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MD Juan’s PhUV Electric Jeep

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This is an interesting strategy by MD Juan. I guess I need to fly to the Philippines and try it!


“The PhUV or Philippine Utility Vehicle Inc., the pioneer manufacturer and assembler of electric vehicles in the country, has joined forces with MD Juan Enterprises, the pioneer and leading Jeep® restoration parts manufacturer and exporter, in promoting an environment-friendly Electric Jeep. The result is a perfect union of “the past and the future” concepts, the classic and the modern, merging both craftsmanships to create this integrated Electric Jeep prototype.

Outside, all the body parts of a classic military Jeep® of World War II fame such as the body tub, hood, fenders, grille, windshield, seat frames, bumpers, canvass top and wheels are supplied by MD Juan. Pop the hood and before you is the powertrain of the future, the electric vehicle technology that includes an electric motor, controller, rechargeable batteries, charger and vehicle control unit from PhUV. This prototype will be exhibited in local vehicle display events only in the Philippines.”

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The Johnny Cash Children’s Christmas Album

• CATEGORIES: Features

I was sick again today, so not too many posts. I feel like I’m getting better. That’s what we get for have eleven children here under the age of five years old! They are germ carriers for sure!

Tim filed this short report on February 26th, which is Johnny Cash’s birthday.

“Cathy and I made a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, and spent a few days there listening to good music, eating hot chicken and of course looking out for jeeps. In the Johnny Cash museum I found this CJ-5 on the cover of the “Johnny Cash Children’s Album” and…..Today is Johnny Cash’s birthday !”


I found a larger image of it here:


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More From Roberto Flores

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

It’s been too long since I featured any of Roberto’s drawings. You can see a number of new ones on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RobertoFloresCartoonist

Here are a couple:

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Ray’s New Bar

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Ray assembled this cool jeep-bar in his shop!

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1943 Photo of Ford GPA (SEEP) Hitting the Water on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great action photo.

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“1943-Ford amphibious jeeps loaded with U.S. troops plunging into the water. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”



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Early Meyers Hardtop Brochure

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

This brochure suggests that a company called Meyers Aircraft developed the hardtop that was eventually sold/taken-over by Sears. It makes sense that an aircraft company would make an aluminum hardtop. So, there may be a few Meyers’ made hardtops mistaken as Sears or Allstate tops.


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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images
BRITISH FORCES IN BERLIN, GERMANY 1949 - 1960 (BER 49-189-013) British forces demonstrate an assault river crossing in Berlin, 29 June 1949. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205217789

BRITISH FORCES IN BERLIN, GERMANY 1949 – 1960 (BER 49-189-013) British forces demonstrate an assault river crossing in Berlin, 29 June 1949. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205217789

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1945 Photo of Vaslav Nijinsky in Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

For you ballet fans, here’s Vaslav Nijinsky in a jeep in post-war Vienna.

“1945 Press Photo Ballet dance Vaslav Nijinsky in jeep at Schonbrun Palace. This is an original press photo. Vienna Delighted as a child with his 1st ride in a jeep, famed ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky enjoys his trip over the rounds of the Schonbrun Palace in Vienna.Once reported eliminated by the Nazis, the Ballet Russe star is in good physical health today. Accompanying him are his wife Romola and the driver Pvt Arnold Henius, Indianapolis Ind Photo measures 8 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-28-1945.”

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1946 Testimonial For the Jeep & Buzz Saw

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Another satisfied customer.

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1976 DJ-5E Electruck Grove City, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: The seller stopped the auction. It may have sold locally.

Not many of these Electruck DJ-5E jeeps around. Seller indicates it is only 1 of 352. There are also two different brochures available on eBay for them. Brochure 1 and Brochure 2. Thanks to Ted for spotting this one.


“I will post better pictures. I am having trouble figuring how to do it.


This is a one of a kind right hand drive electric jeep. I bought this in 2011 and just “put it back” with my other collection of postal jeeps. It is now coming up for sale as I need room. It is showroom perfect, just drop in some new batteries.
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“Easy-Way” Post-Hole Digger

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The “Easy-Way” post-hole digger was manufactured by Standar Steel Works out of Kansas City, MO. I thought i’d done a post on the early post-hole diggers that were available, but I hadn’t. So, expect that one soon.

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FC & DJ-5 Model Resin Kits

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Roberto Flores forwarded these resin model kids. I am unfamiliar with the sellers or the product.

FC-150 Kit $45: http://ppvintagekits.com

DJ-5 Kit $69: http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/mailjeep.htm


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Willys Online **CLOSED**

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UPDATE: I have closed the Willys Online website. 

No updates Sunday, but if you like old cars, you might want to check out Willysonline.com, a site I just took over and revamped (much work left to do). The central theme is Willys Overland automobiles (such as Overlands, HenryJs, Willys-Knights and others) and any other vintage auto that I happen to run across while doing eWillys.

It won’t have the regular updates and features that eWillys does, but it’s something I’ll build and perhaps hand it off to someone else down the line (as I really don’t know much about these vintage cars).


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Zoo-Jeep Wine Bottle Holder on eBay

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For that jeep lover who has everything?

“Vintage Wine Bottle Holder. Kooky Zoo. Safari Animals Jeep with Hanging Monkey. Excellent previously owned condition. Some minor wear noticed on piece, a few minor marks from use.”

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1952 Wagon-Ambulance Brochure **SOLD**

UPDATE: This brochure was originally sold on eBay in 2018.

“1952 Willys Overland 475 Utility Ambulance Specification Sheet.”


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Nate’s Hydraulic Assist For His CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

Nate’s at it again. He got to thinking about upgrading his steering on Ted, his CJ-3A. One thing led to another and soon he was developing a fairly non-invasive (no saginaw-like alterations) way of improving his steering. He’s spent the past month and a half writing it up on the earlyCJ-5 page.


Here are a few pics.

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Early Nissan Patrol 1951 Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This a rare factory photo of early Nissan Patrol 4W60s. It was taken only three months after they began production. The 4W60s were made through 1960.

“1951 Press Photo Japanese workers build jeeps in Tokyo factory, Japan. This is an original press photo. Jeep-Japan – Industry – Bigger and more powerful than their American counterparts, Japanese jeeps receive their finishing touches in the Nissan Motor factory in Tokyo. The jeeps are used by the national rural police to speed up investigation work. More than 100 of the vehicles, which are constructed from materials from Japan, have been delivered. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-04-1951.”

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Marine Exhaust Question

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

UPDATE: Rudy has a similar exhaust manifold, but it is cast iron.

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Dave writes that he picked up this boat marine inboard exhaust manifold. The former owner said he tried to google it, but could find no information. It came off a Jeep mb motor. Anyone recognize it?

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1942 Camp Hale Snow Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Here’s the same photo with nearly the same caption on eBay. The one shown at the bottom of the post was for sale on eBay in 2015.

“1942 Press Photo Soldiers driving jeeps through snow at Camp Hale, Colorado.
This is an original press photo. Snow jeeps—Parka-clad soldiers whip howitizer-carrying jeeps through unbroken snow at Camp Hale, high in the Colorado Rockies. The pack artillery of the Camp Hale mountain troops use the rugged little jeeps to carry dismantled sections of 75 millimeter howitzers until the going is so rough that mules have to take over (United States) (Wars) (World War II) (Camp Hale, Colorado) (Mountain troops) Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 12-23-1942.”

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Original Post May 2, 2015: “1942 WWII Parka Clad Soldiers In Jeeps Camp Hale Colorado Press Photo”



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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

More photos courtesy of Charles!

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1951 Article From Travel Trailer

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Rudy shared this article from the 1951 issue of Travel Trailer Magazine. That’s one big trailer. According to the author, the tongue weight was 1000lbs, but the jeep was only rated for 800lbs. What could possibly go wrong?


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1954ish Photo of the Willys Overland Factory

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This photo shows CJ-3Bs and M-38A1s on the same assembly line. I would guess this was taken around the summer of 1954.


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Stebbins Service Testimonial

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old Images Jeeping

This 1947 Willys testimonial did not have a signature.

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1960 Jeep Family Jack-Of-All-Trades Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Jack of All Trade Jeep brochure was published in March of 1963.

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Francis ‘Jeep” Sanza Dies at Age 99

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

David Tracy at Jalopnik wrote a nice piece about the death of Vernal Patton’s Driver during WWII, Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza. It includes the following video clip and a shot of one of the vehicles Sanza drove, one with a variety of mods.

Read more here: https://jalopnik.com/general-pattons-driver-during-world-war-ii-francis-jeep-1822777372