Jeep Willys MB 44

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by YLG80 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:36 am

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Ciney Nl

Very nice restoration ! Congratulations
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But for the sake of accuracy, Ciney and its nice beer are in Belgium, not in the Netherlands.
The giant Militaria Expo is over there and you can have a Ciney beer while shopping for military stuff...
This is where I met your guys of AUTOPLACHTY NEKVASIL :wink: .
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:52 am

Hi Yves, I'm so sorry I somehow got it wrong, :-) thank you for the praise, it's a pity that the Ciney expo is canceled, I was really looking forward to it and now before finishing the jeep I would need to buy a lot of small things there, just canvas straps, those from Nekvasil I don't like it very much .-), so maybe in the autumn we will meet there and have a beer :-)

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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by YLG80 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:15 am

You could contact Philippe in Gerpinnes, just a little further to Ciney for you :wink:
He is the best man in the world. He has many original parts and he proposes reasonable prices.

Contact here;
https://philippejeep.com/contact.html
English is ok with him.
Better to shoot him an email with your requirements.
He is my favorite supplier and located very close to where I'm living. So only advantages.

If you need gears pinions etc .., he has a link with an Italian manufacturer for gears made from the original drawings.
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:32 am

Hi Yves, thank you for the tip for the perfect site .... I will definitely use it for shopping, I need a NOS fuel gauge so maybe they will have it, I tried to order it from Army Jeep Parts and it didn't work :-( I didn't even answer with regards Milan.

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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:39 am

.. so again a slight progress ... and the first ride :-) and rides great .... the first Jeep in which I drove as a co-driver for the first time in my life 26 years ago, the first Jeep I ever bought, and the first Jeep which I drove for the first time in my life yesterday :-) it's a very first time ....

I'm missing the right NOS speedometer( Motometer,King Seeley) and NOS thermometer ... if anyone has for sale please let me know ..... :D
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 pm

so in the end it turned out well for Army Jeep Parts, and even the order has already arrived, so great joy :-) and the order from TJ Zackman(thank you very much) radiator seal set arrived, and it is already installed :-)

I'm still looking for a NOS speedometer, does anyone happen to have it for sale ...
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Wed May 12, 2021 11:32 am

Today a first aid kit arrived from Peter Ferris I am very happy it is very nice :-) ....and a new star came out in the sky :-) :D
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by 70th Division » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:47 am

Hello Milan,

You jeep looks almost complete !!

Do you have any updates ?

The star looks great, and I really like the tall numbers that you will put on her.

I will do the same on my 43 GPW soon.


Keep up your great works !!!

Best Regards,
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:32 pm

Hi Ray, my girlfriend got covid , so I had other worries , but luckily it worked out well :-), some new accessories and parts came in so I'm going to fit them : -), I'm having a bit of a problem with the gearbox , when I shift out of neutral it doesn't go into gear , I have to take the gear shift lever out and reinstall it then it works for a while , I changed the gear shift boot , but that didn't help , I'll try changing the gearbox cover , I also tried a different gear lever that didn't help either and it popped out , a few more little things to tweak , registration at the office and I'll be done : -), otherwise the spring seats from AAMFGCW are fantastic I am very happy with them, then I managed to get a NOS decontaminator with holder from a friend of yours , I still have to think where to mount it :-) Regards Milan.
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by 70th Division » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:29 pm

Hello Milan,

I hope all is well with your girl friend and you !!!
That chinese bio weapon germ warfare creation is a nasty thing.
I assume they were not alone in creating it either.

Your jeep parts look great, but those seat cushions will be remarkable !!!

I plan to order a set for my 1943 GPW soon.
Good luck on the transmission rebuild, I have to learn about them soon.

Keep us posted ,
and stay safe !!

Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:50 pm

Slight progress again :-) , a few more details and it will be done , the problem with the gearbox removed , now it shifts beautifully , finish the registration at the office and can ride :-) I would like to thank the members of this group for their help , advice and sale of parts , which helped me a lot with regards Milan . :)
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by karaya » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:52 pm

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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by 70th Division » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:08 pm

Hello Milan,

A word to describe your Jeep :

INCREDIBLE !!!


You did it !!!!!
And you did it quick ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
What you have achieved is an inspiration to all of us still working away on our jeeps !!!
What a beautiful Jeep you have now, to enjoy the history, and keep it alive !!!

The beautiful Czech countryside, outstanding !!

I will drink a beer to your efforts ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Even a red tab on the gas can !!

Keep us updated ,

And please keep posting pictures when you get her to events, and castles, and wherever you drive her.


Best Regards,
Ray
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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by JAB » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:26 pm

Beautiful!
-Jeff

GR8GPN2U!!!

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Re: Jeep Willys MB 44

Post by Av8er » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:17 pm

Fantastic work, congratulations. I particularly like your font, more natural hand cut style stencil markings, and dull white paint that add a period feel to the vehicle markings. There is one thing you may want to take into consideration. Many period photographs of Airborne assigned Jeeps show that the Airborne Regiments tended to mark their Regiment designation as โ€˜PIโ€™ for Parachute Infantry rather than โ€˜Iโ€™ for Infantry. Though it was not authorized according to the regulation for vehicle markings, it was apparent that the Airborne Regiments ignored the officially authorized Infantry designation, likely to separate themselves from โ€œlegโ€ Infantry.
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