Quarter Ton Vehicles
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Mark & Michelle Copeland at their wedding reception in front of the 4th Fighter Group Restaurant, adjacent to the Orlando Executive Airport. They are standing next to a Willys MB. Photo taken on 16 January 1999 (2.5 years before the couple came down with an incurable case of OD Fever). Little did they know on their wedding day that the Fever would soon strike them!
Ken Cosgrove's 1942 GPW
Michael Roberts' 1942 Cushman Airborne Scooter
Mark & Michelle Copeland's 1972 AM General M151A2
Jim Gill has a unique jeep that many people aren't familiar with. It's called a CJ-V35/U. Only 1000 were ever made in 1950. The NAVY contracted with Willys to produce them as strictly Communications/Radio jeeps. Only about 34 of them are known to exist today. Notice the front headlight bezels. They are unique to the V-35. Also unique are the claw hooks on the front frame. Jim has two of them, both in very poor condition. He hopes to make one decent restoration out of these two. For more information on the CJ-V35/U, click Here.
In July of 1999 Jim Gill, MVPA Member #18992, uncovered his 1951 M-38 in the town of Beverly, West Virginia. His lack of knowledge about early military jeeps and the restoration process was an asset to him. Had he known what he was getting into, he may not have undertaken the project. Jim has no regrets however, because the project is coming along very well. With the recent help of fellow FLMVPA member Emmett Thompson and neighbors Scott Walker and Mike Stoessel, Jim figures he is about 2/3 finished with a total frame off restoration. It won't be long and he'll have the totally rebuilt engine running, then he can start on all the body work.
Bill & Rita Lammers' M38
Joe & Carol Scoglio's M422 Mighty Mite (during restoration). The first row depicts the vehicle in restoration. The engine and frame are now complete; the aluminum body awaits restoration.
Bob & Jo Weeks' 1962 Ford M151