Truck is set up for street and strip, it has been lot driven and engine was broke in on a test stand and dyno'd in the truck at around 435 at the engine. I looked into putting the body onto a diff frame, and the K5 is pretty close to the same wheelbase. I plan to shave the sidewalls to show a wide whitewall!!! I keep the non marine parts I have found over the years in boats. I like the idea of a V8 it already comes with an alternator, starter and its ready for 12 volts. Hopefully mine will be rolling again by the end of the weekend. Not shown is the new power brake master cylinder as well! I actually like Rack and Pinion steering on 'em.
It had a 327 when I got it. This has been a project I have worked on for several years, the engine was broke in on a test stand as was the transmission, I have driven it around my property many times but it is not plated and has not been on a drag strip. Starting to think I should've kept the o'all length a bit longer on mine. Saw a 40 pickup at Goodguys Columbus a couple weeks ago that was on a S10 chassis with a Flaming River vega box, fit real nice with plenty of clearance, guy said it drives and handled nice. Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now Active Power designed its stout steel bed to drop right onto the S-10 chassis without any modifications, so the following set of photographs illustrates where the old cab mounts were located and how they were removed. I do have a 9 inch ford but quite sure the gears would need to be changed. The dump bed has a belt driven hydraulic pump that feeds two lift cylinders.
Maybe the seller has since added a transmission cover? Built a new old hood as I didn't like how the old one fit. Still have to make a driveshaft, figure out the appropriate steering column and wheel, and a few other less important bits, but for the most part its all paid for and just being assembled! I believed I could still do it. Guy Henson of Damn Good Motors is the genius behind the flathead power going into this ride. Many new mechanical parts, including wiring harness, clutch, brakes, water pump, hoses, thermostat, 6 volt battery and more. Rear axle rebuilt and have all the parts for the front axle. Do you have large ford pickup or car bolt pattern. The interior nees a little finishing.
Also check your frame to make sure there is no damage or rust hole if so this will need to be fixed before painting or powder coating your frame the other thing to check is the frame straightness and that it doesn't have a twist in the frame from being used as a work horse in the past if so you may have to take it to a frame shop and have it pulled and straightened so you don't have your truck of passenger car setting at a tilt after installing your body but keep in mind these old cabs and bodies have seen a lot of years and road time and may need a shim here or there so don't be afraid if you have to use one from time to time. The body is in great shape and complete with original heater core and gauges. I have some new seals for body, the windows are all Lexan. As it turned out, it took a lot of rubbing. I did find an S10 extended cab, but measured the rear axle from the left inside of the rear tire to the right inside of the rear tire. Fits pretty good with a little bit of fabrication.
The truck starts, drives and sounds great. I wanted to have the look of a Willys and the performance and ride of newer technology. Saw a 40 pickup at Goodguys Columbus a couple weeks ago that was on a S10 chassis with a Flaming River vega box, fit real nice with plenty of clearance, guy said it drives and handled nice. Fits pretty good with a little bit of fabrication. If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam,. I have built a 64 327 engine, with a 5 speed trans.
My fenders are wider than a half ton truck so I need to get spacers to set my wheels out on front. Everything is pretty much straight. The aftermarket support of the S-10 gives you a good range of options so if you like it cool. Step 1 and 2 These are the two hardest brackets to remove from the frame. The engine mounts are actually tabs cut off the transverse leaf spring perch to better expose the front A-arms and the leafs. Makes your ride way safer, and better handling in some cases. There are clearance issues, mine are steering box to radiator.
So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. . Alloy Fuel Cell and more. There are issues with the Radiator and the Steering Box which I have not come to yet. New springs, shocks, brakes to include drums and slave cylinders.
No title, I can furnish a bill of sale and bill of sale from previous owner. Later, Billy 52 dodge cab in avatar is mounted to a blazer frame. It turned out, of course, that my expectations were fully met when I went down home for a visit and first saw the truck. I have some new seals for body, the windows are all Lexan. I still remember the telephone conversation when Mom called from Virginia and told me Dad had bought the truck. It would be winter 2002 before any more significant work was done on the truck. My brother got a old motor up in the shed been sitting a few years , he said it's a 383 stroker keth black piston , I have to open it up to see, it was for his endro car at the local track.
No title, I can furnish a bill of sale and bill of sale from previous owner. Truck is located in Indianapolis area and would need to by picked up by trailer or flatbed since it is not plated or titled. I been kickin around the idea of some type of manual rack, but I ordered the Flaming River box, Im goin pick it up at the nats in Louisville this weekend. Simple 4-link kit from Summit Racing. If not I have a marine salvage yard , so I have a 1968 Malibu 350 sbc motor that a guy put in a boat and never took to the lake. Now its not really something I agree with on a vintage build but I do in such cases as a daily driver think its not a bad idea. What keeps me motivated is the fact that you almost never see these old Willys Jeep trucks and wagons and panels.