Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2010 Moab Rim Trail in a Willys Jeep
Easter Jeep Safari 2010. Taking my Willys MB on the Moab Rim Trail. I did this last year with my JK so I let my buddy the "Troublemaker" from Illinois have a little fun. Only the V8 engined Jeeps made it to the top of the Sand Dune at max throttle. The MB did it at half power!! Go to www.jeepingoffroad.com for the Willys build up and more Jeeping adventures.
ZR-1 Corvette vs LSx Willy's Jeep
The LSx Willy's Jeep we featured a few months back was fast enough as is,
bit now it's got a hefty Nitrous shot to
go along with! Check this thing out pulling the wheels on the STREET and
whooping up on some local cars!
Jeep History: "Autobiography of a Jeep" 1943 United Films 10min
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
"Describes the designing of the Jeep to meet military needs of being
compact, light weight and maneuverable over rough terrain."
Jeep is an automobile marque of Chrysler (itself a subsidiary of Fiat). The
first Willys Jeeps were produced in 1941 with the first civilian models in
1945, making it the oldest off-road vehicle and sport utility vehicle (SUV)
brand. It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the
Land Rover which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. The original
Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the
primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies
during World War II, as well as the postwar period. Many Jeep variants
serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in
Bantam Reconnaissance Car
When it became obvious that the United States was eventually going to
become involved in the war raging in Europe, the U.S. Army contacted 135
companies asking for working prototypes of a four-wheel-drive
reconnaissance car. Only two companies responded to the request, The
American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland. The Army had set what
seemed like an impossible deadline of 49 days to supply a working
prototype. Willys asked for more time but were refused. The bankrupt
American Bantam Car Company had no engineering staff left on the payroll
and brought in Karl Probst, a talented freelance designer from Detroit.
After turning down an initial request from Bantam, Probst accepted the job
after being asked again by the Army, and initially working without salary,
went to work July 17, 1940.
Probst completely laid out plans for the Bantam prototype, known as the BRC
or Bantam Reconnaissane Car, in two days, and the next day estimated the
total cost of the vehicle. On July 22, Bantam's bid was submitted, complete
with blueprints. Much of the vehicle had to be assembled from existing
off-the-shelf automotive parts, and the custom four-wheel drivetrain
components were supplied by Spicer. The hand-built prototype was completed
in Butler, Pennsylvania, and driven to Camp Holabird, Maryland, for
testing by the Army on 21 September 1940. The vehicle met the Army's
criteria, but its engine did not meet the Army's torque requirements.
Ford Pygmy and Willys MB
The Army felt that the Bantam company was too small to supply the number of
vehicles it needed, so it supplied the Bantam design to Willys and Ford who
were encouraged to make their own changes and modifications. The resulting
Ford "Pygmy" and Willys "Quad" prototypes looked very similar to the Bantam
BRC (Bantam Reconnaissance Car) prototype and Spicer supplied very similar
four-wheel drivetrain components to all three manufacturers.
Fifteen hundred of each of the three models were built and extensively
field-tested. Willys-Overland's chief engineer Delmar "Barney" Roos made
design changes to meet a revised weight specification (a maximum of 1,275
lb (578 kg) including oil and water). He was thus able to use the powerful
but comparatively heavy Willys "Go Devil" engine, and win the initial
production contract. The Willys version of the car would become the
standardized jeep design, designated the model MB and was built at their
plant in Toledo, Ohio. The familiar pressed metal Jeep grille was actually
a Ford design feature and incorporated into the final design by the Army.
Since the War Department required a large number of vehicles to be
manufactured in a relatively short time, Willys-Overland granted the United
States Government a non-exclusive license to allow another company to
manufacture vehicles using Willys' specifications. The Army chose Ford as
the second supplier, but building Jeeps to the Willys' design. Willys
supplied Ford with a complete set of plans and specifications. American
Bantam, the creators of the first Jeep, spent the rest of the war building
heavy-duty trailers for the Army....
Crossing the Creek with Brian and Dave
Here is the second part to this video.
Vid of B2:
This had to be the deepest the creek has ever been. Dave's iroc's performed
great. He wasn't able to get out but the vehicle was able to keep moving.
Black Jeep Rubicon off road. Area BFE Moab Easter Jeep Safari Black Jeep JK and Jeep TJ run.
Green Day 4x4 Trail. Part of area BFE. Our small group of two Black
Rubicons and a black TJ had a fun day. First watched the JK experience
Jeeps take on helldorado, then we went and ran Green Day. The larger JK
was sporting a new Teraflex 6 inch LCG, 38x14.5 MTR, poison spyder rock
sliders and fenders. Poison spyder front bumper. Had a great time, broke
in a new rig.
2012 Crawl Readers Ride Moab
2012 Crawl Readers Ride in Moab Utah during Easter Jeep Safari at AreaBFE.
For more information go to www.crawlmag.com or
1945 willys mb jeep 4x4 restored with some added touches.
1945 willys MB Jeep. fully restored and some mods like the lift and 31 inch
tires. this willys was a frame off and everything was new or rebuilt the
paint is Candy apple red but the video does not show the true color that
.It was built to show and go but it really never left the garage. I ended
up trading it for a 55 Chysler New Yorker with a 331 Hemi. Videos of it
will come in the near future.
1968 AM General 2 1/2 6x6 Ton Multifuel Truck Resurecting The Toyota
Hey guys, apparently people are having a hard time telling that i was being
sarcastic when i said, "I don't think you should be taking this thing off
road, This is NOT an off road vehicle" I'm not exactly sure how people
can't tell that that is an obvious joke about a 6x6 diesel truck with
military tires. I mean, jesus, its even camo! Why would something be
camo, unless it was going to be driven in woods, and have to blend in with
trees and all... hahah, i don't know guys... i know i said it
serious-sounding sort of, but come on now. So anyway, back to the video
description: The Toyota has been back in the woods since i had to clean
up the field. So Drew borrowed this beast of a truck so we could get it
out of the woods. These Tires on the duce really don't do well i the
mud. luckily once it digs down, it gets enough traction :) so we plan on
getting the toyota going again soon. with any luck :) (update: the
woods had flooded bad, about a year before this video was shot, and the
toyota was underwater to about 3/4 or so up the seats... so the engine
filled with water, and is completely siezed. Its the 20R out of a 79 i
had. I plan on finding a 22R for it if i can.)
Jeep Willys with Tank Tracks
Bolt on tank tracks on a modified Jeep Willys powered by a Buick V6 engine.
The Tracks were manufactured by a company called "A. F. Wagner Industries
Inc." of concord California. They were made sometime during the mid 60s
and there was only 6 sets made and were apparently expensive and thus may
be the reason there were so few made. They are called "Wagner-Trac" and
were made specifically as a set of tank tracks for a jeep with a wheelbase
of 81 inches. The wheelbase is not adjustable so the wheelbase is critical
and just like a tank you would have to install turning brakes to drive the
Jeep because the steering is null and void as soon as you bolt them on.
They are all steel construction so were probably designed for offroad only.
FWTV: Moab Uncovered Part 5
Four Wheeler TV Season 2: Episode 19.
Continued Series. In Part Five of Moab Uncovered: Exploring the dangers of
Coyote Canyon by four wheel drive. Bob Bower and Tony Becker visit the Jeep
Expo in town. The crew gets it first look at Hell's Revenge, a trail with
giant drop-offs and other obstacles. Kevin Hawkins takes us on a tour of
extreme trails just outside the city of Moab and explains the consequences
of driving these trails without a guide.
Mission to Snow
Spring snow wheeling of 2011. All of the roads that we ran were legal and
open for motorized vehicles. We were the first ones up there so it was
trailbreaking all day. The drifts were 10' rollers in spots, one right
after another. Running 0-2 psi on this trip. No powder, it was all
crusty, windblown drifted ridge running so staying on top was the challenge
of the day. Great time, thanks everyone.
JK Experience Area BFE Helldorado Extreme 4x4 Trail Run by Jeep JKs at Easter Jeep Safari
Area BFE is a rock crawling and 4x4 heaven. These Jeep JK's are some of
the best built if not the best built in the world with some of the best
drivers and supporters of the off-road community present. The trail being
run is upper Helldorado. The first obstacle is known as the gatekeeper,
later is the squeeze, followed by the waterfall at the end. Entry to area
BFE is free of charge, but donations at the gate are appreciated.