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Road Trip Starting Monday

• CATEGORIES: Features

Longtime readers remember that we purchased a DJ-3A that we named Rusty in September of 2016 in anticipation of our Alaska trip in the summer of 2017. A buyer on the East Coast recently purchased that DJ-3A and has paid us to trailer it to him. He’s getting a good deal on Rusty, while we are getting our costs for a road trip covered. It’s a win-win.

Unlike our normal tours, we plan to drive straight to our destination, then pretty much turn around and head back, though our return route will take us north with a goal of stopping at Glacier National Park, a place I’ve yet to see. Our goal is only to be gone about two weeks (rather than our usual 6-8 weeks).


Rusty right after we picked him up in Montana in 2016.

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Ramsey Company & Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Claude Ramsey and his brother, Rayburn, originally founded Ramsey Winch Company as Ramsey Brothers Tool and Die in July 1944 to manufacture aircraft parts, tools and dies for Douglas Aircraft Company. Claude, realizing the need for a front-mounted winch for passenger cars and pickups, designed a crankshaft-operated winch (Model 101) to pull vehicles out of mud and snow. Demand for the Ramsey Winch increased to the point that the name of the company was changed to Ramsey Brothers Winch Manufacturing Company in 1947. In 1950, the company changed its name to Ramsey Winch Company when Claude bought out his brother’s share of the company.

Here’s a two-page brochure for the dual PTO units: DP-1 (for the Jeep Universal), DP-2 (for 4WD trucks and wagons), DP1-150 (for FC-150s), DP2-FY (for FC-170s).

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This twelve-page Ramsey winch brochure from 1959 covers a variety of products. I have three of these brochures, so if you’d like to purchase one for $10, let me know.

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Three Blue Surrey Slides on eBay

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These slides feature a blue and white Surrey.

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“60’S – 70’S Amateur Color Slide Lot Photo Old Jeep Blue Chrome Pictures 03
Normal wear. Great shape.”

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1963 FC-170 Vinita, OK $5300

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Tom spotted this one. It runs and drives. Has a little rust.

“1963 Willy Jeep fc-170 4×4.. upgraded brakes, alternator, hoses, and tune up.. started and drove after sitting for 18 years.. 226 ci super hurricane straight 6 motor.. 3 speed on floor.. has rust but fixable.. too cool and original to part out.. has a manual winch in the bed that works and has a gin pole setup but no poles”

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1953 CJ-3B Charleston, WV $2500


It runs, it is cheap, and it’s got a custom half-top.

“Willy’s Jeep runs good! Has a rebuilt motor.”

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1950 M-38 Stanton, MI $13,000

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Appears in good shape.

“1950 Willys M38 military jeep. These jeeps were used during the Korean war era. Near perfect condition. Original 134L engine. No bondo. All metal. Four wheel drive works”


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1951 Truck Roseville, MN $8900

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This is a former railroad truck. Looks like the door reads “Loch’s Service Station, Watkins, MN”.

“1951 Willys Truck Wrecker All original 54k miles Runs and drives good 4×4 winch plow boom little rust. Original patina former railroad car when new. Check out this cool truck”


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1952 CJ-3A w/ Trencher Canton, OH $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(06/02/2019) Ray’s selling his CJ-2A with a Jeep-a-Trench.

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“1952 Willys CJ3A Auburn Jeep-a-Trench Trencher Jeep.
This is a nice project vehicle. Complete Early Auburn Trencher on a 1952 Willys CJ3A.
No Title. Low miles? NE Ohio. Akron / Canton Area. This Trencher was used to dig irrigation ditches on a golf course in Northern Ohio. It was sitting outdoors when I saved it.
Frame is in great shape. Leaf springs are ok, but I would replace them with better. Body is pretty good (my opinion), No filler. Could use new front floor of course. Half cab top bows – no canvas, no door frames, Monarch Governor with handle and cable. Transmission is locked, I disconnected the drive shaft to roll it. I removed all brake drums also, found one rear hub was cracked. Someone installed with axle shaft key in backward. I have a few drums on axles laying around could have them if they are ok, I would have to pull them from the axles to check. Motor–not sure yet, but plan on checking it out. You would need to bring your own wheels. I want to keep the red wheels I put on it, or I might consider letting them go for a price TBD. But they are brand new zero miles, 15” Goodyear Duratracs I had planned for another jeep. Serious inquiries only please – I have about 60 or so more pictures to share via email to serious potential new owners. I am asking $3500.00 with out the wheels.
Feel free to text of call. Leave voice message if I do not answer. Ray.”


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1946 CJ-2A Orcutt, CA $12,500


Hasn’t been registered in a few years.

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“1946 Jeep Willy’s CJ-2A good shape, first year made available to public after WWII.
Roll Bar, Tow Bar, Trailer Hitch, Oversize newer radiator and gas tank. Runs good. Original engine and running gear, 3046 Miles. Last registered 2015.”


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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1960 CJ-5 Spanaway, WA $2800:
  2. 1960 CJ-5 Goodlettsville, TN $2000:
  3. 1957 CJ-5 Charlotte, NC $3500:
  4. 1961 CJ-5 Brooklyn, NY $3500:
  5. Year? CJ-5 Berlin, CT $750:
  6. 1959 CJ-5 Mesa, AZ $4900:
  7. 1958 CJ-5 Cheney, WA $800:
  8. 1956 CJ-5 Dayton, NV $3100:


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Palos Verdes, CA $15,000:
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Morro Bay, Ca $1500:
  3. Year? M-38A1 Athol, ID $500:
  4. 1955 M-38A1 McAlester, OK $300:
  5. 1953 M-38A1 La Crescenta, CA $3900:
  6. Year? M-38A1 Inland Empire, CA $3000:
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1947 CJ-2A & 1968 CJ-5 Pleasanton, CA


It’s unclear if if either of these are running or not. The CJ-2A is priced at $4000 and the CJ-5 at $8750. The prices were calculated based on a vehicle appraiser. Looks like the appraiser doesn’t know jeeps and misled the owner on their value. You can see lots of photos at

“1947 Willys Jeep for sale. Have the pink slip – not registered. Original owner. Has some surface rust. Had appraisal done by auto appraisal company. Jeep was used on a ranch and then stored in a barn. Currently stored inside a facility.”

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Here’s a pic of the 1968 CJ-5:


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1968 CJ-5 JeepRod Tuttle, OK $3850

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods

Needs finishing.

“CJ5 Ratrod that needs completed. Needs brakes and wiring completed. Has Chevy 350 and Th350. Will need court issued vin and title. Can be done in Norman for $150.”

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1966 FJ-6 RHD Duluth, MN No Price


No pics provided.

“Rare Kaiser
Jeep Corporation
Willys Motors inc.
FJ-6 RHD Delivery

Government Postal Vehicle
Highway Products Inc
Kent Ohio
Roll up door sales corp
Akron New York

Warranty 08 1966

Original 4 cylinder F-134
Hurricane head
Engine, automatic Transmission
and Dana 44 axle
are still in vehicle.
Frame is good.

Rebuilt Chevrolet Big Block 502 and 400 turbo transmission are available
to really spice up the project.

Make cash offer or barter,
It is a project…”

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1941? Chassis Portland, OR $500


No pics provided. It’s probably nothing, but you never know.

“1941 Jeep running gear frame, front and rear differentials transmission and transfer case 500.00 “

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $22,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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1947 CJ-2A Anacortes, WA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/18/2019) Doesn’t run at the moment.

“Attention Collectors & Mechanics. I’m selling a 1947 Willy’s Jeep in good shape for its age doesn’t run not sure what’s wrong and don’t know much about it. It was a family members who has since passed away.”

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1947 CJ-2A Onyx, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/18/2018) “1947 Willy’s Jeep. 2600cc Pinto motor, 4wd, 3-speed
Call Eddie for details, $3500 OBO, no title, bill of sale.”


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The Errislannan’s Metamet Jeep

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The Errislannan family of Western Ireland purchased a jeep from Metamet in September of 1959. You can read the story and see all the pics here (thanks to Barry Thomas from Farm Jeep).


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1953 Photo of M-170 Test on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This old newspaper photo captured the testing of an M-170 at the Aberdeen Testing Grounds. Theres’ a description on the back fo the photo, but it’s not easy to ready.

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“8×10 inches with minor variation”

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Modified Canadian MB

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This Canadian jeep has some unusual modifications. The image was featured at, which takes a look at Canadian Military Vehicle marketings.


Photo Credit: W-LU GOC_4th Canadian Armoured Division (Canadian Army PA211629_jpeg) This appears to the the same jeep as in the colour photo above, just after it was customized for the General Officer Commanding 4 Canadian Armoured Division. They added roof, doors, flag staff and light and extension on rear of vehicle. It is carrying at least one wireless set.

It’s believed that this is the front of the above jeep. As you can see, a rounded topper has been added to the windshield. It appears to be a nice bit of work.  The windshield has also been converted into a vertical windshield.


Photo Credit: Major-General Worthington in the 4th Armoured Division GOC’s jeep Late 1943 or January 1944 L&AC

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1959 Wagon University Place, WA $14,650

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This looks like a nice wagon. The hub caps are actually for early wagons (probably these aftermarket ones), but they do look good on it.

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“It has the original flathead hurricane 6 engine and 3-speed on-the-column. It was delivered on 3/5/1959 to the original owner in Tacoma. I bought it from a widow and started fixing it up almost 20 years ago. At that time, we did new paint inside and out; new upholstery; and refinished the woodwork. Then it basically has been stored in the garage since then. My wife said it has to go, so recently it got a new exhaust system, battery, carburetor, distributor, plugs, fuel filter. Bumpers re-chromed. Tuned up and brakes checked. The mechanic says it is running, shifting and braking well. Undercarriage in good shape. Odometer likely turned over 100K

Very straight body. Have the hood ornament and a few cosmetic parts/pieces for buyer. Also have the original Owner’s Manual and Service Records, along with the receipts for all the work I’ve had done on it. Must see to appreciate. Face-to-face transaction, cash only, no trades. Do not contact me unless you are a serious buyer with the cash.”


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1950 CJ-3A Oakhurst, CA $6730


Looks in good shape.

“Three speed stick/overdrive/high and low.
Body great shape…runs and drives great.
Pink slip in hand – non-op.
Nice tires – good shocks.”

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1949 Jeepster Colville, WA $8200

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Has some updates. Could be a good price.

“1949 Jeepster, 289 Ford, automatic trans. Power steering Power brakes”

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1941 MB Slat Grille Auburn, CA $20,000


There are more pics of this on eBay (same price).

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I Inherited this jeep… I know quite a bit about these but not everything by any means. The Prev
owner owned it since 56.

Things I know…

-Original WILLYS Slat grill jeep… with real original WILLYS SCRIPT …

VIN is 103503 – SEE Last pic of frame tag its been painted over like 50x but its readable..
Date of Delivery 12-10-41

-REBUILT MOTOR…. Sometime in the last 3 yrs or so… the jeep was gone thru….
motor has less than probably 200 miles on it.. Fires up nicely and purs nice too..
I wasn’t there when it was done of course but I know it has that few miles on it b/c
soon after … he got sick and couldn’t use it anymore. And it shows b/c it all looks brand
new.. it has been loved and cherished all its life since he owned it first in 1956.. it has
pretty much always been stored inside a garage… or now in my shop…. except of course when he drove it… mainly around the 8 acre property he owned and 1 time on the road I know of for sure
when I took him to dmv to help him reg it …. that was a few yrs ago…

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1950 CJ-3A Springfield, OR $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(06/24/2019) Seems worth a look.

“Owned by a Jeep lover and meticulously cared for. Has a cloth top, good tires, original body and was running 3 years ago. Always garaged. Now offered for sale by deceased owners widow will consider offers.”

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