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1952 Article “The World’s Most Versatile Car”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles

In the January 14, 1952, Newsweek put out an article about the jeep’s versatility. There are some interesting tidbits, such as the Chinese’s nickname for the jeep was “the vehicle of 10,000 capabilities”. The jeep was used to spear barracudas in the Virgin islands, play tag in Yakima, ski via jeep-joring in New England and Ontario, Canada,, and in Burma it was claimed that a jeep was once used to pull an elephant’s tooth.

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The Sport of Jeep-Joring

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: More articles and better images have been added.

Originally published in November of 2014: Winter time means snow and ice for many folks. For people with jeeps, it means time to break out the skis, tow-rope and jeeps for some jeep-joring. Just mount yourself on some skis, tie the rope to the jeep, give a driver thumbs up and you’ll be jeep-joring behind a jeep like several generations before you. After all, how dangerous could it be?? **disclaimer: if you decide to do this and get hurt, this was not my idea. I’m only reporting it ….

Ski-Joring has been around for hundreds of years, though whether it started in Asia or in Europe is less clear.

When did jeep-joring begin? There’s evidence it was occurring as early as the winter of 1946-1947, in Ontario. These three articles suggest that the sport continued for at least seven years. The Violet Grafton image below made the rounds in a large number of papers.

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Most of the Violet Grafton images were long and narrow, but this one was cropped differently:

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January 29, 1948, issue of the Chicago Tribune. Violet Grafton from Greenwich, Connecticut, is pictured.

 

 
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August 1954 Ad “How Willys Versatile Vehicles …” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This two-page ad was published in the August 1954 issue of Fortune Magazine. It’s titled, “How Willys Versatile Vehicles Help Your Management Cut Costs”.

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1952 Truck JeepRod Columbiana, AL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

I don’t see a speedometer?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/741655786653610/

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“’52’ Willys Ratrod $15k or TRADE -Built 355 sbc double hump heads, 280-285 comp cam, Edlebrock intake, Edlebrock 4bl carburetor, custom headers, electric fan -custom built 2×3 boxed frame, z’ed and notched. Ford 9” rear, 4 link suspension with Koni racing coil overs in the rear, straight axle front with disc brakes, shocks, steering stabilizer, 15” Crager in the rear, 14” Crager the front with all new tires -body chopped 6” and channeled, 4 point cage, vintage lawn chairs with new seat belts, sound proofed floors and doors, temperature gauge and oil pressure gauge, custom shifter, hand throttle, headlight, tail light and brake light -lots of custom touches all around, custom bed, custom grill, vintage lights, interior, etc…

Runs, drives and stops. Fun to drive and ready to enjoy! Loud and obnoxious but gets tons of attention everywhere it goes. Currently tagged and registered and driven regularly. $15,000 cash or trade for other vehicles, classic cars, hot rods, rat rods, Harley motorcycles, off road toys, GUY STUFF,”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Knoxville, TN $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(01/28/2020) Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522513575025205/

“Great jeep, runs strong. Starts real quick. Has unlocking hubs roll cage, and seat belts. Roll cage and seat belts can be removed if desired. Paint is rough in spots, but the drivetrain is in excellent condition”

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Year? Hobart Welder/Generator Dorchester, WI $650

It runs. Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1143669202682808/

“D.C. Generator/ Welder.needs a switch & cables,WILLY’S Jeep motor runs, a definite great buy. Located east of Colby”

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Year? CJ-2A Crockett, TX $1250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Terry noticed that the front frame rails may well be broken. He mentioned it was likely the result of being picked up from the front bumper.

There appear to be some body patches along the driver side.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/616078945676697/

“For sale is a 1942 willys c-j2a. It’s not rusted through anywhere. The floorboards are in great shape. The only thing I can detect missing is the carburetor.”

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Year? CJ-2A Eveleth, MN $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

If it includes the plow, this could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/289047668934228/

“Old Jeep willys wheels turn have 3 spare tires motor turns over was told ran worked 15 years ago can load on your trailer 800 obo located in eveleth mn”

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1946 CJ-2A Gary, TX $350

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/292871555239561/

“Have for sale whole 1946 cj2a Willys overland serial number 70709 as seen in photos tub is in good condition except for rear passenger side was pulled away while removing it from trees. Has no windshield The tank has very few holes speedo says 60000 plus miles engine missing carb and cleaner tool box has no bottom the rear end was already gone when I got it has an extra set of front springs. Sell whole as is $350”

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1952 CJ-3A Merrill, WI $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Will need some brake work. It likely has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/278392333348542/

“1952 Willy’s Jeep. not a military vehicle. Has a 1962 motor. Runs great, but uses a little oil and the brakes aren’t super great.”

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Year? DJ-3A Bremen, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2680099778939849/

“1940s Willy DJ3A 2wd dispatcher Jeep. Has engine and transmission. Has column shifter but not hooked up. Body has obvious rust and not currently running.”

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1958 DJ-3A Roosevelt, MN $3400

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This has a few DJ-3A parts on it. Given the column shift, this could have been a convertible. It’s still 2WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544927796452107/

“1958 Willy’s jeep with a 283 bored 40 over with small cam aluminum intake Holley 600 Vac carb 350 turbo transmission 8inch ford with mini spool 50miles on new motor 2 wheel drive title in hand”

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1947 CJ-2A Cartersville, GA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This militarized 2A has a few mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2930693780354724/

“Runs good. Looks great. 12v conversion.”

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1964? Traveller and Year? Truck Houston, TX

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Dan forwarded some pics of the Traveller.

Seller has the truck (listed as a ’65) pictured below for sale and a traveller.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/channelview-selling-all-my-projects-and/7115229518.html

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“also have a 1964 willys jeep traveler for sale ( it has the barn doors in back ) for $2000 very rare also has 302 v8 with bell housing trans. and transfer case. not looking to sell parts want to sell complete units. thank you for looking have title for all. the last picture is of my 65 jeep truck. runs drives registered title in my name 383 stroker 400 turbo ect.ect. hot rod not for the faint of heart. bare bones rat rod $10,000 SELLING COMPLETE VEHICLES FOR PARTS OR WHAT NOT it is up to you have titles for them. I don’t speak or read Spanish. any e-mail in Spanish will be deleted. than you! not wanting to I am also putting my 1967 Plymouth wagon for sale $1000 as is or I can get it running and sell it for two times that”

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Custom Ford-Jeep Jesup, GA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is a 1950 CJ-3A body grafted to a 2010 Ford Ranger.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/238527360590791/

“1950 Willys Jeep body cut and modified to fit the frame and motor of a 2010 Ford Ranger. It has the motor and tires from the Ranger, 28,000 miles on it”

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1950 CJ-3A Shrewsbury, MA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2019) Includes a rear PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206295774005521/

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 with Surrey Top. All new steel body, fenders, hood & cowl. Has right side spare tire mount, all new yellow paint, 5 new non-directional tires. New Sunbrella top and seat covers that snap out. It has undergone a complete ground-up restoration and features rear power takeoff. It is powered by a 134ci 4-cylinder engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. Everything is new or re-built with less than 100 miles since the re-build. Clear Massachusetts title 1950 Jeep CJ3A. $18,500. or best offer. Located in Shrewsbury, MA.”

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1947 CJ-2A Bluefield, WV $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/136584791098012/

“only one with no title no engine 4sp and transfercase in it”

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Year? CJ-2A Winston-Salem, NC $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/01/2020) No title. New tub. It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2174762322820275/

“Jeep Willys, New Tub Spotless No Rust, All Parts To Complete Come With It, Bought it as a project and It’s Just Been Sitting In The Shop For About 5-6 years, Unfortunately I Do Not Have The Title For It $5000 obo”

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1948 CJ-2A Duluth, MN $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/691181091659921/

“1948 Jeep Willy’s selling for my grandpa. Runs and drives all the lights and gauges work I believe. Has a huge 10,000lb winch mounted in the back that works. Has the soft doors to go with it, Clean title in hand, located in Virginia, MN asking $4000”

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VEEPSTER Builder’s Guide and Assembly Manual

• CATEGORIES: Books, Documents, Features

This 48 page VEEPSTER Builders Guide & Assembly Manual was listed on eBay the other day. It’s a detailed document on how to build a VEEPSTER with the kit supplied by Sun Valley Autotech. There’s no date on it. Learn more about VEEPS, Scamps, VEEPSTERs and eVEEPSTERs here.

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Glenn M. Rogers, Morrison, Newgren Snowplow

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This is an a rewrite of a couple different brochures to document the snow plow and scraper relationship between the Glenn M. Rogers Company, the Morrison Railway Supply Company, and the Newgren Company.

I believe Morrison manufactured the Snowplow and Scraper based on a Rogers design and the completed item was marketed through the Newgren Company. As I’m no expert on these plows, or the relationship between these companies, this is all conjecture based on the brochures.

Here are several different brochures through the years and a couple Sno-Dozer data plates at the very bottom. This first brochure shows the Glenn M. Rogers company marketing the snow plow. This 1948 brochure does not mention the Morrison company.

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In this brochure, also from 1948, it appears Newgren is offering a Roger’s plow setup that’s been combined with Monroe hydraulics (with three different hydraulic options no less).

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There’s no date on this brochure, but in it Morrison is now credited with the manufacturing of the Rogers design, with Newgren still marketing the package. There’s no mention of the hydraulic options. I am leaning towards this being a circa 1949 – 1951 brochure. This brochure may have introduced the “Sno-Dozer” brand name.

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June(?) 1952 Ad for the Hydraulic Lift on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the June or July 1952 issue of Country Gentleman.

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1981 VEEP Auraria, GA $5500

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2886376368067956/

“1981 VWVeep CJ3 Jeep with 1600 cc VW motor Runs Great”

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Year? CJ-10 Dixmont, ME $5000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

If I understand correctly, it’s a diesel that’s been converted to running oil? Or, it includes a kit to make that possible?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/280790956427340/

“jeep season, need to sell my cj10 $ 5000 wt oil conversion, run for free”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1973 CJ-5 Davison, NC $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2886376368067956/
  2. 1969 CJ-5 Flowery Branch, NC $3600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1256140634556395/
  3. 1974 CJ-5 Morganton, NC $4995? (it actually reads, “4995/month”): https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2278215305815882/
  4. 1968 CJ-5 Sale City, GA $2800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/619922558829349/
  5. 1974 CJ-5 Lincolnton, GA $2600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1164770873874208/
  6. 1979 CJ-5 Lake City, FL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/880489329116235/
  7. 1962 CJ-5 Smyrna, TN $3950: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2617932324983468/
  8. 1 CJ-5 & 1 M-38A1D Highland Home, AL $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/536754350294041/
  9. 2 CJ-5s Chattanooga, TN $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/272316434175380/
  10. 1962 CJ-5 Douglasville, GA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/263836921500289/
  11. 1980 CJ-5 Vienna, ME $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/263836921500289/
  12. 1969 CJ-5 Montville, ME $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/553397372008400/
  13. 1963 CJ-5 Johnstown, NY $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/581273879182598/
  14. Year? CJ-5 Sedwick, ME $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/876159246186919/
  15. 1966 CJ-5 Coopersburg, PA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198712164726948/
  16. 1971 CJ-5 Vancouver, WA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/175319180426203/
  17. 1966 CJ05 Greenville, SC $2750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2607826372791366/

M-38A1s: 

  1. 1953 M-38A1 Shihoh, GA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2726977707412490/
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Ashville, AL $2000 (Has Cutlas Bulldog hubs): https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2678300089113001/
  3. 1962 M-38A1 Star, NC $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/339776360317161/
  4. 1962 M-38A1 Gadsden, AL $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/894098247692759/
  5. 1953 USMC M-38A1 Flowery Branch, GA $13,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/166130561460310/