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1951 M-38 Fountain, CO $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2020) Modified and solid looking M-38.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/fountain-1951-willys-jeep/7047559817.html

“1951 Willys Jeep. Clean Colorado title. Runs great. 289 Ford engine. Automatic transmission”

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1949 CJ-3A Magnolia, TX $3600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Needs some brake and body work.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/magnolia-1949-willys-jeep/7049852292.html

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“MOTOR RUNS GREAT
4 CYL FLAT HEAD / 4 SPEED 4X4
ODOMETER READING IS 03192.1
VERY NICE WINCH, TOW BAR, DECENT TIRES W/ SPARE / IT’S ALL HERE
NEEDS BREAK WORK AND WATER PUMP TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE AND SOME GOOD TEXAS TLC
I AM ASKING 3600.00 CASH OBO / POSSIBLE TRADES BUT CASH IS ALWAYS BEST”

 
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1946? CJ-2A Spanish Fort, AL $14,880

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This militarized CJ-2A has a few mods.

https://mobile.craigslist.org/cto/d/daphne-willys-cj2a-jeep/7050235650.html

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“Check out this recently restored 4×4 Willys Jeep. Its about as good as it gets for this model. Its also more versatile than a Side by Side/ UTV, since its street legal and has a tow bar. Best of all its easy to work on and appreciates in value. Due to the large amount of spam on this site, I will only respond to emails which contain your phone number. If the ad is up its still available.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Hesperia, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/08/2019) It’s a big project.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/hesperia-1948-willy-jeep/7051434393.html

“1948 Willy Jeep Great project if you are interested in setting up and creating your own ride. All parts are here just no time to do the project, looking to clear up garage space. Pink slip on hand. I have engine, transmission, bell housing, hood, windshield, all part to complete the build.”

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CJ-2A Body Sulphur, LA $500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A, Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/16/2019) This body has had lots of work done to it.

https://lakecharles.craigslist.org/pts/d/sulphur-cj2a-willys-body-for-sale/7049702426.html

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“During a frame off restoration we realized the body we have does not match the frame. The body (tub, fenders, hood, front and rear bumper) is for a ’48 vintage CJ-2A. Fenders and hood are in excellent shape. Hood has a customized box that was installed to accommodate the non-stock (for the body) engine. Tub is in average condition. Body mount channels on the bottom have some wastage and will need to be replaced. The storage bin under the passenger seat is missing. Otherwise, repairs have been made to previous wastage. We need to make room for the new body.
Entire body was on an operational chassis and was driven. As-is, it is functional. Restoration will require attention in the above areas.
I also have the front grill and windshield. Am not sure if I’m going to repurpose those but if not, they will be included with this body.”

 
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Edgar Kaiser’s 1955 Testimony About the Kaiser Willys Merger

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

In the summer of 1955, Edgar Kaiser Sr. provided testimony to the United State Senate, Subcommitte on Antitrust and Monopoly, regarding the car industry, specifically the history of the  Kaiser Motors Company, it’s post war challenges and how/why it merged with Willys Overland.

There’s lots of interesting details in here, but my takeaway is that Kaiser didn’t believe Willys-Overland was properly leveraging the opportunities of the consumer market for four-wheel-drive vehicles. Moreover, Kaiser had a better dealer network for selling vehicles than Willys-Overland had been able to create.

So, some of this info is useful for understanding the mindset of Kaiser as to the challenges Kaiser Motors faced, before buying the assets of Willys-Overland, and the reasons the company purchased W-0. Given we will be covering the marketing aspect of this time period, it makes more sense why the new Kaiser Willys entity produced so much new literature for the sale of jeeps. Kaiser simply didn’t believe Willys-Overland execs were doing enough to promote jeeps and their capabilities to consumers.

I’ve taken snap shots of the entire testimony, which can also be found online here.

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Arps’ Blackhawk Snow Plow

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This post from 2013 originally consisted of a brochure from eBay, but for this update I’ve added some additional brochures and Tom’s video showing how he uses the Blackhawk snow plow in Northern Wisconsin. The Arps Corportation manufactured these plows out of New Holstein, Wisconsin. Near the end of the video he shows how he mounts the plow and manual adjusts the angle using a chain.

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Prices as of 1948:

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Other material:

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1943 Photo of Ford GPAs (SEEPS) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

These Ford GPAs were apparently photographed along a New York waterway, but there’s no caption to confirm that.

View all the information on eBay

“1943 Press Photo US military amphibious jeeps on waterway in New York. This is an original press photo. New York – (Swim) jeeps Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-20-1943.”

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1950 CJ-3A Woodinville, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** $4995.

(04/04/2015) Nice looking jeep. Front brakes currently disassembled.

“1950 Willys CJ3A Civilian Flatfender. 95% stock, Flathead 4 cyl. 4 wheel drive, stored for 20+ years, few new improvements, Koeniq “Tin Top”, half roll cage, Diamond Plate corners and steps. Willys ready for restoration back to original or modify to whatever level. Has heavy duty detachable tow bar included. Have more photos, send email address if serious restorer / collector / hunter. Vehicle has not been started in 15 years. Was running when last parked. Front brake system currently partially dissembled. $4,995″

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1961 4WD Parkway Sedan Delivery Concord, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Apparently, still needs a little work, but looks good.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/rodeo-1961-willys-sedan-delivery/7051458423.html

“Willys sedan delivery 4X4 wagon 90 % orig. runs and drives still needs some finishing current registration . has 226 six cyl. engine and three speed transmission lots of new parts 7500.00”

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1944 MB Porterville, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: MB

This does not run.

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/strathmore-willys-1944-mb-military-jeep/7050636082.html

“Willy’s 1944 MB Jeep. Needs total restoration. Does not run. Comes with four Combat rims not the wheels on it in the photos. Rare variation of the Jeep one of the few made for beach landings. Originally equipped with T-1 air compressor oversized 750-16 tires, special spare tire mount and foot still has special instruction plaque on dash for tire pressure. Sold as is. Bill of sale only”
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1948 CJ-2A Provo, UT $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/30/2019) Might be a good price. Will need some work.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6098199?ad_cid=12

“1948 Willy’s. 4000 OBO
Overall, pretty impressive for a 71 year old vehicle. Starts, runs, and drives. I’ve taken it in multiple long drives.
With that said, there’s a few thing that need attention. The clutch, although it works, makes a sound. I bought all new clutch parts but haven’t installed. Throw out bearing, forks, cables, clutch, etc.
The brakes recently stopped working and I haven’t had time to look at it. Up until very recently they worked.
One of the pictures shows the exhaust manifold which smokes a little bit when you first start it.
I also have a newly rebuilt carter carb that’s original but there’s an aftermarket one in there now. It works fine but I wanted original. So I’d send you with the new clutch and carb.
I know it’s not perfect but a great Jeep that just needs some attention I don’t have time for.”

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1958 CJ-5 Knights Landing, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Could be worth a look.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/knights-landing-willys-1958/7050961774.html

“Fair Condition, Runs good, No problems.”

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1949? Flattie Estacada, OR $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Appears to have a modified WW2 body. Not sure how much value is here.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/eagle-creek-1949-jeep-willy/7051773368.html

“Clean title set up for v8 no engine or trans fiberglass flip hood headers radiator steer gear and pump for v8 with it body is rough comes with a 4cyl Mercedes diesel out of a 240d around 10k on rebuild the plan was manual trans with samurai t case firm on price”

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1948 CJ-2A Riverside, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Project or parts.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/riverside-1948-willys-c2a-project/7052113685.html

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“I have a project that I never took on and it’s time to find someone who can put the time and effort into this vintage classic.

It will need to be hauled away by buyer.

Come take a look at this Willys which has lots of potential.
$1000 or make me an offer.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Silverton, OR $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price now $5000.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/saint-benedict-1948-willys-jeep/7050626592.html

“Starts runs and drives”

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1951 M-38 Greenwood, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(07/06/2019) This is a project that will need lots of work.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/greenwood-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7052088403.html

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1949 CJ-3A Yucaipa, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This jeep has some mods and has been partially refurbed.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-1949-cj3a-jeep-completely/7051024595.html

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“1949 jeep CJ3A. Jeep has been completely restored including the warn overdrive. Motor, trans, front differential, rear differential, transfer case it has all been redone. I also have an original metal top that goes with it plus some other spare parts.Engine is a Buick V6. Jeep sat in a building since 1979. It is in excellent condition”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Campbell, CA $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6200

(10/18/2019) Has an inline 6, but it doesn’t look to me to be a spitfire.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1946-willys-jeep/7050539426.html

“1946 cj5 jeep, all has been replaced, motor rebuilt,all new brake system, new clutch/ and pressure plate, new tires etc, too much to list. this is a must see jeep,”

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Year? Mitsubishi CJ-3B/J-54 Redding, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on Craigslist. Price now $3500.

(10/10/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/douglas-city-mitsubishi-j3-jeep-diesel/7047924005.html

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“Mitsubishi J3 Diesel RHD Military Jeep.

License built by Mitsubishi. 4 Cylinder diesel from the factory. Built for the Japanese army (and others) from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s.

Restoration project. Has sat for a number of years. Complete and original. Rust in the usual Jeep places (footwell). Frame is straight and solid. Motor currently does not run but turns over with compression…. Being a diesel I am sure it would run if you hooked it up to a fuel tank, not had time to mess with it. Parts are available from a number of suppliers. Even has the original Japanese NDTs still on it……. Very cool and unique Jeep.”

 
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Year? CJ-6 Auburn, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/03/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/auburn-cj6-project-may-with-motor-and/7040524029.html

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“This cj6 is missing the engine tranny and transfer case
It has steering already moved fwd.
It seems stock orherwise
These are rare. Im only considering selling because i have to many vehicles.
If i dont get asking price i will just keep it and get to it next yr. So price is firm.”

 
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Year? MB Auburn, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2019) It’s a project or parts jeep. Front of frame has mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/auburn-willys-jeep-mb-with-mb-motor/7048848733.html

“Complete military mb jeep with Lhead motor
Current reg snd title in my name
Needs restore. I have title in hand.
2800
Needs tcase
I have a t90 i can offer with it

Trades always considered.
It needs a grill and hood and seats too. Grill and hood in pics are gone. ”

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1948 CJ-2A St. George, UT $5100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/13/2019) Body exterior has been body-lined.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/5317139?ad_cid=8

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“1948 Willy’s CJ2a Jeep. The entire exterior has been rhino lined so it will last forever. The underside has been painted with a truck bed liner for protection as well. New larger gas tank has been added as well as plastics race seats. New wiring harness has been added along with LED tail lights.
The Jeep runs and drives but could use some general upkeep and maintenance. Very easy to work on as there are obviously no computers or major electronics to deal with. Perfect for someone who is just starting to work on cars. This Jeep was my granddads and I have loved making it mine, but it’s time to move to a new project. This Jeep is sold as is and buyers will be required to sign a bill of sale”

 

 
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Jeep Cigarette Lighter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This LRDG-style lighter is pretty cool. Only available for a few more hours. The seller has a variety of toy jeeps for sale as well.

View all the information on eBay

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE WILLYS WW11JEEP – DESERT COMMANDO STYLE- CIGARETTE LIGHTER IN ORIGINAL BOX .

THERE IS NO NAME ON LIGHTER OR BOX. I HAVE HAD THIS IN MY COLLECTION FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

THE LIGHTER IS CAST METAL AND VERY HEAVY AND WELL MADE.
THE LIGHTER SPARKS LIKE NEW, AND HAS NEVER HAD FLUID INSTALLED.
VERY NICE AND RARE PIECE OF JEEP ART.”

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6 Jeeps Lake Como, PA

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, FC150-FC170-M677, M-38

Roger Martin forwarded this post.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/477366653205421/

“6 willys to choose from. Let’s try this again…..
1. Red fc150 $2500 frame cleaned and painted years ago still in nice shape brake lines were done at that time it’s complete will run with a little tlc:

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2. Other fc150 not complete should be enough here to put it together but cab is rough no paper $1500

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3. Green/camo no top cj2 $500 has paper motor rebuilt years ago will run with some tlc

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4. M38 with top and plow $750 has paper motor seized:

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