cutting the body off the frame
after stripping the body of anything that unbolts, it was fixed up, painted
then reattached to a chassis
Wrecked and damaged jeeps, salvaged from the war zones in the Pacifc, are reconditioned in New Zealand motor assembly factories.
This video is the story of Allied Co-operation, the United States Army and the New Zealand Motor Industry transforming a supply of combat vehicles in the South Pacific. The restoration of these used vehicles was carried out at Ford Motors, Seaview, Wellington.
3000 vehicles were restored and returned to the Pacific War Zone.
check out the video here: https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=70023
After the war was over, there were several places Jeeps were getting reconditioned and sold to civilians:
1. Bechtel McCone 4,986
2. Allison Steel Manufacturing Company Plate 2,865
3. Moore Equipment Co plate and a second one and a third one. 2,443
4. Higgins Plastic Corp 1,850
5. Stewart & Stevenson 1,750
6. W.A. Bechtel plate 1,555
7. Bishop McCormick & Bishop (no examples found) 343
8. International Diesel (no examples found) 267
9. Vancura Motor Company (no examples found) 66
10. A.M. Meyerstein (no examples found) 49