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Was at King Soopers today. As I was getting ready to leave some lady comes up and complements on how she liked my "Jeep". Then asked if that's what I called it... I told here it was a Toyota. She started to walk away while saying that it was a "cute" Jeep . Maybe that means it's time to do some more work on it.............
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. Maybe that means it's time to do some more work on it.............
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wow, I can kinda understand the whole FJ40=Jeep thing for most people, but a bobbed runner? Ummm...okay
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wow, I can kinda understand the whole FJ40=Jeep thing for most people, but a bobbed runner? Ummm...okay
look up where the name "jeep" comes from.

They have been fords, willy's and others...


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Sorry John, don't see your point

Ford GP (General Purpose) --> Jeep, so ??

Help...how does this relate?
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Don't know how to solve your problem but the rest of us could wear these!
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It's a matter of public perception. Those of us imersed in the 4wd world are highly attuned to specifics, however, the word "jeep" to the rest of the world means 4wd vehicle that is really going "off-road"

I have found in my travels, most mean well, but the can't or don't need to distinguish what the vehicle is. Also, the bulk of the public that I have run into call 4wd roads "jeep roads". I have been asked many times if I was going "jeeping" this weekend with my "truck" by my co-workers.

All the time I used to hear: Wow, that's a cool Range Rover, my buddy let me drive his "land rover" once, but I've never driven a "range rover".

Or, I used to get that sure is a nice Cruiser. (when I was driving a big red Rover).

To the un-initiated, they are all the same, but the "jeep" name is the most famous.

I do have a suggestion though, maybe we should call him (perry) "chick magnet" from now on????
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It's a matter of public perception. Those of us imersed in the 4wd world are highly attuned to specifics, however, the word "jeep" to the rest of the world means 4wd vehicle that is really going "off-road"

I have found in my travels, most mean well, but the can't or don't need to distinguish what the vehicle is. Also, the bulk of the public that I have run into call 4wd roads "jeep roads". I have been asked many times if I was going "jeeping" this weekend with my "truck" by my co-workers.

All the time I used to hear: Wow, that's a cool Range Rover, my buddy let me drive his "land rover" once, but I've never driven a "range rover".

Or, I used to get that sure is a nice Cruiser. (when I was driving a big red Rover).

To the un-initiated, they are all the same, but the "jeep" name is the most famous.

I do have a suggestion though, maybe we should call him (perry) "chick magnet" from now on????
Daimler/Chysler is what really made the push to seperate Jeep from jeep. "There's only one," and other campains have been hard launched trying to seperate Jeep's from the rest of the vehicles. As mentioned many times the term "jeep" came from just before World War 2 with the military "GP" designation on a ford "general purpose" vehicle. The soldiers naturally nicknamed the "GP" a "jeep." The vehicle obviously filled a spot that was needed but the Ford GP wasn't up to the task. The US Army put out a huge call for alternatives. Most large manufacturers were already near bankrupt because America was broke so everyone jumped on the bandwagon. (Even Toyota!) Willis/Overland won the contract and even though the GP was no longer used the term "jeep" became a common term for these short and manuverable all terrain vehicles. Not positive about how the G got changed to a J ....gotta reread some history articles.

So, Perry feel proud that that lady thinks you drive a Ford! :lmao
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So, Perry feel proud that that lady thinks you drive a Ford! :lmao
That's funny :lmao


Perry, what about out there on the swell at the rock art. Those "chicks" liked your Jeep the most :fing:
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That's funny :lmao


Perry, what about out there on the swell at the rock art. Those "chicks" liked your Jeep the most :fing:
Yeah, that's funny. Think it's all because of the tube work in the back . I mean yeah it's cool that those "chicks" where checking out my rig and all but I always think it's funny, especially when there is a more capable rig next to me and they don't realize it. Like at this years "Outlaws Run", Robbie and I stopped at Swasey's Cabin, some guy in a atv came up to us. Complemented on how "extreme" my rig was, not even looking at Robbie's over built 80 . Robbie in his 80 can go waaaaaaaaaaaay more places than my "cute" jeep. Sure give me a spotter and i'm able to go through what the truck can handle. But Robbie, yeah just goes wherever I take him :p . Maybe by the time I get ready to do the "Outlaw Expedition" i'll be as ready as "old" Robbie.........
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