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Hi all we are looking a buying a willy jeep and need some help

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Hi all we are look at buying a willy jeep she ment to be a 1943 the army reg is m264522 the sivy reg is hro443 serial number is 264522 if someone can please help me Darren

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264522 is a late 1943 Willys MB chassis number.

 

The M264522 number which you quote as its army number must have been applied by a previous owner because it's the same as the chassis number. British M-prefix census numbers were never the same as chassis numbers and on Jeeps they were almost always 7-digit numbers.

 

Is it ex-British army or has somebody just put a British M number on it?

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I'm thinking ex British Army.

 

Vehicle details

 

  • Vehicle make WILLYS
  • Date of first registration 16 April 1947
  • Year of manufacture 1942
  • Cylinder capacity (cc) 0cc
  • CO₂Emissions Not available
  • Fuel type PETROL
  • Vehicle status Not taxed
  • Vehicle colour GREEN
  • Vehicle type approval Not available
  • Wheelplan 2 AXLE RIGID BODY
  • Revenue weight

 

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Hi,

Have a chat with local jeep owners (MVT) go to a meeting they may know of the vehicle?

 

cheers

Ashley

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I'm actually going to have a look at that one tomorrow as its not far from me. Certainly looks like an ex british army jeep but it also looks like it needs some work. Apparently it has a ford chassis, Willys engine, also has butler side lights typical of an army jeep.

 

Would sit nicely along side my other british jeep, although need to sell my ex-Norwegian one first....tbh I'm more interested in having a look as it seems to have a few British mods still on it. Will have feedback tomorrow.

Edited by CharlieH

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I'm actually going to have a look at that one tomorrow as its not far from me. Certainly looks like an ex british army jeep but it also looks like it needs some work. Apparently it has a ford chassis, Willys engine, also has butler side lights typical of an army jeep.

 

Would sit nicely along side my other british jeep, although need to sell my ex-Norwegian one first....tbh I'm more interested in having a look as it seems to have a few British mods still on it. Will have feedback tomorrow.

 

Charlie- can you see if u can get any pictures please, if so can u post them on ww2 jeeps rebuilt by british army fb page

 

Thanks Gerry

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afternoon,

 

It's a nice Jeep, a little rough but a genuine example

 

It's a 1942 Ford chassis no. 13***, early Willys body with GPW locker lids and certainly 1 F marked seat. It's ex-British Army and looks like its never been restored. Like mine it has just been repainted, it has lots of original bright green underneath a few layers of OD. Has all 5 original combats, push pull light switch but things like brake servo, replacement Lucas horn, no fuel strainer, basically it's a rebuild jeep that's been keep running for 70 years. Couple of things to note the engine isn't correct and the front horns have been chopped but otherwise the chassis looked pretty good.

 

Just a shame it doesn't have any sort of rebuild plate so I doubt you'll ever be able to find it's correct reg or army prefix.

 

All in all I quite liked it, certainly a good project or just run it as it is.

Charlie

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