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1953 Willys Overland Pickup

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Owner

Name
Brad and Nancy Kuhnz

Home Town
Wyoming, MN

Vehicle

Year, Make & Model
1953 Willys Overland Pickup

How long have you owned this vehicle?
Since 1989

Where/how did you find this vehicle
We bought it from a private party who belonged to the Northern Lights Car Club. It was just a rolling chassis and a lot of junk.

Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
Electric coolilng fan
Transmission update (4/5 speed transmission)
Better air conditioning
Paint - color(s) undecided
Wheels
Chrome, grill bars, etc
External sunvisor

Has this vehicle won any awards?
No awards to date except my own: to be dependable, fun and to meet a lot of people (Back To The 50s weekend was very fun!)

Have you raced it? If so, where and when?
No comment... but someone was surprised!

Best quarter mile time
N/A
Slow - top speed is 70mph; needs trans update

Power Train

Engine size and Horsepower
1993 Chev 350 4 bolt main

Tell us about any engine modifications
GM high performance cam
4 BBL carb (Rochester) on an aluminum Edlebrock intake
Ceramic coated shorty headers by FlowTech
2" dual exhaust - handmade with turbo mufflers

Transmission Type and Modifications
Jeep/Ford T150 Top Loader 3 spped
Dana 20 transfer case
Lakewood bellhousing with manual clutch

Rear axle ratio and modifications
Dana 44 ('72 International Scout - TracLok) 3:54 gear

Front axle: Dana 30 ('90 CJ-5) 3:54 ratio with Warner lockouts

Suspension

Front/Back
Original leaf springs in front and rear with Hyper Flex
Energy Suspension Systems poly bushings and front leaf shackle

 Brakes
Disc front - manual
Drums rear

Other

Wheels and Tires
15x8 steel ranger (brand unknown)
BF Goodrich TA's - P275/60 R15 front and rear

Tell us about the vehicle's unique options or features, either factory or aftermarket
Air conditiong by Max 60/ 2+2 (Do 60mph, open 2 windows and 2 wing windows. Max a/c = open cowl vent)

Heat - stock unit with so called defrost

Steering - power steering '79 Jeep gear box
                 '79 GM tilt column with Grant Wood steering wheel

Electrically operated wipers

Panasonic AM/FM CD player with separate 6 disc CD player

'65 Chevy tail lights with blue dots

1953 MN truck license plates
 


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