Subtle Changes

    One Clean Wagon

    John CappaPhotographerVerne SimonsWriter

    So you wrench on an old Willys wagon for five years, finally get it ready to show off at Summit’s Truckfest at Norwalk Raceway Park, and what happens? You get first place in Jp Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award. Damn that was easy, thanks Mr. Cappa. Want to know what that feels like? Better start building, good luck, and in the meantime talk to Mark B. McGee who had this honor at last year’s event when he showed up with his can-be-seen-from-Mars-yellow Willys wagon.

    The influence of street rodding on this Jeep is quite apparent. From the fit and finish inside and out to the extreme attention to detail it would seem that Mark and his buddies are old hands at building the other type of Willys, namely those that are tubbed, chopped, and channeled. Apparently Mark had become bored with building street rods, and wanted something that would provide him with new challenges and ideas. And now that this challenge has been met and the Jeep is complete we hope to see more of Mr. McGee’s yellow Willys.


    HARD FACTS

    Vehicle:
    1960 Willys wagon

    Engine:
    Four-bolt main Chevy 350

    Transmission:
    T-90

    Transfer Case:
    Spicer 18

    Suspension:
    Spring-over with Superlift shocks and Energy Suspension poly bushings.

    Axles:
    Dana 25 4.27 (front)
    Dana 44 4.27 (rear)

    Wheels:
    Center Line Hellcats 15 x 8.5 with 3.75 inches backspacing.

    Tires:
    35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrains.

    Built for:
    Reasons we understand.

    Value:
    $18,000 and 5 years labor.

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