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1967 Original Blue Print with CJ-5 and CJ-3B on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, CJ-3B, CJ5, Features

This blueprint looks rare.

“Belonging to my grandfather and stored away flat for years. Original mylar blueprint “C” size of auxiliary fuel tank installation. 10/1967 Kaiser Jeep. Pencil on mylar.

Bonus drawing included “B” sized, Vertical Wall Demonstration Stand, Willys Motors, Inc. 8/14/1962 No border. Pencil on mylar.

Any questions, please feel free to ask.

I do not ship outside the USA (This includes Canada).”

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Original Image of Jeeps Driving Through Rome on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Cool picture.

“You are bidding on an Historic 1944 image of U.S. Army Jeeps driving through recently-liberated Rome. This piece measures approximately 4 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches and is in very good original condition, ready to be trimmed, matted and framed.”

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1942 Jeep and Tank Bendix Corporation Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This includes free shipping. They are also running a buy two, get two free. Looks like a Slat Grille MB.


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Banana Republic Jeep Stores

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Merlin from Hanson Mechanical wrote a fun article about the original Banana Republic Stores and their jeeps. I had forgotten all about them.

Read Merlin’s post here: http://hansonmechanical.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/banana-republic-store-jeeps/

Below are a couple of images from old ads I found here.



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Charles’ 1952 Ex-Belgium Military CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-3A, Features

Charles wanted to share some pictures of his sharp 1952 CJ-3A from the Belgium Military. He’s added a few custom items such as the bezels. Looks great Charles!





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Howbill Motors Matchbook Cover on eBay

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

With acres of parts, it sounds like Howbill’s might have been a great place to explore.

“Matchbook cover, has striker, no matches. light wear, nice condition.”

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1957 Reprint of a Mosquito Control FC-150

Here’s another reprint of this Mosquito Control FC

“Jeep 1957 Photo Reprint Louisville Health Department Mosquito Control
Literature type: Photo
Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches
Notes: Identifying info on back.
Condition: Good”

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1963 New Haven Hi Rail FC-150 Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Old Images

Here’s a great shot of an FC Hi Rail.

“ORIG NEG New Haven Jeep hi-rail pickup truck HR-46 in 1963!
Original 35 MM size negative.
Hartford CT August 26 1963.”

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R&Ps New Dual Master Kit

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

John Vahey, from R&P 4WD, and I have been exchanging emails ever since the company started advertising on eWillys. We finally got a chance to meet at Brian’s in Kennewick a couple days ago. John wanted to share with me R&Ps cool new Dual Master Kit for vintage jeeps. To help promote  its launch, R&P will be donating the kit as part of a contest eWillys will be holding next month. I’ll describe more about the contest later and will be announcing the winner at the Willys Spring Reunion in May (you won’t have to be at the reunion to win).


One of the slick parts about this system is the simple way it mounts. You actually use the bracket itself as a template using the clutch bar (see pics below).  If you want to learn more, you can contact R&P at 503-557-8911 or through its contact page.

Brian mounted the kit and recorded his experience yesterday. He posted pictures and a review at his facebook group, Jeep Thing. Here is his review:

John said it would take about 4 hours. To the average guy, in his driveway, this job will take 4 hrs. The best part was the engineering and attention to detail, oh and the great directions. Hell the entire thing is great. NO frustration factor! This thing is a pleasure to install and looks very clean. R & P hit this one out of the park!”

Here the pictures Brian took of the mounting process. He is testing this out on his M-38A1 project.


An inner frame shot of Brian’s M-38A1


An outer photo of Brian’s M-38A1


Brian removed the outer plate.


Note how the bracket uses the clutch bar to line up the bracket in the proper place for drilling.

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Paper Wagon Model $7.00

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Buz spotted this paper model of a Willys Overland Jeep Station Wagon at papercruiuser.com. You can even select the color.



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Photo of Flatbed Truck loading Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Nick spotted this unusual photograph of a flatbed truck lifting and loading M-38s onto an unknown transport.

“Shows a loader with 2 Jeeps, Fort Bragg, NC, backside has description w/ dates. 7×5 inches.”

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Custom Jeep Golf Cart Little River, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

This is the most jeep looking golf car I’ve seen. They usually don’t sit so high.

“Custom Jeep body on a Club Car DS chassis.
Many custom parts.
10″ lift, 14″ tires, DVD player AM-FM-MP3-CD player New marine speakers
Diamond plate accessories,
New shocks, New suspension and most of all…brand new batteries.
One of a kind. a real headturner
Phone calls only…….I will not respond to emails.”



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Station Wagon & Panel Wagon Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Anyone ever come across these?

“HO/HOn3: Two rare out-of-producton styrene craftsman kits #s C-203 & C-204 by Highway Miniatures: Jeep Station Wagon and Jeep Panel/Sedan Delivery. Please note: these are not toys. Very detailed and extensive instructions, two types of wire, some of the parts must be bent to fit.”

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Winneco Palmer Plastic Jeep Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I don’t know how vintage this is, but it looks like it’s never been assembled.

“Winneco Palmer Plastics 1/35 US Army Willys Jeep. I had no idea Palmer Plastics did WWII military kits until this item crossed my desk. It’s complete and unstarted with all parts still sealed in the factory polybag. Decals (a bit age-yellowed) and instructions are both included.”

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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.”

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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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