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Nick Find’s Another Valentine APU

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Nick’s on a roll this week. His tireless search efforts have paid off with another Valentine-produced APU, but this time it’s a 3 wheeler.

You can read his update on the end of this thread: https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/topic37074_post416567.html#416567

 
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The Yagu, a Tucker-Combat Car-like Vehicle

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All old is new again? Maury pointed out this vehicle called the YAGU, an Israeli built three-person lightweight, speedy, offroad fighting machine with a gun mounted on the top. Look familiar? Seems like an updated version of the Tucker Tiger Tank, also known as the Tucker Combat Car (see videos below).

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The Tucker Combat Car. First vid is short with sound, the second is a detailed look without sound. One of the innovations the Tucker has that the Yagu doesn’t? All the (very thick) windows are the same size and can be quickly swapped in and out (read more at Hemmings).

 
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Jeep Commercial: 66 Years of fun

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UPDATE: I ran this post back in 2010. I think it’s time for a repost. 

If this commercial played on TV, I must have missed it.

On a tangential note (and a completely skippable one), one of the shots in the movie appears to show Jane Goodall with some chimpanzees.  My tech company did a co-project with her and ESRI (the Microsoft of mapping software) for an ESRI event in San Diego.  Long story short, we had a party after the event and rented a sushi restaurant.  It turns out ..  well … let’s just say she’s not a fan of eating fish (she’s a serious vegetarian I believe).  OOOPPPSS!  I’m not all that sure she really likes people either, but perhaps it was an off day for her (though I ended up sneaking her out of the back of the restaurant; but that’s another story).  So, the tip of the day is, if you invite Jane to dinner, don’t serve Sushi!

Anyway, enjoy the video:

 
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Francis ‘Jeep” Sanza Dies at Age 99

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David Tracy at Jalopnik wrote a nice piece about the death of Vernal Patton’s Driver during WWII, Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza. It includes the following video clip and a shot of one of the vehicles Sanza drove, one with a variety of mods.

Read more here: https://jalopnik.com/general-pattons-driver-during-world-war-ii-francis-jeep-1822777372

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News Video About the Upton’s “Last Mile”

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Art forwarded this local (for me) news segment about the Upton’s story of completing the last mile of their around-the-world trip. More information and links here.

 
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Throwing Wrenches: A New Youtube Show

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Merlin Hanson, Mike Gardner, and Joe Beadenkopf will be headlining a new youtube show called Throwing Wrenches. Merlin and Joe joined us for the trip to Alaska. Most folks probably don’t know Joe. A testament to Joe’s mechanical ability is that he’s driven his modified CJ-3B across the US and back (a couple years ago) and all the way from Maryland to Alaska and back (via Portland) last year without issue. He also drove farther in his jeep than any other Alaska Or Rust participant.

Here’s the inaugural video. Mike tells a nice story while driving at the end of this episode:

 
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M-151 Mutt Engine Removal Video

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I think this method of filming engine removals of L-134 and other vintage jeep engines could prove useful to folks. I didn’t know the radiator was attached to the “power pack” on the M-151. That’s handy!

 
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Some Folks Playing w/ Their Jeeps

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I ran across this video of some folks playing with their jeeps.

 
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1945? VEC CJ-2A St. George, UT $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, videos

It’s got a few mods. The video made me homesick for Utah! I hear Southern Utah calling me!

“1945 Willys CJ2 Jeep for sale in St. George Utah. Runs great and is in very good condition”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale18/adm023/adm023.html

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1962 FC-170 Commercial

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This was floating around Facebook. It mostly features an FC-170 dually, but one of the first scenes is a CJ-5 jumping a gully.

 
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1949 Color Video of Exploring Southern Utah

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This CJ-2A has the spare tire on the side and sports a Beck “ECONO” Model F3B-100 hardtop.

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The CJ-2A has the same hardtop, but for some reason it no longer has a side mount tire.

Frazier spotted a wonderful color video from 1949. Credit for the one-hour length film goes to Ray and Virginia Garner. As I watched it the first time I was struck by the quality of the cuts, the closeups and faraway shots, and the overall sense of a narrative, despite the lack of sound. A little research proved that this wasn’t Ray’s first video. He’s got a long resume that stretched back to pre-WWII. He and his wife Virginia continued filming for years, traveling around the world, and made films for NBC and ABC News.

LINK FOR VIDEO==> Check out the one hour video that starts near Moab and ends within Canyonlands National Park. The jeep section begins at the 15:30 mark and lasts the rest of the film. You’ll eventually realize that there are two green CJ-2As, though I didn’t see a scene that ever showed both together. If you know southern Utah at all you will really appreciate this gem.

Here’s the archived description:
Movie (color, no sound, 57 minutes, 33 seconds): a home movie by Ray Garner shows various scenes in the deserts of the American Southwest. Ray and Virginia Garner take a road trip in a wood-frame station wagon, camping in the desert of Utah and Arizona. Scenes include Arches National Monument, sand dunes, the La Sal Mountains from Arches, cactus and other vegetation, Monument Valley, wildlife (caterpillar, lizard, insects, scorpion, “Hassayampa legend” sign; car travel in the desert; camping; a windmill pumping water; men climb El Capitan (Agathla Peak) in northern Arizona; the couple in a motorboat on the Colorado River. jeep ride at Dugout Ranch and Canyonlands, San Juan County; petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock; dynamiting a boulder to clear a path for the Jeep; Chesler Park and the Needles area; Indian ruins (Beef Basin?); small planes land and take off at Chesler Park; installing climbing ropes on rocks in Canyonlands to access Indian ruins; Wedding Ring Arch in Salt Creek Canyon; Indian ruins and petroglyph (“All-American Man”) in Salt Creek area. Final sequence shows more natural arches.

 
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C. W. McCall’s CJ-5 W/ Four Wheel Drive Song

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I remember this song fondly. It was on the first and only album (Wolf Creek Pass) my father brought home for me. I think he won it as a door price at some jeep event. Thanks to Maury for sharing the link. You’ll notice that the person who assembled the photos didn’t know the difference between a CJ-5 and CJ-7….

 
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Three-Year-Old Builds Mini-Willys

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Blaine shared this video of a three-year-old assembling this mini-willys. Can anyone identify the language?

 
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1966 Video of the 14th Annual Jeep Jamboree

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This video demonstrates how many different types of vehicles were participating. At several points you’ll see a rare siting of an Austin Champ going offroad. Note also the nearly brand-new looking Tux Park. Great stuff!

 
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Dirt Everyday’s Wagon/YJ Build

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In this episode, the folks at Dirt Every Day took two broken jeeps, a wagon and a YJ, and made one running jeep.

 
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FJ-3 Restoration by Fantomworks Next Week

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Ron and Valerie Patton’s FJ-3 will appear on the Fantomworks reality tv show next Tuesday on Velocity. Read more here: http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/lawrence-county-native-hits-reality-tv-with-jeep-restoration/article_b9f30e1a-6c02-11e7-a70b-f313d391a204.html

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Core77 Article about Crated Jeeps

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Joe in Mesa forwarded this article posted at Core77, an industrial design website, about crated jeeps. Not a perfect article regarding jeeps, but it does have good photos and a video, one of which I’ve posted below. The Core77 site is an interesting one to explore.

http://www.core77.com/posts/63223/How-WWII-Jeeps-Were-Crated-for-Shipping?utm_medium

 
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1960 Wagon Rebuild Video

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Seth shared this video of a Wagon rebuild/refurb.

 
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Noland and His CJ-2A in the Sawtooth Mountian

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Nolan and his brother Heath used a drone and camera to create this video. It sure is gorgeous country!

Camas County, Sawtooth National Forest from Heath Watte on Vimeo.

 
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Reviving a Dead Willys Video

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Steve shared this video about reviving a rusty, dead looking jeep.

 
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Vintage Rubicon Trail Video

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This vintage Rubicon video was linked to on Facebook.

 
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Short Video Featuring a Ford GPA

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This photo was posted by Brendan Gibbons to Facebook. It shows his uncle driving a Ford GPA in 1946.

 
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1960 Florida Swamp Race Video

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Just a few updates tonight ….. This early video shared by David shows a few modified flatties. The film footage was taken by Frank Parks of Rockville, Maryland, in Florida in the summer of 1960.

 
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CJ-5 Commercial

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Nice vintage CJ-5 commercial shared on Facebook.

 
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CJ-5 Fire Jeep Video

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It’s not a long video, but this is a fine looking CJ-5 fire jeep.