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.
Francisco E Lujan
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.
- 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.
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
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
Looking forward to seeing your web page.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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.
My pick-up is a little rare because it is "Luxo,” which means:
- 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 other colors
- made in 1968, 1969 and 1970
Another singularity of my pick-up: all numbers (engine, chassis, etc) are matching '9' (from 1969), but the documents and ID plate are 1970. Here we believe that my pick-up was made in late 1969 as a 1970 model.
The color that you love is a 1971 Ford color called “Turquesa Royal" (Turquoise Royal), but the original color of my pick-up was “Verde Majorca" (Majorca Green - see the photo with the turquoise covering the green and the other with a truck all green).
My pick-up is exactly the same as the one on the owner's manual - (See Photo)
1962 Willys Truck - This is what my truck looks like before I start the restoration. Chevy 350 with SM465 4 speed and NP205 transfer case. Ford 8.8" rear end with 4.10 gears, 8+" frame life and 3" body lift. 38.5" Super
Swampers, AGR Rock Ram steering, power brakes.
I plan on cutting out the frame lift and lowering to stock height, restoring the body, adding A/C and heat, power windows and locks, replacing the SM465 with a 700R4 automatic, replacing the seats and regearing to 3.73. This is going to be a daily driver, not a rock crawler. The build begins this August.
Here's a photo of a 53 Willy's PU 1 ton that I purchased about 6 months ago. I don't know how rare this model is but I have not seen many of them on the road. It has a lot of body issues but seems to be mostly complete except for some gages,glass and emergency brake handle and cables.
It was sitting for the last 12 years in Oregon then moved to Idaho where I purchased it then towed to Nevada now I have to move it to my home in Arkansas and restore. It now runs but is not road worthy because it needs working brakes and electrical harness.
1947 Willys Pickup. Hauled it home as a cancered out basket. 2 years later its now a 461 bigblock olds, turbo 400 9in posi ford. straight axle from a mail scout
11/dj jeep. Wide rear and skinny front tires. Built old school as a
tribute to the gasser wars era. 52in ladder bars roll cage, wide round
rear fenders. Welded tilt front clip, hydroboost brakes, front discs, b/m
reverse lockout shifter and a boatload of other goodies. Built as a tribute to the gasser wars era. Funny cars replaced them in about 1968. Now both the race versions nostalgia and street cars have come back with a vengence.
No matter where I drive, I get thumbs up, waves, still pics and
recordings. Truck is a daily driver and I have had more comments (good)
from women and kids. My wife says its just a very unique looking
truck. I can go to the dump or enter into a car show. Best of all
worlds. Truck will be featured on season 6 of GEARZ TV on Speed. Had a
4x4 willys wagon for 16 years, but this has been fun than being a duck
in a pond full of bugs.
Thank you for the great catalog.
Our Willys Pick Up is a 1960 with the original L6226 engine (rebuilt), T90 transmission with manual over drive added. We added power steering and a stereo which we put behind the driverís glove box door. The bed and racks were copied from Willys literature that gave actual measurements. It originally came with foot operated windshield washer system, but weíve been unable to duplicate the bag with a stock appearance. Itís fun to drive weather on steep grades south of us or the rolling wheat country north of us.
1959 Kaiser Willys “Tomcat” - This was a Colorado truck I found on the internet one night in 2004. It had been purchased by an antique truck dealer in Redhook NY and we talked several times before I drove out to see it and I made an offer. We agreed that he would deliver it on his flatbed trailer (towed by a Land Rover). This picture shows the nobby tires I found at Coker Tire online; otherwise, except for a faulty fuel pump, the truck ran well with good brakes.
Pretty much original condition interior, the usual hole in the floor and original paint job, but I liked the fact Tomcat hadn't been messed up with mismatched seats, steering wheel and so forth. Note the gun rack behind the seat--Tomcat was definitely a Colorado truck
and had seen plenty of work and sporting action!
Here's Tomcat three years later--spiffed up and yet still a truck, making a weekly dump trip and hauling firewood. That's a splitting maul in the gun rack. The fenders are all original, just straightened, tears evened out and welded and the the fenders
have rebar welded on the inside to strengthen them..
I couldn't resist chroming up the front with chrome replacement pieces for the grill and the original bumper chromed. The grill guard was found at a jeep truck parts junk yard along with a second visor. The interior was reupholstered with
matching grey vinyl seats and padded doors and visors. The headliner over the windshield and kick panels were also replaced. What I really like about old jeep trucks is the edginess look of them--straight lines, fenders you can put tools (or a drink on). subtle embossed panels on the doors, simple dashboard, and that classic jeep grill.
I had to send you shot of the old tailgate. Looks like the painter started out OK with his W, but the he must have popped a couple of Coors by the time he got to the S.
1950 Willys Truck I put together in 1985. Now after 26 years I decided to build a front bumper, the bumper looked so good now the rest of the truck needs refreshing. Starting with frame repair and new rear leaf springs it looks like I'll be calling Kaiser Willys a few more times over the next couple months. Thanks Kaiser Willys for providing us with quality restoration parts.
1961 Jeep Willys Pickup. I've had this Jeep Truck for 31 years since my Dad passed away. He was a coal miner and lost his right arm in the coal mines. He hauled all the house coal with this jeep. He pushed people up Jewell Ridge Mountain when there was lots of snow in Southwest VA. It has been restored to its original state except for tires and wheels. A lot of my parts were purchased at Kaiser Willys.
my name is john luepke i bought this truck when i was 14 im now 22 and havent worked on it much cause as soon as i was legal to work i had my first daughter she is now 3 and when i can do some work Caitlin (my daughter) loves to go help work on daddys jeep. im putting the body on a shortened 77 chevy chyanne chasi with a lightly built 350 700R trannie. it has a VERY long way to go before its road or even trail worthy. ill try to keep the pictures comin in with the progress of the truck. thanks
from the couve
Here are some photos of a 1951 Jeep Pickup I recently purchased wheel cylinders, master cylinder and flex brake hoses for. We have had some type of Jeep vehicle (7 in all) in our family my entire 63 years. I learned to drive in a 49 Jeep Pickup. We also have a 1967 C-101 that we hunt out of and putt around town in. This truck was my father's daily driver for years. Shortly after he died, I decided to extend its life with about 3 months of work on it. Hope it will last another 60+ years now. Pop was Kenneth F. Grogan Jr. I'm KFG III and I passed it to my son KFG IV. He has KFG V arriving shortly. 4 generations will have ridden down the road in this workhorse. It's paid it dues and is still solid as a rock. Original 134 came out years ago with a Chevy 235 taking its place. Timken rear end will wind motor up fast. Usually drive on highway 45-50 - just leave early and don't try to hurry. Vicksburg, Ms., our home, is on the Western side of the state right on Miss River. at South end of Miss River Delta. The Hill City is one of town’s nicknames. Ole truck will pull most the hills in town in 3rd gear and on some occasions may have to push it up into # 2.
Thanks for your help in keepin Ole Green goin.
Ken Grogan - Vicksburg, Ms.
1948 Willys Pickup 4x4, Chevy 350ci, Turbo 350 Trans, 35" BF, Goodrich All Terrain TA, 3" Dual MagnaFlo Exhaust, Tilt Telescopic Column From Corvette.
I've only had it now for about a month and I love it. I have wanted
one now for 21 years. The guy who had it before me was not very handy with the wiring so I had to take out all the wiring and am redoing it all right now. IT'S AWESOME!!!!!
I will so be doing some body work on it but does not need much as you can see. But I just want to get it out there and drive it!
Willys Pickup - I have been "repairing" an old Willys pickup for about 2 years… First I got it running… Then I started driving it and continuing the repairs as time and money allows…. It came from Colorado and was last used about 10 years ago as a snow plow…It came with a Rambler six… Just enough power to pull 80 mph… I added an overdrive and 16" rims/tires…It also came with a 1946 Harrison heater that was an accessory for a Chevrolet…. The truck still needs lots of body work but, runs smooth and fairly quiet… I added a Ford 6CD radio and a cup holder… Ok, so here are some photos….Let me know if you want more info.
1949 Willys pick up AKA "Junk Yard Dog" - 1949 Willys with Ford chassis, 456 gear ratio with lockers front and
rear, 429 V8 engine from a 1968 Ford Thunderbird, C6 automatic transmission, tires are 39.5" TSL Boggers (Super Swampers). The jUnk yaRD d0G is a real hoot to drive I haven't found a hill it won't climb or a trail it won't travel. I like to do a little amateur mud racing and keep the flag flying.
Kennewick, Washington State
1951 Willys Truck - 1951 4-134/3 speed manual. I bought this gorgeous little truck from a gentleman that claims to have done a frame off restoration and that everything thing on her is the original stuff.. Even the chrome was redone NOT replaced!!!..All I can say is that she is as clean under her as she is on top..Pardon tha Pun...lol...She runs and drives beautifully...I now would like to have just a early 50' truck body so that I could put in a more modern drive train and I feel that it wouldn't be right to do this to an all original..
Mike, I am contacting you from Melbourne, Australia. My 1963 Willy's Truck is an x- country fire vehicle. I found it in a paddock rusting away and restored it to it's original look. The tray is the original one made by the fire authority and I have removed the water tank and put timber on the sides. The Truck is now sprung over. It has the original OHC J 230 motor running into a 4 speed gear box which is from an M715. In Australia it has been in many Utility Shows and has also featured in Australian JP Magazine. I drive it everyday but also have a fully restored 1984 CJ7 which I drive also.
- Mark Dawson
I've uploaded a few pics of my 52 truck. I traded a 75 Valiant for it this summer. The truck is all original except for an earlier hood. The F-head runs great. It needs front springs, a wiring harness (which I am about to order from you) and a whole lot of metal work. I have to sell another toy before my wife will let me play with this one though!!! Thank you for providing reasonably priced replacement and restoration parts for these vehicles. Your catalog is my primary source for parts.
I'll send you pictures showing my progress.
Keep up the great work,
- Mark Freeland
This is a 1963 Willy's truck I bought it disassembled back in the 80's and put it back together. It has a 283 Chevy motor with a ford 3 speed rock crusher transmission the rest of the running gear is original spicer. 12,000 lb Koenig PTO winch. I've added a combination tool box/gas tank in the bed for additional fuel capacity and storage, since these pictures we're taken. The pictures are of it soon after it was restored. It has been on the road for about 15 years now.
This is my 1950 Willy's CJV35/U 1/4 Ton Water Proof Radio Truck S/N 10492. This is one of the rarest of all Willy’s Military Production Models. It was the only Military Contract Willys filled between WW2 and Korea. This is one of only a handful of restored examples of this rare jeep. Kaiser Willys was instrumental in providing parts for this project. The pictures labeled Gilbert Veterans Day were taken at the Veterans Day Celebration for the Town of Gilbert AZ where I live.
Thanks to Kaiser willys for all the parts that keep my old jeeps on the road... I am writing from Western N.S.W Australia and I have 3 Jeeps that I drive, including this 1951 Willys Truck (all original local truck). You don't see many trucks this old around I don't think too many must of come here back in the day. It came to Austrailia as a cab chassis and the flat beds were made up here..
My dad, Jim, acquired this 1960 Willy's jeep in 1999. He paid $100 for it, with no motor. The original was a 226, which we were able to find one in a wrecked jeep. We rebuilt it, and got this one running. Over the years he did quite a bit of tinkering in his spare time. With the help of 4 jeeps for parts, we were able to get it road ready. In 2008, I was lucky enough to get the jeep from him.
The first picture is me with the jeep when I first got it.
July of 2009, I finally got it painted.
- Mike Nesslar
1948 Willys Pickup, has a '53 nose, dump bed. I got a '79 Chevy 3/4 ton and put entire running gear in Willy, PS, PB, tilt wheel, 4-speed sm420, 2-1/2 ton shocks from '53 M-37Dodge, front chevy leafs, LT1 350 engine. This truck wheels so good, it’s like a Cadillac on the trail.
'64 Willys Pickup, Kaiser body, says Willys on firewall. MY Favorite truck. I drove it as my work truck for 20 years, then one morning it rolled down my hill into a tree. I live on a steep hill… the truck tipped over a 16" Oak Tree. It totaled the front end and frame, but cab is so tuff on those trucks, the doors still shut like brand new, one finger, so I put the body on '79 3/4 Chevy frame with complete chevy running gear, same as my '48. Not big on Chevy, but parts are cheap and plentiful, and they are tuff enough.
Update. My '48 is exactly the way I want it, I built it with junk yard parts, this truck has 3/4 ton running gear, LT1-350, 4-sp granny, pos. trac 4:11, ps. pb. tilt wheel, dump bed, I put 2.5 yrds of dirt on this
truck and hall it anywhere, thats 7500 lbs.!! It handles it like
nothing, and dumps it where I need it, this truck is rode hard and put
away wet every time, has never let me down, hands down, the best truck I've ever owned! One time, 30 miles down a abandoned mining road, a bunch of jeep buddies and myself were doing it right! High mountain, started raining and snowing, a 40" digger fell across the trail, this thing must have been 150' long, with no chainsaw and blocking the only way out, I hooked er up to the dump bed framing, when I began pulling, since the bed is way higher then axle, it pulled the back down, the Willys began to do Willys! it honkered down, grabbed traction, and moved what was probably a 40,000 lb. tree. Needless to say, Willys saved the day!
Here's a shot of my blue/silver Willys truck, along side my friend Troy Lundquist's red Willys truck. Troy has since sold his, but I still own mine. We both bought our trucks in the early 80's. Both were bone stock when purchased.
Thanks for helping out with parts in the past,