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1946 CJ-2A Barnet, VT $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(07/15/2022) This has a later model frame (CJ-5?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2690178747781256

“1946 Willy run an drives fine 10000 obo in person with cash”

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1960 CJ-6 Beach Lake, PA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2022) The Meyer-branded hardtop is a little rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/449971443893608

“Up for sale is a 1960 ish jeep Cj6 solid frame and body. Needs alittle motor work and should run again like it did when it got Parked. This is a for sure survivor!! Project , woods buggy or for a collector to restore”

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1960 FC-170 Brackney, PA $4000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2022) Looks like a parts FC. No title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1231434234082817

“I’m selling my Jeep Fc 170. The engine does turn over and frame is in good shape. The body does need some work. I do have a few extra parts I’m willing to part with as well. In the middle of building a house and could use the money. Shoot me an offer. What you see is what you get. No title”

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1962 CJ-5 New Gloucester, ME $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/30/2022) It runs and has a plow.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1315745845923902

“1962 CJ5 with 4 cylinder F-Head. It has been in a storage building for the last 10-15 years. I have a 1963 just like it and I had originally planned on restoring this one to have two matching ones. Unfortunately I don’t see that ever happening with all my other hobbies I have. It really needs to have a brand new tub from 4wd.com put on it. Frame isnt too bad for the year. It does run. It does have a plow. Needs restoration, so no tire-kickers”

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1951 CJ-3A Greenfield Center, VT $1210

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1210.

(11/07/2022) Unclear if the floor is savable at all.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1298654657609780

“Old Willys jeep restorable four-wheel-drive needs work as is no papers has winch ”

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Jeep Article with Several Assertions

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

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Bill shared this article that includes several claims I hadn’t encountered. So, I figured I’d shared this to see what others thought:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-product-design-detail-that-only-engineers-will-notice/answer/Nelson-McKeeby

  1. “A little known fact is that most United States wheeled vehicles were designed to stack with only limited modification”?
    Was this an actual design goal or a nice to have? Maybe this assertion is true, but I have only see a few examples of stacked jeeps. I can’t imagine the front clip of the Jeep underneath could handle extended shipping in this manner (which, by extension, suggests to me that it was never really ‘designed’ to do this).
  2. “The size of the jeep was dictated by the railroad cars that would carry it”?
    Again, this design aspect is news to me. My understanding is that the design was a carryover from the Bantam design, which was a carryover from the Bantam vehicle size. The short wheelbase was excellent for a light weight design and maneuvarability. 
  3. “The mass of the jeep was dictated by the ability to stack up to four high”?
    Again, I am unfamiliar with this claim.
  4. “Nearly every part of a jeep is catalog ordered…. The basic army Jeep was the same from start too finish”?
    I guess the term “same” would need to be defined, as the basic WWII jeep went through mini alterations over its life.
  5. “Post WW2 when there was a massive shortfall in available farm equipment, there was a period of around seven years when Jeeps were pressed into service as farm equipment.”?
    ummm … they were designed, tested, and marketed as farm vehicles starting during war time.

Anyway, check out the article for other claims.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Race Jeep Rogers, MN $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

A fun old racer from the 1970s used in the Mint 400 and “Bonnie and Clyde 350”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1455813524911645

“Vintage Off Road Jeep Racer Built by John Witt early 1970’s Raced in the MINT 400 and the “Bonnie and Clyde 350” Bronco Frame Fiberglass Jeep 2A body Roll Cage Custom built Dana 44 axles with 5:88 gears Original Firestone “Baja Runner” race tires. NOT RUNNING – PROJECT Jeep 360 Motor with Torqueflight Auto Would make a great trail rider or restore because of race history-or as lawn sculpture. Stored in Rogers $1,700 Jim 6one2-28two-362one”

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1965 CJ-5 Medford, OR $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Frank is selling his 1965 CJ-5. Note the handy 120 volt power outlet bank. You can contact him directly at fsjr64 @ gmail.com (remove the spaces around the @)

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/153804/

“I am the third owner of this jeep. The jeep has a clear CA title. The jeep has a unique feature with the addition of a 120 volt power outlet bank run by a fan belt driven dedicated generator mounted above the regular 12 volt generator. The jeep runs well, the brakes master and wheel cylinders, brake shoes and brake lines have been replaced. The steering box has been rebuilt. The tires are weather checked but have good tread. Under dash instruments have been added and it has a CB radio installed by a previous owner. Body is in good shape and it has an older vinyl top with doors, but the rear door window/panel has shrunk, but still works with gaps between the rear of the sides zippers but attaches to the footman loop on the tailgate.”

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1959 CJ-5 Rochelle, IL $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This early, low-mileage CJ-5 looks solid, though it has a bit of damage on the rear driver side panel.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/417491586819274

“1959 Willys jeep. 12,000 original miles owned by the same family since new. Has a western snow plow and runs”

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Sears-Type Meyers Half Cab Scotts Valley, CA Free

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Dave saved this Sears/Allstate (likely) branded half cab from a neighbor. He has no use for it, so thought someone on ewillys might be able to use it. He is given it away, but don’t be shy about kicking him some coffee money as a thanks. Email is 45fordgpw @ gmail.

Dave wrote, “I was driving my GPW here in town a few months ago when a lady stopped me. She asked if I’d like to take from her a WW2 jeep hardtop. I took her up on the offer to view it, knowing such a thing didn’t exist. She lives over in Ben Lomond and was going to scrap it at the dump, so I rescued it from her. I know next to nothing about these post war hardtops, but figured you’d be a great person to contact. There are no data plate or markings that I can find.  It’s thin gauge but very well made. Half-tops, or pickup tops, we used to call these. Plexiglass is still in one door. I like the hooked stops welded inside the door to rest the glass in different open positions. It’s dirty, with peeling paint, but very salvageable.”

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1952 CJ-3A Roscommon, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

For some reason this is titled as a 1947. Note the huge wood bumper on the front.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/906132097433790

“1952 Willy’s Frankenjeep is looking for a new owner. Needs some TLC. Titled as a 1947. Tires good, new battery, master cylinder, fuse panel, and some front end parts. Runs and drives. Just had the oil changed this week. Comes with Princess Seat, electric winch and steel fuel can. 6,000 or best. If posted it is still available.”

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1942 GPW Minneapolis, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,500.

Has a Ford script body.

“If it’s up, it is available! No trades. Cash only! Serious inquiries only. Selling for a friend. 1942 Ford WW ll Wileys jeep. This is a very early model . Mostly original. Just had the fuel system gone through and electrical and brakes. Sat for a few years, running now”

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1960 DJ-3A Green Bay, WI $3300

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This runs and drives, but has plenty of rust. There is some parts value here at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/810850866794351

“Willys DJ Jeep,two wheel drive,in good shape for the year,runs and drives with a little coaxing. 3300 OBO.”

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1946 CJ-2A Somerset, KY $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Tom shared this militarized CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/542285170582502/

“1946 CJ2A Jeep- $18,000 Approximately 2k miles since restoration Completely restored Rebuilt engine New radiator- converted from 6v to 12v New vinyl top 5 new tires and rims New transfer case Rebuilt transmission Restored original braking system New brakes Custom prime and paint job 3 WW2 jerry cans WW2 helmets Pup tent Military first aid kit All new seats- front and back Comes with brand new gas tank Miscellaneous parts New windshield New hood Electric windshield wipers New wiring harness 6v”

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1948 CJ-2A Council Bluffs, IA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The seller describes this as a Pro Street jeep rather than a drag jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/628046495615902

“Custom built willys jeep, Pro street. ( not a drag car ,street car!) 350 Chevy engine .40 over aluminum heads. Tunnel ram , 450 Hollys ,2 speed transmission, manual shift. 12 bolt rear end. 4 link coil over rear suspension. Straight axle ,leaf springs up front. Manual steering and brakes . Custom paint. Slotted mags, new tires all the way around. Less then 200 miles on tires”

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Year? FC-150 Joliet, IL $800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $800. This has been for sale for a couple years.

(06/11/2019) A description is now provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/879056933259029

“1950s Jeep FC 150 Dump bed set up Been sitting for a while NO TITLE ASKING $800 call or text 815 690 7844”

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1956 Wagon Oakville, CT $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: price dropped to $7500.

(10/26/2022) Bill shared this older build.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/oakville-1956-willys-utility-wagon-4×4/7559190271.html

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“This is an old build that needs to be refreshed. Runs great, stops and yard drives. Last registered in 2008 in NY state.
Needs body and front floor rust repair. Main floor and frame are very good and solid.
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Year? Flattie Charlotte, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Unclear how much value is here. Looks like plenty of work left on this.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/398121915674300

“For sale 1950 willys gasser jeep one of a kind, 90% of tub has been replaced all new metal no rust! 2 ×3 rec tube frame all custom built, ladder bar coil over rear suspension 8.8 limited slip rear axle with 3.73 gears. Speedway motors gasser front suspension heavy duty 3/8″ wall front axle. Disc brakes front and rear. 15″×14″ centerline rear wheels with brand new Hoosier pro street 31″×18″ tires. 15″× 4″ centerline front wheels with brand new tires. 283c.i.d. small block chevy rebuilt with 500 miles on engine, 350 turbo Trans. Too many extra parts to list $6,000”

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1959 FC-150 Rockford, IL $24,500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/21/2022) This FC has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/740509430371932

“1959 Forward Control 150 on Astrovan chassis and engine. Really 950 miles. Shop Truck Gummows Busted Knuckle Garage”

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1949? CJ-2A Lincoln, NE $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still available.

(09/12/2022) Looks like the photos were taken of photos on a phone.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/583366723461277

“Willy’s jeep 2L head motor one stuck other one ran 2 thousand a fair price”

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1946 CJ-2A and 1943 MB Omaha, NE $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2022) Seller will sell either project individually for $3000/each or $5000 for both.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/pts/d/omaha-jeeps46-cj2a-and-43-willys-mb/7517099719.html

OR https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/768106541098875/

“Package deal…will sell separately……2 jeeps for sale..1st is a 1943 willys MB…2nd is a 1946 willys CJ2A..both are projects.
1943 MB has original tub, fenders and windshield, also has MB hood and grill, it sits on a cj2a frame and I do have a machine gun frame mount for that. Started cutting out part of the floor. Comes with lots of extra parts. Including engine and transmission. New tires also.
The 1946 cj2a is in fair shape also comes with extra parts, engine and transmission.
This is a package deal, however I will sell either one for 3000$”

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1946 CJ-2A Honey Creek, IA $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $900.

(05/14/2022) This has been updated with a V-8. The firewall has been cut. Value unclear.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/674134714063693

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“1946 Willy’s CJ-2A Jeep. Body is not in the best shape it will need some work. The firewall was cut out from previous owner due to the engine and transmission. Engine is a Chevy 283 not sure on the year, Engine does run. It is a PROJECT.”

 
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1946 Willys-Overland “GET A ‘JEEP'” Campaign

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE III: I just found an ad from the January 4, 1947, issue of Time Magazine that includes a “Get a ‘Jeep'” campaign. It’s on eBay.

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(April 09, 2019) UPDATE II: There was at least one GET A ‘JEEP’ mailer that was distributed to current and potential jeep owners. 

UPDATE: As Terry pointed out, the GET A ‘JEEP’ campaign was likely a play off of the popular phrase Get a horse, the popular cry that greeted almost every automobile which appeared on the roads during the early years of the automobile. A 1930 article from the Saturday Evening Post also highlights the use of this phrase.

Starting in January of 1946, Willy’s Overland introduced the GET A ‘JEEP’ phrase to their Collier’s and Saturday Evening Post full-page ad campaign.

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Examples of the GET A ‘JEEP’ campaign in the full page ads of the Saturday Evening Post.

The company also introduced a subtler GET A ‘JEEP’ magazine marketing strategy in the form of small cartoons.

So far,  I’ve only identified the publishing date of one cartoon, but I’m sure with time we can identify the others. As of a November 13, 1946, the cartoon ad campaign was still being used, but the December 14, 1946, full-page ad does not include that phrase.

  1. This GET A ‘JEEP’ ad appeared in the October 12, 1946, issue of Collier’s Magazine. Strangely, the only attribution is the “A product of WILLYS-OVERLAND MOTORS”. My conclusion is that this was a sneakier “ad” for the new jeep.

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2. This version of the ad was published in a 1946 magazine. The cartoon print is available on eBay.

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3. This one was found on Pinterest:

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4. I’d published this one a few years ago. It was being sold on eBay.

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5. This was posted on eBay for sale and labeled a 1946 ad:

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Cavalcade of Jeeps, II Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This keepsake brochure lacks any date, but I presume to be the second tour of jeeps around part of the country, probably in 1948. The brochure cover page shows a Mahl Loader attached to one jeep and a Blue Star hardtop on another jeep. I wonder if a similar brochure was made for the first Cavalcade.

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Bendix Willys Radio Service Manuals on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

I ran across one of these manuals, then a search led to other years of this brochure. Below is information from eBay on the 1961, 1963, 1965 and 1966 manuals:

1) 1961 This is a COPY of the Bendix Radio Service Manual for Willys Motors (but at least it shows the pages) (or there is this original version for much more):

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