MVS - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler.
We will take a look at everything from the exterior features to the
interior features and everything else in between.
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1952 Willys Jeep vs. 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser - Generation Gap: 4x4s
Cast your vote here:
In the latest episode of Generation Gap, Matt and Davin look at two
vehicles that can go the distance – a 1952 Willys M38 Jeep and a 1976
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. The M38 gets points for proudly serving in the
Korean War as well as the Michigan National Guard, while the civilian FJ
has recently gained superstar status in the classic car marketplace. Which
one gets your vote? Watch as the guys argue for their chosen 4x4, then tell
us what you think..
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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....
RIDING in the 750hp LSx Willys Jeep
It's been a LOOOONG time since a ride along has put such a HUGE smile on my
face, as silly as it may seem, riding in this Jeep is more intense and
crazy than a 1800hp TT Lambo (although a different kind of fun), it's
almost like an amusement ride that tries to scare you. Hop onboard the
750hp Procharger & Nitrous Express
powered LSx Willys!
1990 - Part 5 Best of Famoso Raceway Vintage AA Gassers Willys Nostalgia Drag Racing Bakersfield, CA
Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/
1990 Vintage AA Gassers Willys Nostalgia Drag Racing, Part 5 Best of Famoso
Race Drag Racing; Dan Horan Jr. Top Fuel dragster, Willys Gassers, K.S.
Pittman, Stone-Woods & Cook, Gary Fore Willys Foreplay Gasser, Junior Fuel,
Vintage Famoso Raceway, Nostalgia Drag Racing, Pro Mods, A/Gas, Nitro Top
Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion, Auto Club
Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you by
Video courtesy of Ralph West of One Man Video.
Don Moyer's Rebel Reaper Willys Gasser
This is some video of Don Moyer's AMC Powered Rebel Reaper Willys Gasser. A
real hot rod owned and raced by a real hot rodder! This footage was shot at
the 2009 Gasser Nationals in Thompson, Ohio at Thompson Raceway Park.
1940 Willys Cabover Slideshow 1
Getting started. Taking a 1992 Dodge 1 ton extended cab pickup. Lengthing
and widening front fenders. Building a new 3 inch wider nose piece. Cutting
body in half front to rear and widening it 4 inches. Lifting it on to dodge
truck frame and getting it set where it will stay.
180MPH STREET RACE - LSX Willys & Z06 Corvette
NO DOORS, NO SEAT BELTS, NO WINDSHIELD + 180MPH.... Someone's got some
balls! This is what happens when you have a close ass race and no one
wants to lift! The LSx Willys pairs up against a Z06 and a damn good race!
A few other races with a C7 Supercharged Corvette and an FD Mazda RX7
featured as well!
Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I
made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my
photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos
and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some
recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some
sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is
me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.