View Full Version : New here. Just bought a 1955 Willys

02-21-2013, 10:58 AM
I'm sure I got in over my head, but this is an exciting time. I hope to stop by here and grab some advice from everyone from time to time. I hope to get it all finished in 5 years.

1948 Cal Willys Pickup
02-21-2013, 10:33 PM
Welcome. What kind of Willys did you buy?

02-22-2013, 08:49 AM
4x4 truck. It's drivable, but needs work. My first order of business is to replace the bed and rear fenders. I believe the engine is the original inline 6.

1948 Cal Willys Pickup
02-22-2013, 07:22 PM
Cool I also have a pickup. Has a straight 6 as well but a GM motor. Do you have any photos?

02-23-2013, 07:43 AM
would be good to see some photos. is it style side bake or a flat tray ?

i have a `62 flat bed truck with the original 230 OHC 6 cylinder engine that i am restoring.

02-25-2013, 08:24 PM

It's the only one I have on this computer at the moment. Just ordered a bed from a 62 to swap out. Hope I fits!

02-26-2013, 07:24 AM
mellow yellow.

tray should fit i`d think.

1948 Cal Willys Pickup
02-26-2013, 08:27 AM
Now thats one color I hadn't contemplated.

02-26-2013, 03:34 PM
I believe it was originally red and they painted it yellow. I'm debating whether to take it back to a red or try a nice classy dark green. Not military green, maybe more like british racing green or a tad darker.

1948 Cal Willys Pickup
02-27-2013, 09:13 AM
When I bought mine it was olive drab. The inside was still the original color which is the green you are talking about. I am trying a charcoal grey of sorts. Haven't really gotten to that point yet.