Cowgirl Barbeque Pin Up Girl Poster


Cowgirl Barbeque Pin Up Girl PosterBuy at Giclee Print

What GI wouldn’t hurry home to this little buckaroo after a long day or night of driving?


Patiently waiting…

A 1942 Ford GPW “jeep” waiting patiently for the driver to take them home and to some BBQ!

If you like pinups you might be interested in The Great American Pin-Up, available from Amazon.

Varga Girl

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A beautiful red head in a pinup pose.  Perhaps a WW2 pinup?  GIs loved pinups and sometimes would paint them on their jeeps and other vehicles.

WW2 Ford GPW with top…and Army Jill.

As you can see there isn’t much room for anything large but a skilled artist could easily paint a small picture on the windshield under the window.

There’s nothing better than a jeep.  A Ford GPW jeep is even better!


The jeep. Is there a finer machine created by man during the twentieth century? I know I can’t think of anything. This is a machine that so many people had a hand in designing and creating. Of course top honors should go to American Bantam Car Company where the first vehicle recognizable as a jeep was created. Honors go to Willys Overland for building the most powerful engine used in the wartime jeep. And, of course, Ford Motor Company for designing the grille that later with a small alteration would become famous and instantly recognizable as the jeep. Finally, those engineers, both military and civilian that had a direct hand in molding the specifications that led to the first successful 1/4-ton, Truck 4×4 — the jeep, a machine forged for war that has excelled in peace for more than 60 years!

My jeep and I both love fresh clean air. Make sure you do it right.

My jeep and I both love fresh clean air. Make sure you do it right.

The WW2 jeep used an oil bath air cleaner assembly.  It was purported to be a very efficient unit.

WW2 jeep air cleaner assembly-exploded view.

WW2 jeep air cleaner assembly-exploded view.

The air cleaner consists of parts F, G, H, K and J as pictured above.  The filter is pretty symbol to install and use.  Oil is poured up to a certain line marked on the air filter cup (H).

Did I tell you I love a good read? Well I do--try David Doyle's books---

Did I tell you I love a good read? Well I do–try David Doyle’s books—


WW2 Jeep In Action by David Doyle.

World War II Jeep (In Action, 2042) is well worth the small purchase price.  The book contains about 52 pages with more than 100 photographs.  Many of the photographs haven’t been published before or widely seen.  There are also a number of well drawn color profiles and detailed line drawings.

The jeep was originally designed as a command and reconnaissance car to replace the horse and the motorcycle. The jeep was widely used during WW2 from North Africa to Europe and in the Pacific. David Doyle does a good job of presenting each location or area of use with a number of pictures.  He has included pictures of the standard jeeps as well as those used as ambulances, radio vehicles, follow me jeeps on the flight line and armored cars in the field.

I just love a legend, do you have one of them? Bantam BRC, Ford GP or Willys MA/MB?

I just love a legend, do you have one of them? Bantam BRC, Ford GP or Willys MA/MB?

The Willys jeep went on to be the American Legend, still in production after 70 years!  Of course there have been changes and “improvements” overt the years but you can still tell it is a jeep!


The Jeep: History of a World War II Legend is available over at and other fine booksellers.

Of course it would be neglectful to not mention that other American Classic  that came first!  Bantam BRC, established 1940!  Still it is a neat sign for all Jeep lovers everywhere.  Wouldn’t this look great in your garage?

Cluster assembly tool

Tool used to assemble the cluster gear.


Those of you familiar with my earlier work will recognize the drawing above from, Military Maintenance for MB/GPW jeeps 1941-45.  It is not my intention to duplicate that work here but to bring into this discussion of transmissions those portions that may be appropriate.

While assembling the lower part of the T-84J is not impossible to do without this tool.  However, having and using the tool certainly makes it easier.

The tool is easy to make, any machinist should be able to whip one out for you in no time. Mac McCluskey is a skilled machinist who agreed to make a copy of the above tool for our testing.

Having the right tool is a good idea–isn’t it?

Dear Editor,

We use a tool that can be made very easily and saves much time and profanity when there are 1/4-ton jeep transmissions to work on.

To line up the thrust washers on the counter-shaft, which must be set in the case before the clutch shaft can be installed, use a tool of the dimensions shown in the Fig. above.

The tapered end of the tool will pick up and aline the washers. It’s .OO2” smaller in diameter than the counter-shaft and slides through the clusters easily.

The counter-shaft is used to push the tool through. Since both tool and shaft have flat ends, the washers arc picked up smoothly by the shaft and are not bent or chipped.

T/5 Robert E. Bayes

APO 298

Ed. Note-Good idea—in fact, it’s similar to what the manufacturers use. A little grease on the washers helps to hold them in place during assembly.

You might also be interested in our book, Trouble Shooting and Repairing the T-84 Transmission. I wrote this book to make it easy for the average shade tree mechanic to work on the WW2 jeep transmission.  Why it was almost fun!