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Jeepers Jamboree article from 1981

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

Here’s another article from Roy about the running the Jeep Jamboree.

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Navy jeeps from WWII

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Roy forwarded this picture send to him by a friend.

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Gussying up the MB at Hemmings.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual

Dan put together a great article with a few pics I hadn’t seen about restyling the MB in the field.  Very cool stuff.  Thanks to Roy for forwarding it.


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GPW at Auction Today

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB)

Bob took this photo and reports, “I shot this today in waynesburg, Ohio. It’s a 1945 GPW that went up for auction. It was good looking from 25 feet but had some bad floor repairs, a bit if painted over rust, wrong motor, wrong seats, etc. went for $4700. There were a lot of little parts to be had also but nothing special.”

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Jeeping Outside Tucson in a CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Today, Jim sent me some pictures of his CJ-5 and a recent trip along the outskirts of Tucson.  Thanks for sharing Jim!

Jim wrote, “A few pictures of me and my wife running around in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson,AZ. There are a lot of forest service access roads around the area. Some are easy, and quite a few are challenging. Our Willys is mostly stock. The only thing not stock and original is the engine and a Warn overdrive. It is a Ford 289 donated from a totaled Mustang. The rims and tires are from a 74 CJ-5 that I sold a while back. I still have the old rims and tires for it in my garage. There is no lift kit on it. The tires on it now are too big, but we like the look. Just have to be cafefull to keep the fenders off of the rubber LOL!!”

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Jeep Playground Toy from Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .
  1. This looks fun.


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Wartime Jeep Comes Home

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

Here’s a nice Jeep News article from page 9 of the Fall/Winter of 1981.  Thanks Roy!


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Roberto’s MB Cup

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Roberto created the illustration for this cup, which will be a gift for a local club.  Looks great!

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Early Slat Grille MB in Southern California

• CATEGORIES: Features

Just a few updates tonight . . . I might be wrong, but looking at the slope of the driver’s entrance, it almost looks like a Willys MA curve.   The frame and front clip appear MBish though.  The photo was taken in the Santa Rita Hills of Southern California in May of 2008 by “ManDog”.


Compare it to this shot of a MA from the WillysMA website.

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Photo of a FC-170 from Curtis Joe Walker

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Craig spotted this photo on Flickr by Curtis Joe Walker.


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Toddler Bed

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys, Unusual

LeGrand spotted this unusual toddler bed (at least I haven’t seen one).

“Military Jeep Toddler Bed
Excellent Condition, looks like new.
Standard size crib mattress fits inside ( crib mattress is not included).
The Bed measures 29 x 53 inches. The entrance is 12 – 13 inches above the floor.
I bought this bed for $300, I am only asking $100.
Comes from a clean and smoke free home.
Hand crafted from laminated Baltic birch and other solid woods.”


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Rendered Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

I did a search for “willys jeep autodesk”.  A variety of images were returned, too many to list here.  So, here are a few.  The remainder can be seen here.

From Roger Emanuel’s blog come these two pictures. See the rest of them here:

Here are a few from Autodesk:

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M-677 from the Lone-Rover Website

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s a nice shot of a M-677 from Lone Rover Photos.

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Pinewood Derby Flatfender Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Want to build a Pinewood Derby jeep?  Check out this ‘how-to’ article from Scrollsawer.com.  A pattern is also available there too.

Steve forwarded a picture of the Pinewood Derby jeep his stepson Larry made when he was fourteen.  Steve notes that Larry probably got the idea from looking at Steve’s Jeepster.

Anyone else have a Derby Jeep?

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Part III of the Ford Jeepster

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster, Unusual

UPDATE:  Bob reports the vehicle arrived safely in Ohio.  He verified that the frame is a Ford and the body is well-built.   

He reports, “The thing looks pretty solid and seems to be made out of thick steel and very well made. I just can’t imagine some guy in his garage making this thing, but I could be wrong. Someone updated the running gear with a mustang straight 6, auto trans and the mustang differential. You can clearly see where it was column shift originally, and the frame is definitely a 46 ford.”

“The grill does seem stamped from what me and some other guys who looked at it think. There are no indications of it being welded up from pieces. The hood looks the same, like it was made in one piece. The window glass looks like cj3a, 3b era, but the frame is not.”

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Steve’s Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, CJ-7, Features

Steve dropped me a note and shared some pictures of his jeeps.  Both the flattie and the CJ-7 look great!  If you need any help driving them, just let me know 🙂

He writes, “The blue one is a 1978 CJ7 and the Willys is a 1948 CJ2A. I’ve had the CJ7 for 27 years and got the Willys from my dad last year. The Willys has been in the family for 50 years, most of it spent with my late Grandfather in California. When I got the Willys from my dad, it was in rough shape, and I spent about a year fixing it up. I really enjoy driving both, and the Willys gets a lot of attention.”

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Lego Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Speaking of Lego Jeeps, here is a custom one I found on Flickr.

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Photo of MB by EtienneSA on Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This is a photo of an MB from England with an unusual exposure.


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Pictures of the CJ-3B In Development

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features

Drop by willysjeep.com and check out the larger versions of these great pics of the CJ-3B in development.


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Bad Day at Black Rock

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Ann’s mom Rosemary has learned to watch for jeeps.  She alerted me a couple days ago to a movie she recorded with Spencer Tracy from 1955 called Bad Day at Black Rock.  It’s a good movie.  One of the reasons it is such a good movie is that a good looking Willys MB plays a staring role and receives some good screen time.  It even gets to be involved in a chase scene!  Here are some closeups:

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1969 Meyer Rotary Broom Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This is back on eBay

View all the information on eBay

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2 Custom Lego Kits from Brickmania.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Chris discovered two custom LEGO kits at Brickmania.


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Happy 2012!

• CATEGORIES: Features

No more updates until the New Year.  So, have a wonderfully Happy New Year Eve!

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Ted Spots ‘Tow Mater’ in Moab

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys, Willys Trucks

Ted emailed me today from Moab, Utah, with this image of a Tow Mater looking vehicle.  It sounds like he is having some fun!

Ted writes, “We took a ride on the Hell’s Revenge trail in Moab today and ran across the tow truck from Cars in downtown Moab… This place is awesome!”

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Metal Sculptures

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, toys, Unusual

Out of the UK come these unusual metal jeep scultpures. I wish there were better pictures.