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Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles

• CATEGORIES: Features

Mark shared this brief look at the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles over the years (there were several others, including this 2011 wiener food truck). Of course, during the late 1950s, the company built a dog mobile atop an FC chassis. Perhaps, most surprising, is the latest version, one I hadn’t seen (I won’t ruin the surprise).

https://www.windingroad.com/articles/lists/list-oscar-mayer-wienermobiles-throughout-history/#1

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The first Wienermobile was built in Chicago in 1936 for $5000.

 
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Newgren Field & Pasture Cultivator Brochure

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

This Newgren field and pasture cultivator brochure is form N-168. It is the last of this series of color Newgren brochures that came with the jeep equipment book.

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1949 Newgren Parts Price List

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

You never know when something obscure as this price list from February of 1949 will come in handy for someone. It’s a detailed look at the parts at the dealer pricing.

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1944 Photo of Soldiers Practicing with Wire Laying on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The driver sure looks young.

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“1944 Press Photo Installing Telephone Wires during Texas Field Practice. This is an original press photo. Another use to which the versatile jeep has been put in that of laying telephone wire as in the scene, during Texas Field Practice. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 01-21-1944.

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‘Jeep’ 4 Wheel Drive Wellington Lighter on eBay

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

Starting price for this ‘Jeep’ 4 Wheel Drive lighter is $75.

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“Great old lighter. From the estate of a longtime Toledo Jeep Employee.”

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1945 Christmas Card From Budapest on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

Neat old card with a jeep and a signed message.

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1945? Custom Jeep Brimfield, MA $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

Here’s a utilitarian rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2311581995641523/

“Older military Jeep conversion to a plow rig and has a 3 pt hitch on back with a grader box. Have to see. Needs little to complete. Drive chain broke last winter. Needs a couple of links and it needs new glow plugs. Cheap money. Cool rig. I plowed two storms with it. Unstoppable. Runs great!!!it won’t let me list the right year. 2750 cash. 4 new tires runs great. No blowby.”

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1947 CJ-2A Winston-Salem, NC $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Drain holes have been filled and the front frame rails modified (patched?), among other updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/888283608365306/

“1947 willys army jeep flup down ws Runs great body in real good condition”

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1967 Jeepster Convertible Hamilton, OH $4200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Might be a good price if it runs and drives as advertised.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773564976801864/

“67 Jeepster, runs and drives but needs work. Body has had some work done, needs new top, I have extra doors and tailgate. Mileage is unknown. Needs to be rewired, interior is in use able shape. Has had brake work and suspension work done.might trade for fishing boat or golf cart of equal value.it will need to be towed due to bad tires. Call [hidden information], leave message if I don’t answer, thanks for looking”

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1965 FC-170 & 1975 Cherokee Waterville, ME $7500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Other 4x4s

Price is for both. Both look like projects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/640923630143379

“1965 Jeep FC-170 and 1975 Jeep Cherokee The Cherokee runs and drives good but very rusty. 258 with a 3-speed.Needs rockers and floor pans.I have all the new parts to fix it including new fuel tank no time.to work on. The FC is very rusty like most of them but is complete other than the rear body this truck used to be a phone company truck so it had a utility body once upon a time. $7500 takes them both.no trades please. Serious inquires only.”

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1952 CJ-3A Fitchburg, MA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Lacks a title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2859964500890085/

“No title. All original paperwork from when Jeep was purchased. Used it for plowing the yard. ”

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1957? Parkway? Wagon San Rafael, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Dan pointed out that this Parkway Conversion looking wagon has the rear bumper step plate of a Traveller. The deal includes a ‘jeep’-bed trailer.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/san-rafael-57-willys-4×4-wagon-project/7197921721.html

“Rare version with the barn doors less then 300 made in 57′. Back injury forces me to sell rather than complete. Older V8 conversion needs a refresh. Lots of the new parts included. Has Dana front and rear, overdrive and 2 speed rear end! With matching trailer this is a special combo and I will be sad to see it go. serious only I don’t need help selling and if the ad is up its still for sale”

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Year? GPW/CJ-3A Griffin, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/772586420201910/

“This is approximately a 1941 but have no clue Willys army jeep definitely restoreable motor is not locked up, I do not have a transmission and transfer case is in the back 1500 or best offer also will trade for other older vehicles”

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1946 CJ-2A Inkom, ID $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body has been rebuilt.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/312795493345745/

“Can you believe FB has no option for a CJ Jeep! This is a 1946 CJ-2a even though it is titled as a 1947 for some reason. Vehicle is in very good shape no dents no rust it has had numerous body panels professionally replaced skimmed and prepped for paint. It has an f-head engine conversion that runs well, new tires, shocks and some suspension components. New seats . Has a new in box 12 volt conversion kit also. No top or doors. Comes with tow bar and a trailer hitch . This is a very good start towards a really nice Willys Jeep! I just decided I wanted something a little bit more Creature Comforts and not as nice to take up into the mountains…this is too nice to get dents in”

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2750.

(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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1963 FC-150 (Stretched) Limestone, TN $4900

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

John shared this Stretched FC-150. It needs some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316455722840436

“Kaiser Willys Jeep .1963 . 134 cu in .2. liter Hurricane motor .3 speed T-90 Borg -Warner gearbox .
Spicer transfer case with PTO access . Stretched frame 32 ” . Flatbed . Clear Tennessee title.
Starts runs and drives .Needs floor pans and body work ,needs rear driveshaft extended + a lot of details .
A rare vehicle ,they dont make these any more”

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1948 CJ-2A Toney, AL $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/03/2020) Has a variety of updates. Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/765070277659113/

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“Frame and engine swapped Frame & axels: 1987 CJ7 frame & axels Engine: Chevy 4.3 V6 Vortec Transmission: Borg Warner T-90 Transfer case: Dana 18 35″ super swampers Four corner disk brakes Goferit Tie rod flip Rugged Ridge HD tie rod & drag link Warren 10,000 lbs winch New pitman arm New battery New starter. Everything in good working order and garage kept.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Auburn, GA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a few mods. Needs brake work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/292101632095188/

“1948 Willys cj2a. It was restored a few years ago. Converted to 12v. Needs a few small things: Brakes are soft, they work but need to be pumped Leak from trans or tcase Drain on battery E brake and speedometer not hooked up but comes with parts I have a stack of receipts and a box of parts to go with it. 12k obo. Open to trades up or down”

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Jeep Body on Honda Civic Chassis Oxford, ME $1000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

And now this … just in time for Halloween is this unusual marriage between a jeep and a Honda Civic!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609467243052187/

“This is a honda civic with a jeep wrangler body with a full stainless steel cat back exhaust with a header the body is welded onto the civic uniboby with the rear fenders and floor pan done by the previous owner. All I did was put a second seat into it. Use it as a woods rig or whatever.”

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1948-1949 Willys-Overland Deluxe Tool Kit

• CATEGORIES: Features

Anyone have photos of an actual 1948-1949 Deluxe Tool Kit? Or, if you have a 1948/1949 Jeepster manual, a pic of the front of the kit may be in there, too (according to this post). If you have either, please email me a pic of the front to d @ deilers.com. Thanks!

Claus is hoping to reproduce a leather kit version of this vinyl plastic tool holder and needs to see the inscription on the front of it. Here’s the back side (from the 1949 Willys Accessories Book):

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Maynard Roberts’ Two-Year Jeep Trip Through South America

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .
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Maynard Roberts pictures on the left in San Paulo, Brazil, from the January 23, 1950, issue of the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

In 1948, 34 year-old Maynard Roberts, from La Verne, California, traveled south into Mexico and spent the next 18 months exploring Central and South American. He wrote a series of articles for the Pomona Progress Bulletin detailing his trip. He’d hoped to write a book, but I have been unable to locate one. If he didn’t, it’s too bad, because I think he was a very good writer.

His skill is evident early on when he wrote a phrase that caught my attention, “About seven years ago I was keeping company with my last twenty-dollar bill …” His attention to details and telling a few small stories make his tale worth reading. It’s unfortunate that these articles only share snippets, for it seems he’s got a good story to tell and the skill to tell it.

His idea to travel germinated prior to WWII. He was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1914. As a child, his parents moved to California, Near the start of WWII he got the idea to travel to South America, so he began saving money. During WWII he was a draftsman, perhaps a skill learned during his college days at Chaffee college? Finally, by 1948, he saved up enough money to buy a jeep and afford to travel.

Part one of his adventure appeared in the January 09, 1950, issue of the Ponoma Progress Bulleting, split into two sections.

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Part II: This is the second installment of Maynard’s adventure. It appeared in the January 16, 1950, issue of the Pomona Progress Bulletin.

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Newgren Bed Extender Brochure

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

This Newgren bed extender brochure is form N-166.

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1942 Of Helen Hayes in Jeep w/Soldiers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was taken May 07, 1942, as confirmed by The Times newspaper out of Munster, Indiana, dated May 08, 1942. It shows actress Helen Hayes MacArthur sitting in the passenger seat of a jeep, surrounded by servicemen.

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“Press Photo Helen Hayes visits soldiers at Army base camp, Washington D.C. This is an original press photo. World War II – United States (Helen Hayes at Camp*. Washington D.C. Major William R. Fisher, Base Special Services officer is shown instructing miss Helen Hayes of stage and screen fame in the art of handling the army “Jeep” Lieutenant Robert Kuhne of Philadelphia is at the controls while Lieutenant Benet F. Cain prepares for the start. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 5-7-None.”

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May 08, 1942, The Times newspaper out of Munster, Indiana.

 
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1961 CJ-5 Fresno, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) Looks like a good price for a Fresno-modified CJ-5 with a Muller top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/274518483875493/

“WILLYS CJ5 61 CUSTOMIZED IN 65 283V8 3SPEED OVERDRIVE ENGINE FRESH REBUILT NEW BRAKES DANA 44 REAREND CUSTOM FUEL TANKS MUELLER TOP INSIDE CLEAN TIRES GOOD RADIO WORKS WILL CONSIDER PART TRADE”

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1942 MB Slat Grille Hickory, NC For Trade Only

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

Seller only wants to trade.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/310792786895671

“1942 Willys MB slat grill project, early model with no glove box, has postwar engine (turns) , t84 transmission that shifts freely. Frame Looks to be pretty good minus the usual gussets and rear crossmember. Body tub is rough but repairable using new floor pans and a rear panel. Front clip is restorable. Slat grill is pretty nice. Came from Georgia so no title as they didn’t title older vehicles. Has four excellent combat wheels that can or can’t be included depending on deal. I’m looking to trade for a restorable m151a2 jeep , lots of work needed is ok but need a restorable candidate . May also consider a complete m274 mule but mainly looking for m151a2”

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