Serial Numbers...Should body and engine match?

homewood4

Precision Fit
Joined
Oct 23, 2009
Messages
521
Location
Citrus Heights & Tahoe
First Name
Greg
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1954
#1
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 spread...is 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....
 

62 OlllO

Well Oiled
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Oct 19, 2009
Messages
1,821
Location
Georgia
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1962
#2
I wouldn't mind knowing where to find the locations of the serial numbers as well...they had to put more than one plate?
 
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