Willys Truck & Wagon 1946-1964
Willys Jeep Truck | Willys Kaiser-Jeep | Production Years - 1947 thru 1964 | Successor - Jeep Gladiator | Class - Full-Size Pickup | Body style(s) - 2 door pickup truck, 2 door cab-chassis, 2 door stake bed | Wheelbase - 118 in (2997 mm) | Length - 183.75 in (4667 mm) | Width - 73 in (1854 mm) | Height - 74.4 in (1890 mm) |Curb weight - 3100 lb (1406 kg) to 3300 lb (1497 kg)
The Willys Jeep 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 six-cylinder 6-226 model was introduced in 1954, and sales of 475 models dropped considerably. The 226 was dropped in 1962 in favor of the new 6-230 Tornado OHC engine.
Willys Jeep Station Wagon | Willys Kaiser-Jeep | Production - 1946 thru 1964 | Successor - Jeep Wagoneer | Class - Full-size SUV | Body style(s) - 2 door wagon, 2 door panel | Wheelbase - 104.5 in (2654 mm) | Length - 176.25 in (4477 mm) | Width - 71.75 in (1822 mm) | Height - 74 in (1880 mm) | Curb weight - 3206 lb (1454 kg)
The Willys Jeep Station Wagon was introduced in 1946 as just the 463 model, powered by the L-134 Go-Devil flathead four cylinder. The 663 model, powered by the L-148 Lightning straight six, was brought in for 1948. Four-wheel drive became an option in 1949. 1950 saw a number of changes. The flat grille was replaced by a pointed v-shape design with five horizontal bars across the vertical ones. New engines were available, too. The 473 model got the new F-134 Hurricane, and the 673 model got a new 161 in3 (2.6
L) version of the Lightning six. Another big change this year was the addition of a sedan delivery model to the lineup.
A number of new models were added in 1955. The 6-226 model lineup gained stripped chassis, flat face cowl, cowl/windshield, and ambulance models. The 475 line received only the cowl/windshield. In 1958 a new Maverick model was introduced, a comparatively more luxurious version of the two-wheel drive wagon. It could be had with either the four or the six-cylinder engine. The 6-230 Tornado
OHC engine was introduced in midyear 1962, replacing the flathead.
Engines: 1947 - 1950, 1956 - 134 CID (2.2 L) L4-134 Go-Devil I4 1950-1965 - 134 CID (2.2 L) F4-134 Hurricane I4 1954-1962 - 226 CID (3.7 L) 6-226 Super Hurricane I6 1962-1965 - 230 CID (3.8 L) 6-230 Tornado I6 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 Timken 51540 was an early rear axle option, otherwise the Dana 53 was standard. The front axle was a Dana 25.