Through the painstakingly researched text, and through detailed colour photography of outstanding examples of the cars, Factory-Original Wartime Jeeps attempts to identify and illustrate those differences for the benefit of enthusiasts who ...
Finding, Restoring, and Rebuilding a Wartime Legend Sean Dunnage ... the end there will always be those who criticize you for not using original parts or changing something to suit yourself instead of keeping your Jeep factory original.
Author: Sean Dunnage
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
The Jeep as we know it from WW2 news reels, big screen movies and television shows such as M.A.S.H. or The Rat Patrol was the result of the US War Department's requirement for a light command-reconnaissance car to meet the US Armys needs under the threat of a looming European war. After only a few weeks of development the Jeep would end up in all of the Allied armies of the world courtesy of Bantam, Willys and Ford. Many of the Jeeps built during the war would go on to serve for over 60 years in various parts of the world in both military and civilian use. This book is a basic guide to building a WW2 Jeep using restored, rebuilt and modern reproduction parts for those who have never done it before, just as I hadn't either. You'll find a clear step by step process used to build a truly historical vehicle. Combined with the other books and websites that will be noted in this volume as well as some basic auto mechanical knowledge on your part you should be able to have your own piece of Jeep history rolling in no time.
Mix and Match - Rebuilt Wartime Jeeps During and after World War II , tired and damaged jeeps were rebuilt in large , factorylike ... No effort was made to reassemble the original numbered body , chassis , drive train , and engine .
Although there have been many Jeep books, this is the first complete history of the Willys-Overland passenger cars, civilian trucks (as well as civilian and military Jeeps) along with the corporation's history.
Author: Patrick R. Foster
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
Although there have been many Jeep books, this is the first complete history of the Willys-Overland passenger cars, civilian trucks (as well as civilian and military Jeeps) along with the corporation's history. Illustrated with rare and unusual factory photos and period ads, the Willys-Overland saga begins in 1903 when the Standard Wheel Company began making Overland cars. Soon after, auto dealer John North Willys was forced by circumstances to rescue the failing Overland company. By 1916 Willys had become the second-best selling car in the world. Prospering in the '20s but then bankrupt a decade later, the firm crawled back from the edge in time to win the all-important Jeep contract that ensured Willys would survive. Even after Kaiser Motors bought Willys in 1953 its products were still branded Willys until 1963 when the name was phased out. The final new Willys Jeep introduced - the Wagoneer - became a legend in its own right. Also covered are the pre-war coupes modified into high-powered racers.
The first of its kind, the Land Rover Series I was revealed in 1948 to a design by Maurice Wilks. Maurice was chief engineer for manufacturer Rover, and based his concept on the original American wartime Willys Jeep.
Author: Jim Ratcliffe
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Category: Political Science
One of the world’s top 40 manufacturing companies, one of the largest global petrochemicals producers and the biggest private company in the UK, INEOS has risen to prominence over the past twenty years led by three unassuming northern grammar school boys: majority owner Jim Ratcliffe and his business partners Andy Currie and John Reece. The company’s prolific growth and unlikely success have reshaped the industry, though its first two decades have been punctuated by close calls and hard lessons, as well as unprecedented highs. As they celebrate the company’s twentieth anniversary and continued evolution, Ratcliffe and his management team have opened up on the major junctions of the INEOS journey, and their insights into business and manufacturing today.
The Jeep saw itself featured in a Hollywood movie , Four Jills in a Jeep , made during World War II , and was ... There was also a real fear that if enemy agents managed to destroy the Willys factory , the army would be in big trouble .
Author: Michael Green
When it entered army service in 1985, AM General's high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle-better known as the Humvee-quickly assumed the status the World War II jeep enjoyed among an earlier generation of soldiers. Humvee at War showcases this iconic vehicle in the many roles and configurations it has taken on over the years-ambulance, troop transport, and armament carrier among them.
1 Its wartime predecessor, the AK of 1941–2, had been adapted from an American Jeep captured in the Philippines by the ... 1 The Centre was sited just outside Coventry, on a famous old wartime base, adjacent to the factory where the ...
Author: Steven Parissien
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
In this book Steven Parissien examines the impact, development and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colourful 130-year history. He tells the story of the auto, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s - as little more than a powered quadricycle - via the early pioneer carmakers, the advances of the interwar era, the 'Golden Age' of the 1950s and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, which culminated in the global mergers of the 1990s and the bailouts of the early twenty-first century. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance. The Life of the Automobile is a tale of people: of intuitive carmakers such as Benz, Agnelli, Royce and Citron; of exceptionally gifted designers such as Issigonis, Lefebvre, Michelotti and Bangle; and of visionary industrialists such as Ford, Tata and Porsche. Above all, The Life of the Automobile demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later.
808 , July 1993 battered old wartime Jeep . ... but he eventually decided that he did not want to continue to assist me , and Mr Feral would not insist , so I was provided with the services of a supernumerary Factory Clerk .
factory now making aircraft parts has installed radio - telephones as an adjunct to its materials handling ... mobile radio- original intent had been to fit the Jeep as they were in pre - war days , passenger telephone units now ...
Construction of the Volkswagen (first known as the K.D.F.) factory was started in 1938, and though not fully completed when war broke out, produced its first cars in 1940. These were crude military models of the original sedan, ...
Author: Bill Carroll
Publisher: Edizioni Savine
“At any price, Herr Dr. Porsche. At any price below 1000 marks ($250),” laughed Hitler as he ordered the inauguration of the Volkswagen project in the late summer of 1933. The scene was Berlin’s Hotel Kaiserhof where Hitler, meeting with Germany’s most famous automotive engineer, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, was outlining plans for a “people’s car.” Hitler wanted, for the German worker, a car that would travel the autobahns, at reasonably high speed, provide gasoline mileage in the 30 to 35 miles per gallon class and be simply constructed and inexpensive to repair. Also, it had to cost less than any other car on the European market.