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I zipped it down the road yesterday, it has torque for days... not enough horsepower, I'll take care if that later. The ratings I found for it are 245hp/400tq

For now my plan is a very short list.
Door handles, mirrors, roll cage, pull the spacers off the front brakes to get them front tires in 3-4" (was originally a dually chassis), hook up a vacuum line to the trans, maybe some side windows, a bed I hate the one I made on it for a mud truck it was fine not now though, soft coil springs or air bags in the front, then tinker with it when I don't feel like working on the old C60.

For now I'm going to enjoy what it is.
 

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460/C6 combo. I've already been in contact with a company to remedy the low hp and I'll be bumping up the tq more too.
 

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460/C6 combo. I've already been in contact with a company to remedy the low hp and I'll be bumping up the tq more too.
Still going to keep the 460? I like the idea of a Ford big block. Everyone seems to have bowtie swaps.
 

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After talking it over with my wife we've decided we need a small usable truck. So I've decided that instead of only having the Willy as a toy it will fill that spot also. I'll probably keep it an efi 460 for quite awhile if not forever and not add any more power to it. We made a trip out to Crawsville Indiana to visit Midwest Willys. I picked up an original bed, body panels that mount to the bottom of the bed and a replacement front fender for the drivers side. Mass amounts of body work are now on the list and it will be painted. It will not be to a show quality but to a nice driver quality for now. I did not buy rear fenders while I was there because I would just have to cut them all up to make them work with my future plans for wheels and tires so I'm going to make a set once I get to that point.

I sand blasted the small parts and have them in primer now. I sanded the bed down and put 4 coats of cheap spray on bed liner that I doubt will last on it.

I had to swap my fans around and have them as pullers instead of pushers, made a new fan shroud that I need to wrap up.

Before the new bed goes on I'll be making some changes to some of the lines. Like hard mount the fuel lines, radiator pipes, fix a leaking brake line, trans cooler lines. The new bed is substantially longer and wider so I will be adding steel to the back of the chassis and installing a 2" receiver so I can pull a trailer when I need to. I haven't completly decided if I want to install a gooseneck in the bed or not yet. The fuel cell, pump and filter will be going under the bed. I haven't decided where I'm going to put the battery yet but it will also be out of the bed. The radiator is the only thing that I plan on keeping in the bed because I don't have any room for it anywhere else and I can't make room for it.

Once all this is done future plans are to make an exhaust for it to get the sound and exhaust out from underneath of the truck. And possibly involve another D60 front axle, an OD trans and higher gears. The 4:10 gears currently in it have it screaming.

I could really use a barn... I have all the parts for my 1969 C60 taking up tons of room (tires mostly) and some parts for my wife's mud truck in there too.
 

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It a mom and pop place with mass amounts of parts for everything. They have everything stored and labeled in a barn out back. Great people too and both very knowledgeable.
 

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Since it's cold out now and I won't work on the other trucks because they don't fit in the garage I'm back at this. I couldn't find a fuel cell that fit the dimensions I wanted. The blue one drove me crazy sticking out the back like it did. So I made one. According to the dimensions it's just shy of 13 gallons and will be fillable through the bed. The cap sits just below the bed floor. I need to make a door to access it/cover it.
 

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I pulled the front springs and dropped the front end to get an idea of how it'll sit at ride height. For now it's held up by 4x4s. I'll be putting air ride on the front also. Air bags are bought and I'm waiting for them to ship now. While I was at it I ordered a receiver and will be welding that on so I can haul small things with this too. I have the C60 for hauling heavy things (also a bit of a "build" too and damn near done). Here's a preview of what the Willy will look like at ride height. It maybe a little higher or a little lower depending on how I have to have it sit for the wheels to be straight.
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Here's one of my C60 I've been bringing back to life slowly.
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I picked up a couple of welders along the way too. The first one is an old gas drive AC and generator with a HAND CRANK! It's from the late 40s or early 50s as far as the numbers say. She runs great and welds just like any other AC welder. I already have everything to convert it to DC.
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Next is a little badass! It's an Eastwood MP250i. I even got the spool gun so I can stick, tig, mig weld and mig aluminium. 60% duty cycle at 250 amp and 100% duty cycle under 195-ish. 220/110 too.
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Here's the list of crap I still need to do (more as a reminder for me than for you).
-Run new gas lines- adjust brake pedal - fix leaking rear brake line- install a roll cage- build exhaust/mufflers/headers/O2 sensor- clean up wiring- bumpers front/rear- rear fenders- mirrors- outside door handles- brake lights- coolant leak- weld on hitch- bump timing- 4 point harnesses- fuel cap door in bed- air bag front- metal work... lots of body work- paint- move battery out of cab- add on board air.
That sums it up for now
 

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I thought about it but that one has drug out too. I've had it for almost 2 years now. Replaced the motor, clutch, cleaned up the inside, put a saddle tank on it, new insulation/sound deadening/ floor mat, built a 2-1/2" exhaust, tires, rims, gauge cluster, bezel, carb, headers.... the list goes on and on. It will be used to haul my wife's truck to bogs and whatever else I need it for. Then it caught fire about a month ago when I took it for a very illegal 20 minute ride down the road. Not a total loss by any means. It burnt up the distributor and all the wiring under the hood. I fixed and replaced everything already, except for the wiring. I've realized I need to leave it alone for awhile, plus it's getting colder out. She was ready for the road too and I planned on plating it this coming spring. I'll rewire it then plate it when it's warm out again.
 

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Air bags came today. It's now air ride front and rear. I have a little bit more to do for the front to be complete, I ran out of time. Air Lift 2500 bags.
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Once I get a couple more parts I need for the new fuel cell I'll drive her out of the garage for some better pictures.
A rear bumper is in the works.
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