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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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DJ-5 Postal Jeep Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Documents, Features

I haven’t seen many of the hardtops shown in this brochure. The passenger side door (that is, the left hand door) is particularly unusual.

“Here I have a very nice comb-spine Brochure / Book
Jeep POSTAL DISPATCHER
KAISER Jeep CORPORATION
TOLEDO, OHIE 43601
Book measures about 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches and is 14 pages (Plus Covers) with each page leaf individually numbered.
This is in Excellent Condition with a small break of the comb spine at the top.
This is an outstanding piece for the Willys / Jeep / Postal collector!”

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1965 Floatation Study on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Here’s an interesting document.

ook was placed in a stack exposing the cover to some oily-like residue that produced two 1 1/2″ inch stains upper right area. Did not want to continue listing without noting this change. Looks worse than it really is. I add another picture at the end in detail. Thanks! Wonderful and rare book. 8.5 x 11″ roughly. 58 pp. US Army Tank Automotive Center. Very good condition with owner name in pen and small stain “stripes” on upper-right cover.”

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1956 Military 4 Year Proposal on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, M-38A1

This looks like a unique piece.

“Here I have an Extremely rare Willys Jeep Military proposal for a 4-Year program from 1956.
This is a Plastic Comb Binding Book which was apparently used in presentation for the proposed 4-Year Military Development Program for the ¼ Ton 4×4 Willys Vehicles.
Book is dated 10 October 1956.
Books specifies the M38-A1 and presents analyses of weight reduction and cost savings.”

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Willys-Overland Citation on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Here’s a unique item.

“Incredible find! Super rare piece from Willy’s to Niles Steel Products Div- Republic Steel Corp. Elyria, Oh. For contribution of vital parts on the 1st 1,000,000 Jeeps! Vintage frame & this glass. Overall 12 3/4″ wide & 14 3/4″ tall. Awesome piece of history!”

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Carter (Carb) Service Bulletins

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Dan ran across these interesting service bulletins from the Carter Carburetor Corporation regarding Willys-Overland motors.

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1995 Safari-Kar Press Release

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s an interesting bit of history for those interested in the Safari Kar. The seller marks this as a released in 1996, but given it is introducing its 1995 line, I think it was printed earlier.

“Original typewritten press release , 8.5 x 11 , UNILLUSTRATED , describes 1975 to 1983 remanufactured US Post Office Jeeps . This was printed in 1996 by Safari Kar .”

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1943 Willys Overland Semi-Annual Report on Ebay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This rare semi-annual report dated March 31, 1943, looks interesting.

“ORIGINAL 1943 Willys semi-annual report for March 1943. 24 pages full of interesting information about the WWII Jeep and it’s production. Lots of obscure photos and some great artwork”

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WWII War Bonds Map of US on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

What an interesting map!

“SCHOOLS AT WAR. BOND DRIVE WALL POSTER
U.S TREASURY PROGRAM TO TRY TO GET 90% OF ALL SCHOOL CHILDREN SELLING WAR BONDS & STAMPS
VERY RARE , ORIGINAL LARGE WORLD WAR TWO POSTER. MEASURES ABOUT 28″ BY 22″
POSSIBLY THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN EXISTENCE. MOST WERE RECYCLED FOR THE WAR DRIVE, OR DESTROYED.”

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Product Purchasing Manual Binder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Nothing inside, but the binder is in decent shape.

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WWII Letterhead “Keep ’em Running”

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Documents, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Cool letterhead.

“This is an Original Color Patriotic Letterhead dated 1942 Featuring a U S Army Jeep chasing Hitler, Mussolini and Tito Right off the map. Great item printed by “Copyright 1942 By Porto Server Chicago”. The 7” X 10 1/2” letter sheet is in excellent condition. This is one of a collection of WWII Patriotic Stationary items we have on auction at this time.”

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Monroe Hydraulic Lift Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This Monroe Lift Brochure arrived while I was on vacation. It’s a great little brochure. The FarmJeep page has information on the Monroe lift, including this Monroe lift parts list.

Also, if you’ve never visited Clint Dixon’s Dodge Power Wagon Monroe Lift page, it’s worth a look. There he has some detailed drawing of the Monroe Lifts. He also has a great photo page that shows a Dodge Power Wagon and the Monroe Lift using different implements.

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Plaistow Pictorial Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This is framed and under glass.

“The poster is a “Plaistow Pictorial – Fact Sheet Number 17” and appears to be in very good condition. It is encased beneath glass and is mounted in a wood frame. The frame has a few minor blemishes. The poster shows images of various Jeeps from 1940 through 1986. It also depicts the “Anatomy of the War time Jeep” and has a narrative of the history of the Jeep. The frame measures 37.5 inches wide by 27.75 inches tall.”

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FJ, DJ, CJ-3B, and FC Owners Manuals on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Documents

Here are a series of owners manuals with starting prices are only $5.

1. 1961 FJ-3A Fleetvan

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3. 1958 Jeep Willys dispatcher DJ3A

4. 1959 Jeep Willys dispatcher DJ3A

5. Jeep Willys CJ3B owner’s manual

6. Jeep Willys FC150 owner’s manual

7. Vintage Original Willys 4 Wheel Drive “How To Use” Manual 1960’s? Jeep

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1944 Willys Overland Annual Report

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

Here are a couple pages from the 1944 Willys Overland Annual Report. I thought their inclusion of the Willys engine as an independent product was very interesting. As you can see they really thought there was a big market for it.

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It’s just amazing how large the plant was and how little is left.

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Kaiser Jeep Government Sales Booklet **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

If not for our recent trip, I’d be going after this one. There could be some unique items in here. Note the shipping cost.

“For auction is a kaiser jeep, willys jeep 3 ring binder sales manual in good used condition. There are a few loose pages which can be repaired with the white adhesive donuts but no torn pages exist. This manual is packed full of information for the DJ-3A, CJ-3B, CJ-5, CJ-6, 2WD station, 4WD utility wagon, panel delivery, 2WD 4WD pick-up truck and FC series trucks. Also included is regular production options, tire application chart showing tread design and sizes and plies. Also metal tops, convertible tops, garwood lift beds, koenig tool boxes and running boards and bumpers, king winches, ramsey winches and PTOs, BROS snow throwers, covington cutters, howe fire trucks. Take note the binder has torn loose from the outside cover (see pic 3). email questions and thanks.”

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1944 War Bond with Willys MA

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

Maury shared this war bond with an image of a Willys MA. He wrote, “These inserts were apparently sent out with US Treasury checks to encourage the recipients to invest the money in war bonds.   Scans of the front and back of the original envelope and insert are attached.”

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Wikipedia Caption: A U.S. Army Willys MA jeep at the Desert Training Center, Indio, California (USA), in June 1942.

 
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Willys Motors Sales Book Pages on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

Here’s a rare set of sales book pages (8 pages) that show different kinds of loaders. Looks interesting.

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Blueprints for Back Seat Safety Straps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Here’s an odd piece of Willys history.

“Original drawing blueprint for a 1956 Willys Motors safety strap. This drawing belonged to my grandfather and has been stored for many years, laid flat. Very good condition. Would look great framed for the Willys fan.
A “B” sized blueprint is the smaller print. A “C” sized blueprint is the large prints you’re used to seeing.
Any questions, please feel free to ask.
I do not ship outside the USA.
Payment due at close of auction.”

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Whitco Soft Top Directions on eBay

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Here are some directions for using a Whitco Top.  I didn’t know that’s the way they folded down.

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2 Pages from the 1944 Willys Overland Annual Report

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I’ll provide some more information on the 1944 Willys Overland Annual Report that I’ve scanned, but I don’t have time tonight. Instead, here’s some fun reading from the report. I’ve combined two of the pages into one image. This comes from an anonymous donor kind enough to share this (and other) documents so I can scan and share them with you.

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