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Jeep Family Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This includes shipping, so it’s not a bad price.

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CJ-3Bs in Vietnam

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, International, Mahindra, Old Images

Roberto forwarded several links to CJ-3Bs from Vietnam in the 1960s. Interestingly, they all had tool indents. I suspect these are made by Mahindra rather than Willys. Any thoughts?



Here’s a link for the entire index: http://summitlake.com/graphics/Jalbum-Vietnam/index.html

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A Ford GPA Makes James’ Day


James was driving today in Colorado and spotted this Ford GPA SEEP parked just off the road.

He writes, “I found this gem along side of the road today. I was on my way to pick up my 1947 cj2a. It turns out the owner is also an eWillys reader! It’s amazing that these cars are still being driven and not stuck in a museum. This made my day!



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Ten Year Old Jeep Birthday Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

This must be a British jeep! Steering wheel is on the “wrong” side.

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Sidebander Out of the Blues QSL Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

Here’s another QSL card with a jeep. The Blue’s refers to the blue mountains which are just over an hour south of us in Oregon.

“QSL HAM RADIO CARD: About the same size as a Standard size postcard (about 3 1/4″ x 5 3/8″), but on slightly lighter weight paper. Our inventory number: QSL 4 ”

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1943 New Georgia Wounded Soldier Evac Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This seller has a variety of WWII reprints for sale.

“Title: Evacuating wounded, New Georgia
Date Created/Published: 1943.
Summary: One wounded soldier on top of jeep and another being carried on a stretcher.
Photoprint by U.S. Army Signal Corps.
This record contains unverified data from caption card.
Bookmark /2002716069/
Approximately 8×12 inches. (20.3cm x 30.5cm)

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Jeep Sign Defiance, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was priced at $75.

“Jeep 6ft Plastic Sign
Great for the Jeep enthusiast for garage/den/mancave decoration.
Sign has a part of the top left broken off and a crack as shown.”


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SAS in World War II Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features • TAGS: .

Scott spotted this good price on a SAS in WWII Book at Amazon. If you ever had any interest in the SAS, you might check out this book. I’ve ordered a copy.

The SAS in World War II: An Illustrated History (General Military)


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Russell’s Truck Stop in Ende, NM

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Bob sent me an email a few days ago about this jeep he spotted in Endee, New Mexico. The town of Endee is located near the border of New Mexico and Texas on near I-40. The folks on Yelp really like this place.

He wrote, “The wife and I made a weekend trip to Amarillo for a steak at the Country Barn. We spotted this really clean CJ2A at the free car museum at Russell’s truck stop in Endee, NM.”

Russels-truck-stop-enden-nmHere’s another picture I found on Trip Advisor:


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Provincetown, MA, Fire Department’s CJ-3A and Trailer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

In 1950 Provincetown added this CJ-3A and pumper trailer to their equipment.

The caption under this page reads: Provincetown Engine No.6 – c.1950, Willy’s Jeep with Maxim 500 gpm trailer served as Engine 6 from c.1950 into the 1970’s. The pump trailer may have been made by Maxim, as they made many during WWII, probably 500 gpm.



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1949 National Foam System Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad shows a CJ-2A with what I think is a trailered foam system. Or, am I wrong?

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1943 Jeeps & Jests Bruce Bairnsfather on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Books, Features

UPDATE: **WARNING** There are only two jeeps pictured in the book!!! Buyer beware.

“This auction is for a 1943 book filled with cartoons about WWII. It is titled “Jeeps and Jests” by Bruce Bairnsfather. The book has cartoons on every page– about 60 pages in all. The condition of the book is good. The binding is solid and there are no rips. The main flaw is that there are some faint spots on the covers and scattered in the book.”

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Hogan’s Heroes Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

If you are a Hogan’s Heroes fan and a jeep fan, then this is for you.

“For your consideration is a vintage Hogan’s Heroes’ WWII Jeep model kit. The model kit was made be MPC in 1968. It appears that the previous owner started this kit, but never completed it. Because it has been started, I cannot guarantee the completeness of the kit.”

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Cragstan Tin Deluxe Beach Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

No bids on this toy at the moment.

“Vintage Cragstan Tin Litho “Deluxe” Beach Jeep – Japan
Very nice vintage Tin Litho Cragstan Tin Litho “Deluxe” Beach Jeep. Rolls Smooth. Nice Paint. Missing 1 Hubcap”

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No Updates on Tuesday

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

I’m taking the day off. Next posts wednesday morning.

Here’s a cool picture of a custom FC. I found the picture on Flickr. There are a couple more there. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregjsmith/94785408/in/photostream/


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1943 Issue of London News Includes GPA Article on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old News Articles

It may only be one page, but the May 1, 1943, issue of Illustrated London News includes a full page of Ford GPA pictures.

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Match Box Packet Label on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I don’t completely understand what these are, but it looks interesting.

“India JEEP Automobile Transport Match Box Packet Label. Large Size – 2.00″ X 2.25”

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Jeep Gets a Name Book by Jean Avant Veasey

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: this is back on eBay

(02/12/2013) This is a first edition (1988) children’s book signed by the author.

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Jeep at Walt Disney Studios Park in France

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

I spotted a picture of this faux jeep at DisneyShawn, which is a website dedicated to Disney attractions. This particular jeep is inside the Toy Story Playland at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in Mame-la-Valle, France.

Shawn included a little trivia along with the picture. He wrote, “Fort Emery, the name of the post where we’re doing our parachute training, is a nod to Pixar Animation Studios’ hometown of Emeryville, California. The ID number on the Jeep in the outdoor area of the queue, 112295, is actually the date the original Toy Story opened in theaters (Nov. 22, 1995).”


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Christmas Card with Elephant and Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual card.

“Military Christmas. Card WW2 Era India Theater jeep Elephant Risque Ladies . I would guess this is pretty rare Perhaps one of a kind. Pretty neat old card Apx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/4.closed . All items as described and sold as is.”

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Gas Mileage Question

• CATEGORIES: Features

Gordon was curious what various gas mileage people go with their jeeps. Mostly, he wants to compare stock Jeeps to conversions. I used to get about 14 mph with my old fiberglass flattie with a buick v6 225, a four barrel carb and 3:73 gears.

Here are a few threads about gas mileage among stock jeeps:


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1951 GI-Joe Coloring Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features

On the back cover of this coloring book is a model jeep that folds together.

“For sale a vintage coloring book with Model Jeep G. I. JOE. This coloring book is illustrated by Jack Crowe and the drawings are based on official photographs through the courtesy of Department of Defense.

Published by the Samuel Lowe Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Copyright 1950 or 51 (hard to decipher) James & Jonathan Company. 31 pages of illustrations to color. The cover is dirty and a bit worn and the back and front have a tear on the bottom of the page
– the pages inside are also torn. (About 1/2 inch tear).
The spine is worn and the cover measures 11 inches in width and 13 3/4 inches in height.”

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Mountain Life “Confidence” T-shirt on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

My kids got me an XL T-shirt just like this one. It’s a good price (shipping included).

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Japanese Tin Jeep with KLM Branding on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Ichiko, a Japanese company, manufactured this KLM Royal Dutch Airway Follow-Me jeep and Volkswagen.

“Both come in Good Condition! The Small VW Volkswagen Van Bus comes in complete order. Its scaled to about 1:40. It shows playwear. No discoloration. The Large 1:18 Willys Jeep Comes in fair to good condition. It misses the driver and an antenna. Otherwise slight playwear! A lovely and Very Rare Couple!”

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1960s Strutco Aqua Doodlebug Airline Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This toy is over 2 feet long.

“Up for auction is a Vintage 1960’s Strutco Aqua Doodlebug Airline Jeep. Dimensions: 25-1/2″L x 10″w x 13″h. Item Condition: jeep is worn with scratches and areas of rust but is still complete and in decent shape for age. This toy was meant to be ridden on, it is quite durable to say the least weighing in at over 13 lbs. This item was bought at auction from an elderly gentleman who owned the Dixie Auto Store in South Carolina. All of the toys I will be presenting for auction came from his personal collection.”

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