Serial numbers and dates

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Re: Serial numbers and dates

Post by Scrumps » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:15 pm

Hi,

My casting date is 8-17 and my Date of Delivery is 8-24-44.

Yours is 13 days after mine.

There is no direct relationship between engine numbers and chassis numbers as Willy’s engines went into other things like generators.

I’d estimate a DoD around 7th Sept ‘44 and a chassis number around MB37500.

For that date the body number should be around 116000.

It looks like you have a mis-matched body & chassis.

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Re: Serial numbers and dates

Post by Chuck Lutz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:11 pm

Scrumps….if by "chassis number around MB37500" you are indicating what would be stamped on the metal tag affixed to the left frame horn, remember that Willys started with "MB-100001".
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Re: Serial numbers and dates

Post by sjalbert » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:59 am

Scrumps probably meant around 375000 and left off a zero :wink:
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Re: Serial numbers and dates

Post by Scrumps » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:55 am

Hi,

Correct, fat fingers, my MB is 364XXX, hence the 375000(!) estimate.

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Re: Serial numbers and dates

Post by Pbabau » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks to all for the reply.
If anyone can give some more information it will be apreciated.
Best regards from Portugal

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