1943 Willys MB

This super cool 43 MB came to us from California. Doug purchased this Jeep and it was titled as a CJ3a (I think). Once we got it here I quickly realized that it was in fact an original military MB. The body was a replaced with a re-pop tub at some point in its life. Doug was thrilled to find this out (he loves military paraphernalia). He had us do a number of things to make it mostly “correct” without going to crazy. He did not want us to paint it, He did that himself once it got back to California. The project scope was to get her running, driving and stopping like it should. We also fully detailed the engine compartment, Painting the motor firewall and more. We re-loomed existing wires and did as much as we could without going over the top on budget. Its kinda a mix of military and civilian. We also installed new gauges, switches and more. One of the bigger tasks was to cut the side out of the jeep and replace the side panels with the correct style that has the shovel and axe cut outs. This kinda snowballed into removing part of the flat floor and putting in the correct style floor with the cut out and correct low sump style tank. You can see what we di by the NEW paint. We installed the shovel and axe, gas tank, sending unit, and added the missing tool box under the passenger seat. Going with the military theme, we cut and installed the correct black out lights but re-wired them to use standard 12v bulbs. We also rebuilt the brakes, resealed the axles and completely painted the under side in OD green. This was a fun build. and The owner finished up the OD green paint with, correct hood numbers and more. Doug now proudly Drives his Willys in parades and on the streats of LA much to the discomfort of the LAPD.