|Type: Trailer 2 Wheel 1/4 Ton
Government Number: G-605
Manufacturer: Willys Overland
Date of Delivery: November 1942
Serial Number: 12494
U.S.A. Registration Number: 0214125*
Parts Manual: TM 10-1230
Maintenance Manual: TM 10-1230
|Original Willys Data Plate, above left photo.
This is the original data plate that was found on this MB-T. The two holes in the center of the plate are from a bracket that was
added after the war. It should be noted that the two "4's" in the serial number "12494" are different fonts from different
stamping sets. The first "4" has an open top, the second "4" has a closed top.
Replica Willys Data Plate, above right photo.
This is a replica plate from "Dataplates4u" in Holland: http://www.dataplates4u.com
Weight: Net 550 lbs., Payload 500 lbs., Gross 1050 lbs.
Loading Height: 22 inches
Ground Clearance: 12 1/2 inches
Tires: 6.00x16 with two piece combat rims
Tail Lights and Reflectors made by: Corcoran-Brown
|Left side of the MB-T with tub removed, above photo.
The one piece steel tub is held to the frame with welds to maintain watertight integrity. The MB-T was fully amphibious and
could be towed in the water behind an amphibious vehicle.
The only holes in the tub were for the reflectors. The reflectors were held in place with screws and special lead washers that
would crush when tightened to create a water tight seal.
|Right side of the MB-T with tub removed, above photo.
|Front and rear of the MB-T with tub removed, above photos.
This MB-T was found on Oahu, Hawaii in 1995 and still bears the civilian registration sticker on the rear frame, right photo.
|Axle support area, above photos.
The two photos above show how the one piece steel tub was welded to the side support rails, cross support rails and shock
|Parking brake, left photo.
Lunette ring with post-war wiring harness, right photo.
|New Old Stock Inter-Vehicle cable, above left photo.
The bakelite connector is made by the Warner Electric Brake MFG Co.
Reproduction Trailer Wiring Clips and Grommets, above right photo.
|Tail Light Assembly, Drivers Side, above left and right photo.
The tail light assembly used on all MB-T production was made by Corcoran-Brown. The door or face on this unrestored
example is marked C-B. The studs on the rear are the long style used on the Willys MB 1/4 Truck and MB-T Trailer.
Note the two holes in the bottom of the door and housing for water drainage.
|Tail Light Assembly, Passenger Side, above left and right photo.
The tail light assembly used on all MB-T production was made by Corcoran-Brown. The door or face on this restored example
is marked C-B. The studs on the rear are the long style used on the Willys MB 1/4 Truck and MB-T Trailer.
Note the single hole in the bottom of the housing for water drainage.
|MB-T 12494 Tub Section, above photo.
The tub on this MB-T was not salvaged due to heavy oxidation to the bottom and sides. This was hidden under layers of paint
and body filler. The front drivers side was removed and restored. The original Willys data plate was reapplied using the
original factory rivets. This section has been prematurely aged to look as it would have looked in the final days of World War
Two. The additional six holes were added after the war.
|*Note: U.S.A. Registration Number 0214125 is an estimate.