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Year? CJ-3A Santa Margarita, CA $2100

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2023) Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/858423522170369

“50 cj3 pinto moter no time to restore”

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1965 Jeep News Volume 11 Number 1

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This eight-page 1965 Jeep News Volume 11 Number 1 kicked off 1965 with the announcement that 1964 had been the best sales year in history. The article specifically targets the Tux Park CJ-5s as an important driver of the success. Page two shares the news that the Kaiser-backed Willys Overland do Brasil had begun building a second plant in Brazil; also noteworthy is that the Brazilian company was the largest publicly held company in Brazil at that time.

Page three contains an article about Pope Paul IV conferring the order of St. Gregory upon the President of the Industrias Kaiser Argentina S.A., which, to me, seems a curious distinction given all the other people in the world doing important things and the fact that the Knights Commander seems a fairly rare award (I tried to find the total number of recipients, but had no luck). Lower on the page is a photo of a CJ-3B carrying the Pope in Bombay, which causes the cynic in me to wonder about the timing of these two events. I’m sure it’s a coincidence.

Page four is dealer news. Page five covers the use of Tux Parks in former President Kennedy’s inauguration parade. We’ve seen a couple of these with the dash plaque pop up for sale since the start of eWillys. Page six tells the story of the John B. Calfee family, who traveled Europe driving a Wagoneer that pulled a travel trailer. Pages seven and eight have a few different mini-stories and photos.

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November 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News

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One of the blurbs this four-page November 1962 issue highlights is the introduction of an electric motor kit for the Forward Control Jeeps.

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The Airstream-Jeep Rabbit Hole

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Some of you may have seen an image of a CJ-2A setup to pull an Airstream trailer that has gone around Facebook. Unfortunately, there was no history attached to that image. So, that’ got me hunting for more information. Below is my quick education on the Airstream history. I’m sure some of. you folks know more, so correct me if need be.

I was able to find a few more images of that CJ-2A and trailer, which has led me to believe that Airstream founder Wally Byam used that jeep, probably purchased in Europe, to pull his trailer around Europe during Wally’s first trip in 1948, which he used to scout various countries for future caravans. However, I have so far been unable to find anyone explicitly saying that Wally did that. But, the jeep is a CJ-2A, so the timeline fits. The top looks similar to other European tops of the late 1940s, and in Europe I suspect there weren’t many vehicle options at that time. Here are the pics I found, the first being the one circulating on Facebook:

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Wally Byam sitting in one of his early trailers. A Cj-2A with a European style top appears to be the pull-rig. I believe this would be 1948.

This photo, clearly in Europe, was posted on this site taken in Turkey, from the 1948 trip:

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And this photo posted on this site. I assume this is in Europe, but cannot confirm it:

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As the Airstream trailer business grew, Wally began encouraging traveling, leading some international caravans himself.

In 1951, he led a trip into Mexico and Central America, using what looks to be an early Jeep Wagon.

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I found this example of a wagon pulling a trailer, but can’t determine when or where this occurred.

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Eventually, Wally assembled the first around-the-world Airstream caravan that travelled over the course of 1963-1964 30,000 miles through thirty countries with 104 people in 40 Airstream trailers. Here’s a video about one family’s take on the event.

According to the video’s summary, Journalist Mac Smith was hired to document the trip and brought along his wife Jackie and their three children, Lorie, Judy, and Scott. Mac would go on to write an account of the Around the World Caravan in his 1966 book, Thank You, Marco Polo: The Story of the First Around-the-World Trailer Caravan [which appears to be out of print].”

So, as you can see, I kind of fell down a rabbit hole of Airstream history.

 
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Ohio State Patrol’s CJ-2As and Trailers

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While researching the Airstream history, I discovered a couple photos of the Ohio State Patrol’s communication trailers and jeeps, purchased in ’46 or ’47. There were several of these combos used for special tasks, such as enforcing aviation offenses.

This photo was posted to Cleveland.com (have to scroll down a bit):

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This photo was posted onto LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ohio-state-highway-patrol_oshp90th-activity-7126255477654523905-RtsY?trk=public_profile_like_view

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DJ-3A Production Years and Serial Numbers

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This image used to be on Bruce Again’s JeepSurreyGala website. I figured it would be good to repost them here. They show the serial numbers of DJ-3A Dispatcher and Surrey models over the production period 1956-1965. As you can see, the 1962 year is missing.

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Military DJ-5s

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UPDATE: Barney added to this discussion. He had a customer who refurbed a military DJ-5. 

Barney wrote: “Years ago I sold parts to a customer who had a military DJ5. He restored it to USMC tribute because it had been a Marine Corp vehicle. I have attached 2 photos. Note that it is left hand drive.  He said they were used for base runabouts – messengers, delivery, etc. Obviously the graphics are not original but a tribute to his own service with the Corps.

I know the military used CJ5s stateside in the 70s and 80s and even in civilian colors as if they had got it from a dealership. Saw a 73 CJ that was and  metallic green with a white Meyers hard top   and a blue cherry on top as it was an MP Jeep at Fort Ord CA. I saw it patrolling the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey”

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Chris was kind enough to share images of his DJ-5 that was purchased my the military. It just shows that the AM General DJ-5s were used by more than just the USPS.

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DJ-3A Carter Carb Forms

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Matthew was kind enough to send along a scan he did of the YF2392s Carter Carburetor used on a variety of DJ-3As. This is Form 5170A. A later form, 5170D, features the YF2392sa version of the carb.

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I’ll include here a comment from this discussion of these same carbs, which also includes the linkage issue I ran into, that was copied by Charles Tate from a now-non-working-thread from an old CJ-3Bpage discussion (that quoted Bruce Agan):

Hi Barry. As a DJ3A Enthusiast I have to limit my response to that carburetor only.

Quote from Bruce Agan (jeepsurreygala.com) and premier expert on DJ3A Dispatchers September 20, 2011 07:42 PM

“the dj has always used the YF carb. 1955-56 parts lists show both the YF 2392 & YF 738S & 738SA carbs used on the early DJs. the YF 738 carb was the original carb used on the 4-63, VJ-2, VJ-3 (Jeepster”

Quote from OLDTIME from Deriks CJ3B bulletin board

“The specifications for the 2392 S are not identical to the more commonly found Jeep YF carburetors.
That implies differences such as the main metering jets, the metering rods etc. ”

Those specifications can be seen on Carter form #’s 5170 and 5170d

The difference between yf2392s and 2392sa was likely going from a air bypass check ball an air bypass check needle.

As said Barry I know absolutely nothing about the earlier CJ3A carbureator per sey. What I ‘think’ is that the YF Series carburetor used on the DJ3A dispatcher had a larger throat bore.

IF SO, then we can refer back to this comment from KEN (OLDTIME)

“Larger diameter throat bore = decrease air velocity = increase of the air % to fuel % = lean fuel mix =
better operation at high altitude or burnt valves at designated altitude”

If all of the above is true then it might also be true that better operation doesn’t necessarily equate to more actual horsepower???

More information and my actual rebuilding of a yf2392s carburetor here along with some of the research quoted”

 
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1976 CJ-5 Sussex, WI $14,000

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Someone went all out with this rebuild.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3678135442466654

“1976 Jeep CJ 5, 304ci V-8, Custom headers, 4 spd (Granny Low), 3.70 (stock) rear end, Fiberglass Tub(all other steel is Jeep o.g.), Original Jeep hardtop, Full frame off restoration finished in 2010, Rebuilt Engine, Trans, Rear End, Brakes ect. 12,000 miles since restoration, Have original bumpers, Have back seat(matches front seats), Custom Straight Line Interior. $14,000”

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1970 CJ-5 (Canada-made) Hamden, CT $10,000

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John and Jeff shared this Canadian-made CJ-5. It looks in good shape. That’s a curious radio setup in the dash.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/d/hamden-vintage-wd-1970-jeep-cj5-with/7718824121.html

or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/776254771044083/

“Unique GM Buick “fireball” 90-degree 225 cu in (3.7 L) “The Dauntless” V6 engine.
🔹Ample horsepower curve at 160HP and broad torque of 235 ft. lbs.
🔹T-14 manual three-speed transmission with Dana 18 transfer case with a single stick.
🔹2-barrel carburetor.
🔹Dana 27A 4.88 gears open diff front axle.
🔹Possibly the factory 30 spline one-piece flanged offset rear diff Dana 44.
🔹15-inch Kelsey Hayes rim and hub
🔹11-gallon gas tank located under the driver seat.
🔹Meyer M-III Cab, safety glass station wagon visibility.
🔹Roll-down windows, and easy-access rear opening.
🔹Custom-classic Meyer U-13 Serial Electric Hydraulic snowplow pump.

🗽Ride proud and take home a piece of Americana’s culture and history. It is a definite classic collector item. The 1970 Jeep CJ-5 is an iconic vehicle that holds a special place in automotive history and the Buick “fireball” V6 left a lasting mark on automotive history.

💰Place your offer by DM, text, email, or in person. The starting offer must be more than $10,000. Serious offers only. Kindly, place your highest and best offer.”

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1956 CJ-3B Abington, CT $15,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/25/2023) This has a rare ventilation windshield. This appears to have been part of a Salem Air Station Search and Rescue Team.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1010014566870701

“F Head 4 cylinder
Motor rebuilt 2 years ago
Restored 20 years ago
Mileage 2,000 on motor since rebuild
Comes with soft top and doors”

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1947 CJ-2A Yucaipa, CA $4000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000 .. I thought this one had sold.

(07/03/2023) It’s a project with a 283/t90 combo and 2 225 Buick V6s, along with an SM420.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/943048480129807

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“1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A. M38 body CJ3a windshield T-90 3 speed 283 small block Chevy Motor is good, just pulled it to replace the distributor and I take manifold. Motor is still out, I don’t have time or desire to finish it. Trades welcome. Examples: Center Console fishing boat Ford Maverick Grabber and other muscle cars (1975 and older) Truck bed camper 8′ Hobie PA14 Datsun 510 / Z Honda XR650L”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Belleville, IL $7900

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This includes the trailer (M101?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/353999697393086

“Runs good had to take it off the market due to starter problems put new starter plugs points battery good to go $7,900 for Jeep and trailer nobody has even looked at it yet can’t believe it”

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1948 CJ-2A/MB Alma, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It’s a combination of MB and CJ-2A and other parts, but it is a budget friendier flat fender option.

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“4 Sale By Owner 1948 Willys CJ2A
-Engine: Dauntless V6 -VIN/Serial#: 211056 -12 Volt -Manual Transmission -4 Wheel Drive -Electric In Line Fuel Pump -Windshield Is Complete But Glass Is Cracked -Black Out Lights (New) -Mechanical Fuel Pump Is Included -Tailgate Mount Jerry Can -All 3 Seat Frames -Very Nice Body – No Rust -Frame Is Good – Beefed Up At Some Point -Key Switch/Key (New) -All Gauges Replaced (New) -76 Years Old
Equipped With The Dauntless V6 Engine Made By Buick. Not The Original Engine But Was A Popular Replacement With More Power. I Purchased This Jeep As Is From The Previous Owner Who Stated It Runs Great But Needs Brakes. I Haven’t Tested Any Components But The Engine Does Roll Over By Hand. There Is Not A Title But They Are Simple To Obtain If Wanted For Road Use. You Don’t See Them In This Good Of Shape Often. This Unit Is Worth Substantially More Completed.”

 
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Olgesby Cast Jeep St. Charles, IL $25

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This could be good for parts or a rebuild. Replacement windshields can be found here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1340105314048238/

“Missing sterling wheel and front windshield. 70 years old”

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1954 M-170 Anaheim, CA $10,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

(04/03/2023) Looks in great shape. No description provided, but a video is included of it driving.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/222144860829526

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1960 CJ-5 Beloit, WI $5000

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This may run and drive. It has been sitting a few years.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/902767391463724/

“See photos. Listing for my father so please be patient for replies. Vehicle is located in Janesville. Mileage I do not have.”

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1952 M-38A1 Brownsville, OR $2750

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TJ spotted this project. Given the winch, and the price, this running jeep may be worth a look. Can’t tell what condition the body is in due to snow.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/931160111430905

“Needs a new home, just been sitting. Rancho suspension, buick odd fire v6. She starts and drives with external fuel supply. Comes with 15 gallon fuel tank and line. Needs work. No trades please”

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1954 CJ-3B Porterfield, WI $1500

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Maybe some parts value?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/882441293547524/

“Had it running 7-8 years ago believe its a 1950 bill of sale mostly all there”

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1947 CJ-2A Yucca Valley, CA $5100

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This has some rust issues. It does include a new OD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1147212673317554

’47 Willys CJ2A. 153ci GM 4cyl engine, T-90-3speed trans. Warn Brand All Gear Overdrive, C-18 Transfer case. New fuel tank, New Battery, New fuel pump, tires good.”

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1950 CJ-3A Billerica, MA $2500

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Thanks to Geoff for spotting this one. It could be a good price!

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/for/d/north-billerica-willys-jeep-1950/7719169651.html

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“The Willys has been sitting in a temperature controlled garage since the early 1990’s and hasn’t been started in years, so you will need a trailer or ramp truck to remove.

A complete list of all parts currently available for restoration will be available with the vehicle.

May be seen by appointment only. Contact via email.

$2500.00 cash. Lower offers in person only. Delivery not available, but we can help load.”

 
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1964 Jeep News Volume 10 Number 7

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This end-of-year 1964 Jeep News Volume 10 Number 7 was expanded to twelve pages. The issue starts with some dealer news on page one. Page two reports on the success of Meyer hardtops and how demand forced an increase in production at Meyer Products, Inc. Dealers found them easier than most to install with less rattles while driving. On the lower left of page two, it’s noted that Jeep dealers often loaned jeeps to campaign committees of both parties. I didn’t know that happened.

Page three includes a story about Cold Spring, New York, ‘Jeep’ dealer William M. McAndrew and how his firm loaned 4WD vehicles to fire fighters during a hard-to-reach fire. On page three’s lower left is a rare XM-677 sighting, though much of it is blocked by Brazilian Army officers. Page four begins with a letter from Bruce Grantland, who wrote a review of the Wagoneer for Trailer Life Magazine (09/64). Page four also includes a pic from the “Kaiserama” exhibit, then located at the Kaiser center in Oakland, California. Page five has mostly dealer news, though a pic of some the 42 jeeps owned by the Nursery Company out of Azusa, California is included.

Pages six and seven share international news and pics. Page eight includes a photo of the Radio Patrol Club operated by the Keystone Automobile Club that traveled the Philadelphia metropolitan area helping folks in trouble. Page nine highlights some KJC military vehicle news. Pages ten and eleven shows a Gladiator Fire Truck, among other story snippets. Page twelve covers some Canadian jeep news.  It also includes a photo of an FC-150 pulling a big truck with a three-story-house as its cargo; the little jeep that could!

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September 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News

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The four-page 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News didn’t ‘wow’ me, but maybe you all see something I don’t.

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1961 CJ-5 Morristown, NJ $23,000

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Gary shared this low-mile CJ-5, which rings in at 6,619 miles (assuming it hasn’t been run backwards). Given the overall condition, it seems probable that the mileage is accurate, though I’m surprised at the mods given its short work life.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/676854427864186

“Selling a one registered owner 1961 CJ5. 6k ORIGINAL MILES. I bought from original owner 20 some years ago. Still in his name with ORIGINAL NJ title . This CJ5 is as good as you could ever find. ORIGINAL EVERYTHING including tires. ( Goodyear Suburbanites). He used it to plow his drive and go to town. Parked it in heated basement with chains still on it in 1983. Hasn’t been started in 40 years. A TIME CAPSULE”

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1947 CJ-2A Kubota-Powered North Dakota $15,000

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Roger is selling his Kubota powered CJ-2A. You can reach him via phone at 701 471 7910.

“-Freshly rebuilt Kubota V2203 engine with Overland Diesel adapter and turbo kit.
-Stock 3 speed with Dana 18 t case
-New soft top and doors.
-Rebuilt front end with Lock Rite locker and disc brakes
-Rebuilt rear end
-31” tires with Beadlock wheels
-Has rear seat
-Warn 8274 winch
Located in ND and asking $15,000”

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