After reading a post in the Tech forum just now under Is There A Serial Number Chart Covering The Tuxedo Park ( Cj5a ) Jeeps?, having no idea who Norton Young was, I googled him and found the following reference excerpted from the book Jeep CJ 1945-1986, 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. I didn't own a CJ at that time and was not a member of this site then, but here's a copy of a post I wrote back then on the G503 site about what I learned from Charlie that day. I've copied and pasted that post below, since some here will probably find the story he told interesting. Maury by maurywhurt » Fri Feb 15, 2008 I had a fascinating conversation with an old-timer named Charlie Weaver yesterday. I tracked him down because I understood that he might have some information about WWII jeep reconditioning programs. It turned out that he didn't have much on that subject, but he did tell me a great story. In the early 1970's, Charlie was the president of a national Willys enthusiast club. They were mostly into early Willys cars, and to a lesser extent the early Willys jeeps. He and the other members of the club had tried for years to get their hands on the old obsolete Willys drawings and records. They had heard rumors that there was a lot of stuff stored in the factory in Toledo, but had never been able to confirm it. Then, in 1972, American Motors Corporation bought Willys. Right around that time, Charlie somehow met and befriended a high-level executive at AMC. This exec told him that there was indeed quite a stash of records in the basement of the Toledo factory, but that it was too much for Charlie to handle. He estimated the volume as amounting to a couple of tractor-trailer loads. Charlie replied "Let me worry about the logistics - Just get me permission to get the stuff!". The exec told Charlie to send him a letter putting his request in writing. He did, and that letter went all the way up to the President of American Motors. Charlie said that he got a phone call on a Wednesday from someone at AMC, telling him that he could go and get the old Willys records....on the condition that he could get all of them out of the factory by close of business that Friday - two days later! After making a series of frantic phone calls to other club members, Charlie flew to Ohio and rented the biggest van he could find. On Friday morning, a hastily assembled caravan of all sorts of big and small trucks, vans, and pickups descended on the Willys factory. Working like men possessed, they were able to get everything out of the factory's basement by 4 p.m. that Friday afternoon. After rounding everything up from the other club members over the following few months, Charlie spent a large portion of the next 4 years in his own basement, sorting and cataloging all the stuff they found in Toledo. Between the drawings and the written records, he estimated the haul as being over a million pieces of paper in total. Charlie said that there were all kinds of drawings, some as small as 4" x 5" for special bolts and small parts, and others as large as 6' x 30' , showing full-scale body and frame components. The sad part of this story is that by 1972, there was very little information left in the Willys factory on the MAs, MBs, or early CJs. The reason for this was that most of those records and drawings had long before been shipped to France, Brazil, India, and Japan - where the older model jeeps were manufactured under license by various other companies, long after their U.S. production runs had ended. Charlie did say that they found some information, dated 1943 and 1944, related to the prototype CJ-1 - a vehicle which several people denied ever existed until Charlie showed them the drawings for it. I had a great time talking with Charlie and listening to his story, which needs to be recorded in the annals of Willys history.