Building a WWII Jeep

Finding, Restoring, and Rebuilding a Wartime Legend

Sean Dunnage

Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
220 color & black and white illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526755506

Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 272
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Step by step illustration of how to restore and rebuild a genuine WW2 Jeep.

The Jeep as we know it from WW2 news reels, big screen movies and television shows such as M.A.S.H. or The Rat Patrol was the result of the US War Department's requirement for a light command-reconnaissance car to meet the US Army’s needs under the threat of a looming European war. After only a few weeks of development the Jeep would end up in all of the Allied armies of the world courtesy of Bantam, Willys and Ford. Many of the Jeeps built during the war would go on to serve for over 60 years in various parts of the world in both military and civilian use.

This book is a basic guide to building a WW2 Jeep using restored, rebuilt and modern reproduction parts for those who have never done it before, just as I hadn't either. You'll find a clear step by step process used to build a truly historical vehicle. Combined with the other books and websites that will be noted in this volume as well as some basic auto mechanical knowledge on your part you should be able to have your own piece of Jeep history rolling in no time.

About The Author

Sean is a military vehicle restorer and military model maker in addition to hauling massive construction equipment to worksites all across Ontario, Canada.


"Packed with schematic wiring diagrams and tightly focused shop photos, it will delight anyone who has ever labored joyously to trace a pesky electrical fault, put body putty on a dent, or install brake pads on an old car."

- Booklist

"The book is well illustrated with a great many photographs throughout, showing various stages of work in progress on his project. These photos are full color, sharp and clear, and show the work being done very well. The pages of this book are heavyweight glossy stock, and the photos reproduce very well on it."

- History in Motion

"...the restoration process is covered in great detail with photographs that would aid a modeler building even the most detailed Jeeps."

- Modelers Alliance

"This is one neat book. It will be of great interest to anyone planning on restoring a Jeep and to modelers that want to super-detail a kit of the Jeep."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"...offers considerable step-by-step instructions on what to do and what not to do when restoring an historic military vehicle."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"This book is a well-written, engaging opus which is on the level of a documentary series. It is a manual and a reference handbook rolled up into one."

- War Wheels

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