Rust in peace...

Pete

Founder/Owner
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 17, 2009
6,491
Hailey, Idaho
First Name
Pete
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1960
I've been driving by this for 40 years... I decided a couple of days ago to stop and check it out. It wasn't until I hiked through the brush and got closer that I found it was a Willys delivery wagon. It is far enough from the highway that it looked morel like an old Divco or something. Maybe because the roof is flattened from a roll-over. Nothing there but the body. Front end still on it but buried in the sage. No frame or running gear.







 

Eric B

Precision Fit
Nov 27, 2009
841
Colorado Springs, CO
First Name
Eric
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
Other
Looks like a nice resting place for the wagon.
I agree with Major Tom.
"Did ya get the gas cap?"

That looked like it was ready for continued life on another wagon
 

Gojeep

Well Oiled
Jan 10, 2010
3,479
Victoria Australia
First Name
Marcus
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1948
Great shots. You dont have them at a higher resolution some where do you as good enough for my desktop background?
 

Pete

Founder/Owner
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 17, 2009
6,491
Hailey, Idaho
First Name
Pete
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1960
Gojeep said:
Great shots. You dont have them at a higher resolution some where do you as good enough for my desktop background?
Nope, they are phone camera shots... I didn't have my other camera with me that day.

Pete
 

Chuckles

Bigger Hammer
Feb 21, 2010
99
SW Missouri
First Name
Chuck
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
1949
Those round delivery wheelwells are hard to come by. Any chance you might be able to save them?
 

hogi

Bigger Hammer
Nov 7, 2009
88
Willys Model
Willys Year:
jnichols said:
The rear doors don't look to bad, I might be tempted to find the landowner if I lived nearby.
The landowner may say: "it ran when i parked it" :D
or:
"its fore sale, rust in the usual places" :shock:
 

62 OlllO

Well Oiled
Oct 19, 2009
1,821
Georgia
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1962
If the Willys could ever talk....What a story it would be......I hope it can stay unmolested for many more years to come....laying in tribute to it's amazing journey. Reminding us all that even at the end of the road, this Willy's has a beautiful patina and a graceful stance. Some people would call it trash or junk, others would look at it for the scap metal...But my eyes... see it as art.
Thanks for the post.
 

Willy48

Sharpest Tool
Aug 10, 2010
389
Manchester, CT
First Name
Lee
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
What I find truly amazing, is the amount of unoccupied space surrounding these abandoned relics. Here in New England, if there isn't a house on a piece of ground, then it's covered with trees, or it's a small working farm (very few of these left, too). How vastly different is the country, in which we live !!

Later...

Lee
 
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