A Family and History of Service

Durham’s Wrecker Service, with the help of their two sons Tim and Ray Durham, was founded by Mac and Freda Durham in 1971.  They have been in business ever since.  They offer the best auto repair in Lafayette, GA.  Durham’s Auto Repair specializes in transmissions, engine work, air conditioning and more.  

The Lafayette Train Depot represented the first site of business and the business later moved to West North Main St.  In 1992, the business settled on its current location at 501 South Duke St.  Mac, Freda and Ray have since passed on and the business today is run by Tim, Sherry and Chelsea Durham.  With more experience and expertise than any other auto repair and wrecker service in the area, their services and prices simply can not be beaten.  

The Willys Jeep Legend

By Quarter Ton and Military Restorations

During the early days of World War II, November 1940 to be exact, the Jeep Legend came into fruition. Just a year before the United States officially entered the war, Willys delivered a four-wheel drive prototype to the Allied Forces known as Willy’s “Quad.” It featured the Willys “Go-Devil” engine, developed by Delmar “Barney” Roos. With sixty horsepower and a hundred and five foot-pounds of torque, it dwarfed the Bantam’s 83 and Ford’s 85 pound-feet of torque, it’s only competitors at the time. The Quad effectively fathered the MB, CJ series, and Wrangler. Additionally, Willys refined the Quad and built 1,500 units of the Willys MA model, many of which were lend/leased to the Russians to aid in war efforts.

From 1941 to 1945 Willys produced the MB Model, the original go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle, which came to be known by its nickname, the “Jeep.” Made famous during WWII, Willys produced over t

Three hundred thousand MB vehicles, Ford received a secondary contract to build two hundred and seventy thousand more. The American military heavily utilized Jeeps in all of its divisions, with one-hundred and forty-four Jeeps provided to every infantry regiment.  Furthermore, the government shipped large numbers of Jeeps to the British and Russian Allied Forces, comprising nearly thirty percent of total Jeep production.

Today, Quarter Ton and Military Restoration is a proud provider of replacement parts for all Willys ¼  ton Jeeps, including steering parts, brake, fuel, and paint.

For further information, or to place an order, visit quartertonparts.com or call (423) 762-5858.