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Civilian 1/4 Ton Low-Hood Grilles

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: This post ran in October of 2016.

A series of emails about grilles led to the creation of this graphic. I believe my draft below is accurate based on the research I’ve done today, but if you see an error, don’t be shy about pointing it out. The grille I’m least sure about is the 1959 and later DJ-3A grille. I’m looking for more evidence that the late DJs used grilles with horizontal holes for attaching the parking lights, a necessary change because they used different parking lights after sn 14103 in 1959.

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As further evidence, the graphic below shows an early and late DJ-3A parking light schematics. This was assembled by Bruce Again and posted at the former jeeosurreygala.com site. I’ve combined what he published and turned it into this image:

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The CJ-3B grilles were changed in a similar fashion in 1956. Derek has covered this issue well. And, as you can see below, CJ-5s were also switched in late 1956 or early 1957.  Continue reading

 
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1951 CJ-3A Kaycee, WY $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/19/2021) The body may need some work. The passenger floor has a patch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/821104965250791

“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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1948 CJ-2A Redding, CA $7250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7250.

(11/05/2021) Has a custom windshield and a PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2913388365582064

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“tarts and runs
Original 4 cyl motor
3 speed manual transmission
Odometer says 18k, but does not work.
Speedo and other gauges work.

Used for numerous years during hunting season and stored, covered, and maintained when not in use.

Newer exterior paint
Rhino lined interior
Reinforced Steps/Body
Electrical fuel pump
No dents
Winch and tow bar”

 
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JEEPS: Junior Emergency Everyday Production-Picking Service

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Here’s one of those odd, jeep-related stories that has nothing to do with jeep vehicles. In this case, the April 26th, 1943, edition of the News and Observer out of Raleigh, North Carolina, published an article about the answer to a farm problem: JEEPS. The backronym stands for Junior Emergency Everyday Production-Picking Service, a group of mobile boys and girls who offered to help farmers with various farm tasks.

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1943 Photo on Supply Route in Italy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Looks like a slat grille.

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“1943 Press Photo American jeep passes workers on a supply route in Italy. This is an original press photo. Italy — An American jeep rolls along the broad supply route in an Italian wilderness that a short time ago was a mere mule-track. Skilled United States engineers literally carved out the road during the battle for Naples, using bulldozers, cranes and Italian laborers to rush through the job.Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-12-1943.”

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1949 CJ-3A New Plymouth, ID $13,950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This looks in good shape. It has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1005250390017338

“Very nicely restored 49 Willy’s CJ3A, Buick 225 V6 1-1/2″ shackle lift with brand new tires, 31-10,50 15’s. 10 inch brakes all the way around. No tire kickers serious buyers only, no trades. Mileage unknown”

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1948 CJ-2A Gig Harbor, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some updates. One of the windshields is shattered.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/303957858286201

“Title in hand. Original data plates still on the tub. New almost everything. Brakes and brake system and hardlines Exhaust Cooling system Charging system All brand new wiring from willys New floor pan Odd fire v6 Runs and drives 4wd”

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1969 CJ-5 Dually Granite Falls, NC $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

Mike spotted this former trencher with a Meyer half cab for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/242990244604026

“1969 Cj5 “Go-For-Digger” Dually. Came factory with a plow and a back hoe that i don’t have. The Jeep is now mostly disassembled and will need restored. Ran when took apart, I’m sure it can still run. Has rust in the tub but frame is good. I can send current pictures. Have PTO front and rear. F134ci 4 cylinder and 3 speed.”

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1964 RHD Mitsubishi? CJ-3B Springfield, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

This right-hand-drive jeep might be an earlyish Mitsubishi. Note that the hood is stamped “Jeep”. It appears to have a Mitsubishi logo on the top of the grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/217643623744037

“No title 64 Willys Jeep right hand drive does not run has been sitting for 15 to 20 years steering knuckle is broke call for more information”

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1953 M-38A1 Altoona, PA $17,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Bill shared this M-38A1. Though not returned to 100% stock, it looks like it is in good shape.

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“1953 Willy’s M38A1 Military Jeep, Serial Number 63413, 1/4 ton, 4×4, showing 7712 miles, runs and drives as it should, all original except for after market lights to legally travel on the highways, a few switches on the dash and comes with a nice top and doors. Frame, and floor panels are rust free, original front and rear seats are in excellent condition. Also comes with clean Pa title, decals, and Military Service Manuals. Would not take much to make this Willy’s historically correct. Only 10,040 were produced that year. Inspections are welcome.”

 
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CJ-5 Meyer Half Cab Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

Looks like it might clean up pretty well.

“Selling the cab off a 1966 CJ5. Let me know if you have any questions or want additional pictures.”

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1947? CJ-2A Olympia, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This 2A has a replacement body, not an M-38 body. It may have some Allstate or Husky hubs.
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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare M38 engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Placerville, CA $4770

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of updates to this custom rig. It doesn’t seem a bad price?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1016081515837704

“47 Willy’s Jeep rock crawler . Low gears . Automatic with air locker . Disc brakes front and back power steering Old school type will climb straight up. Chevy V8 old beast”

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1959 FC-150 Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This is a raw project.

“If the add is still up, its available. Old Jeep with lots of potential. No title. No Motor, transmission or transfer case”

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1948 CJ-2A Pittsburg, MO $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

This sell also has some other parts for sale.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/pts/d/pittsburg-willys-jeep-1948-cj2a/7410712473.html

“The body on this old jeep is rough. It has no motor. I took the top off the transmission and the gears appear to be all good. The front end and rear end are there and appear to be okay. We have no title, but would make a great rat rod . The front fenders and the grill are good”

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Fiberglass Fenders Apache Junction, AZ $150

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

UPDATE: Price dropped to $150.

(11/18/2021) Looks like a good price. It looks like they were never mounted.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1280919012427866

“Fiberglass fenders they are two of them”

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1948 Cj-2A Woodburn, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price now $6500; the price likely reflects the addition of a diesel engine and a hardtop.

(08/04/2021) Has updates and mods (and 4 seats?). Seller will not accept a bag of crack as payment.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/567345307593498

“Bunch of new stuff. runs and drives when the radiator. has all 4 seats. Someone before me swapped in a ford straight 6. I don’t want to sell this but the wife wants a more “practical” jeep so no I will not take your horrible low ball offer and your bag of crack. Recently bought a hard top and diesel motor.”

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1962 CJ-5 El Centro, CA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

There might be some value here. With a September 1962 build date, t’s likely among the last CJ-5s with the faux battery box lid. No useful description provided. A rear tank appears added to this jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/281121600612246

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Back In Seattle ….

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE 12/05: Sorry there haven’t been many updates. I’ve been catching up on the home front in Prosser. Now, I am back in Seattle for a couple days. We’ve made good progress with mom and she is testing out her new home today. Hopefully, it will work for her. 

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UPDATE 12/02: (oops, put the wrong update-date on this) We stayed with mom through yesterday (Wednesday), then returned home. On Tuesday night, I started coming down with what I believe is some kind of flu (tested negative for covid), so thought I should go home. Ann followed me home a little later. Meanwhile, my aunt found mom a 24/hour elder-home run with a limited number of tenants run by a nurse that is just a few minutes from my aunt’s house; it sounds like a nice place for mom to stay for a while. It is by no means cheap, but they take and accompany her to doc appointments and offers a doctor that will make visit the house. All this will relieve huge burdens on all of us. 

Several times during the past few days mom didn’t know where she was. When I brought her back from the hospital on Friday (and I won’t get into how difficult it was to get her into the truck at the hospital), I wheeled her into the house, then the kitchen. She slowly stood up with my help and using her walker, then shuffled towards a back glass door that leads to the back deck. I asked where she was going. She said she was trying to figure out how to get into the house. I said we were in the house. She then asked how she could get to the kitchen. I told her we were in the kitchen. Eventually, she got her bearings. But, these moments of confusion, of having no idea where she was at while in her home of 55 years, happened multiple times over the past few days.

Today, I feel better, but don’t feel 100%. So, I’m on bedrest.

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(11/30/2021) Our quick 2 day jaunt to Seattle on Friday has turned into much longer stay. So, things remain on hold on the jeep side of things.

Mom wasn’t taking her LASIX regularly, which led to absorbing water and puffing up. So, not long after we arrived, we were off to the hospital. She stayed two days there, where they managed to get her fluid levels down, but even with lasix and Spiro (short for another drug that helps eliminate water build-up), her heart isn’t keeping up. So, we have her on some bed rest in the hopes we can lower some of the new swelling (not as bad as she was Friday).

Making predictions on how this will play out is difficult. But, one of the best pieces of wisdom we got from one of Ann mother’s doctors was that if the patient’s health decline is over months, the patient likely has months left; if the decline is over weeks, she likely has weeks left; if the decline is over days, she likely has days left. We believe we are well into the weeks category and will plan accordingly.

One the interesting note I read the other day was from a hospice nurse of 6 years, with also 9 years of ICU experience. She said that often folks who are about a month away from passing will imagine seeing or talking with loved ones who have passed or beloved pets, I found it an interesting read, one that’s been consistent with our experiences: https://people.com/health/hospice-nurse-goes-viral-on-tiktok-for-talking-about-patients-final-moments-before-death/

 
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1962 Custom Wagon Build From Australia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Blaine shared this unusual wagon build from Australia. Note the side mounted air cleaners.

https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/gavan-julie-starr-thomas-1962-willys-jeep-wagon

 
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1947 CJ-2A “Bandito” Edition Great Bend, KS **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: It looks like the seller pulled the jeep from the auction.

Bill shared this auction for a 1947 CJ-2A “Bandito” edition. Based on the video, I think the seller was being sarcastic about it being a “Bandito” edition. It comes with an illustrated “Frito Bandito” on the side of it (the mascot for Fritos from 1967-1971 and voiced by none-other-than Mel Blanc).

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“Here we have a good ‘ol 1947 CJ2A. This one came off of a farm in Colorado, where we were lucky enough to find it sitting.

Like most of these old jeeps, it does have some rust, but this one is not rotted away to nothing like so many you see, this one still has a lot to work with. The frame is solid, and the drive train is all there. As you can see – it has been converted to a later valve in head engine, and they added a hood scoop to accommodate this. The scoop could be modified pretty easily to look a little better, but this was pretty common. The engine fires up and sounds great, runs very well. It doesn’t get hot, or leak, and carries good oil pressure. The oil line that goes to the oil pressure gauge did spring a leak, so I pinched it off.

This jeep does go into gear and try to move, but it seems like it is stuck between two gears or stuck in neutral, I’m guessing it’s something pretty simple, as these are very basic to work on.

As you can see in the pictures, this is the extremely rare and highly sought after “bandito” edition. I tried to find the story behind this, but unfortunately it was lost to time. The dash has wood over it, but original steel dash is behind the wood. Has a really cool Austin Healy shift knob! I’m guessing this old jeep could tell some stories! This vehicle will be sold with a State of Kansas dept. of revenue antique bill of sale, I will help with whatever you need if possible.”

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Robert Max and The Long March Home

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos

I don’t remember how I found this video (maybe from Facebook?), but it turned out to be a compelling one. Before his death in 2020, New Jersey resident Robert Max was the last known survivor of the Nazi WWII force laborers. A few years ago, he wrote a book about his experience, then narrated the following forty minute documentary video (playable for free on Vimeo). There’s a pretty interesting twist at the end, too.

Here is Robert Max in a jeep at Camp Atterberry in 1944:

Click on this image to go to the video page:

 

You can learn more here: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2021/11/26/nj-jewish-wwii-vet-subject-bob-max-long-march-home-documentary/8718280002/

 
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A Jeep in an English Hedgerow

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this video about a jeep owner in England who discovered an MB in a hedgerow, only a short distance from his house. Going by the name “British Gollum”, he does a great job of breaking down some details of the tub and how he’s identifying it. It truly is jeep archaeology.

 
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Chuck Conners, Dodge Truck, and Desert Dogs

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For you Desert Dog lovers out there, Gordon shared a 1977 magazine ad that showed Chuck Conners pitching Dodge Trucks. Interesting enough, the truck was equipped with Desert Dogs (unmentioned in the ad).Unfortunately, I downloaded the pic a week or so ago and can’t locate it at the moment.

However, I was able to locate a commercial, also featuring Chuck, that has a
shows off a 1977 Dodge Pick Up PowerWagon D-200 with Desert Dogs on it (possibly from the same photo shoot). The tires are given a closeup at the 19 second mark.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Montrose, CO $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Seller seems willing to consider offers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/189225396732518

“Nice old willys a 1946 everything works I have the new canvas seat covers I just have not put them on. 7500 obo Has the f head engine in it and it runs very good Don’t hesitate to make an offer”

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