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January 1951 Brochure for the CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a CJ-3A brochure I’d never documented before finding on eBay the other day. It is form no. CJ3A-M2-50M-151-GG.

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This is the back of the brochure when folded:

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This is the first page seen when unfolded part way:
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This is the back when completely unfolded:

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1953 Photo of Working Model Jeepster

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images, Old News Articles

The Tribune newspaper out of Coshocton, Ohio, shared this photo and caption on the May 24, 1953. It shows three-year-old Terry Schley driving a model Jeepster his father built for him. It includes a feature that auto braked when the foot is lifted from the accelerator.

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Photos of early DJ-3A Hardtops with Side Glass

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Library Collections, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: 2 more photos of DJ-3A Hardtops with side glass (note also the use of the modified hardtop with glass on the Jeep Creep jeep above). The first is a different 1956 DJ-3A with the same type of hardtop (side windows and small rear window) was posted to Facebook.

So, does this mean Willys Motors had planned on selling DJ-3As with side windows, but for some reason changed its strategy? Or, did they only intend these tops for commercial/governmental use?

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Caption: August 27, 1956. New Police Equipment: This new jeep, recently acquired by the City of Ann Arbor – Police Department, is being used to service parking meters throughout the city. The small vehicle has proven ideal for swinging into small spaces while meters are emptied. Patrolman John Biederman drives the jeep and is assisted in the meter collection by George Kaercher.

This second is undated, but shows a DJ-3A with a windowed hardtop for the Triangle Drive-in. It was posted to Facebook by Michael Canup.

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The photos of this RHD drive DJ-3A were posted by Andy to Facebook. They show a RHD DJ-3A at work for the Los Angeles School Police Department (that’s the department’s insignia on the door).

This is a 1956 RHD DJ-3A. It has the small rear window top that was halted sometime around late 1956 or early 1957 (http://www.ewillys.com/2020/03/17/different-version-of-the-koenig-manufactured-hardtop/), but also has the Hall tail lights which I am surprised to see on a 1956 (https://cj3b.info/Dating/Taillights.html). Oddly, it also has the rear side windows on the hardtop, which wasn’t common for the DJ-3As, but the side windows were standard for this model of the CJ-5 hardtop. So, this must have been a special order?

There was another photo taken with what appears to be the same jeep (same number on the door), but having a different driver (at least a different cap) named Officer Verne Schlotzhauer, while Captain Maurice W. Calfee watches the officer. The car to the right is different, also. This appeared in the July 24, 1956, issue of the Valley News, Van Nuys, California:

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The top pic was also syndicated to newspapers. The image below appeared in the June 22, 1956, issue of the Des Moines Register:

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1951 CJ-3A Angels Camp, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7110.

(10/02/2020) Appears solid. Note the Oregon plates.

“Vintage CJ3A in excellent condition with all original running gear, flat-head 4 converted 12 volt with alternator and electric fuel pump, new fuel tank, new carburetor. Electric wiper on drivers side, manual in passenger side. Vinyl top with doors. Runs great.”

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1951 Jeepster Sacramento, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has some updates.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/olivehurst-1951-willys-jeepster/7273714431.html

“V-8 Camaro Clip
Runs like new
9,500 possible part trade
Please call if interested”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It’s a project.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-luis-obispo-jeep-46-cj2a/7270600944.html

“Flexible on price and open to trades looking for an old pickup or side by side. Here is my 1946 cj2a. I bought it about a year ago and it had a 170 Ford inline 6 with a t90 trans and Dana 18 tcase. It ran fine everything worked but I wanted more power and decided to try and swap a small block Chevy into it. I replaced both frame horns (18” piece of frame) and plated the frame with 1/4” steel back to the firewall. Welded in motor mounts from advanced adapters. The motor and t90 trans are bolted together but don’t have clutch in. What I think it needs to be finished is a flywheel and clutch kit, axles, and a few small things. Call me for lore info too much to list lots of extra parts.”

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1957 CJ-6 West Fork, AR $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

It’s a project.

https://fayar.craigslist.org/cto/d/west-fork-1957-willys-cj6/7273054209.html

“Good project. I pulled the engine after worn fly wheel cratered the starter. Engine runs good.”

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1946 CJ-2A Santa Barbara, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000

(12/23/2020) This SN 44064 has a solid looking body. There might be a sign on the driver’s side (can’t tell for sure).

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-barbara-1946-willys-cj2a/7270492261.html

“1946 Willys in excellent condition. All original minus wheels and seats. Front disc brakes are installed. All new electrical. Great for driving around town. New odometer has been put in. Original is available.”

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1954 CJ-3B Overton, NV $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Seems worth a look.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/coyote-springs-1954-willys-jeep/7270646153.html

“Original korean war willys jeep. OD green, new seats and roll bar. three speed manual transmission, 4W drive. Unsure about original milage or engine hrs. motor is a 4 cylinder K&N air filter. Call or come by to see the Jeep”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Queens Creek, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

There looks to be value here. It’s got both the indents and the column shift.

“Selling my project Willys CJ2A. I’m just not going to have the time to get to restoring it. Former owner said it ran when parked but I haven’t spent any time on it other than putting in a starter to verify compression. This is a 3 speed on the column shift model.”

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Kent Frost Jeep Photos from 1955 and 1957

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping

The Huntington Digital Library has some more Kent Frost photos from his trips through Canyonlands and other southern Utah places. The photos represent two different trips. Most pics are from an October of 1955 jeep excursion, while one photo is from May of 1957.

This first photo from October of 1955 is a great photo that shows Kent and Fern Frost standing in front of a CJ-2A with a Porter & Reed hardtop. I’m not sure if this was one of their jeeps or not.

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CREDIT: None …. Caption: Fern and Kent Frost next to a CJ-2A. DATE: Oct. 1955.

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CREDIT: J. Ballard Atherton …. Caption: Frost Jeep Party. DATE: Oct. 1955.

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CREDIT: Dudziak, Joseph Lawrence …. Caption: Camp of Kent Frost jeep party near Lizard Rock.. DATE: 1957-05-01

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CREDIT: J. Ballard Atherton …. Caption: Frost Jeep Party. DATE: Oct. 1955.

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1957 Movie Black Scorpion w/ CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Blaine spotted a CJ-3A with a trailer in the 1957 Movie “Black Scorpion“. The flick captures the emotional turmoil of scorpions who, once trapped inside a volcano, are released by volcanic activity. Ready to party like velociraptors on Adderall, the scorpions reek havoc on the rural communities surrounding Mexico City. Here’s more on the story from trailersfromhell.com and imcd.com.

The main character drives the CJ-3A, so apparently the jeep appears often in the film.
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Here’s the trailer for the movie, though there’s no jeep featured in it.

 
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Jim’s Auction Roofless FC

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Anyone know more about Jim’s Auction’s Roofless FC? Jim’s Auction operates out of Montrose, Colorado. I’ve been unable to find another pic of the FC. https://www.jimsauction.com

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International Flat Fender Club’s New Website

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Lew let me know that the IFFC updated it’s website: https://internationalflatfenderclub.org/index.php?threads/welcome-to-the-iffc.2/. IFFC is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1641202336209808

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Originally posted 02/11/2013:  International Flat Fender Club (IFFC) is an umbrella organization founded by Lew Ladwig that encourages and supports localized, online clubs, called Patrols.

According to the website, “The IFFC is subdivided on regional patrols (If possible, seek out your local patrol). That is where the fun starts! No patrol in your area, start one!

The Founding Patrol is the Colorado Flat Fender Club. We formed roughly 15 years ago. Many thanks to Mike, Bruce, Fred, Darin, Wally and Audrey and my amazing wife Frankie!

The rules are there are no rules. You are responsible for your own safety and good times. Any person who takes a leadership or organizational role has absolutely no responsibility to you. Attend all events at your own risk! You participation is considered an agreement to the above terms.”

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June 1961 Willys of Canada Jeep Truck Ad

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

This 1961 French Canadian Jeep Truck ad was published by Willys of Canada, Limited, in the Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs. This trucks in this ad don’t have the ‘hockey stick’ trim nor the one-piece windshield.

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Unusual Auxiliary Transmission … Can Anyone Identify It?

• CATEGORIES: Features, OD Other, OD Borg Warner/Rancho, OD Saturn/Warn

UPDATE: While still unidentified, we have learned thanks to the Dutch_Jeeper on the CJ-3A page that the auxiliary transmission is an “under-drive” rather than an overdrive. He pulled this out of his CJ-3A, then disassembled it.

You can learn more and see more pics here: https://cj3apage.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2318.msg19546#msg19546

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Originally Posted February 5, 2021: An owner of a CJ-2A posted onto Facebook these photos of an unusual auxiliary transmission. I only am aware of two that work between the T-90 and Dana 18 (the Warn and the Husky). Anyone recognize this?

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Lake Worth, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This did not reach the reserve, so it did not sell. I don’t know what the seller plans to do next.

The current bid is $1600 with four days to go. The reserve has not been met.

https://www.proxibid.com/Collector-Cars/Classic-Vintage-Cars/1961-WILLYS-JEEP-GALA/lotInformation/ (#topoflot

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“1961WILLY’S JEEP GALA, Treated to a cosmetic and mechanical redo! Built from 1959 to 1964, based on a flat fender DJ-3A the body style was used originally as postal jeeps until 1959. The surplus parts were used to create the Surrey Galas which came in three colors. This one is Pink, Tropical Mist with striped pink and glacier white interior and top, riding on wide whites with chrome wheel covers. It is exactly the same as the one Elvis had and is displayed to this day at his home ,Graceland in Memphis ! This unit does not have the fringe or the dual leather straps attaching to the windscreen, and is Fitted with a new steering wheel that matches the two new side rear view mirrors”

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1947 Truck Greensboro, GA Proxibid Auction

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Appears in good shape.

https://www.proxibid.com/1947-Jeep-Willys/lotInformation/58944559

“Georgia Registration Only * Manual Transmission. This item is part of GAA Classic Cars February Auction 2021 – DAY TWO

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1943 MB Gold Country, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

Seller refurbed this MB.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/altaville-1943-willy/7270336898.html

“1943 mb rebuilt motor,trans, transfer,rearends,all new brakes,wiring,gauges,tub 19,000 in receipt.3124 mi since built call Gary 209 six six three 5056”

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1942 GPW Simi Valley, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Bill shared this GPW on eBay. As of this writing, there are no bids and the starting bid price is $6900.

View all the information eBay

“1942 Willys / Ford GPW Jeep.
The Jeep is registered and I have the pink slip in hand.
The jeep starts and drives although it needs a new clutch plate, the clutch is slipping. The engine is a post war engine. I cannot see any numbers on the frame, I did not want to remove the paint looking for them. The combat rims and tires are not being sold with the jeep, I have other rims and tires to replace them for transport. I am selling the jeep to finance a rebuild I am doing on a Willys MB. I have 4 Willys Jeep’s, too many projects to keep up with.”

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1957 CJ-5 Tucson, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It isn’t running at the moment, but looks pretty stock and solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/527930474856599

“It’s a 1957 Willys Jeep comes withTop and doors roll bar spare tire new driver seat and passenger seat all new rubbers for floor and Seals not running 4000 obo”

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1950 CJ-V35U Hawkinsville, GA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/22/2021) This could use some work, but runs and drives.

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“Rare 1950 CJ-V35/U military jeep used by the Marines and Navy, only 1,000 produced. This one is the 552 produced. The CJ-V35/U is one of the rarest military Jeeps ever built by Willys. This would be a good addition to your military vehicle collection.

The Jeep is in good running condition. It has new radiator, generator, exhaust pipe & muffler, carburetor. The Jeep is 12 volts and has the original hood and headlight bezels. Tires are in good condition with little wear. The floorboards have been replaced, but with plate metal instead of replacement panels. The cutout between the 2 seats is where the generator was mounted for the radio.

The passenger side of the jeep needs some TLC. Looks like there was a spare tire on that side at one time. Both cowl side steps have places that has rusted holes. This is the only place on the Jeep that has rust through. The gas gauge and speedometer need to be hooked up. Included in the auction is the original gas tank and hood. Also include is a new full passenger side repair panel plus all 3 manuals for the Jeep. No title will come with a Georgia Bill of Sale.”

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1951 M-38? Idleyld Park, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some worn Desert Dogs. It could be an M-38 or might be a 2A or 3A with a replacement body.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/sutherlin-1951-willys-jeep/7274244998.html

“1951 Willys Jeep 283 motor,ran when parked,needs rear end work”

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1954 M-38A1 Mustang, OK ProxiBid.com

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Jeff spotted this M-38A1 at auction. It has a couple days left of bidding. It lacks an engine and a title.

https://www.proxibid.com/Vehicles-Marine-Aviation/Cars-Trucks/1954-Willy-s-Jeep-M38a1/lotInformation/59178301#topoflot

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1946 CJ-2A San Jose, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/21/2021) No engine, but does include a 1986 Astro van.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/san-jose-1946-jeep-cj2a-project/7272159341.html


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“Up for sale is a 1946 flat fender Jeep CJ2A Project. Good body, rebuilt Dana transfer case (spicer 18) that has not yet been used. Included is a GM SM465 4 speed trans with Novak adapted main shaft to fit the Dana 18. Both fenders and radiator support/grill are in good shape. Also included with this jeep is a complete 1986 Astro van for the V6 engine and computer and anything else. Also have a power brake unit with overhead pedals for installation and an extra complete rear axle assembly with springs.
Asking $2000.00, no trades.”