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December 1960 Jeep Service and Parts News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This December 1960 Jeep Service and Parts News is sixty years old this month!

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1950 Photo of Jeepster & Marino Pieretti on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

To speed up relief pitchers, a bright red Jeepster was employed to run pitchers from the bullpen to the infield. This picture appeared in at least one newspaper, the Times Dispatch out of Richmond Virginia, May 20, 1950 (but the scan of it is terrible, so no need to share it here).

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“1950 Press Photo Marino Pieretti climbs out of jeep for game in Cleveland. This is an original press photo. Cleveland. To hurry up ball games, the Cleveland Indians inaugurated jeep service last night for relief pitchers. Here’s Marino Pieretti climbing out of jeep after that long ride from the bull pen to the infield. He relieved Bob Feller on the mound at the start of the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Athletics and was the first to use the service. Baseball. Mario Pieretti. Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 05-18-1950.”

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The use of jeeps did NOT help the Indians defeat the A’s during their first game, as Cleveland dropped the game 7-5:

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May 18, 1950, The Tribune out of Scranton, PA

Not everyone was impressed with the new idea. A few days after the above photo was taken, one writer thought the jeep (or any vehicle) wasn’t going to speed up the game all that much.

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May 23, 1950, Arizona Republic.

 
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Chris’ Jeep Parts on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Chris has posted some jeep parts and items on eBay. Here’s a link to his items:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/elijah12012/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

One of the more interesting items is this jeep logo placement poster:

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1962 CJ-5 Cape May, NJ $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Nice looking CJ-5 with a PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/611794479482657

“1962 Jeep Willys CJ5 Universal, 4cyl, 3 speed manual 4wd. Koenig hardtop & doors. Equipped with Rancho shocks and an old but excellent working Ramsey winch. 16” wheels & tires in awesome condition. Clutch & fuel tank have also been replaced. There is some paint bubbling starting to show on the front fenders. Jeep runs & drives great, very fun & certainly a head turner. Seat belts & rear seats have been added.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pottstown, PA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/14/2020) Still needs a few “odds and ends” things completed, but runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/318851579340314/

“This Willys Jeep was a frame-off restoration project I did about 5 years ago with the intent of doing some vintage trail rides. every single thing you can possibly think of was replaced and or rebuilt on this. From bumper to bumper. engine, transmission, transfer case, Body, fuel system, breaks, wiring, starter, generator, radiator, even down to the seat cushions….. EVERYTHING was done …. I took it on one ride and it’s been around the property hauling firewood about five times. Aside from that it’s just sat beside the barn …. anyone who’s worked on old cars knows I’m not lying when I say I have much more invested in it then I’m asking. There’s still a few cosmetic odds and ends to do but other tan that this jeep is ready to go.”

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1949 Jeepster Ludlow, MA $12,150

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Looks like a nice example of a Shriner Jeepster.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3257616554330065

“Converted Shriner car with all custom interior and exterior. Automatic transmission. Over a handful of horns to play with. Runs great drives great stops great.”

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1956 CJ-6 Townsend, MA $3600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

Runs, plows, and patched a bit.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/191353269215207

“WAS POSTED AT A CHEAPER PRICE BEFORE…SINCE THEN I HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK TO THIS NICE RUNNING WILLY’S. IT DRIVES AND STOPS. ENGINE IS F134 PLOW IS MANUAL JEEP IS 4X4 NEW BRAKES NEW SHOCKS NEW GAS TANK ENCLOSED CAB WITH DOORS GOOD HEAT NEW BRAKE LINES NEW WHEEL CYLINDERS FRAME IS GOOD. BODY HAS PATCHES SOME RUST. PICS SHOW JEEP WITH DOORS. NO DOORS. WITH PLOW. AND NO PLOW. IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS BUYER COME CHECK IT OUT. NOT INTO SENDING TONS OF PICS. $3600 OBO. BRING CASH COME LOOK”

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1962 M-170 Nashua, NH $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327618225344640

(06/16/2016) “99% original, never restored. New roof canvas with doors, motor was rebuilt about 5000k miles ago. Runs well. Have spare hood in good shape, 2 good used front fenders ready for paint, spare radiator, spare steering box, assorted miscellaneous other parts, and stretchers.
Been in storage for 5 years, gas tank drained, has silicone brake fluid.”

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1947 CJ-2A Malone, NY $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

A $1500 and a $1300 price both appear on the ad. No title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/366228127947995

“1947 Jeep willys has the original soft top frame motor and transmission are all there motor is seized great frame needs complete restoration no title and registration $1300 or best offer”

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Year? CJ-2A Canastoga, NY $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Is that a hydraulic drum of some kind on the dash?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3075431302563288

“1949 jeep willy 4×4 , NOT MY VEHICLE, listing it for a friend that doesn’t have Facebook, for any questions call jeff [hidden information]has maintenance manuals, comes with framework to all canvas doors and roof, also a extra front end, extra tires and rims, comes with the hydraulic plow, not parting out, must take all, needs new fuel pump”

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1956 CJ-6 Cambridge, NY $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828551434586974

“Jeep CJ6. Tub is shot. For parts or rehab. Been sitting. Make an offer. Must take it all, not parting out”

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1942 GPW Tigard, OR $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409281740232846/

“1942 ford jeep in good shape. Been garaged for twenty years. Pinto 4cyl. Carb and gas tank will need cleand. Has extra parts and peices. To go with it”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Bensalem, PA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Someone went all-out with this Halloween-esque build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3581439765222702

“1959 Willy’s pick up Buick big block 430 auto trans Franklin quick change rear 4 wheel disc brakes Top is chopped body is channeled custom interior power windows turn key and go. Might trade up or down”

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1947 CJ-2A Egg Harbor, NJ $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

(11/03/2020) The drain holes have been filled, so probably has had some body work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2845979825623546/

“Frame off restoration new wheels and tires , wire harness, seats, runs drives well, lots of new parts. Clear title. Looking for possible trade corvette”

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1967 CJ-6 Sequim, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/24/2020) Ran when parked, but no info on how long it has been parked. It’s got a Koenig hardtop with the barn doors (more pics here).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/270160364194962/

“It’s got a Chevy small block 283. It’s definitely a resto project but motor ran when we parked it. Solid body no rust”


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1946 CJ-2A Lebanon, CT $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2020) Has some interior bed liner. Looks pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/298032104693083/

“46 cosmeticly restored registered runs great jeep to just drive around town or tear apart for a full resore located in Eastern CT”

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1953 CJ-3B Oneonta, NY $6000 or Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2020) It’s a project with a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/785330875576552

“Father started this restore and his health failed. It has custom suspension, new body and tires, Not fully assembled and is lacking the radiator. Engine is a Chevy small bock V8-50 which is installed. Parts that need to be installed on front seat (see picture) Perfect for the handy man mechanic”

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1952 CJ-3A Allentown, PA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/13/2020) This is a project with various parts and a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/354531132275007/

“Considering trading my Willy’s. It isn’t complete as of yet. It needs breaks, radiator, and wiring. New body 0 rust V6 vortex w/ long Tom headers Top loader 4 speed 65 front and rear New tires and wheels New soft top w/ Bikini top New leather front and rear seats Waren bumpers Original hood, grill and tail gate I would consider trading for a pickup. Older the better”

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Year? DJ-3A? Sewell, NJ $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/14/2020) With 3-on-the-tree and 2WD it sounds like a DJ-3A. The solid back suggests it may have been a convertible model; yet the body has cutout in the rear wells consistent with having been mounted on an MB/GPW. Has the correct hand brake, but incorrect gauges. Has the correct front end, but incorrect rear end. Has the correct 2/3 1/3 seats for a convertible model. Has the incorrect windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550618715609518/

“I have a 1949 Willies Jeep. It’s a army Jeep. I am looking for someone that will appreciate what it represents. AMERICA. Lol. I did have a title but am unable to locate at this time. I have extra parts and the original rear. It is a 3 on the tree,2wd, single barrel straight 4. It does run and I have driven around my yard. I am looking for a person that knows what a special find this is. Trust me I don’t want to post this for sale,but I want someone who can restore it back to glory.”

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1942 Alaska Highway Report (and more) by Sigrid Arne

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

As I mentioned yesterday, Sigrid Arne (1894-1973) enjoyed a second big jeep adventure. This time it was a trip to Alaska, then a trip down part of the Alaska Highway while it was still under construction. As you’ll see below, there were a variety of photos that were included in newspapers related to her story about the highway.

Below the Alaska Highway articles are more information about Sigrid and other articles by her. Unfortunately, I can still not locate an obituary nor a biography related to her. So, I’m attaching these articles to this thread so that later I can draft a good wikipedia biography about her.

THE ALASKA HIGHWAY ARTICLE AND PHOTOS:

This first photo was published in the June 15, 1942, issue of the Decatur Journal. It shows Sigrid interviewing Pvt. Levi Schrock and and Prv. Albert Tomaino.

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A day earlier, in June 14, 1942, the Knoxville Journal published Sigrid’s experience watching the military build a road through thickly wooded and boggy areas.

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The June 15, 1942, issue of the Spokesman Review featured this series of photos on its back page. It’s hard to believe that Melba Bergeron Mince was working with the military in that outfit (how did the mosquitos not attack all the exposed skin?

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A month prior to the above articles, Sigrid wrote about a woman who lived by herself in Alaska and remained unafraid of the Japanese Military:

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Roplas Bodies and Hardtops for Mahindra Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International • TAGS: , .

The brochures below show brochures from Roplas, a manufacturer out of India that produced Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic  (FRP) aftermarket bodies for 91″, 101″, and 104.5″ Mahindra jeeps. These brochures were assembled by Mr. Rahul Ram Amin and shared via the Flat Fender Jeepers Association — FFJA group on Facebook. I’m surprise that none of these bodies made it to the US, at least I’ve never seen them, especially in the Pacific Northwest where fiberglass bodies were readily used.

This fascinating brochure shows a range of special-purpose jeep bodies produced by Roplas, including service vans, police bodies, and ambulance models:

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This shows a Roplas body on an MM 540/440 Jeep:

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This brochure shows a “Ranger” body on a Mahindra NC 640 DP:

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This brochure shows a variety of Jeep body styles built by Roplas for Mahindra models CJ-500D (2Dr & 4Dr) and the NC 665 DP 4Dr Van and Truck. The body products include the Roplas Universal, the Chieftan, the Highlander, the HiRider, and the Cabin. hardtop-mahindra-facebook-8 hardtop-mahindra-facebook-9

This brochure shows a Mahindra NC 665:

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1954 Press Photo of Caged Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Here’s a second example of these press photos that includes a different caption. I could not locate an example published in a newspaper.

View all the information on ebay

“1954 Press Photo Sgt Curt Anderson of Sweden Army Does Stunts in Special Jeep. This is an original press photo. Sgt Curt Anderson shows students at a mechanics school how a specially-equipped jeep can be made to turn somersaults and still come out alright. Photo measures 7.25 x 9.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-07-1954.”

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Originally Published Aug. 5, 2015: “You are bidding on an original press photo of Swedish Army Sergeant Demonstrates Rolling Caged Jeep. Newspaper markings on photo. If listing shows thin red and/or green lines, they are the result of a bad scan & they are NOT on the actual photo. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 7/9/1954.”

View all the information on eBay

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1962 FC-150 Gansevoort, NY $3200

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Lacks brakes, but runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/365713177826600

“65 jeep fc 150 4 cyl 3 speed 4wheel drive needs some body work motor tune up has no brakes cash or trade for a vehicle”

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1952 M-38 Riverhead, NY $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Peter Debella‘s selling this M-38.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/724324441769922

“M38 military original condition with rare artic top. 4cyl 24 volt good body, not running great restoration project”
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1943 Flattie Willamina, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/06/2020) Former PNW racer?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/701712834055357

“Chev small b 400 turbo 400 2500 stall 513 gears”

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