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Jeep-Shaped Cutting Board

• CATEGORIES: Features

Thanks go to Tremaine Cooper for sending me this unique cutting board. I do love cutting boards of all shapes and sizes, so this will go nicely with the others I have. This will get used. Many thanks!

I’ve photographed it next to a Vodka bottle to show the size.

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DJ-5 Electruck Brochure

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

Thanks to Gayland for sending me this brochure of the Electruck, an electric powered DJ-5E made by AM General.

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1980 DJ-5L Brochure

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

Gayland also sent this standard DJ-5L Dispatcher 100 brochure, form AMG 7-80.

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Parts Jeep Service Patch on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury spotted this unusual patch. Neither of us have seen one before.

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“100% authentic. I do NOT sell reproduction patches. Thank you. Patch came with some of the other items you are seeing us list today. very likely 1970’s dealership or even early 80’s, but considering the group of stuff it came with we are going with the 1970’s. Don’t try using the iron-on backing – it is too old and will likely destroy the patch.”

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1945 Photo on the Champs Elysees in Paris on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Nice shot.

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“as shown … … approx 6 x 8 .. … vintage original authentic press photo ( most are Army radiotelephoto from Acme Newspictures ) … date listed is transmission date … most of these are not perfect ..some are a little blurry… some are sharp.. they may have bends and minor damage from poor storage .. please use the pictures to see the actual condition .”

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February 1955 Kaiser Willys News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

The last of the “Kaiser Willys News” editions. In March 1955 it switched to just “Willys News”.

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1942 Photo of Jeeps on NY Capital Steps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great photo.

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“1942 Press Photo Crowd watches US Army jeeps climb Capitol steps in New York

This is an original press photo. Albany, New York – Jeeps – in front of Capitol, on steps Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-06-1942.”

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2 Different SEEP Press Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images
  1. This April 20, 1943, photo taken in New York shows 3 Ford GPA Seeps.
    “1943 Press Photo US military officers in amphibious jeeps in New York. This is an original press photo. New York – (Swim) jeeps Photo measures 10.25 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-20-1943.”
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  2. This photo was taken the same day as the one above, April 20, 1943, and way also shot in New York.
    “1943 Press Photo Military officers in amphibious jeeps. This is an original press photo. (Swim) jeeps Photo measures 10.25 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-20-1943..”
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Factory Parts books Tucson, AZ $50

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Hard to tell what’s all here.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/tucson-jeep-willys-factory-parts-books/7058801113.html

“Jeep, Willys factory parts books. Coverage for utility wagon, forward control, J series, jeepster, CJ 2-7 and some price and aftermarket parts books. Price includes countertop stand with clip out holders to remove individual books. $50 for all. Local pick up only. No text.”

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Electric Stainless Flattie Sausalito, CA $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

This was the seller’s demo electric vehicle. It has a modified VW Chassis. Needs a couple things fixed.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/sausalito-custom-stainless-steel-jeep/7058004186.html

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“Runs and drives good. I designed and built this as a prototype for a classic EVs startup it passed DMV inspection and is licensed clean title registers as a ‘specialty’ vehicle my Farmers agent insured it less than 100 miles everything still essentially brand new it was my demo vehicle to launch the company.

All the electronics and LiFePO4 battery bank bottom balancing (no BMS headache and potential Li batteries overheating to deal with is a *major plus*!) completed by one of the best EV conversion shops in CA – so everything has been done right batts still holding same charge they did day installed so vehicle should run trouble free and last for many years.
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Newest Al-Toy: A Red CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features

It wasn’t all bad news on Saturday. I now have a red CJ-2A Al-Toy (the one in the middle of the jeeps) to go with my tan Al-Toy. I got the red one for $50 (plus $20 shipping) with all the thanks going to Gayland for picking it up and mailing it to me. It needs one rivet fixed on the hood and one at the bottom of the steering wheel, but otherwise looks in good shape.

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March 25-29, 2020 The Last Jeep FC Roundup

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

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This March is the final Jeep FC Roundup. Jesse sent the following note:

Andrea and I, personally invite all Owners and friends of Jeep Forward Controls and Jeep FleetVans. This will be the Last “Most Excellent” FC-Only International event in Phoenix. There is no charge for the event. On this property, all parking is limited to Jeep FC / FJ Only. No Smoking, no Animals and no unaccompanied children.

Learn and see a lot more in a weekend, see how other FCs look, take detailed pictures, talk to other owners. Bring your imagination and any FC items, toys, memorabilia, photos, artwork, literature, or manuals to display. See new FC related products and parts, special tools will also be on display. FC Roundup event hats, T-shirts, will also be available.

There is no charge for the event. We welcome and we are always so very grateful for your donation of any FC related items that are given away during the Saturday afternoon free raffle. Also on Saturday are the XXL BBQ Hot Dogs and much more, for lunch. Free refreshments daily.

One of the best things that happens everyday, is that you are also invited to drive your FC. We have FC-Only groups that cruise to and from breakfast and dinner. We offer transportation to and from the nearest light rail station that connects to Phoenix International Airport.

For any questions call, text or email Jesse Ybarra at m677jeep @ cs.com (remove the spaces around @) or (602)321-3675.

 
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June 1960 The Handiest Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure was published in June 1960.

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1952 4 Wheel Drive Booklet

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

 UPDATE: This was formerly a post about this booklet on eBay. Here are the final scans of that booklet.

I would guess this is an early 1952 booklet. The “W” shown on the back likely puts it after the big push in 1952 to shift towards the Willys marketing umbrella, but not late enough to list the 1953 475 model truck.

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You-To-Me Postcard w/Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s a simple, unusual postcard with a jeep-like vehicle.

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1954 Utility Ambulance Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The first brochure, Form W-230-5, is the domestic brochure. The second brochure, Form SX-230-4, was released by the Willys-Overland Export Company.

There are small differences between the two brochures on both the front and back pages. The interior pages are the same.

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Form SX-230-4:

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1954 4WD Ambulance Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The first brochure, Form W-228-5, is the domestic brochure. The second brochure, Form SX-228-4, was released by the Willys-Overland Export Company.

There are small differences between the brochures on three of the four pages.

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Form SX-228-4:

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CJ-2A Brochure & Price List on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury spotted this pair. The price list is pretty interesting. Here’s another CJ-2A price list example.

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Pink Sands Paddy Wagon Postcard on eBay

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

No pic of the backside of this postcard from the Bahamas, presumably the pink sands area. I had no luck searching for more info on the web.

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“Jeep called the Pink Sands Paddy Wagon. Card in very good condition. Free shipping.”

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1956 News Photo Introducing the FC-150

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo and caption was published in the December 13, 1956, Madera Daily News-Tribune.

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Baldwin ‘Jeep’ Loader Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure was available via eBay at some point. The images are from worth point. Cool brochure! You can see other loaders and images at this Farm Collector page.

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Here’s a brochure posted back in 2013 of a 1948 Baldwin brochure:

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1954 Sedan Delivery Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is the Willys-Overland Export Corporation version of this style of brochure, form SX-227-4:

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Domestic version of brochure, Form W-227-5 (images from eBay):

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1954 Station Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

1954 Station Wagon brochure form W-221-5:

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1955 Jeep Vehicles and Equipment Cut Costs Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 24 page brochure is labeled form W-992-5. An article about the brochure was published in May 1955 issue of the Willys Dealer News.

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1954 No Matter What You Grow for Profit Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1954 brochure is form W-993-5.

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