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1948-1949 Willys-Overland Deluxe Tool Kit

• CATEGORIES: Features

Anyone have photos of an actual 1948-1949 Deluxe Tool Kit? Or, if you have a 1948/1949 Jeepster manual, a pic of the front of the kit may be in there, too (according to this post). If you have either, please email me a pic of the front to d @ deilers.com. Thanks!

Claus is hoping to reproduce a leather kit version of this vinyl plastic tool holder and needs to see the inscription on the front of it. Here’s the back side (from the 1949 Willys Accessories Book):

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Maynard Roberts’ Two-Year Jeep Trip Through South America

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .
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Maynard Roberts pictures on the left in San Paulo, Brazil, from the January 23, 1950, issue of the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

In 1948, 34 year-old Maynard Roberts, from La Verne, California, traveled south into Mexico and spent the next 18 months exploring Central and South American. He wrote a series of articles for the Pomona Progress Bulletin detailing his trip. He’d hoped to write a book, but I have been unable to locate one. If he didn’t, it’s too bad, because I think he was a very good writer.

His skill is evident early on when he wrote a phrase that caught my attention, “About seven years ago I was keeping company with my last twenty-dollar bill …” His attention to details and telling a few small stories make his tale worth reading. It’s unfortunate that these articles only share snippets, for it seems he’s got a good story to tell and the skill to tell it.

His idea to travel germinated prior to WWII. He was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1914. As a child, his parents moved to California, Near the start of WWII he got the idea to travel to South America, so he began saving money. During WWII he was a draftsman, perhaps a skill learned during his college days at Chaffee college? Finally, by 1948, he saved up enough money to buy a jeep and afford to travel.

Part one of his adventure appeared in the January 09, 1950, issue of the Ponoma Progress Bulleting, split into two sections.

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Part II: This is the second installment of Maynard’s adventure. It appeared in the January 16, 1950, issue of the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

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Newgren Bed Extender Brochure

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

This Newgren bed extender brochure is form N-166.

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1942 Of Helen Hayes in Jeep w/Soldiers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was taken May 07, 1942, as confirmed by The Times newspaper out of Munster, Indiana, dated May 08, 1942. It shows actress Helen Hayes MacArthur sitting in the passenger seat of a jeep, surrounded by servicemen.

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“Press Photo Helen Hayes visits soldiers at Army base camp, Washington D.C. This is an original press photo. World War II – United States (Helen Hayes at Camp*. Washington D.C. Major William R. Fisher, Base Special Services officer is shown instructing miss Helen Hayes of stage and screen fame in the art of handling the army “Jeep” Lieutenant Robert Kuhne of Philadelphia is at the controls while Lieutenant Benet F. Cain prepares for the start. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 5-7-None.”

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Here’s the newspaper image:

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May 08, 1942, The Times newspaper out of Munster, Indiana.

 
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1942 MB Slat Grille Hickory, NC For Trade Only

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Seller only wants to trade.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/310792786895671

“1942 Willys MB slat grill project, early model with no glove box, has postwar engine (turns) , t84 transmission that shifts freely. Frame Looks to be pretty good minus the usual gussets and rear crossmember. Body tub is rough but repairable using new floor pans and a rear panel. Front clip is restorable. Slat grill is pretty nice. Came from Georgia so no title as they didn’t title older vehicles. Has four excellent combat wheels that can or can’t be included depending on deal. I’m looking to trade for a restorable m151a2 jeep , lots of work needed is ok but need a restorable candidate . May also consider a complete m274 mule but mainly looking for m151a2”

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1949 CJ-3A Elizabethton, TN $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Looks in good shape for a militarized jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/632762944275024/

“1949 Willy’s. I am listing for my father in law so don’t have all of the details. Feel free to message me for his contact info and you can call to speak with him. In good shape and runs good.”

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1946 CJ-2A Daphne, AL $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of updates to this CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/328289371910331/

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“1946 Willys CJ2A Custom Hotrod Jeep Chromed Chevy 327 V8 Engine GM Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission 4 Wheel Drive A MUST SEE. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY!

Garage Kept M38 Windshield with Center Vent Mileage: unknown Color: Black Cherry Working 4×4 Warn Locking Hubs Rear- Dana 44 / Front- Dana 25 31×9.5-15 Super Swampers Black Bead Lock Rims Powerful Chromed 327 V8 Engine GM Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission B&M Quicksilver Shifter Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carburetor Edelbrock Valve Covers- New Gaskets New Belt New Starter New Radiator,Hoses,Overflow New Water Temp. Sensor and Gauge New Transmission Fluid Cooler Triple Muffler System New Battery All New Filters New Oil Pan Gasket Bucket Sport Seats Multiple Light Bars Ammo Box Armrest/Storage New UWS Chrome Box for locking storage Roll-bar for Bikini Top Bestop Bikini Top New Jerry Gas Can New Fire Extinguisher Strong magnetic double cup holder”

 

 
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1962? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN $8900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8900. This still has a Navy gov data plate.

Lots of updates to this custom build. The body appears to be from a DJ-3A Convertible or a Surrey. The front frame rails have a curious shape; the chassis may not be a jeep chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/582389092458452/

“Old Navy jeep, 4.3 v6, 700 auto trans, power steering and brakes, heated seats, S10 ft clip and rear end ”

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1951 CJ-3A Powell, TN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This jeep includes a parts jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3063538653771704/

“1951 willys jeep plus parts..Jeep runs and starts good..clear titles on both jeeps. The one that runs is a 4 cyclinder flathead.the one that doesnt run is 1947 willys…also included is a 4 cyclinder L head engine for parts.asking 2500 . for everything”

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1946? CJ-2A Spanish Fort, AL $10,880

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: price dropped to $10,880.

(01/10/2020) This militarized CJ-2A has a few mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2673805256270251/

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“Check out this recently restored 4×4 Willys Jeep. Its about as good as it gets for this model. Its also more versatile than a Side by Side/ UTV, since its street legal and has a tow bar. Best of all its easy to work on and appreciates in value. Due to the large amount of spam on this site, I will only respond to emails which contain your phone number. If the ad is up its still available.”

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/06/2020) May need some work. Has a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/693321977884830/

“Selling a beautiful 1947 Willy’s CJ2A MB! Has a Flathead 4 that runs excellent. She comes with a lot of extra parts, 100% Rust FREE! Check out this amazing little truck for yourself. 80% of the way there, all that’s left are cosmetics that need a little updating”

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1954 M-170 Middletown, CT $22,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $22,000.

(07/24/2020) Gary’s selling his beautiful M-170. It’s been on the cover of Military Vehicles Magazine and featured in Antique Truck magazine.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm127/adm127.html

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“Totally restored from frame up in 1997-98. All original drivetrain and body. Has all ambulance accessories such as both original stretcher racks, reel light, seats, complete NOS top with original doors, wheel well pads, etc. One of the few complete ambulance version M170’s around.

Drives and stops as it should. 24 volt system. All lights work. The only things wrong are the non-working temp gauge, tranny sometimes jumps out of second gear (a common issue with older Jeeps), and there is a “tick” in the clutch area that has no effect on the clutch or tranny shifting correctly. Just showed up several years ago and hasn’t had any effect on performance. Steering stabilizer added in 1998 to stop shimmy that occurred over hard bumps. No problem since.

Award winner and has been on cover of Military Vehicles Magazine and featured in Antique Truck magazine.

Registered in CT. bill of sale only.

This is a rare jeep model with only approx. 5000 made. This one has all the hard to find M170 parts and accessories. Very hard to find complete.”

 
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1949 Jeepster Sales Tool Brochure for the Sales Force

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, Jeepster

This unique 36-page Jeepster sales tool aimed at the Willys-Overland sales force likely underscores a general lack of understanding about the Jeepster. It was a different enough vehicle from the utilitarian wagons, trucks and universal jeeps that the sales force may have had a challenge selling it to their standard clientele. That’s the only reason I can think that W-O created this document. I have not seen similar documents for other models.

Note that at one point the document argues that the Jeepster is NOT a convertible and NOT a sedan, but a SPORTS PHAETON. Bill pointed out to me that, like him, I always pronounced Phaeton  “Fay-ton”, with an accent on the first syllable. However, he saw a newsreel the other day and the voice-over pronounced it more like ‘Fay-et-on’ or ‘Fay-uh-ton; distinctly three syllables.

Moreover, the dictionary suggests that a Phaeton is pretty much a convertible or a touring open air car, rooted in a word for an open air four-wheeled wagon. Perhaps some more knowledgeable can distinguish between a Phaeton and a convertible??

Some of these pages worked better when shown together, so I’ve sewn together a few of them …

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Newgren Pull-Type Tandem Disc Harrow Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Newgren Pull-Type Tandem Disc Harrow Brochure is form N-165.

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1943 Photo of Attu Island Signs & Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I imagine the dancing and the beer would have been popular, but I’m less sure about the hardtack?

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“1943 Press Photo Attu Island, World War II. This is an original press photo. Attu Island. This sign on Attu Island points out the Japanese capital is closer to the strategic island than is San Francisco. Jeep riders also are warned that this is their last chance for “Dancing beer and hardtack”. This is one of the first pictures of the rugged island since the days when American forces wiped out the Japanese there. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 9-30-1943.”

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Lawnmower + Firetruck (?) Concord, CA $2400

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s an odd, non-jeep item….

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/339764920551103

“Been in the family for years since I was a child. Lawnmower runs great no problems. Can seat up to 10 small children at a time or 6 bigger children plus driver. Has bell and horn sound effect. Located in Concord $2,40.00 obo”

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1967 Flattie Fresno, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) Looks like a fun jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/291704732085709/

“1967 jeep 355 sbc Brodix heads Demon carb runs excellent This jeep is street legal..Comes with sand tires Tagged and registered. Would consider partial trade”

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1947 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has some later model Free-Lock hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/757757085005727/

“Original 1947 Willys CJ 2A Jeep. Body off restoration. Tons of new parts were needed. Engine runs pretty. Fun to drive. Did add seat belts. new wiring harness, has duel heaters. if it was not working or broken it was replaced. or repaired.Let me know and we can set up a showing”

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1956 Parkway Conversion Wagon Florence, OR $5500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This wagon has a gov plate and remnants of a Department of Interior design that suggest it was owned by the DOI at some point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/261086494983112/

“1956 willys wagon parkway. 226 super hurricane. Runs and drives. Still needs some work. Some rust around rear fender wells. Other than that it is pretty clean. I cleaned and sealed the interior roof and floor pans. New fuel tank, filling tube,locking gas cap, and sending unit. New gas peddle. Mostly converted to 12v besides gauges. Does need a new 6v regulator. Or upgrade to 12v. Has gm alternator. And upgraded distributor. Has pto driven winch. New head lights and taillights with integrated reverse lights. New blinker switch. Needs a wiper motor. I made some plywood interior panels and they have new speakers in them. It needs seats. Only has a driver seat at the moment. I do have the original passenger seat complete and the original driver bench seat frame. I also have wood planks for the floor. Rear window is cracked and one is plexiglass. 5500 obo. Open to offers. Only selling cause I have to many projects. Open to Possible trades. Have a clean title”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1956 CJ_5 Evansville, IN $3900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/190882209014863/
  2. 1973 CJ-5 Ewing, IL $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2623314361261535/
  3. 1973 CJ-5 Minneapolis, MN $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2750492378546072/
  4. 1952? CJ-5 Rockford, IL $3000 (sniper jeep???): https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1661439400671446/
  5. 1978 CJ-5 Van Buren, AR $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416992519433111/
  6. 1961 CJ-5 Klamath Falls, OR $2000: https://klamath.craigslist.org/cto/d/klamath-falls-1961-jeep-cj5/7196125442.html
  7. 1961 CJ-5 Millville, CA $3000: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/millville-1961-cj5-willys/7195089501.html
  8. 1964 CJ-5 Waggoner, IL $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1132577090444168/
  9. 1958 CJ-5 Bennett, CO $4500: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/bennett-1958-willys-jeep/7195696036.html
  10. 1962 CJ-5 Orange, CA $5500: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/orange-1962-willys-jeep/7196886929.html
  11. 1957 CJ-5 Temecula, CA $2200: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/for/d/temecula-willys-jeep-cj5-1957/7195076733.html
  12. 1977 CJ-5 Hot Springs National Park, AR $4950: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/404091407246008
  13. 1978 CJ-5 Buckley, WA $4000; https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/467148607576060/
  14. 1966 CJ-5 Prairie City, OR $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/800294837406498/
  15. 1956 CJ-5 Redding, CA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/661947657928141/
  16. 1972 CJ-5 Renton, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/623421301887053/
  17. 1969 CJ-5 Hood River, OR $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/710569459510630/
  18. 1957 CJ-5 Seabeck, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/209955633611927/
  19. 1974 CJ-5 Fossil, OR $2800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/694679254594317/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1958 M-38A1 Fullerton, CA $4200: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/fullerton-1953-jeep-m38a1-cj5/7195781279.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Beverly, KS $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/619441922040449
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Eatonville, WA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/295970271474488/
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Rialto, CA $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/241646737126538/
 
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1947 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project; unclear what work it needs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/356950585314675/

“1947 willy’s for sale to much to list on parts. Its a project 10 pages of parts that have been put on”

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Portuguese Jeep Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features, International

I bought the following 5″x7″ Portuguese ads off of eBay for $2/ad plus shipping from Europe. The seller noted he had more ads, so sent me a link to 96 more (including lots of good early ads). He wanted to sell these outside of eBay, so I figured I’d get a better price, especially buying in bulk. Instead, he doubled the ads to $4/per ad. When I balked at the price, he claimed he was selling his ads for €6 on eBay ($7.09). Given I’d just bought them for $2, I was a bit confused by his claim. Maybe something was lost in translation, but, needless to say, I won’t be buying any ads from this seller outside of eBay.

These ads have some neat illustrative work.

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Here are pics showing 1/4 of his collection of ads:

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Newgren Hydro-Grader & Terracer Brochure

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

This Newgren brochure form N-164 highlights its hydro-grader and terrace.

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1943 Photo of Crated Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Nice historical photo of crated jeeps.

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“1943 Press Photo crates of Jeep parts are lifted onto an assembly line, England. This is an original press photo. Somewhere in England — A heavy maintenance company of U.S. Army Ordnance obviously had America’s ability for automotive production in mind when it decided to set up a Jeep assembly line at a depot in England. On a trial order from Army Ordnance Chiefs for the assembling of 2,000 Jeeps they established something of a record within a fortnight — with Jeeps rolling off the assembly line at the rate of one every 3 minutes. Following pictures show how it’s done. Crates of partly assembled Jeeps, just received from the US are being lifted onto the start of the assembly line.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-28-1943.

 
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1949 Jeepster Springfield, MO $10,700

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks road ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/574673993254755/

“49 Willy’s Jeepster. 4 cyl. 3 speed”

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