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    Posted: 05 June 2019 at 6:50pm
Not sure if anyone is familiar with this July 16, 1945 newsreel, but I have not seen it before. Fast forward to about 1/3 the way through. Love the shot of Sorenson driving one off the line.


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Edited by Bill Norris - 05 June 2019 at 6:53pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lowenuf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2019 at 8:41pm
My opinion of the vid is that at least the last few frames are during the July 18,1945 gala, pay close attention to the people in the back og a truck, and sitting in a car watching the corn shelling operation as the loaded jeep drives by..
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I've seen parts, but I don't recall seeing the whole film. $190 for a copy...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RICKG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2019 at 1:16am
Originally posted by Joe Friday Joe Friday wrote:

I've seen parts, but I don't recall seeing the whole film. $190 for a copy...
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Thanks for posting Bill.
Very cool! even without popcorn
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The one at 3:05ish has an MB front and no tub drains(?) but a side mounted spare and a tailgate? 
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Originally posted by mbullism mbullism wrote:

The one at 3:05ish has an MB front and no tub drains(?) but a side mounted spare and a tailgate? 

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Yeah, Mbullism lives about 10 miles from where both CJ2A-10011 and 10012 were found...
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Bill:

I've been out of town for 5 days.  Thanks for posting this fabulous 1945 Postwar Civilian Jeep newsreel.  I haven't seen it before.  It seems they only had 3 CJ-2A jeeps ready to drive down the ramp and out of the factory door that day, and the paint guns had all been filled with Harvest Tan paint. :)  The only Pasture Green jeep I noticed was the sole CJ-2; all the others are CJ-2As with the higher front seats.  Great find, thanks again for posting it.

Keith, I imagine one of the first truckloads of brand new civilian jeeps was delivered to Willys' New England distributor, hence the few very low s/n CJ-2As found in that area.  The factory didn't bog down on those deliveries.  Wink


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