The Chevy 265 is era correct. I’ve never heard it put quite that way before. This runs and drives and has a warn OD.
“Here we have a 1953 Willy’s Jeep that came from Tennessee so it is rock solid!! At some point years ago, somebody did a very professional looking installation of a 1956 Chevy 265 V8, which has all matching numbers including the 4 barrel carberator that still has the tag on it. This engine was installed so well that it looks like the jeep came from the factory with it. The engine itself runs absolutely excellent. It starts up immediately, idles beautiful, no smoke or noises whatsoever. I figure the engine itself is worth a little bit of money by itself to someone who may be looking to restore a ’56 Chevy.
I bought this Jeep only a few months ago beccause I fell in love with how solid it was and that it had the 265 in it that is era correct for the Jeep. The only 2 rust holes were where the original taillights mounted – all I did was grind it down and everglass it in. The Jeep had multiple colors on it and was half sanded down when I received it; So, I sanded down the rest of it and sprayed the Jeep with a Sherwin Williams Commercial Water Based Paint. This is not a quality paint job by any means. I just couldn’t stand looking at it in multiple colors anymore.
When I purchased it I only heard it run with gas down the carb. I have cleaned out the gas tank, rebuilt the carb and as stated earlier, it runs perfect. The engine will run at 160-180 degrees all day long. The Jeep has Warn lock out hubs and a Warn overdrive unit. Everything on this Jeep is stiff from sitting many years. I have driven it around the yard – the brakes work good, 1st and reverse and hi low range are easily shifted. Everything else needs to be freed up to work properly. I have only done as much as I have had time for to get it ready for winter storage. – incl new antifreeze.
It has a full canvas top as pictured; However, while trying to put it on in 40 degree weather, I was not able to get all the snaps to snap. So, I don’t know if it needs to be done in warm weather to stretch or if it is just shrunk. The clutch works excellent. Glass is all good. Back tires are very nice. Front tires are dry rotted. It does come with a spare as well as a 5 gallon jerry can and a tote full of extra parts. Floors are great – no rust at all. If you look closely at the photos you will see that the drivers side muffler is good and the passenger side is completely shot. The rest of the pipe going up to the exhaust manifold is good.
It has a clear Ohio Title that matches the vin plate on the body. It does come with extra paint.
This is a PROJECT VEHICLE.
I do like this vehicle alot which is why I bought it; However, it will have to sit outside tarped off this winter which I really hate to do so I have decided to sell it. If it does not sell, I will tarp it off & it will be its first time outside in snow in at least 30 years that I know of.
216-402-1496 DO NOT TEXT – I CAN NOT RECEIVE OR RESPOND TO YOU. DO NOT TEXT ME.”
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