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Happy boys in France 1944

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Happy boys in France 1944

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zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 11:53AM

nice jeep
Nigel_Knowitall Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 01:54PM

It is a Ford GPW, ca 1944
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 04:06PM

gotta disagree... 40's Jeep Willys

[www.supercars.net]
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 05:47PM

image link : [www.plus613.com]
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 05:49PM

that's a willys ^^^^
Nigel_Knowitall Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 06:43PM

I am so sorry, but I maintain it is a Ford GPW.

This is evidenced by the square front member underneath the radiator grille, and the shape of the L/H fender near the front shock absorber bracket. The year 1944 is based on the form of the steering wheel. It could be a replacement item, but I doubt it. Reporters and photographers were better drivers than most GI's.

brokntoad.
The vehicle in that link is mis-labeled as it is also a Ford GPW, even though the (repro) ident plate says WILLYS MB.

fossil_digger.
The vehicle in that picture is a M38A1, mid to late production run, ca. 1958-59, difficult to tell with that picture.

How do I know?

I used to work at one of the bigger military surplus vehicle companies in Europe. I personally own 6 different types of military JEEPs, and I have restored many examples of the vehicles in question here. I am a national referee for military vehicles at car shows,...yada, yada, yada yawning
smiley)
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 07:52PM

my couisin still has it though and it still runs through hell at the deer lease.
so there..:~}
do willys parts fit on Fords nigel?
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 10:44PM

Ford built these under contract as well as Willys Overland, whom were relegated to building utility trailers for the army if I'm not mistaken. Right Nigel?
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: October 02, 2006 11:08PM

Fun facts; The name "Jeep" comes from the military designation "GP" or general purpose.

The word "Huey" came from the army designation "HU-1" for the helicopter that faithfully served our soldiers in Vietnam.

The word "Humvee" comes from the army designation "HMMV" or = High Mobility Multiwheeled Vehicle =.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: October 03, 2006 03:17AM

HMMWV correction, = High mobility multi wheeled vehicle =.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 03, 2006 10:07AM


The origin of the term "jeep"

[en.wikipedia.org]
madmex2000 Report This Comment
Date: October 03, 2006 06:46PM

ReCreated WW2 pic. You can goto these events on scheduled weekend. I looked into getting a bunch of gamers that played COD2(Call of Duty 2) to goto event so we could get some authentic lookin photographs.
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: October 08, 2006 06:46PM

"national referee"? wtf is that?
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: October 08, 2006 06:47PM

Do they like fight them or something?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 09, 2006 05:16PM

you have to make 'em beep out