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1946 CJ-2A Ukiah, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Needs some TLC of some kind.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1226159677898375

“This Jeep has been sitting covered for about 7-8 years. Starts right up and drives. Definitely needs some TLC.”

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1946? CJ-2A Redding, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/612312293267484

“No motor. No rust.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Beatrice, NE $9800

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Bill spotted this VEC.

https://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/d/beatrice-1946-jeep-willys/7389631729.html

“1946 C-J2 Jeep Willys for sale. 4 cylinder 3 speed. 47000 original miles. All numbers match original. Might need some paint. Runs and drives good. Ready to go. One of a kind! Asking $9800.”

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1947 CJ-2A Montrose, CO $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/montrose-47-jeep-cj2a/7384348046.html

“1947 Jeep CJ2A with VIN plate and clear title. Running motor, Warn front locking hubs, tow bar, and original rims w/ military tread tires. For parts or restore. Selling complete – not parting out. $4,200. “

 
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1964? Flattie Whitefish, MT $7800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7800.

(06/08/2021) This could be a DJ-3A body that’s been modified, but it’s hard to tell for sure. This jeep has a Bobcat hood, but it lacks a front driveline.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/columbia-falls-jeep-cj-2a/7385543957.html

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“Ford 302, has less than 100 miles since rebuild.
Ford T-18 transmission
Dana 20 transfer case
Boxed mail Jeep frame
Warn M8274-50 winch
Custom Dana 30 front end with Powertrax Lock-Right Locker
Dana 44 rear end with Powerlock locker
Warn manual hubs
4:88 gear ratio on the differentials

Doesn’t have front driveshaft. Just put in new battery, fuel pump and brakes.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Kamiah, ID $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Lots of mods. It includes a customized large-glass windshield.

https://lewiston.craigslist.org/cto/d/kamiah-1946-willys-jeep/7390412490.html

“1946 Willys Jeep V6 buick engine brand new tires including spare, new soft top, 9500 lb winch,, snow plow optional”

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1944 GPW Vancouver, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Unclear how much value is here. Lots of mods.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-1944-ford-willys-gpw-jeep/7393831953.html

“1944 Ford built Willie’s jeep (GPW). Has a running 289 V8 (last ran 2 years ago). Needs transmission/ transfer case installed. Parts included. Not sure what they came off of will probably need some mods. Needs driveline. Will include pto and winch. Clear Washington title in my name $3000 will update ad”

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1953 CJ-3B Archibald, PA eBay

• CATEGORIES: News

It’s rough, but may have at least some parts value.

View all the information on eBay

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“I have a 1953 CJ3B I’m looking to trade or sell outright. I’m only interested in Willys pre CJ3B models as trade. I bought this all original (except paint), unmolested Willys as a summer project when I couldn’t find a 2A or 3A at the time. I have $2000 of new parts with receipts installed. I have cleaned/inspected/tested/rebuilt or replaced the complete brake system (replaced), complete fuel system (new tank and lines), starter, generator, clutch, and transfer case. The starter and charging systems work well, still 6 volt. I had it running and drove it in and out of my garage but it won’t stay running now. The front and rear floors need to be replaced but rest of the body is pretty solid. I’m in North Eastern PA with a clear PA title in hand. Let me know if you have any questions or would like specific pictures.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Franklin, MA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This was for sale in 2020. Maybe it never sold or maybe being resold.

(11/30/2020) This has a brass data plate, but the only words I can make out are “For Business Use Only”.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/coventry-e1949-willys-jeep/7393461921.html

“1949 Willy’s Jeep CJ3-A in awsome shape. All you have to do is enjoy. All of the work has been done. Here is a list of the repairs:
New Starter, new battery cables, new front and rear brakes, new emergency brake, new master cylinder, new clutch, carburetor rebuilt, choke connected, oil and filter change, new directional signals, steering shaft column rebuilt, reseal transmission and transfer case.
20,200 miles
No rust.”

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1942 GPW Jackson, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(07/02/2018) This might have a set of Watson hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/847550489239549

(from previous ad) … “Great Fun! Has been in the family over 40 years. It runs, has full roll bar, front and back towing. 2 sets of tires and rims. It has been kept in storage. My father told me it was a 4 cylinder plymouth engine. It is a 4 wheel 3 speed. It has very low mileage. Enjoyable as it is or easily made to look like new. No cracks in the windshield. The original serial numbers are on the under carriage with the 5 pointed star at the beginning and end of the sequence. It has a clear title and has been put on non-op as I cannot drive it anymore because of numerous back surgeries. I will miss it. I learned to drive on it when I was 9 years old. I hope to find it a good home. Some seal are dry and need greasing. You can make an appt to see it. Contact me through my email.”

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Lost Biscuit Is Finally Here

• CATEGORIES: Features
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Biscuit on its way home

Lost biscuit finally arrived in Prosser, though The Jeep is a shadow of its former self. The original 3.8L V-6 was burning oil badly out of cylinder one, so while replacing the engine I also replaced the transmission, switching from an TH350 automatic to a T-18 with a low first. But, I could never find the time to complete that transition. Engine placement, driveline angle, and  header angles seemed to fight me the entire transition. However, now that Biscuit is here, I’ll eventually have some time to devote to it (first, the race jeep’s seat will get adjusted for my height, then I will deal with Patterson’s generator and with the brake-clutch pedals, then Lost Biscuit).

To get Biscuit home, first I had to install a winch onto the tilt bed. After thinking through various ideas, I came up with a trial system that secured a winch frame to the tilt deck, but used a vertical angle against the from of the tilt deck as added leverage for the winch.

Here are some of the pieces I started with:

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This shows the underside of the tilt deck. The square tubing in the pic above this one was drilled and bolted to the deck, with the bolts going through the wood and into angled pieces on either side of the hydraulic arm. I figured that was the least invasive way of mounting a winch (for now).

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This shows the completed platform bolted onto the deck. Note how the front angle piece on the left sits down in front of the tilt bed. This allows the tilt bed to open and shut:

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1946 CJ-2A Prineville, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-2A, Features

UPDATE: Thanks to Claus and his brilliant memory, we have another example of a Capstan winch on the back of a Raymond Concrete Jeep. In this case, I had posted it back in 2010.  Raymond Concrete was formed in 1897, but went bankrupt in 1989.

Here’s the image:

A seller on eBay recently had one of these rear mounted PTO winches for sale. It, too, was from the Raymond Concrete company.

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Originally Posted October 7, 2021: David shared this CJ-2A for sale in Prineville. He asked if I had ever seen a capstan winch mounted on a rear PTO gearbox like this one. I said I hadn’t. Moreover, the special equipment brochure for the capstan only shows it being used on the front (see brochure below). So, does anyone know whether the capstan was marketed for the rear PTO gearbox? Or was this more likely a custom setup?

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Anyway, here’s the jeep in Prineville:

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/powell-butte-1946-original-cj2a-willys/7389633842.html

“Paint original(faded) No rust, No dents, No body repairs. Good top and doors. Runs and drives good. PTO winch, PTO rear capistan(very rare) Tow bar & hubs. All running gear original and operational.”

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1957 FC-170 Onalaska, WA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Blaine spotted this marriage between an FC-170 and a Corvette chassis. It appears there’s plenty of work left.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/onalaska-1957-fc150-jeep/7389360885.html

“1957 fc150 jeep project. Fc150 body on 1981 corvette frame. No engine or transmission. Was going to be mid engine. Have new windshield, new rear glass. Have orginal side windows. Have mid engine mount. Have orginal dash and Chevy dash. Also have new 3 inch exhaust stacks. Too many other parts to list. Lots of the body work has already been done. New floor boards. Call or texted with any question. $15000. Obo”

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1950 Photo of a Holden(?) Ambulance Jeep in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This 1950 photo shows what appears to be a Holden Ambulance used during the Korean War. Anyone know widely used (or not) these were during the Korean War?

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“1950 Press Photo Wounded Marines are loaded on an ambulance jeep, Naktong River. This is an original press photo. South Korea: Wounded US Marines are loaded aboard double decker ambulance jeeps for evacuation to a hospital after being wounded in the fighting on the Naktong River bulge.Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 08-24-1950.”

 
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1947 Photo of Dorothy Lamb in a CJ-2A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The point of this photo was to get this point across: “People, return your milk bottles!” … newspaper reports of the time indicate there was a shortage of bottles throughout North America.

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“January 24th, 1947, Original Press Photo.
Mrs. Dorothy Lamb of Scarsdale, New York, goes to market in the modern manner, with a basketful of empty milk and beverage bottles. She is answering the plea for return of the 35 Million bottles that have gone “truant” in American homes. Every one must be returned to circulation if a shortage milk and beverages is to be avoided because raw-material shortages ins curtailing bottle production.”

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As you can see in this ad published the January 04, 1947, issue of the Bradford Era (Bradford, Pennsylvania), the shortage was serious and ‘dangerous’!
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This article from The Province, dated January 16th, 1947, out of Vanouver, B.C., provides more information about the crisis:

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1943 MB MZ Morton Grove, IL $19,800

• CATEGORIES: MB

Piotr is selling his rare MB MZ.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2731786083791960

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“Willys MB 1943 VIN number 214545 model NOM – 12 is a real WW2 veteran. This jeep is a unique model produced in a short series of 1,512 units for the special order of Marine Corps. Most of them took part in the war in Pacific; few returned to USA. Today several dozen are registered, but they vary in condition and the resemblance to the original. These jeeps have had body alterations originally, like special waterproof electrical installations or two high-frequency radios for communication purposes. Continue reading

 
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Chris’ Unusual 1960(?) Jeep Calendar Find

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE II: Here’s the YouTube version. There’s background music that might offend the DCMA, so not sure if YouTube will keep the video live or not (They’ve taken down another video of mine for background music — music that happened to be playing in the car at that time of the video).

UPDATE: I’m not sure if this will work for everyone or not. I worked on my MacBook Pro and on my iPhone. I can upload to YouTube later today, which should make it more speedy to load (it takes a short time to load before playing.

Check out this unusual hanging and spinning jeep calendar that Chris found on Facebook. It’s not an easy calendar to read, nor is it all that practical, but it’s certainly a rare jeep item! Given it shows that January 1st fell on a Friday, this appears to be from 1960.

 
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Photo of a CJ-2A Fire Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This black and white photo (free shipping) appears to show this CJ-2A fire jeep in a parade (based on the folks sitting in the background).

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This Trailer Followed Us Home Today

• CATEGORIES: News

At some point in the near future my mother is selling her place. Her health has deteriorated quite a bit this year. Ann and I have pulled most of my stuff from her place, though there is one last big item … Lost Biscuit. To bring Biscuit home, finally, we’ve purchased a new trailer as seen below.

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It’s a Great Northern tilt trailer with dual 5200 axles and an 18ft bed. It’s arguably overbuilt for carrying a jeep, but we felt that there’s every possibility that we could 1) take another trip to Alaska, which can be a rough ride at times, and/or 2) take a jeep with us cross country for a show or two. In addition, we wanted something capable of carrying our tractor, which weighs around 4500lbs.

Unfortunately, the slowing of the global supply chain combined with the pandemic has hit several trailer manufacturers (according to several dealers I spoke with while researching a trailer). Basically, these companies lack crucial parts to complete trailers, so they are waiting on any parts they can get to assemble trailers and get them to dealers. Multiple dealers told me they couldn’t say when their next delivery of trailers would be or even what models they might get.

The nut of it is, we didn’t have much choice on what we could purchase. But, we got what we could and it should serve us well.

So, on Thursday we’ll head for Seattle and pick up Biscuit and its various parts.

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Biscuit from 2013 ….

 

 
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1954? Video /Commerical for the Willys Wagon Line

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s a neat video published on Facebook. It shows several models from the Willys Motors Wagon line.

 
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1951 Truck **SOLD** For $29,400

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Bill spotted this sold truck on Hemmings. It seems a hefty price, especially when you look at the undercarriage (cobwebs, some surface rust). The seller states they spent $63,000 on ‘restoring’ this truck.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1951-willys-overland-jeep

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1953 CJ-3B Prescott Valley, AZ $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Unclear if it runs or not.

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/prescott-valley-1953-willys-cj/7388613368.html

“This WILLYS has clean title just renewed registration this month. Needs someone that knows this kind of vehicle. Been sitting for a year.”

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1945 MB Phoenicia, NY $4500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Was on eBay. Now priced at $4500.

(09/19/2021) Andy is selling this MB. It currently lacks a title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/875424183401859

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1948 CJ-2A Wilmington, VT $5700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Jim spotted this jeep. It could use some more comprehensive photos, but may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1536513523391385

“2 volt Solid Runs good and drives good Roll bar Brakes need work Steering is sloppy No title Awesome little antique 4×4, needs a little love to be roadworthy. Easy project.

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1950 CJ-3A Warwick, NY $8889

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8999.

(05/28/2021) The body is fiberglass.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/350789533104781/

“Beautiful 1950 Willys cj3a (glass tub) fully functional 4WD lights rear blinkers. Original motor runs like a dream. Brand new brakes,fuel pump,and battery installed $10,500 obo”

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