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Newgren Lift Service Bulletins from 1947

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Barry published three rare Newgren Lift Service Bulletins created in 1947 by the Newgren Company, sent to him by Keith Buckley. Learn more at Farmjeep.com.

https://www.farmjeep.com/newgren-service-bulletins-may-1947/

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Short Dualmatic Hub Video on FB

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Brian shared this video. I don’t have away to embed it here, so you’ll have to view it on FB. The narrator notes that the jeep has been sitting since 1994, but it only required a little oil to make them work again. The narrator concludes that because of this the design was a good one.

My only caveat on that compliment is that near the end there’s a closeup that shows how bent one of the arms is. For better or worse, the bending of the levers has been one of the weak spots of these of this design.

https://www.facebook.com/17841402371748118/videos/1430888580667593/?fs=e&s=m

Closeup of bent lever:

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Year? CJ-5 w/ Trencher Salisbury, NC $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this trencher. It’s not far from him. He said he’d be willing to look at it for someone. I’m surprised this doesn’t have duallies on the back. It does have a rear pto gear box sitting in the jeep as well, so it seems there is some definite parts value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/293517196069024/

“50 – 60’s believe CJ 5 jeep with trencher. Looks like auger in picture but looking at in closely it is part of the trencher. NO TITLE”

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2022 Midwest Willys Rally June 03-04

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: Don’t forget the Willys Rally this weekend!

This year’s Midwest Willys Rally is June 03-04 this year. This event takes place at Heuston Woods State Lodge in College Corner, Ohio. Learn more here: http://www.mw-willysjeep.com.

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2022 Great Willys Picnic Kempton, PA June 12th

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: Don’t forget that the Great Willys Picnic is next weekend.

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This year’s Great Willys Picnic occurs June 12th, 2022.

“Sunday June 12, 2022 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad located in Kempton, Pennsylvania.

The Willys Picnic will be in compliance with all regulations in effect on June 12th. Be prepared for possible changes from past events.

https://cj3a.info/picnic/

 
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1952 CJ-3A Lewiston, ME $14,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a variety of updates. This is sitting on a Monte Carlo frame; it appears to have a longer-than-standard wheel base.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/lewiston-1952-willys/7484088873.html

“1952 willys, 350 small block bored .06 over, muther thumper comp cam 287/305, holly 4 brl. carb. chevy truck rear end. monty carlo frame. less than 200 mi. on motor. this thing is rad/fun!”

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1955? CJ-5 Hinsdale, NH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Listed as a 1955, this doesn’t have reversed front shackles or the correct speedometer, so it may be a later model. Despite that, it does have a rear PTO with belt pulley and some early Husky hubs that look in good shape.

https://nh.craigslist.org/bar/d/hinsdale-1955-jeep-willys/7491171701.html

“1955 Jeep Willy’s with a rear PTO. Jeep runs and drives and PTO works as it should. Will trade for Tractor with a loader or maybe a side by side. Let me know what you have”

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1947 CJ-2A Monett, MO $1450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some parts value at the very least.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/verona-1947-willys-jeep-project/7488353520.html

“1947 Willy’s jeep project. Has new tires and tubes on front. Asking $1450 OBO”

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1952 M-38 Dallas, GA $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Tom shared this M-38 that is supposed to be rust free (though it has some slight surface rust. Still, it’s worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/518176020056368

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“For sale is my 1952 Willys M38 (military jeep). The top is a factory “Arctic Top” that was installed when new. The Jeep was originally in the military then was purchased by the forest service and they painted it forest service green. This jeep has almost no rust on it whatsoever! Floors, body, hat channels are all completely solid and rust free. Some stuff was modernized: 12v converted/solid state distributor/standard fuel pump but I have all of the original 24v waterproof distributor/plugs/wires/pump. Lots of new parts, radiator was rebuilt, new fuel tank, seats. All gauges work like they’re supposed to. The Jeep runs and drives great and I drive it regularly. It has a clean Ga title in my name”

 
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1959 FC-150 Springfield, MO $12,499

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Sort of runs. Unclear whether the trencher still works.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/lebanon-1959-willys-fc-150-carryall/7478518361.html

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“Located in Central Missouri along I44
Although purchased as “running” it only runs if assisted with fuel into the carburetor. It’s at a local shop to get running. The driver’s window is out and others damaged as shown.
Transport revealed the deterioration of the cab which is beyond my means.
Recently acquired, awaiting title from dealer.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Manchester Center, VT $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This includes a PTO.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/manchester-center-47-willys-jeep/7485550210.html

“47 Willys CJ2 Jeep. 98% original. No rust, non-military. Runs very well. Full canvas top. Roll bar. Needs new rubber soon. PTO option.”

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1948 CJ-2A Union Mills, IL $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This jeep appears to have a rare Worman half-cab.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/d/wanatah-48-willys-jeep-cj2a/7480499568.html

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“1948 Willys CJ2A, photos tell the story. I purchased this vehicle 18 months ago and love the history in the paint.
** this Jeep is a 48, I have updated the posting to correct my error.***

Asking $4200

I have done the following:
Replaced head gasket
New Starter
New Seats
New Floor pans
New gas tank
New brake master cylinder and lines
New tires
One new rim
new fender braces
Wood bed
New steering wheel
wired alternator to charge battery (12v)

I have a MI title that came with the Jeep

Brakes need to be adjusted, wheel cylinders may need replacement.
Can drive onto trailer
Trades not considered, need to reduce my fleet.
I will answer emails through Craigslist.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A? Jasper, MO $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

A very succinct ad that lacks pics.

https://fayar.craigslist.org/cto/d/jasper-1948-jeep-willies/7488129601.html

“Good running Jeep willies”

 

 
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1963 DJ-3A Bumper and Frame End Crete, IL $50

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts

If you want a replacement front bumper and back frame crossmember, this looks to be a good price. They should clean up fine.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/pts/d/steger-1963-willys-dj-front-bumper/7488909367.html

“Up for sale here is this front bumper from a 1963 DJ-3 Delivery Jeep. Straight, not all twanged as they usually are. Included are the cutoff frame ends still bolted to it. $50.00 OBO”

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1943 GPW Burlington, VT $8750

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Unclear how much rust this has.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/south-burlington-1943-ford-gpw-willys/7488955654.html

“1943 FORD GPW
GOOD FRAME
ITS ALL THERE”

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CJ-5 Hardtop Goreville, IL $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This factory CJ-5 hardtop looks in good shape. I’m still hoping to find documentation that confirms the top was manufactured by Koenig.

https://carbondale.craigslist.org/pts/d/goreville-jeep-hardtop-and-doors-cj5/7482657427.html

“Original 1960 hardtop and doors for a willys cj5, no leaks good warm top in cold weather.”

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Rear Tailgate for WW2 Body Santa Rosa, CA $80

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I haven’t priced this body panel, but $80 seems like a good price (seller also has a replacement/M-38 windshield for $300.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/santa-rosa-flat-fender-willys/7491234631.html

“Also I have a left over non tailgate rear body panel for a flat fender willys $80 obo”

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1953 M-38A1 Traverse City, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This may be a Marine Corps M-38A1.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/d/gaylord-1953-willys-overland-m38a1/7481827061.html

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“Barn find, Vintage, 1953, Navy, Marine Corp, M38A1 military jeep
Many years of dry storage
Original MD motor removed, but complete, spins free, very minimal cylinder wear, unsure of reason it was pulled
Bill of sale only
Original vin tags still in place
Make an offer, it could be yours”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Danville, CA $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/23/2022) Besides the 2A, the seller also has a CJ-5 and other jeeps for sale. The 2A was previously an Amador County Search & Rescue jeep and has a Warn OD, a Sears branded hardtop, and a PTO(?) winch.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/diablo-47-cj2a-flat-fender-jeep-v6-od/7485839014.html or package pricing on all three jeeps and a trailer
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/diablo-reducedcj5-jeep-289-v8-pre-smog/7480032652.html

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“Cool little flatty with some rust but alot of good going for it to restore or just have years of fun.
First it has all the original date plates (vin tags) including the brass one on the dash, straight Willys hood, tailgate and windshield.
The full hardtop and doors are aluminum and made by Sears this one is in really good shape considering it’s age, not perfect but all the parts for the “roll” up windows are intact and 2 of the glass pieces are perfect, the others are easy to match and source.
The mechanical winch works.

The Jeep has most of it’s original parts including 16″ matching steel wheels. The motor has been changed to a Buick “Dauntless” V6 and (ironically) it doesn’t run yet. I am soaking the pistons before I try to crank it over. It is full of oil without water and looks good under the valve covers etc. “Ran when parked” according to the 81 y/o guy that has owned it since 1979. It has a Warn OD, original T-90 / Dana Spicer 18 transfer case and 25/41 axles. The floors have rust in the front footwells and in the tool box (from sitting) but the back floor, wheels wells, fenders, hood, grill, etc are sound. There are a few more spots of rust throughout the body but it’s a CA car so nothing you can’t work out.

Come take a look I have a few Jeeps for sale as I realize I can’t keep them all. Make an offer while you are here with cash in your hand if you want me to think you are serious. Ask me if “it’s still available” and I won’t sell it to you.”

 
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Side Panels 2A/3A Eau Claire, WI $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Price dropped to $400.

(02/25/2022) Not sure if these fit a 2A or 3A body better given the 2″ differences in wheel housings. The text on one of the packages reads “Side Panel Left 46-53 Willys CJ-2A and CJ-3A”.

https://northernwi.craigslist.org/pts/d/bruce-willys-jeep-cj2a/7479499033.html

“Willys Jeep rear panels don’t need them. Need cash or trade for other Jeep parts”

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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, IN $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/06/2019) No pics provided.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/d/plymouth-48-willys-cj2a/7490507226.html

“48 willys cj2a, all original, 4cyl, run drives and stops, new gas tank, sending unit, tank straps, brake master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, battery, water pump, plugs, points, condensor, wires, cap, rotor and generator bushings. Have a new set of motor mounts and carb kit needs installed. Body is rough but a good body man could save it”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Gypsum, CO $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

07UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/06/2022) Needs some TLC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1696402620704674/

“This little gem has been parked in my shop for a few years. Been meaning to restore it, but I’ve decided to let it go. It runs, but could use some TLC. I believe the running gear and transmission are original; the engine is a small block 302”

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Closer Look at “Little Miss Sunshine”

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: , .

Ann has dubbed the yellow racer “Little Miss Sunshine”, due to the yellow color. I don’t know if that’s the end-all name, but it’s a fine name for now.

Yesterday, I decided to remove the body so I could get a better look at the condition of the cage and the suspension.

Let’s take a look first at the rear suspension. The suspension in the rear consists of 2.5″ ranch springs that have been outboarded, to which a sway bar and arms have been added. In the pic below you can see the sway bar behind the axle and the arms in front, connected under the frame. The springs are outboarded six inches. For example, the spring holder in the back consists of a 2×4 rectangular tube, positioned horizontally (under which the spring holder is welded), was welded to a 2×3 tube positioned vertically, which was welded to a 1/4″ plate that was then welded to the frame.

The front of this rear setup is similar, only for additional strength, a 2.5″ tube was welded to the spring holder and frame, which is then welded to the side bar that sits outside and under the body.

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1959 Wagon West Linn, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,900.

Dave’s selling this nice looking wagon.

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“This is a nearly 100% stock and very complete 1959 Willys 4-wheel drive wagon. New restoration work includes: complete new suspension, complete new brake system, rebuilt carb and distributor, servicing of seals and axle bearings and locking hubs, changing all gear oil, chassis lube, and engine oil/filter. The stock straight six Super Hurricane engine has good compression and power. Recent previous owner replaced floor pans, removed rust at tailgate, rocker panels and other common locations, painted, installed new muffler and exhaust, added electric fuel pump and aluminum radiator.”

 
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One-Lever Dualmatic Hubs

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Blaine forwarded photos of a Willys Wagon with the one-lever-style Dualmatic hubs that include a center bump. I don’t have docs that conclusive identify this one-lever hub as a Dualmatic, but it seems highly probable. Given the design, an attempt to secure the lever with a bump to keep it from shifting, it is likely it was an iteration of the original Dualmatic one-lever hub.

Below is what I have documented for the one-lever Dualmatics and my related guesses as to why. (For two-lever variations of the Dualmatic hubs, try this link)

As a reminder, here is the original patent by Simonsen for the Dualmatic:

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Here’s what I believe that original hub looked like:
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This was likely the second version, this time with two circular bumps:

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One of the issues with both of the early versions was that the internal forces apparently could cause the lever to bend. Here’s an example:

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To halt that from happening, as photographed by Blaine on a Willys wagon, Dualmatic may have gone with this design:

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A similar design was photographed on a Dodge truck (or I was told it was a Dodge truck):

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Perhaps Dualmatic concluded that the simple one lever design simply didn’t hold up, so the company shifted to a two lever design. This is the point where it would be good to compare the internals of the one-lever vs. two-lever design.