A TIME CAPSULE - AN ORIGINAL BOX OF TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT - WILLYS MB 1945

Luckily, I was able to acquire the only remaining, as supplied with a new WILLYS MB WWII jeep, original box of tools and equipment. It is still in the original cardboard box, and the tools still retain their original covering of cosmoline. The tools originally belonged to Mr. Kenneth R. Frederick. Mr. Frederick purchased a surplus Willys MB from the War Assets Administration on April 4, 1946.

The box with the tools were located in the backseat area. Mr. Frederick removed the jack, grease gun, tire gauge, and tire pump, put them with the jeep when he drove it. The jack, grease gun, and tire pump never made it back to the box. The tire gauge is now back with the kit. The box with the remaining contents were stored in the attic of his mother's house and forgotten. Mr. Frederick drove his MB from 1946 to 1950. In 1983, during the process of selling his mother's house, the box with the tools were discovered. Bob met Mr. Frederick in 1984 and became aware of the tool kit. After two years of negotiation, he was finally able to obtain the tools. They remained in his possession until I obtained them early in 1999.

A TOOL KIT FOR LATE 1945 WILLYS MB
Box,  Shipping
Bag,  Tool
Book,  TM 9-803
Book,  ORD 9 SNL G-503
Book,  ORD 7 SNL G-503
Order,  Lubrication
Wrench,  Adj, auto type, 11 inch
Pliers,  Combination, 6 in
Hammer,  1lb ball peen
Screwdriver,  Common, hvy duty
Wrench,  Set screw, bristol
Wrench,  Open end single head
Wrench,  Open end, 3/8 & 7/16
Wrench,  Open end, & 19/32
Wrench,  Open end, 9/16 & 11/16
Wrench,  Open end, 5/8 & 25/32
Wrench,  Open end, 3/4 & 7/8
Wrench,  Spark plug, with handle
Gauge,  Tire pressure
Wrench,  Lug nut
Wrench,  Plug, square, 3/8
Puller,  Wheel hub
Wrench,  Wheel hub
Adapter,  Grease Gun

A SPARE PARTS KIT FOR LATE 1945 WILLYS MB
List,  Spare Parts
Bag,  Spare parts container
Belt,  Fan
Cap,  Tire valve.
Core,  Tire valve
Lamp,  Incandescent
Lamp-Unit,  BO Stop
Lamp-Unit,  BO Tail
Lamp-Unit,  Service tail and stop
Pin,  Cotter
Plug,  Spark

The following two items are considered by WILLYS OVERLAND MOTORS INC.
to be Spare Parts and are so listed in their kit A-7680.

Tape,  Friction
Wire,  Iron, lb. spool

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS IN THE BOX
Straps
Sump,  Drain Covers


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