What would be a good Donor for a Willys Wagon upgrade?
The plan is to have a Willys Wagon as a daily driver with an automatic tranny, power steering, power brakes, upgraded axles, air conditioning, and a diesel engine.
The idea is to drop the Willys Body on a truck or suv frame.
I am wondering what diesel truck or SUV would be a good donor for this?
Have not decided yet whether to go for a somestic V-8 diesel with 3/4 or one ton rating, or to go with a smaller foriegn diesel truck or SUV.
I had considered boxing the frame of a Willys Wagon and then doing all the mods like with my 53 Willys Pickup but this seems a cheaper, simpler, and less time consuming way to go.
Let me know what you think good donor vehicles would be.
This will be at least a two year project, and plan to start with a junk yard Diesel Truck or SUV unless a great deal on one comes up.
Tom Roberts, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse and Jeep Nut
53 Willys Pickup, 59 Willys Wagon, 76 CJ-5, 83 Diesel Suburban, 496 Big Block Silverado
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