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1957 Press Photo of Mine Detector eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38, Old Images

UPDATE: Another example of this photo was posted to eBay back in 2014 (see photos at bottom).

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“1957 Press Photo Edmond Kulanski checks a jeep-mounted mine detector in Virginia. This is an original press photo. Mine “Sweeper” Fort Belvoir, Va.: Developed by the Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, this jeep-mounted mine detector is checked by Specialist Edmond Kulanski, of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The device automatically stops the vehicle when it locates a buried mine. The movable search-head can be controlled by the driver of the innovations worked out by the military and civilian scientists engaged in vital research for the U.S. defense establishment, which offers unlimited opportunities for qualified applicants. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches. Photo is dated 03-14-1957.”

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Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, Happy April Fools

• CATEGORIES: Features

It’s Ann’s birthday, the big 50! And, no, this is no April Fool’s joke. So, Happy Birthday to my lovely wife and Happy Easter to all of you!

My out-of-this-world wife!

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Tom’s Jeep Weathervane

• CATEGORIES: Features

Tom added a Tonka jeep to his weather vane. I like it!

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1942 Photo of Ford GPs in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on eBay

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

Here’s evidence of Ford GPs in Brazil.

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“1942 Press Photo American Jeeps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is an original press photo. “Jeep” cars of U.S. manufacture pass through a Rio de Janeiro street February 13, as Brazilian War Minister General Gaspar Eurico Dutra reviewed units of Brazil’s motor-mechanized forces before their departure for Recife. (Brazil – Defense). Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 02-13-1942.”

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1944 Photo of Ford GP(?) At a Beach on eBay

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

Looks like a Ford GP to me.

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“1944- A U.S. Army soldier in a jeep watches a Piper J-3C 65 Cub, re-designated L-4 Grasshopper, liaison plane take off from a gravel road. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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1947 Ad 1001 Jobs For The Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

I’m still looking for the 1001 list. You can see the original ad at this link.

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Posters

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: this is a follow up to my March 1st post (you’ll note there are some comments from some readers from that day).

I’m ready to order posters. The original was almost 28″ tall by 22″ wide. I’ve decided to make the final version exactly 28″x22″ rather than my initial 18×24 size. The printing is being done by the same folks who printed all our Alaska Or Rust stuff. They do good work. I’ve already received a  18×24 proof and it looks great.

The per poster cost means I would need to charge $20 for each poster. One poster would be $20 plus $5 shipping. Two or more posters means free shipping in the continent US. How does that pricing sound? I plan to order 100 posters, so the supply will be limited. I will be selling them online and in person as I travel around in May and at the Willys Reunion in May.

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Willys BBQ Chicago, IL $2000

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(10/13/2017) Nice looking barbecue.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/jeep-willys/6543420662.html

“selling a 1940s willys tow behind bbq grill il, title all led lights built 4yrs ago all steel const, very heavy duty, leaf spring suspension”

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Tim’s Father-In-Law Edward Gentile in Cuba

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Tim shared this photo.

“I just saw this picture for the first time last night.  We were at my father-in-law’s house, Edward Gentile, from RI,  looking through his old Marine photo album from 1950-54.  This picture is him driving on the Marine Base in Cuba checking the outside perimeter in 1951.  It looks to be a WWII Jeep.  He turns 88 Easter Day.

Sad to say, and hard to believe, but we are now at a point in history where we have not only lost most of our WWII veterans, but we are now even losing many of our Korean War vets. Both my dad and my step-father served during this time and neither is with us any longer.”

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1947 Photo of Johnnie Price Headstand CJ-2A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That’s some skill right there!

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“1947 Press Photo Johnnie Price baseball entertainer head down on Jeep. This is an original press photo. Johnnie Price. Photo measures 8 x 9.75 inches. Photo is dated 06-01-1947.”

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Sturdee Hardtop Brochure

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

This is the only information I could find on this rare hardtop.

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1950 Photo of Injured – Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Tough day!

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“1950 Press Photo An American jeep patrol returns to friendly lines after ambush. This is an original press photo. An American jeep patrol returns to friendly lines after it was ambushed in the Chungdon-ni area on the Masan battle front. A wounded man sits in the front seat with his head bandaged. Photo measures 8.5 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 08-29-1950.”

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Saturday @ the 2018 FC Roundup in Phoenix

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

I couldn’t attend this year’s FC Roundup, but Joe-in-Mesa filled in and snapped some pics for us. Thanks Joe!

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Joe left and Craig Brockhaus on the right chatting and waiting for the door prizes to be distributed.

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Modified 1965 Wagoneer

• CATEGORIES: Features

Craig shared this Jalopnik article about a modified 1965 Wagoneer that is both retro and a concept.

https://jalopnik.com/the-jeep-wagoneer-roadtrip-is-what-happens-when-you-tak-1823923862

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PHOTO CREDIT: Jalopnik and David Tracy

 
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No Updates Today

• CATEGORIES: Features

No updates today. Next updates Sunday. This weekend is the FC Roundup. Craig Brockhaus took this photo. Looks like a good turnout for Friday so far!

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1961 Brochure Jeeps Vs. Scouts

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: The brochure doesn’t include a DJ-5 or 6, because they didn’t arrive until 1965 (thanks Colin). 

I scooped this brochure off of eBay. Not the back page the brochure shows the “World’s Most Convertible Vehicles”, yet one of the two DJ-3As pictured has a top. Instead, why not include a DJ-5 or 6?
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1966 Smokey The Bear in Jeep Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

The seller has several of these available. They are 6 5/16ths” Wide by 2 1/2″ High.

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“1966 Smokey Bear SEZ: BLOTTER Bookmark
MINT U.S. Ephemera FP-5-4661 CDF
73700-356 6-66 1.000M OSP
Unique US Historical Artifact
Clear and Clean Printing
with vivid Color UN-circulated Mint

Smokey SEZ: (Unique RED JEEP Issue)
PROTECT OUR CHILDREN’S HERITAGE
…BE EXTRA CAREFUL
WITH FIRE!
Prevent Forest Fires!
Smokey Bear
Blotter Bookmark GPO 1960’s
United States Forest Service
U.S. Government Printing Office :1966
MINT Condition UN-Circulated
Limited Supply
Bright Colors Clean and Clear Printing

 
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1940 Photo of Ford Pygmy on eBay

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

This is a great press photo.

“1940- Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy, during initial testing after delivery to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps at Camp Holabird in Baltimore on November 23.Photo measures approx. 7 1/4″ x 10”

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Jeep Family Stamp on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a cool stamp.

“Metal stamp with “The Jeep Family of 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles” slogan. Marked 1694 on one side. Measures approx. 1 3/8” w x 3/4” h. It is used and has ink residue. Please see all pictures for complete description, thanks!”

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James Motor Co.’s Willys Jeep Adv Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

I thought this was a business card at first, but it is 3.5″ x 8″, so it’s much larger than that. There’s nothing on the reverse side.

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“This is an ink blotter advertising James Motor Co. Willys Jeep. It measures 3-1/2″ X 8″.”

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Jeep Contest Winner Prize Maverick on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This was a Maverick-related Jeep contest award item. Anyone know what this is? Seller doesn’t seem to know.

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Danny’s Junk to Jewel Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Danny recently finished the restoration of his jeep (MB?). It only took him two years (“that’s 2 years of hard graft,” he wrote). A recent, unusual storm, in the United Kingdom gave him a chance to snow-test it. Looks like he had fun!

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Farm Collector Article on Jeep Loaders

• CATEGORIES: Features

Dave alerted me to a recent article at Farm Collector about Jeep Loaders by Jim Gay. The Baldwin brochure included in the article is a rare one that I’ve never seen. In the comments section I added links to two additional jeep loaders about which we know very little, but it turns out that there are four that he didn’t mention of which I have information or pics.

FARM COLLECTOR ARTICLE: https://www.farmcollector.com/equipment/jeep-loader-attachments-zm0z18aprzhur

  1. Baldwin Loader30 Baldwin hydraulic loaders front lores
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  3. Morton Loader
    I do not have one of these, but the article does.
  4. Schenecker Loader (differs from the hydraulic lift photographed here)
    I do not have one of these, but the article does.
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  9. A 1955 Willys Product Merchandising Manual mentions a Gran Hydraulic Loader, but I have no other information on it.
 
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1955 Willys Product Merchandising Manual **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $295 or Make Offer.

With 40 chapters, this has a bunch of information.

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1946 Popular Science Steering Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

This April of 1946 article in Popular science highlighted the steering mechanism used on the four wheel steel “Circus” jeeps.

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