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1982 DJ-5 Jefferson, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

No engine or tranny, but this roller looks in good shape.

“Excellent condition for a 1982.Only 42,614 miles. No engine or transmission but have cores available. Put your own V8 and transmission in and go like a bat. Also have 4 more DJ5Ls for parts”

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1951 CJ-3A Body Svenson, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has some floor rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1454400804891411

“1951 Willys Jeep · Driven NaN miles Body fender hood.no motor or transmission.comes with clear title and plates. Located in svenson”

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1948 CJ-2A Florence, MS $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Those front frame rails have been through some surgeries.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/172633707884590

“What you are looking at is an original CJ2A willys Jeep. The first of the civilian Jeeps made. The old jeep is complete for the most part. I have a windshield for it. The engine compartment is also very complete with the original 134L flathead 4 cylinder and the T90 3 speed transmission. The Jeep doesn’t currently run.”

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Year? FC-170 Cloverdale, CA $1150

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/05/2021) Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/706140550072512

“Willys FC170, has rust on about every panel. No engine, transmission or transfer case. Axles will need to be gone through. Otherwise, itll be great yard art or a body for another chassis”

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1943 Photo on the Dropping of Bond “Honor Scrolls”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This was something new to me. Some war bond buyers were allowed to sign scrolls that would then be loaded on bombers and dropped over Axis-controlled countries. This photo and caption appeared in the May 20, 1943, issue of the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis.

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June 1944 Article About the Jeep Name Investigation

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This article discusses the ongoing investigation into the jeep name business. Minnesota had a particular interest in this issue, due to Minneapolis-Moline’s development of a vehicle that was called a jeep prior to the completion of the Bantam BRC in late September of 1940. Unlike Willys-Overland, Minneapolis-Moline had no interest in owning the name; instead, they felt the name jeep belonged to the government.

This first article is from the August 21, 1940, issue of the Minneapolis Star and identifies the new Minneapolis-Moline tractor as a “jeep”:

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The second article, dated June 05, 1944, goes into Minneapolis-Moline’s views on the jeep name:

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Fond David Bradley Trailer Memories

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping

David Bradley trailers are often an after thought among trailers, but for a woman named Diane, her family’s trailer continues to provide warm memories of Colorado camping with her parents and siblings. You can reader her brief story at the end of a forum thread that Maury started years ago about David Bradley trailers on the ECJ5 site.

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/the-sears-david-bradley-trailer.74865/page-11#post-1644504

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Harmony, PA, Made-in-Pennsylvania Car Show March 27-April 11

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

If you have some time, you might want to check out the Bantam BRC-40 that will be included in a made-in-Pennsylvania 5-car auto show at the Harmony Museum in Harmony, Pennsylvania. The show is scheduled to last from March 27-April 11. From the website, it looks like a pretty neat place. It looks like we have another place to visit on our next trip to Pennsylvania!

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Whoa! Hemmings Highlights a CJ-10

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

Bill shared this Hemmings find-of-the-day by Daniel Strohl. It looks like the CJ-10 may be gaining popularity.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/03/17/find-of-the-day-is-now-the-time-for-the-jeep-cj-10-to-rise-from-obscurity

The particular CJ-10 that Hemmings highlights has been nicely rebuilt and has a price of $46,900:

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jeep/scrambler/2470398.html#&gid=1&pid=19

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1949 CJ-3A Yorba Linda, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has updates.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/yorba-linda-1949-willys-jeep-cj2a/7290495947.html

“Willys Jeep CJ2A, rebuilt GM 2.8 V6 with paper work, original T90 3 speed transmission and Dana 18 transfer case. Body was recently removed and all rust repaired. Rebuilt brake system with new master and slave cylinder. (Stops very well) All electrical has been rewired. Rebuilt steering box, full roll cage, rear seat, winch, tow bar, and good tires.”

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Koenig CJ-5 Half Cab Missoula, MT $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

The top looks in reasonable shape.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/pts/d/helmville-willys-jeep-cj5-koenig-half/7288476350.html

“eep Half Cab, came off of an early Willys CJ5. A fine example of an early Koenig cab. Great shape, complete, minimal surface rust. Windows go up and down. Left window cracked. No drill holes in roof. Model number unknown. I have the missing left door flange, top piece, the spot-weld just cracked off. As you can see it doesn’t fit my CJ3A, but I don’t want to chop this nice top up!”

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1950 CJ-3A Fairfield, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It needs some work.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/fairfield-1950-jeep-cj-3a/7293182910.html

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“This is a 1950 Willy’s Jeep CJ-3A barn find – kind of… This Jeep has been in storage about 10 years, other than the wheels, seats and roll-bar, as far as I can tell is stock and runs. The Jeep has been in the family for several decades and was used almost exclusively as a trail vehicle for hunting – long before today’s side-by-sides became popular. I inherited it in 2020 but is now in my garage. While it does run, when engaging the clutch, a knock occurs and the clutch does not engage so the Jeep is in Neutral until fixed. All linkage moves, but nothing happens but the knock.

Other than checking fluids and purging the fuel line before starting it about a month ago, nothing else has been done. It also comes with a complete spare rear axle as seen in the pictures. No idea why the axle was with the Jeep, no reason to believe that the stock one is in need of repair, but it was with the Jeep in storage. While I’d love to take a crack at the clutch, I know it will likely take a bit more to become road worthy, I just don’t have the passion and knowledge necessary to do this Jeep justice. Here’s where you come in… Clean Title and current non-op registration.”

 
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NOS Selectro Hubs Gonzales, CA $400

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Looks to be 10 spline hubs.

https://monterey.craigslist.org/pts/d/gonzales-jeep-willys-selectro-hubs/7288012770.html

“NOS selectro hubs. Jeep willys ford gpw. Cj2a. Cj3a. Cj5 from 1942-1971
International scout 80,800 models with dana 25, 27. $400 obo cash can ship via usps paypal”

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1952 M-38 Barona Indian Reservation $3300

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Doesn’t run.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/el-cajon-willys-m38-jeep-military/7288305045.html

“Willys M38 Military Jeep Original
Condition: Right now its just sitting in my storage yard for many years and does not run & has not been started in a long time so she needs work to get running great project M38 24 Volt Equipment I have No title or registration I will give you a bill of sale Low ball offers will be ignored”

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1948 CJ-2A? Yucca Valley, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s not clear to me what still needs to be done besides paint.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucca-valley-1948-cj3-willys-jeep/7292085655.html

“1948 CJ3 willys jeep unfinished restoration, completely restored and boxed frame, restored axels and driveline, turbo 400 transcend 4.3 chevy V6, none of the running mechanicals- {have even gotten fluids yet}- late 40s willys tub-tailgate,hood and grille, flat fenders. rear axle is set up like the front , for freewheel locking hubs for easy towing. this project is 85%finished, giving you a drive it next month if you’re a novice, or a pro would take a week at most.if you are calling for specific parts have in mind your offers, “before you make your voice call””

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Tremaine Cooper Passed Away on Saturday

• CATEGORIES: Features

Sadly, Tremaine Coooper of Bluemont, Virginia, was in an accident Saturday and passed away. He was 52 years old.

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Here is Tremaine in front of a jump I’m assuming he designed. The photo is from his Facebook page.

While his main focus in life was Equestrian Event Course Design (read a short obituary about him and his event history here and view some of his creative event courses here on Facebook), for which he was internationally recognized, he too was afflicted with the Willys Sickness. He had been a regular reader of eWillys over the years and we corresponded on an irregular basis about jeeps.

In December of 2019, he learned about my trip to Virginia and hoped to meet up so he could show me the local jeeps around Bluemont (he put together several collections for us to see). I suspect it would have been a great visit. Regrettably, as often happens, I ran short on time, so I had to put it off. Then, the pandemic hit, so I had to cancel plans to fly back to Virginia in the spring of 2020.

In late 2020, Tremaine visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water and Kentuk Knob, where he learned that Frank Lloyd Wright had owned jeeps, among other cars. He was excited to share what he learned, which led to this post.

In January of 2021 he wrote that he was hoping to have some work out in the PNW during the summer of 2021, so hoped to meet up at that time.

Alas, now we’ll have to schedule a visit together in that big jeepers reunion and parts swap meet in the afterworld. My warmest regards to Brian and Tremaine’s family.

 
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March 18-21 Parker Military Vehicle Display and Swap Meet

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE:  This Parker, Arizona, event begins this Friday. I’m sorry I can’t be down there to support Joe and the rest of the group, as this would be a nice break from our craziness here, but if all goes well and the event is held next year, we will make an effort to be down there (then head to the final FC Roundup, assuming it’s held in March of 2022). 

(02/16/2021) Joe-in-Mesa forwarded plans for a military vehicle display and swap meet next month over the weekend of March 18-21 at La Pax County Park in Parker, Arizona. The weather should be beautiful that time of year.Here is the basic information.

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A PDF version of the below application can be downloaded here:

 
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1946? Video of Ship Arrival Includes Unloading of Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

John found this video which shows a pretty cool shot of a jeep being unloaded (begins at the 2:12 mark). Now that’s the way to exit a ship!

“Various shots of large battleship in dock. Shots of warships off shore. Several shots of HMS ‘Invincible’ making her way up the estuary. People watch from the shore. Shots of the ship docking. A crane lifts a jeep from the deck of the ship to the shore. Several shots of crew members walking down steps to the shore. M/Ss of the Captain (?) giving speech (no sound).”

 
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Mid-1950s Willys Motors Brochures on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury shared this eBay ad. The price is $65, but the seller will consider offers. The “Jeep Means Business is from 1954”, the “Public Service” is from 1955, as is the “Completely New” CJ-5 brochure. The DJ-3A brochure is from 1956.

View all the information on ebay

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Anodized Aluminum FC-theme Key Chain or Ornaments Rossiter, PA $7

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

I just ran across these on Facebook. I’m not sure how large they are.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1253964651657019

“Fc-150 and FC-170 anodized aluminum engraved ornaments/keychains for sale. Each has the emblem on one side and the fc on the other side.. I have blue and red available..$7 each shipped”

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1943 MB San Juan Capistrano, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $16,000.

Bill shared this MB on eBay, currently listed at $16,000.

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1947 CJ-2A Casco, MI $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is worth a closer look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185147146492476

“1947 Jeep Willys. Runs and drives. Original online 4 cylinder with 3 speed and 4wd. The original color was red so I think it might have been issued to a fire department. It’s like an old Harley, it will leave its mark in your driveway. It’s been coverted to 12v.”

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1942 Willys MB Slat Grille Auburn, CA $23,500

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $23,500.

(02/27/2021) Bill spotted this MB for sale. It is being sold though a Buy-it-now (or Make Offer) on eBay.

View all the information on eBay

“1942 Willys MB Jeep built 1/8/1942. The serial # is 110515, frame # 110515, engine # MB595247. This Jeep was restored 18 years ago and driven 20 miles since. The Jeep has the original metal and Tub with some rust in the forward hat channel and a dent behind the passengers seat (see photos). The engine starts easily and runs very well, the transmission works as it should. The transfer case works correctly but is dripping some oil. All gauges work except the fuel gauge. The tires are as new and the brakes are very good. All electrical is working except the horn. Correct dish wheels. This Jeep has the correct steering wheel, the later WWII jeeps had the steel spoke wheels to save rubber.
This is a good looking and good driving 42 MB.”

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1959 FC-170 Glen Mills, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It’s a project or parts vehicle.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/198173494991501

“Available for viewing Friday (3/19) and Saturday (3/20). If this add is up, it is available. 1959 Willys Jeep FC-160 -6 cylinder with manual transmission. -barn stored -Missing front windshield but most/all other glass intact. – headlight buckets and misc chrome included in sale – clean title”

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1950 CJ-3A Wolcott, CT $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6900.

(12/11/2021) No mention as to whether the plow is included.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1028837627610875

“SELLING FOR A RELATIVE.

Jeep Willys 1950
Beautiful Jeep, runs like it did in 1950
Everything was done on the jeep new brakes, new filters, many new parts, driven every day.

Clean TITLE
59 k MILES
$ 8500 obo
ALSO WILLING TO TRADE FOR A 92’-95’ Toyota Pickup Truck”

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