1948-1951 Willys Jeepster Specifications

Here are selected specifications for the 1949 Willys Jeepster, as well as models, prices and production numbers for the 1948-1951 Willys Jeepster.

1949 Willys Jeepster: Selected Specifications
General
Wheelbase (in.)
104
Overall length (in.)
174.8
Overall height (in.)
62
Overall width (in.)
69
Tread, front /rear (in.)
55.5/57.0
Weight, 4-cylinder (lbs)
2,468
6-cylinder (lbs)
2,392
Engine
Type
inline L-head 4-cylinder
Bore × stroke (in.)
3.13 × 4.38
Displacement (cid)
134.2
Horsepower @ rpm
63 @ 3,900
Compression ratio
6.48:1
Main bearings
3
Carburetor
1-bbl Carter
Type
inline L-head 6-cylinder
Bore × stroke (in.)
3.00 × 3.50
Displacement (cid)
148.5
Horsepower @ rpm
72 @ 4,000
Compression ratio
6.42:1
Main bearings
4
Carburetor
1-bbl Carter
Transmission
Type
3-speed manual with overdrive, synchromesh in 2nd and 3rd, column-mounted shifter
Ratios
1st: 2.60:1; 2nd: 1.63:1; 3rd: 1.00:1; overdrive: .70:1; reverse: 3.53:1
Steering
Type
Ross cam and lever
Turns, lock-to-lock
4.5
Turning circle (ft)
35
Suspension

Front
independent upper A-arms, single transverse leaf spring
Rear
semielliptic leaf springs, torsional stabilizer bar
Brakes
Type
4-wheel hydraulic drum
Drum diameter (in.) 9.9
Lining area (sq in.)
133.7
Tires and Wheels
Tire size, 4-cylinder 5,90 × 15
Tire size, 6-cylinder 6,70 × 15
Wheels
pressed steel, drop-center rim

1948-1951 Willys Jeepster: Models, Prices, Production
1948 Weight
Price Prod
463 VJ-2 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,468 1,765 10,326
1949
VJ-3 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,468 1,495 2,307
VJ-3-6 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,392 1,530 653
Total 1949 Willys Jeepster
2,960
1950-51
VJ-3 4631 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,468 1,495 --
VJ-3 473 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,459 1,3902 --
VJ-3 6631 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,392 1,530 --
VJ-3 673 (wb 104)
2d phaeton
2,485 1,4903
Total 1950-51 Willys Jeepster 5,8454
11950 only. 2$1,426 in 1951. 3$1,529 in 1951. 4Includes 4,066 four-cylinder models and 1,779 six-cylinder models. Sources: Encyclopedia of American Cars, by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide®, Publications International, Ltd., 2002; Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942, 2nd ed., by Beverly Rae Kimes and Henry Austin Clark, Jr., Krause Publications, 1989.

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