Willys Jeep MB & Ford GPW Parts 1941-45


MB & GPW Body Parts
MB & GPW Body Parts
MB & GPW Brake Parts
MB & GPW Brake Parts
MB & GPW Chassis Parts
MB & GPW Chassis Parts
MB & GPW Clutch Parts
MB & GPW Clutch Parts
MB & GPW Cooling Parts
MB & GPW Cooling Parts
MB & GPW Electrical Parts
MB & GPW Electrical Parts
MB & GPW Engine Parts
MB & GPW Engine Parts
MB & GPW Exhaust Parts
MB & GPW Exhaust Parts
MB & GPW Front Axle Parts
MB & GPW Front Axle Parts
MB & GPW Fuel System Parts
MB & GPW Fuel System Parts
MB & GPW Propeller & Driveshaft Parts
MB & GPW Propeller & Driveshaft Parts
MB & GPW Rear Axle Parts
MB & GPW Rear Axle Parts
MB & GPW Steering Parts
MB & GPW Steering Parts
MB & GPW Suspension Parts
MB & GPW Suspension Parts
MB & GPW Transfer Case Parts
MB & GPW Transfer Case Parts
MB & GPW Transmission Parts
MB & GPW Transmission Parts
MB & GPW Weatherstrip Parts
MB & GPW Weatherstrip Parts
MB & GPW Wheel Parts
MB & GPW Wheel Parts
MB & GPW Windshield Parts
MB & GPW Windshield Parts
Outdoor Lifestyle and Camping
Outdoor Lifestyle and Camping






Willys MB & Ford GPW 1941-45 - L-Head Engine with Timing Chain - 2 PC. Windshield - Small Sealed Beams - No Tailgate - Serial No. Located on Dashboard

"Go Devil" L-Head 134 4 Cylinder | Bore x Stroke - 3.125" x 4.375" | Displacement - 134.2 ci(2.2L) | Compression Ratio - 6.48:1 | Horsepower (gross) - 60@4000rpm | Torque (gross) - 105@2000rpm

By July 1941, the War Department desired to standardize and decided to select a single manufacturer to supply them with the next order for another 16,000 vehicles. Willys won the contract mostly due to its more powerful engine (the "Go Devil") which soldiers raved about, and its lower cost and silhouette. Whatever better design features the Bantam and Ford entries had were then incorporated into the Willys car, moving it from an "A" designation to "B", thus the "MB" nomenclature. For example, if the gasoline tank was directly beneath the driver's seat, combining the two main target areas into one, it would lessen the chance of a catastrophic hit.

By October 1941, it became apparent Willys-Overland could not keep up with production demand and Ford was contracted to produce them as well. The Ford car was then designated GPW, with the "W" referring to the "Willys" licensed design. During World War II, Willys produced 363,000 Jeeps and Ford some 280,000. Approximately 51,000 were exported to Russia under the Lend-Lease program.

Willys made its first 25,000 MB Jeeps with a welded flat iron "slat" radiator grille. It was Ford who first designed and implemented the now familiar and distinctive stamped, slotted steel grille into its cars, which was lighter, used fewer resources, and was less costly to produce. Along with many other design features innovated by Ford, this was adopted by Willys and implemented into the standard WW II Jeep by April 1942.