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McCain Hub Winch Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I recently purchased a special equipment binder off ebay. Usually, there are a few interesting brochures inside. This time, it was full of these pink price sheets, like this:


However, thankfully, inside the book there was a second small booklet that did have some brochures, and a few interesting ones.

As an example, I’ve never run across this unusual 4-page McCain Hub Winch brochure.

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Warn-A-Larm Brochures

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UPDATE: Here’s a second type of Warn-A-Larm brochure. It is a single page, form #AC1166-20 (maybe 11/1966?). 

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Originally published Feb 20, 2023: 

This is a product I didn’t know existed at one time. According to this four-page brochure, the Warn-A-Larm is a backup alarm device to warn folks when a vehicle is backing. It appears the brochure is from June 1969.



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Tilt-O-Meter Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’ve seen these Tilt-o-meters in various jeeps, but I didn’t know they produced a brochure:


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Mico No-Stuk Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a device I’ve never seen. When a vehicle is stuck it brakes the spinning wheel, forcing the non-spinning wheel to spin (and hopefully) un-sticks the vehicle.

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1953 CJ-3B Orange, CA $7500


This looks like it was quite the rig back in the day.

“1953 Willys CJ3B 327 4 spd Muncie 4wd drive works , Long tube headers, 4 wheel disc brakes, rebuilt transfer case. Runs and drives great and fast. All gauges work new fuel tank. Has full soft top and old bikin top underneath it. Custom roll bar done in the 70s. Newer Toyo Open County’s 33×10.5r15 on old turbines rims. Super cool Willys done back in the day and just brought back to life!”

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1957 FC-170 Fresno, CA $4500

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This could be worth a look. Unclear if it runs.

“1957 jeep fc170 Truck 6 cylinder”


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1943 MB? South Dakota $10,900


This has an unusual design scheme.

“Willys war wagon, frame off restoration,camo grey white paint,rebuilt motor,4 speed,32in bfs on centerlines,23000 miles. model 4jp,sn R96131, Have original tires rims chest! Only trade is the color green!!”

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1948 CJ-2A Concord, NC $4200


Hasn’t run in a while. It has floor rot at the very least.

“1948 Willy’s jeep. It ran when it was put in storage building 20 years ago. Great garage find. Make this your jeep project.”

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1974 CJ-5 Toprock, AZ $1500


There must be some parts value here.

“Has original AMC motor. Needs to be towed. Doesn’t run. Will discuss trades and offers. Project jeep for sure.”


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FC-170 Engine/Trans/TC El Cajon, CA $400

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Maybe someone can use this?

“L 226, side shift T 90 Transmission, and Dana 18 transfer case from an FC -170. The engine turned over when pulled. Comes with stock transmission shift linkages, driveshafts, and hard to find shifter for an FC.”

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1951 CJ-3A Las Vegas, NV $3990


This may have been a neat rig back in the day. It’s got no engine, but does have an OD.

“1951 Willys, west coast truck. no rust, no motor. transmission and transfer case are present. has clean Nevada title. priced to sell fast, hard to find in this condition.”

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1957 FC-170 Gunnison, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(03/13/2023) It’s supposed to have a front/back PTO setup, but no pics of it.

“1957 narrow front axle Jeep FC150. not a common vehicle. This one has chain drive PTOs front and rear, and an intact front window! These are known for frames cracking and this one needs a few places repaired. Comes with both axles. Has 4cyl hurricane, unsure if it runs or not. Definitely a project but an interesting one. Comes with a bill of sale, but won’t be hard to get a title for it. Bring a trailer, of course!”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, WA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/26/2023) This is a project, but looks to be a solid one. It’s got a Koenig hardtop.

“1948 flat fender willy’s jeep rolling chassis lots of new stuff new wheels tires hubs leaf springs shackles u bolts fender flares tilt column seat covers seats gauges carpet in back steering box shocks 2 different sets of seats and race harnesses list keeps going body bushings u bolts roll cage Project comes with a removable hard top u pick the power plant and trans asst it up how u want it yes there’s a title a but I will throw in sbc and ls block n heads too $7500 rolling badass condition”

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1946 CJ-2A Chillicothe, OH $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/24/2023) This one still needs some work.

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“1946 cj2a engine is rebuilt with new cam and lifters, bored with new pistons, crank was turned,valves regroups and everything else that goes with a rebuild. I got this out of a clean dry garage where it had been since 1981. I have all the parts to put it back together that are not in pics. Radiator, generator, starter, carb , full exhaust some of it is new. My next move was to do brakes and engine components. This Jeep has a rare Sears and Roebuck hardtop kit from the 60sinstalled on it. I have two extra engines and some other parts that I will sell after the Jeep goes. Price is $6500. Send me your number and I will call. I’m willing to get as many pictures as you want for serious buyers. “

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Willys Rally June 2&3, 2023

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This year’s Willys Rally happens June 2&3, 2023 at its usual spot in Hueston Woods State Park, College Corner, Ohio. You can learn more here:



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1958 Article From Sunset Magazine

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UPDATE: This post was originally published 12/26/2018:

This article about exploring southern Utah in a jeep was published in the October 1958 issue of Sunset Magazine. You’ll see a nod to Kent Frost’s guide company and a photo of the front of one of his CJ-5s.


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30th Annual Spring Willys Reunion & Swap May 19-20, 2023

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UPDATE: Next Weekend is the Spring Willys Reunion.

Art let me know that the 30th annual Spring Willys Reunion will be held May 19-20. This year, it will be held at a new location:  the Hilton Garden Inn, North Canton, Ohio.


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1965 M-679 Lake City, FL $60,000

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This is a non-runner.

“1965 jeep kaiser m679 ambulance extreemey rare m series navy/marine corps vehicle . engine is non running but turns over freely , this jeep has roughly 3,500 miles engine is 3 cylinder 2 cycle cerlist diesel , there is way to much to describe concerning this vehicle.”

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1948 CJ-2A Farmersville, OH $8000


The maker of this midwest, rear-flared fiberglass body is still a mystery to me.

“tock drive train,new exhaust manifold, thermostat ,pinion seals,transfer case seals,all fluids changed,gauges,runs perfect,warn lock outs,full cage- not tied to frame full fiberglass body 3 inch body lift on 35 s ,have full set stock wheels and tires,same as the spare,rear fuel cell,seats have quick release for easy removal, call if have questions, too much list,cash only,no trades 937 4sixteen 5650 we are moving, needs a new home,price is pretty firm”

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3 Cj-2As & 1 CJ-3B McDonough, GA $3000 (for all)


Seems like some value here at that price. The 3B is a later model.

“I have 4 Jeep Willys late 40’s early 50’s models. 2 will run and the others are good for parts or restoration projects. Selling all 4 as a package deal for $3000. If interested please text [hidden information]. Stockbridge GA. I can deliver if I need to! Possible trades : John Deere M , A , G , or B in good running shape , or other farm tractors”

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1948 CJ-2A Johnson City, TN $17,500


This looks in great shape. It does lack the bow holders and spare tire holder, but looks like a quality rebuild.

“1948 CJ2A. Vehicle is in amazing shape. New tub. Rebuilt engine. It’s not perfect but I would drive it anywhere. Great for parades!!”

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1951 M-38 + Trailer Robertsville, MO eBay


Bill shared this combo that is still under reserve with a bid of $3150.

View all the information on ebay


“1951 Willys M-38 and M100 trailer. 8400 miles, I believe to be original. The jeep is in good condition, not perfect. It has a few dings and scratches. It has a clear title. The trailer does not have a title. It has been with the jeep for at least 30 plus runs drives and stops. All lights work and black out lights too. The horn works as well. It has a miss when it warms but have narrowed it down to cap and or a coil. All 24 volt is still original to the jeep.  It also comes with a top and all the hardware. I do have the doors as well. I do have the canvas for the trailer as well, it is not in great shape but can get good measurements.”


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1948 CJ-2A McLean, IL $7000


May need a head gasket.

“Don’t have time for it anymore and need shed space. I believe it needs a head gasket. Has oil in coolant. *Engine DOES RUN* Has original hard top and doors and rear hatch, never got around to finish painting them. Has a new T-90 3spd transmission and Kaiser oil filter kit. Have a new carb in box still. Put a new one on last year and accidentally ordered a 2nd. Has ambient lights, grille lights and entry lights. Recently put a tachometer on it as well. New Distributor, Wires and MSD coil. Was 6V, 12V converted. Comes with box of original parts as well. I’m sure I’m forgetting some things. $7000 obo. Price negotiable.”

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1957 Flattie Rock, WV $4100


Unclear if the chassis is a CJ-5, DJ-3A (w/4wd added) or CJ-3B.

“Willys Cj2a jeep on 1957 running gear, lots of new parts including hood, windshield frame, new windshield glass, new fuel tank, new brake lines and wheel cylinders, new front bumper, very solid body and frame! Reason for selling is I lost interest”

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Year? M-38 Kingsport, TN $10,000


This has some early style Desert Dogs that appear recapped with Armstrong Tru Trac (?)  treads. Heresy!

“nes. Have to pump once for good peddle possible master cylinder needed. Full floating rear end. 4 wheel drive works good. Have daily driven in good weather. Heater has been installed in cowl battery box and works good but unknown make or model. Needs leaf springs. Has jeep lean. Jackman rims left rear has slight warp. Old DESERT DOG tires with good tread. All hold air but do have cracks. No rust in hat channels or body or frame. More photos available. Titled as a 45 Cj2a. Also have some miscellaneous small parts including the blackout fender light. Has new fuel pump only a couple months old and a water pump that’s about 2 years old. Have a small loan on it but title is held at a local bank so no problem paying it off and having the title in hand on day of purchase.”

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