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1943 Bantam Trailer Sutter County, CA $1800

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Us as is or restore.

“1943 Bantam 1/4 ton jeep trailer. Nice straight trailer with minimal rust. A great project for restoration. for MB, GPW, military, Army, WWII, Korea, Willy’s, Ford, surplus, veteran”


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1951 CJ-3A Irvine, CA $2000


Not sure how much value is here.

“1951 willys cj3a it has a Vin tag Great starter project. Front clip is off and have start on freshing up the motor. I put the front clip temporarily back on for sale. I also have a box of parts I’ll upload later.. anything that came off is in there as well as new parts I’ve ordered for the engine rebuild. I have a spare Trans too. If you didn’t want to rebuild the old one. Sold separately.. bill of sale. If I decide to get the title. 200p firm not a penny less. Might take trade PLUS CASH.”

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1945 MB Wenatchee, WA $9000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/06/2021) Runs, but had mods.

“1945 Jeep willys WWll very nice Jeep,,”

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1952 CJ-3A(?) Apple Valley, CA $2100


Not sure how much value is here.

“Cj2a cj 2a willys- the body shot crap — will come with a body that is repairable, rolling drive train unknown chevy 4 cylinder motor with stock 3 speed trans and stock transfer case. Good start to a nice wheeler.
Clean AZ title vin tag on frame, will have pictures up soon, can send via text”

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1943 “Mud and Flood” Video From Italy

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

The mud and water sure looked miserable! There’s at least one shot of an ambulance jeep.

“Army jeeps and lorries struggle through the mud tracks, they drive past ruined village. Allied soldiers trudge through the mud. Various shots of a completely flooded street in Borgo San Lorenzo, people stand in doorways and a lorry drives through. Soldiers lift children from a truck to their house, and a lady wades through whilst three soldiers push a bicycle.”

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HOTCARS.COM Looks Back at the M-715

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill spotted this article the other day. I’m not all that familiar with the M-715 history, so can’t speak to the accuracy of it, but I found it interesting.


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1953 CJ-3B Sand Jeep Roller Woodland, WA $4500


Marty spotted this sand jeep. I can’t tell if it is 2WD or 4WD.

“Ford 9 inch Williams axles, spill, 514 gears, turbo 400,3200 stall, been sitting, this is a project.. $4500. 360281five two1 0. This is a roller, no motor. Bill of sale no tittle.”


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1946 CJ-2A San Jose, CA $12,500


Mike spotted this unusual build.

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1944 GPW Damascus, OR $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(04/14/2021) I don’t recognize the winch.

“Selling a 1944 Ford Jeep GPW with Good Bones, not rusted and has been garaged for 30+ years.
Runs and drives well with a good running Chevy 283 small block V8
Original GPW 7000 Transmission—3 Speed Manual With Low
Tow Bar makes it towable behind a truck or RV
Curb weight 2315 LBS”

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Update to Updates

• CATEGORIES: Features

Over the weekend we moved 99.99% of our stuff to the new place. We were only able to accomplish that goal due to the help of Ann’s family (a hearty thank you to all of them who helped). As you can see in pic below, taken after the first two rounds of moving, there was quite a bit of stuff. Once much of these items (aka crap) was put into the upper-level storage, a third round filled the shop again. Thankfully, we have a ton of storage in the upper level of the shop (note the hole in the back wall near the ceiling; that’s a winch-lift setup to elevate stuff into the storage area), so we can store a bunch of stuff until the MIL passes (then a bunch goes away).


The next step is to get the kitchen arranged to my satisfaction, then turn my attention back to the shop-office. It needs paint and updating. After that, I can move everything into it. Then, attention will turn to the woodshed area (paint, hang over head lights, setup up shop vac PVC system). Once that’s done, then the shop itself will get clean and arranged. I suspect this will take a couple weeks.

As for when updates will resume, we still don’t have broadband internet. Only DSL is available in our area at this point (though we were told that for $50,000 we could get Spectrum cable–Spectrum is still a few country blocks away from our place–to which we said thanks, but no thanks). My hope is to return to regular updates by Monday May 10th.

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1952 “Army Unveils New Jeep” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video shows the press’ introduction to the M-38A1. Note the “AUTO. DIV. TEST” stenciled.  on the side of the jeep.

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1944 “Newsbriefs” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

This video has stories from around the globe. The only US-specific report is jeep-centric, as it covers the Coast Guard’s Super Jeep.

“Members of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force receive Colours in Sao Paulo. Various shots as the men and women are reviewed by the War Minister and his staff as they march past prior to leaving on overseas service.

Various shots of women lifesavers on Bondi Beach in Australia. They push out their boat and row out to sea. Various shots of them exercising on the beach, they feed out a lifeline. M/S of two women carrying the victim back. M/S of them standing in a line.

Various shots of male and female Yugoslav partisans who have been in Malta recuperating from wounds gained in battle in their own country. They now march along in uniform and start to receive instruction on bren guns for the time when they can return to Yugoslavia.

L/S of an American army jeep and its new larger counterpart the scout car which can hold 10 men. They drive along the beach, the normal jeep gets stuck in sand dune but the bigger one drives up it with no problems. “

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1949 CJ-3A To Be Auctioned in Indiana

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, Features

Randy let me know the Wabash Valley Jeep Junkies will be auctioning off a 1949 CJ-3A. Submit your sealed bids by close of business May 14th. All proceeds will go to PINK of Terre Haute, which support cancer victims in the Wabash Valley.


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1944 “Conquest of Normandy” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This 1944 video shows the early days following D-day. Not a whole lot of jeeps, but some interesting footage.

Various shots of American soldiers in street of village of Isigny. Fires are still burning in some of the wrecked buildings. Various shots of villagers returning home, passing American troops pushing on through smouldering ruins. M/S of dejected looking German prisoners resting against wall. Various shots of American soldiers helping civilians and rounding up more prisoners. They issue out advice and food to villagers from loud speaker van.

Aerial view of flooded area near Carentan. Point of view shot from jeep travelling along country road, American troops are resting in hedges. Various shots of refugees returning to Carentan. Happy American soldiers in the main square of Carentan, the World War One memorial is decorated with allied flags. The villagers come out of bomb shelters to greet the liberators. More shots troops advancing. Various shots of local fire fighters putting out fires in the town using hand pump.

Aerial shots of of Dakotas dropping paratroops over Northern France. Various shots of U.S. infantry passing through St. Marie du Mont. Various shots of British artillery unit firing field guns into the German lines. L/S of Sherman tanks of the British Army moving across fields. M/S of British infantry moving along country road. Various shots of American infantry moving through Montebourg, includes shots of American soldiers using a motorcycle-halftrack captured from Germans. American soldiers also seen operating remote controlled midget tank captured from enemy.

Various shots of Canadian troops evacuating their Public Relations H.Q. which has been hit by a shell. Various shots of Normandy farmyard where British and American troops are lining up for food. Army chef has made jokey menu board. More shots of Infantry on the road between Caen and Bayeux

Various shots of General Charles de Gaulle climbing down from DUKW (amphibious vehicle) on Normandy beach, before being driven off in a jeep. Various shots of De Gaulle meeting the people of France again. He is seen at the town of Bayeux, shaking hands and receiving flowers from cheering crowds.

Back on the beaches. Various shots of King George VI arriving on DUKW, he is greeted by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (aka Monty). The King wears naval uniform. Various shots of King at investiture ceremony in the field. He presents medals to soldiers, including the Commander of the Third Canadian Division. Troops cheer the King. The King shakes hands with Monty before departing.

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1956? Willys Export Military Vehicle Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: I received this in the mail. It’s a surprisingly hefty booklet!

I had just enough time to win this brochure on eBay Sunday. It’s 52 pages. Willys even offered a DJ-3A for the military. I’m guessing this is a 1956 brochure, as it includes the CJ-6 and DJ-3A, but not any FCs.

Below are the seven pages posted on the eBay auction (it will be a while before I can scan this).





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1954 CJ-3B Longview, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

This is a nice build.

“1954 Willys CJ-3B High Hood 231 V6 runs good, plus an extra 231 turbo motor. Mileage unknown. 350 turbo automatic transmission Power steering Power brakes, 11 inch 1970 gears front and rear ends Painless wiring 10 gage steel body, no rust Boxed frame LED tail lights Lots of receipts. Cash or will consider trade for fishing boat”

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1955 CJ-3B Plymouth, MA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $17,500.

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“1955 Willys CJ3B, In very good condition, 4-134 F Head Motor, Arena yellow. Recently serviced which includes the following work, new rear main seal, new oil pan gasket, new timing gasket, new front crank seal, re-sealed transmission and transfer case, new rear pinion seal, new rear differential fluid, new wiper motor, new carburetor, new fuel pump, new tie rod ends, repaired emergency brake, rebuilt brake master, new transfer case yolk, new front light sockets and lights, cleaned fuel tank and re-plumbed fuel lines, new seat belts and new speedometer. Heating element is in place but not plumbed. Everything else works as it should.”

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1964 FC-170 Bend, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Doesn’t run.

“Has a small block chevy in it. Complete but needs some work to be running and driving again”

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1952 CJ-3A Caldwell, ID $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/11/2021) Looks pretty stock.

“Second owner, clear title, runs. All original. Located in Idaho. Price is somewhat negotiable. May be willing to trade for a Dual-Sport MC.”

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1943 “Riders in Gliders” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

A jeep makes a brief appearance at the end of this short news clip from 1943 titled “Riders In Gliders – Dublin”

“Several shots of the lines of gliders and men working on them – possibly in the factory. Various shots of glider pilots boarding their craft. With a tow from powered plane, the gliders go into the air and the pilots are left on their own. A glider makes a perfect landing. A jeep emerges out of one of the gliders – demonstration of the carrying power of these craft.”

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1943 “Rome Raiders Interviewed By Quentin Reynolds” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video covers an interview of the group that first bombed targets in Rome.

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Busy Busy

• CATEGORIES: Features

It’s been a couple long days, but 95% of the stuff has been moved. We have some family here now, so we should make more good progress this weekend. My brain is a bit fried, to the point I can’t think of anything clever to write (this of course assumes that I’ve written clever prose in the past; if I haven’t, don’t spoil my delusions … ).



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Hemmings: Did a Pre-VW Influence the Jeep Design?

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill spotted this article from Hemmings about the possibility that the jeep design was partly influenced by a Volkswagen predecessor. The article draws heavily on Bill’s Spears great book Warbaby: The True Story of the Original Jeep.

Here’s the article:


Bantam BRC Mk II (AKA BRC-60). Photo courtesy Bantam Jeep Historic Festival.

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Stainless Electric Jeep

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

Bill also shared this article about a stainless flat fender jeep that was modified into an electric vehicle.


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1943 “Roosevelt in Malta” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Vendors

This three minute video offers a variety of clips featuring FDR riding in a jeep.

“President Franklin D. Roosevelt sits in army jeep to inspect British troops in Malta. M/S General Dwight Eisenhower accompanying British Naval officer.”