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Year? CJ-3B Leicester, VT No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/23/2020) There’s a price listed of $2k on this later model 3B (1956-1963), but that’s just a placeholder. Seller says to ignore it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/881866092236891/

“I have somewhere between a 48-52 willys Jeep. I’d rather sell whole than people coming over to pick at it. Make me an offer. I can deliver for a little extra. NEVER MIND THE PRICE THATS LISTED”

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December 1960 Jeep News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures • TAGS: .

Instead of the usual eight pages, the 1960 issue of Jeep News is limited to four pages. Still, there’s some interesting information inside.

First, the front page article on the movie to-be-release movie “Pepe” described the forty-jeep-gala ballet filmed in Las Brisas as spectacular. I tried to find some clips from Pepe online, but have yet to see any. The CJ-3B page does a good job describing the Gala’s role, along with a few pics, in Pepe: https://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyPepe.html.

Second, on page three the article about the Hy-Rail FCs contains a noticeable goof. The title refers to the FCs as “FC-170″s, while the pics and text correctly show them as FC-150s.

Third, there’s a good photo of an FC-170 flatbed with a Mobile Drill mounted on it, the first example of an FC with a mobile drill that I’ve seen and the latest reference to the sale of a Mobile Drill.

Fourth, the article on the Fresno Four Wheel Drive Club underscores why so many jeeps continue to emerge from the Fresno/Clovis area. As of December 1960, the family-friendly jeep club had more than 350 members, likely making it the largest jeep club in the US. The club even had a newsletter, which at that time was edited by Mr. Otto Traeber and called “Four Wheeler”; sound familiar? This newsletter was also shared with other jeep clubs. One year and two months later, in February of 1962, a new vehicle magazine was introduced to the public, published out of Southern California: Four Wheeler Magazine.

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The FC-150 Mobile Cocktail Bar

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

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Craig shared the news that the FC-150 Mobile Cocktail Bar has been finished! You can view all the information and details on the build here: http://www.thefcconnection.com/fc-150_mobile_cocktail_bar.htmBelow are some highlights

This project began with a rusty FC-150 cab that was found in a field. It was paired with an equally rusty FC-150 bed. Coincidently, their colors matched pretty well. The owner decided it was not worth the money and time to repair the body and cab, so he went a different direction, creating a cocktail bar. Moreover, this contraption can travel as independent single units or be joined together and transported as a four-wheel rig thanks to some clever engineering!

The captions are from theFCConnection.

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Believe it or not this cab and bed came from two different vehicles. Most all of the body suffered from severe rust and would take quite a bit to repair. (The bed was found laying in a field)

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The idea here was to build a full scale bar that can be easily moved around inside a building and even moved outside for parties. The only real modification to the sheetmetal was the removal of the bed floor which was toast already.

Independent jigs were built under each body part so they can be separated for easy movement. The bartender can serve from inside of the bed with the floor removed and the custom tool box on the right side will make the perfect serving counter. The original look was preserved and all lights function to give it a completely opperational look.

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A receiver was also added to the front of the cab so it or the complete truck could be towed.

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Here we are with the tow hitch installed for easy transportation. The receiver tubes on the bed can be used as shown above OR the Tongue can be removed and the receivers used to join the bed to the cab.. 

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1950 French Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This French Army poster has a buy-it-now price of 136,50 Euros.

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“ORIGINAL FRENCH LITHOGRAPHY POSTER
ORIGINAL FRENCH VINTAGE POSTER IN LITHOGRAPH
LEARN A GOOD CAREER IN THE ARMY (1950)
Format : 60x77cm / size : 23×31 inches”

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Early Documented Post War Jeep Races

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

Doing some random searches, I learned that during the summer of 1946 several jeep races popped up across the country. One of them was very organized (#2), one was more of a performance (#1), one was impromptu (#4), and one provided no additional information (#3)

  1. On the night of June 1, 1946, in Ogden, Utah, jeep races and jeep-jumps-jeep events were planned by the local American Legion, along with other event. The jeep events were part of Lt. Dick Ryan’s traveling jeep rodeo, so I’d argue they were more of a performance than an organic race. (Ogden Standard-Examiner, June 1, 1946).
  2. A mid August 1946 five-mile jeep race for veterans was organized for the Plumas County Fair in California. Only standard jeeps and qualified WWII veterans could participate. Four jeeps were entered, with Clayt Joslin of Quincy  winning the event (As reported in the Feather River Bulletin August 22, 1946). First prize was $100, while second price was $50 (Indian Valley Record, Greenville, California, August 1, 1946).
  3. Around September 14, an impromptu jeep race was held at the West Tennessee District Fair. It was organized by folks were were driving jeeps that were servicing the race track for the fair (The Jackson Sun September 15, 1946).
  4. In October, jeep race(s) were held on October 04, 1946, at the Montana Youth Fair, in Kalispell, Montana. I could find no results or more information. (The Daily Inter Lake October 01, 1946, Kalispell, Montana)

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In unrelated news from 1953, this Yakima Ridgerunners photo hit some newspapers across the country. The example below was published in the June 24, 1953, issue of the Spokesman-Review, out of Spokane, Washington. Chet Thompson and Wally Klingele, both names synonymous with the early days of the Ridgerunners, are shown practice-racing for a July 4th event.

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Bantam BRC-60 Vac-U-Cast VS-105 Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

It is only $20 (includes shipping). This Vac-U-Cast VS-105 “Bantam Prototype 2” model tempted me. But then I spotted the “Bantam Prototype 1” Vac-U-Cast model jeep. I went with that instead.

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1963 FC-170 Indianapolis, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned for $17,500.

Blaine shared this Bring-A-Trailer auction for a nice looking FC-170. I love the old school washer bag hanging from the dash. I have an OEM foot actuated bag in Patterson, but don’t have pics at the moment; instead, here are pics of the Allstate washer bag that came with Patterson.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-jeep-fc-170/

“This 1963 Jeep FC-170 is finished in two-tone red and white over beige vinyl and is powered by a 226ci Super Hurricane inline-six paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The truck is equipped with a bed-mounted spare, a hydraulic plow frame, and a rear-mounted winch. The selling dealer acquired the truck in 2017, and service during their ownership included an oil change and replacement of the brake lines as well as the rear brake drums and hardware. This Kaiser-built Jeep Forward Control is now offered in Indiana with a clean Pennsylvania title.”

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1948 CJ-2A College Station, TX $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks in great shape.

https://collegestation.craigslist.org/cto/d/wellborn-1948-willys-jeep/7145449404.html

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“48′ Willys Jeep
Excellent Condition
Complete Canvas Top
Vehicle starts up and runs, gauges work
All fluids recently changed
Family owned since the late 60’s”

 
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1941 Chevrolet Tow Truck Lake Geneva, WI $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I know nothing about this model, but looks like a nicely updated rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2961284103967909/

“Sbc 350/350 trans.Edelbrock carb/intake.Rv cam.64 2wd C10 frame.Power disc up front,manual steering.Autometer gauges”

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1953 CJ-3B Newport, VT $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2020) This custom oddity could be worth a look. It might make a good restoration project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1597726797051226/

“Runs & drives great. 30 minutes on new motor. PTO…. Black tank is hydraulics, white tank for gas. Has gauges, etc… This is a one off, custom built by a car restoration company log splitter that was used for many years, then rebuilt & basically stored in the warehouse. Been started every year. This is a badass toy!!! I’ll dig it out from under the new clutter for the serious buyer”

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1974 CJ-6 Fort Worth, TX $8700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Has some mods.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/d/fort-worth-1974-cj6/7146231661.html

“1974 CJ6
Strong inline 6 with 3 speed transmission. Dana 30 front axle and dana 44 rear. Upgraded steering and Weber carburetor. Super lift suspension with heavy duty shackles. Rear tire swing bumper. New gauges with GPS speedometer. Full soft top with doors.
It’s a very smooth ride and a blast to drive. Feel free to message me with your questions.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fremont, IN $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a Pinto engine. Lacks cowl steps.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/608777199748167/

“1948 Willys with Pinto conversion. Great running vehicle, new battery and freshly serviced. New tires. Great restoration candidate, or great driver as is. $9000 / obo. ”

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Year? DJ-3A Killeen, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure it’s worth the price, but there could be some useful DJ-3A parts on this rig.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/d/harker-heights-antique-cars/7148508039.html

“Willys Jeep – $2,000”

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1946? Flattie Dayton, OH $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride, MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600.

(04/03/2020) It’s a mix of parts. Has MB body, CJ-3A windshield, and CJ-2A Grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2613265358949364/

“46 willys jeep all original 1800cash only”

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Willys Parts Charlotte, MI

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: Still some parts.

(04/16/2019) Seller has a variety of parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/562299270949891/

“Lots of 40’s, 50’s jeep willys parts, few sets of axles, transmissions, tcases, leaf springs, hoods, w/s frames. And more.. Located in Charlotte Michigan X posted Happy to provide any pics or info needed”

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August 1953 Article “Jeeps Goes International”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

I bought this August 1953 issue of Cars magazine for the jeep article, but it also has all kinds of interesting information in it. The article “The Jeep Goes International” by Evan Jones highlights how various companies in different countries were capitalizing on the demand for jeep vehicles by manufacturing jeep-like vehicles of their own. The story discusses the new Austin Champ, the Fiat Campagnola, the Land Rover, and the Delahaye V.I.R.

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Fabulous Tuckers Museum & Road Show

• CATEGORIES: Features

The jeep-related story in the August 1953 issue of Cars Magazine was interesting, but what really caught my eye was reading a letter-to-the-editor by someone named Nick Jenin. In his short note, he mentioned that he owned five Tucker Torpedo cars and operated a museum called “The Fabulous Tuckers” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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August 1953 issue of Cars Magazine. Nick Jenin’s letter-to-the-editor.

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January 23, 1953, in the Fort Lauderdale News

Jenin purchased a total of ten Tuckers between 1952 and 1957. Jenin loved his Tuckers, enough to operate a traveling Tucker show that was also called the “Fabulous Tuckers”. TheOldMotor.com website has some great vintage photos of the traveling road show.

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Photo Credit: http://www.tuckerclub.org/contact/

In 1959, Nick Jenin was interviewed by the Miami Herald:

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February 27, 1959, in The Miami Herald.

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February 1949 Ad “3 … Useful Farm Vehicles” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This “3 of American’s Most Useful Farm Vehicles” ad was published in Cappers Farmers Magazine in February of 1949.

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“DESCRIPTION:.. Original magazine ad from 1949. This taken from a magazine called Cappers Farmer so was directed toward the farm community. Shows various uses of the Jeep on the farm. A little bit of natural age tones —the item shown is the item you will receive–please look closely. The size is about 10 x 13.50″ ….”

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‘1962’ Sand Jeep Portland, MI $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Looks fun, but not much jeep left in this ‘jeep’.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1150370671979879/

“Willys, Jeep, 100% custom vehicle, may trade for classic vehicle of equal value. ”

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1954 M-38A1Fitswillam, NH $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/dudley-m38a1-1954/7145946820.html

“1954 M38A1 fully equipped. All original. Like new a time capsule. Included is a replica Browning Machine gun . fun machine”

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1983 DJ-5 New Portland, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Appears solid.

“2 wheel drive, drives on the right, 4 clyl. runs great just had a tune up 48K miles on it”

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Year? 6×6 Skowhegan, ME $2500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Not a jeep, but it runs and just seems, as described, like a beast!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/548128442564742/

“Runs and drives great runs on gas 6 wheel drive works great wench works but needs the pto shaft! It pulls like a beast and has low low and will crawl over anything! Needs some tires but that’s it! Have a v plow that will go on it for $600”

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1953 CJ-3B St. Agatha, ME $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Includes a new tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/252902129265580/

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ3b project. This project Willys includes a new reproduction all steel full body kit (worth over $3000 alone) This vehicle needs a complete restoration. Frame is in good condition with only surface rust. The engine does NOT run.”

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L-134 Andover, NH $525

• CATEGORIES: Engine

Seller notes that one cylinder might be low on compression.

https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/andover-1949-willys-jeep-l134-engine/7145976829.html

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“Selling a circa 1949 Willys Jeep L134 engine. Serial number on block looks like 3J31507. This came out of a 1949 CJ-3A so has the proper front plate with the mounting flange bent forward on the drivers side (to accommodate the fuel pump). Could be used in other models by swapping out the front plate (or making an adapter). It was a runner, but my recollection on the history was that one of the cylinders was low on compression and a fresher engine was swapped in it’s place. So expect that this engine needs a rebuild. But is NOT stuck, spins free.

I swapped a lot of the components over at the time to that fresher jeep engine so this is missing some of the external components such as the starter, generator, distributor, etc. I stored this engine inside, so was not sitting outside in the elements; it’s NOT rusty and crusty… It’s a great core to start a restoration with. Please study the photos as they form a part of the description. Stand not included, just the engine. Engine is located in Andover, NH.”

 
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1951 M-38 Glenview, IL $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some body rot.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2714167815473439/

“It is complete and needs a full tune up-batteries brakes some floor panels and wires to get going again. Engine runs. 24 volt”

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