FYI, I may
be able to deliver this if you live between Chicago and DC. I'll be driving that way the last weekend in June and could deliver for a reasonable rate. (Rate of delivery determined by adding cost of trailer rental + cost of gas to your door) (Also, and I hate to have to add this, but the first "I'll take it" and
submission of payment or deposit will get the MB. I'll no longer hold the sale awaiting a decision.)
Well, it's time to thin the herd. I've had hopes of restoring this 45 MB for some time but I've decided my other projects will take precedence. This is, what I believe, a 45 MB. I say believe
bc I cannot get to the frame tag and there are no data plates. BUT the tub number is 221119 (AMC type 2) which should place this around April of 45 (according to Jim Kilbourne: "this tub is from April 1945...DOD may have been about 5 APR 45 to 10 APR 45...it could have been used on frames 432500 up to 434500...ish"). The engine (MB 436595) is from about July 44. I believe it's more likely that the engine has been swaped out rather than the tub, so I'm going with it being a 45. (And just to be clear, the MB for sale is the green one, and not the rust-colored one in the rear. That is not included in the sale). I will also include an extra L-134 engine block (non-MB/GPW), a pair of headlight buckets, a CJ starter, an unknown type generator, a GPW radiator, a restored oil filter housing, a 45 dated gas jerry can, and a correct late war pintle (Pics of those to follow). I can't promise any more, but I'll look around and see what else I can part with.
The MB comes with 3 Goodyear NDCCs. The driver's front is a Firestone NDCC and is flat; but it should
hold air long enough to roll onto a trailer. The rims are the familiar CJ/M38 slotted style. It comes with a T-90 transmission installed. The spare T-90 on the driver's side is NOT included, but I have included a proper T-84 (it'll need some work). The passenger seat pictured has been removed but is included in the sale. It is in good condition and still has the footman loops underneath. Everything you see in these pics is still on the Jeep. The tub is a little rough, but definately restorable. I haven't stripped all the goodies off, it's about in the same condition as when I bought it. Also, the jeep IS leaning towards the driver's side. The ground is on a slight incline, not the jeep.
The extra block in the back is an L134, post war, non CJ. It'll fit this jeep and is included if you'd like it.
The next two shots give a good idea as to how much metal plating has been welded over the frame tag. I think I can feel the rivets for the tag, but it'll take a little work for you to get to it.
The inner windshield is toast, but the outter isn't too bad.
Tub number 221119
Engine MB 436595 (I'll try to post more pics of the engine compartment soon)
Of the items pictured here the only items that I got with the MB were the two red seats. Everything else is from my spare parts pile. The green driver's seat will need a new pan, but otherwise it's in good shape (with some OD canvas still attached). I've also added an NOS fender blackout bulb. (Note: I may have to pull the reflector assemblies if they turn out to be correct for my Bantam T3-C trailer)
Box stampings for NOS blackout bulb.
The steering wheel included will need a small amount of work, but otherwise it's in decent condition.
The MB is located in Bannockburn, IL near Deerfield. I can hold it for a few weeks until pickup, but I'd prefer to have it gone sooner rather than later. I can post pics of specifics if you'd like, just ask. I have no title for this jeep, but I can provide a bill of sale. Cash is preferred, but I can also do Paypal or check (as long as the check clears before
I relinquish posession). I prefer to NOT part this out, but rather keep it as a whole. That's why I've added the extra parts from my collection. It's a pretty complete package, it just needs work, as do most jeeps for sale. I would also prefer to sell this within the US and not have to deal with an overseas sale...but money talks. Please feel free to contact me!
Thanks for looking!