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jake138
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:14 am    Post subject: Wes K. and Ryan M. Appreciation Day Reply with quote

Today marks the 16 year anniversary of the day that Wes K. created his account here on Willysmjeeps.com. Ryan created his account a day earlier on April 3rd, but I think it's appropriate to celebrate both of them on the same day!

When I first bought my M38, I honestly knew very little about it. I knew they had some improvements from the MB and CJ3a, but other than that I was clueless. It wasn't until I stumbled across this forum that I really started to appreciate what I had. I was able to download the service manuals and really started to learn more about my M38.

The forums here have been instrumental in finding out how to identify components on my Jeep, how to fix everything that's been bubba'd and broken, and overall just how to keep my Jeep rollin. If it weren't for Wes and Ryan, these forums wouldn't exist, and I wouldn't know nearly as much about M38's. So I wanted to take a minute today to tell them both how much I appreciate all the time and effort they have committed to this forum after all these years. They both have dedicated a lot of their own personal lives into keeping this forum alive, and I know I am not the only person who has benefited from their efforts.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second the creation of this holiday.
Everyone raise your adult beverage of choice in salute of these two heroes. Without them there would not be so many wonderful OD wonders roaming the world.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X2! Couldn't have said it better myself.

Thank you Ryan and Wes!

And count me still ready to pony up some $ to help run the forum website.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Thank You, It has been an honor to assist all of you in this hobby.

A little more info: I started with a Yahoo M38 Group in 1996. Ryan and I met at a jeep gathering in Iowa in 98 and we discussed opening a PHP type forum. It took a while but by 2000 we had this up & running. Now we are at 5800 members. It would be nice if the portable tablets/I phones and the newer bulk lazy boy media hadn't come along. What I do find amusing is that the bulk of the lazy viewer questions on Facebook are answered primarily by long term mjeeps forum members! It is very unfortunate for this web site that these new lazy folks media has brought this web site to this low point in it's life.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IBID
DITTO

What they all said!

This site and Wes and Ryan are the oracles of all things M-Series jeeps - and much else. The successful restoration of my M38 wouldn't have happened without all their knowledge, support, and this site.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the reasons I chose an M38 is the help given by this site. Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Wes and Ryan!

I appreciate all you've done to make this web site available to anyone with interest in these old Jeep's. Pooling all of the collective knowledge is never a bad thing.

Always learning!

Mike B Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amen, Snake. Thanks guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes & Ryan,

Thanks for all that you to promote the hobby and what you've accomplished by creating the website! Very Happy Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes and Ryan
Thanks for the website and the effort you all put forth to assist the rest of us.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:07 pm    Post subject: Appreciation Day Reply with quote

Best website ever for the M38 and M38A1 information.

Thank you guys.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also give thanks to this site for all the info and help that it and its members have given. Eddy from the Great White north.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a newer member and new M38A1 owner, I really appreciate all that Wes and this site have done to help me on my journey.
Thanks for your patience with me and for sharing your immense knowledge of Willys Military Jeeps.
I could not do this without you.
Cheers to you!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well deserved. I cannot think of the number of times I have looked up something for my project only find that Wes or Ryan had answered it to the point. I am one who has been doing body and frame work first but as I move into the mechanical, I see another level of understanding with part references and crossover to manufacturer part numbers.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$&% Yes!
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