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1960? Kaiser – Willys Motor Sale Service Mailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I missed out on this sales and service mailer which sold on eBay for $31.77. Rare, yes, but $31.77? It was too much for small mailer.

Given it touts the Maverick show (though the plug is relegated to the back of the brochure), I suspect this is probably from 1960. There is no form identifier.

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1956 Light Duty Rescue Truck Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Light Duty Rescue Truck brochure is currently listed on eBay for $9.99 (plus $12 shipping). It looks a little used, but still a rare brochure. You can view more pages here.

View all the information on eBay


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Unusual Front Hubs

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Aaron Holdaway discovered this unusual set of hubs. He posted pictures of them to Facebook. He plans to disassemble them and take photos. I’ll share those photos if/when he does.

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1955 CJ-5 Millsap, TX $4500


Oddly, this first-year CJ-5 has the 5-gauge set rather than the large KS setup. Anyone ever seen this on a CJ-5?  If someone replaced the big speedo with small gauges, they did a good job.

“55 Willys CJ5. Runs. Original Hurricane 4 cylinder. Been stored under cover, solid tub. Been used on ranch since 70s. Clear title in my name. $4500 cash firm.”

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1944 GPW Bloomington, IL $16,000


Tom shared this rebuilt GPW with an MB replica body. It looks like a well-done rebuild.

“-new windshield, hood, fenders and body -new NDT tires -engine completely rebuilt -transmission has new cluster gear -everything else has been gone through and checked over -all new brake shoes, wheel cylinders, master cylinder and break line -new seat frames and covers, new rear seat and cushion – made by Beachwood -A-1 shape and parade ready -cross posted”

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1950 CJ-3A Mountlake Terrace, WA $2200


Looks like a good price.

“1950 CJ-3A. Affordable project jeep. Original drivetrain. 11” brake upgrade. New springs shackles and hangers. Exhaust and shocks also replaced. Fold away spare tire mount. Tow bar. Extra military wheel set.
Contact me with serious questions. Clear title in my name. Not taking offers. Price is firm.”

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Year? CJ-2A Harker Heights, TX $7000


This has an unusual windshield setup.

“CJ-2A with some extras. Not fully stock but the original engine and powertrain. Recently rebuilt transmission and transfer case. Plenty of recent maintenance has been done to include front brakes, carburetor, fuel lines…etc”

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1949 CJ-3A Spring Branch, TX $20,000


This includes a rear PTO, gearbox and shield.

“1949 Jeep Willys CJ3A. Power PTO on rear end, factory bed extender, all original. We are only the third owner. Runs great and in excellent condition.”

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1947 CJ-2A Cedar Creek, TX $3500


This has a few mods, including an f-head.

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“1947 Jeep CJ2 with a CJ3B engine (so its not the flat head engine)
Runs excellent. Brand new gas tank installed. New seat upholstery needs installed. Has new bimini top. Comes with an extra transmission and transfer case.
Clutch cable does need some adjustment. I did drive this down the road a few weeks ago, ran, drove, and shifted fine.
4×4 works.
Has tow hitch on front.
Clean title in hand.
$3500 or trade for other classic cars or trucks.”

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1951 Wagon New Braunfels, TX $8600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Only one pic, but there may be some potential here. Unclear how much TLC is needed.

“Starts, interior is actually good, extra parts go with wagon. Fixed up this is a great wagon. Just needs some TLC”


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1947 CJ-2A LaPryor, TX $2500


This has some body rot, but there may be some parts value here.

“1947 Willys CJ2A. Barn find. Comes with Engine, transmission, transfer case, axles, 5 new tires, hard top and full doors. Missing interior. Glass broken. Floor boards rusted and will need replacement. No title. Willing to trade for nanny goats, heifers, quality hay, covered livestock trailer or $2500 cash.”

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1957 FC-150 Friday Harbor, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Maybe be a good excuse to take your significant other to the San Juan Islands.

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“1957 Willys Jeep FC150 cab over truck. Rebuilt F134 engine, rebuilt front and rear differentials. Factory Dana Powrlock limited slip in rear, Powertrax Lock Right in front. New brakes and Warn hubs. Body has minimal rust. some cancer in drivers side cab corner that is easily repairable. Truck is mostly complete minus the glass. Have the original seats. Has not been started for several years. Kept in shop for last 20 years. Excellent basis for a great restoration. No rust in bed. Complete with tailgate, factory counterbalance weight in rear. Rare early narrow track truck first year of production. No title but will include a clear title for a Willys truck so it can be licensed. $4000”

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1948 CJ-2A Bosque Farms, NM $2000


Given the ignition switch holes aren’t in the dash, this might have a 3A body.

“1948 willys, this is a project vehicle, all original parts are there,engine turns, no title!!!”

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1946 CJ-2A Lavon, TX $6500


It sounds like this may need some TLC.

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“The motor has been changed with a 2.4 liter from a Ford Pinto. This has a Warn overdrive. The body is in nice shape. The carb needs some adjustment. It has 2 sets of tires that includes the original rims. Both set need replacing. Has the soft top and doors that are in fair condition.”

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Year? M-38 Freeport, TX $2500


UPDATE: This was for sale on eBay. 

(06/13/2022) Bill shared this M-38.

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“Up for sale is a M38 Willys military Jeep. It is a good restoration prospect! It has not run in 10+ years and will need engine, transmission, and other drive train work to get it back on the road.
A lot of the critical parts you will need are still on the Jeep. The body and fenders are very straight. Hood includes the snorkel hole plate. Only known filler is the passenger side rear corner. It will need a new floor to restore. It has all of the major electrical parts (starter, regulator, and generator). Other parts present include floor plates, correct seat frames, new glass and gasket 5 years ago, proper original and correct M38 oil bath air cleaner, crossover pipe, front shackle brackets, etc. It has 4 of the original and correct wheels. Very old tires (including Mohawk Chief and U.S. Royal) need to be replaced, although current tires do hold air.
The vehicle has no title. Dash board data plate is missing. Original MC-????? Original data plate on the passenger side wheel well shows MC-xxxx7. Can make out the MC, but not all of the numbers.These were built from 1949-1952. Guessing it is a 1952.
Included in the sale is another M38 engine and transmission (last 3 pictures). Treat as a core.
Let me know should you need to see any additional photos.

The $2500 price is FIRM… not ask!
Local pickup in Freeport, TX. It will need to be trailered.
Payment is cash upon pick up.
No title..”

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1953 M-38A1 Huntsville, TX $4550


This appears to be pretty solid. There might be some rust on the passenger side (I can’t tell for certain).

“Rare military jeep mostly original
original 4Cyl. Hurricane Engine”

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WWII Generator Burleson, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This has been stored around 15 years.

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“WWII 1940’s. Willys Jeep Flathead 4 cylinder generator.
Been sitting in a barn for 15yrs +
I just pulled it out of the barn 2 days ago
It runs, it generates power as it should
Been sitting for all these years, so you know it will need some work, I’ve already spent the time to make sure everything works but it will need.
Spark plug wires
2 tires
Gas tank either cleaned or replaced, recommend replacement
Asking $1,000 obo
Will entertain trades but cash is king but not required. Text me only pls”

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1949 CJ-3A San Antonio, TX $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/18/2021) Needs work.

“I have a 1949 CJ3A Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, has a blue bonded title. I got the parts to start the brakes, but haven’t installed them yet. It’s not a rust bucket and would be fine on a ranch as-is, but it needs work. It would be a fun project for someone who has the room and the mechanical ability for a do it yourself project. I am firm on the price.”

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The Ripple Effect …

• CATEGORIES: Features

The month of July was going to be work-on-jeep month. Instead, after Ann launched her painting of the guest house, it became work-on-the guest-house-exterior month. Oh well, such is life.

One project on the house, led to another, rippling farther and farther …. First, I jumped into painting the exterior so that could get finished (Ann had to halt painting, as she began to have migraines and auras). But, that led to pulling up the deck to replace the plywood decking, which led to the realization that the whole deck needed rebuilding, which led to the opportunity to regrade around the east and north side of the place, which led to adding a French drain for the deck’s gutter.

Though redoing all this had been the plan, I hadn’t planned on doing this right now. My hope is to finish up the deck today, as we have 110 degree+ temps arriving in a couple days for a few days.

This pic shows the deck frame on temporary supports as I get everything squared up.


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3D-Printable Willys MB Model $4.79

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

If you have access to a 3D printer, you might try printing this 3D model jeep. The download costs $4.79. I’ve included a video so you can see how this thing is assembled.

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Custom Model Mini-Jeep Seven Springs, PA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: You can contact Larry directly at 717 880 4432. Leave a message and he will return your call.

Ross’ friend Larry has this cool, Crosley powered mini-jeep for sale.

“4 cylinder gas engine
Electric winch
3speed transmission with reverse
Fully functional transfer case
Overall length 4’”

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Radio Power Pack for WWII Jeep


The title is also the description. No pics provided. Thanks to Bill if this turns out to be something cool.

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1950 CJ-3A San Fernando Valley, CA $19,950


David shared this clean looking, refurbed CJ-3A.

“Amazing convertible 4×4 drive.
Classic 1950 Willy Jeep.

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2022 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 29-31 Ohio

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE III: Next weekend is Roger and Sharon’s the Southwest Ohio Jeep FC event. Given our temps here in WA State will hit around 108 degrees, it sounds like Ohio would be a better place to be!

UPDATE II: Roger’s selling these FC-Gathering T-shirts with an FC-Tour jeep theme. You can order them online here:



8th Annual Southwest Ohio Jeep FC Gathering & Swap Meet. Contact Roger for more info:

July 29, 30, 31
Roger and Sharon Martin’s Place
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road Waynesville, OH 45068
937-477-5270 rogerjm55

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1953? CJ-3B? (or a Mitsubishi) Galt, CA $4000


UPDATE: Regarding the serial number plates, my guess is that they are not original to the jeep. 

Also, Derek Redmond provided his thoughts on this jeep: “The 3B you sent is unusual indeed. You didn’t mention whether you noticed the serial number plate is from a 1953 stripped chassis 3B.  But there’s nothing that really ties that to the Jeep itself.  You’re correct about it being a Mitsu, although an earlier model than the one you found on my site.  The drawing at is pretty much identical – it would be an early 1953 CJ3B-J4.

I guess it could be just a Mitsu body dropped on the stripped chassis. I don’t know enough about Mitsu mechanical parts to tell if there are any clues in the photos.

The little bracket welded to the grille is definitely for a Japanese unit badge. The one on the driver’s side of the dash could also be for some military thing like a rifle holder, although I don’t recall seeing one before.

The fuel filler, hood cutout, glovebox, bumperettes, blackout marker lights, lack of tailgate and the windshield all say Mitsu military. The windshields almost always had a vent in the center, but some of the very earliest did not, probably when the stampings were still coming from the US. 

I have seen some Mitsu under hood photos that look like they possibly show those brackets on the fender, but it’s hard to tell.  Same with the drawing.”


This unusual “CJ-3B” has a number of odd elements. Given the passenger indents, I thought this might have a replacement body. However, the lack of a tailgate, the unusual passenger fender, the grille with a metal piece welded between the tines, and the split windshield suggested to me that this might be something else.

“1953 Willys CJ3B Jeep
Needs restored!
1953 Willys CJ3B Jeep
Needs restored!
Comes with rebuilt 4 cylinder Hurricane flathead motor; not installed.
Title lost. Been stored for 39 years. Owned for 54 years!
Miscellaneous parts”

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