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1953 CJ-3B Hopatcong, NJ $3200

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/22/2020) This has an unusual half-top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/594165151133219/

“This is a 1953 Jeep Willys Runs good Used on private property to plow snow Never registered Needs brakes Lots of new parts and maintenance”

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1947 CJ-2A Wesson, MS $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Now on eBay for $1000 (listed locally at $700).

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“1947 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep, extra frame transfer case and transmission. Condition is For parts or not working. Local pickup only.

For parts.

Has a title.

Turned engine a few inches with a pry bay through the starter hole.

Some parts missing.

Has some extra parts including an extra frame, rear end, 3 tire/wheels, a transmission and an extra transfer case.

Please look closely at pictures.

The frame under the body looks nice to me.

Good aluminum gas tank.”

 
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1962 CJ-3B w/Monroe Lift Harrisonburg, VA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Has a solid looking Kelly hardtop and a Monroe Lift.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/194482188526617/

“Selling for a friend: 62 or 63(old title its a bit confusing) Tallhood Willys, with a 283 Chevrolet V8, JC Whitney bell housing adapter, half cab and three point hitch system. Comes with a snowblade. It does have rust, but it’s not a basket case. Hasn’t run in years, but it turned over briefly before the starter shat its pants. I might look about getting it running this weekend. Clean title. Lowballers need not apply, the lift system alone is worth at least grand by itself, and it ain’t eating nothing just sitting there. I ain’t looking to play twenty questions with this thing via messenger, if you’re interested, hit me up, and come look at it, maybe we can work out a deal.” 
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Oglesby CJ-2A **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: SOLD. Joe in Mesa snagged this one.

This Oglesby model is missing the trailer and the windshield. The front bumper is broke as well. But, it’s only $29.99 (with $15 shipping) or less with the Make Offer option. Bidding ends at 4:19PST today.

“Vintage 1950’s Oglesby Cast Aluminum Willy’s Jeep . Condition is Used. Shipping priority need a little dusting has bumper damage on the corners missing windshield has paint loss hub caps little loose but can be fix it rolls great sold as is”

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Bumper Ropes Article on War Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features

Mark shared this article about bumper ropes by Gene Olsen, who also sells ropes he makes through various dealers including Army Jeep Parts.

http://warjeeps.com/articles/BumperRope/WJBumperRopeArticle.html

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Odd Model Jeep Twin Falls, ID Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I can’t imagine there is much value here. I’ve never seen one of these. Looks home made.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1375313335985314/

“Wooden and metal Jeep for sale. I don’t know much about it due to receiving it as a debt payment. I am open to offers.”

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1949 CJ-3A Moses Lake, WA $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Given the updates, this could be a good price. That’s one strange steering wheel.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/531595287759324/

“49 CJ3a. 2.5 iron duke T19 4 speed Dana 18 t-case Dana 30 front Dana 44 rear. 5.38 gears Webber carb. HEI distributor 31″ Toyos. With matching spare. Engine will start with some tinkering. It will drive onto your trailer. It has only gas in it and the carb needs a cleaning.”

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1956 M-38A1 Milton-Freewater, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/195278811769664/

“Mostly all original military”

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1948 CJ-2A Townsend, MT $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Home made hard top? Sure has a rough side (fiberglass?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1066858207030654/

Runs. “New Tires, New Gas Tank, New front Glass and new battery. This jeep starts. Manual Transmission”

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1946 CJ-2A Selah, WA $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It’s powered by what I believe is a MerCruiser boat motor (maybe this one?). Custom top? I don’t recognize it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/633277267464993/

“1946 willys jeep runs and drives . Mercury 110 4 cylinder boat motor.3 speed manual transmission. Cash only No Trades.”

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1946 CJ-2A Eaton, CO $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(03/13/2020) Runs. Has some Cutlas Powerlock hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197706038236694/

“1946 Willy’s CJ2A. Mostly original. Runs and drives! New fuel pump and brake master cylinder. The old flat head 4 still fires right up. She’s pretty rough and has some rust but really not too bad for being 74 years old! I intended to do a full restoration but life has gotten in the way and I have to let her go.”

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1953 Wagon Galena, IL $5500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Joe shared this wagon.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/545006726122762/

“Barn Find with out the Barn. Clean wagon engine was ran briefly. it sounded fine. This is a project. does not run and drive. clear title pm for details”

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1952? CJ-2A JeepRod Mountain Home, ID $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(1030/2019) It appears to be a 2A body, give the ignition switch holes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2493158767671587/

“1952 willys jeep / rat rod. Original flat 4 Willy engine transmission, transfer box and rear end. Runs good has new battery. Also have some extra parts. New brake pads wheel seals bearings ect. Custom whiskey barrel seat with suicide doors. Possible partial trade make an offer”

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1953 CJ-3A Salt Lake City, UT $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

There might be some value here depending the extent of rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/881476562292823/

“Selling my grandpas 1951 willys cj3a. Has typical rust, but would make a great project! It’s a little ugly with the hood scoop, roll bar, and small tires but would clean up nicely!!! No motor or trans but everything else is there! No title but will be easy to apply for since it hasn’t been registered in many years! Great project or yard decor!”

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FC-Body Pendleton, OR

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Last Ride

This is sitting a junk yard in Pendleton. Not much value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/572348640043817/

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1973 DJ-5C Layton, UT $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1851743655125109/

“Here is our awesome postal Jeep we are selling! It is running and such a fun thing to drive! We put it in a new master cylinder and all four wheel cylinders new tires as well! Has the amc 232 in it! Has been waxed to help lock in the authentic look! A great start to a project! Come check it out!”

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1948 CJ-2A Broomfield, CO $1850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project or parts. Has some rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1067909990237356/

“1946 Willys CJ2A project. Complete minus the original engine. Has the original transmission, factory winch, and clear title. Trade for other projects, old signs, gas pumps or rare bottles of bourbon”

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Year? CJ-3B? Eastern Washington $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

This is listed as a 1952, but has a replacement CJ-3B body. Appears the fire wall has been removed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/731776807314522/

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“Custom Willy’s high hood project. Stretched custom frame,new paint,stainless fenders,9 inch ford 538 gear 44 front. Have everything to put together windshield frame soft top exc. make awsome mud bogger or sand drag. Have Lenco 2 speed with Dana 20 transfer case air shift. Lots parts to go with set up for sbc or bbc. Lost interest my bad ! Trades welcome”

 

 
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CJ-2A/3A Kelly Hardtop Cleveland, OH $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/18/2019) The top appears solid.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/pts/d/brookpark-willys-jeep-kelly-steel-top/7071432772.html

“WILLYS JEEP STEEL TOP WITH DOORS AND REAR GATE, FAIR CONDITION, SEE PICTURES. SHOULD FIT MB GP CJ2, ETC. TEXT”

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1947 CJ-2A Body/ Cage Pasco, WA $300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

This isn’t far from me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/890492814733562/

“Flat fender cj2a. Body. Front grill fenders and hood. Complete tub with dash ,steering column, roll cage. Clear title in my name. There is no frame or running gear $300”

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Stainless Tailgate Walnut Creek, CA $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2020) Appears to have a little wear, but a good price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/walnut-creek-willys-jeep-stanless-steel/7096842831.html

“For sale one stainless steel jeep tailgate for CJ2-CJ5
Measures 36 inches wide by 15 inches high
No logo on tailgate”
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Year? Mitsubishi CJ-3B/J-54 Redding, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/douglas-city-mitsubishi-j3-jeep-diesel/7083831097.html

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“Mitsubishi J3 Diesel RHD Military Jeep.

License built by Mitsubishi. 4 Cylinder diesel from the factory. Built for the Japanese army (and others) from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s.

Restoration project. Has sat for a number of years. Complete and original. Rust in the usual Jeep places (footwell). Frame is straight and solid. Motor currently does not run but turns over with compression…. Being a diesel I am sure it would run if you hooked it up to a fuel tank, not had time to mess with it. Parts are available from a number of suppliers. Even has the original Japanese NDTs still on it……. Very cool and unique Jeep.”

 
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2005 Traveling Jeep Exhibit

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

UPDATE: A reader named Jim actually served on the USS Slater. He spotted this post from 2013 and had some insights into the real history behind the USS Slater jeep:

I was pursuing the many facets of ewillys when I found a page with our jeep (the USS Slater jeep) ! I got a good laugh when I got to the last picture of it (the plaque).

This is why:

First, this is our jeep a number of years ago in a parade.

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Way back when, some “idiot” member of the board thought it would be an idea to auction off the jeep. No one knew what happened to it after that. Then, several years ago I went on a hunt for it. I found it! Where? The Chrysler Traveling Museum”! Apparently, the auction winner had sold it. (to a museum?)

Then, in the picture on eWillys I see on the plaque (last pic below) where it says “This particular vehicle was owned by the US Navy and served on the USS Slater”(during Korea).

Well just to correct their version of history, during the Korean War the Slater had already been given to Greece where she served for the next 45 years in the Hellenic Navy! DE’s (Destroyer Escorts) did not usually have jeeps. because they couldn’t fit them onboard!

My search for the jeep got me to Chrysler and I emailed them. Not that I would expect them to give it back, but…. Then I get this email back:

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The funny thing is all this is happening just months after the posting on your site in October of 2013! I especially like how a so-called “historian” believed how it came to be!

Well, according to this letter they were still touring the country in 2014 (which answers your “where is it now” question from 2013)!

When I am finished with my jeep and she is all lettered up as the USS Slater jeep, I think Chrysler may have a little competition!

Ciao for now,
Jim

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Originally Published 2013:

Joe shot these photos back in May of 2005. He writes, “I visited this DiamlerChrysler Corp. traveling exhibit in Virginia Beach, VA back in 2005, photographed it and posted the story on the G503.com website back then. (when the ewillys.com concept was but a dream for sometime in the future.) I’ve included the link for you to read as background and to share with your readers. I found the follow-up comments by other G503 members the most interesting based on their expert knowledge/experience of the subject.”

Anyone know if they still run the traveling exhibit?

http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=61931

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Kelly Manufacturing Self Locking Hubs

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UPDATE:  This post has been updated with more pics. Also, there is currently a Kelly Hub brochure on eBay.

In May of 1957, DA Ruben L. Beck filed a patent for a new hub design. Beck was a dreamer and like many dreamers, some saw him a genius while others thought him just plain crazy. Beck’s goal was to create a simple, but effective, four-wheel-drive hub.

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Beck had already made an early impact in the jeep world, when he founded D.L. Beck Manfucaturing in Middleport, Ohio, a company that made hardtops (see Beck hardtop history here).

1954-beck-all-steel-cab-brochure1Beck sold his hardtop company to Hubert A. Kelly, in the 1950s but Beck and Kelly remained in contact. The date of the sale, thought once to be 1951, is less clear after this document hit eBay in 2014. It indicates Beck was still selling hardtops in 1954.

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No matter when the sale occurred, Hubert took control. It wasn’t long after the patent filing that Mike Kelly, Hubert Kelly’s descendent, remembered seeing the hubs for the first time. He thought that was about 1958. I asked that he review the patent and Mike sent me the following notes:

“The Kelly Self Locking Hub I knew a was little different than the one pictured in the patent drawing. The housing was larger in diameter and had reliefs milled along the outside to allow clearance for the mounting bolts. The internal parts looked very similar to what I remember. I’m pretty sure the final Kelly product was a Beck design. I don’t recall anyone else working on it.

The hubs were manufactured in Charleston West Virginia. We already had an large machine shop there on Broad St. So moving production from Ohio to West Virgina was only logical. I know the assembling the hubs could be “interesting” if you weren’t watching what you were doing. Putting the internal workings together with the ball bearings being under spring pressure woke up more than one man who wasn’t paying attention.”
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1950 Photo of First Cavalry in South Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This was taken shortly after the start (06/25/195) of the Korean War.

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“1950 Press Photo US patrol jeeps move along the Naktong River dike. This is an original press photo. South Korea — A U.S. patrol jeep moves along the dike of the Naktong River on the lookout for North Korean infiltration. First Cavalry patrols crossed the Naktong to assess damage done by a B-29 attack on Communist positions.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 08-16-1950.”

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