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1948 CJ-2A Broomfield, CO $1850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project or parts. Has some rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1067909990237356/

“1946 Willys CJ2A project. Complete minus the original engine. Has the original transmission, factory winch, and clear title. Trade for other projects, old signs, gas pumps or rare bottles of bourbon”

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Year? CJ-3B? Eastern Washington $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

This is listed as a 1952, but has a replacement CJ-3B body. Appears the fire wall has been removed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/731776807314522/

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“Custom Willy’s high hood project. Stretched custom frame,new paint,stainless fenders,9 inch ford 538 gear 44 front. Have everything to put together windshield frame soft top exc. make awsome mud bogger or sand drag. Have Lenco 2 speed with Dana 20 transfer case air shift. Lots parts to go with set up for sbc or bbc. Lost interest my bad ! Trades welcome”

 

 
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CJ-2A/3A Kelly Hardtop Cleveland, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $550.

(12/18/2019) The top appears solid.

“WILLYS JEEP STEEL TOP WITH DOORS AND REAR GATE, FAIR CONDITION, SEE PICTURES. SHOULD FIT MB GP CJ2, ETC. TEXT”

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1947 CJ-2A Body/ Cage Pasco, WA $300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts

This isn’t far from me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/890492814733562/

“Flat fender cj2a. Body. Front grill fenders and hood. Complete tub with dash ,steering column, roll cage. Clear title in my name. There is no frame or running gear $300”

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Stainless Tailgate Walnut Creek, CA $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2020) Appears to have a little wear, but a good price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/walnut-creek-willys-jeep-stanless-steel/7096842831.html

“For sale one stainless steel jeep tailgate for CJ2-CJ5
Measures 36 inches wide by 15 inches high
No logo on tailgate”
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2005 Traveling Jeep Exhibit

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

UPDATE: A reader named Jim actually served on the USS Slater. He spotted this post from 2013 and had some insights into the real history behind the USS Slater jeep:

I was pursuing the many facets of ewillys when I found a page with our jeep (the USS Slater jeep) ! I got a good laugh when I got to the last picture of it (the plaque).

This is why:

First, this is our jeep a number of years ago in a parade.

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Way back when, some “idiot” member of the board thought it would be an idea to auction off the jeep. No one knew what happened to it after that. Then, several years ago I went on a hunt for it. I found it! Where? The Chrysler Traveling Museum”! Apparently, the auction winner had sold it. (to a museum?)

Then, in the picture on eWillys I see on the plaque (last pic below) where it says “This particular vehicle was owned by the US Navy and served on the USS Slater”(during Korea).

Well just to correct their version of history, during the Korean War the Slater had already been given to Greece where she served for the next 45 years in the Hellenic Navy! DE’s (Destroyer Escorts) did not usually have jeeps. because they couldn’t fit them onboard!

My search for the jeep got me to Chrysler and I emailed them. Not that I would expect them to give it back, but…. Then I get this email back:

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The funny thing is all this is happening just months after the posting on your site in October of 2013! I especially like how a so-called “historian” believed how it came to be!

Well, according to this letter they were still touring the country in 2014 (which answers your “where is it now” question from 2013)!

When I am finished with my jeep and she is all lettered up as the USS Slater jeep, I think Chrysler may have a little competition!

Ciao for now,
Jim

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Originally Published 2013:

Joe shot these photos back in May of 2005. He writes, “I visited this DiamlerChrysler Corp. traveling exhibit in Virginia Beach, VA back in 2005, photographed it and posted the story on the G503.com website back then. (when the ewillys.com concept was but a dream for sometime in the future.) I’ve included the link for you to read as background and to share with your readers. I found the follow-up comments by other G503 members the most interesting based on their expert knowledge/experience of the subject.”

Anyone know if they still run the traveling exhibit?

http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=61931

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Kelly Manufacturing Self Locking Hubs

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This post has been updated with more pics. Also, there is currently a Kelly Hub brochure on eBay.

In May of 1957, DA Ruben L. Beck filed a patent for a new hub design. Beck was a dreamer and like many dreamers, some saw him a genius while others thought him just plain crazy. Beck’s goal was to create a simple, but effective, four-wheel-drive hub.

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Beck had already made an early impact in the jeep world, when he founded D.L. Beck Manfucaturing in Middleport, Ohio, a company that made hardtops (see Beck hardtop history here).

1954-beck-all-steel-cab-brochure1Beck sold his hardtop company to Hubert A. Kelly, in the 1950s but Beck and Kelly remained in contact. The date of the sale, thought once to be 1951, is less clear after this document hit eBay in 2014. It indicates Beck was still selling hardtops in 1954.

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No matter when the sale occurred, Hubert took control. It wasn’t long after the patent filing that Mike Kelly, Hubert Kelly’s descendent, remembered seeing the hubs for the first time. He thought that was about 1958. I asked that he review the patent and Mike sent me the following notes:

“The Kelly Self Locking Hub I knew a was little different than the one pictured in the patent drawing. The housing was larger in diameter and had reliefs milled along the outside to allow clearance for the mounting bolts. The internal parts looked very similar to what I remember. I’m pretty sure the final Kelly product was a Beck design. I don’t recall anyone else working on it.

The hubs were manufactured in Charleston West Virginia. We already had an large machine shop there on Broad St. So moving production from Ohio to West Virgina was only logical. I know the assembling the hubs could be “interesting” if you weren’t watching what you were doing. Putting the internal workings together with the ball bearings being under spring pressure woke up more than one man who wasn’t paying attention.”
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1950 Photo of First Cavalry in South Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This was taken shortly after the start (06/25/195) of the Korean War.

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“1950 Press Photo US patrol jeeps move along the Naktong River dike. This is an original press photo. South Korea — A U.S. patrol jeep moves along the dike of the Naktong River on the lookout for North Korean infiltration. First Cavalry patrols crossed the Naktong to assess damage done by a B-29 attack on Communist positions.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 08-16-1950.”

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1955 Warn Hubs Manual **SOLD**

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

This early Warn manual No. WD-255 sold on eBay for $36.20. My last bid was $35.20, so someone out there outbid me.

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Flatfender Project Buckley, WA $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200. (or parted out)

(08/18/2019) This may be a flat fender body on a later model CJ-5 chassis.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/south-prairie-willys-cj2-jeep-wheeler/7095801020.html

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“Lots done
Dana 30 open knuckle
Ratchet locker
All new front wheel bearings and seals
All brake wheel cylinders are new (4]
Converted to 11 inch brakes from ford truck
New master cylinder
Converted to hydraulic clutch
Front stear with power steering
Newer tires and wheels 33X10.5
Rancho lift kit with Ranchero shocks
Rock sliders that are welded to the frame
Relatively new paint on Jeep painted in John Deere yellow with Implement paint looks okay
The roll bar was just be painted in glossy black
Would rather trade for car or 2wd pu
Might part out
Chevy straight 6 installed ok
I have windshield frame with good glass
And headlight assemblies”

 
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1952 M-38 Peoria, AZ $22,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Mark posted this one over at warjeeps.com.

http://warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm053/adm053.html

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“Matching numbers, original data plates.
During restoration: New batteries 24 volt, 700X16 military tires and tubes. Custom military wiring 14 ga. prestolite rubber coated, new sealed plugs and wires, turn signals, vacuum wipers, military radio and antenna, New original canvas top and seats covered, fresh paint.
Improvements: Brakes, clutch, YS carburetor, water pump, radiator, locking hubs, hidden ignition cut off, Military trouble light. Clean title, AZ. NO CALLS PLEASE (SPAM) TEXT 602.684.3457
NOTE: The ID on the Jeep stands for my military experience: 38th Division, 2nd Battalion, 293 Infantry, Headquarters Co. The S-1 stands for the jeep ID, communications. Google for history, interesting. Bataan.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Hadley, MA $5200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Engine has been removed. Body has been repaired in the rear.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/clt/d/south-hadley-1954-willys-jeep-cj-3b/7096792086.html

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“1954 Willys Jeep CJ-3B
Jeep has been sitting in a heated garage since 2014 with engine removed
Being sold as is, complete with removed engine on stand, see pictures
Bill of Sale and previous VT reg only
NO title
Four cylinder, F-Head Engine was overhauled and failed at 505 miles due to rod bearing cap keeper loosening
Picture of engine installed in jeep is prior to removal
Engine is complete but has been removed, put on engine stand and lower end disassembled.
Have new bearings and gaskets for re-assembly
Good tires
Military spare tire
Shovel and Ax brackets, jerry can
Side steps
PTO driven Koenig cable winch
No windshield glass, frame only
Trailer tow bar
Front tow hooks and trailering tow brackets on front bumper
This jeep is very clean and is being sold as is with no warranty
Possible delivery is available
Asking $5,200”

 
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2 CJ-2As and Trailer Lowellville, OH $3750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The unknown trailer below reminds me of Diego’s trailer.

https://youngstown.craigslist.org/cto/d/lowellville-willys-jeep-military-trailer/7093876177.html

“1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep in fair condition not running. Ohio title. 1950 Willys CJ3A parts Jeep (no title). CJ3 windshield, (4) new CJ2 leaf springs, new CJ2 floor pans, misc parts. Also half ton military trailer. All three for $3,750.00 BO. Will not separate”

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1953 CJ-3A Townsend, MA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Unclear what the body looks like (if there is a body).

https://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/d/townsend-1953-willys-cj3aproject/7097187032.html

“Clean complete drivetrain -with title a lot of work done .Transmission -transfer case ,ujoints $3000 or best offer”

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M-38 Fording Kit Putnam Valley, PA NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

“Willys Jeep M38 Fording kit
As shown: $300.
Pickup in Northern westchester / lower Putnam County.”

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FC-150 Chassis with Counterweight Walton, NY $300

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Could be a good find for the right person.

https://oneonta.craigslist.org/pts/d/walton-jeep-fc150-frame-drivetrain/7097285795.html

“Complete rolling frame. Good rears. Transmission and transfer case. Counterweight”

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DJ-3A Hardtop Mount Kisco, NY $375

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $300. This looks to be the sliding type, based on the additional pic that shows the handle at the front of the door. Technically, this is the DJ-3A version. The CJ-5 version of the top had windows. But, I believe this would fit a CJ-5.

(07/25/2019) There’s some rust on this top, but I can’t tell how deep it is.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/d/somers-cj-5-hardtop-and-doors/7095069567.html

“Rare model jeep postal dispatch DJ3a hardtop, windshield, and doors
Windshield glass perfect, drivers door glass pefect… tailgate glass perfect…. passenger door glass missing and the door itself is a bit rough”

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Year? MB Auburn, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200.

(12/05/2019) It’s a project or parts jeep. Front of frame has mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/auburn-willys-jeep-mb-with-mb-motor/7080220888.html

“Complete military mb jeep with Lhead motor
Current reg snd title in my name
Needs restore. I have title in hand.
2800
Needs tcase
I have a t90 i can offer with it

Trades always considered.
It needs a grill and hood and seats too. Grill and hood in pics are gone. ”

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1949 Ads in the Montana Farmer-Stockman

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

In 1949, Willys-Overland halved the number of ads in the Montana Farmer-Stockman from 1948’s eight ads to only four. This may underscore the financial issues Willys-Overland was facing.

The first ad was published January 15, 1949:

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March 15, 1949:

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May 15, 1949:

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September 15, 1949:

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Schematic Plans for Parkway Conversion and DJ-3A Hardtop on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This unusual set of drawings highlight some Parkway Conversion details and some DJ-3A Hardtop details. Each sheet is 29″x18″. Asking price is $47.50.

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“”Jeep Model CJ-3A Dispatcher”, Plans for the Parkway Conversion Utility Delivery Vehicle canopy assembly and attachment, by the writers and illustrators of Willys-Overland Motors, Toledo, Ohio. No Copyright, but a 1956 date. Published by Jeep, Willys Motors, Toledo Ohio. NOT Ex-Library. Note – the photos you see are of these diagram sheets – no ‘Stock Photos’.

A tight firm clean set of three sheets, each 29″ x 18″, each detailing the assembly and attachment of these canopies to the Jeep CJ-3A vehicle of that day. clean and very well illustrated pages.

Sheet 1, illustrated with paragraphs of text, dated March 1958;
Sheet 2, Close-up with all dimensions including window dimensions and attachment detail;
Sheet 3, An Isometric view with attachment directions.
A splendid set of plans for that splendid old barn find or the Jeep Dispatcher passed down to you. Direct from a postwar Jeep dealer’s library. No dogears, No mustiness, No smoke smell. Splendid for the owner rebuilding that old find. We do try to describe them correctly – We want you back as a customer – hundreds of repeat customers.

A wonderful set of directions for the Mechanic, collector, historian, author. No names. Darkenings but no markings. NOT Ex-library. NOT Remainder-marked. We combine S&H on multiple purchases. Check out our eBay store – Navalperson 2 – Navalperson Books and More – 1,600 and more items waiting for you there. Buy with confidence – over 30,000 satisfied Internet buyers can’t be wrong!! Don’t let this one get by you – this is a marvelous Jeep find.”

 
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1947 Postcard of CJ-2A w/ Large Travel Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Now that’s a load!

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This Auction is for a 1940’s real photo travel trailer postcard of a Jeep pulling a trailer  Good used condition ”

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Mid-1950s Product Merchandise Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Seller’s asking price is $295. The contents are likely very similar to this one, which has been scanned and made available for free.

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“”Product Merchandising Manual” by the writers and illustrators of Willys Motors and Willys-Overland Export Corporation, Toledo Ohio. No Copyright information. Assembled and Published by Willys and the Jeep Division in the early 1950s – we make a presumption of 1955 based on the Jeep CJ-5 described herein., Presumed First Edition, NOT Ex-Library. No ISBN. Note – the photos you see are of this binder and sections no ‘Stock Photos’.

A tight firm clean binder containing Forty (I through XL) tabbed sections of promotion information for the Jeep dealer to sell Jeeps to the public. The purpose-made three-ring binder is deep blue/yellow-green lettered and decorated with the large Willys ‘W’, although the information is for Jeep. The binder is 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ if you count the big graceful curve of the 3 1/4″ spine. The hinges for the binder are separately hinged so the binder could hold additional information as developed by Willys and Jeep. The pages are 11″ x 8 1/2″ with 3/8″ color-coded plasticized tabs identifying the sections. Those sections, again, total 40. Continue reading

 
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1949 CJ-3A Yucaipa, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(01/09/2020) This jeep has some mods and has been partially refurbed.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-1949-cj3a-jeep-completely/7084021714.html

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“1949 jeep CJ3A. Jeep has been completely restored including the warn overdrive. Motor, trans, front differential, rear differential, transfer case it has all been redone. I also have an original metal top that goes with it plus some other spare parts. Jeep sat in a building since 1979. It has been professionally tuned by a local shop. The fuel system, the brake system and the cooling system have all been gone through this jeep runs and drives amazingly It is in excellent condition”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Ridgecrest, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Looks solid.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/ridgecrest-jeep-cj2a/7093985069.html

“Restored 1946 jeep CJ2A with rebuilt four-cylinder flat head four-wheel-drive all as close to the original as possible”

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1949 CJ-3A/DJ-3A Paradise Hills, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/18/2020) This chassis has a approx 1957 (based on the KS 0-9 speedo) DJ-3A convertible body, windshield, and front clip (or at least the grille) on it.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/santee-willys/7095134936.html

“Willys Jeep restored frame off. Fresh v-6 too very clean 8000 or best offer new tires. Please no emails due to scammers texts are fine. Real nice condition”

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