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1955 Jeep CJ-6 Modified

1955 Jeep CJ-6 in The Gods Must Be Crazy II, Movie, 1989 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US — Built in: ZA — Made for: ZA

1955 Jeep CJ-6 Modified

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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imcdb FR

2005-02-19 12:03

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Ce serait une UAZ que je serais pas étonné.

Silencer

2005-09-28 21:42

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It's not UAZ. Even doesn't look like.

antp BE

2005-09-28 22:05

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It looks a little like this one: http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimix/uaz69evoluzrifiutata.jpg

Alexander DE

2005-10-01 15:27

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The last version of the UAZ 69 you mentioned never went into production.

This car looks more like a Willys Jeep CJ-6 with some modifications to make it look like a Soviet 4x4.

Anyhow it must have been a lot easier to get a Jeep in Botswana.

Samoletov

2005-10-01 16:12

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Quote It's not UAZ. Even doesn't look like.

Yes! I from Russia and I know...

Samoletov

2005-10-01 16:13

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Chiha car 4#4. IMHO

antp BE

2005-10-01 18:07

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What's that ? :??: I do not find anything on Google

DAF555 SE

2005-10-02 21:41

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It could be a chinese Beijing Jeep. They were constructed with help from the russians around 1960.

Today they´re a part of Daimler-Chrysler.

mm CH

2005-10-02 22:02

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Didn't the Beijing jeeps look like a copy of the UAZ for a long time? I think it could also be like with the truck in th Indiana Jones movie: they took a western model and modified it till it looked a little more russified.

Alexander DE

2005-10-03 02:19

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Here is a image of the Bejing BJ-212.

http://www.autosoviet.altervista.org/beijin7.jpg

So this one is out, too.

Samoletov, perhaps you could give some more information on your suggestion.

I am still pretty shure that it is a modified Willys Jeep CJ-6.
Have a look at the following picture and decide for yourself.
http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3b/Photos/Siblings/CJ5/CJ6Red.gif

antp BE

2005-10-03 10:56

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I can't connect to this server, but I belive you ;)

Alexander DE

2005-11-28 23:20

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[Image: thegodsmustbecrazyii18willysje.3901.jpg]

ifhp US

2007-11-11 10:09

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The RHD may give it away as not being a true USSR vehicle. Had me fooled though.

rjluna2 US

2009-10-10 04:49

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Similar to /vehicle_13801-Willys-Jeep-CJ-6-1955.html .

tom11

2011-12-13 16:57

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I'm not sure thats a modified Jeep CJ7, because the rear looks wrong, and I don't see why they would want to modify the rear.

4x4peru US

2011-12-14 16:58

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It is possible a Jeep CJ6 was striped to the chassis and a complete body made for it but it looks like a factory "something" we just don't know what yet. The hood is too flat. The headlights too low in the grille. Grille too far forward. The entire body line is incorrect for a Jeep based vehicle however the brain trust of this site has not identified it yet...
Would be helpful to see a close up of the wheel & hub to see the wheel bolt pattern?

chris40 UK

2011-12-14 20:08

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RHD and one or two other details make me wonder if there's some Land-Rover in its DNA.

Kooshmeister US

2011-12-14 20:37

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Likely made for African market; the one in the first movie was RHD too.

ingo DE

2011-12-14 20:53

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Why made for Africa? It's not the typical safari-version as /vehicle.php?id=259770 and /vehicle_408622-Land-Rover-Defender-110.html

Kooshmeister US

2011-12-14 20:56

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ingo wrote Why made for Africa? It's not the typical safari-version as /vehicle.php?id=259770 and /vehicle_408622-Land-Rover-Defender-110.html


Because this: /vehicle_13801-Jeep-CJ-6-1955.html

A RHD CJ-6 which was claimed as made for South African market there. Presumably the same applies to this. To me, the wheelbase and overall shape point to the original idea that this is a mocked up South African-market CJ-6 done to resemble a Soviet vehicle, as originally claimed.

-- Last edit: 2011-12-14 21:02:47

dsl SX

2011-12-14 21:48

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Anything Toyota in the mix?

tom11

2011-12-26 19:54

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I honestly think that if they were trying to make a CJ-6 look Soviet-ish, they would have just modified the grill and nothing more. But if they really did strip the body, I think that they would do a better job of makeing it look like a Soviet vehicle. I think that this is probably built from something completely different.

Kooshmeister US

2012-06-27 22:16

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tom11 wrote But if they really did strip the body, I think that they would do a better job of makeing it look like a Soviet vehicle.


On the one hand you argue if they were going to convert a Jeep they'd only change the grill. Then, after conceding that IF they did further modify one, you insist they didn't because they would've done a better job otherwise. That makes no sense. And why do you think the makers of a doofy comedy care about the authenticity of their "Russian" offroader? I'll meet you halfway say the filmmakers cared enough to modify the vehicle to make it look "foreign" in nature, but didn't care enough to bother making it look good.

The wheelbase, door shape, and overall appearance are consistent with a CJ-6. The grille and sides have been modified. The steering wheel being where it is suggests that it's an African-built Jeep like the one used in the first film.

-- Last edit: 2012-06-27 22:18:51

4x4peru US

2012-09-30 18:31

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I think based on a BJ212. The horizontal grille slots, hood style, windshield forward tilt when down, angular door opening, body side stamping, and RHD all point to an early Beijing Jeep like the 212 of some sort. Only the enclosed front fender does not look like a BJ212. Maybe the fender was modified as were many US Jeeps, to contain mud and debris under the fender and prevent slinging onto the vehicle and occupants. It would not need to be made into a "Russian" offroader as it would already be a Russian offroader. Perhaps quite authentic? Hundreds of thousands were built so readily available.
Comments from BJC enthusiasts?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BJ212inBeijingHappyVally.JPG
Link to "www.thetruthaboutcars.com"

kooshmeister US

2016-02-18 18:08

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Modified CJ-6 still has my vote. It only passingly resembles the Beijing Jeep 212s I've seen and the body is too long.

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