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Audie Murphy & The Yakima Ridge Runners

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This 1954 video was a surprise find. It’s called “JEEPERS: Film Star Goes On Jeep-Man’s Holiday” and features Audie Murphy.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675076507_Audie-Murphy_arrives-for-shooting_talks-to-man_seated-in-jeep

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1942 Willys MB Rebuild Part II

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

The is second in the series from Sybert’s Garage. You can view Part I here.

This explanation from Episode 1’s post shares why Tom and his son are rebuilding the jeep:

“My parents have a summer cottage in Northern Wisconsin. Our neighbors, who have passed away with the daughter living there now, had an old MB jeep. It was painted violet because at the time Janet’s dad asked her what color he should paint it as a little girl.

The jeep sat in her garage for years and each time we went to visit we tried to get her started. The mice had made it their home, eating all the electrical wires. The radiator leaked, brakes and clutch did not function and we realized we never had enough time to truly spend on getting her running whenever we visited. We asked for permission to bring her back to our garage in Wisconsin, fix her up and return her to Janet.

Janet’s dad served in WWII in the Army and I know he would be proud to see Janet driving his jeep today.”

 
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Action Video of an APU Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

Nick shared this video of a 1955 airplane test that included multiple shots of an Valentine APU-equipped jeep. You can see some other updates here: https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/time-capsule-navy-cj3a-by-valentine-apu_topic37074_page6.html

 
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Vietnamese M-38/CJ-3A Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Carl shared the video of what looks to be an M-38 that has multiple mods, including a CJ-3A windshield and an after market dash gauge. However, the body does not have a battery box lid, suggesting it is an after market body. The flat rear wheel wells also raise questions.

 
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Taking Delivery of an FC-170 in the 1960s

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

UPDATE: As Lew notes, there’s an FC-150 in the latter half of the video. It also has a different license plate (white) than the FC-170 (blue plate) shown near the beginning.

Steve pointed me to his video. It shows a family picking up an FC-170 from the factory. Pretty cool memory!

 
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Film Bulletin: Rubber Tire Substitutes

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video was shared on Facebook. The first half of the video focuses on rubber tire substitutes using a jeep as a test vehicle.

 
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Sybert’s Garage Rebuilds a 1942 MB

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

UPDATE: Part 2 has been published here.

Tom and his son are rebuilding an MB and video documenting their work. They’ve published the first of four parts. Here’s the story behind the jeep:

“My parents have a summer cottage in Northern Wisconsin. Our neighbors, who have passed away with the daughter living there now, had an old MB jeep. It was painted violet because at the time Janet’s dad asked her what color he should paint it as a little girl.

The jeep sat in her garage for years and each time we went to visit we tried to get her started. The mice had made it their home, eating all the electrical wires. The radiator leaked, brakes and clutch did not function and we realized we never had enough time to truly spend on getting her running whenever we visited. We asked for permission to bring her back to our garage in Wisconsin, fix her up and return her to Janet.

Janet’s dad served in WWII in the Army and I know he would be proud to see Janet driving his jeep today.”

 
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No Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Updates resume Monday morning.

Meanwhile, check out Post Cereal’s May, 1954 contest in this video. “Just think what a picnic your family could have with a Willys Jeep!”

 
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Willys Jeep on Farm as Tractor & Plow Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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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PNW4WDA Racing Videos

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

The PNW4WDA racing year is almost over. Here are a couple videos from past years. The first is a great overhead view of some the tracks, which are changed slightly for every race.

Here are a few clips from the 2017 season.

 
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The RC FC-170 (and Other RC Videos)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, videos

UPDATE: Well, there was supposed to be a post above this one (hence the “mutant supersized jeep” comment), but the post scheduler did not automatically post it. That’s a tech fail!

From a mutant supersized jeep, we turn to the Mini FC. Scott reminded me that I hadn’t shared this video of Headquake’s FC-170 RC jeep. A couple years ago I featured another of HQ’s projects, the RC MB. You can see other projects (200 videos) on Headquake’s Youtube channel, including a CJ-5, a Jeep Rural, a Cherokee, and a Wagoneer,

 
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Throwing Wrenches Episode 3 — Saving the CJ-3A-Truck

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As Merlins explains at the beginning of this video, This crazy CJ-3A truck was something he saw listed on eWillys. It proved useful into it broke down a couple years ago. In this newest episode of Throwing Wrenches, the crew gets it running again.

 
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‘Four Generations” Jeep Video with Vintage Footage

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve shared this cool video that was posted recently to Youtube.

“This Video is some of the highlights of our memories with our 1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep – Was purchased in 1953 and 65 yrs later still on the road. Four generations and lots of memories.”

 
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Homer’s CJ-3B Fire Jeep & Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, videos

Alaska Paul shared this great story of how some citizens of Homer, Alaska, in the 1960s used General Mills coupons to purchase a new fire engine. As the story is being told make sure to spot the photo of the CJ-3B Fire Jeep & Trailer!

http://www.ktva.com/story/38821613/story-time-with-aunt-phil-betty-fire-truck

This is the photo (in case you don’t want to watch the story):

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The Story of Walt’s CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Mark at Sellajeep published this neat video.

 
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No Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

No Updates planned for Sunday. Here are two neat Ford GPA videos shared by Mario on Facebook.

 
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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

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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”

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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

 
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1945? VEC CJ-2A St. George, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, videos

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $9000.

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”

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