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Various Selectro/Dualmatic Hubs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

These three sets of hubs are related.

  1. Heavy Duty Selectro Hubs: 
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  2. Dualmatic Hubs:
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  3. Sears Dualmatic/Selectro Hubs:
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1970 M-718A1 Upland, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151

UPDATE: Still Available. The pics are slightly different, but it looks to be the same and is the same price as the one previously posted in July.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/apple-valley-m718a1-ambulance-army-jeep/7229661922.html

“Selling a rare military AM General M718a1 Ambulance. Same as M151a2 just setup in the ambulance configuration. Clean Ca title on planned non-op. Pre-smog. Runs and drives great. New nos carburetor and fuel lines. Clean tub never been cut, wrecked, or rolled. Soft top is in decent shape, no rips or tears. tires all have decent tread. Extremely rare Jeep in this configuration and condition. Asking $15,000 no trades.”
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Meyer Snow Plow & ElectroLift Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The Meyer Snow Plow brochure includes a large section about the ElectroLift. Labeled form no. 3-163, the brochure is a standard paper side with a half-paper-sized section that folds out horizontally to reveal more details about the Electrolift. There is not date on this brochure, but I’d guess early 1960s.

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meyer-sp-form-3-163-2-loresNote that the left side of the back of this brochure is the same as the image above. It’s the right side that folds out. 
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2 Meyer Snow Plow Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These two two-page brochures from Meyer once again highlight the company’s snow plows.

This first brochure showcases the Meyer Angle Dozer and is dated July of 1962 and is form no. 3-114 (though on the backside it shows 3-114 R2, suggesting the backside may have been a 1st or 2nd revision):

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This second one is an undated form no. 3-283, but given it includes a Jeepster Commando, it is likely from the late 1960s.:

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March 1941 Photos of the Ford GP Tests

UPDATE: The Herald-News of Passaic, NJ, published an image of a Ford GP going through its paces. Given the chained tires and other similarities, it appears this photo was likely taken at the same time as one published at the bottom of this post.

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Originally posted May 30, 2020, as part of this post: Here’s an article and a photo showing a couple Ford GPs being run hard, originally printed in the March 09, 1941, issue of the Battle Creek Enquirer:

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27 Spline Free-Lock Hubs $139.99

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

This ebay ad for Free-Lock hubs provides the most detailed pics I have for this version of the hub. These are 27 spline, which means they were produced after 1972? If that’s the case, then for some reason the Free-Lock brand that was abandoned circa 1959 was resurected for these hubs.

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“Vintage Free-Lock Locking Hubs Jeep CJ CJ5 27 Spline – Warn 9062 – 27 Spline (Wanted: new old stock locking hubs in small or large quantities)
Used
Engage and disengage properly
Same application as Warn 9062
Heavy duty hubs
6 Bolt
27 Spline”

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2 Meyer Snow Plow Optional Equipment Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These two brochures offer optional equipment for Meyer snow plows. I’ve been unable to make sense of the Meyer brochure numbers.

Form No. 3-208 is a four page brochure that highlights optional equipment for Meyer snow plows.

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Form No. 3-217 is a one page brochure that highlights marker kits installed atop Meyer Snow plows to make them easier to see.

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1945 Canadian Spark Plug Ad w/ Ford GP on eBay

This ad is slightly larger than a postcard.

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1945 CANADIAN CANADA AD WWII PATRIOTIC WILLYS JEEP COMMANDOS MACHINE GUNS
100% ORIGINAL NOT A COPY OR REPRINT.
MEASURES ABOUT 5.5 X 6.5 INCHES
THIS ORIGINAL ITEM WOULD BE NICE TO FRAME
GOOD CONDITION.”

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More Willys Motors Pencils sold on

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: This auction has a buy it now price of $9. The last batch of pencils sold for $8 on eBay.

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“You are bidding on a group of 8 Willy’s Motors  pencils  Most are the same ..There is “Willy’s on the Move” .Also a couple ‘H’ pencils  $4 Shipping”

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(October 29th auction of Willys-Overland pencils: Continue reading

 
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1961 FC-170 “New Giant” Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

I’d guess this ad was published in a Canadian magazine?

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“1961 CANADIAN CANADA AD WILLYS OVERLAND GIANT JEEP PICKUP TRUCK.
MEASURES ABOUT 8 X 10 INCHES.”

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Early Warn Locking Hub Dash Sticker

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Maury spotted this image of an early Warn dash sticker on a Gladiator that was posted to the EarlyCJ5.com website. Anyone have a better example of it?

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/warn-locking-hub-dash-sticker.144960/#post-1613141

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1941 Article on Ford “Blitz Buggy” Production Strike

An April 12, 1941, article from the Escabana Daily Press out of California shows that it wasn’t always easy producing the Ford GPs. In this case striking works (and some reported sabotage of machinery) delayed manufacturing.

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Long article from the same paper: Continue reading

 
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1941 Photo of Edsel Ford in Ford GP Press Day

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

These series of photos show Edsel Ford riding in a “Blitz Buggy”, which we now know as a Ford GP. Note that there’s no reference to the “Ford GP” in any text.

This photo appeared in several newspaper, including the April 11, 1941, issue of the Sikeston Standard out of Missouri.

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Originally published Nov 11, 2014: This photo includes Edsel Ford and was shot at the same event this video was taken.

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Originally published July 12, 2017: The original press photo that appeared in the newspaper at the bottom of this post.

“1941- Edsel Ford, in rear seat, and Brig. Gen. Charles Bonesteel go for a ride in the first Ford GP prototype jeep delivered to the U.S. Army after it rolled off the assembly line at the Ford River Rouge factory in Dearborn, Michigan. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”

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Original posted 06/30/2016:
This photo and caption were published in the March 7, 1941, issue of the Owosso Argus Press. No article accompanied it.

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Tropical Motors St. Thomas, VI, ‘Jeep’ Gala Keychain on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Were the original Gala key chains encased in Acrylic like this? Maybe the dealer ones were? Price of this is $99, but seller will consider offers.

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“Rare Vintage Jeep Gala Tropical Motors St. Thomas V.I. Acrylic Keychain in Excellent Used Condition. My Father obtained this keychain while working in fleet sales for Willys in the Carribean and Central & South America in the 50’s and early 60’s. Measures approximately 1″ in diameter x 1/4″ thick. A must have for the Jeep Gala Surrey owner!!!”

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1943 Canadian Newspaper Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This as is insteresting as the advertiser is the International Nickel Company of Canada, yet visually it feels like an ad for the upcoming civilian jeep.

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“1943 CANADIAN CANADA NEWSPAPER AD WWII WILLYS JEEP AD INTERNATIONAL NICKEL”

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Columnist John S. Van Gilder’s First Jeep Experience.

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

John S. Van Gilder, in his ManHATtan column, tells the story of his first experience with a jeep in the September 13, 1942, issue of The Knoxville News:
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Willys-Overland Equipment Book Cherokee, IA on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Bidding starts at $99. It appears to include some of the supplemental brochures.

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2 Early Wagon Ads out of Mexico on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2020) The Willys Export Ads showing wagons were placed by the Willys Export Company in the El Automovil Americano Magazine. The seller does a good job of explaining that he may not be able to ship these ads to certain states due to the pandemic.

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“VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the pandemic the deliveries are taking longer than normal, so please be patient in case this happens.

To the residents of United States: due to the contingency caused by the pandemic, shipments to the following states the regular mail are not being made by Correos de Mexico, Louisiana, California, Wisconsin, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Columbia, Missouri,Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Dakota, Indiana, Arizona, Alabama, Michigan. If your state is on the list, please contact the seller. This inconvenience is temporary and there is no date set to restore the service.

The paper may have tears, stains, or missing parts.
Shipping world wide with tracking number:

EE.UU. US $ 8 Delivery time 15-40 days
Europe US $ 10 Delivery time 15-40 days
Asia US $ 13 Delivery time 15-40 days

I combine purchases for a better shipping cost.

VERY IMPORTANTLY: all items in this shop are located in Mexico, therefore, will be shipped from that location. The shipping cost published by the ebay automatic sistem is not correct because don´t works in my mexico account to calculate the rates, so please, before the payment, wait for a correct shipping amount to your place, because it could have variations.”

 
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1944 Forbes Article on the Peacetime Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

This Forbes November 15, 1944, article titled “Will the Jeep Invade Peacetime Markets” is a pretty sober look at the reality of the WWII jeep. That’s probably because the author, Francis “Frank” Fenn, was the former President of American Bantam at the time the Bantam BRC was developed (one person argued that Frank was the actual father of the jeep).

With tweaks to the basic WWII jeep, Fenn predicted the CJ could do quite a bit, but would never make a good around-town or travel car due to it’s rough ride and basic functions. He predicted, rightly, that it would take a quite a bit of engineering for the vehicle to meet the average family’s on-road needs.

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1963? Meyer Snow Plow Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Given the early Wagoneer and the (25M63) printed on the back, this may be a Meyer Snow Plow tri-fold brochure from 1963.

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This is the center, 3-page foldout:

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Iron City Garage, Pittsburgh, PA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks

Bill sent a link for Iron City Garage, a unique used vehicle business that both sells vehicles, with a guarantee that the title is good, and rents them for photo shoots and other events.

The business’ goal is to take some of the risk out of purchasing a used project. The owner writes in the about section of the website, “Believe me, “winning” the bid on eBay is just the beginning. Out of the 10 vehicles I’ve bought online myself, 9 have turned out to be completely misrepresented. When we offer a vehicle for sale it is ready to be delivered and pushed into your work shop because we have eliminated any of the risks involved with electronic payments, titling and shipping.”

Iron City currently has a 1950 truck for sale $8500: https://www.ironcitygarage.com/store/p208/1950_Willys_Jeep_Pickup.html

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1948 CJ-2A Dalles, OR $1800

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Dan bought this jeep for the hardtop and plans to put it up for sale. As is with no Oregon title it is $1600 (parts jeep). Once he goes through the paperwork to give it an Oregon title, he plans to raise the price to $2000. The body is a unique wood kit. You can contact him at 971 704 1045 for more info or bosmate @ gmail.com (remove spaces around @).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2219840274827346/

Dan shared this ad. The seller of this jeep told Dan that his father bought a wood kit from Sears or Montgomery to make a wood body; this is the result. I searched my Sears and Montgomery catalogs, but couldn’t locate a body repair kit (but I don’t have all the old catalogs). Dan got some close of up pics which are at the bottom of this post.

“1948 Willys CJ2a Jeep. Was my dads jeep but he passed away recently. He had hopes to get it runnig and driving again as he used to drive it on his property 20 years ago. Needs work. Engine missing carb, distributor and starter. I don’t know where he put those, also I can’t seem to find the title for it so no title (unfortunately)…selling as parts.

The jeep has a wooden body from the mid body seam to the rear (forward body is original metal). My dad bought a kit to make the wooden body from sears or montgomery wards many years ago. I assume he did this due to rust in the rear body floors. It’s done very well as the kit included supports and corners. The frame and other parts are solid and only have surface rust. I was going to get this going again and purchased a rare Koening hard top for it which I will sell seperately if the new owner desires it. Also the jeep includes a nice roll bar which is not installed.”

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Wood body closeup pics:

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A Turbo Hayabusa Suzuki Powered Jeep Build

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, videos

Bill shared this post from thedrive.com about a youtuber named DJ (youtube channel Limitliss) putting a Turbo 1.3 liter Suzuki Hayabusa engine into a jeep-rod build. He was originally going to install a ZX10R, but found it to be too damaged to proceed, so he switched to the Suzuki engine.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/37571/a-turbo-hayabusa-powered-willys-jeep-is-enough-to-make-you-forget-ls-swaps-forever

Here’s Limitliss’ ‘reveal’l of the jeep build, but it’s not the first episode (call it episode 0):

This is episode 1:

You can follow the rest of the build here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNbNJv69UAARr6Sqxaq-RqBM10eKKaYkp … there are currently 19 episodes.

 
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1954 Nevada CAP Jeep Squadrons Article

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

The May 30, 1954, issue of the Nevada State Journal reported on the practice maneuvers of a squadron of jeepers unique to Nevada that worked with the local Civil Air Patrols on rescues. Nevada had two different squadrons, one in Washoe County and the other in Churchill County.

As you can see, the squadrons accepted a wide rand of jeeps. One is a slat grille MB, while others are CJs and wagons.

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August 1945 “Wartime Baby Dresses For Peace”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

An article in the Hartford Courant on August 05, 1945, did a nice job of combining the initial press photos and press release information.

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