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Old 06-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #61
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Mike Gardner,

I wish you would post photos of your jeep build. I would love to see them. I would also like to see more current photos of your jeep in its present state... showing the interior, drivetrain, etc. You have a very nice jeep.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:57 AM   #62
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Thank you very much. Maybe I'll make a thread here. I'm a member of so any willys/Jeep forums I forget where I have pics and where I should post them. My YouTube channel has some of the build. I'll get everything off disc and make a photo album. I had a online album but the web site closed.

Here is a thread on thecj2apage.com

7 Years of work.... A lifetime of fun! - The CJ2A Page Forums - Page 1

My YouTube name is mikeg576

Thanks again for the kind words.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #63
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2012 Military Vehicle Preservation Association Conference

The MVPA Conference was in Huntsville, Alabama. It was in their "arena" and the conference was small compared to past years. The temperature was a whopping 106, so we were glad it wasn't in the parking lot outside. There were plenty of vendors on hand, so if you wanted anything for your military jeep, you could get it. The prices were quite reasonable, when you factored in shipping.

Anyway, here are some photos...
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #64
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WWII Weasel...

I know this vehicle wasn't a JEEP but it was at the show and it is very rare. This is the first time I have ever seen one in person. When I was a kid, I built a few Tamiya models of this vehicle but never actually saw one.

This is the WWII Weasel. It was an amphibious tracked vehicle. The military experimented with the idea of a "tracked jeep" but decided against it. This vehicle wasn't produced in large quantities, but I guess it "filled the bill" so they used this instead.

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #65
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Scud Missle Launcher...

At this conference, there was a Soviet SCUD Missile Launcher complete with missile. I am not sure if this was a privately owned vehicle or on loan from a military museum. It was painted in the same green that the Soviets painted all of their stuff in. To those of you who were "of age" during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the SCUDs were newsworthy Soviet made equipment that was an important part in that war... not important as an accurate weapon, but important as a "weapon of propaganda" to instill fear in the surrounding populations outside of Iraq. They were said to carry chemical, biological and nuclear warheads.

I apologize for not having taking any photos of that vehicle. The lighting was very good in the arena, but my camera wasn't doing too well in there with such a big vehicle. The photos were too dark that you couldn't make it out.

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P.S. My friend Alan did notice something unusual about the SCUD missile launcher... on the tires were molded the ENGLISH words, "Made in the USSR".
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:22 PM   #66
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Very interesting thread.....thank you
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #67
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WWII Jeep ingenious engine lighting system...

The WWII jeep had its headlights mounted behind the grill. One of the reasons was this protected the light bulbs from damage. Brush tended to hit the grill and not the headlight.

What few jeepers today know is that these headlights were mounted on "hinged headlight assemblies" and could be pivoted to the rear, to shed light on the engine compartment at night. It was quite a simple and effective way to light up the engine compartment. Now remember, the WWII jeep used a six volt electrical system so it certainly wasn't the brightest light, but it was better than nothing AND BETTER THAN FLASHLIGHTS FOR MOST JOBS.

My friend Alan sent me these photos to show you guys the system and how it worked. I hope you like them.

This first photo is a close up of the headlight in the grill. The second photo is the "headlight assembly" being held down with a wing nut at the rear of the bracket. The third photo shows more detail of the wing nut. The fourth photo shows the headlights hinged backwards, pointing toward the engine compartment, or there abouts. The last photo shows another view of the headlights pointing to the engine compartment.

I have personally used this system to work on my WWII jeep at night and some others. The major drawback to this system is the weak light coming from the 6volt electrical system... but it was way better than nothing. It wasn't as powerful as a 150 watt "drop light" but it was pretty good. It was enough light to diagnose problems in the field and on the side of the road. I did both. Of course, one such mishap involved a "light show" which I was watching for some time before we turned the headlights around. The jeep owner I was helping didn't really maintain his vehicle well and all kinds of wires were "arcing". It was impressive! It was fun to watch, but once home, it took a while to fix. He had the original electrical system in his jeep and the insulation cracked all over the place. It was still fun to watch at night.

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At this conference, there was a Soviet SCUD Missile Launcher complete with missile. I am not sure if this was a privately owned vehicle or on loan from a military museum. It was painted in the same green that the Soviets painted all of their stuff in. To those of you who were "of age" during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the SCUDs were newsworthy Soviet made equipment that was an important part in that war... not important as an accurate weapon, but important as a "weapon of propaganda" to instill fear in the surrounding populations outside of Iraq. They were said to carry chemical, biological and nuclear warheads.

I apologize for not having taking any photos of that vehicle. The lighting was very good in the arena, but my camera wasn't doing too well in there with such a big vehicle. The photos were too dark that you couldn't make it out.

Take care,

P.S. My friend Alan did notice something unusual about the SCUD missile launcher... on the tires were molded the ENGLISH words, "Made in the USSR".

Wow, didn't expect to see SCUD in any of these threads. I was called to Active Duty USAF back during that time period. The Airbase we were at was protected by a Patriot Missile Battery and did actively take out a few SCUD missiles that were in bound to our base.

Dang, that brings back some bad memories....

Thank you for posting what you have. It is a History lesson for most here. Some great period Photographs! Some of the Photographers took some great detail shots when they had the time. Looking at the sharpness and detail in some of those pictures....Just amazing.

I've been poking around looking for a later model Jeep from the 50's to restore as a SAC Flightline vehicle. I want to be different, but still have that military flavor to the restoration. I love the simplicity of the early Jeeps, the rawness and purposeful nature of the vehicle.

Again, Thank you for the History lesson Sir.

Chris,

Retired USAF First Sergeant, 24 years of proud service
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #69
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Thank you...

Dear Chris,

Thank you for serving our country for 24 years!! Thank you for your kind words. I wish you the best.

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