1955 Willys Pickup

1955 Willys 4x4 Pickup

Back View
Cab View

Front View 2
Front View
Left Side View
Motor Left Side View
Motor Right Side View
Right Side View
Bench Seat View
Basic Info:
  • 1955 1 ton 4x4 pick-up (well really, I wouldn't put a ton in it, but that's what the book says)
  • 100% stock unrestored condition
  • Good overall condition buts needs some work to be a driver. It could also be an easy restoration project.
  • L6-226 engine starts good and runs smooth
  • Spicer 25 front axle / Warn hubs
  • Timken rear axle
  • Borg-Warner T-90 3 speed transmission
  • Spicer 18 transfer case
  • Original 6 volt electrical system
  • All original gages work
  • Turn Signals (a dealer option)
  • Radio (probably a dealer option. Not working)
  • Ramsey 8000# PTO front winch (another dealer option)
  • Good California title and 2002 tags
More Info on Condition:
    Ready to be a daily driver with the following:
    • a front brake job (master cylinder, rear cylinders and shoes are done)
    • a good lube job, tune up and other minor TLC stuff
    • new tires - the old military tires on it are lucky to hold air
    • the cab floor pans are rusted out and need to be replaced
    The rest of the cab, bed and frame has surface rust at most.

    It is very complete as far as original parts and trim. It doesn't have any modifications and I have collected most of the few missing original parts, i.e. bench seat and arm rests.

    All of the window glass has a crack of some kind. It is all flat glass that is inexpensive to replace.

    The drive train seems to be in good shape. The transmission needs to have its supporting cross-member straightened and new mounts installed. The transfer case leaks too much oil and needs to have that fixed.

    The body is in overall good shape. The doors need work to latch properly. The only serious rust is in the floor pans. Most of the wiring is original, especially in the cab. There will be some body work if you want to do a restoration. There are a few dings in the roof and some bondo in the bed rails. Overall, it looks like a well loved, hard working truck.

Extra Stuff:
    I have a few extra items that will go with the truck:
  • extra set of leaf springs
  • four extra 16" rims
  • gasket kits, glass for one door, extra rear fender and other misc. parts
  • shop manual and a magazine ad from the period
  • any information you want on good web sites, parts vendors, work done by me, etc.
This Truck's Story:
    This is the story of this truck from my knowledge and observations:

    The 1956 Oregon plate behind the seat is my only clue to it's early life. I suspect from it's current blue California plate that it moved to California in the early to mid-seventies. There are oil change tags on the door from the seventies. In 1998, I bought it in Los Angeles from a guy who owned it for a short time. He said it was moved from northern to southern California during his purchase. Based on this and the general condition of the truck, I suspect it was a truck for a small farm or a summer/hunting cabin. It has the look of being lightly used for regular work. Not too beat up, but not a garage queen. Since the only serious rust is the floor pans, I suspect it lived most of it's life in the mountains where it snows or rains often. I would be surprised if more than four or five people have owned this truck (including myself and the guy I bought it from).

    I bought it to have a cool original truck to run around town in and take out to the desert for some occasional four wheeling. It was a project that didn't get enough attention. I mostly did minor work to get it street legal and started to prepare for a minor restoration. I've put less than 1,000 miles on it over that time. It has mostly lived in a garage and gets started up and driven around the neighborhood every few weeks.

    Now I've moved it to Montana and don't have the room to store and work on it. I'm hoping to find it a good home with someone that will appreciate and preserve it's original condition.