5 Rigs of Hammertown 2020
A Willys, an International, a Jimmy, and more at King of the Hammers
Wes Kilgore brought his '46 Willys from Klamath Falls, Oregon where he and the Jeep tackle some of the area's stickiest mud bogs with the Terra tires. Wes tells us the Willys is number 63,430 and he wants to leave it just the way it is with its leaf springs and Rancho springs.
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Sam Fabian made the trek to King of the Hammers 2020 and made camp in Hammertown with his '96 GMC Jimmy. The truck's spec sheet includes the 4.3L V-6, 4L60E trans, NP241 transfer case, with a 14-bolt in the rear and a Dana 60 up front. Gears are 5.38s and the truck sits on 37-inch Pit Bull Rockers. Sam has an 18-gallon fuel cell in the truck's rear, a full hydraulic steering ram, 2.5-inch Fox coilovers in the front, and 2.5-inch Fox bypass shocks out back.
Cord Reside, of Pennington, New Jersey, brought his '87 F-150 to Hammertown. The truck gets power from the 300 ci I-6 to the ground via its Muncie four-speed trans, NP205 transfer case, and into the 9-inch rearend and Dana 44 front axle. Cord has a Detroit locker in the front and a trusty Lincoln locker out back with 4.88 gears all around. He tells us the truck performs quite well in the slimy rocks and trees typical of America's East Coast.
Josh McMillan came from San Diego, California with his '79 International. When he fired the machine up we saw a belch of smoke from the 6.9L oil burner under the hood. He crawls by way of the dual NP205 transfer cases and the truck's 14-bolt rearend and Dana 60 front hold onto a set of Super Swampers.
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