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Unknown CJ-5 Half-Top Model

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Anyone recognize the manufacturer or model of this hardtop? I noticed there were several models when going through the archives. Those long doors and the odd roof makes it distinctive. The way the front edges hug the curve of the CJ-5 top also make it distinctive.

1. CJ-5 sold out of Lebanon Oregon in 2013:

2. CJ-5 sold out of Boomton, NJ in 2016:

3. Jeep customized CJ-5/flattie sold out of Oakgrove, Minnesota, in 2018:

4. Possible example out of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 2010:

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Vista, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

(01/02/2018) Check out the unique dash. There are a few interesting mods on this jeep.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/vista-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a/7032834851.html

“Mostly restored, not original restore. Fresh Ford 289, Rebuilt transfer case, has overdrive can be driven on freeway, manual 3 speed ford transmission, 4 wheel disk brakes, new Warn hubs, full cage roll bar attached to frame. All new electrical, Warn 8000 winch, custom dash and center console. Aluminum Bimini cover, to much to list.”

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1951? M-38? Virginia City, NV $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, MB

It’s listed as a 1951 M-38, but looks more like an MB.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/silver-city-1951-willys-jeep/7033165920.html

“1951 Willys M38 Jeep for sale by owner. This Willys runs good and has been maintained. Shifts and drives well. Extra parts included.”

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1951 Wagon Oregon City, OR $9500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/oregon-city-1951-willys-overland-wagon/7034309098.html

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“1951 willys overland wagon
All original
19k original miles
4cylinder
3 on the tree
Runs and drives great!
Good plates and tags ready to drive home!
Everything works!
This is not a resto it is all original bought from 1st owner last year
Was stored indoors its whole life
In amazing shape!
Clean title in hand
Price is obo …this thing is an awesome find for a great deal must see!!!”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Bend, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I’m not sure which top this is.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/bend-wd-willys-jeep/7032709350.html

“Original Willy’s jeep. Post war model. In good condition and runs! Army green.”

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1953 CJ-3A Coos Bay, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Runs, but smokes.

https://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/pts/d/coos-bay-1953-willys-cj3a/7032825981.html

“Willys parts Jeep NO TITTLE! 1953 CJ3A engine runs but smokes. Body is very rusty, frame is in very good shape. Have most of the parts for Jeep like radiator and the gauges”

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Year? CJ-5 Ventura, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Given the top (which includes doors) there could be value here.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/pts/d/ventura-old-jeep-willies-50s/7034159757.html

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“I do have doors. Everything in the warehouse is for sale come take a look to 2619 Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001 near OST and Stanley”

 
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Wagon & M-38A1 Berryville, AR $3200

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Willys Wagons

Jordan spotted this combo for sale. It includes a dual PTO. Seller mistakes the 2A for an M-38A1.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1366898626802889

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“* have a 1955 Jeep Willy wagon, in a 1955 Jeep cj2. I am selling them both of them as a package deal or separate. I am asking $3,200. Both Jeeps have original Transmissions. The Jeep cj2 no engine but original transmission with PTO. The Willys wagon original transmission with a 273 Chrysler Barracuda engine out of a 67. The 273 cranks over I haven’t had time yet to fiddle with the starter cuz it is dragging, I am told that it will start and run. Both of them are projects, could be a wonderful Father and Son project together. Have any questions message me”

 
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1952 M-38 Klamath Falls, OR $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

No pics provided.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/klamath-falls-1952-willys-jeep/7032476681.html

“1952 Military Willys Jeep
4-cylinder 4Wdrive, has tow bar, hard top
And original manuals. $5000 or best offer”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Sutherlin, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

No pics provided.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/wilbur-1954-willys/7032284367.html

“1954 Willys CJ-3B
Complete and original with hardtop and PTO winch
Straight and clean body, New rubber, Good Glass, Starts easy
Restoration quality
$3000.00 firm”

 
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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Still Available. Whomever appraised this is incorrect on the appraisal value.

UPDATE: This seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent), but not a Surrey. Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.

(06/25/2019) Looks like fun.

https://monterey.craigslist.org/atq/d/durango-classic-willys-gala-jeep/7032394547.html

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1947-cj2a-durango-co1“All American “Red, White & Blue” Willy’s Gala Jeep
Don’t know exact year but probably between 1959 and 1964
Street Legal and Registered – It’s in Great Shape!

Over $17,000 put into it!
Appraised between $16,000 and $25,000!
Similar one just sold in Kansas City for $25,000

2 Wheel Drive. 3 Speed Overdrive
New Undercarriage, Axles, Springs, Shocks, Transmission, Steering
New Brakes, Carburetor, Fuel Pump, Radiator,
New Wheels and Tires (5), White Walls
New Seats and Surrey Top
Delivery is extra.”

 
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1957 DJ-3A Fontana, CA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is a modified DJ-3A.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/fontana-jeep-willy-parts/7029869302.html

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“The jeep started life as a 1957’s dj3a and was converted to 4wd later on. I have 5 rims and tires, fiberglass hardtop with wooden doors, doors need new wood. I also have the front windshield that goes with this set. i was thinking of keeping this unless i could find or trade for a regular fold down windshield. also have 4 stock leaf springs. make me an offer on this stuff. I need it gone.”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Russian River, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Probably has an f-head. Needs work.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/occidental-1946-jeep-willys/7032326379.html

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“1946 Jeep Willy’s
New tires
New brakes
Runs good
$5,000 OBO”

 
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1954 Mud Races in Yakima, Wa, from Criticalpast.com

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Originally posted in 2012

Here’s some great early mud racing video from Yakima, Washington.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675030302_World-Jeeping-Championship_drivers-race_driver-covered-in-mud_rough-terrain

 
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Just a Few Updates Saturday

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a few updates today.

 
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MB at the Sinsheim Museum in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Photos of this modified jeep located at the Auto & Technik Museum, in Sinsheim, Germany, were posted to the G-503 Facebook page. After some various guesses, Alexander Schingerlin explained how this was modified.

“Look what you see at the picture, a Lanz Tractor and a strange looking Willys. Gas was expensive in the years after war and someone put the complete unit – engine, transmission, in an Willys. Thats why the cooler is so high and the Engine so far in the front because of the long transmission of the tractor”

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Wood Burning Jeep at the Budensee Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums • TAGS: .

This is another modified German jeep, but this time it’s a CJ-3A located at the Budensee Museum in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany. Based on the Facebook caption, it appears to be a wood burning engine.

“(translation from German by Facebook) This Willys Jeep served until the mid-60 s a salary sawer, who moved from home to house. This vehicle prepares the fuel-eating glutton engine for users. What was the solution? Find out more on our historic wooden saw days on 13. and 14.10.2018.”

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MB Wrecker Garage Sully in Paris

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

French site credits Serge Hiltenfinck with owning (and probably restoring) this 1943 MB “Garage Sully”-branded tow jeep. This photo was taken as part of vintage car meet in Ostheim, Germany.

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” Serge Hiltenfinck had released this amazing Jeep wrecker from 1943, alongside the Daimler truck firefighters Jebsheim, which also dates from 1943.”

These two photos were posted to Flickr by Tobias Hartmann.

 
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Buster Keaton Lessons In Living Jeep Commercials

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I didn’t realize the Buster Keaton had done multiple commercials for Jeep under the brand “Lessons In Living”. Here are three that I found:

1 At the end of this commercial Jeep highlights the Hong Kong and Maverick TV series:

2. This is the most common version I’ve seen on line: 

3. You can depend on a service station jeep owner:

Continue reading

 
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1944 Photo of Jeep at Versailles **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: The press photo at the bottom of this post appeared in at least one newspaper, The Daily Banner out of Greencastle, Indiana, on September 4, 1944:

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Original Post August 2014: How’d you like to be the person that drove the jeep to this iconic place?

” 1944 American Jeep Palace Versailles France Press Photo”

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Year? Traveller Ad

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

This ad appears to have been on eBay for sale, but has since been sold. It popped up during a google search. The quality is poor as it wasn’t a smaller image, but I suspect this is a full page ad.

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Rare ‘Jeep’ Windshield Wiper Bag Moscow, ID $45

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I have a similar setup on Patterson, but it’s a Allstate kit.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/972437836437215/

“Original Willy’s Jeep vacuum washer bag. Rubber is still pliable, bag holds water. Includes cap and vacuum tee. Price plus shipping.”

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1952 CJ-3A Spokane, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks ready for some fun.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475/permalink/1479825622155321/

or https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/fairfield-1952-willys-cj-jeep/7033112728.html

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“Selling my 52 Willy’s
Clear Washington title
Go Devil 134 L has been rebuilt
X case trans and clutch too
Have Reciepts
It’s solid and in fine shape
Rewired 12 v new battery new exhaust ect ect
Has top doors and heater
Barn preserved for years
Nice jeep minimal rust Continue reading

 
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Ever-Built Stainless Body Kit Winona, MN $5250

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts, stainless/jewels

This is an “Ever-Built” stainless body kit from the mid-1990s.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillysSwapMeet/permalink/2491072004499397

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“For sale a complete Ever-Built Metal Manufacturing, (Sheehan Inc, sheehan.com.ph), stainless steel flat fender “Jeepney” body and frame kit. This kit was imported from the Philippines in late 1995 and was never assembled. The kit includes:
The hand fabricated main body tub, which utilizes stainless steel for visible sheet metal and galvanized for floor and firewall.

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1957 FC-150 Nantucket, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6850.

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“1957 Willys Jeep FC-150. If you want to blend in and not have your picture taken as you drive by, move along, nothing to see here. Truck runs well although out of inspection but should pass. Coolest car on island? Perhaps. 4wd with Warn locking hubs. Original hurricane 4, Dana 25 and Dana 44 axles, this will do 43mph and will infuriate the swells in Range Rovers on Milestone, not to mention the insane Wave “drivers” doing 65 around curves. Note the engine access in the cabin…you can adjust your carburetor while driving (and I frequently do). Truck restored 9 years ago, good for a freshening up. A driver….ready for the weekly dump runs or to get huge attention for your business. Award winner at the Daffodil Parade. Rare vehicle in driving condition. $7500 takes it. Have clear MA title”