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1952 Austin Champ San Jose, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Maybe it has some parts value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/786898508470675/

“Awesome piece of history, 80% of the parts are there. Missing the rear end. Has the 4 cylinder original Rolls Royce engine fully intact. Great find for someone looking to restore one of these. It is a lien sale and will come with paperwork. Located near the San Jose Airport”

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1947 CJ-2A Newcastle, WY $1250

• CATEGORIES: News

No engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/444017286471883/

“No motor. Has title. Transmission and transfer case are not locked up”

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1942 MB Montrose, CA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available

The serial number is listed as #GPA8424, which is strange given it does not look like a GPA nor a GPW. However, the dash plate indicates the serial number is 198360, which puts it as a very late 1942 MB.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2176969789262986/

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“A mountain of a man sat to my left, a cheerful grin spread across his face and both of his ‘bear paws’ gripped the steering wheel as we drove though a misty beach town. Bundled up from head to toe and wrapped in 1000 blankets, my siblings and I loved this special time with our Grandpa.
Continue reading

 
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Year? CJ-2A Rock Springs, WY No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I think that’s a Koenig half cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1367846533425120/

“Willys jeep flat bed p/u project”

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Koenig? Hardtop Scotts Bluff, NE $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Will need some work. I believe the angled rear suggests this is a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3009762785753407/

“Fixable jeep steel cab came off a 48cj3 have pass side glass also”

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1954? Custom Flattie Bartlesville, OK $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This is one odd duck.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/bar/d/bartlesville-1954-willys-jeep/7107836561.html

“1954 Willys Jeep, has chopped 1982 Chevy Luv 4×4 frame, engine,
trans, etc, runs pretty good, drives down the road, 4 linked rear, crappy tires hold air, 4×4 seems to work ok, has new windshield glass and battery, fresh oil. NO TITLE, I was just building me a toy, $3000, may take weapons on partial trades”

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1951 CJ-3A Riverton, WY $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available?

(11/23/2019) This is a 3A with a 2A tub. It’s listed as a 1945.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/942915056084178/

“1945 Jeep. Have title in hand”

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Bantam BRC-40 Photo

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

This photo of a Bantam BRC-40 advertising for the Butler County, Pennsylvania, war chest is undated. It was posted to Facebook by the Butlers Standard Eight, a group the preserves early vehicle related information pertaining to Butler County.

https://www.facebook.com/ButlersStandardEight/photos/a.235857016453226/3119845178054381/?type=3&theater

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WWII Photo At the Willys-Overland Factory

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This WWII photo of the Willys-Overland Factory was shared with me by a couple different folks and was being shared on Facebook. Jerry Huber remembers driving on that wooden platform seen in the upper left of the photo.

Jerry wrote, “It was basically a wooden ramp supported with steel that ran from ground level to the roof of the 5 story structure of the main building complex. There are some pics of the MB’s parked on the roof that are also pretty cool. I usually drove that ramp daily when I was at the Plant and often parked up there. Going up and down that ramp was truly like being in a “time tunnel”.”

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1946 Patent(s) For a Body Extension

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: In 2019 I posted a patent filed in September 28, 1946, for a “body attachment”. Yesterday, on an unrelated search, I discovered the names of the same parties, under a different lawyer, related to a patent filed a month earlier (August 12, 1946)  for a “body extension” for a jeep. The second patent is more detailed (seen at bottom) than the early one. Both were approved on the same date: June 5, 1951. See most of the body extensions produced over the years in this post

Filed August 12, 1946:

Attorney Roy Whittington assigned half this patent to William Isler and half, jointly, to Julius Negin and Ludwig Gaspar, the two who also filed the patent at bottom. The whys are likely lost to history.

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PATENT DESCRIPTION: June 5, 1951 R. D. WHITTINGTON BODY EXTENSION FOR MOTOR VEHICLES Filed Aug. 12, 1946 A TTORNEY.

Patented June 5, 1951 BODY EXTENSION FOR MOTOR VEHICLES Roy D. Whittington, Belton, M0., assignor of onehalf to William Isler and one-half to Julius A. -Negin and Ludwig J. Gaspar, J r., jointly, all of Cleveland, Ohio Application August 12, 1946, Serial No. 690,019 3 Claims. (01. 296-28) The present invention relates to vehicle-construction, and particularly to commercial vehicles such as trucks and the like, and aims to provide a practical form of extension for the body portion of such vehicles.

The invention has special reference tothe commercial type of motor vehicles such as have been known generally as jeeps in the army service, and which has a body of limited proportions and some forms of which have .an endgate at the rear end of the body. 7

Accordingly an object of the invention is to provide an extension of the body structure of this type of vehiclein the form of an accessory unit which is adapted to be mounted in the manner of a replacement for the endgate of the .vehiclebody and to receive said engate as a supplemental attachment serving the endgate function for said accessory unit….

Patent filed September 28, 1946:

I can only guess that this design was used by Newgren, as I *think* it was the only firm that built a collapsable body extension. The only thing is that Newgren had double supports, while the patent only shows a single support underneath.

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PATENT DESCRIPTION: ATTORNEY Patented June 5, 1951 BODY ATTACHMENT FOR JEEPS Julius A. Negin, East Cleveland, and Ludwig J.

Gaspar, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, assignors of onehalf to William Isler, Cleveland, Ohio Application September 28, 1946, Serial No. 700,006

11 Claims. 1

This invention relates, as indicated, to body attachments for vehicles of the type known as Jeeps.

As is well known, this type of vehicle, which was developed and extensively used during World War II, is coming into general usage for commercial purposes, but its use for such purposes is somewhat limited on account of its body shape and dimensions.

Another factor which has inhibited the use of this type of vehicle for commercial purposes is the fact that the spare tire or spare wheel of the vehicle is conventionally carried at the side of and adjacent the rear end of the body of the vehicle, in which position, it is so remote from the plane defined by the wheels of the vehicle as to constitute a hazard, particularly when attempting to park the vehicle in city streets.

The present invention has as its primary object the provision of an attachment or extension for the body of a vehicle of this type, which attachment or extension materially increases the carrying capacity of the vehicle. Continue reading

 
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1956 Blackhawk Jeep Jack

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This brochure originally appeared on eBay in 2013. This image recently popped up on Facebook along side an actual Jack. So, I’ve included that image with this 1956 Brochure:

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“Year: 1956
Type: Original Print Ad
Grade: Very Fine ++
Authentication: Dual Certificates
Image: Two-Color
Approximate Size (inches): 7.75 x 11
Approximate Size (cm): 20 x 28
Description and Condition
This is an original 1956 two-color print ad for the Jeep-Jack, from the Blackhawk Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 
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1964 CJ-3B Dually Virginia Beach, VA $29,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

Nice looking restoration. It has a few cool extras (Hickey winch and ventilating windshield). My only quibble is that I wish the rear dually fenders were rounded rather than angled.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/virginia-beach-1964-jeep-cj3b-dually/7104149506.html

“Complete frame off restoration, Advanced adapters chain clutch, dual master cylinder breaks, PTO, Twin stick, complete original style canvas custom top, original paint color, rate ventilated windshield Everything on this jeep has been redone. Did I mention it was a Dually? Only 500 miles since compete rebuild. Rare Hickey side winder winch with remote and original controller,”

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1949 Jeepster Keller, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/keller-1949-willys-overland-jeepster/7108994653.html

“Phaeton VJ-3. This was an open air convertible with soft top and removable side curtains. It is one of only 2960 built and is powered by a rebuit L-head 4 cylinder 3 speed engine with overdrive. It has been restored to its original look. The tan convertible top is in excellent condition. The vehicle runs and drives fantastic and it is in outstanding condition.”

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1947 CJ-2A Whitewright, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few mods. Seems worth a look.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/d/tom-bean-47-willys-jeep/7104149936.html

“47 Willys Army Jeep. Blue in color. Like new tires, no dents or rust. Runs. Low mileage. Needs drivers seat. Kept in shop. BOS.”

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1944 Willys Trailer Madison, WI $1200

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Appears to be a good price.

https://madison.craigslist.org/tro/d/waunakee-willys-1944-trailer/7106184774.html

“Restored 1944 Willy Trailer. Receiver, spare tire, and cover included.”

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1946 CJ-2A Republic, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Update: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This has some Cutlas Bulldog hubs. I didn’t recognize them at first with the green paint.

“Runs great,brand new tires all around, bring trailer has bad wheel cylinder leak,trades considering older antique classic cars or trucks older than 1970 projects I have paperwork for clear title”

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Plow & Hardtop From CJ-3B Goffstown, NH $400/Each

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Both items are $400.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/goffstown-55-willies-jeep-parts/7106985639.html

“Plow Rig
Cab with doors and windows
55 CJ3B
400$ EACH”

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1948 CJ-2A Brunswick, GA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This appears to have a set of later model Free-Lock hubs.

View all the information on eBay

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Year? CJ-2A “Lefty” Tijeras, NM $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.

(12/04/2019) Has a later model 2A grille. Has an f-head, not an MB engine.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/tijeras-older-willys-jeep/7103098055.html

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“Calls only no text.
I have an older Willy’s jeep I believe it a 1946 cj2a .
It is pretty much all there.
The motor came out of the mb 3a I think.
I took it in trade and don’t have a title for it . It was on a ranch and was the grandfather’s jeep but they had no idea where the title was.
It did run but hasn’t been started in some time.
If your interested in it as is the asking price is 1800. Obo”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Beatrice, NE $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This looks like a great price. P# is in the ad.

https://lincoln.craigslist.org/atq/d/beatrice-1954-cj3b-jeep/7102951671.html

“1954 Jeep, runs great newer tires”

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January 1942 Article From Scientific American “Meet the Jeep”

UPDATE: Don makes some good points in his comment below as to why there might not be any MBs pictured.

The January 1942 issue of Scientific American included an article titled “Meet the Jeep”, one I’ve been waiting about 7 years to snag. For some reason, though MBs were already being produced, no images of the MB were included. Instead, the first image shows a Ford GP. The second photo shows a Bantam BRC-40 T2E1.

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1958 & 1960 Cutlas Power-Lock Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: The bottom brochure examples show a brochure from 1958, probably Cutlas’ first one. You’ll note that the brochure (and the hub itself) was branded “Power-Lock”. However, the 1960 brochure (shown just below this text) lacks any “Power-Lock”branding. Perhaps someone else knows why, but I can find no reason why. Maybe there was some concern about whether the patent would be awarded? (It wasn’t awarded until 1962). 

1960 Cutlas Hub Brochure:

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Originally posted Feb of 2019:

This Power-Lock was the first hub patented (1958), copyrighted (1958), and sold under the Cutlas brand. As I mention in my Free-Lock article, for reasons unknown, the president of Free-Lock became the president of Cutlas. Even more curious, the last two model of Free-Lock hubs were WL-57 and WL-58.

And, what was the Initial model of the first Cutlas hub you ask? That would be WL-6, shown below (1958 Cutlas Hub Brochure):

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Warn Overdrive Catalog from the late 1960s (?)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Books, Features, OD Saturn/Warn

UPDATE: This was originally posted in 2012, but it’s worth a repost.

Dad never had an overdrive in his jeep, but did have this catalog (No. 1842). I suspect he built a few of these for Al Carroll.

I’ve attached a few random pictures below, but the PDF link includes all the pages and is downloadable to your computer.

http://www.ewillys.com/pdf/Warn-Overdrive-Parts-Catalog.pdf

 
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1941 MB Slattie Murrells Inlet, SC $18,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Includes the trailer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/263840257947248/

“1941 WILLYS Mb serial number 101558 with bantam mbt trailer. Runs and drives. Has your common leaks. Fairly complete has some rust in front floor boards. Could use a brake overhaul. Comes with a bantam trailer. Brand new canvas top,windshield cover, headlight covers, and trailer cover from beachwood canvas”

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Year? CJ-2A/CJ-3B Santa Maria, CA $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

It’s a custom creation from multiple CJs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/507098946554278/

“1949 CJ2A frame and running gear, brakes have been upgraded to the larger Ford drum brakes, original 3 speed with overdrive. The tub is an aftermarket CJ3B. The engine is a Buick Odd Fire V6. Has an electric fan, custom tire carrier and rear bumper, Jeep has been rewired, and has dual gas tanks. Comes with a soft top, hard top and bikini top.. Has some rust over rear tires and in tool box under passenger seat . Mileage is unknown Clear title. Jeep is in Santa Maria, California.”

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