The short answer is yes! This question comes up fairly often so I’m repeating a previous post for the newer folks.  Also, the T-84 was used in the Studebaker Weasel.

The T-84 was not just used in the WW2 jeep.  The jeep used the T-84J.  Below are listed several (but not all) of the various vehicles that used a T-84.  I didn’t bother to list them but there was at least one car, a Studebaker, that used a T-84 after the war.

Information extracted from The Hollander.

T-84A-1, 1A and T84B-1A
Continental Late ‘32-33 Flyer
Graham 36 80 Crusader

T84-1
Continental ‘32 Beacon, Early Flyer

T-84C-1
Mack ‘37-40 2M4A
Reo Truck ‘36-39 4-75, 3/4 ton

T84D-16
Willys ‘38-39 Pass.
Willys ‘39 Overland

T-84E-16
Bantam ‘38-40

T-84F-1
Stude ‘39-40 Champion (over drive)

T-84G-16
Nash ‘41-42 40

AS1 T-84J
Am Bantam (Jeep) 40 BRC 1/4T 4×4

AS1 T-84J
Willys 41-45 Army 1/4T

AS2 T-84J
Ford Jeep ‘42-45 GPW 1/4 T 4×4

T84H-1
Bantam 41-42

The T-84 gets a rap for being a bad and weak transmission.  You have to wonder why it was used in some many cars (and trucks!) for so long a period of time, if better transmissions were available.

For more about the T-84 WW2 jeep transmission, check out my book  -  Trouble Shooting And Rebuilding The T-84J.  You really can rebuild a WW2 jeep transmission.

 

You can be a pinup photographer.  Photograph a model with your WW2 jeep!

You can be a pinup photographer. Photograph a model with your WW2 jeep!

Once you have completed work on your jeep, you need something else to do, am I right?

One of the things I did was hire a model or two to pose with my WW2 jeep.  It was a lot of fun but it was also hard.  I had to figure everything out for myself.  How I wanted the model to pose–what would be a good pose anyway?  Camera placement, etc.

Pinup isn’t easy.  But there is a course you can take that isn’t very expensive that can show you how to avoid all the mistakes I made!  The course is called Practical Pinup Online Workshop and comes on a DVD that is nearly an hour long.  You get the raw footage showing the photographer working with the model and a bunch more.

 

 

Army Jill takes aim.
Army Jill takes aim.

Pin-ups were very popular during WW2 (and continue to be today). Soldiers in the Army, Navy, and Marines would carry pin-ups with them and post them anywhere they could.

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Grandpa's War Pony

Grandpa’s War Pony

Grandpa’s War Pony is a book I wrote for my grandchildren to explain what a WW2 jeep was and how it was used.

Perhaps the greatest instrument of war to come out of the Second World War and forged into something still in use today is arguably—the 1/4-ton reconnaissance car or jeep. The jeep during WW2 was a new and speedy little vehicle designed to get in and go where motorcycles couldn’t go. It was the baby of a little company called American Bantam Car Company and the U. S. Army’s Infantry Branch.

The book is filled with colorized photos that have been stylized in a “cartoon” manner to help maintain children’s interest.

Army Jill, my mechanic always uses the SNL G-503 to confirm parts for the WW2 jeep.Standard Nomenclature List that is…

Army Jill, my mechanic always uses the SNL G-503 to confirm parts for the WW2 jeep. It is one of the most important books you can have when ordering parts for your old World War Two military jeep.

Well the Internet is a wonderful thing.  If you look hard enough sometimes you will find just what you are looking for.  Well, I wasn’t looking for it …but I found it anyway.  If you haven’t purchased a copy of the SNL G-503 parts list for the Willys MB and Ford GPW then you are in luck.  You can find a copy on the Internet Archive! Now it isn’t the complete book, the cover and a few minor pages appear to be missing but the book is still useable.

You can also find other WW2 jeep related books on the Internet Archive.  Just dig around a little bit and you will find them.  Sometimes it is handy to have an electronic copy around even when you have the real thing in hand.  Makes it easier to pose your question when you have a picture or a page of information to go with it!  Check out the Internet Archive, it is a great resource.

You may be interested in a NEW book I’ve written that is available from Amazon.com and other book sellers.  It is a children’s book discussing the WW2 jeep, it’s called Grandpa’s War Pony.

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After a long drive in the jeep, I like a good cup of joe, don't you?

After a long drive in the jeep, I like a good cup of joe, don’t you?

Bomber Bob flying aboard his B-17 during WW2

Bomber Bob flying aboard his B-17 during WW2. Makes a great coffee cup for you!

Bomber Bob flying aboard his B-17 during WW2

Bomber Bob Large Mug

Bomber Bob and his trusty B-17 of the U.S. Army Air Forces during WW2. Great for a cup of cofee or tea!

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Super-size your favorite beverage or just size-up to avoid spills with our hefty, 15 oz. ceramic Large Mug. Large easy-grip handle. When you need more, mug it up.

  • Measures 4.5″ tall, 3.25″ diameter
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Army Jill in the 1942 Ford GPW.

Now that winter type weather is over-at least here in Florida, there’s nothing like a drive through the country in the jeep.  Just fire up the old gal (the jeep that is) and go!!

Sunny weather is here in Florida.  Of course, it could just as well be pouring rain.  Either way makes for a wonderful drive in the WW2 Ford GPW.  Jill is all set for a drive to go on a picnic.

Your oil is important.  Army Jill  made sure the oil level was up to snuff and that the brakes would actually stop the four wheeled beast before taking off..  All was in readiness and we had an enjoyable drive.

If there was any trouble she would refer to the two troubleshooting books that she always carries with her in the jeep — Automotive Trouble Shooting for WW2 Wheeled Vehicles: Volume 1 and Automotive Trouble Shooting For WW2 Wheeled Vehicles: Volume 2.

The Willys pilot model, the Quad under company testing.

The Willys pilot model, the Quad under company testing.

The Willys Quad was the pilot vehicle submitted by Willys-Overland for the US Army to test.  The vehicle was not successful because it was too heavy.  Still the 60 bhp engine was promising so Willys went back to the drawing boards to lighten up their product.  They cut the ends of bolts off.  The final product was only ounces under the maximum weight limit.  This is contract to the Bantam vehicle which was a couple of hundred pounds under the maximum weight limit.
Army Jill wears a helmet.

The way these factory guys drive, you better wear a helmet if you come along!

Find out more about the early jeeps by checking out Jeep – Its development and procurement under the Quartermaster Corps, 1940-1942  or BANTAM, FORD AND WILLYS-1/4-TON RECONNAISSANCE CARS, available at Amazon.com or other booksellers.

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Picture credit: Toledo Lucas County Public Library collection.
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