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1957 Jeep Jamboree from Texas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

I purchased this small article about a Jeep Jamboree in 1957.  The event was held on South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. This two page spread has pictures and a bit of info on the action.  As soon as I get my scanner working again, I’ll larger versions of this.

 
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1955 Meyer Snow Plows and Angle Dozers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I haven’t seen many snow plows on 1/4 ton jeeps.

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Paul gets some early shots of Crazy Ralphie’s GPA

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, GPA (SEEP)

UPDATE:  I’m reposting this February 2010 post in honor of the SEEP that appears in my next book.  Ann and I spent Wednesday on a journey to review some of the places I will mention in the book.  I’ll report on our research tomorrow.

Apparently, Paul cornered Ralphie in his garage today and refused to leave until he got some pics for us.  Ralphie’s GPA is well on its way to being a great looking rebuild.  Thanks to Paul and Ralphie!

Paul writes, “Crazy Ralphie’s garage suffers from the usual garage problems, no matter how big your garage is it still isn’t big enough to hold all the tools and projects you want to stuff inside so the work area becomes a bit cramped.  I’ll be able to get better pictures this summer when things can be moved outside but for now these pictures will have to due.  The poor little GPA is sandwiched next to the chassis of a 1934 Ford four door sedan which is tight against a 1956 Caddy convertible undergoing restoration and every flat surface becomes a parts storage shelf until the pile becomes a pyramid towering towards the ceiling.

Crazy Ralphie is in the background of a couple of photos working on the body of the 34 Ford but he’s locating missing parts and doing some work on the GPA in the meantime.

The UPS guy just delivered my new Buick 225 V 6 radiator and I didn’t anticipate it’s arrival until the end of the month so it looks like I’ll have something to work on tomorrow what with building a mount and fabricating brace rod/hood prop combinations.  I got my taxes done and Uncle owes me money, it just doesn’t seem right to put that money into a savings account when I could buy Jeep parts instead so I was on the phone ordering and the tax return has been killed.”

 
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1955 Tops and Other Options Brochure on eBay

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

I thought these top brochures were informative.  So, I’ve posted four of them.

This brochure breaks down some of the differences between Koenig Hard Tops.

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1950s Whitco Top Brochure on eBay

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

This brochure is for the 1100 series.

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1957? Jiffy Cab Brochure

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

UPDATE: This was likely a 1957 brochure. It was for sale on eBay in 2012.

 
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Kaiser Willys Partners with Cereal Companies for Contest Prizes

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features • TAGS: .

1) Colin shared this video clip. In the 1950s Post Cereal partnered with Kaiser Willys to giveaway a CJ-3B as demonstrated by this video.  All customer had to do was write down on a piece of paper their favorite Kellogg’s cereals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=SkDM7HHprXY

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2) (from an earlier post) In this 1960’s Kelloggs All Bran Contest, Kellogg’s partnered with Kaiser Willys to giveaway a CJ-5 or DJ-3A Surrey, plus an Aruba vacation.  1,500 model Surreys (Tonkas maybe?) were  given away, too. The box below was sold on eBay in August of 2012.

 
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1955 King PTOs and Winches Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These King PTOS and Winches were produced by Koenig.

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1948 Roper Brochures for the Dozer Blade and Post Hole Digger

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a pair of early brochures for the Roper Dozer Blade and Post Hole Digger.

 
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1960 Brochure for the Meyer Angledozers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I didn’t know these Meyer plows were called Angledozers.

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Milk River’s CJ-2A Fire Jeep & T-shirts

I ran across Milk River’s website, located in Alberta, Canada.  To help support the Milk River Fire Department, they have printed t-shirts with an illustration of the department’s 1947 CJ-2A Fire Jeep.  You can email them here for more information:  http://milkriver.ca/government/town-departments/emergency-services/47-willys-t-shirts-for-sale/sendto_form

Here’s a picture of their Fire Jeep:

 
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Bruce’s Trailer Makeover

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, trailer

Bruce wanted to share some before and after pictures of a trailer he saved.  As you can see, the before picture shows a pretty tired trailer.  However, after six weeks of work by Bruce, the trailer looks like a great match for his flattie.  Thanks for sharing Bruce.

Bruce wrote, “I purchased this trailer locally (7/2/12) for $600, more than i wanted to spend.  however, it was simple to transport so i bought it anyway.  they are hard to find.

Every nut, bolt and screw was removed, and all 20 leaves from the springs.  All of the u-bolts and one shackle were replaced.  All rust was removed.  The floor had a few rust holes on the side that i duct taped over and then rhino guarded (black spray) the interior. I picked up a 3×6 rubber floor mat from u-line that fits nicely inside.

The trailer had home made fenders that were welded on. Once i removed them, gaping holes were left.  I found new fenders at ‘tractor supply’.

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1968 Montgomery Ward Replacement Parts Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Catalogs, Features, Parts

Did you know that both Sears and Montgomery Ward companies both sold replacement parts for jeeps and scouts? See the next post for the Sears version of this catalog.

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1968 Sears Catalog of Replacement Parts on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Parts

Here is the Sears version of a parts Catalog, though this doesn’t mention any Scout parts like the Montgomery Ward Catalog does.

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John Bean FireTruck Ad Include FC-150 on eBay

I show two ads below.  John Bean appears to have built both a FC-150 Model 200-F Fire Jeep, shown in the Ad below) and a FC-150 Model-FJ.  I don’t know what the difference between the two is.

1. This blown up portion of the ad shows the ad for the Model 200-F from a 1960 Ad

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2. This ad is from 1959.  I can’t tell what model is shown.  These are two of 12 pages in the brochure.

 
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Wooden Flatfender Models, Pictures and Website on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay.  A couple new pictures were add, too.

When I first noticed this ebay ad, I was confused about it.  It took me some digging to understand that this family out of Entlebuch, Switzerland, once sold jeeps.  Then, some members turned to making toy jeeps.  Apparently, there are about 50 toys left?   They have listed the toys, the website, and photos for sale if I understand correctly.

Here’s the eBay auction

According to the seller, “Shortly after the war (1945) Family Enzmann imported 60 Jeeps to Entlebuch, where they were rebuilt and sold to the farmers as commercial vehicles. At the weekends my father together with his classmates from university, drove the vehicles from Geneva to Schüpfheim. ( Which always turned into a big party afterwards.) My grandfather organised special events on which the Jeeps were presented to all customers.

Besides the garage my grandfather also owned a cinema and a hotel and he liked to advertise his garage and Jeeps in between the films. After a while the Jeeps were also sold with a closed driver’s cabins due to the very hard winters in Entlebuch.

The images below are from the website that is part of the auction:

And a couple images of the toys:

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Work’N Woody FC-150 Sprint Car Pusher

I ran across this unusually modified FC named Work’N Woody.  According to this website, it’s a modified FC that has been a fixture at race tracks since 1978.  It even has its own website.  You can see a gallery of pictures here.  Pretty cool!  It must be a great place to watch a race.

Here are a couple pictures from the website:

 

 
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1961 Fleetvan FJ-3A Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a good look at an FJ-3A brochure. It is 8.5 x 4 Folded , 17 x 8 Unfolded.

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1962 FJ-3A Fleetvan Chassis and Parts List on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

I can’t imagine there are too many of these books around.

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Original FC-170 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Here are several original FC-170 brochures at a good price.

“ORIGINAL SHOWROOM FOLDOUT provides PICTURES, FEATURES, SPECS and MORE on this unusual 4-Wheel Drive JEEP. In EXCELLENT CONDITION.”

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Dinky Tow Truck Toy **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** WAS on eBay.

According to the CJ-3B Page, the Dinky Tow Truck, called a Jeep De Depannage, was based on the French Hotchkiss M201 and sold in France through 1971.  In the case of the toy below, the rubber ‘rope’ that held the tow hook has perished and has been replaced with string.”

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Jim’s Uncle Frank Photo from the Korean War

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Jim created a post in honor of his Uncle and Cousin. Below is a small version of one of those pictures.  The caption reads, “Men and Vehicles of Baker Co. 23rd Regft, 2nd Infantry Div. Hong chon (?) May ’51”.  Visit Jim’s site to see a larger version of the photo below and the rest of the pictures. Thanks Jim!

http://bus-plunge.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-uncles-car_31.html

 
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Maverick TV Show Mailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This brochure was designed as mailer to promote the TV Show Maverick with James Garner as a joint advertising venture.  This is 8.5 x 5.5 folded , 8.5 x 11 unfolded.

 
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1957 Export Family of Jeeps (CJ-3B, CJ-5, CJ-6) Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a neat Willys Export Corp fold out brochure that highlights the CJ-3B, CJ-5, and the CJ-6.

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Photo of FC-150 Tow Truck Pulling a Race Car on eBay

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

Here’s a cool photo of a FC-150 Tow Truck at work on a race track, though the FC doesn’t take up much of the image.  I’ve made the FC portion a little bigger in the photo below.

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