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WW2 jeep spare wheel placement


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Hi all,

to my knowlege (though limited :roll:) i always thought that the spare wheel on jeeps were carried on the rear of the vehicle ?? On visiting the site recomended by Martylee, i came across this picture of U.S. troops whose jeeps have the spare mounted on the nearside rear ?


Has this been seen by others , as i have never seen a vehicle portrayed as U.S WW2 with this setup.





width=640 height=507http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/atcase/WW1%20Day%20out/422127022_d80dc83a43_b.jpg[/img]


N.B note bustle baskets



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Also notice the jeep out in the road. The spare is placed on the same place.

I recon they moved the spare wheel whereever they found it best, when fitting the jeep with equipment needed.

Here is a few more.. and don't forget all those jeeps with the spare tyre up front



A recon jeep of the 30th Infantry Division.

width=640 height=489http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/5219/areconjeepofthe30thinfafp6.jpg[/img]

width=640 height=738http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/7130/ajeepwheelsidemounted01wf6.jpg[/img]

width=640 height=722http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5995/ajeepwheelsidemounted02hv2.jpg[/img]

width=640 height=424http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2467/slatgrillambulancedf7.jpg[/img]

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