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1962 Newspaper Ad For Hatari Movie

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the October 30, 1962, issue of the Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania). Like other newspaper ads I found, no jeeps were placed within the movie ad itself. I know lots of other literature showed jeeps, such as movie posters. However, I was surprised to see no jeeps in any newspaper ads. Apparently, Ruffners, a jeep dealer in Indiana, Pennsylvania, didn’t like this either, so the company placed their ad within a Hatari Ad.

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1962 Photo of Bob Pearsall Motors Promoting Hatari

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE:  This post originated with an 8×10 glossy photo at the very bottom. Now, there is a small photo (from a personal camera?) version of the same photo for sale on eBay. It almost seems a reprint? 

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“Good vintage condition; some corner and edge wear, 3.5″ X 3.5″ and 4.5″ X 3, glossy. Please see the photos for more details. Smoke free home.”

Compare this vintage photo with the larger one at the bottom. Coincidence that they look the same?
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I thought I’ve also seen this image around as well, but I can’t find another example at the moment.

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Original Post March 2, 2020: Since I posted this, Barney has determined that this is likely a 1963 Tux Park III CJ-5. He reports the following:

“I went to my library and W-1155 particulars for the Mk III show it CJ5 only. The one for the Mk IV printed in 1964 W-1175 show availability as a 5a and 6a.”

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“Here’s a classic & very scarce 8″ tall by 10” wide B&W glossy photo from a Chattanooga, Tennessee Jeep dealer advertising the John Wayne movie “Hatari” back in 1962 -Photo features a real photo image of a man (presumably a local radio DJ from WKDA radio named Eddie Kilroy) dressed in safari gear with a pith helmet and rifle seated in an open jeep with signs all over the outside of the vehicle reading: “See and Drive the new Jeep Tornado OHC Powered Bob Pearsall Motors”… “Kilroy is Here! to see Hatari! Starring John Wayne NOW Tennessee Theatre.”… “See and Drive the new Tornado OHC Powered Jeep at Bob Pearsall Motors”… “I’m Eddie Kilroy the great game player from WKDA 1240 on the dial. Follow me to Hatari! at the beautiful Tennessee Theatre”… “See Hatari! Tennessee Theatre. See Jeep Vehicles in Action! Bob Pearsall Motors”

The vehicle is parked in a downtown lot with other billboard signs all around too-The photo has some wear with a minor center crease, but still a neat dual collectible item that will display nicely! How many of these throwaway items survived? This is an ORIGINAL item, NOT A REPRODUCTION item!

 
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Undated Slat Grille Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Here’s a 7″x9″ photo that includes a Slat Grille MB.

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“WWI
Army
Willys Jeep
Springfield Rifle
Photo #1
Size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Condition: Good condition”

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Wanted: CJ-2A Front Seats / Frames

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Troy is looking for some seat frames for a 1946 CJ-2A. He says they don’t have to be perfect. Contact him at jeepfrk50 @ comcast.net (remove the spaces around the @)

 
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M-38A1 Wood Splitter Salem, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

Roger Martin spotted this unique build, an M-38A1 transformed into a wood splitter. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1611210942413745

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1966 CJ-5 Lacombe, LA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The trailer is available for sale, too. It seems like a full-Hatari setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1093916267695354

“1966 JP hunting Jeep. Can seat 6. Gun racks, cup holder. Custom modifications. Towable. Runs great. Nice, low gear for the fields. 4 WD. Dog/ hunting trailer also available.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lake St. Louis, MO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

IT runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/793177408207346

“Runs good. Needs steering work.”

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1962? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Lots of updates to this custom build. The body appears to be from a DJ-3A Convertible or a Surrey. The front frame rails have a curious shape; the chassis may not be a jeep chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/582389092458452/

“Old Navy jeep, 4.3 v6, 700 auto trans, power steering and brakes, heated seats, S10 ft clip and rear end ”

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1969 M-274A5 Mule Dahlonega, GA $9000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/12/2020) Looks good. Seller indicated it could use new seals.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/139343377996858

“9000 OBO, Has full seat assembly and engine cage, they just aren’t pictured. Mostly restored, just needs some seal work but the seals come in a box of extras included. Slow leak so I haven’t worried about it. Runs great, got the fuel tank cleaned out, new fuel hose. Magneto was redone when I bought it and new plugs. New tires and Optima deep cycle battery. Runs great and drives great. Aluminum body with magnesium wheels. Original data plates. Full time 4 wheel drive and full time 4 wheel steer. Trades possible but cash is king. Partial trades considered as well”

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1949 CJ-3A Sand Springs, OK $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(09/08/2020) Looks like a nice build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2732866456998466/

“1949 Willys Jeep CJ3A, New 4.3 v6 Chevy Motor 150 miles on motor New Mickey Thompson Wheels and Tires New Seats Power Steering”

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1953 CJ-3B Santo, TX $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/29/2020) Looks like a nice rig. Has the updated wipers mod (see the chrome wiper motor box on the outer side of the windshield).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/184837116619962

“This jeep has 154 miles on it since it was restored. Has a vortex V6. Marine grade seats that will last for years. As you can see buy the pics this truck is in great condition”

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1948 CJ-2A Pine Bluff, AR $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(12/27/2020) It looks like this has a Crankshaft-PTO-powered winch (lever installed in the floor of passenger side).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2761385630775110

“1948 Willys military Jeep. Rhino lined on inside, aftermarket wheels and tires and a couple original wheels. Body is in decent shape. Pto winch. Hasn’t been driven in a year or so, but it does run, just may need carbs cleaned to run perfect.”

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1953 Parkway Wagon Waterford, OH $3000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Here’s a Parkway that needs some work. The serial number 453-RA2 indicates it is a rare 4WD Sedan Delivery (only 992 made in 1953).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1040410519733667

“1953 Willys-Overland Parkway Conversion Wagon…. description in photos…… Motor runs great…. there are no brakes on it at the moment so it must be hauled….. rusty and needs lots of tlc…..would make a good off road project currently 2wd but I have the adapter plate and transfer case to make it 4×4 $3000”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Madison, MS $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Listed as a 1964, it appears this is a VEC CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/413237246586782

“All original tops and doors three speed 1964 jeep”

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1947 CJ-2A Carthage, TN $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/438013297398642

“1947 Willys CJ2A for sale. Mostly complete but needs full restoration. Clear title and all body and frame tags are on the Willys. Makes a great conversation starter and women dig it!”

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1948 Truck Channelview, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This ran-when-parked truck was setup as a hunter.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/362549798362953

“1948 willys truck with high rack on the back, was built for deer lease, was running when parked needs a lil but of TLC but 4wd works and it has a 134engine which is the 4 cylinder. Also have many more parts motors, blocks, and wheels for sale.”

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1952 M-38 Columbus, OH $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2020) Appears to have an earlier head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/766224037440059

“Freshly rebuilt engine 4cyl 134L New tires and rims and carburetor, fuel Tank, fuel lines, radiator”

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Year? CJ-3B Grenada, MS $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1526631194213950

“41 Willis Jeep on a s10 4wd frame. Comes with a 350 Chevy engine and a Chevy transmission. Project, needs work. Bill of sale only.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fredericksburg, TX $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/17/2020) Will need some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/284116156228713/

“1948 Willy’s CJ2A 4×4 Clean title Great for ranch vehicle/play/hunting/ or a restoration project Original motor, transmission, 12 volt conversion, new battery mileage unknown – odometer and speedometer do not work Looks rough but sound”

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Tucson’s CJ-5 Garbage Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

In 1963, the city of Tucson, Arizona, was looking to save money on garbage costs. That summer an experiment was tried whereby a CJ-5 towing three garbage trailers was used to cut garbage transportation costs. I could not find any information on how long the experiment lasted.

This first photo showing the jeep, trailers and how a trailer was dumped into a larger truck, was published in the Tucson Citizen May 24, 1963:

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This article from May 22, 1963, published in the Arizona Daily Star, provides more information on the experiment:

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CJ-5 Modified Into a Train Engine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Roger Martin shared this Canadian Jeep Junkee photo of a CJ-5 that (I think) has been transformed into a train engine. I tried to learn more, but had no luck. It’s unclear to me where this might be located.

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Reporter William Rives’ First Jeep Ride

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

In a June 11, 1941, article in the Austin American-Statesman, William T. Rives describes his first “blitz buggy, jeep or jitterbug, as it is variously called” ride while visiting Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas.

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A 1941 Attempt to Ban the Term “Jeep”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article was syndicated through numerous newspapers. So frustrated was one Captain with the multitude of definitions for the word “Jeep” that he warned soldiers not to use it and cited examples of why it was so confusing. This article is from the Johnson City Press out of Tennessee, November 14, 1941:

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1946 JeepRod Brillion, WI $18,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,900.

(03/11/2019) It’s supposed to have 450HP.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/624070105188738

“this is a 1946 willys lower 2wd 450 hp 355 chevy with a 350 auto it has sawy bar on front and a anti roll in the back so it runs like a big go cart it is kind of a rat rod”

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1963 CJ-3B Oberlin, OH $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

This might have a rare set of Spicer Hub Lok hubs. The steps have been altered.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/981506745662105

“1963 Jeep willys four by four. Non original 4 cylinder engine. Runs & drives. Comes with army gear. Gets looks everywhere she goes! Title in hand.”

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