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1957 FC-150 King, NC $800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It’s a rusty project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458714108556481/

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“Hello Everyone. I’m posting my 57 Jeep FC for sale. I have way to many projects going on so I’m thinning the garage out. I really hate to sell it but it is neccessary and would really like it to go to a good home. I purchased it about a year ago or so. As you can tell it’s been out in the elements and has been treated pretty roughly unnecessarily. She is very rough but is at least a foundation for a build. I really liked what roam auto did with there FC. If you have a way with metal it is possible to fix the cab and even swap it to another frame. Here are the basics: 1957 Jeep FC 170 226 hurricane inline 6 No title! Bill of sale only. 6ft wide, bumper to bumper 15ft Let the pictures be the best description!”

 
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1963 CJ-6 Reading, PA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/13/2021) Includes a half and full top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/932320107610902

“1963 willys cj6 Brand new wheels abd bfg tires. Comes with a half top and a full top Includes trailer brake controller (brakes work but could probably use bled again) Jeep runs drives and stops. Title is clear and in hand in my name. Actual mileage is unknown. Will consider trades for dual sport motorcycle, World War Two items, side by sides and others.”

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1949 CJ-3A Big Stone Gap, VA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2021) Looks like the steps have been rebuilt. Has a few updates plus a roll cage.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/807347920178576/

“Make Offer? 1949 Willys Jeep 3A Everything in good shape. Newer top,tires, rebuilt carburetor.$8,000 Make Offer?”

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1952 Photo of Jeeps in an Issue of National Geographic

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images

The January 1952 issue of National Geographic included an expansive article on the King Ranch in Texas, which at the time was America’s largest ranch. One of the photos included in the article showed a CJ-3A (in black) and a CJ-2A (in green) towing farm implements.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Justin Locke using Kodachrome.

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Circa 1945? Danish-Made British Paratrooper Jeeps on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Anyone know anything about these unusual wood carvings? The buy-it-now price is $140, but the seller will take offers. They don’t look very big, but look pretty interesting.

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“3 model Jeeps with British Paratroopers. Probably made just after WWII when British Soldiers were extremely popular in Denmark. No factory given. Could be kitchen made, or prison work.”

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Delaware Jeep Surf Fishing License Plate on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

With tags dating to 2005, this used plate probably hasn’t been on a vehicle in a while.

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“Deleware Division Of Parks & Recreation Surf Fishing License Plate Jeep Willys. Condition is “Used”.”

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1945 “Invasion Scenes” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

There are multiple jeeps that appear in this video, but more interesting is how youthful the German prisoners look, some as young as young teens. It’s one thing to read about this, but another thing to see their faces.

“Various shots of civilian refugees walking along road, American Military Police on side of road. Various shots of boy soldiers (very young) marching along road with American jeep leading them. The boys sitting on railway platform. Several close up shots of boys talking to American soldier, eating, smiling to camera.

Several shots of American soldiers on a lorry on empty road, men firing at plane flying overhead.

Long shot of a small town with river in the middle and hills around.

Burning lorry on side of road, vehicles moving past. German prisoners being rounded – some women amongst them. Several shots of dead bodies scattered on ground. American soldiers search and question German women prisoners.”

 
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Year? Dictograph Ad Featuring Willys-Overland on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad cites Willys-Overland’s use of the Dictograph as part of an advertising campaign. Given the war references, this was likely printed between 1942-1945.

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“This is a vintage original ad, not a copy or reproduction. Neatly removed from magazine. Would look beautiful framed. Measures 10 and 1/2 by 14 inches”

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1950 CJ-3A Roseville, IL eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The seller has the starting bid price at $3000, which seems a good price. It appears to run and drive. It’s also got a Meyers hardtop with the Meyers industries label, which means the top may pre-date the companies relationship with Sears/Allstate.

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“1950 Willys CJ2 Jeep. Condition is used. This jeep is a great barn find, clean title, ask questions”

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1951 CJ-3A Dundas, IL $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Nice.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1132364997265388

“Complete frame off restoration done in 2015. Only has 1140miles since restoration. It has been converted to 12v,Engine and transmission rebuilt, all new leaf springs, brake system, wiring, gauges, starter, alternator, tires are new 7.00-16 NDT including matching spare, installed new soft top assembly, had seats reupholstered, he has over $16,000 in receipts for all the parts and pieces. It runs like a top”

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1953 CJ-3A Hudsonville, MI $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

This looks fun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/844958499442461

“1953 Jeep built for Silver lake. Frame has beet stretched and boxed, custom roll cage, fresh rebuild 355 sbc, 350 hp, turbo 400 trans, 4k stall, 4.55 rear gear. Full Suspension done by GFW reverse Deaver springs, and fox shocks. Rips across the sand and I have over 20k invested. Asking 8500. 00 OBO.”

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1950 CJ-3A Maryland Heights, MO $12,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/17/2021) This CJ-3A looks in good shape.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ctd/d/saint-louis-1950-willys-jeep/7320146635.html

or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/140276141476567

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“***VERY RARE 1950 WILLYS JEEP***
OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00 AM TILL 6:00 PM
AND SATURDAY 9:00 AM TILL 3:00 PM
***RESTORED NOT ACTUAL MILES***”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lee Center, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a few mods, but looks solid. Nice early half cab with custom windshields.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3862484917153238

“1946 Willys Jeep with plow, under 21000.0 miles. Has been in storage for the last four years ( barn Queen ). Don’t use, only reason for sale. Also a show winner, best in class. Asking $10,000 OBO”

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1975 DJ-5 Berkeley Springs, WV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Update: SOLD was $4000.

Looks in good shape.

“Just looking to see if there’s any interest, will accept best offer!”

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1948 CJ-2A Danville, KY $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Tom spotted this jeep. Described as “in near perfect condition, it looks like the rear portion of the tub has been repaired/modified and it lacks a tailgate. The front looks in good condition. Listed as a 1948, it may actually be a 1949 CJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/969498420485357

“1948 willys jeep with only 19,000 miles almost perfect condition needs brakes hasn’t been started in 7 years $10,500.00 got serial number this morning there only 74,000 made Been kept in a dry storage super cool jeep Well after little cleaning and putting in good battery old girl started right up”

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Year? CJ-2A? New Castle, IN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(04/25/2021) This might have a Blue Star aluminum hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/262916512150576

“1948 jeep willys does not have motor or trans it use to have a v8 chevy in it. I have 77 Chevy truck frame and running gear I’m including with the jeep it was a short bed frame it has a turbo 400 with 205 transfercase sale for 3500 or obo or trade for a gooseneck trailer”

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1951 CJ-3A Bardstown, KY $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/29/2021) Does not currently have a title.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/bar/d/bardstown-1951-jeep-willys/7311860853.html

“1951 jeep willys cj-3 2.2l
In really good shape for it age.
The engine runs great. Would like to trade for a dune buggy
Or $4200 cash obo
Does not have title
But have paper work to get one”

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1946 CJ-2A Bardstown, KY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has some Allstate or Husky hubs. It looks rough for the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/15594388316772

“Jeep Willys new brakes, calipers and lines. No speed odometer or mileage.”

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1948 CJ-2A Roller Lynn, IN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(03/03/2021) No engine or tranny/tc. But, it does have a Blue Star aluminum hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1900799976743629/

“1948 jeep willys I has the soft doors and the hard top it’s a roller no motor or trans also have square body truck frame that goes with it if you want was planning on put the body on the Chevy truck frame but just have the time for it $3500 or best offer”

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1958 FC-170 Pittsburgh, PA $7500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/12/2021) This is being sold by Iron City Garage.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/957117135105438

“1958 Willys Jeep FC-170 Runs and drives I did find a tailgate for it Good title arizona jeep

Can deliver anywhere, Overseas buyer welcome message or call for quote. Please visit www.ironcitygarage.com for the rest of our inventory, we have been at it since 2013, Finding solid western projects with good titles, we pride ourselves on transparency with our buyers. We have many 5-star reviews on google and 46k+ followers online, check out our Instagram and Facebook pages. We also buy antique cars, Trucks, signs, gas pumps and other types of antique automobila! Call or message Pete anytime ”

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Patterson’s “Bruise”

• CATEGORIES: Features

How did Patterson’s accident occur? It’s the result of a cascade of several events.

Patterson has sat for the better part of two years, which likely caused the fuel pump to stop working. Already knowing it didn’t work, and because I was going to have to drive it on the trailer on Saturday (loading a vehicle at my mother’s place is awkward due to the terrain), I tried to buy a cheap electric fuel pump on Friday, I found some $12 cheapy electric ones on Amazon, but it was too late to order off of Amazon, so I figured I could pick up a cheap one at AutoZone or NAPA. Right?

Wrong. The cheapest ones that had were $50 and up. Worse, they were eight inches or bigger. I just wanted a small, two inch fuel pump to get it on the trailer. Even worse, I have a brand new electric fuel pump somewhere; but, given the move, it’s impossible to find right now.

To complicate things, Ann was sick on Friday, so I had to take her mom in for her bi-weekly post-cancer infusions, so that ate up time I had hoped to use to hunt for an electric fuel pump. With time disappearing, I fell back onto an old school idea: rig up a gravity feed setup.

On Saturday morning I had planned to waked up at 3:30 am to head to Renton so I could build the gravity feed, get Patterson running (so it would be ready to load when Steve arrived with the car trailer, as we had a tight time table), and load a cargo trailer that I was towing. Unfortunately, I woke up at 1:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep. So, by the time I arrived in Renton at 7:00am, despite my coffee injection, I was already feeling a little tired.

My mother’s garage looks like it was destroyed by a tornado, but in reality, it’s her storage system (sorry mom). So, hunting down 1) extra fuel tubes and 2) a useable reservoir in which I could hold some gas proved difficult and frustrating. Eventually, I cut some hoses off of Biscuit and cobbled this device together:

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The “fuel overflow” container was a plastic Costco Mixed nuts container. A handy steel funnel was just wide enough to sit on the mouth of the container, yet had a perfectly sized opening at the bottom to slide into a rubber fuel line.

To put it together, I drilled a hole in the nuts container, then slid the rubber fuel line into the container, sealing it with silicone. Then, I used a steel fuel line and a second rubber hose to feed the carb. I then taped the whole assembly to the driver’s side mirror, which put it high enough to feed the gas into the carb, yet it hung over the side of the jeep so that gas wouldn’t spill onto the jeep.

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This shows the system before it was taped to the mirror.

With the system in place, I poured some gas into the funnel and Pattrerson started right up.

So far, so good.

However, I noticed that the brake and clutch were both really tight. If I push the brake, the clutch also went down. To get the clutch to release, I had to physically reach down and pull it up by hand. I didn’t have time to address this issue on Saturday morning, but figured I could work around it.

With the jeep in “neutral”, and me in the jeep, I released the clutch with my foot, but it remained depressed. I figured, given the jeep was in “neutral”, that I could exit the jeep, block the tires, and let it warm up a little. Before I exited the jeep, I double checked that the column shift transmission was in neutral by wiggling the shifter up and down.

I hopped out of the jeep, but before blocking the tire, I reached down to pull out the clutch (why, I don’t know why I felt the need to do that .. should have let sleeping dogs lie) …

Anyway, when I pulled out the clutch, instead of remaining in neutral, somehow the jeep was in reverse. Suddenly, with the clutch-plate engaged, Patterson began rapidly moving backwards.

It was a moment of horror, the realization that there’s nothing I can do but watch Patterson jerk backwards. And, at that moment, I realized the cargo trailer I had rented was Patterson’s prime target. Why Patterson took exception to the trailer isn’t clear, but he ran into that trailer with all that power he could muster (thankfully, he doesn’t have all that much power). Fortunately, the trailer stood its ground, with the only damage being a broken running light. Patterson definitely got the worst of it, sigh.

I suppose the good news is that Patterson was never a trailer queen. I can pull out the dents and fix the bumper.

The thing that haunted me for several hours was how it happened. I was sure I had it in neutral and had tested it several times. Eventually, as I was driving back to Prosser, it finally dawned on me that neutral on the column shifter was “back and forth”, not “up and down”. What I thought was neutral was the shifter moving between 1st and reverse. The gears were so well aligned that it just felt like neutral.

So, it was partly stupidity on my part and partly something that wouldn’t have happened had the clutch been working correctly and/or the fuel pump working correctly, as that had definitely been my focus.

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As Colin notes, this is a great excuse to upgrade my lights back to stock.

The next challenge is moving Biscuit….

 
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Newgren Plow and Parts Storrs, CT eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Ted’s got these parts for sale.

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“Willys Jeep CJ2/3A VEC Farm Jeep Newgren Single Bottom Plow Front Counter Weight. Condition is “Used”.

For sale is a Willys Jeep specialized equipment combo consisting of a Newgren brand single bottom land plow and front counter weight. The Newgren brand plow was designed to be used on Willys Farm Jeeps equipped with either a Newgren , Monroe , love , or Stratton Three Point Hydraulic lift or Hitch on back of Jeep. The front weight was mounted on front of Jeep as a counter weight to any of the specialized equipment being used on rear of keep with hydraulic lift.

The front counter weight weighs 265 lbs roughly and is in great shape.

The Newgren single bottom plow is also in very good condition for its age with original Newgren serial number tag still intact. This original Willys specialized combo would be a great addition to any correct Farm Jeep restoration or working Jeep.

These items are way too heavy to be shipped so local pickup will be best, I’d be happy to store them for a reasonable time period once they are paid for

 
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1958 FC-170 Longview, TX $25,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This was sold in New Mexico, made its way to New Jersey, and is now being sold out of Texas.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448606273128179

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“Custom 1958 Willys Jeep FC-170. Not a Comanche but did not offer FC so had to use this option. Built on a 1989 Shortened Chevrolet chassis. 350 Chevy small block with 700R4 transmission. Has AC. Not many of these old Jeeps left. Older custom truck so not perfect. Overall in good running condition just needs freshening up. Turns heads everywhere it goes. Only in person offers considered. Listing at 25k or first reasonable offer. Clear Texas title. Located in Elderville.”

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1948 Truck Garland, TX $24,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Nice looking pesto-mod with a dump bed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/488365925548021

“Willys Overland 1948 The engine was replaced with a Plymouth 1981 the truck is registered according to the Plymouth 1981 engine. Paint job was done about 5 years ago. If you have any questions let me know. If you want to see more pictures let me know. Serious buyers only.”

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1957 DJ-3A Convertible East China, MI $6500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This has a few updates. I can’t tell if this has been converted to 4WD or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/194992995802831

“1957 Willy’s Jeep DJ3A, 3 speed manual transmission, original flathead 4 cyl no top . 2 seater runs and drives . It needs a new windshield, and I have a turn signal kit and new speedo cluster with all the gauges for it . Runs and drives”

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