I'm looking for information on the programs used to recondition Jeeps during WWII. I've a document for Bechtel - McCone (IIRC) that outlines the strategy, what they did to the Jeep and difficulties getting good workers, etc. Quite in depth and fun to read. I was wondering what you all might have found on this program. Information on the overseas aspects of it would be appreciated along with any pictures you could share? Couple of questions that come to mind, i.) why were these remanufactured, was there not sufficient capacity to make new Jeeps, ii.) why start this so near the end of the war or was that not apparent at the time, iii.) what were they used for once remanufactured - civilian purposes, military use, war, etc. ? I'm working on a presentation for the Fall Midwest Willys Reunion in Jefferson City, Sept. 7-8-9. Dr. Kayser from the Santa Fe MVPA chapter asked me if I'd give a talk on this and gave me the document, I'm a CJ-5 guy, not really a military guy, but I found it interesting so I agreed. Jim Allen mentioned something to me about PX Jeeps in Germany? He said he had a pic or had seen one of a Jeep that was painted black with red wheels and sold to the GIs for personal transportation after being rebuilt, (this may not be exactly what he told me, that was a couple months ago). I'm hoping to put together a document or web page or both when I'm done with the presentation to get the stuff I've collected into a single resource available for people that have remanufactured Jeeps if I have anything decent worth sharing with the community.