Serial Numbers...Should body and engine match?


Precision Fit
Oct 23, 2009
Citrus Heights & Tahoe
First Name
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Firewall plate number ends in 10181, engine plate number is 10709... Would these not match if original engine? Willys Jeep (MB) website says difference in numbers (100+/-) is not unusual but this is pretty good there a resource for serial numbers / vehicle history?

There's enough gunk accumulated that it doesn't look like engine/tranny/chassis have ever been separated.....but a lot can happen in 55 years....
I wouldn't mind knowing where to find the locations of the serial numbers as well...they had to put more than one plate?