Who will have your jeep ?

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Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:53 am

O.K. Guys, it will happen one day and we wont be here anymore. Your jeep is left in the garage, so what will become of it ? Have you left it to someone in a will, or promised it to someone ? I hope im around tor a few good years yet, BUT at the moment im at a loss who should have it or put it in a museum, i just dont know. Im due to write a will soon ,so i would welcome any ideas. Unfortunately my kids dont share my passion for jeeps. :?:

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by alphado » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:35 pm

My 2 boys can fight over it.

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Bart1015 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:11 pm

I hope my Wife will sell all my Jeeps and MBT trailers to fund a nice vacation getaway for herself. :wink:
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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark 1 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 am

Happy thoughts :)

That’s kind of weird as I was thinking this only the other day. I have 5 Grandkids, 4 of them boys; they all love the Jeep, so probably one of them. Time and their attitude will most likely decide which one, or maybe I’ll ask to be buried in mine :wink:

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:52 am

Mark, have i started something spookey here ? Good call on the Grandkids, mine are still small but they love my jeep. Im even known to them as "
Grandad jeep". Now thats cool. :D


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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Daren » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:52 am

Well my lad is not too interested and nor is the Mrs, SO I'm gonna get buried in it. That will make the grave diggers think for a bit. Want to be sat in the passenger seat in uniform and have someone drive the jeep into the hole and then they can back fill. That will make a very interesting archiological dig in a few hundred years.
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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:28 am

Shovels at the ready then Daren. :D

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:06 am

# 2 son... he and and his son are interested and will take care of it I hope.

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I always say if you have no one in the family interested to sell it to someone that is as museum agendas change...

I do know one guy that was going to give it to a museum and his grandson a few years later was showing quite an interest which changed everything,
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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:59 pm

You must be proud of your sons Mark. Serving their country makes them heroes in my book. :)

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by GI. » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:35 pm

That will not be a problem for me as I plan on living for ever, and so far I'm right. :wink:

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 am

Come to think of it G.I. i think i will live forever, i will let you know if i dont though. :lol:

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by twinflyer17 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:47 pm

Mark Jesic wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:53 am
Unfortunately my kids dont share my passion for jeeps. :?:
This is sad to hear, Mark! I don't have any kids yet, but hoping that when I do they share the same passion as me!
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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:53 pm

I know Sean, its sad,but my Grandkids are showing a real interest, that gives me hope. Ideally you want your jeep to stay in your family. :D

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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by Ralph » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:46 pm

If a family member is interested that seems the happiest solution,unless several are-and we all know what that can mean.
When none in the family are interested I think selling while you can still have a say in things is best IMO...
That sure beats the image of your wife or children THANKING someone for 'giving' them 20 cents on the dollar of its fair market value.At least let a family member know what it's worth at a timely point...
As for museums...consider that while some are respectable,others are merely so-called...and are receiving points for pickers who pose as 'curators'...
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Re: Who will have your jeep ?

Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:47 pm

We have no children, but do have 22 nieces and nephews. They will most likely get the pleasure of fighting over the military collection (over 5,000 items to date).

The Jeep on the other hand is a little more "complex". :?

Check out this thread to see what I am talking about. http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f= ... 5#p1466885

The WW II veteran gave it to me with the stipulation that I would keep it here in town and "show it off". We don't have any family here in town (or even close), so I needed to find someone that would take it at the appropriate time and continue with Bud's desires. I did find someone.

He graduated from High School this Spring, is a member of the CAP and an overall fantastic individual - coming from a wonderful family. I cleared it with his parents and then spoke with him about it at the Veteran's Day Service at the High School. He was the emcee. :D

I have a big ol' pile of parts to install before the BA-DA BA-DA Bing Bang Rally in May. I asked him to help me and he was quite enthused at the idea. Good thing my garage is heated.
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