046: Mike Weiss’ Family MB
This is my family MB. My grandfather bought it at Camp Roberts after the war. I think the price was around $750. He and his jeep buddies started up a jeep club in the L.A. area called the Hadjis. They ran the old four cylinder engines until mid-sixties and then swapped in Buick V-6’s. Ours has a 198 CID from a Buick Skylark. Other mods that he did were: Hudson steering (steers easy) CJ-5 transmission, Mercury brakes, and it has a home made PTO winch on the front.
He started running this jeep through the Rubicon with the Jeepers Jamboree back in the 50’s and it has been through 22 times. My brother and I took it through with the Jeepers Jamboree this year and nearly got out cleanly, but blew the spider gears in back going up Cadillac Hill into Tahoe.
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