Hoisting an Entire Jeep

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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by YLG80 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:35 am

Invasion of Iwo Jima, Jeep lowered from the USS Rutland to an LCVP
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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by horrocks » Sun May 12, 2019 4:39 am

Marvellous, I do now recall reading about her in the past. A shame she's not coming to Normandy this year.
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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by northcoastsailor » Wed May 15, 2019 9:10 am

Some photos of the 43' GPW in question. I don't know much (any) history on the Jeep.

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Plan is to do an oil change, change the transmission and T-Case Oil, change the Diff oil and inspect the gears, Replace the hardened radiator hoses, charge the battery, and drain and refill the gas tank. It was last registered in 05', so I assume it hasn't ran since then. Anything else I'm missing that I should do?

Maybe I'll paint those bumperettes to look a little more authentic.
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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 am

Ah...found the pic I wanted!

Here they used cargo nets for and aft and a frame to support them...
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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed May 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Now thats a lot kinder to the jeep, no scratches (hopefully). :D Thanks for posing Chuck.


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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by northcoastsailor » Wed May 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Thanks for the photo. That does look kindler.

Story I heard was this Jeep was requisitioned from the Army by a Navy crew through less than official channels. Whether true or not, it makes for a good sea story which tend to distort reality a tad.
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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu May 16, 2019 11:55 am

Not all "sea stories" are just that...some are true, sort of...

If you look hard and long, you will find anything from destroyers to cruisers to battleships and carriers managed to obtain a jeep for use when in port. The beauty of the Navy "midnight acquisition program" is that all these ships had plenty of different shades of GREY paint aboard and it would not take too long after a jeep was hoisted aboard to change colors and by then, the ship had sailed anyway.

If you needed or wanted jeep, it did not seem to difficult to "procure" one from "Midnight Auto Supply"...you just need to try real hard like these guys are doing with one balanced in a lifeboat and being towed by another boat.
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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu May 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Thats really interesting Chuck, The Navy borrows a jeep, re-paints it, and claim its theirs, never knew about this, thanks for that post.

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Re: Hoisting an Entire Jeep

Post by sjalbert » Thu May 16, 2019 1:35 pm

Where do think the writers for M*A*S*H got the idea?
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