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What is the origin of the word "JEEP"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudgition, May 12, 2003.

  1. mudgition

    mudgition 1/2 ton status

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    What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    Thats about the extent of the question. Is jeep an acronym? A friend asked me and I figured you guys would know.

    Thanks in advance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. BigBurban350

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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    I think it comes from GP which is short for General Purpose from the world wars.
    GP sounds like Jeep.

    I call them Heeps though /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif


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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    That was the idea, abot the GP, but some think it came from some cartoon in the 40's about a "Jeep". It was a creature that could go anywhere and do anything. They think it's a combination of the two.
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    JEEP is an acronym...

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    Rene
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

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    Nice one /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    [ QUOTE ]
    JEEP is an acronym...

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    Rene

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    darn it Rene, how many times do i have to tell you!?! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Just about
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    I think its an old indian word meaning WALK. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    JEEP is an acronym...

    Just
    Empty
    Every
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    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Rene

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    darn it Rene, how many times do i have to tell you!?! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Just about
    Everyone
    Elses
    Parts

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    NOPE!!! Not quite....it's more like this:

    Just
    Enough
    Extra
    Parts

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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    I thought the word Jeep was an Acronym ageed upon by those longer wheelbase 4x4's which lead large trains of crawlers through the mountains. They usually made the Jeeps follow up the back of the group since they needed to get pulled up the slopes and refered to them as ...

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    this eventually gave way to the development of the winch so the JEEPS would stop asking for help all the time.
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    From a Jeep site I used to belong to...

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    One story has it that the lowly, uninformed GI's thought "GP" was for general purpose, and pronounced it "jeep". Other people say that the word "jeep" was slang for any wonderfully multipurpose thing. The Popeye cartoon had a character, named "Eugene the Jeep" in 1936, who had all kinds of amazing powers. Anyway, the source of the name "Jeep" is now vailed by the passage of time... but on with the story.

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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    It's like the oreo commercial. All the suits around a table trying to figure out what to call the thing and some guy mumbles "built kinda ---cheap". That's it said the boss JEEP!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    Jesus
    Emptied
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    Pocket
    And still could'nt find the correct part's. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    I knew you guys would pull through. Thanks.

    Hey, how about -humvee-?

    what does that stand for? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  16. chevyfumes

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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    humungus vehicle... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    you mean hmmwv? (pronounced humvee) High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.

    originally offered with a 6.2ltr and th400, later models had 6.5ltr TD and 4l60 i believe. trans has no park.

    front and rear independant suspension, gear reduction hubs, fiberglass hood, disk brakes mounted at differential not hub. what else would you like to know? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    HMMWV = High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    What else? How about why are there so many more H2's on the road and not H1's?

    If I'm gonna go in debt, I'm going all the way baby!

    The commercials are mainly aimed at the H2 market. I haven't seen any REAL hummer ads. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: What is the origin of the word \"JEEP\"?

    Yeah, the H2 is not a wheeling machine like is predacessor. It utilizes the suburban frame with the straight axle in the rear. The H1 uses all around independent suspension giving it awsome ground clearance. The H2 is aiming for luxory for the rich folk and not as much for wheeling. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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