1959 6-226 Pickup - I have a 59 Pickup, 6-226 pretty much original so far. I want to change out the Steering wheel for something smaller diameter. I am a larger type person and not much room between the seat and steering wheel. Do you have any recommendations? Do I need to change out the Complete Column if so any models that are known to work well with only minor mods. Also if anybody has any ideas on changing out the bench seat to gain more room. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Eddy Redd's 1955 Willys 6-226 4WD. Purchased in 1983, painted in 1984. Sat in my Dad's barn in Gulfport, MS from basically 1983 until April, 2008. My son and I brought it over to Madisonville, LA in April 2008. Was a very special experience putting this back together with my son. He's 16. She's road ready. The interior is next on the list. All original or time specific. Might need it to get around when this country experiences civil unrest.
This is my 1951 Willys truck, I bought a couple of years ago for which I have been buying parts from Kaiser Willys for the restoration that is on its way. This truck has its original engine (f-4 hurricane), transmission and transfer case and the plan is keep it original and then take it four wheeling in the Arizona desert. Once the project is advanced more pictures will be sent. <br><br> Happy trails,<br> Francisco E Lujan<br> Nogales, AZ
Hi Mike, I thought I would send you some of the pictures of my Willys from start to finish The truck is I suspect a 1955 model. Although the chassis number indicates that it should be a wagon it is in fact a truck. It was built up from scrap and slowly took shape where today I use it as my pick truck. It is still totally original including the super huricane six motor. The only change I made was to convert the front brake to disks and to add a brake booster. Before that it did not stop too well. The whole process has taken some years but the work was worth it. There are not many of these trucks left in south africa and those that do exist have been converted to V8 engines, wide wheels and look like hot rods. I still need some bits and pieces such as badges and the dash board ash tray which I will order from you in due course. Regards - Frank Kloes
1956 Civil Defense Willys Truck - I had been searching for more than a year or so for an old jeep panel truck. I finally found one out in the mid west. Have it now and am enjoying the process of going over it to make certain everything is the way it should be, as it is a 1956 Willys Overland Civil Defense vehicle. The original contents list is with it as it is listed as a Rescue Vehicle. <br> The inside and outside is in remarkably good condition, with little to no rust and the original paint.
In July of 2009, while traveling to our camp in the Adirondacks, we passed a 1962 Willys Truck for sale at a local garage. My wife and I immediately fell in love with it, but reserved decision. On the same trip a week later - the "For Sale" sign was gone. We were heartbroken, and for the balance of the summer - during our near weekly trips to the camp - we lamented our loss. Yet the truck sat at the same garage. My wife, being a wise business person, suggested I contact the owner as, in her words "no deal is ever final". So, after a summer-long love affair with the truck, I called the Garage owner. He stated that the deal fell through, but that he had listed it on Ebay that morning on behalf of the owner. He provided me with the owners information, and after nervously watching the bidding, I contacted her. Ebay came-up short, my wife and I somehow found the cash, and in September we brokered a deal for the truck. The body (newly repainted), engine and drive train are excellent. Interior needs little work. We love the Truck - as do our (five) children and two dogs (pictured). We are new customers to Kaiserwillys.com, and look forward to many years in partnership. Thanks for the opportunity to tell our story - and thanks for helping to make owning such a piece of American History that much more possible. George N. Marshall
Hi Mike Here are some pictures of our '49 Willys Pickup. We have had it for 8 years and have worked hard on it the past 4 years. It was a piece of junk when we bought it and below is a list of the changes we have made. My wife and I did all the metal work, body work, paint and all the mechanical work. The whole drive line has been changed out. If you would like more pictures just let us know. Cummins 4bt diesel engine (1993) Chevy Turbo 400 transmission Dana 205 Transfer case Dana 44 front axle (353 gears) Dana 60 rear axle (353 gears) Deaver front springs Rancho adjustable shocks (RS9000Xl series) Power front disc brakes, powered by Hydroboost Power steering 37: Pro Comp tires Line X spray-on bed liner Fluidyne radiator Looking forward to seeing your web page. Thanks, Gerry & Sherrie Rommel
My Willys pickup is my farm truck and daily transportation. It is used for everything from pulling a fertilizer wagon to feeding hay to my cattle. It is very versatile and has never left me stranded or stuck. My wife of 41 years, Pam, and I drove the Willys from Northern California to Northern Arkansas in June of this year, with no air conditioning and no radio and we’re still married. It took us 7 ½ days and averaged 12 mpg. We saw and smelled sights that you never see blasting down the Interstate at 70 mph. We named him Waldo. Where’s Waldo now? He sleeps indoors in my Man Cave, beside my 1952 Ford pickup.
This truck is actually our 14 year old's. He has 20 months until he is legal. They are redoing everything. This is where they modified the step so it runs along with the cab line to the fender. 14 yr olds idea. It disappears into the side. Under the door they extended the door sill or rocker panel to straighten up the door line. More to come. Hope you can use them. We do have more pics.
Thanks, Dakota 14 yr old
Pic with hood off - and so it begins, removing cab #1 front frame is good on this one but rear section is beyond repair other truck had a plow for many years and the front section of frame has been cracked several times and butchered very badly but the rest is great <br> Pic of rolling chassis - this looks pretty funny driving around the parking lot the other shops around me think (know) I\'m a bit nutty <br> Pic of two trucks - these two will become one good truck, blue is 57 by the serial # grey one is 56???? no #s has supersonic on cylinder head?? instead of super hurricane and the spacing of front grill ??? Help me out with I DO if you can you folks have been great so far love your stuff, top quality and fit. I will need plenty more parts as project gets into full throttle. yeee haw here we go
1970 Brazilian Pickup Jeep Luxo (model 9321). I bought my Pickup in Feb of 2011 and fixed the engine and some other mechanical things for one year. I\'ve been driving it for 2 or 3 days a week since April of 2012. <br><br> Here in Brazil, Willys Overland was founded in 8/26/52 and made Jeep (also \'Jeep\' here), Aero, Station Wagon (\'Rural\' here) and Truck (\'Pick-up Jeep\' until 1971. After it\'s called \'F-75\') until 1968 as WO. In 1967, FORD bought Willy Overland and the cars were called FORD RURAL and FORD F-75. (You can see a comparison of the American and Brazilian models of the Station Wagon designed by Brooks Stevens - The article is in Portuguese, but has some pictures:http://ruralwillys.tripod.com/historia/testerural60.htm - It’s from September of 1960) <br><br> The \"Pick-up Jeep\" was made from 1960 to 1982, initially with the 6 cylinder engine (BF-161) and at the end with a 4 cylinder ethanol engine. <br><br> My pick-up is a little rare because it is \"Luxo,” which means: - 4x2 - knobs of the dashboard and ring around the gauges are chromed - front suspension is with independent \"coins\", not \"bars\" (see photo) - front bumper is chromed - two colors: roof in white and body with o