Any recommendations on where to look for parts?? Looks like a perfect candidate to preserve and save. Even if everything looks good, I am sure it will leak since it has been sitting so long. This little jeep is about 2/3rds the size of a regular jeep, and being made of aluminum, it weighs about 1000 pounds. Thanks for the input. Thread starter flattop68; Start date Aug 25 , 2012; Steel Soldiers is supported by: Aug 25, 2012 #1 flattop68 New member. With an aluminum body, and an aluminum air-cooled 108 cubic inch V-4 engine, the Mighty-Mite weighed just less than one ton. Was: Previous Price C $169.99. I have talked with several people. Will be looking for parts real soon... drivers side y pipe, tailgate, seats, tires, etc. They may have dry rotted or just fallen apart due to age. Any recommendations on where to look for parts?? Just from reading the Mighty Mite posts on here, I have learned a little bit and know that they are not too many around. Off Road Floater 800-865-9732 or Ron Alred 423-580-0472 have everything you need. You might have to drop the oil pan. this would be number 7. Due to a rusted out exhaust y pipe, truck has been sitting for 6 years now. M422 Mighty Mite, 65-inch wheelbase with the early thin windshield M422A1 Mighty Mite, 71-inch wheelbase To keep the weight down, the M422 became the first U.S. jeep … Only about 1000 of the M422 were built in 1961, and about 1200 M422a1 (about 12 inches longer) were built in 1962. Ron Alred is the executor of Sam Werner's estate. Thanks! If it doesn't look good, I will pull the engine. I'd take it off your hands if you decide it's a poor investment. This faded hood graphic indicates the compact Jeep was used for a “Geological Survey,” an expedition that would likely have appreciated the Mighty Mite’s robust off-road abilities and compact size for maneuvering through tight spaces. Sure it will be a fun project. I will see if I can get my hands on it this weekend. 1988 JEEP COMANCHE PIONEER RUNS EXCELLENT "NO RESERVE" 1960 Jeep Mighty Mite. If you decide you do not want it, I'll offer 1.5K and pick it up from your place. Thanks. Since the Mite has not been running and sat outside for such a long time, the chrome plating may have peeled off. You'll never loose on that project. I will update once I get it home. 11 0 0. The Mighty Mite was manufactured for the Marine Corps for use in the jungles of Vietnam. Ron might know how to check the plating without a bore scope. 1982 Jeep CJ 5 4x4 Fully Restored One Owner "$5,000 Below Restoration Cost" 1979 Jeep … Please talk to Mr. Alred before you fire up the Mite. Do not think that I will do a full restoration. Odometer reads 2,599 and the current owner has had it since the early 70's. It was built with an air cooled engine and has a four speed transmission. Ran across this M422A1 that was offered to me for $1000. So far, I have found no evidence of moisture in the engine. possibly one of the first 10. Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website like our supporting vendors. You must log in or register to reply here. I never tore my engine down, but a friend of mine had to rebuild his. Thanks again. Another that you will definitely see is this 1961 Jeep M422 Mighty Mite. Their ads help keep Steel Soldiers going. Aired the tires up, scrubbed off the crud, and rolled it in the garage. 1961 M422A1 Military vehicle, aluminum body, 1963 CJ3 motor and transNO RESERVE. Oil is clear, no condensation on any internal part that can be accessed (dipstick, etc.) Also, there are about 100 seals and gaskets in the engine. He told me it reminded him of a VW air cooled. Just looking for info from those who know... Is it worth investing the money and time?? Due to the response, I feel good about my new project. I have a friend with a bore scope. Flattop - You are very blessed to have a nice Mite like that fall into your lap!! C $33.93; or Best Offer +C $13.58 shipping; From United States; Mighty Mite StageII Gas Chip for 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade Sport Utility 3.7L. I did check, and the engine does turn freely. Either way, I will call Mr. Alred first. M422 Mighty Mite Jeep Restoration Project. I was told by another source that the M422A1 serial numbers started at 1350. so if this is true. Buy It Now; Free Shipping; Mighty Mite StageII Gas Chip for 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport 4.7L . serial number 1356. is the earliest known A1 model in existence. You should have bought it by now, and if not PM me the address and it'll be gone! If you can, try to get your hands on a bore scope. 1953 The Mighty Mite Jeep Marine Corps going up hill Press Photo. 1963 American Motors M422A1 Mighty-Mite The Elkhart Collection 55 hp, 1.8-liter V-4 engine Four-speed manual transmission Equipped with four-wheel-drive transfer case A military jeep … JavaScript is disabled. Picked it up today. 3 " Body Lift Great mudding vehicle. I mean, have a gander, it's right there. C $76.99. I would drop a grand on that in 1 second. Weight: 1,700 pounds Size (LxWxH): 107” x 61” x 60” Max Speed: 62 mph Range: 225 miles Condition code Value (dollars — updated June 2020) 6 3,000 5 4,000 4 7,500 3 11,000 2 17,000 Interestingly, this Mighty Mite may not have seen combat duty but instead been used for far more mundane tasks in the U.S. Mainly just get it drivable. ODFever, Thanks for the heads up. He's a good guy to deal with. Great find. C $76.99. 1961 M422A1 Mighty Mite. Thanks for any info. Looking for Mighty Mite info/value. serial number 1356. The cylinder walls are chrome plated over air cooled aluminum jugs.


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