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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.”

Russels-truck-stop-enden-nmHere’s another picture I found on Trip Advisor:


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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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1943 Jeeps & Jests Bruce Bairnsfather on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Books, Features

UPDATE: **WARNING** There are only two jeeps pictured in the book!!! Buyer beware.

“This auction is for a 1943 book filled with cartoons about WWII. It is titled “Jeeps and Jests” by Bruce Bairnsfather. The book has cartoons on every page– about 60 pages in all. The condition of the book is good. The binding is solid and there are no rips. The main flaw is that there are some faint spots on the covers and scattered in the book.”

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Hogan’s Heroes Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

If you are a Hogan’s Heroes fan and a jeep fan, then this is for you.

“For your consideration is a vintage Hogan’s Heroes’ WWII Jeep model kit. The model kit was made be MPC in 1968. It appears that the previous owner started this kit, but never completed it. Because it has been started, I cannot guarantee the completeness of the kit.”

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Cragstan Tin Deluxe Beach Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

No bids on this toy at the moment.

“Vintage Cragstan Tin Litho “Deluxe” Beach Jeep – Japan
Very nice vintage Tin Litho Cragstan Tin Litho “Deluxe” Beach Jeep. Rolls Smooth. Nice Paint. Missing 1 Hubcap”

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No Updates on Tuesday

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

I’m taking the day off. Next posts wednesday morning.

Here’s a cool picture of a custom FC. I found the picture on Flickr. There are a couple more there. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregjsmith/94785408/in/photostream/


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1943 Issue of London News Includes GPA Article on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old News Articles

It may only be one page, but the May 1, 1943, issue of Illustrated London News includes a full page of Ford GPA pictures.

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Match Box Packet Label on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I don’t completely understand what these are, but it looks interesting.

“India JEEP Automobile Transport Match Box Packet Label. Large Size – 2.00″ X 2.25”

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Jeep Gets a Name Book by Jean Avant Veasey

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: this is back on eBay

(02/12/2013) This is a first edition (1988) children’s book signed by the author.

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Jeep at Walt Disney Studios Park in France

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

I spotted a picture of this faux jeep at DisneyShawn, which is a website dedicated to Disney attractions. This particular jeep is inside the Toy Story Playland at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in Mame-la-Valle, France.

Shawn included a little trivia along with the picture. He wrote, “Fort Emery, the name of the post where we’re doing our parachute training, is a nod to Pixar Animation Studios’ hometown of Emeryville, California. The ID number on the Jeep in the outdoor area of the queue, 112295, is actually the date the original Toy Story opened in theaters (Nov. 22, 1995).”


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Christmas Card with Elephant and Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual card.

“Military Christmas. Card WW2 Era India Theater jeep Elephant Risque Ladies . I would guess this is pretty rare Perhaps one of a kind. Pretty neat old card Apx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/4.closed . All items as described and sold as is.”

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Gas Mileage Question

• CATEGORIES: Features

Gordon was curious what various gas mileage people go with their jeeps. Mostly, he wants to compare stock Jeeps to conversions. I used to get about 14 mph with my old fiberglass flattie with a buick v6 225, a four barrel carb and 3:73 gears.

Here are a few threads about gas mileage among stock jeeps:


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1951 GI-Joe Coloring Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features

On the back cover of this coloring book is a model jeep that folds together.

“For sale a vintage coloring book with Model Jeep G. I. JOE. This coloring book is illustrated by Jack Crowe and the drawings are based on official photographs through the courtesy of Department of Defense.

Published by the Samuel Lowe Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Copyright 1950 or 51 (hard to decipher) James & Jonathan Company. 31 pages of illustrations to color. The cover is dirty and a bit worn and the back and front have a tear on the bottom of the page
– the pages inside are also torn. (About 1/2 inch tear).
The spine is worn and the cover measures 11 inches in width and 13 3/4 inches in height.”

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Mountain Life “Confidence” T-shirt on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

My kids got me an XL T-shirt just like this one. It’s a good price (shipping included).

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Japanese Tin Jeep with KLM Branding on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Ichiko, a Japanese company, manufactured this KLM Royal Dutch Airway Follow-Me jeep and Volkswagen.

“Both come in Good Condition! The Small VW Volkswagen Van Bus comes in complete order. Its scaled to about 1:40. It shows playwear. No discoloration. The Large 1:18 Willys Jeep Comes in fair to good condition. It misses the driver and an antenna. Otherwise slight playwear! A lovely and Very Rare Couple!”

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1960s Strutco Aqua Doodlebug Airline Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This toy is over 2 feet long.

“Up for auction is a Vintage 1960’s Strutco Aqua Doodlebug Airline Jeep. Dimensions: 25-1/2″L x 10″w x 13″h. Item Condition: jeep is worn with scratches and areas of rust but is still complete and in decent shape for age. This toy was meant to be ridden on, it is quite durable to say the least weighing in at over 13 lbs. This item was bought at auction from an elderly gentleman who owned the Dixie Auto Store in South Carolina. All of the toys I will be presenting for auction came from his personal collection.”

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1947 W-O America’s Most Versatile Farm Tool Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s another of these foldout brochures.

“You are bidding on a Hard to Find 1947 Jeep Willys-Overland America’s Most Versatile Farm Tool Foldout Brochure it is a 4 page brochure, when folded it is a 9×14. Brown and white cover, with green and brown lettering, has photograph showing three-quarter rear view of Jeep Universal CJ-2A being used to till farm, with discussion. Folder opens to 17×28 layout with twenty photographs showing ways that a Jeep Universal can be used in the production of agricultural products, with discussion and list of equipment which can be used with a Jeep. Reverse side has three photographs show hydraulic lift attachments and 9-point labeled photo rendering of chassis, with discussion and technical data for farm equipment.”

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FC-160 Bus Sales Sheet from Mahindra & Mahindra on eBay

This is interesting.

“original non color sales sheet , 8.5 x 11 , produced by Mahindra & Mahindra , Bombay , Calcutta , New Delhi , Madras , India . This item is AutoLit Part #wh7981-6X1DJN.”

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1951 Photos from Dealer Convention on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

These two photos were taken at a 1951 dealers convention in Portland, OR.

“Black and white original photographs from a dealer convetion held in Portland Oregon 1951.
Pictures are ” X 10″ in size. Condition is fair/good. Wear around edges, creases at corners, small edge tear.

#1- Features a Jeep in a parade…license plate is 1951 dealer plate
#2- Features the dealer group in a meeting…note signage on the walls

Back of photo #2 is: Leo F. Simon Photographer Portland stamp”

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Borrego Springs at Night

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Here are two great nightscape pictures by Rob Cord of the jeep sculpture at Borrego Springs. He owns and operates Driven2Perfection. Rob’s grandparents live near Borrego Springs and he has been visiting the area yearly for thirty years. He’s a Willys nut who has this CJ-2A for sale. Thanks for sharing Rob!

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Willys Truck @ Carhenge

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Mark forwarded a linke to Carhenge, an outdoor sculpture just outside Alliance, Nebraska. It turns out a Willys Truck was one of the vehicles used to create it. If we have time, we’ll stop by here and check it out on our way back from the East Coast.

There are a variety of pictures of Carhenge on Flickr. Below is part of one.


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August 1946 Fortune Magazine on Willys Overland on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

In August of 1946 Fortune published an article called “Willys Overland”. The description reads, This jeep riding independent is taking new leases on life and its own real estate. The boys in the back room are doing fine.

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Hickey Jeep Company Sign Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $125.

This is a cool sign. Unclear how large, but it looks like its pretty big.

“Large metal hickey jeep co. Sign”


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Fishing on the New Jersey Coast with a Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons

Lou spotted this classic image of a man and his wagon at the New Jersey State Archives Facebook page. The chair hanger / fishing pole holder on the passenger side is interesting. Lou writes, “That’s on the beach at Island Beach State Park with Barnegat Lighthouse in the background – since those 10 miles of beach are preserved it still looks about the same and you can buy a pass to drive on the beach and fish.”