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Delivery day for West Vancouver, BC.
Their new 1947 Willys Fire Truck.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 19Cargo42 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2020 at 7:55pm
Is that the same jeep you posted a photo of in the other thread?

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 Cool documentation.

 

You would think for $6,283 ($66, 843.30 in today’s dollar) you would at least get a front license plate holder. Look at that thing, a couple windshield straps.

 

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Yes it is!  Only it is only 73 years older in the color picture.  Lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fire Jeep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2020 at 8:10pm
If you look closely at it, it is a Dealer plate. West Vancouver would have registered it after this picture was taken. They would have taken the plate and expensive straps back to the dealership.
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Clearly the fire department's apparatus maintenance guys weren't consulted with the placement of that siren/light unit on the hood. It totally negates the ability to tilt the Willys hood far back to work on the engine.
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Originally posted by Steelyard Blues Steelyard Blues wrote:

Saw these posted in a story about the evolution of the Jeep. Didn't see them here on the site:
 
 


On the far left Charles Sorenson and far right Ward Canaday. Charles Sorenson was production chief with Ford  until March 1944 when he became President of Willys Overland. Ward Canaday was his predecessor.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LuzonRed47 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2020 at 11:57am
How Willys execs let that 2A be photographed without its headlamp rings has always baffled me about that image. Old "Cast-Iron Charley" Sorenson and Canaday weren't on their game that day. Ford would have never allowed a new vehicle to be photographed in plant (even during WWII) with visible parts missing.
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That is incorrect.  The hood tilts back just fine.  Full engine compartment access.

The only issue, which isn't really an issue, is the windshield can't be dropped forward onto the hood.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LuzonRed47 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2020 at 12:17pm
Is the siren/light unit mounted on the cowl, rather than on the hood?
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This picture should show you.......When we tilt the hood we put a pad down so the siren doesn't dent the sheet metal.

I have a full view picture of our Willys fire truck in the Jeep Photos and Stories Forum under the Fire Jeep stream.

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Fire Jeep: thanks for sharing the profile shot--wow, that siren tucks right into the space above the cowl when the hood is raised! Beautiful restoration of an historic and untypical 2A.
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Grace Kelly, raising money for a local charity.  Parked in front of her family home on Henry Street in Manayunk Philadelphia.  Maybe hardcore 2A spotters could give a guess on the year.  Light color, but dark painted under the fenders?  Also has a step... 

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Looks like a CJ3A to me.
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49 to 51 my guess
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Originally posted by combat combat wrote:

49 to 51 my guess

She looks much younger than that. Oh, the Jeep...
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Does that 45 CJ2A10001 not have windshield bow bracket washers?? No Willys either!
I think it's a WWll windshield frame


Edited by Oakes - 13 Aug. 2020 at 2:13pm
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES, THEY ARE NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY STILL BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN YOU PUSH THEM DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS
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