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Big Jeep Parts Sale in Pomona, California


Jason at Tri-County Gear in Pomona, California, can be contacted via text at 951-313-6651, Learn more about the parts he has through Rick Pewe’s Facebook video:


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Our ‘New’ San Juan FC Tour Jeep

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This is the big surprise… Jesse and Andrea have agreed to sell us the San Juan FC Tour Jeep that Jesse built from the cab up, along with the trailer. You can see more pics from the build here:’s_tour_jeep_journal.htm

We consider this a great honor and can’t thank Jesse and Andrea enough! Jesse was instrumental in encouraging us to visit the round-up for the first time in 2012. Ever since that first visit I have wanted an FC tour jeep, but given there are only three of them, I never thought it would be a possibility.

Much more about this later, as we have a long drive home in front of us!


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Snow + Passes = Hotel Stays

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Me telling Ann, “trust me honey, the is a short cut to Arizona” … I don’t think she believe me! (the dually barely fit on the bridge).

Over the last four days we’ve encountered more snow and bad weather going into and trying to get out of California than we have in all of our other trips over the past 12 years combined!

On Sunday we drove from Prosser to Eugene, Oregon .. no problem!

On Monday we drove a few hours, but then stopped in Medford for an In-N-Out burger and some Harry-and-David store shopping. That’s when the snow started falling. Knowing we had a 100 miles of mountain passes to cross, we thought that even though it was only 1pm, it would be best to spend the night in Medford and tackle the passes on Tuesday.


2023-02-28-medford3It sounded easy enough, but then I was feeling a little off, like I was really anxious or stressed and my heart was racing a bit. I just didn’t feel quite right. Then, about 4pm, Ann got a call that her aunt had suffered an aneurysm and was on a breathing tube. There was some confusion and we thought she had passed. So, given the way I felt, Ann said we should go to the local ER. So, we spent a few hours in the ER. They did some tests. We talked to the heart doc. I was perfectly fine. It’s all very embarrassing, but sometimes it’s good to share the embarrassing stuff along with the instagram-perfect messaging.


An unflattering pic of me in the ER … Ann took a variety of pics; she was almost enjoying herself.

hmm … our conclusion is that I was having some kind of anxiety attack. Why, I don’t know. Was I nervous about snow in the passes? Nervous about the trip? Was I nervous about the feeling itself, afraid that I might be having a stroke like my father, which created a feedback look of nervousness? I have no idea! Whatever it was, things settled down that night and I’ve been fine ever since.

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July 1955 Jeep Jamboree Report from Willys News

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UPDATE: This post originally appeared August 14, 2015:


1) Lining up on the first really flat ground they have seen on the entire caravan, the Jeepers stop at Miller Meadows for their Sunday lunch.

This 1955 article in the 1955 July/August issue of Willys News covered the recently completed Jeep Jamboree. The author reported that as part of an awards ceremony, the award for the oldest passenger went 68 year-old Mike Millard who was a former Rubicon Springs-Lake Tahoe stage coach driver. He must have had some great stories!

On another front, compare photo #5 to an original at the online archive of California. There it is dated 1958. Given this appears in a 1955 Willys News I’d say their date is incorrect.


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Jeep Not So Hot on the Farm

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: This article was originally published May 29, 2016:

This Canadian article from the November 20, 1944, issue of the Maple Leaf broke the news that the jeep didn’t test well on the farm.


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Twenty Year Old Girl Jeeps Through South America

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UPDATE: This story was originally published August 29, 2016:

A story from the September 20, 1962, issue of the Toledo Blade (and a similar story on the 10th as well) shares the tale of Lou-Bette Herrick’s three month trip through South America. The Richmond Virginia native entered into the adventure after responding to an advertisement placed by Hilary Dunstervile for a companion to drive back to her native country of Venezuela. I did a little research on both women, but didn’t find any updated information on them. It doesn’t say what kind of jeep they used, but there is a reference in the article to camping out in the jeep, so it might have been a wagon.

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1946 Jeep Trip to South America

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UPDATE: This article was originally published September 12, 2016:

This article appeared in the October 8, 1946, issue of the Southeastern Missourian. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Kenyans, Mrs. Katherine McGregor Wallis and her daughter Miss Trinket, planned to travel all the way to Tierra Del Fuego in a CJ-2A. I could only find one article and one photo, partly shown below. You can see the full version of the image at Getty.


Caption: Katherine MacGregor with Friends Before South American Trip To South America In A Jeep. Chicago, Illinois: Putting the finishing touches on their jeep before they leave for a year’s trip in South America are (left to right): Mrs. Katherine MacGregor Wallis, Mrs. Anne Knehans, Irwin Knehans, and Miss Iranket Wallis of Quito, Ecuador. Trip To South America In A Jeep. Chicago, Illinois: Putting the finishing touches on their jeep before they leave for a year’s trip in South America are (left to right): Mrs. Katherine MacGregor Wallis, Mrs. Anne Knehans, Irwin Knehans, and Miss Iranket Wallis of Quito, Ecuador.


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1975 CJ-6 Bee Cave, TX *SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Was $15,500

“For Sale: 1975 Jeep CJ-6. This is the last year the rare CJ-6 was built for the American market. Rebuild approximately 15 years ago and since then stored inside and never has been in the rain. It has been used to drive around on nice weekend days in the Texas hill country for the last 15 years.

-258 AMC engine
– 3 speed
– Mickey Thompson alloy wheels
– No power steering, no power brakes
– No heat no air conditioning
– Miles unknown as the odometer got stuck.
– Full soft top with doors/Bimini top included as well.
– Has a tow bar that comes with the Jeep.
– Radiator replaced in last 5 years, complete tune up with rebuild of carburetor, replacement of oil inlet unit, and replacement of valve stem seal less than 2 years ago and electrical tune up less than one year ago.
– Fluids replacement all up to date.
– Have bought a new starter, alternator and a thermostat which are boxed up and come with the Jeep as well.

This is not a Jeep for an inexperienced driver, it is not perfect but a great rare Jeep that drives and rides more comfortably than a CJ-5. I am asking $15,500 for this Jeep. Please don’t low ball me and I do not require your assistance in selling.
I am located just west of Austin.”

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Toledo Blade Unveils the CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: This article was originally published April 9, 2015:

On July 19, 1945, the Toledo Blade published an extensive story about the unveiling of the CJ-2A to reporters. The paper is also full of interesting stories, such as the sinking of the Ticonderoga, the identification of a returning GI with amnesia that turned out to be a Nazi Agent, and the jailing of a Walnut Grove, California, woman who threatened a returned Japanese American soldier who was a POW in Germany.

A small part of the CJ-2A story was published on page 1



The majority of the story was on the front page of section 2.


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Jeffrey Mareck’s Trip of 30,000 Mile Trip in 1966

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The September 28, 1966 issue of the Milwaukee Journal shared Jeffrey Mareck’s 30,000 mile trip through Africa and all the way to England.


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1965 Diamant Family Trip through the US

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features

UPDATE: This article was originally published April 11, 2015:

In 1965 Brits R.M.E. Diamant, his wife, and three children completed a five month drive around the United States in a Jeep Wagoneer Camper. Mr. Diamant intended to publish stories of their adventure in travel magazines in the UK and the US, but his article in the 1966 Jeep News was the only one I found.

I’ve created this rough map of their journey based on the places mentioned in the article.



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1944 Article about a Soldier’s WWII Story

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Originally published March 27, 2015: 

Interesting story from the St. Petersburg Times if accurate.


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Fall 1979 – Winter 1980 Jeep News

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This is the last of the Jeep News issues from the 1970s and early 1980s that I have. I hope folks have found it somewhat interesting.

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Sunday Departure


We’ve moved up our departure date to Sunday. Though we have a pretty good, but narrow band, of good weather on the way down, we are going to reduce our daily drive distances. While there will likely be an occasional post, I don’t plan on doing any type of daily diary like we have in the past, mostly to reduce my work load and because we don’t plan on doing anything all that interesting on our way. We expect it to be a rainy cold drive until we hit Arizona. Instead, I’ll repost some posts from earlier years.



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1946 CJ-2A MT **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $14,700.

This looks like a nicely restored CJ-2A with PTO and winch.

“For Sale 1946 Willys CJ-2A, was acquired in 2009 is been restored with original parts.”

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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Lakewood, NY $3500


Jordan was sent additional pics of this one and confirmed it is a DJ-3A convertible that has had 4WD added. The windshield is definitely from a convertible.

“Have brand new wheels and tires Runs and drives, but no gas tank Hood and windshield and interior have been taken apart but I have all the parts labeled and bagged”

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1952 CJ-3A Mossy Rock, WA $5000


Has a variety of updates.

“1952 willys flat fender has a 351 Windsor with a brand new 4 speed and twin stick transfer case jeep has not moved since they have been put in. It needs the seats mounted, drive lines and a few other small things, open to trades”

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1948 CJ-2A Valparaiso, IN $14,000


This has a fiberglass body with a solid back and a fiberglass front clip.

“Had this jeep running about 4 years ago. Probably will need some work would be a nice project for someone. It is a collectors item I did lose the key to it. Very sturdy Frame no rust always have been shed kept. Will accept reasonable offers. not sure what the miles are exactly”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, WA $7500


This is a project, but looks to be a solid one. It’s got a Koenig hardtop.

“1948 flat fender willy’s jeep rolling chassis lots of new stuff new wheels tires hubs leaf springs shackles u bolts fender flares tilt column seat covers seats gauges carpet in back steering box shocks 2 different sets of seats and race harnesses list keeps going body bushings u bolts roll cage Project comes with a removable hard top u pick the power plant and trans asst it up how u want it yes there’s a title a but I will throw in sbc and ls block n heads too $7500 rolling badass condition”

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1948 CJ-2A Burlington, WI $16,500


Lots of updates, including a fiberglass body and front clip.

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“948 WILLYS CJ2A, full ground up custom build, Buick 231 V6, full custom dual exhaust with headers, full fiberglass body, 1 set of on-road/all season wheels/tires, and 1 set of 31X10.50 All Terrain wheels/tires. OVERDRIVE transmission/transfercase, power steering. Chevy bucket seats, tilt wheel, AND MUCH MORE. Has WI title and is completely street legal (working turn signals, lights, seatbelts etc.). More details/info upon request, selling for my father. RUNS EXCELLENT AND IS FAST & FUN TO DRIVE, GREAT FOR PARADES TOO. Never driven in salt/poor weather. $16,500 OBO. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.”

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Kelly CJ-2A? Hardtop Klamath Falls, OR $1000


Looks in good shape. The seller indicates it fits a CJ-2A, but it looks like it is on a CJ-5? It also looks like it has the CJ-5 form on the top rather than the dual-angled CJ-2A version.

“Arctic top, Two door, roll down windows, All metal, Inside light brackets, Locking back door, Window.”

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1948 Sedan Delivery Newkirk, OK $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Looks good.

“1948 panel willys Overton panel delivery wagon, 289 Ford engine, automatic transmission, transmission recently rebuilt Less than100 miles ago”

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CJ-2A Parts Spokane, WA No Price


Unclear how much value is here.

“Lots of Willys parts a couple blocks and transfercases. Also have sbc to t90 adapter for v8 conversion. One rare full floating axle from a mb on one of the frames”

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1944 MB Hermiston, OR $2500


There’s a lot of work to be done here.

“For sale is a 1944 whillies mb jeep it’s all in parts tore down, I have gotten to old to finish it. I am asking $2500 obo”

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1952 M-38 Neodesha, KS $1250


Unclear how much value is here.

“Jeep m38 military jeep. Fhead conversion. Havent tired to start it bill of sale only”

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