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Know anything about a \'49 military jeep?

I just had to share this...
I have a good friend that is an owner/ operator, long haul truck driver.
Recently, one of the kids of one of the companies' owners graduated collage, and was given a job in logistics.
The guy he was supposed to work with had 40 years of experience, and 21 years working for that company.
The kid announced he already knew everything and proceeded to give the older guy a hard time. The older guy quit when the owners wouldn't set the SOB (Son Of Boss) in his place. Now the kid, with 3 weeks experience, is running dispatch for 1,600 trucks...
The kid just sent my friend from the north side of the San Francisco Bay to Bakersfield to deliver a 23 pound office chair. (UPS would have done it for $15.)

The company pays by the mile, ($0.99 a mile) so my friend isn't complaining about the driving, but he wonders how long the company will stay in business if the father is as bright as the kid...

The Bright side...
He's been laid over in Bakersfield for two days, and it looks like he's going to have to dead head to Denver to get a load. If he goes to Denver, he always loads from a water bed place, and they never use more than half the trailer.
He just bought a 1949 military jeep while laid over in Bakersfield, and if he gets the Denver run, he'll be able to bring it home this week.

Anyone know anything about a '49 military jeep? He says it's in excellent shape, and he's been test driving it for the past 2 days, but he wants it gone through.

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Re: Know anything about a \'49 military jeep?

One very important thing to know.... Jeeps are built, not bought. If he really cares for the jeep he will rip it apart and put it all back together better than it originaly was. It had a 134 L head 4 banger stock, but this could have been changed. Thats all I really can tell you besides that it has a D41 rear axle. The West Coast Willys assosiation should be able to help him with whatever he so may desire.

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Re: Know anything about a \'49 military jeep?

What I'm looking for? That's a good one....
Web sites, parts lists, production numbers, specs., parts sources, ect.

Thanks.

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Re: Know anything about a \'49 military jeep?

ahhhhhh yeah theres a lot of those. http://www.g503.com/ is a good start. Dedicated to military jeeps they even have parts listings, parts available, tools you name it. There are a ton of places that specialize in willy's/kaiser parts including military parts. Unfortunatley I have my list at home and Im at work.
http://www.willysmpls.com/ <--- never dealt with em, but Ive heard good things.
http://www.public.asu.edu/~grover/willys/ <---- big long list of parts suppliers for old jeeps including military
Ive dealt with a few places on that list and to be honest never had a problem getting an accurate answer or part so far.
BTW stock drivetrain should be the 60hp go devil, T90 tranny, spicer18 (3/4" intermediate shaft), D41 rear and D25 front.
Do you know if its an MB or a GPW?
I would bet that either way you'll find a mixture of "normal" parts (stamped spicer etc) and GPW parts. I have some origional GPW parts around if needed, although if you're not doing a restoration might be best to avoid those. Compared to later model jeeps they're awful weak. Anyway, thats all I can think of off the top of my head. Hope that helps.

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I have a 51 willy's mc/m38. I have been having a hard time finding stuff on the net for this thing, but here is what I have found:
http://www.jeepdr.com/diagnose/chart.html
http://www.apple.queensu.ca/cj3b/poster/cj2a.html
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jeep_man.htm
http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/cj-2ahtm
http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/cj-3a.htm
Hope this helps your friend

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