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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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The 7 slotted grill

So I heard that the 7 slotted grill orginated back from the WW. He said that the jeep was the first vehicle(or first american vehicle, etc..) to be on all seven continents at the same time. And has remained a trademark ever since. I guess this makes sense....any history buffs have 2 pennies?

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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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That would mean mine has been on 8 continents at once.

Whats the 8th continent?
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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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That would mean mine has been on 8 continents at once.

Whats the 8th continent?
pics or you're not making any sense.
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Hey Ritter, my old 94 XJ had that same deal, along with the red stripe, oh yea...
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ritter...looks like yours has 10 slots?
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I just looked now, yeah.

10 slots? that seems weird. I thought my 88 only had 7 slots as well.
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That would mean mine has been on 8 continents at once.

Whats the 8th continent?
I believe it was random until 96 or 97 when they switched to the 7 slotted grill for every model.

There is no 8th continent.
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Here's the 8 slot grill....



And notice the red stripe on the rocker panel.
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I think they used a 9 slot grill in the WWII Jeeps. The civillian models had the 7 slot grill to differentiate them. I am not sure about the 7 continent thing although it sounds cool.
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Jeep does not have exclusive rights to the seven slot grille. They even originally tried to sue Hummer and stop them from using a similar design but it was determined that they did not have sole rights to it.
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then maybe it was the first civilian vehicle to be on all 7 continents at the same time?
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Hey, the '78 Cherokee had been on 12 continents?

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front cover of the quadratec magazine "Jeep, Wrangler, Rubicon, Renegade, CJ, Quadra-Trac and the JEEP GRILLE Design are registered trademarks of Chrysler LLC."
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front cover of the quadratec magazine "Jeep, Wrangler, Rubicon, Renegade, CJ, Quadra-Trac and the JEEP GRILLE Design are registered trademarks of Chrysler LLC."
I think they mean the grille logo...

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