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Semi-Regular Updates Going Forward

• CATEGORIES: Alaska Or Rust Trip, Features

Good news. I hope to begin semi-regular updates until late spring(?). With summer behind us, more darkness, Rose’s passing, and most of my work on the guest “bunk house” completed, I have more time to devote to eWillys. The updates won’t always be as comprehensive as before, but it’s better than nothing?

Because of the infrequent updates this summer and semi-regular updates going forward, all advertising this summer has been and will continue to be free, going forward, as a thanks to those advertisers who have supported eWillys over the years.

As for the bunk house work, the last resident was a bachelor with a dog. The result was that the place smelled pretty strongly (and not in a good way, lol), especially the carpet. So, we pulled all of that, put down new floors, replaced the plastic moulding trim with larger, better trim, righted the crooked doors (front door was so out of level it wouldn’t shut), and fixed or removed kitchen cabinets (to open up the space … we don’t need all those cabinets).

Currently, I’ve painted everything white, but we hope to add some accent colors to reduce the ‘snow blindness’ of the white. Next spring, we’ll fix up the outside by adding missing trim, redoing the ramp and deck, and painting the building red and white (after all, it looks a bit like a barn).


Some friends have expressed interest in renting it, but technically we can’t rent it because of some county rules (long story). Our intent is to make a place folks can stay if they want. Here are some pics.

Ann will be decorating in a barn theme, so that will add some color and texture. We expect it will sleep up to six (queen in the back, futon in the front, and possible bunk beds in an unpictured nook).

Before pic of the kitchen (I am hoping Ann has some better before pics of the interior):


After pic (this was before I painted the trim and made a few other additions … and cleaned up):






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Late 1960s Video of Robot Pushing VEC CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Carl shared this video of a General Electric test robot (seems like a forerunner of the Boston Dynamics robots) pushing a VEC CJ-2A (which had seen better days — has the f-head bump, side damage, etc) out of a ‘ditch’. The Jeep portion begins at the 6:07 mark.

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Photo of a Ford Vanette Pulling CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features

Blaine shared this classic photo of a Ford Vanette pulling a CJ-2A. The photo appeared at the end of this post with a series of photos:


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1964 Gladiator Camper Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1964 2’x3′ poster might interest a Gladiator collector. It is form number 64-05.

View all the information on ebay


“Item: Very Rare, Vintage, Original “Jeep Gladiator Camper” Automobile Dealer Sales Brochures Window/Wall Poster. 24″ x 36″ in Size. Rare Saved Paper History… Must have for the Serious Car Collectors! Does have some Fold/Edge Separations.

Year: 1960s Era

Condition: Vintage, Original, Used with Signs of Age and Wear, Please Review Photos for more Details. Lot Rated 8/10 for Condition. See Photos.”

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1951 CJ-3A Kaycee, WY $7200


The body may need some work. The passenger floor has a patch.

“1951 Jeep CJ-3A. Great little jeep!Total engine rebuild, rebuilt starter, and clutch replaced 300 miles ago have paper work. The tub is in pretty good condition but has a little rust. Cool jeep just doesn’t get enough use.”

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1946 CJ-2A Abilene, TX $7000


Seems worth a look.

“Willys 1946 CJ-2a. Good condition- flat head 4 cylinder engine. Very new tires. 4-wheel drive. Clean title. 3 owners since ‘46. $7,000.”

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1947 CJ-2A Somerset, WI $6500


The engine appears to be sitting unusual high, which forced a different route for the radiator hose?

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“Nice 1947 Willys CJ2A
Lots of new parts
12 Volt conversion
Nice condition with solid frame and body. One rust spot on drivers side as shown in photos.
Looks as though original color was yellow.

Runs and drives excellent. Odometer shows 41k miles.
I purchased with plans for a full restoration but priorities have changed.”

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1951 CJ-3A San Angelo, TX $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(05/24/2021) This appears to have a replacement body.

“1951 Willis. Has a 93 S-10 engine. Runs and drives as should.”

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1948 CJ-2A Livingston, MT $8000


I would think the rear passenger tire would rub on the exhaust pipe when flexed??

“Fair to good condition two sets of tires looking to trade for UTV. Reduced price”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $6000


It runs.

“I have a 1946 vec has original running engine and drive train this jeep did not come with solid rims from the factory so the rims it has are original all gauges work rear main seal on engine is leaking will need to be replaced original sparton horn that works i have a 3a passenger seat u can trade for a 2a seat clean title asking $6000 firm located in New Mexico will ship at buyers expense pm me if interested jeep has original frame tag that matches title”

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1954 CJ-3B Phoenix, AZ $6000


I’m thinking we’ve seen this one for sale previously.

“Chevy v8 Original axles and gears Will climb without you just leave her in gear Fuel pump is weak but last time I thought I was selling it about a year it ran but we didn’t air up the tires And the the kid that was buying never showed up No I will not part it out Mileage unknown it was only ever used for deer hunting, moving need gone It is now on a trailer and mobile for hauling”

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1946 CJ-2A Wahpeton, MN $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/19/2021) The pics are the best, but no obvious rust.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A: 4X4, Hi/LO Tranny, Fully Restored, New Gas Tank, Fuel Pump, Carb, New Planed Head, Tufted Seats, Roll Bar, Soft Top, Spare Gas Tank and Carrier, Chrome Spokes, Newer Tires, Toll Bar, Original Horn Works! Heater, Radio, Newer Paint, New Battery, Runs like a Kitten, 2nd Owner 53 years, Driven in Many Parades. No Tire Kickers,”

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1964 CJ-6 Morland, KS $11,000


Mostly stock CJ-6.

“1964 Jeep CJ 6, very very rare. Very original, runs, stops, steers great needs very little to be perfect”

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1956 CJ-5 Durango, CO $5500


This is a non runner with a Kelly hardtop. The bumper is unusual. This has the 0-8 KS speedometer with the needle still intact (a rarity).

“1956 Willys Jeep CJ5, barn find, not currently running, 134 hurricane engine, three speed manual, winter hard top, has Dana 25 front axel and Dana 44 rear end, heater and red vinyl seats. Asking $5,500”

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Year? M-38? Cahone, CO $10,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/22/2021) Has a variety of updates. It’s listed as a 1945, but has M-38 attributes.

“Willys jeep , Chevy 350 , competition cam, electronic ,ignition , Shimed gears, New gauges stainless steel Dash, Newer electric harness, New tires, Warner winch, extra fuel tank in rear, New ball joints in front, disc brakes and back.runs great”

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1947 CJ-2A Placerville, CA $15,900


No pics provided.


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1953 Truck Bloomfield, CT $3000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Bill shared this project truck. He’s hoping someone gets it so that he’s no longer tempted by it.

“1953 Willys Overland, with plow.
Been in my family since 1963 (have bill of sale from then) and was in running condition 25 years ago when i parked it in my garage. My grandfather used it to plow his very long driveway. I started a restoration in the 1980’s but never finished.
Its been sitting outside now for about 6 years and I am too old at this point to restore it.
Asking $3000 or best offer”

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1953 CJ-3B JeepRod Safford, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Jeep Rods

It’s very much a project.

“1953 Willys has 350 vortec/ 700r4 with new carb intake, hei distributor, edlebrock carb. Sitting on t-bucket rear and front suspension. It is about 90% finished, I have just about everything to finish it, brake lines, steering column, wiring, new tires, lots of extra parts also. Pm with any questions asking price is $4,000 obo”

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1947 CJ-2A Omaha, NE $2200


Not sure how much value is here.

“1947 Willie’s roller frame. Title in hand. 305 motor and transmission pos s-10 rearend.”

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1953 CJ-3B Loveland, CO $10,000(?)


Perhaps the price is just a placeholder?

“Old Willys, it has the original flat head The motor was rebuilt and at the most it had 5000 miles on it it has just been parked , it would make a great project car I would trade it for and older motor home or a car that runs good as well”

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1950 CJ-3A Long Beach, CA $11,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/28/2021) It’s a project.

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“Rolling project. Most of the hard stuff is done.

Rust free tub, nice and straight. Some small damage on the passenger side (see photo). The frame is not boxed.

Strong 289. Cammed and stroked to 305. Holley TA-II carb. Dual Flowmasters.

Original 3-speed Transmission and D18 Xfer case.

I have a NP435 and Novak adapter kit to mate with a D20 transfer case. Rebuild kits for both, new 6 spline main shaft for the transmission, and new input gear for the transfer case. Everything is there to build it out and hook it up to the D44’s. The transmission was rebuilt for a 2wd, so it will need to be redone to mate with the transfer case.

Frame horns extended and shackles reversed. Saginaw steering already swapped in.

EZ Wire 12 fuse mini kit. (I don’t think they offer this kit anymore). The wiring is not finished, but the engine wiring is roughed in and it will run. New alternator and relay, fusible link etc…
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1967 Photo of a 1943 Ford GPA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo of an unusual Ford GPA/jeep build has appeared in several places on Facebook, but appears to have been originally posted to the Forgotten Oregon Facebook Group. The photo was taken in Vernonia, Oregon, in 1967. The 1943 Ford GPA was modified by Brad Garner’s father. The shop next to The Jeep is the Vernonia Eagle newspaper office.


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1955 CJ-3B Maple Hill, KS $12,000


Looks in good shape.

“Willys Jeep 1955 CJ 3B I am the third owner of this vehicle it’s all original except it has been converted to 12 V. I still have the original 6 V generator. I had the original vacuum wiper motor as well.also has a best topper Runs and drives good Also have the following spare parts which can be negotiated for: 4 extra rims with tires in good condition transfer case transmission front and rear axle Steel topper only covers half of vehicle”

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1947 CJ-2A/GPW Prague, NE $8000


This has a GPW body.

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“1947 Willys CJ2. I got this 5 years ago and haven’t done much to it. It has a rebuilt carb, new gas lines, new gas tank, tires are a two years old and has a lot of life left, new ignition, added a overfill tank for the radiator, and redone the wiring. All lights work( headlights, tail lights and brake lights). Seat were done before I got it. Rhino lined the floor. Nothing special about the paint. We got it for my youngest son to do car shows. Never been trailered aways drove it to the shows with no problem. 100+ round trip miles. No longer interested in shows and hate to see it just sit. Use it now once a week to go fishing. Comes with a lot of parts don’t know much about them got them when I got the jeep. Title is clean and clear”

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1944 MB Citrus Heights, CA $8500


Looks solid. Has mods. Needs some brake work.

“1944 Willys Jeep MB runs and drives great hunting camping Jeep! Comes with tow dolly. Rebuilt 2.8 liter Ford V6 171 ci. New carburetor, starter, fuel pump, battery, clutch, aluminum radiator, exhaust, new matching 5 rims and tires! Great little Jeep. Nice interior. Brakes could use some love. Clean title on non- op in my name. No back fees”

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