Four wheel drive 4×4

The Willys Overland company was not the first American company to produce four wheel drive vehicles. Willys Jeeps were just a part of the 4×4 story, from the Great War to the present day Four Wheel Drive Auto, and the Thomas B. Jeffery Company produced four wheel drive lorries for the American Army during the Great War. Nash Motors (founded… Read More »

6 Wheel Jeep

6×6 MT-TUG Jeep The 6 Wheel Jeep known as the MT-TUG was built by Willys in 1941/2. Several versions were made, ambulances, cargo carriers, troop carriers. The 6 wheel Jeep was six wheel drive using three Spicer axles. It was powered by the same 2.2 Go Devil 4 cylinder side valve engine  as used in the standard Willys/Ford… Read More »

Willys Jeep – Winterizing

Willys Jeep – Winterizing, the best start is to check or replace the anti-freeze in the radiator. The anti-freeze and water mix should be 50/50. But make sure that the anti-freeze you are using is not pre-mixed. This should provided a -30 F degree of protection. Always check the radiator when the engine cold. Take the cap carefully.  Good quality anti-freeze should be good… Read More »

Military Vehicles Day

A great day out at the Brooklands Military Vehicles Day The paddock was filled with Jeeps, as the Brooklands museum were celebrating the 75th anniversary of this iconic military vehicle. Easily the worlds most recognised vehicle, it was nice to see so many gathered together in one place. With Willys MB’s, Ford GPW’s, Hotchkiss M201’s and… Read More »

Follow me Jeeps

Willys Jeeps were used on war time airfields to direct aircraft to their dispersal points on the airfield, they were know as “Follow Me Jeeps”. Used on airfields that had both fighters and bombers based on them. There was a need to get aircraft off the runway quickly and to a designated place for refuelling and loading… Read More »

Willys Jeeps at the Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is much more than just Classic car racing, it has something for everyone. With most of the people attending dressing in period cloths or wartime uniforms, it has a great atmosphere. There was no shortage of Willys Jeeps at the Goodwood Revival, taking you back to a time when Jeeps mixed with Spitfires and Hurricanes on… Read More »

Lightweight Jeeps The Nuffield

After the success of the Willys MB and the Ford GPW thoughts turned to having a smaller vehicle that could carry two men and a payload of around 500 lbs.  A number of companies came up with designs in 1943 for Lightweight Jeeps the Nuffield was built by the British company Nuffield Mechanisation Ltd, which was William… Read More »

Jeep Forward Control

The Jeep Forward Control was lunched by Willys in 1956, it featured a cab over design. The model was the FC 150 with the mechanics based on the CJ-5 Willys Jeep. The wheelbase was 81” and the pickup bed was 78” long. The power came from the 134 cu in (2.2 litres) Hurricane engine. In… Read More »

WW2 Radio Jeeps

Radios were fitted to many vehicles during WW2, the smallest being the Austin seven. This was a very lightweight vehicle, with good off road capabilities. The disadvantages of the little Austin was its small size, limited weight carrying capacity and the lack of four wheel drive. When the Willys Jeeps became widely available in 1942,… Read More »

Jeep Rocket Launcher

The Jeep was a very versatile vehicle and could be converted to many different configurations during its role in the war.   This particular conversion saw the Jeep turn into a rocket launcher The Jeep was fitted with the T36 Multiple Artillery Rocket Launcher, which consisted of two banks of six rocket tubes one on top of the other.… Read More »