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1949 Jeepster Albany, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was $3495

(09/12/09) This is a Shriner’s jeepster.

“4 cyl. 3speed overdrive, runs good, old parade car”

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1942 GPW San Juan Capistrano, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16000

(Sept 19, 2009) “Ford GPW, tub off restoration to motor pool specs. I’ve had this jeep for three years and have driven it very little. Date of delivery is Nov. 30, 1942. I have spent a lot of time and money on it but I’m getting too old and just don’t have that much time for it. I’m asking $18,000 OBO. I don’t know how to post pictures so if interested you can come by and see it, email me with questions, or call me and ask questions. It is in lusterless O.D. and Marine Corps markings. It has five combat rims and Ford marked military tires.”

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1944 GPW Oregon House, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Looks nice.

FOR SALE: 1944 WIllys MB Runs and drives. GPW engine, T90 Transmission and Transfercase all work. Brakes are new. Lights work, Speedo, Amp gauge (12v) and Temp gauge work. Has 4 Combat rims and tires, also has sparetire and mount. Bumperettes, Pintle, Gas can and holder, Shovel and Axe and Canvas Summer top. Front seats with new canvas cushions. Body has minimal rust problems (hat channel areas). This Jeep is in “motorpool” condition, parade ready. Not 100 % correct but Close!. Needs detailing to make all original. This is a great WWII Jeep to put final touches on. The numbers are: Frame # MB378443 Hood # 20639975 Engine # 13610″UPDA

 

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1947 CJ-2A Summerlin, Nv **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1947_cj2a_summerlinUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

This looks to be a reasonable price.

“almost complete set of jeep willys parts. I believe all its missing is the radiator.  2 engines an original jeep willys flathead, and a jeep willys f134 hurricane engine. both need work.  bought gauges from a junked out jeep willys to replace the ruined originals. jeep has the a frame tow bar. leather seats purchased from the same place as the gauges. i got the jeep from family and it doesn’t have a title. sat for nearly 20 years and needs extensive work. i need it out of my garage. “

 
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Bantam Jeep Website

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Website • TAGS: , .

I ran across this Bantam website the other day.  Its full of pics of a single Bantam.  I love the Bantam multi gauge.

There’s not much information on the website.  This is all there is: “Less than 3000 Bantam Jeeps were produced. This B.R.C. 40 is #2649. The date of delivery was “June, 1941”. Fewer than three dozen of these classics have been fully restored and this, I believe, is one of the best! Be sure and check out the additional pages of pictures of this Bantam listed below

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1946 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3680.

This sounds like someone who bought this jeep, painted it green, made sure it was mechanically ok,  and is selling it.

“Title: Clear Engine: 4 Cylinder Exterior color:Green Transmission:Manual Fuel type:Gasoline Interior color:Green Options 4-Wheel drive Steering checked out, new master cylinder, brakes were adjusted and check out with no problems. Strong engine with good oil pressure, cold natured, so it needs choking until warmed up, but when warm, just bump starter and she fires right up, after 500 mile trailer ride there was only one small oil spot underneath it, it’s what we call “marks it territory very little”, shifts smooth, does NOT jump out of second gear, 4 wheel drive works great, has 5 new 7:00 X 16″ NTD (means non-directional tread, pulls just as good in reverse as forward ) 6 ply tires and tubes on original 16″ CJ rims, has WWII style fender blackout with NOS 6 volt blub (has voltage reducer) …”

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1950 CJ-3A Nampa, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks nice and close to stock.

1950 Willy’s CJ. 4cylinder, 3spd with 2spd transfer case. Runs and drives great! $3500.”

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1944 GPW San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

Looks great!

“1944 Ford Jeep GPW restored to military specs. Excellent original body, no rust. Rebuilt motor, hard seats. New radiator, five new Firestone tires. Five combat wheels. New canvas seats and top, new wiring. Too much to list. Must see.”

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1951 CJ-3A Ottertail County, ND **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Original listed for $2400, an eWillys reader got a great deal on this jeep.

This looks like a good price.  Nice turbine rim on the back to boot.

“Nice shape — no rust — original engine/tranny runs great – converted 12 volt — lockout hubs – chrome wheels — bikini top — roll bar — tow bar ”

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Builds: Boomer’s 1942 Slat Grille

• CATEGORIES: Builds, MB • TAGS: .

If  you weren’t following it, Boomer, James and I were have a short conversation about Slat Grilles and how there are only a few Slat Grilles buit with a Glove Box.  Apparently, early MBs (1941 dated slat grill) did not come with a glove box (maybe I was the only person who didn’t know that …). Glove boxes were not added till ser# 120680 (early to mid Feb. 1942).  It made realize how little I actually know about Slat Grilles beyond the slat grille itself.

Boomer mentioned that he has a MB with the serial# 122723 born  February 26, 1942.   Glove boxes were added about a week before his was built.  Of course, at that point I said ‘tell me more & send me pics’!  Thanks for sharing!

Boomer not only sent some pics, but provided some nice history.  My slat came from the original owner, who bought it 1946. It was originally bought from an Army Air station in Maine.

Total slat grill production was approximately 25,000 units or  approximately 3  percent of total WW2 jeep production. Of those, only about 10 to 15 percent were equipped with a glove box. My research suggest there are barely 150 running/restored slat grills left in existance world wide.


Regarding the trailer, it was saved by me from a local farm. It was being used as a horse trough. Date of delivery was June 1943.  It was made by Willys, otherwise known as MBT.

This is how I found it;

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1948 CJ-2A Steamboat Springs, Co $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price now $3000

It looks like an even better deal at $3000.

“Strong runner, a real head turner, almost no rust. Near original, must see. Loves to plow snow, true piece of american history. repley for picts. serious inq, please. Call 970-846-4489”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1385443891.html

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1949 CJ-3A Brainerd, Mn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This includes some additional parts.  This might be a good price.

“brought back from Oregon. body off restoration. cannot complete because of my health. engine 134 cu.inch over head valve 1957 hurricane engine (no hole in hood for aircleaner)”

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Builds — James 1947 Rebuild

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UPDATE:  James wrote me tonight saying he’s made additional progress. Check out the paint job: beautiful!   You can check it out at his website.

(Aug 11, 2009) I ran across this website today where James is thoroughly documenting the rebuild of a 1947 that was parked by his wife’s grandfather 40 years ago in a barn and left there.  One observer voiced some concern that it was the jeep holding up the barn and if they moved it, the barn might just give up and topple over.

According to the blog, James has been working on this about 2 years now.  In the picture below, MetalRehab had just finished cleaning all the body parts.  Recently, the parts were dropped off at Everman Paint and Body to get some body work done and paint (I think I’m right about the paint part).

And below is the engine running after a great deal of work cleaning all the parts.

James, obviously a man of high taste (I can tell this as I found a link back to ewillys on his site 🙂 ), would make a grandpa proud with this rebuild.

 
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1948 Jeepster Sand Lakem, Mi $6500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

This is a great looking stock Jeepster.

“48 Willy’s Jeepster 4cyl. overdrive. Car is in great shape. too many new parts too list. Won’t last long. Call (616)636-5918”

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/1380312813.html

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For BRC Lovers … Bill Spears Website

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Website • TAGS: .

Bill Spears really seems to like Bantams of all kinds.  He’s got a website extensively devoted to exploring Bantams, including a detailed look at the beginning of the jeep.  His information seems consistent with what I’ve learned, though I wasn’t familiar with the Checker connection noted below.

Bill also has a list of Bantams, some with pictures and some just a rumor.  He also has gathered some images of Bantams in service.  Finally, Bill explores the relationship, or inter-relationship, between the “Checker Bantams”, which he calls a CRC, and the Bantam BRC.  It’s an interesting read.

Below is one of the Bantam’s that appears on Bill’s list of Bantams page.  Click on the image to get to the page.

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Video: Autobiography of a Jeep

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Here’s the ‘story’ of the jeep from the Jeep’s perspective. It’s got a bunch of historical footage.

 
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Videos: Willys Overland – Workhorse of the Industry Part 2

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This is part two of a two part marketing video produced, I think, by Willys Overland about their products. Not only does it cover the jeep, but it also covers, particularly in part 2, the other 4wd vehicles such as the Wagon, the Truck and shows some of the farming implements available.

 
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Videos: Willys Overland – Workhorse of the Industry Part 1

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This is part one of a two part marketing video produced, I think, by Willys Overland about their products. Not only does it cover the jeep, but it also covers, particularly in part 2, the other 4wd vehicles such as the Wagon, the Truck and shows some of the farming implements available.

 
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Video: Early Jeep Test

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This is one of the more amazing videos. It’s short. Watch the end of it closely, as the driver escapes the jeep just in time before the flat fender topples on top of him.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Grand Coulee, Wa $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

1947_cj2a_grandcouleeUPDATE:  Price dropped to $850.  I assume the unusual windshield is due to the hard top.

Here’s a jeep with an unusual top. and it appears to be a lefty, though the tire is mounted pretty high.

“Project i never had time for, nearly complete except for a few parts that were taken by midnight shoppers. starter air cleaner,carb missing.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Vista, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This seller also restored this CJ-2A with a similar theme.

A well executed and creative build.  These are exactly the kinds of non traditional restorations I’d like to see more of that properly record the wide and varied deployment of the jeep.

The builder/seller writes, “1946 Willys V.E.C. CJ2A #14, 422 – County Sheriff  Patrol Jeep: I’m relisting this beautiful Willys with a lower reserve. However, don’t make the mistake of believing that I’m giving it away!  I just recognize that the market is soft right now.  I know what I have put into this restoration.  This is my fourth and final restoration of a 1946 Willys Civilian Jeep (CJ) 2A.

I became interested in the 1946 CJ-2A because it was the first production 4 wheel drive vehicle available to the public and is the grandfather of all modern SUVs.  This particular CJ-2A restored as a Sheriff Patrol Jeep was restored as a tribute to my own Grandfather who was a deputy sheriff in Southern California during the 1940’s and early 1950’s.  This CJ-2A is a faithful restoration of the type patrol vehicle that may have been used by the sheriff in the California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona back-country. The Federal siren and all Unity lights are period vintage police equipment.  The STOP light on the left front fender is a vintage Griffin model used by Military Police on jeeps during the Second World War.

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1943 GPW Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

1943_gpw_santarosaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,500

“Fully restored Ford GPW Jeep.  Delivery date 2-11-43 from original data plates.  New Motor with 63 miles on it. Everything rebuilt. Reproduction body tub with many F-marked (Ford) parts. 7.00 x 16 tires on CJ rims. Parade/combat ready. $20,500 or best reasonable offer. “

 
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1948 CJ-2A Cambridge, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1948_cj2a_cambridgeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

The body’s been cleaned up and looks good.

“this is a real nice cj2a, everything has been gone through and replaced or rebuilt. body is all steel, rebuilt l-head and transmission. basically everything is new.”

 
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1944 GPW Jackson, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1944_gpw_jacksonUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

The seller has added a price and clarified thisis a 1944 GPW.

“Nice and fun jeep to drive .. there is a pin hair crack near the distribtor in the block …but the jeep runs and drives it all ready for the next person .. in done lots of money invested”

 
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1943 GPW Wilburton, Ok $6000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1943_gpw_wilburtonUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000.

I’m not a big fan of the bumpers, but everything else looks good on the GPW.

“1943 Willys Jeep GPW- restoring, new paint,lots of new parts. Have all original parts replaced. New spark plug wires,coil,distributor,points,fuel pump,carburator kit,tires,wiring. All transfer cases cleaned,drained and refilled. New canvas top,seats.,new battery. 6,000 OBO 918-465-1054”

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/1312946529.html