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WANTED: Photo of an Early Monroe 3-Point Lift Tag

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Ted Jordan is hoping to find a good photo of a data tag from an early Monroe 3-Point Lift. Apparently, the early lifts did not have stampings; instead they had a tag attached as shown in the poor photo below. Ted would like to get a good photo of one so he can have the tag recreated. If you have something, either comment below, email me d @ deilers.com or email Ted direction willysted @ charter.net.

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Jeep Family of 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicles in Public Service Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure (form W-991-5) is currently priced at $18.99 with free shipping (or make offer). You could probably offer $15 and get it (I made an offer on a different brochure from the same seller and knocked off a few bucks). You can review all 25 pages here.

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1945 Photo of A.J.W in Front of His Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wish they would have provided the full name of the soldier.

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“1945 Press Photo a soldier in his combat gear poses beside his jeep. This is an original press photo. A J.W. in front of his jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-13-1945.”

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1944 Article w/ Picture of a Jeep Called Buzz Bomb

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

Just one update Sunday, next updates Monday.

This jeep was painted by Pfc. Joseph Chesley, who’s come up with some creative jeep names. This article appeared in the December 22, 1944, issue of the Arizona Blade-Tribune.

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Photo of Sailors, Jeep, and Irish Boys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No date on this photo from Ireland. Are the uniforms unique enough to date the photo?

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“Photo shows the Irish young boys are studying mechanism of an American jeep. – Vintage photograph. While two Americans sailors recapture a bit of home by watching a game of American baseball at a Northern Ireland naval base, these Irish boys vastly prefer to study the mechanism of an American jeep.Keywords: people, men, sailors, American, sitting, watching, jeep, match, Irish, boys, children, together, mechanism, together, enjoying, smiling. Size of photo 6.8″ x 4.8″.”

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Willys-Overland Tire Sidewall and Radiator Flush on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury spotted these items. The 1/4 jeep looks almost like a high-hood, but given a Jeepster is shown, I’m guess it is actually a 2A or 3A. I would guess these are 1949 or 1950 containers.

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“Vintage Jeep Willys Overland Tins Radiator Flush White Sidewall Cleaner. Both are full”

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“J” Cap Hubcaps Spokane, WA $120

• CATEGORIES: Features

Did we ever determine the origin of these hubcaps? A similar use of the “J” logo was used on Cutlas hubcaps, but the hubcap was much more plain and the lettering was black, not red. A similar set was for sale in Florida back in 2017. I checked the Brian Chuchua and Conferr catalogs, but there’s sign of them in there.

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1970s Kayline Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an undated tri-fold brochure that I would guess is from the mid 1970s.

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1976 Kayline Tops, Accessories, and Parts Price List

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This four page price list shows just how large Kayline’s offerings were by 1976.

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1974 Kelly Tire Carrier Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Kelly brochure provides a good closeup on how the tire carrier mounted to the rear of the jeep. You can see that it bolted to both tailgate hinges and to the center. (view more rear tire carriers/jerry can carriers here)
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1958 Kayline Soft Top Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This set of Kayline Soft Top brochures cover Kayline’s Delux Quality, Kaylux Quality, and Convertible soft tops. These brochures also suggest that, as of 1958, Kayline was not working with Kelly Manufacturing yet.

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Kayline Ski Rack and Sunliner Top Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These brochures from the mid-1970s highlight the Ski/Luggage racks offered by Kayline. The top brochure also shows Kayline’s ‘Sunliner’ soft top, which features windows on the top’s roof to let in light and improve visibility. 
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This brochure page included actually swatches of the denim used in making Tan and Blue tops. I have a tan Kayline Denim convertible top, but have not compared the swatch to the top yet.

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Sta-Bar Kit Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:  This 2012 post has been updated to reflect the existence of two different Sta-Bar Kits.

Two different manufactures (were there any others?) offered stabilizing kits that were meant to reduce some of the horizontal shifting that can occur when using a rear lift.

Here’s a detail look at a Monroe 3pt Hitch without a stabilizer hit.

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The Roper Manufacturing Company out of Zanesville, Ohio, manufactured a set of bars that pivoted on special vertical plates attached to the ends of the PTO bar and attached to the lower links as highlighted below:

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Here’s the Roper Sta-Bar Kit brochure:

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The Green Manufacturing Company’s Green Star-Bar Kit has bars that appear to attach to the outside of the lower links in a similar manner to the Roper kit. I can’t tell how the kit attaches to the PTO bar or how that might differ from the Roper setup. The pricing shows it was slightly less expensive than the Roper Sta-Bar Kit.
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WWII Photo with Woman, Soldiers, Jeep and Camera

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Givnethe camera, his *might* be a press photo crew of some sort? The square appearing gas tank suggests this might be an early MB. For some reason, the seller thinks this photo is a “Original 1910’s WWI Photo”, which  would indeed be a rare photo, lol.

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“Vintage Original 1910’s WWI PRESS PHOTO
Size – 8 x 10 inches”

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Just a Few Posts for Wednesday

• CATEGORIES: Features

Only a few posts for Wednesday. I’ve begun re-organizing some of our older trips (Southwest Spring FC Roundup 2013 trip for example) to make navigating the pages easier. It turned out to be much more work than I’d planned, as I hadn’t gotten the hang yet of traveling and documenting a trip. My goal is to get them all organized in one section of the site … So, just a few updates for today.

If you want to see (or re-see) our 2013 Southwest trip, here it is:

http://www.ewillys.com/2013/03/18/2013-marchapril-trip-to-the-fc-roundup-and-the-southwest/

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April 1, 2013, Cathedral Valley, Capital Reef National Park, Utah

 
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Craig’s FC Tour Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features

A few years ago Mark Smith published this great video about Craig’s tour jeep. Somehow I missed seeing it. They are really fun to ride around town.

 
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First Generation Wagoneer Restoration by The Jeep Farm LLC

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Mark Smith (JeepTruck.com) and Drew Norman (The Jeep Farm) teamed up again for another video:

 
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Circus Themed Dealer Contest plus Record on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This oddity is being auction on eBay. It’s a neat piece for the right person; I haven’t decided it I’m the right person or not yet.

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“A splendid advertising promotion for a Factory-funded contest between dealers to sell Kaiser Jeep products. 7 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, slick illustrated paper with a very thin record of the same size, typical of a 45-RPM record – but in this case meant to be played at 33 1/3-RPM.

Jeep Sales Circus contest – undated;
Prepared under the Kaiser Jeep name – inaugurated 1963;
Kaiser Jeep address uses the Postal Code (Toledo 1, Ohio) which was discontinued in 1963 with the inauguration of Zip Codes;
Dealers could win points with each Jeep sale or with Jeep parts, Accessories sales;
No discussion about what you’d win;
Kaiser sponsorship of The Greatest Show on Earth” TV program – ABC-TV – the series ran for one year, 1963-1964.
A splendid and very uncommon sales promotion. Note – a glued strip attached the record to the brochure – directions called for the cover to be folded under the record and the back cover, and played on your record player in that format – the brochure and the record all show the center hole drill. This record was detached from the glued strip.”

 
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1950 Wagon and Jeepster Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This April 30, 1950, ad in the Evening Star is another example of Willys-Overland seemingly targeting the same demographic for both vehicles. And that seems to be a reasonable approach. I haven’t investigated how often the company did this in their advertising yet.

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DJ-3A, CJ-3B, CJ-6, Wagons, Trucks Drawings on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Maury spotted these schematic drawings for sale of various Willys Jeep vehicles on eBay. Each appears to be 8.5″ x 11″.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/goodstuff013/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

DJ-3A:

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CJ-3B:

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WAGONS (several options … eBay):

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April 1954 Kaiser Willys News

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

A big thanks to Barney Goodwin (of Barneys Jeep Parts) for sending me this early edition of the Kaiser Willys News. This is issue #3. A couple interesting things about this issue. Perhaps the biggest curiosity is that there isn’t much related to jeeps in this issue, confirming that even by early 1954 there was still a lot of integration still going on. Issue #2, seen in the post below, also didn’t have much information related to jeeps. Volume 4 of the newspaper, which appeared in May (and can be seen below the #2 issue), had a few more jeep specific references.

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March 1954 Kaiser Willys News

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. This is a March 1, 1954, issue of Kaiser Willys News (issue #2)

There is some jeep info in the newspaper, but mostly its about the cars.

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May 1954 Kaiser Willys Salesman Brochure **SOLD**

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

This May 1954 issue of Kaiser Willys News is one I only have available in these smaller pics snagged off eBay back in 2013. There is a story about the Yakima ridge runners and the Jeep Rodeo, but it’s too small to read. 

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Barney’s Jeep Parts

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Website

Here’s a shoutout to Barney for the Kaiser Willys Newspaper seen at top.

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Homebuilt Willys Showroom Wingdale, NY $150

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Not sure about the price, but a fun idea.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/490500534981786/

“1950’s Willys Showroom. 1/43 “O” scale. Homebuilt as shown. 2 vehicles included. Removeable roof to reveal detailed interior. Nice display piece OR use on your layout.Total footprint of model 17 1/2x 13″ $150. will consider delivery,local–no shipping. P.M. for cell and details”

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