1943 MB 209528 project "Louise"

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
D_Conrad
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Re: 1943 MB 209528 project

Post by D_Conrad » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:20 pm

It's been a while since I've posted an update. Here's everything I've done.

I removed the motor, transmission and transfer case from the frame and started to disassemble it in order to have it machined.
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Once I got everything off the frame we noticed it was pretty significantly bent. My dad and I made a bracket and used a hydraulic press to straighten it out. The front crossmember was badly damaged so that was removed and one from a doner frame was put in its place. We used the fenders and grill to ensure the crossmember was straight and the distance between the two frame rails was correct.
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1943 Willys MB (slow restoration in progress)
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Re: 1943 MB 209528 project

Post by Ed Roberts » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:09 pm

D_C: Carry on. See the hill? Take the hill. Most important in your post, to me, was "my dad and I..." Our stuff is so much more than vehicles.
Best to you and your Dad,
Eddie
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Re: 1943 MB 209528 project

Post by D_Conrad » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:05 am

Thank you very much. The best part has been working on it with my dad. We went to a local event a couple years ago and that sparked my interest again and I got searous about finding one. I've always wanted one since I can remember.
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1943 Willys MB (slow restoration in progress)
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Re: 1943 MB 209528 project "Louise"

Post by Ez8 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:51 pm

Another February 1943 MB! Greetings from 2-25-1943!
MB# 215159 D.O.D 2-25-43
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Re: 1943 MB 209528 project "Louise"

Post by D_Conrad » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:25 am

Very nice! I havent been able to work much with it. Unfortunately it's been too hat as of lately to do much but I hope to make some progress over the cooler months now that they are here. Still have some work to do with the frame
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