When ya needs a hub, you needs a hub, am I right?

Jill waiting for the parts to arrive…

Brent Mullins Jeep Parts had hubs when I needed them.

I’ve bought a couple from him just a few years ago and they are still listed on his website the last time I looked. You will also want to consider purchasing bearings and cups as well as new LH or RH thread bolts for the wheel hub.

WO A-1691 “Hub, less bearings, front and rear” $48.50

These other parts may have gone up since I checked.
WO 52943 “Cup, wheel bearing” $10.00
WO 52942 “Cone, wheel bearing” $17.50
WO A-473 “Bolt, wheel hub, LH thread” $2.50
WO A-474 “Bolt, wheel hub, RH thread” $2.50

Prices are subject to change, so check for current pricing.  You can easily find Brent by doing a Google search. Of course, it’s not just about the parts, you need to know how or have the instructions on how to do this sort of work.  You’re in luck as the manuals are still available for these old machines.  For the drivetrain, you will want to have TM 9-1803B Power Train, Body, and Frame for Willys Overland Model MB and Ford Model GPW 1/4 Ton 4×4 Technical Manual.


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You don’t like it when your clothes are not adjusted properly, and your jeep doesn’t like it when your clutch is not properly adjusted. Trust me on this one!

 Improper adjustment (no pedal free travel) will cause a slipping clutch and can be corrected by adjusting the pedal free travel. If this does not eliminate the slipping, the cause may be worn facings, grease on facings, clutch disk hub binding on clutch shaft, or insufficient spring tension. The clutch assembly must be replaced (par 224).

This is from a book I have edited called, “Automotive Trouble Shooting for WW2 Wheeled Vehicles, Volume 2.” It is available from Amazon.com.

This book is for ALL WW2 wheeled vehicles…not just jeeps!  Follow the guidance in this volume (and volume 1) and you will soon be a WW2 expert!
The 1/4-ton's older brother -- The Jeep, a 1/2-ton Dodge command car.

The 1/4-ton’s older brother — The Jeep, a 1/2-ton Dodge command car.

In the early part of the war, the 1/2-ton Dodge 4×4 was known as a jeep.

I received a query via e-mail saying how they liked my website (http://www.42fordgpw.com/) but had never heard of a “peep.” Back at the beginning of the jeep story, the 1/4-ton had an older bigger “brother”–the 1/2-ton Dodge Command Car. This was referred to by many as a jeep. When the little quarter-ton showed up it was called “son of jeep” and “peep” (among other things). Well, Katherine Hilyard is credited with spilling the “jeep” story to the world. For the world, the little vehicle was known as the “Jeep” (a registered trademark now belonging to Chrysler LLC).  However, in Armored circles, the quarter-ton continued to be referred to as “peep”.
A jeep I get...but a dental office? That's just sick.

Next time, let’s take a peep before we go.

If I ever buy another WW2 jeep then I can talk about “my peeps” and me.

I can’t get anyone to write my biography but there is an autobiography of the jeep.

Autobiography of a Jeep is a neat film available on DVD. It’s only about 10 minutes long. Basically, “The Jeep” tells you its story. There are scenes of all sorts of early jeeps racing about as the new guy (the Jeep) on the block sits out to prove itself to the other war machines. The video is available thru Amazon.com and is under $10. Price subject to change.  Of course, it is also on Youtube for free.
If you like WW2 jeeps you can’t go wrong with this film. While not an autobiography you also might be interested in a reprint of the manuscript written by  Rifkind that is a history of the early jeeps.  The book is available thru Amazon.com – Jeep – Its development and procurement under the Quartermaster Corps, 1940-1942.
I just hate it when my T-84 jeep transmission acts up.

I just hate it when my T-84 jeep transmission acts up.

Even if you know very little to nothing about mechanics you can rebuild the WW2 jeep transmission by following the steps in  Trouble Shooting And Rebuilding The T-84J.  Trust me if I can do it, you can do it!

Trouble Shooting And Rebuilding The T-84J  by Robert Notman.

Synopsis: Trouble Shooting and Rebuilding The T-84J Transmission is an aid designed to help the novice to decide whether or not to rebuild the T-84J themselves. It covers all sorts of “tricks” and “how-to’s” for tearing down, cleaning, inspecting and then assembling the rebuilt transmission. You will learn troubleshooting tips. Why is your transmission jumping out of gear? Is the T-84J really supposed to be noisy? And much, much more!


I just hate to lend things as I rarely get them back!

I just hate to lend things as I rarely get them back!

During the war, the US government lent equipment to the allies.  Included in these shipments were jeeps!  Lots and lots of jeeps.
Lots of jeeps went overseas to help the Allies win the war against the Axis nations.

Lots of jeeps went overseas to help the Allies win the war against the Axis nations.

From “Lend-Lease Shipments World War II” dated 31 December 1946; 182,597 jeeps shipped:
British Empire received 104,430
USSR 49,250
French Forces 9,736
China 6,944
Brazil 1,985
Other Latin American Countries 992
Canada 8,200
Netherlands 136
Other Countries 872
FEA (?) 52

FEA, could that be French East Asia?

How many of these jeeps are still in the country that lend-leased them?