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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:46 pm

Getting the skins back on my early Suzuki soft top was an absolute nightmare. With the top off, though, you could lay the windscreen down like the Willy's and pretend to be jungle warriors.
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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:11 am

wranglers would drop the windscreen as well but it's illegal in the US... you can still make them do it (they have the hinges) but it takes a little modification.
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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by Sailorman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:55 am

In America I still have a '63 international Scout thats been in my family since new. As Scouts rust so has it. In '63, the top came off, as did the doors and the windshield folds down. Its got a 302 cu. in Ford V-8, mustang 4-speed, F-150 Ford truck power steering. Early Scouts had limited slip front and rear, the jeeps did not, so the Scouts (as it said on the side of the front fender) are all-wheel drive/4 wheel drive while jeeps only had one tire in back and one in front driving. My friends in Alaska used to call this truck "The beast" because when other 4-wheel drives were stuck its the one that pulled them out.

It may be from state to state, but I haven't heard of any law against a drop windshield (maybe in the Peoples Democratic Workers Paradise of California, aka North Mexico) as long as you have eye protection (maybe a helmet).
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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:19 pm

Is helmet use a state by state requirement in the US? Always curious when I watch the OCC boys riding without.
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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:38 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Is helmet use a state by state requirement in the US?
Same as seatbelts and every other traffic law I can think of, if not all.
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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Sailorman wrote:In America I still have a '63 international Scout thats been in my family since new. As Scouts rust so has it. In '63, the top came off, as did the doors and the windshield folds down. Its got a 302 cu. in Ford V-8, mustang 4-speed, F-150 Ford truck power steering. Early Scouts had limited slip front and rear, the jeeps did not, so the Scouts (as it said on the side of the front fender) are all-wheel drive/4 wheel drive while jeeps only had one tire in back and one in front driving. My friends in Alaska used to call this truck "The beast" because when other 4-wheel drives were stuck its the one that pulled them out.

It may be from state to state, but I haven't heard of any law against a drop windshield (maybe in the Peoples Democratic Workers Paradise of California, aka North Mexico) as long as you have eye protection (maybe a helmet).
In most states eye protection is enough but ONLY if the car came made that way. If you modified it to do it they wouldn't allow it to pass safety inspections meaning you couldn't drive it on the roads.
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Re: Willy's Jeep

Post by Sailorman » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:56 am

'63 Scouts didn't have seatbelts so I didn't need to wear them. I downloaded the law and when stopped for no seatbelt pushed it in the Gestapo's face. (I also had the original factory build sheet to show no seatbelts were listed.) Same as I do with the Cambo police when I want a receipt for paying a ticket. (downloaded law/rule on receipts for paying a ticket to cops off the internet and keep a copy in my truck.)
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