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How to Waterproof Your Willys Jeep

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UPDATE: This video is now included on this website: https://www.motorious.com/articles/news/365606/how-military-waterproofed-willys-jeeps

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Original Post appear July 2014:

 

8 Comments on “How to Waterproof Your Willys Jeep

  1. Mike Finegan

    Wow, what a great film with a “DRY” sense of humor. I didn’t know it was that easy to water proof my Jeep. Now where do I get some of that ASBESTOS waterproofing compound? Wait a minute, did you say ASBESTOS?

  2. Eric

    Yeah… ASBESTOS…… no gloves, no masks…

    Very cool. I was a little surprised about nothing in regards to the exhaust…

  3. STEVE

    Sir James Grigg, then Secretary for War, later told the House of Commons: “Despite the fact that many of the vehicles went ashore through five feet of water in heavy seas, less than two out of every 1,000 were drowned off the beaches.” And these included battle casualties.
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    pretty good statistics.

  4. SE Pennsylvania Steve

    I’m not sure asbestos can be absorbed through the skin, I thought all well known problems occur when you inhale it.
    Many rusty jeeps we see today look like they were driven through salt water, don’t ya think?

  5. Gayland Leddy

    Also known as compound 219 – https://skylighters.org/encyclopedia/compound219.html .
    Asbestos is only harmful when the fibers become airborne and are inhaled. There are still hundreds of thousands of house holds in the US with Asbestos-Cement siding and with asbestos in the wallboard. It is OK until the shingles or board is broken and the fibers become airborne. I deal with it frequently on military bases in/on existing buildings.
    I would think the petroleum products in the compound were the hazardous part of the mix. That COULD be absorbed into the skin. But this was a more risky time in history and such hazards were accepted as part of the job; like dodging bullets.

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