Saturday, January 16, 2016
sales and marketing of the Agri-Jeep... because after WW2, Willys wanted to find a new market for the Jeep, and there was a shortage of tractors due to wartime production
The new 'Jeep" Tractor was designed for use on the farm like any other conventional tractor. It came factory equipped, like the Farm Jeep, with hydraulic lift, governor, heavy duty springs, and propeller shaft guard. Since the 'Jeep' tractor was designed for farm use, it lacked front shocks, a spare tire, windshield, tailgate, headlights, fuel-pump booster, speedometer, and horn.
The wheelbase was shortened to 88" and the engine them moved back 8" per “Complete instructions for building a Fronty Ford Racing Car” by Arthur Chevrolet.
It was a pamphlet that they gave free to anyone that purchased a Fronty head or they would sell it for $2 to many of us folks who were only dreaming of owning a Fronty Ford. If you have a copy of the book “Model T Ford in Speed and Sport” on pages 92-99 they reproduced that pamphlet. Or in “The Fast Ford Handbook”
The chassis was dropped 6". Front and rear radius rods were connected directly to the frame and the single front rods replaced with wishbones. It had a 4:1 rear end for short track racing. Ford ignition was replaced with Eismann high tension magneto driven off the right side of a 3-in-1 front plate. Wheels were changed to racing spoke wheels with knock off hubs and external hub brakes added to the rear.
http://bangshift.com/bangshiftxl/bangshiftxl-online-find/buy-this-fire-rescue-1970-chevrolet-suburban-and-be-the-envy-of-all-your-friends/ via http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Chevrolet-Suburban-/272095485217?viewitem=&forcerRptr=true&item=272095485217&nma=true&si=sGOB7bbnywj8rVJ%252BRgTOGPgIoZI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557