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1944 Photo & Caption of Model Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old News Articles

The June 24, 1944, issue of the Detroit Tribune shared the below caption and photo. I do with the picture is better. I was unable to discover any more about George Carr or the Jeep. Because the text is hard to read, I’ve transcribed it below.

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YES, YOU’RE WRONG AGAIN!–But you’re correct when you say it’s a Jeep. The model of the famous 1/4 ton Army vehicle Brough two first prizes to Private George Carr, of Des Moines, Iowa, Negro member of a Quartermaster Trucking Company of the 13th Army Air Force at an “Ingenuity Contest” sponsored by the American Red Cross in New Caledonia, South Pacific. About one-twentieth the size of a real Jeep, this model has a hood that raises and latches, real springs, transmission, and rear differential, a windshield which may be raised and lowered, and a steering gear that actually moves the front wheels. (U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo.)

 
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Kaiser Jeep Order Pad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Maury shared this unusual item.

View all the information on eBay

“NOS 1969-70 KAISER JEEP CHEROKEE FAST ORDER PAD DEALERSHIP ADVERTISING NEW RARE
THIS AUCTION IS FOR A 1970 JEEP DEALERSHIP ORDER PAD
THIS ORDER PAD IS IN GOOD SHAPE BUT DOES HAVE SOME WATER DAMAGE TO THE PAGES
VERY RARE TO FIND ONE
THESE ARE HARD TO FIND

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1957 Mobile Bumper Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This explains the origin of some bumpers we’ve seen on trucks. I *think* I’ve also seen that winch a few times. Also, it appears that Kelly Manufacturing was a reseller of them.

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“”Mobile Bumper Inc.” Brochures for Willys, Jeep and all Pickup Truck lines, by the writers and illustrators of Mobile Bumper Inc., Indianapolis Indiana. No copyright date, but the a Price List included is effective February 15, 1957. Published by Mobile Bumper Inc. NOT Ex-Library. No ISBN – there were none in those years. Note – the photos you see are of thess brochures – no ‘Stock Photos’.

Three splendid brochures and a price sheet, various sizes, drilled for a 3-post binder (binder not included). A trifle of roughening around those holes after 2/3 Century. Lots of good Illustrations, splendid information for these 1950s-era Jeep and other brand aftermarket accessories. Here was the equipment you needed, and a bit of ‘How-To’ for improving that vehicle.

The marketer, Mobile Bumper, advertised these items for sale – interestingly, the price list is titled ‘Mobile Bumper’ but was printed by Kelly Sales, Charleston WV. In many cases equipment for aftermarket Jeep applications was made in Toledo Ohio, home of Jeep, and was marketed by other companies. Not sure if that’s the case here.

Mobile Bumper Accessories – Truck bumpers for Farm, Delivery and Service trucks with many additions beyond just the bumper. 8 1/2″ x 11″, two-sided;
A new Truck Bumper – Combination Rear bumper – Step – and Trailer Hitch, Ring or Ball, 17″ x 11″, folding down to a 4-page brochure, 8 1/2″ x 11″, advertising equipment for Willys, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, International, Dodge and Studebaker. Heavy steel, lots of extras;
Price list, blue-purple ditto printing, parts for Jeep, Willys, Chevrolet, International, Studebaker, Ford, Dodge – GMC & Chevy are interchangeable. One page, 8 1/2″ x 11″;
Mobile All-Purpose Winch advertising from Mobile Bumper Inc. Well pictured, heavy-duty, red accents, 8 1/2″ x 11″, one side.”

 
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1963 Condensed Jeep Specs Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

As I recovered in bed on Sunday, I forgot all about a host of items I was hoping to win on eBay. While this was not one that interested me, there were others …

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1956 Truck Turlock, CA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Looks in nice shape.

https://merced.craigslist.org/atq/d/turlock-1956-jeep-truck/7088143058.html

“Beautiful Willys Jeep truck
Original hurricane motor with overdrive.”

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1958 CJ-3B Bullhead City, AZ $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s a former Navy CJ-3B, according to the data plate.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/bullhead-city-1958-jeep-willys-cj3b/7106599259.html

“This is a jeep that is in real good condition. it has the following new.

Windshield & Windshield rubber, Upholstery, Gauges Paint Job, Rims, Tires, all electrical wiring, Crankshaft pulley, Alternator, Starter Solenoid, Thermostat & Housing, Radiator, Brakes, Shocks, Steering control arms, all mirrors, all lights, Water pump, Also good turbo 350 transmission and transfer case ready to bolt in. .. and the motor is a good strong running chevy 283 v-8. Selling do to home purchase out if state.”

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1948 CJ-2A Biggs, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates.

https://chico.craigslist.org/cto/d/biggs-1948-willy-cj2a/7107682068.html

“1948 CJ2A with Buick 231 V6, air locker, power steering, brand new 36 inch scampers with 0 miles. Runs and is registered. Back roll bar is cut, I was going to put a fold up rear seat in it but never finished, seat comes with it. Brand new smitty seats for front need to be mounted as well. Dose not have mounts. Asking $6000 or best offer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Bakersfield, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I can’t figure out how the modification on top of the front frame rails would have been used?

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/bakersfield-46-willys-jeep/7101772271.html

“46 Willys Jeep. New Chevy 350 small block motor 350 trans , power steering, disk breaks upfront, griffin radiator. All differentials have been gone through. Restored 10 years ago. Solid project for someone to put their own touches on.

If you have your own motor we can discuss a sale price for the jeep without the motor.
$4500 without the motor.”

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1946 CJ-2A Cheney, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Could be a good price.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/cheney-1946-jeep-cj3a-willys/7107417397.html

“1946 Jeep CJ3A. Has 4-cyl (151 ci) Chevy iron duke with T-19 4-speed and Dana 18 transfer case. 5.38 Gears. Stock steering. Motor runs but carb needs to be rebuilt and has factory steering that could be re done. Great little Jeep to fix up and make a great rig.”

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1948 Jeepster Spring Valley, CA $27,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Mike spotted this detailed rebuild converted to 4-Wheel-Drive. There are a few pics of the rebuild on the ad.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/spring-valley-1948-willys-overland/7106011877.html

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“The Willy’s Jeepster was Willys attempt shortly after world war two, to enter into the family car business as Willys had previously made only jeeps. The “Jeepsters” as they were called had Jeep looking front ends and came as a two wheel drive, convertible, 4 cylinder engine and “three on the tree” transmissions. What makes this Willys so unique and cool, is that it has been converted to a 4X4 with “three on the floor” and has an upgraded fresh 6-cylinder engine to boot making this Jeepster a one of a kind. The”French Grey” paint color really looks great and this Jeepster really turns heads. The bigger wheels and tires give this Jeepster an awesome stance. (lift this thing 3 more inches and put a roll-bar on it to send it to the moon) This is a frame up restoration with a newly rebuilt 6-cylinder engine. (see build pictures) Perfect for this Southern California weather and beaches. This is something that you will not have to worry about anyone else having. Its sad, but need to sell due to this coronavirus economy.”

 
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Kelly CJ-3B Hardtop Kuna, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

Will need some work.

“Willys Jeep high hood too and doors. Need restore. Rare top. Good start $400 or trade.”

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1945 MB Hillsboro, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Not sure how much value is here.

“1945 mb2a running jeep. Its rough.. but can hit the trails. Has another frame and tub and front fenders plus more extra parts. Stock 4 cylinder flat head and running gear.its a three generation jeep. Clean title. Runs and drives just needs a overhaul.”

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CJ-5? Cab Enclosure(?) Hardtop Kuna, ID $300

• CATEGORIES: Parts

My suspicion is that this is a Cab Enclosure Hardtop, but I can’t tell for sure.

https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/bartlesville-jeep-m38-cj-5-top/7107763937.html

“Arctic top and doers for Jeep. All aluminum insulated. Is disassembled. Top needs a little tlc. Doors are nice. Rare.”

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Year? CJ-2A Cle Elum, WA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Listed as a 1945, it appears to be a later model CJ-2A.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/atq/d/roslyn-willies-jeep/7106782646.html

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1946 CJ-2A Orcutt, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/07/2019) Hasn’t been registered in a few years.

https://santamaria.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-maria-1946-jeep-willys-cj2a/7102580628.html

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“1946 Jeep Willy’s CJ-2A good shape, first year made available to public after WWII.
Roll Bar, Tow Bar, Trailer Hitch, Oversize newer radiator and gas tank. Runs good. Original engine and running gear, 3046 Miles. Last registered 2015.”

 

 
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1956 CJ-6 Antelope Valley, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(08/18/2019) It’s a project.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/palmdale-1956-willys-cj6-jeep/7107323208.html

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“New rebuilt 327ci with less than 50 miles.
Rebuilt by Adams Metallizing in Lancaster, CA

Newer axles from a 1975 CJ5

Power steering
Power brakes
Hydraulic clutch
3 speed manual T-15

New in box windshield glass
New in box steel dash
New in box black soft top with soft doors

Everyone kept suggesting a high performance build when rebuilding the motor. I had to remind everyone what it was going back into. That light weight body does not need a high performance built motor. The stock 327ci has enough to power that little jeep anywhere you need to go. By not being high performance it won’t be temperamental either.
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No Updates Monday

• CATEGORIES: News

Sick Sunday, so no updates Monday.

 
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1949? Universal Jeep Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 24-page Universal Jeep Brochure provides a look at both the CJ-2A and CJ-3A, with pics of both. That led me to believe this was most likely published in early 1949. Most of this appears to be images/info that we’ve seen bundled in other brochures and documents.

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1943 Photo of Joe Louis Driving a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This photo and caption about boxing champ Joe Louis driving a jeep made the Detroit Tribune newspaper on October 02, 1943.

The biographical book Joe Lewis: The Life of a Heavyweight includes a short look (pages 193-196) at his time in the military during WWII. The book explains that he had a unique opportunity to advocate for black troops, due to his substantial connection inside the War Department. He took advantage of his connections to overcome discriminatory practices that he witnessed.

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2002 “M-151A2” Carolina Growler Little Rock, AR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9250.

Sold by Growler Manufacturing and Engineering in the early 00s, this 4×4 tactical vehicle was designed atop a new M-151A2 chassis and sold, at least for a while, in kit form. You can view an old version of the website from 2001 via Archive.org: Carolina Growler.

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Feb 03, 2001, snapshot of the website from Archive.org

**SOLD** “For Sale M 151A2 Jeep, 2002 by Carolina Growler. Full cab, roll cage, seatbelts, heater, 5 New Hancock tires, no rust, runs as it should, Great condition. Clear AR title. Asking $9250 Located in Little Rock, AR” **SOLD**

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1953 CJ-3B Harpers Ferry, WV $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Pics now provided. Price dropped to $15,000.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/722815524790422/

“Selling one of the toys…hate to let it go but need room in the garage. 1953 Willys CJ3B. My definite favorite of All the early jeeps. Only one with the WILLYs monicure in 3 places…the front and both sides of the hood! Chevy 327 V8 Z-28 Camaro engine, Edlebrick carb, Mallory ignition, Dana 44 axel, hydraulic clutch, roll bars with built in speaker bar. New tires…heck – New Everything! California car with frame off restoration! Yup, this Baby is 66 Years young! An absolute Blast to drive to say the least!!! ”

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1972 CJ-6 Darlington, PA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

At one point this jeep was photographed for JP Magazine. It includes a Meyer half cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2892834614089614/

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“1972 CJ6 Half cab very rare all steel body except front fenders are fiberglass 33 inch tires aluminum rims with lift kit 304 V8 three speed manual transmission four-wheel-drive headers with glass packs side pipes Jeep was re-done years ago starting to show its age has been sitting for 4 to 5 years I started up and moved it a couple times in that time Will definitely need Some TLC Was in several magazines years ago just don’t have no time for now all it does is sit $8500 Don’t waste my time with stupid questions or offers”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Ravenna, OH $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This has a reproduction body and some updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/825321094642060/

“Custom built 1953 CJ3B. Clean rust free body with soft top included. Two sets of tires off road & street. Has GM 4.3 EFI throttle body engine with SM420 four speed trans and Dana 20 transfer case. Axles are Dana 44 front & rear 4:10 gears with Detroit lockers. Disc brakes front and rear with lock outs on both. Front mounted winch, extra gas can, spare tire and high lift jack. Some spare parts included, has not been used much in the last few years will need some maintenance done. Runs great and drives good on the street”

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1968 M-151 Scurry, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-151

Could be worth a look. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168553137748341/

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1947 CJ-2A Newark, NY $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Body is off (very rusty).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2882553605147404/

“1947 Jeep willys body is off frame currently go devil flathead had it running and moving last year frame engine and Trans all good frame in in amazing shape body is very rough have vin Verification for it but not a title 1000$ obo”

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