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1955/6 CJ-5 Brochures

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This brochure was part of the family of brochures described in this Kaiser/Willys ad post from a few days ago. Curiously, this brochure is labeled form W-239-6, suggesting it was printed for 1956, while the original version of this was form W-239-5.

After comparing the two different versions, I could only find some minor differences between the two. The ‘biggest’ difference was a slight repositioning of the text within the balloons on page 2 of the brochure. Form “5” had misplaced the text slightly, with a few letters extending above a couple balloons. Form “6” seems to have fixed that. It also appears that Form “6” uses a bolder font for the text in the balloons. There could also be some minor differences that I did not detect. Here’s my comparison of the balloons:

1955-form-w-239-6-vs w-239-5

So, now I know I should have bought a W-239-5 version if I wanted the original! Another lesson learned the hard way 🙂 … anyway, here’s the scan of the W-239-6 version:

1955-form-w-239-6-cj5-new-jeep-brochure1-lores 1955-form-w-239-6-cj5-new-jeep-brochure2-lores 1955-form-w-239-6-cj5-new-jeep-brochure3-lores 1955-form-w-239-6-cj5-new-jeep-brochure4-lores

Compare those pics to the Form W-239-5 version from Autopaper:


1955-form-w-239-5-cj5-new-jeep-brochure-3-autopaper 1955-form-w-239-5-cj5-new-jeep-brochure-4-autopaper



10 Comments on “1955/6 CJ-5 Brochures

  1. Gayland Leddy

    It is interesting that they show the split, non-ventilating windshield. This is straight from the M38A1. How many early CJ5’s had that windshield?

  2. Morgan

    My ’56 CJ5 (serial # 29,xxx) has military front fenders and the military non-ventilated split windshield. I don’t believe any body parts have ever been changed since the factory (quite rust-free from N. Calif.). It’s interesting that the (Cherokee orange?) original factory color didn’t hold well over the military OD paint (the exposed sun-faded OD surface is very obvious). And, it sure looks like the original fenders when I look carefully under the hood and from below.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Gayland, I always wondered how many had that windshield, too … So, Morgan, thanks for confirming that at least some did!

  4. David Eilers Post author


    I hadn’t ever thought much about the crossover parts on the early CJ-6s. Have you run across any discussions/articles about this topic? I think it would make an interesting post.

    – Dave

  5. Gayland Leddy

    Dave, received the package today. Thanks for the decals. See ya’ when you get in the area.

  6. Terry

    I say jeep in photo is a prototype, notice that jeep stamped on side is higher than on production CJ 5s .

  7. Paul AZ

    I have not come across discussions regarding the early cj-6s with crossover parts but would be interesting. Also my CJ-6 being early production has the
    0-8 KS speedo.

  8. David Eilers Post author

    Thanks Paul. I’ll do some searches on the earlyCJ5 site to see what I can find there.

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