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1972 Magazine Picture of Drag Racer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This page from a 1972 issue of Hot Rod Magazine shows Carey Stanley in a 302 Chevy Powered Flatfender in Bakersfield, CA.

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Pabst Beer & Willys Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Here’s the original picture from the CJ-3B page. The same image was also for sale on eBay earlier this month.

HOG spotted this picture on the CJ-3B board and thought other readers would like to see how the Willys Production line enjoyed their breaks. I tried to get the link to the 3B page, but couldn’t find it. Note the boxes to the right.

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12th Annual Jeep Blessing in Mesick, MI May 4

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The Cadillac Jeepers will be holding their 12th Annual Jeep Blessing on May 4th. You can learn more at their website.

http://cadillacjeepers.com/jeep-blessing/

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Spoilers of the Forest Lobby Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an 8×10 original card from the Spoilers of the Forest movie.

“SPOILERS OF THE FOREST ROD CAMERON ORIGINAL LOBBY CARDSilver Screen Mementos are pleased to be able to offer this authentic original lobby card measuring 8×10 inches. This lobby card is from Great Britain and was printed during the actual year the film was released in movie theaters. The lobby card (also known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK) was created by the film studios to publicise the movie and was intended for display outside the movie theatre in special glass display boxes. THESE ARE NOT REPRODUCTIONS! You are looking at a truly original piece of cinema art, a genuine collector’s item. We have a huge archive of over 250,000 original lobby cards, mostly from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. We will be releasing many more rare gems from our vast collection, which will include lobby cards, original photographs, movie stills, transparencies and slides.”

View all the information on ebay

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1969 Photo of Forest Ranger Helping with Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great photo.

“You are bidding on an original 8 x 10 Wire Photo of Florida Forest Ranger Whitsine Helps Start Flooded Jeep. Photo dated Aug 5,1969.”

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Reprint of Feb 1942 Chinese MB Manual Supplement on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Marc spotted this Chinese Manual Supplement reprint.

“A reprint of a rare original 16 page Chinese supplement for the Willys MB manual. This came out in February 1942 as a supplement for the TM10-1207 dated February 1, 1942.”

View all the information on ebay

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Willys Overland Down Payment Program

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This sold on eBay already, but is interesting. It is a rare 1952 Willys Overland Jeep Employees New Car Down Payment Program Coupon. It looks like it could be used for any W/O vehicle.

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Photo of Training Exercise

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

The one below is part of a training exercise.

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Jim’s Column Shift CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, Features

UPDATE: Ted sent me more pics

Ted sent me a picture of his friend Jim’s jeeps. If anyone knows of a Mahl front loader, Jim would like to buy one.

Here’s the short list on all its options:
Koenig twin stick PTO
Ramsey front winch
K+K side mount sicle bar
Three point hitch with Newgen Buzz Saw
extremely rare Canfield fold out wrecker assembly
Westinghouse PT1 compressor under the hood
Dual wheel adapters front and rear
Ge welder which came from a parts jeep that had paperwork showing the factory option welder cost more than the actual cost of jeep itself back in 1946.

Every thing works as it should with the exception of the welder ,which actually has been tested out and works great but is not hooked up because with all the work done to this jeep in the restoration Jim could not bring himself to cut out the tool box section to install welder.

Canfield wrecker has been converted to armstrong type ,to make room on mid PTO pulley for KandK bar.

About all we figure the Willys needs now to complete the swiss army effect is a Mahl front end loader if anyone has one for sale.

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Sandy Nearly Crunches Ted’s Plow Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories

Ted’s CJ-5 was narrowly spared by Hurricane Sandy. Great pics!

Ted writes, “Hey Dave, here’s a few shots of a huge tree that came down during Sandy and almost got my new plow truck. I almost moved the CJ and my dump truck in back round before storm but never got to it. I got real lucky, the little CJ pushed her way through three and two feet deep snow storms later in the year!!!”

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1945 Ad from Motor Age Magazine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Marc spotted this neat ad from an issue of December 1945 Motor Age Magazine. The ad was already sold on eBay, but I found an issue of the entire magazine still for sale on eBay.

View all the seller’s photos on eBay

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AN/TVS-3 Searchlight on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

I can’t imagine these appear too often??

“AN/TVS-3 Searchlight. These units came out an Air Force base and are powered by 120/240volt 400hz. It appears to be in great condition but we do not have the proper generator to power these units. I do however know where a couple are located and will pass that information along to any successful bidders. Please visit out website Shop Military Stuff for more information and additional pictures.”

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Assembly of Crated Jeeps in Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This seller has listed a variety of photographs for sale again. Here’s just one showing the assembly of crated MBs and GPWs. View all the seller’s photos on eBay

“8” X 10″ SHARP GLOSSY PHOTOGRAPH WITH NO DATE OR INFORMATION ON BACK (IT COULD BE A U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS PHOTO FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUT I’M NOT SURE. THESE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN IN MY COLLECTION FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND IS TIME TO LET THEM GO). Condition is excellent.——I will be listing more Military Vehicle photos in the weeks to come if you are interested.——Any reddish tint that you might see is a reflection off my logo template and is not in the photograph.”

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Military Network Motor Pool Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Deborah forwarded this video from Tom Townsend and the Military Network Motor Pool. The first segment deals with jeeps. To their credit they spend some time discussing jeep history and describing how to tell the differences between jeeps (ford vs mb and military vs civilian). But, I felt they could have covered the history more accurately.

For example, when discussing the Bantam prototype they showed pictures of the BRC-40 (3rd generation Bantam). They never showed any pictures of the Willys prototypes. They also suggested Willys got the contract for the jeep before Ford appeared. The reality is Ford not only submitted prototypes, but won the principal military contract, before it was taken away and given to Willys. Another mistake was that CJ-2As were produced starting in 1945 rather than 1946.

You can check out the entire episode here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/216750

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Willys Assembly Plant Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted this photo that was sold on eBay yesterday.  What’s interesting is that the there’s a CJ-3B followed by a M-38A1. I wasn’t aware they lined up jeeps at the assembly plant like that.

You can view the entire photo here on eBay

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Postcard of Imogene Pass and Postcard

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s a neat postcard from the 60s(?).

“Colorado Postcard of Colorado Rockies Jeep Road – Photo by William A. Sanborn. These roads wind between Ouray and Telluride. Measures approximately 6″ x 4″. Has scalloped edging. Card is slightly bowed and corners are dinged (see pics.).”

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Photo of WW2 Jeep with Wood Hardtop on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Here’s an interesting photo. That looks like a home wooden hardtop. I can’t tell what the letters on the front of the windshield spell.

“Photo size is 4.5×2.75″ inches”

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1960 West Yellowstone Postcard with 3 Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

The jeeps aren’t really big, but there appears to be a flattie, a CJ-5 and a wagon or truck.

“WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA — Circa. 1960 Street view with Chevy and Jeep autos parked in front of a STANDARD OIL Co. Gas Station. Chevron, Conoco, and Texaco gas station signs can be seen in the view. The card is unused — very good+ condition. It’s a dandy view for your automobile/gas station post card collection.”

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Unsual Prototype Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster, Old Images

UPDATE: See Jim’s description in the comments about this very unusual prototype.

These are all original photographs purchased from the “HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER FOR TWIN COACH BUS COMPANY AND THE WILLYS JEEP FIRM IN TOLEDO OHIO ALL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN BY HER WHILE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES”

1) From the front: View all the information on ebay

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2) From the side: View all the information on ebay

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3) Without hood or doors: View all the information on ebay

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4) From side with Fleetvans behind it: View all the information on ebay

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1942 Vintage Ad with “Fashion Fresh” Shoes on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Women & Jeeps

Shoes and jeeps . . . what more could a woman want?

“Life Stride Shoes
Like The Army Jeep,Fashion Fresh,
Vintage 1942 Print Ad”

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Australian War Memorial Images

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections • TAGS: .

Marc spotted some more Australian War Memorial images. These are all public domain images.

1) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/014793/

1943-05-05. NEW GUINEA. THIS PHOTO SHOWS TALKIE EQUIPMENT BEING FITTED INTO A JEEP WHICH CAN GET TO AREAS WHERE BIGGER UNITS CANNOT. (NEGATIVE BY BROWN & BAGNALL).

National Collection2) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/063079/

SOUTHPORT, QLD. 1944-01-13. A JEEP OF THE 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE, FITTED WITH PETROL DRUM FLOATS NEGOTIATING THE NERANG RIVER. SHOWN ARE: SX28155 SAPPER R. D. SYMONS (1); SX20700 LANCE CORPORAL D. C. HOLLAND (2).

National Collection3) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/061672/

PALANKO, NEW GUINEA. 1943-12. TROOPS OF THE 26TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE RIGGING UP A FRAMEWORK SO THAT THEY CAN HAUL A CRASHED JEEP BACK ON TO THE ROAD.

Australian-War-Image-saving-jeep4) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/068818/

NORTH OF CAIRNS, QLD. 1944-08-24. CLOSE UP OF A JEEP CAPSTAN ATTACHMENT WHICH WAS USED TO ASSIST THE JEEP UP A STEEP SANDY SLOPE.

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Rudys CJ Shop in Findlay, Ohio

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, CJ5, Features, Website • TAGS: .

Doug spotted this ad (http://limaohio.craigslist.org/pts/3736548170.html), which led me to Rudy’s CJ Website: http://www.rudys-cjs.com

Rudy’s is located in Findlay, Ohio, and specializes in 1976-1983 CJ-5s, CJ-7s and CJ-8s (scramblers). They sell both complete jeeps and parts.

According to the website, Rudy’s forte is “selling originally rot free, unpatched CJs for you to take to the next level or personalize or enjoy in it’s original glory as it sits.  Our philospophy is that all the mechanicals can be easily resolved but it is only original metal once.  We do not do any fiberglass Jeeps nor do we ever patch frames.”

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Here’s a very different kind of Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

And now for something completely different. I’m a little surprised they’d use the acronym jeep . . . http://www.mtw.gov.jm/JEEP/jeep.aspx

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Willys Knight Motor Paper Sign on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Marc forwarded this unusual sign. This shows a nice bit of history. Knight created the first sleeve motor after becoming frustrated by the noisy motors of the day. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages. You can read more about the motor at Wikipedia.

Here’s an interesting thread on HAMB about the motors:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=200088

View all the information on ebay

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1956 Truck Newspaper Ad from Maine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Trucks

It’s a neat ad.

“Original newspaper ad , 8 x 8 . This item is AutoLit Part #wp3800-QCPPOH.”

View all the information on ebay

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