The History On The Jeep.
This was a special on WPVI 12 in 1996 . Hope you enjoy. Len.
El fallecido General George C. Marshall definió al Jeep como La mayor contribución de los Estados Unidos de América a las operaciones de guerra modernas. De hecho, la historia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial es también la historia de los primeros años de Jeep, dado que después de 1941 participó en todas las campañas como vehículo ametralladora, vehículo de reconocimiento, ambulancia, camioneta, limusina para el frente, portador de municiones, máquina para el tendido de alambres y taxi.
1943 Willy's MB Jeep - Walk Around
Recently I sold my 1943 Willy's MB Jeep so I thought I had best make a video while it was still around. 4 cylinder L-head "Go Devil" engine SAE HP 15.63 Net HP 54 @ 4000 RPM 6-volt electrical system. Jeep is complete with fully functional electrical system, all working lights, canvas windshield cover, summer canvas top, Jerry Can, M-1 Rifle Carrier, canvas water bucket, shovel, axe and wipers, but most of those items were removed for transport to another state. Unfortunately the battery died a few years ago so no engine running, lights or horn in this video. Very nice clean Jeep. Sorry to see it go!
SAS Willys jeep rebuild part 1
Restoration of a 1944 Willys MB jeep. The body tub was a rotten Hotchkiss one, so a repro body tub was used. Chassis, axles, engine, gearbox, grill and many little parts are genuine WW2. The Jeep is being built to represent one used by 4 SAS as used behind the lines in Brittany, France. 1 and 2 SAS, were British, 3 and 4 SAS were French, and 5 SAS were from Belgium. Many hours were spent studying original photographs to make an authentic replica. The first 10 or so jeeps were modified in Scotland. 4 were parachuted into France, the rest were brough in by glider. After Brittany was mostly liberated, the SAS regrouped in Vannes for a refit. A convoy of 40 jeeps and Bedford trucks were driven from the UK via Normandy, and modified by local garages to the individual crews requirements. Consequently no 2 jeeps are identical. See my next videos as the restoration progresses.