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clifford harris's 1943 willys mb woodie.

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this is my woodie that i have recently finished.ew this woodie belonged to the earl of shrewsbury, he used it as a shooting brake, as i can see when i got it, it was in a very poor state. here is the full restoration start to finish:

 

 

when i first got it.

 

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thankyou

 

 

clifford harris

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on the rebuild!!

 

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back too now!!

 

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thankyou

 

clifford

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Very nice job Clifford, a lot of work involved in that body. One question though, I notice there was no transmission brake fitted on the "before" shot, how was that provided for? Unless it different rear brake set up perhaps..:confused:

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I wonder if this was originally bodied by Metamets??.My father had one of these after having numerous MB/GPW,s. He had his one in 1954.

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Turned out nice Cliff, took your time though!! hahaha :-)

 

What's next?

 

PS, you can change your signature, you'll never see 49 again!

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Great work.

I like the fact you resatored it to its post war condition with the closed body.

Guess a lot of people would reverted it back to WW2 guise.

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similar............

Not quite, Cliff's woody is an English coachbuilt body built on a lengthened mb chassis, your pic is of a post war Willys Overland steel body station wagon, the worlds first mass produced 4wd station wagon/estate car, built some twenty odd years before the Range rover

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hello,

 

this has jeep trailor rear brake back plates on the rear brakes!!

 

clifford

 

Now that's clever, like Richard I noticed the lack of a brake band but assumed it had rotted off or just plain been removed.

 

There used to be a grey woodie very similar to yours running around the Newbury area in the 60's and early 70's it always used to turn up on market day as I remember.

 

Very nice job Cliff particularly impressed with the work that has gone into re-creating the body and roof wood work...... I take it it's all Ash ?

 

Pete

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