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MacArthur Memorial Museum in Virginia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

John also stopped by the MacArthur Memorial Museum in Norfolk, VA. The Willys MB shown in the pics below was donated by Chrysler (along with $100,000) and is supposed to be fully restored. There’s no indication that MacArthur used or drove in this jeep.

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5 Comments on “MacArthur Memorial Museum in Virginia

  1. S.Giraud

    Nice jeep but springs are arced to high. You can see by the distance between wheel wells, fenders and wheels.

  2. 4-63 FOREVER

    THATS TRUE — PROBABLY THOSE CRAP RANCHO SPRINGS I HAVE ON MY 1948 MODEL 4WD — PUT THEM ON THE FRONT IN 1974 — THEY STILL HAVENT FLATTENED OUT — GO ACROSS RAILROAD TRACKS — LOSE YOUR TEETH …

  3. David Eilers Post author

    I haven’t seen it very often. I’m sure it keeps the springs in better shape, especially if they are thinking long range, such as 40-50 years??

  4. Bill Norris

    Some of the museums here put jack stands under the axles, never seen them under the frame. That’s why the springs looked over arched. They’re fully extended.

    Curator at one museum told me they do that to prevent the tires from cracking. Not sure if that works or not.

    Wonder if that was the MB that was in the Chrysler museum.

    Bill

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