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Kevin’s FC-170 Chopping Wood

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Kevin’s wrote me the other day to tell me about some of his videos.  He’s got a variety of PTO related videos, including one of his FC operating this neat wood splitter. Just don’t get your hands caught in it!  You can see a listing of all Kevin’s videos here.

 
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Pete’s drive in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Pete from the OldWillysForum took a break from life and headed to the hills of Stanley, Idaho, with his wagon and a GoPro Hero2 camera. I’m going to check into getting one of those cameras.

Here are two more videos:

 
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Video Report on MD Juan

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve spotted this YouTube video segment about MD Juan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlILVINpOkk&feature=related

 
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Ford GPA SEEPs in Action

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I found this neat video of SEEPS in action on YouTube. The look like they are going faster than I thought they would travel.

 
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Hugh’s Dad Driving a Jeep

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Here’s a short video Hugh sent me of his father driving Hugh’s Jeep.  He looks like he’s having a great time bumping around their property.

 
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Old Jeep Carnival Ride found in 2011 at Garage Sale

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys, videos

The folks at Billy Bob and Company documented a carnival ride discovered at a local garage sale.  I wish I found garage sales that good!

This link shows a photo of a little girl riding what appears to be the same ride.

 
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Tim’s Hill Climb at the Monroe Adventure Park

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Steve forwarded this video of Tim’s jeep Priority running the  Hill Climb at the Adventure Park in Monroe, Washington.  I don’t know anything about the Park, but here’s a link to the website.  Here’s an article about the “Prison Break” event.   Here’s the Facebook page.

Priority is powered by an aluminum V-8 followed by a Ford Top-loader four speed that used to be in my father’s jeep.  It’s got a Parkette fiberglass body with a Bobcat hood.  He runs an independent suspension that has been updated since I last saw the jeep, so I’m looking forward to my next climb underneath it.

 
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Racing at the 2012 PNW4WDA Summer Convention in Oregon

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

Here’s a great video of a run at the 2012 Summer Convention held this year in Camas Valley, Oregon.  There are a few more videos posted as well.

 
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1960s Sierra Nevada Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, videos

UPDATE: I didn’t have the link quite right on this video, so I wanted to update it in case anyone missed it.

Roberto spotted this video compilation. The poster of the video describes it as “8mm film by my Grandfather; around 1964-1968. These trips were in the western central Sierra Nevada Mountains.”

 
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Tour Jeeps in the San Juan Mtns of Colorado

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, videos • TAGS: .

With the hot, humid Missouri weather melting him, Craig decided that thinking about jeeping in the Colorado mountains was a perfect diversion.  He forwarded some pics and videos so we could join his diversion.

 
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Hiking to the M*A*S*H Set in Southern California

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Glenn alerted me to this.  If you are a fan of M*A*S*H, then you might be interested in hiking to the mountain set of the TV Series.  The are is located in Malibu Creek State Park just north of Malibu, California.  There’s a few old vehicles still there, including an earlyish CJ-2A.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Q9-ixBCIE&feature=related

 
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Some Ford GP videos at Criticalpast.com

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

Mark’s brother spotted some jeep videos at Criticalpast.com.

I’ve never seen this rollover:  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675030113_army-jeep_test-driving_Ford-model-jeep_jeep-flips-over

Here is another video.  I’ve seen just a small clip of this much longer version.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675059288_jeep_Australian-soldier_upturned-jeep_rough-terrain_scout-car

Here’s  a good video of a Ford GP going up and down a hill:

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675030018_Ford-Jeep_rough-terrain_Edsel-Ford_army-officer_modified-jeep-tires

 
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Barbie Jeep Racing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, toys, videos

Once again, something I couldn’t make up ….

 
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The Snow Cone FJ

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, videos

Here is a crazy Snow Cone FJ.  I spotted these pictures the other day while looking for the swiss army CJ-5.  Steve must have spotted this crazy thing too, because he found the video below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeepmaniac/4565136446/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeepmaniac/4565135186/in/photostream/

 
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The Decoliner

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Paul pointed out this unusual vehicle.  It’s just fun.

 
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Turning Points in History: Man and Jeep

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Here is a three part video about the history of the jeep forwarded by Roberto.  It was produced by Canada’s History Television and is part of their Turning Points of History series.  Though not perfect in its accuracy, such as the clip of Marilyn Monroe in a M-38A1 during a discussion about movie stars and jeeps at the start of WWII, there is some footage I hadn’t seen. This lasts 45 minutes.

Part 1:

Turning Points of History – Man and Jeep – i by canajien

Part 2:

Turning Points of History – Man and Jeep – ii by canajien

Part 3:

Turning Points of History – Man and Jeep – i by canajien

 
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Short Jeep Film from France

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I doubt that everyone will like this movie that Roberto forwarded, but I did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=moEr8mgJkDQ

 
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Video of two “SAS” Replicas

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Not authentic SAS restorations, but still they look like fun.

 
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Wagner-Trac on a CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Tires and Rims, Unusual, videos

Glenn spotted these Wagner-Tracs on a CJ-2A.  While it has a CJ-2A body, this is probably  a CJ-5 or CJ-3B frame, because the tracks require a wheel base of exactly 81 inches.  The tracks are one of six produced and bolt onto the axles.

According to the information at the video’s homepage:

“The Tracks were manufactured by a company called “A. F. Wagner Industries Inc.” of concord California. They were made sometime during the mid 60s and there was only 6 sets made and were apparently expensive and thus may be the reason there were so few made. They are called “Wagner-Trac” and were made specifically as a set of tank tracks for a jeep with a wheelbase of 81 inches. The wheelbase is not adjustable so the wheelbase is critical and just like a tank you would have to install turning brakes to drive the Jeep because the steering is null and void as soon as you bolt them on. They are all steel construction so were probably designed for offroad only.”

 
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Highly modified CJ-3B with Parkette Body on Stacey David’s Video

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Roberto forwarded this.  I’m not sure how old the show is, but this build has been around a few years.  You can see many more pics of it here.

 
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Video of 2011 All Breeds Jeep Show from JeepTruck.com

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, videos

JeepTruck.com takes you back to the 2011 All Breeds jeep Show hosted by the Pa Jeeps Club in York, Pa. Video by Direct-A-Friend Pictures.  It includes, among other jeeps,  a nice look at a FC-170 with Hydraulic Bed. Thanks Mark!

 
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Bad Day at Black Rock

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Ann’s mom Rosemary has learned to watch for jeeps.  She alerted me a couple days ago to a movie she recorded with Spencer Tracy from 1955 called Bad Day at Black Rock.  It’s a good movie.  One of the reasons it is such a good movie is that a good looking Willys MB plays a staring role and receives some good screen time.  It even gets to be involved in a chase scene!  Here are some closeups:

 
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Roberto’s Canvas Heads to South Carolina

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, videos • TAGS: .

Roberto took a video of the canvas he created. It is now being shipped to South Carolina.  You can see how he illustrated it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMjIfkw8tUE

 
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Pete’s Sawtooth Mountain Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos, Willys Wagons

Pete from the Old Willys Forum created and shared this mini video.  It sure looks like the summer has set on Idaho.

 
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Condo Garage Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve forwarded this link about a Condo Garage.  I found it pretty interesting.

http://bcove.me/a52ky1yi