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Thread: Willys MB - "motor pool" project

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    Re: Willys MB - "motor pool" project

    Yesterday was "The Worlds Shortest Memorial Day Parade" here in town.

    The last couple of weekends I was able to get a musette bag, a bumper rope and weld up some cracks in the rear frame area that took out a lot of creaks and squeaks and made the Jeep a little more solid feeling again. We bagged up lots of candy and the kids and I tossed out little bags of candy to all the kids watching. Last few years my kids have ridden in the Fire Department vehicles so it was a change. Jeep ran great and we had a lot of fun.







    Now that the parade is over and the Jeep is running well and reliably, Im going to catch up on other work around the place before I get into fixing the drivetrain leaks and replace more wiring.

    Bumping around town in this old thing is such a hoot.
    '14 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Off Road Edition
    '43 Willys MB
    LOWTECH 3-10-2007

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    Re: Willys MB - "motor pool" project

    Lookin' good...

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    Re: Willys MB - "motor pool" project

    One day I would like to restore one of these.
    That thing is amazing.

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    Re: Willys MB - "motor pool" project

    Thanks guys !

    One of things that's so intriguing is how simple of a machine it is, yet very well thought out considering how quickly the prototype for it was developed and then rushed into production. Its a bit like a tractor in a lot of ways too. Parts are still easily available and arent all that expensive if you have to find them. The other side of that simplicity is that there are limitations like you really shouldnt go over 45mph and driving it in regular traffic might be a safety risk. For me, that wont be even a remote problem. The first time my kids got in it they were looking for the seat belts and they were a bit stunned when I told them there arent any, and never were any. Did not compute. haha.

    Been a lot more fun than ever would have thought. Im really glad I took the chance on this deal.
    '14 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Off Road Edition
    '43 Willys MB
    LOWTECH 3-10-2007

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