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1948 CJ-2A Lemoore, CA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(03/06/2021) It looks like the rear part of the body has been repaired; maybe melded with the back of a WWII body?

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/lemoore-jeep-flat-fender/7332324131.html

“1948 Willy’s Jeep flat fender, original rebuilt 4 cylinder motor with about 1000 miles logged. Runs good, the drive train and the brakes are in good condition, the three speed manual transmission with a two lever transfer case shifts smooth.
The body has no rust. Comes with a set of stock size wheels and tires, the interior is in good shape. Has a clean title and current tag”

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1949 Sedan Delivery Eagle Creek, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

This might make a good build rig.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/eagle-creek-1949-jeep-willys-delivery/7383467860.html

“No motor no Trans, 12 bolt posi rearend, rack and pinion steering, disk breaks, very solid car inside and out no cancer, comes with extra
Doors, fenders and hood. Clean title in hand”

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1960 Wagon JeepRod Stockton, CA $4500

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

This project jeep rod needs some love.

https://stockton.craigslist.org/pts/d/stockton-1960-willys-panel/7332687785.html

“350 engine disc brakes need to be restored tilt front end”

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1961 FC-170 Winter Park, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/29/2021) Has an updated powertrain.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383942742983963/

1960-fc170-winterpark-co“Rare chance to own a piece of Jeep Willy’s history! You don’t see these very often. Here what may be your only chance to own the coolest truck in town! I’m Selling this 1960 Jeep willys FC-170. It is not a FC-150 with the short bed, this is the 3/4 ton with a 9’ bed. This particular truck used to be a hooker/ tow truck at some point. Very good patina. Not as rusty as you may think. I have 10 of them and this is one of my better ones. Very solid bones. No motor or trans. I do have a OM617 turbo diesel I could throw in with the truck for the right price. Or I could sell you the truck with motor installed and running for the right price as well. CLEAN TITLE IN HAND Not interested in trades. $6000 cash only Located in Grand County, Co. Can deliver anywhere for fair price.”

 
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1957 Truck San Jose, CA **May Not Be For Sale**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Chuck called on this ad. The owner says his grandson listed it, but the owner is not interested in selling it. Was listed at $4500.

This “all original” truck sports a V-8. It also has a gov plate. A forest-service shaped sticker suggests this was likely a forest-service vehicle.

“1957 Jeep Willys pick up all original has a 289 Engine has some rust in the bed this is a 4 x 4 truck is pretty much all their original”

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1958 Christmas Story of Kaiser’s Pink FC-170

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

UPDATE: Here’s an article published December 27, 1958, by the Honolulu Advertiser which tells the story of Henry’s gift to his wife.

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Local writer William Drury poked fun at the Kaisers for their pink obsession in this May 31, 1961, column in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:

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Originally Published December 24, 2016: In 1958, Henry Kaiser gave his wife Ale a pink FC-170 for Christmas. I tried to find some additional information or photos, but didn’t have any luck.

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FC-170 Jeep truck – Xmas gift for Ale Kaiser, 1958

A lover of pink, Henry Kaiser also had a colorful boat:
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UPDATED: March 1946 U-Drive ‘Jeep Joint’

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: It turns out that the U-Drive business first started right after the war continued into the 1960s, as this article from the June 1960 issue of the Honolulu Star-bulletin points out:

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Original Published October 20, 2020: A March 29, 1946, article highlighted a Jeep U-Drive business that opened in Honolulu. The first surplus jeeps sold could only be bought for business use by veterans. Roy L. Mongeon, from Hampton, Massachusetts, who was stationed in Hawaii, decided to purchase twenty jeeps. After a number of soldiers asked to drive his jeeps, he decided to open a jeep rental business.

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1960 Truck Ad + Drawing for Trips to Japan

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I thought this ad was interesting, as it promoted the chance to win two free trips to Japan, an offer that probably had little appeal, other than in Hawaii.It was published in the March 12, 1959, issue of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

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1947 CJ-2A Bonney Lake, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have a DJ-3A body.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/puyallup-1947-willys-cj2/7336023170.html

“1947 Willys CJ2 originally restored. Very rare Willy’s Jeep in great condition. Fun to drive and a definite eye catcher. It has been keep in it’s original condition except for a full cage roll bar, updated rims and tires, bikini top. Add to your collection for weekend driver or take further to car show and parade condition. $10,000 OBO.”

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1952 M-38A1 Redmond, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This looks like a good price.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/redmond-military-jeep/7335208216.html

“1952 WILLYS M38A1 MILITARY JEEP”

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,500. Mike’s former jeep sold. I happened to see it being trailered on the interstate not long after the sale while I was driving in the other direction.

Looks like a good build.

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“1954 Willys CJ3B jeep. The tub was a replacement tub in 1994. The dash was removed from a stock 3B and installed. The grille, hood, and tailgate are factory “willys” Autometer “Phantom” gauges. 2014 Corvette seats with power and heated. Full roll cage. 2003 GM LMN-4 all aluminum 5.3 engine with less than 1000 miles on it. Turbo 350 transmission connected to a Dana 300 transfer case. J/B twin stick conversion. Lokar automatic shifter. Ididit stainless steel tilt column with custom wood steering wheel. Remote fan powered transmission cooler.

Power saginaw steering. 4 wheel disc brakes, all brand new, also has the new electronic emergency brake for the rear brakes.Dana 44 front and rear with 4:56 gears with Eaton e lockers F/R.The rear end is a full floating unit, Warn hubs front and rear. 2 1/2 inch Black Diamond lift springs, I also have a new set of Holbrook and hardware that will go with it.Like new BF Goodrich 315×70 R 17 tires on new aluminum wheels. Warn’s latest model of the 8274 winch 10,000 lbs with synthetic rope. NOS Specialty jeep top that was Kayline. Rear seat included but not installed. NO TRADES, CASH ONLY I have had this jeep for over 30 years, getting to old to enjoy it. Ask questions. Don’t need to sell so lets not waste each others time. I have over 3 times into it compared to what I am asking.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Estacada, OR $15,750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The passenger side has a bit of texture.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/eagle-creek-jeep-willys/7334411270.html

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“1948 Jeep Willys CJ2A For Sale $15,750 OBO Serious Inquiries Only Please
New:
Master Cylinder
Gas Line
Soft Top
Seats
Rubber Liner in Cab
Battery
Steering Box
Front end parts
Tune up
Alignment
Carb Rebuild
… and some!”

 
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1961 Wagon Issaquah, WA $12,850

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/02/2021) Sounds like it needs a little more work on the interior.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/issaquah-1961-willys-wagon/7330347467.html

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“11962 Willys Wagon
Runs and drives good
4 wheel Drive with 3 speed and Waren Overdrive
283 Chevy V8
Body is in Great Shape
Interior needs finishing
Needs Wiring Harness, but operates fine now.
Brakes recently done
New Windshield and gasket
$12,850 or best offer.
Reason for selling is I have another project and am moving to AZ and can’t take everything.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Holladay, UT $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(06/25/2016) Looks to have dual tanks.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/7244771

“Rebuilt with original body in excellent condition. Lightly driven, on/off road ready. Four extra tires/wheels, tow bar and gas can carrier included.”

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1946 CJ-2A Des Plaines, IL $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. Updated text includes a reference to this being a “1946 original Willys Anniversary Edition”. Hmmm.

(05/27/2021) Runs and drives. Includes a top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/175017111221765

“1946 orginal Willys Anniversary Edition. ☆ Clean Title. ☆Orginal 3 gear slow speed gearbox. ☆Manual Hand Gear ☆Excellent Running Condition ☆Having orginal soft top and doors from world war 2. ☆ RAPTOR PAINT JOB ( No worries about rust) The Specs Engine 2.2L (134 cu in) flathead I-4, 60 hp, 105 lb-ft Transmission 3-speed manual Drive Rear- and 4-wheel Front suspension Live axle, leaf springs Rear suspension Live axle, leaf springs Brakes Drums Weight 2000-2200 lb.”

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3 Willys Aeros Nampa, ID $5500

• CATEGORIES: News

Looks like none are drivers.

https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/nampa-willys-collection/7333201496.html

“Selling my Willys collection. Two-1953 and One- 1952 Aero cars.”

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1950 CJ-3A Duchesne, UT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(05/29/2021) Runs, powered by an f-head.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/7246033

“I Bought this last year, It is a CJ3A Flat Fender. I have not done a thing to it since I got it other than I bought new seats for it that will come with it but not installed. It is just taking up space.
Runs good, Breaks need a little work but did work with fluid. It was covered with Rhino Liner as a paint job but looks ok, I was thinking of painting it Green and putting MASH 4077 on it as it is the right year for that. Needs the alternator re aligned but it does work. Has the original back seat frame.”

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1947 CJ-2A South Weber, UT $7800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7800.

(06/08/2021) Has an f-head. The tailgate opening has been covered.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/7219449

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“Selling my 1947 Jeep Willys CJ-2A/4×4 It has the Willys F-head F4-134 engine and the 3-spd Manual Transmission , 4×4 works great.
This jeep starts on the first try every time, even after a few days without driving. It turn heads every time I take it out.
I also have the SOFT TOP, 2 FULL SOFT DOORS, BLACK, COMPLETE TOP that is included.
12-Volt system conversion and Drum Brakes.
Clutch and gears are very tight and smooth. Fresh oil change and new oil and air filters installed.
Clean UT title.
– Willys F-head F4-134 4-cylinder engine
– 4X4
– Leather Seats
– New fuel tank and fuel pump
– Brand new battery
Will consider trades for cars, trucks or side by sides.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Chattaroy, WA $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5800.

(05/08/2021) Runs, but needs work.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bks/d/chattaroy-1948-willys-cj2a/7316313524.html

“1948 Willys CJ2A
Ran great before storage but hasn’t been driven in several years.
Runs, but needs a little love.
Ford 302 V8”

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1960 CJ-5 Henry Kaiser’s(?) Paso Robles, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features • TAGS: , , .

Blaine found this unusual CJ-5. The seller claims it was special ordered by Henry Kaiser, then given to the Boy Scouts. Hopefully, the seller can substantial the claim. Even without that pedigree, this is an awfully stock jeep in very good shape.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/santa-rosa-1960-jeep-cj/7329715935.html

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“This is a 1960 CJ five with 35,000 original miles. The jeep is from Hawaii. Henry J Kaiser gave this jeep to the Boy Scouts in Hawaii. The Boy Scouts sold raffle tickets as a fundraiser. When the jeep was about a year old. It wound up in Paso Robles. The man owned it past away. I Purchased a jeep 15 years ago. The stoop is always been under cover in store and in storage. It is in great condition. The color of the jeep, is the same colors as the Royal Hawaiian hotel in Hawaii. Which was also owned by Henry J Kaiser. The main body of the jeep which is painted a darker pink is the same as the hotel The light pink that is used on the grill. He’s also the same color as the trim color on the hotel. The color of the seats are the color of the tile roof that is on the hotel. This is also the same colors of used on Kaiser s Sand and gravel trucks. This jeep has an absolutely fabulous history. and I believe that it is the only CJ five. In these colors as it was a special order by Henry J Kaiser and sell.”

 
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7 Kelsey Hays Rims Ventura, CA $425

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Blaine found this ad. It could be a good price on Kelsey Rims.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/pts/d/ojai-jeep-parts/7334956648.html

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“1967 CJ 5 parts
7- Jeep cj5 wheels 5×5.5 bolt pattern 2 with tires holding air 25 each
4- Jeep yJ wheels 5×4.5 bolt pattern with out tires
Fly wheel & clutch $75
Exhaust manifold $50
Rear end Dana 44 $175
Front Dana 27 $175”

 
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1948 Robert Ruark Column on the Jeep Turned Lady

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The Miami Herald published a column by writer Robert C. Ruark On July 28, 1948. Apparently, he wasn’t much of a fan of the civilian jeeps, calling them “ladies”.

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1955 Wagon Trip Around the World

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This post was originally published din 2014. Since then, I learned more about Ted, but had spread it out across various posts. Ted’s trips, and his subsequent movies, have been added to this post.

First Published November 2014: In 1955, Theodore Bumiller set out for an around-the-world adventure in a Willys Wagon. He captured his trip in photos and video. I attempted to learn more about his trip, but I only learned that his daughter is now a noted author (maybe someone else will have more luck). I emailed her to learn more about her father’s adventures, but have yet to receive a reply.

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Following the trip, Ted made his first film: a 30 minute movie titled “Around The World By Jeep”. He traveled around exhibiting it. The ad below, published in the January 3rd, 1970, edition of the Toledo Blade shows he was still touring and showing his film fifteen years after he’d made his trip.

Anyone ever seen the movie?

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In the late 1950s, Ted created a second movie: “The Four Seasons of Scandinavia”, an exploration of the four seasons in Scandinavian countries. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t have anything to do with jeeps.

This article from the April 15, 1959, issue of The Sun (out of Stark County, Ohio) explains more:

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Ted’s daughter Elizabeth wrote a book and included an acknowledgement to Ted and his wife Ruth Ann for teaching her how to travel and for inspiring her to explore the world. In it she mentions a third film by Ted, “Eternal India”.

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Circa 1948 Photo of CJ-2A & Kids on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo shows a CJ-2A with a Worman hardtop.

View all the information on ebay

“5” x 3 1/2″ picture from around 1948. The Willys logo on the jeep is blurry in the picture.”

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1947 CJ-2A Edmond, OK $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears in good shape. Has a few mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327740372069725

Jeep Willys CJ-2a in great condition! Runs and drives. Send me an offer or any questions you might have.”

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