You don’t see the Mercedes-engine-in-a-wagon mod too often.
“Need to make room for an arriving project. Opening bid is the reserve, so, bid to win..Prefer Cash on pick up or postal money order but paypal will do
Not included in this sale is: kermet, front hubs or rear heater… i will include an old set of warn hubs..
This is a 50 1/2 or 51 body (with mostly original paint, including the pin stripes in the raised beading under the side windows) sitting on a 58 chassis.. titled as a 58. I have both vin plates so you could probably apply for the earlier title.
Daily driver. Goes down the road very well, with no issues and is fun to drive. Been on the road for a bit over 2 years with no problems..i used it for work every day, loaded with a full compliment of carpentry tools. hour each way
Currently registered and insured.. inspection is overdue, mostly because of laziness.. Hanger bearing recently started clunking after 2 years on the road(it was used,but good when i put it in) have a new one
Motor is from an 85 300d that had 200,000 mils on it. Runs good, no smoke, good oil pressure when i put it in. I don’t have oil gauge hooked up now. I tested it with a temporary when i first started the unit.
I grafted the mercedes cross member/engine support to a set of beefed up willys motor mount perches, (which bolts to current chassis).. This way i could use the stock mercedes motor mounts and engine shocks, which were installed new at time of assembly. I also used the mercedes accelerator pedal and linkage as they are rubber mounted to keep engine vibration from the drivers foot, which it does. I had to graft in a section of the benze firewall into the willys in order to make that happen, and it works well.
ALSO NEW at time of maiden voyage(over 2 years ago): windhield glass and rubber, sliding glass rubber and tracks etc,willys repro wire harness, repro brake lights, all brake components (including lines and hoses), all belts and hoses, valve cover gasket ,rebuilt wiper motor(electric ones are for girls!),gm alternator, radiator, oil pressure line to cooler, pitman arm, tie rods, u joints, tires (on 16″ truck rims), rebuilt steering box, battery. willys america door panels and firewall insulation, heater core cleaned and tested and heater media blasted and painted correct color….etc, etc . . . Much more info on eBay”