My love for flat fender Jeeps comes from long 4x4 camping trips during my childhood into remote areas of Zululand, South Africa with a group of my parents' friends who had original Jeeps. Those Jeeps took us to incredible remote, rugged places and were completely standard so that is the look I love, and I want to get my 1964 CJ-3B back to that. I love the distinctive sound of the Willys 4-cylinder motors -- I think it is partly that big steel fan that makes a distinctive whine as it accelerates.
This photo explains why I am hooked on old Willys Jeeps. That is me at the age of about 10 in the passenger seat of Roger Gaisfords' CJ-2A. Roger is currently doing a full restoration on this 2A.
Here is the typical scenery of this Zululand Battlefields region where the Anglo Zulu wars of 1879 took place.
This 1960 CJ-3B is still alive and well in South Africa, and has featured before on The CJ3B Page under 1960 CJ3B Owners and Photos when it was owned by Pierre Joubert. See also a side view photo (90K JPEG).
A Jeep taxi African style, giving a friendly lift to some of the locals down one of the mountain passes.
Thanks to Simon Bruton for this memoir. Also on The CJ3B Page, see a military 3B belonging to Jens Buus in Cape Town. -- Derek Redmond
Elsewhere on the web, see Simon's article on CJ-6's in South Africa.
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