DANG! :drool: Thats absolutely gorgeous!Here are a few pics of my dads rig. '48 willys pickup, on a 79 3/4 pickup frame and axles, dana 44/14bolt, 4:56 gears , air lockers f&r. sbc,th350,np203/205 triple stick. We are gonna 4 link it front and rear this winter with coils in the rear and coilovers in front. Kodi
that's the third time that rig has shown up in this thread, and it is equally as sweet everytime.I bought a 1952 Willys Pick Up from Willybig. Pretty cool the truck came all the way from Delaware Ohio to Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada.
-350TPI, TH350, NP203/205 doubler
-Dana 60's, 4.88's, detroits, 4 wheel discs
-triangulated 4 link front and rear, Sway Aways up front, 1/4 eliptical rear
-39.5 TSL's on Diamond beadlocks
I absolutely love the truck. I own 4 of these now from totally original to this beast.
I'm gonna make a few changes. I am going to build tube fenders front and rear that follow the factory lines, but allow more room for the tires, then I will lower it 4" I'm doin 39.5" boggers to better suit my trail conditions, and then just some cosmetic stuff.
It's a good platform to build an old truck on, and they flex like crazy. Too much in fact, my '80 frame needed extra crossmembers to stiffen it up.Whats the deal with using blazer frames? do they just fit half-way close to begin with? what year blazer frames do yous guys usually use?
Yeah, I had a '87 K5 Blazer and if I tried to do a poser shot on a stump the fan would rub into the radiator..short-wheelbase trucks are alot of fun offroad..I think the willys trucks and the buggys..truggys..whatever you guys build are awesome. That maroon one is sick..I wish i had the means/time to do a bodyswap onto a frame..Is that a toolbox on the maroon one?It's a good platform to build an old truck on, and they flex like crazy. Too much in fact, my '80 frame needed extra crossmembers to stiffen it up.
Blazer frames are junk unless fully boxed.
Sorry, I spread my rear fenders a foot which is a good idea with larger tires.Will someone that has a willys p/u do a quick measurement to see if a 36" tire should have enough room to go into the stock spare tire location?
I'll try to get a few recent shots. I've been thinking about scanning some of my pre-digital photos covering my 28 year build . I'm keeping the retro look.nice rig Magnum, can we see some more pics of it?