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Twenty Year Old Girl Jeeps Through South America

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This story was originally published August 29, 2016:

A story from the September 20, 1962, issue of the Toledo Blade (and a similar story on the 10th as well) shares the tale of Lou-Bette Herrick’s three month trip through South America. The Richmond Virginia native entered into the adventure after responding to an advertisement placed by Hilary Dunstervile for a companion to drive back to her native country of Venezuela. I did a little research on both women, but didn’t find any updated information on them. It doesn’t say what kind of jeep they used, but there is a reference in the article to camping out in the jeep, so it might have been a wagon.

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1946 Jeep Trip to South America

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This article was originally published September 12, 2016:

This article appeared in the October 8, 1946, issue of the Southeastern Missourian. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Kenyans, Mrs. Katherine McGregor Wallis and her daughter Miss Trinket, planned to travel all the way to Tierra Del Fuego in a CJ-2A. I could only find one article and one photo, partly shown below. You can see the full version of the image at Getty.


Caption: Katherine MacGregor with Friends Before South American Trip To South America In A Jeep. Chicago, Illinois: Putting the finishing touches on their jeep before they leave for a year’s trip in South America are (left to right): Mrs. Katherine MacGregor Wallis, Mrs. Anne Knehans, Irwin Knehans, and Miss Iranket Wallis of Quito, Ecuador. Trip To South America In A Jeep. Chicago, Illinois: Putting the finishing touches on their jeep before they leave for a year’s trip in South America are (left to right): Mrs. Katherine MacGregor Wallis, Mrs. Anne Knehans, Irwin Knehans, and Miss Iranket Wallis of Quito, Ecuador.


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1975 CJ-6 Bee Cave, TX *SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Was $15,500

“For Sale: 1975 Jeep CJ-6. This is the last year the rare CJ-6 was built for the American market. Rebuild approximately 15 years ago and since then stored inside and never has been in the rain. It has been used to drive around on nice weekend days in the Texas hill country for the last 15 years.

-258 AMC engine
– 3 speed
– Mickey Thompson alloy wheels
– No power steering, no power brakes
– No heat no air conditioning
– Miles unknown as the odometer got stuck.
– Full soft top with doors/Bimini top included as well.
– Has a tow bar that comes with the Jeep.
– Radiator replaced in last 5 years, complete tune up with rebuild of carburetor, replacement of oil inlet unit, and replacement of valve stem seal less than 2 years ago and electrical tune up less than one year ago.
– Fluids replacement all up to date.
– Have bought a new starter, alternator and a thermostat which are boxed up and come with the Jeep as well.

This is not a Jeep for an inexperienced driver, it is not perfect but a great rare Jeep that drives and rides more comfortably than a CJ-5. I am asking $15,500 for this Jeep. Please don’t low ball me and I do not require your assistance in selling.
I am located just west of Austin.”

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Toledo Blade Unveils the CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: This article was originally published April 9, 2015:

On July 19, 1945, the Toledo Blade published an extensive story about the unveiling of the CJ-2A to reporters. The paper is also full of interesting stories, such as the sinking of the Ticonderoga, the identification of a returning GI with amnesia that turned out to be a Nazi Agent, and the jailing of a Walnut Grove, California, woman who threatened a returned Japanese American soldier who was a POW in Germany.

A small part of the CJ-2A story was published on page 1



The majority of the story was on the front page of section 2.


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Jeffrey Mareck’s Trip of 30,000 Mile Trip in 1966

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The September 28, 1966 issue of the Milwaukee Journal shared Jeffrey Mareck’s 30,000 mile trip through Africa and all the way to England.


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1965 Diamant Family Trip through the US

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features

UPDATE: This article was originally published April 11, 2015:

In 1965 Brits R.M.E. Diamant, his wife, and three children completed a five month drive around the United States in a Jeep Wagoneer Camper. Mr. Diamant intended to publish stories of their adventure in travel magazines in the UK and the US, but his article in the 1966 Jeep News was the only one I found.

I’ve created this rough map of their journey based on the places mentioned in the article.



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1944 Article about a Soldier’s WWII Story

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Originally published March 27, 2015: 

Interesting story from the St. Petersburg Times if accurate.


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Fall 1979 – Winter 1980 Jeep News

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

This is the last of the Jeep News issues from the 1970s and early 1980s that I have. I hope folks have found it somewhat interesting.

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Flyer 1:

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Flyer 2: 

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Sunday Departure


We’ve moved up our departure date to Sunday. Though we have a pretty good, but narrow band, of good weather on the way down, we are going to reduce our daily drive distances. While there will likely be an occasional post, I don’t plan on doing any type of daily diary like we have in the past, mostly to reduce my work load and because we don’t plan on doing anything all that interesting on our way. We expect it to be a rainy cold drive until we hit Arizona. Instead, I’ll repost some posts from earlier years.



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1946 CJ-2A MT **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $14,700.

This looks like a nicely restored CJ-2A with PTO and winch.

“For Sale 1946 Willys CJ-2A, was acquired in 2009 is been restored with original parts.”

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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Lakewood, NY $3500


Jordan was sent additional pics of this one and confirmed it is a DJ-3A convertible that has had 4WD added. The windshield is definitely from a convertible.

“Have brand new wheels and tires Runs and drives, but no gas tank Hood and windshield and interior have been taken apart but I have all the parts labeled and bagged”

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1952 CJ-3A Mossy Rock, WA $5000


Has a variety of updates.

“1952 willys flat fender has a 351 Windsor with a brand new 4 speed and twin stick transfer case jeep has not moved since they have been put in. It needs the seats mounted, drive lines and a few other small things, open to trades”

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1948 CJ-2A Valparaiso, IN $14,000


This has a fiberglass body with a solid back and a fiberglass front clip.

“Had this jeep running about 4 years ago. Probably will need some work would be a nice project for someone. It is a collectors item I did lose the key to it. Very sturdy Frame no rust always have been shed kept. Will accept reasonable offers. not sure what the miles are exactly”

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1948 CJ-2A Burlington, WI $16,500


Lots of updates, including a fiberglass body and front clip.

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“948 WILLYS CJ2A, full ground up custom build, Buick 231 V6, full custom dual exhaust with headers, full fiberglass body, 1 set of on-road/all season wheels/tires, and 1 set of 31X10.50 All Terrain wheels/tires. OVERDRIVE transmission/transfercase, power steering. Chevy bucket seats, tilt wheel, AND MUCH MORE. Has WI title and is completely street legal (working turn signals, lights, seatbelts etc.). More details/info upon request, selling for my father. RUNS EXCELLENT AND IS FAST & FUN TO DRIVE, GREAT FOR PARADES TOO. Never driven in salt/poor weather. $16,500 OBO. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.”

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1948 Sedan Delivery Newkirk, OK $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Looks good.

“1948 panel willys Overton panel delivery wagon, 289 Ford engine, automatic transmission, transmission recently rebuilt Less than100 miles ago”

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CJ-2A Parts Spokane, WA No Price


Unclear how much value is here.

“Lots of Willys parts a couple blocks and transfercases. Also have sbc to t90 adapter for v8 conversion. One rare full floating axle from a mb on one of the frames”

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1944 MB Hermiston, OR $2500


There’s a lot of work to be done here.

“For sale is a 1944 whillies mb jeep it’s all in parts tore down, I have gotten to old to finish it. I am asking $2500 obo”

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1952 M-38 Neodesha, KS $1250


Unclear how much value is here.

“Jeep m38 military jeep. Fhead conversion. Havent tired to start it bill of sale only”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A JeepRod Battle Creek, MI $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/19/2022) This might have a VEC body.

“New body, full custom frame, Halibrand quickchange rear end, Ford overdrive transmission, Ford flathead 8BA engine, Isky cam, Edelbrock heads, Offenhauser intake, Powermaster starter and 12V alternator, Aluminum Champion radiator, Speedway distributor, Buick aluminum brake drums, built 3 years ago, motor is new this year. Comfortable ride.”

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1946 CJ-2A Rush Center, KS $1500


Not a whole lot of value here.

“1946 Willy’s CJ2a project. Started to work on it and lost interest. I converted the rear to disc but did not finish the front. Have the calipers, rotors, and new hubs to finish the conversation. Also have a new set of gauges for it. Has leaf springs off a 1955 so the leaf springs brackets still need to be moved so it fits correctly. Will come with original transmission and transfer case. Previous owner put a SBF 302 in it. Has a clean Kansas title.”

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Koenig CJ-2A Hardtop Ellensburg, WA $500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2023) I don’t see any mention of doors.

“CJ2A Koenig tin top. I bought this to restore and put on my flat fender but ended up selling the jeep and the buyer did not want it. Has surface rust but no real cancer spots. Willys overland wheeler rock crawler M38 CJ3A high hood”

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1968 M-274 Mule Lewiston, ID $4000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2023) This may well be worth a look at this price.

“$4,000 or will trade for a cargo trailer or zero radius, lawnmower. Runs great is a 4 cylinder as is rare come take look”

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Our Gang Ice Racing Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

The Our Gang 4 Wheelers in Georgetown, Colorado, have one more race this weekend (unless the ice holds a while longer). This video gives a short overview of their sport. The club also has an updated website with lots of images.

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Warn OD Parts on eBay

• CATEGORIES: OD Saturn/Warn, Parts

There are several Warn OD parts on eBay. Maybe some can use them.

  1. Shifter and linkage for truck:
    “This is a used overdrive shifter and linkage assembly for a Willys pickup truck. Shifter is complete.”
  2. Vintage Jeep Willys IH Scout Warn Saturn Overdrive 29 T Parts Lot A:
    “This is a parts lot of Warn overdrive parts. To the best of our knowledge, this is not a complete unit. Main gear has 29 teeth and there is chips in the teeth. Please view and examine all photos to see what is included”
  3. Vintage Jeep Willys IH Scout Warn Saturn Overdrive 33 V6 Parts Lot B:
    “This is a parts lot of Warn overdrive parts. This is just one side of the unit and three of the bolts. Please view and examine all photos to see what is included and condition.”
  4. Vintage Jeep Willys IH Scout Warn Saturn Overdrive 3320 Parts Lot C:
    “This is a parts lot of Warn overdrive parts. This is just one side of the unit and the end cover.”
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1956 CJ-5 Thayne, WY $11,000


Mark’s selling this beautiful 1956 CJ-5 with a period correct Koenig hardtop. You can contact him via email at mpstruh @ (remove spaces around the @).

“1956 Willys CJ5. Dry Idaho Jeep. Solid hat channels, body & frame. 45k miles. I bought it as you see it in the photos. Since I’ve put in 4 new springs, complete new Walcks wiring harness, master cylinder, brake lines, rebuilt carb and more with all my receipts. Drives, shifts and stops as it should. Nice running Jeep. Asking $11,000.”

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