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Unread 01-16-2014, 08:08 PM   #61
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The original question dealt with the 7 slots in the Jeep grill as well as the how the Jeep name was derived. The 'slot' discussion has been exhausted, so here is a stab at the name:
The name used by the Army was "General Purpose Vehicle"
The name was abbreviate to "G P V"
Then shortened to "G P"
Then spelled phonetically: Jeep

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Unread 03-24-2014, 07:14 PM   #62
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I heard it was because Jeeps were the first vehicle to drive on all 7 continents. Not sure if it's true, but it sounds cool.
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Because Jeep was the first to travel on all 7 continents is what I heard
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I heard it was because the designer got drunk and forgot to put in the eighth slot
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Unread 06-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #65
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I heard it was because Jeeps were the first vehicle to drive on all 7 continents. Not sure if it's true, but it sounds cool.
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If this were true than actually the very 1st "Jeeps" built would have 0 slots , since it couldn't have actually driven on a continent before it was produced. The first "Jeep" built by Ford had 9 slots but Willy's couldn't get the trademark for the 9 slots so they decided on 7.

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