Hello Everyone

53willyswgn

Gear Grinder
All-Star
Oct 12, 2009
5
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I'm in West Central Georgia, and have owned the 53 around 30 years. There have never been very many Willys Wagons in this part of the country, so I get many "What is that?"comments when people see it for the first time. It came from the factory as a 2WD model with a sheet metal frame and planar front axle. The frame too rusty to repair so after fruitless searching for a stock Willys 4x4 frame I found that a Blazer frame was a close match (it was also free :D ). After removing the factory body mounts and cutting several inches from the rear of the frame, I found that the body fit over the frame nicely. The engine needed to be moved back 5.5 inches so I modified the stock crossmembers. I am currently moving the steering box to the inside of the frame.
 

52wagon

Gear Grinder
Oct 16, 2009
10
Willys Model
Willys Year:
53willyswgn, Welcome to the Willys Wagon forum from Flintville Tennessee, south central Tennessee, 115 miles to Chattanooga. I just bought my 52 that last had a SBC in it. These are unique vehicles and that's what drew my attention to this one. 52wagon
 

62 OlllO

Well Oiled
Oct 19, 2009
1,821
Georgia
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1962
Great to have another Georgian on the members map, we're getting stronger....53willyswgn....have you been taking pic's? if so I look forward in seeing them...you are right about people's interest in these when they see them....I like them because for me they offer great styling of their times and in today's world they are a bit off center which explains who I' em!
 

53willyswgn

Gear Grinder
All-Star
Oct 12, 2009
5
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Thanks for the welcome! I apologize for not responding sooner, I hope to become a more frequent visitor and participant. I have read through every post on the board and am very impressed with the builds and commitment to the brand! :cheers:
Is is good to see that there are folks close enough that I could visit in person to see their builds first hand.
Yes I have been taking pics and hope to be able to share.
 

Pete

Founder/Owner
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 17, 2009
6,496
Hailey, Idaho
First Name
Pete
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1960
Looks like I missed your intro back in October... so a belated welcome to the forum! :cheers:

Pete
 

willspring

Bigger Hammer
Apr 28, 2011
106
Fletcher North Carolina
First Name
Will
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1962
Hello and Merry Post Christmas ...

Here's an idea for next year ... Bring your Willys to Asheville next October ...

See Willys:
- from multiple states (7 states came last year)
- in all conditions (rust buckets to trailers queens)
- from stock and tricked out (standardized to customized)
- owners from young to old (meet a 14 yr old Willys enthusiast)
- parts, pieces and portions (swap meet)

Put us on your calendar ... Hope to hear from you 10/7/17 ...

Optimistically,
Will(ys) Springer
o|||o
Phone: 828-687-0334
e-mail: wills@SoutheastWillysJeepGetTogether.com
First Saturday in October • Asheville, NC
 

Pivnic

Well Oiled
Nov 24, 2009
3,909
Conifer, Colorado
First Name
John
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1957
Welcome from Colorado, 53willyswgn. The K-5 Blazer is a good candidate for a Chassis Swap for a Willys Wagon. Are you planning to utilize the whole Blazer Drive Train as well? That makes for a pretty good Upgraded Wagon! Post some Pics of your Wagon! Pivnic
 
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