wills Point, TX $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/209597153440731/
  8. 1952 M-38A1 Castle, OK $3100 (has a CJ grille): https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/756691918171364/
  9. 1954 M-38A1 Bullard, TX $5800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1220809651456543/
 
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1956 CJ-5 Quincy, MA $12,999

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , .

It looks like this has a once piece grill/fenders? The fenders have an indentation along each side. Gives the jeep a little different look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/818309225266322/

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“This is a 1956 willys Jeep. Civilian variant of the M38A1 military Jeep. It’s a southern Jeep with a TN title. No mileage on the title because it’s exempt. The cluster has 8k on it. Car starts up runs and drives. Just tuned up with a new carburetor. Tub is steel and is mint with no rust. Frame is also immaculate and had been completely under coated. We have been using it as a beach cruiser. Car has a little Bimini top for the summer. Powered by the original 4cyl. 134cid/70hp 1bbl. Front axle is a Dana 25 and the rear axle is a Dana 44. Tranny is a T90 3 speed. Not trying to field a million questions come look at it. Cash in hand for a ride.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Pearland, TX $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

A “ran when parked” jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/188471252480002/

“1954 willys ran when parked… Texas tittle in hand”

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1947? CJ-2A? Terrell, TX $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be a 3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267258280940748/

“I beleive its a 1947 willies jeep. Missing hood and front fenders. Has both axles, drive shafts, transmission and engine. Engine head is off but comes with. No title”

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1946 CJ-2A Danvers, MA $700

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

As the seller notes, it will need some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/755139051685379/

“Hey guys , I’m selling this Willys cj2a tub , fenders , grill , hood and later willys windshield frame. Tub needs work but definitely can be saved.I have a front floor cowl section to fix the cutout. The only reason I’m selling is , I found a better tub for my project. 700 b/o”

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1948 CJ-2A Sulphur Springs, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2020) The body has some rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/211355150236384/

“Not in a hurry to sell. Just want to see what’s out there. 1948 cj2a with a super sonic flat head ford 4cyl. Positives | Motor doesn’t have very many miles on it – fresh build. Doesn’t smoke, new brakes, new wheels and tires, new seats. – new steering, shocks, springs, transfer case rebuild kit, ready to be installed. Dana rear end, functioning pto 8,000 pound driven winch, Minimal rust. Clear Texas title. Street legal. They don’t make them like this anymore, restored its work 25k Negatives | it’s been Bedlined at some point in the past, 4×4 is currently not functioning (simple fix) Fun around town driver, head turner. Open to trade for a CJ-10 pickup or 80’s k-5 blazer”

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Year? CJ-10 Tug Hamburg, AR $2000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Unclear if it runs or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/689651525113366/

“This is a 2 wheel drive jeep military vehicle the vehicle was used on a Air Force Base they say to pull around heavy Jets it had the straight six diesel two wheel drive automatic transmission might be willing to trade for working mall tractor and bushhog”

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1946 CJ-2A Show Low, AZ $5995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(01/13/2017) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2911645998867399/

“Running condition. Body in good shape. Good tires. Newly rebuilt Transmission. New Brakes. Willing to trade for tractor”

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1962 CJ-6 Lewisville, TX $6750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6750.

(01/04/2020) Has an unusual paint job.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/216230326061839/

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“Hello, I have a 1962 Willy’s CJ6 for sale. This is the long wheelbase jeep of its time. Unlike the CJ5, the tub is much wider and longer on the CJ6. It has the original hurricane L134 engine and stock 3 speed transmission with 4×4 and aftermarket locking hubs. I have owned it about 5 years and it has come a long way since I purchased it. It has new 31x15x12.5 Dick Cepek Extreme country, 2.5 inch wheel spacers, steering stabilizer, re- upholstered seats and added back seat, rebuilt steering column, new clutch, new starter, new alternator, fresh battery, updated fuse panels to bladed fuse instead of old glass fuse, rebuilt carburetor, new seatbelts, new gas tank, KC dual lights, tow bar. It has been registered and street legal for 5 years now with clean title. It used to be classic plates but is regular plates now. I am asking $8,000 obo.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A China, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2020) This is rough and has mods. I am not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/255368218787653/

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“1948 Jeep Cj-2a · Other_body_style · Driven 66,000 miles 1948 CJ-2a title in hand, 226 super hurricane motor high compression high altitude head, t90 transmission, dana 18 transfer case, dana 27 front dana 41 rear it is a PROJECT WILLYS has spring over axle conversion carter carb 12v conversion electric fuel pump hole cut in bed for bw beetle gravity fed fuel tank battery box mounted in cab missing all seats doors and windshield brake lines busted, it did run and drive over 5 years ago is sitting under barn now was my grandfather’s but he got to old to drive it and gave it to me for me and my son to work on it but it’s to much of a project for us right now body is ruff I have the thermostat housing and new thermostat and sleeve the bolts are different sizes on the thermostat housing”

 
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1961 CJ-3B Thoreau, NM $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(03/17/2020) Missing a parking light and windshield wipers at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/585952615330519/

“Clean title working good”
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1948 CJ-2A Project Sulphur Springs, TX $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/05/2020) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/456947944919556/

“1948 Willys CJ2A with Chevy 4.3 V6 -700R4 Transmission Bought in July with the intent on using it as a side x side. No Title but have bill of sale, it became too time consuming and just too much for me to do by myself under a carport with no knowledge of doing an engine swap outside of YouTube videos! It comes with everything I had purchased”

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Kemco Hardtop Brochure

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

A big thanks to Ted Jordan for making and sharing these scans. When Hubart A. Kelly initially purchased the D. L. Beck Manufacturing Company, which produced CJ-2A hardtops, initially the cab company was called Kemco. At the time Beck was still a working partner at the company. This rare four-page brochure was produced at that time. Not too much later, Kemco was officially became the Kelly Manufacturing Company and Kemco disappeared.

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These are the interior two pages.

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This is the Dealer’s Confidential Price list:

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Early Kelly Manufacturing Hardtop Brochure

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

Ted Jordan also shared this early Kelly Manufacturing Hardtop Brochure. Note that the brochure mentions Kemco on the front page, which suggests this was printed shortly after the name was changed to Kelly.

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Spring Reunion Rescheduled for June 19-20, 2020

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

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Bob Christy has announced that the Spring Reunion has been pushed back to June 19-20. Depending on how COVID-19 events unfold, there may be further alterations or even outright cancellation of the event. So, stay tuned!

http://www.willysreunion.com/swr20.htm

“Due to the current COVID-19 Restrictions…

The Spring Reunion is now Re-Scheduled to June 19-20, 2020

I spoke with the hotel and they are working with minimal staff under the current restrictions put in place by the State of Ohio.

The person I spoke to (Frank) was going to move all of the room reservations to the new dates. If you cannot make it to the show on the new dates and need to cancel your room there will be no penalty.

If you have already registered for the show, your registration is still valid, so you need to do nothing.

As of right now, the show will go on as planned, however, state restrictions in place at the time of the show may force us to make decisions on:

Dinner
Guest Speaker
T shirts
outright cancellation

It’s our sincere hope that by June everything will be back to normal and we can hold the show as planned, but of course like everyone else, we will not know that for many more weeks.

On Behalf of everyone that helps to run this show, including Art, Mindy, Jpet, Scott, Kevin, Bill, and myself we wish all of you health and happiness during this time and we hope to see you all soon.

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Pittsburgh, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5300.

Has the square bolt heads on the windshield.

“Solid, one of the very few made runs drives stops everything works ”

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