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Core77 Article about Crated Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos, Website

Joe in Mesa forwarded this article posted at Core77, an industrial design website, about crated jeeps. Not a perfect article regarding jeeps, but it does have good photos and a video, one of which I’ve posted below. The Core77 site is an interesting one to explore.

http://www.core77.com/posts/63223/How-WWII-Jeeps-Were-Crated-for-Shipping?utm_medium

 
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Allied Jeeps’ New Block

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Allied Jeeps, the company built to sell newly manufacture L-134 blocks, just launched their website:
http://www.alliedjeeps.com

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1954 Truck Dallas, TX $9800

• CATEGORIES: Website • TAGS: .

Looks solid.

“For sale a really Hard to find 1954 Willys Truck with a stock 4 cylinder stock engine 4X4 and manual transmission. Runs Drives and Stops. Text me at 214 87six 962four if you are interested and or to answer any questions.
Clear Title.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/5916405147.html

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Legacy Classic Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Website

Looking for a modern truck in a vintage package? Thanks to Guy, we now know of at least one option: Legacy Classic Trucks. Based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the company specializes in rebuilding classic trucks of all kinds, including Jeep Scramblers and Dodge Power Wagons. The Four Door Power Wagon below is one example. According to their website, most of their trucks are built to order with a variety of power train options and are priced accordingly.

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Truck, Wagon, FC and Jeeps @ Classic Vehicles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Seth forwarded me a link to a website called Classic Vehicles. Among the offerings are a variety of Wagons, Wagoneers, Trucks, FCs, and other stuff. Most look like parts or restorations vehicles.

http://www.desertclassics.com/WillysJeep2.html

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Tonka Jeep Limited Restoration and Parts in Minneapolis, MN

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Wally wrote me the other day to share information about a vintage jeep restoration and parts shop called Tonka Jeep Limited. The business has only been opened since 2012, however their service guy has more than 40 years experience working on jeeps. You can learn more about the company via the website or the Facebook page.

Tonka Jeep Limited started in 2012, following twenty-five years of being a vintage Jeep owner as a hobby. Our product and service offerings cover all Jeep and Jeep variants (Jeepster, Truck & Wagon) from 1941-1955. We’ve grown steadily, by offering hard to find original parts, NOS, as well as all reproduction parts. Along with parts, we offer complete rebuild services on all mechanical components. Restoration services are offered exclusively on both civilian and military Jeeps. Parts can be ordered through our website, or by email inquiry. Our means of contact is unique, as we don’t take phone calls, we found email contact to be faster and a more efficient way to service our clientele; our response times are usually same day, however, twenty-four hours is standard. Many have asked if we have a shop or store to come by and visit; for now no, but of course if you want to pick-up parts, we’ll gladly direct you to one of two locations, where inventory is stored.

Our website is: tonkajeepltd.com and email address for questions and ordering is; sales@tonkajeepltd.com

Here’s a photo of their promotional and work jeep, a 1943 GPW:

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The photo is of the owner, after an all day product shoot for the website; the back-drop is a hood from a 1950 6 cylinder Station Wagon in the original Jamaica Green and yes, it is in excellent condition and for sale.

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FCs and Trucks in Woodbury, CT $4500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Website

UPDATE: Ted’s got an updates on Bill’s FC truck collection. Bill will sell the collection for $4500. Both Ted and Chris have seen the collection and report below in the comments. Sounds like a good deal.

Here’s one photo. See all of them here: http://www.thestreetpeep.com/2013/04/willys-jeep-forward-control-stockpile.html

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Jeepers Country Bar and Grille in Spanaway, WA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Jeepers Bar and Grille just opened in Spanaway, Washington (map). For me it is conveniently right on the way to my sister’s house in Roy. So, we’ll be stopping by at some point. Not only does it feature a CJ-3B on the menu and logo, but there are several large vintage jeep photos around the place. My cousin Eric dropped by on Thursday and told me they enjoyed the place.

You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeeperscountrybar

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Belgium Jeep History

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Website

Charles shared this site from the Belgium Jeep Club. It’s a summary of jeep history in Belgium.

http://www.jeepclub.be/content/default.asp?a=HERITAGE&sa=BELGIUM

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Lost your Key to a Hardtop or Something Else? Try Lostakey.net

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

The seller of this hardtop http://www.ewillys.com/2014/04/20/cj-2a-koenig-hardtop-fountain-hills-az-395 lost the key. Brian found a key for Kellly Hardtop through lostakey.com. He states that the lock will likely have number on it. Use it to find a key and order it.

http://lostakey.net

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MINI-BEEP Kit from Struck-kit

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Website

UPDATE: Blaine forwarded the video for the Mini-Beep:

Struck-Kit offers what they call a Mini-Beep Kit, which you can use to build mini jeep-like vehicles. You can even build an amphibious version.

http://www.struckcorp.com/mini-beep/

 
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545th Military Police Vehicle History

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website • TAGS: .

The 545th Military Police Company has seen action in a variety of places. Some of this history is captured in a “Pictorial History of Vehicles” page they’ve assembled. Naturally, there is a section on jeeps. Below are a few of the photos. See all the photos here: http://www.545thmpassn.com/Vehicles.htm

This 1949 color photo shows the yellow and black paint scheme:

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545th MP Co. Yellow Jeep, Camp McNair, Japan 1949

I think the purpose of this vehicle is pretty obvious:

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This jeep was utilized exclusively to escort VIPs’ and General Officers at Camp Drake Note the abundance of red lights and the siren

This photo shows a good view of the black striped hood:

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545th MP Co yellow jeep at Camp Drake, Japan circa 1949

Some of the M-38A1s had an unusual paint scheme:

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545th MP Co. Willys Jeep near Mt. Fuji, Japan 1954 – 1955 — M-38A1

 
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Jeepwaves.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Maury forwarded this jeep-related website. It’s not entirely clear to me what the site is about, other than to encourage jeep owners to wave. I always wave in Biscuit, but never think about it in our new jeep.

http://jeepwaves.com

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Treeline Teardrop Trailers

• CATEGORIES: trailer, Website

Tom Perkins’ company Treeline Teardrop Trailers out of Petaluma, California, offers both road and offroad trailers. Tom’s considering the purchase of a CJ-3B, which I think would look good pulling on his trailers. Here’s an example of the offroad one below.

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Transmission ID and More at the Crankshaft Coalition

• CATEGORIES: Features, How To, Website

I happened upon this website while looking for some transmission information. As I scrolled through the page I was impressed with the amount and organization of information. I ended up spending time viewing a bunch of other pages. Since it is a Wiki-based website, people can make corrections and add information.

http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Transmission_identification

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Always Wanted a Russian Tank or GAZ?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Steve forwarded this website which specializes in used Eastern European Tanks, Trucks and 4WD vehicles. The Prague based company, MORTAR INVESTMENTS, claims it is “a global dealer in soviet, post-communist, namely Russian, Czechoslovak (Czech and Slovak), Polish and Hungarian military vehiclestanksBMPshowitzers,  trucksjeeps,motorbikes and armaments for civilian purposes and specialist in armoured vehicles repairs,demilitarisationsreconstructionsrestorations and refurbishments.

One example: GAZ-69 Project for $3896

This is a project, but the site does have some suggestions for importing into the USA, including the necessary forms.

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Off Road Trailers from Endurancetrailer.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer, Website

This green trailer ($1295) was highlighted in a Craigslist ad. It’s built and sold by Endurance Trailers out of Groveport, OH.  It looks like they have a variety of Bantam-like models.

“Bantam style Off-Road Trailer
Constructed from heavy duty steel, fully welded seams, wrap around running board/step/luggage platform. Extremely versatile, rugged, and durable. The interior of bed had been coated with Herculiner. LED lights. Wheel & Tire options available.

$1295

Email: RickJR @ EnduranceTrailers . com
Call/Text: 614-522-WELD (9353)
www.EnduranceTrailers.com

http://columbus.craigslist.org/for/4200286393.html

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A Couple Pinterest Sites

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Website

I don’t spend much time on Pinterest, but Marc shared a couple links to Pinterest sites with a variety of photos. Most we’ve seen, but there are a few interesting ones there, too.

http://www.pinterest.com/jeeppolska/historia/

http://www.pinterest.com/fishpics66/flat-fender-willys-jeeps-and-descendants/

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Wildenberg Parts, Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Website

wildenberg-partsDavid Wildenberg from Wildenberg Parts emailed me. They will soon be celebrating their 60th birthday! They deal in Jeep (MB, GPW, M38, M38A1 and cj models up to the CJ5) Dodge WC series and M37, GMC 352 and 353. Spare parts and vehicles. If you are in the Netherlands, drop by their warehouse.

Learn more at their website http://www.wildenbergparts.com or on facebook www.facebook.com/wildenbergparts

Here’s a great photo from their early days. Look at all those jeeps!

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Some History:
Wildenberg BV was founded in 1954 in Zeist, the Netherlands, by Wildenberg Sr. The son of Mr Wildenberg, Etienne Wildenberg, also worked in the company, and took over in 1988.

Recently David, Etienne’s son, also joined the company. He is the third generation involved with the company, which makes Wildenberg BV a real family-business.

How it went further:
Selling parts was a beginning but the sale of military vehicles also became a part of the business. The company grew steadily and soon outgrew the location in Zeist, and relocated to its current location in Rhenen. The inventory kept growing and eventually the warehouse had to be expanded. This created more space for the enormous number of parts and military vehicles.

The warehouse:

All these years of experience have resulted in a stock of over 2300 square meters! All parts are cataloged and displayed by type.

60th year anniversary:
In 2014 our company exists 60 year. And we are going to celebrate that! With as start the new years drink on January 18 from 2 am to 6 am. The rest of the year we got lot’s of discounts. Package deals and free merchandise. We are also planning a party weekend and a Army-verhicle tour.

 
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Christo’s Jeep Restoration Shop in Glyfada, Greece

• CATEGORIES: International, M-38, Website • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: George cleared up the 10.000 km issue.

Christos’ operates a restoration shop in Glyfada, Greece. You can learn more at his site: http://www.gpvc.gr

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He’s currently selling this nice looking M-38. No Price indicated. I thought the price was 10,000 Km, but George got me straightened out on that..

“Μ38 Restoration works carried out on the vehicle.
BODY WORKS :Sandblasting-Antirust protection-Paint
ENGINE PARTS: Motor repair , gear-box and auxiliary.
Differentials front-back, breaks, suspension.

ELECTRICAL PARTS :
Electric installations, lights, instruments, fuses.
Brand new seats and roof
Full restoration with new authentic spare parts .
Original/Authentic 100%
Guarantee 10.000 Km”

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Canada Jeep Show this Weekend

• CATEGORIES: Event, Website

Brian just let me know that there is a Canada Jeep Show August 10th in Brantford, Ontario. Check out all the details here: http://canadajeepshow.weebly.com/index.html

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JeepFabrikken in Norway

• CATEGORIES: International, Website

John forwarded JeepFabrikken, a Norwegian based website.

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JP Magazine’s New Web Address

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

There weren’t many jeeps for sale yesterday, so not many updates today. On another note, I received this JP Magazine update yesterday. The new website’s address is: http://www.Fourwheeler.com/JP-Magazine. After a quick review of the site, it’s easy to see the site has received a major facelift and the JP brand has been suppressed in favor of the Four Wheeler Network brand.

“The JP Magazine website has moved, and we’d also like to welcome you to what we feel is the ultimate site for off-road content on the Web — the Four Wheeler Network.

What is the Four Wheeler Network? A group of six publications, including: JP, FourWheeler, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road, Off-Road, 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, and Mud Life. While the network will carry the FourWheeler banner, JP Magazine and each publication will have its own unique landing page with the same great stories and personalities you’ve come to expect.”

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South African Jeep Site

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Marc spotted this website. It looks like it was just launched last year. It might interest others in South Africa. http://www.cj2.co.za

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Willys Truck Warehouse in Rodeo, CA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

There have been several Craigslist Ads for this California parts dealer. Maybe they have something you need?

http://www.willystruckwarehouse.com

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