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Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:13:41 PM »
I was unable to find a dedicated thread to Jeep. Really surpised. If I am wrong, please correct me.

Two ways to stretch a soviet Jeep.


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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 02:37:57 AM »
Some odd balls for you:






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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 05:22:57 AM »
Pro bono publica, drawings of the 37mm M3 AT gun mount for the jeep (and other vehicles, I reckon).
http://users.multipro.com/brentandloriann/37mm_at_gun_mounts_on_jeeps.htm

T-14 extended Jeep w/ 37mm
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 05:59:01 AM by Story »

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 04:24:29 AM »
Modified Jeeps used by the Australian Army to run supplies on the Beaufort-Jesselton railway line in Borneo, 1945.:




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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 11:02:15 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 12:35:46 PM »
Interesting  --  Good history writeup Jon.  Thanks.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 12:17:20 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


Reminds me of a short story I read "way back when" in the seventh or eighth grade (that's a minimum of 55 years ago, forgive me if I don't remember all the details) entitled, IIRC, The Affair of the Wayward Jeep.  It's set during the Korean conflict when a young hot-rodder is assigned as a general's drive and he improves the general's ride, including swapping on the straight four for a Buick V-8 out of the salvage area.  When the general gets ambused, they get away because that jeep moves faster than the expected standard jeep.

Damn, now I'm going to have to find that story again and re-read for pleasure.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 02:44:35 AM »


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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2021, 01:03:07 AM »
With MGM-21A (Nord SS.10):




Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vivsiToYT8
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2021, 01:06:30 AM »
Best Value models did have a 1/35 kit of this too:

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2021, 07:50:16 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


Reminds me of a short story I read "way back when" in the seventh or eighth grade (that's a minimum of 55 years ago, forgive me if I don't remember all the details) entitled, IIRC, The Affair of the Wayward Jeep.  It's set during the Korean conflict when a young hot-rodder is assigned as a general's drive and he improves the general's ride, including swapping on the straight four for a Buick V-8 out of the salvage area.  When the general gets ambused, they get away because that jeep moves faster than the expected standard jeep.

Damn, now I'm going to have to find that story again and re-read for pleasure.

Delayed read of post, but Buick didn't have a V-8 until the 1st Gen 322 in3 'nailhead' was
first offered to the public in late '53 for the '54 model year. It would be way too big, and
heavy, for a jeep.

Buick 322
Length: 33.50
Height: 29.00   
Width: 28.00
Weight: 685 lbs

Willys L-134 'Go Devil'
Length: 26.53
Height: 27.34   
Width: 21.16
Weight: 365 lbs
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2021, 08:20:21 AM »
Maybe it was an Oldsmobile Rocket? The timing is about right. Not sure though if that 1949 Olds 303 would have been much smaller than the later Buick  :(
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2021, 11:47:59 AM »
It seems to have been a story for the entertainment of children, does it really have to be that accurate? ???
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2021, 02:34:18 AM »
Maybe it was an Oldsmobile Rocket? The timing is about right. Not sure though if that 1949 Olds 303 would have been much smaller than the later Buick  :(

Similar size but heavier.
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2021, 12:10:33 PM »
I love proper windows in AFVs :smiley: ;)



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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2021, 02:51:05 AM »
What can I do with a Willys Jeep at 1/35 and a M20 at 1/56?



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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2021, 07:18:10 PM »
M20 variants rock.  Inspiring  8)

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2021, 12:06:17 AM »
Peugeot P4 (based on Mercedes Benz G) is pretty much a "jeep".


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_P4

We had them in UN peace keeping forces in Lebanon in 1991. Power wasn't exactly abundant, going up steep slopes while carrying a bit of load.


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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2021, 04:51:34 AM »
When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.


Reminds me of a short story I read "way back when" in the seventh or eighth grade (that's a minimum of 55 years ago, forgive me if I don't remember all the details) entitled, IIRC, The Affair of the Wayward Jeep.  It's set during the Korean conflict when a young hot-rodder is assigned as a general's drive and he improves the general's ride, including swapping on the straight four for a Buick V-8 out of the salvage area.  When the general gets ambused, they get away because that jeep moves faster than the expected standard jeep.

Damn, now I'm going to have to find that story again and re-read for pleasure.

The story is The Affair of the Wayward Jeep and it's set during the Korean War.

Mauldin's description of the Jeep being re-engined with a Ford flathead V-8 from a
Japanese staff car aligns with what Wally created and I wouldn't be at all surprised
if Bill knew about Wally's hotrod Jeep.

Cheers, Jon

p.s. the story was originally in the Saturday Evening Post but it was later reprinted
in various collections including 52 Miles to Terror which is available for checkout
on the Internet Archive site:
https://archive.org/details/52milestoterroro00carl
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2021, 08:57:15 AM »
drive backwards & Attack !!

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2021, 09:48:23 AM »
Generals need a mobile-home !

I love proper windows in AFVs :smiley: ;)

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2021, 01:02:56 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2021, 04:09:49 PM »
drive backwards & Attack !!

More images and details:  https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=227369

Useful insight right here -

This modification was created by the 17th Infantry Regiment. Talking to Korean War veterans of the Regiment Association during one of our reunions. They me it was used to supplement their I&R platoon during the Battle of the Guardposts time period. (? 1952-53).

Based on close/ enlargement of the photos, my opinion is that they had reversed the drive train. Rear axle under the engine and the front diff was placed where the rear axle was originally attached. The crew compartment was reversed. the driver is now over the front axle and sat on the right side. It had a ball turret 30 cal MG. The ball turret most likely is one that was used on the M4A3E8 tank. I'm saying this is because the Tank Company was equipped with the Easy 8 Sherman. IT was also armed with two 30 cal and one 90mm Recoilless rifle on a pedestal.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2021, 09:04:05 AM »
Those mods are pretty significant. I'm sure JMNs would complain that mods like that are just not done, especially in a combat zone.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2021, 05:38:30 PM »
Hi raafif, I love your 2 last posts. :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2022, 06:22:18 AM »
This Gopnik Z-Team UAZ 3909 is still available in the west, but not for long.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2022, 08:02:53 AM »
This Gopnik Z-Team UAZ 3909 is still available in the west, but not for long.

You know what you must do, Tovarich.

PS - https://karpatiatrucks.com/uaz-452-bukhanka/
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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2022, 11:03:18 PM »
Army Day, 1942

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2022, 11:47:29 PM »
That’s the Army for you. Wasting everyone’s time for probably a week getting ready for a dog and poney show.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2022, 12:07:03 AM »
That’s the Army for you. Wasting everyone’s time for probably a week getting ready for a dog and poney show.

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2022, 08:04:19 AM »
More diorama inspiration

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Re: Jeep and the like on every army in the world
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2022, 12:25:49 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:
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