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Old 07-29-2015, 07:28 AM
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Collection of Vintage Jeeps

@Omix-Ada (Rugged Ridge) in Suwanee, GA.

Incredible. Simply incredible.
Thanks for the tour, Dave.


























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Wow, great collection.

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Wow, great collection.
No kidding.
And Dave takes great pains to source original parts for the restorations.
And they all run. And they're all driven periodically.
There's dirt on the tires of the pre-war prototypes.
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Thanks for taking me down memory lane.

Awesome eye candy/tks for sharing!

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Very cool pics! Is that place open to the public?

To think of what soldiers did in those Jeeps with the skinny tires. And we all think we need 35's and lockers and lifts!
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Wow! Thanks for sharing.
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So cool!
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Very cool pics! Is that place open to the public?...
Sort of....

I'm local and have lots of mutual friends with workers there.
I'd call ahead and see if it's a good day; don't just show up and expect to get in.
But I think that they'd be happy to show off the collection to an enthusiast/customer that was passing through.

The Curator, Dave, is a living encyclopedia of Jeepdom. He is passionate to a degree that humbles me. Best ambassador of the brand that I've ever met.
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OUTSTANDING!!!

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Thanks for the info @Hilldweller ! I love all the drip pans, too! Haven't had one yet that didn't mark its territory!
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Thanks for sharing! Just amazing!
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Thanks for the info @Hilldweller ! I love all the drip pans, too! Haven't had one yet that didn't mark its territory!
They said, "if they stop leaking, they're out of oil".


Just the smell of that place was enough to give me a full-on chubby.
Gear Head paradise.
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They said, "if they stop leaking, they're out of oil".
Even well-maintained vintage jeeps have character.

That's an awesome collection. There's a collection of other non-jeep cars here in St. Louis, and while I've taken a tour, I've thought it would be great to record a movie about the vehicles to preserve some of the individual stories. The same would be good for this Jeep collection.
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I've pinged Scott Brady and Chris Collard from Overland Journal and am trying to get them to head east and do a full pictorial on the Jeeps. Take them out on the trail, etc. I'm sure there could be some video...

Haven't heard back yet. I think it's Journal-worthy.
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Dang, what a collection!
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Wow!! I would love to see all of them in person.
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Thanks for the info @Hilldweller ! I love all the drip pans, too! Haven't had one yet that didn't mark its territory!
Wow! I was so busy looking at the Jeeps themselves that I totally missed the drip pans!

OP, awesome pics....thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:07 AM
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Heard back from Dave about tours.

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Bill, people can reach us at: [email protected]

The web site URL is Discover the Story behind the Jeeps in our Collection | Jeep Collection

I can do one tour with a reasonable number of people, but I can't do a dozen tours individually.
Thanks, Dave
So get yer groups together. See the Jeeps, wheel in the GA mountains, camp, explore, get dirty.
Live life the Jeep way.
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And to think I used to live just a couple miles from there (Buford, GA) and never knew that was there. I would have given my left arm to have visited that while I lived there.
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And to think I used to live just a couple miles from there (Buford, GA) and never knew that was there. I would have given my left arm to have visited that while I lived there.
Hey, neighbor. I used to live in Sugar Hill.
I knew Rugged Ridge/Omix-Ada was around but I never really sought them out.
I ran into Dave the first time I hit the Upper Tellico OHV area in my completely stock 2008 Sahara. Everybody passed me that day....

I'll tell you what though; those RR people are serious Jeep-heads. They're not just hoisting the Jeep flag to make a buck. They bleed motor oil.
I've never in my life seen a place staffed with a higher percentage of true enthusiasts.
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When I lived there I didn't have a Jeep but I had owned a few before moving to GA. Now I regret that I didn't have one while I was there. (2003-2006)
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I was lucky enough to see a few of these at Bantam this year. It's great to see the history being preserved. Awesome collection!

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Wow! If anybody does get a small group tour together, post a thread on here -- I'm very close by and would love to see it. And I mentor a fatherless boy every week who lives in Sugar Hill; that would be a GREAT thing for us to do one week. I could probably get four people together myself, if the timing is right.

That is just so cool!
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Very, very cool collection, thanks for posting.

So starting at this pic, what are all the sticks for.



1. Transmission
2. Transfer case (4wd)
3. E-brake?
4. ??

Thoughts?
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I am in Buford. Would love to take a walk through that building also.
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Very, very cool collection, thanks for posting.

So starting at this pic, what are all the sticks for.

1. Transmission
2. Transfer case (4wd)
3. E-brake?
4. ??

Thoughts?
Transmission.

Power Take-off.

Separate sticks for 4-hi and 4-lo, rather than one stick that puts it in 4-hi, 4-lo, or N
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The owner of #53 used the Jeep as a volunteer ambulance in Michigan. OA bought the Jeep from his widow. It's just the way he left it.
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The collection will be open to the public July 16th.
Don't miss the opportunity...

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It's even nicer now.
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