'47 pickup

Kevin13

Knuckle Buster
Mar 30, 2021
4
New york
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
So I picked up a '47 pickup it’s in rough shape but I’m gonna get it back up and going. I’m wondering is the hood different then the later trucks?
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Old Rolando

Bigger Hammer
Apr 19, 2020
144
Oklahoma
First Name
Roland
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1949
Congratulations, Kevin, and welcome aboard! The short answer is...yes, your '47 hood is different from the later trucks. I'll let the more experienced members here give you more details.
 

6T1L226

Precision Fit
Feb 10, 2017
572
California USA
First Name
Joe
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1953
So I picked up a 47 pickup it’s in rough shape but I’m gonna get it back up and going. I’m wondering is the hood different then the later trucks?
As Roland says the front end sheet metal is the same from 47-49, and the hood differs from the later 1950 up versions I think that you could only use the later hood if you changed the entire front clip. Several members her have brought back trucks worse off than yours so it surely can be done. A 47 4wd should have a L134 Go Devil and a column mounted gearshift. Few column shift 4WD trucks have survived intact.
Welcome and good luck with your project.
 

Gojeep

Well Oiled
Jan 10, 2010
3,725
Victoria Australia
First Name
Marcus
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Everything forward of the firewall is different between the mid 1950 and earlier. You can swap whole front clips between the flat and later pointy nosed though.
 

Kevin13

Knuckle Buster
Mar 30, 2021
4
New york
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Ok thank you all for the info. Somebody put a floor shift in it but it still has the remnants of the column shift. I have a t90 floor shift already rebuilt so I’ll be using it in this truck. I will be posting as I go. Thanks again.
 

Ken_P

Bigger Hammer
Nov 16, 2020
186
Norfolk, VA
First Name
Ken
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Welcome aboard! I'm sure you've found it, or will soon, but @Vintage Don has a very good build thread going on his '48 4x4, keeping it all stock, so you should find some great references there. Looks good! I love the first generation Willys truck front clip.
 

HillTopHillbilly

Bigger Hammer
All-Star
Feb 12, 2020
27
northern minnesota
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Welcome aboard! I'm sure you've found it, or will soon, but @Vintage Don has a very good build thread going on his '48 4x4, keeping it all stock, so you should find some great references there. Looks good! I love the first generation Willys truck front clip.
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