Willys MB 130887

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: Willys MB 130887

Post by h1zelmann » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:43 am

Oh my God,
it is always nice to see how still well-preserved vehicles are in circulation.

I have been wondering how many jeeps there are in the original paint.

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by David » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:00 am

The Regiment Van Heutsz was part of the 38th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd USID 'Indianhead' during the Korean war.

Another marking very rarely encountered is the Dutch military in the Dutch East-Indies 1945-1950, who used loads of WW2 jeeps. Original photos that show the markings are easy to find.

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:20 pm

First time, out in the wild....

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:10 pm

Weather is very good in Europe this year.
Already had a few short trips to get confidence in the Willys.
Just found out that the carb is leaking fuel, which probably causes the bad starting when hot.

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by 70th Division » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:39 am

Hello Frank,

You have created a Masterpiece, like a Rembrandt :D :D :D
Excellent work, and enjoy the great European summer with your great Jeep !!!

Did you sell your original tub to someone who can work on restoring it ?

Please post more pictures as the summer goes along, with your jeep adventures .

Best Regards,

Ray
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 am

Really nice jeep Frank, you should be proud, and yes, its a great summer here in Europe. :D

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by 70th Division » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:57 am

Hello Frank,

I saw a picture of your 5 gallon US Gas Can in an earlier post
that has " Wrecker" written on it.
Do you have any history on it, and where you found it ?
France, Germany, Holland ?

The reason being is that the 275th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division radio call sign and Regimental Code Name
was "Wrecker" , signifying the 275th Infantry Regiment, and was generally called Wrecker during the War.

My father had a "Wrecker" machine gun jeep with his water cooled .30 on dash.

The division's 3 Infantry Regiments were the 274th, 275th, and 276th.
Their regimental code names were Wyoming, Wrecker, and Wriggle.
These names were picked because it was commonly understood that the Germans had a very hard time pronouncing
the " silent W " and could be exposed as Germans if they tried to pronounce the words on the radio or during any contacts.
Here is some info on call signs and code names used by the Trailblazers :
https://www.trailblazersww2.org/history_codes.htm



The 70th entered combat in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, then into Forbach and the Saarland of Germany.

The can looks great !!!
Let me know if you ever want to sell it :D
It would have a great place on the back of my 70th Division Jeep :D :D

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Ray
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:02 am

Hello Ray,

that's a very interesting story!
And gave a lot of nice reading.

I never thought of selling the can.
Let me have a thought of it...remind me of it later please ;)

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by 70th Division » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:37 pm

Hello Frank,

Thanks for the update, will do, and please post more pics of your jeep when you can !
It is almost as beautiful as your beautiful Dutch girls :D :D :D
I have never seen so many beautiful girls anywhere, and so friendly, outside of Holland :D :D :D
Pictures of your jeep and Dutch girls would be the best option , speaking for all the members of the G !!!!

KLM has to have the best and most beautiful stewardesses anywhere as well.


Best Regards,

Ray
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:48 pm

Another weekend with beautifull weather!

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Edit, the pictures do not show indeed, I'll check this tomorrow (Tuesday)
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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by semberae » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 am

Can't see the images. :?:

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:11 am

A lovely jeep, and a happy smiling woman to go with it. Life dont get much better than this. :D

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