U.S Willys jeep June 1942 MB1520xx

Older restoration but a great driver, Willys MB made in june 1942.

The jeep needs some TLC(Tender love car) but is still in great running condition.

– Original body/tub number.
– MB 1520xx chassis number, sadly enough the original tag is missing.
– Original MB engine 638 casting and number mb number. Good running engine, runs a little rich at the moment.

The jeep has been converted to 12v, so this jeep is a really easy to start and a very good runner.

 

Jeep needs a little attention, small check up, oil , fluids etc, brake adjustment, engine valve adjustment and a new exhaustpip.
The body has 2 bad spots underneath wich needs some attention in the next couple of years.

 

The chassis number of this jeep is 1520xx which indicates it was build in june/july 1942.

 

 

 

Specs:

Engine 134 cu in (2.2 l) Inline 4 Willys L134 “Go Devil”
60 hp (45 kW; 61 PS)
Power/weight 49 hp/ST (54.0 hp/t)
Payload capacity 1,200 lb (540 kg) on-road;
800 lb (360 kg) cross-country
Transmission 3 speed x 2 range transfer case
Suspension Live axles on leaf springs front and rear
Ground clearance 8+34 in (22 cm)
Fuel capacity 15 US gal (12.5 imp gal; 56.8 L)
Operational
range
300 mi (482.8 km)
Maximum speed 65 mph (105 km/h)

Number of Willys build: 

Willys MA 1941 1,553
Willys MB 1941–1945 361,339 (335,531 + 25,808 “slats”)
Ford GPW 1942–1945 277,896

 

World War II
Total

1940–1945 647,925

On the battlefield, the Jeep was fast, nimble and tough. It could handle nearly any terrain, and when it did get stuck, it was light enough for soldiers to lift free. It towed anti-tank weapons that could be deployed quickly, and it could mount a machine gun for fighting infantry.

The tough, simple, Jeep® Brand 4×4 became the GI’s best friend—second only to his rifle. One MB was even awarded a Purple Heart and sent home. General George C. Marshall, US Army Chief of Staff during World War II, and later U.S. Secretary of State, described the Jeep® Brand 4×4 as “America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare”.
Scripps Howard WWII Reporter Ernie Pyle once said, “It did everything. It went everywhere. Was a faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and as agile as a goat. It constantly carried twice what it was designed for and still kept going.” (Source Jeep.com)

 

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U.S Willys jeep June 1942 MB1520xx