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January 2006 Off-Road Rides - Readers Rides

Blue And Red Willys
Posted January 1, 2006

The vitals:

'62 Willy's pickup truck (blue)

Owner/builder: Mike Howland

Frame: Original boxed

Engine: 350-cid Chevrolet

Transmission: SM 465 manual

Transfer case: NP205

Steering: GM column/box

Front axle: Scout II Dana 44 with Torsen-Gleason

Rear axle: Custom-built Dana 60 with Detroit Locker

Rear bumper: Smitybuilt

Front bumper: OEM

Tailgate: Owner-built using original Willys tailgate parts

'59 Willys pickup truck (red)

Owner/builder: Troy Linquist

Frame: Original

Engine: 402-cid Chevrolet with B&M Supercharger

Transmission: Turbo 400 all-manual shift

Transfer case: NP205

Steering: GM column/box\

Front axle: Scout II Dana 44

Rear axle: OEM mod 53

Bumpers: Owner-built

Tailgate: Owner-built using original Willys tailgate parts

The vitals:

'83 Toyota pickup truck

Owner: David Valdez of Placerville, CA

9-inches-over-stock super-flex rear springs

2-inches-over-stock front springs

Front axle relocated 2 inches forward

High-steering box

5150-series Bilstein shock absorbers

5.29 ring-and-pinion

MagnaFlow exhaust system

Smitybuilt side steps and rear bumper

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