This new video from Mark & Tom Smith share the Jeep Farm’s work on a 1976 Wagoneer.
Nick’s got an update on his APU:
“Last week the stars aligned for the Valentine APU. For months, Tom and Arno have dug through vintage photographs and literature to see what the correct generator was for the NA-4 APU. We finally had it figured out: a Jack and Heintz G32. What would you know, a single G32 was actually for sale on eBay! It was unreal.
The owner purchased the generator from California where it was completely rebuilt. His original plan was to build an electric car with it, but the project was never started. Having original paint was the cherry on top!
This weekend I pulled the PTO system off my Jeep and unseized the shifter. Everything else worked great. The generator slid into the shaft like a glove, and the bolt pattern was perfect. I still can’t believe it.”
I spotted this video on Facebook, but then it disappeared. It took me a couple hours to track it down again, discovering it was called BASIC TRAINING OF GLIDER BORNE TROOPS 78804. It’s a cool 1/2 hour video on loading equipment (first a trailer, then a jeep) aboard a glider. Some good knot techniques, too.
UPDATE: Christian updated his website with more pics and some background. There’s a summary at the bottom of the page: http://www.willys-am-tegernsee.de/?p=1425
This is the official video of the event. It’s in Italian, but still interesting:
Christian Pawlak and some of his jeep-owning friends just completed a thousand mile trip from Germany to Colonna, Italy, and back. In Colonna, they joined the Liberta/Column of Liberation celebration with 150 vehicles and almost 500 participants. They encountered some mechanical problems and some poor weather, but in Italy they had a great time chatting and eating. He shared a photo of their adventure below and will publish a story about their trip at his website when he has time. Click on the pic to view a much larger version.
Steve let me know that these to jeeps were auctioned this past weekend. One was supposed to be a completely NOS, non-restored jeep in mint condition. However, I thought the data plates looked a little too shiny? There is a good shot of them late in the video. The MB sold for $24,000. The restored GPW sold for $25,000.
Here’s the link to the video:
John forwarded this silly video that features a jeep.
Steve shared this video of Seth’s CJ-5 Camper that’s been updated with some modern, practical touches. You can see more pics of CJ-5 campers at Jeremy’s website: http://www.cj5camper.com/photos.php
This is what it looked like prior to its rebuild:
And more pics from 2011: Continue reading
Joe found this video through the Willys am Tegernsee website of a parade in Plzen, Czech Republic. In case you missed it, there is a movement in the country to change the name to Czechia.
You can find others if you Google “youtube Convoy of Liberty Plzen” for 2016 and previous years.
At the 1:45 mark is this Willys MA:
This video of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Gen. George S. Patton, and others, includes a five star jeep with a rear extension and other mods. There’s also some graphic and grim footage as the men explore a former camp. This video was shared on Facebook a few days ago on the G503 page.
At the 18 second mark is a photo of the fronts of several jeeps, underscoring that multiple jeeps had been modified. At the 2:28 mark is a front look at two jeeps. For the next twenty seconds the video shows the jeeps driving away.
John shared this a while ago. I’m just getting to posting it now. It’s a fun little video, partly because of the music, but also because of the wide variety of camera angles.
Keith shared this video of an unusual car collection.
Ron shared this video of a trip on the road to Calovebora in Panama. It’s certainly an off-road adventure.
Mike shared a Facebook link for this video, which was floating around the different jeep groups. Here’s the youtube version.
This 1952 Video by Warner Pathe News follows the M-38 and Diamond Reo M-34 underwater. After these tests, you’d expect Willys would have sold Willys Scuba Gear.
This short video shows a much quieter jeep safari than the one we drove through in Moab last week.
Tim shared this link. I’ve shared the FC video made by head quake, but not this RC jeep video.
Tom Smith of Jeeptruck.com put this video together: Tom Smith’s 65-Sec Tour Jeep Video:
John shared this video about a Dutch couple that has traveled the world in a Model T.
John shared this video about the Ford Pygmy.
Scott shared this cool little video.
As a former Utahn, I found this video interesting. I never knew that Mexican Hat was named for a rock formation (but I’ve only been through there once). The video is a half hour. To view it, click the photo below. Then, click the “Play” button.
Travelogue produced and narrated by Al Morton for San Juan County, Utah, in 1961. It covers the scenic sights of San Juan County, including Rainbow Bridge, Looking Glass Rock, Monticello, Blanding, Bluff, Recapture Canyon, the Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat, the Goosenecks of the San Juan, Monument Valley; Hovenweep National Monument; Newspaper Rock; Natural Bridges National Monument; the Canyonlands Needles area, Angel Arch, and Dead Horse Point. A significant portion of the film involves a Jeep tour run by Kent and Fern Frost. Includes references to local industries, the Navajo Indians, and the settlement by the San Juan Mission in 1878-1879. Run time: 30 minutes, 3 seconds;
Listed as a 1940s promotional film, the inclusion of CJ-5s and the exclusion of DJs and FCs suggests to me it was created in 1955. There’s an extended look at a cargo personnel carrier near the end of the video There are also a variety of specialized equipment and hardtops shown.
This video captured the test of the James Martin metal jeep tire. Note that some of the video is reversed, making it appear the jeep is right-hand-drive.
This video has floated around Facebook. Still worth posting as it has some vintage jeeping from the Jeep Jamboree, some mud racing from Yakima, and a rare look at desert racing from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
There is some great Bountiful Jeep Posse info at the Utah State Historical archives.
1. Early video of Jeep Posse in action. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to embed the video on this page, so …. Click on the photo below. A play button will appear. Click on that and a popup window with the video will appear. Neat video worth a view.
This great color photo shows, “Members of the Jeep Posse stationed in Bountiful, Utah. Two individuals identified as Koziol and Merk.”