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1942 GPW? Athol, ID $5000

• CATEGORIES: MB

This is listed a GPW, but appears to have MB tool box lids. For some reason, this is listed in the Topeka, Kansas, Craigslist. Unclear if it is a scam (price seems pretty good) or some odd Craigslist issue. Or, maybe the seller travels (or moving) to Kansas.

ttps://willysforsale.com/ads/1942-ford-gpw-9/

“Good restore starter. Everything works excellent. Starts right up.”

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1953 Article on the Hemet-Borrego Jeep Cavalcade

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

This April 21, 1953, article in the News-Pilot out of San Pedro, California, gives some background on the Annual Jeep Cavalcade trip to Borrego, California. The group totaled 175 jeeps and 600 hundred people.

The article’s author makes a pretty blatant plug for the vehicle one of the reporters was driving, noting that the “powerful new Chrysler Sedan provided by Kroll Motors handled with ease and driving comfort that are characteristic of Chrysler engineer.” (insert eye-rolling emoji here) ….

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2020 FC Jamboree Still on Track to Be Held Sept 11-12

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

We are a month away from the FC Jamboree. Dan still plans to hold this year’s FC Jamboree at his place Lake Mills, Iowa. The theme is “sick” FCs; some dark humor for some these pandemic-days.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1003832893384124/

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1951 Photo of a Young Korean Girl in a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Sounds like this young lady was a handful!

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“This is an original press photo. Boyle, Hal (Correspondent). Tiny Shinn Chung Sook, better known as “Snooky,” looks bewildered as she sits in a jeep in the Seoul area with Associated Press correspondents Hal Boyle (foreground) and Bill Waugh (right), two of the American newsmen who adopted her. In left background is Snooky’s real uncle, Bill Shinn, Korean reporter for the Associated Press. Waugh, designated as the child’s official godfather, gave Boyle the assignment of escorting her to safety in Taegu. Waiting at latter city for Snooky, who had twice before disappeared, was her real father. Photo measures 8.75 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated 1-3-1951.”

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1961 CJ-5 Fresno, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) Looks like a good price for a Fresno-modified CJ-5 with a Muller top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/274518483875493

“WILLYS CJ5 61 CUSTOMIZED IN 65 283V8 3SPEED OVERDRIVE ENGINE FRESH REBUILT NEW BRAKES DANA 44 REAREND CUSTOM FUEL TANKS MUELLER TOP INSIDE CLEAN TIRES GOOD RADIO WORKS WILL CONSIDER PART TRADE”

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1950 CJ-3A Formerly Eddie Arnold’s Tazewell, TN $29,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

I you are an Eddie Arnold fan, this jeep might appeal to you. It appears to be a thorough rebuild, there have been a few updates, such as the brakes, 12 volts, radiator, and more.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/tazewell-1950-willys-cj3a-eddie-arnolds/7171412391.html

“This cj3a has been fully restored. Every part has been addressed. Engine, Transmission, Transfer case, Front axle, Rear axle all have been rebuilt, All the rust in the body has been cut out and replaced, the body has been striped to bare metal, primed and repainted. The frame has been striped all cracks welded and some reinforcement added.

Many new parts including springs, hangers, rebuilt steering box and all the steering parts rebuilt or replaced. 11″ brakes on all four wheels, all new or rebuilt. All the gauges have been rebuilt. A brand new wiring harness has been installed and now it’s 12 volt. Turn signals have been added. The transmission has had an overdrive unit installed. The brake and clutch pedal have been rebuilt. The seats have all new springs and upholstery. This is as a brand new jeep.

This Jeep was bought new by country western music star and member of the Grand ol’ Opry, Eddie Arnold. He used this jeep on his farm for 30 years. I have loads of documentation, letters, titles, pictures and several signatures, he even signed the repair manual.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pompton Plains, NJ $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks in good shape.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/pompton-plains-willys-cj2a-1946/7171241587.html

“Stored indoors for most of its life this 74 year old Willys is in mostly original condition. Floors, body and frame are all solid. The original flathead 4 runs strong, does not burn any oil and does not overheat. Military style tires are in good condition and the 4 wheel drive works as it should. The winch is also functional. The Willys was repainted sometime in the 1960’s. As shown in the first picture a rollbar and vinyl top with doors will come with the Willys along with additional parts. This Willys was always a Civilian Jeep (CJ) and was never a military vehicle. It has been in many parades and is always a favorite.”

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1948 CJ-2A Livonia, MI $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/10/2020) Nice jeep with a replacement body and a few safety features.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509675806521080/

“I have been over this Jeep and fixed or replaced everything that was wrong with it. I rebuilt the motor starting with a brand new block and everything bolted to it is either new or restored. It was going to live at our family cabin and be used for fishing and canoeing but then Jeep came out with the Gladiator and I just don’t need two Jeeps.”

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1944 MB Williamsburg, OH $23,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB • TAGS: , .

This MB was restored by the seller’s father who served in Japan. If you live near Williamsburg or are/were an MVPA member, you may have seen it in local parades.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/williamsburg-1944-willys-ww-ii-army/7161258899.html

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“1944 restored Willy’s Army Jeep. My late WWII Veteran Father purchased this restored Jeep in 2000 from a Gentleman in Louisville KY. My Dad drove one like it in Japan during the War. He used this one for local parades.
He had a stroke in 2008, and I became his driver for the events. He just passed this April at 94. It needs to go to someone who can appreciate it and use it like my Father did. Selling to help settle his Estate.

New Tires put on 10/2017 Coker 6.00-16 Military Tires
All oils changed two years ago. We only did about two Parades a year, dependent on the weather. Last parade we did was in 2019.

Everything works at it should. Very low maintenance vehicle.

Was stored in my climate controlled drive-in basement.”

 
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Willys Dump Bed Parts Covington, GA $1050

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Given the dual pistons, this might be a Garwood model, but I couldn’t say for sure. Unclear what the value is or what it would take to restore it.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/pts/d/mansfield-willys-dump-bed-unit/7165964402.html

Original dump unit from a 1960 Willys Jeep. Complete unit with tank and pump. Could be used to turn virtually anything into a dump bed.

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L-134 Engine Lincoln, NE $200

• CATEGORIES: Parts

This has a supersonic head.

https://lincoln.craigslist.org/pts/d/lincoln-jeep-willys-henry-motor/7173811612.html

“134 cubic inch Willys flat head 4-cylinder motor project. 32,000 miles when pulled from a car years ago due to a knock. Stuck from sitting. Includes most accessories and a 3-speed standard transmission. Same basic motor used in
military and civilian Jeeps as well as 1951-54 Henry Js. Parts still readily available for these. Easily accessible but will need a hoist to load. $200 OBO.”

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CJ-2A Parts Fredericksburg, VA

• CATEGORIES: Parts

No pics provided.

https://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/spotsylvania-willys-cj2a-parts/7158504902.html

“parting out a 48 2a.
including: T-90,T-18, D25, D41, go devil parts, block etc.generators, frame.
also like new cj3a windshield with glass.
fiber glass body tub in very good condition.
many other small parts.
will sell all or part.”

 
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Kemco Flat Fender Hardtop Old Forge, PA $700

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Price is negotiable (need restoration). KEMCO was the transition brand name between Beck and Kelly hardtops.

https://scranton.craigslist.org/pts/d/old-forge-willys-jeep-steel-cab-and/7171080061.html

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“KEMCO all steel cab and doors for flat fender willys jeeps. This top is made by The Kelly Mfg. Co. The top will need to be restored and is sold as is. May be able to deliver for an additional fee. Price is negotiable.”

 
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Former Electric Stainless Flattie Sausalito, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. This is only for the body and parts.

(01/20/2020) The body includes additional parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/539638033394907/

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Here’s what it looks like when was together.

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This is how the chassis looks:

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“Hi I have stainless steel CJ3A body for sale complete including windshield and Omni wipers installed with 12v wiring included. I believe I bought Del@OMC last CJ3A from him in Oregon a few years ago before he passed away (rip).

Del owned the factory in the Philippines where they were made and exported to U.S. Great construction his bodies will probably out-last you and I!:) I built it for a EV prototype for a classics EV startup but all future models will use aluminum body out of Canada BC (stretched ~ 1 foot for more legroom up front) so no longer need this body. It’s just been a demo vehicle max 50 miles on it it’s like new see pics (does has vinyl EV stickers on hood those should heat gun off I haven’t bothered yet don’t have the time))”

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1951 CJ-3A Charlotte, NC $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(08/01/2020) Mark shared this one. Runs, but body is rough.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-reduced-1951-jeep-willys-cj2/7169401859.html

“Rebuilt hurricane motor 4cylinder 1000 miles,new carb,3speed,manual transmission,clear title,this is a project Jeep that can be restored it needs a new tub&frame cleaned up but you got a good motor & transm,now Jeep is good to run around now it just needs tail lights-headlights work, it just depends what you want.i bought it from a family in Weaverville Nc they had it for years road it around the mountains.”

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1950 CJ-3A Plus Other Stuff Castle Creek, NY $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) The principal item is a CJ-3A, but there’s other items here, too.

https://binghamton.craigslist.org/for/d/castle-creek-willys-jeep-lot/7167552318.html

“CJ2 1950 Willy’s Jeep with the following:
. snow plow
. back seat
. original wind shield
. aluminum top
. 16″ bottom land plow with front weight
. complete spare parts jeep
. chassis frame with all running gear
. 10 kw generator powered by willy’s jeep engine

I am the second owner and have had it since 1976. The first owner was my neighbor so I know the complete history. In 1976 I had 90% of the body rebuilt along with an engine overhaul. I used it in the woods so got banged up a little , for years now only for plowing snow. In good mechanical shape burns no oil. Seems this would be a good lot for someone that would refurbish back to original condition or just use as is around your homestead.”

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1957 CJ-6 Pepperell, MA $1950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/31/2020) Setup for a snowplow, but no mention of one accompanying it.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/pts/d/pepperell-1957-willys-cj-6/7171665639.html

“Running -driving -stopping Jeep -has Dauntless V6 great power -4 wheel drive works -frame has been repaired as well as body -seats maybe different .have old Maine registration $2200 serious buyers only thanks that’s the price if it goes this week -drive it up on trailer”

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1944 GPW Thomasville, NC $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500

(02/01/2019) Mike spotted this GPW.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/thomasville-1944-jeep-wrangler-ford-gpw/7173291344.html

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“Here is a 1944 Ford GPW. Hopefully if you are reading this, you know what you are looking at. I bought this sight unseen from a farmer’s estate in Wyoming. It is literally a barn find and had to be removed from the upper part of the barn with a forklift. I had it shipped across the country to NC and it sat for a couple years. I own a private restoration shop and recently got around to looking at what turned out to be a Ford GPW. The vehicle was clearly used on the farm and has had extra holes drilled into the sides and almost looks like they were using it to haul rocks? There are more dents in the tub than rust. The farmer reinforced the front bumper and had brackets for farm implements. It has a tow hitch on the front as well.

The Ford was “hot rodded” out in the 1960s and a Studebaker OHV straight 6 was installed with a T90 transmission. The front axle has Dualmatic locking hubs. From some light research it seems like this engine was made in 1961 and appears to have the original fan belts. I have no idea of the condition of the engine and it is missing the intake. The Goodyear Power Cushion whitewall tires have date codes from the 1960s, which is when the Ford was stored in the barn. It has not been driven in over 50 years. Those 50+ year old tires have tubes in them and still hold air and have tread. The spare appears to be the original “US” marked.

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1946 CJ-2A Horseheads, NY $4400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It doesn’t run, the body is rough, and it has no title.

https://elmira.craigslist.org/cto/d/horseheads-true-barn-find1946-jeep/7169604366.html

“This is got to be one of the coolest thing I have ever owned! Here’s what I know…it came from a barn in Pennsylvania, it has the original motor, frame is SOLID, it is currently not running, and can sit in my garage because it’s that cool! The young man said it sat in the barn on his Grandpas Farm for years and that’s what he learned to drive!
I’m not interested in trades and does not have a title.”

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1948 CJ-2A Greeley, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Aftermarket body or the rear tailgate area has been modified.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/greeley-cj2a-1948-willys-jeep/7173260311.html

“CJ2A1948 Willy’s Jeep has new suspension, leaf springs, shackles, converted to discs brakes, new brake lines throughout, new oil in front and rear axle, new axle bearings front/back and new seat covers.. Along with a 350 buick engine, does start and run..”

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Here’s the Baby-jeep — A Bassinet from Holland

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This unusual brochure shares information about the Baby-jeep, a bassinet available in three colors–blue, ivory, and salmon–that was produced out of Holland. The brochure includes a small, illustrated jeep on the cover. It’s printed on thick paper that makes for a nice brochure, but I’m still not sure why it is call a “Baby-jeep”.

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1953 Post Kaiser-Willys Merger Ads

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

These three Kaiser-Willys ads demonstrate a national campaign ad offering to dealers who wanted to share the news that Kaiser and Willys vehicles were being sold under the same brand. Though the purchase was announced in the spring of 1953, the ad campaign was introduced until the fall of 1953 after the sale was completed (See the June 1953 ad at bottom that introduces a new dealer, but doesn’t mention Kaiser).

The imagery and order of the blocks is interesting. Though Kaiser purchased Willys-Overland’s assets, for the extensive network of Willys dealers the experience was the opposite; they were adding Kaiser products to their Willys sales portfolios. I expect this explains why the Kaiser block is pictured being added to the Willys block rather than the other way around.

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This ad was published on November 05, 1953, in The Times out of Shreveport, Louisiana, by Dixie Kaiser-Willys.

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This ad was published on October 08, 1953, in the Birmingham News, out of Birmingham, Alabama, by the Roy Bridges & Co., Inc.

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This ad was published on November 15, 1953, in the Great Falls Tribune, out of Montana, by Robinson Motor Co.

A June 5, 1953, full-page ad out of California introduced Haley Motors, a new “Willys” dealer. Though the merger had been announced, it wasn’t finalized until the fall of 1953; this likely explains why there was no mention of Kaiser in this ad.

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Reprint Photo of Medic Jeep in France & A Brazilian Medic Jeep model

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models, Old Images

Steve shared this photo. Though it is an undated reprint, it’s one I hadn’t seen. The photo is only 5″x5″. I’m surprised it isn’t reproduced as a 8″x10″ photo.

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“This is a nice reproduction of an original World War Two photo showing US soldiers in a Jeep reading a sign prepared by French citizens expressing gratitude for the liberation of France from the Nazi’s. Great photo! Size of photo is about 5″ x 5″.”

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The photo above sent me on a quest to find another example of a medic/ambulance jeep with a cross painted onto the grille. I finally found one on a model, one built to replicate a Brazilian Expeditionary Force jeep ambulance from 1944 Italy. The author of the post did a good job retelling the history of the jeep (and didn’t fall for some of the incorrect history on the internet).

http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2013/04/jeep-14-ton-4×4-ambulance-brazilian.html

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This illustration is one of the inspirations for the model.

 
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Battery Powered Toy Jeep Lexington, KY $15

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

If it still works, it seems like a good price. I believe it is a rare Andy Gard G I remote control jeep. If it was near me, I’d scoop it up.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/clt/d/lexington-vintage-1950s-battery/7167575778.html

“I’m selling this Vintage 1950s Battery Operated Army Jeep 6 inch long asking $15”

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3 CJ-5s West Edmonton, NY $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

The green CJ-5 runs and has the KW 0-10 early speedo.

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/for/d/west-edmeston-willys-jeeps/7172660074.html

“Willy’s Jeeps, 3 Willy’s, complete Jeeps, the green one is a 1955: runs and drives with 11,000 original miles, needs brake work but very solid frame and body motor and tranny. The other 2 ran when parked in a barn over 30 years ago and about a pickup truck full of extra parts to go with them. Asking $5500 for everything, I do not want to separate them, everything goes. I know just the green one is worth what I am asking for everything so no low ball offers and no trades”

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