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February 1960 Jeep News

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

This issue of Willys News shows that Jeep dealers were experience continued growth. This issue also suggests that the ashtrays and cuff-tie-links were introduced in 1960. Anyone have the full page 1959 Nieman Marcus catalog ad of the newly introduced DJ-3A Surrey mentioned on the last page?

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March 1962 Articles on the Introduction of Tonka Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, toys

In March 1962, two different articles highlighted the introduction of the Jeep line of Tonka Toys.

1. Toys and Novelties Magazine: The article in this magazine noted that part of the reason the Tonka company had the financial and physical capacity to produce a wide variety of toy jeeps was that it had recently gone public.

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2. Playthings Magazine: Given this article is very similar to the top article, I’d guess both were written from press releases.

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You can also learn more about Tonka jeeps at the CJ-3B Page.

 
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August 1962 Article on Hatari Dispatcher/Universal Tonka Toys

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Magazine, Old News Articles, toys • TAGS: .

As reported in this post, in 1962 the Tonka company launched the jeep models many of us owned as kids (and some of us still own as adults). It didn’t take long for Tonka to introduce specialized packaging as well. The August 1962 issue of Playthings Magazine highlighted three different Dispatcher Tonka Toys, with Hatari-themed boxes, that were for sale in the lobby of movie theaters while Hatari played in theatres.

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The article appeared on this page:

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November 1963 Ad for Tonka’s Outdoor Living Set

• CATEGORIES: News

In the Fall of 1963, Tonka introduced this three-vehicle package called the Outdoor living set, which included a jeep surrey, a jeep ‘runabout’, a jeep truck with camper, and boat.

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1954 CJ-3B Auburn, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

It’s been a while since a jeep with a miner on the hood has hit the market.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3131225543586967/

“1954 Willys Jeep!!! 3B High Hood with original F Head motor. Mostly stock except for a 3 inch lift and tires. Only has about 2000 miles on the drivetrain after it was rebuilt 5 years ago. Custom rack with custom, tow bar and hard, matching yellow, winter top.”

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Electric Stainless Flattie Sausalito, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000. 

(01/20/2020) This was the seller’s demo electric vehicle. It has a modified VW Chassis. Needs a couple things fixed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/539638033394907/

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“Hi I have stainless steel CJ3A body for sale complete including windshield and Omni wipers installed with 12v wiring included. I believe I bought Del@OMC last CJ3A from him in Oregon a few years ago before he passed away (rip).

Del owned the factory in the Philippines where they were made and exported to U.S. Great construction his bodies will probably out-last you and I!:) I built it for a EV prototype for a classics EV startup but all future models will use aluminum body out of Canada BC (stretched ~ 1 foot for more legroom up front) so no longer need this body. It’s just been a demo vehicle max 50 miles on it it’s like new see pics (does has vinyl EV stickers on hood those should heat gun off I haven’t bothered yet don’t have the time))”

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1974 CJ-6 Twin Falls, ID $14,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

A nice one with lots of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2759972214070941/

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“Steering wheel on the right side, Stock Chevy 305, Chevy sm465 4 speed, granny in 1st gear, new clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, starter, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 rear with stock 4:27 gears with Detroit gear less locker, Dana 30 front 4:27 gears with Detroit gear less locker, warn 9000lbs winch, with rear mounting capability, Holley 2d projection fuel injection throttle body, on board air, Chevy power steering box, 75% 2 year old 3 ply sidewall bf good ridge mud Terran 35s, monotone mx6 adjustable shocks, electric fan, highlight jack, all new brakes, wheel cylinders, shoes and master cylinder, no worries on the rear axle I still have all the Inards from stock”

 
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1952 M-38 w/ M-416 Trailer Salina, KS $11,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Kenny’s selling this combo. He will separate if only interested in the jeep or trailer. Contact him at 785 452 2490 or via email kennyh5661 @ gmail.com (remove spaces around the @)

“1952 M38 Jeep and M-416 Trailer  for sale.  Runs great, 24v, new carburetor, new points less than 500 miles ago, original canvas enclosure with removable doors, new batteries, jerry can, spare tire, turn signals, Gama Goat taillight lenses installed, rebuilt transfer case, pioneer tools, manuals.  Great start for someone to drive as-is or fully restore.  Trailer in good original condition, some surface rust but no rust-thru’s, great candidate for complete restoration, or use as-is.  Will sell as a pair or will sell separately.  Feel free to call if you have questions. ”

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1950 CJ-3A Drag Jeep Sacramento, CA $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

Looks fast.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609629349646742/

“Sand Drag/Dune /. 1/8 mile asphalt. Jeep. BB Chevy. Powerglide 8” converter. 9” rearend. Disc brakes. 4 link and coil overs front n rear. New rear tires n wheels. Engine ,Trans and Rearend fresh beginning of last season.”

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1965 M-170 Sparks, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

Used at a “Nevada Test Site”? Bring your Geiger counter.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/693245974763695/

“Body is good ,motor needs rebuilt it is parts now,was used at the nevada test site for many yeary.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1959 CJ05 Phoenix, AZ $4500: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/phoenix-59-jeep-cj-5/7131202320.html
  2. 1962 CJ-5 La Grande, OR $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/512790792759958/
  3. 1968 CJ-5 Blackfoot, ID $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/297343727892698/
  4. 1973 & 1976 CJ-5 bodies/parts: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2917926011654654/
  5. 1964 CJ-5 Laredo, TX $3000: https://laredo.craigslist.org/cto/d/laredo-1964-willys-jeep-cj5/7133486323.html
  6. 1959 CJ-5 Fort Benton, MT $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/243336280077555/
  7. 1956 CJ06 Geraldine, MT $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/932581323802681/
  8. 1980 CJ-5 Moore, ID $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/209795240092325/
  9. 1955 CJ-5 Tahoe City, NV $4500: https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/tahoe-city-1955-willys-cj5/7133478621.html
  10. 1956 CJ-5 Daytona Beach, FL $2500: https://daytona.craigslist.org/pts/d/palm-coast-1956-jeep-willys-project-4×4/7128081437.html
  11. 1975 CJ-5 Idaho Falls, ID $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/184589749448797/
  12. 1976 CJ-5 Spokane, WA $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/160133398736770/
  13. 1959 CJ0- Salmon, ID $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267308234439014/
  14. 1956 CJ-5 Republic, WA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/292098281794910/
  15. 1955 CJ-5 Longview, WA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2513845908722069/
  16. 1973 CJ-5 Otis Orchards, WA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3456974757665466/
  17. 1955 CJ05 Roseburg, Or $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/255801902171007/
  18. 1975 CJ-5 Tooele, UT $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/565995884087229/

M-38A1s:

  1. 1954 M-38A1 Vallejo, CA $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/194614271778914/
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Farmington, NM $4500: https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bar/d/farmington-1953-willys-m38a1/7124089561.html
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Lacomb, OR $6950: https://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/d/lebanon-1953-willys-jeep-m38a1/7132864870.html
  4. Year? M-38A1 Duluth, MN $2200: https://duluth.craigslist.org/pts/d/duluth-jeep-m38a1-project/7131657885.html
  5. 1958 M-38A1 Project Los Molinos, CA Make Offer: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/996332747427261/
  6. 1952 M-38A1 Escondido, CA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/610372539570484/
  7. 1953 M-38A1 Porterville, CA $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/201216934450340/
 
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1946 CJ-2A Central Point, OR $10,800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,800.

(08/20/2018) Appears to have a replacement tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1057505211314556/

“1946 willy jeep, cj2a. buick v6,winch,new top,new seats,t90 trans.”

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1968 M-715 Canton, MA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Bill spotted this solid looking M-715 project with a generator in the back. Looks like it has potential.

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“You are bidding on a 1968 Kaiser M-715 Jeep. 27k miles. This Jeep had been sitting in a garage since 1999 before I bought over this past winter.. I put it in my garage and haven’t had time to go through it. It turns over but doesn’t run…. it has a good frame, solid floors, drivers side rocker below the door is rusty, but the body is otherwise in good shape, has the 6 cylinder tornado motor, manual trans, 4×4, high/Low. Comes with a generator in the back, which I have no clue if it runs or not. Please not that we are selling this vehicle today as is, with a bill of sale, to the highest bidder of this auction AND it will be that persons responsibility to pickup this truck from our location”

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1958 M-274 Mule Parowan, UT $2800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

No engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2660587074161306/

“1958 willys mule. Rare one of the first 11000 built. Missing engine and front seat. Pretty much complete of other components. You could put original 4 cyl or update to newer 2 cyl. Best offer.”

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1972 M-561 Gama Goat Craig, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Does it run?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/243725350282903/

“Two military Gama Goat Vehicles off road aquatic capabilities diesel engine multiple spare tires and rims including lots of extra spare parts not counting the two gamma goats to start asking 7500 or best offer willing to hear”

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1951 CJ-3A Glade Park, CO $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/18/2020) I’m guessing it runs and drives fine?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2537262899921928/

“Good condition for a1951. Will consider all offers. No warranty.”

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1952 CJ-3A(?) Vancouver, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Now on Facebook.

This is an odd one.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-1952-willys-jeep/7129903964.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251487635918341/

“Perfect for someone wanting to restore an old classic. Obviously needs work. Very confident the engine will still run. In its non-running life it’s spent most of its life under cover.”

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1945 MB Sutherlin, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: MB

This MB looks like it was fully refurbed, but lacks aspects that would make it “museum quality”.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/545938412770370/

“1945 Willy’s Jeep MB, Off Frame full restroration, vehicle numbers traced back to WW II, comes with Orignal Motor which still runs, motor in Jeep is late model 1948 runs perfect, have all rec for restoration, paint alone was 14,000, Serious inquires only, oregon Title with SP plates which are permanent, PM me with your number and I will call you to answer any questions…………The Jeep is Museum quality.”

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1946 CJ-2A Fresno, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Pretty stock jeep here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/577990606457938/

“1946 Jeep willys BARN FIND!!! Been in the barn since 1974 ALL ORGiNAL!!!! Bill of sale only $3500 OBO”

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Netherlands MB Farm Jeep video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Harmen-Jan of the Netherlands shared this video of farm life footage filmed in the Netherlands between 1920 and 1960. At the 15-minute-mark there is footage of a WWII jeep piling what I believe is hay(?) and at the 19-minute-mark there is a brief look at the same jeep pulling an overloaded wagon. In between (and before and after both marks), plenty of back-breaking-work is documented.

 
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The First “Jeep”: Minneapolis Moline NTX

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: The article below is one of a number of articles highlighting the “JEEP” Tractor from Minneapolis-Moline Implement Company: The NTX. One or both units were also tested at Holabird, so the term ‘jeep’ used to describe a vehicle didn’t originate with the Bantam, Ford, or Willys prototypes. 

Clipping from Lansing State Journal - Newspapers.com

Published in the Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, August 22, 1940.

According to a Hemmings article, the name ‘Jeep’ originated with Sergeant James O’Brian in August of 1940:

The UTX went to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, but earned its place in history in August 1940 at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, when Sergeant James T. O’Brien of the 109th Ordnance Company of the Minnesota National Guard noted the overall proficiency of the tractors, especially when pulling a stuck howitzer out of the mud. Inspired by the “Eugene the Jeep” character in the Popeye comic strip, O’Brien first hung from the tractor’s radiator cap a sign painted with the word “Jeep,” then painted the word “Jeep” itself on the flanks of the tractor.

Minneapolis-Moline chronicled the christening in a wartime advertisement: “This new MM army vehicle was not a crawler, tractor, truck nor tank, and yet it could do almost anything and it knew all the answers. Because of this, it brought to mind the Popeye cartoon figure called ‘Jeep’ which was neither fowl nor beast, but knew all the answers and could do almost anything.”

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Originally Published December of 2014:

However, the short comings of the NTX coupled with the introduction of the Bantam BRC in late September doomed the 6 NTXs produced to the role of a jeep footnote.

It doesn’t mean the NTX isn’t worth anything. An NTX in 2012 fetched $29,000 at an auction.

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Giant Flatfender Jeep in Abu Dhabi

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Monuments/Statues, Museums

UPDATE: Vince shared an article from autoblog.com that provides more information on the Rainbow Sheikh (Sheigh Hamad bin Hamdan) who built the world’s largest running jeep. It had been many years since my last post on the subject, so it was time to update this post.

In 2010, reports were that Guinness Book of World Records had recognized the jeep as the largest running jeep in the world; however, I could not verify the record through the Guinness web site. Recently, a huge CJ-5 built by the same Shiekh for his offload museum may have surpassed the flat fender.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/31/worlds-largest-working-jeep/

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Published in April of 2009:  I thought it was just a fake keep prop of some kind, but apparently it’s being built on the framework of a large quarry mining truck. 

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Photo of DJ-3A Dispatcher in Indonesia on eBay

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

UPDATE: Carl noted that ‘WILLYS’ is backwards. Good think there are smarter folks than I who read this site!

This photo seems to be good timing as I’m reading “Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded“, which is a history and geography lesson about Krakatoa as it leads up to the 1883 explosion. So far, about half way through, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, either the spare tire was moved to the driver’s side OR the photo is reversed and the Indonesia driver is on the vehicle’s right side. Given Indonesian’s drive on the left-hand side of the road, I’d say the photo is reversed. Note the jeep is a column shift.

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This is likely how it should appear:

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This is the scan posted to eBay:

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1945 Image of Jeep Exiting Glider on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Neat press photo of a jeep exiting a glider at Wold-Chamberlain Field in Minnesota. The photo was taken February 27, 1945, by ‘Ted’ at 2pm.

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“Jeep rolls out of nose of large glider after coming into a landing”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Missoula, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has tool indents.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/196812814769592/

“1946 CJ2A runs and drive great!!! There’s been a lot done to it. The list is in the pictures.”

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