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Old 15-03-19, 10:41
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Default Jeep rebuild production line.

Interesting post-war rebuilding of jeeps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV7jhLGO-Ng
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Old 15-03-19, 13:01
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Operation ROUNDUP.....

Now you know why you don't see piles of stuff in the pacific theatre...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Eu...I73v4rofLPSwhw




....and what is an "RFI" vehicle...?
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Quite a stark contrast from today's 'throw away' society.
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Old 16-03-19, 02:16
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Operation ROUNDUP.....

Now you know why you don't see piles of stuff in the pacific theatre...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Eu...I73v4rofLPSwhw




....and what is an "RFI" vehicle...?
The term Rapid Fielding Initiative was used in more recent times (post Iraq and Afghanistan) to do something similar or the same as what Operation Roundup did in Korea, which is perhaps also similar to what was done with the Jeeps post WWII. So maybe the term RFI itself is a case of reuse/ recycle.

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/...ng-initiative/
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Old 17-03-19, 12:03
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So how's that numbers matching all F script restoration going? These guys certainly mucked up that effort

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Old 17-03-19, 15:19
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Yes, this reminds me of a film I saw on British Pathe about rebuilding double deckers. All the buses were stripped and components rebuilt and then reassembled. The shop was even licensed to assign VIN numbers to the rebuilt busses. So a bus sent in for rebuilding was returned to service with the same serial number and license plates but might have no parts from the original bus.
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Old 17-03-19, 17:35
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The term Rapid Fielding Initiative was used in more ...."
Thx Allan...I was under the impression that it applied to those goofy-looking hardtop jeeps, The still photos seem only to have that set of initials when there is a hard top jeep...
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Thx Allan...I was under the impression that it applied to those goofy-looking hardtop jeeps, The still photos seem only to have that set of initials when there is a hard top jeep...
Might just be an unusual coincidence. I was guessing, as I just searched the acronym RFI and that's the most relevant answer that popped up.
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