What Else is New: Recent Updates to Pages on This Website


Here's a list to help you find recent small changes and additions to the website. If you're looking for something particular, don't forget to try the Search page, or try following the links in the Contents.

Vaughn Becker scanned a nice poster of the Willys Australia line, including some distinctive models.

Willys Australia advertised the full-size Willys Ambulance as an "all-purpose fire/ambulance vehicle."

Long-wheelbase CJ-3B army ambulance is still for sale in Australia.

Michael Berthay in has success with Dustless Blasting on the tub of his Mississippi Mystery.

The CJ-3B Upholstery page has new information on the Willys upholstery pattern made up of tiny CJ-3Bs -- it's available in repro form.

More details on the 1958 Round Australia Rally, in Promoting the Australian-Made CJ-3B.

New in 1953 Owners' Photos: Jerry Revenig starts a resto-mod in Seattle, after some problems registering the title.

A note about engine numbers beginning with "4FR" (indicating a factory replacement block), on the list of Surviving CJ-3B Jeeps.

More details on the history of the Jeep-based Cournil Jeep Tractor in France.

Roger Gaisford's ex-South African Defence Force CJ-3B, new in Exploring Zululand in Old Willys Jeeps.

Photos of the Canadian Al-Toy castings, in Al-Toy Aluminum Toy Jeeps.

New photos added to Police Jeep Toys and Fire Jeep Toys.

Update on Jeepney Popemobiles: Francis in Chile uses a Wrangler (then a Toyota pickup which frightens a police horse.)

New in Overdrive Tech Tips: Oldtime evaluates the effectiveness of an overdrive with axles of different gear ratios.

CJ-3B wins the cover of Kaiser Willys Parts & Accessories 2018 catalogue -- new in CJ-3B Catalogue Covers.

New in the Toy Jeeps Pages is Matchbox 2017 Jeeps, with the new Gladiator concept and the return of the Compass.

More photos of Netherlands State Police CJ-3Bs and DJ-3As with steel hardtops in the 1950s, in A Man and His Jeep.

Operation Pineapple updated with more photos.

Van Bergen hardtop pumper, new in Dutch-Built CJ-3B Fire Engines.

More details on the Minerva C22, a unibody CJ-5 built briefly in 1957, at the bottom of CJ-3Bs Built in Belgium.

I added a larger photo of the steepest test hill at Camp Holabird to On the Trail of Jeep History, Part 3. Note: I lost the message from whoever took the picture, and would like give credit for it.

Driving in 4-Wheel Drive has been updated to include the Willys booklet How to Use Willys 4-Wheel Drive.

Some interesting finds added to Diamonds in the Rough.

New in Snow Day! is a frame from some 1950's Meyer Snowplow footage.

Jeep seen on the TV show Portlandia added to Yellow Jeeps.

Police Service Jeeps has some new photos, and some new info on the unidentified Military Police M38.

Southern California Auto Club CJ-3B in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade, new in Everybody Loves a Parade.

New in 1960 Owners' Photos: Michel Staniforth's PTO winch in Quebec.

Ansul Chemical Crash Trucks has some new photos.

Update on the Fall 2017 issue of The Dispatcher magazine. (And all back issues are now available.)

I restored the missing links to the larger photos of those Extreme CJ-3Bs in Purple.

And I uncovered the hidden page The Popemobile at Night which even Google had forgotten about.

Probably the lowest-mileage high-hood in the world -- a Mahindra CJ340 in the UK with under 500 miles -- is new in Mahindra Owners and Photos.

Anti-tank Jeep hero of the 1965 India-Pakistan War, added to Mahindra Jeeps at War.

Photos from this year's parades added to Everybody Loves a Christmas Parade Family Tradition.

Willys pickup which is possibly a surviving Blitz Buggy Fire Truck turns up in New York.

Great display at the Parachute Infantry Regiment No. 2 museum in Argentina: an M606 prepared for airdrop. New in M606 Displays in Argentina.

Some big, beautiful early 1960s photos of Forward Control fire trucks in Chicago, added to Chicago FD's Jeep FC Units.

The NEKAF M38A1 ambulance is an addition to Military Ambulances.

As of 2017, the unique CJ-3A of From Broadway to Halfmoon Valley Road is on display at the auto museum in Saratoga Springs NY.

VIPs riding in a CJ-3B at the 2006 International Agricultural Machinery Show -- new in Universal is Right! High Hoods Everywhere...

Another Howe CJ-3B Fire Jeep in Alaska -- at the Valdez Museum.

A reference to the Cadet Gray 1953 CJ-3B which may have been painted at the West Coast Division, has been added to Willys Paint Samples 1953-54.

More details and photos of Nellybelle Jeep Toys inspired by the Roy Rogers TV show.

Lights on in the daytime -- when you're driving through volcanic ash! A 2017 photo from Costa Rica is new in Volcano Watching in a CJ-3B.

DJ-3A Front Grille: Early and Late -- new in Dispatcher Details.

Off the Line Together in Toledo, 1957 -- reunited 60 years later in Belgium.

My comments on the long story of long flatfenders in Spain, in Room for Sunbathing.

You Never Know What You'll Find: Unusual CJ-3B Bodywork also has some new photos.

Fire Jeep for sale in France, added to Hotchkiss Jeep "Light Tank Trucks".

Nice color photo of Brooks Stevens' 1958 Jeep Wienermobile, new in Believe It or Not: More Unusual Photos.

Some new additions to CJ-3Bs Built in Belgium including advertisements, and a photo confirming 3Bs were exported from Belgium to Spain.

More Jeep Fire Equipment Literature now includes eight pages of firefighting equipment from the Jeep in Industry catalogue.

More details on armored CJ-3Bs of the Vietnam era, on the page of Armored M606 Jeeps.

Michael Fries' '62 in Michigan -- another 3B with a family connection.

New in 1963 Owners' Photos -- Chris Woolley in Colorado digs up his new Jeep's history.

CJ-2A Fire Engine History has more details and photos of two early Fire Jeep demonstrations, at Berkey, Ohio and at the Jeep plant in Toledo.

A mystery photo of a U.S. Army CJ-3B marked "Security Guard," added to U.S. Army MP Jeep.

I've compiled a reference chart of the many Mitsubishi Civilian Jeep Models, at the bottom of Jeeps in Japan.

There is a link to the new website of 4x4 garage and parts dealer "Special Jeep" in southern France, from the diary of my 2008 visit to Spain, during which I dropped in to Special Jeep.

Oldtime's steps for breaking in an engine have been added to "Starting Up A Rebuilt Engine" in Hurricane Rebuilding Tips.

Reproduction of an original-style 12-volt battery, new on the Battery and Starter Wiring page.

Luis Mariano Paz's outstanding M606 in Argentina takes second place for military vehicles at AutoClásica 2017, largest classic car show in South America.

New photos of CJ-2A Fire Jeeps added to Boyer CJ-2A Fire Engines and More CJ-2A Fire Engines.

Some photos of hood abuse added to Weak Points in the Flatfender Hood.

CJ-3B in a supermarket -- another example of how much Colombia Loves Willys.

Details on Victor Booth's FC-170 DRW fire truck built by Trenton National Trailer, among several new additions to Forward Control Fire Engines.

Comparison of a Willys photo before and after retouching, in the CJ-3B Jeep Fire Engine Brochure.

I fixed a bad link to one of the 1954 pages in the updated CJ-3B Owners and Photos. If you run across a bad link or missing photo, please send me an e-mail.

A couple of great stories about the Alberta ranch Jeep, added to Chasing the Bighorn Sheep.

Another old mystery snapshot, at the bottom of High Hoods Everywhere...

I updated the About CJ3B.info page with a bit more background about me and the history of the website.

The main Table of Contents page now has a bunch of quick links to useful pages at the top.

CJ-6 from Virginia in 1970s lime green, new in CJ-6 Fire Service Jeeps.

Northern Auto Parts half-price engine rebuild kit, new in Willys Parts Source Links.

The CJ-3B Owners and Photos section has been divided into pages of maximum 25 Jeeps, and the enlarging of the pictures on all the pages is complete.

I'm looking for information about this nice family snapshot, at the bottom of
Posing With Jeeps: Historical Photos.

Lots of storage space in a hardtop long-wheelbase HWL in France, new in CJ-3B Fire Jeeps Around the World.

1964 CJ-3B with hardtop in College Station, Texas, new in 1964 Owners' Photos.

Photo of the high-pressure version of the Guinard fire Jeep, added to Pompes Guinard "Forest Fire Trucks".

Sears Jeep Parts Catalogue now includes a page of fiberglass body parts from the 1975 "Jeep and Scout" edition.

Jeeps in Cuba has some good new photos of Willys conversions.

A cool CJ-6 ad, and photos of vehicles at a used Jeep dealer in the 1980s and 90s, new in History of Jeeps in Australia.

More examples of Stamped Numbers on CJ-3B Frames, but no explanation for the triangular sets of numbers.

F-head in a Low Hood now featuring Brad Markgraf's CJ-3A, and Jerry Formaz in a Szekely aircraft starter in 1953.

Bill Myers' Blitz Buggy Fire Truck has been painted yellow.

A couple more surviving examples of factory Willys Ambulances in the US and Australia.

V6-powered CJ-6 City of Milwaukee snowplow, new on the Universal Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-6 page.

Interesting comment by Fiat Chrysler about Jeeps in India, plus an update on the end of the (CJ-3B-inspired) Mahindra Classic and birth of the (CJ-7-inspired) Mahindra Thar, in Jeeps in India.

Nice newspaper ad from New Zealand on the Mahindra Marketing Tales page. Were they actually selling Mahindras there in the 70s?

1963 Mitsubishi J3R Jeep Art now includes Hidemi's new engraving.

Old Jeep Carbs LLC in North Carolina rebuilds carburetors and fuel pumps, and is now on the page of Willys Parts Source Links.

One of the first CJ-3Bs to reach Turkey in 1953, now has a Turkish flag soft top.

Some new photos of Turkish Army Jeeps in Cyprus in 1974.

A 1961 photo of a Danish Army CJ-3B.

And two Danish M38A1s with the United Nations peacekeepers in Cyprus.

A photo of the best-organized Jeep toolbox you're likely to see, new in Tools to Carry in Your Jeep.

Airport Ground Service Jeeps has some new photos.

Some new information and two big black & white prints of the secretaries in a World War II jeep, balanced on beer bottles in front of The Willys-Overland Administration Building.

Before and after photos of Bill Wise's snowplow Jeep restoration, in 1961 Owners' Photos.

New in Willys Parts Source Links: Tonka Jeep Limited in Minnesota, who sell parts for big Jeeps, not Tonkas!

New photos of Jeep Gladiator Fire Trucks from Australia, Canada and the USAF.

New in the Toy Jeeps Pages: an HO-scale model of the Dutch NEKAF M38A1.

All the action photos now included, from Willys' all-time most interesting publication: Jeep Vehicles in Public Service.

Bigger images of the World's Most Useful Vehicle brochure.

More and larger pages from the Jeep vehicles and equipment for industry booklet.

"Be Your Own Boss" -- this great offer is new on the Jeep-A-Trench page.

List of the significance of some Trim Codes for upholstery colors, added to Willys Paint Samples 1959-65.

David Nixon, whose CJ-3B in the Congo was the subject of A Jeep Called "I Presume", died in Victoria BC in February 2017.

Another Homemade High Hood spotted in Colorado.

Photos from a 2017 military Jeep rally are new in More M606 Action in Argentina.

Tips on Lubricating Your Jeep now includes Oldtime's lessons from the Service Manuals on what gear oils to use.

A caution about using the correct Rear Main Bearing Seal, added to Hurricane Rebuilding Tips.

New Universal Jeep Designs, 1949-53 has a new photo and some updated speculation about why the CJ-3B went into production instead of the CJ-4 or X-98.

Using a lot of oil, or finding gunk in the oil? Check the Crankcase Ventilation System page, for new tips on checking the PCV valve.

A suggested list of drivetrain replacement parts to bring along on a long road trip, added to Tools to Carry in Your Jeep.

Trying to figure out the significance of the letters stamped after the serial numbers on exported Jeeps.

New in the Toy Jeeps Pages: early French tinplate ambulance and a $600 white Matchbox Hot Rod.

Early aluminum hardtop with "suicide doors" turns up; photos on the Carson Car Craft Jeep Body page.

Updated the Worman Jee-Cabs page to include the 1953 Post Office prototype, and the end of Jee-Cab production in 1955.

Matchbox 2016 Jeeps is our annual review of Matchbox diecast toys, including this year's Jeep 75th Anniversary series.
Links to more of the best Hurricane engine photos from CJ-3B owners.

More discussion about using a Toyota Land Cruiser replacement starter, on the Starter Problems page.

The first addition in quite a while to 1961 Owners' Photos is a Jeep that was exported to India.

3Bs in the Sand has some nice beach photos of the same Jeep.

The same Jeep's unusual frame stamping has been added to Stamped Numbers on CJ-3B Frames.

More alliteration and more details of the 1/11-scale Mechanical Mule model, in Cast Aluminum M-274 Mule.

1976 USAF Kaiser J20, and 2010 Mahindra Field Ambulance, new on the Military Ambulances page.

Denny Hoelzer's beautiful '55 3B was a surprise gift, and he sent some Owner's Photos.

Iñaki Bilbao's EBRO Bravo has been newly restored, and has been added to Los Jeeps: Made in Spain.

Jeeps in Australia gets a new table of contents with more pictures.

Curt Hickman's '54 CJ-3B and chainsaw is another good photo for the Firewood page.

Fire Service Jeeps and Jeeps in Colombia are the latest menu pages to get the new easier-to-click format with more thumbnails.

Two Jeeps and a Land Rover at an Angolan border post -- a photo added to Jeeps at War in Angola, 1973.

I made the Boyer Jeep Fire Engine Production List more readable, and added Boyer serial number J186 to the list.

A United Nations peacekeeping CJ-3B in the Argentinian Army Museum, is new in M606 Displays in Argentina.

Is anybody doing a restoration of an M606 as used in Vietnam? A link to artwork for the MDAP sticker (130K PNG) is now included in Presidential Jeep in Vietnam.

More photos from Jeep Cross, the 80's Spanish off-road racing series.

Mitsubishi CJ3B-J7 fire engine with rear-mounted pump, new in CJ-3B Fire Jeeps Around the World.

Egyptian platoon wiped out in the North Yemen Civil War. But where did the CJ-3B come from? Photo taken in Yemen circa 1963 is new in CJ-3Bs Around the Planet.

It's not a Jeep, but I have an update on the Hollywood camera car used for shooting Hatari.

Canada Post still brings the mail to CJ3B.info in a right-hand-drive Jeep: I posted a photo in Delivery Jeep Bodies.

Additional excellent photos from 1958, new in Promoting the Australian-Made CJ-3B.

New photo of Vaughn Becker and Santa in a CJ-3B at Christmas 2014.

Update and expansion of the Jeeps in Brasil page.

Diecast 1/43 Bomberos CJ-3Bs from South America added to Fire Service CJ-3B Toys.

Herm Tilford describes his rebuilt T-98 kit on the T98a Four-Speed Transmission page.

Herm also sent instructions on removing an overdrive safely, for the Overdrive Tech Tips page.

Added to Military Jeeps in Spain: restored LWB Spanish Army Jeep seen by John Carroll in Pamplona.

Hidemi Hishikawa's 1963 Mitsubishi J3R in early 2016, added to CJ-3B Snow Jeeps.

Photos of Luis Mariano Paz's impeccable new 1967 Kaiser M606 in Argentina.

A 1953 Willys Service Bulletin about carburetor flooding on steep slopes, added to Carter YF Carburetor Service Information.

More correct and detailed information from Mark Randall on distinguishing DJ-5, 5A and 5B postal Jeeps, added to The DJ-5 Dispatchers.

So then I changed "DJ-5A" to DJ-5B in the "Pictorial History of the Universal Jeep" because the 5B was actually the first with the extended nose. As we all know, the difference between A and B is significant!

I remembered another Transport Yellow CJ-3B on the website which is definitely original paint.

Added soft top installation instructions from BestTop and Kayline as PDF's on the Putting on a Soft Top page.

New photos of the Forgotten Jeep.

Clarification of the effect of the fuel pump spacer on fuel pressure, added to Fuel Pump Tech Tips.

I added some new unidentified pictures to the page of "Historical Photos" and renamed the page Posing With Jeeps.

I have discovered that the photo taken On the Fireline was in fact taken in California, not Oregon. And another version of the photo is in an archive in North Carolina.

The page on Traffic Line Painting in Vancouver and Seattle was lost for a while, but it's back now.

Posted some wrap-up comments on the 2016 British Columbia Trail Ride.

Picture taken by Don Norris of his front-mounted winch in action in North Carolina, added to Koenig Winch Tips.

Photos of the 1966 Willys Interlagos II prototype in Brazil, added to Jeep Designers at Work.

Warn Willys at SEMA 2014 gets its own page.

New photos added to CJ-3B Rock Crawlers.

I just heard that the Núpsstadur Jeppi is still on the farm in Iceland -- we have photos.

Federico found an undated photo of a Royal Canadian Navy CJ-3B taken in London, England.

I updated the photos and audio clips of The Original Nellybelle.

New photos on the Police Service Cherokees page.

A link to a 2015 video tour of the ICON CJ-3B Dog.

Koenig All Steel Jeep Cabs now includes installation instructions for Jiffy Cabs and Super Cabs, courtesy of Don Norris.

I found Las Brisas: Birthplace of the Jeep Gala (which apparently had been missing for more than a year.) If you notice a bad link on the website, please let me know. Thanks!

Oldtime's list of common part numbers for a Dauntless engine rebuild, added to the V6 Engine Conversion Manual.

Some new tips for installing the heater hoses, on Heater Tech Tips.

Updated the Jeep Radio Commercials so you should be able to play them in your web browser.

New in Pricing and Factory Options: a 1961 Retail Prices list for all Jeep models and options.

A Spanish-built Jeep living at the foot of a volcano in Peru, is new in The World's Jeep.

A question in VAM Jeeps in Mexico about taillights on Mexican-assembled CJ-3Bs.

A mention of the IC-EO and GO/NO GO methods, on the Valve Adjustment page.

A Jeep sliced in half, and stills from Gamera vs. Monster X (Japan, 1970) added to the page about the giant turtle.

Steve Decker bought his 1953 CJ-3B and drove it 90 miles home to Rochester.

"Dimensions and Specifications of the Complete 1960 Line of Jeep Vehicles", added to CJ-3B Drawings and Dimensions.

Cabela's is the latest to tap into CJ-3Bs in Advertising.

Room for Sunbathing: LWB Jeeps in Spain -- now incuding the early VIASA, 70's EBRO, and 80's Avia.

CJ-3B Magazine Articles has been streamlined to make it easier to browse the great clippings, such as:

Video clips updated to make them more compatible with some recent browsers:

See Acapulco in a Pink Jeep now also includes some blue and white Hertz rental Jeeps.

1954 CJ-3B "OB" Serial Numbers now updated with the earliest known example, from Carlos Alberto Barrera Toro in Colombia.

Updated links on Importing Jeeps Into North America.

Photo of 1968 Jeepster popemobile turns up.

A 1972 Sears Christmas catalogue page is new on the Other Tonka Jeeps page.

Another CJ-3B Ansul Chemical Crash Truck has turned up, at the historic Elko, Nevada airport.

Very original Julep Green '56 comes out of storage near the Rose Bowl.

Mahindra CJ-3B Made in Switzerland? -- the mysterious "Sabavia Commando."

Unsual hardtop DJ-3A Surrey, added to the bottom of the Surrey Gala Jeep page.

Simon Bruton has produced some high-resolution reproductions of the air cleaner and valve cover decals, which are available for download on the Engine Paint and Decals page.

Photos by Ben Hildred show the offset air deflector on the back of the Radiator Guard.

The interesting story of Ken Jordan's contributions over many years as a Jeep engineer, is new on the Willys Engineering page.

Kelly Manufacturing heir Mike Kelly provides the inside story on the relationship between Kelly All-Steel Jeep Cabs and Beck Jeep Cabs.

Downloadable PDF file for the early version of the 4-Wheel Drive Tailgate Stencil.

Tips on insulating wiring to avoid corrosion, in Replacing the Wiring Harness.

The Vibration Dampener page now includes Willys-Overland drawings of the wood blocks and their mounting location.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this website. -- Derek Redmond

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