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Damn the Torpedo ‘Fuel’, Full Speed Ahead

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

A September 23, 1956, article in the Lansing State Journal (Michigan) tells the story of an auto parts dealer who bought some surplus fuel, only to find out it was a special type of fuel.


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1962 Service Bulletin: The 1000-Mile Inspection

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Mike shared this June 18, 1962, Willys Motors Service Bulletin that has an updated 1000-mile inspection checklist. It’s both a handy checklist for the inspection of your current vintage jeep or for use when checking out a new jeep.

PDF Version of Checklist
(or an Alternative Checklist create by a reader years ago)



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1942 Photo of NY Gov Lehman in Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo shows New York Governor Lehman and Col. Broadus sitting in a jeep.

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“1942 Press Photo New York Governor takes ride in military jeep. This is an original press photo. New York – jeep – Lieutenant … reviews, Colonel Broadus salutes, Governor Lehman takes a ride Photo measures 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-07-1942.”



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1955 Ad w/ Mocked CJ-5 From Prev Photo

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

A 1955 newspaper ad for jeep looks familiar to me. Noticing that the spare tire was mounted like that of a CJ-2, I realized that the CJ-5 portion of the photo had been illustrated and an extra tree added.

Here’s how the ad looks, edited and cropped, in 1955 (ad is on eBay):


Here’s how the original 1945 press photo looked:


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1951 CJ-3A? East Moriches, NY $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/18/2018) Looks good. Appears to have a reproduction body.

“1951 Willys Jeep, 4×4, great condition, modified with Buick 6 cylinder engine, power steering, 37000 on odometer (not sure if accurate) very well maintained,cool interior, excellent for the beach or snow. rubberized floor. You will not find a nicer one in N.Y. NO RUST.
If you see the ad the Jeep is still available”

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1955 CJ-3B Spring Hope, NC $7500


This has been for sale for a while, but never popped up on my searches until now.

“1955 CJ3B 500 miles on Engine 37,000 on Jeep Body only fair but no holes Full Best Top with doors no holes a bit brittle tho Reupholstered front seats Have back seat Brand new tires Brand new 11” brakes, drums and master cylinder Replaced gas tank I will deliver for a fee $7,500 Listing for friend”

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Year? CJ-3A Hanceville, AL $2500


Seller indicates it runs and drives.

“It runs drives”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1979 CJ-5 Oliver Springs, TN $3200:
  2. 1958 CJ-5 West Point, GA $2500:
  3. 1963 CJ-5 Charleston, SC $2500:
  4. 1973 CJ-5 Chandler, IN $4600:
  5. 1972 CJ-5 Lexington, KY $2000:
  6. 1973 CJ-5 Montgomery, AL $1500:
  7. 1971 CJ-5 Albemarle, NC $3500:
  8. 1977 CJ-5 Cambridge, OH $1500:
  9. 1960 CJ-5 Fayetteville, GA $500:
  10. 1959 CJ-5 Lakeland, FL $2500:
  11. 1979-CJ-5 Greenville, SC $1500:
  12. 1957 CJ-5 Acworth, GA $1700:
  13. 1973 CJ-5 Orlando, FL $1800:
  14. 1966 CJ-5 Southampton, MA $800:


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Alpharetta, GA $4500:
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Lacomb, OR $4200:
  3. 2 M-38A1s Springville, AL $4000:
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1958 Truck JeepRod Mooresville, NC $11,900

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

Lots of mods.

“IF AD IS UP, it is still available. Professionally built custom ’58 Willys Overland Pickup. US Army Military Police theme. Runs and drive great! 350 Chevy motor with 4L80E Auto Transmission. 4 wheel disc brakes. Aluminum Radiator w/ Elec fan. Many Custom touches. Show winning Rat Rod!!”

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1947 CJ-2A Farmersville, OH $3200


Looks like the drain holes have been patched.

“Military style with new tires and wheels. Complete rebuild kit for a flathead engine.”

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1962 Fire Truck Dover, OH $17,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.×4/7235413915.html

“This is a nice running 1962 Willys Jeep firetruck,Has redone 2yrs ago,All new brake lines,brake bands and.whell cylinder,and master cylinder,body work was done and painted.Nice show vehicle..only 42,000 miles,has original, light on top, and working siren..6cylinder hurricane motor,4wheel drive,3speed on floor,high and low range”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Howell, NJ $25,000(?)


The price listed is $25,000, however maybe it is supposed to be $2500? It looks like it is a lefty. It has a DJ-3A hardtop (CJ-5s has the side windows in the top).

“1948 Willys jeep CJ2A SOLID PROJECT runs good nice frame comes with plow needs some work”

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1950 Jeepster Big Flats, NY $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

The engine spins.

“Up for sale is a rare 1950 willys jeepster. Body is in fair condition with some rust repair needed. Frame is in very good condition, some surface rust no holes.

Has original 4 cylinder motor that turns over by hand. Engine is complete, but does not run. Seat frames are there but need redone. Frame for top is there and complete, top is long gone.

Tires are shot but does roll. I have 8 jeeps and will not be getting to this one anytime soon.
Asking $1500 or no. Call or text only. No emails will be answered.”

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1954 CJ-3B Flat Rock, IN $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/15/2020) Runs.

“I have title. Runs and drives good. It’s in good shape for a 66 yr. old Willys. $3500 or best reasonable offer”

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Newest Jeep Stuff

• CATEGORIES: Features

A guy in Seattle sold several lots of jeep stuff from his collection on eBay and I was a the fortunate recipient. So, Merry Christmas to me! The items that particularly interested me were the two different Baier lighters and the two wooden jeep pipes.

The Baier lighters were heavier and in better shape than I expected, while the two wooden pipes are both from France, each with engraved differently on the bottom.

The jeep toys range in quality, but I didn’t have any of them, so they were just a fun bonus. 
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Here’s a close up of the two Baier lighters. To ignite the lighter on the large jeep with the map on the top, you turn the door handles (either the passenger side and drivers side). Turning the handle releases the hood piece, causing the lighter to spark (no fuel in it currently). The smaller jeep is the same principle, only there’s a single button above the driver’s door and the lighter piece that pops up is in the top, not the hood.


My growing collection of jeep lighters and smoking related jeeps hasn’t been planned, but does seem to be growing….


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Hallmark’s Sesame Street FJ-3 Ornament $19.95 (and more)

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

Jesse shared this FJ-3 ornament information. Last year, I posted about Sesame Street’s use of an FJ-3 as Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. What I didn’t know was that Jesse sold an FJ-3 that was renovated into real Cookie Monster Foodie Truck that is now at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But, it doesn’t serve food. Instead, it is a kids interactive challenge (there’s an online version at PBS):


Cookie Monster food truck interactive spot. (photo by @bioreconstruct from this website).

Here’s another one:


When you momma and poppa frogs hop in line for food, let the tadpoles play at the nearby foodie truck challenge. Help Cookie Monster and Gonger prepare delicious meals by following along with the video instructions and pressing the correct buttons for the right ingredients! Photo Credit: Undercover Tourist.

As for the ornament, you can order it here:

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And, if you don’t want an ornament, you can buy a kids FJ-3 Cookie Monster Food Truck at Target for $14.99:

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Or, for only $6.99, you can purchase a Cookie Monster Board book:


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Photo of 2 Ford GPs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Nice photo with some history showing 2 Ford GPs.

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“Offered is an original WWII time period photograph. It belonged Lt. Salvador Joseph Cuttitta who was enlisted with the 6th Armored Infantry and trained with 1st Armored Division. He was then transferred to serve with the 5th Armored Division. There is some tape on the corners. Picture measures approximately 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ inches.”


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NOS San Angelo Gun Rack No. 10 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Here’s a great add-on for a vintage jeep. Not many of these NOS San Angelo gun racks around. The No. 10 rack appears to have been an entry rack model.

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“Vintage Jeep vehicle gun rack No. 10. Willys . Contains 1 bracket for the dash and 1 for the floor.- New Old Stock- Un-opened, still wrapped with the original plastic. Made by San Angelo Co. Original box has slight discoloration in some areas. Plastic wrap has some small holes and splits.
The Pictures show item as it is being sold.”





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1980s Jeep Parts Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This unusual poster shows a pretty complete list of production civilian jeeps (though no FC-150). It advertises Jeep Parts out of Portland, Oregon, and is priced at $99, but the seller is accepting offers. It was an Oregon company.

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“Jeep Parts Ad Vintage 1981 Wrangler & Sexy Bikini Girl Poster Oregon 18 x 24
The company’s name is Jeep Parts. I can not find a date on the poster but the most recent model listed for part available is 1981. Lots of great old Jeeps depicted: Wrangler, Cherokee, panel delivery, fc170 truck, commando, 2500 truck, jeepster, scrambler, 475, f4-134, tuxedo park mark IV, universal, dispatcher, surrey, station wagon, cj-7, cj-3, cj-6, cj-2a, cj-101, …awesome!
The arrow is pointing at an old disintegrated rubber band mark near the top.

Size / dimensions :
18 x 24 inches
46 cm x 60.5 cm”

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Koenig Crankshaft PTO Winch Bracket on eBay


I’m not sure what these sell for these days.

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“This a Koenig Crank Shaft Winch Bracket for a Willys Jeep CJ 2A, 3A, 3B. Extremely rare bracket. Condition is used. Sold as is. Ask questions first. Shipped with FEDEX.”




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1946 CJ-2A East Fishkill, NY $3000


This appears to have a replacement body, not an M-38 body.

“1946 Willys Jeep for restoration. Jeep needs to be gone through, motor needs rebuild. Jeep is a good and straight canidate for restoration, has rust in front floors and side cowl panels.

I believe this jeep is a combination of a civilian CJ2a and a military M38. It looks like someone put an m38 tub on a civilian Cj2a frame. The previous owner told me he ran the numbers on the motor and it came back as a C2a.

There is no title on this vehicle as it predates when titles were issued, and I do not have a registration for it. Bill of sale only”

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Year? CJ-6 Harrisburg, PA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $5200.

Listed as a 1974, this is a 1956-1963 CJ-6. I see no data plate that indicates this was ever in the military. Strangely, a dummy head appears in a few of the shots.

“I have 1974 JEEP Army Willy for sale. Manual trans. Got clean PA title. Need some repairs. It is Long Wheel Base rare to find 8 seater. Runs and drives. In decent condition. A lot of potential. First come first serve. As is”

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Year? Bantam TC3 Trailer Louisville, KY $800

• CATEGORIES: trailer

No shots of the bed, but it appears sound.

“Bantam tc3 trailer for a Willys jeep.”


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  1. L-134 out of a Jeepster Providence, RI $625:
  2. F-134 (is not a ’46 engine) Wakefield, RI $450:
  3. F-161 Providence, RI $1295:
  4. F-134 Conway, MA $500:
  5. L-226 Albany, NY $400:
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CJ-5 Fisher Plow Southampton, NY $400


I don’t have any brochures on the Fisher.

“Fisher plow for early CJ5 metal is in good shape as well as blade has a new rebuilt pump all hydraulic lines hood pressure”