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July 1962 No-Low-High Road Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I like the full-layout image of the country and jeeps on this brochure. It’s form number is DM 62-07.

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1942-1943 Photo of Lt. General Walter Krueger on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There’s no date associated with this photo, but General Krueger made Lt. Gen. in 1941. Given the jeep appears to be an MB, then this is most likely a 1942 or 1943 photo.

While in Louisiana, according to Wikipedia, the General adapted quickly to modern warfare, In at least two different phases of mock battles, the Lt. Gen. out gamed his opponents. He’d later use similar strategies to confront Japanese forces in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he authored From Down under to Nippon: The Story of the Sixth Army in World War II.

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“Press Photo Lieutenant General Walter Krueger and Soldiers with Army Jeep. This is an original press photo. When a three star general roams the maneuver country, no cushioned limousine will do the job. Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, left above, confers with Staff Sargent M. Hanson about the ground-covering capabilities of his “war” Jeep, complete with two-way radio, siren, and – just to clear the road – the General’s three-starred flag. Both the Jeep and General have a task ahead – for General Krueger, as Commanding General of the Third Army, will direct strenuous maneuvers in the battle-tough Louisiana area.Photo measures 9.25 x 7.5inches. Photo is dated –None.”

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8 Wagon Ads Between 1947-1951 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These eight ads featuring wagons have a good starting price of $14.95. You can use the links below to date the ads.

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“EIGHT original 10×13″ magazine ads in very good condition.”

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1956? Kaiser-Willys of Canada Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

I”m guessing this ad is from 1956 given it’s sharing the news of the new CJ-6. The seller has incorrectly dated this to the 1930s.

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“Kaiser-Willys Jeep AD. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS First Class.CJ-6 4wd 1930s”

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1956 Sierras Jeep Trip Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This July 30, 1956, article in the Sacramento Bee gave a brief description of the late July jeep trip over the Sierras.

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Art Hasler’s 1945 Experiences in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A search for something else led me from a jeep photo (below) to a post about Major Art Hasler’s experience in Germany. The post is mixed with original and period photos, a few of which include jeeps. His story about Karl von Frisch’s work on bees was fascinating to Art, and later to the Nobel Price Committee, as he won the Nobel Price for his work on the social behavior of bees.

Read the full post here: http://haslerhistory.blogspot.com/2016/07/adh-1945-strategic-bombing-survey-photo_26.html

 
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1946 Letter About Troublesome Hunters in Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

It wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns when civilian jeeps arrived. This August 20, 1946, article highlights hunting conflicts in the woods. I can’t blame these hunters for being angry …

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Dark Smoky-Glass Saucers w/ CJ-5 Imprints

• CATEGORIES: Features

I saw these on eBay and decided to snag them. I’d guess they were produced circa 1960? For some reason the jeeps are printed backwards, with the steering wheel and gas inlet on the passenger side. While there are lots of details, a battery box lid detail was not included, so either it was an oversight or the artist didn’t care or it was a post ’62 illustration.

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1949 Spanish Ad for the Willys Jeep Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

Lots of text on this Willys Jeep Truck ad.

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IN ENGLISH: Jeep Trucks: Work with Less Cost
The ‘Jeep’ Trucks have been designed to lower transportation costs and to give safe performance under the toughest working conditions. They consume less oil and less gasoline, the longer they last longer, and their functional design makes them easier to preserve and repair.

Four-wheel drive models, with a capacity for 1 ton of payload, are built “on purpose” for heavy duty off the road. Conventional rear wheel drive models can handle 3/4 to 1 ton of payload and their economical performance on the road is unmatched.

In both types we offer a wide selection of standard body styles, all with fully enclosed cab, suitable for any climate, and in the four-wheel drive models, the motive power take-off is optional.

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July 1945 Press Release Photos #11 & #13

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

Below you’ll find Press Release Photos #11 & #13. The seller did not have #12, so at this point I’m left to guess what #12 was. My best guess is that given #11 shows a half top and #13 shows no top, that #12 may have been an image that included some version of the full top.

Photo #11 shows the half or front top:

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Possible Photo #12:  These images were published in an article on the introduction of the jeep. The top photo is press photo #13, which adds weight to the bottom photo being #12:

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The original photo caption for the bottom photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with both tops up“.

Photo #13 shows the jeep without a top:

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Press Photo #14? Finally, there’s this photo which shows the windshield down. It could easily have been Photo #14 as it was taken in the same location, but I have no evidence such a photo was included in the press kit.

If this was actually included in the press kit at photo #14, the caption for the photo would likely have been identical to #11 and #13’s captions, except that the last sentence probably read, “Here it is shown with the windshield down“.

 
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Two Die-Cut Warn Hub Brochures Compared

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Barney sent me a Warn Locking Hub brochure which turns out to be a match for a similar Warn Lockomatic Hub brochure I already had. These are rather small (about 4″ in diameter), so I’m surprised either one survived as well as they have.

One thing that’s evident from these brochures is that the Lockmatic hubs lacked the rings (or perhaps indents or groves are better terms) on the lower portion of the hub that the Locking Hubs had.

This photo shows the fronts:

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Here are the opened brochures:

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And these are the backs:

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1947 Article About Italian “Jeep Squads”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Mark shared a link to a “Reparto Celere” model jeep: https://www.carmodel.com/edicola/itapolc052/1-43/jeep/willys-reparto-celere-polizia-1945/63694

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Original Post: A December 12, 1947, article in the Austin American-Statesman showed an image of an Italian “Police Squad” jeep breaking up a crowd. The phrase “Reparto Celere” translates to Express Department in English, but I doubt that’s a correct interpretation.

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1944 MB? Idaho Falls, ID $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

What a crazy contraption. “El Burrito”‘s got style. It even has a mural on the back. I’m not quite sure how the rear extends, but it looks like someone would be safe from bugs.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6765035

“A Prospector’s Dream or a mini RV!
A unique vehicle for the right individual. A fold out six foot bed behind the seats, and a “kitchen” underneath. Email me for videos showing the set ups. A 1944 WWII surplus jeep purchased in 1954. It is a Willy’s 4 cylinder. I think it might be a CJ 6.
Needs new gas tank (has 2 tanks, if you want to replace both) Seals and belts are dry, but should absorb fluids back when added. It was started, but turned off to avoid running bad gas through the carburetor. All the mini-van modifications can be removed to restore to original jeep without too much conversion.
If interested E-mail phone number to pungoriver@live.com and I will call you for further information. If you like make a bid.
It has been garaged.”

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November 1961 Jeep News

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Barney from Barney’s Jeep Parts sent November 1961 edition of the Jeep News our direction. The FJ-3A makes a big splash with a variety of images on page 4. Several Jeep Clubs, including California’s Auburn Jeep Club, Denver’s Mile-High Jeep Club, and Washington’s Trailer Breakers Jeep Club get  mentioned. One article highlight’s Buddy’s win of a Surrey and Sailboat from the Del Monte Contest and includes an image.

There’s also a mention of photos and writeup about the Jeep Jamboree in the December 1961 issue of Argosy Magazine, but I cannot seem to find the issue on eBay.

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CJ-5 Glass Coasters

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

These two glass coasters popped up on eBay last week for a reasonable price. Strangely, the image of the jeep is reversed. The gas inlet and steering wheel appear to be on the passenger side in the image.

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1944 Photo of Sgt. Baker Digging Out Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That soldier looks awfully clean for being in the process of digging out a jeep. Even the lighting looks staged to me.

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“1944 Press Photo Sgt. John Baker digs a Jeep out of the Marianas Island mud. This is an original press photo. A 7th AAF base in the Marianas — Staff Sgt. John W. Baker, 920 York Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, transportation sergeant for a 7th AAF fighter group in the Marianas, slugs it out with General Mud, which occasionally masters even the powerful jeep. A modern building program is rapidly doing away with such troubles as these as Americans convert the Marianas into giant air bases. Baker, a veteran of the Saipan operation, formerly worked as a machine operator for the G & G Manufacturing Company, now the Crosley Corp. in Cincinnati. He holds the Soldier’s Medal for heroism in rescuing trapped crew members from a crashed and burning bomber in the Hawaiian Islands last December.Photo measures 8.25 x 10inches. Photo is dated 12-08-1944.”

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #10

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This was labeled press photo #10. Like the other press photos, this memorable family picnic photo with the jeep and camper appeared in multiple publications. The marking on the bumper is X32.

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1948 Willys Jeep Pocket Calendar on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: I thought the one had sold, but it’s back on eBay, with a price drop down to $33.49 (Was $49.99).

(02/29/2020) Chris spotted this odd Willys Calendar. It’s got an imprint of a horse head on it, but we didn’t understand why that might be. It appears these were produced for the Ohio Willys Sales Company, of Cleveland, Ohio.

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“6 5/8″ TALL X 3 3/4″ WIDE
ALL PAGES ARE THERE
CONDITION AS PICTURED – PLEASE ZOOM IN AND LOOK AT ALL PICTURES.”

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1943 Willy Jeep Book by Bob Clemens on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

This isn’t in the best of condition, but it’s priced accordingly.

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“Vintage 1943 WILLY JEEP by Bob Clemens Patricia Windrow – School Book. This was handed out in elementary school to a relative during the end of WWII. Cover has stains and one rip on page 3/4. No writing.”

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November 1951 Article on Culpepper Hunting Jeeps

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A November 20, 1951, article in the Tallahassee Democrat highlighted Ellis and Horrie Culpeppers’ special hunting jeeps (only Ellis’ is pictured).

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #9

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Photo #8 from the July 1945 Willys-Overland press kit has appeared widely.

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Jeep in back has no “X”. I think it is 39, otherwise could be 59.

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August/September 1958 Jeep News

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This popped up on eBay the other day. Curiously, there are multiple mistakes in this issue.

The first appears on page four. Under “1943 Military ‘Jeep’ Vehicle Stars in Big Portland Rose Parade”, the article shares a little about the jeep and the parade. However, the jeep that’s pictured is actually an M-38. I can only suspect that the wrong photo was added to the article?

The second oddity is on the upper left corner of page five. Though the article is titled “Sixth Annual “jeepers” Jamboree ….“, the story is actually about the growing popularity of the Sweepster Rotary Broom. The only reference to the jamboree is a small paragraph that’s a continuation from “page 1”.

However, the Jeepers Jamboree story isn’t on page one, it was on page six under the title “‘Jeep’ Owner and prospects showing interest in snow removal equipment as winter season nears

Meanwhile, the page five paragraph about the jeepers jamboree wasn’t about the jamboree itself, but instead about a page 1 jeep summer jamboree sales contest.

Despite all the errors, it’s still worth a read as there are a variety of interesting articles.

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #8

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Photo #8 from the July 1945 Willys-Overland press kit shows a PTO-powered post-hole digger.

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1958 German CJ-3B Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, International

This is the first German 3B manual that I’ve seen. I’m not sure how many of these re still out there.

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“Original Willys 1958 CJ-3B reprint in size A5
Original reprint of the Jeep Willys manual in original size A5: manual for the vehicle owner of the famous Willys Jeep.”

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Cutlas Power-Lock Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury spotted this Power-Lock Brochure on eBay. I bought one of these a couple months ago from the same seller (scans below):

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