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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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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: 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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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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1955 Station Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

1955 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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1941 Photo of Ford GP from Fort Bliss, TX on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great action photo of a Ford GP.

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“1941 Press Photo Army lieutenants give new jeeps test drive at Fort Bliss, Texas. This is an original press photo. Fort Bliss, Texas. Under modern conditions of mechanized war, the once lumbering and awkward tank has emerged as a machine of many types and variations, from small steel speedsters to the huge 80-ton land battleships which flatten trees and grind buildings to powder. These have created new problems in defense, and Uncle Sam’s new army is not going to be caught napping in this department.

One outfit devoted to blasting the blitz battle-wagons is the new anti-tank troop of the First Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss. Formed only last January with 31 regular Army men, the troop now has 4 commissioned officers, 31 non-coms, and 121 men, all of whom are draftees from Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Most of the men have had mechanical experience working in automobile plants, which stand them in good stead in operating and caring for the scout cars and motorcycles with which the troop is equipped.

These pictures show the outfit in action during a recent tactical problem. Lieutenant Jack Berg (left) and Lieutenant M. M. Roland send one of the new jeep reconnaissance cars hurtling over a bump on a test drive. The baby blitz buggy is a Ford-built Bantam with four-wheel drive. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-16-1941.

 
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1953 Ben Eastman Fruit Basket Post Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Maury spotted this unusual postcard. The starting auction price is a crazy $39.95, but it’s a pretty cool postcard none-the-less.

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“Wow! This is a wonderful vintage 1953 postmarked postcard. Scene shows a view of the Big Flowing Orange and Ben Eastman Family on a Jeep at their Citrus Stand in Sebring, FLA. Postcard is in very good condition with some light wear and is postally used.”

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1947 Jeep Or Tractor Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a brochure (Form 471A10) that I missed on eBay last year (and that I’ve never seen).

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Text from eBay ad: “This listing is for a Rare Vintage 1947 Universal Jeep Book titled Jeeps or Tractors in the Farm Plan. This booklet is 17 pages, measures 8×10, made in USA, form 471A10. This book compares using a tractor to a Jeep on the farm. The item “RARE Vintage 1947 Willys Jeep or Tractor Brochure Farm Plowing Comparison Book”” (from this page)

 
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Willys Courtesy Sign New Jersey $675

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’m not sure how much these signs run these days.

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/atq/d/paulsboro-willys-sign/7053326937.html

“From the 40s! 8 out of ten in quality! We have had this for decades! 675 dollars or best offer.”

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Old Novak Catalog Cover

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: The location has been identified as “Oceano Dunes SVRA a state park located by Pismo Beach Cal. It is not as open to day as it was back then”.

Ted shared this catalog cover from an ancient  Novak catalog.

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1954 CJ-5 Fire Engine Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These images of Form W-229-5 are from Troxel.

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1954 CJ-3B Brochure

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This was brochure Form W-201-5. Pics are from Etsy.

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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 one has been around a while.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-woodie-custom/7047189099.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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December 1954 Kaiser Willys Booster News

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

Here’s the complete newspaper for the December 1954 issue of the Kaiser Willys Booster News.

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