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Multiple Jeeps For Sale In Southern California

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), Willys Wagons

Jay let me know that the Green Float company currently has several jeeps for sale. These are the jeeps they have for sale as of August 7, 2020.


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1953 Article on the Air Force’s M-38 “Jiffy Fix-it” Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

Anyone seen other pics of this modified jeep?


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Grandpa Crosses the Golden Crack

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video from 2019 proved popular enough that several folks have sent it to me. Stock jeeps can do some impressive things, especially when driven by someone who knows what their jeep can and can’t do.

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1947 Photo of Nita Electric “House Jeep”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies

Steve spotted this photo from the University of Kentucky’s archives. It shows a modified MB/GPW with a ‘house’ over it for weather protection.  I assume the owner of the jeep was also the owner of Nita Electric. The image below shows only the jeep; you can view the full photo here.

Someone spent took some care to do a nice refurb of this jeep. The bolt details on the rims and frame look really good.


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1952 CJ-3A APU Portland, OR $6700


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6700. It’s a Szekely APU jeep.

(09/30/2018) Carl and Marty spotted this APU. It appears to be missing the extra gauges, but does have the original data plates, the hood, and the correct engine. The soft top seems to be a Dualmatic, as it has the large square rear window and the two-part doors with snaps (thanks Pascal!).

“Clean and mostly original 1952 Willy’s Jeep.
Was my grandpa’s since mid 60s.
Most of it’s life spent in Utah – always garaged.
I took it to Portland in 2012. Since then, it’s spent time between here and rural WA (always garaged both places).
Oregon titled. It runs very well. New hoses, radiator in last 1000 miles.
New battery.
Please see pics. If interested, email me and we can set up a time for you to check it out.
$7,000 or best offer. Serious inquires only please.”

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1952 CJ-3A Pinehurst, ID $10,000


This has a 31 series Kelly half cab.

“1952 Willys Flat Fender Jeep. $10,000 or best offer. This is a treasured hunting toy from an estate; it was restored to top shape but was never used after the restoration. This has a rare Willys cab on it. The engine is a Ford 4 cylinder and runs smooth with no issues. New white paint with aluminum diamond plate rear corners and side panels. Interior tub and rear box sprayed with bedliner material. 9000 winch, new tires, Hi-Lift jack, 2 spare gas cans with mounts.  ”

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1976 DJ-5 Hastings, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Has the fiberglass frontend.

“1976 Jeep DJ-5 postal jeep. Titled as an AM General. Fiberglass body, clean frame. 2.5L GM engine, auto transmissuon, RH drive, seats 2. 2 sliding doors and one rear door. Runs great, nice little jeep.”


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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons


  1. 1963 Wagon Vancouver OR $19,500:
  2. 1953 Wagon Portland, OR $12,500:
  3. 1953 Wagon Bremerton, WA $2200:


  1. 1949 Truck JeepRod Columbus, OH $19,500:
  2. 1955 Truck Montpelier, VA $10,000:
  3. 1962 Truck Martin, KY $2835:
  4. 1956 Truck Portage, MI $13,500:
  5. 1963 Truck Halbur, IA $12,000:
  6. 1951 Truck Tonica, IL $2575:
  7. 1952 Truck Burlington, NJ $4800:
  8. 1961 Truck Snover, MI $4500:
  9. 1954 Truck Kenosha, WI $10,500:
  10. 1949 Truck Mt. Sidney, VA $2000:
  11. 1961 Truck Vernon, NJ $1200:
  12. 1947 Truck Prestonsburg, KY No Price:
  13. 1955 Truck Amboy, WA $5000:
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1947 CJ-2A Vernal, UT $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.


“1947 Willy’s cj 2a. New engine with less then 1000 miles. Rebuilt transmission. Needs some work . Needs seats. It’s 73 yeas old so has issues. But has some good parts. Lift, Saginaw steering box, lockers front and rear lockers, lockable wheels on all 4 wheel so you can free spin and tow like a trailer.”

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1973 M-151A2 Papillion, NE **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9900.

Might be worth a look.

“Moving to another project! Daily driver for three years! Runs well. Good rubber. Radio (524)powers up(unknown if transmits). Fresh paint and undercoating. Never cut. Ropes. Newly cored radiator ($500). Been in many parades in Bellevue. New drivers floor pan installed”

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CJ-5/M-38A1 Hardtop Colorado Springs, CO $800


This is the Koenig made hardtop. This particular one has hinged doors.

“Complete Hardtop and two doors for kaiser willys CJ5 $800 OBO or trade”


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CJ-5 Koenig Hardtop Craig, CO $500


No description provided.

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1951 M-38 Alamosa, CO $6500


UPDATE: Better pics provided. Almost, but not quite all original.

(04/18/2020) Has a rebuilt engine.

“Runs well, all original. Rebuilt engine has about 3500 miles on it. Clean Colorado Title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Tribune, KS $10,500


UPDATE: Still Available. 0307

“Willies overland, has a Wisconsin v4 retrofitted to an air compresser factories fited to the jeep for the navy. Not sure of the year of manufacture. Not sure how much it is worth but very collectible . Computer would not let me post with out a price. body #10183 I Think.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fairbury, NE $12,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/04/2020) This has an unusual roll bar setup. It doesn’t look practical for use with a soft or hardtop.


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1953 Willys-Overland Dealer Ad Mats for Newspapers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

In 1953 Willys-Overland shared these mat examples of ads on one page (15″x20″) with its dealers. I’m amazed that any of these surprised, as it is printed on newspaper.


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Photo of Tour Jeep Navigating the Chimney Rock Jeep Trail on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Started as a private endeavor, Chimney Rock was a tourist attraction for most of the 20th Century (more history here). In 1963 a Jeep Trail was added to the Chimney Rock and a tour jeep began ferrying tour groups up the mountain. The tour company had three modified CJ-6 tour jeeps. This photo was likely taken between 1963 and 1977, when the jeep trail became a walking trail. In 2006 Chimney Rock became a North Carolina State Park.

The photo below was taken from the website, but no longer appears on the history page itself.


This same photo is available on eBay

“You are bidding on an original press photo of Forest Jeep Trail Chimney Rock Park North Carolina. Photo measures 8 x 10 inches and is not dated.”

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There’s another press photo that is also available on eBay which shows a tour jeep at Hickory Nut Falls, a stop on the way to Chimney Rock:

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“You are bidding on an original press photo of Hickory Nut Falls Tourist Jeep Chimney Rock Prk North Carolina. Photo has creases right corners & slight waving top edge due to too much glue being used to attach the information sheet onto the back of the photo. Photo measures 8 x 10 inches and is dated 8/5/1969.”


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Wannatoy Wagons by Dillon Beck Manufacturing

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE II: I managed to track down all four colors of wagons on eBay.


The four known colors of the Wannatoy Wagons by Dillon Beck Mfg.


UPDATE Posted July 2020:  It turns out that I I had “Wanna Toy” as two separate words, but the brand name is actually “Wannatoy”. 

From Wannatoy, the trademark of Dillon Beck Manufacturing Co., produced toys made of acetate plastic.  Based in New Jersey, they manufactured numerous toy vehicles (as well as doll house furniture, pot and pan sets and possibly other toys) after the end of WWII through the late 1950s.

From “O’Brien’s Collecting Toy Cars & Trucks” book, 1990, “Wannatoy was among the first toy makers off the starting block at the end of World War II. Of the millions of children born during the war, and the millions more who arrived soon afterward, a good percentage played with Wannatoys.

What seems to have been the company’s first offering, the twenty-five-cent futurist Coupe, was a hit toy for Christmas of 1945, selling a million units that season. With streamlined, Deco-influenced body and bible top, the Couple continued to sell well into the 1950s.”

Here’s an ad (thanks to Andy) from 1952 (available on eBay). The ad suggests there were only three colors of wagons, but doesn’t indicate what those were. So far, I’ve identified four colors (red, green, blue, purple … see them at the bottom of this post).


And this is an example of the packaging. The company targeted both girl and boys:


And this is an example of a display box (available with toys on eBay):


And now for the wagons …Here’s a photo of a blue wagon I just picked up.


And, this is an example of a (florescent looking) green wagon that I hope to acquire in a few days:


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1949 CJ-3A Stretched Grand Junction, CO $13,900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/18/2020) Looks like a nice rig.

“Selling our 1949 stretched CJ3A willys. Stretched 22 inches 102 inch wheel base 1998 5.7 suburban motor 700 R4 transmission 37 inch tires Detroit lockers front and rear. $13,900 Can provide more pics and info.”

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1953 CJ-3B Idaho Falls, ID $7400


Look solid. Has a few updates.

“Decent shape Willys. A worker/runner. With orig overhead cam engine. Has upgraded 11 inch brakes (orig 8 inch) and an overdrive. Transmission was rebuilt several years ago. Nice rubber all the way around. Ramsey 8000 pound winch on the front. Recent new top, great condition, comes with doors (hiding in the back of the jeep). No leaks, runs great, new carburetor in 2017. Driven very little, mostly sits and I use it to move a car trailer around in and out of the awning area. New exhaust system. (I have the oil bathe filter in storage) Electric wipers replaced the vacuum ones Starts right up, clear title Consider offers, but not insults.”

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1947 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO Price?


The price is currently listed at $144,951 … I’m going to take a wild guess and say that isn’t the actual price.

“1947 Willys, new tires, new brakes, new upholstery, everything works, ready to drive and show.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1962 CJ-5 Amarillo, TX $4500:
  2. 1975 CJ-5 Roswell, NM $2500:
  3. 1958 CJ_5 Commerce City, CO $2000:
  4. 1979 CJ-5 Pocahontas, AR $4500:
  5. 1956 CJ-5 Evansville, IN $3900:
  6. 1979 CJ-5 Reed City, MI $2500:
  7. 1957 CJ-5 Monument, CO $1800:
  8. 1980 CJ-5 Cambridge, IA $2000:
  9. 1967 CJ-5 Washington, IN $4000:
  10. 1959 CJ-5 Merrill, WI $1500:
  11. 1966 CJ-5 Madison, WI $3700:
  12. 1960 CJ-5 Sterling Heights, MI $3950:
  13. 1970 CJ-5 Owosso, MI $4500:
  14. 1969 CJ-5 Paxton, IL $6900:
  15. 1967 CJ-5 Tipton, MO No Price:
  16. 1975 CJ-5 Binghamton, NY $5000:
  17. 1958 CJ-5 East Jordan, MI $5500:
  18. 1960 CJ-5 South Salem, OH $2950:


  1. 1954 M-38A1 Buckner, MO $10,500:
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Florence, CO $8000:
  3. 1956 M-38A1 Rhinelander, WI $4500:
  4. 1962 M-38A1 Middleville, MI $12,900:
  5. 1952 M-38A1 Rockford, IL $3000:
  6. 1965 M-38A1 Elizabeth, CO $6000:
  7. 1955 M-38A1 Billings, OK $6000:
  8. 1960 M-38A1 Lubbock, TX $7500:
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Koenig CJ-5 Hardtop Danville, KY $500


The top looks solid, but could use some cleaning and paint.

“Koenig top with doors from a 1956 Jeep CJ5. All there and in great condition. It has all the glass, only the drivers door glass is cracked. It’s real nice, not all rusty, came off a Colorado Jeep that has been sitting in a barn since 1977. Asking $500 complete. The top is still on the Jeep, it will be removed when I sell it.”


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Kelly(?) CJ-5s Hardtop Converted to Flatfender Hardtop Marysville, KS $350


I think this is a Kelly hardtop for a CJ-5 that has a modified windshield that allows installation on a low-hood flat fender.

“Custom hard top, doors and windshield frame for a Willy’s cj2 or cj3A or M38. Custom made with good glass, windshield wipers and rear window wiper, suicide doors and made well. Just need gone. Not going to use anymore!”

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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $9000


UPDATE II: Still Available. 

(06/25/2019) This seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent), but not a Surrey. Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.


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Titled as a 1952 M38 but outfitted as one of the Galas, two-wheel drive, all new undercarriage, including rear differential, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. All new clutch, front axle, shocks, springs, tires and wheels. Original engine, runs great. New radiator, hoses, etc. Newer upholstery on seats.

$17,000 invested and appraised between $15,000 and $25,000
Fun! Very unique, great for parades/special events or just delighting the neighborhood.
$10,000 and can be delivered anywhere for the cost of travel