MB 424534

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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MB 424534

Post by EvansMB » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:12 am

Hello all, I recently purchased my 1945 MB #424534. Found it on Craigslist in New York after a lengthy search. The body and frame are what you would expect from new england. It has a CJ-2A engine but It retains its original transmission and transfer case. I have 3 out of 5 combat rims, this will be a long term restoration that I will be undertaking. I will post pics as often as I can. Thanks!

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Re: MB 424534

Post by IvorGPW » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:19 pm

Sounds like a good project. I will be interested to see pictures of your progress.
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Re: MB 424534

Post by Boyso » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:15 pm

Eager to see and welcome to the rust belt my friend! :D
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Re: MB 424534

Post by Beers » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:47 pm

Congrats on the MB purchase Evans, looking forward to seeing the photos! :)
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Re: MB 424534

Post by EvansMB » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:21 am

Couple pictures...

When I picked up the jeep it had a really horrible aluminum top on it.
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I made quick work of removing the top when I got the jeep home...
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Re: MB 424534

Post by EvansMB » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:25 am

Heres where I am right now. I got the bubba plow frame removed and found some serious frame issues that I will have to address. The tub is really rough but I will be saving as much original sheet metal as possible.
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Re: MB 424534

Post by Mark Jesic » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:25 am

Looks a good project, glad that horrible top has gone, and please keep us posted. :D

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Re: MB 424534

Post by Michael O. » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:28 pm

Not a bad looking MB. All that rust and damage can be repaired. I would highly recommend that you restore your original tub rather than going the easy route and buying a reproduction tub for it. Can you please post a photo of the nomenclature plate and your frame serial number tag?

I look forward to seeing some photos as your project progresses!
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Re: MB 424534

Post by EvansMB » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:14 pm

Michael O. wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:28 pm
Not a bad looking MB. All that rust and damage can be repaired. I would highly recommend that you restore your original tub rather than going the easy route and buying a reproduction tub for it. Can you please post a photo of the nomenclature plate and your frame serial number tag?

I look forward to seeing some photos as your project progresses!
The original Tub is getting restored. My intention is to keep as much of the original Jeep as possible. I will get some pictures of the data plates and frame tag asap, thankfully they match!

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Re: MB 424534

Post by EvansMB » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:25 pm

Data plates and body number as requested:
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I believe the stamp on the body gusset is 204743
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Re: MB 424534

Post by EvansMB » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:19 pm

Further frame triage. I think both front horns will need to be replaced from the crossmember forward. They have been cracked and re-welded and are pretty much junk. Can anyone recommend someone in the Connecticut/Rhode Island area that does quality welding and repairs? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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