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US Soldiers Installing Wire Cutters

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Video of US Soldiers in England cutting and installing wire cutters.

 
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Converto Trailer Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

UPDATE: Joe has shared some pics of his Converto Trailer with a Hydraulic dump setup.

He wrote, “I have a converto HA hydraulic dumper ser# 30283 it didn’t have the factory running gear under it but the complete dump set up is intact the hydraulic cylinder and pump are black hawk company the dump bed and it’s frame have not one rust hole and just a couple very tiny dents anyone know the value of one like it ?”

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Couple Brochures from eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I won these two brochures on eBay. I’ll share them once I receive them.

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1944 Video of Troops Loading Jeeps on LST

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve shared this video of troops loading jeeps and other vehicles onto an LST.

 
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1953 Fields and Streams Ad For the CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the Heppner Gazette Times (Oregon) on April 23, 1953.

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Jerry the Jeep by Edith Thacher Hurd on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: This is a first edition of Jerry the Jeep, but it isn’t in very good condition (and very high priced).

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“RARE VINTAGE old Children’s book JERRY THE JEEP post WWII FIRST EDITION EDITH THACHER HURD

“Jerry the Jeep lived in a big Army camp. He was a new jeep and a strong little jeep but he was always doing things that he shouldn’t. He went down hills when he was supposed to go up them. He blew his horn “peep-peep” when nobody wanted it and he was always dropping nuts and bolts like a ………”

book measures about 9 1/4″ by 10 1/2″”

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Stanely W. Smale’s Magnetic Sweeper

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: I love it when I can combine old photos with documentation. In this case, I discovered that Stanley W. Smale had filed a patent for his metal sweeper. Stanley filed his Magnetic Sweeper patent on January 10, 1950.

From his patent: “An object of this invention is to provide an apparatus of such size and mobility that it can be used to remove ferrous articles from roads, parking lots or any surface over which vehicles may travel, in an effective, speedy and economical manner.

Another object of this invention is to provide a mobile magnetic field of sufficient force to not only pick up loose items, but pieces embedded below the surface which might normally be forced upwardly through the surface by frost or other disturbing influences.”

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One Post, The Jeep Goes International, is from 2015 and included this excerpt:

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Original Post from June 2014: “Press Photo Stanley Smale & magnet equipped Jeep for sweeping metal”

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A Couple Extended Jeeps

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

Roger Martin spotted both of these jeeps on Facebook.

The first one was describe by Jim Burrill as a British Jeep during Operation Veritable.

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The second jeep was posted by Norberto Boddy and was extended in the middle (CJ-2L-like). I tried to hunt down “Crescent Poultry Products”, but didn’t have any luck. The phone number seems strange, as it include an “L” in it; anyone recognize that phone number construction?

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1956? Jeep Perkins Diesel Brochure

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

This just sold on eBay for $31.00. It was listed as a 1955 brochure, but given it includes the CJ-6, it seems more likely it was 1956 or later.

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Hard Plastic Jeep Silhouette on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

It’s not very large, but not expensive either.

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“Army Jeep flat in Hard Plastic. 1-3/8″ or 35mm  Long.  Comic Book Premium. ”

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Willys Pull Truck Nekoosa, WI No Price

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

Something different.

https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/cto/d/nekoosa-two-wheel-drive-pull-truck-for/6862495802.html

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“I have a very nice complete two wheel drive pulling truck for sale.

If you ever wanted to get into truck pulling this is your opportunity. I am selling at very reasonable price. I can finance terms or become partner if you are able to provide nice shop to work on it and have mechanical abilities I can help with the truck give you my knowledge of it. And if you want I can help finance a plan to purchase.

This truck is custom made was in top 4 out of 12 to 14 trucks.
Its complete with engine to wheels and all weights for all three weight classes. 5800lbs 6000lbs 6200lbs.

The truck needs to be gone through and have engine upgraded and worked on to perform.
To build a truck would cost you twice what I am asking for.

Serious inquiries only. To many things to list on here will discuss with you over phone.

Trailer not included but can transport.”

 
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820 Jeep Service Fort Worth, Texas is Selling Off Inventory

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Gayland relayed that Bob says he is willing to ship some items, but it does take him some time to get to the shipper. He does have some MB items also.

Originally published April 17: Gayland sent me the following. Note that Bob does not want to ship. He’s an old school guy (who even sold Desert Dogs at one point) who would rather deal in person.

Bob Brant of 820 Jeep is trying to sell off a bunch of his stock. The state is going to expand the freeway and intersection that his place is located upon and he wants to sell his land and shop and move elsewhere.

He has ALL kinds of parts laying around,  I saw a grille guard I think belongs to a M715.  I haven’t seen any MB parts, but that is no indication he doesn’t have any.  CJ2a’s, 3a’s. 5’s, bodies, frames and parts sitting around around (he is not super organized)  He has a Deuce-and a-Half  with trailer for sale, I am not sure of the M number.  I found a M416 axle in his parts pile and a CJ5 windshield frame. 

So, if anyone in the Fort Worth Dallas area is looking for parts, I would say call him or text him and find out.  He prefers dealing locally because it is a pain for him to get things shipped. Call or text him at (817) 235 7270.

As a disclaimer, I have no interest in the business other than to help a fellow Seabee and Jeeper (who is also my mechanic.)

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Unknown “Sedan” Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

Norberto Boddy posted this to Facebook. I don’t have any info about it.

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1963 Wagoneer Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I don’t collect Wagoneer brochures, but if I did, this looks like a nice one.

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“1 – Pre-Owned, Vintage Kaiser Jeep Wagoneer Brochure Fold-out Poster
Pictures are of the only one of this item I have to sell at this time.
Unfolded the vintage paper item measures approx. 22.25″ x 11″
Examine all pictures.
NO tack holes or tears.
FREE Shipping to lower 48 States.
Thank you for looking, please view my many other items.”

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1963 Wagoneer Delivery Van Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

I’m surprised to see a Jeep Delivery Van landing on a postcard promotion. Interestingly, the card does not identify the vehicle as a Gladiator or a Wagoneer.

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“POSTCARD TYPE: Chrome divided back standard size measuring about 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.
CONDITION: Excellent; postally unused
DATE: 1963 Model year I believe”

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The 1954 Power Tower Patent

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This April 12, 1954, Power Tower patent filing by Wallace Johnson and Robert Fisher was said to be designed for other vehicles besides the jeep, but given it’s length, it’s hard to imagine it would work on anything that wasn’t flat like the top of the jeep.

Here’s a description:  The present invention relates to a power tower for use by workmen employed as painters, electrical fixture repairrnen, aircraft maintenance men, window washers, and a multitude of similar occupations wherein it is necessary toperform a task at some distance above the ground and thus ordinarily require the use of ladders or scaffolding of some type. More particularly, the invention relates to a workmans platform supported by a collapsible tower structure which in turn is mounted on a wheeled vehicle.

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Be Your Own Inspector For M-38s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

I just purchased this unusual booklet off of eBay. I’ll get it scanned and share it later this month. It appears to be about 16 pages.

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January 1943 Cover of Collier’s Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, toys

Most of you have probably seen this, but for documentation purposes, this high-flying kid in a toy jeep made the cover the January 30, 1943, issue of Collier’s Magazine. There are a couple pretty cheap issues on eBay.

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Women’s? CJ-5 Bracelet on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maybe your significant other would like this? I think mine deals with enough jeep stuff.

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“Great present for a wife, girlfriend or daughter. Jeep CJ Wrangler bracelet is in very nice condition has shows minimal wear.”

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Coffee 3B in Cartagena, Colombia

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This was shared yesterday on Facebook by a woman visiting Cartagena, Colombia. Now I want some coffee.

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Jeep Showcase @ Camp Plymouth/MVCC Event April 16-21, 2019

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: Tomorrow is Camp Plymouth. They’ve got over 260 sites booked, so it should be good for parts.

This year’s Camp Plymouth-Military Vehicle Collectors of California event April 16-21 will include a Friday jeep showcase that will include pre-1987 military and civilian vehicles.

Learn more here: http://mvccnews.net/plymouth_spring.html

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Ads & Brochure Wisconsin Dells, WI $20

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This seller has three ads and one early brochure for sale for $20. Seems a good price. The fifth item is a worthless news story.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383112038916698/

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Circa 1951 Framed Wagon Ad Mt. Joy, PA $10

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Given it’s framed, it seems like a good price for someone.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2302910539997101/

“vintage car ad, Willys Statin Wagon,”

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1960 Wood CJ-5ish Jeep Cambridge, OH $8,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Unusual, Wood bodies

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000. This was for sale back in 2015 You can see a very similar 1966 CJ-5 posted at Cherrybronco.com

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2117603418326488/

“Custom 1960 Willy’s Jeep. One of a Kind. Will Consider trades of equal value.”

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1945 Baby Jeep and Military Police Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Fred provided information indicating the photo was taken around 1945 at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Roger Martin shared this photo from Facebook.

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