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1943 Article Buy A Jeep Campaign

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo and article appeared in the April 16, 1943, issue of the Los Angeles Times. Kids at the State Street School sold enough war bonds ($12,773)  to purchase 14 jeeps, so the Army sent 5 jeeps to the school’s field.

Natalie Mastavoi is pictured climbing into the jeep. She was the first pupil that got to sit in it. Help her into it is Sgt. Louis Gade. Principlal Frank Wells and Mrs. T.D. Harrington of the local P.T.A. are standing to the right of the jeep. I tried to find out more about the young girl and the Sargent, but had no luck.

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Photo of a Davis County Utah Jeep Patrol Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: JoeB notes that his image is from the family photo collection of Ryan Ward/”Dr Moab”.

See the full collection at: and


Steve spotted this image that was posted to the Justacarguy website, that originally had been posted to Japlopy Journal, but despite the included link I couldn’t find it at that site. The wagon was likely related to David County, Utah.


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1952 CJ-3A Show Low, AZ $13,000


There are lots of updates to the Flattie. It’s got a replacement body. The Muller Top has been modified with aluminum sides.

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“For Sale, 1952 Willys Jeep, 350 Chevy Engine, T-98 4 speed trans, Warn Overdrive, 5.38 Gears, Limited Slip Rear-end, Full-Floating Rear Axles, Locking Hubs on Front and Rear, Power Steering, Power Brakes, 4 Inch Lift, Toyota Electric Windshield Wipers, New BF Goodrich Tires, Warn Winch, Roll Cage, Swing away spare tire carrier, Tow Bar, Half Doors, Lift up rear window, Fresno Top, and Sony Stereo with Sony external Speakers… + So Much More, The asking price is $13.000.oo Please do not call to make me offers over the phone, you will need to see this vehicle in person, before I will consider any cash offers! This Beautiful Classic Vehicle is located about 10 miles N-E of Show Low Az. For more information on this Willys Jeep,”

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1949 CJ-3A Eugene, OR $10,000


I feel like I’ve seen this one before, but can’t find it in my records.

“For sale 1949 Willys CJ-3A. Mostly original, including drivetrain. Good condition and always garage kept. It runs, drives, and stops well, but has been sitting for several years and will need some TLC. This Willys has been in the family for nearly 40 years, and has always been well taken care of. Selling for a family member. Located in central Oregon. Cross posted. No trades. Serious Inquiries Only! $10K, OBO”

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1966 CJ-6 Salinas, CA $15,500


Appears to be rust free and pretty original.

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“Turn Key

Original “Dauntless Buick V6″
We had the Bottom End of the Motor rebuilt.

The CJ6 has a 101″ wheelbase. That’s 20” longer than a CJ5

This Jeep was purchased from a Private Owner in Pacific Grove, Ca. 20 years ago
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1952 M-38 Spokane, WA $9000


The body was repaired and painted, but unclear if the mechanicals has the same review and repair.

“1952 M38 Willys Military Jeep, complete body and mechanical restoration. Military Aluminum top with Hot water heater. Engine, transmissions and starter rebuilt. New glass, tires, carburetor and more. Body disassembled, blasted and painted.”





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Year? CJ-3A Redding, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was $800.

Not sure how much value is here, but the PTO  with the winch might make it worth the price.

“Have a older Willy’s Jeep for parts what u see is what u get, PTO sidewinder winch, tow bar,full roll cage, Buick v6 motor no transmission or transfer, has bad body rust running gear is good buy a body or tons of usable parts, no title,”

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1943 MB Parts Oakley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1400.

Might be some value here.

“Many Parts for a 1943 Willys Jeep.
$1500.00 OBO for everything.
Or – Call for list of parts and individual prices.
Original Tub, Hood,Windshields, Quarter Panel, Seat, Engine Block, Misc. Engine Parts.
Too Much to List.
Located in Oakley Area.”


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1960 DJ-3A? Sacramento, CA $27,900


This may have started as a DJ-3A.

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“1960 Jeep Willy’s
289 V-8
T-18 Transmission
Model 20 Transfer Case
Dana 60 Rear
4.11 Posi Traction
Dana 30 Front Disc
YJ 2.5 Leaf Springs
34×15 Tires

So much to list on this Jeep it would take me an hour to write it all up. I have had this Jeep for many years and never even pulled it out of my shop. I have decided it is just taking up space for me now and needs to go with someone who will enjoy it for what it is.”


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1953 CJ-3B Sheboygan, WI $700


Includes a plow. Between the plow and the half cab, maybe there is value here.

“1953 willies jeep pickup with plow With title Motor is tight, Rare barn find Parts or restoration”

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1986 CJ-10 Tug San Angelo, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Terry shared this one. It looks to be missing the engine and transmission.


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1946? CJ-2A? Goleta, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available. Pics now provided.

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“1946 Willys Jeep
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 1
paint color: grey
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: offroad
World War II Trailer is also available. (Bought together the price is cheaper). Jeep has removable aluminum hardtop, back seat, tow bar, tow balls, roll bar, windshield. Needs brake work and some body work. Two speed Hi / Lo and a 3 or 4 speed on the floor. Running when parked in a barn 20 years ago. This Jeep was registered to run on public highways until put on a Non-Op with DMV many years ago. Does not need SMOG inspection or certification, ever. Clean and Clear title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Chester, WV $500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/02/2020) Maybe some parts value here.

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1946 CJ-2A New Lenox, IL $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/05/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

“1946 Willy’s project. We bought this as a project for my daughter, but we decided to go with a CJ instead. I have a ton of parts, along with another frame, but way too many to list. Vehicle was abandoned by the previous owner. I purchased it from the property owner the vehicle was abandoned on. Have not had time to apply for a title, but I was told by the Sheriff that it will not be hard to get.”

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1942 MB Modesto, CA Yard Sale


Might be worth a look.

“Big yard sale Saturday only lots of plumbing and electric tools Jewelry Knife vintage Lula box 2 Tabel pier1 Jeep willys 1942 and lots of stuff. Address 3020 N Olive Turlock”


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No Posts Saturday


I bought a 46″ heavy duty Husky tool chest a few days ago. That innocent purchase led to the complete rearrangement of my mother-in-laws garage, but out of the deal she asked that I combine her tools with mine (another sign that she knows she doesn’t have too long left). So, yesterday I drove to my parents to get a set of industrial shelving, but then detoured to Moses Lake … so, I was too busy playing to do updates for this morning. Updates will resume Sunday.

Next week I’m breaking my quarantine and heading down to visit my kids in Salt Lake. My oldest just bought his first house, so I’m bringing him a variety of tools. So, updates may be sparse over Labor Day Weekend.

Have a good weekend!


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1953 & 1956 Auburn Jeep Club Tahoe Trip Articles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

These two article show how quickly the Auburn Jeep Club’s annual trek to Tahoe grew in size. The Auburn Jeep Club was founded in 1951 and it’s first trip to Lake Tahoe via Wentworth Springs included seven jeeps and twenty participants. By 1953, reservations were required. By 1956 it had grown to 33 jeeps and 116 people.

April 30, 1953, article in the Auburn Journal:
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July 19, 1956, article in the Auburn Journal:


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1950 Photo of Soldier Removing Snow in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I suspect that PFC William Wilson would have rather been back in Arkansas at that moment. That just looks cold. I tried to learn more about William, but had no luck.

View all the information on eBay

“This is an original press photo. North Korea — PFC William Wilson, Little Rock, Arkansas, jeep driver of the Corps scoops out some of the 5 inches of snow that accumulated overnight on his jeep.Photo measures 6 x 8inches. Photo is dated 12-06-1950.”



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1960 Australian Jeep Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

These three ads were all featured in Australia’s Power Farming and Better Farming Digest magazine in 1960. Each one is 18cm x 24cm (7in x 9.5in). I wish the pics were better.

  1. April 1960 Ad “Willys ‘Jeep’ GOES WAY AHEAD”:
  2. July 1960 Ad “Go further … do more … at less cost”:1960-07-power-farming-mag-cj3b-australia-images-ad
  3. September 1960 “That’s the value you get with the new Willys Truck”:
  4. December 1960 “That’s the extra value you get with the Willys Family of 4 wheel drive vehicles!”:
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1945 MB Morton Grove, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,500.

Peter’s got this MB for sale.

“Original, rebuilt Willys MB 1945 in very good condition, drives very well. New electric harness wire is 6 volt. New upholstery, including Summer top, five new tires, new muffler. Complete original WWII BC 620 radio. The history of this car is unknown, but most probably it was prepared for invasion in Europe or Africa: Jerry can is made in America in 1945 but has a European neck (this unique Jerry can’s photo was in the LIVE magazine illustrating the invasion of American troops in Normandy). Also, one combat rim is wider than the standard by 1 inch. It could have been a prototype adapted to ride on the sands in WW2.”

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1946 CJ-2A Floyds Knobs, IN $3500


The steps have been modified. That’s an odd roll bar style.

“1946 Model CJ2A Willys Jeep. Engine runs. Been in temperature controlled dry storage for 30 years. For condition, see pictures. Would make a nice project for any Jeep enthusiast!!”

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Stainless Flatfender Body Grants Pass, OR $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/07/2020) This is a good price.

“Jewel Jeep Stainless Steel body. Doors, Hood, Window Frame, Roll Bar, Spare Tire Carrier. Main tub is galvanized steel”


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1948 CJ-2A Newton, IA $3500


Has a Pinto engine.

“Cj2a ,I have had it 44 years. Ford 2300 cc motor, I have the original flat head motor”

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1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando Longview, WA $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

The odometer reads 9471 miles, but the grille pitting suggests to me the mileage is higher? Maybe the actual mileage is 109471?

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1948 CJ-2A Trencher Potomac, IL $5000


Not sure how much value is here. As Gordon notes in the comments, this has duallies.

“Willy’s Jeep CJ2a trencher barn find been sitting under a tree outback motor surely stuck What’s it worth Located outside Potomac IL”


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