Originally Posted by PotterFX4
um ford made those in WWII. they took the three designs of the jeep (one of which Ford designed & built) and made it into the *****'s (sp?) that went to the field.
I dont have the complete history so chime in if you know it.
1908 John North ****** buys the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company.
1912 John North ****** renames the ****** Overland Division to ******-Overland Motor Company.
1936 Coming out of bankruptcy following the Great Depression, the company is reorganized as ******-Overland Motors, Inc.
1940 Working from a Bantam Car Company design, ****** contracts to build military Jeeps for the war and produces about 360,000 vehicles by 1945.
1945 ******-Overland begins producing the Civilian Jeep (CJ) line, with the introduction of the CJ2A model.
1946 Production begins on the ****** Jeep Wagon. Over 300,000 are manufactured between 1946 and 1965. Initially the all-steel wagons are only available in a burgundy and cream color scheme, the appearance of which suggested the "Woodie" wagon look typically found on wagons of this era.
1946 CJ3A is introduced, and more than 132,000 are made before the production ends in 1953.
1947 Production begins on the ****** Jeep Truck. From 1947 to 1965, more than 200,000 are manufactured.
1948 Production begins on the ****** Jeepster. Only 19,000 vehicles are manufactured from 1948 to 1950.
1949 ****** Wagons become available with 72 horsepower six cylinder motor, and four wheel drive - thus creating the first "sport utility vehicle".
1952 ****** CJ3B Jeeps go into production, with a raised hood to accomodate a taller "F" head engine with 25% more horsepower. By 1968, over 155,000 are sold.
1953 Kaiser buys ******-Overland and changes name to ****** Motor Company.
1954 CJ5 debuts at the start of its three-decade run.
1954 Four wheel drive versions of the ****** Wagons and Trucks are now available with the "Super Hurricane" 115 HP 6 cylinder motor.
1956 Kaiser-Jeep announces the FC-150, a "cab-forward" style pickup truck based on the CJ5 chassis.
1956 Kaiser-Jeep announces the CJ6. Based on the CJ5, the CJ6 has a 20-inch longer wheelbase, adding to the passenger and cargo room. Roughly 50,000 units are produced between 1956 and 1983. The CJ6 proved more popular overseas than in the US, and to this day remains the "forgotten model" between the CJ5 and CJ7.
1957 Kaiser-Jeep announces the FC-170, smiliar to the FC-150 but with a 103.5" wheelbase and L-head 6 cylinder engine.
1963 Company changes name to Kaiser-Jeep corporation.
1965 Kaiser-Jeep discontinues production of ****** wagons and trucks, retiring the ****** name with the line.
1970 American Motors Corporation takes over Kaiser-Jeep.
1972 CJ5 wheelbase is lengthened to accomodate the AMC straight six engine.
1975 ******-Overland resurrected as a wholesale/retail parts business.
1983 By the time the last CJ5 rolls off the line in 1983, more than 610,000 of the vehicles have hit the highways in the U.S. and around the world.
1987 American Motors is purchased by the Chrysler Corporation.
and the rest is history...