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Day 8 Aug 9th: Collecting Penneys

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<–  Day 7 Aug 8th: Visiting St. John’s For The Halibut | Day 9 Aug 10: Primitive Camping –>


Bill, Kevin, Eric Penney, Cowboy, and Jim. We met Eric’s son Todd Penney in Fort Nelson in 2017.

Our intrepid Newfoundland crew spent the day meeting more folks and taking in the sights.

They started the morning at the break of dawn, hoping to see the first rays of sun to hit the North American continent. So, they drove to Cape Spear (A National Historic Site), the most eastern edge of Canada. However, Mother Nature fooled them, hiding the sun behind some clouds ….





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DJ-5 Military Photos

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Old Images

Gayland won these images at an auction. Like yesterday’s brochure, these show what at least some of the Army’s DJ-5s looked like. He’s got some naval photo images he plans to share later.

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Fixing Up a Walnut Tree

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Bernd was busy with his CJ-5 again, this time straightening up his brother’s walnut tree. He wrote, “Yesterday the Jeep helped us setting upright my brother’s walnut tree, which was bent by the wind. I applied the force carefully und manually with a wire rope hoist. The Jeep served as an anchor.”

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Day 7 Aug 8th: Visiting St. John’s For The Halibut

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<–  Day 6 Aug 7th: New Found Land Ho! | Day 8 Aug 9th: Collecting Penneys –>


A photo of the highway from Argentia to Pippy Park, NL

After a 16-hour ferry ride (I finally received information on the correct length of the journey) Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the crew reached their destination: Newfoundland. It was a little wetter than expected.


When the Newfoundland crew awoke and strolled out onto the ferry deck on Thursday morning, it was a bit cloudy, but the views were still gorgeous.  Here are some photos:

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Here’s a great shot of Kathy Jo, Joe, Jim and Kevin, on the ferry:


The crew landed and disembarked; the first indication that they’d landed in the right place was this huge welcome sign:
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1961 Parkway Wagon Surrey, BC, Make Offer

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Johnny is selling this late model Parkway Conversion wagon project.

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“1961 Willys Wagon Utyility Delivery 4X4. Has rear swing doors and a parkway conversion. This is a project. All parts are there, most in boxes. However a body restoration process has already begun. The new rear quarter panels need to be attached and floors need some new metal. Comes with new quarter panels. Original driver/passenger doors have very little or no rust. Spare… hood, grill, and left/right front fenders, each are very good and straight. Spare driver/passenger doors, in average condition. I have had it stored in my heated garage since 1986. Open to offers.”

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1948 CJ-2A Orangevale, CA $11,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(08/07/2018) Entry sides have been altered.

“1948 Willys CJ2a, total restoration (frame off). Every mechanical and electric system is new or rebuilt: steering, suspension, brakes, fuel, cooling and drive train. It has not been registered and used since the restoration was completed. The only conversion from original equipment is a dual reservoir master cylinder and dry element air filter. Please call with questions, but do not make an offer without looking at it. Clean title in hand. ”

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Updates Over the Next Few Days


I’m spending the latter part of this week and weekend with Ann’s family as part of Stongfest (their annual reunion). So, I won’t be doing many updates other than she ones I’ll be doing for the Newfoundland crew (as well as Facebook updates).

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Day 6 Aug 7th: New Found Land Ho!

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<–  Day 5 Aug 6th: Scooting Across to Nova Scotia | Day 7 Aug 8th: Visiting St. John’s For The Halibut –>


Bill’s CJ-5 is loaded and ready for the ferry ride to Newfoundland. Bill, nice work on that photo!

UPDATE: It turns out the ferry takes 16 hours to reach Newfoundland from Nova Scotia, so they traveled over night on the ferry.

On Wednesday the group had a short drive from Linwood to Sydney, Nova Scotia, where they caught a ferry to Newfoundland. The ferry ride is around 16 hours (or so I was told), so they don’t arrive until Thursday morning.


You can see the crew drove for less than 2 hours (lower left), so after several longs days, the start to their day has been pleasantly short.

The Newfoundland 2019 (or Rust) crew enjoyed a nice group breakfast to start their morning yesterday. That’s a pretty nice view!


On the left side of the table, front to back, we have Donna Ogle, Kathy Jo Ingrum, Scott Ingrum, Jim Fowler. On the right side, front to back, we have Tom “Cowboy” Ogle, Kevin “Smith”, Bill Reiss, and Joe Bee (his FB name … aka the mechanical genius).

After breakfast, the crew hit the road. At some point, Joe Bee’s alternator protested it’s working conditions and decided to strike, causing Joe’s battery to falter. Joe countered by borrowing a battery from Cowboy and Donna’s trailer. Then, they hunted down a new alternator.


The view below is not an uncommon site on our trips. He’s usually arm’s deep helping fix his own or someone else’s jeep.

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Brochure Showing DJ-5s Were Marketed to Military

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UPDATE: I’ve added the missing page (it’s the one with the 6 Dispatchers in a circle).

Gayland scored this rare brochure that demonstrates that DJ-5s were marketed to the military by AM General.

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1972 CJ-6 Lacey, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: This has been relisted at BAT (not sure if it is by the original or new owner). Thanks to Chad for spotting it.

“This 1972 Jeep CJ6 was reportedly purchased new from Sanford Motors in Tacoma, Washington and is said to have later remained in storage for 31 years with its second owner. Power comes from a 304ci V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case, and the body is finished in President Red with a white soft top over a black interior. The seller acquired the Jeep five months ago, and service in that time is said to have included a new brake light switch, an oil change, and a clutch adjustment. This CJ6 shows approximately 46k miles and is offered with a custom auxiliary fuel tank, a spare set of tires, removed parts, a service manual, and a clean Washington State title in the seller’s name.

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1953 CJ-3B Hopewell Junction, NY Free


Ryan spotted this free stuff.

“Old willys jeep cj3. Frame is extended and on dodge ram axles (additional rear axle included). Needs a lot of work but could either be a project or just to scrap. Missing grill and hood. No wheels so it would have to be flat bedded out on dollys. I can offer minimal assistance getting it off jack stands and removing from garage. Completely free”

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Day 5 Aug 6th: Scooting Across to Nova Scotia

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<– Day 4 Aug 5th: Lobster Tales and Other Stories | The NF Trip 2019

UPDATE: It seems I landed flat on my face. It turns out that there is a Saint John, New Brunswick, and a St. John’s, Newfoundland, (thank you Ian). It’s all very hard to see that accurately from where I am on the West Coast. So my apologies! 

On Tuesday the crew drove from Saint John, NB, to Linwood, Nova Scotia, a distance of just under 300 miles.


Yesterday the Newfoundland 2019 (or Rust) crew woke to a beautiful morning near the bustling city of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Here is a beautiful pic of St. John, NB:


I learned Tuesday that the crew had been in Canada almost 24 hours, yet still hadn’t been to a Tim Horton’s, the second greatest thing Canada has ever produced; the greatest thing the country has produced, of course, are stand-in movie locations: Vancouver as Portland (I’m looking at you Grimm) or the Drumheller Valley in place of the US West (Unforgiven).

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Roberto’s Latest Works For Sale

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Robert has added these works to his list of items for sale. Email him at robflores @ (remove spaces around the @) if there’s something you’d like (or to have a custom illustration done).





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Idaho Truck w/ Service Bed

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TJ was in Idaho the last couple of days visiting a friend. While there, he and his friend helped out a neighbor who uses a truck with a service bed to pull a baler, pictured below. Cool truck!





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1978 Brian Chuchua Coloring book

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UPDATE: I originally wrote this post prior to the end of the auction, as I new I’d be busy all night. I should have known that someone would sweep in and snap this up for more than the $10 I was willing to pay. So, I actually missed out on this one.

I could imagine there are few, if any, left. I’ve considered doing a coloring book, but have no way to gauge the interest on something like that.

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1959 Wagon Petersburg, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,990.

Ed is regretfully selling his beloved beautiful 1959 wagon.

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“For Sale, a 1959 Willys Overland Utility Wagon.
Willys Overland is the God Father of the American Jeep.
It is a 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual, dual range, posi rear end. 4×4.
It has 16,000+ on it. When I got it it still had the original tires on it. The spare tire is original and never been used. I still have them and they will go with the Willys.
It is 12 volt original, it actually had a radio which I had updated. It is a workhorse, it likes 50 mph due to the 4.38 rear end in it.
It is a good award winner at shows if you like car shows. I always get a thumbs up when I drive it.
It is very original and an easy car to work on. Even has the original straw type headliner which is in very good shape. I will be adding pics the next few days. You might of seen it around the Petersburg – Springfield area.
Open to a reasonable offer as well.

I replaced all the fluids, dropped the gas tank and had it cleaned, replaced the bushings in the springs, rebuild the carb, new brake lines and master cylinder, reground all the lights, has an Optima battery in it, had the wiper motor rebuilt, dropped the transmission and had it checked out. Plus a lot of little things.”

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1952 CJ-3A Austin, TX $4500


Has an unsual paint job. Might have some boat seats in it.

“1952 Willys – Overland Jeep. Fair condition with Elect. Wipers, Spoke Wheels, New Carb., New Starter.”


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Year? M-38 **SOLD**





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1959 CJ-3B and 2 Trailers Austin, TX $7500


This includes a dolly trailer and Bantam TC3 trailer.

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“1959 Jeep CJ3B, 1947 Bantam TC3 trailer and JEEP dolly to haul any flat fender JEEP. 3B has a rebuilt F134 Hurricane engine and runs pretty good. Transmission and transfer case were rebuilt at the same time and were all installed almost 4 years ago. Needs a carb rebuild since it has been sitting. Has a Warn Overdrive installed which gives a 30% reduction in engine speed and doubles the number of gears you have.

All of the work that I have done to it was completed a little over 3 years ago. Complete braking system, except hard lines, was done. BF Goodrich All-Terrains were installed. All seats redone. Duraliner bed liner rolled into the tub. Rattle can paint job in desert tan. Bluetooth stereo.

Jeep is overall in good shape. There are some rust holes and a few places underneath where someone welded on some random plate for repairs. 1947 Bantam is in pretty good shape. Has some rust spots in the tub. Tows great, tires are good and lights work.

Jeep Dolly is made specifically for hauling flat fender Jeeps. Balanced good and has a trailer brake.

Have titles for all. $7,500 cash gets everything and some miscellaneous parts that I have as well.”

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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO $3000


The body appears a bit dinged up.

“1948 Willy’s cj2a . Runs and drives. New battery, starter and wire harness. Super rare factory 16 wheels with Goodyear wrangler tires”

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1957? CJ-6 Johnstown, CO $9750


Has upgrades. The title lists it as a 1954, so the seller isn’t sure why that is.

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“Solid jeep, lots of new parts, just added power steering, new wiring, new brake master, new hydraulic clutch, new swing pedals, new tail lights, corner guards, seats (bucket front, bench rear). New heater/defrost, radiator, alternator, power steering pump, clutch, headers (outside frame), exhaust.  Just repaired rust in floor pan and structure, repaired tailgate rust, new instrument gauges, new dash cover (hand made/fit), repaired firewall.

This is set up for jeeping, geared really low for off-road, not for highways.  I have additional roll bar from CJ7, I was going to use for parts to create front cage at windshield, just haven’t gotten to it.

Paint in poor condition, former owner used bed-liner and rolled on lime green paint, comes off with ease though.

Additional pics available.  Will take only reasonable offers.

The wierd thing, this is titled as a 1954, but CJ6’s weren’t made until 1955. VIN starts with 57, so I think that is what it is supposed to be.”


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1946 CJ-2A Scottsdale, AZ $5700


Some more pics would help.

“OD green, with 5 brand new tires, 6 cylinder Studebaker engine. Extra fuel tank for extended range and extra 5 gallon gas cans mounted to Jeep. Runs excellent, just changed oil and air filters. Ready for your enjoyment as is or for restoration.”


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1950 CJ-3A Santee, CA $4000


Appears worth a look.

“1950 cj3a ,only an enthusiast can tell the difference between an m38 and cj3a I was clueless. I am leaving california and am paring down the projects. Runs and drives restoration started by previous owner and I had a stroke so won’t be continuing . Needs paint, engine and drivetrain are done. New soft top, Interior work, battery, Master cyl.”

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1951 M-38 Tucson, AZ $2800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/23/2019) Some more pics would be helpful, but there seems to be potential here.

“1951 willy’s jeep. Great project. Has v-6. Great shape for age. Surface rust. $2800 obo. Clean az title.”


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1956 CJ-6 Norco, CA $4000


This is a project sitting on Scout axles.

“1956 jeep cj6 original tub, grill, tailgate. Currently sitting on a scout frame and axles. Has 1 piece front end and full painless wiring kit. Has surface rust. Body is strait except. Rear corners has a 350 block, torque flight 727 auto and dana tcase. No tittle.”