Please confirm the year

johnny5ive

Gear Grinder
Jun 16, 2010
24
Willys Model
Willys Year:
From the research I've done I have concluded that my Wagon is a '48, but that hahs recently been brought into question. It has rounded rear wheel openings and the serial number is 663 11836 I know that the grille is from a later model, but that could've easily been changed. I guess the vin tag could have as well, but it looked original when I removed it.


 

wally72

Bigger Hammer
Feb 21, 2010
170
Indiana
Willys Model
Willys Year:
The serial number falls into line for being a '48. However, the '48 had flat fenders and a flat grille with vertical spaces. The front end on your wagon (5-bar grille and creased fenders) came out in '50 1/2 and continued through '53, the 5-bar was changed to a 3-bar in '54. The round wheel well was changed to rectangular in '50 1/2.
 

homewood4

Precision Fit
Oct 23, 2009
521
Citrus Heights & Tahoe
First Name
Greg
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1954
Got no idea...just wanted no know how the leviotation device works that gets your body that far off and up the cab.

You a magician?
 

wally72

Bigger Hammer
Feb 21, 2010
170
Indiana
Willys Model
Willys Year:
johnny5ive said:
Ok, so the body is pre-50 and the front end is 50-53 then?
That's what it looks like. Since the body parts are interchangable, quite a few of these old Willys vehicles have had body parts swapped somewhere along the line for one reason or another.
 

johnny5ive

Gear Grinder
Jun 16, 2010
24
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I think it's perfect cuz I prefer the rounded rear fender, but not so crazy about the flat front end... Guess I just got lucky.
 
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