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Canfield Wrecker Plates on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Shane spotted these rare Canfield Wrecker Plates on eBay.

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“CANFIELD TOW BAR CO. TOW TRUCK METAL BADGE EMBLEM NAME PLATE VINTAGE RARE. this was on a wrecker boom from a jeep when it was common to use jeeps as tow trucks. they are in good condition a few minor dings(see pics) for there age, they measure 12″ long and 4″ high. looks like the model no. is C450L and serial no. is 9204.”


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1965 FJ-6 Bighorn, WY No Price


Runs and drives.

“1965 kaiser Jeep fj6a Fleetvan. 4 cylinder/ automatic. Runs and drives great. New tires, brakes, and carburetor. This cool old van was originally a USPS mail van. Right hand drive. Perfect for farmers markets. Attention getter.”




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Never used Allstate Deluxe Hardtop Truckee, CA $2000


Can’t be many unused examples of these left!

“Complete with all parts hardware windows keys and original manual. White/ no rust and never used. All aluminum – purchased from Sears Roebuck. Fits CJ-2A and Military Jeep.”


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1953 CJ-3B Scottsdale, AZ $24,000


A lot of chromed parts on this rust free CJ-3B.

” have owned this jeep for 2 years, fixed a few minor issues and now I am looking to make room for another vehicle. The vehicle is a total rebuild which if you come over and check it out, listen to the engine and take it for a spin, you’ll see it is in great shape, all around. Asking $24,000 OBO”






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1960 M-151 Grants Pass, OR $8900


This could be worth a look. No obvious rust.

“Old Army Jeep, good tires, battery look at pictures”

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1952 CJ-3A? Phoenix, AZ $20,000


Looks like a thought-out build.

“1952 Willys Jeep, completely rebuilt. 327 Chevy engine, Warn overdrive manual transmission,Mustang swing pedals, 11” brakes, extra 8 gallon fuel tank, bikini top only, and many other extras.”




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1946 CJ-2A Chicopee, MA $19,500


UPDATE: Still Available. Has better pics now, but a higher price as well.

(11/19/2019) This has some unusual mods. The body is fiberglass.
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“1946 Jeep (CJ2) for sale! This one of a kind ride is not for the faint of heart. I purchased this vehicle for several reasons. I appreciate someone’s labor of love, the time, patience and skill it requires to turn a heirloom into a beautiful racing machine. This itself is a memorable challenge and an accomplishment. A few things were kept original.

In 2010 the original family owners took it off the road, took the 350 out, bought a new 350 4 Bolt Main, and ripped it down **every nut, bolt, gasket and more…** It was built by a Chevy Master Mechanic of 38 years. Everything was done from the heads, lifters, cam, new transfer case, rear end, 411 gears, and so much more that is way too much to list.

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1954 CJ-3B Elk Grove, CA $17,000


UPDATE: This looks to have new tires and rims since the last time it was listed in 2018.

“The time has come to but the 1954 Willys Cj3b up for sale. 17k OBO

Engine: 1969 Chevy 307ci
Transmission: Recently rebuilt Th350
Transfer case: Dana 20
Front axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 30 with 30 spline axles, Detroit Truetrac, disc brakes, warn hubs and 4.27 gears
Rear axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 44 with 30 spline shafts, Detroit Locker and 4.27 gears.
Wheels and tires: 5x 17in Method Racing wheels and 37×12.5×17 Maxxis Trepadors. All tires have 80% tread and spare has full tread.
Clean Title in hand and smog exempt.
Duel gas tanks”


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CJ-3B Roll Cage Spokane, WA $300


Looks like a fine cage at a reasonable price. This might not fit a low hood depending on how tightly the front loop follows the high hood cowl and windshield.

“Roll cage with mounting hardware removed from a 1954 CJ3B. I would assume it would fit any flat fender cj 3a, 2a ford or whatever.”


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Pentagon-Made Cab Enclosure Hardtop Coos Bay, OR $100


Price is right, but will need some work.

“Early civilian Arctic top. These are hard to find.”

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1952 CJ-3A Kent, WA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/24/2019) The windshield has been narrowed at the top, but unclear why.


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“1952 Willys CJ3A
This custom rig is fully equipped to take you where you want to go. Plenty of horsepower and plenty of gears. This old jeep has all of the modern touches that make it a kick in the pants to drive.

The good stuff:
TPI Chevy 350, Tuned Port Injection, RV Camshaft, Stage 3 chip

Chevy NV4500 5-speed, Custom shortened output shaft, Custom adapter to mate with T18 Transfer Case,
hydraulic clutch

Transfer Case:
T18 with Warn Overdrive
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Unused Bestop For MB/GPW/CJ-2A Kalispell, MT $500


Could be a good price. You’ll want to verify how the front of the top mounts to the windshield [channel mount (3A or M-38) or twist fobs (MB/GPW or CJ-2A … yeah, I know that’s not the right name for them, just can’t think of the right name at the moment)]. The top is resting on a CJ-5, but that’s just for show.

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“Best Top for Jeep CJ2A 1945 to 1949 and MB 1941 to 1945 with bows. This is a top I received with a 1948 CJ2A that I am restoring and chose not to put a top on it. It is a new top that has not been installed, in new condition. Have the original installation instructions and owners manual, both soft doors, bows, bag of parts. We displayed this topper on our Jeep (which does not fit) for pictures only. Any questions please email.”

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1950 CJ-3A Brush Prairie, WA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/13/2019) Appears solid. Has an F-head.

“Willy’s Jeep cj3. Very nice condition, no rust lots of extra parts.
Would be a great restore project or use for off roading.
All systems work including 4wd. Clean Title”

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1948 CJ-2A Port Angeles, WA $500


No title. No engine.

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“1948 jeep cj2a for sale, no title, its missing. Bought it to restore thinking it would be an easy quick one but its too much of a project for me. No motor. Has original tranny, t-case, and axles. someone along the way put on a decent suspension and a roll cage. Neat old Jeep!

will trade for plymouth duster /valiant/scamp/ dodge dart part, chevy square body parts, rotary motor, old ww2 military memorabilia, ford galaxy / galaxie parts, Isuzu rodeo parts, 1 gen supra parts or late 1st generation mustang parts.”

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1947 CJ-2A Confier, CO $3500


Runs, but needs work of some kind. Seems worth a look.

“Willys CJ2A, running engine, needs tuning. No current title in hand.
12 volt system conversion, 4 cyl., L134, alternator. Decent shape, needs additional work to run street.
New battery, running lights work.”

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Ads in the 1954-1956 Saturday Evening Post

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Prior to the Kaiser buyout, Willys-Overland was a regular advertiser in the Saturday evening post, with ads appearing almost monthly from late 1941 (after winning its military contract) up until 1952.

From 1952 through 1954, the focus of the advertising shifted to the new Willys Areo line of vehicles, abandoning jeep advertising in the Post almost entirely.

In February of 1954, one ad for the Willys wagon was published, the only jeep-oriented ad of the year. However, the title of the ad was “The Common-Sense Car that Leads a Double Life”. So, even that ad was as much a “car'” ad as a “jeep” ad.


February 27, 1954. The branding emphasis remained on the ‘car’ being a ‘Willys’, rather than jeep, as it had since the 1951 ‘Willys Makes Sense’ campaign.

Given how similar the above ad was to the Willys Makes Sense campaign of 1951, It’s clear that even under the early days of Kaiser’s management, the advertising for the Willys/Jeep line had yet to be changed. That probably explains why no more jeep ads appeared in the Saturday Evening Post for the remainder of 1954 (and Willys Aero ads ceased after June of 1954).

Then, on January 8, 1955,  Willys Motors published a two-page splash with an ad for it’s new model: The CJ-5.


January 08, 1955, Saturday Evening Post

Subsequently, Willys Motors’ advertising in the Post waned again, absent throughout the remainder of 1955. It’s advertising in the Post remained dormant until mid-1956.

On June 16, 1956, Willys Motors published “Gets there … works there … anywhere!”. The ad also appeared to have introduced a new slogan: ‘Jeep’ VEHICLES BY WILLYS KEEP AMERICA ON THE MOVE (that was used by the company at least through the end of 1957 .. I haven’t check past that yet).


June 16, 1956, Saturday Evening Post, “Gets there … works there … anywhere!”

Once again, jeep ads started appearing on a regular basis. On August 4, 1956, the ad, “Gets there … works there … anywhere” was published:


August 04, 1956, Saturday Evening Post, “Traction … Action … Satisfaction!”

Willys Motors continued advertising monthly with the same three-pane theme. These were the next three ads:


Willys Motors ads: September 22, 1956, “Goes more places, Does more Jobs, Save more money”; October 20, 1956, “Takes the lead, On the road, Off the road”; November 17, 1956, “Thousands … Millions … Billions!”. 

On December 29, 1956, the final Post issue of the year, Willys Motors interrupted its three-panel campaign to introduce readers, in a two-page color ad no less, to the new model of jeep: the Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-150.


December 29, 1956, Saturday Evening Post 2-page ad, “extraordinary! Now… the completely new Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-150”

As well see in a future post, the company continued an almost monthly advertising campaign through out the following year of 1957.



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1941 Article Introducing the Air-Borne Battalion

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This September 18, 1941, article in the Petoskey News-Review introduced readers to the new Air-Borne Battalion. The new battalion would be trained in air landing operations and include two rifle companies. One of those two companies would be equipped with riflemen on bikes (40), motorcycles (140), and jeeps (105).

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March 1948 Ad W-O Brings Farmers 4-Wheel-Drive Power on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad, “Willys-Overland brings Farmers the advantages of 4-Wheel-Drive Power”, was published in March of 1948 most likely in a farm magazine (based on other ads the seller was selling).

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Stainless Body Klamath Falls, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

It’s listed as a jewels, which is usually a higher quality tub. But, I’d make sure it is stamped jewels before believing that.

“Imported from the Philippines. Tub is galvanized steel and everything else is stainless.”

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1973 Model? Mitsubishi Reedley, CA $8900

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This is currently not licensed.

“1973 ? Mitsubishi Jeep turbo charged four-cylinder diesel. Odometer reads 31,612 km = 19,601 miles. This vehicle is not license and comes with a bill of sale only!!!”

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Year? CJ-2A Ozark, AR $7000


Custom build. I wonder how many states would allow this to be licenses for the roads given the width of the axles/tires.

“Flatfender setting on 3/4 Ton chevy axles, 5.13 ratio, full Detroit in front, corporation in rear, dana 44 and 14 bolt, 38” swampers, 4.3 chevy, TH400, NP205 twinsticked, rear hydro brake lock, four wheel disk brakes, 9000 lbs warn winch. Comes with a full aluminum hard top with doors. Top looks awesome. Loads of time in it. I drive it 20+ miles back and forth to the mountains, so very road worthy. One of a kind.”

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CJ-2A & CJ-3B Coos Bay, OR


The price listed is $500, but I that may be just a placeholder.

“CJ3B w/ tub, fenders, two window frames, two grills. Has motor and title, as well. CJ2A w/ tub, axels, and frame. Call for details.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1955 CJ-5 Fort Worth, TX $4800:
  2. 1965 CJ-5 Odonnell, TX $5000:
  3. 1974 CJ-5 Marion, IN $2500:
  4. 1964 CJ-5 Arlington, TX $4000:
  5. 1976 CJ-5 San Antonio, TX $4500:
  6. 1960 CJ-5 Kempner, TX $4800:
  7. 1968 CJ-5 Palm Desert, CA $4000:
  8. 1971 CJ-5 Pao Robles, CA $3500:
  9. 1973 CJ-5 Casa Granda, AZ $3000:
  10. 1959 CJ-5 Tucson, AZ $3000:
  11. 1960 CJ-5 Menifee, CA $3500:
  12. 1979 CJ-5 San Diego, CA $5000:
  13. 1960 CJ-5 Chico, CA $4000:


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Leo, IN $5500:
  2. 1954 M-38A1 Orange, TX $5000:
  3. 1952/3 M-38A1 Sherman, TX $1100:
  4. Year? M-38A1 parts McAlester, OK $500:
  5. 1962 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $4860:
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Miscellaneous Willys Parts Victoria, TX


Seller has a variety of parts for sale. Sounds like it is mostly trucks and wagons, but there may be other parts.

“I have a bunch of misc. random Willys Jeep parts i have collected over the years, if you’re needing something particular email me your needs and i will look to see if i have it. Parts for old Willys flatfenders pre Kaiser. 1941 through 1951 era. Most of what i have will need attention or some sort of repair before use.

The picture is a corner shot of my ‘48 truckster, it is primarily here for an attention getter to the appropriate audience.

Borg Warner T96 three speed plus electric overdrive, I have three to choose from they were all from 2WD Wagons but were used in many other makes. These have been kept inside. I am asking $175 each or $500 for all three.

Pair of truck/wagon doors $200

Complete front clip for 46-48, hood, grille, fenders… $500. I was saving these for my ‘48 truckster but will be selling it also soon.

Have other random bits of Willys vehicles jeeps, trucks & wagons.”

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1948 CJ-2A Dover, AR $500


It still has the serial number plates on the body. Might have some parts value.

“Testing waters to see maybe. Got a 1948 willys jeep everything is there the body is off to side got the willys 4 cylinder engine maybe seeing what’s it’s worth. Have title in hand”

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