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1959? Vehicles Doing World’s Work Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Thanks to Ted for letting me borrow and scan this brochure. It will be the basis of the next poster, though I will be making some changes to it. I *think* this is a 1959ish brochure, as the truck/wagon windshields are still two piece, yet there is no DJ-3A Surrey.

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1946 Testimonial by Hickok Oil

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This testimonial was dated October 31, 1946.

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Customized Jeep on Top Gear (Philippines)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods

This jeep out of the Philippines might make an appearance at SEMA.

https://www.topgear.com.ph/features/feature-articles/owner-type-jeep-sema-a962-20181012

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No Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Updates resume Monday morning.

Meanwhile, check out Post Cereal’s May, 1954 contest in this video. “Just think what a picnic your family could have with a Willys Jeep!”

 
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Jeep Sales Kit on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This is back on eBay.

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“JEEP Sales Kit for CJ-3B, CJ-5, CJ-6, Vintage!
All interior items are in excellent condition. The large envelope is rough around the edges.

Includes:
Envelope to hold all items “THIS KIT WILL SELL THIS JEEP”
Specifications on CJ-3B, CJ-5, CJ-6
Postcards
Round Paper Hang Tags
Assoc Salesman’s Prospect Book
List of target clients (Farm, Construction, Automotive, Government
Punch-out paper arrows to apply to vehicle
Master Owner Record
Features fold-out: 4-wheel drive, traction, power, etc”

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1941 Photo of Landing Jeep off Barge Test on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

I can’t tell for sure, but that might be a Ford GP. The hood doesn’t look very tall to me. The date makes it probable.

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“This is an original press photo. New River, N.C. — Jeep splashes shoreward from a marine landing barge during maneuvers of the Marines Amphibious Force. Sturdy little car tows a light field piece.Photo measures 8.75 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 11-25-1941.”

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New Fiberglass CJ-3B Hood Snohomish, WA $350

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $350. Now willing to ship.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/rcd-custom-hood-new-for/6719246613.html

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“New RCD custom fiberglass hood.
Never installed.
Attaches to existing stock hood hinge location.
Shipping or Local pickup available.
Cash, Credit card or PayPal accepted.
Fits Willys CJ3b, and Mahindra CJ340 and CL340.
Reach out and see how you may be able to get this hood for your Jeep at no cost.

Please Note:
This is a brand new custom hood, not a scoop attached to an old or existing hood.
All Fiberglass products require prep-work.
ALWAYS Test Fit prior to painting!
Basic trimming and fitting and finishing may be required to achieve a your desired fit. Some Sanding, Priming & Seal Coating will be required.
Manufactured by RCD.”

 
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Blue Ridge Jeep Run 2018

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Some of the folks from Alaska Or Rust got together last weekend for a trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains via Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Rockytop Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, and a few other places (I don’t have a map of their exact route).  If you have Facebook, you can view all the pics Bill Reiss took here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156047526007987&set=a.10156047528832987&type=3&theater

See a sampling of Bill’s photos below:

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Photos From the 2018 Southeast Jeep Get Together

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Maury shared these photos from last weekend’s 2018 Southeast Jeep Get Together. It looks like there was (finally) some good, sunny weather!

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1960 Aspen Jeep Travel “Little Percent” Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE II: Here’s the full brochure:

  1. Front and Back cover:

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UPDATE: Thanks to Andy for inspiration.  I located a photo of the founder of Little Percent, Natalie Gignoux, in a CJ-3A. You can view some other, non jeep photos, here.

Natalie Gignoux (b1940-d2009) first opened the “Little Percent Taxi”, originally a jeep service to help folks around Aspen. In 1955 she bought a taxi service. In 1962 she sold out to another taxi service. In 2009 she passed away in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Some history (which I hope to wind into more of a narrative):

  1. Why Natalie went to Aspen: https://books.google.com/books?id=gr-BAAAAMAAJ&q=natalie+gignoux&dq=natalie+gignoux&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFz7-E3ePdAhVQb30KHZO4ANkQ6AEIODAD “Natalie Gignoux first came to Aspen because her aunt had asked her to make sure that her cousin went back to .. [college?] .. only snippet displayed)
  2. Article on the Taxi Service: https://www.aspentimes.com/news/local/willoughby-not-everyone-enjoys-a-jeep-tour/
  3. Aspen history: https://www.aspenjournalism.org/2017/01/11/aspen-ski-history-timeline/
  4. Natalie helps with Operation Ski Lift: https://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/columns/tony-vagneur-saddle-sore-169/
  5. Natalie enters jeep race in 1952: https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/cgi-bin/colorado?a=d&d=ADT19520904.2.4&srpos=17&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN-Natalie+gignoux——-0-#
  6. Natalie buys Taxi Service: https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/cgi-bin/colorado?a=d&d=ADT19550203.2.3
  7. Wins second place in float contest: https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/cgi-bin/colorado?a=d&d=ADT19550113.2.38&srpos=1&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN-Natalie+gignoux——-0-#
  8. Natalie sells out in 1962: https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/cgi-bin/colorado?a=d&d=ADT19621214.2.24&srpos=3&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN-Natalie+gignoux——-0-
  9. Jeep Trip to Gen Canyon, Colorado: https://books.google.com/books?id=M4pkDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA2&dq=natalie+gignoux&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFz7-E3ePdAhVQb30KHZO4ANkQ6AEIMjAC#v=onepage&q=natalie%20gignoux&f=false
  10. By 1976, Natalie was Aspen’s Ticket Sale Manager: https://books.google.com/books?id=uvT6l5Z5bVkC&pg=PA16&dq=natalie+gignoux&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFz7-E3ePdAhVQb30KHZO4ANkQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=natalie%20gignoux
  11. Natalie’s obituary: http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Natalie-A.-Gignoux-86916951

2018-09-13 — Original Story was about the brochure on eBay.

 

 
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Enjoying Patterson

• CATEGORIES: Features

No updates Monday.

Karson and his girlfriend Mariah are visiting Seattle, so I took them on a short drive in Patterson. Karson wanted to drive, and though he’d never driven a stick, let alone a column shift, he gave it a try. He only stalled it once (though we never got out of first gear).

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1962? Jeep Family Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This one was on eBay. I thought I would win it on Sunday, but someone outbid me at the last minute. Anyone have an electronic scan of the folded-out page? I’d like to use it to make another poster similar to last year’s poster.

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1957 Photo of Landing Craft Retriever and M-38 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That Landing Craft Retriever looks like a real-life transformer!

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“1957 Press Photo Fort Story, Virginia-An Army landing craft retriever and Jeep. This is an original press photo. Fort Story, Virginia-The Army’s conventional “jeep” squeezes over to the side of the road to make room for a new landing craft retriever. Weighing 101 tons, the LCR is 75 feet long, 38 feet wide and 23 feet high. It is used by the Army to repair over-turned or beached landing craft. It can drive over the craft and lift it for re-floating or repair, much like vehicles utilized in lumber yards. (US Army-ships-boats & crafts) Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 05-07-1957.”

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FC-170 Ashtray Southern California eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Neat piece.

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“Up for your consideration is this Vintage 1950s RARE Dealership Promo JEEP Willys FC 150 or FC 170 TRUCK Chrome Desktop ASHTRAY. I’m not certain which year of these trucks this is and will leave that up to the experts. Ashtray is in pre-owned condition and shows some scuffs and light pitting to the chrome from use and age. Measures a 6″ diameter. Don’t miss out you’ll be hard pressed to find another.”

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1944 Photo of Invasion of Hollandia on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I had to look up Hollandia. The Battle of Hollandia was part of Operation Reckless.

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“1944 Press Photo US Army jeep & troops leave landing boat, invasion of Hollandia. This is an original press photo. We invade Hollandia. Troops and an army jeep leave a landing boat during the invasion of Hollandia by the amphibious forces.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 04-26-1944.”

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Year? Willys 475 4WD Ambulance French Brochure on eBay

Here’s an unusual Willys ambulance brochure in French.

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“Original Willys Ambulance folder brochure. Covers MIL-NER model 475 (4WD). Brochure is in French language ONLY. NO English. Measures about 8-1/2″ x 11″. Used Condition. Shows wear, stains.”

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12th Annual 2018 Mason Dixon Show Oct 21st.

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

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This year’s Mason Dixon Show will take place October 21st at Union Mills Homestead. However, if the rains return (the Homstead had flooded FIVE times this year), then an alternative will be announced a week before (on Oct 13th).

There will also be two additional events occurring in conjunction with the Gathering. On the evening of October 19th, Merlin Hanson will be holding an open house at his new place in LIttlestown Pennsylvania. On October 20th, Dee Pierini will be leading the annual Gettysburg battlefield drive.

For details on all the events, see Merlin’s blog: https://hansonmechanical.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/2018-mason-dixon-willys-jeep-gathering/ or go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/209218449654048/

 
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2018 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together Oct 6

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: This weekend is the Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together. I hope the weather holds out!

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Learn more or register at the website: http://www.southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com. Will also has a group on Facebook.

 

 
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1940s? Canadian-French Jeep Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay.

Late 40s brochure based on one of the drawings, which has bumper gussets and the CJ-2A-type transfer case crossmember.

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“JEEP WILLYS 1950s dealer brochure – French – Canada – ST501000818”

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CJ-3B Rebuilt, Then Used to Raise Money for Parkinson’s

• CATEGORIES: Features

Canadians Kurt Luchia and his father Perry, who was suffering from Parkinson’s, rebuilt a 1956 CJ-3B. This past summer (2018) Kurt drove it from Melfort to Moose Jaw, Canada (355 KM), to raise $3550 for Parkinson’s research. You can read the article here:

https://www.melfortjournal.com/news/local-news/jeep-cruise-for-parkinsons-reaches-fundraising-goal

 
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1973 Bobcat Body Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Jim shared this magazine advertisement featured in the August 1973 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine.

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For comparison, two years earlier, in 1971, this ad below was published in PNW4WDA Region 1 directory.

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A 1970 Four Wheeler article that introduced the Bobcat body to folks outside the Pacific Northwest featured this logo, which was used in both ads above.

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1950 Press Photo of William Wilson in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Pfc. William Wilson isn’t in Arkansas any more! Boy that looks miserable.

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“1950 Press Photo Pfc. William Wilson scoops snow from his jeep in North Korea. This is an original press photo. Pfc. William Wilson, Little Rock, Arkansas, a jeep driver in the 10th Corps, starts the long, hard task of scooping the snow from his jeep by hand. Snow and bitter cold have hampered UN operations in Korea almost as much as the enemy. Photo measures 6.25 x 9.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-08-1950.

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1943 Photo of Patrol Jeep at Pigeon Key on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Nice USCG-related photo.

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“1943 Press Photo Patrol Jeep Checks Out With Guard Before Leaving Pigeon Key, FL. This is an original press photo. To the U.S. Coast Guard falls the task of guarding Florida’s overseas highway, which links Key West, site of a naval operating base, with the mainland. at Pigeon Key, midway on the 7-mile bridge, is a Coast Guard patrol base. Here a jeep on patrol checks out with the guard before leaving the base. Photo measures 10 x 8.5 inches. Photo is dated 3-16-1943.”

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European Fire Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

The “Just a Car Guy” website featured fire fighting jeeps in a “European Fire Fighting jeeps” post (at least some of which came from the CJ-3B Page).

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/07/european-willys-fire-fighting-jeeps.html

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JeepKing Hardtops

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

Another interesting item in the 1957 Berg’s Truck and Parts Co (Aka the King of Jeeps) Catalog was this “Jeep King” hardtop advertisement, for both half and full-size tops. It looks like it’s a private branding of the Beck (or Kemco) Jeep Cabs, because the door has the split window. As far as I know, that wasn’t available on the Kelly hardtops manufactured by Kelly Manufacturing (which is the company Kemco became).Also, the Kemco had the small window on the half cab, as does the Jeepking half cab.

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