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Thank you all very much for all your custom and choosing to buy your jeep from me , Every one of you who still have your jeeps, all your jeeps have gained in value substantually over the years, not many hobbies out there that reward you fanantially as well as all the other fun associated.
Wishing you all good health and enjoyment in 2020, Please stay intouch, keep sending in your pictures and If you have any niggles with your jeeps dont hesitate to call me anytime 24/7
I always try to help If you have any problems with your jeep so please dont fret , give me a call straight away If anything goes wrong
Always do my best to help my customers if they have any issues
I never tire of talking jeeps
Hi Robert, Happy New year to you and your family, just a couple of pictures of the jeep you sold me, iam very happy with it and have spent lots of hours getting it ready for showing this year at Rallies, kind regards Andy
I have diversified into buying and selling Willys jeeps. Due to the jeeps simple basic mechanicals my farm workshop is well capable of any work thats needed to renovate a jeep.
5 years ago I decided I would like to own a Willys jeep,. The family farm was one of many farms in this area used as a practice ground in preparation for the WW2 D day landings. I purchased my first jeep in 2014 Thinking how nice it would be to have one here on the farm .
During the war years approx. 600,000 jeeps were built by Willys and Ford, they were expected to last just a few months before they were destroyed in combat. Thousands of these jeeps have survived and are still with us today 76 years on.
Every spare part is available new off the shelf for Willys jeeps due to the demand by military enthusiasts and collectors all over the world who are still today finding and rebuilding these old jeeps.
There is a thriving market for all the parts. The basic, simple design of the jeep makes it an easy car to refurbish, and the small compact size enables one to fit comfortably in a standard garage, the light weight coupled with the powerful 2.2 litre engine makes them real fun cars to drive.
After the war, jeeps were sold off in batches at military auctions, Many of them had been recently reconditioned before storage, they were ideal for farm use due to their off road and towing capabilities. Many were purchased by people living in remote off road locations, and some went to be used as breakdown trucks at garages and service stations.
21,000 jeeps that survived the war in France were Later purchased for the French military together with substantial quantities of spares. By the mid 50s these jeeps were getting tired, an alternative 4wd vehicle was in the pipeline, but after experimenting with building their own version of a jeep the French military decided to start building more Willys jeeps again for their military. Once the tooling was in place This would also enable rebuilding of the existing wartime jeeps they still had.
The French military produced another 28,000 slightly modified but almost identical willys jeeps from mid 50s to 1966 and kept many of them in service until mid 70s. The last of these French military jeeps were sold off in military auctions as recently as 2002.
In 1944 my farm and surrounding farms and villages, were evacuated so the American military could practice for the D day liberation of France. These very fields would have been busy with foot soldiers’ lorries, jeeps and tanks. Empty shell cases and artefacts can still be found today on our farms. What better place to test a surviving wartime jeep’s capability than the very same turf they were tested on before they went to battle.
Jeeps are still being purchased today by classic car collectors and off-road enthusiasts. Their value has risen steadily throughout their existence, making them a rock-solid investment as well as being a lovely vehicle to own and look at, they are enormous fun to drive.
In the years after the war other 4wd vehicles were being designed and manufactured for civilian use with lockable doors, waterproof cabs and heaters, After People had seen what jeeps were capable of, These more civilized 4wds were irresistible and sold in great numbers.
Off road vehicle clubs sprang up all over the world and many military surplus jeeps found their way back onto the rough stuff being tested all over again, Modifications on these little jeeps were easy to do so it was nearly another decade before the Willys jeeps off road ability could be rivalled.
I sometimes offer a jeep for sale in the as found condition straight off the trailer but this is not what people realy want despite what they may say, I usually end up putting it in my workshop and fettling and fixing things then change the price up accordingly and the jeep appeals to a wider audience and sells much quicker.
If you see my price for the same jeep increase after a week or so this would be what has happened.
People often ask me for a cheap jeep needing work but when offered exactly this they rarely actually buy it.
Offering a jeep in as seen condition needing recomissioning
This offers mechanically skilled people with a tight budget a chance to buy a cheap jeep with some repairs to sort out themselves.
If you have a jeep for sale in any condition very good or very poorly with problems or rusty non runner I pay very good prices , instant payment and prompt collection, usually agree a price over the phone after seing a few pictures and discription of the jeep
with very light 240 grit sandpaper take off any gloss from the paint, clean the area of grease or dust with thinners or brake cleaner, Use a paper reusable stencil, hold it down tight to the bonnet with little black disc magnets available from ebay. I use off white, Ivory or cream colour , use silk or vinyl finish, take the sheen off when dry with very fine 240 grit sandpaper. Brilliant gloss white looks a bit too blingy and synthetic to me. If you want to have a star only then mask off the outer ring areas with old blankets.
once dry, removal of any overspray can be done by lightly rubbing with a wet flannel
If its an old original jeep that has patina, weathering down the graphics to look more authentic can be done by sanding away some of the sharp clean lines and a tiny overspaying from a distance with a rusty colour aerosol or a light drift of black waxoil over the newly sprayed areas, a reproduction steering wheel can have the same sandpaper treatment to the rim and spokes , the steel spokes can be hammerred with a needle gun to produce the same patina as the old originals have, a rub down the spokes with some soiled grease from the underside of the jeep will enhance the lok even further and keep any rust away, exactly the same can be done to the glovebox tags, correct rivets should be the steel split rivets, there were no pop rivets in the war so drill them out and get them changed, new instrument can be lightly sanded then overpainted on the glass with dark oak wood stain to take away the sharpness of the white indicator needles, a very light overspray of the edges and seems of your jeep with black waxoil or very dark matt varnish then a light sprincling of dust while the waxoil is stil fresh gives a nice old patina
when refurbishing the metalwork or graphics on an old original patina jeep, its nice to try and weather down the new reproduction parts
If you have purchased a jeep from me you will know I give friendly after sales support 24/7 for as long as you own the jeep.Free impartial advice before you purchase a jeep with no obligation to buy one from me, you can still call me for advice. I love talking jeeps.
comments = Hi Robert, I have been following your web site with great
interest for some time now. I have also seen your vehicles pop up for sale
on other sites and I like what I have seen. I have formed the impression
that you are passionate about the Willys/Ford GPW Jeep and I get the
distinct impression that you care for your customers. I am interested in
sourcing a Willyâ?Ts Jeep with authentic WW2 heritage. The market for such
vehicles in Ireland is tiny so I have little chance of sourcing one at home.
I would prefer a restored vehicle with full canvas and accessories. It would
be an advantage if the vehicle were converted to 12 volts. Being in Ireland
I am a little hamstrung in my ability to travel quickly to secure such a
vehicle before the local market reacts but I would do my best to travel
immediately I am retired so I am not a slave to time, I am now in the
driving seat!! I look forward to hearing from you, I am in no immediate rush
for the right vehicle
summer fun jeep gatherings from various owners prmises around Devon, including a coastal or scenic road run. If you would be interested in taking your jeep on one and would like to be informed when we meet up, email your contact details or call on 01548521278 anytime.
I am always looking for jeeps in all conditions,pre 1965, I pay very good prices dependant on condition and history. I also buy projects, non runners and spare parts.
Selling a vehicle can be a worrying business - timewasters, people offering part payment, and so on.
As a real enthusiast with strong knowledge of all things jeep, I can make you an offer over the phone or return email.
I have my own recovery trailer (I don't use contractors) and offer instant payment and removal. If tyres are flat and wheels seized, this is no problem as I have a low loading recovery trailer with strong winch for careful removal from garage or garden . A price can be discussed and agreed over the telephone before visiting to make sure we are both happy. I can offer a much higher price than the large dealers, as I don't have large overheads or staff to pay!
I am always contactable by telephone or if you prefer email, send me a picture and some details about the jeep . Contact me on reusablematerial(at)btconnect(dot)com or through the website or 01548521278
I love to sell a jeep down here in the south west and will bend over backwards to sell a nice jeep
locally, I am then able to give good after sales help if you encounter any problems with your jeep.
I make sure the jeep buying experience is as enjoyable as possible with a road test around our country lanes in the jeep, 4 post ramp for your inspection, tea and biscuits, never any pressurized sales. Don't mind a bit if you are going on to look at other jeeps after the visit. The whole experience of visiting me to look at a jeep is an enjoyable one.
If you have bought a jeep from me and are 100s of miles away and it goes wrong, I will always help with any problems over the phone and by email. Most of the jeeps I sell have been thoroughly road tested and any little problems have been discovered and rectified before they are re-sold. This usually amounts to overhauling brakes, engine tuning, exhaust, batteries, lighting etc, sometimes a bit of bodywork repair but generally the French jeeps are very good runners and fairly rust free. I am always happy to buy back a jeep previously purchased from me.
I will always be happy to buy back jeeps I have previously supplied no matter what may have happened to them or what condition they are now in. Often able to pay you a complete refund or offer you a profit if you have improved things on it or a year or two has passed since you purchased it from me. Sometimes have a waiting list for jeeps. Please call me if you have a jeep for sale or you are interested in buying one on 01548521278 any time.
I can help with restoring your jeep including ageing down replacement data plates to look nice and original in keeping with an unrestored jeep. Advising on common faults on old jeeps, ww2 and hotchkiss. In my engine problems section I can also give some help with clutch and gearbox problems, noisy clutch bearing tip, gearbox faults, engine fault finding, registering your jeep with dvla v5 etc.
Hi Robert, just wanted to say a big thank you for your help and advise on purchasing this Jeep, Niven is over the moon with it.
Ps Chris and Linet also gave a brilliant service
Paul and Niven
Please look on every page of this site - I have lots of help and advice for jeep owners that many conventional auto-engineers may not know, and I am always happy to give fault-finding advice from my own experience if you are struggling to fix a problem. I will pay good commission for any information leading to a jeep purchase, to find out more give me a call on 01548 521 278.
I am happy to pay you a commission if you know of a jeep privately that is for sale. Please don't hesitate to get in touch, I am eas- going non-pressurising man of my word and have already built a good reliable reputation. Contact tel no is 01548521278
Our farm in Devon was occupied by the American soldiers for the practice for DDay landings. Knowing there were jeeps all around here then, I was very keen to re-instate a jeep on the farm. Buying my first jeep without any knowledge about what to look out for was a disaster! I bought one at a classic car auction after a novice's inspection and then driving 500 mile round trip to collect it. I was faced with a cobbled-together, rusty old jeep which needed a whole winter's hard work to even make it worth what I had initially paid.
I quickly learnt what to look out for when buying a willys or hotchkiss jeep. A website like this would have helped me so much when I was searching for a jeep. As well as my Jeeps for sale and wanted this website also has advice on registering for the first time in the UK, common problems to look out for on old jeeps, how to overcome difficult problems, modifications, Americanising a French jeep, etc. I will be putting lots of helpful tips and fixes on this website as time goes on, bear with me on this and try and excuse the spelling mistakes which will be later corrected by my daughter.
I am always pleased to hear how the jeeps are going, keep me posted. I like to see your pictures
nice original ford GPW 1943, this jeep had its soft supple ww2 springing and the metalwork was all original ww2, very nice patina, It will be admired and cherished in its new home and will be also be used for shows and events, a very good investment that can only go up in value over the years as they always have done
Off on its voyage to new owner in Newton Abbot
Found in France, only needed a bit of fettling
This jeep was sold to an ex-gulf war soldier who had to paint his own landrover this colour on board ship on the way out to Iraq. He has retired now from the army.
This customer was an aircraft inspector, he was impressed by the perfect original condition of this 56 year old jeep
Sold to Steve and Sheila. Steve remembers riding in his father's willys jeep when he was a boy, taking pigs from the farm near Salcombe to Bridgewater cattle market in the jeep trailer. ( You wouldn't see that happening today). It's always nice to sell one locally, I will see this one around. Has since been weathered down to look more original.
Came to see a ww2 jeep needing lots of work. Didn't want a French Hotchkiss at any price. 20 mins after seeing this (hotchkiss jeep in its crate), with Bob and his mate helping, we assembled and drove it off down to the beach for an icecream. By the time we arrived back at the farm they both decided to buy it.
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Nice jeep new ford-style body tub around 10 years ago. Just needed some hoops, a back seat and finishing.
This jeep belonged to a police radio engineer, everything electrical was replaced with new or upgraded with modern alternative.
This one was barn-stored on a large estate down near Paris. Used in France in the war. It had been in the dry barn unused for 25 years, never been welded and in real solid condtion
This one is going to be taken to a couple of local shows this year as a running, driving chassis before the body is reinstated.
It's a great incentive for me when I get nice feedback after a sale. I'm always pleased to hear and see how things are going with your jeep no matter how long ago you purchased it from me.
Just a quick line to let you know the journey from you back to Torquay last week went very smoothly, we called in for fuel at the first garage on the main road and then took it easy all the way back We arrived just as it was getting dimpsy .We have been out for a couple of short trips just to get used to driving a jeep and all is going well.We are all thrilled and I know it will give us hours of pleasure be it on the road or tinkering in the garage. Thank you for all your help and friendly expert advice which made the whole experience a pleasure. I think we forgot to pick up old mot Certs and paperwork so I'll give you a ring when I'm next over your way and call in an pick them up and have a chat and see how your doing.
Best regards Peter
1943 ford gpw, very special original jeep
After 3 weeks in Devon being recommissioned then off to a new home in Birmingham just a few miles away from where it had originally come.
this was a very nice example , super low mileage, almost silent to drive , a very lovely jeep
this one had been berried in hay bales for years to keep the moisture off , beautiful solid rust free condition
Hi Robert yes we got home fine thank you and we are chuffed to bits, we had to take her out for a little run around when we got back thank you for all your help and hopefully we will bump into you at some show somewhere.
Liz and Pep
nice early example
This jeep will be flown to Uganda
Classic Africa Safaris
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