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1944 Photo of Elizabeth McDougald in Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

An October 21, 1944, photo and caption of Elizabeth McDougald of New York City highlighted her appointment to “London’s first Negro-staffed club, the Duchess”. She’d been appointed direct of the Red Cross club. Some letters by Ms. McDougald to military officers related to racial issues can be found here. A great deal of detailed information about her was uncovered through an auction purchase and subsequent research by Sherry Howard.

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Trade: 1913 S76 Roaders For 2A/3A/3B maybe MB/GPW Boone, NC

• CATEGORIES: Features

Alan is looking to trade a 1913 S76 Roadster project for some type of Flatfender. Interested parts can contact him via email (kikistj @ charter.net … remove spaces around the @) or by phone  828 406 0638.

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The history of this car is that there was only four 4 ever made. One was crashed and scrapped, one was rebuilt and now in England, and one is currently at Goodwood racing circuit, And, an  engine is in a museum in Italy. Mine is a replica.  Parts are very hard to find from 1913, with most needing to be fabricated, but it runs real good and stops good, and is drivable .

What I am looking for is a CJ-2A, CJ-3B or a rough MB modified is ok. Non running is ok, too, but it must be complete. I can get a trailer to move both items and they can be within 500 miles of Boone North Carolina, maybe a little more covering Virginia, Tennessee, south Carolina some in Georgia and of course North Carolina. I place my value about $3000, but a trade would be preferable.

It my untrained eye, it looks similar to this 1911 Fiat S76:

 
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Replacement MB Tub Sanyston, NJ $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Parts

According to the text of the ad, the price was $2000, but has been dropped to $1800.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/montague-willys-jeep-body/7115250697.html

“1942-45 -Willys MB Jeep Tub J believe it’s an MD Juan body tub based on toe boards New Condition.
Two spots with very light superficial surface rust will come right off
Will also trade for MD Juan 42 script Ford GPW tub

(Now $1800.00 Firm $600.00 of Cost of a new one plus shipping to you”

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CJ-3B (And Other Parts) Wheatland, VA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Not sure how much value is here.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pts/d/waterford-willys-jeep-and-parts/7109404649.html

“jeep and parts.
many other parts available too but only for Jeeps older than 1972
make an offer”

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Hy Lo Pump Hydraulic Pump Question

• CATEGORIES: Features

Dan Moreton asked a question that I can’t answer. Anyone have thoughts? You can contact him directly here ttlmidcounty @ gmail.com (remove spaces around the @)

“I have a 1967 Power King Tractor that utilizes the large Square Model Jeep Hy-Lo Hydraulic pump to lift/lower the plow. It has a 1/4″ intake and output that connects to a dual action hydraulic cylinder. The unit is well suited for this operation.

I have a manual hitch and wanted to make it hydraulic. I saw a Jeep Hi-Lo self contained unit UHT 37046. When it arrived I noted it was smaller,( almost square) had almost identical hardware and fitting on top except it only has one 1/4″ street elbow.

How do I connect this unit to operate a dual action hydraulic cylinder? This tractor is my first experience with hydraulics so keep that in mind when you answer.”

 
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Gran Manufacturing’s Hydraulic Loader

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE II: Todd’s got a near complete version fo the loader/fork lift. You can review all the photos along with a brochure that accompanied it on this page: http://www.willys-overland.com/forklift/

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Todd Paisley’s Gran Hydraulic Forklift / Loader

UPDATE: Barry shared a link to the video, likely from late 1954 or early 1955, below that demonstrates the Gran Loader in action between minutes 9:24 to 9:50.

In October of 1954, Willys Motors announced the introduction of the Gran Manufacturing Hydraulic Loader. The Loader was unique in that it was essentially a rear facing forklift attached to a jeep. It was available in two sizes, one with 108″ lift capability and a smaller one with 69.5″ lift capability, and in two styles, adjustable or non-adustable forks. One feature noted was that it ONLY took 8 hours to install, which made it pretty much a permanent jeep feature it would seem to me.

Gran Manufacturing was based in Perrysburg, Ohio, but I couldn’t uncover any more information about that company. Below are some brochures that depict the loader.

Note that the 1954 brochure is from a series of photos on eBay that were taken at angles. I straightened them out to make them more readable, but the quality is still pretty poor.

This first image is out of the 1955 Specialize Equipment Booklet.

The October 29, 1954 Willys Motors announcement of the Gran Manufacturing rear facing fork lift:

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1954 partial brochure from Gran Manufacturing (view a better, complete scanned version here at the bottom of Todd’s page) :

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1951 Photo of MPs Managing Traffic on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The windshield frame appears to have a taller tube attached. I wonder if they were setup to use a CJ top of some type?

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“1951 Press Photo American MPs & jeep somewhere in Korea. Photo measures 9 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 3-2-1951.”

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Dealer’s Choice Maverick Contest Award(?) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

What exactly is this item? Is it a tie clip? A money clip? It’s at least 5″ long. It was given away as part of the Maverick promotion. But, what is it? It’s priced at $26 +$8 for shipping.

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Willys New Car Order Booklet on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This is an odd thing that Willys Auto folks might find interesting. I’d think they would have had something similar for jeeps??

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“Vintage 1952 Willys New Car Orders Motors Jeep Dealer Parts List book original. Condition is Used”

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Kelly Manufacturing Hub Brochure

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

This 8.5″ x 11″ brochure from Kelly Manufacturing is from approximately 1960.

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1957 Shenco Full Cab Enclosure Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Better quality scans have replaced the poorer images.

This rare 1-page Shenco sales brochure demonstrates that the Cab Enclosure Hardtop was available outside the military, which I hadn’t known. This does explain why we’ve seen this version of a top on some non-military vehicles.
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Random Jeepster Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster, Old Images

Some random vintage photos of Jeepsters on eBay:

  1. 1950 Press Photo — 1950 OH Horse Raiser Howard Gustin n Jeepster Daughter on Palomino:
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  2. 1950s Photos with Jeepster:
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  3. Another photo from the same shoot as above:
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  4. No date on this photo, but the photo identifies it as a 1950 Jeepster:
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  5. 1948 Photo that might have been taken in Michigan:
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  6. This color photo is actually a calendar page 10″ x 14″:
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  7. There might be some grille damage on this Jeepster:
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1944 Photo of Duffield Intermediate School and Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The Duffield Intermediate School was featured in this January 29, 1944, photo in the Detroit Tribune after successfully enough war bonds and stamps to buy a jeep.

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Built-to-Order Bed Extenders Gainesville, GA $450

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

These might be based on the Koenig bed extender (see a variety of extenders here). I’ve not interacted with the seller and have not seen one in person yet. Has anyone ordered one of these?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2499950016884911/

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“Listing for a friend that is not on FB. Built Willys Jeep Extend A Bed. 7 cubic ft more room!! Will fit CJ models 2a, 3a, 3b, 5, 6. I had this made exactly from an original 1946 extend a bed. For sale is the base and sides only. Included are nuts and bolts for mounting. Price does not include shipping. Send me your address for shipping quote. Local Pick up is available. These are made to order.”

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1955 Jeep Specialized Vehicles And Equipment

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Seems I had scans of this 1955 Jeep Specialized Vehicles And Equipment brochure after all (not sure where I got them). The brochure is twenty-eight pages, but does not have a Form number (confirmed by the order form in this post).

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WANTED: Photo of an Early Monroe 3-Point Lift Tag

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted

Ted Jordan is hoping to find a good photo of a data tag from an early Monroe 3-Point Lift. Apparently, the early lifts did not have stampings; instead they had a tag attached as shown in the poor photo below. Ted would like to get a good photo of one so he can have the tag recreated. If you have something, either comment below, email me d @ deilers.com or email Ted direction willysted @ charter.net.

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Jeep Family of 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicles in Public Service Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure (form W-991-5) is currently priced at $18.99 with free shipping (or make offer). You could probably offer $15 and get it (I made an offer on a different brochure from the same seller and knocked off a few bucks). You can review all 25 pages here.

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1945 Photo of A.J.W in Front of His Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wish they would have provided the full name of the soldier.

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“1945 Press Photo a soldier in his combat gear poses beside his jeep. This is an original press photo. A J.W. in front of his jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-13-1945.”

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1944 Article w/ Picture of a Jeep Called Buzz Bomb

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

Just one update Sunday, next updates Monday.

This jeep was painted by Pfc. Joseph Chesley, who’s come up with some creative jeep names. This article appeared in the December 22, 1944, issue of the Arizona Blade-Tribune.

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Photo of Sailors, Jeep, and Irish Boys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No date on this photo from Ireland. Are the uniforms unique enough to date the photo?

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“Photo shows the Irish young boys are studying mechanism of an American jeep. – Vintage photograph. While two Americans sailors recapture a bit of home by watching a game of American baseball at a Northern Ireland naval base, these Irish boys vastly prefer to study the mechanism of an American jeep.Keywords: people, men, sailors, American, sitting, watching, jeep, match, Irish, boys, children, together, mechanism, together, enjoying, smiling. Size of photo 6.8″ x 4.8″.”

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Willys-Overland Tire Sidewall and Radiator Flush on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury spotted these items. The 1/4 jeep looks almost like a high-hood, but given a Jeepster is shown, I’m guess it is actually a 2A or 3A. I would guess these are 1949 or 1950 containers.

View all the information on eBay.

“Vintage Jeep Willys Overland Tins Radiator Flush White Sidewall Cleaner. Both are full”

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“J” Cap Hubcaps Spokane, WA $120

• CATEGORIES: Features

Did we ever determine the origin of these hubcaps? A similar use of the “J” logo was used on Cutlas hubcaps, but the hubcap was much more plain and the lettering was black, not red. A similar set was for sale in Florida back in 2017. I checked the Brian Chuchua and Conferr catalogs, but there’s sign of them in there.

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1970s Kayline Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an undated tri-fold brochure that I would guess is from the mid 1970s.

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1976 Kayline Tops, Accessories, and Parts Price List

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This four page price list shows just how large Kayline’s offerings were by 1976.

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1974 Kelly Tire Carrier Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Kelly brochure provides a good closeup on how the tire carrier mounted to the rear of the jeep. You can see that it bolted to both tailgate hinges and to the center. (view more rear tire carriers/jerry can carriers here)
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