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Roberto’s Willys MB T-shirt

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

Roberto has created a new t-shirt picturing a Willys MB.  You can see all his T-shirts here:

http://www.robertoflores.com/tienda/catalog/index.php/cPath/51_21_55

 
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Valley Fire Truck Sales Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

The Valley Fire Truck Company, based in Bay City, Michigan, converted basic willys truck chassis’ into Fire Trucks. Below is a rare ad from 1957 for their fire trucks.

View the information on eBay

 
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Jeepster Assembly Line with CJ-2A in the Background on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster

I thought these were a neat photos of the Jeepster assembly line with a CJ-2A in the background.

View the information on eBay

View the information on eBay

 
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Photo of Girls on a MB/GPW

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Here’s a nice photo of two women sitting on a military jeep.  I wonder what it says on the hood.

View the information on eBay

Dexter spotted this second picture:

 
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Get a ‘Jeep’ Ad Quebec, Canada eBay

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

I’ve never seen this ad before now.”  This is the actual ad and not a copy of one. It was published in 1947.

View the pic and info on eBay

Also, there are a bunch of other ads currently on ebay

 
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Arcar.com an Argentina Classified Car Website

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

Buz discovered this website in Argentina.  There are a variety of different jeeps for sale, some familiar and some less so.  Visit the website and check it out.  Here is a Willys MB for $15,000:  http://www.arcar.org/willys-mb-14-ton-46729

You can learn more about these IKA (Industrias Kaiser Argentina) built jeeps at the CJ-3B Page.

Here are some other vehicles I spotted in just a minute of searching:

This appears to be a MB/GPW of some vintage –

This is a CJ-2A with an unusual top –

Here are a couple of 2WD IKA Jeeps modeled on the CJ-5, but with a longer wheelbase

 
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1948 Truck Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I thought this was an interesting ad.  The two ‘selling’ points in this 1948 ad for the Willys Trucks are that they save on gas and oil & that they have a tight turning radius.

View all the info on eBay

 
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Pictures from the 2012 Willys Picnic

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Bill, from Lime Street Carriages, posted some pics of last weekend’s 2o12 Willys Picnic on his Face book page.  He wrote, “I think there were 76-77 Jeeps there this year and the weather was great (hot).  My group took 6 Jeeps up from Lancaster (68 mi each way) and next year we’ll have more!

46 VECJ-2A
46 CJ-2A unrestored
46 CJ-2A newly restored
54 CJ-3B
64 CJ-3B
85 CJ-8 Chase Jeep
We all made the whole trip without mechanical issues…. of course we also spent all day Saturday getting them all ready.  Generators, fuel lines, carb fixes, + painting a windshield on the yellow ’46.    We made it with the windshields down the whole way too….  looked pretty cool coming down the road!”
Here are a couple pics.  You can see all the pics on FaceBook:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.466258433386204.107776.338546552824060&type=1
 
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Brass Model Jeep on Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Unusual • TAGS: .

David spotted this model on Flickr.  I don’t much other than it is being well built by someone named Alex.

You can see all the pics here

 
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“Armored Military Jeep” Patterson, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

This one is priceless.  Based on the back, I’d say this was a CJ of some vintage and not a M-38.

“5/16″ armored jeep. Complete. Body is not rotted. Needs new undercarriage. M38? Awesome piece of history. 845-204-1475”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/cto/3069823371.html

 
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1954 Truck with Hobart Welder Joliet, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay

(05/30/2012) This is a cool, well restored combo.

“HERE IS A SUPER NICE TOTALLY RESTORED 1954 JEEP 4X4 THIS JEEP IS A SHOW PIECE THAT COMES WITH A PERIOD CORRECT TOTALLY RESTORED HOBART GAS WELDER. LOOK AT THE PICS CLOSE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY OTHER PICS LET ME KNOW. THE BUY IT NOW IS BELOW MARKET VALUE  FOR THE JEEP. THE WELDER IS A SUPER RARE ITEM. THE JEEP RUNS GREAT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS PERFECT IN 4 HI AS WELL AS 4 LO.  JEEP CAME ORIGINALLY WITH RARE PTO. THE UNIT IS STILL WITH THE TRUCK. ALL THE GAUGES WORK,  WATER TEMP. OIL PRESSURE, AMP GAUGE. ALL BRAND NEW TIRES ON JEEP AS WELL AS WELDER.   THE WELDER IS A FACTORY GAS ENGINE WITH A JEEP WILLYS 4 CYL. ENGINE. IT RUNS GREAT AS WELL.  IT IS SUPER DETAILED AS YOU CAN SEE. PRIOR TO THE TOTAL RESTORATION OF IT THE WELDER PERFORMED FINE. I HAVE NOT TRIED TO WELD WITH IT SO THAT PART I AM NOT POSITIVE ABOUT. I  HAVE A FACTORY MANUAL THAT COMES WITH IT. I HAVE A GOOD DEPENDABLE GUY THAT TRANSPORTS FOR A VERY REASONABLE FEE,  IF THE WINNING BIDDER CONTACTS ME I WILL GIVE YOU HIS INFO. AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE ON GETTING THESE TO GEMS TO YOU ! THANKS FOR LOOKING, I DONT THINK YOU WASTED YOUR TIME !!! I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE MILES”

 
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Set of 10 Brazilian Jeep ads on eBay

This auction includes a set of 10 ads for the Brazilian Jeep Pickup.  Looks like they have been ripped from a magazine.

“They are original AD’s (not copy).
All different ADs (not repeated ADs).
ADs from 60’s / 70’s
Brazilian rare ADs.
The pages are in big size. Size of each AD: about 35 cm X 25 cm. Can be changed in poster.”

View all the pics and info on eBay

 
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Newspaper Ad for a Mustang Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad for a Mustang Trailer was originally published by a company out of Bangor, Maine.  Though attached to a jeep in the ad, the ad notes you can attach it to a truck, too.

View all the pics and info on eBay

 
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CJ-2 PR Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s a reproduction of a PR photo of an experimental CJ-2 jeep pulling a wagon.

View the photo on eBay

 
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A Model WW2 Jeep Built From Scratch in Macedonia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This well done jeep model was built by a Macedonian who wants to own a real jeep some day.  I believe he has the skills to take care of one!

He writes on youtube, “Model Jeep I spent 3 months on. I know it’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing. Real WWII Jeeps in Macedonia are extremely rare, if not impossible to find. Also I thought it would be far more fun to built rather than buy a model Jeep. Work was done during the summer of 2009, 2-3 hours a day, often late into the night.”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDNl__vdaIQ&feature=relmfu

Here’s a pic of the finished product:

 
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Shortened Wagons in Brazil

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

After seeing this ad about the shortened wagon, a reader named Or forwarded me the following links that show these shortened wagons aren’t as rare as we thought.  Thanks for finding these!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykAQ967gxmU&feature=relmfu

From this link comes this picture:

Here’s this one with a slightly different front end from this link:

Or, if you like red:

Here are a few more links, too:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cPd-DXN-roo/T8ura4LrSZI/AAAAAAAAAqI/4votwocxN5w/s400/1165413236.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-og9QbesAeMo/T8urkmL35LI/AAAAAAAAAqQ/NOx-nRG0Xes/s400/1175596299.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yL5EOaxZ8ZY/T8urvLQ4slI/AAAAAAAAAqY/8ON9BYVKc8c/s400/1196241655.jpg

 
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Soviet Russia WW2 Photo2 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

No details on when this photo was taken.  It is sold out of Kiev, Ukraine.

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The auction on this photo by the same seller fetched a bid of $18.50. I was surprised it went that high.

 
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1945 GAZ Estonia eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Here’s a rare GAZ out of Estonia. Might be good for a European collector.

“GAZ 67, Jeep, Militaria (Willys Jeep) 1945 ,

The vehicle is moving under its own power.
the car is not restored.
Still retains the original factory work. (80 %)
The car has been standing on the tenth garage.

EU Member States do not have customs and logistics companies to be transported. Transportation Estonia to Germany pays 400 – 500 EUR. –

Shipping will be paid by the buyer. Shipping outside the EU to clarify before you buy. I will help the buyer in dealings.”

View all the info and pics on eBay

 
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The Package Delivery Van Starts its Journey

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

You might remember that we spotted this rare 1948 Willys Overland Package Delivery van a while back.  The buyer decided he had to let it go, so Jesse volunteered to take on the project of restoring it.   To get to Phoenix, the van has made its first stop in Missouri at Craig’s place.

Craig writes, “The 1948 Willys Overland Urban Package Delivery is 430 miles closer to it’s new home in Phoenix, Arizona.  It’s resting at my place in Defiance, Missouri right now before I make the pilgrimage out there to Phoenix and back in a few weeks.  Since the ’48 got its start on eWillys I thought it could use an update there as well.  The pictures were taken just a stones throw south of Roxanna, Ohio where Roger Martin (pictured with me) brought it from its home in Lake Geneva, Ohio.  It looks a little better with some rubber on the wheels! Craig @ thefcconnection

 
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The Story of the Jeepy Pedal Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, toys

Even contacted me from Norway with a nice bit of history about the Jeepy Pedal Car.  Thanks Even!

He writes, “As world war 2 came to a close a Norwegian engineer name Sigurd W. Ødegaard was looking for products he could produce in his mecanical workshop.  One day during the summer of 1945 he was watching a military parade with a lot of jeeps when he got the idea to produce a small version of a jeep as a pedal car. A year later he produced his first pedal car, manufacturing them from 1946 until 1952.  During this time his company made about 3000 units of this popular car .  I was told they cost almost 100$ back then.

These small Jeeps are popular among collectors here in Norway and since Sigurd made them very solid there are still some around.  The car is 1/3 scale from the GPW and  are all steel with air filled wheels.

I have also heard that Sigurd W. Ødegaard was educated in the US  and worked for Mack International Motor Company. At some point he travelled to the US to start production of this pedalcar over there, but returned to Norway after failing to get production going because the Korean War made it complicated to get enough steel for the pedal cars.”

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Old Photos from the High Desert

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Here are a couple of old photos listed on eBay from a trip into the high desert in a CJ-2A.

 
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Conner Supermarket Willys Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Buz shot this picture while visiting Ocracoke Island in South Carolina last year.  This year he discovered the history behind the wagon.  Thanks Buz!  I like the way you vacation 🙂

Read about the station wagon,, John Conner, Sr., and the history of the super market here:

http://www.connerssupermarket.com/index_files/Page426.htm

 
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2012 Great Willys Picnic in Kempton, Pa June 10th

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The Great Willys Picnic Show and Swap Meet:  learn more here http://www.cj3a.info/picnic/

June 10, 2012 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad, located in Kempton, Pennsylvania

It’s time to plan for the 13th annual Great Willys Picnic, Car Show and Swap Meet. All vehicles are welcome: stock, modified, projects, CJs, Wagons, Trucks, Jeepsters, Military, Cars and even GPWs! Every pre-1970 Willys vehicle is eligible to win door prizes. This show has grown into the largest Northeast Willys event. Over 45 vehicles and hundreds of enthusiasts were present at last year’s picnic. There is plenty of space for selling your spare parts in the swap meet area. Bring your Willys memorabilia and interesting parts for show and tell. Be sure to arrive early because at 3:00 PM the door prize winners are announced and awarded. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase food at the refreshment stand.

The Picnic will be held on the grounds of the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad located in the scenic village of Kempton, Pennsylvania. This is a great setting to display our classic Willys vehicles, as well as entertainment for the entire family. Also on-site is the Schuykill & Lehigh Model Railroad Club’s HO model train display.

As always the Willys Picnic, Show and Swap is free. Plan to take the optional train ride for a very reasonable fee.

 
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More Food at this Year’s Bantam Festival

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

One of the updates in the May newsletter from the Bantam Festival folks is that there will be more food.  Since I like food, I have to say I’m all in favor of that!

You can read more on the latest at the Bantam Jeep Festival Site

 
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June 16th Estate Auction in Arlington, Oh … CJ-2As & CJ-3As and More

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons

Rob forwarded me the jeep below.  It’s an odd melding of a CJ-2A and a Wagon.  I’d love to get a closer look to see how various problems were solved.

This jeep is one of several jeeps in different conditions being auctioned, though nothing is in amazing condition.  Tools and other vehicles will also be auctioned, including a deuce and a half that looks to me (not being an expert) in very good condition.

The auction takes place on June 16th, 2012, at a place tbd.  You can learn more about the auction by Fenbert Auction Services and see the other vehicles at here.

Here’s the oddball CJ-2A/Panel Wagon hybrid:

A few other jeeps at the auction.  A couple CJ-2As:

A couple CJ-3As:

Other Stuff: