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1946 VEC CJ-2A Queens Creek, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

There looks to be value here. It’s got both the indents and the column shift.

“Selling my project Willys CJ2A. I’m just not going to have the time to get to restoring it. Former owner said it ran when parked but I haven’t spent any time on it other than putting in a starter to verify compression. This is a 3 speed on the column shift model.”

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Kent Frost Jeep Photos from 1955 and 1957

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping

The Huntington Digital Library has some more Kent Frost photos from his trips through Canyonlands and other southern Utah places. The photos represent two different trips. Most pics are from an October of 1955 jeep excursion, while one photo is from May of 1957.

This first photo from October of 1955 is a great photo that shows Kent and Fern Frost standing in front of a CJ-2A with a Porter & Reed hardtop. I’m not sure if this was one of their jeeps or not.

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CREDIT: None …. Caption: Fern and Kent Frost next to a CJ-2A. DATE: Oct. 1955.

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CREDIT: J. Ballard Atherton …. Caption: Frost Jeep Party. DATE: Oct. 1955.

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CREDIT: Dudziak, Joseph Lawrence …. Caption: Camp of Kent Frost jeep party near Lizard Rock.. DATE: 1957-05-01

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CREDIT: J. Ballard Atherton …. Caption: Frost Jeep Party. DATE: Oct. 1955.

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1957 Movie Black Scorpion w/ CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Blaine spotted a CJ-3A with a trailer in the 1957 Movie “Black Scorpion“. The flick captures the emotional turmoil of scorpions who, once trapped inside a volcano, are released by volcanic activity. Ready to party like velociraptors on Adderall, the scorpions reek havoc on the rural communities surrounding Mexico City. Here’s more on the story from trailersfromhell.com and imcd.com.

The main character drives the CJ-3A, so apparently the jeep appears often in the film.
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Here’s the trailer for the movie, though there’s no jeep featured in it.

 
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Jim’s Auction Roofless FC

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Anyone know more about Jim’s Auction’s Roofless FC? Jim’s Auction operates out of Montrose, Colorado. I’ve been unable to find another pic of the FC. https://www.jimsauction.com

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International Flat Fender Club’s New Website

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Lew let me know that the IFFC updated it’s website: https://internationalflatfenderclub.org/index.php?threads/welcome-to-the-iffc.2/. IFFC is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1641202336209808

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Originally posted 02/11/2013:  International Flat Fender Club (IFFC) is an umbrella organization founded by Lew Ladwig that encourages and supports localized, online clubs, called Patrols.

According to the website, “The IFFC is subdivided on regional patrols (If possible, seek out your local patrol). That is where the fun starts! No patrol in your area, start one!

The Founding Patrol is the Colorado Flat Fender Club. We formed roughly 15 years ago. Many thanks to Mike, Bruce, Fred, Darin, Wally and Audrey and my amazing wife Frankie!

The rules are there are no rules. You are responsible for your own safety and good times. Any person who takes a leadership or organizational role has absolutely no responsibility to you. Attend all events at your own risk! You participation is considered an agreement to the above terms.”

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June 1961 Willys of Canada Jeep Truck Ad

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

This 1961 French Canadian Jeep Truck ad was published by Willys of Canada, Limited, in the Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs. This trucks in this ad don’t have the ‘hockey stick’ trim nor the one-piece windshield.

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Unusual Auxiliary Transmission … Can Anyone Identify It?

• CATEGORIES: Features, OD Other, OD Borg Warner/Rancho, OD Saturn/Warn

UPDATE: While still unidentified, we have learned thanks to the Dutch_Jeeper on the CJ-3A page that the auxiliary transmission is an “under-drive” rather than an overdrive. He pulled this out of his CJ-3A, then disassembled it.

You can learn more and see more pics here: https://cj3apage.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2318.msg19546#msg19546

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Originally Posted February 5, 2021: An owner of a CJ-2A posted onto Facebook these photos of an unusual auxiliary transmission. I only am aware of two that work between the T-90 and Dana 18 (the Warn and the Husky). Anyone recognize this?

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Lake Worth, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This did not reach the reserve, so it did not sell. I don’t know what the seller plans to do next.

The current bid is $1600 with four days to go. The reserve has not been met.

https://www.proxibid.com/Collector-Cars/Classic-Vintage-Cars/1961-WILLYS-JEEP-GALA/lotInformation/ (#topoflot

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“1961WILLY’S JEEP GALA, Treated to a cosmetic and mechanical redo! Built from 1959 to 1964, based on a flat fender DJ-3A the body style was used originally as postal jeeps until 1959. The surplus parts were used to create the Surrey Galas which came in three colors. This one is Pink, Tropical Mist with striped pink and glacier white interior and top, riding on wide whites with chrome wheel covers. It is exactly the same as the one Elvis had and is displayed to this day at his home ,Graceland in Memphis ! This unit does not have the fringe or the dual leather straps attaching to the windscreen, and is Fitted with a new steering wheel that matches the two new side rear view mirrors”

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1947 Truck Greensboro, GA Proxibid Auction

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://www.proxibid.com/1947-Jeep-Willys/lotInformation/58944559

“Georgia Registration Only * Manual Transmission. This item is part of GAA Classic Cars February Auction 2021 – DAY TWO

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1943 MB Gold Country, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Seller refurbed this MB.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/altaville-1943-willy/7270336898.html

“1943 mb rebuilt motor,trans, transfer,rearends,all new brakes,wiring,gauges,tub 19,000 in receipt.3124 mi since built call Gary 209 six six three 5056”

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1942 GPW Simi Valley, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Bill shared this GPW on eBay. As of this writing, there are no bids and the starting bid price is $6900.

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“1942 Willys / Ford GPW Jeep.
The Jeep is registered and I have the pink slip in hand.
The jeep starts and drives although it needs a new clutch plate, the clutch is slipping. The engine is a post war engine. I cannot see any numbers on the frame, I did not want to remove the paint looking for them. The combat rims and tires are not being sold with the jeep, I have other rims and tires to replace them for transport. I am selling the jeep to finance a rebuild I am doing on a Willys MB. I have 4 Willys Jeep’s, too many projects to keep up with.”

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1957 CJ-5 Tucson, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It isn’t running at the moment, but looks pretty stock and solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/527930474856599

“It’s a 1957 Willys Jeep comes withTop and doors roll bar spare tire new driver seat and passenger seat all new rubbers for floor and Seals not running 4000 obo”

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1950 CJ-V35U Hawkinsville, GA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/22/2021) This could use some work, but runs and drives.

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“Rare 1950 CJ-V35/U military jeep used by the Marines and Navy, only 1,000 produced. This one is the 552 produced. The CJ-V35/U is one of the rarest military Jeeps ever built by Willys. This would be a good addition to your military vehicle collection.

The Jeep is in good running condition. It has new radiator, generator, exhaust pipe & muffler, carburetor. The Jeep is 12 volts and has the original hood and headlight bezels. Tires are in good condition with little wear. The floorboards have been replaced, but with plate metal instead of replacement panels. The cutout between the 2 seats is where the generator was mounted for the radio.

The passenger side of the jeep needs some TLC. Looks like there was a spare tire on that side at one time. Both cowl side steps have places that has rusted holes. This is the only place on the Jeep that has rust through. The gas gauge and speedometer need to be hooked up. Included in the auction is the original gas tank and hood. Also include is a new full passenger side repair panel plus all 3 manuals for the Jeep. No title will come with a Georgia Bill of Sale.”

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1951 M-38? Idleyld Park, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some worn Desert Dogs. It could be an M-38 or might be a 2A or 3A with a replacement body.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/sutherlin-1951-willys-jeep/7274244998.html

“1951 Willys Jeep 283 motor,ran when parked,needs rear end work”

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1954 M-38A1 Mustang, OK ProxiBid.com

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Jeff spotted this M-38A1 at auction. It has a couple days left of bidding. It lacks an engine and a title.

https://www.proxibid.com/Vehicles-Marine-Aviation/Cars-Trucks/1954-Willy-s-Jeep-M38a1/lotInformation/59178301#topoflot

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1946 CJ-2A San Jose, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/21/2021) No engine, but does include a 1986 Astro van.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/san-jose-1946-jeep-cj2a-project/7272159341.html


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“Up for sale is a 1946 flat fender Jeep CJ2A Project. Good body, rebuilt Dana transfer case (spicer 18) that has not yet been used. Included is a GM SM465 4 speed trans with Novak adapted main shaft to fit the Dana 18. Both fenders and radiator support/grill are in good shape. Also included with this jeep is a complete 1986 Astro van for the V6 engine and computer and anything else. Also have a power brake unit with overhead pedals for installation and an extra complete rear axle assembly with springs.
Asking $2000.00, no trades.”

 

 
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Year? CJ-2A Boise, ID $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/27/2020) It’s listed as a 3A, but looks to be a 2A body and chassis.

https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/boise-flat-fender-jeep/7271675735.html

“Cj3a jeep project has later model 4.0 with 5 speed and transfer case no title”

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1942 MB Slat Grille Johnson City, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Travis has this Slat Grille for sale.

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“Located near San Antonio, Texas, 78264. Cash, Paypal or Venmo ONLY. Up for grabs is a 1942 Willys MB, serial #117397, DoD of 2/6/42. Only 25,808 slat grilles produced, unknown number of survivors. Very solid restoration candidate, great historical value.

Cons:
– No title
– Incorrect post-war CJ engine (seized)

Pros:
– Excellent original chassis with no rust through
– Very minimal body rust (hat channels/floor board)
– Original T84 transmission
– Original Dana 27 full floating rear axle
– Still has soft-top bows for canvas roof
– All 3 body data plates intact
– Both original seat frames in great shape”

 
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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Updates will resume Tuesday morning.

 
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1972 Pikes Peak Winner a CJ-3A Race Jeep?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

A reader heard a rumor that the winner of the 1972 Pike’s Peak “in the unlimited class was a cj3a”. I found a video of the 1972 race, but no jeep was mentioned:

I also learned that the overall winner on one day of the 1971 Pikes Peak Hill Climb trials was Bob Sievert (his obit) in a jeep, but Bob failed to win that year. His rear end broke during his race up the hill, forcing him to rely on his front wheel drive. Still, he finished 5th in the four-wheel-drive class. Here are the results of that 1971 race, though no pics are provided that show why type of jeeps were raced:

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, July 12, 1971.

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, July 12, 1971.

In 1973, Bob did win the Non-Production Truck division of the Pikes Peak race. There’s supposed to be a mention about him and his jeep in the July 1973 issue of Hot Rod Magazine. Eventually, I was able to find a photo of Bob from 1973, but it appears he raced using a modified Jeepster Commando:

There was another jeep entry in 1973, this CJ-5 operated by Ken Anderson, but no mention of how well he did:

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So, I’ve been unable to confirm that a CJ-3A was used or modified for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but I’m sure CJ-3As, as well as WWII jeeps and CJ-2As and other vintage jeeps were raced given there was a 4WD class. Anyone else have more info or photos?

 
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1949 Direct Mail Station Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This December 1949 Station Wagon Brochure was part of a direct mail campaign. The form number is SWDM2-45M-1249. This one isn’t in very good shape, but it’s the only one of these I’ve ever seen.

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This is the backside of the brochure fully opened.

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1950 Photo of Roy Fisher’s Willys “Jeep” Dealership

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This 1950 photo from the Gateway to Oklahoma History archives shows Roy Fisher’s jeep dealership. His dealership was active between 1946 and 1950 in Oklahoma City, OK. It was sold about the time this May 1950 photo was taken. Note the CJ-2A Fire Jeep in the second story window. The vintage Willys sign with the drop “J” logo is cool as well.

Here are a few ads from the Roy Fisher Willys ‘Jeep’ dealer era.

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January 05, 1950, Daily Oklahoman.

Here is the sale announcement from the May 25, 1950, issue of the Miami News-Record out of Miami, Oklahoma:

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1951 Photo of Jeeps Carrying Personnel during Korean War on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It looks like these jeeps were stuff full for the drive to the front.

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“This is an original press photo. An American convoy,part of reinforcements being rushed to the front to stem advance of tank led North Korean forces, prepares to move forward Photo measures 7.25 x 8.5 inches. Photo is dated 3-2-1951.”

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1947 CJ-2A Ontario, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be a solid 2A. It’s got a PTO + winch and a hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432779304594689

“1947 Jeep Willy CJ2A. With arctic hardtop and fold down windshields. Original 4 cylinder and transmission. PTO unit, 8,000lb winch. All original except 12 volt conversion and lock out front hubs. Original parts are available. Asking: $7,000 OBO.”

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1952 CJ-3A Weiser, ID $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Sounds like it runs and drives? It’s got a 2A body and likely an f-head engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/262868828517196

“1952 Jeep willys located at Steve’s Hometown Motors in Weiser Idaho”

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