my new MB 90% original ww2

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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my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:40 pm

Hello everybody

My name is Guillaume, and i already a MB of july 44 restaured by me.
I discovered near my village a unrestored Willys at 90 % completed !
This jeep it was in verry good conditions and it was all this marking.
It was all matching number .
This Dod is december 9 1943.
I bought this jeep because i'am folling in love this !!!!!
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Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
Bantam trailer sérial body 116858 dod august 44

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by lowbonnet » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:44 pm

Wow! :shock: that's fantastic!It even has the (Normandy?) landing mark on the windscreen (the horizontal stripes). I am sure somebody can tell you what it means. Congratulations!
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:46 pm

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Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
Bantam trailer sérial body 116858 dod august 44

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm

lowbonnet wrote:Wow! :shock: that's fantastic!It even has the (Normandy?) landing mark on the windscreen (the horizontal stripes). I am sure somebody can tell you what it means. Congratulations!

Thanks , for the TQM code I would like knowledge has that it unit they are connected !
Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
Bantam trailer sérial body 116858 dod august 44

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Kurt1968 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:50 pm

Guillaume,


That's a great find ! I am sure that you can find more pieces of history in your country !
I like the picture with your other jeep beside your discovery.

félicitations !!!


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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by GP1942 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi Guillaume
really a great find, :D
I'd love to live in your country.
here, when you find a jeep, it's really a wreck
especially on the East Coast. :evil:
Congratulations and give us your news.
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by El-Rancho-Decomposo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:29 pm

Nice!! Uncovering those markings will be really uncovering history. I sometimes feel like the jeeps we find stateside were only used for beer runs... :D

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Post by macaddict23 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:52 pm

El-Rancho-Decomposo wrote:I sometimes feel like the jeeps we find stateside were only used for beer runs... :D
LOL!

Where's the "Like" button?

That is the funniest line I've read in this forum.
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Post by Jim Kilbourne » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:36 pm

very well done!

i make the hood number as 20457599...

the windshield skin appears to have 'Messenger' stenciled on it...

I cant read the full engine number, but first three digits are 335 and could be the original..

what is the body tub number...I think this is an all matching set of numbers...
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by macaddict23 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:04 pm

Jim Kilbourne wrote:i make the hood number as 20457599...
I see 20437599.
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Einar » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:11 am

Guillaume,

Great find, and most interesting pictures.
The body looks very solid and straight. Really awesome.
The climate must be very kind in your part of Europe, since the beautiful miss still smiles even she's stored outside :D :D

Many of us would say this is a jeep is a preservation candidate. They are far to seldom you know.
There's a big knowledge and historical value in keeping such treasures "as is". Hope you can make it Guillaume, and find all the support you need in how to do it here.

Thanks for sharing your pictures, and for taking care of her :wink:

Einar F.
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WIllys MB 1945
Willys MBT 1943
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by hell-fire » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:17 am

Fantastic Jeep & A truly awesome find, what we all dream of.

Good luck with it.
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Ian Mastin » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:19 am

G'day Guillaume,

Congrats on you new fine :shock: keep us up to date if your plans are to restore it.


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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:51 am

Hello Guillaume,

Super find and again welcome to G503!! The MVPA sells a book that lists the Normandy codes by number, stripes and unit. It is listed in the Supply Room at this link https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/shopp ... e6d73233f1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; .

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by acespast » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:53 am

Well done,a real jem,keep us informed. :D
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