Twisted Willys – 2007 PA Jeep Show Favorite

SHOW FAVORITES – We always pick a few favorites from a show.  Typically we like the strange and unusual or the extremely well done rig.  We don’t have any formal criteria, it’s just a feeling where we go – man, now that’s cool!

TWISTED WILLYS IN THE WEEDS DJ-5
ROY’S TOY ORANGE 1973 COMMANDO
TUXEDO PARK CJ-5 FC-150
GOLDEN EAGLE CJ-7 DRAG JEEP

TWISTED WILLYS

Talk about a strange animal!  David Leasure’s 1950 Willys truck is a near engineering marvel.  The Jeep features a split frame allowing it articulation that boggles the mind.  The split is accomplished by a bearing in the center section of the frame behind the cab area.  Limiting straps and shocks control twisting.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Twisted Willys
2nd Place in Class

Details:

  • Propane powered 283
  • 36″ Swamper TSL tires
  • GM 12 bolt rear, Dana 44 front 5.13:1 Gears
  • 8000lb Winch
  • T90 Transmission, Model 18 Transfer case
  • Exocage
  • Massey Ferguson Power Steering
  • Snorkel
David indicates it took him 6 months to build the Jeep and used spare and scrap parts to fabricate the truck.  Some future enhancements include; high steer, hydraulics to control the hinge, and an alteration to the rear drive shaft.
   

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