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Thanks for the Colombian Gifts!

? CATEGORIES: Features, International

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On Monday I received an unexpected and wonderful letter and gift that brightened my day.

A reader named Kerry sent me a box. Inside the box was a letter, some postcards, and a?CJ-3B ‘yipao’ toy from Colombia. The letter explained that?Kerry, who lives in?Wisconsin, had?visited?Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia. While there he?discovered some?garages that only serviced jeeps; so he began taking photos to share with all of us (sadly, the photos were later?lost).

A?local man?approached Kerry?and asked him what he was doing. Kerry responded, telling him that he was taking pics for eWillys. Upon hearing that, the Colombian smiled. He said he reads eWillys every day.

Realizing they had eWillys in common, the Colombian gave Kerry a tour of the area. At the end of it, the Colombian asked Kerry to?transport the toy jeep to the US and mail it to me.

So who was?this mysterious Colombian? He said?he did not want to be named or photographed, which only adds to the mystery of the tale.?

A big thanks to Kerry for?everything and to my unknown Colombia benefactor; I home I can repay the kindness some day!

In the meantime Kerry, you should watch for a thank you package….

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The three postcards:

This first postcard contains several images of the market and plaza in Santurario, Risaralda, Colombia. I most definitely want to visit Colombia, but I’m not sure if I would?enjoy the jeeps, the coffee, the people or the markets the most!

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Lest you think there are only CJ-3Bs in Colombia, check out these round-fendered jeeps from what I believe is the same square as shown above. They look to be either CJ-6s or a variant of them:

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1941? Stainless Flattie Bloomfield, MI Make Offer

? CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/06/2018) Has a Camaro 2.8L V-6 engine.

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“Extremely nice Professionally Custom built 1941 Willys Jeep that is 100% Cool and Fun!!?A 1941 Jeep is rarely called Cute but this 1941 Willys is.?She has the Classic Willys Jeep looks, performance, reliability and with a touch of attitude.

What follows is a very brief list of what makes this 1941 Willys a Custom, one of a kind car.

Specifications:
Clear Title as a 1941 Willys Jeep. / Body built in the Philippines. / Stainless Steel. / Sides are brushed Stainless. / Tan Bucket seats. / Fold Down Front Window with Wipers. / Seat Belts. / Extremely well fitting Tan Cloth removable Top with rear window. / Power Brakes. / 700 R 4 Automatic Transmission. / Camaro 2.8L V6 engine. / Fuel Injected. / Electric Fan. / Mustang II Front. / Toyota Rear. / Headers. / Dual Exhaust. / 10 gallon fuel tank. / and a lot more great stuff.

If you want a Professionally Custom built, Great looking, Great Performing, Eye Catching and with a name that starts with WILLYS, then this is the car for you.
You can drive her anywhere…

Always Stored inside and located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, 48324. No Trades and No Text messages.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Selah, WA $6000

? CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(02/24/2020) Has lots of updates. Sounds like a good jeeping jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/943813939381469/

“283 Chevy Motor, SM 420 4 speed GM transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 30 front and rear axle, new clutch throw out bearing, electronic ignition, custom fuel tank (15 gal), soft top, tilt steering, electric wipers, 2 speed heater, front winch”

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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $1000

? CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:?Price dropped to $1000.

(05/02/2020) This has a customized dash, along with other mods. It also includes an extra body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/543955416307045/

“1948 willys Jeep set up for a small block Chevy and power steering , this would be a great wheeler or project. Know motor , tranny or transfer case it’s a roller . Comes with a extra tub both have rust issues but nothing unseen for these old keeps .”

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DJ-5 Chassis w/ CJ-3B Galvanized Body Salem, OR $1800

? CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Parts

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(04/25/2020) The DJ-5 has the rear outboard springs. It may have a posi-traction rear. Given much fo the frame is boxed, this could be a good project frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734396963994125/

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“This is a like- new never installed Jeep CJ 3B tub and used DJ chassis.
The firewall is recessed to allow for a V-8 or different configuration than stock.
The tub and hood are made from galvanized material. The spot welds were covered to avoid oxidation.
The grille is an original one. I have no fenders or other parts.
The chassis is a Jeep DJ or 2 WD one, that is in very good condition, and is included.
Local delivery is negotiable.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Benton City, WA $3495

? CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:?Price dropped to $3495

(04/21/2020) Has a Volvo engine along with an overdrive. It *might* have a DJ-3a body (has a rear fuel inlet where a DJ’s would be … I can’t tell for sure either way)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1319631831570606/

“To the best of our knowledge, a 63 Volvo engine that mates to an all stock Jeep running gear including an overdrive. Full roll cage. Retirement project that I am not making time for. Have owned since 1997. *NOTE: Mileage is unknown.* 3995 OBO (no lowball offers, please). Clear title. As is.”

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1959 FC-150 Sedro-Woolley, WA $1400

? CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/08/2020) It’s rough. Has a tailgate.

https://skagit.craigslist.org/cto/d/clearlake-jeep-fc-forward-control-150/7135929600.html
Or

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3136295366413635/

“FC150 for sale. No engine or transmission. Bought in December and came to the realization I’m just not going to have time to restore it. Removed the bed and started removing the cab (cut bolts to body mounts). Have tailgate, and some other miscellaneous parts for the bed but majority of the bed was rusted out. Have front windshield glass and some side glass for the cab. Purchased it end of last year and just don’t have time to finish it. No title”

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1955-1956 News Articles About Operation Pineapple

? CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles ? TAGS: , .

Just this update for Tuesday.

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April 22, 1956, Los Angeles Times. Strangely, this photo was published months after arriving in Los Angeles (they were likely here in late December 1955 or early January of 1956). See map below.

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The trio began and ended their trip in San Paulo, Brazil. This map shows that they passed Los Angeles on their way home, then headed east towards New Orleans, the trio’s last stop in the United States.

Most folks are already familiar with this trip, but I wanted to add these news reports to the database of Operation Pineapple information. One of the articles noted that the three travelers did not try an American hamburger, because hamburger was fed to dogs in Brazil.

This first article was published shortly after Jan Stekly arrived in New Orleans, because he wasn’t allowed to travel through Mexico. It was published in the August 11, 1955, issue of the Shreveport Journal:

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August 11, 1955, issue of the Shreveport Journal. Jan Stekly is shown in the photo.

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1967 CJ-6 Fire Jeep Tampa, FL eBay

? CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Joe’s selling this former Florence Township (Ohio) CJ-6 Fire Jeep.

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“Bidding on a two owner Jeep CJ6 with 6,307 original miles on the original 4 cylinder engine with 3 speed manual transmission with clean Ohio title. It was converted into a fire engine for fighting brush and field fires for a small volunteer fire dept in northern Ohio who owned it until November 2019 when I purchased it from them after being the highest bidder in a sealed bid auction.

Well taken care of mechanically by the FD, was placed out of service in 2018 after being replaced, but not before they upgraded to 15 inch Pro Comp wheels with Super Swamper tires in 2016 (that probably have less than 100 miles on them). The original front drum brakes were also upgraded to disc brakes at the same time (original drums will be included in case buyer wants to restore it to original). Second set of 15 inch steel wheels with Bridgestone Dueller tires (from 2002) also included, as well as the original Goodyear spare tire. Continue reading