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..to the Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 -aka- the World War Two 'jeep'.

 

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First rolled off the assembly line in December 1941 at the Willys-Overland plant, and not long afterward by Ford. 76 years later and it's still as iconic as it was then!

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Lord... That thing is just waiting on some SOB to pull out in front of it...

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..to the Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 -aka- the World War Two 'jeep'.

 

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First rolled off the assembly line in December 1941 at the Willys-Overland plant, and not long afterward by Ford. 76 years later and it's still as iconic as it was then!

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Hi Rusty, often copied since but Jeep was the vehicle that did the job during WWII, and loved world wide ever since.

 

Lewis. ( You can never own too many Jeeps ) :lol:

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Rusty, often copied since but Jeep was the vehicle that did the job during WWII, and loved world wide ever since.

 

Lewis. ( You can never own too many Jeeps ) :lol:

 

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Hi Ken!

 

 

Absolutely, it is a life changing invention. B)

 

PS - Happy New Year

 

Regards,

RC

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Some pics of a one of one tribute jeep Wrangler concept built in honor of Jeep's 75th:

 

Now that's cool! I'd buy one of those if they made them for retail sales! ???

 

Rick

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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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With the original photo... an anti-tank gun, a .30 cal and a rifle! That is like a dream fulfilled!

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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