1946 Willys Jeep Delivery

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1946 Willys Jeep Delivery
Owner, Sam Perry

Few can argue the important role that the “Willy’s-Jeep-Overland” manufacturing company played in America’s history. Following World War II, Americans clamored for new cars and Willy’s Overland responded with the introduction of the Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon and Delivery. While only 2-wheel drive when introduced by 1949 it was available with 4-wheel drive like many cars in the Jeep lineup.

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Member Sam Perry, is the proud owner of this 1946 Willy’s Delivery, and he has long replaced the flat-head 4-cylinder ‘Go Devil’ engine with a more modern 350 cubic inch Chevrolet small block, that includes a Summit Racing Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 4 Barrel carburetor with ceramic coated long tube headers.

These little haulers are fun to drive, and with a little more power under the hood, we’re certain Sam is all smiles every time he’s behind the wheel.

Want to share your own ride with us? Send a photo and your story to MemberRides@ClassicCarRestorationClub.com.

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6 Responses to “1946 Willys Jeep Delivery”

  1. Jeff Whelchel

    I LOVE the old Willys, I think they have more class than the newer Jeeps.

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  2. Chuck

    Did you keep the original frame or did you set the body on a more modern frame and drive train?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Chuck. We’ll reach out to the member to see if we can determine more details, although our guess is the body rests on the stock rails.

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  3. Chuck Dobra

    I have a ’60 Willys SUV, Magnum sub-model. It is a barn find with 43K original miles. With the original 72 hp motor, and OD. For me, I don’t want to create a “rest-rod”; I want to keep it original. But the brakes leave a LOT to be desired. There are some outlets that have disc brake conversions, and I would like to perform this work on the vehicle. I am hesitant, however, as some say that this will decrease the value of this original barn find. Does anyone have an opinion?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Chuck,

      I always error on the side of safety, and brake conversions are the MOST common upgrade.

      But look carefully at your options most brake conversion kits require NO modifications to your car and are simply bolt on.

      Save all of your old parts and if the next owner wants 100% stock they’ll have the parts to do it, and it won’t affect the value of your great ride.

      Nothing will decrease the value of your classic car faster than failing to stop when you need to.

      Wrench Safe,

      Mark
      Classic Car Restoration Club Video Membership

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