1961 Willys Overland L6-226 Pickup Truck Frame Off Restoration - 99% Restored!
Price: - Item location: Walnut Creek, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Willys
- Model: Overland Pick-up Truck
- Type: Pick-up
- Trim: Original OEM NOS
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 500
- VIN: 88888888888888888
- Color: Spruce Tip Green/ Glacier White
- Engine size: Willys L6-226
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Factory Bench
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Willys Overland Pick-up TruckThis 1961 Willys L6-226 Pickup has lived its entire life in Northern California and just finished a restoration started in 2013.
The truck has had every system gone through, fter being disassembled to a bare frame, lasted, nd its chassis either powder coated or painted with Eastwood chassis black. Here are the details:
-Frame: free of bends, racks, nd rot, s it lead a life of mild use in a dry climate, nd sits on 4 new Willys America/ Betts Spring, an Leandro, a. made leaf springs.
-Brake system: has all new pads, prings, ully replaced brake lines, oth rubber and steel, nd new cylinders.
-Tires: original Jeep 16-inch truck rims that have been powder coated in factory Glacier White, nd wrapped with brand new 750-16 Hercules HDT biased ply traction tires. The spare is used, ut its the same brand and tread.
-Fuel tank: has been cleaned and coated, nd all new fuel lines were installed. The fuel pump and single barrel Carter carburetor were completely disassembled, leaned and rebuilt.
-Drive train: has been gone through as well, dding new gaskets and bearings where required. Even the pedal arms were re-bushed with brass inserts, o the pedals have no side-to-side play and feel solid as new.
-Gears: This jeep has no odd gear noise, nd it goes through the gears without a hitch, ew clutch, urfaced pressure plate.
-Electric system: It has a new factory correct wiring harness, ebuilt generator, nd matched voltage regulator. 12 volt factory. I wasn't able to find a set of original tail lights, t needs rear tail lights installed, ossibly reproduction or aftermarket.
-Engine: The flathead Super Hurricane 226 engine has been gone through, achined and reassembled. The exhaust is new with a Smitty's glass pack that gives an aggressive, ut not annoyingly loud note. The engine currently has a higher RPM stutter, hich I suspect is distributer advance related, ut it still runs well, nd it idles beautifully.
-Exterior: the body was painted in 2014 in factory Willys Spruce Tip Green/ Glacier White two tone, ts original colors. I removed all filler that was present, referring the small imperfections get painted as such, ot sweating the small stuff. The cab has small dings and dents, nd a few holes where things were once mounted, ut nothing that distracts from the vehicle's lines. The stainless trim is complete, ut the passenger side door trim is rough, nd could be swapped for a nicer piece. The cast elbows for the hockey style trim were re-chromed, nd look perfect, ree of pits or imperfection. The cab floors were replaced completely. The doors need the windows and wind wings, oor latches to be assembled, nd all parts for that are included. The front and rear glass have been installed with new gaskets. Doors are mounted but need new glass and weather stripping installed.
-Interior: The cab interior and accessories are what need assembly. The original bench seat is serviceable, nd the original springs and padding are present, ut they should be recovered. The truck has no floor mat or door inserts, hadn't decided on seat material yet. I have a lead on factory "Maverick" material, hich although period and brand correct, ould not have been available on a truck. I can put you in touch with that shop should you be interested in going down that path with this truck.
-Truck bed: the bed of the truck being single wall, nd original, xhibits the normal minor dings and dents expected of its age. The floor is not rotted out, or are the stake pockets.
This is a great truck with all the heavy lifting restoration work done. It is ready to be trimmed out and personalized with minor bolt on cab re-assembly work, nd minor tuning expected to come with a body off restoration, djusting the brakes after a few hundred miles, irst oil change after break in, tc... Nothing major, nd certainly no rusted or broken bolts, ust, r searching for missing parts. The only reason I am selling, s because I inherited a family Jeep, nd I have only so much space and time. I had intended to keep this truck, nd I built it for myself so no expenses were spared. I will be sad to see it go.
The VIN is available upon request, lease message if interested. Available for showing if local, appy to arrange shipping/loading (buyer pays for shipping). Cash, ashier's check or PayPal only.