MB 369488

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MB 369488

Post by Michael O. » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:25 pm

This was the second MB I brought home this year. The tub is in really good condition and shouldn’t take too much to properly restore it. The transmission is date stamped J1 44D and the bell housing has a casting date of 9-6. I suspect these could be original to this vehicle? The glove box plates are missing but I estimate her DoD to be 9-11-44....any thoughts? I don’t know the transmission or transfer case casting dates as the running gear is still installed. The transfer case does have the earlier external parking brake....so I’m hopeful.
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Post by majmacs » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:32 am

Pictures to live vicariously through you over the christmas season?

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Post by Michael O. » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Here’s a few photos of this MB. Overall, it’s in really nice condition, except for the fuel tank well. Missing some bits and pieces but I saved it from being parted out further. The two other MB’s the previous owner also had weren’t in as nice condition....they were shipped to a buyer in Germany. This one would have gone also if I didn’t buy it, so I’m glad I did. Data tags are missing, unfortunitely. I’ll be searching for a very late August ‘44 or very early Sept ‘44 cast MB block (around MB 467XXX) for this also.
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Re: MB 369488

Post by chasendeer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:30 am

IS this the one from Oregon that was being sold in parts that you saved?
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Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:36 pm

That tub is in great shape!
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Post by Michael O. » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:14 pm

Farrell Fox wrote:
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That tub is in great shape!
Yes it is Farrell, thankfully....another reason why I couldn't pass it up. She she be a relatively easier restoration once I start it.
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Re: MB 369488

Post by Kings » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:32 am

Hello all,
Crikey !!!! very close frame number to my 44MB .... 369913. I wonder how many days between them - Anyone know ?
Cool jeep by the way.

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Re: MB 369488

Post by sjalbert » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 am

Kings wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:32 am
Hello all,
Crikey !!!! very close frame number to my 44MB .... 369913. I wonder how many days between them - Anyone know ?
Cool jeep by the way.

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Probably 2 - 3 days. Does yours have an original dash tag?
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Re: MB 369488

Post by Michael O. » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:26 pm

MB 369488 does not have its data tags...just the frame tag. I think with the help from the members here, I should be able to narrow a DoD to within a few days. I’m also hoping I can get a good close estimate on the registration number.
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Re: MB 369488

Post by Farrell Fox » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:30 pm

Michael,

What are the dates on your axles?
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Re: MB 369488

Post by Kings » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:09 am

Hello all,
2-3 days - And look where the jeeps have ended up.
No mine didn't have the data tags, but has the original Willys Scout car frame tag.
Axle dates - Where are the axles stamped please ?

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Re: MB 369488

Post by Michael O. » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:29 pm

Farrell, I haven’t messed with her too much but as soon as the weather warms up a bit I’ll crawl under her and get the axle dates. What’s the spread for MB’s? Delivered 3 days or so after the date on the axles or maybe longer?
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Re: MB 369488

Post by Michael O. » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:40 pm

Kings...if you're looking for the axle dates they can be found on this location. This is one of the axles from my other '44 MB. Both are dated 10-9-44. Also, the differential ring gears inside were dated 9-23-44.
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