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1950 CJ-3A The Dalles, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2020) A ran-when-parked specimen (though looks like it was parked many years ago). It includes a set of rare X-Style Desert Dogs which look little used. Unclear how much value is here, but the price seems to overestimate the value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/203762341314832

“1953 flat head ford v8, Was told it ran when it was parked. The more I put into it the more I will raise the price. Elec front winch, pto rear winch. If your interested i will get it started before I sell”

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1947 CJ-2A Morgan Hill, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I doubt there is much value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/454842712374402

“Cj2 Willys on an early land-cruiser fj40 chassis. Body has burned but is all there. No paperwork on anything”

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1973 Article on PNW4WDA Clubs and Jeepers

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles

This July 28, 1973, article in the Longview Daily News shares information on the rising number of jeep clubs in the Longview area. I figured the text would be easier to read if I posted it separately at bottom. The CJ-5 on the upper left is running the recently introduced Desert Dogs.

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James Sessions WWII Images on Menus

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Bill shared an image of a menu from the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha. It was one of several hotels that featured James Sessions’ images on hotel menus. Anyone know the history behind why hotels were doing that?

For a complete overview of the Willys-Overland WWII (and post WWII) illustrations featuring jeeps, this page demonstrates how the illustrations unfolded over the years 1941-1946. For an analysis of how the changes in verbiage may have reflected changes as Willys-Overland during the war years, view this page.

I’m sure there are more examples than the ones gathered below. Here is what I have so far:

This is the Blackstone Hotel example that Bill shared:

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This one is from the Lexington Hotel in New York City:

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And this one is from the Hotel New Yorker:

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This menu:

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The Benjamin Franklin also ran this other menu with a different illustration:

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Ramsey Bulletin 114 For the X-200 Winch (CJ-2A/CJ-3A)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Bulletin 114 from Ramsey Winch includes a good illustration of the underside of the jeep with a Ramsey X-200 PTO winch installed. A price listed was also included with the brochure. Below this post, you can see the truck and wagon brochure version of the X-200 winch.

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Ramsey Bulletin 115 For the X-200 Winch (Truck/Wagon)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is the same X-200 winch pictured in the post above, but setup to function on the longer wheel-base Willys Jeep trucks and wagons. The is Ramsey Bulletin 115:

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M-38/M-38A1 Rims and Back Spacing

• CATEGORIES: Features

Morgan stated in a comment that he was a little confused as to why some of the M-38/M-38A1 rims had back spacing changes. Can anyone help answer his questions?

Morgan wrote, “Trying to get a handle on M38/M38A1 military Jeep wheels is difficult at best (let alone all the other Jeep wheels!).

1. Do only military wheels (all 16″ ??) have weep holes? Correct me but I’ve noticed that maintaining a 12 o’clock alignment of the valve stem hole puts the weep hole of a 16″ x 4 1/2″ at 3 o’clock. And the weep hole of a 16″ x 5″ is at 9 o’clock. While the top lug hole on the 16 x 4 1/2″ lines up with 12 o’clock, it’s the bottom lug hole on the 16″ x 5″ that lines up with 12 o’clock.

In addition the backspace on the 16 x 4 1/2″ is about 3 1/4″ while the backspace on the 16 x 5″ is about 3 3/4″. Now admittedly, my research is limited and maybe I’ve only learned enough to be dangerous, but it’s the backspace that got me going.

2. I’m wondering if the shorter backspace on the 4 1/2″ (setting the tire farther from the frame and brake drum) would allow a tighter turn radius (without rubbing? or no issue?) than the deeper backspace on the 5″ (which would move the rim/tire closer to the frame?) ?? Why such a difference in backspace?

3. And of course if the mere presence of a weep hole would allow a quick accurate idea of a wheel’s exact measurements, that would be a plus. I think I’ve correctly learned that the accurate measurement of a wheel’s diameter and width is always inside the rim ?!?

4. I’ve also heard that the military wheels are a higher grade, and stronger ?!?

 
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1945? VEC CJ-2A Fire Jeep Berkey, OH Sealed Bid

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Jerry Huber confirmed that this is a 1945 VEC CJ-2A, serial number #11822. Jerry added, “That would place the body at the end of the 1945 production run. The Fire Dept. documents that they got it in the spring or summer of 1946, which is still possible with the time for the Darley Fire Conversion. There is also a story that the vehicle had a frame failure shortly after they got it from Darley and it was returned to the Willys Plant in Toledo where the frame was replaced with a heavier duty and reinforced unit. I have heard that story before but can’t verify although some one with more history on the unit may be able to confirm.”

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Originally posted Mar 2, 2021: Listed as a 1947, this is likely a 1945 VEC CJ-2A. It’s got rear hubs, indents, early windshield, a column shift and (I think) the earliest “WILLYS” data plate. Bidding is allowed from March 1, 2021, though April 02, 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322534451279857/permalink/1556809471185676

“Public Notice – Richfield Township is placing the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus for sale via SEALED BID. Richfield Township is accepting SEALED BIDS for purchase of the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus from Monday 3/1/2021 through Friday 4/2/2021 at 4:00 PM. The vehicle is sold as is with no warranties or guarantees made of any kind. This vehicle has been garage stored and maintained throughout its lifetime with Berkey / Richfield Township Fire Department as the original and only owner. The vehicle is open to inspection Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The vehicle sale is subject to a minimum bid of $10,000. The bids will be opened on Monday 4/5/2021 and highest bid above the minimum sale amount will be awarded. Sealed Bids must be addressed to Fire Chief Keith Clonch at 11450 W. Sylvania Avenue, Berkey, Ohio 43504.”

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1949 CJ-3A Kennewick, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4527835737242957/

“49 willys flatfender cj-3a Original go-devil L134 motor Factory 3 speed manual Warn overdrive Digital ignition Gm 1 wire alt (12V) Gear reduction starter 11″ brakes all around Power-loc rear lsd Runs and drives great Comes with another set of 1 piece 15″ rims, a spare two piece 16″ rim, and parts”

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1969 Flattie Seattle, WA For Trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Seller isn’t looking for cash. This may be a CJ-5 chassis with a Bobcat Body and front clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/135229945148597

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“Just seeing what’s out there for trade. Cars trucks 4×4 Or not. Somthing cool idk. This thing is sweet. 1500 LBS fiberglass tub. 36 inch tires and a 302 ford engine. Has 3 sticks. One tranny and two Tcase. All lights work. Runs and drives. I don’t know a ton of knowledge on it but know it’s old and it’s cool and it’s super light with a v8. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, points, condenser, fuel pump… fixing it up more and more ebery day.

Anyway not looking for cash. Mainly looking to trade for another cool rig. Project or not. But don’t hit me with garbage. This Jeep is bad ass and probably worth some coin. I got it from my boss who collects high end cars.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Tracy, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Power Steering has been added.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/851524675424690

“1946 Willys Jeep Cj2a New battery New carburetor New alternator New gas tank Other many new small things”

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1947 CJ-2A Colton, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This probably has Ford Top Loader 4-speed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/776236313015536

“1947 CJ2A with 289 4 speed trans. Engine runs and things shift like they are supposed to. With cab, seats are not original nor are they bolted down clean title not currently licensed. OBO I can send specific pictures if needed.”

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1944 MB Chico, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/282394626639823

“Sbc motor .305 chevy 4×4 works 3 speed Runs and drives great..”

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1946 CJ-2A Yuba City, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/05/2021) It’s supposed to have the original engine, but it looks like it has a later model oil filter bracket.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1182315148832059

“1946 Jeep Willys Runs! Clean Title. Non-Oped. Original Flat Head 4 motor. Must see!”

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CJ-2A, M-38a1, and CJ-5s Galt, CA $7900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, M-38A1

The seller will sell all the jeeps for $7900. I’ve only posted on pic for each jeep. The pics on Facebook are not in the order described by the seller.

“I am selling off a portion of my Jeep/Willys collection. These are multiple projects that I’ve acquired. Typically, I had to buy everything to get the pieces I need.

Pictures 1-5: Late 70’s cj5 and a 57 Willys. No title on 70’s but 57 has a clean title non op in my name. 57’s body is beat. Tons of parts included $4000 for both

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Pictures 6-9: 1947 Willys with v8 and early 50’s Willys with I6. 47 has a clean title non op in my name but the body is rusted. 50’s has no title but body is in much better shape. Both have overdrives. No idea on running condition. $2200 for both Pictures

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Pictures 10-13: 1953 M38a1 with data plates and vin on dash and hardtop & doors. Never been registered. 1958 cj5 in pieces, but I have a clean title non op in my name. Wheels not included. $2700 for both. FB limits my post, so I can’t give all necessary info. Each package has tons of parts included. Spare engines, axles, body parts, etc. All prices are firm.

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1946 CJ-2A Anacortes, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available? It’s been available for several months, but still listed on Facebook.

(10/29/2020) There are pics showing various stages of work, so I’m unclear what the lasted pic is.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/705159727074794/

“1946 Willys CJ2A project Chevy 4.3 v6 Edelbrock carb and intake manifold 3” lift New brakes all the way around Ford power steering box Needs exhaust, distributor and drivelines Open to trades or cash offers, make me an offer worst I can do is say no”

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1949 CJ-3A? JeepRod La Pine, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2021) Lots of custom work on this 1949 JeepRod.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/169632101412335

“For sale is this one of a kind jeep willys rat rod,it is on airmaxx bags front and rear,has dual exhaust,runs and drives good could use a tire rebalance,to much to list about this thing come look at it and throw me a offer but I’m asking 3500 obo for it,has a 318 v8 in it with 154k miles and it is all wheel drive,jeep is a looker for sure and has some good power”

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1942 MB Sheridan, CA $3800

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has lots of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1108366349681397

“1942 Willys jeep. Brand new Buick v-6 Edlebrock intake and carb. 700 r. Tranny”

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1949 CJ-3A Chewelah, WA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2020) The front frame rails/bumper area could use a rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2467472860219346/

“Straight solid body. No rust”

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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I spent all of Sunday packing up the office, so no Monday updates. I’m behind on comment responses, so bear with me.

Before packing up the jeep ‘toys’ yesterday, I took this photo. It’s not all the toys, but it is most of them. I never set out to collect toys, as I didn’t have the room. Still, somehow, I ended up with these. It’s probably good that I restrained myself; less toys to pack!

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Gold-Plated FC-170 Ashtray with Box on eBay

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

This rare package includes a plaque and the original box (pretty cool box). The starting bid is $175.

View all the information on eBay

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR A WILLYS JEEP MODEL FC 170 GOLD PLATED ASH TRAY IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX AND INCLUDES “CARE” INSERT.
WILLYS MOTORS INC. OF TOLEDO, OHIO
GOLD PLATED WITH 22K GOLD PLATE
THE ASHTRAY IS IN GREAT SHAPE WITH MINIMAL WEAR.
THE BOX IS IN GODD SHAPE ALSO WITH GOOD COLOR AND GRAPHICS.
50’S VINTAGE
A NICE, RARE, JEEP TOY”

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Judy the Jeep Girl

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

In an effort to promote Bond drives during World War II, around 1944 Sgt. Jack Kreismer created “Judy the Jeep Girl”. The character, sometimes described as a paper doll, while other times described as a cartoon, has proved a difficult image to track down. To help raise bonds, July ‘traveled’ from California to Salt Lake City, then on to the Washington, D.C.

A photo of Jack and Judy appeared in the June 1, 1945, issue of Minute Man. It’s the best example of Judy the Jeep Girl that I could find:

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You can see that Jack (on the left) and Allen Overby (on the right) are holding a booklet. Apparently it is a souvenir booklet that features Judy.

The only newspaper representation I could find for Judy is a less-than-perfect sketch that appeared in the Salt Lake Telegram on June 19, 1944. Judy is left to the man in the box (sauna?).

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Later, on January 15, 1945, Elenor Roosevelt commented on Judy’s activities:

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Jeopardy and a Jeep Book by Dorothy Rogers

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: According to the November 24, 1957, issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, this book was published in November of 1957 (previously, the date hadn’t been clear).

The December 08, 1957, issue of the Birmingham News included an article on Dr. Rogers’ new book. Apparently, Rogers was a former teacher in Alabama.

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Originally Published September 25, 2012:

I am a bit behind on writing about my impressions of various jeep-related books I have read.  So, I’m going to try to catch up with that.  First on the docket is “Jeopardy and a Jeep: Africa Conquered by Two Women Professors”, written by a College Professor named Dorothy Rogers.

I’ll forgo a complete summarization of the book, as I’ve included a summarization published on inside of the dust cover.  However, I will say that Dorothy and Louise Ostberg travelled in a Willys Wagon from France all the way down to the southern tip of Africa, before turning around and heading north again.  For that they deserve plenty of kudos!  For most of the trip their wagon, which they named “Jeepie”, was dependable.  One exception to that was the time their brakes went out going down a hill.  At the bottom of the hill was a one lane bridge upon which some road workers had parked their vehicle.  Having no options and no brakes, they were forced to jump Jeepie off a river bank.  They survived, as did Jeepie.  But, they said they hoped they’d never do that again!

While their book was interesting, I never found it as compelling as, for example, Schreiber’s journey in their Seep from Southern California to the Terra del Fuego in South America (which I’ll describe tomorrow).  That said, if you like a good jeep adventure, or Wagons, or Africa, you’ll likely enjoy this book.

Here is the dust jacket summary:

Here are a couple images:

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1946 Photo of Louisiana’s Forestry Jeep

This June 29, 1946, photo in the Daily Advertiser shows off an early MB conversion into a Louisiana Forestry Jeep. Developed by the Louisiana Foresty Commission, the state purchased five of these rigs.

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The Weekly Town Talk out of Alexandria, Louisiana, also ran the photo on the same day, but with a different caption:

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Kaiser’s Flintstone Mobile (aka the “KLI”)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Cruising through some online photos yesterday, I stumbled upon a Kaiser Jeep prototype called the Sport Low Investment” (XLI) vehicle. Apparently, employees dubbed it the Flintstonemobile. Figuring Derek likely did a write up on this vehicle, I went over to the 3B page and sure enough, he’s got an informative write up on it: https://cj3b.info/Factory/FactoryXport.html

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PHOTO CREDIT: Toledo Lucas County Public Library https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/134419

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PHOTO CREDIT: Toledo Lucas County Public Library https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/134408