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1941 MB Slat Grille Tempe, AZ $12,000

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Looks like this has some body liner on the dash/glove box? Only one pic provided.

“1941 Willys Jeep
Early Vintage WWII with Slat Grille
Runs & drives with newly rebuilt transmission, tires like new. Clear AZ title.
Great for a usable driver or is a great starter vehicle for a complete restoration!!”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/5707391900.html

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1941 Slat Grille MB Coeur d’Alene, ID $25,000

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I think those are correct early rims?

“Comes with all Authentic factory parts from 1941 with tons of era correct extras such as a functioning Gas powered “Ma Deuce” mounted, flags, rifle holsters, and more. Feel free to either come by and check it out or give us a call. We have a huge inventory of firearms, firearm accessories, military items, and military vehicles.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/5579593414.html

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1941 MB Slat Grille Felton, DE **No Longer For Sale**

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UPDATE: **No Longer For Sale**

“Hello I have a 1941 willys slat grill jeep I bought recently. Was going to restore but found something I wanted more to work on. No data tags but body number appears to be 3571. The motor is civilian with slat grille head. Motor turns was told ran just not well going to try and remedy that. I paid 6000 for it would like to get that back”

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1942 MB Slat Grille Dallas, TX $15,000

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It’s a project.

“I have two slate grill Jeep Willys MB for sale
Need restoration but complete some detail part missing, new tires.
Engine run and everything work.I sale those Jeep because I am moving back to Europe
The price is for the 2 Jeep”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/5439683213.html

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1942 MB Slat Grille Denver, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

Runs and drives.

“VIN# 113422
USA # 2046114 S

The first 25,808 Willys MBs used a welded steel grille very similar to the Ford GP design, and there were a host of other differences from the later Willys. These early MBs had “Willys” embossed in the back panel. In production, the slat-grilles were given running changes until they finally evolved into the standard stamped-grille MB we know and love. Around 200 slat-grilles are estimated to survive today.

I have restored 5 combat wheels with new NDT tires
-2 gallons of correct olive drab green
-complete NEW seat canvas
-stencil kit with correct USA #
-Runs and Drives great!

Title matches the frame and tub. I have the original data plates. in 1961 my uncle did an engine swap to a Buick V6. The willys still has the original trans, transfer, front and rear diff, radiator. I do have a complete period correct 134 engine that is included. This is a rust free example

This jeep has been in our family and stored inside since the 50’s.
My Grandfather was a POW in WWII”

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1942 Photo of Cavalry Jeeps & Horses on eBay

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That’s trading in the old for the new.

“Original Press Photo. 1942- 107th Cavalry adopts steel steeds. Troops of the converted 107th Mechanized Regiment at Fort Ord stop to visit horses as they pass by enroute to maneuvers. Photo measures approx.  7″ x 9″”

View all the issues here on eBay

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1941 Slat Grille Video

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Mark Smith’s son Tom just completed this great documentary about a 1941 Slat Grille. George Baxter narrates the video.  The jeep is for sale.

Go inside Army Jeep Parts, Inc. and uncover a nearly perfect restoration of one of the oldest Willys Jeeps in existence. Delivered Christmas Eve of 1941 (not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor) this World War II Slat Grille marks the start of production of the American legend we all know and love.
THIS JEEP IS FOR SALE. Own a piece of American history by contacting: sales@armyjeepparts.com.

For more on George Baxter and Army Jeep Parts, Inc., visit: http://ArmyJeepParts.net.

 
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1942 MB Slat Grille Alvin, TX Make Offer

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It’s a project.

“I recently bought this WWII 1942 serial number 112111, Willys slat grille Jeep to restore. But, after I realized the rarity of this model and everyone has been wanting to buy it from me, I decided to offer it up for TRADE only. What I really want is a late WWII Ford built GPW Jeep that is in far better condition or much farther along in a restoration. I’m not interested in trading for anything other than a FORD made Jeep that is in BETTER condition than this far more desirable slat grill Jeep that I have. I’m NOT going to sell the Jeep, only trade it for a GPW.

This Willys MB has no title, is not running, but the engine is not locked. The engine and transmission are from a later civilian Jeep. There is rust in the body but not terrible. It appears that the body had been sandblasted at some point and then someone patched the floors and bondoed over dents. Over all, this Jeep is in far better condition than most of the unrestored Jeeps I’ve found.”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/5359865900.html

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1941 MB Slat Grille Levittown, PA $44,000

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Looks like lots of work was put into this Slat Grille.

“Willys Slat Grille DOD 12-24-41 National Show Winner! A rare opportunity to buy a true blue chip grade WWII Jeep! Slat Grill WWII jeeps are considered by many collectors to be one of the most desirable & valuable of all war time jeeps. This particular jeep was delivered on Christmas Eve, which is quite cool by itself. Slat Grilles are known for their long list of early characteristics. These parts are quite rare and demand big money when sold. This jeep has all those items correctly done. The list includes: NOS A/C air cleaner, solid wheels with Good Year tires, gas & amp gauge, early thin needle speedo, early round exhaust, early type radiator, hinged filterette box, zippered bottom seat cushions, early type T-84, early Ross steering box, scalloped rear axle shafts, split back seat frames, two hinge tool box doors, early type hood, early type intake manifold, early type rivet oil pan, early type leaf springs (fronts are NOS), early pedal pads and arms, early type battery tray, Purolator oil filter, early generator, & small dip stick, Willard Optima battery, etc… This jeep would be very hard to duplicate today and the cost would easily exceed $75K. If you have additional question please call.”

http://www.warjeeps.com/jss/sale15/adj105/adj105.html

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1942 Photos of Floating MB Slat Grille on eBay

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That first pic is particularly neat.

“1942- Pair of press photos showing U.S. troops moving a jeep across river by wrapping the lower part in waterproof canvas and “poling” it through the water. Photos measure approx. 7″ x 9″ ”

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Unique Front Clip for M-38A1 — A Slat Grille

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Paul spotted this unique slat grille M-38A1 at an Alaska outdoor car show. I think it is pretty well done.

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Military Jeeps on the SS Jeremiah O’Brien

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Paul Barry from Willys America and his wife Jane discovered these two jeeps on the SS Jeremiah O’Brien. Moored at Pier 45 in San Francisco, it’s the last unaltered Liberty Ship from WWII. These days it operates as a living museum teaching tourists. You can learn more at the SS Jeremiah O’Brien website.

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1941 MB Slat Grille Mount Lookout, WV eBay

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This is a rough project.

“THIS IS A VERY EARLY PRODUCTION WILLYS MB. IT HAS SLAT GRILL AND REAR WILLYS SCRIPT. THE VIN IS I02095.
THIS CAME FROM A FARMERS FIELD WHERE IT HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE THE 1950’S. THE JEEP FLOOR BOARD IS VERY RUSTY BUT THE REAR IS PRETTY GOOD. THE MOTOR WAS COVERED AND HAS OIL IN IT. TRANSMISSION AND TRANSFER CASE ARE STILL IN THE JEEP. THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT WILLYS TO RESTORE GIVEN IT IS SUCH AN EARLY PRODUCTION. PLEASE SEE ALL THE PICTURES WHICH INCLUDE A LOT OF PARTS. NO TITLE. WILL PROVIDE BILL OF SALE.”

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24th Annual Military Vehicle Show

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, GPA (SEEP), M-38, M-38A1, MB • TAGS: .

Joe and his GPW attended the 24th Annual Military Vehicle Show held by the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club this past weekend. It looks like he was having plenty of fun!

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Here’s Joe posing with some new friends.

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Here’s Joe and his GPW

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Another new friend Joe?

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1942 BRT MB Slat Grille Boise, ID **SOLD**

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UPDATE: SOLD on eBay for 8628.

This is a unique jeep. It’s a Slat Grille with a Glove Box built for Britain. Read all about it below.

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UPDATES:
I’ve had a few questions on the signifcance of the BRT designation and why it is so unique.

What the BRT specifically stands for is “Britian” and it’s marked specifically on the data plate in the “mystery box” on the line that says “MAKE MODEL” “WILLYS MB” just above the Serial Number location.

The BRT marking makes this jeep specifically a British contract jeep. Produce by the Willys Factory specifically for export for the British military during the war. Exports contract negotiated happened before the US even entered the war. Making even the story of the BRT’s very interesting.

Eventually some of the British contracts request were filled with reconditioned vehicles due to American war needs. The actual number of BRT jeeps that were produced is very few and fewer survive today.

There is an excellent sections on Export jeeps specifically the BRT and specifically differences in markings and later modifications written by Peter Ferris in Lloyd White’s book “The Evolution of the Willys-Overland MB Jeep Volume 1” (chapter 8 for those of you that have the book; but if you would like to know where to get a copy of the book send me an email and I can set you in the right direction)

As noted earlier being that this slat has a glove box it is VERY rare, being that it has the BRT designation makes it even rarer. This jeep is one of the most unique, smallest production, most coveted jeeps of the war, and very deserving of a proper restoration.

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1942 Crawler Oxford, AL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

Has an MB Slat Grille.

“Thinking about selling or trading my Crawler.. It’s a 42 Ford GPW with a 302 with Holly projection and Malory coil and distributor… Motor runs perfect bad thing is Transmission is bad.. Have it out already it’s a np435 with Dana 20 case.. 4 link rear with blue torch trusses and Fox shocks.. Front is still springs Dana 44 axles locked front and spool in rear.. Has big aluminum fuel cell.. 8k pound warn winch.. 36 tsls on bead locks $4000”

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1943 Carilloy US Steel Ad on eBay

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Maury spotted this ad showing a famous shot of a slat grille charging over a hill.

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1942 MB Slat Grille College Station, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

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“1942 Willys MB Slat Grill Jeep.  Serial no. 111847.  Date of delivery is unknown as the main data plate is missing.  Recently purchased from the estate of a long time collector and was found in San Antonio, TX 25 years ago.  Jeep is not running and has not run in many years.  Engine turns over freely and jeep rolls easily.  No obvious cracks in the usual places on the engine.  The engine serial no. is S38361.  It is an original chain drive WWII engine and has a Ford GPW head and water outlet.  Probably replaced by the Army.  Engine has all the early Willys manifolds, orig WO carb. etc.  The body has rust on both front quarter panels and there is a patch in the passenger floor board.  There is little to no rust in the rear tool boxes.

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1942 MB Slat Grille Denver, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Runs and drives.

VIN# 113422
USA # 2046114 S

The first 25,808 Willys MBs used a welded steel grille very similar to the Ford GP design, and there were a host of other differences from the later Willys. These early MBs had “Willys” embossed in the back panel. In production, the slat-grilles were given running changes until they finally evolved into the standard stamped-grille MB we know and love. Around 200 slat-grilles are estimated to survive today.

I have restored 5 combat wheels with new NDT tires
-2 gallons of correct olive drab green
-complete NEW seat canvas
-stencil kit with correct USA #
-Runs and Drives great!

This jeep has been in our family and stored inside since the 50’s.
My Grandfather was a POW in WWII”

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1942 MB Slat Grille Surrey, BC, Canada eBay

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This one is worth a look. Lots of eyeballs watching this auction.

“I am relisting this Jeep with a Buy it Now instead of a reserve. There are 2 original Solid Rims and the original Axe holder which are now pictured and included in the sale. No Axe. Also I will ship the Jeep world wide. Cost to Europe is about $2500 For US buyers I can bring it into Washington State and you can take it from there. For all the on off I have dropped the price slightly also..

This is Willys MB120181… Original 1942 Slat Grill. The jeep is in excellent condition. Runs and drive perfectly. All Gauges and electrical work perfectly.

Motor is strong and runs as it should. Starts up all the time with no hesitation or problems. No Smoke ever. Rest of the drivetrain is perfect.

The body is totally rust free. The data plates are original and the chasis number matches the number plate on the left side frame bumper extension.

It was a full off body restoration. The engine was completely rebuilt and drivetrain also. The rear seat was not restored as it is the original seat and canvas from 1942

Will ship to US or Canada. Vehicle is fully registered and is in Surrey B.C. Vehicle can be FOB out of Bellingham, WA. Reputable shipper/broker is Wayne Darby 604 816 5477. Please feel free to ask any questions

This is not a reproduction tub on this Jeep.. It was built/restored before tubs were available. I did confirm this with the past owner.. Panels and metal were used to repair any rust etc then”

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Photo of Slat Grille MB with Soldiers on eBay

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I wonder who “Pat” was and whether she was impressed with the jeep’s name? Looks like the photo was taken in December of 1943.

Orginal WW2 pictures of soldiers posing in their Jeep French Morroco”

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1941 Slat Grille MB Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $25,000

(07/31/2014) Parade ready!

1941 Willy’s “Slat Grill”.
DOD December 4th 1941.
Older restoration that was hardly ever driven. Only 875 miles since it’s restoration.
New paint is pretty much all it needed.
Runs and drives and stops very well.
All canvas in good shape.
Titled and currently on a “NON-OP” status.
We will deliver it anywhere in California and put basic markings on it with a full price offer.”

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1942 Slat MB Susquehanna, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s rough.

” I am selling Willys Slat Grill Febuary 1942 116992.
Located in North East Pennsylvania
Needs restoration
Has Gas Gauge!
needs the others or they are incorrect
New complete brake system a few years ago.
Bad t84 Trans
Has Nice GPW Motor
Has Rebuilt carb by Army Jeep Parts
Motor was put in a few years ago and jeep has sat .
Health issues force sale.
Rear Panel has whole in it from fuel tank and is red from a fire dept.
Comes with New replacement rear Panel
No air filter or most other candy
With Correct title
No Data Tags
Sold AS IS”

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1943 Photo of Russian Caravan on ebay

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Nice photo of slat grille MBs toting Russian troops.

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1943 Photo of Russians driving Slat Grille MB on eBay

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Great photo of Russians headed to the front on April 11, 1943.

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