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Circa 1954 Photo of Jeep on Lake Mendota Ice Fishing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

This photo from the University of Wisconsin Digital Achrives was taken around 1954 and shows a jeep atop the Lake Mendota Ice, surrounded by fisherman.

Lake Mendota borders the northern side of downtown Madison, Wisconsin. In the early 1990s I lived in Madison for a couple years, but rarely spent much time near Lake Mendota.

Learn more here: https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/AGOAAUBBNQBJC28P

This first photo is a closeup from the photo below it. The jeep appears to be a pretty stock MB.

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1962 Wagon Mission Viejo, CA $22,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this Hemmings link to a story about this 1962 Willys wagon that’s for sale. The seller explains why new wood panel was installed.

LISTING LINK: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/willys/utility-wagon/2462262.html

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“1962 Willys, Utility Wagon, 4 wheel drive. Current odometer reads 47,691 (not likely original), suitable as a daily driver with original “Hurricane” 6 totally professionally rebuilt (46,467miles). Straight through rebuilt transfer case (46,636 miles) Unlike original is very quiet. and later model Jeep all synchro 5 speed adapted to give freeway speeds in 5th gear. Car will do 65 MPH at 2300 RPM, will go faster but why would you? Added Tachometer, column mounted shown in pictures, helps to know when to shift.

New front hubs, All guages work. Front seat shoulder mounted seat belts added in front. Springs have been re-arched to raise to original level. Interior is like new green vinyl with recently carpeted front seat area. Excellent paint inside and out, resides in sunny southern California and has no rust. Wood panels recently added to cover previous wood panel effort *.

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1977? Flattie Milville, PA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(01/15/2021) This has no powertrain. Looks like a metal body with a fiberglass tilt front clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/443828039953439

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“Jeep CJ5 body has NO engine or transmission was set up for Ford. Dana axles out of a scout they are locked have driveshafts has new 31 inch mud terrain tires mounted on Wagon Wheels also full roll cage mounted to frame has fuel cell mounted in rear new extended leaf springs also traction bars on rear front axle moved forward several inches also fiberglass tilt front end 2 fiberglass race seats MSD ignition box aluminum radiator power control box for ignition and lights an electric fan on radiator don’t miss out on this deal make it a great toy or racer There is no title off-road use only get it before spring so you can get it ready to play for the summer”

 
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Year? CJ-5 w/Trailer Redding, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This late ’50s CJ-5 looks like a great candidate to run as is. It’s got early Free-Lock hubs, an Warn Overdrive, and a  PTO Winch. The body appears solid as well.  The trailer has potential as well (if the bottom is good).

“nice project jeep. had a frame off restoration back in the 90s. lost the keys. clean title has trailer as well that goes with it. was driving until 07. has just sat since. 4000 obo”

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1961 CJ-5 Weed, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

It’s been used, but it generally looks pretty stock and solid. Its also sports a vintage PTO winch and some Cutlas Power Lock hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/295470075081760

“This CJ is ready for hunting,fishing,or just cruising the back roads”

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1956 Truck San Diego, CA $35,100

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $35,100.

(12/28/2020) Lots of modifications to this tender-looking truck/wagon.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197562262040611

“1956 Jeep Willy’s LS1 with nitrous Aluminum radiator and trans cooler Power steering 4×4 King coil overs KC Hilite running lights and rock lights Led whip/mount near tailgte Stereo with Bluetooth All gauges work perfectly Driven right around 600 miles since built completed Custom interior Full paint exterior and interior with fully painted finished bed 17” Black Rhino wheels 37” tires Licensed with tags up to date, and clean title This truck is well built and well thought out, not a backyard build. Paint is in great condition and it turns heads everywhere.”

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1946 CJ-2A Manchester, NH $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/12/2020) No description provided. I wonder how vintage that signage on the jeep is.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1063099144148172/

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1948 CJ-2A Coeur d’Alene, ID $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(09/22/2020) This 1948 includes a cowl drain like the CJ-3As. This might be a very late 2A. Passenger floor patched?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1083583778814071

“Very nice original 1948 Willys Jeep . CJ2A . Original running gear in good condition , starts right up , no leaks or oil burning . Have replaced a few things over the years , starter , generator, master cylinder. Everything works , brakes and shifts well . No body rot or cancer , good glass , top and doors . This is a two owner Jeep with current owner having owned it for over 40 years . You probably won’t see another one like this for this price .”
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1953 CJ-3B Erin, NY $4750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4750

(10/28/2020) It’s a project with a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2725053104473508

“Father started this restore and his health failed. It has custom suspension, new body and tires, Not fully assembled and is lacking the radiator. Engine is a Chevy small bock V8-50 which is installed. Parts that need to be installed on front seat (see picture) Perfect for the handy man mechanic”

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1947 CJ-2A Sisters, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(11/22/2020) Includes some parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3487803297954415

“Old Willys for sale in good shape
Has a gm 4.3 v6
Runs and drives, great for a camping Jeep. Open to trades”

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1947 CJ-2A Vacaville, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(01/13/2021) This is a project with a variety of mods and extra parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/426577478755623

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“I have a 47 Willys project that I was going to build. Things have changed and now I don’t have time to deal with it. It is a complete body with title. I have a complete soft top for it also. Has a cj3b windshield so it’s one solid piece. It is cracked. It is sitting on a 83 Toyota pickup frame with front and rear Toyota axles. I have 4.88 gears and install kits with solid spacer for the diffs and misc driveshaft parts. I also have a brand new high steer kit for it also with power steering setup. It will also come with 35” rollers, 84 22r, 83 complete harness with steering wheel and gauge cluster, 2 g series transmissions ( 1 top shift and 1 forward shift). It will also come with a forward shift tcase and w56 5 speed and tcase. Have bucket seats with 4 point harnesses and a newer back seat with harness.”

 
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1946 ‘Jeep’ Station Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

There’s no form number or date for this brochure, so my best guess is that this is was one of the earliest station wagon brochures.

Curiously, the illustration on the front appeared in a September 1946 Saturday Evening Post ad, but with several changes. The ad is more formal, while the brochure’s illustration is more informal. For example, the ‘Dad’ has a tie and no fishing pole,  while the ‘Mom’ has a different color of dress and purse. The wagon color is more purplish in the ad, while the wagon is red in the brochure.

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And now for the brochure:

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This is the back of the unfolded brochure:

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When first opened, this page appears:

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When completely opened, this three-panel view appears.

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WWII Photo Collection on eBay

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

The starting bid for the collection of 677 photos starts at $1000. It does include a few images of jeeps, including a Ford GPA Seep, an MB, and a Ford GP named “Marie”.

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“An awesome circa WWII original photograph album with approximately (677) photos. (567) on album pages that can be removed and (110) other photos. Mostly WWII US Army/Military from an album that came apart. They include some great images with lots of examples below. The 1939 Rose Bowl Football Game (soldiers must have attended) USC University of Southern California vs Duke Bluedevils, Tanks and Crew, Black Officers and soldiers, Uniforms, Helmets, Jeep Willy, Trucks, guns, vehicles, Baseball 86th R.C.A., Boxing, pin up girl in bathing suit, airplanes, blimp, Pasedena, California, Radio City, Mess, Medical, 25th Armored Engineer Battalion, Hollywood Canteen, Toyko Express, Beer, Cigars, girls, ladies, getting married wedding pic, USA flag, UCLA pennant, large Santa Claus, milk crates, shovels, family, etc. An awesome group of 1940’s photographs.”

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1966 Jeep Accessories and Spec Equip Booklet on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The buy-it-now price is $8.99 for this 10-page Jeep Accessories and Special Equipment Booklet. One item I didn’t know was Jeep approved were the longitudinal rear seats seen on page 4.

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“Up for grabs is this vintage booklet for your JEEP. This booklet shows so many fun accessories and special equipment you were able to add to your Jeep. The booklet shows normal wear plus the staples are rusty so they stained the center fold of the booklet.”

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NOS 4-Wheel-Drive Branded Selector-Style Hubs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

The starting price for these is $350. The hubs include instructions, though there’s no reference to Husky, Dualmatic or Selectro.

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“Vintage Jeep Selecto Type Locking Hubs model H5024A. New old stock, has some shelf wear as pictured.”

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1955 CJ-5 Apache Junction, AZ $35,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Mike spotted this CJ-5 with a myriad of updates. I don’t recognize the top; I’m wonder if it has been customized with extra large windows?

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/gold-canyon-jeep-cj/7260673140.html
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“I have owned this very unique 1955 Jeep for the past 40 years. It is very nice to look at, but it has been built to be used! You will never find another Jeep like this one. Load up your gear and you are ready to wheel.

Features include: Rebuilt 1976 Chevy 350 engine that was blue printed/balanced, RV cam, Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performance Intake Manifold, Hooker Headers, and Flowmaster mufflers.

It has dual Yellow top Optima batteries, power steering, power-assist brakes, Chevy SM420 4 speed transmission, 5:38 gears, T-18 transfer case, Saturn overdrive, Model 30 front differential with a ARB locker and disc brakes, Model 44 rear end with a Detroit Locker and full floater Dutchman axels. Also a MicroLock emergency brake, York air compressor, 12,000 Mega Wench, and custom black/green Imeron paint with gold striping.”

 
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Year? CJ-3B Thurmont, MD $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/10/2021) I’m not sure how much value is here.

https://frederick.craigslist.org/atq/d/thurmont-1951-cj3b/7257649823.html

“no title, 2 jeeps for parts, 1 has body-needs work, excellent front clip that we have stored in barn, grill hood, fenders, n windshield frame also stored in barn. Bell housing for v8 conversion, bell housing for orig 4cyl, engines need rebuild, i restored a 1949 cj3a willies from ground and know whats entailed, have no desire
to do again. Good father and son project. Asking $1000 cash”

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Scheneker Iron Works of Buffalo, New York

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

NEW UPDATE: Here are some more pics of the Scheneker Iron Works Demonstration Jeep that I snagged on eBay. The first pic shows the Dozerette. The other three show the snow plow.

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This shows the same(?) Demonstration jeep with a lift bucket. I’m not certain whether it’s the same jeep or not.

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UPDATED and posted April 18, 2020:

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The Scheneker Iron Works company of Buffalo, New York, produced some interesting pieces of specialized equipment for the jeep. The first items appear in the Willys-Overland Special Equipment Book starting in the late 1940s and the last evidence of their association with the jeep was in 1957. Other than that, I could uncover very little about this company. So, if anyone has any more background information on Schenker, please let me know!

One early item produced by Schenker in the late 1940s was the “Jeep” Dozerette, a scraper.

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Here is a more colorful ad:

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Another odd item that I don’t remember ever seeing in the wild is this Scheneker all-purpose lift:

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Another item which didn’t sell all too well was this Sheneker loader (none of the various loaders sold all that well).

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This was posted as part of an article on loaders from FarmCollector.com.

I believe this is a Sheneker All Purpose Loader (see more pics here):

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There are a few of these Scheneker backhoes around. Glenn shared one with us that was being rebuilt during our 2013 trip to Maine.

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The last item, the snow plow, is what I believe to be the most common item manufactured by Scheneker. It was available from at least 1948 through 1957. Several of these have been for sale over the years, with and without jeeps.

Given the VEC CJ-2A and the lack of a model identifier, I believe these two images show “Model A”, or the first model:

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As indicated on the second page below, these brochures appear to feature “Model B”:

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Here’s a comparison between the first model and Model B:

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Scheneker included a 30 day warrantee:

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This early 1950s brochure features one of the company’s snowplows on a CJ-3A:

Here’s the earliest sign I have that the company produced a “V” model snow plow and a Model T for trucks and wagons:

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At some point, the company introduced both a Model T (for Trucks and Wagons).

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By 1957, Scheneker was manufacturing various snow plow models for CJ-5s, Trucks, Wagons, and FCs:
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When the company ceased operations isn’t clear, but I have no brochures later than 1957.

 
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Early Willys-Overland Dealer Signage Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Thanks to Matt, I’ve added a photo of the front page of this six-page 8″x11″ brochure:

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I recently purchased a 1952 Dealer Signage Brochure off of eBay. After receiving the brochure (I will post in a couple days), I realized the seller of the brochure mistakenly added the photo below to the auction, which at the time puzzled me because the signage didn’t seem to fit how Willys-Overland was positioning itself in 1952 (no ‘jeep’ signage, only Willys). Now, I think this image is from one of the earliest post-war dealer signage brochures.

I tried asking the seller if they have more pics of the early brochure. Unfortunately, communicating with the seller of the 1952 has proven difficult (after a few emails, it’s clear that the seller either can’t read very well or isn’t proficient with English).

So, does anyone recognize and/or have scans of this brochure?

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1947 Station Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 4-page station wagon brochure, that I think was printed in February of 1947, is a common one on eBay. It’s got a form number of 472-A-500. One clue to it’s early printing is the prominent use of the term ‘Jeep’, a term that disappeared from wagon advertisements by 1950.

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March 1953 French-Canadian Ad

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

The CJ-3B makes an appearance in this 1953 Willys Ad from Canada.

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1945 Article on Los Angeles County Jeep Patrols

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The December 19, 1945, issue of the Los Angeles Times noted that the county sheriff’s department hired 85 deputies and purchased 25 jeeps to tackle a jump in criminal activity in the unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. This may have been the largest and earliest attempt to employ jeeps by law enforcement in the US (Outside of the military of course).

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1946 CJ-2A Panama City, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

Militarized CJ-2A with matching trailer.

“Complete undercarriage,rear end and axles rebuilt , 6 volt orig. Engine rebuilt , Everything works ! ,new canvas ,seats ,top”

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1948 Jeepster Flintstone, GA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Appears in good condition and has some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2882428862043172

“1948 Willys Jeepster Roadster Such A Cool Ride ! 73 Years Old And Going Strong 350 Engine Sweet With A 350 Turbo Automatic , Power Steering Tilt Wheel Mustang 2 Front End With Disc Brakes 9” Ford Rear End New Tires And Wheels New Brakes Ready To Hit The Road Awesome Cruising In This Baby The Folks I Got This From Had It Over 30 Years That Red Shinning Paint Has Been On It For Over 30 Years Some Chips and cracks And Scratches And Still Is Awesome ! The Top And Interior is In Great Shape Good Solid Car I Have All 5 Of The Wide White Wall Tires Wheels And Centers in Great Shape Dont Know Where there is Another Like It For $12,500”

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1969 M-274A5 Mule Dahlonega, GA $7500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(10/12/2020) Looks good. Seller indicated it could use new seals.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/139343377996858

“Has full seat assembly and engine cage, they just aren’t pictured. Mostly restored, just needs some seal work but the seals come in a box of extras included. Slow leak so I haven’t worried about it. Runs great, got the fuel tank cleaned out, new fuel hose. Magneto was redone when I bought it and new plugs. New tires and Optima deep cycle battery. Runs great and drives great. Aluminum body with magnesium wheels. Original data plates. Full time 4 wheel drive and full time 4 wheel steer. Trades possible but cash is king. Partial trades considered as well”

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