Willys Jeep Truck
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|Willys Jeep Truck|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Transmission||3-speed Borg-Warner T-90 manual|
|Wheelbase||118 in (2,997.2 mm)|
|Length||183.8 in (4,668.5 mm)|
|Width||73.0 in (1,854.2 mm)|
|Height||74.4 in (1,889.8 mm)|
|Curb weight||3,100–3,300 lb (1,406–1,497 kg)|
The Willys Jeep Truck is a truck made by Willys-Overland Motors from 1947 to 1965. The styling and engineering of the Jeep Truck was based on Willys' existing vehicles, the Willys Jeep Station Wagon and the Jeep CJ-2A.
The Jeep Truck was introduced in 1947 as a 1-ton four-wheel drive truck with a wheelbase of 118 inches (2,997 mm). It was available as a pickup truck, a platform stake truck, a chassis cab, or a bare chassis. A ¾-ton two-wheel drive version became available by 1949.
The truck was restyled in 1950 with the addition of a V-shaped grill with five horizontal bars. In 1951 the Hurricane IOE four cylinder engine replaced the earlier flathead engine, increasing power from 63 horsepower (47 kW) to 72 horsepower (54 kW).
Over 200,000 of these trucks were manufactured.
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|Designation||Years||Engine||Weight rating (ton)||Final drive ratio (standard)||Final drive ratio (optional)||Notes|
|Changes from 4T:
|Two-wheel drive half-ton version of the 473|
|Restyled 473; three horizontal bars on grill instead of five|
|6-226||1954-1962||Super Hurricane||1||4.88:1||5.38:1||Continental straight-six engine|
|6–230||1962–1965||Tornado||1||4.88:1||5.38:1||Replacement for 6-226; newer straight-six engine|
|Go–Devil||L4–134||side-valve inline-4||134 cu in (2.2 L)||1947-1950|
|Hurricane||F4–134||inlet-over-exhaust inline-4||134 cu in (2.2 L)||1950-1965|
|Super Hurricane||6–226||side-valve inline-6||226 cu in (3.7 L)||1954-1962|
|Tornado||6–230||overhead camshaft inline-6||230 cu in (3.8 L)||1962-1965|
The Jeep Truck was available with only one transmission, the Borg-Warner T-90 three-speed manual, with synchromeshed second and third gears. A Spicer/Dana 18 transfer case was used on four-wheel drive models. The heavy duty Timken 51540 was used in the early years of production, later being replaced by the Dana 53. The front axle was a Dana 25
- Brown, Arch (1994). "Chapter Four – Postwar Plans for Willys: 1945-52". Jeep: The Unstoppable Legend. Lincolnwoood, IL USA: Publications International. ISBN 0-7853-0870-9. LCCN 94-66811.
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