Miss Behavin on a T-shirtMiss Behavin’ on a T-shirt

Army Jill as WW2 aircraft nose art “Miss Bea Havin”.  The T-shirt displayed is in “military green” but several other colors are available. You can get sizes small to x-large for only $19.99 plus shipping.  Larger sizes available for a small additional cost. If you’re interested you can call TOLL-FREE (US) at (877)809-1659.  Give the operator product number: 97361122 and the size you want!  For more details about this product, see –http://www.cafepress.com/42fordgpw.97361122

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Do you have WW2 jeep transmission problems? Then maybe you need to get a book about it!

Slips out of gear. This condition may be caused by weak or broken shift-rod poppet springs, a bent shifting fork, or excessive wear of the gears. The transmission must be replaced or repaired.

If you have a WW2 jeep with a T-84J transmission then you might want to purchase my book, Trouble Shooting And Rebuilding The T-84J.  Army Jill never leaves home without it, neither should you!

A girl and a WW2 Ford GPW (jeep)

A girl and a WW2 Ford GPW (jeep)

If you are looking for the “correct” color of lustreless (also spelled lusterless), olive drab paint then you need not look any further than TM9 Ordnance Products, LLC.  The owner has done considerable research into the color.  He has observed that there were several variations of lustreless, olive drab.  It’s not that he is saying there were multiple versions of lustreless, olive drab but rather the resultant finish has been observed with differences.  On his site he has a picture of two Dodge ambulances photographed during WW2.  They are obviously two different hues of OD.

Why are there different hues of Lustreless, Olive Drab when there was only ONE paint? Variation of hue has often been a cantankerous problem but it is fully explained away but WW2 manuals!

An explanation for the color variance in parts or vehicles was found in FM 5-20H, July 1944, entitled,”Camouflage Materials and Manufacturing Techniques”. Originals were printed with color charts and photos. The example found was sadly a black and white copy.

From the above referenced manual, Section 1. Paragraph 5, PAINTS. (e). …”In spite of color standardization, there is considerable variation in hue between lots and between the products of different manufacturers.” So there you go. A sane and written (in the period under discussion) explanation of why we find different “hues” of lustreless olive drab.

The paint is very high quality and expensive when compared to lesser products.  Roughly $85/gal vs. $30/gal…and you will need to add in the cost of the catalyst.  That’s right this paint requires a catalyst to set up.  TM9 also offers a conventional paint that is more appropriate to the do it yourselfer and frankly is a more period correct technology.

Now you have another choice from TM9!  They now offer lustreless olive drab in a formula similar to what was used in WW2.  In other words a non-catalyst paint.  This is the THE paint we have all been waiting for. Get some today!

Army Jill's dog Pete.

Army Jill’s dog Pete.

Army Jill likes to read and today she is asking you to take a look at Eyewitness to World War II: Unforgettable Stories and Photographs From History’s Greatest Conflict.

What makes the book, Eyewitness to World War II: Unforgettable Stories and Photographs From History’s Greatest Conflict interesting?  Is that it isn’t just about the politicians and generals of the war.  The WW2 story is told also through the voices of the common soldier and those on the home front. The book is published by National Geographic and has 352 pages.  It’s available from Amazon.com.

Maybe you need information about the winterization of Willys MBs and Ford GPWs?

Can’t afford to get the NOS Winterization Kit or just can’t find one at WallyWorld? Well, get the next best thing that will have you drooling and begging for winter!

Winter and the Willys MB/Ford GPW has received favorable reviews from BOTH Military Vehicles Magazine and the MVPA Army Motors. Reflect on how to “winterize” your jeep. Learn how to install the Crew Compartment Heater and your feet are guaranteed never to freeze…boil, er, broil maybe but never freeze. Much more is covered!

Winter and the Willys MB/Ford GPW
by Robert Notman
Genre: U.S. Government

$24.49 PLUS SHIPPING.  Price subject to change.
Paperback: 83 pages


Synopsis: A book that includes the gear issued by the US Army to winterize the WW2 jeep

About This Book:

The 83 page book contains the instruction manual for installing the Winterization Kits that were issued during WW2. Frankly, when I started 20 years ago in this hobby I didn’t even know WW2 jeeps could have had a heater. There is information here about the slave kit…this allowed one jeep to be used as a starter vehicle for other vehicles that were too frozen to start on their own.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 83 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: Robert Notman (May 2004)
· Product Number: 11363108 (Click to order online!)

You can purchase this book not only from www.cafepress.com/42FordGPW

( Call TOLL FREE in the US: 877.809.1659 and ask for Product Number 11363108)

You will find this book interesting, if you are interested in the winter gear for the jeep. If you liked Becker’s book you are really going to like this book, the pictures from the installation manual are very clear. You can actually see the water line hookups and other features clearly. Get your copy today!

The Army is putting the new Bantam 4x4 pilot through testing.

The Army is putting the new Bantam 4×4 pilot through testing.

In many books and websites you see poor Lt. E.P. Hogan misquoted about where the name “jeep” came from. But he has some other interesting words as well.

An outstanding feature of the “bantam” is the success with which four wheel drive has been adapted to it. Its front axle can be used whether as a driving axle or an idling axle and, while the four-wheel drive feature in smaller vehicles is an adaptation of the Army’s usual design, in the “puddle-jumper” the resulting performance has been far greater even than anticipated. “Bugs” are built for maximum cross-country mobility – an indispensable requirement in modern warfare – which is greatly increased by having power in all four wheels.

Now Hogan was a QMC man but reading this it seems to say that the jeep wasn’t a “new” idea so much as its performance was outstanding.

Don't forget to keep track of time!

Don’t forget to read up on the Bantam and the other early jeeps!

Check out BANTAM, FORD AND WILLYS-1/4-TON RECONNAISSANCE CARS for more information about Bantam and the other pre-standardized jeeps.

How about a good book with lots of pictures covering the pre-standardized jeeps?

The 1/4-ton, 4×4, truck of World War Two started out in the hands of the Infantry and a little company called American Bantam Car Company. Bantam worked with the Army’s Quartermaster Corps to produce the pilot model that was accepted and then fulfilled their initial contract for 70 trucks. During testing of the pilot both Ford and Willys-Overland were invited to check out this new vehicle. The vehicles were studied in great detail. Soon, at their own expense, Ford and Willys-Overland submitted pilots for testing too. This book covers the production prototypes–Bantam BRC-40, Ford GP and the Willys MA.

Print: $24.95 plus shipping.  Available through most booksellers.


The First Jeep

The First Jeep

How about a book about the first jeep?  That’s right the first jeep was made by an obscure company called the American Bantam Car Company.  Here is a book about the first jeep from a project management perspective! Project Management in History: The First Jeep (Project Management in History Series) (Volume 1) is availaable from Amazon.com as either a print book or as a Kindle version.


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