MB 383324 from France

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MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:03 pm

Hello,
I just bought a new toy not far from home. Not in good shape, the jeep seems to have make heavy work during its life , and have a strange system added on the rear body (any idea ?).
The tub was covered by some patches of fiber glass to hide rust holes, at usual places. A lot of others patchworks on the body floor too. First registration dates from 1949, probably sold by French Surplus.
All the parts are mainly US, and the engine is unfortunately a " 641087 LW 11 A N1 CR N2" , which means CJ2A I guess.
Your comments are welcome, thanks.
Florent
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:12 pm

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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:15 pm

Home made tank !
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by hell-fire » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:47 am

Great Jeep,

You have some work ahead of you but an excellent starting point, like you I have no idea what the purpose of the modification under the rear wheel well is for, best of luck with it and once again I like it.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:26 am

Thanks John. I like it too, mainly because the frame # and the body # are matching.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by sjalbert » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:02 am

It looks like a good candidate for restoration. You're correct that the engine is post war and probably from a CJ2A.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by GP1942 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:46 am

Comparer a ceux qu'ont trouve ici, il est comme neuf votre MB !!! :wink:
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:12 am

Thanks for you comments et Merci au Cousin Quebecois !
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Mark Baker » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:29 pm

Ford style leaf spring clips.....
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by jedburgh » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:39 pm

Salut et bienvenu .
belle jeep avec un peu de taf mais rien d'insurmontable.
t'es de quel coin en France ?
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:18 pm

Yes Mark your are right.

Salut Jedburgh
Merci de tes commentaires. Je suis en Champagne.

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Hood seems to be a '43 Ford without greasegun.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Oilleaker1 » Fri May 01, 2015 5:33 am

You have a GPW hood! After 70 plus years, it's amazing they are still in existance. Great pictures, Thanks, John
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by jedburgh » Fri May 01, 2015 11:44 am

En champagne ?
de la Marne ?
je suis de Troyes
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Fri May 01, 2015 2:38 pm

Oui, de la Marne, à coté de Châlons.
J'ai eu l'historique de cette Jeep , elle avait été achetée justement à Troyes chez un ferrailleur, en 1976.
J'ai vu que c'était toi qui avait trouvé la Jeep "Messenger " . Quelle trouvaille ! Moi, je pense que je l'aurais laissé dans son jus...
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Sat May 02, 2015 5:02 am

Cleaning and inspection continue :
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