The Project

1bgwlly

Gear Grinder
Oct 31, 2015
9
Pollock Pines
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1962


Well my family has had this rig for at least 20 years now but now that I'm coming off a deployment, I can finally put some work on it. Currently it sits on ID D44 front and 60 rear, rancho rs9000xl shocks, chevy springs... ford 351w, 11:1 compression. Im currently working on the interior giving it a resto mod look. New corbeau baja xrs suspension seats and building a false floor in back that will have drawers for shotguns and camping gear as well as a spot for speaker amp. More pics and build stuff will come once I'm home. I also have more of my build on instagram @Jman7t

Feel free to follow and check it out.


John
 

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TinkerToyII

Well Oiled
Aug 16, 2010
1,334
Grand Junction, Colorado - Ivins ,Utah
First Name
Randy
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1956
John that looks like a great project, it is neat that it has been in your family for so long. What are all of your plans for your project. When do you get back home? What Branch of the service are you in, We love our Military !! Where is Pollock Pines you guys ask, well it is in California, part of Sacramento... I had to google it to find out. And by the way welcome to the Forum..
 

Metalguy

Precision Fit
Feb 18, 2015
620
Northern WY
First Name
Bill
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Keep us posted with lots of photos. Thank you for your service, and choice of vehicles ;)
 

1bgwlly

Gear Grinder
Oct 31, 2015
9
Pollock Pines
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1962
Randy,

My final plan is to put it on humvee goodyear military 37 inch tires. I want to be able to go out in the woods and snow wheel with friends. She will be a little heavy but I should at least be able to take the regular trails. Panels are too expensive to do any crazy wheeling with it. Im overseas until December, Im planning to make the moab meet if all goes well. I had my father put it rollaways in doors so i can start building a new dash with heater, defrost, cb, stereo, digital gauges... the works. It will be new look on a classic piece. A very tall willys. On the bald 33s that are on the thing is about 3.5 feet to the floor board. done it will be over 4 with rancho 9000s on remote. Ill have roughly 20k invested but its a rig that i will pass on to my kids like my father did to me.

-John
 

1bgwlly

Gear Grinder
Oct 31, 2015
9
Pollock Pines
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1962
Part of the build adding the IH D44/60



https://instagram.com/p/oUkEUGtPzz/


So heres a few pics of the build before I left, I had to angle the knuckle to give me 6 degrees up to the t-case. The Exhaust is mocked up. Im deciding if I want to go out to in front of the rear tires or leave as is. I will post more pics as I get them. The link is a video of the 351w running.. The rig was still on donuts and not even closes to finished drivetrain.

Cant wait to see this project unfold.
 

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