MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by rondo » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:17 am

I remember when I saw my first ww2 jeep. Was attending a military school at Ft. Bliss TX in 1995. this jeep was in nearby New Mexico, restored, with a M1919A4 and about 9000000 rounds of ammo attached to it. I was in love!!
My first jeep ride was when I was stationed in Germany in 1998; this gal was selling her 95 Jeep YJ. I took it for a drive with the top down. That was the second time I've ever been in love :lol:

still have that jeep. it was stock then. looks like this now
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:35 pm

70 years makes a difference, I never noticed how cold a Jeep ride was when I was a tyke.
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE HAS LASTED FOREVER

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:52 pm

And I feel just as excited today when I get out my MB or M-38A1 as I did when I was given my first MB, WC, CCKW and CJ-2A ride 70+ years ago.
Not many youngsters get their first ride in a brand new 1945 Jeep driven by a WWII Ranger who just a few months before was leading patrols into Belgium.
WWII MV's and old Jeeps are a "good for what ails ya" hobby. I met my wife while I was driving a Jeep. She had her hair in a pony tail , was wearing shorts and was washing her car. I got brave, stopped my M38A1, said "Hi" and offered her a Jeep ride which has lasted 47 tears. Today is our 47th Wedding Anniversary. :)
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by 199th MP » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:46 am

nice to see you back joel.

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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by Michael O. » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:55 am

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mrs!
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by Mark 1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:59 am

Nice story, who would not want to stop and ask a pretty girl in shorts and pony tale for a ride :)

Happy anniversary.
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:09 pm

The first CJ Parts man in our area was a gentleman named Ripley. Rip was also a WWII Army Air Force veteran was a sheet Metal Repairman who was proud of having done repairs to "Memphis Belle".
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by Ben Dover » Mon May 21, 2018 7:00 am

Every time I drive my MB or M-38A1, I feel like I am still on that first JEEP ride 73 years ago. The excitement never goes away. Isn't that what a hobby is all about? :wink:
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Re: MY FIRST JEEP RIDE

Post by Mark Jesic » Mon May 21, 2018 1:31 pm

Absolutely Ben, i took mine to a show yesterday, and still got the "BUZZ", Oh and a suntan.

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