not my cup of tea, but they diffinetly spent lots of time and money on her....she looks better than when she was new...i guess i liked the old rough look better than all that shine....any clue where the truck was from????
Well I have got about 25 e mails on this build and its certainly a nice one.
That said in reading I come away with the fact that they have used the OEM frame (correct me if I am wrong). Here is a frame developed for a 60 hp engine and they are dropping in some serious engine weight and HP/Torque. Enough to twist the engine completely out of the wagon and make it all like a pretzel...for an aggressive driver, or so it seems to me.
Bio, what is even better is having a Willys dealership in your town that has not got the word that Willys went out of business a long time ago... :lol:
Yes folks Alpine, Tex is in the middle of nowhere and its a LONG way to anywhere. I can say that 'cause I am a Texas boy, ONLY living in Scottsdale AZ as a compromise to my wife. I wanted to retire to San Antonio where I grew up and she wanted to move to LA and this Texan was having no part of that. When I die my ashes are to be scattered on the front lawn of the Alamo. Go Mustangs and Hook'um Horns...
That is one slick looking wagon. I emailed Tavis about the s10 graft. He seems to be very helpfull about his build. He said it came from a 86 s10 and was almost a perfect match. I can pickup a frame here for $50 and have disk brakes and power steering with a upgraded rearend to accomadate highway speeds. I don't really need 4 wheel drive. This may look like the direction I'll head into. Chuck
The Hot Rod article says an S-10 clip with a boxed frame.
What is the weight of the Super Hurricane with trans and transfer case compared to a modern V8 with an aluminum auto trans and transfer case? My engine hoist seemed to be under more stress when I took out the old than when I put in the new, but I could be wrong.
Any one have any weight data?