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“What I Saw At Willys Overland” Booklet for sale on eBay

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This has some neat drawings. You can see some of the images here.

“About 8 1/2 by 5 5/8 inches and there are 20 pages with covers”

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Willys Overland Mechanic’s Manual on eBay

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This appears to be a collection of service manuals and more.

“Purchased from an estate sale of a Vietnam veteran that was a mechanic there…as the story goes. This binder is in very good condition for it’s age. No breaks or signs of visual wear. It is packed full, as seen in the last picture, of all different types of service type manuals from the mid 60’s to early 70’s as best as I can tell. There are some Willys, Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Renault, Chevrolet, tons of other service information. So much information that would be impossible to list it all. All pages are also in very good condition. Very interesting piece of history!”

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1941 Willys MA Tech Book on eBay

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Thanks to Pascal for spotting this one.

“You are bidding on a rare original maintenance manual for the Willys MA prototype jeep. It’s a little dirty buy all pages are present. And in good shape. Will consider trading for other prototype parts or manuals for GP or bantam brc. Good luck and happy bidding!”

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3? Late 1940s Manuals Cleveland, OH $40

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That Willys Overland Mechanic’s manual might be interesting.

“late 40’s to early 50’s Willys Overland manuals: parts manual, mechanics manual, owners manual, and 6 to 12 volt conversion, complete, excellent condition.”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/pts/5932609715.html

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Willys Overland Mechanics Binder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Books, Features

There’s a bunch of information inside this. I’m not sure how much jeep information there is or not.

“Purchased from an estate sale of a Vietnam veteran that was a mechanic there…as the story goes. This binder is in very good condition for it’s age. No breaks or signs of visual wear. It is packed full, as seen in the last picture, of all different types of service type manuals from the mid 60’s to early 70’s as best as I can tell. There are some Willys, Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Renault, Chevrolet, tons of other service information. So much information that would be impossible to list it all. All pages are also in very good condition. Very interesting piece of history!”

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WARBABY By William Spear

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Today I received Bill Spear’s new book, WARBABY: The True Story of the Original Jeep. In it Bill explores the history of the first jeep, the Bantam BRC in detail. The book looks beautiful, full of text and photographs. I can’t wait to dive into it; and at 400 pages, there’s plenty to explore!

The first edition printing will be limited to 1,000 copies. The price is $60, but to me, having leafed through it today, this effort appears well worth the cost. Learn more over at Bill’s website: http://warbaby.wmspear.com

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While you wait for the book, check out this one hour plus presentation by Bill Spears:

 
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1948 Willys Overland Manual Millersville, MD $75

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Doug spotted this.

“Decent condition. These are the models that are covered 48,39,4-40, 4-41,4-42, CJ2A, 463, 463-2W, 463-4wd and 663.”

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/pts/5892384911.html

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Children’s Book: Jeremy and the Red Jeep

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Author Debra Lenser and illustrator Kim Sponaugle based this childrens book on Debra’s son, Jeremy Lenser , and his 1948 CJ-2A. You can find it on Amazon.

Jeremy and Red Jeep are on a road trip when they happen upon Chester, a traveling tortoise, on his way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chester is stuck, and it’s up to Jeremy and Red Jeep to set him free.

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Set of 1941 Ford GP Manuals on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Books

This is pretty neat set of books. The price is already at $810 with 8 days to go!

“This auction lot consists of one original very, very scarce book called SERVICE SCHOOL FOR U.S. ARMY INSTRUCTORS ON Ford U.S. ARMY VEHICLES 1941 as published by Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan for instruction schools conducted at the Ford Rouge Plant in Detroit and Ford Traveling Schools conducted on American Army Bases.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lakeside, AZ $1800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(08/09/2016) Has a PTO winch. Runs.

“1947 willys jeep 4wd for sale runs great had motor rebuilt less than 1,000 miles ago, needs new gas tank has rust in it but still can start,gas tank is approx.150 dollars,has rare pto unit power take off.The jeep is very original with flat head four motor.Its a great jeep for finish restoring $2,400 obo.”

http://showlow.craigslist.org/cto/5719751871.html

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M-151 Updated Jeep Government Contract Proposal on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, M-151

For M-151 folks this should be an interesting document.

“Here I have a prohibitively RARE
(1 of only 4 Copies Made)
Updated Proposal by Kaiser / Willys Motors
Proposal for the M151 Jeep Government Contract.
Check out the photos and you will note that this books consists of

A Leather Cover containing:
An introductory letter indicating that this was introduced “in Quadruplilcate” notes addressing issues with the original proposal including dates of telegraphs sent in reference to this publication.

This letter has bee added to the original Proposal as the first page in a comb-style binder. This is turn is inserted into the leather cover.

PROPOSAL
TRUCK, UTILITY, ¼ TON, 4×4, M151
IFB AMC-20-113-63-0055(T)
STEP I

KAISER WILLYS MOTORS
WILLYS MOTORS INC OCTOBER 1962
Book is approximately 60 pages.
Leather cover measures about 11 ½ x 9 inches”

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DJ-3A Galas & Frank M. Brandstetter

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I recently ordered a biography called Brandy: Our Man in Acapulco as part of some research into DJs at the Las Brisas Resort in Acapulco. I was surprised to see the cover included a color photo, one I’ve never seen, of nine DJ-5 surrey/galas in Las Brisas. There’s an entire chapter on Las Brisas, so I’m hoping for some good research information.

I’ve only gone through the book briefly, but the book credits Brandsetter with taking over Las Brisas in 1959 and turning it into the world’s top resort by 1972. They also claim Frank instituted the resort’s no tipping policy, but that policy was actually implemented by founder Juan March and existed for more than a year before Brandsetter entered the picture as evidenced in a Feb. 28, 1958 Milwaukee Sentinel article. There is an entire chapter devoted to Brandy and Las Brisas, so hopefully there will be some interesting tidbits and research vectors.

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Article from 1958:

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Royal Tournament Crate-to-Jeep Contest Info

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Does anyone have information on the crate-to-jeep building races held at Royal Tournament shows during the 1950s (probably earlier as well)? The Olyslager’s The JEEP book references such shows (pg 50 & 51 — see below). I have an old jeep club friend who is trying to find out more information about these to share with a veteran’s group.

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A slightly different event also occurred during this time using what were called MALT jeeps, specially built jeeps that could be driven into an arena, taken apart, the parts passed through a hole, and reassembled. I discuss the MALT jeeps a little more here.

The MALT events probably evolved into modern counterparts that have been featured in videos like one below, because the modern contests also feature specially built jeeps. 

 
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Here Comes the Jeep book

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This book was printed in 1951 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Though the jeep itself isn’t illustrated all that accurately, a Willys pickup appears in the book that is much more accurately drawn. The wheels on the front and back of the book are riveted on so they can spin.

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1941 Service Maintenance Book on eBay

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Josh has this rare manual for sale on eBay.

“The book is a FORD factory training program to train U.S. Army instructors on the 1941 military vehicles particularly the Ford GP. It basically has the all the NOS GP manuals including the Maintenance Manual, Parts Price list, and Service Manual; as well as a rare tool list. It also features other ford military vehicle manuals and quite a few of unique documents that not only give insight into the day to day scheduled and objectives of the training program but also goes into some detail into standard and specialized service equipment and suppliers.”

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IKA Brochures, Books, & More on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Books, Features

Ted’s selling a variety of items on eBay. Here are a few. See all the jeep related stuff he has for sale via this link: See all of Ted’s items on eBay

1. IKA Brochures: View all the information on eBay

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2. Dealer Manuals: View all the information on eBay

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1949 Book Jeeper’s Japan $60

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UPDATE:  Jay has got this book for sale. Comment below for more info.

It is Jeeper’s Jeep by Francis Baker.  Here’s the description:

“Tokyo: Toppan Co, Ltd, 1949 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, of a charming collection of satirical genre prints à la japonaise: These are meant to represent some of “the humorous experiences of the occupation which the Jeep–certainly a symbol of the period, has enabled it [ie, the Occupation] to see.”

The author has recorded her impressions of American occupied Japan and various scenes of the occupation as she travelled the country by Jeep.

In all there are twenty-four prints accompanied by doggerel couplets on facing pages, together with two additional prints on the covers. The artist is best known as Frances Blakemore. She grew up in eastern Washington and worked mainly in Tokyo (both before and after the war), where she founded the Franell Gallery and published the standard Who’s who in modern Japanese prints (1975).

Binding: Publisher’s quarter red boards, color-pictorial sides, pictorial endpapers, all edges trimmed & plain

Condition: Spine barely chipped, inside clean, joints cracked but holding, outisde has shelf wear. AN UNUSUALLY VERY GOOD COPY of a scarce and fragile book.

Pictures include front and back of book, inside cover page, one of the full page drawings, and prologue.

Very rare I know only of one other in existence

51 pages 24 full-page color illustrations 179 x 262 mm, 10 1/4″ x 7 1/4″

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1945 In The Service of America – Ford Motor Company Book

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Books, Features

Josh shared some photos of pages from this Ford Motor Company twenty-page book titled In The Service of America. The book contains photos of jeeps, seeps, and other contributions Ford made to the war effort. We believe the book was published in 1945.

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1957 Special Equipment Book on eBay

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Here’s an interesting book. I haven’t seen one in this format.

“Original great condition. Willy’s Jeep Toledo, Ohio 1957. Paperback. Shows slight age.”

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Dan’s FC-150 Rebuild

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Mark Smith and Dan Laity teamed up on a story about Dan’s rebuilt FC-150. Check it out at jeep truck.com.

http://jeeptruck.com/articles/DanLaityFC150/index.html

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Joey the Jeep Book

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Roger bought this kids’ jeep book at a nearby military show so we could document it. It’s a small book, 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″, and is only 8 pages in length, including the front and back cover.

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1950s-1960s Kaiser Willys Service Bulletin Book on eBay

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This book appears to contain lots of bulletins.

“From an old dealership comes this binder of service bulletins mostly from the late 1950’s to mid 1960’s for Kaiser, Willys, Jeep…I have taken pictures of the categories covered…in well used condition, but I suspect useful to those who still have some of these antique vehicles…good luck and please check our feedback and other fine items from our home to yours.”

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Vintage Sticker and Color Book w/ Jeep **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I doubt there are many jeeps, but still an interesting vintage piece.

“Vintage large paper children book: “Make Sticker Pictures No Paste Need – No. #1565-15 – Fine Books For Children by Merrill Company Publishers” on both front & back cover  – please see above all scan picture & condition – NOTE: about this large book, I had difficult take large picture of problem tablet, so use my scan machine is small, please see 1st scan picture of center of book, 2nd scan is on top of book & 3rd scan is bottom of book (you can see them?), show you only 3 pictures of inside pages that problem with my scan picture, about inside pages had 16 pages total include 4 full colorful stickers (never removed/still gum on back and only 8 tanning paper pages with black pictures; 1 page is Fire Chief Arrives, 2 page is Color This Picture (Ladder Frie Truck), 3 page is Fireman Go Into Action, 4 page is Color This Picture (Train engine with cards), 5 page is Tanker & Moving Trucks, 6 page is (4 small different pictures) of crawl shovel & dump truck, Gasoline Truck, Bulldozer, & Cattle Truck,  7 page is Steam Shovel & 2 Dump Trucks, and 8 page is 3 different pictures of A Horse Races Train, Streamline Out West, & Trough The Farmlands ..”

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1945 Joey Jeep Kid’s Book by Bertram Goodman

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is the first time I’ve run across a Joey Jeep book. It was written by Bertram Goodman and published in 1945.

“Small book
Hard cover (board) with DUST JACKET
1945
Inside very clean
No man made markings
Tight spine and secure pages
DJ intact but has some wear and tiny tears
But it did an excellent job in protecting the covers”

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