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    Posted: 02 Apr. 2020 at 4:08pm
I thought this might be worth posting in order to lighten the mood a bit during these difficult times.

For most of my life I have been a WILLYS JEEP enthusiast.
This photo is poof of that.

Me in my 1st JEEP


My folks were generous enough to purchase my 1st JEEP for me back in the early 60s. This was when I was a young pup around 4 or 5. I was hooked I fell in love with JEEPs. My grandparents lived next door and I would proudly "PEDAL" my Hamilton Air Force JEEP next door to visit them every day. Of course, I would park it prominently in their driveway for MSO (Maximum Show Off) & that was not appreciated when grandpa came home from work & I had hogged his parking spot! He was still glad to see it there because we were buds. In the late 60s my Hamilton Jeep was passed on to my nephews who lived directly behind my folks home. I was never pleased that my mom gave it away but I did enjoy seeing the young fellows having a ball with my old "Hamilton" JEEP. As time passed the Jeep sat out and deteriorated which was tough to watch but life goes on.
Fortunately, a short while back a good friend of mine had purchased an almost identical Hamilton Pedal JEEP to mine. We struck a deal for me to be the caretaker of that wonderful bit of my history. As soon as this virus thing is over I will take possession of my 2nd little Hamilton Air Force Pedal JEEP.
This is the only JEEP my wife was glad I had purchased! In fact she was thoughtful enough to take the old photo and pair it with another recent one as a gift for me on Valentines day a few years back. She is the best!

My 1st JEEP & my Luzon Red 48, fifty years later!



Well here is the little JEEP my wife was glad I just got!






Thanks again to my buddy that made this happen! I will certainly cherish this for the rest of my days!


Edited by 3-48s - 03 Apr. 2020 at 12:01am
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Great story...Thank you so much!
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Very cool. Need another pic of you in your Jeep taken from same perspective as pedal car pic. Ball cap, etc.  Lol.  Great story with pics. Thanks for sharing the memories
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Originally posted by Michaeltru Michaeltru wrote:

Very cool. Need another pic of you in your Jeep taken from same perspective as pedal car pic. Ball cap, etc.  Lol.  Great story with pics. Thanks for sharing the memories


My wife used what she had in order to surprise me for Valentines Day, I got the ball cap, it is just backwards, however we will work on that photo soon!

Edited by 3-48s - 02 Apr. 2020 at 5:14pm
1948 CJ2A #176528 "Elmer"
1948 CJ2A #155970 "Gray Mule"
1948 CJ2A #155365 "Old Yeller" (GONE)
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That is so cool.
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That's a nice original.....please tell us you are gonna leave it in 'played with' condition.

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Hey, at least it is a flatfender!!!
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Definitely a great present
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Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

That's a nice original.....please tell us you are gonna leave it in 'played with' condition.



IMHO Patina Rocks!
So yes it will remain as is in 'played with' condition.

The only things I wish to do to make is as close to my 1st Hamilton Air Force JEEP as I can, is to is to get a good set of original NDTs, an original rear bumper and add the "used" original hood ornament I found on Ebay while looking for the NDTs & rear bumper.


Edited by 3-48s - 03 Apr. 2020 at 12:03am
1948 CJ2A #176528 "Elmer"
1948 CJ2A #155970 "Gray Mule"
1948 CJ2A #155365 "Old Yeller" (GONE)
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Thanks for sharing.

This is a GREAT story,  and cool photos.
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Let's see a photo of you in that little Air Force flat-fender today!
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Originally posted by LuzonRed47 LuzonRed47 wrote:

Let's see a photo of you in that little Air Force flat-fender today!

I was trying to imagine that also.  LOL
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Originally posted by LuzonRed47 LuzonRed47 wrote:

Let's see a photo of you in that little Air Force flat-fender today!


OMG -at 6'plus 1" I have a hard enough time getting into the full size 2A JEEPs
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So now you need a matching full size Air Force flatty so you can park the two next to each other. 
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Well the pedal JEEP Gods smiled on me and I was fortunate enough to find some original HAMILTON Steel Products NDT tires for my Air Force Pedal JEEP.



Now I just need some original hub covers and an original rear bumper & he's all set for garage display!
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WOW! That's amazing! I can imagine finding something like this is NOT easy! Are you going to pinstripe those wheels? LOLWink
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Originally posted by ggordon49 ggordon49 wrote:

WOW! That's amazing! I can imagine finding something like this is NOT easy! Are you going to pinstripe those wheels? LOLWink


I was hopping maybe you were!LOL
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