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1956 Willys Utility Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This was advertised in a late 1955 Willys News, but does not appear to have been published until 1956, based on the form number M-221-6 (My new theory is that the last digit for forms 1954-1957 signifies the year).

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1942 Photo of Jeeps on NY Capital Steps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: There’s a second photo of this climb on eBay that precedes the one I posted a couple days ago.

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“1942 Press Photo Military jeeps climb steps of Capitol in Albany, New York. This is an original press photo. Albany, New York – Jeeps in front of Capitol Photo measures 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Photo is dated 04-06-1942.”

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Later in the climb ….

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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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1950? Willys Wagon Brochure Knoxville, TN $5

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an unopened brochure that Tom spotted. It’s a very good price. Here are examples of the other pages from eBay.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/pts/7058167072.html

“WILLYS SALES BROCHURE MINT CONDITION NEVER OPENED”

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Just a Few Updates for Wednesday

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: I accidentally scheduled this for Thursday when it should have appeared today. Anyway, after I wrote it, I endured a second wave of chills and night sweats. Oh joy! Feeling better right now, but I can tell I’m not quite over it just yet.

Strange day Tuesday. I got a 10am haircut. Felt fine. Got home and checked on eWillys: site was down. As I awaited the site’s return, I started feeling achey (it came on quickly). So, with the site down and me possibly getting sick, I decided make good use of that time by cloning my old hard drive on a new SSD hard drive. It wasn’t until i started that process that I Iearned it would take about 12 hours to complete the cloning.

About an hour after that (say noonish), my whole body felt terrible and I came down with chills. Meanwhile, the site mysteriously popped back up. However, by then, I was ready to forget updates and focus on getting better. Also, by then, Ann was coming down with chills as well. So, we pulled multiple layers of covers over our bed, turned on the heating blanket, and watched some TV. We shivered for a couple hours, unable to get very warm.

By 4:00, still having the chills, I had some hot chicken noodle soup. That took me from chills-ville to overheating and sweats. A couple hours more bed time and tv and food started sounding good again. Ann, too, was feeling better.

It’s now 9pm and I don’t feel too bad anymore. So, not sure what we had, but (fingers crossed) it seems to have passed rather quickly. Weird!

So, I’ll save emails and other stuff for Wednesday (assuming I still feel good).

 

 
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March 1955 Willys News

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

This 1955 Willys Newspaper marked the transition away from Kaiser Willys news to just Willys News.

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1942 Photo in Panama with Ford GP on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

A Ford GP is leading the way through Panama …

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“1942 Press Photo Jeep parades over Panama roadway under construction. This is an original press photo.

Panama: Under the supervision of the United States Public Roads Administration fourteen hundred men are at work constructing a trans-Ishmanian highway which is scheduled for completion (with all weather paving) by the end of March 1942 if the work is not hampered by rain during the present “dry season.”

An Army motorcade of “peeps” and “jeeps” traversed the colon-madden Dam section of the road on February 2nd transporting Army, highway, civil officials and press correspondents. They made the round trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic and then back. Concrete paving for the road is being placed at the rate of one mile of single strip each day. Concrete is carried by barge up the tropical foliage line Rio Gatun to it’s intersection with the highway.

In some places bulldozers and other heavy equipment have to make 100-foot cuts through hog backed hills and also make fills in sheer-dropping, water torn ravines. Photo shows-part of the “jeep” parade over a section of road which has not as yet been laid with concrete. The road is entirely within the Republic of Panama. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 02-06-1942.”

 
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1951 Photo of Jeeps at Oppama, Japan, on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Lots of jeeps!

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“1951 Press Photo US Army jeeps stockpiled at Oppama, Japan ordnance depot. This is an original press photo. US – Army – Equipment (rehabilitated trucks ready for use)(SX) – Stock piles of used automobile and truck parts at the Oppama, JLC, ordnance depot, Oppama, Japan. Row on row of jeeps which have been reclaimed from rusted wrecks shown at the Oppama Ordnance Depot awaiting shipment back to Korea and the battlefronts. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-16-1951.”

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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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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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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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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: A revised version of the 4 Wheel Drive “How to” booklet can be viewed here.

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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