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Smithsonian Museum Bantam Postcard

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Museums, Postcards

UPDATE: This post card was for sale on eBay in 2012.

Even the Smithsonian didn’t get the ‘original jeep’ correct as evidenced by the postcard below.  To their credit, this Bantam BRC-60 just might be the next best thing.  I compare all three Bantams here.

For comparision, here’s another good shot of a BRC-60:

And this is the original Bantam BRC — Jeep #1.  The round fenders and scalloped side are two of the biggest differences:

 
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Postcard with a Bantam BRC-60 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Postcards

The jeep on the far right has a grille that looks like a BRC-60 to me.  In the foreground is a jeep that looks like a BRC-40.

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1944 Meier & Frank Ad for United War Chest on eBay

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

This is an original ad published in a Portland, Oregon, Newspaper.

“Full page newspaper ad by Meier & Frank Co. is approx 22″ x 16″ and original….1 page only. These came from a very well preserved collection of WWII Portland Oregon newspapers. All are in good to very good condition…this one has some wrinkles toward the middle. Scanned images are blurrier, may appear trimmed, colors darker, lighter or uneven but actual items are not. They are bigger than our biggest scanner so used camera shot and even that doesn’t quite get it all.”

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UAL Modified Flatfender Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: Marc spotted these pics of the same jeep on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41070995@N06/6279374446/in/photostream/

Original Post: Terry’s brother works at the United Maintenance Base for United Airlines in San Francisco.  His brother said this was a CJ-2A that still roams the airport.  Terry himself owns a former CJ-3B Belt Loader that still has the United Airlines Hobbs Meter on the Dash.

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Tonka Toy Fire Jeep in Unopened Box on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

There just can’t be many of these around.

“This was found in a house I just purchased.The box has not been opened. This is a rare opportunity. Early Tonka Toys Jeep Fire Pumper Truck No. 425 V RARE 60’s UNOPENED in box.”

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#### If you want to know what this truck looks like or bid on one without a box, here’s an option: View this fire pumper jeep on eBay

 
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Flatfender Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Here’s a nice little flatfender model.

“Vintage 1/25 MPC. Not complete. Very nice scratch-built roll cage. Roll cage not glued to body. Great Box. What you see is what you get. Will be packed very carefully. Any ??? please ask. From my personal collection. Combine to save $$$. Please see pics for condition.”

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1965 Ad for Government Surplus Sales

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a copy of an ad from a 1965 Cleveland Press TV Guide for sale on eBay.

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July 1960 Issue of SAGA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is the first I’ve heard of this magazine.  It’s called SAGA: Adventure Stories for young Men. One of the articles in the magazine is about the Jeep.

“Saga Magazine from July 1960
Cover by Phil Ronfor
JOHN EISENHOWER’S DILEMMA Jack Harrison Pollack
MOONSHINE MILLIONS AI Silverman, art by Paul Webb
WE ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD A. A. Hoehling, art by Ed Valigursky
GOING GOING GONE! Carl Winston, art by Paul Granger
THE INCOMPARABLE JEEP Jack Orr, art by Phil Ronfor and Bill Mauldin
THE NINE LIVES OF CHARLIE DRESSEN Charles Dexter
DODGE CITY Charles Hewes, art by Brendan Lynch
THE PURITANS RAISED A LITTLE HELL Jacquin Sanders, art by Charles Waterhouse

STORMING THE BEACHES
Barbara Valentine – Rosana Schifaffino, Nadja Regin, Isabel Sarli, Vanda Hudson

GET ME ED WILLIAMS! AI Toffler
TARGET – FORT FISHER Howard Goshorn, art by Ray Houlihan

Specifications
Approximate size is 8.25 x 11 inches”

 
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1945 Photo Album with Jeep Pics **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is an unusual album that includes some jeep pictures.

“A vintage/original c.1945 WWII US Army Soldier’s Photo Album for his Sweetheart back in the States – full of Real Photos / Photographs / Snapshots – I count 113. He was stationed in Hawaii – c.1943-45 – w/ his trusty Jeep “The Slick-Chick” that had a Pin-Up Girl painted on the side like Nose Art. Photos of Army & Civilian Life in the Territory of Hawaii right at the end of WWII – including V-J Day & a Servi-Car type Motorcycle. Great Hula & Surfing graphics on the cover, overall the album measures aprx 7.5″ x 10.75″.”

 
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1974 Ouray, Colorado, Jeep Rental Postcard on eBay

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

UPDATE: Colin discovered that Switzerland of America Jeep Tours Company still exists and still rents jeeps or offers tours.  Check out their website and their tour vehicles: http://soajeep.com  You’ll recognize some of the photos on the website from Craig’s recent adventure.

“This auction is for a vintage Postcard from 1974. It is of Snow Blankets Ouray colorado Here the Switzerland of America is truly a Winter Fairyland. It was from Jeep Rentals and is basically an advertising Postcard–the front seems to be a real photo print”

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Goose’s CJ-3B Gets a Top

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  I had the wrong link to Goose’s original build (thanks Dave).

Goose forwarded some images showing the addition of a half cab to his CJ-3B.  Goose spotted this half cab on eWillys this summer.  He worked out a deal with the seller, then set about making a few customizations so that it would fit. It sure turned out nicely! If you don’t remember Goose’s Project CJ-3B, you can see his original four-month build here.

 
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Bountiful Jeep Posse and Racing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

Having lived in Salt Lake City for ten years, I know the area pretty well. So, I’m surprised by just how active the four wheel drive clubs were in the valley.  For example, I just read a short article about the Utah County Jeepettes, a group of women (I think wives of jeepers) that organized events.  In addition, there were Jeep Posses in Utah County, Salt Lake City, and Sevier County, Utah.

As you can see in this picture, taken at the 1970 Pioneer Jeep Rally in Bountiful, held by the Bountiful Jeep Posse, this wasn’t just about Search and Rescue. Racing had become popular, too, just as it had taken hold in many other places. The first Pioneer Jeep Rally was held in 1965. By 1970, the event attracted racers from several intermountain states.  Two main events were held at the Pioneer Jeep Rallys, a hill climb and an obstacle course.

The article and picture below were published by Four Wheeler Magazine in July, 1971. To me this picture could easily have been taken above the city of Bountiful or Centerville.  It looks like the staging and parking was done along the valley’s bench.

 
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Video Report on MD Juan

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve spotted this YouTube video segment about MD Juan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlILVINpOkk&feature=related

 
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Women Legionnaires Jeep Stickers **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

These are unusual.

“Very old jeep decal for the American Legion affiliated womens organization “Twenty and Four, The Honor Society of Women Legionnaires”. The installation instructions are on the back along with the manufacturers name and address which predates zip codes, so this must be from the early 1960s at the latest. It is 6 1/2″ by 4″ and has two jeep decals. The lower left corner has been bent once. Otherwise this great image would be excellent.”

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Turret Jeep Toy by Illco on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This is the first I’ve seen one of  these.

“vintage (late 60’s, early 70’s) illco toy battery operated army turret jeep, multi action with real ‘ack-ack’ sound machine gun, tested but not working consistently (maybe a loose wire connection, typical for these kind of vintage toys, battery compartment clean), measures about 10.5″ long, comes with original box that is in great condition with very little wear, great display piece. This piece is beautiful and looks brand new. I have not seen many like it and it would make a great addition to a collection. Bid with confidence, I only sell high quality vintage items.”

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Unusual Business Card Holder

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This is a neat business card holder.

“This is a New very high quality and beautifully sculpted Pewter Business card holder. This sits on your desk and you put your business cards in it. It is a very catchy little model. I have one on my parts counter and get comments daily about it. It is very detailed all the way down to the combat wheel bolts and radiator fins. These are all hand made and are three inches wide and two inches deep and 1 3/4 tall. They hold around 15 cards. I have a very limited supply of these so don’t miss your chance at a very cool little model. These are very classy! QTM Parts”

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Ford GPA SEEPs in Action

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I found this neat video of SEEPS in action on YouTube. The look like they are going faster than I thought they would travel.

 
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1994 Wrangler Fire Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

It isn’t  Willys, but it is a cool fire jeep.

“This is a very unique, 100% functional Fire Truck.The title reads as a 1994 Jeep Grass Fire Truck.The logos from the former Fire Dept is off, therefore you can put your own on it.All the lights & sirens work great!This is a rust free jeep.The entire under body and all the inside floors is rubber coated to prevent rust.This truck runs & drives like new,very nice jeep wrangler!This Fire Truck was well maintained and always kept indoors.

Due to it coming from the fire Dept. the title reads as rebuilt salvage because they rebuilt the Jeep into a Fire Truck.This truck was built heaver to hold the 100 + gallon water tank.This truck is a great investment to your Fire Dept or to you as a collector item,whatever you would like to use it as!

* Gall’s Street Thunder Sirene
* Poly Tank (Water or Foam)
* Water Pump with a Honda GX 160 5.5HP Motor
* Hannany Reel
* 4 Cylinder
* 5 Speed
* 4 Wheel Drive
* 113,000 miles
* New Tires”

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Unusual Wagon – Flattie Photograph

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

How about this unusual rig. It looks like it is part woody and part MB. There was no caption included.

 
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1955 CJ-5 Foldout Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

There are two of these for sale.

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1950s Truck Foldout Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This looks in good shape.

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1991 Las Vegas Jeep Club Jeep Jamboree T-Shirt **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an unusual t-shirt that celebrated the 20th annual Las Vegas Jeep Jamboree in 1991.

“Vintage 1991 Las Vegas 20Th Annual Jeep Club Jamboree Dumont T-Shirt – size L

Item is in very good (or better) pre-owned condition.

Item has printing on one side only.

Nice condition, no stains, tears, rips, holes (unless pointed out above).
Minor general signs of use can be expected, but none the less a very nice gently used item.”

 
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1957 Service Brochure featuring a CJ-5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is a neat mailer.

“Original mailer non color folder , 8.5 x 3.5 folded , 8.5 x 11 unfolded . Shows Jeep from Russ Cooley Service Station , Hillcrest , Binghamton , New York.”

 
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Pascal’s Newest Jeep . . . A rare DJ-6?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features • TAGS: .

Pascal just purchased this jeep.  Though it is four wheel drive, the serial number suggests it is a DJ-6.  I looked up the serial number and I found one site that suggests the serial number is a DJ-6.  Anyone know the DJ-6 serial numbers?

Pascal writes, ” I’m writing to you because I bought another jeep last weekend. (Yep my wife is still loving me…for how long? For a jeep life I hope!).  I’m pretty sure that’s a DJ-6 1965 even if seller told me that was a CJ-6 1962. Serial number is 8605 10062. It’s also stamped on the frame.

It has two fuel tanks. It looks original. It also has 4×4 and I think a Meyer hard top. The mileage reads 29xxx miles. The motor’s serial number is 4J418884.”

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CJ-5, DJ-5, CJ-6, DJ-6 Spec Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-6, CJ5, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features

UPDATE: These sold on eBay.

I believe this answers my question about the DJ-6 serial number.  The DJ-6 model number is referred to as 8605.

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