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August 1964 Jeep Family Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This August 1964 brochure is part of the first reprint series, but I don’t know what corrections were made from the first run of this brochure. Absent from this family of jeeps are the DJ-3As (and siblings), CJ-3Bs, FCs and any FJs Kaiser jeep may have been producing.

This is the first page. It isn’t a surprise that Kaiser was promotion the new Cherokees and Wagoneers:


This is the back page of the brochure:


The brochure opens up horizontally to reveal this page:1964-08-jeep-brochure-2

It then opens up wider to reveal this tri fold page:


Finally, it opens vertically to reveal the family of jeeps. Note that it includes a top section in the lower right corner, highlighting Meyer-style cabs, though in 1964 it appears the cabs may have been marketed as “jeep” cabs or Orrville cabs, since Meyer didn’t purchase Orrville until 1965.

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December 1960 Jeep News – Pepe Movie

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This dealer Advertising and Merchandising Bulletin from February 6, 1961, was sent to dealers explaining the Pepe Movie promotion and possible promotional tie-ins dealers could try. The package included a movie poster also. 



Original posted June 29, 2020: Instead of the usual eight pages, the 1960 issue of Jeep News is limited to four pages. Still, there’s some interesting information inside.

First, the front page article on the movie to-be-release movie “Pepe” described the forty-jeep-gala ballet filmed in Las Brisas as spectacular. I tried to find some clips from Pepe online, but have yet to see any. The CJ-3B page does a good job describing the Gala’s role, along with a few pics, in Pepe:

Second, on page three the article about the Hy-Rail FCs contains a noticeable goof. The title refers to the FCs as “FC-170″s, while the pics and text correctly show them as FC-150s.

Third, there’s a good photo of an FC-170 flatbed with a Mobile Drill mounted on it, the first example of an FC with a mobile drill that I’ve seen and the latest reference to the sale of a Mobile Drill.

Fourth, the article on the Fresno Four Wheel Drive Club underscores why so many jeeps continue to emerge from the Fresno/Clovis area. As of December 1960, the family-friendly jeep club had more than 350 members, likely making it the largest jeep club in the US. The club even had a newsletter, which at that time was edited by Mr. Otto Traeber and called “Four Wheeler”; sound familiar? This newsletter was also shared with other jeep clubs. One year and two months later, in February of 1962, a new vehicle magazine was introduced to the public, published out of Southern California: Four Wheeler Magazine.

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Jeep Transformers

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

At the bottom of this post is the Bumblebee jeep that became a transformer in one of the transformer movies. A couple days ago, Frank sent me another example (only an image) of a transformer jeep, which led men to a few more as well. I don’t know who created this wagon–>transformer image, but here is a link to where I found a copy:


And then there is this one. It seems to be a Mitsubishi-jeep–>transformer:



And, we have this one with a newer jeep:


And, if you got to this link, you can see even more of them. I had no idea!



August 24, 2019: Tim discovered that this is back up for sale. The auction is set for August 31, 2019. Starting price is $20,000.


Previous post from August 2018 with updates:

On August 25th, the jeep (GPW frame with MB body?) used in the upcoming Transformers was up for auction. It’s unclear whether it sold or not (I suspect not). The starting bid at that time was $19,000.

As you can see in the pics, this MB isn’t all stock. It appears to have a GPW front crossmember. Another pic, from the top rear, suggests it has MB toolboxes.

In the movie, the Bumblebee character starts off as a jeep, but soon becomes a VW, remaining a VW for the remainder of the movie.


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1946 CJ-2A Gypsum, CO $9000


This looks pretty solid.

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“Selling for my customer he has owned since 1960. Always kept inside and in awesome shape been in Colorado it’s entire life. Converted to 12v new carb and pump electric wiper conversion heater conversion. This Willy’s is in such good shape. Not a rott project like most. Starts runs and drives great. I have the title from
THe 60s and also a current title
He babied this guy it’s whole life
Asking 9000 obo.
Located in Gypsum Colorado”

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Various FCs for Sale in Baton Rouge, LA

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Will is selling his collection of FCs. He’s got a variety for sale.

“Hello everyone. I have decided to move back to the Caribbean this fall so I will be liquidating my collection of FC’s and CJ’s. Some are complete and some I never got started on. I really hate to do it but I don’t have anywhere to keep them and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy them. I will be making individual posts with additional pics and info for each one over the next few days. Here is most of the collection. They are all located in Baton Rouge. Be on the look out for the individual post”


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1952 M-38 Hubbard, OR $17,000


Lots of updates to this M-38.

“1952 willys . Runs great and in great shape ready for hunting season to get that big trophy this year! Help you carry it out for you. All paperwork all of auto records.”

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1950 M-38 Ronan, MT $6500


Listed as a CJ-3A, this looks more like an M-38.

“1951 Willy’s De-Militarized War Jeep -Minimal rust, runs & drives -OE Flathead GoDevil 4cyl, T-90 transmission & Dana transfer case + axles -Factory hardtop and doors Needs some work. Clean Title.”

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1949? CJ-2A? Grangeville, ID $8500


Only the one pics provided.

“Built willys pm for more info 8500.00 obo. Possible trade for?? Motivated seller can send more pics.”


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1951 CJ-3A Fincastle, VA $7000


This doesn’t currently run. It is part of a collection of jeeps being sold.

“1951 Willys CJ3A located in Fincastle, VA. 7000$ obo This is a CJ3A with 47 2A Grille. Front winch with PTO and rear PTO with a Flat Belt Pulley including the governor. Pictures! This jeep was running great ten years ago. Engine turns free. It is a very solid specimen. Passenger side floor pan needs a little work. The top on this jeep has kept the interior in great condition. No Title. This jeep is part of an extensive collection of flat fender Willys. The owner of this collection has sought my help with listing some of it. If you are searching for something specific we would love to hear from you. I will forward the owners contact info once you message me”

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1971 CJ-5 Portland, Or $4000


The dash has a lot going on, but there may be value here.

“71 jeep cj5, sanded down so you see what you get, runs good, needs exhaust hooked back up, Buick 225 v6, HEI, conversion. New head gaskets, new gas tank, master brake cylinder, brakes good, trany rebuilt by Tualatin transmission,”

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PNW Race Jeep Spanaway, WA $6500


This racer lacks an engine.

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“PNW Race jeep Less engine, T350 multi case, 4k stall Art carr shifter, Dana 20 tc, Dana 44 F/R 4:10, Chevy Tahoe long springs on all 4 corners, Beadlock wheels, Co-op front, Desert Dogs rear, Beard seats, Auto Meter gauges, MSD ign box and mallory coil under dash, Full body not chopped up, Suspension and cage professionally done by Dan S. Rides nice with the long springs, Custom copper core radiator, headers with super traps Add a SBC and be racing in a couple of hours or LS it, I do have a complete 12:1 355 with some nice parts in it, that has a crack in the side from freezing and another 4 bolt block that can go with it for”

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1942 GPW Hood River, OR $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/04/2023) This could be worth a look. It doesn’t run at the moment.

“I have a 1942 Ford JP. These were made by Ford during WWll and were used in war frequently. This Jeep doesn’t run but it ran when it was parked years ago. Haven’t really tried to start it because there isn’t a battery. It is a 3 speed manual. It has a dual case, and front locking hubs. This Jeep is very very rare, yes it doesn’t run but everything else is there. Body is straight, tires hold air, engine and tranny are there ect…. I won’t respond to “is this still available” not in a hurry to sell, looking for the right deal as this Jeep is very rare and is 81 years old. Number of miles is unknown You will need to bring a traile”

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1948 Jeepster Portland, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Now here’s a combo you don’t see often. TJ spotted this Jeepster body on a 1961 Ford Wagon drivetrain. Thanks to Race for correcting me.

“1948 Willys Jeepster. Been in storage for many years. Has the drivetrain from a 1961 Ford wagon. 292Y block, auto and rear end. It was running and the transmission shifts into and out of gear. That was what I was told a few years ago when I bought it. Body if fairy solid for the year. Will need a few patch panels. Convertible top bows are all there and intact. New Tires and Wheels Great restoration project.”

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And this is a picture of a 1961 Ford Wagon (according to the internet … I wouldn’t know):


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1948 CJ-2A Project Chehalis, WA $4800


There’s plenty of work left on this project.

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“Restoration project almost finished. Priced to sell quickly. It was taken down to bare metal and has zero rust anywhere. New paint 3 weeks ago. I have almost everything to finish the build. It’s 90% done. Very easy winter project. Lots of high quality parts have been used for this build. Prefer no trade. Prefer cash only sale. But you never know. I will not respond to is this still available messages. Located in napavine. 350 chevy engine. It is a CJ2A with CJ5 running gear. Has overdrive so you can easily run the freeway. If interested come take a look at it.”

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1953 CJ-3B Mesa, ID $12,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.

(08/09/2023) This CJ-3B has a classic northwest look to it, with the diamond plate sections, bucket seats, and full roll cage.

“231 Buick motor. Aluminum radiator w/duel electric fans, front disc brakes, full roll cage, rancho lift suspension, power steering & tilt steering.”

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1961 FJ-3 +DJ-5 Hastings, MN $10,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/25/2023) Here’s a rare FJ-3 project.

“Red and white van example only – to show possible finished project. Yellow mail truck is the donor vehicle for frame and drivetrain which has a title, V6 drivetrain runs and drives, and is included with project purchase. Other two photos are the restoration candidate. 4 cyl Drivetrain is present- condition unknown. Frame is very bad but body and coachwork are complete and very restorable. Call or text for more info. 10,500 obo Trades possible. Vehicle is located in Hastings MN.”


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1959 FC-150 Eatonville, WA $2300

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2300.

““Jeep FC150 Wide track. No engine or transmission. OBO “

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Ponca City, OK, Sedan Delivery at Willy’s Car Wash

• CATEGORIES: Features

Tim shared these photos from Willy’s Car Wash (). The sedan delivery wagon appears to be an advertising element. Apparently, the business also had a dog wash station? After looking at Google Earth (see bottom pics), this place seems worth a visit if I’m ever nearby!


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I found this imagine online.


Here are two images from Google Earth:


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Racer Updates

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

I’ve made some assembly progress. The tank is installed and hooked up (which took me a short while to remember exactly how I fit it into that tight space, lol), the battery is setup, the upper wiring is in place, the rear sway bar is installed, the rear lights are installed and wired and the gauges are in place.

Currently, I am focused on setting up the wiring. I saved the previous wiring, since little will electrically, so it shouldn’t take too long to alter some wire distances. 
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Summer 2023 Dispatcher Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

The Summer 2023 issue of Dispatcher Magazine arrived in my mailbox yesterday. That cover photo is beautiful (much better than my lousy scan would suggest). The issue includes an unknown-to-me story of how the Olympics helped sell the Jeep Comanche. 

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Daniel Strohl’s Last Article with Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill shared Daniel Strohl’s last article for Hemmings, which is less an article and more of a wish list of articles he had hoped to write, but, for various reasons, couldn’t. One of those article was the FC-150 Commuter Van, but he never uncovered it. You can read his “Untold Auto Stories” below:


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1967 Jeepster Commando Cayuta, NY $22,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Stan is selling his recently restored Jeepster Commando. He did a great job! You can learn more about his work here:

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1955 CJ-3B Redding, CA $12,000


Looks solid.

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ3B Good Condition, Runs and Drives. Original engine, changes under the hood are the following: air filter, oil filter, 12 volt, electric fuel pump. Pretty much all original condition. Rare CJ3B”

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1963 CJ-5 Bruceville, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7700.

“1963 CJ5, clear title, runs and shifts great, brakes were fine until I pulled it out for photos, pedal goes to floor now. Also, a non-title 1959 CJ5, body and engine very rough, non running, parts only. Selling as a “pair” for $7700.”






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1963 M-170 Pewamo, MI $7500


Jerry shared this M-170. Not completely original, but looks like a good price.

“1963 Jeep M170 CJ6 Ambulance, Military Jeep Runs and Drives Good, Used for Parades 225 Dauntless Engine Manual Trans. New Brakes New Tires New Seats.”

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