Another landin11243 1959 Willys Wagon post...
STARTING INTO THE PROJECT
Sometime in 2003, the Second owner had the Wagon painted to the original Willys Blue and started a formal restoration project. In December 2005 I located the Wagon and its second owner "Gene" in the small town of Ruidoso New Mexico. The story has it that the original owner towed the Wagon back and forth from New Mexico to Alaska several times which accounted for about half of the 98K miles on the odometer. With the exception of a "chatter" during clutching, the Wagon seemed to run fairly well. An electronic fuel pump was added to the vehicle but other than that, it appeares that the Wagon is around 90% stock.
Heading back to Denver!
Interior shot of the floorboards
Starting the teardown of the front end.
Like most old Willys vehicles, the majority of the rust is located on the floorboards. Although not fully rusted through the floor, the interior will need to be media blasted ...
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