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Jeep - Willys MB, Ford GPW, Hotchkiss M201: repair manuals

A manual on your Jeep Willys MB, Ford GPW or Hotchkiss M201? Here are service and repair manuals on these Jeep off-road vehicles. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

The Complete WW2 Military Jeep Manual - Covering Willys Model MB and Ford Model GPW

Thick, complete workshop manual for maintenance and repair of the Willys MB and Ford GPW Jeep models (1/4-ton 4x4 Truck) from World War II.

Contains reprints of the following US Army Technical Manuals:
- TM9-803 (February 1944 - Operation and basic vehicle maintenance),
- TM9-1803A (24 February 1944 - Engine and clutch),
- TM9-1803B (April 1944 - Power train, body, frame and special tools),
- TM9-1826A (extract, December 1952 - Carburetor service).

Specs:510 pages, 21.5 x 13.5 x 3.1 cm / 8.5 x 5.3 x 1.22 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:U.S. War Department / Brooklands (USA, 1991)
Book: The Complete WW2 Military Jeep Manual - Covering Willys Model MB and Ford Model GPW

The Complete WW2 Military Jeep Manual - Covering Willys Model MB and Ford Model GPW

Language: English

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Willys-Overland MB and Ford Model GPW Jeep - Technical Manual (TM 9-803)

Designated as a light truck, the Jeep was the primary four-wheel drive vehicle for the U.S. Army during WWII. The Jeep's design owed a great deal to Karl Probst, a freelance designer employed by the American Bantam Car Co. Probst's prototype "Blitz Buggy" was built in a mere 49 days.
It clearly impressed the Army in head-to-head competition against a design submitted by Willys-Overland. However the Buggy's engine failed to meet requirements, and the Army determined that Bantam could not produce the vehicle in quantity. As a result, the Army bought the Bantam design and asked both Willys and Ford to improve it.

The Willys model MB was equipped with a L134 straight-4 "Go Devil" engine. Ford models built to Willys specifications were designated GPW ("G" for government vehicle, "P" designating the 80" wheelbase, and "W" indicating the Willys engine design).

Roughly 640, 000 Jeeps were built during WWII by Ford and Willys, and used on every front. Utilitarian, rugged, and easy to maintain, Jeeps saw service as scout cars, ambulances, firefighting vehicles, as tractors for artillery, and more. Jeeps remained in service for the U.S. military in Korea and in the Vietnam War.

Created in 1944, this technical manual TM 9-803 reveals a great deal about the Jeep's design and capabilities. Intended as a manual for those charged with operation and maintenance, this manual shows many aspects of its engine, cooling, power, drive train and other systems.
Originally labeled restricted, this manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Author:U.S. Army War Department
Specs:248 pages, 23 x 15.5 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2011)
Book: Willys-Overland MB and Ford Model GPW Jeep - Technical Manual (TM 9-803)

Willys-Overland MB and Ford Model GPW Jeep - Technical Manual (TM 9-803)

Language: English

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Le Guide de la Jeep (4ème édition)

Richly illustrated technical and historical manual for the original Jeep 4x4 off-road vehicles (Willys MB, Ford GPW and Hotchkiss M 201).

  • This volume from the French series "Le Guide" gives a wealth of information on the history, the identification of the various Jeep types, the model changes (on a year-by-year basis), the technology, the purchase and the restoration.
  • Describes also the daily maintenance and small repairs.
  • Made in association with the Revue Technique Automobile (RTA).
  • Richly illustrated with hundreds of photos and drawings.
Author:Christophe Chevalet, Robert Séjourné
Specs:192 pages, 25 x 19 cm / 9.8 x 7.5 in, hardback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2020)
Series:Le Guide
Book: Le Guide de la Jeep (4ème édition)

Le Guide de la Jeep (4ème édition)

Language: French

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Military Maintenance for MB/GPW Jeeps 1941-45

Information regarding the preventative maintenance, modifications and repair of the World War Two vehicles - Willys MB and Ford GPW. Vehicles that helped the Allies win the war and remain cherised by veterans and collectors alike.

This book is a collection of facts, figures and inputs from a number of sources, such as Technical manuals, training aids and of course that wonderful resource Army Motors, a magazine created by the Preventive Maintenance Section at Camp Holabird, MD.

This volume has reproduced articles on a wide variety of subjects including special features, air, petroleum & lubrications, electrical, maintenance, Sgt. Half-Mast, contributions, rumors, paint and tires.
There's a ton of stuff in this volume - "Modern design-a new 1/4 ton trailer", "Care of stored vehicles", "a new rifle bracket", "The Army's New Paint System" and many more.

Author:Robert Notman
Specs:389 pages, 28 x 21 x 2.1 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.83 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2005)
Book: Military Maintenance for MB/GPW Jeeps 1941-45

Military Maintenance for MB/GPW Jeeps 1941-45

Language: English

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Building a WWII Jeep - Finding, Restoring & Rebuilding a Wartime Legend

The Jeep as we know it from WW2 news reels, big screen movies and television shows such as M.A.S.H. or The Rat Patrol was the result of the US War Department's requirement for a light command-reconnaissance car to meet the US Army's needs under the threat of a looming European war.
After only a few weeks of development the Jeep would end up in all of the Allied armies of the world courtesy of Bantam, Willys and Ford.
Many of the Jeeps built during the war would go on to serve for over 60 years in various parts of the world in both military and civilian use.

This book is a basic guide to building a WW2 Jeep using restored, rebuilt and modern reproduction parts for those who have never done it before, just as I hadn't either. You'll find a clear step by step process used to build a truly historical vehicle.
Combined with the other books and websites that will be noted in this volume as well as some basic auto mechanical knowledge on your part you should be able to have your own piece of Jeep history rolling in no time.

Author:Sean Dunnage
Specs:272 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 2.4 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 0.94 in, hardback
Illustrations:220 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2021)
Book: Building a WWII Jeep - Finding, Restoring & Rebuilding a Wartime Legend

Building a WWII Jeep - Finding, Restoring & Rebuilding a Wartime Legend

Language: English

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1940-1945 Military Jeep MB / GPW Operating Maintenance Manual (TM 9-803)

Official factory workshop manual (reprint) for maintenance and repair of the 1940-1945 military Jeeps.

Models:
- Willys-Overland MB and CJ-2
- Ford GPW Jeep.

Covers the complete vehicle:
- engine (cylinder head, engine block, fuel system, ignition, lubrication, cooling, heater and exhaust)
- driveline (clutch and gearbox, transfer case, propeller shafts, rear axle and differentials)
- chassis (front axle, suspension, shock absorbers, steering system, brakes, handbrake, wheel bearings and wheels)
- electrical system (battery, starter motor, dynamo, voltage regulator, headlamps, tail lights, turn signals, instrument panel, windshield wipers)
- body (welded components, bumpers, hood, fenders, windshield, seats).

  • Clear, very detailed instructions with drawings, photos and specifications.
  • High-quality reprint, licensed by Chrysler.
  • This is the same manual as used in the U.S. Military workshops at the time. U.S. War Department reference: TM 9-803.
Author:U.S. War Department
Specs:244 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.2 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Detroit Iron Publishing (USA, 2020)
Book: 1940-1945 Military Jeep MB / GPW Operating Maintenance Manual (TM 9-803)

1940-1945 Military Jeep MB / GPW Operating Maintenance Manual (TM 9-803)

Language: English

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How to Restore Your Jeep 1940-1983 - Covers MB, GPW, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, M38, M38-A1, CJ-5, CJ-6, CJ-7 & CJ-8

With more than 1.5 million Jeeps sold, a restoration book for these vehicles has been desperately needed. Author Mark Altschuler of restoremyjeep.com showcases his decades of experience in this must-have restoration book that features component restoration of all aspects of the timeless Jeep.
Step-by-step procedures document the disassembly, restoration, and reassembly of your favorite models, while color illustrations depict exactly what you're wanting to see as you address your project. This book is a handy tool that addresses the total restoration of your prized machine.

Models covered:
- Willys MB and Ford GPW (1941-1945)
- Willys CJ-2A (1945-1949)
- Willys CJ-3A (1949-1953)
- Willys M38 (1950-1952)
- Willys CJ-3B (1953-1964)
- Willys M38-A1 (1952-1971)
- Willys/Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-6 (1955-1983)
- Jeep CJ-7 and CJ-8 (1976-1986).

Author:Mark Altschuler
Specs:176 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.9 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.75 in, paperback
Illustrations:17 b&w and 445 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2022)
Book: How to Restore Your Jeep 1940-1983 - Covers MB, GPW, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, M38, M38-A1, CJ-5, CJ-6, CJ-7 & CJ-8

How to Restore Your Jeep 1940-1983 - Covers MB, GPW, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, M38, M38-A1, CJ-5, CJ-6, CJ-7 & CJ-8

Language: English

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