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Lobsters and a CJ-2A Willys Slide

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: SOLD Was on ebay.

I guess nothing makes lobster look more tasty than being photographed in front of a Willys Overland CJ-2A.

“Original vintage small slide transparency, circa late 1940s. Couple holding up lobsters in front of “Bailey’s Seafood.” The man is smoking a cigar, and there is a dog sitting in their Willys Jeep with Virginia License Plate Tag, tag topper and Mack Truck bulldog hood ornament. FAIR-GOOD conditon – shows some fading, minor dust and other defects common to old slides, otherwise as seen in scan. 2″ x 2″”

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Modified Truck at the Car and Bike Show in Atlanta, GA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

Here’s an unusually modified Truck (or wagon?) from the 10th Annual Car and Bike Show in Atlanta, GA last weekend.  I found it on the American Resto Mods Facebook Site.

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‘Folk Art’ Willys Wagon/Truck Grille **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE; Sold for $300 on eBay

(09/11/2012) Now I know what to do with the old grilles I have . . . The price starts at $350.

” Vintage Willys Jeep Grille w/ working Headlights  Painted Folk Art
Solid Piece Great Vintage Condition. Has been wired to plug light in.
The grille pieces form a V shape, the front is not flat.
Please email any questions before bidding. Final Sale.
Local Pickup Only.   Thank You.”

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1955 CJ-6 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-6, Features

Here’s an early CJ-6 brochure.

“Some bidders are not seeing all the photos. I use my own photo service so they are larger and shown below. Please scroll all the way down.
Factory original 1955 first year Willys Jeep CJ-6 sales brochure. Measures 8 1/2″ x 11″ and folds open to 11″ x 17″ and is in excellent condition. Has details and specs.

All my items are guaranteed original. I do not believe in owning or selling reproductions.

I am listing some other interesting items in different catagories so please see my (view seller’s other auctions) and combine to save on shipping.

Auction ends Thursday night.”

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Rare Sheet Music on eBay

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

Buz spotted this unusual bit of sheet music.

“Home Front – WARTIME
Jeep interest: Original wartime sheet music in excellent condition.
Measures: 11″ x 9″.
Condition: Excellent.
Postage £1.20 UK £3.00 World”

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1958 Yue Loong Jeep Family Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This is an interesting brochure.

“Original part color sales sheet , 7.5 x 10.5 , Chinese text . Shows CJ3B YL1 , CJ5 Pickup YL2 , Jeep Pickup YL3 , and Jeep Station Wagon YL4 . Yue Loong produced Willys Jeep vehicles and Nissan Trucks as well as others under license . Produced by Yue Loong Motor Company , Miaoli County , Taiwan.”

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Warner Overdrive R-10 & R-11 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I am a little surprised that this brochure was published in 1999.

“The Warner Automatic Overdrive Instruction Manual

Instruction Manual relates only to post-war Overdrive types Warner R-10 and R-11 used on Ford, Fraser, Hudson, Kaiser, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Mercury, Nash, Packard, Studebaker, and Willys
Operating Principles
Service Operations
Tracing and Correction of Electrical Control Troubles
Mechanical Faults
Common Causes of Trouble
Servicing of Overdrive Unit

16 Pages
Good Condition. Back cover has a coffee stain on the bottom.”

View all the information on eBay

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Constabulary Jeep at Fort Knox Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

Not too surprisingly, the General George S. Patton Museum, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, has a few jeeps.  I read that the museum was supposed to be relocated to Fort Benning, GA, but I don’t know if that happened or not yet.

The two jeeps below are supposed to be part of the museum.  If there are others, I didn’t run across any photos.

One unusual model at the museum is a Constabulary Jeep, which was part of the Constabulary Force in Europe following World War 2.  You can read more about this Force here.

This picture was taken by Patrick Keenan and posted at warwheels.net, where there are several more photos from different angles.

The museum also has his Division Commander (Major General) jeep.  You view more pictures from the warwheels.net site as well.

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1948 Constabulary Police Force Toy Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .

I’ve not run across one of these Military Police / Germany Tin toy jeeps.  Here are some additional photos of constabulary jeeps.

“Arnold J2600 Willys Jeep. made in US-Zone Germany 1948”

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Willys Hood as Awning

• CATEGORIES: Features

Paul forwarded me this picture of the awning for his workshop door.  As he says, “it keeps the rain off and looks good!”

  John also has a hood-as-awning, too (click here and scroll down to last pic).

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2012 Great American Jeep Rally in Ellington, CT Sept 15th

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Mike let me know that the 2012 Great American Jeep Rally takes place in Connecticut September 15th, 2012.

“We are pleased and excited to announce that the 2012 Great American Jeep Rally will take place on Saturday, September 15th at Valley Truck and Off Road. The address for all your TomToms, Garmins, and good old map and compass is 43 Lower Butcher Rd., Ellington CT.”

View the Jeep Rally website here

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The Bodnar Private Collection

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums, toys • TAGS: .

While going through the pictures of his new jeep, Frank found these images he took at a Ron Bodnar’s personal museum in Edmonton, Canada.  After doing a little research, I learned more about Ron and the cars and memorabilia he has amassed. This Edmonton Journal news article explains more about this unusual collection.

“I came across these old pics from christmas time. a willys sign , a nelly belle pedal car, and some tonka jeeps ( at least 20 ) at a private, family museum. Thought it relevant since the post of the nelly belle ad posted a couple of days ago.”

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Paul Buford’s Wagon Watercolor

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Paul Buford painted this cool rendition of a wagon.  We’ve all seen a wagon or two or more in this condition.  The original of this has already sold.

You can visit Paul’s site here to see more:  http://www.artpromotivate.com/2012/06/paul-buford-vintage-watercolor.html

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Jeep Pulling a Corn Binder

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

I’ve seen a variety of PTO items, but this is the first Corn Binder I’ve seen.  This short reference was published in the January 1946 edition of Popular Mechanics.

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1942 SlatGrille MB Stationary Envelope on eBay

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

Brian from Brian’s Military Jeeps is selling this rare envelope.

“NOS – Original New Old Stock
Would look great in the glove box of early, mid, and late war jeeps, GPA, etc.
Would look great framed and mounted on the wall.
Stationary Envelope (Color Print Postal Envelope) of:

WW2 GI’s Riding in a 1941 Willys Slat Grill MB JEEP
Dated 1942 on reverse
EXTRA LARGE 3 7/8″ x 8 13/16″ SIZE
fits up to 8 3/4″ wide stationary
High Quality – High Color”

View all the information and see all the pics on eBay

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1942 SEEP/GPA Postcards on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, GPA (SEEP)

Brian from Brian’s Military Jeeps is selling these postcards of a SEEP on eBay

View all the information and the entire postcard here


View all the information and the entire postcard here

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Jeep as Engine Hoist

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Mark forwarded me this great picture, but I don’t have any additional information about it.  The jeep behind the men is being used as a hoist, with the man marked as ‘3’ doing the pulling.

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1950 Wagon 4×4-73 Original Owner’s Manual on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Wagons

Here’s an original owner’s manual for a wagon, but it isn’t cheap.

“In good condition. The copyright is 1950. FREE shipping anywhere in the USA. All other countries, flat $8.95 shipping/handling.”

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IPMS Quarterly Cover from 1969 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

The seller isn’t asking much.  LRDG folks might like this unusual cover.

“This vintage issue of the IPMS Quarterly includes articles on Robin Olds F-4 Phantom, P-51 Mustang, Major George Preddy, and WWII Jeeps, among others. There is the remains of a crease down the middle of the magazine where it had feen folded in half at some point. I has been kept flat for many years since, and the crease is barely noticable now. This item is from my father’s collection. I have no other information about it.”

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1954 Christmas Ad that includes NellyBell Pedal Car

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Great looking ORIGINALS, NOT COPIES, NOT REPRINTS, ads from a 1954 Christmas publication. These ads are over 58 years old and are excellent for framing.”

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FC-170 Wind-up Toy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s a cool FC toy.

“This listing is for a used vintage Bandai Japan 1950’s – 1960’s Jeep FC-170 tin Friction toy stake truck in very good condition. Jeep produced the FC-170 from 1957 to 1964 / 1965 and I would expect this toy was also produced somewhere in that time period. It has 2 small dents in the cab roof which are visible in certain lighting conditions but not very noticeable otherwise. It is about 7 1/2 inches long by about 3 1/4 inches high at the top of the cab. It has a front wheel drive working friction motor. The paint finish is very good. I don’t see anything broken or missing and no rust. I don’t see any cracks in the plastic windshield. Looks like a bit of dust in the interior section. It has an opening rear gate and is overall a very nice example of a hard to find Jeep toy. I do not have the original box.

This came from an estate sale which featured 1950’s / 1960’s toys. I don’t know it’s entire history ( smoking, pets, etc.) and it is offered as is being a 50 year old used toy.”

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Kodachrome Slide of Little Girl in Front of CJ-3A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Here’s a great old Kodachrome slide of a little girl with a jeep behind her.

“Original 1949 Kodak Red 35mm Kodachrome slide.”

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From Jeep Driver to General by Jesse Allen on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

This is a brand new book I spotted on eBay. I’m sure it is available through other books sellers, too.  I haven’t read it, so I can’t say how many jeep stories there are in it.

“Retired General Jesse Allen saw it all in his military career. An army jeep driver in the U.S. Army Air Corps serving General Patton’s Third Army in World War II, an air force fighter pilot in Korea, and a fighter squadron commander in Vietnam, Allen held every rank from private to two-star general.A cultural history as well as a memoir, From Jeep Driver to General reveals an insider’s perspective of the U.S. military during some of its most significant triumphs and failures.”

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Ann’s Jeep-Rock Design Challenge

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ann spotted this photograph on Facebook and wondered if someone could do the same think in the shape of a jeep.  I told her I’d post it in case someone one wanted to give it a try . . .

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Wallpaper from 1945 Includes a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Vic surprised me with an unusual story today.

He writes, “We have an historic home (1827) where there was a fire in 1945. Following that event the home underwent some serious refurbishing. Fast forward to 2011 and my wife decided to strip the wallpaper from our bedroom – four layers as it turned out. The final layer was a blue-gray with a patriotic theme – the Statue of Liberty with a B-24 flying past and a battleship. The best part is the Jeep with a field piece.”

Due to his wife’s heroic efforts, several pieces of wallpaper showing the jeep were saved, a couple of which Vic said he will send my direction (thanks!). He included this image of jeep and artillery.