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1945 MB Tucson, AZ $3000


Unclear if this runs. It’s got some M-38 parts.

“Have title. Project mostly original. M38 grill and window. Complete drive train. Flat head engine. T90 tranny. Steering box upgrade. Make me an offer. May trade for rv.”



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1943 MB San Fernando Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

(07/15/2012) The front springs have been out boarded and reversed.

“1943 jeep willys ford mb. 350 sbc with a turbo 350 trans. new shocks . new seat belts. not a chevy guy it needs to be tuned. asking 5500.00 obo”


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1942 Flattie Hilo, HI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

I love look of the motor, but less so the hole in the hood. This includes a winch. This would go quickly on the mainland.

“1942 willys jeep 4 cyl over head.. fully rebuilt engine webber carb 32 36 .. headers. with flow master. electronic distributor… winch … electric front driver seat… cd player, electric fuel pump.. custom rear bumper and tire carrier.. bikini top… aluminum rims, all new breaks, wheel cylinders master break cylinders,,, all new steering parts…. change all lug nuts to regular right hand thread…. every thing works all taxes and saftey good till nex year..
less then hundred miles on new engine….original 3 speed transmission, 4 wheel drive works perfect”





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2013 Military Vehicle Show at Falcon Field

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, GPW (Ford MB), M-38, MB

Major Joe forwarded some pics from the 2013 Military Vehicle show at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ. There were quite a few jeeps at the event.  Thanks for sharing!

He wrote, “I attended the annual Military Vehicle show at Falcon Field here in Mesa Saturday (had to find another way to get my Willy’s/Flat fender fix since your site was down!). Anyway, I thought I’d share the pics with you (attached). It’s a great event, and included military motorcycles, dozens of non-jeep vehicles, a half track, helicopter, and many aircraft (always on display since this is the home of the AZ chapter of the Commemorative Air Force).”




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1945 Model? Los Chavez, NM $700


It runs. No pics provided.

“Selling my uncles old willy jeep, he said he has a N.M. title for it has a 4cylinder engine that he rebuilt 4 years ago he only used it for deer hunting and since then he cannot hunt any more cause he is to old was running good about 3 months ago but now , starts right up if you put gas down the carb , then it runs for a while then stops , my uncle said it need a carb kit, it has a good top the paint is bad and it has a front winch pto, the jeep is old and needs up keep he want $700.00 or a good offer will trade for wood email ir you want more info on it .”


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Images from the National Archives of Canada

I stumbled upon the National Archives of Canada the other day, discovering a variety of WWII Jeep images related to Canadian forces.  Here are a few ambulance shots:

1945 in GermanyPersonnel of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) loading a casualty into a Willys MB ambulance jeep, Sonsbeck, Germany, 6 March 1945.

1945 in Germany: Private F.J. Dunn resting on his ambulance jeep while evacuating casualties south of Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, 29 April 1945.

1945 in France: An ambulance jeep of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.), Vaucelles, France, 20 July 1944.

1943 in Italy: A jeep ambulance of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) bringing in two wounded Canadian soldiers on the Moro River front south of San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy, 10 December 1943.

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1943 MB Norway, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $5200. **SOLD**

Lots done, more to do.

“1943 military jeep machine gun mount correct tags on frame and motor …running ..needs to be completed…”

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1945 MB Charlotte, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

“Military collectors take a look at a original 1945 Willys Jeep that my family has owned for over 30 years. This is a original unaltered Jeep that has the manual trans and 4 cylinder engine. I have the title so it is street drivable. It has been sitting in a covered area for a couple years and was running about a year ago. This Jeep would make a great resto project and it would take very little to get it running again. Once again I do have a title for it. I am located in south Charlotte. Hate to sell it but I don’t have the time to restore it and I hate to see it sitting and not being used as it should be”

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1951 M-38? Pioneer, CA $7,400


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7400.

(07/31/2013) From the grille, to the body, to the rear shock mount, this looks more like a MB/GPW than a M-38.

“For your consideration is a cleanly & near fully restored 1951 Willys M38 Jeep custom. Appropriately nicknamed “Killer Bee” (it has 3 hand painted Custom logos); this project began as a repair, and with time gradually ended up becoming a Top-down Custom Restoration project.

The Jeep:

The Body is Yellow, Heavy Textured Rhino Lining. The Top is a custom made aluminum Hard Top with three windows and Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining.

The Doors are hard removable, have sliding windows and are Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining.

The Interior is Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining. Military Jeep seats w/ rear jump seat have all been reupholstered. 6 point roll bar, CB radio, Stereo w/2 speakers, Custom Carbon Fiber Instrument panel with matching gauges. (Speedometer, Tachometer, Oil pressure, Coolant Temperature, Voltmeter, Fuel Level, Vacuum gauges). The whole vehicle has been completely rewired and a current style fuse box installed.

The Drivetrain: The Engine is a 1965 Ford 289 (1966 Timing cover and water pump); The Transmission is a 1966 Ford C4; The Transfer Case is 1951 Willys T18, The Differentials are Dana 27 with 5.38:1 Gears, The Front Diff is closed knuckle with DUALMATIC twin cam manual locking hubs, and the Rear Diff is Full Floating with 11X2 inch Drum.

The Engine has been completely rebuilt; Balanced rotating assembly with new Balancer and Flex Plate. Pistons are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (Valves are one piece forged PBM ERSON EV-8 stainless steel 2.02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550 LIFT, 7/16 ARP screw in studs and Guide plates, and ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Holley Street Avenger 570 CFM Carburetor, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and a new Starter.

All parts are new as you would expect from a resto-rebuild. . . i.e. water pump, thermostat, fuel pump, oil pump, oil pump drive, hoses, plugs, plug wires etc.

New Brakes, front Disk Brake Conversion, new calipers, rotors, pads, brakes lines master cylinder, power booster, rear shoes with reconditioned drums, dual exhaust, 2.25 inch through Magnaflow mufflers.

This truck is sitting on Rancho 2.5 in lift spring, the springs have been moved to on top of the axles, riding on 33X12.5 15s tires (with more than 90% life remaining).

The Jeep runs great, I use it as my daily driver, I want to start a new project. . . with a little larger profile. With Approximately $18,500 invested, my loss is YOUR GAIN!! Call Ed at Home @ 209-two nine five-four one nine three, or text me at 209-four one eight-nine one zero nine.”


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3 Parts’ Jeeps Watseka, IL eBay


This seems to be three parts’ jeeps.

” 3 Jeeps total. 2 with WW2 engines, 1 I think is GPW other is MB. 2 transmissions, 1 is MB other is GPW. Front seats, 1 rear seat, top bow parts, windshield frames, hoods, fenders, axles, both front and rear. Bare frame on its side came from the Slat Grill tub which is turned upside down on front Jeep.It has a Slat Grill frame tag with #106*** on front frame horn.   Brown Jeep seems to be restorable with the engine and transmission inside rear as pictured. NO grills. Can store for up to 2 months FREE if paid in full.  Pickup will be in Watseka, Illinois, 60970. Delivery within 500 miles possible for a fee, ASK FIRST, don’t assume anything.  Look at the pictures, which what you get. Some items inside the front Jeep and upside down tub have been removed as they were for a 1966 Chevelle. Great parts package. Sold with Bill of Sale only.  ASK questions. Thanks

PS:   On the pictures of the hoods and windshield frames, one hood does come off, it is actually 1/2 of a hood. Will remove when load is picked up”

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1943 MB Burlingame, CA eBay


This has been updated with a 59AB Flathead (Mercury?) motor.

“Up for sale is my 1943 Willys MB Jeep.

This California black plate Jeep was last in one family for over 30 years.
It has a clean California title and current registration. MB tag is still intact on the frame.

This Jeep was converted to use a 59AB flathead V8 engine. The flathead starts up, idles, and runs perfectly – no smoke or strange noises. Brand new water pumps, plugs and hoses were just fitted. I will include new original engine frame mounting brackets with the sale if the new owner wishes to convert the Jeep back to the 134 L-head engine.

The body is original, in very good shape, and has lots of character. Has some rust in the usual areas (hat channels, shovel/axe corners of tub). It’s an honest body with no bondo hiding hidden rust holes. The Jeep has some original gauges, lights and switches on the dash. Spare tire and jerry can holder on the rear. A CJ style gate has been added, but can easily be welded back to the original style with a replacement panel.

Comes with some loose original parts, like the brake inspection cover, windshield gun mount brackets, hood latches, etc.

Great fun to drive around town, and gets lots of attention. Just needs a new owner to take care of her. Would make a fun restoration project that you can also drive around right away.”

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1945 Navy MB Denver, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a project. The seller provides good details for this jeep.

” You are bidding on one of the very last WW II jeeps to be built, a 1945 Willys MB-Navy radio jeep that was delivered to the U.S. Navy on October 10, 1945, nearly 2 months after Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945. This is a non-operable project jeep that needs a complete ground-up restoration. But it offers you the opportunity to own a rare and unusual WW II jeep. Here are some details.

Chassis serial number is MB-459512, which is only 337 jeeps below the highest MB serial listed by Willys, MB-459849 delivered to the U.S. Army in September 1945.

Date of Delivery is 10-10-45, stamped into this jeep’s original Nomenclature Plate on the removable glove box door. This postwar delivery date was due to the additional time Willys needed to install all the special equipment used on Navy radio jeeps.

Model name is “MB-Navy”, stamped into this jeep’s original Nomenclature Plate. This jeep was either one of the last MB-MZ-2 radio jeeps or one of the first MB-Navy Basic radio jeeps. (see more on eBay)”


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1942 & 1946 Flatties Tesuque, NM $1000


The price looks good. The pics are very small.

“I have 2 Willy’s jeep’s for sale. One is a ’42 which does not run but can be used for parts or as a project. It has all the running gear, front and rear axle, tranny and t-case, both drive lines, i do not have title for this jeep. The other jeep is a ’46 this jeep run’s i converted it to the 12 volt system with a new alternator, battery, coil, and resistor. It has new plugs, and wires, new clutch, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, pressure plate and re-surfaced fly wheel. It also has a new steel fuel tank and tie down strap, new 12 volt headlights, wiring, ignition switch and headlight switch. Jeep starts right away, you can jump in and take it for a cruise. 4 wheel drive works great, really low geared if you know these jeep’s. it does need seats. I have seat frame’s but they need cushion’s. I’m asking $1000.00 obo. Contact me on email or @ 795-2393. I will be posting pic’s of the running jeep soon.”


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1942 MB Monster Truck in Australia $3500


Josh spotted this Monster jeep.

“1950s willys jeep , monster truck
steel body
suit restore
350 chev v8
toyota differentials
truck drum brakes
custom suspension set up ,long coils ,long shockers anchor points for multiple shockers
custom jeep wheels mated to excavator rims with bridgestone excavator tyres
possible trade or swap”

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1943 MB Kennewick, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  This sold.  Was listed at $3000.

You might remember that Ann and I looked at this MB a couple weeks ago. Brian has decided to sell this running MB, a barn find parked several years ago after the death of its owner.  Unfortunately, Brian and his friend Art, who located the jeep, were unsuccessful at locating the paperwork, so it’s being sold with a bill of sale. As you can see from the pictures, this is a good restoration candidate.  Though Brian got the engine running, he has only driven it forward and backwards a few feet as he hasn’t inspected the differentials (You just never know, he said, so better to be safe).

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1942 MB Hastings, MN **Status Unknown**


UPDATE:  This jeep has been deleted from Craigslist. It likely sold.

“18k all orig. has penn mud and snow tires and rear mount spare. has been converted to 12v system. starts runs and drives. 4×4 works. looking for offers or trade for c10 chevy 2wd.”


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1943 MB Newberg, OR $5000


It ran seven years ago.  It looks restorable.

“1943 Jeep Willys MB mostly original. Ready for complete restoration including new wiring. Not currently running although it was when I last drove it 7 years ago.”



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1945 MB Project Mooresville, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8750

Seller has provided a detailed list of work on this jeep.


“1945 Willy’s Jeep MB — Frame off-restoration Project (Have Title) – Asking $8,750 OBO (over $10,500 invested)

Serious inquieries only! Please email contact info and I’ll return calls.

• SN: 424468 (March 9th 1945)
• Tub #: 206349 (Only have the front cowling from shifters forward, rear was rotted out)
• Engine #: 3J47533 (CJ)

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1944 MB Eastland, TX $7000


Engine is out, but has been rebuilt.

“1944 Jeep Willys MB for sale. This is going to be a great project Jeep for someone looking to restore a rare WWII era jeep. Considering its age, it is very complete. It does not run and the engine is out of it, but is included in price, already rebuilt! I was going to rebuild it, but I have new baby on the way and won’t be ale to devote the time and money it would require. I’m just trying to get back what I paid for everything. There is an extra Willys Jeep motor included, but not rebuilt.”



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1942 MB? San Antonio, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

There appears to be value here.

“42 jeep wiilly all complete have title in hand, hasnt be trun on since ten yrs ago im asking 1500.00 obo need it gone cal”


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Year MB? Harrison, ME $400


For $400 this is worth a look.

“One left, a 1940’s Willy Jeeps for project. call to come take a look. 583-4633”



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1942 Flattie Auburn, CA $3500


This project is a fiberglass body on MB/GPW running gear.

“I have a 1942 cj2a for sale. It has a buick v6 motor with a sm465 transmission and a dana 20 transfer case. It is a fiberglass body with a nice red paint job. it is a little bit of a project, the electrical is 90 percent done all that is left is all the wiring for the gauges. the motor turns over and it will start. the linkage for the transmission and pedals still needs to be hooked up and it needs a gas tank, I have a gas tank that will go with it but its not a direct fit. the shallow exhaust manifold is mounted so it clears the steering rod. i bought it from a guy who had 5 other jeeps and didn’t have the time to work on this one. it has 32 inch bfg all terrains. The vehicle is currently non-op. with a little more time it would be a head turner. i am entering the chp academy soon and this is my third vehicle. feel free to come look at it and make an offer. 530 906 4645”



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1944 MB Slat Grille Alpine, CA $1500


The grille itself looks good.  Unclear about the year.

“1944 Jeep Willies MB with extra Engine ,Transmission, Transfer case and lots of extra Parts… needs head gasket $1500 OBO”




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1942 MB/GPW Chattanooga, TN $13,000


No pics provided.

“Taking offers on a WWII willys jeep. Garage kept all original parts. Contact me at sevenzerosix-sixthreenine- three eight four four. Preferably text messages with contact info because I have a very busy schedule. Ask for pictures and I will gladly get some to you or let you check it out in person”


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1945 MB Petoskey, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $6000. **SOLD**

(12/14/2013) Don’t usually see a diamond plate bumper on these.

“1945 Jeep Willy’s Military Jeep.”

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