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Joe Donham Willys Dealership near Oakland, Ca

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Blaine spotted a post that provides more background on the Joe Donham and a pic of how it looked as of 2006.

http://berkeleyheritage.com/eastbay_then-now/roadside.html

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According to the website post,

Joseph B. Donham (1895–1982), who followed Warren at this location, was general sales manager for the Val Strough organization in the 1930s before striking out on his own. After running a used car dealership in Oakland, he opened an authorized Willys dealership at 2747 San Pablo Avenue, being the first tenant to lease the new showroom. Donham’s Willys dealership operated here from 1953 through 1956. After the car maker ceased production, Donham switched to selling used cars at this location and ran the Dalton & Norton Chrysler dealership in San Leandro. According to his son, Joseph Donham, Jr., Donham owned several East Bay used car dealerships while working as general manager of S&C Ford in San Francisco.

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Originally published in Feb of 2012:  This image shows a Willys Dealership in the East Bay area near Oakland, Ca.  Donham’s Willys dealership operated from 1953 through 1956.

 
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1945 Commemorative Demonstration Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

(No, not an April Fools …) Maury spotted this unusual badge that appears to designed based on a visitor “badge” given to guests at Charles Sorenson’s Cesor Farms during the July of 1945 event (photo of the event) where a jeep demonstration took place.

Anyone ever see a plaque version like this? Though it is the only one offered for sale and it’s marked “used”, I suspect, given the array of other similar badges, that it is produced in Indonesia.

It ships for free from Indonesia. Starting bid is $15. Here’s another example of a badge from the same seller, a Willys Overland Jeepster Club badge.

View all the information on eBay

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Here’s an example from the CJ-2A page of a “guest” badge from a Cesor Farms event.

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Bountiful Jeep Posse Sign Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

A seller out of Utah has listed this porcelain Bountiful Jeep Posse sign for sale. It’s got some wear.

https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/other-items/for-sale/190017901/rare-porcelain-bountiful-city-jeep-posse-sign?lp=MAT

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1951 CJ-3A Gladwin, MI $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This has a variety of updates including a 1.9VW Turbo engine.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/for/d/harrison-1951-jeep/7099733838.html

“CJ3A – w/ 1.9 VW turbo diesel – front and rear lockout hubs (flat tow) full soft top and bikini top – plus spare rolling chassis- cramped, not for a big guy”

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Year? CJ-3A Grenada, MS $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Looks solid.

https://northmiss.craigslist.org/grd/d/grenada-willys-jeep/7097006080.html

“Willys jeep great condition completely redone/ mechanical over 9k in parts w receipts. Needs tires and windshield.”

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CJ-3B Stainless Body Kit North Bend, WA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.

(06/11/2019) Looks like the interior is stainless as well? Might be an older kit.

“Have a 53 Willy’s hi hood stanless body kit.”

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13 Disassembled M-38A1s Shawnee, OK

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Available. $500 or less per jeep.

(12/19/2019) Various M-38A1 parts, include an M-38A1C body.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/pts/d/shawnee-1950s-willys-jeeps/7100050867.html

“I have 13 Willys M38-A1 Military Jeep frames and tubs from the 1950’s. They have been in a wooded field since the 1970’s so they are weathered and some are rusted. Some have fenders, leaf springs, steering wheels, etc and some don’t. No motors or transmissions but I do have various parts (see pics). I have 1 hood left, 1 window frame, multiple axles and other parts. Asking $500 per Jeep or potentially less depending on condition.”

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1959 CJ-3B Marlin, TX $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still no pics provided.

No pics provided.

https://waco.craigslist.org/cto/d/marlin-1959-willys-cj3b/7095190590.html

“Have a nice Willy’s Jeep in excellent condition. This was the last model of the flat fender jeeps. All new parts, carb, shocks, leaf springs, newer exhaust, new upholstery, paint, gaskets. Jeep runs excellent. I am the second owner.”

 
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Koenig? CJ-5 Half Cab Green Bay, WI $150

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Rust doesn’t seem too bad.

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/pts/d/baileys-harbor-willys-cj5-top-with-doors/7097826300.html

“Came off a ’56 CJ5.”

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1946 CJ-2A Concord, WI $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(02/11/2015) Has an f-head.

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/d/sullivan-1946-willys-jeep-hard-top/7100671414.html

“**vehicle is located in Wisconsin, running the ad this way because we receive lots of calls from out west.**

1946 Willys Jeep with hard top & Title. First production post WWII available to retail sale.
CJ2A civilian jeep w/1965 4 cylinder F head. (Willys F 134 hurricane inline 4-cylinder)

This particular Jeep is a good runner, just no time to continue the project. CLEAN TITLE, odometer reads 70,356.
Not interested in selling it to be stripped for parts, it is for a good home only!

Needs an electric starter bendix (pinion gear).
The Engine is equipped with the early style point & condenser.. All original, other than the newer 1965 engine, shock/springs and scoop hood. The original hood comes with the package.”

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1946 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2019) Has a fiberglass body. Also has an overdrive, but seller notes it does not work.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1946-jeep-cj-2a-willys/7099681978.html

“1946 cj2a, new Dana 41 rear end, new rear axle, new shocks, Buick 225 V6 engine. Runs great top is in excellent condition, perfect for the mountains hunting and fishing. Comes with tow bar and many extras. Fiberglass tub. OD does not work, just standard 3 speed.”

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1955 M-170 Vincennes, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Could make a good project.

“Have for sale a 1955 M170 frontline ambulance. Date of delivery 3/55. Has its data plates on the dash that matches the serial number on the passenger wheel well. Still wears its hood numbers. Overall it is in solid shape. Pretty rust free. Floors, toolboxes and the spare wheel well are solid. Even the hat channels are solid which is hard to find. Overall in pretty great shape for its age. Back cross member needs fixed, frame is fine. Included is a section to fix it. Has correct M170 windshield, 4 correct wheels, front and rear sway bars, correct m170 drivers seat and mostly complete top bows. Extra correct tire and wheel is included. Engine is missing distributer and generator — unsure of its condition. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

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1965 M-679 Lake City, FL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

(09/30/2017) Terry is selling this rare M-679 Ambulance. Yes, these do sell for large dollars. You can see how few there are here.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/d/lake-city-jeep-m679-military-ambulance/7085663354.html

“up for sale is my 1965 willys jeep fc 170 ambulance , military designation is m679 24 volt electronics , has an original cerlist diesel engine , it is non running , engine spins over freely , I have never had it running in the approx. 10 years I have owned it , this is a marine corps ambulance , please call as I will not text , if you are a serious buyer call and ask all questions , this price is firm and not negotiable , this truck is extremely rare and does not come up for sale but rarely , im very knowledgeable on this particular variant , hope to find someone that will give this rare bird a new home ,”

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Kaiser’s Hawaii Kai Hydroplane & Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Roger Martin shared a trimmed version of this Hawaii Kai image with me via Facebook. I later discovered the image below on Pinterest. Given the pink color scheme, the name of “Hawaii Kai” (an area on O’ahu developed by Henry Kaiser) and the fact that a matching jeep was pulling the hydroplane, convinced me that Henry Kaiser owned this pair.

However, thanks to information supplied by the hydroplane museum (a place Ann and I visited the museum in 2015), I learned it was actually his son Edgar that owned the combo (Henry had his own fleet of hydroplanes). The Hawaii Kai hydroplane was built for Edgar in 1956. The wagon, by all appearances a slightly modified Jeep Field Ambulance, was being sold at that time as well.

Below is the image I found on Pinterest. Based on the text font, this looks like the image and caption could have been published in a jeep news magazine or a brochure, but I don’t remember seeing any color versions of those documents.

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For comparison, here’s the Jeep Field Ambulance (images are from brochure form W-992-5). Note how the Hawaii Kai wagon has a sloped rear bottom (slopes down toward the wheels), versus the stock flat bottom as seen below from a 1955 brochure. It also looks like the Jeep Field Ambulance has different sized windows on the driver’s and passenger side of the cargo area.

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Vintage Tie Clip Set **SOLD**

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This vintage tie clip set was on eBay. It sold for $32 yesterday (Plus $4.90 shipping).

“Offered is a Vintage Willys Overland Jeep 3 Pc Cufflink & Tie Clip Set … This set is NOS and was part of a lifelong Willys Overland Jeep executive’s estate. It is marked/made by Mercury Industries on the back of the tie clip”

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Engraved, Promotional FC-170 Ashtray **SOLD**

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

This FC-170 “Whirl-away” ashtray, that included the engraved signature of Jim Falvey, sold for $37.60 (plus $13,65 shipping) yesterday. I am not entirely sure, but perhaps Jim Falvey was related to Falvey Motor Sales out of Michigan (same state as the eBay seller is from)?

“Offered is a Rare Dealer Promo Jeep FC170 Forword Control Whirl Away Ashtray . Beautiful “Whirl-Away” ashtray has a divider inside that sweeps the ashes and butts to the back when you turn the bowl part. Has a Jeep FC-170 solid metal truck on top, engraved with the dealers name “Jim Falvey””

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CJ-5 Ashtrays/Plates

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These ashtray/coaster smoked plates with CJ-5 images sold yesterday on eBay for $50 (plus $8.85 shipping).

“Offered are 4 Vintage Willys Jeep Glass Ashtrays Or Coasters . They are promo items from a longtime Jeep- Willys executive’s estate . Dark smoke colored glass with very detailed kaki green Jeeps enameled on them.”

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1951 Truck Billings, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

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

Looks nice.

“Ground up restoration. Hurricane F134 engine, complete overhaul. I have all receipts. All new running gear, springs shocks, knuckles, forwheel drives, bearings. New windows and seals, new interior. too much to list. must sell call for more info.”

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1951 CJ-3A Pueblo, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Seller is hoping to trade for a truck. This includes power lock hubs and a bed extension. I’m not sure what the “gentlemen” comment means, but perhaps it’s not so much a gender issue as it is a politeness issue?

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/pueblo-trade-1951-willys-cj3a-for-nice/7101058430.html

“Trade 1951 Willys CJ3A for nice Truck.
51 Willys is 99.9% complete and runs excellent.
This offer is extended to gentlemen only.
If you have a nice girly 4X4 pickup (for my wife) of equal or greater value with a possible cash bump either direction than call me.”

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1947 CJ-2A La Mesa, CA $8900

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This is listed at both $8900 and $9000.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/la-mesa-1947-willys-cj-2a/7099848978.html

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“1947, Willys Jeep CJ-2A – has 18,071 original miles-was garaged for 35 years. Jeep is original with 4 cylinder -134 engine, 3 speed manual and 6 volt. The 4wd has front locking hubs, hi/lo transfer case works excellent. Has working heater. Has original back seat with newer upholstery. The Paint is original, as are wheels, minimal rust on this Willys Jeep, was always garaged by original owner. The Brakes were completely replaced-new lines, master cylinder & wheel cylinders; also New clutch.

The transmission and transfer case inspected and resealed, work by professional transmission shop -has 12k warranty on transmission and transfer case. Front and rear axles inspected and resealed, new gear oil. New tune-up and oil change. New gas tank, fuel lines flushed. Brand New shocks and tires. Much invested in this Original Willys. Registered, no smog needed. This Willys runs and drives great. I have extra and new parts for it. Recently laid off, must sell. 8,900.00 or best offer.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like it has potential.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/peoria-1948-willys-cj2a/7098265440.html

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“48 Willy’s.
The good
New radiator
Mostly new brake system
New clutch press plate throw out bearing
New temp gauge
New wiring(key switch etc)
Took tub off frame and welded in new floors and braces
New tires
Lots of small new parts
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1947 CJ-2A Carson, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Includes a rear PTO gear box. Seller will consider offers.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/carson-1947-willys-jeep-cj2/7100767127.html

“1947 Jeep
In good shape . I bought it a few years ago with the intention of doing some off roading but just don’t have the time.
New battery, new exhaust, new master cylinder.
Runs and starts without problem.
Includes a soft top with doors
I need the space. Make me a reasonable offer.
Has a clean Nebraska title.

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M-38 Deep Water Fording Kit Las Vegas, NV $250

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Another M-38 Fording Kit for sale (one was just sold out of NY).

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/las-vegas-jeep-38-deep-water-fording-kit/7098544191.html

“Jeep M-38, Military Korean Jeep, new Deep water fording kit still in the original crate after all these years. Some parts may be rusty as these creates are unopened.”

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CJ-3B Parts Laporte, CO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Not sure how much value is here.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/pts/d/fort-collins-willys-cj3b-parts/7100437297.html

“I have whats left of a mid 50’s CJ3B, what you see is what is left. There are a lot of good parts, axles, driveshafts, steering, suspension parts, lots of small stuff also. Prices vary depending on what you want.”

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1958 CJ-3B Fullerton, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(02/19/2020) This may be a former Navy 3B, though the plate has been moved to the inside of engine compartment. The jeep has a variety of updates.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/fullerton-1958-jeep-willys-cj3b/7085409477.html

“this is a jeep that is in real good condition. it has the following new: Windshield & Windshield rubber, Upholstery, Gauges Paint Job, Rims, Tires, all electrical wiring, Crankshaft pulley, Alternator, Starter Solenoid, Thermostat & Housing, Radiator, Brakes, Shocks, Steering control arms, all mirrors, all lights, Water pump, Also good turbo 350 transmission and transfer case ready to bolt in. .. and the motor is a good strong running chevy 283 v-8. Selling do to home purchase out if state.”

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