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225 V6 Phillips, ME No Price

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Still has plenty of good Buick 225 parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2426329497444533/

“Frose up make and offer have a 4 speed trans that’s also frose up make and offer or trade for Willys parts”

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1952 M-38? Limerick, ME $850

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller describes this as a 45 rolling chassis and also as a 1952 CJ-2A. However, the fact that the front frame rails are boxed and the fact that the image of the original rusty frame had hinges suggests that the frame is an M-38 frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604443256755306/

“I have rolling chassis 45 willys cj2a I have new transmission cross member rear bumper and steering ball joints”

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1954 CJ-3B Post Falls, ID $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This project includes a Koenig hardtop and a vacuum brake assist (that looks identical to the one I have for Patterson).

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/post-falls-1954-willys-jeep-cj3b-high/6994128729.html

“1954 CJ-3B Willy’s Jeep. This is the rare high hood model. Clear title in my name with original willys vin and plate on firewall. Starts and runs well, shifts and moves but need breaks. Comes with rare full metal hardtop with doors. Has rust and needs bodywork but has a great patina look. $3500 best offer.”

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Year? CJ-2A Andover, ME Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

Looks like a parts jeep. Has a set of EasyLok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/357266821888789/

“Old jeep parts some body parts . 4 cylinder hurricane engine ,trans,diffs, others”

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2 FC-150s Hunlock Creek, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

(06/14/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

“Have two willys fc150s the green one has a good running engine and a working trans. The body need work the red one has a good trans but no engine asking 3000 for both and 2000 for the green one or 1000 for the red one and the red one has a title but the green one does not”

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PTO Gear Box and Drum Pulley Oxford, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $250.

Get this while it lasts.

“This is used with the power take-off at the back of the CJ2An or MJ2A 1946 Jeep. I hosted a belt which was used to run many different machines.”

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Just a Video Update for Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a video update today. We went camping this weekend along the Columbia River in Vantage. It was a wind blown affair, so being outside wasn’t all that great, but being inside as the wind raged outside was pretty cozy.

Updates resume Tuesday morning.

 
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1960s Commercial for American Oil

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Robin shared this great vintage ad that includes a jeep.

 
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Rudy’s Flower Truck

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Jim and his wife Tracey spotted Brittany together with Rudy’s Flower (FC) Truck yesterday afternoon in St. Louis, so he took these photos. I’ve seen this FC appear in a few posts on Facebook and was hoping someone would track it down. Speaking of FB, you can visit Rudy’s Flower Truck page here (or through the website or instagram)

Brittany mentioned to Jim that Rudy’s hopes to expand its fleet by adding another FC that won’t break the bank. So, if you have an FC you’d like to sell which you hope to see go for a good purpose, contact Rudy’s.

Since Brittany is purportedly an eWillys reader, which clearly means she has excellent taste, I have some questions. Who is/was Rudy? Was this Rudy’s FC? Inquiring minds need to know!

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Aug. 18, 1944 Newspaper Ad for the Willys Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Here’s a curiously early newspaper ad for the Willys Jeep in the August 18, 1944, page 3, of the Healdsburg Tribute and Enterprise out of California. It’s a small, one-column, straight to the point ad without any credit as to what company placed the ad. This may be the earliest ad for the jeep I’ve seen in a newspaper. This would have been placed during Willys-Overland’s fight with the FTC over W-O’s use of the term “Jeep” in its marketing.

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The ad was again published the following month in Monterey, Virginia, on September 29, 1944, in the Highland Recorder: https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=HR19440929.2.28.1&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN-willys+jeep——-

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Kids Driving Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: This photo of Jimmy Crabtree resides in the Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections (see bottom image).

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PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections ; PHOTO CAPTION: San Francisco: Jimmy Crabtree, 3, does some repair work on his miniature Jeep, with some aid from a helper. Jimmy’s father, a race car aid from a helper. Jimmy’s father, a race car mechanic, and his uncle made the Jeep for him. It is powered by an electric motor like those used in invalid chairs. Two batteries, one under the hood and one under the rear seat, furnish enough juice for 10 hours driving at 14 mph. Mr. Crabtree estimates it cost about $75 in parts and $2,000 in labor. February 21st, 1948

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Originally posted in November of 2014: The Chicago Tribune featured two kids driving jeeps. The first was about a boy named Richard Aulerich who built a soap box entry and then turned it into a drivable vehicle.

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Boy from Detroit turns Soap Box Jeep into drivable vehicle.

A year later Jimmy Crabtree proved a little smarter than Richard. Three-year-old Jimmy had his father make him a drivable jeep, but it seems ladies-man Jimmy made sure it was a two-seater. He wasted no time picking up Susan Spitzer and taking her for a ride.

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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Look solid. Appears to have a custom top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/632485847280136/

“48 cj 2a all original engine was rebuilt 8yrs ago has maybe 4-500 miles on it runs drives great”

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1947 CJ-2A Lakeway, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Hunting ready.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-1947-willys-jeep/6989591637.html

“1947 Classic Willy’s Jeep. Street legal. Recently had compete new suspension, headlights, taillights and windshield. Also, unit has been sprayed with recently with bedliner material. Would make a great hunting jeep or weekend cruiser. Clean Title”

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1948 CJ-2A Kenai, AK $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few mods.

https://kenai.craigslist.org/cto/d/kasilof-1948-willys-cj2a-original-side/6986767589.html

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“1948 Willys CJ2a that was restored around 2006. (Has a CJ3a windshield) Three speed on the floor with high and low range Front seats are not spec..but are nicely covered and match the back seat that is not shown. Soft top in excellant condition and only needs some tlc to clean storage dust. (DOORS NOT SHOWN) Engine ( 4 cylinder L Head Go Devil with 60 horse power) professionally rebuilt by RPM with just about everything under the hood replaced and new. Converted to 12 volt and has new electronic distributor. Also removed oil bath aircleaner and converted to regular cartridge cleaner. 4 wheel drive works and has locking hubs…GOOD RUBBER. Starts and run great. Only thing not operational is gas gauge. Lights work. New high speed starter. Always garaged. Have new chains for the tailgate. IS REGISTERED AND READY TO G”

 

 
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1959 CJ-5 Benzonia, MI $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The engine runs. Seems like there’s value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/414302515893625/

“Runs good needs bolts for the rearend”

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1953 CJ-3A Austin, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has potential.

https://austin.craigslist.org/pts/d/austin-1953-willys-cj-3a/6988593857.html

“1953 Willys CJ-3A Jeep- project condition.”

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1966 CJ-6 & 1981 Jeep Scrambler Sedillo, NM $3650

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

No pics provided.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/for/d/tijeras-jeeps/6991253161.html

“1981 Jeep Scrambler and 1966 Jeep CJ6.
Not running, need work.
Both $3,650.00
Clean Titles”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Bakersfield, CA $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks nicely refurbed.

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/bakersfield-1946-willys-cj2a/6991607069.html

“We received the vehicle in poor condition from a family member. We performed a body-off restoration to bring the car to its former glory. Converted it from a 6 volt to a 12 volt and threw on some bigger tires for safety concerns. Everything else is kept to original specs. Project began 10 years ago and finished around 6 years ago. She starts up every time and hasn’t had any major issues. We also have a backseat/bench that is not included in the pictures, it matches the front seats. The handbrake is NOT installed and we do not plan on doing so”

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1928 Willys Whippet Model 96 Truck Conversion on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Chris spotted this fun looking, Willys-related project.

View all the information on eBay

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“Vintage – Willys Whippet Model 96 – Vehicle has been stored in a barn for over 70 yrs as it was being worked on. From history the vehicle started out as a Whippet sedan and was converted to a light truck back in the day. In 1928 no true trucks were manufactured so vehicles were converted for use as light trucks. The vehicle has been started but not currently. This vehicle has just about every part needed for proper restoration but just needs loving hands and patience’s. There are extra parts and manuals. Extra parts include doors, handles, tires, wheels, transmission, generator, brake parts, clutch, radiator chrome, inside wood for doors, wood frame for windshield, spark plugs, wood for bed of truck, vinyl for seat covers and more. It is recently titled.”

 
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1943 MB Kennewick, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/23/2019) This is an MB with some extra parts.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kennewick-1943-willys-mb-jeep/6982065538.html

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“Selling my 1943 Willys MB. The windshield is from a CJ3A. The hood is off a M38. The rest of the body is the MB. It’s sitting on 36×12.5×15 tires. I put in the TPI 350 from an ’89 Iroc, mated that to a TH350 which has the adapter to the Dana 18. I just rebuild (3 weeks ago) the Dana 18 with all new gears and bearings. I believe the axles are from a CJ5. The rear axle has a Powr-lok in it and I welded the front axle. I believe the gears are 3.73 (haven’t actually checked) because it hits highway speed pretty easy. It has the disc brake conversion in the front and 11′ Drums in the rear. I put in Dual manual Wilwood High volume master cylinders for the brakes with their brake pedal.
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1948 CJ-2A Oak Harbor, WA $2850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/16/2019) It’s a project without a body.

https://skagit.craigslist.org/pts/d/oak-harbor-1948-cj2a/6978580035.html

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“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A. Complete vehicle less body, fenders, etc. I have all the parts in my shop except the sheet metal. Frame is partially sandblasted and coated. Transmission is fully rebuilt by a professional. Engine ran when I disassembled the vehicle but needs rebuild. I am selling due to health reasons.”

 
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Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

These photos are located in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Digital Collections. I’ve posted eight photos below. There are many more “jeep” related photos on the site. See all 124 of them here: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/search/home/page/5/q/jeep

  1. Keystone Automobile Club Road Patral Service CJ-2A:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Keystone Automobile Club – Road Patrol Service

  2. This photo was taken in 1946 in Denmark.

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: This Danish reporter was so bent in following his nose for news, he mounted the stairs of the Parliament building, Copenhagen, here with his Jeep. He was the first buyer of the Danish post war Jeeps sold in this city. It cost him about $2,000.

  3. 1946 Photo of Surplus Jeeps:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Willys-Overland Motors, Toledo, Ohio. Some of the 2,700 army Jeeps which will be sold to veterans by the War Assets Administration are shown parked in Atlanta. Sale will begin on June 10, 1946. There have been many complaints from veterans that they buy army surplus material only through dealers. These Jeeps will be sold directly by the W.A.A.

  4. 1948 Photo of CJ-2A plowing sidewalks in St. Louis, Missouri:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: STL 46………………………………….NEW YORK BUREAU “OPERATION SNOWPLOW” ST. LOUIS: “SIDEWALK SNOW SCOOTER” IS THE AFFECTIONATE NAME GIVEN BY THE STUDENTS OF ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY TO THEIR SCHOOL-OPERATED JEEP. THE VERSATILE VEHICLE IS BEING USED AS A SNOWPLOW TO CLEAR SIDEWALKS AFTER THE YEAR’S HEAVIEST SNOWFALL, MARCH 11. NY-A-B CREDIT (ACME TELEPHOTO) 3/11/48

  5. Postcard of Pocket Testament League Jeep Truck in China (FRONT & BACK):
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  6. This 99 year-old Civil War Vet wished he was a little younger so he could fight in WWII:

    PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTO CAPTION: Franke E. Ross, age 99 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, fought in the the infantry away back in Civil War days and now he would like to fight against the Nazis. He said, "If I could go back a few years, I'd be figting with you fellows." He proudly steers a Jeep in front of his home during the pause of a unit there while on the maneuvers of the Second Army in middle Tennessee.

    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Franke E. Ross, age 99 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, fought in the the infantry away back in Civil War days and now he would like to fight against the Nazis. He said, “If I could go back a few years, I’d be figting with you fellows.” He proudly steers a Jeep in front of his home during the pause of a unit there while on the maneuvers of the Second Army in middle Tennessee.

  7. Customs Inspector checking jeep:

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Ralph Overall, U.S. Customs inspector, inspecting Jeep.

  8. Jack Hoffman and his CJ-2A (bought with proceeds from the sale of a champion steer):

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Free Library of Philadelphia .. PHOTO CAPTION: Jack Hoffman, whose champion steer brought him a fortune of $43,005.77 at Kansas City’s American Royal Livestock Show, checks the water in the radiator of his new Jeep. January 1947, Ida Grove, Indiana

 
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Plastic CJ-2ish Toy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This plastic toy is priced at $25. This is the closest toy I’ve seen to a CJ-2 (grille, windshield, mid-mounted tire, tailgate, no glovebox.

View all the information on eBay

“In decent condition for the age. They have signs of use. Please refer to pictures and use the zoom to see more details. I’m not antique dealer, collector or expert. The pictures describe the item along with any flaws and markings we can find the best we can.show Sold As Is.  No returns.”

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Kaiser Willys Dealer Accounting Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Can’t be many of these around, but I suppose there are many folks around who want them.

View all the information on eBay

“Probably uncommon Vintage Kaiser Willys Dealer Accounting Manual In used condition. .A 3 ring binder made especially for them. Comes with some ledger paper. From the Reynolds & Reynolds Co. of Celina Ohio.”

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1964 CJ-3B Tracy, CA $7950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7950.

(09/21/2019) This has a fiberglass body along with a bunch of mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/tracy-1964-willys-3b-high-hood-jeep/6991779939.html

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“Custom 64 Willy’s Jeep with a 350 V-8, Dart heads, Edelbrock Victor manifold and a just rebuilt Holly 750. It was originally professional built and a true head turner and performer! Upgraded transfer case, Fiberglass body, Front tilt hood, and RARE ORIGINAL SAFARI WINDSHIELD. Take it to the dirt or sand a true performer. This is a true off road vehicle. True miles unknown, stated mileage is an estimate, odometer was non-op when I bought it. The transmission is a 4 speed with a low 1st gear. Local mechanic believes it is a GM SM420 with a Dana Model 18 Transfer Case. Title in hand and tags are current.”