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    Posted 11 years ago

    pickingupb…
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    Had this Marx Willys Jeep a long time. Did not know it was Marx until this morn. In pretty good shape with expected scrapes and bruises. Hood raises and windshield folds down. All steel interior, no plastic i think this is from the 40's. Have been un-able to date it. I have seen different varities with tops and spares Two tiny holes in rear dont know what are for or if something is missing also has trailer hitch. Thanks for looking.

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    1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      picking------found this, >>http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3b/toys/Marx.html............it had the following in it and more.
      >>>>The design of the Marx Jeep must have been done in collaboration with the Willys-Overland company. The Marx Jeep incorporated postwar Willys features in its design. This dates its origin to 1944/1945, while Willys was working on a civilian version of the jeep. When Willys finally produced the CJ-2A in 1945 it had features distinctly different than its military parent. For instance: the Marx Jeep uses seven openings in its grille instead of the military nine. The Marx Jeep uses the protruding headlights found on 1945 CJ-2A's. Perhaps most significant is the front bumper weight located just behind the front bumper and stretching from frame to frame. This 275 lb. weight had two hand holes at each end for use as handles. Its function was to equalize traction when pulling very heavy loads such as when plowing a field. The bumper weight was introduced as an option on the first postwar Jeep, the CJ-2A. It was never used on military jeeps.


      Hope this helps you...
    2. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 11 years ago
      Thanks Bellin. let me save enough for gas. Take about a year lol
    3. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 11 years ago
      thanks pwsest
    4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 11 years ago
      Thanks miKKo
    5. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 11 years ago
      Thanks a lot Hedgewalker
    6. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 11 years ago
      TAL country_pickers

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