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Laurel & Hardy in Great Guns

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UPDATE: I located a full video clip of the ‘jeep’. Mark discovered via Hemmings that this was a plywood prop built on a Ford chassis for the Laurel & Hardy movie Great Guns. It’s reported the prop still exists in a private collection.

laurel-hardy-odd-body-prototype

 

7 Comments on “Laurel & Hardy in Great Guns

  1. Mark S.

    That is an amazing picture. The picture was released in Oct. 1941, how would Hollywood be able to get there hands on a prototype. I wonder if this something that movie studio built to replicate a Jeep? I have never heard of this vehicle before, always something new on this site to make you scratch your head!

  2. mmdeilers Post author

    Now that you say it, it could be a replication. That would explain its odd look. It’s wheelbase does seem unusually long.

    It’s worth taking a closer look at the over all clip (which I don’t have at the moment). Maybe that will yield insights.

  3. Mark S.

    I found some interesting info on Hemmings’ blog from 2011. According to Robert D. Cunningham, it is a plywood mock-up on a Ford chassis. He states that it still exists in private collectors hands.

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