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1948 Willys Overland Jeep Truck Side Shot

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Ron Stauffer’s ’48 Jeep Truck rolled off the line in Army Gray paint and spent the first four or five years of its life in the Army. It was bought surplus by a farm field tile company and was towed behind the ditching machine to the farms where tile was to be laid, then used to haul tile and provide transport to the site. The rest of its history is a blur of hard work and neglect until Stauffer bought it in July of 2006. It was in sad shape, and it took Stauffer almost four years to finish a restoration. He upgraded from the bare-bones Army spec truck to a two-tone Riviera Gray/Bermuda Blue color scheme and added the chrome accoutrements that were optional at the time.