USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

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blitz67
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USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by blitz67 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:14 pm

I have added two Jeeps to my collection over the last week, the first is a 1945 Willys MB USMC ambulance Jeep, Ser# 419??? Frame tag is partially melted and data plates are gone. Original engine, I switched out the civy head with a correct MB head cleaned it up, the GPW front bumoper is just for mock up as I am cleaning up the frame horns, it had a winch and supporting steel that weighed in just at 500 pounds! I didn't have time to get really good pictures as a 45 GPW showed up a few days later, it was at a sale at the local flea market.I'll post more pictures of it in the unrestored forum Thanks to Jay from JaysWW2Jeeps for finding me the ambulance Jeep, I just asked him to find me one two weeks ago, now that's service!
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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by blitz67 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:17 pm

Engine number and frame tag
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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by blitz67 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:19 pm

45 GPW 259495, Found as you see it!
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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:00 pm

My jeep was a California surplus jeep and the vin number was the same as the frame number.

Look and see if any previous registration information will help you!
MB-NAVY-MZ-1 352625 - 07/20/44 (DOD est.)
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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by ajlang » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:30 pm

blitz67 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:19 pm
45 GPW 259495, Found as you see it!
Very nice Blitz. How is the rear seat attached over the wheel/toolbox area?
Can you also post a closeup of the sliding latch for the rear door?
Thanks,
Andy


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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by blitz67 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:40 pm

It just has two small screws, I'll post some better pictures tonight, actually looks very hastily done.

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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:15 am

A bit of work ahead of you Blitz ,but a nice find, keep us posted on progress, especially the USMC ambulance jeep. I was interested by the back seat going over the tool box lid, never seen that before.

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Re: USMC Amb & a Flea Market Finf

Post by Greendot319 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:55 am

Lovely 45 GPW, very envious!
Better rough than Repro

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