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1961 Photo of an M-38A1 Crocket Launcher on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great angle on the photo.

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“1961 Press Photo Army’s New Davy Crockett Atomic Warhead on Jeep Launcher. This is an original press photo. Washington, January 1 – New atomic weapon displayed – The Army tonight released this first picture of the warhead of its new atomic Davy Crockett weapon and said it would be carried by one man. Here the bulbous shaped warhead is on a launcher mounted on a jeep. The Army declined to give the weight of the device, which is intended t give a small unit of troops the fire power usually possible only from massed heavy artillery. Photo measures 8 x 10.25 inches. Photo is dated 01-01-1961.”

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1946 Photo of a Waterproofed Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Good look at a ‘submarine jeep’s engine.

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“1946 Press Photo Marine Sergeant Roy Harmon with Jeep at Bay Ridge, Maryland. This is an original press photo. Trucks – US – Marine Sergeant Roy Harmon of Washington, DC, shows the periscope-like manifold extensions and other waterproofing installations on a conventional jeep, just prior to an actual demonstration at Bay Ridge, Maryland, Thursday. He drove under water to a depth of six feet. Navy plans to use submarine jeeps along beaches and in fording streamsPhoto measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 10-19-1946.”

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Jeep Parts Themed Toy Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, toys

Maury and I thought this jeep bank was interesting. It is a Willys-Motors-parts-department-themed wagon that is listed as a ‘1953’. It was sold on eBay and now documented at WorthPoint. Anyone seen others of these?

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/liberty-classics-1953-jeep-willys-491185253

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1962 Cj-3B Victoria, TX $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Looks like there’s some diamond plate on the rear floor.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2373652556257137/

“Serious Inquiries Only. MPU”

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1942 GPW Reedsport, OR $12,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has a few updates.

https://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/snw/d/gardiner-1942-ford-military-jeep/7044086968.html

“1942 Military Jeep, very good condition. Very close to original parts, only additional parts are for safety (seatbelts, roll bar etc). Replaced generator with alternator, changed over to 12V system, transmission to T90, new paint, gas gauge, speedometer. Very good condition, runs well. Original 4-cyl engine. Improved seats for comfortability.”

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1964 FC-150 Kunkletown, PA $4000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

It drives.

“1964 jeep willy 4×4 runs and drives has a plow just needs to have bodywork finished $4000 obo or trade for a newer diesel pickup truck”

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1942 Flattie Camarillo, CA $19,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Lots of custom work underneath this road-legal flattie.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/camarillo-1942-willys-cj-jeep/7032542380.html

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“This 1942 Willys CJ Jeep looks like it could climb the side of mount Everest without a Sherpa. For those of you already familiar with the might Willys you will appreciate that this one has been fully customized for off-road adventures.
Manufactured in 1942 this Willys has the original WWII 50 Cal Gun Mount intact in the rear. It is fully CA street legal, plated with a clean title and does NOT require SMOG ever! This Jeep has Over $50K in receipts for parts and professional work done.

ENGINE SPECS:
1974 SBC350 crate engine with approximately 45,000 miles on it.
Starts right up every time with 0 issues.
Has good compression
larger cam
triple timing chain
Weiland intake manifold
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1955 M-38A1 Moreno, IL $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Runs and has a half cab. Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/468538563858978/

“1955 Willys M38A1. runs and drives. Needs work. Comes with original rims and tires along with 33” tires on new rims. Also comes with a ton of spare parts, everything you need for it. Clutch is sloppy and brakes need work. Front driveshaft is out. Has rust. All original except rims and I have the originals. Make me an offer, trades welcome”

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1952 M-38 Yaphank, NY $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(05/24/2014) Mostly original.

1952 Willys M38 Army Jeep for sale. $5000″

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/4472737481.html

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1948 CJ-2A Wentzville, MO $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/13/2019) Has a Bobcat hood along with a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/546103955924770/

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“Small block Chevy.
GM power steer W/ tilt.
T10D-1 4 speed trans.
To much to list.
Never been in mud or rain.
Serious inquiries only.
No low ball offers.
Do not need to sell, but all reasonable offers considered.”

 

 
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Year? DJ-3A Charlestown, NH $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

Not sure what the chassis is, but the body is all DJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/877854735964574/

“Rare 1943s Willy’s postal left hand steer 4×4”

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1946 CJ-2A Bullard, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I’m not sure what value is here based on the pics. It looks like the back is sold or has been covered. I think the zebra motif is gone, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1394091367437308/

“$4500 OBO WILL CONSIDER A TRADE FOR A RUNNING CAR, TRUCK, etc etc. SEND ME PICS OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO TRADE I have my fathers Pride and Joy ole 1946 Jeep Willys I’m finally parting my separate ways with. It’s already been appraised for $3000 and I had a best offer of $2250 but I wanna see what all is out there for cash/trade etc etc so don’t think for one Minute I’m gonna settle for some lowballers offensive offer…!! Make me a reasonable offer (not an offensive offer) and we’re in business. I have a clear Title to it, as well”

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1946 CJ-6 Austin, TX $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

Interesting paint scheme and roll cage design.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2635922679856281/

“1965 Willys jeep cj6 $2000 OBO Original 4 cylinder engine 3 speed transmission 4×4 .”

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1953 CJ-3B East Wenatchee, WA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/578255402953734/

“53 Willys 3B 350 Chevrolet Toploader 4 Speed four wheel disc brakes power steering nice solid old Jeep New black best top”

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1960 CJ-3B Rifle, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: Airborne Lightweight Jeeps, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500. It’s been repainted. 

(03/02/2016) “60 Willy’s jeep all original motor and drive train, motor completely rebuilt. New crank pistons, rods, valves, etc. 4 wheel drive all works good.”

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/silt-60-willys-jeep/7043866102.html

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Year? CJ-3A Muskogee, OK $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2019) Has rear floating hubs and a winch. Thanks to Jordan for spotting this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2596286527127611/

“Has chevy v8 engine that needs replaced.”

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1947 CJ-2A Georgetown, KY $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/15/2019) Looks nice. Has a few updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/325967934976224/

“Restored, ground up, 1947 Jeep CJ2A. Everything has been replaced or restored or repaired. Only modifications are roll bar w/shoulder belts, seats, disc brakes and a 12 volt battery system. Starter has not been upgraded. Also has a new carb and fuel regulator. I am selling for a friend. If you have questions or want to see this jeep, contact me through this posting and I can give you his number.”

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1994 Le Journal de Spirou Christmas Cover

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

TJ shared this wonderful illustration shared by the French company of Jeepstock.

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Willys/Jeep Logos, Badges & Slogans Between 1941-1953

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury suggested we organize and go through the various Willys-Overland and Willys Motors logos, badges and slogans seen in brochures and ads during the years between 1941-1963. I thought that a good idea as well, so here’s what we found for the pre-Kaiser period between 1941-1953.

Before we begin, when is a slogan ‘a slogan’ and when not? It is totally arbitrary on our part, but we think we’ve covered quite a few (and welcome other suggestions). Much of Part I is a synopsis of advertising-related posts published over the last year. We hope to publish part II in the next few days.

1941-1945: (A deeper dive into the ads of this time period can be found here).

As a 1951 advertising review noted, the challenge facing Willys-Overland, once winning the jeep contract, was to convince consumers that the jeep was a Willys product (even though, as Ford argued, it was a joint project). To this end. Willys-Overland’s very first ad in December of 1941 emphasized WILLYS.

Willys-Overland continued this theme with their famous war-time color ads, a list of which you can view here (1942-1946). In the Hell Bent ad, the first of the war-time ads, Willys-Overland continued to emphasize WILLYS. The company also added “JEEPS” as a third category of vehicles for the first time.

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From the June 27, 1942, ad in the Saturday Evening Post.

In 1943, while emphasizing WILLYS, the company introduced a new badge, “The Sun Never Sets on the Fighting Jeep”

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This ad, AVENGING JEEPS BLAST JAPS FROM CHINESE VILLAGE, was published in the February 06, 1943, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 85.

The “Fighting Jeep” phrase lasted through May of 1943. Then, was left off of a few ads, before returning on July of 1943 with the replacement of Fighting with MightyTHE SUN NEVER SETS ON THE MIGHTY JEEP.

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This ad, HEROIC OFFICERS DARE DEATH FOR MEN, was published in the July 17, 1943, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 97.

Willys-Overland continued to emphasize WILLYS until February of 1944, when the company abruptly switched the emphasis to JEEPS.

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1947 Twas the Night Before Christmas Card

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Michael shared this neat post(?) card.

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A Few Presents

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Thanks to a couple readers who sent me some surprise presents! Both were a big surprise and much appreciated.

This Scrambler Christmas ornament arrived in the mail on Monday, sent by Blaine . We only have two ornaments on the tree this year and this Scrambler is one of them (we are having a very low-key Christmas this year).

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Chris sent me these five post cards and, amazingly, I don’t have any of them! I’ll do some better scans of them in the near future.

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1952 Carter Products Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Carter Products Ad appeared in the January 19, 1952, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. It’s an interesting throwback ad to the WWII concept of the jeep (arguably, it’s a Ford GPish illustration).

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Jeep Cooperative Advertising Radio Spots Record

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Maury spotted this Jeep Radio Ad record on Worthpoint. It turns out that the CJ-3B page has published some of the recordings from the record. So, on this Christmas morning, you can test out the sound of your new computer/tablet/phone/Internet-of-thing.

https://cj3b.info/Radio.html

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1963 Kaiser Jeep “DRIVEPOWER” Ads on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

1. This 1963 magazine ad for the new ‘Jeep’ Wagoneer prominently claimed the wagon had “DRIVEPOWER”, a slogan for the Wagoneer’s new and improved and exclusive 4-Wheel Drive system. I looked to see if Kaiser Jeep attempted to trademark the term, but there’s no evidence of that at the US Patent and Trademark site. So, the use of the drivepower concept seems to have been brief.

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2. This other 1963 Ad also uses the term “DRIVEPOWER”, but in a smaller font.

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3. This early 1964 Wagoneer Ad defines “DRIVEPOWER” as “Wagoneer station wagon’s new, improved and exclusive 4-wheel drive system” (also published in Popular Science).

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4. This 1963 or early 1964 ad promoted a variety of ideas, include “DRIVEPOWER”. The ad also promoted ABC’s “The Greatest Show on Earth”, which was sponsored, at least in part, by Kaiser Jeep (see Jeep rare brochure promoting that show here).

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Greatest Show on Earth

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Since the last ad in the post above promoted “The Greatest Show on Earth”, I figured it would be neat to see some video footage of an ad from that show. Here is one: