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my thanks as well, ian----i very much enjoyed seeing all the jeeps, one had a set of canvas doors and side curtains, which i don't think i've seen before. was that a custom job, or simply something very rare?

 

Thank you...glad you enjoyed! The canvas side-screens are an accessory but did exist during WW2. On the show site were several dealerships which specialized in Jeep parts...both original and modern/reproduction....it's big business! In fact, you could virtually buy a Jeep in kit form! Some specialize in Jeep canvas accessories, made to order...everything from seat covers, tilts, and windshield covers to side screens!

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Thanks, Ian. Great pics1 Bob

 

Thank you Bob! ;)

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A Land Rover Defender alongside a WW2 Jeep. The very first Land Rover built in 1948 was heavily influenced by the WW2 Jeep. Basically, no Jeep = no Land Rover!

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

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Evolution.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Restoration project for someone?! :D

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"Son of Jeep"....well, sort of! ;)

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John Winston Lennon

 

 

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A twosome.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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389th Bomb Group.

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John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Prototype Land Rover 1947. Note the central steering column. These were initially developed as an off-road vehicle for farmers.

 

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The Austin Champ was a Jeep-inspired derivative designed for the British Army in the 50s. It was powered by a big Rolls-Royce engine. Although an effective off-road vehicle, it was really over-engineered and very expensive to procure. The advent of the much simpler Land Rover which could easily fulfill the Champ's intended role hastened its demise.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Cont'd...

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Ian i will have to get you a pic of dear old Dad driving a Champ , i know my mum has one as i was looking at it at the weekend !!

 

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Well that's a co-incidence Carl! Great...look forward to it...thanks! ;)

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Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Captured Jeep. Just add a Nazi flag!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Free French commandos in their twin-Vickers armed airborne Jeep. The camo'd captured German jerrycan is a nice touch!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Jeep fitted with improvised wire-cutter to prevent decapitation! :o

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Early Willys MA.

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Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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reddevil1311

We had our 42 Willys there which has a folding litter/stretcher rack on the back. Unfortunately, it spent the week in the shadows as a workhorse and was not seen by many people (we were working on the show so did not get to take it in to the arena for the jeep record attempt.

 

The 1/3 scale jeep bodies are made by a friend of mine here in Sweden. I am planning on getting one for when my boy is old enough :D

 

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Love those early Jeeps.

 

No later models though? M38, M38A1?

The paint stripping of M1 helmets, particularly protestor helmets, is destruction of history by the very men who claim to protect it.
Always looking for gear and items linked to the following: Joe S. Tamura US Army; Ken Tamura 442nd RCT; Capt. Emerson US Army Medical Corps, Norman Albert Wells Fifth Infantry Division

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Lots and lots, but this record attempt was just for MA, MB, GP, GPW, M201 etc (the WWII type jeep)

 

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Ian , as promised the photo littlebuddys dad in an Austin Champ !!!

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" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

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Great pic Carl...with the prerequisite leg out the side, GI style! :D Thanks for adding it!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Great pic Carl...with the prerequisite leg out the side, GI style! :D Thanks for adding it!

 

No problem , i think he would be about 19 in that pic so it must have been in Germany i think ?? about 1959 ish ???? if i remember correctly ??? :wacko:

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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