Jeeps

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  1. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    a rarity:
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    Captured "Tommy-flitzer" (read: Tommy-Speeder) from an English sabotage troop, passed into the possession of German Flak artillerists, in the wildly rugged Tunisian mountain country
     
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  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I've only seen one FC 'in the wild'. I was about five and thought it was about the coolest vehicle ever. I think that moment might have cause my affliction.
     
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  3. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Beggars can't be choosers: ex Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein 1947
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  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Starter crank hole in front bumper. VWs had them too but I've never seen either one being crank started. Probably easier to just push start them if battery died, I guess.
     
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  5. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler


    :cool:
     
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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    That video led to this one. Were there really any bug bodied VWs in the Africa Corps?

     
  7. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Typ 87 Kommandeurswagen, basically a 4x4 VW Schwimmwagen with Beetle body. But I don't know any provable picture source

    BTT: Tommy-Flitzer Afrikakorps 2
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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I didn't know that the Jeeps built by Ford had the Ford script on the back. I thought that the parts were just marked with a F.

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  10. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Hello Dave,

    Any chance that's a re-pop rear bucket, or an original that's had the Ford logo added in (pressed and/or a plate welded in maybe)?

    I've never seen that before in a wartime model, but that doesn't mean it ain't necessarily so!

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
  11. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    This is the marking I've seen previously, which I guess is what you've been used to too Dave.

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    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Hey Jim,

    New to me as well. I did some net surfing and saw this.. He mentions the Ford script and F stamps at.5:00

     
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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    1945 Ford pickup truck on the line behind it. War era painted bumpers

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    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  15. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Queen Elizabeth II makes a tour of inspection at a rally of the Indian National Cadet Corps, accompanied by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in Delhi, India - January 1961


    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, right, at back, driving round the course in an Army jeep at the United Services Point-to-Point meeting at Larkhill, Wiltshire - 21 February 1953


    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in a jeep during the Royal tour of Nepal
     
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    DaveB Very Senior Member

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    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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  18. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Saw this one with a PTO capstan winch. This jeep didn't originally have one but the owner said it was new/old stock that was available during WWII.

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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Egan decided to leave college, and enlisted with the US Army, entering basic training in March 1969,[2] and eventually serving in Vietnam. Characteristically, he later described a Jeep he had that the Viet Cong hit with a mortar shell as "the only non-English vehicle I ever drove that exploded."[3]

    Peter Egan (columnist) - Wikipedia
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Given the weight of a jeep, you have to wonder at the utility of it for anything other than dragging out the machine itself.

    Lordy, they're not cheap.
    Interesting thread on g503:
    Original Capstan Winch for G503,G504, G179 Vehicles THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORY - G503 Military Vehicle Message Forums
     
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