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    1954 Willys Station Wagon

    I'm saddened, but I am departing with my Wagon. I want a new toy, and the wife says the CJ or Willys has to go. Since I use the CJ, and the Willys has sat for 2 years in the garage, I made my decision.

    The nitty gritty:
    She has been garaged the past 10 years. 8 by previous owner, and 2 by me. Little exposure to the elements.
    Stock Willys Super Hurricane Inline Six (6-226)
    Runs strong. Has started every time.
    T90 Transmission (stock)
    Spicer 18 Transfer (stock)
    NO overdrive unit. A common question. It appears that at one time it had one, and has been removed. The Tranny hump has been cut, folded, then folded back. Kinda ugly...but a rug will cover it.
    Mechanically, everything works.
    Dual-A-Matic locking hubs.
    VERY straight body. Hardly a door ding.
    Interior is clean. Seats in good shape. I have installed Lap Belts for 3. One Driver, Two Passengers.
    It has the original oak slats. They are in very good shape, but need to be sanded, then some polyurethane, and they will be beautiful.
    She has been converted to 12 volts. All gauges work.
    Brand new BFG All Terrains.

    Another common question is rust. VERY little. Some surface on exterior. Had some on passenger floor (leaky heater I'm sure). There are a few very small holes that go completely through, but floor is still very solid. My intentions have never been a frame off restoration, so I treated the rust with POR15, and painted over it. I removed the stock heater, but still have it.

    I also have the original 6v generator and stand.

    Now some pics:


    Cool Dash...never been cut


    Willys Super Hurricane Inline 6 (6-226)


    With the new rubber


    Straight body on drivers side


    Straight body on passenger side


    Passenger floor after POR15 and paint


    Rear doors open


    Rear seats are split, and they fold and tumble for added storage room


    Drivers seat, etc.



    Here she sat, for nearly 8 years. Amazingly, we charged the battery, fired her up, and I drover her home. Biased tires felt like they were square! Looked like she was smoking, but it was all the dust being blown off.


    If you're looking for a fast car, this isn't for you.

    If you're looking for a rock crawler, this isn't for you.

    If you love old Jeeps, this IS for you.

    I'm asking for $5,000

    Thanks for looking

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    That is one VERY beautiful Jeep! I wish I had room for another in my stable.
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    clicky clicky for video


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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR Jeeper View Post
    clicky clicky for video

    Very nice video for a sales tool. The rig looks like a good one to buy. Wish I had some extra bucks. Good luck with the sale.

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    How about $4500? Anyone from MJR. I still have it listed for $5k, but if you tell me your from MJR, I'll knock off the 500.

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    bump. Anyone?

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    Steve,

    You might try selling it on some of the vintage trailer web sites. There's a huge number of people restoring old trailers from the 40's - 60's. A lot of them like to tow their trailers with "vintage" vehicles. Just a thought!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Steve,

    You might try selling it on some of the vintage trailer web sites. There's a huge number of people restoring old trailers from the 40's - 60's. A lot of them like to tow their trailers with "vintage" vehicles. Just a thought!

    Thanks for the idea

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    I went through a lot of lookers and low-ballers, but I finally sold her. Actually, I will get cash in hand on Saturday, then I can truly celebrate.

    Buyer drove two hours to see it. Brought his son and grandson. He had told me about a "clean" 56 Willys he bought, that after 2 days of sanding, they named it swiss cheese, because bondo covered most the body, and it had a lot of rust through-out.

    He said,"please don't get upset, but I REALLY NEED to look close to be sure I'm getting what I want." No problem.

    Inspected nearly every inch of Willys with magnets...no bondo. Son was saying, "shit, I've never seen a truck this old, this straight, with no bondo." Both of them crawled underneath it with flashlights in hand. Crawled all over the motor. Dad says, "can I start her up" Go ahead. I'm standing next to the son, the Willys fires RIGHT up. Son goes, "oh my god!" He was amazed how quick it started, and how nice it ran.

    I didn't get all I was asking for, but I didn't take a loss. I think they were very impressed with the Willys, and they got an excellent deal. So, I'm not too worried they won't return on Saturday to give me cash for the check I'm holding the Willys with.

    So, now on to a new toy.


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    Congrats on the sale Steve,are you going for a dual sport bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GP4Play View Post
    Congrats on the sale Steve,are you going for a dual sport bike?
    Yup...thats whats next

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    Good for you Steveo!! I,m glad ya sold her finally ..now like ya said on to the next toy!! I,m sure some of the fellers on here are gonna be happy yer gettin a dirtbike to join them on their adventures...
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