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The Peach Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features

What do you get when you combine marriage, business, a Gladiator, and peaches? Check out the Peach Truck story over at jeeptruck.com.

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Nags Head, NC, Jockey Ridge Sand Dunes Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Wish we could see more of the jeep. The Jockey Ridge Sand Dunes show here are the tallest sand dune system in the Eastern US. This area is now Jockey Ridge State Park. I’m guessin that driving over the sand dunes like the jeep below isn’t possible anymore?

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From Ducks Unlimited to Shore Patrol

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Joe has this story to share:

A few years back, a friend purchased a stretch-version of a 1947 Willys CJ2A that had actually been raffled off to benefit the organization “Ducks Unlimited”.  We assume the jeep was modified before the raffle to better accommodate the duck hunting sport but the winner sold the rig instead.  

The frame on the 2A and the drive shaft were lengthened about 12 inches by bubba in a back alley somewhere, based on the welding technique used.  They used heavy grade angle steel and welded it like it was a Navy ship.  The rear of the body was also lengthened about 18 inches and cantilevers over the frame to accommodate longer troop seats.  When we first saw the jeep on the trailer, the rig looked like a CJ-2A; 

The new owner happened to be a US Navy veteran and decided the jeep would better serve as a “Shore Patrol” replica jeep than a hunting jeep.  The large oversized tires were replaced and the windshield frame was straightened, among other things too numerous to mention.  And a few other items were added (ie. siren, 50 cal. MG, etc.) to complete the new image.  Here are the before and after pics of the transformation of Ducky.  Needless to say that “Ducky” was a huge hit in parades and car show.

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After the Restoration:


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A Couple Dock Shots

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted these photos on eBay. The auctions are over.

This photo included some information: 0248 Orig 1946-49 Japan Kodachrome Slide Utsunomiya US Army Offloading Jeep Dock. Taken by a US Army CID officer who lived in Japan unti; the mid 60s.



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2 Viasa Fire Jeeps in Barcelona on Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images • TAGS: .

This 1974 shot show 2 Viasa Fire Jeeps in Barcelona, Spain.

“1974 – Barcelona – Parc de l’Eixample – Parque Central.
Vehículos auxiliares A-5 y A-6.
Jeep Viasa.”



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Postcard of Commando in Ouray, CO

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

Craig spotted this cool shot.


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Studio Prop Jeep Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps

I can’t tell if this is a photgraphic studio prop jeep or a movie studio prop jeep.

“Original World War II Real Photo Postcard, (An actual photograph), Postally Unused. Women in Unusual Military Jeep Studio Prop. The photo’s in very good condition, but does have a band of very fine cracks running vertically up the middle of the photo, about 1″ wide. They are extremely fine and not visible at all unless photo is held in reflected light. It has very sharp detail, better than scan”

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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

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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

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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.