my new MB 90% original ww2

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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jedburgh
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:15 am

aldos wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:21 am
I believe the gear box serial number is the date of the built of the box, "D" is for the forth month of the year , "44" the year, so the box should be dated of April 1944. the insideof the gear box looks pretty nice! maybe the first reverse pinion is appear dammaged.
Is there any play on the bearing seats Front and rear of the gera box?
The bearings are any play it will be replaced.
Markings on the transfer gear box are erased.
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Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
Bantam trailer sérial body 116858 dod august 44

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Mark Tombleson
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:39 pm

aldos wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:21 am
I believe the gear box serial number is the date of the built of the box, "D" is for the forth month of the year , "44" the year, so the box should be dated of April 1944. the insideof the gear box looks pretty nice! maybe the first reverse pinion is appear dammaged.
Is there any play on the bearing seats Front and rear of the gera box?
I'm questioning your date coding?

My memory is poor but my 44 MBs T84 is A1244D and in the past the date was A=January, 12 is the date and 44 the year. The D was a mold number?

C1644D using this method would be March 16, 1944.

I need a link on transmission codes please... to confirm.

Found them:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=235872

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=182532&start=15
MB-NAVY-MZ-1 352625 - 07/20/44 (DOD est.)
U.S.N. 133818
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by Michael O. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:04 pm

You are correct Mark...
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Re: my new MB 90% original ww2

Post by jedburgh » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:56 am

My gearbox was probably replaced during the WW2 ,because is dated 1944.
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Jeep Willys "MP" 354074 dod: july 24 1944
Jeep Willys 288001 dod : december 9 1943
Bantam trailer sérial body 116858 dod august 44

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