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Merry Christmas from the Australian War Memorial

• CATEGORIES: Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Merry Christmas everyone. Here’s photo Christmas throwback to a post originally published March 20, 2011.

Originally found via Photography News website and courtesy of the Australian War Memorial come these four photographs that capture Santas, Christmas, the Holidays and Jeeps.

1. This photo is from Japan (original link to source no longer works)


2. Here is a photo from New Guinea (original link to source no longer works).

Ramu Valley, New Guinea. 1943-12-25. NX103434 Captain F. D. Smith, dressed as Father Christmas, arriving at one of the wards of the main dressing station, 2/6th Australian Field Ambulance, in a jungle cart (Thompson Stretcher), drawn by a jeep, to distribute Christmas presents to the patients. Identified personnel are: SX28258 Private E. J. Cummings (2); TX5952 Private R. G. Viney (6), and Corporal R. Roessler (7).

3. This image is from Korea: (original link to source no longer works)

Santa Claus arrives at the Christmas party given by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), to two hundred Korean children from villages near the Gallipoli camp. Santa found some straggling guests on the way to the party and gave them a lift in his sleigh, the fire chief’s bright red jeep. An unidentified soldier is sitting in the back of the jeep with the children.

4. Here is another image from Korea: (original link to source no longer works)

Unidentified members of either the 2nd or 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR or 3RAR), gather at a jeep which has carried Santa Claus to their camp in Korea. The jeep has been decorated with branches of Christmas (pine) tree and has two large loudspeakers attached to the front.

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Fermel Utility Jeeps from South Africa

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

UPDATE: Originally published February 17, 2015, it now looks like these vehicles are no longer produced. Jim notes that Fermel is no longer in business.

After publishing the post about the Union Mine Jeeps, Marc found a website that features new ones. A South African company called Fermel makes four different utility vehicles. The webpage for each jeep includes a video of each respective jeep.

1. Mini UV Emergency Vehicle: A light utility vehicle with permanent 4 wheel drive and a maximum payload capacity of 1500 kg. Built on a unique Meccano Type chassis
Features Include :
Blue Flashing Light , Siren , Roller bed & locking point for stretcher , Lockable cabinet , Overhead oxygen bottle rock , Drip hooks, Defibrilator carring points , Rubberlined rear , Fabric Lattice tailgate , Foam cushions , Flourescent lights at rear.

2. MIni UV LDV: Categorized as a light utility vehicle, the MINI UV LDV is a 2 seater, 1500 kg payload capacity underground machine. The loadbay is ideally suited for materials transportation. The vehicle features permanent 4 Wheel Drive , a unique meccano type chassis and wet multi disc brakes inboard axles. Load area for carrying general materials.


3. Mini UV LWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.



4. Mini UV SWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed  for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.


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Wood Rocking Jeep Apple Valley, CA $425

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This is unique.

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“1942-1945 military CJ-2A style rocking jeep custom made by High Desert wood workers association. One of six made. We gave one to our sponsor Lowes of Apple valley, and the rest went to call for life for kids for Christmas gifts as well as 24 doll carriages we made. We would like to sell this one asking price is 425 or a reasonable offer. It does rock and is painted with Sherwin Williams paint and all hand made by the members of our wood club. Please message us or text at [hidden information]. Would make a great collector item and or a gift. Located in Apple Valley, CA may consider trades.”

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1946 CJ-2A Eastern NC $16,000


Many updates and a flathead V8 on this new/old school rebuild.

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“1946 Willys CJ2A Hotrod Ratrod Jeep
Classic CJ2A body and chassis with upgrades for trail performance and modern-ish convenience, 100% road legal, with clean NC title.

Body: Vintage 1946 CJ2A, various repaired areas and patch panels, structure is ¾”x1- ½” x .080” wall rectangle tubing, poly body mounts, vintage hood with heat scoops, vintage front fenders and grille, vintage windshield with original glass and PA state inspection sticker from 1979, full paint with Rustoleum Gloss Army Green (easy touch-up after trail contact), 2” body lift, clearanced rear wheel openings

Frame: Vintage CJ2A with gussets, new spring perches, 6-point roll cage with rock sliders, custom transmission cross member, cross bars, and rear underbody winch mount
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1946 CJ-2A/M-38 Lexington, SC $5500


This is a project with 2A and M-38 parts.

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“1946 Willys CJ2a
This is a franked jeep project,
not for the purists

M38 tub and fenders, windshield frame
Buick V6, T90/Dana 18
Dana 41 rear axle, Dana 25 front

The project is not done, needs someone to finish it.

Upgraded suspension to 76-83 CJ5 stock springs
Rebuilt transmission and Tcase
Buick 225 V6, bottom end was clean, resealed it. Heads were rebuilt
HEI ignition
Power steering
Upgraded master cylinder to dual circuit MC
Front drum brakes are 11” drums, rebuilt
All new brakes lines
All new fuel lines
Brand new tires
New seat cushions and upholstery
Advanced adapters chain linkage upgrade for clutch
New Gauges
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1946 CJ-2A Parts Port Charlotte, FL $1200


Maybe this will interest folks.

“46 CJ2A complete body for sale. Should be fully restorable. I was going to restore but, time has moved me in a different direction. Grill, hood, frt fenders and tailgate in good condition. Tub needs work but, fixable. I have 2 windshields buyer gets choice. $1200.00
Also have tranny needs rebuild been sitting outside. PTO tail on it. 100.00”

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CJ-2A and CJ-3A Billings, MT $4000


Parts or projects.

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“willys cj2a with body is a parts vehicle for the cj3a without the body. I have another tub in better shape but still not great. Bunch of new parts, old parts, and extra parts. Jeep with no body is in great shape. Frame is solid and unmodified, suspension is not hammered, Everything is still 6 volt. New battery and hold down, new starter and generator, all ignition parts are new. Rebuilt carter wo carb Comes with a bunch of new and old parts Engine runs but needs rebuilt Great start but my plans have changed and i wont be able to finish this project. Dont have to sell but the extra space would be nice. Please serious offers only 4000$ obo”

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2 Jeepster Tom’s River, NJ $6500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Unclear how much value is here.

“Willys barn find 2 cars and lots of parts. 1949 Willy’s Overland Jeepsters”

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1958 CJ-5 Barstow, CA $4000


Might be a reasonable price.

“It is a 58 Willy’s cj5 jeep 4×4 V8 Chevy runs great 3speed stick clean title az trade”

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Year? CJ-3B Wray, CO $5000


Listed as a 1953, it looks to be a later model with the large speedo.

“Clean title, needs rebuilt, motor still spins “not locked up. Numbers matching with a F4-134 hurricane inline 4. Miles 1537. I am willing to work on the price so just let me know.”

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1960 FC-170 Winter Park, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/29/2021) Has an updated powertrain.

1960-fc170-winterpark-co“Rare chance to own a piece of Jeep Willy’s history! You don’t see these very often. Here what may be your only chance to own the coolest truck in town! I’m Selling this 1960 Jeep willys FC-170. It is not a FC-150 with the short bed, this is the 3/4 ton with a 9’ bed. This particular truck used to be a hooker/ tow truck at some point. Very good patina. Not as rusty as you may think. I have 10 of them and this is one of my better ones. Very solid bones. No motor or trans. CLEAN TITLE IN HAND Not interested in trades. $6000 cash only Located in Grand County, Co. Can deliver anywhere for fair price.”

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M-38 Parts Elkhart, IN $450

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Parts

There seems to be some value here.

“Willys Jeep parts M38 style with some differences. Tailgate has all reinforcements but never had holes drilled to mount the tire or gas can. Grill has military and civilian features. I think this may have been a DJ when Willys built it, they often used up leftover and over run parts for the DJ’s.
The one large section of transmission cover pictured has been sold.
M38 hood has been sold, now includes a Willys stamped hood in fair condition.
$450 for all or message for individual parts.”


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1947 CJ-2A Lakewood, CO $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/10/2022) Lacks rear driveline. The last pic shows it from 1999 when it made the magazine cover.

“That’s her as a cover girl in 1999! Some specs: power glide transmission, Hurst shifter, Vortec V6 2.7L Oldsmobile Engine,Bilstein shocks, Sparco racing seats on VW frame rails,Tom Woods heavy duty driveshaft on front (need rear), roll cage, CJ3B windshield. Custom front winch mount bumper. RUNS. Contact for more details & questions. Must sell.”
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Year? CJ-3B Lake Havasu City, AZ $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2022) Project or parts.

“52 Willys High Hood sold on a bill of sale. Running gear intact as you can see it needs work. High hoods are rare to find. Also have two extra Willies tailgates. Location Lake Havasu City. Don’t ask if it’s available I will not answer if it’s up here for sale it’s still available”

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1946 CJ-2A Nokomis, FL $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/13/2022) It’s a project.

“This is a 1946 Willy’s CJ2A that is approximately 70% restored including completely rebuilt engine (L134 Go Devil – Purrs …), transmission, transfer case, suspension, custom roll bar, etc.
The lower floor was replaced due to rust under the fuel tank. I have pretty much everything except for a new fuel tank, which rusted out, and the under seat tool box for the new floor.
I have personally owned this for over 45 years and unfortunately must now sell.”

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1949? CJ-2A Lincoln, NE $2000


UPDATE: Still available.

(09/12/2022) Looks like the photos were taken of photos on a phone.

“Willy’s jeep 2L head motor one stuck other one ran 2 thousand a fair price”

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1950 & 1950 Color Selector Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I ran across these rare brochure on eBay. They aren’t in the best of shape, but  better than nothing!

The first one became effective April 1, 1950, for The Willys Station Wagon and The Willys Jeepster. It is a simple four-page brochure with a choice of six palettes.

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The second brochure does not include the Jeepster.This 1951 brochure gives a branding name to each color choice: Jamaica, Grand Canyon, and Caribbean. Note that this four-page brochure includes the Willys Makes Sense slogan from the Willys Makes Sense campaign the company implemented across it’s adverting in 1951:
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CJ-2A Al-Toy Elletsville, IN $85

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

UPDATE: Price has dropped to $85.

Thanks to Tom for spotting this. Asking price is $150, but it lacks a steering wheel and is a little rough. This is the tow-seat version. It has a casting number of 8.

“Very rare antique 1946 metal toy Willys CJ 2A Jeep. All wheels move freely when rolled and have no cracks, color is light tan, hood opens, windshield folds down, IS missing the steering wheel. Have found the exact same one on a antique toy website for $275 (pics 7-10). My asking price is very fair, so please no lowball offers. Reasonable offers considered.”

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1952 CJ-3A Malin, OR $4000


Includes a Warn OD.

“V8 powered Willys manual with warn overdrive. 35” mtz or 31” boggers. Starts right up. Lots of power locker in rear”

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1953 CJ-3B Poulsbo, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.

Lots of updates on this either 1953 or 1955 CJ-3B (years listed in different spots).

“1955 Willys, Chevy 4.3 liter, turbo 350, automatic transmission, Dana 44 front and rear, 588 gears, Detroit locker rear, arb air locker front, Warn winch.”

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1947 CJ-2A Wilsall, MT $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/23/2022) The center seat looks re-upholstered, so I can’t tell if it is a Dumas, a Carson, or something else.

“This is an excellent original Jeep, no apparent rust. Runs and drives like it should. Electric winch, bikini top, new gas tank, new battery, tuned up and ready to go.”

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1942 MB? + Bantam Trailer Orland, CA $14,000


No pics of the trailer included.

“1942 Jeep Willy with Bantam Trailer”

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Year? CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $1800


This may include a governor.

“Willy’s jeep needs restoration engine locked does roll no title”

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1946 CJ-2A Reno, NV $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2022) This has a variety of updates. It might be worth a look.

“46 Willis Flat Fender Jeep CJ2A Way to many mods to list but has lockers front and rear with a sm420 trans small block Chevy. Has been a very capable wheeler but i haven’t had time for it for a few years. It needs a little TLC New ish BFGs alll the way around $7,000.00 OBO”

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1944 MB Eagle Creek, OR $5000


It’s a project. with no engine.

“44 willys on Toyota running gear, all wheel disk and 3 speed trans, all set for small block, brand new wheels and tires. No motor. It’s 5k firm I will take any less.”

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