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1960 CJ-3B Rifle, CO $6000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/01/2023) Needs a starter at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/348051514734903

“Needs starter, engine has been rebuilt, will trade for dump trailer.”

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1949 CJ-3A Carlsbad, NM $650

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Not sure how much value is here. This has some long front shackles!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1184461392532829

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“Nothing else in these photos are for sell only Selling my 1949 Willys CJ3A. This is a project Jeep. It has a Chevy 283 V8 with a T90 transmission and a Dana 18 transfer case. The frame is straight. It has Ford Model A wheels up front. Body is rough but usable. Firm on price. Im selling for what the motor is worth.”

 
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1955 Article on Uranium Mining Includes Jeeps

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UPDATE: This was originally posted back in January of 2020:

This August 1955 article in Popular Mechanics includes 2 CJ-5s. It took a nuclear scientist to locate the article (long story), but it dove tails nicely off yesterday’s Willys News post that included an article on uranium mining (last page of Willys News) about these two prospectors.
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1964 M-677 Lake George, CO $32,500

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Given how these are priced as projects, this doesn’t seem like a crazy price to me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1431916437452981

“M677 Marine Troope Transport : Willys Data tags and Marine Vin number intact Vintage vietam Camouflage interior this willys beast is ready to roll when the shit hits the fan, cobra CB radio setup Rear Weapons carrier and browning .50 cal mount This willys runs and drives very good, original drivetran, was diesel now ford 289, 2 bbl 4×4 , high low, 3 speed Breaks,tires wire, glass all new. Never hit or rot, last of the great willys!”

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1953 CJ-3B Clarksville, IN $15,000

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Seems like a solid jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/842398679463287/permalink/2151682128534929/

“I’m selling my 1953 CJ3B. It is 6 volt and has a PTO winch on front (this in not connected) and has a rear PTO. Runs and drives good, no rust and was painted its original color (as close as we could get). I purchased this about 11 years ago from someone in AZ and it had no rust when I had it painted. Price is $15,000. Clean title. This is located in Clarksville, Indiana. Please message me with any questions. Also feel free to share.”

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1947 Empire Tractor Everett, PA $5950

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Here’s a good example of a model 90 Empire Tractor.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1802997260190701

“Empire tractor built in Philadelphia PA using Jeep componthrents from radiator to rear end including the entire drivetrain. This unit has many original parts including hoses, hose clamps, wiring and wire clamps. Engine and drivetrain are all original. Tool box is a reproduction. The light switch has been changed and possibly the temperature gauge. It’s a three speed with a two speed transfer case. Road speed is 25mph plus. Reason for selling : I’m older than the tractor and loading/unloading at shows has become a chore.”

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1965 FJ-6(?) Chico, CA $8000

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Andy shared this hot dog capable FJ.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1407983339716739

“Hot dog truck! 80% done needs pint and some break work. Motor running a great and it’s ready to sell hot dogs”

 

 
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1949 Jeepster Fairbanks, AK $10,000

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Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/488223207110167/

“1949 Willys Jeepster fully restored. Awesome parade or just cruising vehicle. Completely rebuilt L134 and T86 three speed w/ overdrive. Truly a fun car to drive down the road. The video in the ad was taken 6/17/24. Lots of spare parts and manuals. Move is forcing sale.”

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1957 FC-150 Paris, IL **SOLD**

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Scott’s selling this nice looking FC-150 Stakebed.

“1957 FC150
4cyl 3 speed
Custom stake body built from new old stock Midwest Body parts, lights and Midwest tags
Also a spare motor , transmission and transfer case !
Asking $21,000

Contact scottingrum @ reagan.com (remove spaces around the @) or 217 712 0097 for more info”

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1952 Custom Wagon Fortuna, CA $11,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

(04/12/2013) It reminds me of the San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour wagons.

“Willys 2 door wagon converted to Surry. 4cyl. F engine 4×4 converted to12v. 3 speed overdrive new tires needs nothing. Also comes with rear enclosure for back that matches top. Very fun always garaged. Price is O.B.O. will accept best cash offer. if its posted its for sake no b.s. no tirekickers”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/275285585513826/

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1968 M-274 Clearfield, UT $9000

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Looks solid. Andy shared this one. Seller will deliver over a pretty wide area.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1163583981449931/

“1968 USMC M274 Mule. 2 Cylinder air cold engine. New Carburetor. Comes with extra carb, Fuel filter and all parts to return to pull start. Electric start with alternator. Has tow Bar and lug Wrench and spare tire. New hour meter as old one was broken. Great running Mule. Added spare seat and basket. I will deliver between Utah and Virginia. Let me know if you would like more information. I am trying to upload video of it driving. I have a Utah title and registration”

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1948 CJ-2A Kirkland, AZ $4000

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It’s a project, but it’s supposed to have prebuilt engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/439194312369635/

“1948 Jeep Willy’s CJ-2A. Complete original rebuilt motor with 26 hours on it. Have invoices for everything thats been done! Title clean and notarized. Brand new clutch and fork / throwout bearing. You’ll need a trailer to tow it. Located in Wilhoit (14 miles south of Prescott) pm offers (no original seats) but have others that may”

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1942 GPW Bend, OR $5000

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Blaine shared this project.

https://bend.craigslist.org/pts/d/trail-1942-ford-jeep/7757128831.html

“1942 Ford Jeep. Has 215 aluminum Olds engine. This is a project . Heads are redone but need to be installed. Brakes redone recently, but vehicle has not been driven for 40 years. Call Harold if interested in more info.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Damascus, OR $1500

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TJ shared this one. It appears to be #17780, but I can’t tell for certain.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/484359287276836

“Barn find 1946 willys cj2a column shift jeep It rolls, shifts freely, has square washer windsheild, wwii tool indents and has title Ext body in ok shape, rust throughout the floor The f head motor may be frozen Located in Oregon Frame rusty but solid Has original tan paint And sunset wheels Original brass radiator Original column shift transmission with cover plate Has starter, alternator, original lights and grill Has original seats”

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Truck Bed Trailer Gillette, WY $750

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Andy shared this trailer from a truck bed for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1694015731338410

“Make a good off road trailer or build overland trailer out of it. Has good w/o tailgate 750 obo”

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1952 Wagon White Sulphur Springs, NY $3000

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Unclear what value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/981674370324569

“Turns over never tried to start I’m selling it for someone no regi $3,000 obo”

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1952 Truck Fountain Hills, AZ $2500

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This might make an interesting build. Andy shared this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/643107610824073

“A willys pickup converted to a roadster pickup with a jeepster split windshield on a 4×4 chassis, no running gear, cab & bed***have 4 fenders, hood grille, tailgate & all panels ,***NO TITLE* BOS ONLY *** blue frt clip is SOLD ** ANXIOUS SELLER”

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1954 Truck Moab, UT $3000

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Andy shared this Ran-When-Parked truck. It’s got a boom on the front.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/920712829759965

“1954 Willys Pickup. Truck was parked 15-20 years ago. It ran when it was parked. Title in hand. No Trades- Cash only”

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1958 FC-170 Harrisonville, MO $3500

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Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/791687206267627/

“1958 Jeep Willys FC-17. $3500 OBO. Located in Harrisonville, MO. Text Bill for info 816, 365/5535”

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1953 M-38A1 Coffeeville, MS Price?

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I had this post completed, but that was before I realized this may have a $16k price tag (I’m unsure on the exact price). Anyway, I thought the rear bumper was unusual. This has a Kelly hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/247270289549336/permalink/1525650755044610/

“4 sale 1953 M38A1 runs and drives needs brakes only all original. Location Coffeeville ms 38922”

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Country Jacuzzi

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I spent the last two days rewiring the switch and control boxes. That turned out fine, but the well pump is still only responding in bits. I believe it to be the well pump itself. So, on Monday I’ll be getting the pump folks out here.

Meanwhile, we initiated operation pasture-water-to-garden-system. Well, that might not have the best mission title, we did successfully tap into an irrigation line we weren’t using anymore and use it to push water to our garden watering systems. This will make our watering tasks much simplified again (and by “our” I mean Ann’s).

Here’s the manifold I built today. This irrigation junction used to water a portion of the pasture with unground sprinklers, but we removed that line of sprinklers in favor of a pod watering system, which we like.

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Here is where the hoses are going:

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And, as you can see, all that work is worth while, because Ann gets to use her Country Jacuzzi (aka a cattle trough). Losing the water hasn’t all bad 🙂

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Getting Pumped …

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Oh joy of joys! Yesterday our well pump stopped working. I called the pump service folks to diagnose the issue, but they couldn’t get me on the schedule until Tuesday. Ugh.

So, instead of working the FC, or anything else, I have been taking crash courses in learning how the our well pump system works (thank YouTube) at the wiring/capacitor/relay/switch level. After exploring the box with my voltmeter, in the pump control box I diagnosed a bad capacitor, so that was progress, but couldn’t readily locate one near me for sale, so I ended up buying a new pump control box and rewiring it in place. That went well (unintended pun). The pump started, but doesn’t continue running (starting the pump differs from running the pump amperage wise).

My next idea was to check out the box below the pump. It contained two switches, controlled by different mechanisms, that turns on and off the electricity to the pump control box. It’s a box I’ve never opened (never needed to open). I was pretty shocked at the condition of the connectors; the leads are corroded and/or bad (see closeup). It may be the case that the corrosion is effecting the ability to feed the pump with enough amperage. So, Friday morning’s task is to locate new switches, then redo the wiring in the box. Fingers crossed this works!

Thankfully, we have access to the neighbor’s well, via multiple hoses, so we can fill pots with water, keep our cows watered, and water the garden.

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Upper right box is the new one (cover off). Lower left box is the next project.

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No Updates for a Few More Days

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Continued progress …

While much of the nation is getting hotter, our Pac Northwest weather is absolutely beautiful, with highs in the low 70s to high 80s over the next week. I’m making good progress on the Tour Jeep, so will focus on that rather than eWillys updates for the remainder of the week. Moreover, our internet has been dogged with slow download speeds all day; not sure why that is.

I had hoped to get to the brakes over the weekend, but instead of receiving a braking flaring kit, I was sent a refrigeration flaring kit. The difference is the refrigeration kit doesn’t include the parts to make double or bubble flares. So, I set that kit back and ordered another one. I hope to address the brakes Tuesday afternoon.

One thing I realized I didn’t have was a wiring schematic for an FC-170. I found a couple things online, but not what I was hoping to find. Then I remembered that back in 2013 I won a printed FC-170 schematic sign. So, that FC-Roundup door prize finally came in handy!

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Once the wire weave arrives, I’ll be able to finally run the wiring. So, hopefully by later this week I’ll have most of the wiring in place.

 

 
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FC Updates – Braking

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Progress on the FC continues, of course slower than I’d like. First up, I’ve located a local upholstery shop that’s supposed to be good with vintage automobile stuff, so will be taking the seats to them and seeing what they can do. Thanks to Steve, I also have a line on patterns from a shop he worked with in Iowa, so that may save some money, too.

I’ve begun installing things on the FC. First up was the parking lights, then the new electric wiper motor. For a central ground, I’m using the old parking brake bracket, which will also hold a bracket for the brake MC remote reservoirs, which sit under the dash (no pics of that just yet).

Next I installed the brake MC and pedal bracket. One thing that I never tested (oops) was wether the existing brake nuts fit the new Wildwood MC (Of course they were a different size .. ugh). I will either use adapters or cut and reflare the lines with new, smaller brake nuts (most likely I’ll do the latter).

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I hate it when my nuts are too large!

While I waited on solving the brake nut issue, I decided to work on installing the e-brake. One known issue was that the original Explorer body mount had to be removed, which I was okay with because I want the body mounts to be aligned with the bed’s front two roll bar loops, so I’d planned to move them anyway.

Now the challenge is to connect the 1/4″ finely threaded bolt from the ebrake to the original parking brake cable end. I want the solution to be adjustable (be able to turn the nut to tighten or loosen slightly) and I think I have found the answer in the form of a Dorman e-brake bracket. But, we’ll see how it fits …

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This shows the body mount in the foreground having been removed from the frame.

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This shows the bolt (with nut) from the e-brake vis-a-vis the stock parking brake bracket (which is actually broke, so needs to be removed anyway). The circle shows the location where the roll cage crosses the frame, so clearance will be necessary to allow the e-brake to work (Prob hole in the bracket).

Finally, since the FC is already equipment with a hitch receiver and since it might be handle to be able to a trailer with it. One of my pet peeves is crazy wiring splices in the back of vehicles to allow for towing.  So, I’ll be running wires to a terminal block at the rear which I can use to add a 4 of 7 pin plug if need be. the bracket is built and ready to be mounted. The wires will then be color coded to a typical RV 7-pin setup, but I need to confirm our trailers are wired that way.

I expect more progress over the weekend.

 

 
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Jeeps in Man’s Favorite Sport

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John spotted a Wagoneer in the 1963 movie, Man’s Favorite Sport, which stars Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. If you have. subscription to Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free.

I’ve never seen the movie, but John describes it as a “it is a ’60s take on ’30s “Screwball”. Best of all, he says “it isn’t terrible”. How could you pass up the movie with a review like that :-).

The Wagoneer would have only recently been released to appear in January 1063 movie, so the may be one of the earliest appearances for the newly styled Jeep. The snout of a second Wagoneer also appears. Look for it in the campground scene (see pic below). You can see some still shots from the movie. at https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_185640-Jeep-Wagoneer-SJ-1963.html.