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Post by maeserik » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:54 am

A friend in our club ( he knows nothing about computers and internet )want to build or modify an existing jeep into an WWII Willys armored jeep, used in the Ardennes belgium 1944. He needs pictures to complete his plans. Has someone pictures or weblinks about this jeeps ? There is still a replica in the museum in the Ardennes, but this jeep misses the special logo's. That time they need small armored vehicles, because the tanks where to big to move through the forrest. A jeep was used to start with, the windsheeld was removed and replaced by a iron plate with two sidewalls. There was also an iron plate befor the frontgrille.

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Post by maeserik » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:50 am

this an example :
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Post by lightningdivision » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:12 am

Hey Erik,

The armored jeep in the museum of La Gleize was built by a good friend of mine.I think he even had original plans from WWII.They did'nt used wood or cheap stuff.only real armor plates and it looks great.
Seen many "armored"jeeps but non of them had real iron plates.Also maybe not a good idea with those crazy gasprices :cry:
If You want the guys email,PM me.
The pictured jeep is one from the 82nd AB recon guys during the battle of the bulge.
Good luck with the jeep.
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Post by maeserik » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:30 am

send you an email, thanks
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Post by Gdcast » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:56 pm

Maeserik, Don’t forget to post some pics about this project, I’m sure is going to be very interesting to see…
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Post by 42GPW » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:12 pm

Im in the middle of building an armored jeep. If you have any plans or drawings id like to see them. Especially pictures.
Send them straight to this email address. Thanks.

matt_roberson89@yahoo.com


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Post by Goranwc51 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:49 pm

I'm sure everyone reading this would be interested in these plans. Especially if they are WW2 vintage plans.

I for one would like to know:

goran_noren (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Re: info about WWII Willys armored jeep

Post by eod1 » Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:39 pm

Just read your post. I myself am in the middle of building a amoured plate windshield jeep. I'm having issues finding info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: info about WWII Willys armored jeep

Post by 42GPW » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:26 am

Well that was about 10 years ago that that jeep was built. The only thing I have now is a couple of photos. I did not use the windshield I had my own fabricated. If you PM me an email or a cell I can text some photos I can do that for you. Just PM me don't put it on this post.
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