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1952 M-38 Weiser, ID eBay

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UPDATE: Back on eBay

(06/10/2022) Bill shared this nice looking M-38 for auction. The starting bid is $12,000, but this appears to have a reserve price as well.

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“This 1952 Willys M38 Jeep was built for the Korean War (1950-53). It is correct as new – 24 volt system,
4-cylinder L134 engine, 3-speed transmission, 2-speed transfer case. Color is 24087, olive drab. The new canvas top and seat covers are by Beachwood Canvas. The five tires are 700x16s. It has a military waterproof ignition system. All components are new or rebuilt. As photos show, this jeep has a M1 rifle gun scabbard with a dummy M1 Grand rifle. Located in SW Idaho, 85 miles from Boise”

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1946 CJ-2A Ashby, MN $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(09/17/2022) Some Formula Desert Dog “X” Tires.

“1946 Willy’s cj2a has a 289 ford engine runs and drives 4×4 works $5500”

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1967 CJ-5 Seaside, OR $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/01/2022) Here’s a chance to take your significant other on a romantic trip to the coast and do some jeep shopping! This looks like a pretty bone stock CJ-5, though a sticker on the dash suggests it has a Spicer Power Lok differential (in the back?). It also comes with a winch and a Koenig hardtop. It does have a little floor rust.

“All original 67 CJ 5 with hard top. Original Dauntless v6 mileage with around 90k on it, runs smooth. Speedometer stopped working at 88k but it’s unlikely it’s been driven another 2k. Runs and drives really good for a 55 year old vehicle. Other parts to go with it $7000 firm”

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1951 M-38 Penngrove, CA $9000


The price may be a placeholder given this doesn’t run.

“Just got a new title for it runs great Have the windshield but it has no glass Not highway worthy so bring trailer New key New rad hose New fuel pump Shoot me an offer”

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1946 GPW? CJ-2A? Spokane, WA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/29/022) Still limited info.

“1946 Jeep Willez body. V8 80% finished kit. Remaining parts included. Great project.”

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1968 327 Engine Trans/TC Quincy, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

The 327 is supposed to be rebuilt.

“1968 Jeep AMC motor 327 ci rebuilt in crate and 1968 Jeep auto. Trans.and transfer case. For more info PM me and I will give you the contact number. If the post is up it’s available., will not answer to is this available.”

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1960 Austin Gypsy Bend, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/11/2022) This rare 4×4 runs and drives, but appears to have some rust.

“1960 Austin gypsy all original survivor 32k miles runs drives shifts through all the gears 4×4 works stops has most of the glass to go back into it has ultra rare full body hard top”

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1946? CJ-2A? Truckee, CA $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/14/2022) Originally a GPW, it’s unclear how much “GPW” is left. This does have an unusual dash, among other updates.

“It started life as a gpw. Has some cj2a parts on it. Has open knuckle 30 in the front. Arb locker. Buick 225. Sm420. New 33 inch dick cepeks.”

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1942 MB Petaluma, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/22/2022) Tom spotted this MB for sale. It has some updates.

“1942 willys jeep 52 willys f head 4 cylinder motor 3 speed transmission. Remanufactured body. 31″ bfg and American racing wheels.”

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Jeep-Herders: The Movie

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE IV: I won this original Jeep Herders Movie Poster on eBay the other day. It’s a 40″x27″ lobby poster. It came with a lobby card with a still shot from the movie. I plan to make a scan of it so I can get a digital copy printed for display:



UPDATE III: Brian left this comment: “Thanks to the work of Eric Steadman at the Serial Squadron, Planet Picture’s “Jeep-Herders” (1946) has been restored and can now be seen in its entirety for free on youtube. See link below:
You can also help support the preservation of serials by purchasing a DVD copy of the restored Jeep-Herders at the Serial Squadron website:

A quick look through the movie on youtube and one of the jeeps looks to be a Ford GP MT Tug (6×6). There’s also a Ford GP and what looks to be (based on the sides) the original Ford Pygmy.


Last update April 12, 2018 — UPDATE II: See some still shots from the filming that show a couple Ford GPs.

UPDATE: This post once contained information on the El Dorado Jeepherders jeep club and their association with the placer miner and his pan ornament. I have moved the that information to this link.



In 1945, Planet Pictures, a new venture founded by two stuntmen, produced it’s first movie: Jeep-Herders, a full-length movie shot in color on 16mm film. Planet PIctures’ goal was to produce movies that could bypass theaters for play in schools and churches, as 16mm projectors were very common at the time and much cheaper than the 35mm projectors. In addition, there was growing interest in 16mm for large audiences, as an industrial film on 16mm was shown to a crowd of 6000 in 1945. (click on this link and scroll down a page).

The plot of the movie was pretty pedestrian, “A wildcat oil outfit is seeking to take over the ranch belonging to Pop Martin and his son Bob and daughter Helen. Bob sends his ex-army pals a “stay-way” message, which brings them on the double. The WW II vets use their jeeps, first for a cattle roundup, and then to round up the gang of crooks, including the crooked family-lawyer Thatcher, brains of the gang.”


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Various Updates

• CATEGORIES: Features

As usual, it’s been a busy few weeks around here. By late October, the awesome warm fall weather began giving way to colder than normal temps, so we became incentivized to finish outdoor stuff up before the really cold weather hit.

I added landscaping rock around the bunkhouse, the north side of the shop, and around the newly moved propane tank (still need to add the fence boards around the tank). The best part of this landscaping rock is that it was free, as our neighbor had a bunch of left over rock he wasn’t going to use. That saved us about $1000.

The dirt areas on either side of the walkway will become grass, but we ran out of time to complete the prep on that (may have to wait until Spring).

All the water systems have been blown and heaters installed in a couple areas related to the water systems. We didn’t quite get to burying the pipes underground for the cow’s water trough, so I buried a hose, which should work for the winter. (we did get the booster water pump fixed; didn’t cost much, so that was good)

To save on some feed costs, we lined up some of our panels so the cows can access the entrance for the neighbor’s property to eat down his pasture grass. This also saves me from having to drop hay during this cold snap.

Now, suddenly we are about a week away from Thanksgiving. Time sure does fly!

As a reminder, this is how things looked before the walkways and landscaping:


Here are some current pictures:

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Wood Jeep and Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Andy shared this wood jeep and trailer he spotted on eBay. I liked the folk-art aspect and the size of it, so bought it. I’m sure it is a one-off creation of someones. Unfortunately, there are no markings.

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Fall 2022 Dispatcher Magazine is Here

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

The newest edition of the Dispatcher Magazine arrived in my mailbox yesterday. One article in particular caught my eye: Dan’s gauge restoration. I could have used this a few years ago! Thanks for that writeup Dan!

Also, note the classified ad at the end of the magazine: the San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour business is for sale (and has been for at least a little while).

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1971 CJ-5 Cottonwood, AZ $6500


Nothing fancy here, but looks solid with a PTO winch. It also has the V-6 badge.

“1971 Jeep CJ5 V6, MT Miscellaneous extra parts and manuals $6500 o.b.o.”

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1946 CJ-2A Belen, NM $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500. I am not sure how this can still be around for that price.

(Note: This was originally listed in Manchester, NH, for $7500 in 2021 (that ad is still live):


“1946 Jeep Willie runs and drives four-wheel-drive works as well will trade for endural motorcycle or side-by-side call”

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1947 CJ-2A Brownfield, TX $8800


It’s hard to see the floor condition.

“1947 jeep willy runs and drives”

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GPW & CJ-3A Taos, NM Make Offer


Both appear in rough condition. The listed price is $7000, but seller says make offer.

“Old Jeeps Army 1 other regular call me call or leave a message or text me if you want to see. Make me an offer.”

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1947 CJ-2A Cedaredge, CO $3500


It runs.

“1947 Willys 134 engine, new fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pump and rebuilt carburetor. Engine sounds really good doesn’t smoke. Needs some adjustments to the carb (not my expertise). Seats reupholstered. Brakes work. Clutch is worn completely out and makes a lot of noise so will need hauled. Tires are old. Great start to a cool project. What you see is what you get! Clean title.”

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CJ-2A? & CJ-3A? Lehi, UT $2500


My guess based solely on windshields is that one is a 2A and one a 3A. Unclear where the 1957 and 1958 dates originate, unless the chassis of each is later.


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Mud/Drag Flattie Dalhart, TX $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Sounds like it has been lightly used.

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“1968 Chrysler 440 engine, 30 over New balance rotating assembly Forged pistons Rebuilt heads, double spring valves Baffled oil pan, extra capacity (rare) Milidon oil pump, pressure to block, return back to pan Cam 4400 low end, 7200 high end Holly 1350 CFM carburetor Nitrous 300 shot fogger system MSD 6 AL ignition High RPM Power steering pump 2 magna flow fuel pumps 4 wide five wheel adapters Mud hog cut tires on front 35” Bigger digger paddles rear 35” 5.89 gears on front and rear SCS gearbox (transfer case) 3 speed 727 transmission, reverse shift pattern Fiberglass jeep racing body Both engine and transmission rebuilt in 2016, only has a total of eight passes in four events, two of those were nitrous. Worked very well, asking $15,000 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A Meeker, CO $2900


This was being sold as part of an estate. Unclear if it is still available.

“1946 Jeep Willys NOT A WRANGLER! unknown mileage turns over but doesn’t start. In order to start it needs to have the fuel tank cleaned, fuel system flushed and new fuel filter to have it running. Stored in a shed for the last 30 plus years. Selling in an estate sale, must sell no trades.Clean title in hand”

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1946 CJ-2A Florence, CO $3000


Needs lots of work.

“1946 Willys CJ2A. Needs restoration. I planned to restore this myself, but don’t have the time. Title in hand. Asking $3000.”

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1949 CJ-3A Alma, CO $3600


Doesn’t currently run.

“Picked up this Willys jeep as a project but I haven’t had time for it in the last year, and I could use the garage space before winter. Everything is in good mechanical condition but is not currently running. It has all the original ID tags riveted on the body. The jeep has the original seats, and a new gas tank installed. Please let me know if you have any questions. Might be interested in trades. ”

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1951 CJ-3A Clifton, CO $4500


Lots of mods. This may have a DJ-3A body.

“1951 Jeep Willys cj3a flat fender. Was running back in 2004. Has a 383 stroker motor. Power steering. Four speed manual t18 transmission. Dana 18 transfer case. Overdrive unit also installed. $4500. OBO located in Grand Junction Colorado. Will not ship”

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1975 CJ-5 Tooele, UT $3000


Has turbine rims and runs. Looks like it could use some body patches.

“Runs good,new tires, nice soft top, 3000 obo Message with any questions”

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