1947 Willys Overland Stordor delivery van

bird

Well Oiled
All-Star
Aug 29, 2019
1,048
san diego california
First Name
eric(BIRD)
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Just picked this up a few weeks ago. 1947 built on a truck chassis. 118” wheelbase I believe. Bodied in California. Galvanized steel with aluminum roof and doors. L head flat 4 column shift 3 speed 2 WD straight axle. 16” wheels. Very complete Except engine and transmission. Was going to drop in a Chevy 307 with a T350 automatic, but decided to keep it as stock Willys as possible do to it’s uniqueness.

I’m looking for any and all information of any kind on this company. Brochures manuals articles pictures etc. I have found just a very few tidbits on it.

Keeping the Willys Faith✌️
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PTV

Precision Fit
Jan 3, 2020
502
SW Pa.
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1958
That pickup truck didn't need that motor and transmission anyway..... LOL Maybe a 4 wd van??
 

bird

Well Oiled
All-Star
Aug 29, 2019
1,048
san diego california
First Name
eric(BIRD)
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
I purchased the entire drivetrain out of a restored 1949 Jeepster. The engine has a different manifold. The transmission is side shift with overdrive so I’m thinking both should slip right into the Stordor other than some possible motor and/or transmission mounts might need to be altered. Tons of leftover Jeepster parts that won’t fit on the van.
 

PTV

Precision Fit
Jan 3, 2020
502
SW Pa.
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1958
Great, overdrive would be a plus. Is the transmission a T-90 or T-84?? I would think with some fiddling linkage could be made up to adapt to
the truck column shift. Or if a T-90 convert to floor shift.
 

bird

Well Oiled
All-Star
Aug 29, 2019
1,048
san diego california
First Name
eric(BIRD)
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Yah hooooooo! Thanks and I can’t wait to get it back on the road. Last California plates on it are from 1953 but it was on an air force base so I’m sure it was used after that. Family I got it from have had it since the 80’s but not driveable.
 
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