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The Men Who Saved The Willys Factory Records

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After reading a post on the EarlyCJ5 site that mentioned the name Norton Young, having no idea who he was, I googled him and found the following reference excerpted from the book Jeep CJ 1945-1896, by Robert Ackerson:

"Most Jeep enthusiasts regard the production figures recorded by Norton Young, an engineer who worked at the Toledo plant, as the most accurate. Jeep historian Charlie Weaver worked with Norton Young's handwritten records and transformed them into electronic form, making them available to jeep hobbyists worldwide."

I immediately recognized the name of Charlie Weaver because ironically, I actually visited Charlie at his home in Winston-Salem, NC back in 2008.  Here's a link to a copy of a post I wrote back then on the G503 site about the story I learned from Charlie that day:



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