jeep mb 267831

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jeep mb 267831

Post by stere58 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:10 am

good morning
i just find this 1943 jeep with original data plates,fram plate:267831
i fond the original yellow star for gaz on the hood
somebody can help me to find if this car was in the first army in normandy
see photos
regards Emmanuel
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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by twinflyer17 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:41 am

I can't answer your question about whether this jeep was in Normandy, but I'm assuming you're located in France somewhere? I'm actually going to Normandy in a few weeks on vacation :D It would be awesome if you were able to pin point it back to there, though! Definitely looks like a solid and very complete original MB. Congrats on the find and welcome to the G!
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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:40 am

What a cracking find, it seems that finds like this are getting scarce, but they still keep surfacing, which is GREAT. :D

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Post by MB399579 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Hello,
Congratulations ! great find !
What is the date on the data plate 9/27/43 or 8/27/43 ?
Thanks
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Post by horrocks » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:44 am

Gas warning paint on the hood star?

Visible on a well-known photo of Jeeps in a landing craft on D-Day. I have never seen another photo showing them.
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Post by jedburgh » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:16 am

The gaz painting is characteristic vehicles of the battle of Normandy
My Messenger was rests of this paint arround the white star.
Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by stere58 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:00 am

good morning everybody
thank you for your answer
the jeep as a early gpw engine
and i think it was changed in 1945 by the us army
first production in 1943 with the prestone 43 on the hood and i can see another prestone 45 on the hood
i am sorry by my bad english i stay in the center of france
thanks Emmanuel

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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:16 am

Your English is fine Emmanuel, keep them pictures coming on the restoration please . :D

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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by stere58 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:12 am

hi
i do not thing sand blasting the car i want to keep it the original paint just make the mechanic to go on omaha beach with an original car

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Post by horrocks » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:51 am

stere58 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:12 am
hi
i do not thing sand blasting the car i want to keep it the original paint just make the mechanic to go on omaha beach with an original car
Excellent decision. This is a piece of history, preservation rather than restoration.
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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by stere58 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:25 am

hi every body
yesterday first starting of the engine all work !!see some engine photo
Emmanuel
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Post by Bangle 99 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:08 pm

What is the serial number of your block? By my calculations, by 19 Jan 43 you should have a PCV valve.
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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by stere58 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:40 am

hi bangle99 the engine is a ford number 33.. so a 42 on the bonnet we can see prestone 43 and another prestone 45 i thing that the engine was changed at this date
do you agree whith that regards Emmanuel

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Post by Bangle 99 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:29 am

Since you’re going to leave it as is, it doesn’t matter. :)
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Re: jeep mb 267831

Post by 3.6rs » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:39 am

stere58 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:00 am
...with the prestone 43 on the hood and i can see another prestone 45 on the hood
...
Apparently the 43 paint was better then the 45...

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