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More Tech for More Cars, More Problems for Us .. ARGGG!

• CATEGORIES: Features

This might be a bit of a rant …

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During the 2000s my kids were into World of WarCraft, but I could never get into the game myself. Partly, this was due to my own impatience. Generally, I’m pretty patient, but I’m less so when it comes to games. An example: one time I needed to hand my sword to another player, but to do so I had to execute a bunch of commands, spells, and other machinations that I can no longer remember. Ugh … I quickly lost interest.

Why do I bring this up? Because last night Washington State (and apparently other areas nationwide) suffered through a Verizon outage.  Ann and I were in bed when we learned of it, so we tried texting one another. I texted something gloriously romantic like the word, “test”.

Being it is so close to Valentine’s Day, I probably should have texted, “Won’t you be my Valentine”? But, I didn’t …. Dumb, dumb, dumb … You should learn from my mistake … go ahead … please learn from my mistake: text your significant other right now. Ask, “Won’t you be my Valentine”?

I’ll wait. You can thank me later.

Anyway, it took about ten minutes for the texts to reach our respective phones due to the outage and despite the fact we were sitting right next to each other. It felt like World of WarCraft all over again.

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I beat this notion to death only to bring up the fact that Apple (accidentally?) released code a few days ago that demonstrates the company’s efforts to bring a new “CarKey” feature to their phone. It would, theoretically, allow iPhone users to seamlessly move from one car to another, even to rental cars, without ever having to have a key. How could this possibly go wrong? Let me count the ways …

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1954 Photo of a 106mm gun on M-38 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I thought these were only used on the M-38A1s. I’m surprised they were testing this on an M-38 as late as 1954. But, perhaps that was just the photo’s release date and not the date of the photo.

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“1954 Press Photo US soldiers fire rifle on a jeep at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. This is an original press photo. Guns – Artillery. Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Army’s new battalion (BAT) 106 MM. recoilless rifle is mounted on a jeep and fired during a demonstration at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds. The rifle has greater range and destructive power than any other weapon now available on the battalion level.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 10-12-1954.”

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1950 Photo of Jeeps at Kumho River in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

By the covers on the jeeps and the rain gear, it looks kind of wet!

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“1950 Press Photo US military jeeps lined up to ferry across river in Korea. This is an original press photo. Korea – War – General – A long line of jeeps waiting to be ferried across the Kumjo-gang River cause a traffic jam on the way to the front in Korea Photo measures 8 x 10.5 inches. Photo is dated 09-16-1950.”

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Year? CJ-5 Missoula, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This runs and drives. It could be a solid, good buy.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/pts/d/missoula-willys-jeep/7069326684.html

“Runs and drives body in good shape”

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1953 M-38A1 USMC? Palm Springs, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Looks like it has the USMC rear bumper. Includes a hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249053386098777/

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“AZ and CA owned, Can sit for 6 months and starts in seconds. Drives great, 4 wheel drive works, sounds good with no smoke or leaks.

Early 1953 Willy’s had 3 features that later months and years did not have. Hinged Grill Welded Fender seem 4 Straps on Battery cover

Has back seat not shown in pictures 44,392 miles Comes with an after market steel Roof, Doors and Windows that bolts on.

Someone that knows M38a1’s will enjoy seeing this one. Had the 12 volt conversion, but the rest is very original.

Gauges for gas and voltage are not working well Seats are old Suspension looks original (meaning rubber is failing) I had fun, now someone else will. Clean Title Licensed in CA No Smog needed”

 
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1962 FC-170 San Marcos, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

Has a dump bed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/171738657464191/

“Cool and rare 1962 Jeep FC 170 4×4. Very original and complete. Flathead 6 cyl., 3 speed. Has working dump bed.Lots of new parts. Runs and drives but needs a few things to be really road worthy. On non op license now. Cab corners and floors very nice. Some rust in doors. Have the only one on the road or at the show. $11,500 possible trade”

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1948 CJ-2A El Mirage, AZ $6800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1948-willys-jeep/7070177107.html

“350 motor. Standard transmission. Comes with doors and top. Locking hubs all the way around. Runs and drives well.”

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Year? CJ-2A? Gillett, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

My guess is that this is a 2A with a 3A windshield, but hard to tell much with all the snow. Thanks to Jim for spotting this one.

“Willy’s Jeep, no papers, rusty, good for parts, not sure what year. Come see for yourself. 4 wd. 4 cyl. Flathead.”

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2 CJ-3Bs Como, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/14/2019) Sounds like there’s some value here. Includes a new soft top, Koenig hardtop, PTO winch, and Warn overdrive.

https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/como-willys-cj3b/7073093436.html

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“2 CJ3B Willys jeeps
Both have V-6 engines – 1 215 Dauntless Buick, other Chevy 194
Many parts included
10k pto winch, new white soft top, Konig steel top, Borg Warner 98 4 speed, Warn overdrive, alloy wheels
scout disc front and limited slip rear (6″ wider)
lift kit on one, multi military on other
to many other stuff to list
Both are projects or one awsome build into one and a lot of sellable rare stuff left over”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Buckeye, AZ No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available. Was $5000.

(08/17/2017) A few upgrades including the electrical and the steering.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/bar/d/palo-verde-47-willys-jeep/7071953396.html

“1947 willys jeep 4cyl engine,needs gas tank.
Wanting a milling machine and tooling ”

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1947 CJ-2A Longmont, CO $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

More pics would be useful.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/longmont-1947-willies-jeep/7070839622.html

“1947 Willie’s jeep most body work complete engine is in and can run. I do have most parts to finish the project.”

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1949 CJ-3A Spring Valley, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/31/2020) Needs work.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pts/d/spring-valley-willys-cj3a-jeep/7072433640.html

“1949 Willys CJ3A Jeep with lots of character and patina, including bullet holes. Jeep is complete but needs full restoration, the rust is mostly surface rust. Has correct seats, windshield and tailgate, original flathead engine and transmission are locked up so need to be rebuilt. Tires are up but have some cracks. No pink, bill of sale only.”
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4 L-head Engines Phoenix, AZ

• CATEGORIES: Engine

Seller has four engines in differing conditions.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/phoenix-willys-l134-engines/7072837906.html

“I have 2 almost complete engines for willy’s jeep 4cyl flathead motors $300 each that will need complete rebuild and possibly some machine work done and no heads then I also have 2 bare blocks $100 each that will need to have machine work”

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3 Combat Rims Kingman, AZ $1050

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Looks like an unusual way to store rims.

https://mohave.craigslist.org/atq/d/kingman-wii-combat-wheels-jeep-willys/7071278643.html

“Ww2 combat wheels original not reproduction”

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1951 M-38 Littleton, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/19/2019) Appears solid. Has an f-head.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/littleton-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7073056413.html

“This is a Korean War era Jeep
Good title in hand
It is pretty much original except it has a F134 motor, which is a little better motor, and lockout hubs
The 4 wheel drive and high/low range work great
12 volts system
A homemade metal top
Runs pretty good
Has some rust
It sure gets a lot of attention when your out driving, it’s also fun to drive”

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1952 CJ-3A Acton, CA $3250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3250.

(12/01/219) Needs engine work.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/pts/d/acton-1952-willys-cj3a/7073224498.html

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“1952 Willys Jeep C J 3A, Chevy small block 350, Chevy four-speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, clean title on non-operation, 32 inch mud terrain tires On wide wheels, engine needs work, original black plates, $3700 or best offer”

 
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Stainless Tailgate Walnut Creek, CA $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2020) Appears to have a little wear, but a good price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/walnut-creek-willys-jeep-stanless-steel/7072715332.html

“For sale one stainless steel jeep tailgate for CJ2-CJ5
Measures 36 inches wide by 15 inches high
No logo on tailgate”
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1974 CJ-6 Chowchilla, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

(04/06/2017) “1974 jeep cj6 4*4”

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/chowchilla-1974-cj6-jeep/7073249603.html

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Part II: 1948 Willys Overland Press Release

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features
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This is the last page of the Press Release. One thing that caught my eye is that every jeep shown here, based on what I can see, came equipped with dual windshield wipers. I tried to discover when wipers were required on all vehicles, but did not locate that info.

This is part II, the Jeep Line of Vehicles, of the Willys-Overland April 22, 1948, forty-seven page Press Release. Part I, the History of Willys-Overland, can be viewed here.

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Pedal Jeep Marietta, GA $450

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Roger Martin spotted this unusual pedal jeep. It’s got very distinctive fenders. I don’t recognize it and don’t see it on Derek’s CJ-3B pedal jeep pages.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185960546095961/

“Early 50s steel jeep pedal car ready for your restoration. Body is straight”

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Santa Claus Christmas Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

This is a Christmas card, signed by Joyce & Glen (whoever that is).

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“Vintage Christmas, it has been used but it is in very nice condition.”

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1948 CJ-2A Orcutt, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a nice build.

https://santamaria.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-maria-1948-willys-jeep/7072255815.html

“This is a 1948 CJ3A Willys Jeep with 4wd. It has a new rebuilt 327 chevy motor with a 4 speed transmission. Has custom seat front and rear. 12 volt system, stainless steel radiator, edelbrock carb. with electronic choke, custom wheel and Mickey Thompson Baja tires with less than 500 miles on them. It also had a chevy steering box and comes with a tow bar. Just installed a new gas tank. This jeep has a lots of power and the Body is straight and if you want a jeep where you can go anywhere this is it.”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $12,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/idaho-city-willys-jeep-1953/7072168743.html

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1951 CJ-3A Baker City, OR $5800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2020) Sounds like a good build. It needs a few things fixed.

https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/d/baker-city-1951-jeep/7071981289.html
or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/195909691807939/

“Chevy 283,power pak heads, torker intake, holly carb. New, accel plugs, wires, coil, distributor.aluminum high volume water pump, Howe radiator.spring over lift. New NW autowire wiring harness,head lights to tail, including fuse box.power steering, brakes. D30 front posi, disc brakes, warn hubs, 4:56 gears. T15 3spd trans, T20 tcase with high/low in both 2/4wd.dana44 rear, ratchet locker, 4:56 gears. Full roll cage, new top and doors. 33″tires,tow bar. Needs rear drive line, wiring finished, and a dozen small things fixed. Runs good. $5800,or trade for TJ or YJ wrangler.”

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1949 CJ-3A Marana, AZ $22,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The rims are a 1970s style, but they look in such good shape, I can’t tell if they are restored or not. The early Free-Lock hubs have been nicely restored.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/758964731178287/

“New everything 350 motor Turbo 350 Trans,Rancho shocks Bluetooth, hands free stereo”

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