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History 30 Years in Prison and $10,000 Fine == NOS WWII Light

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The37Kid, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,334


    There still are a lot of WWII surplus items out there like this NOS Headlamp that originally fit an American Bantam. What it was going to be used on in WWII is anyones guess. The small print on the lable states "WARNING: Unauthorized persons removing, defacing, or destroying this tag shall be subject to $10,000 fine or 30 years imprisonment or both. ":eek: It may help fund my '30 Roadster

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  2. Cool find,

    American Bantam were involved with the original Jeep design. As we know every manufacturer got into the war effort so I'm sure off the shelf parts like that got used on a bunch of stuff.

    I hope you haven't taken that sticker off! Although I guess you're now an "Authorized person" since you own it!

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  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,334


    Remove the sticker and ruin its resale value? That is something the next guy can think about.
  4. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433


    sittin on the Group W bench, "what are you in for?" "I tore the tag off my mattress"

  5. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,286


    Yeah, A-B designed the Jeep under Govt contract & never got a production contract, just built the prototypes.
  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,334


    So this is the Bantam prototype? Nice photo, I've never see one, that grille looks very nice. [​IMG]
  7. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,560


    Next to bad mothing his mother, the mention of A B not being the inventer of the Jeep will really piss off a A B nut the most, even more than building an altered out of a Batam.
  8. Go ahead, tear off the tag ... three hots and a cot beats unemployment.
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,520


    Good looking lights I'd find a way to run them.
  10. Too funny.

    By the time the Jeep got into full production it was more of a hybrid of all three competitors. I think A-B was the only one that actually met ALL the design criteria. Willys had a better motor and Ford pretty much designed the iconic simple stamped sheetmetal design we've all come to know.

    A-B being a small concern could not keep up with the production needs so Willys got the contract but once the war arrived Ford had to start producing them to keep up with demand.

    I have a Jeep loving friend I totally bug about the grille design being Ford. He never fails to get hot when I mention it so I keep mentioning it.:p:D
  11. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,380

    from New York

    LOL...Every Thanksgiving they play it on ther radio and I wait for that line
  12. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,092


    great find ! i got some surplus ebrakes once , perfect for hot rod.
  13. Dawai
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from North Ga.

    I've often wanted to knock on people's door at 3am and Announce "it's the mattress tag police".. time for inspection..

    No clue.. but if it's in writing from the government.. you're in trouble..
  14. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    "Kids, this-piece-of-paper's-got-47-words-37-sentences-58-words-we-wanna-
    officer's-name-and-any-other-kind-of-thing-you-gotta-say", and talked for
    forty-five minutes and nobody understood a word that he said, but we had
    fun filling out the forms and playing with the pencils on the bench there,
    and I filled out the massacre with the four part harmony, and wrote it
    down there, just like it was, and everything was fine and I put down the
    pencil, and I turned over the piece of paper, and there, there on the
    other side, in the middle of the other side, away from everything else on
    the other side, in parentheses, capital letters, quotated, read the
    following words:

  15. 55Hydramatic
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
    Posts: 457


    Thats a good one, don't come knockin on my door though!
  16. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    Cool light. Friend has a FORD prototype of the "jeep". Has Ford tailgate.
  17. Ha Ha you forgot to add '[ and all the sex you want ]
  18. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,710

    from Michigan

    Just don't drop the soap....:eek:
  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,334


    I desided I'd like to turn it into Roadster funds and listed it in the Classified section. Bob
  20. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,924


    keep your house" a rockin" they won't come a knockin!!

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