MB in Belgium

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MB in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Sun May 26, 2013 1:42 am

Here is my MB, Purchased rusty but relatively complete :lol:

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the restoration was complete, chassis repair, broken rivets, beam bending, etc. :roll:
all mechanical parts redone, motor blocked, axles, gear box.
many parts Ford, front axles, gear box, seat, steering, pistons, cramshaft, propeller shaft, headlight, all these pieces are put on the jeep making a REAL mix :wink:

I am looking for people with a MB with a chassis number close to mine.
Chassis number: 239886
registral original numbers discovered after pickling: 20341510

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1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
1944 MBT trailer
194? Autocar M2 (project)

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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Lester Senn » Sun May 26, 2013 6:55 am

Prestone,nice restoration.Did you patch the cut up body or use a replacement body tub?My MB is a little older than yours.It is chassis number MB204147 Jan 19 1943 DOD.Again nice jeep.
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by gerrykan » Sun May 26, 2013 10:24 am

Excellent work prestone43! 8)
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:54 am

Roy and Lester thanks for your compliments

the body of the jeep rebuilt in part with the original parts, sides and floor are remanufactured parts.

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1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
1944 MBT trailer
194? Autocar M2 (project)

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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by horrocks » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:01 am

I would say almost certainly an ex-British army Jeep, down to the cut-away door panels - I have seen others that were pretty much identical, and seem to have been a modification to either/both accommodate doors or to allow a high-ranking officer to alight at parades more gracefully than would otherwise be the case.

Beautifully restored, but a shame you didn't keep the other Brit features such as the relocated blackout markers.
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:36 pm

after the jeep ..... the trailer of course.
during its recovery the chassis had a hook and reinforcements such as tandem trailer, socket was not present.
the body of the trailer is completely rebuilt,
full frame, spring and wheels are the original ones
the plate is an original, no markings found, is one willys mbt

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still finishes and it is good to roll

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1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
1944 MBT trailer
194? Autocar M2 (project)

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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Chuckman84 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:14 pm

stick you a piece of lumber under those batteries- its not so healthy leaving them on concrete like that. dont remember why at the moment, but it does make a difference in them losing their charge.

-Im just jealous you're finished....


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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:59 pm

hey Chukman

no reason to be jealous

Here the finite set

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the rear markings are original

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still making the connection back

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1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:51 am

Hi Prestone,

Could you post a photo of the frame serial number tag ? Hood number 20341510 looks to have had a frame serial number close to 249886 rather than 239886 as in your above post.
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Boyso » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:39 am

Someone gave it a french name in the first image on the hood too :P

Still calling 'her Martine? Great work!
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Hammerhead » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:13 am

Beautiful work on both the jeep and the trailer!! You have every right to be very proud of your finished products!! I'm glad to see you taking them out on the road too so others can enjoy your handiwork. Congrats again on an outstanding job on both!
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Navarre » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:06 pm

Hello. Nice restoration and good looking jeep.

It looks to be an ex British Army jeep.

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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by mdajeep » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:49 am

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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Remko » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:06 pm

Hi,

didn't you have any issuesplacing the struts for the extra pintle.

I resored my original MBT with tandem setup but at first just for being a trailer.
This year i will make it a tandem again.
Only issue is that the strut interfears with the rear bolt of the spring hanger.

My trailer had some reinforcement plates welded on the frame to place the rear spring hanger 3"further back to clear the tamdem strut and place longer (jeep rear) springs.

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Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:36 pm
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Re: MB in Belgium

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:07 am

Prestone….

Any chance you can post a close-up pic of the original Data Plate and do you know what the ACM number is under the left front spring hanger bracket is?

I'm guessing it is a Sept/Oct 1943 DOD and the ACM number in the 75,xxx range. Serial Number around 73,xxx or 74,xxx. That would be based on the USA number (0244292) you are using. All this would help me estimate missing info for other 1/4 Ton Trailer owners.

If you have the same or some of the same info on the trailer in the background, I would appreciate that as well!

Thanks!
Chuck Lutz

GPW 17963 4/24/42 Chester, PA. USA 20113473 (USA est./Tom W.)
GPW 108552 4/17/43 Louisville, KY. USA 20371278 (DOD est./Tom W.)
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