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More About The Barrel Cars

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A few days ago I posted a video about the oil barrel cars in Thailand. Here’s some more info about them thanks to Bill.

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Video Oil Drum Cars Out of Thailand

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UPDATE: More info here.

Bill shared this video about little cars/go-karts made from oil drums. Nothing jeepy here, but they certainly are creative. I want to test drive one, but not in Thai traffic!!!

 
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Buick V6 History Video

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Bill shared this video that provides some history about the Buick V6. What the narrator doesn’t mention is that by 1965 installations of the Buick V6 were already happening in places like Salt Lake City, where a local dealer was installing them. At least one article in Four Wheeler Magazine also mentions the modifications necessary for a Buick V6 install. Unfortunately, my jeep mags are still stored, so I don’t have the Four Wheeler article handy to share.

(The good news is that we are nearly done with our master bedroom remodel. Once we move in there, we can remodel our ‘family room/office’, which is where we are sleeping right now, where I plan to display and shelve my books/binders until I can remodel the shop … one step at a time)

 
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“Submarine Jeep” Transmission Trouble

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Bill shared this video. It is part of a series of videos about its creation and challenges.

 
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A Different Kind of “Fire Jeep”

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The video highlights the saving of a jeep that’s been through a fire.

 
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Saginaw Steering Conversion Video

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Bill was kind enough to share this video. I don’t have time to review it, so I don’t have any comment on it at this time.

 
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Mahindra Roxer Review (1 Year Later)

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Here’s one more video courtesy of Bill. It might be a practical vehicle for the right folks.

 
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Collins Brothers Jeep Collection for sale

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Thanks to Bill for forwarding this video. There’s a lot of nice looking jeeps here. You can also learn more here: https://collinsbrosjeep.com/cj-for-sale/

 
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General George Patton’s Jeep Driver

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Bill shared this video of General George S. Patton’s Personal Jeep Driver. He once removed a jeep engine in 40 minutes (and was very proud of that)!

 
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Willys Jeep on Farm as Tractor & Plow Video

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UPDATE: This video was shared in September of 2018. An oldie, but a goodie.

I saw this video for the first time yesterday. Near the end of it there are several jeeps featured doing non-farm chores. I’ve taken a few screen shots of them and added them below. The most interesting one to me is the red one with the extended rear (pic with guys carrying the washing machine).

We’ve run across these extended rears like this on a few jeeps over the years, but this is the earliest evidence of them that I have seen. The one on the back of the red jeep looks like to me like it was professionally made, leading me to wonder if it was a purchasable product.

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Nate’s CJ-5 “Snowshoe”

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Nate built this custom-purpose CJ-5 from parts.

“This 1966 cj5 came to me in very rough condition. No engine or transmission. The tub was falling off and the windshield glass fell out on the way home because the windshield frame was all rotted out. I pieces it together from parts I could find cheaply and it turned out to be a really tight Jeep now. Still a work in progress with more modifications to come.”

 
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Part 1: Epic Willys Oregon Trail Adventure

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The Epic Willys Adventure Crew has put together a video showing highlights from days 1 & 2 of their 2021 summer adventure. Here’s a 20-plus minute video.

 
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Robert Max and The Long March Home

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I don’t remember how I found this video (maybe from Facebook?), but it turned out to be a compelling one. Before his death in 2020, New Jersey resident Robert Max was the last known survivor of the Nazi WWII force laborers. A few years ago, he wrote a book about his experience, then narrated the following forty minute documentary video (playable for free on Vimeo). There’s a pretty interesting twist at the end, too.

Here is Robert Max in a jeep at Camp Atterberry in 1944:

Click on this image to go to the video page:

 

You can learn more here: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2021/11/26/nj-jewish-wwii-vet-subject-bob-max-long-march-home-documentary/8718280002/

 
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A Jeep in an English Hedgerow

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Bill shared this video about a jeep owner in England who discovered an MB in a hedgerow, only a short distance from his house. Going by the name “British Gollum”, he does a great job of breaking down some details of the tub and how he’s identifying it. It truly is jeep archaeology.

 
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John North Willys Early History

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This video from the Ontario County Historical Society. It shares some of John North Willys’ early history. Note that the historian uses the Williez pronunciation of the nation, which likely will grate with some folks.

 
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1950s There’s a Jeep for Your Job Video

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UPDATE: This video is making the rounds on FB, again, so, I figured I’d repost it.

Original Post March 2017: 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.

 
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Late 1960s Video of Robot Pushing VEC CJ-2A

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Carl shared this video of a General Electric test robot (seems like a forerunner of the Boston Dynamics robots) pushing a VEC CJ-2A (which had seen better days — has the f-head bump, side damage, etc) out of a ‘ditch’. The Jeep portion begins at the 6:07 mark.

 
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1954? Video /Commerical for the Willys Wagon Line

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Here’s a neat video published on Facebook. It shows several models from the Willys Motors Wagon line.

 
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Revolution in Pleasantville Video

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UPDATE: Barry worked with Periscope Films to get a higher quality version of the film and preservation of the original film. Read more here: https://www.farmjeep.com/revolution-in-farming/

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1944 “Flooded and Mud Bound Roads” Video

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UPDATE: Sorry, but just this one post for Saturday. Besides the long day,  I’m just not feeling my best (not Covid or virus-related). It’s been an on-off issue for the last week or so. I see a doc about it in a few days.

At the start of this video is a modified jeep named ‘Deloris’ built to keep the driver pretty mud free inside the cab.

0:00 “Doloris” on jeep with unit sign and formation sign painted out.
0:09 Artillery tractor also has unit and formation sign obscured. Transfer of Canadian forces from Italy to the Netherlands had been kept a secret. The obscuring of the signs may be part of that effort.

 
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1945 “Front Line Newspaper” Video

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Major Frank Owen, publisher of SEAC, The 14th Army’s Newspaper,” narrates this video showing how they attempt to distribute a newspaper to the 14th Army. One shot shows a jeep mobbed with soldiers looking for a copy of the paper.

“Title reads: “Front Line Newspaper. Exclusive Commentary by Major Frank Owen, publisher of SEAC. The 14th Army’s Newspaper”.

Burma (Myanmar) and Calcutta, India.

Various shots of soldiers and mules advancing through mud in the jungle of Burma. Various shots of men firing shells. Various M/Ss of British soldiers in jungle seated around fire drinking tea. They look tired and dirty, flies buzz around them.

Various shots of editorial office of the SEAC (South-Eastern Asia Command) newspaper, including C/Us of Owen and Len Jackson, sailor in Royal Navy and editor of the paper. C/U of female typist at work on Remington typewriter. Various C/Us of Photostat copies of overseas edition of News Chronicle, Daily Mirror, Cardiff Times and Belfast Telegraph. C/U of Owen on telephone.

C/U of man looking at photos. Various shots of Indian men casting the moulds for the SEAC newspaper. Various shots of SEAC newspapers coming off printing press. Various shots of Indian men sorting and addressing newspapers.

Various shots aeroplane landing on runway. Various shots of newspapers and mail being unloaded from aeroplane and onto a jeep. The jeep arrives at army camp. There is a big scramble as soldiers clamber onto jeep to get newspapers. C/U of British soldiers looking at cartoon strip ‘Jane’ in paper. M/S of patients receiving newspapers in Burma military hospital. Various shots of newspapers being dropped by parachute to soldiers on front line. Good C/Us of soldiers reading papers.”

 
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1944 “Greatest Sky Armada In History” Video

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There’s only a brief shot of a jeep, but I found the footage of the gliders compelling.

Various shots of aeroplanes all marked with D-day signs standing in an airfield. A motorcycle and jeep drive up a ramp into the planes. Various shots of the paratroops as they prepare on the ground.

The aeroplanes taxi and take off for Holland, planes include Halifaxes, Stirlings and Albermarles, as well as Horsa gliders and Wacos. Air to air of the planes getting airborne and flying in formation out across the Channel. Ground to air formation of Dakotas passing over Belgian town, people look up at the aircraft. M/S Dakota plane that has crashed into a panzer tank burning in a field.

Aerial shot of the gliders casting free and heading to ground, they land. Various shots of paratroops parachuting to the ground in Holland. Various shots of planes in the fields.

 
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Australian Ordnance Vehicle Depot in Australia

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This brief video was posted to Facebook. It shows a vehicle yard full of jeeps.

“7 Australian Ordnance Vehicle Park Tolga
August 1944
Estimated to have over 4,000 vehicles
Did you know that Tolga was the location of the largest ordnance depot in North QLD during WWII?
The 13th Australian Advanced Ordnance Depot consisted of over 150 buildings and 18 igloos plus the vehicle park, a salvage area and workshops.”

 
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Eisenhower Driving a Jeep in December 1944

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This video show Dwight D. Eisenhower driving a jeep on his own and meeting with various soldiers.

“American General Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) in a jeep driving off. Several shots of the American soldiers. Several shots of a group of people gathered around a jeep at the open air camp, tents in background. General Eisenhower in a group, he shakes hands with a man. gets into jeep and drives off. Various shots of the British and American army, navy and airmen lined up on field. “

 
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Barn Find Hunter Views 2 CJ-2As

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Mike spotted this just-release Barn Find Hunter video that shows a 1945 VEC CJ-2A that’s been rebuilt and a 1946 CJ-2A with rear PTO with 17,XXX original miles that has not been rebuilt.

The segment begins at around 11:55 and continues to 15:02.