Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

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Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by Ian slatgrill » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:45 am

Hi, I have another Dec 41 in rough shape in need of the following.

Nov/Dec 41 body gusset (early number) This is missing!
Nov/Dec 41 rear seat three piece support brackets, these have been cut off!

Please let me know if you have anything.

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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by 7777kx » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 am

Hello Ian,
I am in the UK and have a '41 built Slat, the areas you are needing are in excellent shape on my Jeep. Do you want some pictures and dimensions of my Jeep to allow you to fabricate something accurate for yours?
Just let me know, kind regards Alan [#111241]

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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by David » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:47 am

7777kx wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 am
Hello Ian,
I am in the UK and have a '41 built Slat, the areas you are needing are in excellent shape on my Jeep. Do you want some pictures and dimensions of my Jeep to allow you to fabricate something accurate for yours?
Just let me know, kind regards Alan [#111241]
#111241 would make it January '42. :wink:

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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by 7777kx » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:53 am

Hi David,
Thanks for your post and yes, the DOD is 12th January 1942. However all the main components on the Jeep carry December casting dates and based upon that, i am [hopefully] correct in assuming the core car is late 41.
It would be interesting to know from the very knowledgeable forum members how long a Jeep took to manufacture and what time spread the parts fitted to it covered.
Any answers much appreciated.

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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by David » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:12 am

It is normal for parts to spend a few weeks on the shelf before being assembled on/into a vehicle, so late Dec 41 casting dates would be correct for a jeep of the 2nd week of January. It doesn't mean the core of the vehicle is 41 though, but it does indicate those parts are very likely original to this jeep.

Our jeep is almost exactly 1000 units older (DOD Jan 8th 1942) and if I remember correctly the axles have assembly (not casting) dates of Jan 5, which would be correct.
Willys MB II0247, body# 13772, d.o.d. 8/1/42


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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by Ian slatgrill » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Hi Alan, thank you for the offer but I do have something already to copy if needed, just wanted original parts really!
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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by 7777kx » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:49 pm

Hello David,
Thank you for your very detailed response about your Jeep, which is very interesting. Would you have any pictures of your Jeep which i could see as am interested to compare my own against it. I have restored my Jeep but am constantly searching for detailed information to improve any areas that are not correct.
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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by David » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:18 am

Anything you need to know in particular? Our jeep isn't exactly the most original one out there, but chassis, body, fenders, hood and windshield are aal original and together since the factory.

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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by Ian slatgrill » Thu May 31, 2018 2:15 am

Still looking for toe board gusset with early number and rear seat brackets
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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by Ian slatgrill » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:56 am

Bump....missed out on toe board gussett yesterday on here!!! Still need these parts please
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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by James W » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:40 am

7777kx wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:53 am
Hi David,
Thanks for your post and yes, the DOD is 12th January 1942. However all the main components on the Jeep carry December casting dates and based upon that, i am [hopefully] correct in assuming the core car is late 41.
It would be interesting to know from the very knowledgeable forum members how long a Jeep took to manufacture and what time spread the parts fitted to it covered.
Any answers much appreciated.
Afternoon, I am also in the UK and have a close family friend who has an early Dec 41 Slat. His has got loads of early bits on it that would suggest its earlier than its DOD. I would assume though, that either they built it early and it failed a final check, or it was just built using older parts.

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Re: Nov/Dec 41 body parts wanted

Post by will champagne » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:09 am

Hi
I have a late 41 dec and I'm trying to restore it as well as I can . I'm looking for good pictures and dimensions of three parts rear seat brackets and the straight piece of metal welded inside the body at the passenger side . I think I will try to make these parts instead of waiting to find good ones . Ihave restored some standard MBs but a slat is very different and restoring one is long hard job . When you are young ,Time is not a so hard ennemy!
have a nice day !!
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W

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