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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

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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

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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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March 1958 Parkway Conversion Documents

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Mike shared these Parkway Conversion documents from March of 1958. This first sheet contains text and an image that is separated and shown below:

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1950 CJ-3A Tune Up/Wiring Diagram on eBay

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This is supposed to be an original document.

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“1950 Original Willys Four Universal CJ-3A Tune Up chart by AEA, (Not a Reproduction). Both sides are shown in the photographs. The photos are of the exact item you will receive Measures 8.5 x 11 inches, two-sided single sheet.”

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1962 Service Bulletin: The 1000-Mile Inspection

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Mike shared this June 18, 1962, Willys Motors Service Bulletin that has an updated 1000-mile inspection checklist. It’s both a handy checklist for the inspection of your current vintage jeep or for use when checking out a new jeep.

PDF Version of Checklist
(or an Alternative Checklist create by a reader years ago)

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More 1960s Meyer Snow Plow Installation/Instructions

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Below are there additional Meyer-related Installation, service and instruction documents. First is four-page Form No. I-318R for installation of Meyer Power Angling:

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Next is Form No. 1-119R9 for installation of snow plow lifts powered in several different ways:

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1953 Metamet Parts Catalog

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This rare Metamet catalog came from the UK via eBay. I had hoped there would be information and pics in side about the twelve different style of jeeps sold by Metamet, but this truly only covers the parts. The best part of this might be the back page, which lists the different jeeps. The catalog also has some well-done diagrams.

This is the cover:

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This is the back cover, which is slightly longer than the rest of the catalog. On the left is a list of the Metamet jeeps:

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Here’s the inside of the front cover, followed by the pages in order:

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1952-1963 Wagon & Pickup Parts, Accessories, & Bulletin Manual on eBay

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This collection of literature also includes some J-Series documents as well. It’s hard to tell if this is mostly just a manual or a large number of Bulletins.

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“Willys Jeep Dealer Manual 1952-1963 Parts & Accessories & Bulletins.”

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Meyer Snow Plows ElectroLift Service and Instruction Documents

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These there documents should help someone service their ElectroLIft units for the Meyer Snowplows.   Neither has a date, but I would guess these are close to 1960.

There are two ElectroLift control types, one mechanical and one electrical, so make sure you know what type you have. This first form provides installation instructions for the mechanical type. It is Form Number 1-101. Page 2 shows only. a partial electrical diagram. I’m not sure why only the partial diagram shows.

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1958 Willys Essential Special Service Tools Brochure

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Miller Manufacturing provided essential special service tools for jeeps. An earlier edition of this brochure from the 1940s can be seen here and for trucks here.

This particular brochure is Form F-741 A and is 10 pages. It was printed in April of 1958 and includes some tool order forms.

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1960s Monarch Hydraulic Schematics/Parts Documents

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The following Monarch hydraulic schematics and parts documents were included in the Meyer products binder. Hopefully, they will help someone out when rebuilding one of these units.

1. This first page covers the Monarch Hy-Lo Hydraulic Power Control Type UHT-JA. It is dated August 01, 1959:

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2. The next page covers the Monarch Hy-Lo-Jack Hydraulic Power Control Type HFC-5. It is dated August 01, 1959:

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Meyer Plow Instructions for Various Models

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Below are Meyer plow install instructions and parts lists for various Jeep models, including CJs, trucks, wagons, FCs, and J-series jeeps.

First up in the  two-page Form No. 1-103r5 for the CJ-2A-CJ-6:

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Next is four-page Form No. 1-109r6 for trucks and wagons:

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Chris’ Jeep Parts on eBay

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Chris has posted some jeep parts and items on eBay. Here’s a link to his items:

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One of the more interesting items is this jeep logo placement poster:

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