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Two Bars Forward, One Backward, and A Leak

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A couple days ago I bent the front passenger side loop. All was well until the very last (bottom) bend. For the passenger side it would have been okay where it is, but for the driver’s side I felt the bar would be better if it angled more quickly once under the dash so it gave more clearance for the clutch foot.

So, after much hemming and hawing, I bent the driver’s side differently. That turned out better, which meant redoing the passenger side.

You can see a comparison of them below. It’s tough to visualize where the floor/firewall will be, but the sheet metal gives a rough idea.


Once I get the passenger loop done, the remaining bars ought to be completed more quickly.

However, before I could do that Thursday night we discovered a leak underneath the bathroom of our master bedroom. Ugh. We don’t know when it actually broke, but Thursday night, we could hear a strange noise in the bathroom. Of course, we were about ready for bed, which meant getting re-dressed and dropping into our crawl space where I shut off the water to our house. Friday morning I crawled the length of the house, where I discovered where the water was falling on the plastic. The actual break was in the insulation, but I didn’t locate it. I’d rather get a pro to deal with it.

So, we are house-camping again. On the upside, we tried out the shower in our shop for the first time. It turns out, it works great!

We have a plumber (highly recommended and the uncle of our neighbor) coming tomorrow to look at it, as I’d rather not work with the copper pipe. I want to get it done quickly and get it done right … I got a cage to finish!

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Winter 1974 Jeep News

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This issue of Jeep News is printed with Winter 1974 on it, but I think that refers to Jan/-Feb of 74 rather than Nov-Dec 74 and Jan 75. There are other issues (to be posted) that cover that time period.
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Jan 2023 MVCC Arizona Military Vehicle Show

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UPDATE: The event is today and tomorrow!

Joe in Mesa shared this event flyer for the 32nd annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show in Phoenix, Arizona, January 28th-29th, 2023.


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1967 Kaiser Jeep Military 6×6 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Kaiser Jeep brochure features 6×6 rigs. The seller has eight of them.

View all the information on eBay

“1967 Kaiser Jeep Heavy Duty 6×6 Fold Out Sales Brochure.”

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1965 CJ-5 Central Point, OR $5000


Nothing fancy here, but looks like a great vintage jeep for the price. It also has an old school power inverter.

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“For sale, 1965 CJ5. Original mileage is 41,899. F-134, runs, drives and stops. This is a very nice jeep. Lots of cool stuff on this jeep like a power inverter. Pretty rust free albeit the passenger side floor has surface rust painted with rust converter paint. Price is $5,000.00. located in Central Point, Oregon. I am listing this jeep for a friend who is not on Facebook. Please DM me for his contact information.”

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1946 CJ-2A Whitefish, MT $10,000


Looks solid.


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1942 MB Deer Park, WA $7500


This has a variety of updates.

“V8 swapped Willie’s. 4×4 4 speed manual, Top is sagging, has working winch, cool headers. Starts and runs nice, Price is 7,500$. Unknown body miles, 53,000 miles on gm short block. ”

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1951 M-38 Aledo, TX $12,999


Nate refurbed this M-38. You can see more pics and contact him through his website (got to bottom of the website page and click on “NOTE”):

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“Zero rust, clean frame, extremely smooth running M38. Every inch of this old Jeep has been gone over and been cleaned and serviced. 9 out of 10 mechanically with original data plates, and Army stencils. There are 47,851 miles on the restored odometer.

This original L134 runs and starts perfectly. Serviced by a new fuel system, Carter W-O carburetor, intake/exhaust manifold, radiator, and oil filter, this engine runs smooth and strong. A new 12V alternator and all new electrical system runs the lights and gauges.

You will not find any rust on the frame or body of this well-kept M38. Lots of old red “barn paint” was removed to reveal the original olive drab paint. With a little work, this body will be ready for new paint, or you can enjoy this Willys with authentic character.”

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1946 CJ-2A Bowling Green, KY $3000


It runs and drives. It needs a few things completed. It’s worth a look.

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“1946 Jeep Willys CJ2A Unknown mileage In the past was used on a farm and kept in a barn. Runs and drives. 4×4 works good. It has been converted to 12 volt system. I have a clean title and license plate I have put on a new high torque starter, NGK coil, spark plugs and wires, battery, fuel filter, etc. Comes with some old parts, 2 universal seats, the original skinny wheels with 3 military tires. It is a 3 speed manual. Needs some small things and some body work but its all there!! May consider trades on other 4x4s Make me an offer!”

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Kelly Manufacturing Safari Top Beavercreek, OR $400


It could use some love, but these Safari tops aren’t something I see for see very often (more info). I’m guessing this was made for a CJ-3A or DJ-3A, but may fit a 2A.

“Sold my flatty. This top didnt go with. Good Safari brand top. Good doors. Hard lowers and soft uppers. Have brand new lexan windows that are cut but still need to be installed. Hard to find in decent shape.”

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1946 CJ-2A Stearns, KY $5500


This has an unusual hardtop made of diamond plate. The drain holes appear filled.

“Dam good jeep has no rust posting for family member”

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1951 M-38 Owensville, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6600.

Has some hat channel rot, but the floors are supposed to be solid. The windshield has quite a bit of rot.

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“1951 Willys MC (M38) radio jeep. runs, drives, stops. Has an all new brake system. Engine is still 24V. Underhood batery box, air filter, and crossover tube not pictured but included. We took this jeep on a 250mi trip last fall and it did great. Front floors are solid and functional but hat channels underneath are in poor shape. All other rust is in pictures, mostly the passenger side. This is a good jeep to drive & enjoy as is, but would aslo make a good restoration candidate. The hood numbers are still legible and i uncovered markings which show that it was a radio jeep, with an AN/GRC-7 radio. Civilian gas tank in pics is not included, neither is the battery under the hood. Clean title in my name. Located in SW Indiana”

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1962 F-head Starrucca, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

Steve passed this engine along. It may be worth a look.

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“Here is a running jeep motor I believe around 1962
That was used to power my Ford 821 tractor.
I removed the motor a few years ago when I began
a multi year project to restore it from a back hoe / loader
to a 841 tractor. The engine was running fine however, the
front engine pulley was not capable of running the pump
on the front end loader. It has been sitting inside my garage
ever since. The engine looks like the engine in my 62 Willys
Jeep CJ-5. It has the skid plate under the oil pan.

I cannot locate the timing cover as it was removed many years ago.”

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1966 CJ-6 Moscow, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** .. price dropped to $6k before it sold. 

(12/26/2022) The price includes the trailer.

“We have a classic 1966 CJ 6 with hard top and doors, PTO winch l, with trailer and spare tires for sale. Spare tires that are 1550 boggers. This 1966 CJ6 project was started but not finished. There is a new wiring harness, a crate SB chevy 350, steering, and seats that all needs to be installed, but most parts are included. We are asking $11,000 OBO”

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1963 DJ-3A (Former Surrey?) Carson, WA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/22/2022) Seller indicates this was a former Surrey that was rebuilt by or in conjunction with Warn.

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“1963 DJ-3A Willys. Was originally a Surrey Gala jeep so it was pink from the factory. It does great on the trails but I just don’t have the time to make it what I want. Built by guys from Warn in the 90s, so it has all the goodies available back in the day. Warn Black Diamond link kit 4 link rear with tj springs and fox/warn shocks. Front is radius arm with fox/warn coilovers Ford 2.3 ranger motor with a motorcraft 2 barrel carb and MSD ignition. T-18 ford trans with a dana 20 tcase and Warn planetary overdrive unit. Dana 44 axles front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroit trutracs Rear axle has a warn full float hub kit 35 13.5 krawlers with full size spare. Weather checked but hold air and have great tread. Switchpro copycat pushbutton accessory panel Warn quick connect winch wiring front and rear with cradle. Onboard air tank under rear end with pressure switch. Soft top and bikini Nice cage Cool old willys with tons of potential and good old school parts.”

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1947 CJ-2A Mossyrock, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900.

(11/18/2022) Fun looking rig. Has a Bobcat hood.

“1947 CJ Mountain Jeep Buick V-6, T-18, low gear 4 speed 20 transfer, 44 high pinion rear end 44 front end with disc brakes Power steering, york on board air Warn winch, full gage, front hoop Sprung over with 2 1/2” springs Rear springs are outboarded Corbean seats $5,000 firm – sorry no trades”

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1951 CJ-3A Vashon, WA $6925


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/29/2022) This has updates and a little bit of bubbling paint.

“Let me say, I know this price is probably high. I sold this 20 plus years ago. It was my stepdads and I found it right after he died and bought it back. I paid too much. I am open to reasonable negotiations. That being said it is a good running driving CJ. ‘51 CJ3a, has Buick V6, 3spd with overdrive, hydraulic clutch setup, elec. fuel pump with fuel cell. Great Jeep with aftermarket buckets. Have a full black top with doors but windows went bad and have spots inside them. Needs bodywork and paint. Body has some rust in usual spots but frame is fine.”

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Jeep News Issues & the Fall of 1973 Issue

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Thanks to Illinois Larry, I discovered that I had only posted one of my issues of the Jeep News from the 1970s. It’s not clear to Larry (who has 10 issues) or I (who have 14 issues) just how many were produced, but between our collection, there were at least 15 issues published.

Here’s an overview of covers of what I have, followed by a photo of what Larry has that I don’t. Strangely, many of these lack the published year, so figuring out when some of these issues were published is tricky:


This is the cover page from what we believe is Larry’s Winter Fall-Winter 1981-1982 issue.


FALL 1973 Issue: This is the earliest issue I have and may be one of the first ones, if not the first.

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1956 CJ-3B Abington, CT $15,000


Looks in good shape. Note the ventilating windshield.

“F Head 4 cylinder Motor rebuilt 2 years ago Restored 20 years ago Mileage 2,000 on motor since rebuild Comes with soft top and doors Call [hidden information] Located in Abington, CT”

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1951 CJ-3A Belpre, OH $12,000


This has a Warn OD and a Koenig hardtop, along with an unusual paint scheme.

“1951 Jeep Willys · Suv · Driven 27,800 miles Very good condition must see to Appreciate”

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1951 CJ-3A Florham Park, NJ $7000


This was a Navy jeep at one time.

“This jeep was a us Navy CJ3A JEEP used for towing aircraft around on base and aboard aircraft carriers. It has 65,000 miles and the paint isn’t great but the body only has a couple of small rust spots in the floor. The engine and transmission have had a recent rebuild. It runs and drives like new. It has a clean NJ title. It needs someone who will do the body work, paint it Navy gray and appreciate a classic military jeep. This one only requires minor body work and a Gray coat of paint.”

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1960 FC-170 Epsom, NH $21,500

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Seems solid.

“1960 jeep FC170 flathead 6 3 speed really neat old truck fresh tune up carb rebuilt and all new breaks. Also a new gas tank in the last year”

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1959 FC-170 Pattersonville, NY $4000

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Includes the snowplow?

“Pretty decent condition comes with spare frame,engine,tranny,and axles cranks havent tried starting it though”

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1964 CJ-3B Hedgesville, WV $975


There seems to be some parts value here. It has a Beck or Kelly Hardtop.

“This right here is a 1964 Jeep CJ-3B (4WD). The vehicle is a barn find. It has 43k original miles. It has a Buick V6 motor in it which is original to the vehicle. The original color on this Jeep is Spruce Green Tip. The top is in good condition. Floorboards are in good condition. Frame is in great shape. This is a great project vehicle—it has a RUSTY Exterior. **NO TITLE**. I don’t negotiate over the phone.”

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1953 CJ-3B Collegeville, PA $9000


This has some updates, including a V8. It could use some body work finished.

“1953 Willys CJ3B · Other_body_style · Driven 57,000 miles $9,000 OR BEST OFFER – V-8 Chevy conversion, small block 355 Fresh, 300 h.p. – Original Driveline 3 speed Hi-Low 4×4, Dana Rears. – New parts for disc brakes in front end. – New brake system parts, stainless brake lines, drums, brake shoes, and new kit. – 2 options of new headers and new exhaust parts. – New 15 inch rims, tires, gauges, steering wheel, and bumpers. – Paint and all bodywork accessories (Rhino liner). - New seats and roll bar – New bimini top *Too much to list* PHONE CALLS ONLY: 610 564 4324”

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