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Mid-1950s Product Merchandise Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Seller’s asking price is $295. The contents are likely very similar to this one, which has been scanned and made available for free.

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“”Product Merchandising Manual” by the writers and illustrators of Willys Motors and Willys-Overland Export Corporation, Toledo Ohio. No Copyright information. Assembled and Published by Willys and the Jeep Division in the early 1950s – we make a presumption of 1955 based on the Jeep CJ-5 described herein., Presumed First Edition, NOT Ex-Library. No ISBN. Note – the photos you see are of this binder and sections no ‘Stock Photos’.

A tight firm clean binder containing Forty (I through XL) tabbed sections of promotion information for the Jeep dealer to sell Jeeps to the public. The purpose-made three-ring binder is deep blue/yellow-green lettered and decorated with the large Willys ‘W’, although the information is for Jeep. The binder is 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ if you count the big graceful curve of the 3 1/4″ spine. The hinges for the binder are separately hinged so the binder could hold additional information as developed by Willys and Jeep. The pages are 11″ x 8 1/2″ with 3/8″ color-coded plasticized tabs identifying the sections. Those sections, again, total 40. Continue reading

 
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1949 CJ-3A Yucaipa, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(01/09/2020) This jeep has some mods and has been partially refurbed.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-1949-cj3a-jeep-completely/7084021714.html

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“1949 jeep CJ3A. Jeep has been completely restored including the warn overdrive. Motor, trans, front differential, rear differential, transfer case it has all been redone. I also have an original metal top that goes with it plus some other spare parts. Jeep sat in a building since 1979. It has been professionally tuned by a local shop. The fuel system, the brake system and the cooling system have all been gone through this jeep runs and drives amazingly It is in excellent condition”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Ridgecrest, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks solid.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/ridgecrest-jeep-cj2a/7093985069.html

“Restored 1946 jeep CJ2A with rebuilt four-cylinder flat head four-wheel-drive all as close to the original as possible”

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1949 CJ-3A/DJ-3A Paradise Hills, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/18/2020) This chassis has a approx 1957 (based on the KS 0-9 speedo) DJ-3A convertible body, windshield, and front clip (or at least the grille) on it.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/santee-willys/7095134936.html

“Willys Jeep restored frame off. Fresh v-6 too very clean 8000 or best offer new tires. Please no emails due to scammers texts are fine. Real nice condition”

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Early Solid CJ-2A Rims? Chipley, AL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $150.

Could this be a VEC CJ-2A rear axle with solid rims? I haven’t much experience with the early housings.

“Rare 1940s full floating axle”

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1951 M-38? Banning, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available. Does run, but needs battery.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/beaumont-1941-jeep-willy/7085941454.html

“Minimum $2500. Please call to set-up an appointment to view. If other questions or want to see more than what pictures show. Clean title. Running needs battery charged.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Guadalupe, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Due to the mods, I am not sure how much value is here.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/d/phoenix-jeep/7094023520.html

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“Rock crawler sand jeep
6 liter chevy motor with custom headers
Front axle : Dodge Dana 44 thick wall housing with ARB and crome molly axles
Transmission is turbo 400 with motor home gears : shift pattern is reverse
Dana 300 transfer case, 4 to 1 low range also original gears and twin stick
Ford 9 inch with Detroit locker and 40 spline axles, case is all aftermarket
4 wheel disc brakes with duel master cylinders
The Jeep has not run in several years and needs some TLC”

 
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4 Tons of Vintage Jeep Parts Fort Mojave, AZ $35,000

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Still Available. Been available since 2014.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/fort-mohave-jeep-parts-all-original/7091949212.html

“Jeep parts 1940-1965. MODEL 18 and GPW Transfer cases. Transmissions T-98, T-90, T-84, T-86. 24 Volt Generator and starters. 3 Transmissions for a Military 2 1/2 Ton Truck Model CCW. New Hoods for M-38 A1 plus used front grills. Spring and drive lines. Radiators for M38-A1. Early model jeep, 5 hole, chrome, 15″ X 10″ wheel. Have 4 ton of Jeep Parts. Bring money. $44,000 takes all 4 ton. In the asking fee a 48 foot van semi trailer is included! Pics DO NOT show everything I have. NOTE: THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL PARTS….NOT FROM CHINA, ETC.This is what you call a BARN FIND! Be the ENVY of all your friends who missed out on this deal!!!”

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1943 GPW Orefield, PA $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This probably won’t last too long. Thanks to Joe-in-Mesa for spotting it.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/d/orefield-1943-military-jeep-ford-gpw/7097477373.html

“No windshield or seats
Most everything else is there
Started to rebuild 8 years ago but never got that far.
Needs total rebuild, tub in rough shape
Motor is stuck from sitting
I have a pa title”

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1946 CJ-2A Spring Valley, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes the trailer. If the floors are good, this could be a good find.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/for/d/spring-valley-1946-jeep-willys-and/7095288456.html

“1946 Jeep Willys Trailer Included.
Trailer is registered and ready to go! Jeep is also road registered. Was owned by original owner for 60 years! The Jeep was running when placed into storage. Jeep was in storage for 7 years. Stored without fuel and stored properly. Should only take a few things to get this Jeep running again.
If interested Email Ben.”

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1978 Jeep Expedition of the Americas

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

Mark Smith was the leader of the 1978 Jeep Expedition of the Americas (also known as the Expedicion de Las America), a 20,000-mile, 120 day odyssey that covered the Americas. Much of the trip was on roads, with the offloading of the the Darien Gap, the section of land between Colombia and Panama, the focus of the trip.

The narrator in the movie notes, rather dramatically and erroneously, that the Gap had only been crossed once before by the British Army. In fact, the Darien Gap had been crossed at least once before in 1960 by a group in a Landrover and a Willys truck, the story of which was published in National Geographic and clearly titled “We Drove Panama’s Darien Gap“. Though Frank and Helen Schreider drove the entire length of the Americas in their SEEP, Tortuga, in 1954, one place they didn’t attempt to drive, but instead floated around, was the Darien Gap.

Fortunately for us, the 1978 trip was captured on video, so we can enjoy some of what they saw during their adventure. Vimeo currently has a twenty-seven minute video of the trip. It’s a little dated at times, but still interesting to watch:

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Through Snow, Snow, and more Snow, the Mail Gets Delivered

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This April 01, 1949, article by Jack Cady highlighted the effort of Lou Morris to deliver the mail in a CJ-2A navigating the Wild Horse Trail from Havre to Canada during Montana’s winter of 1949.

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1954 Ads w/ a CJ-3B and KW Logo

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the October 14, 1954, issue of Oregon’s Heppner Gazette Times. It includes an illustration of the new CJ-3B. It also shows that some KW logos appeared in newspaper ads for a short time.

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This ad appeared the following week (October 21, 1954) in the same newspaper with similar elements.

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1948 CJ-2A Livingston, MT $1200? (SOLD?)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Confusion reigns. Was listed at $1200, then listed at $6500, an ad that was then was deleted. Now listed (again) at $1200 (or this is an older ad). 

https://bozeman.craigslist.org/cto/d/livingston-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7096413889.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeep cj2a”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Mount Vernon, WA $36,950

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

Looks like a fun ride.

https://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/d/mount-vernon-1959-willys-custom-truck/7094966562.html

“351 Windsor Ford V8
C-6 Automatic
9 Inch For Rear End
Mustang II Front Suspension
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Custom Crafted Quad Cab
True Quality Built Rod
More Fun Than A Basket Of Puppies!
Fast & Comfortable”

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1951 CJ-3A Wellington, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Runs and drives.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-collins-1951-willys-jeep-cj-3a/7096331297.html

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“1951 Willys CJ-3A Jeep
Good original condition. Starts and runs well.
134 CUIN Flat head engine
3-speed transmission with Warn Overdrive
HI/LO range (two lever)
12-volt generator conversion
tow bar
Newer Besttop top and full doors
seats in good condition
Colorado title in my name
Asking $6000 OBO”

 
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1949? CJ-2A Lafayette, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s listed as a CJ-3A, but looks to be a 2A.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/lafayette-1949-cj-3a/7092301541.html

“1949 Willy’s Jeep. Body is straight and has very little rust. Good clean condition for the year. Runs good. Needs a little interior work and a couple new seals. Several new brake parts installed and newer Warn hubs. Good Jeep for someone to finish restoring. Seriou offers only”

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1955 M-38A1 Gretna, NE $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Includes an M-416 trailer.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/pts/d/gretna-1955-willys-m38a1/7093315275.html

“1955 Willy’s M38A1 Jeep very original, 4cyl, 24 volt, new batteries, spark plugs, and plug wires, showing 55,900 miles, runs and drives, needs some wiring to get lights working, the only rust I can find is by the front tub body mounts, has a M416 trailer that goes with it.”

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Year? M-38 Lenawee County, MI $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears in good condition.

https://jxn.craigslist.org/atq/d/tipton-willys-jeep/7077272380.html

“restored off frame 25000 miles no radio send no text can’t return”

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1953 CJ-3A Kearney, MO $4900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has a few mods.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/d/kearney-1953-willys-jeep-cj3a/7087866788.html

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ3A
All new brakes
$400 in extra parts”

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1950 CJ-3A Chassis/Parts Winchester, TX $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Parts

No pics provided.

https://austin.craigslist.org/snw/d/west-point-jeep-parts/7091091266.html

“1950 CJ3A Rolling Chassis with Jeep F161 6 cylinder engine. Good grill. usable fenders and hood, body junk! No title. Comes with an extra L134 engine, two good L134 heads, 2 repairable CJ5 fenders, two military Jerry can holders,one bell housing, one red Jerry can, one heavy duty brush guard, one extra Jeep wheel, one radiator with a good copper core (fits pickup or wagon)and boxes of gears, shafts, speedometer heads, one T84 shift plate,one mirror assembly, and several buckets of bolts, nuts, and small parts.

This Jeep was to be my next rebuild, but at 79 years old, I decided to clean house and give it up. Most of the parts are an accumulation of parts from Jeeps that I restored over the last 50 years.Two of my Nephews have Jeeps that I passed along to them. One is a 67 CJ5 with a V6 engine and is for sale for $4500.00 and the other is a 1942 GPW that is 85% original and is for sale for $9,000. Both run very well. Both Jeeps are in Winchester

I will consider any reasonable offer on the CJ3A and parts. The price on the GPW is firm but the 67 price is negotiable. The CJ3A and part’s price is also negotiable and will consider any reasonable offer for all of it as one package. The two flat heads sell at Kaiser Willys for $300.00 ((new) and the L134 engine block (new) is $2000.00.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

(02/15/2020) This militarized CJ-2A looks in good shape.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/atq/d/colorado-springs-1947-willys-cj-2a/7072398527.html

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“An incredibly clean and functioning 1947 Willys CJ-2A Militarized MB Jeep. This little sweetheart is exceptionally clean, the original body was replaced with an MB body (military jeep). The body is completely free of rust. The body and details of the Jeep are very authentic along with the appointments of a World War II Jeep. The top and seats are in great condition and appear completely authentic. The engine does not leak oil or coolant. The engine runs nicely and starts reliably. The Jeep turns heads wherever it shows up. Truly a wonderful piece of Americana.”

 

 
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1952 M-38A1 Choctaw, OK $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Looks pretty original.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/choctaw-1952-jeep-willys-m38/7091359809.html

“All original. Runs great . We take it out for rides. Clears Title and plates. Needs upholstery, mileage 12009”

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1960 CJ-3B Rifle, CO $5500

• CATEGORIES: Airborne Lightweight Jeeps, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500. 

(03/02/2016) “60 Willy’s jeep all original motor and drive train, motor completely rebuilt. New crank pistons, rods, valves, etc. 4 wheel drive all works good.”

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/silt-60-jeep-willys/7090510714.html

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1964 CJ-3B Marissa, IL $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Seller indicates it includes a Gov plate, so it was likely a Gov/military purchased CJ-3B.

This has a ventilating windshield.  It does appear to have a place on the dash with four holes where a gov data plate could have been.

https://carbondale.craigslist.org/cto/d/marissa-m606-cj3b-military-jeep-updated/7087006238.html

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“This is a 1964 Military Jeep for sale that is like a M606.
The army and the navy were the only ones to use these jeeps, and they were intended for more mundane duties around bases and such.
It does have the original military wheels and most of the original hard top (the side and rear doors are missing).
The engine is stuck, and the radiator is long gone (scrappers stole it along with the doors years ago).
I have the original body tags along with the reproduction brass military tag.

No title, but will provide a bill of sale.

Accepting any reasonable offer. I would like to see it go to someone who knows what it is versus it becoming a start for a crawler or mud buggy.”