Name: Brian D.
Time: Sat Jun 3 11:33:20 EDT 2006
Brian, Thanks for all your time and effort in putting this together.
You have done an incredible amount of research on what must truly be the
most authorative reference on this topic. I was only looking to see what
the configuration of the star on the hood looked like, but now two hours
later I can not stop reading!
Name: Paul Lepine
Time: Mon May 8 10:54:00 EDT 2006
Though I have a love and facination with WWII Jeeps, I am currently
driving the 06 Unlimited. I attend the vehicle shows often, now on the
hunt for a 1/4 ton M100 or M416 to use as a utility and camping trailer.
Thanks for the site. Paul
Name: Lt. Col. R.L. Turley,
Time: Wed Apr 26 13:50:44 EDT 2006
Probably the best reference run-down on military jeep trailers I've
seen. Appreciate the individual effort of you and a small number of others
to take the time to do these things for the rest of us.
Time: Mon Apr 24 14:13:39 EST 2006
Hello, I have been looking for a ww2 era jeep. Later periods would
be fine also. A friend of mine has two and Im afraid my boys and I have
contracted "the green disease". Being a newbee, I would like to find something
that isn't a complete basket case:) A ww2 era truck would be a consideration
also. Regards, Corey
Name: William Parkhurst
Time: Thu Apr 20 08:36:29 EST 2006
I am looking to find replacement nomeclature plates for my 1944 ford
willys I'm trying to restore. thank you sir for your web site
Name: Anthony LaMonte
Time: Mon Apr 17 15:48:34 EST 2006
I live in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada . Thanks for all the info and
Name: Jerry Huber
Time: Tue Feb 28 13:57:08 EST 2006
Great site, currently own a 1944 Willys MB and a couple of off-road
Jeeps. I am looking to buy an M-715, any ideas? Would like one in good
condition and willing to pay fair price. E-mail me with any suggestions.
Name: Steve Grogan
Time: Sat Feb 25 15:31:35 EST 2006
Great Website with tons of good information !! I am located In Columbus
Time: Sun Feb 12 18:36:53 EST 2006
I really apprecitate your web page. I'm in the searching/research/dreaming
stage of buying a WWII era Willy's/strictly military jeep. I want to restore
it to the authentic look of WWII era jeeps. I love WWII history and your
page reflects the great sacrfice of our that "Great generation". Thanks
again. Jeremy Gettysburg Pa
Name: travis fryzowicz
Time: Wed Feb 8 21:26:46 EST 2006
great site so glad i have found it thank you brian
Time: Sun Jan 29 14:10:32 EST 2006
FOR SALE: 1941 SLATGRILL WILLYS JEEP. TOP CONDITION! EURO: 14950,-
Name: Estate Art Glass
Time: Sat Jan 21 14:35:47 EST 2006
If you get a chance, you should check out my site. Estate Art Glass
at http://www.Fun.To/BuyArtGlass This site is dedicated to collecting Antique,
Vintage and Modern Tiffany, Steuben, Quezal, Loetz, Orient & Flume,
Abelman, Corriea, and Lundberg Art Glass from 1900 - 2006. We Buy, We Sell,
We Trade! There is content for everyone. There are history/education pages,
as well as artglass for sale.
Time: Mon Jan 9 22:23:15 EST 2006
i own a 1985 iltis canadian army jeep i would like to know where i
can get or puchase a large radio antenna i just want it for show can any
body help me and is there a iltis jeep club out there to join? thanks jeff.
Name: Ben Childs
Time: Wed Dec 28 14:49:51 EST 2005
Very informative. Lots of good info. Thanks. Great web site.
Name: larry ippert
Time: Tue Dec 27 01:36:47 EST 2005
thanks,am trying to find out as much as i can about jeeps.i have a
1966@72 j10, j20. larry
Name: dick kanoski
Time: Wed Dec 21 13:25:35 EST 2005
I am a WWII re-enactor-101AB/502PIR-HQ.Co.I have a 44 willys MB restored
a nd always looking for additions to make it even better.
Name: jeff badoud
Time: Tue Dec 20 19:45:51 EST 2005
Name: SSgt Glen Fanelli
Time: Thu Dec 8 23:01:07 EST 2005
Basically I am in the market for a WWII Willy or a CJ 5 or 7.
Name: Brian S. Miller
Time: Sun Dec 4 03:55:57 EST 2005
Just finally beginning my restoration of my 1942 Ford GPW in Kingman,
Az. After that I will start my resto on my 1952 Dunbar M-100 trailer
Name: chris shelton
Time: Fri Dec 2 08:29:07 EST 2005
my buddy has a jeep harvester 2.5ton military veh. with hydrolic brakes.
they resently failed & we need info on how to fix them.
Name: Chris Hoder
Time: Tue Nov 29 11:01:06 EST 2005
Great site, my family has been collectng military vehicles for a number
of years. I'm looking for a Ford GPA to restore and was wondering if you
know of any out there? In the early 70s, I helped my dad drag 2 GPAs out
of the swamps in the Florida Everglades. He sold them both (despite my
pleading to keep them) and bought a Ford GP. Again great site. Thanks Chris
Time: Wed Nov 23 04:41:25 EST 2005
Name: Michael Gizinski
Time: Thu Nov 17 15:21:02 EST 2005
I'm restoring a 1948 CJ2A Jeep that has been in the family from when
it was purchased by my great uncle in 1948. He gave it to my Dad in 1950.
I have all of the original papers, etc., for the Jeep. I found your site
Name: ebay starter
Time: Wed Nov 2 08:12:50 EST 2005
nice website.10 out 10.dont normally see sites that we like this one
looks great...had a visit the other day some people i know and they were
driving old six wheel drive us army truck.the truck was overheating..unknown
reason..strange sight to see left hand drive in the australian bush.bye
Time: Mon Oct 31 11:26:33 EST 2005
We are restoring a 1942 GPW Jeep to original. We are having trouble
finding some parts and information on these Jeeps. I have found a lot of
helpful info on your website. We are very interested in knowing about the
lettering and symbols on the Jeep. I read an article in Military Vehicle
Magazine. Our Jeep is early (April 30, 1942), and according to the article
the typeface was round dots and 2" lettering. This only lasted from April
22- August 25, 1942. Can you tell me if this information is right. Any
help you can give me on this subject and help finding parts would be very
much appreciated. You can also reach me at (903-567-6742). Ask for Vicki
or Michael. Thank you.
Time: Fri Oct 14 12:46:51 EDT 2005
I have a 41 mb and 44 mb/? have problem with frame body mounts don't
match up ongoing 20 yr .
Name: Dr. Rick Shoup
Time: Thu Oct 13 22:57:11 EDT 2005
I am interested in buying a military jeep in good working order
Time: Sat Oct 8 07:01:42 EDT 2005
* Firms located in 'neutral' Sweden supported the Nazis' financial
and industrial leadership. Sweden's crucial role in supplying Nazi Germany
iron ore and military facilities. Especially notorious for their support
to the Nazis were the Wallenberg family, SEB bank and SKF factory. The
Swedish government was responsible for the most iron ore the Nazis received.
Kiruna-Gallivare ore fields in Northern Sweden were all important to Nazi
Germany. These massive deliveries of iron ore and military facilities from
Sweden to Nazi Germany lengthened World War II. Scandinavian cheers = skull:
the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish drinking toast (skål, also Islandic
skál) originally meant skull. The word has come down from a custom
practiced by the warlike Vikings who used the dried-out skulls of their
enemies as drinking mugs, with the evident advantage that the mug held
a large quantity of mead and could be easily replaced. The viking influence
on todays scandinavian language, and in particular mentioned the danish
etc word for "cheers" (skal) which came from olden day slaying of people
and the associated use of the top of the skull as a drinking vessel. *
The ethnic cleansing in Southwestern Finland: some 200 Finnish civilians,
men and women, were executed by the Swedish battalion. www.suomalaisuudenliitto.fi/case.htm
Name: Marshall Fincher
Time: Sat Sep 24 20:25:22 EDT 2005
I live in the D/FW area. Am looking for an M38A1 in driveable condition
with no major problems and reasonably priced. Thanks for a great jeep site
and all the work.
Name: mike king
Time: Mon Sep 19 01:29:02 EDT 2005
Name: Ron Grace
Time: Wed Sep 14 15:55:12 EDT 2005
Looking for a prestine 41-44 jeep, Ron
Name: Jim Marucha
Time: Mon Sep 12 10:54:09 EDT 2005
Hello Brian, Just located your site while surfing, Great job!!! I give
your site five stars ***** for assisting all the jeep people out here.
Again Thank You for all the hard work you are doing for all of us. Jim
Time: Mon Aug 15 12:32:22 EDT 2005
Thanks for taking the time and effort to prepare this site. Awesome!
Name: Bryan Hill
Time: Tue Aug 9 03:36:38 EDT 2005
very nice website well done.
Name: William Mitchem
Time: Sat Jul 30 00:59:10 EDT 2005
Great website I am very interested in Military jeeps.
Time: Thu Jul 28 17:37:32 EDT 2005
very good one of the best yet great photos
Name: Ken Gerow
Time: Mon Jul 25 20:39:12 EDT 2005
Thank you for your help and info.pics.on your website.
Name: Gean Stumbaugh
Time: Mon Jul 25 12:06:05 EDT 2005
I just inherited a 1945 GPW (date on glovebox is 4-21-45). The previous
owners had it for 50 years! It has a straight six (kaiser) and runs/drives
well. However, I could use some help on where to get manuals/parts/etc.
I just found your site and it appears that it may help my quest to restore
this vehicle. Thanks, Gean Stumbaugh Santa Rosa, CA (50 mi. north of San
Time: Sun Jul 24 17:45:03 EDT 2005
I have a M38A1. I need parts for it and don't know where to turn. Please
Time: Tue Jul 12 16:15:13 EDT 2005
Anyone want to buy a '64 Willys? A friend of mine is selling it. Please
contact me. thanks.
Name: TED CIGRANG
Time: Sat Jul 9 20:02:48 EDT 2005
GREAT WEB SITE !!! I ONLY HOPE TO OWN A TRUE EARLY MODEL WILLY'S JEEP
SOME DAY. I WILL OWN ONE !!! WHERE THERE'S WILL THERE IS A WAY !!!....
AGAIN GREAT WEB SITE ....TED PHOENIX ARIZONA !!!
Name: ken schmidtke
Time: Mon Jul 4 04:09:12 EDT 2005
looking for a m151 jeep 1965 type or 67 i am a nam vet would like to
restore one like i drove in nam. it had twin m 60s on it. with a armor
wind shild. i am 64 now. long time ago.
Name: Gary Tidwell
Time: Tue Jun 28 20:43:16 EDT 2005
I am restoring a 1968 M38A1 desperately need a pitman arm for this
jeep. If you have one or know of somewhere to get one please let me know.
Name: Lee N. Mead
Time: Sat Jun 25 17:24:40 EDT 2005
I am interested in buying a fully restored World War 2 or Korean war
era military jeep. I reside in Long Island, NY. I will travel to pick up.
Name: John &
Time: Sat Jun 25 06:31:33 EDT 2005
I have owned world war II Jeeps since 1970 and have just one left stored
in my garage back in the UK. It is in original condition and not messed
about. (still has its 6volt electrical system.) I will be selling it shortly,
so if anyone out there is looking for one contact me on my email. Guess
I'll be adding this site to my favourites! John
PS The person who buys my Jeep will also inherit original and modern
Jeep manuals, and a collection of uniforms etc.
Name: hector ceballos
Time: Tue Jun 14 22:18:10 EDT 2005
estimado amigo tanto como austed ami tambien me apasionan los jeeps
tengo una jeep comanche una jeep grand cherokke y en estos momentos estoy
restaurando un jeep modelo 1954 completamente original y me gustaria saber
donde puedo conseguir la capota original, clacson o corneta original defensa
delantera y la puerta trasera el malacate le agradeceria si me pudiera
informar de antemano gracias!!! hector ceballos
I, like you, have a passion for jeeps. I have a comanchee, a grand
cherokee, and at the moment am restoring an original 1954 jeep. I would
like to know where I can find a top cover, a klaxson or horn, front bumper,
and the back door, all original. I would appreciate it if you could
inform me. Thank You! Hector Ceballos
Name: Joe Gonzalez
Time: Mon Jun 6 23:12:37 EDT 2005
I need info on war jeeps.
Name: Dennis Deck
Time: Fri May 27 20:26:51 EDT 2005
you have some great pictures and information. Dennis 1945 MB
Name: Aaron Taylor
Time: Sat May 21 23:55:12 EDT 2005
I just bought a 1962 Willys Ambulance M-170 SN# 13744. Just trying
to find some info.
Time: Tue May 17 09:53:01 EDT 2005
Name: D W Woolsey III
Time: Wed Apr 27 19:57:59 EDT 2005
I am interested in more information on early model 1942 MB Jeeps. I
am restoring one that was my father's First car,when he was in High School.
My Daughter decided she wanted it to be her first car. So I am doing a
complete frame off restoration with a few minor safety improvements.
Time: Fri Apr 15 00:57:56 EDT 2005
HI Brian, Im from the philippines and starting to restore a 1943 willys
MB, really find your site very informative. Also can you help me with willys
markings I wanted willys markings that was issuesd here in the Philippines.
Hoping you could help me on this Thanks in advance!! Charlz
Name: Jim Weidinger
Time: Thu Apr 14 19:03:03 EDT 2005
I've inherited a 1941 Willys Jeep that's in pretty good condition.
I had my mechanic look it over and he thinks it's going to need quite a
lot of work since it's been sitting so long. I do know that there is a
short in the wiring somewhere which caused smoke to come out from under
the dash when the ignition was turned on. I want to know if BMJ has a current
catalog with prices, etc. on parts for this Jeep. I think I'd like to restore
it but might consider selling it. Is there a source to find out what it's
worth. Thanks. Jim
Name: Arthur & Erwin Harb
Time: Sun Apr 10 06:07:48 EDT 2005
Hello Brian, nice to know that you are still in business. Our Slatgrill
is running very well. We will send you pictures this summer. Hope to see
you again some time. Best regards from Switzerland. Arthur & Erwin
Name: KWAN HANAN SUWANTO
Time: Wed Apr 6 12:18:18 EDT 2005
WILLYS WILLYS WILLYS WILLYS WILLYS. Iam from Indonesia, Thanks for
your's home page, it's helps me alot. I buyed willys gpw 1942 last month.
Name: Carole Duckworth
Time: Thu Mar 31 21:14:26 EST 2005
Brian, I am trying to find information about a 1942 Willys Jeep, Military,
in good condition for a friend. Do you know where one would look for such
a vehicle? Do you know if such a vehicle is for sale anywhere? I live in
Tucson, Arizona. Thank you for any help you can give me. I am sure you
must be wondering why a woman would ask this question, but my friend is
a vehicle lover and I am trying to help. Thank you. Carole
Name: WYNONA SHAFFER
Time: Tue Mar 29 18:10:30 EST 2005
Name: Ben davis
Time: Thu Mar 17 16:09:29 EST 2005
Hi i forgot to mention we have a hochkiss in 82nd airborne coulours
m38ai and a dodge 1944 ambulance and a saracen tank and are keen members
of the mvt in england.Best wishes to all Ben
Name: Ben Davis
Time: Thu Mar 17 15:57:32 EST 2005
Time: Wed Mar 16 20:33:09 EST 2005
Very nice site, no comment
Time: Mon Feb 21 15:07:26 EST 2005
very thorough & informative.i appreciate your time & knowledge
Name: Marc de Paredes
Time: Mon Feb 7 10:44:39 EST 2005
Hi Brian, I'had just finish to restaur a 1944 Willys jeep and i'm looking
on the web to find informations of the history of my jeep during the ww2,marks,army
of service,battle .etc.etc.I found your web site:its fantastic and very
complet,i learn a lot of informations:thank you very much.I'm living in
south of France see you soon on your site Bye
Time: Sat Feb 5 14:35:31 EST 2005
Impressive! I am a book collector my self, which is why looking for
WWII 488th or and 340 bg 12th army air core. Joseph Heller's old outfit.
Thank you and regards Douglas
Time: Wed Feb 2 16:59:03 EST 2005
I was in the army both Eco 3/32 INF & Dco 2/124 Inf. All our jeeps
had been replaced with HUMMERS. We did still have 5 Jeeps in our unit,
I enjoyed driving or riding in them. I was task with driving them to Camp
Blanding Florida (1993 I think) for decommission. We parked them in a dirt
field with around 400 more, a chain was pulled in one side and out the
other, the last one being locked. At the front of the field there was a
loader placing them (after the fluids was all drained) placed in a car
crusher. The rest is history. This to me was sickening not a fitting farewell
to and old solder at all. We can thank all the bleeding hearts that proclaimed
the jeep unsafe
Time: Wed Feb 2 12:41:44 EST 2005
Nice stories, great site! keep it going
Name: Gaurav Sondhi
Time: Sun Jan 30 00:07:29 EST 2005
most of what i know about jeeps is from here. i would like to see more
details of mountings of seats, lights, guns and other accessories car5ried
on the mb if possible.an A+ site!!
Name: Eugene Lundgrin
Time: Sat Jan 29 19:27:15 EST 2005
I really like all the information you have put together and is interesting
to read. I like the jeep history which you put together. You put in enough
pictures to make it interesting. Back in 1996, I was restoring a 1943 GPW
and bought some jeep part from you. Now I don't remember what items. I
may have bought some combat rims. I know they came from CA but dealt with
several part vendors from CA. I had a web site of my jeep restoration completed
but lost it in hyper space when I moved from Kansas to South Carolina,
so my son is rebuilding my web site and information. Today I looked at
your site and sent some more material to my son to put on my site. You
have been to a lot of show over the years and you tell a good story of
jeeps. Gene Lundgrin
Name: wendell watson
Time: Fri Jan 28 20:54:42 EST 2005
hi,i just got a 1945 willys jeep,and would like to get on a list of
and for jeep lovers,also have four halftracks and a 5ton semi truck,they
all run good too,so please send me some info back,i love to talk to other
military lovers.so send me some info back.love your web site.lots of info.
Name: bruce huffman
Time: Fri Jan 28 15:25:07 EST 2005
i have a 43 gpw (122378) that i've been working on for about a year,i
have found your web site varry helpful in restoring my jeep as a good bit
of it was missing. thanks for all the help,bruce
Name: Judy and David
Time: Fri Jan 21 18:22:53 EST 2005
Just happened on the site. Great stuff! I was looking for a picture
of an Air Force Jeep. Can't seem to find one. Any of your guests have one?
I was looking for some Strata Blue paint that might be in Florida I could
pick up tomorrow. Please let me know if you know where I could get some
locally. My paint store in Ocala said they didn't have any but they could
match it up if I had something that was actually painted with the color.
They couldn't cross reference the color code or use a px I had. Any suggestions?
Name: George LaMontagne
Time: Wed Jan 19 10:01:41 EST 2005
Love the site. I drove a Jeep a lot in the US Army, Germany, '54-'57.
The pictures bring back memories. God bless our troops. Hoo aah.
Name: Francis T. Curran
Time: Tue Jan 18 13:59:12 EST 2005
In the Army I drove a M38 I think. 1959 60. No heat in the winter.
Alot of times with the windshield down. Never had an interest in one..My
nieghbor just gave away a 42. Notbad shape. I missed it. So, I bought a
452-GB1. Gonna need a lot of parts. Enjoying the site. I think it will
be a great help!
Name: RICHARD BROWN
Time: Sat Jan 15 11:54:22 EST 2005
HI, LIKE YOUR SITE. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO OWN A JEEP, BUT I
AM GLAD THERE ARE THOSE WHO CAN, AN THOSE WHO CAN BUY AN RESTORE. I LIVE
ON A MILITARY BASE AT EL CENTRO CA, WE HAVE AN AIR SHOW ON MARCH 12 AN
13. COULD YOU BRING A FEW OF YOUR VEHICLES AN A VENDOR. I AM REITRED FROM
THE ARMY & AIR FORCE. LAST TIME I RODE A JEEP WAS IN VETNAM, AND IT
WAS A NAVY JEEP, BEFORE THAT I WAS DOING BORDER PATROL IN LINZ, AUSTRIA.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS
Name: Mark Enna
Time: Sat Jan 15 02:35:49 EST 2005
I will be buying and restoring a CJ2 or CJ3 in about 6 months. I am
officaly handicaped from a drunk driver accident and have limited mobility
and upper body strenth. any ideas on how I could modify the jeep to reduce
vibration and soften the ride. I could get a nice new car but what the
heck,you only live once and I love jeeps. I would really apreciate any
Time: Wed Jan 5 16:23:52 EST 2005
Brian, Great web site. I purchased a beautiful 1944 Willys in Deleware
and brought it home here to Michigan through your web site. I have learned
quite a bit about WW2 Jeeps from it. It is a shame that so many people
don't take the time to "read" what is avalible on the internet. They want
information but they don't want to spend any time learning the basics of
their interests. Keep up the good work. Frank
Chris F. Lillibridge
Time: Wed Jan 5 12:13:57 EST 2005
Appreciate all your veterans posts, I'm currently serving in Egypt
on AD, USA after a short stay in the states after a year in Iraq. I am
missing my '51 CJ2A; which I've modified to look virtually identical to
an M38. It has a buick EF V-6, saganaw 4 spd, AA Overdrive, custom trusses/axle
supports, S-10 PS, full-floating rear axle w/ warn hubs front and rear.
The 31's are on OD steelies. The body/hood has not been cut; save some
slots for a shovel/axe mount on the R/S. Believe it or not, I looked eight
years for a rust free CJ2A, and have owned it 10 years now. Looking forward
to visiting your site. SSG LB
Time: Wed Dec 29 00:20:12 EST 2004
Great site. I just obtained my first jeep and this is my first attempt
at restoring anything. This site is a great help. Chuck GPW #100608
Reply: Congrats on your First WWII Jeep. A Ford GPW no less. I hope
you continue to find my website valuable to you in your restoration. Brian
Time: Fri Dec 24 13:11:57 EST 2004
Thanks to all the veterans who have served, fought, and died
to preserve the peace and tranquility for our great nation, The United
States Of America.
Reply: I mirror your sentiments. Thank you to all the veterans and
my prayers for those serving today. Brian
Name: NIGEL BILLS
Time: Sat Dec 18 13:33:30 EST 2004
Great site keep up the good work from the guys in cheshire england
who love driving thier jeeps with w.s.down. MERRY CHRISTMAS
Reply: And Merry Christmas to you as well. Glad to hear from the
UK contingent. Thanks for taking the time to drop a note and keep up the
good work of preserving & restoring Jeeps on the other side of the
Name: Baba Guyman
Time: Thu Dec 16 08:07:19 EST 2004
Reply: Thanks for saying so :-)
Time: Tue Dec 14 12:19:03 EST 2004
Brian ...... I can't believe you got back to me in such depth
AND with such speed. Everyone is busy these days and it is very kind of
you to give of your time. What you have told me goes a long way and I will
certainly look further now that eBay has kicked my auction off. After I
got your info, I added some of the accounting of the Alaskan Scouts, taken
from the Washington Post, to my auction. I explained that what was written
was a "historical account" taken from the time period. Well, the term "Jap"
was used and eBay ended my auction because that word was offensive. I wonder
....... how far do they think they can go in censorship? ? Anyway .......
I sincerely appreciate your effort. Happy Holidays ! ! ! Best Regards .........
Reply: You're welcome. And eBay is driving me nuts as well, with
their self-righteous determination of what is proper over what was really
said at the time (in a historical perspective). Good luck, Brian
Name: Bob McMullen
Time: Mon Dec 13 17:58:14 EST 2004
I'm looking for a 1953 Willys 4X4 pickup to restore. I had one when
I was young.
Reply: I'd sugest you go to WillysTech Website. There are a lot
Time: Sun Dec 12 21:18:10 EST 2004
Came across your web site IT'S GREAT lots of Good Early Jeep
Photos Keep Up The Great Work!!!!!!!!! Cheers Erik.S.Billing
Reply: Thanks for the compliment. If anyone has original WWII Photos
with Jeeps in them in your old family albums, please scan them & send
them to me so I can share them with the rest of the Jeep restoration community.
Thanks! - Brian
Name: John Somers
Time: Tue Dec 7 05:30:03 EST 2004
I am currently restoring Ford GPW 103714 DOD March 1943
Reply: Welcome & thanks for dropping in to check the website
out. Ford only built jeeps 5 years of the 65 years that jeeps have been
around. You are lucky to have one.
Name: Wayne G. Allen
Time: Thu Dec 2 16:28:05 EST 2004
Thanks for your site tour. You have some great stuff about this
great vehicle. I have recently purchased what has turned out to be a 1959
CJ5 (date found coutesy of your information). I am in the process of obtaining
parts that were missing from it. It really is not in very bad shape although
there is body rust. Any help you can provide me in my efforts would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks for making all your hard work available to
people like me.It is inspirational. - Wayne
Reply: Glad I could help you. Jeepers always turn out to be most
helpful, so pass it on to other jeepers when you get a chance to help one
someday. I didn't start it, but Jeepers have been helping each other since
the beginning. Good luck with your restoration of your old CJ-5 :-)
Name: Bill Gray
Time: Tue Nov 30 19:56:36 EST 2004
Looking to establish the value of a '47(?) willys military jeep in
Reply: Hello, the last Military WWII MB jeeps were made in 1945.
The next Military jeep produced was the M38 for the Korean War (1950).
You jeep would be a civilian jeep if it is a 1947. Or if it's military,
then the year is wrong. You'll need to determine the model before you can
get anything other than a rough estimate. - Brian
Name: Eddie Borge
Time: Thu Nov 25 12:03:20 EST 2004
Fantastic, considering selling my WW11 MBT willys trailer decided
to learn a bit about it ,i,m amazed at info on your site didnt realize
there was so much .I was doubtful that it was a genuine 1943 willys but
after reading the comparisons it looks 99% right. The only thing that i
havent been able to find is a fair price to a buyer and me,so i may put
it onto E-BAY and see what happens. The other woman in my life is my 1944
MB which if i do sell the trailer, i may convert to 12 volt so she starts
up a bit easier.Anyway you have a great site and i will be a regular visitor
so get the coffee on bye for now.Ed.
Reply: Hello, thanks for dropping in and taking the time to leave
a post here. Good luck with the trailer & jeep. hope to hear from you
Name: Frank J.
Time: Thu Nov 18 15:11:59 EST 2004
Throughly enjoy your web-site Brian, I have always thought that
this vehicle was the the symbol of WW II and Korean War, and still today
represents our military today. I have always wanted one personally, since
having driven one in training during the Korean war, so much so that I
had to have a photo of me and two friends while at Fort Hood, Texas in
1951. Great site, Frank A.
Reply: Hello, Thanks for serving!! And thanks for the kind words
:) glad you like the website so much. Take care, Brian
Name: Brian S. Miller
Time: Wed Nov 17 16:53:49 EST 2004
Located in Kingman, Arizona. I have a 1942 Ford GPW with a 1944
GPW motor, which I found in Mesa, Arizona. Needs alot of work, missing
alot of military hardware. But it runs!! It's going to bew quite the project,
my first restoration! Great web site!
Reply: Sounds like a good find. It'll be a fun project. Good luck
with it. Brian
Name: FRANK S. PAPAY
Time: Fri Nov 12 16:48:06 EST 2004
A great place to find what you are looking for parts. FRANK
Reply: Thanks for the kind words.
Name: TOMMY RINDSIG DENMARK
Time: Mon Nov 8 08:38:17 EST 2004
FLOT LAVET EN FORNØJELSE AT STUDERE.
Reply: Hello Denmark!
Name: Richard Heilman
Time: Sat Nov 6 13:33:15 EST 2004
Great Site! - lot's of (accurate) info and a pleasure to navigate.
Hope to meet you sometime. I may be buying a 1948 CJ - 2A converted to
"military style". Any thoughts? Best regards, Richard Heilman Santa Barbara,
Ca. (805) 452-7583 - mobile 563-2204 - evenings/weekends
Reply: Hi, to be honest, you are better off buying one or the other.
Either a civilian CJ or a Military MB. They both have great resale value.
A bastardized jeep has far, far less resale value, and fewer people are
willing to settle on buying one. Brian
Name: R. Anderson
Time: Wed Nov 3 23:12:07 EST 2004
Hi Brian it been awhile since we last met. I just bought the
litteral jeep in a barn and it came with lots of xtra parts. I will be
selling as soon as I have sorted them. Hope to put them on this site.
Reply: Hello, Please do! I love to see the stuff get into good hands.
Sounds like you really got a great find. Send me some PICS please :-) Brian
Time: Tue Nov 2 17:25:59 EST 2004
I have what I think is a 1941 jeep. the flathead motor has been
replaced with a overhead cam motor.I will look for serial nunbers and email
some pictures. I have a title and located near baton Rouge. Thanks to your
web site I can begin tosee what type of WW two jeep this is. Ihave many
questions. This Vehicle is complete, has a top with suicide doors and some
rust. I do not know what is original. I will try to find the vin numbers
and motor numbers and email them to you. Thanks Allen
Reply: Hello, Glad you found my website helpful. Let me know what
you turn up. Brian
Name: Paul Warrington
Time: Sun Oct 31 21:01:34 EST 2004
Very infomative and interesting. Keep up the good work.
Reply: Thank you for the compliment. I will keep striving to make
it better & better. Brian
Name: Dave Irwin:
Time: Wed Oct 27 12:21:57 EDT 2004
I have a 1947 SPEN military style civilian trailer with the top bows.
Reply: Must be a pretty rare trailer. The Military Spens are few
& far between. Thanks for emailing me the photos. Brian
Name: Matt Miller
Time: Mon Oct 25 18:34:27 EDT 2004
44 and a 51 model here lookin for some info on the hi/lo snowblade
Reply: Hi, glad you stopped by. Snowblade systems are something
I know nothing about. Sorry I can't help you. Brian
Name: Bruce Perkins
Time: Mon Oct 11 14:07:40 EDT 2004
Brian, Thanks for a great website. I came across it whilst I
was surfing for pictures of British or South African desert Jeeps. I have
an MB that is painted in desert colours ...and I am having a heck of a
time trying to find suitable markings. Most desert pics show SAS jeeps
which is not what I need. In South Africa I reckon that there are only
about a 15 MB/GPW's Regards Bruce Perkins
Reply: Greetings from the other end of the world. I am glad you
and a few others saved the jeeps you did over there. We need to save as
many as we can all over the world. Keep up the good work & thinks for
stopping in. Brian
Name: John Woods
Time: Mon Sep 27 14:45:17 EDT 2004
I dont own a jeep But I think I could be one of the last to drive a
WW11 jeep in the British Army 1958, you will now have a 1,000 e-mails to
say I am wrong. 59 YH 50 sereved me well all over BAOR. One small US conection
I was in the 60th Regiment of Foot who in 1755 were The 62nd Royal American's
Another bit of uesless infomation Now just about to plough through your
site JW Huddersfield, England.
Reply: Thanks for taking the time to write. I appreciate it. Please
come back again, take care, Brian
Name: James r o Leedham
Time: Sat Sep 25 20:18:09 EDT 2004
Ready to build a 1943 willies, first jeep many corvettes.
Reply: Hello, Well jeeps are a lot different than Vetts... Vets
go over 55mph for one. If you can restore a Vett, then jeeps are easier
to work on, but the info is harder to find & learn. Keep coming back
& feel free to ask Questions. :-) Brian
Name: Dianna Wagner
Time: Thu Sep 16 22:04:25 EDT 2004
Looking for WWII Jeep for Vet. Year 1941 to 1947
Reply: Thanks for serving! Try my website's Bulletin Boards for
ads from people selling their jeeps. Good Luck, Brian
Time: Fri Sep 10 13:47:53 EDT 2004
Hi, It is nice to meet all of you.
Reply: Hello, thanks for stopping in.
Time: Wed Sep 8 18:49:50 EDT 2004
Happiness for your Brian paginates And or I have two jeeps Ford
GPW 1943 that I am restoring in Mexico and I request you permission to
print some of your pictures to be able to see cone exactly finish my Jeeps
Greeting It excuses the spelling and grammar uses the translator of the
Reply: Hello, yes - you may use & print pictures for your own
use. But you cannot use them to write a book to sell to others, or to use
on another website. thank you for asking & good luck. Brian
Name: Gopher4x4 (louie Larson)
Time: Sun Sep 5 21:44:18 EDT 2004
Very nice web site. I have several post war Jeeps and trailers and
my passion the CJ3B. But I also have a Willys Slatgrille MB and a BT3 trailer
MY guess on Mfg dates for TC-3 would be 45, 46, 47, & afew in 48. but
none after. Iam I correct or very wrong? Louie Larson
Reply: I believe they were made after those dates. I'll have to
lok it up, but I am thinking it was in the early 50's they quit. Glad you
liked the website, Brian
Name: David Vollborth
Time: Tue Aug 24 14:04:50 EDT 2004
Without doubt one most complete Jeep sites I've come across so
far. Loads of info for the beginner that I am. Details, serial numbers,
dates and so on. In an hour's reading, I found the answers to so many questions.
Reply: Hey David, THANKS! I am so glad you took the time to write
& tell me that my efforts are helpful & worthwhile. I try to offer
as much help & info to the new jeepers and to the old 'expert' jeepers.
Please come back again. Brian
Time: Mon Aug 16 02:30:08 EDT 2004
Dear Brian, Hve just bought a WW-II Jeep Ford 1942, am in Delhi
India. i will need some parts for the vehicle, how do I import them and
send payments to you. Pl do let me know. Also require the manuals for the
Reply: Hello, congratulations & THANK YOU for saving a rare
jeep on the other side of the world from it's birthplace in Toledo, Ohio.
That's great!. I am not selling currently, but when I do, I will be notifing
everyone on my websites email sign up list. You should sign up! :) Brian
Name: david dees
Time: Mon Aug 9 22:26:13 EDT 2004
really liked every thing on the site can set and look for hours
i own a 49 cj2a totally restored i love it maybe post some pics someday
Reply: Hey, a Early Willys CJ guy. Very cool. Glad you found my
website - Even more glad you liked it :) Keep those old flatfenders rolling!
Name: Cindy Duffy
Time: Sun Aug 1 15:49:58 EDT 2004
I know this is a dumb question??? but what do the letters J.E.E.P.
stand for. I know they are an anacronym for something. We are having a
family discussion over it. Thanks alot! C.Duffy
Reply: Hello - J.E.E.P. doesn't stand for anything. Read my webpage
on Jeep History/Jeep Name for more info. :)
Name: Mike Swift
Time: Wed Jul 21 23:14:20 EDT 2004
My M416 was trashed by a sand blaster. That lime green primer
won't come off. I had the whole body coated with a linex coating that was
a "mistake" at my buddies shop. Someone purged the gun and hose into 2
gallons of Yellow tint. Came out almost military green, I'll have to wait
to see if the shine bleaches out in the sun. I'm waiting for an automotive
color match for the small parts. Nice site Mike
Reply: This is not the usual restoration - but I certainly want
to know how it comes out! Does the 'mistake' linex coating hold up? how
does the color age? send me an update & some PICS please. :) Brian
Name: R. Crawford
Time: Wed Jul 21 13:07:08 EDT 2004
Hello form Baghdad! I'm preparing to redeploy back to the states
in December and as such am getting ready to get back to living history,
I am looking for either a WWII US 57mm or Brit 2 lb AT tank I can restore/
make operational for living history purposes, any idea where I might look
for sucha piece? Even a demiled one, or the carriage etc. Many thanks,
Reply: Hello, 1st off THANKS for serving!!! Please tell everyone
else around you how much we appreciate what you guys go through to protect
our country. You guys rock. As far as picking up equipment like you want,
that is not something I deal in... I'm just WWII Jeep. However, it is traded
on a newsgroup/listserve called mil-veh. Go to www.mil-veh.org to sign
up and/or look over past posts. In closing I wish you Good hunting for
both the bad guys and the field piece. Brian
Time: Tue Jul 13 01:13:03 EDT 2004
Really cool web site! I have an 04 wrangler sport and looking
for mbt,bt3,m100 or m416 close to houston,texas. I am finding it very difficult
to locate one in my area. HELP! p.s., the mail boxes and toilet seats blew
me away,LOL! GIZ :)
Reply: Hello, I'm glad you liked the website & the mailboxes!
LOL. You are better off posting a free WANTED AD on my website Bulletin
Boards, rather than here in the guestbook. I wish you good luck in your
Time: Mon Jul 12 12:35:44 EDT 2004
Brian. A most interesting site.I hope me email about my overland
drive from Singapore to the Uk (The First ever and its not been done since)
reaches you. Thanks Roy
Reply: Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write & email me.
It sounds very interesting indeed! I can't wait to learn more about the
adventure. Thanks, Brian
Name: nick trozzi
Time: Sat Jun 26 19:13:20 EDT 2004
hi looking to buy old jeep of some kind.thank you
Reply: You are better off posting a free WANTED AD on my website
Bulletin Boards, rather than here in the guestbook. I wish you good luck
in your search. Brian
Time: Sun Jun 20 17:01:12 EDT 2004
Hey guys...I'm sorry I forgot to tell you what I am looking for. I'm
looking for a WW2 jeep original or reproducted. Thanks
Reply: You are better off posting a free WANTED AD on my website
Bulletin Boards, rather than here in the guestbook. Brian
Time: Sun Jun 20 16:59:50 EDT 2004
Hey guys, I am looking to buy an original or a reproduction of
one. If you guys could e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ALL the
information...that would be teriffic. Thanks By the way...VERY nice website
Reply: Glad you found my website to be so wonderful :-) Brian
Name: Duncan Legget
(MP) Retired CDN Forces
Time: Thu Jun 17 21:22:37 EDT 2004
Dear Sir. I know don't call me Sir I work for a living. An excellent
web site and awesome pics to say the least. The Jeep in my time was the
Kaiser Pattern Version excellent in all conditions, what we have the Iltis
is like ts and a bull. I build model versions and so far I have about 30
different types all 1/35 scale and I do commissions. My detailing would
drive people crazy but it is accurate,they will very from parade ground
quality to weeks in the boonies before the CSMS inspection. We lived in
ours then you may already know that. With the said I am looking to find
model versions in 1/6 scale and I am looking to buy a real one can you
tell me more. I saw one advertised on ebay a Kaiser Patteren for $3500
U.S is that a fair price. Again thanks.
Reply: Thanks for stopping to write. I am really only a WWII jeep
gut, so I don't stay current in the other model years. Keep an eye on eBay
and post a WANTED AD on my website Bulletin Boards. Good hunting, Brian
Time: Thu Jun 17 19:16:28 EDT 2004
Reply: Thanks for dropping in Max.
Name: Terry Yates
Time: Wed Jun 16 17:48:40 EDT 2004
i'm looking to buy and restore a M151 Jeep from the Vietnam era thanks
a greatful Vietnam Vet
Reply: 1st off, THANKS for serving our country! I hope someone tells
you everyday how glad we are for the people who put their lives on the
line for us. Re: a M151: leave a free WANTED AD on my website Bulletin
Boards. Good hunting, Brian
Name: Kittipongs Nuamsawadis
Time: Wed Jun 16 00:22:09 EDT 2004
Hi very nice pictures I have one 151A1 in Thailand see you later.
Reply: Hello to all the jeepers in Thailand! Thanks for taking the
time to leave me a note. Take care, Brian
Time: Mon Jun 14 18:37:08 EDT 2004
Hi, I have just bought a 1956 Willis jeep and was hoping someone
could tell me where I can find the Vin numbers on it????????????? I would
greatly apprieciate any help you could give me!
Reply: Hello, Well check my Jeep Serial Numbers Webpage, I really
only detail the WWII jeeps, but there is some other jeep models info listed
as I find it. Good luck, Brian
Name: JOHN BOGARDUS
Time: Thu Jun 3 22:10:13 EDT 2004
HI BRIAN, YOU PROBABLY DON'T REMEMBER ME - I PURCHASED PARTS
FROM YOU AT YOUR HOME A FEW YEARS AGO. I'M IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AND JUST
RETURNED FROM BEING DEPLOYED. I'M STILL WORKING ON MY JEEP. JOHN
Reply: Hi John! Great to hear from you again. :-) Hope I get to
see you in person sometime soon. Thanks for helping defend & protect
the rest of us Keep em Rolling, Brian
Name: Gerard Baartmans
Time: Thu Jun 3 14:04:09 EDT 2004
Restoring an Willy's MB jeep at present
Reply: Thanks for dropping in. Good luck with the restoration and
I hope to hear from you again.
Time: Mon May 24 22:05:09 EDT 2004
Stumbled onto your site. It,s great. I used to be the proud owner
of a 43 MB, But sold it and bought a wagoneer when my third child was born.
I now own a 82 CJ7 and am looking for a trailor in the Minnesota area.
Thanks, Cory Will send photos of off frame resteration of the 43 MB next
Reply: Hello, Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to write
me a note. We have 2/3 vehicles in common. The MB and the CJ-7. I've never
owned a wagoneer. Good luck with the trailer hunt. I'm thinking you will
need it. Rust is your biggest enemy out there. You might end up having
to travel to other states to find one in good shape. I look fwd to seeing
your PICs next time. Take care, Brian
Name: brian blaikie,
Time: Wed May 12 20:05:15 EDT 2004
I THINK YOU HAVE A VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING WEB PAGE
Reply: Thanks, glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to
write & say so.
Time: Sat May 8 11:53:31 EDT 2004
Great site! Just got my 1st Willys and trying to find out as
much as possible. Hopefully I'll learn some from your nice site here. Thanks
Reply: Well Congrats on the first Willys jeep in your life! I am
sure you will have a great time with it. There are hours & hours of
reading on my website, so you can learn a lot here. Come back often as
I am always adding new material. Take care,
Time: Sat May 1 12:29:53 EDT 2004
Good job---I'm new at Jeeps--have 1946 just to play with around town.
Reply: Very Cool - that's a very early civilian jeep you have there.
It's also the model of the 1st jeep I ever got a ride in - (Thanks again
Steve Yates!) - have fun and hope to see you again, Brian
Name: Craig Lake
Time: Mon Apr 26 23:48:21 EDT 2004
I have spent way to much time on your site, thank you. My Dad,
(86) my Son (24) and I (56) have been Jeep enthusiest for decads. All started
with a MBA in the 50's. We now have a 43 MBA. Just brought it home on the
23 of April 2004. An old friend of my Dad have it years ago. Dad bumped
into the fellow's wife. Dad talked to him and he said he parked in behind
a barn after a hunting trip at a place East of San Diego in 1977. After
many wrong turns, wrong addresses and mis information, we found it, still
behind the barn (now a garage, under a Pepper Tree with about 30 years
of "stuff" all over it. Anything materal was pulveized and much rust. But....it
is a project. The spark plugs are a ceramic stem setting on a mound of
rust. A person can pick to ceramic right up and leave the base (rust).
WQe have a 53 CJ3B, 45MB, and later stuff. 82 CJ-5, 77 Jeep Honcho, and
Cherokees. Well again, your sight is the best and most accurate I have
found and I have spent hours reading sites and books. I went on Amazon
but only a Vol II available. I will look more diligently
Reply: WOW! Thanks and what a cool family! I am the only one in
my family who cares about cars, let alone jeeps, or most importantly WWII
Jeeps. I wish I had the support you do. Quite a collection of jeeps you
guys have there. Your jeep sure sounds like a handful - what a nitemare
to try to restore. Good luck with it. Thanks for the awesome compliments
about my websites content being the best out there - I do my best to get
the correct info out there and negate all the misinformation so many other
jeep websites display. Thanks again, and come back often, Brian
Time: Mon Apr 19 06:42:34 EDT 2004
GREAT SITE IM LOOKING FOR INFO ON AUSTRALIAN PARTS SUPPLYER TO RESTOR
MY WILLIS JEEP ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT
Reply: G'day. Thanks for dropping in. Darcy Miller leaps to mind
as a supplier for your needs. Come back again, Brian
Name: Erica Marie Nawfel
Time: Fri Apr 16 22:13:28 EDT 2004
Very cool info on the WW II Jeeps..I am currently doing a history
project about World War II for the library of Congress folklife in Washington.
God Bless our Troops and of course the entire coalition preserving the
freedoms' we value and hold dear & freeing the oppressed so they can
have freedom one day in the near future.
Reply: Thanks for taking the time to say hi. I am glad you appreciated
my WWII Jeep website. Good luck on your project, and thanks for keeping
our troops in your prayers. Brian
Name: tom reynolds
Time: Mon Mar 29 12:10:35 EST 2004
I have several ww2 military Jeeps and am in the process of restoring
them. I have extra parts and need parts. I would be glad to talk to anyone
interested in doing same. Thanks 406 232 7662 Miles City, MT
Reply: Hello, Thanks for visiting my website and taking the time
to say hello on the guestbook. You should place a similar post on my website
bulletin boards about trading parts - you will get my response there. take
Time: Fri Mar 26 16:30:32 EST 2004
Very good site!!! I have a 1942 G.P.W. On cleaning it down we
found Div signs for an 'Akk Akk.Section based in London.It was subsequently
used in the invasion of Salerno.( So I believe) we have rebuilt (not in
showroom condition) the jeep and have a lot of enjoyment using it with
our grandchildren. Will visit again soon.............
Reply: Wow, sounds nice, and what a lucky find for you. I wish you
years of enjoyment with it & the grandkids. Come back again, Brian
Time: Wed Mar 17 22:28:10 EST 2004
Brian, First let me start by saying thankyou for taking the time
and effort to produce such a comprehensive site. For a 'new' jeep owner
your information has been invaluable. (The wife has even stopped quering
those 'unusual' purchases. Just a quick query, can you email me a photo
of how the jeep tyre pump is stored and also the floor brackets for the
crank handle. Kinds Regards and once again, thanks. Phillip
Reply: Hi Phillip, Hello to everyone in Australia! Thanks to all
the Aussie's & Kiwi's for being such great allies. Re: the PICS youasked
for - they took some time to locate, but I finally found them. So here
you go, check your email. Please come back again, Good luck with the jeep,
and the wife, :) Brian
Name: Brian S. Miller
Time: Tue Mar 16 05:41:35 EST 2004
Hello! Brian S. Miller from Kingman, Arizona. My Family used
to have a 1952 M-38, it was the vehicle I learned to drive in. It's long
gone, I want one of my own now, looking for a 41-45 MB or GPW. Can't wait
to find one! Great Site, Nicely done!
Reply: Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to write. I know
so many people who say they learned to drive in a jeep. :) I started driving
in a Chevy Impala - whoopie - got my permit and then license, but I didn't
become a really skilled driver till I got my first jeep at 18. Good luck
in your search for a WWII Jeep. Brian
Name: Harald Jahnke
Time: Mon Mar 15 18:35:20 EST 2004
I like your site Brian. I am amased about all your license plates,
I am trying to get one from every stat, i have 32. Sincerely Yours Harald
Reply: Greetings to everyone in Sweden. I am glad you liked the
website. Good luck in your search for plates. Brian
Name: Gogo Prayogo
Time: Wed Mar 10 17:06:01 EST 2004
Dear Brian, Im glad to meet your address in google.com. I'm also
the GPW Willys mania. We have Bali American Jeep Club (BAJ) where that
club has approx 50 members of WWII GPW Ford Jeep owners. Any way please
keep in touch between us, hopefuly you can come down to Bali Indonesia
to see us, Brian , one day I'll send you our club members picture and my
cars as well. Thank you very much for kind attention, Regards as always,
Viva WWII American Jeep Gogo Prayogo
Reply: Greetings to everyone in Bali! I never knew there were so
many WWII Jeeps preserved there! I am glad you took the time to share that
with me. That's great news to know there are more saved jeeps out there.
I would love to come to Bali someday and see them. Take care, Brian
Name: CARLOS PANTEN
Time: Sun Feb 29 01:35:03 EST 2004
Pretty good site. I am looking to buy either a 41-45 MB or GPW jeep
Reply: Great! :-) you can post a free wanted ad for a World War
Two Jeep on my website bulletin boards. Good Luck,
Name: CARLOS PANTEN
Time: Sun Feb 29 01:32:23 EST 2004
Pretty good site. answered most of my questions
Reply: I am glad you got the Jeep answers you were looking for.
Name: Ralph Dixon
Time: Fri Feb 20 21:18:34 EST 2004
Great Site! Thanks Brian! I own a 1943 GPW , a 1952 M-38 and
a 1985 M-151-a2, so yes your site will be very handy to me and if I can
help others in the process it will then be my pleasure! Ralph Dixon
Reply: Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Please come back
and see if you can help the others with Q's on the Bulletin Boards.
Name: Leon Hart
Time: Mon Feb 16 19:37:24 EST 2004
I have a 1944 MB for sale that has been restored. Not a 100 pt.
vehicle but very nice for drive and show. Vehicle is located in Dover Delaware
and the price is $10,000 dollars.
Reply: Thanks for taking the time to leave a message. Feel free
to post your For Sale Ad on the website Bulletin Boards. Brian
Name: Joe McLain
Time: Sat Feb 14 16:24:31 EST 2004
Just found your website. Was looking for info. or pictures of
Ford 4 cyl. Jeep Motors. If you have anything that will help, would like
to hear from you. You have a GREAT web site.
Reply: Thanks, I have been working on this project since last summer.
There is a lot of diagrams and charts to type up. I am getting close to
Name: Sailor William
Time: Fri Feb 13 03:24:41 EST 2004
Thanks for having such a great free site!! I have just posted for the
first time. There is a ton of great info here!!! You should be aware that
there are one or two photos in the "tool" section that do not load. Sincerly,
Reply: Thank you for pointing out the 2 pics that didn't load on
the webpage. I have corrected the problem. I am glad you liked the website,
Please come back again soon. :) Thanks again, Brian
Name: David B. Ostrander
Time: Thu Feb 12 18:29:35 EST 2004
I would like to buy a ww2 Jeep or weapons carrier.
Reply: Try placing a free want ad on my website bulletin boards.
:) good hunting, Brian
Time: Tue Feb 10 00:05:40 EST 2004
Wow, you donít know how appreciative of this website I am! My
name is Maggi, and Iím a senior at West Valley High School and for my senior
project I am restoring a 1946 Willys. Itís a CJ-2A civilian and Iím positively
in love with it. I just wanted to write and tell you Ďthanksí for your
awesome web page. I am doing a research paper on them and you really gave
me an in-depth understanding. Although mine is a civilian i still love
reading everything about the militaries. My little guy is all stock and
Iím trying to keep it that way. I've cut out the cancer rust and welded
new metal in place. Iíve also sandblasted the whole thing and Iím working
hard on trying to get it somewhat straight. I hold a lot of memories from
my childhood in it. It was the first real bonding time I had with my dad.
I've been working on it for three years now and I cant wait to drive it
again. The little ĎGo Devilí runs like a champ. When I pulled it out of
the shed it had been sitting for seven years. With some fresh gas and a
little bit of coaxing it started right up. It sat for so long a rodent
built a nest in the exhaust; grain and acorns were shooting out of it.
But Iím rambling which I tend to do when I talk about the little devil.
So thanks again and keep up with the good work!!
Reply: Hello, Very nice of you to write and tell me. Thanks,
I am glad you like the website. I think your letter might inspire other
dad's to do a father-child project with a jeep. I'm glad you got to bond
with your dad. :) And your right about those little engines - I had the
same thing happen to me. I didn't run mine for 2 years, but after charging
the battery, started right up and ran like a champ - blowing out all the
critters that had made the undercarriage home LOL Take care, come back,
write again when you have something to share, send me a before & after
pic for the Hall of Fame page on my website. Take care, Brian
Name: Mitzi Nall
Time: Mon Feb 9 23:41:09 EST 2004
I have a 1942 willy jeep that would need restoring. I was going
to ask how much you thought I could sell it for, but after looking at some
on the internet it makes me want to restore ours. I am glad I ran across
your sight. Mitzi Nall
Reply: GREAT!!! Thanks for the email. I am glad I inspired you to
save it! :) See you again soon. Brian
Name: Harald Jahnke
Time: Sun Feb 8 11:06:52 EST 2004
Hallo Brian Thank you very much for a wonderfull site, I have been
interested in Radio surplus since the beginning of the 50th, and WW2 Jeeps
since 1968. All the best to you and yours Sincerely Harald
Reply: Thank you for stopping in and saying hi - My greetings to
everyone from Sweden. :-) Brian
Name: MGySgt Robert Anders
(USMC, retired 30+yrs)
Time: Mon Jan 19 23:06:59 EST 2004
An adventure in itself going through the wealth of information
and the inventory of parts and equipment Brian has accumulated. It is great
to know there are people like Brian that realize the depth of the job....
the little iron workhorse (Jeep) is to our armed forces. I have owned many
Jeeps over the years.... I still have one of my original Willys in the
garage (161,000 original miles). Interesting enough, the only piece of
equipment that I have had to replace due to failure is the brake master
cylinder. Thank you Brian.... sincerely, Gunner
Reply: WOW Thanks for the wonderful compliments! Glad you liked
it. Thanks for taking the time to say so. AND that you for serving our
country. Come back again. Brian
Name: Thomas A. Micek
Time: Fri Jan 16 12:39:32 EST 2004
Hello, I first want to say, I think your patches are the best I have
seen. I was amazed at the varity and quality. I have a small patch collection
started, but I would like to collect patches as I have just seen. Thank
you for showing these wonderful patches of history. Thomas A. Micek
Reply: Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Please come back
and see if you can help the others with Q's on the Bulletin Boards. Brian
Name: RICK DRAL
Time: Mon Jan 12 12:30:12 EST 2004
I HAVE A 1966 M-151-A1( WHICH I CONSIDER TO BE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE)
I AM HAVING A TOUGH TIME GETTING A REALISTIC M-60 MACHINE GUN REPLICA TO
PLACE ON THE JEEP. I HAVE THE MOUNT AND PINTLE. EVERYONE I'VE CONTACTED
SAYS ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE
Reply: Not sure I can help you with a M-60. Everything I deal in
is WWII stuff. Keep searching I know they are out there, I just don't have
a lead for you. Sorry, wish I did. Brian
Time: Sat Jan 10 00:53:10 EST 2004
I am very impressed with your ad page, My Dad was a Marine Sargent
on the Marshall Islands in WWII, So I enjoy looking at things around that
erea, Please fill free to visit my web site or home page there the same,
you mite just be interested in what i have to offer! Business & Investment
Reply: Thank you for stopping in and saying hi. Thanks to your dad
for serving our country in the marines. Brian
Name: Robert L. "Robby" Bates
Time: Thu Jan 1 12:27:23 EST 2004
Just looking to get in to obtaining a WWII "40's jeep or at least
a 1947 vintage jeep. Like your website very much and will use it in the
Reply: Thanks! :) I would suggest you post a Free Wanted Ad on my
website's Bulletin Board. Good luck in your quest. Brian
Name: Luca Grossi
Time: Fri Nov 14 18:12:45 EST 2003
I am glad that I got to see your site.I will come back often.
Reply: Thanks! Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to
say so. Come back again. Brian
Time: Wed Nov 12 01:49:50 EST 2003
Hi Brian Great page you have here. I'm from Switzerland. Restoring
a MB 261 Willy's right know. Looking for a drilling template for the body.
Does anybody have an idea where I could find something like that. Greatings
form the Chocolate Country.
Reply: Hello to Switzerland! I think an Australian has made a template.
Do a search and only see returns that end in ".au" for Australia. Good
Name: Paul Albers
Time: Mon Nov 10 09:54:22 EST 2003
Always looking for tips and parts.
Reply: Well keep coming back because I am always adding more - and
so are my other visitors :) Brian
Time: Sat Nov 8 17:09:15 EST 2003
Bonjour, J'habite en France, dans les Vosges,je suis aussi passionné
par la jeep,je posséde des jeep M201 Les soldats américains
ont beaucoup participé à la libération des Vosges
pendant la WW2 Super , votre site !!! Jean-Paul
Reply: Thank you for stopping in and saying hi - My greetings to
everyone from France. :) Brian
Name: alders ronny
Time: Tue Nov 4 00:14:57 EST 2003
nice hoop that you will come to the remberday next year 25;26;27 juin
2004 in belgium
Reply: Thank you. I wish I was, but I cannot attend. :( Brian
Name: Richard Bell.
Time: Sat Nov 1 03:38:13 EST 2003
Hi, there Brian enjoyed your site alot.I own a 1942 Willy,s MB
Jeep.Chassis;175748.Engine;MB116170.Data Plate;135284.D O D;4/16/42. This
Jeep, would probably not travel on American soil again like many other,s
around the world.It,s one of many vehicle,s that came with the American
Soldiers to defend New Zealand during World War 2.We,the older generation
will alway,s remember them. My Jeep will remind me.
Reply: Greetings to the Kiwi's :-D Keep em rolling down there :)
thanks for stopping in and taking the time to leave me the note. Brian
Name: CLARENCE LOZANO
Time: Fri Oct 31 17:48:59 EST 2003
HI, I AM FROM IOWA CITY IOWA I HAVE A 43 MB WITH ORIGINAL BODY HOOD
ETC. I DRIVE IT EVERY DAY WHEN WEATHER PERMITS.
Reply: :) totally glad to hear! Another Jeep that just keeps on
Name: Charles Hinton
Time: Mon Oct 27 13:04:29 EST 2003
Greetings - Your email form does not seem to be working. I have
an original AF Eastern Test Range patch of about 1965, an Air Proving Ground
patch of 1947 and a 6th Army patch of 1945 that I am willing to give you.
I am the historian for the 13th Bomb Squadron Assoc, (visit the site above)
and have a graphic designer re-creating all the Oscars of this historic
squadron. I will give you the patches above if you will give us a photo
scans of your two 13th BS patches. Chrly
Reply: Thanks. I will contact you by email.
Name: Sam Sox, Jr
Time: Sat Oct 18 21:04:27 EDT 2003
Great site especially for collectors who are needing to identify there
material. All the best!
Reply: Thanks for the compliment! Glad you liked it. Thanks for
taking the time to say so. Come back again. Brian
Name: Cliff Sweat
Time: Tue Oct 14 16:17:51 EDT 2003
WANTED TO BUY: MB/GPW My Mom & I are trying to purchase a
WWII Jeep for my Dad's 80th Birthday. We need a miracle to happen, because
we need it by 20th (October) no later than 26th. His birthday is the 20th
and the big surprize party is the 26th. All I can say is, ATTENTION TROOPS-HELP
Call 1-731-694-1932 or 731-635-4921. Thank you. We are near Memphis, TN.
Reply: Hi, Make sure you leave a note on my website Bulletin Boards.
:) I hope you make it. Brian
Name: JIM ROBERTS
HomePage: CHARLLOTTE NC.
Time: Thu Oct 9 17:52:09 EDT 2003
JUST LOOKING TO BUY A CJ-2 1946 OR ANYTHING FROM 1941 TO1946.
Reply: Hi, Make sure you leave a note on my website Bulletin Boards.
Name: Don Darrough
Time: Sun Oct 5 05:41:23 EDT 2003
Reply: Thanks for saying hi
Name: Brad Gates
Time: Thu Oct 2 20:56:51 EDT 2003
Your site is very impressive. I'm in the process of rebuilding
an early Ford GP and always looking for hard to find parts. Hopefully thru
your sale list I will be successful in finding that "rare piece". Regards,
Reply: Thanks! Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to
say so. Come back again. Brian
Name: Charles Jewell
Time: Wed Oct 1 22:16:40 EDT 2003
I own a 1953 Willis Overland Jeep that i'm going to restore before
long. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !
Reply: Thanks! Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to
say so. Come back again. Brian
Name: Ed Hudson
Time: Wed Oct 1 13:58:52 EDT 2003
Looking to buy a willis jeep
Reply: Hi, Make sure you leave a note on my website Bulletin Boards.
Name: JACK GOWEN
Time: Mon Sep 29 22:34:56 EDT 2003
BRIAN THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK RESPONCE. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE
FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME. '43 GPW JACK
Reply: Well that's good news - can never have too many friends!
:) I look forward to next time we can chat about jeeps. Brian
Name: Reinaldo Elwert
Time: Sun Sep 28 22:44:50 EDT 2003
Your site about jeeps is really fantastic. What a source of information!
Congatulations. I own a 1948 CJ2A, and am from São Sebastião
- SP - Brazil
Reply: Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write a message here.
Nice to hear that there are so many people all over the world keeping jeeps
alive & well. Thanks for the compliments. Brian
Time: Sat Sep 27 10:25:21 EDT 2003
Love the website, Just purchased a 1998 Jeep and looking for
a Jeep Club so that I can share my new hobby and and explore other's. Find
Reply: Hello, Congrat's on your new Jeep!. You will love it. Jeepers
are great people, and the jeeps are so much fun - you'll not want to part
with it. Clubs are a great way to get know how to use your jeep, meeting
other jeepers in your area, and finding out of the way places to go in
your jeep. Thanks for the compliment on my website. Take care, Brian
Time: Wed Sep 10 18:12:40 EDT 2003
Hi Brian, Enjoying your site very much! I'm looking for any info
or items (to browse or purchase) from my late father's 15th AAF bomber
group, the 465th. He was a belly gunner on a B24 Liberator (and shot down
in 1944). Can supply additional info if necessary... THANKS MUCH for any
info or links. BEST WISHES, Kimm
Reply: Thanks for stopping by. My thanks to your father and the
men like him who defend out freedom. You might be better off posting this
message to my WWII Squadron Patch Bulletin Boards instead of here. Hope
you get some responses. Brian
Name: Lewis Wood
Time: Sun Sep 7 10:51:15 EDT 2003
Really enjoyed your site. My last Jeep was a 1942 model. Sure wish
I hadn't let my neighbor talk me into selling it to him.
Reply: Bummer. Hope you can find another one to save. good luck,
Name: Mel Ives
Time: Mon Sep 1 23:47:00 EDT 2003
I would like to look at ww11 jeeps for sale in the SLC area if anyone
knows of any. Thank you.
Reply: I would suggest you post a Free Wanted Ad on my website's
Bulletin Board. Good luck in your quest. Brian
Name: Joel Bender
Time: Fri Aug 22 22:12:34 EDT 2003
This is a wonderful site, it is great to see the vets of WWII
honoured and appreciated. I'm from Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada, and I
would like to get my hands on a WWII era willy's jeep....just trying to
figure out how to go about doing it! I would sure like to get ahold of
one of those jeeps and maintain in as a memory of those of my family and
neighbours who fought in the war.
Reply: Thanks :). I would suggest you post a Free Wanted Ad on my
website's Bulletin Board. Good luck in your quest. Brian
Name: Toby Dunbar
Time: Fri Aug 22 16:29:08 EDT 2003
Husband is building a willys jeep 1949 panel tuck. Can you help
in parts, ideas and interior supplies. Thank you Pamela Dunbar Beckley,
Wva. I enjoyed your website.
Reply: Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed my WWII Jeep website. I only
carry parts for the WWII Jeep, not any other model. Sorry. Brian
Time: Mon Aug 18 18:43:06 EDT 2003
Fantastic site Keep up the good woork
Reply: Thanks, I'll do my best!. Brian
Name: Jon Weatherwax
Time: Mon Aug 18 18:17:55 EDT 2003
Thanks. Great info. I am very interested in buying a GPW or MB. Jon
Reply: Thanks for the comment. I hope you find one soon, You'll
love it. Brian
Name: tom howard
Time: Sun Aug 17 22:44:04 EDT 2003
have had a 1945 mb for 15yrs just started my restore lots of
work.hope to have pics soon. if someone is looking fornew parts lookup
restore4x4.com thay have a lot of goodes
Reply: Thank you for stopping in and saying hi. Hopefully we can
get you those parts you still need. Brian
Name: Nigel p bills, cheshire
Time: Mon Aug 11 12:24:28 EDT 2003
Great site, I own a 1943 willys mb myself its great fun driveing around
the roads in cheshire.keep them rolling!!!!1
Reply: GREAT! glad to hear from you guys on the other side of the
'pond'. :) PS. Thanks for being our ally for all these decades.
Time: Mon Aug 11 06:51:11 EDT 2003
I found your site while looking for the origin of the name "jeep."
I have read your information on the Ford Motor "GP." However I wonder whether
there might be more to the picture. I have what appears to be an illustrated
memoirs of the 13th Armored Division, titled "A History of the Black Cats
from Texas to France, Germany and Austria and back to California," 1945.
On page 54, "Souvenirs," there is a picture of a jeep, and GIs working
on front left wheel rim raised up and the caption says, "The only reason
this Jerry Weep didn't come back was that it wouldn't fit in anyone's duffel
bag." I had always imagined that Jeep was somehow a contraction of "Jerry
Weep," whatever that could mean. It makes the Jerries (Germans) weep?
Reply: Nope, sorry, Jerry Weep has nothing to do with it. Neither
the 13th Armored, nor the Germans had a thing to do with naming the jeep.
Name: steve davis
Time: Fri Aug 8 01:06:14 EDT 2003
just bought my first flat fender, # MB432710, somewhere in it's
history some updates have been done, like brakes and fuel tank, i really
need somewhere i can find what is what so my restoration can begin. it
does run and drive down the road.
Reply: You need to buy All American WOnder Vol #1 & Vol #2 it
will answer 99% of your questions.
Name: Dylan Jones
Time: Sat Aug 2 00:56:40 EDT 2003
I think your site is awesome. I really like the old mb's and
my brother and I are looking to buy one and restore it ourselves. I cant
wait until that time comes. keep up the good work with the site, it looks
great. Later, Dylan Jones
Reply: Thanks so much for the compliments! I am glad you really
liked my World War Two Jeep website. :) Brian
Name: Tommie Glynn
Time: Fri Aug 1 20:19:59 EDT 2003
Great site. Learning much here so will be back from time to time.
Inherited a 42 Willys last year when father passed away. He had owned it
for 22 yrs. Still runs great. Hadn't been started in 2 yrs and fired right
up. Was going to sell until we started talking to people who called about
it. Now interested in restoring it back to original. Any info where to
find parts and more about originality would be appreciated. The only number
were not sure about is the engine cast number and head. Also found a stamped
number on top of block above water pump - J-10 6124?
Reply: Glad to hear you are keeping & restoring the Second World
War Jeep. It been in your family for quite awhile. The engine # isn't a
valid WW2 #. Keep looking around this website and you will learn a lot
of the info you need to keep your Jeep running & restore it. Brian
Name: Rick Bratt
Time: Thu Jul 31 03:14:23 EDT 2003
Excellent site, I'm a novice to this restoration business but
plan on jumping in with both feet. I'll be back many times, I'm sure. Looking
actively now for a 1942/43 jeep to bring to Hawaii and work on. RFB
Reply: That's so cool. Thanks for the compliment. Keep comoing back
and you'll always be picking up new info.
Name: Fábio Silva
Time: Fri Jul 25 21:07:13 EDT 2003
Fantastic Site!!!! Look this site: www.cvmarj.com.br about Military
Jeeps!!!! Fábio Silva Gurgel X12 www.gurgelguerreiro.hpg.com.br
From São Paulo, Brazil
Reply: You guys have a great website too! Cudos! Thanks for sharing
it. Keep up the good work. Brian
Name: Aitor Lazo S.
Time: Thu Jul 24 20:17:37 EDT 2003
I think your page is a wonderfull resource of information and
real inspiration to continue with my restoration work. Recive my best wishes
Reply: Glad to hear you are saving Jeeps in Venezuela! I wish you
Name: Ron Allen
Time: Thu Jul 17 04:52:20 EDT 2003
I shall be back to your site many times I'm sure, as I have just
purchased a jeep of which year I am not sure.I believe it is in the 1941
to 1945 year range.I plan on a ground up restore keeping it in total milatary
Reply: Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you with more details
of your Second World War Jeep.
Time: Wed Jul 16 18:39:49 EDT 2003
Hey, Great site! Love it! I'm working on a new version of my site and
I will make a link to your site then on it! Can you sign my guestbook too
please? www.4x4valley.com Thanks, Fabien
Reply: Great ! Thanks, I appreciate your linking to my website.
Hope to see you again soon. Brian
Name: John Huntington
Time: Tue Jul 15 03:02:58 EDT 2003
Just looking always on the look out for good jeep part for my
fully restored my MB WILLYS.I am about to start on GPW FORD which is ex
navy. So we go instead blue not green. I will be in touch about parts if
you have a price list it would handy. CHEERS John
Reply: Thanks for droppoing in. Keep in mind that in WWII Navy Jeeps
were OD green, not Navy or Battleship gray, not navy blue. Brian
Name: mike gunter
Time: Mon Jul 14 23:01:46 EDT 2003
brian you have a great site I currently own 2Gpw's one a 1945
and the other 1943 also I own a 1967 m151a1 ex/USMC both of the gpws a
frame off restoriations the m151a1 is stock thanks for the space Mike
Reply: Hey Tanks :) for dropping in and taking the time to leave
a note. It's always nice to hear from another die-hard military jeep lover.
Keep Em Rolling. Brian
Name: Bert Blanton
Time: Mon Jul 14 14:27:53 EDT 2003
FANTASTIC site. I could not believe it when I found it. I have
just started looking at restoring jeeps and am amazed at the really neat
people and machines out there. I am looking for a GPW located in the center
of the country (I live in N.Central Oklahoma). Bert
Reply: Hi Bert! Welcome to the WWII Jeep Clan!. You are right about
the people. Glad you loved my website. I suggest you post a Free Wanted
Ad on my websites Bulletin Boards.
Name: Filip Willems
Time: Mon Jul 14 06:35:47 EDT 2003
Thanks for stopping on our Airborne sites ! Lots of info on yours too.
Keep up the good work. August 3rd I will be in Affligem, Belgium. There
is a huge meeting of WW2 vehicles. Will be there with my niece's Willy's,
original USMC jeep of 1943. Greetz of Belgium !
Reply: Thanks! I enjoyed your website as well. Sounds like a fun
time at the show you have coming up. Keep em Rolling. Brian
Name: George B Waterman
Time: Sat Jul 5 10:53:39 EDT 2003
The recent Ford 100 year Celebration renewed my intest in the
amphibious Jeep.I am starting to look for one in the best possible shape?
I thought I would start with your excellent web site. Thanks, George B
Reply: Thank you very much for the compliment. I am glad you liked
my website GPA's are tough to come by, but feel free to post a free wanted
ad on my website's Bulletin Boards. Brian
Name: Donna Jaffke
Time: Sat Jul 5 09:47:28 EDT 2003
I love the cartoon of the soldier putting the jeep out of its misery
Reply: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed my G-503 Jeep website. I would suggest
you get All American Wonder #1 & #2. They are 2 of the best overall
1940's Jeep Books out there. Brian
Name: Ken Jackson
Time: Fri Jul 4 20:05:03 EDT 2003
Very nice. I'll be back. Thanks Ken
Reply: Great, There is a lot of WWII jeep stuff here. It can take
several visits to see it all. Glad to hear you like it.
Name: Tom Irons
Time: Fri Jul 4 08:52:48 EDT 2003
Well done. You have provided not only a valuable resoruce, but one
with obvious historical value and merit as well as humor. I have always
been facinated by 'jeeps", but only recently started looking for one. Perhaps
after my first I might entertain the idea of a restoration. Who knows?
I have restored before, but only sports cars. Anyway, great web site. I
am sure I will visit again. Oh incidentally, since I am just getting into
this "jeep fever" could you direct me to a publication, etc. of history
of newer vintage, e.g., 1980 and up. If not that is okay I will keep looking.
Just trying to educate self before making the first purchase. Thanks and
again great job! Tom
Reply: Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed my G-503 Jeep website. I would
suggest you get All American Wonder #1 & #2. They are 2 of the best
overall 1940's Jeep Books out there. Brian
Name: Chuck Schauer
Time: Wed Jul 2 20:07:12 EDT 2003
Brian, Thanks for the nice job you did posting my late father's pictures
Reply: Thank you for sharing them with the rest of the world. Your
dad was right in the middle of history being made. You must be very proud
of him. Should you come across any more, please let me know. Brian
Name: Ronald T. Carpenter
Time: Wed Jul 2 12:49:11 EDT 2003
I have always liked the old jeeps and hope someday to restore one and
drive it around town and show it off.
Reply: I hope so, there are still jeeps out there in need of saving
from the elements.
Name: Don Staffenson
Time: Wed Jul 2 00:28:37 EDT 2003
Looking to buy a 1947 restored jeep and need to know equivilant price
ranges for this vehicle.
Reply: I posted a short article on this in the website Bulletin
Boards. It is also on the Bulletin Boards Archives page.
Time: Tue Jul 1 13:22:15 EDT 2003
Hey, Bud enjoyed the site- You have spent alot of time on it thats
obvious. Hey whats up with the Jap truck - buy American - just kidding.
It was good hearing from you. I will make an attempt to get out that way
in the next year. Have you heard from any of our other old friends and
what there up to. I will try to stay in contact although you know I'm terrible
about that- Always know that you hold a special place in my heart... I
know that sounds sappy but it's the truth. Say hello to ted and monica
and the kids. Your Friend, Mark
Reply: Thanks Mark, It is wonderful to hear from you. You were always
a great friend. I hope we remain in contact for all our years. Your Buddy,
Name: Spc David Garner
Time: Thu Jun 26 15:11:16 EDT 2003
Thanks for the great web site fron 2-117 Head Quaters Feild Artilery,
Reply: Thanks for dropping in. Come back - there's always something
new being posted somewhere on my MB/GPW G503 website.
Name: Dan Mohn
Time: Tue Jun 24 17:36:54 EDT 2003
My '41 Slat Grille is 90% restored. I plan to have it at the MPVA convention
Reply: GREAT! I'll look for you there. Say Hi if you see me first!
Time: Tue Jun 24 12:07:46 EDT 2003
I am having a 1947 CJ2A restored. Should be complete this summer.
Intrested in information on WW11 and old jeeps of the forties. Thanks ART
Reply: Glad to hear you saved another jeep from rusting away. thanks
for taking the time to say hello here.
Name: TONY JACKS
Time: Mon Jun 23 21:56:17 EDT 2003
LOOKING TO BY LIGHT DUTY CJ2 OR CJ3 IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION.
Reply: this would be a good post for the website Bulletin Boards.
Name: steve gascoigne
Time: Sun Jun 22 14:41:25 EDT 2003
we are shipping 3x Willys MB from the uk to Canada thid july to drive
up the old ALCAN Hiway
Reply: sounds like a lot of fun.... and hard work at the same time...
good luck with your expedition. Brian
Time: Sun Jun 15 10:04:24 EDT 2003
I love the jeep cursor,is it a MB or I love the jeep cursor is it MB
or GPW ?????? Rgds,Alex
Reply: Thanks! It's a generic WWII Jeep, can't really tell form
the pic whether it is Willys MB or Ford GPW Jeep.
Time: Thu Jun 5 12:33:19 EDT 2003
I have 1946 late edt.c.j,2.a, im looking for a new body .....any idea
were I can find ???
Reply: Try Archer Bros in Hayward Calif.
Name: David A. Gotaskie
Time: Sun Jun 1 11:37:39 EDT 2003
Good job excellent information. I am a retired Master Sergent from
the USAF, and looking to purchase a WW2 jeep.
Reply: Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to say hello.
Good luck on your search for a WWII jeep and thanks for serving our country!
Name: Mike Weston
Time: Sat May 31 21:17:22 EDT 2003
Thanks for the great site. I really enjoyed all the information. Just
bought a Canadian M101 to pull behind my TJ. Thanks again Mike
Reply: Way to go! You'll love that trailer.
Name: Bryan Burgess
Time: Sat May 31 16:17:48 EDT 2003
I have a 1942 GPW that upon restoration was allocated to the
51st Regiment.(The Dick Whittington Unit) I would like to find out more
about this unit though I know it apperently served at Anzio and other Italian
theatres of the 2nd.
Reply: Glad to hear you have enjoyed restoring the WW2 Jeep. :)
Name: paul m. herman
Time: Wed May 28 10:37:16 EDT 2003
very nice keep it up. thanks, pmh
Reply: Thanks for the compliment, I will do my best to continue
to provide the best info I can on the Willys MB and Ford GPW Jeeps of World
Name: William F. Dixon
Time: Tue May 27 20:42:48 EDT 2003
Hi, I am looking for WW-2 Jeeps and acessorires for a Marine Corps
buddy. We are Korean War Veterans. He does not have a computer. He just
finished restoring a Jeep and is looking for a trailer. Name is Ted Besser
1014 E 100 S,Hartford City, IN, 47348-9729-- phone # 1-765-331-0152 I am
sure he would be glad to hear from you. Ask him to send a picture of his
Jeep. We just attended a Marine Corps Reunion in Florida. Thanks a lot
and Semper FI. Bill Dixon
Reply: Thanks for the comments. And thanks for being in the Corps.
Time: Fri May 23 11:56:49 EDT 2003
Wow! Reallly cool site.. glad I found it..Good luck with it in the
Reply: Thank you so much! come back again!
Name: eric sherrod
Time: Tue May 20 00:04:19 EDT 2003
Reply: Thanks for dropping in.
Time: Sun May 18 00:42:11 EDT 2003
just aquired an 1943 mb in pretty decent shape, good projest
Reply: Welcome to the club!.. Keep in mind there will always be
mechanics to work on your jeep, but there won't always be the parts available.
So buy the parts first. Brian
Name: ruben flores
Time: Wed May 14 17:59:10 EDT 2003
Brain Just got my MB, trying to find FM or TMs, and what parts can
be inter change W/ her. Shes a 45, I beleave M1A1, good shape. Want to
bring her back to ornginal operation, W/detals Fellow Soldier my self SGT
FLORES R US ARMY PS THXS
Reply: Congrats on the new Jeep!. You should be able to find the
manuals you need on eBay. Good luck, and hope I hear back from you soon.
Name: Judith W.
Time: Mon May 12 13:41:36 EDT 2003
Hi Brian, I happened on your webpage because I was searching
around for information on the original copper POW bracelets from the Vietnam
era. Nice links you have for that info. I love Jeeps, and I hate to reveal
this, but I'm a great fan of The Rat Patrol, and I always thought the jeeps
couldn't actually operate with a 50 cal Browning firing off the back of
them?? That that was just made up for TV. Back in the summer of 2000 we
had a get together in Austin TX, and met fellows from the Lone Star Military
Vehicles group, who brought their vehicles to display for us. Up till then,
I didn't realize what a big thing collecting and restoring military vehicles
really was. Your jeep is gorgeous. Keep up the good work with the website
and collecting. It's admirable to keep the WWII vets [and all of them]
in our memories. I just lost my dad last November, he served in the Pacific
during WWII, and he was a commander of his American Legion post in Chicago.
He was the greatest guy. Thanks again for the wonderful website. Judith
Name: jody larkins
Time: Mon May 12 01:32:23 EDT 2003
i'm 47 years old & some of my oldest memorys are of an old
jeep that my father had. i couldn't have been over 3 or 4 at the time so
i will place the time around 1959. as poor as we were i'm sure the jeep
was already old so i will guess it to be mid to early 40's. i recently
talked to my older sister about the jeep & she says it was an old military
jeep. i cant say for sure but i dont remember it having a tailgate. having
said that, i have just recently bought a 1953 cj3 (mainly to get it out
of my system) but i have my heart set on a mb. the problem is that i live
in kentucky where the mb's are scarce to non-existant. i have located some
on different venues but most all are on the west coast. my question is
--- if i purchase on of these jeeps from the west coast, can someone please
hook me up with a transport company & does anyone have an idea what
something like this will cost? i have been watching your web page for several
months & have enjoyed reading all the classifieds & responses.
i feel like i know some of these guys already. thanks for any information
anyone can give me & thanks brian for such an informational site.
Name: Rocky Phillippe
Time: Fri May 9 23:31:52 EDT 2003
I'am interested in purchasing a ww2 navy jeep. Would you have any leads?
Reply: Yes, I have written a short article on locating World War
Two jeeps and you can find it in the bulletin Board Archives as well as
on the Jeep History page.
Name: Brad Rittenberg
Time: Wed May 7 14:22:07 EDT 2003
Great Page! Very informative.
Name: tanya nelmar
Time: Sun May 4 16:16:34 EDT 2003
great web site! My hubby and I have a 44 MB that we inherited
from his great uncle. It was issued to him when he landed in France and
was able to bring it back with him. Am now restoring a BT3 trailer to go
Reply: How lucky are you guys to get such a nice gift with the provenance
Name: Sid Johnson
Time: Sun May 4 02:25:29 EDT 2003
An excellent site. I have a comment on your where is Canada with
regards to the war on Iraq. I am Canadian. I wont speak good or ill with
respect to the choices my government makes. But I will speak to some history.
WW1 August 1914 Canada declared war on Germany. Where was the US? Finally
decided to help out in april 1917. WW2 Canada declared war on the Axis
in Sept 1939. Where was the US? They didnt show up till 1941 and only after
the japs bombed Pearl. We should stand together and not disparge one another.
God bless all our servicemen and women wherever they may be.
Name: carl read
Time: Sun Apr 27 01:39:07 EDT 2003
i learned to drive on a 1943 willys that belonged to my grandfather
and now that i am older i plan on finding one of my own so i can relive
my childhood memories and show my kids just how much fun i had as a kid
Reply: Now that was a great post! I love hearing stuff like that!
Name: Pat A. Tarasovitch
Time: Tue Apr 22 21:49:04 EDT 2003
This is a excellent site on WW 2 jeeps. I am learning allot about
them. As a Reenactor I want to help save history from being lost to the
ages. I am glad to see they are other people like me here. Keep on Jeeping---
Reply: Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to make this post.
I commend you on your efforts to keep history alive and teach others about
Name: Eric Richardson
Time: Tue Apr 22 20:49:47 EDT 2003
Hi, Brian. Just wanted you to know that you have a great site
here. I found some information on the gas can bracket that I was looking
for as I am restoring a 1943 GPW frameup right now. Thanks for such good
information. Best Wishes.. Eric Richardson
Reply: Thanks for taking the time to let me know what you found
helpful about my WW2 MB/GPW website. Brian
Name: JJ Sale
Time: Thu Apr 17 22:34:37 EDT 2003
These jeeps are amazing. Do you happen to know the price ranges on
these things nowadays?
Reply: yes, I wrote a short article on the value/prices of world
war two jeeps and posted it to boththe Bulletin Boards and the Bulletin
Boards Archive page.
Name: JJ Sale
Time: Thu Apr 17 22:15:23 EDT 2003
All these jeeps were in amazingly great shape. All these people
did an excellent job in keeping their vehicles running.I hope that I can
buy one of these and restore it by the time i get to drive.
Reply: I agree with you. All the people who have restored these
jeeps deserve to be complimented for the hard work.
Time: Wed Apr 16 23:52:59 EDT 2003
I own a ford jeep, require your suggestion and encouragement
to mentain it in spic and span condition. i belong to india.shall be grateful
to hear from you. RANDY
Reply: Wow! Great to hear from a collector in India. Hopefully you
can encourage others near you to join the hobby. I'll do my best to keep
adding info to the website. Brian
Name: Wayne Bennett
Time: Sat Apr 12 19:34:57 EDT 2003
Its very good as I am a Ford/Willys Jeep nut from "Downunder".
Reply: Thanks for the compliment. I am glad you like it. G'day
Name: darryl Siddon
Time: Tue Apr 8 21:07:48 EDT 2003
I am looking to sell a 1947 Willys CJ2A. Do you have any opinion
on price? Was running when last parked 15 yrs ago. Has second engine for
parts. I am relocating and interested in selling it.
Reply: I posted an article on this subject on both the new Bulletin
Boards and the Bulletin Boards Archive page. Brian
Name: John Lafferty
Time: Mon Apr 7 17:30:25 EDT 2003
Interesting site.I will post pictures and details of WW2 Willys Jeep
in Italy when available.
Reply: sounds great, I'd love to see them.
Time: Sun Apr 6 05:32:27 EDT 2003
Hello Brian! Awesome site you have here! All the best =)
Reply: Thanks! I went to your website and thought it was great of
you to follow the WWII pilots life like you did. :) Brian
Name: r janney
Time: Wed Apr 2 00:46:54 EST 2003
curious about willys jeeps built as fire fighting rigs.if any still
Reply: I think someone just posted one for sale on the bulletin
Time: Tue Apr 1 14:34:24 EST 2003
please respond before July 2, 2003 thats about 90 days from April
1, 2003 I am leaving for Basic Combat Training for the 82d Airborne(ARMY
PARATROOPER)HOOAH! thanks for the help in finding a 1941-1945 willys mb
Reply: Thanks for serving - hope we can find you a jeep before you
Time: Tue Apr 1 14:30:05 EST 2003
I am looking for a 1941-1945 willys mb jeep any price range please
if you know of one near Sonoma/Santa Rosa CA, email me at email@example.com
Reply: I have posted your notice to the bulletin boards as it is
more likely to be seen there. Brian
Name: TOMMY THORNTON
Time: Sun Mar 30 19:30:36 EST 2003
HI! GREAT SITE. I'VE JUST PURCHASED AN 1941 FORD JEEP SERIAL#
250. WILL NEED ALOT OF INFO TO RESTORE. THANKS
Reply: Hello, thanks for stopping in. your description sounds interesting.
Is it a super early 1941 Ford GP prototype? or an early GPW (If it's a
GPW it would have to be a 1942) I would like to learn more. Brian
Name: Howard Hickman
Time: Sun Mar 30 02:54:10 EST 2003
Great web site for Jeeps ! By the way, does anyone know anyone
who has a working motorized three wheel "cyclo"? (popular in Saigon during
the Vietnam Confict) Looking for one for my Vietnam Veterans Reunion in
Sept 2003. Howard Hickman HowdyH@attbi.com http://phulam.com
Reply: I think you would have better luck posting this to the bulletin
boards. I will fwd this to another group who might be able to help you.
good luck with it, and thanks for being a Vet!. Brian
Time: Fri Mar 28 20:49:19 EST 2003
Hello Brian! What an excellent site and source of reference for
WWII jeeps, especially the fantastic pictures! I dropped in to get some
inspiration for customising a 1/6 scale Ultimate Soldier Willy's Jeep!
Should look great now thanks to you! All the best! Martin :))
Reply: Sounds sweet! glad to be of help. send me a pic when you
are done with it. take care, Brian
Time: Thu Mar 27 22:34:57 EST 2003
hy folks.I am only 61 years young.I was in the U.S.Army from
October 1962 through October 1965.I was over at a neighbors house this
evening and I mentioned to Mr.Brown,he is 82 years young,that I have allways
wanted to own a World War Two Jeep.Mr.Brown told me about a guy in Bolton,Mississippi
who owns a World War Two Jeep.I live in Jackson,Mississippi,about twenty
miles east of Bolton.The Jeep needs some work on the valves and the guy
is asking about $300.00 to $350.00 for the Jeep.I am going to check out
that Jeep as soon as I can.God Bless our Troops,God Bless America! ......Larry
Reply: Hello, Thanks so much for the post. Thanks you for serving
& protecting our country!. I hope you get over there soon to look at
that $300 jeep. If it is WWII it is a bargain..... I would drive tonight
and camp on his porch :) let me know how it turns out. good luck, Brian.
Time: Sat Mar 22 17:50:54 EST 2003
It was kind and thoughtful of you to post such a prompt and sympathetic
message so soon after the British & US troop loss on the Chinook disaster.
Reply: Thanks for writing. Please tell everyone on your side of
the 'Pond' how much the Americans value our friends in the UK. Thank you
for standing shoulder to shoulder with us, I truly hope there are no more
losses for coalition forces. Sincerely, Brian
Name: John Dickey
Time: Fri Mar 21 21:33:54 EST 2003
Very neat site. Enjoyed the WWII Jeep pictures!!!
Reply: Glad all the photographs of WWII Army and Navy Jeeps helped
Name: Gordon Whyte
Time: Sat Mar 15 22:19:30 EST 2003
I have posted an ad..."42"GPW but can't get back to the classifieds?....what
am i doing wrong?...I get responce notices....but can not get back...
Reply: You have 2 wait 2 minutes before you can post a 2nd notice.
Name: Bill Love
Time: Thu Mar 13 22:45:50 EST 2003
I am restoring a 1942 GPW SERIAL #297gpw
Reply: WOW that's a very early 1942 GPW! very cool. can you send
Name: Michael Henman
Time: Mon Mar 10 19:04:01 EST 2003
As a new 44 GPW owner look forward to being here more often.Great an
exciting web site!!
Reply: Glad you liked my Military Jeep website.
Name: Eric G.
Time: Fri Mar 7 03:35:33 EST 2003
Dear Brian, My name is Eric and I'm an eight-grader in Portland, Oregon.
My friend Josh and I are doing a project on the Flying Tigers and were
hoping that you would grant us the permission of using the picture of you
and the P-40 plane for our project. This would be very helpful. Thank you
for your time. Yours truly, Eric G.
Reply: Hello, Thank you for the nice email. Permission is granted.
I wish you well on your project. thanks for writting. Pic is attached.
Name: Richard Talanca
Time: Thu Mar 6 23:53:35 EST 2003
Brian, Long time no see. I think your site is wonderfull. I love the
layout and the formatting. I will visit it often and ad a few tech. tips
if you like. Thanks for the invite to your site! Richard Talanca
Reply: Hi Richard! Long time indeed. Glad to hear from you. Please
do add to the Tech Tip string on the bulletin board. Cheers, Brian
Name: Paul Watson
Time: Thu Mar 6 23:10:16 EST 2003
1942 MB, 1951 M38, 1960 CJ3B Nice site! I'll visit again.
Reply: Sounds like you are a big time jeeper. hats off to you.
Name: Rocky Criss USMC Ret
Time: Tue Mar 4 20:12:14 EST 2003
interested in buying a WWII jeep. want to outfit it in WWII era equip.
Reply: glad to hear you are interested in restoring a WWII military
jeep. take a look at the jeeps for sale on my bulletin boards.
Name: ben davis
Time: Wed Feb 26 12:50:17 EST 2003
very good site keep it up .mvt member cornwall england i have several
willys and hochkiss for sale ..
Reply: Thanks for visiting. Jeeps are worldwide. Feel free to sell
your jeeps on my free 'jeeps for sale' bulletin board. Brian
Name: Terry " WILLYS"
Time: Wed Feb 26 12:18:58 EST 2003
This is by far the greatest military jeep site yet!! You have
done a fantastic job, I have a 44 military jeep, and I live in Canada for
all things!! Keep up the awesome site, Its "Great"
Reply: Thanks for visiting. Canadian jeep collectors are many &
dedicated! kudos to you guys.
Time: Wed Feb 26 11:11:37 EST 2003
Name: Rick Dral
Time: Mon Feb 24 16:50:25 EST 2003
I have a 1966 M-151-A1/ has m-60 pintle and mount with replica M-60.
Have no idea what it is worth.Perfect condition..all U.S. parts 24 volt
Where do you find out what it is worth?
Reply: eBay? would cost you few bucks, but run it with a reserve
so high, no one will actually win.
Name: Russ Lowrey
Time: Sat Feb 22 20:23:47 EST 2003
Brian, for some reason I am unable to open any of your links. I was
wondering if others were having the same problem. I wanted to check out
your WWII air patches as my dad was a member of the 500th Bomb Squadron345th
Bomb Grp., 5th Air Force during WWII flying in B-25 Mitchell's in New Guinea.
Also, I have an interest in military jeeps as well. Russ Lowrey
Reply: Some people using MACs have had trouble for some reason.
See if you can use a neighbors computer to see the Squadron Patches of
WW2 website. If so, It is a settings /software problem on your computer.
Name: Melvin Congleton
Time: Fri Feb 21 23:00:35 EST 2003
great web site . CU on the GEE
Reply: I'll be right here at Brian's Military Jeeps of WWII waiting
for your return. Thanks for dropping in
Name: Jack O'Bannion
Time: Fri Feb 21 01:28:16 EST 2003
Hello Brian. I have a 1942 Willys MB Slat Grill, 1943 Ford GPW,
and a 1945 Ford GPW. Have been selling D-Day Normandy "Waterproofing Inspectors
Notices since 1995 for $5.00 U.S. This 48-Star flag Notice was primarily
used to "Show the vehicle was ready for loading on landing craft at the
marshalling areas". These are exact reproductions from an original removed
from a CCKW that "Forded In" to Easy Red Beach at Omaha. Will be glad to
correspond with any MV enthusiast who wants that finishing touch to his
or her D-Day restoration.
Name: Orders and Medals
Time: Wed Feb 19 06:13:50 EST 2003
Your site excellent!! I have for sale many orders, medals, badges from
various countries. if you interested please let me know. I will email my
Reply: Thanks! Glad you liked my G503 Jeep website
Name: Mike Powter
Time: Sun Feb 16 23:38:56 EST 2003
WW II military jeeps hobby. Seattle area, Washington State, USA
Reply: thanks for dropping in and taking a look at my World War
Two Jeep website. :)
Name: John E Bower
Time: Sat Feb 15 02:20:06 EST 2003
The PIX are great for referance.
Reply: Yes they are, but keep in mind that most evryone will have
something 'wrong' with it. Everyone customizes their jeep to their own
liking. Also check the Orginal WW2 jeep photos page.
Name: LARRY FISHER
Time: Fri Feb 14 14:53:55 EST 2003
it was great to see your web site. thanks for showing my jeep in your
scrapebook. keep in touch if you can, its been a long time since i've heard
from you. your friend LARRY
Reply: Glad to hear from THE LARRY again. It's been many moons since
we last dissected the subtle nuances of a GPW together. Yes, we need to
keep in touch.
Name: Bill Hollinger
Time: Thu Feb 13 20:52:49 EST 2003
You have a wonderful site. It's loaded with all kinds of stuff! I was
great meeting you at Glendale and I hope to see you at Big Bear. Bill H.
Reply: Thanks Bill. It was nice to meet you too. we share the same
love and quest for knowledge of all things Jeep. Brian
Name: Laurence Chandler,
Time: Thu Feb 13 16:40:56 EST 2003
Hi, I am looking for a Beachmaster Unit-1 patch or U.S.S White Plains
AFS-4 patch. If anyone has an idea of where i can find these items, please
email me. Thank you.
Reply: Thanks for the post. Glad you liked the site so much. Hope
to see you posting again.
Name: Paul Higgins
Time: Sun Feb 9 18:13:47 EST 2003
I don't own a Jeep yet, but my friend has a 1942/3 Jeep that I have
got involved in finding parts and helping complete the restoration. Over
the last year or so, I have been along to a few military gatherings around
England, and been along to a few local Military Vehicle Trust meetings.
There is a lot of interest in the machines and uniforms of the WWII period,
in particular the Jeep which is continuing to rise in price, such is the
interest. Sites like yours help bring like minded people together, from
around the world. I only hope you or someone else reading the site can
cure a problem I posted to you regarding a Jeep aerial. Keep it up.
Reply: Thanks for the post. Glad you liked the site so much. Hope
to see you posting again.
Name: Steve Stevens
Time: Sat Feb 8 01:28:08 EST 2003
Just sold a 47 CJ2A farm Jeep. Just bought a 1943 Willys MB. Trashed
somewhat. Was used as a hunting rig and modified. A figure a 2 year restoration
project. Also bought a 1942 MB tub and have on hand a CJ2A tub. Ilike your
site very much S.H. Stevens LTC, US ARmy, retired.
Reply: Thanks for serving!. Sounds like with an extra 1942 Willys
MB body tub, you are in good shape.
Name: Nathan Meyer
Time: Sat Feb 8 01:11:13 EST 2003
I'm 13 and bought a 1945 MB for $600. Obviously, needs minor restoration,
but only a gas tank to run and drive. Oh yeah and a drivers seat.
Reply: That is so great!!! very cool deal. Keep it going. I like
hearing about cheap WWII jeeps for sale.
Name: peter g zahner
Time: Fri Feb 7 15:50:52 EST 2003
Reply: Hope you get that Army Surplus Jeep you always wanted someday
Time: Mon Feb 3 16:03:20 EST 2003
I like your site. I am curretly restoring my father's 1948 CJ-2A Jeep.
It has been in the family all along. I have all of the original papers
for the Jeep. It has a three-point hitch Monroe Lift and PTO on the back.
Do you carry parts for old civilian jeeps? Michael
Reply: Glad to hear you are saving another old Willys jeep for the
future generations. I don't have too much in the way of Willys CJ parts.
Name: Bill Boyson
Time: Fri Jan 31 14:16:06 EST 2003
Thanks for the parts and help at the swap meet in Glendale. Glad to
see your still around. Bill
Reply: Glad to still be around! Also, I am glad to still have as
many WWII Willys MB and Ford GPW G503 Army Jeeps parts for sale after all
Name: Jim DiAngelous
Time: Tue Jan 21 21:58:00 EST 2003
Nice Web page. Interested in finding out more about Jeeps. Jim DiAngelous
Reply: Keep coming back, there is a lot here to learn about the
history & on restoring G503 Army Jeeps
Name: Ernest Vogt
Time: Sun Jan 19 08:43:28 EST 2003
I own a 1942 GPW. Is there other places to buy parts for the GPW other
than 4Wheel Drive Hardware?
Reply: yes, there are many, see my Jeep links page, and eBay too
Name: john montgomerie
Time: Sun Jan 19 05:08:10 EST 2003
restored a gpw 20 years ago but sold . came across this web site by
accident. very nostalgic. will visit again when have more time. cheers
Reply: Cheers to you too! Glad to hear you restored a Ford GPW Army
Name: Ed Martinez
Time: Fri Jan 10 16:17:56 EST 2003
Great web site Brian, one day I hope to own My own WWII JEEP Thanks
Reply: I hope you own a WWII Army Jeep too!
Time: Wed Jan 8 16:57:31 EST 2003
Name: Ed Zeigler
Time: Tue Jan 7 17:56:41 EST 2003
I'm going out to pick up my first WWII Jeep in California next week.
I need to know how much it weighs to determine if my lowboy trailer is
adequate to carry it. So far all I know is that it runs, is a 1943 model
built by Ford and has the windshield.
Reply: approx 2100lbs
Name: Benjamin S. O'Dell Jr.
Time: Tue Jan 7 09:29:53 EST 2003
I am very interested in buying a restored a WWII jeep or M151A1/A2
Reply: Post a Free Wanted ad on my Jeeps for sale bulletin board
Name: Mark Atterson
Time: Mon Jan 6 17:49:08 EST 2003
Hello Brian, My name is Mark Atterson. I really appreciated your web
page on the WWII Squadron Patch gallery. My dad died fairly young Brian.
I didn't know too much about his military life other than he was in the
Army Air Force during the war, stationed at Ft. Worth, Texas and Hamilton
Field, California. I have a military picture of him wearing the AAF AACS
(Communications System) patch you have displayed on the web page. I had
no idea what it stood for and am excited about this find. First, do you
have the patch for sell? Secondly, can I have a Bitmap picture of the patch?
Lastly, do you have a history relating to the AACS? God bless and thanks
in advance, Mark
Name: Tom Ramsdell
Time: Mon Jan 6 03:14:06 EST 2003
Hello Brian, A few years ago I bought a canvas VB-2 patch from you.
I saw a picture of VT-2 patch on your Navy Patch page, but couldn't click
on it, so I assume it is not available. I still need VF-2 and VT-2 patches
in canvass, so if they pop up please keep me in mind. My old email address
at the time I bought the VB-2 patch from you would have been firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have since moved to a small town between Phoenix & Tucson and there
is NO HIGH SPEED anything here. So had to go back to local dial-up ISP.
Keep my new email address and keep me in mind. Your web site has really
grown since I was there last. Glad to see you are still kicking around.
Regards Tom Ramsdell email@example.com
Name: Bruce Hindman
Time: Mon Jan 6 02:34:05 EST 2003
Hi, My father was a member of the VJ-10 utility squadron during WWII.
I came across a design of a patch for this sqadron on your website . I
am restoring a 1943 Ford GPW and plan to paint it in Navy colors in honor
of my Dad's Navy service. I would like your permission to allow me to use
this insignia on my JEEP. My Dad was an aviation ordinanceman stationed
in the Pacific. I know from his flight log he flew in various types of
aircraft,towed targets,ferried troops,and did some sort of tracking. Other
than this bit of info. I have no idea what he did. He never talked about
his involvement in the war and now has no memory of his service years.
Sincerely, Bruce Hindman
Name: Steve Learmouth
Time: Fri Jan 3 08:18:37 EST 2003
Great Site - very useful in my own restoration of a 43' Willys.
Reply: Glad to help in your 1943 willys MB jeep.
Name: Jorge Romero
Time: Fri Jan 3 01:49:01 EST 2003
It's a very nice site!! Congratulations. I'm looking for a CJ2 service
manual. Can you help-me? Thanks
Reply: sorry, I don't do much with CJ's
Name: mark patterson
Time: Thu Jan 2 21:30:38 EST 2003
have 1945 mb 1946 ? looking for fuel tank top load.also looking for
Reply: i will be selling a WWII Jeep trailer this summer. Either
a Bantam or Willys MBT.
Name: Leon Hart
Time: Thu Jan 2 18:45:56 EST 2003
I have a 1944 WW11 MB Jeep that has been restored several years
ago. Not mint but in very good condition and in good running condition.
Pictures can be available. Needs only new brakes which I have and will
install if desired. Brakes required due to lack of use. Top ,seats,paint,tires
etc all very good. Split rims and 600/16 tires. Trailer can also be made
available if desired (M100)
Reply: If you are trying to sell this 1944 jeep, then you should
post a free ad on my bulletin board page.
Name: Rory Talkington
Time: Wed Jan 1 20:10:47 EST 2003
Really enjoyed your pages. I someday hope to find and restore an MB/GPW
or otherwise restore one. I will be a regular visitor. Thanks for all.
Reply: MB/GPW is a great jeep to restore & drive. I hope you
get one soon.
Name: Dick Tait
Time: Mon Dec 30 14:17:02 EST 2002
Great job, Brian. I printed some of the info for my references. Thanks
Reply: Another long time So. Calif MVCC member. Glad to help! Brian
Name: Ron Millman
Time: Mon Dec 30 11:14:33 EST 2002
Probably one of the best websites that I have had the pleasure of visiting.
Thanks for the good work. I have a 1951 M-38 purchased May 2002 after languishing
in my cousin's garage for 25 years. Your site was helpful in the restoration.
Reply: Great, glad to hear i helped in the restoration of a M-series
Jeep. Keep on Jeeping
Name: rocky leonhardt
Time: Mon Dec 30 06:43:43 EST 2002
i am interested in purchasing a WW II Jeep, where do I start?
Reply: Place a Free Ad on my bulletin boards.
Name: Ed Schommer
Time: Sun Dec 29 20:11:12 EST 2002
Brian, Just spent some time looking through your updated tools and
spare parts pages. Nice work! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
One of these days I will change the 4 footman loops for my shovel to 3
loops as you have pointed out to me a couple of times. Hope all is well
and book sajes are keeping you in hard cash. Take care, Ed
Reply: gotta fix that common mistake LOL
Name: Jerry McDonald
Time: Sun Dec 29 19:51:29 EST 2002
Brian: Great site, I am sure it is going to be invaluable when I get
back to Oregon and begin restoration on my 48 CJ2, I picked up last summer.
I have a lot of ideas and questions. Looking forard to hearing from you
and any and all your fellow 'jeep' buffs. mac My website is somewhat outdated,
updating it, that is another project.......;-)
Reply: glad that a CJ2 guy likes my site! thanks!
Name: terry kutzli
Time: Sun Dec 29 17:39:38 EST 2002
i have a ww11 jeep coming in feb.2003 i cant wait
Reply: well come back, this website will be able to help you restore
the WW11 jeep of yours. : )
Name: Dan Farrow
Time: Tue Dec 24 12:42:50 EST 2002
Great Webpage. My dad is retired and I've been looking for an old jeep
for him as a present. We live in Central Oregon where there are mountains,
water and High Desert galore. we target shoot and fish and visit the lakes
when possible, and he would just like something to play in. Thanks again
for your website, Dan
Reply: Post a Free Wanted Advertisement on my message boards for
a G503 jeep for yourself. : )
Name: Jim Moore
Time: Fri Dec 20 21:34:47 EST 2002
Very good site and the photos are very informative. Wish I had seen
it awhile back when I did my last restoration, would have saved a lot of
time. Thanks for shareing the info with me.
Reply: perhaps you should buy another Willys MB or Ford GPW to restore...
Time: Fri Dec 20 04:18:46 EST 2002
Brian, Thank you very much for the precious informations you gave me.
Your website is a fantastic source. Take care. Marlene (from France).
Reply: glad my G503 Jeep website was of help to you.
Name: Ronald J.
Time: Thu Dec 19 21:35:33 EST 2002
hi,before anything else,Mery Christmas 2 u & 2 your family...Well,
thanks 4 keeping in touch & sharing some new info 2 your website.....im
glad u shared some site regarding 2 the "Jeepney in Philippines..." i was
suprise when i read the last line about ANGELES CITY...(MY HOMETOWN)...yes
you are right regarding about Old military jeeps in our place...were the
only city restoring old military jeep.we have a lots of parts can buy in
our place.but some major accesories(mostly electrical accesories) for jeep
like GPW,M38 are very rare here....Finaly my GPW project is finish.infact
i Join the ANGELES CITY FESTIVAL PARADE (oct 12 2002) with my GPW jeep
when i took my vacation.presently im working here in Saudi Arabia.But im
leaving 4 good this coming FEB 2003.my plan is to built a small Auto Shop
& restored some old military jeep.You knnow what...some people in our
place when they see GPW or Willys jeep in Philippines...they called it
"Mc Arthur JEEPS" or sometime they called it "WILLYS JEEP".its just because
during U.S army used this jeep in our place during the war 1942.And that
MC Arthur hi-way you talking about.we name name that to honor GEN. Douglas
McArthur...he used that road when he visited in our place..infact he slept
in ANGELES CITY...that house still there. This coming Feb 2003,we will
having a HOT AIR BALOON festival ing former U.S military Base " CLARK AIR
BASE"...some of my friend has jeep will join..because they been hire to
carry somme international balloonist....my jeep will be displayed for car
show only...someday i will send you a pictures of my jeep...again thank
you very much & NICE NEAT WORK to your WEBSITE....maybe someday you
can visit Philippines specially in my hometown ANGELES CITY,PAMPANGA>>>>>....happy
holiday....Great new Pictures you got.....thanks Ronald J. Angeles City,PHILIPPINES
Reply: Glad you dropped in from the PHILIPPINES. Keep on Jeepin
Name: Bill & Lorraine
Time: Thu Dec 19 00:36:28 EST 2002
Hi Brian, nice pictures.....hope to see you at Big Bear! Bill and Lorraine
Reply: Glad to see you online. We have been to so many jeep rallies
together. see you at Big Bear!
Name: peter g zahner
Time: Tue Dec 17 14:03:30 EST 2002
great job! Looking for a jeep,in the se michigan area. Pete
Reply: Post a Free ad on my bulletin boards to find a WWII jeep
Name: JIM MARSHALL
Time: Mon Dec 16 18:24:43 EST 2002
INTERESTING SITE! I HAVE A1945 MB[DOD 8-4-45]
Reply: I will always be adding new info on your 1945 Jeep, so visit
Time: Sun Dec 15 23:49:47 EST 2002
Aloha Brian I had to email you to compliment you on your latest "Major
Update", I spend hours, days, looking for information on Jeeps and trailer.
Never read/seen anything like what your have done in "major Update" It
answers many question and subjects I didn't even was aware off. Hats off
to you!. Much mahalo (Thank you) Danny Retired US Army
Reply: Thanks for your years of service! I am glad you found so
much new stuff to research here. Brian
Name: Glenn Humann
Time: Sun Dec 15 14:40:11 EST 2002
Super site. You do a great service for Jeep owners.
Reply: MB's & GPW's have been a big part of my life.
Name: "THANK YOU"!
Time: Fri Dec 13 17:04:26 EST 2002
Yo' Brian! Thanks so much for the "Flying Tiger" animation. It is sincerely
appreciated! I do not have a web site, but, shoot me an E-mail whenever
you find the time. As I acquire more animations that I think you might
enjoy, I'll send them to you. I really enjoyed perusing your site last
night. You have obviously worked diligently in gathering the material for
it and it shows! I'm sure everyone that has the pleasure of visiting it
appreciates it as much as I do. Thanks again for the animation. Keep up
the good work and keep in touch. As always, IBDGUY'
Reply: glad to help. I love the Flying Tigers, what daring &
brave & skilled pilots and ground crew. Hats off to them.
Name: DI GIULIO Marc
Time: Fri Dec 13 09:36:59 EST 2002
Hi Brian. As I shortly bought a '43 Willys in very good conditions,
I try to make some new acquaintances. The body and frame of my Willys are
in very good conditions but I will have to rebuilt the engine and some
other mechanical stuff. So there will be a lot of work to do. I found the
link to your site only by chance, but I think it's a well made one. Continue
like this. Marc
Reply: thank you. this site should be very helpful on your 1943
Name: Vet WWll
Time: Thu Dec 12 18:53:10 EST 2002
Hello Brian, I linked on your site from 485th Bomb Group. Glad to get
it.........not for myself but a War Historian who has a Jeep and makes
Shows. I want to mail him your site. I am an airman from WWll and he found
me on the net for my radioman. He works for Dallas PD I think and gets
use of a computer there so I will have to send to him via smail. Just want
to pay him back for what he did for me. He even called back to see if we
got in touch so I asked how did you find me?? On the net. I got a computer
and found 7 men on each of two crews I was on. Found my pilot 49 years
after we were shot down, I was captured and he and 6 others went back to
base in Foggia, Italy through Russia. This War Historian lives in Highland
Village, TX. I live in Houston, TX. Now where would I find you? Best Wishes,
Olgunner, GE Ashford PS. Chuck McCordly may have your site, if not I feel
like he would be glad to get it for parts. Precious Old vehicles.
Reply: thank you for being a WW2 veteran!
Name: Ron Bonner (USN/ret)
Time: Tue Dec 10 15:12:27 EST 2002
I've had about 6 or 7 jeeps myself, all M38A1's. I don't care at all
for these so called civillian jeeps. If you want a real set of off-road
driving lights and have a 24volt military version, try some F4 phantom
landing lights. they will pull about 40amps but the 24volt generator only
puts out 25amps so be prudent about their use. Ron
Reply: That will throw so light on the subject :)
Name: Jim Sanders
Time: Mon Dec 9 01:14:03 EST 2002
The amount of information you have gathered is fantastic. A great place
to learn about the Jeep. I had a 1946 model when I was a kid and didn't
know what I had!
Reply: Little did you know these 'willies' jeeps would be so in
Time: Sat Dec 7 18:17:58 EST 2002
i am from crotia have two jeeps mb 1945,one is restored,and the other
need restoration!love jeeps!nice page!
Reply: That's awsome! I am glad to took the time to sign in. please
write again - can you send a picture of the jeeps?
Name: Jack Warner
Time: Sat Dec 7 07:56:14 EST 2002
Brian: I've been unable to have a look at your home page. Won't open.
I've got a '45 CJ2A (Yes I do know the difference). It's original with
the following exceptions: Modified to floor shift, windshield is not original
and tool indents have been removed, covered over with ugh... body filler.
Can send you some photos if your interested. Jack Warner Regina, Sask.
Reply: are you on a Mac comuter? an older one? some have had trouble
in the past.
Name: Fred Burgess
Time: Thu Dec 5 15:31:49 EST 2002
Outstanding site. One of the best I've seen on the web in a long time.
Reply: Thanks, I want to have the best 1941-1945 military jeep website
on the net.
Name: Gary Zuber
Time: Tue Dec 3 02:25:35 EST 2002
Great Site! How do I get info on military vehicle events in California?
I have a restored 1952 M38 Canadian and it would be fun to go somewhere.
Gary Cayucos, CA
Reply: go to Events I Attend page, at the bottom are links to the
Calif Jeep club websites, Info is there.
Time: Fri Nov 29 19:57:17 EST 2002
Brian, I was just recently browsing your website looking for a vintage
patch from the 49th Bomb Squadron (c. 1939) and came across the picture
that you have. Being a current member of the 49th, I was wondering if I
could get a copy of that picture in a Hi-resolution format. I am currently
attempting to put together a full Squadron history and this would be a
great addition to the file. Out of curiosity, where did you find all of
those vintage patches? In particular, our beloved "Slobbering Sock Puppet"
patch. V/R 2Lt. W. Schuyler Boulware 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron
Reply: copy sent. I got them all from years of going to the Great
Western Gun Show, and many other WWII Militaria and Jeep shows, many antique
stores and newspaper ads.
Name: Chris Jella
Time: Fri Nov 29 19:25:34 EST 2002
Hello Brian, I'm recreating an A-2 jacket in honor and memory of my
grandfather who was a glider pilot in WWII. He was in the 9th Air Force,
435th Troop carrier group, 77th Troop carrier squadron, 194th glider infantry
regiment. He was in Operation Varsity, that crossed the Rhine in March
of 1945. I saw a patch on your site that intrigued me and I thought I might
have it painted on the front of the jacket if you could give me a good
picture of it. It is listed as 9th AAF glider command. It's a 9th AF insignia
with a glider characature that looks like its avoiding a flak shell or
something. I thought it might look good on the left front of the jacket.
If you know anything about it I'd like to know more about it. Also, if
your come across a patch or picture of the 435th's insignia, I'd like to
see that too. I'll keep an eye on your site to see if you come up with
one. Thank you for your time, and the site is great!! Chris Jella
Reply: That's great. glad i could be of help with the A2 Jacket.
If i can be of further help on those other patches & insignia, I will
let you know. Brian
Name: John Wagner
Time: Thu Nov 28 20:07:29 EST 2002
Nice web site I'm looking to buy a WWII jeep, and I think this site
will be very helpful.
Reply: come back after you get one. the website will help you maintain
& preserve your WW2 jeep.
Name: Gia Wagner
Time: Wed Nov 27 10:39:44 EST 2002
Dear Brian, Love your web site and thank god I found it! My name is
Gia Wagner. I am blessed with the position as the Fort Myer and Fort McNair
Marketing and Commercial Sponsorship Specialist. My job is to make all
events and programs we bring to my Posts free to all the Active Duty men
and women who call our installations home, with the help of local commercial
sponsors. We do that in two ways, either with monetary sponsorship or with
product. Being in the area's that we are located in, which is Washington
DC and Arlington, VA I have a great potential for any type of business
to participate. What I want to bring to my soldiers is Jeep Awarness. It's
such an easy fit. Jeep is, the "Alpha Dog" vehicle of choice, and the Army
consists of nothing but alpha dogs. I am writing to you to find out from
an obvious Jeep Historian what if anything you can offer me by way of information
regarding the Jeeps history with the Military. My proposal to the local
Jeep dealership in Fairfax, VA needs to be so wonderful that I will leave
their office with tears in their eyes after I am through with my presentation.
I don't want to simply wing it, I want to knock it out of the ball park.
My soldiers need help and I am the only one legally allowed to do it through
sponsorship. If you decide to help me, I can bring your web site and link
it to my Fort Myer MWR website as a. If you can not help me, I thank you
for your time and appreciate your service on the web. I have learned some
interesting things on it. Thank you! Gia Wagner Fort Myer Military Community
Marketing/Commercial Sponsorship Specialist 703-696-8865 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reply: glad to be of service to the Service. Brian
Name: Capt. Brent
Fishinghawk USMC (Retired)
Time: Tue Nov 19 17:29:09 EST 2002
Great site. It's nice to know there's a reference site jeep enthusiasts
can go to. Keep up the good work.
Reply: Gotta love Jeeps!
Name: Eric LINDGREN
Time: Mon Nov 11 20:17:23 EST 2002
I really do appreciate your site, and also the USAAF Squadron Patches
site - such a lot of research and work to get the site to work the way
you want it. Brian, "I salute you." Eric
Reply: Tanks for the salute. Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking
the time to post here. Brian
Name: Rchard Dillon, Covington,Ga.
Time: Mon Nov 11 02:34:02 EST 2002
I really enjoyed your web site. I only wish I could find a WW11 jeep
to restore. When I was in the Army M.P.s we drove jeeps from the Korean
War era. Kep up the good work
Reply: Thank you for serving!!! Post a Jeep wanted ad on my website
Bulletin Boards... you might pick one up. Brian
Time: Sat Oct 26 22:33:56 EDT 2002
I am interested in buying an M151, but could not e-mail you for some
Reply: sorry for 2 things. 1) I am not an expert on M151's. 2) I
use a Spam-bot proggie to keep the spam emails down to a minimum. Brian
Name: Tim McCammon
Time: Fri Oct 25 02:06:01 EDT 2002
Wonderful site for us G-503 owners!
Name: Tony Konovaloff
Time: Fri Oct 25 00:20:46 EDT 2002
Since I am in the middle of building a utility trailer for my landcruiser
I really like the info on trailers. Learned a few things I didn't know
too. I would like to know the overall dimensions of the trailers though.
Anyway, thanks for the info and the website. Tony Konovaloff, Oak Harbor,
Reply: Well I hope the info helps you build your toyota trailer.
glad to be of service.
Name: Randy Hamilton
Time: Wed Oct 23 11:52:32 EDT 2002
Brian, I'm interested in getting a restored G503. I would like to have
some idea in the cost involved. Thanks, Randy
Reply: Please see the Archive Page for Message Boards. I go into
Name: Charlie J. Ellis
Time: Mon Oct 21 20:16:42 EDT 2002
This is THE most dedicated and impressive historical jeep website i
have ever seen. I own a 1944 MB and am currently restoring a 1946 CJ2A.
Just wanted to say thanks for a producing a fantastic website. I'll be
frequently visiting. I reside in Ellicott City, MD where i'm doing my best
to uphold and spread the historic jeep image. Thanks again for a truly
enjoyable website!! CJ
Reply: Thanks for the major compliment!! I appreciate it. Keep coming
back for more Jeep history & jeep parts.
Name: SFC Eric Smith
Time: Mon Oct 21 19:10:55 EDT 2002
I'm currently stationed in Monterey, Ca. I am using your description
of GP (not General Purpose) for a mid-term assignment.
Reply: Glad to be of help. Good luck with the term project. Brian
Name: Gene Small
Time: Mon Oct 21 13:01:49 EDT 2002
I just purchased a 1942 GPW Ford jeep off a ranch in centeral Calif.
that has been there for the past 54 years. There are a fer new holes here
and there. a aftermarket jerry can holder added, and different tail lights.
Other than that ' STOCK ' It has no top or bows, but the origional rivited
wheels are still on it. I am going to do a full military restoration, and
need all the info I can get for the project. By the way, no rust or dents.
Cost is not a factor, but proper parts are. Any help I get will be greatly
appreciated, and documented. THANKS
Reply: Wow, sounds like you found a great jeep! I will be able to
help you with parts once school year is over. See you then. Brian
Name: A Blackley
Time: Thu Oct 17 08:06:47 EDT 2002
Love the site my dad has a 43ford GPW jeep still in original condition
& drives it all over the place down under in New Zealand.keep up the
Reply: Glad to know that there are so many dedicated Kiwi's saving
jeeps for the future generations. Brian
Name: PRIMANA PUTRA
Time: Thu Oct 17 03:20:04 EDT 2002
Beautiful website. I have Jeep Willys GPW 224752 Would you send me
some picture of GPW 1944 via e-mail I come from BALI - INDONESIA We still
sad caused Bomb Blast in Bali Island Now the situation going better Keep
BALI Peaceful PRIMANA PUTRA Perum. Padang Lestari Blok N no.19 Padangsambian
Denpasar - BALI Indonesia 80117
Reply: Yes, It is a sad thing indeed. I am glad to know that you
are saving jeep history in your area. keep it up.
Name: dale launer
Time: Sun Oct 13 01:48:33 EDT 2002
like your web sight. 1st rig i learned to drive was a 47 willys. have
always had one or more jeeps down to 5 jeeps now 51 military willys jeep,
that i need info on so i can restore it. 53 panel wagon/ 61 wagon that
i use alot, 86 cj and 97 jeep cherkee thanks dale
Reply: That's Cool! Glad to meet another hard core jeeper. Take
Name: Tom McNeal
Time: Thu Oct 10 03:17:43 EDT 2002
Hello Brian, I am hoping you can help me locate a few hi-res "present
day" squadron patches for use on a plaque commemorating my daughter's earning
her navy wings of gold. I have visited the individual squadron sites where
only 72 dpi jpgs are available. DO you know where I might be able to download
squadron patch images of 300 or even 600 dpi. The squadrons I need are...
VT-28 NAS Corpus Christi, TX VT-9 NAS Meridian, MS VT-7 NAS Meridian, MS
Any help you may be able to provide will be greatly appreciated. Tom McNeal
Reply: I don't have them either. :( I hope someone who reads this
can help you. Brian
Time: Thu Oct 10 03:10:43 EDT 2002
Sir, YOUR UNIDENTIFIED PATCH (#9)- Scrappers- was not a Marine sqn-
but navy VBF-80, as my dad was a pilot in sqn in 1946 peace keeping tour
on Boxer. Sqn worked up in Corsairs at Holtville, then war ended, so sqn
switched to Hellcats (El Centro), for 9 mos cruise, 3 mos spent in Mauii,
TH. The xo,, and several others still alive. There were several aces in
sqn, mostly from VF-29 on Cabot. My dad from VBF-3 on Yorktown- used same
Felix the Cat insignia as VF-3. The xo was with VF-5 on Franklin when hit
by kamikazes. CO- now deceased was Lcdr "Grabba" Holt, came from tht VT
community. I have VBF-80 roster, has the Scrappers insig on it- in black
and white, glad to see you have it in color. After VBF-80, dad went to
VBF-98- do you have that insig?? I don't. Dad went on to 24 years in Navy,
retired a Commander, was CO of va-54 and va-151. Good site! Dennis.
Name: Les Thacker
Time: Tue Oct 8 17:26:38 EDT 2002
Arguably the most professional jeep web site to date. best regards
Reply: Wow - Well thank you. I did put many hours into it. Thank
you for taking the time to let me know how much you liked it. Brian
Name: Will Lindsay
Ireland Aviation Archaeology Team
Time: Mon Oct 7 21:32:02 EDT 2002
Hi very interesting site you run, thanks for signing my guestbook.
Cheers. Visit my Wwebsite below (NIAAT) http://mysite.freeserve.com/sum41/crashes/home/home.htm
Reply: Thanks for dropping in on my site. I am glad you liked it.
Name: Ed Menees
Time: Wed Oct 2 11:49:57 EDT 2002
I am just finishing my 1942 Script GPW 7310. I wish I had found your
website sooner. Thanks for an excellent site. Ed
Reply: Thanks - glad you liked it.
Name: Jerry Fincher
Time: Mon Sep 30 22:02:21 EDT 2002
Just visiting you web site for the first time, very nice. I am in the
process of restoring my 1945 willys military jeep in the process of putting
on the stars and no#, not for sure about the 15 inch star on the hood,
acordding to the all american wonder book, its 1-1/2 inches forword from
dash on cowl? Just wondering whats correct?
Name: paul kaminski
Time: Mon Sep 30 21:45:12 EDT 2002
nice site. i could seem to find the picks of the stuff you listed in
'my collection'. i don't know if you don't have any on the site, or i am
too dumb to find them, but i would love to see a pick of the one with four
Reply: I don't have pics of all of them available. You can find
some pics on My Fav Pics page and on the Customer Hall of Fame page. Brian
Time: Sun Sep 29 07:44:57 EDT 2002
Brian, This site is absolutely wonderful, very informative, knowledgeable,
much wisdom, keep them rolling! ;-) Lynn
Reply: Thanks! I will do my best to Keep 'em Rolling.
Name: Victor deBouchel
Time: Thu Sep 26 14:57:09 EDT 2002
Willis jeeps have always fascinate me. In the process of securing two
WWII jeeps and one trailor that I know are in a field covered with a tarp.
These have been used to survey sugarcane fields. Feel certain they can
be secured for a most reasonable price. Hope I dont require too many parts.
At least Two should make one. This may take some work, but it may be worthwhile...
Reply: sounds like the making of a good story. Hope it has a happy
ending. let me know how you make out. take care, Brian
Time: Mon Sep 23 19:05:56 EDT 2002
Hi Brian, Wonderful website! I was trying to research a patch I came
upon when I found your site and I am in awe.... The one I have is similar
to the one you have listed as the 367th Bomb Squadron, 8th AAF but there
are some differences. First, I was wondering why there is a nine on your
patch, even though it is for the 8th AAF? Mine is a canvas patch with roughly
the same facial figure but facing left and with a protruding red tongue,
one drop of red blood hanging. It is yellow-orange with a blue border,
brown face with whiskers, blue helmet &goggles, sharp white teeth,
no number associated. The shape of the patch is lobate, with four distinct
lobes, (sort of a truncated clover shape.) The colors almost bleed through
the patch and the artwork appears to be silkscreen. I would appreciate
any info you might have and thanks again for the great site, Ray
Reply: Hi Ray. Thanks for writing me. I am glad you liked the website.
This patch actually sat on the UNKNOWN page for 2 months. Then it was ID'd,
and then re-ID'd as the 1st ID was said to be wrong. This patch is becoming
a pain :) I have no idea about whether it is indeed a "9" or just an earpiece
for the headphones. I will post this to the page in hopes someone will
come forward with more information. Take care, Brian
Name: steve kirschenmann
Time: Fri Sep 20 19:04:07 EDT 2002
I am looking for a flat fender. I am stationed in Charleston, South
Carolina. Please let me know how to find one. I heard of a place called
DRMO where you can order full jeeps still in crates. If anyone knows anything,
please let me know.
Reply: You should read the info posted on JEEP NAME & HISTORY
or the $50
Jeep in a Crate webpage on my website to learn more about 'jeeps in
crates', DRMO and the like. Brian
Name: Charlie Wetzell
Time: Wed Sep 18 22:22:37 EDT 2002
What a great site for us WWII vets !!!! I am Director of American Military
Museum of Gastonia, NC . Anyone interested in donating or loaning us a
Jeep display we would be grateful. If you know of owners in Charlotte area
please advise as we want some in Veterans Day Parade. Thanks
Name: Danny Genegabuas
Time: Tue Sep 17 14:52:05 EDT 2002
Aloha Brian The best website I've seen ... how do you make the jeep
follow the arrow? I surely lost out on some of your parts ... "SOLD OUT"
I added your page to my Favorites and will surely check you out often.
Mahalo, (Thank you) dannyg
Reply: Ancient Chinese Secret LOL Glad you liked it. Come back often,
I am always adding to the site.
Name: Ed Delaney
Time: Mon Sep 16 13:30:40 EDT 2002
I see that you have only three of the patches for the 4 Squadrons of
this unit. My late brother flew with the 512 Bomb Squadron, or at least
I did not see it in your site. Which is awesome i might add!. The patch
is a skull and crossbones superimposed over a three bladed propeller. Ed
Reply: Thanks glad you enjoyed looking around. I have that patch
around here somewhere. It might be awhile before I find it & get it
Name: David S.Hennessey,
Time: Mon Sep 16 11:39:50 EDT 2002
GREAT SITE,GLAD TO SEE THAT IT IS DEDICATED TO ALL THE VETS,CHEERS
TO YOU!!!! KEEP ON JEEPIN,
Reply: Thanks! glad you enjoyed it.
Name: David Lohne
Time: Sun Sep 15 19:33:56 EDT 2002
great site,fun and educational as well!
Time: Sun Sep 15 02:55:04 EDT 2002
Nice Web Mr. French, sourceful, and entertaining. Your web gives me
lot of knowledge about the jeeps origin that useful for my off-road training
matters. Thanks a lot. Sorry for my "not so good English" since I'm a foreigner
from Indonesia. By the way, there are many military jeep restored in Indonesia.
Reply: Wow! Thanks for taking the time to leave a note! Jeeps are
all over the world. take care and come back when you can, Brian
Name: Charles H. Wagamon
Time: Fri Sep 13 17:55:06 EDT 2002
I'm hooked on working on a WWII Jeep an am waiting to find one to start
working on. Hopefully one like I used to ride in during the war.
Reply: I wish you well in your search for a WWII jeep.
Name: LTC Charles H. Wagamon
Time: Fri Sep 13 17:27:18 EDT 2002
am interested in a wwII project jeep to keep me busy and out of trouble.
Enjoyed your site!!!
Reply: Thanks for dropping in!
Time: Thu Sep 12 13:00:11 EDT 2002
Great site! If you want your own co-branded, commission sharing Jeep
classifieds system, come over to our site and check us out :)
Name: Hayden Clower
Time: Thu Sep 12 02:10:10 EDT 2002
Mr. French, I came across your website while researching my grandfather's
fighter squadron, the 89th. My grandfather, Lt. Freeling Clower, designed
the squadron patch in 1942(Skull/Ace of Spades.) I am curious first where
the patch on your sight came from because it doesn't quite look like the
original, and number 2 how I can get a hold of one. I had the patch when
I was younger but it was lost years ago before I was old enough to understand
the importance of it. Thanks, Hayden Clower
Name: Michael E. Prince
Time: Tue Sep 10 14:48:22 EDT 2002
Hello! I was happy to find your website with the patches. My dad flew
a PB4Y2, one of the first in the Pacific, and I am trying to replicate
his G1 flight jacket. Do you have a VP 118 patch for sale? Thanks for any
information you can provide. Michael E. Prince SoftMed Systems email@example.com
Reply: I am sorry, I do not. Can anyone else help??
Time: Tue Sep 10 03:50:49 EDT 2002
Thanks for the great web site. I am looking into buying/restoring my
first GPW, and I am sure I will be visiting here often. One suggestin though,
whenever ones goes from one page to another, that 'wipe' you added when
the pages switch are real annoying, they could go and not be missed. I
hope my suggestion hasn't put me on the black list. Great site! Thanks
Reply: No worries! I won't hold it against you LOL. Actually, the
'wipe' effect allows time for the images to load without the viewer knowing
it - that and I like it :)
Name: Tim McCluskey
Time: Tue Sep 10 02:11:57 EDT 2002
Hi, My name is Tim McCluskey. My father was Robert J. McCluskey. Dad
was in the 17th BG and was shot down over Toulon Harbar, France August
20, 1944. Only 2 survived. Dad and George Moscovis. I am trying to recreate
his A-2 flight Jacket and am trying to locate Insignia that he would have
had on his A-2. I don't necessarily have to have original Insignia but
that would be great. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance,
Tim McCluskey p.s. were scanning some photos of Dad to update the B-26
Marauder Historical Society website: http://www.b-26marauderarchive.org/PH/B26/P978.htm
Reply: Great link! Thanks for sharing it and the story of your fathers
exploits. You must be very proud of him. Take care and come back often.
Name: Jim O'Neill
Time: Tue Sep 10 01:54:03 EDT 2002
Dear Brian, Do you know who the artist was for the 413th Bomb Squadron
insignia patch? My wife's aunt says my wife's father designed it. It is
a matter of family curiosity. If you know could you tell us, and if you
don't do you know how we could find out. Thank you. Jim O'Neill PS Great
Reply: Sorry, I have no idea. Anyone esle out there know?
Follow Up: Thanks Brian. My wife's father was Sgt. Micheal
Solahub. His sister thinks he did the drawing. Wanted to be
cartoonist after the war. Wound up a NYC police officer. He
was in supply. If anybody knew him we'd love to hear from them. Thanks
again. Jim O'Neill
Name: Bob Murdock
Time: Fri Sep 6 15:14:41 EDT 2002
Thanks for the space to look and your time to keep it all going!!
Reply: Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it. Brian
Name: Alan M. Eldridge
Time: Wed Sep 4 23:45:05 EDT 2002
I just bought an old willys, looking for parts, Brian has been very
helpfull in getting my off the frame restoration started.
Reply: Glad to be of help. :-) Brian
Time: Mon Sep 2 21:27:22 EDT 2002
Brian I was visiting your website and looking at your Navy patches
and see that I have some that you don't have on your Navy patch page. They
are Fighting Squadron VF9, Bombing Squadron VB9, Torpedo Squadron VT15
and Torpedo Squadron VT83. You have quite a collection there. I can't send
you the patches themselves but I thought I would send you the images of
the ones I have if you want to use them. I am attaching 4 pictures. You
can download them here, but if you might be concerned about viruses, you
can also just copy them off the Photo Gallery of my website: ESSEX WWII
Photo Gallery I would ask a favor of you though - I sure would like to
have a copy of your VB15 patch for my ships website. Also if you want to
exchange links let me know. I have a link banner you can use if you want.
You can find it on the bottom of my links page. Regards Bob Sourisseau,
Webmaster, WWII Tribute to USS Essex CV9 Aviators, 1943 -1945
Reply: Thanks very Much for your offer. I would indeed like to get
your images. I'll add them as soon as I get a chance.
Name: COL. WILLIAM C. DICKMAN
Time: Sat Aug 31 16:43:49 EDT 2002
DEAR BRIAN: I AM A RETIRED MARINE COLONEL AND A PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR.
I WAS A MEMBER OF VMJ-2 AT EWA FIELD, PEARL HARBOR. I HAVE COPIES OF ALL
OF THE INSIGNAS THAT WERE USED IN MAG-21 AT EWA. THESE ARE NOT PATCHES
BUT ON PAPER ALSO A COPY OF MAG-25 INSIGNIA WHICH I HAD WALT DISNEY MAKE
UP FOR US. I WAS IN VMJ-253 THEN. VMJ-2 BECAME VMJ252 IN THE SUMMER OF
1941. ALSO COPY OF VMR-352 WHICH I WAS IN IN 1945-1946. SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS
AND I WILL GET THEM TO YOU. HAVE A COUPLE WWI INSIGNAS ALSO ONE IS THE
KICKING MULE. PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY MY FATHER IN 1918. REGARDS: COL. WILLIAM
C. DICKMAN USMC (RET.) SAN ANTONIO, TX
Reply: Dear COL. Dickman, 1st, thank you for serving and protecting
our country when my parents were children. It's because of men like you
I enjoy a life as wonderful as I do in this country. I would love to have
them - I love preserving this history, It was a horrible time that brought
out the best in Americans and the Allies. As soon as I get them, I will
share them with the rest of the world via my website. That's the best part
of this for me. I get letters from kids and sons & daughter who are
trying to ID their fathers unit from old pictures, or jackets found in
footlockers in the attic. I hear some really neat stories. Thank you again
and it is an honor to speak to you. Please feel free to write me again
at any time. If you have any stories you feel like sharing I would love
to post, or if you spot any mistakes I might have made somewhere on my
website. Sincerely, Brian French
Name: CLIFF MILLER
Time: Sat Aug 31 10:35:49 EDT 2002
DEAR BRIAN, WE ONLY RECENTLY RETURNED FROM A TRIP THROUGH ITALY WHERE
I FOLLOWED IN MY FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS THROUGH THE PO VALLEY AND APPENNINES
CAMPAIGNS WHILE TRACING THE STEPS OF HIS UNIT - 337th INFANTRY, COMPANY
L. WHAT HAPPENED ON THE 2nd DAY OF THIS VENTURE WAS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE.
WE JUST HAPPENED INTO A CHURCH TO SEE IF ANY OF THE OLDER TOWN RESIDENTS
KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE WW2 BATTLES AND THE 337th, ENCOUNTERED A PRIEST
WHO NOT ONLY WAS THERE AS A CHILD, BUT WHO SAYS (AND HAD ACTUAL DOCUMENTATION)
THAT MY FATHER'S UNIT - 337th Co L - HAD SAVED THE PRIESTS LIFE DURING
A HEAVY ENGAGEMENT, CARRYING HIM TO SAFETY FROM HIS HOME - WHICH WAS BEING
SHELLED. A LOT OF TEARS AND EMOTION WAS GENERATED AT THAT MEETING - WHICH
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE ACTUALLY HAPPENED STRICTLY BY CHANCE ! THANKS AGAIN
- CLIFF MILLER BOHEMIA, NEW YORK
Reply: Dear Cliff, Thanks for writting. That's a great story,
thank you for sharing it. Brian
Name: larry m. worsham
Time: Fri Aug 30 07:52:47 EDT 2002
Have a 1964 j-200 3/4 ton 2 wheeler.and a 1977 ambulance(mopar)360ci
4x4- 5/4 that should look real good under the j-200.AND we all know that
it will be a piece of cake uhn? nutin to it.really do like your site,and
know it's lots of work. thanks loads larry Belton,texas
Reply: you are going to love that 360 - I've got 2 in 2 CJ-7
Jeeps - they scream. thanks for dropping & and signing the guest book.
Take care, and good luck with your project, Brian
Name: DEON BREYTENBACH
Time: Sun Aug 25 21:40:38 EDT 2002
It is the first time i have seen your website and i am very impressed
by its contents I like willys jeeps a lot specially the original jeeps.
A story i would like to tell you is that my granddad had a original jeep
he wanted to sell it to my dad and uncles but they said he was charging
them too much a few years later they are so sorry they didnt buy it because
its double the price now i am from south africa
Reply: Wow - that will learn them! Thanks for the kind words
and for the story. Brian
Name: Aubrey Hair
Time: Wed Aug 21 16:42:32 EDT 2002
My father had a WWII jeep we used in our flying business in Baton Rouge
in the early 50's. It had a column shift and 4 wheel drive. I have been
told by some that is was rare but others have said that it did not exist.
Where would one look to find a WWII jeep? I flew a P-51 Mustang to Oshkosh
for the airshow in July and admired a lot of nice looking jeep specimens.
Your web sight is very nice. Thanks for your trouble. Aubrey Hair
Reply: Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave a note in
the guestbook. Yes, column shift jeeps exist, and yes they are rare. The
MA prototypes were and so were the 1st CJ-2A jeeps. It was a poor set up,
and most were converted to a floor shift over the years. Too bad you didn't
hang onto it. Do you have any old photos of it? If so, send me one, I'll
ID it for you. I have more info on buying jeeps on the Jeep Name / History
page. Take care, Brian
Name: Terry Carr
Time: Wed Aug 21 07:06:14 EDT 2002
I am in Indonesia on an island called Belitung. I have just aquired
a 1947 CJ2A I think originally used by the Indonesian army. Am now trying
to trace numbers etc. Regards, Terry
Reply: hi terry, thanks for visiting. sounds like you will
have a great story to tell about finding and restoring your jeep in a few
years time. good luck with it. stop back again soon, Brian
Name: Don Carlton
Time: Fri Aug 16 14:21:48 EDT 2002
Brian, You have a really interesting page. I'm interested in Jeep parts,
radio gear, AAF items, and Airborne items. Looking forward to your auctions.
Time: Wed Aug 14 20:33:08 EDT 2002
Hi Brian, Here's a little info on the 316th Fighter Group. The patch
you show for them is an incorrect rendering as the background on the originals
was yellow and not black. It was outlined in black around the outer border
of the circle. The 316th was part of the 324th Fighter Group, along with
the 314th and 315th Fighter Squadrons.The 316th was known as Hell's Belles.
If you'd like a little more info on them visit www.316th.com I am the webmaster
of the site and produce the squadron newsletter. I am the daughter of a
former member of the 316th. I also made up some replica patches in leather
for our upcoming reunion. These were made using the original artwork, if
you'd like to see one, let me know. By the way, you have a nice site! Best
Time: Mon Aug 12 15:16:38 EDT 2002
Hi, I'm glad to see you back. Before you went offline, I had been trying
to obtain some of your WWII patches with a Donald Duck theme. Do you still
have any for sale? Thanks, Enjoy your site very much. Linda
Name: Jon Hennigan
Time: Mon Aug 12 10:41:11 EDT 2002
Great web site. I will soon be reconditioning my dad's 1951 M-38. Looking
forward to talking to you more
Name: Jeff Minard
Time: Sat Aug 10 14:02:03 EDT 2002
Great stuff from Brian - the jeep geek. Keep it up! From Jeff Minard,
the License Plate geek.
Name: Tim Baker
Time: Fri Aug 9 15:00:37 EDT 2002
Great site, very interesting
Name: S.H. "Steve" Stevens
Time: Wed Aug 7 01:32:13 EDT 2002
I joined the National Guard in 1951 and later entered active duty.
Retired as Lt Col, Armor Branch. First Tank I drove was M4A3E8. First Jeep
was a Willys MB. I recently bought a 1943 Willys MB and have begun restoration.
I recently ran across a WWII command car. I believe it was built by Dodge??
Perhaps 1/2 or 3/4 ton. Canvas top and doors (missing of course). Do you
have any information on this vehicle? Thanks, Steve
Reply: Hi Steve. Dodge Command cars are rare and highly sought
after. congrats. i know only that there are the 2 versions; early 1/2ton
late 3/4ton i can only suggest contacting the Northern Calif Mil. Veh.
club this group has several command cars and can help you ID and with parts.
http://mvccnews.net/ good luck, Brian
Name: Gary Williams
Time: Wed Jul 31 08:00:00 EDT 2002
Dear Brian, I really enjoyed visiting your site and links. I appreciate
how much work has gone into producing it. Back in the late '50s while I
was at college, I had a 1942 Willy's jeep. It was expensive to run, Petrol
(Gas to you) was/is more expensive in the UK. Though, it was a great asset
to my social life. I wish I still had it now. All these years on, I am
still interested in all types of military vehicles. Especially tanks as
I served in the Royal Tank Regiment. I am President and Sec. of the MAFVA
(Miniature AFV Assoc). We have been running 38 years now and have many
US members among our world-wide subscribers. As well as modelling, quite
a few members own or work on ex-military vehicles. Our main annual event
is this coming weekend (3/4 Aug) at the Duxford Airfield (UK). I hope to
arrange a link to your site for all our jeep owners.) I also collect (Patches
and Tabs) of the British and British/Indian Armies and can help with identification
of cloth items on many nations from my large library. I am based in Cheshire,
Name: Harvey Spears
Time: Sat Jul 27 19:01:16 EDT 2002
Very nice site, Im a ww2 vet. brings back memorys. Brian i would like
to purchase one of the restored Amph land or water jeeps. Can you please
me with info.? We live in Eustis, Florida. 32726 Thanks Harvey
Time: Fri Jul 26 22:20:31 EDT 2002
I share your pet peeve about people ignorantly passing along misinformation
without bothering to check it out for themselves. Amazing how so much speculation
turns into 'fact' over time, isn't it? One other thing: I don't remember
whether I saw it on a part of your site or the one where you were quoted,
but I appreciate having that crap cleared up about the $50 Jeep-in-a-crate.
I remember, right after college I got wind of that rumor, and I was planning
to buy 2 crates -- since the other part of the rumor was that any Jeep
you bought that way always would be missing some parts. So the smart shopper
spent $100 to improve his odds and have a bunch of extras :-) Best of luck
with your pursuit. I've enjoyed 'chatting' with you. Dave
Name: C.Ronald welch
Time: Wed Jul 24 18:52:45 EDT 2002
I like your site, I've got 2 m38 type jeeps and I though I would sell
them, would this add work? buy one jeep and get the second jeep free. Regards
Name: Don Hansen
Time: Wed Jul 24 02:59:24 EDT 2002
Fine site, very nice. St. Paul, Indiana.
Name: Bill Price
Time: Wed Jul 24 01:05:41 EDT 2002
Brian, Great site! Thanks much. That went straight to my Favorites
list. Here's a true story that has made grown men weep: My dad was the
firechief in a small mountain town in So. Cal. in the late '40's and '50's.
In 1958 he took himself down to Camp Pendleton Marine Base for an auction.
He found a 1951 Willys M38 in perfect condition, except that some young
Marine apparently decided he wanted something newer, so sugar had been
dumped in the gas tank. In the name of the fire dept., my dad bought it
for $80.00. Eight-zero. Towed it home, cleaned it out himself, put a few
new parts in the engine, which the Marines gave him, and there was a mint
original, with all the USMC markings, and all the doo-dads--24-volt, snorkel,
black-out lights. He never re-painted it. That being a simpler time (i.e.,
far fewer lawyers), and a friendly little town, that Jeep was my toy during
all my college-vacation time and every summer. My dad died in 1960, and
the new fire chief gave my mom the pink slip, and told her to sell it and
keep the money. It went for $850, which became a '56 MG-A, and another
Time: Wed Jul 17 02:01:53 EDT 2002
Hi Brian Thanks for taking the time to reply. I said I know nothing
about computers so I guess I am like a woman driver....I can drive but
can't fix. I do not know what a browser is...let alone answer your questions.
One of my sons visits me once a year and he got me signed onto eBay so
I can do some bidding, and as a plate collector (ALPCA member) I check
out plate websites. I can also send/receive email but know nothing about
the computer itself. I just retried the squadron site and the print rolls
and flashes still. I have been on 10-15 websites since 6 pm with no problem.
I am on an Imac computer, but beyond that I can't help you with info. Now
if it were a Model A Ford I could fix it in a flash as I have driven them
since I was 12 years old. My Ford jeep had a hydraulic snowplow installed
on it by a doctor who bought it after WWII to plow the driveway on his
Time: Tue Jul 16 17:44:52 EDT 2002
I have a nieghbor with a 1940 American Bantam, Convertible. My coworker
began discussing the merits of a convertible soft top or removable hard
top. Which carried into Jeeps of WW2, and whether they had a soft top option.
One of your photos shows a soft top. Do you know the whole scoop on that?
Reply: From the very first design on paper of what was to become
known as a jeep, it has always had a canvas top. The tops from 1940-end
of 1941 were supported by only one upright bow at the rear. The flapping
of the top caused by wind when driving was beating the driverís heads.
It proved to be unbearable. The standard production jeeps came with 2 top
bows. The 2nd being added right behind the driver seat. And after MB #
3000 they raised the height of the windshield as well.
Name: Mike Simpson
Time: Fri Jul 5 16:26:01 EDT 2002
Brian: I am the webmaster of the 445th Bomb Group website. If you would
like to go out to my website and download the patches of the four squadrons
that made up the 445th, you're more than welcome. Mike Simpson Webmaster,
445th Bomb Group Website http://www.445th-bomb-group.com.
Reply: Thanks, I will add them.
Name: PAUL DOUGLAS HIGGNS
Time: Thu Jun 13 22:44:46 EDT 2002
I entered active duty in 1973 when the Jeep was still in use. My first
permanent party assignment was with the 326TH MED BN, 101ST AIRBORNE DIV(AIRASSAULT).
Our Ambulance Company was outfitted with "stretch " Jeeps or Front Line
Ambulances (FLA's). I am currently assigned as Chief Nurse with the 909TH
Forward Surgical Team, Ft Sheridan, IL. Thanks for a great site. Paul D.
Higgins MAJ, AN
Reply: thanks for visiting and sharing your experience with others.
please come back again. i update something everyother day it seems. take
Time: Wed Jun 12 19:39:57 EDT 2002
Brian, I am a WWII veteran who frequently drove Jeeps in wartime. I
could not get anywhere viewing your site as things flashed on and off so
I could not read the text (squadron patches site) so here I am. I know
little about computers, but I couldn't stop the flashing. For about 30
years I owned a 1941 Ford Jeep. During the war those in my outfit preferred
the Ford over the Willys, but Willys were far more plentiful. Always drove
with windshield folded flat. We had wire cutters on all our jeep front
bumpers in the ETO to avoid decapitation from wire strung across the road
by the enemy.
Reply: Hello, Thanks for visiting my website. I enjoyed reading
about your wartime experience with jeeps. :) I am sorry about the flashing.
there is not much if any text to read on the SQ patch site, it is only
the pictures and the name of the SQ. Basically a photo gallery. on the
front page of the SQ's there are fireworks in the back ground, but there
are no fireworks on the pages that have the photos. what browser are you
using and what version? also what is your screen setting? if you go to
the Nav/Help page on my website you will see that the site should be good
for AOL 3/4/5/6/7, netscape (3?) 4,4.5,4.6, and IE 4,5,5.5. also settings
are best when monitor is set to 1064 rather than 800x600. i'd like to troubleshoot
this if you can give me more information. thanks Brian
Name: Ed Schommer
Time: Wed Jun 5 20:29:46 EDT 2002
Hey Brian, Just surfing your site....getting up to date on some of
your stuff and news. Ed
Name: Ronald J.
Time: Tue Jun 4 23:32:22 EDT 2002
hi there, i kust visited webring before.Yeah i do really Old Military
Jeep.Infact i was planning to restore another GPW.Maybe someday you can
help me to find some "parts" that i will needed to the another GPW restoration.Thanks
a lot to your response & your WEBSITE ! ! !! !! REALLY I LOVE YOUR
SITE..... MORE POWER TO ALL JEEPERS............ Ronald J. Angeles City,
Name: Jack Hipp
Time: Sat Jun 1 16:30:38 EDT 2002
One of the finest home pages I have ever visited..
Name: Dean Chrystal Milford NH
Time: Fri May 31 22:43:26 EDT 2002
Great Website Brian I Have Three projects of my own going But I'm at
the early stages just trying to find the time
Time: Tue May 28 03:52:57 EDT 2002
Brian, I skipped around the links on your page below, and found myself
at one of the POW-MIA family sites. They had an archive by state of presently
unaccounted-for servicemen, and to my surprise, I found a man from my hometown
who was KIA and whose remains were never recovered. His name is Donald
Thompson, and thanks to your links, the POW-MIA decal in the back window
of my truck now has an even deeper meaning to me. Thanks, TomD
Name: Dan Herzberger,
Time: Sat May 11 11:35:18 EDT 2002
We have three jeeps in our household but no real military ones. You
site looks great -- it could start one thinking about more toys.
Name: Ed Schommer
Time: Wed May 8 16:10:06 EDT 2002
Brian, I accessed your Drive.to/WWII website today. It looks good and
works well! I like it. I found the "Customer Jeep Photos" and scrolled
through it again. I just sent details on your page, and how to find my
photos to about a dozen friends. Thanks again for taking the pictures and
displaying them on the page. I have many friends ask me about my jeep and
wanting to see pictures. This is a neat way to respond to them. Take care.
Hope your sales/income is on the rise. Ed
Name: Todd Morgan
Time: Fri May 3 08:49:05 EDT 2002
Your page is full of great info for someone just starting the 'restoration
game'. I've got a 1948 Willys CJ2A. I know you're interested in 1941-1945
but you've still got some great stuff. Keep it up......
Time: Thu May 2 02:56:58 EDT 2002
hi,waht a GREAT SITE U HAVE>>>i owm 1942 GPW JEEP in ANGELES CITY,PHILIPPINES......i
started restoring it since JAN.01.It take a lot of patient to restored
this kind of Vehicle.....MORE POWER.......tnx
Name: Jon Mangion
Time: Mon Apr 22 18:46:39 EDT 2002
Hi great site. Looking for a WW2 or any MB to restore. Jon Mangion
Haverhill, MA. 01835
Reply: Hi Jon, you need to leave a email address or phone or street
address so people can contact you. Brian
Name: Milton Craft
Time: Mon Apr 22 17:43:45 EDT 2002
Reply: Glad to be able to relax - well sort of, lots of work to
be done getting jeep parts ready to sell, but at least i am not on the
road 16hours a day, every day. Brian
Name: John Drummond
Time: Sun Apr 21 11:35:14 EDT 2002
Hi Brian, Glad to have you back. Your new web site is great.
Regards to all, John Drummond M.V.P.A. #13080
Reply: Thanks John! Good be be able to play with those green jeep
parts again. :) ahhh the smell of cosmoline...it smells like VICTORY!
Name: Doug (PruneMan) Brown
Time: Mon Apr 15 20:49:42 EDT 2002
An Army does not "RUN" on jeeps alone....PRUNES keep the troops moving
long after the "GAS" "RUNS" out......Go "FIGure"..?
Reply: Doug the Pruneman strikes again LOL
Name: John C. Pineda
Time: Tue Jun 13 22:41:31 EDT 2000
I'm impressed with your website, It's cool!!! I saw some of the
parts i'm looking for... I hope you can add some more MB jeep pictures....
jeep addict, John (slatt grill jeep owner)
Name: doron segal - an israely army jeep
Time: Tue Jun 13 16:17:13 EDT 2000
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Name: Claudette Letendre
Time: Sun Jun 11 16:26:38 EDT 2000
What a great deal of patience you have to restore jeeps...... I've
learned quite a bit here today and thanks for sharing some info with me
I will be passing your site address to someone I know who's had a jeep
in his garage for years and maybe you might be the inspiration he needs.
Have a great day!
Name: "Captain Harley" Bob
Time: Thu May 25 13:18:54 EDT 2000
Hey Troop, this is one hell of'a neat site. I especially like the pictures
of (I guess) you and one of your Jeeps and the 1917a1 (or is it a 1917?)
Browning!! The only way to "Rock n'Roll". Thanks. Capt. Harley
Name: wayne salmi
Time: Tue May 9 16:21:48 EDT 2000
Time: Sun Apr 23 17:47:44 EDT 2000
Wow! What a site. Very interesting and educational for me.
Name: peter fraser australia
Time: Wed Apr 19 23:29:51 EDT 2000
Hi Brian, I'm the one who builds the best jeep fuel tanks available
that Jim Harris from Victoria Australia and David Stafford told you about.
I await your ebay lists! regards Peter Great Page!!!
Name: Henry Dulan
Time: Wed Apr 5 02:51:25 EDT 2000
Hi Brian, Just happened to check on military jeeps and sure nice to
see all the old jeeps and hab been restored. Thanks for showing your picture
and the jeeps to-gether. Look's great. Aloha, Henry
Time: Sun Mar 26 10:48:41 EST 2000
Comments: wow what a nice site!
Name: L. Brett Hall
Time: Mon Mar 20 11:52:43 EST 2000
Brian, I just picked up an old ford ww2 Jeep. I am interested
in restoring it to its original state, the only problem are the parts.
The body is shot to hell, and some old farmer put on a pto wintch. Where
would you suggest I start. The engine was rebuilt by me and a buddy, so
at least that works, also the tranny is not doing to well I will also rebuild
that. Building is simple, parts are what have got me. Any help would be
great. Thanks Brett Hall
Name: Richard Holt
Time: Wed Feb 16 16:12:33 EST 2000
Hey Brian---great web design----works faster than most all sites. cool
Jeep goods. Rick
Reply: it's all about doing your homework. Doing it right,
not just slapping it together. There is a lot of fine tuning that should
Name: Jacco van snippenberg
Time: Sat Feb 5 15:05:31 EST 2000
Verry good!! Nice jeepsite!! Im working on my own now since a week!!
Im trying to make the best of it...want to specialise it on early mb!!
We own one ourselfs! Have a look at my site and give your comment!! (Keep
Them Rolling member) Best regards Jacco
Name: Garry Uhle
Time: Thu Feb 3 01:00:21 EST 2000
Name: Curtis Green
Time: Sun Jan 30 13:57:49 EST 2000
I've been looking for a site like this for awhile. I've posted a note
on your "for sale" area looking for a restoration project in the Houston
area. If you happen to know of anyone in this area that works on these
things or a club or something, please drop me a line!!
Name: Don Crockett
Time: Sun Jan 30 10:41:07 EST 2000
just wanted to say hello and i have enjoyed your page ---------thank
you Don Crockett
Name: Hal Shuler
Time: Sat Jan 29 19:22:32 EST 2000
Drove a Jeep during the Korean "Conflict" and would like someday to
Name: tony t. torres
Time: Wed Jan 26 06:49:10 EST 2000
own an m38 jeep and a m37 truck
Name: Roberta Hanson
Time: Sat Jan 22 22:15:49 EST 2000
My husband is a big WWII collector, specifically AAF and 82AB. He has
been a collector for over 15 years and recently, we purchased a '43 Ford
GPW which we intend to restore. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
We do not have a web page.
Name: Christen Doney
Time: Wed Jan 19 22:50:33 EST 2000
Comments: Great Site!
Name: Arthur&Erwin Harb,
Time: Sun Jan 16 13:03:45 EST 2000
We are glad to see that you are back in the Jeep business. (At least
during summertime) It was nice to meet you again last summer. We hope to
see you one time in Switzerland. Arthur & Erwin
Name: Peter V. Berzins
Time: Mon Jan 3 20:53:58 EST 2000
Looks like you have done a lot of work on your website - looks great!
Over the holidays I have got this notion in my head that I would like to
restore an early model jeep so I have been cruising the internet to find
information. My main hurdle will be picking up something to restore here
in Calgary, Canada. Should make for an intersting search. Enjoyed your
website. Keep up the good work. p.v.b.
Name: Jacco van Snippenberg
Time: Fri Dec 31 15:04:16 EST 1999
Nice site!!!! Got a Early MB myself Can you get Early Muflers?? They
are verry hard to find!! I hope you can help me!! Already thanx !! best
regards And a happy new year!!
Name: LARRY ETHINGTON
Time: Thu Dec 30 02:00:00 EST 1999
Time: Wed Dec 22 02:15:41 EST 1999
Love the pics...kewl Jeeps.
Name: Paolo Batisti
Time: Tue Dec 21 16:35:07 EST 1999
Brian, this site is incredible ! Many compliments !
Name: Jim Frye
Time: Thu Dec 16 21:28:41 EST 1999
I have available a 1941 willys jeep MA. Very good condition.
All original equipment. The shovel and Ax are still attached. Would like
to know value. Could be for sale.
Name: Maryann and Tanya
Time: Sat Nov 13 18:51:06 EST 1999
Wow, Brian, This is a great website! We are so impressed!
Time: Mon Nov 1 14:09:42 EST 1999
Nice site Brian. I have a '45 Willys myself and I am returning to Indiana
next month to start restoration with my father on his '41 Willys. I have
thought several times about creating a web page to show pictures of the
project but I have to get a little smarter on HTML first. Regards, Jeff
Name: ales carman
Time: Fri Oct 22 03:48:56 EDT 1999
it is realy nice home page. I am the ovner of willys jeep year 1944.
Name: George Todoris
Time: Sun Oct 17 10:23:33 EDT 1999
I loged in to day for the first time. As I am thinking to get into
"Military Jeeps" I will come back many times as I find everithing very
Name: ERIC HEDRICKS
Time: Wed Oct 13 02:38:57 EDT 1999
I JUST GOT THIS COMPUTER THING AND WAS GLAD TO FIND SOME GPW STUFF
OUT HERE. I HAVE A 42 AND A 45 AND I WAS WONDERING WERE I WAS GOING TO
FIND SOME OF THE PARTS I NEED TO FINISH THEM. I HAVE ALSO JUST PICKED A
52 GMC XM211 THAT NEEDS SOME WORK. I WAS WONDERING IF YOU MIGHT KNOW SOMEONE
WHO KNOWS ANY THING ABOUT THIS TRUCK? I KNOW PARTS ARE HARD TO FIND AT
LEAST ROUND HERE. ERIC
Name: Bruce McCann
Time: Fri Oct 1 18:32:41 EDT 1999
G'day Brian & fellow enthusiasts, i've got a Ferret & a 3/4
ton weapon carrier i have a friends GPW in my garage for sale (any takers)
i'm in Sydney 0412 927 945 also e-mail if you have any Ferret stuff for
sale. "keep em green to keep you keen"
Name: Brian Niccum
Time: Wed Sep 22 07:14:12 EDT 1999
DEAR BRIAN, YOU SURE HAVE AN EXCELLENT SITE. I AM RESTORING A
1941 FORD JEEP AND SURE CAN USE SOME OF YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE. THANKS,
Name: Craig Olofson
Time: Tue Sep 21 10:17:46 EDT 1999
Cool site! I'm mostly into old willys pickups and wagons (I have a
small sideline business called "Sand Creek Salvage" and have a barn full
of body parts and accessories. However I have recently stumbled upon a
couple old GPW motors with some accessories so I am grabbing them up too!
I'd like to sell the two engines so I posted an add on your site....maybe
I'll get a response????keep on "jeepin"
Name: Charles F. Vance
Time: Thu Sep 16 20:36:21 EDT 1999
Brian, I want to know if there are any jeeps(Military) for sale? I
would like to have one,since I am a Viet-nam veteran (disabled). Charles
Name: Mika from the country of FINLAND
Time: Tue Aug 31 14:56:38 EDT 1999
Hey ! I have this Willys Jeep GPW . Model 1945 . Are there any Gpw
Projects in Scandinavia?
Time: Tue Aug 31 13:26:47 EDT 1999
I'm still not sure how I got here, but I love the cool stuff your page
does!! Did you use Power Point?
Name: GARY HEBDING'S HALF
TRACKS AND PARTS
Time: Tue Aug 10 18:16:07 EDT 1999
VERY IMPRESSIVE WEB SITE AND A GREAT WAY TO SELL YOUR PARTS. ANY BODY
THAT'S THINKING ABOUT ADDING A PIECE OF ARMOR TO THEIR JEEP COLLECTION
CAN CONTACT GARY AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE. RUNNING HALF TRACKS
FOR SALE AND PARTS.
Name: THOMAS PANZIERI
Time: Tue Aug 10 16:26:23 EDT 1999
GREAT SITE .BEING RETIRED ARMY I REALY LOVE THIS PLACE
Name: steven smith
Time: Tue Aug 10 00:27:20 EDT 1999
I stumbled onto your site on my e-bay quest for WWII military equipment.
I must say that your site is wired tight. Graphics are great and items
are very easy to follow. It's kind of fortuitous for me, as I am also insearch
of a Willys from WWII. All sites should be this organized. Keep'em Roll'in,
Name: Herb Tate
Time: Wed Aug 4 11:26:13 EDT 1999
Great page.I need more money so that I can buy more Jeep parts.
Name: Kevin Anderson
Time: Fri Jul 23 00:29:44 EDT 1999
Congratulations. The Anderson's Police Page awards committee has visited
and will be sending your award by email soon. Thanks for coming by and
letting us know about your site. Great job. Keep it up.
Name: Jeremy James
Time: Thu Jul 22 16:16:00 EDT 1999
This is a great up and coming military web site there aren't enough
like it check mine out. I am still very new at making web pages though.
Name: Dwight Rashal
Time: Thu Jul 15 19:31:58 EDT 1999
Enjoyed looking at your website. Have put it on Favorites. Will be
using it a lot. We have done business with you for several years and hope
you keep up the good work. Sorry to say it, but I am considering selling
my GPW that I have restored. Thanks. Dwight Rashal
Name: Harry Wadley
Time: Wed Jul 14 23:14:59 EDT 1999
Name: Michael Wierman
Time: Wed Jul 14 16:29:20 EDT 1999
Hello Brian Terrific web site. I'm restoring a 43 GPW. It's going great.
I'm just taking my time and doing it right. I've learned a lot about these
Jeeps and enjoy surfing around the internet and discovering more. I've
bid on the 3 hole tire bracket, maybe I'll stay the high bidder, who knows.
Anyway, I signed up for the e-mail list, so I'll be in touch. Michael
Time: Mon Jul 12 04:23:34 EDT 1999
Very nice about Jeep. For Jeep'parts you may add more pictures. I can
send you some pictures from Normandy meeting in june. Greetings from France
Name: Milton Craft
Time: Sat Jul 10 19:28:36 EDT 1999
I will be using your service
Name: richard glanville
Time: Sat Jul 10 11:32:49 EDT 1999
great site,love old army jeeps,hard to find in canada
Name: IMPORT AUTO PARTS
Time: Mon Jun 28 21:42:37 EDT 1999
Thanks for signing my guestbook and the visit to my web page. You have
a very nice page keep up the good work.
Time: Thu Jun 10 05:31:13 EDT 1999
Great website, you are like totally cool:)
Name: Brian French
Time: Thu Jul 1 18:29:18 EDT 1999
Hi Everyone. I hope you had fun and maybe even learned something while
you were here. Thanks for signing my book, and I hope to see you back again
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