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Year? CJ-2A Sioux City, IA $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/16/2020) It’s a project.

https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/pts/d/sioux-city-willys-cj2a/7191502158.html

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“Complete CJ2A restoration project stalled. The entire jeep is disassembled down to the frame. Frame repairs are done and ready for frame to be primed and painted. Nothing else had been done in the way of restoration. Included are front axle, rear axle, springs transmission, transfer case, drive shafts, clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, motor, head, carburetor, fuel pump, air cleaner and cross over tubes. Radiator, gauges, seat frames, tub, windshield frame, hood, grill, lights, tailgate, and anything else on the shortage shelves. The tub is very repairable with some patch work. I have the paper work to get and Iowa title but currently it has no title.”

 

 
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1956 CJ-6 Body & Front Clip Vincennes, IN $850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/04/2020) Needs work. May no longer have the half-cab.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/vincennes-1956-cj6-tub/7182998307.html

“Have a rough 1956 cj6 tub with a Kentucky classic vehicle project title with matching serial number plate. The tub is rough but included is a decent windshield, nice front fenders, decent hood and grille. Only reason selling, is i bought it for the frame..”

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1942 Photo of Soldiers in Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This June 03,1942, photo shows some men taking a ‘peep’ at the Will Rogers theatre to see if it suited their needs for a show. Whether the writer of the cutesy headline was aware that some folks were calling jeeps ‘peeps’ isn’t clear.

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June 03, 1942, in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

 
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Former Kamikaze Yukimasa Nishiyama Goes to College

• CATEGORIES: Features

While doing research on Maynard Roberts I happened upon the story of the first Japanese citizen who attended college after WWII. There’s no jeeps involved in this story, but I thought it was an interesting story and an unusual, gutsy move by the family of Robert Johnstone.

Yukimasa Nishiyama was a former Kamikaze pilot who won a scholarship from a family in Pennsylvania, a scholarship funded by the death of their son, Robert Johnstone, during WWII in the Pacific. It was the family’s way to honor their son by using the insurance money paid to them to fund the scholarship for a Japanese citizen to attend Lafayette College. They wanted to bridge the divide between the two countries.

His story made the news when he first arrived. In 1948 his story made the October 4th issue of Life Magazine, complete with photos. This story about Yukimasa was published in 1950:

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January 23, 1950, article in the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

After college, Nishiyama went on to work for AMP, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, company for three decades before retiring. You can read more about his life and experiences in this 1989 article.

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September 14, 1989, in The Morning Call out of Pennsylvania

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September 14, 1989, in The Morning Call out of Pennsylvania

I could not find any more information about his life following 1989.

 

 
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NOS(?) Willys Stencil Kit Part NO 953049 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Chris spotted this cool but pricey Willys stencil kit. Given a couple of these have been used, it doesn’t quite seem like it is an “NOS” kit, but still a rare find.

View all the information on ebay

“NOS WILLYS JEEP STENCIL SET PART # 953049 9 STENCILS FOR TRUCK, WAGON,JEEPSTER AND FORWARD CONTROL TWO STENCILS USED ONCE BUT ALL SERVICABLE AS NEW VERY RARE ITEM!”

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Ice Racer “Dirty George” (not for sale)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

This image was included as part of the sale of a CJ-6 axle (pumpkin removed). It’s an ice-racer with an extended body and a mustang convertible top (reminiscent of the DJ-3A convertible top). It’s sort of an art-car ice-racer. Nice to see folks just having fun with their rigs.

According to the seller of the axle, “I used the [CJ-6] tub and frame to extend a CJ3B to add a Mustang convertible top.”

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Jeep ‘Toys’ in Ohio for Sale

• CATEGORIES: toys

Terry spotted these for toys for sale on the Ohio Craigslist. The first jeep is $30 and the second one is $25 per toy (the second seller also has a couple military vehicle toys for sale). I have not followed the values of these toys.

  1. Beetle Bailey Jeep $30: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/clt/d/addyston-beetle-bailey-jeep/7184926910.html
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  2. Golden Wheel die cast jeep Amelia, OH $25 (this seller has two other military toys for sale): https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/clt/d/amelia-wwii-army-toe-truck-ambulance/7181506374.html
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1942 MB Salt Lake City, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE **SOLD** on eBay for $19,600.

Dan shared this Slat MB for auction on eBay. This is a remanufactured jeep, completed by the Moore Corporation (data plate on dash).

View all the information on eBay

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“The Willys Slat Grille jeep was produced only for several years 1941,1942 at the very beginning of WWII. There are many distinguishing differences between the Slat Grill and the MB which followed in production, the main one being the different looking “Slat Grill”, and the letters “WILLYS” stamped in the tailgate on the left side under the gas tank. There are many other differences which separate this early model and the MB which followed. Very few of the Slat grills have survived to today.

This jeep is one of a large collection of early Willys jeeps which was put into storage 50 years ago.
it was running and drivable when stored, however it has not been started for many years.

This jeep is unrestored and completely original. It has its original body which is solid with no rust or dents. It has the original 6 volt electrical system, 4 cylinder (4-134 L head) engine, 3 speed trans, and 4×4 high-low transfer case. It has it’s original sand tan paint and combat wheels. There’s only 19709 miles on the odometer. This one was delivered 1/20/1942.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Hartington, NE $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid.

https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/clt/d/hartington-1948-willys-jeep/7193396358.html

“New tub ,professional painted,new master cylinder, and new tires . In perfect condition and ready to drive . Asking 12,000.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Mt. Pleasant, AR $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B

This may be a CJ-2A or 3A with a CJ-3B body on it.

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/d/mount-pleasant-jeep-willys-overland-cj/7196943401.html

“JEEP WILLYS, All original, 4-134 L 4 cylinders, 4 WD, Runs great, Hunting jeep will never get stuck, I bought in 1989 hunting out of it, many deer on the front bumper.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pipe Creek, TX $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Runs and drives.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/spo/d/pipe-creek-1946-willys-cj2a-jeep/7199357236.html

“First year civilian jeep post WWII. Good condition.
Runs & drives. Original engine & transmission. Use for hunting or restore for parades.
Serious inquiries only.
Located in Pipe Creek, TX”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1955 CJ-5 Newman Lake, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/688036548474357/
  2. 1956 CJ-5 Cumberland, MD $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/598783730809660/
  3. 1961 CJ-5 Spokane, WA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/157109572325994/
  4. 1976 CJ-5 Logan, UT $2500: https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6719488
  5. 1959 CJ-5 Silver Lake, WA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/334943451176789/
  6. 1969 CJ-5 Skowhegan, ME $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/361635448551282/
  7. 1968 CJ-5 Kersey, PA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/779469066164829/
  8. 1974 CJ-5 Kenilworth, NJ $5300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3225544084190776/
  9. 1962 CJ-5 Sicklerville, NJ $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1237524356601066/
  10. 1957 CJ-5 Fryeburg, ME $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1237524356601066/
  11. 1972 CJ-5 Keene, NH $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/682029605997533/
  12. 1959 CJ-5 Jonesboro, ME $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/373513940321231/
  13. 1971 CJ-5 Central Falls, RI $2200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/328086858248167/
  14. 1958 CJ-5 Bennett, CO $4000: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/bennett-1958-willys-jeep/7195696036.html

M-38A1s:

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Willows, CA $5000: https://chico.craigslist.org/cto/d/willows-1953-m38a1-willys-jeep/7200399943.html
  2. 1955 M-38A1 Squaw Valley, CA $7500: https://fresno.craigslist.org/snw/d/squaw-valley-1955-willys-army-jeep/7196336223.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Corsica, PA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2818404411720688/
  4. 1954 M-38A1 Spanish Fork, UT $3800: https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6695200
  5. Year? M-38A1 Cowiche, WA $500: https://yakima.craigslist.org/pts/d/yakima-m48-jeep/7199667202.html
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Visalia, CA $6500: https://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/d/visalia-1953-m38a1-jeep/7200259209.html
  7. 1953 M-38A1 Fullerton, CA $3500: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/fullerton-1953-jeep-m38a1-cj5/7200788368.html
  8. 1955? M-38A1 Mesa, AZ $1500: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-jeep-willys-4×4-project-ready/7198489483.html
 
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Willys Powered Generator Kensett, IA $350

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Sounds like it still runs.

https://masoncity.craigslist.org/for/d/hanlontown-military-generator/7202307070.html

“Military generator. 120/240 single phase or 120/208 three phase. Name plate is difficult to read but I believe it to be either 13.8 or 15.8kw. Has a flathead 4 Willys engine,antifreeze good to -40, Gasoline. Uses 2 12 volt batteries for start and generator field. Very reliable,but we havent used it in several years so it needs new batteries . Like all military equipment, very heavy.”

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Jeep Trailer Sedalia, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Looks solid.

“Army jeep trailer for sale. 4-ft x 6 ft x 17 in deep. It has great axle clearance at 16 in. It has new lights and wiring. And a new trailer jack.”

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1950 CJ-3A Park Rapids, MN $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/03/2020) Looks solid.

https://brainerd.craigslist.org/cto/d/menahga-1950-jeep-willys-cj3/7187281912.html

“Collector! Excellent condition. 8K OBO”

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1948? CJ-2A Elbert, CO Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics yet provided.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/atq/d/elbert-willys-jeep/7201913356.html

“Willys Jeep
Unable to find the VIN number but was told it is a 1946 or 1947

My family has owned this jeep forever. All four of us learned to drive in it. Sadly it was parked in the “car yard” under pine trees and forgotten about.

CJ2A Willys 193723
Body 184343
Willys Overland Motors, Inc. Toledo, Ohio

Please make an offer, all offers will be considered. Thank you!

(Will send pictures as soon as I figure out how to get them off my gmail account and onto Craigslist.)”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Del Rio, NM $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No year listed on this later model CJ-2A. Engine is out of the jeep.

https://roswell.craigslist.org/for/d/del-rio-willys-cj2a-jeep/7199722204.html

“Willys Jeep, CJ2A, L134, 4 Cyl Flathead Engine, all Original, very sturdy, rust in parts but very restorable… I just don’t have the money to finish it… Right now I have the engine out, trying to Rebuild it.. It needs to get on the road again. Asking 4200.00, Jesse”

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CJ-5 and CJ-3A Projects Waco, TX $1100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5

These are probably just parts vehicles at this point.

https://waco.craigslist.org/pts/d/waco-2-willys-jeep-project-vehicles/7199969390.html

“2 Willys Jeeps project vehicles. Use one for parts to build the other. One has complete original flathead 4 cyl engine. Both have front and rear axles. 1 complete transmission with transfer case. Drive Shafts, Dash and numerus other parts.
Reason for sale, just have too many projects going on. Started diss-assembly, but pictures show what it looked like prior. Both vehicles $1,100.00 obo. One is 1951 other 1954/56”

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1946 CJ-2A Duluth, MN $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not currently running.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/pts/d/duluth-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/7178831443.html

“Pretty good shape not all rusted out, never tried running, only had a short while, has title $2900”

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1947 CJ-2A Austin, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(09/17/2020) It’s a project.

https://austin.craigslist.org/pts/d/austin-1947-jeep-cj2a/7191801606.html

“1947 Jeep cj2a. motor runs,but needs fuel tank. No brakes. Trade for fishing boat or car hauler.”

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Willys Truck/Wagon/Flattie Parts Organ, NM

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Looks like some of these parts are still available.

(09/13/2020) There’s some wagon and truck parts, a split flat fender body, and some random parts.

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/pts/d/organ-clearance-sale/7194795513.html

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/tro/d/organ-1942-willys-trailer/7201902369.html

“Willy parts, Ford parts, Chevy parts boat parts, motorcycle parts, tools you name it we hope we have it for sale.”

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1966 CJ-6 Blessing, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2020) Has some mods.

https://victoriatx.craigslist.org/cto/d/blessing-hunting-jeep/7180352470.html

“Starts and runs. New carburetor, steering gear, fuel pump and gas tank. 4wd does work. Good tires. New exhaust.”

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CJ-2A/MB Project Lowville, NY $1850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

Jacob spotted this project for sale. Looks like there’s some value here.

https://watertown.craigslist.org/cto/d/martinsburg-willys-cj2a-jeep/7202131797.html

“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep that I have been working on for some time to use as a camp jeep. Prior to my purchase the previous owner had completely disassembled it and then cleaned and painted the frame, transmission, transfer case, and the front & rear ends (inside and out). He also replaced the brakes and brake lines.

I mounted a WW2 military body onto the frame which is very solid and has a new floor. The engine is supposed to run and spins freely but I haven’t tried to get it running yet. It was converted to 12volt for easier starting and has an alternator, new gauges and new battery. I have just run out of time to finish it and need the space in my garage for winter. Included with the jeep are a tailgate, windshield frame, steering column, driver and passenger seat, new steering bellcrank repair kit, clutch and brake pedals and other misc. items. It will need a gas tank and muffler, windshield glass and no doubt some other items to finish it up.”

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September 1949 CJ-3A “How to Cut Costs” Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure has a form number of CJ3A-M1-250M-9-49, which I believe means it was published in September of 1949. It appears that some of the art for this brochure was completed a year and a half earlier for a newspaper ad (see bottom of post).

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Vac-U-Cast Plastic Bantam BRC Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here is a rare model of the Bantam BRC I bought a couple months ago on eBay; It is quarter-sized (1/76th scale) produced by Vac-U-Cast Plastics, Inc. On the one hand, I’d really like to assemble it; on the other, I like it’s original condition the way it is. The model number is VS-106 Bantam Jeep Prototype I.
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