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1965 Ad for Government Surplus Sales

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a copy of an ad from a 1965 Cleveland Press TV Guide for sale on eBay.

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July 1960 Issue of SAGA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is the first I’ve heard of this magazine.  It’s called SAGA: Adventure Stories for young Men. One of the articles in the magazine is about the Jeep.

“Saga Magazine from July 1960
Cover by Phil Ronfor
JOHN EISENHOWER’S DILEMMA Jack Harrison Pollack
MOONSHINE MILLIONS AI Silverman, art by Paul Webb
WE ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD A. A. Hoehling, art by Ed Valigursky
GOING GOING GONE! Carl Winston, art by Paul Granger
THE INCOMPARABLE JEEP Jack Orr, art by Phil Ronfor and Bill Mauldin
THE NINE LIVES OF CHARLIE DRESSEN Charles Dexter
DODGE CITY Charles Hewes, art by Brendan Lynch
THE PURITANS RAISED A LITTLE HELL Jacquin Sanders, art by Charles Waterhouse

STORMING THE BEACHES
Barbara Valentine – Rosana Schifaffino, Nadja Regin, Isabel Sarli, Vanda Hudson

GET ME ED WILLIAMS! AI Toffler
TARGET – FORT FISHER Howard Goshorn, art by Ray Houlihan

Specifications
Approximate size is 8.25 x 11 inches”

 
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1945 Photo Album with Jeep Pics **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is an unusual album that includes some jeep pictures.

“A vintage/original c.1945 WWII US Army Soldier’s Photo Album for his Sweetheart back in the States – full of Real Photos / Photographs / Snapshots – I count 113. He was stationed in Hawaii – c.1943-45 – w/ his trusty Jeep “The Slick-Chick” that had a Pin-Up Girl painted on the side like Nose Art. Photos of Army & Civilian Life in the Territory of Hawaii right at the end of WWII – including V-J Day & a Servi-Car type Motorcycle. Great Hula & Surfing graphics on the cover, overall the album measures aprx 7.5″ x 10.75″.”

 
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1974 Ouray, Colorado, Jeep Rental Postcard on eBay

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

UPDATE: Colin discovered that Switzerland of America Jeep Tours Company still exists and still rents jeeps or offers tours.  Check out their website and their tour vehicles: http://soajeep.com  You’ll recognize some of the photos on the website from Craig’s recent adventure.

“This auction is for a vintage Postcard from 1974. It is of Snow Blankets Ouray colorado Here the Switzerland of America is truly a Winter Fairyland. It was from Jeep Rentals and is basically an advertising Postcard–the front seems to be a real photo print”

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Goose’s CJ-3B Gets a Top

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  I had the wrong link to Goose’s original build (thanks Dave).

Goose forwarded some images showing the addition of a half cab to his CJ-3B.  Goose spotted this half cab on eWillys this summer.  He worked out a deal with the seller, then set about making a few customizations so that it would fit. It sure turned out nicely! If you don’t remember Goose’s Project CJ-3B, you can see his original four-month build here.

 
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Bountiful Jeep Posse and Racing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

Having lived in Salt Lake City for ten years, I know the area pretty well. So, I’m surprised by just how active the four wheel drive clubs were in the valley.  For example, I just read a short article about the Utah County Jeepettes, a group of women (I think wives of jeepers) that organized events.  In addition, there were Jeep Posses in Utah County, Salt Lake City, and Sevier County, Utah.

As you can see in this picture, taken at the 1970 Pioneer Jeep Rally in Bountiful, held by the Bountiful Jeep Posse, this wasn’t just about Search and Rescue. Racing had become popular, too, just as it had taken hold in many other places. The first Pioneer Jeep Rally was held in 1965. By 1970, the event attracted racers from several intermountain states.  Two main events were held at the Pioneer Jeep Rallys, a hill climb and an obstacle course.

The article and picture below were published by Four Wheeler Magazine in July, 1971. To me this picture could easily have been taken above the city of Bountiful or Centerville.  It looks like the staging and parking was done along the valley’s bench.

 
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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.