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1962 FJ Fleet Van Photograph

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ, Old Images

From http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2009/07/bizarre-stuff.html comes this rare fleetvan photo from 1974.  It shows Ron Elizada in front of a 1962 FJ-3 Fleet Van.

 
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Creep in a Jeep Sticker from Topps Chewing Gum

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This chewing gum card picturing a crazy hopped up Jeepster was part of the 1980 Topps Chewing Gum Weird Willys Sicker #24: CREEP IN A JEEP.

 
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1955 DJ-3A Dispatcher Mailing Brochure

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

Here’s another Dispatcher brochure.  This was designed to be mailed.

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1951 Salesman Quiz from a Willys Overland Training

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

I found this quiz from a sales training meeting from 1951.  The quiz is available on eBay if you want to purchase it.  I had planned to create an interactive quiz, but for some reason my theme isn’t cooperating with any of the quiz templates.  Of course, I was disappointed, because I planned to have music, flashing lights, amazing colors, audio tracks, balloons, spaceships, prizes, and so much more . . . Instead, just use pencil and paper and imagine everything else  . . . And thanks to Colin for organizing the answers for me!!

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1. There are ……….. different Willys chassis.
(1) 2
(2) 5
(3) 6
(4) 8

2. In the Jeepster, the basic rugged frame is made …………………… to compensate for the open-type body.
(1) more flexible
(2) stronger
(3) more streamlined

3. Planadyne suspension provides a comfortable, big-car ride without ……………………..
(1) shock absorbers
(2) unsprung weight
(3) excessive weight and long wheelbase

4. Hotchkiss drive uses the car’s ……………………………… to transmit the push of the drive wheels to the total car.
(1) drive line
(2) rear springs
(3) torque tube

5. A measure of long clutch-life is ……………………, and on this basis, Willys clutches are outstanding.
(1) frictional area per horse-power handled
(2) horsepower per cubic inch of piston displacement
(3) area of clutch throwout bearing surface

6. The Hurricane engine’s ………………….. is in the cylinder head, resulting in better control of the temperature of the air-fuel mixture
(1) intake manifold
(2) carburetor
(3) exhaust manifold

7. The F-head design of the Hurricane engine permits ………………..
(1) a larger intake valve
(2) a smaller exhaust valve
(3) location of the exhaust valve in the cylinder head

8. The Hurricane engine has the high compression ratio of ………………… yet premium priced gasoline is not required.
(1) 7.2 to 1
(2) 7.4 to 1
(3) 7.8 to 1

9. In the Hurricane engine the arrangement of intake and exhaust valves is ………………..
(1) both in the cylinder head.
(2) both in the block.
(3) intake valve in head, exhaust valve in block.

10. On the basis of horse-power per cubic inch of piston displacement, the Hurricane engine is the ………………….full-sized American-built automobile engine.
(1) lightest-weight
(2) most efficient
(3) highest compression

11. All of the Willy chassis are designed and built …………….
(1) identical in construction.
(2) to do their particular transportation jobs.
(3) with excess weight to get comfort.

12. The Willys ………………… is universally recognized as the most dependable 4-cylinder, L-head engine in the history of American motor cars.
(1) Hurricane engine
(2) Lightning engine
(3) ‘Jeep’ “Go-Devil” Engine

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Vietnamese Capture French Jeeps in 1954

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

I spotted this picture on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13476480@N07/5122433858/sizes/o/in/photostream/

 
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Salesman Selection ‘Tips’ from 1951

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is listed as a Willys Overland Document, but appears to come from the Studebaker Management Institute.  Either way, it’s a pretty interesting read.  The document has 8 pages total.

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1960s Sierra Nevada Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, videos

UPDATE: I didn’t have the link quite right on this video, so I wanted to update it in case anyone missed it.

Roberto spotted this video compilation. The poster of the video describes it as “8mm film by my Grandfather; around 1964-1968. These trips were in the western central Sierra Nevada Mountains.”

 
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Unusual Body, Anyone Recognize it?

• CATEGORIES: Features

Grant is wondering if anyone recognizes this body?  With the tool boxes in the wheel wells, I think it’s got a MB/GPW rear.  It’s got a small part of the driver’s side windshield (just the angle part) which appears mb/gpw/cj2a ish.

This picture was original published at the earlycj5 forum:
http://www.earlycj5.net/forums/showthread.php?92775-jeep&highlight=jeep%3F

 
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“Big Red” in the lobby of Warn Industries

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

Doing some hub research today I ran across images of  “Big Red“, the CJ-2A that lives in the Clackamas, Oregon, facility of Warn Industries.  It’s a beautiful looking jeep that I plan to visit one of these days.

If you haven’t been to the Warn website, stop by the history page and check out the picture of the two odd jeeps taken early in Warn’s history when the shop was located in Seattle.  I contacted Warn about the photos, but they couldn’t provide any additional information about the jeeps.  I’ve never seen the body and frame modifications like those any where else.  It looks like it turned CJ-2As into a truck.

Big Red:

Here’s a shot from the 208 Sema Show from Truckin

 
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1941 Article from Field Ford on the Ford Pygmy on eBay

From the Magazine “Field Ford” comes a rare article about the Ford Pygmy Prototype.  The article projects that 30,000 of these 4-4s might be used eventually.

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1962 Hatari Sale Brochure with John Wayne **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an unusual brochure that highlights a variety of jeeps used in the movie Hatari starring John Wayne.

“Original 1962 Jeep advertising brochure based on the film Hatari with John Wayne. The brochure measures 8.5 x 22” when unfolded. It has a series of photos from the Hatari film, including some nice shots of John Wayne. The text describes 4 different Jeep models that are pictured and that were used in the film. It includes lines like “What a combination: rugged John Wayne and powerful Jeep vehicles.” This 50 year old Jeep brochure has the original address label on it but is still in excellent condition.”

Here are other images from the sale of a Hatari brochure in October of 2019:

1962-03-danger-handle-with-care-john-wayne-hatari-brochure1 1962-03-danger-handle-with-care-john-wayne-hatari-brochure2 1962-03-danger-handle-with-care-john-wayne-hatari-brochure3 1962-03-danger-handle-with-care-john-wayne-hatari-brochure4

 
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Fire Jeep Truck in Canton, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD**  Was priced at $8000.

This is actually one of two trucks.   Both sold quickly.

“1955 Willys fire truck. A rare piece indeed. It was left alone in a storage unit since 1986. It has 3100 miles on it. The body and interior are really nice on it. With some mechanical work this baby will the hit of the parade! Siren and light work! Complete with hoses, ladder, ax and even the lantern. It does run and I have moved it forwards and back. And put it in 4×4. I tuned it up, changed the oil, flushed the gas tank. However, these are the things I know it needs: has no brakes, radiator, water pump, PTO universals.”

 
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1958 CJ-3B ‘Crash Wagon’ Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

Was this just a one-0ff creation or were there a number of CJ-3Bs modified like this?

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Jeepster Art Prints on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Jeepster

These might be interesting to Jeepster Memorabilia Collectors.

“These are 7 original artwork prints from Willys-Overland. Prints depict a Carburetor (painted with overlay, not dated, 24×14), Fuel pump (painted with overlay, dated 9-22-49, 19×16), Oiling system (painted with overlay, dated 12-2-52, 20×17), Fuel system (painted with overlay, Dated 45-50, 23×12), Exhaust system (paintd with overlay, dated 12-5-51, 22×14) Exhaust system (painted, no date, 15×13) Brake system (painted with overlay, 11-17-49, 28×19). These were created for use in the production of factory parts manuals. Worn and aged but good display items.”

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Koenig Wrecker Service Equipment Brochure on eBay

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

The pics aren’t the greatest, but this looks like a neat brochure.  This is a 17×11 brochure that folds along with 3 additional price sheets.

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1957 Canfield Wrecker Brochure

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

Here’s a Service Station / Wrecker Mailing Brochure from Canfield focused on the FC-170.

 
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1955 Canfield Wrecker Brochure on eBay

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

Here’s a canfield wrecker brochure for a truck.

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1966 Canfield Overload Spring Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s an example of overload springs sold in 1966 by Canfield. This includes a price list.

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1953 Tour De France Delahaye Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

UPDATE:  Oops, Roberto correctly points out that this is a Delahaye and not a Hotchkiss.  I was wondering about the fenders not looking correct for a Hotchkiss.  

The caption of the picture, if I’m translating this correctly, means “The editor of Paris Match is perched on the famous weekly publication’s jeep for the Tour de France in 1953.  This is a French Hotchkiss jeep.  You can learn more about the Hotchkiss at Andy’s Military Jeep Site or in French here.

http://www.la-croix.com/Culture-Loisirs/Medias/Le-choix-TV/La-legende-de-Paris-Match-sur-France-3-_NG_-2012-08-13-842134

 
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More Traveller Wagon Information

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

Dan forwarded be this Traveller information, which has proved helpful for me.  Dan also took some a picture of Paul Berry’s 2WD Traveller, which you can see here (you can see all the pictures here, but you’ll need to scroll 2/3s of the way down the page).

 
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Wikomi Stockland Hydro-Blade & Scoop Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure has room for both the Hyrdo-Blade and Hydro-Scoop attachments.  It’s unclear to me just how many were used on the back of a jeep though.

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“Finding Virginia” Reaches Norway

Yes, the readers of “Finding Virginia” now span from the Northern reaches of Norway, thanks to Even, and to the Southern region of South Africa, thanks to Claus.  There are even a few books at points in between the two!

Even wrote to tell me he was sharing his copy of my book with a friend of his named Reider Haugen.  He added, “Reidar is among many Jeepers in Norway that keep himself updated with Ewillys every day  He is also one of the members of Flatfender Fellows here in Norway. I brought my sample of “Finding Virginia” for him to have a look as you see from the picture.

Reidar is almost done with his very nice Willys Utility Delivery with a GM engine and some Scout parts underneath.  This is going to be a nice daily driver next to his Willys Pickup Truck sporting a Volvo engine. Remember we are close to the Swedes . . .

In the middle you can see my Jeep Cj-7 Golden Eagle that I have owned for excactly 24 years today. 

Now you know how far your book has spread around the world! We both wanted to thank you for the best webpage ever for us Jeep-enthusiasts

Thanks guys, I love the picture!

 
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Look Park Police’s DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, DJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

Buz spotted this nice DJ-3A used by the Look Park Police in Florence, MA, from 1957 to 1986.

You can see more images of it here:  http://policecarwebsite.net/yet/rwcar4s/lookpark.html

This DJ-3A was also mentioned in a cj2apage forum as well.

This picture was taken early this year by CTROADDOG and posted to FLICKR.

 
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1953 Post Cereal Card #4 Pat Brady and His Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Post Cereals had a set of Hopalong Cassidy cards in 1951 and Roy Rogers cards in 1952 and 1953.  The only card that included a jeep appears to have been Card #4 of the 1953 set, which shows Pat Brady and His Jeep.

 
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1942 W.S. America At War Card No 548 on eBay

Here’s a prototypeish jeep depicted amidst a battle with Japanese soldiers.  I looked for other jeep related cards among the series, but I could only find a handful of other cards.

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