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Yesterday 10:25 PM
MNwilly
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Originally Posted by Billetwillys View Post
I was just going to get a sport but I am so happy I went for the Willys. First thing I added was my support the wave decal on my windshield.
Welcome! I didn't know their even was a support the wave decal, I like it.
Yesterday 09:37 PM
WillyRockIt
New Guy

Just joined! Love that there's a Club Willys thread. Here's mine.
Yesterday 09:26 PM
Billetwillys I was just going to get a sport but I am so happy I went for the Willys. First thing I added was my support the wave decal on my windshield.
Yesterday 09:16 PM
Razer Northridge delivered a package with an LOD sticker on it today, wonder what it could be?
Yesterday 09:09 PM
WillyWheeler
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Originally Posted by Digger70 View Post
Lol I've already had people ask why I put WILLYS on the hood. One dude asked if my name's WILLY. Duhhhhhh. Hey, maybe I'll take WILLYS off and put DUHHHHHH on instead.
My name is William and I get that all the time, people assume I put that on their because of my name and I have to explain that's the model and not my own vanity
Yesterday 09:06 PM
chargermop
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Originally Posted by lanslide View Post
Are you still try'n to kill me?! I need a Valium.
I might have a little fun every now and then but I bet I wash and detail more than anyone lol...
Yesterday 08:56 PM
Razer
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Originally Posted by Digger70 View Post
Lol I've already had people ask why I put WILLYS on the hood. One dude asked if my name's WILLY. Duhhhhhh. Hey, maybe I'll take WILLYS off and put DUHHHHHH on instead.
The pizza delivery guy asked me the same thing last Friday night
Yesterday 08:50 PM
Black Willys
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Originally Posted by TxJprs View Post
So who all has ordered a 2015 Willy's in TANK? Get some pictures posted ASAP!
Black here, sorry
Yesterday 08:05 PM
TxJprs So who all has ordered a 2015 Willy's in TANK? Get some pictures posted ASAP!
Yesterday 06:48 PM
ERJpilot Suddenly I'm reminded of The IT Crowd:

"Willys Willys, I love Willys"
Yesterday 06:35 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by ATG View Post
And thanks for digging up that information for me Digger70. It will give me something to do while I wait. And wait. And wait.
You're welcome! Happy to provide you with the 'history'.
Yesterday 06:30 PM
Em52
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Originally Posted by sonjason View Post
Is it wrong to put a "WILLYS" sticker on a non WILLYS Jeep?
I'd say "no worries," bud! Go for it!

LG (life's goid)!
Yesterday 05:51 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by Fionabalogna View Post
I don't think so. All Jeeps owe their heritage to good ol' Willys. Celebrate that heritage with pride!!
I am totally going to go with the Willys theme even though I have a lowly sport. Just waiting for some time and money.
Yesterday 05:17 PM
sonjason
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Originally Posted by Fionabalogna View Post
I don't think so. All Jeeps owe their heritage to good ol' Willys. Celebrate that heritage with pride!!
My thoughts exactly but the wife disagrees so I probably won't get my way anyway lol.
Yesterday 05:15 PM
Fionabalogna
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Originally Posted by sonjason View Post
Is it wrong to put a "WILLYS" sticker on a non WILLYS Jeep?
I don't think so. All Jeeps owe their heritage to good ol' Willys. Celebrate that heritage with pride!!
Yesterday 03:28 PM
ATG And thanks for digging up that information for me Digger70. It will give me something to do while I wait. And wait. And wait.
Yesterday 03:24 PM
ATG
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Originally Posted by AGS View Post
Here's an article I found that talks about the pronunciation of Willys and whey there's so much confusion (it confirms WILLIS is technically the correct pronunciation): J.N. Willys pronounced his name `Willis,' local Jeep historian says - Toledo Blade
In that old promotional video from the Willy's-Overland company I linked to, they pronounced it Willis when talking about the company, but Willees when talking about the vehicle.
Yesterday 01:59 PM
sonjason Is it wrong to put a "WILLYS" sticker on a non WILLYS Jeep?
Yesterday 12:42 PM
UB748
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Originally Posted by Fionabalogna View Post
It seems that the correct pronunciation of Willys is indisputable. However, since I was about 10 yrs old, when my passion fro Jeeps was ignited, I always heard "Willees," pronunciation. I have to admit I will still always say it that way, I will just have to live with the fat that I am wrong. Oh well.

You are wrong in a wonderful way! GO WILLEES!!!
Yesterday 10:32 AM
Fionabalogna It seems that the correct pronunciation of Willys is indisputable. However, since I was about 10 yrs old, when my passion fro Jeeps was ignited, I always heard "Willees," pronunciation. I have to admit I will still always say it that way, I will just have to live with the fat that I am wrong. Oh well.
Yesterday 07:33 AM
AGS Here's an article I found that talks about the pronunciation of Willys and whey there's so much confusion (it confirms WILLIS is technically the correct pronunciation):

J.N. Willys pronounced his name `Willis,' local Jeep historian says - Toledo Blade
Yesterday 06:50 AM
lanslide
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Originally Posted by ATG View Post
A name that ends in s doesn't need an apostrophe, agreed. And on the Jeep the decal is the name. No debate about the hood of the vehicle.

But if one is referring to the four-wheel drive vehicle inspired by the heritage of the Willys-Overland design, Willys' Wheeler seems appropriate.

Automakers in general seem exempt from apostrophes, though, so I will let it go.

What I really am interested in knowing is, was anyone able to get the trencher to work with a hardtop, and can the sickle bar and pesticide fogger attachments be used at the same time?

Willys Overland Promotional Movie - Workhorses of Industry - YouTube
I don't know about the hard top but I specifically got the soft top so I could use those attachments.
Yesterday 06:42 AM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by ATG View Post
A name that ends in s doesn't need an apostrophe, agreed. And on the Jeep the decal is the name. No debate about the hood of the vehicle.

But if one is referring to the four-wheel drive vehicle inspired by the heritage of the Willys-Overland design, Willys' Wheeler seems appropriate.

Automakers in general seem exempt from apostrophes, though, so I will let it go.

What I really am interested in knowing is, was anyone able to get the trencher to work with a hardtop, and can the sickle bar and pesticide fogger attachments be used at the same time?

Willys Overland Promotional Movie - Workhorses of Industry - YouTube
I think of it as THE Willys Wheeler, not Willys' Wheeler.
In other news, I pass an upholstery shop every morning going to work. For the past 2 or 3 months they have had an army Willys in there, on the lift, pushed just outside the bays or behind other cars in the bays. I would get a glance at it. Last Monday they put it on the side of the street with a for sale sign on it. '53 Willys, $11,500. Looks great, don't know how it runs.
Yesterday 06:19 AM
ATG
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Originally Posted by ciarraikerry View Post
The name is correct as on the decal. It's not meant to be possessive. I don't know what it is about last names ending in S make people want to add apostrophes to them. My last name ends in S and that shit drives me crazy.
A name that ends in s doesn't need an apostrophe, agreed. And on the Jeep the decal is the name. No debate about the hood of the vehicle.

But if one is referring to the four-wheel drive vehicle inspired by the heritage of the Willys-Overland design, Willys' Wheeler seems appropriate.

Automakers in general seem exempt from apostrophes, though, so I will let it go.

What I really am interested in knowing is, was anyone able to get the trencher to work with a hardtop, and can the sickle bar and pesticide fogger attachments be used at the same time?

Willys Overland Promotional Movie - Workhorses of Industry - YouTube
Yesterday 06:05 AM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by ATG View Post
Someone helpfully corrected me that Willy's is incorrect and it should be Willys. Thank you. I would much rather find out after the first time than the 100 th.

In response, someone else mentioned that there was a long discussion of the topic. Is it in this thread? Could someone get me within, I don't know, 500 or so posts of the 10,000 in this discussion? I can hunt from there. I am interested.

It seems to me that if it isn't correct to call it Willy's Wheeler because the s is part of the name, it should at least be Willys' Wheeler, but I'd like to read the discussion before I claim that with any sort of conviction.

And, yes, this is what I think about waiting the weeks and weeks for my first ever Jeep to be built.
The name is correct as on the decal. It's not meant to be possessive. I don't know what it is about last names ending in S make people want to add apostrophes to them. My last name ends in S and that shit drives me crazy.
Yesterday 05:30 AM
lanslide
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Originally Posted by Razer View Post
I'll just call mine Bob
...or Bill
Yesterday 05:26 AM
lanslide
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Originally Posted by chargermop View Post
We got tons of rain today went played in the puddles like a little kid :-) .
Are you still try'n to kill me?! I need a Valium.
08-25-2014 11:40 PM
Digger70 Lol I've already had people ask why I put WILLYS on the hood. One dude asked if my name's WILLY. Duhhhhhh. Hey, maybe I'll take WILLYS off and put DUHHHHHH on instead.
08-25-2014 11:16 PM
1monday good to know I was right in saying 'willis', I've been corrected more times than not
08-25-2014 11:12 PM
Razer I'll just call mine Bob
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