Brad and Nancy Kuhnz
Year, Make & Model
1953 Willys Overland Pickup
How long have you owned this vehicle?
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
Chrome, grill bars, etc
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
Slow - top speed is 70mph; needs trans update
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
Original leaf springs in front and rear with Hyper Flex
Energy Suspension Systems poly bushings and front leaf shackle
Disc front - manual
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