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Ole, the Norwegian 1944 Willys MB

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 12:17 pm
by Bob N
Will Johnson sent me some pictures of his jeep as released by the Norwegian Army. Looks pretty cool as is. If it were mine I would keep it just like it is.

You can see all the pictures at Ole, the Norwegian MB.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:04 pm
by Guest
Are those solid "slatgrill" type wheels on that jeep???

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:20 pm
by Bob N
Somewhere over the 17 pages of pictures there's some closeups of the tires and rims. If memory serves, I believe they are combat wheels...but I could be wrong.

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:50 am
by lindyp38
lets see some more pics.....that musta been a great buy....the military had that vehicle...all these yrs....?


Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:06 am
by Frank
A lot of the jeeps sold from the Norwegian Army had their "combat" wheels replaced with CJ wheels.

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:34 am
by Fred
Hey!!!, according to the guy who sold me my MB it was in service in the Norwaygian army until mid 70's. When he bought it, she came with a funny chassis number JHVK072. Any idea from you guys in the north???

Thanks a lot

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:21 am
by Mighty Eighth
I like it. What is on top? :wink: gary

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:44 am
by Frank
I am not sure if this is 100% correct, but this is the way I have been "reading" this number.
J= jeep
H= Hæren= Army
V= Våpen teknisk = Technical Section
K= Korps = Department

A lot of jeeps was "rebuild" buy the Norwegian Army and if they could not "find" the number they gave them a new one.


Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:56 am
by Fred
Many thanks for your help Frank!!
I looked at Will's pictures and I recognize a couple of mod's I have also on my ex Norwegian MB.

But on my MB the rear panel was cut off and something heavy was bolted into the frame, what for? I don't know...

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:59 am
by Frank
A few of the jeeps where modified with extra rear coil springs and racks for the "recoiless" gun. Late windshield +++. Send me some pictures of your jeep and I will try find out what kind of mods you have.

I have some pictures of the LAST WWII jeep sold from the Norwegian Army. That jeep have all those mods. :cry:

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:28 am
by Guest
hi Frank ,

here are some pics of my jeep: just click on hte link under my name.
But I think you've seen these pics before!

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:35 am
by Fred
as usual!!! post above is mine :lol: