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JEEP. The Army Needs 'em. Ford Builds 'Em. January 10, 1942.

By GoldyLocks

If you watched M*A*S*H like I did growing up, you remember how they bumped and bounced around in a Jeep in Korea. And in, addition, for me Jeep is important because it is the first vehicle that I ever drove. My Dad had a construction company and they had a utility vehicle that hauled around tools and stuff in the back of an old Army Jeep. It was a bumpy and jerky first go, but I got the feel for gas powered vehicles and that was that. I have that as a clear memory :-).

Well, after WWII started the Army already had Jeeps from Willy's ( I think what my Dad had was an old Willy's Jeep ), but they couldn't produce them fast enough for the Army, so the Army went to Ford.

Ford said yes, and signed a deal on January 10, 1942 to build Jeeps for the Army. They started rolling off the production line very soon after that.

The rest is History!

Have a great day, and salute every Jeep you see on the road!

David

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BifferSoul
Jan 15, 2008 at 11:22 am
GREAT!!!
 
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racerx23
Jan 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm
cool ! my neighbor has an old willys jeep.
 
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Jan 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm
COOL! Brings back memories.
 
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JerryandMary
Jan 10, 2008 at 10:52 am
If I could find a Ford GP ("G" Government and "P" 80 inch wheelbase reconnaissance car) and had a place to park it I would likely grab it. LOL I would likely grab it and then fine a place to park it.
Jerry
 
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saboianeto
Jan 10, 2008 at 5:03 am
Very nice!!!
 

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