~ Sent to us by Paul Mackay in Jamaica.
I believe this is the only remaining Jeep from WW2 still in Jamaica. According to my research, it was produced between Dec 44, and Jan 45, and came to Jamaica as part of the ”Lend Lease” agreement between the USA and Great Britain. Jamaica at that time was a British Colony. The USA also had Navy, Army, and Army Air Corp Bases on the island, primarily to protect shipping through the Panama Canal and convoys from the region, hence a British number on the bonnet.
Somewhere along the line a T90 transmission replaced the T84. When I got the Jeep, the original engine had a cracked engine block, however I managed to find a CJ-3B engine, which I overhauled and installed, the tub was also replaced. I have reused any original component that was salvageable. The reason behind the insanity of resurrecting such a mess, is to honour all the Jamaicans (we were grouped as British) who served in WW2.
Willys Jeep Life Story – Paul Mackay
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