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Here’s a beautiful video from Petrolicious about a man who learned to drive and camp with his parents in a ’50s-era Willys jeep. He still has the jeep and the original camp trailer they would tow. This what camping and making memories is all about.


In this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams and crew compare two small 4x4s, each with about an 80″ wheelbase and about 60 hp: a 1946 Willy Jeep and a John Deere Gator. The video is kind of goofy, kind of funny, but also pretty informative and entertaining.

YouTube: Dirt Every Day

I don’t know if this falls into the “too good to be true” category but there’s a reportedly restored 1947 CJ2A Willys Jeep on Craigslist in Illinois right now for $8500.

I think these early jeeps look great in gray and the rear-mounted PTO winch is a bonus. Drill down for more pics.

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Canvas doors and a color-matched shovel? Right on!

Driving through Cazadero today I was surprised to see the main street lined with late-40s to early-60s jeeps. This was something I didn’t want to miss, so I made a quick u-turn. It turned out that Willys America, a Willys Jeep restorer and parts supplier specializing in frame-off restorations, was having an open house. Sweet!

Check out their About Us page for an interview with the owner and their Restorations page for some nice photos of restored Willys of all stripes.

I really liked this Navy-spec jeep in flat grey.

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