Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Nov. 18, 1941 - MB100001 thru Mar. 6, 1942 - MB125809 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
Post Reply
User avatar
tizzard
G-Master Sergeant
G-Master Sergeant
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 am
Location: South-West England

Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by tizzard » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:15 am

Hi

Having now attempted to fit three reproduction early/slat grill petrol tanks I have decided the best option is find (if possible) an original tank in good/restorable condition. If you know of one please let me know!

Thanks

Andy
Willys Slat Grill 123045. Body No.23765. DoD 3 - 25 - 42 .ARN No. 79545
1939 Royal Enfield WD/C 350cc solo motorcycle


User avatar
David
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
Posts: 1924
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:43 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by David » Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:51 am

Not to hijack the topic but I would like to hear what your issues with repro small mouth tanks were, as I was thinking of getting the JMP one when back in stock?

User avatar
tizzard
G-Master Sergeant
G-Master Sergeant
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 am
Location: South-West England

Re: Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by tizzard » Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:27 am

JMP have been very helpful over the issue of the reproduction Slat Grille fuel tank. My first tank was difficult to fit, very tight - it took real ingenuity to fit. After a short time (2 months of use) it became apparent it was faulty and leaking, removing a large area of new paintwork underneath and in the well. JMP exchanged without a problem, for which I thank them and in fairness have always found them very considerate and helpful. The new repro was more difficult to fit than the first requiring some slight, but reversible modification to the fuel tank well to enable fitting. I am a very experienced Jeep owner and it took me around four hours to convince the Jeep it should accept the tank.
Willys Slat Grill 123045. Body No.23765. DoD 3 - 25 - 42 .ARN No. 79545
1939 Royal Enfield WD/C 350cc solo motorcycle

User avatar
David
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
Posts: 1924
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:43 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by David » Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:54 am

Thanks, so it seems their measurements weren't 100% yet? Do you have the original sump?

User avatar
tizzard
G-Master Sergeant
G-Master Sergeant
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 am
Location: South-West England

Re: Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by tizzard » Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:31 am

My vehicle is luckily 100% original with no replacement panels nor filler so yup it has its original sump
Willys Slat Grill 123045. Body No.23765. DoD 3 - 25 - 42 .ARN No. 79545
1939 Royal Enfield WD/C 350cc solo motorcycle

User avatar
David
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
Posts: 1924
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:43 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by David » Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:08 am

That must be nice :lol: The body on mine is mostly original but did require some new patches on the floor and it lost the sump. We replaced it then (25 years ago) with a standard sump, which was the only one available then but looking into a JMP square sump now too, which I guess will have no problem accepting their tank :lol:
Willys MB II0247, body# 13772, d.o.d. 8/1/42

Johnsamschulz
G-Staff Sergeant
G-Staff Sergeant
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 8:56 am
Location:

Re: Wanted - Early petrol Tank (UK)

Post by Johnsamschulz » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:26 am

Did you find an early gas tank? If not I have an early small mouth petrol tank with 3 penny size rust holes in the bottom middle. there has also been a CJ2a style filler tube brazed or soldered to the upper edge of the tank.

I am shipping a 2 complete jeeps to Germany (from California) so postage for the tank would be from Bensheim Germany.

vr

John Schulz


Post Reply

Return to “Slat Grill, early Willys MB”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests