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Old 08-01-2009, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unofficial Willys Forum

"This is the unofficial forum for all things Willys.

Stop in and share photos and info about your Willys projects, rides, and stories from all over the world.

We hope to have our own Willys section here on Pirate one of these days.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm in the process of finishing my 2 1/2 year cj2a build.
I started with a 46 2a, used the stock frame, boxed it in and built new mounts. I threw in a 4.3L tbi stock with home made headers so i could run the exhaust in the frame rails. I built a home made adapter to mate a t18 behind it with a d20. I'm running d44's, the front was redone with chev knuckles milled and drilled, with ford hubs. the c's were ground off and clocked at 10 degrees negative caster. i'm running hydro boost out of a astro van with some sort of master cylinder that i found in pmaddy's build thread. i picked it up. poured over it with a set of calipers then said to hell with it and it bolted right up. i'm running an inline aluminum power steering cooler to try and disperse some of that heat in the little enigine bay. the cage is 1 3/4 dom. i got a soft top for it and i'm waiting for my new ebay window seals to arive and i can finish that off. plus i blew the head gasket in her today so i'm tearing into that in the morning. i'm try'n to take it out on it's first trip on thursday so i'm bust'n ass. all i got is drive way shots. and i think i've rambled on long enough







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Old 08-01-2009, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sweet Willys there APU.

Im building a chopped and channeled 53 Willys wagon built on a 3/4 ton chevy frame, sitting on D60 front and 14ff in the rear, it has an ls 5.3 on propane backed with a 700r4 and toyota doublers .



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Old 08-01-2009, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks. i caught a few pics of your ride a few months ago and i thought it was a great idea. i love the channeled body. i think it sits great.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey all, Apu sent me the link for this forum. Excellent idea....the web needs a hardcore Willys forum.

This was affectionately known as "the Smokin' Red Dragon", and now just "the Dragon":







So let's see...

1948 CJ2A body, on a 79 CJ5 frame
Buick V6 3.8, 231 CID (might be getting an engine swap soon)
Dana 30 front, AMC 20 rear both with ARB lockers and disc brakes, 3.54 gears
Yj seats
heater, tilt steering, power steering conversion
Brand new Best top soft top and doors still in box
Warn 8274
34x9.5x15 Narrow SS Super Swampers

I'll post some more pictures when I get a chance.

Edit: pic from the weekend:


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Old 08-02-2009, 06:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice looking flatty APU. You too dunl. But then again, I can't recall ever seeing a bad one. They are all totally cool! I have all the body parts collected now to build a flatty buggy this winter or next spring.

Here is a pic of my 62 wagon. Fresh out of a long 10 month surgery. Lots more work to do to complete it, but it is my daily driver now.







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HP Dana 60 front with Detroit and 4.56 gears, 35 spline Superior Evolution inner and out front axles with Yukon Super Joints, 35 spline Warn locking hubs, Ballistic Fab high steer arms, 1 1/2" .250 wall tie rod and drag link with rod ends
Currie 9" with Detroit and 4.56 gears, 35 spline axles, Explorer disc brakes
35x12.50x17 Pro Comp Extreme All Terrains
Pro Comp Extreme 8089 Aluminum Wheels
BDS Wrangler front and XJ rear springs
Dual HushPower Flow Master mufflers
Tom Woods driveshafts
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Hydroboost 4 wheel disc brakes
Complete AGR Rock Ram steering system
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Weather stripping, rubber components, and smoked glass replaced throughout
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12 volt cooler
8274-50 Warn winch
iPod Stereo
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Completely rust free body
Vortex liner sprayed underneath and inside

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Old 08-02-2009, 11:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here is my 53 wagon going onto a 05 Rubicon drivetrain

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Old 08-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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here's my daily driver 46 cj2a.

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that is sweet. is it pretty much stock?
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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that is sweet. is it pretty much stock?
pretty much, 12 volt conversion, new seats, brand new tub, some other stuff to make it much easier for daily driving needs. it drives awesome, other than the 45 mph top end down hte highway
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So here's my old junk

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350/SM420/D300/4:1/D60 loc-rite/14B-Detroit/52"leafs/H1s/grooved 39.5s


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Old 08-02-2009, 06:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sweet! I will never grow tired of the timeless classic flat fender - stock or modified. They all look absolutely bitchin'!

What are the specs of your green machine?

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Old 08-02-2009, 09:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I always liked a white Willys with black accents....nice classic look.

That last one is sweet too....I'll second the specs.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hey Dimmwatt. IS that a TJ front bar on the Willys? How easy did it go on? Looks neat.
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Yes its a tj rubicon front bar, and frame, and engine, and suspension, axles, transmission... read my build, copy and paste link below in my sig
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For those that didnt see this before. It seems more appropriate here. I have been collecting these pics for years. Just uploaded them to photobucket.

http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/e...cool%20willys/

And here are a bunch of Willys ads.

http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/e.../Willys%20ads/
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hey dimmwatt try again, those links didn't work for me.
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hey dimmwatt try again, those links didn't work for me.
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Wooooohoooooo! , I'm in, I'll put up some pics later of all my junk.
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Pirate, please make a Willys section....... c'mon I said please. YAY!

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Hey all... just checking in and subscribing to the thread.
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Here are my 2 trucks, the blue one is supposed to be a 52, but I'm not sure. The green one I picked up in May, supposed to be a 53, but again not too sure of that. The green one is sitting on a 69 Wagoneer frame with Dana 44's, no drivetrain. If anyone could help me ID the years of these trucks It would be appreciated. The blue one has a ribbed roof if that helps.
EDIT: I guess it's more primer than green, it also has the original oak strips in it.
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Pirate, please make a Willys section....... c'mon I said please. YAY!

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would post info of my jeep here but I got a thread for it going already so I will just post my favorite picture of it. I got on this snow mound with no 4x4...mainly because I have no front drive line.


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I suppose that one day I should bet a Willys of some sort and start a project. My dad worked for Willys Overland till sometime in the '50s when he left for Champion Spark Plug. Not too sure what he did when he worked for WO but I know that he worked in the engineering test lab for Champion.
Maybe this unofficial forum will be the push that I need.

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I can tell you both were 4x4 from the factory and came with a 6cyl. you can tell by the deeper indention in the fire wall. The one without chrome is older. Probably 52-53 depending on the front end. the one with the single chrome/stainless strip is at the very least a 57. another indicator is the black steering wheel and single large round gauge hole. This was used from 57.5 - 64, although the stainless trim and high roof line suggests 58-59 Call Paul at Willys america. He can help identify it for sure
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