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1949 United Nations Press Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc forwarded this one. It is a good shot of the United Nations logo in case someone wanted to recreate a UN jeep.

“U.N. Observer– ENROUTE TO THE “FRONT” in their white-painted U.N. jeep, the two U.N. Observers encounter local inhabitants whose stories may help to clarify the situation.
Photo measures 10 x 8.”

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Photos From the Half Century of Progress Show

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The Half Century of Progress Show happened this past weekend in Rantoul, IL. The show takes place every other year. Bob Christy reports there were 13 jeeps or so this year and two empire tractors.

Bob took the photo below. Here’s link to the CJ-2A Page with more photos

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Kate Goelzhauser, editor for Lawn and Garden Collector Magazine, was also there. She posted a variety of pictures to her Facebook Page. You can see them all here.

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Ann Chases a local CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ann and her mother were at the local Kennewick Mall when Ann heard a funny sound, then spotted a CJ-2A. Being a great mate, she went into action, chasing the driver down until she could get permission to photograph his jeep. I asked if she got his name, but she didn’t. Well, at least she got a couple pics. It isn’t often you see a flatfender parked at the local mall!

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Pedal Jeep Media, PA $325

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I tried to identify this pedal jeep, but didn’t have any luck. It has some unusual wheels.

“Cleaning out the garage and came across this beautiful peddle car. I am willing to accept offers. Call or text Ian with any questions. 610-306-088 seven”


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Norbert’s Campagnola

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: .

UPDATE: You can see more at Norbert’s site: http://campagnolaar59.jimdo.com

Norbert wrote me from Germany yesterday. He wanted to share pictures of his Campagnola. It’s a great looking vehicle!





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Two Photos from Alex

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), International, Old Images

Alex, who directs Tahiti-Pacifique Magazine, forwarded these two photos.

For unknown reasons, the driver of this DUKW (thanks Bob) must have had quite a drive!

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Alex writes, “Photo of 1954 peace treaty delegation between the French and the Vietminh. The French army used mostly US WW2 surplus equipment in that war. The US took over after the 1954 defeat, Indochina became Vietnam, the Vietminh became Vietcong and the issue was the same 20 years later. “

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Old Photos from the Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Charles forwarded these photos.

These two photos are from a Venlo training school in the Netherlands.

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Testimonial: Davis Farm Contracting

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Thanks to John I’ve got a bunch of these testimonials to share over the coming weeks. Most are from 1946 and were combined into a sales binder used by Willys Overland salesman.

This particular testimonial is by Davis Farm Contracting, Company, of Albany, Georgia.



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Another Usual Jeep from the Big Island

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB • TAGS: , .

Bill from Lime Street Carriage spotted this jeep siting on the side of the road south of Kona in the Captain Cook area of the Big Island of Hawaii. This is similar to several other oddly shaped jeeps near Captain Cook, HI,  (here and here) that have been for sale. There was no for sale sign on the one below.

It sure seems likely that someone built all of these.

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1973 Big Cypress Swamp Photo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a cool photo Marc forwarded.

“You are bidding on an original press photo from 1973 featuring “Road” into Big Cypress Swamp resembles a creek. Percy Brown in front Jeep. This road was a pre-Columbian Indian foot trail . Photo is 8.5” x 6.5” in size.”

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1943 GPA/Seep Model Kit **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a rare kit that looks complete.

“U.S. Army Amphibian Jeep (Quack)
MOD-AC Manufacturing Co
Los Angeles, Calif.
1/2 Inch Scale Wooden Model
I believe it is from 1943.
Very hard to find in used good condition.
Please examine all pictures carefully as I do not know if all the pieces are there.
The body of the Jeep is in very good condition as are the pieces and parts I do have.
The box does have wear and tear (see picts).
The paper portion of the kit does have some of the pieces cut out (see picts).
I am selling this model “as-is” with no warranty or returns.
I can only accept PayPal as the form of payment.
I will only ship within the United States.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Thanks for looking.”

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1958 Saturday Evening Post Jeep on Cover on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

Only the cover is being sold. Apparently, a flat tire on the jeep has stalled a parade. Seems an odd cover?

“COVER ONLY. Bottom right corner damage; scuff at mailing label. Border creases.”

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1949 Carcraft Brochure on eBay

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(06/24/2013) Marc spotted this pricey, but interesting brochure.

“Original part color catalog , 8.5 x 11 , 8 pages , has a small hole near the top border on all pages , shows and describes the custom Carcraft body for Willys CJ3A . Produced by Carson Machine Company , Oklahoma City , Oklahoma . This item is AutoLit Part #wt3764-WKSDCG.”

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January 1968 School Bulletin Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles

I found this jeep related article in a School Bulletin from 1968. Not a lot of information, but I thought it was interesting it was there in the first place. It documents a trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico.




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National Four Wheel Drive Association Photo From Ad

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

This National Four Wheel Drive Association Photo appeared in the February 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine near the back cover.



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September 1943 Campbells Soup Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Campbell Soup ad was published in the September 18, 1943, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, pg. 31.



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1944 Pullman Transportation India Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This isn’t a whole lot different than that Pullman ad above.

“One page, approximately 10″ x 13″ in size; this ad exhibits no significant condition problems.”

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1944 Pullman Transportation Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Pullman was busily shuttling troops during the war according to the ad.

“One page, approximately 10″ x 13″ in size; this ad exhibits no significant condition problems.”

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1944-pullman-china-adMarc found another version of the same Ad.

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Matchbook Cover for Bill’s Texaco Willys Jeep Service on eBay

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

Here’s an old Colorado Texaco Matchbook cover from Seibert, Colorado.

“You are bidding on: Matchcover Seibert CO Bill’s Texaco Gasoline Service Willys Jeeps Phone 26. 1948 Name on inside cover.”

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1943 Poster from World War II on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This 16″x20″ poster shows an unidentified scene from 1943.

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Good Humor Pedal Car Poster

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Was on eBay

Craig forwarded this great photo of a little boy ‘peddling’ Good Humor bars.

“LARGE SIZE: 19″ X 13″ Canvas ~ Image size: 16″x13″ READY TO FRAME”


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Photo of Unusual Hardtop from Germany on eBay

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

Marc spotted the photo of this unusual hardtop from 1946 Germany.

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1978 Ad for Sears Super Trac Hunting Tires on eBay

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

Neat old ad.

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CJ-5 Renegade Stripes from the Early 1970s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features

Gary contacted me tonight to ask if I knew which year of jeep body my father used for his CJ-5 rebuild. It was a good question I didn’t know. I’d never studied the Renegade stripes. My research was not exhaustive on this, so please feel free to correct any mistakes.

Based on my review, I believe my Dad’s body came from a 1974 CJ-5. I started with the below picture.


Notice the stripe falls vertically. So, I just had to find a comparable vertical stripe. I just didn’t know how many years jeep produced the stripe. It turned out to be just 1974.

I looked up 1971 and 1972 bodies. During those years the Renegade had a straight stripe that didn’t drop over the side of the cowl as you can see below:


In 1973 the renegade had a straight back, then drop-angled stripe:


Note how the stripe is angled over the cowl and splits. This is a supposed to be a factory photo.

In 1974, the stripe fell straight as seen in these photos:1974-cj5-renegage-brochure


This is a factory photo.

Possible Late 1974 Style? Notice how the name drops lower. This stripe is being sold on eBay as a 1974/1975 style.


Here’s another example, though this jeep was listed as a 1973 (can’t find the original link). It may actually have been a 1974:1947-cj5-anglestripe

Here’s another jeep listed as a 1974:


In 1975, the style changed to one that dropped, then went straight back.


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Future Mechanic

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bob forwarded this cute photo from Facebook.