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USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:14 pm
by blitz67
I have added two Jeeps to my collection over the last week, the first is a 1945 Willys MB USMC ambulance Jeep, Ser# 419??? Frame tag is partially melted and data plates are gone. Original engine, I switched out the civy head with a correct MB head cleaned it up, the GPW front bumoper is just for mock up as I am cleaning up the frame horns, it had a winch and supporting steel that weighed in just at 500 pounds! I didn't have time to get really good pictures as a 45 GPW showed up a few days later, it was at a sale at the local flea market.I'll post more pictures of it in the unrestored forum Thanks to Jay from JaysWW2Jeeps for finding me the ambulance Jeep, I just asked him to find me one two weeks ago, now that's service!

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:17 pm
by blitz67
Engine number and frame tag

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:19 pm
by blitz67
45 GPW 259495, Found as you see it!

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:00 pm
by Mark Tombleson
My jeep was a California surplus jeep and the vin number was the same as the frame number.

Look and see if any previous registration information will help you!

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:30 pm
by ajlang
blitz67 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:19 pm
45 GPW 259495, Found as you see it!
Very nice Blitz. How is the rear seat attached over the wheel/toolbox area?
Can you also post a closeup of the sliding latch for the rear door?
Thanks,
Andy

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:40 pm
by blitz67
It just has two small screws, I'll post some better pictures tonight, actually looks very hastily done.

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:15 am
by Mark Jesic
A bit of work ahead of you Blitz ,but a nice find, keep us posted on progress, especially the USMC ambulance jeep. I was interested by the back seat going over the tool box lid, never seen that before.

Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:55 am
by Greendot319
Lovely 45 GPW, very envious!