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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Children's books are propagating ignorance!

Found this in my son's book. Tell me that's not a series in the pictures and not a damn jeep!
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That's a Series... And looks to be RHD.

There are a lot of countries that no mater what you have, they will call it a Jeep.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 07:35 AM
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That's a Series... And looks to be RHD.

There are a lot of countries that no mater what you have, they will call it a Jeep.
Yup, sometimes even in the UK
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Old March 5th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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Can you hand me a Kleenex?

Here's a xerox of that report.

As heard in the southeast, I'll have a coke. What flavor? Orange.

Some brands just define the genre. Call it being first to market and/or good marketing.

Truth be told, Jeep inspired the development of Land Rover. It just is what it is.
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Some brands just define the genre. Call it being first to market and/or good marketing.

Truth be told, Jeep inspired the development of Land Rover. It just is what it is.
Are you sure about that? I'm going to have to Google that.
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Most definitely Jeep inspired rover development. The first prototypes were built on Jeep frames. The UK needed something to export and FAST!
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Are you sure about that? I'm going to have to Google that.
Yep, I'm afraid he is right. The good thing is most Jeep owners have no clue.
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The first LR was a jeep. The two brothers that started LR, brought a jeep home from WW2. I think they put the steering wheel in the middle.
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It was a modification (improvement) of a jeep built on a jeep chassis. A hybrid, but it wasn't a jeep.

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The first LR was a jeep. The two brothers that started LR, brought a jeep home from WW2. I think they put the steering wheel in the middle.
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Pedro, look closer my friend - the steering wheel is in the middle. That's the first ever LR... the center steer prototype!

I don't think they ever located the whereabouts of that have they? They always seem to use "HUEY" as a PR vehicle but no mention of the center steer anymore.
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It was originally built mostly out of parts (mostly Jeep) because he needed a farm vehicle and he realized its potential once he made it. Ex-WWII Jeeps where around but most where in bad condition and when he wore out the one(s?) he had he made something to replace it.

The bodies are aluminum based also because at that time steel was in short supply and rationed but old plane skins weren't so they skinned the trucks with recycled aluminum alloy as it was cheap and plentiful.

Canít remember why it was center steer but I think it had something to do with its farm applications. Easer to plough from the center or something like that.
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