My uncle was an auto mechanic after WWII, he had his own shop and specialized in Jeeps and Buicks. My dad always got Jeeps from his brother. Over the years
he had a '50 3A, a 67 Commando, a '71 CJ5, and a number of J-trucks.
When I was 16 in 1970, I got a '59 Willys Wagon with a winch from my uncle. I had a blast in that Jeep!
So at that time, my uncle was a Jeep mechanic and had a dozen Jeeps, my dad had Jeeps, and even my stepdad had a CJ3B (and later a nice '74 CJ5 with a V8).
It was a family thing...
Some time in the early 80s I got my next Jeep, a '73 CJ5. I only had that a few years and didn't offroad it at all. Sold it to buy my wife a better car
Finding myself single again in 1990, I talked my dad out of the stock '71 CJ5 he had since '73. The tub was shot.
My oldest son moved in with me, and between us we had 7 Jeeps at one time. A couple XJs, a Scrambler, a flattie, some parts Jeeps, and the '71.
Over the next 16 years I modified and rebuilt the '71 into a respectable moderate wheeler.
I sold the CJ in 2007, and sold my DD S10 ZR2, to get a combo DD/moderate wheeler.
I bought a stock '05 LJ, and added some tires, lift & armor.
It's still my DD and occasional wheeler today.
I'm hoping to pick up another flatfender for a project rig in a couple years after I retire from industry.