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Vintage Card with a Flattie on it on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s a fun vintage card.

“Vintage little dog driving a jeep greeting card. Measures 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. One ear is a piece of material. Writing on the backside and inside of the card. Used/Signature.”

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Photos of Surreys from Acapulco, Mexico, on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images • TAGS: .

Here are two great photographs of Surreys from Acapulco.

The first one is a great shot of a Gala Surrey

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This one shows a line of CJ-5 and DJ Galas and Surreys:

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No Loose Talk Contest Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This was a contest winning three dimensional poster to discourage ‘loose talk’. This also appeared in a newspaper.

“7.5 x 11.75″ Vintage B&W Photo Negatives”

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1960s DJ-3A Surrey in Hawaii

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this great photo of a DJ-3A Surrey in Hawaii. It was just sold on eBay.


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Vintage Racing Photos

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Reader Stories • TAGS: , , .

Ed Bray and his parents raced jeeps for years throughout the West. They built two Fiberglass Bobcat bodied race jeeps. In fact the family was friends with both Paul Parker (Parkette Fiberglass Body manufacturer) and Fred Weis (Bobcat Fiberglass body Manufacturer).

Their first jeep with a bobcat body was built on a military frame and powered by a 327 with 365 HP.  Below is Ed’s mother at the start of a race in Calgary where she won an obstacle race. A year ago Ed spotted this jeep, still powered by the same motor (he recognized the sound), driving in Spanaway, Washington.

My beautiful pictureThe next jeep the family built in 1976 started with a factory ordered CJ-7 frame. They stretched a Bobcat body 13″ and installed a Chevy 350/350 LT1 motor set back 8″ with a B&M Turbo 400 w/reverse manual shifter. They added a Wagoner 44 in the rear and a Scout 44 in the front. They raced the jeep in SCORE events, ran the Mint 400 four times, and tried the BAJA 500 in 1980, but DNF’d.  The first picture below is from Riverside and the second from the Mint 400.

riversite-flattie-ed-bray mint-400-flattie-ed-brayEd’s father Don died in 2001. Ed has been refurbishing the family CJ-3A that started it all.


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Josh’s Trip to California Gone Bad

• CATEGORIES: Features

Last week was Camp Delta at Tower Park, the largest annual MV Swamp meet in the West. Josh planned to drive from his home in Boise to California to attend the event and return with a rolling military chassis he bought from Dexter.

Being the detailed oriented guy he is, he made sure to have his truck serviced by the dealer prior to the trip. To make a long frustrating story short, the dealership broke something. He only found that out when the truck engine acted poorly both times he tried to leave Boise. Now the truck is in the shop and he is looking at a possible major overhaul. So, he never made it to California.

To help him out, I thought I’d ask if anyone has plans to drive from Lodi area of California to somewhere near Boise or even near me in the Tri Cities. He’d said he’d be happy to help out with gas if someone happened to be coming his direction and could bring out the chassis.

You can email him at joshua.roach@live.com or add a comment and I can send his phone number.



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American Central Jeeps don’t Creep Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I like this ad.

“This is a vintage original ad, not a copy or reproduction. Neatly removed from magazine. Would look beautiful framed. Measures 10 and ½ by 13 inches.”

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Gilbert Quality Paper Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’m not getting the connection between paper and jeeps with this ad.

“This is a vintage original ad, not a copy or reproduction. Neatly removed from magazine. Would look beautiful framed. Measures 10 and ½ by 13 inches.”

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1948 Venco Tailgate Loader Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

“Venco 1948 (?) Tailgate Loader Model 30 non-color Salesl Folder. Shows Code/Size to match with Studebaker, Willys, Ford, GMC, Dodge, etc. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Opens 2x cover size.”

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1944/45 Photos of Jeeps in WW2

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

These reprints just sold on eBay. Cool pics

1. A squad of GI’s, including one armed with a Thompson Submachine Gun, huddle around a Jeep next to a Sigfried Line pillbox. They’re listening to the radio sitting on the Jeep, listening to the Streetcar World Series. This was Game 4 between the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardials. The Cards beat the Browns 5-1 and drew even in the series at 2-2. October 7, 1944.


2. A GI tries to extinguish the flames on a burning Jeep on October 10, 1944 in the German city of Alsdorf. The Jeep had been hit during a German artillery barrage.


3. GI’s from the 45th Infantry Division’s 157th Regiment ford the Moselle River in a Willys Jeep, Fall 1944 near Igney, France.


4. The burnt and wrecked remains of a Jeep sits stripped on a snowy road near  Berveaux, Luxemburg right at the end of the Battle of the Bulge in January, 1945. The photo was taken by a combat camerman assigned to the 26th Infantry Division.


5. Two 99th Infantry Division GI’s work to chage a tire and repair their Jeep in the snow near Eloenborn, Belgium on January 27, 1945.


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1942 United Steel Jeep AD on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Not surprisingly, US Steel supported the war effort.

“Original Time Magazine WWII Advertisement for US Steel. The ad features Jeep and Tank in combat as well as a truck back home made of steel. About 8 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches In good condition.”

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Photo of Bantam BRC 60 and Cow on eBay

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

Here’s a rare photo of a BRC-60 and a couple cows.

“Type I. Original Henryk News Press Wire film measuring 4″ x 5″. This is a piece out of a collection from Henryk, former employee of the ACME and UPI News Service Office located in Chicago Tribune Towers. Henryk covered many events in Chicago and beyond during his days as Ace photographer for the news service. These images are absolutely very rare and are limited in number.”

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1943 WWII ‘What is a Jeep’ Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Anyone know where this ad was published?

“Great ad that describes all the ways the Jeep has contributed to winning the war. “It’s the bayonet of retribution, It’s a clear eyed American soldier, It’s the answer to a silent prayer, It’s the President’s limousine, It’s a mechanical mule, It’s a fireball of power, It’s a peace loving America.” Has minor wear on right side corners and color fade in lower right corner. . This is a vintage original ad, not a copy or reproduction. Measures 10 and ¼ by 14 inches. Buyer pays 2.00 postage. International buyers welcome if they will pay exact postage to their country. See my other auctions for similar vintage ads.”

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1944 Goodyear Tire Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Goodyear supporting the war effort and letting the public know it.

“ORIGINAL magazine advertisement. Always original magazine pages, never duplicates or reproductions of any kind. Approximate size: 10.25″x13.25”


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Pedro’s Site from the Czech Republic

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Marc forwarded a link to Pedro’s website. Pedro has collected a variety of manuals in PDF form for download. They are in several languages, including English, French, Czech and Australian. Just kidding about the Australian language (but there is a driver’s manual).





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1972 Magazine Picture of Drag Racer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This page from a 1972 issue of Hot Rod Magazine shows Carey Stanley in a 302 Chevy Powered Flatfender in Bakersfield, CA.


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Pabst Beer & Willys Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Here’s the original picture from the CJ-3B page. The same image was also for sale on eBay earlier this month.

HOG spotted this picture on the CJ-3B board and thought other readers would like to see how the Willys Production line enjoyed their breaks. I tried to get the link to the 3B page, but couldn’t find it. Note the boxes to the right.


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12th Annual Jeep Blessing in Mesick, MI May 4

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The Cadillac Jeepers will be holding their 12th Annual Jeep Blessing on May 4th. You can learn more at their website.



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Spoilers of the Forest Lobby Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an 8×10 original card from the Spoilers of the Forest movie.

“SPOILERS OF THE FOREST ROD CAMERON ORIGINAL LOBBY CARDSilver Screen Mementos are pleased to be able to offer this authentic original lobby card measuring 8×10 inches. This lobby card is from Great Britain and was printed during the actual year the film was released in movie theaters. The lobby card (also known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK) was created by the film studios to publicise the movie and was intended for display outside the movie theatre in special glass display boxes. THESE ARE NOT REPRODUCTIONS! You are looking at a truly original piece of cinema art, a genuine collector’s item. We have a huge archive of over 250,000 original lobby cards, mostly from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. We will be releasing many more rare gems from our vast collection, which will include lobby cards, original photographs, movie stills, transparencies and slides.”

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1969 Photo of Forest Ranger Helping with Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great photo.

“You are bidding on an original 8 x 10 Wire Photo of Florida Forest Ranger Whitsine Helps Start Flooded Jeep. Photo dated Aug 5,1969.”

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Reprint of Feb 1942 Chinese MB Manual Supplement on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Marc spotted this Chinese Manual Supplement reprint.

“A reprint of a rare original 16 page Chinese supplement for the Willys MB manual. This came out in February 1942 as a supplement for the TM10-1207 dated February 1, 1942.”

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Willys Overland Down Payment Program

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This sold on eBay already, but is interesting. It is a rare 1952 Willys Overland Jeep Employees New Car Down Payment Program Coupon. It looks like it could be used for any W/O vehicle.

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Photo of Training Exercise

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

The one below is part of a training exercise.



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Jim’s Column Shift CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, Features

UPDATE: Ted sent me more pics

Ted sent me a picture of his friend Jim’s jeeps. If anyone knows of a Mahl front loader, Jim would like to buy one.

Here’s the short list on all its options:
Koenig twin stick PTO
Ramsey front winch
K+K side mount sicle bar
Three point hitch with Newgen Buzz Saw
extremely rare Canfield fold out wrecker assembly
Westinghouse PT1 compressor under the hood
Dual wheel adapters front and rear
Ge welder which came from a parts jeep that had paperwork showing the factory option welder cost more than the actual cost of jeep itself back in 1946.

Every thing works as it should with the exception of the welder ,which actually has been tested out and works great but is not hooked up because with all the work done to this jeep in the restoration Jim could not bring himself to cut out the tool box section to install welder.

Canfield wrecker has been converted to armstrong type ,to make room on mid PTO pulley for KandK bar.

About all we figure the Willys needs now to complete the swiss army effect is a Mahl front end loader if anyone has one for sale.


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