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1958 German CJ-3B Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, International

This is the first German 3B manual that I’ve seen. I’m not sure how many of these re still out there.

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“Original Willys 1958 CJ-3B reprint in size A5
Original reprint of the Jeep Willys manual in original size A5: manual for the vehicle owner of the famous Willys Jeep.”

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Cutlas Power-Lock Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury spotted this Power-Lock Brochure on eBay. I bought one of these a couple months ago from the same seller (scans below):

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1958 Photo of the FC Leveloder

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This press photo was sold back in 2013. The image has been recently circulating on Facebook, but without the description (though as Mike pointed out to me, it is a brief description).

Marc forwarded this rare photo of a unique FC.

“This is an old Chicago Sun-Times staff photo of the very unique Thompson Jeep Leveloader Truck in Action. See the Scans. Measures 8″ x 10″.”

1958-fc-leveloader-hyrdraulic1The company also built a leveloder out of a Chevrolet truck. This brochure is on Amazon. This brochure better shows on the truck can shift from being level with a loading dock to being level with a sidewalk.

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1958 FC-170 Mulberry, FL $4500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

This cool-looking oddball is a long-parked FC that has a hunting bed on the back.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1815171195302244/

“1958 Jeep fc170 with hunting bed Truck has been parked since 1976 Will need brakes,tires gas tank, carb rebuilt ect but is pretty much complete Has a little bit of rust here and there but a good solid truck for the most part Has a super hurricane 6cyl flat head and a 3 speed manual Pto winch 4×4 Clean Fl title asking 4500 obo or possibly trade for something cool that runs and drives no bikes or boats”

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National Guard’s Red Feather “Flying Squadron”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

In 1948, the Massachusetts National Guard used two jeeps adorned with giant red feathers to aid community communications as part of a community Red Feather Campaign. This news was reported in the November 06, 1949, issue of the Boston Globe. Unfortunately, I could not track down a color image of this jeep.

Clipping from The Boston Globe - Newspapers.com

 
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July 1945 Press Release Photo #7

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

Photo #7 from the July 1945 Willys-Overland press kit shows a PTO powered mobile wood saw.

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Newcomer Racing’s Straight Six 861HP Mods

• CATEGORIES: Features

Jerry shared this article about New Comer Racing’s attempt to add some power to the Jeeps’ 4.0L inline six workhorse. The result is a 861HP thoroughbred. Now, how long such an engine could bear that HP is less clear.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36982/tuner-pushes-the-legendary-jeep-4-0-liter-straight-six-all-the-way-to-861-hp

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Blue Jeep Matchbook Cover on eBay

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

This matchbook is interesting in that there’s no dealer name printed on it. We’ve seen another example of this same matchbook earlier this year.

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For comparison, this one was on eBay in 2019 with Wasson Motor Sales printed on it:

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Year? CJ-5 Brochure from Switzerland

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

There’s not specific year printed on this CJ-5 brochure out of Switzerland. I’m guessing circa 1958 given the blue jeep logo.

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #6

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Photo #6 from the July 1945 Willys-Overland press kit is this iconic photo of a CJ-2 pulling a trailer full of hay.

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FC PTO Mechanical Drawings on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

There are three different auctions for FC-170-related PTO mechanical drawings.

  1. 1963 FC-170 PTO Drawings $29.95:
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    ‘Jeep’ FC-170
    PTO INSTALLATION
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  2. 1960 FC-150 PTO Drawings $39.95:Mechanical Drawing
    WILLYS MOTORS
    FC-150 P T O INSTALL
    This original Mechanical drawing measures about 21 ½ x 11 inches
    Dated 9-16-60
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  3. 1960 FC-170 PTO Drawings $39.95:
    “Mechanical Drawing
    WILLYS MOTORS
    FC-170 P T O INSTALL
    This original Mechanical drawing measures about 21 ½ x 11 inches
    Dated 9-16-60”
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Aug 1948 Jeep Stand-Off at Potsdamer Platz

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

An August 23, 1948, article in the Tampa Times shared the news of an American and Soviet jeep standoff in Potsdamer Platz as tensions ran high between the East and West. I’d say tensions were high!

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The above photo was part of this larger story:

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1946 Article on Lincoln’s New Police Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This February 9, 1946, article shares the news of the Lincoln, Nebraska, police department’s new surplus jeeps. These war surplus jeeps out of nearby Fort Crook were equipped with radios obtained from the Omaha police department.

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Photo of M-606(?) with Extender and Little Girl

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Steve spotted this photo taken on September 10, 1968, in Encarnacion, Paraguay. Given the military tank, I was thinking this might be a M-606. However, this does have a PTO bar. Though it has “WILLYS” badges on the tailgate and hood, it appears these are actually a separate plate that’s been added. The rear seat looks like some kind of sideways seat.

 
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July 1945 Press Release Photo #5

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

This photo, marked as photo #5, shows the versatility of the jeep by demonstrating how it can become a mobile spraying device.

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Jeep Ads Puzzle From Eurographics $16.90

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s a 1000-piece puzzle made up of jeeps ads from across the last few decades. The puzzle ships from the UK.

View all the information on eBay (There are several puzzle sellers on eBay) (also on Amazon for $20)

“Jeep Advertising 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Collectible 19×27 New Sealed. Condition is New. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.”

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Circa 1960 Willys Jeep Feuerwehrfahrzeuge Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This four-page brochure “Willys Jeep Feuerwehrfahrzeuge” comes from Switzerland. It’s got some vehicles modified for fire departments. These are some cool rigs. Page 3 shows a unique crew-cab FC-170 with a back cab separated from the front.

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #4

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

This photo, marked as photo #4, shows a prototype CJ-2 pulling a spring tooth cultivator.
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Sept 1957 Willys Export Oil Industry Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This unusual brochure came from Switzerland. The form number is OFS-9-57-X, with the X indicating it is an export brochure. This brochure contains a surprising amount of text. On the very last page of the brochure is a small image of another brochure, one I haven’t seen (see the very bottom image of this post).

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This is the fully opened section of the brochure.

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1949 Photo of Koreans Inspecting a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The US and South Korea must have been expecting conflict, as this photo was taken a year after South Korea (The Republic of Korea) formed, but a year. before North Korea attacked the South.

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“1949 Press Photo M/Sgt. Wilkerson displays the Jeep engine to Korean soldiers. This is an original press photo. U.S. Military Advisory Group to Korea is training the Korean Security Forces to maintain the Republic’s Internal Order, Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty. This training is being conducted at the request of the Korean government until such time that this country can maintain its own security. The Advisory Group consists of approximately 500 officers and men commanded by Brig. Gen. William Roberts. The training chiefly consists of familiarization with modern equipment and modern techniques. M/Sgt. Floyd Wilkerson, 404th Ordnance Battalion, explains to Korean soldiers about the functioning of the Jeep Engine. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-18-1949.”

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1945 Signal Corps Video Footage

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This combat footage begins with footage of the rear of a jeep.

 
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Oakdale Minnesota’s CJ-3A Fire Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

The Oakdale Minnesota fire department was formed in 1953 with one old CJ-3A Fire jeep and some Fords. The below poor-quality still was taken from a history video of the Oakdale fire department. It shows the CJ-3A.

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August 1948 Joe Drew Fishing Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Joe Drew outfitted a series of wagon modifications that are highlighted in this brochure. I tried to learn more about Joe Drew, but didn’t have any luck. This is form number: 4x463SW-M2-50M-8-48. It is a tri-fold brochure that also folds out to create a single large image.

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This is the page when the tri-fold portion is fully opened.
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This is the full center page:

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This is the back side when the brochure is fully opened:

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #3

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo, marked as photo #3, shows prototype CJ-2 X59 at New Hudson. The caption discuses the Ginsu-like qualities of the jeep on the farm: It can mow, disk, rake, trash and probably slice and dice with the right attachments.

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WWII Jeep Model Lighter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This lighter is a little more detailed than the ones I have.

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