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A Utility Wagon Utilized

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons

I was out shopping in Kennewick on Thursday when I ran across this hard working wagon. The owner must have been busy in the nearby Target Store. The carrier on top of the wagon held two ladders, rope, lights, and a tube.




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CJ-2A at Desert Queen Ranch

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Roy shared a link on Facebook’s Jeep Thing. It was part of a Desert Queen Ranch at Joshua Tree National Park. If you want to see the jeep in person make sure to get reservations, because you have to be part of a guided tour.


From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Desert_Queen_Ranch_-_Willy%27s_Jeep.jpg)

Here’s a neat link that shows a panorama which includes the jeep. Below is a partial photo from that panorama. It’s a perspective you don’t normally see.



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WWII Jeep in China

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This late 1940s(?) photo shows a Navy Shore-Patrol jeep leading a truck carrying a Seahawk through the streets of china. These planes are being shipped from Shanghai to Kiangwan Air Base.



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The O.E. Szekely and Associates Mobile APU Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’ve been polishing an article related to the O.E.Szekely and Associates Mobile Auxiliary Power Unit. One of the interesting things that this brochure from a late 1940s Willys Overland Equipment Book notes is that there are two types of Units. The “B” unit is designed for aircraft service and produces only DC power (28 1/2 volts), while the “C” unit produced DC and AC.

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1962 Wagon Parkway Westville, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000

(11/15/2013) This looks fine. Check out the back of this wagon. Is it possibly a traveller?

“1962 willys hot rod on a chevy blazer chassis with a chevy 350 engine and trans lots of chrome and aluminum on the engine has a/c and heating custom interior VERY NICE…$16,000.00 OR TRADE FOR NICE TOW TRUCK”


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National Park Service Archive Aleutian Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s a neat photo from the NPS archives which appears to show a GPW (based on the bumper) parked in front of a B-25H. This was possibly taken in the Aleutians somewhere.


nps-jeep-b25h-alaskaHere’s a photo of Howard Erwin Rummel in front of a jeep from the same archives:



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Still from the 1955 Movie “Jump Into Hell” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Never heard of the movie “Jump into Hell“.


This vintage original still shows a VERY RARE photo of JACQUES SERNAS (second soldier from the left) and other soldiers firing their guns from the cover of an ARMY JEEP.

Moviephoto from the movie: Jump Into Hell: The Gallant Stand At Dienbienphu
Year of the photo: 1955
Size of the photo: Approximately 8 x 10”

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1946 Jantzen ad with Willy MB Slat Grille on eBay

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

Not too many ads with a Slat Grille MB in them.

“This is an original 1946 print ad for Jantzen clothes! It measures approximately 13.25″ x 10.25″ overall, has no tears, with a light stain in the top edge; comes from a dry, high-altitude, smoke-free environment, and is strictly graded ”

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Jeeps on a Float

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Jerry forwarded this unusual photo of three jeeps on a parade float.


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Radio Jeep at an Airfield in England Circa 1944

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Leo found this photo in the US National Archives. He writes, “I found this incredible picture of an airfield Jeep somewhere in England in WW2. I don’t see invasion stripes on the planes wings, so it must be while training before the invasion june ’44. The C47 Skytrain has its hook lowered and is about to hook on to the towline of the CG4 Waco glider in the front. The radio equipped Jeep is probably guiding the pilot of the C47. It must have been quite a ride to be snatched by a hurtling C47….”


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Truck at Hartselle, AL

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks

Tim forwarded these pics of an early truck he found outside Mack’s Paint and Body shop in Hartselle, AL. It’s even sporting a Christmas Wreath on the grille.

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FC with Utility Bed in Bluray Man of Steel Trailer

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Rich spotted this FC with what appears to be a Utility Bed in the Bluray version of the Man of Steel Trailer. I looked through a couple trailers on youtube, without success.



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1942 Ad Announcing Tenite Steering Wheels on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Based on the ad, the armed forces were using Tenite widely by 1942. In this case, the ad announces the use of the plastic as steering wheels for jeeps.

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1943 Photo of Jeeps Delivering Mail on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This convoy of jeeps is delivering mail to American Troops stations in New Guinea. The photo was taken by the Signal Corps March 28, 1943.

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1943 Photo of a Jeep Crossing River on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s a June 19th, 1943, photo issued by the Department of Information, Commonwealth of Australia, that shows a jeep going across the river on a pontoon ferry.

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Jeeping at Copper Creek in the Snow

• CATEGORIES: Features

Last week Troy and some friends were jeeping in the snow at Copper Creek in Washington State. They were kind of looking for Christmas trees, but it was more about playing. Looks like a fun time.


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Looking for DJ-3A Fastback Style Top Measurements

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Charles spotted the 2010 post below that shows a DJ-3A auctioned on eBay from Massachusetts. Anyone recognize it or know the previous or current owner?


UPDATE: Bill tells me they are also looking for pictures of any surviving examples of tops and the bows themselves. The bows are the most important item they need to duplicate. The top is something we can construct but without a correct set of bows we won’t be on the mark. 

Bill and Charles are seeking the measurements for the DJ-3A Fastback Style Top like the one shown below. There’s currently a thread about it here http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_Board/index.php?showtopic=5356, but so far no one has had any luck finding them.

As I look at these two pictures, it appears to me that top folded up like a Jeepster top. I’ve never noticed that before. I’ve never run across one of these tops in the real world, only in brochures or press photos.

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Loose Fitting Jeep Postcard on eBay

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

This looks modeled after a BRC-40. I guess “Janet” never got her postcard.

“Military Comic Postcard WWII jeep army soldier scout driver Artway Cards Vintage”

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Postcard of Soldiers in Jeep are Waving at Lady on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s another rare postcard.

“Military Comic Postcard WWII linen sexy lady army soldier jeep Art Tone AC-9 cancel 3/26/1942 Tulsa OK”

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“The Jeep Peeps” Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

That seems to be one happy jeep.

“Military Comic Postcard WWII linen “The Jeep Peeps” sexy lady army jeep Worrell cancel 1942 Monroe Louisiana LA free frank”

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Photo of Modified Airport FC-170

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

Bob spotted this photo of a FC-170 built for airports. It’s caption read “New for 1957”. Like the CJ-5 and Jeep Truck airport vehicles, this likely had dual tanks, possibly for water, de-ice or refuse. Here are more examples at the CJ-3B page: http://cj3b.info/Literature/AircraftSupport.html


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Postcard of WAC Women Driving Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“Military Comic Postcard WWII linen WAC women army jeep soldier #427 Vintage”


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Unusual ‘Peep’ Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

That ‘peep’ is an odd jeep.

“Military Comic Postcard WWII linen army soldier jeep Colourpicture #339 Vintage cancel 7/8/1947 Alexandria Louisiana LA”

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1946 Photo Showing Jeeps at Ashiya Base on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Makes you wonder what happened to these jeeps.

“US Army Air Force Photo—-
From Ed Austin 71st A.E.S. WWII 1946-47 postwar occupation of Japan Photo Album,
stationed at Fukuoka, Honsu Japan, Ashiya AAB Cantonment
Ashiya Army Air Base
nice photo size 3″ x 4 1/4″”

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1962 Malathion Spraying Ad with Flattie **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Give the year of the ad, the use of a CJ-2A sprayer in the ad seems odd.

“1962 Jeep mounted Spraying for Mosquitos Photo Vintage Malathion Ad”