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2011 Bluey & Dingo’s Outback Adventure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Here’s a ‘jeep’ book that was released last year.

“Beautifully illustrated over 40 pages and aimed at the 4-7 years’ old age group, Bluey and Dingo’s Outback Adventure follows the exciting adventure of a farmer who has to travel deep into the Outback to save a sick camel. When his Jeep breaks down, Bluey and his pet, Dingo, are left stranded in the middle of the Australian desert. They have to contend with snakes and frightening wildlife while trying to figure out how to get home safely…”

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Avon & Beam Jeep Decanters on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:  I found some pictures of the Wild Country box.

I had seen the first avon decanter but hadn’t seen the others.  There is also supposed to be a CJ-7 decanter, but I didn’t find any pics of it.

1. Avon Wild Country Green Jeep Decanter

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2. Avon Postal Jeep Decanter

3. Avon Renegade Jeep Decanter

4. Beam Jeep Decanter

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1961 FJ-3a Fleetvan Ad on eBay

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

Here’s a neat ad.

Year/Era: 1961
Origin: Print Advertisement
Condition: Very Good
Size: 7.25″ x 10″

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Rubber Stamp Inkpad with “Jeep” **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay

This seems like an oddity. A rubber stamp inkpad with a Jeep logo added.  Maybe this should have a “Jeep” Stamp, too?

“Vintage Jeep Tampon Pour Timbres Caoutchouc Inkpad, With Tin
Tampon Pour Timbres Caoutchouc translates as “Buffer for rubber stamps,” pour encrer du reencrer votre tampon as “to ink your stamp of reencrer” and l’encre ideale dans le flacon parfait as “the ink bottle in the ideal perfect.”

J. Herbin was established in 1670, when Louis XIV, the Sun King, was 32 years old. M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax.

His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.

J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production in the world. By 1700, the company was producing “l’Encre de la Tete Noire,” followed by “Perle des Encres,” (The Jewel of Inks) and “l’Encre des Vaisseaux” (The Ink of Ships).

J. Herbin made ink for Louis XIV, and a black ink for the sole use of Victor Hugo, author of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. these formulas still reside in their company headquarters in Paris.”

In good condition with some wear {tattered edges} and soiling. Measures 4 1/2 by 3 inches. Weighs 3 ozs.”

 
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1947 Wagon Cumberland, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This is a three off frame build /// new small block 400 engine /// 3000 rpm stall converter /// turbo 400 transmission /// power streering /// four wheel disc brakes with separate front and rear master cylinders /// Dodge Dakota front end and Dodge Dakota 3.73 rear end /// power windows powered by Dakota Digital window regulators /// 45 pound popper remote key fob entry all three doors, hidden emergency latch in case of dead battery /// Sony CDX-MP3 reciever with four Infinity Reference 6952i 6″ x 9″ speakers, StreetGlow Auto Neon w/Xplod with remote /// AVA 400 A DVD player with video & audio input with remote /// Icon TV TFT LCD 7” screen monitor with back up camera /// Sirius radio with remote /// carpet and leather interior ( beige cordovan leather ) it took 7 hides to complete the interior /// DuPont B9008 torch red paint, four base coats, four clear coats /// heat and A/C supplied by Vintage Air /// rear air shocks /// Mustang Two seats /// center console and shifter is from a Wrangler Jeep ( new ) /// easy access to fuse block ( glove box ) /// Goodyear Eagle Tires front P235 60R15 rear P275 60R15 /// power antenna works manually or automatic with the radio /// easy access to battery treminals under the hood as the battery is located behind the drivers side seat /// under dash lights along with four dome lights /// no electric fan it’s the real deal /// speed regulated electric windshield wipers /// Willy’s Overland center wheel caps and horn button are tooled from 5 oringnal horn buttons /// inside black door buttons and stainless surround round door openers are original /// extra storage area under rear bench seating /// Frenched in tail lights and shaved door handles /// locking gas cover with inside release /// very rare Greenfield original windshield visor /// Ididit tilt steering column with cruise control /// Painless wiring harness /// all CLassic gauges with clock /// wood and chrome banjo steering wheel /// front seat shoulder and lap seat belts.

 
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1961 Ad interlinking Jeeps with Major Companies on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a short list of major companies using Jeeps.

Year/Era: 1961
Origin: Print Advertisement
Condition: Very Good
Size: 7.25″ x 10″

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Bram Van Buuren Jeeps in the Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums, Website • TAGS: .

Mike forwarded a link to this jeep dealer.  The Van Buuren’s launched their shop just after World War II ended. It is still family owned.  The website has jeeps for sale, projects they’ve completed (including the restoration of a seep), and more.

http://www.bramvanbuuren-jeeps.nl/index.php?lang=en

 
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Roof Palomino “mini jeep” Lawn Mower White Plains, NY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Rare ROOF Palomino “mini Jeep” Lawnmower. Good overall condition and very original. Serial #1505 as per tag on hood. These were built from approx 1969 to the early 70’s and were very expensive in their day, hence not too many were sold and not too many left.

This one has been in barn storage for the past 10+ years. It was parked due to no spark; the coil is suspected too be bad, but I haven’t tested it yet. It ran and drove fine before that and was great for putting around the property and moving stuff (beer, parts, people and tools) around the property. It is 40 years old, so despite its good preserved shape, it will need a good service before getting it going.

-Original Kohler k482 motor, seats (with cushioning springs), air cleaner, rims, grille, tailgate, etc, etc..
-Very little rust ( just a little on the outside edges where the floor meets the body in the footwells),
-All mechanical pieces are intact. Rear tires are pretty dry rotted, but I have a nice set of 2 used tires that match the front that come with it. There is some kind of small patch on the right rear corner. Front bumper has had a small hitch added. Motor has good compression and oil pressure; turns right over.
-This originally had a 60″ belt driven mower deck. This one has been stripped of its PTO, engagement and lift levers, as well as the mower deck and its attachment points. NO MOWER OR PARTS for the mower. I have read that the Roof 60 mowers used many of the same parts, but can not confirm that.
– It will need a complete service before being taken out to have fun with! Should be easy to get going again!”

 
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1943/1976 Jeeprod Knightstown, IN eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods

You don’t see one of these every day.

“REALLY COOL RAT JEEP GASSER. HAS STRAIGHT AXLE AND FORD REAR. 2 WHEEL DRIVE. THIS IS TITLED AMG DJ5D JEEP, MAIL JEEP FOR THE RIGHT SIDE DRIVE. ITS A 43 WILLYS GRILLE AND TUBB. I DO HAVE A WILLYS VIN TAG IF YOU WANT IT.

THE 350 HAS MEDIUM SIZE CAM, 4 BBL HOLLEY, HAND MADE HEADERS W/ BAFFELS. NO POWER STEERING BUT IT STEERS LIKE IT DOES. NO ISSUE TO TURN. HAS FOLD DOWN WINDSHIELD. SOLID BODY. FLOOR IS WOOD. 50 CAL. BULLET FOR SHIFTER KNOB. LIGHTS WORK. NO TURN SIGS BUT HAS FUSE BOX READY TO HOOK UP. HAS SEAT BELTS. Real Ammo box in back. Lift the door for storage and gas filler. LITE AND FAST.

PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THIS THING. JUST SOMETHING DIFF AND COOL.”

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FC-170 Press Release on eBay

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

This is a press release from July 11, 1957, announcing the FC-170.  It contains four pages and is printed on 8.5×11″ paper.

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Craig travels over Black Bear Pass in Colorado

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Craig has a chance last month to make a trip into the mountains of Colorado.  He thought everyone would enjoy these pics, which are beautiful!

“Here’s some pictures of our trip to Black Bear road on 9/21/12 . The Jeep shown is a 1978 Wagoneer converted into a tour jeep.  It has been in service since 1978.  I’m going to try to put together something on my site maybe.  It’s not FC related but has to do with the history of my tour jeep.  I might have some time this week before we leave for our vacation.  Some factoids; Wild Bill has been down Black Bear more than any other person living or dead, upwards of 2000 times.  He’s been driving for the company for about 34 years and drove for others and personally drove the area 10 years before.  We were there at the height of the Fall colors out there!  IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!  I put some descriptions on the titles of the pictures.  The switchbacks are below the steps of Black Bear and both are past the summit.  Once you pass the summit Black Bear turns into a one way trail as passing is obviously impossible to do on the trail from that point on.”

Here is the Tour Jeep:

Below is a view of Telluride, Colorado

Black Bear’s swtichbacks:

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Black Bear Pass at 12,840 Feet

Another View of Black Bear’s Switchbacks

This is a 900 foot drop.  Tread carefully!

Steps of Black Bear


 

 
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Paper Models at Papercruisers.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Patrick forwarded this website.  According to the website, Jesse Smith is a big Landcruiser fan.  He is such a big fan, that he builds Landcruisers (and over vehicles) out of paper.  Below are two non-Landcruiser models he makes that you all ought to recognize.  He sells the models for $7.00.

http://papercruiser.com

 
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Extended CJ-2A in Spain, but there is a small problem . . .

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Roberto’s friend Mr. Paco, has run into some bureaucracy trying title his Jeep.  I will let Roberto explain the details.

Let me introduce you the Willys CJ2A jeep owns by my friend mr. Paco, who lives at Valladolid, Spain. The jeep was found years ago at a farm (barn find!!!) and have belonged to an aristocratic dame, if I´m not wrong.

As you could see in the pics, it has a very curious extended body conversion with short hard-top and that´s the reason to ask your help. We would like to know if this kind of conversion could be done at the States as an extra ordered by the customer, or the institution which imported to Spain. Paco wants to get a tittle for his jeep as an historic vehicle and it seems that here, he needs to claim that this kind conversion was made at the factory. I mean, that this characteristic is “historical”. If not, he should modify again it to be a standard CJ2A jeep…Absurd, and illogical, as the guy who has pointed him this doesn´t care about the possibility of a local conversion made at Spain…isn´t would be this “historical” too? Burocracy, absurd and illogical burocracy…

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v82/Roberto67/Willys%20CJ2A%20jeep%20Paco/?albumview=slideshow

 

I responded to Roberto writing that while I knew a small outfit in California created CJ-2Ls by expanding the middle of some CJ-2As, I was not aware of any aftermarket group nor any Willys option to have the bodies extended in the rear (despite plenty of examples of jeeps that have been extended in the rear).  Does anyone else know anything different?

Here are some examples of jeeps extended at the back.
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/04/28/1950-cj-3a-heber-city-ut-3500/
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/04/06/1953-m-38a1-hamilton-mt-5500/
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/01/16/year-flattie-phoenix-az-3750/
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/01/05/1946-mbgpw-murphys-ca-2500/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/10/22/1945-gpw-ceres-ca-2850/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/04/27/1947-cj-2a-with-extended-rear-ramona-ca-ebay/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/04/05/1946-cj-2a-phoenix-az-3150/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/01/29/1963-dj-picture-rocks-az-2000/
http://www.ewillys.com/2010/11/26/army-depot-dj-3a-alexander-city-al-ebay/

 
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1941 Ford GP at Photobucket

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

I ran across these images of ‘swedeherbie’s’ 1941 Ford GP project.  He has posted over one hundred pictures.

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1975 CJ-5 Fire Jeep Thorndale, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was at auction.

Thanks go to Steve for spotting this jeep on municibid.com.  Plenty of details provided, though the pics aren’t the greatest.

“The Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company is selling a 1975 Jeep CJ-5 previously utilized as a brush fire unit.  This vehicle is owned by the original owner and it was delivered on June 7, 1975.  The configuration into a brush fire unit was completed by the Brush Buggie Corporation  prior to delivery.  Configurations included the integrated roll cage, water tank, extended front bumper with fire pump, and emergency warning lights and sirens.  The vehicle was refurbished in May of 1993 by Fire Company members.

Specifications:
1975 Jeep CJ-5
258 Cubic-inch 4.2 Liter Straight 6
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Manufacturer Date of Jeep: February 1975
BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A Tires
Size: LT235/75/R15

Tread Depth:
Driver’s Side Front: 18/32”
Passenger’s Side Front: 18/32”
Driver’s Side Rear: 18/32”
Passenger’s Side Rear: 18/32”

GVW: 5,500 lbs

250 GPM Gorman-Rupp Exhaust Powered Centrifugal Pump powered by a 9 horsepower Briggs & Stratton 4 cycle motor (Rebuilt during May 1993 Refurbishment)
110 Gallon UPF Poly Tank (Added during May 1993 Refurbishment)
Hannay Electric Hose Reel with 100 feet of Garden Hose
Mileage: 13,625 (As of 9/23/2012)
Inspection Expiration: April 2012
Front Axle Rebuilt: May 1993
Ball Joints and U-Joints Replaced: May 1993
Shocks Replaced: May 1993
Steering Dampener Replaced: May 1993
Re-sprung Leaf Springs: May 1993
Radiator Replaced: November 20, 2008
Fuel Pump and Filter Replaced: March 14, 2009
Equipment Included:
– Federal AeroDynic Lightbar
– Federal 100 Watt Dynamaxx Siren Speaker
– (2) Brush Rakes
– (1) Spade Head Shovel
– (1) Pulaski Tool

The water tank has a 1-1/2” inlet for filling the tank.  Pump provides water to hose reel as well as 6 foot garden hose stored under the passenger’s seat.  Vehicle is capable of “pump and roll”.

Damage includes a tear on the driver’s seat upright portion, a small tear in the passenger’s side seat upright portion, a dent on the passenger’s side front fender, and dent on passenger’s side jamb.”

 
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Old Jeep Carnival Ride found in 2011 at Garage Sale

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys, videos

The folks at Billy Bob and Company documented a carnival ride discovered at a local garage sale.  I wish I found garage sales that good!

This link shows a photo of a little girl riding what appears to be the same ride.

 
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Johnny The Jeep Coloring Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, toys

UPDATE:  Well, I purchased this coloring book last month.  Let me save you all some money by telling you that the only jeep in the entire book is the one on the front cover (and that one is obviously already colored)!!  Oh well . . .

(08/14/2012) The “Johnny Jeep Coloring Book” from the Merrill Publishing Company #3457 . Copyright 1943. Cover art by Schumacher. It measures 8 /2″ by 11″ and has 48 pages to color.”

 
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Garton Toy Pedal Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s a rare old pedal car in need of restoration.

“VINTAGE RARE GARTON ARMY JEEP PEDAL CAR.
SOLID METAL PEDAL CAR ALL WITH ORIGINAL PARTS AND YELLOW ACCENTS/STENCILING.
DOES NOT HAVE ANY MARKINGS ON IT.
IN FAIR CONDITION. THIS PIECE IS IDEAL FOR A RESTORATION PROJECT. MISSING ITS ORIGINAL STEERING WHEEL AND IS MOSTLY COVERED IN RUST WITH FADING PAINT. THE PEDALS STILL WORK, BUT IT WILL NEED A GOOD CLEANING.
MEASURES 39″ LONG, 20″ TALL, 17″ WIDE.”

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Nellybelle Diecast Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

It’s not pristine, but still neat.

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Given it is Hunting Season . . .

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

. . . this photograph seemed appropriate.  Boy, that jeep is has got some mud on the underside.  The photo itself is from a 2×2 Negative and was a press photo of some kind.

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Book: Jezebel the Jeep by Fairfax Downey

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: Downey also wrote this 1944 article.

I finished reading “Jezebel The Jeep” last month, a fun, quick read written by Fairfax Downey.  Mr. Downey was a writer and military historian who served in both World War I and II.  During World War II he went to North Africa, the same place he sends the book’s protagonist.  The book, only 150 pages, tells a story about a soldier, his jeep, and the difficulties the soldier faces, both personal and professional.

The book’s prose is accompanied by sketches from Paul Brown.  I’ve included a few below, scanned courtesy of John. He enjoyed Paul’s work so much he digitized all the drawings, many including jeeps. You can see all of them at John’s Google+ page. Also on the page is a piece of  ‘Jezebel’ jeep art featured on the cover of Adventure magazine in 1944, an issue that included Mr. Downey’s story.

 

 
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2 1947 Willys Ads out of Quebec, Canada on eBay

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

Here are two separate listings for jeeps in French.

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Dale Model Company WWII Recognition Model **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This looks interesting. I have no idea what the value is.

“This is an absolute amazing find! Pot-metal coaster made by Dale Model Company; 1:25 scale. Rear spare tire has “Dale Model Co Chicago” cast into sidewall. Underneath rear has “JEEP” cast. Star on hood. Paint has chips (see pictures), but appears to be original. Wheels roll; and steering wheel turns. Measures roughly 5.25″ x2.5 and heavy – weighing roughly 14oz.

During WWII, similar models were used for training spotters. At the end of WWII, Dale purchased the molds, and converted to the toy (recognition models). These models are difficult to find, especially in this condition.”

 
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Tonka Tow Truck Wrecker BOX ONLY on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, toys

The box is priced at $24.95, but priceless for the right collector.

“This auction is for VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1970 TONKA JEEP WRECKER & PLOW No.2435 EMPTY BOX. The box is in very good condition considering her age (see pic and judge yourself). All complete no missing flap. Perfect for display.”

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1955 Willys Globe Trotter Magazine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Magazine

Steve alerted me to this magazine.  Has anyone else seen other copies of this magazine?

“original factory magazine , 8.5 x 11 , 16 pages , this is the July August 1955 issue of Willys Globe Trotter factory magazine . It was printed by the Willys Jeep Export Division , it shows dozens of Jeep vehicles around the world and has an interesting 2 page article on the atomic test in Nevada in 1955 and the many Jeeps that were used after the test .”

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