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February 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News

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The four-page February 1962 Jeep Service and Parts News wasn’t all that exciting, lol, but is timely considering it is now February 2024 (yes, 62 years have passed!). Page three mentions a couple service bulletins that can be found at the bottom of this post. Page four mentions the Pedal Slack Adjuster Kit, which is also discussed at the CJ-3B page: https://cj3a.info/tech/pedalslack.html

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Service Bulletin No. 503:

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Fleet Service No. FL-119 (Same info would be on Service Bulletin No. 504, but I don’t have that one):

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Parts and Accessories Bulletin Manual

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For several years, Pascal operated the JeepWillysWorld.com, a website he used to collect documentation and discuss vintage jeep topics. Around 2017, it appears he stopped posting. Fortunately for us, the site remains active, because in 2015 it turns out he posted a manual of Parts and Accessories Bulletins (through 1965 roughly), the very bulletins I was looking for a few days ago. You can read through the manual or download it as well.

http://jeepwillysworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Parts_and_Accessories_Bulletin_manual_compressed.pdf

Here’s the first page of the Emanuel:

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Jeep or Offroad Club Patches

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All these jeep and off-road club patches came from two purchases on ebay: $25 for them all! The two large ones were likely for the back of club jackets. Clubs named include from top to bottom: Tri-State Four Wheelers, Minnesota Go-4-Wheelers, INC., International Jeep-Club Frankfurt M., Cape Fear Four Wheelers, Hawley MTN. Ridge Runners, 2×4’s Sandpoint, Idaho, Midlands Four Wheel Drive Club, Trail Blazers 4 Wheel Drive Allentown, PA., All 4×4 Terrain Gang (assume WI), and the Pioneer Valley Ridge Runners 4WD Club,

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1964 Jeep News Volume 10 Number 5

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UPDATE: I’ve added a few Good Humor truck pics from Mike at the bottom of the post.

This eight-page issue of Jeep news Volume 10 Number 5begins on page one with KJC announcing it would be co-sponsoring the World Series of Golf, which was the first sports tie-in of which I’m aware. In addition, TB commercials for KJC would begin appearing on CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. I wonder if this rise in visibility was the result of the ad agency KJC brought on board? Pages two and three continue the sponsorship and commercials threads.

Page four shares the news that 16-year-old Howard Bartoo, Jr., won the 1964 ‘Jeep’ Derby held at Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Also on page four is a photo of Good Humor’s new jeep trucks, with specially made insulated bodies by the Hackney Brothers body Company, from Wilson, North Carolina. Just below the Good Humor trucks is a photo of a Deibler Trackless Train, produced by the company of the same name out of Manhattan, Kansas. The train’s “Engine” is a jeep chassis with a special body atop it.

Much of page five covers the three CJ-6s jeeps used for tourists at Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina. You can find more pics of the jeeps here. Page six takes readers around the world for a few stories.

Page seven introduces the Meyer Products Jeep Cabs to dealers, though not mentioned was their previous history as Orrville cabs. Page eight contains a variety of photos.

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These Good Humor trucks have seen better days! Thanks to Mike for sharing them. He notes, “These were from about 15 years ago, the ones in the driveway was in Pa, he was going to restore, and never got around to it.”

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August 1961 Jeep Service And Parts News

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This four-page August 1961 Jeep Service and Parts News issue begins, as usual, with discussions of $$$. Page two notes the important of the correct type and amounts of grease for the cam. Curiously, page two also requests dealer service departments review the 1000-mile inspection information for the FJ-3A Fleetvan, specifically Service Bulletin No. 539. I can’t remember another model mentioned so specifically; Unfortunately, I don’t have that bulletin.

Page four highlights some of the early products from Cutlas (Cutlas had just formed circa 1960, it’s president having previously left the same role at Free-Lock .. still don’t know the reasons for the change).

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2024 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 26-28

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Roger tells me he will be holding the 10th Annual Southwest Ohio Jeep FC Gathering & Swap Meet July 26-28.

 

If you are interested in attending, contact Roger or Sharon for more info:
Roger and Sharon Martin’s Place
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road Waynesville, OH 45068
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1970s? Hells Canyon Four Wheelers Placard $200

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Never heard of this club. I was unable to locate any info about the club. My guess is that it intended to be mounted on a vehicle.

View all the information on eBay

“Vintage rare 1970’s Hells Canyon Four Wheelers club sign from western Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Made of metal. Measures 12” x 9”. It does have patina, wear, scratching, and has never been cleaned.”

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Mile High Jeep Club Belt Buckle on eBay $58 or Make Offer

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Not sure how vintage this unusual belt buckle is.

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“See pics for details on this JEEP belt buckle. Has enamel color. Not sure if it is brass or just a heavy metal.”

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2024 Willys Rally Heuston Woods, OH May 31-June 1

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This years Willys Rally at Heuston Woods will be held May 31-June 1.

Learn more here http://www.mw-willysjeep.com or on Facebook.

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1964 Jeep News Volume 10 Number 4

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The eight-page 1964 Jeep News Volume 10 Number 4 kicks off with continued coverage of the Smithsonian Institute jeep donation with coverage of the official acceptence event. Page two highlights the appointment of Compton advertising to manage all advertising for Kaiser Jeep. Does anyone know if this was the first time Kaiser-Jeep (or descendants) used an outside ad agency in such a big way? The ad folks were also shown twenty-eight vehicles; it would be interesting to see this complete lineup in one photo. Page two also has more information on the Smithsonian gift.

Page three highlights jeeps’ appearances at seven different sports shows. Pages four, five and six discuss dealer updates. Page seven has several international stories, including one about a 1942 MB/GPW that was abandoned when it went over a cliff in Hawaii. Two years later, it was overgrown with foliage. Someone decided it was worth saving, so they pull it out, replaced the battery and spark plugs, and it started right up.

Page eight focuses on a Wagoneer chosen by Lockheed to tour the world. A small blurb at bottom right of the page notes that a USPS purchase of 3,868 fleet vans, raising the total purchased by the Post Office to 11,219, though no specific models are noted.

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August/September 1961 Jeep Service and Parts News

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Not much to report from this four-page August-September 1961 issue of Jeep Service and Parts News. An article on repairing an FC shifter includes a reference to Service Bulletin 457, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Service Bulletin 457:

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Winter 2023/2024 The Dispatcher Magazine

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The Dispatcher Magazine landed here last week. Bill Norris takes a close look at the Jeepster’s history with an eight-page article, including a nice section on the carryover of parts from the station wagon. I didn’t realize just how much of it was similar to the wagon. Thanks in part to the addition of technical writer Sal Consalvo, the Dispatcher Magazine has expanded an additional four pages. Also, if you are frustrated at some of the current tools available for things like removing transfercase and pinion seals, checkout the article on Joe DeYoung’s jeep tools!

Finally, if you can, please get a subscription and support the magazine’s efforts!

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Photo: Max Capacity 5 Person Stencil

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John shared this photo detailing a stencil on the windshield: Max Capacity 5 Person. He hoped it would help any folks doing a restoration.

He wrote, Over on a Warbird forum someone posted this photo of a B-17 crew in the UK late in the war. I have blown up the photo for details….specifically, the tire pressure stencil on the base of the windscreen frame…and the “Max capacity 5 persons” notice..Might be of interest to someone restoring a wartime vehicle. The photo is from the national archives… so no copyright.”

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Here is the original photo:

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L to R: S/Sgt William W. Adamson–Waist Gunner; Capt. Elmer E. Bockman–Asst S-3 95th BG; 1Lt Jasper W. Kaylor Jr–Copilot; 1Lt Frank t. Sohm–Bombardier; T/Sgt Oscar C. Walrod–Engineer/Top Turret; T/Sgt Robert V. Hill–Radio Operator; Capt. Robert O. Baber–Pilot; 1Lt Raymond D. Dallas–Navigator; S/Sgt Barney Lipkin–Waist Gunner; S/Sgt Walter J. Collyer Jr–Tail Gunner; S/Sgt Donald W. Phllips–Ball Turret –Photo courtesy of National Archives Note: The 11th man in the crew photograph is not dressed for a combat mission because Command Pilot Bockman replaced him on the mission. S/Sgt. William W. Adamson, waist gunner, joined the official crew photograph even though not flying that day.

 
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New Shift Knob for the Racer

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Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a person happy. In this case, eBay served me up the perfect vintage knob for the racer. I did have to resize the threads, but that was trivial. I’m really happy with it (even Ann was excited about it, and pretty perplexed about why she was happy about it, lol).

In other news, I figured out why’d the brakes on the FC weren’t working quite right. The custom-built pedal assembly is rubbing in a way that keeps it, even with springs, from returning to its standard position. So, I need to rebuild the swing pedal assembly, but that also entails rewiring the cab. It will likely take me a good week to sort all that out. It’s really a good thing, because there were some electrical items yet to be hooked up, along with working through the speedometer cable, which isn’t quite long enough to reach the speedometer.

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1964 Jeep News Volume 10, Number 3

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This eight page Jeep News volume 10, number 3, begins with the news that 53 Wagoneers were in daily use around the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The paper also reported the presentation of a WWII jeep to the Smithsonian Institution for display. Pages 2-5 also cover the World’s Fair.

Page six introduces the CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tuxedo Park Mark IV models. Page seven covers the World’s Fair, again. Page eight covers international news, including an Amsterdam show featuring a van-like custom body on an FC-170 chassis.

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April 1961 Jeep Service and Parts News

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The four-page April 1961 issue of Jeep Service and Parts News begins with the usual “here’s how to make more money” story on the front page. Page two introduces a new Bendix radio for jeeps, refering to Parts and Accessories Bulletin No. D-57, while a story on page four under Money Maker shares the news about Willys Overland Air Springs, referencing Parts and Accessories Bulleting D-39. I am now wondering how I missed ever seeing references to “Parts & Accessories Bulletins”? I guess I wasn’t looking for them. I’ll look and see if I can locate some.

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The Jeep Guy Museum in Lindon, Utah

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Yesterday I was looking for something when I stumbled upon a Jeep collection in Lindon, Utah,(a short distance north of Provo, Utah) called the Jeep Guy Museum. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. I guess I’ll be back down to Utah to visit the kids sooner than expected, lol! The Jeep Guy currently offers private tours (possibly requiring a donation?), but hopes to move to a new location where they can be open to the public.

https://www.thejeepguyutah.com/jeep-museum

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“The Jeep Guy Museum is a private jeep collection consisting of vintage to new jeeps from 1944 to 2021. We have rescued and preserved jeeps to keep them in their original form and bring the ones that need it back up to running condition. We have also built very capable jeeps at The Jeep Guy for offroading and exploring the outdoors.”

 
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Willys Jeep Sales Service Clock Sign Gardiner, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This clock sold for $167.50 on eBay.

Looks like a neat piece.

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“This is a Willys Jeep Sales & Service Lighted Clock.  Measures approximately 11″x11 1/2″x2 3/4″.  Clock is a standing countertop/desk display in plastic and works as it should.  In line switch for light and quartz clock.  Please note on the backside of the clock a few speckles of paint-likely slight overspray.  Good collectible memorabilia.”

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Al-Toy 2-Seat CJ-2A Le Roy, IL $100

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Someone might find this worth the money. Note the missing piece of bumper on passenger side, not uncommon.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/920727772581771/

“1950s Willy’s Jeep Nice old toy $100”

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October 1958 Jeep News

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This eight-page October 1958 issue of Jeep News got buried in my files, but better late than never.

Page one share some dealer news about the Maverick tie-in, along with some thoughts on the surge in third quarter sales. Page two has a full page article about the FC-170 and its advantages. Page three describes how James Garner day in Oklahoma was cleverly co-opted by a savvy jeep dealer president Mead Norton, who made sure Garner, visiting broadcast reps, and the press were ferried from the airport and along the parade route with jeeps.

The Economy Delivery Van makes a surprise, huge showing on pages four and five with articles and photos. That’s possibly the most visibility that model ever received. Page six gives a shout-out to Clark County Sheriff’s Jeep Posse out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Page seven is all Maverick Bros. Page eight describes the 1958 dress rehearsal jeep caravan, used to test the roads and generate thoughts on the best routes for the 1959 Colorado Centennial event, which was expected to attract more than 1000 entrants. The routes were documented in this brochure.1958-10-jeep-news1 1958-10-jeep-news2 1958-10-jeep-news3 1958-10-jeep-news4 1958-10-jeep-news5

 
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March 1961 Jeep Service and Parts News

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This March 1961 issue of Jeep Service and Parts News is, once again, four pages. Page three contains a couple items I found interesting. In the not-all-fc170-hubs-are-the-same department, in 1961 Willys Motors introduced reinforced drums. I’m unclear on ‘how much more’ these are reinforced. Also on page three we can pinpoint the introduction of the trim tag to early 1961. The article also mentions more information was included on Service Bulletin 505, which I’ve included at the bottom.

Side note: I’ve collected a near-complete folder of Service Bulletins along with a folder of Fleet Service Bulletins, which are close, but not quite the same. They are sitting in a pile awaiting pics and commentary at some point.

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Service Bulletin 505 (4-pages, courtesy of Bruce Agan):

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March 23, 1957, Issue Sat Evening Post

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The March 23, 1957, issue of the Saturday Evening Post featured a jeep on the cover. John Clymer illustrated the cover. He was born not far from me in Ellensburg, Washington, where (to my surprise) the Clymer museum features his art. Guess I’ll have to stop in there and check it out sometime.

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This issue also included this ad, which was part of this 1957 series of three-pane-ads.

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“Wanna See Something Cool” Video of FC-170 Camper

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Thanks to Geoff for pointing this out to us: Kits Great Western Outdoor Adventure Tours. Now, how do I get ahold of one of those brochures? That’s a great bit of history and would make a great Dispatcher Magazine article.

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1964 Jeep News Volume 10 Number 2

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This is the eight-page issue of Jeep News Volume 10 Number 2. Page one shows an image from the 1964 Chicago Auto Show and I’m surprised I don’t see any FCs or DJs, which suggests (to me) KJC was already planning to phase them out. This display strongly suggests that the future was the Gladiator and Wagoneer’s. Also on page one is the announcement of the purchase of Studebaker’s Defense Products Division, which I didn’t know Kaiser used to springboard into the large military vehicle contracts. Page two continues the Chicago Auto Show story.

There’s an interesting photo on page three showing a CJ-5 surrounded by Tonka toys at a Woolworth store. That sure looks like it was a cool display! Page four shows a pic of a custom hunting ‘”jeep” produced by Dick M. Campbell Motors ‘Jeep’ dealership out of Alice, Texas. I’d like to know more about these creations and how many they produced.

Page five highlights another Jeep movie promotion, this time with Rock Hudson and his movie “Man’s Favorite Sport?“. The movie naturally includes a Wagoneer. Pages six and seven include photos from across the US and a few from international locals. Page eight highlights Ken and Fran Jones, who love their Wagoneer and even used it on a ninety mile an hour chase after a stolen car, successfully capturing the thief.

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1960 August/September Jeep Service and Parts News

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The four-page issue of the 1960 August/September Jeep Service and Parts News issue contains an ominous note at the bottom of the last page. The article noted that the military released some surplus M-38 fan blades, but warned that the fan blade should not be used with any other Jeep vehicle, as the results will be “unsatisfactory”. This got me wondering just how different these blades were? The fact that I have a remanufactured M-38 engine in my DJ-3A made me wonder if I also have an M-38 blade. Given my temp gauge doesn’t work all that well in the DJ, I doubt I will be any more unsatisfied with the temp than I already am!

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