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Kristi KT-4G Snow Cat Salem, OR $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $20,000.

(08/12/2020) Marty spotted this rare (only one of two according to the seller) Krisit Company KT-4G Snow Cat. It uses a CJ-5 body with a Meyer hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/400469641357791/

“This is 1 of 2 ever produced KT-4G units

Perfect item for a snowcat collector who’s looking for a unique snowcat or a very rare Kristi cat, and Yes… this is a Jeep CJ cab on it, which makes it all that better and more rare – fitting in with your Jeep collection as well.

Running engine when parked few years ago, tracks still got life in them if one wanted to simply get it started and run it for a season or more. Some rust on floor pans, but nothing that cant be quickly fixed/repaired for upcoming seasons use, or put this machine through a proper restoration and make it a museum peace for everyone to envy.

Its very complete with all of the original parts, rest can be easily purchased at most auto-part stores.

Unit is not oversized, thus making it easy to transport and deliver”

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1946 Ad in Alabama for the new ‘Jeep’

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This June 27, 1946, ad by the Little Motor Company in Alabama’s The Baldwin Times Bay  newspaper is one of the better full-page adds that I’ve seen.

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1946 Article About Buying a Jeep in Europe

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

It’s not clear to me who the author of this article is, but he describes the “red tape” he and other must overcome to purchase jeep in Europe.  His story appeared in the May 30, 1946, issue of the Tipton Daily Tribune out of Tipton, Indiana.

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1947 Photo and Caption About Search For American Graves

• CATEGORIES: Old Images

This photo shows a search party from the First Cavalry Division in Tokyo heading out to find graves of American soldiers and POWs. It appeared December 07, 1947, in the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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1946 Opening of Carl’s Motor Company in Wilmington, CA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Well, clearly the exhaustion got the best of me on this post. I thought this was a North Carolina story, when in fact it was a California story.

This November 11, 1946, article in the Wilmington Daily Press Journal highlights the opening of Carl’s Motor Company. I’d love to see an original of that photo.

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1946 Article on Jeeps (& etc) Keeping Docs Busy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article in the April 14, 1946, issue of the Daily Oklahoman, highlighted jeeps, among other issues, with causing injuries in Tokyo.

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June 1946 Surplus Jeep Sales w/ Serial Numbers

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: I’ve added high-resolution examples of each of these articles. You can download the zipped file here: jeep-serial-numbers-sale-in-hawaii.zip

This is a cool find. It announces the first sale of jeeps to veterans in Hawaii for personal use (as well as business). There have got to be a few jeeps still around that originated at this surplus sale. This was published in the June 01, 1946, issue of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald (page 4). I’ve divided up the list into multiple images. At the bottom of this post is a link for the entire clipping.

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FC-150 Outside Bar & Grill in Rawlins, WY

• CATEGORIES: Features

No Updates today, but Ann flew into MN and will accompany me back, so there should be some updates in a day or two.

While trying to locate a place for Betty Page to pee on the way to MN, I ran across this FC-150 outside Big City Bar & Grille in Rawlins, Wyoming.

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And from this angle …

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Just a Few Updates Wed

• CATEGORIES: News

I’m pretty sure there won’t be many updates between Wed and Sunday the way things are going. There’s lots of driving and lots of pup management.

 

 
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Jack & Doreen’s 1958 Wagon Trip from Australia to England

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Gil’s hoping to reconnect with he Shakespeare family, so I’m reposting this in the hopes some family member might see it.

Original Post January 18, 2017 — Bill shared the video below from Jack and Doreen Shakespeare. Together, the couple recount their 1958 journey in a late 40’s wagon from Australia to England. The trip took them 114 days. Fortunately for us, they filmed much of the trip. It’s a great story.

 
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1969 Jeep Wagoneer **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features

This 1969 Jeep Wagoneer was spotted by Dan. It’s already sold, but still worth a look:

https://barnfinds.com/54k-mile-1969-jeep-wagoneer/

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $21,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Bob asked me to list his M-38 that’s for sale. He’s got more pics, but I don’t have the bandwidth at the moment to download them. You can contact him at 412 576 3325

“1952 M38 (MC35123). Frame off restoration. 24v (12v ignition). Includes locking hubs, directionals, rifle rack, 24v distributor, wires and spark plugs.”

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1954? CJ-5 Truck East Dorset, VT $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/12/2020) Here’s an unusual creation.

https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-dorset-willys-jeep-pickup/7206352366.html

“Toyota 22R drive train, 4 link with coil overs, power steering , power brakes, leather interior, pro built. 5 speed, all new parts.”

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March 1946 U-Drive ‘Jeep Joint’

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

A March 29, 1946, article highlighted a Jeep U-Drive business that opened in Honolulu. The first surplus jeeps sold could only be bought for business use by veterans. Roy L. Mongeon, from Hampton, Massachusetts, who was stationed in Hawaii, decided to purchase twenty jeeps. After a number of soldiers asked to drive his jeeps, he decided to open a jeep rental business.

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July 1946 Jeep Surplus List

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Some of the serial numbers are the same, but it also appears to include some new ones (I only did a cursory comparison). This appeared in the July 11, 1946, issue of The Honolulu Advertiser.

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September 1946 Jeep Surplus Sale

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This ad appeared in the September 06, 1946, issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. I have not compared this list to the previous lists, but it sure appears that a lot of jeeps sold over the summer of 1946. This list also contains more non-jeep vehicles.

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Quick Trip to MN

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE (late Monday night): Well, it being 2020, this plan went awry. A few hours before we were going to leave, Ann’s mother had a breathing episode (she has COPD), so Ann couldn’t join me. That means I’m doing a solo trip with our 10-month old puppy and returning with a second puppy. 

We’ve decided to get a full sister for our newest pup, as we don’t think our older dog will be around much longer (he’s got a bad heart). So, we’ll be on the road the next few days to Minnesota and back. Updates will continue, but I likely won’t be very responsive to email. We don’t plan on any reader stops or fun explorations, so I expect there will be little to report. Our goal is to beat the coming cold weather, avoid the virus, and return quickly so that Ann’s mother isn’t by herself for too long (we’ve lined up support for her while gone).

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1946 CJ-2A Windham, ME $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. This was for sale, but then disappeared on CL for a while.

(04/17/2019) The body may be in good shape.

“1946 CJ2A JEEP BEEN IN DRY STORAGE FOR YEARS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION ASKING $10,000”

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1947 CJ-2A Lumberville, PA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has some tool box rust. Overall looks pretty good.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/doylestown-1947-cj2a-willys-jeep/7209004160.html

“This is an all original (except paint) CJ2A. Runs great, needs nothing! New king pins and fuel pump. Top is included. Also door frames but I have no material for them. 4 X 4 works great and these jeeps go almost anywhere, so fun. There is a little rust under the body, floors are solid as is the frame.

I’m on the road a lot so I might not answer right away. If it’s listed it’s still available, please don’t ask. Thanks Jimmy. Any questions welcomed!!’

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1946 CJ-2A Vermillion, OH $4750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4750.

(09/29/2020) This runs, but could use some body work. Seller doesn’t check email every day.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/d/vermilion-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/7203724294.html

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“I Bought this jeep for a total redo. Previous owner I’m told owned it 20+ years, garage kept and it shows. Divorce forced sale. From the pile of receipts I have he was slowly redoing it. The mechanical work seems to be all done as it runs great, shifts good with good oil pressure. I bought it not running as it was about half way through a 12 volt conversion which I finished and the carb was shot.

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1946 CJ-2A Dingmans Ferry, PA $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4200.

(03/19/2020) Has updates.

https://poconos.craigslist.org/cto/d/dingmans-ferry-1946-willys-jeep/7215569734.html

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ, Buick V6 3 Speed. Four-wheel drive. Body and frame in good shape, motor runs well. Call for Info.”

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1951 Jeepster Farmingdale, NY $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has some updates.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/farmingdale-1951-willys-jeepster/7214166961.html

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“1951 Willys Jeepster Resto-mod powered by a rebuilt 1955 Ford 312 with rebuilt automatic transmission, Mustang II Independent Front Suspension, Front Disc Brakes, and new Dual Master Cylinder. Rack and pin steering, reinforced frame (to handle the extra torque), 12-volt conversion. Painted Kelsey Hayes Wired Wheels.

Full restoration of the body. Distressed metal removed and new welded in place.

Painted in 1955 Ford ‘Seafoam Green and Black’, which is absolutely stunning.

All new interior, done by the Jeepster Man in New Jersey.

This drives like a modern car, with plenty of power to go and stop. You will not see another one in this condition on the East Coast.”

 
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1942 MB? Tacoma, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Includes a rolling chassis.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/tacoma-1942-jeep-willy-flat-fender/7216246437.html

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“For rock climbing only
4 speed
350 motor which has not ran in15 years
CLEAN TITLE

COMES WITH:
A 1952 frame only – no body
Even fire V6 motor.
CLEAN TITLE

ADDITIONAL:
Front and rear ends
Extra heads for the V6

PLUS:
Extra parts”

 
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Year? M-38 Kenai, AK $14,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Seller has been consistent on the price. Still Available.

(01/04/2016) Looks solid.

“1949 Willy Jeep. Frame up restoration. Call for details. ”

http://kenai.craigslist.org/cto/5370107317.html

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1947 CJ-2A Halifax, MA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) This has a variety of mods. It appears to have a replacement body.

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/clt/d/halifax-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep-11k-or/7214288448.html

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“1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep
Please note: I am just posting this for someone their phone number is listed in the contact button call only he does not text!
40K original miles still have original speedometer 747 mile since complete rebuild only 74 miles in the past 5 years starts right up! original 134 4-cylinder motor never removed. Custom dual-exhaust. 100% original T90 transmission, drivetrain and axle -never removed. axle never removed. Axle gear ratio 5.38 Full Rancho suspension & stabilizers. 34.50 -9.50 Super Slumber tires -100% tread. 100% complete brake rebuild – All Parts including brake lines, brake cams and wheel and master cylinder. Brand new steel body. Frame sandblasting PR-15 and painted 78 Corvette yellow. Continue reading