Last Call- Off to War? Edition

Jeeps

I don’t know why, but I find this picture of Military Jeeps stacked on a civilian transport to be extremely compelling. It was provided without explanation on the Big Mack Trucks forums by forum member 41Chevy. It’s hard to say whether these are heading out for active duty, or are returning home, perhaps to be turned over to civilian hands, or be scrapped. Either way, I don’t think I’ve seen Jeeps on a transport like this before. And yes, I’m easily amused.

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Image source: BigMackTruck forums

 

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16 responses to “Last Call- Off to War? Edition”

  1. longrooffan Avatar

    COE and original MJs for the win.

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      I thought you might like that.

  2. lilpoindexter Avatar

    Yeah, I like the truck best.

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Ditto. I want to know more about the tractor -trailer.

      1. ptschett Avatar

        FWIW I'm pretty sure it says "DODGE" between the chrome stripes adjacent to the upper part of the grille opening, below the big "D" and above the headlight.
        For verification: this batch of photos on Flickr

        1. Dieseldude Avatar

          I reckon that big "D" is a fuel ration card.

  3. rustylink Avatar

    No stars or markings..hazard a guess, they are going out from the factory on to a ship.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      I hadn't considered the markings, but did notice the Jeep tires and wheels to be too glossy to have already been in service, and the fenderwells look clean enough to eat off of.

  4. dukeisduke Avatar

    If you could see a high-res version, you could read the year on the license plates on the truck, to see if this is during or after the war. Who put the markings on the Jeeps? Was this done in the factories, or at a military depot?

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    This link gives instructions for markings, so I assume they were painted at depots or by units, since Willys or Ford wouldn't know their ultimate destination.

  6. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Y'all can have those Jeeps, But I'll be needing y'all to back away slowly from that truck, where I can see your hands. Me and that baby, we got needs.

  7. ptschett Avatar

    So the Ojibwe Forest Rally is back on the Rally America national schedule, it's being held the weekend after this, and the super special stage is at Buffalo River Raceway Park which is 20.0 miles from where I sit.
    I just might have to head out that way…

  8. jjd241 Avatar

    The carrier is the coolest! Here is my latest street find… [youtube i7aff6DMH8k&feature=em-upload_owner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7aff6DMH8k&feature=em-upload_owner youtube]

  9. COEJOE Avatar

    It looks like a "46 Dodge COE….I posted mine and sold it on Marketplace.

  10. marmer01 Avatar

    Yep, prewar Dodge COE, and the jeeps are way too new-looking to be surplus.

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