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Photo of Unusual Hardtop for Radio Station Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this odd hard top. I looked up the radio station and WXCG now broadcasts in New York State. I can’t tell where the photo was taken.

“Amateur photo negative. This is no print, just the negative.. The negative measures 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.. I do great combined shipping !”

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1942 LA Times Article about Guadalcanal on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article from August 31, 1942, shows jeeps and GIs in Guadalcanal. Below is the top portion of the page. There is more to the article.

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Culloden Sales Company Matchbook **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s another matchbook with Jeep advertising.

“Culloden Sales Company, Naples, FL, Jeep and Avis Rent A Car Matchcover”


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Three Jeep Photoshoot

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

Joe wrote me the other day and offered to share some photos from a photoshoot of a CJV-35, a M-38 and a M-151A2. I’ve included a few pictures. All the vehicles look great!

You can view many more photos at the link below.


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CJ-2A Fire Jeep Walk Around Photos at Primeportal

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Museums, Website

Marc forwarded a website called Primeportal. It offers photographic walk-arounds of all types of vehicles. Here’s one of a CJ-2A Fire Jeep (though it is listed as a CJ38 fire truck.



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Color Postcard from Camp Drum, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s an interesting postcard taken at Camp Drum, NY. There’s no year that I can find.

“Unused Postcard That Has Not Been Postmarked.
Condition:Good condition with normal wear along edges & corners/may include slight wrinkles and folds.”

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Signal Corp Slat Grille’s Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual postcard showing some slat grilles.

“Standard Postcard Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches”

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The Jeep Military Illustrated Japan Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Books, Features, International

This is rare enough that I haven’t seen one for sale before.

“Title: THE JEEP

Year: 1985 FIRST PRINT
Dimensions: 6.03 X 4.13 X 0.51 inches
Language: JAPANESE
Conditions: Cover: Very Good
Book: Very Good”

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12 Lino Palacio Cartoons on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, International

The seller thinks these might have been part of a calendar.

“12 Lino Palacio cartoons for Jeep. These may have been from a calendar. Very good condition. Each print is 13.5″ x 11″.”

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2013 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Dan posted some pictures of last weekend’s Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show at Half Moon Bay in California. You can see more here:


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“Follow Me” Jeep in Gold Finger

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

Rich spotted and snagged a clip of a “Follow Me” jeep from the James Bond Movie “Gold Finger”. It sure looks like that’s a M-38.


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Photo of Wagons on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Willys Wagons

Here are a series of three wagon related photos for sale on eBay. I don’t recognize where the first photo was taken. Anyone else know?

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Photo of CJ-2A & Saguaro Cactus on eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Old Images

Here’s another great photo. This time it is a CJ-2A next to a Saguaro Cactus likely in Arizona.

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Vintage Postcard out of Pakistan on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Postcards

Marc spotted this photo of a man crossing a bridge in his CJ-3B. I think I’d have to look hard underneath that bridge before driving across.

“Maini Mukh (8) Chittagong Hill Tracts East Pakistan”

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Photos of the Yeck Vehicle Auction

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, Features

Brian and his father attended the April 27th, 2013, auction in Michigan. They took these photos. They captured some prices with certain jeeps, but weren’t able to match them all up. Here are the auction prices of several jeeps. I’ve matched other prices with the jeeps below.

#9 $7000 w/ 50 cal.
#11 missed
#12 missed
#13 $3600
#14 $2400
#15 $8000
#16 $3000
#18 $5500
#19 $4200
#21 $5750
#22 $6750
#23 $6750




#17 $5500 1952 M-38A1 Civ. Defense Fire Truck Jeep


#8 $3900 1944 GPW Desert Rat Jeep

#10 $5000 1942 MB Armored

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Some Random Seep Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Here are a few SEEP photos I found today.

1) This was posted at zeelandnet.nl . The link includes photos of a GPA restoration.

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2) This one is from Photobucketseep-military-women


3) This one is from the World War II Database. The caption reads: Canadian Prime Minister King and General Harry Foster walking by a Ford GPA amphibious Jeep, England, UK, 18 May 1944


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Jeep Station Wagon Ambulances

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Note this toy jeep I found at the Snook Museum.

I just ran across this neat little story from indianamilitary.org. According to the story, in 1950 the Army bought 1000 Jeep Station Wagons and outfitted them for testing at Army Hospitals all over the country. The were painted Olive Drab and given government data plates. You can read the entire history and see all the pics here.

The 1951 Wagon below ended up at Camp Atterbury. It was sold in 1954 and then used and parked until it was restored. It sell has the original government data plate.


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V-7 Body Works out of Chicago

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

UPDATE II: I’ve added these two very rare photos from FB posted by Martin Sturm showing his grandmother next to a CJ-2A equipped with a V-7 Bodyworks hardtop.

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UPDATE: Thanks to Jennifer, the granddaughter of the creator Sam Sevin of the V-7 hardtops, we now know who created them. There are newspaper clippings that indicate the company operated for a short time, roughly from 1948-1949. The company was formed by Sam and his brother Sol Sevin. Unfortunately, it appears the company didn’t not get the orders they’d hoped and was forced out of business.


Originally Posted April 28, 2013: V-7 Body Works in Chicago offered these two different woody tops, a half-top and a wagon model, for CJ-2As in 1948. I tired to find out more information the company, but had no luck.


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Amerio Refridgerated Body Option

Amerio Refrigerating Equipment Company was based in Union City, New Jersey. They made a variety of different truck bodies for different vehicles. As the brochure below demonstrates, they also made them for CJ-2As. I’ve yet to come across one that still exists.



As a side note, a New Jersey Company called Delicious Ice Cream is creating a business around restored ice cream trucks. They will bring them to corporate parties, birthday parties, etc. http://www.deliciousicecreamllc.com/services

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A License to Surf Fish in Delaware on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

A license to surf fish in Delaware. I think the pole should have been hooked to the jeep, just in case a big fish came along.


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TUCO WWII Jeep Towing Puzzle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This puzzle by TUCO looks hard. Check out the pieces.

“This is a complete large box LG14 World War Two Tuco jigsaw puzzle called “Willys Jeep Towing Truck”. The artist is Sessions. The complete puzzle is about 16″ x 20″ and contains 300/500 pieces. The puzzle and box are in good condition. The puzzle and box weigh 1 to 2 pounds and I ship by Priority Mail. I have several puzzles for sale at this time and I do combine puzzle lots for a better shipping rate. I have several small and large box Tuco puzzles so if you have a want list please let me know. I am trying to comply with the new Ebay standards of excellence and am now offering 1 day handling time and a 14 day return window with a money back refund option. I will be using the Paypal shipping label option most of the time which gives you a tracking number. I try my best to give my customers the best service I can and I recommend you ask as many questions as you like. I also have a jigsaw puzzle want list so if you have puzzles for sale and would like to have my want list, please let me know. I especially am looking for 2 Tuco jigsaw puzzles. The titles are “The Lady In Red” and “Golden Tresses”. I am also looking for war puzzles from England, Australia, Canada and any other country.”

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Bruce’s Surrey/Gala Website

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website


Marc spotted Bruce’s Surrey website. It’s a great place for surfing and learning more about this rare jeep!


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“How to Fix a Former Army Jeep” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

What’s strange about this 1946 article is that it doesn’t show an ‘Army Jeep’. It shows an early CJ-2A.  Anyone know where this article appeared?

“1946 How to Fix a Former ARMY JEEP
5-page Post-war Article
w/exploded views of front axle & transfer case
Description, shipping details”

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Photo of 1963 Ambushed Jeep in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

What’s on the front of this? Or, is that some type of funky grille?

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A Horse Named Belle Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This picture appeared in the May 9, 1958, edition of the Baltimore Sun. The horse’s named was Belle Jeep. She never race, but her son, Jewel’s Reward, became the leading money-winning juvenile of all time (at the print of the article anyway).

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