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1944 Five Army Auto-Mechanics Courses on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

How cool are these? I just won them on eBay at a bargain. I’ll review them and see if there is anything interesting in here.

“MY HUSBAND IS GETTING RID OF HIS REPAIR MANUALS. THIS IS AN VERY OLD SET OF MANUALS WRITTEN FOR THE ARMY-NAVY-MARINE CORPS-COAST GUARD. THESE FIVE BOOKS ARE MARKED A SELF TEACHING COURSE. WRITTEN IN 1944 BY RAY F. KUNS. I WILL DESCRIBE EACH BOOK. THEY ARE ALL DEEFINATELY USED. WE HAVE A 1946 WILLYS JEEP CJ2A SO HE HAS USED THESE. PLEASE SEE ALL OF MY AUCTIONS.

1. C0URSE 1-THE ENGINE – BOOK IS MISSING BACK COVER AND FRONT IS SOILED. NO TORN OR MISSING PAGES.

2. COURSE 2-COOLING, LUBRICATION, AND FUEL SYSTEMS. SOME WATER DAMAGE ON PAGES. BUT COVERS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE. NO TEARS OR MISSING PAGES.

3. COURSE 3-AUTOMATIC ELECTRICITY-WATER DAMAGE AND CREASES ON FRONT AND BACK COVERS-NO TEARS OR MISSING PAGES. BACK COVER HAS A SMALL TEAR.

4. COURSE 4-THE POWER FLOW. MISSING FRONT AND BACK COVERS BUT NO TORN PAGES OR MISSING PAGES.

5. COURSE 5-CHASSIS UNITS. FRONT AND BACK COVERS ARE SOILED BUT NO MISSING OR TORN PAGES.”

 
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Video Report on MD Juan

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve spotted this YouTube video segment about MD Juan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlILVINpOkk&feature=related

 
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Women Legionnaires Jeep Stickers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Women & Jeeps

These are unusual.

“Very old jeep decal for the American Legion affiliated womens organization “Twenty and Four, The Honor Society of Women Legionnaires”. The installation instructions are on the back along with the manufacturers name and address which predates zip codes, so this must be from the early 1960s at the latest. It is 6 1/2″ by 4″ and has two jeep decals. The lower left corner has been bent once. Otherwise this great image would be excellent.”

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Turret Jeep Toy by Illco on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This is the first I’ve seen one of  these.

“vintage (late 60’s, early 70’s) illco toy battery operated army turret jeep, multi action with real ‘ack-ack’ sound machine gun, tested but not working consistently (maybe a loose wire connection, typical for these kind of vintage toys, battery compartment clean), measures about 10.5″ long, comes with original box that is in great condition with very little wear, great display piece. This piece is beautiful and looks brand new. I have not seen many like it and it would make a great addition to a collection. Bid with confidence, I only sell high quality vintage items.”

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Jeep Pan Brush on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE:  I read fan, but Randy correctly read Pan.  Now, I see it was even in the description as pan. 🙂

“ANTIQUE JEEP PAN BRUSH 1914 SMALL BRUSH WITH BLUE WOOD HANDLE AND IT IS A WIRE BRUSH. NICE VINTAGE AUTOMOTIVE BRUSH. NOT SURE FROM WHAT YEAR. HAS NUMBER 1914 ON THE HANDLE ALSO.”

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Unusual Business Card Holder

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This is a neat business card holder.

“This is a New very high quality and beautifully sculpted Pewter Business card holder. This sits on your desk and you put your business cards in it. It is a very catchy little model. I have one on my parts counter and get comments daily about it. It is very detailed all the way down to the combat wheel bolts and radiator fins. These are all hand made and are three inches wide and two inches deep and 1 3/4 tall. They hold around 15 cards. I have a very limited supply of these so don’t miss your chance at a very cool little model. These are very classy! QTM Parts”

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Ford GPA SEEPs in Action

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I found this neat video of SEEPS in action on YouTube. The look like they are going faster than I thought they would travel.

 
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1994 Wrangler Fire Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

It isn’t  Willys, but it is a cool fire jeep.

“This is a very unique, 100% functional Fire Truck.The title reads as a 1994 Jeep Grass Fire Truck.The logos from the former Fire Dept is off, therefore you can put your own on it.All the lights & sirens work great!This is a rust free jeep.The entire under body and all the inside floors is rubber coated to prevent rust.This truck runs & drives like new,very nice jeep wrangler!This Fire Truck was well maintained and always kept indoors.

Due to it coming from the fire Dept. the title reads as rebuilt salvage because they rebuilt the Jeep into a Fire Truck.This truck was built heaver to hold the 100 + gallon water tank.This truck is a great investment to your Fire Dept or to you as a collector item,whatever you would like to use it as!

* Gall’s Street Thunder Sirene
* Poly Tank (Water or Foam)
* Water Pump with a Honda GX 160 5.5HP Motor
* Hannany Reel
* 4 Cylinder
* 5 Speed
* 4 Wheel Drive
* 113,000 miles
* New Tires”

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Unusual Wagon – Flattie Photograph

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

How about this unusual rig. It looks like it is part woody and part MB. There was no caption included.

 
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1955 CJ-5 Foldout Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

There are two of these for sale.

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1950s Truck Foldout Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This looks in good shape.

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1991 Las Vegas Jeep Club Jeep Jamboree T-Shirt **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an unusual t-shirt that celebrated the 20th annual Las Vegas Jeep Jamboree in 1991.

“Vintage 1991 Las Vegas 20Th Annual Jeep Club Jamboree Dumont T-Shirt – size L

Item is in very good (or better) pre-owned condition.

Item has printing on one side only.

Nice condition, no stains, tears, rips, holes (unless pointed out above).
Minor general signs of use can be expected, but none the less a very nice gently used item.”

 
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1957 Service Brochure featuring a CJ-5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is a neat mailer.

“Original mailer non color folder , 8.5 x 3.5 folded , 8.5 x 11 unfolded . Shows Jeep from Russ Cooley Service Station , Hillcrest , Binghamton , New York.”

 
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Pascal’s Newest Jeep . . . A rare DJ-6?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features • TAGS: .

Pascal just purchased this jeep.  Though it is four wheel drive, the serial number suggests it is a DJ-6.  I looked up the serial number and I found one site that suggests the serial number is a DJ-6.  Anyone know the DJ-6 serial numbers?

Pascal writes, ” I’m writing to you because I bought another jeep last weekend. (Yep my wife is still loving me…for how long? For a jeep life I hope!).  I’m pretty sure that’s a DJ-6 1965 even if seller told me that was a CJ-6 1962. Serial number is 8605 10062. It’s also stamped on the frame.

It has two fuel tanks. It looks original. It also has 4×4 and I think a Meyer hard top. The mileage reads 29xxx miles. The motor’s serial number is 4J418884.”

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CJ-5, DJ-5, CJ-6, DJ-6 Spec Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-6, CJ5, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features

UPDATE: These sold on eBay.

I believe this answers my question about the DJ-6 serial number.  The DJ-6 model number is referred to as 8605.

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Doug and the Old CJ a Book by Bill Nelson

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Books, Features

UPDATE:  Bill has an updated price structure for his book.

On Amazon paperback—$12.95 plus shipping
On Amazon Kindle—$2.00
From Author—$10. It will cover book and shipping. I will autograh it if they tell me who to sign it for. It must be cash , check or money order. (I can’t do pay pal)
My address is:
Bill Nelson
1208 Green Lane
Chester Springs, PA 19425
email Bill at brillx@yahoo.com.

(10/31/2012) A couple weeks ago Glenn wrote me about a book he ran across call the “Doug and the Old CJ” by Bill Nelson.  Based on Glenn’s recommendation, I wrote Bill and recently received a signed copy of my own.  I still have a few books in front of it, but I’ll write a review once I finish it. I leafed through the book and it includes a nice collection of illustrations, too.

Bill published the book in 2009 and according to him, ” It was loosely based on my boy’s adventures with a 1960 cj5. Beyond a good kids story, I tried to present many mentoring lessons, shop safety, thinking out problems, it is ok to get flustered when talking to a girl, the proper way to talk to a girl, the value of knowledge, setting goals,and general constructive living.”

 
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It’s Halloween Time

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ann’s mom really likes Halloween.  Drop by and get some candy, if you dare . . .

Ann’s mother Rosemary preparing Dracula (he sits up and then lays back down).

 
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No, these aren’t Corgi Models . . .

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: , .

No, these aren’t Corgi toys.  These are the real deal.  Check out the entire image at theFCConnection.com

 
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The Adventures of Tin Tin: Destination Moon

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Belgian writer George Remi wrote and illustrated the Adventures of Tin Tin, a series of comic strips and books, which have been adapted for radio, television, theatre and movies. The sixteenth series of comic strips is called Destination Moon, which features a great illustration of our heroes in a jeep racing for a rocket. If you do a search for “tin tin” and “jeep” on eBay you’ll run into a variety of toy jeeps for sale. I’ve never read the comic series, so I really know very little about how much the jeep is involved in the series.

 
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Photo of Slat Grilles in an Army Convoy on a Snow Lined Road on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This is a neat old photograph. The first two vehicles are slat grille MBs.

“This is a gloss finish 8″ x 10″ black and white photograph of a WWII Era military convoy traveling on a cleared road between majestic snow covered fir trees. It would be nice to know their destination. Does it look cold! There are no markings on the back of this picture, but it is pristine and very professional. I am selling numerous pictures taken during the WWII era which are of great historical interest and need to be preserved. Many are from Kashmir and other places in the Far East where the previous owner was stationed. The owner was a photographer for the military.”

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Zamboni: The Coolest Machine on the Ice Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This is back on eBay.  Initial bid is $6.99.

I purchased a copy of this book. There are some good pictures and stories of the jeeps used to make the first few Zamboni Ice Resurfacers.  If you haven’t seen it, here’s my post about the Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.

 
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T-Shirts and JeepTruck.com $12

• CATEGORIES: Features

Mark has some t-shirts for sale.  I’ve included a picture of the back of the jeep-truck.com shirts and the front of the women’s aqua blue v-neck.

Mark writes, “JeepTruck.com t-shirts feature all of the new Jeep Truck concept vehicles such as the Mighty FC, J12, Gladiator and Nukizer 715. t-shirts come in white or tan for men and aqua blue v-neck for women all shirts are $12 which includes free shipping in the Continental U.S.  Contact  marksmith@jeeptruck.com  to get yours today!  Please specify color, size and quantity when ordering. PayPal, Visa/Master Card/Discover, check or money order are all accepted.

Don’t forget we also have SellAJeep.com t-shirts available at the same great price of $12. These shirts feature all of your favorite Willys Jeep vehicles!
 
Special note: Women’s v-neck aqua blue JeepTruck.com t-shirt has the JeepTruck.com logo on front of shirt. Back of women’s shirt does not have the concept trucks on the back of the shirt it is a plain back.”
 
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Monarch Hy-Lo Hydraulic Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Bob scanned this Monarch Hy-Lo Brochure for our viewing pleasure.

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Ok, Joe Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

I bought this book because it sounded interesting and because it had a jeep on the cover. “Ok, Joe” is about a Louis Guilloux, who for a short time acts as a French interpreter.  A well respected writer before the start of WWII, Louis kept a diary of his experiences and this book is structured in that way, describing his impressions about the end of France’s occupation and the entrance of the Allies (American’s in particular).   There is not much about jeeps, other than the writer takes several rides in one, driven by a driver named Joe.  If you like WWII history, it’s a different look at it. I enjoyed the book.

From the publisher:
“OK, Joe!” the American lieutenant calls out to his driver. He hops into his jeep and heads out through French countryside just liberated from the Nazis. With him is the narrator of this novel, Louis, a Frenchman engaged by the American Army as an interpreter. Louis serves a group of American officers charged with bringing GIs to account for crimes–including rape and murder–against French citizens. The friendly banter of the American soldiers and the beautiful Breton landscape stand in contrast to Louis’s task and his growing awareness of the moral failings of the Americans sent to liberate France. For not only must Louis translate the accounts of horrific crimes, he comes to realize that the accused men are almost all African American. Based on diaries that the author kept during his service as a translator for the U.S. Army in the aftermath of D-Day, OK, Joe follows Louis and the Americans as they negotiate with witnesses, investigate the crimes, and stage the courts-martial. Guilloux has an uncanny ear for the snappy speech of the GIs and a tenderness for the young, unworldly men with whom he spends his days, and, in evocative vignettes and dialogues, he sketches the complex intersection of hope and disillusionment that prevailed after the war. Although the American presence in France has been romanticized in countless books and movies, OK, Joe offers something exceedingly rare: a penetrating French perspective on post-D-Day GI culture, a chronicle of trenchant racism and lost ideals.”

Learn more about the book “OK, Joe” at Amazon

 
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Wagon Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

Here’s a neat old postcard.

“Vintage Postcard showing Jeep 4-wheel drive utility wagon.

Date of postcard unknown, although the New York address is prior to the use of zip codes.

See pictures for details of condition.
If you have a question, please ask before bidding.

Shipping costs:  $2.00 within the US / $4.00 International.
These shipping costs will apply for up to 10 postcards if you wait on a combined invoice before paying.
Email me for other shipping questions.”

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