This is how the Jeep craze started. Great Grandfather to the JL.

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The Transmission
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Early Willys MB with mud flotation adaptors
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Old time off road tracks on a Jeep
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Just for fun
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Great piece of equipment to tow behind your Willys MB
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Jeep warehouse,location unknown
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Did you order a jeep?
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Now that’s a kit I would like to have.
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I think the Roy Rogers show bought this version as Nelly Bell.
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Bullet holes in the windshield of this Jeep are a testament to the faithful service of the Medics of the 84th Division as they evacuate wounded soldiers in their makeshift Jeep ambulance.
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Donna Reed
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Even then they needed armed guards to protect their Jeeps.
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Jeep in Glider
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Experimental rocket firing jeep, US Navy Naval Air Facility, Inyokern, CA, 26 January 1945.
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Jeep Towing on an aircraft carrier – WWII
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That’s a lot of Jeeps
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A Special Air Service jeep patrol is greeted by its commander, Colonel David Stirling, on its return from the desert. 18 January 1943.
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Long Range Desert Group which carried out raids & recons deep behind enemy lines in North Africa between 1940 - 1943.
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Perfect thread to read on lunch break and wake me up enough to finish out the work day strong.
 

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Bravo, fantastic pictures that tell an amazing story about America, Americans and the Jeep Wrangler. Love it.
 

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Just wondering... What would one of those Jeeps in the original wood shipping crate worth today? My guess is $250,000 opening bid.
 

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Did you see the one with the MOBILE LATHE and the soldier using it--

Probably making armor piercing bullets--or a coffee mug for PATTON !

W.E.

THANX FOR THE LESSON-

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The Transmission
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Early Willys MB with mud flotation adaptors
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Old time off road tracks on a Jeep
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Just for fun
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Great piece of equipment to tow behind your Willys MB
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Jeep warehouse,location unknown
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Did you order a jeep?
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Now that’s a kit I would like to have.
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I think the Roy Rogers show bought this version as Nelly Bell.
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Bullet holes in the windshield of this Jeep are a testament to the faithful service of the Medics of the 84th Division as they evacuate wounded soldiers in their makeshift Jeep ambulance.
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Donna Reed
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Even then they needed armed guards to protect their Jeeps.
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Jeep in Glider
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Experimental rocket firing jeep, US Navy Naval Air Facility, Inyokern, CA, 26 January 1945.
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Jeep Towing on an aircraft carrier – WWII
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That’s a lot of Jeeps
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A Special Air Service jeep patrol is greeted by its commander, Colonel David Stirling, on its return from the desert. 18 January 1943.
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Long Range Desert Group which carried out raids & recons deep behind enemy lines in North Africa between 1940 - 1943.
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This is one of the best history threads and set of pictures I have ever seen. Thank you very much for this!
 

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Great collection of photos, thanks for sharing!!
 

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Great pics tluke and thank you! What an education. I was under the impression that Jeep always had 7 slot grills but saw 9 and 8 slot grills. I loved the crate shots too. One last interesting thing. Ironically one was advertised for 50 dollars and today........50 thousand bucks.
 

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I can remember when those crated MBs were selling for $50....and you could buy a block of 50 at a time. $175 would get you a nice new Cat D7. $75 was good for a Harley WLA, in the box, as long as you liked OD color.

My uncle launched a road construction business in 1950, using entirely war surplus equipment, military trained operators, a GI small business loan, and a business degree he got on the GI Bill. They needed a lot of roads for all those new houses built on VA loans.

Jeez, what a time.
 

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Great pics tluke and thank you! What an education. I was under the impression that Jeep always had 7 slot grills but saw 9 and 8 slot grills. I loved the crate shots too. One last interesting thing. Ironically one was advertised for 50 dollars and today........50 thousand bucks.
They’ve done as few as 5 (DJ) and as many as 10 (early Comanche and XJ Cherokee).

Update: Heh, I don’t think I ever counted before, but the classic Rhino grille for Gladiators and Willys Wagons had 12 slots.
 

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I enjoyed this so much. Thank you!
 

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Great pics of the original MBs and much respect to those who served.
 

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On same theme, how many remember these famous jeeps??

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