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Willys Overland 1903-1953 Golden Jubilee Program on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

The staring price is $245. While it’s an interesting and rare document, it’s not worth that much (to me anyway).

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“Willys-Overland Golden Jubilee Program 1903-1953. Original, printed in 1952. Extremely rare! Excellent condition.
6 pages, great photos.”

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Warn Auxiliary Transmission Document

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, OD Saturn/Warn

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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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1948? Price List For Various Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This price list came from Willys Overland Sales book. Given it mentions the Jeepster, but not a CJ-3A, my guess is that this was produced sometime in 1948.

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Willys Motors Bulletin About Illuminating Jeep Signs

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

An anonymous reader we shall call “Mr. Packrat” has offered to share from time to time a collection of documents he’s gathered. So, many thanks to him for his ‘donation’ to our collective educational efforts!

This is the first item, an interesting look at the selling of signs to dealers by Willys Motors.

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1946 Testimontial from John S. Yaryan

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

The writer of this testimonial must have had a very low numbered VEC.

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Texaco Service Documents

• CATEGORIES: Documents

Maury shared these Texaco service documents for Universal Jeeps — presumably CJ-5s, CJ-6s, DJ-5s, and DJ-6s, as it appears to ignore DJ-3As (oh the inhumanity!). You can download both documents as high resolution Tiffs and/or JPGS, printable here:
1. Doc 1 in Tiff format (90 MB)
2. Doc 2 in Tiff format (90 MB)
3. Doc 1 in JPG format (20 MB)
4. Doc 2 in JPG format (20 MB)

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Orchard Sprayers By Field Force Manufacturing

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, Old Images

These documents were in a late 1940s Willys Overland binder.

There seems to be a very slight difference between the two sprayer packages offered by Field Force Manufacturing. One package used a pump with stainless steel non-magnetic plungers that gave the pump higher capacity and more pressure capability. It weighed slightly more, too.

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Nick’s New(Old) Valentine APU Archives

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Nick just obtained some wonderful archives about APUs and other items. Check out the pics and other info here:

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/topic37074_post416173.html#416173

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Willys Overland Documents on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This collection has a few interesting items, such as early (factory?) photos of the Porter & Reed Hardtops. But, I don’t see a ton of value here.

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1946 Testimonial For the Jeep & Buzz Saw

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Another satisfied customer.

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Stebbins Service Testimonial

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old Images Jeeping

This 1947 Willys testimonial did not have a signature.

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1946 Antenna Installation Diagram on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Here’s an oddball document for installing an antenna on early jeep station wagons.

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The PTO Story

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This document appeared in a circa 1950 product merchandise booklet.

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Willys CJ-3A “Crash Wagon” Overview

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This document appeared in a circa 1950 product merchandise booklet.

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1954-1955 Dealer Price Sheets

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

I bought these on eBay as part of another purchase. Perhaps the most interesting about them are the ambulance prices and standard equipment included (last set of docs), as there seems to be very little info about those left.

Issued November 1954:
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Issued May 1955:
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1968 Jeepster Comparison Booklet on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Documents, Features

This publication was designed to teach the sales force and dealers about the new Jeepster Commando and Jeepster Convertible. Looks interesting.

“This is a vintage 1968 Jeepster Comparison Data Brochure, measuring approximately 5.75×8.5” and is 20 pages long. It is an original piece of literature from Kaiser Jeep not a reprint and is in very good to excellent condition. Dated April 1968. Carefully stored since new, minimal handling, center staples tight, clean with no smudges, tears or folds. “7-68″ written lightly in pencil on bottom left of back cover. Contents include b&w photos, competitive vehicle comparisons, exterior and interior comparisons, general appearance, engines, frames, electrical, suspension, drive line, body, safety features, etc. Models covered include the 1968 Jeepster Convertible and Commando.”

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July 1966 Las Brisas Menu Surrey on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s another Las Brisas Menu from 1966. I have one from August of ’66. This one is from July.

“Date: July 30, 1966.
Restaurant: Las Brisas Hotel.
Location: Acapulco, Mexico.
Size when open: 14 x 23 inches – 3 panel card stock menu.
The World’s Only Hotel With Room Service By Jeep.”

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1946 Testimonial from the Wachusett Country Club

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

The photo of the jeep underneath the letter shows it without bow holders, but with an extra spare tire carrier. Does this mean the country club ordered it this way? Were the bow holders ever installed? There have been a couple early 2As that appeared unrestored, but without bow holders. I’ve wondered if they could be ordered that way.

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1946 Jeep Testimonial by Unique Variety Service

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Bob Legee, of  Unique Variety Service, a business that provided mowing, snow plowing, and other landscaping services, wrote this testimonial for Jeep in 1946.

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10 Page Garwood Dump Bed Instruction Booklet

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

I missed out on this rare Garwood DumpOMatic Hoist Bed Booklet for the FC-170. It sold for $28.97 on eBay yesterday morning. I

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WSYR’s Testimonial For the Jeep

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In late 1946 radio station WSYR-FM out of Syracuse, New York, sent this testimonial for the jeep touting the ability of it to overcome the sometimes muddy terrain to reach the transmitter site.

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1954ish Instructions for Installing Winch

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

This unusual document offers several pages of instructions for installing a crankshaft pulley powered “Jeep Winch” on a CJ-3B. It’s curious that the winch is not branded as part of the document, but I am guessing is a Braden winch?

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DJ-5/DJ-6 Documents

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

I found these docs on eBay. They are basic pricing sheets for the DJ-5 and DJ-6 (non mail-jeep looking versions). Though I don’t see specifics, I think these used the T-96 tranny.

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1965 Department of Defense Jeep Sales on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Here’s an unusual document.

“1965 JEEP DEFENSE SUPPLY AGENCY DEPT OF DEFENSE SALE NO 25-6006 CATALOG UNUSUAL”

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Willys Overland War Time Record for 1943

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

The University of Toledo’s digital archives (UTOPIA) includes several pages of a wartime record report for the Willys Overland fiscal fear ending September 30, 1943. The report spans 107 pages, but the digital archive only includes five of the pages. The part that caught my eye was a table of contents line showing a discussion of the “Jeep” – Evolution of a New Military Vehicle, a chapter that lasted 16 pages. Has anyone ever reviewed the report? The full report appears to be in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections.

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