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Nomura Electro Tin Jeep with Search Light and Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This includes the box.

“Here’s another amazing item from my huge collection. This is a near mint example of a Japanese tin searchlight jeep with artillary trailer. Made by TN (Nomura) toys, this one has spent it’s life in it’s box and was rarely played with. There are really no issues to report. Paint is like new on both units. Lithograph on soldiers is excellent. There are no scratches anywhere. No rust. No dents, etc. Battery compartment on Jeep is excellent. I put a battery in and the searchlight and rear wheels worked fine. Artillary trailer rotates as it moves. The only issue is one of the two rivets that hold the searchlight onto it’s base has come loose. I’m sure someone could easily fix it as it just needs to be popped back in.We also have the original box with wonderful graphics. There is a hand-written “$2.00″ on the front and one corner is torn and coming loose. The base does have the carboard divider though! It’s incredible to find one in this condition with it’s box intact. Jeep measures about 7-1/2″ long and the trailer measures about 6″ long.”

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1960s? Monarch Hy Lo Jack Hydraulic unit Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This indicates these systems were designed for dump trucks, jeep trucks, scouts, and probably others.

“Here is a vintage Monarch Hydraulic power Controls for you snowplow, circa late 1950s.
Includes battery operated and fan belt driven models.
The brochure has models, HEP Dyna-Might, and the TUH or Hy-Lo-Jack.
On the back page is the Hy-Lo for Jeep model operates off fan-belt of Willys Jeep, CJ and 226
Also the model H-SC Hydraulic control fro the new International Scout.
Also HFC for Jeep, Monarch Controls for the Forward-Control Jeep.
There are also two other sheets.
One sheet show the break down of the UHT-JA (Hy-Lo-Jeep), parts list, parts price on the backside.
The other sheet is an photo showing the Hy-Lo-Jack Type UHT-J and TUH cut in half, with parts labeled.”

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Bantam BRC-40 in Service

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

I found some Australian pictures at “The Brigade” that included three Bantam BRC-40 photos. There is a Ford GP photo as well.  See all  the vintage pictures here: http://thebrigade.thechive.com/2011/05/30/the-jeep-worked-hard-in-wwii-33-photos/

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Wood Radio Flyer ‘Jeep’

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This riding radio flyer with a jeep grille is pretty cool.  If only I had known about this when my kids were small.

“This is a well used vintage wood push car from Radio Flyer. The front looks like a jeep. There are some cracks in the wood as well as stains and fading. The steering and horn works and has a squeaker inside. The car measures 24″ long and 14” wide including the tires. This car is very well used and has some issues but still rolls and steers fine. The largest crack is on the left “drivers” side and measures 6″ long.”

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1965 World Series of Golf Ad on eBay

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

Here’s a neat golf and jeep ad from 1965.

“Auto Brochure – Kaiser Jeep Corporation – Jeep – Product Line Overview – Code: DM 65-03 (interpret as 1965 from the Code) -12 pages – Colour – approx. 11 x 8.5 inch page – rust on staples and on paper in immediate vicinity, toning (brightness reversion) with age – postally mailed; address label affixed.”

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1988 Chrysler Motors Bronze Sculpture **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is one of a limited edition of bronze sculptures featuring the jeep at a military checkpoint.  Read this article for more information. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1893&dat=19880717&id=ncFQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PccMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2512,1973525

“Up for auction is a RARE Limited Edition patinated bronze sculpture manufactured by Don Sommer’s American Arrow Corporation. The bronze “CHECKPOINT” is a limited edition sculpture released by Chrysler Corporation in 1988 of the 1941 military Army JEEP. The bottom reads “SERIES 3 #0722″ made in USA by the American Arrow Corp.  It looks as though it is signed on the top right base but I can’t make out the name.  The base is about 10 x 6.5 inches and the Jeep itself is about 5.5 inches long. The JEEP (MB5 ?) and the soldiers are nicely detailed. This is very heavy, approximately 6 pounds. This sculpture is RARE and is in very good used condition!”

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1956 Kaiser-Willys of Canada Jeep Family Ad **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I liked that the jeep fire truck and the cargo personnel carrier showed up in the ad.  They are pretty rare to see in ads.

“ORIGINAL RARE 1956 CANADA KAISER WILLYS JEEP FIRE TRUCK AMBULANCE CARGO SEDAN AD ALL MODELS SHOWN
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE SEEN THIS CANADIAN AD IN 11 YEARS AND WE HAVE SOLD MANY CANADIAN WILLYS ADS.
Ad measures 5″ x 6″ approximately, in very good condition.”

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1968 Kaiser Jeep Margine Engine Book

UPDATE: This was sold on eBay a few days ago.  Marty contacted me and wondered if the buyer could email him at
mtmabe@northstate.net

“This is the first one of these I’ve seen.  Dan happened to forward a thread about this very engine today. http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/3449/96470.html

“Jeep/155 Parts Book, 8-1/2 x 11″, 15 pages, V-6, 155 HP, Marine Engine, all parts listed and illustrated, torn cover”

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Photo of General Slim and Mountbatten

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I found this interesting photo on MiliBlog (http://miliblog.co.uk/?m=201102).  It has some great details. The caption read “General Slim Driving a Jeep with Mountbatten”

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Great Pic of CJ-2 w/Sprayer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Dave wanted to share this vintage image of an Experimental CJ-2 equipped with a Sprayer.

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Kaiser Willys Lamp Shade **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:  The winning bid on this was $144.  

There can’t be too many of these around.  I like it!

“This was bought at the Willys show in Jefferson City, MO in the ninties I just never found the right lamp to put it on. Has a tear (see picture) not very noticable and it has a few stains, maybe from moisture, some more noticable than others”

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Swim Trunks with Fish and Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

If you love fish and jeeps, these crazy trunks might be for you.  You’ll need to be a size medium though.

“Vineyard Vines Chappy Men’s Swim Trunks
Size Medium
100% Polyester
Excellent pre-owned condition. Includes matching pouch
Please contact me with any questions
Please make payment within 3 days please”

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Flicker Clip Advertising Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

How about this unusual piece of memorabilia?

“You are getting a pretty rare piece of memorabilia from Willys Jeep. This clip is advertising a couple of the Willys war time vehicles and changes design depending on how you look at it. In good shape, measure aprox 2 3/8 by 1 3/4 inches. Please look at the pics as they are a huge part of the description. Thanks for looking!”

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Craig’s Pic of the Week: Mighty Jeep in Steel Transport Service

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

Craig’s pic this week comes from the August 1956 issue of Willys News

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Ms. Autolite Perched on a Surrey

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

Dave forwarded this beautiful version of Ms. Autolite perched on a Surrey.

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Blog Article about a Search for a WWII Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories

Maury spotted this blog article by Brian Albrecht at Cleveland.com.  It’s a great article detailing how some letters led David Keckan on a search for a jeep in his Grandfather was photographed.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/10/search_for_grandfathers_world.html

 

 
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Postcard of 1957 Trailways FC-150 Jeep in Red River, NM on eBay

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

Check out the interesting tarp setup.  Looks pretty clever.

“Great view of what I think is a 1957 Jeep Forward Control pick-up in front of the Red River Jeep Trips Trailway Depot in Taos County New Mexico. “For reservations contact Jack Chambless Enterprises.” Standard size vintage postcard. Not postally used; no message written on the back. Nice crisp postcard with minor edge/corner wear.”

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Go For Digger Brass Dash Tag on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s an oddball item.  This is actually a Go For Digger Dash Tag (manufactured by the Go For Digger Trenching Machine Company) and not a Jeep-a-Trench Tag (by Auburn Machine Works) as claimed by seller.

“Hi! I have for Auction here a Brass Tag off a Willys Jeep. It is 8″ long and 5″ tall. It is in good condition. It was mounted on the dash for a Jeep-A-Trench Attachment. Happy Bidding!”

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4×4 Magazine GPW Photo Book and More **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE:  Was on eBay. **Status Unknown**

“Here is a beautiful book that pays tribute to WW II era GPW military Jeeps, made by Ford Motor Co. The book features one particular jeep, S/No.242581, that has been meticulously restored. It was produced in 1997, as a special gift pack for the 20th anniversary of “4X4 magazine”, a Japanese publication. Only 2000 were published, this is #1129.

The Book is a beautifully made hardcover, with OD green canvas wrapped covers, and brass plate title on the front (similar to the Jeep ID plate). It measures 12″ by 11″ and has 132 pages of text, photos, and tech information. All text is written in English and Japanese. The book has sections with detailed photos of the Engine, Power train, Suspension, Frame, Interior, Tools & accessories. There are sections on Specifications, and Restoration notes. There are also many full page views of the complete vehicle. The photos are all studio quality with white background, printed on thick photo quality pages.

The book is packaged in a fitted wooden box with a hinged lid, The box also has a brass title plate, and a brass copy of the original ID plate from S/No.242581. Included is the cardboard shipping box, a mouse pad, and a package of post cards. Everything is in “as new” condition, the 3 brass plates still have their plastic sheet anti-tarnish covers, the post cards are still sealed, there is no address or writing on the cardboard shipping box.”

 
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Parmley Bodied Jeep in the Wild

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

Bob wasn’t sure what this vehicle was when he photographed it in 2008, but now we know.  Here’s a Parmley bodied jeep in the wild.

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Parmley Engineering’s Jeep Replacement Body

As many of you know, I am very curious about the fiberglass aftermarket bodies made for the jeep.  While I’ve seen most models for sale over the years, I have yet to run across Parmley Engineering’s fiberglass body, one of the more unique ones ever created.

After wrecking his CJ-5 in the early 1970s, Californian Tom Parmley, a machinist by trade, decided to build himself a better body for his still-good chassis.  He wanted the body to legally accommodate  wider tires, a dash box with more room, a hood that was lower, and other features.  So, he built and tested his dream body with great success.  Along the way, he received so much positive feedback that he created a kit so others could easily install a Parmley body on their CJ-5 Chassis.

So far, I have only located two resources that document this body.  One is the February 1974 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine, which featured a multi-page article about the new body.  Additionally, at least two issues of Four Wheeler Magazine also have ads for the Parmley body kit.  The other resource is a June 1975 Popular Mechanics article.  The Pop-Mech article also shows off the fiberglass top he invented (at least I assume it is fiberglass).

Here are a couple publicity photos taken by Tom Parley and published in the Feb 1974 issue of Four Wheeler:

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This image shows the Parmley with a top and is from Popular Mechanics.  Note the top example sports Desert Dogs …

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Willys Truck at Felix’s Fish Camp in Spanish Fort, Alabama

• CATEGORIES: Features, Last Ride, Willys Trucks

Bob’s down in Spanish Fort, Alabama, to photograph the Godaddy.com Bowl on Sunday when Kent State battles Arkansas State.  Of all the events at that bowl, I’m thinking the coaches wives got the best gig:  lunch at Wintzell’s Oyster House (a good place to eat if Yelp is to be believed). Uh oh, now I’m hungry.  Anyway, while down there, Bob spotted this poor old truck at Felix’s Fish Camp (another good place to eat).  It appears rooted permanently to the beach.  Of course, he thought of us ….

About the truck Bob says, “I looked under the hood and the truck still had the straight 6. Frame was almost rusted in half and the top was gone on the truck. Pretty cool though!’

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MB outfitted with a Welder

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

Dave saw yesterday’s post and promptly emailed this great photo of a welder enable MB.

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Bantam BRC-60ish Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Postcards

Is this postcard based on art by any particular artist that anyone recognizes?

“BLACK AND WHITE PRINTED ERA POSTCARD
Published by Artway Cards.
CONDITION: Some corner wear. Upper right corner more severely damaged and lightly crumpled. Thin postcard stock. Postally unused.”

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The Green Row Crop and Field Sprayer Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The pictures suggest this is a complicated setup.

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