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Classic Men’s Magazines & a Jeep Image

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, Old Images

My jaw dropped as I opened the magazine.  I was in my early teens (mid 70s).  To this day, I’m unsure why my father hid a couple Playboy magazines in with my mother’s stash of old magazines (I’m guessing he never thought she would look there?).  But, sure enough, in my hands was gold, my eyes were big, and it was coooool!  And thus, that was my first introduction to Playboy.

I can’t say I’ve done much research into the history of Playboy, but during a search of vintage magazines in general, I came across a website called Stagmags.com, which appears to be a gathering and recording of many old ‘stag’ magazines that have since gone out of publication.  It’s a reminder that Playboy had plenty of competition from day 1, but to Hef’s credit, managed to successfully carve out a successful niche, while many others failed.

Now, I only bring this up as a segway to one of two images I found on the page and which you can view below.  Hopefully that provides a little more insight into the image.

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Some Dealership Pics From Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

I found some Willys-Overland black and white pics from this Hemmings Blog Post.

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Pics from the past

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Gerald found these pics.  If anyone has or runs across any similar pics, I’d like to see them.

1. Here’s an ad for the older Armstrong tires:

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2. A vintage 1946  stamped envelope top from Willys Overland:

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3. During a search for the 1960 auto show pics, Gerald found this image from the 1965 auto show.  He immediately thought of the show Mad Men.  The girls may be as lovely as the ones on the show, but the men are much older (compare the photos below and you decide!

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Old Pics: Phil Nelson’s Place

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Bob also snapped a picture at Phil Nelson’s Place in Columbiana. You can see it below.

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I’ve never been there, but these are some great pics of the place from Gerald.

“A small display outside of Phil Nelson’s place in Columbiana Ohio.  It is truely a treasure.”

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Gerald found these great pictures to share

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

Here’s a variety of pics from Gerald.  Thanks for sharing!

Here’s Gerald’s trailer and his jeep with Military Tires.  The tires make a world of difference.  You can see the jeep with the mini terras here.

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Here’s some old dealership photos:

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Damn, what a lucky kid this guy was … I’m gonna have to talk to mom and dad about this! I had to wait until I was 18 for my first ‘real’ jeep!

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I can’t tell how young/old this photo is:

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And this is just for fun.  If you didn’t catch it, there was a fascinating documentary on the 2006 auction of Star Trek Memorabilia.

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The Evolution of Water Fording

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

One of the more interesting early modifications for water fording is visible  in the picture below.  Note how the jeep facing the reader has the exhaust vented out the front of the grill with the muffler laying parrallel to the grille.  I can’t say I’d ever seen that before.

The CJ-3A.info page notes: “The recommended maximum fording depth of an unmodified jeep was 21 inches. That is about the height of the fuel pump and transfer case vents. Any deeper and things would start to fill up with water. Even at this relatively shallow depth the Technical Manual (2) advised that the generator brace should be “pulled up to release tension on the fan belt and stop the fan from throwing water over the engine”. That would be important in order to keep water off the ignition system. During a combat landing the 21″ maximum fording depth was not adequate.”

Read more about the Evolution of Water Fording here