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1941 MB Napa, Ca **SOLD**


1941_mb_napaUPDATE:  Sold for $2700

It’s a little rough.  This seller also has a 1946 CJ-2A for sale.

“1941 Willys MB military. This is a WWII jeep built just after Pearl Harbor! Ran a few years ago when parked. Top is not correct but included. Good tires! New Battery! 4 cylinder. $3000 obo. Ser. no. 107999. Cash only. No checks. No shipping. No trading. Vehicles located in Napa.”

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1945 MB Casa Grande, AZ **SOLD**


1945_mb_casagrandeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

The pictures are too far away to tell much about this jeep.

“Sweet 1945 Willys jeep for sale With all the original Front and rear seats 4×4 works great and The engine runs good also.  Asking $3500 obo call me if you’re interested.”

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1946? MB Fair Oaks/Folsom, CA **SOLD**


1946_mb_fairoaksUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

Based on the pics from craigslist and eBay, this is an MB body and grille.  I would hazard a guess that the rest of this is an MB as well.

“i have a 46 willys jeep it has a corvette 283 hi low transfer case i was going to rebild it but i lost my job have to move cant take it with me have all part for some one to bild it make me a good offer or a good trade . call me no email thanks”

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1943 MB Philomath, Or $600


UPDATE:  The price hasn’t changed, but the year has gone up to 1943.

Looks like a fixer upper.  This jeep appears to have gone through some updates, some better than others.  Might be worth a look to see what’s really there.

“1943 Willys MB. Has SB Chevy & 4 Spd. Runs but needs tlc. $600 OBO. (541)936-1715 Hans ”


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Builds – Edgar Nave’s “zooped” up MB


edgar_mb_europeYeah, I know, the “zooped” part is a stretch, but the site has some cool WWII pics.  It appears the pages related to Edgar are part of a ‘Nave’ family album.  The part of the story I like is that fact that Edgar drove a jeep as a courier and personnel transport later in the war effort in France. His jeep was fixed up with an aluminum housing and a manifold heater, and he says it could outrun any jeep in the outfit. It was quite popular with officers who wanted transportation. They wouldn’t let the jeep go unless he went with it so he got to take a good many trips.  There’s some interesting pictures of stuff found laying  around France (shot down planes for example).

Now, I’m not sure exactly how those features made the jeep faster, if they did, but it’s a good story 🙂

Here’s the link to the Edgar Nave Pics

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1945 MB Bend, OR **SOLD**


1945_mb_bendUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Rare 1945 Military Willys Jeep MB and M416  1/4T trailer built by Cemsco Div of ETS Hokin. The Jeep was built 1-30-1945 and delivered to the Navy, likely for California shore duty. It is very complete, with folding headlamps, blackout lights, hand grips and more. There is no structural or panel rust. The only rust is superficial. Good floors. A light sandblast would clean it all up. No panels need to be replaced. All are intact. No body damage. The vehicle is in original, unrestored condition. The only modifications are at the front bumper for the tow bar. I have had the engine running, and it all seems good. The brake cylinders are frozen…so it would need a full brake job, but after that, I would bet it could be driven as is….a bit of a time warp there.

There are (5) five restored wheels, powdercoated, with new military tires. There is no top or top bows, but all the mounting brackets are intact. There are miscellaneous extras, such as a windshield assembly, a cylinder head, flywheel and more.”

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Locating the F script on your GPW

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Website

So, you think you have a GPW, but you have no idea where to find that F script?

You are in luck!  Ren Bernier has posted numerous images of how the F-script appears across all kinds of parts.  This is the first that I have run across a collection of F-script images so extensive.  It’s a great resource to bookmark.  He also has a variety of images from MB restorations as well.

Ren’s home page, Ren’s F-script pics

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1946 CJ-2A (mb?) Avenal, Ca $3000


1946_cj2a_avenalUPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

With the driver side indents and the lack of tailgate, this certainly looks like an MB/GPW to me.  Note the phone number is missing a digit.

“nice jeep …runs ok…have done some basic work on it…used it for deer season last year and now we are moving….got to much stuff has original straight 4 cylinder ….has 4 new bi-directional military tires,new battery,new plugs, cap,rotor and points new coil and 12 volt head lights….12 volt conversion with altenator… call 559-816-960.”


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1942 MB/GPW La Center, Wa $1800


1942_mb_lacenterUPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1800. This appears to be a very good price on an MB.

“Willys Jeep needs a new home. Has a brand new battery. Please call 360 263-3259 or 360 951-3409 after 5 PM..”


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1942 MB/GPW Anacostia, Wash DC $3000


No pics.  A project.

“It is a 1942 Jeep that is i mid restoration and curently apart. It still has all the parts and a few extra. If your interested let me know and I can take pictures.”


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1941? MB Bayless, Mo $4000


1941_mb_baylessOk, so 80% restored doesn’t classify as almost finished.  It’s a bit pricey for what appears to be a hefty project still.  The body appears in pretty decent shape though.

“Here is your chance to own an ORIGINAL 1941 Willys, 80% complete!! It has primer on it and is ready to be painted, NO RUST!! NO BODY PUTTY, all original parts except for the wheels.  Here is what is new:  Brakes, Gas Tank, Windshield frame, Carb, Battery, Plugs, All bought from Swamps. All the gages work and are the ORGINAL gages, even the seats are original but need to be re-covered…. “

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1945 MB Spanaway, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

Looks like a great rebuild. Owner says must sell.

” 1945 Willys MB. Has rust where the under body support channels meet the inside vertical support forward of the driver and passenger. Also on one side under the tool box behind the fender well. To much work done to list.”


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1944 MB Tyngsboro, MA **SOLD**


1944_mb_tyngsboroUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

It’s a nice looking MB, but I think the claim that this is a better investment than your 401k is a bit over the top.

“WWII 1944 Willys MB for sale. Runs good, lots of new and original parts. Better investment than your 401K. Email for additional info and photos.  $12,000 or best resonable offer.”

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1944 MB Rancho Cucamonga, Ca $14,250 or eBay


1944_mb_ranchoUPDATE:  This is on Craigslist again

“Here is what I believe to be a Willys MB Military Jeep.  If you know for sure let me know. The CHP paperwork from the previous owner has it as a Ford GPW, but it has the tube in the front, behind the radiator, so I am not sure.  If you would like to see it please contact me through eBay. It has no VIN, this is the assigned numbder: ca948072.”


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1944 MB Graham, Wa **SOLD**


1944_mb_grahamUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“teal, 231 V-6, 3 speed, lifted, 4.88 gears, needs clutch but does run, $2500 or trade,”

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1942 MB Sublimity, OR **SOLD**


1942_mb_sublimityUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

“1941 Jeep needs some motor parts to run like fuel line and radiator hose. It was in World War 2. Body is in good condition. 3 speed.”

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1943 MB Phoenix, Az $4000


1943_mb_phoenixIt appears there have been several customizations, so check it out thoroughly.

“original rebuilt motor, new carb., sandblasted and painted, new wiring, and runs great. contact kevin at 623-266-2302”


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Hand Crank Heater 796-A by Stewart Warner


UPDATE:  Here’s a post of a Ypsilanti Machine and Tool Company Hand Crank Heater

UPDATE:  I’ve posted pics of Dennis’ hand crank heater here.  Here’s another from Nathalie.

UPDATE:  Here’s a video of a Stewart Warner Heater in action.

ORIGINAL POST:  I was at Josh’s when I spotted an odd device I didn’t recognize.  When I asked what it was used for, he explained it and then offered to send images of similar heaters along with a couple brochure images.  Cool stuff!



Pics of actual heaters on full post page ….

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Brian’s Warehouse Clearance


Brian’s, of Brian’s Military Jeeps Website, is clearing out his storage lockers and has a variety of things for sale.  Items include “ACCESSORIES FOR MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK, AMBULANCE, 1/2 TRACK, TANK GMC, DODGE, CHEVROLET, STUDEBAKER, WHITE, HARLEY, KAISER, AM GENERAL”.

You can view his list of items here

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1943 MB Galt, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1300

It looks pretty good for a $1300 MB.  Maybe it really won’t take much to get it running …

“I have a 1943 Willys MB 4 wheel drive with a clean California title for sale. It has an overhead 4 cylinder with the heavier T90 transmission. Has small lift kit on it with wide chrome wheels and tires. Has top but needs repaired. Will not take must to get it running. “

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1943 MB Bakersfield, Ca **SOLD**


1943_mb_bakersfieldUPDATE:  SOLD

$900 for a ’43 MB that turns over? This shouldn’t last long at all. I’m assuming it’s an MB, as it could be a GPW.

“1943 willys jeep. Motor turns over, it ran a few years ago when it was parked but I havnt tired to start it. It is an original military jeep that was used in a few movies in the late 60’s and early 70’s. It is out of the DMV system so a title wouldnt be a problem.

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1944 MB Chatsworth, CA **SOLD**


1944_mb_chatsworthUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3400.  Additional pics.

Overall, this looks in pretty good condition.

“I have a 44 MB 90% origial tons of extra parts engine, transmission parts,fuel tanks, arctic top, 1950’s jeep cans, extra set of wheels, carburetors, lights, gauges, NOS distributors, spark plugs,gasket sets. All or part Wife lost job so its gonna go.”


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1943 MB Monarch, CA **SOLD**


1943_mb_monarchUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

“This Jeep was probably here in Southern California on a military base since new.  I had the body taken down to the bare metal before having it repainted in the original olive drab, the body was solid with almost no rust.  It was painted from top to bottom as you can see in the pictures.  The black California license plates that were assigned to it in the 1960’s are still registered to it, I have both plates.  It has new canvas seats from Beachwood Canvas, the radiator was recored and the brakes were recently serviced. “

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1942 MB Hoquiam, Wa eBay


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


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.”