War surplus paperwork for Jeep

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by 70th Division » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:30 pm

Hello,

Not a bad purchase, even though expensive for sure, as this jeep was sold new in a CRATE , direct from the US Army base that it was picked up on.
I am amazed that with these documents we have 100% , solid, written proof, on a US Government document, that jeeps were indeed
sold in crates, as brand new jeeps, un- assembled, aka some assembly required to surplus buyers after WW2 here in the USA !!!

Awesome discovery indeed !!


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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by alicec24 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:21 am

70th Division wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:26 am
Hello,

WOW !!

Now this is Proof Positive , that after all the speculations, and assumptions, over the years, one way or the other, and through the sands of time, ....... that .........

JEEPS were indeed offered and sold in Crates/ Boxes, in disassembled and new condition, by the US Army here in the USA !!!

I have heard this over many years, by several people who reported this assurances obsèques, but this is just a rare and highly interesting set of
documents.

I imagine that these documents are about as rare as the Bantams, and 1941 Ford GP's on the list.

Great work, thanks for sharing with the Jeep World !!!!

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A very nice collection. In addition, the paper is well preserved. You were lucky to have found this statement.

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by dclakerat » Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:23 pm

I sure enjoyed just looking at the paperwork.Thanks for sharing

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by bowman » Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:21 pm

Excellent read, thanks for sharing. Makes me drool......

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by Billl » Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:46 pm

Huge help. Thanks.
There are a couple of letters truncated, left edge, of page 2. Can you tell me what they are?
Thanks again.

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by Billl » Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:57 pm

Not such a great deal? Oh, I dunno. New vehicles (few vehicles) were available for civilians in 1945. There
was a huge hunger for them. And people had been in a "no spend" mode for four years.
And if this was 3 or four months pay, compare that to today. The average new car costs around
$48k. That might be 8 or ten months pay for an average Joe or Jane. Just saying...

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by W. Winget » Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:47 pm

Nice find, thanks for the post.
Notice NONE of these in or out of Crates went for $50, at least at that time. So if a Surplus dealer did buy a load of them, they would be taking a great loss at $50.
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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by Billl » Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:58 pm

Anyone know Stretch44875? He's been off for more than a year and I'd like to chat with him, if possible.

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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by YLG80 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:24 pm

Billl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:58 pm
Anyone know Stretch44875? He's been off for more than a year and I'd like to chat with him, if possible.
Hello Bill,
I’m afraid that David passed in 2021.
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/ti ... d=31227443
I have found that information after searching using his email address as a key.
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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by YLG80 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:40 pm

Billl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:58 pm
Anyone know Stretch44875? He's been off for more than a year and I'd like to chat with him, if possible.
Hello Bill,
I’m afraid that David passed in 2021.
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/ti ... d=31227443
I have found that information after searching using his email address as a key.
Yves
Ford GPW 1943 - Louisville - DoD 12-7-43
serial 164794
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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:33 am

My father was discharged from the USMC in November 1945 , Private first class at $54/month with a 5 cent allowance to get home forty one miles away... $2.05.

I don't believe he was offered a chance to purchase a jeep under this program.
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Re: War surplus paperwork for Jeep

Post by YLG80 » Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:30 pm

Mark Tombleson wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:33 am
My father was discharged from the USMC in November 1945 , Private first class at $54/month with a 5 cent allowance to get home forty one miles away... $2.05.

I don't believe he was offered a chance to purchase a jeep under this program.
Hi Mark,
It was advertised in the major newspapers like here below.
Message_to-veterans_Scarsdale-NY_1946-small.jpg
War-Assets-Admin-SF-Bay-Area-5-17-46_Page_01.jpg
But there were most likely not enough jeeps for everyone :wink:

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