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 Post subject: accessories on jeeps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 13:05 pm 
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I was wondering how many of those accessories we see these days were really on the jeeps during WW2.I'm talking about germans helmets on the bumpers, ammo crates on the front bumper,egg baskets, a .50 and .30 on one jeep,musette bags,bergans,camo netting.... well you know what I mean. I still have to find a wartime picture with all the crap on the jeep. Just wondering about it.Since I have a jeep but without all that stuff on it.I just have the essentials.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 23:11 pm 
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On my yearly visits on the 6th June to Normandy the majority of Jeeps laden down with every conceivable extra and crap , to the extent the passengers are sat on the sides and on top of the crap are French , and always portraying American Airborne . They find the biggest Star's and Stripe and Screaming Eagle flag's, tie them to the aerial and when mobile it bends that far over it must be about 3ft off the road , you forgot the bumper mounted wire cutter , "Ardennes" basket, a basket with the plastic homing pigeon in , crates of dummy wine , crates of period looking coca cola ,and on top of that they have a Radio hidden some where underneath all the crap, the list goes on, I've seen it all in France :lol:,


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 13:03 pm 
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I know what you mean. I just want to see a period photo with only half the crap on it. ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 13:45 pm 
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It depends on what units.....faramir...You look at any Cav Recon Jeep or Recon jeep and it will be burdened down with every piece of useful and "NEEDED" kit ...ammo water fuel and bedding rolls and supplies......"normal" infantry jeeps less so...and airborne jeeps unless theyve just left the glider rarely have anything on them....its one of the biggest faux pas of vehicle owners today...

Cammo nets ..very common....

my pet hate.....the baseball bat and glove...

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How many canvas buckets is too many?

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LeMaitre wrote:
How many canvas buckets is too many?


One :wink:


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As well as the .50 and the .30 you forgot the obligatory Garand, Thompson, Carbine and Baseball Bat, captured german luger, A2 flying jacket, aviator shades and a photo of a 'sweetheart' stuck to the dash.

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Hang on...mines got my "sweetheart" stuck to the dash.....its a pic of my late mother taken in 1944 when she was 15....thats why my Jeeps called "CONNIE"...so dont go down that route.....theres PLENTY of evidence that that happened.

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Don't forget the totally useless length of rope somewhere on the front.

I've decided to do a p*** take next season and ponce my bike up in the same vein. Should be a laugh :-)


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I do sometimes go to some events and feel my dodge is a little naked wight all the crap ;-)


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I thought I'd put a cricket bat and ball on mine - obviously an epic fail.

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Bill Smythe wrote:
Don't forget the totally useless length of rope somewhere on the front.

I've decided to do a p*** take next season and ponce my bike up in the same vein. Should be a laugh :-)



Sometimes that useless length of rope is actually really useful! Had to tow a another jeep and that was all we had and it worked well so a length of rope wrapped around the front bumper is sometimes a good idea!

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Bill Smythe wrote:
Don't forget the totally useless length of rope somewhere on the front.

I've decided to do a p*** take next season and ponce my bike up in the same vein. Should be a laugh :-)


I assume you don't own a ww2 vehicle? I've used that length of rope on numerous occasions. The reason it is on the front is because one end is permanently attached to the front towing eye, so when you break down you can just unwind the end and attach it to another vehicle. It's precious seconds saved and space inside the vehicle also saved.


I do agree though, it doesn't take a lot to be too much.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 20:47 pm 
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Incidentally, I don't know too much about jeeps as I do British and know British vehicles, but we had regs on the vehicle loads. Some of it went out of the window (for instance, it was against regs that Brits draped a Camo met over the canvas body of their trucks, but that happened all the time), but packs and such would be hung on the outside as it meant more people could be carried inside.

Also, Brit jeeps (non airborne) seem to almost always have the canvas roof on and the windscreen up.

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That's interessting stuff Jummy. didn't know about that,where did you get this from.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 17:33 pm 
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I've got friends who have been doing British vehicles since the 70's and they've got loads of documentation. There's even a reg that defines how the ropes on vehicles should be knotted. Gold love the Brits. Haha.

Unfortunately none of them use the Internet.

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