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1948 Jeep Station Sedan Demonstration Manual

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

I missed out on this 16 page very rare Jeep Station Sedan Demonstration Manual on eBay. I wonder if they produced similar documents for other models. Thankfully, the seller posted photos of each page.

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April 1966 Front Wheel Drive Concept Jeep Car

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

I spotted this concept vehicle document on eBay. It was so unusual, I thought I’d snag it. Each of the pages is within plastic, which seemed strange, too (see first pic). Anyone have more information on this? Note the use of the Corvair engine and other parts.

The shape of the car seems similar to that of a Studebaker Avanti (sold a few years earlier) or the later American Motors Corp’s concept AMX-GT, built prior to the merger between AMC and Kaiser-Jeep.

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Each page of document is bound within plastic, making it much thicker than it needs to be.

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1954 Universal and Farm Jeep Parts List

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Barry snagged this rare documents off of eBay, then posted it to share with everyone. It’s a great find!

https://www.farmjeep.com/2022/08/22/1953-cj3b-part-list-universal-and-farm-jeep/
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1946 Texas AG Jeep Test PDF

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

UPDATE: To download the file, I clicked on the “download” (See red-highlighted square in the pic below). (or just click here ==> http://www.deilers.com/1946-texas-ag-test.pdf)

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Ed spotted this PDF document (downloadable for free) that covers the agricultural testing of an early jeep. I don’t believe I’ve read this document (and don’t have time at the moment to go through it). So, let me know what you think.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=txa.tarb086630&view=1up&seq=3&skin=2021

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1943 Letter From Soldier Run Over by Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This letter, written by PFC Carl W. Eklund in 1943, describes how he was lying under a plane, trying to get some rare rest, when a jeep ran over his legs just above the knees. The injuries weren’t very severe and he felt he’d be recovered after a few days of rest.

Carl went on to serve as an aircraft mechanic in North Africa, then in Italy. In 1945, he received an honorable discharge and returned to Texas. Unfortunately, his brother Rudolph, who was captured in Java in 1942, died in Burma in 1944 while still in captivity.

Carl was living in Kenedy, Texas, as of 1969. I could find no updates about him after that.

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Newgren Lift Service Bulletins from 1947

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Barry published three rare Newgren Lift Service Bulletins created in 1947 by the Newgren Company, sent to him by Keith Buckley. Learn more at Farmjeep.com.

https://www.farmjeep.com/newgren-service-bulletins-may-1947/

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May 1952 Miller Tools Willys Overland Catalog

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I received my second booster shop on Thursday, the result of which kept me hunkered down yesterday with a few chills and aches, so I took the time to scan the following document.

This unusual catalog from Miller Tools highlights tools specifically for Willys vehicles, both jeeps and automobiles. It is catalog F-618 printed in May of 1952. There are 92 pages in the book, including three order forms. I’ve broken it up into multiple sections for easy of downloading and zipped the PDFs together in one file (63mb), should you want to check it out. Unfortunately, my PDF management/editing apps don’t work under the newest Mac OS, which is another reason I didn’t combine them (have to locate a new PDF capable app). If you have a problem dealing with the zip file, then I can send you independent links for the various sections.

http://www.deilers.com/miller/1952-05-miller-tools-willys-overland-catalog.zip

Here are a few pages:

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1962 Price/Parts Catalog for Various Models on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This pics show that the M-38A1, M-170, Trucks and Wagons are covered by the catalog. I can’t tell if it covered all models, including CJ-5s, CJ-6s, DJs, FJs, or other models.

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“Vintage 1962 AMC Willys Jeep Military & Utility Vehicle Parts Catalog & Price List. I know very little about this, I am selling it for a friend whose family member was a mechanic.

The large book is marked on the front Parts List / Price Catalog – American Motor Company.It appears to contain two separate books from 1962.

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Early 1960s Dualmatic Hub Information

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

Dave found and shared these photos of a Dualmatic hub box with an information sheet inside it.

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1944 Schramm W-O Powered Generator Booklet on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

I haven’t run across many Schramm generators for sale. I’m not sure how many are left. But, I imagine this booklet could be useful for someone.

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“WW II Portable Engine Driven Generator manual. WIllys jeep engine. This one book contains the Operations manual, maintenance manual and parts list. 64 pages total. size is 9″ x 6″. My favorite part is the price list, oil pump were listed for $5.50 for replacement cost while the entire engine block was $49.00! LOL You need this book for your MB/GPW or WWII manual collection.”

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Specialized Equip Binder w/Bulletins on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Documents, Features

This is priced at $55. It is a mid-1950s Special Equipment binder into which someone put Willys Motors and Willys Export bulletins from 1957-1962.

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“Willys motors Inc. and Willys – Overland export corporation Toledo Ohio kaiser jeep corporation parts and accessories bulletins 1957 to 1962

Shop worn and notebook inside is dirty but pages good overall. – inside notebook cover shows wear, especially where the metal clasps and notebook edges hold the paper – paper pages in good condition- Readable no tears a lot of spotting on the edges yellowing of pages overall all intact and in good condition”

 
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Instructions For A Jeep-A-Trench

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Thanks to Scott for scanning and sharing this rare set of instructions from a Jeep-A-Trench manual. I know there are a few of you who are interested in this.

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1946 Willys-Overland Semi-Annual Report

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

It’s been a crazy couple months. Somewhere along the line I obtained copies of the March 1946 Semi-Annual Willys-Overland Report. I think this came from Barry’s Farmjeep site, but I couldn’t find it yesterday.

This report demonstrates that Willys-Overland was trying to lay the groundwork for two basic product lines: A Utility Line of vehicles and a Passenger Line of vehicles. The company also claimed that the passenger line vehicles would be introduced in 1947.

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1947 Willys-Overland Motors “A New Concept” Document

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

I missed out on this fascinating document yesterday on eBay. My high bid of $52.50 wasn’t quite enough, but at least we have pics of the entire document.

It’s not clear to me who the audience was for this document. The fact that it mentions the upcoming trucks suggests to me it was published in early 1947, prior to the introduction of the trucks in the summer of 1947. Maybe the document was for shareholders? Maybe it was for dealers (or prospective dealers)?

Titled “A NEW CONCEPT OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION“, the document makes the argument that prior to WWII the automobile was a luxury item for most folks. As such, bigger, longer, and faster, along with yearly innovations, were necessary to attract consumers with disposable income.

However, after the war, argued Willys-Overland in the document, the automobile would become a critical part of everyone’s everyday life. As such, offering consumers an affordable vehicle, one that didn’t change dramatically every year and one that cost less to maintain, was a the vision that Willys-Overland planned to follow. This meant simple vehicles that responded to customer needs, along with lesser tweaks to each model to insure the company could keep costs down (don’t have to redesign dies, fewer factory shutdowns for model changes, etc).

So, the company’s production ideas meant simple designs catered to consumer needs rather than the latest streamlined designs. That makes sense as a strategy; but, in regards to the DISTRIBUTION portion of the document’s title, I could find nothing stating how the company’s strategy would change the distribution side of things. This document probably would have been more accurately titled, “A NEW CONCEPT OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION”.

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1946 Testimonial from Service Station

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UPDATE: The other day I realized that the jeep in this photo from a collection of early jeep information published in 2014 looks very similar to an illustrated jeep that appeared in a 1947 newspaper ad. Here’s the image and it’s associated testimonial:

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Here’s the advertisement from the June 3, 1947, ad published in the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana, that highlights the ability of the jeep to be an efficient, low-cost option as a road-service vehicle.

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1962? Mobile Motion Picture Unit Instruction Book

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Willys Wagons

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This booklet started out last year on ebay with a price of $279. A lack of interest caused the price to plummet until it fell into my hands. This rare mobile motion picture unit sports a Tornado engine, which places the copyright date of the instruction booklet at 1962 or 1963.

Unfortunately, attempts to research this unit further using Google result in a bunch of results related to the “First Motion Picture Unit” during World War II or the associated government archives, which while interesting, isn’t helpful to our present query.

The booklet runs about 25 pages and is mostly focused on the operation of the generator. There aren’t enough photos for me to determine whether this is a modified 4WD sedan delivery wagon or a Traveller. Most of the pics have number references; the numbers are referenced to specific parts in the back of the book.

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1958 Ad and Merchandise Bulletin For the ‘Jeep’ CJ-5 Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Mike shared this bulletin from March 11, 1958, that notified dealers a brochure was available for the Koenig-made ‘Jeep’ hardtop. For some reason, the company did not produce a brochure for the top; it took dealers requesting a brochure for them to make one.

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1957 Ad and Merchandise Bulletin for Jeep Pens and Pencils

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Mike shared this September 6, 1957, announcement sent to all dealers about the new Eversharp ‘Jeep’ pens, pencils and sets, now available with the Forward Control ‘Jeep’ FC-170 illustration.

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1955? Warn Hub Catalog and Price List

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The catalog number for this Warn Hub document is 2-55, which might mean February of 1955. It shows the WL-2 Locking model on one side and the WA-1 Automatic model on the other.

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Warn Hub Service Manuals WA-1, WL-2 and WO-1

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UPDATE: I found this 18-page Warn Selective Drive Hub Service and Repair Manual on eBay last week. This appears to be an earlier version (February of 1955?) than the PDF version linked to at the very bottom of this post (which covers WL-2 and WO-1 hubs).  It covers the WA-1 Automatic Hub and the WL-2 hub. This is document No. WD-255.

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Warn Auxiliary Transmission

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, OD Saturn/Warn

Originally Published November 03, 2019: 

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Blaine spotted a discussion at the Ford-Trucks.com forum on Auxiliary transmissions that included the rare Warn Auxiliary Overdrive. A user named “38 Coupe” shared a bunch of smaller Auxiliary transmission documents that included a Parts and Instruction manual for the Warn AO. So, here it is, along with some photos of a Warn unit that was for sale in April of 2015.

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1966 Master List of Meyer Hardtop Parts

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According to this first document, there was a need for more detailed information about Meyer Hardtop parts. So, the company created Form No. 1-387.

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Circa 1966 Meyer Half Cab Instructions

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Below are the instructions for installing a Meyer Half Cab on a CJ-5. It is Form No. 1-383.

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Circa 1966 Supplemental Instructions for Meyer Full Cabs

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These are supplemental instructions for CJ-5s & CJ-6s Meyer Full Cabs. This first is Form No. 1-182-S.1966-form-no-1-382-s-cj5-hardtop1-lores 1966-form-no-1-382-s-cj5-hardtop2-lores

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1958 Service Bulletin For Wagon Side-Panel Heater

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Mike shared an interesting document. This January 5, 1958, Service Bulletin discusses a wagon side-panel heater installation.

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