Owner: Goerge Haber
The mystique and facination with the Willys Overland / Jeep series of vehicles never seems to wane. For over 60 years it has been America's "Go Anywhere" vehicle. Produced by the hundreds of thousands in various configurations, there are probably few places in the world that these rugged vehicles have not gone, road or no road. While most of the vehicle that flowed from the famous lineage have been open-topped vehicles, several hard-topped and wagon models were produced to appeal to the everyday family consumer.
Helping to restore this one to driveable condition was a real pleasure, but it was not restored to stock/original condition... a few modification have been made. The owner wanted a vehicle that would be more driver and freeway friendly than the original. So the first thing that was changed was the old 4wd drivetrain. It is now a 2wd with a chevy small-block under the hood and a 4-speed automatic trans. A TCI front end was installed to improve handling, and the suspension upgraded all around as well.