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1962 Economite 6×6 Amphibious Prototype Atlanta, GA, eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

I’ve never heard of this M-274 replacement.  Looks like an interesting project.

“6×6 Economite Amphibious Prototype
US-ARMY
Built 1962
Serial #1

All Aluminum hull, amphibious all terrain vehicle.

Tested by
U. S. Army Transportation Board
&
U. S. Army Tank-Automotive Command
during 1962-63
as mentioned several times in report

Designed to replace the M274 Mule
Will carry 800 lbs at 25mph over land and 4 mph in the water.
Don’t have time due to new business venture”

View all the information on eBay

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Photos from the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Rick wrote to share some pictures he took of the Pennsylvania Farm Show this past Wednesday.  He mentions JBS Jeeps.  You will want to check out the JBS Jeep’s website, as he has some neat pictures on it!

Rick writes, “Took these pictures Wednesday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Pennsylvania does not have a summer State Fair, but does have a BIG farm show every January. We went for the antique tractors and found a really nice farm Jeep as well as a minature Jeep that ran. The farm Jeep is owned by JBS Jeeps in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and he visits ewillys every night [editorial note … cool!].  The farm Jeep had a pto ,hydraulic lift, and was really clean – believe it or not he does plow a little with it!

Thanks for the pics Rick!

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1964 Kaiser Willys Industrial Engine Brochure on eBay

This interesting brochure documents some of the uses of the Kaiser-Willys engines. This is the first document I’ve seen that shows the different ways the engine was used (though not all the ways).

“This brochure is in very nice condition for its age with very minor light wear. It is addressed to Thew Shovel Company. This piece measures 8.5″ wide by 5.5″ closed and 17″ x 11″ open.”

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1960s Kaiser Willys Export Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a great brochure with lots of jeeps shown.

“EXPORT Literature is RARE! This is a Willys Original Folio. Opens to approx. 16 x 23″ Folds closed for mailing.”

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Early 1960s Truck/Wagon/FJ/FC170 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a brochure I hadn’t seen.

“I am liquidating my 45 year collection/ of original Willys literature. Almost all is perfect; Defects will be noted. Many at auction right now.  This is a Willys Original Folio. Opens to approx. 17″ x 11″ Folds closed for mailing. Some red bleed down center”

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Mr. Rather and His Dogs and Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

Walter Hill, the director of the Horry County Museum, forwarded these pics from the Museum’s archives. Great images!

“Mr. Prather owned a service station in Myrtle Beach as well.  He lived in a community on the Waccamaw River/Inter-coastal Waterway called Socastee, not far from Myrtle Beach.  Anyone familiar with the area may be familiar with the Socastee Turn Bridge that allowed road traffic across the Inter-coastal Waterway and river traffic down the Inter-coastal Waterway.

Most of the pictures in this collection appear to have been taken near the end of WWII (some images in the collection show GI’s boarding the bus at the Draft office in Conway) up to the early fifties, judging by the automobiles in the pics.  One picture shows a license tag on the jeep and I want to say it says 1952.  Maybe better eyes can tell if I am correct or not.”

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Desert Dog Ad

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

I spotted this ad in the February 1974 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine.  Since we have cell phones, there are no need for Desert Dogs?

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1940s Photograph of Man on Jeep in Eustis, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The hood numbers we can see on this are clear (20388039).  It would be cool if someone owns this.

“THIS IS AN ORIGINAL VINTAGE B&W PHOTOGRAPH IN VERY GOOD USED CONDITION – CONDITION COMMENSURATE WITH AGE & USE. OVERALL MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 2.3/4″ INCHES X 4.1/2″ INCHES.”

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Cragstan’s Smokey and Sandy Bear in a Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

I know Smokey the Bear, but never heard of Sandy the Bear.  This includes a box in poor condition.

“This is a vintage battery operated Cragstan Jeep with Flexible Smokey Bear and Sandy bendy figures in original box. Made in Hong Kong. Model # 2579-1. About 11″ long. Toy is in C9.5+ shape. I put batteries in and it worked well (the gear lever is the on and off switch) but the battery door can barely close due to poor manufacturing tolerances. Box is in C4 shape, pretty torn up as you can see in the pics.”

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Nomura Electro Tin Jeep with Search Light and Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This includes the box.

“Here’s another amazing item from my huge collection. This is a near mint example of a Japanese tin searchlight jeep with artillary trailer. Made by TN (Nomura) toys, this one has spent it’s life in it’s box and was rarely played with. There are really no issues to report. Paint is like new on both units. Lithograph on soldiers is excellent. There are no scratches anywhere. No rust. No dents, etc. Battery compartment on Jeep is excellent. I put a battery in and the searchlight and rear wheels worked fine. Artillary trailer rotates as it moves. The only issue is one of the two rivets that hold the searchlight onto it’s base has come loose. I’m sure someone could easily fix it as it just needs to be popped back in.We also have the original box with wonderful graphics. There is a hand-written “$2.00″ on the front and one corner is torn and coming loose. The base does have the carboard divider though! It’s incredible to find one in this condition with it’s box intact. Jeep measures about 7-1/2″ long and the trailer measures about 6″ long.”

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1960s? Monarch Hy Lo Jack Hydraulic unit Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This indicates these systems were designed for dump trucks, jeep trucks, scouts, and probably others.

“Here is a vintage Monarch Hydraulic power Controls for you snowplow, circa late 1950s.
Includes battery operated and fan belt driven models.
The brochure has models, HEP Dyna-Might, and the TUH or Hy-Lo-Jack.
On the back page is the Hy-Lo for Jeep model operates off fan-belt of Willys Jeep, CJ and 226
Also the model H-SC Hydraulic control fro the new International Scout.
Also HFC for Jeep, Monarch Controls for the Forward-Control Jeep.
There are also two other sheets.
One sheet show the break down of the UHT-JA (Hy-Lo-Jeep), parts list, parts price on the backside.
The other sheet is an photo showing the Hy-Lo-Jack Type UHT-J and TUH cut in half, with parts labeled.”

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Bantam BRC-40 in Service

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

I found some Australian pictures at “The Brigade” that included three Bantam BRC-40 photos. There is a Ford GP photo as well.  See all  the vintage pictures here: http://thebrigade.thechive.com/2011/05/30/the-jeep-worked-hard-in-wwii-33-photos/

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Wood Radio Flyer ‘Jeep’

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This riding radio flyer with a jeep grille is pretty cool.  If only I had known about this when my kids were small.

“This is a well used vintage wood push car from Radio Flyer. The front looks like a jeep. There are some cracks in the wood as well as stains and fading. The steering and horn works and has a squeaker inside. The car measures 24″ long and 14” wide including the tires. This car is very well used and has some issues but still rolls and steers fine. The largest crack is on the left “drivers” side and measures 6″ long.”

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1965 World Series of Golf Ad on eBay

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

Here’s a neat golf and jeep ad from 1965.

“Auto Brochure – Kaiser Jeep Corporation – Jeep – Product Line Overview – Code: DM 65-03 (interpret as 1965 from the Code) -12 pages – Colour – approx. 11 x 8.5 inch page – rust on staples and on paper in immediate vicinity, toning (brightness reversion) with age – postally mailed; address label affixed.”

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1988 Chrysler Motors Bronze Sculpture **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is one of a limited edition of bronze sculptures featuring the jeep at a military checkpoint.  Read this article for more information. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1893&dat=19880717&id=ncFQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PccMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2512,1973525

“Up for auction is a RARE Limited Edition patinated bronze sculpture manufactured by Don Sommer’s American Arrow Corporation. The bronze “CHECKPOINT” is a limited edition sculpture released by Chrysler Corporation in 1988 of the 1941 military Army JEEP. The bottom reads “SERIES 3 #0722″ made in USA by the American Arrow Corp.  It looks as though it is signed on the top right base but I can’t make out the name.  The base is about 10 x 6.5 inches and the Jeep itself is about 5.5 inches long. The JEEP (MB5 ?) and the soldiers are nicely detailed. This is very heavy, approximately 6 pounds. This sculpture is RARE and is in very good used condition!”

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1956 Kaiser-Willys of Canada Jeep Family Ad **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I liked that the jeep fire truck and the cargo personnel carrier showed up in the ad.  They are pretty rare to see in ads.

“ORIGINAL RARE 1956 CANADA KAISER WILLYS JEEP FIRE TRUCK AMBULANCE CARGO SEDAN AD ALL MODELS SHOWN
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE SEEN THIS CANADIAN AD IN 11 YEARS AND WE HAVE SOLD MANY CANADIAN WILLYS ADS.
Ad measures 5″ x 6″ approximately, in very good condition.”

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1968 Kaiser Jeep Margine Engine Book

UPDATE: This was sold on eBay a few days ago.  Marty contacted me and wondered if the buyer could email him at
mtmabe@northstate.net

“This is the first one of these I’ve seen.  Dan happened to forward a thread about this very engine today. http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/3449/96470.html

“Jeep/155 Parts Book, 8-1/2 x 11″, 15 pages, V-6, 155 HP, Marine Engine, all parts listed and illustrated, torn cover”

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Photo of General Slim and Mountbatten

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I found this interesting photo on MiliBlog (http://miliblog.co.uk/?m=201102).  It has some great details. The caption read “General Slim Driving a Jeep with Mountbatten”

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Great Pic of CJ-2 w/Sprayer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Dave wanted to share this vintage image of an Experimental CJ-2 equipped with a Sprayer.

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Kaiser Willys Lamp Shade **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:  The winning bid on this was $144.  

There can’t be too many of these around.  I like it!

“This was bought at the Willys show in Jefferson City, MO in the ninties I just never found the right lamp to put it on. Has a tear (see picture) not very noticable and it has a few stains, maybe from moisture, some more noticable than others”

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Swim Trunks with Fish and Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

If you love fish and jeeps, these crazy trunks might be for you.  You’ll need to be a size medium though.

“Vineyard Vines Chappy Men’s Swim Trunks
Size Medium
100% Polyester
Excellent pre-owned condition. Includes matching pouch
Please contact me with any questions
Please make payment within 3 days please”

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Flicker Clip Advertising Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

How about this unusual piece of memorabilia?

“You are getting a pretty rare piece of memorabilia from Willys Jeep. This clip is advertising a couple of the Willys war time vehicles and changes design depending on how you look at it. In good shape, measure aprox 2 3/8 by 1 3/4 inches. Please look at the pics as they are a huge part of the description. Thanks for looking!”

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Craig’s Pic of the Week: Mighty Jeep in Steel Transport Service

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Craig’s pic this week comes from the August 1956 issue of Willys News

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Ms. Autolite Perched on a Surrey

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

Dave forwarded this beautiful version of Ms. Autolite perched on a Surrey.

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Blog Article about a Search for a WWII Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories

Maury spotted this blog article by Brian Albrecht at Cleveland.com.  It’s a great article detailing how some letters led David Keckan on a search for a jeep in his Grandfather was photographed.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/10/search_for_grandfathers_world.html