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From Long Haul Truck to Hot Rod

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods

So, you have an extra $100,000 and 3000 hours.  What do you with yourself?  Randy Grubb decided he’d build a Hot Rod out of a long haul truck.  Popular Science magazine highlights Randy’s efforts.  Though it has nothing to do with jeeps, I thought it was worth mentioning.

What I really liked was the before and after pics.  In the before pic, you can see how he arranged the parts so he could visualize what he was building.  Any of us who have done projects like this where there aren’t specific instructions/directions can relate.  I can’t tell you how many times I put on and took off the jeep body to make sure it fit in the right spot, not too far forward, not too far back, not to high, was it straight — then stand back and ponder and take a few pics and adjust and ponder …. details, details, details.  It’s all part of the fun :-).

Despite it’s fun design,  this wasn’t just some show vehicle.  When Randy was finished, he drag raced it at 100 mph.  Now that’s a HOT Rod!

I’ve included the before pic (taken by Randy’s wife).  You can see the after pic result and read all about the transformation at Popsci.com.

 
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1956 Jeep Rod Dollar Bay, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s registered and drivable.

“Up for bid is a 1956 Willys Rat Rod truck.   Everything is pretty much new.  Mustang II front suspension, ladder bar coil over suspension 9″ rear end 4.11 gear, four wheel disc brakes, Willwood dual master cylinders.  2 speed power glide w/ brake 4200 rpm converter.  New heavy duty rear drive shaft.  1965 327 Chevy small block 30 over alluminum edelbrock rpm heads 11.1 compression ratio.  Forged crank, 6 ” rods, custom ground Howard’s cam solid flat tappet, balanced, blue printed, and dynoed.  Weind tunnel ram with 2 carter AFB carbs.  Full mallory ignition.  Rack and pinion steering.  There is so much to list, please call Mugsy for more information.”

 

 
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1949 Jeep Rod Palm Beach, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay.  **SOLD**

(03/17/2010) If you are gonna build a jeep rod, go all the way.  This builder went farther than that.  How about the hood ornament or the cutout star on the hood.  Pretty unusual!

“This is a 1949 Willys CJ2-A that features- New frame and body from Willys Acres (Canada), Rebuild 134 Willys Jeep Motor & transmission, New brakes, starter, carb, alternator, clutch & drive shaft. Front 700 x 16 firestone military tires, new 16 x 4 wheels from coker tires, rear 820 x 15 firestone, 15 x 7.5 smoothy wheels from coker tires. wheels are powder coated red, chrome 30 Cal. Browning machine gun, 1957 chevy steering box”

 
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1948 Truck Hot Rod Mt. Washington, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

Check out the suicide doors!

“1948 Jeep Willis P/U. 302 – Chop Top -Sucide Doors – Mustang Front End – Disc and Drum- Tilt Wheel- Truck is in primer, turn key ready to ride. Sale or Trade for 1977 or older, Muscle Car, possible trade for Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Rhino. NO Joy Rides Please. Pics available on request”

 
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1954 Truck Rod Selma, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500

(03/15/2010) Here is an old school Rod.

“i have decided to sell my rat rod project.its a 54 willys with 2 1/2 ton izuzu box truck axles.it has the stock frame modified.toyota 4×4 steering box and tilt colum,1972 running 350 motor,1972 turbo 350 trans,around a 373 8000 lb rear end,the truck needs finished.im losing interest in it.it has the removible roof cap to run topless if you want to.needs ,front end finished,wiring,brakes,drivshaft,fuel lines,and glass and also needs a bed but mite have one soon to go with it it is low and long.i will trade this for a chevy muscle car pre 72 or a cool old school chevy truck pre 72 or ?.the more work i do the more the price will go up.im just trying to recoupe some of my money.call 541-660-2202 or email for more info or pics.”

http://medford.craigslist.org/bar/2274318369.html

 
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Year? Slightly Rodded Pickup Union Park, Fl **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $6500. **Status Unknown**

It looks pretty nice, though the ront bumper looks a bit crooked in the pic.

“351 Windsor Ford Engine/20,000 miles-runs great/9 inch Ford rear end/Mustang front  end.”

 
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1948 Truck Louisville, Ky $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This Wagon has a pretty plush interior.

“VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND 48 WILLYS JEEP. HAS 69 CHEVROLET 350 4V, AUTO, 69 NOVA SUB FRAME AND REAR END.  NO E`MAILS – if interested or want more info please call DALE @ 502- 396-9088 NO Scammers Phone calls ONLY.  my friend listed this for me and I don’t have a computer – phone calls only.”

http://louisville.en.craigslist.org/cto/1570302073.html

 
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1959 Wagon Jeep Rod Elgin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Here’s the foundation for an interesting project.

“1959 willys jeep chop top, needs tlc 1.000 or best offer . no engine . 4 speed trans 4 wheel drive ..duel wheels .. very solid jeep and head turner”

 
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1950 Jeep Rod Truck Largo, Fl $3500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods

This seems a bit pricey given the condition of the project.

“1950 willy’s truck cab that is chopped with custom built box frame. Speed way drop front axle kit. Rear semi elliptical springs and original willys axle. Needs steering set up has reverse corvair mount and steering link. May consider trade for Amc car or jeep wagoneer, fox body, some ford or a built sbchevy engine. Want to get something equal value. I have a title but it needs to have an id plate made for it. Email if interested, thanks shawn”

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/1546523089.html

 
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Jeep Rods

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

Gerald sent me a pic of the Jeep Truck Rod below.  After some searching, I found some others.   There’s a great thread with various Jeep Rod photos as well, one of which I show below.  I suspect this is the first of several Jeep Rods Posts as I suspect other pics will pop up based on the few searches I did this evening.

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Here’s a pic from the Jalopy Journal Site:

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Here’s a fantastic Jeep Rod:

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Here’s a list of links:

1. The thread on the Jalopy Journal

2. http://fxb.worth1000.com/entries/565179/jeep-rod

3. Kill Billet Thread

4. http://www.billhughes.com/dragjeeps/

5. FC-150 Rod

6. Jp Magazine Rod Project

 
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1957 Willys Truck Lima, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

1957_truck_limaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000

This pics are crappy, but you can see enough to see this is an unusual truck.

“1957 willys jeep. me and dad built this from the ground up it is awsum.. the body is channeled over the frame. its choped. it has a 350 thats not stock….you have to see in person…it is deff a head turner for sure