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1943 MB San Diego, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7800.

“1943 Jeep MB

While in college, I purchased this Jeep in 1965 from the family that bought the Jeep at the end of WW2 at the Long Beach, CA dock.

The original owner used it on their ranch in Tustin, CA. They added a metal box to the back of the tub and added some height to the windshield frame. Warn Hubs and a tow bar were the only other modifications.

I added a roll bar and seat belts. I used the Jeep for college transportation and trips to the San Bernardo, CA. Mountains. During my time in the Navy, my father drove the Jeep to work daily.

Since the 1970s, we have used the Jeep occasionally on our ranch. My father and son overhauled the motor in the 1980s as a project for my son.

Last year, I pulled it into the shop to check it out. I got the motor running fine, had the starter rebuilt and found that the trans and transfer boxes needed rebuilding due to moisture damage. I installed a new-old-stock transmission that I had acquired sometime back and completely overhauled the transfer gearbox. The flywheel was surfaced. The pressure plate was rebuilt. The clutch plate and associated bearings were replaced.

I replaced the entire brake system, including lines and cylinders, with new parts except the drums, which were resurfaced.

All wheel bearings, u-joints and hub seals are new.

The Jeep is completely original down to the wheels and skid plates except as noted.

I have saved all the old parts.

The jeep runs and drives and has some needs. The charging system is inoperative and the body needs to be refinished.

I started to restore the Jeep for my grandson to drive. After spending the time and effort thus far, I decided that it was too original for my ranch use and really not suitable as a daily driver for my grandson in Southern Ca. traffic. Times have indeed changed.”

 

 

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