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Ben Page Wrote: So here goes<smile>


Model---4-63(2WD), 4X4-63(4WD) Year MFG: 4-63 1946-50, 4X4-63 1949-50

Model---6-63 Station Sedan Year MFG: 1950

Model---4-73 2WD, 4X4-73 4WD Year MFG: 1950-51

Model---4-75 Year MFG 1956-65

Model---Maverick, 2WD Year MFG: 1958


Model---2WD, 4WD TRUCK Year MFG: 1947-1950

Model---4-73 TRUCK Year MFG: 1950 -1951

Model---4-75 TRUCK Year MFG: 1952 -1965

Does this help buddy?

Rick Stivers wrote: As usual Ben, yes it does. However, :-) you've now opened the door to more questions. What designation was used on wagons from 52 - 55? 1952 - 55 still came out of the factory with the 4-73 (either 2WD or 4X4) designation. Were there more designations like these for the Utilities, Sedan Deliveries, and the Universals?

Ben Page wrote: Not that I know of. Sedan deliveries were just variations.

Utilities and Universals carried the "CJ" prefix.

Jeepsters carried the C-101, C-104, VJ2, VJ3 prefixes.

FSJ Wagoneer and then Cherokee carried the 1413, 1414, 1400, 1500,

1600, 1700, 1800 prefixes.

Forward Control carried FC-150, FC-170 prefixes.

Boy!!!<chuckle you are making the grey matter work this late at night, aren't you<giggle>?

Rick Stivers wrote: Do the 4 and 6s in the designation represent the number of cylinders?

Ben Page wrote: Not necessarily. eg. 4-75. Year MFG 1956 - 1965. At various times came with the F4, 6-226 and the 6-230 (Tornado).

Rick Stivers wrote: Can you spread some light on what the 73 and 75 designations mean?

Ben Page wrote: For the life of me I don't know what the 73 and 75 mean. Find the members of the board who made the decision to allocate those numbers in those years and, "bingo" we'll have the answer<smile>

David Hoelzeman wrote: Rick, I was reading through some of the pickup FAQ's this evening and read the Model designation page. There are a few errors on that page.

General Information:

For models 463, 473, 475, 663, 673, 685 (pickups and wagons): The first digit indicates number of cylinders. The last two digits indicates horsepower of engine (can't find the reference for that right now, though.)

Model Breakdown from the 1945-1958 Jeep List of Popular Parts:

Station Wagon:

4-63: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1946-50

4x4-63: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1949-50, 4-wheel drive

6-63: 6-cylinder, L-head, 1947-50

4-73: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1950-51

4x4-73: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1950-51, 4-wheel drive

6-73: 6-cylinder, L-head, 1950-51

4-75: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-56

2x4-75: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-53, 1955-??

4x4-75: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-??, 4-wheel drive

685: 6-cylinder, F-head, 1952

685A: 6-cylinder, F-head, 1953-56

6-226 4x2: 6-cylinder, 226ci, 1955-??

6-226 4x4: 6-cylinder, 226ci, 1954-??, 4-wheel drive

Sedan Delivery:

4-63: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1946-50

4-73: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1950-51

4-75: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-56

2x4-75: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-53, 1955-??

4x4-75: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-??, 4-wheel drive

6-226 4x2: 6-cylinder, 226ci, 1955-??

6-226 4x4: 6-cylinder, 226ci, 1955-??, 4-wheel drive


2WD: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1947-49

4WD: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1947-50

473-HT: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1950-51

473-4WD: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1950-51, 4-wheel drive

475-4WD: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1952-??, 4-wheel drive

6-226 4WD: 6-cylinder, 226ci, 1954-??, 4-wheel drive


VJ-2: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1948-49

VJ-3: 4-cylinder, L-head, 1949-50

VJ3-6: 6-cylinder, L-head, 1949

473-VJ: 4-cylinder, F-head, 1950-51

673-VJ: 6-cylinder, L-head, 1950

The ?? on some of the ending dates are due to their being listed through 1958 in the book and I'm not sure how many years after that the model was produced. My 1952-62 parts list has all of the 475, 6-226, 673, and 685 models listed (along with some on the 230) but that doesn't necessarily mean they were all produced through '62 or later (probably were though).

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Rick Stivers wrote: I was reading my JP magazine today and I came across this picture of what my 1962 pickup could have looked like. I've heard many people over the last year say that Willys' big downfall was that they never updated their vehicles. I actually like this version but I'll post the really ugly one tomorrow.

Jerry Stoper wrote: Rick, I saw the article and found it interesting. This picture made me think of the current Dodge pickup. The styling was too far ahead of its time.

Adam Sparks wrote: Looks similar to the Rural Willys in Brazil that I've seen pictures of. Those were pretty neat looking, least to me.

Glenn Dudley wrote: OK, am I the only one out here who's glad they passed on that design. The classic lines of my '65 pickup are just that, classic. If they had gone with that prototype look I wouldn't have fallen in love with my truck when I first saw it. Of course then I might be working on a 3B for sale locally or driving the restored M38 that a co-worker is selling.

Ronald L. Cook wrote: Scheme "C" is by far the best of the two, but still looks like a Valiant or some sort of Chrysler thing. Almost like there could have been some connection even back then. I prefer the plain ol' Willys.

Joseph Spier wrote: I'm sorry but I had to tie the score with 2 for & 2 against. I'm a flat-fender fan, & I'm just getting used to looking at utility vehicles with pointed crown fenders, -(o|||||o)- not ^(o|||||o)^ & definitely not [oo##oo] or ^(8#####8)^ . Jest in fun, I like all Willys.

Matt Phillimore wrote: I'll add my disapproval to those designs. I'm almost glad they went to the design of the wagoneer/J-series instead. But had they done them instead, I'd deal with it. But I like the older flat fronted trucks, wagons, and Jeeps better so I'd prolly stick to those anyway. I only hav one question. Who thunk up those? Was it the same guy that brought us the truck, the wagon, and the jeepster, or someone else? (just if ya know)


These drawing can be viewed here.

Open Fendered 4 Headlight Truck

Open Fendered 4 Headlight Wagon

Closed Fendered Truck


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