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September 1966 Eastern European Caravan

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UPDATE: More information on the goal of Kaiser-Jeep’s 1966 Eastern European Caravan. This article was published on page 7 of the May 14, 1966, issue of International Commerce, a US Department of Commerce Weekly magazine. In it, the Commerce Department’s ostensible goal was as an “imaginative technique to promote U.S. Exports”, as part to the U.S. Government’s continuing effort to promote East-West Trade. It’s possible the trip was underwritten in some form (cash or government favors or both) to encourage Kaiser-Jeep to participate.

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This September 1966 Four Wheeler Magazine article describes the scene when the Kaiser-Jeep sponsored Eastern European Caravan crossed into (then) Czechoslovakia, as a line of restored and refurbed jeeps awaited them. Remember, that no new parts had even available to these die-hard jeep fans since 1946, making their rebuilds even more remarkable. The Prague Jeep Club alone had more than 300 jeeps and 400 members.

The 1966 Jeep News Volume 12 Number 3 has more information.

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1966 Jeep News Volume 12 Number 3

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The eight-page issue of the 1966 Jeep News Volume 12 Number 3 began with the 1966 Caravan of Jeeps organized by Kaiser Jeep to introduce the jeeps to Eastern European countries (See the next post about a story in the September 1966 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine at the surprise awaiting the caravan in Czechoslovakia).

Page two shows a photo that went viral, in today’s slang, of a Harvey Schaible in a V-8 powered jeep that flew into the air at the top of a hill climb that was part of a Play Day weekend with multiple local clubs attending the event. Page three contains various stories, including a good photo of a TWA-branded airport jeep. Pages four and five continue the story of the Eastern European Caravan.

Page six has fascinating story about the use of 2WD DJ-3As and DJ-5s RHD vehicles (the DJ-5 having been launched in 1966), some converted to automatic transmissions, for use as spay vehicles.

Page seven reports on the use of jeeps to travel a portion of the Oregon Trail between Vale and Farewell Bend, Oregon. Some of this area would be passable by I-84 in 1975, but even today some of the original trail traveled in 1966 is still evident (see this map, which shows a partial area between Vale and Farewell Bend).

Page eight has multiple stories, including a photo and short report on Mr. Diamant and his family, who were traveling in a Gladiator Camper. There’s a longer story and a map of their travels here.

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April 1964 Jeep Service and Parts News

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This four-page issue of the April 1964 Jeep Service and Parts News includes an exploded view of the T-89 side-shift transmission. It also appears to have a useful side image of how the J-series gas pedal operates, along with how to make adjustments (I’m not familiar with them).

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1949 Jeepster Ashland, WI $10,000

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Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1496166647847458

“Restored and maintained and upgraded over many years. Manual Transmission ~ 3 Speed on the Column. Yellow exterior, new red interior with white piping. This vehicle has the original engine”

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1951 M-38 Walden, NY *SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6800.

Maurice shared this running and driving M-38.

“Willys m38 , runs, drives , stops , lights work . Has electric wipers and older canvas seat cushions . I also have the soft doors and hardware , body has some patches , frame is very nice . A great daily driver with spring just around the corner”

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Year? CJ-5 Willow River, MN $1600

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Looks to me like this running CJ-5 has a plow and an overdrive. The faux battery box lid suggests this is earlier than 1965.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/915855843283880

“1965 Kaiser Jeep fresh tune up needs clutch have clutch parts on. Cost of plow is 900 dollars serious buyers only if ad is up its available”

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1960 CJ-5 Humboldt, NE No Price

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No price on this, but looks in good shape. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2311385992405741

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1967 FJ-6A Audubon, MN $4000

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This lacks a title. It’s described as an FJ-5, but the data cab describes it as an FJ-6A. This seems a good price for someone.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/619194953761557

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“Very Rare truck. 1967 jeep FJ5 postal van. It is right hand drive. It has lots of big windows and a very unique design which make it super cool. The lower front windows fold out, the rear door rolls up like a garage door. From what I have read very few of these are known to still exist. It has a 4 cyl engine but it hasn’t ran in many years. This truck would be great to fix up for an ice cream truck, food vendor truck or yard art. Bill of sale only but you can apply for a title. Rolls and steers. I can help with shipping it as long as it’s paid in full before it leaves. I do not currently have a title for it”

 
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1957 FC-150 Hanover, MA $4300

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Looks like a good project.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/835668236472205/permalink/7693349354037358

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“1957 fc150. Bought this as a project it’s got new floors and corners welded in. Body is close, no rust. Frame is solid. Motor ran recently but is not currently wired can show video of running. Have older VT registrations but no title should be able to get one. I planned to finish this but priorities have changed. Have Complete New wire harness and all parts to put this together except headlights that I can not find. New exhaust also installed. Bed and fenders and gas tank all included. Bed has some rust but not too bad. Have all glass but rear flat glass is cracked”

 

 
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1960 CJ-5 Estherville, IA $3700

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This may be worth a closer look. The body looks pretty solid underneath and it sports a ventilating windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/7116265568451286

“1960s jeep CJ five original two totes full of parts three manuals motor had a gasket leak and I have the gasket. I have not put it back together. needs to be restored only one rust spot on the right rear where the tire mount was on and tires including the spare tire the tires are new as is $3,700.pick up only p.m. only no holds”

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1951 Wagon Portland, OR Make Offer

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Brian has this project for sale. If you want to learn more, contact him via email charlierae322 @ gmail.com (remove spaces from around the @).

“I have a 51 Willy overland body bumpers cluster Windows sitting on a modern SUV .  A project I let sit to long much time slip by and now my life has changed and I want to get it to someone who will make use of it been sitting undercover for many years body looks good overall”

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Koenig? CJ-2A/3A Half Cab Phillips, WI $450

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Seems a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1726730411176522

“Good condition half cab for a Willys flat fender. Front looks straight across, so likely a fit for a 2A. It’s about plowing time and your old rig could use a cab. Keep yourself warm this year with a good top for a good price.”

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1964? Flattie Macomb, IL $5500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(10/02/2023) The seller indicates this was built on a “1964 CJ-7 frame”, which must be a misprint because CJ-7s weren’t introduced until 1976.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/991554335444736

“$7,000 OBO 1946 CJ-2a Willys on a 1964 CJ7 Frame I6 AMC 4.2 4 speed manual New wheels and tires New seats Don’t need to sell testing the market make offer”

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FC Front-Clip TV Stand Edgerton, WI $900

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If you need a TV stand…

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1382192775739288

“Jeep c.o.e. front clip. Was built with TV stand in mind. Come take a look. (42” TV not included)measures roughly 68″long 18″wide 26″ tall.”

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1958 CJ-5 Omaha, NE $1000

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There might be some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/387919570303671/

“58 jeep cj5 , project for whatever your plans may be has drivetrain, 4cyl gm motor, original trans and transfer case, has full cage rollbar not installed, no title may consider trades”

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1963 CJ-6 Sioux Falls, SD $3000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(01/01/2024) Unclear how much value is here. Looks like it has a Koenig half-cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/717871697212131

“Clean South Dakota title, 1963 Willy’s CJ6. Non running condition. $3500 obo. Hard to find! Appears to be all complete with the half cab. Don’t message me until you’ve spoken with your wife, skipped a car payment, and have your trailer hooked up.”

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1946 CJ-2A Grand Junction, CO $6500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2023) This 2A has some updates. It also has a set of Watson Style hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3621346528094998

“1946 Willys Jeep, CJ2A, 4×4, lifted, 34inch super swampers, Ford 302 V8, glass packs on the exhaust, runs drives and sounds great! 12 volt conversion, new brake lines, dual reservoir master cylinder, new radiator, spark plugs & wires, belts, etc. Clean Colorado title”

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1945 GPW? Loveland, CO $2500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/19/2023) Only the one pic provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1401492993785107

“WWII Military rolling chassis.. Body frame axles 16 in wheels. colo title. Good condition.. Limited internet…. Cell text 970 34two 458five”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Yampa, CO $8500

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This does need some work, but there’s lots to like.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/923420922818732

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“1945-CJ2A for sale. Serial #10365. The 365th Jeep built after WW2. Drives and Runs. Solid candidate for restoration. Front Axel Tight. Good Springs. Front Hubs. NEEDS: Brake work, Complete air filter system and the fuel tank needs resealed. This jeep comes with extra parts and draw bar. Located in Yampa. NO SCAMMERS!!! Title in Hand. Posting for my father-in-law”

 
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1966 Jeep News Volume 12 Number 1

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The eight-page Jeep News Volume 12 Number 1 kicked off 1966 with the news that sales increased 23% and, surprising to me, special equipment sales jumped almost 42%. Given the increase in Wagoneers and Gladiator sales, I would think the special equipment numbers would be falling, as I thought a shift was happening away from the notion of utility vehicles in favor of “fun” and family vehicles. I’d be curious to know what was driving those equipment sales.

Page two is mostly dealer news, while page three continues a page-one discussion of the anti-skid, safely and traction capabilities of the Wagoneer and Gladiator jeeps. Page four highlights the use of larger magazine images.

Page five goes international and includes an article about Mrs. Welthy H. Fisher, an 85-year-old literacy advocate, who raised funds for a Wagoneer-turned-traveling-library, which she used to deliver books to folks in India as part of a function of Literacy Village, a program she launched at age 73. From her photo, I’d never guess she was 85.

Page six features Sinclair Oil’s Wagoneer, which traveled with a touring exhibit featuring a flatbed trailer with nine large animatronic dinosaurs. I wonder whatever happened to those dinosaurs. Here is a pic of them floating down the Hudson River circa 1964:

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Page seven reported on the unexpected 4WD display at a Florida Airstream gathering of almost 1500 trailers. Mud had forced many of the trailers to be towed into the site via tractor, but the fact that Florida Outdoorsman John Wilhelm had a Wagoneer capable of puling his trailer into the site without issue seems to have spurred interest in his jeep. Page eight highlights the use of jeeps in Detroit Mine, something covered by Jeep News previously and other sources.

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Seats N Stuff

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A big thanks to Craig Brockhaus for selling me some original FC-170 seats and his last electric wiper conversion unit, along with a few other parts. They arrived on Wednesday. The seats need some recovering and the set frames some blasting, but we planned to recover them in the same material that the bench seats will be covered, so we expect these are a good solution for us.

As for the electric wiper unit, yes the tour jeep is a convertible and we should rarely need wipers, but there have been times where I’ve driven through irrigation or other forms of water around here, so I figure it’s better to have working wipers than non working ones.

My hope is to use the stock bracket to mount the steering wheel, but I won’t know for sure until I can test-mount the tilt-steering wheel based on the seat position and dash. But, just having the stock bracket helps me estimate where to begin with the column mount options.

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Meanwhile, I am also moving as much of the wiring and other elements down to the frame so that when I have to pull the cab, it’s as simple as possible. The cab floors and some interior dog house elements could use some blasting, sanding and smoothing. But, that’s not something I want to tackle at this juncture. Mechanics, so it can be safely driven, and a new bed are the priority.

 
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July 1963 Jeep Service and Parts News

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The July 1963 Jeep Service and Parts News page three includes some important tips about towing a jeep vehicle with an automatic transmission. Page four provides an exploded view of a Dana 20 transmission.

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October 1954 Comm and Jeep Sales Bltn Western Plow

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On October 28, 1954, Kaiser Willys announced the addition of The Western Duty Snow Plows to the Special Equipment line.

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The Avators of FJ-460 Website

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I can’t remember who sent me this link, so my apologies, but this website has some interesting creations out of the Mahindra FJ-460 Forward Control jeep.

https://mahindramuseum.in/2021/09/15/the-avators-of-fj/

Here’s an example of a tow truck from the site:

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Some Vintage of Photos of Folks w/ Jeeps

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Blaine spotted this thread on Curbsideclassic.com that shows some vintage photos of average folks and their jeeps.

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/vintage-snapshots-and-photography/vintage-snapshots-early-jeep-adopters/#comment-1776492

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