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1949 Article on the Jeep’s Forest Fire Fighting Potential

(Given fireworks have arrived, this article seemed appropriate …) This August 07, 1949, article was published in the Spokesman Review out of Spokane, Washington, but it likely originated from a Wisconsin news report. The article mentions Nicolet National Forest, which is located in Northern Wisconsin, and the event was sponsored by E. W. Schwartz Motors out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One interesting statistic noted was that conservative estimates put the number of jeeps in service in state and national forests at over 1,000 jeeps by the summer of 1949.

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1956 Forms W-25X-XX Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE II: This poster was based on the 1956 W-25X-6 brochures. This also seems to confirm that there was never any Form W-251-6 brochure (which had been a lingering question of mine).

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Original Post From Feb 17, 2020 (but with all new text): Below are the front pages from a series of 1956 brochures. I think I’ve got everything sorted out … 

  1. Form W-250-6 V1 (CJ-5/CJ-6/CJ-3B):
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  2. Form W-250-6 V2 (CJ-5/CJ-6/CJ-3B) … this form replaced the one above:
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  3. Form W-250-6X (CJ-5/CJ-6/CJ-3B) Export:
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  4. Form W-252-6 V1 (Trucks):
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  5. Form W-252-6 V2 (Trucks) This form replacement the green truck form above:
    1957-truck-form-W-252
  6. Form W-252-6X (Trucks) Export:
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  7. Form W-253-6 (Wagons) (was there an earlier version of this form?):
    1957-truck-form-W-253
  8. Form W-253-6X (Wagons) Export: Anyone have this form?
 
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1956 CJ-5/CJ-6/CJ-3B Domestic Brochure Forms W-250-6

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: There were two different Form W-250-6’s produced during 1956. The first one shown below is version one I believe. Making the one at the bottom version two. Both differ significantly from the export version of the form, which is Form W-250-6X

What’s the difference between them? Both forms open up to 11″x17″, so the sizes are the same. However, the front page is completely different. In version #2 of the brochure (at the bottom) you can see that the front page is more harmonious with the Wagon (Form W-253-6) and the Truck (Form W-252-6) brochures. The second page, reached by opening the brochure horizontally, shows part of the vehicle line in version #1, while the vehicle line is absent from version #2 at bottom. Maybe version #1 of this brochure was pulled because Willys Motors’ management wasn’t ready to introduce the FC-170? I can’t say for sure.  Finally, you’ll also notice that “WILLYS” is absent from the front of version #1, while “BY WILLYS” is prominent on the front of the bottom brochure.

Because that reasoning, I believe this is Version #1 of Form W-250-6 …

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This shows the back of the brochure when opened fully:

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This 1956 CJ-5/CJ-6 brochure Form W-250-6 is the domestic version of Form W-250-6X.

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1956 Domestic Truck Brochure Forms W-252-6

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: There were actually two different Form W-252-6’s produced during 1956. This green one shown below and the one at the bottom. Both differ significantly from the export version of the form, which is Form W-252-6X

What’s the difference between them? Well, the text, the fonts, and the font sizes are nearly identical. Both forms open up to 11″x17″. Obviously the front of the bottom version is more colorful and the front color image is certainly different. But, what might be the biggest change and the reason for the alternative version is that the green-themed brochure is printed with the word ‘Jeep’ in a san-serif font in numerous places, while the brochure at the bottom uses the much more standard jeep font. Finally, you’ll also notice that “WILLYS” is absent from the front of the green brochure, while “BY WILLYS” is prominent on the front of the colorful brochure.

Because that reasoning, I believe this is Version #1 of Form W-252-6 …

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This is how the back of the brochure looks fully opened…

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1952 Drag Jeep Fort Mohave, AZ $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Racing

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(05/13/2020) Looks like a nice rig. Appears to have an M-38 body with a modified CJ-2A windshield. The front clip is likely a solid fiberglass front end that either tilts or pulls off.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-mohave-1952-sand-drag-jeep/7149530652.html

“1952 willys sand drag jeep. Street legal. 406 small block chevy, turbo 350 manual 3 speed trans with 4400 trans brake. 9″ ford rear end with curry axles, Detroit locker with 534 gears. Turns 4.08 at drags. Comes with set of paddels. $9500.00”

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1946 CJ-2A Hereford, AZ $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

I feel like this one has been listed elsewhere.

https://sierravista.craigslist.org/cto/d/hereford-1943-willys-jeep/7151173101.html

“46 WILLYS JEEP RUNS AND DRIVE GREAT WITH A 231 V6 ENGINE 4X4 3 SPEED WITH OVERDRIVE
NEW PAINT, NEW WHEEL AND TIRES
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY ONLY 8 AM TO 430 PM
LOCATED AT M & R AUTO 5131 HEREFORD RD HEREFORD AZ 85615
ASKING 16500 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY”

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1949 CJ-3A ($10,900) & 1951 Wagon ($2500) Cheyenne, WY

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Willys Wagons

IT appears the drain holes have a cover or a rubber plug.

https://wyoming.craigslist.org/cto/d/cheyenne-1949-willys-jeep/7151380542.html

  1. “1949 Willy’s Jeep in very good condition. The motor has been rebuilt, it has a new top, new tires and new brakes, as well as new upholstered seats. It has minimal rust and runs very good. A must see!”
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  2. “1951 Willy’s Wagon. Asking $2500.00”
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Year? Parkway Conversion(?) Wagon Superior, AZ $3800

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Mike notes this rubber on the rear windows may be installed backwards.

Has an updated drivetrain.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/superior-willys-wagon/7148888118.html

“Willys utility/cargo 4×4 Wagon available again. Wagon was sold but new owner has other commitments. Willys still at my property in Superior. Come look at it and make an offer. Title signed and available. Can deliver or bring a trailer. Has the following; 350 sbc, 350 tranny, 203 transfer case, 354 diffs, rear limited slip, new carb, new radiator. Starts, runs, but needs work. This is a project that needs very little to get it on the road. $3800.00 OBO.”

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1948 CJ-2A Orangevale, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a new body kit.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/orangevale-1948-cj2a-parts-or-whole/7151054132.html

“Jeep needs to be put together / new body, fenders, hood, tail gate, windshield frame, grill. Engine rebuilt, stock 4 cyl. Frame is in excellent condition. Front & rear differential, stock, model 25 & 44 , new 16 inch stock rims, no tires. New stock 3 inch wide radiator”

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1942 GPW Rathdrum, ID $18,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

As the seller notes, this has some non stock items.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/rathdrum-1942-gpw-jeep-for-sale/7151117491.html

“FOR SALE, 1942 GPW Jeep, rebuilt excellent condition, not stock, has 12 v electrical system, 6000 lb winch, 15″ wheels with radial tires, aftermark top, CB radio, Heater, T90 transmission, posi-lock differentials, electric windshield wipers, undercoated, no rust, more pictures available, approx. 128 miles since rebuild”

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1947 CJ-2A ($8000) and 1960 CJ-5 ($5000) Covington, WA

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5

I suspect neither one of these has been run much (or at all) over the last few years.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kent-2-jeeps/7145790452.html

“Death in the family forces sale of the following 2 jeeps. 1960 Willys Jeep, Buick V6, 4 speed. $5000 OBO. 1947 Willys Jeep, all original good shape. $8000 OBO.”

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Year? CJ-2A Orange County, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has an f-head.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/valyermo-willys-cj2a/7148563734.html

“Barn find as pictured. Engine ran well about 10 years ago but rear axle is locked up.”

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1942 MB? Medford, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/19/2020) Has a variety of updates.

https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/medford-1942-willys-jeep-ready-to-roll/7148907213.html

“SPECIAL!!!…THE REAL DEAL!!!…SERIOUS ONLY!!!
Powerful V-6 Buick Motor Conversion done right. condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
paint color: grey
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manualAluminum Radiator, Electric Fan, Doors not shown but included. Oversize Cleat Type Tires, 2 extra gas tanks. Towbar and extra hitch. Road Light Bar. Personal Jeep owned many years by a particular owner. This is a rare early production model built in 1942 by Willys for government issue. Painted in Navy Gray, recently serviced and needing nothing to drive away!!”

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1973 CJ-6 Sacramento, CA $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,500.

(11/14/2020) Looks in good shape.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/woodland-1973-jeep-cj-6/7150899054.html

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“1973 Jeep CJ-6
40,035 Miles
* Throttle body Fuel injected AMC 304 V8
* 4 spd manual transmission
* Warn VR10,000 winch with remote
* ARB compressor and switches
* ARB rear locker
* 4.56 gearing
* BestTop full soft top and side panels with removable doors
* Power steering
* New optima cranking battery
* New stereo system. Pioneer deck, amp, sub, and speakers
* Locking center console
* Reupholstered seats
* Full roll cage”

 
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1955 CJ-3B Peoria, AZ $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/23/2020) Has a variety of updates. Includes a Pierce PTO winch, which isn’t commonly seen on jeeps.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/for/d/phoenix-jeep-1955-willys-v6-4speed/7150272268.html

“Jeep 1955 WILLYS V6 4SPEED GRANNY overdrive Power steering tilt wheel aluminum radiator 33in mudders monster PIERCE winch BULL HORN & LOTS MORE CUSTOM STUFF FUN JEEP
injury forces sale”

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1951 CJ-3A Coeur D’Alene, ID $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(06/05/2020) Not sure how much value is here.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/coeur-alene-1951-willys-jeep/7150488080.html

“1951 willys Jeep 383 Small block chevy. 3 speed manual, runs, drives, and stops 4×4 works great, will go anywhere, super cool jeep with flip up windshield. Clean title in hand Transmission is old and from the 50’s, if I was going to keep it I’d put in an automatic. Twin stick transfer case. Tires don’t have much tread. It’s a loud mud Jeep and probably not street legal so don’t expect heated seats and cooled cup holders lol.”

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Year? CJ-3A/MB Palm Desert, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/20/2020) This appears to be a 1950 CJ-3A with an MB/GPW body on it. It also has some Husky/Allstate hubs and what I think is a Con-Ferr rear bumper.

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/palm-desert-willys-jeep/7150831076.html

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“Selling my Willy’s. It’s registered as a 1950 but I’m told it’s a 1942-46…
Very Low miles on Rebuilt engine.
Purrs like a sewing machine.
Very reliable.
Military tires.
New brakes, hoses etc
Original steering wheel
Wench works
Original spot lights work
Amazing gas mileage
Tough little jeep
4×4 works. Lo/Hi
White patina
Clean title
Original carb rebuilt

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1947 CJ-2A Loveland, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2018) Has an odd top. Includes a snow plow.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/loveland-1947-jeep/7152026171.html

“1947 Willys Jeep. Buick V-6 motor. 3 Speed trans. 4 x 4. 8000 # winch. With snow plow, Selling together, will not separate.”

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1952 CJ-3A Mesa, AZ $8995

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8995.

(12/09/2019) Has an F-head.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/ctd/d/mesa-1952-jeep-cj3a-suv/7151277210.html

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“Pictured is a 1952 4X4 Willys CJ3A in very good condition I keep it inside and it comes with a Kaiser metal hard top. It is registered, insured and I drive it a few times a month. I just gave it a tune up: oil change, greased, plugs, plug wires, carburetor rebuild, rebuilt the cooling system (radiator professionally cleaned, repaired, painted), replaced cooling lines and replaced water pump and fuel pump. This jeep has the higher powered F134 engine in it out of a CJ3B.”

 
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October 1960 New Redlands Geckos Jeep Club Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles

This October 16, 1960, article introduced the Redlands Geckos Jeep Club out of Redlands, Calfiornia.

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Wausau Iron Works Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This post now includes the full brochure, along with updated information about the company.

Wausau Iron Works, unsurprisingly, incorporated in Wausau, Wisconsin, as an offshoot of the Northern Boiler & Structural Iron Works out of Appleton. The founders launched Wausau in 1908 to build bridges (some of them here), but expanded into snow plows in 1923. During WWII, some of the company’s plows were turning to the military.

Oddly enough, there was an earlier “Wausau Iron Works” was founded by Ely Wright in 1874. It was the oldest industrial establishment in the city and supplied machinery for the early railroads and for sawmills in north and central Wisconsin. However, I could find no evidence it made snow plows.

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December 1948 “4-Wheel-Drive Farm Vehicles” Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This December 1948 Willys-Overland “4-Wheel-Drive Farm Vehicles” advertisement appeared in the Farm Journal.

It’s currently for sale on eBay

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WANTED: 1949 Jeepster Vermont .. Anyone Know Where it Is?

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: Amy is wondering if anyone knows where this Jeepster is? It was last for sale in  Vermont in November of 2018 …

Amy wrote, “It belonged to my grandfather. I was unable to buy it when he passed and to see it for sale again, it would mean the world to me to know where and if I can get it back. I spent my summers working on and going for drives in this car. It was my grandfather’s pride and joy. Please any information you have is appreciated.”

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $9800.

(07/26/2018) I like it, though I’m not a fan of the digital speedometer.

“1949 Willys Jeepster with a ford flathead engine five speed transmission ford rear end Mustang two front end and rack and Pinion steering Front disc brakes runs great is a fun jeep to drive”

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Lost M-38A1 Windshield in Texas

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

Scott alerted me to this ad. The M-38A1 owner lost his windshield while towing it.

https://willysforsale.com/ads/lost-windshield-from-willys-being-towed/

“Lost While Towing — Lost my M38A1 windshield from the trailer while towing between Burnet Texas and Mason Texas on Hwy 29. Reward”

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Route where windshield was lost.

 
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1961 DJ-3A Roseburg, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Looks like some nice work on what could be a former DJ-3A Convertible.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/roseburg-1961-willys-jeep-cj3a/7150909240.html

“Completely rebuilt, very clean and neat work, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, Chevy 327 with Angle milled vortec heads, steel roller rockers, Holley 650 Dual feed double pumper carb, Fuel regulator with gauge, Swing pedals, hydraulic clutch, center force clutch, Ford top loader 4 speed transmission, 2 stick Dana 20 transfer case, 44 rear differential with power lock, 30 front differential, 4.56 gears, aluminum radiator, electric fan, all new wiring, Autometer gauges, 6 point roll cage, RJS seatbelts, full top and Bimini top, C.B. Radio, tilt steering column, aluminum battery box, heater, less than 1000 miles on engine, runs strong. $15,000.00”

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