As I get ready to move on to a new project of adding the PTO winch, I developed a curios question which I'm looking to see if anyone here can answer it. Since the Dana 18 transfer case was quickly created during the war for this hastily created new vehicle, was the rear PTO cover designed for a PTO attachment or was the plate there just to access the gears for removing the TC from the tranny (as I understand it)? I don't ever recall seeing a WWII jeep with a winch on it. Did they? Was the winch and PTO really just the brain child of someone as these shifted to civilian use and the Dana engineers of WWII era so smart they saw the future use of it for a PTO or were there smart engineers that saw a way to create the PTO with the TC.