This 1952 Willys is more than just a classic military-style Jeep.
With an upgraded motor, full roll cage, big winch up front, and
more, it's a true useful 4x4 with a true patriotic appearance.
Camo green and earned stars instantly makes this one recognize as a
military-style machine. This one even has the right vintage
details, like the skinny mud tires, tow hoop, and ax and shovel
mounted on the side. But that XBull 13,000lb winch up front signals
this classic Jeep is ready for modern duty, too. In fact, you have
halogen headlamps and a full roll bar, which they would have loved
to have had in the Army. There's even a hood scoop and a hint of
headers in the fenders that indicate that the power is upgraded,
too (more on that in a moment.)
The Jeep was quite basic, but that doesn't mean there weren't some
considerations given to this one. The seats look like they have
newer canvas covers that are still ready for the robust outdoor
lifestyle. Plus, you now have seatbelts. There's even a bikini top
to keep the sunshine off your shoulders. The rear has cool ways to
carry the essentials with two jerry cans and three classic ammo
boxes, and there's a spot light back there so you can see it all
even at night. One of the best upgrades for practical use is a full
set of gauges. From behind the wheel, you'll note three levers on
the floor, one for the three-speed manual transmission and the
other two for the two-speed transfer case. The middle one selects 2
or 4-wheel drive, while the one on the far right selects high and
low ranges. If that seems confusing, the original instructions are
mounted on the dash. Cool, right?
Under the hood is a big upgrade in power. The 231 cubic-inch V6 is
75 percent larger than what Willys was offering with their
four-cylinder. Not only do you have a larger displacement, but also
this motor inhales deeply with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor,
and it exhales with added power as headers feed the dual exhaust.
So you know this one has true extra muscle to make the most out of
its go-anywhere 4x4 attitude. The rest is classic Jeep robustness -
from the solid steel wheels to the strong chassis.
We all love the look of this military icon, and this one has been
given all the right upgrades to be far more useful than just for
nostalgia. So if you love the classic look and want real ability,