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Willys Reunion Wheeling


Willys Flatfenders 4 Wheeling in Southwest PA

Some Willys flatfenders 4 wheeling prior to the '18 Willys Spring Reunion.
For more footage of the same trip, see Jpet's youtube channel.
Please forgive the editing, I'm a first timer.
And the rattling (sorry) is the daybox banging against the .30.

Willys Jeep Live To Drive- Episode 5

Watch this Sideline episode featuring Willy's Jeep with its incredible story.
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Jeep History: "Autobiography of a Jeep" 1943 United Films; World War II

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Describes the designing of the Jeep to meet military needs of being compact, light weight and maneuverable over rough terrain.

Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound.

Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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 other nations.

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,[9] 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....

Ford GP 1941: With 280,000 Examples Of The World Famous Willys Jeep Has Proven Its Success

The Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4, Command Reconnaissance, commonly known as Jeep or jeep, and sometimes referred to as G503 are four-wheel drive military utility vehicles that were manufactured from 1941 to 1945 to help mobilize the Allied forces.
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Willys Flat Fenders @ Badlands Off-road Park

BAM BAM and Plumb Crazy having fun at Badlands Off-road Park in Attica, IN

DOUBLE GARDAN Eps. Jeep Wrangler Willys

Double Gardan merupakan program yang siap memacu adrenalin anda bagi para penggemar offroad. Saksikan Double Gardan, Sabtu & Minggu jam 21.30 hanya di Autogadget, Ch. 108 Indovision.


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Flat Fenders in the Black Hills

A group of flat fender Willys and friends get together to go wheeling in the Black Hills

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Willys Jeep MB offroad in snowy Sweden February 2018

Followed a 210 km 4WD trail in the forrest north of Göteborg in Sweden. A three days epic endeavor.

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For more cool footage, check out the YouTube channels of:
Stan Fuller


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Willys Flatfenders On Moab Rim - Z Turn

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For more cool Willys footage, go to the YouTube channels of
Stan Fuller



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