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The Northwest FC Get Together this Weekend

• CATEGORIES: Features

This afternoon I’ll be heading to Tacoma, Wa, for the 5th Annual Northwest FC Get Together. I’ll be heading there right after I rent a jackhammer and break up some concrete, so I think I’ll be in the mood for some relaxation!

I’d planned on doing posts, but got busy with the book. So, updates will go up Sunday along with a report on the FC event.

I didn’t get a chance to mention this, but when I picked up my V6 short block from Daryl, I discovered he had a set of rims I’ve been seeking for years: vintage 10×15 Turbines!  We worked out a very fair deal. I’m thrilled!

turbine-wheelsSince I also have two sets of four Hurricane rims, I plan to sell one set. Below is a picture of what they look like. If you are interested, email me at d@ewiillys.com. The tires on them are still good and hold air, though there is three one one type and one of another kind.


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JP Magazine’s New Web Address

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

There weren’t many jeeps for sale yesterday, so not many updates today. On another note, I received this JP Magazine update yesterday. The new website’s address is: http://www.Fourwheeler.com/JP-Magazine. After a quick review of the site, it’s easy to see the site has received a major facelift and the JP brand has been suppressed in favor of the Four Wheeler Network brand.

“The JP Magazine website has moved, and we’d also like to welcome you to what we feel is the ultimate site for off-road content on the Web — the Four Wheeler Network.

What is the Four Wheeler Network? A group of six publications, including: JP, FourWheeler, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road, Off-Road, 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, and Mud Life. While the network will carry the FourWheeler banner, JP Magazine and each publication will have its own unique landing page with the same great stories and personalities you’ve come to expect.”


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**SCAM** 1947 CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Now listed in Nashville, TN

This scam is back. It was around last summer if I remember correctly.


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Photo of 1942 Guatemala Parade on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Neat photo.

“You are bidding on an original 7 X 9 Press Photo of Guatemala Sixth Avenue March Jeeps Soldiers US Army Mexico. Photo is dated 1942.”

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Jeep Plaque on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

I’ve never seen one of these, but I can’t say if this is rare or not.

“M. I. Hummel Checkpoint Charlie Jeep Plaque
Rare partial paint!
Guaranteed no cracks, chips or crazing!
Free Shipping in USA and half price for international!
Celebrating our 15th Anniversary of pleasing Hummel collectors!”

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Library and Archives of Canada

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Marc forwarded some search results form a Canadian Archives website that included this neat photo of Major General F. F. Worthington standing in a jeep with a very unusual top.

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Gaz 67 on Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Other 4x4s

Marc forwarded a link to a Gaz 67 Facebook page out of the Ukraine.



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Photo of Telefunken Radio Factory in Berlin on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Postcards

This photo shows a variety of WWII jeeps with hardtops.

“Original WWII Photo
Taken at the Telefunken Radio Factory in Berlin!
Postcard Sized
100% Original
I’m a well trusted eBay seller – if you have any issues with your purchase
please let me know! I will work with you to straighten anything out.
100% Original!”

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Korean War Photo and Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Bob forward this interesting story about how an American bugler used a Chinese bugle to play the Chinese retreat call and trick the Chinese. The photo below was included in the article from the Akron Beacon Journal Online and shows a Carl Thornton in a M-38A1 when he served in Korea.



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Joe Dope Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s a Joe Dope poster on eBay. Here are examples of others.

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Custom Gas Powered GI Joe Jeep Aurora, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200

Here’s something different.

“Old rare custom hand machined gas powered one of a kind 2wd willis you will never see another like it chassis transmission worm/screw drive rear end clutch axles leaf springs all hand made to fit a 1965 gi joe body 7000 hasbro has old o.s.max-s 30 with a custom fan and shroud to keep it cool trans shifts manually from foreword to reverse by the stick shifter i did not build this looks to been built in late 60ies early 70ies and built very presice every thing looks new but never finished project needs all electronics and mounts for the elects gas tank comes with original trailer and spotlight”


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State Archives of Ukraine

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), International, Old Images

Marc found these photos at the Ukraine State Archive website.

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1950s Boat with Willys Motor Spokane, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1395.

Blaine spotted this rare boat with a Willys motor.

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“I found this beauty under a tree on my little old lady neighbor’s farm. COMPLETE, no parts missing, last running smooth in the water in 1998. Then her owner died, and his wife just pulled a tarp over her.

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Photo of 1943 Santa Claus at Camp Carson on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc found this photo of Santa I hadn’t seen.

“An International News photo showing Santa Claus arriving at Camp Carson, Co. Instead of a sleigh with reindeer, he comes in an Army jeep. Dated 12-22-43. Copyright stamp and typed description on back. 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ size. Good condition with no tears or losses. Crinkling on top and bottom edges.”

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1981 Dominican Republic License Plate on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Ever seen one of these?

“Authentic License Plates as shown – This is the only place on the entire planet which has issued (and they no longer do it) A special class of plate for a jeep.”


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1989 Massachusetts Dealer Plate on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here’s another unusual item.

“Nice MA dealer vanity plate, ’89 embossed….great item for the Jeep lover.”

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1955 Photo of Dispatcher Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

Here’s a neat photo.

“This is an original 1950’s Jeep Willy’s publicity photo showing the Dispatcher Model. See the Scans.”

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1958 Berg’s “King of Jeeps” Catalog

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Catalogs, Features

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

I think I’ve only seen one other catalog. So these are pretty hard to find.

“19 Pages. Good condition.”


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Jeep Spotted by my Niece

• CATEGORIES: Features

All my family members are always on the watch for a jeep. While driving down the freeway through Montana, my 15 year old niece snapped and emailed this tall wheeled CJ-5(?) rolling down the road with no hood.


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No Jeep sign from Deep Creek, MD

• CATEGORIES: Features

Gerald forwarded this no-jeep sign from Deep Creek, MD. Fortunately, he didn’t have his boat with him.


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Photo from Mexico on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This late 1940s photo was taken in Mexico.

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Normandy 1944 Photographs

• CATEGORIES: Features

Marc spotted this interesting site full of WWII photos from June 6, 1944.



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CJ-3B Airport Jeep in Doris Day Movie

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

John spotted this CJ-3B in a 1956 Doris Day Movie titled: Julie

The CJ-3B enters the clip at approximately the 9:13 mark.


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Hugh’s New CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Hugh spotted this on eWillys and went to look at it. He was pleasantly surprised to discover it was better than it looked in the pictures, so he bought it.

He writes, “This is the 47 cj2a i picked up in niangua missouri.  The thing runs like a sewing machine.  The previous owner and his brother meticulously maintained the drive train.   The shock absorbers are shot, the springs are flat and it needs new tires.  I put more than fifty miles on it today  and it seems very dependable.  Its very original but not a show piece, but heck,  i just like to drive em,  preferably off road!”


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1969 Beatles or Bust Cartoon Reproduction

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“this is a rare to fine beautiful reproduction cartoon series premiered on September 25th 1965 on ABC television and ran until April 20th , 1969 , in all , seventy-eight , five-and-a-half minute episodes of the Beatles cartoon were produced , the sericel celebrates the early Beatles riding in a jeep , on the back it says [ beatles or bust ] for their many publicity photos using various scenes from the original Saturday morning cartoon series , apple corps ltd. and dennilu company approved the production of this edition , in 2009 limited edition , each color used in the re-creation of this image has been silk screened with exact precision , one color at a time , onto the cel. printed background accompanying this cel. has been printed on premium acid-free paper”