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Anti-Spam Changes Might Result in Spam or Other Issues

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Recently, I learned that Akismet, the plugin I pay $100 year to manage my spam, announced that eWillys get too many spam requests (which isn’t my fault), so I must now upgrade to the $400 a year program.

Yeah, that’s not happening, especially given I’ve shifted into fewer updates and am no longer charging advertisers (thanks again for your past support guys). So, I’m testing out a highly rated, but free, version, called Antispam Bee. I may also need to add a captcha addition window to comments (where you are given 2 + 2 and you have to enter “4” …  I think you fine folks can handle that math).

So, I don’t know how well Antispam Bee will work or if it will interfere with non-spam comments. If you feel like your comments aren’t posting, please email me at d @ deilers.com, and I will see what needs to be adjusted.

For those interested, here are the spam comments from the last few months:

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Updates for the Holidays (or lack thereof)….

• CATEGORIES: News

Out of the frying pan and into the fire…..

Unfortunately, having helped my mother-in-law through hospice in September, we won’t get much of a break as now my mother’s health has declined to the point that we have to make other arrangements for her. So, we’ll be doing regular runs over to Seattle to give my aunt a break from the daily care of her, while, also readying her new apartment and clearing the house as best we can.

Meanwhile, against our recommendations, and knowing mom’s health was in decline, my sister chose to put her house on the market in September. She just closed on her house this week and is moving to Texas, abandoning our mother after my mother supported her horse hobby (profession?) for more than 25 years so she can “make a name for herself”. Mom is devastated by my sister’s decision. She is currently in OKC attending a horseshow, because somehow that is more important than caring for mom. Needless to say, there has been quite a bit of family drama….. ughhh.

So, once again, updates may be somewhat become sparse, likely lasting into the New Year.`

 
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Early Allstate Hubs $150

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Maury shared these hubs for sale. They are Allstate hubs and, likely, a very early set. My guess is the these were likely built by Husky/Dualmatic, but I am not familiar enough with hub innards to say for sure. I can’t quite find a brand-name hub with the cover that looks quite like this.

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/allstate-hubs.150116/#post-1696817

“These hubs are all complete and turn freely. The dial is heavy case aluminum. These only work with threaded axles ends. I tried putting them on the later snap ring style axle and the snap groove does not protrude out. Outer case was chrome originally. They seem like a really well built early twist lock hub. Asking $150 obo plus shipping. I also have a picture of how the innards went when I took them off the axle.”

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Dad Rolls His Jeep Down a Hill at Icicle Creek, Wa

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: First posted in 2010, this is a follow up to the post below which shows my family’s first jeep, a somewhat modified CJ-5.

One fine, sunny, beautiful Saturday during the summer of 1975 (or thereabouts – no family member can quite remember the exact year) my father drove his CJ-5 up a chuck-hole filled hillside trail at Icicle Creek, near Leavenworth, Wa.  He didn’t make it to the top; instead, he rolled his CJ-5 down the hillside.  Herein is the story and images.

I suppose it is appropriate that the images of dad’s wreck in the WWJC Scrapbook aren’t as clear as I had hoped, because the memory of it is also fuzzy.  I’ve tried to color correct and sharpen the pictures as best as I could, but even the clearest of pictures can’t really tell the story of the impact of his tumble down that hill.

It was a club weekend on the ‘east side of the mountains’ in Leavenworth, Washington.  For Washington Jeepers, the east side of the mountains means anything on the east slope of the Cascade Mountain range, where the surroundings transform from western muddy trails, deep dark green of cedar trees, and gray, drizzly, cool weather into Ponderosa Pines, sunshine, sagebrush, and dust.  Within an hour of Seattle, you could (and still can) transform your jeeping experience entirely.

This particular weekend I remember, and  say this without certainty as these are more like flickers of a 10-year-old’s memory, that we were staying in some kind of community-center-like building where we all slept on the floor in sleeping bags in a large open community room (I later learned this was a University of Washington property).  For the club, it was one big campout.

For me this seemed perfectly normal as the club really was a big extended family — these were people I saw more than my own aunts and uncles, grandma and grandpas.

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Early 1970s Photo Includes My Father

• CATEGORIES: Features

Chris Holmes posted this photo to the PNW4WDA Facebook group the other day. The first thing I spotted was the brown jacket worn by the man to the right of the group; it’s the color of the Wandering Willys Jeep Club. Looking closer, I realized that guy was none-other than my father! Apparently, he had taken part in the shuttle of special needs kids into the Woodland Park Zoo in North Seattle.

Looking more closely, I realized that the front of our CJ-5 was pictured just to the right of Dad’s back. one tell-tale sign is the horseshoe welded to the front of the winch plate. Given the jeep pictured was before Dad’s topsy-turvey roll down the hill at Icicle Creek outside of Wenatchee (summer of 1974 or 1975), this photo was likely taken in the early 1970s.

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1946 CJ-2A Clarksburg, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a custom half cab.

https://up.craigslist.org/snw/d/champion-1946-willys-cj2a/7407916740.html

“Unfortunately selling my 1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A…not enough room and need the money for other projects. Almost 100% original, besides the tires, roll cage, and custom enclosure…runs and drives.”

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Various Jeeps Cornell, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

The yellow jeep has an unusual windshield/top combo.

https://up.craigslist.org/pts/d/cornell-willys-jeep/7394567241.html

“Orange Willys CJ -2A 4 x 4,missing carb, motor froze. $700
Green Willys 1/4 4 x 4, just Transmission, rear ends $700
Light green Willys, 1/4 ton 4 x 4, no motor, has transmission. $500
Yellow Willys, 1/4 ton, 4 x 4, has Ford motor 6 cyl., has transmission with pto . $500
Have extra Willys Jeep motor 4 cyl. Froze up.
1977 Jeep J-10 pickup-has motor and transmission. $500”

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1950 CJ-3A Claremont, SD $6499

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2021) This may be worth a look.

https://mankato.craigslist.org/snw/d/claremont-1950-willy-jeep/7400913340.html

“1950 Willy Jeep!! Why spend 20k on a ranger! This is 4 wheel drive and everything. Recent work done includes, plugs, wires, front brakes, fuel pump, water pump, air filter housing. Lights work, fold down windshield. Lock out 4 wheel drive. 3 speed tranny. All fluids changed. Solid jeep. I believe there is no rust on this tub. Hard to find around here also !!”

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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $15000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Looks pretty original. Too bad it isn’t the original color.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/yakima-1946-willys-jeep/7408101032.html

“1946 Willy’s Jeep
You know what it is.
TAKE IT or LEAVE IT
It starts, runs, drives and stops.
PRICE IS FIRM AND CASH ONLY…. 100’s prefered.”

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1949? CJ-2A Nashville, TN $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid. but seller mentions interior wear/tear.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/nashville-1949-willys-jeep-cj/7407955113.html

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“1949 WILLY’S CJ-2 JEEP
Brand new fuel system, new battery, new tires on the jeep but comes with the originals.
Includes Winch, side mount spare tire, tailgate / tow hitch, Canvas Storage Bag for Aft Side of driver and passenger seat – Comes with all weather car cover – normal wear and tear on the body and interior but all and all looks great and runs well – drive a piece of American history!! Located in Nashville, TN – local pick-up or transport to be arranged by buyer”

 

 
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1960 FC-170? Clinton Township, MI $500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Seller is listing this as an FC-150, but it looks to me like an FC-170.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/pts/d/clinton-township-1960-willys-jeep-fc-150/7411705365.html

“Project Willys Jeep
Flathead 6 cylinder engine runs good” 1960-fc170-clintontownship-mi3

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1958 FC-170 Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

Daryl’s got this FC for sale.

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“All original Jeep pickup.
Very solid cab.
Fresh tune-up.
New brakes.
New battery.
Runs stops and drives.
Great restoration candidate or just a cool driver.
Clean Washington title in my name. In person offers with cash only”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Union, MO $9980

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This might interest someone.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ctd/d/union-1953-jeep-military-green-runs/7411023308.html

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“This is a 1953 Willys military jeep. It is not perfect but has been saved and redone in many areas. Mechanically good it runs and drives. The carburetor has been rebuilt and the jeep has new batteries. The 24 volt military electrical system in intact and most work. An electric fuel pump has been installed. Sure it is old and not a high speed truck. But rolling history in relativly good condition.”

 
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1959 FC-150 Scappoose, OR $3995

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

This project has mods. Blaines spotted this one.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/warren-59-fc-150-jeep-willys/7411042439.html

“1959 Jeep Willys FC150 Forward Control 4×4, solid project, not much rust, all major parts are there such as doors, tailgate rear fenders and so on, has small block ford V8, I was told it’s a 302 it may be a 289 adapted to factory transmission, I haven’t tried to start it. Dual factory gas tanks.”

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Meyer CJ-5 Hardtop Ethridge, TN $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Has some rust.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/pts/d/ethridge-jeep-cj5-meyer-hardtop/7396638853.html

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“Jeep cj5 hardtop w doors. Came off of a 1963 willys jeep cj5
Should fit 1955-1970 something.
Has some rust on back corners. Drivers door has some rust on bottom. “

 
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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Lacey, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

This is likely a ’47 chassis with an M-38 body on it.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-willys-jeep/7411741083.html

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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare M38 engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust”

 
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1947 CJ-2A St. Louis, MO $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Unclear how much value is here, but has a pot.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bar/d/saint-louis-1947-willys-jeep/7404556853.html

“47 Willys Jeep Original with power take,needs restored.good title.TRADE FOR A JOHN DEERE 455 OR $2.500”

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Hobart Welder Clear Lake, MN $1400

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Looks like a good setup.

https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/tls/d/clear-lake-hobart-250-dc-portable-welder/7410964702.html

“Hobart 250 DC Portable Welder. Runs great. New battery. 70 ft cables. Set up to carry torch. Jeep Willys engine”

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Year? CJ-3B Mulino, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/19/2021) It’s a project.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/mulino-willys-high-hood-jeep/7411609436.html

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“I have a cool project Willys High hood. Comes with a lot of new and rebuilt parts. I will try to get more pictures.

Rebuilt front and rear axles, rebuilt automatic 350 transmission, new front disc brakes, new rear brakes, new rear driveline, new expensive gauges, power steering, power brakes, and new wiring harness. Cool new shifter, that looks like a tall stick shift. The body is in pretty nice condition. I have nice front seats for it.it has a tilt column in it. The engine is a 283 V8 that I drove, prior to taking it out of another Willys.”

 
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1942? Hobart Welder Emmett, ID $1000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This appears to be sitting on some kind of jeep chassis-turned trailer?.

https://boise.craigslist.org/tls/d/emmett-1942-hobart/7399057978.html

“I have a 1942 Hobart welder. On a custom made trailer, a Willie’s motor and it welds great but has a loose wire connection. The trailer is worth 1000 by itself no loballers”

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1946 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Bruce is selling his CJ-2A. He found this via eWillys a few years ago. He’s hoping to find a little newer jeep with more room.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7411001589.html

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“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A
First year for the civilian version of the Jeep.
This one is early production, but not quite “VEC”. (SN 31000)

Original running gear and 4-cyl L-head engine.
Low miles on overhaul, runs very well.

Converted to 12V electricals with alternator.
All instruments and lights are working.
Period-correct aftermarket turn signal kit installed.
Also set up for tow-behind with towbar and trailering light harness.

Near-new BesTop soft top, doors and rear seat.
Seat belts in all positions.

Goodyear Wrangler all terrain tires.
Wiring set-up in place for electric winch.
Locking center console and ammo can storage “trunk”.
Swing-away spare tire carrier with full size matching spare.
Includes bumper-mounted high lift jack and 2″ hitch receivers front & rear.”

 
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CJ-2A w/ Beautiful Hardtop From Argentina

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Diego Collia posted photos of this CJ-2A with a beautiful hardtop from Argentina on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475/permalink/2093832107421333

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Photo of GPW out of Nagasaki

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Morihisa Ochi posted this photo on FB of a GPW in Nagasaki after the Atomic Bomb. The top is interesting. According to him, “GPW in Nagasaki, Occupied Japan 1945 After a big factory near Ground Zero was blown off by Atomic Bomb, USMC used this area as a rifle range.”

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1952 CJ-3A Port Crane, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7600.

Looks like a good price. It does not have a title.

“A 1952 4WD Willys Jeep CJ3a. Nice “Elvis” inspired paint job. Body, frame, and floors all excellent. 4 cyl, 3 speed, Goodyear tires, chrome wheels, lockout hubs, good brakes, good clutch, rollbar. Former farm vehicle comes with original VIN plate and Bill of Sale. Too old for Title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lunenburg, MA $11,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/474104157275760

“47 CJ2A , runs, drives, stops, all steel, not rusted. Original 4cyl flat heads 12 volt conversion, electronic ignition , 8k lb winch, original twin stick t case, 5.38 gears. Has fold down windshield that also has fold out glass. Has removable rear seat. Non directional military tires, has hand throttle. Not perfect but a good driver quality jeep. Does 45mph tops. I have a hard top for it.”

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