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post #1 of 20 Old 03-01-2009, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Please Help Me ID This Military Jeep(?)

Well, I was wondering if any of you can identify this vehicle. It has a 10-slot Jeep grill, but who knows if it was original to this vehicle I looks like a WW2 US staff car for VIPs but I'm having a hard time with it.




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post #2 of 20 Old 03-02-2009, 08:58 AM
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It looks like a 1941-45 MB that was modified to resemble a 1948-50 Jeepster. Perhaps by a very talented body man. The grille and brush guard however, looks home-made.

A look at the dashboard should confirm or rule out military use by looking for the dash plates with military contract numbers and other technical data. Looking at the rear of the Jeep would determine if it is a MB/CJ style vehicle or a Jeepster with the angled rear.

One of the 4x4 off-road magazines had a trail Jeep build that was a MB/CJ style body with factory hinged doors. As best as they could determine their project was some sort of Jeep prototype vehicle. - http://www.jpmagazine.com/projectbui..._3a/index.html - The final paragraph of the article says "People have gotten on my case for building up what looks to be a rare Jeep. The VIN tag comes back as a '53 CJ-3B blank chassis. The doors are definitely factory, and the body doesn't have the same lines in front of the front fenders as a regular Flattie. Some have speculated that it's some kind of DJ (Delivery Jeep) prototype"

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Thanks for your response. I think it looks British and at some point had a Jeep grill tossed in for laughs.

And here's another shot of it - if it helps.


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never mind, I was wrong.


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That almost looks like the Japanese 4wd cars they used in WWII. This is the Japanese Type 95


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It's a Willys MB (or Ford GPW), World War II vintage. The cowl, windshield, hood, grill, and hubs are all Jeep. The body has had a lot of work done but the basic Jeep lines are all there. Doors and fenders have been added. The engine is the Willys L-head 4 cylinder. The tarp is covering the rear mounted spare tire which was offset to the passenger side. The bracket which is visible above the rear wheel is for the frame for the canvas top.

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sure looks like a willys of some sort to me. note the fullfloat rear hubs they look just like a model 25 that was used on the MB's of the time. werd thought i seen them all, nice.

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Okay, I spotted this picture on Google images while searching, "Patton Jeep"



Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Looks like it's an armored Jeep.

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Are you buying it? If it's for sale, buy it... it's VERY cool!
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ever find out what it was?
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If you haven't ID'd this - try these folks:

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General Patton appears to have had more than one modified Jeep:

Patton's Jeep 2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The George S. Patton Photo Page

Yours seems to have some similar features, so it is possible that it may have been built by the same people.
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ever find out what it was?
Not yet, but getting close.

Guns don't kill people... Bad trail spotters do.

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