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Photograph of a Pepsi Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features • TAGS: .

Dave shared this image of a Pepsi Surrey.  This is a little clearer than a similar picture shown on the CJ-3B page.

http://cj3b.info//Siblings/SurreyPepsi.html

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1954 Fiat Campagnola Diesel Brochure on eBay

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

Glenn spotted a brochure for this Jeep-like vehicle.  There some great PTO shots, too. You can learn more about them at Wikipedia.

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1954 Willys Boat Motor Flexidrive Brochure

Glenn spotted this unusual brochure. This brochure describes the Lightening Six Motor being used as a boat motor.

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1952 Willys Ad from Mexico on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Here’s an unusual newspaper ad spotted by Glenn.

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1950 Fiat Campagnola Brochure **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  Was on eBay.

(12/07/2012) This is a cool brochure. More pics on eBay.

“original color folder , 5.5 x 8 folded , 16.5 x 8 unfolded . This is the first brochure printed on the Campagnola . It also shows a map from Algeria to Cape Town of a record run in Africa by the Campagnola.”

 
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Factory Photo of a CJ-2A & Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

David’s brother bought this factory photo at a car show. This didn’t have any information on the back, but does have a good looking trailer with an interesting box.

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1961 Camp N Cargo Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Trucks

Here is a rare brochure.

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1969 Meyer Rotary Broom Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Jeep-Meyer-Rotary-Broom-Brochure-/350135340367?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5185b14d4f

 
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1969 Meyer Spreader Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

It looks like there are three different type of spreaders. I’ve never seen one of these for resale.

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Pop up Jeep Deko Model Toy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, toys

This is a vintage model that is motorized and needs assembly.

“Up for sale is a Pop up Jeep “Deko” Motorized Model Kit – 1/24 scale made by NITTO in JAPAN. This is a very rare vintage model and is very collectible. Box is open, but is in the original box and is not assembled and looks to include all the parts as well as the Instruction Sheet and the decals.”

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Backhoe for Sale Brook Park, MN

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Dave spotted this unit. He says the guy has been trying to sell it for a couple years. Dave doesn’t have the seller’s name nor number at the moment, but was able to get some pictures of it.

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Hello Jeep! A 1944 Movie Short by Frederico Fellini & Kremos

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Roberto spotted this blog post about a movie short created early in their careers by Oscar winning Frederico Fellini and Kremos (Niso Ramponi) called “Hello Jeep!”. There are a variety of wonderful images and plenty of information. Nice find Roberto!

http://www.rapportoconfidenziale.org/?p=13928

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Another Service Station Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

A thread of gas station pictures forwarded to me by Craig & Colin includes a picture of a service station jeep truck similar to the one from yesterday.

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Year? Panel Wagon Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s an interesting brochure.

“This is a Willys Original Folio. Opens to approx. 16 x 22″ Folds closed for mailing.”

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1959 Kaiser-Frazer of Israel Trailer Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

Glenn spotted this unusual brochure.

“original Part Color Folder , 8.5 x 11 Folded , 17 x 11 Unfolded , Has Horizontal Folds , Jeep Trailer , Israel.”

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1998 Disney Animal Kingdom Pin with Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I didn’t know Donald drove jeeps, but here he is driving a flattie.

“Pin 1433: Disney’s Animal Kingdom – EST 1998 (Donald)
New Donald Pin released at Animal Kingdom April 8, 2000. Donald is in a pale green jeep with the tree from Animal Kingdom behind him. Along the top it says, “Animal Kingdom Park Established 1998” This pin is also known as the “Animal Kingdom Nostalgia” or “Commemorative” pin.
Pins in this series include: #1433, #1434, #1435, #1436″
*** THANKS TO PINPICS.COM FOR PIN INFO AND DESCRIPTION ***

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1945? Wood GPA Toy

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), toys

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay and located in the UK.

“ORIGINAL WW2 WOODEN VICTORY 1945 TOY GPA WILLYS JEEP , UNUSUAL ITEM , 8.2 INCHES LONG AS SHOWN IN GOOD CONDITION 100% WW2 MADE TOY ”

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Craig’s Pic of the Week: “Need Traction. Ask Red.”

• CATEGORIES: Craigs Pic of the Week, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Craig found this photo from the August 1956 issue of Willys News

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The Last Chancer: A Jeep Train in Helena, MT

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: , .

The Last Chancer, a wooden train built on a jeep platform, is documented at the Helena History Museum.  You can view additional pictures at the Museum page.  A Last Chance Train still exists, but has been upgraded.

In this early picture taken in 1954 you can see what appears to be a CJ-3B peering out from it’s enclosure.

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Here is the Train as of 1957.

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The Last Chancer made an appearance in the 1956 issue of Popular Science on page 104:

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Telluride, Colorado, postcard with jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

Check out the unusual set up on the back of the green CJ-3B.  Does that jeep have a rack over the top, too?  This postcard shows at least 6 jeeps.

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1957 Fold-Over Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual postcard.

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Jenny the Jeep Book by Jack Townend on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

I’ve never heard of this book.  Jack Townend wrote a variety of children’s stories.

“FOR SALE IS A VERY RARE HOMEFRONT CHILDS BOOK FROM THE WW2 ERA.

IT IS ENTITLED; ‘JENNY THE JEEP’ BY JACK TOWNEND PUBLISHED BY FABER & FABER, LONDON.

THE BOOK HAS THICK CARD COVERS WHICH ARE VERY COLOURFUL.

THERE ARE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS INSIDE WHICH ARE REALY BEAUTIFUL AND VERY EVOCATIVE OF THE TIME. THE BOOK MEASURES APPROX JUST UNDER 8 3/3 INS WIDE BY APPROX JUST OVER 5 INS TALL.

THE STORY CENTRES AROUND A JEEP CALLED JENNY WHO WAS MADE IN THE COLOUR PINK INSTEAD OF GREEN AND ALL THE OTHER JEEPS DIDN’T LIKE HER! THEN ONE DAY ALL THE JEEPS SET OF FOR ITALY AND ALL THE GREEN JEEPS TRIED TO STOP JENNY FROM GETTING ON THE SHIP BUT SHE MADE IT. JENNY MANAGES TO PULL A TREE TRUNK OUT OF THE WAY FOR THE SOLDIERS AND IS HAILED AS THE ‘QUEEN OF THE JEEPS’ AND IS ALLOWED TO GO IN FIRST POSITION! AFTER THE WAR THE JEEPS ARE TO BE SOLD AND JENNY IS CHOSEN BY AN ITALIAN MAN TO BE AN ICE CREAM CART, WHICH SHE IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT!

THIS IS A LOVELY STORY AND WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE ENTERTAINED CHILDREN DURING THE DARK DAYS OF WW2.”

1. View all the information on eBay

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2. Another Jenny the Jeep book is available on Amazon for $101.

3. Here is a Jenny the Jeep book at Abebooks for $108

 
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TMC Implements All Purpose Sprayer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Anyone know anything about the Transport Motor Company (TMC)?  Did TMC make the sprayer or is this a private labeled sprayer built by another company?  I found one reference to the company on a CJ-2Apage thread.

Here’s a small brochure about the sprayer I bought off eBay the other day.

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6’x6′ Jeep Sign in Illinois on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is for pickup only.

“As you probably know these are very hard to find in their full form. These are often cut down to size, that is if one is managed to sneak its way out of being completely destroyed which is what is supposed to happen to these signs if they are removed or replaced. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures. This would be available for PICK UP ONLY, however. If you are willing to pay for shipping you will have to secure this on your own, prove the shipping cost, and pay the extra amount.”

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Original Canvas Curtain Fastener Kit **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is pretty cool.

“Original US WWII Curtain Fastener Set, in its original OD steel box, with GI tools, and thousands of its 1940s solid brass, oxidized bronze-finished mil-spec fasteners still within. Multi-compartmented box measures 3″ x 16 1/4″ x 25”, with hinged lid fastened by two spring catches. Two steel wire carrying handles–one on each size–complete the container. The lid is silscreened in orange with photographs of each fastener included in the set, each captioned with its federal serial number. Also depicted are the included tools, only some of which remain. The nomenclature stamp for the entire rig reads: “Curtain Fastener Kit / No. 4835 / FSN-42-K-6000 / Manufactured by United Carr Fastener Corp., Cambridge, Mass., USA.” (Carr manufactured the vast majority of the incredible array of fasteners used on all US GI gear.) Box lid is also stenciled with: “42-K-6000” in one-inch black figures and letter. Amongst the contents which remain in this amazing box are: Lift-the-Dot, Large; Lift-the-Dot, Small; a variety of different male halves for both types of LtD; Baby Durable; Large Durable; grommet (in several sizes; and an array of hardware types I cannot identify. All fasteners are NOS, original to the box. I can only assume the “curtain” in the ensemble’s title refers to that portion of the MB/GPW’s fabric top–but there are certainly many fasteners included in this set which were intended for use on seats, straps, etc. There’s thirty pounds of hardware here, and our opening bid wouldn’t cover today’s cost of purchasing the equivalent number of cheap, modern, imported fasteners. This set was surplused out of the US Army’s Pueblo Ordnance Depot in Colorado in the 1970s–which might explain its scarcity (if these were only issued at the depot level, there just weren’t that many). In over forty years of collecting, I’ve never seen another like this extraordinary assemblage, and have only even heard of one other.”

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