1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

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1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by fernando mendes » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:31 pm

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9547/b ... yjeep1.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3919 ... yjeep2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :D
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Rare 1940-Budd Pygmy Jeep.

Post by fernando mendes » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:27 pm

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9547/buddpygmyjeep1.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3919/b ... yjeep2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :D
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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by DavidA » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:51 pm

Thanks Fernando. Just so you know, those may have been taken at the 2005 Beltring meet in the U.K. and then the jeep was totally restored and shown again at Beltring in 2007 (?).

"Buddy" as it is known is totally restored now and there are pictures on the Gee. Here is one from another thread.

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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by fernando mendes » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:48 am

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/81 ... antam.jpg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
DavidA,I think BANTAM is the Nº1 Jeep.Ford PYGMY is Nº3 Jeep,no? :?
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Re: Rare 1940-Budd Pygmy Jeep.

Post by jag » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:01 am

Interesting pics. I thought there was only one of these made. Is this the Budd that Fred Smith of the UK has restored?

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Re: Rare 1940-Budd Pygmy Jeep.

Post by fernando mendes » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:12 am

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40 ... m375j.jpg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This drawning shows all the sequence numbered and explained of the american Jeeps,since BANTAM(Nº1) until Hummer.
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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by DavidA » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:39 am

Fernando,

The Pygmy was the No. 1 for Ford but No. 2 (by manufacturer) in the line of 1/4 tons I believe.
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Re: Rare 1940-Budd Pygmy Jeep.

Post by fernando mendes » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:37 am

fernando mendes wrote:http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40 ... m375j.jpg/
This drawning shows all the sequence numbered and explained of the american Jeeps,since BANTAM(Nº1) until Hummer.
1.Bantam 1st pilot model(*)
2.Bantam pre-production model(*)
3.Ford pilot model "Pygmy"
4.Willys pilot model "Quad"(*)
5.Bantam BRC 40
6.Ford GP
7.Willys MA
8.Willys MB(early model)
9.Ford GPA
10.Willys MB/Ford GPW.
(*)-Ellipsoidal hood. :D
Jeep Willys MB DoD dec,16 1942 s/n:196275
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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by AVG » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:49 pm

Pretty neat! :D
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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by jag » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:15 am

Speaking of Fred's collection, I would love to go for a spin in the 6x6 Tug and the half-track. An amazing collection!

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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by Alex Schmidt » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:48 am

DavidA wrote:Thanks Fernando. Just so you know, those may have been taken at the 2005 Beltring meet in the U.K. and then the jeep was totally restored and shown again at Beltring in 2007 (?).

"Buddy" as it is known is totally restored now and there are pictures on the Gee. Here is one from another thread.

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And thats me behind the wheel!!

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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by DavidA » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:42 am

Hey Lex...long time no see. Was that photo 2007 or 2008? Now that I think about it, I think I am thinking 2008. Frank Berg (holding hat) is in that photo too.

Anyhow, Buddy wouldn't start and had to be towed into the show area. Hee hee...what the heck, for the second oldest (?) jeep in existence I think he was entitled to a day off.
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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by Alex Schmidt » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:02 am

Hi David, yes, don't do much with jeeps anymore, but still have my GP! Jae Hain-Matson is also in the picture, 2008 don't know, my diary says 2006 Beltring, with Budd in Arena, (don't know restored or not, was there both times!) how time flies!!

The reason for the Budd not starting, was a short, and burned out (brand new from the US) wiring harness!!

This was the year before, a lot of GPers there!!

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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by DavidA » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:11 am

Wow...quick restore. It was 2006 then. So Mr. Smith restored "Buddy" between 2005 Beltring and 2006 Beltring. Pretty quick for a very rare prototype jeep.
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Re: 1940-Rare Budd Pygmy Jeep

Post by Alex Schmidt » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:22 am

Yes, quick, but when you have the time, and the funds, and the drive, it's very possible!! and I located many very hard to find parts, and Jim Gilmore supplied the original pictures, so we knew what we were looking for......

One dilemma was how to restore it, as the Budd was later modified by the military or Ford, cannot remember offhand, but it was decided to restore how it was firsr built, and exept for the tyres, I would say it's very good!!

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1940 Matchless G3
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