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Accessories Special Parts Catalog on eBay **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This sold for $202.50!

This sounds like an interesting catalog.

“Listed here is an RARE ORIGINAL WILLYS MOTORS, INC. “JEEP ACCESSORIES SPECIAL PARTS AND MAJOR ASSEMBLIES for ALL MODELS” list covering years 1946 – 1975. This book is slam packed with information, diagrams, and photographs regarding all accessories parts groups for the above models and includes all optional equipment available for the JEEP including: 3-Point Hitches, Capstan Winches, Bumper Rail Kits, Governor Units, PTO Drives, Tops, Side-steps, Enclosures, Locking Fuel Caps, Power Brakes, Radios, Heaters, Skid Plates, Draw Bars, Hydraulics, etc…. There are 22 pages of information. This is a definite MUST-HAVE for anyone who owns a 1946 – 1975 Jeep models CJ2A, CJ3A, CJ3B, CJ5, CJ6, 475, FC-150, 226, 473, DJ3A, 463.”

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Shriner’s 4-Wheel Steer Jeeps in Boise

• CATEGORIES: Features

Josh was in downtown Boise on Saturday morning with his son watching the holiday parade when two flatfenders appeared. He said they were both named “sidewinder” and both had 4 wheel steer with dual steering wheels.  He said they were going a decent speed doing donuts or driving at an angle.

He snapped the picture below and then found a video of them.  The jeeps show up at the 17 sec mark and then really show at the 44 sec mark. I’ll see if I can dig up some more info on these in the future.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXwWeZW4KF0

 
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August 1941 The Ford Dealer News Issue on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Magazine

The August 1941 issue of The Ford Dealer News includes this image of a Ford Pygmy. There are a variety of articles and other photos also.

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Balsa Wood Jeepster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

I like the box too.

“willys jeepster balsa wood model 1948-1949 it appears that all parts are there.very rare item”

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Bill Mauldin’s Illustrations from “Up Front”

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

John took the time to scan the jeep related pictures from Bill Maudlin’s book “Up Front”.  I’ve posted a couple below.  You can see all of them on John’s Google Page.  In 2010, the US Postal Service honored Bill with his own stamp.

You can find the book “Up Front” on Amazon (both in new and used versions and at Alibris.

Here’s the link to John’s Google Page: https://plus.google.com/photos/104219391648738472802/albums/5813766709364214065?banner=pwa

 
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Wornom Jeep Company Sign on eBay

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

Check out this Wornom Jeep Company Sign that looks in great shape.

“Rare Willys/Jeep Sales and Service Porcelain Sign
Wornom Jeep Co Dealership 27″ x 25″
2 Sided/Heavy Porcelain! – Good Condition/Great Color! – NO RESERVE! – Quick Shipping!”

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RB&W Bolt and Nut Company Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

If Russell, Burdsall & Ward Bolt and Nut Company can help build a jeep, the can surely build your refridgerator!

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Old CJ-5 Key Fob on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Anyone know the history of this unusual key chain fob?

“OLD AND ORIGINAL…AS YOU CAN SEE …THERE IS WEAR.  NOTICE BOTH SIDES”

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Grasshopper Hotwheel on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s another one of these Grasshopper Hotwheels for sale. Here’s a different version of it that was available last month.

“Up for auction is one of several (unplayed with) vintage redline hot wheels I have listed this week. This Particular one is a 1970 GRASS HOPPER with
original button. This Vintage Redline Hot Wheel is in Excellent Condition, “NrMnt”. This Grass Hopper Jeep/Truck has a removable top and 2 motors.
This Vintage Redline along with the others I have listed this week, appears to have NOT been played with. Please look at all the pictures to decide the condition for yourself, and ask any questions before bidding. Payment is to be sent within 3 days after auction ends, and I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. Thanks for looking!”

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1950 Jeepster Ad in French on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This ad was published in Quebec.

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Bill Visits the Fantastic Caverns

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Learn more about the green jeep in the comments section.

Upon learning about the jeep at the Fantastic Cavern’s Visitor Center in Springfield, Missouri, Bill had to see it for himself.  Fortunately for us, he took along his camera.  Since Friday is the official start of the Christmas season, even though ‘Black Friday’ has now leaked into the evening of ‘Turkey, Christmas presents in the back of jeep just seemed a perfect way to launch the season (for us Willys nuts anyway).

Here’s photos of the original jeep.  Bill was told it was a CJ-2A, but it seemed more 3A to him.

Here are some pics of the new propane fueled jeeps:

 
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1947 Willys Prototype Car Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

According to Glenn, “My buddy in Sylvania, Ohio says this car didn’t survive long as it was hit at a railroad crossing. This is the only one they did, announced in a few press outlets, and the project promptly (quietly) abandoned.”

This photo is printed on 16″x20″ paper.

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Willys Overland Aircraft Division Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Glenn spotted this rare badge.  I hadn’t known about the Aircraft Division.

“Up for auction is a Vintage WWII Security ID Badge from Willys Overland Aircraft Division the badge is in great shape please the Badge size is 1-3/4 inches by 2-1/4 inches see the pictures.”

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Male Call Cartoons With Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

John took the time to scan Male Call comic strips that contain jeeps and post them at his google page.  Surprisingly, most of the drawings appear to be Ford GPs. You can view the cover of the book here.

He writes, “My Dad had a copy of this printing of Milt Caniff’s Male Call and had it stashed in the back of a dresser drawer. Fair game for a 12-year-old when I ‘discovered’ it in ’64. Don’t know what happened to his copy. Saw a copy on Amazon and grabbed it. I scanned all the images that include all or part of a Jeep in the strip. Consider this a fresh look, enjoy!”

You can see all John scanned here

 
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An Unstoppable Brochure from 1965 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’d like to see more of this one.

“Vintage original brochure, very good condition. I believe this brochure is from 1965 if I am reading the printing code right.”

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1968 Remco Mighty Mike Skyway with Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I thought I had posted this already, but don’t think i had. Anyway, starting price is only $20.

“Vintage 1968 REMCO Mighty Mike Cobra Skyway Balancing Kit Set with original box and instructions. Has all of the original parts except 1 metal weight. There are no cracks or breaks on any part. The set never came with a Mighty Mike but I will also include a Mighty Mike Jeep body in nice shape (no chassis). Original box has tape but it is all there, no inserts. Everything will be bubble wrapped to prevent damage in shipping and all voids filled to prevent any rattling. Can be wrapped in heavy shipping paper for 3 pounds shipping or in a box for 5 pounds shipping. Quoted shipping price is for 5 lbs, will be less for 3 lbs.”

 
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1955 DJ-3A Owners Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This rare owner’s manual is in good condition.

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Tonka Wrecker with an Original Box on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This has already hit $110 . . .

“if your looking for a very nice Antique or Vintage 1960,s Tonka Jeep Wrecker diecast model toy this is it! this is a 1960’s Model Jeep Wrecker made by Tonka toys. it is about 10 inches long by 6 inches high,and about 5 iches wide something like a 1/16 scale. this vintage collectors Jeep is very rare it is almost like in new condition,only for a few small spots of paint missing and they are very small. and this also comes with its original Box and is also in good condition and its rare to find a Jeep in this condition with a original box this nice also. I have added many pictures to show how nice this Jeep is and there is no rust at all on it also as you can see from top to bottom of Jeep. I am selling this for a friend that needs money pretty bad or he would not be wiiling to sell this special Jeep, for he was giving this from his Grandmother in the early 1960’s and has kept it in storage and never really played with it, it also has the original string and hook from the Jeeps wrecker. he going to star it at a great starting price well below its worth.”

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Joseph buys his first car, a 1951 Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Willys Wagons

Joseph might look pretty young to own his first vehicle, but after a trip to Moab with his dad Pete, who runs the OWF, to attend the 2012 Willys Overland Rally Joseph caught a bad case of the Willys sickness. As his father knows to well, there is no cure for this dreaded disease.  With Joseph’s fate sealed, he decided to buy a wagon with his own money that he could rebuild himself (with some help from dad).

The wagon needs plenty of work, so they located a good donor frame that’s already been modified and strengthened, saving them lots of time and work.  They have collected some ’76 Wagoneer axles, XJ rear and YJ front springs to fit the already modified frame.  They also have located a variety of additional parts to help round out Joseph’s project.

You can follow Joseph’s build here: http://oldwillysforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3549

Good luck Joseph!  I’m sure you’ll learn a lot 🙂

 
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Pete’s drive in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Pete from the OldWillysForum took a break from life and headed to the hills of Stanley, Idaho, with his wagon and a GoPro Hero2 camera. I’m going to check into getting one of those cameras.

Here are two more videos:

 
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Dr. Pepper & Willys MAs Sign **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I was telling Ann about the Pepsi Surreys, so she asked about Dr. Pepper and Jeeps.  This was all I found.  This sign is from around 1998.

“Newer metal advertising sign for dr pepper still wrapped in plastic dated 1998 great sign for garage barn kitchen wherever measures 17 x 10 1/2″ no reserve”

 
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Photo of Willys Cars from 1903 – 1955 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This pictorial shows Willys passenger cars, including the Jeepster and the Wagon, from 1903 through 1955.  I don’t see any size indication for this.

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1973 Jeepster Postcard **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This has a Willys Overland Jeepster Club stamp.

“PRIVATE MINTED POST CARD OF THE WILLYS OVERLAND JEEPSTER CLUB FEATURING A WILLYS JEEPSTER ADVERTISEMENT ON FRONT. ITEM MAILED WITH MESSAGE BETWEEN TWO CLUB MEMBERS. POST CARD IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.”

 

 
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Willys Jeep Truck Cars Patch on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

Here’s a cool old patch.

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Surrey Friction Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .

Here’s a neat friction Surrey Jeep.

“Vintage Pink Surrey Willies Overland Jeep CJ Wrangler Scale Metal Friction Model!
Please view the images for condition.

Here we have an awesome tin friction car modeled after some old Jeep, not sure of the exact model. Friction motor was locking up at first but appears fine now and seems to work alright. Looks like there may have been a top over the passenger compartment at one time as there are six of the typical tin holes for extra parts to fit into on the rear of the jeep and the windshield frame. Overall great condition, might need some cleaning in the tight areas and does show some minimal wear. No maker mark or country of origin stamp on this one. Totally excellent jeep!!”

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