Title: Current Home Page Photo
Description: CJ3Bs built in Belgium
captjoe - August 1, 2012 12:25 AM (GMT)
The home page photos and stories are always great, but the current one is one of my all time favorites. That has got to be the most "shiny new looking" vintage Jeep I've ever seen. Even though I don't think that color was ever a stock color on the Jeeps built here, it looks to me like a color that they could have used.
Rus Curtis - August 1, 2012 02:02 AM (GMT)
No kidding! I just stared at it saying, "Wow!"
Larry (TX) - August 1, 2012 03:01 AM (GMT)
No two ways about it guys, Derek certainly has great tastes in 3B's when he selects and posts the photos for the Home page, a task that he's performed very well for as long as I can remember, and hey, I've been on board now for a long long time!
Bob - August 1, 2012 02:02 PM (GMT)
Did anyone notice that the bumper weight is not the correct one for a 3b? That's the cj2a counter weight, it has the little angles for the frame to bumper gussets that a 2a had. Both the weights will fit, the 3b, but the 3b weight will not fit the 2a. The 2a weights are much more common than the later ones.
the-mace - August 2, 2012 10:42 AM (GMT)
Always an amazing picture!
derekredmond - August 2, 2012 12:42 PM (GMT)
Thanks guys. And thanks to Jan Hogendoorn in the Netherlands who found the photo. Amazing, Bob -- I had actually looked closely at the weight because I was trying to determine whether it had been shipped from the U.S. or possibly cast in Belgium, and I didn't notice that little difference.
The shiny Michelin NDT tires are really something. Later photos I have seen of Jeeps at Belgian trade shows indicate that the importer had a deal with Englebert, a Belgian tire manufacturer who merged with Uniroyal in the late 50's.
Bob - August 3, 2012 11:49 AM (GMT)
I learned that from Joe Friday over on the 2a page while we were down in Mason. Another thing I've been looking at lately is the difference in drawbars over the years. They went through at least three subtle changes.
bob in NC - August 3, 2012 12:37 PM (GMT)
this is a very nice picture. i saw a CJ3B in person almost as nice as this one. it was in a ford dealer at our favorite bunch of beaches in Brazil. 10 years ago. Florianopolis. i think it was a 59, spent it whole live in northern Brazil where it is very hot and dry. when i retire in a few more years i will try and hunt it down.