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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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Chuck Lutz » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:48 pm

I kinda like jedburgh's approach to the restoration....
1) Remove a part
2) Restore that part
3) Remove another part
4) Restore that part


(Repeat)

Most guys seem to tear everything apart, put every thing in plastic bags with the hardware and tags identifying it and then start the restoration process....

This approach acknowledges that the restoration will be a LONG process and does make keeping everything in an orderly fashion and together pretty easy.

Bon Chance!
Chuck Lutz

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:23 pm

I already have the experience of the restoration of my first Jeep.
And I decided for that this to make otherwise.
Defuse parts, by parts,and redo them as one goes along.
It is less the shambles in the garage!
For screws, I would look occasionally.
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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 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:38 pm

Hello:

Here is the day work:
Painting:
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Dismantling, cleaning and control:
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Oups, water in steering box:
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Water in steering box:
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Dismantling:
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axle:
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it's used:
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Thre is still of brake fluid, good !
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And well, tomorrow cleaning of all this !
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 sutts » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:15 am

Great pictures Jedburgh! Thanks for making the bolt markings clear for me. I'll add them to the spreadsheet.

Cheers,

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Deepee » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:42 pm

Merci pour cette restauration bien documentée. Je suis votre blog pas à pas.

For my English speaking friends: Thanks for this well documented restoration. I'm following your blog, step by step.


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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:35 pm

Merçi , j'essaye au max de faire des photos puisque elle est quasi ds son jus !
Et puis si ca peux aider d'autres ....
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Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Gdcast » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:13 am

Hi Guillaume!

Great find!
I'll be keeping an eye on your progress.

Best regards,
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:04 am

Hello;

I ended to wash my master cylinder.
Unfortunately I had to it to break the cork of filling to defuse it.
He is going to need that I find one.
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I found belts of door, but I know not so they are original:
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by MB399579 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:41 am

Hello Jedburgh,
Your safety door straps are not US, they are typically french.
Willys MB 399579 - December 44
Register number (I've found it ! ) 20661416 S
Nickname "Peggy" (I've found it too !!!)
If you know a woman called Peggy, around 80 years old...

1944 Bantam T-3 - ACM# 114246

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:53 pm

Merçi , je les aies vendues , car j'ai eu la réponse sur un autre forum .
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Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:30 am

Hi every body !

I do not too much have time to post here ( long translation), but the jeep moves forward not bad.
Master cylinder is reconditionned, the tube of head cylinder also redoes, and the tank is in the process of being rebuilt.
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by ArmySailor » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:25 am

I don't know enough to give you any useful advice but I can give you a digital pat on the back for finding, saving and preserving a magnificent piece of history... both yours and ours. Bon chance!
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:59 am

Thanks !
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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 1942ford » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:06 am

Hi Jedburgh,

That's a fabulous MB you found and a superb restoration sir - well done!!!

I'm English, but I lived in Toulouse (EADS - Satellite Industry) and would spend many, many hours driving through the beautiful French countryside looking for Jeeps on my days off - I never found one...I found many 1920's & 30's cars, but never a Jeep, so I'm very jealous of you for finding such a beauty! :D

Keep up the good work - your MB deserves it!

Guy. 8)

PS - Which area/region of France are you from???
'If its Old, Green & Smells Funny - I'll probably like it!


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& GPW-272270 - Sam's June '45 (Louisville) built 'VLP' (DoD: 6.12.45)

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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by vynx » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:41 am

1942ford wrote:Hi Jedburgh,

That's a fabulous MB you found and a superb restoration sir - well done!!!

I'm English, but I lived in Toulouse (EADS - Satellite Industry) and would spend many, many hours driving through the beautiful French countryside looking for Jeeps on my days off - I never found one...I found many 1920's & 30's cars, but never a Jeep, so I'm very jealous of you for finding such a beauty! :D

Keep up the good work - your MB deserves it!

Guy. 8)

PS - Which area/region of France are you from???
Looks that EADS is plenty of war time jeep fans :D I work on Getafe plant
Best regards!

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