USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by tractor12 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:02 pm

MZ2 391502. Body 150260 owner Javier in texas
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by MB42 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:26 am

Mark Tombleson wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:27 pm
That is interesting, Bob.

MB-380918 belongs to Hiki du Plassis out of South Africa and has this MZ-2 data plate on it.

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My file on this jeep has 5 photos... several showing what appears to be a T90 transmission. No photos of the engine or the engine number.

I have tried to reestablish contact with him without any positive result.
Hi Mark, since we last communicated, a lot has happened to this jeep. A guy that I entrusted to rebuild the tub, seat frames and frame/chassis, basically "stole" it and sold it to some party that I still need to locate. This guy was located in Cape Town, South Africa and mine was not the first one going that way. I fortunately kept the fenders, hood, engine (which was incorrect for that model), transmission, transfer case, propshafts and diffs. Regards

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:02 am

Sorry to hear your body and frame are gone.

I hope you get them back and can continue with your restoration.
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by volunteercheng » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:59 pm

I found an MZ in Bakersfield, CA.
Frame number MB-270006, Engine Number MB307477, body number unknown at this time.

Awaiting delivery to determine any possible unit markings.

As a navy guy this was my needle in a haystack. Thanks to Javier for getting me struck with the fever with my first GPW-15897 that is under restoration in Jacksonville FL. Found the drab numbers on 15897 so feeling lucky maybe I can find something in this Navy jeep.

This will make my first MB to add to my 5 GPW’s that are in different stages of restoration, and my MBT Trailer I have.

LT Dan!
42' GPW 15897, 5-11, USA20124002-S Dallas, TX
42' GPW 18021, 4-24, USA20113254 est/Tom Louisville, Ky
42' GPW 35512, 6-09, USA201283XX est/Tom Chester, PA
42' GPW 87285, 12-15,
43' MZ MB-270006, Oct 43, Engine MB-307477
43' MBT 20859, 6-16-43
44' Converto, USA0877833
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:11 am

Great, LT Dan, we look forward to the body number, which should be 4 digits and lots of photos!
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by volunteercheng » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:18 am

Mark,

Will Do. I will start my build thread this weekend when I have time to post pictures through my laptop. Right now they are just on my phone. I sent some to Javier. It looks pretty in good shape. Tom said that it looks like this one is from an undocumented batch of MZ-2s. Body number should be in the high 39XX to 40xx range.

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42' GPW 15897, 5-11, USA20124002-S Dallas, TX
42' GPW 18021, 4-24, USA20113254 est/Tom Louisville, Ky
42' GPW 35512, 6-09, USA201283XX est/Tom Chester, PA
42' GPW 87285, 12-15,
43' MZ MB-270006, Oct 43, Engine MB-307477
43' MBT 20859, 6-16-43
44' Converto, USA0877833
42' Pole Trailer

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by volunteercheng » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Mark,

About to read your chapter in Lloyd’s book. Hope to learn some more in-depth knowledge while I wait on my jeep. Thanks to Javier and Mark V as well for answering some questions on the phone tonight.

LT
42' GPW 15897, 5-11, USA20124002-S Dallas, TX
42' GPW 18021, 4-24, USA20113254 est/Tom Louisville, Ky
42' GPW 35512, 6-09, USA201283XX est/Tom Chester, PA
42' GPW 87285, 12-15,
43' MZ MB-270006, Oct 43, Engine MB-307477
43' MBT 20859, 6-16-43
44' Converto, USA0877833
42' Pole Trailer

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by tractor12 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Your welcome just ask between us Marks, Javier and Fred hopefully one of us has the answer
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