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1953 CJ-3A Chico, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/01/2021) Only the one pic provided. It looks like the drain hole has been filled.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/774769846460272

“1953 willys jeep. Runs great. Brakes and axle have been gone threw. V6 Buick”

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1946 CJ-2A Alton, NH $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/29/2020) It’s got a fiberglass body and stainless windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458403105161154

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A around 1000 miles on rebuilt engine, Fiberglass body, stainless steel CJ-3a windshield, Full roll cage best top seats,full soft top with side windows, and Best top center console. Painted the frame and body at that time as well. 4000lb winch. Spare tire carrier. New 700×16 tires. New carb and front end parts last summer. I don’t use it enough to keep. Fun Jeep.”

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1946 CJ-2A New Vineyard, ME $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/14/2020) This lacks a motor, tranny, and tc.  Listed as 1947 (probably a seller guess), it appears to be a 1946 based on the data plates and grille..

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/859410601480616/

“Late 40’s willys jeep in black primer no motor or transmission. More parts available. Please call Steve Heath [hidden information] between 6am and 7pm leave a message and phone number and he’ll call you back”

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1964 FC-150 Estacada, OR $1800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Has rust, but still worth a look. Thanks to TJ for spotting it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3834248489992384

“1960….ish Jeep Forward control pickup 4×4, manual transmission…very rusty….being sold for parts/or whole…no title! Still has a few good parts,the best being the Rare factory Perkins 4 cylinder diesel!!..Will consider trade for Kids dirtbike 80-100cc”

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1947 Willys-Overland Motors “A New Concept” Document

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

I missed out on this fascinating document yesterday on eBay. My high bid of $52.50 wasn’t quite enough, but at least we have pics of the entire document.

It’s not clear to me who the audience was for this document. The fact that it mentions the upcoming trucks suggests to me it was published in early 1947, prior to the introduction of the trucks in the summer of 1947. Maybe the document was for shareholders? Maybe it was for dealers (or prospective dealers)?

Titled “A NEW CONCEPT OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION“, the document makes the argument that prior to WWII the automobile was a luxury item for most folks. As such, bigger, longer, and faster, along with yearly innovations, were necessary to attract consumers with disposable income.

However, after the war, argued Willys-Overland in the document, the automobile would become a critical part of everyone’s everyday life. As such, offering consumers an affordable vehicle, one that didn’t change dramatically every year and one that cost less to maintain, was a the vision that Willys-Overland planned to follow. This meant simple vehicles that responded to customer needs, along with lesser tweaks to each model to insure the company could keep costs down (don’t have to redesign dies, fewer factory shutdowns for model changes, etc).

So, the company’s production ideas meant simple designs catered to consumer needs rather than the latest streamlined designs. That makes sense as a strategy; but, in regards to the DISTRIBUTION portion of the document’s title, I could find nothing stating how the company’s strategy would change the distribution side of things. This document probably would have been more accurately titled, “A NEW CONCEPT OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION”.

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California Transportation Department “Sno Jeep”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This CJ-2A with duallies all around appears in undated photos taken in Los Angeles. Photographed by Doug White, the jeep is described as a “Sno Jeep”. Note the chains with mini-paddles on the front and the tall, extended exhaust in the back.

I’ve been unable to find any additional information about this jeep. There might be some mention of it in the Los Angeles Department of Transportation archives (if such archives exist).

 
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Seabees Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums, Old Images

Gayland shard this photo posted on the Navy Seabee Museum site that features Seabees working on a jeep and some other vehicles. The Navy’s Seabee website has done a good job of organizing its digital collections based on multiple factors (time period and location in most cases).

If you haven’t ever visited the museum, it’s located in Port Hueneme. We had a chance to visit back in 2014 while it was undergoing updates. I’m sure it’s even better now.

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1956 French-Canadian Ad From Kaiser-Willys of Canada on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, How To, International • TAGS: .

Maury spotted this jeep-family ad from Kaiser-Willys of Canada.

View all the information on eBay

“1956 Canadian Kaiser Willys print ad Jeep Universal, Wagon, & Pickup. Original magazine advertisement measures 7 X 9.5 inches (approx.).”

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Florida Senator Claude D. Pepper in BRC-40 and His Campaign Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, MB, Old Images, Unusual

UPDATE II: Somehow I missed this second version of the Senators with Charles Payne driving down he steps on May 20, 1941:

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PHOTO CREDIT: Florida State University’s Digital Repository https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A154424

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Published March 28, 2021: Here’s another, earlier jeep photo, including a dedication by Charles Payne, related to Senator Claude Pepper in a Bantam BRC-40. According to the Florida State University Digital Archives, Senator Robert Reynolds is driving the jeep, Senator Claude Pepper is in the passenger seat, and Charles Payne and Harold Crist are seated in the back. The photo is dated May 1941.

https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A117598

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Also, according to a June 02, 1968, column by Larry King in the Miami Herald, there was a video taken of Senator Pepper riding up the steps and it was to be shown on TV on June 30, 1968. I was unable to find the video on the internet.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2012: This pictures tells the tale of Senator Claude Pepper‘s bid for re-election as a Senator from Florida in the 1950 race.  Like his jeep, Senator Pepper’s campaign crashed that year as well.

PHOTO CREDIT: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36090 CAPTION: Addressed to George Smathers from his friend Carl L. Hahn, an accompanying note says, “Here’s what is left of the Pepper machine in Palm Beach County – Souvenir of your successful 1950 campaign.”

The accident led to a lawsuit against the driver and Senator Claude Pepper. The appeared in the August 04, 1950, issue of the Palm Beach Post:

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1945 “Sno-Jeep” Suits for Children

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This unusual ad appeared in the December 18, 1945, issue of the Poughkeepsie Journal. I guess marketers figured adding the “jeep” name to most anything was a good bet for increasing sales?

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1946 CJ-2A Hagerstown, MN $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/25/2021) This militarized CJ-2A looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2237629423034060

“Runs good, new tires 2 years ago, gas gauge doesn’t work, speedometer doesn’t work needs new cable, tear in passenger seat, just replaced universal joints, professional rebuilt starter and alternator. New fan belt. Driven weekly, starts good. Clear Maryland title.”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/04/2021) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/748416486101560

“Old school Jeep Great condition Great interior”

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Fiberglass Flattie Tub New Milford, CT $650

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts • TAGS: .

I don’t recognize the manufacturer, but it looks like a good price on a solid tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3790236354417554

“Willys Jeep Fiberglass Tub. Direct fit for cj2a and cj3a..will possibly fit many other jeeps. Good shape. Stored indoors.”

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1953 CJ-3B Bridgewater, MA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814266479440960

“Selling my “mismatch” jeep. It’s a fiberglass cj3b tub sitting on a cj3a frame. The frame is real nice condition and the tub is rust free! Both fenders are good condition. Hood/grill not perfect but definitely usable. No engine/trans. Asking $1200 or best offer.

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1947 CJ-2A Hopkinton, MA $50

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Maybe the rims are worth the price?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/481617376372697

“Good frame no title”

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1974 DJ-5 Lincoln, NH $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

This looks in reasonable shape. It wasn’t that long ago DJ-5s in this condition were selling for $1500.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1040547909773868

“Runs and drives amazing …. new parts front tires, brakes, carb , full tune up, timing chain, belts, exhaust down pipe, speedo cluster , battery, heater core, blower motor blue tooth stereo. I drive it a fiew days a week . Fun to drive and it gets lots of comments.

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1962 Traveller Wagon OKC, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. This was a former Texas Border Patrol Traveller.

“Up for consideration is a 1962 four wheel drive Willys Jeep Traveller. Original Texas Border Patrol Jeep with sea foam green and black paint under the yellow repaint. Original 230 inline 6 has been replaced with a later chevrolet 250 inline 6. Original, unrestored traveller needing complete restoration but a very solid platform to start with.”

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Mud Racing Flattie Glencoe, MN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/746299556251559

“old willy’s mudder 44 front 60 rear 5:38 4 wheel disc brakes 39 swampers 350 chevy 4 spd 205 complete motor shot rest good 2500.00 as seen can help load”

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1948 CJ-2A Midland, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2021) Is that a PTO winch in the back?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/371480157507235

“Jeep. 1948 Willys. Two winches front and rear. Spare tire carrier. New soft top. New tires. New brakes. New battery and fuel pump. 1972 pinto engine. 4 cylinder recently overhauled. It does run! A beautiful collector car for anyone who loves classic vehicles!”

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1951 M-38 Owensville, IN $3700

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/11/2021) This doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732001164177710

“Please do not ask if this is still available. If you’re reading this ad, it’s still available. I will take the ad down when it is sold. Willys M38, motor turns by hand, shifters shift & steering steers. I have not tried to start it. Floors are original and pretty good, there is some bondo in the rocker panels, has pattent plate and clear title in my name”

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1948 CJ-2A Orovada, NV $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1060951057742780

“A 1948 cj2a Jeep with a 283 out of a corvette engine”

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1945 MB Charleston, WV $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

It runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/132904502125656

“Trade for side by side for equal price Needs gas and battery runs fine”

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1969 CJ-5 Medford, NJ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Seems like a good price given it runs, has a nice Kelly hardtop, and a plow setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1402738556730253

“1969 Jeep CJ5…Buick V6, 3 spd manual, 58k miles. Runs & drives, minimal rot on drivers floor pan. Has a 6 ft Meyer power angle plow. $2,500.00 FIRM. NO LOW BALL OFFERS / NO TRADES!”

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1943 Jeep-O Clubs

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles
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This pledge for Jeep-O club drivers was published in the July 07, 1943, issue of the Leaf Chronicle out of Clarksville, Tennessee. This pledge appears to have been unique to the Clarksville area.

In April of 1943, the Kiawanis Club of Anniston, Alabama, started the Jeep-O Club, an effort to alleviate the transportation problem facing soldiers by pledging to give rides in their vehicles to soldiers who needed one. It was an early Uber system, only with volunteer drivers.

It’s possible the Kiwanis Jeep-O movement got is name from the previous November’s Jeep-O gram movement in Texas.

This photo shows an actual Jeep-O stop. It appeared in the April 15, 1943, issue of the Huntsville Times:

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By May, the Jeep-O club idea had already spread to 22 states:

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A couple months later, in the July 07, 1943, issue of the Leaf Chronicle out of Clarksville, Tennessee,  the paper reported how a Jeep-O club was staring up there: Continue reading

 
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1946 Testimonial from Service Station

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: The other day I realized that the jeep in this photo from a collection of early jeep information published in 2014 looks very similar to an illustrated jeep that appeared in a 1947 newspaper ad. Here’s the image and it’s associated testimonial:

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Here’s the advertisement from the June 3, 1947, ad published in the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana, that highlights the ability of the jeep to be an efficient, low-cost option as a road-service vehicle.

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