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    FrankenWillys

    My brother purchased this last year and I finally got a chance to look it over. It's a 1955 Willys Wagon. It's really straight looking Jeep but it's missing some originality. The engine and transmission has been replaced with a slant six out of a '79 something dodge. I haven't crawled underneath it yet to find out what the tranny/transfer case is. Front axle has been replaced with a Dana 44 to go along with the 44 in the rear. It also has a steering column from a Comanche or Cherokee.

    It's got a lot of potential to be a fun project for the two of us. Hopefully I can teach him a few things. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1460596819.830996.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1460596834.588087.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1460596850.196662.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1460596870.806956.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1460596893.385170.jpg

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    That dude from Mississippi notnalc68's Avatar
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    Nice project.

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    That'll be a cool build.


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    Oh so much potential!!

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    It's already too cool. Can't wait to see where you take it.
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    That is Slick! I will be watching!

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    Just looked and it has a TF727 trans and a NP 208 t-case.

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    That's a sweet ride!

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    So I decided to add a second "FrankenWillys" to this thread since I'll will have both in my garage and it follows the theme of my brothers. I picked this up from a good friend today. It was his mother's. The jeep is a 1951 Willys CJ-3A. The axles have been swapped out for ones from a CJ-5. The engine is a 4.3L Vortec with a 570cfm Holly four barrel and long tube headers. The transmission is a T-18 with a Dana 20 T-case bolted up to it. It was a blast to drive and I spun the tires leaving every stop sign. Never used 1st gear because it was too low. Tires are 33x12.5x15 Wildcats. I'm eager to make it my own. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268043.678691.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268065.898085.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268078.728700.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268092.903940.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268102.791533.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268114.013021.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268128.937509.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1463268139.876517.jpg

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    Both look awesome!
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