Create an account Home  ·  ·  Forums  ·  ·  Articles  ·  ·  Downloads  ·  ·  Photo Gallery  
Login
Nickname

Password

Don't have an account yet? You can create one here.

Navigation
· Home
· Article Archive
· Article Submit
· Downloads
· FAQ
· Forums
· Members List
· Photo Gallery
· Private Messages
· Web Links
· Your Account

Search Articles



Forums

Speedometer m38a1
NOS early M38 Starter On Ebay
Where do these go...
MV Event Florida
brake shoes/drums m38
NOS M38 gas tank retaining strap with anti-squeak
Front marker lights M38
Top bow question
Front blackout light lens replacement
What spring substitutes are available for the M38A1?

Willys M Jeeps Forums


willysmjeeps.com :: View topic - 41 slat grill
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

41 slat grill

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    willysmjeeps.com Forum Index -> Announcements, News, Humor
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
homeskillet
Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2011
Posts: 5
Location: illinois

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: 41 slat grill Reply with quote

last month i missed a once in a life time deal. a fellow in southern ind. had 3 jeeps for sale -- all or none . a 41 slat grill,42 & 43 willys- all were complete mlitary, except the front bumper missing on the slat. no rust or dents, he'd sent me photos . i could'nt believe it. made a date to look at them, which would have been two days later, 4 hours after i talked to him he calls , tells me he sold them and thanks for my interest. he'd sold them all for $5000.00-- my great loss. the slat grill was serial #720, have any of you seen one with a number lower than that. i still can't think about it, it makes me sick.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wesk
Site Administrator
Site Administrator


Joined: Apr 04, 2005
Posts: 10004
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
i still can't think about it, it makes me sick.


Understandably so! It takes quite a while to shake that sick feeling after coming that close!

I see serials 10, 40, 81 and 300 on the G503 list at:
http://www.g503.com/serial-numbers/index.php?row=1&form_submit=Reload%20and%20Update%20The%20List&p1=modl.xname&p2=ser.xserialnumber&p3=ser.xhood&p4=ser.xlastname&o1=DESC&o2=ASC&o3=ASC&o4=ASC

Can you secure any data and photos from the seller or new owner?
_________________
Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
homeskillet
Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2011
Posts: 5
Location: illinois

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wesk, i still have photos the seller e-mailed me, i'll post them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BullRun
Member


Joined: Mar 10, 2009
Posts: 400

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't feel too bad, there is more where that came from... I know of 1 slat grill still doing time as a parking lot snowplow!, 2 M38's still owned by Uncle Sam, 3 Ford GP's, a DRMO facility with hundred's of M151A2's rusting away,the list goes on... I finally decided there are more jeeps out there than can ever be restored by the current number of restorers.

A few years ago an elderly local guy sold his Ford GP for $400 to settle a bet... then there is a guy I know who has a farm building filled with MB's and GPW's who is financing his retirement 1 vehicle at a time.

Happy hunting...they are out there!


Here is my biggest jeep regret... In about 1982 I was traveling through eastern Colorado in the prairie and came to a little town. While driving through we passed a strip mall and found a faded bright red Willy's MA that someone had driven there and parked with a For Sale sign. I think it was about $2000 which at the time seemed high. Not wanting to complicate our trip with an expensive jeep purchase we drove on and forgot about it.

To this day it the only unrestored Willy's MA that I have ever found.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RICKG
Member


Joined: Aug 31, 2010
Posts: 1132
Location: SO IDAHO

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about regrets..As a kid growing up on the farm
we had a pretty nice CJ2-A. Learned to drive on it, it
was the tooljeep, pulled the welding trailer and did just
about everything you didnt use the tractor for. My dad
gave it to me when i was in highschool and he was slowing
down farming. I promptly traded it for a rusted '55 Chev
with a 327 and 4spd. Embarassed The chev is long since
crushed and the CJ2-A lives on in my dreams..
_________________
keep 'em rollin'
RICKG MC 51986 DOD 01-52
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    willysmjeeps.com Forum Index -> Announcements, News, Humor All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001 phpBB Group
Forums ©

 



Copyright © 2005 by WillysMJeeps.com. Please contact admin@willysmjeeps.com with any questions.
This site is based off PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi., PHP-Nuke is free software and comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license
.