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1950 CJ-3A Bellingham, WA $2485

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Unusual hood scoop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/932683607112599/

“V8 Corvette 1969 Engine, 4×4. Run and Drive.”

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1967? CJ-6 Worcester, MA $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Listed as a 1967, this has a 1955 0-10 KS speedo and the faux battery box lid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3099801636756489/

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1952 CJ-3A? Benton City, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No pics provided.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/pts/d/benton-city-52-willys-cj2a-best-offer/7014115858.html

“52 willys cj2a lots of history with this jeep been dragging It around for almost 30 years body rough, frame in good shape out boarded springs w/lift only 3 buck shot mudders international 44 axles”

 
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1944 MB Citrus Heights, CA $4860

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still appears to be available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/562385447842452/

The exhaust hangs a bit low for jeeping. Has some updates.

“1944 Willy’s MB Jeep in great shape! Nice paint interior bedliner. 2.8 Ford V6 with electronic ignition new battery starter carburetor tires wheels. Perfect camping, ranch, cruising Jeep. Bikini top clean title and no back fees ”

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1961 FC-170 Mt. Olive, AL $6500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Jon’s got his FC-170 project for sale. It has a few updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/949323008786530/

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“You don’t see these vehicles come up for sale very often. I have had this for several years and planed on doing a full build on it for a show vehicle but time has not allowed. So now it time to let someone else have some fun with it. Its a 1961 Willis Jeep FC170. It has 40k original miles on it and from what I can gather by all the receipts and books that came with it, it was restored somewhere back in the 90’s and everything was replaced or repaired.

Since then I don’t think it has been driven much. It has a Dauntless V6 with a 4bbl and what looks like a TH400 auto transmission. We installed a new carb, upgraded the points to electronic, plugs – wires and fluids. She runs good and actually drive really good for a old vehicle. The interior looks to be mostly original and all the original parts are still there and working.

From what I can tell all of the lights, horn and gauges still work. We installed new LED lights in the bed. It has some sort of light flasher box under the dash that I never messed with. Windshield wipers still work. It has a really nice fabricated flat bed with side storage and a side mounted fuel tank. We did find some rust in the tank so we drained it and planned on having a liner put in it. Currently we have been running it on a external tank so we can be sure rust doesn’t get into the carb. Im pretty sure it has Dana 44 axles.

All the drive train looks to be in great shape. Im not sure what transfercase it has but it works as designed and the 4wd shifter looks original. The windows roll up and down with all the original handles. The 1/4 glass and back glass are in good shape. The windshield has a crack in it. You can find replacement windshields but the 1/4 and rear glass are hard to find. All of the original emblems are still there and in good shape.

Frame is in excellent shape with no rust. There are a few things that need repaired. As you can see in the pic the front lower rocker panels in front of the doors have some rust. I cut out the drivers side and it looks like the rust is only in that general area and there is good metal around it making a easy fix. There is surface rust along the bottom of the doors, this looks like it mainly just paint peeling and surface rust. the doors themselves seem really good.

At one point in time it looks like a tree limb came down n the roof, there are dents in the roof that will need repaired. The roof itself is very solid and was built out of some good thick steel back in the day. Honestly this will make someone an excellent project. Overall this thing is very solid and a very good starting point for a build. A restored FC is worth a lot of money and you just don’t see many of them left.”

 
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Smithsonian Article on the Zamboni Company

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

I suppose the timing of this article is appropriate, given those of us in the north half of the blue ball are plunging into winter quickly (at least the weather in Washington State feels wintery), as a recent Smithsonian Magazine article on the Zamboni Company featured several photos I hadn’t seen of Jeep-based Zamboni vehicles. Here’s the article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-zamboni-changed-game-ice-rinks-180973352/

The article also included this ad featuring the CJ-3B as Model D from the Zamboni Company’s archives:

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If you are not familiar with the use of jeeps as early Zambonis, check out my post about the various jeep models that were used for which Zamboni machines. The CJ-3B Page also has background information about the Zamboni Ice Resurfacers.

If you really like pics of Zamboni machines, check out the Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice.

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Jim Beam Decanter With Box

• CATEGORIES: Features

This mid 1980s Decanter looks to be in great condition and includes the box, also in really nice condition.

View all the information on ebay

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“THIS JIM BEAM REGAL CHINA DECANTER IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. IT WAS PRODUCED IN 1986.
NO CHIPS OR CRACKS AND THE DECANTER
IS STILL MINT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX.
IN LIKE NEW CONDITION…..”

 
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1951 Photo Shows Casualty Evac Demonstration on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

What I like best about these images is that the eBay seller takes the time to include the names of the soldiers. You never know when some offspring will search and find the photo and write in the comments, “Hey, that’s my [insert relative affiliation]”.

View all the information on EBay

“1951 Press Photo Jeep driver and soldier show how jeep can evacuate casualties. This is an original press photo. A jeep can go where an ambulance can’t. Sometimes the large army ambulance cannot be brought in close enough for litter bearers to load a casualty right in the field. In that case, a jeep is used to evacuate the patient. Here 1st Lieutenant Lawrence a. Doherty, Cincinnati, Ohio, and driver Bill Farrell, Houston, Texas, demonstrate the jeep method of removal, with Leonard Bell, Jr., Pigott, Arkansas playing “casualty” for the occasion.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 05-24-1951.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lake Stevens, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Interesting roll bar supports that are welded onto the front shackles of the rear springs (see pic #2). They don’t seem to connect the roll cage. Maybe they help support the body? Note that the front shackles have been reversed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/765371957220025/

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1948 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like it needs plenty of work.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/queen-creek-1948-willys-cj2a-flat/7013250027.html

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“1948 Willys CJ2a
Clean AZ Title!
Chevy 350/350

* Not Running –
I was told by previous owner it ran when parked a couple years ago but needed carb rebuild.
Also, battery is now gone.
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GPW Engine Block Longview, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, GPW (Ford MB), Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

Might interest someone.

“Ford GPW F Script Engine Block
GPW 6015
GPW 162579
K 11311
Purchased at an estate auction. I do not see a crack below the distributor mounting.
Asking $400”

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1952 & 1953 M-38A1s & Parts Sultan, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

No pics provided.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/sultan-m38a1-collection/7012953437.html

“I am moving & selling my Willys M38A1 projects. There are 2 titles & enough parts to build 2 rigs & extra parts left over. 3 frames, extra axles, transmissions, transfer cases, fuel tanks, 3 windshields, seats, 2 roll bars, etc. One of the Willys is in the middle of being rebuilt & will roll around. It has tires on it & has been lifted & the frame has been boxed & it is set up with an adapter to put a small block Chevy in it. The body has been media blasted, but was never primered & has been stored outside for the past few years so it has surface rust on it. The other one is completely disassembled. Only selling because of the move”

 
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1960 CJ-3B Greencastle, PA $3250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Cleanest, rust free body (see pic of body’s rear) you will find? No rust on the windshield frame? Hmm.

https://chambersburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/greencastle-1960-jeep-willys/7006050570.html

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“BARN FIND – 1960 Jeep Willys – military
w/ title

In door kept, this is one of the cleanest rust free original jeep bodies you will ever find.
This is a great find for restoration – you will be hard pressed to find one better.
Jeep is unmolested – most all original are here.
This is a usable body and frame, the windshield frame is perfect – no rust!
Has a tailgate which is also perfect – original.
Has the rare original under passenger seat utility cover.
Original Ford style jack.
Only flaw is the rear tailgate rail was carelessly pushed in at some point – this can be pulled out as there is still lots of metal here.
Stored in-doors 40 years. This old girl is EXACTLY what your looking for…

PA Titled!
Asking $3250.00”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Columbus, IN $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Wood bodies

This has a variety of fixes.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/d/elizabethtown-1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/7009118829.html

“Good condition with original drive train. Runs great. Also have a matching trailer for $2000”

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1951 Truck w/Dump Bed Yuba City, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $30,000.

Seems like a solid truck in good shape. Price is aggressive. Has some mods.

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“1951 Willys Pickup with original factory dump bed. California truck, no rust. 4 cylinder F head 134. Original tires and wheels 700-16. Winner at two local car shows for “best truck.” Mileage number reflects miles on the rebuilt engine. Engine was rebuilt about 30 years ago. Really nice shape for its age. I’ve got too many things with engines, too many projects and the Willys has got to go. Enjoy the pictures and give me a call if you’re interested. The truck is located in Yuba City, CA but I’m willing to consider delivering it to about anywhere. I’ve got a flatbed trailer and a 3500 Dodge so if you want it I can probably deliver it to you.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Oregon City, OR $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/04/2019) Lots of rust. The half cab is unusual. It’s got suicide doors, too.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/wilsonville-47-willys-with-title/7012505127.html

“Rough little 47 Willy’s
With title
See pics for details
It’s rough but it’s a Willy’s with paperwork
So possibilities are endless”

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1946 CJ-2A San Fernando Valley, CA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I suspect someone priced this based on the KBB.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/atq/d/chatsworth-1946-willys-jeep/7013882594.html

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“Very good condition.
A number of items replaced:
Gas tank, carburetor, fuel pump, starter.
Model CJ2A

It sat in a barn for 13 years.
It was the first civilian Jeep made after World War II.”

 
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1959 CJ-6 Weaverville, NC $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/24/2019) It’s rough. It May have a Kelly half-cab.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/pts/d/asheville-1959-willys-jeep-cj6-parts/7005480456.html

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“1959 CJ six. This is not a CJ5 as it has a longer wheelbase. You must buy the entire jeep for parts. Includes everything you see in the pictures. Body is very rusty. Frame seems OK. Transfer case and transmission seem OK. Original steel rims. Engine is taken apart. Radiator and original gas tank is there. All for 600 bucks. No title. Parts only.”

 
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The Clara Rose Ice Cream Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features

Florida’s Tampa Bay Times published an article about local mobile businesses a couple weeks ago. One of those businesses included a beautiful 1964 FJ-3A ice cream truck, run by Carlos Velez: The Clara Rose Ice Cream Truck.

Before he opened his business, Carlos worked as a Sheriff’s deputy at a maximum security jail. Wanting a change of life, he decided to open an ice cream business, but one that was of a better quality than the standard ice cream distributors. That led him to search for an FJ. He found the perfect one and it’s a beautiful rig as you can see below.

Learn more about his FJ in the article: https://www.tampabay.com/arts-entertainment/fun/shopping/2019/10/22/9-mobile-businesses-wheeling-around-tampa-bay/

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Historic Registry For Vehicles?

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

There’s a proposal to create a national registry for unique or historically significant vehicles (and boats and planes) with documented stories. Importantly, such a registry would not keep the owners of such vehicles from being sold, driven or even modified. The Library of Congress would be the keeper of the documents, specs, photos, and other information.

If the national registry becomes a law, twenty-six vehicles already listed by the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) would be the first vehicles added to the registry. Two of the vehicles are jeeps: The Ford Pygmy (currently at the U.S. Veteran’s Museum in Huntsville, Alabama) and Ronald Reagan’s 1962 CJ-6 (along with one of my personal favorites, the Tucker prototype).

 
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Drifters Jeep Club Jacket on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

The San Gabriel Valley area Drifters Jeep Club still exists. The current price is $199, but by clicking on the “watch” button I received an offer of $175 from the seller.

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1948 CJ-2A Inman, SC $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This appears worth a look. The hubs seem to be Cutlas Powerlocks.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/for/d/inman-1948-jeep-cj2a/7013071047.html

“1948 Jeep
CJ2A
Good condition
$4000”

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1960 CJ-3B Cape Coral, FL $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Neither the hood nor the tailgate have a Willys script, so the tub seems to be newer than 1960. The top appears to be for a CJ-5. Not that the steps have been modified and the drain hole removed.

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/pts/d/north-fort-myers-willys-jeep-cj3b-1960/7012632492.html

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“1960 Willys Jeep CJ3B
Runs and Drives
Has overhead Valve original engine and running gear
Needs Master Cylinder
Jeep is complete
Has aftermarket Cab (maybe Sears)”

 
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1962 CJ-5 Brush Truck Frederick, MD $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

Body has some rust and at least one floor patch. I haven’t seen the front loop of a roll cage attach to a dash with just one bolt on each side like this one.

https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto/d/frederick-1962-jeep-cj5-fire-jeep/7007857866.html

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“1962 Willys Jeep CJ5 Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service Brush Truck 6. I do not have documented proof that this was an original fire Jeep but if it wasn’t someone went thru a lot of trouble to make it one. Starts, runs, stops and drives well. Prior to my ownership it appears to have been re-wired and a new generator was installed.

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1953 CJ-3B Lakeland, FL $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000.

(07/05/2019) Lots of updates to this 3B.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/lakeland-jeep-willys-wrangler-1953-cj-3b/7007366810.html

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1953 Jeep Willy’s cj3b cj3-b flat fender high hood. First year civilian Jeep. Complete custom, one of a kind. 327 Chevy small block V-8 paired with bulletproof off-road 4 speed chevy manual tranny. 4×4. 4-inch lift all the way around. 35 inch super swampers on new 15 inch wheels with plenty of tread life. 4 wheel disc brakes with booster recently added. Stops on a dime with ease. El Camino seats, s.s.

Fuel cell under rear seat. Bimini top, aluminum doors, black diamond plate with matte black finish. Sony head unit, 2 speakers in box center console. 10k lb warn winch with remote. Warn hubs. Brand new flow master exhaust, sounds amazing! No rust, no leaks! Doesn’t overheat. Fires right up first try. Optimum battery less than 1 yr old. Auto meter gauges, everything works! Can run this Jeep 55-60 mph on highway and steer with 1 finger. Or take it off-road for some fun. Tons of attention and thumbs up. Draws a crowd when fueling every time. Not perfect by any means, but a very cool, super solid, loads of fun, classic Jeep. Come check it out.
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