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Willys and Military Jeeps

Photo credit: Many thanks to a friend for letting us use his Willy’s Pickup at the 2018 Arizona Annual Rockabilly Bash car show.  Model: Dallas M.

Hopefully, you’ve found this page because you are looking for battery cables for a Willys, Kaiser Jeep or military MB or M38 Jeeps.

I own a 1948 Willys CJ-2A.  The need for good cables for my CJ is what prompted me to start this business.   So it seemed appropriate to offer cables for Willys vehicles even if I don’t sell many.

The stock cables were all 1 gauge black only.  We offer cables in 1 gauge black for the purist wanting to closely match the stock cables for restoration.  We still use the cast copper ends and heat shrink the ends so our cables are still better than the cast lead stock replacement cables sold at some Jeep specialty sites.

For the owner more concerned with performance than stock looks, we offer cables one size larger in 1/0 gauge, either red or black.  Since the only difference is a little copper (labor to build them is the same) the cost for the larger cables is very minimal – only about $2 per cable.

Please double check measurements before ordering.

 16 ” battery negative to engine ground

Willys black 1/0 negative

Willys & Military Jeeps - 16 inch 1ga #2141

 

1ga negative to engine ground cable
Improved performance with OEM style

$44.77
Willys black 1/0 negative

Willys & Military Jeeps - 16 inch 1/0 ga #2143

 

1/0 gauge negative to engine ground cable
Improved performance with OEM style

$45.07
2 ga 16 inch ground cable

Willys & Military Jeeps - 16 inch 2 ga negative cable #2145

 

2ga Negative Top Post to Engine Ground
For 41-45 MB & GPW and others.

$29.4

 27″ battery postive to solenoid (or start switch on 41-49)

Willys & Military Jeeps - 1 ga Black 27 inch battery positive to solenoid (or start switch on 41-49)

1 gauge Black
OEM style

$26.50

Willys & Military Jeeps - 1/0 Black 27 inch battery positive to solenoid (or start switch on 41-49)

1/0 Gauge Black
Improved performance with OEM look 

$28.50
Willys 1/0 Red positive

Willys & Military Jeeps - 1/0 Red 27 inch battery positive to solenoid (or start switch on 41-49) #2151

1/0 Gauge Red
Improved performance with a modern look.

$28.50

 8 ” engine ground to chassis ground (originally braided tinned copper)

Willys & Military Jeeps - 8 inch 4 ga braided bonding strap #2153

 

4 Gauge Braided Tinned Copper

Engine Ground to Chassis Ground

OEM Style

$17.30
1/0 black, 8 inch, eng-to-frame

Willys & Military Jeeps - 8 inch 2ga #2155

 

Engine ground to chassis ground 2ga
Upgrade and improved version from 4 ga braided tinned copper

$29.36
1/0 black, 8 inch, eng-to-frame

Willys & Military Jeeps - 8 inch, 1/0 ga #2157

 

Engine ground to chassis ground 1/0 Gauge
Upgrade and improved version from 4 ga braided tinned copper

 

$31.10

 18″ solenoid to starter

Willys & Military Jeeps - 18 inch 1 ga black solenoid to starter #2159

1 Gauge Black
OEM Style

 

$20.00

Willys & Military Jeeps - 18 inch 1/0 black solenoid to starter #2161

1/0 Gauge Black
Improved performance with OEM look 

$22.03

Willys & Military Jeeps - 18 inch, 1/0 ga, Red, solenoid to starter #2163

1/0 Gauge Red
Improved performance with a modern look.

$22.03

 

Optional Covers

various Battery Terminal Covers in black, red

Military vehicles - battery terminal cover - BLACK

Buy to match cable color
Buy two (2) if buying both positive and negative -

NEED TO ORDER ONE RED & ONE BLACK AS TWO SEPARATE ITEMS

$5.00
various Battery Terminal Covers in black, red

Military vehicles - battery terminal cover - RED

Buy to match cable color
Buy two (2) if buying both positive and negative -
NEED TO ORDER ONE RED & ONE BLACK AS TWO SEPARATE ITEMS

$5.00

NEW ITEM:

 

 10″ Black Interconnect Cables – Use to connect two 12V batteries in series for 24V military vehicles

24 V Military vehicles 10 inch Black interconnect cables 2/0

24 V Military vehicles - 10 inch interconnect cables - 1ga #2178

Interconnect cables

Includes:

  • 10" 1ga cable with positive and negative top post ends

Used to connect 2 12V batteries in series for 24V military vehicles


** 2/0 shown with optional covers **

$22.55
24 V Military vehicles 10 inch Black interconnect cables 2/0

24 V Military vehicles - 10 inch interconnect cables - 2/0 #2180

 

Interconnect cables for large diesel applications

Includes:

  • 10" 1/0 cable with positive and negative top post ends

Used to connect 2 12V batteries in series for 24V military vehicles


** 2/0 shown with optional covers **

$53.76

Military Terminals and Covers 

Pair Military Battery Terminals #1822

Cast lead battery terminals which are a replacement for the terminals on military vehicles.

  • Using the military (or "universal adapter") style terminals allows you to add as many electrical accessories with ease.  Great for adding a winch.
  • They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable. 

Includes:

  • Sold by the pair (1 positive & 1 negative).
  • Large cross bolt is 3/8".
  •  3/8" Nylock nut included.
  • Terminal protector washer

California Prop 65 Warning: Contains Lead

$12

Military Ordnance/Universal Terminal Covers #1987

 

  • Price is for one (1) cover

 

$6.00
Please choose an option.

Don’t see the cable you wanted here?  Custom Battery Cables be happy to build a custom cable to your specifications.  Go to the Custom Orders page for more information.

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