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March & April 1961 Jeep News

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

This issue of Jeep News is packed full of items. One curious article is about the Longview Trailbreakers on the last page. The article claims the Trailbreakers were launched in April 1960, but the Tacoma Webfooters page claims the club had originated prior to mid-1958. The only thing I can think of is that the Trailerbreakers incorporated the club in April of 1960?

Also, on page 6 the Del-Monte Contest for a Jeep Surrey was something I hadn’t seen elsewhere (learn about the winning store here). Meanwhile, on page 2 the paper announced the Gotham City contest winner, one Mrs. Edwin C. Sly of Buffalo, New York.

On page one is a great photo and article about the Hong Kong exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show. And, on page one, are eight of nine mailers used in 1961 (the ninth is shown on page 2). I’ve shared eight of them on eWillys, but have yet to locate the “operation Zebra, or” brochure. Anyone have a copy of that? (Busy Bee; willing worker; To get the Lion’s Share …; You Can’t Hide…; don’t get taken for a ride!; best for all short hops; Big Family!; and need a friend?)
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This three-page spread was unusual for Jeep News.

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1961 Readers Digest Del-Monte Pink Jeep Contest

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

Buddies’ Market in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, announced in the April 27, 1961, issue of the The Mercury newspaper that it was the winner in a Readers Digest / Del-Monte contest for a “Pink Jeep and a polka dot sailboat”.

Below is a contest poster that was distributed to stores nation-wide (and printed in the March-April 1961 issue of Jeep News):

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This is the announcement by Buddies’ Market:

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Photo of DJ-3A Dispatcher in Indonesia(?) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This is back up for sale. Note that this is a column shift. As Carl noted, this is the correct orientation for the image, because if reversed the “WILLYS” would be backwards.

View all the information on eBay

 

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1949 CJ-3A New Plymouth, ID $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Could be a good price.

https://boise.craigslist.org/for/d/new-plymouth-1949-willys-jeep/7158117010.html

“1949 Willys Jeep
Clean no rust, roll bar, 150 miles since last complete service. Complete rebuild on transmission, tires great shape.
V-6 Buick engine. Seats reupholstered, spare parts.”

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CJ-3A & CJ-3B Wilkeson, WA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B

Appear to have potential. Only the one pic provided.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/d/wilkeson-two-jeep-willys/7156600092.html

“Two nice pretty stock rigs would like to sell as a set $ 15000 for both”

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1948 CJ-2A Bremerton, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

May be a solid rig.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/bremerton-48-willys-jeep/7157753942.html

“Time to sell. A lot of fun to drive. Chevy 283, 6K warn winch, 3 speed tranny, warn o/d, Full canvas top, bikini top, chrome wheels and includes back seat. Plus some extra parts.”

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1948 CJ-2A Custer, SD $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Appears worth a look.

https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/d/custer-1948-willys-cj2a/7159134312.html

“Nice old Willys used pretty much as a daily driver. Mostly stock except for 12 volt system, electric fuel pump and fan, 15″ wheels. Lots of new parts over the past several years. Speedometer shows 68000 miles. No rust visible, originally a NM vehicle.”

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1942 GPW Bend, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This old-school upgraded GPW looks ready to roll. This may have the selector-looking Free-Lock hubs.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/bend-42-ford-mbwillys-kaiser/7152089506.html

“This is a rare find. 1942 Ford MB, runs great, has original shovel and axe, has gun holder on dash. Manual, motor is a Buick 231 V6. Engine swap done in early 70’s. New fuel tank, master and slave cylinders just replaced. Warn 8,000 lb winch and tow bar. This thing goes everywhere! Recently had it on the beach in Florence! So much fun to drive and a big hit at car shows! Was driven in the Veterans Day parade last year! In Bend, serious inquires only please.”

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1967 FJ-6 San Leandro, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: FJ • TAGS: .

It could use some love, but looks solid.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale20/adm121/adm121.html

“Kaiser Jeep FleetVan Ice Cream truck. Runs and drives. Straight 6 cylinder. Smokes a little and would recommend towing for long distances. Coker whitewalls. Cold plate freezer. Very unique and conversation starter. No heater and wipers are gone. Nice project with some rust here and there. Great business opportunity or promotional piece? I am located in the Bay Area California. Salvaged Title.”

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1952 CJ-3A York, PA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

Only the one pic provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/566855637574780/

“1952 Willy’s Jeep good condition with bikini top”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Mequon, WI For Trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/12/2020) Seller wants to trade for a Model A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1347536158969562/

“Im exploring trading my restored, numbers matching, color correct running driving, 4wd, CJ2A for a restored, running driving Model A. I had a lot of fun with this Jeep but the real fun is driving different old cars. So if you have a nice Model A you’d like to trade for a cool old Jeep. Lets talk.”

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1942 GPW Warriors Mark, PA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/23/2020) Been stored for thirty years.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/854338885075622/

“GPW 1942 – in storage for over 30 years in Utah. I will check mileage details soon.”

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M-38A1 Parts Redmond, OR

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Seller says to make an offer. $50 is listed on the ad as the price, but that might just be a placeholder.

https://bend.craigslist.org/pts/d/redmond-army-jeep-parts/7135926300.html

“I have a lot of left over parts from a 1952 M38A1 JEEP project.”

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1946 CJ-2A Livonia, MI $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This includes a 2nd rolling chassis with f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/257885398837121/

“1946 cj2a flat fender jeep PROJECT rat rod it, restore it or off road it. Price is $1,300 firm for both. May seperate for the right price. Has lots of rust-has sat outside for years Will Crank but doesnt run Tires are flat but will air up to get on trailer No title- bill of sale included. Mostly complete I have the seat frames (not pictured) 2nd frame (junk) complete with axles, engine, trans, transfer case, ect.”

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1946 CJ-2A Wake Forest, NC $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/15/2020) Runs, but no brakes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517083378917063/

“1946 Willys Jeep runs and drives needs brakes barn find 3,000”

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1951 CJ-3A Ararat, NC $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/11/2020) Has body patches.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/902620176924362/

“Runs and drives good needs some things here and there. Almost new tires. Running gear in good shape. 3 speed manual 4×4”

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1948? CJ-3A Summersville, WV $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Not sure exactly what’s all here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/319745649025792/

“1948 Willys Jeep Currently has a 1962 engine and transmission installed but will come with the original engine and transmission. Also has an extra hood and a 1962 frame. The both frames are in decent shape. 5000 or best offer”

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1947 CJ-2A Fruitport, MI $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/22/2020) Inspect this body closely. Sides have patches.

https://www.facebook.com//item/357421601887734/

“No windshield, no top, just a fun 4×4 with a v6 motor.”

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1946 CJ-2A Susquehanna, PA $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/26/2020) Now sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/841016629736956/

“1946 CJ-2A complete with trans, transfer case, axles, body needs love. CJ Engine can be had for an extra $400.”

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August 1960 Article Noting the Formation of the PNWJA

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

This August 1960 article in the Longview Daily News out of Longview, Washington, notes that the Armstrongs, members of the Trailbreakers Jeep Club, chaired the two-day convention that resulted in the formation of the Pacific Northwest Jeep Association (Iater changed in 1965 to the present-day PNW4WDA — Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association).  Note that the article refers to the association as the “Pacific Northwest Jeep Club Association”, but a decision must have been made to drop the word “Club” from the name. (some historical PNW4WDA info on the Webfooters page).

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August 02, 1960, Longview Daily News

The Trailbreakers still exist and were one of six charter clubs in the Association. In order of formation (or incorporation), I believe the six charter clubs were the (1) Yakima Ridge Runners, (2) Vancouver Four Wheelers, (3) Longview Trailerbreakers, (4) Brush Busters (?), (5) Tacoma Webfooters, (6) Seattle Jeep Club. (The Brush Busters out of Portland were formed in early 1958, but I haven’t confirmed they were at the convention, so please correct if I’m wrong).

The Tacoma Webfooters have a particularly unusual name. The story goes as follows: “It was time to name the 4th jeep club [ed. note I guess they didn’t know about the Brush Busters]. Who’s got any ideas? Burt Severeid said, “How about the Tacoma Webfooters Jeep Club? Oh, the complaints poured in about how silly that name was, but no one else came up with anything else, so it stuck!! The 4th jeep club in the northwest was to be called, “The Tacoma Webfooters” , with Bruce Cole as the first president.”

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Original Post from 2016: This is a great photo from the very first Pacific Northwest Jeep Association Summer Convention, prior to being renamed the PNW4WDA.

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Arlene Brooks found this photo.

 
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March 1950? Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure titled “Designed to Meet More Needs of More People” has a form number of SW73MI-SCM-350. It’s *possible* that the “350” marks a publish date of March 1950, which is why I’ve marked this a 1950 brochure.

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This is the full open brochure (16.5″ x 22″):

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May 1952 Willys Dealers

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This May 9, 1952, ad for Aero Willys highlights dealers across the US, but especially in the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho area. To hit 35mpg these cars had to have been traveling down hill!

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Late 1960s Kaiser Jeep V-6 Marine Engine Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’m not sure how the “cube” branding plays into the marine engine?

View all the information on ebay

“Here I have a very RARE brochure for the
Jeep 155 V6 155 HP Marine Engine

Jeep/155 the Power Cube comes in a V

INBOARD OR OUTDRIVE
MARINE ENGINE
Stern Drives manufactured by Outboard marine
Corporation (OMC), and Universal Motor Company
Inboard available from both Revley Corporation
and Universal Motor Company

Flier is printed on heavy stock (Light cardboard)
Front has a very cool “Cube Cutout”
In its folded position it measures about 8 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches. Unfolds to about 26 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches.”

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Hamilton Pedal Jeep Cincinatti, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $295.

Looks like this Hamilton pedal jeep spotted by Roger Martin has never been restored. The seller’s p# is in one of the images in the ad.

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1962 Photo of Las Brisas Cottages on eBay

• CATEGORIES: News

This press photo was taken at Las Brisas Resort in Acapulco, New Mexico. A DJ-3A Jeep Gala is parked in the foreground of the photo.

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“1962 Press Photo Las Brisas Hilton’s cottages at Acapulco Bay, Mexico. This is an original press photo. Las Brisas Hilton’s cottages overhang mouth of Acapulco Bay Tropical flowers and greenery line the private balconies Mexico – Acapulco Photo measures10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 05-06-1962.”

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