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#1 EWW

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:42 PM

1955 Willys Wagon on an s-10 frame

https://seattle.crai...6858034543.html

It’s in the region it could be a really fun and practical island car - thinking restomod

It’s a bit high for non-dealer sale considering the condition. Would like to get it for 4500-ish

Parts are available

Any thoughts on the limited details provided?

Edited by EWW, 09 April 2019 - 07:00 PM.

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#2 Lee in Texas

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

I wish I could provide some real insight. All I can say is damn that thing is cool. I love restomods like that; old car style with modern reliability and conveniences.
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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:40 PM

So this is a Willys body on a S-10 frame? Are all the mechanicals Chevy then, or is it a real Frankencar? If the conversion was done well, then you might only need to do cosmetics and basic upkeep. I would want a much closer look and maybe some measurements of the frame to body fit. I can't tell from the pictures, but something looks out of square to me. It could just be the big wheel wells and some odd angles, or the body could have been put on a bit crooked. For your limited use, that might be no big deal or even a fun quirk, but I would want to know.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:42 AM

So this is a Willys body on a S-10 frame? Are all the mechanicals Chevy then, or is it a real Frankencar? If the conversion was done well, then you might only need to do cosmetics and basic upkeep. I would want a much closer look and maybe some measurements of the frame to body fit. I can't tell from the pictures, but something looks out of square to me. It could just be the big wheel wells and some odd angles, or the body could have been put on a bit crooked. For your limited use, that might be no big deal or even a fun quirk, but I would want to know.

Same reaction.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:09 AM

Noticed that.

I took it to be too small of wheels throwing off perspective.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:16 AM

Noticed that.

I took it to be too small of wheels throwing off perspective.

If the body is securely mounted to the frame, but they didn't square it up well, it might be a fun oddity and a bargaining chip. I get the impression that this will be a local hobby cruiser, and you won't be doing major road trips in it. If they cobbled together a mounting system that isn't solid, I would pass on the car.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:17 AM

It looks like a fun driver but that body does looks a little rough. Which isn't bad if you don't mind working on cosmetics once in a while.

 

Being on a modern frame with modern systems, look at the wiring. Is there a bunch of cutting and splicing? Or did they keep it in tact? If they have the s-10 engine/trans with the electronic controls, an un-harassed wiring harness will save many future head aches. As modern systems got more complex, things that seem unrelated can be interconnected and dependent on each other. For instance, if it has auto door locks, it might need feedback to shift into drive. When doing a re-body like that and you aren't using something like the door locks, you keep the system together and hide it somewhere so it is out of the way. Check things like that to see how they handled it. If they just cut the wires they didn't need, spend some extra time with it to make sure it doesn't have any weird quirks.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:36 AM

it's parked on an angle, the suspension is pushing the body more level


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:36 AM

If the body is securely mounted to the frame, but they didn't square it up well, it might be a fun oddity and a bargaining chip. I get the impression that this will be a local hobby cruiser, and you won't be doing major road trips in it. If they cobbled together a mounting system that isn't solid, I would pass on the car.


It’s a pretty common retrofit

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=XoELey7L8d0
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

that thing

 

 

is cool as shit.


i love the color.


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#11 EWW

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 06:26 PM

I was all set to go and see that car, and this popped up tonight...more inline with my “dream car”

Needs a bit more work...

https://seattle.crai...6865033941.html
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:14 AM

I was all set to go and see that car, and this popped up tonight...more inline with my “dream car”

Needs a bit more work...

https://seattle.crai...6865033941.html

That's looks like a nice ride. 


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#13 EWW

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:55 AM

That's looks like a nice ride.


I keep getting “an error has occurred” when I try to get the contact #

If anyone is able to get it please PM me
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 07:57 AM

Screenshot with contact info sent
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:16 AM

Much appreciated
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:57 AM

Going to go view and potentially buy the truck in a few hours.

It has huck brakes...so original rebuild from what I can tell
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:10 AM

being a coastal truck,be extra vigilant for rust


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

Truck is clean and rust free - i’m Going to officially own it Wednesday morning
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

Awesome. Post better pics.
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:49 PM

I will. It will likely get it’s own thread
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