The Forward Control Jeeps were built by Willys Motors and featured engineering that was based on the CJ-5. The FC-170 model had a six cylinder Super Hurricane engine and a longer nine foot bed.
Although The General is officially a 1969 Dodge Charger, 1968 and 1969 Chargers were used in the original television series with the addition of some 1970 Chargers used in the later movie. Besides the insignias on the outside the car is also well known for the horn which plays the first 12 notes of the song Dixie.
A lot of work went into this truck, from dropping for drivers floor for more headroom to cleaning up the interior, roll bar and paint. A very loud waterproof speaker system in the rear finished off this fun summer ride.
Now drivable with new rubber and restored wheels and caps this old truck can continue it’s life as a true survivor.
With a dark metallic base color and two tone stripes the curves on this roadster are accentuated by the light reflecting over them.
The International B-Series was the first of the series to feature V8 engines as an option, either 304 ci or 345 ci.
The M38 windshield could be folded flat for firing and the body was equipped with a pintle hook for towing and lifting shackles front and rear.
With the old body to the 1952 Willys M38A1 sitting in the background the Willys is starting to look like a completed truck.
Not all replica Cobras are the same and the Factory Five Cobras are the world’s best selling replicas of the famous Shelby Cobra. Racing classes exist around the country specifically for race spec Factory Five replicas.
The new body being lowered onto the restored frame. The M38A1 was the first vehicle to feature the round fender design that would later become the distinguishing body style of the CJ-5.
Kaiser Jeep was sold to AMC in 1970 marking the beginning of the end for the old Jeeps. The CJ5 was sold in America as either a Willys or a Jeep and overseas as the Ford Jeep in Brazil, the Jeep Shahbaz in Iran, and the Shinjin Jeep in South Korea. Watch for this CJ5 to make a huge transformation from it’s current state.
This is how the entire body of Willys M38A1 is packed into a crate and shipped across the world to keep these iconic Jeeps on the road.
The largest engine that Chrysler made it’s power by sheer size instead of high compression or high revs. This big block is making almost 500 horsepower and just over 400 ft-lbs or torque.
“Little” Red is a brush fire truck that was owned by the Civil Defense and used by the So. Amana Fire Department. This is from the first year of production of a the M38A1 that continued for 20 years.
Now running and fitted with Goodyear Wrangler MT takeoffs from a U.S. Army HMMWV the old Power Wagon looks more powerful than ever.
This Ford Mustang Boss 302 is once again since new fully painted to it’s Medium Blue Metallic color. Only 460 Boss 302s had the color code Q which was available only in 1970.
The Chevrolet Task Force Series of trucks started in 1955 and 1958 was the first year for the fleetside bed. All light-duty trucks were now called “Apache”, medium-duty trucks called “Viking”, and heavy-duty trucks called “Spartan”.
Built by Willys-Overland from 1926 to 1931 the Whippet was an attempt at a line of smaller cars until the depression ultimately doomed the brand. The Whippet 98A had 6 cylinder engine rated at 50 bhp and were produced in great number reaching a production of 82,207 units.
First on sale in 1945 these trucks were based on Dodge’s 3/4 ton WC series of World War II military trucks and were used where other trucks couldn’t easily travel.
Ever wonder how an entire new floor for a 1955 Chevrolet is shipped? This is the largest sheetmetal shipment we have ever received and the packaging is great!