Adventures in a Willys Jeep:78 - The JeepsterMan

Adventures in a Willys Jeep:78

Okay Elliot, the tube won't hold on to that so mine is correct. Elliot's tube's a little short, I don't know I can't explain why that is but we've got extra so huh well yeah but hang on before we didn't I'm Adam Buck from Gettysburg Pennsylvania and I'm involved with the World War II American Experience Museum and today we brought down two Jeeps from our collection this one's a 1941 Bantam BRC 40. and it might look different because it is because Bantam developed the Jeep but they couldn't produce enough Jeeps for the war effort that the government decided to give the contract to Willy's and then bring Ford him to produce the gpw and the MB so there's only about 60 I was told good examples of BRC 40s in existence today this one's very original it was actually used by a service station from 1946 to 1972 just to run for parts it's been fully restored has its original Continental four-cylinder engine quite different than what we're used to seeing in the cj2as 3as MDS I think you might last another two more hours [Music] Bantam used whatever Parts they could get a lot of leftover parts from their car manufacturing they were a smaller company obviously from Butler Pennsylvania

you can see the civilian uh instruments they look nice aren't they

and this particular one was built in April of 1941.

completely different rear end really the only thing that would be recognizable from a standard MBR gpw is the pintle hook on the rear oh yeah this is John a Jeepster man today we're going to talk about a common question we get we're talking about a Jeepster Commando rear axle um you know the rear axle Jeepster Commando would have came in a Dana 30 a Dana 44 or a one-piece flange Dana 44. this one that we're looking at today is a Dana 30. a lot of people don't know how to tell the difference between a Dana 30 and data 44 but it's actually quite simple there's a Telltale sign if you're if your axle cover looks the same as the front axle cover on the front then it's a Dana 30 because the Dana 25 The Dana 27 and the Dana 30 all share the same axle cover so if the pattern and axle cover and everything looks the same as your front then you have a Dana 30 The Dana 30 is a weaker axle a Dana 44 axle cover looks totally different than this um so that's an easy way to tell another easy way you can tell between a one piece and a two piece if you have a two-piece axle you're gonna have a nut on the end of this thing okay I call that the Jesus nut because if it comes off you're going to be saying oh Jesus um but that's how you tell you got a two-piece axle so there's a two piece The Dana 30s they're all two piece axles The Dana 44 there's a two-piece Dana 44 and then there's a one piece of 40 seconds one piece would not have this nut on it it would just have a regular flange on the end so just wanted to talk about those axles today and um if you got more questions you can email Us sales at the Jeep if you go on our website that shows pictures of the different axle cover gaskets if you need help identifying your axle thanks

go ahead move it wait wait you just got a chance

seats are a little uncomfortable put a lot of leg room

for where's it going it's gonna go in a rack but right now we want to get this now push the Sedan Delivery back and then the woman who went back I missed it no we got to get all those parts forward this doesn't go back till we move all that stuff well that's a cool that's a cool thing isn't that a cool thing yeah you gotta push it back so that we can at least why did you spray over the rear lights

there you go they must have it low

let's try my throw my drink at it

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