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Heedless Horseman11 Jan 2022 3:05 a.m. PST

Just a thought for larger scale modellers. Have just seen great pic of how Jeeps were packed in crates for assembly.
Might make a nice project for someone?
Will try to post link …not sure whether it will work, tho'… and an FB link.


Well link seeems to work,anyway!

Personal logo ArmymenRGreat Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2022 5:04 a.m. PST

Very neat!

skipper John11 Jan 2022 6:08 a.m. PST

Well… I got lost there for almost an hour!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2022 7:18 a.m. PST

Silly me thought they were shipped assembled and ready to go.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2022 8:10 a.m. PST

I remember when I was a kid, there were always ads in the back of Popular Mechanics for Jeep's that had been packed but never shipped. Really cheap, you just had to put it together. Kind of like buying a car from IKEA.

Legion 411 Jan 2022 9:56 a.m. PST

I have heard the same. Most were shipped in the crates. My friend told me when he was a kid. A neighbor bought a surplus one as Mserafin mentioned. And he watched how the Cosmolin was removed/cleaned off many of the parts, etc. And it was assembled like a model car kit.

Stryderg11 Jan 2022 1:49 p.m. PST

I recently watched something on youtube that said most vehicles were shipped from the US in crates to be assembled in Europe. They figured out that a crated up jeep took up less room in the cargo hold than a fully assembled one, so they could ship more each run.

Stryderg11 Jan 2022 1:55 p.m. PST

Man! I almost got lost scrolling through the other pictures found on that site.

Zephyr111 Jan 2022 8:39 p.m. PST

There's probably a few still around, sitting in crates, in some US gov't warehouse… ;-)

AussieAndy12 Jan 2022 11:16 a.m. PST

I can remember reading about how some folk made fortunes after WW2 by helping themselves to the vast quantities of US supplies still in crates that were abandoned on various Pacific Islands.

Legion 412 Jan 2022 1:20 p.m. PST

Amazing how much the USA left behind … even today …

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