This is my 1966 Willys Pickup. It has been converted to a Toyota 3B Diesel engine & 40 Series Land Cruiser gearbox & transfer case I also put a two-piece windscreen in it for a more vintage look.
Although these trucks ceased production in 1964 this was built in Jan 1966. I’m guessing sales were very slow after the new Gladiator came out in 1963. I’ve heard a few stories about the production in the Brisbane factory so when restoring it I found a few parts that are different than what is supposed to be on these Pickups like the front spring pivot eye bush & pin. Also the rear differential is a little wider so that may have been originally for a Forward Control. None of this surprises me from what I’ve heard, they just use what they could find on the shelf, this would have been one of the last ever made. Parts bins would not likely have the exact parts they needed.
Willys Jeep Life Story – Ian Pattinson
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