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Old 04-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Jeep History 102

I stumbled across this page on the www and found it pretty interesting. I am sure it's been discussed before but it's still a good read. Just click on each image... Click again to enlarge.

Peugeot 203 R «*Voiture agricole*» - NicosFly 203

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Thanks I have bookmarked it!

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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That's a good read.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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I called this jeep 102 because it is really about the evolution of Jeep outside the US of A. (by the way...the bottom article is in English)

Now...below is a link to Jeep history 101. The American story

Jeepin.com » Jeep History
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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if you had the patience to sit back and read the two articles above..it is now time to sit back and watch.

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This next vid will simply blow your mind. It's a 1948 Willys pr vid promoting hard working Americans and Jeeps. This vid will really give you a sense of where we came from and where we are. God bless the USA.

At 2:06 they mention that television has been perfected

At 2:30 they mention pre-fabbed homes erected in hours instead of days

Is that the Beaver at 2:59?

4:55 brings us our Jeep



Part two:

I want a PTO for my YJ



Part 3:

2:00 "Wet clinging mud and deep pot holes are no challenge for the Jeep"

5:23 winching tree stumps

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Old 04-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #7
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fascinating!

i am very curious to know this
- why did it not thrive as a farm device, there must be some valid reasons.
what i've seen since those years on farms were only:
- tractors, to do all the slow-moving field work, and anything that needs a PTO
- 4wd and 2wd pickup trucks, to do all the other things shown in the vids

i can't imagine either tractors or pickup trucks costing any less than jeeps, so i wonder why those 2 other tools seemed to have been used for all those uses shown, and not jeeps.

from what i could see, jeeps were mostly a niche and low-numbers-owned vehicle, for rural uses,

until in the 70s they seemed to begin to get popular for people with enough money to buy a 4wd recreational vehicle - and had the time and some land to go to to enjoy it.

then in the late 80s and through the 90s they, like many things, became uber-hopped up and popular, and because the whole American economy was doing so well through these 2 decades, a lot of people now were owning them.

i grew up a lot of my years in farming areas in Georgia and Kentucky, and had never seen jeeps in use on farms; every farmer owned at least one tractor, and at least one pickup truck (often not even a 4wd due to cost).


Today, it's atv's that have absolutely exploded in farm use, and the one important thing those lack is a PTO -- i have for several years now wondered why the heck noone's put a PTO on an atv, but i figured the small engines couldn't handle it, and the cost would be too much. But now with the bigger and bigger atv's, with actual cabs, the things are practially a JEEP these days, some of them. ATV's need PTO's.

fascinating stuff, i'll keep studying.
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Agreed...those old Willys Overland vids are really cool. I was surprised to learn that Ford was one of the first companies to build the mighty Jeep.

btw...I am pretty sure that Polaris and Kubota are both making ATVs with a pto. probably a few others as well.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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Are you ready to cry? Click on the link below for some amazing photos from a life magazine story from way back when.

Jeeps ! Jeeps ! what a waste !

The Navy and Tahiti links at the bottom are worth a click as well.
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Here are some interesting pics of some war time Jeeps.

JEEP MB OR GPW Military Vehicle Photos
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dang, thanks man!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #12
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My guess would be the weight of the Jeep compare to the tractors of the time. If you’re heading down a hill with a fully loaded hay wagon I would want a 4,000 lb tractor in low gear holding it back before I would feel comfortable with a 1,500 lb Jeep. Just my thought.
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