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1947 CJ-2A Connersville, IN $2500


Mark spotted this non-runner for sale. Looks like a good price.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A 4 cyl , 3 Speed transmission, DOES NOT RUN, no seats, clear title good project or parts jeep.”

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Painting Push

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Ann took the opportunity last week to fly to Ohio to visit some of her relatives in Greenville, Ohio. So, I took the opportunity to make a big push to get a bunch of interior painting completed, hence why there were limited updates last week.

The interior (and exterior) of the house was themed with white, a light gray and medium blue. For our tastes, it was a bit cool on the inside; so, we wanted to warm it up and dress it up some. Having done a bunch painting during my college years, I’m pretty efficient when I get going. Two weeks ago we repainted the living/dining part of the house, then hung curtains. So, last week my goal was to paint the dormers, the hall, the kitchen nook, the foyer, and the hall way. Mission accomplished. Here are some pics for your amusement.

Here’s one of the living room and dining room during the painting process:


This is afterwards:



Here are the dormers beforehand: (and, no, I didn’t climb onto the ladder while it was on the scaffolding; instead, I used the bottom two steps of the ladder to make it easier to climb down from the dormer floor … but, I posted this pic to FB without explaining it because, you know, it is social media and I know some people would flip out …)


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Ann’s Pics of Jarad’s Wagoneer

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While visiting with relatives in Western Ohio, Ann didn’t neglect her ‘jeep’ duties. When she spotted this Jeep Grand Wagoneer in New Paris, she made her cousin pull over so she could take photos and meet the owner. She learned it is owned by Jarad Simpson and is his daily driver. He bought it out of Detroit. It was pretty rusted on the outside, but had a good interior, so he cleaned up the outside and runs it as is. He also owns a 1942 GPW. Great work Ann!

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Willys Light & Electric and Auto-Lite

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UPDATE: There is more history about Miniger and his purchase of John North Willys Stock in 1929 in a 1946 Fortune article.


This postcard is currently listed on eBay.

The other day Nate forwarded me the following images of a Willys home power plant, built by both “Willys Light” and the “Electric Auto-Lite Corporation”. Not knowing much about any of this (and not having the time to source original info from newspapers of the time), I took a break from house painting to venture down internet rabbit holes. What follows is more of a work-in-progress than a finished piece. Hopefully, folks can add or correct the following.

Let’s start with the pics that Nate sent:

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Now, stepping back a little in time … These days we in the US are generally pretty spoiled in terms of our access to 24/7 electricity. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. Because of my work on SLAG, I am aware that there was a revolution in mines and smelting with the introduction of power plants. My great great grandfather first introduced an electric plant into his smelter in Leadville in 1881 (followed shortly by electricity in the Salt Lake City’s Germania plant). By then, Broadway in NY was lit with a power plant, as were parts of major cities.


January 04, 1818, from the Leadville Daily Herald.

Such power plants would have been expensive, which is why large municipalities or successful businesses were utilizing them. But, such plants would have been outside the financial reach of the average folks. Still, there was an interest among home and farm owners to replace the gas and oil lamps used in homes.

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1964 Slide of Willys Tow Truck on eBay

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Steve shared this cool photo/slide of a mid 1950s Willys Truck operating for a Shell gas station in Forest Park, Illinois. The photo is dated June 21, 1964.

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1946 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $9000


Interesting windshield mod. It almost looks backward.

“Runs fine. Stock. No rust.”

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1946 CJ-2A Grover Beach, CA $4900


More pics would be helpful.

“Runs;. Registered. Ready for beach.”

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1946 CJ-2A Rialto, CA $3200


Might be worth a look.

“First Generation; Civilian Model. Was sand blasted down to bare metal and primed since the 70’s. Has just been sitting in a garage since then. Roller Chassis, the engine was blown, perfect for engine swap, rebuild or hot rod build. All original parts included. Having surgery and moving. My loss is your gain”

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1952? CJ-3A? Lancaster, PA $2500


Not sure what the vision is here, but maybe someone can use the parts.

“1952 jeep willys cj3A, bought as a project car and did body work on it i have tons of photos of the process if interested. Vehicle doesnt run it is just a rolling shell needs alot of work. Outside was painted army green and inside tub was paint matched in raptor liner, was going to make the truck a off roading truck but dont have money to finish the project. (Only bill of sale)”

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1946 CJ-2A Corona, CA $5000


No description provided.

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1946 CJ-2A Rancho Cucamonga, CA $4050


It’s likely a mid-1946 2A. The bumper gussets aren’t quite all-original.

“1947 CJ2A Jeep. All original and complete including motor and drivetrain. Some repairable rust in tool box only.”

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1946 CJ-2A St. George, UT $5900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(10/16/2021) This has a variety of updates.

“1946 Willys rat rod. 350 four bolt turbo 350 trans. New gauges, new trans cooler with fan, new painless wiring harness, new front brake rotors, new water pump, new alternator, new battery, new fuel pump, new ceramic coated fender well headers, new carburetor, new radiator and more. Runs and drives good”

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1946 Sand Jeep Rocklin, CA $8000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/28/2020) Has lots of updates.

“1946 willys jeep that was one time used as a sand dragster, (wild oats). I bought it as a project with a blown motor and trans. No rust, fiberglass tub and boxed frame. I rebuilt the SBC engine and trans for street use. Zero miles since done. Added all street legal requirements, head lights, tail, turn, stop, high beams, horn, windshield and wiper. Has brand new mud terrain tires and wheels. I added 4.88 gears and a powerloc to the front diff. The rear is a dana 44 with a spool. Chp would not allow me to license for street use. It is licensed for off road use. I do have current registration and pink slip. Come and get it for this season in the dunes.”

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Trencher Utica, NY $500


Andy shared this trencher for sale. Maybe someone can use the parts?

“I need some help…. not sure what to do with this. It’s been in the back yard for probably 60years. Thanks”

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1947 CJ-2A Thousand Palms, CA $5000


Looks like a project.

“If interested come look. 90% all there. It was running before it got parked about 10-15 years ago. Been stored in Wash. state.”


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1958? CJ-6 Tucson, AZ $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/16/2021) Listed as a 1958, the rare KS 0-9 speedometer (if original) more likely puts this as a late 1956 or early 1957.

“58 Willys jeep cj6, about 70 % finished, needs brakes done and the f 134 engine put back together, the guy before me took the head off, dont know why, cylinder walls and valves have been cleaned and look good, engine turns over just fine, its missing the oil filter adapter stuff but other wise complete”

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1943? MB? Oakhurst, CA $6000


I’m not sure how much value is here.

“1943 Jeep Willys project car kinda like a puzzle everything is there just needs to be put together.

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1946 CJ-2A Fairfield, CA $4500


It’s a project.

“PROJECT CAR asking for 4500 needs work. Does have some rust it does run not drivable yet. Has new battery, seats, and fuel tank new shocks, new bushings and more parts are coming in for it i do have TITLE and not been in the system for awhile”

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1953 CJ-3B JeepRod Safford, AZ $3500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(10/192/2021) It’s very much a project.

“1953 Willys has 350 vortec/ 700r4 with new carb intake, hei distributor, edlebrock carb. Sitting on t-bucket rear and front suspension. It is about 90% finished, I have just about everything to finish it, brake lines, steering column, wiring, new tires, lots of extra parts also. Pm with any questions asking price is $4,000 obo”

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John North Willys Early History

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This video from the Ontario County Historical Society. It shares some of John North Willys’ early history. Note that the historian uses the Williez pronunciation of the nation, which likely will grate with some folks.

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1955 Resto-Modded Truck

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Bill shared this article on a resto-modded-truck posted to


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1953 CJ-3A Buckeye, AZ $12,500


Looks in great shape.

“1953 cj38. Solid body very nice paint lots of brand new parts.”

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1942? MB? Sparks, NV $17,000


This is a nice looking build that includes a Bobcat hood.

“1942 Willys CJ-2A 383 Stroker w/ gear drive 4 speed w/warren overdrive 11in brakes All skid plates Power steering Tilt wheel 33in tires Also have full top NV reg and insured No Smog Required Hell of a ride and eye catcher. $17,000 OBO”

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Year? CJ-3B Winnemucca, NV $5500


Looks complete. It may not be very rusting given its location.

“Please call bill. Please no texting. At 17754033903. .. 5500 or trade”

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1946 CJ-2A Palo Verde Estates, CA $33,000


Nice looking build.

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“Price is actually $33,000. 1946 Willys 4×4 CJ2A. Essentially, everything is new or rebuilt since the build.

383 Chevy Stroker rated right around 420HP, high end GM “fast burn” aluminum heads, roller rockers. Forged crank and pistons, edlebrock proformer Air Gap, Accell Distributor, 4 bolt mains, 750 Holly double pumper and much more. Munice M20 wide ratio 4 speed. Rebuilt Warn Overdrive, Rebuilt New Steel billet SCA rated flywheel. Dana 18 T-case, Rebuilt Dana 44’s front and back with Locker. 5:38 gears. Full floaters in the rear (and front). Warn hubs. Power Steering, Disc brakes all the way around. Continue reading