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Welcome to the WWII Jeep Message   Brian French   9:12 pm sunday march 31, 2002
Hello everyone and welcome to the WWII MB/GPW Jeep Message Board.
Sincerely,
Brian French


I appreciate your dedication to veterans   Sandor Mesterhazy   11:38 pm monday april 1, 2002
Brian,
I appreciate your dedication to veterans at the end of your auctions. During WW2 people in my country did not have too much of a choice, but to serve on the Fascist's side. It was not the case with my grandfather, a veteran of WW1,  since he was in a forced labor battalion for political reasons and was forced to perform unarmed military duty (digging tank traps and trenches under enemy fire on the Russian front). My father was too young to be drafted into the army, but in the last days of the war he was in a death march of hundreds of young boys in Bavaria when he was liberated by American GIs. He told me that the American soldiers were driving their jeeps in the fields  along the road end escorted them to a nearby aid station. I grew up on that story and I could literally see the GIs piled on their jeeps handing out chocolate bars to the boys who were dragging themselves along the road.  I always wanted to be "there". That's how the collection began. I recently volunteered a D-Day display for Bob Slaughter, a DDay veteran who was invited to a popular talk show on Hungarian TV. The veteran was a very nice person and we could spend some time together. I also built a mannequin based on his original photo. So much about the collection. Best regards! Sandor Mesterhazy 

Tech Question: id numbers  d. joly   9:42 pm friday april 5, 2002
i am trying to verify a 41 jeep i found and i was wondering where to locate numbers to see if it is all orinal. any help would be greatly apriciated. thanx d. joly

 re: Tech Question: id numbers   Brian French   9:45 pm friday april 5, 2002
there are 3 places for #'s
1)  on the 4 dash board plates in front of the passenger - middle plate is the serial# plate (theses plates are often missing)
2) on the engine block - passenger side - front top side on a machined pad  it is directly behind oil filter and usually covered with 1 inch of grease grime & dirt
3a) for willys - on the front frame horn. on a little metal tag behind front bumper on drivers side - you almost have to stick your head in between the rad. grill and the bumper and then turn it to drivers side to see tag on plate that the leafspring shackle attaches to.
3b) for ford - open hood, on top of drivers side frame rail - stamped directly into frame - usually found between shock mount & motor mount
Brian French
Brian's Military Jeeps of WWII
Lake Forest, CA
SCMVCC since 1983 -  Keep 'em Rolling



Tech Question: 2 Questions on MBT / M100 Jeep Trailers Bill Morton   2:59 pm monday april 22, 2002
Brian,
Good to see you back. You've done a great job on putting this site together. Would appreciate it if you would entertain a question:

(1) I converted an 1/4 ton M-100 trailer into an MBT by cutting off the handles on the tub and replacing the brake handle, lights, wiring and b/o switch. The only thing left to go is the lunette. Wasn't the lunette smaller for the MBT? If it is, and if I found one, would it fit in the same socket I still have from when it was an M-100?
Thanks, Bill Morton Jacksonville, FL

 re: Tech Question: 2 Questions on MBT / M100 Jeep Trail   Brian French   3:28 pm monday april 22, 2002
Here are some tidbits re: Lunettes and receivers.
Re: Receivers:
MBT - 3/4 of cast socket hole section is above main part of cast bracket.
M100 - 1/2 of cast socket hole section is above main part of cast bracket.
M416 - has 2 cast socket holes in main part of cast bracket.

MBT and M100 cast brackets fit the same in the frame.
MBT and M416 lunette eyes are interchangeable.

Re: Lunettes
MBT Lunette eyes were thinner diameter.
M416 Lunette eyes are very thick diameter.

Now for the rub:
MBT and M416 lunettes and the sockets they go into, were cut at the same angle or bevel.
M100 lunettes and sockets were cut at a different angle. They don't mate to the M416/MBT
stuff, even though they look so similar to them

I swap M416 & MBT lunettes back and forth between my MBT's, but
none of the NOS lunettes I had fit in the NOS M100 receivers.

Additional trivia:
Re: Landing Legs
MBT landing leg has 3 positions (3 holes). There was a 1/2 way up
position (stated for deep mud use to help support weight of trailer in deep mud conditions)
M100 and M416 only had 2 positions for landing leg - up or down.

That all said, your choices are;
1) Leave it alone with M100 stuff.
2) Find both MBT receiver and MBT or M416 Lunette.
3) Visit machine shop to investigate having lunettes milled to mate up to your receiver.

Hope this helps. Good luck, Brian

 re: Tech Question: 2 Questions on MBT / M100 Jeep Trail Bill Morton   8:26 pm tuesday april 23, 2002
Brian,
Thanks for the most thorough answers to my questions about M-100 and MBT Lunette's. Its the most intelligent and thorough overview of the situation I've ever been able to get from anyone - really appreciate it. I would like to convert it to mbt, but the odds of finding both the receiver, and the lunette, is is probably about the same as
winning the lottery. If by chance you ever run across either, would appreciate your keeping me in mind. In the meantime I'll certainly watching your site grow.
Best regards, Bill



Tech Question:  42 Ford GPW on Willys Frame  John Lillie   7:22 pm saturday april 20, 2002
I recently acquired a 42 Ford GPW....pretty rough but intact. It all looks original, the body does not appear to have ever been removed. However, the Ford tub sits on a Willys frame. I have heard that in early Ford production, they used Willys frames; is that true? This comes with the early style gas tank (small filler). Where do I find frame numbers, etc., and where could I look this up? John Lillie

 re: Tech Question: 42 Ford GPW on Willys Frame   Brian French   7:42 pm saturday april 20, 2002
hi John,
yes it is true, there were 9-10,000 of the first GPW's put on willys type frames.
the serial #'s are going to be out of order with gaps as well.
it is not unheard of to have a GPW in the 15,000 range and still be on one of the first willys style frames. this is because Ford used an accounting method that was based on the MAIN unit being the engine serial#.  As engines were made they were stamped with a serial# and tagged with additional wire tie tags with the same #.  As the engines were made, they were moved to the engine storage room to await delivery to the assembly line.  The first engines made (and therefore lower in serial#) would be put in the room first - in the back, with later, higher # 'rd engines going in front of them.  The engines were sent to the assembly line as they were stacked, not in
numerical order.  This means that the 1st 9,000 engines did not necessarily go on the 1st 9,000 frames.  Some of the later ford frames got early engines, and vice versa.
Re: your Q. on serial # location.  The serial# will be stamped on top of the drivers side frame rail. it will start & end with a 5 pointed star.   Open your hood and look down on top of the drivers side frame rail between the front Motor Mount and the Radiator Mount***.  there is usually some grease, rust, dirt, and old paint to deal with.  bring a small steel wire brush to help.           *** this is the normal location, examples exist where the # is so far fwd as to be on the front bumper gusset,
and as far back as where the body tub mounts to the frame.  Also, sometimes the stars are very faint.
hope this info helps
Brian
PS  the extra wire ties were for the guy who stamped the # on the frame and for the guy who stamped the # in the data plate, and last, for the guard to tear off as it went out the back door as a completed unit.

 re: Tech Question: 42 Ford GPW on Willys Frame John Lillie   4:26 pm monday may 6, 2002
Brian,
Thanks for the great information and your quick responses.  I followed your directions and armed with a wire brush and WD40 I attacked the drivers side frame rail and lo and behold, a number appeared.  This is the unrestored jeep I recently acquired that has a Ford tub on Willys running gear.  You infomed me some early Fords did this.  You were right.  The frame is stamped GPW 1013 and then a mark after the 3 which does not look like a number stamp but more like a small case "b".  It could be a six but it would have to be a number from a different stamp set as it has no resemblance to the other numbers.  What do you think?  Where can I find a list of production numbers for 1942?  I appreciate your help. John

 re: Tech Question: 42 Ford GPW on Willys Frame   Brian French   4:31 pm monday may 6, 2002
Hi, my guess is it probably is a 6.  A serial # of 10136 would be right in the expected range.  Sometimes the #'s got stamped in really crooked or off-center. Brian



FOR SALE: Brass windshield clamps Greg   9:57 pm sunday may 12, 2002
Hi Brian,
You have a FANTASTIC web site!
I was surfing around your site and came across your want list, and have an idea for you. I have a pair of really sweet original brass windshield clamps that I would be willing to part with for an equally sweet original sparton horn for my Script GPW restoration. Please let me know if you are interested. I have the ability to send photos if you want. Thanks, Greg

 re: FOR SALE: Brass windshield clamps   Brian French   10:06 pm sunday may 12, 2002
hi, thank you for your offer.  Last week i was able to acquire 4 brass windshield latches, so i am not in need any longer.
ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE INTERESTED? CONTACT GREG
thanks for taking the time to email me I appreciate it, take care, Brian



WANTED: looking for a WILLIES JEEP mike Standing   2:34 pm friday may 17, 2002
I would like to purchase a Willys Jeep. Please contact me.   Thanks, Mike


WANTED: Used Willys   brian a. bode   12:08 pm saturday may 25, 2002
I am very interested in finding out where I can find a WWII Willys jeep. I have been long fascinated with them and honestly do not know a lot about them.
I would love to own one to slowly restore and learn as I go through this process. Any help wouldbe greatly appreciated. -thank you  -brian a. bode

re: WANTED: Used Willys   Brian French   12:18 pm saturday may 25, 2002
Hello,
Well your best bet is looking in the Recycler, Thrifty Nickel, Truck Trader type classified ads.
Also, definitely put up a WANTED ad on my website Message Boards.
Several vehicles have traded hands over the years this way.
That link is
http://wwiijeepparts.com/WWIIJeepForums.html

Leave your contact info, what years are you looking for, and a price range.
And get your hands on the books 'All American Wonder' Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 - they are like an encyclopedia set, you HAVE to get both. They are the restorer's
bible. I should have some coming up for sale in 2 weeks when I dig them out.
Good hunting, Brian



Tech Question: Telling Military from Civilian Engines   Brian French   1:14 pm saturday may 25, 2002
cdavis@webworldinc.com has written and asked how he could tell a military jeep engine from a civilian one. The quickest way I have found is the water pump boss on the block.
"Chris, what are the dimensions of the machined boss ABOVE the water pump?  Are there any #'s stamped there?  Brian"

In a message dated 5/15/02 12:18:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time, cdavis@webworldinc.com writes:
>>Looks like the boss is about 2" across.  It has a single letter stamped on it "Z".  That's it.<<

This is the sure fire way to tell it is a WWII block even when #'s are ground off. The W.W.II flat spot is about 1/2" x 2" across.  The civilian is about 1/2" x 4" across.
That is also where they usually stamped the engine serial # on civilian motors as well.
re: Cast Numbers on engine;
Engine block #638632 is the correct number for a MB engine block.
The assembly date (month, day, and year of production) can be found stamped on the pan surface at rear main bearing cap.
Cylinder head #639660 would be the head number for a MB engine.
It appears that WILLYS in raised letters was added to cylinder heads in mid 1943, and JEEP was added in mid 1944.
At engine # MB288835 the cylinder head bolts/cap screws were changed to studs and nuts.
Brian



 Trivia   Brian French   1:09 pm saturday may 25, 2002
The song with the longest title is "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues" written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943.


FOR SALE:  '43 GPW For Sale kal   2:41 pm thursday june 6, 2002
I'm going to hate myself for this. contact me at  for details and pics. nice vehicle & easily restorable, matching#s, strong motor. In San Jose, CA.

Re: FOR SALE: '43 GPW For Sale -- keith, 07:03:09 09/01/02 Sun
Hi there Kal   we are intrested in your jeep please send pics and cost to us at camelot59@yahoo.com thanks keith



FOR SALE:  GPW Frame, chassis, MB engine for sale   TED LEFURGY   3:14 pm  june 11, 2002
GPW Frame, rolling chassis, MB engine for sale located in CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 south of san diego rolling chassis w/ tow bar. tow it home.
includes; GPW frame; is rough, but many good parts. trans, and tranny, MB engine, motor apears complete, carb etc.
some parts not original, some are badly worn but you do get a lot for the $500 price

 re: FOR SALE:  GPW Frame, rolling chassis, MB engin   Brian French   3:19 pm  june 11, 2002
i went to look at this jeep when i was in the area. it was rough, but for the price seemed like a good deal for a parts car. or if you have a spare tub, fenders, rad, grill etc, make a jeep. i don't have room for it, or time either for that matter. however rebuilding THIS jeep is not for beginners. better off as a parts car i think. brian



Tech Question: Jeep Shift lever pattern Brandon   3:11 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
I just bought a 1942 Willys MB.I donít know the correct shift pattern. If you could help me on this, It would be very cool. Brandon

 re: Tech Question: Jeep Shift lever pattern   Brian French   3:18 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
Hi, congrats!   You will have a blast with it.  :)

transmission
top left = reverse
bottom left = 1st
center = neutral
top right = 2nd
bottom right = 3rd

transfer - left lever
top = 4wd out
bottom = 4wd engaged

transfer - right lever
top = low range gears
middle = neutral
bottom = hi gear range

Iíll get a diagram posted to my website sometime today.
Hope this is what you wanted
Brian French
Brian's Military Jeeps of WWII          www.Drive.To/WWII
Squadron Patches of WWII              www.Fly.To/WWII
Lake Forest, CA
SCMVCC since 1983 -  Keep 'em Rolling
ALPCA # 9174 -  Keep 'em from Rusting



WANTED: Looking for a WW 2 MB to restore Tina   7:40 am tuesday june 11, 2002
My dad is thinking of selling his 1943 MB. But first I have to find a site that could give me an idea on what it is worth. I need links to where I can find that info. The jeep is in working order and had some restoration work done on it 15-20 years ago. It would need restoration work done for a collector, but if you just want to drive a army jeep around it's good to go. My e-mail address is tinak@aol.com. Thanks for any info. --Tina


Tech Question:  1943 mb jeep Value???? Tina   3:13 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
Hello, My dad is thinking of selling his 1943 MB. I'm trying to help him find out what it is worth and I can't find a site that list jeeps for sale. I'm sure I'm looking right past it and don't even know it. Is there any chance you can send me links so I can come up with some info for my father. If you can please send to tinak@aol.com. Thanks so much for your time.   --Tina

 re: Tech Question: 1943 mb jeep Value????   Brian French   3:16 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
Hello,
    Well there is a big gap between prices for WWII jeeps.
Variables are: is it a Ford GPW or a Willys MB, or is it a mixture (a blend of Willys & Ford parts).   Condition also has a lot to do with price. If you can email me some pictures I can give you an idea.  Some people sell on eBay, other list it for sale on my classified ads section of my website.   go to:
http://wwiijeepparts.com/WWIIJeepForums.html
Brian

 re: Tech Question: 1943 mb jeep Value????   Tina   3:23 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
Brian,
Thanks for getting back to me. Here's a basic question. If the jeep runs well and has all of the major parts, but is missing some hanging details, eg. the regulation shovel (it does have all the knobs, wipers and mechanical parts), is it worth more than $900? I think it's worth more but that is what someone offered my dad. He told my dad that a fully restored a-one WWII MB jeep goes for $4500. To me that seems low. He knows it's not a Willy's, but he hasn't seen anything to think it's a Ford. Does that make sense? Even if it's worth only $900 it doesn't make sense to sell a perfectly good jeep for that little. As an FYI we also have a '52 M38 that is all original, including all painted insignia, except for a replacement top and some new body patching that my father did to cover some rust. We live in the woods and drive them everywhere. I can say that the M38 has been stuck in places that no other vehicle could even get to. Maybe we should treat them better. For us, to love them is to use them. Any way, sorry for the rambling. thanks for your help.  --Tina

 re: Tech Question: 1943 mb jeep Value????   Brian French   3:25 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
Well, without photos to look at, i am hard pressed to give an accurate estimate. So Iíll be speaking in ballpark terms.

rough would be rust holes and dents and extra welds, also missing
lots of small parts. Runs intermittently. Runs but smokes, or gets hot, leaks oil bad etc

good would be fewer rust holes, dents, welds, but still missing quite a few body parts.
Runs but smokes a little, or gets a little hot, leaks small amount of oil etc

really good would be not missing many small parts. Runs well.

excellent unrestored  would be get in drive it home and wash off the dirt and
the jeep is ready to show off.  (A Jeep like this is worth some bucks)

Mutt (mix of ford + willys)
rough           $1000-1200
good            $1200-1800
really good   $1800-3000

Willys MB
rough           $1000-1250
good            $1250-2000
really good   $2000-2800

Ford GPW
rough           $1000-1350
good            $1350-2200
really good   $2200-3000

I have seen restored ones go cheap, too cheap, $4500 is true, some have sold for that little.
Re: a quick check that is good in 95% of the time.  Look at cross member of frame under the front grill.
If round tube = willys, if squared hat channel = Ford.
Brian



WANTED: 1942 GPW Parts  GySgt Jim Fawcett, U   9:33 pm wednesday june 12, 2002
I have 42 GPW I need parts for.  Seeking windshield, seats and frames, gas tank.  Have 46 windshield for possible trade.


FOR SALE:   bantam trailer   Steve Manchulenko   9:09 pm sunday june 16, 2002
Hi. I picked up a bantam trailer recently that is in fairly rough shape. I'm not sure if it's worth restoring or not. After reading a bit about these trailers, I see that it has some characteristics of a civilian trailer (side supports. The 1x3 inch I.D. tag etc.), but also has four tie down loops on each side. It has a regular trailer hitch, and I'm not sure if it had an original tailgate or not since there isn't one there now, and I can't tell if the one that was supposed to be there had been original or cut in. In any event, I'm wondering if these trailers have any value, either for parts, or restored. I will probably just sell it. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks. Steve.


FOR SALE:   old jeep radiators John Thys   10:29 am monday june 17, 2002
I can get brand new exact replica radiators for your old jeeps. 1942 and up. I work for 1 800 radiators, but you can call me direct at 1 888 874 0551 x 231 and I'll be able to take care of your order. Thanks,
John R Thys     1 888 874 0551 x 231     JohnT@1800radiator.com     www.radiatorclub.com


FOR SALE:   '42 script for possible sale serial# 2482   Clinton   8:51 pm wednesday june 19, 2002
I bought this from a farmer last year. He had not abused or "improved" it.  The body is straight (except for the rear panel which has several dents (repairable) and the "d" in the  script ford has rusted through. The head has been replaced with a WWII Willys but the engine runs great and I drive the jeep regularly around the neighborhood.  Here is my question for someone to answer:  Does the fact that it was manufactured so early help increase the price?  DOD was 4/42 and it's serial #
is 2482. I would either keep it to restore and probably replace several panels (rear and dented front fender) unless it is worth more to someone to purchase and restore to original '42 script specs. I'd just as soon have a '44 or '45 for play purposes to restore.  Should I offer this one for sale and buy a later one, or does the fact that it is so early not really make much difference in the collectibility? What should I do?  Please help!


FOR SALE:  parting out '42 GPW in Seattle area   Dave M.   11:42 pm thursday june 20, 2002
Will be parting out basically complete '42 GPW.  I will be taking many of the bolt on parts for another restoration project I'm doing.  Want to sell:  good frame, engine, tranny, transfer case and all other driveline parts.  Tub is rusted on bottom quite bad.  Perfect hood and other good parts but most want to be rid of the rolling chassis.  Excellent restoration project as all is original.  Contact me via email or at 425-898-8493    Thanks, Dave M.


Tech Question: jeep frame  gregg   3:40 pm saturday july 6, 2002
Is an mb jeep frame different from a cj-2a frame. would an mb body fit on a cj2a frame. thanks gregg

re: Tech Question: jeep frame   Brian French   3:48 pm saturday july 6, 2002
although i have never done a swap like that.  my answer is yes they should fit.
the differences you might run into are these.
MB frames have a center Xmember for the machine gun mount.
cj2a use a T90 transmission which is taller than the T84 MB tranny
MB uses a T84 Transmission which is shorter than the T90 cj2a tranny.
the MB steering pivots off the front axle.
the cj2a steering pivots off the frame above the axle.

the body does not come into play either way.

cj2a frt axles don't have the welded brackets to accept MB steering linkage.
MB frame does not have welded on brackets to accept cj2a steering linkage.

you can use mb axles on a cj2a and the extra axle brackets will just hang there unused.
you can use cj2a frame on a mb and the extra frame brackets will just hang there unused (or cut them off).
double check these trouble spots i pointed out and make sure the parts you have to support the body swap are compatible
good luck,
Brian



Tech Question: will a mb grille fit on a cj2a body?   gregg   3:04 pm sunday july 7, 2002
another question would an mb grille fit on a cj2a body. thanks    gregg

 re: Tech Question: will a mb grille fit on a cj2a body?   Brian   3:05 pm sunday july 7, 2002
yes it will.
the question is going to be the headlight mountings.  MB's use arms that suspend the headlight buckets, and the rear of the arms actually mount to a pad on the top of the fenders..
the cj's have a  mounting ring that mounts them in front of and into the grill.    --brian



Tech Question: jeep engine stalling out, and then stops   Brian   3:58 pm saturday july 6, 2002
i had a Q. emailed to me re: why a jeep would quit running, and then after sitting, start right back up and run fine for 10 minutes, before stalling again.

i had the same problem with a MB jeep years back. it was caused by rust flakes & grit in the fuel. it clogged the filter while running, but as soon as i stopped, the flakes and grit all fell to the bottom of the bowl and it ran fine again for another 10 minutes until the jostling got the flakes suspended again and were sucked up to block the filter. i flushed & back flushed the fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel filter, and fuel pump bowl + screen. Jeep ran perfect for years after that.  ---Brian



WANTED:  looking for WWII jeep iamddc@aol.com   11:59 pm monday july 8, 2002
Brian, I am looking to purchase an early model, restored or close to it, military jeep.
I am not sure how to post it on your web page. I would appreciate it if you could post it for me and
I would be glad to pay you a finders fee if I purchase one through your contacts or web page. Thanks


WANTED: Please help - WWII vet desires ride in jeep   travelback4u@aol.com   0:12 am tuesday july 9, 2002
Hello
My father, who will be 85 July 18th, served in WWII in a special Recon Unit attached to the 39th Headquarters in the 9th Division. Much of his military life was spent in the back of a WWII Jeep (of which I have photo's from that period of his life and of his jeep). I've been looking high and low for a kind owner of a restored WWII jeep to give him a ride. I have been unable to find anyone in this area that would do that. My father was awarded the Silver Star, Two Bronze Stars and Two Purple Hearts for his bravery in WII, as well as being one of nine men in his Recon Unit that Liberated the Concentration Camp Dachau. The National Jewish Council presented him a plaque on the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachua and it was only then that my father started talking about the War. So I would think it would be very highly interesting for an individual with a restored WWII jeep to talk to my father. Like the story he tells of him being in the lead jeep of a troop convoy. He said his jeep just died and they never just stopped. He said that they pushed the jeep off to the side of the road and the convoy went on. He said, sadly, that the convoy had moved ahead about the length of a football field when the lead troop truck (which had been directly behind his jeep) hit a tank mine. The driver of the jeep was trying to start the jeep
when the tank mine went off and the jeep started right up after the mine exploded. They nicknamed dad "old nine lives Rogers" after that and several other simular situations the recon unit got into. I bought a M38 A1, which was the closest jeep I could get to a WWII with the limited funds I have. But I am afraid that my father won't ever live long enough to get that one last ride in a WWII jeep. My father resides in Peoria Illinois and his phone number is available on request. thank you. 

FOR SALE:  '42 GPW for sale In Idaho   Dave Montgomery   3:27 pm tuesday july 9, 2002
I have a '42 GPW that I recently bought in Nampa, ID which I now do not need. I paid $1650 for it but will sell for much less. It has a body with some rust though no big holes- has a fair amount of bodo that was not smoothed out to well.  Two combat rims included.  Winshield is bent forward on its legs but repairable and passenger seat is slightly bent forward also (why I don't know).  All drive line components are reportedly in good condition.  Engine supposedly is a MB and ran recently- supposedly was rebuilt.  Most all military bolt on stuff gone except for rear foot rests.  Please call or email for more info.  425-898-8493   Thanks, Dave M.  pictures are available.


WANTED:  Looking to buy Denny Centers   5:44 am wednesday july 10, 2002
I am looking to purchase a 1940 to 1968 military jeep that has been restored or in original condition. I can be contacted by e-mail at iamddc@aol.com.
Please put military jeep in the subject line, so I don't accidentally erase your e-mail.


WANTED:  Disney Ship logo USS Piedmont AD17   Bob Humphrey   4:03 pm wednesday july 10, 2002
Hi: I was stationed on the USS Piedmont AD17 in the late 50s..
We had a ship's logo prepared for us by Disney. It was "Doc Piedmont", one of the 7 Dwarfs from Snow White. I have looked in vain for a color copy. Is there a contact person at Disney or some department or bureau that I might contact to locate a copy?   I appreciate any help you might provide.   Thanks, Bob Humphrey


WANTED: Masters student needs your help!   Joe Mateo   10:39 pm thursday july 11, 2002
Hi All
I need your help!  I am a Masters student in Communication design at Central St Martins in London.  For my final project and thesis I am creating a book called `Personal Objects'.  The book entails the relationship and emotional attachment that people have with items they collect and buy.
I am collecting photographs from around the world of people with their collections/objects and asking them these questions:

When did you start collecting? Why did you start collecting? How does your collection reflect in your personality? What do other people think?

I really hope you are able to help me in my quest.  Thank you for taking the time to read this email and I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Joe Mateo



FOR SALE:  T-90 and 4x4 gearboxes gunner   9:11 am sunday july 14, 2002
just overhauled a T-90 and hane lots of extra parts gear case top etc. looking to sell reasonable know how hard it is to find price alot less than online sites they just need a good home ---Gunner


Tech Question: looking up the history of YOUR Army Jeep   Brian French   10:37 pm monday july 15, 2002
Someone asked if there was someplace he could look up where his MB was stationed during the war.
The answer is no, sorry.  No records were kept by the military Re: vehicle serial #ís, nor the hood registration #'s.  Some jeeps can be found to have unit #'s still legible under the many layers of paint on the front bumpers or rear bumperettes.  A unitís history can be traced this way, and it can be inferred that the jeep went along with the unit. One fellow actually found a ships USS name stenciled on the hood, and after contacting the veterans group for that ship, found a few sailors who remember having that jeep lashed down on the deck. One vet even sent a pic of the ship and the jeep can be seen on the deck (1950's pic though).  Itís a 1 in a 10,000 occurrence.
Brian


WANTED:  M-38   randy   11:38 am wednesday july 17, 2002
WANTED RESTORABLE M-38, WEST COAST


FOR SALE:  1943 GPW  Brian Gray   12:36 pm saturday july 20, 2002
1943 GPW, full restoration, too many points to mention here. Over 30 years invested by my father(WW2 vet) Located in Northern California. asking price $17,500.
Contact Brian at gdog16920@yahoo.com for pics and full history. Please, serious inquiries only.


Postal Jeep / USPS mail truck trivia   CC  12:21 pm tuesday july 23, 2002
Remember the 3-wheeled postal Cushman scooters?  They had a nasty habit of flipping over. Anyway, they were replaced with, guess what, another vehicle with a nasty habit of flipping over:

The last American General (Jeeps) purchased by the Postal Service dated from the from the early to mid-70's.  Starting about 1986 they were phased out in favor of the Grumman Long Life (LLV), which was an aluminum body on a Chevy S-10 chassis.

It took 14-15 years to get rid of them all. The last ones scrapped were for the most part the last ones purchased, which means even the newest ones had bodies that were 25+ years old when they went bye-bye.  Needless to say, the engines and transmissions had been changed out numerous times!

The "jeeps" were offered first to rural mail carriers (USPS employees) and then to the general public at used vehicle auctions up until the mid-90's. Regular USPS employees (other than rural) were NOT allowed to bid on them.

After the mid 90's it was determined that due to liability concerns (i.e. the vehicles were inherently unsafe, they should no longer be sold, and instead were scrapped.

The last of the active ones were taken from USPS service as recently as about a year ago.  I am not aware of any of them left in active service for the post office, at least in my part of the country.  There could still be some out there awaiting scrapping though.

Most of the Am-Gen's sold into private hands even up into the 90's sold for in the neighborhood of $800-1200 each.  They were actually pretty well mechanically maintained, even though by the time they went out of service, most of the bodies were starting to rust through, and were looking pretty ratty.

Since the Grumman order was completed, Ford has been the vendor of choice (the postmaster general who placed the orders formerly was an executive there and no doubt got a good deal).  First a bunch of pretty much stock Windstar vans were purchased (with delete for a/c, radio, and some other items).  Now there is a
grumman-looking body being installed on what I think is a Windstar chassis.  ---CC



 CODE TALKERS   vj-1@webtv.net   12:29 pm tuesday july 23, 2002
The Navajo Indians were Americas secret weapon in defeating the Japanese in World War 2. The Navajo Code Talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted from 1942 to 1945.  Although the Japanese were very skilled at breaking codes, they could not break the code of the Navajo language.

"Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima." ---(Major Howard Conner, 5th Marine Div.)

The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American tribe in the Southwest.  It is said by high military officers that World War 2 might have had a different outcome without the help of the Code Talkers. It wasn't until Sept of 1972 that the Navajos were honored by their country.

June 8, 2000  Update
The Associated Press reported that the U.S. Senate had unanimously approved a proposal that would grant  Congressional Gold Medals to the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers who served during World War 2.

Navajo Code Talkers Honored After 56 Years      July, 2001
Twenty-nine Native Americans were finally honored by Congress Thursday for ancient language skills that helped the United States win World War II.
President Bush presented four of the five living code talkers -- and relatives of the 24 others -- with the Congressional Gold Medal at an afternoon ceremony in the Capitol rotunda. 



Tech Question: Need Military Flat Head engine rebuild work in Phoenix Thomas Dooley   9:56 am wednesday july 24, 2002
Anybody know anybody that knows the old flat head four that came in 42 Ford Jeeps?  My Dad's developed a nasty knock that is probably rod bearings. It'd be nice to find a replacement engine, but a rebuilder would be okay too.  Thanks in advance.   ---Tom
 re: Tech Question: Need Military Flat Head engine rebuild work    Brian French   10:02 am wednesday july 24, 2002
Hi Tom,
    It is hard to find a replacement engine. You are better off rebuilding. You should make sure that:
 1) They re-sleeve it to say .020 over.
 2) That they install hardened seats (since gas with lead is no longer available).

For over 15yrs Iíve sent my engines and my customers engines to Engine Supply in Santa Ana, CA in Orange County - they do a great job.
If you are interested in it let me know. ---Brian

 re: Tech Question: Need Military Flat Head engine rebuild work  Tom Dooley   10:12 am wednesday july 24, 2002
Thanks Brian,
   Is the old flathead a sleeved engine, or did you mean to over bore it?  I'm going to call Engine Supply this morning and get a cost.  I'll probably haul it over there myself; it will be a nice break from the heat.  BTW, very nice website, very informative. My dad agreed with your details on the history of the Jeep right down to the faceplate.  He kept his little drivers training card for each of the vehicles he checked out in for years after the war.  Fond memories for him. --Tom Dooley

 re: Tech Question: Need Military Flat Head engine rebuild   Brian French   10:19 am wednesday july 24, 2002
Hi, thanks for the letter. Glad you like my web site.
It's great to get the stories and input from WWII vets like your father! Thank him for protecting our country for me.

Re: the engine.
It is not a sleeved engine, but the military was very good about rebuild schedules, and after 55 years, most engines have been bored out a few times.  It's best to have it bored and resleeved. You could go back to factory spec, but going to .020 will give you just a bit more power.  Talk to Mike at Engine Supply - he is the one who I referred to before.  Tell him Brian from Brian's Military Jeeps sent you (LOL  we always like to know where our customers find out about us)
Here is his info:
Engine Supply
304 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: (714) 556-0310
Yahoo! Yellow Pages - Engine Supply

It's not cheap, but it is worth the money. They are a high quality shop for a medium price. That's it for now. Good Luck, Brian French



FOR SALE:  2-jeeps for sale C. Ronald Welch   1:36 pm thursday july 25, 2002
2x 1952 jeeps for sale buy 1 jeep get second jeep free plus spare transmission and transferr case
1jeep is cj2 with rear power t.o. jeep 2 is m38.  $8500.00 for all.


Tech Question: Jeeps to Russia question Dan   9:18 am friday july 26, 2002
As an owner of a 1998  Jeep (TJ in Canada, Wrangler in the US, I think), I really enjoyed your Jeep page.
Let me ask you ... were the Jeeps sent to Russia during WW2 as part of Lend Lease specially adapted for Russian weather, primitive roads etc?
Many thanks     Dan    Toronto, Canada

 re: Tech Question: Jeeps to Russia question   Brian French   9:26 am friday july 26, 2002
Hi Dan, glad you liked my website,
Good question...
No, in fact they were our cast offs.  We originally sent Russia (and other Lend Lease countries) our Bantam BRC-40, Willys MA, and Ford GP 1st model prototype Jeeps because they did not meet the new standards set by the Willys 2nd model, the Willys MB. The newer WWII Jeeps were not for sale, as we didnít have many to
spare in the early stages of World War Two. As the war progressed and we had enough jeeps for our uses, we sent over MB's to our Lend Lease Partners. At the same time, Russia had reverse engineered a jeep of their own, copying most of itís parts and design layout from the US versions. It's front end styling is distinctly Russian, but it still shows the influence of the prototype BRC and MA headlight style.

Re: Winterization Kits
Winter canvas grill covers, and hood blankets were produced late in the war in limited quantities. Small kerosene, gas stove heaters were also produced in very limited quantity. Full canvas Top enclosure assemblies were produced in much larger quantity than the other Winterizing kits, and even they were in short supply. Hard tops were made in the field from whatever materials were at hand. The war produced all sorts of interesting scrap materials to build jeep tops from, including tops made of wood, steel, aircraft aluminum, and even clear plastic airplane bubble canopies. There is a photograph of a field made WWII Jeep Hard Top on my Jeep Tools Page. All hard tops were for the most part one-of-a-kind. There was probably an instance or two of some field unit constructing a dozen similar units, but I donít have any record of it.

Re: Canvas Tops and Doors
From the very first design on paper of what was to become known as a jeep, they have always had a canvas top.  The tops from 1940 to 1941 were supported by only one upright bow at the rear.  The flapping of the top caused by wind when driving was beating the driverís heads. It proved to be unbearable so they fixed that
problem on the standard production jeeps.  The standard production jeeps came with 2 top bows. The 2nd support bow being added right behind the driver seat. And after MB #3000 they raised the height of the windshield as well. Jeeps also came with canvas 1/2 doors. They were next to useless, and that is why you almost never see them in pictures. take care, Brian



FOR SALE:  www.hspears.com Harvey L Spears   6:38 pm saturday july 27, 2002
We sell pictures of military ships And their historys. It's the exact ship that the person served on board. Also pictures of all military Aircraft --if it's ever flown we have it. you can review more details on our website www.hspears.com    Thank's Harvey Spears

FOR SALE:  military ships --&-- Aircraft Pictures .S   Harvey L Spears   6:45 pm saturday july 27, 2002
Pictures of the exact military ships that the person served onboard--Makes wonderful surprise gifts.  Thanks  Harvey Spears



Tech Question:  jeep radio and antenna   abe   10:50 pm sunday july 28, 2002
Hello folks,
  Just like to know if BC-312s or BC-348s were ever mounted on jeeps and if AB-15 antennas were used on jeeps (in the Pacific during WW2).
  Thanks.....jeepfully yours,  Abe


WANTED:  WWII Jeep in Ohio area Ray   6:13 pm monday july 29, 2002
I am interested in a WWII Jeep in Ohio or near by.  Need not be perfect (or it could be). Send me an email with info and pictures if available.  ray@wwiifirearms.com


Tech Question: WWII MB Windshield Bracket Bernie Jacobson   5:35 pm tuesday august 6, 2002
Please help.  Last month we went to the Eisenhower museum in Abline, Kansas.
 On display is a jeep.  The windshield is folded down.  At the bottom of the windshield facing up is a metal bracket that runs across the windshield.
 My friend says it is a scabbard for a rifle.  I don't think so but what does an old Coast Guardsman know.  They issued us horses in WWII. I see this same configuration on the Jeep that Gunny drives on the History channels Mail Call show.  Please end my search and let me know.  Thanks, Bernie Jacobson

re: Tech Question: WWII MB Windshield Bracket   Brian French   5:47 pm tuesday august 6, 2002
Hello, your friend is right.  It is called the Universal Rifle Rack.  It was designed to hold several different rifles. It would hold the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Thompson sub-machine gun, Grease Gun, and the Springfield and Enfield rifles.  There is a little loop that swivels down to allow the short barreled grease gun to be mounted.  The other rifles are held in place by a cam-locking arm with a rubber bumper.  The gun mounts upside down with the barrel pointing out the passenger side. The locking arm holds the barrel up. When the arm is moved out of the way, a spring pushed the gun downwards into the waiting hands of the GI.  They were also issued with zippered canvas covers to jeeps and other vehicles used farther back from the front lines. The canvas cover served to protect the gun from dust & rain.    Brian



FOR SALE:  2 military jeep fc170 willys cab over for sale  watson   6:13 pm tuesday august 6, 2002
Have two fc170 willys cab over jeep good restorable condition 1959& 1960 both drive away


WWII vet at a car show story   ROGER HAYNES   5:06 pm wednesday august 7, 2002
Here is the link to the story.
http://jove.prohosting.com/~tagsnstu/images/oleman.jpg

 re: WWII vet at a car show story   Brian French   5:17 pm wednesday august 7, 2002
Thatís a cool story Roger.  I enjoyed it. Thanks...

Off the top of my head, I can point out a few things and eliminate the chance of his actually being a member of the AVG. If he flew out of India then he was not a Flying Tiger.
The Flying Tiger's were a group of Americans who joined up with the Chinese air force flying for a "front' company named CAMCO.
Although they signed up prior to Pearl Harbor, the 1st combat occurred after America declared war.
Although being paid by China, most of the battles were fought over Burma in the beginning. There were originally only a handful of pilots ~roughly 100 with an additional 200 support personal.
They ceased to exist on July 4th 1942 and were disbanded and with the exception of approximately 14 holdovers, everyone went home.
Their contract was up, and the USAAF that was moving in tried to screw them out of their pre-prearranged agreement they had made with the army before they signed up.  This agreement, which allowed them to resign the US military and join up covertly with CAMCO, was supposed to reinstate them back into the US military with no loss in rank when their CAMCO contract was over. Gen. Chennault and the few holdovers formed the CATF - China Air Task Force - for a couple of weeks until the AAF could get some personnel out from India (the closest AAF unit, called the 10th AF). The next change occurred after the manpower was in place; Chennault was given command of a brand new air force, the 14th Air Force. The 14th AAF was created from the CATF, new replacements, and men transferred from the 10th AF. The 14th air force is the only AF ever created outside the continental US borders.  All other Air Forces are created stateside and then moved into place.  The 14th AF flew out of China, while the 10th AF continued to fly out of India. Technically - the 1st group of Volunteers, the American Volunteer Group (AVG - Flying Tigers) are the Flying Tigers. The later arrivals that were regular army personnel assigned to fight in the 14th AF cashed in on the good will, esprit de corps, and fear factor the enemy had for the Fei Hu ("flying tigers" in Chinese), and they continued to use the name.

Your gentleman flying out of India was part of the 10th AF (99% confidence rate since there were a few liaison officers bunked in India to help with procurement, odds are he was not one of them).  He might of been a Hump pilot, part of the ATC - Air transport Command - ferrying goods over the Mountains.
Both the 14th & 10th were part of the Far East Command known as the CBI, or China Burma India Theater.
Brian

re: WWII vet at a car show story   ROGER HAYNES   5:21 pm wednesday august 7, 2002
Brian,
      As I said in the story Brian, "was he a Flying Tiger?" I just knew there was something special about the men who laid it on the line even prior to December 7th. But I want to thank you Brian for the information, I had hit Flying Tigers on an internet search and simply did not have the time to read all that much about it, and without interviewing the ole guy, I had no clues as to exactly what he meant by "Flew out of India..."

     Still the history, the event the way it happened, it sure got me to thinking, about all the times America has stood up to be counted and what it earned us on September 11th. Guess people, most people, have short memories.

     I appreciate the responses I got to the story, I had run the story idea past Keith Marvin and he thought it was cool, he gave me a lot of information on what actually happened and said during the occupation of Southern China, it was a puppet republic and had its own postage stamps as well as license plates, anyone ever had a license plate from  Manchukuo ??? (Man chu ku o) Keith recalls in 1945 the country reverted back to Manchuria after occupation (by the Japs) since 1931.

     Flying Tiger or not, I was honored to meet the "ole man" and I hope our paths do cross again one day.
                              Roger @ TNS

re: WWII vet at a car show story   Jeff Minard   5:24 pm wednesday august 7, 2002
Great story, Roger- thanks from me, too!
And thanks to Brian French- I happen to be a guy who likes all that history- and I've stood in front of him while he does stuff like this from memory!   Pretty good for a 40-year old whippersnapper who wasn't around then! If you need military plates or even jeep hood numbers identified, he's your guy. ---Jeff

 re: WWII vet at a car show story   Brian French   5:30 pm wednesday august 7, 2002
Thanks Jeff    :)
I am still waiting for my first professional gig  "whippersnappering".
I hope it pays better than pontificating does.  LOL
Brian French
Brian's Military Jeeps of WWII        www.Drive.To/WWII
Squadron Patches of WWII   www.Fly.To/WWII
Lake Forest, CA
SCMVCC since 1983 -  Keep 'em Rolling
ALPCA # 9174 -  Keep 'em from Rusting



WANTED: WWII jeep in NEW ENGLAND CHRIS   9:39 am saturday august 10, 2002
IM  LOOKING for a driver in good  condition.   i promise it a good home.  $1000-4500


WANTED:  WTB: old military Jeep Stephen Earp   11:28 pm sunday august 11, 2002
hello,
my name is steve, im 15 years old. Im looking for an old military style willies jeep. I have to have one for my first car. I've alwayes wanted one since i took a drive in one when i was 8. The problem is, is that I cant find one. Im looking for one in running condition. But I still want something that I can restore somewhat. If you could help me find one it would be great. I'am located in Pennsylvania. In bucks county, which is just north of Philadelphia. I am willing to travel A couple states over, to pick it up. So if you know of anyone selling theirs, please let me know. thank you for your time   Stephen Earp 

WANTED:  WTB: AAF patch Bert D. Mullins Jr.   11:39 pm sunday august 11, 2002
Brian: Your Squadron Patch collection is very impressive. I was hoping you could help me find a patch; I see you already have the 324th Bomb Squadron (the rabbit), I desperately need the 323rd. My grandfather was a B-17 tail gunner in the 323rd, and my father at one time had the patch, and my uncle got it before I was born. I actually found one at a Ft.Worth gun show and gave the guy a deposit to hold it till the next show, and the jerk  sold it right out from under me! Anyway, it looks like a billy goat riding on a bomb with its bomb nose pointing at about the 7:00 position. The goat has his arms crossed and has a little beard, and there is a white cloud behind the bomb. It is wool felt, not leather. If there is any way you could help me on this I would be very grateful, as I have never seen another one. Also, I'd like to find a 91st Bomb Group patch if possible too, it looks like a bomb with bird wings and a duck bill flying to the 9:00 position with B-17/contrails outline behind it. I ha! ve never even seen a patch of this, only decals. I don't know if it would interest you, but you can see the crew of Sweet 17 (my grandfather's plane) with the 323rd patch on their A-2 jackets. Go to 91stbombgroup.com, click on crew photos, then click on Page 7, then click on Sweet 17. My grandfather is in the back row standing, far right side. If you click on page 15, you can also see the second crew of Sweet 17, also with the patches on their jackets. Again, I appreciate all help you can give me on this. Sincerely, Bert D. Mullins Jr. thimble_guild@msn.com

 re: WANTED:  WTB: AAF patch   Brian French   11:42 pm sunday august 11, 2002
Hello,
Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you like my collection. What you see is only about 1/2 what I have. It takes so much time to scan pics, crop, upload, rearrange page, upload the pages.  LOL     The one you are looking for doesn't ring a bell, but I don't have all the patches out of storage. There might be some hope for finding yours yet.   I suggest you add your email address to the Sign up window for my SQ Patch List on my website.  I email everyone when I add a stack of patches to the website. I'll be checking out your grandf athers plane on the website you sent - thanks! I hope I can help you in the future.   Brian



WANTED: WTB: Jeep Trailer  Nick Thomas   4:59 pm wednesday august 14, 2002
Brian:
I have no idea on how to obtain a jeep trailer, but want to construct a trailer to match my 1986 cj-7 that I just completely rebuilt from scratch. Auction/ebay/military web sites any direction would be great.   Thanks,  Nick Thomas

re: WANTED: WTB: Jeep Trailer   Brian French   5:10 pm wednesday august 14, 2002
Hi Nick,
    Thanks for the inquiry.
Questions: where are you located?
And how far will you go to get it?
And what are you willing to pay?
Also, what is the dedicated use of the trailer?

WWII MBT and 1950's M-100 match a CJ-7's looks best.
A M416 does not match quite as well.

M416's are the easiest to find.   They are also the newest and in the best shape usually.

The WWII is the next most common (even so, it is still very rare), but is costs more because there is more demand.
The least in demand, and somewhat hard to find M100 is my 1st choice for you if you are just looking for a great looking, great off road, great on-road trailer.

Re: Finding one.
Your best bet is looking in the Recycler, Thrifty Nickel, Truck Trader type classified ads.  Even eBay is a good source.
Also, definitely put up a FREE WANT AD on my website Message Boards. Several vehicles have traded hands over the years this way.
That link is
http://wwiijeepparts.com/WWIIJeepForums.html

Make sure you leave your contact info, what years are you looking for, and a price range.
Also, check the ARCHIVES section of my web site. All the ads on the Message Board get archived. Since the Message Boards drop the posts after 60 days, the archives will have all the Jeep For Sale ads that are over 60 days old. They are most often still good ads, since many people do not want to drive farther than 150 miles to look at a jeep.
Good hunting
Brian

 re: WANTED: WTB: Jeep Trailer Nick Thomas   1:47 pm thursday august 15, 2002
I am located on the south shore of Massachusetts .. south of Boston, willing to take a road trip to get it, and willing to pay around $1000.  My ultimate purpose is for the trailer to have the ability to hold either a motorcycle or 4wheeler.  But currently, using it to carry stuff to the beach to accompany my oversand permit.   I aim to take the trailer and do some modifications, but would love to use the same detail and outline and wheel and wheel well configuration as I see on the old jeep willys trailers.
Thanks for your response. I apprecaite the help.

 re: WANTED: WTB: Jeep Trailer   Brian French   1:52 pm thursday august 15, 2002
Hello,
I think you want either the M416 Vietnam era (squared fenders), or more likely the Korean War era M100 (round fenders). Expect to pay between $465 and $900 for either. Anything over $1,000 better be completely done, and cook breakfast, wash windows, and mow the lawn.  LOL

All 3 military jeep box trailers are watertight.  They can haul water, or the opposite; they will float (with up to 500lbs of gear).  They come with Heavy Duty leaf springs and shock absorbers. Drain plugs to let the water out or hold it in. Landing legs so you can unhook and drive away leaving it standing there. A parking brake makes sure it stays where you left it. 4 cargo/rope tie downs on each long side, and 1 on each end for a total of 10 tie downs. The original hitch is for a pintle hook on a jeep. The trailer lunette eye spins in its socket, allowing the pulling vehicle and trailer to be leaning in completely opposite directions. It even allows the trailer to flip over without
causing the pulling vehicle to flip with it. The lunette assembly has a strong spring on it that negates the slamming and stress when starting from a stop or a fast acceleration.

Hauling a motorcycle would require cutting a tailgate (cancels the water-tightness). A quad runner should be ok too.
Hopefully you will find one that is already cut, and not ruin an intact one by cutting it.
let me know how you do in your search. take care, Brian



WANTED: wtd MB or GPW   keith   5:39 pm thursday august 15, 2002
We are looking for a mb or gpw jeep that is suitable for restoration we are on the west coast thanks

WANTED: swap 66 mustang for gpw David Steinback   12:53 pm friday august 16, 2002
I have a a 66 mustang that has been in south. calif all its life, to my knowledge I am the second owner, i live in victorville Calif. this aera is desert, so you do not have problems with rust, I bought this car as a project car at first from the first owner, she still lives in the high desert aera, an as done so all her life and the cars life. it has not ran since 1995, needs the engine rebuilt and a hood or hood scoop( her son cut a hole in the hood for a scoop, then burnt a piston. it needs a paint job along with rebuilding the 289 hi-perf. block with 302 heads. I am looking for a gpw  jeep swap mustang for jeep. of same condition.


Tech Question: Starting 1st WWII Jeep Restoration   SGT Nick Holliday   1:20 am sunday august 18, 2002
Brian,
  Thanks for the E mail.  My name is SGT Nick Holliday and I'm it the Us Army, Special Forces Stationed in Japan.  My Grandfather gave me his WW2 jeep.  I'm not sure what year it is.  It's in pretty good shape but Iím looking for info, old TM's and anything that will help me to restore it to showroom quality.  I love collecting WW2 Era stuff and this one will continue to stay in my family.  If you can help me get started I want to gather up as much stuff while Iím here so when I PCS back to the states next year Iíll be ready for some fun. Thanks for your response,
Sgt Holliday

re: Tech Question: Starting 1st WWII Jeep Restoration   Brian French   1:32 am sunday august 18, 2002
Well Hello Nick, Nice to meet you.
Before I run off on the jeep tangent, I want to say "thank you for serving our country!"
I appreciate each and every one of the people who put their butts on the line for the rest of us.

Re: Being new to WWII Jeep Restorations
The first and most important thing you can do - I mean it - save you time, and lots of money (not buying the wrong parts) is get the books ALL American Wonder Vol #1 & #2.
You need both because it is like an encyclopedia - there is no overlap. Then lock yourself in a room for 5 hours and read them cover-to-cover a couple of times.
When done - you'll know just about as much as I know. It is the restorerís bible. The books are available on ebay, amazon.con and many other places at about $23 each.
Itís the best $$ you can spend.    When I was starting out 19yrs ago I must of spent several $100 buying the wrong stuff - that was before the books came out.   LOL
Reading all the pages on Jeep History and Tools and Archives pages on my website should help too. And keep you busy as well. Check the ďwhat's newĒ page on my website.  It hosts a record of every addition and update I make to the website.
Take care, Brian French



Tech Question: new Willys owner Leonidas   8:35 pm sunday august 18, 2002
Brian, I was looking through the internet for information on Willys Jeep and came up with your website.
I just recently purchased a 1942 Willys WWII Jeep (Original) in what I think is decent condition.
I was wondering, what you thought would be the best was to start restoring this wonderful machine.
Thanks Leonidas

 re: Tech Question: new Willys owner   Brian   8:48 pm sunday august 18, 2002
Hi,
    The post above this one covers the same question. In addition, keep in mind that everyday trade schools graduate mechanics and bodymen.  You can always get your jeep repaired.  Getting parts?   Well that's another story. The jeep parts are not always going to be available. I say get the parts 1st, repair it later.  --Brian



FOR SALE: 42 willys mb for sale in S. California   Mike CLark   7:03 pm tuesday august 20, 2002
I have a 1942 Willys slat grill for sale. It is in need of restoration and I have no time do do it. all serial numbers  match. has some parts missing but is in mechanically sound condition.

 re: FOR SALE: 42 willys mb for sale in S. Californ   Brian   8:51 pm wednesday august 21, 2002
how much are you asking? where is it located? can you send me a pic or two please?
PS.   your email address is bouncing back the email i sent you as "address not valid"  thanks, Brian

 re: FOR SALE: 42 willys mb for sale in S. Californ   keith shaw   5:42 pm wednesday august 21, 2002
 Hi there Mike
 we are intrested in your jeep do have any pictures and how much will you sell ie for ?  thanks  keith shaw



WANTED: looking for jeep  Aubrey Hair   2:05 pm wednesday august 21, 2002
I am looking for a WWII or a close look-a-like in the North Texas area. Needs to be in good driveable condition.  Thanks,Aubrey Hair


Tech Question: were jeeps made with column shifts?   Aubrey Hair   8:55 pm wednesday august 21, 2002
My father had a WWII jeep we used in our flying business in Baton Rouge in the early 50's.
It had a column shift and 4 wheel drive. I have been told by some that is was rare but others have said that it did not exist.

Where would one look to find a WWII jeep?

I flew a P-51 Mustang to Oshkosh for the airshow in July and admired a lot of nice looking jeep specimens. Your web sight is very nice.
Thanks for your trouble.   Aubrey Hair

 re: Tech Question: were jeeps made with column shifts?   Brian   8:58 pm wednesday august 21, 2002
Hello,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a note.

Yes, column shift jeeps exist, and yes they are rare.
The MA prototypes were column shifters and so were the some of the 1st CJ-2A jeeps.
It was a poor set up, and most were converted to a floor shift over the years. Too bad you didn't
hang onto it. Do you have any old photos of it? If so, send me one, I'll ID it for you.
I have more info on buying jeeps on the Jeep Name / History page.
Take care, Brian French

 re: Tech Question: were jeeps made with column shifts?   Aubrey Hair   2:19 am friday august 23, 2002
Hi Brian,
Thanks for the reply. I do not have any pictures of the old airport jeep and yes it would be nice if my father had
kept it, I was just a youngster, but he got rid of it when he bought a tug to pull airplanes in and out of the hangar.
I will check your other websight for possible location of a jeep to purchase.
Thanks again, Aubrey Hair



FOR SALE:  MB or GPW  roland   7:49 pm thursday august 22, 2002
I have MB chassis,engine,transfer case,transmission and many related parts. Engine was rebuilt 15 years ago but was never used.I will E-mail photos.
I live on Long Island , N.Y.. Asking $1,5oo.


WANTED: Does anyone have pics of Fire Jeeps?   Jim Baker   2:27 pm friday august 23, 2002
Brian,
Looked at your site tonight for the first time, and enjoyed it all, especially the photos. Perhaps, when you have time, you might tell me if you know of any photos of
jeeps (WWII) in fire fighter paint - use - whatever - in that line. Jim Baker

 re: WANTED: Does anyone have pics of Fire Jeeps?   Brian   2:30 pm friday august 23, 2002
Hi Jim,
I'm glad you liked the website. I have been trying to come up with photo's for you, but i can't locate any. They would be rare jeeps in the first place photographed or not. Maybe someone else on this bulletin board can help. Check back with the bulletin board occasionally to see if anyone responds. Good luck with your search, Brian 



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Tech Question:: First Civilian Jeep License Plate -- Scott Paulman, 12:50:28 08/31/02 Sat
Hello all,
I am new to the group and am looking for information about an Ohio license plate that I read about in a book about the development of the first civilian Jeeps. The plates were a series belonging to the Willys-Overland Company in the 1944 or 1945 era (can't remember exactly which). The plates had a D on the upper left side with a sequence number below it 33, 34, etc and the main plate number 1492 in the center of the right 3/4's of the plate.

The author suggested that the D might stand for the county that Toledo is located in (where Willys-Overland was located). Toledo is located in Lucas County so it seems strange that it would be given such a low letter. Plus, there are 88 counties in Ohio so the fact that counties would be represented by a letter seems odd also. I tend to think that the D stood for 'dealer' similar to the 'manufacturer' plates in use today. Can anyone shed any light on the meaning of the D on this plate?

Thanks,
Scott Paulman
Lebanon, OH

Re: Tech Question:: First Civilian Jeep License Plate -- Jeff Minard, 12:52:12 08/31/02 Sat
Hi Scott:
Yes- these are dealer plates. The master number is the 1492 for the Willys dealer or whatever he was, and the smaller one- 33 for example, was the set of plates assigned to him so far that year, for use on demos, or whatever. These smaller numbers could go into the hundreds for active dealers. Of course, these had nothing to do with jeeps, or the military, specifically, they are for any auto dealer to use.
Jeff Minard



Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- Brian French, 13:00:00 08/31/02 Sat
here's a couple of interesting items on ebay
eBay item 2133061899 (Ends Aug-26-02 19:21:23 PDT ) - MAN & HIS LICENSE PLATE COLLECTION 1945 Ad
eBay item 2133612479 (Ends Aug-28-02 17:43:15 PDT ) - Driver's License Applications 1944 & Misc

Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- Tom and Adelia, 13:04:49 08/31/02 Sat
The Desoto ad is really quite neat! Two questions I had, though.... I thought you couldn't get a "new" car until the 1946 model year (due to military production in most auto plants during the war). Who all was making 1945 model year passenger vehicles in the US?
The other question is in regard to the full size plates he has tacked up for 41 42 43 and 44. What states issued a full size plate each of those 4 years (no tabs, smaller plates, or windshield stickers, especially in 43 and 44)?
Just curious, as I can't find my Fox book right at the moment.... TomD
But the ad is reallly neat anyway!

Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- r., Richard Baucom, 13:07:05 08/31/02 Sat
Tom and the list,
I may be wrong but I believe Mississippi was the only state who issued full plates during the U.S. involvement of WWII. I think all other states issued metal tabs or window stickers. Not 100% sure on this but I wondered about this a year or so ago when I had 6 1941 plates from different states.
bdolds
--- r., Richard Baucom
--- bigdaddyolds@earthlink.net

Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- robert, 13:09:28 08/31/02 Sat
I have a large volume book listing cars from 1930-80.
They list no 1945 DeS and I'd bet no other real autos, for 1945. The 1942 DeS had the headlight door covers, as in the pict. This car is in one of the other ad slicks they sell. The lic plates have no state names either. (probably a 1945 computer gen pict)
Vanity Bob

 Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- Peter Cohen, 13:12:18 08/31/02 Sat
Production of private automobiles in the US ceased in February 1942 and did not resume until the summer of 1945 as 1946 models. I suppose it is conceivable that there were some military staff cars that were manufactured during the war, but I highly doubt it, since the tooling would have been taken down and replaced with tooling for war production.
I once tried to use this fact to convince a plate dealer that a particular 1944 plate has no YOM value, and he should sell it at a reasonable price, but he insisted that it was desireable to those who had military Jeeps and military trucks. I don't know if there really is that much demand for YOM on those vehicles, but there you have it.
Peter

poor YOM years can be just as expensive -- Tiger, 13:23:53 08/31/02 Sat
Peter and everyone,

>>I once tried to use this fact to convince a plate dealer that a particular 1944 plate has no YOM value, and he should sell it at a reasonable price, but he insisted that it was desireable to those who had military Jeeps and military trucks. I don't know if there really is that much demand for YOM on those vehicles, but there you have it.<<

Yes, your argument is logical, but it doesn't work that way. Unfortunately YOM has made a lot of collectors very greedy, and they have pushed up the priced on everything, even stuff that isn't much good for YOM. Even the price of singles, which cannot be used for YOM have gone up in price. YOM is not a good thing for those people just getting into the hobby, and wanting to collect the older stuff. It doesn't suprise me in the least that most new people to the hobby want the newer graphic stuff or interesting foreign plates. The thought of paying $50 for a crummy pair of '56 Californias just doesn't pass the common sense test for the novice collector.
The same thing has happened to m/c plates. Naturally '44 is not a good YOM year for those either, but they are just as expensive as better YOM years. Of course in this case, from a collectibility standpoint more than anything else because a '44 m/c from pretty much any state is very rare.
Cheers, Tiger

 Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- railbus@GOLDEN.NET, 13:19:56 08/31/02 Sat
I'm a bit late coming into this thread but let us not forget that Quebec has issued fullsize license plates through WW2 and for every subsequent year up to 1979. The only change that province's wartime plates show is that the 1944 plate was made of fibreboard. All other years were metal. There were no tabs or windshield stickers at all for Quebec in this period.
As far as I know Quebec is one of the very few jurisdictions in North America that had annual reissues of fullsize plates from 1939-45. Manitoba and Ontario had tabs and windshield stickers at the same time everyone else did. Not sure on the other provinces.
MJ - 6050

Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- Gerald Griffin, 13:37:52 08/31/02 Sat
NH has an interesting War year production of plates. 1942-43 plates. good from April 1 1942 to March 31, 1943, were issued as pairs in the traditional NH colors of Green and White. During the fall 1942 inspection the front plate was removed from each vehicle prior to issuing an inspection certificate. The plates whet to the scrap collection drive in support of the war effort. The 1943 plate was a tab that covered the 1942-1943 dates on the remaining 1942-43 plate. The 43 tab was good from April 1 to December 31 1943, thus converting NH back to calendar year registrations. Single plates were issued for 1944 and 1945 but the colors, black and white, departed from the traditional NH Green. The 1944 plate is also interesting in that there was an extra vertical slot to the left of the date. Most of us believe it may have been there in anticipation of a 1945 date tab that never appeared. BOAT plate were issued for every war year. The 1943 Boat plate has slots for a tab as do the lower number 1944 boat plates. But tabs were never used. The 43 Boat plate is a rarity that can not be explained by registrations along. There are lots of 1942's and lots of 1944's. Even in virgin boat runs the 1943 is almost never found. Some of us believe that they may have had to have been turned in to get a 1944 or that they were only issued to new registrants, of which there would not have been many during the war. Problem is there are a lot of high numbers along with some low ones among known 1943 boat plates. So the mystery remains. NH did issue Motorcycle plates for all the war year including 1943.
Many 1942-43 plates with high numbers have the "43" flatten out. It may be that the transition to a calendar year for motorcycles occurred sooner than for cars. If that is the case late motorcycle registrants may have received the altered plates indication the registration ended December 31, 1942 rather than March 31, 1943. Anyone have any paper that will prove the above theories..  Gerry

 Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- Name Withheld By Request, 13:29:16 08/31/02 Sat
Some automobiles were produced in 1945. In almost every case these were classified as 1946 models.

Automobile production is usually classified into two categories
(1) Calendar Year production (January 1 until December 31) and
(2) Model Year production (Introduction Day of any given year to Introduction Day of the following year. This is why some people will say that there were cars made in 1945. They are talking about Calendar Year.

In Calendar Year 1945:
Buick produced 2,482 cars
Cadillac produced 1,142 cars
Chevrolet produced 12,776 vehicles
Ford produced 34,439 cars
GMC produced 113,126 vehicles (mostly trucks for WWII purposes)
GM of Canada 46,044 vehicles
Lincoln produced 569 cars (I'm not sure if this figure is included in the Ford total above or not.)
Oldsmobile produced 3,498 cars
Pontiac produced 5,606 cars

I do not have Chrysler production figures or statistics for other makes handy at the moment, but I'm sure someone can fill in this gap.

Several other factors compounded the difficulties in restarting automobile production.
1. "The War Production Board granted the automobile industry permission to make 200,000 vehicles before the end of the year [1945]." (Source 4 below) Each automobile manufacturer was given an individual production quota which could not be exceeded. Ford's quota for example was a maximum of 39,910 automobiles.
2. The strike against General Motors from November 21, 1945 until March 13, 1946.
3. The difficulties in getting enough parts from suppliers as production changed from a war-time to a peace-time economy.
4. Having to change over assembly lines from war-time
manufactured products (bullets, plane engines, tanks, etc.) back to automobiles.
Ace
Illinois

Sources:
1. Sixty Years of Chevrolet by George H. Dammann
2. Seventy Years of Buick by George H. Dammann
3. Lincoln & Continental by Paul R. Woudenberg
4. General Motors, The First 75 Years of Transportation Products by the Editors of Automobile Quarterly
5. http://www.local95.org/history10.htm

Re: Interesting items on ebay from 1944 & 1945 -- Brian French, 13:32:31 08/31/02 Sat
Everyone had to do "without" for the duration of the war - the only thing you could sell was advertising. Ads were the only way to keep a company's name in front of the public for 4-5 years. The companies wanted to keep their "name recognition" high, so when the pent up spending power/desire was released - those that advertised got a big portion of the $$ available.
Brian French 



Squadron Patches   pete killie   4:20 pm tuesday september 24, 2002
Hello, I am interested in some of the canvas RKO marked patches you have listed for sale.
Can you give me some details of why you say these were made 55 years ago and how you acquired them?
Thanks,
pete killie(ebay handle gyreen66)

Re: Squadron Patches   Brian French   4:44 pm tuesday september 24, 2002
Hello, thank you for writing.
Most of the patches are RKO studio patches.  They are stamped on the back as having been produced by the studio. The Phone # listed is the very old fashioned "Hollywood-1128". These are real RKO WWII squadron patches.
Most of these patches are for units that disbanded at the end of WWII, and didn't do anything worthy of making a movie about. No point in making patches for units that don't exist and aren't going to be movie material.
My knowledge is limited to explanations I have heard from others, and pieced together from reading books by McGuire, and the 'Disney Dons Dog Tags' book.
As part of the war effort with everyone doing their part for the war - doing what they did best - the studios' art depts. produced patches to send to the units. Each patch is a little bit different as each one was hand painted. After the war, the unused patches were transferred to the research library, and then to the property/prop dept. After X number of years sitting around gathering dust, they were sold as surplus.  Surplus stores and costume shops seem to be the one's who ended up buying them next and they sold them retail.  One cache was kept by an employee of one of the shops when the store went out of business and I picked them up from his son.
I have bought patches at gun shows, antique stores, antique shows, and occasionally eBay.

As a side note, if you have never heard of them, RKO studios went into decline in 1948 and was sold off. Even the property was sold to Desi-Lu productions in 1957
RKO studios  <-- found this searching yahoo.

Why would a studio make squadron patch insignia?
The same reason Rock-O-La juke box company made M1 Rifles.
It was a war, and everyone contributed what they could to the war effort.
Read the book "Disney Don's Dog Tags". It's the story of how Disney's artists donated their time & expertise making up squadron insignia's for the troops and sending them to the troops in the field. Reading the book tells more than I can type here

See also "Disney's influence also included studio artists, who joined the military and then contributed their talents to the creation of nose art. Disney Studios and the U.S. government had a history of cooperation. At the beginning of the war in 1939, Walt Disney and his artists designed and painted squadron and unit insignia. Disney raised the spirit of the troops when he transformed the "once staid military heraldry format created during World War I" into inspired designs (Ethell, p. 141). By the end of World War II, Disney's five-man staff assigned to insignia completed over 1,200 unit insignias, never charging a fee to the military (Ethell, p. 142)."

Disney insignias appeared on the airplanes as well as the jackets of fliers.
Here is a link to some good examples of Disney Characters appearing as Nose Art.

Re: Squadron Patches   pete killie   5:28 pm tuesday september 24, 2002
Thanks for the info. I have two of the RKO marked painted on canvas patches in my collection. I like them and your explaination makes sense historically.
While I have found little evidence that these patches were worn,  I do have a painted on canvas patch in my collection that came from an the estate of a USN
avaition officer with documents and photgraphs that show that the patch was used. However, it does not seem to be studio made, but the construction is very
similar. See attached photo. Anyway, I gather that the listed USMC and USN patches are no longer available. I will keep an eye on your list.
Thanks again,
Pete Killie

Re: Squadron Patches   Brian French   1:40 pm wednesday september 25, 2002
hello again. Thanks for the Pic.  Do you know what "A R U" stands for?
Re: patches for sale.  I have updated the website indicating the one's on 'Hold'. Let me know if you are interested in any of the remaining patches.

Some of the patches I get come in with 3 overstamps on the reverse.  I think as the different dept/owners took possesion of the patches, they restamped them to indicate the transfer of ownership.  Perhaps the ones that were sent out (as opposed to surplused out) weren't stamped - which would explain yours and several others in a more used condition.
Take care,
Brian



Tech Question: Where to Look to Find / Buy a WWII Jeep -- Brian French, 05:44:24 08/31/02 Sat
Hello,
Well your best bet is looking in the Recycler, Thrifty Nickel, Truck Trader type classified ads.
Also, definitely put up a WANTED ad on my website Message Boards.
Several vehicles have traded hands over the years this way.
That link is
http://wwiijeepparts.com/WWIIJeepForums.html

Leave your contact info, what years are you looking for, and a price range.
And get your hands on the books 'All American Wonder' Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 - they are like an encyclopedia set, you HAVE to get both. They are the restorer's bible.
Good hunting, Brian



WANTED: M38 in restored condition -- Dave, 15:02:20 08/31/02 Sat
Hi Brian,
Great site !I'm looking to purchase a M38 in restored condition.
Any web sites that you'd suggest? What is the price range for one in very good condition.Thanks.
Dave

Re: WANTED: M38 in restored condition -- Brian French, 16:07:51 08/31/02 Sat
Hello,
Well your best bet is looking in the Recycler, Thrifty Nickel, Truck Trader type classified ads.
Keep an eye out on eBay.
Also, definitely keep visiting my website Bulletin Board. Several vehicles have traded hands over the years this way.
That link is http://wwiijeepparts.com/WWIIJeepForums.html

Leave your contact info, what years are you looking for, and a price range.
Good hunting, Brian



WANTED: Looking for WWII Willys or Ford for restoration -- Keith Caine, 04:11:09 09/03/02 Tue
Hi. I'm a UK guy looking for a restoration project vehicle. I'm looking for a second war willys or ford in the UK or possibly France. If anyone has any advice i.e. locations of vehicles or suggestions on other ways of locating a vehicle please get in touch. Thanks.

FOR SALE: 1968 Military Jeep For Sale -- Ed Brown, 09:34:31 09/03/02 Tue
1968 Military Jeep, has 1969 Ford 460 engine, Clark 5-speed manual transmission, 24 volt charging system with voltage reducers to 12 volt, full military camouflage lighting, air conditioned, power steering and brakes, brakes have seperate dual master cylinders front and rear, Unilite distributor with mechanical tach drive, mechanical tachometer, engine driven PTO front wench, each wheel has cable wench capability, complete chromed dash, gear shift knob, brake and clutch pedals, steering column, and emergency hand brake, stainless steel door panels, full dash military placards for military operation. Have photos, can e-mail. $14,000.00


 FOR SALE: 2-jeeps for sale -- C. Ronald Welch, 06:29:41 08/31/02 Sat
2x 1952 jeeps for sale buy 1 jeep get second jeep free plus spare transmission and transferr case
1jeep is cj2 with rear power t.o.
jeep 2 is m38.                                   $8500.00 for all.

Re: FOR SALE: 2-jeeps for sale -- Dave, 10:34:43 09/03/02 Tue
Where do you have these jeeps? To consider a purchase I need to know where they are stored. Thanks for your time. Dave



FOR SALE: MB or GPW -- Roland, 07:14:51 08/31/02 Sat
I have MB chassis,engine,transfer case,transmission and many related parts.  Engine was rebuilt 15 years ago but was never used.I will E-mail photos.
I live on Long Island , N.Y.. Asking $1,5oo.

Re: FOR SALE: MB or GPW -- Dave, 10:39:40 09/03/02 Tue
I might be willing to purchase. Please send me photos for condition verification. Are engine, t-case, trany and other related parts in any type of working order? How do you have them stored? Is everything just seperate or is the eng, t-case and trany still on the chassis. oh, and have you sold them yet? thanks for your time. Dave

Re: FOR SALE: MB or GPW -- Roland, 19:11:31 09/03/02 Tue
Dave, Please send your e mail address so I can send you pictures. Engine and bell housing are mounted on MB chassis. Engine was rebuilt 20 yrs ago but has never been used. Transmission is a T90 with transfer case. Everything is garage stored. Have not sold yet.I also have boxes of related parts.  Also have CJ2A parts and CJ3A parts as well as rollbar cage.  I am located in Long Island NY. Where are you ?  Roland G



FOR SALE: gpw jeeps 1941 1943 -- scott davies, 02:49:40 09/04/02 Wed
two jeeps, 1941 complete, 1943 most parts there, two parts jeeps gpws, one willys cj2, , jeeps are rough missing rear sections, thousand's of dollars of parts mostly assesories too numerous to list, some mech, used, most parts are nos or nors, want to sell as package deal, asking 15 000 or best offer, scott davies 518 234 4490 after 5 pm cobleskill ny


Tech Question: Why The Gas Tank is Located Under the Driver's Seat --  Brian French , 19:30:03 09/04/02 Wed
>ok here's one for you...
>why was the gas tank located under the drivers seat when they were designing the first jeeps?
>(hint: think WWII)

When Carl Probst and the teams from the different branches of the armed forces were brainstorming what would become the jeep, the following observation was brought up.
The jeep was to operate with a normal crew of 3 people, oftentimes more. That to have the driver be shot/killed would usually result in death or injury to all occupants by loss of control of the vehicle. So any bullet with a trajectory intersecting the driver meant the crew is a write off. A bullet with any other trajectory would only take out a non-essential occupant (to the operation of the vehicle anyway). The jeep must have a gas tank, which is by nature prone to fire & explosion when fired upon, especially with incendiary, or tracer rounds). An explosion of the fuel tank would injure/kill all occupants of a jeep. To minimize the number of "death shot" trajectories the tank was placed under the driver. To put it anywhere else was to double the number of places that the enemy could deliver a death shot to the entire crew. By putting the high-risk areas together, they minimized the space and therefore increased the chances of crew & vehicle survivability. The first jeeps, the MA, BRC, and GP had only 10-gallon tanks, with no spare gas can. The MB's & GPW's came with a 15-gallon tank, which now included a 5-gallon sump below the floorboards. After 6 months of MB GPW production the standard 5 gallon jerry can and rack were added to the rear panel of the jeep presenting a nice target to shoot at. If you watch the history channel enough, you'll see some fine movies of people driving jeeps with the rear end of the jeep on fire ie: the jerry can took a round. Civilians have different circumstances when talking about survivability. They are much more likely to get T-boned than shot at. Ruptured and flaming gas tanks inside passenger compartments was frowned upon by Hi-way Traffic safety people, which led to rules being put in place to move gas tanks outside the cabin space of vehicles to better protect the occupants. --- Brian



WANTED: WWII Willys/Ford MB/GPW in DFW, Texas -- Asif, 15:03:17 09/06/02 Fri
Not restored please...I would like to restore it myself.  Thanks, Asif


WANTED: WWII Willys / Misc. army Jeep in Good Condition -- John Gilbert, 06:16:10 09/07/02 Sat
I am looking for a WWII Willys or similar military type jeep that has already been restored / or in good condition. For my son & I to utilize in our hunting camp down here in Florida.


WANTED: looking for a WILLYS JEEP -- Mike Standing, 05:39:09 08/31/02 Sat
I would like to purchase a Willys Jeep. Please contact me.  Thanks, Mike

Re: WANTED: looking for a WILLYS JEEP -- Larry, 09:47:13 09/08/02 Sun
I have a 1954 Willys jeep and an extra frame with engine, tranny, and axles for sale. Price is $1,850.00.  Larry at 770 928-8667.



WANTED: Used Willys -- brian a. bode, 05:40:39 08/31/02 Sat
I am very interested in finding out where I can find a WWII Willys jeep. I have been long fascinated with them and honestly do not know a lot about them.
I would love to own one to slowly restore and learn as I go through this process. Any help wouldbe greatly appreciated.  -thank you  -brian a. bode

Re: WANTED: Used Willys -- Larry, 09:50:55 09/08/02 Sun
I have a 1954 Willys jeep and a frame, engine, tranny and axles for sale. $1,850.00 Larry 770 928-8667.



WANTED: show winning MB or GPW -- John, 08:24:23 09/09/02 Mon
Does anyone know of a frame off restoration of a correct MB or GPW available for sale. Show winning with matching #'s a plus. Thanks, John


WANTED: WWII Jeep MB or GPW in Texas -- Charles H. Wagamon, 14:50:21 09/13/02 Fri
Wanted WWII Jeep project or one completely reconditioned.Please call at 936-295-1624 or a 936-436-4910 during the day work hours.

Tech Question: DMV Info for Calif Jeep Collectors --  Brian French , 11:03:39 09/18/02 Wed
All car & jeep collectors should read this info re: DMV fees
A little publicized fact is that in California, car collectors are EXEMPT from having to pay back registration fees and non-op fees. To qualify for a waiver, go to your DMV office and you will need to fill out a 'Statement of Facts' form. On it, state that there was a reason for non-reg/late reg, (you were unable to locate parts to restore car), and you are exempt because you are a car collector. The lower level window clerk might say no, but ask for a supervisor. I learned about this in the newsletter from the antique jeep club I belong to. I have used it to save fee's on about 9 occasions with my jeeps & trailers.
This applies to your own jeeps which you are late on, as well as new purchases where the previous owner was delinquent.
Happy Restoring - Brian


WANTED: Looking for a WW 2 MB to restore -- Tina, 05:52:40 08/31/02 Sat
My dad is thinking of selling his 1943 MB. But first I have to find a site that could give me an idea on what it is worth. I need links to where I can find that info. The jeep is in working order and had some restoration work done on it 15-20 years ago. It would need restoration work done for a collector, but if you just want to drive a army jeep around it's good to go. My e-mail address is tinak@aol.com. Thanks for any info.

Re: WANTED: Looking for a WW 2 MB to restore -- Tom, 04:56:06 09/19/02 Thu
I have a 42 in Phoenix with bad engine knock. $ 1,500.00  Tom



WANTED: Looking to buy 1941 to 1968 military jeep -- Denny Centers, 06:19:23 08/31/02 Sat
I am looking to purchase a 1940 to 1968 military jeep that has been restored or in original condition. I can be contacted by e-mail at iamddc@aol.com.
Please put military jeep in the subject line, so I don't accidentally erase your e-mail.

Re: WANTED: Looking to buy 1941 to 1968 military jeep -- Tom, 04:57:59 09/19/02 Thu
I have a 42 Ford Jeep with a bad engine knock, in the Phoenix area for $1,500.00.  Tom



WANTED: WTB: old military Jeep -- Stephen Earp, 06:40:13 08/31/02 Sat
hello, my name is steve, im 15 years old. Im looking for an old military style willies jeep. I have to have one for my first ar. I've alwayes wanted one since i took a drive in one when i was 8. The problem is, is that I cant find one. Im looking for one in running condition. But I still want something that I can restore somewhat. If you could help me find one it would be great. I'am located in Pennsylvania. In bucks county, which is just north of Philadelphia. I am willing to travel A couple states over, to pick it up. So if you know of anyone selling theirs, please let me know.
thank you for your time  Stephen Earp


FOR SALE: 1943 GPW and M100 Trailer, for sale, in Topeka, KS -- Duane Johnson, 19:36:11 09/20/02 Fri
For sale, 1943 GPW, running condition, preserved, but not restored. S/N 159815
GPW - $8,000, M100 Trailer - $700
Topeka, KS    Jayhawk333@aol.com


FOR SALE: 1977, M151-A2 -- Charlie, 07:31:57 09/21/02 Sat
For Sale: 1977, M151-A2        Excellent condition, uncut, N.Y. registration, new camo paint 2 years ago. This sale also includes one 151-A1 for parts. The tub on the A1 is in bad shape, but has a good drive train. Many additional parts besides the two vehicles, n.o.s. and used. Bearings, u-joints, grills, seats, tires and rims, canvas, partial engine, too many to list.  Please call Charlie at 315-685-5906 for all details. Or send questions to Cbrounds@cs.com Located in Central NY, near Syracuse. We can send additional pictures on request.        Asking $7,900 for all. 

WANTED: WWII jeep wanted -- Joel, 15:37:17 09/21/02 Sat
I'm looking to buy a WWII jeep. I will also be looking for parts. My phone is 870-856-3330
my email address. It is shack@centurytel.net                Just let me know if you have a WWII jeep for sale.    Thanks again, Joel


WANTED: MB army jeep -- Andrew Gwinnett, 18:23:08 09/21/02 Sat
I am looking for a 1954 and back army jeep my preference is MB but any would be nice, I live in Statesboro GA.


WANTED: COMBAT WHEELS -- ROGER SMITH, 01:22:07 09/23/02 Mon
LOOKING FOR A PAIR OF GOOD COMBAT WHEELS FOR MY 42 GPW.   E-MAIL ME DIRECT. THANKS


FOR SALE: '42 GPW and various others for sale -- Bob Murdock, 12:13:12 09/06/02 Fri
Just purchased a large assortment of CJ2A parts and complete jeeps. Also wound up with an M-38, M-100 trailer to match and a '42 GPW. All located in Cincinnati, OH    Please drop me a line and let me know what you might be looking for. Heaven knows what I'll find when I sort it all out. The gentleman also has a Mini Mite, Dodge Command car and other WWII vehicles. Too coool!

Re: FOR SALE: '42 GPW and various others for sale -- keith shaw, 18:36:20 09/09/02 Mon
hi there Bob,  we are looking for a mb which can be restored or a command car do you have any pics and what would the cost be for the units if you have them thanks keith emial:  camelot59@yahoo.com

Re: FOR SALE: '42 GPW and various others for sale -- Michael Terrell, 12:14:47 09/30/02 Mon
Bob,  could you send me a list of the jeeps you have for sale with price? if not too many, a pic of each would be nice. thanks for your time --michael



WANTED: WTB - M416 Trailer or copy -- Bill Hooven, 12:24:04 09/30/02 Mon
Decent shape but not perfect is okay. I prefer pintle hook and sealed tub (not tailgate conversion). Price range is $300-$600 depending on condition. I'm in AZ and will travel possibly up to 1000 miles. This is NOT for period restoration but for conversion into a modern Jeep offroad trailer.


WANTED: Looking for a repaiable gpw script -- Scott Thayer, 17:11:53 09/30/02 Mon
Looking for a script tub in repairable condition or incomplete gpw to fix. email at mstarcher@msn.com


WANTED: OLD CJ5 GOOD OR BAD SHAPE -- JULIE BAILEY, 10:31:35 10/02/02 Wed

Looking for an old (1965-75) CJ5 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. If in any other place will consider travel. Flexible pricing. Can be in good or bad shape, but would prefer offroad.
Thank You  JRB



"WANTED" MB or GPW Jeep -- Joel, 13:30:20 10/04/02 Fri
I'm wanting to buy or trade for an MB or GPW jeep. My email addrss is shack@centurytel.net or you can call me at (870)856-3330 or (870)856-3677
Thanks, Joel

Wanted. CJ-3B (1953-1955) -- Michael Gorman, 17:07:01 10/04/02 Fri
I am looking for a Willy's Jeep CJ-3B from 1953-1955. Please contact me regarding price and availability

Location of serial number for Willys GPW? -- Lyn Heikkila, 17:27:44 10/05/02 Sat
Have recently purchased a 42-45? GPW and am needing a serial # to get a title for it. Glove box cover is gone. Where can I find the Serial #? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Email me and let me know dlhh@earthlink.net.

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[>  Re: Location of serial number for Willys GPW? --  Brian French , 11:30:16 10/06/02 Sun
Where do I find my WW2 Jeeps Serial Numbers?
http://wwiijeepparts.com/Archives/WWIIJeepHistory.html#JeepSerialNumbersLocation
above web address takes you to the full text on the subject.
Brian French

[> [> Re: Location of serial number for Willys GPW? -- Jim Murray, 21:45:13 10/07/02 Mon
The "address" you showed for the location of finding the serial numbers does not work. Could you be more specific. Maybe I have done something wrong in entering it, but the computer comes back and says it cannot find it or it does not exist. Thanks in advance for your help. Please e-mail me a direct answer, as I may not be able to find your response on this site.

[> [>  Re: Location of serial number for Willys MB & Ford GPW? --  Brian French , 16:52:17 10/08/02 Tue
Here is a hyperlink to the address.
Jeep Serial Number Locations
if the link stops at the top of the page, them scroll down 10inches to the text links in blue. the 10th one down is "where do I find my Jeeps Serial Numbers" that's the one you want to click on to get the info.
Brian
http://wwiijeepparts.com/Archives/WWIIJeepHistory.html#JeepSerialNumbersLocation


WANTED: looking for a WILLYS JEEP -- Mike Standing, 05:39:09 08/31/02 Sat
I would like to purchase a Willys Jeep. Please contact me.   Thanks, Mike

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[> Re: WANTED: looking for a WILLYS JEEP -- Larry, 09:47:13 09/08/02 Sun
I have a 1954 Willys jeep and an extra frame with engine, tranny, and axles for sale. Price is $1,850.00.  Larry at 770 928-8667.

[> Re: WANTED: looking for a WILLYS JEEP -- Bob Fowler, 17:55:32 10/09/02 Wed
I have a 1947 CJ2A for sale in Nashville TN $2875. Diveable. See my message posted 10/08/02 or send e-mail and I will e-mail pictures.


Squadron Patch Website -- HOWARD LANHAM, 23:34:06 10/09/02 Wed
Dear Brian,
I had someone tell me about your web site. It is a great job. I did not know that it existed and have been beginning to duplicate your work.
Perhaps in another 20 years, I will come close. I am a general collector of U.S. military insignia of W.W. II. I have generally avoided squadron patches because of the high cost and many fakes. I was able to spot one of your unknowns. Number 8 is Air Gunnery School according to an owner of one who acquired it from a veteran. You can see my site at:     http://www.angelfire.com/md2/patches/
My own beginning of a page on squadron insignia (several months old) can be seen at two pages:
http://www.angelfire.com/md2/patches/other/otherinsaafsquadron.html     and:
http://www.angelfire.com/md2/patches/other/otherinsaafsquadron2.html
I have given you a link on my pages as you can see. If someone is looking for information I wish them to find it at the best source. If you wish to give me a link a would be grateful. If you have any suggestions or can find an errors or omissions in my site I am interested in fixing them.
Thank you,  Regards,   HOWARD LANHAM

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[> Re: Squadron Patch Website -- Brian French, 23:41:36 10/09/02 Wed
Dear Howard:
Thank you for writing. Sorry for the delay in responding, I have been at a W.W.II Jeep rally 9hrs drive from home for the last week.
I visited your site and like it. it would be a good asset to add a link to it from my website. I would like to grab the bullion shoulder patch as a pic to link (in addition to text) to your website. You also, had a couple pics of squadrons I do not have - can I add grab them as well please. Thank you for the link to my site. I have added your link to mine. Thanks for more info on the unknown patch as well.
thanks, Brian


Info wanted on jeeps used in North Africa by the British -- PAOLO, 23:55:02 10/09/02 Wed
hello, I'm looking for someone able to tell me everything about the jeeps used in North Africa by the British.
thanks a'lot
PAOLO

Bantam T-3-C -- Tom Price, 00:30:47 10/10/02 Thu
Hi Brain,
What can you tell me about Bantam T-3-C, S/N 6942. This is the only tag on the trailer. It is on the outside of the front panel, top rt. corner. It isn't a mil. type tag. This one has a tail gate and the rear corners look to factory made. The trailer looks to be mil. in style. Hope you can shed some light on it. Thanks, Tom Price

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[>  Re: Bantam T-3-C --  Brian French , 00:33:26 10/10/02 Thu
It is a post war production civilian trailer made by Bantam. The same Bantam Co. that made them during the second world war. The "C" stands for civilian. They are a copy of the army trailers with many civilian user friendly features like the tailgate, and stake bed brackets for a wooden bow set. They were sold through several outlets including Sears Roebuck. Bantam went out of Biz in the early 50's. For more info on them, Join the Bantam Trailer Newsgroup on Yahoo Groups.
Hope this helps,
Brian


FOR SALE: 1943 GPW -- Brian Gray, 06:27:29 08/31/02 Sat
1943 GPW, full restoration, too many points to mention here. Over 30 years invested by my father(WW2 vet) Located in Northern California. asking price $17,500.
Contact Brian at gdog16920@yahoo.com for pics and full history. Please, serious inquiries only.

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[> Re: FOR SALE: 1943 GPW -- Richard Weed, 22:39:06 10/07/02 Mon
Did you sale this jeep yet and if so how much wwere you able to get?

[> [> Re: FOR SALE: 1943 GPW -- Brian Gray, 19:07:40 10/11/02 Fri
No, He took it off the market for awhile. I think he will drop the price and retry. For more info, Call him Walt Gray, (530) 347-7350


WANTED M-100 TRAILER -- Norman G. Ray, 16:11:38 10/12/02 Sat
Looking for a good condition M-100 trailer to go with my M-38 Jeep. Prefer to find one in a pratical location near Seattle if possible.
Please respond direct to:         normray@gte.net        Thanks, Norm

Wanted..42 Ford script jeep -- Peter, 21:35:41 10/10/02 Thu
Looking for a 1942 (early) ford script jeep...Please call or email....209-586-2551...uacg@sonic.net

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[> Re: Wanted..42 Ford script jeep -- timtnts4, 17:50:44 10/11/02 Fri
i own 42 ford script jeep 6 42 31799 im getting ready too sell let meknow if interested

[> [> Re: Wanted..42 Ford script jeep -- Peter, 22:03:15 10/11/02 Fri
Yes, please call or email...707-526-3302...or uacg@sonic.net..thank You

[> Re: Wanted..42 Ford script jeep -- Tim, 20:06:17 10/12/02 Sat
I would like to answer any questions conserning the script Jeep you might have Timtnts4

[> [> Re: Wanted..42 Ford script jeep -- Peter, 21:26:55 10/12/02 Sat
Please send me your phone number and I will call...can you also email me pictures??? Thank You


1982 Jeep Scrambler -- Steve Sheldon, 06:52:54 10/13/02 Sun
1982 Jeep Scrambler
Fresh balanced assembly 468 cu.in. big block chevy, aluminum intake 400 hydromatic transmission, cast iron transfer case, positive 355 rear differential, new 2500 stall speed torque converter, new 32Ē tires, spoke wheels, jumpseat/seatbelts, oak sideboards. Completely installed new inner floor. New galvanized exterior panels installed Ė you must finish. $5500.00  Call Steve at 1-810-240-7716  This is my cellphone Ė if I donít answer please try again later.  Thanks  Steve

Wanted m-415 trailer in fair moveable shape -- Mike Bouford, 13:54:24 10/14/02 Mon
I'm looking for a m-416 or m-100 jeep trailer that rolls the body doesn't have to be pretty as it will be restored. running gear/springs and frame need to be solid enough to move it over the road, but will likely be fixed as well. Looking for a reasonably priced fixer upper to go behind my 1997 TJ.

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[> Should read m-416 not m-415 -- Mike Bouford, 13:58:50 10/14/02 Mon
I'm located in central Maine and am willing to travel a reasonable distance. Please respond direct to mikechar@gwi.net


1947 Willis CJ2a For Sale -- Bob Fowler, 18:29:17 10/08/02 Tue
1947 Willis for sale. Driveable! I have receipts where previous owner spent over $2,300 on restoration. Over the last 2 years I have installed a new gas tank, new carb, new master cyl, new plug wires, new battery. Color is black. Has roll bar, knock out hubs on front, spoke wheels, convert to 12 volt sys.
Send e-mail and will send digital pictures. Located Nashville, TN. Price $2875.00

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[> Re: 1947 Willis CJ2a For Sale -- Aaron, 21:38:08 10/11/02 Fri
very interested. located in baltimore, ohio please e-mail me photo's. thanks.

[> Re: 1947 Willis CJ2a For Sale -- DAVE KNIGHT, 05:10:00 10/15/02 Tue
PLEASE SEND PICTURES, AM IN PENSACOLA FL.


Shovel under the hood for 1953 m38a1 -- Mike McCoy, 15:11:17 10/16/02 Wed
Need to know what kind of shovel the military install under the hood of m38al 1953 jeep. Please e-mail me if you have any information. Thanks Mike McCoy

Wanted- 1944 Willy's Jeep -- Chris Kapuscik, 14:19:41 10/20/02 Sun
I want a 1943-44 willy's jeep in fairly good condition. My price range is between $1000 and $2500. I would like the jeep to be somewhere in California so I don't have to have the jeep shipped from far away.

  Wanted: PTO Shift and drive assembly -- Greg Holt, 19:01:50 10/20/02 Sun
PTO shift and drive assembly needed, not rear belt powering assembly.

Wanted: M38 in restored condition -- Dave, 15:02:20 08/31/02 Sat
Hi Brian, Great site !I'm looking to purchase a M38 in restored condition. Any web sites that you'd suggest? What is the price range for one in very good condition.Thanks. Dave

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[> Re: Wanted: M38 in restored condition -- Brian French, 16:07:51 08/31/02 Sat
Hello,
Well your best bet is looking in the Recycler, Thrifty Nickel, Truck Trader type classified ads. Keep an eye out on eBay. Also, definitely keep visiting my website Bulletin Board. Several vehicles have traded hands over the years this way. That link is http://wwiijeepparts.com/WWIIJeepForums.html
Leave your contact info, what years are you looking for, and a price range. Good hunting, Brian

[> Re: Wanted: M38 in restored condition -- Dave Long, 14:27:44 10/22/02 Tue
Hi, read your message. I have an M-38 that runs (but smokes), has a very good frame, but needs to be finished off. Have spent a year fooling around with it, and need to make room in the garage. Paid $1500 for it, have put about $500 into it. Comes with new Cooper military tires and rims, along with another set of old snow tires and rims. I would say that if you have the time, don't mind pulling the engine for a rebuild, you would have a good deal here. From what I have seen, a fully restored one goes anywhere from $5,000 to $9,000. Obviously, the more you pay, the more you get.


jeep willys FC-150 coe 4x4 -- Annette Keller, 19:18:31 10/22/02 Tue
For sale one 1957 FC-150 Willys Jeep COE 4x4,Needs tender loving care, for restoration or parts complete truck. Can send pics if you want.Has 4 cylinder huricane engine,few spare parts. Not a show winner,but could be with a bit of work. Located in Quebec Canada. Asking 1500.00 or B.O.For more info please email

MILITARY JEEP TIRES -- DAVE HURLBUT, 19:05:57 10/30/02 Wed
I HAVE MANY SIZE 7.00X16 MILITARY JEEP TIRES-ALL LIKE NEW AND IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT ARE USED. WILL SELL BY THE TIRE, PAIR OR SET OF 4. LOCATED IN FLORIDA.

Where to Look to Find / Buy a WWII Jeep --  Brian French , 17:58:52 08/31/02 Sat
Hello,
Well your best bet is looking in the Recycler, Thrifty Nickel, Truck Trader type classified ads. Keep an eye on eBay. Also, definitely put up a WANTED ad here on my website Message Boards. Several vehicles have traded hands over the years this way. Leave your contact info, what years are you looking for, and a price range.
And get your hands on the books 'All American Wonder' Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 - they are like an encyclopedia set, you HAVE to get both. They are the restorer's bible.
Good hunting, Brian

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[> Re: Where to Look to Find / Buy a WWII Jeep -- Gene, 00:47:34 10/31/02 Thu
Geetings Looking for a GPW or MB Jeep 1941-45. I'm in Northern California. Please send e-mail. Thanks. Gene


FS: Original WW2 Jeep manuals/items -- Prem, 15:28:58 11/01/02 Fri
I have following WW2 jeep items for sale:
- one TM9-803 Technical manual for 1/4 ton truck Willys MB/Ford GPW; dated 1944; in mint unused condition; Price $100 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/tm2.jpg
- one TM9-803 Technical manual for 1/4 ton truck Willys MB/Ford GPW; dated 1944; in used good condition; Price $70 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/tm1.jpg
- one ORD 8 SNL G503 Ordnance Catalog Field & Depot Maintenance Allowances for 1/4 ton truck Willys MB/Ford GPW; dated 1951; in mint unused condition; Price $100 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/ord8.jpg
- one ORD 9 SNL G503 Ordnance Catalog List of Service Parts for 1/4 ton truck Willys MB/Ford GPW; dated 1949; in very good used condition; Price $110 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/ord9.jpg
- one TM 9-2700 Technical Manual Principles of WW2 Automotive Vehicles; dated 1947; 461 pages; very comprehensive reference manual for all WW2 vehicles; Price $50 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/Mvc-013s.jpg
- one NOS (New Old Stock) WW2 jeep Defroster kit (de-icer) 6 Volt for windshield in original box (including switch with knob, bracket for the switch, wiring, instruction label); Price $100 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/def.jpg
- one NOS (New Old Stock) WW2 jeep Lever type grease gun Alemite 6593 still in original package; Price $140 plus S&H; view picture at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/gun.JPG
- one WW2 jeep First Aid Kit Box; complete with all the contents, in very good condition; Price $100 plus S&H, view pictures at: http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/kit1.jpg
http://ourworld.cs.com/Mrkevvzime/kit2.jpg
If you have any questions, please contact me via email or call me @ (216)486-3392.
Thanks, best regards Prem.

1940's jeep for sale -- marcia cooper, 13:38:37 10/27/02 Sun
I have my fathers old jeep for sale. Don't know it's real value. Body in pretty decent shape I have been told. Needs some TLC. No military plates on glove box. I think it's a 1942 but not sure. Need to sale ASAP. Please contact me if interested.

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[> Re: 1940's jeep for sale -- Chris, 17:07:26 10/28/02 Mon
Dear Marcia,
I read your message about the jeep on the jeep bulletin board and i was wondering how much would you want to part with it. Second, are you in driving range from california because that is where i live and i wouldn't want to have it shipped across the country. shipping charges!!! So please respond. Sincerely, chris

[> [> Re: 1940's jeep for sale -- Chris, 18:08:25 10/30/02 Wed
Dear Marcia,
i guess i forgot my email address. sorry about that. Here it is wrinkledmonkey@yahoo.com Sincerely, Chris

[> Re: 1940's jeep for sale -- Gene, 00:32:36 10/31/02 Thu
Dear Marcia
I'm interested. Please send e-mail of location and price. Thanks Gene

[> Re: 1940's jeep for sale -- Gene, 01:36:35 11/02/02 Sat
Dear Marcia
Please e-mail me your phone number and address. If you are not too far away, I would be very interested in your jeep. Please send information ASAP! Thanks Gene


Tool Identification Guide -- Mechanic's Humor, 00:42:58 11/04/02 Mon
Tool Identification Guide
HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a divining rod to locate expensive parts not far from the object we are trying to hit.
MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on boxes containing tonneaus, soft tops, and leather upholstery kits.
HAND ELECTRIC DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel Pop rivets in their holes until you die of old age, but it also works great for drilling mounting holes in fenders just above the brake line that goes to the rear wheel.
PLIERS: An adjustable tool used to round off bolt heads.
CRESCENT WRENCH: See PLIERS
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
AVIATION METAL SNIPS: See hacksaw.
VISE-GRIPS: Used to round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to rapidly transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.
OXY-ACETELENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your garage on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside a brake drum you're trying to get the bearing race out of.
WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older British cars and motorcycles, they are now used mainly for impersonating that 9/16 or 1/2 socket you've been searching for the last 15 minutes.
DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that freshly painted part you were drying.
WIRE BRUSH WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and hard-earned guitar string callouses in about the time it takes you to say, "Ouch...."
HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: A device used for raising a vehicle off of the ground. When RAISING - The first stopping point will ALWAYS be 1/2 inch below the top of the Jack Stand. When LOWERING - The stopping point of the Jack will ALWAYS be 1/2 inch above the height needed to remove the Jack.
EIGHT-FOOT LONG DOUGLAS FIR 2X4: Used as a long lever with crushable ends.
TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters caused by the above.
PHONE: Tool for calling your neighbour to see if he has another hydraulic floor jack.
GASKET SCRAPER: Theoretically useful as a sandwich tool for spreading mayonnaise or peanut butter. Used mainly for getting dog-doo off your boot.
PUTTY KNIFE: A shorter and wider version of a GASKET SCRAPER (above). Who the heck uses putty anymore anyway ?
E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool that snaps off in bolt holes and is ten times harder than any known centre punch or drill bit.
TIMING LIGHT: A stroboscopic instrument for illuminating the grease that has built up on a harmonic balancer.
TWO-TON HYDRAULIC ENGINE HOIST: A handy tool for testing the tensile strength of ground straps and fuel lines you may have forgotten to disconnect.
1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large motor mount prying tool that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end without the handle.
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used as a non-drifting drift to ALMOST align motor-mount holes. Can also be used, as the name implies, to round off Phillips screw heads.
BATTERY ELECTROLYTE TESTER: A handy tool for transferring sulphuric acid from a car battery to the inside of your toolbox after determining that your battery is dead as a doornail, just as you thought.
TROUBLE LIGHT: The mechanic's own tanning booth. Accurately called a "drop" light. It is a good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin," which is not otherwise found under automobiles at night. Health benefits aside, its main purpose is to consume 60-watt light bulbs at about the same rate that 105-mm howitzer shells might be used during, say, the first few hours of the Battle of the Bulge. More often dark than light, its name is somewhat misleading. Makes a tinkling sound and a whisp of smoke when splashed with radiator coolant.
AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a coal-burning power plant 200 miles away and transforms it into compressed air that travels by hose to a Chicago Pneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty bolts last tightened 50 years ago by someone in Michigan or England and twists them off.
PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.
TUBING CUTTER: A very accurate tool used to cut brake and fuel lines exactly 1/2 inch too short.
6-FOOT STEEL TAPE: A long slender steel ribbon with inch marks. Steel tapes ALWAYS break-away and bend downwards just before you reach the point to which you are measuring.
BEAM-TYPE TORQUE WRENCH: A long tool used for precisely tightening nuts and bolts. Chief characteristic of using = The handle will ALWAYS contact firewall or fender-well just BEFORE the required torque value is reached.
CLICK-TYPE TORQUE WRENCH: A long tool used for precisely tightening nuts and bolts. May also be used as a very accurate and expensive BREAKER BAR
BREAKER BAR: A long tool for loosening and tightening nuts and bolts. May substitute for TORQUE WRENCH. When used to tighten nuts and bolts, the rule of thumb is "Tighten Until It Strips - Then Back It Off 1/4 Turn".
FLASHLIGHT: A GREAT holder for dead batteries.

looking for good ww2 jeep -- greg potts, 15:24:34 11/05/02 Tue
Hi! My name is greg potts and I ran across this website and was glad to see so many enthusiastic jeep owners..What I am looking for is a good project jeep. I am new to this area and I am still learning what is involved in restoring a ww2 jeep..Any assistance on pricing,condition of vehicles or if you have a vehicle for sale(starter jeep if necessary) I don't have much money right now so it would be a work in progress job. I am based in the dallas,tx area and anything locally would be great to start with..Want to see them up close and know what i am looking at,,email me if you want to at the above address..thanks and keep em driving!!

WILLYS MB DATA PLATE -- Gerard Brennock, 16:38:45 11/05/02 Tue
Hello everyone,Does anyone have, or does anyone know where I can get hold of a set of N.O.S.(BRASS)1942 WILLYS MB Data plates(glovebox) also a set of 1942 rubber hood blocks. All the best,Regards Gerard.

FOR SALE: 2-jeeps for sale -- C. Ronald Welch, 06:29:41 08/31/02 Sat
2x 1952 jeeps for sale buy 1 jeep get second jeep free plus spare transmission and transferr case 1jeep is cj2 with rear power t.o. jeep 2 is m38. $8500.00 for all.

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[> Re: FOR SALE: 2-jeeps for sale -- Dave, 10:34:43 09/03/02 Tue
Where do you have these jeeps? To consider a purchase I need to know where they are stored. Thanks for your time. Dave

[> Re: FOR SALE: 2-jeeps for sale -- Mildred M. Fischer, 13:36:28 11/08/02 Fri
Could you provide a phone number? Are the jeeps military? Thank you.


Military Jeeps -- Mildred M. Fischer, 13:42:24 11/08/02 Fri
Interested in buying military jeep, 1967-69. Will consider earlier models. Please provide telephone number and location if possible. Thank you.

1942 New York License Plate -- SOC, 12:26:43 11/10/02 Sun
Hi, Could you tell me if only one plate was issued in 1942 from the state of New York. I need a plate/s for my 1942 classic car. Difficult to find. Thanks. SOC

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[>  Re: 1942 New York License Plate --  Brian French , 12:28:45 11/10/02 Sun
hello,
2 plates were mfg'd, however the state only released 1 to the customer - they restamped the 2nd plate in 1944 due to the war metal shortage
1942 deep yellow/black; "N.Y.42" top; only single plate issued
1943 black/deep yellow steel strip on 42 base; 10 x 1 5/8; border contoured to fit the top edge of base plate; slots upper right and left; embossed "NY" left; "43" right
1944 black/deep yellow; "N Y-44" top;
NOTE! the mate to the unissued 1942 plates was restruck with a "4" over the "2" in "42" Brian French



Re: Question What to do with 1960 Willys -- Tom, 13:25:23 11/10/02 Sun
I have a 1960 Willys 4x4 wagon with 38k original miles. Has been sitting in a barn for years but still runs. Where would a person go to sell this type of vehicle.
Sincerely, tom


Original Ford data plates wanted: 1942 GPW -- John, 14:04:53 11/10/02 Sun
My GPW has no data plates on the glove box, looking for an original set in fair to good condition (any month of 1942), Still intact on the glove box lid is best...Please email me...uacg@sonic.net...Thank You 
Re: Question: 1943 mb jeep Value???? -- John G Thomas, 20:59:04 11/13/02 Wed
I am seeking a value on a 1943 Ford GPW that I own which appears to be restored. I have some photos of the vehicle, but I'm not sure how to send them on this format. I may need your email address to do it directly. Please advise. Thanks. John

Re: FOR SALE: 2 military jeep fc170 willys cab over for sale -- james, 20:45:42 11/06/02 Wed
I'm interested in the willys fc, are these still for sale?

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[> Re: FOR SALE: 2 military jeep fc170 willys cab over for sale -- DAVID, 19:59:48 11/14/02 Thu
I WANA BUY YOUR JEEPS PLZ CALL 1(909)899-6990


WWII Jeep Wanted -- nick, 17:19:24 10/30/02 Wed
I work for a Federal Agency interested in purchasing a Willy's WWII Jeep for display in a Veterans Museum (West Los Angeles, CA). The Jeep does not have to be in running condition and we will consider purchasing from any location in the US. Nick

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[> Re: WWII Jeep Wanted -- John Ferrie, 13:20:33 11/16/02 Sat
I have a non running WWII jeep with a good body that I want to sell. Please contact me if you are interested.
Thanks, John Ferrie  POB 1562  Fort Collins, CO  970/221-4920

[> [> Re: WWII Jeep Wanted -- Ryan Leaf, 21:10:25 11/16/02 Sat
I have a 1944 Willys Jeep in excellent condition with too many ammenities to list. I live in Dana Point California and I think you should give me a call.....
Ryan Leaf  Dana Point California  949-661-4152 or 562-225-1833


1944 Willys Gpw Daily Driver -- Ryan Leaf, 14:07:05 11/16/02 Sat
1944 Willys Gpw Daily Driver    Location: Dana Point, California    Price: $4000 OBO
DIVORCE FORCES SALE...... Everything original except CJ3B Motor upgrade. Seats redone, floating compass and altimeter added to dash. Looks factory. New Clutch, new tires and it runs hard. Was a daily driver until November 2001. Detroit Lockers, Bikini Top, granny gears Too many ammenities to list. Must see to appreciate.... Ryan 949 661 4152
Vehicle Features:  All Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder Engine Unleaded Fuel   Manual Transmission Full Size Spare Rear Tire Carrier   Roll Bars Soft Top

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[> Re: 1944 Willys Gpw Daily Driver -- Brad, 06:28:53 11/17/02 Sun
Hi,
I am interested in your jeep can you send me some pictures and price


WANTED M-100 TRAILER -- Norman G. Ray, 11:19:29 11/18/02 Mon
Wanted a M-100 trailer in good condition available where it would be practical to transport to the Pacific Northwest

1942-1944 GPW Wanted -- Jeremy, 18:55:39 10/30/02 Wed
Interested in purchasing a 1942-1944 GPW for restoration, Please contact if you have one your willing to part with please include location of jeep and asking price Jeremy

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[> Re: 1942-1944 GPW Wanted -- Ryan Leaf, 23:41:41 11/18/02 Mon
Hello Jeremy my name is Ryan Leaf and I have a 1944 Willys Gpw Daily Driver  Location: Dana Point, California  Price: $4000 OBO
DIVORCE FORCES SALE...... Everything original except CJ3B Motor upgrade. Seats redone, floating compass and altimeter added to dash. Looks factory. New Clutch, new tires and it runs hard. Was a daily driver until November 2001. Detroit Lockers, Bikini Top, granny gears Too many ammenities to list. Must see to appreciate.... Ryan 949 661 4152   Vehicle Features:  All Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder Engine Unleaded Fuel   Manual Transmission Full Size Spare Rear Tire Carrier
Roll Bars Soft Top  Give me a call so we can talk....... I also have a cell phone that should you not be able to get me on my home phone, you can reach me on the cell. 562-225-1833.  I look forward to hearing from you Ryan

[>  ford jeep model no 1942/44 -- navaid, 06:17:10 11/19/02 Tue
hello I am navaid i have opened your site and i have seened a ford jeep in it which i want to purchase


Jeep M-100 Trailer -- Brent Fishinghawk, 14:25:27 11/19/02 Tue
I'm interested in purchasing a jeep M-100 Trailer. Good condition with very little to no rust. Thanks

U S Army Air Base, Santa Rosa, CA (60 miles North of San Francisco) -- Gene, 00:41:57 11/09/02 Sat
During WWII an Army Air Force training base was built north of Santa Rosa, CA. (It is now the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport). I live in Santa Rosa and would like to stencil the proper ID name and numbers of that base on a Jeep bumper. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks  Gene

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[> Re: U S Army Air Base, Santa Rosa, CA (60 miles North of San Francisco) -- Brian, 12:12:48 11/10/02 Sun
Hi Gene, What was the official name of the field or base back then?  Brian

[> Re: U S Army Air Base, Santa Rosa, CA (60 miles North of San Francisco) -- Jim, 21:48:56 11/19/02 Tue
You might try the Pacific Coast Air Museum 707-575-7900  It looks like it is at the location of the Santa Rosa Army Air Field. There are several displays on their website but it don't show any vehicles.


1945 MB -- John Shapiro, 06:26:39 11/20/02 Wed
I need an honest mechanic in southeastern Massachusetts who can get this non-running 1945 MB Willys jeep back on the road. Can you give me any names and numbers. I am not looking for anything fancy.  Thanks, John Shapiro

M38 -- Frank Baltra, 02:56:35 11/21/02 Thu
Looking for photos of M38 of the Military Police detachment at West Point 1950 -55

1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Keith, 13:15:34 10/24/02 Thu
1943 gpw jeep runs and reg 2003 tags. needs tlc   email for pictures. anaheim, california area   org 4 cyl engine trans and all running gear.  asking $3000.00
kwaybourn@earthlink.net

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[> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Gene, 00:34:57 10/31/02 Thu
Dear Keith I'm interested. Please send e-mail as to location. Thanks Gene

[> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Keith, 09:59:42 10/31/02 Thu
location is in Anaheim, California.

[> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- david, 19:56:32 11/14/02 Thu
HELLO I LIVE IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA I AM INTERESTED IN BUYING YOU JEEP PLZ CALL ME AT 1(909)899-6990

[> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Gene, 00:38:28 10/31/02 Thu
Dear Keith I'm interested. Please send e-mail as to location. Thanks Gene

[> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Gene, 01:10:18 11/02/02 Sat
Keith Please e-mail me your phone number and address. I believe that my brother-in-law (he lives in Yucaipa) would be able to inspect the vehicle for me and we could then "make a deal". Please advise ASAP.  Thanks, Gene (707) 539-2349

[> [> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- keith, 15:47:18 11/04/02 Mon
ok

[> [> [> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- greg potts, 15:39:37 11/08/02 Fri
wow!!! 3000 grand..what condition is it in?? still have its military markings??? how many pieces of it are missing??? let us know!!

[> [> [> [> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Keith, 06:13:24 11/11/02 Mon
1943 jeep you can drive on the street now. motor good shape  need seals on trany. very little rust. has 2003 plates. need tires. It has new brakes, wheel cylinders, and
master. needs paint and small stuff.

[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Bob, 08:29:54 11/15/02 Fri
Dear Keith,  Please call me at 1-800-453-7465 EST so that I may talk to you about the GPW. I've got transport lined up and ready to pick it up at your home. Where do I send the funds? Thanks! Bob

[> Re: 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Keith, 03:47:46 11/21/02 Thu
SORRY IT'S SOLD!!

[> [> Re: SOLD! 1943 gpw jeep for sale $3000.00 -- Keith, 03:50:06 11/21/02 Thu
Thanks for all the interest


GPW Script Rear panel -- Gene M., 06:37:46 11/22/02 Fri
I am looking for a decent used Ford script rear panel for a 1942 GPW before I spend the big money on a new one.

F/S 1942 Ford Script Tub and Frame -- Tom, 09:01:01 11/17/02 Sun
F/S 1942 Ford Script Tub and Frame
Ford Script Tub: In really good restortable shape...minor amount of rust and bondo
Ford Frame: REALLY GOOD shape GPW 14570
Ford fenders, grill all excellent shape
Located In Santa Rosa, Calif  asking 1400 for all..707-526-3302

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[> Re: F/S 1942 Ford Script Tub and Frame -- Manuel Escobar, 11:54:48 11/22/02 Fri
Hi   Interested. Any of the chassis components like axels, transfer case, etc. still in your GPW?  Thanks


WTB M416 Trailer -- Jeff Mitchell, 18:30:52 11/23/02 Sat
Would like to find and purchase a descent M416 trailer in the midwest area ( I live in Michigan, but will drive a reasonable distance to buy. Not CALIFORNIA, LOL.

1952 m-38 Army and 1946 cj-2a Airforce jeep for sale. -- Mark, 15:15:14 11/25/02 Mon
Would like to sell M-38 Army jeep, jeep does not run and needs to be restored, but is very complete with 24 volt system. Asking $1400. The 1946 CJ-2A was a airforce jeep, but has a new coat of ww2 lusterless paint on it. This jeep runs well bit needs carburator rebuilt and has no brakes but I have all new lines. Jeep is not perfect but looks good. Asking $1800.00 obo. Will sacrifice both for $3000.00.

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[> Re: 1952 m-38 Army and 1946 cj-2a Airforce jeep for sale. -- Don Simmang, 14:32:53 11/26/02 Tue
Interested in your 1946 Willys cj2a ..Can you tell me where you are located? Is the jeep pretty well original parts? Thanks, Don


F/S 1943 Ford GPW Jeep -- Tom, 22:56:20 11/27/02 Wed
F/S 1943 Ford Jeep..GPW 107667 All matching numbers  This is a restoration Project jeep and a very good one.  Needs new tub, engine is complete, Four nice combat rims, lots of F marked parts  Also comes with a Ford Script tub in really good condition, A ford running chassis, two good fenders and windshield  Located in Santa Rosa, Calif..707-526-3302.Asking $2800 or B/O.Pictures difficult to send right now, please call if interested...Thank You

Canadian Military M101 Trailers for sale -- Robert Anderson, 09:26:33 11/29/02 Fri
Manufactured in 1992 but NEVER USED...LIKE NEW! Surplus M101 1/4 Ton trailers. Very Similar specs to M416. Great On/Off Road trailer. Lunette eye/pintle hitch arrangement designed for off road terrain, brand new rubberized vinyl camoflauged tarp included, built-in cargo tie downs, many more special features...  INTRODUCTORY PRICE $800.00 USD. Volume/dealer discounts available...
For complete details, pictures, data sheet go to www.futurelogistics.ca

1940 - 1945 WWII GPW or WILLYS Jeep Wanted -- Jeremy, 11:00:38 11/29/02 Fri
Hi im interested in purchasing a WWII jeep from 1940 -1945    preferably either a 1942 or 1943 but im open to any in the 1940 - 1945 era.
I live in the Los Angeles area.... If anyone has any jeeps for sale, or knows of any please email me at   ww2gpwjeep@aol.com   Thank you  Jeremy

24 VOLT STARTER TO 12 VOLTS -- Wayne, 20:06:37 12/01/02 Sun
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS ON CONVERTING 24 VOLT SYSTEM TO 12 VOLTS THE ONLY THING THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED SEEMS TO BE THE STARTER AND THE DISTRIBUTOR ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRIECATED WANT TO BE ABLE TO FIX THIS THING CHEAPLY AND HAVE DECENT RUNNING LIGHTS

2x complete mirror bracket assmb wanted -- Lisa Harding, 21:18:20 12/03/02 Tue
WWII Willy's MB comp mirror brkt assmb & mirror x2, orig prefd. Pls send a price if available.... Many thanks  Lis :-)

JUNE 42 WILLYS MB -- GERARD, 18:08:54 12/05/02 Thu
Hello everyone out there, I'm looking to find the hood numbers for a June 42 MB I've just started to restore, Serial no 153388, and according to John Farley's "excellent" new book "THE STANDARD WARTIME JEEP" by Jeepworld, page 92 contract W303 ORD 2532 the serial numbers range from 153354 to 155228,and the hood numbers are 20209017 to 20237883 , placed on 13/2/42
SO IVE TAKEN NUMBER 153354 AS MY START NUMBER & ADDED MY NUMBER (153388) which is 34 nos along from number 153354 and i've arrived at a hood number which is 20209051. So now I am very confused as to what is my hood number, because ive also been on Mikes military site(which is another excellent site) & that site indicates that my hood number should be 20222097. So is It 20209051 or is it 20222097 I need to know,
some of you Jeep experts will be able to determine the correct number for me I'm sure of that, all the best,Kind regards Gerard

SCRIPT WILLYS REAR PANEL( JUNE 42) -- GERARD (AGAIN), 18:43:25 12/05/02 Thu
Hello everyone out there,
I'm looking for a Willys script rear panel, it must be in good nick & original. someone must have one out there in Jeep world somewhere, so come on
and get looking,behind the barn,in the loft, near the shed, even in aunt mables vegetable patch,ask your cousins,neighbours,friends,ask friends of friends, everyone, strangers, people you've not spoken to for the last 20 years,because its important,thats why,so come on,find that panel. Kind regards, Gerard
PS This is a brilliant site, dont you think, thanks Brian

Jeeps from the MASH era -- Johnevon L. Savine, 05:35:06 12/06/02 Fri
Looking for a jeep in semi-working or perfect running condition for my own selfesh reasons. I have never had a garage in the 10 years I've been married. I have recently purchased a new home with a garage and have always wanted a jeep like the the ones from the show MASH. This might sound stupid but I know nothing about the name of the jeep or the call letters. I do know that no matter what the whether was like on the show the whole gang got to whatever destination they were heading to. If you can help me w/ this request I would truly be thankfull. Cost is a major factor. I have 3 small children and dont have alot of money for my own wants. I mostly want this to capture a piece of U.S. military history.
Thank You For Your Time,  Johnevon L. Savine   Mich. Resident  32 Years old

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[> Re: Jeeps from the MASH era -- Mark, 21:49:53 12/09/02 Mon
We all want one of those Jeeps. I believe most of them are the MB's. Get out the fat checkbook for one of those.


Brake Fluids ; DOT-3 vs DOT-5 -- libertyk@bellatlantic.net, 16:12:30 12/12/02 Thu
Never mix DOT-3 and DOT-5. They are not chemicaly compatible. When mixed they will begin to break down into a milky white residue. This residue doesn't make and effective break fluid and won't protect against corrosion or protect the seals. Never convert to a different type of brake fluid without changing the seals in the system because not all seal material is compatible with all fluids. If you use the wrong fluid it can break down the seal material and cause them to fail. Also the master cylinder is not vented to ambient air. The cap of the master cylinder should have a rubber bladder that separates the fluid in the reservior from the ambient air. If this rubber bladder is missing from the cap it should be replaced. Protecting the paint isn't the reason the military uses DOT-5. DOT-3 fluid begins to absorb water the moment that the seal is broken on the container it comes in and must be used immediately to maintain it's DOT rating. Any unused portion that is left over must be discarded after a few days because it's DOT rating can't be assured. The military converted to DOT-5 because it doesn't require any special handling and because it's DOT rating remains constant over the life of the product. Unused portions can be kept indefinitly with thier DOT ratings assured. Also vehicles that sit unused for extended periods of time experience no degradation of the brake fluids DOT rating when using DOT-5. With DOT-3 it's rating begins to degrade immediately after it's installed whether the vehicle is being used or not.

BOOK: Jeep Jeep Jeep, by Yasuo Ohtsuka. -- Gerard, 17:16:22 12/12/02 Thu
Hello to everyone out there, I've been looking for this book for a long time now, its a photo journal of the Willys MB and Ford GPW. The book was written by Yasuo Ohtsuka and was published by Hobby Japan co ltd, in 1983 with English captions by A.J. Makalintal Jr. There are 222 pages, with 400 pictures and illustrations. Please let me know if you have a copy for sale.

Wanted old jeep -- kyle, 08:34:35 11/28/02 Thu
I am looking for a older jeep that i could restore. I live in ohio so i would prefer if it was in driving distance. I am looking for one under $1000. Thanks alot

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[> Re: Wanted old jeep -- Larry, 17:08:29 12/15/02 Sun
I have a 1954 Willy's Jeep and extra parts for sale. If you come and get it, Jeep is in Georgia and parts (frame, engine, tranny, and axles) are in Tennessee, you can have them for $1,000.00. I have to sell them as part of an estate. 770 928-8667


1942 Willys Jeep For Sale-Under Restoration -- Tim, 18:27:41 12/01/02 Sun
I have a 1942 Willys Jeep I recently started repainting back to the original WW2 Color. It is in excellant shape. The only rust on the whole vehicle was under the gas tank! I have the body off the frame for painting currently. I do not have the time to finish the final assembly of the project. This jeep was shipped from France about 10 years ago, it was stored there since the war. I paid $7000 for this jeep and I will sacrifice it for $5500. If you are interested please call me at 252-566-0142 leave message.

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[> Re: 1942 Willys Jeep For Sale-Under Restoration -- John Wagner, 15:00:44 12/02/02 Mon
Hi Tim, where are you located and could you send pics. Thanks, John.

[> Re: 1942 Willys Jeep For Sale-Under Restoration -- Tim S., 17:55:20 12/02/02 Mon
Tim: I am interested in additional information concerning your jeep. Please send pictures to my email account. Thanks, Tim S.

[> Re: 1942 Willys Jeep For Sale-Under Restoration -- GERARD, 17:44:52 12/03/02 Tue
Hello Tim,
JEEP SOUNDS GREAT,HAS IT A SCRIPT REAR PANEL,WHATS THE SERIAL NO AND D.O.D AND COULD YOU SEND ANY PICTURES,
ALL THE BEST,KIND REGARDS, GERARD

[> Re: 1942 Willys Jeep For Sale-Under Restoration -- Gene, 18:21:51 12/16/02 Mon
Tim  Greetings. Please send pictures, & location to EUCANFILM@aol.com.  Thanks  Gene


wanted: pre 50's jeep in houston area -- charlie, 17:40:57 12/17/02 Tue
I am looking for an old jeep either restored or a good sound restoration project within the houston area...please send me an e-mail if you have information on a good jeep connection in houston. e-mail me at hotczech@aol.com Thanks, charlie

1942 Willys Corrected -- Tim, 09:47:29 12/08/02 Sun
I have recently found out this jeep was reconditioned by the French army. I don't know if this jeep was built by them or refurbished. It has 24 volt system and is referred to as a M201 jeep. I am still asking $5500 for this jeep if you are interested. I'll try to get some pics of it out by Tuesday if you are interested. Just send me an e-mail. Thanks, Tim

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[> Re: 1942 Willys Corrected -- Gene, 21:55:35 12/17/02 Tue
Tim Please send pictures and location. My e-mail is EUCANFILM@aol.com.Best Gene


1940 - 1945 GPW wanted -- Jeremy, 22:03:16 12/12/02 Thu
Im interested in a 1940 - 1945 GPW Jeep.
Please contact me if you have one for sale or know of one for sale..   thanks  Jeremy  ww2gpwjeep@aol.com

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[> Re: 1940 - 1945 GPW wanted -- Gene Small, 16:18:24 12/18/02 Wed
I have a 1942 GPW # 4747. There is very little rust, and it seems to be all there. It is a Ford script body on a Willies style frame. I don't know if the engine is correct, as I have not taken the oil filter off. The jeep seems to be all there except tor the bows and top. The gas tank is not correct. I found it on a ranch in centeral California where it had been for the last 52 years. It has been liscensed thru year 2000. I think the people who owned it painted it every time they painted an outbuilding, as it has several coats of paint on it. It has 5 origional wheels. The type that bolt together. I thought I wanted to restore it, but I think I am getting to darn old for this stuf. And my grand son could care less now that he discovered girls. The jeep is in Oregon. I paid $3,500.00 for the thing, then had to go get it. So I am into it right at $4,000.00. If I get my money back, and I know it will be restored, I will be happy.  Gene from Oregon


Wanted 1941-45 Military Jeep, MB/GPW -- Gene, 01:58:24 11/02/02 Sat
Looking for a 1941-45 Ford or Willys Military Jeep. It would be great if it would start, run, and stop. I'm in Santa Rosa, CA, 60 miles north of San Francisco. If you have a jeep for sale or know where I might find one, please send me an e-mail. I would appreciate any help.  Thanks  Gene  (707) 539-2349

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[> Re: Wanted 1941-45 Military Jeep, MB/GPW -- John Ferrie, 13:14:07 11/16/02 Sat
I have several MB/GPW jeeps that are not rusty or beat-up for sale here in Colorado. They are not cheap, but the are very complete and original. Thanks, John

[> [> Re: Wanted 1941-45 Military Jeep, MB/GPW -- Ryan Leaf, 21:14:48 11/16/02 Sat
My name is Ryan and I live in Dana Point, California. I have 1944 Willys GPW Daily Driver  Location: Dana Point, California
DIVORCE FORCES SALE...... Everything original except CJ3B Motor upgrade. Seats redone, floating compass and altimeter added to dash. Looks factory. New Clutch, new tires and it runs hard. Was a daily driver until November 2001. Detroit Lockers, Bikini Top, granny gears Too many ammenities to list. Must see to appreciate.... Ryan 949 661 4152
All Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder Engine Unleaded Fuel Manual Transmission Full Size Spare Rear Tire Carrier    Roll Bars Soft Top
Must see to appreciate. Will send Photo upon request.

[> [> Re: Wanted 1941-45 Military Jeep, MB/GPW -- Gene, 23:40:58 12/10/02 Tue
John,     Colorado would be a strech for me. I'm in Northern California. However, please send photos, location,and prices to EUCANFILM@aol.com.

[> Re: Wanted 1941-45 Military Jeep, MB/GPW -- Gene Small, 16:31:35 12/18/02 Wed
Hi,
I am in Oregon. Albany, which is between Salem and Eugene. I have a 1942 Ford script body jeep on a Willies type frame. [this is correct for all early fords up to 10,000] . The ser.# GPW4747. It seems to be complete except for the top bows and top. I don't know if the engine is correct, as I have not taken off the oil filter.
The engine turns over, but I have not tried to start it. There is very little rust. and the only thing I can find wrong is the style of gas tank. I found the jeep outside of Grass valley, ca, where it has been for the last 52 years. I have restored seven vehicles since I retired, and I don't think I want to do another one. Too damn old
I bought it for $3,500.00, then had to get it, and rent a trailer. So, I have right at $4,000.00 in it. If I get my money back, and it will be restored, I will be happy.
p.s. This is the best out of many that I have looked at for the past 5or 6 years. It is stored at my cabin in Sisters, Or. Just outside of Bend. Gene from Oregon


FOR SALE: '43 GPW For Sale -- Kal, 05:46:43 08/31/02 Sat
I'm going to hate myself for this. contact me at for details and pics. nice vehicle & easily restorable, matching#s, strong motor. In San Jose, CA.

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[> Re: FOR SALE: '43 GPW For Sale -- keith, 07:03:09 09/01/02 Sun
Hi thier Kal   we are intrested in your jeep please send pics and cost to us at camelot59@yahoo.com thanks keith

[> [> Re: FOR SALE: '43 GPW For Sale -- Keith, 15:43:57 11/04/02 Mon
will send pictures today

[> '43 GPW NO LONGER For Sale -- kal, 20:46:29 12/19/02 Thu
It's off the market, I decided to keep! Thanks for all the inquiries and offers.


wanted MB or GPW -- Michel Auclair, 12:31:55 12/22/02 Sun
I want to buy a ww2 jeep for restoration, in good shape !    Michel from Montreal,Québec  e-mail:mwillys1941@aol.com

600x16 DENMAN MILITARY tread NDT tire & tube New. -- William, 16:17:33 12/24/02 Tue
I have ONE only New never mounted 600x16 Denman military tread, NDT, Non Directional Tread, tire and a new 600x16 tube. $60.00 for both the tire and the tube. Plus $12.00 for shipping both items US/48. Total $72.00 delivered to your door in US/48. Thanks William. Please check out my about page. http://ep.com/js/about/c0/208016 
Info wanted on B-24 Squadron based in Pantanella Airfield, Italy -- Mark Ogden, 17:12:05 12/21/02 Sat
Hello Brian,
My name is Mark Ogde, my Father was B-24 Pilot based in Pantanella Airfield, Italy - he flew 48 missions. I have been attempting to conduct research about his specific squadron and not having as much success as I had hoped for.
His Squadron patch (which I have a logo of) his cartoon of a B-24 with its face looking like a whale with a rabbit dressed in a uniform (early version of Bugs Bunny)sitting on top of the plane. If you can enlighten me on any data relating to this particular squadron I would greatly appreciate it.
Cheers, Mark Ogden

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[> Re: Info wanted on B-24 Squadron based in Pantanella Airfield, Italy -- Brian French, 17:13:48 12/21/02 Sat
Hi Mark,   Sorry to say I have no info for you at all.  I hope some visitor will have info and reply to you. good luck in your search, Brian

[> [> Re: Info wanted on B-24 Squadron based in Pantanella Airfield, Italy -- Nic Cannarozzi, 09:29:39 12/26/02 Thu
Mark, By what you described, I think your father flew with the 465th Bomb Group. E-mail me your fathers name and any other information you may have on him and I might be able to help you out. Thanks, NIC> (nicnac2778@yahoo.com)


WWII Jeep Machine Gun Mounts --  Brian French , 15:51:45 12/28/02 Sat
In a message dated 12/28/2002 3:09:15 PM Pacific Standard Time, derykwalker@cs.com writes:
I assume the mount you want is the M25 (which I think is correct for the year) or you could use the M31 which is a later version (I'm sure that Brian French can put you right on these as I am not really a Jeep person yet).
There is also the M48 mount which bolts to the dash, unfortunately it appears to bolt through the glove box door, but it is a neat idea.

Hi All, thanks for the compliment Deryk. :)

Re gun mounts.
This is one -- might be the only one, where I say to heck with 100% out of the factory Date of Delivery restoration.

What I mean is usually I say get the early stuff for early jeeps and vice versa.

But in the case of MG mounts - I STRONGLY urge everyone to get an M31-C regardless of year of mfg. I have talked about everyone who ever came asking - out of the M31 & M48 & M25 mounts. It isn't about authenticity, it is about safety.

I don't like seeing MB & GPW's with Roll Bars, and an M31C is the next best thing to a roll bar, AND it looks authentic.

I was at Patterson (now moved to Big Bear) the year the steering linkage broke on the WWII jeep as they paraded over the pass towards San Jose.
The jeep flipped 7 times on the way down the mountainside. Passengers flew out on the 1st roll over, but the portly driver was pinned between seat & steering wheel. He rode it all the way to the bottom with 7 flips.
His gun was destroyed, his hood & fenders were really banged up. He was helicopter'd out to the hospital for a couple month stay.
His M31C was slightly bent. Fire & police & MVPA'rs all agreed the M31C saved his life by acting like a pogo stick.

The M31C was bent and it had 3 legs. I believe a MG mount with no legs would have folded over.

I would only put M25 or M31 in on a "for show" only jeep, or swap it out once at the display.

I only ride around in jeeps with M31C's and all the legs bolted in. You never know when some idiot might T-bone you, or that 60 year old steering linkage part might break.

PS the M48 is a cool mount at first glance, but about impossible to obtain anymore. And yes, you do ruin a perfectly good glovebox door installing one. :(
And canvas top up with the gun pointed straight up? nope, too tall.
Brian 


1943-1950's Jeep Willy -- Juan Pablo Acosta, 18:13:42 12/28/02 Sat
im looking for a jeep willy that isnt too bad but that also needs sum work if sum1 has one please email me at jp650@msn.com 
All American Wonder Vol 1 & 11 -- Mark, 22:10:57 12/09/02 Mon
Is anyone willing to part with their 'All American Wonder' volumes? Can't seem to locate those books for sale anywhere.

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[> Re: All American Wonder Vol 1 & 11 -- Gene Small, 16:37:34 12/18/02 Wed
Hi,
If you get too many replies, please let me know.   Amazon.com has vol.I for sale at $25.00. I think I should buy up every copy I can get my hands on, then sit on them for 5 years and triple my money.  If I find an extra set, do you want me to let you know ? Gene from Oregon

[> [> Re: All American Wonder Vol 1 & 11 -- Mark, 20:09:08 12/26/02 Thu
Whenever I check Amazon.com, they are out of stock. Let me know if you ever see it in stock. I'm suppose to be automatically e-mailed when it does come in stock. Mark

[> [> [> Re: All American Wonder Vol 1 & 11 -- Mark, 21:33:46 12/26/02 Thu
I'll pay anyone a $10 finders fee if they can find one of these books ready to ship. I did FINALLY find the book, "Selling the All-American Wonder : The World II Consumer Advertising of Willys-Overland Motors, Inc." Ordered it from the United Kingdom. Wow are these books tough to find. My e-mail address is info@mobilehomerepair.com.

[> [> [> [> Re: All American Wonder Vol 1 & 11 -- Rory, 23:45:16 12/28/02 Sat
Northstar Willys has them for sale and I just saw vol 1 and 2 on ebay yesterday-12-27-02. Good luck. RT 


1954 Willy's Jeep for Sale -- Larry, 15:05:57 12/18/02 Wed
Must sell 1954 Willy's Jeep and extra parts. All for $1,800.00

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[> Re: 1954 Willy's Jeep for Sale -- MICHAEL FORRESTER, 16:40:14 12/25/02 Wed
Where are you located and what condition is your jeep in? Do you have any pictures?

[> [>  Re: 1954 Willy's Jeep for Sale -- Juan Pablo Acosta, 05:40:31 12/29/02 Sun
hi have u sold your willy yet if not contact me at jp650@msn.com thank you :)

[>  Re: 1954 Willy's Jeep for Sale -- Thomas, 06:45:48 12/31/02 Tue
where are you lacated. what is the condition of the jeep. send pics.


info on 7845th ord. maint. group -- Marc, 20:59:08 12/31/02 Tue
I have a willys MB the year of manafacture im not sure of that has a placard on the glove box that states it was rebuilt by the Esslingen ordnance rebuild shop of the 7845th ORD MAINT Group. The contractor lists Daimler-Benz A.G. with a date of rebuild of 13.10.1952. Im wondering if my Jeep was in Germany and what unit it was with so i can restore it accuratly. Any info would greatly help.
Thanks Marc L.

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[>  Re: info on 7845th ord. maint. group --  Brian French , 11:45:34 01/01/03 Wed
Jeeps were often rebuilt during their service life with the military.
Sometimes they were rebuilt by military forces, and sometimes by private firms hired by the military.
Rebuild ID data plates come from all over the world, since jeeps were rebuilt all over the world. There is no added value to a jeep like this. It is just a neat item to have, but in reality, when they were rebuilt, no one cared about rebuilding it with the same parts that came off it. Jeeps were usually rebuilt in large batches, and when the time came to put all the jeeps back together, all the parts from all the jeeps were pooled and mixed. Usually jeeps with rebuild tags are worth the least because they are so mixed up. Willys part, Ford Parts, Early Parts, Late Parts, Post-war Parts.
As far as I know, no one keeps a database on all the rebuild locations since the jeeps they turned out are so confused and mixed.
Hope this helps,
Brian


1947 Willys Jeep for Sale -- Michelle Dixon, 16:14:36 11/11/02 Mon
My Dad Has a 1947 Willys Jeep Hardtop for Sale with snow plow driveable passes inspection good shape. Has windshield defrosters installed. 2nd Jeep goes with it for parts. Mostly drivetrain parts. $2600

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[> Re: 1947 Willys Jeep for Sale -- Fred Seely, 13:21:33 11/23/02 Sat
Where is the jeep located and can you send pics of it ?

[> [> Re: 1947 Willys Jeep for Sale -- Zach, 10:28:09 12/01/02 Sun
HWere ixs the jeep locted and how much is i?it in good condition ready to drive on the road?

[> Re: 1947 Willys Jeep for Sale -- Levi, 21:28:17 12/29/02 Sun
please send location and price please i am interested

[> Re: 1947 Willys Jeep for Sale -- Michelle Dixon, 03:16:33 12/30/02 Mon
Jeep is sold!

[> [>  Re: 1947 Willys Jeep for Sale - SOLD -- Brian, 11:48:33 01/01/03 Wed
glad to hear you were able to sell it.
Brian


FOR SALE 1944 Willy's MB Jeep (FULL RESTORATION) -- MR. BOB ALSBURY, 22:22:51 12/28/02 Sat
This vehicle is professionally restored to original specs and is unique because it is Canadian issue. Full frame -up restoration including original parts and paint. Completely rebuilt drivetrain, only fired up with o miles. All parts are to military specs including frame mounts for 50 cals. This vehicle is ready to rumble and can be purchased in Canadian dollars on short notice to an interested and sincere buyer. No triflers please. Phone area code (250)539-5952 during business hours and ask for Bob or e-mail for futher info.

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[> Re: FOR SALE 1944 Willy's MB Jeep (FULL RESTORATION) -- Glen Worgull, 09:47:55 12/31/02 Tue
Interested. What is your asking price and bottom line cost of sale. Where are you located to get vehicle if sale goes through? Thanks.

[> Re: FOR SALE 1944 Willy's MB Jeep (FULL RESTORATION) -- Gene, 23:48:41 01/01/03 Wed
Please e-mail your asking price. Thanks!  Gene  EUCANFILM@aol.com


1952 Wllly's Military M-170 JEEP in great shape!! -- David, 18:09:17 12/11/02 Wed
Willys : 1952 M170
Item # 1874498334 Currently on EBAY.COM
This is a 99 percent orginal Military Willy's and very few were made. It is all 24 volt sealed wiring etc. Good tires and great running gear and transmission and 4x4. Please write if you are interested. There were not many made and very few remaining (complete)and all orginal military.

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[> Re: 1952 Wllly's Military M-170 JEEP in great shape!! -- Gene, 22:54:15 12/12/02 Thu
David  I'm interested in your Jeep. Please send pictures, location, and asking price.
Thanks. Gene  EUCANFILM@aol.com

[> Re: 1952 Wllly's Military M-170 JEEP in great shape!! -- Mark, 21:36:08 12/13/02 Fri
I'm also interested in your Jeep. Please send pics and asking price to ahr@nrctv.com. Please send fast as I'm close to a deal on another Jeep.
Thanks, Mark

[> Re: 1952 Wllly's Military M-170 JEEP in great shape!! -- Mark Moore, 19:15:42 12/15/02 Sun
Has your Jeep sold. If not send me your asking price and a photo.
Regards,  Mark S. Moore
Chief Warrant Officer  -  US Coast Guard

[> [> Re: 1952 Wllly's Military M-170 JEEP in great shape!! -- David, 02:06:00 12/16/02 Mon
I still have the jeep. Am having trouble with home email. Phone # is 321-543-1093 if you have questions. THanks
Re[ Willy's Military M170 jeep in good condition!   David


For Sale: Jeep Combat Rims -- Ed, 12:21:39 12/31/02 Tue
5 Jeep Combat Rims with tires. Rims are two-piece bolt together design, all are in good usable condition. Tires are 6:00 X 16 NDT with 90% of tread. Will not shipped, located in Woodland, CA, just north of Sacramento. $500. Send inquiries to ecar8@yahoo.com

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[>  Re: For Sale: Jeep Combat Rims - SOLD -- SOLD, 14:19:17 01/02/03 Thu
glad to hear you were able to sell them.
Brian


1941-1945 Jeep Spark plug and Distributor wiring kits Original Ford motor Co. issue -- William Baily, Jr., 18:08:42 01/02/03 Thu
I have found a crate of wiring kits for military jeeps the sets are sealed in wax covered boxes, the wires have a military green brown serpentine insulation. I will sell the boxes individually or take the highest bid for the crate. They have a serial number and the Ford motor logo. There are approximately 20 boxes.

Military jeep -- Jon Mangion, 14:07:32 01/04/03 Sat
Looking for a WW 2 jeep in restorable condition. Live in MA near NH border.
Any leads would be appreciated.
Jon 978 374-5457

For Sale: 1977, M151-A2 -- Charlie, 07:31:57 09/21/02 Sat
For Sale: 1977, M151-A2
Excellent condition, uncut, N.Y. registration, new camo paint 2 years ago. This sale also includes one 151-A1 for parts. The tub on the A1 is in bad shape, but has a good drive train. Many additional parts besides the two vehicles, n.o.s. and used. Bearings, u-joints, grills, seats, tires and rims, canvas, partial engine, too many to list.
Please call Charlie at 315-685-5906 for all details. Or send questions to Cbrounds@cs.com Located in Central NY, near Syracuse. We can send additional pictures on request. Asking $7,900 for all.

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[> Re: For Sale: 1977, M151-A2 -- Jim, 14:36:27 01/04/03 Sat
Please send additional info. including pictures if available. I'm looking for a RESTORED to original military jeep. Thanks


humor : ebay definitions -- Brian, 15:45:32 01/06/03 Mon
For the benefit of those new to eBay, perhaps we should publish a glossary.
I would like to offer the following for starters:

original = rusty

vintage jeep part = 1974 - 86 post office jeep

rare = no one in the room with you has more than a case sitting on the shelf... probably.

no reserve = 1) opening bid set at what owner thinks the item is worth or 2) at the cost of his childs 1st year's tuition

mint = either, 1) never used and in perfect condition or 2) could mean that the seller thinks they are in pretty good shape


cooper cross country tires-7x16 -- dave hurlbut, 14:26:17 01/08/03 Wed
i have 14 cooper cross country military tires size 7x16 only! they all have almost 100% tread and have a very little bit of weather checking. ill sell all of them for $250. im located in gainesville florida, shipping is around $17 a tire from here to california but if your in between, it will be less. e mail me for pictures.

jeep motor -- robin t couto, 17:34:42 01/10/03 Fri
old jeep motor flat head4 cy never been started or ran stord for years in old barn like the day it was made FOR SALE

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[> Re: jeep motor -- Gene, 23:56:20 01/12/03 Sun
Robin - Please e-mail me the location of the engine and the price you are asking. Thanks, Gene   EUACANFILM@aol.com


1975 American General Postal Jeep DJ-5A series -- Diana, 13:44:16 01/14/03 Tue
Does anyone know how the wires from the coil to the distributer are supposed to be connected?

1964 M-170 -- GARY, 19:04:05 01/14/03 Tue
1964 M-170 FOR SALE: GREAT RESTORER, COMPLETE EXCEPT TOP AND SEAT. HAVE TITLE. MAKE OFFER. CONTACT AT garygary28@aol.com   GARY,NC

1945 FORD GPW -- Don Taylor, 16:13:00 01/14/03 Tue
I have a 1945 Ford Jeep for sale. This jeep has been restored, with new canvas. I purchased this jeep from the family of the original owner (since 1945) and have its full history. It runs and looks great and has only been on the road a few times since restoration. It has been in four or five parades. I have family pictures taken with the jeep in 1946 through l950s.
Don Taylor 360 692 8109

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[> Re: 1945 FORD GPW -- Rick Plummer, 19:51:11 01/14/03 Tue
Please email me with pic(s), location, and asking price. Thanks!

[> Re: 1945 FORD GPW -- Gene, 23:12:53 01/14/03 Tue
Don, Please send pictures, price and location. Many thanks! Best, Gene    EUCANFILM@aol.com

[> Re: 1945 FORD GPW -- Donald Taylor, 23:46:06 01/14/03 Tue
I am asking $10,000. I can mail pictures if desired. Don


TM5-9084 Maintenance Manual with Converto Airborne Dump Trailer -- Bill Eilbacher, 09:55:59 01/16/03 Thu
I have a Converto, 1/2 ton, Airborne, 2 Wheel Dump Trailer with the original maintenance manual for sale. I understand that these trailers can go for as much as $1,000.00. I'm planning to place an ad on E-Bay soon. If anyone out ther wants first crack at this item, please E-mail me and we can discuss it further. Thanks, Bill Eilbacher

47 CJ2A -- Mike Paul, 14:01:55 01/22/03 Wed
A friend has a nearly original & running '47 CJ2A in good condition. He would like to sell it and is wondering what it is worth and if anyone wants it. The Jeep is in SE Idaho 
Combat Rims / For Sale -- Jack, 20:37:53 01/24/03 Fri
Five Combat rims for sale, original bolt together type, Nice condition, still mounted on tires (non military). Will not ship at this time...Please pick up...$750 B/O for the five....Located in Santa Rosa, Calif..Call 707-526-3302 
CJ2A Jeep -- Larry, 11:32:14 01/25/03 Sat
CJ2A and parts jeep for sale. Located in Georgia. 
value of 1945 CJ-2A SN 116XX -- trident23, 11:50:50 01/25/03 Sat
i need help please...i am trying to set the value of my 1945/6(?) CJ-2A w/SN 116XX so that i may sell it. it has the column shift and tool cutouts and is in running shape. my kids and my neices and nephews were all taught to drive in it and it will go on any of the trails in western colorado even though it is stock. it started out as a maintanance vehicle for a southern utah college and was sold to my dad in the mid-seventies and has been in westen colorado ever since. the only way i have found out that it is anything other than a garden variety cj is from reading an article in one of the many 4-wheel drive magazines and came across an article about the "rarest" cj (who knew? i always thought it was the fire engine model). no one seems to know how much this v3ehicle should sell for. any info would be GREATLY appreciated. i have plenty of pictures available to e-mail if that would help.  thanks, trident23

Wanted: Willy's jeep in running condition- not cherried but reliable. -- Ben Dodge, 16:18:55 01/26/03 Sun
I am looking for any year and model Willy's jeep for sale that is in running condition. I can't aford to buy one that is all cherried out. But if it is drivable and $1000 dollars or less I am interested. Please email me at benldodge@yahoo.com Thanks. -Ben

Interested in 1941-1945 Jeep -- Phil, 16:02:57 01/30/03 Thu
Am novice at WW2 vehicles, but am interested in obtaining working or restorable Jeep as long as it runs.....limited budget to start but we can talk. Please send details and photo to my email. Midwest/Illinois

WWII Willey's Jeep and M3A1 Light Tank -- jerry Facey, 01:11:41 01/31/03 Fri
We are constructing a WWII Exhbit Hall and Visitor's Center and want to buy or receive as a donation a WWII Willey's Jeep and a M3A1 Light Tank, both of which need not to be in running condition, only look good from thje outside.

Wanted willys/Ford -- Tom Nilsson, 10:28:51 01/14/03 Tue
Willys MB, CJ2, CJ3 or Ford GPW, interested of everything, please mail pictures and prises.
/Tom

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[> Re: Wanted willys/Ford -- Dave, 08:37:30 02/02/03 Sun
Have 42 ford script looks orig. w/ allscript bolts, extra goodies canvas,seats,rifle rack, 6 new tires,litter,etc  Garaged for 23 years. Engine is changed to 283 chev.  Get it running or use perfect rustless parts for restoration.  (Phone (310)4532764

[> [> Re: Wanted willys/Ford -- Tom Nilsson, 10:22:37 02/02/03 Sun
How huch do you want for it?  any pics?


Looking for Willis Jeep any condition as long as its fixable -- Paul, 06:21:13 01/07/03 Tue
any condition willis wanted preferrably a project type jeep that needs works so i can learn to mechanic on them as i go. plz email me if you have one and are wanting to sell mailto:klionephields@Hotmail.com

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[>  Re: Looking for Willis Jeep any condition as long as its fixable -- GARY, 19:14:06 01/14/03 Tue
I HAVE A 1964 M-170 MILITARY AMBULANCE: IT WOULD BE A GREAT PROJECT IF YOU HAVE THE TIME. COMPLETE EXCEPT TOP AND SEAT. BODY IS IN GOOD CONDITION, SOME RUST(MINOR). JUST MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER. CONTACT AT garygary@aol.com.
thank you,  GARY,NC.

[> [>  Re: Looking for Willis Jeep any condition as long as its fixable -- Larry, 21:15:30 01/16/03 Thu
I have a Willy's jeep and parts jeep. Both for $1,850.00

[> [> [> Re: Looking for Willis Jeep any condition as long as its fixable -- Phil Lauricella, 05:25:58 02/03/03 Mon
Sir, are these still available? if so, could you send pix of the jeeps and your location? please reply via email and perhaps we can get together on this....thanks PHIL



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