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Jeeps @ Work

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bernd was busy again using his CJ-5 to haul a repaired motor in Austria, then later carried garden material to the dump, while Dan used his jeep to tow his boat to Puget Sound for a ride around the south Sound area.

Bernd’s photos

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Dan’s photos:

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Flattening a Mitsubishi Fender

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Gary shared this Instagram post by catskill_mtn_customs that demonstrates how to alter a Mitsubishi fender into a CJ-3B style fender.

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Ramsey & Koenig Winch Brochures Circa 1949

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Given these brochures show a CJ-3A, but only early trucks and wagons, I’d say these brochures are from 1949 or early 1950.

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1970 Con-Ferr Catalog Pages 1-19 plus Covers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:

View pages 1-20 plus Covers and History:
View pages 20-42:
View pages 42-96:

Below is the Initial post of Con-Ferr Catalog, pages 1-19 plus covers.
This post contains 24 pages from an undated Con-Ferr 100-page catalog, one that I’d guess is from 1970.

The Southern California company of Con-Ferr was founded in 1961 by Pete Condos & Frank Ferro (hence the Con-Ferr), though eventually Pete bought out Frank to become sole owner.

Pete had a background in Scouts, while Frank had a background in Jeeps. Their goal was to provide speciality off-road products for both types of vehicles. To that end, not only did they run their parts shop in Burbank, California, they also built custom jeeps like the Convert Cougar and the Super Jeep. Pete’s driver, Bill Haddad, drove Condo’s race jeeps to 18 victories in the 21 races in which he entered.

Pete would go on to co-found the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) in 1966, which produced races like the Baja 1000 and Mint 500. During that time, Condos also produced racing vehicles for other folks, such as  off-road racers for Steve McQueen and James Garner.

At the time the catalog was published, Con-Ferr billed itself as America’s largest Off-Road vehicle accessory provider and had more than 44,000 square feet of storage, work, and retail space. It was an authorized dealer of Kaiser Jeep, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Manx.

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10th Annual Northwest FC Get-Together Aug 2-4 Olympia, WA

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

This year’s Northwest FC Get-Together happens August 3-5th in Olympia, Washington. If you have any questions, contact the folks in the ad. It happens this coming weekend!

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Yipao Video Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Russel shared this video article subtitled in English about the Colombian Yipaos.

 
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M-38 @ World’s Largest Truck Stop

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Jan posted this to her Facebook page. There is an M-38 located inside the “world’s largest truck stop” in Walcott, IA. We drove by that place and, had I known, we would have stopped and taken pics ourselves (that’s what we get for being in a hurry … grrrr).

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This random video of the world’s largest truck stop is from a “wheretheheckarethealbans” video.

 
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Nelly Belle Pin

• CATEGORIES: Features

I just picked this pin up off of ebay thanks to Maury!

There are two more, though not quite as nice, on eBay right now (you can make an offer on them), from a different seller.
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2 1953 Berg’s “King of Jeeps” Parts Catalog on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This gives a fairly early look at the parts available for jeeps; it’s hard to say how many images it has.

View all the information on eBay  (there is a second 1953 catalog also available; it’s cheap, but isn’t in very good shape: View all the information on eBay)

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Custom Jeep Bed Youngsville, NC No Price

• CATEGORIES: Features

Tom spotted this unusual bed. It appears it can be ordered.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2371744186274414/

“Custom made Jeep bed Twin size All wood Just a few pieces we can do”

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Year? Perfect Jeep and Parts Catalog on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is my first time seeing a Perfect Jeep and Parts Company catalog. As best as I can uncover, the company was owned by Bernard S. Forman, who, as owner, copyrighted the name and catalog in 1956. It may have been this Bernie who used to live in Chicago and died last year.

This brochure and the company’s location seems to have been pretty close to Berg’s, so they must have been direct competitors. This brochure has 23 pages and is not in good shape.

View all the information on eBay

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Brian Chuchua Catalog Pages

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These are the final scans from Brian Chucha’s catalog (see the earlier scans here). I’ll eventually combine these altogether.

Thanks to Maury, I’ve recently purchased a Con-Ferr catalog from the early 1970s which ought to have a whole lot of interesting content, too. I should have some scans of that in early August.

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Original 1946? Early CJ-2A Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This seller has five of these early CJ-2A brochures for $10.99. That’s a real good price.

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“This lot offers the early Universal Jeep dealer’s brochure/foldout as shown. It measures 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. It measures 34 inches long when opened. This brochure includes 14 pictures of the Jeep doing heavy-duty farm work. The condition is excellent.”

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Spen Trailer Brochure on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure that Maury spotted highlights both the model “S” and the model “V”. The seller is accepting offers.

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Rare K&K Side Mower in Southern California **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** More pics. The mower can include the PTO equipment (or available separately).

This K&K Mower still has it’s data tag and is in good shape. You can learn more about these mowers here: http://www.ewillys.com/2019/05/17/the-k-and-k-mower-patent/#comments

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Handy Table for Sleeping/Eating

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

This article comes from the 1963 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. Perhaps more interesting to me than the table, which is utilized for sleeping or as a table is the top. The top was modified to accommodate the table, but I’ve not seen a top that also had the rhombus-shaped rear windows. I believe the bumpers may be from Con-Ferr (or were later sold by Con-Ferr).

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Photos from Belgium’s National Day Celebration

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Charles shared these photos from Belgium’s 2019 National Day Celebration parade. I’ve also added a Belgium fun-facts video; did you know that 80% of billiard balls come from Belgium?

Below are the pics from Charles. The whole royal family was present for the parade, as this year is the 75th year of Belgium’s liberation. Some thirty old-aged belgian veterans were present (aged between 90 -98 ), each personally greeted by the king. The parade included sherman tanks and about 20 Willys jeeps.

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9th Annual King Family Jeep Weekend

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

IMG_6707Jason reports that his family continued their annual jeep weekend.

“The King family of Parke County, Indiana held their 9th annual Sweetwater Run Jeep Rally over the 4th of July weekend, 2019.  Family members, and extended family members came from six states. Those traveling the farthest came from Oregon. Several events were held…… Favorite Jeep contest, A nine-mile timed route with each leg a different speed, to name a couple. 

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After a pitch-in Bar-B-Que dinner we followed the trail of the Wabash and Erie Canal. We ended our afternoon Jeep Tour by driving up the world-famous Newport Hill…. where the Newport Hill Climb (newporthillclimb.com) is held annually during the first weekend of October.

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We ended the day with music. Singer/songwriter Jack Shannon performed an hour of original songs. His singing and guitar playing was enjoyed by everyone.”
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Willys jeep Dealer Service Card Reminder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Using the Stradivarius as an example seems an odd choice to me given the Jeep’s demographic. Seems like they could have picked something a little less aloof. Maybe something like, “even a race car needs tune ups” or “even John Wayne has to go to the doctor for checkups”?

View all the info on eBay

“Dealer sales service advertising of Willys. Measures approximately 5″ by 8″ Good condition.”

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1950 Berg Jeep Parts Catalog on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This early 1950 Bert “King of Jeeps” catalog only has about 24 pages. The price is high, but the seller will accept offers.

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“Offered – Berg’s Truck and Parts Co., Genuine Jeep Parts and Replacement Parts, Catalog 150. Age – Dated 1950, stamped on the back.”

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1949 Truck JeepRod Traverse City, MI $24,999

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

Lots of work went into this one.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/d/traverse-city-49-willys-jeep-custom-one/6929634164.html

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“49 Willies one of a kind Jeep. Featured in Rod Authority Magazine in 2018, this was my daily driver in 2018 and you will not be disappointed with the looks, waves and thumbs up. The trophies from the car shows are also extremely nice! Won an award at each show we have entered.

This ‘one off’ custom has been built right. The body is all original steel. The frame is ‘C notched and boxed’. 400cdi Ford V8, mild cam, Edlebrock Carb, C6 automatic transmission capped off with a Ford 9” rear end.

The top and doors have been chopped. Customer made tonneau cover hides the battery and 13 gallon fuel cell. Custom built 4 link. 46-48 Jeep Comanche 2 wheel drive front end. New pads all the way around, hand made steering wheel, mechanical door latches opened from the interior. US Steel solid wheels, I have 2 additional US Steel wheels that are 20” x 9” with BFG runflats and spacers. If you plan to trailer this you may need to install them to fit on the trailer.

The zoomie exhaust is loud but there are baffles in each tube. Starts, runs and drives like you would expect.”

 
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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA $39,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/31/2017) This is quite the build!

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-woodie-one-of-kind/6939268500.html

“All custom 51 Willys woodie. Extensive sheet metal work, extended fenders, hood, roll pan and a tilt hood and more. All polished LS engine, with LS460e trans polished, hydro boost brakes. Custom dash, gauges, center console. Custom rebuilt painted frame blazer. All custom solid Maple wood with electric lift gate, PW, PB tilt etc. Custom interior, 6 way power seats with headrest monitors, custom made maple rear floor. Brand new 20″ rims and tires. So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. Less than 300 miles. Just testing the market. Serious offers only. Leave a message.”

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GP Team’s Fiberglass Flat Fender Bodies in South Africa

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Here’s a unique fiberglass Flatfender replica out of South Africa from GP Team. The dash is particularly unique. Apparently, these are in the experimental stage. The bodies will be available with an MB or a CJ style grille.

https://www.teamgp.co.za/p/697928/fibreglass-replacement-bodies

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Badger Fiberglass Body in South Africa R3,500

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This body, branded a “Badger”, looks to be the same body style as the GP Team’s body. The branding was place on the hood, tailgate, and windshield. The Badger appears designed for the VW chassis, while the GP Team body looks designs for a standard Willys chassis.

It suggests to me that GP Team may have bought out the Badger company and removed the Badger brand in favor of Willys.

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-car-replacement-parts/port-elizabeth/jeep-badger-body/1005085001440910004042509

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Here’s an example of oak complete Badger body, which may be designed as a VW body type.

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1959 Ramsey Winch Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This two-page Ramsey Winch brochure is dated 1959, but given there’s a wagoner on the front, it’s likely front 1963 or later. Still, it’s got some neat illustrations about how to winch.

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