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1942 MB Hoquiam, Wa eBay

• CATEGORIES: MB

1942_mb_hoquiamThis is an early, rough MB up for auction in Hoquiam.

“this jeep has potential but does not run the flat head needs gaskets ect. i have the top and doors to go with it”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1944 MB Campbell, Ca no price

• CATEGORIES: MB

1944_mb_campbellThis seller is open to trades, including ex-wives — not exactly sure how that works …

“I have a 1944 Willy’s MB Jeep, AS you can tell from the photo it’s been sitting for a while. It was in great running order when I parked it so it would take some TLC to fire it up again. Great Project . MADE IN AMERICA ! Also have an EXTRA MOTOR, 2 fenders, front grill, hood, hood has a hole cut in it though. So i will be accepting any offers and or trades,other vehicles , skilled labor,landscaping, ex wives, etc. Let me know.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/989683615.html

 
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1945 MB Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

1945_mb_santarosaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

“Here is a 1945 Jeep willys MB, it has a 327cu motor runs fine with a 4spd trans, 1976 CJ axles, 33″ tires, needs slave cylinder for clutch. it is a great four wheeler, stump puller, or ranch mule, will smoke all four tires any time, we have never got it stuck.”

 
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1942 MB/GPW Scotts Valley, Ca $4300

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

1942_mb_scottsvalleyInterestingly, the body appears to be a MB/GPW, but the driver side cutouts are missing.  So, I suspect there’s been some body work done at some point.

“85% RESTORED RUNNING WITH V6 AND 1-1/2 DINA TRANS AN TRANSFER CASE”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/999244665.html

 
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1942 MB Woodlake, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

1942_mb_woodlakeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

“Low hood flatfender willys,with mid 80’s chevy Iron Horse 4 cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission. Engine runs and is installed but is not hooked up. New radiator core, 2-1/2″ lift springs, body is pretty strait .Good tires and wheels,Has steering column but not installed.I have original transfer case (doesn’t fit new trans) but nothing installed.4 point cage, no windshield frame or top.”

 
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1942 MB Burlington, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE:  Was $1500. **SOLD**

This MB comes with a brand new body.  The rest of the parts appear to be a bit rougher.

“Project jeep includes rolling frame, original 4 cylinder engine, extra front end. Engine ran when parked. This is a project! Please, serious buyers only. We are not willing to trade.”

 
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1944 MB Port Angeles, Wa eBay

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

1944_mb_portangelesThere’s been a variety of updates to this MB, including the rear bumper, the later model windshield, the radiator, the wiring and more.  I’d have to agree with the seller that this might make a good platform for a restoration project based on the pics.

“This is a 1944 Military Jeep delivered June 12, 1944. The original zinc dash plaques match the frame serial. The engine serial is 3J50087. I do not know for sure if it the original engine for certain. It has been converted to 12volt. I started working o this Jeep in 2003. Since then I have installed, rebuilt, or replaced the following.—Engine gaskets, timing gears, mounts, radiator, belt, hoses, coil, plugs, distributor, carberurator, and air duct. Brakes, changed to 11″x2″ duo-servo shoes, hoses, steel lines and switched to dual reservoir master cylinder. Locating it in the stock location with a kit from ATV, retaining the stock pedals. Front axle, wheel bearings, seals and nuts, spindle bushings, steering bearings and felt seals, inner and outer axle seals….”

 
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1947 Empire Tractor (uses Willys drive train) Drexel, Mo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Machinery, MB, Unusual • TAGS: , .

1947_empiretractor_drexelUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Empire Tractors were built from parts that are also used by Willys, such as the transfercase (spicer 18), transmission (t-90), differential (spicer 25) and more.  You can learn more about the specs for these tractors here.  Note that the seller claims these were built out of surplus WWII jeeps, however the t-90 was a CJ-2A tranny, so it seems more likely to me that they shared parts with the CJ-2A rather than built from the MB.

“HERE WE HAVE A RARE 1947 EMPIRE TRACTOR. MODEL 88-90 MADE IN 11-47 SERAIL NUMBER 6352 IT WAS RESTORED ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN KEPT INSIDE ALL IT’S LIFE. THIS HAS WILLYS JEEP ENGINE AND TRANS,AND ALOT OF OTHER JEEP PARTS IN IT,THAT ARE ORGINAL TO THE TRACTOR. THESE TRACTORS WERE BUILT AFTER WWII OUT OF SURPLUS ARMY JEEPS. THE PAINT SHOWS SOME WEAR . THE TIRES ON BACK ARE ORGINAL AND FRONTS HAVE BEEN REPALCED. COMES WITH ORGINAL LIGHTS AND GENERATOR IN A BOX. IT HAS HAD ONLY 3 OWNERS AND RUNS AND DRIVES LIKE IT SHOULD, READY TO USE OR SHOW. THIS COMES WITH A BELLY SICKLE MOWER,THAT HAS NOT BEEN USED IN 20 YEARS. 3500 FIRM. MY NUMBER IS 660-267-3282 THANKS FOR LOOKING”

http://www.empiretractor.net/spec.html

 
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1942 MB/GPW Francis, Ut $5500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

1942_mb_francisThe grille and other parts might be older, but the body looks like it is newer.  Note the tailgate in the rear and the gas inlet on the driver’s side, suggesting this is more likely a CJ-2A body or later.

“World War II Era Willys Jeep, 14,000 miles, Flathead 4 cylinder engine, 4 X 4 works great, Tires in good shape, Runs Great goes about 50 miles an hour, wouldn’t take much to get it to its original condition, Chris (435)659-0292”

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/cto/958330667.html

 
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1942 MB Parts Portland, Or $400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

1942_mbparts_portland1I suspect these are more likely MB than GPW parts, but the seller doesn’t indicate which.

“’42 Willys engine block, Flywheel, clutch and bell housing, $100. [no head]
’42 Willys 3-speed transmission and 2-speed transfer case, $250. [works fine]
’42 Willys jeep frame,$50. [the frame includes everything in the picture except the axles, wheels/tires and towbar]
Ask for Mark at 503-781-0276.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/971477885.html

 
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1943 MB Albuquerque, NM $1000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

1943_mb_albuquerqueThis jeep has got one of the more unique hoods I’ve ever seen, a bump with a half cylinder.  From the pics, the body doesn’t look too bad. The seller doesn’t indicate whether this is a MB or GPW.

“43 willys flat fender. Has sat for around five years. Ran good when parked, may need a little to get going again. Do have original wheels and tires to go with as well. $1000 firm or may trade for nicer firearm”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/969504215.html

 
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Brian goes to Vienna and all we get are jeep pics ;-)

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Museums

Brian, who’s now our Visiting European Correspondent (did I mention it’s a volunteer position?), found this beautiful MB in Vienna at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum while visiting Vienna, Austria.  Brian mentions that this museum of military history contains ‘everything from 1600 on up’ that’s war related.

Brian writes:

“This jeep was extremely clean. It is in such great condition that I wondered if it is a repo-tub.   The only thing missing was the radio that mounts behind the driver.  They indicate this jeep was used for patrols.  Note the four allied flags: Russia, British, American and French; the jeep was issued to all four allied forces policing Austria and the flags denoted that no one country was ruling Austria.”

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1943 MB, 1949 CJ-2A, Willys Truck Weedville, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1948 willys pickup Flat front Homemade bed(solid and good shape) All original 6 volt system. Good dash, all gauges intact. interior all there, bucket seats. Frame pretty good. Have a finished, primered front clip to go with it. Hood, fenders, grille professionally blasted, repaired and primered. Foot starter, had engine running Springs really good, look new.Been on a farm last 30 years. Looking at buying a wagon and need to sell $1500.00 with front clip. Good one for restore 814-590-7732 Also have 43 MB(with aluminim hard top) for sale and possibly sell 49 CJ 2-A with half cab. Solid body with great half cab. Good heater. Running and driving ready for the road Will send pics if interested Will sell all for $2500.00”

 
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1942 MB Slat Grille San Leandro, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  The winning bidder came out of nowhere and overbid the previous bidder by $1250 in the last 8 seconds, raising the winning bid to $4500. 

Slat grilles are rare enough to make this worth looking at, but it’s certainly beat up a bit.

” I have a 1941-1942 Willys slat grill jeep for sale.  It is in decent shape, I got it to run using a  small can of gas going directly to the carb.  The jeep has been sitting for some time and I didn’t want to trust the old gas tank.  This was used as a hunting jeep.  The previous owner who had it for 40+ years modified the back by cutting the rear panel at the seams,  welding them to the sides and then adding a replacement rear panel…”

 
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1947 CJ-2A/MB/GPW (2 Jeeps) Kemp, Tx $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

The ad says 1947, but the body in the pics looks like an MB or GPW.  Apparently there are two jeeps and extra parts.

“2 Jeeps (military) great for hunting or restoration project, one running and the other used for parts. Also extra parts – grill, fenders, 2 extra blocks. Asking $3500 but can be flexible. Call 903-498-7089 for more information.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/cto/956089365.html

 
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1944 MB/GPW (?) Body Clovis, Ca $700

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, GPW (Ford MB), MB

I can’t say for certain, but the year would indicate this is a MB or GPW body and parts.  No condition noted and no pics included.  It’s been available since at least Nov 24th.

“1944 Willy’s body for sale. Body, fenders, and hood. $700.00 or best offer. Call 346-1650.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/pts/932901960.html

 
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1942 MB Arlington, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It appears a bit rough and the pics don’t allow for much scrutiny.

“all original, flat head 4 cylindar, runs and drives exellent, great off road project, new tires and brakes. Custom half doors, factory posi in back. this thing is unbelivable it will take you anywhere!! Great hunting vehicale .”

 
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Seeking Dana 30 front differential for ’42 Spokane, Wa

• CATEGORIES: MB

Here’s a buyer seeking a Dana 30 …

“Looking for a narrow 43.5″ with 4.88 gears and open knuckle to fit may ’42 jeep. I don’t need brakes with it but would otherwise like it to be complete and in good shape. Call Dave @ 406-847-8717. Please, no calls after 9:00 pm Mtn. time. I return all phone messages but am very poor at checking and answering email.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/wan/940785012.html

 
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1944 MB Fremont, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This might be a  ’44 or a ’45.  It’s definitely a project.  Lots of parts of pieces which the seller lists on the Craigslist Ad.

“I bought a ’44 or ’45 MB years ago with the intention of using it for a hunting rig. What I bought was rough, to say the least. Upon tearing into it I discovered a lot of wonderful parts. Appreciating history, I decided to do as much restoration as I could without going overboard. I acquired a lot of needed parts and slowly began the process. Well, many years later it’s going nowhere and I don’t have a hunting rig. I’d like to swap it for a license worthy and smog test exempt (CA) jeep that I can take hunting and occasionally to the grocery store….”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/974302273.html

 
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1942 MB Stockton, Ca $5100

• CATEGORIES: MB

There’s some good updates to this jeep and it looks good too, but there’s also some unmentioned items that need fixing.

“327 v8. power steering disc brakes on front big 4sp 2sp over drive unit 2sp transfer case hei ign 389 gears 44 back 30 front best top 33* tires jeep runs good needs some work but runs good all lights blinkers wipers do work no speedo reg is up to date good till 09 jon 209 462-7440”

http://stockton.craigslist.org/cto/934936606.html

 
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1943 MB Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6995.

While it doesn’t appear to be in perfect condition, it does appear to be in very good, completely stock condition.  This appears to be an excellent restoration candidate.

“This is a very rare Jeep, Built in Jan 1943 for the military to be used during World War 2, very solid, only a few small rust spots, very original with combat wheels, original seats,spare tire mount, jerry gas can mount,original ftathead 4 cyl engine and 3 spd transmission.Has original 4X4 high/low range transfer case, very intact, needs glove box door, couple gauges, soft top and bows, all avaiable new reproduction, easy one to restore, engine spins free and was running 9 years ago when parked. This Jeep has been in Montana for 10 years and at least 10 years in California prior to that.These WW2 Jeeps sell for 25-30K restored and they are easy to restore, has clear title”

 

 
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1942 MB Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1800

This jeep has a tailgate and a later model grille,but no gas tank inlet.  Maybe it’s a repro tub?

“1942 Willy’s Jeep flat head 4cyl in good condition, runs and drives. Reconditioned head, new head gasket, new spark plugs, new front brakes, new bearings/seals in front end, and rebuilt starter. The body has been recently painted and the seats have been recovered, and are in great shape. Aluminum wheels and 31″ procomp tires. Owner’s manual included.”

 
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1944 MB Grass Valley, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“Runs good has new master cyl. new brakes, roll bar, tire mount, hitch, tow bar, has snow plow, original 4 cyl. 3,500 or obo”

 
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1942 MB Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

“1942 Jeep, turn key. Hurricane 6 cylinder over head valve engine. Lots of power. rebuilt carb, new springs. nice tires, clear title, no rust. tune up. Very nice jeep to drive.$3500”

 
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1945 MB Scappoose, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

“Willys MB, WWII Jeep. Rough, but runs well. Can be restored to original. New wheel bearings & brakes. Some spares & WWII paint. 4 cyl, 3 speed 4WD.”