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1948 CJ-3A? Sheridan, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,800.

(10/04/2020) Seems like it could be a very late 2A or early 3A.

“Jeep CJ3A. Original Willys from the 1940s. Super Quite 4 Cylinder Engine. Dry Wyoming 4×4. Been in the same family 40 years.Hauled many Deer and Elk out of the Mountains. Runs like a watch. Idles Smooth. Original Trans and Transfer Case. 4 750×16 tires and a good spare. This is Absolutely the Best almost no Rust Jeep CJ I have seen in 30 + years. Look at the Pictures. Warn Hubs, Windshield wipers. Dual tanks with a valve. Good old style Tow Bar. A military style rear jump seat. This is what your Grandfather and Father loved to take Afield.”

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1948 CJ-2A Little Rock, AR $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not a whole lot of value here.

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/d/dardanelle-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7211893124.html

“Willys CJ2A Jeep for parts or restore. Mostly original and fairly complete. Motor turns over free with compression. Transmission shifts free. Axles turn free. 5:38 gear ratio. Warn lockout hubs. Has a heater. No title, bill of sale. $950.”

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Year? CJ-2A Del Rio, NM $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/26/2020) No year listed on this later model CJ-2A. Engine is out of the jeep.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/for/d/del-rio-willys-cj2a-jeep/7199720414.html

“Willys Jeep, CJ2A, L134, 4 Cyl Flathead Engine, all Original, very sturdy, rust in parts but very restorable… I just don’t have the money to finish it… Right now I have the engine out, trying to Rebuild it.. It needs to get on the road again. Asking 4200.00, Jesse”

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1946 CJ-2A Jackson, MS $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This patched-together jeep has an unusual windshield scheme.

https://jackson.craigslist.org/pts/d/tinsley-1946-willys-jeep/7204272331.html

“I have a running ww2 willys Jeep for sale needs brakes repaired but all the hard stuff is done converted to 12 volts”

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1944 MB Colorado Springs, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Has a variety of mods. I can’t tell how much value is here.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/colorado-springs-1944-willys-mb-project/7213597530.html

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“Perfect Winter Project! With a little know how and determination, you can turn this into your next driver or wheeling rig. There are some choice parts so there is little wiggle room in the price. Clean title but not in my name, never got around to it. I would consider trades. (See below.) Not looking to part out. You can email me with questions though text is faster. 760-519 five six three two

Good;
Custom fully boxed frame
Dana 30 front w/disc brakes
Rare offset flanged Dana 44 axle from a 71 CJ5(has chromoly shafts and Detroit locker
Ford T18 4-speed with Ford to GM bell-housing and Dana 20 adapters from Advanced Adapters
M38 windshield
Working winch
Rancho lift springs at all 4 corners
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Just a Couple Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: News

Normal updates resume Monday morning.

 

 
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1956 Sierras Jeep Trip Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This July 30, 1956, article in the Sacramento Bee gave a brief description of the late July jeep trip over the Sierras.

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Willys Truck & 2014 JK Chassis

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: apparently, this one is up for sale

This nice looking truck is a Willys body and look adapted to a 2014 JK Chassis. No doubt it cost a few bucks to assemble. The result sure looks nice. Note that the whole truck had to be widened.

See all the pics here: https://www.quadratec.com/c/blog/brothers-challenge

Some of the stats:

  • 1955 Willys Truck mounted on 2014 JK chassis
  • 118” wheelbase
  • 4800 pounds
  • 3.6 Pentastar with RIPP Supercharger
  • Automatic transmission
  • 440 hp at crank
  • Dual exhaust with catalytic converters.
  • Fuel 17” wheels
  • Toyo Open Country C/T 35” tires
  • 3.5” Rock Krawler Long arm lift kit
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PHOTO CREDIT: Quadratec.com

 
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Art Hasler’s 1945 Experiences in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A search for something else led me from a jeep photo (below) to a post about Major Art Hasler’s experience in Germany. The post is mixed with original and period photos, a few of which include jeeps. His story about Karl von Frisch’s work on bees was fascinating to Art, and later to the Nobel Price Committee, as he won the Nobel Price for his work on the social behavior of bees.

Read the full post here: http://haslerhistory.blogspot.com/2016/07/adh-1945-strategic-bombing-survey-photo_26.html

 
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1946 Letter About Troublesome Hunters in Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

It wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns when civilian jeeps arrived. This August 20, 1946, article highlights hunting conflicts in the woods. I can’t blame these hunters for being angry …

Clipping from The Sacramento Bee - Newspapers.com

 

 
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Dark Smoky-Glass Saucers w/ CJ-5 Imprints

• CATEGORIES: Features

I saw these on eBay and decided to snag them. I’d guess they were produced circa 1960? For some reason the jeeps are printed backwards, with the steering wheel and gas inlet on the passenger side. While there are lots of details, a battery box lid detail was not included, so either it was an oversight or the artist didn’t care or it was a post ’62 illustration.

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1949 Spanish Ad for the Willys Jeep Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

Lots of text on this Willys Jeep Truck ad.

View all the information on eBay

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IN ENGLISH: Jeep Trucks: Work with Less Cost
The ‘Jeep’ Trucks have been designed to lower transportation costs and to give safe performance under the toughest working conditions. They consume less oil and less gasoline, the longer they last longer, and their functional design makes them easier to preserve and repair.

Four-wheel drive models, with a capacity for 1 ton of payload, are built “on purpose” for heavy duty off the road. Conventional rear wheel drive models can handle 3/4 to 1 ton of payload and their economical performance on the road is unmatched.

In both types we offer a wide selection of standard body styles, all with fully enclosed cab, suitable for any climate, and in the four-wheel drive models, the motive power take-off is optional.

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1947 CJ-2A Missoula, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Includes a Sears/Allstate-branded (Meyers-manufactured) hardtop.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/d/missoula-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep/7207577178.html

“1947 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP
Runs and Drives
New Battery
Carburetor Kit
New Break Shoes
New Break Lines
New Master Cylinder
New Shocks
New Leaf Spring
Fuel Tank Flushed
New Exhaust ”

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1960? CJ-3B Phoenix, AZ $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I believe this body should have a fresh air vent on the passenger cowl for the 1959-and-later heater.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/d/phoenix-1960-willys-jeep-cj3b/7214244810.html

“1960 CJ3b Willys Jeep
Starts and runs well. 4WD works as it should be. Hurricane F-Head engine. Comes with an extra set of tires w/rims (shown in pic), an extra rebuilt carburetor, and a new steering wheel.
Work done recently: New spark plugs, new battery, new mechanical fuel pump, fuel tank cleaned out, carburetor cleaned and tuned up.
Ready for test drive!
Asking $6,200 OBO
No low ballers please.”

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1942 GPW Bend, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,500

(09/22/2020) Not quite all restored, as the data plates have paint on them a few other issues.

“This authentic well-kept piece of history can be yours. This 1942 WWII Willy CJ Ford Jeep is a classic and has been restored and garaged for the past 20 years. Runs great, the Willy straight four engine was completely overhauled, like new, full canvas package, full set of manuals and maintenance guides and receipts. To the best research I have been able to do, this jeep was used here in Sunriver, Bend at Camp Abbott 1942-1944. Lots of fun to drive and has been entered in several military vehicle displays and parades.”

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1947 CJ-2A Auction Springer, NM Auction 10/31

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is an online 10/31 auction. https://jandjauction.hibid.com/catalog/236531/springer-fall-auction/ . Not a ton of value here.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ctd/d/1947-willys-jeep/7214767244.html

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1951 CJ-3A/Crawler Eastern Montana **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **status unknown** $14,500.

(08/23/2020) This has lots of mods.

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“1951 Willys CJ-3A
4.3 Vortec V6
4L60E 4 speed auto
NP233 electronic shift Tcase with fixed yoke front and rear
Modified S10 frame
All steel body
Ramsey 9k winch
Tom Woods CV driveshafts
16” Sway-away coilovers with 3 Link front suspension
Old Man Emu Spring over rear with revolver shackles
Continue reading

 
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1946 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(10/04/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/newberry-springs-1946-cj2a/7207204210.html

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“1946 Willys CJ2A has a 1956 Chevy 265 v8 conversion complete with a WARN overdrive, one piece front tie rod, new shocks, and 1” body lift. It has a new wiring harness, brand new 31” tires and 15” wheels with matching spare, and custom winch bumper with winch and high lift jack. It also has new sour apple green metallic paint, bed liner interior, and new racing seats with harnesses. It still has the original brakes, but really needs a disc brake conversion. It also has a clean title and currently on Non-Op. $10,500 obo. Continue reading

 
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DJ-3A Tops Bows and Clips Black Canyon City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/black-canyon-city-jeep-dispatch-dj3a/7208785722.html

The top bows are $700 a set. A price for the top clips were not included. Both the both bows and the clips are for the DJ-3A convertible model (solid back and CJ-3B-like windshield with twist-knobs across the top). The seller only has a few sets made. He notes that he isn’t making any money on them and has been more than willing to share information on the insights he gains trying to make his top.

The soft top is something custom the seller had made by an upholsterer. It took him some work to redesign and properly fit the top so that it would fold up and connect to the windshield properly, yet also fold down and attach to the body.

Here is pic of the reproduction bows vs. the original black bows:

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1946 CJ-2A Las Vegas, NV No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Was $3000. Now No Price.

(09/13/2020) Lots of work still left.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bar/d/las-vegas-1946-willys-jeep-3000/7190497072.html

“Have this project I don’t have time to finish. My loss is your gain! At least 95% there, even Gages, floor pans been done. Come get this Gem …. Will take ? or something of same value????l”

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1952 CJ-3A Mesa, AZ $8995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2019) Has an F-head.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/ctd/d/mesa-1952-jeep-cj3a-suv/7212638797.html

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“Pictured is a 1952 4X4 Willys CJ3A in very good condition I keep it inside and it comes with a Kaiser metal hard top. It is registered, insured and I drive it a few times a month. I just gave it a tune up: oil change, greased, plugs, plug wires, carburetor rebuild, rebuilt the cooling system (radiator professionally cleaned, repaired, painted), replaced cooling lines and replaced water pump and fuel pump. This jeep has the higher powered F134 engine in it out of a CJ3B.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Fremont, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $15,500.

(09/13/2020) This has a variety of updates.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A……
VERY COOL OLD FLAT FENDERED JEEP, UNGRADED 350 8 CYLINDER MOTOR, CA Currently Registered LICENSED PLATE AND TITLED IN California RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD
NICE DRIVER AND FUN JEEP A LOT OF FUN.
CLASSIC CAR SHOWS AS EVERYONE LOVES A JEEP.
$15500 BO”

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July 1945 Press Release Photos #11 & #13

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

Below you’ll find Press Release Photos #11 & #13. The seller did not have #12, so at this point I’m left to guess what #12 was. My best guess is that given #11 shows a half top and #13 shows no top, that #12 may have been an image that included some version of the full top.

Photo #11 shows the half or front top:

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Possible Photo #12:  These images were published in an article on the introduction of the jeep. The top photo is press photo #13, which adds weight to the bottom photo being #12:

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The original photo caption for the bottom photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with both tops up“.

Photo #13 shows the jeep without a top:

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Press Photo #14? Finally, there’s this photo which shows the windshield down. It could easily have been Photo #14 as it was taken in the same location, but I have no evidence such a photo was included in the press kit.

If this was actually included in the press kit at photo #14, the caption for the photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with the windshield down“.

 
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Two Die-Cut Warn Hub Brochures Compared

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Barney sent me a Warn Locking Hub brochure which turns out to be a match for a similar Warn Lockomatic Hub brochure I already had. These are rather small (about 4″ in diameter), so I’m surprised either one survived as well as they have.

One thing that’s evident from these brochures is that the Lockmatic hubs lacked the rings (or perhaps indents or groves are better terms) on the lower portion of the hub that the Locking Hubs had.

This photo shows the fronts:

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Here are the opened brochures:

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And these are the backs:

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1947 Article About Italian “Jeep Squads”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Mark shared a link to a “Reparto Celere” model jeep: https://www.carmodel.com/edicola/itapolc052/1-43/jeep/willys-reparto-celere-polizia-1945/63694

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Original Post: A December 12, 1947, article in the Austin American-Statesman showed an image of an Italian “Police Squad” jeep breaking up a crowd. The phrase “Reparto Celere” translates to Express Department in English, but I doubt that’s a correct interpretation.

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