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Re: Origin of the term \"Jeep\"-kinda long

After the war, Willys wanted to get trademark rights to the name "Jeep". Minneapolis-Moline( the maker of the tractor mentioned in your post), Bantam, who designed and built the first 1/4 ton prototype and Dodge, whose military trucks were nicknamed Jeep prior to the 1/4 ton, all petitioned the government not to grant Willys application. Willys had, by this time, produced and marketed the CJ-2A, to which they gave the Jeep name in their advertisements. The government approved the trademark name and the rest is history./wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
 
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