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Happy 75th Anniversary to the Jeep
Topic Started: Aug 14 2016, 07:19 AM (1,818 Views)
Paula Ticks

http://taskandpurpose.com/badass-jeep-still-trucking-75-years/


The iconic Jeep was born out of wartime necessity. Now it’s 75 years old and tougher than ever.


Shortly before the start of World War II, the Department of War decided it would require a light reconnaissance vehicle. It started out by soliciting 135 manufacturers in 1940, including Ford, American Bantam Car Company, and Willys Overland Motors.


Thus the first General Purpose vehicles were born: The Willys Quad and the Ford “Pygmy.” Though the etymology is debated, lore suggests that General Purpose or G.P. was slurred to “jeep,” and the name stuck. However, this can’t be confirmed.


The CJ-1, or Civilian Jeep 1, was fielded in May of 1945. It would eventually undergo seven iterations before being replaced in 1987 by the wildly popular Jeep Wrangler that we still see produced today.


And now, 75 years after the release of the very first General Purpose vehicle, Jeep has fielded dozens of models of sport utility vehicles across the defense and civilian space, and become a legend in the automobile industry.
Edited by Paula Ticks, Aug 14 2016, 07:28 AM.
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Close to 1000 Jeeps from all eras 'strutted their stuff' in Toledo, Ohio--Home of the Jeep. The parade had Jeep owners from all over the U.S. and Canada participating.

Happy Anniversary Jeep.
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Happy Anniversary, Jeep!
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My only experience with Jeeps is the Vietnam era M-38 which had a single barrel carb, heavy duty suspension, 24 V electrical system - and a top speed of about 53 MPH down hill, unloaded.

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I've been fortunate enough to go on 5 Jeepers' Jamborees in the Sierras back in the 80's and 90's, where you could see about every type ever built or modified.

The start in Georgetown, CA:
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On the trail:
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At the Rubicon Springs camp:
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It's an annual celebration of the brand.

https://www.jeepersjamboree.com/geninfo.html


I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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In the Toledo parade, there was a Jeep on a flat-bed truck said to be the rare '76 CJ-5 Super Jeep made for the Bicentennial like the one pictured above.

Best Jeep license plate: Grimm JPR
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Happy Anniversary from Corporal Klinger!!!

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Aug 14 2016, 01:08 PM
Happy Anniversary from Corporal Klinger!!!

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Corporal Klinger from MASH rocks! :guitar:
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where's his dress?
I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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Aug 14 2016, 06:49 PM
where's his dress?
In your closet.

No syi intended.
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Aug 14 2016, 08:03 AM
My only experience with Jeeps is the Vietnam era M-38 which had a single barrel carb, heavy duty suspension, 24 V electrical system - and a top speed of about 53 MPH down hill, unloaded.

:shakeshead:

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That gives it about +5 mph on my old Willys, unloaded, downhill, with a tail wind.
It went anywhere though. Well almost. It finally went only halfway across a river. RIP. Great little thing it was.

Had a CJ and a Cherokee too. Not sure how I feel about the new ones.
The steel of freedom does not stain
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edro14
Aug 15 2016, 09:01 PM
wilmywood8455
Aug 14 2016, 06:49 PM
where's his dress?
In your closet.

No syi intended.
Nice passive/aggressive insult on a no hostility board.

I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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Aug 16 2016, 12:40 AM
70-101
Aug 14 2016, 08:03 AM
My only experience with Jeeps is the Vietnam era M-38 which had a single barrel carb, heavy duty suspension, 24 V electrical system - and a top speed of about 53 MPH down hill, unloaded.

:shakeshead:

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That gives it about +5 mph on my old Willys, unloaded, downhill, with a tail wind.
It went anywhere though. Well almost. It finally went only halfway across a river. RIP. Great little thing it was.

Had a CJ and a Cherokee too. Not sure how I feel about the new ones.
The only thing that really scared me about those old 50-60s Jeeps was wet road cornering, above 30 MPH on a wet road you risk flipping over, with no seat belts or roll bar to help save you. I believe some of the poor cornering and wet road sliding was caused by the military tires - that basically run forever, in theory anyway.



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This is a 2012 Jeep FC Concept vehicle based on the 50's - 60's era Jeep FC-150 go anywhere work truck.



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Aug 16 2016, 05:30 AM
edro14
Aug 15 2016, 09:01 PM
wilmywood8455
Aug 14 2016, 06:49 PM
where's his dress?
In your closet.

No syi intended.
Nice passive/aggressive insult on a no hostility board.

Was going to comment on it and your pm just landed. Commented there. Thanks was not intending to do an syi.
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Sloppy steering design led to Military jeeps being easy to flip especially in muddy roads. Plus those 3/4 ton trucks were hard to steer, they too slip all over the place.
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edro14
Aug 16 2016, 05:43 PM
wilmywood8455
Aug 16 2016, 05:30 AM
edro14
Aug 15 2016, 09:01 PM

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Nice passive/aggressive insult on a no hostility board.

Was going to comment on it and your pm just landed. Commented there. Thanks was not intending to do an syi.
No problem, just be more careful. Stay clean for a while and I'll take the dot off.

I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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Thanks Wilmy.
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You trying to get your post count up?








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I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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