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M-38 Split Windshield Frame $600

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

Buz is selling this unique windshield frame for the M-38. He has the paper work from the Government and work order to document its origins. Contact Buz Kanzenbach via phone 757 403 9964  or email buzkan @ att.net  (remove spaces around the @).

“Split M-38 windshield excellent shape. This is a rare item! Authorized By Order of the Army, The Secretary of The Army. When it was broken during the Korean War it was transferred from a 1 piece two a 2 piece, to save glass. I know of only 2 frames in existence.”

Here are a few others from the archives that might be M-38 split windshields

1) This M-38 appears to have one: http://www.ewillys.com/2010/05/07/year-m-38-mount-vernon-wa-4000/
2) Possibly a modified one(?): http://www.ewillys.com/2014/06/03/1947-cj-2a-lexington-tx-4700/

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Braedenton, FL Jeep Parts, Signs, Etc for Sale $1.25M

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Jim forwarded a FB post showing that the folks that bought the Bradenton, FL, jeep parts store has listed the contents at a price of $1.25M. (we previously discussed the sale of the store contents here)

There are some wondering vintage toys and signs and parts, but I expect that price will drop. The expense to identify, inventory, pack, ship, unpack, post online, and ready the parts for shipping is a massive and expensive undertaking I would imagine, which drops the value. That said, I sure would like a few of those toys and signs though!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfvqKXqLLmONDbPTpFzZbGg

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Roger’s Newest Toy Find

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models

Roger Martin bought this cool, Marine-made jeep.

He wrote, “I bought another Jeep. It was built by marine in August of 1948. He was a machinist on a ship during the war. The wheels are made out of solid brass. The toy is pretty heavy. I bought it from a guy yesterday who bought it in 1970 from the widow of the original owner that built it. The Marine that built it worked for Fisher body in Cincinnati, Ohio.”

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1947 CJ-2A Bennett, CO $6200

• CATEGORIES: News

Has a variety of mods. Has on overdrive.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378176780968170/

“1947 willys 4×4 with chevy 350 v8 runs and drives 3spd with overdrive 9k winch new tires asking 6200 obo”

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1952 M-38A1 w/ Trailer Monterey, CA BaT Auction

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

David share this auction or a matching M-38A1 and trailer. Looks like a good combo.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1952-willys-m38-a1-with-matching-m100-custom-trailer/

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“This 1952 Willys M38A1 MD has been refinished in blue bedliner material and is powered by a Ford 302ci V8 linked to a T18 four-speed manual transmission, a dual-range transfer case, and a Warn overdrive unit. The interior is equipped with bucket seats trimmed in black, and equipment includes a roll cage with a roof covering, 15″ wheels, two spares, a front tow bar, a winch, dual 15-gallon fuel tanks, and a jerrycan. An included Dunbar Kapple M-100 trailer has been modified with a rear tailgate and finished to match the truck, and a Smittybilt pop-up tent is mounted on top of the trailer. Approximately 5k miles are said to have been added since completion of the refurbishment approximately three years ago, and the current owner acquired the truck and trailer in 2014 and 2015, respectively. This modified Willys and Dunbar trailer are now offered at no reserve on dealer consignment, and both vehicles have their own California titles.”

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1943 GPW Gig Harbor, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000.

Looks like a good price.

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“For sale is a complete and running Government Issue Survivor 1943 Ford GPW flat fender Jeep (same as Willys MB but manufactured by Ford to keep up with demand during the war… if you are reading this you probably already know that). Still has the original flathead four-cylinder engine and original running gear. Has new Coker / Firestone military NDT tires. Has military canvas and soft top bows. Only thing missing is the emergency brake assembly. Lots of newer odds and ends like steering box rebuild, fuel pump, drivelines rebuilt and fresh seat cushions and military OD green canvas upholstery. This particular unit was a Navy Jeep during its service lift as evidenced by the two holes above the glove box for the USN id tags. Cash or cashiers check only. Do not even think about low balling I do not need to sell it that bad.

 
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1966 Jeep Wagoneer Milton, WV $9500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Chris shared this early Wagoneer. It looks in good shape, especially for an Eastern jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3285059448397800

“All original Jeep, original paint, couple small rust spots, good interior, 6 cyl, 3 spd. Running and driving, rare vehicle”

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1951 CJ-3A Sioux City, IA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has an interesting air-intake setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1370232563455008

“Model 451GB1, body restored, licensed and mechanically solid. Interior needs work. Gauges don’t work. Spare tire, rear mount not installed in photos, and spare used engine goes with this deal. Does not use oil, driveline and engine,4 cylinder flat head, running condition. Mileage is unknown Has a tow bar so can be pulled”

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1947? DJ-3A/CJ Dalton, OH $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

Tom shared this flattie for sale. This looks to be a DJ-3A Convertible body on a CJ chassis (probably 2A based on the engine and radiator). I’m betting the gas inlet on the driver’s side is a mod.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/739494307293337

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“Have 1947 with title Tub had plate on saying 1954 took off to check and lost them in house remodeling . Did lots of work on it 11 years ago , new wiring , water pump, head gasket was leaking ( shaved head .015), fuel/water separator, new brakes and master cylinder, new muffler and homemade Bimini top. Always smoked and not a lot of power, but plowed snow good. Daughter was driving it about 6 years ago and she said it started smoking and nocking and would not run right. Been sitting in garage. Since. Don’t have time to rebuild flat head motor or the cash right now. Block is in good shape. I installed large bumper and boxed front of frame for snow plow, have original bumper. Added Reece hitch. It has PTO hook up but they never put leaver through floor. Decided need 24’ enclosed trailer instead….lol Have extra springs and steering linkage Did compression test 55,57,72 & 75 starting on #1 . Askin $2200 obo if anyone is interest”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Stillwater, NY $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/565016608335709

“51 Willys Jeep CJ3A runs and drives, 134 flathead 4 cylinder, I don’t have to sell I just don’t use it much asking $9500”

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1954? CJ-3A Assonet, MA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is likely a 1953 titled as a 1954. It’s got some unusual body mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/379088330882006

“1954 Jeep Willys runs drives and shifts excellent everything works. Clean Massachusetts title in hand.”

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1951 CJ-3A Tumwater, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

it’s a project with updates.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/olympia-cj3-willys/7503177755.html

“1951 CJ3 Willy’s Jeep. 4.3 chev. Engine, new disc brakes, shocks, rack and pinion steering, many new parts. Moving and can’t finish. 5 new tires and wheels. Needs put together and paint.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Los Angeles, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

Listed as a 1947, this looks to be a column shift VEC CJ-2A.

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“For sale is a 1947 Jeep Willys CJ2A. I believe this is a civilian Jeep. It has been owned by the same gentleman since 1989. He was a local guy in Marina, CA. This was his hunting rig that he drove for years. It ended up sitting for sometime as he got too old to drive it. But it is an original CA black plated car that has its clean title. Since we got the jeep we did a number of different things. It has an all new carburetor, rebuilt starter, new plugs, new points. We replaced the timing chain and a few other little things. Currently it is running and driving pretty well! It still obviously needs to be gone through some more but currently it will run and drive down the road, shift through all its gears well, has a working overdrive and even the old Koenig PTO winch is working perfectly. The tires are in great shape. The brakes I worked on a little bit, but it will need additional work. Working E-Brake and working lights! This jeep is solid all around and has very minimal rust.”

 
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1967 VW Dune Buggy Montrose, CO $1750

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This is an unusual VW build. Seems a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/579895336733602

“Custom Dune Buggy with VW engine not sure size. Really unique build, last on the road in 2001. Clean title.”

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1959 FC-170 Fenton, MO $49,600

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(03/19/2022) Blaine shared this nice looking FC-170.

https://www.motoexotica.com/inventory/inventory/15277/1960/Willys/6156814809

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“1960 Willys FC-170 COE Pickup Truck 4×4
Complete and comprehensive frame-on restoration performed in 2015
Period-correct President Red exterior with Glacier White trim
Red, white and gray interior
226 CID Super Hurricane inline six-cylinder engine
Borg-Warner T-90 three-speed manual transmission and Spicer two-speed transfer case
Spicer 44F front axle with 4.89:1 ratio and a Spicer 53 semi-floating a rear with 4.88:1 ratio
Dealer-installed power take-off front winch
Side-mounted spare tire and wheel
103-inch wheelbase, 7,000 GVWR and 108-inch cargo bed
Same owner since 2012 (10 years)”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Phelan, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

It’s got the Worman-manufactured early half cab.

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“1947 Willys cj2a Factory half cab very very rare ! A link below will explain this cab. Floor is soild need rear quarter repairs, engine and trans are froze
$2200.00 with bill of sale $2800.00 if i find the pink slip.

Cash no checks no cashier’s check

If it’s listed it still for sale

This is the factory cab not aftermarket Sears, JC Whitney, Acme

UPDATE: I’ve been asked if this is a Worman MFG cab ,from my understanding wormans were the first aluminum Willys Factory contracted. Please click link below for explanation on this cab

Like most steel aftermarket hard tops, the Willys halfcab was much too heavy to casually remove and re-install, so many of these impressive half cabs have been scrapped, making this a rare and very desirable hard top.

https://www.cj3b.info/Hardtops/WillysHardtop.html

 
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CJ-2A & M-38A1 Parts Antelope, CA

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38A1

A CJ-2A body and various parts for sale.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/pts/d/lancaster-willys-cj2a-project/7501780642.html

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“1946 cj2a tub with vin $600
Flat fender 1 peice fiberglass front end $50
Stainless steel flat fender windshield $200
M38 windshield frame $50
Cj2a front fenders $50
Cj5 frame $50
M38a1 grill with radiator sold
M38a1 antenna with mount $20
M38a1 gas tanks x2 $20 each”

 
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Year? MB Valley Center, CA $1300

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1300.

(05/27/2022) This project is about to be reclaimed by planet earth.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/d/valley-center-mb-willys-jeep-project/7501534435.html

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“For sale is a willys MB project vehicle. Includes
Orginal Willys MB tube
front fenders
with replacement floor with surface rust.
Seat frames
A 1950s willys jeep chassis
Front and rear axles
Go Devil Willys engine block 50’s era
Have exhaust and intake manifolds two different carbs
A complete tranny and tcase
steering column
Maybe an air cleaner
And whatever other parts I have that I can find.

This is a orginal as is jeep. Its not perfect in any way. The floors have been removed from the orginal tube and that is why it comes with a new set of floors.

I will not separate anything from the lot. Please do not ask.

Will except all reasonable offers!

 
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Half Year Gone Already!

• CATEGORIES: News

That was a quick first half of 2022! It seems like it was just January…. Just this update today, as I will be busy installing some final trim on the guest house so the trim can be painted (see the bottom pics).

Our highlight from the Fourth was a short visit by Cowboy and Donna on their way from Illinois to the ocean. Cowboy accompanied Russ on our 2017 trip to Alaska and we’ve remained good friends since (as all the trip participants have). Somehow, I got no pics of the four of us!

However, to help them spot our place, I drove Patterson to the front of the property: It made for a couple good pics. 
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Our lowlight from the Fourth was watching the dry hills a few miles to the south of us catch fire from idiots shooting illegal fireworks over the dry Horse Heaven Hills. I’d estimate the fire line was roughly 2 miles long. This morning, this section of the hills is black; thankfully, the fire(s) are extinguished.

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On another note, I was surprised on the 3rd to see this CJ-3B sitting in our neighbor’s field across the road. This is the first time I’ve seen the 3B at their place. They were shooting at something, presumably marmots. I’ll find out more about the jeep when I next see them:

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Finally, Ann decided it was time to paint the guest house, so I’ve been enlisted to finish up the exterior window trim (for some reason this was never completed). Here’s a before look at the rather bland colors:

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Here, the red color is mostly completed, giving it much more of a “barn” feel. The dark blue will be replaced with white.

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Updates on the Racer

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs

I hope everyone enjoys their Fourth of July! We are spending it at home as we work on various projects. I’ve mostly been focusing on jeeps, while Ann has taken on painting the guest house a barn-red color. 

I spent some time a couple days ago work on the racer’s frame (removing and grinding). Along the way I discovered a few interesting tidbits.

Here’s where I started, with the gas tank, battery, and cowl in place. Because I want to gain a few more inches for the cockpit, I want to move the gas tank and battery back farther, which means redoing the mounts for both.

Before removal:

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After .. you can more easily see the custom crossmember that was added when the frame was widened. Not the prettiest installation work.

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While looking at the rear of the frame, I noticed that the frame seems to widened further in back. It turns out the rear of the frame rails is about 1.5″ wider than the mid section and front section of the frame. I don’t believe that was intentional. Here are a couple pics looking down both frames rails. It’s easy to see the frame’s bows. However, I don’t want to redo the entire frame at this point; I’m more interested in functionality.

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It’s hard not to want to toss the frame and do a full rebuild, but I don’t want to make that investment of time and money until I’m sure I still enjoy racing. It just has to be safe, comfy, and dependable. Looks can come later.

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1971 Jeepster SC-1 Sport Commando Walla Walla, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,995.

Ken shared this rare Jeepster SC-1 Sport Commando. This one has had some mods. You can learn more about them in the Motor Trend article: https://www.motortrend.com/features/1710-1971-jeepster-sc-1-hurst-commando/

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“This 1971 Jeepster Commando SCI and the 1971 Jeepster Hurst Edition were built for only a couple of months or so making them the rarest Jeeps ever built. Only around 300 of each were ever built and around 125 Hurst Editions are known to exist and less SC1’s are known to survive making it the rarest Jeep known.

I bought it pretty much as is a few years ago adding the wheels and tires. Everything mechanical was rebuilt like the V6 engine and upgraded in horsepower with 4bbl carb, turbo 400 tranny both rear end and front end. Power Steering and Power brakes were added and an aftermarket stereo replaces the original radio and unfortunately small refinements were made to the dash to get an earlier edition radio to fit.

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1949 CJ-3A Edmond, OK $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/747704586678747

“Relisting since potential buyer cancelled. 1949 Willys CJ3 in good condition, drives very well, no rust, not a project. Small V6 with 3-speed manual transmission. Tonneau top and full top with doors. 5 matching wheels and tires. Will consider trade for 65-73 or 79-93 Mustang or newer Wrangler of similar value.”

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1963 CJ-5 Prague, OK $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Nice wheels/tires. I’m pretty sure the faux battery box lid was phased out after the 1963 year, which suggest this might be a 1962 or earlier. Has a Meyer hardtop, with a handy-looking luggage rack, and a Ramsey PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/697706211497483

“Hard top cj5 willies with doors Ramsey winch pto option starts and drives with new tires and spare cool all original minus seats cold take less if u have a diff set of wheels”

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1959 CJ-3B Hutchinson, KS $8998

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

The rear cargo area might have been rebuilt.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/539873397833654

“1959 Willy’s Jeep CJ3B Rare “High Hood” model Runs and drives! Has some rust Not perfect but a good project that doesn’t need much! 3 speed manual 4 wheel drive New brakes all the way around! Full soft top and soft doors Hard to find Willy’s!”

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1964 CJ-3B Mesquite, TX $15,000 OBO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Needs some tuning at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/441564257438209

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“1964 Jeep CJ3b, the last year for the flat fender jeep. Runs and drives, but needs a little TLC. Frame off restoration done by Gateway Classic cars in late 2014. Dauntless V6 with a 3 speed manual trans. 4×4. My grandparents purchased it at auction and took delivery in December of 2014. It sat outside for a couple of years, and as a result, the top has mold on the inside. No rips or tears, but I have had the top off ever since I bought it from my grandparents because it feels bigger and cleaner without it.

Been inside my garage since I bought it. Needs a little carb work, nothing major. Runs and drives, but it does need to warm up quite a bit to get it to idle well. New tires January 2021. (Brand new spare in back.) New battery January 2021. New Brakes February 2021. New Radiator February 2021. And a few more repairs since then. Paint is in great shape, but does have a few blemishes. Incredibly clean, rust free. OBO or trade. Let’s make a deal.”