New to Willys and Jeeps in general but looking forward to it!

New Wagon Owner

Gear Grinder
Jun 6, 2020
7
Florida Panhandle
First Name
Timothy
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
Hey all. Just purchased a 1955 Willys Wagon from an old neighbor who wanted to let it go. I’ve never thought about owning one until I saw the quality and my family said “beach car!” Anyway, it’s an all original 11K mile car that was restored in the early 80s and has been in the barn for 35 years. It’s got some issues I’ll still need to work through though but I look forward to sharing info. Thanks all.
 

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New Wagon Owner

Gear Grinder
Jun 6, 2020
7
Florida Panhandle
First Name
Timothy
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
Looking tight BUT pretty nice to turn in to a beachmobile!
Thanks. New Tires this week and then roof rack next. Electrical issues though. Lights are cutting out for a few seconds while on, like a slow power surge. Gotta figure that one out first before Driving at night.
 

bird

Well Oiled
All-Star
Aug 29, 2019
1,114
san diego california
First Name
eric(BIRD)
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Thanks. New Tires this week and then roof rack next. Electrical issues though. Lights are cutting out for a few seconds while on, like a slow power surge. Gotta figure that one out first before Driving at night.
Ground issues???
 

alride

Bigger Hammer
May 22, 2020
33
Dothan, AL
First Name
Joseph
Willys Model
  1. Jeepster
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Nice ride! The Jeepster I’m currently working will be going to the Florida Panhandle also.
 

rocket

Well Oiled
Sep 3, 2015
3,278
Sierra Mtns
First Name
Rodney
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1963
Thanks. New Tires this week and then roof rack next. Electrical issues though. Lights are cutting out for a few seconds while on, like a slow power surge. Gotta figure that one out first before Driving at night.
Headlight relay??
 

Stakebed

Well Oiled
All-Star
Mar 4, 2020
6,010
Northern California
First Name
Joe
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1957
Thanks. New Tires this week and then roof rack next. Electrical issues though. Lights are cutting out for a few seconds while on, like a slow power surge. Gotta figure that one out first before Driving at night.


There is a circuit breaker on the end of some headlight switches. Not sure which one you have. It's the small rectangle in this pic with the orange and red/blk wires attached.
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Power comes in where I have an orange wire (your colors will be different) and there is a shunt from the lower terminal into the headlight switch. Of course, if the breaker is tripping, all of your lights would be going out
 

Dahdo

Sharpest Tool
All-Star
Dec 27, 2019
405
Beavercreek, Oregon
First Name
Dave
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1959
Wow, she shined up really well--must have been a nice barn! And that pin striping! I'm freshening up a 20-30 year old restoration on a 1959 wagon--more fun than I ever imagined. Congratulations and welcome to the obsession.
 
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