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1946 CJ-2A w/ MB Body Willits, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/11/2021) The body looks in good shape (repro?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/441402666965397

“1946 Cj2a project. New MB body, hood, fenders, grill and windscreen frame. It have an f head engine rather than the L head. Ran when we took the old body off. The tub is manufactured to fit over the T-90 transmission on the 2a”

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Happy Father’s Day!

• CATEGORIES: Features

Just this one update today. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there! Since all my kids are far from me, I’ll be spending the day working on the shop and maybe even working on the racer a little bit.

Speaking of father (or minister or pastor), yesterday I received my official documents from the Universal Life Church. I now have the rather dubious and dangerous authority to marry people. I’m bonafide!!

My wife’s son will be getting married in August and they asked me to officiate, so now I’m an official officiate. I get to check off another life experience 🙂

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Jesse and Andrea to Retire the Annual FC Roundup

• CATEGORIES: Features

All good things must end and the FC Roundup is no exception. Sadly, Craig announced yesterday that Jesse and Andrea have decided to retire from hosting the Roundup.

The FC Roundup was always a super way (for us) to start the ‘jeep’ year. It was a great reason to head south for warmer environs. Always generous hosts, they always made us feel welcome, as did everyone who attended. Not only did we always have a great time down there, but we also used it as a springboard to travel east, west, north, and south.

So, to the Ybarra’s we say thanks for all your efforts over the years! We wish you the best in the future!

These pics are from 2013 (see many more pics from over the years at the FC Connection):

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1945 “Front Line Newspaper” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Major Frank Owen, publisher of SEAC, The 14th Army’s Newspaper,” narrates this video showing how they attempt to distribute a newspaper to the 14th Army. One shot shows a jeep mobbed with soldiers looking for a copy of the paper.

“Title reads: “Front Line Newspaper. Exclusive Commentary by Major Frank Owen, publisher of SEAC. The 14th Army’s Newspaper”.

Burma (Myanmar) and Calcutta, India.

Various shots of soldiers and mules advancing through mud in the jungle of Burma. Various shots of men firing shells. Various M/Ss of British soldiers in jungle seated around fire drinking tea. They look tired and dirty, flies buzz around them.

Various shots of editorial office of the SEAC (South-Eastern Asia Command) newspaper, including C/Us of Owen and Len Jackson, sailor in Royal Navy and editor of the paper. C/U of female typist at work on Remington typewriter. Various C/Us of Photostat copies of overseas edition of News Chronicle, Daily Mirror, Cardiff Times and Belfast Telegraph. C/U of Owen on telephone.

C/U of man looking at photos. Various shots of Indian men casting the moulds for the SEAC newspaper. Various shots of SEAC newspapers coming off printing press. Various shots of Indian men sorting and addressing newspapers.

Various shots aeroplane landing on runway. Various shots of newspapers and mail being unloaded from aeroplane and onto a jeep. The jeep arrives at army camp. There is a big scramble as soldiers clamber onto jeep to get newspapers. C/U of British soldiers looking at cartoon strip ‘Jane’ in paper. M/S of patients receiving newspapers in Burma military hospital. Various shots of newspapers being dropped by parachute to soldiers on front line. Good C/Us of soldiers reading papers.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A York, PA $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Listed as a 1944, it appears to be a 1947 based on the serial number. This CJ-2A is being sold by a dealer.

https://york.craigslist.org/ctd/d/york-1944-willys-cj-2a/7338121236.html

“For sale is a 1944 Willys CJ2A , 4×4 . This Willys is 4 cylinder , flat head , and 3 speed manual transmission . This is a nice vintage vehicle , and it does run well . The miles are exempt on the title . This Willys has a Meyer snow plow . The vehicle is tan with a brown interior . The price is $5900”

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1958 Wagon Farmington, ME $8000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This may be worth a look. The pics aren’t the best.

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/west-farmington-1951-willys-overland/7334379362.html

“1951 Willys Overland Station Wagon.
Completely restored.
3 spd, 2wd with overdrive
Phone calls only”

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1954 M-38A1 Charlotte, VT $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1954-army-m38a1-jeep/7337844102.html

“Beautifully restored 1954 Army M38A1 Jeep. Ready for inspection.”

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1957 CJ-3B York, PA $4900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This doesn’t run at the moment.

https://york.craigslist.org/ctd/d/york-1957-willys-cj-3b/7338132337.html

“For sale is a 1957 Willys CJ 3B . This Willys has a 8 cylinder , small block Chevy engine , 2 bbl carb , and 3 speed manual transmission , 4×4 . The factory 4 cylinder was replaced by a Chevy V8 years ago . The miles are exempt on the title . This Willys is a project . The engine will run , the vehicle moves , the brakes are bad . This Willys is blue with a black interior . The price is $4900.00 plus tax , title , and applicable fees . We are a used car dealer . Call today for more information !”

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1953 CJ-3B Center Barnstead, NH $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Drain holes have been covered/removed.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/center-barnstead-1953-willys/7337924083.html

“This 1953 willys jeep is in good condition also comes with hood working plow jeep was restored 10years ago and is stored in a barn when not used it’s not driven in wi nter salty roads it’s been a toy for the family for years anyone interested in this American made 4×4 call John”

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1946 CJ-2A Wahpeton, MN $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The pics are the best, but no obvious rust.

https://stcloud.craigslist.org/clt/d/campbell-1946-willys-jeep-cj2a/7334751345.html

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A: 4X4, Hi/LO Tranny, Fully Restored, New Gas Tank, Fuel Pump, Carb, New Planed Head, Tufted Seats, Roll Bar, Soft Top, Spare Gas Tank and Carrier, Chrome Spokes, Newer Tires, Toll Bar, Original Horn Works! Heater, Radio, Newer Paint, New Battery, Runs like a Kitten, 2nd Owner 53 years, Driven in Many Parades. No Tire Kickers,”

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Year? M-38 New Britain, CT $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It’s hard to see how much floor rust is here.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/d/new-britain-1950s-m38-jeep/7334523808.html

“Hi I have a 1950s Jeep M38. It needs to be fully restore, body needs work some rust as seen on the pictures. I don’t have the time to fix it. Serious seller, please don’t waste my time with stupid ?”

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1946 Bantam T3-C Trailer Hudson Valley, NY $450

• CATEGORIES: trailer

The rims make this worth a look.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/tro/d/jefferson-valley-willys-bantam-t3-jeep/7332277472.html

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“This is a 1946 BantamT3-C trailer sold through Willys Jeep dealerships.
The good; Original combat rims. They have been media blasted and powder coated.
Original VIN tag with proper Bantam ownership in my name.
The bad;
It is in very rough shape. It looks like someone moved it with a bulldozer.
This trailer needs a trailer to pick it up. IT IS NOT towable.

Best offers considered, but only in person.
Phone calls only, and not after 8pm. Mention this ad and I’ll return your call.
Text and emails will be ignored.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Rolling Chassis Hudson Valley, NY $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This lacks a powertrain.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/d/brewster-1948-willys-cj-2a/7337934661.html

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“This CJ-2a has a clean NYS transferable registration in my name
For sale is a 1948 CJ-2a. The frame is absolutely solid, you can take a hammer to any section

The body is somewhat rough on the outside but nothing huge. Small patches here and there

The inside cargo area is solid. Someone added 1/8″ plate to the wheel wells and floor
The front might need floor pans but they could be saved

The rear end is a CENTER dana 44 from a 1973 CJ-5, rare and desirable. Will also come with a torn down dana 30 from same Jeep

There is current no engine or transmission. The engine mounts were cut off and it was going to get a chevy 350 installed but plans have changed
Comes with 5 white wagon wheels 5×5.5 pattern”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Warner, NH $7600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/18/2019) It has an unusual bikini top.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/warner-1948-jeep-willys-cj2a/7336236929.html

“1948 jeep willys cj2a for sale. “Go devil” 4 cylinder t90 3 speed trans and d18 twin stick transfer case. Runs and drives. 90% original and restored. 12 volt conversion. $7600 or possible trade for wrangler with solid frame and fuel injection.”

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1946 CJ-2A Body/Chassis Westfield, MA $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Maybe someone can use this.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/d/westfield-1946-willys-cj/7337304959.html

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“1946 Willys CJ for sale. Body is from a 2A but the windshield is off of a 3A. Body is currently separated from the frame. Frame is in good shape. Body could use some TLC.

Also have F+R Dana 44 off of a late 70’s CJ with disc brakes up front. Will sell them separately or as a package

Jeep – $800
Axles – $300
Pair – $1,000”

 
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Year? CJ-3A? Houston, TX Price?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

This jeep is listed at $18,500, but I prefer to think that is either a 1) mistake or 2) random price. It’s listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, but lacking top bow brackets and sporting a 3A windshield, could be a CJ-3A.

https://houston.craigslist.org/for/d/houston-jeep-willys-cj/7337417437.html

“1947 Jeep Willys, CJ 2A, CJ2
NOT RUNNING
motor has been pulled to rebuild and comes with the Jeep (in back). I’m moving and need to let it go.
little rust, as this Jeep spent most of its years in West Texas
Has not run in 10+ years. Motor pulled last summer. All parts come with Jeep.”

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1957 FC-170 Burlington, VT $1500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/08/2021) Not sure how much value is here.

https://oneonta.craigslist.org/cto/d/west-burlington-1957-jeep-fc-170/7332536315.html

“This 1957 Jeep FC-170 (as is) for parts or restoration. No paperwork – No Title. 6 Cylinder, Standard Shift. $1500 of Best Offer.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lyman, NH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2020) Needs work.

https://nh.craigslist.org/bar/d/lisbon-1947-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7337241214.html

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“Have a 1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2A
This is a Running off road vehicle
4-cyclender
Three speed on the floor
4X4 works fine

Body in Good shape with little to NO rust
Black spoke rims
Tires are in fair shape
This Jeep is and off read vehicle project still in the making
Have lot’s of new parts
Will not respond to more information unless a phone number is attached to e-mail

Serious inquiry only – $6,500.00

 
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1952 CJ-3A Hurst, TX $3900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/30/2021) The back of this is a bit rough.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/ctd/d/hurst-1952-jeep-willys-overland-cj-3a/7336026754.html

“RARE 1952 Willys Overland CJ-3A (Truck?)
Was $7,900.00 NOW $4,900.00 O.B.O.! Serious inquiries only!!
Selling for a Friend whose has owned it since 2007.
New Tires
New Fuel Tank
New Radiator
Seems to have both good and bad things going for it. Please look at all of the pictures. I have more information if needed.”

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1942? MB? Port Orchard, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

Hey, it runs! So much to look at here …

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/991011251697589

“42 Willys, many mods to the body, very cool rig, runs like a top, needs brake work and some love.”

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1951 Article Introducing the Hy-Rail Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

On November 18, 1951, the Times (Shreveport, LA) welcomed the new Hy-Rail Jeep Wagon to the Kansas City Souther-Louisiana and Arkansas railroad. The article provides quite a few details on the vehicle and how it operates.

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As this September 26, 1952, article in the Courier Journal (Louisville, KY) points out, by the autumn of 1952 there were 35 Hy-Rail jeeps operating on 21 railroads throughout the US.

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1952 Article and Photo of Railroad Jeep Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: In late September and early October of 1952, the press photo at bottom, along with the caption seen in the newspaper clipping below, appeared in newspapers across the country. However, I could not locate any associated story. There’s no mention of it being a Hy-Rail.

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Originally Posted November 30, 2017: Given the article above, the date of the photo below was either misread as 1953 or was a reprinted photo for 1953. The original photo was taken at least by September of 1952.

“1953 Press Photo L&N Railroad Vintage Jeep Rail & Road Vehicle. You are bidding on an original press photo of L&N Railroad Vintage Jeep Rail & Road Vehicle. Photo measures 8 x 10 inches and is dated 5/4/1953.”

View all the information on eBay

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This same photo of a Hy-Rail also appeared in Mechanix Illustrated, February 1953, p.93.

 
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1962 Article On FC-170 as Hy-Rail

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Here’s an article introducing the rail FC Jeep to the Green Bay, Wisconsin, community. This November 17, 1962, article appeared in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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5ft x 7ft Print Introducing the Jeep to Mexico @ Auction

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This was up for auction last year in 2018 and 2019. Starting price dropped to $1600 with the auction scheduled for Friday, June 18th (Today).

I’m surprised to see no bow holders. Looks like the dash plate in a long, single one, and I see no column shift. I’d say this was a mid 1946 or later photo.

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/lot_0E841DDA64

Description: Hugo Brehme (German/Mexican, 1882 – 1954). “Willys Jeep”. Super grand mammoth vintage silver gelatin print. c1945. Printed c1945. Photographer credit on verso. Two photographic sheets joined together and mounted. Fair to good condition; some staining and surface scuffs and scratches, most of which can be mitigated or eliminated with conservation. Frame size: 64 x 86 in. (1626 x 2184 mm). Image size: 60 1/2 x 81 1/2 in. (1537 x 2070 mm). A huge photograph, approximaely 5 feet high by 7 feet wide. An advertisement for Willys Jeep in Mexico. The sign next to the Jeep reads “New or old you can always rely on your Willys Jeep [Nuevo o viejo ud. siempre puede confiar en su jeep Willys]”. PLEASE NOTE this photograph is mounted on board and is very heavy”

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