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1958 CJ-3B Tub Denton, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B, Parts

Jim spotted this partially rebuild tub.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/pts/d/denton-1958-willys-cj3b-jeep-body-tub/7053857591.html

“Partially restored 1958 Willys CJ3B tub.
Most of the rigorous work has already been done. There is still some metal work left, but 95% rust free at this point, and that’s before blasting! A ton of work has gone into this project so far and picking it up from this point should go smoothly in the right hands. It’s in great shape, no major issues that can’t be repaired easily. Please contact me if interested. Thanks for looking! I could potentially trade for other willys Jeep parts and attachments. Looking for: warn overdrive, Koenig PTO or crankshaft winch, military soft top and bows, Koenig hard top and doors, PTO gearbox, overdrive/PTO adapter, seat frames and cushions. If you have willys parts, let’s deal!”

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1948 CJ-2A Lakeside, CA $1250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2020) Looks like there’s value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2497487853854236/

“1948 willys jeep Cj 2A Buick v6 ran before I parked it 15 years ago. Needs help but cool old jeep. I have drivers seats too. Floor pan is rusted but could be a great project. Thanks for looking.”

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1950 CJ-3A Reno, NV $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(07/30/2019) Hasn’t been run by seller.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/610978489705480/

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“This ad is for an old 1950 Flat Fender Jeep Willys. Its pretty much complete and not far off from being able to drive. I was planning on getting a 6 volt battery and get it running but it might be easier to do a 12 volt conversion, not sure. I’m afraid to do anything that might damage the 6 volt system. Anyway I don’t have any long term plans for it and not attached and have other projects going on. So it’s about time to let it go.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Alamogordo, NM $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Hasn’t run since 1997. This might have a Porter & Reed hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498824810742316/

“Make an offer. Pm if interested. Willy’s jeep flat fender all there was in running condition when parked in 1997”

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NOS Personnel Heater Kit for the M-38 Clinton, PA $600

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Can’t be many NOS units around.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/497866984169106/

“Brand new nos complete kit. Everything to install. No shipping, so dont ask. Cash only. Located 10 min west of pittsburgh airport.”

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1948 CJ-2A Portland, OR $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/26/2019) Has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/991256371250229/

“1948 willys cj2a · Other_body_style · Driven 300 miles 289 conversion 3inch lift upgraded gauges updated wiring harness led light bar,and much more needing to buy a home force’s me to sell price is or best offer”

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1961 CJ-3B Fitchburg, MA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still listed … Still Available?

(09/14/2019) Looks like a custom slanted-hood 3B, similar to project 5607.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/534210277329071/

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“961 WILLYS CJ3B CUSTOM Options and Equipment: Less than 1000 miles on rebuilt Chevy 283 V8 (60psi oil pressure) rams head manifolds, dual exhaust (very quiet) aluminum radiator, power steering, boxed frame, 9000lb winch, 32” Procomp tires, lift kit, springs, shocks, rear locking diff, superwinch hubs, dual fuel tanks, 3 speed transmission, twin stick transfer case with gear splitter overdrive between them giving you a choice of 12 forward gears and 4 reverse.

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1950 CJ-3A Mansfield, OH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2493059834288404/

“This is a project vehicle. The motor has been rebuilt by the previous owner and had it changed to 12 volt/alternator. New clutch, pressure plate etc. New radiator, fuel tank, seat frame and other miscellaneous parts.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000

(08/19/2019)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2711992145501825/

“’48 Willys CJ2A Jeep with original Flathead 4 cyl engine, oversized tires and roll bar. Runs great and needs only some cosmetic fixes (wiper, passenger side mirror and choke cable).”

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1950 CJ-3A Brush Prairie, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE Price now $8500.

(12/13/2019) Appears solid. Has an F-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/466019514085180/

“This Jeep was owned by same man for 42 years and only used once a year for hunting. No rust and a great running engine. 4WD Drives great. $2000. of extra parts $7500.”

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1946? Model? Monaca, PA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, M-38A1

I’m not sure what’s all here. It’s listed as a ’46, but looks to be an M-38A1 body. A cab enclosure hardtop in included.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1435004256631738/

“40s Willys Jeep for parts was told drivetrain was good has a couple good fenders best offer”

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1943 MB? Medford, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2019) It’s a project that includes non stock parts. Not sure there’s a whole lot of value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/781321152270607/

“Work in progress 200 ci Ford L6 engine w/3 sp automatic All parts go with it ,T 96 trans ,with old pto shaft ,brake parts ,lights ,wire , cables ,so on or best offer ,cash only”

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The 1954 KW Logo

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

INTEGRATING KAISER MOTORS WITH WILLYS MOTORS:

As mentioned in the 1955 testimony by Edgar Kaiser, initially when Kaiser purchased the Willys-Overlands assets, Kaiser Industries operated it as a separate automotive company called Willys Motors, an entity distinct from the other automotive company Kaiser Motors. Part of the reason for this was that both organizations had separate plants, Kaiser in Michigan (at Willow Run) and Willys in Toledo, and separate sales and distribution systems.

Step one of the integration was to blend the sales and marketing teams of Kaiser and Willys. Later, in early 1954, the Willow plant was shut down and manufacturing was moved to Toledo. By early 1955, most of the integration of Kaiser Motors into Willys Motors had been complete (I don’t know if Kaiser motors existed after that).

As a part of the integration strategy, and perhaps to bring cars, jeeps and truck under one umbrella logo, the marketing team introduced the Kaiser Willys name and the KW logo. These appear on a variety of brochures and documents from 1954, but pretty much disappear by early 1955. Here’s an example of the sales and dealers’ newspaper, the Kaiser Willys News. It features both the logo and the dual name:

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But by early 1955, this KW and Kaiser disappears, replaced by just Willys and the W logo:

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Maury found this good example of Kaiser Willys coupled with the KW on a service manual. It also labels the sales division as the Kaiser Willys Sales Division.

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In terms of brochures, here’s an early 1954 version of a CJ-3B brochure with the KW:

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Here are the later 1954 versions of this same brochure, with the one on the left intended for the Willys-Overland Export Company, while the one on the right was marketed by the Willys Motors, Inc. Gone is KW and Kaiser Willys, though Willys and the W-O logo reappear on the Export brochure:

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Willys-Overland Export brochure is on the left, while the standard brochure for Willys Motors is on the right.

Here’s another somewhat common brochure that I hadn’t dated until yesterday. That’s because it didn’t register with me that this brochure has both a KW logo and a KW-form number (KW-1706). It’s the Farm Power Brochure that extolled the virtues of four wheel drive and it’s practicality on the farm. I’ll just show the first and last images here. The full brochure can be seen in the post below.

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There are quite a few examples of the KW and Kaiser Willys logos on documents. However, by 1955, those logos were mostly removed in favor of ‘Jeep’ and Willys.

Tomorrow, we’ll visit the initial attempts to harmonize sales brochures across models.

 

 

 

 
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1954 KW ‘Jeep’ Farm Power Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1954 KW-1706 brochure appears to be an early attempt to demonstrate to consumers just how many jobs the jeep could tackle. In fact, it included the slogan, “The World’s Most Versatile Farm Vehicle”.

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This full-size page measure 17″ x 22″. I used by phone scanner to capture the whole thing, but it did blur it a little bit. It was so large, the scanning software struggle to capture it all. Scannable Document 1954-kw-1706-jeep-far-power-5-lores

 
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October 1954 Kaiser Willys News

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

iI’ve shared some of the pics and captions, but now I can take some okay scans (not great, just okay) of the full pages. This has the KW logo, the Kaiser Willys branding, and a mention of the Kaiser-Willys Dealers and Salesmen.

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1953 CJ-3A Shingle Springs, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Powered by an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/559238761297124/

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“1953 Willys CJ3A. It runs and drives, 100% brand new T90 3-speed transmission and rebuilt steering box. Engine is an F head out of a later model versus the L head that would have come factory. 4WD works, hubs and T18 transfer case shift well in and out of 2/4WD and Hi/Lo. Also new front fenders, front suspension (springs, shackles, pivot bolts), new shocks all around. Could use a little carb tuning. Steering is tight with the tie rod ends in good shape.

Frame is straight and not all rotted out. Tub could be better, but it’s 67 year old thin sheet metal after all. Tub floor pan was also bed lined by a previous owner, and free from any cancerous rust. Great starting point for a full restore, father/son build, crawler, motor swap, whatever you want. Simple with literally every part available online to replace anything on the vehicle. Bought it as a project last year and lost interest. Reg expired in 2018 so there are some back fees, unsure what they are. Any questions just ask. 5500 obo”

 

 
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1942 GPW Deer Park, WA $8900

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

It’s got an unusual rear bumper modification. Runs and drives. Has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/480007155989797/

“This is a 1942 ford GPW has a willys 1950’s 134f and t-90 trans. From California very little rust. Fun To drive. Not a show rig been repainted several times, was blue years ago, I was planning to restore it one day comes with some extra parts. Run’s and drives very well. New brakes. Needs a gas tank its running on a boat one under the seat. Comes with hood because the one on it has a hole in it . Let me know if you are interested. may trade for a Kubota or similar tractor, dodge diesel 4×4 or?”

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1960 CJ-3B Ellensburg, WA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has mods. Still needs a little bit of work of some kind.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2448372681935515/

“Nice willys new or rebuilt everything.225 oddfire, t90, twin stick transfer case,power steering,new wiring harness,4v carb,headers,2.5 inch exhaust, new gauges, aluminum radiator. About 90% done.needs to be finished, meny more pictures.”

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1949 Jeepster Burken, WA $4250

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2451035458297369/

“4th ’49 Jeepster made. 85,000 miles. Original floor boards very very minor rust. Runs great! New brakes. Fun to drive and gets lots of thumbs up”

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1953 M-38A1 Benton City, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2399347760317982/

“1953 Military Jeep M38A1. Selling my military jeep. Lots of work done, including, brakes, new radiator, new top, batteries, and much more.. This jeep has no rust!!. Body in great shape. A great survivor. Selling to fund another project. Has original 24 volt electrical system. Comes with Overdrive transmission/PTO. Also has side canvas doors. (Full winter top). Also has factory hard top, but do not have hard top doors.”

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1952 M-38 Yreka, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(06/17/2019) May have an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/602524426991177/

“My dads old Jeep runs and drives new seats and fuel system m38 original military have clean title in my name ”

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1948 CJ-2A San Francisco, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of mods to this jeep. The rear PTO bar has been accessorized a bit.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472667696982553/

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“OR SALE 1948 WILLYS Solid starting point for a PROJECT. 283 with LT-1 intake, advance adapter headers, advance adapter side pipes, 2 piece scatter shield, Muncie 4 speed, warn overdrive, Dana transfer case, custom built front and rear drive shafts, Dana front with a DANA 60 rear (yes that is a 1 ton rear end) end both sporting 5:38 gears. Locking hubs on the front. GM steering box and column, Hurst linkage, 2 10 gallon fuel tanks. Sand roll bar with a full cage. Same owner since around 1979. I wanted to rebuild it to it’s former glory but just don’t see it happening.”

 
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1951 M-38 PIlot Hill, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I believe this pic was taken prior to disassembly.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2470755753241277/

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“951 M38 Willy’s Military Jeep. It has been converted to 12 volt. I have taken this down to the frame and started to put it back together. It ran and drove before my restoration began. I have lost interest in the project. It has a: Buick V6 even fire out of an early Grand National (better than the odd fires) Dana 27 front axle Dana 44 Rear axle Brand new Rancho 2.5 inch lift kit with new leafs and shocks Muncie SM420 4-speed T-18 Transfer case (brand new adapter from Novak) Super Swamper 32.5 inch tires (5 of them) Front Disc Brakes Power Steering

Parts that come with it: New wiring harness New gauges 4 New Hummer seats, cushions and seat belts Soft top with doors (old has some holes) Aluminum radiator and electric fan Brand new heater All the brass placards for the dash Roll bar New brake lines Many many more parts. All the parts are there to get it back on the road. It is currently on a DJ-5 frame which is 3/4 of the way boxed in, the original frame will come with it also if looking to restore back to original. You will need a trailer to pick this up and a way to haul all the parts. It’s registered non-op and has original CA black lic plate.”

 
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1947 Wagon Lexington, KY $3250

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

There’s plenty of work to be done on this wagon. I just liked the old lettering along the side. The hood  has the pre-war W-O design on it.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/pts/d/liberty-47-willys-jeep/7053030780.html

“For sale 1947 willys jeep overlander. No motor or trans. Asking 3250.00 obo make a great project. Has tenn title”

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1943 MB & 1952 CJ-3A Sedro Woolley, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, MB

Not a whole lot of value in the MB. The 3A looks like a project (only one pic provided).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498625227429128/

“Selling my 1943 willys and my 1952 willys cj3a only have title for the 1943 it is a Ford mb. Bill of sale on the 52. Have tons of parts this is a package deal for both firm on price.”

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