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1944 Airborne Converto Trailer Battle Ground, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

Marty’s selling this Converto Trailer that includes the original combat rims. Call or text Marty Tilford 360 600 5300.

“1944 US Army Airborne Converto 1/2 ton dump trailer. 31 x 10.50 r15 BFG mud terrain tires on 10 wide wheels. Also comes with the original reinforced combat wheels with tires. All new tail lights and wiring. The original lunette eye mount is all complete and not modified. I made a new slug of solid 2 inch round bar to fit in the factory spot with a 2 inch ball coupler. It can be easily removed and put an original one back on it. The floor is solid with very little surface rust. The only original part it is missing besides the lunette eye is the handle for the rear gate dogs. I just made one out of some steel i had around. This trailer would not take much to have it fully restored. Im asking $4,000.00 obo”

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2005 Boyle-Stamped Metal Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Here is a third one that was documented on Worthpoint and a forth one, also documented on Worthpoint. Both are slightly different from the two below and each other. My guess now is that these originated from this Australian company named Boyle. Though it no longer has jeeps listed, the site does include other vehicles with a similar vintage feel.

I bought this wagon off of eBay last week. At the time, I couldn’t find a comparable one. Though the eBayer listed this as a 1947 wagon (which technically it emulates), the stamp on the bottom clearly indicates it was made in 2005. My guess was that it was a newer model rather than an older one. Still, it was a good price (especially given it was coming from Canada) and a nice large piece in great shape. So, I bought it.

There is a similar one on eBay right now (NOW SOLD) (see pics at the bottom of the post), but there are numerous detail differences between them.

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Here are pics of the one currently on eBay:

There are a variety of minor differences between these two models. For example, this one has not stamp or date on the bottom. The windshields edges and wipers are different. The grille on this one has more slots than mine. This was has the 4-wheel-drive detail on the hood (mine doesn’t). This was has different hubcaps than mine. Mine has more “lines” on the bottom edge of the sides than this one. The steering wheel on this is brown and sits higher than mine.

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1960? Authenticast Wagon on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Mike spotted this rare authenticast wagon includes an even rarer box. The starting bid price is $425 with no bids just yet (12 hours to go). These are so rarely for sale that I’m not sure what prices they command? The CJ-5s of the same era seem to be between $100-$200 (like this one). This particularly seller has two CJ-5s for sale as well. This is one that’s tempting me…

View all the information on eBay

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1954 CJ-3B Las Cruces, NM $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000.

(01/03/2022) Looks like an interesting build.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale22/ad037/ad037.html

“1954 Kaiser-willys CJ3B 400 c,l Small Block t-350 trans dana 30open front-disc brakes dana 44 flanged axel rear dana 18 transfer case tilt column and power steering new 20 gal. gas tank new radiator an Elec fans dual trans cooler and Elec fans warren locking hubs high back seats street legal-everything works no rust anywhere $18,000 OBO”

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Three Types of L-head Oil Filter Brackets

• CATEGORIES: Features

I thought I had created a post about the various oil filter brackets years ago, but if I did, I can’t find it. So, here are the three type of brackets on l-heads from 1942-1965. (If anyone knows of others, let me know via the comments)

Triangle: The first type is the “triangle-style”. It’s a familiar one on WWII and CJ-2A engines.
OVAL: This second type, the “oval-style”, was likely on l-heads sometime and somewhere between 1950 and 1952 (as best as I can tell). These are pretty rare and the pic below is the best example I currently have.
Round: The third type, “the “round-style”, appeared on late 1952 l-heads and later on DJ-3As:

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1960 FJ-3 Postal Jeep Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

I snagged this rare postal jeep FJ-3 brochure off of ebay; It is rare enough that I didn’t know these existed! One thing that caught my eye was the Civil Defense sticker. I off handedly mentioned it to Ann and she quickly found the reason for the sticker. From this page at the USPS website:

Each year from 1954 to 1961, civil defense authorities coordinated a drill called Operation Alert.6 Cities across the country conducted civil defense exercises on the same day. Postal participation in Operation Alert 1956 was described in a West Virginia newspaper:

A civil defense drill was held Tuesday afternoon in the Beckley Post Office. This drill was one of a series of simultaneous drills held in 38 key postal installations of the Washington Region….
These training drills are required by the government since keeping the mails moving plays an important part in the communications system that must be maintained during national emergencies. Four feder- al trucks operated by the Beckley Post Office have been designated Civil Defense units, and bear that insignia.

Including the four vehicles at the Beckley Post Office, 25,000 postal trucks were designated as emergency civil defense vehicles and fitted with Civil Defense de- cals in 1956. It was believed that “postal trucks would be valuable as emergency ambulances, rescue vehicles, and for local emergency transportation in the event of an enemy attack.”

Starting in 1956, many postal vehicles bore decals indicating their potential use as ambulances, rescue vehicles, and for other transportation during emergencies.

In December 1964, the Civil Defense Program was expanded to include even the smallest postal-owned motor vehicles, the three-wheeled Mailsters. Vehicle maintenance facilities provided Civil Defense decals so that each of these smaller deliver could be identified. Civil Defense decals were required on postal-owned vehicles until March 1971.

Now for the brochure:

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Dispatcher Magazine’s Winter 2021-2022 Has Arrived

• CATEGORIES: Features

The latest issue of the Dispatcher Magazine arrived in my mail box. The Bantam BRC-40 shown on the front is the focus of a fascinating story on it’s use as a truck at the America Bantam Factory. It is likely the first jeep with a tailgate!

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Jalopnik Article on a Modified Willys Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill shared this article byAuthor Rob Emslie, who shared his thoughts on Jalopnik about a modified Willys Wagon for sale in California.

https://jalopnik.com/at-29-000-is-this-chevy-powered-1962-willys-wagon-a-w-1848513865

Photo: Rob Emslie/Jalopnik

Photo: Rob Emslie/Jalopnik

 
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2022 Moab Willys-Overland Rally Apr 29th-May 1st

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The 13th annual Willys-Overland Rally willy be held from April 29th – May 1st. It should be another great event! It looks like they will be holding it a little earlier than in the past, which should provide perfect weather (not blazing hot).

 
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1946 CJ-2A w/ Capstan Winch Statesville, NC $19,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

When I saw the first photo of this jeep I thought it might be a real nice build. But, some of the other photos tell a different story. My thoughts are among the pics …

https://apvintagemotors.com/1946-willys-jeep-cj2a-12-volt-with-rare-capstan-winch-statesville-nc-28677/7057085

  1. Looks good at first, but given how good it looks, I was surprised the rims lacked stripes and the windshield was one piece.

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The engine sports a later model oil filter bracket, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the engine was from something later.

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Check out the transmission cross member. It appears to be angled forward a little, like it hit something when backing. It’s also missing the transmission skid plate.

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This side of the crossmember looks better.

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The passenger floor has a patch plate and the driver’s side floor a hole.

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1948 CJ-2A Rathdrum, ID $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/941894069823092

“A running, driving, operational “work in progress”. Recent fluid change in all gear boxes, new carburetor & ignition tune up”

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1946 CJ-2A Boykins, VA $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Andy spotted this purpose-modded CJ-2A. It appears to have a lift in the back.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/boykins-46-c2a-willis/7431367496.html

“i have owned for 30 years and used for many chores ,only reason for selling ,need something with a/c no text please!”

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1946 CJ-2A Walpole, MA $16,975

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This is being sold by a dealer. It looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316777337059959

“Incredibly well sorted out jeep, ready to run and drive anywhere in the country. It was traded in by a very reputable collector. This Jeep is excellent and rust free from stem to stern. Call if you have questions, none nicer for the money. [hidden information] *Manual Transmission*

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1947 CJ-2A Richmond, KY $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,500.

(11/07/2021) Has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181836954134110

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“For Sale 1947 Willys Jeep Hot-rod. Jeeps are built not made! Show off to your friends off-roading, plus enjoy it on the street. Body: Military tub, chrome military grill, CJ-3A one pane windshield, Willys hood, Bestop California issued VIN, Kentucky title. Suspension: 2.5 lift long leaf springs. Soft ride and very good off-road. Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. 15×10″ Mag Wheels 33×12.5″ Mickey Thompson Baja-Claw tires.

Front Differential: Dana 30, Warn Hubs, 3.73 gears, Chrome-Moly axels, E-Locker differential, electric so you can turn it off and on with a switch from the driver’s seat. (front lockers do effect steering). Rear Differential: 3.73 gears, Detroit Locker, Chrome-moly Flanged axles. Roll cage: full family type. Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes front, rear and Master-cylinder. Engine: 327 bored .030″ Alu. heads, mild Hydraulic roller cam, AA Headers, Edelbrock. Transmission: BW alu. T10, alu. bell housing, 11″ clutch, Hurst Competition Plus Shifter, Warn Overdrive, M18 transfer-case. The original 1st generation Jeep, improved over the decades. Richmond KY call on cell Rob”

 
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1974 CJ-5 Fleetwood, NC $5995

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This jeep has an unusual paint job. The body appears pretty solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/612943533302403

“-1974 jeep cj -Numbers matching v8 engine -Solid jeep came from out west -new tires -new battery -a lot of work been done brakes,feul,carburetor -runs drives good road ready -comes with back seat,spare tire carrier -Text John at [hidden information] Not interested in trades Thanks for your interest Factory 304 v8 engine new carburetor runs great Solid undercarriage and frame has some surface rust needs undercoating”

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1947 CJ-2A Russell, MA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This CJ-2A has been refurbed. The passenger side drain hole is no longer visible, among some other changes. No pics of the floors.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498098085067910/

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“1947 Willys CJ-2a I bought this in 2015 with rebuilt engine, frame and tub that was sandblasted, repaired, and painted. I added some M38 elements and some items for convenience but kept true to the original. Driven frequently. 2,242 miles since engine rebuild/restoration.
-new front wheel bearings (2015) -bed-liner on floor pans -rebuilt steering box, new pitman arm (2016) -12 volt conversion -fused -recored radiator with US core from Maine supplier (2016) -Beachwood military canvas seats -locking ammo boxes for storage -locking under seat tool box -new tires -M38 Military rear seat and hardware (folds down or up) -new Omix-Ada solid state ignition (2020) -military handles, windshield rests, radiator surrounds, hood rest canvas -manuals and extra parts -leather gear shift/transfer case covers -seat belts -“Tightsteer” steering box free play reducer -stainless steel cup holder -directionals and flashers -inspected 10/2021, -clean title”

 
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1961 Thiokol Trackmaster Ossipee, NH $7500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Who doesn’t need one of these?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/913841289238987

“61 Thiokol Trackmaster. Was running and driving but sitting for couple of years. Needs a couple of tires and some glass. Comes with.spare track and original factory manual. 287 hrs on it. Rare model. $7500 OBO. Bring a trailer”

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1943 GPW Tyngsboro, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Parts or project jeep.

“WWII 1943 Ford GPW, Serial # 108332. Comes with a CJ2A engine (condition unknown, not pictured)), Ford GPW transmission and transfer case (not pictured), 3 combat rims. Lots of F parts. This is a restoration project. A square hole was cut out of the hood, I have two sheet metal pieces to weld in….other than that, the hood is really nice. Ford GWP’s and WWII Jeeps in general are becoming harder to find $5500 or OBO”

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1957 Wagon Elizabethtown, KY $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

If the floors are solid then this may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1612127195821410

“57 willys wagon 4×4 3 speed, 283 chevy engine. Complete minus front bumper and rear seat. Very good builder or rat rod. Very unique. 2500 cash. Will not answer a zillion questions. If your interested come look at it and make me an offer. In hodgenville.ky. if it sits here long I will put it back on the road.has good title”

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4 1946 CJ-2As and Parts Cornish, NH Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

All the jeeps appear to be projects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1098622237595829

“I have 4 46 cj2 jeep willeys and a lot of parts selling them parted or whole. Let me know what you want and we can make a deal”

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1946? CJ-2A? Clarksville, IN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This appears to have a VEC CJ-2A body. It’s unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1006426790223335

“We are selling this 1941-1952 Willys Jeep. It DOES NOT run. We would like to sell it as a whole. It does not have a motor but as rare as these Jeeps are it will be great for parts”

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1954 CJ-3B Holliston, MA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2021) It may have a replacement tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3009512645969978

“1954 willys, comes with almost everything to make it a running driving vehicle. Started the project and lost interest. Tub is perfect and the holes for the pedals were never even drilled. Very solid start for a build. Comes with the “winter top” and four galvanized 16 inch wheels.”

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1951 CJ-3A Center Moriches, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2021) There might be some rust on the driver’s side or just peeling paint.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4640465499381605

“1951 Willys JeepCJ3A nearly in original condition. Original 4 cylinder engine is strong, starts easy and runs real well. Solid body. New wiring harness that includes turn signal lights has been installed. A new speedometer/odometer was installed along with a new fuel gauge. New front springs and four new shock absorbers have been installed. Lap belts added. Four wheel drive operates well. There are locking hubs. New York registration and inspection are current. Clear title. This vehicle is an eye catcher and fun to drive.”

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Jamesway Sprayer Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I spotted this brochure on eBay. It’s not jeep specific, but does depict a CJ-2A using the sprayer. Given the model of jeep, I imagine this was a late 1940s brochure. The brochure came from Canada and the company is from Winnipeg, so the brochure was likely meant for the Canadian market.

I’m showing the order of this 4-page brochure backwards, as the jeep is on the last page, not the first.

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2022 Feb 18-19-20 MVCC and Air Show

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The AMVCC and Buckeye Air Fair show are working together this February in Buckeye, Arizona. The AMVCC event has been extended to three days this year. Our own Joe-in-Mesa is president-elect for the AMVCC, so make sure to say hello to him if you see him there.

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