Page Stephens hpst at EARTHLINK.NET
Sat Apr 26 00:32:14 UTC 2003

I have read somewhere or other, and my father once told me that Ford jeeps
were preferred so much over Willys by soldiers that one Ford jeep was worth
six Willys in military trade. According to my father this was due to the
fact that the Ford was based on the easy to repair Ford Model A design which
could be fixed if it broke down with a pair of pliers and some bailing wire.

I cannot vouch for the truth of this story.

Does anyone know if there is any element of truth to it?

Page Stephens

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Subject: Jeeps

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> At a website on jeep history,
> it's interesting that the first jeeps were made by more than one company:
> << Early Years
> 1940: Jeep specification issued and prototypes built by Bantam,
> Willys-Overland and later Ford; see the Rifkind report.
> 1941-1945: Jeep MB, built by Willys- Overland and Ford, Willys 2.2L 4cyl
> side-valve engine.
> Pictured is a 1942 Jeep MB.
> 1942: Ford GPA - Amphibious Jeep or Seep.
> Civilian Jeeps - CJ
> CJ2A: 1945-1949, first civilian Jeep. . . . >> etc
> See also the Rifkind Report that this site refers to:
> - Allan Metcalf

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