Bottle openers on jeeps.

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Re: Bottle openers on jeeps.

Post by Chuck W. » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:42 pm

Every 5th crate or so was to have a Coca Cola bottle opener in it
I've been reading Coke history during WW-II and I don't find any reference to this, not sure it's true. Would like to know where the OP found the information.

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Re: Bottle openers on jeeps.

Post by Farrell Fox » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:09 pm

Original poster's question.

Mark Jesic wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:26 am
Guys, i noticed a Coca Cola bottle opener on the dash of my mates jeep. Was this common practice in WW2 ? It looked good, but i have not seen another restoration with one on . :?:

This is a question based on historical accuracy. Which means the talking point of "it's my Jeep, I do what I want" does not apply here. Some of us are giving answers based on historical records and provenance, not what our whimsical hearts desire. Those who have nothing intelligent or constructive to add are dishing out insults because they bring nothing to the table, and have no argument.

If anyone else can provide any real written or photographic evidence (tens of thousands of existing photos) of such a practice, then we can investigate it further. However if found, the first half of the question would still be no, it wasn't common. At present, a Coca-Cola bottle opener mounted to the dash of a WW2 Jeep is a modern re-enactor fantasy accessory with zero historical provenance.
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Re: Bottle openers on jeeps.

Post by Old Dodge Guy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm

Read the post about German Jeep Story. Read the story, about half way down through the pictures, there is a bottle opener.

Of course, if you look at the pictures, there are also just about every other do dads known to Jeepkind, too. :D :D :roll:
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Re: Bottle openers on jeeps.

Post by Silly's MB » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:26 am

Are the finish on these openers chrome ? If so they would not of been made in wartime, also they are heavy on casting material which as Chuck suggests would be crazy for such a luxury.

Would it be possible they could be liberated from Bars on the continent if they had been supplied promotion-ally pre war ? yup.

They are just more common on vehicles now they they ever would of been then. (But then so are airborne Jeeps :lol: )
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Re: Bottle openers on jeeps.

Post by GI. » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 am

Hi All,
I thought I would put up a pic. of my bottle opener on my GPW. it has to be true because I bought this jeep about 10 miles west of NORMANDY [tenn.] :lol: , so it has to be true.
If bottle opener's were on some of them or not we will never know for sure, I keep hearing their are more of these do-dad's on jeep's now then during the war, and that is true, the same thing goes for 1919's, the 50 cal., wire cutter's, radio's, compass's, and a lot of other thing's, but if people think all these thing's look good, and it's their jeep, why should anyone have a prob. with it ?
I really like what Mark and Myer's put together, and it is so true:..... "Could it have happened ? Certainly. Was it common ? No".
and that should be the answer.
Some people like a basic looking jeep, myself, I like a lot of do-dad's on it. BUT!..I like all jeep's. :wink:
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Re: Bottle openers on jeeps.

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:12 pm

Thanks for posting G.I. The jeep looks great, and so does the opener. CHEERS. :D Its exactly where my freind has his.

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