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Misc Willys-Overland Parts

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Steve spotted these Willys parts for sale. Neither of us had seen the Willys-Overland tubes. The parts are located in Canada.

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“A few parts in original boxes. 2 Inlet Valves and 1 Exhaust. 1 Bell crank and 2 hoses and 3 lug nuts. Sold as is. Item is located and will be shipped from Canada. Canada Post is very expensive and there is nothing I can do about that. Shipping quote is for North America. Foreign is extra. Buyer pays $12 shipping to US and $14 in Canada. Combine on shipping where possible.”

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1954 CJ-3B Clarklake, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This appears to have a Gov data plate on the firewall, so perhaps it was a USCG jeep at one time?

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“Up for auction is a 1954 Willys Jeep CJ-3B. This is a very solid runner.

It has the 4-cylinder Hurricane with the Go Devil L-head. It has a manual 3 speed transmission. The original drive line has been completely rebuilt. Lots of receipts on engine rebuild. Engine does not leak or smoke. It has a new clutch and the axles have been gone through too.

Body is very solid. It does have a few bings and bangs.

There are new tires and new seat frames with cushions and covers. Have the original rims if preferred.

All lights and gauges work.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Philadelphia, PA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s missing a few details, but looks solid based on the pics.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/warminster-48-all-original-jeep-willy/7087720335.html

“All original 48 Willy, 32k original miles on it, garage kept all its life, won’t find one cleaner.”

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1952 M-38A1 Brownfield, ME $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/for/d/brownfield-1952-willys-m38-a1/7087444259.html

“1952 Willys M38-A1. This is a restored willys in beautiful shape. Needs nothing. Brand new warn winch. Custom stereo. Serious inquires only.”

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1948 CJ-2A Kailua, HI $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks solid, though it is missing a few detail pieces.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/d/kailua-1948-willys-cj-2a/7086887512.html

“72 year old Jeep looks great and runs well. L134 go devil engine runs like a champ. Willys is titled and registered in the state of Arizona and requires a good home with a garage with someone who can provide TLC.”

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1948 Jeepster Hinsdale, NH $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Still available.

(04/25/2019) Looks like the outside was painted, but not the interior.

https://nh.craigslist.org/atq/d/hinsdale-1948-willys-overland-jeepster/7089503013.html

“For Sale. 1948 Willys Jeepster.Has The 4 Cylinder Engine L134 In It.Have Been The Owner, Caretaker And Driven Every Year Since 2006. Past History. Had Not Been On The Road Since 1979.Price Is Firm Scammers Don”t Bother To Reply .”

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1948 CJ-2A Hooksett, NH $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/lac-saint-joseph-1948-willys-jeep/7080646585.html

(08/15/2018) “1948 Willy’s jeep , new tub , very good frame , 31inch tires and new rims , 4×4 , 4cylinder, runs well ”

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MB/GPW Repro Body Columbus, OH $3000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, GPW (Ford MB), MB, Parts

Looks like a complete body kit (seller doesn’t mention the hood, but it is there in two pics, so it may be included).

https://columbus.craigslist.org/pts/d/kingsville-willys-mb-reproduction-steel/7081187679.html

“Brand new reproduction body. Bought new for a project and decided to go another direction with our build. Includes new tub, windshield frame, grille shell, two new front fenders, spare tire mount and rear bumperetts. Cost us 3500 a few years ago asking 3000 but will entertain reasonable offers.”



 
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1948 “Lefty” Tub Westbrook, CT $400

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

As the seller notes, it’s rough.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/d/westbrook-willys-cj2a-body-tub/7091008481.html

“Body tub off of a 1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep. This particular Jeep was a “lefty” which was only made for a short time. The spare tire is on the drivers side and the top bow holders are on the passenger side. However that is the only difference and this body will fit any year CJ2A. It is in rough shape but a good starting point if you don’t have one or if you are looking to customize one. Pictures reflect condition. Asking $400 obo. Would also consider trading for other early Jeep parts.”

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Flatfender Body Rutland, VT Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Body has had some body work on the passenger side. Unclear how much value is here.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/west-rutland-willys-jeep-body-and-truck/7090808836.html

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1942 MB Pukalani, HI $1800

• CATEGORIES: MB

No pics provided.

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/atq/d/makawao-1942-willys-jeep-mb/7089833288.html

“This Jeep is not running, started 6 months ago. It is mainly for a hobbyist who wants to restore it.
Parts are available, there are no back taxes or payments due. I have the original owners manual and parts book.”

 
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Update to the Commenting System

• CATEGORIES: News

Going forward, at least for the time being, comments made by readers who have not already had a comment approved, will require my approval to publish a comment. (basically, new posters will need their first comment approved). I’m hoping this reduces spam comments.

 
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No Updates Tuesday

• CATEGORIES: News

We made it home at 5pm on Monday. There were frequent stops, as Ms. Page came equipped with a ‘starter’ bladder, which is pretty small. However, to her credit, she never peed in the jeep. So, kudos to her.

On our drive through Montana we saw several feral jeeps along the highway in varying conditions. I also ran across a mid 1950s wagon in downtown Bozeman, kitty corner from the https://www.facebook.com/LaPaBozeman/ (which was very good). However, we were in a rush and the weather was snowy and cold through much of Montana, so I did not get any pics of them.

Everything should be back to normal Wednesday morning.

 
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Worlds Largest Bison, Jamestown, ND

• CATEGORIES: Features

Just a few updates today, as I’m wiped.

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That’s one big bison behind us!

Yesterday morning Ms. Betty Page woke us up at 6am. She slept all night on her own, so we weren’t too unhappy with her morning wake up whines.

We’d spent Saturday night in Jamestown, North Dakota. Since it wasn’t quite light out yet, we piled in the jeep, filled up the tank, and found an open Caribou Coffee as we waited for the sunrise, because we wanted to see a special bison.

One of Jamestown’s claims to fame is its giant bison Sculpture, standing 26′ tall and 46 feet long. We decided that before we left town, we’d drive on over to the bison to get a ‘family’ photo. We figured we’d have the bison to ourselves, as who would be crazy enough to get up at day break on a 30 degree Sunday morning to look at a giant fake bison (besides us)?

It turned out, there was a whole frontier town that lined the street leading up to the bison! The cold, quiet morning and some low lying clouds gave the old, empty frontier town an eerie feeling. It was cool.

Here are a few pics.

Just before the Frontier town gates, there was a two story viewing platform (on the left) and a large Prairie Schooner shaped chuckwagon to its right. Both overlook a herd of bison (we couldn’t tell if the bison were there at this time or not).

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After driving through a set of gates (which we were surprised to see open), we encountered an old train depot, a few other buildings, then this general store and church.

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Just beyond the church was a museum, though it was closed (we didn’t have time for it anyway). After the general store and church was a series of buildings that we had to drive through to get to the bison (the bison is behind me in the below pic).

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Here’s another angle with the jeep in the photo:

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WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

UPDATE: Steve spotted a second version of this on Youtube (same video, but different URL address). I first posted the video below in 2015. It’s worth a second look.

This video is called “WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge” and shows Mayor Fred Heine’s Ford GP. The video shows the jeep working on the farm. Lots of great shots. Wyatt’s father was the first person to work on it when Fred Heine couldn’t get it started. The jeep is now at the U.S.Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville Alabama, which was featured last week.

 
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Scheneker Iron Works Snow Plow Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Maury spotted this one. Listed as a 1943 Ad, this clearly was a post war ad. The first clue is the CJ looking grille. The second clue is the suggestion that folks could find a plow at their “Jeep Dealer”. It’s likely a late 1940s brochure, as it has shown up in late 1940s Willys-Overland Special Equipment booklets.

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1970 Jeepster Commando Fallon, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900.

“I have gone to Fernley a number of times with no issues (it is over 30 miles one way). 4×4 v6 automatic dual hubs for towing a few extra parts runs and drives good.”

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Welcome Ms. Betty Page

• CATEGORIES: Features

On Saturday we made it to Minneapolis to pick up our new family addition, Ms. Betty Page, aka Page, a Shiranian (Pomeranian and Shi Tsu mix).

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10 week old Betty Page

Our ten-year-old dog Zollie (also a Shiranian) had been become very needy following the death of his beagle pal “Jelly”. So, Ann began looking around for a companion for him. She had gotten Zollie in 2010 in Omaha when she lived there. So, when she tried to find a Shiranian locally, it proved impossible. In fact, only two locations had Shiranian pups ready for purchase: Minnesota and Kentucky. A third location, Missouri, had a very young litter, which won’t be ready until early May.

Since Ann needed a short break from her mother, and since family was going to be in town this weekend, we decided to “high tail it” to Minneapolis. After all, the weather was perfect for the drive (sun, no snow, and moderate temps). And, it’s only a 22 hour drive (and 1500 miles one way).  Our return trip will take two days (be home Monday at some point), as Page will require a few more potty breaks.

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The pic that inspired the name.

Now, why the name Ms. Betty Page? Ann thought Page looked like a diva in the pic we received of her (pic above on the pink blanket). So, she did some research and thought Betty Page a good match for how she imagined Page might be. Sure enough, when we met the pup, she was a rascal. She’s not shy about pushing Zollie or chasing him, not that she can keep up with him yet. And, given the fact that I write, the name “Page” was also a fun fit.

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Ann and I both thought that once Zollie passed away in a few years that we’d be dog free. Clearly, that plan is not longer the plan. 

Zollie isn’t quite a Page fan yet. That’s because he’s been a bachelor for most of his life. I haven’t written much about him, but Zollie (his full name is Zoloft) began as Ann’s PTSD dog, acquired a year before Ann acquired me. She’d only had big dogs until she got him, but with her injury issues, she decided a smaller dog made more sense.

He was an energizer bunny when she first got him. Since those early days, he’s become calmer and is now a sweet, smart, and super well-behaved dog. Zollie doesn’t shed (Hypoallergenic) and doesn’t like to get dirty/muddy/wet, so he’s a great inside dog. He can sit through a movie at a movie theatre and not make a peep. He can sit through dinner at a restaurant and not beg.

However, over the years, he’s developed more neuroses than Ann; he’s the one who needs the therapy (he’s afraid of fires, hate’s camping, hates traveling in the motorhome, hates being outside most of the time, hates having to eat out of a bowl, …. the list is a long one).

Anyway, that’s all for now. I need to get to bed. We need to get up early Sunday so we can find the largest Bison in Jamestown, ND, and get a “family” picture with it.

 
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January 1955 NEW CJ-5 Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad for the all new CJ-5 model of jeep was published in the January 8, 1955, issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

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Jeepney Ashtray on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This is a wooden ashtray with a Jeepney image on it. Seller wants $20.

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“This auction is for a vintage Philippines Jeepney molded wood ashtray souvenir.
Measures about 6 inches across.
In good preowned, but unused condition (see pictures).”

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Jeep Hubcap Key Chain on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a neat piece.

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1961 CJ-6 Queen Creek, AZ $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2020) Has later model fenders. Looks in good shape.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1961-willys-cj6/7075416408.html

“Beautiful fully restored 61 willy’s CJ6 (21″ longer than cj5). All mechanical rebuilt. Looks and drives amazing.”

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Year? Flattie El Paso, TX $695

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

It’s got a fiberglass body and hood. It appears to have full floating rear hubs. Given the PTO winch and associating PTO box, I’d say there’s some value here.

https://elpaso.craigslist.org/pts/d/el-paso-willys-jeep/7088017931.html

“Willys Jeep parts or complete as parts car. Just posted still have all parts”

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1947 CJ-2A Longmont, CO $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(02/12/2020) More pics would be useful.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/longmont-1947-willies-jeep/7070839622.html

“1947 Willie’s jeep most body work complete engine is in and can run. I do have most parts to finish the project.”

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1948 CJ-2A El Mirage, AZ $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/12/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1948-willys-jeep/7070177107.html

“350 motor. Standard transmission. Comes with doors and top. Locking hubs all the way around. Runs and drives well.”

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