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Brief IKA History Including the Torino

• CATEGORIES: Features, International
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IKA factory in Argentina

Hugo shared a link to a brief history of IKA, the licensed builder of jeeps in Argentina. Hugo noted that the last vehicle shown, the Torino, was a popular car that was based on the American Rambler, but was powered by a Tornado engine.

Spanish linkhttps://www.mdzol.com/mdz-autos/2020/11/22/la-historia-de-ika-marca-legendaria-de-la-industria-automotriz-120518.html

English translation linkhttps://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mdzol.com%2Fmdz-autos%2F2020%2F11%2F22%2Fla-historia-de-ika-marca-legendaria-de-la-industria-automotriz-120518.html

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IKA Torino

 
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The Future of Electric Jeeps?

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Bill shared this news. FCA held a sketch competition to solicit independent designs for electric jeeps. Three winners were selected. The first was a futuristic FC design; the second a buggy design; and the third an extreme buggy design.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-forward-control-revival-looks-like-electric-truck-perfection-151891.html#

This instagram page has more examples of these: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH0cVPJlned/

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Baier Jeep Lighters Sold on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Long story short, I bought the bottom two jeep lighters. The first winner of the auction didn’t pay, so when I saw them re-acutioned, I made sure to snag them. 

This first one is the jeep lighter/ash tray combo and initially sold for $113.50 (plus $12.70 shipping), but the buyer backed out. My purchase price was a little less:

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1972 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Franklin, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

The FB ad indicates a dealer is selling this. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1930173613784962

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1943 GPW? Southern Missouri $8500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

Has mods, but looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475/permalink/1818606898277190

“I am going to list my 1943 MB Ford Jeep for sale, it’s not stock as you can tell but it’s a nice pretty rig with a great top and interior. Runs and shifts as it should and has newer wheels and tires but also has original wheels and older tires and ready for your next off road adventure or Jeep enthusiasts get together. I’m asking $8,500 obo and will answer any questions I can. Located in southern Missouri with a clean title.”

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1952 Austin Champ Grand Rapids, MI $13,900

• CATEGORIES: Old Images

Looks in good shape.

https://www.racingjunk.com/Austin/184065608/1952-Austin.html

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“This particular Champ starts, runs and drives extremely well with the working four forward and reverse gears which is pretty fun to drive. Another cool thing which makes it nice is the full syncromesh transmission unlike the Jeep counterparts. This would make a great parade or cottage vehicle

The Austin Champ was a Military and Civilian Jeep like vehicle made in the 1950’s. The Military versions were known by Truck, ¼ ton, CT, 4×4, Cargo, FFW and Mk1. After about 30 prototypes were built they decided on what you see here. Most of these vehicles went to the British Military hence the FFW stands for Fitted For Wireless or Remote radio communications.

These were also quite unique because of the indestructible Rolls Royce 4-Cylinder engines that were made for these. Another unique feature is the fact that these engines were basically water-proof. This technology also proved to be extremely expensive too complex and limited to just cross country travel which it was extremely capable of. In-fact, it cost way more than the Land Rovers that were being built for the same thing..”

 
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2 M-38 Winter Grill Covers in Minnesota Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Parts

The seller Melissa also has a MP/DOC Korean War Foot Locker (make offer).  You can contact her at mistygun003 @ gmail.com (remove the spaces around the @) or by text 763 464 3996.

“i have two m-38 original winter grill covers from korean war”

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1949 Jeepster Carroll, OH Auction

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Seller is auctioning this. Contact seller to get the auction link.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/284960459586458

“1949 Overland Willys Jeepster and all associated parts. Sells to the highest bidder via online auction. Please reply for a link to the auction. Many more photos on auction site. We have clear WV title to hand the buyer on payment at the pick day”

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1952 CJ-3A Gilmanton, NH $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Craig notes the price has also been listed at $1000.

Bill spotted this project or parts jeep.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/gilmanton-1952-cj3-willys-flat-fender/7235839597.html

“This CJ became more of a project than I planned. The jeep is complete, I do have the original seat frames with steel pans. The motor is stuck. I pulled the head and am soaking the cylinders with mystery oil. SO OBVIOUSLY IT DOES NOT RUN! I have new 19 guage floor panels to weld in and a brand new 12 volt battery. Was going to convert it to 12 v. The tires all have decent tread and hold air as they should. It rolls very easily to move around and load onto a trailer. These are getting as rare as hen’s teeth! If it doesn’t sell, I’ll get it running, get it roadworthy and keep it. $1,500.”

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1948 Jeepster REd Lion, PA $3600

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Doesn’t run, but has potential.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4564417880254760/

“Very little rust. Does not run Plans changed with this beauty could make a great street rod or rat rod.”

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1946 CJ-2A Marion, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,050.

(09/29/2019) Could be worth a look.

“74 year old vehicle in great condition for it’s age has minor dings here and there but no major dents or damage to body or frame. Rust free. Needs a little TLC and can be a great winter project. Starts every time, but can be a little touchy with a one barrel carburetor. Numbers matching engine, original dash information tags included. Mostly original except basic maintenance items. Also unsure about the paint being original. Unlikely, unless the paint is very faded because research suggests the factory blue would’ve been much darker. New battery in 2019, whole fuel system replaced, fuel filter, fuel tank all done by Hubbell’s Auto Repair in Marion, IA.

Had professional welder check over undercarriage and did frame brace welding work. Factory storage bin under passenger seat was professionally refabricated and welded by same welder and he did a great job. Factory bikini top included. Originally 6V converted to 12V prior to second owner. 2 front seats, metal is original but cushion and upholstery replaced. Back seat all original. Tires and rims in good shape. Rims are to the period but probably not original.

**Please contact me with any questions. I am helping a friend sell this vehicle so it may take some time to answer your questions, please me patient and allow me time to get your question answered.**”

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1953 CJ-3A University Park, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available. Has a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/789659828490354/

“1949 Willys Jeep CJ-3A. Condition is as you see it. I have a clean title. The body is in pretty good condition, and the underneath looks good, from what I’ve seen. I have a few extra wheels, a new steering wheel, and possibly a couple other parts that can go with it. The first $2500 takes it.”

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Older pics:

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1947 CJ-2A Signal Mountain, TN $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/15/2020) Runs, but body needs work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/689764368339905

“Complete, runs and drives but as seen in the pics it needs some work. Top speed is about 25mph, I think transfer case is stuck in low range Includes winch, extra set of wheels, extra transmission, soft top and doors No title, bill of sale only. Can show paperwork where previous owner had it registered in GA Cash only, no trades”

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December 1960 Jeep Service and Parts News

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

This December 1960 Jeep Service and Parts News is sixty years old this month!

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1950 Photo of Jeepster & Marino Pieretti on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

To speed up relief pitchers, a bright red Jeepster was employed to run pitchers from the bullpen to the infield. This picture appeared in at least one newspaper, the Times Dispatch out of Richmond Virginia, May 20, 1950 (but the scan of it is terrible, so no need to share it here).

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“1950 Press Photo Marino Pieretti climbs out of jeep for game in Cleveland. This is an original press photo. Cleveland. To hurry up ball games, the Cleveland Indians inaugurated jeep service last night for relief pitchers. Here’s Marino Pieretti climbing out of jeep after that long ride from the bull pen to the infield. He relieved Bob Feller on the mound at the start of the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Athletics and was the first to use the service. Baseball. Mario Pieretti. Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 05-18-1950.”

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The use of jeeps did NOT help the Indians defeat the A’s during their first game, as Cleveland dropped the game 7-5:

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May 18, 1950, The Tribune out of Scranton, PA

Not everyone was impressed with the new idea. A few days after the above photo was taken, one writer thought the jeep (or any vehicle) wasn’t going to speed up the game all that much.

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May 23, 1950, Arizona Republic.

 
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Chris’ Jeep Parts on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Chris has posted some jeep parts and items on eBay. Here’s a link to his items:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/elijah12012/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

One of the more interesting items is this jeep logo placement poster:

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1962 CJ-5 Cape May, NJ $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Nice looking CJ-5 with a PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/611794479482657

“1962 Jeep Willys CJ5 Universal, 4cyl, 3 speed manual 4wd. Koenig hardtop & doors. Equipped with Rancho shocks and an old but excellent working Ramsey winch. 16” wheels & tires in awesome condition. Clutch & fuel tank have also been replaced. There is some paint bubbling starting to show on the front fenders. Jeep runs & drives great, very fun & certainly a head turner. Seat belts & rear seats have been added.”

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1956 CJ-6 Townsend, MA $3600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

Runs, plows, and patched a bit.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/191353269215207

“WAS POSTED AT A CHEAPER PRICE BEFORE…SINCE THEN I HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK TO THIS NICE RUNNING WILLY’S. IT DRIVES AND STOPS. ENGINE IS F134 PLOW IS MANUAL JEEP IS 4X4 NEW BRAKES NEW SHOCKS NEW GAS TANK ENCLOSED CAB WITH DOORS GOOD HEAT NEW BRAKE LINES NEW WHEEL CYLINDERS FRAME IS GOOD. BODY HAS PATCHES SOME RUST. PICS SHOW JEEP WITH DOORS. NO DOORS. WITH PLOW. AND NO PLOW. IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS BUYER COME CHECK IT OUT. NOT INTO SENDING TONS OF PICS. $3600 OBO. BRING CASH COME LOOK”

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1947 CJ-2A Malone, NY $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

A $1500 and a $1300 price both appear on the ad. No title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/366228127947995

“1947 Jeep willys has the original soft top frame motor and transmission are all there motor is seized great frame needs complete restoration no title and registration $1300 or best offer”

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1956 CJ-6 Cambridge, NY $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828551434586974

“Jeep CJ6. Tub is shot. For parts or rehab. Been sitting. Make an offer. Must take it all, not parting out”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Bensalem, PA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Someone went all-out with this Halloween-esque build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3581439765222702

“1959 Willy’s pick up Buick big block 430 auto trans Franklin quick change rear 4 wheel disc brakes Top is chopped body is channeled custom interior power windows turn key and go. Might trade up or down”

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1946 CJ-2A Lebanon, CT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2020) Has some interior bed liner. Looks pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/298032104693083/

“46 cosmeticly restored registered runs great jeep to just drive around town or tear apart for a full resore located in Eastern CT”

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1952 CJ-3A Allentown, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/13/2020) This is a project with various parts and a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/354531132275007/

“Considering trading my Willy’s. It isn’t complete as of yet. It needs breaks, radiator, and wiring. New body 0 rust V6 vortex w/ long Tom headers Top loader 4 speed 65 front and rear New tires and wheels New soft top w/ Bikini top New leather front and rear seats Waren bumpers Original hood, grill and tail gate I would consider trading for a pickup. Older the better”

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Year? DJ-3A? Sewell, NJ $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/14/2020) With 3-on-the-tree and 2WD it sounds like a DJ-3A. The solid back suggests it may have been a convertible model; yet the body has cutout in the rear wells consistent with having been mounted on an MB/GPW. Has the correct hand brake, but incorrect gauges. Has the correct front end, but incorrect rear end. Has the correct 2/3 1/3 seats for a convertible model. Has the incorrect windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550618715609518/

“I have a 1949 Willies Jeep. It’s a army Jeep. I am looking for someone that will appreciate what it represents. AMERICA. Lol. I did have a title but am unable to locate at this time. I have extra parts and the original rear. It is a 3 on the tree,2wd, single barrel straight 4. It does run and I have driven around my yard. I am looking for a person that knows what a special find this is. Trust me I don’t want to post this for sale,but I want someone who can restore it back to glory.”

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1942 Alaska Highway Report (and more) by Sigrid Arne

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

As I mentioned yesterday, Sigrid Arne (1894-1973) enjoyed a second big jeep adventure. This time it was a trip to Alaska, then a trip down part of the Alaska Highway while it was still under construction. As you’ll see below, there were a variety of photos that were included in newspapers related to her story about the highway.

Below the Alaska Highway articles are more information about Sigrid and other articles by her. Unfortunately, I can still not locate an obituary nor a biography related to her. So, I’m attaching these articles to this thread so that later I can draft a good wikipedia biography about her.

THE ALASKA HIGHWAY ARTICLE AND PHOTOS:

This first photo was published in the June 15, 1942, issue of the Decatur Journal. It shows Sigrid interviewing Pvt. Levi Schrock and and Prv. Albert Tomaino.

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A day earlier, in June 14, 1942, the Knoxville Journal published Sigrid’s experience watching the military build a road through thickly wooded and boggy areas.

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The June 15, 1942, issue of the Spokesman Review featured this series of photos on its back page. It’s hard to believe that Melba Bergeron Mince was working with the military in that outfit (how did the mosquitos not attack all the exposed skin?

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A month prior to the above articles, Sigrid wrote about a woman who lived by herself in Alaska and remained unafraid of the Japanese Military:

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