Thinking about a willys - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > CJ Jeep Forum > CJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: washington state
Posts: 106
Thinking about a willys

I have been looking for another jeep and I am leaning toward an old willy. Right now im kind of set on a 1947 or so. I dont have any experience with them or with a vehicle that old. Ive found quite a few on craigslist that are in all different sorts of shape. Cheap ones that are rusty to fully restored ones that are way too much for me. But there are a bunch in between that seem like decent deals. What should I look for in one of these jeeps? If I buy one I plan on using it for a daily driver/mild off road

bt-dub is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 25
One thing to keep in mind is you can't drive a highway at all. But you can get the parts from kaiser willys. Some insurance company's wont insure something that old, I have a 58 cj3b and had to argue saying it was a military vehicle

58-Willy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
yellowsnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vancouver Wa
Posts: 40
Look for the usual cracks around the spring mounts and steering box mounts on the frame, rusted frame, and body mounts. The cahnces of finding one for a decent price that is already pretty solid is about slim to none, but the previously mentioned things should speed the rebuilding process up considerably.

The perfect build of these in my book are later model offset CJ axles, granny 4 speed (think t-18), dana 18 with an warn overdrive. Then you can run highway speeds and crawl with the best of them.
__________________
Politically correctness: The doctrine that holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick a turn up by the clean end.
yellowsnow is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 1,148
I agree with yellowsnow's opinion of a build... along with a V6...
__________________
Lynn
'05 LJ
lynn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 25
Don't do an engine swap in 40s or 50s jeep the frame and body were meant to go only so fast and designed to handle very little torque
58-Willy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I want to start a thread about what jeep lovers do for living wbrett1027 General Jeep Discussion 3310 Yesterday 12:22 PM
Question about half doors leaking andrewsudderth TJ Tech Forum 22 04-17-2013 10:26 AM
Thinking about a Wrangler, but which one Furkew WF New Member Check In 18 10-02-2012 08:11 AM
Plasti Dip...Bed Liner...what about this????? bengen1 JK General Discussion Forum 1 03-16-2012 08:12 PM
Question about the Law... Park_13 Arkansas Jeep Forum 7 03-15-2012 11:26 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC