The builder of this jeep (who isn’t the seller) had an unusual solution for the front driveline. Not sure why it is attached at all. The seller also provides full disclosure that it shouldn’t be driven faster than 55mph.
Looks like a fun ride!
“1948 Willys-Overland Jeepster Hot Rod Convertible
Original Rust Free Body/Chassis, 350 Chevy Eng, Turbo 350 Trans, Chevelle Rear, Mustang II Front End with Rack & Pinion Steering, Chevy Tilt Steering Column, Autometer Gauges, Aluminum Radiator, Manual & Electric Fans, Lokar Shifter, etc.
Windshield has been lowered [chopped] and has new [tinted] glass.
Wheels are 15 inch with Baby Moons & Nice Radial Tires.
Clear Ohio Title.
Recent upgrades: Adjusted Valves, Installed New HEI Distributor, New Wires, New Plugs, New Holley Carb, New Gaskets in Headers. Replaced ALL the wiring using a New Painless Wiring Kit. Replaced Battery Cables, Oil/Filter Changed.
Must Sell – Downsizing Home & Shop – Moving out of State.
Cash Only on Pickup – No Trades
Call or Email – No Texting Please”
Joe in Mesa shared these photos of a jeep he saw at the local Kmart Cruise Night. I really didn’t know there were any Kmarts left!
He writes, I spoke to the owner who told me the cab was 50(?) Willys, front grill from a different Willys, 55 Chevy front axle, and 55 Ford pickup bed. I like the military theme and the graphics, sayings, and stickers. Nice guy, too. I told him about eWillys.com and said I’d be sending you the pics and info. He suggested the pic of the interior since he still kept the original shift pattern sticker inside the glove box.
UPDATE: This was listed in NC. Now in Huntsville. It has been remade a bit.
(03/06/2015) Runs and drives.
“1948 Willy’s jeep clean title
307 Pontiac v8 recently rebuilt runs excellent
400 turbo trans
custom stretched frame
s10 disk brakes in front
70s model Harley shocks with single leaf suspension in front
ford f150 rear end drum brakes Chevy wheel adaptors
c notch frame
17″ alum wheels with BFG mt’s
runs and drives good. awesome cruiser!gets tons of attention!
its a fun little jeep and have plans to keep upgrading but could use the cash
No motorcycle, boats, or dune/rail buggies”
UPDATE: Still Available.
“THIS IS A AWSOME RATROD. built LIKE A T BUCKET, Custom “Z” frame, 400 SB chevy mild cam, see pics.. less than 500 miles on build, lots of thumbs up, and picture takers…Fa$T.
Bowling green..other cars
horse cave customs . com
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Buz spotted this lowered jeep at the Charlotte Auto Fair. The seller want’s $8500. After looking at the front end, I’m not sure I”d want to drive this too fast.
Lots of updates. No longer 4wd. Looks good.
“Just in time for Spring is this one of a kind 1953 Willys Hot Rod Truck. It may still say 4 wheel drive on the Hood but this bad boy has been transformed from snow plow duty to a bitchin Street Rod. The project started with a super clean stock 53 Willys pickup. The front end received a Mustang II suspension while the rear end came from a Lincoln. Four wheel disc brakes stop this machine like a 747. A brand new Ford 302 crate motor handles the power. the engine was placed as low and as far back as possible which gives this ride great handling. Inside has a bench seat and Jimmy Shine “spiked ball” shifter knob. Easy to drive and very reliable. New Painless Street Rod wiring. all lights, horn, turn signals etc. work as they should.”
Still plenty of work to be done.
“JEEP RATROD PROJECT 350 chevy $ 2500.00 or best offer ”
UPDATE: Back on eBay.
(2014-06-19) Here’s an unusual wagon.
“1956 Wills Wagon. 350 Chevy V8 Engine totally redone. Won 2nd place in truck division in only car show attended. Needs minor body work on hood and over right rear wheel well. NO RUST! Comes with extras, new headliner and other items already purchased for truck.”
Runs and drives.
“Was told started as a 1949 willys overland. Has a chevy 305 and automatic trans runs good. Not too much more to say take a look at the pics. 9000 obo”
This is an interesting build.
“1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER KUSTOM RAT ROD CHOPPED SMOOTHED ECT
BODY: HAS BEEN CHOPPED 4.5 INCHES, SMOOTHED HANDLES, DECHROMED, SMOOTHED REAR , GRAFTED REAR FENDERS FROM 36 CHEVY, LOUVERED HOOD.DOOR TOPS CAPPED AND SMOOTHED.NEW.39 FORD REAR TAILLIGHTS IN REAR BUMPER, BUMPER RELOCATED.H4 HEADLIGHTS NEW, NEW MARKER LIGHTS.PAINTED SATIN RED PEARL.BODY IS REALLY NICE SOME MINOR IMPERFECTIONS BUT ITS KILLER AND A KOOL DRIVER, WAS A PRETTY SOLID CAR.. INNER ROCKERS ECT ARE NOT ROTTED OUT , WAS A NICE BODY TO START WITH.. TAKE ANYWHERE OR SHOW IT AS IT TURNS HEADS.. WINDSHIELD IS CUT I WILL PUT IN FOR BUYER. SIREN FOR A HORN..KUSTOM PIN STRIPING ON HOOD AND REAR. FLOORS ARE SOLID BUT HAVE BEEN REPAIRED , AND RHYNO LINED(NO CARPET)..
UPDATE: Still Available.
(09/07/2014) Creative dash gauge plate. Lots of nice details on this ‘Purple Haze’.
“1950 Willys jeep pickup cab, HOT ROD. Front fenders and hood mounted on a 1988 s-10 Chassis. Fatman Coil over front suspension, Mustang ll power rack and pinion, Stock Rear end with air shocks, SSBC disc brakes on all 4 wheels by echelon with Bridgestone Tires. Alum. Fuel Cell with Holley Electric pump and Braided Steel Lines. Custom Flat bed lined with Kiln Dried Hickory and Hickory side rails. The interior is Lumina bucket seats, custom dash with VDO gauges, Mercedes Carpeting, Custom Door panels with Willus Logo covered in Leather. Power windows, Power door locks, Hurst shifter, Full headliner and back wrap, IDIDIT tilt column, painless wiring harness and Fuse box. The Engine is a 1993 Chevy 454, Fabricated valve covers, Edelbrock Chrome Manifold with Inglese adaptor and Weber sidedraft (2) carburetors, complete MSWD ignition system (6AL), Chrome headers, High flow water pump, billet aluminum brackets. The trans ins a turbo 350 built by Michigan Racing Transmission, No kick down but standard shift pattern. Griffin Alum. Radiator with electric fan, and a 1929 model A front bumper. Perfect hot rod and turns more heads than you can count. Every show it has been to it has won a prize. Over 43k invested. Please call”
Sure looks good.
“CUSTOM BUILT Willys
Performance Built 327
4 Speed Manual
Nice Sound System
Would like to trade for Muscle car (project with potential) Mopar – Chevy – Ford – I’m not prejudice – heck I would even consider foriegn or exotic”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.
(08/02/2012) “1946 cj2a 1st year of the CJ, Will sell complet or just Body with 6 point cage 120 wall dom tubing & frame set up for sbc is now a 2 wheel drive street rod,, pro built streched & boxed frame new m38 wimdsheil chopped 2″ gauges & petals go with, new jeep tail gate. New custom bed is now 102″ wheelbase would make cool rock crawer or lifted 4X4 have title in hand $4600 Body only; $10,000 complete.”
Has road signs on the rear floors.
“Helloi have up for sale or trade a 1959 willys jeep it has a Chevy small blocK turbo 400 mild build on The motor 4 wheel disc brakes independent front suspension tow link wishbone with a pan armbar Has a ford 8.8 with 373 gears with posion full air ride front seats are Cat skin leather heated lumbar all the floors are done and road signs front all Dino matted an lot more it a ratrod has rust what do u have to trade or 9k obo I have a lot in to this so low ballers call or text ”
Powered by a big block chevy.
This awesome Willys was newly finished in 2013. Custom made to look like its been sitting on the side of grandpas barn for the last 50 years. Custom patina paint by Kreative Designs gives the illusion that this rat rod Willys looks aged, but the closer you get , the more you realize this Willys is anything but old and tired. 468 Big Block Chevy with over 500+ Rear wheel horsepower (Custom built, blue printed, and balanced), TURBO 400 TRANS, MUSTANG II front suspension.
Still needs work.
” This is a 1955 Willy’s Wagon that got chopped, sectioned, narrowed and shortened into a rat rod delivery. Has clean title. It has a 350 Chevy with a 700r4 automatic transmission. Holley carb, aluminum intake, stainless headers.HEI distributor, B&M shifter. It has new 6.50-16 tires on factory Willy’s wheels. New Speedway front axle, spring, radius rods kingpins etc. New triangulated 4-link, 2500 pound air bags. New underfloor power brake booster and master cylinder. New disc brakes and fuel tank. New tail lights. Has original steering wheel and steering box that work smoothly. The parking brake works with vintage brake handle. It is still a project with only a few things to finish. It will need…Radiator, drive line (parts included), wiring, fuel line, brake lines, glass, weather seals, torque converter cover, and an alternator bracket. The motor ran good in the donor vehicle, a 73 International Travelall. Not sure of what it was originally in. Transmission was never able to tested, Fluid looked good. Terms.. Deposit $500 within 24 hours. Remaining balance to be paid by cashiers check or cash within 7 days of auction close.”
It runs and drives.
“home built willys wagon rat rod. just tasting the waters. Have another project in the works, so need to trim the herd.
this is titled as a 61 with permanent oregon plates. have taken it to reno and beaches a few times.
The main body came off a 55 willys wagon. the frame is 50 willys 2wd frame. That’s about all that’s willys
motor is a 403 olds from a 79 Firebird
turbo 400 transmission
ford 8.8 from a 2001 crown vic police car
4″ drop axle from speedway motors
4 wheel power disk brakes
and much more we can talk about if your really interested
Please no calls after 9pm, no low ballers, I don’t really need to sell it.
I drive for a living so leave a message and I’ll get back to you
price is OBO Cash or trade only, and face to face. Would consider 16 ft car trailer as part trade, trike or bobber if they’re the righr fit, no shipping or international buyers.
listed on eBay”
Needs some additional work.
“SELLING RAT ROD!! TITLED AS 53 WILLIES OVERLAND SUPER SOLID CAB CUSTOM T-BUCKET CHASSIS CHEVROLET STRAIGHT SIX ENGINE CHROMED OUT….MUSTANG POSI REAREND 350 TURBO TRANS STRAIGHT FRONT MONOLEAF AXLE ..OVERLAND GRILL….NEEDS FINISHED UP BUT WILL DRIVE…NO JOY RIDES THIS IS A KILLER START ON A 1 OF A KIND TOY”
UPDATE: Was 25,000. **Status Unknown**
(06/07/2014) Great looking build.
“1954 Willys PU. This truck is All new, fresh, 95% completed.
Fatman Suspension and rebuilt posi chevy 10 bolt 3.73
302HO motor with AOD trans, lokar shifter. PS, PDB, tilt, electronic gauges, sanderson headers, magna flow exhaust, etc….
Top of the line everything. Pro built. Wiring just finished.
Its a driver now, just needs finish install on the Vintage AC then carpets and door panels finished.
I have $45k in receipts over the last two years on this build. Everything is new.
I do not need to sell, just found something else I want more.”
Runs and drives, but needs headlights wired.
“I have a 1947 jeep Willy’s rat rod for sale it a 301 Pontiac engine and turbo 400 transmission runs and drives good has a ford 8.8 rear end and single leaf spring on the front has LED brake lights and 20″ rock star wheels with good tires only thing it needs is the headlights wired up asking $700″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.
(10/21/2014) Lots of updates here.
“ONE OF A KIND nice hot rod . Don’t see these at car shows. This vehicle is hot rodded with a 47 willys body on a chevy S 10 frame with a 318 mopar drive train. A daytona biker theme. Sounds good and is a real head turner. lots of thumbs up. Call”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.
(08/29/2014) Most windows don’t have glass.
“Here is a 1946 Willys Jeep done RatRod style. It has the Patina look exterior with clear coat sprayed over it. It has a good running 350 engine and a smooth shifting 350 Transmission. It sits on S-10 frame with P/S and P/B. Yes it has rust in different places but just adds to the character. It has no glass in it except the windshield. It runs and drives good. It”s just a cool ride that you could drive and enjoy as is or restore as you like.”
It’s a project.
“1946 Willys Rat Rod/Hot Rod project. Willys body On a YJ frame, Z’ed in the rear over a full float 14 bolt axle, 4 linked with stock TJ arms and springs. Chevy 307 SB, with Edelbrock Performer intake & Holley 650. Original grill (as far as I know) and all four tires 31X9.5X16 included. Floor structure is there, just needs a floor. Front suspension needs to be built. Included are 1 Ton front inner C’s/hubs/rotors to make a custom axle. I can also include a complete I Beam axle, with a 4-5″ drop. And maybe even a complete passenger drop Dana 44 with the matching 8 lugs. This is a great start to complete the build, or part out! I’m open to trades, specifically looking for a tandem axle car hauler. I like anything automotive!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,000.
(02/07/2011) “1949 Willy’s Sedan Delivery Street Rod
2 Wheel drive. Built in 2001. 5000 miles since built.
Ford powered 302 engine. C4 Transmission 9 Inch differential.
All 12 Volt. Mustang 2, Heidts front end kit.
Disk Brakes, power steering Vintage air.
Custom interior, power windows Key-less locks.
Never spent the night out side and never driven in the rain.”