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A License to Surf Fish in Delaware on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

A license to surf fish in Delaware. I think the pole should have been hooked to the jeep, just in case a big fish came along.


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TUCO WWII Jeep Towing Puzzle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This puzzle by TUCO looks hard. Check out the pieces.

“This is a complete large box LG14 World War Two Tuco jigsaw puzzle called “Willys Jeep Towing Truck”. The artist is Sessions. The complete puzzle is about 16″ x 20″ and contains 300/500 pieces. The puzzle and box are in good condition. The puzzle and box weigh 1 to 2 pounds and I ship by Priority Mail. I have several puzzles for sale at this time and I do combine puzzle lots for a better shipping rate. I have several small and large box Tuco puzzles so if you have a want list please let me know. I am trying to comply with the new Ebay standards of excellence and am now offering 1 day handling time and a 14 day return window with a money back refund option. I will be using the Paypal shipping label option most of the time which gives you a tracking number. I try my best to give my customers the best service I can and I recommend you ask as many questions as you like. I also have a jigsaw puzzle want list so if you have puzzles for sale and would like to have my want list, please let me know. I especially am looking for 2 Tuco jigsaw puzzles. The titles are “The Lady In Red” and “Golden Tresses”. I am also looking for war puzzles from England, Australia, Canada and any other country.”

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Bruce’s Surrey/Gala Website

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website


Marc spotted Bruce’s Surrey website. It’s a great place for surfing and learning more about this rare jeep!


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“How to Fix a Former Army Jeep” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

What’s strange about this 1946 article is that it doesn’t show an ‘Army Jeep’. It shows an early CJ-2A.  Anyone know where this article appeared?

“1946 How to Fix a Former ARMY JEEP
5-page Post-war Article
w/exploded views of front axle & transfer case
Description, shipping details”

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Photo of 1963 Ambushed Jeep in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

What’s on the front of this? Or, is that some type of funky grille?

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A Horse Named Belle Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This picture appeared in the May 9, 1958, edition of the Baltimore Sun. The horse’s named was Belle Jeep. She never race, but her son, Jewel’s Reward, became the leading money-winning juvenile of all time (at the print of the article anyway).

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1943 Attu Sign Posts and Jeep Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s a great Attu photo from the Baltimore Sun Archives.

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Mini-Shriner Jeep out of South Dakota

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Marc spotted this mini-jeep on Flickr. I haven’t seen any other mini-shriner jeeps that I can remember. Anyone else seen one of these?

I have seen a similar body shape made out of fiberglass for racing. But, this appears to be metal.



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1943 Goodyear Chemigum Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This Chemigum ad was published int eh July 24, 1943, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, pg37.


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Vintage Jeep Photos (w/farm photos) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted these two neat photos.

“I think these pictures were maybe part of a salesman’s book or catalog. There’s not really a consistent theme. I see one Farmall tractor, some implements, a Jeep. (I believe it is marked Willys but it’s hard to tell.)

They are black and white. All have three holes punched on one side. A few have several sets of holes. Some have a sort’ve cloth backing. Others have a tab edge along the side of the picture.

I’m counting 23 pictures, but there are two more that are dupiclates. (Two of the one with a piece that looks like an arrow, and two of the farmer in the white shirt and hat.)

Size: Most are 8 x 10,” but 4 are 6 x 10.””

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Jeeps on Train Car from Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a great old postcard or brochure that Marc spotted on Flickr.



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Art’s in Sedona

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Art snapped this picture of him at Pink Jeep Plaza and posted it at Jeep Thing on Facebook. He and his wife went on a Pink Jeep Tour and enjoyed themselves immensely.


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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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