Slat MB Pedals

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Slat MB Pedals

Post by Michael O. » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:03 pm

Please forgive me as I'm new to Slat Grill series MB's. My recently acquired Jan '42 MB has a squared (cast) clutch pedal and the rounded (cast) brake pedal. It's obvious that these pedals have been with this jeep for many years. My question is whether this combination is typical or has the the brake pedal been swapped early in this jeep's life? In some other posts there are photos of other slats with this pedal configuration but I wanted to confirm if this set up is correct.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by slatgrille » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:25 pm

The 'squared' and 'rounded' edges are correct for the earlier slat's pedals. My #105557 slat has them...

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Michael O. » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:24 pm

Thank you Craig.
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1941 WC-4 8668603, USA W-219465, "9th Service Command"
1942 GPW 2647, 2/26/42, USA-2055607 (est from Tom W.)
1943 GPW 104111, 3/23/43, USA-20369245 / USN 88667 ("54") "Bayonne NJ NSD"
1944 MB 379204, 10/12/44, USA-20640967 / USN 22XXX assigned to the "AD COM PHIBS PAC"


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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by James Gordon » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:41 pm

Well that answered my puzzle. I have a square and round brake pedals and was not sure if they were originals. 12-31-41 (108742)

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Michael O. » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:46 pm

Thanks James for mentioning this combination on your Dec '41 MB.

My "new" MB is MB 111414 which Tom W estimates was delivered on 1-16-42.
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1942 GPW 2647, 2/26/42, USA-2055607 (est from Tom W.)
1943 GPW 104111, 3/23/43, USA-20369245 / USN 88667 ("54") "Bayonne NJ NSD"
1944 MB 379204, 10/12/44, USA-20640967 / USN 22XXX assigned to the "AD COM PHIBS PAC"


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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Adam » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:08 pm

117xxx and 118440 have the squared off pedals.

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by David » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 am

MB II0247 d.o.d. 1/8/42 has a squared clutch pedal (with '639257' cast on the back) and a rounded brake pedal.

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by GSS » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:04 pm

My 1/19/42, 113037 has the same square and round combination of original pedals.
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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Hal Joyce » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50 pm

My serial no. 110169 has the square and round combination!

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by David » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:08 am

Hal Joyce wrote:My serial no. 110169 has the square and round combination!
Our slats are only 78 units apart! What's your d.o.d.? :mrgreen:

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Hal Joyce » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:58 pm

The data plates were missing, 1-8-42 has to be real close if not it's actual delivery date
frame number is 13868.

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by David » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:25 am

Hal Joyce wrote:The data plates were missing, 1-8-42 has to be real close if not it's actual delivery date
frame number is 13868.
You can safely assume it will be 7 or 8 January 1942, yes.

I think you mean body number? Our body number is 13772 on frame number 110247.

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Hal Joyce » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:30 pm

Yes! I meant body number, your body is numbered earlier than mine, but as the frames still vey close!
I saved my dash and windshield tool box lids, and hood, but had to replace the tub with repo, the jeep sat in a West Texas oilfield trucking yard unstarted for several years until I realized its significance as an early slat grill, paid 450.00 u.s. Dollars and put new points, plugs, fuel pump, and gas tank and it's cj engine started first attempt. That oilfield trucking yard used oilfield salt water to water the truck yard to keep the dust and dirt settled, on the ground. After several years setting idle in that yard the tube collected blowing salt filled dust, then rains would just activate corrosion to eat the floors and several inches of the side panels, it was above my welding and body work skills to attempt to save it. Hated to make that decision.

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by Hal Joyce » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:53 pm

Also David, were your painted hood numbers original and still with your slat grill? I had to estimate mine, and am using W-2041744, if yours are original, I wondered how far I am off? Thanks, Hal

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Re: Slat MB Pedals

Post by David » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:37 am

The body, frame, axles, wings, hood and windshield on our jeep have been together since the factory. About 90% of the body is original, with some floor parts and a few other patches replaced. I didn't find a trace of the number on the hood, so our hood number is guesstimated.

However, MB 110267 (20 units after ours), d.o.d. 1/8/42, had hood number 2042318. This information comes from a WW2 document, as far as I know this jeep doesn't exist anymore.

http://g503.com/oldsite/serial-numbers/ ... rd_id=2256

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