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Article about ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on Willys Chassis

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Guy found some great links regarding this Bus, which was also known as Jitney (see Steve’s links in the comments).  According to a New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center report dated September, 2010, there is no known C-10 in any collection.  The ATHS society believes at least 25 buses were built.  The Chassis is Willys, the Body is from ACF-Brill, and the model is C-10.  

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This picture from Flickr shows the bus was branded Willys on the front. I was surprised to see that.

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From 02/07/2013: This 1947article shows an example of ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on a Willys Chassis. Anyone heard or seen one of these? At least a few went to Atlantic City. These were designed as small, inexpensive buses for marginal lines.

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Follow Me Jeeps Photos

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

UPDATE:  Howard found this photo at warttimepress.com on the front of the October, 23, 1944 issue of Junior Scholastic.

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Leo was cleaning up his files and ran across this unusual “Follow Me” Jeep photo.  He couldn’t remember where he found it, so if you happen to know a source, let me know.

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As I looked for an originating source, I found a bunch more photos. I also learned that sometimes incoming gliders were moving too fast for the ‘follow me’ jeeps. In one case, instead of hitting the jeep, a glider tipped its wing upward to pass over the jeep, probably to the jeep driver’s surprise or relief. Here they are:

This was posted at the RAF Forum:

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Here’s one taken last summer and posted on Flickr from the Duxford Military Vehicles Day

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This one appeared at a 2004 Military Jeep Club of Queensland Swap Meet in Australia. This page is full of military jeeps, seeps, and more.

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This follow me jeep was posted at 20th century GI.  There are more links to different shots of it.

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This photo and article was published in the June 1944 issue of Popular Mechanics.

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Ant then, there is this priceless one from the Belgian MIlitary Vehicle Trust:

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Jeep with 2000-Watt Searchlight for Border Patrol

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: , .

The July 1956 Popular Science article doesn’t indicate which country ordered this special search light, but this mobile, self-contained spotlight put out some serious light.

You can find this issue for sale on eBay

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Railway Age article highlights the Usefulness of a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This article for sale on eBay comes from the October 9, 1949, issue of Railway Age.  It shows four different pictures of a jeep doing different railroad related tasks.

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Ouray Jeep Rentals Postcard on eBay

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

There are no jeeps pictured, but the card is pretty.

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3 Glass Jeep Candy Containers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

I’ve never seen three of these for sale in one auction.

“Vintage Willy’s Jeep J.H. Millstein Co Glass Candy Container from WWII. Quantity of three.”

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CJ-2A Spraying in Hillsborough, FL, Circa 1950

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, Old Images

I wish the picture was more of a closeup. This picture comes from Florida Memory.

“Hillsborough County Health Dept. Mosquito Control project fogging for pests. Early mosquito control spraying consisted of making a “thermal fog,” in which hot diesel oil was mixed with a DDT solution and then vaporized.”

http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/44781

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1944 Italy Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

This postcard looks unusual.

“1944 Italy RARE military pc APO 512 signed NADIANI child soldier on jeep”

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Photograph of Man sitting on FC-150 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s an odd photo.

“Original Vintage Snapshot Photo Man on 1961 Jeep FC150 Pickup Truck Wreck in Forest dated 1968”

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1958 Jayhawk Dump Body for FC-150 Brochure on eBay

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

This is another Jayhawk Dump body brochure for the FC-150.  There are several at $7.99.

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Dec 1977 Issue of Willys World **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Magazine

This rare Willys World Newsletter was on eBay.

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1964 Jeep Derby at T. or C., New Mexico

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Racing

I just ran across this article about the 1964 Jeep Derby on my computer. It’s pretty interesting. I have several other Jeep Derby articles in magazines that I still need to scan.

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U-Haul Hamilton Pedal Jeep and Trailer **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: Was on eBay

This is cool. Was the branding added or did U-Haul really make these?

“VINTAGE U-HAUL PEDAL JEEP AND TRAILER.
PLEASE READ COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE ALL THE PICS AS THEY ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.
EMAIL WITH ZIP CODE FOR SHIPPING COST. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SHIPPED IN TWO SEPERATE BOXES.
WE BELIEVE THE JEEP IS HAMILTON BY DESIGN FROM THE 1960’s BUT ARE NOT POSITIVE.
WE DO NOT KNOW IF THE JEEP IS ORIGINAL TO THE TRAILER. (SOMETHING HAD TO PULL IT?) THE COLOR IS CORRECT BUT WE DO NOT KNOW IF IT HAS BEEN REPAINTED.
THEY ARE BOTH METAL WITH HARD RUBBER TIRES.
THE JEEP IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES/PAINT LOSS.
THE TRAILER IS IN GOOD CONDITION. DOES HAVE SOME PAINT LOSS AND SOME SURFACE RUST – SEE PICS.
THE DIMENSIONS OF THE JEEP ARE ABOUT 42 LONG X 16 WIDE X 18 INCHES TALL TO THE TOP OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
THE TWO FRONT TIRES ON THE JEEP ARE MARKED 8 X 1.75.
THE DIMENSIONS OF THE TRAILER ARE 36 INCHES LONG X 17 INCHES WIDE X 13 1/2 INCHES TALL. THE TIRES ARE MARKED 6 X 1.50.
THE BACK GATE SLIDES UP AND OUT. THERE IS SOME TOUCH UP PAINT ON THE BACK GATE AND WHERE IT SLIDES IN.”

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Tonka Airlines Jeep with Cargo Trailers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I don’t see the trailers too often.

“Up for auction is this Vintage Tonka Air Lines Jeep Trailers & Cargo. These are all in nice played with condition. They have a few scuffs and scratches but is over all in nice condition. These are all original except for the barrels have been added. This is a neat old toy a great addition to any collection! Please look at pictures closely! Check out my other auctions I do combine shipping!”

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Craig’s Pic of the Week: Trucks in TV Commercials

• CATEGORIES: Craigs Pic of the Week, Features, Willys Trucks

Craig found these two pics from a 1964 issue of Jeep News.

Guy provided additional information:
“The top picture with the caption underneath “MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO….” would have been taken on the east side of the Garden Of The Gods in Colorado Springs. The shot is looking west. Appears it could have been made from the present site of the Garden Of The Gods Visitor and Nature Center. See this Google Map link: http://goo.gl/maps/alpDj

The area to the west and north of the Garden Of The Gods is where the devastating Waldo Canyon wildfire swept into Colorado Springs last summer.

The Garden Of The Gods is a spectacular sight. Hiking is allowed, but no jeeping.

Garden Of The Gods images search link

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Redy Cut SEEP/ GPA Wood Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models, toys

This is ready to assemble according to the seller.

“THIS IS VINTAGE ESTATE FIND
UNUSED WOODEN MODEL KIT
FOR A US ARMY AMPHIBIAN JEEP
MADE BY REDYCUT”

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Russian Modelist Magazine with MB on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This is different.

“One of published in USSR “Modelist-Konstruktor” Magazine with schemes for modeling, interesting projects, posters and other

Paperback, Published 1993
32 pages 29×22 cm”

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Lake Jeeping from 2010 in Spooner, WI

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Reader Stories

Louie asked me if I’d be interested in some pictures from the 2010 Redbull Historic Military Club gathering, which included jeeps, seeps and floating trailers. I did not know those Bantam trailers floated so well!

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Louie writes, “For a number of years a military collector ( Kevin Kronland of Spooner Wi.) held a 3 day event at his Cranberry farm. He had almost 100 vehicles of his own and our Redbull Historic Military Club would attend with about another 50 to 100 vehicles. Of course we all had a great time showing ,driving,and talking about our vehicles. He had a DUCK, a GPA, and other collectors brought there am fibs to run in his cranberry pond. (A real lake.)

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Schwanke Car, Tractor, and Truck Museum Willmar, MN

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Museums

Located fifty miles west of Minneapolis in Willmar, MN, the Schwanke Car, Tractor, and Truck Museum has been open since 1998.  It features the collection of Virgil Schwanke, who has been  collecting vehicles for fifty-five years. He has assembled over 400 units for display, including tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines, gas pumps, signs and more. He recently added a CJ-2A to the museum.

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Virgil uses this CJ-2A as a springboard to talk about jeeps during World War II.  You can read more in the museum’s blog post.

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Mini Terror Tire Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

I always thought these were mini-terra tires, but they were advertised as “mini-terror” off road tires.  I found this ad in the February, 1974, issue of Four Wheeler.

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Arnold German Clockwork Jeep from the UK

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I don’t know anything about this. What does the missing key do?

“VERY RARE VINTAGE GERMAN CLOCKWORK JEEP WITH THREE OCCUPANTS
MADE BY ARNOLD’S OF GERMANY ABOUT 1947/8

THIS MODEL AND THE FIGURES HAVE BEEN OVER PAINTED AND IS MISSING THE SPARE WHEEL ,WINDSHIELD AND RADIO ANTENNA.THE FRONT FENDER HAS BEEN BENT UPWARDS.
THE STEERING WHEEL TURNS THE FRONT WHEELS ,THE GEAR STICK SEEMS TO OPERATE BUT CANNOT TELL FOR SURE AS THERE IS NO KEY. GREAT RESTORATION PROJECT.”

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The Jeep by Jeudy & Taraine

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: This book is a cancelled library book, but the buy it now price is only $5.50.

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Bob’s Photo of the Valstrey Willys Dealership

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Bob bought this photo at an antique store a couple days ago. Visible in it are trailers, a wagon, and a couple flatties. The sign appears to read  “145 e. werrick rd, tel. Valley stream 3638”

After some googling, Bob and I determined there was a Valstrey Service Corporation at 145 E. Merrick in Freeport, NY, which is very close the town of Valley Stream, NY. Further research yielded a newspaper ad out of the Brooklyn Eagle (Jan. 22nd 1950, pg 15) showing the Valstrey Service Corp from the address above in a Willys Advertisement (see below).

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A CJ-3A Barn Find with only 6,000 Miles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories

A reader shared the following story about stumbling on a barn find somewhere in the Southeast. This is just a reminder that there are still some great finds out there . . .

My son and I went for a drive yesterday. Weather was sunny and warm. We stopped to get gas and decided were to go: a nearby town we hadn’t visited in a while. As we went through town, then turned down a side street that took us to the outskirts of town. The road was lined with old shacks and barns. As we passed by an old church, out of the corner of my eye I spotted two headlights and a slotted grill tucked in a old falling down barn. I immediately hit the brakes, turned around, and stopped to look. There was a older man in the yard.
I asked him if that was an old willys.
He said, “ya a 1953. It has 6,000 miles on it.”
“Can we take a look?”
He said, “sure!”
The old man explained to us he had traded a tractor back in 55 for it. He drove it for a year and parked it. It’s been there ever since. It was the most Original willys I have have ever seen. It had about 1 inch of dust on it and fern Boxes in it. After talking with him I asked the ‘Question’.
“Would u like to sell it?”
Real quick he said “No”, then walked away to his house. No goodbye. Nothing. Just walked away and went in his house. Weird. But now I know after all the reading I’ve done what a true barn find looks like. I hope it doesn’t sit there and rot. There was no rust on it. It was stuck in time. All original seats,bows, spare tire, tires, back seat, wipers,foot steps, mirrors, every thing.
So, I decided to stop from time to time and check on it. Maybe he’ll give in, eventually.