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Offline ysi_maniac

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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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Offline Story

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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 »


All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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