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Old 09-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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A: Show vehicle with a famous jeep name. People were begging Chrysler to sell this.
B. Name this not-too successful model. For bonus points, what famous car designer designed this Jeep?
C. No one really expected this show car to actually be made. In addition to four wheel steering, what other unexpected thing did it have?
D. Name this model, and what it was used for.
E. Not a scrambler.
F. Someone posted this model the other day, maybe thinking it was an aftermarket kit. Nope, Jeep did this to themselves. What is name and what years was it made?
G. You need to be specific on this one. What model is this, exactly, and why is it so special?

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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C. i kno the hurricane came with TWO V8's and had a carbon fiber body

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Old 09-15-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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A: Show vehicle with a famous jeep name. People were begging Chrysler to sell this. Gladiator
B. Name this not-too successful model. For bonus points, what famous car designer designed this Jeep? FC-150? not sure on who designer was
C. No one really expected this show car to actually be made. In addition to four wheel steering, what other unexpected thing did it have?Hurricane, two hemi's
D. Name this model, and what it was used for. cj10 most used at airports
E. Not a scrambler. cj-6
F. Someone posted this model the other day, maybe thinking it was an aftermarket kit. Nope, Jeep did this to themselves. What is name and what years was it made? Renegade 91-94
G. You need to be specific on this one. What model is this, exactly, and why is it so special?lifted jeepster special all by itself
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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A: Show vehicle with a famous jeep name. People were begging Chrysler to sell this. Gladiator
B. Name this not-too successful model. For bonus points, what famous car designer designed this Jeep? FC-150? not sure on who designer was
C. No one really expected this show car to actually be made. In addition to four wheel steering, what other unexpected thing did it have?Hurricane, two hemi's
D. Name this model, and what it was used for. cj10 most used at airports
E. Not a scrambler. cj-6
F. Someone posted this model the other day, maybe thinking it was an aftermarket kit. Nope, Jeep did this to themselves. What is name and what years was it made? Renegade 91-94
G. You need to be specific on this one. What model is this, exactly, and why is it so special? 1971 Hurst edition 100 made
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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A lifted Jeepster might be special (and oh so cool), but it doesn't get into why this particular model is a special one.

EDIT: you snuck in more details after I made this post.
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A bonus one. Because this is an awesome photograph.
This model of Jeep came from the same famous designer as the one in #B, above. It was the first time Jeep used this name, which they recycled in the late 60's, and in the late 90's, but just for a show car.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #9
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Alrighty then!
Brooks Stevens is indeed the designer of some great looking Jeeps. The late 40's, early 50's Jeepster (red ones in photo above), the FC 150 and FC 170 (same vehicle, just one is longer). Brilliant designer. He also had a hand in the early Wagoneers, and did some other cars like Studebakers.

The Hurst Edition Jeepster was an attempt by Jeep to join that late 60's muscle car mania. They added a shaker hood with an external tach and the famous gated Hurst shifter. But they left the engine alone - the Dauntless V6. So it was basically all for show, and only a few were oredered that way. But that's made them collectible.

The Gladiator truck (A) was one of the more successful show vehicles ever made, at least in terms of inciting people's interest. I mean, a twin Hemi powered carbon fiber vehicle with four wheel steering is straight Jetson's. But the Gladiator could easily have reached production. Chrysler wimped out. Too many trucks in their line-up?

We'll see the Mahrinda trucks reach these shores next year. They look a lot like this.

This was obviously far too easy.
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OK, another bonus round. This time I'll identify the year, and you can try to figure out WHY these two years are important ones.

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This is a 1970 CJ-5
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A bonus one. Because this is an awesome photograph.
This model of Jeep came from the same famous designer as the one in #B, above. It was the first time Jeep used this name, which they recycled in the late 60's, and in the late 90's, but just for a show car.
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In 1965, Kaiser bought the casting rights to the Buick 225 cu in (3.7 L) V6 Dauntless and the CJ-5 and CJ-6 got a new engine with 155 hp (116 kW) supplementng the Willys Hurricane engine.


The company was sold to American Motors (AMC) in 1970.
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Correction to #D answer. Yes it is a CJ10 but not the one use at aiports. The one pictured is a used for a private vehicle.

The CJ10a....."A". was the model used as military age equiptment movement vehicle and airground support vehicle.

The CJ-10 was a CJ-based pickup truck. Produced from 1981 through 1985, it was sold mainly as an export vehicle, though some were used by the United States Air Force for use as an aircraft pulling vehicle. They featured square headlights mounted in the fenders and a 9-slot grille, a homage to the old Jeeps of WWII which originally had a 9 slot grille (the civilian model, the CJ-2 and 2a, were given a 7 slot grille as a distinction between the military and civilian models).

The CJ10a also had a shortened wheel base and optional "mostly" desiel engine. 2wd was mostly standard, but the heavy duty low geared rear axles are great.

CJ10a.....


I have always loved the CJ10 and hope to restore one, one day. Got turned onto it when I joined the AF and messed around with the CJ10a.

History is sweet!

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