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1969 Photo of Albany Rescue Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

I couldn’t locate a corresponding photo of this in a newspaper. The rig looks interesting.

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“1969 Press Photo Rescue Jeep for Albany Police Department, New York. This is an original press photo. Rescue Jeep for Albany Police Department, New York. Police garage. Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 08-07-1969.



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Highland Auto and Truck Supply Folding Knife on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

This is a unique folding knife for a former parts supply company. I couldn’t locate the company after a quick Google search.

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“Vintage Folding Knife Military Jeep & Truck Parts Advertising Japan Great Graphi. Condition is “Used”.”




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Clark County Jeep Posse Patch **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** on eBay for $27.00.

Probably not many of these around.

“Vintage Las Vegas Nevada Sheriffs Clark County Jeep Posse Patch. Condition is “New”. Patch has not been used or attached to clothing. Background is brown and the embroidery is gold/yellow. Approximate patch dimensions: 4 3/4″ high x 4″ wide. It appears the Jeep Posse was an all volunteer unit under the Sheriff’s Office direction from 1952 into the early 1980’s when it was disbanded.”



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CJ-5ish Key Chain Puzzle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Here’s an unusual item. Starting bid is $10, with $10 shipping from Canada.

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“This key chain came from our family run smoke shop that was closed in 1959 & stored ever since in a smoke free home in temperature controlled environment. Comes complete with original instruction card”





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Rockford PTO for Water Pumps and Other Devices Longmont, CO $250

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Here’s a unique item.

“Good Working Rockford PTO Model # PTA 5852
Was on a Willys L head engine running a pump . I believe it fits all early Willys flathead and L heads along with continental engines and a bunch of other industrial 4 and 6 cylinder engines. Clutches are like new ring gears are really nice. Good to run sawmill generator pumps etc.”

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1974 CJ-6 Billings, MT $6900


There’s a pending sale on this one.

“1974 Jeep CJ6 Hardtop 4×4 258 6cyl Manual Trans.. Runs & Drives good Minimal rust.”

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1946 CJ-2A/Samurai Project Santa Clara, UT $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Other 4x4s

This project is a mix of parts. The body seems to be a replacement body.

“1946 cj2a project. Built on samurai chassis. Chevy 350, T-90, Dana 18. Everything fully cleaned and painted. Needs seats and wiring.”

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1945? MB? Fort Collins, CO $7500


This seems to be a mix of MB/CJ parts.

“I have an 1945 Willy runs and drives. I have it o. The road and title in hand. No trades I need the cash. No movers and mailed checks. I don’t need help selling. I have a new clutch to go in and the side handles for the tub.”


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1951 CJ-3A Williston, ND $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2020) No pics provided.

“1951 Willys Cj3a runs good”

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Steve McQueen and CJ-5 Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Steve shared this link to an article on Con-Ferr, which also had links to the McQueen archive. (I thought I had shared this archive of Steve McQueen and his CJ-5 Super Jeep at some earlier point, but it appears I hadn’t.) There are more details and pics of the build in the 1970 Con-Ferr Catalog… See pages 48-51 on this post:

Here’s the article from Steve:

Here’s the McQueen album:


Steve McQueen and the CJ-5 Super Jeep from Con-Ferr.


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Boomer Needs Snow Plow Info

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, wanted

Our good friend Boomer plans to do some snow plowing to help out his Minnesota neighbors. Rather than plow driveways (too much shit to hit, he says) he will open up all his neighbor’s curb cuts.

He’s snagged a Western plow blade attachment, but he still needs the blade. Does anyone have suggestions what blade length he should seek? 6′ or 7′ or 8′ or something else?


1961 Western Snow Plow Brochure:



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LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler $49.99

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Bill shared the news that Jeep and Lego have partnered ups ro a LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler. It will be available Jan. 1, 2021. With 665 parts, it will take some time to assembler.


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The “Very Mobile” Bath and Laundry Unit

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

(Originally Posted October 21, 2010): It’s easy to forget about the logistical challenges faced by the military to cover simple needs of the military. Showering in the field is one such example. A New Zealand-focused site has a page on the history of mobile laundry and baths from 1914-1990. Canada also had similar mobile services. How frequently such services actually appeared in the field is less clear to me, especially given the lack of photos of this equipment.

Back in 2010 I came upon the model below, which appeared on a new defunct website. The site showed how the builder created the model mobile bath.

The builder, Dave, had based his model on the picture below. In his post, he notes that the Jeep “was stationed in  Germany in 1945 with the 2nd Battalion, The Kensingtons, 49th Division, Transport Centre, Iserlohn, Ruhr“.

This 1954 example out of France shows a mobile laundry unit of some type. This photo (page from book?) is for sale on eBay. The auction title is “Jeep transport laundry collective”.


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Kaiser Willys Guard Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maury spotted this unusual item. It’s pretty small. The starting bid price is $50. I’m not sure what the value should be; the seller isn’t all the sure either.

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“Here we have an original ~ “OBSOLETE” VINTAGE KAISER-WILLYS GUARD HAT BADGE ~ that was recently acquired out of a Toledo, Ohio estate. I would imagine that this is a fairly hard badge to find. We could not find any other examples like it for sale. It measures approximately 1 7/8 inches tall by 1 3/8 inches wide. The over all condition is pretty decent with a few scratches from age and use and it does not have the little nut that screws on to hold it to the hat.  Original untouched as found condition. Would make for a nice addition to any advanced collection.”

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Upgraded L/F-134 Engine Mounts $59.99

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Thanks to Aaron for alerting me about these engine mounts. Ian Liljeblad, the builder of Big Willy, sells these L-head and F-head 134 engine-mount upgrades. They look like a good idea to me.



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Kelly Hardtop for CJ-5 Yucca Valley, AZ $1500


Looks good as new.

“Vintage Kelly Hard Top with Doors for 55-71 CJ5. Completely refurbished. Powdercoated white, new glass seals. all hardware is there. These are rare, mine’s clean.”

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1948 CJ-2A Raymond, CA $10,000


Unclear if it includes the trailer or not. Has a mixed set of rims and tires.

“1948 jeep cj2a with PTO wench
runs good”


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1954 CJ-3B Tucson, AZ $11,000


The steps have been lengthened on both sides and the tailgate removed.

“FOR SALE: 1954 CJ 3B. Original engine. Frame-off restoration and current refresh. Less than 275 miles on complete engine rebuild. Runs and drives great. Owner recently retired and is ready to travel. No time for toys. Have $19K in receipts, full documentation with purchase. Includes Ramsey power take off winch. Hard to find option. $11,000 OBO”

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1947 CJ-2A Huntington Beach, CA $12,500


This jeep has a variety of updates.

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“So it’s time for me to sell my favorite toy. I’ve had this little red Jeep for a couple years now and it’s been a blast. The 78 Buick V6 is a beast in such a little vehicle. The Dana axles are strong and make this thing fun to run on any street or trail. The 33” tires aren’t huge but they’re no rinky dink spares either. The chrome wheels make this thing at home at any hot rod meet up or rigs and coffee too.

It’s got an original Warn 8274 winch with a steel cable. People have offered me a grand just for that, but I won’t separate them. It’s got a flat tow set up bolted on, you can leave it on or remove it quickly. I’ll also include my Willys Tonka truck with it. I bought it from an antique toy seller just to keep these together, always thought it was a cool little deal. Continue reading

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1950 M-38 Hemet, CA $12,000


Has updates.

“1950 Willys M38 Jeep. Jeep runs great. Super fun to cruise around town or go off-roading in. Brand new leather top. Many new parts. Fires right up. Have priced them out in this condition and they’re $15K-$25K. $12K takes It”

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1964 FC-150 Baton Rouge, LA $2500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2020) It’s a project.

“Jeep FC-150 Project No title. Came from Alabama Has rear fenders in the bed. Drivetrain is complete. Engine turns over by hand. Located off Perkins Rd in Baton Rouge. Can assist with loading.”

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5 15″ Rims off a CJ-3B Gold Hill, OR $300

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Someone was looking for rims like these.

“5 original wheels with good traction tires from a 1953 Willys cj3b jeep.
Will fit 2a 3a 3b and cj5.
5 on 5 1/2 steel wheels–15 inch-ORIGINAL.

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $19,900


No photos included in the ad.

“952 M38 (MC35123). Frame off restoration. 24v (12v ignition). Includes locking hubs, directionals, rifle rack, 24v distributor, wires and spark plugs.”

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Johnny Lightening Pearl Harbor Day of Infamy Toy Navy Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This toy seems appropriate for today. Thanks to Mark for forwarding it.

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1953 Metamet Parts Catalog

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

This rare Metamet catalog came from the UK via eBay. I had hoped there would be information and pics in side about the twelve different style of jeeps sold by Metamet, but this truly only covers the parts. The best part of this might be the back page, which lists the different jeeps. The catalog also has some well-done diagrams.

This is the cover:


This is the back cover, which is slightly longer than the rest of the catalog. On the left is a list of the Metamet jeeps:


Here’s the inside of the front cover, followed by the pages in order:

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