1957 Willys Wagon 4WD L6-226 with PTO winch

Price: - Item location: Sharpsburg, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: Wagon L6-226 4WD
  • Type: SUV
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 1,000,000
  • VIN: 5416827561
  • Engine size: 226ci Hurricane 6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Willys Wagon L6-226 4WD

57 Wagon.

Owned for 25 years. Selling, s I just don’t spend the time on it that it deserves.

Runs terrible, ransfer case needs to be rebuilt, nd drinks oil. Shocks are painted and pretty, ut need to be replaced. Especially the back ones. Guy that had it before me, ifted it all around about 2 inches, ith “not bad” work. But that means the shock throw is “not standard”.

Winch is a 12,000lb mechanical from the Power Takeoff, nd works like a champ.

4wd all works, ingpins are fine. Steering gearbox leaks but centers up pretty good.

I got a “show quality” carburetor from Walcks last year, nd when I redid the wiring, ut in an electronic ignition distributor and a new alternator with a nice stainless arm. It was 12v before I got it, ut the horns have never been loud, nd I suspect they’re still 6v.

The temp and fuel gauges have never worked. Speedo, ights, rights, linkers, adio, nd courtesy lights all work. And the heater blower and defrost work great. Even put in some new duct hose for the defrost, nd built an interior duct box for flow direction. Heat exchanger in the engine compartment doesn’t leak.

Radiator was cleaned out and cored 20 years ago, nd seems just fine. Every wheel got a new slave cylinder about then too, nd the Master cylinder was replaced with a used rebuilt one about 5 years ago. My wife covered the seats a few years ago. I had the old frames blasted and painted. We used some matching material for the door panels and other interior panels.

The wooden slats in the floor are mostly original. I found the missing ones on Ebay, o they’re complete. I have a headliner (gray) “new in the box”. I bought it 20 years ago and never put it in, o I guess that’s “old in the box” or “new in the old box”. I bought some material to make the 2 missing headliner bows, ut never got around to making them.

Tires are all good. And yes, hat is indeed a barometric altimeter on the dash. When I bought this 25 years ago, t was already there. I don’t need it, ut never felt like removing it.

For much of the past 20 years, t has been in some state of “rebuilding something”, n my garage. Sadly I did the engine first, nd after setting as long as it has, ven though it runs, ’m afraid it needs a teardown for rings and bearings. Knocks and smokes. Fuel pump diaphragms never seem to last, o I stuck an electric pump on it, hat seems to be fine. Left the mechanical fuel pump in place for the vacuum wiper motor, hich never actually got around to being rebuilt.

In the 90's, drove this as a daily driver for 5 years and just loved it. If someone took the time to go through it mechanically, ut in the headliner, ixed that rusty old hinge on the bottom of the rear tailgate, ot the fuel gauge to work, nd gave it a nice paint job, hey’d really have something. I just don’t have the time or energy, nd although it’s a wonderful thing to have when my wife wants me to pull up a stump, ts just a shame to have it stuck in the garage. If you buy it, lan to trailer it away. Like I started with it runs terrible. That means it fires up just fine, nd I won’t hesitate to drive around the local area, p to normal road speeds. But I know what to do when it coughs or burps, nd am real familiar with how it sways and steers. Someone that isn’t familiar with it, ould get into trouble trying to safely go more than say 5 miles. Plus the motor is knocking more these days, o should really be looked into before starting to try to drive it around.