Our 1963 Jeep Willy’s Station wagon came to live with us in February of 2012. He was a rescue from a local vehicle graveyard. His back quarter panels were painfully rusted and his grill had lost it’s shine. Realizing “Willy’s” true potential, we dove into the work as a husband and wife restoration project. Immediately, we began searching for restoration guidelines and supplies and found endless knowledge through Kaiser Willys Auto Supply.
Kelly Dean replaced both of “Willy’s” rusted quarter panels and Kellie Jo sanded “Willy’s” weathered paint. After each day of work “Willy” began looking like a brand new jeep! Once all the bodywork was complete, Kelly gave “Willy” a new custom paint job. “Willy” became a woody! Not only was “Willy” a woody on the outside, but small details on the inside gave “Willy” even more personality. All the window trim, compartment doors and even the steering wheel was painted wood grain. “Willy’s” grill parts were re-chromed, he received all new bronze tinted glass and brand new upholstery. By late August 2012, “Willy” was up, running and cruising through town.
“Willy” has been on many adventures. He visited the local beach at the famous St. Anthony sand dunes, posed for photos at Jonny Sacks cabin in Island Park, Idaho, and even toured Yellowstone National Park! Wherever “Willy” travels, he is always turning heads. People will wave, give thumbs up and even chase “Willy” down just to get a better look at him. Thanks to Mike and all of the great people at Kaiser Willy’s Auto Supply, we were able to give our “Willy” a new, brighter future!
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Kelly and Kellie Shaw
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