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1946 Popular Science Steering Article

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This April of 1946 article in Popular science highlighted the steering mechanism used on the four wheel steel “Circus” jeeps.



8 Comments on “1946 Popular Science Steering Article

  1. bob in pa

    My Denali PU truck has 4 wheel steer. All wheel drive.

    Above 35 mph, the front wheels and rear wheels turn in different directions when taking a turn.

  2. Dave from Mn

    Have you seen the article in Farm Collector magazine? 4 pages on 5 different Jeep loaders. Done by Jim Gay.

  3. Bingo

    Raises a lotta ???’s fer me. Did they reverse cut gears for the rear, flipped, front axle.
    & it looks like a driver drop Xfer case & f. pumpkin in the picture. But then….I’m an ol fart w/bad eyes, who sometimes can’t get his front or rear in gear.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    What’s even cooler is we think we know which BRC-40 is pictured above in the article. It is currently going through a restoration. More on that in a future post.

    Vernon: According to this site , Bantam (BRC-40), Ford (GP), and Willys (MA) all built 50 four-wheel-steer jeep prototypes. There were also 50 Ford GPW four-wheel-steering jeeps built. Most were lost.

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