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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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos, Website

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.

 
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1940s West Point Video w/ Bantams

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UPDATE: Some folks have had trouble viewing this. Try going directly to youtube.

Joe in Mesa spotted a floating Bantam BRC-40 and several BRC-60s in this early 1940s West Point video. Check out 3:10 to 3:44 as the narrator points out the “Blitz Buggies”.

 

 
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Tom Smith’s 2016 FC-Roundup Video

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Tom Smith just published this interview with Jesse Ybarra at the 2016 FC Roundup. The 2017 FC-Roundup is March 25-26th. I’ll be there!

 
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Jack & Doreen’s 1958 Wagon Trip from Australia to England

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Bill shared the video below from Jack and Doreen Shakespeare. Together, the couple recount their 1958 journey in a late 40’s wagon from Australia to England. The trip took them 114 days. Fortunately for us, they filmed much of the trip. It’s a great story.

 
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Striper’s & A CJ-2A

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Brian shared this short eight minute video he saw on the TCM channel. If you like fish and CJ-2As, this is for you.

 
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Gary Holbrook’s & Juan Mean Jose

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Gary Holbrook, a long time member of the Jolly Jeepers of the PNW4WDA, shared this video. Not only does he show off his fascinating build, but he also discusses one of his club’s annual summer Back to Basics Rally in Oregon.

 
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Brian Hainer Fixes a CJ-3B Hood

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Watch Brian Hainer work his magic on a CJ-3B hood with “oil canning”. There are there separate videos.

1. Part I

2. Part II

 

3. Part III

 
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Need to Remove a Rusty Bolt? Try a Candle and a Lighter

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Colin shared this video that demonstrates how to use a candle and a lighter to loosen lug nuts. I have never tried it.

 
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Brian Hainer’s Restoration of Vince’s CJ-3A

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Brian Hainer will be restoring Vince’s CJ-3A. In this video he is beginning the restoration. Tires are removed from their rims and a stubborn steering wheel is removed.

 
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Ramsey Crankshaft Pulley Winch on eBay

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Josh has listed this crankshaft pulley, a part used to power some early Ramsey winches. This video tells more about Ramsey’s crankshaft driven winches:

“You are bidding on a nearly impossible to find positive crank shaft driven winch/pto CLUTCH PULLEY. I believe this example was manufactured by Ramsey and is the key piece for a number of winches used on vintage jeeps.

The assembly appears in good shape and complete but could provably use good cleaning and some refreshing. The pulley unit is the only piece I have.”

View all the information on eBay

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