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The original Jeep came about in 1946 out of necessity. It was developed by the U.S. Army, who was looking for a fast, lightweight vehicle. The first Jeep was hand built in only seven weeks. The Jeep CJ It was a model of these early military prototypes. CJ stands for civilian Jeep. Jeep is now one of the most widely recognised brands in the world. It stands for adventure and off-road durability. It is possible to find a wide variety of modern and historical used Jeep CJ vehicles in South Africa.
The History of Jeep CJ
The first civilian model was the CJ 2A. It was produced in 1945 and marketed as a work vehicle for the farming and construction industry. It was slightly modified from the military versions to make it more convenient for the mass market. The next major advancement was the development of the Jeep station wagon, which eventually became the modern day Jeep Cherokee. In 1953, the body style of the Jeep changed from its military predecessors, but contained the same rugged engine.
The Jeep continued to be updated until the development of the Jeep Wagoneer. Most of the improvements were in the axles, transmission, and suspension systems. The Jeep Cherokee is that modern version of the Jeep CJ. A variant of the CJ7 and CJ8 are marketed under the name Jeep Wrangler. A used CJ is four wheel drive, but a newer model called the DJ is two wheel drive.
A used Jeep CJ is a classic vehicle and a workhorse in the off road world. The jeep is made to handle rough terrain and perfect for dirt roads. Since the first Jeeps were made, manufacture has transferred several times. Currently, Jeeps are made by the Ford Company in Brazil. The Jeep has a short wheelbase, creating a tight turning radius and the ability to manoeuvre in places that other vehicles could not go. Many people consider the older models the perfect vehicle and prefer them over modern versions. A Jeep is the workhorse in both military and civilian worlds. It is one of the most popular vehicles amongst those who do any type of outdoor work.