Willys Jeep Truck

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Latest revision as of 01:28, 4 February 2009

Willys Jeep Truck
Automotive industryWillys
Kaiser-Jeep
Production1947–1965
SuccessorJeep Gladiator
Car classificationFull-size Pickup truck
Car body style2-door Pickup truck
2-door cab-chassis
2-door stake bed
Wheelbase118 in (2997 mm)
Length183.75 in (4667 mm)
Width73 in (1854 mm)
Height74.4 in (1890 mm)
Curb weight3,100 lb (1,406 kg) to 3,300 lb (1,497 kg)
RelatedWillys Jeep Wagon
Willys Jeepster
Automotive designBrooks Stevens
1957

The Willys Pickup was similar to the Willys Jeep Wagon and the VJ-2 and VJ-3 Willys Jeepster. It was introduced in 1947, with model designations of 2T and 4T. These trucks were equipped with the 134 cubic inch "Go-Devil" engine and the three-speed Borg-Warner T-90 transmission from the CJ-2A. The truck received a facelift in 1950 and became the 473, with the new "Hurricane" four-cylinder engine as an option. This model introduced the v-shaped front end with five horizontal bars, as well as an updated gauge cluster. The steps on the side of the pickup box were deleted. After 1950, the two-wheel drive model was discontinued. In 1953, the model designation became 475 and the grille bars were reduced to three. A 226 cubic inch six-cylinder 6-226 model was introduced in 1954, and sales of 475 models dropped considerably. The 6-226 was dropped in 1962 in favor of the 6-230 Tornado OHC engine.

Engines:

  • 1947-1950, 1956 - 134 Cubic inch (2.2 L) L4-134 Go-Devil Straight-4
  • 1950-1965 - 134 CID (2.2 L) F4-134 Hurricane Straight-4
  • 1954-1962 - 226 CID (3.7 L) Continental straight six engine Straight-6
  • 1962-1965 - 230 CID (3.8 L) 6-230 Tornado Straight-6

It was available with only one transmission, the Borg-Warner T-90 three-speed manual. A Spicer 18 transfer case was used on 4WD models. The heavy duty Timken 51540 was an early rear axle option, otherwise the Dana 53 was standard. The front axle was a Dana 25. A 5.38:1 differential ratio was standard, and a 4.88:1 was optional.

Over 200,000 of these trucks were manufactured.


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