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1947 CJ-2A Brookhaven, MS $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2020) Runs and drives. Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/375324926853369/

“1947 original CJ2A Everything works ,Mossy Oak paint is a stick on vinyl”

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1963 FC-150 North Dartmouth, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

I expect this will go quickly.

“Jeep FC 150 forward control 4×4 with snow plow , has been sitting in a barn for years 20 ran when parked dash was taken apart for painting have all parts . It has never been titled my uncle owned since new there is no title bill of sale only also have service manual that goes with it. Please don’t ask if it’s available , if it’s posted it’s available.”

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1945 GPW Shipshewana, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Nick’s got this roller for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/898215577414465

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“*Title is not usable, was filled out but never taken to license bureau* Rolling chassis project Ford GPW. This is an authentic WWII Jeep. Has enough there to be a restoration project, but could also be a restomod.

Paperwork shows it came from Kettering, Ohio in 1980, then went to Indianapolis, IN. In 1994 it was sold at public auction. Has the true GPW frame with square radiator crossmember. The serial number on the title is GPW10723 which puts it at early 1942, but the body number is 208184 which is post 1943. Original drivetrain is missing and both axles are simply housings – no shafts or pinions. Body and frame have their fair share of patches as shown in the photos.”

 
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1943 GPW Powder Springs, GA $4000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

It’s rusty, but there still may be some useful parts (whether it is $4000 of useful parts is less clear).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2552238901737957/

“War hero. serial number starts with 20 followed by a 2 or 3 . the rest is not legible. that means it is a early 43. Very Rusty. Needs tub pans front and back. Missing back seat and front seats are toast. As the pictures show it has a lot of original ww2 stuff on it. If you don’t know what this is, then please don’t ask a lot of questions. If you aren’t somebody who builds these then you should look for less of a project. Pictures are clear. It rolls.”

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1953 Video of Yakima’s Jeep Road-eo From British Pathe

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

John found this 1953 version of the Yakima Jeep Rodeo, pronounced by the British narrator as “Row-day-Oh”.

 
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1946 Photo of Jeep Packed with People

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This April 03, 1946, photo from the Spokesman Review shows Dave Zimmerman and his band/radio show ensemble stuffed into a jeep. With a Detroit transit strike raging, a borrowed jeep was the only way to get everyone to their radio show gig.

According to this page, Dave Zimmerman was a long time announcer at WWJ in Detroit. He hosted a popular radio program called Coffee Club and was on the air for Detroit’s first television broadcast from the 47th floor of the Penobscot Building.

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1964 Test and Articles About Jeeps Sprouting Wings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

In May of 1964 newspapers across the country shared the news of the Army testing out an idea where v-shaped flexible wings were attached to vehicles such as jeeps, allowing them to be pulled behind aircraft and flying to their destinations.

I tried to find photos of the jeeps with V-wings, but I had no luck. There is this example of the Army testing the v-wing concept they called a “Fleep”, which may use a similar flexible v-wing.

Ryan RV-8 Fleep Final Report 1964 US Army; Rogallo Wing Aircraft from Jeff Quitney on Vimeo.

This first article appeared in the May 10, 1964, issue of the Press Democrat out of Santa Rosa, California: 1964-05-10-press-democrat-santarosa-ca-jeeps-sprout-wings

This second article was published in the May 12, 1964, issue of the South Bend Tribune, out of South Bend, Indiana:

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1948 CJ-2A Carmel, IN $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/486961702443419

“1948 Willys CJ2a rear 540 PTO. Starts and runs well brakes work well New seats it’s in retty decent condition giving its age. Frame is solid and all the lights work”

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1953 CJ-3B Pocatello, ID $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Only two pics, but looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/483202936155379

“Great jeep, fun to drive. Looking to trade if you have something let me know. Winch, nice tires. Brakes have been redone. Towable behind and vehicle. Not sure how many miles. Lots of fun to drive.”

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1946 CJ-2A Cooperton, OK Call For Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller listed a big price, but noted that it is just a placeholder. Given the column shift and lack of tool indents, I’d say this is likely a 3X,XXX serial number.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/453877039161414

“Price is a placeholder only – Best offer for this very cool project Willys Jeep! Call to discuss. Not currently running but all original. Mileage unknown”

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1953 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500

(06/01/2020) This is a custom build with a fiberglass body. I assume it is registered as a 1953 jeep, hence the year.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/299359191565582

“Custom built Willys Jeep. Very fun to cruise, gets lots of attention! The perfect beer runner or pit cruiser. All tube chassis, fiberglass body. Ford 3.8 V6 with Ford auto trans, power steering. 2 wheel drive. New wheels, tires, seats, shocks, stereo, glass windshield, steering wheel, exhaust”

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1952 CJ-3A Barstow, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/21/2021) Has some updates. It may have some rust, too (certainly at the driver’s step).

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/daggett-52-flatfender-willys/7260880325.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/415116223033896

“1952 cj3. Early 70s Buick oddfire v6 swap. Original running gear otherwise. New aluminum radiator, new tires, new battery, rebuilt transmission and transfer case, new carburetor, pertonix electronic ignition, new coil, new fuel pump, rebuilt steering gear. Needs minor body work. Set up to rock crawl or just enjoy a drive. Jeep is fully running and ready to go!”

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1 CJ-2A & 2 CJ-5s Kalispell, MT

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

The seller has three jeeps for sale at different prices.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/225162892697083

“I have three jeeps for sale. Shoot me an offer on one or all will not part out.

1) 1948 cj2a willys jeep for $2000: it is the black one with the top and no doors, (i do have the doors to go with it). it has a 2.3l ford 4 cylinder in it and the original 3 speed and original transfer. does not run, needs to be wired. new gauges, body in fair shape. Firewall is cut up from previous owner, body is rhino lined. winch not included $2,000 obo.

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2) 1965 CJ-5 Tux Park IV $2000: does run needs a carb tune, original v6, 3 speed, and transfer. $2000 obo

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3) 1955 CJ-5 $500: Not running pretty much a rolling chassis. the engine pictured is the original 4 cyl for that jeep, unknown condition. there are a pile of parts in the back for it, it also comes with a soft half cab with no doors or frame. no hood or grill 500 obo

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1946 CJ-2A Scottsdale, AZ $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/25/2021) Has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713339392678417

“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A Original Body with matching ACM numbers on tailgate and gusset. Engine is from a 1953 Jeep Willys. It runs great and starts up with one turn of the key. All 4 brake cylinders replaced last month and master cylinder. Very little rust. Will trade for select motorcycles. BMW rnine t, Ducati Scrambler, BMW adventure, Triumph Scrambler”

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1954 CJ-3B Odonnell, TX $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has a few updates, but looks mostly stock. There may be some rust on the driver’s side near the step.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279771153627481/

“Rare 1954 Willy’s CJ3B Jeep for sale. High hood. Original hurricane engine. Very few miles since a complete restoration except for paint and body. Does have a new hood and tailgate. Over $6,500 in parts alone used. We have a list of all parts used. $8,500 OBO.”

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Flattie Body on CJ-5 Chassis Roseburg, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1377795102575092

“Willys low hood, the body is sitting on a 79 cj5 frame, has a amc 304, dana30 front amc 20 rear. 3:53 gears. I do have the right grill for it, and a pair of seats. Will be on different wheels and tires.”

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1947 CJ-2A Camino, CA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/199779665021388

“1947 Willeys CJ2A with Buick 225 Dauntless V6, 3 speed with gearvendor overdrive, PTO winch. Run amazing.”

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Year? CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY $2250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

This has a 2A body, so the listed year of 1950 may be incorrect. It’s got a few other odd mods, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1156921921410986

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 CJ3A Barn Find!!! This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A that has a Buick V6 transplant. Intakes and cylinders look good oil is clean, looks like it was never run. Pretty sure it have not been driven in at least 20 years. Body is ok but not too rusty. Frame is solid. Have a clean title. Bought from a barn locally this winter but have too many projects.”

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1952 CJ-3A Los Angeles, CA $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2021) Is that an office chair as the driver’s seat?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/142418077611984/

“Runs good, excellent condition”

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1951 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/28/2021) It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/847603335969777

“1951 cj-3a solid body, no rust needs these items finished * wiring *radiator *plumbing Been in storage for years Ran and drove fine prior to being stored.”

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1947 CJ-2A Fort Mitchell, AL $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/188820516049935

“Possibly trade for side by side , four wheeler or ford truck. Truck must run but body can be a bad. Late 40s cj2a body stretched 10 3/4 inches and mounted to a 1990 yj chassis. Floors need to be completed. Was planning a v8 and 1 ton swap . Does currently run and drive but not sure how good the motor is . Has a 2.5 4 cylinder, ax15 , 231 t case , dana 30 front and 35 rear .not sure of gearing or if they match. All stock yj . Not sure of overall condition of the drive train because i was going to swap it all . Cool project . All controls are already figured out . Pickup in ft mitchell. I have driven it around the property a good bit . No title . Serial number “vin plate” is missing”

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1952 CJ-3A Buckeye, AZ $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/135606341848623

“1952 Willys Jeep CJ 4×4. This is a MAJOR Project or use for Parts or stick it out as some Yard Art. It is VERY RUSTY. The frame and tub both have cancerous rust. The whole floor has been replaced with expanded metal. It does have a 4 cyl Chevy engine swapped into it. Been sitting and not running for decades. It does have a clean title in my name. $950. Buckeye, AZ. I am not selling it for scrap. If no one wants to buy it, I will just keep it and make some cool yard art out of it. The wheel dollies are not included and not for sale.”

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1949 CJ-3A Turlok, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/16/2021) Doesn’t run, but might be worth a look. I doubt the seller is serious about the listed price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2906941316218442

“Turns over. No idea. Non-op.”

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eWillys was Down on Sunday

• CATEGORIES: News

If you didn’t notice, eWillys was down on Sunday. It wasn’t just my server, but seems to have been the entire server farm (or the connection to the server farm). Even the web host’s site was down. Things seem to be working fine now.

With eWillys not working, you’d think I had some extra time to take it easy. No sites, no updates, no problems …. Instead, it just gave me extra time to pace and fret over the VA’s delay of the paperwork we need to close on the house. We were expecting to close on April 2nd, so every day of delay drags on us.

I suppose this house is more than just a house; it’s a transitional period, a bookend to the Finding Virginia story that ended in mid-2011, just before I met Ann. I had just started eWillys a few years earlier as the Recession crushed the companies I’d helped launched in the 00s. By 2011, the Recession had also wiped out half the value of the house I’d bought with my girlfriend in Idaho, meaning it was greatly underwater. The house got sold, I lost money, we split up, and I moved temporarily back in with my parents. So much fun!

Then, I met Ann.

We hit it off immediately. I soon moved in with her and her mom, as Ann was already caring for her mother at that point. Not having to pay for housing and having few bills, I didn’t have to work and, instead, was able to focus on eWillys, research, writing books, traveling, and helping out with my father. It was a unique opportunity to step away from the ordinary work-a-day world and, after all the my stress in the early 2000s of raising money for startups in Silicon Valley, it was a big mental relief (something I didn’t explore all that deeply in Finding Virginia).

And, if that wasn’t all, my mother and sister may be moving to Texas this fall, meaning they will be selling their houses. Having the extra space at our new place to put some of the family ‘treasures’ (like a coal cart from my grandfather’s Idaho mine) just adds to the pressure of needing this place.

I’m sure it will all work out this week, but that thought doesn’t making the waiting any easier, especially with Ann’s mother’s health so fragile.

So, it’s not that we are at the worst parts of our life; instead, we’ve climbed up from the worst parts, together, and can see the best parts before us; the house represents a huge step in that direction and we are ready to proceed. This is why the waiting is intolerable, because we are very, very ready to move forward!!

 
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1946 X-Raying of a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old News Articles • TAGS: .
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This is a real X-ray of a real jeep developed as a life-size image. Life Magazine, March 25, 1946.

In 1946 the wiz kids at the University of Rochester, NY, and Eastman Kodak built the world’s largest radiograph, one that could create an X-Ray photo of a large machine, say a jeep, which is precisely how they tested it. In the jeep’s case, the team used the million-volt x-ray machine to create a radiograph 12′ 1″ long by 4′ 1″ tall, or large enough to contain a life size jeep. The larger goal was create the ability to X-Ray large machinery.

The February 8th, 1946, issue of Rochester Democrat Chronicle shared the story:

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The next month, Life Magazine also ran the story, this time with a copy of the X-ray photo (seen at top):

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The jeep’s hood number is 20200556