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Posted: 6/30/2013 11:05:08 AM EDT
That would just be a cool project
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:07:06 AM EDT
I am still kicking myself for not buying my uncles willy's jeep.

He had a few extra parts for it too.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:09:48 AM EDT
You can still buy them in the crate.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:12:31 AM EDT
They need tires and wheels though.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:16:10 AM EDT
you'd probably have to ask willy that
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:24:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jeep450:
You can still buy them in the crate.




Interesting read

Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:26:24 AM EDT
Saw one with title on CL a little over a year ago.  I'm sure there are others out there.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:28:28 AM EDT
the Willys Overland company has been defunct since sometime around when I was born (1947) if not before.  A true Willys Jeep can be had, mostly from collectors of militaria, and will either cost an arm and a leg if comopletely restored, or only your left nut if in "restorable" condition....your other nut and leg will be used up in buying all the correct parts to complete the restoration.....

As usual Jim, if you choose to accept this mission and are killed or captured the agency will disavow any knowledge of your existance.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:28:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2013 11:31:06 AM EDT by Stitches1974]
Originally Posted By NSEGE:
the Willys Overland company has been defunct since sometime around when I was born (1947) if not before.  A true Willys Jeep can be had, mostly from collectors of militaria, and will either cost an arm and a leg if comopletely restored, or only your left nut if in "restorable" condition....your other nut and leg will be used up in buying all the correct parts to complete the restoration.....

As usual Jim, if you choose to accept this mission and are killed or captured the agency will disavow any knowledge of your existance.


Here's one for 30k
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:29:54 AM EDT
My dad and I restored a 1944 Willys, it's in his garage. They are around.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:33:00 AM EDT
Is this a serious question?  Why don't you do what you usually do and just post the topic "willly's jeep" and then post a video to start conversation.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:33:05 AM EDT
My father in law still has the willy's he drove to high school. It's a 47' I believe, has an olds V-8 in it. I drove it 2 weeks ago, brakes are wooden, steering is like lifting 40 lbs dumb bells and it bounces like a super rubber ball, it was awesome!
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:36:29 AM EDT
There are several for sale on craigslist here. they show up quite often in various states of disrepair.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:41:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NSEGE:
the Willys Overland company has been defunct since sometime around when I was born (1947) if not before.  A true Willys Jeep can be had, mostly from collectors of militaria, and will either cost an arm and a leg if comopletely restored, or only your left nut if in "restorable" condition....your other nut and leg will be used up in buying all the correct parts to complete the restoration.....

As usual Jim, if you choose to accept this mission and are killed or captured the agency will disavow any knowledge of your existance.


I want far more than that for my left nut...

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/3901306746.html

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/3852577573.html

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/3874733934.html

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/3858322638.html

And that's just a few. there's also several Willys trucks and wagons.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:42:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jeep450:
You can still buy them in the crate.


yeah they are $100.  You just have to assemble them.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:46:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:55:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2013 11:57:36 AM EDT by pcal765]
Originally Posted By NSEGE:
the Willys Overland company has been defunct since sometime around when I was born (1947) if not before.  A true Willys Jeep can be had, mostly from collectors of militaria, and will either cost an arm and a leg if comopletely restored, or only your left nut if in "restorable" condition....your other nut and leg will be used up in buying all the correct parts to complete the restoration.....

As usual Jim, if you choose to accept this mission and are killed or captured the agency will disavow any knowledge of your existance.


Willis-Overland produced vehicles as an independent company until 1953 when it was bought by Kaiser.

The name was changed to Kaiser-Jeep in 1963, which was bought by AMC in 1970 where the name was changed to Jeep...you can see where this is heading...

AMC was bought by Renault in 1979, then by Chrysler in 1987.

Chrysler was bought by Daimler in 1998, then by Cerberus Capital in 2007, then by by FIAT in 2010.

So, Willis-Overland is still alive today as the Jeep division of FIAT-Chrysler.

There is a company that was licensed by Daimler to produce Willis-stamped body parts, and has the right to call themselves "The Willis-Overland Motor Company:

http://www.willysoverland.com/?gclid=COa7m6nHjLgCFTQOOgoddBoAzQ

You can get a complete body-in-white, minus frame, for anything up to a CJ from them.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:57:54 AM EDT
I think Willy ran out of jeeps some time ago.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 11:59:40 AM EDT
I've looked a few.....they run the gamut from clapped out shit box to fully resto'd parade only vehicle. Prices rang accordingly.

I want one that falls in the middle, condition and price wise.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 12:01:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
I think Willy ran out of jeeps some time ago.


Naa, I still got one.  

Link Posted: 6/30/2013 12:07:16 PM EDT





Originally Posted By captblue1:





Originally Posted By jeep450:


You can still buy them in the crate.






yeah they are $100.  You just have to assemble them.



It's twoo, it's weely twoo !!





































 
 
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 12:20:24 PM EDT
I have one in my garage. 1947 cj2a. I have been working on restoration as time and funds permit. Rebuilt all the steering and suspension over the winter.

I am the third owner second owner was my dad. He bought it in 1955.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 1:24:41 PM EDT


"In the lexicon of American pop culture, the “Jeep in a crate” claim is the stuff of legend, and as late as the 1970s, magazines with “Popular” in the title would run classified ads for “Cheap Army Surplus” crated Jeeps. The Jeeps themselves weren’t being offered in the classified ad, but instead shoppers could pay to get information on buying such intriguing military surplus (which rarely, if ever, included surplus Jeeps).

"“Jeeps in crates” were reportedly used in scams run by grifters in the 1950s, though few modern consumers would pay cash to unknown sellers for the contents of a crate that couldn’t be opened on premises due to “union rules.” How frequently this scam was perpetuated is the subject of some debate, but it certainly does enrich the Jeep-in-a-crate myth."

"While the bulk of Jeeps built were shipped uncrated, it’s well documented that Jeeps were occasionally crated in Single Unit Packs (SUPs) or Twin Unit Packs (TUPs) for shipment overseas. Such packaging allowed multiple Jeeps to be stacked atop one another while protecting the vehicles from weather and salt water spray. By the 1980s, however, encountering an authentic, crated Jeep would have been a rare occurrence indeed."
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 1:30:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captblue1:
Originally Posted By jeep450:
You can still buy them in the crate.


yeah they are $100.  You just have to assemble them.


I remember that rumor when I was a kid.  My old man did have a chance to buy a truckload of Trapdoor Springfields for $1.50 a piece.  

Link Posted: 6/30/2013 1:57:07 PM EDT
My '46 CJ2A has been sitting for the last year or so.

Might be time for a new home.  
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:09:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2013 2:12:44 PM EDT by pdg45acp]
Some guy showed up at ACC's April 3Gun match with this. He sure did a good job on it.



Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:18:23 PM EDT
build this instead.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:20:22 PM EDT
There is some company that builds them brand new for around $80,000 but I can't think of the name.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:20:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:21:38 PM EDT


Not to cheapen the loss of human life during the event, but think of how many of these crated jeeps went to the bottom with torpedoed supply ship! Then, think how many were intentionally ditched when the war ended! ~ Jim
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:22:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bat-Masterson:
There is some company that builds them brand new for around $80,000 but I can't think of the name.


Who in their right mind would pay 80K for a CJ.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:24:28 PM EDT
Looks like it's time to get my 59 CJ6 out of the barn and back on the road. I know that it needs a carb rebuild, hoses, belts and tires replaced. Also, time for a new gas tank!
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:34:28 PM EDT
The car dealer I bought my Jeep from said he was restoring one, showed me some pics on his cell phone of it.
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