All Willys military vehicles came equipped with an issue “D” handle shovel. The Willys MB, the Ford GPW and the Willys M38 were also equipped with single bit axe. The shovel and axe kit was located on the driver’s side of the MB and GPW. The kit was moved to the passenger’s side on the M38. The “D” handle shovel was secured to the underside of the hood and the axe was eliminated on the M38A1. The "D" handle shovel was installed on the right side and the axe was installed on the left side of the M151 Vehicles.
Early CJ-2A’s have the indents for the shovel and axe which makes the installation of our shovel and axe kit a nice addition. The late CJ-2A’s, CJ-3A and CJ-3B will accept the kit without any special modifications although the axe handle will be farther out from the cowl as compared to the vehicles with the factory indents.
Our shovel and axe kit comes complete with an original OEM True Temper “D” handle shovel, a single bit axe, all of the brackets and clamps, the footman loops, the web straps and the correct mounting hardware. We sell all of the components separately as well.
This kit can be installed on the CJ-5/6/M38A1 or any other vehicle with flat sides by using our
"D" handle shovel Part No. 673770-B with the 30 degree angled blade.