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Grogan’s War Surplus Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

I ran across a Salt Lake Tribune article that includes this militarized CJ-2A decoration.  The article shares a little bit about Salt Lake Valley’s Grogan’s War Surplus Store.  If you are in Salt Lake and have some time to kill, drop by and get your picture taken with the jeep and send it in to me!  I’m sure I’ll get down there at some point and do that too :-).   The store is located at 5000 S. Redwood Road and marked with a Sergeant Missile at one corner.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55260865-78/store-surplus-military-war.html.csp

 
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Bruce Wadlin’s Jeep Shop in Bradenton, FL

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Jim wrote to tell me a little about Bruce Wadlin and his Florida 4 Wheel  Drive & Truck shop.  The sixty-nine year old Bruce  runs the shop himself, selling “OBSOLETE JEEP & Willys Parts”.   Jim grew up with him and said that Bruce has been buying and selling new (old) parts since the 1970s.  Bruce is pretty old school, still using only a phone or fax machine.  He doesn’t even advertise.  So, Jim thought he would place ads on Craigslist and contact eWillys.

The shop is located at 6110 17th Street E, Bradenton, FL.  The phone number is (941) 756-7844.  Bruce generally keeps hours from keeping hours from 11am until 5PM daily (though the ad says noon to 6pm).

You can see all the shop pics here or view the ones below. As you can see from the pics, Bruce has shelves stocked with all kinds of parts.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ptd/3442632283.html

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Panel Wagon Trailer Houston, TX **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **status Unknown** Was listed at $1200.

This is a perfect trailer for a panel wagon.

“Converted black 64′ Willy Jeep station wagon, covered cargo trailer.

FEATURES: New tires; new receiver; recently painted and stored indoors; real axle; leaf spring suspension; newer tail lights and wiring; locking vertical access doors;
Roughly 8 x 5
Clean Texas registration”

 

 

 

 
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1956 Volvo TP21 Suggan Command Car **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay.

“This car is quite complete, including one of the Swedish bikes (hand operated front drum and Bendix type rear brakes with leather hand grips and leather seat) that the Swedish Army used on them.

It even has the original oil can mounted on the fire wall under the hood and the original bike tool kit contents (adjustable wrench with tire changing tool handle, skeleton handled screw driver, little pry bar wrench and what seems to be a spoke wrench along with a tire pump stamped with the three crown insignia of Sweden) in the little tool box on the back of the bike.

The bike generator and headlamp are still in working order although the tail lamp appears to need a bulb. The car also has the original, operating Swedish Army radios on the counter top table in the back seat area.

The drive train is original and quite complete, all working well. The transmission is a un-synchronized four speed. The reverse lock out lever on the shifter and both independent dash controlled differential locks all work.

The engine always starts with no trouble no matter how cold or how long it sets unused. There is a cold weather hot water starting system dependent on another similar vehicle with the same system. The engine is a Volvo flat head six-cylinder gas engine. The engine and drive train are original.

It shows 84,400 plus kilometers on the speedometer which too is in working order. Four of the five tires are nearly new with probably less than 500 miles on them.”

 
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The Jeep Board Games and Puzzles

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This rare game was listed earlier this month at a live auctioneers.com.  It didn’t sell.  I contacted the auction company and was told the consigner isn’t sure whether they will list it again or not.  You can also learn more about the Jeep Board at the CJ-3B Page.

“Rare first edition the only one I can find is in a museum The Jeep board a second World War period board game produced by the George S Carrington Company of Chicago Illinois usa in 1943 The game is complete with its original components comprising box rulebook and pegs”

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/13873364_very-rare-the-jeep-board-game-ww11-soldier-museum

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1970s? Earl Norem Painting on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine

I like the motion in this illustration.

“Original illustration (painting) on board (not paper). See blue ruler and oatmeal container to estimate size. It’s LARGE, and in nice shape! Probably done for a 1960s or 1970s men’s magazine.”

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1950s GI Combat Unity Playset (2 Jeeps) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This playset includes a couple jeeps.

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2 Flattie Smoking Pipes and a Lighter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Here are two examples of jeep pipes.

Of the two, this is the nicer one

Of course, you’ll need a lighter . . . This isn’t in idea condition.

 
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1964 Jeep Replacement Parts Catalog on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is still a good price with no bids so far.

“1964 SEARS CATALOG FOR JEEP PARTS.ITEM IS IN NICE SHAPE- 67 PAGES. INDEX ON BACK COVER.”

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Super Jeep Mug on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a cool mug.

“What a very cool piece of Jeep history. This mug is made by Buntingware. Super Jeep. Toughest 4-letter word on wheels. Mug is in nice condition. Looks new and unused”

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Puzzle Jeep (and several other puzzles) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

How about a puzzle jeep?  I’ve never seen one of these.  There are a variety of puzzles here.

“from a local estate..a few were in the original bag, but the bag was falling apart.. the original price was 15 cents…about 3 were never used…..USA BIDDERS ONLY….I always insure………Most of my items are vintage or collectible , unless there is a problem they are sold as shown…..please call or email any questions if needed before bidding……..Linda 352-503-6652…thanks”

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Special Equipment Parts Binder for Dealers **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  This sold for $323.  A couple of us banded together to get this. At some point I’ll be scanning the documents.  

“VINTAGE JEEP SPECIAL EQUIPMENT PARTS CATALOG
11X11X2
FULL OF COLOR BROCURES
ESTATE FIND”

 
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Ballantine Series: Indestructible Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

This is a great little book for sale.

“Ballantine Series of informative topics dealing with many WW2 subjects by various experts.  Shows   no use other than shelf wear for over 40 yrs.”

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WEST-CRAFT Model Kit on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

The sellers claims this is from 1942, which would make it a pretty early model. The shovel on the passenger side is interesting.

“You are looking at what could possibly be THE FIRST MODEL KIT EVER PRODUCED (1942), as this one was the precursor to plastic kits…it is the “WEST-CRAFT- U.S. ARMY JEEP”, made by WEST-CRAFT MFG. CO. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, kit # A-1 IN 1/2″ SCALE. Please look carefully at the pics to see the excellent condition it is in…the only issue is a small tear on the end flap of the box, so, IF YOU ARE A ViNtAgE MODEL KIT COLLECTOR/BUILDER then BE SURE NOT TO PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS COOL PIECE @ THIS AUCTION’S END!!!”

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1942 Chevy Fire Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Nothing jeep about this, but I thought it looked pretty cool.  The starting bid is only $1250.

I HAVE A 1942 CHEVY FIRE TRUCK IT IS A WAR MODEL 1 1/2 TON CHASSIES WITH THE CAT EYE LIGHTS AND BLACK OUT LIGHT ON TRUCK. IT WAS DELIEVERED TO THE ARMY CORP OF ENGENEERS IN SEPT OF 1943 FROM OREN FIRE TRUCKS THE SERIAL NUMBER OF THE FIRE CHASSIS IS R.W&E.530 MANUFACTURED BY OREN FIRE TRUCKS. THE MODEL OF THE CHEVY TRUCK IS 4MS12 AND THE MASTER IS 5757.

“THE TRUCK WAS FOUND AT A CAMP WHICH WAS HEATED THE ANTI FREEZ IS OK OIL IS LIKE NEW BRAKES WORK A BIT MUSHY BUT WORK HAS A NEW 6 VOLT BATTERY GAS IS FRESH TIRES ARE ALL NEW 7:50X20 THE MAIN PUMP WAS A HALE BUT WAS REPLACE WITH GORMAN RUPP HIGH PRESSURE PUMP WHICH CAN DRAFT, THE TANK IS A NEW GALVANIZED 500 GAL TANK ALL THIS CAN BE REMOVED TO RESTORE THE TRUCK. THE KEY SWITCH HAD A SHORT IN IT, THE SWITCH IS STILL THERE I HOT WIRED IT AND IT RUNS GREAT DROVE IT HOME WHICH WAS ABOUT A 20 MILE DRIVE THIS SUMMER. I HAD THE TRUCK IN SERVICE AT MY HOUSE DUE TO THE EXTREME FIRE CONDATIONS WE HAD THIS YEAR. THE PAINT ORG WAS A CHEVY BLUE THEN OD GREEN AND THE OREN FIRE TRUCK CO PAINTED IT A RED THE GRILL IS PAINTED SILVER THE SIREN IS NEWER THAN THE TRUCK ALL NAME PLATES ARE IN PLACE OUTSIDE CONTROLS STILL WORK TRUCK HAS SUCTION HOSE 2IN AND 4 1/2 IN ALONG WITH MISC HOSES AND NOZZLES. THE MILEAGE OF THE TRUCK IS 8383 HAS A 216 CU IN ENGINE GOOD OIL PRESSURE AND TEMP GAUGE WORKS ALSO. THE TRUCK NEED TO HAVE THE INGNATION SWITCH WIRE REPLACE UP TO THE AMP GAUGE AND IT WILL CHARGE.”

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1943 White M3A1 Scout Car Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s another fun vehicle for sale.  This one is a little more pricey than the fire engine.

“1943 White M3A1 Scout Car 95% Restored. Runs great!!!!! many NOS and hard to find parts……..high bidder owns it”

 
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Buy a Jeep Part Poster on eBay

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

Here’s a rare poster.  The WAAAM museum has one of these displayed alongside a jeep. It is 45×35.

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Accessories Special Parts Catalog on eBay **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This sold for $202.50!

This sounds like an interesting catalog.

“Listed here is an RARE ORIGINAL WILLYS MOTORS, INC. “JEEP ACCESSORIES SPECIAL PARTS AND MAJOR ASSEMBLIES for ALL MODELS” list covering years 1946 – 1975. This book is slam packed with information, diagrams, and photographs regarding all accessories parts groups for the above models and includes all optional equipment available for the JEEP including: 3-Point Hitches, Capstan Winches, Bumper Rail Kits, Governor Units, PTO Drives, Tops, Side-steps, Enclosures, Locking Fuel Caps, Power Brakes, Radios, Heaters, Skid Plates, Draw Bars, Hydraulics, etc…. There are 22 pages of information. This is a definite MUST-HAVE for anyone who owns a 1946 – 1975 Jeep models CJ2A, CJ3A, CJ3B, CJ5, CJ6, 475, FC-150, 226, 473, DJ3A, 463.”

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Shriner’s 4-Wheel Steer Jeeps in Boise

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Josh was in downtown Boise on Saturday morning with his son watching the holiday parade when two flatfenders appeared. He said they were both named “sidewinder” and both had 4 wheel steer with dual steering wheels.  He said they were going a decent speed doing donuts or driving at an angle.

He snapped the picture below and then found a video of them.  The jeeps show up at the 17 sec mark and then really show at the 44 sec mark. I’ll see if I can dig up some more info on these in the future.

 
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August 1941 The Ford Dealer News Issue on eBay

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

The August 1941 issue of The Ford Dealer News includes this image of a Ford Pygmy. There are a variety of articles and other photos also.

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Balsa Wood Jeepster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

I like the box too.

“willys jeepster balsa wood model 1948-1949 it appears that all parts are there.very rare item”

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Bill Mauldin’s Illustrations from “Up Front”

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

John took the time to scan the jeep related pictures from Bill Maudlin’s book “Up Front”.  I’ve posted a couple below.  You can see all of them on John’s Google Page.  In 2010, the US Postal Service honored Bill with his own stamp.

You can find the book “Up Front” on Amazon (both in new and used versions and at Alibris.

Here’s the link to John’s Google Page: https://plus.google.com/photos/104219391648738472802/albums/5813766709364214065?banner=pwa

 
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Wornom Jeep Company Sign on eBay

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

Check out this Wornom Jeep Company Sign that looks in great shape.

“Rare Willys/Jeep Sales and Service Porcelain Sign
Wornom Jeep Co Dealership 27″ x 25″
2 Sided/Heavy Porcelain! – Good Condition/Great Color! – NO RESERVE! – Quick Shipping!”

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RB&W Bolt and Nut Company Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

If Russell, Burdsall & Ward Bolt and Nut Company can help build a jeep, the can surely build your refridgerator!

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Old CJ-5 Key Fob on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Anyone know the history of this unusual key chain fob?

“OLD AND ORIGINAL…AS YOU CAN SEE …THERE IS WEAR.  NOTICE BOTH SIDES”

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