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Saginaw Steering Conversion Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill was kind enough to share this video. I don’t have time to review it, so I don’t have any comment on it at this time.

 
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Video about History of Mitsubishi Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features

Again, I haven’t reviewed this video, but hopefully it’s done well.

 
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Mahindra Roxer Review (1 Year Later)

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s one more video courtesy of Bill. It might be a practical vehicle for the right folks.

 
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The Passing of My Mother

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for the kind words.

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Christmas 1973, dad, me, my sister and mom. This is one of only a handful of family pics as mom hated to have her picture taken. Boy, those are some early 1970s clothes!

This morning at 2am my mother passed away. She was 82. Over the course of the year she’s endured strokes and several heart attacks, but it was especially in the last month that she faded quickly, both physically and mentally. I am gratefuly she went relatively quickly, unlike my father, who passed in 2019 and whose stroke in 2002 set him on a slow decline for more than a decade.

As many of you know, this comes on the heel of my mother-in-law’s passing in September; we surely didn’t expect my mother to follow my wife’s mother so quickly.

My mother was born in Seattle in 1939. Her father was an aeronautical engineer at Boeing, where he worked, initially, in the famous red barn, the original home of Boeing. He was a fun, silly man who loved woodworking, singing, and mischief.

Her mother was tough as nails, having grown up on a farm her parents homesteaded in Idaho. Because of this, Mom grew up with one foot in Seattle, a suburban teen, and one foot in Idaho, a farmer girl.

She attended Franklin High School in Seattle. That’s important specifically because her group of high school friends remained a tight group to this day. Her passing means that her group has dwindled to only five and all five are surely heart broken this morning.

After she married Dad in Seattle, they moved to Renton in 1963. She gave birth to me in 1965 and lived in that same house until we moved her in November to the elder care home.

When my sister got into gymnastics, my mother did as well, eventually becoming a judge. She worked as a judge at multiple levels for over 40 years.

Mom’s farmer-girl side got great joy out of her seasonal garden. We learned to pick strawberries, shuck corn, collect peas, and much more. During the summers we ate fresh fruit from our property: strawberries, huckleberries, black berries, blue berries, apples, raspberries, cherries, along with the fresh fruit and herbs. That was all her (dad on the other hand loved to grow trees).

When my sister wanted a horse, mom was right there, supporting her efforts emotionally and financially, support that continued right up until the day she died. This relationship and support of my sister naturally meant that they were closer.

I, on the otherhand, more independent, was not as close to her. Over the years, mom and I grew farther apart as our politics and other issues divided us more. My separation/divorce from my first wife in 2000 really ripped us apart and we didn’t speak for more than a year. It was actually dad’s stoke in 2002 that forced us to start communicating again. Still, and sadly, there was always a bit of distance.

From the time I started eWillys in 2008, mom often checked the site. She really loved to follow our trips and was a frequent commenter on the posts. She was always amazed and proud of the warmth, friendship and kindness so many of you shared with Ann and I on our journeys.

Mom was also a big fan of my books. She always wished I would contact Hollywood so they would make a movie of the Amber Panels book. She never quite understood that rewriting the book into a screen play was a non-trivial under taking, me for which I did not have. Still, I’ve always appreciated her support of that notion.

Despite our differences over the years, I never doubted that she was kind, thoughtful, and had a big heart. Having lived most of her life within a 10 mile area, she developed many friends and collegues over the years and those folks are mourning her this morning.

Godspeed Mom on your journey to join Dad.

Obviously, eWillys will likely remain lightly updated over the next week. Best wishes all for a better 2022.

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One of the few pictures of mom driving the jeep. She and my sister are trying out a balance event at a jeep playday in the early 1970s.

 
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Collins Brothers Jeep Collection for sale

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Thanks to Bill for forwarding this video. There’s a lot of nice looking jeeps here. You can also learn more here: https://collinsbrosjeep.com/cj-for-sale/

 
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Merry Christmas 2021

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s a bit of a somber Christmas in our neck of the woods. Mom has been struggling over the past week with lots of confusion and health struggles. After a 36-hour wait in the ER, she finally made it into the hospital Thursday night. She had an operation yesterday (the 24th) to remove fluids from the sac around her heart. The docs extracted 700ml (which is a lot) and left a tube in to drain more. Needless to say, this indicates her heart is struggling mightily. Without some kind of miracle, she probably has weeks left at the very most. So, Ann and I are having a quiet holiday season at our new home this year.

We hope everyone else has an enjoyable holiday season with your families and friends. And, I hope you all are blessed with good fortune in 2022!

This 1945 Christmas Card was auction on eBay in 2015:

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General George Patton’s Jeep Driver

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this video of General George S. Patton’s Personal Jeep Driver. He once removed a jeep engine in 40 minutes (and was very proud of that)!

 
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1948 CJ-2A Marietta, GA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Chuck spotted this nice looking 2A.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/marietta-1948-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7416107959.html

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“1948 CJ-2A, restored by prior owner. Documentation including manuals, assembly notes, receipts and restoration photos.

L-134 4 Cylinder motor with three speed manual transmission and transfer case. Has rare overdrive mounted but could be changed to front or rear PTO.

Original 6 volt electrical system.

Red with grey seats. Black top and doors.

Great shape, runs and drives well, however this is a 73 year old vehicle so don’t expect it to drive like a modern car!”

 
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1969 CJ-5 462 Overgaard, AZ No price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

I don’t see enough info in the pic to verify the “462” claim, but I see no reason to doubt it either. It looks like the V6 emblem was painted over when this was repainted.

https://showlow.craigslist.org/atq/d/overgaard-1969-kaiser-jeep-462-cj/7408771521.html

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“Extremely Rare Find
Original, 1969 Kaiser, CJ-5, Jeep Special Edition 462 (very rare) garage kept 4000 original miles, all gears pristine and like new.
Original Buick odd fire 225 with manual 3 speed plus factory overdrive.
Various internet searches and collectors have valued this at more than $30,000.
Continue reading

 
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1942 MB Slat Sacramento, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

This has some unusual rear mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/sacramento-1942-slat-grill-willys/7424462997.html

“1942 Willys Slat Grill Jeep, good condition and runs well. Needs a gas tank and water pump gasket to be road ready. Very complete, always garaged and many extras.
Very rare, only 25,000 produced.
$11,500 or best offer”

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1949 Truck Louisville KY $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Tom spotted this truck for sale near him.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1057312154835623

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“This is an 1949 Willys Overland pickup truck. It has the Willys Go Devil L-134 engine, T-90 3 speed transmission and Timken clamshell differential. It is 2 wheel drive. The truck is rust free except a small bubble on the passenger door corner, which there is a photo of that area and the bed was sandblasted and a few very small pin holes are visible. Very light surface rust on the frame if any.

The cab appears original paint but the seat has been recovered and some newer carpet and possibly door panels. The electrical has been changed to 12v. This is a good running truck and fun to drive but I have to many projects at this time and need to downsize. This is a very solid truck and will be an easy project for someone who is looking for an unmolested Willys truck. The truck is located in Louisville, KY. This is a running and driving truck.”

 
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BAW BJ212 Available for 2021

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

Bill forwarded this article. Looking for a brand new, old school 4WD vehicle? Well, look no further than this Chinese/Russian BAW BJ212. Of course, while you may be able to buy it brand new, getting it to the states (or elsewhere) might be a challenge.

https://www.motor1.com/news/556070/baw-bj212-china-video/

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Year? CJ-3A APU Robertsdale, AL $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Darron spotted this APU jeep for sale. It still has the dash gauges.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1095410271291496

“1946 Willys Navy Jeep no engine but rest of drivetrain there, has been used as yard art and started to build rat rod at one time.”

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1961 Wagon Left to Rot, Now Runs

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill spotted this short article about a wagon seemingly left to rot that was restarted.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1961-willys-jeep-was-left-to-rot-in-the-woods-takes-first-drive-in-30-years-177018.html#agal_1

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Jeep Sales and Service Sign Hamilton, MT $4000

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

It lacks a back panel, but otherwise looks good.

https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/atd/d/grantsdale-rare-old-jeep-sign/7421635365.html

“This is a super hard to find Lightup Jeep sign from the late 50s. It also has Authorized Willys Dealer on it! Lites up and has no cracks or fading to the lens. The back was broken and removed some time ago. Has the original hanging bracket and all original electronics. Been stored indoors for the last 50 years! This sign is aprox. 3ft x 4ft w/o the arms”

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Custom Electric Jeep Mesa, AZ $2000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Thanks to Joe-in-Mesa for sharing this ad. This electric jeep was custom made by co-workers of the seller years ago. This price is “a couple grand” which I interpreted as $2000. Contact Steve Henry via email for more info Steve @ slhenryservice.com (remove the spaces from around the @).

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1960 CJ-3B Acworth, GA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This was a former military jeep with a rear PTO and gearbox.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1102798373810233

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“Say hello to a wonderful weekender! This 1960 Willys CJ-3B is a great pick whether you’re looking for an easy restoration project or are just looking for something that’s ready to hit the road and turn heads as is.
– Used at Naval Air Station Jacksonville or Naval Air Station Cecil Field – Replaced fuel, brake systems, & engine tune up in 2019
– All drivetrain components healthy, including (rare) PTO – All drivetrain fluids changed least year
– All lights and blinkers fully functioning
– Rare option cabin heater works!
– Minimal surface rust, no through-holes. Frame is solid Upfront Issue Continue reading

 
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1963 FC-150 Lagrange, IN $12,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181277734182633

“1963 jeep fc 150. Runs drives and stops. Has rust in the cab corners. It does have an oil leak. Not interested in trades. Title in hand. Located in Northern Indiana.”

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1957 FC-170 Scranton, PA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/910772296525609

“1957 jeep FC 170. 3 speed manual. 4×4. Runs good”

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1971 Scamp? Buffalo, NY $6000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/18/2021) This may have been built from a SCAMP, rather than a VEEP, kit based on the grille setup. It looks in great shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/219877730243109

“1971 VW “VEEP” Willys style Jeep Volkswagen kit car.”

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1955? M-38A1 Jewett, IL $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This may be worth a look. Listed as a ’55, it looks more like a ’52 or early ’53.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/909645529966496

“1955 Military M38A1 24v new wiring harness and other items plus manuals”

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3 Jeeps & 1 Fiberglass Tub North Aurora, IL $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

It appears all three jeeps and the tub are included in the price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4273870222721497

“3 jeeps 1 glass tub extra motors.2 titles”

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Year? CJ-2A? Colfax, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $2900.

This includes a plow, a Sears(Meyers) half cab, Warn hubs, and a bed extender. Hopefully, it isn’t too rusty.

“1942 Willys Jeep, small block chevy engine V8, automatic transmission, hardtop with doors, rare factory rear P.T.O. doesn’t run, needs restoring, automatic transmission, original paint, no rust, project jeep. ”

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1949? Custom Jeep SC $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

This custom project looks like a fair price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337913754404695

“49 willys rock crawler project needs motor runs but has knock no title off-road use only. I was going to put a k5 drivetrain in it but I’ve lost interest”

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1977 DJ-5 Barnwell, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Runs and drives.

“1977 Jeep DJ5. Right hand drive. Old mail carrier Jeep. 2WD. Automatic. 4 cylinder. Runs and drives. I do have the doors as well. No title. Located in Barnwell, SC”

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