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Rock Rat: A closer look at this insane 1947 Willys from SEMA 2015, with video!

Posted in Features on November 3, 2015
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Kenny Hauk of River Raider Off-Road and Hauk Designs has created a show-stopping 1947 Willys that is, well, stopping traffic and getting folks talking here at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The rig has a 128-inch wheelbase and the long hood (made from two Willys hoods) covers a fire-breathing 12-valve Cummins turbodiesel that is said to generate 700 hp and 1,400 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through a TH 400 trans to an NP205 T-case, where it is split to an Auburn-locked Dana 60 front axle and an Auburn-locked 14-bolt rear axle. The suspension includes 14-inch-travel ORI air shocks.

But the craziest part of the rig is the stunning attention to detail and the repurposing of old items. Check out the photos to see some of these cool touches.

The ’47 Willys has a 128-inch wheelbase.
Under the long hood is a 12-valve Cummins turbodiesel that is said to produce 700 hp and 1,400 lb-ft of torque.
The interior sports a ton of repurposed items including the old pump handle transmission shifter.
The windshield frame was cut down 6 inches and fit with safety glass. Oh, and blades from an old sickle mower adorn the sun visor.
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