Willys MB 429057

Restored by FSGT Keith L. Woodward, William M. Jones, Jason A. Bryant. Sherrel Blain Jones, and myself Jeremy T. Jones. Jeep arrived at our house one very cold and rainy march morning, with a shipment of lawn mowers. Believe it or not it still ran although words can not describe what it looked like, right down the extensive rot and the bullet hole through the windshield. This jeep was named Frankenstein for all the mismatched screwed up parts found on it. After about $8,000 in replacements and 6 months of fever pitched rebuilding she is now finally fit for parade. No detail was overlooked, we even replaced the wood in the C channels under the body with correctly planed down 1944 dated tent pegs. The only modern thing on this jeep is the coat of acid-etched primer she wears under her O.D. green to keep the rust devils away. Runs like a champ,as her engine was rebuilt by a race car company! Signs of a major accident where everywhere, replaced trani, broken frame, crumpled body......she had a hard life, but held on until help found her! Thanks in large part due to Travis Fortune (The Muffler Shop), John Brountas (Wicked Paint), Chuck Botwright (Abacus Racing), The NAS Oceana Auto Hobby Shop and of course Peter Debella

Name William Jones
City, State/Region, Country Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Body Type Unknown
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number 20552279
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Data Plate Origin Reproduction
Data Plate Material Aluminum
Date of Delivery 1945-09-00
Date of Acquisition 2003-03-10
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Date Info Created 2006-04-14 08:13:35
Date Info Last Updated 2006-05-24 16:49:10
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Willys MB 429057
All original, complete restoration. Sand blasted. every bolt removed checked, cleaned recut or replaced. Engine completely rebuilt with NOS parts. Body looks a little rough but its all original, baby! Has .50cal M-2 and BC-654-A Radio Set.
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