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A Willys Wagon Survivor

Checking out a nearly stock 1954 Willys Wagon.

We love old 4x4s, and generally the more modified, the better (as long as it still looks like an actual rig), and while we'd just as soon own one of everything. we still haven't won the lottery yet. Until then, when we bump into cool old 4x4s like an astoundingly stock and original 1981 Toyota Pickup or what might be the world's most homely Jeep, we will take a few pictures and shoot a short video showing some of the details of the old rig. Our hope is that we can learn more about these unique vehicles that have survived the test of time with you and from you, our off-road enthusiast readers.

Willys Wagon for the Ages

This particular Willys Wagon appeared a while back at our buddy Drew Norman's Jeep restoration shop known as the Jeep Farm, and every time we've seen it since we've ogled its original SUVness with pleasure. The Jeep is a 1954 owned by a Jeep Farm customer who wanted a little help getting it back into running order. The old Wagon, which belonged to the current owner's grandfather, needed fresh wiring, new brakes (including a front disc brake conversion), new springs, new tires, new shocks, a new heater core, rebuilt steering, a new clutch, rebuilt transfer case, and more. We caught up with the Willys at our other buddy Trent McGee's automotive wiring shop, Wicked Wiring in Glendale, Arizona. There we shot a series of detailed pictures, and even a video of us firing the 226 Hurricane six-cylinder engine in this unique and original Willys Wagon. Check it out!