Hi! I just recently got a member of this forum. Very nice to find others with the same interest! I own a 1953 Wagon that was originally used as a staff car in the Norwegian Army and later being a service car for bus transport company. I brought it it back in 1980 in a bad shape, I guess the poor Wagon had towed too many buses at that stage :lol: . The Willys has been modified in several stages by me. Now it is sporting a Chev 350/TH 350 combo, Hydraboost/dish brakes and servo steering. The axles are still the originals, however the weak Dana 25 front have been modified with PowrLoc and Dana 27 outers and are still in a good shape. I have limited the tyre size to 31", which might help the Dana 25 to survive. Next step might be to change the axles to more heavy stuff like Dana 44 in both ends. The 1:5,38 gearing is a definitive factor here as the V8 is running at too high revs at highway speed. I have already a Warn overdrive installed, but a lower gearing in the region of 1:3,5 might be better for the mill. For those who does not know about Norway, it is a small country in Scandinavia. We have 4 seasons and normally snow during the winter time. The autumn and spring can be rainy. So, driving the Wagon (and my other Jeep) is normally kept for the summer season with occational trips on clear days during spring and autumn.