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1955 Wagon & 1947 Truck (Tender?) DeSoto, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

I find the black truck interesting. It reminds me of a few other ‘Tender’ trucks I’ve seen around. I have one brochure from Israel that identifies them as a model type at some point.

“$3500. for both, They both run. I have 1 title and 1 number plate. “55” Wagon is original. “47” Truck has a 5.0 out of “91” Lincoln, Frame is “91” Ford F-150.”

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Jiro’s 1962 Truck with a Garwood Dump Conversion

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Jiro wanted to share photos of his 1962 willys farm based pick-up with 31,000 original miles. It has a garwood conversion as shown in the brochure at the bottom of the post. Everything is original except that the oil canister has been converted to a standard oil filter set-up, and it is now a 12 volt system. Also, the original gas tank has been replaced with an all aluminum tank. Other than that all factory installed equipment still works and nothing was replaced.

As you can see, Jiro’s got a really nice place to drive it in Hawaii.

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1948 Photo from China with Willys Truck on eBay

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Marc found this unusual Willys export truck with extra carrying capacity. I thought it was a refrigeration unit of some kind, but the side reads “Pocket Testament Leage”. Maybe it is a variant of the Sprecksell body (see brochure in post below).

“Vintage 1948 Real Picture Post Card of two Chinese men from the Pocket Testament League posing with a Willys Jeep Panel truck or van. The condition is good with some loss to the front…you still get the idea. Great addition to any collection.”

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Early 1960s Truck/Wagon/FJ/FC170 Brochure on eBay

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Here’s a brochure I hadn’t seen.

“I am liquidating my 45 year collection/ of original Willys literature. Almost all is perfect; Defects will be noted. Many at auction right now.  This is a Willys Original Folio. Opens to approx. 17″ x 11″ Folds closed for mailing. Some red bleed down center”

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1960s? Monarch Hy Lo Jack Hydraulic unit Brochure

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This indicates these systems were designed for dump trucks, jeep trucks, scouts, and probably others.

“Here is a vintage Monarch Hydraulic power Controls for you snowplow, circa late 1950s.
Includes battery operated and fan belt driven models.
The brochure has models, HEP Dyna-Might, and the TUH or Hy-Lo-Jack.
On the back page is the Hy-Lo for Jeep model operates off fan-belt of Willys Jeep, CJ and 226
Also the model H-SC Hydraulic control fro the new International Scout.
Also HFC for Jeep, Monarch Controls for the Forward-Control Jeep.
There are also two other sheets.
One sheet show the break down of the UHT-JA (Hy-Lo-Jeep), parts list, parts price on the backside.
The other sheet is an photo showing the Hy-Lo-Jack Type UHT-J and TUH cut in half, with parts labeled.”

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Several Willys Export Corp Brochures in Australia on eBay

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This is being sold in Australia.  See link.

“#1 ORIGINAL WILLYS OVERLAND JEEP FIRE ENGINE. SALES BROCHURE. USA EXPORT EDITION. CLEARLY A RARE PUBLICATION.

4 PAGES PAGES. ORIGINAL PUBLICATION. BROCHURE IS EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR AGE AS PER PHOTOS.

THE BROCHURE IN THE PHOTOS IS THE ONE YOU WILL RECEIVE.

THESE HAVE BEEN IN A FAMILY COLLECTION SINCE NEW. TIME TO SELL DOWN COLLECTION.”

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This is an early Willys Export Corp truck brochure on eBay

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This is a Willys Export Corp wagon brochure on eBay

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1958 Yue Loong Jeep Family Brochure

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This is an interesting brochure.

“Original part color sales sheet , 7.5 x 10.5 , Chinese text . Shows CJ3B YL1 , CJ5 Pickup YL2 , Jeep Pickup YL3 , and Jeep Station Wagon YL4 . Yue Loong produced Willys Jeep vehicles and Nissan Trucks as well as others under license . Produced by Yue Loong Motor Company , Miaoli County , Taiwan.”

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The King of Jeeps: Berg’s Truck and Parts Co., Inc

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UPDATE: Brochure sold on eBay.

I spotted this 1960 Catalog from Berg’s Truck and Parts Company tonight.  Hyman Berg, a Ukrainian by emigre,  was possibly the first distributor of Willys Parts (though I have no information that definitively backs this claim).  Mr. Berg founded the international truck and jeep parts company in the 1940s. In the 1950s, he founded Amsco Parts Co. Both were at 1608 S. Wabash, Chicago, Illinois.  Apparently, JC Whitneys was right down the street from Bergs for some period of time.  According to Berg’s grandson, the family was immersed in Marketing for decades, hence the decision by Hy to be known as the “King of Jeeps”.

In addition, as suggested by this G503 thread, Hy sold Sears Jeep parts and also sold Jeep parts to the Phillipines.  He bought some early prototype jeeps and housed them at this same location, which is where this photograph was taken.  There is more information about Berg here, too, from G503.

Hyman Berg died in 1986 at the age of 75.

The CJ-3B Page has a cover of a 1958 Catalog.

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Holt Forklift with Willys Engine Coachella, Ca **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000.

(04/30/2012) I tried to uncover more information about the use of Willys engines in Holt Forklifts, but I found nothing.

However, regarding forklifts, I found that Mercury forklifts were stamped ‘JEEP’ prior to the development of the jeep:

Otis Elevator and Baker Electric Truck combined to produce the first Lift Truck in
1907. It had a nickel iron battery and it had a chain lift. The company was know as Otis-Baker. Baker manufactured the Baker Electric Car but then switched to industrial tow tractors and pushers. They had tiller steering. Otis Elavator was the preeminent expert in all things lift so the marriage was perfect.

Mercury electric trucks were competition for the Baker and they eventually became Pettibone-Mercury. Mercury had nothing to do with the Ford Motor Company and their use of the name pre-dates Ford’s. Mercury was the first company to use the word “jeep” on it’s forklifts. The use of the name pre-dated the famous Willys Jeep. Forklifts to this day are still called Jeeps and occasionally in an old industrial scap heap you may still see a counter weight for an original Jeep.

Read more: What year was the first forklift made? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2136154#ixzz1tXwQxWfI

I tried to locate the year in which Mercury forklifts were first called jeeps, but have yet to find it.  Instead, I found this brochure on ebay that clearly labels the forklift as JEEP as early as 1950.

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Below we have the Holt Forklift that is for sale:

“holt forklift don’t know what year it is. the motor is a flathead 4cyl willys manual shift 4×4 drive.right now it needs electric fuel pump to run. asking 2000.00 obo call manny 760-250-9975 after 5pm or leaeve message before then.”

http://imperial.craigslist.org/cto/3118683325.html

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Willys Overland Panel Delivery Van (Going to Jesse’s)

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UPDATE II:  See the latest — The Van is headed West.

From August, 2011:  Glenn recognized the Willys Van for sale.  Even more impressive, he found a brochure for one!  Well done! He bought the Sales Folder off eBay about a year and a half ago. Mfg. by Plaza Motors, Inc. Englewood, NJ and was Willys-Overland Factory Approved.

Based on the emails between Colin and Glenn, there were at least three groups of Willys-Overland Delivery Trucks produced:

1) One group was produced during or just prior to WWII (as seen below)

Here is a 1942 Panel Delivery Truck:

2) One group was produced during post WWII and pre 1950, which appears to include the Willys Van owned by Mike. The brochure provided by Glenn also appears to be related to this second group.

3) One group was produced between 1951 and 1953, based on these serial numbers.

The numbers below are for post 1950 FJs. This one appears to be a pre-1950 FJ. We are still awaiting a serial number.
1951 FJ 451 GC1 10001— none
1953 FJ 452 GC2 10001—10065 65 built
1954 FJ454 GC2 10001—10012 12 built