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My “New Civilian Jeep” California Moulder Plastic Agri-Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I spotted this plastic jeep on a buy-it-now eBay ad, but didn’t recognize it. It looked unusual due to the spare tire placement (CJ-2-like), so I made an offer and scored it. After some research, I learned it is pretty unique.

According to Fred Coldwell (you can see his collection of these below), “in 1945 California Moulders, Inc., Los Angeles 11, California, produced plastic models of the 1944 CJ-2 jeep named the “Agrijeep”.  These first 20 CJ-2 civilian jeeps can be identified by their spare tire mounted mid-body on the passenger side, as faithfully reproduced in the plastic models below. These CJ-2 models came in a variety of colors, and the red and white and blue and white model pairs shown below have opposite colored hood, bodies, tailgates and tires. I have yet to find the complimentary models to the blue and yellow and white and green plastic CJ-2 jeeps.  These very first plastic models of “The New” Civilian Jeeps are not easy to find, but over the decades I have collected the ones shown here. Enjoy!”

Mine is all one color (I have yet to find a comparable one on the internet), but lacks the windshield. It seems like it got too hot (see the front bumper), so it’s hardly a perfect specimen. There are no markings on it, other than “39” is printed on the box; I’m unclear what that signifies (no company name on the box either).

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Other California Moulder models:

This first photo shows Fred’s collection (from this link):


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1979 March-April Jeep Line Employee Newsletter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

This 1979 March-April Volume 3, Issue 3, of Jeep Line, an employee newsletter, highlights the implosion of the Willys-Overland Administration building.

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“Here I have a
Near Mint
The Jeep Line
Vol. 3, No. 3
March-April 1979”






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CJ-5 in Lucite Cube on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an unusual item that Maury shared. It’s priced at $99. A similar type of jeep sold without the lucite for $57 in August of 2020.

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1964 CJ-3B Virginia Beach, VA BaT Auction


Steve and Blaine shared this CJ-3B Dually for sale.

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“This 1964 Willys Jeep CJ-3B was acquired by the seller out of Wisconsin about four years ago and subsequently underwent a body-off restoration. A repaint in Steel Glow Gray Poly was carried out, and the F134 Hurricane inline-four, three-speed manual transmission, power take-off, and the two-speed transfer case were reportedly rebuilt at this time.

Features include a seven-piece canvas soft top, 16″ wheels, Warn lockable front hubs, a Hickey sidewinder winch, a ventilated pop-out windshield, black hardware, and aftermarket auxiliary gauges. A tune-up and valve adjustment were recently performed. This CJ-3B is now offered with restoration photos and a clean Virginia title in the seller’s name. (more info on BaT)”

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1959 Wagon Stuart, FL $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape. Only the one pic included.

“1959 Willy Jeep wagon for sale Great shape
Runs good”


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1951 CJ-3A Spokane, WA $8500


Looks solid. Has a few minor updates.

“Clean 1951 Jeep CJ 3a. I’m the 2nd owner. Everything is original on it. Runs great. Asking $8500.”

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1951 M-38 Flowery Branch, GA $18,600

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape, but some more pics would be helpful.

“mechanically restored, with engine rebuild by an a actual motorpool vet. starts first crank. lots of parts and accessories. happy to answer questions and I can send you a link with great parade photos! this is an Antique you can really enjoy. Its ready for its new caretaker!”

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Capstan Winch Corvallis, OR $3000


It looks like this is the CJ-2A era Capstan with a modified mount for the crankshaft (unless I”m mistaken; I’m no expert on these).

“This is a totally restored Willys Capstan Winch, made for WWII era MB and GPW Jeeps. All the parts are here and are either restored or machined new. It bolts right to the front bumper and has a drive that bolts up to the crank, so it is a “permanent” fixture on your refurbished Jeep. Unrestored winches on eBay are priced around $3,000 so that price for this one is realistic. The winch is ready to install and go. Be the first in your club to have one and don’t go 4-wheelin’ without it.”






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1961 CJ-6 Saint Cloud, FL $1600


Looks like value in the half top and engine; has body rust.

“1961 CJ-6 factory hurricane 4cyl , Rare half cab hard top and doors , this is a project , have title but signed wrong, Cool jeep for offroad or hunting or parts , 33×15.5 swampers”

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Year? Hobart Welder/Generator Lake Worth, FL $375

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Looks like an early 1950s l-head. Seller describes it as diesel, but I doubt that.

“It is a willys diesel motor needs a 6 volt battery to start needs some cleaning and paint photos will tell all .Someone told me it is the motor that the army uses for jeeps I would think it would have to be dependable.”

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1942 GPW Blacksburg, VA eBay


Chris is selling this project or parts GPW.

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“Vintage Jeep Ford GPW 1942 GPW18221. Lots of original F script parts. Non running but engine turns freely. Engine is not original as far as I can tell as engine serial number starts with J. Front frame serial number is GPW18231 which falls somewhere between 3 and 7 of 1942. Condition is “Used”. Three 15” wheels and one 16” non combat rim. Would make good project or for parts. No title selling as is. Pickup only in SW VA or would consider delivering within 100 miles. No reserve.”






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1943 Willys-Overland Trailer McMinnville, TN eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

Bill shared this trailer. No reserve with starting bid of $395.

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“Selling my unrestored WW2 Willys 1/4 Ton trailer. Needs to be restored. Needs handbrake and brake linkage, wheels are post war, needs landing leg. I have two fenders which are included. Original paint on back side which has not been cut for tailgate. Bottom panel needed. Please look at the pics and ask all questions before bidding. If you want more images, please ask. A;; sa;es final no returns. Located in Central Tennessee, near McMinnville 37110, pick up only. Can arrange delivery a short distance for fee to be negotiated before sale. TN Bill of sale as TN does not title trailers unless used for out of state commercial use.”

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Year? Mode of Body? Charleston, WV $350


No pics provided.

“40’s will jeep body for $350.00”

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CJ-2A? L-head Colfax, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $150.

Maybe someone can use this.

“1946 4-cylinder Flathead Engine. Taken out of a 1947 CJ2 Willys Jeep $150”


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Year? FC-170 Mount Airy, MD $3950

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

This seller has six FCs. This is the last one available.

“The FC in the photos is the last FC left for sale. It has an old power angle Meyers snow blade, a Jayhawk dump, a Koenig winch and dual PTO unit. It has a dealer added power brake system. The master cylinder has been rebuilt with a brass sleeve by White Post Restoration. It has not run for 2 years. In the next few weeks I plan to get it running and install a new muffler weather permitting. Some of these parts are not installed. The spare tire bracket has been bent since the photo was taken. I have a title for this.”


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Year? CJ-2A Roswell, GA $2000


Not sure there’s much value here.

“This is a Jeep Willys from the 1940’s we think. It ran when we got it a couple years ago but we were going to fix it up better. We’ve changed our minds and would like to sell it and not fool with it anymore. It could be a nice one if someone took the time to do it. The basic parts are here – the body and windshield and seats, etc. There is rust and some rebuilding is needed.”

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No Updates Saturday


Updates resume Sunday

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1941 Full-Page Look at the “Leaping Jeep”

This full page article published July 22, 1941, in Baltimore’s Evening Sun includes photos of Bantam BRC-60s and Ford GPs.


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1941 Full-Page Article on the Jeep

This is a second full-page article on the jeep, this time with two large photos in the May 04, 1941, issue of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.


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1968 Jeepster Convertible Liberty Hill, TX $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Nice looking Jeepster Convertible.

“i have for sale a great condition 1968 jeepster for sale. it was made kaiser willys jeep in Toledo Ohio. it a v6 3 speed manual transmission 4 wheel drive with manual hubs. this model is alittle more rare as it has 3 factory gas tanks. it has the continental bumper. clean yellow paint with good paint. All good glass. runs and drives great with classic plates. Time to change things up so trades maybe considered for other classic cars but would prefer cash. tires are great and has roughly 63000 miles. everything works as it should. im asking 15000 o.b.o. i have a clean and clear title. It will come with a service manual and several extra parts and goodies.”

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1946 CJ-2A Windham, ME $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available. 

(04/17/2019) The body may be in good shape.


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1953 CJ-3B Santa Fe, NM $16,000


Appears in good shape.

“1953 Willys CJ3B completely Original. Runs excellent. New top. 3 speed 134 4/cylinder engine. $16,000 OBO might consider interesting trade or 1947 thru 1953 chevy truck”

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1943 Willys-Overland Trailer Dahlonega, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: trailer

This was just posted at

“Good restoration project. See pics for specific description”

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1957 Wagon Broomfield, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This is still a project. It has an early set of Free-Lock hubs (circa 1957) that could have been original to the wagon.

“I am selling my 1957 Jeep Willys Wagon. ALL ORIGINAL. This is the perfect project for someone to finish. I don’t have time with a growing family. The frame is in great condition. Patina. The body is immaculate inside and out. Wood trim. All original. All manuals are original. Included are $5,000 in parts to continue on the restoration. Jeep runs and drives but is not ready for the road. A few items from the new parts inventory are rear lights, rear bumper with Willys emblem. 2 front fenders. Chrome for grill. Etc. On the Jeep, new tires, suspension, brakes, exhaust, etc. $7500 OBO.”

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1942 MB Prescott Valley, AZ $2000


A parts jeep or project.


“Its a project as seen.
Frame serial number is there, MB188911 Dates to Nov. 1942
Engine serial no. MB429850
Engine casting 638632 -W-4 NI CR
Transfer case Model 18 J 222262
Transmission T90A-1-34
Steering box Ross T12
16″ rims
Engine turns over and stops, feels like a valve is stuck.



Sold as seen, NO TITLE!”