OF THE JEEP
Bantam Car Company
won the opening round of the contest to satisfy the US army's 1940
specification for a light four wheel drive but Willys Overland won the
battle and, some would say, the war. To ensure supply in war-time the
Army decided on a second supplier - Ford. Between 1941 and 1945 Willys
and Ford built about 700,000 of the vehicle.
ways to tell a Ford GPW from a Willys MB:
Willys chassis front Cross-member is tubular, whereas the Ford
cross-member is an inverted U section. Other ways include looking at the
tops of all the nuts and bolts, Fords should all be script F marked,
though this is not reliable as some restorers replace all the nuts and
bolts with new ones. Most of the panels on a Ford Jeep will be stamped
with a script F somewhere or another. For example in the middle of the
seat frames (back panel), top of the mud guards, on the bonnet hinge, on
the rear foot rests, even on the reflectors for some models. I think
that the Ford Motor Co. made sure that their stamp was on every
sub-assembly of their vehicles.
Overland Jeep MB : Specifications
2+2 seats, what doors?
52" (steering wheel) - 72" (soft top),
petrol 4-cyls, 2 valves/cyl, side-valve
79.4mm, stroke: 111mm, c.r.: 6.48:1
3-speed, 2-speed transfer case, part-time 4WD
beam-leaf/beam-leaf, brakes: drum/drum
to the Bantam,
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