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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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Postal Jeep Parts Website

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts, Website

Need DJ-5 or postal jeep parts? You might try this resource I just stumbled across.

http://www.postaljeep.net

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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.

http://www.primeportal.net/trucks/cesar_ferreira/cj38/

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Bruce’s Surrey/Gala Website

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

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

http://www.jeepsurreygala.com

 
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Pedro’s Site from the Czech Republic

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Marc forwarded a link to Pedro’s website. Pedro has collected a variety of manuals in PDF form for download. They are in several languages, including English, French, Czech and Australian. Just kidding about the Australian language (but there is a driver’s manual).

http://www.pedros.cz/willys.php

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Rudys CJ Shop in Findlay, Ohio

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, CJ5, Features, Website • TAGS: .

Doug spotted this ad (http://limaohio.craigslist.org/pts/3736548170.html), which led me to Rudy’s CJ Website: http://www.rudys-cjs.com

Rudy’s is located in Findlay, Ohio, and specializes in 1976-1983 CJ-5s, CJ-7s and CJ-8s (scramblers). They sell both complete jeeps and parts.

According to the website, Rudy’s forte is “selling originally rot free, unpatched CJs for you to take to the next level or personalize or enjoy in it’s original glory as it sits.  Our philospophy is that all the mechanicals can be easily resolved but it is only original metal once.  We do not do any fiberglass Jeeps nor do we ever patch frames.”

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Hardtop History from This-Old-Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website • TAGS: .

Check out Brendan’s “Hardtops and the Civlization of the Jeep, Part I“. It’s a great early synopsis of attempts at topping the early jeeps.

 
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eCrater.com Auction Site

• CATEGORIES: Website

I ran across an online auction site called eCrater.com.  Smaller than eBay, it has some vintage jeep items for sale.  In some cases the prices are a little lower than ebay.  Part of the reason for the lower prices is that it is free to list items and to use their commerce system.  I purchased a brochure off the site and will report if I run into any issues.

http://www.ecrater.com/filter.php?keywords=willys+jeep&x=0&y=0

 
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Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers History

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Here is the story of George Adler and the launching of Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers in 1961. Starting at the kitchen table making catalogs, the company grew into an off-road parts empire.

http://transamericanautoparts.com/history-of-company

 
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Bram Van Buuren Jeeps in the Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums, Website • TAGS: .

Mike forwarded a link to this jeep dealer.  The Van Buuren’s launched their shop just after World War II ended. It is still family owned.  The website has jeeps for sale, projects they’ve completed (including the restoration of a seep), and more.

http://www.bramvanbuuren-jeeps.nl/index.php?lang=en

 
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Paratroopers and Paratrooper Vehicles in Carentan, France

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums, Website

Jeff was vacationing in France and Belgium when he ran across two businesses located in Carentan:  Paratrooper and Paratrooper Vehicles.  He thought I might have known about them, but nope I did not know about them.  Carentan is a small rural town near the north-eastern base of the French Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy.  If anyone else has been here (or can translate the website better than I), feel free to comment!

Jeff writes, “I was just in northern France and Belgium with the family on vacation and was in the Normandy area which incorporated a D-Day beach tour. Stayed in Carentan and came across Paratrooper. I am sure you may have known about them. I visited both businesses which are in different locations. I took some photos of the restoration location, Paratrooper Vehicles and thought you would like to see them.”

Thanks for taking these.  I will add this to my list of must visit places when we do our Great European Jeep Tour.  When are we doing this tour?  I’m hoping in time for the the 70th anniversary of DDay.

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Jeeper Vineyards and Champagne

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Gerald forwarded this story of the Jeeper Vineyards, the full text of which is on Autoblog.  The story is from spring 2011.

“To help commemorate the 60th anniversary of Jeep, vineyard Jeeper has teamed up with Delta 4×4, a company well-known in Europe for aftermarket wheels, tires and other offroad accessories, to produce a limited-edition champagne.”

Visit the Jeeper Champagne website here.

 
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Hanson Mechanical’s New Blog

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Merlin has launched a blog for people who’d like to follow Hanson Mechanical’s projects. Merlin has also moved the shop into a new garage, which looks nice.

http://hansonmechanical.wordpress.com/

 
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Lars’ Jeep Service in Sweden

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Website

DC forwarded Lars’ website.   Lars runs “Willys Service” in Sweden and has been working with Willys for over fifty years.  He has some beautiful jeeps, too.

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Custom Shift Knobs

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

This arrived in my inbox today, so I thought I’d pass it along.

 
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American Car Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

HOG forwarded this unique website.  There are a few Willys brochures in there, too.

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/broch1.html

 
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Willys Hubcap Thread

• CATEGORIES: Features, Tires and Rims, Website

HOG spotted a great Willys hubcap thread over at the International Full Size Jeep Association Forum.

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=106352

 
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Jeepster Jim’s Website

• CATEGORIES: Website

I ran across Jeepster Jim’s Website.  If anyone has any experience with him, let us know.

 
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Shipping Via Grey Hound

• CATEGORIES: Website

I’ve heard that some people use Grey Hound Buses to ship parts, but Josh is the first to provide first hand experience.  Here’s what he had to say.

“As a tip and likely often overlooked when trying to ship something, Grey Hound offers an excellent shipping service (cheaper and faster than USPS in every experience I’ve had)  I recently had a full gpw windshield assembly with gun rack in a crate, a set of mb top bows, a skid plate, an air cleaner and a small pile of other parts all shipped in the same load by greyhound for less than $140. They are the way to go when it comes to these bulky parts. Also for a $2 fee they take C.O.D for shipping expense so no need for the seller to get back to you just pay for the part they drop it off packaged up at gray hound and you wait a couple of days for a phone call to come pick up your stuff! (sometimes they even help load 🙂 )”

You can learn more from the Grey Hound website

 
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Witness to War

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

CNN reported on Witness to War, an interesting website devoted to the stories of Combat Veterans.  I decided to search the site for “jeep” and discovered a story told by Tom Kennedy about surviving a blast in a jeep.

Click here or on the images below to view the video.

 
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VMSB244.com Honors some WWII Vets

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Alan has been sharing those great jeeping images from the Four Corners.  He  helps run a website called VMSB244.com where WWII men from the VMSB244 squadron are honored and remembered.  One cool feature is that they have scanned original letters written by the men of that squadron.

 
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Hotchkiss M201 ENTAC at Musee Des Blindes, Saumur, France

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Museums, Website • TAGS: .

According to the M201.com website, in 2009 the Musee Des Blindes in Saumur, France, unveiled a Hotchkiss M201 ENTAC.  I do not remember ever seeing one of these.

As far as I can tell, this M201 is the only jeep at this particular museum.  These first and last pics are from this page on the M201 website.  The 2nd pic was on Flicker and taken by Massimo Foti.

 
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Hubert’s Must-See Jeep Family Site

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Website

Craig dropped me a note today about an old friend of his.

Craig writes, “I was doing a little web surfing and found an old lost friend, Hubert Cossard.  I had been in contact with Hubert some 9 years ago about some awesome drawings he had made of Forward Control Jeeps.  There were definite communication barriers back then as I am a little behind on foreign languages (even known to destroy my own language a bit!) [ed note: you aren’t alone!] but was in total awe of Hubert’s detailed drawings.  Like many internet sites, there one day and gone the next,  Hubert’s site disappeared.

Though I lost contact with Hubert years ago, by accident I just found his new, greatly expanded site.  On the Jeep Family link there are drawings of just about every Jeep ever built or thought of.  It’s a gotta-check-out-site!”

One quick trip to the site and I can only second Craigs description of the drawings.  I couldn’t say for sure if they are scale-exact drawings, but they sure have the detail of someone who knows their jeeps.  The site is in French, so if you need to translate anything, you might try Google Translate.

Here is an example of Hubert’s work below.  Check out all of them here.