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Whitco Brand Has Returned

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

I can’t remember who share this news, but the Whitco brand is being used once more as a soft top brand by Quadretec for YJ, TJ, JK and JKU Wrangler soft tops. Unfortunately, it does not appear that they will offer vintage tops under this brand.

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1964 CJ-3B Haxtun, CO $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Seems worth a look at this price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1044552819244495/

“1964 Jeep Willy · Truck · Driven 8,400 miles Runs and drives needs brakes and sets”

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1953 CJ-3B Bishopville, MD $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Seller needs to sell.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/845253582595089/

“1953 Willys CJ3-B in storage for 2 years. Pulled out today engine turns over but stalls out. Assuming carb needs cleaned from sitting. Overall good shape. Dm with any questions. Make offer need out of the garage new car on the way!”

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1942 Slat Grille MB Napa, CA $14,500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Runs and drives.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/napa-1942-willys-slat/7039628697.html

“1942 Willy’s slat grill jeep. DOD of Jan 1942. Runs drives and ready to go back to the glory that she deserves. Have original data plates and frame tag. $14,500 obo. Has title and can help with international shipping. Reply to this email with a phone number.”

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1962 CJ-5 Des Moines, IA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This was Bruce Agan’s plow jeep. It hasn’t moved since he passed.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/des-moines-62-cj5-snow-jeep-6ft-blade/7035557417.html

“Jeep used for snow plowing in the past years. Runs but hasn’t been used in past 3 yrs since my late husband used it for plowing our drive. He parked it at end season 2016, has not been moved since that day. Jeep has been parked in a garage protected from the elements. Comes with a 6ft blade and hard top. For a view of my late husbands work and collection view this link: https://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyAgan.html

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1947 CJ-2A Lakeway, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

(10/06/2019) Hunting ready.

“1947 Classic Willy’s Jeep. Street legal. Recently had compete new suspension, headlights, taillights and windshield. Also, unit has been sprayed with recently with bedliner material. Would make a great hunting jeep or weekend cruiser. Clean Title”

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Year? Truck Avila Beach, CA $550

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This looks to have some early Husky hubs.

https://slo.craigslist.org/pts/d/avila-beach-50s-willys-pick-up/7035183838.html

“Just cab frame hood fenders no bad”

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2 1947 CJ-2As Dallas, TX $1450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Thanks to Terry for sharing these.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/dallas-two-1947-cj-2-willis-jeeps/7031827886.html

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“Here’s a nice family owned CJ 2 that has good structure mainly due to being inside a garage for a long time. The engine was pulled for a rebuild and that’s where it sat until I acquired it. The parts Jeep has had a little ruffer life passing thru many hands but appears to have a good engine in it as the previous owner was still making up grades to it. It was and still is holding antifreeze in it so I sure the motor is still good. Have a title as well…….

Christmas price drop……don’t need the money as much as could use the extra space…..and my attention could be directed else where hint hint…..not wanting to separate as I will put them together as I have time away from other distractions….

The 75th anniversary of D-Day is next June 2020 – if your not in tune with early CJ2’s.”

 
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Koenig? CJ-5 Hardtop Rome, NY $300

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Needs work of some kind.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2411397605789687/

“Full steel cab removed from a 1961 Willy`s Jeep CJ-5. Needs work. Asking $300.00”

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2 Cab Enclosure Hardtops

• CATEGORIES: Parts
  1. Cab Enclosure Cheney, WA $500: https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/four-lakes-willys-m38-arctic-top/7031032544.html
  2. Cab Enclosure hardtop in rough condition, Battle Ground, WA $100: https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/la-center-willys-jeep-hard-top-cab/7034904392.html
 
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1942 GPW Kingsburg, CA $1600

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

I’m surprised this is still available.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/pts/d/kingsburg-1942-gpw-jeep-flat-fender/7033389603.html

“flat fender 1942 gpw jeep, partially disassembled motor out and down to bare block and head, machine work had been done about 12 years ago, comes with all original parts as is, asking 1600 obo”

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1947 CJ-2A La Quinta, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(09/27/2019) Not quite all original based on the one pic, but looks in good shape.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/la-quinta-1947-jeep-willys/7038427869.html

“1947 Jeep willys all original not that many left in the world ,don’t sleep on this deal only asking $7500 or best offer has original owners manual and only one owner prior”

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Year? CJ-2A Dover Plains, NY $1400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1400.

(11/09/2019) This has a 2A body and chassis. Not sure how much value is here.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/dover-plains-1940s-jeep-willys-project/7038625884.html

“1940 ( SOMETHING ??? ) WAS TOLD A 1947 BUT UNSURE.. WILLYS MILITARY JEEP, NEEDS TOTAL 100% RESTORATION OR USE FOR PARTS. TUB IS PRETTY ROTTEN. IT HAD A FLATBED BEHIND THE DRIVERS SEAT AT SOME POINT .SO THE BODY IS NOT THERE IN THE REAR .
BUT THE REST OF THE BODY PARTS IS PRETTY USABLE AND SOLID . FRAME OF COURSE HAS SURFACE RUST BUT IS VERY SOLID WITHOUT ROT. PARTIALLY DISSASEMBLED , LOTS OF PARTS , MOTOR IS NOT LOCKED UP SPINS FREE . BUT MANIFOLDS ARE OFF HAD BEEN RUNNING AND DRIVING LESS THAN A YEAR AGO.

SELLING FOR INLAWS ESTATE . TEXT QUESTIONS OR FOR PICS THAT WILL POST LATER. ..”

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1946 CJ-2A Tooele, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Looks like a good price.

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Selling my 1946 Jeep willys cj2a! Running and driving, Neat little Jeep that still wears it’s original paint!! Hardly any rust/cancer! It was a barn find that I had been looking for for years! Floors and bed have no rust holes, no cancer in body panels and frame is in great solid shape with some surface rust. This cj2a is very original and is a perfect rust free candidate for a full restoration or a little project to cruise around in! It has a Jeep f134 in it that starts and runs good! It’s cold blooded but once it’s warmed up it idled and runs good. It has a new distributor, carb, fuel pump and water pump from keiser willys! I do have the original flat head 4 motor (numbers matching) that I’ll sell as well for $250 Clutch feels good. transmission is tight! 4 wheel drive works great! Has a heater. Im into the willys more than my asking price and had plans to do a full restoration on it but after having no time and seeing it sit for a few months it’s time to go”

 
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Fall 2019 Dispatcher Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features

The Fall 2019 edition of the Dispatcher Magazine is out and it includes an in-depth article by Bob Westerman on CJ-V35/Us. He combines lots of great info from several sources into a six-page article on this rare jeep.

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1953 Mighty Mite Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

What a great early video showing Mighty Mite testing.

 
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1941 Photo of Ford GP near Holabird on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The Duke of Kent got a ride in a Ford GP as part of his visit to Baltimore, Maryland.

View all the information on eBay

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“1941 Press Photo Colonel Herbert Lawes shows The Duke of Kent an Army Jeep in MD. This is an original press photo. George … Duke of Kent. The above soundphoto, transmitted to San Francisco, shows The Duke of Kent, youngest brother of King George VI, when he toured Glenn L. Martin airplane plant at Baltimore, Maryland, and Camp Holabird, Maryland, during inspection of defense facilities in this area. Shown inspecting Army reconnaissance car “Jeep” – near Camp Holabird transport school. Left to right, Colonel Herbert Lawes, Commanding officer of Camp Holabird and the Duke of Kent.Photo measures 9.75 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 8-26-1941.”

 
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1959 CJ3B-J3? Chico, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

Appears worth a look.

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“Willys Jeep CJ3B by Mitsubishi. Rare jeep as very few Willys by Mitsubishi were brought to the USA. The irony of this should not be lost on anyone. We bombed them and they licensed this legendary Jeep afterwards. 4 cylinder factory engine rebuilt by Napa Auto in Orland. Has less than 20 miles on it. New clutch, water pump, exhaust, etc. Many new parts. Runs and drives very good. In very good condition.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Goodlettsville, TN $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It could use some body work.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/goodlettsville-willys-cj2a-1948/7038620934.html

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“Have decided to sell my 1948 Willys CJ2a which I’ve owned for the past 6 years or so and have loved. I’ve started a Bronco project and don’t get to drive this one as much as I used to.

This Jeep looks a bit rough but runs BEAUTIFULLY including four wheel drive- would be a good candidate for a cosmetic restoration or just to drive around as-is like I’ve been doing.

Many new parts and upgrades since I’ve owned it including:
-Five new tires and tubes
-New rebuilt Carter carburetor
-New radiator
-New plugs and wires
-Complete rewiring with new wiring harness
-New gas tank
-Aftermarket turn signals for safer road use
-New brake system
-New gauges

This Jeep comes with an aftermarket Koenig metal hardtop from the 1950s- see pics. Also comes with a spare transmission/transfer case I bought as a backup but never needed.”

 
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1954 M-38A1 Woodland, WA $2900

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

An M-38a1 with some fire department history.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/la-center-willys-jeep-m38-a1/7038007907.html

“Willy’s 1954 M38-A1 Jeep was running when parked 25 years ago and all original. Have windshield for Jeep. Cash only $2900.”

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1953 M-38A1 Challis, ID $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Could be a good price.

https://eastidaho.craigslist.org/clt/d/ellis-1953-willys-jeep/7036854366.html

“1953 willys jeep good condition, used this summer, lots of fun.”

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Burned CJ-2A & CJ-3A Healdsburg, CA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Last Ride

There may not be any value here, as the heat may have left the metal brittle.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/geyserville-2-willys-flat-fender-jeeps/7038524427.html

“These burned up in the kincaid fire one has a 4 cylinder and the other has a Buick v6 I have a title for 1 of them”

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1959 CJ-6 Parts Bonney Lake, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(10/01/2019) This is a parts jeep that’s been disassembled. There’s no fake battery box lid, so I suspect the body is later than 1959.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/d/bonney-lake-1959-willys-jeep-cj6/7038928532.html

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“1959 Willy’s Jeep CJ6
This is a rare, long wheel base CJ. Similar to the CJ5, except for being nearly 20” longer! It’s a project, but it’s mostly there! I have everything except the axles, engine, transmission, or seats. I have the tub, fenders, hood grille, tailgate, windshield, softtop, frame, and title. Too many other projects, sadly, this one must go.”

 
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Head Home Saturday

• CATEGORIES: Features

I return to Pasco on Saturday, so will be offline most of the day. Probably no updates Sunday.

 
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1947 Win a Jeep Station Wagon Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: This ad originally appeared in 2013, but recently I was able to find all three ads.

In 1947, some Queen Anne Jingle Bar Wrappers included the opportunity to complete a jingle to win all kinds of contest prizes. It appears there were at least three different contests and each included a chance to win a Station Wagon.

1. This ad is on eBay, but the date is not listed. The Jingle goes:
JIMMY GOT A JINGLE BAR
HE LOVED EACH LUSCIOUS BITE
SAND HE, “QUEEN ANNE’S JINGLE BAR
___________________________” (fill in the final line)

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2. This Ad was on eBay with the following contest circa September 1947:
MARY BOUGHT A JINGLE BAR,
SHE THOUGHT IT REALLY NEAT.
NOW SHE GETS ONE EVERY DAY,
___________________________ (fill in the final line)

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3. This ad appeared in the November 30, 1947, issue of the Sunday Star. This Jingle was different:
FOLKS HAVE FOUND A JINGLE BAR
TASTES JUST AS GOOD AS PIE!
MILK CHOCOLATE, NUTS AND CARAMEL
___________________________ (fill in the final line)

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