Received your WWII JEEP GUIDEBOOK
recently and just finished
reading it, most of the chapters twice..... Great book! I really
enjoyed it! Your book has a wealth of information especially for
someone like me, new to WWII jeeps... I learned a lot about the jeep
both informational and practical (I
don't think I would have ever figured out the "push/pull" headlamp
switch without your book).... Thanks again...well worth the money; and
thanks for autographing it....I will definitely recommend your book to
both new and long
time jeep enthusiasts.
If you are new to the WWII jeep world, and have even a fleeting thought
of buying a WWII jeep, then you must buy this book! I was someone
who has always had an interest in WWII and WWII jeeps, but who was only
recently in a position to actually buy and restore a jeep. I
stumbled on Ren's book very early in my research, and it was a great
buy! It was delivered within days of my ordering it. It
was/is very readable (I read it cover to cover in one night), amazingly
informative, and empowering. It gave me confidence that I could
go look at old jeeps and know what I was looking at (a WWII jeep, an
early civilian one, or just a bad imitation). It really help me
organize my thoughts and goals as to what I was looking for (a show
piece, a nice jeep for a parade and ice cream runs with my son, a
previously done restoration, etc.), and it was very helpful in setting
my expectations as to the projects budget and timeline. I cannot
recommend this book enough. It will pay for its self a thousand
WII JEEP GUIDEBOOK is a "must read" for newcomers to the hobby, and a
valuable reference even for the experienced owner. For example, it will
you about all the things you did wrong the first time ... Written
an easy-to-follow and organized format, it covers all the basics (and
from A to ... Z
Ren has answered all the questions about WW II jeeps that a newcomer
should have, but hasn't thought of yet. It's also a great read for
that have been around jeeps for years.
I "met" Ren here on the [g503.com website] several years ago. Then I
got to really meet Ren at the 2003 National Convention in Alameda. I
always been impressed with Ren's knowledge and his ability to share
knowledge with others. He is able to do it in such a way you don't feel
ignorant because you didn't know. Now Ren has combined his knowledge
his teaching skills to produce one of the best books aimed at the
and the "experienced" alike. My hat's off to you Ren...This is the book
this hobby has been waiting for.
This book is great, guys! If I had it ten years ago, it would have
saved me a lot of time and money. If you're searching for your first
WW2 jeep..buy this book first. If you've already aquired your first WW2
jeep and don't know where to start..buy this book. If you have been in
the hobby for a
long time...buy this book anyway..I'll bet you'll find a few things you
I got my copy yesterday! Thanks Ren! I've gotta say that this book
eclipses the All-American-Wonder set as the recommended "first buy"
books on my
personal reference library review list.
Ren's website was a big influence in the decision to enter the jeep
restoration hobby. I consider myself a very experienced car restorer
and find the advice Ren gave on his website and now in this book as
dang righteous! Accurate, insightful, packed with detail and very
real-world based. If your goal
is to restore a WWII jeep and do it logically as a good investment as
as emotionally/romantically by preserving a piece of history, Ren's
has the answers to the questions you're going to have.
Ren, I finished reading your book last night and loved it. Your book
has not only added to my over all under standing of jeeps, but more
importantly it has allowed me to better organize (in my mind) a lot of
the stuff I
already knew. Its given me a different perspective on the topic…
I very much enjoyed your book....(although that is past tense, I know
I'll continue enjoying it in the future since its chock full of such
Your book is just the right mix of technical facts, how-tos and
history, with your personal experience and advice. Its got the kind of
info we all sought as we were getting started in the hobby...and its
got the kind
of info we seek now that we are up to our elbows in axle grease.
Its well put together, fun, and helpful….
It was a pleasure reading the WW2 Jeep Guidebook written by Ren. He has
done a nice job of covering all the topics of jeep ownership.
One place that could use some further investigation is the claim
that WW2 6.00x16 tires were limited to "V" shape while the "rounded" in
are post war. Photographic evidence doesn't tend to support this. ...
fact, the manual on tires written during WW2 clearly shows the type
picture on page 20 as "the tread pattern with rounded
notches...commonly found on modern reproduction NDT tires." At any
rate, its not a big deal and
doesn't seriously detract from the book.
Looks like great advice on buying a jeep, what to look for and
look out for.
Hey! He even says some stuff about paint! And I can agree with
him on it! How about that!
All around a great book. Everyone should get a copy. I suggest
that this is infact the first book to get (over the time honored All
American Wonder Vol 1 and 2) when getting into the field of jeep study
There is a flaw to the book that should be mentioned. The
pictures are a tad too dark. This doesn't help the book any and the
printer should have caught this. However, there is a ton of information
that will help
anyone interested in buying a jeep and you certainly can tell what the
is--it just could be a bit brighter.
BUY THIS BOOK!
Ren, I just finished reading your book. Wanted to tell you how much a
book like this was needed by the … (WWII jeep) faithful. Your book
contains valuable facts and useful information. It dispels most of the
myths about the WWII jeep. It will be a "must have" book for anyone
wanting to buy a WWII jeep, but it will also be a "must have" book for
those of us that already have one or two or four....
Absolutely dead on righteous book. I have read it and found no real
glaring issues or controversial things mentioned. It is really the book
all looked for when we first got into the hobby. I only wish I had this
to read before I came on www.G503.com, ‘cause then I would have had
... [info] to work with.
It is a fantastic guide for all WWII jeep enthusiasts as well as a must
buy for those individuals new to the hobby. It has superseded All
American Wonder Vol #1 & 2 as far as I'm concerned.
The familiar writing style is nonjudgmental and leads the reader
into the WWII jeep hobby, giving enough information to bring them out
of the uninformed to someone who can say he can at the very least
with others on the topic. Unlike other books with just photos or
a real format Ren shows the process of finding, buying, restoring and
a jeep. Loved the parts about how to transport and show a jeep.
One area that will sure be a help to all are the sections of the
Appendixes pertaining to the Restoration Cost and Journal. All those
questions on what to do and when to do it, what will it cost and how
long will it
take to do are right there in black and white.
... the book flows with the facts in a way that makes it a must buy!