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1948 CJ-2A Medina, OH $8500

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The steps have been modified and drain holes covered.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/medina-1948-willys-jeep-for-sale/7045939466.html

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“Fully restored 1948 Willys Jeep for sale. The vehicle is currently in long-term storage and can be viewed upon request. Restored by an experienced classic car enthusiast who also restored two Model As, a Packard, and a REO Flying Cloud. The car was fully operational and regularly driven in holiday parades (i.e., Brunswick and Valley City Fourth of July and Old Fashioned Days Parades) immediately prior to the restorer’s death in December 2017. Has been in covered storage since that time, so may need a minor tune-up.

Being sold by the current owner and titleholder. Title can be transferred immediately upon payment. Purchase must transport from the storage unit.”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Sanford, ME $11,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(11/09/2019) Appears in good shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/sanford-willys-jeep/7049556660.html

“1952 M38A1 Jeep Willys.
No metal patches and no bondo.
Frame in excellent shape.
Runs and drives great!”

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1947 CJ-2A Goshen, OH $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Roger Martin spotted this one. I thought I’d already posted it, but can’t find it. The steps have been modified.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3846565302036034/

“Nice 47 runs and drives great.”

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1944 MB Royersford, PA $13,500

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Lacks combat rims and has a hood bump; probably had a different engine at some point.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/royersford-willys-mb-jeep/7050336612.html

“1944 Willys MB Jeep. Have owned since 2001. Approx: in 2010, took to Army Jeep Parts in Bristol for upgrades. New Timing Chain, Radiator and Rebuild of Carburator a few of the upgrades. 4 page invoice included in sale. Runs and drives great but needs to go to a good home for more TLC and to be enjoyed/shown. Since rebuild, approx: driven 5-10 miles a year”

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1966 M-416 Trailer Pekin, IL $900

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Looks read for some hauling.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/tro/d/pekin-military-m416-jeep-utility-trailer/7051186052.html

“I recently acquired a 1966 Jeep trailer. Has minor BATTLE damage in the form of a couple bullet holes. All original military. Never restored or repainted. Has lights and wiring harness and brakes. Pintle attachment. Pulls good. Will have a NEW set of off road tires installed. 16” Military rims. No through rust, just minor surface rust. Perfect Jeep off-road utility trailer.”

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $22,500

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/jupiter-willys-jeep-m170-front-line/7050512681.html

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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Ben Hur(?) Trailer London, OH $150

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Roger Martin spotted this trailer, which looks to be a Ben Hur model. It’s only 40 miles from him. He’s generously offered to pick it up for someone if they are interested.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/459139105022862/

“Great pull behind. Solid. Good rubber. 2 inch ball. Lights do not work. No title”

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1949 CJ-3A Lewisburg, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is just a rolling chassis.

https://williamsport.craigslist.org/pts/d/montandon-1949-willys-cj3a-rolling/7047706288.html

“Completely gone over frame and axles. All new seals and axle bearings. 4 wheel disc brake conversion. Cleaned and painted. New king pin bearings. Comes with L-134 engine and original trans and t-case that need gone over. Other parts may be available. NO TITLE.”

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1942 MB Pemberton, NJ $2900

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2019) It’s a project.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/pemberton-ww-willys-mb-military-jeep/7050355202.html

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“LOCAL PICKUP ONLY WITHIN 7 DAYS,WILL BE AWAY DEC 11-26 2019,1942 willys military jeep motor number mb254026 ,motor moves freely,did not try to get running,front frame horns need repair but the rest of the frame looks good,no fuel tank,correct seat missing,bill of sale only/no tile or data tags,includes 4 combat rims,sold as is,body and fenders have rust,2 STOCK JEEP WHEELS ON JEEP NOT INCLUDED,correct motor/early t86 transmission/transfer case,local pick only from Pemberton NJ 08068,all parts unless otherwise noted are used,takeoff,has wear,not NEW ,REBUILT,OR NOS,may be dirty,dings,dented and may need cleaning”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Waterford, PA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. It appears this has been painted. It also has new plates. 

(10/08/2019) Missing steps, drain holes and a rear tailgate.

https://erie.craigslist.org/pts/d/waterford-1947-jeep-willys/7044294961.html

“1947 willys Jeep. Excellent condition. ”

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1948 Wagon Delivery Sedan Braselton, GA $8995

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Drive as is or restore.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/braselton-1948-jeep-willys-delivery/7051528904.html

“1948 Jeep Willys Delivery. All original, good condition, rides and drives. New tires, brakes, steering and lots more.”

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Just a Handful of Updates

• CATEGORIES: Features

I spent yesterday been working on a series of marketing posts related to the Kaiser Willys integration in 1953 and 1954. So, just a handful of posts today.

 
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Blackstone Laboratories’ Engine Oil Testing

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July 23, 2017, after a long day of driving, Scott had a long night of engine work.

Some of you may remember the July 2017 Alaska Or Rust adventure and the problems that Scott Gilbert’s wagon engine gave him (and Bob Christy and, part of the way, Rick Pacholski) … how has it already been 2 1/2 years?? Yikes!

After several engine rebuilds during the trip, the Scott and Bob were forced to turn back early and could not complete the trip. Eventually, Scott reinstalled a rebuilt engine and got the wagon going again. However, not surprisingly, Scott’s especially diligent these days about checking the condition of his wagon’s engine.

In an effort to monitor the engine’s condition, he wondered if there was any way to test the oil (he runs Lucas classic 10-30 oil) to be sure there wasn’t extra engine wear occurring. After checking with other folks and finding no answers, he hit the internet. Eventually, he tracked down Blackstone Laboratories. For only $25, Blackstone tested his oil and reported the results within a week.

About Scotts’ engine, the lab reported that the oil looked in good shape, which provides Scott with more reassurance that his newest rebuild will serve him well over the coming years. Still, he plans to do a few more tests occasionally, just to be sure. So, if you are concerned about your engine oil, you might check out Blackstone Laboratories.

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Canadian Made CJ-5s

• CATEGORIES: Features

Barney Goodwin of Barney’s Jeep Parts brought up an interesting bit of history regarding Canadian made Kaiser Jeep CJ-5s for the US (and Canadian?) market.

He wrote, “Your Canadian made Commando brochure post got me thinking. A customer of mine in my hometown of Houston has his dad’s ’69 CJ5 bought brand new at Woodie’s Jeep in Houston .

And, it was made in Canada!

Dave, the only reason I can think this happened is that Toledo had a military contract(s) they were running at the late 1960s and required the Toledo capacity. Around that same time, Kaiser Jeep had a short contract for M-151A1 MUTTs, contracts for M-274 Mules, and contracts for the Kaiser Jeep M-35 Deuces. Keep in mind it was also the first year for the Postal D100 Dispatcher DJ-5A. All of this was before AMC bought Jeep and moved government products production to Indiana as AMGeneral.

Kaiser Jeep’s solution? Shift the production of CJ-5s (and other vehicles?) to Canada.

Below is a picture of the data plate for my friend’s 1969, the one bought in Houston. Note the location of it and size. It’s right below the regular VIN plate on the firewall.

Most CJ-5s of that era had the 4 holes already punched in that location and they exist on our Toledo made 13,000 mile 1971 CJ-5. 

If anyone else has insights into this, we’d welcome them!

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Mid-1950s Willys Motors ‘Jeep’ Specialized Equipment Binder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Unfortunately, this got wet. Starting bid is $149.99. Or you can have two different binders for $300 off of Facebook (again, both water damaged) (Located at Front Royal, VA).

View all the information on ebay

“Jeep Specialized Vehicles & Equipment Catalog 1950s Binder Ambulance Fire Engine. Was wet at one time so most pages are wrinkled but none are stuck together. The binder is solid no mold. The white stuff is from another book that was on it when it got wet. Its completely dry and ready to be used.”

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Photo of PFC. Richard Schweers Using Field Radio on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No date or location on this image.

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“This is an original press photo. Pfc Richard Schweers uses field radio in Army jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lexington, KY Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: The seller responded to an inquiry indicating that due to the condition of the shed, it might be a week or two before they’ll allow anyone into the shed to look at the jeep. 

The seller has this listed at $10,000, but that’s only because they couldn’t leave it blank.

https://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/7050412780.html

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“Barn find. Ran sometime before it was parked… Located north of Lexington. Please reply through Craigslist email. Will consider all reasonable offers. There are some required fields I wasn’t going to fill in but have to. No, we’re not really expecting $10,000, but it won’t let you leave that box blank. This was my dad’s. We do have the title somewhere. And I’m guessing it is a manual transmission – can’t imagine it being an automatic. Thanks!”

 
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Ted’s Newest Model Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

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A few days ago while looking at Facebook in the Massachusetts area, this model jeep caught my eye. It was just different enough to cause me to look closer at it and, at 21″ long, I could tell it was an unusually large model. Even better, it was a very reasonable price. I contacted the seller, but, unfortunately, she was unwilling to ship it (I shed lots of tears!!). Since Ted Jordan lives in the area, I contacted him, but unsurprisingly, he had already had his eye on it. His daughter finally picked it up the other day and, thanks to Ted, we have some great detail pics of it.

According to Ted, “After closer inspection this thing is a beast weighing in at 18lbs and 21″ long and 9 1/2″ tall.  Its super cool and I would have to say home made by somebody. Just doesn’t look like something you’d find at a store, very well built but also a little crude in some ways. The guy is also pretty neat; he’s molded to sit in an upright position and, although Im not sure if he was made at the time of the Jeep, he seems to fit with the size and overall look of the piece. Jeep seems to be a mix of wood and metal fenders, windshield frame, underside, and most of the small parts as well being metal.

I’ve taken the some of the pics with a few more common Jeeps (Tonka,Marx,and the small JH Millstein Glass candy container Jeep) to show the crazy size comparison. I’d love it if you could post some pics of this Jeep and see if any of the other guys have any info on this thing or anyone has ever seen one like it.”
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1953 Photo of an Early Experimental Mail Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo and caption appeared in the October 1953 issue of Popular Science (page 124). There are several interesting things in this photo. First, this jeep is setup with right-hand-drive; second, the body has been cut similar to the way some of the DJ-3As would be trimmed on the sides; third, this vehicle is only two-wheel-drive. This is the earliest photo that I know showing an experimental mail jeep that, arguably, led to the DJ-3A Dispatcher/Delivery/Convertible production models. The picture, without the caption, can also be found on the CJ-3B page about mail jeeps.

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The Pee Wee Jeeplet

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, Old Images • TAGS: .

This 600lb jeep-like vehicle was built by O.L. Munding of Glendale, California. It was included in the October 1953 issue of Popular Science (page 124). On the same page, the magazine also featured a rat rod vehicle built by Munding that was powered by two air-rolled Ranger engines, war surplus items originally used to start big bomber engines.

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1948 CJ-2A Glendale, AZ $8200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8200. See a video of the jeep here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI7rbArxKxI

(07/31/2019) Sam’s former jeep has popped up for sale again, this time in Glendale. It was last listed as a 1946, now listed as a 1948. Looks like someone added some AC.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1948-willys-cj2a-artic-cab-jeep/6936494094.html

“Note: This vehicle will be on display at the 29th Arizona Military Vehicle Show held Sat-Sun 25-26 January 2020, Turf Paradise North parking lot. West Bell Road and 15th Avenue. Take Bell to 15th Ave and head south. Show will be be on right (north) side in front of Turf Paradise. 1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix AZ. See http://www.armytrucks.org/mvshow.php for more info on the show.

Fun, running, driving and functional, but sold AS IS. 16,528 indicated miles, but overall mileage is unknown. 3 speed floor mounted transmission shifts well. All gauges and horn work.

Valuable accessories include a scarce cold weather fibreglass cab, towbar, Warn overdrive and lockout hubs gives a top cruising speed of 60mph. Turn signals, roof mounted air conditioning, defroster, Am/Fm and CB radio with mount and antenna, dual mirrors and extra stop lights for safety. New June 2019 battery. 2” receiver trailer hitch, dual G.I. type gas cans and spare tire with mounts included as well. A trunk, accessible from the tailgate, has been installed instead of a rear seat. The loose rear seat frame, comes with the vehicle.

This Jeep has a military history, supposedly being an Air Force “follow me” vehicle in Greenland, but this can not be confirmed. The body in good shape, not a rustbucket. A great running, practical, hunting, or fishing, classic, flat fendered Jeep. If restored with Air Force markings, it would be a scarce variation of a military Jeep.

$9600 – Sale by wire transfer (bank to bank) only. Call prior to purchase. Clear Arizona title. Sold as is. Non-Dealer private seller, so no sales tax. ”

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1942 MB San Juan Capistrano, CA $20,000

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Looks in good shape.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/capistrano-beach-1942-willys-mb/7048506188.html

“Complete rebuild body and engine
1266 miles on rebuilt motor
Excellent condition”

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1990 FJ-45 Land Cruiser Dallas, TX $45,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This is a Brazilian FJ with a Florida title that’s in Texas.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2535693686668330/

“I’m selling my very rare !! 1990 Toyota fj45 land cruiser pickup truck extended cab only 2 countries sold this model type of Toyota Japón 🇯🇵 and Brasil 🇧🇷 standar 5 speed Mercedes benz diesel Engine Super cold a/c power steering wheel , new tires , no issues , I have Florida title all in order”

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1962 Wagon San Marcos, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Back on the market.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2636042173152418/

“Willys Jeep. I don’t have the time or money to fix it up like I want. It runs and it drives just needs a face lift.”

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1946 CJ-2A Project Austin, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body is sitting on a later model frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461543898075525/

“Might trade for something interesting and equal trade. Starts runs and rolls. Needs brakes bled, radiator repaired and wiring completed. Seats and welding on frame. I am too big for the small Willy’s tub.”

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